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belmurru
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21/06/2015 3:49 pm  

Today the year is middle-aged,
Summer’s course is midway run.
Some say, in error, it’s just begun,
But for us, the knowing,
It is the saddest day.

Hail the triumphator, therefore:
It is his highest noon.
Say goodbye to lengthening days,
Seize those fleeting minutes of light,
For they have now begun to grant,
Imperceptibly at first,
Their apportioned third back to the night.

May is glorious, June bittersweet,
July the repose that the racer has won.
So on this middle-of-the-summer day,
Give a thought to him,
As we turn and fall back toward the Sun.

RGRC

(relevant for mid-northern latitudes only, of course; in mid-southern latitudes, it is the winter solstice and for me the beginning of great joy)


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21/06/2015 10:53 pm  

Like!


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belmurru
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22/06/2015 8:48 am  
"david" wrote:
Like!

Thank you very much. I'm glad you like it.


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22/06/2015 7:13 pm  

Pleasure.


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23/06/2015 2:25 am  

i hate the fucking summer so i say good riddance. lol the sooner the better 😛
but yes i liked your poem 🙂


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23/06/2015 8:27 pm  
"christibrany" wrote:
i hate the fucking summer so i say good riddance. lol the sooner the better 😛

You hate the summer? 

Why?  How?


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23/06/2015 11:48 pm  

Oriental Medicine comes to the rescue, eplaining why people dislike certain seasons (but not why they use profanity on a semi-public forum where children are surely gathered to watch the cartoons).

A person who is imbalanced with an excess of the FIRE element wouls surely suffer in the heat of Simmer. Likewise, an excess of the WATER element would make one be uncomfortable in the cold of Winter. "Imbalanced" doesn't mean they have a disease or that they are unique or that they should see a psychologist; all of us have a particular element that is stronger in relation to the other four elements. It defines our character and is also the source of our weakest season. I, for example, do not like the heat of Summer, but I also am not too happy about Winter chilliness ... but those both pale in comparison to my reaction to DAMPNESS, which is the element of Late Summer, and which will make me physically ill if it gets too strong.

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24/06/2015 12:02 am  

Incredible stuff.  Just one problem though and it's to do with your outmoded Aristotolean categorization system of "elements".  People's preferences for this or that, including their aversion to heat or cold, has nothing to do with the reality of the four occult elements.  These are a mere ancient, pre-scientific method of mapping reality, wholly simplistic and primitive.


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24/06/2015 12:49 am  
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... aversion to heat or cold, has nothing to do with the reality of the four occult elements.

No, no, no. It's the FIVE elemenys of Oriental Medicine of which I write. Acupuncturists are LICENSED by the Medical Agencies in States and Countries all over the world, and the FIVE elements are included in license testing, diagnosis and treatment.

You have just made an "official" (sounding) statement about something you apparently know NOTHING about. How do you get off being an expert in fields where you don't even know the basic basics?

Why did you change my 5-element statement to 4-elements, and why are they "occult?"


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24/06/2015 7:43 am  

I see, an easy mistake to make and I apologise but this is for another thread.


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24/06/2015 8:41 pm  

I appreciate that you hold this in high value but I don't think it's proper science.  Anyway, for another discussion and another time maybe. 


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24/06/2015 9:52 pm  

After stonewalling by diverting the topic to another thread, you double-post upon the same OT (off-topic)(which is not "off" as we were discussing Summer) in order to get the[s:22ddskfc]lost[/s:22ddskfc], er, last word in ... which I will allow you to do. But AC has something to say to you ...

"It is egomaniac vanity that prompts disbelief in phenomena merely because they
lie outside the infinitesimally minute pilule of one's own personal experience."[/align:22ddskfc]


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24/06/2015 10:45 pm  

I'll leave you to it.  "By doing certain things" and al that.


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25/06/2015 3:38 am  
"Shiva" wrote:

"It is egomaniac vanity that prompts disbelief in phenomena merely because they
lie outside the infinitesimally minute pilule of one's own personal experience."[/align:1l4eorda]

;D Ha! That's a gem that'll get me through the summer! Thanks for that.


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25/06/2015 4:24 pm  
"Tao" wrote:
That's a gem that'll get me through the summer!

I thought it was rather clever when I first read it back around '64. But then, when I wanted to quote it directly, I couldn't remember where it was writtem. So I googled and it popped right up in Magick Without [s:c6vf6mgm]Ego[/s:c6vf6mgm] Tears.

There are two things to remember here: (1) Google is the Borg. (2) Egomanic Vanity is the key-phrase, and it applies herewith and in sooo many other threads.


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