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General LHP Discussion / Re: How do you define morality?
« on: Today at 08:51:38 am »
Human beings are essentially amoral and selfish to the core. If we weren't, why would we need to agree on any social contracts or create laws intended to keep the peace? Our attempts to do so have partially worked, but often only create even more division.

Therefore I think you are correct in saying that morality is subjective, and I'll add that judgement calls are based on circumstances. As I've said many times before, usually one can live-and-let-live, but sometimes it's appropriate to live-and-let-die.

General LHP Discussion / Re: Power magical circle
« on: May 13, 2019, 12:04:38 pm »
Snippets from an online version of The Pyramid Texts, if it helps:

Seth and Nephtys, hurry! Announce to the gods of the South and their spirits: He comes indeed, this Unas, an Imperishable Spirit!

Thoth, hurry! Announce to the gods of the West and their spirits: He comes indeed, this Unas, an Imperishable Spirit, decked like Anubis on the neck, who rules over the Western Mountain, that he may reckon hearts and that he may have power over breasts [hearts]!

Horus, hurry! Announce to the gods of the East and their spirits: He comes indeed, this Unas, an Imperishable Spirit!

Osiris and Isis, hurry! Announce to the gods of the North [Nile Delta I think] and their spirits: He comes indeed, this Unas, an Imperishable Spirit, like the honored (star) over the Nile, so that the spirits in the waters honor him. [I think the star Sirius is the one mentioned here, as it was associated with Isis.]

Reading / Re: What are you reading?
« on: May 10, 2019, 10:08:55 am »
I've thought about making my own books from digital files for personal use, and it's inspiring to see someone actually pull it off. I can see how the blank pages provide plenty of room for notes.

Lounge / Re: satanist friends irl
« on: April 26, 2019, 01:54:58 pm »
...people are pretty fickle these days and it seems like they try out religions like others switch their underwear.


@idgo sorry I conflated things. I've never used the service but your idea of using Kickstarter seems like a good one when it comes to material symbols of the O.S., I'll look in to that and perhaps similar approaches.

Quote from: idgo
FWIW, if an appropriately anonymous means of contribution were set up, I would happily chip in for hosting costs.

Thank you but there is no need for contributions toward the website at this time. I also recognize that participants in our project pay their own way in terms of data-plans, ISP's, computers/phones, and time.

@Xepera maSet , I was trained in artistic jewelry-making by one of the best, and given the detailed nature of the current insignia it turned out well, although I intend to re-paint my own with flat-black enamel.

A while back I had the idea of releasing high-resolution versions of some of the artwork we've made (for banners or whatever), and perhaps providing stereo-lithography files for 3D printing medallions, etc. Not yet sure about a proper license or if there is really even a need for one.

We've never asked for any money, and when it comes to finances I've footed the bill for this entire website myself.

Setianism / Re: 8 souls
« on: April 22, 2019, 12:38:11 pm »
I suppose for me the Mind's Eye (or Third Eye) is an "all-seeing" aspect of being that doesn't have to go over every detail when simple mental constructs suffice. We basically create our own internal "languages" through imagery and words we find to be accurate enough in their definition.

Thank you for participating in our project. We don't always all agree on everything, but I like this thought from Thomas Commerford Martin about Nikola Tesla which reflects what we do in the Order of the Serpent:

There is intellectual profit in studying the push and play of a vigorous and original mind.

They haven't read their own wretched book.
Let's plunk $3 into the collection plate then spend $666 on the main drag on the Sabbath day. Give me a break.

Lounge / Re: A place to share Art
« on: April 15, 2019, 11:14:09 pm »
Quote from: Xepera maSet
Supposed to be books on shelves built into the altar.

I got that impression from the drawing. My own main altar is a bookshelf I made several years ago. My corner of this room is a "sacred" one. Two altars, a black-light mounted to the ceiling, plenty of aesthetics, and all of my favorite books.

Lounge / Re: A place to share Art
« on: April 15, 2019, 08:52:58 pm »
I installed an upgrade to the auto-embed code to include imgur but it isn't working, not sure why yet. I edited @Xepera maSet 's post to show the image for now.

Edit: it does embed imgur without the tags now, but you still have to post a direct link to the actual jpg or png image, not the main imgur page.

Satanism / Re: Can one worship Satan and other pantheons?
« on: April 15, 2019, 01:48:11 am »
Quote from: Etu Malku
The word 'Supplication' means the action of asking or begging for something earnestly or humbly", it deserves attention from the definition in that this is a key difference between Theistic and non-Theistic Satanism. Non-Theistic Satanism/Luciferianism has no supplication involved, does not believe in deities other than archetypal structures, or symbols.

Dr. Flowers once described the Prince of Darkness as the "prime-initiator of isolate self-aware intelligence". But forget about theism, what about auto-theism? One definition from the Oxford dictionary:

Belief in oneself as God, or a god; self-deification or self-worship.

Conventional religions teach that one day I will meet my maker. Who is the maker? As it stands, the only maker I am subject to is myself. I've made the joke before that if I prayed or groveled before Set, he would probably send a tornado my way in return.

One friend has used the phrase "Set is both within and without". My interpretation of that is sort of like the difference between mathematical Pi written as a subjectively perfect representation versus it only existing in the objective realm as an approximation. The most accurate approximations of Pi probably exist in the large memories of supercomputers of our own design rather than within nature itself.

I do consider myself to be a theist, but my apprehension of Set is pretty abstract. I invoke "the Set within", as I've already been deigned with the means to explore the essence of Selfhood on my own.

Setianism / Re: Problems with TOS.
« on: April 15, 2019, 12:29:26 am »
We are not required to endorse other organizations, but in the interest of quid pro quo the more respect and courtesy we offer, the more we stand to gain in return.

Some institutions require money to operate, I don't think the ones in question are unethical in that regard. (Both are actually set up as non-profit corporations, one just chooses to pay taxes and avoid the by-laws requirement).

Operating our online group has costed myself a bit of money and plenty of time. But everyone involved in our project has to pay for personal computers and Internet connections, and take extra time out of their day to write posts. I've gotten a nice return on my own investment, hopefully that is the case for our partners.

Let's please focus on our business here and not be concerned about the internal affairs of other organizations.

General LHP Discussion / Re: Animal sacrifice
« on: April 12, 2019, 12:21:13 am »
I would not purposely kill a life form in a ritual setting, be it animal or plant. To me, such a practice would be anti-ethical (if not distracting).

I am not a "vegan" per se but largely so. I do not eat much meat anymore, only once or twice a week (mostly fish). I keep B12 vitamins on hand, the "Mr. Fusion" of the human body figures out the rest. I lost 100 pounds by watching my diet better, more natural food versus fast-food or restaruants.

When it comes to "death throes", no. I've done plenty of fishing in my earlier years, and kept them in water until I got home. Then I chopped the heads off as quickly as I could. Food is one thing, but torture has no place in my Satanic Magic.

Lounge / Re: Get to know you questions - philosophy edition
« on: April 11, 2019, 09:47:02 am »
I was going to address this but @Xepera maSet and @Inlustratus beat me to it.

There are always going to be neo-nazis, rascists, bigots, and criminals who have to slap big "Satan" decals on their foreheads to justify bad behavior.

@Liu, the announcement board is for administrators only, but feel free to start a topic in General LHP or the Lounge if you'd like to discuss the matter further. Thank you.

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