Note to all members
We are currently preparing to change the setup of this forum to focus more on imaginative & creative gnosticism, because we feel we should distance ourselves from the way thegodabovegod.com is increasingly aligning itself with conspiracy thinking.
We respect Miguel's choice of course, but that does not mean that we agree with it. We feel that conspiracy thinking is contrary to gnosis. It's simply not where we want to go.

If anyone is interested to continue a forum affiliated to thegodabovegod.com I am willing to help. Maybe you could start using the relevant part of this forum as a basis. Please contact me (Lúthien) if you are interested.

We've not yet fully decided on how to proceed; but I think that we should in any case cut the link with thegodabovegod.com (including the page there that links to the forum). We will also re-structure the forum, and put the old Ilsaluntë Valion board that focuses on Tolkienian gnosis up front again.
I will update this message as soon as there is something new to say.

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by Lúthien
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Not Specified Further
Topic: Discussion re. Markus Davidsen’s thesis
Replies: 17
Views: 7000

Re: Discussion re. Markus Davidsen’s thesis

They are still online, just go here

You can also download the mp3 versions there.
by Lúthien
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Is it gnosis or is it creativity?
Topic: Thinking in Pictures: Gnosticism and Autism
Replies: 5
Views: 2146

Re: Thinking in Pictures: Gnosticism and Autism

I’d think that since the most significant hurdle to take is to realise that the culture you grew up in determines how you perceive the world. Today’s western culture states that “imaginal equals false”, so that’s what everyone thinks. That’s why even religious people can only think about religion as...
by Lúthien
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Mildir’s Gnosis
Topic: Discussion split off from ‘Gondolin music’
Replies: 53
Views: 17869

Re: Discussion split off from ‘Gondolin music’

To add to that: what really never ceases to amaze me is the irresistible need that people have to explain things that need no explanation. I find this especially jarring in just about anything that was ever written about Tolkien. Even people whom I have in very high regard in all sorts of ways have ...
by Lúthien
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Not Specified Further
Topic: Discussion re. Markus Davidsen’s thesis
Replies: 17
Views: 7000

Re: Discussion re. Markus Davidsen’s thesis

That (the line of Lúthien) is indeed a very interesting approach, as is the whole concept of mytho-history. Actually, Lance Owens discusses the concept behind it (or at least that’s how I understand it) in the third part of that Tolkien lecture series. Let me see if I can reproduce the argument he m...
by Lúthien
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Not Specified Further
Topic: Discussion re. Markus Davidsen’s thesis
Replies: 17
Views: 7000

Re: Discussion re. Markus Davidsen’s thesis

Well, speaking for myself, I simply wasn’t much interested in adding Numenorian stuff to what already was quite a lot of “new and exciting” and at times a bit confusing given the different approaches.
by Lúthien
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Astronomy
Topic: Are Jupiter and Venus Climatic Impacts?
Replies: 1
Views: 3059

Re: Are Jupiter and Venus Climatic Impacts?

That’s new to me. Interesting!
by Lúthien
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Mildir’s Gnosis
Topic: My first encounter with Lada Haldeson and what followed
Replies: 22
Views: 3443

Re: My first encounter with Lada Haldeson and what followed

It is in any case a wonderful and fascinating read.
by Lúthien
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Mildir’s Gnosis
Topic: The Odes of the Airs
Replies: 24
Views: 2252

Re: The Odes of the Airs

oh gee, I probably like more than just this one. But this isn't Facebook with like buttons ;)
Anyway, I am serious. I just love poetry!
by Lúthien
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Not Specified Further
Topic: Discussion re. Markus Davidsen’s thesis
Replies: 17
Views: 7000

Re: Discussion re. Markus Davidsen’s thesis

(...) Davidsen's thesis is a subject of interest for everyone, in my opinion... Well, I think it is rather of interest to sociologists or theologists, but certainly not to Gnostics - in the same way as that you won’t become a better author if you would take a course about the history of literary cr...
by Lúthien
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Not Specified Further
Topic: Discussion re. Markus Davidsen’s thesis
Replies: 17
Views: 7000

Re: Discussion re. Markus Davidsen’s thesis

Hi Mildir,

I’m not sure if you mean that there are other posts by you re. Markus’ thesis other than the ones in this topic? Of so can you please point me to them? Then I can add them to this topic (if you want).
by Lúthien
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Mildir’s Gnosis
Topic: Songs not just mine
Replies: 3
Views: 1435

Re: Songs not just mine

I’ll check these out ASAP. I love poetry :)
by Lúthien
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Mildir’s Gnosis
Topic: The Odes of the Airs
Replies: 24
Views: 2252

Re: The Odes of the Airs

Quite interesting stuff, though I can’t comment on the linguistics, being familiar with Sindarin only.

I definitely like the Vinyaquenya poem! The Valarin text is just too unfamiliar for me.
by Lúthien
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Not Specified Further
Topic: Discussion re. Markus Davidsen’s thesis
Replies: 17
Views: 7000

Discussion re. Markus Davidsen’s thesis

Hey, I just realised that the discussion was hijacking Tolkiengnosis welcome topic. Sorry, I didn’t notice that yesterday evening.

I moved those posts.
by Lúthien
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Not Specified Further
Topic: Discussion re. Markus Davidsen’s thesis
Replies: 17
Views: 7000

Discussion re. Markus Davidsen’s thesis

By the way - this is an interesting synchronicity - last week Miguel told me that he found an interesting podcast called Runesoup, in which Becca Tarnas was interviewed on the subject of Active Imagination - the Jungian term for Imaginal Journeying (or simply ‘meditations’) based on Tolkien’s mythos...
by Lúthien
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Not Specified Further
Topic: Discussion re. Markus Davidsen’s thesis
Replies: 17
Views: 7000

Discussion re. Markus Davidsen’s thesis

Well, that would be a good thing! Thanks for the links, I will have a look. Btw - maybe I was a bit too dour about Markus’ dissertation. It does a great job documenting the history of spirituality based on Tolkien’s mythos and putting it in a context. But what it misses is that it doesn’t say anythi...