Table of Contents for Root Meanings

General notes:

  • Root Meanings is a work in progress that will continue to emerge and evolve until the Mind of minds is absolutely clear. The definitions below are subject to evolution.
  • Many excellent and useful definitions are not yet included. If you would like to make a suggestion, you may do so here.
  • The intention is to make these definitions available under a suitable Creative Commons license. In the meantime, unless otherwise noted, all works in progress and the final work are copyright Jeff Vander Clute.

Revision: 26 Aug 2023


  • Context for consciousness.
  • Context for content.
  • Context for creativity.
  • Context for dynamism.
  • Context for experience.
  • Context for ideas and ideation.
  • Context for imagination.
  • Context for thinking and thoughts.
  • Creativity is a function of mind.
  • Imagination is a function of mind.
  • Intellect is a function of mind.
  • Memory is a function of mind.
  • The Mind, a.k.a. Supreme Mind, is the single mind that is all minds.
  • The Mind is the context in which Consciousness arises.
  • The Mind is the context for all content, all creativity, all dynamism, all experience, all ideas and ideation, all imagination, all thinking and thoughts.
  • Seemingly individual and collective minds are all the one Mind.
  • Fragmented mind is the state of semiconscious sentient beings.
  • Local mind seems to be small and separate, and is occupied with the outer world.
  • Nonlocal mind is transcendent of the outer world.
  • Nonlocal mind operates within oneness, where all possibilities are immediately available.
  • The one Mind is inherently nonlocal.
  • Higher mind is nonphysical and nonlocal.
  • Supreme Mind is beyond all dreaming and all negation.
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