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  1. "CHI KUNG" for health

    Welcome @imanamvet66 👋
  2. Hi

    WeLCoME @BraiNdEAdEnigMA 😆👋
  3. Good Day seniors

    Welcome @Newbee 👋
  4. Continuation

    OK, finally caught up with latest posts since the weekend. 📖 Y'all, I'm missing the intricate details of previous dramas around this, but as far as this recent flare-up, I'm mostly seeing this thing from @MildMouse23 perspective. His stated preference is a complete moratorium on all Mo Pai conversations here. But somehow he's being accused of the opposite? My spidey sense says this may be part of a recurring crash against a long history of ideological anti-secrecy here. If true, I hope we can drop that. Secrets are fine and part of many traditions. Why not we simply let members contribute what they can and are comfortable sharing, and if someone says "I can't share more than this", we respect that and not press it? If the problem truly is that Mo Pai members dependably engage in a spam-level pattern of posting grandiose assertions in multiple topics and respond "I can't share more" when pressed for any specifics — well, if someone can make a real case for this, then let's just actually ban Mo Pai conversation. It's what Mo Pai members state they want anyway, apparently. Frankly though, I suspect this might be more on "us" then "them". We have an unfortunate reputation of being a fairly hostile and interrogative forum. Can we agree that this forum has not been the friendliest space to open up and discuss nuance, right? 😿 Look, I'm obviously game to collaborate with y'all on being downright cruel to alt-lite/right proto-fascists. LOL. 😆 But can we try harder to be kind and respectful to people that seem to be acting in relatively good faith? Peace, Sean
  5. About Microanimism

    Fascinating 🔬 Via "About Microanimism " —
  6. I am obsessed with this M83 album right now.
  7. Continuation

    So is the root of the irritation maybe the sense that Mo Pai members are somehow passive-aggressively lobbing strong and/or controversial assertions but then refusing to engage in further conversation? Sean
  8. Continuation

    But providing proof for statements isn't at all a requirement for participation here? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Sincerely, what's the problem with us simply allowing members to contribute what they can without breaking vows, even if we find their ratio of assertion to proof annoying? Sean
  9. Continuation

    Despite the original title, was the OP a personal attack? It seems sincere to me but maybe I'm missing subtext? @Earl Grey did you feel attacked? Is it possible that members involved with Mo Pai simultaneously: Are not at liberty to discuss details of the practice Want to prevent egregious misunderstandings And that this explains their behavior and is not actually a big deal? Sean
  10. Continuation

    What is the "explain it like I'm 5" contention in this topic? I'm confused as to what's causing the escalation. Is this 7 pages about the pros/cons of learning from self-study of multimedia materials vs. in person? Is it about secrecy in traditions being inherently wrong somehow? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Sean
  11. Reveal Weird Stuff About Yourself Thread

    Oooohh The Master and Margarita! 👏❤️ Sean
  12. Reveal Weird Stuff About Yourself Thread

    I thought this topic was a safe space, free of lavender-aversion shaming?
  13. Reveal Weird Stuff About Yourself Thread

    I have an intense, visceral disgust of lavender. I'm not "smell-sensitive" in any other way. I can tolerate all manner of dank cheese, pungent fish, fragrant smoke, any other plant oil I've encountered, etc. I just can't stand lavender. Which sucks because hippies love putting that shit in everything now. 😤 Sean
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  15. Greetings my fellow Magick Beings

    Holy Daimon does look intriguing. I picked up: The Red Goddess Lucifer: Princeps Apocalyptic Witchcraft The Brazen Vessel All by Peter Grey, except the last which is also by Alkistis Dimech. I'm almost finished Red Goddess. Enjoying it overall. Definitely renewing my interest in Babalon. Peter's tone is interesting. I feel like he's kind of low-key ranting at me in a bar, which is fine, but also maybe that I'm missing some backstory and British cultural context. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ BTW - I watched your recent YouTube video on the Tarot and the Hermetic Qabalah. Good work. ✨ Sean
  16. Hi!

    Welcome @Graham7 👋
  17. What are you listening to?

    Fuck, I wasn't ready for this today. 💔😢 Rest in peace Daniel Johnston. 😭 My wedding song:
  18. Chat Room?

    I removed the link in the header but the Slack group still exists. I've also been considering shuttering the Slack chat though. Would that devastate anyone? Sean
  19. My take is that there's not really a right/wrong place for "gendered" cultivation topics. The Grotto is open to all members and the gender-specific gardens are just there for some extra privacy, for anyone who is wanting that. Sean
  20. EDIT: Revised based on suggestions. You can see latest along with revision history here: I'd like to simplify the forums a bit. The biggest change I'm wanting is to merge Daoist Discussion and General Discussion, along with many of the subforums. Given the nonsectarian roots of this space, I've never been super stoked on the compartmentalization of e.g. Buddhist vs Hindu, etc. etc. It's also a can of worms because we're certainly excluding innumerable traditions. My feeling is that merging a bunch of these separate forums into one big, weird "Discussions On The Way" simpler, flatter forums will promote more cross-pollination between us. Anyway, here's a quick rough draft of what I'm imagining the new forum/subforum structure to be. THE COURTYARD - Welcome! (merges Welcome and Newcomer Corner) - Discussions On The Way (previously Daoist Discussion) - 道家学说 - Textual Studies (merges Daodejing, Zhuangzi, etc.) - Vast High Weirdness (😆 still working on this name, previously General Discussion. The word "general" just feels so boring.) - The Rabbit Hole (merges "The Rabbit Hole", "Off Grid". Basically an off topic forum to talk about whatever, but not an "anything goes") - Meta-Talk (merges Forum and Tech Support, Moderation Logs, Rules and Use) PRIVATE GARDENS - Group Studies - Personal Practice (still has everyone's private subforums under this) - Gender Gardens - Nonbinary (for nonbinary, gender questioning and intersex) - Women (for women and female identified) - Men (for men and male identified) - Interviews - Lending Library - Local Meetups and Events (merges Local Meetups and Upcoming Events) Please discuss, definitely want to hear your feedback, concerns, any subforums you think should still be separate for whatever reason, etc. etc. Sean
  21. Just gave access to Men's private subforum to y'all: @Learner @Akos @William. @LotusKing Sean