The Dao Bums
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


1 Follower

About Nungali

  • Rank
    Reverse geyser

Recent Profile Visitors

8,509 profile views
  1. Is gendao worth having on this forum?

    A kilt ? You look a bit Scottish ? What is worn under your kilt though ?
  2. INFERNO !

    Bushfire threatens Canberra airport , but it seems to be under control now Water bomber jet down ! One of the big ones - MIA dont know much yet . Australian wildfires: Water-bomber plane in horror crash as ...
  3. Is gendao worth having on this forum?

    Hey ! No homophobia ! If peeps want to ' bam bum' thats their business !
  4. Is gendao worth having on this forum?

    Nah ... that just means you need a self imposed exile for a while . Bye bye . Here is a twist ; Ban Nungali ! ... now I need an exile from myself
  5. Is gendao worth having on this forum?

    yeah but ....... annoying ! WAIT ! OMG ! Finally ! >>>> thunderous revelation <<<<< ! I just realised how you guys put with your cats !
  6. I just started getting into the geology of Baikal area . fascinating ! But then again, I am a bit of a geonut . - I stayed in a Maori camp on the 'other' side of Lake Taupo, the place parkia (white people) are not supposed to go ... by invite, that is . Its a diff geology than Baikal . The people in town, on the other side , said to leave and come over this side , all the good stuff happens here HA! Those guys ( the Maori on the land on other side ) , took me out on the lake in a jet boat, made me jump in (I didnt want to , I said , I'm gonna 'fall' to the bottom ' ... " get in there ya wuss ! ..... Dont be an eeig * " I'm floating on the surface , looking down , I dont know how far , to the bottom " Arrrghh !I'm gonna fall ! " and they rolling around with laughter , I went 'traditional Maori' duck hunting - with a rat trap , jet boated up the rapids and through near boiling water , etc . Fun ! * An egg is a New Zealand slang word for someone who is acting like a dumbass, clown or an idiot. However it is used as a nicer way of saying such things. A recent Kiwi movie called "Boy" uses this word several times. It also could be used instead of saying dick. "stop being a dick, bro '
  7. I taught at a Steiner school for while . It was GREAT experience . But I cant agree with the second part of the above .... not 'everything '. Thats one good aspect . We did HEAPS of 'hands on' . They adopt other 'obscure' Christian religions and ceremony . Eg . from another tradition ; The PRIEST, issuing from the Tomb, holding the Lance erect with both hands, right over left, against his breast, takes the first three regular steps. He then gives the Lance to the PRIESTESS, and gives the three penal signs. .... The PRIEST makes the five crosses: ☩1 ☩3☩2 on paten and cup; ☩ 4 on paten alone; ☩ 5 on cup alone. here is some info on the roots of the influence on 'Christian Community' ; No, but they still have influence . I was listening to radio interview, man was complaining about what they said to his child , student and himself - My daughter showed me picture she painted and I said 'very Good'. But she said 'teacher said no, it isnt .' So I went to ask the teacher and she explained that the colours where all wrong ... too much brown, they didnt like to use brown as it isnt a pure colour, is associated with this and that (negative) , etc . she went on and one ... I was amazed that she didnt even seem to realise she was talking to a very brown Pakistani ! ... and the 'stuff' they teach the kids about 'history ' .... YES ! Part of the problem is that Steiner was an initiate of a certain tradition . At one stage it was close to the tradition I am an initiate of , so I understand him in a certain way ( eg, a LOT of 'The Theosophy of the Rosicrucian' is insightful and brilliant - in this tradition) . But Anthroposophists - generally are not such initiates , they follow Steiner , they do not attempt to become initiates like he was* . In my tradition we re encouraged to take on new developments and understandings. . . to nurture and develop the tradition , it isnt considered 'static' , its evolving . * Eg. I am at a dinner put on by Anthroposophists (when I worked in BD agriculture) . The focalizer declares (in a put on voice and snobby accent - for some reason ) " Steiner said ; 'The first task of the initiate is to encounter 'the dweller on the threshold ! ' " A guest ; " Oh ! Goodness ! But how does one become an initiate in the first place ." The other gets a look of surprise and (dropping her fake accent and reverts to using her 'Queensland Aussie drawl ' ; " Ahhhh ..... I dunno . " How efen embarrassing ! Another time ; in BD they use prep 501 , made from crushed quartz crystal . I had got a large supply of pure crushed topaz 'sand' . I suggested we could use this ( to use the benefits of topaz for other effects, like they used quartz for its effect). Response ? All of them : But Steiner never said to use topaz . I responded ; yes but what Steiner is explaining is the use of a specific mineral that can give effect in food production .... they all have an influence and use . We can look at all their uses and find the ones that have good agricultural effects and use them for that . - dumb looks all around and ' Steiner didnt say to do that . " Me ; Okay, but Steiner never said to use native casurina as a substitute of equisetum plant, but you do . No answer . But I know the answer .... some Steinerite ' with cred' channelled it ! These people dont even know the tradition Steiner trained in .... they are into Goethe , as Steiner was , but not Agrippa, a major source of Steiner's knowledge . ' Followers' . Lets not forget the addition of modern sciences as well ! For those that scoff at this , they need to remember that incorporation was what made the tradition in the first place , only they used the (now outmoded) science of that time - as you explained above in the bit I bolded. . Indeed . A lot of the symbolism carries over , but what if, for example, you are not Christian ? Thats why I chose another tradition of Rosicrucian ... a more modern one . And, it turns out (after I did a lot of research ) that some of the main pop schools of R+C today evolved spuriously from THIS tradition . Eg, I hold the title 'Sovereign Prince Rose Croix ' in this tradition and it took me many years, 8 initiations , study and integration periods, examinations , etc to get there. Spencer Lewis, who started A.M.O.R.C. ( Ancient { } Mystical Order Rosae Crucis ) broke away and formed his organisation after the first initiation (no where near R+C ! ) in this tradition . Steiner was an initiate of this tradition , while it was still Christian based , and broke off to form his own group based on his teachings and his understandings ... whas valid within this tradition as he had achieved the level of initiation and understanding to be able to do that . But, the world changed , and not all the western world continued to be ruled by Christianity . Anthroposophy ( 'Steinerism' ) is Christian mysticism .
  8. Lust - and what to do about it

    Oh man ! Babies change EVERYTHING ! My distraught neighbour and friend was visiting and lamenting his relationship and GF ... not the same , dont party, dont travel (he is a young Euro , his partner older ). he kept doing it aand I had to smack him out of it ... right between the eyes ; : But you dont have GF anymore ..... you have a mother of your child . You are not a Euro party rager anymore ... you are a farther . Your relation ship of BF : GF is GONE ..... now you are parents ! It can take some years to re stabilise - if it ever does . I dont know what school of gnostic 'tantra' you are practising , but in the schools ( old school, not modern ) I am familiar with , the END of such practices are to bring about more enlightened children into the world - to improve the world . If thats the case , then one's 'cultivation' moves to the next stage , supporting and nurturing your creation . I also know that some traditions lost this 'big picture' and only adopted the personal cultivation practice , without addressing, the often inevitable, conclusions .
  9. Is gendao worth having on this forum?

    Oh, well done . Now another sting with words beginning with the letter 'e ' this time
  10. ... before TM corrects me ... it is actually THE freshwater seal ( the only real one ) The freshwater seals are the species of seals which live exclusively in freshwater bodies. The only true freshwater seal species is the Baikal seal, locally named Nerpa (Нерпа). The others are the subspecies or colonies of regular saltwater seals. So, how the hell did they get in there ? Location map ;
  11. Tha lake even has its own friggin seal ! The Baikal seal, Lake Baikal seal or nerpa (Pusa sibirica), is a species of earless seal endemic to Lake Baikal in Siberia, Wot a place !
  12. Damn ! Then I am having to go research it myself , sounds fascinating . I started a bit , its the deepest continental rift on the earth ! And there are some hot springs there , that is, on the land as well . Now it reminds me even more of Lake Taupo ; not only deep clear water but also hot springs in the area . Lets see now ..... Ooooo yeah ! You even get your own seal butler to deliver drinks and face towels ! Billy the Baikal seal
  13. Solar ? ( ie, solar energy / storage 'revolution' happened after the ' nuclear peak' * . ) *