This Blog came about from a FB poet friend's thread on the so-called or possible death of High School English & Writing Skills. They were discussing that there is a loss of these writing skills which they feel are so important to survive in the world. These students don't know what a comma is or they hate the 'classics' or they write atrociously if they write at all, and find grammar boring.
Is this a sign of impending Doom? Or is it just the sign of a transition to a different type of world, which has always changed and 'evolved' and continues to do so, hopefully with good intention and a slow but steady improvement in its overall condition? Of course, one can perceive the world thru many different tinted lenses? Paranoid. Schizophrenic. Mad Scientist. Religious or Political Fanatic. Cultists. This same thing has happened numerous times before in prior civilations on our planet, and possibly if one has an open mind like the Vatican has recently indicated, on other planets & in other dimensions. It sometimes predicts the disintegration, dissolution of a Civilization, but then again it may be a wondrous harbinger of something new and different. Aren't you glad you are still not living in the world of the Roman Empire, where your trip to the local shop might mean you had to pass scores of crucified 'bad' individuals?
Something exciting is perhaps happening. A New Planet/World is emerging where all can communicate w/all. Technology is a tool, but the leading edges of Quantum Physics helped by the boost they received in the 70's perhaps, covertly, as apparently many physicists consulted her anonymously, from the Jane Roberts/Robert Butts Seth Material and their phenomenal search into the inner ego, dream worlds and the very essence of consciousness, have indicated that "Thoughts are Things" & that we create, as individuals & as societies & nations our Own Realities & that perhaps our children are already beyond the need for formal writing skills and communicate thru their 'hives' of techno-logical devices all of those skills necessary. Spelling is not important in Tweeter or Chat or E-mail or FB. Communication is. I know some of it is atrocious and we have not very 'intelligent' people making fools of themselves, but, they are trying to communicate their feelings & thoughts to others. Even the "Village Idiot" of yore today has a say.
The Universal Language folks dreamed about may be returning, but in a totally different form than realized. Language is a skill of our Mind and its vehicle, the Brain, preprogrammed as if there is a communication of ideas that are beyond letters & alphabet and sentences in written form, which is why very young children can learn a myriad of languages if taught them & think in different ones. Words, Structure & Grammar are just rules of the same but different game to communicate. Spelling is similar. Communication of an idea is what is paramount. Not the structure of a sentence which is different in order from language to language. We don't want our word Love or Peace to be translated as Hate or War.
The Druids of the Celts & the Proto-Celts(for the most part the ancestors of most Americans, at least the current majority) had a geiss against writing things down unless they were already memorized. The reason: A lot of prior Ancient Knowledge was lost & destroyed when the 'books', scrolls, etc., were destroyed. They were not against books or writing which Caesar's Roman troops & the early Catholic church idiots burned whereever found, until luckily St.Patrick had a vision & change of heart & then ordered his Monks to stop burning & to transcribe not only the surviving manuscripts & books but the oral traditions as well. The Druids, who were the educated class of the early Europeans & also the Teachers of Pythagoras & other famous Greeks used Greek letters for mundane writing such as grocery lists & bills of sale, etc. In fact the very term "Leaves" of a book comes from their Tree Alphabet(each letter was also the name of a tree as well as like Hebrew & Greek having a numerical value) of the Druids(a word that means: People of the Oak/Truth/ Their letter 'D' was called Duir(as in Derry)) for the 'Oak' tree from which we get our word Door. The Oak was considered a 'Doorway' to otherworlds & a powerful sentient being, as all trees were. They taught that we were originally educated & possibly related to the spirits of the Trees.) They would take the leaves of different trees and spell out words & chants & lessons by 'stringing' these leaves in their Sacred Groves. Their are still thousands of untranslated manuscripts in Old Irish sitting & collecting dust, alot to do with Natural Science / Magic / Unknown. Any scholars of Old Irish wish to take on such a task of translating? Contact me.
With our technological devices getting smaller & smaller, eventually it will lead to holding something very small in your hand, producing a 3-4 dimensional 'communication' perhaps the current preferred flat slate device, or a smaller tetrahedron, cube, sphere, trapezoid or whatever will produce whatever is needed from your thoughts or stuff to project to others. To, eventually, perhaps nothing at all but a sort of Telepathy where we imagine a holographic device by intoning a certain sound.
The English/American language has become such a predominant becuz it is an Eater of other Languages: German, Celtic(Briton-Welsh, Irish, Scots-Gaelic, Pictish), Danish, Norse, Latin, Norman-Celtic-Frankish "French", Dutch, Spanish, African & Indian Empire languages etc., etc.. Shakespeare(or whoever wrote the plays if not him, Bacon?)invented over 600 words.
Before the printing press writing was the milieu of Scribes & the Elite & powerful. For the rest of the people they only had the Oral Traditions passed down from ages unknown. They had to take the "Readers" reading as the 'Gospel Truth'. What scholars, scientists & religious folks call Myths are real History because they contain the very essence of the emotional, mental knowledge of each particular race,tribe, society, containing more actual knowledge of reality than the so-called written histories, which are much more like our network news, the perhaps skewed perception of one individual.
Oral (and written)Poetry is also a more realistic attempt to communicate 'things' that are beyond our narrow tunnel vision of 10% of our brain capacity & perceptive abilities, to en-lighten us as to our deeper reality, to inform us of the traces or truths our group or Collective(Un&)Consciousness are currently putting forth. They may also hint at or embody more deeper, ancestral knowledge of the true nature of our Creaturehood. Who we are in relation to ourselves, each other, our fellow animals, our plants and minerals, and indeed the very atoms that consistently & continuosly interchange with everything on our Earth, the very source of our 'sense' of being an 'Individual' among 'Many'.
The concept that our Earth is a Living Sentient Being could be explained as a very real 'Possibility' by comparing it by metaphor to our bodies with it's organs and blood and glands and bones and tissue, and so on and so on, miraculously functioning & breathing & talking without us having to make the commands: "Dick See, Jane Shit, Dick Walk, Jane Hear, Dick Digest, Jane Make Baby, Etc." When we want to go to the bathroom, we don't have to fill out endless forms(hopefully) to write out the various bodily commands necessary to make this a possibility, we just walk there as effortlessly as a leaf in the wind.
So, the question is, do we need to be in fear of anything that is going to happen, whether or not you believe you/I/we create our own reality? Suppose, like the "Indestructible" matter of our Atoms & their tiny particle/waves the best possible, most goodly intentional, most appropriate action will be taken because we live not in a "Dog eat Dog(which I've never seen), Survival of the Fittest World that came from some random dead ice ball rock matter that just accidently happened to hit our vulcanic rocking planet hovering around a sun star, all of which also were random accidents that just happened and Presto!, Bingo!, in a few million years stood Humankind in all its glorious Creaturehood?
On the other side of the same coin mindset do we need to believe we were created by an all-powerful God who made us as pre-corrupted, sinful creatures who must undergo pain and torture so that if we are 'lucky' enough to succeed in this game of evil, fear, endless murdering, rapine, greed, and then make it past the Supreme "Satan Devil" and his minions who are possibly more or almost as powerful than this God we believe in because they are watching every move we make and that if we don't listen to what our gurus tell us that the 'Jesus' or 'Christ' figure said, which seems to change according to the sect, cult or religious person is telling us He said, and that if we miss his concert in town or on Sunday that we are condemmed to an eternity of suffering? Is that a nice God?
He creates inferior souls who are born sinful & corrupt & who must play a dangerous, fear-full, temptation loaded game, with wild accidents & catastrophes that happen by a capricious 'Nature', or we forget that we're not supposed to like procreating our own species, or enjoying the things he has also created, and if we are lucky enuff to get thru all of this past Go, without going to Jail or paying a million dollars, we get to go hang out for eternity in someplace called Heaven which no one has ever come back and described? Is it cool, boring, whatever? And the rest of us suckers are just too inferior and have to suffer endlessly.
No, I don't believe that stuff. I'm not exactly sure of what actual Belief System I hold as the spontaneous nature of our free-will, 'safe' universe is still a crap shoot of sorts, but I do believe that we are part of some magnificent "THING", to use the Anglo-Saxon catch-all term that is incredibly beyond any of our wildest imaginations, which is why the Hebrews said you could not utter the name of this "......" because it is indescribable and possibly unknowable to our present consciousnesses. But I feel in the deepest infinite gut of my poetic being that it is a "......" or GodEssence All-That-Is who-which-what has created us and all that exists in a Cosmic Sense of Wondrous & Good & Beneficent Becomingness & we as a Species of Human Creaturehood have barely scratched at the surface of who we truly are. That we are the "EYES" of this "......" on our planet, and that we must trust in the inherent goodness and intention of our beings to create a world of magnificent splendor. I believe we may be coming into some sort of place like that within the next 50-60 years. I believe we are eternal beings of consciousness who have been given the gift of free will to create wondrous environments to dwell in, and if we screw up, we learn our lessons and move on. Yes the Unexpected is before us. The Unknowable is Now, the eternal Spacious Present as the 'personality essence' Seth described thru Jane Roberts. I have No Fear and Boldly look Beyond for the Joys and Adventures to come. May we put aside our Fears and grasp in Splendid Creaturehood together our unimaginable Selves and create a World far surpassing anyone that has ever existed before. "The Present is the Point of Power". NOW.