• Petite Sorcière replied to the topic Beliefs in the forum Group logo of Shining Tea RoomShining Tea Room 2 days, 8 hours 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 days, 8 hours 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?

  • “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 3 days, 9 hours ago


    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]

  • Rayati! Please grant me your loving indulgence.

    First, it is only fitting that I should wish everyone a *slightly* early blessed Exaltation/May Day! May Dea bless such a wonderful holiday for us all.

    I beg your forgiveness for bringing a more sad topic onto the forum, but of late there have been concerns with the mascül that my mother was…[Read more]

  • Mei replied to the topic Welcome Miss Eriana in the forum Group logo of Shining Tea RoomShining Tea Room 1 month, 1 week ago

    Rayati, Miss Eriana! Please grant me your loving indulgence, and forgive my lateness.

    That is such a lovely story idea; I wish you the best of luck and guidance with it!

    In Amity,

  • Rayati, Miss Eriana,

    I subscribe to TheLongHairedFlapper on Youtube, and she has some lovely videos on scents from the Victorian era through to the 20s, which can be made with essential oils. Do let us know how how your perfume-making goes!

  • Rayati!

    This thread has made me want to start creating my own perfumes! I have a small essential oil and fragrance oil collection that I’d like to put to good use. I’m sure there are some tutorials on the internet. And then it’s just a case of getting some nice glass bottles and coming up with some lovely names :)

  • Rayati!

    If I may revive this, I would just like to add some favourites of my own, and ask if anyone has experience with a company I am interested in buying from. I too agree that modern perfumes smell terribly artificial, and that oil-based ones are best, however one eau de toilette which has impressed me greatly is Après L’Ondée, also by G…[Read more]

  • Rayati Miss Eriana,

    I apologise greatly for my lateness! Please give me your loving indulgence. I adore your story idea, and wish you the best of luck with it. I would like to extend an offer of help alongside Sushuri-chei and Rill-chei, and hope you will enjoy your time here.

    In Amity,

    Cordelia Flyte

  • Rayati Miss Eriana,

    How nice to meet you!

    If you have questions please feel free to ask. Or if there are things you would like to discuss, please feel free to raise them. We don’t really mind what people ask or discuss. And are happy to discuss everything very freely.

    So if there are things that you are doubtful about please feel free to raise…[Read more]

  • Rayati, Miss Yuriko, and thank you for your lovely welcome!

    Indeed. I have been working on a book for a while that takes place in a fantasy universe in which a young exiled princess teams up with a priestess, and they help fulfil a prophecy relating to the return of Dea to the land. I am still figuring some things out and am still in the world…[Read more]

  • Rayati and welcome Honored Miss Eriana,

    Please give me your loving indulgence. I am so glad that you are here.

    If you would like, please let us know a little about yourself. I see from your profile that you are interested in science fiction and high fantasy, and that you dream of writing.

    I have been reading the Narnia series in Japanese…[Read more]

  • Rayati, and welcome, Miss Lauliette!
    I beg your forgiveness for my tardiness; please give me your loving indulgence!
    I look forward to getting to know you around Shining World.
    In Amity,

  • Rayati, and many thanks for the warm welcome.

    I did mention in prior correspondence with the honored Miss Sushuri that I would elaborate on my personal history within the motherland, and would be glad to do so.

    A bit over a decade ago, as a schoolgirl, I was very close friends with a lovely maid who told me stories of the Motherland. I felt a…[Read more]

  • Oh I meant using them to make collages that included the appropriate symbolism, I’ve made rather a study of tarot and am familiar ^_^

  • Rayati and welcome, Honored Miss Lauliette,

    Please give me your loving indulgence.

    I look forward to getting to know you better, and I hope you enjoy your stay with us.

    In Amity,
    Yuriko Rill

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