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by manofsands
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic (Occult)
Topic: Is there a name for...
Replies: 3
Views: 832

Re: Is there a name for...

Interesting
and thank you
by manofsands
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic (Occult)
Topic: Is there a name for...
Replies: 3
Views: 832

Is there a name for...

Hiyaz

Is there a name for the idea that disease in the physical body is a reflection of dis-ease in the mind?

I'm talking specifics, like... problems with "this" organ are a direct reflection of "that" mental/spiritual issue.

I appreciate your response
by manofsands
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Individual Spirituality
Topic: Falling in love
Replies: 46
Views: 20123

Re: Falling in love

I think Love is mis-defined and has always had fairy-tale package. It's not that Love isn't a beautiful thing, but It and how life works has always been explained in childhood and portrayed in media as a fairy tale... so people grow up expecting fairy tales. When things don't go as expected they thi...
by manofsands
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Individual Spirituality
Topic: embrace your fellow nonconformist day
Replies: 2
Views: 1159

Re: embrace your fellow nonconformist day

I celebrate nonconformist day by not celebrating it
by manofsands
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Individual Spirituality
Topic: Dark Night of the Soul
Replies: 14
Views: 5175

Re: Dark Night of the Soul

I was raised Christian.. and like many, slowly fell away from it in the light of more open spiritual beliefs. The pursuit of 'truth' always guiding me. Then a couple years ago a change happened in me. I don't recall a catalyst. I didn't consciously initiate it. I remember first thinking something wa...
by manofsands
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Individual Spirituality
Topic: Spiritual Atheism
Replies: 15
Views: 6638

Re: Spiritual Atheism

It may perhaps be worth distinguishing Theism (personal god) from Deism (impersonal god). Thus a Deist is necessarily a spiritual atheist. Deism is common in Asia. I have read... Deism - God created the world and does not interact with it Pantheism - All is God, always was God. No interaction Pande...
by manofsands
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Individual Spirituality
Topic: Spiritual Atheism
Replies: 15
Views: 6638

Re: Spiritual Atheism

... I still work with a lot of sympathetic magic. But I think I'm viewing whatever "paranormal" qualities herbs and crystals have, more like a hypnotic anchor than actual magical power. Basically, they have an affect on us because we imagine that they do. Is your form of magic then self contained.....
by manofsands
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Individual Spirituality
Topic: Dark Night of the Soul
Replies: 14
Views: 5175

Re: Dark Night of the Soul

... the dark night of the soul follows on from the inner initiation that requires self-control of thoughts. By this time the junior initiate is conscious of connection with the greater mind and able to call upon and receive inspirational assistance when required... Is this part of a ritual initiati...
by manofsands
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Individual Spirituality
Topic: Spiritual Atheism
Replies: 15
Views: 6638

Re: Spiritual Atheism

Desecrated wrote:I'm an atheist and a practitioner. I don't think I'm very spiritual.
Heya Desecrated... I remember you from when I frequented in the past.

Do you consider magic inherent in the world or issuing from yourself? ... if as an atheist, you don't consider it from a divine source?
by manofsands
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Individual Spirituality
Topic: Dark Night of the Soul
Replies: 14
Views: 5175

Re: Dark Night of the Soul

Do you mind stupid question? What is that? What is the"Dark Night of the Soul"? Well that's kinda what I was asking. There are many interpretations and I just wanted to get the communities take. Some have talked about it as being set upon by mental demons, but usually it's described as a period of ...
by manofsands
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Individual Spirituality
Topic: Dark Night of the Soul
Replies: 14
Views: 5175

Dark Night of the Soul

The "Dark Night of the Soul"...

... What do you think it really is... and...
If you think you've experienced it... what was it to you?
by manofsands
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Individual Spirituality
Topic: Spiritual Atheism
Replies: 15
Views: 6638

Spiritual Atheism

Does anyone exercise a form of 'Spiritual Atheism'...
...and if so, what's it look like?
by manofsands
Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:00 am
Forum: Off-Topic (Occult)
Topic: magick/belief
Replies: 14
Views: 1422

magick/belief

Does magick require belief?
by manofsands
Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A reduced presence on the forum
Replies: 14
Views: 1688

Re: A reduced presence on the forum

Clockwork Ghost, I apologize. My post was an immature outburst. Mean concidering you mean well, but ya gotta understand its fueled not by the arguements, but by my love of the forum and what it is/was. I also believe in progress and have been silently rooting for you and the life and enthusiasm you ...
by manofsands
Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A reduced presence on the forum
Replies: 14
Views: 1688

Re: A reduced presence on the forum

At least before you went you were able to run off many senior posters including, Ramscha, myself and manonthepath, a global moderator appointed for appeasement... for Cyberdemon, who entered the forum in conflict and controversy and was rewarded with the other moderator position. He can watch over t...
by manofsands
Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: just taking a break
Replies: 13
Views: 1436

Re: just taking a break

(((RR)))
by manofsands
Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic (Occult)
Topic: Desire
Replies: 14
Views: 1697

Re: Desire

Desire and aversion, opposite sides of a coin. They don't talk about aversion, but it's almost implied being the opposite pole of desire. Being 'poles' are what keep one from moving on. It highlights an imbalance. One ready to move on wound be balanced. So our desires and aversions are actually road...
by manofsands
Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic (Occult)
Topic: Slenderman Crime and Thoughtforms
Replies: 8
Views: 1445

Re: Slenderman Crime and Thoughtforms

Look up egregore... in the forum and/ or google.
by manofsands
Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello
Replies: 7
Views: 1150

Re: hello

Well Met and welcome.
by manofsands
Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: Beginners Info
Topic: Putting yourself out there
Replies: 12
Views: 2796

Re: Putting yourself out there

I am always myself, but I gauge quantity of information by my company. If questioned I will, however, explain my beliefs in as much painful detail as they care to hear. Be yourself, but don't throw yourself out there. If you are yourself you may repel friends of conflicting... frequencies,.. but you...
by manofsands
Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Beginners Info
Topic: "becoming" a vampire?
Replies: 20
Views: 4150

Re: "becoming" a vampire?

Are you talking your next life or after death only?
by manofsands
Sat Feb 21, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Beginners Info
Topic: "becoming" a vampire?
Replies: 20
Views: 4150

Re: "becoming" a vampire?

As said above, vampires aren't the glamorized dark strangers they appear in Hollywood. People wanting to become vampires often show their lack of info. There are a few types of vampires. The closest to what you probably want are the psychic vampires talked of. They are often born such or become so u...
by manofsands
Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:33 am
Forum: Site Discussion
Topic: New Global Moderator - manonthepath
Replies: 1
Views: 873

Re: New Global Moderator - manonthepath

Congratulations,...
...and not to downplay man on the paths appointment,... I applaud the clever way of dealing with the situation.
by manofsands
Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Site Discussion
Topic: New Global Moderator - cyberdemon
Replies: 8
Views: 3087

Re: New Global Moderator - cyberdemon

A good debate? To each his own, but I don't think so. Students have been complaining for centuries of teachers with holding information or being vauge. And as said in that thread, I don't think anyone owes another anything here other than common courtesy, but that wasn't really in question. I congra...
by manofsands
Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Site Discussion
Topic: New Global Moderator - cyberdemon
Replies: 8
Views: 3087

Re: New Global Moderator - cyberdemon

I don't know cyberdemon, only read a few post relating to the adding rule debate. It seems a weird thing making a moderator out of a relatively new person who was embroiled in conflict almost from the start.

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