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Discussion in 'Archipelago' started by umaeril, Jun 18, 2003.


The Gates of Horn and Ivory

Two Gates the silent House of Sleep adorn; Of polish'd Iv'ry this, that of transparent Horn:
True Visions thro' transparent Horn arise; Thro' polish'd Iv'ry pass deluding Lies.

  1. Ithieldin

    Ithieldin Member

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    Sorry, due to the unintentional gravity of my response, I forgot to answer the question...I am also in a weird mind set from my anxiety medicine, which I haven't taken in six months. I also wanted to add, I understand your a leader, I am a leader, but not even when someone appears to be the very hand of dualism with the universe before you like Buddha, or the Christ? Many of the people who followed these folk as disciples where leaders in their own right, athat is why they where chosen.

    Ah, I am to relaxed, and thus too open right now. If you could do anything with the rest of your life and start now, what would it be?
     
  2. Entervixen

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    I would do what I am already doing, and that is writing. It pleases me to create, and I love storytelling. It pleases me to spin a good story just as much as it pleases me to hear a good story. It also drains off the excess thought that will run rampant and eventually lead to an overall decline in ability to function, as well as allow me to work through problems that will crop up that I have no other outlet for. the problem is ideas will get stuck in my head and won't let go until I bleed them off, and the best way I have found to bleed them off is through the written word. They might be simple concepts that get stuck (such as a word or phrase) or entire scenarios that have no basis in reality that haunt me until I write them out. And, I have a less pleasant reason to want to succeed. I was laughed at by my extended family when I expressed an interest in writing, who then made disparaging comments. Of course when a cousin started going to college for writing he has been supported, support which I still lack from them. It used to be I wanted to prove them wrong, that I was worth it, but it's less proving them wrong, and more proving wrong all the poison I wound up internalizing from years of never measuring up. So, given the chance to do anything I possibly could with my life, I am happy to say that I wouldn't change what I already am doing.

    Is there anything in your past you would change, given the chance?
     
  3. Umaeril

    Umaeril -o-}}}X{{{-o- Staff Member

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    I am what I am due to my past so the question becomes am I happy as I am. I think I would change some health issues that would not mess with what I am fundamentally. Like I would eat better and take better care of my back.

    As for Buddha or the Christ, I just don't see myself dedicated in such a manner. Maybe when I get older I would want to, if they asked nicely, haha! I'm a hedonist right now and I want to do what I am doing, which is studying Hindi and playing D&D.


    What does it take for you to love, sincerely...whatever it is that you love?
     
  4. Ithieldin

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    it takes everything, from inner peace to ignorance.

    I would change one phone conversation.

    Have you ever felt a prolonged state of dualism with the universe through a connection with some of thing or person in the universe?
     
  5. Umaeril

    Umaeril -o-}}}X{{{-o- Staff Member

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    I don't know what you mean, a prolonged state of dualism...this universe is one, no? Let me see if I can puzzle the question out. ...through a connection with some thing or person...no, I do not understand the question, I am sorry.


    "Like a moth to a flame"....what is your flame?
     
  6. Ithieldin

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    oneness...like Jesus was God and Jesus at the same time because he lived in a state of dualism with the concious of the universe...he was god, and he was jesus...he lived in a dual state.

    enlightenment...if it had to be embodied, it would be love.
     
  7. Ithieldin

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    what is the best thing that you've ever had.
     
  8. Umaeril

    Umaeril -o-}}}X{{{-o- Staff Member

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    Hmmm I guess then that I have never lived in a state such as you mention. I am really very earthy and practical and not prone to flights of dualistic feelings.


    The best thing I ever had was a person. I went to a girl's college, Smith College which is part of a 5 college consortium including Amherst, UMass, Hampshire and Mount Holyoke. So anyone at one college could take classes at the other colleges. In Biology class I looked up at the rows of students, mostly girls, and saw one young man among them and he was beautiful. He looked like Dave Navarro but just perfect. Anyhow, the next thing I know he is in my small genetics class, and we are asked to get partners for a project. I looked at him and grinned and asked him did he want to be partners and he said yes. He had a long fingernail on his pinkie, painted black. It was the only long fingernail. I still have that nail, in a small box. You should have seen the looks of all the girls in my House when I brought him to dinner to discuss the project, they were just abashed. This guy was utterly beautiful and utterly gay too. But he was mine for a while, I fascinated him over the course of a semester and we had the most intense conversations and interactions....I think that was the best.


    I am going to ask the same question of the next person who posts here, it will be you or Vixen no doubt. But what was the best thing you ever had?
     
  9. Entervixen

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    When I was about sixteen I went to Mcdonalds for a bite to eat, even though I wasn't really feeling up to anything. I was sitting by myself and moping over my food when this elderly woman came up and asked if she could sit with me because all the tables were full. I told her yes, and she sat with me to eat. She then started to tell me about her life. About how when she was seventeen she had run away from home and wound up on the steps of a convent. With no where else to go and no desire to go back home, the nuns agreed to let her stay and would feed her if she helped out with chores. She did that until she met her husband and they got married. Eventually her husband passed away, and with little family and few friends, she went back to the convent, and, for the same agreement, they let her stay. I was struck by how peaceful and at ease she had been. I hadn't known anyone up to that point who had actually been satisfied with their life, but here was a woman I didn't even know that I had randomly met who was absolutely content with her life. It was awe inspiring. Eventually we finished our meals and went our separate ways, but that moment has always stuck with me.

    Do you remember your dreams? If so, are they vivid or hazy?
     
  10. Ithieldin

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    you guys no my dreams are lucid!

    The best thing I ever had was a woman, who I had a true state of dualism with, so that answers both questions, and leaves me unequivocal proof that good exists.
     
  11. Umaeril

    Umaeril -o-}}}X{{{-o- Staff Member

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    Wow Entervixen that is a great experience. Ithieldin you forgot to leave a question. I will answer Vixen's....yes, I do remember my dreams, sometimes they are very vivid, especially when I was keeping a journal.


    Have you ever gone to an interesting temple anywhere? If so, where and what was it that made it interesting?
     
  12. Ithieldin

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    Well, the most interesting experience I had at a temple I will have to relegate to a series of shrines that where a Shinto holy place in Okinawa... at the suicide cliffs...more interesting then any singular temple that I have been to. However I did listen to the Dahlia Lama speak in person once, and that was probably the most holy experience I ever felt, from a place or person in a less then intimate situation.

    Yes, I was drunk...that's why I forgot to leave a question. God, and the typo's...

    This question is tied to a deeper subject that Uma once wanted me to expand upon, and I will start working on you all with it with a complex question!

    Since it has been proven(scientifically) that sound can completely alter the perception of the brain to the point where it can make people passive, aggressive, and even have visual hallucinatory experiences to the point where governments have signed international treaties banning sound based weapons, have you ever considered what effect the echo of the big bang has upon the effect of your perception, and thus validation of reality around you?

    lol:0)
     
  13. Umaeril

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    There was (as far as we know) no one around when the big bang happened. Seems to me the echo would die down before there were ears to perceive it. Having said that, I would think the universe itself would vibrate though on the ultimate slow and yet at the same time most grandiose frequency. Om. Also, high frequency sounds that adults cannot hear is being used as "teenager" repellent.


    You've got something on your mind you wish you could buy but it is a bit over your means. What is it?
     
  14. Ithieldin

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    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/17/us-science-bigbang-idUSBREA2G16F20140317

    I think this article would refute the fact that there are no longer any vibrations from a physics stand point. I would have added without this article that Einstein would disagree with you as well, but that is indicated here :eek:)~

    Yet, further beyond this, if vibration and sound can create hallucination, couldn't we speculate that this massive passage of time itself maybe a hallucination?
     
  15. Umaeril

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    You did not read all that I said..."Having said that, I would think the universe itself would vibrate though on the ultimate slow and yet at the same time most grandiose frequency. Om." So right, the sound does not die down is my stance. Einstein agrees with me!

    Please ask a question that does not boggle the mind. :tongue:

    What is it about your favorite color(s) that makes it that?
     
  16. Entervixen

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    My favorite color is red. I like how it evokes things are dualistic, such as passion and anger, or life and death. It shows that you can't really have one without the other. Plus I look great in it. :)

    What color(s) repel you? Do you know why?
     
  17. Umaeril

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    Orange repels me and yellow to some extent and even red, any of the "hot" colors I guess. But I never though to wonder why. I am not fond of the summer and the heat, but honestly that could be acquired. On the other hand I adore colors like amber and citrine and ruby, maybe not above the cooler jewels though.

    What have you been snacking on lately and why?
     
  18. Crazy Dave Number 23

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    Pretzels. Why? A man's gotta eat! I don't know why, but that's been my munchie of choice this year. Snacks really are the most difficult thing. It seems like I always have an appetite, even right after I finish eating dinner. The only way to not want to snack is if I eat too much during a meal. I try to eat pickles, drink tea, and whatever low-calorie things I can think of so that I always have something, but am not spending a lot on food that isn't part of the meal routine. I think I am probably deficient in some nutrient or another right this moment, and that is why I am so snacky. Actually it is more likely to be stress eating. It pretty much leaves me at a loss in the grocery store, when I prefer to be in and out with my list. Anyway. I like pretzel rods best.

    Do you dread going to the doctor or the dentist more?
     
  19. Entervixen

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    Dentist. I go to the doctor so regularly it doesn't phase me near as much. I will put off going sometimes (I've had wax buildup in my ears for months, but I keep putting off scheduling the appointment because it's hardly life-threatening) but dentists, well I haven't worked up the nerve to go in ages. It doesn't scare me, I just don't like it. Also, I saw the same dentist for years, up until I moved up here, and so it's been hard to find one because I hate having to find a good practitioner of any sort and try to build a rapport with them.

    What is your favorite style sock? Why?
     
  20. Umaeril

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    I like cashmere socks for their lovely softness. But they are unfortunately expensive.

    When is your boat coming in to dock? In your 30's?...40's?...50's....how long is it going to take to get there?
     

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