Tarik Fordonism
Dor arin kroi bahjra khujir, tahlith ichaz.
- A Fordonist Admonition.
Tarik Fordonism is the guiding philosophy of Falcanians and the Phoenix Project.  In Skora, our language Tarik means "The Ruling [Guiding] Star" and Fordon means "The Destroyer" or to destroy. In essence then the title of the philosophy implies that to grow and evolve something must first follow a chosen road and be willing to be annihilated so that it can become greater - A Phoenix rising from  its ashes.

  "Do not seek paradise or trust one who offers you a kingdom of gold you may find yourself tasting of ash" - Shotar Sharr Khan Mingh Drakonis

The Loks:  Man is first and foremost an animal to deny otherwise is to mislead oneself.  Though we seek to become god like in form and being we as Fordonists understand that our primal desires must first be met before we can ascend.  Where most religions and philosophies seek to deny this part of the human being or transhuman Fordonism believes one must embrace our animal selves.
This is the ultimate lesson of Frank Herberts DUNE - Man gave up his reason to the cold logic and compassion less of the Machines and to free himself he had to engage in the animal rage of the Butlerian Jihad... centuries later a Kwisatz  Haderach had to destroy himself to free mankind from the straight and sure future he had set them on therefore returning mankind to his instincts.
Tairlok: "Blood Lust", the prime lok that drives all the others. Tairlok is used to usually simply mean 'instincts'.  To be fully intuned with one's tairlok is to have an intuetenve sense of the world.  Being able to trust one's 'gut' is a valuable survival trait.
Karlok: The act of reproduction or intercourse.  In this case its meant as the preservation of one's DNA.
Jochlok: Enjoying the consumption of food and drink.  Our sense of taste is one of the most fulfilling and lets us truly engage in the world.  Food is consumed with respect and contemplation.
Shras: The Falcanian word used for "peace" is a complex word to be sure.  Shras refers to the "cutting edge of the Kraris or sword blade".  Clearly the implication of this is significant.  To a Falcanian then peace is not the absence of conflict but rather the management of it. See: Risa, "Stillness".
Charinsurak: Is the "Universal Balance Point", the principle that states however much an entity or society evolves and strives toward perfection new challenges will arise to complicate its rise upward thereby forcing a continued drive to evolve preventing stagnation.
Chithra: Reason or logic.  Chithra is the concept that both reason and instinct can be merged and feed off the Yin & Yang of one another.  A religion that enshrines instinct must also embrace Chithra or chaos will ensue.  Chithra is to devout oneself to order well forcing entropy to one's will.
Skatha zuti Ziral: Shadow and Light.  Not to be confused with dualism which is about good vs. evil, the Tarik idea of Skatha zuti Ziral is that for one to truly  understand the Universe, one must appreciate both of the fundamental polarities that are built into everything.  Neither Skatha nor Ziral are thought of in terms of "Good" and "Evil" these ideas are foreign to the Falcanian.  Both Shadow and Light exist as potentials in every living thing and are part of the driving force behind the OM.  Without our components of Skatha and Ziral we as living beings would be gray blahs of nothing with no drive.
The closet idea to Skatha zuti Ziral is the Eastern concept of YIN & YANG.
OM: As it is in Hinduism OM is The Prime Syllable.  According to Falcanian thought the OM is the Great Vibration. OM is not "god", at least as understood in the modern Western sense.  It is with OM that a Fordonist has a commonness with current Deism.  To the Falcanian, OM is the Spark that put things into motion but does not [perhaps cannot?] intervene in the unfolding of the Cosmos.  Appeal to the OM is not sought except in the form of centering one self and attuning one's instincts.  The best way to understand the OM is by looking to Nature as revelation.

Krania: "Nature", The Devourer.  The totality of existence. The processes and forces that produce and control the material world.  Falcanians perceive nature as being dispassionate and neutral toward Humanity with no agenda of either weal or woe for our species.  Krania is seen as being incomplete...  an unfinished and unfolding mechanism that we as living, conscious beings are active participants in the continuation of.  Perhaps something of a paradox Falcanians look to nature for their revelation.  One must understand the tides of nature if one is to learn and create within it.  Moral standards are guided by nature as well - which is not to say one is meant to put aside reason and civility, for even these things on some level can be found in the lower animals and how  they behave with their own kind.

Ichaz-Ur: "The Primal Questions".  Geihva: Who are you? Geihvat: What do you want? Geihvar: Where are you going? Geisri: Who Do You Serve? Geikhesj: Who Do you Trust?  It is these five questions that a Tahru [It means "Oak" and is akin to the word "Druid"] spends his or her time contemplating and seeking the answers to.  Beyond their personal quest a Tahru of the Philosophical bent who wishes to devout himself to such things ensures that the Ichaz-Ur is always continued to be asked of both himself as well as other Falcanians.  For among Falcanians the Tahru is the closest thing we have to a "Priest" and they are forbidden to speak for the OM.  They are keepers of the much greater question of  Khai -WHY

This is not a religion that presupposes it has all the answers, in-fact Fordonism rejects the notion that any one can or ever will have all the answers, because a Fordonist knows that it is the seeking which matters.  Following the princable that The Universe tends toward irony the likelyhood is we'll get thrown a curve just when we think we know everything about how things work.  Arrogance is an inherent danger to both the Priest and the Scientist given their vocation khaos rules.

Ch'Kran: "Chaos".  It is by chaos that evolution brings about change.  For within chaos, or Khaos there lies the potential to bring that which we envision into reality.  Within the Falcania - Veda Arn-Drak harnesses the beasts of Chaos, the Drak created by Ch'Kran to rule over Char so that he Arn-Drak might shape that mythical world into his own image.  Khaos also prevents us from being held in thrall by Dogma. "I say unto you: a man must have chaos yet within him to be able to
give birth to a dancing star. I say unto you: ye have chaos yet
within you." - Zarathustra 

Falcanian Psychosomatic "Soul Concept" - Khiral 

As Concieved by Sharr Khan & Kvaltar Vron

Falcanians do not assume that the "Soul" is immortal rather it is the interaction of various sytems of the mind and body. This is not meant to be taken as dogma but more of a theory. 

1: Urki - the driving and animating force of the body. "The Primal Spark" and piece of the OM.
2: Shola - "The Will" which allows us to create and effect the Universe. The outer-self which the world sees and interacts with.
3: Dala - Coil, the multiple Personalities.  Those inner dialogues and alternate selves from within which advice each Human offering their unique views for the unified mind. 
4: Vorsi - "The Prime", the Overlord of the many elemental souls within the coil, the one who unites all inner-voices to one purpose and speaks for them.
5: Draklira "Winged Reptile".  The "higher beast" which we draw our instincts from - the primitive unrefined piece of ourselves from the time of the primordial forests.  Tairlok resides in the Draklira.
6: Katha - Hall, the physical body.
7: Skatha - the Shadow self.  Our innate darkness from whence we draw strength.
8: Valzira - "The Shining Self" Our innate Illumination as beings of sentience.  Within the Falcanian mythos this is Falcania herself in her aspect as the Ärichar guiding Arn-Drak in his ascension to reside among the Ratava.
9: Chakri - The "All Seeing Third Eye".  Our window into the "other" worlds around us. 

"Nothing is true, all is permitted"
 - Nietzsche  Thus Spake Zarathustra 

Falcanian Festivals
The Falcania Kralin: Celebrating Arn-Drak being put on the road of Fordon by breaking the Ratava Falcania's Riddle.  A festival devoted to the idea of self-evolution.  Contemplation of the shards of Fordon AKA the "Phoenix Puzzle" and their attached questions [Who are You?, What do You Want? Where are you going?] Is contemplated at this time.  Starts the third Saturday of November and ends on the following Monday. The Falcania Kralin is also the Falcanian "New Year" which is recognized on that Sunday at Sunset.

Ziral-Tairlok: "Light of Instincts".  This is the Falcanian Festival of Light and it is a time of engaging in the indulgence of one's inner desires to make them real.  At this time red candles are lit for three nights.  Like all Falcanian Festivals it begins the third Saturday of the month in which its in and ends on that Monday.  December.

Tarik-Nar: Star-Night.  Celebrating the look to space and hope for Humanity to "leave the cradle" and begin civilization anew out among the Stars -- because nothing lasts forever. April.

Kryla: "Chrysalis" Day celebrating the inception of the Phoenix Project and on this day "Space Seed" is watched often, Followed by readings from DUNE and their meaning to the Phoenix Project.  A Summer Festival that is a "floating" festival but must be celebrated before the end of Summer.  Meatball, Pepperoni, and Bacon Pizza is a favorite for this celebration.

The Urkoth: On its surface it's a festival in honor of the hooded Ratava known as Urkoth "Primal Rage". Infact on this day recognition and reflection of the singularity which gave form to the Universe is honored as well as the great battle which life must play so that it might continue to evolve and grow. A most holy day for the Falcanian the primary goal of which is for him or her to connect with his Fellow travelers on the Road of Fordon.  August.


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