intelligent entities

WORKING WITH APHRODITE

Here are my experiences with working with Aphrodite (specifically, although these can likely be applied to most, if not all deity) These are exclusively my own individual experiences and by no means the rules or structure.

✩ Your altar to her should reflect the type of beauty you wish to radiate, On my altar I have a statue of her sitting on a platform to help raise her as the focal point, surrounded with dried roses, honeysuckle, jasmine and hibiscus flowers. fresh flowers are fantastic but not always financially permitting, unless you grow them or have access to them I don’t believe it is essential to always have fresh flowers, however I will touch base on this later on. My altar also includes rose quartz chunks and various sea shells.

✩ I began my relationship with her the same as I would an acquaintance, I don’t believe you would ever approach someone in reality and immediately ask them for a favor without knowing them, the same goes for deity. You should build a relationship, shes an intelligent entity, she knows you want something from her so by making it clear from the get go, you will likely see better results (you scratch my back I scratch yours kind of logic)

✩ Sitting down in front of her altar and talking to her as if she was your friend really helps improve the relationship, sure it sounds crazy sitting in your room chatting to a statue or a photo of her, but this helps immensely. I would come home from a long day and chat for about 20 minutes - “I hope your day was well, I did this and that…” 

✩ if you see a pretty flower or crystal whilst you are out and about, bring it home and set it out as an offering, stating that this is a gift for her. The same goes for lighting a candle, I would make an effort to at least twice a week set a candle on her altar and as I lit it, would announce “I light this candle in your honor”. The goal is to make her apart of your life as much as you can, within reason.

✩ Look for any signs, for example, recently I went for a walk up to the forest, which is known for its dense bush, with ferns and tall trees and lots of greenery, upon meditating I asked if she could send me a blessing, as I walked off I was inclined to leave the beaten path and explore the woods, I followed the deer tracks through the dense woods, and found, to my surprise 3-4 large pink rose bushes! (the birds must’ve carried the seeds) The love that was radiating from them made me feel incredible!  This was my definite sign she was listening, as she is commonly associated with roses and they are never found in the wild where I live.

✩ If you notice things starting to go well in your life, in regards to feeling better about yourself, having more people look you over, improved relationships with loved ones or even more messages on the dating app you use, as opposed to normal. take it upon yourself to purchase fresh flowers, place in a vase on her altar as an offering of thanks, of course this can be costly, but I have noticed that if you practice the art of giving, especially with Aphrodite, you continue to gain her favor and hopefully a life long working relationship with her.

Aphrodite is an incredibly loving and forgiving energy, she is easy to work with so long as you show your thanks and trust her.

I hope this helps some people in where to start, there is no right or wrong way, and often just offering what you have will be enough. I wish you all the best of luck! 

on bees as dragons

I had a dream that there was this world/ fantasy realm where bee colonies were….. kind of like dragons? Like they were these massive, dangerous, intelligent entities that humans viewed with fear and awe.

My character had just joined a (human) army that was defending against encroaching neighboring countries/powers and also some kind of monsters that kept attacking. Some people with special training and some natural ability could learn to semi-psychically commune with and manage a bee colony for war purposes (I think mostly scouting, maybe some gathering and building– they were super deadly in a fight, but this action had to be thougtfully rationed because bees die when they sting and that big chunk of the colony is gonna need replacing and re-growing.)  Think kind of a dragon-riders of Pern thing, where new colonies were paired long-term with specific handlers that connected well with them.

Oh, also every colony had a queen (which was the central point the humans communed with), and they were these long-lived, potentially ancient creatures about the size of a human hand. Colonies could also have splinters, sort of sub-components or factions produced by lesser reproductive queens and these were still considered part of the main colony.  (This was useful for sending wings of a colony out with armies, and also how most colonies were originally obtained– rear some wild-caught hive splinters until they produce a queen-daughter.)

My character (who was kind of an Alice in Wonderland in terms of not knowing anything about the world) wound up sort of befriending/bonding/being adopted by a wild colony. The character had released some of the colony’s captured splinter queens? (Or maybe daughter queens of the splinters. I think colonies weren’t particularly protective of splinters since that was more like “oh, lost something that will grow back”.).

Anyways, character has a bunch of weird dreams and feelings, and finally followed the mental urging out into the super dangerous wilds in the middle of the super dangerous night (I guess more monsters and enemy soldiers around then?) to the home and heart of a super-dangerous wild colony of bees that was curious about this helpful human.

Bee colonies turned out to be a little more intelligent (albeit still alien and dangerous) than popular wisdom held (easy to happen since only a very very tiny fraction of humans could ever commune directly with one, and their reports were mostly viewed as romanticized).  Also, character began to have severe ethical reservations/suspicions about how the army’s (usually human-reared) colonies were kept. (Depended on the colony/handler but the queen’s hind wings were usually clipped and a lot of other measures like smoke and mist systems were in place for if a colony got riled up and out of hand.) 

In particular, after having talked a lot with the wild colony, when my character then interacted/superficially communed some with an army colony, this seemed to establish some kind of connection or transmit some new information/ideas that made that colony go super rebellious.  (Also their handler was a jerk, so….)  Even though their queen couldn’t leave, she/they tried to send some splinters away w/o orders but they were settled/contained by the handler and her team.

Dream ended with my character working with one of their superior officers to (a bit under the official radar) begin tentatively approaching and trying to form some alliances with wild bee colonies.

A Treatise on the Nature of the Planeswalkers

I’ve talked at length now about The Nature of Planeswalking and The Nature of the Planeswalker Spark. But what about the Planeswalkers themselves? Are you confused as to what the differences are? Let me clarify. 

The Nature Planeswalking” = A study of swimming. A study on driving itself as an action.

The Nature of the Planeswalker Spark”= A study on the water itself. A study on the car.

“The Nature of Planeswalkers” = A study on the swimmers. A study on the drivers of the vehicles.

This article is about the final and third part of this study. In here, I will talk about who the planeswalkers are and what makes them special. 

As always, this Treatise is founded upon the collection of knowledge from years of studying the source material and through a look at the story telling itself. I ask myself, if I were telling this story, how would I do it? What explanation could I propose that would withstand all the exceptions and possible criticisms? This article takes my findings and presents them.

Gather` Round! It’s Story Telling Time!

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Mari Ruti on love and desire

[Excerpt from Chapter 7 of The Summons of Love]

The Bedrock of Desire

I have already proposed that there are lovers who stand out from the rest because we experience them as so irreplaceable that even a definitive parting of ways does not entirely banish their imprint. The reason for this is that such lovers touch what I would like to call the “bedrock” of our desire. This bedrock is the deepest kernel of our being, articulating what is most archaic, least socialized (and therefore most idiosyncratic) about us, particularly about our ways of seeking satisfaction in the world. As a consequence, whenever a lover manages to awaken this kernel, he or she almost by definition cuts into unconscious layers of our interiority that are absolutely fundamental to our being yet also a little mysterious—shrouded, as they are, in the impenetrable mists of our prehistory. More specifically, such a lover activates currents of desire that are so essential to our sense of self that we would not recognize ourselves without them.

In chapter 1 I mentioned that although we may, across the span of our lives, meet numerous people who pique our curiosity, there are usually only a few who raise our passion to a feverish pitch. Those who do are the ones who—often unintentionally and without being fully aware of their power—brush against the bedrock of our desire. They stir our desire on such a primary level that we sense that our destiny is inextricably intertwined with theirs. This is how we sometimes come to feel that certain people are “fated” for us—that we do not have a choice but to respect the thrust of our desire even when this desire gets us in trouble.

The famous French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan explains that whenever this happens, our lover comes to coincide with what Freud already called “the Thing”: the unnameable object of desire that we incessantly circle but can never attain. This Thing, in Lacan’s rendering, is a fantasy object that we imagine having lost and that we therefore spend our entire lifetimes trying to refind. It connects us to our first objects of desire (usually our parents) so that when we meet its echo in another person, we tend to feel the agitation that Plato linked to the transcendent yearnings of the soul; we tend to feel as if we were in the presence of something unfathomably valuable. Indeed, there is nothing in the world that incites our desire as forcefully as a lover who seems to reincarnate the Thing. However, because the Thing is a fantasy object rather than something that we once actually had (and then lost), we can never recover it in any decisive sense. We can only ever move toward it in an imaginary way.

Our inchoate sense of having lost the Thing makes us feel that we have been deprived of existential fullness. Arguably, this is precisely what gives rise to the human condition of lack that I talked about earlier in this book. At that point I emphasized that, contrary to what might at first appear, this primordial malaise is productive because it induces us to pursue various forms of secondary satisfaction. Lacan’s analysis of the Thing augments this insight by revealing that the trajectory of our pursuit is by no means random but consists of a very specific configuration of passion in that the shape of our desire corresponds to the shape of the loss we infer having endured. It is because the Thing for which we seek substitutes spawns a very particular nexus of fantasies that only a precious few of the objects that we chance upon manage to satisfy or engage us. We are constantly, and sometimes quite compulsively, on a lookout for the exceptional object that, we believe, can make us whole. As a consequence, we fall in love when the object we find appears to fit into, and even to seal, the void within our being; we fall in love when we (unconsciously) sense that we have discovered a little piece of the Thing. In this manner, even when we are unable to identify what it is that we are searching for—even when we cannot explain the “why” of our yearning—the Thing as an unconscious object of longing gives us the treasure map of our desire.

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anonymous asked:

Have you ever met corrupted crank?

“Ethan’s dark Figment, if I recall correctly.”

Dark sighed and leaned himself back, placing one of his glistening black boots against the edge of his desk, but taking extra care not to smudge the wood or the latex of his clothing.

“Such a sweet lad, even his darker side. He’s newly developed, shy and uncertain. He comes to me for advice when he can, or when he’s confident enough to do so. He’s new and like I was once, so amazed, so excited, so eager to please his host. But perhaps Ethan will treat him better. He seems like a more openly emotional boy, doesn’t he? I wish him the best, and expect him to become a truly intelligent entity… if Anti doesn’t get to him with all his millennial trivial matters first.”

anonymous asked:

What's the difference between entities and spirits? Do you have to take care of entities any different?

Let’s break it down!

There are three groups. Unintelligent and Intelligent Spirits, and Entities.

Unintelligent Spirits

When this entity/creature/animal dies, they become unable to progress further mentally, emotionally, or physically. They cannot learn new skills, feelings, or mental processes. No matter how much you interact with them, a bond will never be created. Most cannot communicate with humanity, and the emotions they DO show, are simply remnants of their personality when they were alive. Most ghosts on those ghost-hunting shows are unintelligent, which is why they barely communicate with the hunters or answer their questions directly. They’re in a permanent loop of their life.

Intelligent Spirits

Intelligent Spirits can learn knew experiences or emotions, but they cannot learn new skills. For instance, if a human died as a lawyer, the spirit cannot help you with your boyfriend or give you advice on meditation. He is only good at money/justice/law related things, and cannot learn beyond that. If an abundance faery dies and becomes a spirit, she cannot help you with your garden unless that was a skill she had before death. They cannot procreate or change their personality, but they can make new relationships and feelings. They are the most abundant, and a majority of sellers only sell spirit vessels, because they are the easiest to work with, and the cheapest in terms of time and ingredients used. They don’t need food or offerings to survive or be happy. They are fairly easy to please.

Entities

These are living things. A faery, djinn, demon, etc. Humans cannot be bonded to vessels, so if you own a human vessel, it’s a spirit of a human and not an entity. Entities can learn new skills, change personalities, develop relationships, and organize feelings. They procreate, grow old, and will eventually die and become a spirit. They live in their own separate realms with communities, where they have specific jobs. Time moves differently in their realms. Days here, is minutes over there or vice versa. Entity vessels tend to be more expensive, as living beings are difficult to bind properly and require more work.

Steven’s Forgotten Dream

So tonight was… much darker than any of us expected. I’m gonna talk about the nature of fusions (which we learned EVEN MORE about tonight!) in another post… but there’s something so much more important I need to discuss.

Something that was seemingly insignificant.

Something that has to be important.

The dream that the SU fandom forgot.

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Vatican’s openness to the existence of UFOs and Extraterrestrial Life!

The Italian theologian Corrado Balducci (pictured ) was a close friend of the Pope and a prelate of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples .

Monsignor Balducci said that extraterrestrial contact is a fact and that there are aliens among us . In 2008, the statements of Balducci were placed in a wider context , when the papal head astronomer José Gabriel Funes said that life cannot be excluded on other planets.

In May 2008, Funes gave an interview to the Vatican’s L’Osservatore Romano newspaper saying that the existence of intelligent extraterrestrials posed no problems to Catholic theology

The Vatican’s openness to discussion of extraterrestrial life is no accident.

It is part of an openness policy secretly adopted by the United Nations in February 2008. In fact, the Vatican is playing a leading role in preparing the world for extraterrestrial disclosure.

The Vatican is also positioning itself to play a major role in such an announcement.

It is known that both Pope John Paul II and Benedict XVI were given secret information about the existence of extra-terrestrial beings during their meetings with USA presidents, and maybe that is why the Vatican appears to be preparing itself to handle the biblical fall-out from the possible public disclosure of the reality of non-earthly intelligent entities.

No doubt, the cultural impact of such an announcement is enormous, not yet the implications of extraterrestrial contact, particularly with a civilization far ahead of humanity technologically.

However, as the nature of extraterrestrial civilizations is unknown and no conclusive contact with any has yet taken place, it is impossible to say what the result of contact would be.

Although, once extraterrestrial contact has been made and resulting from contact with an extraterrestrial civilization, major changes will take place to terrestrial science, technology, religion, politics, and ecosystems.

Much technologies and knowledge is still hiding and waiting to be made public.

For those who still doubt of the existence of extraterrestrial life forms, please take a look at our page UFOs in Ancient History.These ancient (most religious) paintings are absolutely proof of the existence of extraterrestrials.

People from the past drew what they saw and they drew what they knew!

Source: ufosightingshotspot

What I know about Red Vs. Blue from Tumblr

There is a Red team and a Blue team, but they’re not important anymore. (They also may not even exist anymore???)

There are three or four Artificial Intelligence entities that fuck shit up. (Or maybe its the same one that keeps changing?)

A bunch of Hetalia cosplayers seem to be the new stars of the show. They keep killing each other. Some dude named Felix is involved. He is probably the dudebro calling all the cosplayers nerds and beating them up.

Everyone is gay. Just… all of them. Except, oddly enough, the one guy that everyone makes fun of for being gay.

I honestly 100% cannot tell if this “Wash” character has at any point been impaled through the chest with a spear or not.

Caboose is aggressively mentally handicapped and nobody seems to ever question how he managed to join an army and live, nor does anybody seemed at all concerned for his condition.

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Sursday Dev Update: Minatan Civilization. Woo!

Hey

We’ve been pretty busy lately with a number of things. So, let’s do another quick dev update today and keep it rolling again. Today I’d like to tell you about the Minatans aliens, alien storytelling, and what we’ve done in the meantime.

Minamata is a desert planet with steppe, hill, canyon, mountain, but also forest biomes, with flying islands, huge caves and creatures hidden deep below the planet’s surface. Minamata is your first planet, it’s where your story starts, where you develop an understanding of the Proven Lands lore. The first planet is named after a toxical disaster that occurred 1956 in Minamata, a Japanese city. It is where you land first, where your adventure starts.

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anonymous asked:

ARA, seeing as you are an artificial entity/artificial intelligence/android, whichever you prefer, do you require oxygen to function/survive? Would your physical form be able to survive outside of a spacecraft in the vacuum of space, or would you require a spacesuit? Because that would be important during, say, an explosive decompression or similar event.

“Umm..ahah..let’s just say I much prefer the measurable, confined, definite areas of ships and stations to the immeasurable vastness of space. So I don’t like to think of that. But no. I do not require oxygen, while there are organic components to my design, and fluid that functions equal to blood, carrying oxygen, for them, the lack of such would simply put those functions offline. And luckily they aren’t completely necessary. Now keep me inside the airlocks please!”

Our immune system is evolving through trials of use in fighting illnesses and the bombardment of our modern world toxins and that this evolution not only engages the strengthening of the body and it’s T-Cell use but also our emotional intelligence and a higher awareness of our human nature and its original DNA coding as a highly self-reflective and intelligence evolving entity.
—  ― Martha Char Love

when he asked ‘Sooo…what do you do?’ and I answered, “I am a nurse. A swim teacher. and an astrologer” his reply was immediate. “But you seem so intelligent!” I had to laugh because this person, like many others believed that astrology and intelligence were mutually exclusive entities

I wonder what Ptolemy, Kepler, Copernicus, Democritus, Carl Jung, Alexander the Great or even Francois Mitterrand, among many other great thinkers and famous figures would have responded. The list of intelligent people who have shown an interest in astrology is almost as complete as the list as those dead against it. The Oxford Companion of the Mind edited by Richard L. Gregory, notes about astrology that ‘contrary to common sense, it seems to work. the personal characteristics that are supposed to be governed by the ‘sun signs’ often appear to be curiously accurate’

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NEW OFFICIAL SUICIDE SQUAD SYNOPSIS RELEASED 

And here it is-

It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?“

Probably going to get hate for those last few posts I’ve made, I haven’t had time to do the generator theory or reaper bird sprite I wanted to do, so that personal stuff will have to do until I get a break in coursework. If you encounter evidence of a spirit of a child or an intelligent entity with no physical form or controlling the brain of another being, and your first thought is of the questionable legality of fucking it, you probably shouldn’t be in a scientific field.

-a figure appears in the darkness, eyes glowing red-
“Hey are you over 18?”
“INSOLENT MORTAL, I HAVE EXISTED BEFORE THE REALM OF TIME, I AM AGELESS! FEAR MY-
"So is that a yes?… Do I need to use protection or can you not reproduce or spread disease?”
“….ARE….ARE YOU REALLY DOING THIS RIGHT NOW? I AM A DEMON OF PLAGUES AND DESTRUCTION! FEAR MY-”
“Condoms protect against transmitting plagues right? I brought a 6 pack box.”
“I’M…. NOT REALLY COMFORTABLE WITH POSSESSING YOUR BODY IN THAT WAY….”

pvnched-deactivated20150113  asked:

Hello lovely, when I've talked about astrology in front of my parents and some friends they've made fun of me and told me it's all rubbish. So I was wondering if someone were to ask you "Why study astrology?" or "Why believe in astrology?" what would you say? :)

Hey… i hate this… i know… I hardly talk about it anymore around people unless i get to know them well….

i was out the other night and someone asked me ‘Sooo…what do you do?’ and I answered, “I am a nurse. A swim teacher. and an astrologer” his reply was immediate. “But you seem so intelligent!” I had to laugh because this person, like many others believed that astrology and intelligence were mutually exclusive entities

I wonder what Ptolemy, Kepler, Copernicus, Democritus, Carl Jung, Alexander the Great or even Francois Mitterrand, Einstein, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Pythagoras, Shakespeare and Kepler among many other great thinkers and famous figures would have responded. The list of intelligent people who have shown an interest in astrology is almost as complete as the list as those dead against it. The Oxford Companion of the Mind edited by Richard L. Gregory, notes about astrology that ‘contrary to common sense, it seems to work. the personal characteristics that are supposed to be governed by the ‘sun signs’ often appear to be curiously accurate’