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June 11, 2017, 06:11:22 AM
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Now I wonder why this is?

July 17, 2017, 09:12:20 PM
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July 19, 2017, 12:57:17 PM
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And felicitations to you AC, nobody else on here wants to talk to me!

August 11, 2017, 06:28:55 AM
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I also wonder why this dynamic, exciting forum has lost so much impetus?  It is clearly our (members) fault. . . including mine,    :redface: as I withdrew from interaction for a few years.  There is so much wisdom here, & so many well written articles,  but many threads are old. 

August 11, 2017, 11:18:42 PM
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What a sad waste , Rayn - you have made so many deep, insightful posts. . . I do hope you reconsider!

September 09, 2017, 07:44:54 PM
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Message boards in general are a dying medium, this place in particular lost momentum a long time ago as older members moved onto other interests and weren't replaced by newer members. All of the drama didn't help.

September 10, 2017, 07:13:12 PM
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I think this whole situation is sort of sad.  I found this board right after it became less active so there was no one really to talk to.  I like going back and looking at the archived posts; some of them are really interesting.  If anyone knows any other good board for metaphysics/psi let me know.  Most of what I could find was woo.  :(

September 12, 2017, 06:31:31 AM
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Ever since psipog died the OEC's as a whole started to die down after that. I feel like it had something to do with it. Psipog always brought newbies into the scene. People are getting older though and just have totally different lives.. I don't even practice psi anymore hardly I just meditate.

September 14, 2017, 06:27:40 AM
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The occult communities need to die. There is no truth in the subject. Its a clever lie that people desperate for meaning in their lives attach themselves to. Its a waste of time, such a terrible waste of time and life. Regrettable really.

September 14, 2017, 06:37:40 AM
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The occult communities need to die. There is no truth in the subject. Its a clever lie that people desperate for meaning in their lives attach themselves to. Its a waste of time, such a terrible waste of time and life. Regrettable really.

It depends on what you do. If you pursue the "fairy stuff of legends", sure you will be dissatisfied in the end.

With that said, there is a certain merit in occult practices and in the history of mankind. Grimoires are a perfect representation of the mind of our ancestors as these books promise what they wanted to achieve in life, how to better understand the mind of the man than through his desires?

Unfortunately occultism is a little bit too broad discipline and yes, a lot of BS is contained within and despite that Psionics wanted to begin with a clean shield, they are guilty of the same problem.

September 14, 2017, 12:01:13 PM
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The occult communities need to die. There is no truth in the subject. Its a clever lie that people desperate for meaning in their lives attach themselves to. Its a waste of time, such a terrible waste of time and life. Regrettable really.

It depends on what you do. If you pursue the "fairy stuff of legends", sure you will be dissatisfied in the end.

With that said, there is a certain merit in occult practices and in the history of mankind. Grimoires are a perfect representation of the mind of our ancestors as these books promise what they wanted to achieve in life, how to better understand the mind of the man than through his desires?

Unfortunately occultism is a little bit too broad discipline and yes, a lot of BS is contained within and despite that Psionics wanted to begin with a clean shield, they are guilty of the same problem.
The only true way I know to create a change in accordance to my will is to set a goal, create a plan, and act. You strip the religious aspects from magick, you're left with a collection of self help techniques. Too many idiots waste their time chasing "super powers", psionics is the worst and the law of attraction crowd is just lazy.

September 14, 2017, 12:32:47 PM
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The occult communities need to die. There is no truth in the subject. Its a clever lie that people desperate for meaning in their lives attach themselves to. Its a waste of time, such a terrible waste of time and life. Regrettable really.

It depends on what you do. If you pursue the "fairy stuff of legends", sure you will be dissatisfied in the end.

With that said, there is a certain merit in occult practices and in the history of mankind. Grimoires are a perfect representation of the mind of our ancestors as these books promise what they wanted to achieve in life, how to better understand the mind of the man than through his desires?

Unfortunately occultism is a little bit too broad discipline and yes, a lot of BS is contained within and despite that Psionics wanted to begin with a clean shield, they are guilty of the same problem.
The only true way I know to create a change in accordance to my will is to set a goal, create a plan, and act. You strip the religious aspects from magick, you're left with a collection of self help techniques. Too many idiots waste their time chasing "super powers", psionics is the worst and the law of attraction crowd is just lazy.

I wouldn't say it is necessarily true with the self-help stuff, I did experience a lot of weird stuff along the years and an actual face to face communication with spirits was one of them. The thing is that it is usually hard to say what is an actual objective experience and what is just a coincidence or induced hallucination.

On the other side, being able to induce life-like hallucinations is cool, too.

September 14, 2017, 12:59:17 PM
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The self-induced stuff sure. But everything else "mystical" is bullshit. Too many people drunk off the dopamine ghost.

September 14, 2017, 01:24:30 PM
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The self-induced stuff sure. But everything else "mystical" is bullshit. Too many people drunk off the dopamine ghost.

Think of it that way, most people live boring mundane life. A little bit of wonder here and there can really bring the happiness meter up a lot.

September 14, 2017, 02:35:04 PM
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In the long run what's the point. You get a shot of those feel good chemicals and then you to chase that ghost again and again.

If you want me to tell you the truth. I regret becoming an occultist. I got nothing out of it. Not really. It was a waste of my life. But who gives a flying fuck. People waste their lives on a lot of things. Everything is meaningless anyway and when we die game over. So no matter how much you aspire to be a grand sorcerer it's ultimately futile.