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by Lúthien
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Tolkienian resources
Topic: An interesting blog, "The Flame Imperishable"
Replies: 2
Views: 1874

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: 524

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: 4188

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: 1015

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: 4188

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: 1015

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: 21
Views: 7049

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: 12011

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: 21
Views: 7049

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: 12011

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?
by Lúthien
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Gnosis in religious traditions
Topic: The Gospel of Thomas Group Project
Replies: 51
Views: 12011

Re: The Gospel of Thomas Group Project

I tried to see your links and got, ---- You are not authorised to read this forum. I have been glitched. Regards, DL Hi DL, no glitching involved. As you can see, the post you quoted was written over four years ago. The links in there are to even older posts from our old board, and most of the memb...
by Lúthien
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Not Specified Further
Topic: Intro: Gods of Divine Union
Replies: 3
Views: 1418

Re: Intro: Gods of Divine Union

Hi Pinealight, I read a bit more, I'm about halfway through. I'm still highly intrigued by your vision of that cloud. I can't (yet) comment on how you tie all those elements from philosophy, science, religion and history together; rather I would like to know a bit more about the starting points. The...
by Lúthien
Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Not Specified Further
Topic: Intro: Gods of Divine Union
Replies: 3
Views: 1418

Re: Intro: Gods of Divine Union

Hey Pinealight, I'm sorry that it took longer than expected to get around to reading it. I started reading it three days ago, and so far I'm impressed. I absolutely love the description you give of how science and the imagination interrelate! I arrived at almost the same position but you describe it...
by Lúthien
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Not Specified Further
Topic: Intro: Gods of Divine Union
Replies: 3
Views: 1418

Re: Intro: Gods of Divine Union

Thanks, I'll read it.
by Lúthien
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Not Specified Further
Topic: Physics and the Secret Book of John
Replies: 2
Views: 789

Re: Physics and the Secret Book of John

Hey, thanks for posting this. I'll read through it this weekend (and comment).