posted on May, 11 2009 @ 06:47 AM
reply to post by KRISKALI777
Yes....the connections between symbolism, spirituality, worldy power, and knowledge in general seem almost self-evident...and yet when I try to wrap
my head around the conceptual nexus of these relationships, things get hazy...the exact nature and functions of symbols (both as signifiers of power
on earth and recepticles of more spiritual powers) seems simple on the surface and yet the more you ponder it the deeper the mystery gets...
Symbols, of any sort, serve at least seversl functions. One, they deliniste what is being symbolized and clarifythe often-hazy edges. Two, they allow
the symbolized topic to be manipulated within a larger conceptual space, and thus give power to the symbol-manipulator. Three, they point towards the
possibility of order within and thus increased knowledge of this newly-revealed larger conceptual space. All powerful juju, whether we are talking the
printing of greenbacks or the inscribing of the Seal of Solomon on virgin parchment.