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Re: Group or solitary?

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:43 am
by Sìle
FyreGarnet wrote:Is that because there is drama in nearly all groups or that the magically inclined groups attract more drama?
The kind of drama to which I am referring is when they do ritual - its like a am dram play; acting rather than feeling. :-?

Re: Group or solitary?

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:28 pm
by Kitsune
Acting done right can increase the feeling in the ritual, much in the same way that you can watch a play and still feel involved. However it is a fine line between "feeling the vibe" and laughing at the people actually doing the ritual.

I can understand how over dramatizing it might feel highly unsettling. backoff: backoff: backoff:

Re: Group or solitary?

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:07 pm
by Sìle
Kitsune wrote:I can understand how over dramatizing it might feel highly unsettling. backoff: backoff: backoff:
Wouldn't be an issue if they actually managed to achieve anything during ritual, but most don't. Everyone claims to have seen this, or felt that, but, in actuality, nothing has happened - its all wishful thinking. #-o

Re: Group or solitary?

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:18 pm
by Kystar
To play devil's advocate here, Sile, how do you know they didn't experience it? Simply because you didn't? Is it possible that your feelings of disdain for the "theatre drama" or "over-dramatic" kept you from opening yourself enough to feel what they did? Or, because you weren't emotionally involved in the ritual/group working, you weren't as attuned to what they were raising/doing?

I never discount what anyone feels/sees/hears during any ritual or religious observance simply because I did not feel/see/hear the same thing.

That's almost as bad as saying b/c we don't have a book of scripture handed down from 2 millennia ago, we're not a valid religion.