Dagobert's Revenge

The Letter is the Spirit of the Law

“Word should express Will; hence the Mystic Name of the Probationer is the expression of his highest Will.”
-Frater Perdurabo

“A word is worth 1/1000 of a picture”
-Anonymous

“Word to your muthuh.”
Vanilla Ice

by, Tracy Twyman

All literate people know about the aesthetics of words. Certain words just seem “right” next to one another, and the right words communicate the message more effectively than any other combination, even though they may be technically synonymous. Have you ever been in a high-pressure situation, such as a public speaking engagement or a family conflict, for which you prepared your words ahead of time so that you would come off just right, but when the moment came whatever flowed from your lips was much different and much more effective? Does it ever seem like your style of speech, or writing, or even the flow of words through your head as you ponder something, are products of a higher force working through you? Does it seem like the words you use are powerful weapons that you’re not sure how to operate?

According to Moses in Genesis, which of course is based on various other texts dating all the way back to ancient Sumer, all the people of the Earth had one language, until the destruction of the Tower of Babel, at which point the people were scattered all over the place and their tongues scrambled so that people from different tribes couldn’t understand one another anymore. If we take this literally, it means that all of the different languages that we have today are pieces of a giant puzzle, the original language, probably decipherable by a code, and so-called “foreign” languages, which are gibberish to the uninitiated, still have a covert meaning that can be at least subliminally understood in the primeval code of the original language. All developing embryos known to man grow according to the same ratios, and these form a sequence of numbers (1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21...) first noted by medieval mathematician Leonardo Fibbonaci and graphed as the Golden Mean spiral. According to the rather sketchy tale (short on details because, I think, he didn’t want to admit the role that drugs played in his discovery), recounted in the videotaped lecture “Geometric Metaphors of Life”, one day in 1977 Dr. Tenen just happened to have a three-dimensional representation of the Fibonacci sequence, a squiggly shape known as a tube torus, and he just suddenly got the urge to put it inside a crystal pyramid and shine a light through it so that a shadowed image was projected on the wall, which just happened to look like the Hebrew letter alef. Being a math major, he knew that there are 27 symmetrical positions inside a tetrahedron pyramid, so he changed the seating of the tube torus 26 times and got all 26 other letters, in order. He later placed the tube torus inside other shapes, such as squares and octehedrons, and came up with lots of other nifty stuff, including the Greek alphabet, in order, the Arabic alphabet, in order, and some squiggly lines that he thought looked like yoga postures. The experiment was successfully repeated numerous times and then put on video, and a few years later the MERU Foundation was formed to research the tube torus and to spread the news of a new-found hidden code shared by all major languages.

So if letters represent the Fibbonacci spiral, and the Fibbonacci spiral represents the development of life, then what the Hebrew mystics say could be true, and language really does express a change from one mode of existence to another. Given the evidence, there are only three possible conclusions to draw: Either (A) the ancient people who invented the alphabets knew about the Fibbonacci spiral and purposefully encoded it into the letters, which requires that we credit them with a lot more sophistication than scholars generally do, including the use of computer models, or (B) the letters just developed that way, over time perhaps, by random chance, because that’s the nature of the universe, or (C) they really were given to us by the gods, just like the Sumerians, Egyptians, Greeks, and just about every ancient myth on the subject claimed, as documented by Zacharia Sitchin in his book The Wars of Gods and Men. Either way, it means something big. This really could be the key that cracks the code to the original language, the one destroyed with the Tower of Babel. Then we might finally understand the covert meaning and power behind our words, so that next time someone asks you to paraphrase something for them, you can tell them that there’s no proper way to do that because all technicalities count.

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