February 04, 2004

paying billy back

Anne at Dragon Bear Cave has found a new game that is quite realistic, for those of us who have multiple cats. ;)

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January 24, 2004

lifestyles of the geeky and eccentric

Here is what I have been reduced to, thanks to billy. Smacking penguins! My high score so far is 587.1.

I should find a good online text based interactive game. Oh wait, that's what this is...my mistake :)

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November 04, 2003

the cube

Have any of you played "the cube?" It is supposed to be based on Sufi teachings. There is a list of questions, things you visualize. In the end you are told what your visualization means.

I have a book on this game, but it also can be found around the 'net someplaces.

For the game itself, click on "continue reading the cube" below. If you like, list your responses in comments. I will post what each element represents later in the week, maybe tomorrow.

Start by picturing a desert in your mind's eye. A simple scene with a horizon line separating sand from sky.
(For this, and all the following questions, there are no specific rules; no right or wrong answers. You are perfectly free to describe the cube that you see in your mind.)

And somewhere in the desert landscape, there is a cube.
See it in your mind’s eye; describe it to yourself.
What is its size? Where is it located? What kind of materials is it made up of?

Now somewhere in this landscape, besides the cube that you have imagined, there is also a ladder.
That’s right, a ladder (don’t worry about logic right now – this is just an imagination game, remember).

Just as you did with the cube, see the ladder in your mind’s eye and describe it to yourself. Imagine all the details…

What is its size (especially in comparison to the cube)? Where is it located (specifically in relationship with the position of the cube)? What is it made of, etc.?

Don’t be afraid to see every little detail of each visualized object. The more you imagine, the more rewarding the game will be.

Now also in this desert landscape, along with the cube and the ladder, is a horse.
Just as you did with the cube and ladder, it’s time to picture the horse and describe it.

Is it a specific breed? How big is it? What is its coloring and markings (if any)? Anything special about this horse?

Also be sure to imagine how it relates to the cube and the ladder. And since this is a living object, what action might it be doing right now?

You’ve pictured three things so far, just a couple more to go.
This time, imagine in your mind’s eye, that in this landscape there is also a storm.

What kind of storm do you see? Where is it in relation to the other three objects in this scene? How is it affecting them (or not)?

Again, the more you allow yourself to see, the better this game will be.

Now for the last component.
In your desert, there are flowers.

How many of them are there? What type and what color?

And how do they relate to the other four objects you’ve imagined?

You’ve successfully created an unique image in your mind’s eye that only you could come up with.

Every element is individual to you; this is a purely subjective exercise. There are no right or wrong answers. After all, this is your imagination, and only you are capable of describing what occurs inside.

Look one more time at the scene you’ve created. Make sure that you’ve left nothing out; that everything is described in as much detail as you are capable of.

What did you see? Meanings posted later this week sometime.

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