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Paul Julian G.

"To live in the Day, but Love the Night. To practice metta toward all"

El Paso, TX, USA
male, age 57
committed relationship, 2 children
Speaks: Puppy, Gibberish, Reformed Gibberish, Pidgin Signed English (PSE), English, Some Spanish - un poquito
Joined Aug 3, 2007


 
A Bit About Me:
About me:
OK, so who the heck am I?

The Basics


I'm single, and pretty good lookin', if I do say so myself!

I'm a 51-year old proud Grand-dad, father, lover of Sri Sri Krsna, all paths of Sanatana Dharma, in particular most forms of Vaisnavism, chanter of Namu-Myoho-Renge-Kyo, observer of Chaos, Erisian, musician and composer

My spirituality has been rather "dark" by some peoples' standards, and I have little patience with pushy religionists of any stripe. If you are a believer of any faith and wish to pray for me, please do. If you believe yourself to be an evangelist for your particular faith path and wish to preach at me, or try to convince me of how "wrong" I am, I hope you will forgive me if I ignore your bombast and change the subject. I believe the the true Supreme Absolute, by whichever Name one uses (and there are many) requires us to think for ourselves. Mindless spiritual slavery is for the herd. Any deity that would require me to surrender my brain at the door, ignore inconvenient truths, and blindly accept what I cannot, and will consign me to some state of eternal punishment for not accepting some whole package of doctrine, even for refusing to mouth some trite "acceptance" phrase, is not worthy of my worship. You may disagree, but there it is. I will not be consigned to your concept of "hell" by whichever standards you apply, whether Christian, Muslim, Jewish, or any other faith path that has, as a component, some concept of eternal punishment, and your fear of such will not make it so.

As an aside, I have to wonder how crowded certain places will be, with major faith paths busy consigning all others to "hell" for not towing some particular party line. ("Yes, but," you will say, "all the others are wrong, and only we are right.")

I am also a die-hard techie, and geek -- I support Macs, PC's, and PDA's both for a living and for fun, and have all three up and on at home at all times.
(Obviously, I prefer my Mac, but there are some developers that either are not equipped to provide Mac versions of their software, or will not do so for whatever reasons), and, for those things I use my PC.... of course, at work, I am obligated to use a PC for everything, but, hey.... it's their gig, their rules, and their equipment, so whattayagonnado?)

Music

I am one of the only Blues soprano sax players I know.

My sax is a Unison S100

My guitars are:

Ovation Celebrity strung with D'Addario Phosphor Bronze Extra-Lights
Martin Sigma Classical Acoustic

For composing, orchestrating and recording, I use the following hardware and software:

Hardware

Apple Macbook Pro Intel Core2 Duo, 15" 2.33GHz, 4GB RAM, 120GB internal drive, running OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
Apple Powerbook G4, 17", 1.67GHz, 2GB RAM, 80GB internal drive running OS X 10.4 (Tiger)
Maxtor OneTouch 1TB Firewire drive
Maxtor OneTouch 200GB Firewire drive
Samsung SyncMaster 930B 19" flatpanel
Digidesign MBox2 Mini M-Audio USB 2x2 MIDI hub
Yamaha Motif 6
Yamaha PSR-520
Alesis Firewire 8 Digital Mixer Alesis Nanocompressor and Nanoverb outboard effects
TASCAM DP-01FX HD Recorder/Mixer
Yamaha MA10 Headphone/Personal Studio Mixer
Radio Shack 33-984D Highball microphone (Shure SM 58 clone)

Software

Apple Logic Express 8
Digidesign ProTools LE 7.31
Mackie Traktion 3
Propellerheads Reason 3
IK Multimedia Sampletank 2
IK Multimedia Amplitube
Apple GarageBand 3
Other assorted plugins, geegaws and doohickeys as needed


Who I'd like to meet:

In this life:
(Just a few of the many I'd like to meet)

Jodie Foster
Charlize Theron
Paul McCartney
David Sanborn
Bob Iger
John Kerry
Bill & Hillary Clinton
Steve Jobs
Steve Wozniak
B.B. King
Peter Carroll
Phil Hine
Dr. Michael A. Aquino
Uncle Setnakt (Don Webb)

In the next life:
(again, just a few of the many)

Shakyamuni Buddha
Nichiren Shonin
Franz Bardon
Dr. Israel Regardie
Aleister Crowley
Jesus
St. Philip Neri
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Jimi Hendrix
Janis Joplin
Roy Orbison
John Lennon
George Harrison
St. Therese of Lisieux
 
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Joined Aug 3, 2007 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Meeting Friends, Dating, Support a Cause 
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Groups *~Spiritual*Singles and Friends~*, AA to ZEN, American Civil Liberties Union, Bhagavad- Gita As it is, Bohemian Sanctuary, Buddhism, Burning The Midnight Lamp., Cannabis Activists Of Care2, Cannabis... Fact, Fiction and Beyond, Care2Guru, ENLIGHTENMENT, Embracing the Darkness within, Entheogens And Religion, Expression thru Art more »
Hometown El Paso, TX 
Homepage http://www.myspace.com/paulthesaxguy  
Birthday Feb 14, 1957  
Languages Puppy, Gibberish, Reformed Gibberish, Pidgin Signed English (PSE), English, Some Spanish - un poquito  
About Me Reasonably rational lunatick; am 53, look 40-somethin' (or so I've been told), feel... well, depends on what time of day it is.
My kids are grown, so there are no (2-legged) children in the house, but we do like kids! (We meaning my 28-year-old daughter with whom I share my house - she's a great roomie!)

I continually seek more Light, Learning and Love.
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Pets 1 chiweenie, 2 Labs, 5 cats  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions Hare Krishna, Western Mystery Tradition, Nichiren Shu  
Eating Habits TRYING TO BE HEALTHY - FAILING MISERABLY, Coffee - Now!, Chocolate-Lotsofit, Aspiring healthy eater, Still Love Chocolate Though!  
Wild Fact About Me Probably better spoken of in private, don't you think?
My Philosophy "Inheritor of a Dying World, we call thee to the Living Beauty.
Wanderer in the Wild Darkness, we call thee to the Gentle Light.
Long hast thou dwelt in Darkness --
Quit the Night and seek the Day."

--Ritual of the Neophyte
Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

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1) If one needs religion to justify a stand, the stand is not justifiable.

The converse is also true.

2) The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know so much.
What Gives Me Hope The wonderful people I've observed on the Care2 network who are speaking their minds and making a difference.

Lord Sri Krsna.

My daughters & grandsons.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by You wouldn't want me as a political leader. Trust me.

Of course, I'm rather skeptical of anyone who really wants to sit in the "big chair"
What/who changed my life and why Bhagavad-Gita As It Is
Srimad Bhagavatam

His Divine Grace Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Franz Bardon for all reasons

Frater Ad Maiorem Gloriam Dei (Israel Regardie) for keeping the Flame alive and pointing the Way to the Light.

Time Enough For Love by Robert A. Heinlein.,
Showed me what the best of "small 'L'" libertarianism can be.
What Bugs Me injustice, cruelty, Any one that would hurt an animal, any one that would hurt a woman, Any one that would hurt a child, Self-righteousness of the convinced., Smugness, Hypocrisy, Narrow-Mindedness  
Passions Sri Sri Radha-Krsna, Love/Romance/Passion, Metta, Buddhism, MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC!!!  
Inspirations Sri Sri Guru and Gauranga, Srila Narayan Maharaj, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Dr. Michael Aquino, Franz Bardon, Frater A.M.A.G. - Israel Regardie, Rev. Shokai Kanai, L.A. Nichiren Shu, Nichiren Shonin, Shakyamuni Buddha  
What Scares Me Not scared of anything, Not leaving this world a little better  
  Favorites
Role Models Dr. Michael Aquino, Shakyamuni Buddha, Rev. Shokai Kanai, Franz Bardon, Frater Ad Maiorem Gloriam Dei, Nichiren Shonin, My Mom, Miranda Rozzo (Daughter 1), Gillian Summers (Daughter 2)  
Quotation Some days, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps

---Emo Phillips
Interests Other People's Interests!, film scores, movies, Spirituality, music, literature  
Books Book of the Witch Moon, Ctulhu Cult by Venger Satanis, The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, The Lord of The Rings, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, H. P. Lovecraft, Temple of Set, Tarot, Hermetic Qabalah  
Music all kinds, classical, Classic Rock, Progressive Rock, Trance/Ambient, Jazz and Blues  
Movies The Abyss, Dark Star, The Princess Bride, Buckaroo Banzai, HHGTTG - both versions  
TV Shows Weeds (what else?), Dr. Who (4th Dr. forward), Firefly, Eureka  
Favorite Foods Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate  
Favorite Places Los Angeles California!!!!! My Home!, Baden-Wurtemberg area of Germany, Chania Crete  
Can't Live Without Love, Music, Chocolate, Love, Music, Chocolate  
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