/div/ - Divination general
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Welcome to Divination General!
Come here for readings and discussion of theory/practice.
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ITT: Reality’s scarier tan fiction
>my country is ripe with cartel-like violence
>parents have a house in one of the most violent areas (For those who know, Soyapango)
>suddenly the tenant stops paying us the rent
>since we’re good people we let it go, thinking they’re just struggling to make meets end
>it’s been 6 months now
>parents get worried
>send me to the house to check if everything is ok
>Go to the house
>Usually the neighborhood is bustling with activity, women making tortillas, old men playing cards, children screaming
>the hood is completely silent, with nobody in sight
>my NOPE meter is going nuts at this point, but I put my faith in Jesus that nothing will happen to me
>get to the door
>knock a few times, nobody answers
>notice that a few window panes are broken, and the garden is filled with trash
>realice the house has been abandoned for a long time
>call my parents, tell them the house is abandoned, they tell me to check inside for damages
>open the door
>the stench of human waste and rotten food is overpowering
>pizza boxes and chicken bones everywhere
>check the bathroom, toilet filled to the brim with shit
>wait a minute, this house is being used
>start noticing gang graffitti all over the place
>hear people running down the alley, screaming
>I try to find a way out, the only exit is through the front door
>hear them coming closer, some guy is swearing at the top of his lungs
>pray to Jesus, I know I’m done if they find me
>notice a bunch of dirty clothes in the last room of the house
>clothes stench of poop but IDGAF, cover myself in poopy sheets and curtains
>they’ve been using them as toilet paper
>They finally get to the house, hear them arguing in the entrance
>They asked each other who left the door open, but they son realice someone else is inside
Occultism & Magick: Library Update 40
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Four Angels of Prostitution
Magic in the Cloister: Pious Motives, Illicit Interest, and Occult Approaches to the Medieval Universe.
Nine Worlds of Seid Magic: Ecstasy and Neo Shamanism in Northern Europe.
Religions in the Graeco-Roman World: Magical Practice in Latin.
Tre Svartkonstbocker (Swedish with some manuscript scans).
Heresy and Heretics in the 13th C.
Jewish Ritual Art
Musical Gematria (Also in A.'.A.'.>Philosophy)
Lucifer Rising (Nicholas)
Satanism: A Social History
Sufi Commentaries on the Quran
Early Mystics in Turkish Literature
Striving for Divine Union: Spiritual exercises for Suhrawardis
Catching the Thread: Sufism, Dreamwork, and Jungian Psychology
Between Mysticism and Philosophy: Sufi Language of Religious Experience in Judah ha Levi's Huzari
Speechless Ecstasy: Expression and Interpretation of Mystical Experience in Syriac and Sufi Literature
Sufi and Deconstruction: A comparative study of Derrida and Ibn Arabi
To Die Before Death
Taste of Modernity: Sufism, Salafiyya, and Arabism in Late Ottoman Damascus
Shadows of the Prophet: Martial Arts and Sufi Mysticism
Temple and Contemplation
Calcidius on Demons (Commentarius Ch. 127-136)
Sacred Leaves of Candomble: African Magic, Medicine, and Religion in Brazil
The Magic of Brazil: Practice and Prohibition in the Early Colonial Period
Palo Mayombe: Spirits, Rituals, Spells, and the dark side of Santaria
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So awhile back I watched some videos about a concept called a Matryoshka Brain, which is basically a super computer built around a star with the intention of collecting 100% of the energy emitted and dedicating it all to the processing power of the structure. Based on what capacity we have already achieved in programming computer generated worlds, a machine the size and power of a Matryoshka Brain could potentially be used to generate an entire universe virtually identical to our own in every way. Not only that but if we can advance our knowledge of the human brain enough to replicate it's functions via computer programming then transferring one's "concious mind" to be stored on a computer similar to the Matryoshka Brain could become a reality at some point. If we could achieve both of these things we would become almost immortal living in a perfect, simulated universe for the life of the star the structure was built around (Ours has 3-5 billion years before it dies). By doing this we could grant humanity the chance to become a tier 3 civilization. We already are progressing quite well in robotics and if we achieve the other things listed above, you could then create entirely robotic bodies with your own conciousness as its processor. We would basically become a race of sentient robots with no need for food, water, sleep or any biological necessities. We could travel for hundreds of thousands of years through space never worrying about radiation, starvation, or old age. We could colonize the galaxy, creating Matryoshka Brains at each majob star system. We could become masters of the entire universe, with the only obstacle being the death of the universe. I know this all sounds like a sci-fi wetdream, but I think it's the best chance for humanity to not only survive but to become nigh immortal beings only being outmatched by existence itself.
Primer to Primer to Real Metaphysics
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Dear people of x,
I am a student of metaphysics since I know myself in this life. That is why I studied Philosophy in a big University in EU and obtained a M.A. But those are not my credentials, because I found very little of worth in this studies. Academic Philosophy is too slow, too oldschool, too dogmatic, relying on "logical speculation" producing tons of academic BS. It is basically dead.
While being discouraged I still managed to dig myself in self-study through different layers of belief-systems which I was brainwashed by like agnosticism, rationalism, constructivism etc. - now I want to give you what helped me to get near the "real thing", so you don't have to waste 10 years to get where I am now. Well, you'll still have to research the given material which will keep u busy for quite a while.
There are different angles on this, which might seem disjointed but I assure you they connect in one picture if your mind is not too rigid to follow the different strains.
What is reality?
Where does the energy for this physical universe come from?
What & why created it?
Is there something like "soul" - what is the soul-brain-psyche-relationship?
What happens after death?
What are "ghosts"?
What is the sixth sense?
Can one manipulate physical reality? etc. etc.
- are all legit questions which can be answered not fully of course, but infinitely better than by the up-to-date science & philosophy. I hope & think this new knowledge will be taught to every child in the future. It is crazy that it is still in the underground. So where to begin?
As a primer to primer I will post a couple of books & audio & videos, where you can start. So why couldn't I just do so without this bloated up pathetic time-wasting intro? Idk, I just wanted to let you know how important this shit is to me & maybe will to you. It is not about yet another empty esoteric sci-fi. I vouch for it with my anonymous reputation. ;-) when it comes to this I do not troll.
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This Dream Thread general is for discussion of:
>dreams and interpretation
>nightmares and creepy dreams
>everything else dream related
Please post here, rather than making a new thread for your own stuff.
Before you post, some guidelines:
1. If you need help with any sort of dream, lucid, SP, recurring, etc, or even just remembering in general, the best advice anyone can give you is to start a dream journal.
2. Giving advice or analyzing someone else's dreams does not require any sort of authority. If you think you can do it, feel free to give some other people a response.
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Last note: More dream interpreters are always wanted. And if you ask for an interpretation, try to return the favor and interpret someone else's dream.