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The Soul Path: Goals in this Incarnation / Extreme Isolation: A Case Study of a Modern Hermit
« Last post by guest1 on November 20, 2015, 10:40:43 AM »
http://www.gq.com/story/the-last-true-hermit

It was hard to know exactly where to place this topic, but the Soulpath somehow seemed most appropriate. We are all on a journey here. By most it is often unrecognized. One of the major characteristics that defines the term, from a Culdian perspective, is a conscious recognition of this journey with an aim towards moving forward towards God and in becoming a Master of Life. The hermit detailed in the article above does have some serious blind spots (don't we all!), but one could make the case he made a more full and conscious choice regarding his journey in life than most folks ever will.

I have my own thoughts and experiences regarding the benefits and dangers of isolation (both short and prolonged), and there is something to be learned from both reading this man's account. I'll say more on those subjects after reading other members' thoughts on this case.

I think its obvious that stealing wasn't the answer for this man, as he admits, but what of the hermit life? What of the lifestyle? The lessons to be learned? The good and the bad?

I'd love to read others' thoughts before I expound on more of my own... And even if you don't have any solid conclusions to share, this case is certainly one to ponder deeply!

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Social Forum / Random nonsense aka Social Studies
« Last post by guest1 on November 15, 2015, 03:23:41 PM »
Ok i got put in the naughty corner recently for posting something totally off-topic and random so i figured i would open a topic for random off-topic, assumptive, speculative discussion. Such as this, a fact that as a child we are in some way unaware, unable to connect certain truths that are available or in the case of an animal it is simply impossible for the animal to comprehend that it is in a pub for example or why it is in a pub. But in this semblance of awareness, this coming to know and with interaction coming to be, is, in its gathering of forms, this urge for logos and its eminent ethos is our, through its throngs and pangs, foundation, however turbulent it may be. The man who wrote to build your house upon stone did not see the stones rise and fall. More over it is that desire for logos and ethos that is our blanket against the fearful nature that besets us.

http://www.youtube.com/v/MDDcJndvvQ0&fs=1&wmode=transparent
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New Member Introduction and Forum Questions / Re: Is there a physical Kolbrin book to buy here?
« Last post by guest1 on November 11, 2015, 04:05:34 PM »
Yes you can! I bought mine on thekolbrin.com and got it in the post last week :D
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New Member Introduction and Forum Questions / Re: Is there a physical Kolbrin book to buy here?
« Last post by guest1 on November 08, 2015, 02:33:54 PM »
Welcome Robert! Speaking for everyone, I'm sure I can say we're all very glad to have you! And all your interests, as you will see as you look through the forums are shared by various members here.  :)

As for the physical version of the Kolbrin, the Culdian Trust does not sell it directly except in bulk. However, you can purchase directly online through the following 3rd party websites:

http://www.goodeys.co.nz/catalog/32694-KolbrinKailedy

http://thekolbrin.com/buy-it

Hope that helps, and don't be a stranger...  :)
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New Member Introduction and Forum Questions / Is there a physical Kolbrin book to buy here?
« Last post by guest1 on November 08, 2015, 11:49:20 AM »
Hello everyone,

I'm Robert, I came to these forums as I was told it was the most reliable place to buy the Kolbrin but I also found a lot of very interesting threads so I may just stick around and join in on the conversation. I have broad interests in mysticism, spirituality, mystery, history, philosophy and just about anything to do with exploring the mind. I hope to browse further threw threads soon and hopefully I can learn from all of you and maybe add in something myself.
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General Metaphysics: Theory & Practice / Re: "as you believe so it shall be"... True or false?
« Last post by guest1 on November 03, 2015, 12:25:24 PM »
Christopher,
I am skeptical of belief and information. I used to think truth was available from many places. I came to know that there was a disconnect between what I felt and what I was told. It became my mission to "see things the way they are". Maybe that is a fantasy but I am still at it. On this journey I came to hear some words as clues. "information" became something that was perhaps forming inside me. Believe what I am told... the lie is in the middle... please, don't take this part too seriously.
The real part is intuition. Something that was ridiculed and demeaned everywhere, and feelings, also pejorative in conversation, mostly. I was always taught the Descartes view of knowing the world by my senses, and my senses being deceived, my view of the world may be a deception, or so I was informed. I realized how often my logical mind, using the senses took over, and failed to perceive when my intuition would have won the day.  In small things like finding a place, feel like I should turn here, but no, the mind said go the other way, and was wrong. Many times what I called my "first thought" was correct but I followed my "second guess". A lifetime of feeling the discontinuity. I woke up in the last few years and tested the first thought/second guess and found I had missed much. At first I noticed the wrong "second guess" and later began to catch the first thought and took heed. No regrets, humans have strong intuition and conditioning teaches the logical mind is to control. I know my mind is a great asset of the heart spirit not a director.
Don't believe a word I say, check it our for yourself.
Always, Tim
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General Metaphysics: Theory & Practice / Re: "as you believe so it shall be"... True or false?
« Last post by guest1 on November 03, 2015, 12:20:07 PM »
Religion as expressed in the “Introduction to Spirituality” from the Culdian Trust website contains an element of belief as its foundation.

Yes, Religion may, in one of its characteristics, be defined as a 'belief' in something, whereas Spirituality includes direct knowledge or experience with the thing.

"It is fundamental to our subject that a distinction be drawn between the two (Religion and Spirituality).  Religion is the product, the outcome of spirituality, but it is not spirituality itself...

...Spirituality transcends religion and is not related to beliefs or rituals, neither does it relate to worship.  These are expressions of the religious instinct in human beings, but they are not spirituality in its essence.  Spirituality is a state of being, it is something which is integral to a person’s make-up and has little to do with religious superficialities.  It is a life force, the inherent life of the Spirit, while belief, ritual and worship pertain to the intellect and express concepts about the things of the Spirit.  Of course, beliefs necessarily have a spiritual foundation and in a certain sense they may even be said to minister to the life of the Spirit, just as clothes may be said to minister to the life of the body.  So beliefs are in fact the clothes in which the intellect dresses up the spiritual instinct in humans...

...Concepts such as vicarious atonement, primitive sacrificial rites, placation, self-mortification or humiliation and attempts to influence Higher Beings through adorational rituals, are more related to magick and shamanism than to any spiritualising process.  Most forms of human worship are based upon concepts which relate more to kingship and sovereignty, to the vassalage of subject to ruler, than to an elevating relationship between the Creator of all and beings made in His spiritual image.  Human rulers may require their subjects to adopt such attitudes, but surely the God of all should not be a magnified projection of this model.  Nothing man can do can in any way add to what God already has, and the concept we hold should place Him well beyond the vanities of mortal men. 

A study of spirituality shows that the part we have to play on Earth is a positive, constructive one entailing responsibility for ourselves and our ultimate destiny, as well as for the planet of which we are Trustees.  It requires the effort of conscious participation in things relating to the progress and wellbeing of humankind as a whole.  Perhaps this is why so many choose the easier road, repudiating individual responsibility for their spiritual wellbeing and casting the burden of Earth’s destiny on a God conceived in the likeness of an earthly monarch.  To any having such an ingrained concept this handbook will be of little value.

Spirituality expresses itself irrespective of theological thinking...

...This attitude of exclusiveness, of having access to the only Truth, is at the root of all the religious conflicts which have afflicted the world and which are still very much in evidence.  However, there is today a large body of unbiased people who fortunately refuse to attach themselves to any one sectarian religion.  They are by no means irreligious, and might indeed be more appropriately called ‘Seekers after Truth’.  These are the individuals who will benefit most from this publication and whom the Publishers would like to place on an appropriate path.  Although these people cannot be said to be religious in the generally accepted sense of the term, they can and do study various religions in an objective manner.  Speaking in general it will be found that most of them have rejected Christianity in its creedal or ecclesiastical form, yet are by no means anti-Christian so far as the life and example of the central figure of the New Testament are concerned.  It may be said that they follow the precepts of Christ but reject the traditional dogmas which have arisen around them.

It is becoming increasingly recognised by impartial students of religion, that what is commonly referred to as religion is more or less what might be called an accident of spirituality in its essential nature."
-- An Introduction to Spirituality, Spirituality and Religion

There are many elements in Religion which are useful, but they are like clothes covering, and often mistaken for, the real thing underneath. The problem is, clothes become worn out and need replacing, and the style of clothes varies in time and place. When Religion is confused for the Spirit or Truth itself, we end up wearing tattered and archaic rags, worn down and decaying. So first, we must not confuse the packaging for the thing itself, and then we must learn to change our clothes depending on the time and place.

I must bring forth the belief that “Amen” means “So be it” or “I believe.” It is the intellect that is challenged with this statement after prayer and other ritual. However, it is religious and can in an instant or over time bring a person to faith. The movement of the Holy Spirit helps to form our hearts, essentially faith. And belief helps to form our minds. Many have heard of the statement: with all mind, body, and soul. Because we believe in our thoughts, we can help to chisel away at the rock blocking our hearts with death, destruction, chaos, and greed. We mourn and grieve because of these facts of temporal life. So, as you believe (mind) so it shall be (Amen, and formation of faith).

"Amen" is a clear and very sad example of Religion distorting Spirituality. Jews and Christians assume a definition here in which the use of the thing has been forgotten due to lack of use.

Amen (Amin in Islam) comes from Egypt... as in "Amen-Ra". Ra is the "most high God", and Amen is "that which is hidden" in ancient Egyptian. The ancient Egyptian definition came after its use, however, to describe what it did in action. 'Amen', was a tonal meditative chant used in the ancient Mystery Schools, in order to reveal "that which is hidden", most often that being the "most high God".

We see a correlative of this spiritualizing use in the East, where Religion did not thankfully distort the original and proper use of the word. "Aum" or "Om" is used there as a tonal meditative chant the same what Amen (Amin) was originally used in the West.

When we remove the old and tattered clothes that no longer provide any use, we may also do away with blind belief, and truly once see and experience again "that which is hidden".

As I said previously in this thread, believing something does not make it so... but knowing something which you were once ignorant of allows you to more fully control and master your own reality.
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Breakthroughs in Science and Research / Re: Sound on Water: A Hypothesis on the Process of Creation
« Last post by guest1 on November 03, 2015, 11:45:33 AM »
From the little experience and study I have been blessed with the idea of a self organizing universe rather than a directed one feels right. The infinite is within as well as outside each part. All the information of the universe will fit inside every particle.
I never understood infinity as "always was, will be and everywhere forever". That is too big. But looking within, I can go half way to the center, and then go half way again, and again, forever. And in each step there could be information, unique in nature. Infinity, within.
I can almost see that.
I am vaguely repeating information from Nassim Haramein.
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General Metaphysics: Theory & Practice / Re: "as you believe so it shall be"... True or false?
« Last post by guest1 on November 02, 2015, 09:54:44 PM »
Tim Hallen,

“As you believe so it shall be.” This is a great catalyst for being presented with information, in course to knowledge and understanding. Religion as expressed in the “Introduction to Spirituality” from the Culdian Trust website contains an element of belief as its foundation. Religion uses this belief to form a more solid truth about the whole of humanity. The religious believe in a tradition, expressed in ritual and song, and a unity underlying their belief, bringing a more concrete absolute for humanity to believe in—such as the Bible. Belief in the Bible teaches the believer to believe, love, and obey. To believe, involves perception, imagination, and thought because we would not reach belief without them. Thought about what is believed in, such as the Bible, helps to form our spiritual side which is separate from the intellectual side more associated with belief. The spiritual side of humanity is what brings about virtues such as faith, hope, and love. With faith, it is the movement of the Holy Spirit throughout the body that brings us to it. Again, this is a way to separate belief from faith because belief involves the intellect, and now, faith involves the supernatural.

I must bring forth the belief that “Amen” means “So be it” or “I believe.” It is the intellect that is challenged with this statement after prayer and other ritual. However, it is religious and can in an instant or over time bring a person to faith. The movement of the Holy Spirit helps to form our hearts, essentially faith. And belief helps to form our minds. Many have heard of the statement: with all mind, body, and soul. Because we believe in our thoughts, we can help to chisel away at the rock blocking our hearts with death, destruction, chaos, and greed. We mourn and grieve because of these facts of temporal life. So, as you believe (mind) so it shall be (Amen, and formation of faith). 
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General Metaphysics: Theory & Practice / Re: "as you believe so it shall be"... True or false?
« Last post by guest1 on October 30, 2015, 04:20:30 PM »
I would explain my personal belief/speculation by giving an example of an electrostatic charge, if you make physical contact with something that has a different electric charge, positive or negative, you can deposit some of your electrons and charge something or get some electrons back. I think it is helpful, for a moment at least, to think of that positive energy in the same way as an electrical charge. The method of communication and the particle in question are different however. We are talking about a particle of good or a particle of bad or perhaps a morality particle with good spin and bad spin? The same as an electron and you have a big outer shell because you have such a large nucleus and you can attract, well lets call them, moralitons and i guess it depends how many protons are in your nucleus or something but you end up with a good or bad charge. You can try and escape the morally implications by being far away from the trouble but it doesn't matter because you emit Alpha, Beta and Gamma rays of goodness or badness. So collectively you have to ionise or deionise your self and your environment.

You raise some interesting comparisons, Will, between karmic laws and physical laws. This may be a helpful illustration, but not entirely accurate as karma as a force is not material in nature per se.

Consider the definitions below, and then for a more complete treatment of the issue, reading The Book of Gwineva is a Must!

http://culdiantrust.org/blog/glossary/kharma/

http://culdiantrust.org/blog/glossary/enidvadew/

http://culdiantrust.org/blog/glossary/gwinin/

http://culdiantrust.org/blog/glossary/gwarthon/

http://culdiantrust.org/blog/glossary/haloun/

http://culdiantrust.org/blog/glossary/menid/

http://culdiantrust.org/blog/glossary/aweth/

And please... do not ever stick your head in the CERN collider! Trust me, it wouldn't go well! :o
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