You can’t convince yourself your dreams are meaningless and have meaning in your waking experience.

My Question in General


I have a question. In your experience, which am I better with; understanding the mind or understanding the world?

I don’t know, you seem to understand everything. Farkle. Well, thank you for taking a stab at it.

Maybe the mind and then you base understanding of the world on that, or the world and you base your understanding of the mind on that. Double farkle.

I think of you as a Socrates who knows the answers. Well, that’s a compliment. Socratic method actually was based on a metaphysical assumption that all answers are actually in the individual mind and just have to be drawn out. He didn’t believe anyone could actually add new data to the mind. So the Socratic method involves asking the “student” questions until they uncover the answer themselves. Though in hindsight, as valid as it is, it can be necessary to put someone into contact with a broader realm of experience than they might have originally had, like giving them a telescope.

Yes, I see what you mean, and you give people a telescope. It is what I try to do.

Funny, people see me as a really peaceful guy, but I am most soothed by heavy metal music and hard rock. Anything really intense and angry.

I like either classical or punk rock. I like those too. I consider Beethoven to be the father of metal. His music was often criticized as being ugly in his time. Now people think of it as peaceful. He liked loud sounds and liked stringed instruments too much to their view. They preferred woodwind instruments and drums, with strings only to a limited degree. The violin was originally seen as borderline evil, and to some groups openly evil. He had a capacity for tones and cords they considered the “voice of the devil.” They had some rather elaborate metaphysics around it.

Oh, like tri-tones? Those were holy and dissonance was not. I love dissonance. It clears my auditory processing, like Gregorian chant, but I can’t get it out of my “ears” easily. But religious music doesn’t make me catch fire. 😈

I like throat singing. Same. I have even heard of dual tone throat singing. To myself, I hear peoples voices in dual register anyway. It is considered to be necessary that one be “high spirited” to be able to throat sing. This is part of why Tibetan monks do it. It’s a self-development practice.

Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.

Travis Saunders
Dragon Intuitive


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