What is Creative Speech?

The words of our languages are not mere haphazard groupings of sounds conveying abstract meanings, but are living creative forms whose colours, resonances, sound combinations, rhythms and gestures speak experientially of their content. Indeed within the spoken word the living breath of creation can be deeply experienced.

The creative singing dance of the Verbum, the Logos, the Word is at the source of the Creation Myths of many varied folk cultures, and resonates at the heart of all the worlds Spiritual/Religious Movements, not least in the Gospel according to St. John...

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. All things were made by Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made

In Genesis, too, the world was spoken into being...

And God said, "Let there be light", and there was light

The creative power of the Logos was also at the heart of the ancient Greek Mystery Centre of Ephesus, where the mystery of human Speech was studied intimately. Upon entering the Mysteries the pupil was met with the words

"Speak O Man, and thou revealest through thee, the coming into being (the evolution) of worlds"
On leaving he again was exhorted with the words
"The coming into being of worlds reveals itself through thee, O Man, when you speak"
The pupil was thus led to experience how the very act of speaking echoed in its process the creation of the world and all that's in it, and could truly feel the truth of the old adage as above so below experiencing the mighty presence of the Divine within the microcosm, the created world.

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