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Old 02-25-2019, 08:52 AM
 
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Old 02-25-2019, 09:02 AM
 
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It's true. 'Light' has always been associated with the good, the enlightening and the uplifting. Dark, the opposite. In fact it's become damn' embarrassing these days. I thin there's a evolutionary instinctive reason why -the dark conceals. It is hard to detect threats. Anything could be lurking in the dark.

Sun comes up, you can see everything clearly. You are not afraid of that dark shape that seemed to move. Bushes (as you can now clearly see) don't move.
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Old 02-25-2019, 09:10 AM
 
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I really love the correlation between light and dark, and our psyches.

Step into the light, shine the light of truth, everything looks better in the light of day, I am the Light of the World, walk toward the light in death, on and on.

It's a dark movie, very dark theme, what happens in the dark, dark thoughts, it's always darkest right before dawn, etc.

People who have been through trauma actually perceive that the lights have dimmed, or that it was dark.

I've also heard of people who have committed violent acts, outside their character, who say they recall the incident but it was like they dreamed it and it was dark at the time.

Interesting.

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Old 02-25-2019, 09:21 AM
 
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I never bought Tolkien trying to sell me silver and black. Starlight and night. It always seemed cold and creepy to me. And yet glowing light in the dark gives me a great feeling of peace and comfort.
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Old 02-25-2019, 09:45 AM
 
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I never bought Tolkien trying to sell me silver and black. Starlight and night. It always seemed cold and creepy to me. And yet glowing light in the dark gives me a great feeling of peace and comfort.
I like the darkness and starlight. I get a sense of peace and connectivity looking up at the night sky.
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Old 02-25-2019, 09:48 AM
 
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I like the darkness and starlight. I get a sense of peace and connectivity looking up at the night sky.
I don't quite get that feeling. More Awe, and even a feeling of desperation that I know there are billions of stars I can't see. Mind, I can see them with binoculars.
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Old 02-25-2019, 10:52 AM
 
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I don't quite get that feeling. More Awe, and even a feeling of desperation that I know there are billions of stars I can't see. Mind, I can see them with binoculars.
I also get awe, but not the desperation, even though I know there IS a lot more out there I can't see. It just reminds me that I'm not much more than one of those tiny ants that keep invading my kitchen.

It also helps that where I live is so full of light pollution that I can only see the brightest stars, but when I go to other places where there is real darkness, the visibility of so many more stars takes my breath away. Then when I'm back home, I know that they're out there even though I can't see them.

Back in 2012, a major weather event called the Sandy Superstorm rolled through, and the area where I live was without power for days (six days for me). A side benefit (for those of us who didn't lose our homes, of course) was that the night sky was gloriously visible until the electrical grid was back up and running.
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Old 02-25-2019, 12:53 PM
 
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Default Interesting correlation between God and light...

I don't want to interfere with these poetic descriptions, but to inject some science. Light exists in the measurable EM spectrum and our consciousness (Spirit) exists in the unmeasurable EM spectrum. Food for thought.
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Old 02-25-2019, 01:13 PM
 
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I don't want to interfere with these poetic descriptions, but to inject some science. Light exists in the measurable EM spectrum and our consciousness (Spirit) exists in the unmeasurable EM spectrum. Food for thought.
maybe its not measurable because that field isn't there?
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Old 02-25-2019, 01:14 PM
 
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maybe its not measurable because that field isn't there?
Then 96% of our Reality isn't there.
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