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by Übermensch
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: The Edge
Topic: Discovering Your MBTI Type
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Re: Discovering Your MBTI Type

Hmm... Let's see, yeah, those online assessments aren't always accurate. Also, that particular assessment is not the MBTI proper, the real MBTI costs $50 to take online or the MBTI can be administered by a certified MBTI practitioner. Of course, no assessment can tell you what your type is for certa...
by Übermensch
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: The Central Myths
Topic: The Sethian Mythos
Replies: 20
Views: 1652

Re: The Sethian Mythos

Lol! Sometimes I forget I've been living in a bubble for most of my life (that can happen with us introverted folk who live in our heads all the time)... up until probably 3 years ago I didn't know what a Christian fundamentalist was or even a scientific materialist. (The world got a whole lot scari...
by Übermensch
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: The Edge
Topic: Discovering Your MBTI Type
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Discovering Your MBTI Type

Hi all, I thought I'd start a fun new topic for discovering/exploring our MBTI Types. Whether or not you know your type, we can learn more about ourselves by hearing from other's journey to discovering their psychological type. Why does this topic interest me? Well, I have only recently started to e...
by Übermensch
Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: The Central Myths
Topic: The Sethian Mythos
Replies: 20
Views: 1652

Re: The Sethian Mythos

[Made some edits just to clean up some ambiguities and bad puns. Well, I understand that you're largely being humorous, but I'll still attempt to answer your questions seriously. Because that's the only way I know how, I suppose. Here goes...] If you mean what I think you mean I think I don't agree ...
by Übermensch
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: The Central Myths
Topic: The Sethian Mythos
Replies: 20
Views: 1652

Re: The Sethian Mythos

Well Taurandir, I generally don't read Jung that way, but I think I know what you're referring to. Both Freud and Jung were interested in parapsychology and the paranormal before getting into depth psychology. But it would be a mistake to say that they were investigating the paranormal as an externa...
by Übermensch
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: The Central Myths
Topic: The Sethian Mythos
Replies: 20
Views: 1652

Re: The Sethian Mythos

That's just it, you cannot live with such a paradox, no one can. You must no longer see it as a paradox. (This is where the Jedi mind trick comes in.) Understand many paradoxes can be dissolved by using a different mode of thought. Many logical paradoxes can be dissolved with pragmatics, such as the...
by Übermensch
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: The Central Myths
Topic: The Sethian Mythos
Replies: 20
Views: 1652

Re: The Sethian Mythos

Well, don't think too hard about it Lúthien... these things are still very hotly debated. There is no conscensus about reality among philosophers or scientists. Consciousness itself is a paradox between our inner subjective world and the outer objective world. Most people cannot accept such an appar...
by Übermensch
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: The Central Myths
Topic: The Sethian Mythos
Replies: 20
Views: 1652

Re: The Sethian Mythos

Or maybe there is a more direct link, but in that case I miss some of the steps in between. In other words: why specifically striving towards "psychology" as the result of gnostic spiritual practice? Do you see that psychology as a tool to achieve individuation wih maybe? In that sense, what you de...
by Übermensch
Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: The Central Myths
Topic: The Sethian Mythos
Replies: 20
Views: 1652

Re: The Sethian Mythos

In regards to living a symbolic life, this is somewhat sticky business. The reason for this is largely that Jung’s notion of the symbolic life cannot be clearly defined by way of rationality. (Just as the story of Abraham and Isaac cannot be understood by way of reason alone—one must suspend reason,...
by Übermensch
Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: The Central Myths
Topic: The Sethian Mythos
Replies: 20
Views: 1652

Re: The Sethian Mythos

Fascinating. For the utter layman, could break down the core beliefs of the Sethian myth into a few bullet points? Could you also give a concrete example of what it might mean to live a symbolic life? Also, what exactly does individuation look like? Please excuse these rudimentary questions. I am n...
by Übermensch
Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: The Edge
Topic: The Ironic Imperative
Replies: 32
Views: 1690

Re: The Ironic Imperative

Along the same lines that Skookum pointed out, I think this may be an example of type prejudice. Our society in general has not learned to appreciate others' preferred method of being conscious (i.e. introverted intuitive, extroverted sensate, extroverted feeling, introverted thinking, etc.). Like J...
by Übermensch
Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: The Central Myths
Topic: The Sethian Mythos
Replies: 20
Views: 1652

The Sethian Mythos

Part I: The Sethian Mandalas: Interpreting the Divine Mind While it is fairly obvious that the overall structure of the Sethian mythos is that of a proto-psychology, what is not obvious is how one can use this as a functioning psychology in the modern age. In fact, I do not believe this is possible ...
by Übermensch
Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: The Central Myths
Topic: Why 'The Central Myths'?
Replies: 16
Views: 1590

Re: Why 'The Central Myths'?

Yes, I agree, one should remain skeptical of AI. Moore's law has slowed down significantly and computer power, may indeed, stagnate as silicon techology hits the physical limit. So physicists are quite certain there will be no "technological singularity," at the very least, until we are capable of g...
by Übermensch
Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: The Edge
Topic: Is it psychopathology or nihilism?
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Re: Is it psychopathology or nihilism?

Yikes! In what specific way did this woman piss in your cornflakes? LOL! (Apologies for late reply, I just recovered from finals.) Wow! I did not expect such a response to this post. Perhaps, I was venting my frustrations with this professor more than anything. But I agree, this is a fascinating ar...
by Übermensch
Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: The Edge
Topic: Is it psychopathology or nihilism?
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Is it psychopathology or nihilism?

On a completely unrelated topic I'll post here, because it's not worth mentioning anywhere else... It turns out my existentialist professor is a psychopath. Well, malignant narcissist or psychopath, one or the other. This brings up an absurd, but interesting point: that there may be a psychopathic w...