Area location: Country with Optional State, Province etc.
Why I wish to join The Temple & how I found out about it...
To gain more knowledge and assistance on my path to spiritual contentment. Saw it online among search results.
About Myself & My Interests..
Older male, divorced, grown-up children. Retired. Past Member.
I write Poetry, Prose etc. Working on stories as well.
LOVE Animals. HATE Animal Abusers.
I suffer from Clinical or Major Depression. Not easy to deal with because it likes to laugh at Medication and take over at times. Working on ways to suppress it or deal with it however most methods are temporary at best. They work well on temporary depressions, not brain rooted types. They are chemical in nature for the most part. Knowing it now answers a lot of questions.
My Teachers & Influences, What was it about them that influenced me?
My Father & Paternal Grandparents mostly.
Authors and/or Books I appreciate
Arthur C Clarke -- 2001, A Space Odyssey and others.
Frank Herbert -- Dune Series and others.
Stephen King -- It, The Stand, Cujo and everything else.
Mervyn Peake -- Gormenghast Trilogy
Edgar Allan Poe -- The Raven, The Pit and the Pendulum etc.
J.R.R. Tolkien -- The Hobbit, LOTR, and many more.
Musicians and/or Music I appreciate
Alan Parsons -- Lots.
The Beatles -- Most everything.
Black Label Society -- Lots.
Blues Brothers -- Lots.
David Bowie -- Ziggy Stardust etc.
Emerson, Lake & Palmer -- Most everything.
Hawkwind -- Selected.
Headstones -- Lots.
Joe Satriani -- Lots.
JJ Cale -- Lots.
Led Zeppelin -- I, II, III, Zoso & many others.
Lorde -- Selected.
Marylin Manson -- Selected.
Pink Floyd -- Most everything.
Rob Zombie -- Selected.
Rolling Stones -- Selected.
Films and/or Film-Makers & Actors I appreciate
The Hobbit -- All
The Lord Of The Rings
American Horror Story
Outer Limits -- Original & Second Series
Twilight Zone -- Original & Second Series
I know that there are many references to Black Dogs in Mythology, Folklore, etc., however this reference was used by the late Sir Winston Churchill to describe his very deep depressions. I have borrowed this term from him to describe…"
BLACK DOG ABYSSI stand at the edge of a great abyss, the colour as dark as coal....…a gathering of black dogs behind me. My mind is fractured, slowly breaking into individual pieces,each piece being precariously linked to one of the black dogs. Emotions are a raging anxiety slowly dissipating and being replaced by numbing madness. The abyss offers itself as the one true relief of all my pain and as if a living entity, whispers to me of a soothing darkness devoid of pain, devoid of sound.…See More
"Welcome back Gregory.
Very Sorry to hear about your Dad. It's never easy. I just lost a young cousin (32) who was in hospice.....supposed to be easy but she fought hard to the very end. Too young to die.
May your mind find peace and settle soon."
"BLACK DOG ABYSS
I stand at the edge of a great abyss, the colour as dark as coal....…a gathering of black dogs behind me. My mind is fractured, slowly breaking into individual pieces,each piece being precariously linked to one of the black…"
hey ( : whats new? drop me a note sometime...so sorry ive been so busy we are 3 down at work and ive been living at work these days the days im of ive been oversleeping or doing errands driving kids around etc ugh no time for me ; (
I think...lol its warm today but going back down in the 40s tomorrow :-/ hope all is well with you ...life has kept me way busy so i dont get on here as much as i like - to catch up with fellow admins or friends ..... but soon we should play kethcup! dontcha think ? ;-)