The Call for New Language

To make biological survival possible, Mind at Large has to be funneled through the reducing valve of the brain and nervous system. What comes out at the other end is a measly trickle of the kind of consciousness which will help us to stay alive on the surface of this Particular planet. –Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley

To formulate and express the contents of this reduced awareness, man has invented and endlessly elaborated those symbol systems and implicit philosophies which we call languages. Every individual is at once the beneficiary and the victim of the linguistic tradition into which he has been born–the beneficiary inasmuch as language gives access to the accumulated records of other people’s experience, the victim in so far as it confirms him in the belief that reduced awareness is the only awareness and as it bedevils his sense of reality, so that he is all too apt to take his concepts for data, his words for actual things. That which, in the language of religion, is called “this world” is the universe of reduced awareness, expressed, and, as it were, petrified by language. The various “other worlds,” with which human beings erratically make contact are so many elements in the totality of the awareness belonging to Mind at Large. Most people, most of the time, know only what comes through the reducing valve and is consecrated as genuinely real by the local language. –Aldous Huxley

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2 Responses to “The Call for New Language”

  1. This is amazing!
    Something I heard in a whisper of mind
    From the beginning of time
    Something I tried to express, but lacked the words
    And now I know the time has come around for the words to match my mind

    Thanks for being you!
    I look forward to following your explorations
    And observing the positive changes that are sure to flow like a fountain

     
    • And thank you for the kind words!

       

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