Jan. 26th, 2009

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Friday evening I spent pretty mellow. Had dinner, made some scones and watched a couple of episodes of Waiting for God. I love the character of Diana, she is so evil and viciously fun. Went to be kinda early cuz I had an early appointment.

Saturday I rushed off early to the Kabuki Spa in San Francisco's Japan town. The students had given me a gift certificate last summer for my birthday and this was the first time I had had to use it. I put a bit of extra cash on it and got what they call the Nirvana package. This included a facial, something called a body polish, and then a 70 minute Shiatsu massage, plus use of the spa room, hot tubs, steam room, sauna, and cold plunge.

I had never had a facial before, but it was pretty cool. A very nice woman massaged stuff into my face, cleaned out the pores, got rid of areas that were flaking, and moisturized the heck out of my face. She told me that my skin was really dry and that it kept drinking up all the moisturizers. I replied, great now every pore is an over eater. She laughed. She gave me so hints about how to take better care of my skin and then I was off to the next thing.

Body polish. You lay on this large table covered with towels, and someone rubs you down with rather strong defoliants, they smelled really good. Then you are washed down in really nice hot water... the process was a bit brusque but I think that may have just been the guy doing it.

Shiatsu massage. God was it cool. I hovered in that space between sleeping and awake. During the massage I could see images of people and things that I needed to let go of, rising to consciousness, and then floating away. By the time it was done, I was like limp rubber. Very very relaxed.

After this was all over, I went in to the communal areas where the pools were. Its been a long time since I have been in a situation where the crowd was all nude, but it was okay. I got in the hot water and just sat till I was cooked. It was very quiet, no one talked, though smiles and nods were prevalent. I assumed it wasn't really that busy because it was still early in the day. I decided to try it all, so I went and sat in the sauna, then the steam room, though for only a bit, that hot very wet air was kinda harsh to me, though others seemed to thrive in it.

After a while I decided it was time to go, I was getting to that falling asleep stage again and still had a ways to go till I was home and could sleep if I wanted to. On my way home I stopped to go inside what I have always called "Our Lady of the Dishpan hands" There is this enormous cathedral in Japan town that looks from the outside like a Washing Machine agitator, it can be seen from many places in the city, up on a hill, and very large. I expected it to be really pretty inside, but it was pretty dull, sadly. I think the actual name is St. Mary's, but am not sure.

After I left that, I started walking, originally I was going to catch a bus but was enjoying the relaxed state I was in so much that I walked all the way to BART at Montgomery and Market. Took BART home and relaxed the rest of the day.

[livejournal.com profile] nytemuse and I went to the even chanting at the Syda Yoga Ashram (http://www.oaklandsyda.org/). They were chating Jai Jai Vittale for a good while then into meditation. Normally meditation may last as much as 20 minutes but this one was long, it seem to go on for an hour. I went in deep, but then popped out for a bit, then realizing that they were going for longer, I went back in, even deeper this time... After it was over, I had no brains left. Very blissed out. Got home and ended up going to bed early, for a Saturday evening.

Sunday we went to the Kali Puja with Sharanya (http://www.maabatakali.org/about/). The group was small, but the energy was intense, there are portions of it where I think I may have blacked out, or at least tranced out enough that I don't really remember what happened. It felt really good. I met some new people too, which was nice. Sad that Abel was not there but perhaps another time.

Got home and to bed by 11PM

All in all it was a very nice weekend.

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Your result for The Chakra Test...

The Sensuous One

You have scored 100% Desire - Your dominant Chakra is the "Sacral (Spleen) or Orange Chakra"

The "Sacral (Spleen) or Orange Chakra" is where energy for one's sexuality and feelings originates from. It is located at the spleen (and genitals). This is the chakra which is most developed in you at this time.

The Sacral chakra is about feeling and sexuality. When it is open your feelings flow freely, and are expressed without you being over-emotional. You are open to intimacy and you can be passionate and lively. You have no problems dealing with your sexuality.

Depending on your percentage score, there is always more room for development. When this chakra is under-active you may become stiff and unemotional. You may even develop a poker-like face, as a defence mechanism, to stop others from knowing what you are feeling. If the chakra becomes over-active, you may become overly, emotionally attached to people and sexually active.

What is most important is to find balance amongst all 7 chakras. Have a look at what percentages you scored on the others and work to increase their power and balance with each other.

Root Chakra: 35% Passion, Sacral(Spleen) Chakra: 100% Desire, Solar Plexus (Navel) Chakra: 59% Purpose, Heart Chakra: 100% Balance, Throat Chakra: 100% Expression, Third Eye Chakra: 53% Imagination and Crown Chakra: 88% Spirituality!

"Sacral Chakra" Key Words: Feelings, Emotions, Intimacy, Procreation, Polarity, Sensuality, Confidence, Sociability, Freedom, Movement

"Sacral Chakra"Attributes: Color - Orange: Sense - Taste: Element - Water: Seat - Creativity

If you enjoyed this test, I would love the feedback!

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Your result for The Personality Defect Test...


You are 43% Rational, 86% Extroverted, 43% Brutal, and 29% Arrogant.

You are the Hippie! Characterized by a strong sense of extroversion, irrationality, gentleness, humility, and a faint scent of marijuana, you no doubt frolic through fields preaching peace and free love! Immediately following that, you then frolic to the hospital with herpes! You are probably either very spiritual or needlessly paranoid about "the man", like most hippies, as a result of your focus on intuition and feelings over cold, brutal logic. You probably enjoy poetry, especially beatnik ultra-liberal crap about how horrible fascism is, even though your suburbanized, sheltered idea of "fascism" is having to pay two dollars per gallon at the gas pump. You are also very, very social. And like any hippie who would have no qualms about hitchiking across the country just to meet some interesting people, you also love to interact with others, even complete strangers. Though I highly doubt they love to interact with you! Because we know most any hippie is peace-loving and humble, it stands to reason that you, as well, are terribly gentle and humble, almost to the point of revulsion. Your carefree attitude of peace and harmony is probably very, very sickening to realists or cynics or anyone who isn't a hippie, to tell the truth. In short, your personality is defective because you are overly emotional, extroverted, gentle, and humble--thus making you an annoying hippie. Now go do your drugs and have sex with filthy bearded men in tye dye shirts.

To put it less negatively:

1. You are more INTUITIVE than rational.

2. You are more EXTROVERTED than introverted.

3. You are more GENTLE than brutal.

4. You are more HUMBLE than arrogant.


Your exact opposite is the Sociopath.

Other personalities you would probably get along with are the Hand-Raiser, the Televangelist, and the Robot.



If you scored near fifty percent for a certain trait (42%-58%), you could very well go either way. For example, someone with 42% Extroversion is slightly leaning towards being an introvert, but is close enough to being an extrovert to be classified that way as well. Below is a list of the other personality types so that you can determine which other possible categories you may fill if you scored near fifty percent for certain traits.

The other personality types:

The Emo Kid: Intuitive, Introverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Starving Artist: Intuitive, Introverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Bitch-Slap: Intuitive, Introverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Brute: Intuitive, Introverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

The Hippie: Intuitive, Extroverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Televangelist: Intuitive, Extroverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Schoolyard Bully: Intuitive, Extroverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Class Clown: Intuitive, Extroverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

The Robot: Rational, Introverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Haughty Intellectual: Rational, Introverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Spiteful Loner: Rational, Introverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Sociopath: Rational, Introverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

The Hand-Raiser: Rational, Extroverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Braggart: Rational, Extroverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Capitalist Pig: Rational, Extroverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Smartass: Rational, Extroverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

Be sure to take my Sublime Philosophical Crap Test if you are interested in taking a slightly more intellectual test that has just as many insane ramblings as this one does!

About Saint_Gasoline

I am a self-proclaimed pseudo-intellectual who loves dashes. I enjoy science, philosophy, and fart jokes and water balloons, not necessarily in that order. I spend 95% of my time online, and the other 5% of my time in the bathroom, longing to get back on the computer. If, God forbid, you somehow find me amusing instead of crass and annoying, be sure to check out my blog and my webcomic at SaintGasoline.com.

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