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Old 09-01-2017, 04:17 PM   #1
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Are there other types of entities out there?

As in, could i sensify my self to be able to see 'faeries' and 'elves', or other traditional fantasy creatures? I 40% doubt it, but hey, that leaves 60%
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Your path is your own to find.

I'm done with advising you, Mr Canadian Hacker. Or is it Miss, so much equality these days?
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This posits that they exist as your imagination has defined them to be.

If you want to see the fae, you first have to figure out what you mean when you think of the fae.

History and folk-tales might be a good place to start... But are you learning about the actual fae or are you learning about the mythologized archetype that we created to represent the fae?
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This posits that they exist as your imagination has defined them to be.

If you want to see the fae, you first have to figure out what you mean when you think of the fae.

History and folk-tales might be a good place to start... But are you learning about the actual fae or are you learning about the mythologized archetype that we created to represent the fae?
well i'd right guess the real ones, my dude
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well i'd right guess the real ones, my dude
Then I guess the first step would be to figure out precisely who it is you're looking for... That probably means a butt-load of research into folk-tales.

So, do research and look for commonalities. Things that regardless of each different culture's take on the fae, what sorts of traits are there at the fundamental level of each.

If you can figure out what traits are most commonly attributed to the fae, you'll have a starting point to critically examine the lore associated and maybe piece together how to identify the actual fae from the constructs that have inevitably been created as a result of the shared mythology (which is how egregores are often formed.)

Also, be wary. Your imagination and the various flotsam-and-jetsam that's around and associated with the fae may trip you up. But if you can approach it with a critical mindset you may be able to find a way to contact them.

(that being said, you're on your own if you actually do contact them. If the legends are true then the fae aren't beings you really want to fuck with. And I'm not saying this as a "be nice" kinda thing. More that one of the traits that is almost universal that I am aware of is that they are tricksters at heart... So, if you do contact them and you don't step right, they may decide to fuck with you or your loved ones in a way that you will not like... And in a way you will be unable to defend against.)
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Then I guess the first step would be to figure out precisely who it is you're looking for... That probably means a butt-load of research into folk-tales.

So, do research and look for commonalities. Things that regardless of each different culture's take on the fae, what sorts of traits are there at the fundamental level of each.

If you can figure out what traits are most commonly attributed to the fae, you'll have a starting point to critically examine the lore associated and maybe piece together how to identify the actual fae from the constructs that have inevitably been created as a result of the shared mythology (which is how egregores are often formed.)

Also, be wary. Your imagination and the various flotsam-and-jetsam that's around and associated with the fae may trip you up. But if you can approach it with a critical mindset you may be able to find a way to contact them.

(that being said, you're on your own if you actually do contact them. If the legends are true then the fae aren't beings you really want to fuck with. And I'm not saying this as a "be nice" kinda thing. More that one of the traits that is almost universal that I am aware of is that they are tricksters at heart... So, if you do contact them and you don't step right, they may decide to fuck with you or your loved ones in a way that you will not like... And in a way you will be unable to defend against.)
i only wanted to know, i don't plan on contacting anything anytime soon
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