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originally posted by: Peeple
While the thing that has driven and bitches humans most of all, the question of consciousness is now almost officially a taboo topic.
That's #ing odd, excuse me I'm not buying that we're this brilliant while so super stupid.
originally posted by: KellyPrettyBear
a reply to: NobodySpecial268
I never said that they all wanted to eat 'humans'. Besides, 'souls' are only 'ejecta', a temporary thing that often decays into a 'shade'. All the older cultures viewed it this way. Now, yes, sometimes 'souls' are hoovered up by a faction, human or non-human. Some 'souls' on Earth probably originated from elsewhere in the Universe even. But un any case, it's a temporary thing. There are various models of interaction; yes, being consumed is one of them; having a symbiosis is another, or just being left alone.
I know this all sounds 'crazy'. But it's the sort of thing you learn if you study esoteric history or have personal experience.
The idea behind human's infection, for the part that I've thought about, comes from prior posts of KPB in the thread.
It reminded me of these myths about demigods, or nephilim and how they were generally seen as impure or unworthy to be considered "full-fledge" gods.
So I tried to make a connection between impurity and the process between humans and "them". Then I pondered about the idea that if humans "sacrifice" something during the process, so probably do the "other". The only thing it can "sacrifice", as far as I understand, would be revolving around the concept of divine purity.
That is, I don't think I had an 'encounter' with the "other" (if so, I don't remember it). Hence, I can't really put anything on what is the purity in question.
May I dare to ask; is the house and the person clear-cut separated beings? In other words, does, at some point, the person and the house become parts of the "self", so that haunting the house really is "crossing boundaries of the self"?
originally posted by: Willtell
The parallel between ufology and religion is truly amazing:
Religion has witnesses or experiencers who say they have seen God or God-like entities.
Ufo has the same element to it.
Religion has the esoteric, or more intimate experiences, and the exoteric, the more distant believers.
There are numerous ufo religions with founders or leaders whom I would equate to the priests and clerics in religion.
And in religion, there are numerous scholars whom I would directly equate to the ufologists.
The only difference is ufology is so new it hasn’t produced as many killers as religion has. Though there have been many suicidal ufo cults and some of them involve murders.
But give it time it will catch up.
In practice, the house and the person begin as clear-cut separate beings. The change occurs when the person makes the house a home thereby extending the self to include the house - territory.
I guess it would ultimately come down to what has changed and what one decides to do with this change.
That's pretty much what I had in my mind while writing the question. But I wasn't implying "territory"; rather, I was questioning whether "permissions" could be applied to the house, when it becomes home.