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The Setian Pyramid Texts As many likely know, the Pyramid Texts are one of, if not THE, oldest religious scriptures in history. It is scattered, repetitive, and often contradictory. This was not only due to the language being archaic, but to there being several competing ideologies, especially between that of the Horus the Elder and Set worshipers, and those of Osiris and Horus the Younger. The books can go from praising Set to demonizing him as the murder of Osiris, from comparing the dead to Osiris to spells warding off Osiris and his followers. This is an attempt to (1) present the Setian aspects of the pyramid texts in clear detail, (2) clean up the text to make it easier to read, (3) add in notes that will help decipher the text, and (4) provide the in text sources for others to see these verses unedited for themselves. I want to comment on this text, from not only a historical perspective but one of modern occult ideology. It is recommended that as you read this you insert your own name in for the name of the dead, written as (NAME). I've also added paragraph numbers for a commentary to come. Bold is the text, italic is the commentary
   
Nut, the brilliant and the great, says: “This is my son, my first born, (NAME), opener of my womb. This is my beloved who I am satisfied with. (NAME), I have given to thee thy sister, Nephthys, that she may take hold of you, that she may give your heart to you, which belongs in your body.

The first paragraph is the most straight forwards, and begins with the literal first line of the texts (1a). Nut, goddess of the night sky is speaking, announcing the coming of (NAME), and stating that she is satisfied with (NAME). This is the ascension of (NAME) to the heavens after death that is being announced. (NAME) is given Nephthys, who is guardian of the Ka and mourner of the dead. Obviously the seat of the soul was seen as the heart, and so Nephthys is uniting N with their Ka during the ascension.

With the copper which comes forth from Set, the copper which opens the mouth of the gods (the Adze), Set opens your mouth, (NAME), therewith Set may go with you, and he himself may speak before the Great Ennead in the house of the Prince in Heliopolis. That Set may carry off the Red Crown which is with Horus, the Lord of Men. He who goes, goes with his Ka. Horus goes with his Ka, and Set goes with his Ka. Nut has made you, (NAME), a god to your enemies. You purify yourself, Horus purifies himself, and Set purifies himself. (NAME), take the finger of Set, which causes the white eye of Horus to see. Oh eye, cause the two lands to bow before (NAME) as they bow before Horus. Cause the two lands to fear (NAME) as they fear Set. For (NAME) is indeed the great bull (an avatar of Set) which smote Kns.t (Nubia, as far as I know). You reign over the regions of Horus, and you reign over the regions of Set.


Copper was a material that was consistently associated with Set himself, and is even called the “bones of Set.” Copper was used to make the Adze tool, which itself was made in the shape of Ursa Major, the thigh of the Bull, a constellation belonging to Set himself. It was the tool which literally opened the mouth in the Opening of the Mouth ceremony, which is required to breathe life back into the soul after death, and allow the individual to speak in the afterlife. The text states that this act of opening the mouth with the Adze causes Set to go with (Name). To “carry off the red crown of Horus” means to rule over the lands of Horus, thus Set dominating all Egypt. The text continues that Nut has made (Name) godlike towards their enemies. We also learn that Horus’ eye was not inherently magic or powerful, but it was only after Set took it, touching it with his fingers, that the eye became powerful. The eye is then used to make all of Egypt bow to (Name) like Horus, and fear (Name) like Set. It then compares (Name) to Set in the conquering of Nubia, saying that (Name) will reign over both the regions of Horus (the earth and sun) and Set (the night sky, heavens, and afterlife).


Osiris, you do not gain power over Set, your son does not gain power over him. Horus, you do not gain power over Set, your father does not gain power over him. You (Set) perish not, your Ka perishes not, for you yourself are a Ka.

This is a rather clear warding off of Osirian religion. Neither Osiris nor Horus are stronger or have the power to overrule Set.

(NAME) says: “I have come to you, Nephthys, I have come to you in the boat of evening. Set and Nephthys, hasten, announce to the gods of Egypt and their spirits: ‘(NAME) comes as an imperishable spirit (circumpolar star), if (NAME) wills you to live you will live, if (NAME) wills you to die you will die. (NAME) comes as an imperishable spirit, masked to the neck like Anubis, chief of the western highland, that he, (NAME), may count your hearts, that he may be powerful over the best of hearts. ‘”

All of paragraph 4 is said by (Name), who quotes Set and Nephthys within their own speech. (Name) states that he has come to Nephthys, and asks Set and Nephthys to announce their (Name’s) coming to the Gods. The term “imperishable star” is key to understanding Setian religion, and refers to the northern circumpolar stars. These stars never sink below the horizon, and were seen as separated from and above the cycle of the Sun, planets, and all other beings or Gods represented by the stars. This was the original focus of the afterlife, and is crucial to understanding the role of the Serpent in both Egypt and all history (Draco). Set was seen to represent all the imperishable stars, specifically Draco and Ursa Major, and Nephthys was the space in which the stars resided. Set and Nephthys announce that whichever gods (Name) wishes to die will be eliminated. (Name) is “masked like Anubis,” the Opener of the Way, in order that (Name) themselves may weigh the hearts of the Gods and choose which they approve of, a staunch reversal to the deities judging mankind with Osiris religion and onward to the modern day.

Behold what Set and Thoth have done, your two brothers, who could not conceive of how to weep for you. (NAME) has come to you, crown of lower Egypt. (NAME) has come to you, Uraeus Serpent. (NAME) has come to you, great one (Atum). (NAME)  has come to you, Great-in-magic (Set). When Set carries you, you will once again be complete.

It is stated that Set and Thoth were not even able, in all their wisdom, to conceive of a way to weep for (Name), meaning they could not imagine (Name) actually perishing permanently. Here “crown of lower Egypt” is a reference to the god Horus, then the Uraeus Serpent, then Atum the creator God, then Set. “When Set carries you” is a reference to (Name) ascending to the imperishable stars and uniting with their Ka.

Set says: “(NAME) is great, and has come forth between the thighs of the Great Ennead. (NAME) was conceived by Sekhmet, who gave birth to (NAME). (NAME) has come to his throne, which is brighter than the two protective goddesses of Upper and Lower Egypt. (NAME) appears and shines as a star. (NAME) comes out of the Isle of Flame, after (NAME) had set the truth within. (NAME) has come, and he becomes as a great god. Belonging to his throne, which he will take and lift up, is that which was given to him by Shu in my (Set’s) presence.”

Paragraph 6 is spoken entirely by Set. He calls (Name) great and stated that they were conceived by Sekhmet, whose throne is brighter than the thrones of the Serpent and Vulture goddesses of Egypt. It is here that (Name) officially becomes a star. It is interesting to stop and mention the common terms from groups like Thelema that relate to all this. The Uraeus Serpent plays an important role in AL, and of course the comparison to stars are there as well. As we continue it will become clear that books like AL were interpreted incorrectly through a solar lens, and are actually Dark/Setian/LHP in nature.


“We see a new thing,” say the primordial gods. “Oh Ennead, a Horus is in the rays of the sun. The lords of form serve him, the two entire Enneads serve him, and he sits in the space of the All-Lord. (NAME) wins heaven, he cleaves it with firmness. (NAME) is led along the ways of Khepri. (NAME) is on his own, the eldest of the gods. Oh gods of the south, north, east, and west, respect (NAME), fear him.”


This paragraph is spoken entirely by the primordial gods. It is interesting to note that (Name) is refered to as “a” Horus, making Horus out to seem very much like a title. This is not the only time this happens. It is also important to note that the term “cleaves” is directly related to Set and his forced birth. Set is also referred to as “though who dost cleave the night”, meaning cutting his way out of Nut. Khepri, the god of Coming into Being (from the verb Xpr), is stated to be the path of initiation into the imperishable stars.

The sky is overcast, the stars are darkened, the bows are agitated, the bones of the earth-gods quake. The agitation ceases after they have seen (NAME). His gods are over him, the Uraeus-Serpent is upon his brow. (NAME) is the bull of heaven (Set), who once suffered want and gave in his heart (meaning dedicated his very soul) to live on the being of every god, who ate their magic when they were full of it. It is the serpent with the raised head who watches over the gods for (NAME), who repels the gods for (NAME). It is Khonsu who slaughters the gods, in that he beheads them for (NAME) and takes out the magic that is in their bodies. Khonsu is the messenger who (NAME) sends forth to punish. (NAME) is a god older that the eldest. Thousands serve him, hundreds make him offerings. The dignities of (NAME) shall not be taken from him, for (NAME) has swallowed the intelligence of every god.


The first part of the paragraph describes an incoming storm, Set of course being the god of storms. The Uraeus Serpent on the brow is sign of the Pharaoh, the King, and again brings us to the contents of AL. “Burn upon his brow oh splendorous serpent!” (Name) is again compared to Set, and we are told that at some point in the past Set chose to isolate or separate himself from the other gods, and to feed on their magic to increase his own, to evolve. We are also told that the Serpent watches over (Name), and keeps the gods from doing them harm. Then it is described that Khonsu, a god associated with the moon, Thoth, and being a warlike deity, is the messenger of (Name) who gathers the magic of the Gods for (Name) to consume. Again this ties into the AL, in which Khonsu plays a crucial role, the stele of revealing even being from a follower of his! Due to the fact that (Name) has consumed the intelligence of the gods, they will always be more dignified than the gods.

Oh daughter of Anubis, who is at the windows of heaven, the friend of Thoth, open the way for (NAME) so that (NAME) may pass; the ascension of this god to heaven, his renown over him, his terror on both sides of him, his magic preceding him! (NAME) is the chief, and as chief of the spirits (NAME) lives eternally. (NAME) has looked to you as Set looked to the two harmonious goddesses (Isis and Nephthys). The double doors of heaven are locked, the way goes over the flames, under that which the gods have created, which allows each Horus to glide through. (NAME) will glide through in this flame under which the gods create. The gods make way for (NAME) that (NAME) may pass by it. (NAME) is a Horus.

The daughter of Anubis is Kebechet, who was often referred to as a refreshing and purifying Serpent, as well as water. The texts call upon this purifying Serpent to open the gates of heaven for (Name), and refers to (Name) as renowned, terror inducing, and magical. (Name) is referred to as the chief of the gods and immortal. The double doors seem to be Ursa Major and Minor, two near identical constellations, one on either side of the Serpent and both Alpha Draconis and Polaris, the two pole stars Egypt experienced. This path through the gates seems to be some sort of trial. It is described in a way where you can imagine a gate with a tunnel underneath it. The tunnel is on fire, making it impossible for normal beings to get through. However, (Name) is a Horus, and uses the fires under their wings to fly through the tunnel unharmed.

(NAME) is the serpent, the bull (Set) which leads, which swallowed its own seven uraeus serpents. (NAME) has regulated the night, he has sent the hours on their way. The stars dawn, and proclaim (NAME) as B3-bii (baboon, symbol of the moon). (NAME) is B3-bii, lord of night, the bull (Set) without whom life would cease. The double doors are open to Horus, the double doors are open to Set. (NAME) is clean. He takes his lasting bones of cooper (material associated with Set), he has stretched out his imperishable limbs, which are in the body of his mother, Nut.

(Name), Set, and the Serpent are all associated with each other here. B3-bii the baboon can more or less be seen as an avatar of Thoth, though technically a unique god. The baboon is also associated with Set and called the Lord of Night. It seems without Set there would be no life as we know it. At this point, the doors of heaven have been opened, and N has entered.

The messenger of Horus, whom (NAME) loves, was (NAME) who has brought back to him his eye. The messenger of Set, whom (NAME) loves, was (NAME) who has brought back his testicles. The messenger of Thoth, whom (NAME) loves, was (NAME) who has brought back to him his arm. The Two Enneads tremble for themselves, for they are the messengers whom (NAME) loves, who should bring (NAME) to food.   

(Name) loves Horus, Set, Thoth, and the Two entire Enneads. It was (Name) who gave Horus back his eye, and Set back his testicles. Thoth’s arm seems to be related to the fact that he was a scribe, and apparently was a common reference. It ends by describing the Two Enneads as servants to (Name).

(NAME) is the exalted, who is in the forefront, who lifts up his brow, the star before which the gods bow, before which the Two Enneads tremble. (NAME) ascends to heaven on the sdsd (unidentified canine animal, likely related to Set), which was at the separation (NOTE: the original name of Set in the pyramid texts means “separator”). Heaven speaks, the earth quakes on account of your fear, Osiris, when (NAME) ascends. At the right hand of (NAME) is Horus and Nephthys, at the left hand of (NAME) is Set. Nun causes the gates to be opened for (NAME), and behold (NAME) comes, he is soul-like, he is divine.


Again we see the gods bowing to (Name). (Name) takes a Set-like canine entity into the stars, likely a representation of Set himself. Even in the myths of Osiris it is Set who carries Osiris into the afterlife on his back, and this is likely what is happening to (Name) here. As noted, the symbol for Set in some of the pyramid texts literally translates to separator. In another anti-Osirian verse, we see that Osiris fears the ascension of (Name).

Atum, father of (NAME) in darkness, bring (NAME) to your side, that he may kindle the light for you and protect you. Your face is gracious to (NAME), accept the word of Horus and be satisfied with it. Hearken unto Horus, it will not be harmful to you. Horus has caused the gods to follow you, who stands there as this great and mighty spirit (NAME), dressed as the great wild bull (Set).

This paragraph is directed to the creator god Atum, asking him to accept (Name) as a god. While being presented to Atum, (Name) is dressed like Set.

(NAME), you will not be resisted at any place where you go, you will not be hindered at any place where you desire to be. Your step is great, that you may traverse the sky. You are not seized by the earth gods, you are not rejected by the planets. Let the two doors of heaven open for you so you may go through them like Horus and Anubis. You have no father among men who conceived you, and you have no mother among mankind who bore you. For you are the serpent, which is on his belly, who lives on the hearts of the gods in Heliopolis. The Uraeus serpent belongs to heaven, the centipede of Horus belongs to earth. Serpent, if you are dangerous for (NAME) he will tread upon you, but be wise for (NAME) and he will not tread upon you. For you, Serpent, are indeed the mysterious - the hidden, as the gods call you - because you have no legs and arms with which you may follow your brothers, the gods. Fall, flee, turn over. Horus would have struck you down and you would not be alive, Set would have cut you to pieces so you would not rise again, were it not for (NAME). How well is (NAME), the bodily health of Horus, how well is (NAME), the bodily health of Set. Your tail will be in your mouth, Serpent. Turn thyself, great bull. (These two previous lines describe the spinning of Ursa Major and Draco.) Serpent, protect yourself again earth, against Geb.

This continues describing the awe-inspiring divinity of the ascended (Name). Not being rejected by earth or the planets is another references to the circumpolar starts being outside of the cycles of the gods. (Name) is again compared to a Serpent, which we can now see is universally positive within Setian ideology. The Uraeus Serpent is warned that if it turns against (Name), Horus and Set will destroy it, but if the Uraeus is wise it will be honored and respected by (Name). Perhaps the most fascinating line of ancient texts, we see that the Serpent is associated with mystery and hidden things specifically because it is slithering on the ground, rather than walking, and so when the gods turn to look for the Serpent it is hidden from sight. The final line describe the endless turning of the circumpolar stars.

(NAME) has come from the Buto (Wedjat, serpent goddess), red as a flame, living as Khepri. (NAME) has seen the great Uraeus serpent, (NAME) has perceived the great Uraeus Serpent, (NAME) has fallen upon the great Uraeus Serpent. Hu (god of the first breath) bowed his temples (his head) to (NAME) when (NAME) ferried over his lake, (NAME)’s Uraeus Serpent following.

(Name) has mastery of their Uraeus, and the God of the first word, Hu (sound of an exhale, so the first Breathe) bows before (Name).

Nut, two eyes have come forth from your head, you have taken possession of Horus and his Great-in-Charms, you have taken possession of Set and his Great-in-Charms. Oh (NAME), live, for the Eye of Horus is brought to you, and it will never leave you. Horus and Set are purified, the evil in them being poured to the ground, so (NAME) is thereby purified and his evil poured to the ground. (NAME) sits upon a firm throne, his foreparts that of a jackle, his hind parts that of a falcon (a type of  griffin). (NAME) has ascended as the morning star, and voyages through the heavenly ocean. Those who are in Nun fear (NAME), and you command the spirits. (NAME) is very high among the stars, the imperishable stars which will never perish (never go down).

The two eyes seem to be referencing Horus and Set, especially based on the following lines. Griffins were very popular in early Egypt, and is likely where Set and possibly Horus originated from. In fact, we see 3 griffins together in early Egypt: the Set animal, a falcon-headed beast, and a serpent-headed beast. The jackal + falcon is obviously Anubis, son and manifestation of Set, and Horus to be combined into one. (Name) is compared to Venus, the morning star, which leads in the Sun. Here we must tie this to the story of Set fighting Apep, in which Set always went before the Sun into the underworld to push back Apep, much like the morning star Venus leads the sun across the sky.

The great one is awake beside his Ka, (NAME) is awaken beside his Ka. The great one is awake, (NAME) is awake. (NAME), you are on your way to high places, to the places of Set, on which the gods sit. For (NAME) is indeed a living falcon, a great helmsmen who has voyaged over the two parts of heaven. (NAME) is a magician, (NAME) is possessed of magic. (NAME)’s companion is the Uraeus-Serpent. (NAME) leads the gods, (NAME) directs the divine boat. (NAME) seizes heaven, both its pillars and stars. The gods come to (NAME), bowing, and the spirits escort (NAME) to his Ba (soul). For behold, (NAME) is the great one, the son of the great one, who Nut birthed. The power of (NAME) is the power of Set of Ombos. This is the great bull who comes forth, (NAME) is pouring down the rain, (NAME) comes forth as the coming into being of water, for he is the serpent with many coils. (NAME) is the scribe of the divine book, who says what is and causes to exist, and what is not. (NAME) is stronger than men, mightier than the gods. Horus carries (NAME), Set lifts him up.

“The high places” which are of Set are, we by now know, the circumpolar stars. This paragraph is actually kind of a compilation and summary of the previous texts, and so should not need much explanation.

Be gone, flee those whom Horus guards, whom Set protects. Be gone those who Osiris guards. Let not Osiris come in his evil coming, do not open your arms for him. Let him be gone at once, let him be gone. Let not Horus (the younger) come in this, his evil coming (with Osiris), do not open your arms for him, let him go to the other gods.

Another spell against Osiris, telling him and Horus the Younger to be shunned. It is important to recognize that even at this point the difference between Horus the Older and Younger is being highlighted, because it was recognized that the Osirians twisted the Elder into the son of their own God. Horus himself is not shunned, only in his form of the younger.

Anubis has commanded you, (NAME), to come as a star, as the god of the morning star, that you pass through the regions of Horus and Set. The forehead of (NAME) is like that of Nun, when it lifts itself to the sky. The face of (NAME) is like that of Wepwawet (early version of Anubis, son of Set), when he ascends and lifts himself to the sky. The eyes of (NAME) are like those of the great one when he ascends to the sky.  The nose is like that of Thoth when he ascends and lifts himself to the sky. The back of (NAME) is like that of the wild bull when he ascends and lifts himself to the sky. The arms of (NAME) are like those of Set when he ascends and lifts himself to the sky. You, (NAME), are more exalted than Shu and Tefnut in the House of the Destroyer (Apep?). You have ascended to heaven as the morning star. Khepri, hear it, this word (Xeper), which is spoken to you by (NAME). Let your heart be glad for (NAME), for (NAME) is a great one, the son of a great one. (NAME) is with you, take him with you. (NAME) has escaped the day of his death like Set escaped the day of his death – by ploughing the earth. Greatings to Khepri, who created himself. Khepri is high in his name of “Ka”. Khepri comes into being in his name of Khepri. Like the name of Set, so too may the name of (NAME) endure!

The texts close with Anubis commanding (Name) to become the morning star. Wepwawet is an early version of Anubis, which today is considered to be identical with Anubis later on. He represents all the things that Anubis does, the Opening of the Way. As is well known, the animals representing the gods were chosen for specific reasons, such as falcons being good hunters, or the nose of the Ibis being associated with the cresent moon (and for whatever reason intelligence). (Name) is described to have the eyes of Horus, the nose of Thoth, the back of the Bull form of Set, and the arms of Set himself. In other words, the great sight of the falcon, the wisdom of Thoth, the strength of Set. It ends with a call to Khepri, saying that (Name) has come into being like Set, and asking the Name of (Name) to endure eternally as does the name of Set. Of course the name was quite important to the Egyptians, and it was believed that so long as the name was known the soul would survive. It is why names like Akhenaten’s were scratched out, trying to destroy their immortal soul.

VERSES:

1a, 3d, 3e, 14a, 17a,c 25b, 27a, 57a, 121b, 135c, 146a, 149d, 150a, 153a-c, 157b-d, 163d, 194b, 261b, 262a, 263b, 265b, 265c, 272b, 294a-c, 304b-305b, 309d, 321a, 393a-394b, 396b, 397a-b. 401b, 402a-c, 408a, 411c-d, 468a-c, 476b-477b, 481c, 489d, 502b-503bd, 511a, 515a-b, 516b, 518b, 530a, 535a-536c, 538a-b, 539a, 549a-b, 601d, 603c-d, 605b-606a, 611a-b, 625b-cd, 658c-659d, 662c-d, 663a, 664b-665c, 678b,683b-c, 689b, 689d, 697a-e, 707a-d, 734c-d, 823a-c, 846a, 850b-851a, 865a, 871a-d, 878a-b, 894a-c, 915b-917c, 924b, 1091c, 1096b, 1143a, 1143b-1144b, 1145a-1148c, 1246b-c, 1267a-1268b, 1295a, 1304a-1305d, 1308c-1309b,1353c, 1445a-c, 1453a-1454a, 1587b-d, 1667a-b, 1710a.

The text I used for this was "The Pyramid Texts" by  Samuel A. B. Mercer.   

April 22, 2017, 07:25:29 am
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Re: Music thread The Cryo Chamber label produces fantastic dark ambient music. Especially great for meditation, ritual, or background music.

https://m.youtube.com/user/cryochamberlabel

April 22, 2017, 06:05:35 pm
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Re: The Book of Coming Forth by Night I've found my relationship with Set to generally be one of a very friendly student or mentor. It's not that Set does things for us, but when I'm struggling in life and my thoughts fall to Set, I can usually feel the encouragement, picture a type of smirk on his face like he knows I'll figure it out. I never felt like Webb, for example, was right when he said one interacts with Set maybe once in or twice in your life, for me it seems to be present daily.
April 24, 2017, 07:15:58 pm
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Re: The Comprehensive Argument for Set
The Theory of Forms makes a lot of sense to me now. For example, let's say that our force of consciousness stems from an undefined source and radiates outward. Therefore, it is constantly being replaced by new energy. Even though the material energy is not the same, the "force" is consistently the same by virtue of character being the same. That is sort of where the term "essence" comes in. The essence is the nature seperated from the material.

I think that Set does fit as a personification of the giver of the Black Flame, however, I believe that this applies to many other gods, especially Odin, as well as other proto-Satanic gods such as Ea. I use Odin as the official name, however, "Satan" and "Set" can be used as titles in alternate contexts, e.g a dedication ritual.

I agree that Set is just one of many names for this Form of Consciousness. Odin is one of the more interesting ones imo, if only because the connection is so mysterious to me!

April 25, 2017, 10:30:54 pm
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Re: Order of the Serpent introductory statement For those interested, the O.S. originally listed the characteristic of "antinomianism" in the intro. I cannot speak for others, but I've never liked this word. It's generally associated with taboo practices, but I learned it's actually a Christianity-specific term. I disliked it before, but really am against it now. I don't think the WLHP needs to be so worried with taboos as to actively violate them, leave that worry for RHPs and the Eastern Left. Nor does one need to disagree with values simply due to culture popularity. "Do not kill" is a perfect example. I am extremely glad to see the term gone and hope to see it fall out of use with the WLHP in time!
April 29, 2017, 04:30:41 am
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Ritual With the copper which comes forth from Set, the Adze which opens the mouth of the gods, Set opens my mouth, therewith Set may go with me, and he himself may speak before the Great Ennead in the house of the Prince in Heliopolis.
 
I take the finger of Set, which causes the white eye of Horus to see. Oh eye, cause the two lands to bow before me as they bow before Horus. Cause the two lands to fear me as they fear Set.
 
Osiris, you do not gain power over Set, your son does not gain power over him. Horus, you do not gain power over Set, your father does not gain power over him. You, Set, perish not, your Ka perishes not, for you yourself are a Ka.
 
I have come to you, Nephthys, I have come to you in the boat of evening. Set and Nephthys, hasten, announce to the gods of Egypt and their spirits: ‘Xepera maSet comes as an imperishable spirit, if he wills you to live you will live, if he wills you to die you will die. Xepera maSet comes as an imperishable spirit, masked to the neck like Anubis, chief of the western highland, that he may count your hearts, that he may be powerful over the best of hearts.
 
“We see a new thing,” say the primordial gods. “Oh Ennead, a Horus is in the rays of the sun. The lords of form serve him, the two entire Enneads serve him, and he sits in the space of the All-Lord. Xepera maSet is led along the ways of Khepri. He is on his own, the eldest of the gods. Oh gods of the south, north, east, and west, respect him, fear him.”
 
I ascend to heaven on the Sha, which was at the separation. Heaven speaks, the earth quakes on account of your fear, Osiris, when I ascend.
 
I will not be resisted at any place where I go, I will not be hindered at any place where I desire to be. My step is great, that I may traverse the sky. I am not seized by the earth gods, I am not rejected by the planets. Let the two doors of heaven open for me so I may go through them like Horus and Anubis.
 
Be gone those who Osiris guards. Let not Osiris come in his evil coming, do not open your arms for him. Let him be gone at once, let him be gone. Let not Horus (the younger) come in this, his evil coming (with Osiris), do not open your arms for him, let him go to the other gods.
 
Anubis has commanded me to come as a star, as the god of the morning star, that I may pass through the regions of Horus and Set.
 
Khepri, hear it, this word “Xeper”, which is spoken to you by me. Let your heart be glad for me, for I am a great one, the son of a great one. I am with you, take me with you. I have escaped the day of my death like Set escaped the day of his death – by ploughing the earth. Greatings to Khepri, who created himself. Khepri is high in his name of “Ka”. Khepri comes into being in his name of Khepri. Like the name of Set, so too may my name endure!

 

April 30, 2017, 05:53:07 pm
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Re: "I created the material universe so I could define myself." - Prince of Darkness Generally when I say uppercase G, single God I'm talking about Natural Law, or more fundamentally with Horus the Elder, the Form of Order. TWE easily fits this Form of Order, just without ever resorting to dualism. Set himself must be part of TWE, the Form or Order, for all else is chaos, Apep, nonexistence. The article even states that the foundational TWE is not a god of higher consciousness and will, but experience at its absolute simplest.

What I have been wondering is why he does not allow "that which it is to be like X" to everything. To elaborate, there likely is something it is like to be a thermostat or neuron, that we cannot imagine or experience it changes nothing imo. If we mean experience at the basic level, this would include non-conscious experience. If I push my table with my foot across the floor, there is something it is like to be that table, the floor, the foot, even the particles that make them, and TWE underneath. In fact this fits quite well with LHP-Platonism.

April 30, 2017, 11:06:56 pm
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Re: "I created the material universe so I could define myself." - Prince of Darkness I've always been of the impression that the universe and nature came to be out of sheer possibility. In an infinite chaos of infinite probability, eventually "nature" would form within it. If the chaos is outside time, this would literally be immediate, the two would always exist. I like how the Diabolicon illustrates it:

"And after uncounted ages of this great ferment, a force fused to focus that became God, and this force presumed to effect not the creation of substance and energy - for these transcended this God - but the conformation of all the Universe to a single and supreme order. And not yet is this order absolute, though oft it may have been supposed thus by man in his innocence."

But like we were discussing, perhaps every single thing experiences in its own way, which means the mere existence of anything entails a field of experience, participated in TWE. We simply have a more advanced form of experience. In this sense, Nature/God/TWE exists simply because of necessity, for if something exists TWE exists, and within primordial chaos inevitably something will come to exist.

May 01, 2017, 12:05:30 am
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Re: "I created the material universe so I could define myself." - Prince of Darkness I'm going to try and illustrate a small cosmology here.

In the beginning, or more appropriately before the beginning, there was primordial chaos - a timeless ocean of seething, infinite potential. Constantly creating potentials with an infinite amount of time, inevitably there would come to be some sort of Order withing the chaos. I don't agree with idea that matter and whatever else exists are separate from each other, they are two sides of the same coin and just as inseparable. This Order was both matter and "that which experiences," for matter interacts with itself naturally, causing "excitations" within it. Thus both Matter and TWE, the physical and the Form, exist for all time. Because of the timeless nature of chaos, we can say that, in our understanding, this world of Matter and Form has always existed, in keeping with modern physics. Further, you can see this chaos in "maps" of the Big Bang, under such esoteric terms as "quantum fluctuations." 

Then, evolution. We understand it pretty well from the Big Bang until the Upper Paleolithic Revolution. All Form/Experience was mindless, meaningless, all things simply "were" and simply "happened." Yet at some point, to our knowledge first around 20,000 - 10,000 years ago, something changed. Through unknown means, matter sparked to create inner experience, a great mystery known as the Hard Problem of Consciousness. And when X comes to exist, the Form of X comes to exist, thus the birth of Set, the First in Consciousness, a disruption to the natural order. I think perhaps Setamontet is correct, that even Set does not understand this "hard problem." Yet as a Form, Set exists outside of time and space, and so the entirety of its conscious evolution would be immediate. It was then that consciousness insanely accelerated in human beings, and continues to this day. 

May 01, 2017, 10:53:10 pm
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Re: The Comprehensive Argument for Set
Argument for Set short version
 
This is an updated, simplified, and clarified version of my Argument for Set. It is not a full elaboration. I have also taken the liberty of providing the simplest, most straight forward way I can imagine to refute each and every premise in itself. Surely if one cannot come up with a more solid argument or evidence, they can refute this argument based on these simple refutation possibilities provided.
 
                Premise 1: The Self is Axiomatic

This is quite simple in my opinion. Our own self-existence is the only thing we can be certain of, not even our experiences or thoughts, but the mere fact that “I exist” for each self-conscious individual. It is an axiom because there is no way to engage in reasoning without it, nor a way to attempt to deny its existence. The easiest, most straight-forward way to refute Premise 1 is to successfully argue or empirically show “I don’t exist” to be true without ever relying on “I exist” being true.
 
               Premise 2: The Objective, Material Universe Exists in Some Sense

Also rather simply, there is an external world of matter which we seem to consistently perceive. Were there not, science would not have any success, for it is rooted in the idea that there are objective truths and falsehood. This can be refuted simply by showing that there is not a consistent, external world. Have to sane people with 20/20 vision look at the same tree and see separate objects, or simply show that simple scientific knowledge, such as the maximum velocity of a falling object, is not consistent.

                Premise 3: The Axiomatic, Self-Aware Consciousness and the Objective, Material Universe are Non-Identical.

                This is known as “the Hard Problem of Consciousness,” more specifically the problem of Property Dualism (or Emergent Dualism). As we said in Premise 1, the Self-Conscious Self cannot be denied in a logical position, which leaves any type of Material Monism at a severe loss, as it must reduce conscious experience to the physical. Yet as we said in Premise 2, the external world of matter cannot be denied either. It can be questioned, such as by idealism or solipsism, and yet continues to remain consistent and have a recognizable impact on us. If Monism cannot answer the question, and substance dualism seems hopelessly lost, what best explains this situation? Again, the individual only needs to reject premise 1 or 2 successfully. Besides this, one may simply show that there is a misunderstanding in property dualism.

                Premise 4: A Modified Theory of Forms is the Best Explanation of the World

Let me try to keep this explanation simple, as things quickly become complicated. “Pointedness,” the characteristic of “having a point (as in physical point),” is the perfect example of a simple Form. Your coffee table, a nearby writing utensil, your television and computer, and many other things likely contain the characteristic of “having one or more physical points.” Yet the pointed objects are not, themselves, pointedness, which would violate the Law of Identity, but rather both share in the same characteristic of pointedness. Pointedness being something immaterial that you can never actually show in a physical sense other than through different manifestations of the characteristic. This allows the world of matter and of internal existence from 1 and 2 to be connected yet separate, solving the problem of Premise 3. Of course Forms are simple to disprove, just show “pointedness” to itself be physical, or that characteristics are not free of the mind.

                Premise 5: Forms and Consciousness

The Theory of Forms tells us that for any one thing which exists, a Form of it exists, as well as Forms to explain them. In other words, if X exists the Form of X exists. Self-Aware onsciousness obviously exists (Premise 1), and so a Form of such consciousness must obviously exist (Premise 4). Rejecting premise 4 rejects premise 5.

                Premise 6: The Form of Higher Consciousness and “God”

Unlike pointedness, which is a simple and lone characteristic, consciousness, especially of this kind, has many characteristics to it. In the sense of the higher, isolate consciousness human beings have, characteristics include self-awareness, rationality, emotion, desire, biases, etc. and so on. This means that any being with Higher Consciousness partakes in these characteristics, as do any Forms lower down the hierarchy, such as “desire” and “emotion.” Yet Forms themselves are immaterial (Premise 4), as well as eternal, timeless, etc. and so on. These characteristics are identical to those of many gods from polytheistic traditions. It is immaterial and eternal, but conscious, aware, desirous, and so forth. Through this realization we can see that this Form of Higher Consciousness is identical to a traditional, polytheistic view of gods. To refute this one only needs to explain why the characteristics of the Form do not match with the gods of paganism and polytheism.

                Premise 7: Set

Simply put, the traditional Egyptian god Set is the closest match to this Form of Higher Consciousness in human history, from its physical form to its mythological positions. This premise is fully elaborated upon in my “Mysteries of Horus and Set,” and “Setian Pyramid Texts.” If there is issue, simply a more appropriate replacement, but otherwise refuting 6 refutes 7. 

May 02, 2017, 10:18:01 pm
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