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Gaming / Re: RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2
« on: February 21, 2020, 03:13:15 pm »
Liu, I strongly disagree. On PS4 games start at about 70 euro as you know. Any game with online features, whether released simultaneously with main game or later, is still considered an extension of the main game. They are not "different games" - it's still Red Dead Redemption 2 and it's still by Rockstar. If you think that the fans have to pay for a subscription (for a year it's 60 euros) to play online stuff, you realize that if they can't play the damn game, it's cheating them. Some people enjoy various online games, so the subscription doesn't apply in this case as an argument, however I know many people (including myself) that paid the 60 euro ONLY to play this game's online features. This makes the company who produces it (Rockstar) under duty to their fans to make something that a lot of people won't waste their money. I emphasize my point: a game MUST be playable upon time of release, and not filled with bugs. If enough bugs are causing a mess, like in Fallout 76, fans are not pleased, and sometimes they go to court against the company (Bethesda in that case). I do not know the legal terms, but it's like cheating a client, selling them something that does not work properly while knowing about this. (Yes, they know about it for nearly 2 years and haven't fixed the bugs, despite of the updates).

Pre-order, season passes, deluxe editions, and subscription services are running the industry. Basically, studios release unfinished partially underfunded products under unrealistic design restraints to punch dollars, which really sucks when it flops in some area. It's how we've had two years of disappointing games.

And the consumer continues to feed into the practice by failing for it year by year. They keep making basic bare bones products because they keep making money.  RDR2 is a beautiful game.  RDR2 online would have been more fun if its online was developed organically, but it wasn't. It was designed as the same micro- transaction filled cash cow as GTAVO to capture similar profit margins.

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Gaming / Re: RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2
« on: February 19, 2020, 01:47:47 am »
Yeehaw Satanas

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General LHP Discussion / Re: Is the RHP a myth?
« on: February 13, 2020, 01:58:04 pm »

Anyway, the RHP doesn't have to follow the same metaphysical / cosmological understandings to qualify as being exactly that. It's more about "culturally accepted practices" and baked-in ethics.

Generally:

1) The RHP limits itself to social acceptable practices. (Mass, Prayer, etc.) If occultism is explored it is explored only in the manner that is the most friendly to this worldview. (For example, using names of angels and the names of God to work white magick.) It would still be pretty taboo to approach the occult subjects, but if it was done in the way that is mindful to the belief system it's generally accepted. (There are plenty of schools of Christian mystics doing exactly this... etc)

2) The "psycho-spiritual view" is that there is a mind, body, and soul and that they separate things that interact. Most of these religions will hold a view that "mind and body" are inferior pieces of the puzzle as well, since they "die" with the flesh.

3) There is a cosmic boogeyman that enforces the dogma of the religion. Whether it be karma, sin, or a "threefold law" that is the impetus for triggering the ire of the sky daddy/mommy/etc.

That doesn't include a state of "oneness" for the most part as you can see especially due to the complexity of addressing that issue on point #2. In most cases, that view propagated by smaller cloistered groups of monks associated with the main religion -- not the lay people themselves. (as you've noted) So, "on the record", these concepts are generally not part of the theological understanding of these religions. (But, small sects within the overall religion will have these ideas.)

Anyway, that's about as simple as I can try to explain it. At least, in the context of what are "mandatory features" of the RHP.


While I don't consider this the end-all criteria to RHP schools, it does want for a new catagory of stupid religion: Narcassistic conformity. We can apply this to the aformentioned criteria to squeeze out some defining features;


1) This practice is conformity as a means of control. Human narcisists Isolate people around them and attempt to force their emotional states into a format that pleases the abuser. They isolate people around them and propogate in-fighting by identifying and ostracising an enemy. They usually do this by bad mouthing the person, claiming that they are troublesome, flawed, or malicious. Abrahamic religions do this on a species wide level. Some time ago they decided to push all their desires into an incorporeal form to idealize (YHWH) and his agents treat HIM as the narcasist, modling his shitty behaviors. Then they instagate in-fighting by demonizing arbitrary thoughts and actions. Here is an example.

Sex feels pretty great. Wouldn't we be powerful if the relationship between people required church approval? For the church perhaps. So they demonize pre-marrital sex. The narcisist says, "I want to help you by making sure you're ready for the implications of sex. I don't like single mothers, gays, orphans, abortions, or people loving eachother more than me, so I'll just make sure MY followers (70 percent of my country's population) think that they'll be tourtured for eternity if they do it. Also, I'll make sure that they think anyone that doesn't listen to me is a peice of shit. They'll fall in line."

2) Yeah, telling everyone that there is a chunk of them that the narcasist can send to hell is a powerful statement for the chuch. It only makes sense that other components of man are minimalized to emphasize the power of the lie. If I tell you that you're a 3fold being and that one of those aspects will be rewarded FOREVER if you listen to me, and tourtured FOREVER if you don't and you beleive me, I've got control.

3) The devel is a problem only God can solve. It is the parent that tells the child that they will never amount to anything without their help. It's a self serving docterine of dependance.

We see ALL of these behaviors in the actions of malignant Narcisists. If it is absurd to CHOOSE to have a person like this s a parent, it's WAY MORE CRAZY to make it your god.


Hail the NHP! The Narsasistic Hero's Path!

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Lounge / Re: Poetry
« on: February 11, 2020, 03:44:29 pm »
This is a re-post from my journal, I revisited it today. It was written after my Vocal practice, in the woods next to my house where I was half frozen (because Alaska is insanely cold) singing to the moon. This came and was used as an invocation. The original words were lost in that moment, but I patched this together from the themes I recall...

And somehow still he sings to me,

In storms and strife, those winter rains,

Return to me that starry spark,

Fate abound, and brightest night,

And sinking dark, and burning gloom,

An ocean still churns above!

"The night!" They call, "He culls in the night!"

Oh Father, Devine brother,

Come to me in my hour of need.

Throw wide the gates of abyssal dissention,

Splinter the minds of the dreamers,

Lulling in the milk of the sun,

Feed me from the flow of woe,

Inscribe the runes across my skull,

Line my mind with eyes for their weakness,

Then fury,

Then kill me.

That I may become more.

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Journals / Re: The Anthology of Km Anu
« on: February 11, 2020, 12:40:39 pm »
Just some notes for myself for later:

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1.7 million people

Tens of thousands of people (both soldiers and civilians) were killed in the conquest of Jerusalem. The Crusaders themselves suffered; historians estimate that only one in 20 survived to even reach the Holy Land. It is estimated that 1.7 million people died in total.
- From the Washington post on the crusades


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The Byzantine Emperor - to regain lost territory and defeat a threatening rival state.
The Pope - to strengthen the papacy in Italy and achieve ascendancy as head of the Christian church.
Merchants - to monopolise important trading centres currently under Muslim control and earn money shipping crusaders to the Middle East.
Knights - to defend Christianity (its believers and holy places), follow the principles of chivalry and gain material wealth in this life and special favour in the next one.
- motivations for the crusades, ancient. E.U (not the best sorce TBH)


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It was found that from 1990 to mid-2018, abuse reports about 382 priests were made to the Church, with 625 children, mostly under 16, sexually abused by members of the Catholic clergy.
- Wikipedia, children abused by the church


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According to a 2004 research study by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 4,392 Catholic priests and deacons in active ministry between 1950 and 2002 have been plausibly (neither withdrawn nor disproven) accused of under-age sexual abuse by 10,667 individuals. Estimating the number of priests and deacons active in the same period at 110,000, the report concluded that approximately 4% have faced these allegations. The report noted that "It is impossible to determine from our surveys what percent of all actual cases of abuse that occurred between 1950 and 2002 have been reported to the Church and are therefore in our dataset."[47] The Augustin Cardinal Bea, S.J. specializes in abuse counseling and is considered an expert on clerical abuse; he states "approximately 4% of priests during the past half century (and mostly in the 1960s and 1970s) have had a sexual experience with a minor."[48][49] According to Newsweek magazine, this figure is similar to the rate of frequency in the rest of the adult population.[50]
In 2014, the Permanent Representative of the Holy See to the UN, Silvano Maria Tomasi, appeared before the Committee against Torture and reported that during the previous ten years, 3420 cases of abuse against minors had been investigated and 884 priests had been removed from their positions and reduced to lay status.[51] Allegations of and convictions for sexual abuse by clergy have occurred in many countries. There are no accurate figures available on the number of sexual abuse cases in different regions. But, in 2002 The Boston Globe reported, "clearly the issue has been most prominent in the United States."[15] The US is the country with the highest number of reported Catholic sex abuse cases.[52]
After the United States, the country with the next highest number of reported cases is Ireland.[31] A significant number of cases have also been reported in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and countries in Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia.[53]
In response to the attention, members of the church hierarchy[who?] have argued that media coverage has been unfair, excessive, and disproportionate.[16][failed verification] According to a Pew Research Center study, in 2002 the media coverage was focused on the US, where a Boston Globe series initiated widespread coverage in the region. However, by 2010 the focus had shifted to Europe.[12][13]
In September 2011, a submission was lodged with the International Criminal Court alleging that the Pope, Cardinal Angelo Sodano (Dean of the College of Cardinals), Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone (Cardinal Secretary of State), and Cardinal William Levada (then-current Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith) had committed a crime against humanity by failing to prevent or punish perpetrators of rape and sexual violence in a "systematic and widespread" concealment which included failure to co-operate with relevant law enforcement agencies.[54] In a statement to the Associated Press, the Vatican described this as a "ludicrous publicity stunt and a misuse of international judicial processes." Lawyers and law professors emphasized that the case is likely to fall outside the court's jurisdiction.[55]
On 13 May 2017, Pope Francis acknowledged that the Vatican had a 2,000 case backlog of sex abuse cases.[56]
- wiki, sexual abuse by the church


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Witch-hunts also took place during the 17th century in the American colonies. These were particularly common in the colonies of Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Haven. The myth of the witch had a strong cultural presence in 17th century New England and, as in Europe, witchcraft was strongly associated with devil-worship.[3] About eighty people were accused of practicing witchcraft in a witch-hunt that lasted throughout New England from 1647 to 1663. Thirteen women and two men were executed.[4] The Salem witch trials followed in 1692–93, culminating in the executions of 20 people. 5 others died in jail.
It has been estimated that tens of thousands of people were executed for witchcraft in Europe and the American colonies over several hundred years. Although it is not possible to ascertain the exact number, modern scholars estimate around 40,000–50,000.[A] Common methods of execution for convicted witches were hanging, drowning and burning. Burning was often favoured, particularly in Europe, as it was considered a more painful way to die.[5] Prosecutors in the American colonies generally preferred hanging in cases of witchcraft.[5]
- wiki, people killed on witchcraft allegations


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Conspiracy accusations[edit]
In 1984 MacFarlane warned a congressional committee of scatological behavior and animals being slaughtered in bizarre rituals that children were forced to watch.[34] Shortly after, the United States Congress doubled its budget for child-protection programs. Psychiatrist Roland Summit delivered conferences in the wake of the McMartin trial and depicted the phenomenon as a conspiracy that involved anyone skeptical of the phenomenon.[35] By 1986, social worker Carol Darling argued to a grand jury that the conspiracy reached the government.[35] Her husband Brad Darling gave conference presentations about a Satanic conspiracy of great antiquity which he believed now permeated American communities.[17]
In 1985, Patricia Pulling joined forces with psychiatrist Thomas Radecki, director of the National Coalition on Television Violence, to create B.A.D.D. (Bothered About Dungeons and Dragons). Pulling and B.A.D.D. saw role-playing games generally and Dungeons & Dragons specifically as Satanic cult recruitment tools, inducing youth to suicide, murder, and Satanic ritual abuse.[36] Other alleged recruitment tools included heavy metal music, educators, child care centers, and television.[36] This information was shared at policing and public awareness seminars on crime and the occult, sometimes by active police officers.[36] None of these allegations held up in analysis or in court. In fact, analysis of youth suicide over the period in question found that RPG players actually had a much lower rate of suicide than the average.[36]
By the late 1980s, therapists or patients who believed someone had suffered from SRA could suggest solutions that included Christian psychotherapy, exorcism, and support groups whose members self-identified as "anti-Satanic warriors".[37] Federal funding was increased for research on child abuse, with large portions of the funding allocated for research on child sexual abuse. Funding was also provided for conferences supporting the idea of SRA, adding a veneer of respectability to the idea as well as offering an opportunity for prosecutors to exchange advice on how to best secure convictions—with tactics including destruction of notes, refusing to tape interviews with children, and destroying or refusing to share evidence with the defense.[38] Had proof been found, SRA would have represented the first occasion where an organized and secret criminal activity had been discovered by mental health professionals.[39] In 1987 Geraldo Rivera produced a national television special on the alleged secret cults, claiming "Estimates are that there are over one million Satanists in [the United States and they are] linked in a highly organized, secretive network."[40] Tapings of this and similar talk show episodes were subsequently used by religious fundamentalists, psychotherapists, social workers and police to promote the idea that a conspiracy of Satanic cults existed and was committing serious crimes.[41]
In the 1990s psychologist D. Corydon Hammond publicized a detailed theory of ritual abuse drawn from hypnotherapy sessions with his patients, alleging they were victims of a worldwide conspiracy of organized, secretive clandestine cells who used torture, mind control and ritual abuse to create alternate personalities that could be "activated" with code words; the victims were allegedly trained as assassins, prostitutes, drug traffickers, and child sex workers (to create child pornography). Hammond claimed his patients had revealed the conspiracy was masterminded by a Jewish doctor in Nazi Germany, but who now worked for the Central Intelligence Agency with a goal of worldwide domination by a Satanic cult. The cult was allegedly composed of respectable, powerful members of society who used the funds generated to further their agenda. Missing memories among the victims and absence of evidence was cited as evidence of the power and effectiveness of this cult in furthering its agenda. Hammond's claims gained considerable attention, due in part to his prominence in the field of hypnosis and psychotherapy.[42]
SRA accusations, wiki

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Introductions / Re: Greetings
« on: January 29, 2020, 04:52:37 am »
Welcome, we're glad to have you. Feel free to message me if you need help with anything. I'm sure the same goes for the others  :D

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Satanism / Re: How to Be a Better Animal
« on: January 22, 2020, 08:00:10 am »
MTFR is a gene related to your body's methylation.

Ah, MTHFR is what it usually seems to be called.
According to Wiki, a lot of the claims about its effect would be quackery invented to make money. And I have no clue which doctor here would do genetic tests.
But some additional idea to keep in mind, thanks!
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You can also stare at the reflection of moon or starlight in a bowl of water.
I'd have to search quite a bit to find a place not lit by street lights where I could see that reflection in there.

But well, the magick-"textbook" I'm currently using has candle meditation as next exercise, so I might give taraka in general another try.

I'm sure you could apply the same method to a candle flame. I stare at the flame, it doesn't bother me too much after a while, and my eye sight is pretty good. I wear glasses, but I doubt this practice was a major contributing factor.

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Satanism / Re: How to Be a Better Animal
« on: January 19, 2020, 07:25:08 am »
MTFR is a gene related to your body's methylation.

You can also stare at the reflection of moon or starlight in a bowl of water.

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Lounge / Re: A place to share Art
« on: January 18, 2020, 02:51:35 am »
Artwork by Setian artist Andre Harke.  "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." - Word of Set

That's ultra cool.

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Journals / Re: Resignation
« on: January 17, 2020, 08:33:31 am »
It's strange that we dont have one already tbh

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Satanism / Re: Money
« on: January 16, 2020, 05:17:21 pm »
We ran out of money, but I had saved 200 dollars in a jar around November for yuletide gifts and I guess we didnt use it. Without it we wouldnt have had groceries this week. I'm still not sure if this was a blessing but I'm  choosing to view it as such. I've yet to perform the ritual again though, I'm a little under the weather at the moment.

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Lounge / Re: Custom Image Pendants by Creepy Hollow Designs
« on: January 16, 2020, 05:14:17 pm »
Whoa, this is way cheaper than my current source, thank you so much. Does she do large re-sale orders?

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Satanism / Re: How to Be a Better Animal
« on: January 16, 2020, 05:12:17 pm »
Liu, for what it's worth - which may be very little - I think the name for what you suffer from is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any really good treatment.

Article:
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chronic-fatigue-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20360490

Could be a lot of things, really. Those symptoms also describe Hypopituitarism, ADHD, ASD, Hypothyroidism, Lupus, and Sluggish Cognative Tempo, and Depression, just to name a few.  Having my doc check my MTFR helped me a lot, if you havent tried that.

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Satanism / Re: How to Be a Better Animal
« on: January 16, 2020, 03:33:49 am »
I have hardly any experiences with excitatory trance - which methods are we talking about?
Closest I do is spontaneous shaking/swaying/rocking, but only for a few minutes at a time at most, and while it's relaxing it does not involve any physical exhaustion or mental overstimulation, so I don't think that counts.

I should have specified that the following state of catharsis is the restorative element, but you can use any method that brings you to physical exhaustion. I vibrate mantras with an uneven breath pattern, usually standing, some altar work (usually oration,) with that same breath pattern, then I sit for Trataka for at least 15 minutes. All in all it's about 30 minutes of stuff, and it gets rid of a lot of that waking heaviness. Sometimes I will do yoga before, but that's usually part of my night routine.

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Satanism / Re: How to Be a Better Animal
« on: January 15, 2020, 11:36:51 am »
With some things I find it really difficult to determine whether it's beneficial or not, though. Lots of things are a mixed bag, so the question is not whether to do it but in which amount or with which regularity. And with some you can only notice the effect in the long-term and then you don't really know what was the deciding factor.
I already write a short summary of the day (almost) every evening.

Well, that's kind of the point isn't it? All of the self discovery we do as Occultists is useless if it isn't applied. Long term effects can be identified and observed if they're being recorded properly and often. A summary of the day is awesome for remembering the day, but what about a summary of the self? Tracking its changes? Events are not us, they are us applied to the world.


Further still, goal setting is paramount to figuring out where you are and what is blocking progression. Identifying goals lets you compare the idealized future self to the current self and plot a course to change willfully.

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I'm already trying my best, trying out new approaches and made lots of beneficial changes - but, more often than seems reasonable, I still end up being low on energy and headachy and napping/sleeping instead of doing what I want to do.


I also struggle with brain fog, especially on my days off since I only take meds on work days. I understand that you know how highly individualized the coping mechanisms to overcome reduced executive function, just know that anything can be smiled through and overcome. And in my experience my practice GIVES energy, GIVES clarity. I suspect that the brain activity in excitatory trance is similar to deep rem states. And control of the Amygdala reduces anxiety, a common cause of low motivation. For me, self care is also easier afterwards, starting is the tough bit.

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