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Re: A Question for Herr Hauser and Senor Raul
« Reply #930 on: October 13, 2021, 06:35:03 am »
Holden,

Thank you for the paintings. I cannot see them in my computer for some reason. But I use a cell phone in order to have a look at them.

I hope you are recovering well.

Stay safe.

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VALIS ( For Senor Raul)
« Reply #931 on: October 13, 2021, 02:30:29 pm »
Senor Raul,

Thanks for your message. I would like to recommend a book called Valis by Philip K. Dick to you because it is full of Gnostic ideas.I first read PKD around 2008 and immediately felt that he was onto something. You see, he tries to peek behind the veil, and what he finds horrifies him.

He had a very difficult life and he married a number of women.I do not know if he ever found anything which might be termed as “peace”.

I am not sure if you would be able to see it, but this is a really nice cover of the said book:



Take care.
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Re: A Question for Herr Hauser and Senor Raul
« Reply #932 on: October 13, 2021, 06:14:51 pm »
Holden,

Thank you for your response. I hope you are doing allright. I hope your neighbor, the actor, has left you in peace and also the bikers do not make noise when you are trying to have some sleep at night.  I also hope the power crisis, I read about, does not affect you where you are living.

For some reason I cannot see the cover. Probably old my computer has some configuration issues. But what matters is that your suggestion is important. I hope to read VALIS some day.

I cannot buy books and my only option is downloading ebooks.

In some posts I wrote about former Jesuit Spanish priest Salvador Freixedo who died two years ago. The term human farm comes from one of his books.

In it, Freixedo structures one of his fundamental theories: man is nothing but a guinea pig, and humanity is a farm, of which beings more evolved than us have taken advantage, just as we would do with our own animal farms.
Without realizing it, the cows, oxen, sheep and so many other animals that we exploit, gladly eat and graze what we generously give them, then, still unaware of the intentions of "their protector", they follow him meekly to the slaughterhouse and are sacrificed, although not so gladly.

According to Salvador Freixedo, we are suffering the same fate, only in this case we do not know exactly who the shepherd is. His thesis sustains that humanity is a farm of the "gods", understanding by "gods" some rational beings, ordinarily invisible, superior to man in understanding, who in the end are the real owners of the world.

In the order of transcendent ideas, we, men, believe what they have made us believe - and this is the origin and essence of all religions - and as for our knowledge of Nature, we know what they have let us know. Until just a century ago, technical and scientific advances were largely due to what these beings communicated to some of their "enlightened" friends.

Today, things have changed radically in this regard. The human race has freed itself from many taboos that the "gods" had made it believe -precisely so that it would not advance- and unravels by itself the secrets of matter and Nature.

An important circumstance, which must be taken into account in this thesis, is that these mysterious beings that dominate us from the shadows are neither good nor bad in themselves: they simply use us, just as we use animals.

Even if we hunt animals and even if we organize shows with them, we do not hate them: we simply use them for what is convenient for us. If that use involves good treatment (domestic animals, for example) we treat them well; but if that use involves bad treatment (animals slaughtered for our food) we kill them without any remorse.

The same is done to us by those beings who dominate the world and the human race.

Stay well.

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VALIS in Spanish (ebook)
« Reply #933 on: October 13, 2021, 08:44:22 pm »
Hermano Raul,

I found a couple links to the book in Spanish:  Main Link ---->  Valis page ----> Direct Download of epub book.
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Re: A Question for Herr Hauser and Senor Raul
« Reply #934 on: October 16, 2021, 05:21:20 am »
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To Don Raul the Gnostic
« Reply #935 on: October 16, 2021, 08:22:18 am »

Don Raul,
Two nights back around 10 pm, I got a brainwave about Gnosticism. I could feel that it is quite close to the truth.I wanted to write to you then but I was too tired to do any writing.

Most of the time, I am quite tired.I tend to see demonic faces whenever I look at any human being.

The law of the land is the wife gets half of the husband property and income even if she has been married for just a minute.

The colleges are very expensive. When a student goes to study to a college, I think he is saying yes not only to the electives he would take choose but also to debt. It is a debt-trap. So, when the student gets out,he is left with no choice. He is forced to take up a job.

It does not matter whether he wants to or not. He is forced to to work. If he is married then there is no peace for him at all. The libido drives a lot of men into marriage, into hell.

I look at the ceiling fan and I wonder if one should hang from it. If it would hurt more than being alive.

You certainly are a man who has studied the nature of life a lot-your commitment to Gnosticism as well as bachelorhood is truly admirable.

While it is true that I have been acquainted with it for sometime now, you have helped me to truly appreciate it.

Take care.
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Re: A Question for Herr Hauser and Senor Raul
« Reply #936 on: October 16, 2021, 09:02:21 am »
Hentrich aka The Creepy Sleepy,

Thank you for the ebook. Much appreciated.

By the way I found that in reddit this board is mentioned.

https://www.reddit.com/domain/whybother.freeboards.org/

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Re: A Question for Herr Hauser and Senor Raul
« Reply #937 on: October 16, 2021, 10:49:16 am »
Holden,

Thank you for your response and the video link. I hope you are a little better now.

As I said I am just a scribbler. Gnosticism is a deep subject. I quoted these words before:

“What means exist, then, for breaking this lumbriciform cycle, for wrenching oneself free of the mentality of a qualified amphibian and shattering the vile mirror that eternally throws back our own reflection and hides from us the true splendours of the hyperworld?

It is possible to reject the beguiling trickery of the world by abstaining from procreation, and the majority of Gnostics did this, refusing to insert the absurd parenthesis of life between prenatal nothingness and death. It is more difficult to abstain from feeding oneself. All ascetic disciplines, no matter how austere, involve a minimum of nourishment.

The greatest saints defecated, just like everyone else. One might, therefore, think of a simpler and more radical solution: suicide. But this solution is the absolute antithesis of the Gnostic attitude. Not one of them, at any time, preached suicide.

The aim of the Gnostic is not the conjugate extinction of life and of consciousness, but the mastering of the one and the other, the attainment of a hyper-life and a hyperconsciousness.

For within man himself there exists a proof that all is not lost, and that he possesses, within his very body, evidence of his partially divine origin.

Just as the constellations, those glittering perforations in the cosmic tissue, prove the existence of another world, so, similarly, there exists in the tissue of our cells a perforation through which we can see the spark of life shining. And this perforation is the pupil of the eye.”

Indeed most of the faces I look at are really demonic. Demonic clowns, I should add.
Good business. The wife gets half of her husband´s property even if they were only married for a minute.

What can I say about the human libido? That´s the way we, human beings, have been designed. Pleasure is hell. As you said earlier we are in the wheel of samsara.

Stay well.

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Re: A Question for Herr Hauser and Senor Raul
« Reply #938 on: October 16, 2021, 10:48:21 pm »
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Hentrich aka The Creepy Sleepy,

Thank you for the ebook. Much appreciated.

By the way I found that in reddit this board is mentioned.

I am glad to have found it, Raul of Paraguay.  I notice that the link at reddit, H8 Exist, is to our Remembering Mainlander thread.   In that thread, I have a link to reddit: The immanent philosophy of Philipp Mainländer.

I recall that someone was interested in a translation I had attempted with a computer program, and he directed me to YuYuHunter of reddit.  It would have been about four years ago.   I remember sending it to someone in email, but I was not completely satisfied with how it turned out.  I had purchased the German edition.  I notice that this YuYu has translated Summary of Kant's transcendental idealism : The Philosophy of Salvation

I will post a link to the Old Reddit in our Mainländer thread.

Silenus had found the English translation on the Wayback Machine early in 2019.
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Don Raul,

Thank you for the Gnostic gem which you shared by way of your last message. You have collected all these gnostic gems and I always feel very nice,snug like a bug in a rug, when I get to read what you have to say about Gnosticism.

Like I said in the last message, a few days I back, around 10 p.m.,when I was tired as a dog, I think, I experienced some kind of insight into Gnosticism.

So, far I have read the book by Smoley on the subject. If you were to suggest one book ,apart from this one, what would it be?
Kant said it aptly when he says 'Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made.'
Did he not live well into his 80s? In that era that would have been very painful. Such a powerful mind and yet, Time, about which he had written so much, turned it into mush.
Take care.
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Re: A Question for Herr Hauser and Senor Raul
« Reply #940 on: October 17, 2021, 03:24:26 pm »
Holden,

Once again thank you for your response.

We are clearly living in Gnostic times or Apocalyptic times. By the way every December 8 thousands of Paraguayan pilgrims go to Caacupe, the spiritual capital of this country, to attend the central mass of the Virgin of Caacupe.

I heard on the radio that only people vaccinated against Covid-19 will be able to attend the face-to-face mass following the recommendation of the Ministry of Health. God may not be interested if you are vaccinated or not but certainly his bishops do not see it that way.

Last week in Pedro Juan Caballero, department of Amambay, on the border with Brazil, four people were machine gunned in the city. That in itself is not unusual.

This city is well known for drug-trafficking related murders. But here the victim is different. The 21-year-old daughter of the governor, his boyfriend, supposedly a drug trafficker, and two other young girls were also murdered in their car. The sicarios (hitmen) sprayed the car with 107 bullets.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10083893/Paraguayan-governors-daughter-drug-dealer-boyfriend-two-women-killed-outside-nightclub.html

A tragedy among millions. Human lives have no value in this human farm.

Stay safe.
P.S. Link to Jacques Lacarriere´s The Gnostics
http://libgen.is/book/index.php?md5=B8AB4767B5C08CC3FA1CB9F9F1814852

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 Don Raul,
Thanks for the suggestion.I am really thinking deeply at the moment.Would share my thoughts soon.

Take care.
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