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Ian Thomas

"With wanton heed, and giddy cunning, The melting voice through mazes running; Untwisting all the chains that tie The hidden soul of harmony..."

Portland, OR, USA
male
divorced
Speaks: English/American, Deutsch, Gaelic-Scottish
Joined Jan 9, 2008


 
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Joined Jan 9, 2008 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Meeting Friends, Dating, Professional Connections, Support a Cause, Other 
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Groups Amazing Sci-Fi Horror and Fantasy, Dreamspell Connections
Hometown Greensboro, NC 
Homepage http://revolution93.ning.com/  
Birthday Aug 01  
Languages English/American, Deutsch, Gaelic-Scottish  
About Me Damals lebte sein Herz; Sehnsucht war darin und schwermütiger Neid, ein klein wenig Verachtung und eine ganze keusche Seligkeit...
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Pets Nile Monitor, Savannah Monitor, Chinese Water Dragon, Green Basilisk, Tokay Gecko, Snapping Turtle, Reticulated Python  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions earth religions  
Eating Habits every kind of tea and coffee, Vegetarian Wannabe (I Try!)  
Wild Fact About Me I hold a beast, an angel, and a madman in me, and my enquiry is as to their working, and my problem is their subjugation and victory, downthrow and upheaval, and my effort is their self-expression
My Philosophy You know these things as thoughts, but your thoughts are not your experiences, they are an echo and after-effect of your experiences: as when your room trembles when a carriage goes past. I however am sitting in the carriage, and often I am the carriage itself.

In a man who thinks like this, the dichotomy between thinking and feeling, intellect and passion, has really disappeared. He feels his thoughts. He can fall in love with an idea. An idea can make him ill.
What Gives Me Hope The birds have vanished into the sky, and now the last cloud drains away. We sit together, the mountain and me, until only the mountain remains...
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)
What/who changed my life and why The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran...

And a man said, Speak to us of Self-Knowledge.
And he answered saying:
Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights.
But your ears thirst for the sound of your heart's knowledge.
You would know in words that which you have always known in thought.
You would touch with your fingers the naked body of your dreams.
And it is well you should.
The hidden well-spring of your soul must needs rise and run murmuring to the sea;
And the treasure of your infinite depths would be revealed to your eyes.
But let there be no scales to weigh your unknown treasure;
And seek not the depths of your knowledge with staff or sounding line.
For self is a sea boundless and measureless.
Say not, "I have found the truth," but rather "I have found a truth."
Say not, "I have found the path of the soul."
Say rather, I have met the soul walking on my path."
For the soul walks upon all paths.
The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed.
The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals.
What Bugs Me intolerance, indifference, hypocrisy, cruelty, bullying, People whom do harm unto others, apathy, abusive people, arrogance, George Bush  
Passions Energy Healing And Love, other cultures, environment, peace, nature, making a difference, learning, broadening my horizons, books, art, animals  
Inspirations life, love, good people, blue skies, a gentle breeze, the beauty of nature, understanding, the sun coming up, the sound of the ocean, The Great Spirit  
What Scares Me War - Cruelty - Greed - Indifference, global warming, Religious Extremism, apathy, current USA administration, Ignorance and evil, George W. Bush  
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Role Models John Lennon, Kahlil Gibran, Marcus Aurelius, Anais Nin, Frodo Baggins, Berthold Brecht, Vincent Van Gogh, Robert Heinlein, Lao Tzu, Charles Darwin, Sir Richard Francis Burton, Henry V, Napoleon Bonaparte, Martin Luther King Jr., Dalai Lama  
Quotation Alas, the time is coming when man will no longer give birth to a star. Alas, the time of the most despicable man is coming, he that is no longer able to despise himself. Behold, I show you the last man.

'What is love? What is creation? What is longing? What is a star?' thus asks the last man, and blinks.

The earth has become small, and on it hops the last man, who makes everything small. His race is as ineradicable as the flea; the last man lives longest.

'We have invented happiness,'say the last men, and they blink. They have left the regions where it was hard to live, for one needs warmth. One still loves one's neighbor and rubs against him, for one needs warmth...

One still works, for work is a form of entertainment. But one is careful lest the entertainment be too harrowing. One no longer becomes poor or rich: both require too much exertion. Who still wants to rule? Who obey? Both require too much exertion.

No shepherd and one herd! Everybody wants the same, everybody is the same: whoever feels different goes voluntarily into a madhouse.

'Formerly, all the world was mad,' say the most refined, and they blink...

One has one's little pleasure for the day and one's little pleasure for the night: but one has a regard for health.

'We have invented happiness,' say the last men, and they blink."

--Friedrich Nietzsche, Also Sprach Zarathustra


As soon as your born they make you feel small,
By giving you no time instead of it all,
Till the pain is so big you feel nothing at all,
A working class hero is something to be,
A working class hero is something to be.
They hurt you at home and they hit you at school,
They hate you if you're clever and they despise a fool,
Till you're so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules,
A working class hero is something to be,
A working class hero is something to be.
When they've tortured and scared you for twenty odd years,
Then they expect you to pick a career,
When you can't really function you're so full of fear,
A working class hero is something to be,
A working class hero is something to be.
Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV,
And you think you're so clever and classless and free,
But you're still fucking peasents as far as I can see,
A working class hero is something to be,
A working class hero is something to be.
There's room at the top they are telling you still,
But first you must learn how to smile as you kill,
If you want to be like the folks on the hill,
A working class hero is something to be.
A working class hero is something to be.
If you want to be a hero well just follow me,
If you want to be a hero well just follow me.

--John Lennon, Working Class Hero


I have heard the beast pound in the breath of a bird...and felt in its feathers the fire.
I have hated with passion the gathering herd
and the weight of its common desire.
Ah, but no rest for weary terrestrial wings
in beating oppressive air;
they long for the strength of celestial things
like the essence of myrrh in her hair.

--Anais Nin
Interests ecology, biology, politics/current events, astronomy, philosophy, wildlife, Spirituality/Philosophy, music, history, environment  
Books Art of Happiness - Dalai Lama, Time Enough for Love, Beyond Good and Evil, The Dream of the Earth - Thomas Berry, Essence of Place by Eugene Odum, The Lord of The Rings, Dune Series  
Music click on the above LP links  
Movies Star Trek (all of them), Lord of the Rings, Forrest Gump, Star Wars, Braveheart, Kingdom of Heaven, Light Years, Dark Crystal, Wizard of Oz  
TV Shows Discovery Channel, Outer Limits(original), Twilight Zone (original), X-Files, Lost, House, Jericho, Heroes, Criminal Minds  
Favorite Foods  
Favorite Places Portland (OR), Scotland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand  
Can't Live Without freedom, peace, nature, books, music  
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    Aug 20, 2008 11:17 AM

    Sharon F. (99)
    What Sage said goes for me was well and since she said  it so well I won't say it again, I would also love to hear from you, miss talking to you, and am glad you have been able to make big changes.
    Love,Sharon

    Aug 16, 2008 8:20 AM

    Robin H. (24)
    I see much has changed with you and yet much as remained the same. I wish I would hear from you. But I am glad you made the change of local as you said you would. I am now going through what you recently have been. So looks like 2008 is our year for major change. I hope all is well with you and that  we are still going to be friends. Cause I really miss talking to you. ~ Love Robin
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