Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Language is not an avenue to truth but a means to bind us into the world

Moines Tibetains Du Monastere De Schechen
Photograph by Matthieu Ricard*
Oral, storytelling cultures wield words in a very different way. For such folk traditions, language is not primarily a tool for getting at or figuring out the world, but more a way of binding oneself into the world.**

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** David Abrams from Jung Journal: Culture & Psyche, 7:1, 104-119
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