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Amazing write-up! I'm gonnna have to read it when I'm more awake can process it.

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Setian Philosophy / Re: Set as YHWH?
« on: February 08, 2019, 03:09:43 pm »
I'm not an expert enough in Left-Hand Path interpretation of the scriptures and lore as I find it a bit redundant in my own personal work, but would be a bit interested in any syncretism.

Tunnels of Set are and aren't a Grant think. Crowley was the first to publish the sigils and seals that Grant attributed to the Qlipoth/Tunnels of Set. But gave little to no information publicly on them. Through syncretism, I can understand why Grant labelled it the Tunnels of Set and I'll explain that in a minute. Mathers was the first in Hermetic view to appropiate Qlipoth ideas for Occultism. Traditional Judeo-Christian views on it seem to very depending on which branch. In other words, good luck trying to get a historically accurate view. It was probably one of the many books destroyed if it ever existed at all.

Okay, I'm still not giving my interpretation, or at least keeping it to a minimum as possible but I am going to attempt to explain what I understand of the use of Set in Grant's formula. His end-goal seems to be Ma'at, a Goddess of Balance. He has said that Set is the hidden twin of Horus. Qlipothic is pretty fucking terrible stuff but if you get past it, you can access transplutonic communications(hence post-kabbalah/post-kether(?)/whatever the fuck, it's all words) not limited to but including Ma'at, balance. He literally had some kind of formula to show the Ma'at=Balance=Twilight Sleep, Horus=Day=Awake, Set=Night=Sleep. He thought accessing dreaming in that sort of state accessed this untapped creativity beyond a lot that was really empowering. So why would he name the qlipoth the tunnels of set? Because it's Set that is the one who fights back Apep. A common view in some Setian authors I respect, especially Kelly and his Draconian path. But also, my personal views about Set/Horus and all the other shadow archetypes. It's the tunnels of Set because its' meant only for your Set conciousness to access, ie the core Self that becomes.

But that's just my two cents, and I have limited practical experience with the qlipoth.

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Setian Philosophy / Re: Set as YHWH?
« on: February 06, 2019, 11:44:07 pm »
If you're gonna place Set in a Judeo-Christian or Kabbalistic perspective, it is wise to remember the qlipoth is called the Tunnels of Set. How you interpret that is up to you, as that leads to pretty convoluted and personal symbolism that I would wish to not interfere with.

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Journals / Re: Journal of Nemo 93- (Formerly King Mob)
« on: January 28, 2019, 07:57:32 pm »
Just ordered The Practice of Vajrakilaya and am going to look into tantric buddhism as both a spiritual paradigm shift and a educational pursuit.

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General LHP Discussion / Re: Actual magical spells and such
« on: January 28, 2019, 07:49:17 pm »
As the boards token Chaos Magician, I'm obviously going to say yes and no.

The survival of sanity in my paradigm is that belief effects reality and not vice versa. However, to test that I've dabbled in Thelema, Enochian, Hinduism, Acosmic Gnosticism, Paganism, and a bunch of homebrew shit.

I believe into magic in that I have been able to conjure visual manifestations (blue light that's common when third eye is open) and intense physical synchronicity. I once crafted a servitor to bring me money and got a 20 dollar bill on the door step outside my room the next day.

All pretty much seems like real magic to me but then I'd ask you to define real magic and fake magic and what the difference is in praxis? And if you're not sure, then just try it out and see for yourself.

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@Xepera maSet  That makes a lot of sense, I need to read the book.

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General LHP Discussion / Re: Another book price rant
« on: January 21, 2019, 05:36:48 pm »
That's out of print and limited edition. Any book that's out of print or original edition will be most likely to be ridiculously expensive. Not sure if that is original or second edition but Ixaxaar just had a reprint. There "normal" editions are anywhere from 45 to 65 euros for the most part, which is still expensive but they put out so few things a year now that it makes sense. I don't see how else 2-4 books a year without constant circulation could be profitable and it creates a constant quality control as opposed to fallofman and scarlet imprint, and ixaxaar's early books.

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General LHP Discussion / Re: sex magic with partners
« on: January 20, 2019, 12:59:16 am »
Seems that list covers almost all of the basics of uses of Sex Magic, @Kapalika.


In addition, magical child, sometimes known as moon child. I'm reading Kenneth Grant now and he talks about creating a moon child with astral entities that are more stellar and foreign in nature, which a lot of focus on the kalas to do so.


I've also seen him mention to use it for dream control, and even solo sex magic, could work for dream control but it gets more intense with a partner, obviously.


And antionomianism seems to be  a common reason in a lot, lot of practices of sex magic. I'm sure you're familiar with that in a hindu sense so I won't bore you repeating stuff I know less about than you. I do know it was mentioned somewhere I can't recall that Crowley would chose partners that often repulsed him in someway so that he would get closer to accepting the universe as is . Not sure if true, but at least a logical guess.

Fun note on to join with the elemental, I've never seen that mentioned until I read an Enochian Sex Magic book.

Also, Lon Milo DuQuette has come up with a way to use sex magic with the Goetia. How safe that is, I don't know, but in that case it seems to serve to increases gnosis.

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Journals / Re: Journal of Nemo 93- (Formerly King Mob)
« on: January 19, 2019, 08:15:30 pm »
@Frater Sisyphus  I love that there's synchronicities between our paths from completely different angles. I've had a fascination in alchemical art lately too, I can't wait for your book! Also, I saw you post about islam and while it's not my main paradigm or belief, I plan on working with my djinn sorcery grimoire soon.

It's only been 9 days since I posted but a bit has changed. I still have interest in Thelema but I'm more interested in the Typhonian currents in research.  I have plans to write my own Necronomicon taking influence from Grant, Simon, modern pop culture, and more.

Tai Chi and Qi Gong remains my praxis for Taoism. I have also started I-Ching readings. I am less concerned in reading about it and more concerned about applying it's principles to my life. I may work with the mythology in the near future.

I'm using the beginning of this year to build strong foundations via chaos magic paradigm by charging ceremonial weapons by way of Psybermagic but with my own kabbalistic significances added.



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Satanism / Re: Re-Review of The Satanic Bible 50th Anniversary ReVision
« on: January 19, 2019, 02:55:13 am »
It's probably my favorite Satanic, in the modern sense, text. I really want to read Mindwar next.

My only problems with Aquino are not solved in this. One is his philosophical arguments based in traditional philosophy are unconvincing and seem very biased. The other being he's often wrong about certain Academic areas like history and other things.

But his over-all philosophy and paradigm is very inspiring and useful and I'm glad I own this version of the Satanic Bible, it has a lot of amazing stuff in there.

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Reading / Re: What are you reading?
« on: January 19, 2019, 02:46:45 am »
I actually never ended up reading the books I said I was. I read some daoist texts instead.

Currently working my way through Outside the Circles of Time, Outergateways, and Beyond the Mauve zone with plans to read Hekate's whatever it was called and the finale book of the Typhonian trilogies afterward.

I'm switching between the books but I feel I've read enough Kenneth Grant now to make sense of all the ideas. If something comes up I haven't read in the other books yet, I still get the general idea and some of it is redundant yet enlightening.

Really really love his analysis of Thelema and the Current Aeon and possible meanings thereof.

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General LHP Discussion / Re: Any good works on the Slavic Tradition?
« on: January 15, 2019, 06:38:24 pm »
Great Perfection Doctrine is pretty cool.

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Journals / Re: Journal of Nemo 93- (Formerly King Mob)
« on: January 10, 2019, 07:58:46 am »
Y'all may have noticed I've taken a long break. I've had a few medical problems over the past year that's ultimately kept me from a lot of real progress anywhere, unfortunately. I'm taking steps to correct them.


My main focus is Taoism right now, although Thelema is still very important to me, perhaps even moreso than before. But I'm almost strictly focused on what appears in Book of the Law and my personal interpretation of it. Chaos magic is still my ritual paradigm. I've signed up for an 11 week Tai Chi Chen class.

Along with the tao, I've adopted William Burrough's Do Easy to regain motivation.

Nuit/Hadit concept proves very useful for ritual magic in the way that I understand the concepts now.

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Other Religions / Re: The Tao
« on: January 10, 2019, 07:14:12 am »
@Frater Sisyphus  It's good to see you! I was actually wondering what you've been up to. I'll comment in your diary thread.

Er, when I compared doaism to buddhism, I meant the focus on non-action as well as how they converged throughout history in their, er, religious aspects? It feels really weird saying that because Dao, and I'm curious how that evolved. I'm actually about to dive deeper into it, even though that kind of defeats the purpose. I'm starting Tai Chi Chen classes on Friday! I'm really curious of how the mythology evolved from an anthropological perspective.

But I agree with you that it can fit a wide variety of contexts. I see it much like The Force from Star Wars, especially The Last Jedi.  It's in perfect harmony and the light and dark are both natural and balance, but it will certainly aid anyone who learns it's ways. Star Wars was both largely based off of Buddhism and Taoism I believe, at least the prequels so that makes sense.


Buddhism is definitely more strict but I see a lot of Buddhism as contrary to Buddha's teachings. I think both philosophies describe a lot of the same concepts in similar but different language but they're still somewhat opposite. A great example is Journey to the West. I was actually just reading an article about that mentioned mistranslation causing a problems. For example, abstinence from intoxicant in Buddhism is missing a lot of cultural context and many mind-altering substances were not considering intoxicants such as marijuana. It was more a spiritual and literal view, as alcohol is considered an intoxicant. I also read that there's a buddhist sect that considers alcohol one of the few recreational drugs that's not intoxicant, so it's always great to be aware of how cultural norms can corrupt original intent. But yeah, I can see buddha closer to the confucian-esque control religion than the life affirmative tao religion.

I'm still incredibly curious how and why they share cosmology. I also wonder if hinduism is compatible with taoism in any meaningful way, I read on an old topic in on another forum that their high level energy work deal with opposing energies. I feel like Crowley was way more influenced by taoism than buddhism now that I study it a bit more.

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Other Religions / Re: The Tao
« on: January 09, 2019, 08:12:22 am »
Synchronicity, I just recently paradigm shifted to taoism as one of a few main studies. I really used to prefer Zuang Zi quotes to Lao Tzu but now I find Tao Te Jing to be far superior.

I think taoism, like buddhism, can be one of those things anyone can pull nice life lessons from to help be more productive or at peace but can only really be understood by practicing it. Taoism is certainly more suitable for left-hand path people than buddhism as it's a middle path religion and I personally find it's philosophy the best for accomplishing something in theory.


 

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