Phonetic Ideograms of the subject "Religion" : last change: 27.6.00 Many ideograms of the subject "religion" contain a light-cross. It does not represent mainly the christian cross, but it is - in the phonetic picture- writing presented here - simply the best symbol for "psyche", which easily can be completed into a face. The ideogram for "old" changes, by adding one sign, into the ideogram for "death": after old age comes death. The ideogram for "reincarnation" contains the overlapping words for death and birth; due to the reading direction from bottom to top "death" is below, "birth" is on top. In the ideogram for "birth" a baby face is indicated, but also a general originating. All ideograms are composed (from bottom to top) of the 20 letters of the phonetic picture-writing described here: thus they can be read acoustically.