1. Azoke

Azoke, a new word created to describe my forty year pursuit of the etymology of the anatomical term zygoma, which serendipitously led me to “a single truth”; a pre-med idea of mine that a life would be well spent if one could prove without doubt a single uncontested, irrefutable fact. Azoke is defined as ones search for their yoke to God. Zoke, another new word, is defined as the yoke which …

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2. Zygoma

Zygoma is the name for the arch of bone that protects the temple of the human skull. For fifteen years I doggedly pursued how the word zygoma began and evolved. It’s first use was as an anatomic term in the second century A.D. by Claudius Galen the famous Greek physician , father of anatomical terminology. Through the years …

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3. Zygoma Etymology

Zygon, from which zygoma is derived, is the common Greek word for yoke, one of man’s first words. The audible sound for the yoke concept existed even before the alphabet and writing. The first letter of the alphabet ‘A’, is a pictograph which represents an ancient oxen yoke, chosen to become the first grammatical implement of …

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4. Neon YHWH Encounter & Video

Today was just an ordinary day, June 19, 1990– until it happened. Out of the blue, with no warning, it came. During a shower while shampooing my hair, eyes closed, I lifted my head to wash away the soap when suddenly: lighted, florescent, translucent, bright red neon letters danced across my field of vision. From …

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5. Mitch’s Letter

Mitch’s Letter First Open Declaration On Apr 20, 2013, at 6:44 PM, Michael R. wrote: Hi Walter, My L5 collapsed several years ago…. now L4 has followed along. And next week or so they’re gonna zap my right kidney with sound waves to try to break up a new stone. Interesting the way one’s body …

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6. The Coming Out

    Entry#6 The Coming Out   The answer, as to how I am able to give public testimony of my faith just three years after the reservation expressed to Mitch in 2013 not to share my letter to anyone unless I should die and it be unpublished, has four parts. The first part is …

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7. Name Change Coincidence

Entry#7   Name Change Coincidence:   Insignificant as it must seem to others, the most recent coincidence occurred with the expected blog name Zygoma, my first and only choice for the title as I planned for the blog to mirror chronologically my journey’s search for the truth of an anatomical term, followed by a language-etymology …

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8. Azoke: a Coincidental Neologism

Azoke Origin: You won’t find azoke in your dictionary as it is a new word, a neologism created to describe my pursuit of zygoma’s provenance. The word azoke came to me in 2011 in Los Angeles while registering my youngest son in the University of California, light design program, at Cal Arts. We were staying …

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9. General Introduction

This is a true story how an error of anatomical terminology initiated my personal search for  truth in the confluence of medicine,language and spirituality. In the beginning the story was about the anatomical term zygoma; it became a story of the alphabet and man’s earliest words. It concludes with the spiritual revelation: a single truth …

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10. My Beginnings

As far back as I can remember I was searching for things and finding them. All kinds of things, four leaf clovers, keys rings, you name it, I could find it. My mother bragged on me so much I began thinking I had some special ability, so I wasn’t particularly surprised to find myself spending …

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11. A Facial Fracture – 1972 THE BEGINNING

Saturday on facial  trauma call at the University of Alabama , Birmingham is never dull. Today was no exception. I was expecting the transfer of a patient with a simple fracture of the Zygoma. When the patient arrived he had a fracture of the Zygomatic bone, an entirely different facial bone, one fraught with significant …

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12. COMPLETION

Blog # 12 COMPLETION ! Alleluya : Hallelujah I SEE THE LIOHT!   As often happened, the path I’ve followed was dictated by unforeseen circumstances which proved to be intended. Such is the case with , “completion” blog # 12 . Entry # 8, “a coincidental neologism” , required so much time due to its …

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13. Galen’s Zygoma – Video presentation to Brody School of Medicine

As you can see I didn’t return to the” beginning” in Alabama 1972 as I stated I would at the end of Blog # 12. Instead,  I decided to introduce a recent academic video presentation  to give readers an example of the detailed and sound ” scientific methodology ” that I’ve practiced  for most of …

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