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by Meneldur Olvarion
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Personalities
Topic: Do Republicans and pedophile priests share the same vile sexual morality.
Replies: 13
Views: 774

Re: Do Republicans and pedophile priests share the same vile sexual morality.

[...] I think that immoral behaviour in cases such as these has very little to do with the field (politics pr religion), but with the fact that they happen in social structures that allow people to get away with it. I second that. In that sense there is no difference at all between churches, politi...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Tolkienian resources
Topic: An interesting blog, "The Flame Imperishable"
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: An interesting blog, "The Flame Imperishable"

Oops, I see that Luthien had already found this one late last year. For whatever reason, I didn't remember perusing it.
by Meneldur Olvarion
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Tolkienian resources
Topic: An interesting blog, "The Flame Imperishable"
Replies: 2
Views: 140

An interesting blog, "The Flame Imperishable"

This person was mentioned in this morning's The Notion Club Papers blog by Professor Bruce G Charlton (the Mormon guy). Apparently, he has just published a book by the same name, and a little Google-fu brought me to his blog: [ link ]. It has generally interesting entries; as an example: The Pacifis...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Tolkienian resources
Topic: Full text poems of Geoffrey Bache Smith
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Full text poems of Geoffrey Bache Smith

Geoffrey Bache Smith was Tolkien's friend in college just prior to WWI. He was killed in battle in late 1916, and two years later JRRT helped publish a book of his poems entitled A Spring Harvest . This book is rather hard to find, but just a few minutes ago I found the full text up on github: [ li...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Mytho-History
Topic: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?
Replies: 19
Views: 280

Re: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?

I shall draft an answer for you a bit later, although I'm afraid I can't address the question you seem most interested in, as I am not oriented that way: as a shaman, I have never met God (or Satan), but I have met great angels. Also, as someone who largely stands outside the ordinary human experien...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Tolkienian resources
Topic: Three bloggers
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: Three bloggers

Hi. I started to read some of the articles on the ljagilamplighter blog, and one of the ones that caught my eye was this one, "Superversive Literary Blog — Deeper Magic From Before The Dawn Of Time", for much the same reasons as you've mentioned: I both agree and disagree with the points made. So, w...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Mytho-History
Topic: If you think an ideology or religion is immoral and evil, should you actively oppose it?
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Re: If you think an ideology or religion is immoral and evil, should you actively oppose it?

[...]does your ideology require you to fight other ideologies? I'm an Anarchist, and most other Anarchists would probably say no, but for me the answer is yes. Especially when confronted with an abomination like Donald Trump, who is pretty much the existential opposite of everything a black-block A...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Tolkienian resources
Topic: Three bloggers
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: Three bloggers

I found the second one (ljagilamplighter.com) about a month ago independently whilst taking a break from researching the status of the port of openVMS to x86 (my version of the holy grail ;) ). The other one I hadn't seen.

What do you think of them, as I haven't had time to do more than peek?
by Meneldur Olvarion
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: The Central Myths
Topic: Why 'The Central Myths'?
Replies: 21
Views: 3209

Re: Why 'The Central Myths'?

[...] To be honest, I find neither the notion of being addressed by one's DNA, nor "experiencing their subatomic particles" particularly interesting or even cohesive. I don't understand why someone who considers her- or himself a shaman (or a sage, page, mage or whatever) would dedicate themselves ...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Gnosis in religious traditions
Topic: The Gospel of Thomas Group Project
Replies: 51
Views: 7159

Re: The Gospel of Thomas Group Project

I define ego as my consciousness. I carried it, so to speak, with me during my apotheosis so I do not think our egos can die or ever actually leave us. We might loose it under drugs but not really as we have it when coming out of drug intoxication. If they are the storage house of our perceptions, ...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Is it gnosis or is it creativity?
Topic: New finds
Replies: 1
Views: 1138

Re: New finds

Good find.
by Meneldur Olvarion
Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: The Edge
Topic: The Ironic Imperative
Replies: 32
Views: 2742

Re: The Ironic Imperative

Just to clarify my position a little, I had never heard of Mr. Bloom before this thread, so I quite literally don't think anything about him. More generally, I don't go in for criticism of any sort because I'm not much interested in what anyone else thinks of anything. Ego-centrism kind of goes with...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: The Edge
Topic: The Ironic Imperative
Replies: 32
Views: 2742

Re: The Ironic Imperative

If you don't mind me asking, what exactly is the Koran to a Sufi (as compared to an everyday ol' Muslim, say)? Well, as in other religions, in Islam there exists a continuum between strict Scripturalists and Mystics/Experientialists. Sunni's are pretty far at the Scripture-alone end and Sufi's are ...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: The Edge
Topic: The Ironic Imperative
Replies: 32
Views: 2742

Re: The Ironic Imperative

Taurandir wrote:[...] I posit the question however; are you looking at the works of Tolkien as a religious text? Do his works play the same role in your worldview that the Bible does for a fundamentalist?
In my case, more like the Qur'an does for a Sufi (roughly), but I don't speak for anyone else.
by Meneldur Olvarion
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: The Central Myths
Topic: The Sethian Mythos
Replies: 20
Views: 2592

Re: The Sethian Mythos

[...] Please excuse these rudimentary questions. I am not a student of Jung, and my attempts to try to understand his work has always left me a little confused. I can't seem to get a firm grasp of what exactly is being talked about. I have this problem with psychology in general. Thanks. I second t...