Table of Contents for Root Meanings

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  • 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.
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Revision: 1 Apr 2023


  • A manifestation of separation in the physical body.
  • A loss of relationship between a component (e.g., a cell) and the whole living system of which it is a part (e.g., a physical body).
  • When a component is out of relationship with and unaware of the needs of the whole, its actions become detrimental to the whole.
  • Cancer is analogous to ego, which holds itself to be separate and acts in ways that are detrimental to the social body, the environment, and, ultimately, itself.
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