This power of the Word is still preserved, albeit somewhat dimly at times in our modern renditionings, in the Chant and Mantric traditions of for example India, Tibet, the Middle East, in Coptic, Byzantine and Russian Orthodox singing, as well as in the Western Gregorian Chant tradition. The poetic charge in the use of language by the great poets and writers also preserve the transformative power of the Word in the many, varied, rich and distinct languages of the world, each a unique window into the mystery of the Logos, the archetypal Speech of the Cosmos, from whence we all descend and ascend.
Ancient languages such as Sanskrit, Hebraic and Aramaic, old Greek and even to some extent Latin carry with them greater or lesser resonances of the primal tongue, a resonance which our materialistic, headbound age has all but squeezed out of our modern language consciousness, regardless of where we are born or into which culture. Nevertheless even though words of all languages, old and new, seem to have lost their power to heal as they once did in ancient India and even in Egypt, the genius of language can still be rediscovered, and words which have become a mere abstract means of intellectual, and often mundane, communication can
rise again in full creative splendour and on the stage where in the main the shrunken word unhappily holds sway.
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