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Title: pi_rameses - A Setian Journal
Post by: pi_rameses on July 13, 2017, 03:25:51 am
Hello all,

There is something that I would like to draw your attention to. I stumbled upon it via Tumblr while perusing the Internet. The link is:
http://setemheb.tumblr.com

Looking back, I suppose it was in virtue of such perusals that I am currently writing a paper to submit to the O.S. I recall gleaning through Reddit on topics such as Platonism and Setianism, which brought me here. For this I am grateful. Since then, I have come across a number of resources of which I had not heard mostly originating from this forum. As a commemoration, I am currently considering to supplement or augment my diary via the use of a personal blog. While I could start said blog at another domain, my first vehicle of choice to set this up is clearly this forum. I am looking forward to the future and a flourishing and a refining of the Self.

Xeper and Remanifest!
Title: pi_ramesses - SJ2
Post by: pi_rameses on August 07, 2017, 12:27:36 am
It occurred to me previously that if I am to implement journal entries effectively, it must be consistent and somehow coherent to me. Descartes did not arrive at the cogito without having a method down. Consider this the Setian method for me. Notwithstanding changes in grammar, I elected to lift some guidelines from Don Webb's Uncle Setnakt's Essential Guide to the Left Hand Path. Note that it also says in the book to guard diary entries as one would your ATM pin number. So far I have only disclosed whatever I feel not to be a detriment to me at my discretion. Far be it the case that I would share such ideas outside of O. S. Most people in the profane world are not receptive to it. This is also partly why I do not elaborate on rituals much - at least not while I'm undertaking it. At some point, it is my intention to add a medial layer which I will construe as my personal blog. Anyway, back to Uncle Setnakt:

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The contents in this journal are meant to help me extract my development from the restless surge of life. Its contents are as follows:

  • A description of what I want to achieve. This includes my material goals, my career goals, my magical goals, the initiatory values I wish to possess, and the type of person I want to be.
  • A list of all of my good qualities entitled "Innate Patterns to Develop More Fully"
  • A list of all of my bad qualities entitled "Hindrances to My Power". These must be brutally honest.


Furthermore, at least four days a week, entries will be made. Anything may be written from fears and failures to my brightest triumphs but at least four things must be written:

  • Something I did to further my goals.
  • My best thought or breakthrough.
  • Something I did to eliminate, weaken, or modify a bad habit.
  • Something I plan to do in the immediate future to further my fields.

Bonus: All magical operations that I do as well as any results I note from them. Particularly vivid dreams and meaningful synchronicity should go here.
Title: pi_ramesses - SJ3
Post by: pi_rameses on August 16, 2017, 01:28:34 am
A summary of a journal entry written on February 24, LI ├ćon of Set. Some targets have been met. Others remain to come to fruition.

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  • A description of what I want to achieve. This includes my material goals, my career goals, my magical goals, the initiatory values I wish to possess, and the type of person I want to be.


Material: to eschew from harm in the form of sickle cell crisis by prolonging my 2 year record (1g of hydroxyurea  and 500 mg of folic acid each day seems to be beneficial but ideally some form of gene therapy to eliminate it entirely would be nice); to ditch my eyeglasses and contacts in the next few years via Lasik; and to purge my clothes and adopt aesthetic minimalism. Black or monochrome articles preferred.

Career: to transition from current lab technician position to preferred software engineer or developer role; HTML/CSS, JavaScript preferred from coding bootcamp. Data science also a valid alternative. In essence, more money after taxes without accruing more debt through "higher education".

Magical: to demonstrate maturity in handling the aforementioned; apply for membership in an Initiatory Order. May or may not be the Temple of Set; to explore some rituals (Tarot readings, destruction rituals, sigils, and eventually a Grand Initiation). 

Initiatory values: quantifiable pride; openness; moderation; and cunning. This implies the elimination of their corresponding vices: hubris; despair; attachment to the thoughts of another; and emotional servitude.

The type of person I wish to be: to be the opposite of my current state of being; to be decisive without duplicity or hesitation (intuition); to know myself down to the subconscious level; to recall dreams and interpret them after I wake up; to be more concise in speech and writing yet make strong observations concerning the world as it relates to me; to be fully awake and to recognize magic wherever it may be.


  • A list of all of my good qualities entitled "Innate Patterns to Develop More Fully"


Quantifiable pride; openness; moderation; cunning; to smile more (a good friend who is also my coworker told me this); my attitude (I need to attenuate my state of existentialism and nihilism down).


  • A list of all of my bad qualities entitled "Hindrances to My Power". These must be brutally honest.


Not keeping promises and confidence, especially to myself; speaking more than is warranted; profane speech; lack of self-discipline; lashing out; eating fast food; the aforementioned vices; fear of unknown rather than framing it as an opportunity; verbal aggression; auto-poisoning activities (alcohol); occasional lack of sensitivity especially on political issues.
Title: Re: Nylfmedli14 - A Setian Journal
Post by: Setamontet on August 16, 2017, 04:01:21 pm
I almost forgot, it is the LI (51st) year of the AEon of Set (AES).  And is the beginning of the nine year Magical cycle of reaction to the previous nine years of action.  The Magical cycle of nine years of action followed by nine years of reaction ad infinitum is expounded by Anton LaVey in the final chapter of the "Satanic Rituals" - "The Unknown Known".
Title: Re: Nylfmedli14 - A Setian Journal
Post by: pi_rameses on August 16, 2017, 08:19:14 pm
I almost forgot, it is the LI (51st) year of the AEon of Set (AES).  And is the beginning of the nine year Magical cycle of reaction to the previous nine years of action.  The Magical cycle of nine years of action followed by nine years of reaction ad infinitum is expounded by Anton LaVey in the final chapter of the "Satanic Rituals" - "The Unknown Known".

Fascinating stuff. I suppose that makes sense coupled with the information that the Order of the Trapezoid started in the CoS.
Title: Re: Nylfmedli14 - A Setian Journal
Post by: Setamontet on August 17, 2017, 01:44:39 pm
The Order of the Trapezoid has always interested me.  It began in the early CoS as a priesthood only order, and later on in the early 1980's became the first official and functioning order within the ToS open to all members II*+.  Re-established by Michael Aquino as a result of his "Wewelsburg Working".


Title: Re: pi_ramesses - A Setian Journal
Post by: pi_rameses on September 09, 2017, 12:32:24 am
It's a funny synchronicity that I was messaging someone earlier on LinkedIn about babbling and obsessing and I read Xepera's entry on this. Somewhere in the midst of the conversation, that person said:
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"It's not about religion, it's about God. You have to ask yourself what you want in life and go for it."

-Man X

Whereupon, I proceeded to project more babbles and obsessions towards him. But I ended it something along the lines of this:
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"You're right. It's about God. We just ascribe different meanings to the term. Everything about you indicates to me that you have a strong Will."

-pi_ramesses

What a distinctly Setian thing for Man X to have said. And yet he failed to see the logical inconsistency between his first and second sentence. How can you go for what you want in life when it's about God and not you? You must dissolve your identity for God's sake and then begin to identify with God. Perhaps the inconsistency genuinely isn't there for him. Or he is a walking contradiction to the very end. Who knows?
Title: Re: pi_ramesses - A Setian Journal
Post by: pi_rameses on September 26, 2017, 12:10:11 pm
The only exception where it is possible for one to go for what one wants and for it to be about God: the devotee truly desires their dissolution.
Title: Re: pi_ramesses - A Setian Journal
Post by: pi_rameses on October 01, 2017, 12:41:08 am
I won't be celebrating Christmas or New Year. The origins of these holidays society perpetuate and winter solstice has been on my mind. There is an event occurring locally by a certain lodge on December 17 called the rite of Saturnalia. I will be there to experience it for myself. And perhaps I'll wear a pileus.
Title: Re: pi_ramesses - A Setian Journal
Post by: pi_rameses on October 18, 2017, 01:55:20 am
It was quite chilling today. Autumn is upon us. I had an awesome lunch today. I sat down for coffee with someone that I wanted to network with. It was spectacular and I came out of it learning something. Lots of things actually. I had a laptop so I was highlighting some projects of which I had worked on. I had the O.'.S.'. forum opened in one tab and so he asked me about it. I told him about how I encountered it and how I have been bringing about change ever since. He talked about his own religious experience - of growing up Catholic, falling out of it in freshman high school and coming back to faith. It was all quite interesting and I was happy about how it ended on a good note. He had reached out to me because he was interested in opening a 24/7 access workspace. I agreed that I could be more productive in a setting with other developers so he should count me in. There is a spring to my step. I'm just elated.
Title: Re: pi_ramesses - A Setian Journal
Post by: pi_rameses on October 26, 2017, 11:58:26 pm
I finally got around to setting up the blog that is freely available via the O.S. forum. I expect to post ruminations there similar to the journal format.
Title: Re: pi_ramesses - A Setian Journal
Post by: Xepera maSet on October 27, 2017, 12:56:53 am
When it's all up and good to go, feel free to make an announcement thread for it.
Title: Re: pi_ramesses - A Setian Journal
Post by: pi_rameses on October 27, 2017, 12:59:03 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: pi_ramesses - A Setian Journal
Post by: pi_rameses on October 31, 2017, 09:19:22 pm
It was quite chilling today. Autumn is upon us. I had an awesome lunch today. I sat down for coffee with someone that I wanted to network with. It was spectacular and I came out of it learning something. Lots of things actually. I had a laptop so I was highlighting some projects of which I had worked on. I had the O.'.S.'. forum opened in one tab and so he asked me about it. I told him about how I encountered it and how I have been bringing about change ever since. He talked about his own religious experience - of growing up Catholic, falling out of it in freshman high school and coming back to faith. It was all quite interesting and I was happy about how it ended on a good note. He had reached out to me because he was interested in opening a 24/7 access workspace. I agreed that I could be more productive in a setting with other developers so he should count me in. There is a spring to my step. I'm just elated.

A quick update on this. Since then, I have met with my first point of contact twice. The second time, we met at a cafe and we brainstormed on the architecture for a comparative religion app that he wants me to develop with his help. I also looked at the 24/7 cowork space that we will divide between 5 developers. And most likely, we will be getting daily shipments of coffee from a shop in the same block called Heavenly Cup. Our landlord is Mr. Aumiller, who owns a gun shop in the cellar or ground floor, depending on how you look at it. He will draft the lease by tomorrow and we should have the keys for November. We have hardwood floors now. I need a desk!


Title: Re: pi_ramesses - A Setian Journal
Post by: pi_rameses on November 09, 2017, 02:55:31 am
Someone pointed this out to me two days ago on a rainy day. It was a downtrodden snake or perhaps skin peeled off. I think it's the former.

Looking at it further, I found myself saying to it, "Like the Ancient Serpent, so too may you endure."

Anyway, I came back when it was dry and took a picture of it. Perhaps it can be repurposed for an icon in a newsletter?
Title: Re: pi_ramesses - A Setian Journal
Post by: pi_rameses on November 22, 2017, 12:45:55 pm
I love this one. It just goes to show how far the O.S. has come. If you visit the site enough times at work, IT guys will block it. If I couldn't simply pull out my phone instead, I would probably want the violation to be re-evaluated.

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Title: Re: pi_ramesses - A Setian Journal
Post by: Frater Gaster on November 22, 2017, 12:54:52 pm
I'm not sure if this is a good thing or not lol.
Title: Re: pi_ramesses - A Setian Journal
Post by: pi_rameses on November 22, 2017, 02:08:38 pm
A mixed bag I guess. It's unfortunate that it's blocked. Perhaps if I visited another site more often like chabad.org, then they would block that too. I don't really stand to lose anything from them blocking it because I'm even replying to you at work on my phone (not on Wi-Fi).  :)

Only insofar that they have blocked the site, they acknowledge it as a violation. There's no extra punitive measure on their part after that. Like go chase that guy for going to a blocked site or anything.

I also checked the IRC chat by @Kapalika (http://orderoftheserpent.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=24) and it's blocked with a different flag that is not in violation. It just says it's not allowed by the admin.
Title: Re: pi_ramesses - A Setian Journal
Post by: Onyx on November 22, 2017, 02:28:43 pm
"Alternative Beliefs", I suppose you can still read the Bible and watch Benny Hinn videos though, right? Rofl. Someone posted this on r/satanism a while back, although I don't think they were actually blocked:

https://www.reddit.com/r/satanism/comments/7b71xd/alternative_belief_is_an_interesting_way_to_put_it/

Title: Re: pi_ramesses - A Setian Journal
Post by: pi_rameses on November 22, 2017, 03:34:37 pm
Yes I'm sure I can do those things as they are the orthodoxy. And I would have every right to be offended by my workplace if I couldn't do otherwise.  ;)
Title: Re: pi_ramesses - A Setian Journal
Post by: pi_rameses on February 04, 2018, 01:14:09 pm
General information on Pi-ramesses:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pi-Ramesses

For those fun facts above, I had selected it as a magical name. Furthermore, pi is a transcendental number in analytic geometry and I have some fascination and interest in sacred geometry. I keep mine lowercase and underscored so as not to conflate it with the place (although for all intents and purposes, it can be said that the place no longer exists whereas I do. But as it turns out I disagree and think that the place does exist either in an Atlantean sense or just because the site had been excavated. Even further before its rediscovery, it was there).

I think I first read about the place in Black Magic if not then one of the other tablets but I don't recall the exact page and line.
Title: Re: pi_ramesses - A Setian Journal
Post by: Onyx on February 04, 2018, 02:55:22 pm
I see the reference to it in Black Magic, p. 24-25.

It's an interesting esoteric name. "House of Ramesses".. perhaps the "House" is indeed represented by mathematical Pi, the circle that enshrines the Phi of the Black Flame? I see some "pentagrammic" symbolism in this, perhaps. And there is an emoji for that: 8)
Title: Re: pi_ramesses - A Setian Journal
Post by: pi_rameses on February 04, 2018, 03:16:16 pm
I see the reference to it in Black Magic, p. 24-25.

It's an interesting esoteric name. "House of Ramesses".. perhaps the "House" is indeed represented by mathematical Pi, the circle that enshrines the Phi of the Black Flame? I see some "pentagrammic" symbolism in this, perhaps. And there is an emoji for that: 8)


Yes. That was along the lines of thought that I had at the time. I am reminded of it especially when I look upon the pentagram of Set.
Title: Re: pi_rameses - A Setian Journal
Post by: pi_rameses on February 08, 2018, 01:55:29 pm
Although either spelling is acceptable, I think I'll try out pi_rameses for awhile. And possibly stick with that.
Title: Re: pi_rameses - A Setian Journal
Post by: pi_rameses on February 14, 2018, 04:31:32 am
What is the deep state? Ironically, its frequented reference in the press does not lend much credibility to it. How maleficent.
Title: Re: pi_rameses - A Setian Journal
Post by: pi_rameses on April 17, 2018, 12:30:20 pm
There are a lot of things that are changing from my perspective as of late. It is moments of great dynamism such as this that I live for. I often find myself writing entries when things end up this way or some kind of shock is introduced prior to an awakening. Wouldn't it be great if shock or no shock, I wrote steadily on my thoughts. That's another thing I'd like to fix.

I made a decision to trade in one set of skills for another that will pay off in the long run as I was getting bored not learning anything where I previously worked. Although more work remains, it is inevitable for me to see it through provided I remain consistent in my vision.

I've started to wonder how I can walk the path better besides talking about it. This forum has come to mean more to me than other platforms over the years. There is a certain disconnect if I can post personal information on larger social media platforms under the auspices of third parties but not here. That will not do for me. Hence, the new profile pic. The Enneagram still holds deep meaning for me.

Title: Re: pi_rameses - A Setian Journal
Post by: pi_rameses on May 02, 2018, 09:09:14 pm
I saw a video the other day that expressly stated some of the habits of some of the most productive executives of our time. I am referring to the likes of Huffington, Zuckerberg, Branson just to make a few. It's been about the days and I'm awestruck with how early I get up and get ahead or caught up in the day. The routine is summed up as follows:
Title: Re: pi_rameses - A Setian Journal
Post by: pi_rameses on May 17, 2018, 12:25:21 am
Today was a shitty day. But closer to the evening, it turned around. I had a conversation with a colleague on an exciting web project. And afterwards, we talked about social media in general and alternatives. He mentioned Mastodon, which is a better version of Twitter. I'm interested to try it out and join some instances that I find interesting. I wonder if there is at least one instance for LHP.

https://youtu.be/0CrwZ5FvlYc
Title: Re: pi_rameses - A Setian Journal
Post by: pi_rameses on May 17, 2018, 11:05:49 am
So far, I have come across an instance called occult.camp. it's a bit broad so I wouldn't be surprised to find white magic there.