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Evolution Through the Dimensions
A new theory traces the evolution of human language and consciousness, and enables a new understanding of the dimensions of time and space and the relationship between science and religion.


How we confuse symbols and things
In my opinion, the greatest single failure of American education is that students come away unable to distinguish between a symbol and the thing the symbol stands for.  Copyright  2001, P. Lutus.


Seal of the Theosophical Society Exlained
THE SEAL of the Theosophical Society is composed of a number of symbols, all of them having been used from ancient times to express profound spiritual and philosophical concepts about humanity and the universe.


Now Comes a Crop Circle
If the theories of Quantum Entanglement and Quantum Teleportation turn out to be correct, then we could indeed postulate that an advanced civilization would use such methods for communications.


Symbolism -
Symbolism is the systematic or creative use of arbitrary symbols as abstracted representations of concepts or objects and the distinct relationships in between, as they define both context and the narrower definition of terms.


Physics and Evolution of Symbols and Codes
Reflections on the Work of Howard Pattee.
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Of the Symbolic Form of Art
Hegel's Lectures on Aesthetics - The symbol, in the sense which we here give to this term, constitutes, according to its very idea, as well as from the epoch of its appearance in history, the beginning of art.


Voices from the Open Source Revolution
Written language gave people symbols, symbols that could stand for things - if the community could agree on what the symbols stood for. So language requires consensus. It's something a group can agree on. It is, in short, a symbol that ties a community together.


What is symbolism? - Numerology Articles/Essays
Symbols, and images, are the languages of the unconscious mind. When understood, our personal symbols can provide us with the guidance to resolve issues.


Symbolism, Its Meaning and Effect - Alfred North Whitehead
The slightest survey of different epochs of civilization discloses great differences in their attitude towards symbolism. For example, during the medieval period in Europe symbolism seemed to dominate men's imaginations. Architecture was symbolical, ceremonial was symbolical, heraldry was symbolical.


Egyptian Symbolism and Animal Worship
The sincere and unprejudiced student of comparative religions comes at last to see that without the help of symbology no ancient Scripture can ever be correctly understood.




Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind


Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind
In this book, Jaynes theorizes that ancient consciousness was radically different from modern consciousness. He suggests that ancient human beings had no sense of an interior, directing self. Rather, they accepted commands from what appeared to them to be an externalized agency, which they obeyed blindly, without question.


Origin of Consciousness - Julian Jaynes
O' WHAT A WORLD of unseen visions and heard silences, this insubstantial country of the mind! What ineffable essences, these touchless rememberings and unshowable reveries! And the privacy of it all! A secret theater of speechless monologue and prevenient counsel, an invisible mansion of all moods, musings, and mysteries, an infinite resort of disappointments and discoveries. A whole kingdom where each of us reigns reclusively alone, questioning what we will, commanding what we can. A hidden hermitage where we may study out the troubled book of what we have done and yet may do. An introcosm that is more myself than anything I can find in a mirror. This consciousness that is myself of selves, that is everything, and yet nothing at all what is it?


McLuhan Studies Issue 3: Cognitive Power of Chinese Characters
Language can be regarded as the extension of thought. Man accepts, understands his surroundings or the world in terms of the mother tongue he was born with. The writing form of this tongue subliminally influences his mind. A nation's cultural psyche and thinking pattern can be found deeply rooted in the configuration of its writing system.






Symbolism of Oz Characters and Images - The Wizard of Oz
What is the Wizard of Oz Really About? An explanation of the symbolism of each of the characters in the story.


Lessons from the Wizard of Oz
Few of the millions who have enjoyed this charming tale have suspected that its imagery was drawn from that most obscure and tedious of subjects, banking and finance.