Philosophy, Psychology

Lost in Translation…

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How does the unseen communicate in the seen world?

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By way of the minute muscular movements

which are utilised in speech and gesture…

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That is, very badly.

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But why so very badly?

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Because, the unseen is largely unaware of this process;

only the most basic observations

are capable of communication

without the risk of misinterpretation;

and the unseen is also vague as to the precise nature

of its desire to communicate anything at all.

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Ultimately, that which is most important,

to the unseen, is utterly incommunicable.

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More generally, the seen world interprets

signals from the unseen in its own way,

and if the unseen world were actually seen in itself

even more divergences would, inevitably, arise.

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We see, and are seen, but through a glass darkly

as the familiar phrase has it…

 

 

 

 

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