Is Nonsense Necessary to Make Sense of Society?

By Ira Seidenstein

June 16, 2020

Is Nonsense Necessary to Make Sense of Society?

I think that nonsense is a necessary part of the human mind. It is not something likely to be provable. Provable generally tends to mean – scientifically provable.
But the social sciences are soft sciences that involve one’s perception.
Hard science claims that perception and the personal are not part of the science.
Quantum Physics seems to have a different acceptance that one’s perspective dictates conclusions.
Here is a video about traditional Chinese medicine that is notably as much an art as it is a science.
TCM today is not actually the original indigenous form of traditional Chinese medicine as Dr Duffy in the video explains.
I paused the video after 22 -23 minutes when Duffy showed two Chinese symbols: one for music and the other for medicine. He explains and we can see visually the two symbols are very similar but that medicine has two extra elements which look like three-pronged spears or tridents like that of the mythical archetype – Neptune is said to have had such a trident.
However, as soon as I saw the symbol for medicine I noted that the two ‘tridents’ look exactly like the 21st Hebrew letter ‘shin’. Interestingly, When the Hebrew alphabet 22 letters are written there are actually 23. The reason is that ‘shin’ is actually presented as a double letter with one version pronounced ‘shin’ and the other pronounced ‘sin’. 
Some other letters in Hebrew also have a doubling. Some of the letters have a vowel point added so the pronunciation differs like the letter ‘pe’ has a hard sound like ‘pee’ or a soft sound like ‘fe’. A few letters also have one appearance when placed in the beginning or middle of a word but when placed as the last letter they have a changed form.
Back to Duffy, he points out that the double trident at the top of the symbol for medicine represents ‘shaman’; as a double image, of a male shaman and a female shaman. The Hebrew letter shin/sin appears like a trident and represents the sound ‘sh’ or ‘s’ depending on where the ‘vowel’ point is placed. When the point or dot is placed on the right side of the trident it is sh/shin. When placed on the left side of the trident is is s/sin.
{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}


 Subscribe to the ISAAC newsletter to receive updates on Ira's latest blog articles, upcoming international workshops, and more...

Ira Seidenstein