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Setian Esotericism Setian Esotericism – Q & A by Setamontet

What is a Setian?

The Setian is a Black Magician who strives and works towards becoming attuned to his/her own Higher Self, who strives and works to become his/her complete and absolute manifestation in the Universe.  The Setian is a spiritual Alchemist who through the Black Work, the process of Self-directed Self-evolution, develops spiritual strength and fortitude, and is transformed from mortal into the essence of divinity.  The primordial source for this refined consciousness is that which is known as the Prince of Darkness whom we Setians identify as the ancient Egyptian god Set.

Why Set?

Set was the ancient Egyptian Neter or god of winds, storms, chaos, war, disruption of the cosmic stasis, and the god of Darkness and of the Sky by Night.  Set was originally honored and worshipped as a powerful Neter whose kingdom was the majesty of the night sky, which he ruled from his Seat behind the Constellation of the Seven Stars or Ursa Major.  Set is one of the most ancient and noble semblances of That which is also called Satan or the Devil, Prometheus, Beelzebub, Mephistopheles, etc.  Its names and faces are many.

Set’s Name ultimately means the Isolator or Separator, to Set Apart, which also makes him a perfect Lord of the Left-Hand Path.  As Set separated him Self from the laws of the Order of the Cosmos, so too have we who walk this path consciously rejected and have separated and liberated ourselves from socially established norms, the conventional, the traditional ebb and flow of society, popular culture and conventional religion and morality.

What is Xeper?

Xeper is an ancient Egyptian verb/noun (pronounced Khefr) written as a stylized scarab beetle, which in English roughly translates as “To Become” or “ To Evolve” or, “I Have Come Into Being”.  We all have within ourselves our own individual hidden truths of higher being.  The path and quest of Xeper is to uncover and to ultimately become the very embodiment and most complete and supreme manifestation of these truths.

“Xeper is the experience of an individual psyche becoming aware of its own existence and deciding to expand and evolve that existence through its own actions.”  It is a dynamic spiritual transformation in one’s life in which the horizons of the potentiality of one’s own being expands.  It is the establishment of a new higher mode or state of existence.  Xeper, like in Alchemy, is the transformation of the soul or psyche from a lower state or base element into that of a higher state or divine element. 

Xeper happens.  For instance, Xeper happened to me on that day when I first truly heard that piece of music which would inspire me to devote the next eight + years of my life learning music theory and piano technique.  Xeper happened to me on that night when I first invoked the Name of Set in a Working of Greater Black Magic and Came Into Being as a Setian.  In those moments of dynamic spiritual transformation, major paradigms in my life were shifted and I was changed forever.  Xeper is that which transformed humans from what we were millions of years ago to that which we are today, and which will continue to transform us into other forms.  Hence, it occurs on both a macrocosmic (racial) and a microcosmic (individual) level.  Xeper continues to occur through the Remanifestation of these transformations of being.

What is Remanifestation?

Remanifestation is another essential aspect of Setian philosophy and the path of Xeper.  It is what we do after Xeper happens, after a higher state of existence has become established.  It is through the continual exercise and application of the knowledge, powers, and abilities which we have attained thus far, to our continuing work, which enables us to uncover even deeper mysteries, develop stronger more refined abilities, and to establish new higher states of existence.  Without Remanifestation, Xeper would only be a single event happening.  Xeper and Remanifestation, in essence, is the food for the soul; we Come Into Being and continually feed and nurture that Being through the exercise of the re-energized Black Flame.  This is the process of self-directed self-evolution.

What is the significance of Darkness?

Darkness is more than just the absence of light, it observably envelopes the entire Universe.  It symbolizes the Mysteries, the unknown, the secret knowledge, that which is hidden, also the infinite potential of the self-aware Being, and that which is not-yet-manifest or Is-to-Be in the realms of Black Magic.  And as Don Webb once described the Path of Darkness: “In this darkling universe there are no lights save for those you create through your hard work, your spiritual rebellion, your seeking after the mysteries of your own choosing.  When that light dawns, it will by its very nature not only give you moments of clarity about things in your life closest to you, it will likewise show you new horizons – horizons for you and you alone to explore.”

What is the Black Flame?

The term “Black Flame” appeared in modern times in Michael Aquino’s document “The Diabolicon”, where Lucifer came down from Heaven and infused within all mankind the essence of his mind.  When doing this, the radiance of Lucifer’s mind radiated out across the Earth in the form of brilliant rays of black light.

The Black Flame is the Essence of Set within us, it is that which initiates and inspires the Will to Come Into Being, it is the energizing force of the Will to Magic, Self-Consciousness, and higher intellect; it is the very essence of being within all self-aware entities.  All understanding of science and mathematics, independent thought, abstract, and creative thought such as inventiveness, philosophy, metaphysics, religion; all music and works of art; all expressions of the creative mind and will are spawns or manifestations of the Black Flame.  It is that which gives us a higher sense of Self just like other animals have a more heightened sense of sight, smell, and sound.  This is the nature of the Black Flame whose essence has become infused within our very biological structure, our DNA.

What is Black Magic?

Black Magic is the Willful confounding and alteration of the universal laws of the Cosmos.  It is the Art of altering or changing the subjective universe in order to produce a proportionate change in the objective universe in accordance with the Will.  Setian Magic is divided into lesser and greater degrees of manifestation, Lesser Black Magic (LBM) and Greater Black Magic (GBM).  Lesser Black Magic is the manipulation or influencing of events, situations, people, in the everyday world by the Magician in order to produce a desired outcome.

There is a three-fold dynamic in the practice of Greater Black Magic:

1. Origination – all Magic originates and begins in the mind.  Abstract and subjective thought.

2. Manifestation – the refinement of the subjective Will through Ritual Magic employed by the Magician so that his/her Will is known to the Universe.

3. Crystallization – the realization of the subjective Will into a definite form, woven into the warp and weave of the objective universe.  Subjective thoughts and ideas become objective reality.

Xeper and Remanifest.
Magister Ordo

March 23, 2017, 03:43:13 pm
Thanks for the acceptance. Thanks for accepting my forum membership.  Looking forward to interesting reading and discussion.
March 23, 2017, 04:01:46 pm
Re: Thanks for the acceptance. Btw crossfire, I am also known as Adramelek on the rf forum.
March 23, 2017, 04:38:19 pm
Outline of a Black Magic Rite I.  Decompression

II.  Ring the bell 9x

III.  Light the Black Flame/Open the Gate

IV.  Invocation of Set:

In the Name of Set, the supreme manifestation of the Prince of Darkness, I summon the Black Flame into my midst that I may Work my Will upon the warp and weave of the world.  O Majesty of Set, hear me, look upon me, and enshrine within me the essence of the Highest of Life.  Open wide the Gates of the Abyss and come forth from thy celestial solitude to greet me as a Brother and kindred Spirit.

Enshroud me with the Powers of Darkness; let Them become One with me as I am become One with the Eternal Set, whose Throne is within the darkness behind the Constellation of the Seven Stars.  As I send forth my most exalted and sublime Self arm it with the Shining Pentagram of Set, and with the sceptre called Giver of Winds that it may slay the cosmic stasis, dismay all challenges, and cast down all that is moved to appear against it.

Let then, my eyes become the Eyes of Set, my strength become the Strength of Set, my will become the Will of Set!  From the primordial depths I am risen up and am become transformed like the mighty Khepera, with the Wings of the Falcon I soar the Infinite.  I dwell in the Fane of the Eternal Flame of Ba.  Space and time bend to my Will, and I am Lord of Life, Death, and Life beyond Death.  Hear then this Doom that I pronounce, and beware the Ka which now Comes Into Being through that ancient Art which is mine to command!

V.  Summoning of the Four Elements:

From the South I call to Sekhmet, beautiful Lady of Flame, supreme goddess of creation and desolation, thou wanderer of the wastelands, Lady of the Waters of Life, and Destroyer by Fire.  Come forth and enshrine within me your divine essence.

From the East I call to Lucifer, the Morning Star and Bearer of the Dark Light, thou Spirit of the Air who rideth the whirlwinds of the Abyss.  Come forth and enshrine within me your divine essence.

From the North I call to Setamontet, dreaded Lord of the Realm of Darkness, thou Overpowering One, deathless in majesty and strength.  Come forth from the hidden place, behind the Constellation of the Seven Stars, and enshrine within me your divine essence.

From the West I call to Leviathan, the Eternal Serpent of the Abyss, the surging sea, and Dragon of perpetual Remanifestation.  Thou who art the Absolute and the living principle of continuity and ageless existence.  Come forth from the depths of infinite darkness and enshrine within me your divine essence.

VI.  Graal Invocation:

By the Symbol of my Creation I have sworn to be an eternal disciple of the Dark Lord Set, whose holy Name I have taken as a part of my Self.  I have pledged to for ever walk the Path of the Left Hand in search of the knowledge, truth, and undefiled wisdom of the Prince of Darkness.  Open the portals of the Abyss that the Black Light may illuminate the Way and guide me in my Quest for the Infernal Graal.

Hail, Set!

Faithfulness beyond Death!
[Drink from the Graal]

VII.  The Working

VIII.  Reading of the "First Part of the Word of Set" - Enochian and English:

Ol sonf vorsg, goho Iad balt lansh calz vonpho Sobra zol ror I ta Nazpsad Graa ta Malprg Ds holq Qaa nothoa zimz od commah ta nobloh zein Soba thil gnonp prge aldi Ds urbs oboleh grsam.  Casarm ohorela caba pir Ds zonrensg cab erm Iadnah Pilah farzm od znrza adna gono Iadpil Ds hom toh Soba Ipam lu Ipamis Ds loholo vep zomd Poamal od bogpa aai ta piap piamol od vooan ZACARe ca od ZAMRAN odo cicle qaa zorge, lap zirdo noco MAD Hoath Iaida.

I am within and beyond you, the Highest of Life, in majesty greater than the forces of the Universe; whose eyes are the Face of the Sun and the Dark Fire of Set; who fashioned your intelligence as his own and reached forth to exalt you; who entrusted to you dignity of consciousness; who opened your eyes that you might know beauty; who brought you the key to knowledge of all lesser things; and who enshrined in you the Will to Come Into Being.  Lift your voices, then, and recognize the Highest of Life who thus proclaims your triumph; whose being is beyond natural life and death; who came as a flame to your world and enlightened your desire for perfection and truth.  Arise thus in your glory, behold the genius of your creation, and be prideful of being, for I am the same - I who am the Highest of Life.

IX.  Extinguish the Black Flame

So It Is Done!

Magister Ordo

March 23, 2017, 06:16:36 pm
Re: Thanks for the acceptance.
As with crossfire, so with I.

Welcome to you also Nylfmedli14, I like the Ouroboros/Enneagram avatar.

March 25, 2017, 03:54:20 pm
Re: Thanks for the acceptance.

And if you don't mind me asking crossfire, what is the essence or meaning that you ascribe to your avatar. I am reminded of the karmic cycle and the Eight-Fold Path when I look at it.
It's a form of the Star of Inanna that I specifically chose because I also happen to be Buddhist.

March 30, 2017, 05:25:53 pm
Homage to Set
Homage to Set and the Summoning of the Nine Neteru

O my Father, Set-Hen, I have glimpsed the Emerald Eye of Leviathan and have seen the great mysteries unseen by those without.  I have journeyed through the chasms of the Abyss and have performed deeds in thy holy Name.  I praise thee O mighty and everlasting god and I thank thee for the Gift of the Black Flame.

O Majesty of Set, I invoke thee to give me the Ankh of creative inspiration as I seek to create works of glory to you and to me.  Hear me Father, Lord of Darkness; for thy strength and power I yearn; my spirit hungers for thee, my heart thirsts for thy knowledge and undefiled wisdom.  Look upon me, O thou Highest of Life, Akh of the Seven Stars, and enshrine within me the essence of thy holy Sekhem.

By the glance of the Emerald Eye, I beheld my soul ascending and the god in my heart was Khepera and I saw infinite space. 
The god in my heart was Maat and I saw Beauty. 
The god in my heart was Anubis and I saw realms beyond time and spiritual black dimensions. 
The god in my heart was Nyarlathotep and I saw the place to erect my temple. 
The god in my heart was Shub-Niggurath and I saw how to create a world. 
The god in my heart was Osiris and I saw how to sink within and gather strength. 
The god in my heart was Set and I saw how to preserve the force of mind. 
The god in my heart was Isis and I saw how to re-shape in accordance with all my secrets. 
The god in my heart was Nepthys and I learned how to create time.

I look down upon the whole of the Earth and her secrets open to me.  Every spell and scourge is obedient to me!  I have equipped myself like Setamontet, Great-In-Magic, who passes now through the whole of the world.  Nothing shall prevail that works against me, nothing ceases that I put in motion.  I am become One with the Powers of Darkness!  I have cleaved the night and I am Reborn!  I Have Come Into Being like Set who mightily broke forth!



March 31, 2017, 04:32:51 pm
Order of the Serpent updated introductory statement The Order of the Serpent (O.S.) is an esoteric school of the Western Left Hand Path.  It is comprised of unique individuals and philosopher-Magicians, dedicated to the study and practice of Self-Directed Self-Evolution (also known as Xeper, Black Magic, or other terms).  The Order is dedicated to the accumulation and preservation of the knowledge and undefiled wisdom of the Prince of Darkness. The focus of the O.S. is the Individual Self, both as in one’s personal development and the concept or Form of the Individual Self. The O.S. founders believe that we all have individual hidden truths within ourselves, and our goal is to uncover, and ultimately become the perfect manifestation of these truths.

The O.S. is rooted in extreme individualism, and its members are capable of working with a concept and forming their own thoughts, ideas, and understanding of them. Discussion and rational debate are both welcome and encouraged. Those involved are able to form their own belief systems, tables of correspondences, tools of initiation, and able to forge their own unique path. Unlike most other metaphysical ideologies which seek to dissolve the self, subjugate it to questionable beings, or even deny its existence by reducing it to pure matter, the O.S. seeks to increase its own freedom of Mind and Will, and that of others. It recognizes the Self, the one thing each being can truly know to exist, as the center of reasoning, as well as the center of society. Rather than seeing humans as deterministic slaves, fallen beings in need of saving, or creatures meant to serve the State, the Order believes that Self-Actualization at the individual level is the key to human advancement. In a world where humans are little more than statistics, the Order of the Serpent recognizes that all change, as well as all knowledge, begins with the individual Self.

Unlike a symbolic occult organization, some sort of statement, or simply a self-help group, the O.S. is an esoteric organization, founded upon the metaphysical position that there is something beyond the simple world of matter and psychology. Whether the creator God of the West, the mindless Nature of materialism, or flowing Way of the East, the Order of the Serpent recognizes these as one in the same, an order imposed upon chaos that underlies, creates, and drives the entire cosmos. The difference with the Esoteric Western Left Hand Path, the O.S. included, is that we do not accept that this order is complete, wholly deterministic, or even necessarily “good.” It is what leads to cancer and depression, starvation and war, whether it allows this to happen, determines it, or is un-intelligent and cannot do otherwise. Yet in the individual we have free will, the ability to go against this Natural Order or malevolent God. This ability has been demonized, described as an illusion, or even completely ignored specifically because it can go against Nature/God, which is why “self-directed self-evolution” has been associated with “black magic” for so long in Western society.

More specifically, the Order of the Serpent is founded in its own metaphysical view of Neo-Platonism. The founders accept the objective existence of the Realm of Forms, which is separated into Simple Forms (which cannot partake in themselves, such as “Pointedness”), and Complex Forms (which partake in themselves, such as “Consciousness” or “Knowledge”). The Complex Forms, being abstract, necessary, non-spacial, and non-temporal, yet also conscious, self-aware, and knowledgeable, are themselves indistinguishable from traditional polytheistic gods. Indeed, “gods” are more simply seen as a perversion of Complex Forms, a misunderstanding. While there is no central “god-head” within the Order, there is a certain henotheistic focus on Forms of Consciousness, Inspiration, Art, Intoxication, Self-Awareness, Knowledge, and so forth.

The name for the Order of the Serpent comes from the Northern Circumpolar Stars, specifically the massive constellation Draco, which never sets below the horizon. To the earliest human religions, these were seen as being free from the cycles of the moon, sun, planets, and even constellations and stars. Separate from the ebb and flow of Nature/”God”, those associated with the Imperishable Stars were free to permanently exist, to forge their own path free from those cycles. It was only later on that world religion began to dissolve into its current Solar form. The Order of the Serpent hopes to remanifest this ancient, Pre-Solar metaphysics in the modern day - within the 21st century.

The insignia of the Order is a pentagram, representing that point of inner-consciousness where the individual Self exists. The pentagram is within a circle representing the physical shell of the Self, but the points of the pentagram do not touch this circle, symbolizing the continued separation between Self and Body. The separation of the metaphysical (pentagram) from the physical (circle) exists because the elements of both are independent and distinct from one another. Stemming from this pentagram are five symbols, from Norse, Sumerian, Egyptian, Chinese, and an ouroboros as a stylized O. It is meant to represent the diversity of interests within the O.S. We are not simply a Setian, Thelemic, Asatru, Hermetic, Luciferian/Satanic, or any single approach, but a place for such individuals to help each other grow, and help share useful information.

The Order of the Serpent provides such resources currently as the Library of the Ancient Serpent, the O.S. forums, and the Order newsletter "The Imperishable Star". The forum is meant to provide a Left Hand Path online community focused on rational, esoteric discussion. The Imperishable Star provides essays written by members in order to share esoteric knowledge with the outside world. Both are open and free to all. The O.S. does not have any initiatory hierarchy, all members are equal, from the founders to someone on day one. There are no membership fees, but we simply ask members to provide and discuss esoteric information, such as for publication in the newsletter. We do not believe in hoarding occult knowledge behind closed doors and paywalls, and try to keep the occult community updated on our progress. The application process is simply an email discussion with the founders, and an essay on pretty much any relevant topic of the applicant’s choosing.

We hope that you benefit from these resources, and encourage both followers of the Left Hand Path, and respectfully interested individuals, to join the forum absolutely free of charge and without membership. Those interested in aiding with our goal advancing and sharing esoteric knowledge, in and for the modern age, please feel free to send an enquiry email to, or start a thread on the forum, or private message Xepera maSet, Setamontet, and Onyx on the forum.

April 14, 2017, 08:41:18 pm
Heidegger and the concept of "Being". So, I've started reading Heidegger and his conclusions sound quite similar to that proposed by Jung. Heidegger basically states that "Being" consists of various entities that manifest within the self. He also talks about the concept of "Dasein" in that "Dasein" is the inherent entity (or self) trying to better understand it's own "being". He also talks about the importance of authenticity in that the concept of "phenomenon" is the entity within the self showing it's true character through authenticity. When a part of the self (or "Being") is being covered up it manifests itself through various "symptoms" which can come in the form of sickness or in-authenticity. I may be misreading his work but in my humble opinion this sounds like a very Luciferian way of looking at the world in the sense that through introspection and investigation of "Being" one can reach a state of true authenticity which results in greater happiness and self empowerment.
April 22, 2017, 04:02:45 am
Re: Push Back from the OU Just a thought, but perhaps trying to distinguish yourself discrete from the objective universe might sometimes disconnect your spiritual self from your physical/mental needs as a human. Your mind/soul is, at least while you are alive, confined to your brain, which needs the rest of the body. So it makes sense that your mind and body would fight to stay connected to that which is preserving it and not take well to anything that creates in an incongruity with normal perception.

As humans we are inter-dependent on our environment for survival, so we should keep that in mind even as we explore the path of self deification.

April 28, 2017, 11:42:20 am