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We need to remember and understand the indigenous worldview of our Philippine ancestors, and maybe even embrace it again. It was one where there was a respect for all of life because of the belief that all things had a soul and meaning. In order to understand the deeper meanings of Baybayin symbols and to accept that they are NOT just one-dimensional letters in an alphabet, we Filipinos need to rediscover in what ways our ancestors...

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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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Mga Susi sa Pagkataong Pilipino This blog means to explore the baybayin at the levels of symbolism. This is a subjective experience that also allows one to notice nuances and new things about the various Filipino words that they form. In my own lakaran(journey), the baybayin has given me gifts that can be described as healing with regards to my Filipino identity. It began in the 1980s, when I was studying and discovering student...

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For us western and westernized/colonized people, the concept that a symbol within an alphabet as having a deeper meaning may be beyond our usual understanding of what we considered to be the alphabet’s only purpose—to convey various sounds of language. In order to recognize that the Philippine baybayin symbols may in fact contain deeper meanings we have to become aware of how our Westernized thinking gets in the way of...

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