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.
omni: In my Lodge the Secretary is a hugh bully along with control issues. if anyone even asks a question he files masonic charges against them. He controls members mostly because they are afraid of him.
Apr 16, 2018 1:07:49 GMT
The Ancient: To omni: Grow some balls, that lodge is yours as well as every member in that lodge. If you are right, its not your problem. Nobody likes the ugliness of masonic charges. Light will always illuminate darkness, don't be afraid, be a better man.
May 27, 2018 15:37:09 GMT
The Ancient: Oh, I am a new member and just wanted to say hi...
May 27, 2018 15:39:10 GMT