Is there a Utopian future in your prophetic dreams? There have been many novels of Utopian futures, but one of the most captivating to me is “The Glass Bead Game” by Hermann Hesse.
According to Wikipaedia: “Hermann Hesse’s last completed novel was The Glass Bead Game (German: Das Glasperlenspiel). It was begun in 1931 and published in Switzerland in 1943 after being rejected for publication in Germany due to Hesse’s anti-Fascist views. A few years later, in 1946, Hesse won the Nobel Prize in Literature. In honoring him in its Award Ceremony Speech, the Swedish Academy said that the novel “occupies a special position” in Hesse’s work.”
In Ralph Freedman’s 1979 biography of Hesse, the creation of the Glass Bead Game’s Utopian world in the year 2525, was a direct response to the rise of fascism and its oppression in Nazi Germany The setting of the book was the educational province of Castalia, which through elite boarding schools, educated people to become world leaders from aged 12. In the school, the glass bead game became the medium of instruction, or at least the end all synthesis of all the instruction.
In my picture of the Glass Bead Game in Castalia all religions would come together and debate their differences, their underlying philosophy, their truth, and discover at the heart, the same one truth. Because the words often get in the way of seeing shared values, there had to be a new language, beyond words, so that all religions could participate, and stop killing each other. The Glass Beads were beads of meaning, which could be strung together in sentences, in demonstrations, just as we do Empatharian, moving from one bead of meaning to the next.
If you watch a silent Empatharian demonstration, you will get the communication, in our best desire. That is the idea of it.
Instead of armed conflict, the different camps took to performance competitions, where the winners would eventually become the Magister Ludi (“Master of the Game” in Latin.) The Magister Ludi was the director of the schools of Castalia, and the head of the Order of Glass Bead Game. He/she was elected by all the acolites in a huge culmination of playoff glass bead game competitions that happened every year. It was truly election by performance. Performance of the Glass Bead Game.
With Empatharian, the same demonstration can have different words assigned, and perhaps they all devolve to the same meaning, no matter what the English words assigned. For example: The Empath Stretch Is:
EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE WINS
MAKING A STAND
Which is: INSPIRED, RESPECTFUL ENERGY
SEEKING HEART CONNECTION,
INNER JOY AND WISDOM.
OR IN TAMMY- SPEAK (Telesymbols original creator) :
THERE IS VICTORY IN COMMUNICATION
PEACE is ENTHUSED, DIGNIFIED ENERGY
SEEKING GOOD LIFE IN THE NATURE OF GOD.
OR IN YOU-SPEAK:
IF WE GET IT TOGETHER, WE’LL FIX UP THE WEATHER,
WE’LL TAKE IT TO THE STREETS, FIND A UNIVERSAL BEAT
GOD MAKES A JOYFUL NOISE, WHEN WE TELL IT WITH POISE!
Kind of fun, thinking that rap and hip hop is already Empatharian. We need to catch up to that Utopian language! Hermann Hesse imagined it. Can you?