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    I was wondering if there are gatekeepers...or if this is something only included in the Ghostbuster movie? If there are gatekeepers, where do I go to learn more about them? I have tried to do some research into this, but have come up against all the typical bs...if anyone knows or feels like pointing me in the right direction...I would very much appreciate it.

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    There are, but it may not be what you have in mind.

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    What does it all include....I just need a direction to go in. Don't have the faintest clue as to where to start looking for information, but don't want any member of the forum to feel like I'm not trying to learn on my own. Just need a direction to start...or more info if you can share any. Thank you by the way, for responding I really appreciate it.

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    There many Gatekeepers there many Gates.
    Vivienne the "Lady of the Lake" I was taught was a Gatekeeper to Avalon.
    Nobody could find the Gate pass through her waters or even know where to look with out her permission.
    ST Peter is Heaven's GateKeeper.
    There 3, Gatekeeper's to hell
    There so many more what Gatekeeper are you looking for?
    “Not all meanings are meant to be clear at once. Some ideas take time. Some words are designed to lead us on inner journeys, with truth hidden deep inside them.” – Brian Froud

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    There are also mortals who are considered gatekeepers in some traditions. Were you looking for anything in particular?

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    I have a friend that tells me they are a gatekeeper. That they help decide who goes where (per say) in the afterlife. They told me that they chose to be born and have had several past lives. I like this person, and I really don't want to doubt the validity to what they say, just don't know how to go about finding out this information without making this person feel poor for telling me this.

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    Well, some traditions teach that we all chose to be born, and we can have many past lives (I have a lot, but they're not really "past"....that's another story though.) Care of the living and care of the dead are big parts of religious Daoism, so in my tradition, the DaoShi (priest) has a hand in making sure the dead go where they need to. I'm not sure if that's what you mean exactly, but if it is, then what you're describing is actually pretty common, as many traditions have adepts with similar functions, and also the whole thing about choosing birth and several previous incarnations. Hope that helps.

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    Thank you, I hope to get a better grasp on it all. I find everything so interesting and feel like a sponge. Everything that I read here further enlightens my mind and perspective.

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    Good. I hope so too.

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    What Ghost of Shaolin said (post #7) seems a rational & reasonable interpretation for what your friend might have meant: "Care of the living and care of the dead are big parts of religious Daoism, so in my tradition, the DaoShi (priest) has a hand in making sure the dead go where they need to". I hope that is the case.

    Because, if your friend intends to say that they personally possess both the authority and the power to pass judgement on dying or deceased persons, and to either approve or deny a deceased's 'spirit' (or whatever) access to one realm or another...that would be an astonishing claim for a mortal to make, in my opinion.

    I've had several friends or acquaintances who made claims about themselves that I either knew to be false or were so improbable, that I could never believe them to be true of anyone - without personally witnessing them manifesting the alleged, highly improbable, thing.

    I believe strongly that everyone should be granted the freedom to define themselves - as a principle - but...I've noticed in recent years a surge in people demanding that everyone must validate everything they portray themselves to be, by agreeing to accept & believe anything they claim about themselves.

    There's a difference between - being free to define yourself anyway you wish in your personal, private beliefs, and - choosing to broadcast your self-definition in public. No one is obliged to accept or believe what other persons portray about themselves in public. I have approached this problem with statements like: "I care about you and our relationship is important to me, but I can't and won't support you in publicly claiming "X" about yourself, by pretending to believe "X" to be a fact".

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