It is natural to believe whatever one has been Socialized into and assumes it to be the “right” way for those things. Yet, only Critical Thinkers “double-check” to ensure how near to perfection is what they have absorbed by socialized osmosis. The reason is their ‘best self’ only comes from being on the right path with “right” Life Living ingredients. They know a society can be no better than those humans who formed it, and now comprise it. Also, by their Self-Seeking interests or gains–and not considering the welfare among their own and/or with “outsiders”—means they are “off-track.” Self-Seeking leaders, to do Mind Control, create in the Crowd what is likened to members seeing themselves in the carnival’s House of Mirrors. Here, there are “Fear” mirrors; Distorting Mirrors whereby one sees oneself as “Too Much” or “Too Little” or “Not Good Enough”; or “Shadow Selves” from “False Mirrors” imparting a beguiling appearance into each by receiving vital rays irregularly–thus similating a 1960s Disco dance hall “Glitter Ball” flashes. Any of these are absorbed when one gives up ones own inner Divine Consciousness “Soul Sunshine” birth gift so as to conform to ones society’s teachings. An example of Mind Control using an unexamined assumption is the silent message that dictionaries give the “right” definition of a word. From 50 years of intense research, I know it is very rare to get the “right” definition for a life-shaping word. Since etymological story meanings of words are my hobby and from having published over 30,000 words in 5 dictionaries, it is clear that definitions given by wordsmiths are: opinions; limited by their living in a particular culture at a given time period; and the lack of world agreed upon standards. "Etymology" (C14, 'finding the underlying, literal, or true meaning of words') is applicable only to Essence (i.e. what a Thing was when it came into Being-hood) and to know that Source is vital. If the Thing is Knowledge, it is derived from Pure Spiritual Elements.
As attested to by world Sages of all Ages, Very Ancient Africans’ Mathematically derived Knowledge came from Sky determinations of the Laws of Nature. By that Knowledge consisting of insights into harmonious relations between Cosmic parts of the Spiritual Elements–with each other and the whole–it was used as a path for Inferring certain conclusions for fashionings into African Tradition. Anything short of what all is involved in this process is merely Information—meaning it is derived from a Human-made source which makes it relative, changeable, conflicting, and confusing. Next, it is important to make Informational definition assessments by the Seven Questions of Inquiry—who, which, what, when, where, why, and how concerning each definition’s formulation. Many of today’s words came out of very ancient times—budding out of minds of "the savage who ascribes the mysteries of life and power to a supernatural source" and who are known to have displayed the pervasiveness of pre-logical factors characteristic of primitive mentalities. For the most part, ancient peoples could not read or write– thus relying on stories told them. Particularly in Biblical times, these oral approaches were Aggregative—i.e. adding details and new information to base information with each retelling—like in the childhood game called "Whisper Down the Line" (or "Telephone"). Writings related to God require at least knowing the then prevailing concepts about that God, for there have been all sorts of Gods and non-Gods throughout the history of Supernatural adhering people. It was typical in Ancient and Medieval times for scribes to write in the voice of some authority—often unknown–in order to give it force and in fancy style.
Even the later writing processes were done by scribes oriented to oral recitations rather than to a literate orientation which dominates today's society. Those who did original recordings and then those who did subsequent transcribing throughout the ages, all engaged in pseudepigraphic writings—i.e. stories falsely attributed to Biblical characters or times. Also, scribes typically altered the stories according to their own opinions. The European term Black Art (Syn. Necromancy, conjuration, magic)—i.e. the art practiced by sorcerers and witches (usually for evil intents)–is a linguistic mistake having nothing to do with color. Medieval scribes wrongly substituted the Latin niger, black, for the necro (corpse) aspect of the Greco-Latin “Necromantia.” Reasonable people are shocked when they read about how their Bibles were put together. Any resemblance to Reality and Truth is purely a coincidence. Such is historical myth, not truth! In short, Knowledge is an experience of Reality and its Mysticism Mind. jabaileymd.com