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by LoneBear
Fri Nov 05, 2004 12:31 pm
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: The Alliance
Replies: 46
Views: 13731

Improving communication

It may be the case that the concepts I am using, or the way I am presenting them are just new, and not so much the case that what I am attempting to explain is inherently intellectually challenging to understand. The problem is that if I try to simplify a thought, it is much more likely to be misin...
by LoneBear
Fri Nov 05, 2004 11:55 am
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: The Alliance
Replies: 46
Views: 13731

ZM

Zen, for instance, needs to "talk down" when he speaks to me. What ever gave you that idea, my naive child? I can't keep up with you intellectually. When you're speaking from your belly instead of your brain its easier for me to understand you. Don't worry about him, Little Dragon. I can't follow h...
by LoneBear
Fri Nov 05, 2004 11:49 am
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: The Alliance
Replies: 46
Views: 13731

No Pain

But how does one state such a tenet, and how does one evaluate attentiveness to spirit?? Stating it is a bit of a challenge, given how words are defined and used these days, but evaluation is simple... spiritual growth is a result of attentiveness, and that manifests as knowledge, wisdom and clarit...
by LoneBear
Fri Nov 05, 2004 11:17 am
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: The Alliance
Replies: 46
Views: 13731

Re: The Alliance

Long ago, and far away, my old high school English teacher told me the way to recognize good literature was whether or not it taught you something about life. After all these years, I would say the way to recognize good literature (or movies, or music) is whether or not it speaks to your spirit. An...
by LoneBear
Fri Nov 05, 2004 11:09 am
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: The Alliance
Replies: 46
Views: 13731

Constellating

Although any meme can be temporarily transcended through different states of consciousness, there tends to be a gravitational force attracting one to the conditions which supply the greatest opportunity for growth. Yes, but isn't there also a greater gravitational force pulling one to the level of ...
by LoneBear
Fri Nov 05, 2004 10:48 am
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: The Alliance
Replies: 46
Views: 13731

Like Minds

What, in terms of Spiral Dynamics levels, do you consider to be "Like Minded"? (Lone Bear's term: "The Alliance is open to individuals and groups whom wish to work with like-minded others towards this goal, with the understanding that each person has a unique view of the Universe, and that view sho...
by LoneBear
Fri Oct 22, 2004 1:34 pm
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: Tiers and Sub-Densities
Replies: 3
Views: 2764

Stratification of the Spirit

We've also discovered that the first 7 valuing memes (vMemes) of Spiral Dynamics line up almost perfectly with the 7 subdensities of the 3rd density -- the spirit complex. They define the drives, motivations, inhibitions and social interactions for various classes of people. Tier 1 is defined as the...
by LoneBear
Mon Oct 18, 2004 1:46 pm
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: Principles of Alliance
Replies: 3
Views: 2545

Righteousness

Finally, my own personal distortions prompt me to recoil at the idea of righteousness being supposedly good. I'm sure the holy crusades thought so, too. So I would ask that we consider how to frame the idea of righteousness... Is it action with intention of doing "good?" Is it simply doing what we ...
by LoneBear
Sun Oct 17, 2004 7:35 pm
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: Principles of Alliance
Replies: 3
Views: 2545

Principles of Alliance

The 28 Mota of Morontia Life (from The Urantia Book, page 556), which may make a good start at defining the ethical principles of alliance: 1. A display of specialized skill does not signify possession of spiritual capacity. Cleverness is not a substitute for true character. 2. Few persons live up t...
by LoneBear
Sun Oct 17, 2004 2:01 am
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: Ranger Studies
Replies: 12
Views: 4169

Selection of Martial Arts

So, back to my original point, I agree that martial arts training is essential, but I would take the focus off of protection and move it onto awareness. Of course, the chosen art ought to (IMO) be a non-combative one. Maybe I've lived too many lives as a zen buddhist. :wink: Which of the martial ar...
by LoneBear
Wed Oct 13, 2004 6:23 pm
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: The Purpose of the Anla'shok
Replies: 18
Views: 6599

Next floor up

So we would be sharing the same time/space of the blast with our minds? I thought that a blast that was fast enough to get into the intermediate speed range was widely dispersed in time (like incoming cosmic background radiation to the material sector)? Think 2nd density... the LIFE UNIT, which is ...
by LoneBear
Wed Oct 13, 2004 12:35 pm
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: The Purpose of the Anla'shok
Replies: 18
Views: 6599

Nuclear Wessels

2. To attempt to stop us (the 3rd density beings on this planet) from destroying our selves It would seem that you not only know what is conducive to destruction of the self, but you think this destruction is something worth stopping. I sincerely would like to know more of your thoughts on this. I ...
by LoneBear
Thu Oct 07, 2004 11:05 pm
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: The Alliance
Replies: 46
Views: 13731

How do you say what isn't said?

Often, humans become so caught up in flexing the muscle of mind that they lose sight of the journey. Remember the journey ... from novitiate to master ... from clueless know-it-all to the guru who knows he knows not. Savor the process, and build enough slack into your expectations of Self to allow ...
by LoneBear
Sun Sep 12, 2004 10:58 pm
Forum: General Research & Development
Topic: Dynamic Organizational Structures
Replies: 1
Views: 1575

Dynamic Organizational Structures

By this I mean that there is not simply a set of laws, but a thought structure that constantly refreshes the structure of the organization - much in the same way that the flow of water in a fountain refreshes the structure of the fountain. This is a very interesting thought. All the traditional str...
by LoneBear
Fri Sep 10, 2004 11:57 pm
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: Ranger Studies
Replies: 12
Views: 4169

Ranger Studies

In Linguistic theory (the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis) the structure of a human language sets limits on the thinking of those who speak it. Thinking and speaking in other languages therefore naturally expands those limits. This was recognized by the Anla'shok on Babylon 5 by their requirement to learn tw...
by LoneBear
Fri Sep 10, 2004 10:35 pm
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: What it is to be Anla'shok
Replies: 2
Views: 1734

What it is to be Anla'shok

Quoting Turval, Minbari religious caste teacher of the Anla'shok: "Being Anla'shok does not mean worrying about what others will think about us. It does not mean deciding what to do based upon whether or not it serves our sense of ego or destiny. It means loving each moment as if it were your last o...
by LoneBear
Wed Sep 08, 2004 12:06 pm
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: The Purpose of the Anla'shok
Replies: 18
Views: 6599

Re: We All Learn

Knowing what circumstances are placed on individual in a situation, is impossible, as you cannot have complete knowledge of who they are, or why they are there. Actually, you can know all the circumstances involving other people or things. The process is called "gnosis" (the "knowing"). But it take...
by LoneBear
Wed Sep 08, 2004 11:14 am
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: The Purpose of the Anla'shok
Replies: 18
Views: 6599

Nature's nature

As LoneBear pointed out, ethics is based on the observation of how nature behaves. It is funny how nature changes how it behaves in accordance with our attitudes. Wait a minute, does nature change its rules of behavior in this manner? How would we know otherwise? It isn't Nature's nature to change ...
by LoneBear
Sat Sep 04, 2004 3:46 pm
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: The Purpose of the Anla'shok
Replies: 18
Views: 6599

To Serve Mankind? Sounds like a cookbook to me...

Last but not least, to protect one another and the wronged and weak. Points to consider here are the effects of Karma and Free Will. To protect one another would be a knowing, intelligent act between the Rangers, and as such, is free of karmic reprocussions for those who used their free will in tha...
by LoneBear
Sat Sep 04, 2004 3:18 pm
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: The Anla'shok, the Beginning
Replies: 6
Views: 3043

The Fifth Race and the Fourth Insight

Insight #4, from The Tenth Insight: Holding the Vision, An Experiential Guide : The Struggle for Power Too often humans cut themselves off from the greater source of this energy and so feel weak and insecure. To gain energy, we tend to manipulate or force others to give us attention and thus energy....
by LoneBear
Sat Sep 04, 2004 12:58 pm
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: The First Undertaking, Living as a Ranger
Replies: 3
Views: 2635

To hear oneself

We want you to challenge what you hear, what you read, and what you see. However, one of the differences between what we do here, and what many other people do, is that we also want to question what we say. If you are not sure of what we are saying, try it. Tell us what you found. In the end, that ...
by LoneBear
Sat Sep 04, 2004 12:50 pm
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: The First Undertaking, Living as a Ranger
Replies: 3
Views: 2635

Ranger Mottos

In Babylon 5, the Rangers motto was, “We live for the One, we die for the One.” The full quote is: "I am a Ranger. We live for the One, we die for the One. We go to the dark places where no one else dares venture. We stand on the bridge and no one passes. Entil’zha Veni!" I find that there are a lo...
by LoneBear
Sat Aug 28, 2004 12:03 am
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: Karmic Reprocussions of Ranger Actions (or failure to act)
Replies: 19
Views: 6443

Victory

LoneBear wrote:You need to remember that most people create their own reality, simply by thinking it.
I ran across an old Minbari saying that makes this point well, "Claim victory in your heart, and the Universe will follow."

Very true words.
by LoneBear
Wed Aug 25, 2004 7:12 pm
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: Karmic Reprocussions of Ranger Actions (or failure to act)
Replies: 19
Views: 6443

Karmic Reprocussions of Ranger Actions (or failure to act)

First: Does the person’s purpose behind the action influence karma, or is the action taken at face value? However, this is difficult given that a person’s purpose behind an action may be skewed over time. First, let's review how actions and events in the past influence our current life, then we can...
by LoneBear
Sun Aug 22, 2004 12:23 am
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: The Anla'shok, the Beginning
Replies: 6
Views: 3043

Conflict

A Ranger’s purpose is to act in all ways for the goal of seeing that conflict does not occur. You may have some trouble with that one, for the Logos that created this section of the Galaxy implemented a system of Free Will for the inhabitants. As long as you have uninformed free will, you will have...