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Putting together ones life with the modern world.
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Welcome Necros!
“There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion”
― Carl Gustav Jung
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Welcome to the forum fra Necros.
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Perhaps I, too, should introduce myself, since I've been posting my inane thoughts here on the Finnish & English fora for a few weeks now. I apologise for my tardiness in formally introducing my perceived self before now! How intolerably Satanic of me.

Rather than writing an autobiography of even modest length I shall impart the following informational gems on my personal history/present:

-Am male & 49 years old, from the city of Oulu in Northern Finland, of reputable stock
-Literate in esoterica/divers religions/"the paranormal" since ca. age four
-Have systematically practiced occultism since 2002 EV, full time (i.e. I find myself often unemployed in the mundane sense)
-Versed, experienced & tarnished in many "currents" of magic, by design & accident, excluding Wicca and the New Age, of which I am a mere innocent and traumatised bystander
-Have academically studied & graduated from such pursuits as English, History, Archaeology, Philosophy, Politics and History of Ideas
-Keen to learn dead languages as a hobby (or so I claim to the profane), thus far including: Latin, Ancient Greek, Akkadian, Ancient Egyptian, Old Norse & Old English
-Counterbalancing the above unsuccessfully by dabbling in literature, alcohol & RPGs; being a (semi)professional musician and a celibate lover

Queries welcome, but in any case thank you for your time & see you in my Devachan.
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Welcome to the forum Lievo. It is nice to have more people here from extensive academical backgrounds!
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Smaragd wrote: Thu Jan 12, 2023 8:11 pm Welcome to the forum Lievo. It is nice to have more people here from extensive academical backgrounds!
Gratias tibi ago, frater.
Yet from what I have surmised by perusing this forum & articles on the SoA website, it seems to me that almost everybody hails from academia. Or has Arts/Humanities as a hobby. Which is...nice? There exist pros & cons to both approaches to state the obvious. Optimistically speaking these tend to balance out. Perhaps emblematic on another level of the "both hands" approach. "And there was much rejoicing." 🤔
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Lievo wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:04 am Yet from what I have surmised by perusing this forum & articles on the SoA website, it seems to me that almost everybody hails from academia. Or has Arts/Humanities as a hobby.
The latter might be a majority where I also belong to, although I often think if I should try to apply and train my formal intellect to better serve the work and force myself to attain a vaster knowledge base. But alas it goes very much against the grain of my temperament who is a practical rural soul, loathing trivia (really the demonic sides of over emphasising certain formal areas of intellect and its hollow focus on culture/civilization where meaning and relevance is lost) and forcefeeding of it. Although during the past couple of years I've found new appreciation for having a vast knowledge base of literature and traditions nearly attainable through it. Perhaps in the past I was so focused on music and having a vast knowledge base on that side, that now such a virtue may find more room from the area of literature.
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