That's okay Tamrin -- I rode a dragon and didn't need heat resistant clothing either.
In the world between worlds the laws of physics need not necessarily apply, nor does time as we know play a significant role.
OK: Readers may not know that Russell claims to have ridden a unicorn over (sorry, 'around') the North Pole. Presumably without the comfort of arctic clothing and getting back in time for tea and scones
"Words! 'Tis ever words, and I am stranded With words, and tangled skeins of Things to Be. Each word denies a word, and all are branded Within my brain, and I must strive to see The subtly sneering forms, the leering faces Of words each word calls up. For me, NO GRACE is."
Now buzz off and start your own thread on "The Nature of Reality" or how about "What is Darkness, What is Light".
It might be off interest here to let you know I have worked a little with people whose idea of reality is a little different from our own, most of them had Down's Syndrome, but others as well. I saw more light in those people than you might find even in some masonic lodges and they helped me find a light I never knew existed till then.
Russell claims of his unicorns a reality in the world of matter.
I have been reading where even scientists cannot determine where matter starts and ends. They already know that light and sound are the same thing and just present themselves to our senses differently, depending on the scale of vibration.
Perhaps some people have managed set into operation additional senses (one is already popularly known as the sixth sense) which can perceive higher rates of vibration than those recognised by most of us.
All of the above is related to my take on this thread, the end of darkness... 'darkness' being just a word to describe ones ability to perceive what surrounds one. Even our physical eyes have to be trained somewhat when one takes up visual art.
If I can see a ghost, and Russell can see a Unicorn, maybe that could be an indication that there are other sense organs that can be BUILT up. Set into operation.
"What if the Day be long, the night be cheerless? Is not an universe within my brain? Is not the high will strong, the strong will fearless? All I have built, shall I not build again? Some other Universe where All is One. Where ONE is ALL I am, and I AM --- NONE!
>What structures - with sensory and operative properties?
No doubt you have played the game of building up some etheric energy in your hands and then pushing them together feeling the elastic resistance.
That etheric substance could also be elongated by intent and visualisation to touch some more distant object thereby being an organ for the sense of touch. That organ with a little practice would be able to perceive light and dark where it was touching and thereby develop some elementary sight capacity.
Yes - and isn't that fun! When I first started I used to do it too long and I reckon I nearly sent myself crossed.
(My most memorable occasion was when I managed to stretch the etheric (?) substance to the tip of a candle flame and actually raised the flame to a height of about 5 inches and kept it there till my concentration faltered. My eyes nearly fell out of my head. Try as I did for a while I have not been able to reproduce it. I can almost visualise an invisible sponsor playing a rollicking good game with me.)
I still use that technique to demonstrate the existance of interfacing energies to workmates, those that need a bit of healing help etc. It sure blows their minds somewhat to actually be able to feel what I was telling them about. This then puts them in a very positive state of mind for what they need to do re their actions/problems/issues etc.
Thank you for the lengthy answer Russell, I have taken it all on board. When I analyzed it all, I realised that your instructions are the same as those given in the intitial degrees of Freemasonry. !
So if you take the masonic lessons to heart and practice the craft, rising on the planes should come quite naturally?
Now buzz off and start your own thread on "The Nature of Reality" or how about "What is Darkness, What is Light"
Maat, Where is your sweetness and light? This is not your thread nor is it Russell's although he started it. There are no prescribed responses and few proscribed ones. As it was, Russell explicitly cued me and I obliged. Even without such an invitation I will post where and as I choose: Not as you would have me do.
I agree wholeheartedly Bro Russell! I look at such continued interjections as tedious in the extreme and a form of "Gamesmanship" similar to the person who distracts their opponent's attention in a game of Chess by coughing etc, and I find that it breaks the flow of an otherwise good thread. In my own case I simply ignore such tactics and their authors and continue with my postings.
Genuine requests for further information of course are another thing entirely.