L.O.G.O.S. / THE VALUE OF LANGUAGE AND “THE WORD”
(LAMDA - OMICRON - GAMMA - OMICRON - SIGMA)
Etymology is derived from the words ETYMOS / ETUMOS (true, legitimate, real) and LOGOS (word / image / imagining). Its fundamental action must be to return us to the search for the genuine and legitimate beginning of each word in its most primitive formation.
The ancients held the firm belief and found within it the means, the passage of return to go out and encounter the Truth in itself. To this day, institutions like Freemasonry consider the study of GRAMMAR to be a very SACRED endeavor.
Etymology however in its modern aspect, has a sufficiently reduced radius. It only aspires to explain to us the origin of each word in a given dialect, and therefore reaches a limitation and then gives us more of the manifestation for each of them, unfortunately this is nothing other than a corruption or barely a reflection of one or another proceeding word or words. But the true ROOT, the true SEED, is not discovered…
Philologists (those that study language in written historical sources; as such it is a combination of literary studies, history and linguistics), generally, start with Sanskrit and by deeply studying it, they encounter the relationship with Greek, Latin, German, Slavic, Celtic, etc. and have come closer to scientifically proving that Indo-German is, for them, the most archaic and fits closest to certain linguistic laws…
And this is certainly so, at least as far as referring to the material basis of the Word and its Sound, but not in terms of its SPIRITUAL FOUNDATION, and of THE PROFOUND ROOT OF THE VERB which lies hidden.
The first comes into being like the History of the Word, and its course through time. The second may not be attained through historical studies.
History as a Science is limited and there are those who seek, like ourselves, unlimited paths because we are searching for eternal values…
For our part, we find two aspects of Etymology: The Genetic and the Pragmatic, and by taking them as our foundation, we will then help the investigation of our Rose-Cross rules of the eternal TRIAD.
If we take the written WORD on one side and the physical SOUND on the other, it is fair to recognize that we lack the MEDIATOR, the BREATH, the SPIRIT, that UNITES the SIGN and the SOUND. When this is found, verifying the TRIAD, we can truly DISCOVER the DESTINY of the WORD, the KARMA of the LOGOS.
What is the pragmatic part? … Pragmatic … This word reminds me of my studies in Medicine.
We became acquainted with a disease which was called PRAGMATAMNESIA, which struck a number of patients of the Mental Hospital, and produced among the sick a cerebral state such that they completely lost the faculty of recognizing objects by their names, and were ignorant of their significance. In this way, the patient, didn’t know the purpose of a clock, a cane, a hat, etc…
In the exclusive case of what we have been discussing, one may observe that all of Humanity suffers from this same illness…
We have totally forgotten the object of Words and must make a sort of return in order to learn again.
Both Genetic as well as Pragmatic Etymology will serve us as a foundation for this retrospective investigation and will take us closer to discovering the undeniable existence of a preceding LANGUAGE or SOUND, until we approach a dead spot that we could consider as indefinite…
Much has been written about this theme, but all the investigators who have seriously occupied themselves with this matter, which is so important, have come to the conclusion that, in remote times there must have existed an ancient, universal, and unique LANGUAGE, common to all, which no longer exists in the consciousness of the “I”, but continues to have an effective reality in the subconscious parts of the internal Self.
For this reason, all the Initiatic Societies maintain that the discovery of this LANGUAGE, by this means, constitutes the SINGLE road for arriving at the TRUTH.
A very curious phenomenon is found in the children’s learning of their particular dialect and the fact that it parallels their walking, which teaches us about the path of nature.
When children walk like animals, crawling on the ground, they can only use vowel sounds like animals, and only upon standing erect do they form their first words, and they establish themselves as human beings.
The dialect of children is universal and if we put two children from different countries together, they will understand each other through gestures and vocal sounds.
If we wish to return to the discovery of the primitive language, then that which arises impulsively from our own nature is worthy of observation, since the tradition continues to survive among children.
A child learns to speak within months, while primitive humanity needed very lengthy periods of time to do so.
There are mothers who abuse the capacities of their children and try to accelerate the process of walking, with the result being the twisting and deformation of bones, since small legs do not yet have such strength, and many women lack an attractive frame due to abuses committed against them during childhood.
A similar case occurs when mothers demand their infants speak and repeat things by force, which then results in the infant obtaining a defective or forced manner of speaking. And as a consequence, an abnormal psychic constitution.
A very common and stupid custom in Spain and America is to speak to children using diminutives, such as “Will the girly bring the dolly and put it on the beddy”, instead of saying “Mary… put the doll on the bed”.
The abuse of diminutives, and their expression, makes these children end up feeling belittled in everything and they will be prejudicially pessimistic for all their lives.
We should not forget that the dialect is identical with the personality and that it should be natural and everything artificial that parents impose on them, harms the children forever.
(Getting back to the main point…)
The Gnostics teach us the key of vocalization, and explain the biblical personages as forces of nature, precisely formulating the LOGOS, the PRIMORDIAL LAW.
- Dr. Arnoldo Krumm-Heller