"Kamarupa (Sk.). Metaphysically, and in our esoteric philosophy, it is the subjective form created through the mental and physical desires and thoughts in connection with things of matter, by all sentient beings, a form which survives the death of their bodies. After that death three of the seven “principles”—or let us say planes of senses and consciousness on which the human instincts and ideation act in turn—viz., the body, its astral prototype and physical vitality,—being of no further use, remain on earth; the three higher principles, grouped into one, merge into the state of Devachan (q.v.), in which state the Higher Ego will remain until the hour for a new reincarnation arrives; and the eidolon of the ex-Personality is left alone in its new abode. Here, the pale copy of the man that was, vegetates for a period of time, the duration of which is variable and according to the element of materiality which is left in it, and which is determined by the past life of the defunct. Bereft as it is of its higher mind, spirit and physical senses, if left alone to its own senseless devices, it will gradually fade out and disintegrate. But, if forcibly drawn back into the terrestrial sphere whether by the passionate desires and appeals of the surviving friends or by regular necromantic practices—one of the most pernicious of which is medium- ship—the “spook” may prevail for a period greatly exceeding the span of the natural life of its body. Once the Kamarupa has learnt the way back to living human bodies, it becomes a vampire, feeding on the vitality of those who are so anxious for its company. In India these eidolons are called Pisâchas, and are much dreaded, as already explained elsewhere." - (http://theosophy.wiki/w-en/index.php?title=Kama-Rupa)


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xander11 says... #1

Hello, do you think you could take a look at my rakdos burn deck that I've been working on? I know Boros is the best for burn in modern but I would still like to keep it Rakdos. I do plan on upgrading the Mana base but that's one of the last things I take care of.

Feel the burn

June 24, 2019 1:34 p.m.

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Said on Ayula's Assault...

#1
July 15, 2019 10:49 p.m.

1-2x Immortal Servitude in the sideboard would probably be useful.

July 15, 2019 10:07 p.m.

Said on BEARS!...

#3

Perhaps a few bounce lands? I've been experimenting with Selesnya Sanctuary in my Ayula's Influence prototype Gift of Bears and it's been pretty fun. Tap a land for mana, then bounce it back into your hand with Selesnya Sanctuary. Then sac that land. That way, you can increase your mana-base while also getting a nice 2/2 Bear Token. Just a not-very-competitive but very fun thought.

July 15, 2019 10 p.m.

Said on Gift of Bears...

#4

Thanks a ton for the +1, ninja988!!

July 15, 2019 9:41 p.m.

Said on Abzan Infanite...

#5

27 lands is a lot of land. 24 should be plenty. If you're having problems with mana-fixing, Bird of Paradise is probably the answer.

July 15, 2019 7:14 p.m.

Said on Gift of Bears...

#6

Thanks a bunch for the +1, ModernWalrus!!

July 15, 2019 7:07 p.m.

Said on Gift of Bears...

#8

Thanks for the +1 and support, Icbrgr!!

July 11, 2019 11:20 p.m.

1x Cabal Stronghold might be worth considering, too. Maybe even 1x Mortuary Mire . And probably 1x Bojuka Bog .

July 11, 2019 10:44 p.m.

Said on Blazing fury...

#10

with all the phyrexian mana symbols, perhaps some lifegain would be helpful? Something like Essence Warden or Gnaw to the Bone , maybe?

July 11, 2019 10:41 p.m.

It just came out in Modern Horizons. Pretty good spell for a common, IMO.

July 11, 2019 10:32 p.m.
July 11, 2019 10:13 p.m.

Said on GB 10 Rack...

#14

No offense, but I wouldn't call this "Budget"

July 6, 2019 8:35 p.m.

Said on Deck does not ......

#15

Hey, for all I know, lapdaces are a thing, lol.

July 5, 2019 12:42 a.m.

Said on Fog, 2 Suns ......

#16

Smothering Tithe would generate loads of Treasure tokens here. What you'd do with them would be up to you, but in the least it might make casting the Sun a little easier.

July 4, 2019 11:52 p.m.

Said on None...

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July 4, 2019 11:49 p.m.

Said on Deck does not ......

#18

what's a "lapdace"?

July 4, 2019 10:44 p.m.

Given that Master Transmuter costs 4 to cast, and there are lots of other spells even higher, I suggest you run 24 lands or include more ramp via Paradise Mantle / Springleaf Drum .

I also suggest you include 1x Buried Ruin . Darksteel Citadel might be worth including, too.

Thoughtcast instead of Temple Bell .

Cranial Plating is usually pretty good.

July 4, 2019 9:31 p.m.

Said on Haruspex...

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July 3, 2019 11:01 p.m.

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