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(no subject) [Apr. 4th, 2006|04:33 pm]
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ravience
the universe is like a giant tessellation... everything is perfect and fits together...
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(no subject) [Mar. 21st, 2006|06:14 pm]
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The story begins with Veles' theft of Perun's son, wife or, usualy, cattle. It is also an act of challenge: Veles, in the form of a huge serpent, slithers from the caves of Underworld and coils upwards the Slavic world tree towards Perun's heavenly domain. Perun retaliates and attacks Veles with his lighning bolts. Veles flees, hiding or transforming himself into trees, animals or people. In the end he is killed by Perun, and in this ritual death, whatever Veles stole is released from his battered body in form of rain falling from skies. This Storm myth, as is generally referred to scholars today, explained to ancient Slavs the changing of seasons through the year. The dry periods were interpreted as chaotic results of Veles' thievery. Storms and lightnings were seen as divine battle. The following rain was triumph of Perun over Veles and re-establishment of world order.

The myth was cyclical, repeating itself each year. Death of Veles was never permanent; he would reform himself as a serpent who sheds its old skin and is reborn in a new body.
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shamanic interpretations [Mar. 19th, 2006|04:10 pm]
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nothing is unnatural; everything is natural

nature is an all-encompassing divine entity, a causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe that is inherently known to us in our unfettered innocence...
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aramaic alphabet (aleph, bet) [Mar. 1st, 2006|05:31 pm]
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proto-hebrew:


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cultivating imagination [Feb. 16th, 2006|04:40 pm]
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everything that can exist does, coterminous to the reality we live in... it's called imagination and is different from our day to day reality in that imagination is a solitary production, while reality is imagination that people relate to one another and agree upon... imagination is the often hypothesized other realm, the astral... reality is just calcified imagination, made real by repitition and agreement between the people who experience it... it's important to not take our assumptions for reality, but rather look at the world from a childs eyes seeing everything like it is new... children blur the border between thinking and doing... between the inner space of imagination and the outer space of objectivity... the child confuses the volitional act of willing with causality... drugs and mysticism are both excellent ways to cultivate the child's eyes... both are mind altering secretive endevours intended to expand your known reality...
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enlightenment in the nonduality paradigm [Feb. 14th, 2006|05:16 pm]
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i found this great quote in the wikipedia postmodernism entry... it went like this: "Enlightenment is totalitarian"... when i looked up the longer quote which this was taken out of context from, it turned out that it was in reference to the historical period of thought known as enlightenment and how anything that didn't fit into their paradigm was not accepted...

but the quote is a lot more powerful taken out of context... the idea of enlightenment is based upon the assumption that there is an unenlightened state, but because of the ultimate nondual nature of the world enlightenment is just a linguistic construct... enlightenment is the understanding of the inherent paradox of enlightenment...
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contiguous paths [Feb. 13th, 2006|05:19 pm]
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ravience
libra: moon (water)
gemini: moon, mercury, venus
aries: moon, venus (air)
virgo: moon, jupiter
scorpio: moon, jupiter, mars
sagitarius: moon, sun, saturn
capricorn: moon, sun, mars (water, fire)
cancer: mercury, venus (water)
taurus: venus, jupiter (air)
leo: jupiter (water)
pisces: jupiter, mars, saturn (fire)
aquarius: jupiter, mars, sun, saturn

moon: libra, gemini, aries, virgo, scorpio, sagitarius, capricorn (air)
marcury: cancer, gemini (air)
venus: cancer, gemini, aries, taurus
jupiter: taurus, leo, virgo, scorpio, aquarius, pisces
mars: scorpio, aquarius, pisces, capricorn (fire, water)
sun: sagitarius, aquarius, capricorn (fire, water)
saturn: sagitarius, aquarius, pisces (fire)

air: taurus, aries (mercury, moon, venus)
water: cancer, leo, libra, capricorn (sun, mars)
fire: capricorn, pisces (sun, saturn)
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