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Re: Therianthropy
« Reply #45 on: December 11, 2015, 05:31:19 PM »

Being a great believer in Dragonkind myself, I rule nothing out where they are concerned. Bear in mind, in a child's eyes there is much revealed, but becomes hidden from us as we grow older.
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« Reply #46 on: December 11, 2015, 09:48:03 PM »

Children see with and open mind that is not clouded by the everyday world . As people grow they tend to forget what they once could see do to new things coming into their lives . We miss so much when we close door in our minds . You need to unlock thjose doors and throw away the key .

Did you say you where ' small , green and really cute ??????????.
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« Reply #47 on: December 12, 2015, 01:43:29 AM »

Hahaha probably so! You think it isn't just a child's imagination then, Drac?

The problem here lies in the choice of words; isn't it "just" a child's imagination?

Yes, it's a child's imagination - but never "just".. It's also the "imagination" of all genuine artists, poets, story tellers, bards and witches - and scientists and explorers and inventors - those of us who are still able, despite all the conditioning and programming and repression that the world can throw at us, to access that level of consciousness beyond the mundane, wherein dragons and elves, castles and caverns, knights and princesses, talking animals and soulmates and spirit guides have their dwelling. The word "Imagination" comes from the same root as "magic", "image", "mage", "magister" ("master"), "mega" (from the Greek "megistos", "greatest", as in "Hermes Trismegistos", "Thrice-Greatest Hermes"), perhaps even "major" and "majesty".

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Re: Therianthropy
« Reply #48 on: December 13, 2015, 04:25:17 PM »

" and the blue bird speaks of impossible things , things that are impossible and can not be but should be and are "
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Re: Therianthropy
« Reply #49 on: December 13, 2015, 05:20:23 PM »

Man og, that was deep. I'll have to try thinking about Romeo again. He's the only male I'll ever need in my life (besides Robin, and Batman is a girl so she doesn't count). I wish I had y'all as a family, then I'd still be creative and fun like a kid. Instead I'm turning stuffy and boring like my family which sucks.

This may sound totally looney but while typing this I got the feeling of not being alone and I'm pretty sure he's peeking his head over my shoulder. Maybe I've still got my <insert whatever you'd call it< in me after all! I mean, today I've been super hot which never happens. Could only be the work of a fire dragon, right (it's a joke I've never read any dragon mythology, just know what's on my left shoulder haha... I'm totally bonkers!!!!)
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« Reply #50 on: December 13, 2015, 07:03:56 PM »

... I'm totally bonkers!

At last! A soul sister...........! Been searching for you all my life!
Trust me ...... Bonkers is the only sane place to be, on this planet in the 21st century.

Blessed Be all bonkers humans everywhere,

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« Reply #51 on: December 13, 2015, 08:41:43 PM »

Glad to be soul siblings with you Alchy! :P I'm pretty sure I've always been bonkers, I'm just finally realizing it!

I just imagined us all being in a mental institution in straight jackets running around trying to play tag. But since our hands and arms are tied to our bodies we'd lose our sense of balance and just fall everywhere then roll around on the floor because we can't get up.
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Re: Therianthropy
« Reply #52 on: December 14, 2015, 04:41:56 AM »

KittyKat , we are your surrogate invisible family , you can hear us you just can't see us . Nice to have a granddaughter .

Leave a treat for Romeo on the outside widow sill , get a piece of coal and wrap it in bacon . That should bring him around more .

If you fall on the floor and can't get up do this , push your jaw hard on the ground and then bring your legs up to your chest , lift your head and lurch forward , it's called doing the worm . Looks really funny to anyone watching ............heehee .
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« Reply #53 on: December 14, 2015, 09:12:59 AM »

So does this mean Alchy is your grandson? XD Y'all are the coolest surrogate invisible family ever, haha!

I wonder how I'll explain that to my grandparents .... I can see it now, me asking for coal and bacon and her questioning me. "Oh just, you know. Gonna feed my little dragon friend." She already laughed at me once for going outside and finding a stick from our Japanese maple that had fallen. I currently have three long sticks in my room that I'm waiting to carve up for a wand. Have to keep my grandparents from tossing them because they come in and fuss haha!

When I was younger I tried to do the worm once and I basically just went splat. Spread eagle with my forehead on the floor because I failed miserably XD
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« Reply #54 on: December 27, 2015, 12:24:13 AM »

So does this mean Alchy is your grandson? XD Y'all are the coolest surrogate invisible family ever, haha!

Since I never knew either of my grandfathers, I suppose anything's possible. Though he'd have to be at least 150 years old. So what's your secret then, og? Yearly trips down to the Fountain of Youth, supposedly discovered in Florida by the Spanish explorer and Governor of Puerto Rico, Juan Ponce de Leon, in 1513? The water is supposed to have high concentrations of iron and manganese. When I lived on Saltspring Island, British Columbia, some years ago, I had my well water analysed and found, sure enough, high concentrations of iron and manganese.

Funny coincidence, that.

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There's a fascinating book by Patrick Harpur, "Daimonic Reality: a Field Guide to the Otherworld." An early Yule gift from my wife Myranda (I'm about half way through it), it makes a fairly good case that all those strange, mythical creatures that lurk in dreams or half-seen at the edge of vision - elves, gnomes, dragons, therianthropes such as werewolves, centaurs and mermaids, Gods and Goddesses, lake monsters, Sasquatches, grey aliens and Men In Black - are various manifestations of the shapeshifting denizens of what Harpur calls a "Daimonic" realm - a "reality" separate from, but closely allied to, our own, though with its own rules and customs; somewhat like a blend of Jung's Collective Unconscious with the Poetic imagination described by William Blake, and the Celtic Sidhe, or Underworld.

Like subatomic particles, often they cannot be observed directly but only by the traces they leave behind; the act of observation changes that which is observed. In a very real sense, the phenomenon changes itself to conform to what we humans expect to see; if we "believe", deep down, in fairies, then we'll probably see fairies; if we're of a more technological mindset, then, obligingly, they'll appear to us as grey aliens piloting a silvery flying saucer.

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Re: Therianthropy
« Reply #55 on: December 27, 2015, 11:29:27 PM »

Iron does help the body as an oxygen carrier and is good for the brain , muscles strengthen the immune system , while manganese is good for the bones , kidneys liver and help with aid the sexual hormones . All of this is good for ones health but when you combine them in a natural hot spring that also has lithium in it you get that feeling of invigoration you can see why people could think of it as a fountain of youth and fat metabolizer . Take a few dips any feel better  No Alchy no fountain of youth for me , I found a Lazarus pool ................

So what does Harpur think , does he infer some type of dimensional doorways that they can pass threw at will ?. I will have to check it out , thanks for the info .

Something comes back to me about the old Magic lantern shows ( UV light projectors ) that they had in the 1930's . If I recall the early projectors would sometimes light up something that was invisible to the naked eye . Not sure if that is still true . They also call the project tors Cats eyes because you could see certain things in the UV range just as cats do .
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« Reply #56 on: December 28, 2015, 12:29:12 AM »


So what does Harpur think , does he infer some type of dimensional doorways that they can pass threw at will ?.

Dimensional doorways in space and time, at certain times and in certain places, yes.

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« Reply #57 on: December 28, 2015, 12:52:34 AM »

Just looked up some of his other books and " The Philosophers Secret Fire " seems it would be a good read also .
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« Reply #58 on: December 28, 2015, 01:55:59 AM »

"The Philosopher's Secret Fire" was my Yule gift to myself; I recently finished reading it, but it's one of those books I'll re-read several times, and get more insights with each reading - as with "Daimonic Reality." "Mercurius" also by Harpur, which I have on order, is by all accounts also a good read.

"Secret Fire" and "Daimonic Reality" are complementary to each other, and cover some of the same ground but from different points of view. I won't call them easy reads - the information density is quite high - but both repay careful study.

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« Reply #59 on: January 29, 2016, 03:59:13 PM »

Well now we have Nano the Norwegian cat girl . Wonder what ever happened to the Dog Faced boy ?.
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