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  5. *swoops in for the win* Sorry Rhannan you held it for over a year, but all good things must come to an end.
  6. I love stories like this, it's so common for people to find connections between their past, present and future through thoughts and dreams. I would of said it's not evidence of anything, but honestly it's evidence that this sense that others are with us is central to the human experience. Take that for what you will.
  7. Yeah, it's a new cardgame by the original creator of Magic. It's very modern, playing faster than other games but being free for 'turn three wins' and eschewing deck building in favor of unique decks. Our entire group has switched over from Magic to Keyforge but the problem is that Magic is such a juggernaut it's tough for a new game, even with Richard Garfield's name on it, to actually get into the market he created :P D&D is really seeing a resurgence these days as well, but it can difficult enough getting everyone over for regular games, much less something with that kind of commitment!
  8. Thanks for sharing and I'm glad to see you mention paganism as i feel a little bad about having such a strong bias towards a deistic high-god when most of human religion has been just the opposite. Paganism has come back to make some great inroads into the culture and deserves the attention. I also agree on the issue around mainstream religion being dogmatic, it's why I have trouble actually going to church despite my interest. As for truth/belief, this is where my actual psychedelic experience is less interesting than the belief shift after. A few years ago I would never have 'accepted' the statement that we all have our own belief. My argument would have been that things that function are agreeable by people, only things that have no functional impact can be 'personal belief'. The usual example is that no one has their own personal belief in technology. It either works or it doesn't and only something airy and impractical (such as religion) can be personal. Honestly I still feel it's necessary to state this opinion, there is such a thing as 'physical truth' that can preform functions which are universally agreeable, yet at the same time I no longer feel like it's a point worth making. When you say reality requires a frame of reference and people can't understand 'what it is to be you' it strikes me as being closer to the argument about art than technology. Technically art museums are just full of paint and canvas, yet they contain history, culture, emotion and other qualities which are both real and unprovable. It sounds so strange to me to say that reality is more like art than science, but in many ways that starts to feel accurate.
  9. Keyforge is not a game I've heard of but I'm UK so maybe that explains it.. (Will youtube it when I get time). Used to play D&D back in the day but haven't had my cards out for quite a while now, and I've played Magic before but now there's just no time.. Is Keyforge your new crush?
  10. I personally avoid use the phrase 'the truth' as much as possible because I believe each person contains within them their own truth, and that the world is a far different place to each person living in it than any of the rest of us could possibly understand. I use the word belief to express those things that deep inside I feel to be real about myself but could offer no tangible 'proof' of to anyone who does not know what it's like to be me.. In fact without a common frame of reference I couldn't even begin to explain to anyone what it's really like to be me. They just wouldn't be able to understand, any more than I could really understand what it's like to be them, because I'm not them.. We might have some similar experiences, but we would perceive them and react to them differently because we are different people with different views and values. As a Pagan and a practising Wiccan I believe in many Goddesses and Gods not just one.. I have seen some of the things believers in god have done in the name of their deity and have absolutely no interest in any of it... Mainstream religious belief unites it's various followers under different banners, this divides them into different groups where each is taught that all members of the other groups are to be hated, and therefore it is acceptable for any of them to be vilified and persecuted.. In fact the only thing they all seem to agree on is that people like me are evil and therefore damned to a hell we don't even believe in.. I can live with that.. lol
  11. This is the first time I've read this conversation, I really really must try harder.. Congratulations Mog, have you had your big day yet? Did I miss it?
  12. Once a month I have all my friends come down into the city to play games at me and my girlfriend's place. We're all videogamers to varying degrees, but we use to meet up to play Magic: the Gathering. Though a few of them are still really into it, we don't play much Magic anymore. These days it's a wide variety of boardgames, with a game like Magic getting a single round of 'commander' just as we'd play at least one round of anything else. The reason for the switch has been the realizing at just how much there is now in the sort of 'renaissance' the boardgame industry has experienced. There's such a variety of games, with all sorts of new stuff combined with a rediscovery of classics. Even Magic is experiencing it's highest popularity yet with a new online version called Arena. Anyone else playing boardgames with friends? Any other magic or yu-gi-oh players? Anyone tried Keyforge? (he asks hopefully)
  13. I've always loved mythology and magic, I feel these are the most tangible parts of our abstract ideas. Growing up strictly atheistic, I had always been interested in finding evidence for supernatural occurrences and had a phase in my late teens and early twenties where I got into magic because I thought it might hold the answers. I tried had all the usual magical trappings, but the ones I thought had the best evidence were divination (you could predict events as an experiment) and mirror gazing (I really could see something in a mirror that had no reflection). Over time I would read about the brains ability to misinterpret visual information in the dark or on a reflective surface, I would similarly be convinced against divination through statistics and bias (we remember the hits and forget the misses). I would subsequently meet people who held spiritual or new age beliefs similar to the ones I use to have, only to now be trying to get them away from it. Recently, due to a classic case of psychedelic mind-expansion, I've had a renewed interest in magical practice. Approaching it from the perspective of proving it doesn't seem as helpful; Besides things can be good for reasons other than we realize and true for reasons other than we understand. So there a specific interested in finding out if there's anything people do that they find helpful.
  14. I know that specific answers from person to person, I'd be interested in any stories about how people feel their 'other side' either helps or hinders their connection with supernatural forces. Given that all Otherkin are technically supernatural, do you see magic as being a more normal or important part of the world then people would give it credit for? I'm going to add my story below.
  15. My Story: I was raised an atheist, though it would be fair to call my household anti-theist. It wasn't just that we didn't believe in God, or that we knew God didn't exist, but that we were better for our true belief then they were for their lies. Even back then I've always had more respect for religion then either my brother or my dad, for example both of my best friends were Christian even though I would argue with them that they'd be better without it. As my experiences became more varied I lost the edge, gaining respect for beliefs in general, going to church regularly with one of those friends over a decade later. I still didn't believe in God, you could say I believed in belief in God. I wanted tangible evidence that never seemed to come...people tell you to have faith, to feel it, but that's not evidence. In all honesty this is why I first started watching Otherkin forums all those years ago, just to see and experience the culture of belief even if I was convinced you were all absolutely wrong. It sounds cliche, but I had an interesting experience with psychedelic mushrooms shortly after. Sufficed to say literal truth, especial when dealing with ideas, matters to me less afterwards. This has been helpful for dealing with God, but also for things like other worlds and reincarnation. I want to say it's true, but not...literally true? words fail for something that is true and describes something, yet can't be understood except through representative language. That is to say we say we use beliefs to express things we know to be true but don't have the words to describe. So while I'm not an Otherkin, I believe we refer to many of the same things but with different names.
  16. Given the variety of incredible claims about angels, demons and even gods reincarnated among us; I'm curious how being in the Otherkin community might change someones concept of God. I know that, like all questions of belief, it varies person to person as Otherkin don't have a monoculture. So I'm just interested in anyone's opinion on the relationship between the worlds and beings that the Otherkin believe in and the more widely understood notion of religious gods and/or the Abrahamic God in particular. Feel free to just leave an opinion or story below, I'll include my own but you don't necessarily have to read or comment on it.
  17. My perspective on Fictionkin, is that the idea had to come from somewhere, and that somewhere likely involves racial memory and the Akashic Records.
  18. Yes, I have got some really good DMT here and if you belong to the nobility or even better if you are royal (in this incarnation that is) then you can have some absolutely free of charge, providing that you let me rule the entire world... from within the shadows that is since we still want the commoners to believe that they are free and that their votes really matter...he, he! Now just to make some sense of the above... In many ways I like David Icke! He speaks his mind and have lost a lot because of this. After all if you cannot face yourself in the mirror then you may wonder why you should even be alive. He shuns the english royal family and truth be told, I don't like them that much either. He is however a bit of track when it comes Luciferianism, Vampires, Demons, and...Elves!!!!! I stumbled over a vid on YouTube about him stating that the archons aka the reptillians were really... damn and here is comes... Elves!!! Or rather what he calls "Machine Elves" - apparently small self reproducing Elves whom with their magical singing can create anything and on top of that...possess people making them willing slaves by the aid of DMT!!!! Now DMT is a very real substance: we all have a bit of this phycedellic drug in us safely tucked away in our pineal gland (the third eye) and all mammals has this which is the reason why people can use DMT without killing their next door neighbour etc. to get hold of the drug. David Icke and Alex Jones claim that people on DMT can easily "punch holes in The Veil" and get possesed by these nasty Elves and that Elves in human bodies are thus the real archons on this planet...apparently the reptillians have decide to pack up and leave or something like that...leaving it once again up to The Elves to be the seductive baddies as we were thought of in more darker times when people used think that the sun rotated around Gaia, that Syphilis sores were something to be proud of, and that royals were living gods!!!! Has David lost it? Well, let me put it this way...someone is definitely manipulating him. His mind is incredibly open and The Vorjen are very good at manipulating the open minded. You have really got be on your guard when being very open spiritually and astrally or even when just watching T. V, getting drunk or getting stoned...which is why I never touch alcohol or drugs. Now this is not the first time that David has made a mess of terms, names, and races. He has lashed out at Vampires without really knowing what the hell he was on about and now he had switched to Elves. Because trust me, if I was in any position to control the elite and this planet well then things would be very different!!!! I have never tried DMT myself and it would be far to dangerous to do it now, but no, I do not believe that The Veil can be punched through or it would have been if not gone then very weak by now. And those Elves who do "posess" people on this plane of exsistance are either Elves by blood or in my case, an Elven soul which has been in a human body since before I was born into this incarnation: I did not sing my way to a three months old fetus while leaving my 800 children which I had produced all by myself some where back in fairy land :-D So dearest David, if you are reading this... then you might want to read about The Vorjen, instead of going on about "baddies" like Vampires and Elves, because you are getting a tad of track, mate :-D Trust me, if I had so much power as you claim then The Windsors would be living in a small council flat somewhere in Manchester by now! You might be right about Elves in true form being sillica based instead of carbon based like us on this plane: the Fae realm is said to be of a higher density, but that is old news in this neck of the woods!
  19. Congrats!!!
  20. Well, I'm working on a lot of things right now, but I wanted to share this with my family here: amazon.com/author/ashleyaikey I published one of my original short stories (apparently it's considered a "novelette") and am pretty excited! I can't believe I finally did it!
  21. Congrats, Mog! When's the day? ^_^
  22. I've had things confirmed before as well, but I still take it with enough salt to taste. You never know what may be hanging around, unfortunately.
  23. And once they started on that then trust me...they will never stop
  24. Oh, fancy our Mog getting married It feels just like yesterday that you were a little shyte of a teenager Congratulations, Mog (and try not to set her so much on fire on your wedding night that you completely burn her out) So who is the lucky lady?
  25. There is of course no guarentee that what you see on the astral plane is 100% true, but I have been confirmed in what I have seen in more than just one incident.
  26. I am late in as usual, curls up I'm his spot next to the fire and reads the notes on the conversation so far. I am sorry to hear most people are having a hard time with work. I am doing well in this regard (you've all likely noticed my absence) but it takes up a lot of my time. Also getting married, so more time. But mostly working and playing games like I usually do :)
  27. It's no problem, yes cats do like to push things from.high places. My cat has caught onto this recently
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