Informed Understanding

Informed_Understanding_intro_banner_small.pngThe information age dawned some thirty years ago with the prospect of the World Wide Web.  Prior to this, Newspaper Syndicates, Academic Institutions, and the Entertainment Industry have inundated the world with the comings-and-goings of facts, pop culture, and true-story occurrences.  While everything known of our existence and present society has been preserved in written form or oral tradition, not everything has been absorbed by everyone in society, and even if such were the case, isn’t always applied to our lives.  Knowledge is a precious thing, and should not be left to define the future of our economy, or new technological advancement.  What we know should elevate our actions, and define our culture with greater moral articulation.

Information

The composition of facts, experiences, and preferences; this is merely the surface-level shared communication society has utilized in order to better process a multiculturally complex world. Included is the concentrically-largest group of information of the three levels.  From Newspaper articles, academic journals, and the B.A. Thesis to the social media blogs, Sci-fi novels, and Youtube video tutorials – the sources of informing is exceedingly vast.  The validity of the wide span of sources is another matter entirely.  Our generation is now very accustomed to the Google search engine, Wikipedia source portal, and Facebook News feed. Even so, the intuitive nature of people inclines the pursuit of comical informing and insightful inspiration as much as intellectual consumption.  The grand privilege our generation presently enjoys is the extensively unrestrained access to it.

Knowledge

While the expression of knowledge, from formal to informal orientations, is certainly great, often it is accepted at the cost of qualitative consumption.  Newspapers are expected to deliver not only new cover page stories sandwiched into congested Sunday edition content, but daily editorial commentaries, sports updates, and opinion articles as well. Not often would, were a newspaper subscriber asked, give confirmation of reading the entirety of his subscribed content.  Often, information is rather seen as a convenience.  Knowledge, on the other hand, is consumed and considered, crewed and digested into practical operational awareness.  Following a college career, an IT student will attempt to apply for a career in the field he has been so well-informed of, and will utilize information encountered in a more practical way.  Information contemplated is another way of considering knowledge.  Universities anticipate graduated alumni to be able to refer back to informational textbooks and professor guidance, and employers expect on-the-job training to advise employees in the event of indecision.  Knowledge is stored in the mind, where as information may remain simply on the accessible sources.

Understanding

The combined collection of knowledge retained throughout the years of discovery and experience in our lives has led to the subconscious development of worldview, paradigm, and moral conscious.  Without mulled-over knowledge that has been allowed to be bounced off of through thousands over major and minor life situations, worldview development would not follow for substantial life conclusions, and nuanced individual perspectives. It is only through consumed information that has been allowed to ferment and augment our perspectives that character is allowed to develop.  Character then is perhaps the most complex higher-level cognition that may be proposed from a neurological standpoint. But character is best amidst the relaxed conversations, and level-headed interactions among people interrelationally.  It permits the visionary potential of entrepreneurs, small-business owners, novel writers, and film directions to catch the non-linear dynamic of life that generally permits much of the vitality and wonder in life. Understanding is the progressive development of knowledge over years of consideration and reflection.

As life progresses, individuals collect information, be it experiential social updates on friends/family, or empirical encounters in a zoological-tenured career. Since information is undeniably vast, every person alive presents, receives, and expresses information in a way that is unique to him or her. Not only is understanding the culmination of information in our culture, it also offers the greatest level of integrative and influential capacity.  Since information at this level is not new, but rather very familiar and stored somewhat actively in our minds, understanding is at the forefront of influence on higher-level decision-making.  While information may be at the greatest height it has ever been, it remains imperative that the qualitative intentionality of learning, and subsequent formation of worldview remain within our culture, and our race.  Without the development of strong moral character, and individually contemplated worldviews, our technology will begin to take over our way of life.

 

Rhema and Logos Word of God

Intro_banner.pngThere has been no shortage of reference in the last six months, for a frame of temporal reference, as to the amount of times I have heard the Bible, or written word, called “The Word of God”.  And I try as often as I can to insert all of the caveats that go along with the exclusivity of the Written, or “Logos” word being God’s Word alone.  Continue reading

Divine Frequencies

Divine frequency Cloud How does sound affect matter?  How does sound affect us?  How is the spoken words of God the creative force behind the universe we know today?

I had become aware of the science of cymatics a couple of years ago, and it (as all things not constantly maintained) fell to the back burner.  Well, when I recently revisited some consideration of the Genesis account of Creation, I remembered this fascinating field of the formation of shapes through sound.

It is fascinating indeed, as it isn’t just phonetic language, and music that affect us every day, but sound frequencies are at the very fundamental levels of the physical universe.  Whenever something moves, it produces a vibration, as it collides with other matter, whether it be gas, liquid, solid, or plasma.  And there are (thanks to some animals present among us) sound frequencies that are outside of our range of hearing.  So this realm of creation is a marvelous stop in our relational journey with God and His breath-taking creation.

What happened when God spoke the world into existence?  Certainly there was not physical matter made from non-physical sound vibrations.  Well, if Einsteins energy-to-matter equation is accurate (E=MC2), then we know that it is merely a force of some kind applied to energy that can change it to or from physical matter.  But I would also like to consider the formative nature of sound.  Cymatics visualizations have very consistently revealed distinct shapes associated with sound.  So sound reveals order, or it reveals chaos.  It could go much spiritually deeper than this, but let’s suffice it to say that there are good sounds, and there are bad sounds.

Cymatic experiments have revealed psychological as well as physiological responses in people, not surprisingly.  People are made of matter, and we have autonomous organs that create sounds all by themselves.  But it is interesting to consider that the rate of the human heart has been a benchmark for “good”, or “bad” sounds, resulting in psychological stress.  Sometimes stress is good, however, it is not the native rate for a heart to be 120 beats per minute (bpm).  A long day with a jackhammer, a full night of techno, or just a lot of running just fatigues us.  In the atmosphere, a storm forms when a cold front of air collides with a warm front of air.  They clash, heavy winds can develop, aggressive rainstorms, or tornadoes.  When the frequencies in our body collide with what is around us, we can experience resistance, just as we would hefting dumbbells away from our bodies and experience the stress of muscle fibers tearing.

But communicably, words can be associated with creation, if not at the beginning of a theistic creation scenario, certainly at least through the centuries of history, as people have bartered, negotiated, jeered, whispered, and cried.  Things just wouldn’t have gotten done without communication.  God knew this when He saw men attempting to build a Ziggurat structure into the heavens in Genesis 11.  He decided the wisest solution was to confuse the language so that they would not be able to carry out their plans in their own presumed omnipotence.  God knew communication shared in the context of relationship is powerful.  He had been doing it in the context of infinity before moment He choose to create the universe.  He had used some kind of communication to relate to the other persons of the trinity.  Perhaps was from the very words of the God fellowship that creation was conceived.  But there was undoubtedly a clear plan.

What kinds of effects does our phonetic sounds (or neural telepathic vibrations) have when they are released up to the creator?  Scripture is clear that God “breathed life” into man, at which point he became a living being.  Sound frequencies are the indication of structure and formation in our universe, and they are also a clear indication of free will, seeing as how sounds can represent a stressful chaos.

It is a fascinating notion to me – this non-physical energy in our universe that reflects structure and order, and it has only recently been discovered as a consistent part of our universe.  What more will we find empirically to reinforce structure in our universe?

On Language

Abstract of “On Language”

What is language? What is it’s purpose? What laws govern it? Do individuals learn language by “pragmatic” means, as a result to a social/applicational end? If so, what quality of vocab do they have? And what source do their definitions derive? What determines a good definition? What benefit to other languages contribute to a language? These questions concentrate focus on man’s understanding of the methodology of communication – the “vehicle” of interaction in society. Why are human definitions not absolute? And finally, what is Truth? Continue reading