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 Apr 12, 2018 7:32 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: 9737

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

By the way, your avatar image here reminded me of the Elk from the Firebird-section of Fantasia 2000 - it can be viewed here: http://www.cornel1801.com/disney/Fantasia-2000/8/Firebird-Suite-Stravinsky.html It's also on Youtube but the sound is very bad there. Funny enough this animation was created ...
by Lúthien
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:17 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: 9737

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

:D :D :D I'm a man... "Simone" is my Italian given name, and I know that the ending -e could make you think of a feminine name, but no, it's a masculine one. Ahhhh ok, yes, of course. I immediately associated it with a French name - e.g. Simone de Bouvoir :) Besides, as I said, the meaning of "Mild...
by Lúthien
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:49 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: 9737

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

Hey, just a quick question for now: are you a man or a woman?
For instance, your email address says “Simone”, but you also quote people saying “bro” to you :hmm:

Not that that’s so hugely important, but I just wondered.
by Lúthien
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Mildir’s Gnosis
Topic: There is no easy way to tell it, but there's something you need to know...
Replies: 38
Views: 9737

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

Hi Mildir, and welcome! This is the very first time that someone who registered posted before I had the chance to create a welcome topic :) And I won't venture to tell more, I actually didn't want to add anything to my first post as I wanted to see if it was "bearable" for you first... It’s not a ma...
by Lúthien
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Visual Arts
Topic: Portfolio
Replies: 0
Views: 3973

Portfolio

Hi, I finished by portfolio website. It's live here: https://animatrice.nl/ Since last fall I'm doing the cover art of the Dutch Tolkien Society quarterly, called Lembas . Here are the two last drawings I did, they are both about Gondolin, and both based on imaginal journeys: https://animatrice.nl/w...
by Lúthien
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Tolkienian resources
Topic: An interesting blog, "The Flame Imperishable"
Replies: 2
Views: 3745

Re: An interesting blog, "The Flame Imperishable"

Yes, I found it alsmost together with that Notion Club Papers blog, of that guy who makes a lot of sense as long as he's writing about this subject; but as soon as he ventures into something contemporary he gets extremely prickly about 'political correctness'. I agree that PC can be pretty silly and...
by Lúthien
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Tolkienian resources
Topic: Full text poems of Geoffrey Bache Smith
Replies: 1
Views: 1376

Re: Full text poems of Geoffrey Bache Smith

Hey thanks. I also found those some time ago, but I never mentioned it yet. They turned up after I read a bit in 'Tolkien and the Great War', which contains some letters between JRRT and his friends of the TCBS. Some of it is very touching, knowing what happened to those guys soon thereafter. I find...
by Lúthien
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Personalities
Topic: Do Republicans and pedophile priests share the same vile sexual morality.
Replies: 14
Views: 9182

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

Can’t watch the video right now but I think there’s research that shows that the main difference between (very) conservative and (very) progressive people is in how they feel about what’s unfamiliar. It seems to scare conservative people more easily while progressive folk tend to be just interested....
by Lúthien
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Tolkienian resources
Topic: Three bloggers
Replies: 3
Views: 2177

Re: Three bloggers

Well spoken, as always :) People ... wah. They surely amaze me ... sometimes it's in a positive sense, but oftentimes there's these WTF! moments where suddenly some weird-angled bigotry or jackassery pops up, leaving me to think "oh well, forget it then ... sigh" . Maybe these folks are even harder ...
by Lúthien
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Personalities
Topic: Do Republicans and pedophile priests share the same vile sexual morality.
Replies: 14
Views: 9182

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

Hey, I'm sorry for the delay. I was in a traffic accident with my bike, resulting in a fractured wrist so that I can't do much for some weeks. I can type with my left hand but it's slow. So excuse my being a bit brief in answering to your post. I think that immoral behaviour in cases such as these h...
by Lúthien
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Tolkienian resources
Topic: Three bloggers
Replies: 3
Views: 2177

Three bloggers

I came across a blog sometime ago titled Notion Club Papers , referring of course to that most enigmatic of Tolkien’s unfinished works. It is the personal blog site of Professor Bruce G. Charlton of the University of Buckingham, and I am both extremely interested in this guy because I find myself ag...
by Lúthien
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: The Central Myths
Topic: Why 'The Central Myths'?
Replies: 22
Views: 12368

Re: Why 'The Central Myths'?

Ah, that’s a funny read! And very universal, people are very eager to bend or break reality in order to acquire Cool Credits just about everywhere they feel it will increase their status.

I suppose he read “Bluff your way into Indianess” :D
by Lúthien
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Gnosis in religious traditions
Topic: The Gospel of Thomas Group Project
Replies: 51
Views: 20449

Re: The Gospel of Thomas Group Project

Hi Gnosic Bishop, Apotheosis is a term given to those who experience enlightenment of true Gnosis. Some call it oneness or reaching that point of no thought. I found the oneness/universal consciousness but it was not a place of no thought. Ah thank you. Well, I certainly experienced something - or, ...
by Lúthien
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: The Central Myths
Topic: Why 'The Central Myths'?
Replies: 22
Views: 12368

Re: Why 'The Central Myths'?

Some medicine men and sages say that their DNA speaks to them but that is not really saying they experience the subatomic particles that they are made of. To be honest, I find neither the notion of being addressed by one's DNA, nor "experiencing their subatomic particles" particularly interesting o...
by Lúthien
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Gnosis in religious traditions
Topic: The Gospel of Thomas Group Project
Replies: 51
Views: 20449

Re: The Gospel of Thomas Group Project

Gnostic Bishop wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:11 pm
Neither do I. Then again, if you have yet to have had an apotheosis you are way above the rank and file.
I don't understand that expression, I'm sorry :huh: (I'm not a native speaker, you see) - can you explain please?