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    Re: Ask A Taoist

    Do you consult the I Ching at all?
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    Re: How Did I Convert Myself To Taoism

    I have a copy of the Tao Te Ching on my bookshelf-It is probably one of my favorite philosophical tomes-it's nature loving, dogma hating, truth seeking goodness, and is probably the book that most...
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    Re: An Atheistic World

    You can remove religion entirely and yet other elements of tribalism, racism, sexism etc. would still exist.

    However they wouldn't be able to rest on the "god said it, that settles it" arguments...
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    Re: Wishcraft aka Intention-IT WORKS!!

    And then yesterday my boss gave me even more weekend hours! And he said it will probably be a regular thing. Pre-intention focusing-I had 14 hours a week, post intention, 30 hours a week. with no...
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    Re: Wishcraft aka Intention-IT WORKS!!

    Yeah I can't claim to tell you HOW it works, just that it does. And of course I could be wrong, and it could have just been good timing, but considering it was something that was unlikely to happen...
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    Re: Wishcraft aka Intention-IT WORKS!!

    I'm just wondering if anybody has any similar practices focused on affirmations or setting specific intentions, and if they get results.
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    Wishcraft aka Intention-IT WORKS!!

    So one main aspect of my practice is using intention to hack reality, kinda chaos magick-ish I guess.

    A real life example of it working for me:

    I've been getting crappy hours at my job-my boss...
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    Re: Looking to the Stars

    That's exactly how I feel when I look up at the night sky. The cosmos is the holiest thing I can think of-I am continually amazed that the elements that make up my being come from the stars-they are...
  9. Thread: Hey

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    Re: Hey

    Welcome!

    Nare your sig is hilarious BTW.
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    Re: Pantheists:Describe your practice

    Threshold,

    Very inspiring...I think you and I think very similarly.

    I would like to develop a practice similar to what you've outlined.

    I would probably incorporate some elements from my...
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    Re: Pantheists:Describe your practice

    Thalassa, I'm curious how deity fits in your practice, since I've seen you say before that you don't have literal belief in deities?
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    Re: Pantheists:Describe your practice

    There is a Japanese concept I love called "shinrin yoku" or "forest bathing" that involves simply immersing yourself in the woods-forest therapy, if you like.

    I have done this since I was a child....
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    Re: Shinjin - Hai.

    Belief doesn't necessarily require dogma. You can believe something while still being openminded enough to evaluate that belief and change it if it proves to be wrong or harmful. Don't we all do that...
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    Re: Shinjin - Hai.

    Welcome...as a skeptic, I understand your finding it hard to believe. I've been through some scary fucked up shit too, and it's caused me to question everything.
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    Re: Pantheists:Describe your practice

    Walking in nature is a big part of my practice as well. I live on the New England coast so I like to walk by the beach, and watch the tidal changes, the cranes and herons and occasional osprey. I...
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    Re: Pantheists:Describe your practice

    Anyone? Anyone?
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    Sticky: Re: What's your progression?

    Episcopalian-->Fluffy Liberal Episcopalian--->Nothing really--->Zen (with a side of philosophical Taoism)--->Agnostic--->Brief involvement with Nichiren Shu--->Stephen Batchelor style...
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    Pantheists:Describe your practice

    I'm curious about what daily practices/rituals/etc. fellow pantheists and/or non-theistic folks have.

    Do you meditate? pray? do magick? practice shamanism etc?

    Do you celebrate the solstice?
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  19. Re: Just your local neighborhood skeptical pantheistic mess...

    What's interesting is Korean Zen altars usually have statues of Kuan Yin, while Manjushri (or Jizo as they call him in Zen)is usually on Japanese Zen Altars, along with Shakyamuni Buddha. I see...
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    Re: Owl Woman??

    That's a good point. I will admit owls are an obsession of mine. For some reason I feel drawn to them and think they are beautiful creatures-I don't know why I have such an owl addiction. I follow...
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    Sticky: Re: Pagan Altars :)

    Here's a thought-Jesus candle or image stands in for the God, Mary candle or image stands in for the Goddess-kind of like voodoo where it started through African slaves using Catholic imagery to...
  22. Thread: Hey there!

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    Re: Hey there!

    As a Japanophile you might find Shinto interesting-polytheistic, very land based tradition (Kami, etc).
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    Re: Greetings

    I hate that neo-nazis/white supremacists have coopted nordic traditions. As someone whose ancestors were Norse, it really really pisses me off to see runes misused by people who deliberately pervert...
  24. Just your local neighborhood skeptical pantheistic mess...

    So I realized I never did an intro, and thought how rude of me!

    Okay, so here goes.

    35, male, chronic pain sufferer (I know there's some of us on here. Let's just say traumatic injury via...
  25. Thread: Pantheism

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    Re: Pantheism

    What Nare said, minus the deities part.

    P.S. If I revere Carl Sagan, is that a form of ancestor worship? :p
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