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    If you've been wise and found the blaze
    just take the chest and go in peace.

    Your effort will be worth the cold
    If you are brave and in the wood...

    Note how the verse goes from blaze to cold, when seemingly referring to the same place.

    So, you've been wise, now comes the question 'are you brave', and it is assumed that you have found the blaze and are in the wood.
    Having met all of the above requirements, you are now told to just take the chest and go in peace.
    So where does cold fit into all of this ? More on that later. Right now, I'm focused on the wise and peace.
    ================================================== ===============================

    'go in peace', is a salutation addressed to someone who is departing,
    a salutation is an invocation.
    It is also used as a prayer for the departed.
    As I have gone alone in there.

    Wise, and peace. How do they tie together ... wisdom and peace.

    Solomon was wise.
    Solomon means peace, in Hebrew.

    https://www.powerthesaurus.org/Solomon
    ( doyen works well )

    If you've been wise, go in peace.

    If you nail that one down, you've made it to the dean's list.
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    There are wigs of a persuasion that believe Solomon never existed.
    They believe this, because no hard drive has ever been found.

    Sounds not too unlike the chase. One won't know they have the first clue nailed down until they find the chest ...

    Solomon
    Hercules
    Atlas
    Zeus
    Achilles
    Mercury

    nice keyword ...

    http://www.science20.com/news_articl...hic_myth-82034
    Contentment is the greatest treasure.
    ~ Lao Tzu

  • #2
    The Lure of Wisedom

    The Lure ; I wonder who named the documentary.
    Last edited by BrianJ; 12-12-2017, 11:33 AM.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by BrianJ View Post
      The Lure of Wisedom

      The Lure ; I wonder who named the documentary.
      an 'unauthorized' biography ...
      https://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/bo...lure-of-wisdom
      Contentment is the greatest treasure.
      ~ Lao Tzu

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      • #4
        I have some affilitation similar. Roman Gods. Yes. Like.

        Roll Tide, really like your thoughts. They are far more imaginative than mine and make me think. Thank you.

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        • #5
          I'll go with what's behind door #4 ...
          https://www.powerthesaurus.org/bar/synonyms

          tarry,halt,cease,rainbow,sedan,bear down,interrupt,
          leave, string, anchor(put-in), burden, cashier, secrete, X, answer,
          blaze, bring to an end, end, evacuate, f, ford, hideaway, hint, key, put foot down, put on ice(keep it in a vault),

          threshold, borderline, chase, down, draw, good, guillotine, load, log,
          nail down, palace, picket fence, pickle, pie, play hooky, pool hall, portal, take, TIGHT SPOT,
          give, alone, be well(go in peace), can, go, middle, weakness.

          That's a lot of words that are found within the poem...
          --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          BAR is a good word to study.

          'bar' will actually give you WHERE warm waters halt.
          It's kinda tricky, and I won't say how.

          Maybe all of this is bull, and I don't have a clue. who knows.

          But, answer me this ... What is the very first thing one needs, to find the first clue, that we all know is 'Begin it where warm waters halt ...'

          What is it that we, at this point, need to find ?

          Strip off all the cosmetics and the obvious answer is that we are needing to find WATER.
          Whether the water is plural, warm, or halted, is irrelevant at this point.
          The core of what we are looking for, is water.

          If'n yer tryin' to find water, then ya gotta have a ... waterfinder.
          https://www.powerthesaurus.org/waterfinder/synonyms

          Now, there's over four-thousand words to choose from in the 'bar' link I posted above.
          There are dozens and dozens of nice synonyms in there.

          One of them tells you where warm waters halt.

          imo, blah blah blah...

          Contentment is the greatest treasure.
          ~ Lao Tzu

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          • #6
            You guys never cease to put a smile on my face. Thanks!

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            • #7
              Forrest has emphasized more than once, that he felt like an architect constructing the poem.
              He has also stressed how it is important to 'think' and 'plan'.
              He has further stated that the blueprint is challenging.

              Okay, what's the first thing an architect does ?
              He Thinks, and comes up with a Plan.

              Step 2, he lays the groundwork.
              Step 3, he draws up the foundation.

              Now, the most obvious architectural reference that I see in the poem is, 'put in below the home...'

              Okay, that looks like a good place to start in an attempt to see how the total of the poem is constructed with all of the individual components.

              https://www.powerthesaurus.org/lay_the_foundation

              And, I've said many times that 'found the blaze' might possibly mean to establish the blaze, instead of having found it prior to this position of the clue sequence.
              Personally, I use it both ways, they work together.
              You have to 'find' it, and then you also must 'found' it. Yes, it's complicated without just spelling it out.
              (EDIT : I believe the blaze is a physical feature, while also believing that it requires a secondary interpretation that allows you to move forward from that point.)

              Lay the foundation below the home of Brown.

              What is another meaning of 'lay the foundation' ?
              How about ... Set The Bar ?

              Now, if you can figure out what 'home of Brown' is, then the bar that you must set will be so obvious that you will recognize it immediately. If, on the other hand, you are still chasing brown trout and ol' man Brown, then this will mean absolutely nothing to you.

              You will NOT find home of Brown if you are Guessing at wwwh.

              They identify each other.

              And, that's the point of all of this.

              Identification.
              Last edited by ROLL TIDE; 12-15-2017, 11:48 AM.
              Contentment is the greatest treasure.
              ~ Lao Tzu

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              • #8
                Identification. hmmm...

                identify
                identifications ...

                Inspect
                https://www.powerthesaurus.org/inspect/synonyms
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                Okay, we talked about that somewhere but, I'm not going to look for it.
                Anyway, let's just take another look at it.

                inspect=
                take a look at
                give the once over
                eyeball
                examine closely
                look down
                put the lid on (keep my secret)
                quest
                seek
                set eyes on
                tarry
                Verifies
                burrow (put in)
                have a good look at

                Anyway, you get the idea ... Inspect = Marvel (and) Gaze.

                But, that's not all, folks ...

                "Hey Forrest, you said we could retrieve the treasure in any season. Well in winter, would we need a snowmobile to get to the spot? ~scout around"

                "Scout around, if you need a snowmobile to get to your solve please stay home and drink hot chocolate. f "
                = = = = = = = = =

                inspect = scout around, spot .


                Contentment is the greatest treasure.
                ~ Lao Tzu

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                • #9
                  scout around spot.

                  inspect around your spot.
                  inspect a round spot.
                  a scout is/was, around the spot.

                  A surveyor is a scout.
                  Benchmarks are round ?
                  a scout is a guide.
                  a benchmark is a guide.

                  searchers are scouts.
                  a searcher is around the spot?
                  a searcher has a benchmark at their spot?

                  check.
                  Last edited by ROLL TIDE; 12-16-2017, 09:35 AM.
                  Contentment is the greatest treasure.
                  ~ Lao Tzu

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by FennMaster

                    I think Scout Around is the searchers user name.
                    Wouldn't be the first time a question was posed by some unknown 'searcher' .
                    Nor would it be the first time Forrest has utilized a searcher's question/handle, to drop a hint.
                    Contentment is the greatest treasure.
                    ~ Lao Tzu

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                    • #11
                      Benchmarks..... yes.

                      Maps have benchmarks. Some of the maps provided by fenn have benchmarks and some do not and some have evolved with none then magically appear. Benchmarks.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ROLL TIDE View Post

                        Wouldn't be the first time a question was posed by some unknown 'searcher' .
                        Nor would it be the first time Forrest has utilized a searcher's question/handle, to drop a hint.
                        In my research it has been pretty evenly split. About half I can find the handle on the blogs and about half i think are hints/clues.

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                        • #13
                          What are some of the strange things you have encountered in the chase ?

                          I see the word 'quest' everywhere.
                          I met an old man with a dog named ****** . (the dog, not the old man.)
                          I found a rock in a tree with a word on it. (the rock). That word was already a huge part of my solve. I left the rock in the tree and continued my hike to a location I was wanting to check out. When I came back through, the rock was gone. Old men playing tricks on old men ?
                          I went to obtain an additional copy of my map but, it was no longer available. Good thing I have three or four already.

                          What is the very last thing the poem tells you to look for ?
                          Last edited by ROLL TIDE; 06-03-2019, 07:48 AM.
                          Contentment is the greatest treasure.
                          ~ Lao Tzu

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ROLL TIDE View Post
                            Today I begin year number three.
                            What a long strange trip it's been ...

                            What are some of the strange things you have encountered in the chase ?

                            I see the word 'quest' everywhere.
                            I met an old man with a dog named ****** . (the dog, not the old man.)
                            I found a rock in a tree with a word on it. (the rock). That word was already a huge part of my solve. I left the rock in the tree and continued my hike to a location I was wanting to check out. When I came back through, the rock was gone. Old men playing tricks on old men ?
                            I went to obtain an additional copy of my map but, it was no longer available. Good thing I have three or four already.

                            What is the very last thing the poem tells you to look for ?

                            I have a dog in my solve, his name is critical and told me I was on the right path. Good dog.
                            My rock was not in the tree. Yes, the rock has a word on it. My rock can not move unless there is a natural distaster of sorts or the Pueblo is disturbed.

                            Answer: Title.

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                            • #15
                              Begin "I" t wwwh along with lines 1&2 give you the answer and where to begin. It took me 3 years & book to confirm wwwh. I had thought the right answer up about 2 years ago but had no confirmation. Last night I found the confirmation in book. Wow! I did a Google search with a key term+FF, Chase chat, TTOTC site, etc. There were only 3 hits. Two of them were me, the 3rd was on D's site but his site sucks and couldn't find the hit. I may be the only one who has found the undeniable confirmation but I suspect Mindy, RahRah, Astree and maybe Eliza have found this. What I wonder is how they may have this but haven't made much progress in two years. Having known only 24 hrs I'm trying to figure out what to do with it. I can now say that I am in the 2 clues club(how I got it and what it is). Stanza 1 was necessary to find wwwh! Wwwh is not clue 1 or is and stanza 1 just gave me the method and is a hint. I believe it's crucial that I figure out if wwwh is clue 1 or 2 in case it develops into an end game puzzle that requires say 9 word acrostic or such. I suspect it gives me my latitude in relation to why the bronze statue was cold to the touch. This would explain worth the cold. I have put one line of the X on the map. I was in and out of the long/lat camp over the years. I'm permanently in the camp now. Wish I could share cause I may need some help but the nature of the Chase precludes the possibility. You'd think I could figure out a way to group think this without losing out. I'm by no means a greedy person and would be happy with even a tenth of the prize but it's been attempted with no avail. The problem may have been that the teams didn't have wwwh. I'm trying to use the same method to find the next step elsewhere in book to apply to poem or map. It is truly amazing and simple. It just took thinking the right thing at the right time. Focus on line 1&2 only. Parse it down word by word, listen to it phonetically, then when you can see those lines in every possible way manageable read the book. Organize things, make lists, take notes and you may stumble on it. I always disclose my solves after I have dead ended or discarded but can't reveal this. If any on here think you have the answer PM me and I will confirm it if you do. I'd love to find someone at the same step as me!!! Peace all. Let's talk

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