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by PoisonPen
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Individual Spirituality
Topic: Death Refutations
Replies: 11
Views: 3257

Re: Death Refutations

But that's what narrative is, in essence: a deliberate limitation. As a Jungian, I'm always intensely aware of both narrative and the role of meta-narrative in constructing it. What makes narrative so challenging once one is aware it exists is the existential reality that creating it involves crafti...
by PoisonPen
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic (Occult)
Topic: Suggestions for occult fora
Replies: 15
Views: 2332

Re: Suggestions for occult fora

I've been trying to sign up for two or three days, but I can't get the verification email and they won't respond to a request for assistance.
by PoisonPen
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic (Occult)
Topic: Suggestions for occult fora
Replies: 15
Views: 2332

Suggestions for occult fora

Seeing as this site seems to be largely abandoned, I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions for other fora covering similar subject matter. In particular I'm looking for places without a lot of young people, and where the petty politics are kept to a dull roar. As I am a Jungian, I'd also like to avo...
by PoisonPen
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Beginners Info
Topic: 3 Chicken feets under my car hood !
Replies: 17
Views: 2412

Re: 3 Chicken feets under my car hood !

Diana the Valkyrie has run the biggest femdom community on the Internet for more than 20 years (predating the Web itself), and she has a formal policy to avoid drama: whatever you tell her, she will believe you. If you say you're a woman, or a lesbian, or a two-spirited pony-kin vampire, she will ta...
by PoisonPen
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Beginners Info
Topic: 3 Chicken feets under my car hood !
Replies: 17
Views: 2412

Re: 3 Chicken feets under my car hood !

Ok i can see u guys are having fun with this. Guess im on wrong forum asking this. Its not something i saw on internet or i dont even know if its any kind of urban legend or whatever , that shit realy happened to me ... i have no knowledge about magic or anything , thats why i asked here ... i have...
by PoisonPen
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Individual Spirituality
Topic: Death Refutations
Replies: 11
Views: 3257

Re: Death Refutations

Spida, Phenomenology is an attempt to do an end-run around metaphysics by accepting axiomatically that our dasein, our experience of we-in-the-world, is necessarily real as there's nothing else conceivably for us to consider real. And what differentiates this human perception of self and paradoxical...
by PoisonPen
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Individual Spirituality
Topic: Death Refutations
Replies: 11
Views: 3257

Re: Death Refutations

Cybernetic_Jazz, From a phenomenological perspective, what we experience is real, as, if "real" refers to anything, it must necessarily refer to our perception of being. And being can be defined by restriction to time and space, as these are the phenomena which differentiate our current state of bei...
by PoisonPen
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Ancient Magick and Mythologies
Topic: Three Kinds Of Reincarnation
Replies: 9
Views: 1809

Re: Three Kinds Of Reincarnation

By Gnostic definition, a soul is the combination of body (soma) with spirit (pneuma). Remove either ingredient and you no longer have a soul. In other words, you have a body and spirit, you are a soul. And when the spirit leaves or the body perishes, the soul ceases.
by PoisonPen
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New: What do you look like?
Replies: 84
Views: 54581

Re: New: What do you look like?

Halleluja, I'm a bum.

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by PoisonPen
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Help identifying a sigil
Replies: 0
Views: 872

Help identifying a sigil

As a Jungian mystic, I do a lot of dream work. Lately, they have been... apocalyptic. Very heavy, and full of dread. This morning when I woke up, I had a red, glowing sigil of some kind sitting right in the middle of my field of vision in my right eye. It took between 30 seconds and a minute for it ...
by PoisonPen
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic (Occult)
Topic: Is there a market for actual mysticism?
Replies: 4
Views: 1168

Re: Is there a market for actual mysticism?

Cybernetic_Jazz: Thanks for the insight. Part of the problem I'm having with focus is because I never wanted anything like this to begin with. I've always been a free spirit, never worried about money, and spent my life in service to other people and my community. I was always content living in dest...
by PoisonPen
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic (Occult)
Topic: Is there a market for actual mysticism?
Replies: 4
Views: 1168

Is there a market for actual mysticism?

For the last few years I've been earning extra money doing tarot readings on a little folding table on the street. My skills have increased over that time, and something odd is happening. I used to make $60-$80 in a 12 hour shift pretty reliably (I charge by voluntary donation), but for the last two...
by PoisonPen
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: The Dark Mother, whale-like entities, and a threat
Replies: 15
Views: 6766

Re: The Dark Mother, whale-like entities, and a threat

Well. I'm not sure what to make of that. Last night, the Anima came to me and told me that instead of waking up, she had left a number of jars around my dreams, and that rather than waking up gasping, in terror, I could instead take the panic and put them in the jars. The jars look like large glass ...
by PoisonPen
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Ceremonial Magick
Topic: Isn't there any real black magic?
Replies: 119
Views: 73475

Re: Isn't there any real black magic?

Many years ago, I had a friend who shared my interest in Eastern philosophy. We both lived with serious, lifelong clinical depression as well, so we also had that in common, though we were temperamentally different. Through a mutual acquaintaince, she gave me a book by Ernest Becker called "Denial o...
by PoisonPen
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: The Dark Mother, whale-like entities, and a threat
Replies: 15
Views: 6766

Re: The Dark Mother, whale-like entities, and a threat

Thank you both for the advice. As a Jungian the paradigms I use are a little different; rituals for me are about using suggestibility to build confidence and reinforce the Self, and finding ways of integrating my many archetypal selves into a working committee of Me capable of functioning without to...
by PoisonPen
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: The Dark Mother, whale-like entities, and a threat
Replies: 15
Views: 6766

The Dark Mother, whale-like entities, and a threat

I've been doing meditation and lucid dreaming for a long time. My Anima acts as my dream guide, usually in the form of Christina Applegate. Embarassing, I know, but apparently my subconscious considers her to be the ideal female form against which all others are measured. For the last few years, my ...
by PoisonPen
Sun Jul 10, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Dreams and The Unconscious
Topic: Odd behaviour while dreaming lucidly
Replies: 3
Views: 1449

Odd behaviour while dreaming lucidly

I often use lucid dreaming, and have been able to have lucid dreams on a frequent basis since I was very young. In fact, it was lucid dreaming which eventually allowed me to work out my differences with my subconscious, with the Anima manifesting as Christina Applegate in my dreams and volunteering ...
by PoisonPen
Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic (Occult)
Topic: EVP (electronic voice phenomena)
Replies: 5
Views: 1672

Re: EVP (electronic voice phenomena)

The important thing to understand is that you're not listening to anything "out there," you're listening to stuff which is already inside your head with you. These noises you're interpreting have no inherent pattern. The brain is a pattern-recognition machine, and if it can't find a pattern, it will...
by PoisonPen
Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic (Occult)
Topic: This is what "real" (UFO's) look like...
Replies: 11
Views: 4413

Re: This is what "real" (UFO's) look like...

Carl Jung noted that "UFOs" have been described as saucer-shaped since Ezekial's wheels in the Old Testament, and usually in the form of mandalas. The mandala is an archetypal symbol built into the structure of the human brain; every culture, every religion uses the mandala or some variation of it t...
by PoisonPen
Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic (Occult)
Topic: Becoming aware of something strange...
Replies: 8
Views: 1784

Re: Becoming aware of something strange...

In Japanese, there are many ways of saying "thank you," but all of them express some level of hostility. Most of them translate into some variation of, "I now feel a sense of obligation to you." This is why gratefulness is so toxic, and why it's important to always give the opportunity for people to...
by PoisonPen
Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic (Occult)
Topic: What's the connection between kundalini and Ama archetypes?
Replies: 3
Views: 829

Re: What's the connection between kundalini and Ama archetyp

I'm assuming you're referring to the dakinis, who are complex figures which partake of both the Shadow and the Anima. It's true that the Shadow is more usually associated with male energy (the Goetia, for example), at least in modern times, but dakinis are bit more subtle in that they represent the ...
by PoisonPen
Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic (Occult)
Topic: What do you think causes "demonic possessions"?
Replies: 14
Views: 3717

Re: What do you think causes "demonic possessions"?

What we regard as our identity is an admixture of archetypal symbols. People like Jung, Jaynes, and Campbell have noted the similarities of figures across religion, story, and folklore, and guessed that they were manifestations of powerful, primal figures which are imprinted in the brain at birth or...
by PoisonPen
Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic (Occult)
Topic: Assistance identifying a figure
Replies: 0
Views: 583

Assistance identifying a figure

There's a figure which has been appearing in my dreams for months now, but won't identify herself. She sometimes appears as a woman without a face, and is sometimes accompanied by a scruffy, thin, sick-looking cat. She isn't threatening, but she acts amused, as if she's having a joke at my expense. ...
by PoisonPen
Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic (Occult)
Topic: Lamia
Replies: 1
Views: 643

Lamia

What can folks tell me about Lamia beyond what I can glean from Wikipedia? Is she Goetic? Would it be unusual for her to present as a faceless woman -- that is, appearing ordinary except without nose, eyes, ears, or hair, and with just a slit for a mouth? And would she in any way be associated with ...
by PoisonPen
Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic (Occult)
Topic: Apocalyptic dream
Replies: 4
Views: 875

Re: Apocalyptic dream

I had an unusual experience recently which may be connected. I hadn't seen the connection initially, but for some reason what you've written is causing my subconscious to draw my mind to it. I was waiting for a bus and some guy I didn't know stopped and asked me if I was "that tarot guy." I told him...

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