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by Lúthien
Sun May 20, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Mildir’s Gnosis
Topic: Discussion split off from ‘Gondolin music’
Replies: 48
Views: 740

Re: Gondolin music

In fact, I was being ironic... :) Ah, that explains - I often don’t get irony ... I'd like to take this opportunity (...) No need to thank me ... I’d be happy if it works out. It’s sometimes hard to figure out what’s the best thing to do, with people having different temperaments and backgrounds sh...
by Lúthien
Sun May 20, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Mildir’s Gnosis
Topic: Discussion split off from ‘Gondolin music’
Replies: 48
Views: 740

Re: Gondolin music

Everything I say in the above message is not factual, but unverified personal gnosis . It lies in my heart and no one has to believe that anything of it is real . Oh, it’s not about “real or not”; it is about whether or not it’s (claimed to be) factual (scientifically, objectively falsifiable). I a...
by Lúthien
Sun May 20, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Mildir’s Gnosis
Topic: Discussion split off from ‘Gondolin music’
Replies: 48
Views: 740

Re: Gondolin music

Mildir wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 12:23 pm
Those posts will haunt me forever! :sorry:
I don’t think it’s that dramatic ;)


Sorry, I haven’t had time yet to move things around. Will do as soon as I have the opportunity.
by Lúthien
Tue May 15, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Mildir’s Gnosis
Topic: Discussion split off from ‘Gondolin music’
Replies: 48
Views: 740

Re: Gondolin music

Some of them might hurt the feelings of deeply religious members of the forum, if there are any. FYI - this is a gnostic forum. If people’s feelings would be hurt by saying things that go against dogma, then this forum is the worst place for them to be. That is, also apart from whatever you wish to...
by Lúthien
Tue May 15, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Sound & Music
Topic: Gondolin music
Replies: 4
Views: 4340

Re: Gondolin music

I split off the off-topic discussion.
Remain on topic in this tread, please.
by Lúthien
Tue May 15, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Sound & Music
Topic: Gondolin music
Replies: 4
Views: 4340

Re: Gondolin music

No, Lúthien. Mildir simply pointed out the typo, and Dave explained why he sometimes makes the same mistake in writing. My reason for quoting Mildir's correction on Nost-na-Lothion was not at all concerned with the typo. Rather, my argument with it was that I assumed that he acknowledged it in his ...
by Lúthien
Sat May 12, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Mildir’s Gnosis
Topic: Discussion split off from ‘Gondolin music’
Replies: 48
Views: 740

Re: Gondolin music

And by the way: I think you wanted to write "Nost-na-Lothi o n". :) I didn't know, I just thought Nost-na-Lothian might be a form accidentally treated as canonical by Lúthien, that is why I took the liberty of flagging the typo. Of course I don't expect anyone's posts to be typo-free, I can only im...
by Lúthien
Fri May 11, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Mildir’s Gnosis
Topic: Discussion split off from ‘Gondolin music’
Replies: 48
Views: 740

Re: Gondolin music

@Mildir, if the soundcloud link doesn't work for you, try this one: (link)
by Lúthien
Fri May 11, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Mildir’s Gnosis
Topic: Discussion split off from ‘Gondolin music’
Replies: 48
Views: 740

Re: Gondolin music

Where his and our approach to the matter seem to diverge is how we define experiences such as yours. Exactly, yes. This has been complicating the conversations that Dave and I had with Mildir until now - no offence intended, Mildir. I'm interested in what he has to say, but there's a kind of commun...
by Lúthien
Fri May 11, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Mildir’s Gnosis
Topic: Discussion split off from ‘Gondolin music’
Replies: 48
Views: 740

Re: Gondolin music

Hi, thanks for your answers. It is good to read them. Elaran, what you say about ‘truth / real’ vs. ‘fantasy’ - that is indeed the crucial point. It’s so much at the heart of our thinking that most people don’t even see it. Following people like Stephan Hoeller, I’ve come to adapt using the terms ‘t...
by Lúthien
Fri May 04, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Not Specified Further
Topic: Tolkien as "Sci-Fi"
Replies: 15
Views: 1293

Re: Tolkien as "Sci-Fi"

Maybe it’s not the first thing you’d think of, but I found Carl Sagan’s novel “Contact” very thought-provoking, especially from someone like Sagan who is famous for his skepticism. It’s the same story from which that movie with Jodie Foster was made; but the movie lacks the almost Leaf-by-Niggle-lik...
by Lúthien
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Mildir’s Gnosis
Topic: The Elokh from Mars & their rockets
Replies: 16
Views: 774

Re: The Elokh from Mars & their rockets

I can only repeat Meneldur's Carl Sagan quote: "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence".

Stating that two Italian guys think otherwise does not amount to extraordinary evidence.
by Lúthien
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Gnosis in religious traditions
Topic: The Basics on Gnosticism
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Re: The Basics on Gnosticism

Moderation note: I split off Mildir's posts about Mars to a separate topic in 'The Edge' [link] for being offtopic.
by Lúthien
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Not Specified Further
Topic: Tolkien as "Sci-Fi"
Replies: 15
Views: 1293

Re: Tolkien as "Sci-Fi"

I'm an odd one here: I've never had that overarching 'disbelief' that one is supposed to suspend in order to properly enjoy a story. Rather, to me everything perceptible is an "instance of itself", so it is very easy for me to enter into a story. Exactly! Well, it’s the same for me, apart from that...
by Lúthien
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Gnosis in religious traditions
Topic: The Basics on Gnosticism
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Re: The Basics on Gnosticism

Hi Neophyte, I am not an expert in 'regular gnosticism' either, but to summarise my understanding: The gnostic view is that Jehovah is indeed not the true God but a demiurge. Here's a description of (one of the) the Gnostic creation myths, The Divine Sophia A short summary of that would be: In the b...