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The bible says that in the last days, young men will see visions and old men shall dream dreams.

“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:”  Joel 2:28


17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:

21And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.  Acts 2

Sometimes God gives me a vision, clear as day, while I am wide awake.  Today I dreamed a dream so vivid it was amazing.

In the dream, I was working in an industry involved in motivation.  Motivating people to “live their best lives”; “achieve their ultimate best”; reach their greatest dream and find fulfillment.

Watching all the activity, listening to the creators congratulating each other and the speakers going on about how they live a lofty calling helping others to find themselves.   In my dream I realized what needed to be said and I shouted out “I Don’t Agree”!  They turned and looked for the source of the remark and aske “What did you say?”  I stood up and said, “You make millions of dollars teaching people how to build wealth and realize their personal visions for life, but it is ALL WORTHLESS!  Every bit of it will be burned up like CHAFF!  And all those people will be lost and condemned to burn in HELL!  What you do is totally for NAUGHT!  It is NOTHING!”

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In today’s world life is all about fantasy.  Many are calling for schools to teach our kids to DREAM and forget about reading, writing and arithmatic.  We all know they forgot about those long ago.  For decades now school has not been about teaching our children history, language, handwriting, the scientific method, how to think critically, or mathmatics.  They have been focused on teaching our children to be part of the hive, where we go we go all, and how to follow orders, and how to pass the standardized tests. Now that they have broken our children down to the mindless sheep they desire, they want to teach them to live in fantasy!  To thrive in an artificial world, where nothing is as it seems.  Implanted teeth, fake breasts, plastic faces, lyposuctioned forms, mask/makeup, transplanted hearts, etc.  They have completely transformed our environment, we have artificially created clouds, genetically modified flora and fauna, hybridized animals, we don’t even know if the sun or moon or stars we see are real or projected.  Our air has been fille will technologically produced waves of sound and light that are totally foreign to our system and we don’t have a clue how they are affecting us. The water we drink is so full of chemicals, hormones and nano particles it would be unrecognizable to Creator if he was not fully aware of what they are doing to it.  And HE is the Mayim Hayim… the LIVING WATER.


Artists – musicians, painters, writers, poets – always seem to have had the most accurate perception of what is really going on around them, not the official version or the popular perception of contemporary life.  — Billy Joel


Well, Billy, that sounds so lovely…but is it true?  I think not.  Yes, dreamers have a heightened spiritual sense… But, exactly what spirits are they hearing, feeling, sensing?  Like my father before me, I was a writer, singer, dancer, poet, actor.  I know where of I speak.  I have always been extremely hyper sensitive.  I am very empathetic.  I FEEL other peoples emotions.  I sense spiritual activity both good and bad.   It is very easy for anyone to fall under the influence of demonic/evil spirits.  In fact that is why I quit acting.  I realized that the spirits of the characters I was playing were having influence on me.  This is something that happens to all dreamers.  You will hear writers say “it wrote itself”  whether that is a song, a book, a poem or anything else.  Actors, whether they are method actors or not, will begin to display characteristics of the character they are playing.  They also take a part of that character with them when they move on to something else.  That is why actors who play a lot of crazy, sinister, evil characters lose their minds, become depressed and some even commit suicide.

ALL actions, words and emotions are born in the SPIRIT.  We are ALL, dreamers or not, influenced by the spirits that surround us.  If you are not under the blood of Jesus Christ/Yeshua HaMashicah, you are under the dominion of the evil ones.  You think your emotions, desires, actions and words are your own…but they are not.  The only way you can be free from the influence of the dark side is to come under the blood of the SAVIOR and receive the Infilling of the HOLY SPIRIT.  He is the one who will lead you, guide you, comfort you, and empower you to stand against the works of darkness and walk in the ways of the LORD.  ONLY THEN can you discover who you really are, why you were born and how to walk in the fullness of what GOD has for YOU.


DREAMERSActorsPoetsWriters, Composers, Singers, Painters, Designers, SculptorsWriters, Poets, Musicians, Lyricists, Visual Artists, Art Galleries, Organizers, Dancers, Choreographers, Arts and Crafts, Graphic Artists, Video Game Developers, Make-Up Artists, Hair Dressers, Potters, Caligraphers, Production Artist, Web Designers, Illustrators,  Set Designers, Costumers, Fashion Designers, Story Tellers, Directors, Cameramen, Jugglers, Magicians, Jesters, Comedians, Public Speakers, Animators, Marketers, Inventors, Technologists, Decorators, Astronomers…

These  Artists and Craftsmen paint us pictures that our mind can grasp and elaborate on.  Pictures, images that feed our imagination.

What the bible says about Images:

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves:
Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the Lord your God.
And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you.
Then ye shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their pictures, and destroy all their molten images, and quite pluck down all their high places:
Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female,
Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of the Lord your God, which he made with you, and make you a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, which the Lord thy God hath forbidden thee.
When thou shalt beget children, and children’s children, and ye shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, and shall do evil in the sight of the Lord thy God, to provoke him to anger:
Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth:
But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire.
Neither shalt thou set thee up any image; which the Lord thy God hateth.
Cursed be the man that maketh any graven or molten image, an abomination unto the Lord, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and putteth it in a secret place. And all the people shall answer and say, Amen.
Let us take a look at the etymology and meaning of words related to dreams, dreamers and dreaming.  While we do, keep in mind the scriptures about image/images.  
dream – drēm  – noun
  1. A series of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations occurring involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep.
  2. A daydream; a reverie.

    reverie | Etymology, origin and meaning of reverie by etymonlinereverie (n.) mid-14c., reuerye, “wild conduct, frolic,” from Old French reverie, resverie “revelry, rejoicing, wantonness, raving, delirium” (Modern French rêverie ), from resver “to dream, wander, rave” (12c., Modern French rêver ), a word of uncertain origin (also the source of rave ).

    rave – definition, etymology and usage  – rave An obsolete preterit of rive. rave To rive. rave Same as reave, 3. rave To tear up; pull or tear the thatch or covering from (a house): same as reave, 4. n rave A tearing; a hole or opening made by tearing out or away: as, a rave in an old building. n rave One of the side pieces of the body of a wagon or other vehicle. n rave A turnip. ***

    rave (v.)earl  y 14c., raven, “to show signs of madness or delirium, to rage in speech,” from Old French raver, variant of resver “to dream; wander here and there, prowl; behave madly, be crazy,” a word of unknown origin (compare reverie). An identical (in form) verb meaning “to wander, stray, rove” dates from late 14c. in Scottish and northern dialect, and is probably from a Scandinavian word (such as Old Norse rafa). Sense of “talk about (something or someone) enthusiastically or immoderately” is recorded by 1704. Related: Ravedraving.
  3. A state of abstraction; a trance.

    abstraction | Etymology, origin and meaning of abstraction by etymonline  – 1400, “a withdrawal from worldly affairs, asceticism,” from old french abstraction (14c.), from late latin abstractionem (nominative abstractio ), noun of action from past-participle stem of latin abstrahere “to drag away, detach, pull away, divert;” also figuratively, from assimilated form of ab “off, away from” (see ab-) + trahere “to draw,” drag, move” (see tract (n.1)). Meaning “idea of something that has no actual existence” is from 1640s.

dream (n.) “sequence of sensations or images passing through the mind of a sleeping person,” mid-13c., probably related to Old Norse draumr, Danish drøm, Swedish dröm, Old Saxon drom “merriment, noise,” Old Frisian dram “dream,” Dutch droom, Old High German troum, German Traum “dream.”
Dream” comes from the mid 13th century. It is Germanic in origin and is related to the German “traum”, Dutch “droom”, Old Norse “draumr” and Old Saxon “drom”. The original meaning is “sequence of sensations passing through a sleeping person’s mind.” Ravi Sivan Knows Tamil Author has 541 answers and 2.3M answer views Updated 3 y Related
What does traum mean in German? English Translation dream More meanings for Traum dream noun Traum daydream noun Tagtraum, Träumerei reverie noun Träumereien Find more wordstraum See Also in German Traum noun dream, daydream, reverie feuchten traum wet dream Siehe auch Synonym für Traum? Nearby Translations Traulichkeit traulich träufelte
Traum translation in English | German-English dictionary | Reverso
(=Tagtraum auch) daydream, reveriesie lebt wie im Traum she is living (as if) in a dreamor (nach Schock) daze er fühlte sich wie im Traum he felt as if he were dreaming es war immer sein Traum, ein großes Haus zu besitzen he had always dreamed of owninga large house aus der Traum!, der Traum ist aus! it’s all over aus der Traum vom neuen Auto

trauma (n.)

1690s, “physical wound,” medical Latin, from Greek trauma “a wound, a hurt; a defeat,” from PIE *trau-, extended form of root *tere (1) “to rub, turn,” with derivatives referring to twisting, piercing, etc. Sense of “psychic wound, unpleasant experience which causes abnormal stress” is from 1894.

dream (n.)  traum

sequence of sensations or images passing through the mind of a sleeping person,” mid-13c., probably related to Old Norse draumr, Danish drøm, Swedish dröm, Old Saxon drom “merriment, noise,” Old Frisian dram “dream,” Dutch droom, Old High German troum, German Traum “dream.”These all are perhaps from a Proto-Germanic *draugmasdeception, illusion, phantasm” (source also of Old Saxon bidriogan, Old High German triogan, German trügen “to deceive, delude,” Old Norse draugr “ghost, apparition“). Possible cognates outside Germanic are Sanskrit druh- “seek to harm, injure,” Avestan druz- “lie, deceive.” Old English dream meant “joy, mirth, noisy merriment,” also “music. Much study has failed to prove that Old English dream is the source of the modern word for “sleeping vision,” despite being identical in form. Perhaps the meaning of the word changed dramatically, or “vision” was an unrecorded secondary Old English meaning of dream, or there are two words here. OED offers this theory for the absence of dream in the modern sense in the record of Old English: “It seems as if the presence of dream ‘joy, mirth, music,’ had caused dream ‘dream’ to be avoided, at least in literature, and swefn, lit. ‘sleep,’ to be substituted ….”The dream that meant “joy, mirth, music” faded out of use after early Middle English. According to Middle English Compendium, the replacement of swefn (Middle English swevn) by dream in the sense “sleeping vision” occurs earliest and is most frequent in the East Midlands and the North of England, where Scandinavian influence was strongest. Dream in the sense of “that which is presented to the mind by the imaginative faculty, though not in sleep is from 1580s. The meaning “ideal or aspiration” is from 1931, from the earlier sense of “something of dream-like beauty or charm” (1888). The notion of “ideal” is behind dream girl (1850), etc. Before it meant “sleeping vision” Old English swefn meant “sleep,” as did a great many Indo-European “dream” nouns originally, such as Lithuanian sapnas, Old Church Slavonic sunu, and the Romanic words (French songe, Spanish sueño, Italian sogno all from Latin somnium. All of these (including Old English swefn) are from PIE *swep-no-, which also is the source of Greek hypnos(from PIE root *swep- “to sleep”).  
So, it appears that all the positive and romanticized ideas of “dream” are from very recent history.  Until recently it was always considered to be deception, illusion, phantasm, delusion, ghost/spirit, apparition, a lie meant to deceive, harm or injure!

dream (v.)

mid-13c., dremen, “to have a dream or dreams, be partly and confusedly aware of images and thoughts during sleep,” from dream (n.). Transitive sense of “see in a dream” is from c. 1300. Sense of “think about idly, vainly, or fancifully; give way to visionary expectation” is from late 14c. Related: Dreameddreaming. To dream up “picture (something) in one’s mind” is by 1941.

dreamland (n.)

“land or region seen in dreams,” hence “the land of fancy or imagination,” 1827, from dream (n.) + land (n.).

fancyFrom Middle English fansyfantsy, a contraction of fantasyfantasyefantasie, from Old French fantasie, from Medieval Latin fantasia, from Late Latin phantasia (an idea, notion, fancy, phantasm), from Ancient Greek φαντασία (phantasía), from φαντάζω (phantázōto render visible),[1] from φαντός (phantósvisible), from φαίνω (phaínōto make visible); from the same root as φάος (pháoslight); ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰh₂nyéti, from the root *bʰeh₂- (to shine)Doublet of fantasiafantasyphantasia and phantasy.
To give form, create an IMAGE of a thought or idea in your mind.


dream-world (n.)

world of dreams or illusions,” 1817, from dream (n.) + world.

pipe dream (n.)

the sort of improbable fantasy one has while smoking opium, 1870, from pipe (n.1) in the smoking sense + dream (n.). Old English pipdream meant “piping,” from dream in the sense of “music.”

day-dream (n.)

also daydream, “a reverie, pleasant and visionary fancy indulged in when awake,” 1680s, from day + dream (n.). As a verb, attested from 1820. Related: Day-dreamerday-dreamingDaymare “feeling resembling a nightmare experienced while awake” is from 1737.
landscape seen in dreams,” 1858, from dream (n.) + second element abstracted from landscape, etc.

dreamer (n.)
early 14c., “one who dreams,” agent noun from dream (v.). Meaning “idler, daydreamer” emerged by late 14c. Old English dreamere meant “musician.”

Idle hands are the Devil’s Workshop!

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Bible Verses About Dreams

Compiled by The BibleStudyTools Staff on 02/19/2021
Bible Verses About Dreams
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Bible Verses about Dreams and Visions: Top Scripture Quotes Dreams are an important part of many Biblical stories and passages. They offer insight and foresight into the favored decisions or actions that should be made. Many dreams include visions of divine symbols or the Lord, himself, sharing wisdom that changes the course of history. Conversely, some dreams present a clear example of what could go wrong if the way of God is abandoned. cer
17 “ ‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.
17 To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds.
Much dreaming and many words are meaningless. Therefore fear God.
But God came to Abimelek in a dreamone night and said to him, “You are as good as dead because of the woman you have taken; she is a married woman.”
We both had dreams,” they answered, “but there is no one to interpret them.” Then Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams.”
Then he remembered his dreams about them and said to them, “You are spies! You have come to see where our land is unprotected.”
32 Indeed, I am against those who prophesy false dreams,declares the LORD. “They tell them and lead my people astray with their reckless lies, yet I did not send or appoint them.They do not benefit these people in the least,” declares the LORD.
13 When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.”
19 After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt
he said, “Listen to my words: “When there is a prophet among you, I, the LORD, reveal myself to them in visions, I speak to them in dreams.
The idols speak deceitfully, diviners see visions that lie; they tell dreams that are false, they give comfort in vain. Therefore the people wander like sheep oppressed for lack of a shepherd.
Then the hordes of all the nations that fight against Ariel, that attack her and her fortress and besiege her, will be as it is with a dream, with a vision in the night
as when a hungry person dreams of eating, but awakens hungry still; as when a thirsty person dreams of drinking, but awakens faint and thirsty still. So will it be with the hordes of all the nations that fight against Mount Zion.
In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel had a dream, and visions passed through his mind as he was lying in bed. He wrote down the substance of his dream.
Daniel said: “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me were the four winds of heaven churning up the great sea.
Four great beasts, each different from the others, came up out of the sea.
If a prophet, or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you and announces to you a sign or wonder,
and if the sign or wonder spoken of takes place, and the prophet says, “Let us follow other gods” (gods you have not known) “and let us worship them,”
you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer. The LORD your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul.
We have discovered that Satan had put thoughts into Peter’s mind. This means that the answer to the question, “Can Satan put thoughts in our minds?” is “Yes!” Satan can put thoughts into our minds and we should not be surprised if the thoughts are anti-God and cause us to doubt Him and what He said in the Bible – the Word of God.
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Dreams bring up a myriad of emotions, take us to strange or wonderful places, and help us process our life.

Some dreams feel so real, you wake up not knowing if what you just experienced actually took place!

How do we know which dreams are from God and which dreams aren’t?

Which dreams are our subconscious processing our day or working out something we are worried about?

Each dream comes from one of three sources: God, ourselves, or Satan.

We know from the Bible that God loves to speak to His people through their dreams. He often speaks in a way that requires some understanding or interpretation. Other times He appears Himself to give a Divine message.

If God gives you a dream, he gives the interpretation.
Gen 40:8  Do not interpretations belong to God?

Satan loves to copy God. He is unoriginal. If our enemy only gives counterfeits of God’s design, how do we discern a God-dream from a counterfeit?

To discern properly, we must understand who God is and what His attributes are. God is good. He is merciful and full of wisdom. He is not the author of confusion. He doesn’t bring fear. He is just. He is gracious. He doesn’t accuse. He is kind and gentle. He loves you.

His character will always remain the same, no matter how He speaks to us

God often speaks in parables which makes it less obvious to us humans what He is talking about. We see in scripture that Jesus often spoke in parables throughout his ministry. Painting a picture helps us remember a story well.

Our dreams are no different. God uses items, situations, people, colors, places, and more as symbols in our dreams to communicate with us. Sometimes these parables seem strange. Strange, but never terrifying.

God is creative in how He conveys His message, but He will never contradict scripture or violate His nature when He speaks to you through your dreams. It is important to know the Word so that you can discern when the enemy is twisting God’s truth.

God’s heart is full of love for you and He wants to connect with you through the dreams He gives you.

I find dreams from God to be very vivid. They are usually in color, and one storyline or idea is cohesive with the rest, like a movie. Usually, I wake up remembering part or all of the dream rather profoundly, as if I lived it.

I try to take a few minutes to lay in bed and remember all that I can. I pay attention to the emotions I am feeling immediately upon waking. I ask God to help me interpret what He is saying to me. Then, I try to write it all down. Often the dream, or elements of it, will stick with me the rest of the day.

Most of my dreams are from God or are me processing life. Once in a while I have an emotionally disturbing dream or a disjointed type of dream where the storyline is so broken up, it’s as if it were parts of different films pasted together awkwardly.

Recently I had one such dream that was filled with fear; the storyline was fragmented and stressful. The faces of the characters kept changing even though they were supposed to be the same people in the dream. I could not make sense of what was happening. When I woke up, I felt alone and complacent.

Some dreams are accusing. The accuser (Satan) will come at you in dreams if he can. You feel afraid and tormented by these dreams.

When we know how our enemy operates, it helps us discern when he is attacking through a dream. He comes to your dreams using fear, shame, self-loathing, accusing, tormenting, death, murder, pain, hopelessness, complacency, lies, betrayal, confusion, and abuse.

Often when you wake, you still feel the sting of fear and confusion and it gives a good indication that what you dreamt was not from the Lord.

How do we handle it when we wake up disturbed by a dream?


As Christians, we have the authority from Jesus to command the author of fear to leave us alone. Take that authority and pray! Wait for the peace, and when you feel it come, ask God what His truth is for you.

Pray before you go to bed and ask God to send his angels to protect you and your dreams. Ask God to speak to you through your dreams. Be expectant.

Remember that God loves you and longs to connect with you

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As we are in the discussion of spiritual warfare on my blog I only found it fitting to Feature Gretchen Fleming’s blog post “3 Ways to Stand Firm Against the Lies of the Enemy“.  It is no big revelation to hear that Satan attacks the mind. He has been doing it from the beginning and he won’t be changing anytime soon.  What isn’t new is his strategies, he is always attempting to devour us so we need to be able to recognize them.  He often disguises himself as our own thoughts and inflicts various wounds by planting bad seeds. He can make you believe things that aren’t true or that never took place. Satan causes confusion and makes you question just about anything.

I do want to clarify that while Satan himself isn’t exactly the culprit, spiritual warfare stems from him.  Demonic influences are at play and the attacks on the mind are one of the many tactics that the kingdom of darkness uses against us.

The battle ensues, but the victory is ours in Christ.  By no means does Satan have the power that God does and he is greatly inferior.  However, spiritual warfare is real and it is intended to make us feel defeated.  Below I’ve listed the tactics that you need to be aware of…

3 Ways That Satan Attacks

  •  Deception/Lies – Satan is a deceiver.  From the very first time he entered the scene he started off by deceiving Eve.  He caused her to doubt what God had said to her.  Satan will attempt to deceive you into believing in him instead of what God says in his Word.  Are you believing lies instead of truth today about who God says you are?  Are you stuck in a place of doubt?
  • Condemnation – Perhaps you cannot seem to escape the feeling of shame and condemnation over your past.  The Lord says that you are a new creation in Christ and that all things are new.  If you are having thoughts of condemnation and feeling like you are unloved by God then you are under attack.
  • Accusations – Satan is the accuser of the brethren.  In the book of Job it says that the enemy patrols the earth, watching and waiting to find someone to accuse.  When someone accuses you of wrongdoing and you are innocent it may cause you to doubt, fear, and cower.  Those accusations can cause you mental defeat and lead to things like depression.  Are you letting false accusations hinder your purpose?

What we let into our mind is sure to eventually penetrate our heart.


Synonyms for DREAMER: Don Quixote, fantast, idealist, idealizer, ideologue, romantic, romanticist, utopian; Antonyms for DREAMER: hardnose, pragmatist, realist
fantasy  – făn′tə-sē, -zē


  1. The creative imagination; unrestrained fancy.
  2. Something, such as an invention, that is a creation of the fancy.
  3. A capricious or fantastic idea; a conceit.
  4. A genre of fiction or other artistic work characterized by fanciful or supernatural elements.
  5. A work of this genre.
  6. An imagined event or sequence of mental images, such as a daydream, usually fulfilling a wish or psychological need.
  7. An unrealistic or improbable supposition.
Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction involving magical elements, typically set in a fictional universe and sometimes inspired by mythology and folklore. Its roots are in oral traditions, which then became fantasy literature and drama. Wikipedia
Essentially oneiromancy is a dream based form of divination: a system based on interpreting dreams that use the dreams to predict the future and obtain useful information. Oneiromancy is in essence dreamdivination. Your dreams and the art of divination come one in hand. Elements of the mystical, synchronicity and surprise are in al.
bard  – bärd


  1. One of an ancient Celtic order of minstrel poets who composed and recited verses celebrating the legendary exploits of chieftains and heroes(idols or gods)
  2. A poet, especially a lyric poet.
  3. A piece of armor used to protect or ornament a horse.
DRUID BARD –  BARDS AND VATESfrom The Ancient Faith of Britain
Bards were the original Celtic priests, so called from their chanting to the deities in their sacred office. This opinion is also held by Borlase. The division into Druids, Bards, and Ovates came later, when each had its peculiar honours and duties, and all were equally endowed and protected by the state. The term ” Bard “ is said by some to have been derived from one Bardus, the fifth king of Britain, circa 2082, a.m., and who was a man famous for the invention of verses and music. Verse was anciently the principal vehicle for conveying information.The Hindoo Arithmetic is in verse.The most ancient of the Cambrian Bards taught in verse and preserved the records of transactions through the medium of rhyme and measure, and when laws were to be enacted and historic facts preserved, they were thrown into triadic form.
This greatly facilitated the framing of verses containing arithmetical rules or scientific constants, which could thus be more easily remembered. At an early period the Hindoos exhibited great skill in calculating, even with large numbers.
troubadourtroo͞′bə-dôr″, -doo͝r″


  1. One of a class of 12th-century and 13th-century lyric poets in southern France, northern Italy, and northern Spain, who composed songs in langue d’oc often about courtly love.
  2. A strolling minstrel.
  3. One of a class of early poetswho first appeared in Provence, France.
minstrel  – mĭn′strəl


  1. A medieval entertainer who traveled from place to place, especially to sing and recite poetry.
  2. A lyric poet.
  3. A musician.

minstrel (n.)

c. 1200, “a servant, a functionary;” c. 1300, “instrumental musician, singer or storyteller;” from Old French menestrel “entertainer, poet, musician; servant, workman;” also “a good-for-nothing, a rogue,” from Medieval Latin ministralis “servant, jester, singer,” from Late Latin ministerialem (nominative ministerialis) “imperial household officer, one having an official duty,” from ministerialis (adj.) “ministerial,” from Latin ministerium (see ministry). The connecting notion to entertainers is the jester, musician, etc., as a court position.Specific sense of “musician” developed in Old French, and the Norman conquest introduced the class into England, where they assimilated with the native gleemen. But in English from late 14c. to 16c. the word was used of anyone (singers, storytellers, jugglers, buffoons) whose profession was to entertain patrons. Their social importance and reputation in England deteriorated and by Elizabethan times they were ranked as a public nuisance. Only in 18c. English was the word limited, in a historical sense, to “medieval singer of heroic or lyric poetry who accompanied himself on a stringed instrument.” Compare troubadourjongleur.By 1843 in American English in reference to a class of singers of “Negro melodies” and delineators of “plantation life,” usually white men in blackface (burnt cork). The act itself dates to c. 1830.

The characteristic feature of such a troupe or band is the middle-man or interlocutor, who leads talk and gives the cues, and the two end-men, who usually perform on the tambourine and the bones, and between whom the indispensable conundrums and jokesare exchanged. As now constituted, a negro-minstrel troupe retains but little of its original character except the black faces and the old jokes. [Century Dictionary, 1895]

entertain (v.)

late 15c., “to keep up, maintain, to keep (someone) in a certain frame of mind,” from Old French entretenir “hold together, stick together, support” (12c.), from entre- “among” (from Latin inter; see inter-)tenirto hold” (from Latin tenere, from PIE root *ten- “to stretch”).Sense of “have a guest” is late 15c.; that of “gratify, amuse” is 1620s. Meaning “to allow (something) to consideration, take into the mind” (of opinions, notions, etc.) is 1610s. Related: Entertained; amuse (v.)

late 15c., “to divert the attention, beguile, delude,” from Old French amuser “fool, tease, hoax, entrap; make fun of,” literally “cause to muse” (as a distraction), from a at, to” (from Latin ad, but here probably a causal prefix) muser “ponder, stare fixedly” (see muse (v.)).Original English senses obsolete; meaning “divert from serious business, tickle the fancy of” is recorded from 1630s, but through 18c. the primary meaning wasdeceive, cheatby first occupying the attention. “The word was not in reg. use bef. 1600, and was not used by Shakespere” [OED]. Bemuse retains more of the original meaning. Greek amousos meantwithout Muses, hence “uneducated.”

muse (v.)

to reflect, ponder, meditate; to be absorbed in thought,” mid-14c., from Old French muser (12c.) “to ponder, dream, wonder; loiter, waste time,” which is of uncertain origin; the explanation in Diez and Skeat is literally “to stand with one’s nose in the air” (or, possibly, “to sniff about” like a dog who has lost the scent), from muse “muzzle,” from Gallo-Roman *musasnout,” itself a word of unknown origin. The modern word probably has been influenced in sense by muse (n.). Related: Musedmusing.

Muse (n.)

late 14c., “one of the nine Muses of classical mythology,” daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, protectors of the arts; from Old French Muse and directly from Latin Musa, from Greek Mousa, “the Muse,” also “music, song,” ultimately from PIE root *men (1) “to think.” Meaninginspiring goddess of a particular poet” (with a lower-case m-) is from late 14c.TO be “inspired” by spirits.  In Spired – to receive from spirits, specifically the Muses.The traditional names and specialties of the nine Muses areCalliope (epic poetry),  Clio (history)Erato (love poetry, lyric art)Euterpe (music, especially flute)Melpomene (tragedy),Polymnia (hymns)Terpsichore (dance)Thalia (comedy)Urania (astronomy).

minstrelsy (n.)

c. 1300, menstracie, “instrumental music; action of making music for entertainment; musicians or entertainers generally, the art or occupation of minstrels,” from Anglo-French menestralsie, from Old French menestrel (see minstrel).
wandering minstrel of medieval times,” 1779, a revival in a technical sense (by modern historians and novelists) of Norman-French jongleur, a variant of Old French  jogleor  “minstrel, itinerant player; joker, juggler, clown” (12c.), from Latin ioculatorjester, joker” (see juggler).
professional jester; a minstrel,” c. 1500, from Latin ioculator “a joker, jester,” from iocus “pastime; a joke” (see joke (n.)).
mid-14c., gestourjestour “a minstrel, professional reciter of romances,” agent noun from gesten “recite a tale” (a jester’s original function), from geste “action, exploit” (see jest (n.)). Sense of “buffoon in a prince’s court” is from c. 1500. Sterne (1759) uses jestee, but it is rare.

I have already written a good amount on the Jester and the Actor or Hypocrite.  I have also written about photography and photographers.

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The Sounds of Music in Ancient Israel 

MUSIC formed an integral part of the culture of ancient Israel. Trumpets and horns were blown to call people to worship and to signal momentous events. Harps and lyres were plucked and strummed to pacify royalty. ( 1 Samuel 16:14-23) Drums, cymbals, and rattles were beaten and shaken to celebrate a joyful occasion. — 2 Samuel 6:5; 1

The Delphic Hymns are two Ancient Greek musical compositions that date back to around 128 BCE. After the hymns were first discovered in 1893, the First Hymn was dated to 138 BCE. However, modern research suggests that both hymns were written around the same time in 128 BCE for a performance at the Athenian Pythaides.
Music has been used to worship a deity for over a (multiple) millennium and in Christianity from its inception around 30 AD. The music used in the first churches was likely simple chants, using only the voices of the adherents, though instruments have been used for music in general since 4000 BC or earlier.
The early Church fathers had strong views on the use of musical instruments in worship. They considered the practice as pagan or Jewish rather than Christian. Dr Hughes Oliphant Old, in his work on The Patristic Roots of Reformed Worship, says: As is well known, the ancient Church did not admit the use of instrumental music in worship.
The first of the two references from Genesis 4 mentions Jubal, the one who invented instrumental music. The second verse contains the first transcribed song, although it is unrelated to worship. The passage in Genesis 31:27, also unrelated to worship, merely confirms that instrumental music was associated with times of social merriment.
6. A Movement From Accompaniment To Immersion Environments – And Back Again. This is a challenging one for us today. The younger generation wants to feel surrounded by the music of worship, entering into a truly communal experience by sharing an encounter with God in ways that often involve more listening than singing.
Music formed an important part of Egyptian life, and musicians occupied a variety of positions in Egyptian societyMusic found its way into many contexts in Egypt: temples, palaces, workshops, farms, battlefields and the tombMusic was an integral part of religious worship in ancient Egypt, so it is not surprising that there were gods specifically associated with music, such as Hathor and Bes (both were also associated with dance, fertility and childbirth).

All the major categories of musical instruments (percussion, wind, stringed) were represented in pharaonic Egypt. Percussion instruments included hand-held drums, rattles, castanets, bells, and the sistrum–a highly important rattle used in religious worship. Hand clapping too was used as a rhythmic accompaniment. Wind instruments included flutes (double and single, with reeds and without) and trumpets. Stringed instruments included harps, lyres, and lutes–plucked rather than bowed. Instruments were frequently inscribed with the name of the owner and decorated with representations of the goddess (Hathor) or god (Bes) of music. Both male and female voices were also frequently used in Egyptian music.

Professional musicians existed on a number of social levels in ancient Egypt. Perhaps the highest status belonged to temple musicians; the office of “musician” (shemayet) to a particular god or goddess was a position of high status frequently held by women. Musicians connected with the royal household were held in high esteem, as were certain gifted singers and harp players. Somewhat lower on the social scale were musicians who acted as entertainers for parties and festivals, frequently accompanied by dancers. Informal singing is suggested by scenes of workers in action; captions to many of these pictures have been interpreted as words of songs. Otherwise there is little evidence for the amateur musician in pharaonic Egypt, and it is unlikely that musical achievement was seen as a desirable goal for individuals who were not professionals.

The ancient Egyptians did not notate their music before the Graeco-Roman period, so attempts to reconstruct pharaonic music remain speculative. Representational evidence can give a general idea of the sound of Egyptian music. Ritual temple music was largely a matter of the rattling of the sistrum, accompanied by voice, sometimes with harp and/or percussion. Party/festival scenes show ensembles of instruments (lyres, lutes, double and single reed flutes, clappers, drums) and the presence (or absence) of singers in a variety of situations.


Worship songs, in their many forms, are to be a means by which God’s Word is implanted in our hearts. With these ancient sources commending to us the use of songs to shape faith, it makes sense that we would choose our songs carefully and intentionally.
While music plays a significant role in many of the world’s religions, it is in the Hindu religion that one finds one of the closest bonds between music and religious experience extending for millennia. The recitation of the syllable OM and the chanting of Sanskrit Mantras and hymns from the Vedas formed the core of ancient fire sacrifices. The Upanishads articulated OM as Śabda-Brahman …
Music was as much a part of ancient cultures as it is a part of ours today. Music was used for worship, education, and enjoyment. It surrounded the biggest moments in a person’s life: weddings, warfare, funerals, celebrations. In Ancient Greece, music was simple, melodic, and quite often improvised. Ancient Rome in many ways adopted the …
 While researching for an article on Pandit Ramkrishnabua Vaze (1858-1943) — one of the foremost Hindustani vocalists belonging to the Gwalior Parampara, I stumbled upon a fascinating piece of historical information about Swami Vivekananda, which was either hither to unknown or simply ignored. I want to share this with the net surfers, particularly the readers of Kamat’s Potpourri, as I consider the musical side of Swami Vivekananda (also known as Narendra Nath Dutt) in his short yet eventful life, very unique. For Swami Vivekananda, music “is the highest form of art and those who understand it, is the highest form of worship(for them)” (collected works V-125)
scop (n.)

poet, minstrel, professional reciter of poetry,” Old English scop, cognate with Old High German scoph “poetry, sport, jest,” Old Norse skop “railing, mockery” from Proto-Germanic *skub-*skuf- (source also of Old High German scoph “fiction, sport, jest, derision“), from PIE *skeubh- “to shove” (see shove (v.)).

gramary (n.)

early 14c., gramarye, “grammar,” also “learning, erudition,” hence “magic, enchantment” (late 15c.), a variant of grammar; perhaps from Old French  gramaregramaire  “grammar,” also “book of conjuring or magic”(hence Modern French grimaire “gibberish, incomprehensible nonsense”). Gramarye was revived by Scott (“Lay of the Last Minstrel,” 1805) in the “dark magic” sense.
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One World – One Language –  (Spell of Spelling)


bones (n.)

late Old English, “the bony structure of the body; bones of the body collectively,” plural of bone (n.). Extended sense “basic outline or framework” (of a plot, etc.) is from 1888. As a colloquial way to say “dice,” it is attested from late 14c. (dice anciently were made from the knucklebones of animals). As a nickname for “a surgeon,” it dates to 1887, short for sawbones. Figurative make bones about “be unable to swallow” (mid-15c.) refers to fish bones found in soup, etc. To feel something in (one’s) bones “have a presentiment” is 1867, American English. From 1590s as “pieces of bone or ivory struck or rattled to accompany music,” hence the nickname Bones for one of the end-men in a minstrel ensemble.

“Oracle bones were used to practice of a form of divination, fortune-telling, known as pyro-osteomancy. Pyro-osteomancy is when seers tell the future based on the cracks in an animal bone or turtle shell either in their natural state or after having been burned. The cracks were then used to determine the future.

disport (v.)

late 14c., disporten, “to divert (from sadness or ennui), cheer, amuse gaily,” from Anglo-French disporter “divert, amuse,” Old French desporter “to seek amusement,” literally “carry away” (the mind from serious matters), from des- “away” (see dis-) porter “to carry,” from Latin portare “to carry” (from PIE root *per- (2) “to lead, pass over“).Compare disporter “a minstrel or jester” (early 15c.), also Latin deportare “to carry away, transport,” in Medieval Latin also “divert, amuse.” For a similar sense evolution, compare distractdiverttransport (v.). Intransitive sense of “to play, sport” is from late 14c.

bard (n.)

ancient Celtic minstrel-poet,” mid-15c., from Scottish, from Old Celtic bardos “poet, singer,” from Celtic *bardo-, possibly from PIE *gwredho- “he who makes praises,” suffixed form of root *gwere- (2) “to favor.”In historical times, a term of great respect among the Welsh, but one of contempt among the Scots (who considered them itinerant troublemakers). Subsequently idealized by Scott in the more ancient sense of “lyric poet, singer.” Poetic use of the word in English is from Greek bardos, Latin bardus, both from Gaulish.

minister (n.)

c. 1300, “man consecrated to service in the Christian Church, an ecclesiastic;” also “an agent acting for a superior, one who acts upon the authority of another,” from Old French menistre “servant, valet, member of a household staff, administrator, musician, minstrel” (12c.) and directly from Latin minister (genitive ministri) “inferior, servant, priest’s assistant” (in Medieval Latin, “priest”), from minusminorless,” hence “subordinate” (from PIE root *mei- (2) “small“) + comparative suffix *-teros. Formed on the model of magister (see master (n.)).

Minister views a man as serving a churchpastor views him as caring for a church as a shepherd cares for sheep; clergyman views him as belonging to a certain class; divine is properly one learned in theology, a theologian; parson, formerly a respectful designation, is now little better than a jocular name for a clergyman; priest regards a man as appointed to offer sacrifice. [Century Dictionary, 1895]

The political sense of “high officer of the state, person appointed by a sovereign or chief magistrate of a country as the responsible head of a department of the government” is attested from 1620s, from notion of “one who renders official service service to the crown.” From 1709 as “a diplomatic representative of a country abroad.” A minister without portfolio (1841, in a French context) has cabinet status but is not in charge of a specific department.




technologist– tĕk-nŏl′ə-jĭst  – noun
  1. A specialist in technology.
  2. One versed in technology; one who discourses or treats of arts or of the terms of arts.
  3. One skilled in technology; one who treats of arts, or of the terms of arts.


wizard  –
wĭz′ərd – noun
  1. One who practices magic; a sorcerer or magician.
  2. A skilled or clever person.
  3. A sage.
sagesāj –


  1. One venerated for experience, judgment, and wisdom.

sage (adj.)

wise, judicious, prudent,” c. 1300 (late 12c. as a surname), from Old French sage “wise, knowledgeable, learned; shrewd, skillful” (11c.), from Gallo-Roman *sabius, from Vulgar Latin *sapius, from Latin sapere “have a taste, have good taste, be wise” (from PIE root *sap- “to taste;” see sap (n.1)). Originally of persons, but that use is now poetic only or archaic; of advice, etc., “characterized by wisdom” is from 1530s. Related: Sageness.sage (n.2)

wise man, man of profound wisdom, venerable man known as a grave philosopher,” mid-14c., from sage (adj.). Originally applied to the Seven Sages — Thales, Solon, Periander, Cleobulus, Chilon, Bias, and Pittacus — men of ancient Greece renowned for practical wisdom.

Is Modern Technology Killing Us?

Technology separates us from the natural world by diverting our focus from natural to human-made wonders. The philosopher Lewis Mumford wrote, “Every theoretic innovation, no matter how innocent in intention, automatically multiplies the number of practical products – and, more significantly, profit-making wants.”
The problem with technology is that most innovations have unintended consequences, and those unintended consequences are piling up, causing harm and creating dangers of existential magnitude. We turn a blind eye to those dangers and uncritically presume that, for all but the creepiest technologies (such as animal cloning), the benefits outweigh the risks and that technological innovation is humanity’s highest calling.
Global monoculture rarely sees a technology it doesn’t like. Working off the tacit assumption that technological innovation can and will solve the most critical threats to civilization – the collapsing environment, poverty, tyranny, disease pandemics and resource depletion – we are quick to celebrate unproven technologies and slow, oh so dangerously slow, to critically examine their safety and utility. It’s as though a magical spell has pervaded our groupthink, immersing us in deluded fantasies of meeting human needs with a few swipes of a touchscreen.
Technology is the practical application of scientific knowledge, the manipulation of elements (fire, water, rock) to create tools, methods and products. Primitive technologies like fire and spears enabled humans to meet their basic needs more easily and, hence, be fruitful and multiply. Modern technologies optimize comfort, convenience and speed, enabling humans to be very fruitful indeed, not only with respect to procreation, but in our astonishing ability to create and share ideas, literature, art and music. Still, it must be said that very rich cultures predate modern technology by centuries, and modern communications technologies may have reached a tipping point where what is authentically created and shared is overshadowed by market-driven, corporate-generated content that is sold or imposed.
Although technology can have an advantage towards society, it can also pose a threat by invading people’s private lives. It limits one’s power and control to be their autonomous selves. Someone can be observed at all times, but he/she may never know when, where, or even why. One’s rights are violated and ignored with a single click.

Screens of every sort — phones, tablets, laptops, televisions — are dominating our lives more than ever, and it can be hard to determine an appropriate barrier between them and our real interactions. Everyone in the world, therefore, is gradually deviating from his/her affection, emotion, and empathy. In other words, less human.

There is a culture of demanding entertainment no matter the cost. Are we really that famished for entertainment? If we allow technology to swallow up our humanity, this world will inevitably become a desensitized one.

Confirmed! We Live in a Simulation

We must never doubt Elon Musk again

Confirmed! We Live in a Simulation
Credit: Sean Gladwell Getty Images

Ever since the philosopher Nick Bostrom proposed in the Philosophical Quarterly that the universe and everything in it might be a simulation, there has been intense public speculation and debate about the nature of reality. Such public intellectuals as Tesla leader and prolific Twitter gadfly Elon Musk have opined about the statistical inevitability of our world being little more than cascading green code. Recent papers have built on the original hypothesis to further refine the statistical bounds of the hypothesis, arguing that thechance that we live in a simulation may be 50–50.

The claims have been afforded some credence by repetition by luminaries no less esteemed than Neil deGrasse Tyson, the director of Hayden Planetarium and America’s favorite science popularizer. Yet there have been skeptics. Physicist Frank Wilczek has argued that there’s too much wasted complexity in our universe for it to be simulated. Building complexity requires energy and time. Why would a conscious, intelligent designer of realities waste so many resources into making our world more complex than it needs to be? It’s a hypothetical question, but still may be needed.: Others, such as physicist and science communicator Sabine Hossenfelder, have argued that the question is not scientific anyway. Since the simulation hypothesis does not arrive at a falsifiable prediction, we can’t really test or disprove it, and hence it’s not worth seriously investigating.

What if the Universe was different?


Pretty much since the dawn of philosophy we have been asking the question: Why do we need consciousness? What purpose does it serve? Well, the purpose is easy to extrapolate once we concede the simulation hypothesis. Consciousness is an integrated (combining five senses) subjective interface between the self and the rest of the universe. The only reasonable explanation for its existence is that it is there to be an “experience.” That’s its primary raison d’être. Parts of it may or may not provide any kind of evolutionary advantage or other utility. But the sum total of it exists as an experience and hence must have the primary function of being an experience. An experience by itself as a whole is too energy-expensive and information-restrictive to have evolved as an evolutionary advantage. The simplest explanation for the existence of an experience or qualia is that it exists for the purpose of being an experience.

There is nothing in philosophy or science, no postulates, theories or laws, that would predict the emergence of this experience we call consciousness. Natural laws do not call for its existence, and it certainly does not seem to offer us any evolutionary advantages. There can only be two explanations for its existence. First is that there are evolutionary forces at work that we don’t know of or haven’t theorized yet that select for the emergence of the experience called consciousness. The second is that the experience is a function we serve, a product that we create, an experience we generate as human beings. Who do we create this product for? How do they receive the output of the qualia generating algorithms that we are? We don’t know. But one thing’s for sure, we do create it. We know it exists. That’s the only thing we can be certain about. And that we don’t have a dominant theory to explain why we need it.

So here we are generating this product called consciousness that we apparently don’t have a use for, that is an experience and hence must serve as an experience. The only logical next step is to surmise that this product serves someone else.

Now, one criticism that can be raised of this line of thinking is that unlike the RPG characters in, say. Grand Theft Auto, we actually experience the qualia ourselves. If this is a product for someone else than why are we experiencing it? Well, the fact is the characters in Grand Theft Auto also experience some part of the qualia of their existence. The experience of the characters is very different from the experience of the player of the game, but between the empty character and the player there is a gray area where parts of the player and parts of the character combine to some type of consciousness.

The players feel some of the disappointments and joys that are designed for the character to feel. The character experiences the consequences of the player’s behavior. This is a very rudimentary connection between the player and the character, but already with virtual reality devices we are seeing the boundaries blur. When we are riding a roller coaster as a character in say the Oculus VR device, we feel the gravity.

Where is that gravity coming from? It exists somewhere in the space between the character that is riding the roller coaster and our minds occupying the “mind” of the character. It can certainly be imagined that in the future this in-between space would be wider. It is certainly possible that as we experience the world and generate qualia, we are experiencing some teeny tiny part of the qualia ourselves while maybe a more information-rich version of the qualia is being projected to some other mind for whose benefit the experience of consciousness first came into existence.

So, there you have it. The simplest explanation for the existence of consciousness is that it is an experience being created, by our bodies, but not for us. We are qualia-generating machines. Like characters in Grand Theft Auto, we exist to create integrated audiovisual outputs. Also, as with characters in Grand Theft Auto, our product mostly likely is for the benefit of someone experiencing our lives through us.

What are the implications of this monumental find? Well, first of all we can’t question Elon Musk again. Ever. Secondly, we must not forget what the simulation hypothesis really is. It is the ultimate conspiracy theory. The mother of all conspiracy theories, the one that says that everything, with the exception of nothing, is fake and a conspiracy designed to fool our senses. All our worst fears about powerful forces at play controlling our lives unbeknownst to us, have now come true. And yet this absolute powerlessness, this perfect deceitoffers us no way out in its reveal. All we can do is come to terms with the reality of the simulation and make of it what we can.

Here, on earth. In this life.


reality – rē-ăl′ĭ-tē – noun
  1. The quality or state of being actual or true.
  2. One, such as a person, an entity, or an event, that is actual.
  3. The totality of all things possessing actuality, existence, or essence.

what is real or existent; resemblance to what is real:reality show; something that constitutes an actual thing:The reality is that he is your son.

re·al·i·ty  – (rē-ăl′ĭ-tē)

n.pl. re·al·i·ties

1. The quality or state of being actual or true.
2. One, such as a person, an entity, or an event, that is actual: “the weight of history and political realities” (Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.).
3. The totality of all things possessing actuality, existence, or essence.
4. That which exists objectively and in fact: Your observations do not seem to be about reality.

reality – (rɪˈælɪtɪ)

npl -ties

1. the state of things as they are or appear to be, rather than as one might wish them to be
2. something that is real
3. the state of being real

4. (Philosophy) philosophy

a.that which exists, independent of human awareness
b. thetotality of facts as they are, independent of human awareness of them. See also conceptualism Compare appearance6
5.in reality actually; in fact

real (adj.)

early 14c., “actually existing, having physical existence (not imaginary);” mid-15c., “relating to things” (especially property), from Old French reel “real, actual,” from Late Latin realis “actual,” in Medieval Latin “belonging to the thing itself,” from Latin res “property, goods, matter, thing, affair,” which de Vaan traces to a PIE *Hreh-i- “wealth, goods,” source also of Sanskrit rayimrayah “property, goods,” Avestan raii-i- “wealth.“The meaning “genuine” is recorded from 1550s; the sense of “unaffected, no-nonsense” is from 1847. As a noun, the real, “that which actually exists,” by 1818 (Coleridge). The real thing “the genuine article” is by 1818.


real (comparative realer or more realsuperlative realest or most real)

  1. Truegenuine, not merely nominal or apparent. quotations ▼
  2. Genuine, not artificialcounterfeit, or fake. quotations ▼
    This is real leather.
  3. Genuineunfeignedsincerequotations ▼
    These are real tears!
  4. Actuallybeingexisting, or occurring; not fictitious or imaginaryquotations ▼
    a description of real life
  5. That has objectivephysicalexistence.
    No one has ever seen a real unicorn.
  6. (economics) Having been adjusted to remove the effects of inflation; measured in purchasing power (contrast nominal).
    My dad calculated my family’s real consumption per month.
    What is the real GNP of this polity?
  7. (economics) Relating to the result of the actions of rational agents; relating to neoclassical economic models as opposed to Keynesian models.
  8. (mathematics, of a number) Being either a rational number, or the limit of a convergent infinite sequence of rational numbers: being one of a set of numbers with a one-to-one correspondence to the points on a line.
  9. (law) Relating to immovable tangible property. quotations ▼
  10. Absolutecompleteutter.
    This is a real problem.
  11. (slang) Signifying meritoriousqualities or actions especially as regard the enjoyment of life, prowess at sports, or success wooingpotentialpartners.
    I’m keeping it real.


true– (truː(tro͞o)

adjtruer or truest

1. not false, fictional, or illusory; factual or factually accurate; conforming with reality
2. (prenominalbeing of real or natural origin; genuine; notsynthetic: true leather.


a. unswervingly faithful and loyalto friends, a cause, etc: true follower.
b. (as collective nounpreceded by the): the loyal and the true.
4. faithful to a particular concept of truth, esp of religious truth: true believer.
5. conforming to a required standard, law, or pattern: true aimtrue fit.
6. (Music, other) exactly in tune: true note.
7. (Navigation) (of a compass bearing)according to the earth’s geographical rather than magnetic poles: true north.
8. (Biology) biology conforming to the typical structure of a designatedtype: sphagnum moss is a true moss, Spanish moss is not.
9. (General Physics) physics not apparent or relative; taking into account all complicatingfactors: the true expansion of a liquid takes into account the expansion of the containerCompare apparent3
10.not trueinformal unbelievable; remarkable: she’s got so much money it’s not true.
11.true to lifeexactly comparable with reality


correct alignment (esp in the phrases in true, out of true)


12.truthfully; rightly
13.precisely or unswervingly: he shot true.
14.(Biology) biology without variation from the ancestraltype: to breed true.

vbtruestruing or trued

(tr) to adjust so as to make true
[Old English triewerelated to Old Frisian triūweOld Saxon, Old High German triuwi loyal, Old Norse tryggrsee trow, trust]
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truth (n.)

Old English triewð (West Saxon), treowð (Mercian) “faith, faithfulness, fidelity, loyalty; veracity, quality of being true; pledge, covenant,” from Germanic abstract noun *treuwitho, from Proto-Germanic treuwaz “having or characterized by good faith,” from PIE *drew-o-, a suffixed form of the root *deru- “be firm, solid, steadfast.” With Germanic abstract noun suffix *-itho (see -th (2)).
Sense of “something that is true” is first recorded mid-14c. Meaning “accuracy, correctness” is from 1560s. English and most other IE languages do not have a primary verb for “speak the truth,” as a contrast to lie (v.). Truth squad in U.S. political sense first attested in the 1952 U.S. presidential election campaign.

verity –vĕr′ĭ-tē – noun
  1. The quality or condition of being true, factual, or real.
  2. Something, such as a statement or principle, that is true, especially an enduring truth. synonymtruth.
  3. The quality of being true or real; true or real nature or principle; reality; truth; fact.


verity (n.) late 14c., from Anglo-French and Old French verite “truth, sincerity, loyalty” (12c.), from Latin veritatem (nominative veritas) “truth, truthfulness,” from verus “true” (from PIE root *were-o- “true, trustworthy“). Modern French vérité, literally “truth,” was borrowed into English 1966 as a term for naturalism or realism in film, etc.


alétheia: truth. Usage: truth, but not merely truth as spoken; truth of idea, reality, sincerity, truth in the moral sphere, divine truth revealed to man, straightforwardness. 225 alḗtheia (from 227 /alēthḗs, ” true to fact”) – properly, truth (true to fact ), reality.
The starsmoonssunand planets were gods; their movements were interpreted as gods traveling between the Earth, the underworld, and other celestial destinations. These gods were greatly involved in human affairs, and so their movements were watched closely. Many events in Maya life were planned to coincide with certain celestial moments.
However, the planets moved relative to the stars. For this reason they were called wandering stars. Our word “planet” comes from the Greek word planetes, meaning “wanderer.” Planets As Gods. To the people of many ancient civilizations, the planets were thought to be deities. Our names for the planets are the Roman names for these deities.
ALETHEIA Greek Name Αληθεια Transliteration Alêtheia Roman Name Veritas Translation Truth ( alêtheiaALETHEIA was the personified spirit ( daimona) of truth and sincerity. She had three opposites; Dolos, the god of trickery, Apate, the goddess of deception, and all the Pseudologoi, the gods of lies. Her Roman name was Veritas. She is either a daughter of Zeus or she was created by Prometheus.

deceptiondĭ-sĕp′shən – noun

  1. The use of deceit.
  2. The fact or state of being deceived.
  3. A ruse; a trick.
Planao Pistoo Plane The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon Strong’s Number: 4105 Browse Lexicon Definition to cause to stray, to lead astray, lead aside from the right way to go astray, wander, roam about metaphorically. to lead away from the truth, to lead into error, to deceive to be led into error to be led aside from the path of virtue, to go astray, sin
πλανάω Transliteration  planaō
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
KJV Translation Count — Total: 39x
The KJV translates Strong’s G4105 in the following manner: deceive (24x), err (6x), go astray (5x), seduce (2x), wander (1x), be out of the way (1x).
Strong’s Definitions (Strong’s Definitions Legend)
πλανάωplanáō, plan-ah’-o; from G4106; to (properly, cause to) roam (from safety, truth, or virtue):—go astray, deceive, err, seduce, wander, be out of the way.
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πλανάωπλανῶ; future πλανήσω; 1 aorist ἐπλάνησα; passive, present πλανωμαι; perfect πεπλάνημαι; 1 aorist ἐπλανήθην; (πλάνη); from Aeschylus and Herodotus down; the Sept. forהִתְעָהto cause to stray, to lead astray, lead aside from the rigid way;
a. properly; in passive, the Sept. chiefly forתָּעָהto go astray, wander, roam about(first so in Homer, Iliad 23, 321): Matthew 18:121 Peter 2:25 (from Isaiah 53:6, cf. Exodus 23:4; Psalm 118:176 (Ps. 119:176); Hebrews 11:38.
b. metaphorically, to lead away from the truth, to lead into error, to deceiveτιναMatthew 24:451124Mark 13:56John 7:121 John 2:261 John 3:72 Timothy 3:13aRevelation 2:20 G L T Tr WHRevelation 12:913:1419:2020:3,8,10ἑαυτόν1 John 1:8; passive, to be led into error(R. V. be led astray): Luke 21:8John 7:47Revelation 2:20 Rec.to err, Matthew 22:29Mark 12:2427μή πλανᾶσθε1 Corinthians 11:91 Corinthians 15:33Galatians 6:7James 1:16; especially through ignorance to be led aside from the path of virtue, to go astray, sinTitus 3:3Hebrews 5:2τῇ καρδίαHebrews 3:10ἀπό τῆς ἀληθείαςJames 5:19to wander or fall away from the true faith, of heretics2 Timothy 3:13b2 Peter 2:15;to be led away into error and sin, Revelation 18:23. (Compare: ἀποπλανάω.)

 Mat 22:29
Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scripturesnor the power of God.

 Mar 12:24
And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?

Jul 25, 2022 plano

Noun – plano (accusative singular planonplural planojaccusative plural planojn)

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Derived terms [ edit] planlingvo Galician [ edit] Etymology [ edit] Borrowed from Latin plānum . Adjective [ edit] plano m ( feminine singular plana, masculine plural planos, feminine plural planas ) planar, plane; of a geometrical plane  plan (set of intended actions)
Origin of plano- 1 Combining form representing Latin plānus level, plānum level ground Other definitions for plano (4 of 4) plano-2 a combining form meaning “moving,” “capable of movement,” used in the formation of compound words: planogamete. Origin of plano- 2 Combining form representing Greek plános wandering, roaming. See planet

planet (n.)

late Old English planete, in old astronomy, “star other than a fixed star; star revolving in an orbit,” from Old French planete (Modern French planète) and directly from Late Latin planeta, from Greek planētēs, from (asteres) planētai “wandering (stars),” from planasthai “to wander,” a word of uncertain etymology. Beekes, notes the similarity of meaning to Greek plazeinto make devious, repel, dissuade from the right path, bewilder,” but adds, “it is hard to think of a formal connection. “So called because they have apparent motion, unlike the “fixed” stars. Originally including also the moon and sun but not the Earth; modern scientific sense of “world that orbits a star” is from 1630s in English. The Greek word is an enlarged form of planesplanetos “who wanders around, wanderer,” also “wandering star, planet,” in medicine “unstable temperature.”

1) to cause to stray, to lead astray, lead aside from the right way
1a) to go astray, wander, roam about

2) metaphorically
2a) to lead away from the truth, to lead into error, to deceive 2b) to be led into error 2c) to be led aside from the path of virtue, to go astray, sin2d) to sever or fall away from the truth
2d1) of heretics
Word Origin late 19th cent.: from German, from Greek planktos ‘wandering’, from the base of plazein‘wander’.Questions about grammar and vocabulary? Find the answers with Practical English Usage online, your indispensable guide to problems in English.
Jul 25, 2022plano ( accusative singular planon, plural planoj, accusative plural planojn ) plan, design, scheme, diagramDerived terms  planling vo Galician  Etymology Borrowed from Latin plānum . Adjective plano m ( feminine singular plana, masculine plural planos, feminine plural planas ) planar, plane; of a geometrical plane
The notion is of “a drawing on a flat surface.” A doublet of plain via a later, learned French form. The meaning “scheme of action, formulated scheme for the accomplishment of some object or attainment of an end” is by 1713. plan (v.) 1728, “make a plan of; put on paper the parts, dimensions, and methods of construction of,” from plan (n.).

Mar 1, 2021 Jeremiah 29:11 is addressed to a group of people, not individuals. It’s a promise that God is still in control even when things are bleak. It’s a promise that even though things might not make sense to them now, God’s plan is still good. Many have taken this verse to mean that God will make their life easy, or they will get exactly what they want. But that’s not what this promise is. Really it’s the opposite. This verse is promising that we will have troubles. And the Israelites didn’t want to hear it; they’d rather listen to the false voices telling them the better sounding noise. Sound familiar? That’s something we do all the time.

This verse is telling us that while life will get incredibly difficult at times, it is God who is in control. And while the difficult season might not end tomorrow, God is still there and He will bring His people through it.

This is why Jesus says, Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Matthew 6:25-26

This message is a direct tie to the meaning of Jeremiah 29:11. It’s not a promise of a life where there’s nothing to worry about. It’s a promise of a life wherein the midst of worrisome problems we can have peace. Having faith, believing in God, means trusting that His plan is what’s best for us, even when it doesn’t make sense.

Some things might never make sense in this life. It must have seemed that way to the Israelites that died in captivity. But God can see things we cannot. He is orchestrating a story we are not yet privy to. One day things will be revealed, and we will see the larger picture.

Until then we have this promise. God is with us, and we can find peace and rest in that. The Gospel message isn’t one of an easy life. Rather it’s a promise that we can hope because the God we serve has overcome death and is walking beside us.

Jeremiah 29:11 NIV For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. NIV: New International Version Bible App Bible App for Kids Jeremiah 29:11 Compare Different Versions of this Verse Free Reading Plans and Devotionals related to Jeremiah 29:11 Hope
My son said to me one day, MOM, you are just to worried about reality and truth.  Those are out dated.  Nobody cares.  If technology can give us something that looks good, tastes good, feels good or gives life to our dreams…who cares if it is real??
The Fallen Angels have convinced us that the Word of God cannot be trusted.  That NASA is the only true source of truth about the beginning of our existence, the placement of the SUN, MOON, stars, and planets, and that SCIENCE will bring us EVERLASTING LIFE.
If you don’t realize by now that you have been deceived you need a HOLY GHOST infusion!  The enemy knows your vulnerability better than you do.  He is playing on your weaknesses and using your own imagination and your mouth to create your eternal prison.