Monday, September 13, 2010

On the development of meaning in language

'At first, therefore, word-clans, word families started life on the communal system with a common stock of possible and realised significances and a common right to all of them; thier individuality lay rather in the shades of expression of the same ideas than in any exclusive right of expression of a single idea. The early history of language was a development from this communal life of words to a system of individual property in one or more intellectual significances. The principle of partition was at first fluid, then increased rigidity, until word-families and finally single words are able to start life on thier own account. The last stage of the entirely natural growth of language comes when the life of the word is entirely subjected to the life of the idea which it represeents. For in the first stage of language the word is as living or even more living force than its idea; sound determines sense. In its last state the positions have been reversed; the idea becomes all important the sound secondary.'

- Sri Aurobindo. 'The Philological Method of the Veda.', The Secret of the Veda.

Friday, September 3, 2010


Once upon a time there live a Man who wanted to tell stories in a land where people never died……..this is our latest story from Brazil…..

Kathalaya is back with its week long Intensive Certificate Course on storytelling from September 20th to September 25, 2010.

Timings: 9.30-1.30 at the Kathalaya BTM Layout centre.

We will be focusing on Listening and the types of listening, Childhood journeys with analysis of knowing oneself, Stories for healing and the subtle layers of the qualities of a storyteller on the hidden aspects of storytelling……Then of course we move on to Voice, Modulations, Body language, Puppetry .

How one can create more stories, find stories and Stay with stories ……

The Fee is Rs. 6000/- inclusive of snacks, tea, materials and Certificate.

We promise you a fun filled workshop through the Story wonderland.

Contact and call us :

Kathalaya Trust, #88,BHBCS Layout,
3rd Main, 2nd Cross,
Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore 76.
mail us
call – 080-26689856 or 9986244808.