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Originally posted by FollowTheWhiteRabbit
I'm a Christian mystic that verges into Gnosticism, Hermeticism, and Neoplatonism (without getting too deep into it), and as such, I believe it is fundamental to the obtainment of wisdom, which is a Godly venture, to read and listen to people from a wide range of belief systems. Religions, philosophies, magick system, things of this nature. I don't agree with, say, necromancy, but I will certainly learn about it. But I am fortified in heart and soul, and no evil can touch me (Psalm 23).
I have a large library of various books on the aforementioned subjects. There's a torrent somewhere with something called the "Library of Babylon" (I think). Anyways, it has hundreds of books on the occult. I'm not promoting anything that they teach (as the library also includes a few antisemitic, racist, and downright Satanic literature), just so you don't get the wrong idea.
My philosophy is: If you're going to discuss Islam, you need to read the Quran from cover to cover. If you're going to discuss Buddhism, the Pali Canon or other sutras. Hinduism, the Bhagavad Gita. Otherwise you're just blowing smoke out of your rear, speaking a great deal but really saying nothing.edit on 26-4-2013 by FollowTheWhiteRabbit because: (no reason given)