Alex: Well, the Tibetan Buddhist practices are projecting these diety forms and guru forms like a Garap Dorje, one of the founders of the Ying Millineage of Zugjen teachings, who is a very strong spiritual archetype and guru.
David: Like a kidney stone? So we had his bones in the bowl that he used to schooch around in.
Yeah, the teenage existential years had started to come on heavy.
Alex: Right, and I think that that's really a critical function at this point.
I don't know exactly what it did to my head, but I think it sort of stopped me from picking up dead animals for awhile.
They're very grizzly, and supposedly cathartic kind of displays of performance energy.
Perhaps this would be a way of creating another step towards its development.
My family left the church in a huff at one period, and my orientation became agnostic-atheist.