I would say that one of the First Principles of Communication is DO NOT ALIENATE YOUR AUDIENCE.
You could write the epitome of erudition, your logic could be impeccable but if the manner of communication either annoys the audience, is too dry and bores it, condescends to it or simply is set at far too high a level and cannot be understood by it, then you have failed. They will walk away, switch you off, ignore you, throw your book away etc. You will be a voice crying in the wilderness or even the sound of one hand clapping.
A few old esoteric orders instruct on something called the "hidden conversation." It explores the deep meaning behind language and communication. I have found it to be an important tool in my social and professional life.
I will see if I can dig up some information on it for you fine folks. My lodge is beginning a course of instruction in the fundamentals of this line of education.
Women, dare I say, are usually better at communing than men. Generally speaking we seem to have a bit of an inbuilt thingy for it. That is probably why women tend to have more heart to heart friends than men. We laugh together and cry together. Once you have cried together you are friends for life.
So I would agree with Russell's statement - "For communing we need an empathy, a shared understanding, a rhythmic interchange - almost a dance - mental, emotional, ....."
Now I can't quite visualize men starting to cry with each other, but a manly hug at the right moment, when the chips are down, speaks a thousand words, as does a fist punching the air in jubilation when you share their joy with them.
sbs59: Can someone help me with this question. I was a Master Mason for 4 years until last year. My father died and i left the Masons as i was depressed about his death. Can i now re join a lodge?
May 21, 2019 10:07:41 GMT
The Ancient: sbs59: Were you suspended for non payment of dues? if so, square up and petition the lodge for a restatement vote. If your dues are current, your still a member. In this case, it is all about the Benjamins.
May 27, 2019 0:49:07 GMT