Cause and Effect is a Natural Law with various complexities of interaction in reality that can be understood. This understanding of causality can help to clarify how Natural Moral Law of Behavioral interactions objectively functions as well.
There are useful symbolic representations that can be used to understand consciousness processes and causality in reality. The terms Wheel of Life and Circle of Life, as well as the symbolism of the Trinity, Flower of Life and Seed of Life, can be referenced to express understanding of ourselves and the reality we operate within.
A “magician” of the modern age engages in a con game to deceive and manipulate the target’s sense perception and comprehension of reality. That is what we agree to in this exchange, wanting to be fooled so we can experience wonder, amazement, awe and mystery at something done. They hide things up their sleeves and trick us in clever ways. In this way, a “magician” is creating a false reality that we accept and buy into. It is wondrous and amazing to be bedazzled by this magic. This also ties into the wonder and amazement of new ideas and concepts. We can’t erase an idea once it’s in our head (although we may not accept it), and some are fantastic ideas that bring a sense of amazement and awe. An alchemical magician is not deceptive but is direct with Truth, expressing reality as it ‘is’. A dark sorcerer uses truth to manipulate people into falsity, they use tactics of deception, like the modern “magician” does to create an unreality for us to accept.
Also, the past infatuation with theater and acting, as well as modern, is based in this awe and wonderment, as we are fooled, although willingly, into believing false realities, fiction. However, we can often learn from the secondary experiences and allegories that are analogous to reality. These allegories create referential images in the mind that are similar to aspects of reality. It’s a process of invoking images in the mind, which can enrich our understanding of reality, or be used to manipulate it.
The Classical Trivium is based on the emphasis of “effective” rhetoric, towards sophistry and clever oration as an art. This creates a false correlation that “good” speech, convincing speech, makes you a “good” person. It is to convince people and thereby create a status of being a person who is honest and true, all to gain favor and influence over others. This is part of Emotional Mind Control. Modern age sophistry is the politics to make people “feel-good” and applaud for their leaders because they are convincing. Making promises they cant deliver, a false pretense. It is telling people what they want to hear, things that sound impressive. It is counterfeit wisdom, anti-truth.
The Trivium Method is direct truth, not focused on “effective” communication to convince someone, but of simply speaking the truth about the condition of reality. The modern “magician” uses our attention against us to trick us into seeing things that are not really there, and buy into things that are not real. A modern “magician” can make us pick the card they want us to pick, or make us see what they want us to see. In life, this is having us “choose” our “own” path, while actually offering predetermined pathways for “success”. They have us looking at certain aspects of reality they want us to so that we just go along with it. Much of it is based on suggestion, influence, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and greater comprehension of the sensual and psychological domain to create various deceptions .
“The true skill of the magician is in the skill he exhibits in influencing the spectators mind.”
– Dariel Fitzkee, Magic by Misdirection, pg. 33, copyright 1975
Some of us do break away and begin to think for ourselves more. We begin to want to know, to no longer want to be fooled by the images and illusions in the show, and want to overcome the fancy and acceptance of the spells the dark sorcerers have cast on our minds. Usually, a catalyst is required to shock us awake from our sonambulistic dream state. Once we get smacked awake by evil in our presence, or conscious awareness through secondary experience or knowledge, it can catalyze us to care more about what is going on, to care more for Truth and Morality by proxy of not wanting to be fooled anymore, to be deceived, manipulated, conned, tricked, etc.
That is when we go from being content with being fooled as long as we are “happy” and “feel-good” about the illusion we accept in our relative zone of comfort, to greater degrees of awakening and evolving consciousness, to work on uncovering reality more and more, to seek Truth. At first we don’t know where we going, we realize we are the fool, but we know we need to start the journey and begin to learn more about what is going on because we are ignorant, fooled and wrong, not knowing about what ‘is’ really happening. That commences the journey, from being a standard idiotic fool with no clue about reality, to the initiated fool who begins the journey towards truth, whether they know it or not. That first bit of care is what started it for me. I can speak of this (that many other people can also relate to) because this is how it started for me in 2006. I can better describe it now due to the level of understanding I have about reality and myself.
We pay for the trick, we buy it, to be entertained, in wonder, in awe, amazement, mystery. If we are not in “happy” in “feel-good” satisfaction with our lives and the way we live, or of our understanding of reality and ourselves, most people still fail to learn more about it to empower themselves and seek more pleasure gratification to get rid of that subconscious unease with humanities overall direction. Some people have the false-self indoctrination well established and are “happy” in this system, while others may have an unclear nagging discontent towards the way of life we currently engage in. Without a catalyst, most end up wandering the cyclical system loop and perpetuate more of the same anyways. Breaking past the illusions can be very difficult.
“Misdirection. What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes.”
– Swordfish (2001)
There are many things we can miss seeing or hearing, for we don’t see or hear everything when our attention is focused on a specific. Misdirection takes advantage of the functionality and limits in human consciousness in order to give the wrong picture. In social engineering, this is to produce a false image and memory for recall and construction of secondary subjective reality for a basis of living. The mind of a typical audience member (masses) can only concentrate on one thing at a time. The modern “magician” (manipulator, sorcerer) uses this perceptual restriction to manipulate the audience’s sensory input and ideas about reality, leading them to draw false conclusions about what actually occurred in reality, in actuality, in Truth.
One of the most important things to remember when thinking about misdirection and “magic” is this: a larger movement conceals a smaller movement. This is how the social engineering media of shaping the collective public mind is used to direct our attention away from more important worldly matters.
Isn’t that what a “magician” does? Distracts you from what is really going on? From what is really important? Convinces you of something that is an illusion? Casts a spell on your mind to have unreality accepted as reality?
4.1.2 Buying and Selling to Manifest Our Own Consequences
People sell us beliefs in order for certain deceptive false constructs to continue to be accepted. As a result, we pay with the currency of our time, attention and energy directed into perpetuating them. We buy into them, thinking they are legitimate, good, helping, or required, and we feed their sustainment and growth in existence. Creating unreality into reality.
We are buying what they sell. We buy the political rhetoric, we buy the “magical” illusions. We want to “feel-good”, and they make us “feel-good”, they motivate us, they stimulate us, etc., so we buy into what they sell because we are suckers for sophistry, Emotional Mind Control and other fallacies.
This is how we manifest the word spells cast onto our consciousness in existence. We do it directly, or allow others to do it. We don’t have to buy into it. Then it has no power over us. We empower the spells into manifestation by engaging in acts that allow them to exist. All the “laws” that get invented by men, all the governments, money, everything is illusory and only exists because we give it the power to exist by creating it ourselves or allowing others to do it. We are all in this together, on one spaceship planet earth. If people believe in falsity, then they behave according to falsity, and they create a world of falsity. This is how we co-create our self-imposed enslavement and self-inflicted suffering in the aggregate whole of humanity. The individual unit is what creates the totality of the whole sphere of humanity, but the individual “karma” (NL) is localized, while the “karma” (NL) of the aggregate is applied to all individuals as a collective condition of existing in one system, spaceship earth.
Word alterations, how do they happen? Is it always organic from people associating words that have the same sound or meaning together that brings about a reversal or opposite in their meaning? Or is it also an organized effort to change certain words? Sometimes words can be created to create a perception of reality, and then it can be altered later by influence. Alterations can be done to existing words, by putting out material (media) that uses the word in a certain way to induce it with the meaning of the context it is used in rather than the older meaning. This influences the use of the word, and develops into common use of the language.
Who has the power to publish literature in older times? The scholars. The scribes. It was always academia or the rulers who had the money to learn these skills and pay others to create stories for them. Those few who were literate and could write, the scribes, were in pay by the ruling elite. Earlier there were the priests who were the script keepers. They created the words to express vocal meaning in reality, and could alter the perception of reality according to a story they told about reality. Oratory is a powerful tool for this reason, because prior to writing the only method of communication and influence was through speech. Priests were the old time story tellers who had the power of the science of imagery to create images in the mind from the telling of stories, creating narratives and conceptions about reality. Oratory skill, rhetoric, sophistry, clever speech, these were used to win over the “hearts” and “minds” of people.
Images and imagination are a fundamental part of human consciousness, to enslave us or free us. Restrict imagination of possibilities and you can feed the masses your images as what is “real” and “possible”.
4.2 Dark, Negative, Classical and Limited Trivium
There is the real Trivium Method for Truth, and there is the Classical Trivium for control and manipulation while possibly convincing yourself you are doing “good and right”, that is if you don’t already know exactly what you are doing. The training in the Classical Trivium is to get ahead and win, to “survive” within the constructs of the systems of society and try to manipulate your way to the top. If you do not have access to more precise Trivium methodologies, such as the Classical Trivium in private education institutions, then the Limited Trivium is what you are taught as the standard of thought processing that mirrors others around you, as this is the norm for everyone to think this way. The Classical Trivium teaches knowledge of how to gain relative degrees of freedom within the corrupted system. Without access to the ladder-climbing capabilities of the system, you don’t have access to the comforts or survival mechanisms that the system provides. Standard education is introduced as a way to convincingly coerce people into conformity with the system in an effort to maximize their survivability in that system. If you can learn of the manipulative ways of the corrupt system, then you can work your way to higher levels of control and comfort.
Many people prefer presentation, and appearance, over the substance of Truth that counts. People have been conditioned into diluted forms of the Classical Trivium for manipulation to navigate the human constructed world and get ahead, into a more Limited Trivium that keeps only the limiting aspects. More specifically, conditioned into a dilution of the true rhetorical art form, into resembling that of manipulative sophistry, that of preferring an effective “aesthetically” appealing presentation (to the eyes, ears, or other senses), than the Trivium Method’s central search for Truth regardless of the appearance, garb and presentation that a message is delivered in.
Logic is at the center in the Trivium, concerned with Truth, and is the art of arts, to direct our actions in life. People prefer and sometimes require (in their false conditioned selves) to hear a message in a pleasing way (Emotional Mind Control), or to have the message align with their preexisting concepts, or else they tend to reject it. They are infected with the corrupted art of rhetoric as sophistry, the art of persuasion and influence, through “aesthetic” pleasantry, putting Truth secondary in consideration, which has taken Truth out of central focus. This is similar to the “magical” diversion of attention, as the focus is not where it should be, on Truth. Effective convincing is preferred to actual Truth in the devolved form of the Trivium, such as the Classical Trivium, and the Limited Trivium of the masses.
I put Logic as central because it is focused on Truth, and this is the goal of the Trivium Method as I define it. It is true, the end goal of communicating it to others is important, that is the goal, to affect change and influence in others about how reality functions, but the Truth is found in logic, and this should be the central focus, which is to ultimately be expressed in the culmination of the Trivium, rhetoric, the active expression of that Truth discovered. The active expression is the output, but the output itself is based on the processing from within consciousness itself, which is where logic is used. The resulting output in based on the input and the processing. They are more important in terms of producing the Right-Action output, as the rhetoric itself is not what produces that Right-Action, it is the expression of action itself, not how the action was produced. While the output itself is what matters in the end, we still require accurate and correct means to get there (grammar and logic). The overemphasis on the effectiveness of rhetoric as the “master art” will cloud our position and ability to stand in truth, represent the truth accurately, and in the end find the truth correctly.
The grammar and logic are the most important in order produce the rhetoric to share the truth. Thoughts and emotions are the important internal aspects of consciousness that will produce the actions to change things. If we corrupted grammar or logic, our rhetoric will be corrupted. The same is so for thoughts, emotions and action. Just as logic is the central to process to get us to know what we are going to do, emotions via care are what motivate us to do what we do after we figure it out and stand in conviction of our conclusions (right or wrong).
4.2.1 Problematic Rhetoric
The Dark Trivium is the dark, negative and false Trivium, as the Classical Trivium is in its purpose. Rhetoric is the culminating output of the internal modalities of Grammar and Logic. Rhetoric results from the other two, and is dependent upon them as the foundation for output. The output action is what counts in the end, but the input and processing are what determine the output. The inner tools of grammar and logic can be limited and therefore provide for a limited or foolish rhetoric, but the grammar and logic can also be developed yet willingly produce false corrupted rhetoric in order to manipulate others into falsity.
Your rhetoric is determined by your logic, to choose what rhetoric to use. Words don’t just come out by themselves through rhetoric, they are preceded in structure by logic to formulate the specific rhetoric. If there is no logic, then I don’t understand how a structured rational communication can even be created. Logic is required, as is grammar. It is always the logic and grammar that matter most in the creation of the rhetoric to communicate about reality. The rhetoric is only the action output, it is not the reason, the why, for the output. The why of logic determined how you output. The how was not done by a cognitive process of rhetoric, it was done by logic, and the output itself is known as rhetoric. It is a response. There is stimulus in grammar input. Without some form of thought, there is only stimulus-response automated programming. With greater thought comes more freedom of choice and will. Humans have higher order consciousness and have the greatest potential capacity for thought and logic on this planet, but we often fall short of living up to our potential.
If the grammar and logic is accurate, and the right is known along with the wrong , yet someone chooses the wrong over the right in their output action, or simpler rhetoric in communication, then the logic is still the problem in the end somewhere at some root level that has them choose evil over good. Rhetoric is the output from the free will choice in knowing good and evil, right and wrong, and so to choose the wrong is in your formulation of logic to make that choice.
In some cases, it seems the lack of True Care is what corrupts the proper fuller logical understanding. The dark care or apathy is going to underly the choice, in objectively knowing right from wrong, yet still choosing the wrong. The logic is flawed, for if it were known why good is better than evil in all choices objectively, the logic would be sound and lead to the right-action, but since this is not chosen then the person is not using sound logic, and concludes evil is better, at least for themselves in a lack of consideration for others.
The lack of care, apathy, or the dark care to do evil, underlies the corruption of logic. They don’t care for others, so the logic never arrives at the feedback conclusion about true morality and rights. Thought and emotion feedback, care and logic feedback. Your direction of thought will be affected by your care, and your care will be affected by your thought and logical conclusions. It can be a self-perpetuating trap, from Dark Care, to corrupted logic and grammar input (also ignorance), and back to reinforce the Dark Care again. The dark care can either limit correct input from grammar and true honest processing, or not limit it buy simply always choosing the wrong and evil, no matter what input is provided to show good is better for them in the long run. As a game theory, it is win-win instead of “dark force” of win-lose domination.
4.2.2 Rhetorical Spectrum
True rhetoric deals with honest dialect, to express Truth. There is a rhetorical spectrum, or rhetorical duality/dichotomy, that shows there is this honest dialectic, between ourselves and others, and there is the sophist rhetoric of influence and favor to “win” and get people to accept what is being sold, true or not.
There is the original Trivium Method, which is the Positive Trivium of Light and Good, concerned foremost with Truth, Truth itself as the means, goal and expression. There is also the Classical Trivium, the Dark and Evil Negative Trivium, concerned foremost with effective oration, effective speech, effective rhetoric and effective convincing of something. By effective, they merely want their message to take effect in the receiver, that is all, not that it is necessarily the whole truth they can express to the person, or even a truth at all as an overall concept. The rhetorical skill is used to convince, motivate, persuade, and inform in order to “win” people over to accepting a concept. This motivation for use can become problematic.
The Trivium Method has logic central, the art of arts, concerned with thinking itself, and with Truth itself. Truth is simply ‘what is’, the grammar and other derivatives we can uncover that ‘is’. We can speak plainly and simply, as thing are, without obfuscation, euphemisms, etc. Straight forward, forthright, honest, frank, to the point. Dialectic is to establish a Truth from opposing views, to reconcile through logic of correct thought, reason. A dialog can be had with your self, to be curious, doubt, and question on your own, or with the help of others. Rhetoric often loses sight of this search for Truth which is central to the Trivium, and people get focused on minor fallacies, rather than the actual Truth presented that they don’t want to look at (more on this below).
The light and dark aspects of the Trivium can be mirrored in the rhetorical use of appeals. “Logos” or rational appeal, “pathos” or emotional appeal, and “ethos” or ethical appeal can all be used for light or dark. The light can get people to understand reality from the aspects of consciousness we have to experience reality: thought, emotion and action. The dark uses the skills and knowledge of how consciousness learns about reality to manipulate how people understand reality.
Emotional appeals are not always fallacious, and has a proper and right purpose. There is dual purpose in emotions, even in the negative ones, such as the positive and negative in anger for instance. The emotional appeal is not to be used to avoid truth and silence the truth that hurts you. It is not to trick people with emotional ploys and tactics, but to show people emotional truth of reality, to feel reality, to care about what is being done that should not be done. Show them reality, evoke emotional truth about wrongs, have them face that reality they are ignoring and don’t want to face. There is good and bad to emotional appeal. One for truth, the other to manipulate against truth and get personal desires fulfilled through emotional acceptance of the falsity, of unreality.
The dark side of the trivium promotes effective acceptance of a message in the delivery output phase, not necessarily the truth of reality. Other tools, like NLP, NVC (Non-Violent Communication), etc., can also be used in conjunction to further get your message to be accepted by others. People can know how to bypass obstacles and barriers in consciousness, although many hinder us, many also help to protect us. There are those who engage in this form of rhetoric to win people over to their argument because they honestly think it is the “right” good and true thing to do, but they will end up going down a winding road, diverging from a straight direct path. There will be convoluted mental gymnastics involved to placate delicate sensibilities that differ from person to person, in order to conform to variable minds that can’t handle the simple direct Truth as it ‘is’. This can be effective indeed, but side steps for a long time. Sometimes this work is effective, but much of the time I have found these obstacles and objections to simply be excuses people will not let go of. The simply direct Truth is more effective in the end, for everyone. Effective rhetoric to “win” people over is preferred when you want to manipulate people, and not simply let the Truth you speak represent itself in full detail and view as you express it as such. This is not to say knowledge and Truth don’t take time and don’t progress to higher levels through degrees and grades, because they do. I am not talking about that aspect of reality here.
The dark aspect of the rhetorical duality includes:
– debating – to beat down, beat completely, i.e. to “win” your argument
– sophistry – wise, clever in convincing speach, not necessarily Truth
– gain favor – appeals to get you to like them (the message deliverer) in order to like what they say
The favor is important to manipulators, as you are less likely to listen, let alone accept the message, if they are telling you things you really don’t want to hear, which is what the truth does much of the time. They need to gain your favor in order for their words to have more weight and impact on you. If they get you to like them, then they have influence upon you and can get you to more likely accept what they have to say, or sell, as the concepts are being sold for others to buy into and affect how they live their lives.
“The Sophists taught artistic quality in oratory (motivation via speech) as a manner of demonstrating one’s aretē. Oratory was taught as an art form, used to please and to influence other people via excellent speech”
Politics is all about sophistry. Motivation through speech, regardless of truth or proof, as an art or oratory. Original sophistry was good in meaning and purpose, but it got corrupted and turned into all about how good you are at convincing someone of something, even if it is bullshit. You were a “good” person because you were “good” at convincing people of things.
Since I have likened the Trivium Method to the Natural Law Expressions and Alchemy, we can also look at the dark trivium as the “dark side of the force”. It is a force we embody in our thought processing and ultimately in our output and actions, to seek to manipulate through the power of the force of thought. The light Trivium is like Natural Law Expressions and Alchemy, representative of aspects of the force of Truth, Love, Good, Right, Morality, Natural Law, etc., the aspects of transcendental being. The dark force is Falsity, Fear, Evil, Wrong, Immorality, etc. the lack of the force that is.
4.2.3 Fallacy Fallacy
People can become fallacy-obsessed, and think a fallacy demonstrates a falsity in reality, when it actually only demonstrates a falsity/error in reasoning, not an error of the conclusion itself, but in explaining the conclusion. The fallacy in explaining a wrong/erroneous conclusion can indicate that this is how someone arrived at the wrong conclusion. Fallacies are helpful to show people why their conclusions are false if they are indeed false, because their reasoning is faulty. Someone can use fallacious statements that are erroneous while advocating for a verifiable Truth, the truth the are talking is true, but the way they delivered the truth had errors, but most people can still understand the truth delivered.
The use of fallacies does not automatically invalidate a proposition or conclusion. They get stuck in the delivery, the rhetoric of the delivery of the message (does it have any fallacies) rather than looking at what is said. If the conclusions is erroneous, then fallacies can be demonstrated to show how the person is not reasoning accurately. To claim a conclusion is false because there are any amount of fallacies, is a fallacy fallacy. To claim a conclusion is false without even looking into it honestly, without curiosity, critical thinking and objective detachment from ourselves, is a fallacy of the mind itself. Anal-logic is not real logic. Look at the truth being expressed, not the rhetorical form of the message alone. If someone expresses a fallacy but speaks the truth about reality, then it is still truth. Rhetorical focus on the message delivery first, and not Truth first, is indicative of the poisoned Classical Trivium focus on manipulation, rather than Truth. When you only point out the fallacies, while ignoring the truth or falsity of the conclusion, you tend to side-track the issue. Fallacies need to be pointed out when they prevent access to Truth. Fallacies used to express a Truth is erroneous in its expression, but still has the Truth at its core, inside, internally, in substance. So yes, sometimes people fail to express things accurately, and you can point it out. If they are expressing a Truth, but do it incorrectly, as with a fallacy, you cannot simply deny their conclusion while only focusing on the fallacy used to demonstrate it.
4.2.4 Winding Road
Related to the obsession with fallacies and the message delivery instead of Truth itself, is the sophist rhetoric of wanting a message to simply be accepted, and using whatever sophisticated methods of delivering a message (NLP – neuro-linguistic programming, for example) is valid to have someone accept the message. Instead of having someone accept the message from the bare Truth itself contained within, you want to manipulate and massage the Truth into a palatable message for others to accept. Some may say it doesn’t matter if not all the truth is spoken of accurately (spoken of as plainly and honestly as it appears in reality), as long as the main concept in the message is accepted. The focus is the message, not the truth therein. When you sacrifice the truth so easily in favor of effective acceptance of a message, you will inhibit your own ability to discern Truth effectively and as a result often merely defend a falsity as truth, convincing people of falsities as truth, because your primary focus was on the presentation, the appearance, the effectiveness of the receptivity of the message, instead of the truth first itself as what is given in a message.
Manipulative tools, like NLP, and the dark side of tools like NVC, Classical Trivium, etc. can be used to gain favor in people’s “minds” and “hearts” towards what you are saying, and therefore uncritically accept it. It is very clever sophistry. Focusing on the message output is a blinding factor that prevents us from focusing on the truth itself that is contained in the message output. You can get lost in wasted time trying to show people pointless fallacies that don’t stop them from seeing the truth, and you can get lost in winding road sophistry to try to get people to accept a concept you want them to accept. The truth that is spoken for the truth, speaks for itself as the truth. The truth spoken in tongues, twisted, winding, gymnastics to massage it into people, is not direct truth, but gets morphed and reshaped, and this can lead to alterations.
4.2.5 Greater Good Manipulation
The methodology of the Trivium can be a negative and manipulated against us to control us with the “greater good”, “greater than ourselves”, “service to others”, “oneness”, “interconnected” feeling to be inspired towards and achieve a goal. The Dark Trivium user can control us into maintaining false reality constructs while thinking these illusions are “good” and “moral” endeavors to give our time, attention and energy to. We can conform to truth, or the consequences of going against Truth and Morality. There is the conformity to Truth or falsity/lies. Giving ourselves to something larger than us, the “greater good”, can often be the conformity with falsity and evil rather than the substantive Truth and Good we believe the appearances to be. Evil cloaks itself in the appearance of Truth and Good, of righteousness, while creating fear, ignorance, apathy, cowardice and laziness. We can easily be deceived by our undeveloped state of consciousness and lack of objective critical thinking into larger agenda that we are convinced are “good”, but are not, such as the “global unity” blindness that is not founded in Natural Moral Law reality.
We seek purpose and meaning in life, both in ourselves and in reality. We use language to correspond different meanings and communicate about reality. We attribute meaning to things in reality that we can uncover. We also give ourselves, our energy, our time, to that which we find has the most meaning. Those things we find are sometimes not simply “found”, but are fed to us, sold to us, and we willingly buy into them. Government service, military service, police service, pleasure service, etc. People have an idea of what is important with a given meaning and purpose, and give themselves to it in large part, because it is bigger than themselves individually, it is part of a collective that is larger than any one member. They become part of a universal. This is recognized subconsciously as a desire, despite the conscious mind being unaware of what is happening. This provides a sense of belonging, part of greater family, a greater collective, a sense of purpose with that belonging. These are basic desires we have and they can be manipulated into preselected pathways to channel our energy and behavior in life. Only the Evolution in Consciousness, to develop conscious awareness of reality and these mechanisms in ourselves, will allow us to be free from all the mind control and change ourselves in alignment with good and not evil. The dark occultist manipulators know many of the motivational factors human beings have, and use them to manipulate us, while we remain ignorant of these inner-capacities and their outer ramifications. So, we are born into the world blind, with eyes closed. We are blindly being led, following others. We want to feel connected to others, so we unite along a common idea, a universal greater than ourselves or any other person, and connect with those people in that specific group. This connection can be an attachment that creates ingroup vs. outgroup favoritism and behavior that disregards Truth and Morality in favor of maintaining the attached dogma. We hand ourselves over to this power and let it use us.
Ivy League schools train people in the Classical Trivium, in how to use these tools to promote their chances of success and survival within the various systems we have constructed to enslave ourselves in economic survivability. The negative Classical Trivium enables you to be a clever orator, to convince and influence people effectively, to win and get your way. This training is the dark trivium, the negative trivium, “my freedom”, “my truth”, “my survival”, which relates to Satanism, carnism and solipsism: all about “me”. People who are academically trained, or otherwise learn to be manipulative, can out-maneuver other people and appear to “win” arguments. But it’s all a sham, an illusion, a magic trick of word spells cast on our minds, but most people can’t see it for what it is. Many other people believe their own bullshit, and they spread lies as if they were truth (honestly) because they have not established correct, firm, solid, grounded foundations in reality from Truth and Morality. Those who fail to use the Truth and Trivium Method, will often relegate to denial of their immorality and wrong-doing. “Animals matter morally? Pssh! I deny that reality!”
General Grammar is a systematic method of gathering raw data of a similar nature into a body of knowledge, known as a subject, or study. Formal logic is the method of bringing full or intimate understanding to that body of knowledge. Grammar is like learning the alphabet, you are not sure what all these symbols mean, and you just take them in at first. First we observe and then gather and compile those observations into an organized database (grammar). Second, we process (logic) the data input, remove contradiction so that everything fits and follows from another. Thirdly, find some value and meaning to derive some use in it for our lives and what we do, our output (rhetoric) to express understanding into the world. We see, then conceptualize, then speak/do/act. Grammar uses the 5 senses to look at the individual parts and establish clear terms, logic thinks, filters/validates and fits the data together to form true premises, and rhetoric expresses that knowledge in a valid argument. A good reason to learn about the Trivium is because some people sell lies and most of us other people can’t discern correctly and buy into those lies.
“We’ve been fooled into mis-prioritizing what is most precious. When we fail to exercise our choice- to think or not to think- we become our own oppressors.”
– Trivium Study Guide, p.15
The 3 parts of the Trivium are somewhat mirrored in the 3 ways of developing thought, the 3 basic pieces of how we express knowledge, 3 basic modes of human cognition. The first modality of developing thought and expressing pieces of knowledge is the mythological and poetic mode of literary-story-narrative communication, using analogicaldescriptions to elucidate reality. It is creative, imaginative, and uses imagery to convey messages. It is ambiguous. The second modality in human cognition is the philosophic mode that employs greater logical methodologies to explain reality. The third modality is the scientific mode that uses the scientific method to gain knowledge and understanding of reality through experimentation (empiricism).
Mythology is about thought, speech, stories, and narrative. Mythopoeic pertains to creating those myths. Myths are stories to relate abstract ideas from our minds. We take phenomena seen in nature and try to explain it through personification of phenomena. Take a thought you cannot actualize, and produce a mythology by relating it to an aspect of reality you can communicate. Turn the general idea into a personified object that doesn’t really exist in objective reality. A fake mythology of society can also be created, where people are expected to accept it and not argue with this normalized narrative about ourselves, how we got here, how “good” things are, etc. The methods of mythology and poetics are of metaphor and simile, analogical comparisons. The analogies compare gathered data, from the universe and ourselves, against each other, to find similarity. This is the first and least structured of the 3 modalities. Keep this in mind when you read “history”, and the way people may have thought back then, in a mythopoeic narrative story-telling to metaphorically try to explain things, or invent a “history” of how they got to where they were. We can learn a lot from fictional allegories about our current reality provided in obfuscated means as to allow the allusions to be drawn by the receiver of the message. Though lacking refinement of symbol and logic to explain reality, the creative narrative is the basic method of conveying concepts, and is also a second basic form of cryptography (apart from the default of language itself), where representations in reality are not conveyed through their own word symbol, but through another symbol that needs to be interpreted to be understood as a reference to something else. This is imagery, a basic component of human consciousness.
The philosophic mode (Love of Wisdom – Care for Truth and Morality) goes beyond the basic grammatical organization of the mythopoeic first level creative capacities. As knowledge and symbolism were built up in certain sectors using the first modality through story, song and drama of verbal communication, there comes a limit to the amount of information that can be shared this way, as it depends on the memory and consciousness of the people sharing and interacting. The invention of symbols to store language outside of consciousness helped to spread knowledge. When enough data was written down, it could be better and more efficiently collated through synthesis and analysis. Philosophy progressed from the analogical to the logical form of thought, where phenomenon were looked at within their own nature, their own category of being, rather than inexact analogous comparisons of bare objects, events or phenomena. We look at things in themselves: something does what it does because of what it is (identity, causality), not because of how it relates to other things (analogy). Logic is used to detect and filter contradictions in the observations we coalesce.
Metaphysics helps us answer ‘what is’ regarding the matter of existence, the grammar knowledge. Epistemology looks at how do we know ‘what is’ using the mind, a theory of knowledge, the logic processing. Ethics and aesthetics looks at what do we do and how do we do it, the rhetoricalwisdom of right-action. The purpose of philosophy is to answer the ethics and aesthetics of what to do in life, a moral philosophy, which brings us to the third modality of thought to understand reality with greater accuracy: the scientific method. This method can verify observations and phenomena by repeating a process of verification. It can help guide us in determining what is true or false, and therefore help in reality and morality (Natural Moral Law).
The scientific method is based in the previous aspects, but with more verification in physical reality to confirm the conclusion. Observe, gather data, and ask questions about reality and hypothesize some answers through intuitive induction, then deduce an experiment to demonstrate the most accurate hypothesis, and finally conduct the experiment in reality to corroborate the accuracy of the hypothesis and validate a theory. There are causal links between actions and effects that are detectable over time and will be seen with repeated demonstration. Overall, the scientific method is intended to demonstrate our hypothetical propositions about reality.
The Trivium components of grammar and logic are used to help distinguish objective existence from the unreality created in our minds. Reality is made of primary particular individual substances. Sub-stance has the thing that stands, that is perceivable with 5 senses in reality, and there is the thing that describes it, the subtext, universals, Natural Laws, etc.
First we develop a mythological person story (1st phase), then look more and ask questions about it, (2nd phase philosophical, epistemological), then manipulate or reproduce the substance (3rd phase, science, experiment, demonstrate) by looking at subtext (universal) to see how complete our explanation is, then output into demonstration in objective reality to reproduce or modify the thing that stands, substance, along with the subtext universal, such as a Natural Law, that we have been able to discover in the progression of memory knowledge within ourselves or of humanity as a whole.
The logic and grammar helps us to look at things more closely, to look for answers and get closer to the natural proper explanation of these universals that exist and are manifesting through the natural world. The Trivium helps the development of subjective thought processes, along with trying to make the discoveries of Nature’s Laws, and continually trying to align our thoughts with these Laws. Using the Trivium Method, mostly grammar and logic, helps us to put undifferentiated related data on a subject together in order to come to an understanding. It is taking a complex set of ideas and removing contradictions so that one thing follows from another as a coherent, integrated, unified and harmonized whole. Think properly, think for yourself. Start to question what you have been told. Find out what is in reality and what things mean.
Logic brings the internal subjective realm into alignment with the objective rhythm of reality to produce harmonious external manifestations. Logic helps us find and verify Truth. Over our lives we learn to synchronize our expressions of consciousness with objective reality. Contradictions need to be removed to produce harmony with reality, otherwise we can end up living in subjective realities that are not true reflections of what is happening in the world. Not knowing about possible dangers in reality is dangerous for our own well-being, hence why the knowledge of evil is paramount to Truth and Morality and creating the world we want. Deduction helps to provide additional proof to validate a conception through comparison and correspondence to objective reality. From the higher level concept we follow a self-consistent chain of causal relation to deduce back down to foundational concepts or axioms. The secondary level constructs need to be related to the primary foundational constructs that hold everything up in our understanding of reality. If there are contradictions, there is a problem. Some foundational axioms are consciousness, causality and existence itself. Proper effective use of logic maintains grounding in reality while allowing imagination and inductive intuition to formulate new ideas and then validating that search for knowledge through deduction. We need to dissect our own and other’s thoughts and expressions, and point out the contradictions and errors in understanding reality or themselves, that is the only way to find the truth accurately. As we bring our thoughts, emotions and actions into greater alignment with Truth and Morality, we evolve consciousness in greater degrees as well.
(continued from previous articles on the subject: here and here)
Consciousness is primarily a term that relates to knowledge and morality, as I previously demonstrated through etymology. There is another form of alleged “consciousness” (so-called) we can conceive of, the “ALL” pervasive “omnipotent” “omnipresent” “consciousness” of the “ONE” that underlies everything, the “one mind”. From this different imagined “consciousness”, everything, even rocks, are “consciousness”, and the word becomes meaningless to talk about from our perspective we live in or from the etymology itself. Just as rocks are made of this underlying consciousness, so too are plants, animals and all matter. Plants are living biological matter, like animals, but they don’t have what is considered consciousness as the word was created in etymology. We should not engage in this false equivocation of the “all consciousness” when talking about the expressive consciousness of many species of animal kind, of mobility in action and behavior of expressing consciousness, of memory in storing specific knowledge, of recall of memory, in understanding word symbols, etc. Animals are animals, plants are plants. Humans are a step above the rest of the animals in consciousness capabilities and potential, and our symbolic understanding far exceeds the rest, while others excel in sight, hearing, taste, sensation, etc. Our excellence is in consciousness itself, which we can develop and harness for good or evil, or let go to waste in unmanifested potential and value.
Here is a breakdown of 3 basic levels of “consciousness” that various biological life forms can be said to express. Each successive level has the preceding level as part of it, like a species-genera loop if you are familiar with metaphysics (which will be presented partially later).
Direct sense experience, one stimulus and one automatic response. No memory. All life has this aspect. There is not conscious knowledge stored and recalled, but more of a response or alteration of basic survival programming to maximize longevity and existence of being. Genetic information is knowledge of a kind, but not the conscious knowledge that progresses in the evolution towards real consciousness, as the word really means. This level 1 is a base pre-consciousness that all biological life has.
Perception, memory. Awareness of things, entities, existents in physical universe, not the abstract existents. Percept is automatic: open your eyes, hear a sound, feel wind on your skin. Memory through perception stores sense-experiences and this allows for learning from the past, from trial and error and integrating various experiences. Most animals have this capacity (if not all?) and we can see them demonstrate it in reality with our own senses, we don’t need technology to sense things beyond our given tools for existence to see the reality of basic animal consciousness and knowledge they possess.
Conceptual abstraction. Generalize one or more similar instances from particular retained memories, which is to identify universals. Green can be abstracted from frogs, leaves, grass, etc. The concept is communicated as a symbolic reference to reality. Abstractions can be compounded to build higher order, deeper, conceptual understanding of reality. Humans are the animal known to possess this capacity to the greatest degree. I would say some animals can process commonalities and differences in reality, and recognize a similar color, shape, sound, smell. Animals differ in degree of consciousness expressive capability in thought, emotion and action. Humans can express these three modalities to the greatest degree.
You could look at all the biological consciousness being the same, and the limitations are imposed by the biological life form unit that hosts the consciousness. If you do so, then plants are still not animals. Humans are animals, but with even more freedom of will and capacity to express consciousness, while other animals are in varying degrees of restriction in consciousness compared to us. But, animals are not plants. If you were stuck in a plant, then you don’t have eyes, or ears, you don’t interact with reality like animals do. You are food for the existence of animals to be possible. This is a primary purpose of plants in this alleged progression in evolution of consciousness, for without plants no animal life would possibly exist. After plants, come various degrees of animals, and it seem humans have the greatest potential to manifest in reality through the expressions of their consciousness. So, if you choose to look at the “ALL consciousness”, minerals are at the bottom, then plants, then animals. You cannot fallaciously equivocate plants with animals, nor either of those with minerals. If we could simply eat something else other than plants and spare their limited consciousness and let them continue existing, then we could do that, and it would be more “right” to do so. As reality is demonstrated to all, though, plants are required to sustain animal life as we currently know it. Maybe human animals can evolve beyond this to breatharianism, or some such thing. We have this greater capacity for thought in consciousness, and we have greater that comes with that capacity, great power for evil or good. With great power comes great responsibility. Morality is a primary purpose in evolving consciousness. We are responsible to Truth and Morality as higher order consciousness beings.
Control, Conformity and Irresponsibility
We need to do this work of developing our thought capacity. The current society creates strong co-dependence with overspecialization in many aspects of life, from our jobs, to specific knowledge and media exposure that promotes less thinking and less depth of thought. The specialization on certain aspects of human constructs for living in falsity, or distractions and pleasure, focuses attention away from other more meaningful aspects of ourselves and the world. There are not enough generalists to look at the bigger picture as people are limited in their scope and input of knowledge. The selective media input and superficial concern with physical presentation, with cosmetics, keeps people infatuated with the many appearances and idolatry in the media, keeping them titillated or numbed and unconcerned with developing their higher order consciousness capacities in thought.
People get stuck in the appearance of particulars, over the substance of meaning and definition found in the essential substance underlying it all which would allow them to see the deceptive illusions for what they are and also the clarity to get back to the Right Path and Way. The overspecialization and restriction of ways of living can be seen in the caste system: to divide people into specific aspects of life and require each other to complete the overall system’s functionality that serves the overlords. This includes basic survival mechanisms being removed from the individual. This is the co-dependence and enslavement through coerced economic survivability. Movies like Divergent display this explicitly, and how the compartmentalization of aspects of living divided people within themselves and prevented them from actualizing themselves. The one who had all 5 aspects was deemed a threat to the existing social order as they were non-conformist. They had more aspects of living authentic. Overspecialization breeds weakness and devolution, in general, through the removal of adaptability of the individual.
Related to specialization is the resulting compartmentalization that comes from focusing on only certain things. This leads to a lack of responsibility as a whole, as then we only need to be focusing on our jobs, and what we want, desire or wish for in life. Only do what you think and feel you need to. Only do what your specific job requires. Let other people do their jobs. Don’t defend yourself, there is a job for that, police take care of that for you. Don’t prepare food for yourself, there is a job for other people to do that for you. Don’t grow your own food, there are jobs for people to do that for you…
Hmmm…. there is a problem, but the people in the jobs are busy and can’t deal with the problem. I guess we do nothing and wait, wait for someone else to take up the responsibility according to their job. When there is a problem, we can just hold someone else accountable. We don’t have to deal with it, it’s not our job, it’s not our compartment, that’s for the politicians or policemen, etc. This laziness from the workplace gets into regular life. Then we get to our enslavement, if you’re not a part of the system, you don’t have anything. If you are not part of the compartmentalization, then you do not have the opportunity to survive and must live on the street.
“It’s someone else’s job to fix the system and all the problems, not mine to go learn about reality.”
The one’s we are waiting for, are ourselves. The somebody to fix things, is you, me and all of us. Every person needs to learn and seek Truth to eventually find the depth of the moral baseline to live from in order to create True Freedom and Peace. Removal of wrong-doings, removal of errors, removal of evil, is more important than creating a bunch of things that will continue to distract us from ourselves, our behavior and how we create evil.
Importance of Thought
Thinking identifies aspects of reality and corresponds them with symbols to logically connect and communicate that knowledge. Thinking right, correctly and properly is to bring perceptions into alignment with reality. Recognizing wrongness is a result of comparison in reality and seeing a contradiction between things — something doesn’t fit.
Observe reality, process the data to form concepts, then verify the concepts for contradiction, and reach greater understanding. The conclusion about reality is tested through reference to reality and its facts therein, and can be confirmed by others once this understanding is expressed to them.
The Trivium Method is likened to Alchemy and Natural Moral Law Expressions of Behavior, as previously mentioned in Part 1. These models can help us learn about ourselves and reality in order to Evolve Consciousness. Through proper thought, in contemplation, reflection, concentration, and true meditation of the mental imagery that exists within us, we can accurately model the actions and relationships before they happen, and predict what the result of specific behavior will be (synderesis). We don’t have to keep repeating the same actions, the same mistakes. This process is pro-active and requires the focus of the free will to choose to engage in it. It is not automatic impressions as is the initial perceptual apprehension of reality. This pro-active conscious awareness of reality through the imagery in our minds, will lead to greater evolution in consciousness.
Thinking is important. It provides for the acquisition of knowledge. Knowledge that is hidden, occulted knowledge, often creates a power differential between those who have the knowledge and those who don’t. With quality thinking and judgments on the information we receive, we can retain the quality knowledge and use them to guide our decisions for living, our actions and behaviors. The quality of knowledge derived from understanding reality and ourselves will lead to a greater quality of life. Truth leads to freedom. People can be prevented from thinking properly and making sound judgments by restricting information and occulting it. This is a method to dumb people down as it undermines their ability to make knowledgeable decisions in life. Their capacity to develop intellectual self-defense is manipulated and stifled by garbage information. People are easily fooled by false information because they do not know how to validate it correctly. To develop our capacity for thought and discernment of reality is to help increase the degree of certainty we have, to distinguish reality from unreality/fiction.
This topic of occulting reality, encrypting it, will be in Part 3. This is why we must think better, because there are master manipulators of thought who have spent much time developing their capacity of thought.
The Trivium consists of grammar, logic and rhetoric, the first 3 of the 7 Liberal Arts. The Trivium is the art and science of the mind/consciousness, a method to train the mind to learn and think more correctly. The Quadrivium consists of arithmetic, geometry, musical theory, and astronomy, the latter 4 parts of the 7 Liberal Arts. The Quadrivium is the art and science of matter and by extension measurement. Our minds and the matter around us are the realities we exist in. One formulates a subjective map, and the other is the objective territory. The trivium method is to help us discover specific and universal truths, about the universe and ourselves. Learning about the trivium refines and enhances our innate methodology for living, of input, processing and output, or knowledge, understanding and wisdom. The development of the liberal arts is to gain the competency to explore reality for ourselves and free our minds from ignorance through the understanding of reality.
The map we can detail well, like the focused perspective on the trees and particulars we can get a close look at. The territory, however, the bigger wider picture, consists of hidden aspects of reality that can be difficult to detect or discover, but can be arrived at in time with thought and percepts of the senses. The undetectable aspects are extended through technology to permit the senses to perceive them and discover. There are events and subprocess that occur outside our sense perception, but those that are relevant to our well-being are comprehensible with our direct sense perception of reality and contemplation in thought. The map we create is a particular perspective of the objective territory of reality. We can see all the details we have in the map, but we can’t see all the details in the territory as there are many aspects that are hidden to us. We can progressively discover some parts of the vast array of hidden components that are part of the universe. Many of these have been discovered in the scientific technological pursuit, such as gravity. The important hidden and unseen Laws can be known, and they do not require technology. The most important one would be the Natural Moral Laws regarding the consequences to our behaviors.
The Trivium Method is an efficient way to model or map the territory of reality. It is not 100% or perfect, as nothing is. The use of the tool will improve as the user learns to master it. I have found the Trivium is a methodology that mirrors the intuitive natural processes of conceiving, understanding and navigating reality. Understanding the methodology more clearly brings one to understand how we function internally as a unity of consciousness as well, in addition to understanding reality more capably.
The functionality of the Trivium Method, Natural Law Expressions, and Alchemy, is to better understand how behavior, life and reality function. All these tools are part of life, but we don’t know them by these names, and don’t understand the depth and clarity of the processes at work within and without us. If we choose to learn about reality and ourselves, we can learn about how to live a proper life without creating evil.
These tools of better living (Natural Law, Trivium, and Alchemy) are part of life, for human consciousness. They are automatic processes that we intuitively develop as part of existing as higher order consciousness beings. I learned the trivium actively by learning logic more, but earlier learned grammar, not through theory and proper Language Arts courses, but intuitively through reading books. These faculties of grammar, logic and rhetoric are a natural part of learning about reality and communicating about it to others. To learn it more in-depth enhances and further develops the ability to understand reality and express it to others.
When you learn a language and how it works, and use it, you learn the inherent principles of its syntax and special grammar intuitively, and also of the general grammar of language reflecting reality. If you take the time to learn it logically, learn its structure and components in conscious awareness, then you can expand your power of how the language is created and arranged to convey meaning. I learned how to use language intuitively, and have made my work from this learning. I didn’t know what a predicate was, or other terms, but it didn’t prevent me from putting out material of logical consistency. Now I understand the power of language more, but it doesn’t change my use of the language that I have already been using, as logic (non-contradiction) structured my understanding.
For example, knowing a list of fallacies won’t help you much, you probably won’t really understand or even know how to apply them properly. I have had this done to me, it is amusing in a way to see how people think they understand a particular fallacy, or even how something is a fallacy. I have learned how to think and can spot irrational errors in reasoning, even if I don’t know the name of a fallacy or its particular pattern. Errors in thought are detectable once you know how to think properly. Certain patters of error can be detected and labeled, as was done with fallacies.
The Trivium Method is a process of conscious awareness, i.e. thought, that is inherent in our pattern recognition of reality. This is what I say about learning the trivium myself without knowing it was the trivium, learning how to think myself, learning to contemplate, reflect, etc. We use trivium methodologies, true meditation/reflection/contemplation and alchemy all the time, but those of us who actively and consciously choose to work on and develop those tools will grow and better ourselves if we keep at it, keep walking the Path and Way to Truth and Morality. Alchemy, Trivium, Natural Law, and developed thought, contemplation/reflection/true meditation, are the methods to cultivate true intelligence and Evolve Consciousness.
It is automatic to use language once we learn it, it becomes a part of us. Think of how amazing it is, all these words, their sequences, their meaning and we do it automatically for the most part. Little conscious requirement is made to reference reality with a particular symbol once we learn it, it is instantaneous, then we recall the information for that symbol, then organize it all. What we learn often easily becomes part of how we live. The influence of what we take in can have great affect on us.
The Trivium is meant to develop clear and deliberate thought through life. Free your mind, do away with falsity and learn how to learn and how to think. Grammar, logic and rhetoric are terms for natural processes used to discover, navigate and reference reality. We gather data about reality, which is the input, grammar and induction. Then we filter through the collected information for valid data that brings clarity and greater understanding with the deduction and subtraction of material that is not valid. The foundation for our conception of reality comes from the construction of general grammar, as it is word symbols that form the language used to think and communicate.
Living under Natural Moral Law and understanding reality are linked. Before knowledge of Natural Law can be properly understood, the faculties in consciousness to perceive and process reality accurately must be developed. Otherwise, a limited depth of comprehension is reached due to limited reference to the reality to develop understanding. With these tools of learning developed more, Natural Law becomes more easily visible and correctly discernible. Without these tools developed enough, we only have the basics of understanding and navigating reality, and as such the ability to recognize Natural Moral Law is often clouded. To understand Natural Law properly, an understanding of the foundation for how we communicate and represent reality to each other (and ourselves) needs to be developed. This foundation is language, as language (symbol) is the means through which we express our understanding of reality. The more we can express reality through language, the more we will understand reality. The Trivium is an effective mechanism for understanding language and reality more deeply. If you want to understand reality more, then develop the use of the tools used to understand and navigate reality. Language is created to describe reality. Learn about language and words to understand more about the way we represent reality, and also if the symbols we use actually conforms to reality, or if we are being deceived through word alterations and fallacious reasoning.
1.2 – Grammar and Logic in Reality
The feedback between thought and emotion is akin to feedback between inductive and deductive reasoning/logic. Grammar of initial thinking is inductive and intuitive, while derivation inference logic is deductive and possibly of a higher order. We abstract commonalities as possible universal truth and verify if indeed they are true or not by looking closer at the differences and again at more commonalities and so on. Emotions feedback with thoughts just as logic feeds back with grammar, and eventually they generate enough care to will ourselves into the motivation to act.
Induction cannot be separated from deduction in real life, as they both help us understand reality and are a part of living and making decisions. Logic is the art of valid inference. Inference is a thought process itself, but we seek valid thought. The study of the syllogism, deduction, is where we start to order our mind to tend to not accept contradictions, to be able to recognize contradictions as fallacies. Ex: there is an event that is induced into your experience, you identify a problem with the event through deductive inference. To form the solution you use induction. Your solution can be deduced by someone else to determine its validity. Deductions refine approximations to get closer to a detailed clarity and precision.
We can build a reality in the mind, an inner subjective multiverse running in parallel to the objective universe, from symbols or language, and in this way, a false reality can be created to act as an invisible prison and enslave our minds and the bodies that follow under them. Defining reality through symbols allows for understanding reality through a reference in consciousness. If people have different definitions for a symbol, they will be unable to communicate. Without definition, there is no separate identity, and no logic, and nothing is being talked about because everything would be one thing. Semantic arguments arise when misunderstanding in terms (definitions) are used that create divergent pathways in the road of communication and understanding. The only way two people can go along the same path, to be on the same page, is to have the same terms defined, otherwise misunderstanding develops. As our understanding of reality diverges from what reality is, we can end up living in subjective altered realities that are not accurate representations of the world we live in.
No one needs to learn the structure of grammar explicitly in order to speak and communicate. They don’t need to learn logic explicitly either, at least for the basics to get around and survive, but logic is more complex than most people can intuitively develop because they do not spend much time thinking and developing thought on their own. Grammar involves logic, inductive logic, which is intuitive in nature, trying to find the universal similar or dissimilar things. Logic is an underlying Law in creation, in reality. In order for grammar to exist, logic is an inherent part. When you learn to reference reality to symbols such as language, you can then communicate aspects of reality to others. All you need to understand is the relation of words to reality. You will use grammar without knowing it, and will use logic without knowing it, these are part of the basics for living and interaction with other beings. For the grammar to exist, logic had to exist — the Law of Logic and Identity was established before components existed in creation to be formed into non-contradictory parts. Logic, (logos) is an inherent part of reality, a Law that underlies all creation. To represent reality, the principle of non-contradiction, of identity, is applied in all aspects of existence, including communication. Everything is what it is and is not another (diversity, multiplicity, variability). To create a grammar of sound symbols, logic is already underlying it all through the reality that is referenced in the symbol. Over all the logical organization (non-contradiction, identity) of reality is the grammar objects (symbols) of the world that inherently have definition/meaning, regardless of our ability to describe it, which our own use of logic will help us uncover. The better we get at using logic, the more accurately we will be able to discern reality from unreality, actual truth from possible belief. Then you can establish firm foundations that separate the truth based on facts, from what is probable and possible as belief but not yet known to be true or false.
Understanding reality is the processing of identity, definition and meaning in reality. Our consciousness is made to recognize pattern and meaning, which is part of correspondence. Developing our capacity to use what is referred to as grammar and logic will help us to understand reality in greater degrees of accuracy. Grammar and logic underlie our conceptual framework for imagination and perception of what is. Sorcerers cast spells using the science and art of magical imagery to influence our minds towards falsity, they manipulate our perceptions/conceptions of reality through words and symbols we use to communicate about reality.
The words that are fed to us represent our understanding of reality and the ability to reference it. If you manipulate the words people use to construct their understanding of reality, you can manipulate them in that construct of reality they believe in. If you limit the words people have to describe reality, you also have the same effect upon them. This is mind control. This is the foundation of magic as I see it. The science of imagery and the mind, casting spells on the minds of people with word symbols to create a reality in their mind, a false map that misrepresents the territory. When you get people to buy into your version of reality, you can modify their behavior to conform to this model of reality, and this is the manifestation of the spell from one mind to another and into reality itself through the actions people engage in.
We all learn words inductively, intuitively, and know when and where to use them appropriately in the future through the pattern recognition of past word communications. I developed an elaborate vocabulary in high school because I read more than my friends. I could use words in the right context, although it would be hard for me to define those words as I never learned their exact definition, I only learned what they meant inductively through reference to reality in the context of what I read. The context the word was surrounded by provided the meaning in this automatic intuitedlearning of language. This is how we all learn about references in reality though symbols in language. We are mostly intuitively learning definitions, as words are used to reflect reality in our communication and thought. If we look into their true meaning we can better understand the words that are being used, if others use them correctly, rather than try to intuit and interpret the symbols meaning as per the context of the person using it.
Existing things are aspects of being and they stand out in reality. These are substances, actions, attributes and relationships that mirror the grammatical nouns, verbs, adjective/adverb and prepositional phrases. General Grammar refers to the way you think, the organizing of symbols to make sense of reality, the way of initially ordering multiple thoughts. Secondary components to general grammar act as glue for the primary components mentioned above that represent existents in reality. These secondary glues are modifiers, prepositions, conjunctions, interjections, and articles that are used to connect existing things in thought. Grammar represents the building blocks for thought. A sentence is a subject and a predicate, something spoken about (subject) and what is said of the thing spoken about (predicate). Two thoughts form a sentence. Multiple thoughts form writings, essays, etc.
Grammar is the automatic way consciousness first interacts with the environment, by receiving input. A subject, and the predicate that says something about the subject, are the first symbolic representations of thought and meaning. Data about something can define the (1) acting or relating subject (nouns, modifiers), the (2) actions or relationships (verbs, propositions, modifiers), and the (3) object being acted upon or related to. Grammar is the inductive process of identifying and gathering data of a similar nature, kind, class, etc. This data is converted into correspondences to produce knowledge about a particular subject of reality. The senses provide us with data, but we need to make sense of it all.
Similarly to how we gather data on particulars in reality to uncover the similar nature and universals behind things, there are unique and singular moments and events (particulars), but their type, kind, class, genera and universal is not unique and singular, as the type has been particularized previously. The universal gets reused again and again into unique experiences of that type. There are repeating aspects to reality, and repeated behavior, and thus repeated history. We can learn from our mistakes and preserve this knowledge, not only in our own memory, but in symbolic data representation in the physical world for others to learn from as well, which are books (liber, libre, liberty) and other mediums of preserving knowledge. Knowledge and its preservation inside and outside of memory, to not repeat the same behavioral errors, is what will free us from repetitive cycles of self-imposed suffering and enslavement. This and other knowledge is acquired through thought.