Divine Communication 1. Prehension of Truth 'Prehension' is a term you sometimes find in texts on neurophysiology and child-development. It is the mental extension of motor-development, which means 'to grasp.' I will extend the meaning even further, on these pages, to mean: The sudden and raw grasping of, or encounter with, some Truth (unembellished). Divine communication, at its most fundamental, is a prehension. & & & Darwin's theory, when it first hit him, was a prehension of (divine) Truth. Einstein's E=MC-squared, when it hit him, was a prehension of (divine) Truth. Moments of raw, unembellished clarity: i.e., the feeling of divinity in one's midst. But after the moment fades, the everyday reality returns - and need for evidence and proofs. The need to convince others. This latter is the world of 'human communication.' & & & Human communication, at its most fundamental, is a 'contract': Reasonable, cordial communication ... from one adult to another. Responsible communication, adult to adult. Communication between one human and another human is possible because all human beings share a common ground: They live on the same planet, with the same metallic spectrum, the same gravity, the same atmosphere. They have the same basic body-shape, same diet, same genetics. They share the same geologic and evolutionary history. They reproduce the same way, have the same essential ability to use tools (one of those being spoken language). They live in groups and interact with members of that group in essentially the same way as everyone else on the planet does. In short, each human shares the larger ('global') ecology with every other human on the planet. This is what makes 'human communication' possible. Shared ecology. And when each of us interacts with another human being, there is an implied contract between oneself and that other human. Because we share the same ecology, we each are ... fellow 'contractors' in each-other's well-being. & & & But 'divine communication' derives from another program, entirely. When you engage in divine communication, you are something more than an everyday 'adult.' But also something less than an 'adult.' Both more open and more narrow. More out-of-control, but also more deeply focused. The communication is passionate, but has a laser-like directness (rudeness) to it. It is intense. & & & Divine communication is not 'of this planet.' Its climate is not earthly. It has a different gravity, a different atmosphere. It has a different genetic chain. It has a different geologic and evolutionary history. Divine communication happens in a different ecology, entirely. (A nil-ecology.) One 'intelligent-creature' confronting another 'intelligent-creature.' & & & And divine communication can, yes, be recognized. Recognized ... in a flash of prehension.