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Old 01-07-2018, 01:59 AM
sentient sentient is offline
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Originally Posted by sentient
‘Assemblage Point of Awareness’ primarily became lodged/centered/assembled in the all-inclusive Collective Space rather than in the separate self-identity.
Expanding on that a little bit.

In the totemic Aboriginal worldview:
Identifying with 'something other' than one's physically manifested persona allows a person the opportunity to transcend ordinary reality in an act of union (of physical and transcendental dimensions/realities). From Aboriginal point of view not to have a double or shadow in the world is seen to be condemned to an inferior existence governed by physical sense realities only. The Totemic "double" thus acts as an "intermediary" between physical and other; - transcendental/spatial dimensions.

Somewhat similarly in ‘our’ animist worldview the real self is not identified as being the physically manifested persona, the ‘me/I’, but is understood to be the soul named “ies” (the “Self” or the “Shadow Soul” or the “Shadow Deity” or the "Suoje-Protector", a soul which has also been called the “free-soul” as it is the soul part that leaves the body after death appearing as a ghost - or the soul part - the living can project ahead of themselves and can be seen, heard or felt by others as a person’s “doppelgänger”.

From the reference point of "ies - the real self" - the physically manifested persona is more like a hollow/empty, holographic extension.

It is this "ies" soul which is also the "intermediary" between physical and other; - transcendental/spatial dimensions.
I.e. “ies” is the sounding board to experience the “world” on the more “energetic terms” or “other dimensional” terms.
After all, we do not only live in the “Middle World” but the “Below World” and the “Upper World” do intersect or overlap.
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Old 01-07-2018, 03:09 PM
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In the ‘Unified Field’ perfection already exists.[/quote]

Precisely my thoughts as well. The universe as a whole requires stasis and dynamics at the same time to be truly functional. As Above, So Below.
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Old 11-09-2018, 03:41 AM
BigJohn BigJohn is offline
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Northern Seeker, I to find it hard to find somebody that is in to animism.

I wish more people would look at the subject.
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Old 24-11-2018, 05:16 AM
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When I lived is Asia, the belief was common. In the West, you hear "What?"
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Old 24-11-2018, 03:32 PM
Altair Altair is offline
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Originally Posted by Northern Seeker
* I’m assuming here that we might never truly know what it means to be an ant, or a bat, or whether a fern has any kind of consciousness. But I would suggest that it costs nothing to give them the benefit of the doubt, and we have much to gain in perceiving, for example, a forest as a wondrous glade full of incredible beings shaping their collective destinies rather than as a soulless geography of bio-machines simply executing their mechanistic programming.
Hi Northern Seeker.. A wonderful thought.. thanks for sharing it here! I'm quite appalled by the dominant productivist mindset as well.
As for why 'animism' isn't mentioned.. it's probably because animism can already be part of pantheistic and polytheistic belief systems.
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