reply to post by boondock-saint
Give Twelve Monkey's a good watch again Boondock! That came up recently on one of the rare occasions I watch tv, and I think it's relevant in a few
ways. From the aspects of mental institutions, to dealing with a totalitarian society, to the same over-concerns we (in general) have towards our
modern society. In a way I'm amazed it was allowed to be released.
Before you consider me a culture junkie, lost in westernization, let me assure you I'm not. I do find it sound and McGyverish to take what it has
to offer and apply it advantageously.
Here is a link on the sphere mentioned earlier.
Mr. D mentioned something similar to Psionics, from D&D (yes, which I played as a teenager for a while), which outlined the many various powers and
devotions a psionically-gifted character could learn and practice. I will say on a little, because the Psionics Handbook was a source of many
fascinating hours for me.
Please consider the telepathic defence modes, as to immediate relevance.
Mind Blank - Mind blank attempts to hide the psionicist’s mind from attack, making its parts unidentifiable. This renders him effectively immune to
attempts to charm or dominate him.
Mental Barrier - Mental barrier is a carefully built wall of thought repetition which exposes only one small portion of the mind at a time.
Thought Shield - Thought shield clouds the mind so as to hide first one part, then another. It renders the psionicist immune to stunning, dazing, and
Intellect Fortress - Intellect fortress calls forth the powers of the ego and superego to stop attacks on the mind. Unlike most telepathic defenses,
it has a radius beyond the psionicist’s mind, offering protection to all friendly minds within that radius.
Tower of Iron Will - Tower of iron will relies upon the superego to build an unassailable haven for the brain.
This page is worth a scan, if you're interested.
I'll tie these thoughts to this recent thread.
The Psychic Children Of China - UNBELIEVABLE!
God helps those who help themselves, as the saying goes. It's only a matter of putting thanks in the right place, as in, back in His hands
being said, assuredly there is more to our minds than we are ever taught, and it's up to us to figure it out ourselves. Convincing people to drop
their violence card is the first step to peace, otherwise we waste our time defending our minds and our moods from angers which are symptomic of
behaviour that has become chronic in some people. The effects some may have on each other, even at a distance, is sometimes surprising to me. Besides
our times of trial, I know we can be granted great peace of mind and renewal. Keep praying about it bro
[edit on 11-8-2010 by Northwarden]