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Lounge / Re: What are you doing right now?
« on: April 03, 2020, 04:31:29 am »
I'm watching Hellier, which seems to be part of a mass initiation  :o I've had a lot of synchros myself linked to aspects of the show weirdly enough but only heard about it this week....

General LHP Discussion / Re: baphomet pronounciation
« on: March 15, 2020, 01:24:10 am »
Well, what is the correct pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton?  How many people actually pronounce Thoth as Tōt?  Is it more important to pronounce something so it conveys understanding or is "correct" pronunciation that conveys confusion to those who might be overhearing more effective?

This is a very valid point I completely agree with

Journals / Re: Nat's Journal
« on: March 12, 2020, 04:37:16 am »
Where I'm at now
Working through Lesson 3 of Modern Magick, my main coursebook, currently. I have a strong fascination with the Golden Dawn system, although I'm not hugely fond of its heavy Christian imagery. Thelema I definitely think is far more where I belong, as far as religion goes. Setianism...maybe I'll throw that on later. Right now, my top concern is pounding through a ton of literature and practice. Also, finding stable work.

My endgoal is thus: pull aside the veil over the universe and observe the cogs in motion directly. I want to learn it all and see it for myself. I want to look in the very face of God. Magical power, on top of this, is also quite desirable but I more seek to see what's behind it all for myself.

Hopefully I'll keep this updated.
-Sor. S.I.D.

According to your endgoal, Thelema is definitely closer.
I was fascinated in Setianism for a while though (due to an ex-admin here). Generally I find Setianism to be basically Theistic Satanism with Satan stripped out, with a focus of Western philosophy as coaxing seeing that Setianism does strongly disagree with many of it's influences.
Nonetheless, it is an interesting subject.

Love Is The Law, Love Under Will.

All the best in your path  8)

General LHP Discussion / Re: baphomet pronounciation
« on: March 12, 2020, 04:32:43 am »
Most common (and only that I've heard) pronunciation is Baff-Oh-Met.

However Baff-Oh-may is a pronunciation I've thought myself because etymologically it seems more correct for medieval english.

Thelema / Re: Introduction to Thelema
« on: March 03, 2020, 02:47:34 am »
IMO, this would be my FAQ for Thelema  :mrgreen:

In our Holy Books are given sundry means of making this
discovery, and each must make it for himself, attaining absolute
conviction by direct experience, not merely reasoning and
calculating what is probably. And to each will come the knowledge of his finite will, whereby one is a poet, one prophet, one
worker in steel, another in jade. But also to each the knowledge
of his infinite Will, his destiny to perform the Great Work, the
realization of his True Self. Of this Will let me therefore speak
clearly unto all, since it pertaineth unto all.
Understand now that in yourselves is a certain discontent.
Analyse well its nature: at the end is in every case one conclusion.
The ill springs from the belief in two things, the Self and the Not-Self, and the conflict between them. This also is a restriction of
the Will. He who is sick is in confliuct with his own body: he
who is poor is at odds with society: and so for the rest.
Ultimately, therefore, the problem is how to destroy this
perception of duality, to attain to the apprehension of unity.

Music / Re: Dark Classical Music
« on: March 03, 2020, 02:28:51 am »
In case you've never heard Scelsi  8)

Also I'd invite y'all to an old thread of mine (which could do with an update tbh):

Music / Re: Jazz
« on: March 03, 2020, 02:26:25 am »
Steve Coleman's M-base concepts.

Steve Coleman is one of my favorites. I discovered him a few years ago and his live album "Resistance is Futile" still hasn't left my car stereo. One of the best groups around IMHO.

I listen to jazz, support jazz, play jazz guitar and teach jazz guitar and theory . . .

Now I learnt something. Unfortunately the track won't play though?

Music / Re: Heilung
« on: March 03, 2020, 02:23:52 am »
Just wanted to share one of my favorite bands from 2019 :)

Great group, I had a little obsession with them for a short time, definitely one of those shows to also see if they play anywhere near you  ;)

Journals / Re: Fr. Sisyphus' Archives
« on: March 03, 2020, 02:18:10 am »
Now I've gone to Shaivism/Saivism. My kind of trajectory seems to be around this area: Thelema/Shia Islam/Vajrayana Buddhism and Shaivite Hinduism.

Of course, as I've expressed interest before, I'm interested in a lot of stuff and the LHP in particular has a certain strong resonance with the way I see both general life, as well as magical practice.

Thelema / Re: Introduction to Thelema
« on: February 14, 2020, 02:47:07 am »
Glad to finally see a subforum  8) 8)

Lounge / Re: I had a stupid argument with someone
« on: February 14, 2020, 02:46:06 am »
Yeah it is a stupid argument.

Invoking is inward, and Evoking is outward or external. The "what" at the subject of both are completely different things.

Journals / Re: Fr. Sisyphus' Archives
« on: January 26, 2020, 09:17:13 am »
Still going good, I'm really interested in Freemasonry at the moment - both mainstream rites and clandestine rites.
Aspects of Rosicrucianism have also interested me since back in my prior term as a Thelemite.

At the present I'm just an amalgamation of stuff, I don't really know what I'll settle as, I just find myself drawn towards so many different paths at once.
I've still got a lot of Shia Islam in my heart (and still utterly in love with the Qur'an), still got a lot of Thelema and ceremonial magic in my veins, still got entheogenic ambitions, still riding on the coat of the lord of darkness, still deeply interested in paganism and archetypal aspects, still have Nihilistic tendencies, still have Discordian outbursts, still reading and learning from the Buddhist canons and Hindu scriptures.

Y'know, it's kinda difficult. I still don't know if I even suit this place but I wish there where more eccentric weirdos out there to connect with.

Just updating, I guess.

Other Religions / Re: Eris as a PoD
« on: December 25, 2019, 10:42:26 pm »
@idgo this is really really interesting.

I should also add that when it comes to the Principia Discordia itself and it's social context, the role of 'conspiracy theories' in it's initial context is one more parallel to the concept of synchromysticism. This kind of stuff you'll find in RaW's work itself.
Then you've got RaW and Leary's theory of reality tunnels etc.
All of it plays off each other in ironic and sometimes profound, ways.

Afterall Discordianism itself is about the whole idea of perception of reality itself (obviously within a meta-occult context), so then the role of 'conspiracy theories' within it's own context relates to the way we ourselves as automatons both relate to and project onto the outside world.

Furthermore there is obvious, indirect connections there with various ideas in Chaos Magick relating to belief as a tool, but in the context spoken of above it is about the way our own perceptions of reality inform the outcomes of reality.

It gets way deeper though.
The Illuminati meme in particular is one of the most powerful examples of this because no matter how much it is ruthlessly parodied, ridiculed and disproven, it will always keep amassing big audiences, even unsuspecting people that otherwise don't identify with conspiracy theories.
Kinda like what is found elsewhere particularly within the Evangelical/Baptist crowd, it is an example of a self-validating meme; aka one that cannot be disproven or parodied because it's absurdity and it's nature is one that subverts all proof into validation of the theory etc.

It's all one massive rabbit hole, people don't realize how messed up it is either.

Aside from that, it also demonstrates on a wide scale how people in general don't know shit about symbols and the meaning of symbols. Completely oblivious. This allows bad misinterpretations to thrive and of course.

Satanism / Re: The Revised 9 Satanic Statements are way better!
« on: December 25, 2019, 10:29:21 pm »
1. Indulgence establishes life, as abstinence death.

2. Indulgence in the present realizes the future.

3. Indulgence is quickened by truth, stricken by falsehood.

4. Indulgence is nourished by love, generosity, and benevolence: but only when so appreciated and recompensed.

5. Indulgence in the excitement of creation finds its balance in the annihilation of destruction.

6. Indulgence is the Fountain of Life, but forbidden to those who seek only to consume life.

7. Indulgence within Nature through a form of that Nature is a gift of the Natural and the NonNatural, that you may Become both.

8. Indulgence for its own pleasure is a sacrament.

9. Indulgence is ever beset by the death-worshipful who would kill whatever they fear: Beware!

I fully agree, this list is inspirational and more well-organized, it conveys sense to the essence of the word. It also hints towards an attainment and some kind of transformative power rather than just aimless meandering (such as what the CoS, LaVeyan version implies).

Satanism / Re: "The Satanic Bible" by Michael Aquino
« on: December 25, 2019, 10:22:41 pm »
I'm not interested in Satanism myself but as someone with a level of respect and intrigue in Aquino, this sounds very fascinating. I've heard Aquino speak before about how drastically different the original COS was, which has apparently gone (otherwise) not documented as well as it should've been (and in regards to it's spread globally).

I second, that it'd be cool to get your thoughts on what the book is like when you get it!

And on that, at the moment I'm really in the mood to read it again.

My interactions with Christians over the last year has started to really bring out this side of me. As a Thelemite in my phase prior to my absence, I was more on the mystical side of Thelema rather than taking much of a care towards certain tendencies against the mainstream of Christianity (whether Catholic or Protestant), at the present time I am starting to really see "it" when it comes to Satan, whether as a symbol or not.

Anyway, Aquino's work is always fascinating. When it comes to LaVey, I like some aspects of his "philosophy" but of course I find both Atheism and Itheism completely unrelatable and not even sympathizable; at best I am indifferent to such views.

When it comes to Aquino's approach to the subject matter, there is something fulfilling about it, although I'm not sure that either he or Lavey are truly radicals moreso that they helped to steer the ship with a certain philosophical, religious and countercultural train of thought that is always in necessity to have it's place of triumph over the stupidity of gullible fools.

Now, really, time for me to really dig into it  8)

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