Chapter 2: “The Lost Language of the Sun,” provide a general introduction to the topic. The latter suggests that Sensa may have been the universal language of infant humanity—or at least of the priesthood. Evidently, it had great power and, in ancient Atlantis, it was abused. The forces of darkness used Sensa to control the devas of the physical, emotional, and lower mental planes for selfish purposes. Citing the Zohar, the primary text of the Kabbalah, Jinpa argues that the biblical story of the Tower of Babel describes the Planetary Hierarchy’s response to those abuses. To prevent further damage, the “tower”—the polluted Atlantean civilization—was destroyed, the people scattered, and their languages confused (pp. 40- 41).


5 Chapter 3: “The WORD,” is pivotal to the author’s entire thesis. Jinpa explains: The WORD basically has two levels of meaning. To the public the WORD represents the Word of Power that God used to create the world, “And God spoke the WORD and the worlds came into being.” To initiates it expresses the archetypal keynote, the divine impulse behind the spiritual evolution of the world. It is this creative Vibration . . . imprinted upon the Soul of the World that is the seed of its ultimate perfection. (p. 77) Jinpa cites a work on Vedic symbolism6 to present a descriptive schema in which the power or keynote is expressed on four levels.


Their Sanskrit names and meanings are as follows (vac simply means “word”):

1. Para-vac—The supreme WORD, the Sound, the Silence, and the Sound of Silence.

2. Pasyanti-vac—The WORD manifesting as archetypal Images.

3. Madhyama-vac—The WORD manifesting in thought-forms.

4. Vaikhari-vac—The WORD manifesting as the physical universe, but particularly as audible speech and physical gestures. (p. 81, capitalization in original)

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Madhyama vac (vach)

madhyama (मध्यम) vāc / vāch (वाक् / वाच्)

Madhyama vac (Sanskrit "middle speech") is a type of speech in the process of the manifestation of Shabda-Brahman next after pashyanti. The boundary between area of audible and inaudible. Madhyama-vac is the inner state of sound, mental speech, the level of thought forms and intentions. It is connected with indriyas and is situated in the chest, in anahata. Corresponds to the state of sleep with dreams (svapna) and the subtle body (sukshma-sharira).

At this stage of the manifestation of Shabda Brahman to the disclosure of an increasingly dense content of speech, there is a division into the signifying word (vachaka) and the signified object (vachya).