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Spiritual concepts

Inner speech


Inner speech appears to be the language of genius, the language of Inspiration, wisdom and invention. It is thus a key part of all invisible input.  It may also occur in dreams.

It is actually not speech - no words are ever discerned but since it involves none of the 5 senses, we have no other term for it.  As such Inner speech or inner sense is the term often used by those who have experienced it.

L S Vygotsky – Thoughts and Language
Inner speech is speech without words … it is not the interior aspect of external speech, it is a function in itself … while in external speech thought is embodied in words, in inner speech words die as they bring forth thought.  Inner speech is to a large extent thinking in pure meanings.

It may include symbols where they might help, and may be accompanied by Images.

Inner speech comes from the composer directly, but one then has to ask the question, where does the composer get the information?  We need to look at the the Model of the Mind to see what the options are.  I have repeated it here for convenience.

The Model is divided into three – the Subconscious, the Conscious and the Higher spirit with the composer function.  The composer provides us with spiritual input - images, voices, sounds, smells, tastes, touch sensations and - inner speech.


If we look at the Higher spirit box, and look for the arrows going into the box [data input], we can see that the composer can use our  Perceptions, it can communicate with other composers [spirit entities] or it can access the systems of the universe directly - both the functions of the universe and the data of the universe - all of which are spirit.

By the law of conservation of data, whatever we manage to invent or come up with in images or words, has to have come from somewhere -  been converted by either our imagination or our reasoning system to the flash of genius or invention, the formula, or the sudden understanding.  A genius, by definition, comes up with something no one has ever thought of before, but the thought has to come from somewhere and that somewhere is the spirit world beyond the mind.


Thus in blue sky thinking or invention, we have proof of spirit. 

For this reason I have limited the number of observations attached to this page to those where blue sky thinking was involved.   I have also limited it to one observation per person, as this suffices to demonstrate that they used this approach as a whole throughout their work


Arthur Koestler – Janus [Talking about pure blue sky inventions]
All the biological evidence indicates that such a radical re-shuffling operation requires the intervention of mental processes beneath the surface of conscious reasoning, in the twilight zones of awareness.  In the decisive phase of the creative process the rational controls are relaxed and the creative person’s mind seems to regress from disciplined thinking to less specialised more fluid ways of mentation.
A frequent form of this, is the retreat from articulate verbal thinking to vague, visual imagery.  There is a naïve popular belief that scientists arrive at their discoveries by reasoning in strictly rational, precise, verbal terms.  The evidence … indicates that they do nothing of the sort … Jacques Hadamard’s famous enquiry among American mathematicians [showed that] nearly all .. relied on visual imagery of a vague, hazy nature

In his book Psychology of Invention in the Mathematical Field, Hadamard described his own mathematical thinking as largely wordless, often accompanied by mental images that represent the entire solution to a problem. He surveyed 100 of the leading physicists of the day (approximately 1900), asking them how they did their work.


Hadamard described the experiences of the mathematicians/theoretical physicists Carl Friedrich Gauss, Hermann von Helmholtz, Henri Poincaré and others as viewing entire solutions with "sudden spontaneousness".  I have used his book to provide the observations.  Hadamard described the process as having four steps

  • Preparation
  • Incubation
  • Illumination
  • and Verification 

So ultimately it is Illumination that proves the existence of spirit.

An Essay on the Psychology of Invention in the Mathematical Field – Jacques Hadamard

The same character of suddenness and spontaneity … has been recognised by psychologists as being present in every kind of invention ….. physicists like Langevin, chemists like Ostwald tell us of having experienced it.  Poetical inspiration is reported to have been as spontaneous with Lamartine, who happened to compose verses instantly, without one moment of reflection.

The same process of Illumination occurs with film makers, artists, writers, song writers and many other creative people. 

The film director George Lucas, for example, may well be 'seeing' levels and layers that actually exist in the spirit world [or in the physical world].  This does not deny any of these gifted people their skills.  In fact it adds to their genius, as it indicates that they are 'seers' in the true sense of the word as well as being capable of translating what they have 'seen' into something we can also benefit from and enjoy.        


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