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by Starbuck
Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Anil Seth
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Anil Seth

Remember, those we call materialists are probably better described as quantifiers. For one thing to independently act upon another it must be composed of separate and different quantities. The chimera of matter then must arrises to make sense of that. Consciousness as we experience it does not fit t...
by Starbuck
Sat Oct 16, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Topic-specific Argumentation
Topic: Does time flow?
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Does time flow?

The idea of a moment of time, a present moment, is a convenient construct no less than the idea of a thing. So my question would be, ‘Do we actually experience the present?’ and my answer would be: No. I agree with what you are saying, though I would put it that the problem is BK's definition of 'p...
by Starbuck
Sat Sep 04, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Metaphysically Relevant Art-forms
Topic: Tribute to Harold Budd
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Tribute to Harold Budd

Thanks, Moon and the Melodies is in my top 10 albums. Liz Frazer is the perfect vocalist for his music. I need to explore his other works!
by Starbuck
Fri Aug 27, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why do alters of mind at large need to eat in order to stay alive?
Replies: 33
Views: 745

Re: Why do alters of mind at large need to eat in order to stay alive?

WB Yeats once wrote "Man can embody truth, but he cannot know it". Do you think he was being verbose or obscure? What would you read into those words?
by Starbuck
Fri Aug 27, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The possibility of "magic" and universal transcendence
Replies: 12
Views: 391

Re: The possibility of "magic" and universal transcendence

There is a practice in Crowlian magic in which a 'sigil' or magical symbol is strongly concentrated and empowered with the intention of the practitioner. This is done at the point of sexual orgasm. From Bk's work, we can argue that orgasm is a period of intense reassociation in which we access MAL. ...
by Starbuck
Fri Aug 27, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why do alters of mind at large need to eat in order to stay alive?
Replies: 33
Views: 745

Re: Why do alters of mind at large need to eat in order to stay alive?

I would say the water includes but transcends the ripple. In the same way, meaning is a dynamic metacognitive process and therefore analogous to a ripple. It can never reference its water-ness. And yet the nature of the 'all that exists water' is to ripple and vibrate. Meaning is build in but only ...
by Starbuck
Thu Aug 26, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why do alters of mind at large need to eat in order to stay alive?
Replies: 33
Views: 745

Re: Why do alters of mind at large need to eat in order to stay alive?

I would say the water includes but transcends the ripple. In the same way, meaning is a dynamic metacognitive process and therefore analogous to a ripple. It can never reference its water-ness. And yet the nature of the 'all that exists water' is to ripple and vibrate. Meaning is build in but only a...
by Starbuck
Thu Aug 26, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why do alters of mind at large need to eat in order to stay alive?
Replies: 33
Views: 745

Re: Why do alters of mind at large need to eat in order to stay alive?

Mind at large does not experience death, and dissociation and qualities are only apparent. Nothing ever happened as Ramana Maharshi said.
Yet thanks to Mind at Large we are not talking nihilism here. Only the real survives, that which can die never existed in the first place.
by Starbuck
Thu Aug 26, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why do alters of mind at large need to eat in order to stay alive?
Replies: 33
Views: 745

Re: Why do alters of mind at large need to eat in order to stay alive?

Well that's a slightly better way of putting it I suppose, because that means from MAL perspective there is eternally Self-aware Willing, Feeling (Love, etc.), and Thinking, which is not altogether different from the meaning we can all experience now. Not sure how those characteristics follow. Woul...
by Starbuck
Thu Aug 26, 2021 3:19 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why do alters of mind at large need to eat in order to stay alive?
Replies: 33
Views: 745

Re: Why do alters of mind at large need to eat in order to stay alive?

It's only incremental from our perspective as alters. From the perspective of M@L its all happening now in one big thought orgasm. Well that's a slightly better way of putting it I suppose, because that means from MAL perspective there is eternally Self-aware Willing, Feeling (Love, etc.), and Thin...