|Is our world created by language? Ethnobotanist and psychedelic researcher Terence McKenna claimed that our reality is quite literally created by language-code.
|Transposing 'word' with 'code'.
This would give us: "In the beginning was the code, and the code was made flesh."
Doesn't this sound like a programming statement? Coding for virtual reality! (With 'word' being appreciated as the only concept that was available at biblical times, in that language. This 'word' was capable of conceptually pointing toward the idea of a code that creates an illusion within which we are all embedded. Of course it's in fact just a pseudo reality which goes unquestioned due to tyranny of ideas and alternatives.)
Let's see what McKenna comes up with here:
|The mind as co-creator of our model of the world.
|And another quote by the master of words himself:
|Everything is code.
|Another internationally renowned scholar, ethnographer and shaman, Bradford Keeney confirms the 'reality-language' concept:
|But beware, don't just believe this – find out for yourself!
Here's the always needed counter-concept:
(By Mercury 555 @ Deoxy.org/forum)
John C. Lilly (American physician, psychoanalyst, consciousness researcher, and inventor of the isolation tank) was asked this question, and his reply was this:
What is language?
If you ask a question, you have to question the question itself first – we use words, without really knowing what they mean.
What do you mean by the word 'world'?
Do babies have language? Do babies have a world?
Being on an LSD-trip, is there language, is there a world?
Are you capable of imagining a world without using language?
Is GOD capable of imagining the universe without using language?
Are you the world?
Are you language?
Sometimes, questions are more important, than replies.
Who are you?
What does 'I' mean?
Is 'doing' physical action or is it also mental action?
What does 'what' mean?
In the beginning there was ? and the ? utttered a word.
What does 'word' mean?
Pronounce a word very slowly, and you will realize, that you are only aware of one letter at a time,
Is noise language?
What can be language?
It is all in the now.
Spoken language is a linear sequence if information.
How can language possibly have meaning to you?
How do you know there is meaning, the moment you know meaning?
So why not just drop language altogether, as Indian guru Osho suggested:
What does non-language, also known as silence, has to do with it?
Within this silence words, languages and hence so called reality tunnel's appear:
|What kind of reality we experience is determined by our reality tunnels.
Our reality-tunnels are being constructed during the course of our lives by our experiences, thoughts and belief-systems.
As our thoughts base on language, thinking and all resulting belief-systems are hence built upon language. For more detailed explanations on these exciting matters, check one of ultrafeel.tv's most popular essays ever:
How reality-tunnels create what we experience in life.