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"Doorway", by Nikolai Horvath (1968 - 2007)
Painted in the early 2000's by the Eastern European artist. It's unusual for several reasons.
Nikolai painted near exclusively abstract pieces, nothing this clear cut and realistic.
Nikolai wrote in his commentary on the piece that originally it was a completely different painting, more similar to his traditional abstract work, but that it was "so horrible, so evil" that he felt the need to paint over it, he apparently did so several times to try and "hide my mistake, and my fear", reportedly upwards of 12 layers of paint are on the canvass, all of different pictures until Nikolai finished with what you see before you.
During the process of painting this piece, Nikolai was going through a difficult period in his life, having recently been released from a psychiatric hospital following a suicide attempt and fighting heroin withdrawal, Nikolai found himself unstable, and delved into his work to try and anchor himself to reality, eventually resulting in "Doorway".
Nikolai unfortunately took his own life in 2007, in his farewell letter to his friends and family, he reportedly told them to destroy "doorway" specifically, as he believed it contained a "presence beyond our world" that he "tried to contain" in the painting, he expressed fear that he had "failed to secure it", he said that every night he could "see it in the doorway".
Nikolai's mental issues were blamed for this irrational request, although his family felt the need to fulfill it, however by the time of his suicide the painting had already passed into the hands of a private collector, who refused to either hand it over to Nikolai's family, or destroy it.
Tell me, do you see anything in the doorway?
Halloween's End: Methods
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Not knowing just how advanced the future will become, it is safe, for the purposes of this experiment, to assume the astral plane is effectively the timeless internet of the far, far, faaaaar future. Or maybe the astral really does exist and time travel is a natural consequence of the primality of consciousness over the material plane. (Honestly, if time travel is possible in any form, I believe that consciousness will inevitably reshape any universe to fit its wants and needs. Time travel directly implies that the astral plane already exists as far as I'm concerned.)
There are countless ways this whole "consciousness jumping back in time" thing could work.
Let's say all versions of ourselves exist throughout time and we are conscious at every moment. We experience the past, presents, and any number of possible futures simultaneously. In this visualization, the consciousness of now could affect the past by setting up a memory trigger. Think of like five distinct memories from this past month and visualize them next to something that will trigger the memories when you see it. Think front door, bathroom cabinet/mirror, or, simply, pic related. Every significant memory that you can recall now and tie to your trigger is consciousness flowing backwards in time. Even now, your memories may be able to shift beneath your awareness. If this timeless form is the way consciousness truly exists, then the only real way to stop yourself from remembering any memory from any event in any version of history, is to tell yourself, "But Time doesn't work that way!"
Is linear time going to tell you how to run your consciousness?
What other methods can you imagine of getting your consciousness to jump back to October first?
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My name is Shawn. I am a representative of the TSEA (*Time Spectator and Enforcement Administration.) We are aware that a select few of you have attempted to tamper with the gradually expanding bonds of time, AKA, our time stream. Two people early this morning entered restricted bounds and attempted to alter the course of history to bring the universe to an end tomorrow, October 30, 2014 at 1:23pm, also known as Halloween. This stunt has been noted and the people who attempt to actually do such a thing were wiped from history from their sixth ancestor down. Any more attempts to alter the timeline again will result in the same punishment. You have been warned.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, have a nice day.
Can YOU recognize a demon?
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Can you? What would you do, if you looked evil in the eye?
Would you blink?
What do you think a demon is? Do you think it's something outside you, outside us? Do you think it's a ghost?
The reason demons are, and were, talked about in the way they are, is because they are as real as you and me, with all their terrifying fury and power. They 'create and destroy worlds' it has been said, or that they 'can command all who summon them'. Sometimes, demons have been characterized and given names, and roles, and personalities, and those descriptions of them used to build a density of power into it's name. When something is named, it becomes an accumulation pit for what others feel toward it.
Look at the picture attached to this post. Look more carefully than you have before, and try to see behind the eyes of this man. Look at how fake and plastic not just his smile, but his whole face is. You cannot fake the look of a good person, and you cannot hide it when a demon is steering the ship.
It's Halloween. The Manor will be chewing people up tonight. We failed, /x.
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If power corrupts, and God is all powerful, then would that suggest that he is infinitely evil?
What if this is all a trick? No matter how hard you try, no matter if you're good or bad, no matter who you worship, no matter if you're right or wrong, no matter what you've done - you're going to hell when you die. No exceptions.
What then, /x/?
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Gnostic discussion thread (polite members of other traditions are welcome):
In the Spider's web
I know I'm stepping on thin ice here on /x/. But I still feel like this topic holds a great potential for discussion.
One seldom becomes a gnostic without a strong and painful experience tied in with sudden realisation of his condition. It's the proverbial jab in the ribs that wakes the sleeper up. But it's neither the first, nor the last a gnostic is going to experience. I'm not talking here about the day to day second hand encounter with the malign void that underlies our existence, I'm talking about the face-to-face meeting with the Maker.
I think most of those whom this concerns already understand what I'm trying to describe. From my experience, the more intensive this sort of encounter is, the briefer. The most intensive occurences I've had were mostly sudden flashes of what I'd call a complete and utter alienation, when I was talking to a person that was close to me - the person saying something that just...didn't seem like him or her at all. And for a brief instance, it seemed as if it was someone else behind those eyes. But these occurences usually lasted only a brief moment.
Anywho, these are the possible topics for discussion:
>Have you encountered similar/much different encounter yourself?
>How has such an experience affected you gnosis?
>What do you think is the most fundamental 'modus operandi' of the Demiurge?
Thank you and please, keep it civil. Also, despite this thread is to deal with Demiurge which many people on /x/ interpret many different ways, I would prefer it if we could keep the mentions of stuff like reptilians or gray aliens out of this thread and stick to the plain gnostic discourse. But if you're 100% positive about these things and have direct encounters with them, well...it's always your call.
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Hey /x/ im looking for something that i feel you may be able to help me with.
I'm interested in the idea of fear, mainly when the person is unaware of what it is they are afraid of. For example, a picture of a creepy clown sends shivers down your spine. Yes you may have a fear of clowns, but this is merely an image.
More specifically, I'm interested in geometric patterns. I'm looking for something that is in no way scary, you know by looking at it that its nothing to be afraid of.. but for some reason it makes your hair stand up. Aside from patterns such as pentagrams, what are some other geometric patterns that gives people chills or simply makes them feel uneasy.