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I don't like to call myself religious. I follow a doctrine which is called cosmology or "spiritual science". It's a doctrine that teaches how the Universe is functioning: the nature behind things. But it doesn't really teaches what to think, do or say or what to wear (like religion does).

 

There are more than one teachings about the Universe. But the one I mainly read is called Martinus Cosmology after Martinus Thomsen. Danish writer and mystic.

 

More info here:

http://www.martinus.dk/en/frontpage/

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"The Cosmos is all that we see around us, the land and the seas, the stars and the galaxies, the universes.

The Cosmos is everlasting, aeonian, uncreated and unbegotten, the one that has been and will always be, without a beginning or end, self-existent, self-contained and self-supporting, master and provider of itself.

The Cosmos does and will always exist. But how do we see it? How do we perceive it? We perceive our surroundings according to the ideas we have about them, depending on our education. This perception of ours could be right but it could also be completely wrong. Every theory about the world, every religion uses its own premises and tenets in order to explain the Cosmos, namely, sees it in from its own viewpoint, i.e. has its own World-view. Every theory about the world explains in its own way what the Cosmos is, where it comes from and where it is heading, what is man, what is his origin and what is his destination, how one ought to lead one's life, and how society ought to be organized. This is the Worldview of each theory about the world and, vice versa, each system that has such a complete view of things is called a religion.

This is the definition of religion. A religion is every World-view that gives answers to these basic questions: What is the Cosmos, what is man and how ought one to lead one's life." (P.Marinis)

 

Hellenic Paganism here and http://ecer-org.eu/

 

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"The cross is a universal symbol from the oldiest times. It is the exceptional Cosmic symbol.

The cosmic centre, the point of contact between Sky and Earth.

The vertical line is the celestial, spiritual and intellectual one. It is energetic and masculine.

The horizontial is the earthly, logic and passive one. It is negative and feminine.

The cross is the figure of man in full extension. It is the cathode of Spirit in Matter.

It constitutes the axis of the horizon points. The four elements of Cosmos united into the fifth, the Centre.

The axis of North-South is the one of Solstices, and of East-West the one of Equinoxes...." J.Cooper's dictionary of symbols

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Antares    0

 

Agnosticism is an interesting but odd position. Yes, we can likely not prove God's existence with certainty, but in the strict sense, we cannot prove any statement, save possibly analytical ones (all bachelors are unmarried). Rather, knowledge seems based on judgement calls from rationality, but in this case, what makes the God issue immune to such judgment calls? There are plenty of arguments for and against the existence of God by which one is able to form an opinion, therefore agnosticism seems to me like the uninformed's position, unless one has actually analyzed all arguments and found the conclusion indeterminable. But I suppose it can also be seen as the position of someone who does not care about the issue, which is not unreasonable, but I suspect most people don't actually feel that way.

 

Hmm I think of it more like this: If I say there isn't something as a God/Creator, i'm presenting it as factual information... And the same the other way around. The problem with a creator is that you can't simply analyse all arguments for and against the existence because they are so vague and undetermined.. Like saying there is a non-tangible, non-measurable energy around us.. That's a dead-end statement, because the nature of the object is that it can't be measured/proven nor falsified.. But there are some interesting point of views in the matter.. For example, I read a text written by Theodosius Dobzhansky : 'Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution. He talks about, well, what's in the title, but also about the fact that he is both a Geneticist/Evolutionist, AND a devote believer.

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deepXcode    2

Last few months I'm pretty much into Slavic Neopaganism and Rodnovjerje, not saying that I'm a beliver, just finding some interesting customs, such as this one from Russia - name giving and wedding ceremony

 

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But overall I can say for myself that I'm agnost.

 

 

Pardon me, but may I ask a few questions?

 

At first a little intruduction. I am a russian living in Ukraine since 1 y.o.

For the past year I have also became deeply interested in this kind of thing. But not from religious side, but from the side of searching the roots of the nation I am living in and "coming back to nature".

My main interests here are: food, crafts, art, beliefs. I am trying to restore information about the past.

 

And about music in particular. Trying to find out the real native instruments of slavs. There are some ones widely available, some less and many are taken from the other cultures... Especially drums. There seem to be no slavic drums survived!

 

I am also very surprised about slavic nations... Positively and negatively. P. because there are so many of them and I see a lot of similarities and can understand most of the languages which gives a rich feeling. N. because there seem to be so few of cooperation...

 

So, in the flavor of the introduction above, here are the questions:

 

- Why the video is russian, aren't there a croatian relevance?

- Do you get yourself involved only into croatian movement or other nations too?

- Are you finding out the information about the native music instruments? If so, feel free to share with results.

- Have you had a chance to find out some really great native songs? Something like

. According to Wikipedia, "the haunting choral song that plays throughout the film is a wedding song, sung to get rid of all evil influences that are about to follow" and "Kenji Kawai originally wanted to use Bulgarian folk singers" (which are also slavic).

 

Cheers.

 

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Thanks for the attention. / Спасибо за внимание. / Дякую за увагу.

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echo void    0

Nagualism and the vibrational law of attraction

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reger    12

I'm a member of the church of the latter-day dude.

Right. I'm dudeist ... a dudeist priest to be precise.

 

Don't know what it is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dudeism

 

Anybody needs a wedding? A divorce? A funeral? I do it for one bottle of quality Whisky.

 

That is, by the way, no joke. I am damn (dudeistic damn) serious!

 

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I would, however, not classify music as a religion. Religion is what you make out of it. The essence of it are just sounds.

 

AKA Pastafarian:

http://en.wikipedia....aghetti_Monster

 

And heres how its done IRL:

http://www.bbc.co.uk...europe-14135523

 

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technosomy    214

it's all about perception.

are we talking in mind or conciousness?

in this body we extremely limited

i blame saturn for all the confusion and control around us, religion is not exempt

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Cynos    20

I'm an Atheist.

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tulpa23    1

I'm an atheist since i was 11... now i'm discovering a lot of things about spirituality; after various reading of gurdjieff, ouspensky and castaneda my vision is radically changed

 

in these days i'm reading stuff about sufism ...

 

 

the fact that is standing in front of me is this: we're sleeping in the bed of our ego, no one is really connected with our spiritual beings because of our education... if some one feel this, simply he have to discover and observe this thing, elevating his spirit and soul for the love of the whole universe.

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Drosophila    98

I guess I am an Agnostic, and I guess because of the same reasons Antares just described. Plus I don't really care, and by that I mean I really don't see the reason why I should ever be able to see the real truth behind our and the cosmos's existence, it's simply to grand, too alien, too ancient. I do like to play with the though of why and how, but to truly believe, no not for me, I see no reason.

 

but this short documentary is rather funny, haven't really figured out how all their experiments work though.

 

 

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Rotwang    321

Christian here.

Amish/former Amish?

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Rotwang    321

What does your name mean then?

 

Welcome to Psynews, by the way.

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AmishHacker    0

Thanks for the welcome. Great to be around so many people with a true passion for psytrance. The nickname was given to me by a friend many years ago. I like to live a simple, but connected life and he would always joke that if I built my own server it would be in a barn. :) LOVE the Homer Simpson GIF, btw.

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Luminon    1

I practice Atheism often. It's not easy - you have to know how to refute logical fallacies and creationist arguments, it takes lots of biology and geology to be an atheist nowadays :D

 

But actually, my primary "religion" is Theosophy. It's rather a philosophy, a method of expanding the consciousness. I use it, because I have many strange experiences and nothing else really fits on them but Theosophy. People have classified it as agnostic pantheism. I don't know if there's a God, but he better be at least as big and complex (as the) universe, or I'm not impressed.

I don't know about God, but this spiritual enlightenment thing, that's real. I am tripping with my third eye blazing like little high-voltage coil... Well, but that's my private business. I'll see where it leads.

 

If I'm religious about something, it's militant humanism. I have a great faith in humanity that we will work to get over this crisis and live in a new society where humans come first, and all the lowly isms like capitalism or socialism come second and must serve humanity. Right now it's the other way. I get real militant if someone doubts this to my face, that's blasphemy! :angry:

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zoltan_g    0

My beliefs are all a bit mixed up really. I don't think you can possibly hope to really understand or fit a divine source into a human head, it just won't fit, like trying to pour 50 litres of water into an egg cup. For that reason I don't agree with organised religions and all that control.

 

Having said that, I've seen and experienced far too many unexplained and just down right weird and utterly bizarre things to think that reality is just what we normally perceive day to day.

I guess I'm a mixture of Shinto, Taoism, Animism and good old Paganism and none of the above on some days.

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GapTheMind    2

I'm a buddhist, have been so for about two years now. I used to be an atheist/agnostic (some might say being atheist/agnostic is part of being a buddhist, but there are differences) and was VERY skeptic towards all eastern religions, back then i thought all buddhists sounded like deluded ego-trippers, which is kinda sad, because i really knew NOTHING about buddhism. For a long time i tried to deny my buddhist beliefs, because let's be honest, alot of that stuff is really out there! But i eventually realised that it made perfect sense to me, a point of no return if you will.

 

I actually imagined there to be more followers of eastern religions on this board, but i'm kinda glad to see people haven't just jumped on the bandwagon because of the eastern/indian influences in psytrance :P

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d.leerium    3

In most people's view, I'd probably qualify as an atheist, but I would never describe myself as one since the term alone, the -ism suffix in 'atheism', suggests a belief, a conviction, a quasi-religious kind of dogmatism. Atheism is the belief that no god exists. To me, believing that no god exists already acknowledges the validity of the concept of 'belief', which is - essentially - a religious concept. I simply don't care about religion, it's a totally transparent cultural construction that, for some reason beyond my comprehension, has the better part of humankind fooled. So, strictly speaking I'm no atheist, in fact I'm no -ist at all: I neither believe in God or gods, nor do I believe that they do not exist. I simply reject believing altogether. To me, the idea of gods is a mere thought experiment, and even as a child I grew weary of it.

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GagaISM    18

I worship Death as the orgasm of life and the quintessential moment of liberation. Reaper be my guide!

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