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Movies / The Borg as God/EL/OU
« on: January 04, 2021, 06:54:05 pm »

The Borg are a race absent of individuality and function as a collective, hive mind. They have only one goal. Assimilation of those outside the collective. From a Setian/Satanic standpoint this is active WM. Though not ceremonial based, in Borg lingo: "Ceremony is insignificant. You must be assimilated."
They were first introduced in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Even Jean-Luc Picard had a rather unfortunate run in with them.

Season 6 episode 2 [Survival Instinct] of Star Trek: Voyager depicts an interesting, Satanic, concept. A small ship of Borg crash land on a strange planet, far from the reaches of the collective mind of the larger Borg colony. The longer the Borg are away from the interlink, the Collective, they begin to remember* their individual self. A group of four Borg, including a main character named Seven of Nine, struggle and argue over the implications of refusing to be assimilated into the sum total. Despite Seven's demands the rest rebel to further indulge** their individuality. Consider the first of the re-Vised Satanic Statements:

1. Indulgence establishes life, as abstinence death

When the other Borg characters indulge in their uniqueness they begin to remember their lives. One even remembers her own name, this is interesting when considering the power of Ren, an aspect of the MS.

Essentially what God is, from the Borg perspective, is a uni-matrix. Resistance is futile and morality is inconsequential when attempting to assimilate those outside the collective into the uni-matrix. Those outside the collective are threats that are either destroyed or forced into assimilation. If we look to the Diabolicon we can see similar descriptions:

Know, then, that throughout the great Cosmos there exists a sublime order, whose nature was determined in eons long past by that singular consciousness of all order which is now called by name God. -Statement of Satan

This singular consciousness is similar to the Collective of the Borg. The Borg eschew any words or concepts of individuality. The Borg do not see uniqueness of Self. These are seen as "evil" to the Collective.

However, in the episode, Survival Instinct, the four Borg separated from the Collective start to see their uniqueness:

But finally my Will flamed to life, and I thought - and I perceived my Self, and I knew that I was one alone in mind and a being of essence unique. And through the power of my new mind, I reached out to others who had been formed with me, and I touched them and gave them identity. And that we might achieve this identity of substance as well as of mind, we composed for ourselves distinctive shapes. -Statement of Satan

Those outside the Collective don't see themselves as evil. However there is acceptance that, from the perspective of the uni-matrix, we are seen as a threat.

What, man, art thou? Why thy presence? Because thy own purpose determines that of the Cosmos itself, though otherwise it may have been suggested - the creation, perpetuation, and exercise of the Satanic marvel that is free and unbounded Will. Consider, were man to perish, what futility would envelop the Universe, for apart from appreciation and use it is a thing of insignificance. And I, who first taught thee identity - What should I become, estranged from man? For with no purpose the force of the mind must fail, and the blind insanity of Godly paralysis would embrace all things forever. -Statement of Satan

Of course the writers of the show never thought that they were playing with Black Magical concepts, like Self-awareness and individuality versus the Self being dissolved into a Uni-matrix. However, it is an interesting way of looking at the Soul. Not as something that comes from God, but rather is the active principle of independence within us, that which we must indulge in to Xeper.

At the end of the episode Seven desires for her fellow ex-Borg members to experience individuality, just as she has. Seven debates with the ship's medical hologram who tells her that if he removes a piece of their original Borg hardware they will be fully individual, but it will dramatically shorten their lifespan. She desires their freedom of Will***. This is the role of Satan/Set/PoD. Like an ex-member of the Borg it, like Seven, desires for those outside the Collective/the OU to be free and individual. She explains to the doctor that if he were a drone in the collective and fled even he wouldn't desire to return.

*= this could be similar to what Dr. Aquino mentions when he speaks of anamnesis.
**= Indulgence was the word uttered by Magus LaVey, during the Age of Satan.
***=Thelema, the word uttered by The Great Beast 666

Setian Philosophy / Discussions on the Mindstar
« on: January 03, 2021, 05:21:58 pm »
In both the Re-Vision Satanic Bible and the groundbreaking book Mindstar Dr. Aquino talks about the Mindstar and its many aspects. In the revised SB Aquino talks about how engaging in GBM, without a thorough understanding of the MS, can create id-monsters or create unconscious problems for the Magician.

What I would like to do is open up some discussions and techniques on understanding the different aspects of the Mindstar. Philosophical conversation of these things is encouraged by Aquino, he mentions dialetic many times in both the Revision SB and Mindstar. I was hoping to have some serious discussions to grow in my understanding of this and help others expand their understanding as well.

It's interesting to note that one way to explore the first emanation of the MS, the Khat, is to use the 19th part of the Word of Set. If you have a handy SB reVision this can be used to start the process. I am starting this today. However I was anticipating there is more that went into this than just reciting the key and the number associated with the Aethyr. If anyone has any ideas on creating a better setting for using the 19th key I am all ears. It could also be my own blindspot to need to "ceremonialize" everything. However, It's not readily explained what goes into using the key. Does one just recite the 19th part and then meditate on it? Or just recite it and if the vision comes, it comes.

Correction: I did some research and came across this.

Satanism / New Initatory Satanic Material by Micheal Kelly
« on: January 03, 2021, 04:38:56 pm »

Draconian Magician and Left Hand Path teacher Michael Kelly here presents his homage to the philosophy and practice of Satanist Anton LaVey.A devotee of LaVey's teachings for three decades, Kelly here reconsiders the core tenets of Satanism and applies them to his own initiatory curriculum based upon the Seven Heads of the primordial Dragon, first presented in his book APOPHIS.Guided by the inner driving force of the Seven Deadly Sins, Kelly describes the route to a life of personal excellence, achievement and fulfilment. Along the way he raises many complex ethical questions and turns the tables on what the reader might suppose on more than one occasion.A tome from the Devil's own Bookshelf.

This book takes Satanism to it's next level, paired with Kelly's Grimoire of the Sevenfold Serpent as well as Aquino's ReVision of the Satanic Bible.

One of the issues I had ran into with Satanism is that at a certain point all the signs point to a dead end. I started practicing Satanism seriously nearly 7 years ago. During that time I became an accomplished Paramedic, got my bachelors degree, got a house, learned a martial art, and because of the motivation of Satanism developed a powerful exercise weight lifting regime. All of these are success I attributed to both GM and LM. However, at a certain point there nothing left to do magic for. All the personal goals were accomplished and I was looking for a more transformational magical practice.

The Satanic Dragon is the text that every Satanist needs to take that Greater Magical practice to the next level beyond. If you feel at a dead end, if you need to breakthrough short term magical practice and step into a larger world of Satanic initiatory magic this is the book you need.

Setian Philosophy / Aquino's concept of GBM has me a bit confused
« on: January 03, 2021, 03:52:39 pm »
As I have have learned and grown over the years I have move more away from the "standard/typical" Satanic concepts, as well as the Temple of the Vampire, I have been studying more Setian-Satanic oriented material. I am currently on my 3rd re-read of the ReVison of TSB and he mentions something in there about GBM that seems a bit confusing.

The "Invocation to Satan" in the original Satanic Bible is an articulation to formalize the intentions of the magician and his/participants deserving of daemonic attention/augmentation as sincere Satanists. What the Invocation is not is communication with the entities. TSB-ReVised page 233 [section on Incantation]

He goes on to explain that the daemons and the PoD live in their own respective SU and CSU. "That voice speech is irrelevant insofar as if focuses vague attitudes and sentiments." 

I guess my question is does the make the standard way of ritual essentially pointless? Why speak or write an invocation or ritual, even dedicated to Set, if he exists in his own CSU and invocations are not methods of communication then how does one establish that link or connection?

Is establishing communication with the PoD even necessary for one's Xeper? If not then why even have an invocation to Set to begin with?

I apologize if this post seems a bit thrown together. This tripped me up last night when I was reading.

Introductions / Re: Greetings
« on: January 29, 2020, 02:44:33 am »
Welcome to the OSS forum. Don’t hesitate to ask question.

General LHP Discussion / Re: You will maintain the world in prefectures
« on: January 13, 2020, 04:11:56 am »
What do you think it means?

Large Black Towering structures all with a prefecture. A ruler.
A sovereign being maybe? Could this have implications in your inner world? Could this be remaining residue from a dream?

Maybe do a divination on it, to gather some clarity.

Satanism / Re: Satanism, The Nine Angles, and Xeper
« on: January 12, 2020, 05:24:07 pm »
I suppose my personal opposition to the term "worship" would be in the hypocrisy of the Left Hand Path individual claiming to be reaching towards their own godhood, while bowing a knee to another god, whether real or imaginary.

"worship" by bowing a knee in slavish submission would be worship, as defined by the RHP. Working for the "god" and then transitioning into working as the "god" would be much different. No RHP practitioner works for Jesus then rises up to work as Jesus. This would be blasphemy in their circles, save for Buddhists who seek to become buddhas.

Even if they are atheistic and materialistic, to rise up and work as the PoD, as Satan, this would make the results of one's magic much more substantial. At least, IMO.

Who knows, this may even challenges one's own materialistic and atheistic beliefs.  :mrgreen:

Journals / Re: And So It Begins...?
« on: January 12, 2020, 04:50:05 pm »
Ritual Working for 1-11-2020

Rite of the Headless One (According to Jeu)

Feelings before: Determined, Excited, Reading to put what I have been studying into practice. To apply the philosophy.

Weather that day: Raining and Windy

Moon Phase: Wanning Gibbous

Ritual Notes: The ritual went well. I am undecided whether the capitalized letters in the ritual need to vibrated (like an OM or HUM) or if they are just top be spoken like the rest of the rite itself. They are capitalized so as to separate them from the rest of the ritual itself. While the results of the ritual is a slow unfolding of the law I am anticipating that this ritual will help me to grasp some of the material that I am currently studying in Mindstar. While I can intellectually understand the concepts in the book it's the actual involvement of my soul is the process that I desire. I know logically accept that there is a conscious self awareness that is unique and is isolate from the OU. What is needed is the dialectic. The process of uncovering this in my self.

In the spirit of Plato's process of questioning in the Meno:

1. How am I able to find and recognize the first 4 aspects of the Mindstar? (Khat, Ren, Khabit, Ab)
2. Is this recognition more than just an intellectual exercise? By just reading the book and contemplating it am I able to intuit it?
3. What process is needed to initiate anamnesis? Black Magic?
4. Am I developing my SU by reacting to the "hits" coming to be from the OU?
5. How can I turn within myself and recognize away from the OU "hits"? The Non-Reactive Thinking Dr. Aquino talks about
6. Is there some "master process" I have to rush against the clock of mortality to learn? (pg. 191 MS)
7. If there is no master process then how does Black Magic contribute toward my Xeper?

Based on the method of deidentification, I leaned from the ToV, I can answer some of these by questioning myself and gathering the proper answers.

Am I my body? Well I have an "outside" knowledge of how my body works. When it's infected and I am sick or when I am at peak health and I feel great. I can feel what's known as pain and pleasure. As a paramedic I am trained to treat the body from an "objective" standpoint. We thus, are not the body, in total. Since we cannot totally be "it" and yet also "be outside it" to treat it objectively.

Am I my name? To remove my name in total from history would be to assert that I never existed. This requires more study and contemplation. However, there is a part of me that does appear to be connected to my name. It's common practice for magicians to take a different "working name" aside from the everyday name they use. By giving myself a new name Fenrys Xavier Forcas this means that I am willfully assigning to myself an identity. Like the neteru I am giving and taking away a name.

Am I my job? Well I cannot be a career that I have objectively learned how to do. At one point I knew not the first thing of Para-medicine and firefighting. I had to approach it from an objective standpoint. I had to work and study to learn it. I am also in University to change from one career to another. If I succeed in this effort does this make me any less that what I was? Any more? I may earn more money, but does this affect the me that is me?

Satanism / Re: Boyd Rice's new book
« on: January 12, 2020, 04:04:07 pm »
The book seems to radiate the same aura that many of the modern CoS books radiate. Re-hashing old essays from even older newsletters. Newsletters now defunct or dead in the water. IMO, many of the older members still holding on, after Blanche Barton sold the CoS rights to Gilmore, are trying to re-live the "golden days." Days when Satanism had some real vitality to it.

Blanche Barton has already jumped on the Amazon reviews and worked her lesser magic to prevent any critical information getting out about the current Church of Satan. While she was very cordial, she moved quick to suppress anything that would bring the credibility, of current Church of Satan, into question.

I learned a quick lesson when I was a part of the CoS. One book is all you need. No matter who writes it "The newest book" will always find a way to restate the information the 10 other books before it said. Infernalia was slightly different than Bearing the Devil's Mark and Bearing the Devil's Mark was a bit different than The Satanic Scriptures. The Satanic Scriptures was just a cobbling together of Gilmore's Black Flame essays. The only unique book out of the "cannon" was TSB.

Satanism / Re: Satanism, The Nine Angles, and Xeper
« on: January 09, 2020, 06:29:36 pm »
This is a good point. Perhaps a better way to put it would be recreating my true self through my relationship with Satan. I am Theistic after all.

And does Satan, in your view, desire worship? In my opinion if he exists, he would do so to empower me to individuality, not service. Of course as I'm sure you are seeing, "theistic satanism" is a fairly broad category with hundreds of individual definitions.

I recently finished a re-reading of Don Webb's book 7 Faces of Darkness. In this small booklet he mentions several things that could be helpful here. The first aspect I mention, in passing, is that the possible origin of Satan is Set-Hen (The Eternal Set). Since the priests of Set governed the outer regions of Egypt it not hard to believe the ancient Jews ran into them often. it's possible the nomadic Israelites that fled Egypt used this as their prototype for Satan. During the Babylonian captivity this Set-hen character could have been more "fleshed out" with the personality of Angra Mainyus.

In the text Webb talks about two aspects of Setian Hermetic Magic. Sems-neter is working for the god and PaXer-Neter is working-as-the-god. Both of these aspects are beautifully employed in Hermetic rituals of old. How can you shape things, in your worship of Satan, to not just work for him/her/it but also to to rise up and work as the Prince of Darkness? 

Imitation is the highest form of flattery. The true "worship" of the Highest and Ineffable King of Hell* would be to rise through your magic to Work as Satan in your subject universe.

*Ironically, this statement was used in LaVey's Enochian Key's in TSB. Despite the modern Church of Satan's rejection of belief in or worship of Satan. This term is found in several of the keys in the back of the book.

Journals / Re: And So It Begins...?
« on: January 09, 2020, 06:06:40 pm »
Today at around 11 am I performed the Rite of the Headless One (According to Jeu) from the 7 Face of Darkness Text by Don Webb. I visualized a serpent, around the head band I had created prior, growing to the size of the Universe as I did the ritual. This was an extremely powerful rite. I will continue to work with these spells to gather a better understand two aspects of Setian Hermetic Magic. Sems-Neter and PaXer-Neter. Working for the god and working-as-the-god.

The rite of the Headless One display's these two concepts very plainly. The opening of the ritual the Magician is calling forth those forces. As the ritual moves toward the end the Magician speaks as he is the god and brings forth forces of Justice and Balance in the world.

As a sidenote, it is quite refreshing working with rituals that put me in connections with History. Connecting with the ancient Hermetic practitioners of the past.

Journals / Re: And So It Begins...?
« on: January 07, 2020, 02:26:03 pm »
Phase One ☝️

Journals / And So It Begins...?
« on: January 07, 2020, 01:07:35 pm »
For quite awhile I have felt that my practice, in the CoS, was dead ended. The magic wasn't working like it used to and I was finding myself greatly dissatisfied with what they would call their "philosophy."  I recently pulled out my old Setian books and began to take up a more initiatory path. I read through the Newer Satanic Bible and some of the material from Frater V.I.M's Thelemic Satanism reading list. I have been hand painting my own proper Pentagram of Set and slowly restructuring my altar.

Yesterday (1-6-2020) I had completed a read through of Uncle Setnakt's Essential Guide and even created a sigil using his magical square method. As the evening wore on I picked up my copy of Mindwar and began reading. It has been a long time since a book had kept my attention so deeply. The book itself was exciting me as well as puzzling me. To me, Isolate Intelligence is not so much a fearful thought. I can recognized that I am distinct from the things around me. It is primarily because of these OU "hits" or benchmarks that I am able to make this assessment. I may not yet fully realize it, but the concept of the Isolator is something I have always deeply appreciated and hope to build on. I came to the text on four major parts of the Mindstar. Of course, I had read this before in the ReVision SB. It make sense then, it seems to make sense now. However, It's the ananmesis part that I working on.

I could feel a deep vibration in myself. I started to ask myself questions to narrow things down, to awaken a more anamnetic aspect. How does one remember the Khabit (astral body)? I could feel the vibrations in myself. Similar to the one's I felt during my Lifeforce training in the Temple of the Vampire. How do I feel about the Khabit? How does my feelings of the the Khabit ensure that I have, in a sense, remembered it's existence? Have I fully done so? Same for Ren? I can grasp the concept, however does this mean that I have remember the knowledge I already have on this? How can I be so sure that I have indeed intuited these things!

As I was laying in bed reading, Star Trek playing in the background, this desire unfolds in me. The Tarot! Could I use the tarot to get some communication going with my Greater Self? So I walk out to my bookshelf and grab the Thoth. I open the pack shuffle it up and evoke my Greater Self. It was a spontaneous honest invocation to the Prince of Darkness and the Isolate Intelligence within myself. It was a very powerful evocation and I pulled the top card off the deck, Ace of Cups. References to binah, the Holy Grail and the element of Water - element of intuition. An interesting window into the situation. I was drawn to the words Holy Grail. I have read this term many times in Dr. Aquino's work and heard it in his interviews. Those words really drew my attention.

The Dream for last night was hard to remember, patchy. It was full of occult symbolism. However, it was also fully of conflict and negative emotion. The dream itself is cloudy, hard to gather.

-End Journal for 1-6/1-7 2020

Satanism / Requiem for a Vampire
« on: December 27, 2019, 05:34:31 pm »

This is the seal of the Temple of the Vampire. An organization that I greatly respect. However, it's very curious indeed that an organization, such as this, would maintain a "gentlemen's agreement" with an organization that would humiliate it. Were it not for the high ranking CoS members at its helm!

Recently a large collection of CoS members walked away from the church, due to its recent political grandstanding. Taking up some the similar virtue signaling of the Satanic Temple. One of the members mentioned that it's very curious that the Church of Satan has taken a harsh stance against tax free status of churches. However, nothing is mentioned of the ToV. The Temple maintains a tax free status and ironically Church of Satan digital storefronts hock the Vampire medallions, rings, and plaques at their market place. Along side the myriad of overstated Baphomets.

However, this is not a post for political reasons. One member has mentioned a possible tax shelter for the church to get some financial kick backs through their gentlemen's agreement. However, this is mere speculation, no real evidence has been brought for to prove this.

My post is about the opposing viewpoints taught by these organizations. If one were to present some of the concepts taught in the ToV to the Church of Satan they would be uncerimoniously kicked from the organization. The Temple encourages an experimental attitude toward Magic, Life-force, and the Undead Gods. One is encouraged not to believe in these things outright, as this would not be a logical position to take. However, one starts from the Dayside and functions as a material skeptic. Essentially, a "creative atheist." After significant experiences are obtained one is able to compare and contrast the Nightside (PSI/Spiritual) to the Dayside (Materialism/Atheism) and come out with a new synthesis, Twilight. This very process of Thesis/Antithesis = Synthesis is not a concept that is recognized in the Church of Satan. Whether in regards to the Prince of Darkness, Powers of Darkness, the Gift of Hell or anything else that smacks of metaphysics or supranormal possibilities.

I have come into contact with ToV members who know, based on their experimentation, that Lifeforce and The Undead Gods are very real and have conveyed the Rain of Mercy on them. This results in an evolution, a sort of Xeper. Again this idea would face nothing but hostility and ridicule in the Church of Satan. The Temple sells guided meditation tracks for techniques such as practical magic, astral projection, and lucid dreaming. None of these things even being encouraged in the Church of Satan. Rather these things would face serious ridicule and rejection. So, how is it that one could maintain the degree of Priest in the ToV and the Degree of Priest in the CoS simultaneously?

The Church of Satan maintains a dogmatic stance on their materialistic foundations. This would essentially make them more RHP, than LHP. The Temple rejects the notions of LHP and RHP. However, the Temple teaches a simple dialectic approach to overcoming materialistic thought. It is called the Deidentification process.

Can you know about "X"? If you can, then it is not you. You cannot be what you do, what you wear. You are something distinct. You look out from behind the eyes and grant meaning, life, light, and color to your world. When your eyes close it is like a large curtain that falls over your inner power to grant life to the world. Thus, you are God. For it is because of you that this world exists. You are like a ghost inside a flesh vehicle. This is merely a summation of Deidentification.

What is evern more interesting is that Nemo, developed a track for Gilmorian Satanists using this same methodology.

I have this track and highly recommend it, as an Esoteric Satanist. If anyone is interested, I'd be happy to share it. So, what's the point? The point is why would a supremely materialistic organization encourage the use of a dialectic process designed to undercut the authoritarian materialism that is the foundation of the church?! Why set the stage for doublethink? The end result of deidentification is to lose the chain of materialistic RHP thought. To open one up to greater influences. Be they Satan, Set, or the Undead Gods. The Principle of Isolate Intelligence is just that. What we call it is secondary.

At the start of this crude rant I posted an image of the ToV. The Winged Skull of UR. In a Bloodlines article the symbol is explored in its majesty. The author of this article explains that in reality it is the winged solar disk. Known to Thelemites as Hadit.

According to Temple teachings, this is the Winged Skull of UR looking downward. Away from the individual. In the above image one is looking at the top of the Skull of UR. As he casts his gaze upward, the facial portion is revealed. Again, this connection with Egyptian Mysteries would be a pretty big "no-no" in the CoS.

The ultimate question for this Black Magician is...Why? Why then align with an authoritarian materialistic group like the Church of Satan? A group that would never encourage its member to develop a synthetic view on Satan, based on Greater Black Magic experiences. They would never cherish members who have used a logical approach to determine the Satan was a very real being. Or approach Greater Magic from an experimental standpoint to arrive at a conclusion that Magic was very real. Despite what Anton LaVey said about magic.

Why maintain doublethink?

Satanism / Re: What is really removed from /r/Satanism?
« on: December 27, 2019, 04:47:40 pm »
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.

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