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Reading excerpt of Book of the Law

Postby AliceKnewIt » Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:11 am

I have an offer to read chapter 1 on April 8th at the art gallery where my painting of Nuit is showing. But the curator hesitates on how long.... It takes me 15 minutes to read the whole chapter - she wants me to make it shorter. How would it be to read only part of chapter 1 ? And which part would I read?

Feels weird to read only part of it... but maybe that would work? It would be part of a poetry and music event, not centered on Holy Days, just a coincidence that it's a Holy Day.

Any thoughts on this?

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Re: Reading excerpt of Book of the Law

Postby Takamba » Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:48 am

Attempt to make it shorter by reading faster? but I wouldn't otherwise concede any changes. If it can't be done in total, don't do it.
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Re: Reading excerpt of Book of the Law

Postby seekinghga » Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:10 pm

Yeah, I have to agree with Takamba. Or, if you must cut it short, stop at verse 93.
"And they that read the book and debated thereon passed into the desolate land of Barren Words. And they that sealed up the book into their blood were the chosen of Adonai, and the Thought of Adonai was a Word and a Deed; and they abode in the Land that the far-off travellers call Naught."
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Re: Reading excerpt of Book of the Law

Postby AliceKnewIt » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:55 am

I've decided to not read it at all if I can't read the whole thing.

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Re: Reading excerpt of Book of the Law

Postby Avshalom Binyamin » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:33 am

What's wrong with reading a passage from it? Seems to be ok for the priestess in the Gnostic Mass.
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Re: Reading excerpt of Book of the Law

Postby Hermitas » Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:55 am

I was wondering the same thing - minus the reference, but still.
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Re: Reading excerpt of Book of the Law

Postby AliceKnewIt » Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:59 am

Part of my decision is that this would be a last-minute inclusion in a pre-planned event.
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Re: Reading excerpt of Book of the Law

Postby Avshalom Binyamin » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:45 am

Understood, and you're free to read it or not, for whatever personal reason. "Feels weird" is a good enough reason.

This thread seemed to imply that there is some rule against reading Chapter 1 of the Book of the Law at all in front of people unless you can read it in it's entirety. And I was asking if such a thing existed, or it was all just personal feelings.
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Re: Reading excerpt of Book of the Law

Postby AliceKnewIt » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:22 pm

It's just personal feelings.
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Re: Reading excerpt of Book of the Law

Postby Takamba » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:25 am

Avshalom Binyamin wrote:This thread seemed to imply...


Clever choice of words, it abdicates all responsibility from any party. And it's not true.

The thread seemed no such, it implied nothing of the sort. My take was simply in Art.
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Re: Reading excerpt of Book of the Law

Postby Avshalom Binyamin » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:09 pm

Ok...
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Re: Reading excerpt of Book of the Law

Postby Avshalom Binyamin » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:54 pm

Seem: give the impression or sensation of being something or having a particular quality

If it can't be done in total, don't do it.

This gave me the impression that there is an implied rule here against doing it in total. I guess there's not. So it didn't really imply that after all. It just seemed to, to me.

I'm pretty happy with my word choice. And you seem to be happy with your word choice too. Yay for us! :lol:

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