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Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
Very interesting thought provoking thread you obnoxious moron.
in the story "Needful Things" by Stephen King, the evil character was defeated in the end by someone learning and speaking his true name. it was said that by being able to speak the name of a person, you are able to assume total control over them. what is this "true name"?
It' would seem that maybe this is also something that needs to be over came.
Originally posted by tgidkp
reply to post by Greensage
are you saying, then, that the "name" as the essential nature of the being must remain a fantasy?
that the true self can never manifest itself completely into reality? it must always remain unknown?
that is an interesting interpretation. thanks!
Originally posted by shamus78
reply to post by tgidkp
As several people here mentioned, knowing and using a 'true name' on a person, animal, 'demon' ... anything really, you can possibly gain power over it. Also when you know your own true name, then it also works really well to create power inside you and can be used in lots of different ways.