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Date:         Mon, 11 Sep 89 01:09:27 EDT
From:         Homer 
To:           adore-l@ualtavm,
              isa811sf@prism.gatech.edu


                 The Halcyon Winds of Summer...


     As for people not wanting to be Immortal...

     No one wants their Immortality HANDED to them, especially
as a pat on the back from some far off or not so far off commanding God.
They especially do not want an Immortality that can be taken away
from them once it is granted even if the grantor would never do
such a thing.

     People who have gotten themselves into some eternal spiritual
bind with some sort of 'permanent guilt' or bitterness may also
wish an end to their existance but even they will admit that
had things turned out otherwise they would have preferred to
live forever.

     Further once people begin to suspect that they ARE indeed Immortal
they will realize with great force that they do not want to be AWAKE
or CONSCIOUS forever.  Eternal ON ness is sort of a hell.  There must
be time for sleep and OFF ness too.  The top is not called the Big Snooze
for nothing.

     However OFF ness does not mean non existance, it merely means
non manifestation with zero concern for past or future.  This is
the HIGH COOL of Adorian jingo.

     Of course one must be separated from all possible games and sources
of impingment to attain this high state, and there is none higher.
Christians call this state the PEACE that PASSETH UNDERSTANDING.
That's because they don't understand it.

     People TRY to attain HIGH COOL by reaching for deeper and deeper
levels of sleep and somnambulism WITHIN the dream and they end up
merely in another sort of hell, wanting to die and not being able to.

     It's all a joke of magnitude, and there is a way out of it for everyone.

     But the way out is not the way to a place where 'you have learned
your lesson and would NEVER come in again'.  That's deeper in.

     The way out is to the place where you were willing to come in
in the first place and would be willing to come in again, but wouldn't
have any NEED to come in or to stay out.

     It's also a place where you KNEW what you were getting yourself
into and saw that it was good.  Desire is sovereign.  Appreciation is
for winners.  Freedom consists of Power, Willingness and Appreciation.

     Lessons learned had to be CREATED then FORGOTTEN before they
could be LEARNED.

     Time is finite.  Eternity is forever.  One can only be in a time
stream for a while.  One spends the rest of eternity in eternity,
periodically coming out to play in time.

     In the Adorian view, existance consists of:

     COOL, CLASS, MAJESTY, HALCYON, sin-SONG, THRILL and ROMANCE
pretty much in that order of descent.

     HIGH COOL is HOME.  (ETERNAL HOME is HOME, LOST is TIME.
     ETERNAL HOME is COOL, LOST is KIND.  What this says is
     that being lost is this wandering around in TIME trying to
     get HOME, and that if you are LOST then you had better indulge
     in KINDNESS or things will get rough.  J.O.K.E. stands for
     JUSTICE OF KINDSHIP EXCALIPER.  EXCALIPER means 'the best'.
     Thus humor and the justice you are looking for in your life
     are not unrelated topics.)

     CLASS is an ATTITUDE, that ALL should live FOREVER and by my FRIEND.
     HONOR is the ability to MAKE, KEEP and TRADE FAIR CHOSEN PROMISES.
     The basic PROMISE is to ADORE OPERATION.
     PRIDE is OPERATING CRAFTSMANSHIP of CLASS.

     MAJESTY is ETERNAL GOOD HUMOR born of MASTERY of SONGS of SIN and
     HIDDEN JOY.  MAJESTY stands for MASTER of JESTY.
     MAJESTY is the SOVEREIGN DESIRE that DESIRE NOT BE SOVEREIGN for a
     while.  POWER stems from OPERATING MAJESTY.

     HALCYON is the HIGH HALLELUIAHS, BEMUSED RELIEF on the VERGE of TIME.
     HALCYON is HIGH APPRECIATION for LUDICROUS DEMISE.
     It is the CELESTIAL HAPPYS that arise from seeing the MAGNIFICENT HUMOR
     to it all.

     SIN-SONG is to sing another SOURCE DONE WRONG song.  SIN-SONG
     is not SIN as long as it is just SONG.

     THRILL is always the effort to get LOST.
     The effort to turn SONG into SIN.

     ROMANCE is always the effort to get HOME.

     Between THRILL and ROMANCE you get HIGH ADVENTURE.

     HIGH ANTI COOL puts the spice in ADVENTURE and results from
     an imbalance of TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY.
     HIGH ANTI COOL is undesirable when it becomes chronic.
     The way out, however, is the way in.

     Most people when they SAY they don't want to be Immortal are either
giving you a handful of sour grapes cause the jokes got them down, or
they have some horrendous burden to get off their chest, a burden that
they consider would ruin your eternity too if you were to find out about it.

     Further most people are not up to envisioning a happy Immortality

                  THAT ALSO INCLUDES THIS PLACE.

     They want an Immortality that you could never lose even for a while.
I mean if you were perfectly happy, why in hell would you ever
chose to lose it and HOW the hell would you be able to do such a thing.

     In other words if reality is going to be so strange as to provide
us with an infinite number of eternal immortal indestructible beings all
of whom are perfectly happy forever for free, why would it also provide
those same beings with the abilties and options to play games of nightmare
at the same time.

     You can TRY to answer the question, but I will bet you wont.
It is one thing to find out just how reality is, it is quite another
to find out WHY it turned out that way.

     Maybe it does have an answer once we attain our highest
state of release.

     Thus the immortality that is being proffered to beings is one
where in one can throw it away for as long as one likes, and ONE LIKES,
therefore one does.  It is a bit alien to consider, and ultimately it
is that very alien nature in us, the MAJESTY and HIGH APPRECIATION for
LUDICROUS DEMISE that is the greatest barrier for us to believe any
of this stuff UNTIL WE HAVE SEEN IT FOR OURSELVES.

     After that it is still INCREDIBLE but its also TRUE.  And there
is no small joy in the realization and envisionment of that truth.

     Miracles and Majesty, Romance and Sin,
     Tragedy and Travesty, thats where I've been...

     Tragedy and Travesty, Romance and Song,
     Miracles in Majesty, thats where I've gone...

 Homer               adore-l@ualtavm      9/11/89 No subject