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Superbeast
03-13-2014, 02:59 AM
Hello, Alchemy Forums.
I greet you with wide eyes and open arms.

I want to start by thanking everyone for the amazing resources presented here.
This forum itself has been an amazing resource in my search for knowledge,
and I am honored and excited to be a part of it.

My real name is Triston, but you can call me anything you want.
I guess my journey into alchemy started early in my life,
when I first found a question that had no answer.
I've gone through many religious and philosophical teachings,
but I found each one to be lacking in some important aspect of truth,
which I've since theorized to be in the objectivity of truth.
It seemed to me that everyone had an idea about the objective truth of reality,
but they all seemed more interested in defending their own truth to others,
instead of trying to reconcile the idea of Objective Truth with the reality of Subjective Truth.

That's where I found alchemy.
I've read some books about the subject. Not many, admittedly, but enough to get an idea about the principles presented by the alchemical arts. You might say that I've become a practicing spiritual alchemist, but is that label objective or subjective? That's what I want to know. That's what I came here to find out.

Thanks for reading my introduction, and I hope to get to know you all while I continue my search for the better answers to better questions.

Lo!
03-13-2014, 04:09 AM
Welcome, Tristan. This is a great environment for learning. Very eclectic crew here. Lots of stern journeymen and a lot of kind, earnestly seeking contemplatives as well.

Andro
03-13-2014, 05:42 AM
My real name is Triston, but you can call me anything you want.

Hello Triston/Superbeast.


I first found a question that had no answer.

Do you mind sharing your answer-less question? Pehaps on a thread of its own?

You are also welcome to check out this thread: The Last Answer (http://forum.alchemyforums.com/showthread.php?3243-The-Last-Answer), as well as Asimov's other story, The Last Question (http://www.thrivenotes.com/the-last-question/).

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Welcome to Alchemy Forums!

Superbeast
03-13-2014, 05:57 AM
Do you mind sharing your answer-less question? Pehaps on a thread of its own?


I don't really think it warrants its own thread. It's rather simple.
Good parents teach their children to ask questions.
Sometimes the children ask a question and the answer is "I don't know."
Sometimes it's a small question, sometimes it's a big one.
But the answer, "I don't know," is the important thing I took away from mine.

The question could've been as seemingly innocuous as "Why is the sky blue?"
Or it could've been as serious as "why is there evil in the world?"
The answer is the important part.
The answer "I don't know."

Kiorionis
03-13-2014, 08:21 AM
I will call you SuperTriston :)

Welcome to the forums!

Superbeast
03-13-2014, 08:40 AM
I like that name. :)

Thank you!

Awani
03-13-2014, 01:46 PM
Welcome.

:cool:

DonSweet
03-13-2014, 09:31 PM
Welcome SB/Triston ...

Also new myself, but also on a long term spiritual path. We have some parallels. "Practicing Spiritual Alchemist" may be one of them, should we mean the same thing by the title. I get the idea that your perspective is one from a position of struggling to find the reality -- truth -- of the manifest universe you now stand in. It's a complex task.

I suppose you could say that it's complex to learn the detail, but fairly simple to get the gist ... that it could be complicated.

Ergo, the duality of simplicity coupled with complexity ... ergo, the first lesson. We depart from our naturally felt singularity into duality and then into complexity, which can be a never-ending cycle.

Although ... that cycle becomes complete despite the complexity if we maintain our foundation in the singularity.

Yeah yeah ... I'm talking in circles ... but that's really the point.

Everything we participate in IS a cycle, which is likely the second lesson.

The Infinite Within the Singularity.

This is all just a roller-coaster ride, and you are the coaster designer in a perpetual theme park discovering the rules and limits, of which, in the end, there are none.

May the flask show you the way.

-- Don

Dendritic Xylem
03-18-2014, 08:29 PM
Welcome! You came to the right place.