Out there in the darkness, I thought I would be lost forever... but once my eyes adjusted, I found, much to my surprise, that within this darkness, I had discovered hope.
 
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PostSubject: Darkness and the Individual   Mon May 22, 2017 1:39 pm

Referenced in my training, I'm posting it here for reference, thought, discussion, etc.

Richard Francis Irvine wrote:
Darkness is about the individual.

We are all bound together. But the darksider knows that, no matter what connections exist, real or perceived, he is his own person, responsible for his own destiny, responsible for shaping his own path.

Darkness is about knowing the individual.

We must cut through the lies we weave around ourselves, we must go beyond the way we shield ourselves. This means untangling knots in the way we think and behave which prevent us from knowing what we are, and acting as we are. We must find out how we think, what we think, what we believe, what we are capable of.

Darkness is within the individual.

We are called to an internal journey. We must explore ourselves, through action and contemplation. We are physical beings, and so exploration of what we are, means placing ourselves in relation to the world, feeling things about the world; passions, beliefs, taking positions, both on the basis of emotion and tactical reason. We are also spiritual beings, and truth is not to be found simply by becoming aware of behaviour; we must become aware of those desires which may only enter our consciousness on occasion; for example when we stripped bare by a traumatic happening, or suddenly feel alone in the night, or are suddenly joyful. Through meditation, contemplation and prayer, we can begin to look within to find our spiritual self, and see things with an eye which is not purely material; an eye which knows, for example, that music is not simply a pleasurable aural sensation, but an experience which affects the whole individual.

Darkness is explored by the individual.

The map of the world has been filled. The land is claimed, and each feature has been given its name. And yet, the world around us is entirely new to us. Certainly, we walk along our street, find our way along familiar paths. And yet, we are unaware. Not mindful of the collage of feelings, actions, of things being constructed and broken all around us. We are not mindful of the reality within which we exist, but move, confident that we know our way around a place we have never even dared to look at. Each drip of paint, each flyposter, each blade of grass has meaning for us to find, and we are connected, as though by an umbilical cord, to the world around us; the force within us reaches out to make itself a manifest consciousness in the world, and so the self becomes joined to, and dependant on the universe in which it is placed. Everything we experience is a brother and a sister to us, and yet we ignore it. It is shrouded in unknowing. We must peer into this darkness.

Darkness is individual.

It falls to each of us to discover what darkness is for themselves. To piece together the mosaic from brief glimpses of things we fear and things we desire. To shape our own aspirations, to walk on our own journey. Certainly, there are times when we crave companionship on the journey, times when we seek hands to hold. But ultimately, we must confront the self. We cannot offer a public dissection of a corpse, so that all can understand the anatomy of darkness. Darkness has an anatomy which is constructed differently for each person. Therefore, the only answers are the ones you can find yourself. Certainly, the world has tools to offer; for example, psychoanalysis, meditation, prayer, art; all of these allow us to find ways of expressing and exploring what the self means. So, while it is worthwhile to learn and understand methods of exploration, and we hope that the dark path at this academy will help you to equip yourself with such tools, ultimately, you must pick up these tools; you must explore yourself, you must explore your universe. Look into the dark unexplored and see what might make itself known.
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PostSubject: Re: Darkness and the Individual   Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:40 pm

I will learn from these teachings my master.
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PostSubject: Re: Darkness and the Individual   Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:02 pm

Uh-huh. What will you learn? Why will you learn? What does Sith mean to you?
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PostSubject: Re: Darkness and the Individual   Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:19 pm

I wish to learn from the teachings of the holocron, and I wish to learn to master my emotions to unlock them into a darkness I can deal with instead of fight against, the sith to me is a brotherhood of knowledge I wish to join and harness it's teachings, my master.
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PostSubject: Re: Darkness and the Individual   Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:35 pm

Poor grammar. Very flamboyant but vague speech. No detail or talking about your thoughts on the meaning of, say, "darkness and the individual", or anything else on this site so far. Not a great start. But I'm a nice guy. So you want to learn, kait? Impress me.
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PostSubject: Re: Darkness and the Individual   Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:35 pm

Impress? I'm not here to impress, I'm here to control my emotions, and to join a brotherhood that can accept me for once instead of call me a freak or try to know me and get under my skin..no offense but I'm not here to impress otherwise I'd be a hypocrite, I'm just here to learn. And I told you I would learn from your teachings master. You seem very wise and I want to be as wise as you in the knowledge of the sith so please accept me as your apprentice master, and teach me the ways of the holocron, and I won't fail you.

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PostSubject: Re: Darkness and the Individual   Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:19 am

*sigh*

Then tell me, in your own words, what is a Sith, why you consider this a brotherhood, and why you would choose to train as a Sith rather than say, Jedi. Also, clarify what you're referring to by emotional control, and maybe give an honest introduction of yourself-we are absolutely no roleplayers, we are real people.

Let's see what you can do, yea?
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PostSubject: Re: Darkness and the Individual   Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:16 pm

Fine, to clarify I am fully aware that this is not a rolplaying site, I am calling you master because it is your title, and I want to show respect as an initiate. A sith in my real opinion is an individual that practices the dark arts and uses it in combat from what I've been taught growing up and watching star wars as far as I know. And the reason I would like to consider it a brotherhood is because something at some point in all our lives led us here right? something tragic maybe? And the reason I want to train as a sith rather than be a Jedi is because they are to soft and they combat dark thoughts instead of embracing them. And the what I mean by emotional control is various unstable and harmful thoughts that "rattle" about in your head sometimes tempting you or other times hurting you, and I want to control these thoughts, and emotions that I feel. And to give an introduction, I am nothing currently, I have lost loved ones and have had friends leave me because of choices I made, I work for a company where I have to suck cock in order to get by working 5 hours a day 5 days a week after school hours that is which here goes for a shitty 7 hours 5 days a week so when I fucking come home I have 2 hours and 30 minutes at fucking most before another glorious day on this shit hole of a rock we live on, so right now I really don't see and direction to go but up, so there's my wonderful introduction.

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PostSubject: Re: Darkness and the Individual   Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:20 pm

And to clarify I don't actually "suck cock" I just obey managements orders like a good boy.

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PostSubject: Re: Darkness and the Individual   Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:20 pm

Well I like the honesty. Give us some time, we'll get you started shortly
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