Big Kettle Worldviews, Guardian Angels, & Violet Magic

I’ve drawn some inspiration for Integral Magic™ from some sources you may regard as unlikely. But before I go there, let me tell you what I have rejected.

I have rejected the conception of magic popular in contemporary books in the fantasy genre. Not just because the idea that speaking magic spells is saying words in Latin is a little overdone. You don’t have to be widely read in the fantasy genre to understand that even in so-called fantasy literature, fantasy is … well, too fantastical to be real. But what I’m working on is literature both fictional and real. There are fantastical elements and some explicitly fictional stories, but I am not interested in what can be called lies. I am interested in the Light that is shed by looking in places that are very often overlooked.

Real magic is what I think is missing in the world right now on a scale and scope to have an impact on the way ordinary people live their lives. It’s missing because people have forgotten the way language and symbolism really works. We have forgotten on a massive scale to the point where our contemporary worldviews are mired in delusion. I aspire to change that, and I am doing what I can. I am aspiring not just to write fantasy books or create a new magical system … I am aspiring to usher into being a Big Kettle Worldview capable of saving the planet and making lives better and helping the co-existence of the physical and spiritual planes of being.

I needed to walk between the worlds more than just a little bit to be able to envision magic in this way. All good magicians have had to develop relationships that have helped them to navigate in the realms others fear to tread. I don’t talk about this aspect of my work much. It’s not really the best time for this conversation and some things are best kept private. First I need to build the Big Kettle Worldview. Then I need to make it impactful in the world. Then, if the need arises, we can discuss the spiritual relationships which have nourished me.

There are a few things that I ought to say at the beginning. I have written publicly that I was inspired by the Archangel Gabriel in fabricating the elemental building blocks of Lingua-U. We have communicated in a variety of ways including oracular divination using the New Book of Changes and the New Canon of Supreme Mystery (my work in progress). We have spoken using my own approach to mediumship. And we have spoken through an intermediary spirit (a “guardian angel”) whose identity I have decided to only partially reveal outside a close circle, hints given in The Kalendar Series for those who are interested in such things.

Without spiritual communication, I could not have developed the Integral Magic to the point where it stands today. Talking to angels can be disorienting. One can lose one’s self in the process. I have also taken “breaks” from spiritual communication when it was necessary for me to re-calibrate my personal mental and emotional well-being.

Perhaps my spiritual guide is not your Archangel Gabriel or perhaps I am just talking to my unconscious self or perhaps no such being exists? Go ahead and hold your reservations, questions, and doubts. I didn’t bring up the subject to enter into a full conversation about it. That isn’t important right now. I respect your beliefs and I have developed confidence in my own. I’m telling you this because I think it’s important that a Big Kettle Worldview make room for people who talk to spirits … and even include the perspective of the non-human entities and angels who want to speak to us.

Make no mistake. The world badly, even desperately, needs a Big Kettle Worldview … even if it doesn’t know it yet. Worldviews aren’t what people think they are (unless those people have a Violet lens on Reality), bundles of abstract concepts and cultural artifacts tied tightly together like twigs. Worldviews go deep to the core tree-trunk and deepest root of Who We Truly Are, down to the molecules and the quarks, expressed in elemental numbers and letters and symbols that move before we even notice, changing our thoughts for us, transformation happening in secret.

To really change a worldview — or effect any deep, lasting socio-cultural change over a period of hundreds or thousands of years — one needs to get primordial, as primordial as possible in one’s given time and place in history. In our day, Lingua-U and the other technologies of Integral Magic are rearranging the building blocks of thought, feeling, spirit, and soul. These existential structures are creating new ways of being human available to anyone who learns how to use them. This is why Integral Magic is so important, much moreso than fantasy magic: it’s as real as Real gets when you are living at the sanguine edge of consciousness.

Integral Magic includes practices which give us access to unseen realms of existence which are inhabited by sub-personal, personal or trans-personal energetic forces. Learning to navigate these subtle energies is essential to discovering one’s own identity as one develops at the Violet station of consciousness. Learning to work with subtleties — including linguistic energies — on a daily basis is essential to human development and flourishing at this stage of our planet’s existence. If you are not willing to explore what this means, then you are not ready to receive this teaching.

New Zodiac Sign No. 4: The Platypus

The fourth Animwaa of the Bear-Yak Zodiac is the Great Platypus, Zhoona, All-Embracing Perfectionist, and Most Extraordinary of the Fierce Friends.

4. The Platypus

Correspondences

Army: The Fierce Friends

Role: All-Embracing Perfectionist

Constellation: B

Enneagram: No. 1, The Perfect Foe

Kalendar: ││╎╎, ││╎┆

Old Zodiac: Capricorn 21° – Capricorn 27°

Dates: Jan. 11 PM – Jan. 17 PM

Complement: Opossum

Description

The Platypus traveled far from her home in Eastern Australia to join the First Army, carried by her magical instincts and surviving in a delicate balance of life. Zhoona was part of the First Army’s original meeting at the start of the Red Jewel, and subsequently she delivered the battle cry and call for emancipation far and wide. She was a favorite among the “First Friends”, befriending everyone and earning praise for her tolerant and loving nature.

Kalen taught her that the Platypus is a one-of-a-kind creature, set apart from other species, and must follow its own way in life. Because of its similarities to other animal groups, it is friendly with land animals, water animals and birds, but it does not run exclusively with any of them. Its unique nature is a function of its inner drive for completeness and desire to embrace diversity. At the same time, it is not a pushover. Possessed of venemous spurs, it will attack anyone foolish enough to take advantage. Like Bear and Bat, Platypus is a largely nocturnal animal. Nevertheless Platypus also enjoys daytime activities, especially on cloudy days.

Platypus was called “All-Embracing Perfectionist” because of her desire to please everyone and make friends wherever she went while remaining her own special self. Unlike shape-shifting or color-changing animals, Zhoona did not need to change who she was to fit in. She was often the subject of admiration and envy for wide-ranging abilities. In the early years of the War of the Zodiacs, Zhoona worked to forge alliances between animals who usually would not work together for common ends, especially between aquatic and subterranean species. Her perfectionistic streak shone in her refusal to take no for an answer.

The Great Bear gave the Great Platypus two key roles in defeating Capricorn: First, as one of the only two aquatic creatures in the First Army, she would need to turn the river-dwelling creatures against the Sea-Beast. Working in collusion especially with Fish and Beaver (an ally of the First Army), she would need to educate the river creatures and encourage them to rise up against their wicked overlords in the Old Zodiac. Second, as the only subterranean creature of the First Army, she would need to bring news of the War to all the animals living underground which she could find.

Linked to the third decan of Capricorn, Zhoona shared two character traits with the Sea-Goat Monster: a strong desire for functionality and efficacious activity married with keen organizational skills. Her practical side allowed her to prioritize her actions to make sure she was acting in the best interest of the New Zodiac (and if she strayed, Bat was never far behind to reprimand). At the same time, she did not set about her task single-handedly. She forged teams and alliances devoted to the common purpose, and sent them out to fulfill their duties. At times, Platypus was tempted to treating her friends as cogs in a machine, but she never took it so far as Capricorn did routinely. She kept herself squarely focused on overcoming the oppressive regime of the Old Zodiac.

New Zodiac Sign No. 3: The Pig

The third Animwaa of the Bear-Yak Zodiac is the Great Pig, Eishon, Cautious Arbitrator, and Courageous Ungulate of the Fierce Friends.

3. The Pig

Correspondences

Army: The Fierce Friends

Role: Cautious Arbitrator

Constellation: B

Enneagram: No. 1, The Perfect Foe

Kalendar: ││╎│, ││╎╎

Old Zodiac: Capricorn 14° – Capricorn 21°

Dates: Jan. 4 PM – Jan. 11 AM

Complement: Squirrel

Description

The Pig answered the call of his friends, the Bear and the Bat, and joined the First Army of the New Zodiac. He was the third member of the “Fierce Friends“, and revered among the Animwaa for this noteworthy status. He ventured forth to the corners of the New Atlas in search of Animwaa who would come to fight the Great War, and everywhere he went among humans he wandered cautiously and surreptitiously, never revealing his identity as an Immortal.

Kalen taught the Pig that his spiritual meaning had been missed by many people who merely saw a creature ruled by appetites, lust and greed. Pigs are not greedy creatures, but sensual. Pigs are not lustful, but passionate. Pigs are creatures who respond to hunger, it is true, but so do all beings. Pigs show the acquisitive side of Spirit, revealing the potential for prosperity and mastery. Pigs are not messy, but organized and able to respond to life’s challenges with intelligence, curiosity, and good listening skills.

The Great Pig earned the nickname “Cautious Arbitrator” among the Fierce Friends because of his ability to resolve disputes among the Six Armies of the New Zodiac with even-handedness and wisdom, only after carefully listening to all sides and exposing the dirty secrets that some parties would rather have kept hidden. Because of Eishon’s friendly nature, he was well received throughout the world everywhere he traveled on behalf of the Bear. Eishon often resolved disputes by asking each party to be willing to think of themselves as capable of whatever dirty business they thought the other was engaging in.

Beionai gave Eishon an important role in defeating Capricorn: he would need to listen to Capricorn’s subjects and gather evidence of his maliciousness and wickedness. They would use this information to build support among the Animwaa for going to War, and for solidifying their alliances. Pig had the ability to wander into human towns and listen to their conversations without them paying much attention. He used this skill to learn how the wicked Sea-Goat was increasingly using his power to make people more greedy and lustful and reckless with the natural world.

The Great Pig has two character traits in common with Capricorn: an earthy hard-working nature combined with ambition for achievement. His hard-working sensibility takes the form of an earthy whole-heartedness which helps him to achieve what he sets his mind to; in contrast, Capricorn’s effort is fatiguing and energy-sapping. The Pig’s ambition is tempered by his devotion to the good of the whole world and especially the purpose of the First Army; set against him, Capricorn’s drive is self-focused and often harmful to the world (at least this becomes more clear as the Second Wave ends and the Third Wave begins).

New Zodiac Sign No. 2: The Bat

The second Animwaa of the Bear-Yak Zodiac is the Great Bat, Ayvi, Truest Friend of Beionai the Great Bear, and Most Loyal of the Fierce Friends.

2. The Bat

Correspondences

Army: The Fierce Friends

Role: Self-Sufficient Friend

Constellation: B

Enneagram: No. 1, The Perfect Foe

Kalendar: │││╎, │││┆

Old Zodiac: Capricorn 8° – Capricorn 14°

Dates: Dec. 29 AM – Jan. 4 AM

Complement: Quail

Description

The Bat answered the call of her best friend, the Bear, and joined the First Army of the New Zodiac. She originated the name “Fierce Friends” for the group — which included also the Bear, Pig, Platypus, Viper, Vulture, Fish, Fox, and Panther — and took it upon herself to enforce loyalty in the group. She insisted on obedience to the Bear’s demands and careful attention to his wisdom in order to ensure the survival of the entire New Zodiac. She was encouraged in her role by Kalen, who asked her to do everything she could to help the Bear succeed as the Detail-Conscious Leader of all the Six Armies.

Kalen taught Bat much about her spiritual importance. The Bat’s spirit teaches us to dwell in darkness — fears, uncertainty, death — to become resilient and let go of the ego and shadows we are clinging to that need to be shed. Bat symbolizes renewal and inner work, much as the Bear’s hibernation represents an inward path of rest and recuperation. The spirit of the Bat is one committed to growth and perseverance, sometimes with the aid of shamanic healers or initiated teachers. A bringer of wisdom, Bat guides us in facing our fears.

The Bat earned the nickname “Self-Sufficient Friend” among the Fierce Friends because of her strong, independent streak. She never asked Bear or any other member of the gang for anything for herself, only insisting that everyone put the needs of the whole ahead of their own individual needs. Because of her devotion to the Great Bear, she did not have the desire to mate with another Bat. Although she was childless she nevertheless inspired many. To this day, among the descendants of other Animwaa in the order Chiroptera, Ayvi remains a popular name for girls and boys and yunes who are devoted, altruistic, and fiercely loyal companions.

When Kalen and Beionai explained Ayvi’s role to her, at first she assumed that she must be associated with Enneagram point No. 2, the Helper. But no, in fact, her place was at the Bear’s side, a Perfectionist among the Fierce Friends, insisting on devotion to the Bear’s wise leadership and their common purpose. The strategy she was given was that of the Perfect Foe. Her secret counsel, known to few, was to gather companions who would help her to penetrate Capricorn’s inner circle and learn of his darkest fears. Her penetration into his domain must be complete; her secrecy total. It was said that Capricorn knew the day and time and place of his death, and he guarded the secret well. Ayvi’s espionage mission would take her into the darkest domain of the Sea-Goat in a vital quest to learn how he could be defeated.

Ayvi’s twin resources for completing her mission: her pillar of strength against all hardship and her hardworking nature. She is linked to the last two degrees of the first and the first four degrees of the second decans of Capricorn, and so she shares several personality traits with the Sea-Goat. In her resolve to help Kalen and the Bear to defeat him, she must match his own nature, but without his dictatorial and rigid tendencies or his melancholy and pessimism. Fortunately she can tap the warm feelings she gets from her many companions in the New Zodiac who have taught her how to take herself less seriously.

 

New Zodiac Sign No. 1: The Bear

The first Animwaa of the Bear-Yak Zodiac is the Great Bear, Beionai, Savior of Young Kalen the Hanimwaa, and Leader of the Fierce Friends.

1. The Bear

Correspondences

Army: The Fierce Friends

Role: Detail-conscious Leader

Constellation: B

Enneagram: No. 1, The Perfect Foe

Kalendar: ││││, │││╎

Old Zodiac: Capricorn 1° – Capricorn 7°

Dates: Dec. 22 AM – Dec. 28 PM

Complement: Eagle

Description

When the Bear heard Kalen’s call, he assembled the First Army of the New Zodiac, a group which called themselves the Fierce Friends. They were Bear, Bat, Pig, Platypus, Viper, Vulture, Fish, Fox, and Panther. They met at the start of the Month of the Red Jewel for the purpose of plotting the War of the Zodiacs and mounting a challenge to the dominion of their Aries-Pisces foes. The Premiere among the Friends, Bear led the group by assigning each Animwaa specific tasks and challenges to overcome.

Kalen helped the Bear to understand his spiritual purpose and meaning. Bear is a spirit fraught with seeming contradiction: at once tranquil and amicable, and yet powerful and courageous, the bear must be approached cautiously until his intentions are known. Known by some as “King of the Forest”, he is revered for his ability to support physical healing and rejuvenation and resurrection. The Bear is a master of the cycles of nature and carries within himself the Secret of Life, the ancient Star-Map which alone has the power to align the Earth with the Kosmos.

Gathering the nine Animwaa of the Fierce Friends, Bear drew an Enneagram on the ground and pointed first to the No. 1 point and then to the No. 2 point. He said, “This first point has been known as the Perfectionist, and the second as the Helper. They give us the strategy for overcoming the old Zodiac, and with Kalen’s aid I have formulated two secret plans which we will call the Perfect Foe and the Follower’s Assistance. Through these methodologies, you will find yourself at the right place and time to do what needs to be done to destroy Capricorn and force Aquarius into submission. We will divide in two groups, six of us following the Foe’s path and three giving the Assist.”

Fish spoke: “Bear, how can I help you?”

Bear: “You will provide assistance to Bat and me, Fox will aid Pig and Platypus, and Panther will aid Viper and Vulture. This is the way that we must align ourselves.”

Fish and Bat spoke in unison: “How can we help you? What is your role?”

Bear: “You may speak of me as the ‘Detail-conscious Leader’. It is my role to be the Perfect Foe and Penultimate Foil for the old Zodiac. Everything they do, we must do better. As Capricorn’s first seven degrees require an overarching purpose or crusade, I must provide the Reason for Our Existence through my leadership. When Kalen slays Capricorn, I must fill the power vacuum and assume leadership of both the old and new Zodiac and bring the War of the Zodiacs to its conclusion. That is my ultimate destiny, and I cannot do it without the Bat and the Fish. Together we will unite Earth, Air, and Water. You will learn more about your role in good time.”

Beionai’s prime resources for challenging his rival: his patience and determination. Aligned as he is with the first seven degrees of Capricorn’s first decan, he shares these traits with the Sea-Goat, sometimes even expressing the Beast’s dictatorial and stubborn nature. Fortunately with the help of his friends he is able to steer around his tyrannical tendencies and focus his energy on assisting Kalen and the other Zodiac Animwaa in their battle against the forces of evil.

Talking About Blue Magic

integralMagic-logo-smallThe Secret Fourth Step of Initiation into the Integral Identity and Worldview

In various discussions that we have, it’s hard enough to talk about things, do we really need to take a meta-perspective in which we talk about the hidden structures of consciousness which govern the ways that we talk about things?

Not at all, if you are not inclined towards such talk and the requisite homework it entails in Integral Theory and the domains of knowledge (structuralism, psychology, systems theory, etc.) which fall into your reading list if you start taking an Integral approach.

But let’s say you really have no choice. This means that you have found that your former worldview is Green (a.k.a. postmodern or First-Tier) and you have outgrown it. In order for you to maintain some semblance of psychological equilibrium, you must discover the new identity which is emerging within you. You have read some books or followed online discussions or spoken to friends and learned a secret: you are probably Teal (a.k.a. Yellow vMEME, Integral consciousness, Strategist ego-maturity, etc.) You’re pretty sure that’s not just wishful thinking or your worst nightmare coming true.

What do you do about it? You create a To Do List. Continue reading “Talking About Blue Magic”

Introducing the Bear-Yak Zodiac

The Mythos of the Third Wave

Imagine that you are a Zodiac beginning with Aries and ending with Pisces. You are defined by the Second Wave. You have a streak of duality at your core. At the Zero of the Common Era, you are given by the gods only 2,000 years for your Earthly reign, and then you must fade or allow yourself to be twisted into dark and evil ways to subvert humanity’s free will.

Now imagine that you are a Zodiac beginning with Bear and ending with Yak. You are defined by the Third Wave. You have triplicity or ternary numbers at your core. At the Zero of the Common Era, you are given by the gods only 3,000 years for your Earthly reign, but you must fight with the Zodiac of the Second Wave for domination.

The ensuing War of the Zodiacs is told in The Kalendar Series, and we will say little about it here. But we must explain why the Bear-Yak Zodiac is so little known in our day. Long after the War of the Zodiacs appeared to be over, a terrible disruption of the fabric of space and time destroyed the harmony which had been won at the Council of Nagoya. Thus the evil Ro succeeded in twisting the Aries-Pisces Zodiac into a dark menace.

Thrust into the Ro’s slavery, the Aries-Pisces erased the historic Peace Accord among the Zodiacs and sent the Animwaa of the Third Wave into a horrible jeopardy. They took the spotlight all to themselves and, upon the end of the Second Millennium, insisted upon remaining in the heavens past their expiration date. Now the fate of the Zodiacs rests in the hands of the human beings and Hanimwaa in the early 21st century, the period of History known as the Great Overturning. They must choose between Zodiacs.

You can choose the old ways of duality and conflict. Or you can evolve to a Zodiac which is grounded in a ternary numerology. Based in a Trinity, the Bear-Yak Zodiac is capable of exploiting the new harmony of Lingua-U and the rest of the Integral Magic™ system.

The Bear-Yak Zodiac is a Sky-Calendar which divides the night sky into 27 Houses which are described by the Consonants of Lingua-U. These also correspond to distinct constellations in the night sky which have been noticed in the archives of the Nagoya Accord in the 10th Century C.E., and which have been modified numerous times in the past ten centuries according to advances in astronomical observation and the political alliances of the Animwaa.

Each House of the New Zodiac is given one Sign, which is the constellation of the Consonant itself. The Consonant is symbolized by two different Animwaa (which may be considered Signs of a sort). These are the animals pictured in The Kalendar Series: Book One, The Black Stone, but with additions. Some of the Animwaa serve defined terms in the Kalendar, and then they yield to a successor. In this manner, the Animwaa which represent each Sign rotate over time in the heavens.

In the War of the Zodiacs, the 54 Animwaa arranged themselves into six distinct armies, one for each of six distinct regions of the night sky, each guarded by nine Animwaa. For this reason, the six-sided star represents the New Zodiac, immortalizing the six armies, one point for each army as follows:

Point 1. The Early Yang Point. The topmost point represents nine Animwaa:  Bear, Bat, Pig, Platypus, Viper, Vulture, Fish, Fox, and Panther.

Point 2. The Later Yang Point. The second point (upper-right) represents nine Animwaa:  Moth, Insect, Iguana, Deer, Dolphin, Tiger, Toad, Zebu, and Zebra.

Point 3. The Early Yin Point. The third point (lower-right) represents nine Animwaa: Spider, Swan, Sheep, Shark, Echidna, Elephant, Gecko, Gopher, and Kangaroo.

Point 4. The Later Yin Point.  The fourth point (bottommost) represents nine Animwaa:  Eagle, Quail, Squirrel, Opossum, Emu, Chicken, Chimpanzee, Giant Panda, and Jaguar.

Point 5. The Early You Point. The fifth point (lower-left) represents nine Animwaa: Mayfly, Mouse, Axolotl, Newt, Ant, Alligator, Wolf, Walrus, and Hyena.

Point 6. The Later You Point. The sixth point (upper-left) represents nine Animwaa: Horse, Whale, Wren, Rhinoceros, Rabbit, Octopus, Llama, Otter, and Yak.

These are the stars of the New Zodiac! Because we are simultaneously describing the letters of Lingua-U (for instance Bear and Bar represent B), much of what we say in this teaching will also shed light on the 27 Houses and 27 Signs (constellations) of the Bear-Yak. But we must pay special attention to the 54 Animwaa of the New Zodiac because these animals show us how Reality is aligned when the Sky-Calendar is divided into six, and then further divided into nine.

The Bear-Yak Zodiac is one of the truest expressions of the Third Wave, and each animal has something to teach us uniquely which helps us to understand the Triune Infinite. Stay tuned for future installments of this blog series to see the world in an entirely different way gifted to us by the War of the Zodiacs.

Lingua-U Alphabet: 0: B

LESSONSB, The Third Letter of Lingua-U, Is Linked To “Begin”, “Base”, “Big”, “Bang”, “Being”, and “Bear”.

What can we learn about the letter B in Lingua-U by studying the sound-meanings of common English words? Quite a bit, actually. More than enough to get us to several key generalizations that will help us to use B skillfully in Integral Magic.

Recall from our recent lessons regarding the number Zero that in Lingua-U every letter can be reduced to or substituted for a number. This process is called Gematria, after the similar Kabbalistic process which applies to the Hebrew language. Lingua-U’s Gematria applies to the letters of Lingua-U, which are based on the International Phonetic Alphabet, but the process is the same.

B is 000 (which = 0), just as Eɪ is 00 (which = 0), and Aɪ is 0. We know that Zero comes before other numbers, and before starts with B. We know that Zero is at the base or bottom of other numbers, and both base and bottom start with B. We know that counting begins with Zero, and begin starts with B. In the Kosmos, we associate beginnings with the Big Bang, and both Big and Bang begin with B.

Think about it. Lingua-U is on to something. These associations are not random chance, but part of the design of the meta-language which is intended to show that language, when arranged in the form of Lingua-U, imitates or mirrors Nature. If for some reason there is another arrangement of language which is a more perfect mirror of Nature, then Lingua-U is challenged. It would need to evolve or die, iterating to a Version 2.0 or whatever, or ceasing to best fulfill its aspiration.

Continue reading “Lingua-U Alphabet: 0: B”

Miscellaneous Notes Regarding Lingua-U: Waves, Zero, Numerology, Sound-Meanings

LESSONSWe qualify all our remarks about Lingua-U by noting that they apply to the Third Wave. In the Integral Magic™ system worldviews are assigned to a Wave according to the numerological insights which govern their most fundamental assumptions. In our day, most worldviews resonate at the Second Wave or some combination of the Second and Third Waves.

Only Integral Magic makes Wave a defining characteristic of a worldview, however, and so it is the first fully Third Wave worldview. It is the first worldview to operate with an explicit numerological bias which is ternary in nature. In contrast, the dominant Second Wave worldviews operate with an implicit dualism which is rarely brought into awareness, let alone challenged.

Waves are a way of talking about number bases and how worldviews are grounded implicitly or explicitly in them. In the Third Wave, worldviews may be analyzed for their numerological bias by asking:  Do they make unary thought primary? Do they make dualism primary? Do they make ternary thought primary?

In ternary thought, there are three digits: 0, 1, and 2. Letters in a ternary language (such as Lingua-U) may be reduced to these digits through Gematria, which allows us to see Number and Letter as fundamentally similar constructs which are part of a Triune whole.

Lingua-U allows 0 to be represented by one Primary Vowel (Aɪ as 0), one Secondary Vowel (Eɪ as 00), and one consonant (B as 000). The characteristics of these three letters are then “absorbed by” or “ascribed to” Zero. We have previously seen that Zero is linked to rightness, lightness, silence, time, and why. Then we saw that it is linked to creativity, nature, places, making, taking, and the changing of states. In our next lesson, we will see that Zero is also linked to bigness, bangs, bodies, bottoms, and backward directions.

But what do we mean when we speak of sound-meanings? There is a technical definition which is very comprehensive. For the letter B, it goes like this: the definition for the sound meaning of B is {THE SUM OF ALL /b/ SOUND-MEANINGS FOR EVERY /b/ USE IN EVERY LANGUAGE, PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE}.

Such a comprehensive definition is unobtainable in practice, though fortunately a good working definition is obtainable for Lingua-U Prototype 1.0, which is this: {THE SUM OF ALL /b/ SOUND-MEANINGS FOR EVERY /b/ USE IN THE 500 MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORDS IN ENGLISH}. Note: Owing to the paucity of English words for some Lingua-U letters, non-English words or less common English words may be needed to generate a rough working definition for some sound-meanings.

So when we are talking about the number Zero, there is no sound-meaning to speak of. However, by Gematria we know that 0 = Aɪ OR Eɪ OR B. Thus, the Zero, the ultimate symbol of nothingness, is far from an empty signifier to Lingua-U. Indeed, it is bountiful in its symbolic linkages to Space, Bases, Bottoms, Backs, Aims, Aces, Creativity, Creation, Making, Light, Right, Bright, and “I”.

If you want to know how the worldview of Lingua-U is different from the mainstream sensibility, then start by looking at how they talk about the number Zero. Do they represent nothingness with utterly nothing? Is there no word, no letter, for representing Zero? Or is it the Ace of Spaces, the centerpoint of Creativity, the Initiating Principle?

Although anyone fluent in multiple languages may be skeptical that one can rely on only one language for a working definition of /b/, in fact our phonosemantic analysis operates just fine in one language for the time being. This is because we are talking about sound-meanings, which have to do with the method of pronunciation of sounds, which is a proven cross-cultural universal. (Thus explosiveness is a sound-meaning of /b/, not just because it inaugurates BANG! and BOOM! and BASH!, but because it is literally formed through a labial explosion.) We are not talking about reference, which is a separate but linked process of meaning-making which is NOT a cross-cultural universal.

What we are doing in defining the letters of Lingua-U is, put simply, storytelling about the processes of speech pronunciation. Speech pronunciation, it just so happens, is actually amazingly important because it is where a “magical” process of trans-linguistic meaning is discovered, utilized, and made into an object of power and beauty.

As we will see tomorrow when we look at the letter B in its use in the 500 most common words in English, B’s sound-meaning is not arbitrary. It is extremely bold, brash, and big. How could it not be, considering that its sound is produced kinesthetically by producing the biggest explosion possible for the mouth?

While certainly there are Radical Postmodern Linguistic Relativists sitting in ivory towers who would insist that the letter B could just as easily be associated with whispers as with sounds that go BOOM!, in fact language just doesn’t work that way. It does not conform to the Relativist’s theory, and it certainly does not have to.

Lingua-U does not just describe the way that language works, although it does, it also sets the bar for future linguistic evolution. Lingua-U tells us the way that language’s sound-meanings *ought to* work and interrelate if they are working well and capturing a large set of Reality as it has been described by numerous languages.

Make no mistake! Languages which do not include all of the sound-meanings of the 39 letters of Lingua-U are simply inadequate for conveying meaning in the 21st Century and for the next 1,000 years to come. Our languages must be at least as rich as the Lingua-U, and if they are not, then they need to be complemented by Lingua-U or by learning additional languages. I can speak of such things because I know all 39 letters of Lingua-U and they each have an indispensable role for conveying Wisdom, Magic, and Meta-Meaning.

(Meaning can be translated, words substituted; meta-meaning requires a Big Picture such as that given by Lingua-U … and Lingua-U is not conceivable with anything less than 39 letters. Every letter is important, indispensable, and rich in Wisdom, Magic, and Meta-Meaning.)

If a sound has been cataloged by the International Phonetic Association, it is somewhere on the IPA Vowel Chart or IPA Consonant Chart. The letters of Lingua-U include most of the sound-meanings common in English, the Romance languages, Chinese, and other widely spoken languages.

When a sound falls through the cracks (because there are only 39 letters in Lingua-U), the sound is not ignored. Instead, the sound is said to be included in the range of sound-meanings given to the letter which is its best fit. There are many ways of pronouncing rhotic sounds, so Lingua-U’s R must serve to include a range of less common sounds.

Thus there is not only one correct way to pronounce R in Lingua-U, but many acceptable ways. In Prototype 1.0, there is a standard way – in the case of R, it is pronounced as in American English. Once this standard is learned, there is room for additional pronunciations to be learned and explored in future versions of the meta-language.

But first things first. We begin with learning each of the 39 letters. Tomorrow we will finish our look at Zero by examining the first consonant, B.

Lingua-U Alphabet: 0: Eɪ

LESSONSEɪ, The Second Letter of Lingua-U, Is Linked To “Space”, “Nature”, “Creating”, “Making”, and “Changing” 

Now that you’ve learned the first letter of Lingua-U, Aɪ, turn to the second letter of the alphabet: Eɪ. Aɪ is a Primary Vowel – meaning that it’s one of only three vowels with special significance and unique phonetic features. Secondary Vowels such as Eɪ are a bit less important, but they are essential for forming most words.

Eɪ is the first Secondary Vowel and it actually shares the same numerical value as Aɪ. Both are assigned the value of Zero, Aɪ standing for 0, and Eɪ standing for 00 (which is 0 + 0, and therefore it reduces to 0). This fact is important to Gematria, which is a Lingua-U term borrowed from Kabbala, where it also refers to the ability to compute numerical value of words.

So if you take a simple English word such as “Aim”, you can spell it in Lingua-U simply by recording its phonetic pronunciation as Eɪm, which is the letter Eɪ plus the letter M. Substitute 0 for Eɪ and substitute 18 for M (see the chart at “Introducing the Principles and Alphabet of Lingua-U” for the values). Then add 0 and 18 together and you get the numerical value of the English word “Aim”.

Did you notice that any time the vowel Eɪ appears in a word, it is swapped for Zero, so it is like nothing. Well it happens, not coincidentally, that there is an Element assigned to Eɪ in the New Kosmology (a.k.a. the New Map of the Heavens). This Element is Space, which is empty. It makes sense for emptiness to be depicted by the Eɪ letter in ways which you will discover once you begin to investigate the numerical equivalencies of some common words.

Today we continue our study of the Lingua-U Alphabet by way of a study of the 500 most commonly used words of the English language. (As previously noted, our source for our investigation is the publication “Top 1000 Words” which analyzed works of literature in the English language.)

We are currently looking at the sound-meanings of the letters Aɪ, Eɪ, and B in Lingua-U. We do this as storytellers, not just linguists. We research the overlapping patterns to be found in this particular subset of words, and then tell a story which helps to make sense of the sound-meaning broadly speaking. Continue reading “Lingua-U Alphabet: 0: Eɪ”