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Old 10-04-2017, 11:24 PM   #1
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The Void

So just a passing question-if a mortal man was suspended in the void outside Eä how would he perceive it? Darkness? White? Just nothingness?

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Since the Void was Nothing, I don't know that even the existence of consciousness in any of the Children of Ilúvatar could be possible.
Though Men were not tied to Arda as Elves, the destination of their fea after physical death would be a similar plane, I think, and maybe the opposite of the Void.
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What I meant was is say you take a mortal man and teleport him to the Void what would he perceive if anything?
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A question of philosophy: if you put something into the Void, is it still a void if it's not void of everything?
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What I meant was is say you take a mortal man and teleport him to the Void what would he perceive if anything?
It depends on whether the fea could exist there. And that's just speculation. My opinion would be negative.
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Melkor searched the Void for the flame imperishable yet it was still void.
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Melkor searched the Void for the flame imperishable yet it was still void.
Yes, and Melkor clearly could retain conscience and awareness there. Yet he was an Ainu, and the ability of a disembodied spirit to remain-self aware can not necessarily also be imparted to a mortal Man.
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