What regret to discover I wasted years of my life trough the regular indian path of the kamasutra-reading to form my most banal prophane skills.Astral projection has been mainstream for a long time. As I recall about 30 years ago Playboy had an article on astral projection for better sex.
Omg this is intriguing, I've oft wondered similar topics. I read a story awhile back called the monkey king. Slightly off and on topic. It's about this man, a prince, who endeavored to sit still under a tree for 40 days. While sitting their he was met by the monkey king sounds ridiculous I know. But while with the monkey king he fought off demons for 40 days. Now mind you this man was the progenitor of the novel 8 fold path, one of which is to be honest; right speech; so maybe he did in fact see these things real or not, I suspect something similar to ayahuasca
I May be mistaken but I believe before Buddha went on his quest for enloghtment was a Hindu. And as far as you being a westerners. Nothing wrong with that. I like stories of Billy the kid and doc Holliday XDAlso known from the Ramanyamana, the monkey king is one of many points of overlap between Hindu and Buddhism. The stories clearly have plenty of symbolic meaning, but being a westerner interferes with my ability to get those meanings. Strange as I usually find plenty of symbolic meanings in stories.
Aren't you also American? Dfreybur meant "westerner" as in from the western world, ie NOT ASIA......not that he was a cowboy.....lolI May be mistaken but I believe before Buddha went on his quest for enloghtment was a Hindu. And as far as you being a westerners. Nothing wrong with that. I like stories of Billy the kid and doc Holliday XD
That's so funny! I imagine the monkey looks like a coyote with a cowboy hat, spurs and a six shooter. But he can't seem to hit the road runner lolol maybe cause coyotes don't have thumbs XDI got the joke. Even better, I had a mental picture of the Monkey King in one of those old black and white cowboy movies. The Monkey King with his six shooters in a High Noon stand off with someone on a wagon painted to look like a chariot. My image keeps changing focus into a samurai movie, though.
Movies mixing traditions the way movies tend to do. My imagination must be run by Disney!
Really good, the ficus is one of the most beautiful symbols, I think in the rite of the Egyptian primitive rite Memphis Misraim is mentioned, in relationship with the well known for most of us Acacia.>I suspect something similar to ayahuasca
As you may recall, Gautama the Buddha was enlightened under a Bodhi tree (ficus religiosa). The tree is called "religious fig" because so many people have spiritual visions while sitting under such trees.
Now this is enlightening, I've been looking all morning to find if the bodhi tree hasany trytamines in it and I could only find unverified info about it.Really good, the ficus is one of the most beautiful symbols, I think in the rite of the Egyptian primitive rite Memphis Misraim is mentioned, in relationship with the well known for most of us Acacia.
Also in the bible apart the Indian tradition depict ficus threes
Attraction brought you here lol good 411 too and something I never knew. The symbology is beautiful, the family is the tree of life. Of which I'm only a small part of. Growing from the roots of my elders.Ficus, especially bodhi, grow new trees from shoots in their roots. A central trunk grows from a seed. If the tree flourishes it spreads out its roots and they sprout to form new trees. This means the groves are roughly circular. The new tree being born from the old tree without a seed is symbolic of rebirth. The circle shape of the grove is also symbolic of rebirth.
In America, aspen forests grow this way. But as they grow in the mountains they are too remote for religious symbolism to have formed around them.
Oak groves are also roughly circular. Squirrels bury acorns to store them, but they don't have enough memory to know where they all are. Squirrels bury the acorns a short distance from the parent tree. So oaks grow in groves that are circular. This reminded ancients of tribal family relationships among the trees and the trunks of the trees reminded ancients of the pillars of temples.
Acacia, like ficus, seems to be good at sprouting from roots.
Not sure how I got here from astral projection.