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Yin Yang symbols

Post by Vuyiswa » Tue Nov 21, 2006 5:41 am

Haven't logged on for a while. I find the yin/yang balls next to each avatar interesting. The look cool. Anyone know what they mean? plus what do the Latin words indicate?]

Hope all are well... I guess in USA its Thanksgiving season. Here in the UK it is getting a bit Autumnal and the colour hues are looking great on the trees.

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Great balls of fire!

Post by Eccles » Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:57 am

I know, I know…I have entirely too much time on my hands.
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antiquus -a -um [coming before; previous , earlier]; absol., [old, ancient, primitive]. In compar. and superl. [preferred, more important]. M. pl. as subst. antiqui -orum, [the people of old time], esp. [ancient authors]. Hence adv. antique, [in the ancient manner]; also antiquitus, [from of old or long ago].
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atriensis -is m. [head slave , steward].
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sapio sapere sapivi or sapii (1) [to taste]; with acc. [to taste or smell of]. (2) [to have taste , be able to taste]. (3) mentally, [to discern, be sensible, be wise, think]. Hence partic. sapiens -entis, [wise, sensible, judicious]; as subst., [a sensible, judicious person]; also [wise man, philosopher, sage]. Adv. sapienter.
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Re: Yin Yang symbols

Post by Vuyiswa » Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:17 pm

Hi Eccles,

Time well spent I'd say. Thank you fellow sapiens! :D Hope you are well and enjoying the Fall season.

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Re: Yin Yang symbols

Post by LoneBear » Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:30 pm

Vuyiswa wrote:Haven't logged on for a while. I find the yin/yang balls next to each avatar interesting. The look cool. Anyone know what they mean? plus what do the Latin words indicate?
Just a bit of inspiration from your post on the Ancient White Race of Africa...
Vuyiswa wrote:Those who read what I have written will probably ask, Who, and what are Mandhlalanga and his fellows? The following is as much as I can tell. They say that they are members of a great Brotherhood which they call by various names: 'Ubungoma obu fihliweyo' (Brothers of Secret Wisdom) is the term employed by Mandhlalanga. My Egyptian friend, and others whom I have met from the northern half of Africa call their association 'Abadala abase Khemu" (Elders of Ethiopia).
Not to mention the Great White Brotherhood (India) and the Brotherhood of the 7 Rays (South America).
Vuyiswa wrote:They have no organization such as is found in a Western society.
They are world-wide, but are not organized as a religion or corporation, as one finds in Western society.
Vuyiswa wrote:Members are of every grade of attainment, from pupils such as I was, up to men known vaguely as 'Abangoma' (Those who know); but neither Mandhlalanga, nor any of his fellows whom I have met, claim to know anything of those higher brothers. But above the 'Abangoma' there is said to be 'The Ancient One', but who or what he is I do not know.
I didn't know the African words for the 7 grades of attainment, but I do know the Latin ones, which Eccles described. I hooked it in to the ranking system on the forum (# of posts), just as an amusement.

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Post by Starlight* » Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:43 pm

Hey, I like my 3's. 324 and 333 still totals to 9.


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Re: Great balls of fire!

Post by LoneBear » Sat Nov 25, 2006 2:10 pm

Eccles wrote:I know, I know…I have entirely too much time on my hands.

University of Notre Dame Latin dictionary: http://archives.nd.edu/latgramm.htm
There are also a couple of special designations, also:

Velicus -- person elected for life to represent the Society, kind of like the Pope. Velicus is a word meaning "covering", as this person is analogous to the web of a social memory complex, that covers the Society.

Progressio -- a council of advisors made up of retired Velicus. They are those whom are pretty much done with the material world, and about to "move forward" (progress) on to the next stage.

Here's a thought: since "pro" is the opposite of "con", and "progress" means to "move forward", then what does "Congress" mean?

Eccles was pretty close with the other levels. I've added some Harry Potter references (1st year) to draw an analogy:

Antiquus: Ancient One (Albus Dumbledore)

Atriensis: Master Steward (like the old-time "head butler") (Minerva McGonagal, Voldemort)

Cellarius: Steward (like a wine steward--still a steward, but with less responsibility) (Hogwart's Teaching staff, Hagred)

Sapiens: Thinkers (wisdom applied to knowledge) (The yearly "Defense against the Dark Arts teacher)

Cognitors: Knowers (Hermione Grainger)

Indagator: Seeker (Harry Potter)

Caecus: the blind, the "newbie" on the path (Ron Weasley)

Wanderer: Muggle

Velicus: (Cornelius Fudge, Minister of Magic)

Progressio: (Hogwarts board of trustees)
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Re: Yin Yang symbols

Post by Starlight* » Sun Nov 26, 2006 12:20 am

How creative.

You forgot to mention the One above all those..... in which there is the unknown. So things aren't always as they seem.

It'd be interesting to see how others would arrange them.

Hagrid, actually, reminds me of you, LoneBear. :)


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Re: Yin Yang symbols

Post by Alluvion » Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:40 am

funnily enough i would say LB does his share of 'care of magical creatures'.

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Post by LoneBear » Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:08 pm

Alluvion wrote:funnily enough i would say LB does his share of 'care of magical creatures'.
I don't mind the "caring" bit... but it's cleaning up the messes they leave that get me! :)

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