|Posted: November 15, 2005, 1:02 pm - IP Logged|
I'm sitting here chuckling to myself.
Every day on LP there are threads posted, people relating dreams and asking for numbers.
Every day on LP there are astrology/numerology threads.
There's a thread now where someone's trying to skry the numbers.
All fairly low-key, straight-forward mystical. All staying strictly inside the boundaries of 'conventional' mystical thread thinking and discussion.
However, seeing people get their dander up when someone steps outside those fences always brings me to a stop for a moment.
Can people use psi energy to influence the draws? Maybe, though I don't happen to believe it. Not because I don't believe in psi energy, but because I believe the numbers are a phenomenon controlled by some process or energy influence a lot stronger than any psi adept.
But the possibility isn't one I discount entirely just because I don't think that's how the numbers work. Seems to me it's a legitimate matter for discussion even though it's outside the normal boundaries for discussion on the Mystical Forum.
I don't think crop circles have anything to do with the numbers, but I'm willing to consider the possibility and certainly would read any arguments an LP member put forward if someone did believe it.
I don't think there's sufficient evidence to support a case for anyone being able to RV the numbers, but that doesn't keep me from trying, and occasionally thinking I've managed it to a limited degree.
I'm not aware of any solid evidence of time travelers, aliens, energy beings, ghosts, polterwhatchallits, black holes or chaos butterflies doing anything to the numbers, either. But I don't discount the possibility.
Seems to me that's why the Mystical Forum is here. Why it's something with more potential than merely having a string of threads every day with some asking for dream numbers, others posting astrology numbers and moon phases.
Once a person accepts the possibility those dream numbers, astrology numbers, or moon phases might have some validity, where do you draw the line, anyway? You're already outside the bounds of what modern science is willing to accept. You've got your toe in the water of something you don't understand, and that is unacceptable as a conventional viewpoint.
I can understand a person rejecting anything metaphysical. Athiests do it all the time, as do scientists.
But I can't understand anyone suggesting, 'Ah, yeah. I accept dream numbers, I think astrology, moon phases are worth thinking about, but that psi stuff's absurd. Crazy."
Seems to me that sort of thinking is worth a non-response, should anyone get too weird, but the boundary is self-imposed. It's all a matter of where a person decides to build the fences around his mind. And looking beyond fences is a legit activity on LP Mystical Forum.
Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.
It's about number behavior.
Egos don't count.
Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser