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Oct 12, 1996 12:14 PM
by Bee Brown
At 11:20 PM 11/10/96 -0400, you wrote: >> I found the General Semantic Institute's >> web page and I am also reading the book by the father to G-S Alfred >> Korzybski, Science and Sanity, published in 1933. It is not too hard to read >> and it sure does throw much light on the way we communicate.He was an >> engineer and mathmatician who was concerned about the confused thinking this >> world shows and some of his theories are very good. One of it's main themes >> is non-identity and that the map is not the territory. I have also found >> their g-s discussion list and I have learned a lot about the way I identify >> with words and symbols that actually have no factual reality and get annoyed >> with things people say mainly because I have chosen to identify certain >> emotions with those words. Talking about spiritual things can get into >> difficulty because we abstract from an esoteric fact and end up with our own >> preferences attached to the symbol we have used to express our >> interpretation of that fact. I have found g-s, so far, to hold many >> similarities to Buddhist precepts e.g detachment, etc. > >Sounds very interesting. >Could you please give a reference to the web page you've mentioned? > >Thanks, >Max > Hi Max, Here is the URL www.newciv.org/worldtrans/ Some of the bigshots on the g-s discussion list aren't keen on persons like us on their list but fortunately the rest are fine. I lurk as I have been in hot water by mentioning Vitvan whose writings got me interested in g-s. Before that I didn't know g-s existed. They seem to think that persons into philosophy, theology, theosophy & mataphysics are not scientific enough for them. I want to find out about g-s but I don't need to talk to the grumps. Cheers Bee Brown Member Theosophy NZ, TI. Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get.