Language is a way to communicate. It is a system of symbols. A written symbol such as a,b,c or 0,1,2 is a ‘sign’ which signifies meaning. These written signs are also symbolized through simple sounds.
The difference between a symbol and a sign is that a sign carries the meaning in a symbol. It signifies the meaning, be it the meaning in a written symbol or one verbalized through a sound.
The question is, are there universal symbols and signs? ‘Universal’ means the same throughout creation. Philosophers have debated this for millenniums. They appropriately call it the question of ‘universals.’ Some have said we assign symbols and signs arbitrarily; others that there are some which are natural.
If people give meaning to symbols arbitrarily, then the signs are not ‘universal.’ To be so they must be natural signs—the same for all systems, from an atom to a person, to the solar system and beyond.
If there are universal symbols and signs, where do they exist? Are they within material systems? Or do they exist external to these? There are some characteristics about universals which make it seem as though they must be beyond material things. The Greek philosopher Plato claimed there was a primary universal which he called the ‘Form’ of pure Being. (This was a substance as well.) He said material ‘types’ of being (e.g., the quality of ‘redness’) derived from pure Being. The basic types of being also had a Form, but the Form of pure Being was higher than the others. At the same time he said lower Forms were connected in some way to the higher Form. How could they Be (exist) if they were not? The pattern or Form for redness could conceivably exist in a material system but how could the Form of pure Being do so? Then too there is the problem of what kind of nature the Forms possess. Plato called them ‘ideal forms.’ A language cannot have signs which are not able to give clear definition to the things they signify. Each is a pattern and must have a specific Form. Plato believed they were absolutes in that respect. But is not matter relative? Or does it have an absolute/relative type of nature?
I have reason to believe the Form of pure Being is what people call ‘spirit’ and that it exists as a ‘substrate’ at base of creation. Every material thing is created from and continues to be composed of this substance. There are actually two ‘keys’ to creation—the personal spirit and the substrate. Let me explain how creation occurs and then I will explain how I know. When a system is created the substrate produces a seed, a personal spirit at the center of that system. This seed, as soon as it arises, begins to relate to the substrate and multiply. First it separates into a binary (+ and – ) Form. We experience this as the electric and magnetic components of light. These two (+ and -) components interact and four Forms emerge from their union. These are (+, -/+, +/-, – ). These four Forms are the basic ‘elements’ of creation—called in antiquity fire (+), earth (-/+), air (+/-) and water (-). In addition to having four elements light manifests in terms of three ‘domains.’ The first is a domain of motion. Energy is a power which moves things. The second is a quantitative domain. It produces space (and magnitude per se). The third is a qualitative domain. (Back to that last domain in a minute but first one other thing:) Because the personal spirit is only a part of the substrate, it produces part-whole hierarchical layering in the world. This is the origin of complexity in systems. Despite this creation is also simple. ‘That which is below is as that which is above.’ By studying a solar system for instance it is possible to see how a person is created. How do I know these things? Because light reflects its origin and because the ‘meaning’ in light is carried within the qualitative domain of the signs of the zodiac. The three domains with four elements in each produce twelve basic, natural Forms/universals. The twelve together comprise a language. If you want to understand it, look both within and above to the solar system. This is a natural, universal language, and one which has been taught in one culture or another for millenniums. It is present in the old myths and in the twelve signs of the zodiac.
It is important that mankind learn of this language. It is the language of the body, and hence the key to biophysics (and medicine). It is also the key to the mind, perhaps even to artificial intelligence. (This will become a reality when computer language incorporates the language found naturally in light.)
As an undergraduate I minored in linguistics, the study of languages. I did my master’s thesis in philosophy at SIU (Edwardsville) on the subject of the signs of the zodiac as a natural, universal language after the nature of the Platonic Forms. My latest book The Essential Wisdom: The Secret of Secrets is a continuation of that thesis. (In my next blog I will discuss the importance of this language, including how it will affect the new computer technology. Stay tuned.)