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by Meneldur Olvarion
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Not Specified Further
Topic: Tolkien as "Sci-Fi"
Replies: 15
Views: 1627

Re: Tolkien as "Sci-Fi"

[...] May I take a guess ? :D Is it possible that your mind (the thinking part of you) told you that it was just fiction, because the evidence that orcs/wizards/hobbits existed was nowhere to be found, while instead your heart (the feeling part of you) suggested that there was truth in all that ? Y...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Not Specified Further
Topic: The structure of the One and other concepts of spirit science
Replies: 1
Views: 202

Re: The structure of the One and other concepts of spirit science

[...] But the Eldar have always wanted to know things as they are rather than believe something about them, so they have tried for thousands of years to find out a way to gain true and objective knowledge. They do indeed seem experiential and observational as represented in the Legedarium. Some (Mo...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Personalities
Topic: Do Republicans and pedophile priests share the same vile sexual morality.
Replies: 14
Views: 2081

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

[...] Looks like in some respects I'm more American than you... :D Actually, I the American here -- or that's what it used to say on my passport (before I let it expire). But in a very large sense I'm also not , culturally speaking anyway. Mostly, my countrymen fill me with disgust, and like Frodo,...
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: 977

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: 964

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: 964

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: 964

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: 2081

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: 544

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: 544

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: 242

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 16, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Mytho-History
Topic: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?
Replies: 33
Views: 1588

Re: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?

I shall draft an answer for you a bit later, although I'm afraid I can't address the question you seem most interested in, as I am not oriented that way: as a shaman, I have never met God (or Satan), but I have met great angels. Also, as someone who largely stands outside the ordinary human experien...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Tolkienian resources
Topic: Three bloggers
Replies: 3
Views: 716

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 6:22 am
Forum: Mytho-History
Topic: If you think an ideology or religion is immoral and evil, should you actively oppose it?
Replies: 6
Views: 976

Re: If you think an ideology or religion is immoral and evil, should you actively oppose it?

[...]does your ideology require you to fight other ideologies? I'm an Anarchist, and most other Anarchists would probably say no, but for me the answer is yes. Especially when confronted with an abomination like Donald Trump, who is pretty much the existential opposite of everything a black-block A...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Tolkienian resources
Topic: Three bloggers
Replies: 3
Views: 716

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?