That Elevates the Amperage on the English Language
WordMagic is a revolutionary perspective on the power of The Word that can help us to develop a kinder, more literate world. Focusing on puns and the ‘cymbals’ of the alphabet, WordMagic reveals the Secret Spells of the English Language through which we write our own life sentences. It also shows, in verse and prose, how young and old around the globe can take command of the language by collectively evolving a new language of the heart that inspires the best in us all.
Though this concept of upgrading English may sound both unusual and impossible, it turns out that it isn't at all. Confucius is said to have said in 2500 BC that the first thing he would do if given charge of the administration of a country would be to correct the language. In Analects 13.3, he explains what happens when what is said is not what is meant.
And in the 20th Century, Orwell pointed out that politics corrupts language and language, once corrupted, has corrupting real world influence. Similarly, the third guideline in the mysterious Georgia Guide Stones, known as America's Stonehenge, calls for us to "Unite humanity with a living new language." Please see my article on 'The Language of the Birds' to get a sense of the possibilities I foresee.
The WordMagic vision includes curriculum, books, CDs, videos, live performances and a multitude of point-of-purchase products—all geared to different age groups—that will communicate positive, insightful and liberating messages in ways that educate and entertain simultaneously. Many of the WordMagic components have been created but not produced. And they're just the beginning of what we can do together. Your own creative explorations and contribution will be essential to the success of this endeavor.
The WordMagic vision also includes a plan that uses the “prophet motive” to encourage people everywhere to open to “the still, small voice within” in order to receive and share new words, idioms and aphorisms—of the caliber of “random acts of kindness.” For as Henry Miller wrote:
“Everyone, when they get quiet, when they become desperately honest with themselves, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source. There is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, only to discover what is already there.”
We can market the best of these phrases in a variety of forms to promote greater harmony between people and to profit the 'prophet' who first received the message. We can publish newly minted words resonant with wisdom, love and beauty in the One World Dictionary of the New Anglish Language. And we can create WordMagic rap contests that challenge and profit young verbal gymnasts to use their word-wizardry to rouse their peers to greatness.
It will take a collective effort to fully manifest this vision. Various forms of support to facilitate a targeted, sequenced rollout of the many WordMagic components are thus being sought from those who are aware that The Word still has the power to reCreate The World we want to leave our children’s children.
WordPlay That Puts a New Spin on the Whirled!
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