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More to Life posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionMore to Life by Cordelia, Auditor

There is more to life in my opinion, many things, but what?

I can't help but keep pondering over the ideas of alternate realms and parallels in the universe. Or the ideas of spirits and magic. Where does one begin to speak of this topic when there are so many ways it may go?

I can't help but feel that there is more to our reality than we think. We tend to look at what's right in front of us. What about everything underlying? We cannot be the only realm or universe, there may be parallels. Step aside from physics and other sciences. I'm sure there are currently things in this world that cannot be explained by either.

Are humans capable of such a thing as magic, or how powerful is our mind. I believe that man has the ability to do certain things, manipulate energy for example, read people, feed off other's emotions, etc. I may sound insane, and so be it, I'm sure some would think I am for believing such things. Take Outer Body Experiences for example, being able to travel outside of the body in another form, to different planes of reality. Is it possible, people have made claims to doing it but are they merely insane or is it possible to harness the ability or learn to do such things?

If there is such a thing as being able to manipulate energy, is magic possible?

This is completely hypothetical, some of you may believe these things are possible, others may not. I leave it to you to decide for yourselves and I just hope that everything I said made sense. view post


More to Life posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionMore to Life by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

Well there is so much we already have no understanding of in this world parallel universes and such is a definite possibility. One example dark matter is a substance we have very limited understanding of, what does it do, where is it from.

I think to some level humans have a 6th sense so to speak an underlying intuition and some people have it more than others. Our minds have limitless possibilities, humans have not even began to tap into our true potential. view post


More to Life posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionMore to Life by Sorcerous-Words, Auditor

As far as im concerned you did make sense. I believe a lot of what you said about the possibilities of the human mind. I dont know about the parellel universe thing...just never really thought to much about it. but, we only use 10% of our brains...why dont we use the other 90% or how do we learn how? view post


More to Life posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionMore to Life by Cordelia, Auditor

In my opinion, some humans have been able to tap into their true potential. Our true potential, whatever it may be, is most likely much more than those who have tapped into it has tapped into. I doubt many of those who have accomplished this like to make it public. I myself would think that most humans would be too afraid of such things, and would not accept those who had found some underlying potential which science was unable to explain.

Parallel universes on the other hand; people seldom believe things unless science can explain it, if science cannot explain it, it is worthy to be afraid of. Science hasn't explained everything. Some believe that if a parallel does exist, science has to be able to explain it. Can't anything in this world happen with out having to be explained by science? What I mean is, why do we find it so difficult to try to explain things using science even after we can't explain them using it? Perhaps it can be explained, who really knows.

If our minds do have limitless possibilities, then imagine what one could be capable of. view post


More to Life posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionMore to Life by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

As far as im concerned you did make sense. I believe a lot of what you said about the possibilities of the human mind. I dont know about the parellel universe thing...just never really thought to much about it. but, we only use 10% of our brains...why dont we use the other 90% or how do we learn how?




You do realize of course the whole 10% of our brains thing is a myth its not true, but thank you for allowing me to correct this misconception, that saying is believed to be started because of a misquote from Einstein the concept however is basically the same we have not nearly used all of our brain's potential and sometimes i think this was intended, When some people have sever head injuries the brain moves the functions of one part of the brain to a different part. view post


More to Life posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionMore to Life by Cordelia, Auditor

Perhaps so... but I have been contemplating something for awhile; Stephen Hawking, I'm not sure what he has... motor neuron disease or something, but look at what he has accomplished in his life. I don't know if my theory is valid, but I have been contemplating whether or not he is as intelligent as he is due to his disease. Due to the disease, his brain does not focus on or control any part of his body really, except for his thoughts and perhaps some other small things. His brain is just like ours, but the parts that are there which usually control the body, do not, so maybe that enables more of his brain to focus on logic, problem solving, etc.

I'm not sure what I'm trying to say came out the way I meant it to, so I hope it did. view post


More to Life posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionMore to Life by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

I think i understood exaclty what you were saying. Something along the lines that because he doesnt require his brain to control most bodily functions his brain can be used for other things. view post


More to Life posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionMore to Life by Cordelia, Auditor

Exactly, so what are your thoughts on that?

If he can do it, perhaps there is a way for us to learn how to use the parts of our brain that we do not normally use.

Some say that there is a part of our brain that allows us the abilities of telepathy, etc. What are your thoughts on this? view post


More to Life posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionMore to Life by Sorcerous-Words, Auditor

well your right...10% is a misconception...it could be much less. Nuerological studies show that the synaptic connections that one could have are infinite. besides that the different ways that the brain comphensates.... and the amount of electral activity is so varied among different people that i find that statement to be possible...not cold hard truth...but possible. view post


More to Life posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionMore to Life by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

Telepathy is such a specific word, Id say all humans have a sixth sense a subsonscious intuition that helps us daily with interpreting peoples feelings and intentions, or communication without words or body language.

As for can other humans achieve what Hawking did I suppose its possible but we would likely have to sacrifice another function of our brain. What I think humans as a majority should focus on is developing the use of our brain we have now. You can train your mind to do things many consider impossible, I completely believe that people are capable of what the Dunyain are capable of in PoN. view post


More to Life posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionMore to Life by Cordelia, Auditor

So many things may be possible. It bugs me to know that many things I will never find out about in my life time. If we do figure any of these things out.

Mathmeticians, physicists, etc. are currently working on the Unified Field Theory. Apparently if the theory is proven correct or whatever, then it will make alchemy possible. Alchemy is not magic but it is a science, yet another thing we are using science to explain. It still makes me wonder, what would happen if they did prove the theory true and alchemy was made possible?

If something like alchemy can be proven possible using science, can magic after all be possible as well? What are the limits of science? If science can prove it, does that mean that magic is just unexplained science and is nothing more?

There must be more to this world. I hate to think that there is no mystery to what we live in. Everything being proven by science, that's fine but there must be some sort of parallel, anything. view post


More to Life posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionMore to Life by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

Science is just a fancy word used to describe the art of understanding why things do what they do. I have read very little of the Unified Field Theory though I probably should because I am fond of Einstein's work.
If alchemy is achieved that will likely be as close as humans will ever come to magic. view post


More to Life posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionMore to Life by Cordelia, Auditor

Quote: "Warrior-Poet":2gvmu66e
Telepathy is such a specific word, Id say all humans have a sixth sense a subsonscious intuition that helps us daily with interpreting peoples feelings and intentions, or communication without words or body language.

As for can other humans achieve what Hawking did I suppose its possible but we would likely have to sacrifice another function of our brain. What I think humans as a majority should focus on is developing the use of our brain we have now. You can train your mind to do things many consider impossible, I completely believe that people are capable of what the Dunyain are capable of in PoN.[/quote:2gvmu66e]

Speaking of the Dunyain... I have a friend who got me in to the series, it is uncanny how alike Kellhus he is. It freaked me out, everything right down to the description, his way of thinking. He does not see people as people, he sees them differently and it scares me. The worse part is that he believes in magic and being capable of more than we are. Things like that often scare me a bit or make me wonder how a person can be so much like a fictional character. Then again I think we all try to relate ourselves or people we know to characters in books. view post


More to Life posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionMore to Life by Cordelia, Auditor

Quote: "Warrior-Poet":1dxt4qfz
Science is just a fancy word used to describe the art of understanding why things do what they do. I have read very little of the Unified Field Theory though I probably should because I am fond of Einstein's work.
If alchemy is achieved that will likely be as close as humans will ever come to magic.[/quote:1dxt4qfz]

I don't doubt you, but if magic can be accomplished through the manipulation of energy, then I think there is a chance.

Einstein's work fascinates me, I hear some are still trying to figure out how he was so intelligent, etc. I've heard rumours myself, one stating that our brains all use up the same capacity and that Einstein's brain was smaller than average there by making the ratio between the size of his brain and the amount used higher than the norm. view post


More to Life posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionMore to Life by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

I thought it was something along the lines that his brain was connected differently making information processing faster. Its funny Einstein often said that school damaged his intelligence rather than helped it. view post


More to Life posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionMore to Life by Cordelia, Auditor

Like I said, it was a rumour I heard. I'm sure there are many out there like it. But I do love to hypothesize all these "Why?"s. view post


More to Life posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionMore to Life by Sorcerous-Words, Auditor

interesting. i agree with us relating ourselves and others to fictional or real people. I am not quite sure why this scares you though. My contention is that we need to stop fearing and rejecting the unknown for it to be revealed to us. Some believe through some forms of meditation you can reach a point were you can listen so well, that you can hear their thoughts. almost like hearing their soul.

I personally believe this to be true. view post


More to Life posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionMore to Life by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

Speaking of meditation do any of you actually meditate?

If so what kind of meditation do you practice and why. view post


More to Life posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionMore to Life by Cordelia, Auditor

Maybe I used the wrong word, it doesn't scare me but I find it odd. he is unlike any person I've ever met and I doubt there is another like him on the face of this planet.

I do meditate and at one point I began to hear voices, it put me off meditation for awhile, but I do meditate when I can. It brings me peace and gives me a chance to put everything aside. I don't know what those voices were to this day. Ever since I've started, things seem different... view post


More to Life posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionMore to Life by Sorcerous-Words, Auditor

off topic...what cause you to go up in rank? as far as messaging...i just think it is interesting and was wondering how it worked view post


More to Life posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionMore to Life by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

The rank topic always comes up at one point or another, your total amount of posts determines your rank there are intervals at which your rank changes Im not really sure when you guys become peralogues maybe 25 or something check out this topic we are actaully talking about rank often these days. [url:21z88wm4]http://forum.three-seas.com/viewtopic.php?t=1521[/url:21z88wm4] You dont even want to know how long it took me to get my rank, im still waiting to see if I maxed out my rank yet. view post


More to Life posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionMore to Life by Sorcerous-Words, Auditor

I do meditate. not as often in the past 4 months because i dont have as much time as i used to...but yes i do...and its a combination of different buddhist meditations, and how i percieve a path to further understanding the self might include, what about you WP? view post


More to Life posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionMore to Life by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

Myself as you said I too do not have as much time as I wish I had to meditate but when Im not dead tired or have anything else going on I meditate 3 times a day Dawn, Midday, and Midnight. My meditation has more Taoist/Daoist influence than Buddhism but Buddhism techniques are often used. view post


More to Life posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionMore to Life by Sorcerous-Words, Auditor

We seem much alike WP view post


More to Life posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionMore to Life by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

Maybe a little too much alike......

I do like how you used a dash in your name also.
And we both seem to have similar ideas and we both seem to be very intelligent with similar interests. view post


More to Life posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionMore to Life by Sorcerous-Words, Auditor

why thank you. I strongly agree and look forward to your reply of my next post subject: Christianity: Revelations view post


More to Life posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionMore to Life by TheDarkness, Peralogue

as far about brain activity goes, what about savants? they are physically inept but they have forms of genius. i just saw this 60 minutes about this kid who just composed his 5 symphony. more than most compose in thier lifetime. He descirbe the musinc coming in on channels, he said he normally could hear up to ten channels of incoming music> where is this muxinc coming from? maybe another dimension! As far as other dimensions, I strongly reccomend Stephen King's Dark Tower Series. After reading these books, it is hard not to believe in other or parallel dimensions. King has a way of speaking to you and telling the story very intamately as though these things happened to him. He also adresses his readers at the beginning of every book. We are Constant Readers. and he seems to know me personally. anyways the books pose a universe or universes in a very believable way view post


More to Life posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionMore to Life by Sorcerous-Words, Auditor

personally...it coming through another demension sounds a little hokey. I would be more apt to believe it coming from dead relatives...his brain activity differing from ours and being able to pick up the spiritual. Or, maybe it's just a gift of instrumental intelligence? view post


More to Life posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionMore to Life by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

The likely answer is that his brain is creating the music on its own after hearing bits and pieces of music it arranges it automatically to form pieces of music that it knows to be good. view post


More to Life posted 03 December 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionMore to Life by Sorcerous-Words, Auditor

I agree with you WP, but i was just trying to go for the most far out thing i could grasp <!-- s;) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;) --> view post


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