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by Lúthien
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Tolkienian resources
Topic: Three bloggers
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Three bloggers

I came across a blog sometime ago titled Notion Club Papers , referring of course to that most enigmatic of Tolkien’s unfinished works. It is the personal blog site of Professor Bruce G. Charlton of the University of Buckingham, and I am both extremely interested in this guy because I find myself ag...
by Lúthien
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: The Central Myths
Topic: Why 'The Central Myths'?
Replies: 21
Views: 1987

Re: Why 'The Central Myths'?

Ah, that’s a funny read! And very universal, people are very eager to bend or break reality in order to acquire Cool Credits just about everywhere they feel it will increase their status.

I suppose he read “Bluff your way into Indianess” :D
by Lúthien
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Gnosis in religious traditions
Topic: The Gospel of Thomas Group Project
Replies: 51
Views: 5004

Re: The Gospel of Thomas Group Project

Hi Gnosic Bishop, Apotheosis is a term given to those who experience enlightenment of true Gnosis. Some call it oneness or reaching that point of no thought. I found the oneness/universal consciousness but it was not a place of no thought. Ah thank you. Well, I certainly experienced something - or, ...
by Lúthien
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: The Central Myths
Topic: Why 'The Central Myths'?
Replies: 21
Views: 1987

Re: Why 'The Central Myths'?

Some medicine men and sages say that their DNA speaks to them but that is not really saying they experience the subatomic particles that they are made of. To be honest, I find neither the notion of being addressed by one's DNA, nor "experiencing their subatomic particles" particularly interesting o...
by Lúthien
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Gnosis in religious traditions
Topic: The Gospel of Thomas Group Project
Replies: 51
Views: 5004

Re: The Gospel of Thomas Group Project

Gnostic Bishop wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:11 pm
Neither do I. Then again, if you have yet to have had an apotheosis you are way above the rank and file.
I don't understand that expression, I'm sorry :huh: (I'm not a native speaker, you see) - can you explain please?
by Lúthien
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Gnosis in religious traditions
Topic: The Gospel of Thomas Group Project
Replies: 51
Views: 5004

Re: The Gospel of Thomas Group Project

I tried to see your links and got, ---- You are not authorised to read this forum. I have been glitched. Regards, DL Hi DL, no glitching involved. As you can see, the post you quoted was written over four years ago. The links in there are to even older posts from our old board, and most of the memb...
by Lúthien
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Not Specified Further
Topic: Intro: Gods of Divine Union
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: Intro: Gods of Divine Union

Hi Pinealight, I read a bit more, I'm about halfway through. I'm still highly intrigued by your vision of that cloud. I can't (yet) comment on how you tie all those elements from philosophy, science, religion and history together; rather I would like to know a bit more about the starting points. The...
by Lúthien
Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Not Specified Further
Topic: Intro: Gods of Divine Union
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: Intro: Gods of Divine Union

Hey Pinealight, I'm sorry that it took longer than expected to get around to reading it. I started reading it three days ago, and so far I'm impressed. I absolutely love the description you give of how science and the imagination interrelate! I arrived at almost the same position but you describe it...
by Lúthien
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Not Specified Further
Topic: Intro: Gods of Divine Union
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: Intro: Gods of Divine Union

Thanks, I'll read it.
by Lúthien
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Not Specified Further
Topic: Physics and the Secret Book of John
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: Physics and the Secret Book of John

Hey, thanks for posting this. I'll read through it this weekend (and comment).
by Lúthien
Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Is it gnosis or is it creativity?
Topic: New finds
Replies: 1
Views: 687

New finds

Some of the books that I loved best as a child were those written by the Dutch author Paul Biegel . I happened to come across a biographical article about him this week, and it struck me how he described how his imagination worked: IMG_3122.JPG (...) What I mean to say, is that your mind should be s...
by Lúthien
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Visual Arts
Topic: Sketches of Imaginal scenes
Replies: 6
Views: 867

Re: Sketches of Imaginal scenes

Some various places in the Imaginal realm (and halfway). Also including some regularly created drawings. alqualonde_from_sea.JPG 6.jpg alqualonde_3.JPG merithiel_sitting.jpg IMG_1822.JPG IMG_1209.JPG lorien-4.jpg isilotesse11.JPG nessa1.jpg entry.JPG pond_under_moonlight.jpg moonship-3.jpg
by Lúthien
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Visual Arts
Topic: Sketches of Imaginal scenes
Replies: 6
Views: 867

Re: Sketches of Imaginal scenes

Images of some of the Valar. Not all of these were created from active imagination, but in a regular manner
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Vaire's anteroom, very sketchy ~ 2013
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Varda a.k.a Elbereth ~2011-2012
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Yavanna in the shape of a tree (not Imaginal)
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Aulë's impossible 'house' ~ 2010
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With Merithiel on our way to Nessa ~ Isilotesse 2009
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Nessa in the guise of a deer ~ Isilotesse 2009
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Manwë and Varda 2008
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Námo a.k.a. Mandos (not Imaginal)
by Lúthien
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Visual Arts
Topic: Sketches of Imaginal scenes
Replies: 6
Views: 867

Re: Sketches of Imaginal scenes

Two visits to Gondolin during Nost-na-Lothian

2010:
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Girl sitting on fence in Gondolin
~2013
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Emerging from hiddenpath underneath the Echoriath
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Gondolin main gate
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The fountain in Gondolin (very quick sketch)
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Drinking miruvore
by Lúthien
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Visual Arts
Topic: Sketches of Imaginal scenes
Replies: 6
Views: 867

Re: Sketches of Imaginal scenes

These are from Cuiviénen, around the time of Cuivere Quendiéva:

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A little way from the path leading to Cuiviénen
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Lake Cuiviénen