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Re: The Comprehensive Argument for Set (Part 3/3)

But why is this Form not the Christian devil or god, not a god of Hinduism or Islam, not a god of the Yezidi, or not the gods of Scandinavia? Even worse, is this question the wrong one to be asking? The oldest known religious scriptures in history, known as the Pyramid Texts, written in the first human language, gives us the absolutely foundational views of the first human religions. In it they describe a being named Set, born unnaturally into the world, opposed to the Osirian gods so popularly worshiped, who nevertheless is the only being which can stave off chaos. It is related to, but considered something apart from, the natural world of the natural gods. Set was not an all-powerful threat, or a trickster like devil, he was simply capable of questioning and going again Ma’at (proper natural order). He was benevolent to man, and the central god of nomadic humans of the area relying on oases and rain rather than the stable rise and fall of the Nile. Through study of the texts related to this being, we see it is desires, self-aware, it sometimes was featured in comedic ways, sometimes in entirely demonic ways, and everywhere in-between. It was crucial to the idea of conscious existence separate from the body, beyond the natural cycles after death, long before the material focused mummification.

In short, it was entirely relatable to the higher consciousness of human beings. Related to the natural world but with a feeling of being separate, capable of influencing that world but without full control over it. This is exactly what is feared in most religion, the freedom of human mind and will, which has the capability of going against “Ma’at” if not kept in check. And what of other gods? At this stage in anthropology we are well aware that cultures experience things relatively and subjectively based on many variables, such as geographical location, wealth divide, education, war, and so forth. It’s not that Set is the “one true god.” Set is the Form of Higher Consciousness itself, the Egyptian interpretation of this objectively existent Form, and other cultures simply vary in interpretation for well-known reasons listed just above. 

May 05, 2017, 06:51:40 pm
Re: Creativity and Selfhood I am not very creative and tend to fail when I try. If anything I'm a weird fiction writer, though I've only written one thing that isn't garbage. Can be found here:

May 09, 2017, 12:03:15 am
Re: LBM Ethics When dealing with clients, social work is literally straight LBM. It blew my mind that my occult studies were almost more useful than my college courses when I started as a social worker, and I still feel that way. It's a very fine line between guiding a client and deceiving or manipulating them. If they don't do the work themselves no change will come. I've literally been told by supervisor to give less effort to cases because you should never be more dedicated to the program than clients themselves.
May 09, 2017, 01:28:49 pm
Re: Creativity and Selfhood I actually do like that story, and I've had many good ideas and minor writings. Top of my bucket list is writing a weird fictional novel. 
May 10, 2017, 02:28:27 am
Re: Favorite Film Sequences Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan - Miracles

May 11, 2017, 01:34:40 am
Re: Favorite Film Sequences Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: Intro

May 11, 2017, 01:36:00 am
Re: Favorite Film Sequences I can't find the highway scene from Nocturnal Animals.

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace - Duel of Fates

May 11, 2017, 01:41:30 am
Re: Favorite Film Sequences Yeah sorry, but I'll probably go nuts with this. Like, crazy nuts. You brought it on yourself!

Batman Begins: Breath In Your Fear

May 11, 2017, 01:43:43 am
Re: Favorite Film Sequences Lord of the Rings: The Death of Boromir

May 11, 2017, 02:22:59 am
Re: Favorite Film Sequences No Country for Old Men: The Coin Toss

May 11, 2017, 02:24:15 am