I think so..I mean..I believe that for many forms of consciousness it's more direct thought..but I am sure there are other forms of life who are not able to connect mentally, or efficiently like most humans these days, so they would have to come up with a symbolic language to communicate with.
Can the Tao that cannot be spoken, be experienced?
“Whether you sniff it smoke it eat it or shove it up your ass the result is the same: addiction.”
― William S. Burroughs
(love&forgive yourself..and everyone else)