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by Meneldur Olvarion
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Mildir’s Gnosis
Topic: The Eldar aren't fiction: hundreds of people have seen (and spoken with) them
Replies: 13
Views: 2363

Re: The Eldar aren't fiction: hundreds of people have seen (and spoken with) them

[...] Most of the Calacholiellen share information and memories via ósanwë (or gohanu , in Mithren). This word means "communion of thought". Mind-to-mind communication. That is the way most of us keep in touch, most of the time at least. Interesting, what is the method of this communication if I ma...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Mildir’s Gnosis
Topic: There is no easy way to tell it, but there's something you need to know...
Replies: 35
Views: 1727

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

[...] She approached me and talked to me in a language that later I would know as Sindarin. She called it Mithren. She taught me to speak in Mithren (it is partly different from the Sindarin attested in J.R.R. Tolkien's scripts) {truncated} [...] I think that that is at least a noteworthy fact, wou...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Mildir’s Gnosis
Topic: There is no easy way to tell it, but there's something you need to know...
Replies: 35
Views: 1727

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

[...] The bulk of the tale, though, rotates around real facts happened approximately 30000 years ago. Very interesting that you should say this: I did an archaeoastronomical investigation based upon the data-set of Varda's stars mentioned in both the Silmarillion and the LOTR using proper motion an...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Mildir’s Gnosis
Topic: There is no easy way to tell it, but there's something you need to know...
Replies: 35
Views: 1727

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

Dear Mildir: I have been quite busy lately, and so did not get to read much of your posts until now. I am going them now in reverse chronological order. First, I would say do not worry too much whether the non-ordinary experiences you describe are "inappropriate". You are now communicating with some...
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: 14
Views: 3300

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: 1300

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: 1300

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: 420

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 09, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Tolkienian resources
Topic: Three bloggers
Replies: 3
Views: 886

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 5:32 am
Forum: Tolkienian resources
Topic: Three bloggers
Replies: 3
Views: 886

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: 5954

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: 10657

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: 2461

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: 4760

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: 4760

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 ...