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And I'll sit in my room,

Pretend it's not the end of days,

But I've lost all my faith,

with no gods to whom I can pray,

because in the end,

it's Mankind's own way,

Marching down to extinction,

at the end of the day,

And here we'll sing,

in the ruins of it all,

Glad at least for the company,

during the final curtain call,

As long as we have each other's little community,

I'm sure we'll find some lasting peace,

wait and see.

And here we'll sit,

spiraling down to the ground,

smiling at each other,

feeling in no way profound,

dark may creep into our eyes in the end,

but death is better when your with a friend.
Songs in the Key of Terra
I've been dreaming odd dreams lately where songs and sad, but also joyous times occur.
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Whether as if like wind through stars I drift alight,
sorrow bereft and hollow ere' 'tis night,
without somber plod or cursed muttered,
without foul and coarse verse I uttered,
where once my hand swung dark and true,
I have been left reborn anew,
With a mind clearer hence of this haze,
life has been rebuilt and with it a new maze,
a twisting corridor endless, heedless,
set within my mind bearing fruit sadly seedless.
Without Demons
After I was put on Anti-Anxiety-Antiy-Depression meds for a good while I could not craft the written word.  Indeed I felt utterly bereft of creativity.  This was the first poem that came to mind soem months after when I once again re-awoke to find the new man before me.
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Now I'm sure I'll annoy people but i need to refine my concepts, if not for real life (because I'm no leader by heart and little more than an ideas man) then maybe I could write a book or essay on the subject.  .

I'm trying to hammer out what religion is truly about, a guide book to humanity and ethics, community, social inclusion, ritual and ceremony for focusing the mind and at one point, one of the last bastions for learning in a brutal world (after it decimated certain point by it).  To me religion is little more than a kind of psychological profile of a culture, hence its mutability in transition between forms.

My reasoning for why it's a guide post to humanity is it often has stories and allegories to the human condition via symbolism and imagery.  From the studies I have done symbolism is intensely powerful to the subconscious mind because it is how it functions over the conscious mind.  Anyway here it goes

Consider a "religion" based on man, its sanctity and responsibilities in the universe and and a rational guide post to both how to learn, how to be human and how we may achieve focus, community and greater forging of the will, spirit and direction of our species.


But then again I envision a Monastic setting where people go to shut out the world for a time, to focus and learn and self improve, like a combination of western and eastern monasticism with all the fluff thrown away so there is only Mankind, the world, the cosmos and our place within.  Now imagine those people now capable of going out and articulating those thoughts unto their fellow man and spreading the glory of who we are as a creature as well as our perceived destiny of exploring the cosmos.  Many people believe our technology is outpacing our humanity.  I aim to fix that and have our humanity outstrip our technology.
Consider a "religion" based on man, its sanctity and responsibilities in the universe and and a rational guide post to both how to learn, how to be human and how we may achieve focus, community and greater forging of the will, spirit and direction of our species.

But then again I envision a Monastic setting where people go to shut out the world for a time, to focus and learn and self improve, like a combination of western and eastern monasticism with all the fluff thrown away so there is only Mankind, the world, the cosmos and our place within.  Now imagine those people now capable of going out and articulating those thoughts unto their fellow man and spreading the glory of who we are as a creature as well as our perceived destiny of exploring the cosmos.  Many people believe our technology is outpacing our humanity.  I aim to fix that and have our humanity outstrip our technology.
The Grand Order

Sub Branches: Ordo Calamus (Order of the Pen)

Motto: Cogito ergo ego peto scientia  (I think, therefore I seek knowledge).

Ranks:

Scribes – Basic researchers, scientists and scholars who's missions are to acquire knowledge, categorize it and archive it for further study.  More specific ranks to come.

Free Scholar: Field researcher in general research.

Senior Free Scholar: Professorship.  Overseas the organization of missions and sets long term goals for other researchers.

The mission: To preserve for posterity in a mountain/fortress/techno monastery all of the collective knowledge of human endeavor, culture and technological achievement in the event of civilization's collapse.


Sub Branches: Ordo Chevalier: All small in number, field protectors and guards of the Order, plus those who wish to devote their time to the study of martial arts, military tactics etc.

Ranks: Page Tech – Taught basics of combat and field mechanics

Squire Engineer – Taught more advanced combat docterines as well as the knowledge to make, maintain and develop better armor, weapons and tactics.

Knight Gladius – Knights devoted to melee and small arms combat with the thickest armor, they will serve as front line troops, guards and distraction opening the way for the Knight Munitae.  Small in number.

Knight Munitae – The main bulk of the Order.  Knights trained in assault rifle use, heavy demolitions experts and has many sub groups.

Knight Ranger – Snipers and recon, light power armor use, camouflage and stealth tech, black ops specialist.

Knight Logis – Logistical experts, tacticians etc.

Knight Engineer – Advanced field mechanic.


Goals:

1:Develop a new kind of book, one made of durable, waterproof, dust proof and possibly even fire proof materials.  Machines can become corrupt with time, their memory banks becoming destroyed, or unreadable by even a simple electronic pulse.  We must develop a better form of book that they may be preserved long past the life span of a dozen generations.  Possibly even outlasting the human race.  The portability, ease of access and convenience of the book over electronics in non field work should never be over looked.  The book must be cost effective.

2: Develop rapid scanning technology for text, that we may copy rather than take any archival piece of knowledge in the field, be it from libraries ancient, or unknown tome caches.  

3: More advanced logistical power armor.

4: A more advanced field sword, possibly used as a multi-level tool platform rather than trying to force more performance out of an archaic piece of weaponry.  Armor and simple but effective blades can create cost effective combatants without the consumption of mass amounts of ammunition during field operations.

5: Acquire The Big Dog Robotic mule, perfect for keeping supplies rather than carrying them.  Without the need of ammunition for the Knight Gladius rank we may utilize him for field carrying operations since there would be no need to carry extra ammo stores.  The Big Dog may also be exceptional in rough terrain transportation (I.E a robotic horse).





Query: Why develop a secular monastic order?

Answer: The austerity, humility and focus acquired from living such a life would be perfect for those who wish to honestly serve mankind.  Time devoted to study, meditation and research would be fulfilling.


Additional Thoughts:  However we must not fall into the irrational thoughts of the the non-secular monastic orders.  We must ground rules in reality, work our real dietary needs yet still being as simple as possible.  What spiritual techniques actually work to focus the mind and body?  Indeed we must also answer the question of what philosophy makes the most sense for this?  Humanism of a purer form may be the most efficient.  Trying to perfect the complete man, a skilled warrior, a brilliant mind, a kind heart and a self less attitude.  Let us not fall into further pitfalls by thinking celibacy is an effective too for focusing the mind as well.  Further is there a need to separate the genders here?  I think not, integrated male and female monastery could be possible, unless it becomes burdensome.





Ordo Apotheosis

A great, rambling facility of people devoted to the betterment of themselves and their species.  A group of Humanistic, aesthetic, secularists looking for the true "humanity".  Will consider spiritualism if it has practical applications.
The Grand Order
The Orginization of a huge Humanistic Secular Monastic Order.  Dedicated to the safeguarding and collecting of all of Mankind's Knowledge as well as the cultivation of exceptional people to send out into the world.  Where once the Christian missionary preached of Christ's teaching we will preach of unity and harmony within mankind as a whole.  Through example, through organization, philosophy, reason, logic, integrated psychology and science will we strive to create a new spirituality of Mankind, one dedicated to the very being it elevates.

The Ars Humanis is born!  Lo, gaze upon our works and know ye thy own greatness!
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Consider a "religion" based on man, its sanctity and responsibilities in the universe and and a rational guide post to both how to learn, how to be human and how we may achieve focus, community and greater forging of the will, spirit and direction of our species.

But then again I envision a Monastic setting where people go to shut out the world for a time, to focus and learn and self improve, like a combination of western and eastern monasticism with all the fluff thrown away so there is only Mankind, the world, the cosmos and our place within.  Now imagine those people now capable of going out and articulating those thoughts unto their fellow man and spreading the glory of who we are as a creature as well as our perceived destiny of exploring the cosmos.  Many people believe our technology is outpacing our humanity.  I aim to fix that and have our humanity outstrip our technology.

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Helbright
United States
Well I love metal, the smell of it I mean, and gunpowder. I'm a self styled pirate of the modern age and am something of a very bad writer. When not spending time reading or writing, I am practicing with my cutlass and/or longsword (I'm also a M.A.R.E fanatic).



Current Residence: Hometown
Favorite genre of music: Folk Metal
Favorite style of art: Gritty fantasy
Operating System: Custom
MP3 player of choice: Sony Walkman
Shell of choice: Koopa troopa (lol, still gets me)
Wallpaper of choice: Randoms
Skin of choice: Mine, I've grown attached to it
Favorite cartoon character: My own personal ones I make in my head.
Personal Quote: Live by the motto, die by the irony.
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rainvine Featured By Owner Edited Nov 3, 2014   Filmographer
Might I suggest you check out a little known series called Twilight? 

I feel like the emotional depth of the protagonist, A Ms Bella Swan, would be appealing to you!
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effigytormented Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
Oh that's mean.
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rainvine Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014   Filmographer
No, you got it all wrong! Twilight is awesome! :(
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effigytormented Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
Ah.  Lol.  I prefer someone of a more . . . pragmatic and calculating bent.  I literally devoured this omnibus in less than a month (then again I can literally read a Terry Pratchett novel, a bit off topic, in two or three days) www.amazon.com/Eisenhorn-Warha….
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skulkey Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the watch! :)
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effigytormented Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
S'aight
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SpiritWarriors Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Thanks for the :+devwatch: =D
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effigytormented Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
S'aight big guy, I like to eyeball people.
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Yasha-K Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh hay thankies for the watch! 
You rock! Llama for you!
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effigytormented Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Well thank ye kindly.
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