However, is there far more to our language than first meets the eye? For example, how often do the majority of us stop to think about the words themselves? Why are they spelt and sound a certain way? Where did they originally come from?
How do they form our reality and what hidden meanings and subconscious codes might be lurking behind them?
1 Money makes the world go round
Let’s start with the topic of ‘Money and Finance’. The most interesting thing I find about the ‘English’ language relating to money is how closely it is connected to the language of water. Think about it, what’s on the side of a river? Banks, right? And what do they do? Direct the flow of currency (current-sea).
We also talk of “money flow”, “liquid cash”, “being flush”, “keeping a business afloat” and “making a deposit at the bank”.
Incidentally, the root of the word ‘Merchant’ also means ‘sea’ hence the ‘Mer’ in Mermaids and of course more obviously, to those that understand French, for the sea itself!
And while on the subject of French, have you ever thought about what the word ‘Mortgage’ actually means?
I’ll give you a clue; it’s a little macabre and a pledge!
2 In the Navy!
Returning to our watery theme, many people have suggested a lot of our words are all connected to the language of trade and commerce, in particular Maritime Admiralty Law.
According to author and occult language expert Jordan Maxwell, Admiralty Law is directly connected to not just commerce and the language of money, but also to how individual people themselves are ‘commodities’.
This may even explain why our ‘offspring’ begin as semen (sea men) are born via their mothers ‘birth (berth) canal’, when her ‘waters’ break and are immediately issued with a ‘birth (berth) certificate’.
And of course, as they get older and wish to travel abroad, they need to prove their citizen (ship) by obtaining a passport (pass port).
3 The letter of the Law
Just like ‘Money’ the language of Law is similarly riddled with codes, the remnants of ancient civilisations and the hidden influence of secret societies.
For example, did you know the reason Barristers have to take a ‘bar’ exam has its origins with the Knights Templars and their ‘Temple Bar’. These were bars that physically blocked entry into the City of London and thus controlled the flow of commerce.
Of course it doesn’t end there. Arguably the language of law (or legalese) is deliberately obfuscated, wordy, formal and complex. Just think about all those confusing ‘-ee’s’ and ‘-or’s’ suffixes and archaic Latin phrases.
An example might be the word ‘understand’ which most people take as ‘to comprehend’ whereas in legal language terms, it means ‘to stand under’ or in other words to consent to something – allegedly!
The subject of ‘Politics and Power’ is certainly not immune to this trend either.
One only has to look at the word ‘Government’. This is a word containing roots in the ancient Greek and means to steer, drive, guide or control (kubernao = govern) and (-ment) which we also use to describe the mind e.g. mental and mentality.
Could this infer ‘Government’ actually means ‘Mind Control’ or is it just another weird coincidence?
5 Fun and puns!
The language of leisure is not excluded; in fact the hidden power of language can be found even more so here, working its magic as you let your guard down and relax.
Think about why we talk about how television ‘programmes’ affect us (‘American Idle’ anyone?), where the word ‘theatre’ comes from (clue; same distant roots as theosophy, theology and theologian) and what we really mean by recreation (re-creation)?
Makes you think doesn’t it?
Of course I should also mention all those sneaky homophones and anagrams contained in the English language. Have you ever woken up on a Monday ‘mourning’ and felt like dying? Or somehow managed to get through your exhausting ‘week days’ in a ‘weak daze’?
And isn’t it strange that ‘earth’ is an anagram of heart? Of course, there are many other examples.
6 Grammar points
Finally, a few words about grammar; to most people it’s simply the art and science dealing with language from the point of view of pronunciation, inflexion and syntax.
But did you also know it shares its roots with the French word ‘Grimoire’ which is basically a book of instructions in the use of magic. In fact, it is thought to have its origins in the Frankish word for mask or sorcerer.
So there you have it, a brief introduction of sorts into a world largely misunderstood by most but nevertheless intriguing and potentially empowering. If you are interested in learning more then I recommend you look into the works of experts in this area such as Jordan Maxwell, Mark Passio, Santos Bonacci, Laurel Airica and Sevan Bomar
Good luck on your journey of further discovery; I am sure you will be spellbound!
Also posted on Steemit by @Kreativ original author.
Eleanor Goold is owner and founder of Kreativ Copywriting a forward thinking and friendly writing, copywriting and content creation service. She also has her own branded website EleanorGoold.com where she provides business owners with smart ideas, copy tips, and blogs about the art of storytelling. She also runs The Copywriter Facebook Group and is the tutor of The Utterly Compelling Email Copywriter online course.
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