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  1. Dilmun, the Land of the Living, the "place where the sun rises" said to be the paradise of the sumerian gods, was originally a barren plain where "the waters rose not high". The sun god Utu is commanded by Enki to draw water from the earth, transforming Dilmun into a "heavenly abode". Water ascending from earth, fire descending, a possible link to alchemy? Ninhursag, the mother goddess, sprouted eight plants/fruits, whereupon Enki, convinced by his messenger Isimud to eat them, angers Ninhursag who pronounces the curse of death on him. The mother goddess is eventually convinced by a fox to heal the 'dying' water god and creates eight healing deities corresponding to the eight organs of 'Enki which ached' The Eight Immortals perhaps? https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjGrZru4cvmAhXjnFwKHZmvAdUQFjAAegQIAhAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Foi.uchicago.edu%2Fsites%2Foi.uchicago.edu%2Ffiles%2Fuploads%2Fshared%2Fdocs%2Fsumerians.pdf&usg=AOvVaw2sI4FP_EahyUYLOwKvifl5
  2. Independently, I do practice kunlun which has Maoshan roots so that is quite interesting. That book sounds pretty cool will check it out. This is sketchy but been thinking that a boundary, permeable under certain conditions e.g communicating with ancestral spirits, may have been weakened with the intent of damaging humans in some way (perhaps their 'ancestral shen'). I wonder if a cultivator or sorcerer, perhaps of anunnaki origin, may have pierced the veil, with the intent of possessing or dysregulating the realm of the living, possibly as an ongoing ritualistic form of 'black magic'. Or maybe just the 'unnatural' outcome of other actions from back then.
  3. The parallels with Hades and Persephone seem strong, aswell as a scorpio /scarab beetle theme regarding the sun. Interestingly under sidereal the sun is currently in scorpio. Would it be in the interests of a force or faction to steer an invasion into the living by gui, perhaps to weaken a boundary for ulterior purposes?
  4. Phosphorus in internal alchemy

    Just came across this: " If it is heated in an atmosphere of inert gas, for example nitrogen or carbon dioxide, it sublimes and the vapour condenses as white phosphorus. If it is heated in a vacuum and the vapour condensed rapidly, violet phosphorus is obtained. "
  5. Phosphorus in internal alchemy

    Interestingly the Purple Court known as tzu-t'ang is a reference to the 'highest' celestial place, residing at the north direction, also often viewed as purple. The Purple portal said to reside an inch above the spot between the eyebrows permits access to the Purple Hall. Phosphorus / Eosphorus has been likened to venus the morning star/lucifer, an element that literally 'brings forth light' when heated. I'm thinking that once fire is harmonized with water in alchemy, the shimmering light/vapor is released
  6. Was wondering if anyone had info regarding phosphorus as a stage in internal alchemy, similar to mercury/cinnabar or lead in daoist alchemy? Supposedly phosphorus was useful for its 'trapped light'.
  7. The parallels with Hades and Persephone seem strong, aswell as a scorpio /scarab beetle theme regarding the sun. Interestingly under sidereal the sun is currently in scorpio. Would it be in the interests of a force or faction to steer an invasion into the living by gui, perhaps to weaken a boundary for ulterior purposes?
  8. Taomeow, do you have info about the sumerian equivalent of a god of the underworld or a purgatory realm like Diyu?
  9. That was a very nice read, thank you. Interesting that the genes resulting from the chromosome fusion are strongly expressed in areas like the brain and gonads, and I guess by extension the kidneys as well. I suppose the process of immortality and restoring jing would involve 'defusing' these genes, synergising with the organs most prominent in this process
  10. Is 'junk' DNA related to this as well. An unnatural alteration of the human genome?
  11. What was the origin of the civilized faction?
  12. I've heard the sun disk on the wrist is possibly a time traveling device?
  13. Jing to Qi - a Technical Question

    Nice post. What happens to the body once it shifts from the void to creation/white hole?
  14. Does anyone have more information about red phoenix and its different levels?
  15. Hi bums, hope you are all well. I was wondering if this was the mudra for red phoenix in the kunlun system?