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by Meneldur Olvarion
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Is it gnosis or is it creativity?
Topic: Thinking in Pictures: Gnosticism and Autism
Replies: 5
Views: 1383

Re: Thinking in Pictures: Gnosticism and Autism

The advantage is not in the body, but in the body's user. If we consider gnosticism as auto-training, then maybe it will be able to help the body of an autistic person with something. I think I experience a parsing error when trying to understand that. I didn't get it either. Although he did say ea...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Not Specified Further
Topic: Discussion re. Markus Davidsen’s thesis
Replies: 17
Views: 5112

Re: Discussion re. Markus Davidsen’s thesis

[..] I’d have to listen to that lecture again. But the essence is that where the accepted view is that “history produces myth”, this Gnostic view turns it around into “myth produces history”. Do you still have those audios? That would be cool to listen to -- whatever caused my reluctance to listen ...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Mildir’s Gnosis
Topic: Discussion split off from ‘Gondolin music’
Replies: 52
Views: 14547

Re: Discussion split off from ‘Gondolin music’

What annoys me to no end in these analyses is mostly the hardly veiled smugness. As if the person writing it can’t stand to leave something unexplained, torn apart, dissected, labelled and identified. Yeah, that gets me rather riled as well: peepz like that tend to think that everything is some sor...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Gnosis in religious traditions
Topic: Above, Below, Within: Gnosticism and Witchcraft
Replies: 5
Views: 1075

Re: Above, Below, Within: Gnosticism and Witchcraft

Aren't you, with this statement, implying that science (as we know it) is NOT the best key to understanding everything ? :) Well 'everthing' is what we'd call in math the "set of all sets", but since science only works with what you can measure, then by definition it doesn't work with 'everything'....
by Meneldur Olvarion
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Not Specified Further
Topic: Discussion re. Markus Davidsen’s thesis
Replies: 17
Views: 5112

Re: Discussion re. Markus Davidsen’s thesis

Yeah, I can see your point. It was really only useful, IMO, if one accepted the Line of Luthien as a mytho-historical truth with regard to one's ancestry. As far as I know, I was the only one who was into that in a major way at the time. This was before my shift to therianthropy as an alternate orig...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Mildir’s Gnosis
Topic: Discussion split off from ‘Gondolin music’
Replies: 52
Views: 14547

Re: Gondolin music

[...] But, ever since I started to observe scientists, they have seemed to me to be more committed to dividing things into possible and not possible The technical term for that is greedy reductionism . It's a significant problem in the Modern world. You see, the main problem is that many, including...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Not Specified Further
Topic: Discussion re. Markus Davidsen’s thesis
Replies: 17
Views: 5112

Re: Discussion re. Markus Davidsen’s thesis

Anyhow I was wondering if anyone observed the Three Prayers of Númenor. Also I was wondering if anyone here has meditated on the Cirth or Tengwar similar to the Norse runes? About the Three Prayers of Númenor: I don't know - it might very well be, though. We had one member who was quite interested ...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Gnosis in religious traditions
Topic: Above, Below, Within: Gnosticism and Witchcraft
Replies: 5
Views: 1075

Re: Above, Below, Within: Gnosticism and Witchcraft

Science is designed to deal with the quantifiable: if one can't define a useful metric for a phenomenon, then it is outside the realm of scientific inquiry. The problem is Moderns tend to believe, falsely, that science applies to everything. As more of a pure mathematician, it is perhaps easier for ...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Is it gnosis or is it creativity?
Topic: Thinking in Pictures: Gnosticism and Autism
Replies: 5
Views: 1383

Re: Thinking in Pictures: Gnosticism and Autism

As someone who has autism and who help start Tië Eldaliéva and then this site (which was originally called Ilsaluntë Valion, both focused upon Tolkien-based shamanic gnosis (small-g) from different perspectives), I have always "thought in pictures" and know no other cognitive mode. In fact, it was m...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Mildir’s Gnosis
Topic: There is no easy way to tell it, but there's something you need to know...
Replies: 38
Views: 7958

Re: There is no easy way to tell it, but there's something you need to know...

Mildir wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:55 pm
A short time before, a spectacular atmospheric phenomenon was seen in the skies of northern Italy, where I live:
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by Meneldur Olvarion
Thu May 17, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Mildir’s Gnosis
Topic: Discussion split off from ‘Gondolin music’
Replies: 52
Views: 14547

Re: Discussion split off from ‘Gondolin music’

P.S. The whole "signal arising from the data" paradigm was how both T-e and IV got built from the ground-up, originally. It's just that because most of the Legendarium data is not quantifiable, scientific techniques either could not be used at all, or could only be used in pieces, so it was made usi...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Thu May 17, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Mildir’s Gnosis
Topic: Discussion split off from ‘Gondolin music’
Replies: 52
Views: 14547

Re: Gondolin music

It seems very unfair that science has the power to make many people think that something I talk about is not possible when science itself cannot explain why it should not be possible. This surely causes me frustration. This is the way I see modern science: it rules out everything it cannot explain,...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Wed May 16, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Mildir’s Gnosis
Topic: Discussion split off from ‘Gondolin music’
Replies: 52
Views: 14547

Re: Gondolin music

[...] It was my inability to perceive the things you accept as True directly and primarily, [...] that caused the cognitive dissonance. You are saying you are unable to perceive the existence of the Eldar as I have described them to you, is that it? Perception of the Eldar is certainly possible whe...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Wed May 16, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Mildir’s Gnosis
Topic: Discussion split off from ‘Gondolin music’
Replies: 52
Views: 14547

Re: Gondolin music

[...] Looks like I've definitely overestimated people's proclivity to take it for granted. Most likely. You also ran up against one of Dave Woosley's (my real name) axioms, specifically: "I believe nothing; I perceive everything" - or everything within the range of my five sense, shamanic, and cogn...