A mode of thinking and of using language that underscores a world view in which "… all is an unbroken and undivided movement and… each "thing" is abstracted only as a relatively invariant side or aspect of this movement" (D.BOHM, 1980, p.47)
D. BOHM, who proposed this neologism, states that this new mode "… can help to draw our attention to the way in which our ordinary language-structure puts strong and subtle pressures on us to hold a fragmentary world view" (Ibid).
BOHM observes that our present language structure is "… dominated by the divisive form of subject-verb-object… (which) tends continually to lead to fragmentation" (Ibid, p.31).
As we are generally not conscious of this ingrained bias, our whole way of forming concepts and models becomes unilateraly distorted.
BOHM does not give many factual indications for acquiring the art of such rheomodal language, but A. KORZYBSKI, in "Science and Sanity" offered numerous psychological tricks to practice it (under the different label of non aristotelician language) (1933, 1950).
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