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The Esoteric Alphabet – Introduction part 12

Another problem websites have to address is the wide variety of quality, sizes and the variable browsers and other components across the world. One of the main problems is to do with pixels, dots that make up an image on a screen. It is a very different ball game than flowing ink on paper. Often type that looks good on paper looks squashed and blobby on a screen. There is also a psychological aspect to this. Because the best-looking web fonts are open and thin they help to stress the doctrinal notion that what you read on the internet is not authoritative.
The typeface favoured by newspapers, documents, books and other literature today is little changed from the letter designs used millennia ago in Rome and its provinces. The most prolific are “Times Roman” and “Times New Roman”. They both started life together as one, millennia ago but a modification was introduced in 1931. Stanley Morison a typographic consultant for Monotype gained a commission from the London Times newspaper to design a new type. Monotype draughtsman Victor Larden set to work refashioning the Roman letters into a sharper design which enabled the Times to squeeze more words on to a page. The new type was unveiled in the Times on 3rd October 1932 and named, “The Times’ New Roman”, changing to just the “Times” with subsequent familiarity. In the 1980s following legal squabbles brought about by trademark shenanigans both Microsoft and Apple altered the fonts slightly and gave us “Times New Roman” and “Times Roman” respectively. Perhaps it’s me but the Apple logo with a bite taken out of the apple doesn’t half bring to mind Snow White. Still, as anyone who has read In These Signs Conquer knows: Microsoft hasn’t got anything to crow about either.
Words are expressions of thoughts manifested
in a conventional form.
Other than their involvement with continuing the proliferation of Roman doctrine through its letters’ designs these later developments have very little impact on their original characters and motives. The letters of the Roman alphabet were designed and instigated under the influence and compulsion of a malicious and overpowering force of Darkness. What goes in comes out so imagine what horrors can be conceived through something so seemingly inconsequential as the little symbols we use to communicate. Again I must stress that the Darkness works through humans and these people are, other than a very few mainly in top positions, going to be entirely unaware of what it is they are serving. Unfortunately there are lots of ways to dance with the devil. I have already mentioned a few but as we have gone ‘corporate’ I thought I’d indicate some more of the dangers as applicable to large organisations and the people who work under them. Remember Eleanor Roosevelt’s words, “Ambition is pitiless”? There is a huge clue there and it says it all really. This of course applies to any transactions that encourage greed and selfishness.
In his Confessions, Saint Augustine gives a remarkable sense of what it must feel like to use the artificial memory, describing “the plains, and caves, and caverns of my memory, innumerable and innumerably full of innumerable kinds of things.” Augustine calls this an “innerplace, which is as yet no place,” and catalogues the images, knowledges, and experiences that exist there. “Over all these do I run, I fly; I dive on this side and that, as far as I can, and there is no end.
– Francis Yates, The Art of Memory (Chicago, 1966)
Dreaming With Intent
The ancient idea of all life being an illusion is true, but this dream has a purpose, and that is to achieve awareness. Ultimately everything will completely understand that it is everything else that there are really no divisions and every article of reincarnation will fade back into the void. For now, we are far from that and our race is bound to this collective cycle until we have proven that we are capable of assimilation or we are given up upon.
The process we have undertaken involves lessons of consideration, calculation, acceptance and elimination. We are equipped with everything we need to bring this about both internally and externally. These are described below in a two-dimensional diagram of a multi-dimensional concept. Our realm of existence is considered to be in the 3rd dimension. Using this plan we can determine on which plane of human experience the designers of our letters applied each one to.



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