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C.g. saw what goes on in elite circles and obsessively pursued the truth

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C.g. saw what goes on in elite circles and obsessively pursued the truth

I'm sure its been seen, but its worth mentioning.

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Mediaeval Mythbusting Blog #2: The Problem of “Witchmarks”



Some interesting parts:

"The phrase “witchmarks” is a releatively recent invention. Graffiti archaeologist, Matthew Champion, demonstrated at this year’s Vernacular Architecture Group winter conference that it may not be any older than the middle of the last decade and was specifically invented by journalists to act as an emotive word for use in attention-grabbing headlines."

"The inaccurate term refers to a loosely associated group of marks which are found in historic buildings which include M’s and double-V’s, pentagrams, knotwork, meshes, circular designs and burn marks. "

"Research by an increasing number of scholars, archaeologists and writers (sometimes all three in one!) has largely concluded that these marks were deliberately created by people across a wide period of time spanning the mediaeval, early modern and modern eras and that they may relate to the practice of averting evil or bad luck whilst also bringing good luck to the occupants of buildings (as well as other locations including trees and caves)."

It's a good time for extra protection.
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I play with candles
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I've been lurking about but didn't really have anything to say. You said the same thing about blue and orange before. May I ask what the personal significance is?

Blue and orange oppose each other on the color wheel, FWIW.

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I've been lurking about but didn't really have anything to say. You said the same thing about blue and orange before. May I ask what the personal significance is?

Blue and orange oppose each other on the color wheel, FWIW.

My two favorite colors.

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I haven't listened to this whole thing yet but am enjoying it
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I haven't listened to this whole thing yet but am enjoying it
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The Key of David discussion here is good.

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The Tibetan Book Of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche

"According to the wisdom of Buddha, we can actually use our lives to prepare for death. We do not have to wait for the painful death of someone close to us or the shock of terminal illness to force us to look at our lives. Nor are we condemned to go out empty-handed at death to meet the unknown. We can begin, here and now, to find meaning in our lives. We can make of every moment an opportunity to change and to prepare—wholeheartedly, precisely, and with peace of mind—for death and eternity.


“In the Buddhist approach, life and death are seen as one whole, where death is the beginning of another chapter of life. Death is the mirror in which the entire meaning of life is reflected.

"In this wonderful teaching, we find the whole of life and death presented together as a series of constantly changing transitional realities known as bardos. The word "bardo" is commonly used to denote the intermediate state between death and rebirth, but in reality bardos are occuring continuously throughout both life and death, and are junctures when the possibility of liberation, or enlightenment, is heightened.

The bardos are particularly powerful opportunities for liberation because there are, the teachings show us, certain moments that are much more powerful than others and much more charged with potential, when whatever you do has a crucial and far-reachig effect...The greatest and most charged of these moments, however, is the moment of death."
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The Tibetan Book Of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche

"According to the wisdom of Buddha, we can actually use our lives to prepare for death. We do not have to wait for the painful death of someone close to us or the shock of terminal illness to force us to look at our lives. Nor are we condemned to go out empty-handed at death to meet the unknown. We can begin, here and now, to find meaning in our lives. We can make of every moment an opportunity to change and to prepare—wholeheartedly, precisely, and with peace of mind—for death and eternity.


“In the Buddhist approach, life and death are seen as one whole, where death is the beginning of another chapter of life. Death is the mirror in which the entire meaning of life is reflected.

"In this wonderful teaching, we find the whole of life and death presented together as a series of constantly changing transitional realities known as bardos. The word "bardo" is commonly used to denote the intermediate state between death and rebirth, but in reality bardos are occuring continuously throughout both life and death, and are junctures when the possibility of liberation, or enlightenment, is heightened.

The bardos are particularly powerful opportunities for liberation because there are, the teachings show us, certain moments that are much more powerful than others and much more charged with potential, when whatever you do has a crucial and far-reachig effect...The greatest and most charged of these moments, however, is the moment of death."

Has anyone seen Enter the Void (2009)? It tackles some of the books ideas through film. Thought it was worth mentioning.
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You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login - Thanks for the recommend. I'll check it out. So far I'm gaining a lot from the book. To be clear it's a new take (an expansion) on the Tibetan Book of the Dead.

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You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login - Thanks for the recommend. I'll check it out. So far I'm gaining a lot from the book. To be clear it's a new take (an expansion) on the Tibetan Book of the Dead.

Nice, no problem. Enter the Void is a personal favorite. I'll have to give that a read through.
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I like this video:
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This Monday, May 16th will include a total lunar eclipse and is part of an almost tetrad. It's an opportunity and is explained in the video.

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"A tetrad is a phenomenon where four consecutive eclipse seasons each contain a total lunar eclipse. In other words, it is four “Blood Moons” in a row, about six months apart. The term comes from the Greek word tetras, which means a group of four.

"Tetrads are not particularly rare, although they come in interesting cycles of around 600 years. For about 300 years, there are no tetrads at all. This is followed by a period of roughly 300 years where a tetrad occurs every 15 years or so.

"At the moment, we are about halfway through the second half of this cycle. The last tetrad took place in 2014-2015; the next will happen in 2032-2033.

"There is almost a tetrad in 2021-2022, with total lunar eclipses on May 26, 2021, May 16, 2022, and November 8, 2022, and a big partial lunar eclipse on November 19, 2021. The magnitude of the partial eclipse is 0.97—although this is a fraction short of being total, it will look very similar to a total eclipse, and the Moon will acquire a noticeably reddish tint."

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