"I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's." -- William Blake
"There is not one kind of Eris (Strife), but all over the earth there are two. One fosters evil war and battle, being cruel. The other is the elder daughter of dark Night, and she is far kinder to men. She stirs up even the shiftless to toil. For a man grows eager to work when he considers his neighbor, a rich man who hastens to plough and plant and put his house in good order. Thus neighbor vies with neighbor to hurry after wealth. This Strife is wholesome for men." (Hesiod, "Works and Days," 11-24)
"I am like God, and God like me. I am as large as God. He is as small as I. He cannot above me, nor I beneath Him be. (Selatius -- 17th Century)"
I am known variously, on the net and off, as Claribel, Myrna Sabor, Joyful_Strife, Illa Factio Effrenata & various other things.
Well, so who am I, to ask a Zen question? Well, first, I am a Suitheist. I call my philosophy Dark New Age. That is, I've taken some New Age concepts and combined them with the Left Hand principle of spiritual individualism. I believe that we all create our own reality, and that each of us is an individual manifestation of the Divine -- a 'Unique Copy of Everything'. I'm also a Libertarian Anarchist.
About This Party, Factio Effrenata:
Factio Effrenata (Latin for "Anarchic Party") is a Thoughtform Collective. What are thoughtforms? Thoughtforms are mental entities created by a person's will and belief. My thoughtforms are about midway between Soulpuppets (characters that one completely makes up) and Soulbonds (characters who are experienced as separate from their host). In other words, they're like imaginary playmates, except that most of them are adults, and some of them are nonhuman, largely-impersonal entities.
As a Party, we are both singular and plural. That is, we are nondual. (Another word for this is median.) We share a common, underlying identity -- we are all the Rearranger. We are also unique personalities, representatives of different aspects of the Rearranger.
We reside in the space between self & other, subjectivity & objectivity. We are neither a subject nor a State, but a Party.
As my waking self, Claribel, I consciously created the thoughtforms who now share my life with me. As This Party, we are constantly creating and re-creating ourself. Such is the nature of life -- an eternal fountainhead of Coming-Into-Being.
About our communities: We are Libertarian. We are not liberal, conservative, nationalist, fascist, etc. Sometimes we join communities expressing other points of view for the purpose of learning about them. Please do not take the items on our Friends List as an indication of our own beliefs.