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Setianism / Words
« on: Today at 01:52:26 am »
The Pentagrammic Words:

1. Runa - Seek the Mysteries, and the Will (Thelema) emerges.
2. Indulgence - Exploring the various facets of this Gemstone of Self.
3. Xeper - To Become or Emerge into a new state of being.
4. Remanifistation - Crystallization of moments of Xeper, through the "annealing" of the psyche.
5. Entelichia - A future-minded word: the completion of one's known potential. Thus not an end, but a new beginning that builds upon everything that has been accomplished before.

Ultimately, these words are important to me in terms of recreating the Subjective or Objective universes where possible. I didn't include Ma'at in the equation, because Her word permeates all others and is the centerpiece of the Pentagram towards maintaining Balance, as it rests on a single point.

Edit: This is of course just a thought experiment, work-in-progress, etc.

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« on: November 10, 2018, 04:00:48 pm »

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    Mercur├Žn Luciferianism / Initiation and Recognition
    « on: November 10, 2018, 07:57:59 am »
    A bit of an open-ended question, but I'm curious how these concepts relate to the Herald of the Dawn.

    Announcements / Forum Decorum
    « on: October 27, 2018, 12:58:18 am »
    There is nothing wrong with debate on this forum, but I'd like for us to avoid personal insults. I have made some mistakes myself in the past and apologize for those.

    I don't want to have too many rules here, but might suggest the following:

    1. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, but please be respectful of others.
    2. Agree to disagree when things come to an impasse.
    3. Take personal battles to the private messaging system.
    4. Everyone has bad days, think twice before posting if that is the case.
    5. This isn't a courtroom.

    Unlike most forum owners, I watch this place like a hawk so I don't see the need for a bunch of warnings, temporary bans, or other dumb stuff.

    I'll step in if I perceive a problem and anyone is always free to PM either myself or another administrator with their concerns. If things get too out of hand I'll just hit the delete button, but that is a last resort.

    Let's maintain the level of class we've enjoyed so far, thank you.

    Artemism / Admin Note
    « on: October 13, 2018, 10:40:44 pm »
    This board was created so @Olive may share her unique paradigm and approach to the Left-Hand Path in greater detail, looking forward to seeing it evolve.

    (I'll remove this post once an introduction is ready.)

    Reading / Review: Spiritual Satanist Prayer Book
    « on: September 02, 2018, 07:29:04 am »
    The Spiritual Satanist Prayer Book - Infernal Reflections is a collection of commentary and "prayers", which I might classify more as invocations or meditations.

    Plenty of antinomianism here, in terms of turning Christian prayers/creeds on their heads for favor of Satanic versions. Each has an accompanying commentary and there are many related images throughout the book.

    There is an introduction to Satanic prayer, which is described as active rather than passive: "Prayer is not an excuse for inaction." (page 9). The overall theme appears to be that the forces of Darkness can be accessed at will, which I think is the idea behind having a small-format book you can take along with you.

    Aesthetics are nice, and the writing style is plain English and to the point. Well done @VenusSatanas .

    Announcements / Post-Based Titles
    « on: August 13, 2018, 12:20:03 pm »
    I want to change these titles because I think they are dumb:

    Newbie (less than 50 posts)
    Jr. Member (50-100)
    Full Member (100-250)
    Sr. Member (250-500)
    Hero Member (500+)

    Open to ideas.

    Setianism / The Gift of Set
    « on: April 17, 2018, 09:55:55 am »
    Genuine belief comes from direct experience, not faith. In the past I may have done some things in the wrong order, trying to fit various experiences I've had into Setian philosophy. No harm done, there is a learning curve to anything in life.

    But the fact that I can make intelligent choices brings me to the belief that I'm much more than a mere biological robot. Descartes used the words "We cannot doubt of our existence while we doubt" and "I think, therefore I am". How self-awareness is even possible is a mystery to me.

    Some have argued it is the product of natural selection, which I think is a valid concept in terms of corporeal machinery, but nothing more. "Show me the proof that gods exist" they say, to which I'd respond: "In the interest of quid pro quo, show me the proof that they don't first".

    The question of theism hardly matters though, as I have more important things to concern myself with: There are many hidden secrets to uncover, Gordian knots to unravel, and unchartered dark waters to explore. While others choose to remain on the lower decks of existence, we have risen above the mundane by our own accord to become the captains of our own ships - and that is the Gift of Set.

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

    Setianism / Instantiation
    « on: January 09, 2018, 02:11:47 pm »
    I've been thinking about the concept of instantiation lately, which is to represent an abstraction by a concrete instance. The final result is a complex copy of the abstraction with all the blanks filled in.

    Without Xeper and Remanifestation, the individual would remain a template. But once the blanks begin to get filled in, a totally unique being emerges, able to create their own abstractions and concrete representations of the same. Even in this life we are pseudo-gods with the ability - however limited - to create and destroy.

    Isolate self-aware intelligence demands exercising those powers. Avoiding the homework won't do, as a great big eraser named Stasis is ready and willing to wipe out all that has been gained.

    I think instantiation might be a useful concept to consider. It's a state of being that becomes before all others - the beginning of an eternal journey.

    Music / Dark Classical Music
    « on: January 05, 2018, 06:43:07 pm »

    Valentina with orchestra;

    Setianism / Entelecheia
    « on: December 29, 2017, 03:26:26 pm »
    Maslow's hierarchy of needs theory is explained in his book Motivation and Personality (starting p. 35), and goes something like this, although he was clear to state that there can be exceptions to the ordering (p. 51).

    1. Physiological Needs
    2. Safety Needs
    3. Belonging/Love
    4. Esteem
    5. Self-Actualization

    One essay I read suggests a "Hierarchy of Aeonic Principles" which builds upon Maslow's pyramid in this manner:

    1. Thelema - finding True Will
    2. Indulgence - indulging in that True Will leads to Xeper
    3. Xeper - a new particular state of being
    4. Remanifest - refinement of that state

    Once a new state of being is achieved, the process can then be repeated in a new context. Like any tool, whether or not these models are useful is a matter of personal choice, which brings me to this term:

    Aristotle's Entelecheia represents realization or completion of something to its final conclusion. It could be seen as the potential within brought to perfection in action when included in the phrase: "Xeper and Remanifest toward Entelecheia".

    So the question is, is the word a useful addition to Xeper/Remanifest? I think it is, because it keeps the concept of self-perfection alive, despite the elusive nature of what the word represents. What do you think?

    Lounge / MOVED: What are you reading?
    « on: December 22, 2017, 04:52:20 pm »

    Lounge / MOVED: Older Games
    « on: December 22, 2017, 04:44:27 pm »

    Lounge / MOVED: Last Movie You Watched
    « on: December 22, 2017, 04:43:57 pm »

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