THE LOTUS FLOWER AS A LANGUAGE SYSTEM 

The Lotus Flowers incredible geometric design and ability to morph into thousands of shapes with ease makes it an ideal instrument for the creation of an alphabet. An alphabet uses shapes often called pictograms as icons that represent vowel sounds, phonetics or meanings and form the building blocks of language. Our English language consists of 26 symbols that form the letters of our alphabet when put together create words and these words totalling perhaps a vocabulary of a million in our English language form the basis of our language system.

The Lotus Flower is an instrument that forms into thousands of shapes that is able to illustrate these pictograms or shapes, letters, language and alphabet building blocks without the need for pen or paper, which dating back to its origins over 2 500 years ago was an important requirement at a time, when the laborious task of chiselling in rock was the only viable means of recording language. The writing tablets of a language based on the forms of the Lotus Flower would be the writing tablet or screen in our minds. The ability that with this screen to record volumes of information based on series of shapes this vast, as vast as the natural storage capacity of the human brain which amounts to floors worth of rooms filled with books brimming form ceiling to floor

THE LOTUS FLOWER AS AN EDUCATIONAL TOOL

   The Lotus Flower is a fantastic device to use as an educational tool. The mental and physical interaction with the Lotus Flower creates the ideal circumstance for the stimulation of mental activity and the perfect aid for developing thinking skills. When you play with the Lotus Flower, the intricate physical movements of the geometrical structure create a kinaesthetic association between mind and body as a powerful stimulant to thinking, and brain development. The word " kinaesthetic" refers to the sensation by which bodily position, muscle tension and movement are perceived. It is an accepted fact in educational theory that memory is enhanced by kinaesthetic association and should be included in the learning process. Interacting with the Lotus Flower can encourage this development. Movement of its layers with the hands and fingers stimulates neural activity as well as developing co-ordination between fingers, hand and brain.

There are thousands of movements that the Lotus Flower can make. Deftness of finger movement is encouraged as you move the Lotus Flower into more and more shapes. You can even use the Lotus Flower to help you work on developing ambidexterity (which means being equally expert with both hands). Increasing your level of control in manipulating the Lotus Flower with your left fingers stimulates neural activity in the right half of your brain (strangely enough it is switched like this). This can create new neural pathways in your right brain (and vice versa between right hand and left brain). Extra neural pathways build a better and more powerful brain. It is important to exercise both halves of our brains to become better thinkers. The Lotus Flower is a mirror image design, whereby the left half is a mirror image of the right half. This has the potential of allowing left brain stimulation to correlate with right brain stimulation and can ultimately be used as a tool to help encourage linkage between left and right brain to bring about what is known as whole-brain thinking. You can build your brainpower further by practising precision movements and creating new and interesting shapes


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