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Older Games A few of my all-time favorite older video games, what are yours?

Arcade
Rygar
Galaga
Centipede
Gorf
Star Wars
Virtua Racing

DOS
Heretic/Hexen
Terminal Velocity
DOOM 1/2
Quake 1
Dark Forces
Tie Fighter

C64 (yes I'm that old)
Delta
Barbarian
The Eidolon
Koronis Rift
Forbidden Forest
Raid Over Moscow










June 19, 2017, 09:10:33 pm
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Re: Older Games I'm still very found of Castlevania, Legend of Zelda, and Metroid.  Doom and Quake and Dark Forces are also still pretty good. And I still love Battletoads and Tetris.
August 03, 2017, 03:31:13 am
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Re: Does anyone know how Dr. Michael Aquino invoked Satan/Set? Aquino also used the First Part of the Word of Set as the invocation during his Wewelsburg Working, which resulted in the Remanifestation/re-establishment of the Order of the Trapezoid in the ToS.
December 08, 2017, 02:43:27 pm
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Re: Does anyone know how Dr. Michael Aquino invoked Satan/Set? How could I not find that quote when I looked?! Thank you very much.
December 08, 2017, 05:25:29 pm
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Re: Old Man Aquino: No Chill This is absolutely an acceptable, and fantastic, thing to share here
 Thank you very much!

December 08, 2017, 07:54:29 pm
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Re: Old Man Aquino: No Chill Feel free to post more if you wish, this could be a fantastic resource thread.
December 08, 2017, 08:08:15 pm
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Can a complex form contain multiple forms? Setian Platonism is a pretty good model to use when trying to explain metaphysical entities, such as Set. However, I don't think there is just ONE form of consciousness. Why? Because that would imply that the Prince of Darkness is the only metaphysical being which is conscious and intelligent, and that the rest are just mechanistic embodiments of various emotions, instincts, etc.

Based on the experiences of many magicians, including my own, we've seen that various entities have their own will, and won't simply comply to magician's whims. They do seem to have free will, consciousness and a level of intelligence. And although these entities represent various things (for example Asmodeus representing lust or judgement), they also seem to represent pieces and chunks if not wholes of other forms. Asmodeus isn't JUST a form of lust or judgement. Asmodeus can act on his own will. He is conscious.

We could then conclude that

A) A singular complex form can contain many other forms

B) There is a single form of consciousness which acts as a source to all other consciousnesses including to those of other entities, but this can lead to panpsychism (everything is conscious to a degree) which is problematic.

Thoughts?

December 10, 2017, 04:35:46 pm
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Re: Lore on Lilith (Demon Goddess/Wife of Satan) Welcome! It's nice to have you around!

Jesus, I'm having a lot of synchronicity on this topic today. Well, yesterday and today. And within the past 5 minutes.  :huh:

So this is gonna be one of the rare instances where my Thelemic beliefs take the fore-front as my understanding of her is of Babalon who can be seein in the Lust card riding a strange beast. Oddly, I've seen most of this archetype relate more to Binah and Yesod (Saturn and Moon) more than Qlipoth but there's definitely a Qlipothic are to some of them.

Lilith, Babalon, Hekate, Gullveig, possibly Freyja, Ishtar, it goes on. I quite like the 3 faced takes but Babalon I see as the true archetype. Babalon comes from The Vision and The Voice in which Crowley scryed the 30 Enochian aethyrs. What is interesting about this is that the Angels precded from Babalon as well.

In the Thelemic system, Babalon is the great and terrible mother, the whore of Babylon, and so on. She's the mother of abominations and one must offer their own head to her symbolically if they wish to cross the Abyss.

Jack Parsons and L. Ron Hubbard(who Crowley warned Parsons about) performed The Babalon Working to try to manifest her in flesh. Parsons was convinced the women who showed up shortly and he would later marry was the daughter of Babalon.

If Babalon can have an avatar/daugher (so called Scarlet Women) varies on who's talking. Crowley had a number of women he thought were his Scarlet Woman and they each inspired him in some way.

While Crowley can be sexist and his use of blbical language is no help, Babalon extremely dominant. She's unrelenting and cold and does not offer to meet in the middle. She's unwaivering. But this isn't a bad thing, it's inspiration.

I personally adhere to Kelly's view in his Draconian philosophy. That the desire for Babalon is the desire for immortality, he has some kind of philosophical argument I can't recall right now. So if one pursues her, and tries to win her love, he will achieve the immortality he seeks. The Scarlet Women may speak through a number of avatars, it doesn't nesecarrily have to be a lover. It might be a waitress resebling your personal scarlet women that says something insightful. I think he speculates she can take the image of a man for straight women and gay men as well, which is why the hermaphrodite image of Satan and Lilith you mention are interesting to me.

The Sephiroth Yesod is often associated with hermaphrodite as well since Hod (Mercury) and Netzach (Venus) create that one.


To go back to Pagan imagery, Hekate and Gullveig both have the 3 faces imagery. Gullveig thrice burned with a new form each time. Hekate's more associated with the moon. They're also related to necromancy, dead, and some qlipothic stuff. So again, we have the Saturn imagery and the Yesod imagery which are both gate ways between worlds in their own perspective (Yesod being astral in nature). The abyss needed to reach Binah/Saturn as well as Yesod(Moon) are 2 of the 3 gates to the Qlipoth.

Of course, you can't fit everything into syncretism and all these deities are DRAMATICALLY different but the archetype is usually distilled down to these similarities.

December 11, 2017, 05:02:56 am
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Re: Discussion on Thelema: RHP or LHP?
The funniest part to me is how Crowley loved to claim that "Crossing the Abyss" does indeed entail destroying the Individual completely and forever . . . yet we all know that after he crossed said Abyss, he was still very much walking around and talking with the same heroin habit, same memories, same likes and dislikes as before. Something ain't right here.

Wow, so much to talk about on that post I'm just going to cut it down to the bit that people tend to mess up the most often - even Aquino misses the point entirely, so no point in addressing that. The destruction of the ego is in a spiritual sense the idea of division from the whole. Once you are aware of you links to the divine the ego itself becomes but a speck of dry land in a stream of consciousness. That doesn't mean the goal is to "blot out" that ego, lose it, reject it, but rather to expand it to include the perception of the greater spiritual reality. Crowley really had a knack for making this all confusing as fuck, but the short of it is something like this:

ego "the you"<-> subconscious interface <-> super-consciousness ("god mind")

Notice, I purposefully drew the arrows bi-directionally. The reality of course is that there is actually no division of these aspects, but it is easier to present them by function. The "god-mind" is interwoven with the divine and all parts are connected like a giant network. Again, I don't know why Crowley just can't state this.

I find it funny how other writers presume that Crowley didn't achieve the "Abyss Crossing". Being somewhat aware of how these experiences work, once he accomplished this he knew exactly what he needed to do in this incarnation - he knew his true nature. All of his actions are simply beyond normal reasoning to others since they know not what experiences he requires in this lifetime, and he does. It matters not whether any of those actions make sense to outsiders, his spirit itself needed to experience them and he knew it. :D Obviously, much of the "why" is lost on conventional LHP thought processes but I felt I could elucidate on the matter a bit here in the vein of promoting clarity.



December 12, 2017, 11:00:09 pm
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Re: Discussion on Thelema: RHP or LHP? @Frater V.I.M.  I would agree with your school of thought, I always viewed Crowley as a trickster archetype. While I'm not a huge fan of the man(other than being a thelemite), I fucking love his sense of humor. That seems like a very Crowley thing to do.

He also seemed to take great joy in subversion. Like when he gave an explanation for why his name The Great Beast 666 roughly translates to "little sunshine" in court.

December 13, 2017, 05:13:37 am
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