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One of the common beliefs is that the little people create distractions to cause mischief. They were believed to be gods by some. One North American Native Tribe believed that they lived in nearby caves. The caves were never entered for fear of disturbing the little people. Another belief is that the little people's purpose is to make humans wonder about their purpose. They were believed to feed off of the brain waves devoted to them and in order to exist they needed a certain amount of thought dedicated to them. They remained mysterious so people would wonder about them.
Originally posted by Watcher of the Watchers
well I'm a Liberian (Libra star sign), so I'm an air sign, very cool, its the sign of the scales, so balance and judgement, seeks piece, so I keep cool, weigh everything up before I jump in, so a high temperament, no.
A high temperament says to me fantasy prone personality, high temperament people tend to be all over the place, they tend to exaggerate as well, I don't tend to like these types of people, Hey I'm an air sign we live in the clouds surrounded by cool air, we don't like to get in a flap.
So for me its a big no, I have a low temperament.
Originally posted by TinFoilDerby
As a libra who’s had several serious relationships of varying intensities with folks of the aries persuasion before; It’s not so much that libra is hot tempered, although it would be unrealistic to say libran tempers don’t flare up like a thunderstorm on occasion; as it is the dynamic of the explosive mixture of aries and libra people. Being on exact opposite sides of the astrological chart, these two are the extremes of just about all they engage in together; good is best and bad is worst. These signs together can explode pretty quickly in any direction. Air feeds fire and fire consumes air. Air can also snuff fire. Both are cardinal signs in their element, which will create friction as both struggles for dominance. It’s not either sign’s fault; it’s simply the nature of the signs together … caution and wisdom is recommended to both dealing with each other.
That said, I wonder if it might have been better left unsaid, lol. No worries here, either.
Not so we can learn "a truth about gods or aliens or [check one]," but so we can learn a truth about people. All the strange glamor of the esoteric experiences aside, they are foremost a study of humanity, of individuals. Without those individuals, there is no study of this field possible. Whether they are treated like liars or lunatics from the skeptical side, or like victims or chosen ones from the believers' side, none of those approaches are conducive to getting unaffected, honest data, none of them are fair to the individual, and none provide an open environment for learning anything new.
For all the theories about "contact," the bottom line is that it is affecting people. In many cases, it is scaring people. In some cases, it is hurting people. From the personal issues of fearing for one's sanity, to the social issues of "coming out of the closet" about the experiences, to the religious beliefs and fears that come into glaring relief, to the psychological issues that are brought out in full force by this, to the physiological symptoms and mind-boggling 'paranormal' side-effects, it can be devastating, particularly when you combine all of those effects simultaneously. This is not improved by wanna-be gurus who will help you remember an invariably lousy experience, any more than it is by scientists and psychologists, our own experts and our best hope, insisting they won't study the subject because "they know there's nothing to study."
If we can't be professional enough objectively, let's at least be compassionate enough personally to look into what can be done to help people deal with the effects of these experiences, whatever their true cause. I'd like to spend less time searching for gods and aliens and more time searching for ourselves. It seems to me that in the quest for understanding our own species, the source of our experience may become more clear.
Originally posted by aboveGoos
But the more recent experiences I've had are such that I, in the middle of sleep, wake up with no capabilities to move, as by restraints, voice muffled, but unlike yours the room was the same. Throughout the experiences I feel sheer terror because I can't alert anyone nor move anything, and because (kindly disregard the term if there's a better one) I can sense a presence, just outside the line of sight. What I can hear is a screeching sound of unknown origin, and then shortly thereafter I wake up. Usually covered in sweat.