divination


2 meanings of “spell”


Posted on Sep 2, 2009 in divination, history

One meaning of “spell” is the setting the sequence of letters in a word. A practical action of spelling words to make logical sense to a reader. The other meaning is a magical one, as in “to cast a spell.” It is interesting that in the case of runes and divination, one would “cast the stones” whereby the stones had the writing of runes upon them. Upon falling, the stones would indicate...

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Now who would be the long ago ancient people who were part of the process of creating the baybayin writing system? They were probably those who were already recognized for their previous contributions to the community. And it is also probable, that they were those who were recognized as sages who lived their wisdom every day, and who had innate knowledge and understanding of many things(kaalaman galing sa loob). Remember now, that...

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There is a small but growing number of Filipinos that believe that the symbols of the baybayin writing system have deeper meanings. It is not uncommon for letters, pictographs and symbols to have deep hidden meanings—even magical power, for cultures around the world have rich histories and stories connected to symbols, letters and written words. Other countries and cultures too have symbols and writing systems that were...

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To come to know the baybayin symbols’ deeper meanings, we will need to be aware of our tacit knowing. …a corporeal or postural schema gives us a practical and implicit notion of the relation between our body and things. In this way we experience presence which, in the pre-verbal period of early childhood is a situation seemingly without distance, one of immediacy. It is this aspect of perception, of presence in a world...

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