"The real secret of magic is that the world is made of words,
and that if you know the words that the world is made of, you can make of it whatever you wish." ~ Terence Mc Kenna
(Rob Brezsny says...)
''Here's my version of that hypothesis: What world you end up living in
depends at least in part on your use of language.
Do you want to move and breathe amidst infertile chaos where nothing
makes sense and no one really loves anyone? Then speak with
unconscious carelessness, expressing yourself lazily. Constantly
materialize and entertain angry thoughts in the privacy of your own
imagination, beaming silent curses out into eternity.
Or would you prefer to live in a realm that's rich with fluid epiphanies and
intriguing coincidences and mysterious harmonies?
Then be discerning and
inventive in how you speak, primed to name the unexpected codes that
are always being born right in front of your eyes. Turn your imagination
into an ebullient laboratory where the somethings you create out of
nothings are tinctured with the secret light you see in your dreams of