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    Quote Originally Posted by Sacred Prize View Post

    ................to have the process encourage people to be nice to each other through these areas.



    Well, that counts me out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmorrigan View Post
    The more obvious question to me, however, is how one validates said secrets "beyond possible academic doubt"...but I suppose this is part of the answer--which completely eludes me!!
    Maybe its beyond doubt if you've experienced it first hand. The difference between being told that something is true because thats the prevailing opinion/dogma. Versus going out and finding that it is really true thru your own experiences.
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    True pendragon..sounds good to me!
    pendragon you've always been a well of honesty !.. to me.

    and Horace..you have a wry/dry sense of humour ..but I think you're a very nice person..well that's my opinion...and I think you've played the game well too..you don't have to downgrade someone to upgrade yourself.. ..and you've never pourposely set out to make people
    feel small and insignificant!..so well done old Horace..well done !!
    I see the love and sharing that you put into this quest..I do


    cathyxxxooo

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    Hi Sync,

    The way you (and several others) have dealt with personal attacks has been quite impressive, and to me, a great example for us.

    I wonder, if we can't treat each other squarely in everyday matters, do we have any business with powerful secrets?

    Thanks much for your kind and encouraging words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sacred Prize View Post
    Sometimes time in the dark makes it easier to appreicate the sun. The puzzle has a several purposes. One to reveal as series of related and important secrets. Another is to do so to allow those who find them to also validate them beyond possible academic doubt. Another to make the process both objective, creative and rewarding. Another, because the subject matter, or research areas an cause emotive responses and opinions, to have the process encourage people to be nice to each other through these areas. Answers can be wrong, you can lose, but merit is also found in how you play the game.

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    Sorry to be the devil's advocate but this is the same type of statement that enticed many of us to join this hunt in the first place. However much each one of us may have gained in knowledge from this search, a black cloud still hangs over all of us as to which if any of the knowledge holds any ground towards the solving of the puzzle. It has been 3 years since the puzzle began and I take it that you created the puzzle to be solved in a shorter time frame than this.

    What I am getting at is obviously we are missing the mark on this puzzle and there seems to be no end in sight. I don't know if anyone else has noticed but our numbers, those working on this puzzle and posting in the forums, have been dwindling. I wouldn't doubt that the group that broke from these forums recently has already dissipated or dead with no communication.

    With the economic changes happening in the world who knows what is going to happen next. Usually worldwide tension between countries grow during economic troubles. I would hate to see this puzzle disappear altogether without ever being solved. At what point does Priory throw in the towel if at all?

    Bahh!! I am sure there are legal ramification in place to where nothing can be said in order to give all participants an equal chance at solving this puzzle. I guess I just needed to rant a little bit...this is only the First Book in this grand puzzle after all....we haven't even completely half of the series yet!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sacred Prize View Post
    .......One to reveal as series of related and important secrets. Another is to do so to allow those who find them to also validate them beyond possible academic doubt. Another to make the process both objective, creative and rewarding. .......
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    Duncan,
    I get so confused by the use of 'secret'. If what we find is secret, then how can we find it? Could it be that some of these 'secrets' were already in the public arena as hypotheses? IE people already 'believed' in these 'secrets' but had no proof for their beliefs? Is the puzzle then assembling together what seem like disjointed 'ideas' into a cohesive view of historic events?

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    I believe I understand where you are saying. So let me try a story. Masons use handgrips to reveal their membership in particular degrees. These could be described as 'Secrets'. Of course masons know them, but they still refer to them a 'secrets' as they are genuinely protected, at least in theory. You indeed can discover these grips if you research hard enough. But reading them in a book or being told them outside of a masonic gathering doesn't have the same feel or importance. Any person who has been married will understand the difference of simply saying the words 'I do' and then saying them as part of a ritual. (I come off the point).

    So 'Secrets' can be 'known' and yet still be a secret. But we are playing with words here ok. I am not saying that the 'Secret' in this book is or isn't as openly known or understood as a mason hand grip. Although keep in your mind a masonic handgrip is just two hands holding each other, a secret can be that simple, but what that simple gesture means to a mason is deeply moving.

    In the book is a genuine 'Secret', something not revealed to the public in all its history. It would be impossible for anyone on this globe that say no one has ever simply imagined, believed, theorised or dreampt the importance, meaning, structure, intent of what the 'secret' signifies. Indeed we all know we are discussing phenomena that has been traced through history, and the puzzle is making people look at those traces. To get them to look and learn that background knowledge and also piece together information to help them solve and discover that genuine secret. So yes, look at disjointed ideas, but don't forget the real people that thought them and the polictical and social surrounding that affected them at that point. But you are finding the evidence.

    Hope that helps.

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    Duncan,
    I'm beyond help. My brain fried by page 2 of the LRB - it took me 2 years to realise that the cover wasn't a 'Magic Eye' image - although I swear I saw a 3D picture of Glenn Hoddle in there at one point .

    Keep well and thanks for taking the time to reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sacred Prize View Post

    In the book is a genuine 'Secret', something not revealed to the public in all its history. It would be impossible for anyone on this globe that say no one has ever simply imagined, believed, theorised or dreampt the importance, meaning, structure, intent of what the 'secret' signifies. Indeed we all know we are discussing phenomena that has been traced through history, and the puzzle is making people look at those traces.


    Duncan,

    How are we to trace something thru history given that that something has never been revealed?

    1. we don't know what that something is - so what do we look for?

    2. if it has been kept that secret it won't be "visible" at all thru history anyway.

    3. It has remained undetected thru history (despite a multitude searching for it) - what hope have we got?

    We can't even play 20 questions with it as no-one will give us a straight answer.



    Horace.

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    How to explain a complex matter in way it can be understood.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te6qG4yn-Ps

    How to know thyself

    Your an "I" neither male or female in a body or super computer more sophisticated than any computer known to science.

    From the moment I was born That voice inside guided me, as I asked those questions Is time real. Is the person I see in the mirror really I. But the truth is deep inside I realized , that I was a child of the cosmos , a soul that transcends time and space, paradox and law, beyond matter and anti matter, I am consciousness and this is who I really am.

    Morpheous is my inner voice, a guide that will liberate I from this illusion. But there are a thousand agents ,that I listen to and I am back into this illusionary world. The agents are my Logical mind. Even when I sit and try to empty my Mind , Each of us have faced an agent and failed.To confront an agent we must never use our minds.

    Once I set out on the path, I must find a gatekeeper or an ideal state of mind, soul and consciousness.

    As I achieve a state of no mind, then and only then shall I see the real world.


    AAhhh and agent smith my negative side that I have to defeat.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKHX71Ug5g4

    before anyone thinks I am mad. Remember trinity is dying and neo (one) puts his hand inside her and alters the code, or in the case of I the vibration rate of DNA.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzWmO...eature=related


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaLz3...eature=related




    The rest you can work out .

    In the words of AC every man and woman is a star
    Everything is an illusion. With every action you create your future. With every thought you create your destiny. The only real thing is love. When you hurt another person you hurt yourself, When you forgive another person you forgive yourself. Many seek the holy grail, but you already have it. Wake up from the world of dreams you live in. Then you will find the answers you have always wanted.

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