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Essence Twins / Re: ET "visibilty"
« on: August 11, 2018, 10:13:14 PM »
In terms of role photos, an incarnate ET does not bleedthrough as much as when it's discarnate. You will see more of the role and the casting in that instance.

And I just now noticed the post. That's the reason for the delay.

Best,
Dave

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General Discussion / Re: Goal of flow
« on: July 04, 2016, 07:38:33 AM »
As Shepherd says, it's the goal of not having a goal. ;-)

For me, flow is about taking a break from growth-inducing activities. Life doesn't always accommodate that desire, but if you can squeeze out one mini vacation after another, it's surprising how good that can feel. Okay, so I'm being a bit delusional here. Though, I think that Big Lebowski guy has it right -- at least in theory. ;-)

Best,
Dave

P.S. - Still working on the MT site update. It's taking an eternity.

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General Discussion / Re: What I like in MT
« on: July 04, 2016, 07:30:24 AM »
I like to call it the psychology of the soul. And I agree, the teachings do encompass a number of important areas in our lives. It certainly makes interacting with strangers more interesting. I find myself constantly gauging their eyes and facial expressions to guess roles. Knowing if you're dealing with a warrior or a priest can really change the dynamics of the interaction. It's fun.

And apologies for the late reply. I'm busy working on the update to the MT site. It's taken much longer than expected.

Best,
Dave

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The Seven Centers / Re: Male Moving Centred World
« on: March 17, 2016, 02:44:10 AM »
Looks like they've picked Trump and Hillary. And Trump will pull no punches. Should be a wild ride all the way to November, unless the GOP pulls a rabbit out of their hat and manages to unravel Der Donald at the convention.

Best,
Dave

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The Seven Centers / Re: Male Moving Centred World
« on: March 13, 2016, 10:43:50 PM »
Centering is one of the Teachings most useful concepts, for me. But I've always applied it on an individual basis. Applying it on a more exalted, Worldly basis, is as they say "beyond my pay grade."

For me, Centering is that initial response, or impulsive reaction to a stimulus.  In my case that would be to think about it. This gets followed by a "Trap" of emotion, followed by a "Healing" of Moving Centered action. So it's a multi-step process that will take time, and allow for lots of choices, information, and complexity along the way. Changing a Center is likely not a simple thing, the consequences and implications profound and long term - for an individual or at a World basis.

If the World is currently in a Physical or Moving Centered phase, it didn't get there overnight. It likely evolved to be there over time. In some larger sense it is probably needed and useful. I think back to a Worldly inspirational period in the 1960s snd 70s. A time of societal questioning and change. Now is a good time to make value choices snd impliment them via the Moving Centered activity of implimentIng new and better economic policy (more equality), social practices (women and minorities), our sense of the role of humanity in the greater scheme of things (environmentalism) and etc. etc.


These perspectives seem more about soul age than centering. And the US has certainly been doing this dance for decades now, shifting back and forth between young soul and mature soul values. If connected at all, we're probably seeing a stand-off between physical centered reactions and the emotional center.

Take our current political climate. We have young soul values pitted against early mature. The nation is heavily divided along these lines. It's almost like a symbolic civil war. President Obama represented an opportunity for change, while Donald Trump represents the status quo, the leader who will take things back to the way they were. People are terrified of change, and I wonder if early mature souls will find themselves supporting Trump, thus embracing the mature soul lesson of serving a corrupt master? We shall see.

Best,
Dave



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Book & Movie Reviews / Re: Planet of the Apes
« on: March 11, 2016, 12:05:27 AM »
Ha! I love Youtube.  ;D

I found this clip of an orchestra doing a split screen of the score and the film. You hear bits of Stravinsky here, and Goldsmith borrows a fair amount of Bartok in other scenes, as well as some killer serial tone rows. Aside from the older special effects, the film holds up quite well. And the sober ending still has impact. It was so sober, in fact, that the end title has no music. Film-goers ushered out of the theater in silence. I guess they were trying to make a statement back then.

Most people forget that Rod Serling was involved in this film. I don't know if he wrote the final climactic scene, but it seems like a typical Twilight Zone ending.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSq2l7TvYUs

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Book & Movie Reviews / Re: Planet of the Apes
« on: March 10, 2016, 11:31:55 PM »
It's not a rousing romantic score with a theme you leave the theater humming, but quite serial in compositional techniques. What stands out more is the brilliant use of percussion instruments. You get a variety of colors and effects. Some of the instruments I can't even identify. I think one of the prominent sounds is someone shaking a large sheet of metal. That's what it sounds like to me.

And the music all works beautifully with the action occurring on screen, which is the whole point.

Best,
Dave

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The Seven Centers / Re: Male Moving Centred World
« on: March 10, 2016, 10:50:25 AM »
Sounds fine to me.  8)

Best,
Dave

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Seven Planes of Existence / Re: Plane Connections
« on: March 10, 2016, 10:47:31 AM »
I'm actually curious how life on the Causal plane works. Is it still structured around earth-like landscape like the astral? That would be interesting to know.

Best,
Dave

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Seven Planes of Existence / Re: Back to the Tao
« on: March 10, 2016, 10:39:12 AM »
I would agree.

Best,
Dave

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The Roles (or Soul Types) / Re: Understanding casting
« on: March 10, 2016, 10:25:23 AM »
Dave, I notice that all my posts are automatically flagged by you, the moderator.  I'm sorry to see that.

I wasn't even on this forum in 2014. That would have been impossible.

I'm also not sure what you mean by flagging? Were you getting a message from the forum?

Best,
Dave

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Book & Movie Reviews / Re: Planet of the Apes
« on: March 10, 2016, 10:20:26 AM »
I still have a soft spot for the original from...1968??

What a great film score by Jerry Goldsmith. I listen to it on Spotify from time to time.

Best,
Dave

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Book & Movie Reviews / Re: The seven types of personality book
« on: March 10, 2016, 10:17:50 AM »
JF, those perspectives ARE the soul ages. As Chiara mentions, Jose Stevens used to refer to them that way to avoid alienating more mainstream students who attended his classes. There was hope for a while of reaching the larger masses with the teachings. Several people tried but mostly failed. I think Yarbro's original books actually reached the largest audience, but she already had a following that avidly read her horror novels.

Best,
Dave

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Suggestions/Help / Re: Anyone home?
« on: March 10, 2016, 10:04:08 AM »
I definitely consider some structural changes as the forum progresses. We'll see how it goes. It may take quite some time to revitalize it.

Best,
Dave

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Introductions / Re: Jean-Fran├žois's introduction
« on: March 10, 2016, 03:04:21 AM »
It's interesting. Considering the intensity in your eyes (I was looking at FB photos), some people might guess you to be a Priest. On the other hand, you kind of remind me of Lucy Lawless. You also seem grounded and solid energetically. King wouldn't surprise me. Though, to mix things up further, Warriors can have intense eyes, too. That's ORDINAL. And that might explain some things if you weren't feeling overly Kingly.

So this is your role. I hope you're paying close attention. You're either a king, warrior, priest, sage, server or something in-between. Aren't you glad we narrowed that down? ;)

Guessing roles is challenging, and it's so easy to get thrown off by bleed through from secondaries, and even prominent overleaves. Think of the more controversial charts, like Hillary Clinton. Just about all the channels argue over her role. Is she a scholar, warrior, artisan? Sometimes you just toss up your hands.

Best,
Dave

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