TRUTH (ALETHEIA) (VERITAS)
TRUTH ||| ALETHEIA ||| VERITAS
TRUTH (trooth) n. 1. Conformity to fact or actuality, reality: Verity. 2. A statement proven to be or accepted as true. 3. Sincerity; Integrity. 4. Fidelity to an original or a standard 5. Reality; Actuality. 6. The state or character of being true.
ALETHEIA- (al-e-the-a) a Greek word translated as unclosedness, unconcealedness, disclosure or truth. The literal meaning of the word Αλεθεια is “the state of not being hidden; the state of being evident” and it also implies sincerity, as well as factuality or reality.
The prefix α- signifies negation; the suffix -λεθεια alludes to “that which is hidden or forgotten.” Truth to the Greek mind was a matter of perception, not of the object, but by the one who sees. In Greek mythology Aletheia is the goddess of Truth.
VERITAS- (verit-as) a Latin word translated as truth,truthfulness; the truth, the real facts; real life, reality; honesty, integrity; correctness. In Roman mythology Veritas is the daughter of Saturn, and the mother of Virtue. The goddess of Truth, by Nature she was very elusive and took to hiding in the bottom of a holy well, where she could not be found without considerable expense in time and purpose for those bent on discovering her- A caricature of Truth being hard to discover is not without merit.
He who does not journey does not return.
There is no inheritance of Truth, just as there is no real definition of it. Truth is discovered and understood through hardship and experience. In certain views of reality, or “truths”, it is only perceived– through the senses of the certain One who is the viewer/observer. Most believe what is told to them to be “true”. They “believe” without fully understanding- without the journey- which has too much to do with faith in the source of the certain “truth”.
“It is best to see through knowledge or wisdom, and not believing through faith.”
“To force oneself to believe and to accept a thing without understanding is political, and not spiritual or intellectual.”
(I am not stating here that I am in any way an intellectual. I’m no scholar, I didn’t even graduate high school. I have read some books, and I’m spiritual, and I doubt everything I’m told- to a fault. I write this only to present this blog- yet another- as a beacon of Truth. I should say, Making An Attempt At Truth- A Revolutionary act.)
It must be understood that, by means of propaganda, “truth” is skewed, out of necessity, by not only individuals, but, more-so, by systems of power, sometimes to the degree of complete lies, in order to conceal things unpleasant, or deceitful, or (predominantly) in order to control others or situations. Everything that we think we know needs much closer examination.
I see the LIES surrounding Charles Manson and his supposed trial as a grave mockery of a democratic legal system- knowing what I know of, and about, those involved, which is PUBLIC RECORD, I see the treatment of Charles’ case as the ultimate iniquity, and as a clear, crystal-like indicator which points to countless other cases of injustice, cowardice, corruption, wickedness, and concealment. Untruths.
CRUCIFIED: THE RAILROADING OF CHARLES MANSON –
THE VINCE BUGLIOSI STORY
We live in a world of lies, a partial world that is upside down. In order to see the whole world clearly, free of conceptualization, dogma, doctrine, and conventional thought, One has to recognize that the Nature of Reality is beyond words.
It is not good or evil- it is not true or false- Alchemically (relatively), it is the union of opposites.
Polarities govern the Universe- and there is no disputing that. The existence of these opposites within the Universal Order are the One truth most (seemingly) certain. So Nature, and The Natural Order, IS Truth.
The One/The Many
“Demon est Deus inversus”- The Devil is God turned upside down.
One exists not, without its other.
Without this gnosis One cannot begin to understand who Charles Manson is, and what his words from over forty years of illegal incarceration truly illustrate. His shout of “A.T.W.A.”, and his refusal to live within the confines of a false mass- minded reality, hold a deeper significance- a clarion call of love and compassion for the Natural Order of All. A choice of truth, of freedom, and of wholeness over a one sided “goodness”, which is the Ultimate Truth- That everything just IS. There are no dualities. It is All One.
The Everything and the Emptiness. The All and the Nothing. X- Haze
“Always is always, forever. Is One is One is One.
Inside yourself for your father. All is None.
All is None. None is One…”
Charles told the Truth in that courtroom in 1970 when he said:
“You are not you, you are just reflections, you are
reflections of everything that you think that you know,
everything that you have been taught.
Your parents have told you what you are. They made you before you were six years old,
and when you stood in school and you crossed your heart and pledged allegiance to the flag,they trapped you in truth because at that age you didn’t know any lie until that lie was reflected on you.”
-Charles Manson (excerpt from testimony, 19 November, 1970)
“It is the truth, a force of nature that expresses itself through me- I am only a channel- I can imagine in many instances where I would become sinister to you. For instance, if life had led you to take up an artificial attitude, then you wouldn’t be able to stand me, because I am a natural being. By my very presence I crystallize; I am a ferment. The unconscious of people who live in an artificial manner senses me as a danger. Everything about me irritates them, my way of speaking, my way of laughing. They sense nature.”
“Nature understands no jesting. She is always true, always serious, always severe.
She is always right, and the errors are always those of man.”
“First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth.
The first and last thing required of genius is the love of truth.”
-“The pure soul is a pure lie. . . So long as the priest, that professional denier, calumniator and poisoner of life, is accepted as a higher variety of man, there can be no answer to the question, What is truth? Truth has already been stood on its head when the obvious attorney of mere emptiness is mistaken for its representative….”
-“But when faith is thus exalted above everything else, it necessarily follows that reason, knowledge and patient inquiry have to be discredited: the road to the truth becomes a forbidden road.”
-“I look about me: not a word survives of what was once called “truth”; we can no longer bear to hear a priest pronounce the word.”
-“Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.”
-“The truth has a million faces, but there is only one truth.”
-“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”
-“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
-“The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.”
-“The unexamined life is not worth living.”
-“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
-“Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence.”
-“Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false.”
-“Not being known doesn’t stop the truth from being true. “
-“Three things cannot be long hidden: the Sun, the Moon, and the Truth.”