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Old 11th August 2017, 11:36 AM   #1
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Findhorn Essences

Words fail me. From the catalogue of products offered by Findhorn Floral Essences, an affiliate of the Findhorn spiritual community.

http://www.findhornessences.com/delusion/
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Old 11th August 2017, 11:38 AM   #2
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Words don't fail me. But I can't say most of them here.
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Old 11th August 2017, 11:49 AM   #3
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Thanks. I need more delusion in my life.
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Old 11th August 2017, 11:57 AM   #4
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That is a spoof site?
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Old 11th August 2017, 01:24 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Darat View Post
That is a spoof site?

Sadly... I doubt it.


Check the "Find a Remedy" dropdown at the upper right.
Several hundred it appears... they've got everything covered, and "delusion" is hardly the most bizarre specialization.
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Old 11th August 2017, 02:19 PM   #6
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Wow. Reading the FAQ is just... Wow.....

"Inner Guidance"??? Prepared by floating flowers on well water in sunlight??? Oh, and if it doesn't work then then it's because you don't have the problem you think you have and if it gets worse it's a "healing crisis". Nice to know that BS isn't going anywhere, fast.

I think the only truthful bit of the site is the disclaimer-:

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Findhorn Flower Essences are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. These statements, ideas, procedures and suggestions of the developer of these products are not a substitute for the medical advice of a trained health professional.
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Old 11th August 2017, 04:31 PM   #7
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Feces abidith with them in their time of trial. And I certainly hope it comes hard and soon!!
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Old 11th August 2017, 05:35 PM   #8
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Are they offering to prevent delusions or provide you with them? How different are these delusions they're selling from those of the guys noted for those famous words, "Dude, hold my beer! I got this." A nice safe naturopathic delusion sounds like it would be safer; this could be a boon to the current White House administration.
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Old 12th August 2017, 06:21 AM   #9
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So, Findhorn is still around? Remarkable. I read the book a long time ago... Maybe 30 years.
Lovely thing gushing about the wonders of nature and the miraculous goings on at the "garden". One fellow describes seeing each plant surrounded by tiny little beings...Fairies and such tending the plants. Another supposedly had a walk-and-talk with Pan himself, lamenting about being identified with Satan.

No doubt very uplifting to the New Age crowd of the period.
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Old 12th August 2017, 06:53 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by Foolmewunz View Post
Are they offering to prevent delusions or provide you with them? How different are these delusions they're selling from those of the guys noted for those famous words, "Dude, hold my beer! I got this." A nice safe naturopathic delusion sounds like it would be safer; this could be a boon to the current White House administration.
They even have a cure for adolescence!
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Old 12th August 2017, 07:43 AM   #11
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They even have a cure for adolescence!
There's no cure for that!
I'm 65 years old, and people say I'm still adolescent.
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Old 12th August 2017, 10:43 AM   #12
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There's no cure for that!
I'm 65 years old, and people say I'm still adolescent.
You can't have any fun if you act grown up.
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
You can't have any fun if you act grown up.
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Old 14th August 2017, 09:26 PM   #14
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My parents own a cabinet shop. There is birch everywhere, even in the air. Why oh why can't I be a dishonest scumbag? I mean more than I am already.

Seeing something like that website and knowing people believe in it and buy that stuff bothers me in a way I can't describe. Like frustration beyond belief maybe.

I don't know if I want to try and help these people see reason or just punch them - the person running that website as well as any customer. Jebus people are stupid. JEEEEBUUUZZZZZ Help Us!!!!! Oh wait you're part of the problem.
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Old 15th August 2017, 08:48 AM   #15
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Thanks. I need more delusion in my life.
It's not clear from the site whether the listed herbs cure delusions, or enhance them. I don't know about the herbs, but if you want enhanced delusions, I know of some mushrooms that do a pretty good job.
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