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Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2017, 10:00:49 pm »
I genuinely believe that persistent thoughts have some kind of "realness."
I don't think every fictional character is "real," but I think "real" is a thing they can become.
A "real" character is owed a certain level of respect and autonomy.

No, I don't have a better word for what I'm trying to get at there, suffer my scare quotes.

Besides that:
I will absolutely imagine shoving [insert emotional state or abstract concept] into a rock and imagine taking it out again as needed, because fuckit who gives a shit how stupid it is if it works.
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« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2017, 12:39:46 am »
I believe transhumanism is the next logical step in human evolution and, if implemented properly, has the potential to make us MORE human not less, by bypassing certain defects leftover from being cavemen, such as the monkeysphere problem. I think that in the future they'll come up with a kind of synthetic neural pathway that allows the frontal lobe to respond to stimuli at the same time as the older lizard brain parts, thus allowing our brains to respond with logic about as quickly as it does emotion.

I believe that this will make one hell of a horror movie, really.  It's got the "we're not there yet so let's guess" approach of Altered States, with turbo-powered lizard brain zombie things.

I mean, seriously, my frontal lobes are way more awful than my lizard brain.
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Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2017, 12:41:08 am »
I genuinely believe that persistent thoughts have some kind of "realness."
I don't think every fictional character is "real," but I think "real" is a thing they can become.
A "real" character is owed a certain level of respect and autonomy.

No, I don't have a better word for what I'm trying to get at there, suffer my scare quotes.


Yossarian is as real as he needs to be in the 21st century, so I can't argue with this.
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Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2017, 12:48:54 am »
I believe in the (short) future.
I believe in Saturday Night™, despite the lack of evidence.
I believe that the party is still out there somewhere.
And also,
I believe in Pango.
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Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2017, 03:28:39 am »
I believe transhumanism is the next logical step in human evolution and, if implemented properly, has the potential to make us MORE human not less, by bypassing certain defects leftover from being cavemen, such as the monkeysphere problem. I think that in the future they'll come up with a kind of synthetic neural pathway that allows the frontal lobe to respond to stimuli at the same time as the older lizard brain parts, thus allowing our brains to respond with logic about as quickly as it does emotion.

I believe that this will make one hell of a horror movie, really.  It's got the "we're not there yet so let's guess" approach of Altered States, with turbo-powered lizard brain zombie things.

I mean, seriously, my frontal lobes are way more awful than my lizard brain.
Dude, I would totally watch this. Like, they try it on a guy who's a sociopath, he goes from antisocial mumbly dude with no empathy to a Dexter level serial killer.
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Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2017, 03:33:24 am »
Also, I would really like to pick the brains of some of the other chaos magicians around here. I've nevery tried much beyond chaos sigils, so if anyone's got advice on sound sigils, or servitors, I'd be all ears.
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Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2017, 03:39:30 pm »
My Discordianism is THINK FOR YOURSELF.

This has led me to discover that when it comes down to core beliefs there aren't many that I can claim to hold. All things are true in some sense, false in some sense and meaningless in most.

This is not a very fulfilling worldview.
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« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2017, 03:55:28 pm »
I'm just a boring pagan.

Not a fluffly bunny, "let's steal from every religion in the world" wiccan. Old fashioned, nordic tradition pagan.

My worldview tends to be a bit darker and more old school as a result.
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Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2017, 05:17:48 pm »
I believe in karma.

I believe ‘Qi’ is real. (I was introduced to it as ‘Chi,’ in the course of my studies of the martial arts.)

I believe the oracle of the I Ching works, although I do not know why. (My best guess is Qi, whatever that is.)

I believe I had several out of body experiences, as a young man.

I do not believe in much, therefore I am a Buddhist. (I am not, however, a good Buddhist.)

I believe that, on it’s present course, humanity will cause it’s own extinction.

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Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2017, 05:34:13 pm »
Some woo I didn't include earlier:

I believe animals can sense mood and some character traits through some mechanism I have not identified, but that goes beyond body language and smell.

I don't believe in ego/"self" survival past death, but I do believe that consciousness itself survives, somehow.

I believe in meaningful synchronicity orchestrated by some "intelligence" (for lack of a better word) beyond mere coincidence.

I believe some chemically induced states of awareness can open senses and intuition to real phenomena filtered out by "normal" consciousness.


Also, I also experienced an OOBE when I was a kid, and again (briefly) recently, but I don't put too much stock in it because of the aforementioned principal that such things are impossible on account of the universe being intrinsically boring.
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Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2017, 02:27:51 am »
All those nuclear tests in the 50s - 80s were actually the US and Russian government wiping out alien infestations.

So shut your gob and love the bomb.
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« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2017, 02:30:45 am »
No other explanation makes sense.  How many times do you have to "test" known technology?
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« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2017, 03:57:31 am »
No other explanation makes sense.  How many times do you have to "test" known technology?

That's actually a good point. There were about 10 tests or so involving new ideas (gun-fired bombs, the Teller-Uram device in the Castle tests, Project Plowshare, etc) and about 5 or so on environmental effects after Castle Bravo fucked the dog, but there's hundreds upon hundreds of tests out there that we know of, and that's just the USA. Most have a listed test purpose, but some of those smell like obvious lies.

You might actually be on to something, by god.

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« Reply #28 on: June 28, 2017, 04:28:55 am »
No other explanation makes sense.  How many times do you have to "test" known technology?

That's actually a good point. There were about 10 tests or so involving new ideas (gun-fired bombs, the Teller-Uram device in the Castle tests, Project Plowshare, etc) and about 5 or so on environmental effects after Castle Bravo fucked the dog, but there's hundreds upon hundreds of tests out there that we know of, and that's just the USA. Most have a listed test purpose, but some of those smell like obvious lies.

You might actually be on to something, by god.

You don't bargain with alien Goddamn fungus.  You nuke it.
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Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« Reply #29 on: June 28, 2017, 06:23:53 am »
I'm not really sure anymore. I think it has something to with presence and spontaneity.  Love helps a lot. If we are all one thing together then my basic predicament in any given situation is to be both or remember both aspects. This is my understanding of service and apply it as a guiding principle in my life.

That is when I'm not being a selfish prick.