There is great value to be had when a group of individuals can communicate together clearly. Civilizations have been built essentially on this principle. As such, we of The Symbolton provide this Glossary as a (hopefully) convenient reference to be regularly maintained and reviewed. While agreement by affirmation is not the objective, we strive to engender an online civilization comprised of individuals who, by virtue of their own sanity, form agreements to terms through a common understanding.
A universal theme, image or motif that is often experienced by many, if not all, and which acts as a symbolic process with which one can engage, observe and understand. Archetypes are inherently abstract, global and broad in nature.
A collection of sane individuals, having any number of various backgrounds, personalities and interests, who co-exist with the shared purpose of furthering all life (plant, animal and human) towards an increasingly more sophisticated and ordered level of interaction that results in personal, societal, biological, ecological, economical, psychological and spiritual growth for all.
Having the ability to select from a variety of decisions based on one’s personal choice, without the impediment of outside constraints.
Undefined. The reader shall create their own definition. Spelled always on The Symbolton as “gOD” in order to attempt to alleviate any confusion with the traditional (i.e. anthropomorphic) meaning of this term, and to avoid the more modern, all-lowercase spelling which tends to suggest an affront to the Judeo-Christian deity typically associated with it.
An ordered collection of symbols, signs, gestures or speech which layer upon one another to create meaningful expressions of communication. Language is a structure of relations, but not ever representative of the actual object to which it refers.
The experience of interacting within one’s inner and/or outer environment in such a way so as to convince the perceiver that the experience exists as valid and credible through any of the observer’s senses.
The state of sound mental and emotional faculties which allow for a rationalistic, logical and keenly-attuned awareness and interaction with one’s inner and outer environments.
A shape or form, whether abstract or concrete, that represents a theme or motif representing a message to be communicated.