Blog # 12
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 spirituality, a departure from the orderly chronological progression of my story’s medical events, I realized additional spiritual entries would defer covering the origin of the anatomic term zygoma, the origin of alphabetic A , and the origin of vowels , all of which I considered paramount, so I returned to the story’s sequence with entry’s 9,10, and 11 but couldn’t go further no matter how hard I tried. I reread my blog site a dozen times trying to make the next entry when Atlas , I discovered in blog entry # 6, “The Coming Out” , one of the last reasons I was able to publicly proclaim my faith was a dream which erased lingering periodic uncertainty of God. I didn’t reveal the dream then because I had no proof of the dream’s meaning, just intuition, and I had not yet shown the enormous evidence of the validity of my zygoma story’s intuition in similar circumstance. While trying to decide what to do , I pulled up notes of the recorded dream which convinced me to enter it now, despite insufficient “proof” of my conclusions. That accepted, “ completion” comes next. Once again my direction changed , my impasse removed, and the chronologic sequence of my story interrupted.
I see the LI O HT! (1)
Before bed, 1:30 AM , I thumbed the Bible stopping in Joshua , first verse. After Moses death, the Lord spoke unto Joshua, Moses’ minister and told him to lead his people across the Jordan and take the land He promised them on the other side. God said don’t be afraid, be BOLD and STRONG, I will be with you and you will take the land.
I fell asleep after the first verse but awoke completing a dream about researching zygoma. With the help of a young librarian with card catalogues,a tall goofy “professor type” with long hair came up wanting to know all about my interest in such a peculiar word. Overcome with enthusiasm , he could hardly control himself, and his eagerness to know what I discovered. I was reluctant to share my work with him , not only about zygoma but about the first letter of the alphabet, vowel origins, the AHHMM sound, ( the forced vibratory exhalation of air during spiritual meditation , a chant ) and Yahweh.
With my eyes still closed, trying to make sense of the dream, I concluded I should take Joshua’s message and be Bold and STRONG and shed my fear of telling others my findings and risk losing credit for my discoveries.
I sensed the professor’s excitement was due the truthfulness of my discoveries and their helping him in some way. The dream convinced me to share with others seeking truth . Here is what I revealed.
I have stumbled on a very old word , Zygoma,
An even older word YOKE.
An even older word BAR, the oldest Greek word for Yoke.
An even older pictograph of OXEN’S HEADS connected with a Bar, yoked together
Yoke is one of man’s first words, meaning to join, connect, union, come together, tie, wed, a pair, hold, bind, etc giving birth to three pages of usages and cognates outlined in the twenty- three volume Oxford English Dictionary.
As proof of the word yoke’s age consider the following :
A yoke is one of man’s first implements, used in the domestication of animals, allowing man to plough and feed more than just his own family, enabling others do more specialized tasks ultimately allowing for division of labor and stimulus of the birth of civilization and development of writing.
A, the first letter of virtually every alphabet is thought related to OX according to language scholars. Alpha, the Greek name for A , Aleph the Hebrew name for A and Alif the Arabic name for A , all mean OX.
I believe ( A ) is more than just “related” to ox but more correctly represents an Oxen yoke, not just the OX.
Yokes existed before alphabetic writing, present in the oldest Egyptian pictographs as bars connecting the horns of oxen.(pic)
Greeks, who were the first people to write the vowels of words chose (A) for their first vowel. ( A ) represented a yoke. They made ( A ), a yoke of grammar, a vowel, a letter connecting two consonants!
Vowels in Phoenician , Hieroglyphics, Cuneiform, Hebrew & Arabic were not written.
Vowels, I propose, originally had no meaning other than to indicate a connector, a yoke, therefore there would be no reason to write them.
This explains the need for the two classifications of letters, consonant and vowels; one for meaning, one for connection, together a syllable., the building blocks of syllabic language , older than alphabetic.
To repeat my theory, (A ) the first letter of our alphabet is related to oxen because it is the symbol for an Oxen yoke! ( V ) is the Phoenician symbol for an ox head. When a horizontal bar across the middle was added it became a symbol for a yoke of oxen.
When rotated 180 degrees it became the phonetic alphabetic ( A ).
The documentary evidence and evolution of the above will be presented later under the development of the Alphabet.
For “ completion “, I have no such proof as I do for the above ! Completion is intuitive. Never the less, having found one of our earliest written words, yoke, prompted me to look deeper for words that existed, before writing, even to man’s first sounds ; sounds most essential for man’s primitive needs. Things immediate. Proximate. The sun, moon, stars, rain, water. A sound for finger, nose, eye, ear, toe etc. Words for parts seen and felt, always present would have come first and can be MAPS to evolved later words.
As It turns out, Gross Anatomy, can provide clues to our earliest vocabulary and word sounds, i.e. zygoma!
Another important reliable source for word origins is the Bible. One of man’s first written words was God’s name, I Am .
In Exodus 2:13 Moses asked God who shall I tell our people they are to leave Egypt to return to the promise land? God replied “ tell them I Am sent you “. I Am , one of the oldest sentences on record : the sound of ( I ) and the sound of ( A ) (M ) .
I’m persuaded the AM phonetically sounded like the syllable , Ahhhh mmmmm (AOM) or (AUM) because its the sound of the most ancient spiritual chants of the Hebrew free masons as well as all the venerated traditions of the Orient’s spiritual cultures and because I have been shown to believe it , ( I AM ) is actually the origin of the word we all acknowledge as the name of the solitary God of the Hebrews , Yahweh.
I AM is the most holy name for the Hebrew God, YahWeh . I AM and Yahweh are one and the same!. Yahweh means I AM ! I Am is the Hebrew name Yahweh.
Written without vowels, as customary in Hebrew, Yahwey would be, YHWH, the tetragrammaton. It was considered so Holy it was rarely spoken; Lord or Elohim were substituted.
I believe the Y of YahWeh, (Ya) represented ( I ) ( eye) , of I AM and the (A) , the oral sound for yoke , (Ahhh) and ( M ), somehow, the WEH .
Considering the biblical quote, John 14:6 ,
God says I am the way , the truth and the life, frequently stated I am the way, the truth and the light , the light which allows us to ” see”. It convinced me that the
(I) , (the eye) , represents the all seeing eye of God ,
“the providential eye” , always watching over us and Christ, the light of God, lights our way to God.
Christ is the yoke to God.
Christ is also the Word.
John 1: 1 ;
“In the beginning was the word , and the word was God and the Word was with God”.
I was drawn to join these thoughts with the AHHHMMM , (AUM ) , the spiritual chant which evokes the calming Peace of God, the peace which surpasses all understanding.
All these threads swirling around my mind, not the least of which, wanting the Word to be the first utterance to man, I AM, Yahweh , the light directing my zygoma path, the Word, the Way to God.
The Way of the second part of YAHWEY ! Thus, I AM the Way , Yahweh, who has just lighted the way for me to experience, the familiar profession ,“I see the light”!
To amuse you more as it did me with profound disbelief , it could be true,
I reflect back on my selecting the topic for this entry COMPLETION,
I SEE THE LIGHT and when I entered it, a typographical error occurred and I had spelled LIGHT, LI O HT which my presumptive mind interpreted as the sign O, being the providential eye of God, watching, guiding me down the lighted path to God confirming in my minds eye, I was on the right path.
Ha ha ha ha , I will laugh along with all of you who must think I’m nuts. So be it , I had to write it so I could move on with my story and tell you about my many other spontaneous encounters:
The Joneses, my 90 year old patients , Lois and John . She wore her Aramaic Diety medallion around her neck, and John taught me to Ahhhmmm .
Brenda of whom I first met wearing her allah ring while telling me about her experiences with synchronicity and providential 11:11, as William has taught me .
Maybe I’ll finally get back to Birmingham where I first encountered the patient with the fractured zygoma and my neighbor, the theologic scholar who taught me basics of Hebrew in a cram session at night while teaching students in London while on sabbatical leave from Samford, University. Its where I first began language development and saw the rosetta stone which Zygoma became for me. By the way his name was Dr. Joins!, one of the primary cognates of Yoke: To JOIN. Coincidental?
And, of course Ray, who sees rooms full of “ghost “and Ben frightened by Ghost dreams, but overnight once converted to God never had another Ghost dream.
Then there is Fausto’s augers, and the “Partner Restaurant” in Maryland, the one and only “Partner Restaurant” in the United States we encountered on an overnight trip to New York with intense discussion of my yoke infatuation. Partner is a major cognate of yoke! The restaurant’s sign logo was two hands joined as in a shake! We just happened to exit the Baltimore-Washington turnpike to find a place to have breakfast. The exit was a dead end road and only place on the road to eat! Perhaps one of the most coincidental occasions i’ve experienced.
Oh, I can,t leave out Vernon, my patient who freaked out with my mention of my Holy Cow and Hieroglyphics.
All and more to come of my meaningful coincidences I can,t wait to share since the way is lighted ,apparently as it has been , but not recognized completely till now, 2017 Hallaluya , Alleluia
Thanks be to God: 11:11 , the providential watchful eyes of the spirits.
Although I can’t prove but little of this, I can’t research it now, it will have to wait until my personal experiences which that have brought me soundly this far are in print.
Let me take you back where truth led me with zygoma with all of its unexplainable, unlikely, coincidences that after 40 years proved true .
Therefore, I’ll try not to digress further unless exceptional spiritual encounters intervene and not let me pass.
on to # 13 Back To ALABAMA 1972
(1) Notice the Light I typed, an O, symbol for eye , instead of a G, LIOHT happened and I was overwhelmed with the sensation it was providence, the light that let
my eye see
(2) Earliest letters were often rotated with different writing materials for ease of printing i.e. clay tablet and sharpened wedge stylus
such was case with ox representation , the V was rotated 180 degrees to become A , the rotated head with the later added diacritic line
(3) John 1:4 In him was the life: and the life was the Light of men
John 8:12 Jesus saying : I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life