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    Re: Demon of Alcohol

    Good idea.




    This is very similar to the fifth precept of Buddhism.



    A few people can use them in moderation, maybe not many. If we were to look at it objectively we would measure the...
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    Re: Demon of Alcohol

    Maybe i shouod give some context for the OP. I was writing a short story and thought of writing of a demonic possession with alcoholism as the weakness through which the demon gained entry. I also...
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    Re: Gimme your Pagan book recommendations!

    I've not finished reading it yet, but i know this is one i'll be re-reading in the future.
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    Re: Demon of Alcohol

    Quite different from what i read. I can't remember my sources, they were all online. Next time i meet an Arabic speaker i'll try to remember to ask.



    Maybe it depends on the local culture, but...
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    Re: Gimme your Pagan book recommendations!

    The Mists of Avalon.

    A retelling of the Arthurian legend from the perspective of the female characters with a strong pagan vs Christian theme.
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    Re: Distilled water and myths.

    Maybe, but most water animals consume has been flowing through river or pipes.

    Either way i wouldn't worry about. Any difference between hard and soft water is so small that they've had to do a...
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    Re: Funeral Rites

    Interesting that many people's preferred method is legally questionable. Says a lot about unhealthy societal attitudes towards death.
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    Re: Distilled water and myths.

    It's a dietary source of calcium and magnesium. From the paper linked above:
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    Re: Distilled water and myths.

    You'd have to drink a lot of distilled water, and getting no minerals from other dietary sources before getting to toxic levels.

    Hard water is bad for kettles. but it is good for your heart.
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    Re: Funeral Rites

    I'd go for a sky burial. If it was legal.
  11. Thread: Nightmares

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    Re: Nightmares

    The experience varies between, and even within, people: sometimes more awake, sometimes more dreaming, usually somewhere between those worlds. As you can see from the responses just here it's quite...
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    Re: Nightmares

    This has all the hallmarks of Isolated Sleep Paralysis. Sometimes referred to as Old Hags syndrome in anglo-saxon cultures. It's a disorder of the sleep/wake transition causing hypnogogic/hypnopompic...
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    Re: Does anyone believe in Evolution?

    I do. Along with a round Earth and climate change.
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    Re: Does anyone believe in Evolution?

    Can you be more specific? Are you talking fossil records, genetic records,controlled experiments or just that someone has a vague objection? Did you watch those videos i posted before? Perhaps watch...
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    Re: Does anyone believe in Evolution?

    What is the grey area?
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    Re: Ask a Mortitian

    Do you think you have learnt anything about how we as humans experience dying from your work?
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    Re: Ask a Mortitian

    I learnt a lot in and around death. I think society should consider it more closely. Perhaps it's not for everyone though.
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    Re: Fauns and Satyrs

    Thanks. Following your links into various rabbit holes i found reference to Cernunnos, a cthonic deity often associated with horned gods. This may the closest to what i wanted, even if not physically...
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    Re: Weight loss and healthy recipe websites?

    Aren't you referred to a dietician? If not you should demand it, they are integral to pre and post surgical care. Or are you in the US so this costs more? If you are seeing one ask them for websites...
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    Re: Ask a Mortitian

    When i was nurse i prepared many people for the morgue. At what point and in what condition do you receive people from hospitals?
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    Re: Would you rather be good or evil?

    That's not very chaotic.
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    Fauns and Satyrs

    Does anyone know of Celtic equivalents (or close) of the Latin and Greek fauns or satyrs? Also interested in any Norse, Saxon or other Germanic equivalents.
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    Re: Wish I leave and be forgotten

    A common feature among humans is tight family bonds; a trait we share with some of our mammalian cousins. But everyone is different, there is variation within the population. If you don't feel these...
  24. Re: Anyone feel psychologists and psychiatrists are psychopaths?

    We understand quite a lot about the human brain. That's why we can diagnose and treat a lot of mental health problems. But it is a new science, we still have much to learn so the process continues....
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    Re: Does anyone believe in Evolution?

    Have you any particular doubts or questions about it?

    If you just want an overview here's a couple of videos that address some basics:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3GagfbA2vo

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