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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    I do not follow, do you mean that the dichotomy between supernatural and naturalistic is a false dichotomy?
    I think so. It's like saying that something is 'more than real'.

    Supernatural would just be our perspective from inside the fishbowl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprinkles View Post
    I think so. It's like saying that something is 'more than real'.

    Supernatural would just be our perspective from inside the fishbowl.
    Perhaps I agree with you, at least I do believe the saying, attributed to Tolkein or Asimov I'm not sure which, about any insufficiently understood technology would appear as magic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    Perhaps I agree with you, at least I do believe the saying, attributed to Tolkein or Asimov I'm not sure which, about any insufficiently understood technology would appear as magic.
    Yup. That's kind of it I think.

    I mean maybe there are what we'd like to call spirits and mystical energies and such. But, I think the important distinction to make is that to us this may seem 'magical', but to these luminous ones, this is just normal for them.

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    this explains my opinion pretty well

    "Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling."
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    Spirituality gives an extra energy to the stuctures of metaphysics. Without energy, it lacks force, and without structure, it lacks foundations.

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    I think I once adhered to this - belief in the spiritual, such as belief there are hidden forces at work in the cosmos, but the belief these forces are not transcendental, or that they are part of what we call nature just that they are not "material" in the plain sense of the word. I then rejected this notion for a more dichotomised model of the spiritual vs material, but now, Im thinking this belief in the spiritual as something rather cosmic might not be so bad. Im not sure.
    And now there came out of this building a form - human - was it human? ... It reminded me of symbolical images of Genius or Demon that are seen on Etruscan vases or limned on the walls of Eastern sepulchres - images that borrow the outlines of man, and are yet of another race.

    -Edward Bulwer, Lord Lytton, The Coming Race

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