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by Lúthien
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Gnosis in religious traditions
Topic: The Basics on Gnosticism
Replies: 5
Views: 679

Re: The Basics on Gnosticism

Hi Neophyte, I am not an expert in 'regular gnosticism' either, but to summarise my understanding: The gnostic view is that Jehovah is indeed not the true God but a demiurge. Here's a description of (one of the) the Gnostic creation myths, The Divine Sophia A short summary of that would be: In the b...
by Lúthien
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Mildir’s Gnosis
Topic: The Elokh from Mars & their rockets
Replies: 16
Views: 1031

Re: The Basics on Gnosticism

I, for one, don't think he was a deity at all: there is a wealth of historical evidence confirming that he was one of the Elokh, a warlike people which once inhabited Mars. Does that sound impossible to you ? :D Have you ever seen what Babylonian sculptors used to depict ? ;) :hmm: Well, what do YO...
by Lúthien
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Not Specified Further
Topic: Tolkien as "Sci-Fi"
Replies: 15
Views: 1452

Re: Tolkien as "Sci-Fi"

btw, not sure if you (Mildir) know, but Tolkien did attempt to write a kind of SF story - though it's of course entangled with the rest of his Legendarium: The Notion Club Papers.
by Lúthien
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Not Specified Further
Topic: Tolkien as "Sci-Fi"
Replies: 15
Views: 1452

Re: Tolkien as "Sci-Fi"

Re-reading this topic after several years, I must admit that the idea that I have of "contemporary science fiction" is probably hugely simplified. We had a stack of old SF paperbacks at home, which I all devoured when I was in my teens. They were mostly from the 'Golden Age': authors like Isaac Asim...
by Lúthien
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:11 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: 639

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

@Dave, very well spoken as usual! First, I would say do not worry too much whether the non-ordinary experiences you describe are "inappropriate". I’ll just add here that the same goes for me, but as I mentioned earlier it’s good to keep in mind that your experiences might be difficult to communicate...
by Lúthien
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:01 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: 639

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

Mildir wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:12 am
No, Lúthien, I didn't want to disturb him. :D
I just hoped he might pass by soon, but I think it's better to let fate decide... :)
Having known him for some time, I think that it’s more than likely he’s engrossed in something. I know because I’m like him in that respect :)

Edit: Q.E.D. :D
by Lúthien
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Personalities
Topic: Do Republicans and pedophile priests share the same vile sexual morality.
Replies: 14
Views: 1767

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

Looks like in some respects I'm more American than you... :D Possibly ... I’m in any case not American at all, because I’m a Europeana like you :) Have you ever listened to any song by Enya? :) I suspect you already know her. I do, yes. I find their lyrics interesting, but the music as such does no...
by Lúthien
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Personalities
Topic: Do Republicans and pedophile priests share the same vile sexual morality.
Replies: 14
Views: 1767

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

Good point re. worshipping! I’ve always felt a distaste for that particular blind dedication and “I’m not worthy” attitude... any person, or indeed any deity who would love that sort of grovelling must be a jerk indeed. Funny, but I was just thinking about this today in another context: I love many ...
by Lúthien
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Mildir’s Gnosis
Topic: There is no easy way to tell it, but there's something you need to know...
Replies: 35
Views: 639

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

I think that any attempt to oust the current US president will be met with enthusiasm from our American forum members - at least the ones I know :) And the same goes for me. Re - “leaving behind the description of meeting the Eldar and moving on to substantial things like the nature of life, the uni...
by Lúthien
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Personalities
Topic: Do Republicans and pedophile priests share the same vile sexual morality.
Replies: 14
Views: 1767

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

Hi, Meneldur, I'm new here but may I tell something? :) Humans "apotheosize" everything that help the dark part of their soul think of itself as cool, intelligent and dominant. That part is evil (what of evil is still left in every man) and evil needs to think of itself that way, otherwise it shoul...
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: 35
Views: 639

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: 35
Views: 639

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: 35
Views: 639

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.