Alliance for Mystical Pragmatics

Alliance for Mystical Pragmatics

Harmonizing Evolutionary Convergence

Glossary Menus

Proto-Indo-European language

The philologer and jurist William Jones was one of the first to see the relationship between Sanskrit, Greek, and Latin, as we can see in a lecture he gave to the Asiatic Society in Calcutta on 2nd February 1786, published two years later:

The Sanscrit language, whatever be its antiquity, is of a wonderful structure; more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either, yet bearing to both of them a stronger affinity, both in the roots of verbs and the forms of grammar, than could possibly have been produced by accident; so strong indeed, that no philologer could examine them all three, without believing them to have sprung from some common source, which, perhaps, no longer exists; there is a similar reason, though not quite so forcible, for supposing that both the Gothic and the Celtic, though blended with a very different idiom, had the same origin with the Sanscrit; and the old Persian might be added to the same family.

Since then, researchers have discovered that the Proto-Indo-European (PIE) language was supposedly spoken by a people living in southern Russia, north of the Caspian Sea. From there, they brought what Marija Gimbutas called the Kurgan culture into Old Europe, taking an Aryan culture to the East. This map shows the distribution of these Indo-European languages about 500 BCE.

In a natural evolutionary manner, the Indo-European family of languages show a hierarchical structure, depicted here.

Now, while the extant Indo-European languages have a common base, they have evolved to represent quite different mindsets and worldviews during the last five to seven thousand years. This is not so much a Tower of Babel, but more a tale of utter conceptual confusion, especially when we include the cultures underlying other major language families, such as Sino-Tibetan, Semitic, Japonic, and Uralic.

At the heart of all this bewilderment and perplexity lies a deep cognitive and existential split between humanity and Divinity, as we see in the PIE roots of these words, but which does not exist in Reality. Because noetic evolution has been more divergent than convergent during the patriarchal epoch, many are unaware of the True Nature we all share.

Nevertheless, we can see that humans have intuitively sensed that they are never separate from the Divine Origin of the Universe by studying the original meanings of words, which have evolved to take on mundane meanings, losing the more mystical senses of words, which this Glossary is attempting to restore.