LAYERS OF MEANING
Ingo Swann (21Apr02)
clandestine workings of large intelligence agencies (such as the
CIA, MI6, former KGB, etc.), it is said that some operatives and
analysts score very big success rates because they are good at “teasing
seven layers of meaning out of any given situation.”
At the opposite end of the spectrum, those who cannot do this teasing
may end up plodding and grunting along, perhaps only within the
layer that best fits into the limited contexts of their reality
boxes do exist that perceive only what is immediately obvious, especially
those that rely only on the fixed and limited ranges of the physical
the teasing among layers of meaning leads to increases of efficiency,
it is well worth trying to consider what it consists of.
At some beginning level, the teasing will have to include deducing
what is not obvious, and then deducing what the implications are
of what is not obvious.
From there, processes usually referred to as insight and intuition
can arise, and perhaps other more subtle kinds of processes that
have never been identified.
terms, deducing is not usually thought of as a superpower. While
the physically obvious can of course stimulate deducing, it is largely
not a product of the physical five senses but of that aspect of
ourselves we refer to as mind.
More specifically, deducing seems to be the product of that aspect
of mind referred to as ratiocination, and which, in English, is
defined as “a reasoned train of thought resulting in the processes
of exact thinking.”
is important to know that the term is taken from the Latin RATIOCINATUS
meaning “to reckon.”
Definitions for RECKON are given as a somewhat imprecise mixture
of: “to count, to estimate, to compute, to calculate, to consider,
to regard (i.e., to watch), to judge.”
Reckoning can take place with regard to “determining from
a fixed basis.” Or it can take place without a fixed basis
- in which event no one can explain how it works.
In that case, definitions of what might be going are handed over
to the jurisdiction of the term KEN which in English is defined
as: “the range of vision [not eyeball vision]” and “the
range of perception, understanding, or knowledge.”
one principle source of KEN is the Old Norse language, in which
it is defined, in English, as a mix of: “to perceive, to know,
to recognize,” with emphasis on “to recognize.”
In contrast to the English definitions, though, a more in-depth
study of Old Norse establishes that KENNING was used to refer to:
“the power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or
cognition without rational thought or inference.”
course, is our present definition of INTUITION, an activity-process
that usually cannot be accounted for via rational thought or inference.
intelligence analysts who are good at teasing among seven layers
of meaning often have a hard time selling their observations and
conclusions to their establishments BECAUSE of the difficulty of
relating them to rational thought or inference.
lines, it is worth mentioning that although insight is valued if
it turns out well, INSIGHT is defined as: “the power or act
of seeing, or penetrating, into a situation” via “the
act of apprehending the inner nature of things or of seeing intuitively.”
In other words, by kenning.
NOT RECOGNIZED AS SUCH
the purposes of this essay is to bring to light the concept that
deducing, insight, and intuition ARE superpowers, although they
are not generally recognized as such.
The reason is that those modalities can transcend not only the obvious,
but also the limits of rational thought or inference. They can also
transcend the limits of the five physical senses, and of physicality
is a modicum or humorous irony involved in discovering that top-dog
intelligence analysts and operatives must be employing aspects of
those modalities within the great intelligence establishments that
otherwise commonly consider them only as giggle-factors.
as well add that various kinds of telepathy might factor in alongside
deducing, insight, and intuition.
For it might be that top-dog analysts have modicums of that biggest
giggle factor modality, too – of course perhaps without their
own recognition of it, and certainly never admitting it.
for mentioning this does have to do with teasing seven layers of
meaning out of situations.
Well, the kinds of “situations” being referred to always
involve not only people but their thoughts, motives, and goals as
well. Is this not the case?
SECRECY vs HUMAN SUPERPOWERS
studies the fascinating arts and crafts of intelligence organizations,
it can be seen, in the bigger world picture, things were easier
in the past when the five physical senses alone served spies and
subsequent analysis of their information quite well.
In that more simple time, the discovery of motives was generally
left to the diplomatic services, one of whose jobs was to try to
apprehend motives via interchanges at the diplomatic level.
When this actually worked, things went along quite well. But when
it didn’t, largely because many real motives could not be
penetrated, or were not believed if they were chanced upon, some
very sorry outcomes soon followed.
the situation got more complicated. Secrecy has always been seen
as valuable in the historical sense, but with the advent of modern
technological surveillance and detection it became more difficult
not only to protect secrecy, but also to detect it.
As we of
the present generations have witnessed, this difficulty soon evolved
into establishing enormously extensive, and even a morass of ways
and means of protecting secrecy not only from technological penetrations,
but from diplomatic exchanges, and from spies, analysts, and possible
moles as well.
The breadth and depth of all this soon achieved astonishing proportions,
so much so that it became increasingly difficult to detect motives,
whose motives to detect, or to even to detect if there were any
of them at all at loose somewhere in the world.
in secretizing motives, and any failure to detect them (not even
a clue), will probably result in some kind of “infamy,”
one situation of which we already have lived through.
And THAT comprises several of the layers of meaning that can be
teased out of that SITUATION.
We now know that what equates to super-secrecy can prevail and have
its complex way among even super-complex conventional modalities
of intelligence gathering and analysis.
for this (already discussed in other essays in this website) is
not the excellence of anyone involved, but rather that on both sides
of any secrecy fence there is extreme reluctance with respect to
developing the superpowers of deducing, insight, intuition, and
especially of telepathy. Secrecy, and its maintenance, depends on
preventing these superpowers from coming into substantial active
put, the threat to secrecy of the enhancement of those giggle-factor
kinds of developments means that secrecy manipulating might have
a more difficult time of carrying on.
It is quite clear that teasing at least seven layers of meaning
out of any situation involves recognizing that layers of meaning
undoubtedly exist not only with regard to a given situation, but
also to all things.
case of this present essay, it can be said:
exists, obviously and covertly so;
(2) Human superpowers also exist;
(3) The conventions of secrecy do not want the superpowers to
be developed into useful advantages;
(4) Therefore, conventional situations following the supposed
advantages of secrecy make clever and successful efforts to distort
appreciation of superpower evidence;
(5) This distorting disables and alienates constructive research
and development of superpowers;
(6) A superpower vacuum thus comes into existence within the species
that possesses raw superpowers; and so the superpowers cannot
develop any muscle.
(7) Therefore, super-secrecy can proceed - and claim victims among
any number of conventional situations that otherwise might oppose
it in conventional terms;
(8) The principle reason for this is that our species possesses
the superpower of cleverness. When mobilized to even a near-perfect
degree, it can outwit just about everything, certainly including
are EIGHT layers of meaning that can be teased out of THAT situation.
back at the ranch of more mundane human affairs, there is a rather
large human tendency to think that what is obvious is really what
it seems to be or is accepted as. Thus, it is possible to think
that the obvious does exist, and to establish a fair modicum of
trust in it.
whatever is accepted, there always exist factors that are not obvious,
and human history is littered with plenty of stressful examples
simply, it can turn out that the obvious might not be what you ultimately
get – because what you end up getting was not obvious to begin
for example. Proficient scumbags would not get very far if it was
obvious that they were scumbags.
And, as many have gloomily experienced, it takes something like
the fabled superpower called the sixth sense to get a defensive
edge on scumbags who are not obviously such, and to do so BEFORE
they walk away with, for example, billions of dollars harvested
from one’s money, investments, and trust.
The term SCUMBAG came into English use not too long ago, probably
about 1971. But it was preceded by older terms having approximately
the same meaning, to wit: “A vulgar term of abuse, but also
denoting a despicable person deserving to be despised.”
its earlier companion terms, scumbag is slang, of course. And as
such, neither the terms nor their meanings can be officially recognized.
Thus, their meanings can neither enter into philosophical, scientific,
or sociological discourse, and so there is no official examination
of the phenomena of scumbaggery.
The meanings of the term do not even enter into the versatile conspiracy
literature, and astrology has yet to produce studies regarding the
astrology of scumbags.
that as it may, scumbags benefit not only from secrecy, but also
from the lack of developed superpowers via which they might be detected
earlier rather than later.
is yet another vacuum regarding the superpowers, and it is largely
because of it that many scumbags can rise to important and powerful
positions in conventional societies that do not permit the superpowers
to grow and flex any muscle.
is not only a collective of despicable motives. It is also a SITUATION
out of which several layers of meaning can be teased.
For example, one possible meaning involves the accepted context
that SCUMBAG is a “vulgar” term. So its meanings cannot
be incorporated into conventional non-vulgar contexts, EVEN IF its
effects and results ultimately prove to be super-vulgar in the extreme
– and, in the process of becoming so, simply trash non-vulgar
possible meaning of scumbaggery is that various types of scumbags
are always of potential use to power mongers who may need fall-guys
when this or that power mongering wobbles a little.
That certainly accounts for instances where scumbags, already partially
identified as such, remain in good standing in certain power-mongering
circles. There are some rather excellent historical and present
examples of this.
possible meaning has to do with the avoidance by scumbags of situations
in which modicums of deduction, insight, and intuition might be
present – and which might result in scumbag discovery.
possible meaning is that if ostensible superpowers hesitated to
deal with scumbaggery simply on the grounds that it is vulgar, then
this would result in great joy and satisfaction to all sorts and
types of scumbags.
various degrees of scumbag efficiency can be reckoned by the number
of victims claimed.
Indeed, any activity in any walk of life that intends to create
victims is a format of scumbaggery, in that the more victims that
result the more serious and abysmal the formats have been.
reason here for entering so frankly into the contexts of scumbaggery
versus the superpowers is that a sort of elitist myth exists about
developing the superpowers: to wit, that they can be, or should
be, developed only by dealing with the positive AND by avoiding
scumbaggery did not exist at all, or even too much, then the NEED
for activation of the superpowers would not be all that important,
In any event, the positive version of developing the superpowers
will not, in the end, evoke lean, mean, superpower fighting machines
- even on behalf of the positive version itself.
there are several layers of meaning that can be teased out of THAT
situation – and which, as a superpower exercise, the reader
can attempt to achieve if interested.
(To be continued as REMOTE VIEWING AND LAYERS OF MEANING)
NOTE: Some may be interested in viewing a dramatized version in
which various meanings are urgently teased out of an important situation.
If so, then the recent movie entitled THIRTEEN DAYS, a dramatized
recounting of the Cuban missile crisis, is recommended.
The first meaning of that crisis was, at the time, the almost immediate
advent of nuclear hostilities on American soil and elsewhere, and
it is interesting to watch the detection of other meanings that
gradually inched away from that horrifying potential.