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.
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Revision: 22 Apr 2024


  • 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 truly. Experience is a form of indirect knowing.
  • Indirect knowing is filtered by concepts and/or mediated by the senses.
  • Indirect knowing is a mixture of awakeness and unawakeness, clarity and confusion, reality and unreality.
  • Means of indirect knowing include perception, deduction, and inference.
  • Supreme Knowing is the knowing of THE SUPREME by THE SUPREME.
  • Apex knowing completely transcends experience.


  • “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 truest ways of knowing transcend logic.”
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