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Re: May 2017 Challenge of the Month
« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2017, 10:05:11 PM »

I know several people, including me who swear they've seen shadow people, or shadow-things. In some cases it's clearly night terrors...basically sleep paralysis, but other cases, (like mine) we were awake, and in two cases, all together, and saw the same thing. I have no idea what was going on there, but it was freaky. And I've also gone 'hmmmm' after reading up on string theory and parallel universes. Maybe other things exist here in the same basic space, just slightly out of tune with us. Who knows.

Well, there is one dimension in particular of the 11 that is supposed to be pretty much sharing our same space. I think one physicist described it as being as close as the end of our nose.

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Re: May 2017 Challenge of the Month
« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2017, 10:10:07 PM »
Yes...yes indeed! Oh, so you know about demon bowls! Those are indeed quite old - from Akkadian times if not earlier. When you think about it any sort of mirror or polished surface was the province of only those who could afford them because they were dearly priced. Obsidian mirrors - the Aztec god Tezcatlipoca is associated with them and 'Smoking Mirror' is one of his names. It was said he could see everything going on in the world and into the souls of men with it. He's really quite an interesting and complex god.


There's a meditative practice involving mirrors that, if done right, will have the same effect as a sensory deprivation tank. Something like an obsidian mirror is perfect for that kind of thing. I'm thinking that's what the smoking mirror refers  to, an oracular ritual.


I remember seeing pictures of some Sumerian demon bowls, found buried under the corner of a house. They apparently had multiple uses, and I think were used in rituals for raising demons and spirits of the dead. Sumerian folk beliefs seem to have been quite creepy.
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Re: May 2017 Challenge of the Month
« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2017, 10:18:09 PM »
According to the myth I read concerning Narcissus, when he fell in love with his reflection, he could not bring himself to leave. So he stared at his reflection to the end of his life. One of the Gods saw what had happened and transformed him into the flower that bears his name. Of course the term 'Narcissistic Behavior' is derived from his name as well.
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Re: May 2017 Challenge of the Month
« Reply #33 on: May 01, 2017, 10:19:16 PM »
Well, there is one dimension in particular of the 11 that is supposed to be pretty much sharing our same space. I think one physicist described it as being as close as the end of our nose.


Physics implies that reality is really, really weird.
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Re: May 2017 Challenge of the Month
« Reply #34 on: May 01, 2017, 10:20:47 PM »

Physics implies that reality is really, really weird.


Then there's the movie Prince Of Darkness. Be very, very suspicious of mirrors.
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Re: May 2017 Challenge of the Month
« Reply #35 on: May 01, 2017, 10:24:17 PM »

There's a meditative practice involving mirrors that, if done right, will have the same effect as a sensory deprivation tank. Something like an obsidian mirror is perfect for that kind of thing. I'm thinking that's what the smoking mirror refers  to, an oracular ritual.


I remember seeing pictures of some Sumerian demon bowls, found buried under the corner of a house. They apparently had multiple uses, and I think were used in rituals for raising demons and spirits of the dead. Sumerian folk beliefs seem to have been quite creepy.


Ohhh, I would give anything to be able to get into a float tank again. I spent and hour in one once, instead of a half-hour and I had some bizarre experiences in there. But when I got out and got into my clothes instead of my bathing suit and left the building I felt so amazing - almost invincible in a sense. That lasted through next day. 

I have a 1/4 inch thick black glass mirror and I do fire-gazing through it sometimes. The effort and concentration of fire-gazing does kind of remove all the 'noise' from your mind and it's good exercise for your eyes as well.

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Re: May 2017 Challenge of the Month
« Reply #36 on: May 01, 2017, 10:24:53 PM »

Physics implies that reality is really, really weird.

Yes, it does indeed!

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Re: May 2017 Challenge of the Month
« Reply #37 on: May 01, 2017, 10:32:24 PM »
According to the myth I read concerning Narcissus, when he fell in love with his reflection, he could not bring himself to leave. So he stared at his reflection to the end of his life. One of the Gods saw what had happened and transformed him into the flower that bears his name. Of course the term 'Narcissistic Behavior' is derived from his name as well.

He spurned the love of the nymph Echo and so it was Aphrodite who caused him to fall in love with himself. Aphrodite considered it an affront to herself. Narcissist. I've met a few of those.

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« Reply #38 on: May 01, 2017, 10:34:28 PM »
Yeah, I have too. Me, I'm always scared to look in the mirror because I know how scary I look! lol
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Re: May 2017 Challenge of the Month
« Reply #39 on: May 01, 2017, 10:42:48 PM »
I think the most boring book I've ever read on these things was The Egyptian Book of the Dead. Several hundred pages of Pepi pleading before the court so he could become a God and not get eaten by strange soul-devouring croc-monster. At least the Sumerians were simple. You died, it sucks, the end.
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