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Explanations of the astral realms. Starving the system. The name of the game is to wake up. Inner Earth and Black Hole Sun. Soul Contracts and the Light Death Trap.
originally posted by: Whatsthisthen
a reply to: amsterdamn87
It can be a lot of work to make sense of this stuff, I know.
One approach is to consider names as something contextual.
I'll give an example from my own experience to illustrate what I mean.
I once got interested in what lays behind the Arthurian Legends. On the surface it looks like someone white-washed something important in history. They would have had their reasons I am sure, but that does not mean I can't go snooping myself.
The Lady of the Lake was central to the Arthurian Legends. She was the link to the fairy realm. Her name was Nimue by some accounts and spelling and even the name itself varies depending on who your talking to.
It is said Nimue taught Merlin most of his magic and that Merlin fell hopelessly in love with her.
There are quite a few locations in Britain that it is said to be THE lake of Arthurian Legend. Multiple places and more then one Lady of the Lake it seems on the surface. Detractors use this, on occassion, to cast Merlin, The Lady of the Lake and The Once and Future King into the "realm of mythology".
Okay. Now let's add something more to this.
How the Nature Beings reproduce themselves.
Nimue was one such Nature Being, and what I say here goes for fairies, wood-nymphs, nature gods and other (nowadays) so-called "mythological" Beings. I've never met a male one before, and they are all feminine to the best of my knowledge by the way.
When a Nature Being tires of (fairy) life, she will divide her self into six or so child versions of herself and then mom, in their own words; "steps back".
The child versions are identical in every way to mom except they are new and full of innocence, yet also have the memories of all their ancestors in their lineage.
From that moment of inception the children experience (fairy) life independently and grow as individuals yet also retain the ancestral presence.
Hint: compare mitosis and mieosis in biology.
Mitosis definition: a type of cell division that results in two daughter cells each having the same number and kind of chromosomes as the parent nucleus, typical of ordinary tissue growth.
Meiosis definition: The form of cell division that creates gametes, or sex cells (eggs or sperm) is called meiosis. It is a special form of reproduction that results in four next-generation cells, rather than just two, from each cell.
Nimue has sisters and a mother, a grand mother and so on. Nor do they ordinarily die; they "step back".
"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" -- from Romeo and Juliet.
What I'm sorta saying here is that there is more then one Nimue and the name Nimue is used contextually and not necessarily individually. So if a Being introduces herself as Nimue, I think of The Lady of the Lake and that gives us context within which to relate together.
So too, the name Athene can be seen contextually. But that does not necessarily mean that THAT particular Being is THE Athene. It does mean that the Being is probably of the hierarchy of Athene though. Nature Beings don't lie, humans make assumptions.
Anyway, I didn't mean to waffle on and what I have written is just to help with understanding the fairy-folk. Standing beside every fairy are her sisters, and standing behind every fairy are her ancestors; her hierarchy.
It is a trivial thing for fairy-folk to make use of crystals by the way.