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Re: Random musings
#540: November 04, 2020, 02:02:17 AM
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Is the spear of Longinus a metaphor for the spear of destiny

They've always been used interchangeably

What is the 'spear of destiny' to 'Excalibur'?
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Re: Random musings
#541: November 04, 2020, 03:11:00 AM
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Is the spear of Longinus a metaphor for the spear of destiny

They've always been used interchangeably

What is the 'spear of destiny' to 'Excalibur'?

Jesus to lucifer
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Re: Random musings
#542: November 06, 2020, 03:27:10 AM
I occasionally find myself in a dream, encountering a weird situation and then thinking to myself  "am I dreaming?"

Then as soon as the answer comes back "yes", a strong chill courses through my body, my vision goes white, and then I either have a false awakening in an illusionary version of my room, or I wake up for real.

If it's the false awakening, I'm usually paralyzed. Then once I get my bearings, "am I dreaming" "Yes" strong chill, etc etc.

This shit is fucking weird AF.
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Re: Random musings
#543: November 06, 2020, 07:43:12 AM
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I occasionally find myself in a dream, encountering a weird situation and then thinking to myself  "am I dreaming?"

Then as soon as the answer comes back "yes", a strong chill courses through my body, my vision goes white, and then I either have a false awakening in an illusionary version of my room, or I wake up for real.

If it's the false awakening, I'm usually paralyzed. Then once I get my bearings, "am I dreaming" "Yes" strong chill, etc etc.

This shit is fucking weird AF.

Cultivating the lucid dream state is a skill.

Cultivating the magick mind is a skill.

Are the two related?

Why are they so hard to [seemingly maintain]?

What can you achieve in either state?
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Re: Random musings
#544: November 06, 2020, 01:44:24 PM


Cultivating the lucid dream state is a skill.

Cultivating the magick mind is a skill.

Are the two related?

Why are they so hard to [seemingly maintain]?

What can you achieve in either state?
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MirrOr. How would you describe the magick mind? Is it an opening to all possibilities or seeing people and things as they are and not how they present themselves? What are some of your tricks for lucid dreaming? I try to have short naps or to sleep for long periods (ie. 10-12 hours). Are you able to direct your dreams before you fall asleep, as in thinking about something then dreaming it? 
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Re: Random musings
#545: November 06, 2020, 02:34:53 PM
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Cultivating the lucid dream state is a skill.

Cultivating the magick mind is a skill.

Are the two related?

Why are they so hard to [seemingly maintain]?

What can you achieve in either state?

MirrOr. How would you describe the magick mind? Is it an opening to all possibilities or seeing people and things as they are and not how they present themselves? What are some of your tricks for lucid dreaming? I try to have short naps or to sleep for long periods (ie. 10-12 hours). Are you able to direct your dreams before you fall asleep, as in thinking about something then dreaming it?
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I know this isnt directed at me but methods ive found to consistently help are
1. Keep a dream journal, make sure to use it every single day even if you dont remember much, just a feeling upon waking up if nothing else. This improves recall and makes the conscious mind more aware in dream state.
2. Do reality checks throughout the day at regular intervals. Make it a big deal to yourself, really ask the question and ponder on it for a while. Also try to keep the idea of lucid dreaming on your mind as much as possible throughout the day. Probably the most imporant thing you can do to lucid dream in a few days. It just takes focus.
3. Repeat a mantra or such in your mind as you fall asleep to really cement the intention ie. "I am awake in my dream" or whatever you come up with.

Also directing a dream is as simple as focusing on a certain thing for a good chunk of time. If i think about the ocean all day, my dream will be somewhere to do with the ocean. Or reading a book for most of the day, then finding yourself in that books world upon dreaming. It takes a little practice to "set the stage" at will. Easier to manipulate the dream once already in it than start with a certain theme, at least for beginners.
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Re: Random musings
#546: November 06, 2020, 03:21:05 PM
"Live within your means" is a myth. Live below your means. Powerful concept.
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Re: Random musings
#547: November 06, 2020, 03:31:07 PM
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"Live within your means" is a myth. Live below your means. Powerful concept.

So do wealthy people become so by living like poor people or less than wealthy people? From what I currently understand if you want to manifest what you want then you should act like you already have it. If you act and live like a pauper or a less than wealthy person that doesn't appear to be a formula for success to me. I could be wrong and misunderstand something.
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Re: Random musings
#548: November 06, 2020, 06:54:05 PM
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"Live within your means" is a myth. Live below your means. Powerful concept.

Never accept a mantra that asked you to be less than the real power lies in expanding your means. You can choose your sacrifices you can sacrifice your lifestyle or your time or your family or any number of things you needed sacrifice most of them hardly even half depending on the size of your ambition
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Re: Random musings
#549: November 06, 2020, 06:57:17 PM
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"Live within your means" is a myth. Live below your means. Powerful concept.

So do wealthy people become so by living like poor people or less than wealthy people? From what I currently understand if you want to manifest what you want then you should act like you already have it. If you act and live like a pauper or a less than wealthy person that doesn't appear to be a formula for success to me. I could be wrong and misunderstand something.
That's an interesting question.  (Sorry I don't have answers, just rambling here.)
We live a simple, wholesome and fun life, well below our means.  I have come to the conclusion that best and highest use of money is to invest it to create a lasting and generational legacy for my children/bloodline.  (Thanks for the idea, Rofsy : )
Maybe it has to do with the concepts of 'generosity' and 'stinginess'.  You can be frugal and still entertain well if you are creative and fun to be around.  Or you could be the type that spends lavishly and is a miserable peevish asshole.  Maybe the difference is 'intent' and 'the quality of you and your friends'. 
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Re: Random musings
#550: November 06, 2020, 07:57:49 PM
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"Live within your means" is a myth. Live below your means. Powerful concept.

Never accept a mantra that asked you to be less than the real power lies in expanding your means. You can choose your sacrifices you can sacrifice your lifestyle or your time or your family or any number of things you needed sacrifice most of them hardly even half depending on the size of your ambition

So TPTB are not despicable people for sacrificing their own because they have great 'ends' in sight? Is there really no kind of 'consequence' for offering up other people who may not even be related to you, not to mention your own blood for your own agenda?

Does them and their big goals and willingness to sacrifice/offer up literally anything they can make then questionable people or simply better players of the game?

I've heard it said that chess is a game of knowing what to give up/sacrifice and when to do it.
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Re: Random musings
#551: November 06, 2020, 08:03:18 PM
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"Live within your means" is a myth. Live below your means. Powerful concept.

Never accept a mantra that asked you to be less than the real power lies in expanding your means. You can choose your sacrifices you can sacrifice your lifestyle or your time or your family or any number of things you needed sacrifice most of them hardly even half depending on the size of your ambition

So TPTB are not despicable people for sacrificing their own because they have great 'ends' in sight? Is there really no kind of 'consequence' for offering up other people who may not even be related to you, not to mention your own blood for your own agenda?

Does them and their big goals and willingness to sacrifice/offer up literally anything they can make then questionable people or simply better players of the game?

I've heard it said that chess is a game of knowing what to give up/sacrifice and when to do it.

Your first statement is nonsense you're making a moral value statement which is an at best fruitless endeavor and usually inapplicable from a pragmatic point of view. As for repercussions we discussed those here at lunch but as with everything else it depends greatly on the intelligence confidence and resources of the person facing them.
Some people will go through this life breaking every single rule I'm coming out like roses and some people will never break rules and the one time they do they'll have the book thrown at them in both instances it's entirely their fault
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Re: Random musings
#552: November 06, 2020, 08:05:58 PM
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"Live within your means" is a myth. Live below your means. Powerful concept.

Never accept a mantra that asked you to be less than the real power lies in expanding your means. You can choose your sacrifices you can sacrifice your lifestyle or your time or your family or any number of things you needed sacrifice most of them hardly even half depending on the size of your ambition

So TPTB are not despicable people for sacrificing their own because they have great 'ends' in sight? Is there really no kind of 'consequence' for offering up other people who may not even be related to you, not to mention your own blood for your own agenda?

Does them and their big goals and willingness to sacrifice/offer up literally anything they can make then questionable people or simply better players of the game?

I've heard it said that chess is a game of knowing what to give up/sacrifice and when to do it.

Your first statement is nonsense you're making a moral value statement which is an at best fruitless endeavor and usually inapplicable from a pragmatic point of view. As for repercussions we discussed those here at lunch but as with everything else it depends greatly on the intelligence confidence and resources of the person facing them.
Some people will go through this life breaking every single rule I'm coming out like roses and some people will never break rules and the one time they do they'll have the book thrown at them in both instances it's entirely their fault

Got it. I guess what I still have a difficult time trying to understand is how people can feel nothing at giving up what at least appears to be their own blood. What kind of knowledge is required to free yourself from such limiting beliefs?
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Re: Random musings
#553: November 06, 2020, 08:44:02 PM
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Cultivating the lucid dream state is a skill.

Cultivating the magick mind is a skill.

Are the two related?

Why are they so hard to [seemingly maintain]?

What can you achieve in either state?

MirrOr. How would you describe the magick mind? Is it an opening to all possibilities or seeing people and things as they are and not how they present themselves? What are some of your tricks for lucid dreaming? I try to have short naps or to sleep for long periods (ie. 10-12 hours). Are you able to direct your dreams before you fall asleep, as in thinking about something then dreaming it?
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I cannot describe it. But I can provide an instance:

Next time you encounter a coincidence so meaningful, follow it. When it leads to the next and so on, a momentum will build that when followed intently should let your senses leave and you will be left with the undeniable conclusion that it ALL is meaningful and ALL specific to YOU. This in turn will allow you to be certain that the above conclusion is right. This in turn will allow you to be certain that nothing in your sensible reality is as it seems. This will trigger a state of awareness and tangible euphoria (grossly akin to the beginnings of an enthoegenic trip...very loosely stated). If you continue to follow that feeling of certainty you will take a back seat to the "taco eating, bill paying you" and in this state you can use [focus of another variety] to [....].

Thats the best I can do to articulate this.

As for lucid dreaming Ad M.'s first two suggestions will start you nicely. Coincidentally, the feeling (especially the first few times you experience it) of REALIZING you are in a dream is the best comparison to a waking state of magick mind.
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Re: Random musings
#554: November 07, 2020, 12:32:31 AM
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Cultivating the lucid dream state is a skill.

Cultivating the magick mind is a skill.

Are the two related?

Why are they so hard to [seemingly maintain]?

What can you achieve in either state?

MirrOr. How would you describe the magick mind? Is it an opening to all possibilities or seeing people and things as they are and not how they present themselves? What are some of your tricks for lucid dreaming? I try to have short naps or to sleep for long periods (ie. 10-12 hours). Are you able to direct your dreams before you fall asleep, as in thinking about something then dreaming it?

I cannot describe it. But I can provide an instance:

Next time you encounter a coincidence so meaningful, follow it. When it leads to the next and so on, a momentum will build that when followed intently should let your senses leave and you will be left with the undeniable conclusion that it ALL is meaningful and ALL specific to YOU. This in turn will allow you to be certain that the above conclusion is right. This in turn will allow you to be certain that nothing in your sensible reality is as it seems. This will trigger a state of awareness and tangible euphoria (grossly akin to the beginnings of an enthoegenic trip...very loosely stated). If you continue to follow that feeling of certainty you will take a back seat to the "taco eating, bill paying you" and in this state you can use [focus of another variety] to [....].

Thats the best I can do to articulate this.

As for lucid dreaming Ad M.'s first two suggestions will start you nicely. Coincidentally, the feeling (especially the first few times you experience it) of REALIZING you are in a dream is the best comparison to a waking state of magick mind.



That frightening yet exhilarating feeling you had when you first jumped from a diving board or skied fast down a hill - expect to feel more of that.
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