Thursday, December 23, 2010

Soundful---a Synchronistic Word Game. Wanna Play?

Recently I've been toying around with the idea of how Egyptians did not use vowels in their written language. 

I also pondered the phenomena that the human brain can automatically fill in blanks and rearrange the order of words in a sentence to arrive at the most logical combination of words.

If you're a regular reader of any Synchromystic blogs you see that type of thing all the time.  Words, letters, and numbers are flipped and rearranged to reveal astonishing truths, i.e. SON/SUN, RATS/STAR, THORN/NORTH, STARMY/ ST. MARY (just to name a few of Jake Kotze's word flips).

This led me to meditate on the Power of Words.  One word can contain the information for an entire concrete concept in an audiovisual and emotive format.  That's why the Bible states that the world was created by the Logos or Word of God

It's also why visual representations of a company's brand name (created in its image) are called "Logos". (see Logos: The Divine Word of God)

Vowels are a modern addition of convenience by scholars trying desperately to decipher hieroglyphs (Nefer is actually Nfr in ancient Egyptian).

In English you can also remove vowels from sentences and still retain most of the meaning. 

Our brains automatically fill in the missing vowels in sentences like: “Th qck brwn fx jmps vr th lzy dg", replacing incomplete data with familiar concepts.

Similarly, in Hebrew, Arabic, and other Semitic languages vowels are not used in word roots.  Instead, word-stems (roots) are combinations of consonants, which in most cases are unchangeable.

I find it quite interesting that in both Hebrew and Arabic the root word MLK means King.  Today we still associate MLK with the concept of King due to its common usage as an abbreviation for U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.

Conversely, perhaps one reason King's message of freedom was able to penetrate our hearts and minds is precisely because his name subconsciously resonated an age-old concept already buried there via these ancient languages.

In this sense it's clear that often Names, Titles, and Symbols associated with a person or object are not simply identifiers;  They may also be representations of the character traits of the person or object. 

This was a concept well-understood in ancient times, but often lost in Western thought (see Ancient Hebrew Word Meanings).

For Synchromystic purposes, I've coined the method of interpreting the character of a word Soundful, an amalgam of the phrase "Sound Full of Feeling". 

This name embodies the fact that the visual representation of a word is inexorably linked to the Sound and the Feeling it invokes in the reader.

Soundful can be played as a Brain Exercise:

The Rules are simple: Drop out all the vowels Egyptian-style and make context-based interpretations to arrive at your final answer.  (Click here for complete Instructions)

Here's an Example using a topic of one of my previous posts Larry King as the Object. (see Death of a Raging Bull and All Hail the Larry King)

Object:  Larry King

Visual:  His photo

Symbology:  Suspenders, Glasses



Concept(s):  People who suspend belief, SS=2S=To, GLSS=Gloss over the truth, SPN=Spin, DR=Doctor

New Word(s):  SU SPIN DR, GLOSS

Answer:  U.S. Spin Doctor
Interpretation:  Larry King was a Spin Doctor for the United States.

In that example, I used Soundful to analyze the symbols (glasses and suspenders) famously associated with Larry King. 

In the following Example, I used it to analyze his actual name:

Object:  Larry King
Visual:  His name
Symbology:  Larry King
Word(s):  LARRY KING
De-vowel:  LRRY KNG
Concepts:  Lore, Liking, Yarn (to spin a yarn), You, Your, RR=2R=To, King
Answer:  You spin lore and yarns to your King's liking.

The answer can be interpreted the same as in the first example---Larry King was a spin doctor for his king (the U.S. Government).

Maybe this is crazy weird and only makes sense to me, but I've been having a lot of fun with it and have even revealed some pretty awesome ideas in more important areas.

In my next post, I'll demonstrate how I used this technique to analyze one of Nostradamus' most famous quatrains.

[ Have more good Soundful examples?  Please leave a Comment, I'd love to see them! ]


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