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It seems that diet is something that, to me, is under-discussed by Western Occultists as it pertains to our mystical or magical goals.
I would love to hear whether readers here follow special diets with those kinds of goals in mind, and, if so, what particular brand of mysticism / magic / occultism you have interest in or practice.
I personally am trying to get back into the swing of my practice which might be best described as a hybrid of Taoism and Hermeticism. I'm leaning towards a vegetarian diet with a heavy reliance on brown rice as a base, with considerable awareness of five element theory and herbalism. However, I'm still gathering information on other diets (Taoist and otherwise) which might suit my needs.
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Hello, everyone! I've come here kind of for some advice. See, I go to this therapist who thinks that my friend Blue is an unhealthy part in my life.
I'm in my 20s, which may seem like too old to have an "imaginary" friend, but Blue has stuck with me through thick and thin. I go to this therapist mostly through court order. I had kind of a mental snap, and I've just never really stopped going to her. She's been very helpful working me through all the bad stuff, but she seems disturbed with the amount Blue features in my life.
Blue is kind of like another therapist. He's very wise and very laid back, and he's always accepting of me and glad to see me. The only time he gets angry is at the people who hurt me. Then he can get a little scary and violent, but not with me.
I guess another reason my therapist might not like Blue is my "fits of absence" (which my mom always called them) when I go with Blue for an extended period of time. I had a really long one I think last week, which I explained to her, but she seemed to think was even more disturbing.
Anyway, can anyone give me advice on this? I feel like Blue is a force of good in my life, and I don't want to stop being his friend.
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What I don't understand, is if the Higher Self, is already at its highest spiritual level, guiding us, then why are we forced to be human again and re-ascend to god-head level? Do you get what I mean. This made more sense in my head
If in reality, all possibilities are already existing at once, and at some point down the line, I'm already 'enlightened' why do I need to experience it again.If the universe is all-knowing and perfect, why does it need to experience everything again through humans? Isnt that just pointless? I dont get it. IT just seems pointless to have to go through human life again when a spritiually perfect version of myself exists in the future, as my higher self. FUck. All this new understanding is too much to process
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So last night /x/, I had an odd experience.
I was struggling to sleep and when I finally did, it all went black.
I suddenly started hearing talking. I tried to listen and I basically heard "Yeah, the dead are walking among the living. You can tell because they can't do certain things like snort from their nose".
Suddenly I started hearing really heavy breathing and slowly started waking up to the fact that there was something breathing on my face.
I woke up and nothing was there but I could still feel the breathing. I tried to move my arms but couldn't. It was then I realized my whole body was paralyzed.
I tried squirming which made me start to panic.
After enough panicking, I managed to scream and lash out and punched the wall by accident.
I put it down to sleep paralysis but the more I think of that breathing, the more I feel odd about it all...
Do you imagine noises during paralysis?
I definitely felt the breathing on my face and am sure I felt it.
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The Voynich Manuscript. When I was in middle school, I was really into ciphers, and I came across mentions of the manuscript several times. Living in a town with a small library before Wikipedia existed, I was never able to find a lot of information on it, just that it seemed to contain a cipher or invented language that nobody had ever solved.
It's been years since I've really been into that kind of thing, but playing Assassin's Creed IV, I came across pages of the Voynich Manuscript as a collectable; the name sounded familiar, but I didn't think anything of it until today. I was watching a show called "Weird or What?" on Netflix, and it included a segment on the manuscript. I looked it up on Wikipedia, and went on to read into other sources.
The Voynich Manuscript is basically an encyclopedia-style book, which according to carbon dating (and backed up by other evidence) was made in the early 1400's. It's filled with illustrations of plants, structures resembling bodily organs with small women inside of them, and other odd things. The interesting part, however, is the text; it's in an unknown script, which may or may not be a code, but seems to follow some kind of linguistic rules.
Nobody's ever been able to decipher the manuscript's text. What does /x/ think it is? A cipher? A hoax from the middle ages? The journal of an explorer from an alternate dimension?
...A six-hundred-year-old Dungeon Master's Guide?