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by Taurandir
Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: Books & Articles
Topic: Legendarium Texts
Replies: 24
Views: 8092

Re: Legendarium Texts

Meneldur wrote: "So..Orome is really Cernunnos, right?" No, he isn't. "These Valar you speak of are only mental constructs like in Chaos magic, right?" No, they fuckin' aren't. "Has anyone fantasized about having sex with Ulmo?" What the f*ck?!! -- get the f*ck out!!
That's hilarious.
by Taurandir
Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Books & Articles
Topic: Legendarium Texts
Replies: 24
Views: 8092

Re: Legendarium Texts

If I would have known of it back in the days when all of the Neo-Pagans were hitting our site in search of "Elven Spellz", I probably would have put it in the front page. What were those days like? I had never even heard of "otherkin" until I met you guys. So there were all types wandering through ...
by Taurandir
Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Books & Articles
Topic: Legendarium Texts
Replies: 24
Views: 8092

Re: Legendarium Texts

That's nice. Who wrote it? Sorry, to go on a rant there. I guess I was having images in my mind of being stuck in some kind of totalitarian dystopia, like a communist state or something. I'm not, but sometimes everything seems very sinister to me. The evil machine that grinds us down though is not j...
by Taurandir
Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: Books & Articles
Topic: So The Elves...
Replies: 14
Views: 4511

Re: So The Elves...

*with the exception of him hanging on to the idiotic position the church has on homosexuality, etcetera. I guess he can't turn the ship too quickly. The ludicrous part is an Italian organization dictating behavior norms they say apply to everyone. It should be no one's business what anybody else is...
by Taurandir
Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: Books & Articles
Topic: So The Elves...
Replies: 14
Views: 4511

Re: So The Elves...

Here in rural Georgia, where establishing which church you go to is a sort of 'First Contact' ritual, I frequently hear the phrase, "Are you Catholic, or Christian?" I once went out with a girl from a Methodist family who told me that my family wasn't Christian because they were Catholic, and just ...
by Taurandir
Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Books & Articles
Topic: Legendarium Texts
Replies: 24
Views: 8092

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Re. "not that we're fighting the forces of evil, but that we're part of system that values the financial bottom line over the human soul" <- exactly! Though I consider such a system to be "a force of evil". It's in a different guise than a Dark Lord with his hordes of Orcs, but the effect is exactl...
by Taurandir
Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Books & Articles
Topic: So The Elves...
Replies: 14
Views: 4511

Re: So The Elves...

I wasn't aware of how much ol' Martin Luther had actually ported until I went to Catholic masses in Costa Rica. Lutheranism would be the first breakaway from the Catholic Church orthodox lockdown, so it would be the most similar. From there the Protestants split into a myriad of churches. Now many ...
by Taurandir
Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Books & Articles
Topic: So The Elves...
Replies: 14
Views: 4511

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You seem steeped in the lore of Tolkien. Is there any other spiritual tradition or mythology you like?
by Taurandir
Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: Books & Articles
Topic: So The Elves...
Replies: 14
Views: 4511

Re: So The Elves...

Yeah, I was going to remove the "Who are we?" part as being too melodramatic, but when I went back you guys had already replied. I guess I was feeling a bit pessimistic about the human race, and was feeling a bit tortured and corrupted myself. Right now, especially in this strange election year (sor...
by Taurandir
Sat Sep 17, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Books & Articles
Topic: So The Elves...
Replies: 14
Views: 4511

So The Elves...

... just awoke one night at a place called "Cuivienen". They lived in perpetual night, by the light of the stars only. Those who wandered too far were captured by the forces of Morgoth (the Demiurge) and tortured and corrupted until they became the race of orcs.

How horrifying is that?

Who are we?
by Taurandir
Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Books & Articles
Topic: Legendarium Texts
Replies: 24
Views: 8092

Re: Legendarium Texts

Whereas I like words. My thinking tends to sort itself out linguistically. I love to look words up I don't know when I'm reading. For me the first step in any endeavor is to nail down the vocabulary. Like I said though, Tolkien and the gnostic mythos don't align exactly (the way I see it), but the t...
by Taurandir
Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Books & Articles
Topic: Legendarium Texts
Replies: 24
Views: 8092

Re: Legendarium Texts

I would say the Valar more closely correspond to the Aeons of the gnostic mythos. It's essentially the same thing as an Archon, but being beneficial towards mankind. The Archons work for the Demiurge, and their agenda is to prevent humans from attaining freedom, or waking up, or whatever you would l...
by Taurandir
Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Books & Articles
Topic: Legendarium Texts
Replies: 24
Views: 8092

Legendarium Texts

Hi guys, I have "The Hobbit" (which I read again fairly recently), and "The Lord of The Rings" and "The Silmarillion". If I was going to buy another book or two, would you recommend "The Lost Tales: Vols. 1 & 2"? I like reading 'The Fellowship of The Ring" but the book goes downhill from there. By t...