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What do you think of the "Indigo Child" meme?
I am an Indigo Child. 13%  13%  [ 14 ]
I know an Indigo Child. 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
I believe that Indigo Children exist, but I've never met one. 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
I believe that Indigo Children may exist, but I won't bet on it. 4%  4%  [ 4 ]
It's not likely that Indigo Children exist, but I won't bet against it. 4%  4%  [ 4 ]
I do not believe that Indigo Children exist, but I won't rule it out entirely. 8%  8%  [ 8 ]
I do not believe that Indigo Children exist. 10%  10%  [ 10 ]
I believe that Indigo Children do not exist. 10%  10%  [ 10 ]
Indigo Children do not exist. 21%  21%  [ 22 ]
Indigo-flavored icecream costs 5 quatloos a pint on Planet X. 21%  21%  [ 22 ]
Other: ________________ (Please explain below). 9%  9%  [ 9 ]
Total votes : 104

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13 Jul 2013, 3:20 am

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Meh. I’ll pass new age chakra readings. Although, I will read a well-written astrological birth chart any day. (Not that I necessarily believe in that stuff. It's just one of those specialized knowledge things I have. Gosh, I love reading esoteric stuff. It’s so fascinating. Don’t go judging me either, it’s not like your reading obsession of sport stats is any more useful. And, might I add, understanding astrology isn’t entirely useless, you can use it to understand archaic texts and certain literary references, like Canterbury Tales or whatever… Because back in the day people actually en-masse believed in that stuff.)
Honestly, I do not believe in chakras, energy releasing gems/crystals/rocks, fairies, nature spirits, and all that stuff. Fun to read but it's all pseudo-science. In fact my biggest problem with neo-paganism/new age stuff is that they take ancient Egyptian, Celtic, American Indian, and Far East beliefs and synthesize them into one. Nooooo~ You can’t do that. That’s not how it works! Those cultures never even had contact with each other and where in existence hundreds of years apart. >.<
No need to worry; we're not going to get on your case about having a special interest that involves astrology even though you don't actually believe in astrology. Many of us have had much weirder special interests than that. I do statistics problems for fun... :oops:


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13 Jul 2013, 1:01 pm

conundrum wrote:
Just another viewpoint (or several on the same group of topics) here:

http://www.sunfell.com/indigo.htm

Any thoughts?


Just seems a mish mash of random thinking to me.



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14 Jul 2013, 12:53 am

We need a thread on how many Autistics are Reptilians next.That would cover the stare and lack of emotional response. :lol:


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03 Oct 2013, 5:54 am

conundrum wrote:
In the end, being part of any one "group", "scientific" or otherwise, does not make you anything other than a unique individual, no matter what. IMO, people can believe what they like, as long as no one (including themselves) are harmed by it. This is the same reason I think children should be taught ABOUT religion, but not indoctrinated into one--rather, they should be given the resources to decide for themselves when they grow up.



This is a healthier perspective. Labels tend to separate us into groups. Groups adopt each other’s similarities and tend to go to war against groups who are different. . . racial, religious, political - throughout history.

(However, being “weird” and part of a group is more fun than being “weird” and alone. ) 8)



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03 Oct 2013, 12:16 pm

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(However, being “weird” and part of a group is more fun than being “weird” and alone. ) 8)


Quite. :)

And yes--there is no reason to further divide "us" from "them"--there's far too much of that already.


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03 Oct 2013, 4:56 pm

I don't know. Several people have told me I'm an indigo child (and on one occasion, a crystal child, whatever the difference is). Maybe they're right, maybe they're talking out their asses. I don't know, and to be honest, I don't particularly care to know. I do believe in spirituality in a more general sense, for sure, so I'm not going to rule out indigo children is a possibilty, though my instinct is that, at the very least, they've got a lot of the explanation wrong. But then, that's just my perception. I never was one to put much stock in the idea of an objective reality. People are welcome to believe as they will; ultimatley it's all different words for the same sh*t.


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03 Oct 2013, 4:58 pm

[Double post, my bad.]


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03 Oct 2013, 5:15 pm

Indigo children are allegedly people whose auras are indigo in color. There is currently no valid demonstrable evidence in favor of colored auras.

According to This Rational Wiki article on Indigo Children:

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Identifying indigo children

It used to be that indigos were easily identified by analyzing their auras. As the theorists no longer believe this, they've had to come up with some new criteria. Lee Carroll lists the following traits:
  • They come into the world with a feeling of royalty (and often act like it).
  • They have a feeling of "deserving to be here," and are surprised when others don't share that.
  • Self-worth is not a big issue. They often tell the parents "who they are."
  • They have difficulty with absolute authority (authority without explanation or choice).
  • They simply will not do certain things; for example, waiting in line is difficult for them.
  • They get frustrated with systems that are ritually oriented and don't require creative thought.
  • They often see better ways of doing things, both at home and in school, which makes them seem like "system busters" (nonconforming to any system).
  • They seem antisocial unless they are with their own kind. If there are no others of like consciousness around them, they often turn inward, feeling like no other human understands them.
  • School is often extremely difficult for them socially.
  • They will not respond to "guilt" discipline ("Wait till your father gets home and finds out what you did").
  • They are not shy in letting you know what they need.
... indigo children are entitled, self-important, antisocial, tactless, disorderly, bratty, rigid in thought and have issues with empathy. Jenny McCarthy used to believe that she was an indigo and her son was an even more evolved crystal child. She even ran a website - Indigo Moms - that served as a meeting place for parents of indigos and crystals. The site vanished in 2007, around the time Jenny got her degree from the University of Google and decided that her "crystal child" was vaccine damaged.

In other words, "Indigo Child" is just a prettier, unscientific, and more politically correct label for a child who seems to display symptoms of ADD, ADHD, or an ASD.


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03 Oct 2013, 5:50 pm

On more than one occasion, I have been told that my aura is blue.



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03 Oct 2013, 5:57 pm

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On more than one occasion, I have been told that my aura is blue.

By whom?

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How much did they charge for the reading?


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03 Oct 2013, 6:24 pm

Fnord wrote:
Same for Crystal, Diamond, Golden, Rainbow, and Star Children?

It's all hokum to me, too.
Wait, what? Are these children, or planned pokemon games?

Ah, I ain't gonna insult it. I've seen to much wierd stuff myself to completely deny anything. At the same time, however, I'm still capable of logical judgement, and that tells me all this is far too vague to prove, probably far too vague to be anything at all.

But hey, it's also too vague for me to disprove completely. Maybe that's the point, or maybe there's something to it. Hell if I know.



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03 Oct 2013, 6:38 pm

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SwampOwl wrote:
On more than one occasion, I have been told that my aura is blue.

By whom?

How much did they charge for the reading?


I've never paid for a reading. It was always just random casual conversation.

The first time was my uncles ex wife. She did massage therapy and new age healing. (crystals, hot stones, chakra, that sort of stuff) I ran into her somewhere and she asked what was wrong. I said "nothing". And she said, "Well your aura is very blue today, do you have a sore throat or are you depressed?"

Another time I was at a party at a park one night just sitting on a rock. I got up to walk around and passed 2 women (1 that I knew and 1 I didn't) who were talking. The 1 I didn't know pointed in the direction I had been sitting and said "I saw something blue over there" The woman I knew looked over and said, "that was probably just (SwampOwl). He was just sitting over there". They were both into new age and psychic stuff too, and I think the woman I didn't know called herself an Empath.

I really don't know a lot about auras and all that. Just thought it was kind of coincidental.

I've also been told by people who tried to read me that I had too many walls up, or an aura of protection. Whether that was just a cop out or not, I don't know.



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04 Oct 2013, 7:37 am

Personally I think we are witnessing the evolution of the perceptual system. (Picture the starship Enterprise as it stretches when it goes to light speed) If you look at the amount and intensity of the stimulation on television alone, you can see how the children of the 90s would have adapted to a much more "stimulus rich" environment than children of the 50s. Those who identify with "Wrong Planet" just happen to be the forward fringe, or cutting edge of the natural process of adaptation to the environment. (which for most of us was being parked in front of the television, or for my kids parked in front of a computer.)

We are "normal" for what the brain expected to have to deal with - it is just that the speed and intensity of the television world does not always match the external social environment. There are no right or wrong answers. Everyone just needs to cushion the process in anyway they can - evolution is a messy and painful business. But in the historical time frame of mankind, the struggles of everyone here - every autistic, aspie, indigo, or spiritually sensitive person - everyone is taking the pain now in order to pave the way for a more evolutionary advanced human. We may not live to see the fruits of our labor, but hopefully our children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren will.



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04 Oct 2013, 6:39 pm

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I never believed in any of that "nonsense" until my son became extremely ill and was able to know too many things that were impossible to know. Until strangers started walking up to him and asking for healing. Until he started waking Bobby and I up to tell us that a particular person had just died and that their families would not know until they found the bodies the next day [happened twice, both times children] Until he started telling me exactly when 2 of his grandparents died[ the third he had no clue beforehand. one is still living]
I'm not going to add further because I am sure I have written enough to be barraged with caustic comments. I will, however answer questions concerning details, as long as they are not asked cruelly.
Now, that's not quite so vague as the description given of indigo children in the first post, and if it's true, it's rather remarkable. How did strangers know he would "heal" them? Was he disturbed in any way by knowing that someone had died?



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04 Oct 2013, 7:04 pm

What's an Indigo Child?


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