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    Hello,

    I am a new member and would like to post on the Maranatha forum. I have read that new members must "establish a reputation" elsewhere before being allowed to post that forum. I just wanted to make sure I understood this correctly and that there is no other way to post without doing this. I came across this site because of the Maranatha discussion and unfortunately I am not interested in the other topics here.

    The current method seems to make it hard for new members to participate in the discussion which I would like to do. I believe the knowledge gained from the Maranatha puzzle will be worth more than the million pound prize and that it can still be solved.

    Best Regards,

    EDL

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    Quote Originally Posted by EDL View Post
    I believe the knowledge gained from the Maranatha puzzle will be worth more than the million pound prize and that it can still be solved.
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    First, welcome EDL to the Maranatha Mad-House!

    2nd, there is no million pound prize: the promoters of the prize have closed the project down. There is plenty of debate as to the motivations behind the closure. There is also much acrimony! And yes, this thing is probably worth more than a million pounds - in laughs.

    3rd, there are plenty of players here still determined to follow this thing through: some want to solve the puzzle regardless, some hope for some sort of last-minute salvation, others believe they can/have solved it, some are addicted and can't let it go and maybe some, me included, need to get a life!

    I was unaware, or maybe only dimly aware, that in order to post you need to establish a "reputation"! I have absolutely no idea how you get a reputation. I find it hard to believe I even have one. Just ask Horus (Horace)

    My suggestion to you is to suck up to the front-runners here: Astree and HappyThoth. These guys are like Thor Hushovd in the Tour De France! Big! I don't know, maybe you could send them a PM and beg. For your info these two are the "guns" and they are at present giving us all a lesson in logic. At times their perspicacity can be quite bloody annoying (pardon my language).

    Question: do you have the Little Red Book (LRB), "Maranatha - Et in Arcadia Ego" and "The Companion"? These two books are pretty essential to resolving the enigma or going crazy. Incidentally mine are in tatters! Could you send me a couple of copies please.

    If I can be of help later let me know via PM.

    All the best, you don't know what you're getting into! Dominus, Espirito....

    IC

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    Oops, Dominus Espritus...

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    Double oops, Dominus, Spiritus...

    I won't even comment.

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    EDL,
    Please ignore the above rubbish! Sorry, I got carried away being foolish.

    Go to FAQ, SETTING and PROFILE and then REPUTATION. It explains how reputation works.

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    Hi Ice Cold,

    Thanks for the welcome.

    I have been following this forum for a few months and I was aware that Priory had folded before I got both the LRB and companion. The prize money is not important to me, it is the "key" that the book contains which is important.

    I truly wonder if there are those who have found the key (and submission method) but do not want the publicity that comes with claiming the prize. Isn't it strange the book claims that there are those who have killed for the key but yet the winner must attend a public presentation and have their name used?

    EDL

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    Quote Originally Posted by EDL View Post
    Isn't it strange the book claims that there are those who have killed for the key but yet the winner must attend a public presentation and have their name used?
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    EDL, good point. But when you think about it, the winner is only echoing what the authors have purported to have found. Why skewer him/her on a kitchen table when there is a syndicate of people, led by Duncan Burden, who claim to have found the so-called grail. Kill one, twelve left and the solution is still "out there" anyway. Don't be a worry wort.

    By the way, you should know I am a Pariah to some here since I insulted the twelevers on the now defunct Time Monk forum. I have apologized but I am not forgiven, probably rightly so. So be careful with whom you associate! It may not go well with you.

    Incidentally, you will find that the "true seekers" call in regularly. I notice you have not been here for 5 days. No criticism, just an observation.

    Good luck. Money or no, you will find this quest one of the most absorbing, amusing, frustrating and challenging things you ever did. It was money extremely well spent!

    Incidentally, I have no "reputation" and am simply here because I've been here for yonks. Sigh.

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    Ice Cold,

    EDL, good point. But when you think about it, the winner is only echoing what the authors have purported to have found. Why skewer him/her on a kitchen table when there is a syndicate of people, led by Duncan Burden, who claim to have found the so-called grail. Kill one, twelve left and the solution is still "out there" anyway. Don't be a worry wort.
    I didn't mean to imply that the winner would be killed, just that the publicity may attract some unwanted attention. Hasn't Duncan, who is the only named group member, said that someone was spreading lies about him which interfered with business contracts and may have contributed to the end of Priory Publications?

    Then again the winner of this puzzle would have only found the key and not the lock. They would not know all there is to know and therefore would likely not be a target.

    Incidentally, you will find that the "true seekers" call in regularly. I notice you have not been here for 5 days. No criticism, just an observation.
    My opinion is that many of these "true seekers" should spend less time on the internet and more time researching the puzzle if they are indeed "true seekers". I do not mean this as an insult to any members here as I know there are many bright people with good ideas. It is something I am guilty of as well, wasting time when I should be focused on researching. The forum is no doubt a great resource but unfortunately many of the posts do not deal directly with the puzzle.

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    Yes EDL,

    Getting reputation can be an issue

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    Hello Forum,

    I am trying to contact Duncan and am wondering if anybody here has his email? I know I probably won't get a reply but I thought it would be worth a shot. I believe I may have seen it posted somewhere but I can no longer find it. Thanks in advance.

    -EDL

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