Land of the Mad Lupin Lovers

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swaying back and forth I do that when my bowels hurt ;-)

I'm not surprised to see them using tried and tested methods of psychology. I hope you won't hold it against me, but I think very badly of these practices. Or rather: not so much of the practices themselves (which are intended and do help, to some degree or other). It's the people building up a cult around themselves, pretending they're special and all you sick people need me and most of all need to pay me to get better. Instead of being honest and explaining that this is how our minds work and this is how you can use it to cope with your ailments, they dress it up with angels and demons and put themselves in a position of power by posing as some sort of saviour. But of course, otherwise there wouldn't be anything to gain for them, now would it?

I've never read any Keats, but maybe Percy Shelley is more to your liking, or some of the poems in Neil Gaiman's collected story books? They're odd (this is Neil we're talking about) and you wouldn't immediately identify them as poetry, but reading them out loud is very satisfying :)

Haha, well, it ís comforting. ;)

Yeah, I was getting pretty sceptic and wary of Mr Roy Martina myself after I saw the whole, hm, imperium he has build around himself with cd's and dvd's etc. He's a nice enough guy but I prefer a more... downscaled and personal approach, and not having to pay upwards of 600 euros for a series of seminars.

I should look up Shelley then, and I didn't know Neil had written poetry! And yeah, Neil isn't exactly normal. :p
I'm currently also reading Stephen Fry's Ode Less Travelled, but it's a bit technical (it's about how to write poetry yourself) so it's not exactly a book to rush through.

There's at least a few poems in Smoke and Mirrors. Don't be fooled by their length or the lack of rhyme :)

Iiinteresting indeed. I think Jaqcues commented on something similar in one of the colleges, about those 'paranormal therapists' using techniques that are known to work and mixing them with a lot of well... mystique.
Why does this suddenly remind me of Discworld?

Not adding anything about the poetry discussion though... Or hey, I think I bought a book with a couple of Poe-stories a while back.
"They range from the poetic to the mysterious to the darkly comic, yet all posess the genius for the grotesque that defines Poe's writing."
Mostly stories though. Wannaborrow? (As soon as you finished Magician).

teresting indeed. I think Jaqcues commented on something similar in one of the colleges, about those 'paranormal therapists' using techniques that are known to work and mixing them with a lot of well... mystique.
Why does this suddenly remind me of Discworld?

Now I'm picturing Moist pretending to be a paranormal healer. XD
Or Granny doing her Headology. :)

(As soon as you finished Magician).
You forgot HINTHINT. ;)
Sure, sounds interesting. :)

Hee hee! It's tough to be a skeptic sometimes, isn't it? You start second-guessing EVERYTHING.

I KNOW. I can barely join my parents at church anymore, everything makes me go "hmm, weeeelll..." XD

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