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 on: March 02, 2015, 11:38:16 AM 
Started by Draconis Rex - Last post by Questa


For myself, I imagine a vast meadow, drenched in warmth and glorious sunlight. Bordered by woodland filled with ancient trees, shaped by their age and character, and a mountainous or hilly region where a river runs down from a vast waterfall to a large pool. In the distances surrounding, there are cottages and small buildings dotted randomly, each place in the style or manner of the person who abides there. Animals of all sorts roam free and there is no threat or danger from, or towards any of the inhabitants. Everyone meets together as and when they choose, food and drinks are simply "there" whatever is desired. Every place that is in view can be reached in no time, no effort is required. Whatever pastime you wish can be practised, whatever that might be in an afterlife.

Yes it is all fluffy and nice, but it is supposed to be isn't it?  ;D ;D ;D

Pretty much sums it up for me!  I would add far beyond the mountainous, hilly region would be a beautiful beach with white sands and crystal clear blue waters with playful dolphins leaping joyfully in the distance.  I prefer fluffy and nice.  :)

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 on: March 02, 2015, 11:21:16 AM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by Questa
Very nice link Questa.  Thanks.

You're very welcome, Ashe!


Regarding what Marisol mentioned about symbols on barns:  Living in Pennsylvania, there are many Amish communities around with colorful "hex signs" on their barns.  I have a tendency to make crystal grids on them in my mind. lol  I'm sure they would frown upon that!  Below is a link about the story of hex signs if you're interested.  I never knew "hex" meant "witch" in German.

http://www.amishnews.com/featurearticles/Storyofhexsigns.htm

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 on: March 02, 2015, 11:08:34 AM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by marisol
This is not a face, but a symbol I have never noticed before. There is an empty box sitting in front of me. A box we would buy
Wrangler boots in and on the front and each end are pentagrams. Interesting what we can see if we really look. Pentagrams
are everywhere around this area of the country, especially on barns.

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 on: February 28, 2015, 11:44:36 PM 
Started by Draconis Rex - Last post by Alchymist
   

Alchy, I do like your version and would love to visit.  Apparently there is a direct airship from Waldport, OR. !!!  It is a little time worn though and has a funny little man dressed in animal skins at the helm.

Oh, him. Yeah, bit of a character, you should hear his tall tales after he's had a few shots of Island Mist in the pub..... Doesn't seem to affect his piloting skills though.

No, not Charon. Charon runs the ferry from Lyonesse. Get the two of them together though, and you should hear the stories, each one trying to top the other. Lucky if you make it home by three in the morning..... But take the tram or the bus home, don't try to drive. Not on our narrow winding roads....

Alchymist.

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 on: February 28, 2015, 07:21:11 PM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by Ashe Isadora
Very nice link Questa.  Thanks.

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 on: February 28, 2015, 01:06:53 PM 
Started by Draconis Rex - Last post by oldghost
Arne don't forget to get your vaccination , weather you want it or not ?.

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 on: February 28, 2015, 12:24:06 PM 
Started by Draconis Rex - Last post by Draconis Rex
Nice Arn, I like it. Although I prefer the abstract and natural chaos of nature; My trees are mixed as they want to be....

I also like the crafts touch, now I could really get behind that... ;)

I wonder if the pilot is named Kharon/Charon?!

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 on: February 28, 2015, 09:20:44 AM 
Started by Draconis Rex - Last post by Arnemetia
Many years ago I read a book series on three different planets.  For the life of me I cannot remember the name of the series or the other two planets.  The one that stuck in my mind was the planet called Lilith.  On this planet only organic things could survive.  No plastic, nothing synthetic.  I kind of think of Summerland in that way.  A place where the mundane world cannot enter.  A place where we are one with the land and time has no meaning.  I see a bridge that we cross coming into Summerland and those who have gone before us, waiting to greet us home.  On the other side I see fountains coming up out of ponds and streams clear and cold.  Mountains rise up, some covered with snow, others with wildflowers.  Trees of all kinds in groves of their species.  Animals wander where they will.  I also see caves.  Above each one a name.  Inside our own we will find the deeds and memories of our lives.  This would be our private place to reflect on our past life and learn from it.  Cabins and cottages dot the landscape, each reflecting the inhabitant.  Mine has gardens of herbs and flowers, wind chimes and comfy chairs with low tables scattered about.  Books stacked neatly within reach and baskets of crafts for the working.  A fire pit at the ready and music.  Folks are free to amble about and visit, privacy is respected.     

Alchy, I do like your version and would love to visit.  Apparently there is a direct airship from Waldport, OR. !!!  It is a little time worn though and has a funny little man dressed in animal skins at the helm.

 

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 on: February 26, 2015, 11:59:20 PM 
Started by Draconis Rex - Last post by Alchymist
Regular ferries run from Liverpool, Cobh, Stranraer, Douglas, Weymouth.....

..... and from Avalon, Tir n'An Og, Atlantis, Lyonesse, the Hesperides........

Alchymist.

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 on: February 26, 2015, 11:54:36 PM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by Alchymist
Part of it, I guess. It's why the Devil was invented. The argument goes: if there is only one "God", and "He" is altogether good, and yet bad things happen to nice people, then there "must" be another, opposing entity who is entirely evil - "God"'s adversary, the Devil - who would have to be, by definition, almost as powerful as "God", but not quite (because, according to the Book of Revelation, "God" wins in the end).

This is where all monotheistic religions fall apart. Yahweh must have his Satan, Allah must have his Iblis, Ahura Mazda must have his Ahriman. Polytheistic religions such as the Greek, Norse and Celtic mythologies seem to be much more realistic, in this regard; there are gods (and goddesses), who are powerful but not all-powerful, knowing but not all-knowing, and none of them are either entirely good nor entirely evil. There is room for ambiguity, for shades of grey, which there isn't in the Monotheist faiths, where everything is either black or white.

It has been said that "The primitive minds of our ancestors were too unsophisticated to comprehend the idea of one supreme God," or words to that effect. I would say the opposite is true; our ancestors had it right - multiple deities show a sophistication of thought completely lacking in monotheism.

BB Everyone,

Alchymist.

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