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Red_Army wrote:Meh, most people find a cross dressing drug addicted communist Muslim to be a joke too, Dagoth..
Dagoth Ur wrote:If your red card is removed I'll add you.
Aleister Crowley, 'The Vision and the Voice, 9th Aethyr, The Book of Thoth', page 143–144 wrote:This is she that is set upon the Throne of Understanding. Holy, Holy, Holy is her name, not to be spoken among men. For Kore they have called her, and Malkah, and Betulah, and Persephone.
And the poets have feigned songs about her, and the prophets have spoken vain things, and the young men have dreamed vain dreams: but this is she, that immaculate, the name of whose name may not be spoken. Thought cannot pierce the glory that defendeth her, for thought is smitten dead before her presence. Memory is blank, and in the most ancient books of Magick are neither words to conjure her, nor adorations to praise her. Will bends like a reed in the tempests that sweep the borders of her kingdom, and imagination cannot figure so much as one petal of the lilies whereon she standeth in the lake of crystal, in the sea of glass.
This is she that hath bedecked her hair with seven stars, the seven breaths of God that move and thrill its excellence. And she hath tired her hair with seven combs, whereupon are written the seven secret names of God that are not known even of the Angels, or of the Archangels, or of the Leader of the armies of the Lord.
wiki: The Vision and the Voice wrote:The Vision and the Voice is the source of many of the central spiritual doctrines of Thelema, especially in the visions of Babalon and her consort Chaos (the "All-Father"), as well as an account of how an individual ego might cross the Abyss, thereby assuming the title of "Master of the Temple" and taking a place in the City of the Pyramids under the Night of Pan.
Dagoth Ur wrote:So Tim, either justify you assortment of adjectives or be reduced to "Assorted Beliefs".
Rei Murasame wrote:There are probably ways to explain and condense what he's written, so I'm waiting to see what it will be as well. I'm not sure what you get when you put the first two together, but if you put the latter three together there are things which that could be.
So perhaps it was just a matter of solving Tim's puzzle. That is one way to get some of those things under one roof, so maybe the combination of the last three items on his list are supposed to be that.
Buddhism and Taoism are very similar philosophy's, I don't see how that's a big deal. Merge em if you want, no water off my back.
Potemkin wrote:The Chinese merged them about a thousand years ago, and called the result 'Ch'an Buddhism'. They exported it to Japan, where it became 'Zen Buddhism'.
Rei Murasame wrote:Quite seriously though, it is truly remarkable how India is seriously the spiritual light of the East. Half of everything leads back there if you go back far enough.
link wrote:Lao Tzu was also connected to the Buddha. There are stories that say that he was one of the Buddha's teachers, while others claim that he was the Buddha himself or one of Buddha's incarnations.
The Sabbaticus wrote:The Grecian civilization had contact with the Indus civilization, and we know that the Grecians traded intensely with the Egyptians. The Anatolian Hittites were also in contact with the Grecians, seeing that they were situated in Anatolia. And the Hittites traded and waged war with the Egyptians. The Hittites themselves were great assimilators of other cultural and religious beliefs.
We're talking about centuries of contact and cross-pollination prior to the inception of the Christ construct.
The Romans also had contact with the Indians during the time of the Christ construct. In as such, the scripture might have been influenced by Indian thought.
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