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by Cory Duchesne
Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Greek Athletics and the Anti-Christ
Replies: 4
Views: 970

Re: Greek Athletics and the Anti-Christ

Very interesting, thank you, Diebert. "During the journey we commonly forget its goal. Almost every profession is chosen and commenced as a means to an end but continued as an end in itself. Forgetting our objectives is the most frequent of all acts of stupidity." (Nietzsche) I think it must be one ...
by Cory Duchesne
Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Greek Athletics and the Anti-Christ
Replies: 4
Views: 970

Re: Greek Athletics and the Anti-Christ

Ok so what does this have to do with the Anti-Christ? Greek athletics aggrandize the physical body and world in relation to the human audience to the point where men are willing to die in order to get glory from the world. Losing was regarded as the highest disgrace because gaining the world was se...
by Cory Duchesne
Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Greek Athletics and the Anti-Christ
Replies: 4
Views: 970

Greek Athletics and the Anti-Christ

The Greeks did not play sports. Our word play is related to the Greek word pais (child), and there was nothing childish about Greek athletics. The Greek word was Agonia, and our modern derivation, agony, hits closer to their mark. From Homeric times, sports were a deadly serious affair. Poets, philo...
by Cory Duchesne
Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:59 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: the Core Obstacle to Justice
Replies: 8
Views: 1943

Re: the Core Obstacle to Justice

My own experience of being feminized throughout grade school is that it involves a few basic principles of psychology. The first principle is a jealous fixation on peers. This occurs far more readily when the sexes are in close approximation to each other. The child's psychology becomes much more ir...
by Cory Duchesne
Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: the Core Obstacle to Justice
Replies: 8
Views: 1943

Re: the Core Obstacle to Justice

I'm not sure exactly what you're getting at. Rituals introduced at school? Do you mean they should teach philosophy? What does this ritual or separation from the physical world look like? You could say some religions already do this. I suppose Genius Forum itself creates a kind of rational, purpose...
by Cory Duchesne
Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Boldness and Timidity
Replies: 26
Views: 4256

Re: Boldness and Timidity

Most of the contempt, violence and malice we experience seems to come from human beings who are pretending to be something they are not. Boldness (acting confidently) is the solution to all unhappiness. That's a bold statement :) Violence seems connected to frustrations having built up to some mino...
by Cory Duchesne
Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:51 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Synchronicity as Macroscopic
Replies: 23
Views: 3613

Re: Synchronicity as Macroscopic

"The future is there... looking back at us. Trying to make sense of the fiction we will have become."
- William Gibson, Pattern Recognition
by Cory Duchesne
Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:50 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Synchronicity as Macroscopic
Replies: 23
Views: 3613

Re: Synchronicity as Macroscopic

Has anyone had a synchronicity event in a lucid dream that then could be correlated into awake time It wasn't a lucid dream because I had no control of my choices. I had a very vivid dream where I watched myself going along with a sequence of events which climaxed into a very symbolic scene, and th...
by Cory Duchesne
Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:15 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Boldness and Timidity
Replies: 26
Views: 4256

Boldness and Timidity

An obstacle to wise living is the ancient problem of anger, violence and sadism. We are all come from childhoods and families that are far from perfect. Most of the contempt, violence and malice we experience seems to come from human beings who are pretending to be something they are not. Boldness (...
by Cory Duchesne
Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:49 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Cold Reading and the Occult
Replies: 8
Views: 1455

Re: Cold Reading and the Occult

Ah, we're talking past each other here, coming from differing perspectives. According to Jung the introversion-extraversion types do not over lap, and only modest synthesis is even possible. This is in opposition to yin & yang theories of wholeness. Per Wiki: "Types (extraverted vs. introverted) ar...
by Cory Duchesne
Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:19 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Projects for: "I have come to start a fire..."
Replies: 76
Views: 7282

Re: Projects for: "I have come to start a fire..."

What are your ideas on how to ignite the world-burning fire, that drives people to cross the river of philosophy, and reach the other shore? How would you make the spiritual life visible in today's world, in a practical and down-to-earth sense? Kelly, I think you'll be genuinely useful for criticiz...
by Cory Duchesne
Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:03 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Calling The Next Generation
Replies: 22
Views: 2681

Re: Calling The Next Generation

I agree that there is a problem with cramming. I'm slowly simplifying. The weakness of "loudness" is the weakness of the rooster. The loudness wakes people up. Any intelligent person will cut through the fluff easily enough. I offer an artistic and philosophical way of advertising, and also a way of...
by Cory Duchesne
Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Calling The Next Generation
Replies: 22
Views: 2681

Re: Calling The Next Generation

I think the best way to light a fire under the arses of the most sickly and impotent, smug posters here, and generally purge the system, is to call for a strong rededication of members to spiritual goals, and to get creating that vital elixir in yourselves. Then let's see a massive, powerful explos...
by Cory Duchesne
Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Cold Reading and the Occult
Replies: 8
Views: 1455

Re: Cold Reading and the Occult

As for the introvert vs. extrovert part of your post, you got me. I've been reading C.G. Jung of late, and it was his belief that one trait is always dominate. Some accord between the two sides of self is necessary, but not that difficult, or as potentially self-annihilating as the tussle between t...
by Cory Duchesne
Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:23 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: the Core Obstacle to Justice
Replies: 8
Views: 1943

Re: the Core Obstacle to Justice

"What do you consider most humane? - To spare someone shame" - Nietzsche That's a good quote. I think we have to look at it in two ways though. We can spare someone shame by lying to them (we often protect very elderly people this way), or we can spare someone shame by focusing on the way adults ta...
by Cory Duchesne
Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Gayness, Homosexuality and Anatomy
Replies: 38
Views: 4718

Re: Gayness, Homosexuality and Anatomy

If Leonard Sax is correct about more feminine men being more heterosexual, it makes you wonder if "Neoteny as a trait" is more pronounced in feminine, heterosexual men. A tendency toward childish, babyish, buffoonish humor, silliness, shock humor is certainly Neoteny, or appeals to the immature. Con...
by Cory Duchesne
Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Women Aren't Funny
Replies: 98
Views: 9435

Re: Women Aren't Funny

Great post, Russell. All I'd add is that neoteny, self-presentation as infant, is what Weininger would class a sexual character for women. Babies giggle and laugh, not from a startled admiration of someone's contrived contrapposition of the real vs. imaginary (the sense of humour), but from a primi...
by Cory Duchesne
Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Enlightenment / Despair
Replies: 15
Views: 1657

Re: Enlightenment / Despair

Hello again To those that have struggled with existential despair or loneliness, how have you been able to overcome it? The way I have overcome despair is the same way I have fallen into it. It's been helpful for me to learn practical skills, to meet up with new people and even have girlfriends. Al...
by Cory Duchesne
Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Consciousness vs. the Infinite
Replies: 33
Views: 3688

Re: Consciousness vs. the Infinite

Consciousness struggles not only to make distinctions, but to find a secure relation. The problem of the infinite is the problem of security. Even if you manage to relate yourself to the infinite with high faith in reason, life remains challenging because within that relation to the infinite you can...
by Cory Duchesne
Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: the Core Obstacle to Justice
Replies: 8
Views: 1943

the Core Obstacle to Justice

The Core Obstacle to Justice is the unwillingness to draw attention to embarrassment. Man foolishly prides himself too much on his class. "Class" or being "Classy" is essentially the clothes that mankind covers over himself so that his illusory qualities are heightened and his actual character is co...
by Cory Duchesne
Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Gayness, Homosexuality and Anatomy
Replies: 38
Views: 4718

Re: Gayness, Homosexuality and Anatomy

Let's say that [1] There's no woman From this it follows that [2] Everybody is gay. "Woman" is a reality that I can't prove to you. Woman is like a rock that a person hits his foot against accidentally. Just when you think you really understand what woman is, you realize it's more painful than you ...
by Cory Duchesne
Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Synchronicity as Macroscopic
Replies: 23
Views: 3613

Re: Synchronicity as Macroscopic

That's better :-) I've never thought much about mechanical-temporal-causation. Perhaps because of reading so much Science Fiction as a child, the notion that anything is possible is almost mundane now. The stuff than can occur in certain states of minds, it cannot be described in any language and o...
by Cory Duchesne
Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Gayness, Homosexuality and Anatomy
Replies: 38
Views: 4718

Re: Gayness, Homosexuality and Anatomy

The vogue is surgeries littered with the body parts of ego-dominated, culturally-conditioned deniers superficially seeking to be male or female. C’s desiring A or B . Lots of unnecessary fuss and confused identity made necessary by kleshas, samskaras and vasanas. Leadership: the ability to inflict ...
by Cory Duchesne
Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Gayness, Homosexuality and Anatomy
Replies: 38
Views: 4718

Re: Gayness, Homosexuality and Anatomy

"Gay men appear to be somewhat more masculine than straight men - at least as far as the auditory system is concerned. Diminished hearing isn't the only realm where gay men appear to be hyper-masculine compared with straight men. On certain skeletal anatomic measures, gay men appear to be hyper-masc...
by Cory Duchesne
Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: What is Spirituality?
Replies: 7
Views: 1145

Re: What is Spirituality?

To me spirituality is about two things. 1) Envisioning a better world beyond this one 2) Willing that world into being The world as it presently is, hardly values truth at all, and so I envision a truthful world, and I plant the seeds to bring about that truthful world. The seeds I plant are my spi...