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Importance of latin Language on psy activities

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posted on Aug, 18 2004 @ 03:09 PM
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Why is latin so important in paranormal issues, specifically in which concerns to ghost dealing situations? is just because it is a ancient language? a language from the same period when Christ was born? but everyone can learn latin. and how can a language influence a ritual ceremony?

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posted on Aug, 18 2004 @ 03:14 PM
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I think alot of it comes from the fact that so many languages are heavily influenced by Latin. French, Spanish, Portugese, Italian, etc, the list goes on. you can usually tell a Latin-based langauge by the way it rolls off your tongue. As for how it influences a ritual, I couldnt say, but being considerably old, from a time when alot of people couldn't read/write, it would have been the top choice for how to write out something you didn't want everyone reading.



posted on Aug, 18 2004 @ 03:14 PM
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Actually I don't know anything about the link of Latin and paranormal perhaps because the church uses Latin on exorcism. When I was growing up the Catholic mass was in latin but not now a days.

I am a Spanish teacher and the Latin language is considered a death language.

Some people study Latin because is the universal language used for medicine and in biology but it is not really necessary unless you become a specialist on Latin interpretation.



posted on Aug, 18 2004 @ 03:56 PM
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I've been learning Latin at my school for 5 years now and I can read original texts using a dictionary. I think Latin is a very elegant language, you can compress a lot of information in a small sentence and it is very systematic.

I think the main reason why people link Latin and the paranormal is because of the catholic church and the fact that Latin was the scientific language of the middle ages, where it was also used for alchemy and metaphysical texts.



posted on Aug, 18 2004 @ 04:14 PM
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Originally posted by amantine
I've been learning Latin at my school for 5 years now and I can read original texts using a dictionary. I think Latin is a very elegant language, you can compress a lot of information in a small sentence and it is very systematic.


I completly agree with you. i also studied latin, i found very easy to read some texts from a latin later age, when latin give its place to portuguese, italian, romanian, french, spanish (mainly, but there are other latin-based kinds of speech). And i also think that it is a very elegant language, with a much more easy phonografy than any of its "children". For instance, portuguese (my "home" language), it is considered an hard language to be learned, due to its grammar structure and the sound of the words.

However, it sounds quite strange to think latin as a mystical language, precisely because it was used by commun people all over the roman empire (whit some differences from a region to another, of course). That was used by everyone, even though they couldn't read. I think, otherwise, that it is being used nowadays because it is now that there are just a few that can understand it, creating that mystical field around it.

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posted on Aug, 18 2004 @ 06:27 PM
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Originally posted by Falkner
Why is latin so important in paranormal issues, specifically in which concerns to ghost dealing situations? is just because it is a ancient language? a language from the same period when Christ was born? but everyone can learn latin. and how can a language influence a ritual ceremony?


I gather you were raised in Europe or America, and have only been exposed to Latin in the use of sacred rituals?

In the East, particularly in India, however, it's Sanskrit that is used to drive out ghosts, to perform rituals etc.

It's not the language itself that influences the ritual ceremony, it's the sounds they produce, which has a certain effect (that's why there are mantras, and that's why people recite them)



posted on Aug, 18 2004 @ 08:34 PM
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posted on Aug, 18 2004 @ 08:34 PM
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Originally posted by bhagavadgita

It's not the language itself that influences the ritual ceremony, it's the sounds they produce, which has a certain effect (that's why there are mantras, and that's why people recite them)


hi there. you're correct. i was born in europe, and you're quite right when you say i was exposed to latin in a sacred rituals ways (and they haven't been many
, but mostly in church, just with prays).

But aren't the mantras used as a kind of "shortcut" to induce to a determined mental stage? people doesn´t use them to induce theirselves? or does it has not only an inside a person effect, but also can affect directly the surrounding "ambience"?


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posted on Aug, 18 2004 @ 09:49 PM
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However, it sounds quite strange to think latin as a mystical language, precisely because it was used by commun people all over the roman empire (whit some differences from a region to another, of course). That was used by everyone, even though they couldn't read. I

Maybe that's why... because it was a language spoken by most of humanity in that time period. Or it just sounds neat... I really dont know.



posted on Aug, 18 2004 @ 10:02 PM
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I think it just creates that "mood' which allows us to more readily tap into that specific part of our brain..
Kinda like how seances have the lights turned down low, with candles in the middle..

At least thats my opinion.



posted on Aug, 19 2004 @ 09:56 PM
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Originally posted by Falkner

Originally posted by bhagavadgita

It's not the language itself that influences the ritual ceremony, it's the sounds they produce, which has a certain effect (that's why there are mantras, and that's why people recite them)


hi there. you're correct. i was born in europe, and you're quite right when you say i was exposed to latin in a sacred rituals ways (and they haven't been many
, but mostly in church, just with prays).

But aren't the mantras used as a kind of "shortcut" to induce to a determined mental stage? people doesn´t use them to induce theirselves? or does it has not only an inside a person effect, but also can affect directly the surrounding "ambience"?


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No, what you're talking about seems to be mantra yoga. There's a different type of effect mantras can have, which is EXTERNAL. Recitation of mantras can cause a wide variety of effects, depending upon what the mantra is for. There are mantras to kill people, to have fame and fortune, to levitate, to curse someone, or whatever.



posted on Aug, 21 2004 @ 02:00 AM
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Originally posted by bhagavadgita

Originally posted by Falkner

Originally posted by bhagavadgita

It's not the language itself that influences the ritual ceremony, it's the sounds they produce, which has a certain effect (that's why there are mantras, and that's why people recite them)


hi there. you're correct. i was born in europe, and you're quite right when you say i was exposed to latin in a sacred rituals ways (and they haven't been many
, but mostly in church, just with prays).

But aren't the mantras used as a kind of "shortcut" to induce to a determined mental stage? people doesn´t use them to induce theirselves? or does it has not only an inside a person effect, but also can affect directly the surrounding "ambience"?


[edit on 18-8-2004 by Falkner]


No, what you're talking about seems to be mantra yoga. There's a different type of effect mantras can have, which is EXTERNAL. Recitation of mantras can cause a wide variety of effects, depending upon what the mantra is for. There are mantras to kill people, to have fame and fortune, to levitate, to curse someone, or whatever.


How exactly did you obtain this information, could you please u2u me the mantra for fame and fortune, maybe the levitation one too, that sounds sweet. Thanks in advance.



posted on Aug, 21 2004 @ 02:08 AM
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Originally posted by bhagavadgita

Originally posted by Falkner

Originally posted by bhagavadgita

It's not the language itself that influences the ritual ceremony, it's the sounds they produce, which has a certain effect (that's why there are mantras, and that's why people recite them)


hi there. you're correct. i was born in europe, and you're quite right when you say i was exposed to latin in a sacred rituals ways (and they haven't been many
, but mostly in church, just with prays).

But aren't the mantras used as a kind of "shortcut" to induce to a determined mental stage? people doesn´t use them to induce theirselves? or does it has not only an inside a person effect, but also can affect directly the surrounding "ambience"?


[edit on 18-8-2004 by Falkner]


No, what you're talking about seems to be mantra yoga. There's a different type of effect mantras can have, which is EXTERNAL. Recitation of mantras can cause a wide variety of effects, depending upon what the mantra is for. There are mantras to kill people, to have fame and fortune, to levitate, to curse someone, or whatever.


How exactly did you obtain this information, could you please u2u me the mantra for fame and fortune, maybe the levitation one too, that sounds sweet. Thanks in advance.




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