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Rozi
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Posted:Hey guys,

knowledge and advice required. I arrived home yeserday (Friday the 13th, coincidentally) to find a large white stone sitting in the centre of our front doorstep. It looked as though it had been very carefully placed.

I'm a little bamboozled. Does anyone know whether there would be any significance for this in some kind of ritual (eg cleansing ritual or blessing)? Or am I just imagining things?


It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

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_Aime_
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Posted:You got a white rock on your doorstep, got a black rock through my window ubblol

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dani_babyboo
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Posted:white is usually a pure colour so it could b e something good

enticed, entrapped, entombed.
intoxicated, impaled, ingested.
bewitched, beaten, broken.
enter the love realm...
insert ur token

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roarfire
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Posted:"To him that overcometh will I give of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it" (Rev 2:17).



In Revelation, a symbolic record of John's initiation, the white stone is the new, pure, inner psychological vehicle in the person which the spirit within him is enabled to acquire and work through when the victory in initiation has been won; and the new name signifies the new self which has thus become manifest in him.



The stone "had the word prize engraved on it, and was the symbol of that word given to the neophyte who, in his initiation, had successfully passed through all the trials in the Mysteries. It was the potent white cornelian of the mediaeval Rosicrucians, who took it from the Gnostics" (TG 369)"





That's just one interpretation I found, I'm sure other people will have different meanings though. shrug


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UCOF
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Posted:Whaaaa?

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None of that post made any sence to me Roarfire.

Should I get some sleep? umm


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roarfire
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Posted:Sorry UCOF, but that's what I got when I searched for White Stone meanings! ubblol

.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.

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The Misguided Oracle
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Posted:and to some cultures, white is a colour for mourning

"My body is a well tuned machine... It just needs a competent driver." - ?

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UCOF
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Posted:so either, you are blessed... or... umm... about to die?

umm

I suggest having a party in either case! ubbidea


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Asena
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Posted:Ye! bounce Parrrrtay!! Can I come? biggrin

But hmmm, white rock... I dont know... Least it wasnt thru your window like Aime's ubblol


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Rozi
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Posted:lol!!!

I did speculate that it may have been thrown at the door and landed on the front step, but it just seemed so carefully placed.

Believe it or not, it is not the weirdest thing we have had left in our front yard. One day we had a stack of about 5 caps (the kind you wear on your head) left on our gatepost. Another time we were left two tshirts, just sitting in the middle of our front garden. hehe

I think it is a good something, as I agree about the white symbol of purity, and I hope it is not about death. I am very intrigued.


It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...

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Posted:Hey Rozi,
Maybe its an offering to a goddess! smile An early birthday gift for you!
hug hug hug hug hug hug hug hug

Cheers!
ubbloco weavesmiley juggle ubbloco


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Domino
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Posted:Hey hey Rozi. hug

Maybe someone just put it one your door step to confuse you and it has no other purpose...


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Flynt
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Posted:maybe now, you should go put it on someone ELSES doorstep? biggrin

Currently on the right side up of the world.

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PyroWill
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Posted:Is it at all possible that you jsut got really drunk and put it there yourself and you've forgotten

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

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Rozi
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Posted:hehehe...

All good suggestions. I should pass this on, even if it is a birthday gift, someone messing with my mind, or even just me messing with my own mind!!

I wish I had thought to do the same with the tshirts.

hug to all.


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animatEd
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Posted:Yeah, pass it on! You could see how far the stone eventually travels from doorstep to doorstep...

Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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Domino
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Posted:You'd need to write a website on it or something so people could log it when it gets left ob their doorstep

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Rozi
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Posted:And I would need to give the rock a name...

It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...

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Posted:You could call it, 'Grok'.

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Lurch
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Posted:Sounds like a genius idea to me... Tempted to go engrave/carve me a stone and pass it along....

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Domino
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Posted:www.bookcrossing.com styleee

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{anthrax}
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Posted:Never heard of bookcrossing, cool idea though!

anthrax.... it infects, then spreads..... fast

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Domino
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Posted:I was given one in Synapore airport, hid it in Thailand - although I guess I hid it too well. Unless you knew where it was you would have a chance of finding it.

Anyone heading to Ko Phi Phi in Thailand?


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{anthrax}
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Posted:Domino, leave it where it is. Go back years later and read the book again biggrin

anthrax.... it infects, then spreads..... fast

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Domino
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Posted:Think it was called Tales From a Small Island (Bill Bryson). Didn't actually think too much of it ...

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Posted:it's an alien rock from another world, it sent the caps and t-shirts in advance so that it could come and stay with you, and you wouldn't have to lend it any clothes.... umm

I read a book once where the author had had a nice conversation with a rock in arizona, apparently they are quite talkative... if you are a hippy of the 1970s persuasion with the ability to communicate with mother nature...

but this is all quite off topic....

i agree, pass it on biggrin


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Valura
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Posted:sell it on ebay as a rock left on yourdoor step by jesus

TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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