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"I Have Come Into Being" Today I said to myself the sentence in my subject line. Unremarkable, I suppose, except for the effect it had on my mind.  Very centering, calming, and energizing. I look forward to saying this sentence each morning when I awake from slumber. It occurs to me that the whole purpose of slumber may be to experience awakening from it, day after day, until finally, one fine morning, we suddenly remind ourselves that we have come into being.

August 26, 2019, 05:33:28 pm
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Re: Pentagonal Revisionism, anyone?
Gilmore talks sex robots and artificial environments in this older interview. I think it sounds a bit insane personally, ymmv:

That was a good video. Thanks for posting it.

Capsule summaries of what Gilmore said about the Five Points:

1. "No guaranteed equality of outcome."

Seems like a repudiation of Marx's dictum from 1875, "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs."

A society such as Marx envisioned doesn't exist anywhere on Earth and doesn't seem likely to emerge, so here again, this is not something that keeps me up at night.

I'll note, however, that some of the earliest members of the CoS were Marxists. In the 1960s the Marxists were very definitely seen as the Adversary.


2. "Satan represents law and order, not misguided leniency."

So it really isn't about the separation of church and state at all. I had thought Lex Talionis was merely an example of what they were getting at. Apparently it's the whole point. If I lived in an urban locale where I had to fear getting mugged, I guess I'd care more about this.

I suppose it fits the Old Testament archetype of Satan the Accuser. But even more so, it fits the Old Testament archetype of Jehovah.


3. "Satan represents bot abuse, not child, animal, or spouse abuse."

I actually kind of like that. Incidentally, Japan is leading the way here.


4. "Taxing churches will force them to stand on their own two feet."

I think it's true that some Christian congregations would fold if they suddenly had to pay taxes. This would force the congregants to travel to more distant locations for Sunday services. I don't get any pleasure out of that prospect. I simply don't care what these people do. Except to the extent that they try to meddle with the rest of us. And most of them don't. They sit there daydreaming through the Sunday service and then they go home and stuff themselves with spaghetti and meatballs.


5. "Disney World times a hundred!"

So the CoS wants more theme parks. OK. I personally don't, but whatever floats their boat.










 

August 29, 2019, 05:16:46 pm
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Re: Good Satanist books? Screw it I'll fourth Apophis.

Liber Isfet is intense, I actually personally decided to set it aside for now.

The work in Seven Faces of Darkness is CRAZY complex and involves a lot of work to fully do.

If you want to go classic, if get The Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor book and do that olllllddddd school stuff!

September 11, 2019, 10:55:45 pm
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Re: Good Satanist books?
Screw it I'll fourth Apotheosis.

Not speaking for the others, but I was intending to thumbs up "Apophis" by Michael Kelly. I haven't personally read Apotheosis, but it's on my Kindle Unlimited now, thanks in small part to the confusion.

X

Stupid auto correct. Know my occult terms!

September 12, 2019, 06:09:08 pm
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Re: On Kabbalah Alright bye JoS guy.
September 17, 2019, 11:29:13 pm
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Re: Real practical BM Try:

The Dragon Book of Essex by Andrew Chumbley, especially "The Formula: of the Stellar Transvocation" starting on page 145.

Seven Faces of Darkness by Webb (if you haven't)

Liber Isfet by Lucas N.

Visions of the Nightside by ToAF

Book of Mephisto by Asenath Mason

The Satanic Rituals by LaVey and Aquino

Apophis the huge compilation one by Michael Kelley

Bible of the Adversary by Ford if you can handle the editing

October 01, 2019, 11:27:57 pm
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Re: Real practical BM
Joining any initiatory order is entirely up to the desires and needs of the individual.

There are a number of sources from Setian authors on more practical BM. Two popular books that were birthed from internal Order practices brought to the open are Apophis and Infernal Geometry. Both require work and interpretation on part of the individual. There are others, but I would also say there is value in digging on your own.

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Thanks a lot, infernal geometry is amazing.

October 06, 2019, 12:23:08 pm
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Re: Real practical BM I seccond on Chappell and Kelly, I gained a lot of perspective from both of those books.
October 07, 2019, 04:57:29 am
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Re: "The Satanic Bible" by Michael Aquino He says this about The Book of Coming Forth By Night in Black Magic:

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There is nothing to gain by debating such contentions. As is discussed later in Black Magic, any GBM working is necessarily a supra-rational experience, not a logical, scientific, or artistic exercise. It will be most meaningful to its celebrant, and it may or may not be significant or even intelligible to others.

And:

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For me it is now, as then, a simple, beautiful, and purposeful statement from the sentient being whom mankind has loved, hated, worshipped, cursed, praised, and reviled throughout all ages and cultures of history as the Prince of Darkness.

Which could be why he chose to leave it out of the book. I personally find this working to be beautifully written and inspiring, as a statement of dominion by both Set and Dr. Aquino over this matter:

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I, Set, am come again to my friends among mankind - Let my great nobles be brought to me.

December 26, 2019, 02:55:33 am
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Re: What is really removed from /r/Satanism?
I don't know what happened, but welcome back @Cabshear.

I'll get with you Onyx. The forum isn't a place to air dirty laundry. It seems that there is a political infection happening all over. It's almost a very interesting phenomena. Christian Churches, Satanism, Catholicism, Buddhism, and even modern materialistic atheism has their teeth chattering about this new desire to bring socialism/communism into the US at ramming speed.

I will however, post about how the CoS and ToV teachings are two dynamically opposed viewpoints. It is certainly a mystery to me how dogmatic materialists like Gilmorian Satanists could be okay with what's being taught in the ToV. There must be some blatant doublethink going on.

December 27, 2019, 04:47:40 pm
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