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by Lúthien
Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:52 am
Forum: Books & Articles
Topic: Legendarium Texts
Replies: 24
Views: 3380

Re: Legendarium Texts

They may very well exist in the spiritual realm (if there is one) but they truly do exist on this plane of reality. Entities such as corporations, nations, churches, ad infinitum; (...) Ah ok, I had not realised you meant it like that! These are the mechanizations of Melkor? (...) Why yes, you coul...
by Lúthien
Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:21 am
Forum: Books & Articles
Topic: Legendarium Texts
Replies: 24
Views: 3380

Re: Legendarium Texts

I've always had a very easy time believing the trans-human powers of the Archons from gnostic myth, (...) Again a couple of thoughts in no particular order ... my first thought is that gnostics always state first and foremost that they don't believe but know, and that that knowledge stems from a ce...
by Lúthien
Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Books & Articles
Topic: Legendarium Texts
Replies: 24
Views: 3380

Re: Legendarium Texts

After listening in, I wasn't really bothered by it because large parts of the 'magic' are presented in such a mechanistic fashion that I'm just waiting for the "phase amplifiers" and "dilithium crystals" to make their appearances. ;) Yeah, if the only valid reality is the world of facts, magic turn...
by Lúthien
Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:18 am
Forum: Books & Articles
Topic: Legendarium Texts
Replies: 24
Views: 3380

Re: Legendarium Texts

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. Though I won't deny that we're facing some pretty serious problems these days ...
by Lúthien
Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:29 am
Forum: Books & Articles
Topic: Legendarium Texts
Replies: 24
Views: 3380

Re: Legendarium Texts

I thought you'd have seen it :)
It's in a thread in the same subforum one level up here
by Lúthien
Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Books & Articles
Topic: So The Elves...
Replies: 14
Views: 1103

Re: So The Elves...

Heh, maybe they're just annoyed because pope Francis insulted a couple of their cherished reactionary hobby-horses when he visited the US earlier this year ;) I actually quite like this pope's political position; he makes a lot more sense* than practically all political leaders today apart from Just...
by Lúthien
Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:10 am
Forum: Books & Articles
Topic: Legendarium Texts
Replies: 24
Views: 3380

Re: Legendarium Texts

Or, to quote a much better reply to your last question: So how do maintain sanity when you find yourself in this situation? Like this: Yes! 'wish-fulfilment dreams' we spin to cheat our timid hearts and ugly Fact defeat! Whence came the wish, and whence the power to dream, or some things fair and ot...
by Lúthien
Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:57 am
Forum: Books & Articles
Topic: Legendarium Texts
Replies: 24
Views: 3380

Re: Legendarium Texts

The evil sweeps you up and destroys you because you knew someone who was suspected of having subversive thoughts. As a matter of fact, they know you're innocent and you're actually on their side, but just to be on the safe side you must be eliminated--and your children. I'm having a little trouble ...
by Lúthien
Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:55 am
Forum: Books & Articles
Topic: So The Elves...
Replies: 14
Views: 1103

Re: So The Elves...

Now many Protestants don't even consider Catholics to be Christians. Really? :huh: What else do they consider them than? I don't feel it's that much different ... I just count on the fact that I'm essentially a nice guy (I think) to dispel any xenophobic enmity. I feel that my peers see me as prete...
by Lúthien
Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Books & Articles
Topic: Mythopoeia
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Re: Mythopoeia

Thanks. Though I do think I have at least some idea based on the things you told about those visions over time (though I'm sure that it is only a very vague notion).
by Lúthien
Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:00 am
Forum: Books & Articles
Topic: So The Elves...
Replies: 14
Views: 1103

Re: So The Elves...

Not by far to this degree. I've actually searched for something that felt like home for years. I have been familiar with Tolkien's work since childhood but never considered it to be anything other than 'just fiction' even though it always had a very strong impact on me. I can only say that it felt v...
by Lúthien
Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: Books & Articles
Topic: So The Elves...
Replies: 14
Views: 1103

Re: So The Elves...

No worries :) Though elves are less easily corrupted, they're definitely not immune to evil either. There are a fair number of 'nasty pieces of work' described: Eöl for instance (an arrogant, peevish character who didn't shy away from barely veiled rape), or Saeros (arrogant, disdainful and a coward...
by Lúthien
Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Books & Articles
Topic: Mythopoeia
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Re: Mythopoeia

I think there's quite a lot to ponder in this poem. For instance, in relation to this: Like I said though, Tolkien and the gnostic mythos don't align exactly (the way I see it), but the term 'Archon' seems to have intrinsic malevolent connotations. Perhaps not like a deranged sociopath, but at least...
by Lúthien
Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Sound & Music
Topic: Gondolin music
Replies: 0
Views: 3514

Gondolin music

This piece is the result of one of the Nost-na-Lothian meditations, (imaginally) visiting the city of Gondolin. I found myself on a street and became aware of music being made in a very particular way: people singing the same piece together though not actually standing close together in a group as i...
by Lúthien
Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: Books & Articles
Topic: Legendarium Texts
Replies: 24
Views: 3380

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. What's also interesting about Tolkien is that the whole thing started with words. As a boy even he ...