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Re: Need Opinions: Anti-Cosmic Approach to LHP The way I see it, Nyarlathotep is the manifestation of Chaos that creeps into the order, and slowly but surely causes disarray.
January 05, 2018, 05:43:02 pm
Re: Fastest Method of Invocation & Evocation thus far
Plus, if you truly ascribe to the Platonic form theory than you know that you can not -know- the entity, only have your own interpretation of them which would in turn create your microcosmic version based on unverified personal gnosis. Think of it as reading a book, you will picture the characters to look a certain way- and that's true in your microcosm but only there, the actual book its self is what it is in the macrocosm. Unless, you create a painting of said character and post it online where it gets popular, then it fuels the macrocosmic understanding to some degree.

This is true, but you can have an idea of what the Platonic Form represents. Or what the archetype represents.

And while it is true that you are interacting with an interpretation (or an incarnation of the form, if you'd like), the point still remains that you can interact with said entity without the ritual tools, without the theatrics, etc.

Symbols, and tools do not have inherent meanings to themselves. Because if they did, then there would be only a few methods of evocation and invocation. But this is not the case. Many practitioners don't do things by the book (myself included) and they have the same, if not better, results than those who do things by the book.

I encourage you to attempt to cast a spell without a ritual, or contact an entity, and see how that turns out for you. For me, it seems to work.

Also, I find the concept of "unverified personal gnosis" a bit silly. If other magicians report having the same / similar experience, then it's a "verified personal gnosis," no?

As far as I know, there are magicians who do perform magic without any complex or elaborate rituals. Some cybermagicians, who adhere to the Information Model, fall into this category.

So, my advice is to try this out, if it works, it works. And hten it's "verified personal gnosis." If it doesn't, I may encourage others to try it out, and if it works for them, then it's verified.

Again, I really dislike the concept of "unverified personal gnosis." It doesn't really mean much.

January 05, 2018, 06:27:30 pm
Re: Fastest Method of Invocation & Evocation thus far Perhaps I am indeed biased because I am working with the Norse gods.

Good criticism, thanks. I'll have to think about this and do more experiments.

January 05, 2018, 09:23:30 pm
Re: Compiled Scientific Evidence in favor of the "Paranormal" Yeah, I know you've written the article, and have posted these links before, but I wanted to include them in this compilation, nonetheless. Just so that we have a go-to thread whenever we want the links to scientific articles.

@Frater V.I.M. , that looks very interesting, and could be a good case for necromancy, which I am skeptical of.

He shall be treated as so far behind the times that he can safely be ignored."

Hahahah wow

January 06, 2018, 06:27:23 am
Re: Gods, My Pantheon, Some Musings Well, a prayer could be seen as a form of invocation, so it's useful. Even if you focus on learning, a prayer here and there could be beneficial. But I get where you're coming from.
January 06, 2018, 07:22:29 pm
Re: What do you do when your magick hits a roadblock? Take a breather. Then come back to magic with full force. During the preparation of the ritual, and during the ritual itself, take on the mentality that you are omnipotent. That you can do anything, that you can manifest your desires easily. Then, as you already know, pretend as if your desire has already manifested. Do something that's interactive but unrelated to magic.
January 13, 2018, 05:31:15 pm
Re: Controversial topic: Armanen Runes.
But do you really need a long historical lineage for your magic to work?

Absolutely not. Look at the Maergzjiran current. It's not a historically valid current (the clues are in the names, words, and concepts they use, which did not exist prior to the 20th century), yet it's damn powerful.

Look at the Lovecraftian current. No historical validity whatsoever, yet still pretty effect.

Look at all the people who work with Lucifer (as he is commonly understood in this day and age), who was not a historical deity of worship, yet still have success. Instead, lucifer referred to the personification of Venus.

Remember: Nothing is true; everything is permitted.

January 15, 2018, 08:04:53 pm
How often do you perform rituals? How often do you perform rituals approximately? Or, if you're into direct magick (vampirism, healing, etc) how often do you practice / perform it?
January 26, 2018, 11:36:06 am
Is Kalam Cosmological Argument compatible with Platonic Polytheism? Is the Kalam cosmological argument (as expanded by William Lane Craig) compatible with Platonic Polytheism? This first cause being the cause of everything, including the forms? There is a term coined by medieval philosophers "aeveternity" which means had a beginning but has no end. Also, the forms do not cause something into existence, they are just transcendental principles into which things partake.

I know this is not what you believe, but I genuinely want to know if you think the Kalam cosmological argument can be reconciled with Platonic Polytheism?

March 18, 2018, 08:11:58 pm
Re: Is Kalam Cosmological Argument compatible with Platonic Polytheism? The forms, then, would have to be redefined in this context. The Forms instead of being eternal, could be aeveternal (had a beginning but no end. once they start existing they're eternal). They can also be changeless. These Forms, when reconciled with the Kalam cosmological argument, could be sort of blueprints or the agents for the things to come in the universe. Thoughts?
March 19, 2018, 07:51:52 am