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kneeshooter
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Any Philip Pullman fans interested in an evening in Oxford? http://www.sundaytimes-oxfordliteraryfestival.co.uk/

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I don't know how you feel about it, but you were male in your last earthly incarnation.
You were born somewhere in the territory of modern Poland around the year 1075.
Your profession was that of a shepherd, horseman or forester.
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Your brief psychological profile in your past life:
Person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man.
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The lesson that your last past life brought to your present incarnation:
Your lesson is to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in higher reasons.
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dreamfire From: dreamfire Date: October 21st, 2003 12:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

i really like mine naff as the thing is

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I don't know how you feel about it, but you were female in your last earthly incarnation.
You were born somewhere in the territory of modern Romania around the year 875.
Your profession was that of a philosopher and thinker.
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Your brief psychological profile in your past life:
Timid, constrained, quiet person. You had creative talents, which waited until this life to be liberated. Sometimes your environment considered you strange.
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It always seemed to you that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson is to trust your intuition as your best guide in your present life.
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nyarbaggytep From: nyarbaggytep Date: October 21st, 2003 03:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: i really like mine naff as the thing is

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I don't know how you feel about it, but you were female in your last earthly incarnation.
You were born somewhere in the territory of modern Romania around the year 1200.
Your profession was that of a philosopher and thinker.
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Your brief psychological profile in your past life:
Timid, constrained, quiet person. You had creative talents, which waited until this life to be liberated. Sometimes your environment considered you strange.
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The lesson that your last past life brought to your present incarnation:
It always seemed to you that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson is to trust your intuition as your best guide in your present life.
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Does that make us astral twins?
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From: ex_harryh579 Date: October 21st, 2003 04:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

Pullman evening.

Yes, I think that's entirely likely. Will book tomorrow.

H.
ant_girl From: ant_girl Date: October 22nd, 2003 02:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, the Phillip Pullman thing sounds so cool...

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Oxford+++
Sheldonian Theatre+++
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kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: October 22nd, 2003 03:03 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm a great James Naughtie fan too :-)

Actually Oxford is quite growing on me. It might really be a shitty little country town rather than a bustling metropolis, and the job that brought me here might really suck - but it's got a certain charm.

Now come to think of it I must get my own ticket for that event.
ant_girl From: ant_girl Date: October 22nd, 2003 03:09 am (UTC) (Link)
I absolutely love Oxford -- would give my eye teeth to move back there. But then I'm not so keen on bustling metropolises, hence living in York these days!

I'm not really familiar with James Naughtie's stuff... I didn't know that Phillip Pullman was doing a follow-up to His Dark Materials, either, but it should be interesting. I wonder if it will be good, or whether it's something that's best left alone.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: October 22nd, 2003 03:31 am (UTC) (Link)
James Naughtie is one of the presenters of the Today Programme and Book Club on Radio 4. I believe he's a "journalist". But he has a wonderful voice. As you'd expect for someone who works on radio.

I'm not so sure about follow-ups either - I did find "His Dark Materials" enjoyable, but I find some of the religious stuff a bit too much at times - but then I was a the same with "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" .

As to metroplises I like Birmingham because on one hand its big, convinient and gives you choice, but you can also get away from it all very easily and it isn't London...
ant_girl From: ant_girl Date: October 22nd, 2003 03:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Finding the religious stuff too much in the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is understandable, given that the whole thing is just one thinly veiled Christian metaphor! What is Phillip Pullman's religious position? I thought the whole thing seemed quite anti organised religion, but maybe I missed the point! (I can be very dense at times. Please don't tell me he's full on Christian...)

I prefer pretty and architecturally interesting to big and convenient.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: October 22nd, 2003 03:46 am (UTC) (Link)
No - exactly the opposite. It was really just the strength of the opinion that probably hit a long dormant "Church of Rome" nerve; or the way that the politics leaves me an impression of eclipsing the tale.

The Grauniad says Pullman's hatred of organised religion and his statement that "I am all for the death of God." .

My personal view has some things in common - but not to that depth. I've a dislike of organised religion, but no problem with a lot of the underlying thinking ("be nice to each other") and no problem with people having faith if it works for them.

Oh, that was probably a bit "too much information".

Dreaming spires are great but you've got to have some respect for the Rotunda, and a city where you can get a coffee after 7:30pm.

Lots of Birmingham is interesting, it's just well hidden. I was cycling along the canal the other day and saw lots of fantastic industrial revolution era "stuff" including a rather magnificent iron lock gate-thing. One day I'll take my camera out with me.
ant_girl From: ant_girl Date: October 22nd, 2003 03:51 am (UTC) (Link)
No - exactly the opposite.

Oh good. Phew. ;-) I can carry on thinking they're the fabbest books in the world now, safe in the knowledge that I haven't completely missed the point.

I don't really know Birmingham, having only been to a) New Street Station and b) boglin's house, although it's reputation as a-not-terribly-pretty-place does preceed it somewhat.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: October 22nd, 2003 04:03 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't really know Birmingham, having only been to a) New Street Station and b) boglin's house, although it's reputation as a-not-terribly-pretty-place does preceed it somewhat.

Yeah - but since she's tidied it up a bit and had new floors it's a bit more presentable.

It's worth a wander around Birmingham - I've not done it in a long time. Moor Street station has a newly restored "Age of Steam"-era ticket hall, and Brindleyplace has done wonders for expensive sandwich and cocktail vendors. Symphony Hall is lovely, and the canals around there are lovely to explore.

Just don't mention the new Selfridges which is ugly as hell, and I can't see it getting the gravitas of the Rotunda - however the new BullRing has made St Martins Church so much more accessible - and it's more interesting IMO than the rather malnourished St Philips Cathedral. Better examples of more classical style are the Town Hall and the Council House.

One day I'll follow the canal paths south either to Worcester or Warwick/Stratford. But that's way down the list.
ant_girl From: ant_girl Date: October 22nd, 2003 04:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah - but since she's tidied it up a bit and had new floors it's a bit more presentable.

Now you ~know~ thay's not what I meant...

As for Birmingham, well I expect I'll get to see it one day.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: October 22nd, 2003 04:14 am (UTC) (Link)
As for Birmingham, well I expect I'll get to see it one day.

It really takes as little as half an hour to see a bit of the city centre. At the very least next time you're passing get off the train at New Street, look, then around for a bit then carry on your journey.
ikkleblacktruck From: ikkleblacktruck Date: October 22nd, 2003 03:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Your past life diagnosis:
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I don't know how you feel about it, but you were female in your last earthly incarnation.
You were born somewhere in the territory of modern North Australia around the year 1875.
Your profession was that of a map maker, astrologer, astronomer.
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Your brief psychological profile in your past life:
Timid, constrained, quiet person. You had creative talents, which waited until this life to be liberated. Sometimes your environment considered you strange.
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The lesson that your last past life brought to your present incarnation:
Your main lesson is to develop magnanimity and a feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to take only as much, as you can give back.
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Do you remember now?
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At least I had a recent past life.



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