I used to write a considerable amount, but I ceased the more I realized how little I knew and began to think less of my thoughts. Ego, is a strange thing. Anyhow, it will be good for me to do some introspection, so here's an introduction...
"Son Liu Strahz Danya" is pseudonym; a (silly) phonetical nod to my Ukrainian-Rusyn heritage. I once thought to legally change my name to it as I thought assigning names with predetermined meaning to children before they developed as a person was peculiar if not potentially damaging, but I have since come to respect what the cosmos decided for me and see the significance in a name.
I have had many mystical, metaphysical, spiritual, what-have-you experiences through my life, like: rampant déjà vu, scintillating scotoma inspired geometric auras, prophetic dreams, entheogenic voyages, meditative visions, and other unusual happenings. These experiences and what I've studied have left me feeling that the predominately material focus of our civilization is severely flawed if not entirely pointless, and I was miserable for most of my life having to take a part in the nonsense and malicious schemes of others.
I have spent years consciously unlearning the venomous programming of the greedy society I was born into, trying to better myself and the world around me in the process, all the while seeking some sort of "truth" to fill a hole in my heart. Having not known my father and feeling rather lost for it at times, I have always had a deep empathy for humanity as whole, being lost and not fully knowing its origins or purpose.
I was raised in Christian faith, but I rejected it around 12 or 13 years of age mostly for qualms I had with the idea of eternal condemnation, especially of those who are born and die in ignorance of the religion. I do however, respect many of its teachings still. I greatly enjoyed communion with others from time to time at Unitarian Universalist churches; cherishing the respect and shared curiosity, and hoping to gain further insight about our reality. I have come to a spiritual belief best described as a marriage of principles in Monistic Idealism and Buddhism with an understanding of "god" to be like that of Brahman. I'm always seeking to go further, ultimately hoping for sustained enlightenment and transcendence, as well as contributing in some fashion to my current belief in an infinite fractal reality where consciousness seeks to create more consciousness.
Some of the recent hobby studies I've concerned myself with are fractals; sacred geometry and its correlation to sound and thus the organization of matter (like cymatics); various systems of magic in different cultures, and Theosophy.
I am very thankful for finding this community and being accepted. I also hope that I can grow with it and make a contribution to it in time.