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.

Revision: 10 Sep 2023


  • Awareness, cognizance.
  • Direct knowing is gnosis.
  • Direct knowing is immediate.
  • Direct knowing is unmediated.
  • Reality must be known directly.
  • The Truth must be known directly.
  • Indirect knowing of reality is less than complete knowing, and any knowing less than complete knowing allows for infinite distortion. Thus indirect knowing is not knowing. A fully resonant term for indirect knowing is experience.
  • Indirect knowing, or experience, is filtered by concepts and/or mediated the senses.
  • Indirect knowing, or experience, is a mixture of awakeness and unawakeness, clarity and confusion, reality and unreality.
  • Means of indirect knowing, or experience, include perception, deduction, and inference.
  • Supreme Knowing is the knowing of THE SUPREME by THE SUPREME.


  • “What you believe, you perceive. What you know is so.”
  • “When you know all is well, you create all is well.”
  • “The way you know you know is the knowing that you have always known.”
  • “The way you know you know something is the knowing that you have always known it.”
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