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Re: crystals
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hmmmmm ... crystals are a great topic of interest for me. I have always been interested in the harmony and order that can emerge from apparent chaos. What makes this amazing organization occur is energy; and as the energy runs its course it might appear like chaos, but as the energy flows and dissipates and changes form ... a beautiful emergeance occurs. Crystals. Naturally faceted individual crystals and clusters of crystals can occur if they have enough room to grow; otherwise they grow solidly together and form beautiful rocks like granite. But, if they have the room, the crystals will grow into large individual crystals which if found, can be cut and faceted into even more dazzling forms. The outside shape of a natural crystal is an indication of its internal arrangment of atoms and molecules. This is the lattice structure of the crystal. All crystals of one type, for example, transparent colorless quartz have a similar energy signature because they are all SiO2 with a hexagonal crystal form. But there is an uncountable number of quartz varieties ... and all of these have their own unique energy signatures as well. Are there metaphysical(after/beyond physics) properties to all of these crystals? I believe that besides a physical interaction, that there is an energetic interaction ... and each of these can have an interaction with every aspect of everything; whether spiritually, mentally, emotionally as well as the obvious physical interaction.

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Re: Robert James Bolcerek, husband to Patty Bolcerek (aka Neaj Pa Bol)
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Dear Patty (Master Neaj Pa Bol),

My thoughts are with you .. and my meditations are being sent into the Force for you and your family.

We are not this crude matter, but are luminous spiritual beings learning the lessons that this physical body presents to us, and then joining the realm of the Living Force with joy to take an active part in the nuturing of all sentient beings.

May the Living Force continue to strengthen and guide you at this time and always,

Sam (Nassim)

Posted on: 2008/2/19 1:07
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Re: REIKI - Tutorial
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Thanks Jedi Grayson ...

... I recommend anyone who wants to pursue Reiki training to read through this entire thread & email me ...

Nassim

Posted on: 2008/2/13 2:34
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Re: The Obvious Jump.
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Greetings Jedi,

One thing about training to use a lightsaber would be to consider its construction... and when doing that you realize that it would be unlike normal sword training. Why?
Because you have a weightless blade with a hilt which can have substantial weight. In the hilt you have the powerplant, crystal energy chamber, & arcwave blade generator which along with the metal of the hilt itself adds to the total weight.
The trick is to train with an unbalanced bladed sword where the significant weight is the hilt. Any ideas?

The following quote is from the Tao Te Ching by Lao-tzu ... it is chapter 31(translated by Stan Rosenthal):

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"Weapons of war are instruments of fear,
and are abhorred by those who follow the Tao.

The leader who follows the natural way
does not abide them.

The warrior king leans to his right,
from whence there comes his generals' advice,
but the peaceful king looks to his left,
where sits his counsellor of peace.

When he looks to his left, it is a time of peace,
and when to the right, a time for sorrow.

Weapons of war are instruments of fear,
and are not favoured by the wise,
who use them only when there is no choice,
for peace and stillness are dear to their hearts,
and victory causes them no rejoicing.

To rejoice in victory is to delight in killing;
to delight in killing is to have no self-being.
The conduct of war is that of a funeral;
when people are killed, it is a time of mourning.

This is why even victorious battle
should be observed without rejoicing."


Something to keep in mind when discussing weaponry.

Nassim

Posted on: 2008/1/27 19:52
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Re: Happy Birthday Kel-Dor
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Alex!

Happy birthday! I wish you the very best in all things.

pax vobiscum,

Nassim

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Re: Help :( I am new here
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So, my question is, is it really possible to simply know things about people you have never even met when you are considered a jedi? Or was this simply a mind trick?


Greetings KayJay,

Those who are Jedi become more & more connected to the Force by the quieting our minds through meditation. Meditation is the most important training. This is how we learn to sense and feel the Force and strengthen our connection to all things.

Various Jedi have various gifts of the Force, such as psychic (precognition, prophesy, clairvoyance, telepathy, telekinesis, divination, remote viewing, knowing, etc) abilities, energy healing, extraordinary physical abilities, taping into the Force for stamina & strength, etc.

These sixth sense and paranormal abilities do not define a Jedi, but they are part of what a Jedi is. A Jedi believes and trusts in the Force and diminishes the personal ego. A Jedi is always training to be strong spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically... and that is to be strong in the Force, to be constantly learning and exercising the mind, to always be mindful of their thoughts and feelings daily, and to be involved in regular physical training. A Jedi incorporates the Jedi Code into daily thoughts and living.

I hope this was helpful.

May the Force be with you,

Nassim

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Re: parts needed to build a LED lightsaber
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Hi Alex,

Look at this web shop ...

https://www.thecustomsabershop.com/

I wish you well with your saber construction.

MTFBWYA,

Nassim

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Re: Are Jedi Realists really a stealth religion?
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Dear Jedi

The following quotes by George Lucas were taken from the “Of Myth & Men” interview by Bill Moyers at the Skywalker Ranch. Another thing to note here is that Bill Moyers also interviewed Joseph Campbell at the Skywalker Ranch for the “Power of Myth” series (1985-86).

These quotes by Lucas are revealing concerning what he had in mind when he created the Jedi and their belief in the Force as part of the Star Wars cosmology. By no stretch of the imagination are Jedi secular. To say that the Jedi created by George Lucas are secular would deny the purpose George Lucas meant for the Jedi and their faith in the Force to be the trunk-of-the-tree expression of all religions and spiritualities humanity holds dear.

“When I wrote the first Star Wars, I had to come up with a whole cosmology: What do people believe in? I had to do something that was relevant, something that imitated a belief system that has been around for thousands of years, and that most people on the planet, one way or another, have some kind of connection to.I didn't want to invent a religion. I wanted to try to explain in a different way the religions that have already existed. I wanted to express it all.”

George Lucas’ thinking mirrors Joseph Campbell’s thinking in the following quote…

“…all the religions are true. (...) Religion is basically a container for faith. And faith in our culture, our world and on a larger issue, the mystical level--which is God, what one might describe as a supernatural, or the things that we can't explain--is a very important part of what allows us to remain stable, remain balanced”

Joseph Campbell said in the Power of Myth (Book by Bill Moyers) on page 56, “Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically.”

Did George Lucas say that the Force is God?

“I would hesitate to call the Force God. It's designed primarily to make young people think about the mystery. Not to say, "Here's the answer." It's to say, "Think about this for a second. Is there a God? What does God look like? What does God sound like? What does God feel like? How do we relate to God?" Just getting young people to think at that level is what I've been trying to do in the films. What eventual manifestation that takes place in terms of how they describe their God, what form their faith takes, is not the point of the movie.”

George Lucas wasn’t trying to start a new religious movement but to awaken spirituality and to ask questions about the mystery.

“I see Star Wars as taking all the issues that religion represents and trying to distill them down into a more modern and easily accessible construct--that there is a greater mystery out there. (...) I put the Force into the movie in order to try to awaken a certain kind of spirituality in young people--more a belief in God than a belief in any particular religious system. I wanted to make it so that young people would begin to ask questions about the mystery. Not having enough interest in the mysteries of life to ask the question, "Is there a God or is there not a God?"--that is for me the worst thing that can happen. I think you should have an opinion about that. Or you should be saying, ‘I'm looking. I'm very curious about this, and I am going to continue to look until I can find an answer, and if I can't find an answer, then I'll die trying.’ I think it's important to have a belief system and to have faith.”

Even though I have editorialized a little, it should be evident by these words of George Lucas that his writings concerning the Jedi and the Force reveal his concern about incorporating belief, faith, spirituality, & religion in the cosmology of the Star Wars universe. These elements cannot be separated from the Jedi without destroying the whole idea of what the Jedi are all about. We must determine in our own lives whether or not we want to parallel in spirit these Jedi ... it all depends on how we think about ourselves, not how others attempt to define and catagorize us.

May the Force guide and strengthen us,

Nassim

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Re: Are Jedi Realists really a stealth religion?
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Perhaps this will help unify some of what this discussion thread is about concerning the dichotomy of what should be one thing … and that is being a Jedi. ..


Christians have the Templar Knights.

Buddhists and Taoists have the Shaolin(young forest) Monks.

One of the problems faced by many western historians is the supposed contraindication of Buddhist principles of non-violence coupled with Shaolin's legendary martial skills. In fact, the Shaolin practitioner is never an attacker, nor does he or she dispatch the most devastating defenses in any situation. Rather, the study of kung fu leads to better understanding of violence, and consequently how to avoid conflict. If a Buddhist fails to avoid conflict and who refuses to accept an offering of violence merely returns the offering back to the sender. Initially, the kung fu expert may choose to parry an attack, but if an assailant is both skilled and determined to cause harm, a more definitive and concluding solution may be required, from a joint-lock hold to a knockout, to death. The more sophisticated and violent an assault the more devastating the return of the attack to the attacker. Buddhists are not, therefore, hurting anyone; they merely refuse delivery of intended harm. The Shaolin way is one that started from Buddhism and later adopted many Taoist principles to become a new sect. Thus even though a temple may have been Taoist or Buddhist at first, once it became Shaolin, it was a member of a new spiritual order.

Shinto produced Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu -- which is the oldest existing Japanese martial arts system in Japan. It is a Samurai system, teaching the ancient arts of combat needed by warriors to survive on the battlefield. It is a comprehensive martial system, meaning study is made of a broad range of martial skills. Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu was also the first system to have the art of Ninjutsu as one of the skills in its curriculum.

Throughout history we see spiritual paths that were referred to by common names … Christian, Buddhist, Shintoists, Taoist, and now a new spiritual path called Jedi based on the modern mythos of Star Wars. I feel that the Living Force through the collective unconscious inspired George Lucas and other writers to present us this spiritual path. It is up to us to research and gather these gems of spirituality and Jedi way of life from these wonderful stories.

Realize that all of these religious/spiritual groups mentioned above contain subset groups of spiritual warriors, warrior monks, Jedi Knights, etc.

Even though these spiritual warriors, spiritual monks or Jedi Knights are martial in nature they are still Christians, Buddhist, Taoist, or Jedi in their spiritual path. Or if you want to use the terminology and extrapolate into our path … all Jedi Knights are Jedi, but not all Jedi are Jedi Knights.

The root of being a Jedi is NOT the training of the holistic person. There are a multitude of Martial Arts which do that.

If the training of the Holistic person is the basis of being a Jedi, then why be a Jedi at all? … any of the other modes of Martial Arts training would suffice.

The root and basis of being a Jedi is our dedication and connection to the Universal Conscious Living Force and walking the light-side path by incorporating the Jedi Code into our lives. This is what makes us Jedi. Now, if we want to be Jedi Knights, then upon this foundation we train the Holistic person.

I hope this was helpful.

Nassim

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Re: REIKI - Tutorial
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http://templeofthejediforce.org/modul ... t_id=21644#forumpost21644

I pasted this reference above because it has the reference to "tenohira" ... the use of the palms to direct ReiKi to a specific place.

Now try this ...

In meditation as you calm yourself in paying attention to your breath, and your hands are in "gassho" (palms together)position close to your heart ... you draw in the ReiKi energy with each deep slow breath down into the glowing energy reservoir of your "hara"(dantien), and as you release your breath at a faster rate, your hara radiates the healing energy up through your heart center and out through your arms and exiting from your palms. Since your hands are in gassho position they will get quite warm or even hot after a few breaths ... when this happens place your hands on each side of the afflicted area, in your case on each side of your jaw, and continue the breathing and the visualization of the flow of glowing ReiKi flowing to your hara with every inhale, and radiating out of your palms with every exhale. It is important that you drink plenty of water when you are clearing energy blockages.

May you channel the Force powerfully,

Nassim

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