September 11, 2017 at 5:59 pm #51183
Bill Denbrough first battled It with the Ritual with advice that was given to him by Maturin. The ritual is a psychic battle in which the two forces duel with their wits. The children believe that the metal silver has supernatural abilities, as seen in numerous monster movies. Because the children believe it, it becomes real and is a chief weapon used in the ritual. Because Beverly Marsh is good with a slingshot, they injure It the first time when Beverly shoots a chunk of silver into Its skull. The group thinks that they killed It, but they can’t be sure, so they make a pact to return to Derry should It ever return. It was finally destroyed in the second Ritual of Chüd by the adult Bill Denbrough, Richie Tozier, Beverly Marsh, Eddie Kaspbrak (although he was killed by It) and Ben Hanscom.
All things considered, there’s one huge and interesting aspect of the book that Muschietti has omitted entirely. The thing is, It sort of lives in a different dimension, a kind of metaphysical plane. The kids have to learn a special ritual (called the Ritual of the Chüd) to ultimately win. This is something they experience as children and then fully realize as adults, but it’s noticeably and entirely missing from the 2017 adaptation.
Sorry, but I also think that watching movies is almost total waste of time , but here you can see how Mr. King needs this kind of external inspirations.
In Insomnia it would seem that he has also not invented those Bald Little Doctors by himself; these seem to come from 4 kumaras.
Chöd (Tibetan: གཅོད, Wylie: gcod lit. ‘to sever’), is a spiritual practice found primarily in the Nyingma and Kagyu schools of Tibetan Buddhism (where it is classed as Anuttarayoga Tantra). Also known as “Cutting Through the Ego,”, the practices are based on the Prajñāpāramitā or “Perfection of Wisdom” sutras, which expound the “emptiness” concept of Buddhist philosophy.
According to Mahayana Buddhists, emptiness is the ultimate wisdom of understanding that all things lack inherent existence. Chöd combines prajñāpāramitā philosophy with specific meditation methods and tantric ritual. The chod practitioner seeks to tap the power of fear through activities such as rituals set in graveyards, and visualisation of offering their bodies in a tantric feast in order to put their understanding of emptiness to the ultimate test.September 11, 2017 at 7:46 pm #51184
Need it be so ?
Can we not expect better from out culture ?
Are movies today about anything ? Or is it just sensation ?
Sometimes I watch old movies with long wide panoramic shots, calmness, loyalty, nobility, colour, enthusiasm.
Today it’s just electric violence with music and murder.
Today’s people grow bent in a bent world and bent movies are their food.
I see young people today who are void of any soul, truly empty wraiths, but with not the slightest sense of … anything. Just machine people. Quite frightening.
Perhaps it comes from the underpinning of a casino banking system, the system of usury, the system of the hungry ghosts. The greed and exploitation trickles up from the money supply into the culture, in order to pay the money back we need to be hungry and desperate ready to bend and break any sense of “morality”, reduced to animals, with an animal culture.
But it was not always this way.
There have been real people on this Earth.
Serious men with serious work and serious hearts.
We are like crops, if the soil is good and the growing nurtured, the result is health.
The Buddhists specialise in BS in my opinion. Those 2 paragraphs are just tripping over themselves in fancy words and fancy claims and long sanskrit terms and of course the fabled fing Buddhist wet dream of “emptiness”. Why would anyone seek “emptiness”? Or “mindfulness” for that matter ? Does anyone even think about what they are saying? No, is the answer. Something very very stupid has entered Buddhism. The use of long words is directly proportional to the loss of contact with the Truth.
The Hindu Vedanta material though seems still solid and shining. It has been a powerful light on the Earth, to survive here for so long in such good shape, is impressive.
It seeks no union whatsoever with the floating world of lies that we call the modern world.
Truly there is a separate reality where people do not live in disgrace of their souls.
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