Symmetry Fang VI

  1. There are six factors in true Csikszentmihalyian flow. First is the loss of self.
  2. Theory is for the dead. In the Crucible, instinct reigns.
  3. Proud tournament livery, for the Warlock unafraid of challengers.
  4. The better part of everything is emptiness, and emptiness leaves room to move.

Definition/Summary:

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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

  • Psychologist highly focused mental state Concept of Flow- Absorbed state of concentration where nothing else matters

Expanded info:

  • In game faction

Ulan Tan is associated with a faction named The Symmetry. This faction very much wants to work in concert with the Darkness. However, this intimidates the Vanguard as they are quoted as saying “Ulan-Tan’s teachings are too dangerous. Too much fear. Who knew he’d be more trouble dead than alive?”
Ulan-Tan’s thesis seems to cover a number of points:
Light and Darkness is a balance and they are in a symmetrical relationship.
We are in debt and must heal the Traveler for saving our humanity.
Lastly, all Light is connected “across space and time,” and the only thing that stops it from entering the “places between stars” is the Void which he describes as just another type of Light

Add/Misc:

  • “Repression is not the way to virtue. When people restrain themselves out of fear, their lives are by necessity diminished.”
  • “Only through freely chosen discipline can life be enjoyed and still kept within the bounds of reason.”