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Setianism / Re: MINDSTAR!
« on: March 07, 2018, 11:05:32 am »
MindStar touches upon many subjects. Though some of the descriptions are rather brief, it's a nice overview of Aquino's metaphysical views, and introduces a variety of topics one can pursue further on their own.

The typical crude concept of the "soul" is something of greater complexity and mystery than most are willing to explore. It's much easier to dumb down the principle of self-awareness or simply ignore it altogether. But Aquino is aggressive and comprehensive in his approach: "the devil is in the detail", as they say.

General LHP Discussion / Re: Discussion on Thelema: RHP or LHP?
« on: March 02, 2018, 10:53:09 am »
...but I want to say while Book of the Law does have some stuff that's incredibly hard to make a subjective rather than objective interpretation of, I'd argue that it also functions as a sort of magical rorshach test in which the reader forms their own opinions on it thus emphasizing individualism.

This is an interesting analogy.

I think the key here is focused intent. It should be possible to curse their annoying actions in an effort to prevent them from being directed at you, without actually causing any real harm to the perpetrator. But I wouldn't view that in terms of helping anyone but yourself.

Other Religions / Re: Thursatru
« on: February 23, 2018, 11:00:06 pm »

General LHP Discussion / Re: Downsides of a solitary path
« on: February 18, 2018, 02:28:41 pm »
I was discussing the concept of Focus with someone the other day. In my case, I have many interests and tend to drag myself in too many directions. So I'm going to try to change that habit, because mastering a particular thing requires dedication.

It's good to have mentors who are supportive but honest. This can work within the context of a degree system, but I think such a thing would be hard to design and manage properly. Mentors and friends can help recognize both progress and potential in lieu of such a program.

Balance is very important and I'm glad you mentioned it. (It's an important symbol of the Pentagram to me, resting on a single point.) Not an easy task, but something I try to keep in mind.

Music / Re: Music thread
« on: February 14, 2018, 05:34:43 pm »

Setianism / Re: Towards Setian Idealism
« on: February 08, 2018, 05:19:19 pm »
Not sure if this really fits into the discusson, but it has occurred to me that perhaps this principle/god of isolate self-aware intelligence remains elusive because the principle itself requires it.

If people aren't given the latitude to come to unique understandings of their own being, Set, or any other deity, all is lost. There can be no true Selfhood without choice.

Journals / Re: pi_ramesses - A Setian Journal
« on: February 04, 2018, 02:55:22 pm »
I see the reference to it in Black Magic, p. 24-25.

It's an interesting esoteric name. "House of Ramesses".. perhaps the "House" is indeed represented by mathematical Pi, the circle that enshrines the Phi of the Black Flame? I see some "pentagrammic" symbolism in this, perhaps. And there is an emoji for that: 8)

Reading / Ghost Rides
« on: February 04, 2018, 02:21:44 pm »
Michael Aquino released a new book for those interested:

Setianism / Re: The Book of Coming Forth by Night
« on: January 31, 2018, 09:58:07 am »

I think it's a personal thing, more explanation in the attached image.

Science / Re: Saturn as the original Sun...
« on: January 30, 2018, 04:20:57 pm »
I've been meaning to try to wrap my brain around the Electric Universe theory, as I remain unconvinced about the Big Bang, which seems rather "creationist" in nature to me. I'll try make a post on that subject soon, thanks for bringing it up.

Setianism / Re: Towards Setian Idealism
« on: January 30, 2018, 03:38:36 pm »
This is great, point 4b is particularly interesting.

Science / Re: Saturn as the original Sun...
« on: January 30, 2018, 03:13:58 pm »
This is interesting, but I'm not sure about the idea that Jupiter tore Saturn apart, as Saturn is almost twice the distance from the Sun as Jupiter. The Sun has 1000 times more mass than Jupiter, but does it tear the Earth apart, or even Mercury for that matter?

I don't think it's logical that a few thousand years ago people saw Saturn being "torn apart". How could they see the resulting debris without a pretty advanced telescope? It's too far away.

The distances between planets is vast: if I put a quarter in the middle of a football field to represent the Sun, and a penny at the goal post to represent the Earth, we might have a rough concept of the expansiveness of the Solar System. Light itself takes around 8 minutes to reach the Earth so anytime we look at the Sun, we are looking into the recent past.

I think the distinction our ancestors made between stars and planets may have been the fact that planets appear to wander against the backdrop of outer space instead of moving in unison with it.

I can see the association of Set with Jupiter, since it is a very turbulent planet, but how would they have known that at the time? Where does that association originate from?

Other Religions / Re: Maat Magick?
« on: January 28, 2018, 01:37:07 pm »
I haven't yet explore all of the ins and outs of Setianism yet but the Aeon of Maat is meant to take place within the Aeon of Horus.

Setians often consider the Aeon of Set to be the one currently in effect, however the individual is free to accept/reject this concept as they may. I have heard a theory that the Aeon of Ma'at is one which permeates all others, but I think for the most part Ma'at is treated as a symbol for what she represents.

Some define the Aeon of Set as one of destruction, and indeed mankind has proven its ability to channel intelligence and creativity into destructive devices such as thermonuclear bombs, cruise missiles, warplanes, etc. But as a single individual, I don't believe I can do much about that, so the application of truth/justice/balance as it applies to Xeper on a personal level makes more sense to me.

If I understand the concept of Ma'at Magic, it represents a subtle but deliberate attempt to raise spiritual evolution out of a sense of obligation to humanity as a whole? Is that correct?

I saw this statement quoted from Nema's book:

Once you comprehend your True Will and begin to work on it, you’ll draw people to you without conscious effort. Some will have interest in action congruent with your own, others will diverge, and still others may oppose you. In all cases, you’re obliged to help each one’s spiritual evolution, according to individual need. This does not mean that you should do other people’s work, or even imply that you could. The most you need to do is teach by example, suggest reading material, and raise as many questions as you answer.

Since personal Becoming is the pursuit of the Setian, I don't think the idea interests me unless I see some value in it to that end. I can't Xeper for anyone else, basically.

Edited to correct the blanket-statement that all Setians accept the concept of Aeons, especially in a literal sense.

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