the origin of health (and “God”)

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On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 7:53 AM, Garry Fleet  wrote:

Hmmm, interesting idea. In reading this I think of health. Does ill health not mean the absence of good health…?

“Live Long … Live Well”


Consider that saying “ill health” is a bit like saying “unhealthy health.” See the below word origin entries.

First, here is a summary model of health: first is the fundamental level as the originating of the physical organism, including all pre-natal influences. Most obvious would be ample nourishment in general of all cells and tissues (including the factors of hydration and, post-natally, respiration) as essential for the full development of tissues, organs, limbs and so on. In this foundational category, I also include factors like genetics, astrology, and even bio-energetic conductivity (i.e. the flow of the meridians).

Beyond that foundation is the structural level, such as chiropractic alignment as well as the integrity of the physical parts. By integrity of physique, I mean factors like no internal bleeding, no major injuries, no major parasitic infestation, and no holes in the heart or stomach (an ulcer) or even between the “external” intestinal boundary and the bloodstream.

Continuing now with the analogy of a computer, next might be the operating system of specific neurological functionality and pathways of neural networks. This includes all aspects of coordination, movement and fitness, like yoga and martial arts. I also include all pre-verbal functions in general, such as the assessing of spatial relationships (kinesthetically and also visually as geometry) as well as the “spiritual” factor of presence AKA attention or intensity of vitality.

After the basic functionality of the operating system, plus the higher priorities of hardware and electricity, then accessories can be useful (like, for a computer: monitors, videocards, keyboards, soundcards, printers, webcams, modems, USB ports, etc…). Note that everything I have mentioned before applies to all animals and even plants. However, that ends here.

Language is the great gap between humans and other earthlings. Through language, we conduct processes of creating distinctions and identities of people, then social networks of particular formal relationships (like “wife” and “legal guardian” and “slave” and “two-star general”). Of course, this “model” of which you are reading is formed in language, and there are many human languages and sub-specializations of technical terminology within each of them, like “legalese.” Language involves all systems of coding and decoding and interpreting associations, signals and symbols, AKA intelligence, information, paradigms of science and/or religion, media exposure, education and legal systems. While animals of course form neurological associations like between sudden loud noises and danger, there is a distinctively complex realm of verbal language and visual symbols (hieroglyphs, numbers, astrological symbols, letters, traffic symbols and codes of green light, yellow light, and red light).

Consider that, in a certain technical sense, there is no such thing as God until this realm. God, in the original or root sense of the word, is simply the function of creating through spoken language. 

[Old English god;  related to Old Norse goth,  Old High German got,  Old Irish guth voice]
as in invoking
, invocation, calling forth, precipitating, consecrating, sanctifying, ordaining, declaring into being

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However, now that I have “dropped that bomb,” we can also include at this level of “accessories” things like practical skills (like competence with using a hunting bow or shovel or hammer or fax machine or airplane or sword or any musical instrument or biochemistry or the electronics of building or defusing bombs). Realistically, fluency in language is just one of many of those instrumental competencies, and when there are no other people around fluent in a particular language (or in a setting too loud to speak and be heard), it is clear that language is just one of many instruments for interacting with “anything beyond one’s own organism.”

So, this is the level of all learned behaviors and all training and development (as distinct from interventions like medicines, electric shocks, surgery, or imprisonment), including patterns in/of language. I also think to include physical possessions at this level (because that has to go somewhere, right, and being able to operate an airplane is really only relevant if one has access to one, as well as fuel, etc)?

As a reminder, all of this that you are reading is a model of health. Except for a solitary recluse in the wilderness, it is essential to consider that human health includes these issues beyond hunting and gardening and protection from weather, but also language and social networks of personal (or impersonal) relationships.

So, next is that level of social, legal, and political systems. Consider legal and political systems are just specific forms of social systems, and all social systems are created or “installed and sustained” using language, such as religions. Of course, other tools like swords and incense and music may also be used in religions and legal systems. This is the level of governing, by which I mean in general the direction of attention and behavior and social organization, but also

the specific technical sense of the use of organized violence.

This is the level of all contracts (formations in language). That means contracts of legal jurisdiction, citizenship, legal status, licenses, access, membership, and, in particular, the legal category of ownership.

Note that ownership is entirely distinct from physical possession. Ownership, like of a copyright or a patent, is entirely conceptual (linguistic). Ownership refers to a relationship between the local ruling operation of organized violence (“the government”) and some other natural person or legal entity, with regard to some particular legal property, such as a copyright or a surveyed region of “real estate” or a horse or a slave or an account or mining rights.

Once all of the below “foundations” are clear, only then is there the category of financial “wellness or health.” Financial health refers to accounting. It refers to accounts, credits, liabilities, and contracts for employment, banking, investing, and so forth.

Note, currencies exist only through language (the realm of “money” or “agreements” as in “socio-linguistic constructs”). Currencies and all forms of ownership rest on the operations of governments and their organized coercion. There is no currency without a governing system (whether a private bank’s governing system or NATO or the UN or the EU or the US, etc). Governing systems form currencies and then enforce the value of those currencies through organized violence. Currencies, in regard to purchasing power, represent the organized violence of the relevant government, such as that they will perform evictions and foreclosures and other mercenary acts based on some claimant coming to them with their currency and hiring them to so act.

Note that governments have been known to refuse bids to perform contract services (like contract killing), as well as of course to consent. Government operations also have been known to merge (like by the US invasion of Mexico, resulting in the new states of Texas and Arizona etc) as well as to dissolve (like the Confederacy of Southern States, which one might also call a merger). So, what is the currency of the Confederacy worth without the organized coercion of the Confederacy to enforce it?

As to the overall health of an organism, clarity as to the above relationships may be conducive to functionality and well-being. In particular, financial wealth or wellness is extremely useful for influencing other people to exchange (for currency) perfectly good food and gasoline and bullets and patent rights and shares of the ownership of the Federal Reserve. Currency is also useful for getting out of jail and for hiring government mercenaries to perform evictions and garnishments and levies.

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Those who do not understand what language is cannot be especially functional in the realms of social psychology or economics or forecasting or investing. Language, simply, is God.

However, this term “God” is just a model or concept within language. Even more fundamental than the “profane” domains of social norms and investment trends and legal systems of organized coercion and so on is the “sacred” domain of nutrition and bio-energetics and chiropractic, but also of language. Language is sacred. Even if you might say that did not already know that, consider that you actually did already know that.


Word Origin &amp; History</em><em>

c.1200, “morally evil” (other 13c. senses were “malevolent, hurtful, unfortunate, difficult”), from O.N. ]Old Norse] illr  “ill, bad,” of unknown origin. Not related to [the word origin of the word] “evil.”  Main modern sense of “sick, unhealthy, unwell” is first recorded c.1460, probably related to O.N. idiom “it is bad to me.” Illness  “disease, sickness” is from 1689. Slang sense of “very good, cool” is 1980s.

O.E. hælþ  “wholeness, a being whole, sound or well,” from PIE *kailo-  “whole, uninjured, of good omen” (cf. O.E. hal  “hale, whole;” O.N. heill  “healthy;” O.E. halig , O.N. helge  “holy, sacred;” O.E. hælan  “to heal”). Healthy  is first attested 1552.

c.1300, from pp. of obsolete verb sacren  “to make holy” (early 13c.), from O.Fr. sacrer  (12c.), from L. sacrare  “to make sacred, consecrate,” from sacer  (gen. sacri ) “sacred, dedicated, holy, accursed,” from O.L. saceres,  which Tucker connects to base *saq-  “bind, restrict, enclose, protect,” explaining that “words for both ‘oath’ & ‘curse’ are regularly words of ‘binding.’ ” But Buck merely groups it with Oscan sakrim,  Umbrian sacra  and calls it “a distinctive Italic group, without any clear outside connections.” Nasalized form is sancire  “make sacred, confirm, ratify, ordain.” Sacred cow  “object of Hindu veneration,” is from 1891; figurative sense is first recorded 1910, from Western views of Hinduism.


O.E. god  “supreme being, deity,” from P.Gmc. *guthan  (cf. Du. god,  Ger. Gott,  O.N. guð,  Goth. guþ ), from PIE *ghut-  “that which is invoked” (cf. Skt. huta-  “invoked,” an epithet of Indra), from root *gheu(e)-  “to call, invoke.” But some trace it to PIE *ghu-to-  “poured,” from root *gheu-  “to pour, pour a libation” (source of Gk. khein  “to pour,” khoane  “funnel” and khymos  “juice;” also in the phrase khute gaia  “poured earth,” referring to a burial mound). “Given the Greek facts, the Germanic form may have referred in the first instance to the spirit immanent in a burial mound” [Watkins]. Cf. also Zeus. Not related to good. Originally neut. in Gmc., the gender shifted to masc. after the coming of Christianity. O.E. god  was probably closer in sense to L. numen.  A better word to translate deus  might have been P.Gmc. *ansuz,  but this was only used of the highest deities in the Gmc. religion, and not of foreign gods, and it was never used of the Christian God.

Published on: Aug 4, 2010

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