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Questions & Suggestions / Re: Suggestions for forum improvement
« on: September 14, 2017, 08:37:36 PM »
Hi Akenu.  Those would be small changes.  For a little while now the staff have been working on more comprehensive improvements, to be rolled out when they are ready.

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Main Hall / Re: Your help Kabok
« on: July 22, 2017, 08:33:13 AM »
Do you remember I made a prediction some time back about how America was going to develop, closing boarders, building walls etc. If you recall you shunned it as crap! Subjective at best you said.
Do you recall were it is? I ve looked but cannot find it. I want to know how close I was and what happens next.

I don't recall any such conversation, but I searched for it anyway using various search terms you mentioned.  I cannot find it.  It doesn't appear that you and I ever discussed walls or borders on here using those words.

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Hello and Goodbye / Re: greetings
« on: April 16, 2017, 12:27:33 PM »
Hi Rakiel.  Welcome.  :)

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Psionics / Re: Questions about Kinesis/Future Selection
« on: February 14, 2017, 05:21:28 PM »
1. In the 'Introduction to Kinetics' article by kobok (http://forums.vsociety.net/index.php?topic=4868.0), one of the steps of performing kinesis is described as moving your soul to the object you want to kinet, so that your self-awareness is centered in that object. What is the purpose of this step? Is it possible to perform kinesis without this step?

Some awareness needs to be on the object to influence it.  There are however varying degrees of this that can be effective, depending on the difficulty of the task.

2. From what I understand, kinesis and future selection are basically the same, and the steps for performing kinesis on an object and selecting a specific future are fundamentally the same as well. Then, in the case of selecting a future event to occur, without a specific object in mind, how does one deal with the step of moving the soul to the object (the step discussed in the previous question)? Since there is no object to move the soul to, is this step skipped?

You simply move the soul to the event.  Since the soul is able to travel through time in the same manner it moves through space, this is actually a similar process to moving the soul to an object.

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Constructs can exist independently.  A construct is formed by the intent of the soul, but that conceptual pattern can continue to exist after formation.  The first reason I am confident constructs are independent is the duration that they can last.  A properly formed and sealed construct can last unchanged for at least many years, and probably longer.  Even if it is a minor or irrelevant construct that one does not think about at all for this time.  It seems much less reasonable to postulate that the soul remains undistracted and dedicated to actively maintaining trivial constructs for such a long time.

The second reason I am confident constructs are independent is the number of them that can persist.  With practice making constructs you get a pretty good sense for how much conceptual complexity you can actively form, influence, or shape with your soul at a particular time.  But you can make so many constructs that the total complexity of them can be more than thousands of times more complex than one's maximum manageable complexity.  When they keep working greatly in excess of one's personal capacity, the most reasonable conclusion is that they do so independently.

And this property of independent persistence turns out to be a very important aspect of constructs, because it makes constructs as flexible and empowering as technology is for the material aspects of existence.  I think we have only just begun to see what sorts of things are possible with this.

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Psionics / Re: Psi and brain damage??
« on: July 12, 2016, 07:19:55 PM »
If it is possible, is there any way to avoid this happening?

Well for one, stop thinking about it!  Really!   :P

A very long time ago I had similar fears about making a mistake and doing something wrong.  These fears were sufficient that I actually ended up blocking my psi ability off for a while in response to them.  I eventually decided this was not the right approach to this fear.

The deep truth is that psi is a reflection of the core of you.  When you learn to take this literally it becomes quite eye-opening, because it reveals the way to simultaneously gain control over this fear, gain control over your abilities, and grow as a person.  If psi is a reflection of the core of yourself, then all you must do to exhibit the psi behavior you want, is to make sure that the core of you exhibits the behavior you want.  Work on yourself.  Try to become thoroughly at all levels and depths the kind of person who would only do good things with psi, and then these are what you will do.  A large amount of deep meditation and introspection is the key to doing this.

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There's nothing about schizophrenia that conflicts with psi in a truly fundamental sense, since schizophrenia is fundamentally a disease of the brain and psi is fundamentally an ability of the soul.  However there is a very severe problem that active schizophrenia makes it almost impossible to practice psi.  And without practice, psi is generally of very little utility or impact.  This severe difficulty in practice happens because the inability to correctly assess what is real disrupts the essential feedback process in psi practice.  You have to actually know when you are successful to make forward progress.  This appears to be such a severe problem that at present I do not recommend anyone with active schizophrenia attempt to practice psi.  It is likely to just cause more confusion.

If with medication (or future medications not yet developed) one is able to get schizophrenia completely or mostly under control, then practice of psi might be a reasonable and interesting pursuit.  But I would advise against it while symptoms are still active.

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Main Hall / Re: Help
« on: April 28, 2016, 05:59:35 PM »
I've kinda hit a brick wall with electrokinesis. :headwall: I'm practicing every day but since the last power outage I caused it seems that my electrokinetic powers have disabled. Can anyone explain the cause of this? And if you can, can you tell me how I can reenable my powers?

Certainly try the articles Steve linked.  It's unclear from your statement above what you have actually done.  But I can tell you that there is a real phenomenon that occurs after causing some damage where the mind prefers to block off one's ability out of a fear of the self.  When this happens, walking it back and starting again with focusing exercises is the way back.

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Voting Forum / Veritas April Amusement Stewards
« on: March 31, 2016, 09:10:19 PM »
I was informed that turning web pages upside is officially not funny anymore.  Therefore, I propose forming a committee of April Society Stewards to oversee our annual festivities, and this committee can be in charge of forthcoming humor.  Feel free to advocate for your committee selections below.

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Voting Forum / Re: Veritas Logo Design Vote
« on: October 26, 2015, 06:56:41 PM »
The majority has spoken, and has resoundingly announced that it is indecisive.

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Hello and Goodbye / Re: Hello All!
« on: October 22, 2015, 12:00:19 PM »
Hi AndrywVoracity, and welcome.  That's a fine age to learn at if you have the right temperament for it.

On "charging up", this is not particularly important, especially early on, because psi energy can be created as needed in sufficient quantities for intro exercises.  Every psi action can be thought of as a combination of intent, energy, and actualization.  It requires a lot more focus at the beginning on forming a clear intent and a proper actualization, since ambient energy is typically sufficient.

If you want to do something large, then you'll need to accumulate enough energy to accomplish it.  But the hard part there is learning how to control that quantity of energy.  Once it can be controlled, it can be accumulated pretty easily.

To get started, I recommend following through the progression of this course.

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Questions & Suggestions / Re: New forum design
« on: October 19, 2015, 05:59:53 PM »

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Voting Forum / Veritas Logo Design Vote
« on: October 19, 2015, 05:58:49 PM »
You may vote yes or no for each.  The winning selection is the one with the most yes votes.

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Questions & Suggestions / Re: New forum design
« on: October 11, 2015, 07:25:31 AM »
Anyone else?

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Psionics / Re: Help with developing awareness of soul.
« on: October 10, 2015, 02:57:34 PM »
Initially I thought I would be able learn energy manipulation and construct creation before the new year but now I realized that I was foolishly optimistic.  I would be thrilled if I could get that far before summer starts.  The problem is that I come home every day drained mentally and don't necessarily put in 100% into the practice.  I wonder how different supplements effect psi performance.  I'm seriously considering getting caffeine pills or something to help me get through the day.  Does caffeine interfere with psi in anyway.

Anything that disrupts your ability to get into a good starting state of mind will disrupt the efficiency of your practice.  Once you're there though, physical substances are not part of the process.  I think it's pretty nice to start the day with a cup of black tea.  This has caffeine, but due to the other contents of the tea is a little less jarring on the body than straight caffeine pills or coffee.

This question is pretty theoretical for the foreseeable future. How do future selections add together?  If a psion makes a similar future selection every week that is at x level of potency and he does it for 6 weeks does that mean that the event has a 6x "chance" of happening.  What if you create a construct that continuously performs future selection every second?  Does that mean the event will be 3628800 times closer to happening.

The can certainly combine, yes.  But it is not always straight addition.  Sometimes future selections conflict.  Sometimes they partially support and partially contradict.  And other times they combine even better than addition.  For example, imagine on Monday you try to future select a light bulb in the ceiling of a shack to illuminate on Saturday.  Then on Tuesday you try to future select the light switch to flip to on, on Saturday.  Then on Wednesday you future select for someone to arrive on Saturday and turn on the generator that powers the shack.  Then on Thursday you future select someone to inspect the light bulb and make sure it's still okay.  Then on Friday you try to reinforce your future selection from Monday to make a light bulb in the ceiling illuminate.  The work described on Tuesday through Thursday are targeting what I call nexus points.  If you set a complicated goal, and then identify critical nexus points that can help that complicated goal happen and work directly on those, then you can shape an easy path of changes which overcomes some of the difficulty in shifting a complicated goal into reality.

As for combinations of effort from constructs, see the comment I made here on the construct dynamics article.

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