Feral

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  1. Trunk was looking for N.A. recordings. This is from the album Sacred Mountains by Louie Gonnie. No synths or junk like that, in fact no instrumental accompaniment at all. I believe a couple of tracks have drums, but this is just a sample, the whole album is good and is the real deal. He has other albums, but a lot of them are peyote songs and have a rapid, sustained drum beat. This one is more meditative, so I prefer it.
  2. Immortality?

    Thanks for all of the replies. I particularly found anshino23's excerpt from the Damo book helpful. I looked up the book and thought it looked very interesting if a bit advanced for my own needs. He also has some youtube talks that seem engaging and easy to follow. Of course, I have my own thoughts on immortality, but I was more interested in a daoist perspective and even then, sources seem to vary widely. Yes, this seems about right. Just another step in the journey and it may get rougher than this sweet earthly existence
  3. Immortality?

    I don't think I understand the concept of "immortality" in Taoism. We're talking about physical immortality if I'm not mistaken? I can't reconcile the idea with the way Nature works. I get longevity, but has there ever been a Taoist that has attained immortality, or is it simply thought of as an ideal. It's a stumbling block for me and I would give loads of appreciation if someone could point me to a reasonable explanation. Thanks
  4. My bad, a mention from Silent Thunder.
  5. Surprised no one has mentioned Robin Williams. Jim Carrey is right there too. Mike Myers, and going back a ways, Gene Wilder.
  6. Passin' Through

    Hi Folks, I keep finding myself returning to this forum so I finally decided that I might as well become a member. I'm not much of a "joiner" of things and I'm a little wary of belief systems in general. I think that's what attracts me to Taoism, at least the philosophical aspect, it seems to encourage finding one's own way rather than simply falling in line. In fact, that's why the forum interests me, there's a lot of intelligent (well, usually) discussion from people of diverse backgrounds, knowledge, and traditions/non-traditions. And...it seems to be fairly active, which is getting to be a rarity in the age of facebook and twitter. So, I'm reluctant to say very much in my very first post. I'm well on in years and a little disappointed in the haphazard way I spent (I musn't say wasted) most of my formative years. I'm pretty sure I know a lot less now than I did 30 years ago, but more importantly, these days I see beauty in simplest things. One thing I have learned is that a good sense of humor can take you far . Thanks for being here TDB, looks like a great place to stop in from time to time.