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Greetings,

I'm a bit of a lurker but I recognize the positive impact an introduction has when one wishes to begin engaging with a community. On some level, even if it's small. So without further to do, here's just that. I'll try and not bore you with fancy stories or any sort of content meant to grab attention, but not hold it.

I would not consider myself a newbie, but am aware that I still have so much to learn in this infinite universe. My path revolves around, primarily, genuine shamanism with native European roots mixed with a dash of cynic animism to mirror my nature. Despite this alignment I am eager to learn, read, and hear about paths/practices separate than mine. In my never ending quest to consume as much information as possible. An impulse that is very core to me. This thirst has led me to several positions to teach in the past, but I no longer do. I consider myself non-human in nature but am still within the realm of sanity to be aware of and accept the human mind and body I currently inhabit. I have no grand or whacky tales of things like 'possession' or implantation. Curses and what have you. I simply recognize and connect strongly with my origin, which still reflects heavily outside of my physical self.

And, really, that's just about it for me at this current point in time. I've tried not to bog this down too much. I have a tendency to ramble. But I am open to questions and certainly look forward to lurking (and maybe posting) in this community.

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greetings and welcome from another forum newbie.

Im not sure that tales of possession or curses or the like here would even be considered grand nor whacky here....at least not amongst the ones who have been around the block.

I'm sure you'll find enough information to learn about other styles and challange yourself....I know I have

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Nice to meet you.

I gather not, given the forum name. I was making light of some of the things I've seen in similar communities in reference to myself and nature of being. Jesting, in a way. My sense of humor can be dry though and I understand it not being translated well.

Thank you for the welcome :).

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Hound wrote:Nice to meet you.

I gather not, given the forum name. I was making light of some of the things I've seen in similar communities in reference to myself and nature of being. Jesting, in a way. My sense of humor can be dry though and I understand it not being translated well.

Thank you for the welcome :).
I see that now with your explaination....sometimes a lot is lost when reading text withou tone

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bathtub-alchemist wrote:
I consider myself non-human in nature but am still within the realm of sanity to be aware of and accept the human mind and body I currently inhabit.
Human skin didn't quite stick to you? It sometimes gives me rashes as well.
Welcome, and please feel free to flash your feathers every now and then, we'd be honoured.
bathtub-alchemist wrote: I see that now with your explanation....sometimes a lot is lost when reading text without tone
Well it's easy, you just look at the name of the one has given to him self and you can right away guess he has a peculiar sense of humour. Somewhat like me [clown]
Anyone up for a stand up comedy night? [yay]
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Hello there, Cerber.
Human skin didn't quite stick to you?
No matter how many times I go through the process, it never seems to. I suppose the fire in me is a little too much for the type of life we tend to live in this state, hm?
Well it's easy, you just look at the name of the one has given to him self and you can right away guess he has a peculiar sense of humour.
Quite. Though in a particular way most people don't expect.

One thing I enjoy doing these days is to have an overbearing honesty to my actions and words. I try to live as an honest creature regardless, but to provide such sincerity on platforms most people expect to experience lies on has interesting results. People can become quite unsettled, and I have even experienced outright anger in the face of such honesty. These reactions amuse me to no end, but also provide me with data and experience I consider to be quite valuable. So while the name in of itself is a jest at my particular nature, it's not quite untrue either.

It's very nice to meet you, though. I'll probably get to some banter around the forum sometime tomorrow. For now I see it proper to attend to my introduction.

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Hound wrote: No matter how many times I go through the process, it never seems to. I suppose the fire in me is a little too much for the type of life we tend to live in this state, hm?
It gets somewhat easier when you realise and make peace with what you are and stop wasting energy on trying to be something you weren't bred for. We still have wear our masks in the light of day though.
Hound wrote: One thing I enjoy doing these days is to have an overbearing honesty to my actions and words. I try to live as an honest creature regardless, but to provide such sincerity on platforms most people expect to experience lies on has interesting results. People can become quite unsettled, and I have even experienced outright anger in the face of such honesty. These reactions amuse me to no end, but also provide me with data and experience I consider to be quite valuable. So while the name in of itself is a jest at my particular nature, it's not quite untrue either.
Indeed it amusing sometimes, how fast they run from something they were asking for in the first place. Or start throwing stones or whatever they have at hand. Or they try to convince you how "wrong" you are and try to cure the "wrong" that is you. But I won't lie, behind that amusement, there is some sadness too. Oh well.. [smile]
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It gets somewhat easier when you realise and make peace with what you are and stop wasting energy on trying to be something you weren't bred for
Indeed. This idea is something I fortunately found in my youth (well, much younger youth). Although it doesn't stop that behavior or impulse all together. I could ramble on with general commentary on human society and all that. But I'll spare the thread the headache. Sometimes I catch myself causing friction in an attempt to blend in better. But it never works out. A slight nudge here and here to remind me it's just not my place. I am at peace with my state of being. Yet... emotions are a fickle thing, no?
But I won't lie, behind that amusement, there is some sadness too.
Sadness, to me, is part of the journey. The majority of the journey. And yes, many people seem to have that sort of mentality about things such as you and I. It's interesting that such people can look at the natural world and see nothing wrong with it, but experience such dissonance when the exact same concepts come in to play spiritually. At this point I tend to just kill those types of people with kindness. If that doesn't work, then I may bite back. But the kindness usually does a good job at throwing them off balance.

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Cerber wrote:
bathtub-alchemist wrote:
I consider myself non-human in nature but am still within the realm of sanity to be aware of and accept the human mind and body I currently inhabit.
Human skin didn't quite stick to you? It sometimes gives me rashes as well.
Welcome, and please feel free to flash your feathers every now and then, we'd be honoured.
bathtub-alchemist wrote: I see that now with your explanation....sometimes a lot is lost when reading text without tone
Well it's easy, you just look at the name of the one has given to him self and you can right away guess he has a peculiar sense of humour. Somewhat like me [clown]
Anyone up for a stand up comedy night? [yay]

nah Cerber, maybe its a disconnect from all the brain damage, but I can't seperate the pompous dicks from the tongue in cheek gurus, from the wannabe assholes from the psychic nutjobs from username alone. gotta watch a few sincere posts first

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Hound wrote: Indeed. This idea is something I fortunately found in my youth (well, much younger youth). Although it doesn't stop that behaviour or impulse all together. I could ramble on with general commentary on human society and all that. But I'll spare the thread the headache. Sometimes I catch myself causing friction in an attempt to blend in better. But it never works out. A slight nudge here and here to remind me it's just not my place. I am at peace with my state of being. Yet... emotions are a fickle thing, no?
True, I'm find my self guilty of all the same deeds, or misdeeds. Maybe a bit less so lately, matters of the mortals don't trigger me as much as it used to, or maybe I just don't feel as much amusement engaging with them any more. Even though we might not experience emotion quite the same way as them, we do get carried away sometimes. Sometimes quite "violently", at least me. Every now and then I have pull my self on the leash.
Hound wrote: Sadness, to me, is part of the journey. The majority of the journey. And yes, many people seem to have that sort of mentality about things such as you and I. It's interesting that such people can look at the natural world and see nothing wrong with it, but experience such dissonance when the exact same concepts come in to play spiritually. At this point I tend to just kill those types of people with kindness. If that doesn't work, then I may bite back. But the kindness usually does a good job at throwing them off balance.
I can't blame them, it's not their fault they just don't much awareness of their surroundings, even most of those that claim otherwise. Which is fine, I guess. We were dropped off to work not to play, I'm being reminded constantly, on that I try to focus to the best of my abilities.
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bathtub-alchemist wrote: nah Cerber, maybe its a disconnect from all the brain damage, but I can't seperate the pompous dicks from the tongue in cheek gurus, from the wannabe assholes from the psychic nutjobs from username alone. gotta watch a few sincere posts first
Just never take a word of a hound too seriously, take it lightly. On the other hand, just because a hound not entirely serious, doesn’t mean he is joking. We just have a playful nature.
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Cerber wrote:
bathtub-alchemist wrote: nah Cerber, maybe its a disconnect from all the brain damage, but I can't seperate the pompous dicks from the tongue in cheek gurus, from the wannabe assholes from the psychic nutjobs from username alone. gotta watch a few sincere posts first
Just never take a word of a hound too seriously, take it lightly. On the other hand, just because a hound not entirely serious, doesn’t mean he is joking. We just have a playful nature.
Until I learn more, I will trust nothing, accept everything, and go from there.

That said, I am learning all the time, from you, from hound, and from all

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@Cerber - It tends to come in waves, feels like. But I can definitely sympathize.

Work is a curious way to phrase it. I wouldn't disagree, that's for sure. But often the sensation of being directionless comes into play. A purpose without a plan, perhaps?

Playful is a good way to put it, by the way :).

@Bathtub-alchemist - That's an excellent way to be, actually! It helps one stay on their toes. So I completely understand.

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bathtub-alchemist wrote: Until I learn more, I will trust nothing, accept everything, and go from there.

That said, I am learning all the time, from you, from hound, and from all
Forgive us our over-excitement. A real hounds are rare and far in between, it is very rare for the paths of two of them to cross at the same place and the same time. Almost like a small family reunion [gz]
Hound wrote: Work is a curious way to phrase it. I wouldn't disagree, that's for sure. But often the sensation of being directionless comes into play. A purpose without a plan, perhaps?
That is part of it as well. Sometimes finding direction, sniffing out something, finding some new place is part of that work. And sometimes there is just the waiting without any knowledge of what's coming your way and what you will have to do with that what is arriving.
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Forgive us our over-excitement. A real hounds are rare and far in between, it is very rare for the paths of two of them to cross at the same place and the same time. Almost like a small family reunion
I have to say, I didn't expect to meet another. It's a much welcome coincidence.

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Hound wrote: I have to say, I didn't expect to meet another. It's a much welcome coincidence.
Neither did I, I should mark this day on my calendar. And I should open my "half-full" bottle of whiskey. Or would you prefer a glass wine?
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Cerber wrote:Neither did I, I should mark this day on my calendar. And I should open my "half-full" bottle of whiskey. Or would you prefer a glass wine?
I am most certainly a whiskey drinker myself, friend. Maybe the occasional glass of mead if I'm feeling more light hearted. But whiskey is always a safe bet. Tend to like the smoother stuff, but I can appreciate somethin' that's got a good bite.

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Hound wrote: I am most certainly a whiskey drinker myself, friend. Maybe the occasional glass of mead if I'm feeling more light hearted. But whiskey is always a safe bet. Tend to like the smoother stuff, but I can appreciate somethin' that's got a good bite.
Well you passed the whiskey test. Water is for the children and ladies, hounds drink the fire they are made of (I know I know, I'm such a romantic, deep in my black heart) [gz] Cheers
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Cerber wrote:Well you passed the whiskey test. Water is for the children and ladies, hounds drink the fire they are made of (I know I know, I'm such a romantic, deep in my black heart) [gz] Cheers
Just children, me thinks. This lady certainly likes her whiskey [tongue] .

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Hound wrote: Just children, me thinks. This lady certainly likes her whiskey [tongue] .
Really? [zomg] All this time I didn't realize. I'm ashamed of my self now [blush]
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Cerber wrote:Really? [zomg] All this time I didn't realize. I'm ashamed of my self now [blush]
Aha! Don't be. I tend to not 'type'/'talk' in a way that's synonymous with the majority of female users. It's a mistake people make constantly, no joke. Doesn't bother me!

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Hound wrote: Aha! Don't be. I tend to not 'type'/'talk' in a way that's synonymous with the majority of female users. It's a mistake people make constantly, no joke. Doesn't bother me!
But as a hound I should have sensed it, I usually do. But then again I've never met another one of my kinds, my senses not attuned to these higher frequencies, so I maybe I'll forgive my self this once [smile]
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Oh my gosh, you two are adorable [smile]

And welcome to the big boneyard.
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the_spiral wrote:Oh my gosh, you two are adorable [smile]

And welcome to the big boneyard.
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"Follow the path of the radiant life force as she flashes upward like lightning through your body." - Vijanabhairava Tantra

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