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originally posted by: TobyFlenderson
a reply to: Martin75
Nice screen captures. The volumes are numbered 1, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, and 14. Do these numbers hold any significance to anyone? Where are the other volumes? For something that appears to be so meticulously planned, this would seem to be intentional.
originally posted by: Ridhya
I found a book about Bruno for anyone interested in reading: Giordano Bruno
Superstitious beliefs abounded among Bruno's fellow-
countrymen ; many of them clung to him through life,
were moulded by him into a place in his philosophy,
and bore fruit in his later teaching and practice of
natural magic. Thus we are told how the spirits of the
earth when the air is pure and calm, become visible to the eye. He himself
had seen them on Beech Hill, and on Laurel Hill, and
they frequently appeared to the inhabitants of these
places, sometimes playing tricks upon them, stealing
and hiding their cattle, but afterwards returning the
property to their stalls.
It was at Nola that Bruno saw what seemed a ball or beam of
fire, but was "really" one of the living beings that
inhabit the ethereal space ; " as it came moving swiftly
in a straight line, it almost touched the roofs of the houses and would have struck the face of Mount Cicala, tounderstand the mind of Bruno, it is necessary toremember the atmosphere of superstition in which he lived as a child.
It was his exoteric philosophy with
which he could carefully drape his philosophy of religion
hostile to the Church, and ride as a hobby horse in his
Even the heroic soul, however, is, as other souls. Soul and on the border line between corporeal and incorporeal nature ; in part it tends to rise towards the upper world, in part inclines towards the lower world. If sense ascends to imagination, imagination to reason, reason to intellect, intellect to mind, then the soul is wholly converted into God, and its dwelling-place is the intelligible world. In the contrary direction descends through conversion to the sensible world, byway of Intellect, reason. Imagination, sense, and the vegative faculty. Mind, (the highest faculty in Bruno's psychology :—the intuitive perception of unity with the supreme ideal world) is oppressed by its conjunc-tion with the more material faculties of the soul; knowing of a higher state to which the soul might rise, it despises the present In favour of the future. If a brute had sense of the difference between its condition and that of man, and between the baseness of its state and the nobility of that of man, to which it did not feel it impossible to rise, it would prefer death which should put It on the way to that state, to life which held It fast in its present one. So the soul, compelled by its loftier thoughts, as if dead to the body, aspires upwards. Although living In the body, it " vegetates " there as dead—Is present in it so far as animation is concerned, but absent from it In its proper action.
Thus the heroic soul, although present in the body, is absent from it with the better part of itself, and unites itself in an indissoluble bond with divine things. It feels neither love nor hatred of mortal things, con-sidering itself too great to be the slave and servant of its body: the latter it regards simply as a prison-house within which Its liberty is closed in ; a snare that holds its wings entangled; a chain that binds its hands; fetters that hold its feet fast; a veil that bewilders Its vision. Yet it Is neither slave, nor captive, nor entangled, nor chained, nor held fast, bound nor blind, for the body cannot tyrannise over it further than itself allows. It has divinity, since the corporeal world and matter are subject to divinity and nature. So it may make itself strong against fortune, magnanimous against injustice, bold In face of poverty, disease, and persecution.*￼
originally posted by: Peserc
I'm brazilian. I'll investigate the case and try to translate the video.
The funny thing is that the man disapeared in Acre, and in here we joke about that state, because its too far away from anything, in the middle of the amazon rainforest. Seems like a good place for ufo activity/abduction.
originally posted by: Guyfriday
a reply to: Frocharocha
OK this sounds like it could be a cool story, or a very elaborate HOAX. I wonder if there will be any pictures of all the pages written on walls and books. Though I have to say that using the phrase "Fullmetal Alchemist transmutation circle" is very misleading, and a bit of a misdirection. It could be a translation key, thought focus device (a symbol used by some to focus their attention on during meditaion), or maybe something else?
I had to look up what the Fullmetal Alchemist transmutation circle was, and it would appear that it was used as a device that could be used to channel energy from one world to another in order to transmute objects, but could also be used to transverse between one world and another (at least that's what I was told, but it's Japanese Anime so it could be anything)
All in all, sounds cool. Any info on the person that wrote all this, and any possible criminal activities in the area that could explain his disappearance?
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