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  • Miss Pearl replied to the topic Welcome Miss Pearl in the forum Group logo of Shining Tea RoomShining Tea Room 4 weeks ago

    I feel awfully silly about my confusion about posting – it seems it’s taken me this long to find the forum section and figure out how to post properly. I’m usually fairly good with elektraspace things, too. I very much apologize, it’s actually quite embarrassing.

    I’m just going to repost the comments I previous made.

    Posted 17/6/23
    “Rayati, a…[Read more]

  • May your new name be the one that accompanies you through a life of happiness.

  • Rayati Mei-san,
    I happen to be very fond of the name Elizabeth, myself. How exciting!

  • Rayati!

    I’ve come to a conclusion about my new name.

    Sushuri-chei, as much as I wish I could take a Japanese name, my family is of English origin and we live in an English country.

    However, I am quite pleased with my choice – Elizabeth.

    I believe it is very beautiful, and it is certainly a classical name. I’m incredibly excited to go…[Read more]

  • Rosamunda-chei, I humbly beg your pardon! I did not mean to say that mascul and melini could ever be the same, and I know I worded that quite poorly. I suppose I was pointing more towards the “protective” aspect that each may hold depending on the dominant gender roles.

    I strongly agree with your statement regarding the need for a large grain of…[Read more]

  • As I see it, the idea of Aristasia/Chelouranya being “sexist” rather misses the point. Whether its ideas regarding schizomorphic (male/female) worlds are fair or unfair to them could be open to debate, but the unfairness, if it existed, would not be to men in particular but to both men and women.

    If the gentleman in question was part of a…[Read more]

  • I think someone much more intelligent than I am should probably speak to social gender roles and their origin (Lady Aquila? Sushuri-chei? Miss Sorciere? Tasukete kudasaimasen ka?), however, I must say that masculi, even in their most ideal form, are fundamentally different from melini. We are not Vikhelic by nature, more than any axial being must…[Read more]

  • Beloved maidens –

    Recently, I was speaking to a friend who is a De’anist, and is slowly warming up to the idea of feminine essentialism. In the De’anic community outside of Chelouranya there was a mascül who was very involved, but appears to have recently left De’anism because he felt that Aristasians/Chelouranyan feminine essentialism was…[Read more]

  • Clare Trent replied to the topic Beliefs in the forum Group logo of Shining Tea RoomShining Tea Room 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Rayati minasan, and especially Miss Cordelia,
    Please excuse me that I don’t visit here very often — indeed I may never have welcomed you personally, for which, if that is the cae, I offer my sincere apologies — but I have been reading this interesting thread in the evening summaries that arrive in my inbox.

    Sanae-chei has given you her…[Read more]

  • Sanae replied to the topic Beliefs in the forum Group logo of Shining Tea RoomShining Tea Room 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Honored Miss Flyte, I can only speak to my own experience, and I am far from a knowledgable maid about these things, but perhaps what I have perceived will be helpful to you.

    You asked how we seek the Mother Who loves us. As for me, I follow the Sushuric path– the path of Love. I imagine (perhaps this is not the correct word, I beg your…[Read more]

  • Cordelia replied to the topic Beliefs in the forum Group logo of Shining Tea RoomShining Tea Room 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    I very much agree with both of you, which is stopping me from ascribing to any current creed at present. Yet how then do we seek this mother who loves us?

  • Sushuri replied to the topic Beliefs in the forum Group logo of Shining Tea RoomShining Tea Room 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    That is true, isn’t it? But I think we can say that we have a Mother who loves us.

  • I think reconstructions of non-living religions is dubious at the best of times not least because most rely on some kind of initiatic succession which no longer exists.

    However in the case of palaeolithic religions, the term “reconstruction” is completely inapplicable. Since no one knows anything about these religions beyond the statues there is…[Read more]

  • Cordelia replied to the topic Beliefs in the forum Group logo of Shining Tea RoomShining Tea Room 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    Ah, I see what you mean! Thank you for explaining~ I also agree that there is something off about modernists taking a living religion from its societal roots and context, but does anyone have any thoughts about reconstructionist religions based on the palaeolithic goddess cults? I’ve just found it interesting how in so many myths, especially Greek…[Read more]

  • Petite Sorcière replied to the topic Beliefs in the forum Group logo of Shining Tea RoomShining Tea Room 2 months ago

    I said most accessible rather than closest, which is a slightly different thing.

    In a way I think the Vedanta expresses Truth more “explicitly” (an absurd term since “explicitness” is precisely what isn’t possible – the Tao that can be spoken is not the true Tao) but whether Vedic-based “religion” is possible to people outside the Indian caste…[Read more]

  • Cordelia replied to the topic Beliefs in the forum Group logo of Shining Tea RoomShining Tea Room 2 months ago

    You make a very good point, Petite Sorcière! It’s human egotism to expect to be able to understand the universal truth- surely something that all-consuming would be utterly incomprehensible. May I ask why you find Buddhism closest to it, tho?

  • Petite Sorcière replied to the topic Beliefs in the forum Group logo of Shining Tea RoomShining Tea Room 2 months ago

    “Belief” is a curious idea isn’t it? I mean, in relation to “religion”. In Christianity it has tended to mean “I believe this to be true because I believe all other religions to be false”. I think it would be curious if what one “believed” happened to be the “only truth”.

    So I guess I believe that there is a fundamental Truth that is beyond the…[Read more]

  • Cordelia started the topic Beliefs in the forum Group logo of Shining Tea RoomShining Tea Room 2 months ago

    Rayati!

    I’ve not seen such a general discussion of religious beliefs on here, but I’d be interested in one. So it would be lovely to know, especially if you’re a déanist, what groups you associate with and what you believe in, if that’s all right~

  • Please forgive my late reply.

    I am so sorry you are having such horrible difficulties. I have been thinking about your name question. The one you use here, Mei is very lovely I think. Is that 明 Mei meaning light, made up from the sun and moon kanji?

    I was also thinking about 和子 Kazuko which would mean Child of Harmony, or of Peace.

    Kazuki is an…[Read more]

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