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Quarrox
01-17-2017, 06:51 PM
Hello people!

I would like to introduce myself. I am a man currently living, working, loving, thinking and acting in Colombia.

In recent years i went through a kind of inner transformation:

- extrovert --> introvert
- nervous --> calm
- smoking --> breathing
- booze --> water
- agnostic --> hermetic
- indifference --> curiosity
etc.

I don't know what it was that changed something in me, but it happened. I used to be a normal member of the society i live in, but then i realized that i don't want to be part of it anymore.

Personally i find, modern society is a big, superficial illusion (or is the whole world we live in a total illusion?), a big fake without true values. I try not to complain, so i just drew the consequences out of it and am living now almost exclusively with the inner family, without much contact to others. I only socialise with others when it's inevitable. I like to stay at home and read a lot (in the internet and recently taking on books too). Though i walk in the parks daily and enjoy nature too. Chess and painting are two of my other beloved hobbies. Nevertheless, happiness and serenity lives within me, i like my new life and i plan to become 120 years old - at least.

Well, i am particularly interested in hermeticism, still i don't know much. I want to walk the long and rocky path of enlightenment and personal transmutation. Theory before practice is my credo, hence i read as much as i can for now, finishing the Kybalion right now and already squinting on the Corpus Hermeticum on the shelf. I have Bardon's "Initiation of Hermetics" in the house, but i will wait with it, as it is a practical approach. Other books on my list: Tabula Smaragdina, Tibetan Book of the dead, Picatrix, and some newer, modern books i still have to figure out.

Though not a Colombian born, i find the shamanistic indigene cultures of central, south, and north america very interesting, provided they are still intact. Maybe its a kind of nostalgia from my side back to simpler and purer times. I definitely admire some of their worldviews and philosophies.

Anyways, i hope i can learn a lot from you in this interesting forum and hopefully i will be able help others too in a not so distant future. I am sorry for the many "I's", "me's", "my's" and "myself's" in the text. It's just hard to not focus on the ego in an introduction thread :p

And to the admins: Thank you very much for approving the access!

AASB

Awani
01-17-2017, 07:17 PM
Welcome to the forums.

You might enjoy the Shamanism (http://forum.alchemyforums.com/forumdisplay.php?130-Shamanism) section that deals a lot with indigenous cultures (which is my interest as well).

:cool:

Quarrox
01-17-2017, 07:30 PM
Hello Dev,

many thanks, i will check it out!

Andro
01-17-2017, 07:40 PM
Welcome!

So, are you a Hermeticist or a Gnostic (http://forum.alchemyforums.com/showthread.php?5097-Hermeticism-vs.-Gnosticism-Differences)?

:cool:


Though not a Colombian born, I find the shamanistic indigene cultures of central, south, and north america very interesting.

You don't have to answer this, but I would be curious where you are from originally (on Earth), and how the culture you grew up in may be connected/related (or not) to American Indigenous cultures...

Quarrox
01-17-2017, 07:50 PM
@Andro, thank you! I think i am none of both yet. But i am reading a lot into Hermeticism at the moment. It's still to early, i do not know nor understand much at the moment, hence the thread you mencioned..

To my heritage: Let's say i'm a white European from a smaller european country. Once Europe had it's kind of shamans and medicine men too, the Druids for example. Also something of my interest. If i remember right, there are still active, traditional shamans in northern Europe: Among the Lapps, an indigenous tribe in northern Scandinavia.

Awani
01-17-2017, 08:09 PM
If i remember right, there are still active, traditional shamans in northern Europe: Among the Lapps, an indigenous tribe in northern Scandinavia.

I cannot speak for any secret underground shamanism, but in general the Lapps have been utterly destroyed - especially their shamnism and general culture. It has simply become products in tourist shops. The last official/traditional shaman died a few years ago (as I understand it). Hopefully some went underground.

:cool:

Quarrox
01-17-2017, 08:17 PM
That i did not know. Sad. And the usual modus operandi. I hope there are still a few around. It's a tragedy and a shame.

Schmuldvich
01-17-2017, 10:12 PM
You seem like a wonderful person, Quarrox. Welcome!

Edit: Any idea what MBI "personality type" you are?

Quarrox
01-17-2017, 11:58 PM
Thank you very much, Schmuldvich. Very kind words! I have never heard of "MBI personality type". But i googled it and it led me to a personality test page, and the result says "the mediator", if that is what you mean.

Schmuldvich
01-18-2017, 12:37 AM
Thank you very much, Schmuldvich. Very kind words! I have never heard of "MBI personality type". But i googled it and it led me to a personality test page, and the result says "the mediator", if that is what you mean.

INFP!

I am INTJ, and Dev (Admin) is too.

Quarrox
01-18-2017, 01:29 AM
Allright, architects!

edit: i forgot to mention in the introduction post: Although i prefer to avoid 90% of people whenever possible, i still try to cherish and have compassion with every single person and not judge somebody by his deeds, but by his character, or even better: not judge at all. It's not always possible, in fact, its very hard and sometimes impossible, but i keep on trying.

Good night!

Aham
01-18-2017, 01:54 AM
Great intro!! Welcome Quarrox!

Kiorionis
01-18-2017, 01:59 AM
Welcome to the forum!

Quarrox
01-18-2017, 03:22 AM
Aham and Kiorionis, many thanks, i appreciate it!