Today, words are cheap. Words have lost their power when nuance is constantly sacrificed for expediency in text messages and tweets, and vulgarity is rampant. Perhaps it’s time to reevaluate and reclaim the power of language. My friend Laurel Airica has spent a lifetime exploring the power, potential and pitfalls inherent in language. Her work, known as WordMagic, is intended to “…unravel mass hypnosis and elevate the frequency of consciousness.” I hope you’ll enjoy Laurel’s introduction to WordMagic and WordPlay. Please let her know what you think—I’m sure she would be delighted to hear from you!
© 2020 Laurel Airica M.A., Ph.K, V/E˚
Blazing the Trail to a New Word Ardor
WordPlay with Global RePercussions
“There can be no doubt that distrust of words is less harmful than unwarranted trust in them. Besides, to distrust words, and indict them for the horrors that might slumber unobtrusively within them — isn’t this, after all, the true vocation of the intellectual?” Vaslav Havel
Through a lifetime of playing with English language symbols and sounds, I developed an understanding –– and a body of work –– that I call, WordMagic Global: WordPlay That Unravels Mass Hypnosis and Elevates the Frequency of Consciousness.
WordMagic Global offers a mind-bending, paradigm-shifting re-introduction to English that brings to light the ‘hidden’ philosophy in puns and the alphabet. By revealing the Secret Spells of the English Language with ‘witch’ we write our own Life Sentences, and the Sacred PathWords pointing toward our liberation, my work shows in verse and prose how young and old around the globe can collectively, creatively and quite rapidly Take Command of the English Language and upgrade it to facilitate our essential evolution from humankind to HumanKindness.
Why Play with Words at a Time Like This? ‘In the Beginning there was the Word’ –– so, words should be our first and foremost consideration, not an afterthought as they are for most people. For words in large part shape our THOUGHTS, and thoughts are what shape our actions.
We are instruments of language-based thought-forms that seize hold of us –– as their voices, arms and legs. Beyond the intentional manipulation of consciousness through the slow-guns of slogans, there is an inherent agenda in English at the level of symbol and sound, which propagates itself as we speak and write. Thus, as we become more aware of it –– in large part through wordplay –– we can Heal the WORD to Heal the WORLD.
Cleaning up the mostly unseen/unheard yet all-pervasive toxicity in the English language, –– which is the leading software of the Western mind –– is a massive task that can only be accomplished as a highly intentional collective endeavor. Yet, through a Literary Lotto incentivized with the Prophet/profit motive, it can rapidly accelerate awakenings globally.
Together, we can quite literally Use the Word for the World’s ReCreation to help humanity return to a state of harmony with Mother Nature –– from which we all derive and on which we all depend. For as psychedelic philosopher Terrence McKenna so wisely opined, “I somehow think that the forced evolution of language is how we’re going to work our way back into taking care of our planet.” It is also of value to become aware of and reflect upon the implicit messages pre-written into some English words that reflect our innate wisdom, as, for instance, when we see that there can be no PLAN ET without Plants.
Through our awakening to and creative evolution of the English language, we can –– in concert with each other –– become instruments of higher thought forms that are WRapped in verbal beauty and can express our divinity exquisitely.
“What really has to change more than anything else is how [people] view the world and their own place in it.” Lynne McTaggart
“We need a new, neutral vocabulary that helps us embrace the deep truths of our existence as human-to-human without the judgments. … I believe it gives us the evolutionary edge that we’ve never had –– not just to survive but to transcend and thrive in the new world that’s emerging.” Gregg Braden
“There are millions of tongues in the world given to useless, idle and destructive gossip. If all this energy could be turned into a torrent of truth, all the sick would be healed, the kingdom of God would be established on Earth, and the greatest era of peace, prosperity, and progress would be manifest that the world has ever known.” Rev. Glen Hayden