Wednesday, September 28th 2022

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Francis Berger

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The intense sabotage campaign that began in 2020 continues unabated. For the time being, I am cannot add any meaningful insights beyond what has already been expressed on other blogs.

I suppose I could add that it is vital to understand that the sabotage is not restricted to colossal ...

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William Wildblood

Francis Berger has a good post on his blog about how being religious these days is not enough if you lack proper spiritual perception which is the ability to see underneath and beyond the doctrines to the truth within them. Often religious people completely fail to see the evil that is running riot throughout the ...

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Bruce Charlton

The Western powers standard procedure for doing evil dirty-work is via proxies.

In international politics, this means via bribing/ blackmailing national leaders - or 'opposition' leaders, bribing/ blackmailing 'terrorist' and 'protest' groups...

Bribing/ blackmailing other-people to do whatever evil we want done. ...

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Tuesday, September 27th 2022

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Bruce Charlton

It has been noticed for more than a century that there is a broad correlation between ontogeny and phylogeny. Ontogeny is the development of an organism through its lifespan, while phylogeny refers to the sequence of forms leading from earlier to later members of the same presumed evolutionary lineage.

In terms of ...

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Bruce Charlton

Modern, mainstream, official and mandatory ideas about sex and sexuality are so dishonest, inverted, and extreme in their evil - that it is very tempting to wish to re-assert, and seek to impose, traditional sexual relationships.

But this cannot happen, and indeed should not be attempted.

The results would be ...

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Monday, September 26th 2022

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Francis Berger

For the first time in years, I have developed an appetite for fiction. I decided to begin satiating my rediscovered hunger with Dickens's Great Expectations, which I last read over thirty years ago. While reading Chapter Ten, I was struck by Joe Gargery's firm - well, as firm as a simple, kindhearted, gentle man like ...

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Sunday, September 25th 2022

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Francis Berger

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Woman Carrying Loppings - László Mednyánszky - exact date unknown (c. 1880s)

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Bruce Charlton

As a late teen and young adult, I was almost obsessed with the idea of finding more depth of life - a more fundamental satisfaction than accorded by the mundane social interactions, workplace and media that took-up so much of my existence.

It seems that many people experience this craving - yet, on investigation - ...

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Saturday, September 24th 2022

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Author iconFrom the Narrow Desert
Wm Jas Tychonievich

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William Wildblood

Many people who have a creative belief in God, by which I mean a belief that is not set in the stone of official religion but is able to engage creatively with the facts of spiritual existence and respond to divine reality in a personal way, might feel a little lost and alone in the face of the massive contemporary ...

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The 35 minute 'dogfight' duel between Manfred von Richthofen and Lanoe Hawker. The Red Baron expended 899 rounds of ammunition that missed entirely; but the last bullet hit Hawker in the head. It seems that this was vR's proudest victory, and the salvaged machine gun from his DH2 was mounted over ...

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Friday, September 23rd 2022

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Wm Jas Tychonievich

In my September 1 post "I'm being shadowed by a red turtle dove," I wrote about being followed by a bird of that description (which, by the way, has not reappeared since I wrote that post). Connecting it with the red dove that appears on the Rider-Waite Magician card, which I had interpreted as a symbol of prayer, I ...

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Bruce Charlton

I have been writing about Primary Thinking for several years, as the mode of Final Participation. But, via an episode of Primary Thinking, some things became clear to me yesterday.

Hardly anybody is interested by these metaphysical posts; so for those who are I will give it more or less straight: as it came to me: ...

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Francis Berger

Vox Day has drawn attention to an interesting point concerning discernment. Referring to a Karl Denninger blog post -- in which Denninger insists that, despite everything, the global elite are NOT attempting to kill everyone -- Vox notes:

Karl is a genuine American hero. His courageous work on the vaccine front saved ...

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Thursday, September 22nd 2022

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Francis Berger

. . . The Old Fisherman (1902) by Hungarian painter Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry (1853-1919); see painting below:

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Now, watch what happens when you place a mirror vertically up the middle of the painting and reflect the left side back upon itself:

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Now do ...

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Bruce Charlton

It is striking that two of the most influential spiritual writers (and movement-leaders) of the early twentieth century - CG Jung and Rudolf Steiner - both lived in Switzerland at the same time, and not far apart - and saying many of the same things...

Yet, apparently (from what little was written or recorded) the ...

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Wm Jas Tychonievich

Yesterday, this turned up in one of the textbooks I teach from. It caught my attention because of the name Marcel (cf. my recent dream about Marcelo and Marcela) and because of its resemblance to the "Wheel of Fortune" imagery I had also recently posted about.

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Elementary school kids in Taiwan are ...

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Wednesday, September 21st 2022

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Francis Berger

The following is from a comment I left in response to yesterday's post on mature and immature Christians (some editing added):

The irony of the mature-immature attitude framework is that Christians who believe in and emphasize the simplicity and clarity of Jesus's gift, the creative reality of God's divine purposes, ...

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Bruce Charlton

Sigmund Freud's psychoanalysis was mainly adopted in the USA, where it soon permeated almost the entirety of social discourse - and did immense and lasting harm.

Of course, few people have ever been-through anything like a full 'analysis' - i.e. an hour, three times a week for several or many years, done by an ...

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Wm Jas Tychonievich

Original:

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Better headline: Masonic lodge initiates a lad

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Better headline: Masonic lodge: In it I ate salad

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Last night, in the hypnogogic state just before truly falling asleep, I became aware of my in-between state and thought, "Je suis entre chien et loup" ("in the twilight zone," but literally "between dog and wolf"). My next thought was that, since I seemed to be in a condition approximating lucid ...

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Tuesday, September 20th 2022

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Francis Berger

Being a Christian entails professing a belief in God, but it also involves professing whether God believes in us; more precisely, how and why God believes in us.

When a Christian outlines if God believes in him, he reveals a great deal about his attitude toward God and his attitude about man. More significantly, he ...

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William Wildblood

No one can deny that the Queen's funeral was a magnificent spectacle of ceremony and ritual, deeply moving in its solemnity. One also has to admire the organisational skills that pulled it off so well even if plans for it will have been prepared long ago. It's the sort of event that the British like to say they still ...

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Bruce Charlton

The litmus tests arrive thick and fast with accelerating speed; for the simple reason that this Western world is controlled by those who follow a demonic agenda; and They will use all the weapons at their disposal - which include nearly-all the power, wealth, status and fame in the public arena.

The litmus tests ...

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I bought this LP in a sale at JG Windows, Newcastle upon Tyne, in the summer of 1979.

As I recall, we arose early, went in a group and queued outside before the opening. This was one of several bargains I managed to clinch -- despite the aggressive elbowing and grabbing by a local, ...

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Wm Jas Tychonievich

I have a couple of new posts up at The Magician's Table:

In "Between a dog and a wolf," I discuss the possible role played by the French idiom entre chien et loup in the development of the Moon card.

In "The Ace of Cups combines baptismal and Eucharistic imagery," I argue that this dual imagery is present not only ...

Monday, September 19th 2022

Sunday, September 18th 2022

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Bruce Charlton

I do not think I have written about this before, or at least not explicitly; but my move to Romantic Christianity came when I explicitly acknowledged to myself that I do not believe that any of the churches can make any eternal commitments or covenants (binding agreements) during this mortal life.

In other words, ...

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Francis Berger

Dr. Charlton left an interesting comment on my post about conscience and personal discernment from yesterday. Citing a video (see below) that appeared on Ann Barnhardt's blog a few days ago, Dr. Charlton made the following observations (bold added):

Another aspect might be to discuss - with specific examples - 'how ...

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Slowly re-reading Owen Barfield's Worlds Apart (1963); I have become much more aware of a major metaphysical difference between Barfield's world view, and the usual assumptions of modern Man. Or, rather, I have become more aware of its importance.

This is the difference between inside-out and outside-in.

Our usual ...

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This showed up on /x/ the other day. I thought Debbie would appreciate it.

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