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Literacy as a tool of Revolution and Religion

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I am a linguistic philosopher and a psycholinguist.  I find the history of language fascinating and the way it predisposes itself to certain emergent properties in the culture.  I am a bit of a linguistic determinist in that I do think the thought tools included in a language keep the people in that culture thinking a certain way, especially if the language is dogmatically kept from evolving.  Very few people have the ability to rise above the linguistic barrier, and see the forms of the good themselves, (plato’s cave) without the help of meditation or hallucinogenic or mind expanding experimentation.  If you don’t give yourself permission, artistic license to coin new phrases or to express yourself poetically in new ways, you will not see or do anything new or unpredictable.

Back in the day, every civilization had a priest class, and only they could read and write, languages were very complicated, 2,000 hieroglyphs in Egyptian and 80,000 Chinese characters.  Only the aristocracy was allowed to read and write and they made the laws, they were the deciders, they did all of the thinking.  I am of a particular school of thought that believes that Abraham and Brahma are one and the same person.  I am not the only person that thinks this, others have come to the same conclusion, furthermore, evidence has been found of a patriarchial ancestor matching the description of Abraham.  (http://www.aish.com/ci/sam/48936742.html)  My personal theory is that Abraham created a mutation and that mutation dealt with reading.  If you observe people that do not have direct blood line with Abraham what you will notice is a marked difficulty and even disinterest in reading, sometimes even having problems like Dyslexia as is the case with Native Americans, what is interesting to note is that Mexicans from Mexico City have less of a problem with reading, and they have Spanish DNA.

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If you read the Kabbalistic writings from around 300 years ago in spain you find some very interesting things on how Abraham attracted god’s attention by creating.  In the act of creating artistically he was acting like god the creator and attracted god’s attention and blessing.  There are even meditations on how to psych yourself up before setting hand to paper.

“Heresy arises as a pained outcry to liberate us from this strange, narrow pit, to raise us from the darkness of letters and platitudes to the light of thought and feeling. Such heresy eventually takes its stand in the centre of morality. It has a temporary legitimacy, for it must consume the filthy froth clinging to mindless faith. [………..] On the desolate ruins wrought by heresy, the sublime knowledge of God will build her temple.” 
― Daniel Chanan MattThe Essential Kabbalah: The Heart of Jewish Mysticism

You think about literary revolutions like the Gutenberg press and how it allowed everybody to have their own bible, and then later how the printing presses were used in revolutions in order to print one’s own propaganda, or apologetics, or polemics, in order to influence the minds of others and to express one’s own perspective on reality, what sweeping changes these were.  If you think about ideas moving across continents and through time and which philosophies and concepts they retained and which they discarded that too is interesting.  Which philosophies succeeded and so were kept.  Which one’s were forgotten and so the people perished or dispersed.

Some languages allowed for things to be expressed more quickly yet more informally, causing them to sound banal or crass or low brow.

Hieratic is a cursive writing system, used in the provenance of the pharaohs in Egypt and Nubia, that developed alongside the hieroglyphic system,[1] to which it is intimately related. It was primarily written in ink with a reed brush on papyrus, allowing scribes to write quickly without resorting to the time-consuming hieroglyphs.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hieratic

English, for example, is currently the Lingua franca of science.

lingua franca also called a bridge language, or vehicular language, is a language systematically (as opposed to occasionally, or casually) used to make communication possible between persons not sharing a mother tongue, in particular when it is a third language, distinct from both mother tongues.[1]

 

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The term “lingua franca“, Italian for “Frankish language”, is from a particular example, Mediterranean Lingua Franca. Lingua Franca was a mixed languagecomposed mostly (80%) of Italian with a broad vocabulary drawn from Old FrenchGreekArabicPortugueseOccitan and Spanish.   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lingua_franca

Not many people know this but the reason that America doesn’t have a national language is because the French, Germans, and British throughout history were constantly warring with one another.  So in order to choose a national language, that would have created a disparate impact in favor of one particular group.  Also our law code is an amalgam of french law and British law, which is why we have redundancies and invasive french terminology.

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Ponder the language Aramaic…

Aramaic (Classical SyriacܐܪܡܝܐAramaya) is a family of languages (traditionally referred to as “dialects”) belonging to the Semitic family. More specifically, it is a part of the Northwest Semitic subfamily, which also includes Canaanite languages such as Hebrew and Phoenician. The Aramaic script was widely adopted for other languages and is ancestral to both the Arabic and modern Hebrewalphabets.

During its over 3,000 years of written history,[2] Aramaic has served variously as a language of administration of empires and as a language of divine worship.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aramaic

The language no longer exists today but it was the language of a people that wandered, hunter gatherers, back and forth across a vast territory, exposing themselves to many ideas and philosophies, that was one of the languages that Jesus spoke.  No wonder he could connect with so many people and speaking their language convey something to them, touch them in a way nobody else could.  Make connections that nobody else could.

Similar to the Romani who were named after the Romans, and are also known as the Gypsies, when coming from Egypt.  Think of how much knowledge and wisdom and understanding was lost when the library at Alexandra was burned, the Treasure trove of the Gnostics and all the Mysteries of Hypatia possibly the wisest woman to ever have lived.

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Now contemplate what Islam is doing, literally devolving the species.  The fastest growing religion in the world is also the least literate.  Why? They are literally devolving the species in terms of literacy.  They have re instituted the tyrannical priest class, that tells them what to think and what to do.  Saudi Arabia tyrannically controls all of the translating of books into Arabic, they control what people read, they control what people see, and they control what people think.  Not only does the language predispose itself to pretension, and arrogance, it also predisposes itself to vagueries, obfuscation, and manipulation, which is built into the language.  It allows the person speaking it to say one thing and to mean another, or to translate it differently at different times, to different people, depending on their status.  This allows the person with Authority to arbitrarily rank another person, and translate the language in such a way as it puts the person understanding it in a position of power and control.  Observe a few examples:

Islam (n.)Look up Islam at Dictionary.com“religious system revealed by Muhammad,” 1818, from Arabic islam, literally “submission” (to the will of God), from root of aslama “he resigned, he surrendered, he submitted,” causative conjunction of salima “he was safe,” and related to salam “peace.”  http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=Islam

The Religion that is spread at sword tip on threat of death is named after Peace, which also means surrender, submit yourself to God at the tip of my sword.

Harem (pronounced [haˈɾem]Turkish, from Arabicحرم‎ ḥaram “forbidden place; sacrosanct, sanctum”, related to حريم ḥarīm, “a sacred inviolable place; female members of the family” and حرام ḥarām, “forbidden; sacred”) refers to the sphere of women in what is usually a polygynous household and their enclosed quarters which are forbidden to men. The term originated with the Near East. Harems are composed of wives and often sex slaves known as concubines. For the South Asian equivalent, see purdah and zenana.

Here in lies the question, Who is it sacred for?  Who is it forbidden for?  and who is “family”?

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A little exert from a blog on how to learn Arabic:

I have been asked several times at my university in Oman to do a brief “cultural introduction” to native speakers of English from North America and Europe who have come to improve their Arabic. I start by mentioning that there is a large difference between learning how to speak a language and learning how to navigate a culture. Then I segue into a discussion of how to dress appropriately. My watchwords are: no knees or elbows on display in public. Usually, at this point, several of the listeners look angry, disbelieving and/or bored, especially the men wearing tight, casual T-shirts and women in spaghetti-strap underwear shirts.

But when I speak with Western students who are studying Arabic, most of them are dressed casually: sloppy flannel shirts, ripped jeans, shorts, bra straps, and sometimes underwear on display.    http://chronicle.com/article/To-Learn-Arabic-You-Have-to/132057/

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Origins of the True Religion

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Lynn: So you have this concept of the true religion and its movement through time and across continents.  Could you tell us something about that?

Joxua: Well, one of the many things that I do is philology which traces the movement of ideas from culture to culture.  My particular mind has an obscene ability of pattern recognition and I have digested a ton of general and specific occult philosophy.

What we think of as the true religion started in India and Tibet with the convergence of northern tribes with the Indian people who were previously a goddess worshiping society with a single deity.  With the invasion of the northern tribes the entire pantheon of Indian gods emerged with these meat eating, war mongering northern tribes came creative intelligence, they were smarter than average because of the extra protein.  They were exiled over time because of the ritual eating of meat which to this day is considered repugnant in India, the scent of singed flesh that is in the mostly vegetarian society.
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horned altar

The forced exodus gave birth to what would become the Hebrews, they bore as their mask the horned altar on which the smell of burnt animal sacrifice was made to the gods.  As a stipend the priests of the cult ate of the animal flesh, based on the atonement of the atonement of the surrounding people seeking solace and forgiveness and blessing much as some monks today are supported by charity and offered blessing.  In India this sect was known as the Aghori and as their meat-eating ancestors were continually being pushed out there became fewer and fewer of the original Aghori but vestiges of their heritage still exist.  The “transgressive sacrality”, the eating of the portion carcass.  You will notice a distinct similarity between Brahman’s and Rabbis.  Some people believe, as I do, that Brahma was Abraham.  What I have seen in my meditations which is verified by occult Kaballistic literature is that Abraham, through his creative revolution basically caused a mutation which he passed onto his offspring, which was the ability to read.  People that are not directly or only related to Abraham has dyslexia.  Furthermore, you see distinct similarities between Brahmans and the Rabbis.  In the marriage unit, and the ritual separation of men from women and the perceived duties of each sex.

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I have seen in my meditation that the pre-Greek Minoan cult of the augurs is actually the misplaced and exiled Aghori Shivists.  They worshiped Jupiter who became Zeus and every western philosophy that we have to this day comes from them.  Our very concept of authority was conceived by them.  The word “authority” itself hearkens back to their time.  The high priest did not create the law and he was subject to the law.  He was not above the law and we see the same pattern in the story of Moses.  Authority does not extend to creating an unjust or incorrect law.  The month of August is named after Octavian who chose between one of the two names as he assumed leadership of Rome.  Romulus, the first king of Rome or Augustus, meaning “honesty” after the high priest of the cult of the Augers.  Julius and Augustus, July and August, are invasive months in what was originally a ten-month Jewish calendar which is why our calendar ends with Septa, Octa, Nova, Deca.  Many words in our vocabulary have come to us from this tiny explosively successful cult.  Words such as auspicious, justice, authority, awesome, omen.

There was a period of time when wandering philosophers constantly left India, some of them ended up in China, like Domo, some of their teachings ended up in China, like Buddha, who realizing that the Chinese people were not ready for the full teaching of “no-self “, prepared them for it and then Naga Arjuna Buddha brought the full teaching of “no-self” six hundred years later, also from India.  Other if these wandering philosophers ended up in Greece.  There is a distinct mark of Indian philosophy in the writings of Plato, Aristotle and Socrates.  We see in the description of the prime-mover unmoved and the agency through which without acting he works his will on the world.  The beginnings of the holy trinity and the proper relationship between husband and wife.  We also see the explanation of Adam’s Rib, Adam, the Atma, or soul, is represented by the singular point or bindu and spanda represents Eve or the holy spirit or Adam’s rib- all of these exist in the OHM symbol.

According to Nicholas Roerich, and Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, Jesus went to India to study during the period of his life when he was missing just as Pythagorus studied in India.  Pith-Augory means “I am the python” which was a chthonic symbol.  Pythagorus was claiming to be death, just as Jesus did.  When he said he was Adonai Sabaoth just as the Aghori slept in graveyards as Shiva did.

Jesus was trying to bring the guru tradition to the west and he succeeded  in a way through the Catholic church but more so through Mary Magdalene and freemasonry, but the full teaching of the Christ never arrived here not until this moment.  The type of relationship that he was trying to spread, the philosophical brotherhood, the “philo-ish”, the fellowship, equality under reason, a family based on the philosophy of wisdom.  Jesus was a guru, a mahajagad guru.

I often wondered why I felt no connection to Jesus as an entity.  It wasn’t until I was given shakitpat initiation and felt the presence of Shiva, the Hindu god of death, that I could sense the presence of the Christ or rather I sensed the presence of Shiva in the Christ and then the Christ was alive to me.  Whereas before, he was dead and didn’t speak to me.

Moses found the Hebrew god YAWEH on Mt. Sinai which is curious because Sinai is the holy mountain of the god Sin, wholse symbol is the shamash, the secret sun of wisdom.  The middle candle on the 7 candled menorah is the Shamash.  The 7 candles represent the 7 chakras and the middle candle represents the “sushumna” or spine, the middle pillar.  I realized in meditation that the hand of fatima, or the Ahimsah which exists in Jewish tradition and Indian tradition is actually a stylized Shiva lingam, representing the male sexual energy, also referred to as the eye, ayin harsha, the eye of horus, is the protection from evil, jealousy and avarice, the “evil eye”.  In short, Jesus was an incarnation of Shiva.
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After Jesus died, Mary Magdalene went to France and from France nine knights went to Solomon’s temple which was under Muslim control.  They dug under the temple knowing exactly where to dig and what they were looking for, the ark of the covenant, the word civilization has its root “chavalier” which is the French word for “knight”, from cavalier to calvary to caballeros we civilized the western world.  Men, knights, horse soldiers, but the true teachings of the Christ overtime were forgotten and lost.  And now they must be remembered and proper relationship must be remembered.  There is a correlation between the gypsies, the Romeny, and the way Jesus moved about the ancient world.  The Romeny were named after Rome just as the nickname “Rumi” is named after Rome.  Jesus spoke a language that no longer exists-Aramaic.  A language that was based on traveling to diverse areas.  The language was an amalgamation of other languages.  It was the Roman roads that allowed the true religion to spread.  Today the internet is the new Roman road.

In southern India, there is a group of people called the Lingayats, they wear shivalingams around their necks the way we wear crucifixes.  They reject all external authority.  They even used to reject the religious authority of the Brahmans.  They write poetry and each of them has a personal relationship with god, like the gnostics.  They interpreted omens, like the Aghors, believing that god is communicating to them for their life.  They do not judge what is good for other people and they only engage in equal democratic relationships not up-down authoritative relationships.  It reminds me of how Ghandi refused to acknowledge the salt ban during salt satiagraha.  Their Indian poetry reminds me of the revolutionary writings of Sri Aurobindo and  Rabindranath Tagore.  Every Lingayat has their own lingam, their own symbol which for them encapsulates god’s essence, just as Dante never had an experience with God until he saw Beatrice’s face.

The last word that Jesus spoke was “kalai” in Aramaic “it is accomplished” this word is too similar for me to the Sanskrit words Kālá and kalā  which have similar meaning signifying the end of time.  Jesus’ epitaph shouldn’t have been “king of the jews” it should have been “Iasus Nazarium Rex Philosophorum”

Even in Arthurian mysticism, in the grail quest, we see that they were trying to hand down the tradition, the philosophy, of the Aghors, Rex Quantum Rex Eternum, “The Once and Future King” and “Auctoritas” true authority, comes from God in the form of the law, logic and reason.  At the round table no position is greater than any other and everyone is equal under reason and reason is determined by success in relationship which is predetermined and immutable.  Its the law, the love and the light and rational behavior is determined by what is necessary for that relationship to succeed and not acting when you know you should is as egregious a sin or worse than doing something consciously wrong.  The dragons that kept on knocking down the castle wall, the red dragon and white dragon, the masculine and feminine energies.  The ida and the pingala symbolize aversion and indulgence.  Just as the sacraments that represent the body of Christ are red and white.  White representing the body and mind-aversion, the flesh and bread representing indulgence and pleasure.  It is interesting to note that in turning water into wine Jesus performed the signature miracle of the cult of Bacchus, the God of theater  the God of Ecstasy, taking something mundane and making it transcendental.  For the spirit to grow one mustn’t cling to the body, to the material, from the Gnostic perspective and the perspective of ancient Greek philosophers what we call life is actually death and what we think of as death is actually life.  The spirit is ensnared, enslaved by the flesh and the death of the body is the freeing of the spirit.  It is interesting to note that all Christians used to believe in reincarnation to solidify its authority to extract authority from people, the Catholic church got rid of this belief.  The symbol of the papacy are the keys to heaven barring your entrance to heaven which means that if you want to get to heaven you have to do what they say and remember there is no reincarnation cause people started committing suicide, the Catholic church made suicide an unforgivable sin that would immediately disqualify you from heaven.  In this way, they could send you to do things that you didn’t want to do that you would rather die instead of doing this is how they extracted authority from the individual and how they took God from the individual.

Lynn: Thank you Joxua for the awesome connections you made.  These are things that are pretty interesting to think about and meditate on and gives an all encompassing perspective that incorporates different religions.  I grew up learning about the “evil eye” or the “mati” in the Greek culture.  This was protection against the “evil eye” and also the concept of the Shiva lingam connected to the hand of Fatima and a different perspective of Jesus among many other interesting facts about myth.   Great interview.

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