The voice is the voice of the body, emanating from the throat. The mind has its own voice, which does not speak in words. The voice of the mind speaks intention, and is a function of Spirit, in the way that language is a function of vocal chords. Spirit is the mind vibrating light, and its breath is drawn from the heavens, the atmosphere of this planet its chamber of lung.

God too has a voice, one which a human being can never imitate. But we can listen, and we can discern its meaning.

Meaning is made by rhythm as much as by discrete units of semantic information, words and phrases. To the voice of the body its rhythm is a cadence of speech, and a tone, and for the voice of the mind this rhythm occurs instead over days and weeks and years, in short, in larger cycles, extended temporal cycles, rather than the cycle of vibrating vocal chords moving through breaths.

All voice is rhythm and discrete units of semantic information. All communication is the exchange of semantic information, morse code, molecular and chemical interactions, bird calls, microprocessors, cellular reproduction, they all convey semantic information. And so do transcendent voices make the passage as the exchange of semantic and semiotic information, on a more extended time scale: the semantic information exchanged in the case of mind comes in the form of willednesses, and for God the form of singularities.

So what should we call this new category which is a kind of voiceness? Where what we normally call voice is only bodily voice, and there are many others which exist in nature and also in a supernatural realm. You’ve already heard me speak of the form a voice of the mind and a voice of Spirit might take, reasoning that it would be constituted by the exchange of semantic information of a subtler sort, which occurs only in the realm of human subjectivity. What should we call this higher category? — I didn’t know the answer when I started writing that last sentence, I always figure if I can’t figure it out after posing the question, then I can just end the entry there, as if the question itself were some kind of insight or open-ended conclusion. If the answer follows naturally you just keep going. And here as usual this long rhetorical question answers itself: let us just refer to this higher category as a voiceness for now.

Through a voiceness a person can go beyond themself. Through a voiceness meaning can transcend.


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