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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2002 8:39 am 
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If anyone can locate the treatise of the black stone then bless you. (I am in desperate need of it.)

It goes something like;

The black stone represents the great void.
All things come from this void and all things return.
All life and all knowledge ...


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2002 12:08 am 
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What is it from? I couldn't find it. Found this blurb which seemed to have some of the elements of your request.

Altar of Death
this chamber within the Charon starship Desolate was the primary temple of Charon worship. It represented the black hole which was consuming the Charon homeworld. In the center of the chamber was a huge, black stone monolith which seemed to consume the Force and any life energies near it. Any lifeform which is near the monolith is suddenly drained of its life force, in accordance with the Charon belief that all life must return to the Void.
http://www1.theforce.net/CUSWE/categori ... ategory=36


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I am not certain where this is written (if it is written at all.) Last summer I was visiting a Native American Pow Wow. A booth that had carved jewelry captured my attention. I found a small black bear that was carved and polished from obsidian. I asked the lady about it and she went into this beautiful explanation about the the black stone and the great void. It sounded so remarkable that I bought the bear. After I left I couldn't quit thinking about how fasinating the words were so I went back. I asked the woman to tell me about the black stone again. She said that she could remember talking to me but she could not recall what she had said (verbatim) about the black stone. She insisted that it was spontaneous (like a prophesy).

I guess that if I try real hard I could bring it back in parts.


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The concept that all things come from and return to a great void underlies Eastern and Native American spiritualism, and even Western philosophies such as existentialism (Sartre's Being and Nothingness). The Tao te Ching (I highly recommend Stephen Mitchell's translation), the teachings of Krishnamurti, the Baghavid Gita all contain poetic expressions of this belief. While the black stone is probably uniquely Native American, your story indicates it is symbolic of a more universal notion.

From the Tao:

(4)
The Tao is like a well:
used but never used up.
It is like the eternal void:
filled with infinite possibilities.
(6)
The Tao is called the Great Mother
empty yet inexhaustible,
it gives birth to infinite worlds.
It is always present within you.
You can use it any way you want.
(16)
Each separate being in the universe
returns to the common source.
Returning to the source is serenity.
(25)
There was something formless and perfect
before the universe was born
It is serene. Empty.
Solitary. Unchanging.
Infinite. Eternally present.
It is the mother of the universe.
For lack of a better name,
I call it the Tao.
It flows through all things,
inside and out, and returns
to the origin of all things.


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Thanks so much for the information. I will get my hands on the books next week. (If I can find them.)


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