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Friday, November 19th, 2010
11:25 am - Hail and well met! (x-posted... >.> )

ele_eternal
My name is El and I wanted to invite you all to join in a brand new world wide pagan community project.

The Merry Meet!

www.themerrymeet.com

Created by the Pagan Community, for the Pagan Community.

Where pagans, psychics and alternative spiritual types connect from around the globe!

Create your profile, make a group and forum for your coven, join other pagans and spiritual folk in intelligent conversation on our forums, share images, music and stories or simply connect with new and old friends.

You can even create and promote your events or your pagan related business!

The Merry Meet is here to bring together our community with Love, Joy and Wisdom. We're still brand new and slowly ironing out the kinks so please be patient with us!

http://www.themerrymeet.com

(somewhat cross-posted on LJ. Apologies!)

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Saturday, October 17th, 2009
5:46 pm

seraiaowlady
Hi,

I'm new to the group, though I suppose that's stating the obvious.  Now you know my secret super power.

Seriously though I'm just trying to find a place to talk, explore, lear, ect. where people don't think I'm crazy.  This group is interesting to me because I founded a ministry called Evolving LIght a few years ago that was exactly this beleif system.  I love finding like minded people.

I've recently discovered that I'm a shaman.  I've always been a shaman, and will always be one.  I just didn't know it before.  But like all newly discovered part of yourself the energy stored there is just bursting out of me and I'm kind of loosing my mind.  Nothing like remembering words to languages you've never heard while walking in the woods.  (Has anyone ever heard O mani ty ta ty?)

I'm also a gatekeeper and please God (All that is) someone understand what that means.  It's a little complicated.  I'll explain if you're interested.

In short, happy to be here and looking forward to talking with all of you.

Seraia

current mood: contemplative

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Thursday, April 17th, 2008
9:54 pm - wikipedia article

mechanolatry

Well since it seems that Omnism and Omnitheism are in fact very similar belief systems, I was wondering if I could take a poll for it's inclusion in Wikipedia. I would like to make it so when someone searches for Omnitheism, they get redirected to Omnism. The wikipedians it seems deleted the actual page for Omnitheism.
I was also hoping to add to the Omnism article that many use the term Omnitheism.

Any thoughts, suggestions, contributions?

current mood: bouncy

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Monday, April 14th, 2008
1:59 am

mechanolatry
Hello, I just joined and I was wondering if someone could explain the difference (if there is any) between omnitheism and omnism? I've been calling myself an omnist for a year or two now, but it's been pretty lonely since I have to explain to everyone what it is. I'm starting to see the term omnitheism more frequently online these days, so I'm wondering if this is basically a simple name change? Or am I missing some subtle difference in the definitions?

Thanks!

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Thursday, March 27th, 2008
8:26 am

geopoliticus
Namaste!

I'm very new to Shamanic practices; but, not all too new to intense spiritual living.

I'm in the process of a Kundalini Awakening (brought about by overdosing on a dissociative and meditating all through-out the process; not intentional) ; (everyone makes mistakes, etc).

I've always had an affinity for Native American spirituality. When I was 13 I had a huge obsession with Kachina dolls, owning about 3 (which I received for Christmas, considering the smallest ones were 65+ dollars.)

Two days ago I rediscovered my japanise Ukiyo-e wall scroll print of a crow. A few minutes later I step outside and hear about 7 crows all crooning hectically.

I decided to researched crows to try and see if this was a good omen or a bad one. The Shamanistic outlook seemed to be positive, so I wen't along with that point of view (heh..)

Then Yesterday I had my first "animal telepathy" experience. At the start of the day, around 7a.m., a crow flew into my back door. I saw him hit the very bottom and then wobble around for a bit. My heart chakra began to hurt.. but there wasn't much I could do to help. He stayed in my backyard for atleast 5 hours, just walking around. (Both gates were open, so he could have left.

Then, about 7 hours later, I was smoking a cigarette outside and I see a crow in the tree, sqwaking like mad. I mentally "greet" him and ask him if he is a sign/kindred animal. He then flies to another tree and lands on a bottom branch. I then smile, thank him, and ask him to go up a branch. He does, immediately after I ask. I repeat the same request/command about 4 times, until he landed about four branches from the very top.

To "seal the deal" I ask him to go to the very top, ascend (metaphor) to the very top of the tree. He does so.

By this time I can see the entire aura of the tree (I've only been able to see auras of other people thus far, so that was a first). After thanking him I am close to tears, because it feels so right.

He then flies away and lands on another nearby branch. I take this as a "farewell", nice to finally meet you sort of deal.

So my question (and the reason for this very long post) is to get some personal advice or input from others. Am I reading too much into this? Is it natural for crows to leap a good 5 branches in successive orders? And if you have any good books / websites explaining a beginner's introduction to Shamanism/Hopi (preferably) beliefs I would greatly appreciate it.

Another point I'd like to address is that yes, many will think this is a side effect of taking the dissasociative, or that I was still "hallucinating". I don't believe so, as it's been a good two weeks since I last used the entheogen.

Thanks for taking the time to read and reply! Much love.

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Monday, March 17th, 2008
4:05 pm - Without Definition; The Book of Anthesis

ayelis
(This is NOT Omnitheism. This is simply what I believe. Omnitheism is very basic; Everyone's ideas about the world are welcome, and you are free to think whatever you'd like.)

The chapter; SourceCollapse )

The chapter; DawnCollapse )

The chapter; PrimeCollapse )

The chapter; DuskCollapse )

Translation:
Void = God / Reality
Abundant Void = Mind of God / All Things
The Makers = Spirits / Holy Ghost
The Builders = Elohim / Jehova
The Light And Dark = Purgatory / Heaven / The Afterlife
The One Verse = The World / Universe
Table of Rules and Elements = Periodic Table
Life = All things that move of their own accord against the pull of gravity


current mood: Explosion in a glitter factory

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Tuesday, March 11th, 2008
10:07 am

ayelis
Oh, by the way, I must say that most of the images for the Omnitheism group on myspace are just simply AWESOME. Who made all those! :D They're great.

-S

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Monday, March 10th, 2008
11:55 am

ayelis
But no. I have two-and-a-half non-competing philosophies that explain everything. And they make it so that I can believe in Atheism, Monotheism, Polytheism, and Agnosticism all at once. (I call that "Omni"-theism...) Y'know, any one religion couldn't cut it for me. I had to take bits and pieces from all of them and go ahead and make SENSE out of the universe. :3

I am of the Taoist/Zen belief that reality both exists and does not exist.Collapse )

When I say "God", I mean "Void". I do not mean anything Christian. The Christian Book relates only events related to the creation of the Earth. Nothing more. And the "God" in that book is not the "God" of my religion. Well, not the one from the first testament, at least. Elohim is not my god. Elohim are "The Gods" that, I have come to believe after much research into biology, meddled with human DNA. That's a Polytheist belief.

Well, it's possible that it wasn't actually "the gods", as much as "very intelligent virii". But who would believe in intelligent virii?

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Monday, January 21st, 2008
4:49 am - Friedrich Nietzsche and Omnitheism

drakkenzero
I'm curious as to your joined opinions on Nietzsche's "Gott ist tot" (God is dead) doctrine. (Very) roughly put, he stipulated that God as a concept was dead (or at least dying) because mankind was moving past the point where we can honestly believe in a supreme being any longer, and then went on to speculate how the absence of a supreme existance in the lives of humans would effect them in the long run, but good (rise of Nietzsche's 'super human') and bad (rampant nihilism).


I can actually see his point of view, especially for the day and age he lived in. The views of science had started to peel back the once mystic veneer of the world and reveal that it was "all science, all the way down", but had not yet evolved to the point where they started to realize that there's an entire universe of "still not having any idea what's going on" within the structure of a single atom.

It was as if an author in a novel about an author started to realize that he himself was just a character in a different novel and rebelled against the words on the page, still not yet realizing that there existed another layer beyond them of novel writers. His embrace of the concept of cyclical time and predestination through sheer mathematical elimination of all possibilities was another brilliant but limiting idea that indicates to me a philosopher who has reached the end of his understanding and (through no fault of his own) is unable to make that next leap forward.

My question really is a highly complicated one, so I don't know if anyone else would be able to answer it without being versed in Nietzsche, but here it goes: By going the opposite direction of Nietzsche's predicted path which evetnually leads to his ubermench/superman ideal, does Omnitheism (by Nietzsche's standards) retreat back down the ladder of man's evolution, or does it take an entirely different path he failed to predict, a path that avoids the problems of nihilism while still moving towards the same general direction (the cosmic acceptance of our role and self-empowerment by overcoming our shortcomings) as his ideal?

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Wednesday, November 21st, 2007
4:39 am - omnisis logo

timothy_r_keal
in my avatar is a recent photo of me from a couple months ago, and the omnisis mandala i invented

its basically a 'polar inversal'-style method of modifying the Terra symbol, which i then made look like a double psi, in the form of tree branches reflected in water.

omnisis is simply a word i invented meaning 'grand scheme'.

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3:47 am - mediaplague open information and omnitheism community

timothy_r_keal
btw pandeism and omnitheism are two different things.

omnitheism is an all-encompassing theistic foundation, while pandeism is a superclass-substructure within theism composed of all theistic deities.


i apolozgize to martiniano for the TRK2 imposter.

omnisis.org has gone to rot due to phpbb being sheer crap.

mediaplague.com is my current site btw.

idealgeneration.com and realmofexistence.com are on the way.

Realm of Existence is basically an omni-theist, Blizzard Entertainment -meets- Tony Hawk, second life-like environment i have been working on since 1989.

idealgeneration.com is simply a site on sentience as it relates to idealism, mostly mathematical based open information site.

mediaplague.com is simply my personal open information site.

btw i own .us .net .org .info .biz .mobi .tv .us of socialmutiny but someone has bought .com out from under me somehow.

socialmutiny is my planned mass-user open information chaos site.


i am running short on funds tho for this month, so it won't be until january or february until i start up the dedicated server which will host them all.

cheers.

btw "The Greatest Story Ever Told" movie fails to mention in part 1, that every 11 years solar flares produce sunspots for 3 days of which enact el nino and la nina and thus occaisionally completely blacks out during that 3 day period, thus the one of the 12 followers betraying the sun, and then 3 days of death ensuing until ressurection when the sun bursts back into flames again from temporary burn out.

"Zeitgeist" The Movie is another good one by the same author.


socialmutiny.tv will host those series in entirety uncut.

anyhoo sorry Martin Iano for the impostor incident on the omnisis.org boards.

omnisis.com was bought out from under me as well.

ciao

current mood: sleepy

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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007
6:59 pm - Omnitheism and Pandeism

pandeism_fish
I'm noticing a lot of weird parallels between Omnitheism and Pandeism -- both are hybrid Greek and Latin words, but with the parts inverted -- Latin Omni, meaning all and Greek Theism, meaning God, compared to Greek Pan, meaning all and Latin Deism, meaning God.... you'd think they would mean the same thing (or that Pandeism would be the same as Pantheism, and there would be such a thing as Omnideism to complete the loop), but they are different although at least a few authors have used Pandeism when they mean to express Omnitheism.... I think perhaps these are sort of complementary theories!!

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Sunday, August 19th, 2007
1:15 pm - Unitarian Universalism...

ayelis
According to this webcomic, UU's a lot like Omnitheism, only they won't do anything if it's not Politically Correct... And they drink a lot of coffee.

According to Wikipedia, they retain the Christian "Hold service on sunday" practice, though their beliefs (and associated Dogmas) are fairly diverse. This differs from what I feel encompasses Omnitheism, which is; We are free to practice or meet on any and every day of the week if we so choose, we do not uphold the need to always be P.C. and we lack Dogma as a whole. And personally, I don't drink coffee anymore. ;)

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Monday, July 2nd, 2007
11:37 pm - Symbol?

dunkelza
This came up on the omnitheism.com forums:

Stonestongue: I just got a picture in my head sort of combining a few of them...

Ouroboros in a figure 8 wrapped around 2 eggs with the head and tail meeting in the middle like the yin yang...

If nothing else I just figured out my next tattoo...


I thought that an infinity symbol Oroboros was kinda cool, so I made one up to look at:



I did the head in the middle, but I think it's hard to see there. I also left out the eggs. What do people think?

BTW, I did a silhouette as a test of the symbol. Obviously there is plenty of room for variation in specific representations of the symbol. For instance, the primary symbol for all Christians is the Cross, but there are a zillion different styles of it. I just wanted to test the geometric form.

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2:29 am - The Omneye

drakkenzero

This is something I was playing around with a while ago, but I wasn't sure there was a good way of two-dimensionally expressing it... but after seeing the "Great Puzzle", felt inspired to share anyway.

I called it the Omneye, mostly because I love puns, but also because when turned sideways it sort of looks like an eye.  It's made by constructing a 3-dimensional cube, with each side being a primary or secondary color of varying degrees of transparency (more for the front-facing panes, less for the back).  Presented, for your approval, are three of the basic designs, utilizing the same configuration but from different angles.

Omneye Tan     


I suspect what I've made is less an icon and more a metaphor.

The problem I've encountered is... depending on which direction you map if from, it's an entirely different color and design... therefore, without seeing all sides of it you don't quite see the whole thing.  Also, each individual side looses it's distinctive color, but if you notice, the same colors reappear in each one, only overlapping on the central plates where each eye gets it's own unique color.  Depending on layout, you could potentially have about (and it's sloppy math, so correct me if I'm wrong) 4320 different pattern sets, depending on what allignment you had for the color panes and where you took the image from.  And of course, if you go off the basic limited color palette I used, then it's entirely up for grabs as to how many different permutations you could potentially come up with.

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Sunday, July 1st, 2007
3:33 pm - The Pirahã

dunkelza
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2007/04/16/070416fa_fact_colapinto?currentPage=all

This is an interesting article that a friend of mine found. It's mostly concerned with linguistics, but there's some interesting cultural material there.

http://www.omnitheism.com/

On another note, it would be great if people could check out the omnitheism.com site. Martin's revamped it and is trying to build a more communal atmosphere, and I'm all for a communal atmosphere.

I've also been trying to get the MySpace Omnitheism group to look at our work here, so it'd be awesome if we can build bridges there as well.

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Saturday, June 30th, 2007
1:25 pm - The Great Council

dunkelza
It looks like we are beginning to get some momentum. I'm wondering if we are approaching the time for a major theological colloquy in the vein of the Council of Nicea. Honestly, most of the discussions can occur beforehand, electronically, but having people meet in the flesh and agree to something carries a certain amount of weight.

I'm normally in Western Massachusetts. I know that I'll be in Indianapolis for a few days in mid-august, but I don't know how much time I'll have when I'm there.

Hmm. Maybe we need a mapping thing...

Here:




http://www.mapservices.org/myguestmap/map/omnitheism

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Friday, June 29th, 2007
1:08 am - The Great Puzzle

dunkelza
In case anyone was wondering what that goofy hexagonal thing on the profile page is, it's a simplified version of a geometric design that I call "The Great Puzzle":



Basically it's just a recursive pattern of regular triangular tilings that I think makes a nice metaphor for what we do. I think it would look nice as a colorful mosaic or something. Heck, the hexagon also tiles, so these could be pretty large and complex.

Anyway, I used the simple version for the community icon way back when, figuring that we needed a basic, easy to draw symbol like other faiths have.

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Wednesday, June 27th, 2007
9:38 pm - We're starting to make an impression...

dunkelza
I noticed that the number of Google hits for "omnitheism" is through the roof compared with a year or two back.

We're in someone's SelectSmart quiz:
http://www.selectsmart.com/plus/select.php?url=theismtype

Here's a parody song called "Omnitheism":
http://www.amiright.com/parody/2000s/lloydbanks1.shtml
The song is basically negative, but we're penetrating into the zeitgeist, apparently. :)

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Monday, June 25th, 2007
9:51 am - Let's write a book.

drakkenzero
I've been debating about this for some time, and the deletion of the Wikipedia entry seems to seal the deal.  We should write a book.

I'm tired of not being taken seriously by others when I enter a religious discussion.  I'm tired of not having enough good reasonable material available to back me up.  I know starting a religion from the ground up, even if it's based on a really good idea that makes sense, isn't going to be easy.  And I know compiling a collection of essays and works trying to define one of the most indefinable religions... nay, one that by it's very nature almost defies contemporary definition... it's a task and a half.  But I think we can do it.

I say "we" because I don't think any one person would be capable of writing a good book on Omnitheism by our selves.  Also, I don't like the idea of any one of us having complete and total control over the public face of Omnitheism... 

Martin, I'm going to use you as an example here, but don't be offended, it's just that you're an easy target for my metaphor...

If Martin would decide to change his views on omnitheism to something radical and contrary to my views, he alone holds the keys to omnitheism.com.  If he changes his beliefs, I'd have little recourse but to say "I disagree" and perhaps start my own competing website.  Then it becomes a duel, and unless I'm going to trek over to his house and nail my demands to his front door... well, let's not go there, shall we?

That's why I want anyone and everyone who wants to participate and is competent to do so.  I acknowledge here and now that this topic is too dynamic a topic for any one person to try and nail down.  Two different views make us twice as right... three different views make us triple the wise.  The more people we pour into the collective, the more information, views, and opinions we take in... the more we know, and the closer we are to something vaguely approaching a fraction of the truth.

So... that said... I'm declaring now that I'm editing together a book.  In the time since I last spoke to you all en masse, I've written a scifi novel and have gone through a fair bit of editing, haggling, negotiating, bargaining, and learning of the publishing industry... and I think we can do this.  We can print-on-demand and register it with the Library of Congress, that's usually the easiest way to do these things on a topic nobody knows about (not yet, anyway). 

And once it's in print... once it's in print, then it's a book, and people can believe in books.  I know it's silly to say, but some people don't believe in a thing unless it's written down somewhere.  This shouldn't be the defining work... more like Volume 1 of an unfinished (and unfinishable) collection, but it's a foothold.  It's something to hand to a curious friend, something to slip into a box of books being donated to a charity, something to hold in your hands and say "I can't tell you ALL of what Omnitheism is, but here's a start."

So... who's with me?

current mood: chipper

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