Saturday, 20 August 2011

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, "Come and see!" I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.
— Revelation 6:1-2˄ NIV

When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Come and see!" Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. To him was given a large sword.
— Revelation 6:3-4˄ NIV

When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come and see!" I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, "A quart of wheat for a day's wages, and three quarts of barley for a day's wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!"
— Revelation 6:5-6˄ NIV

When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, "Come and see!" I looked and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.
— Revelation 6:7-8˄ NIV

Streams of Consciousness is ISFP stuff

Streams of Consciousness is ISFP stuff. I heard it from Virginia Cat.

(Metaphorical INTP reply, what else can you expect? Favourite of PNIT.)

Anyrate the Ouroboros does not approve.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Unfortunate Circumstances

Unfortunate Circumstances

Originally Posted by TigerCookie
Hello! I would appreciate some clarity from others with a stronger grasp of the Enneagram and MBTI than I myself have. I am interested in the possibility that a trauma, such as the death of one's mother or father, at a formative age, could possibly impact or shift the 'core' personality of an individual. This is an abstract question, but it is, of course, precipitated by personal events in my life. I am looking forward to any insight people can provide, either from materials they have read or personal experience. Thanks so much.
A very good question which I have posed.

I suspect that that severe trauma could result in a dissociate identity which is virtually a mental illness (and may appear so to others). The person will not be acting true to their deep personality. He or she will appear like a cariacture, a false actor, not the real self.

I suspect that the ingrained type is so ingrained that people can change their behaviour, but deep in their core, their real personality is still there. Naturally, the personality would return to homostatis. However, under prolonged stress the "false" personality will remain.

Grief usually goes through a process and would not likely to be the reason. More likely, prolonged bullying, a toxic marriage, overbearing authority figures (to some personalities), opposite types, a bad boss, persecution etc. could lead to a person behaving in a way that was uncomfortable to them.

This is from personal experience, not from theory.




Definition: having a lack of respect for God or religion or an act that demonstrates this

Synonyms: irreverence, godlessness, sacrilege, blasphemy

Antonyms: reverence, respect, devotion

Tips: Impiety is the negative of piety which comes from Latin pietas, from pius, “devout.” Add the negative im-, "not" to piety, and impiety becomes disrespect of religion, or simply disrespect. Sometimes impiety can refer to a lack of respect or reverence for something other than religion. Impiety comes from the same Latin origin as pious and impious. Impious is the adjective form of impiety and is used to describe the actions of someone who is not respectful of religion.

Usage Examples:

Such impiety will not be tolerated here, where we always show respect for our elders. (disrespect, irreverence)
Her impiety caused her to be ostracized by members of the church. (blasphemy)
I thought it was impious of him to wear ripped jeans and a dirty shirt to church. (disrespectful, sacrilegious) adjective

In the 1500's, the church accused him of impiety and had all his writings burned. (sacrilege, blasphemy)

Ouroboros (Cycles and Re-creation)

The Ouroboros (or Uroborus)[1] is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail. It comes from the Greek words oura (Greek οὐρά) meaning "tail" and boros (Greek βόρος) meaning "eating", thus "he who eats the tail".[2]

The Ouroboros often represents self-reflexivity or cyclicality, especially in the sense of something constantly re-creating itself, the eternal return, and other things perceived as cycles that begin anew as soon as they end (the mythical phoenix has a similar symbolism). It can also represent the idea of primordial unity related to something existing in or persisting before any beginning with such force or qualities it cannot be extinguished. The ouroboros has been important in religious and mythological symbolism, but has also been frequently used in alchemical illustrations, where it symbolizes the circular nature of the alchemist's opus. It is also often associated with Gnosticism, and Hermeticism.

IPTN the Dylanesque artistic sub-type.

Witch Hazel

The name Witch in witch-hazel has its origins in Middle English wiche, from the Old English wice, meaning "pliant" or "bendable".[5] "Witch hazel" was used in England as a synonym for Wych Elm, Ulmus glabra;[6] American colonists simply extended the familiar name to the new shrub.[citation needed] The use of the twigs as divining rods, just as hazel twigs were used in England, may also have, by folk etymology, influenced the "witch" part of the name.

Forms: OE wice, wic, wyc, ME–16 wyche, 15–17 wich, (15 wi(t)che, wiech, wech(e, weach, 16 weech), 15– wych, witch.... (Show More)
Etymology: Old English wiceand wic; apparently < Germanic wik-to bend (see wike n., week n., weak adj.).... (Show More)
Applied generally or vaguely to various trees having pliant branches: esp.
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†a. the wych elm n., Ulmus montana (of which bows were made).


Forms: ME– vice(ME–15 Sc.wice), ME–15 vyce(ME–15 Sc.wyce); ME vise, wise, wisse; ME vys, vijs( vyhs, Sc.vis), 15 vyss, Sc.wys.... (Show More)
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a. Depravity or corruption of morals; evil, immoral, or wicked habits or conduct; indulgence in degrading pleasures or practices.


Saturday, 13 August 2011

Walls of Red Wing + High Water Everywhere

There is an invisible Wall. Some social scientists say it is cultures, some say it is personalities and I expect it is a mixture of the two.

And the walls came down all the way to hell
Never saw them when they're standing
Never saw them when they fell

There is not much to choose between the many monotheistic religions though.

Well, George Lewis told the Englishman,
the Italian and the Jew"
You can't open your mind, boys
To every conceivable point of view.
"They got Charles Darwin trapped out there on Highway Five
Judge says to the High Sheriff,
"I want him dead or alive
Either one, I don't care.
"High Water everywhere

More lyrics:

There aint no more opportunity here, everythings been done

Next day the undercover cop was hot in pursuit
He was taking the whole thing personal
He didn't care about the loot
Jan had told him many times it was you to me who taught
In jersey anythings legal as long as you don't get caught

Now the town of jersey city is quieting down again
Im sitting in a gambling club called the lions den
The tv set been blown up, every bit of it is gone
Ever since the nightly news show that the monkey man was on

Friday, 12 August 2011

I had a Dream about you Baby

Some scientists believe we dream to fix experiences in long-term memory, that is, we dream about things worth remembering. Others reckon we dream about things worth forgetting - to eliminate overlapping memories that would otherwise clog up our brains.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Pyro Firestarter

Types of arson motives identified are (1) pyromania, 10.1 percent; (2) revenge, 52.9 percent; (3) vandalism, 12.3 percent; (4) insurance fraud, 6.55 percent; (5) welfare fraud, 6.55 percent; (6) the psycho firesetter, 8.7 percent; and (7) crime concealment, 2.9 percent. The pyro firesetter usually sets the fire in an occupied multiple dwelling at night in a public portion of the building, usually on the floor and using a flammable liquid for one fire rather than multiple fires. The revenge firesetter, who often threatens arson prior to the act, will focus on the residence or a building associated with the targeted victim. Flammable liquid is used to start one or multiple fires. The vandal arsonist targets occupied multiple dwellings as well as commercial buildings, schools, jails, churches, and abandoned buildings. Night is the favorite time and the first floor is preferred for starting the fire. Arson for insurance is obviously committed on insured property, and the fire is designed to provide complete devastation. Welfare fraud fires are usually set in the residence of the perpetrator after all valuable property has been removed, and the crime concealment arsonist is usually concealing a burglary, and existing paper at one spot on the floor is generally used. The psycho arsonist usually sets the fire in his own residence and customarily starts one small fire without the use of an accelerant. A taxonomy is provided to show the fuel, circumstances, and origin for various types of arson motives. Fifteen references and nine footnotes are provided.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Police Correctness

"Lord Scarman made the point that if the police have a conflict between maintaining the Queen's peace and enforcing the law then maintaining the peace trumps enforcing the law," said Prof Waddington.

"It's also worth noting that when a police officer is sworn in as a constable the oath they take says nothing about enforcing the law. They are not duty-bound to enforce the law.

Friday, 5 August 2011

Two Wolves

A grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt.
He said, "I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart.
One wolf is the vengeful, angry, violent one.
The other wolf is the loving, compassionate one."
The grandson asked him,
"Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?"
The grandfather answered, "The one I feed."

Thursday, 4 August 2011

DISC Assessment

Dominance: People who score high in the intensity of the "D" styles factor are very active in dealing with problems and challenges, while low "D" scores are people who want to do more research before committing to a decision. High "D" people are described as demanding, forceful, egocentric, strong willed, driving, determined, ambitious, aggressive, and pioneering. Low D scores describe those who are conservative, low keyed, cooperative, calculating, undemanding, cautious, mild, agreeable, modest and peaceful.
Influence: People with high "I" scores influence others through talking and activity and tend to be emotional. They are described as convincing, magnetic, political, enthusiastic, persuasive, warm, demonstrative, trusting, and optimistic. Those with low "I" scores influence more by data and facts, and not with feelings. They are described as reflective, factual, calculating, skeptical, logical, suspicious, matter of fact, pessimistic, and critical.
Steadiness: People with high "S" styles scores want a steady pace, security, and do not like sudden change. High "S" individuals are calm, relaxed, patient, possessive, predictable, deliberate, stable, consistent, and tend to be unemotional and poker faced. Low "S" intensity scores are those who like change and variety. People with low "S" scores are described as restless, demonstrative, impatient, eager, or even impulsive.
Compliance: People with high "C" styles adhere to rules, regulations, and structure. They like to do quality work and do it right the first time. High "C" people are careful, cautious, exacting, neat, systematic, diplomatic, accurate, and tactful. Those with low "C" scores challenge the rules and want independence and are described as self-willed, stubborn, opinionated, unsystematic, arbitrary, and unconcerned with details.