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General LHP Discussion / explaining your system to new people
« on: July 26, 2020, 11:11:40 am »
This actually came about as a joke I posted on facebook, after drawing something.

Jokes aside, I always felt it is easier for someone who can identify with a well known system adopted by many to kind of, for those with contextual knowledge, to get a ballpark of where you are coming from at least. If you are in a conversation that gets on the topic of occultism, magic or spirituality however where they don't have that context, or your system is individually crafted in some significant way, how do you go about those kinds of first conversations?

I personally try to start with basics, or cover where mine fall on the specific subject that came up (afterlife, morals, god, ect). I do make a habit (or did before covid19) to talk with people out and about or at magic shops or other places about spirituality whenever someone brought up the topic, so this might not apply to the more introverted of us, but I'm still curious in those times how you go about it.

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Any new spiritual person I meet: Oh cool what kind of Satanist are you?

Me:

[full size displays better here: https://kapalika.com/wp-content/uploads/S-satan1-scaled.jpg ]

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General LHP Discussion / over reliance on magic
« on: June 29, 2020, 01:40:43 pm »
So 8 days ago I carved a pentagram with the word "Satan" around the points into my forearm. It's healed to the point that I can barely see any lines anymore, but I energetically feel the aftershocks of it still. I did it really drunk and wasn't totally sure what I was gonna do I just felt devotional, but I vaguely charged it towards better financial success.

Yet something about it just, well it's been a long time since I did good blood magic and I had a nightmare where a sigil was cut into my neck, and it spread to my left shoulder and eventually down my left arm and my flesh peeled off and I had dry crusty open wounds and it was like the blood magic and the use of my flesh as a tool so to speak was out of control and the magic was consuming me and my path since it was inching down towards the Left Hand. I am scared of over-relying on magic and yet, I sense I am untapping at something I know can help me (not necessarily blood magic but using potent magic in general).

How do you balance use of magic with over-reliance? Is there anything that would ever take it too far for you and be unhealthy?

EDIT: if you wanna see, blood of course: https://kapalika.com/wp-content/uploads/20200621_0308091-768x1024.jpg

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Lounge / my lover drew me <3
« on: June 06, 2020, 08:18:43 am »
With my fav shirt and ear rings too that I wear a lot and my legion of necklaces represented as well with my half jata and bangs :)

fullsize;

https://kapalika.com/wp-content/uploads/me-and-my-luv.jpg

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Satanism / anarcho satanism
« on: May 19, 2020, 11:40:08 am »
Wondering if anyone has any thoughts on the intersection of anarchy and Satanism, not specifically anything like anarcho-capitalism, anarcho-primitivism or anarcho-communism but more generally just the idea of "statelessness" or hostility to nation states.

I mean, I know a good bit' about and have a lot to say about the intersection of Satanism and (chokes in disgust) far-right ideologies like white supremacy, I've even seen some good examples of the intersection of Satanism and communism and have some thoughts on that too.

But you'd think Satanism would at least on some level be at least more touching on the same themes of anarchy. It seems strange to me that Satanism's critique of civilization would stop at the way it assigns morality and views pleasure and taboo.

For me, I've not seen a lot of examples of anarchist Satanists, and I don't know enough about anarchy in general to really make any comments. I dunno, just been something I've been trying to wrap my head around since in a lot of ways anarchy resembles liberterianism to me, and while I am curious about anarchy I can't seem to help but in my head use the same critiques for both.

I'm not really looking to make this a political debate about what system is "better" or a "vs" kind of discussion, just trying to figure out what political systems are logically consistent with any given form of Satanism or what unexpected quirks might arise from their intersections. So more of a "from this perspective" kind of discussion. I really don't fancy political debates :/

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Lounge / how yall doing the last year?
« on: May 06, 2020, 06:43:56 am »
I noticed the forums don't seem so active lately and just kinda wanna check in on everyone.

How are you all doing in life? How are coping with Covid's unique challenges during this time? (I don't want anyone to argue about opening up the country i just won't read if you do ya'll should know better). Read any good books, do or write any music? Creative projects or LHP discoveries? Just wanting to know how everyone's been doing.

As for me personally I've been absorbed in my own life the last year or so that's why I've only come once in a blue moon, but things are starting to settle in for me. Been 3 months since I finally found an affordable lease by an actual landlord after months of couch surfing and a crazy 16 month story. That's all in the past now though. I managed to decently furnish my small apartment, recoup it after tax returns, built a new PC, now getting new audio monitoring stuff so I can have better gear than ever. But of course covid19 is stressing me the fuck out because no one social distances and I really don't want to be out of work or in a weird situation given how this small apartment building is set up.

So ya, just checking in. And if anyone has any ideas how we can liven things up in here, I'm all for doing to see this community flourish :)

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General LHP Discussion / baphomet pronounciation
« on: March 11, 2020, 11:36:08 am »
I had a small argument about the correct pronunciation in person, and seems the internet isn't helping me and some guides have one or the other, or even both!


Either Bapho-met


or Bapho-may


Can anyone with a greater knowledge of language or etymology provide me on some insight?

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General LHP Discussion / “Hermetically Open"
« on: March 01, 2020, 02:39:57 am »
Not sure if anyone has heard of this project: http://www.openculture.com/2018/02/1600-occult-books-now-digitized-put-online.html

It was supposed to be here, but apparently moved: https://www.ritmanlibrary.com/hermetically-open/
 
Here is the actual library, many historical occult books scanned, many in Latin, French, or Dutch and stuff: https://embassyofthefreemind.com/en/library/online-catalogue/

I managed to get the English version of the site but sometimes it reverts.

Just sharing it in case anyone is interested, or has any thoughts on it. Apparently Dan Brown donated a lot to the project.

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Lounge / was ready to kill someone tonight
« on: February 08, 2020, 08:22:49 am »
So I've been couch surfing for the last few months. The last 5 weeks I was staying with the sibling of one of the people I had stayed with before. It's went pretty well so far and I'm just a few days from moving into a place I'd have an actual lease as there's just a couple things left to process for it. My host is a recovering addict that's been clean for a good while, and mostly has her stuff together but unfortunately has had a questionable old friend come around this last week or so (though after this they are no longer friends thankfully).

The friend is a 26 year old woman that is still very much an addict but claiming she wants to quit and having went to a narcotics anonymous meeting even. Well tonight she got dropped off by some junkie friends and started pounding on the door for forever (my host was asleep and I ignored it because I hate her). When my host let her in she asked my host for ketamine which my host was taking tiny amounts for for getting off of her methadone medication, which the friend ostensibly asked for so she could use it to ease going cold turkey herself on satan knows what. Not long after, my host learns of her friend having been dropped off by junkie friends and turns out the friend's abusive ex boyfriend was outside their gate, having been told where she was by the people who dropped her off.

My host goes out with a big kitchen knife and I know shit is going down. I happens to have a CO^2 powered air gun with a FPS high enough that it can potentially kill at close range to the face and eyes, so I quickly popped in a fresh CO^2 and had a hammer ready as backup. I couldn't possibly bring myself to lock my host out if it went down that bad, simply out of principle, and i hear it get bad and thankfully it's her who later comes back.

Turns out she almost lost the knife to the ex boyfriend and got hit and managed to lock the gate. She later goes out again (why I have no fucking clue other than to threaten the cops on them) and it's getting serious enough that I'm afraid they will get around the gate somehow and I swore to myself that if anyone else but her came back I would fire all my shots into whoever's face and eyes then use the hammer to finish the job if that didn't at least disable them. The whole ordeal went on for the better part of an hour.

Eventually the Sheriff came and went looking for them, but while they were the fuckers were sending death threats and threatening to slash my host's tires and at this point I'm just trying to figure out how to leave because there was only really one way in and out of the house. I eventually went through the back gate when I knew they were over at the front gate.

Stuff in life bothers me, but very little truly scares me. I was scared not of the possibility of killing anyone, but with the fact that self defense might not be bought of I maimed or killed someone and that the cops might think it was an actual firearm and that I was dangerous (this county has the literal worst in the country in terms of police shootings), or me or my host being seriously maimed or killed. I didn't know who these people were or what they were capable of.

Meanwhile the friend is acting all like it's a joke or no big deal and making the situation worse, and was apparently high on gods know what. After I left I messaged my host and she told me she locked her friend out that she couldn't risk them ruining her life. Right now I'm in a motel because fuck going back, and just processing the realization that ya, I came pretty damn close to killing someone today, and that doesn't bother me one bit.

I was already considering getting my conceal and carry permit. Looks like I need to go pistol shopping at some point soon, because I'm not going to risk trying my luck again with a hammer and something not actually designed to kill that I only had for fun.

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General LHP Discussion / How do *you* LHP?
« on: February 02, 2020, 03:07:34 am »
Pardon the phrasing.

I present three questions, in part for a cataloging of various LHP thoughts, since we have a diversity of opinions and manifestations of it, as well as spur some discussion.

1. In your own words, and/or the general view of your identified current/sect/ect of thought, what is the "Left Hand Path"? What differentiates it between other belief systems or practices that are not Left Hand Path?

2. What practices do you engage in, that generally set you apart from religions/spiritual systems/ect that are not Left Hand Path?

3. What are some misconceptions about the Left Hand Path that you would like to address, if any?

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General LHP Discussion / working with daemons for the arts
« on: January 18, 2020, 11:26:10 am »
Edit: after posting this I recalled a similar topic of mine but it was specific to goetic demons and pacts as opposed to just demons in general for art like this one. Can't seem to delete this topic as I was gonna make it a reply there instead but Oh well this is here now lol

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Anyone done this?

I've worked with Goetic currents for musical ends with a lot of success, never even needed to evoke any demon to see strong results. Lately I'm wanting to try this out again although this time with poetry. Later on, I will evoke like I planned I just didn't feel mentally prepared for how overwhelming the results started to become (I also realized I contacted a demon more for composition instead of music more generally so I could channel it towards more post production).

Other types of demons I've only had limited success with for this and not much worth mentioning.

I'm not sure what it is, but over the years I find that Goetic demons give me much stronger results than most other systems I've worked with before. I would reckon a guess that the demons contained within are simply stronger or maybe it's just knowing I'm doing something that's more or less with some of the oldest stuff we got our hands on.

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Luciferianism / Ford's Tarot
« on: December 12, 2019, 07:48:55 am »
So I've never been a fan of Ford, from what I know of his work, but I've had a lot of success so far with the tarot deck based on this the last week or so:

https://www.amazon.com/First-Book-Luciferian-Tarot/dp/0557026067

I pretty much just stick to the quick reference or the description of the cards, and def something spooky (beyond normal phenomenal) is going on when I use the deck. I own 2 other decks yet I keep coming back to this one. I've even consulted with spirits in relation to it, so I know something is happening, and there are other things I could get into, about how a spirit knocked the deck over and all landed in a pile but the spread for a reading right side up right before I was about to do one. I don't want to say too much as it went to an incredibly personal series of events in my life. Suffice to say, it was spot on and kept predicting what was going to happen, what did happen and what has happened pretty much 100% as to what has come to pass already. I find the deck seems to predict the future, generally, in the short term future. I always use the past-present-future spread for the simplicity and to help gauge and reflect  my best course of action to avoid futures I don't want to manifest.

Part of me thinks the spookyness (beyond normal phenomena) is because of the sigils on the back of the cards, but I'm sure the artwork helps too.

Does anyone else have experience with this deck or the book that they would be willing to share?

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General LHP Discussion / recommended LHP books for the uninitiated
« on: December 12, 2019, 06:43:05 am »
My partner asked I get them books on the LHP for Yule. They are a witch and have been curious about the LHP for a long time and this seems like a good opportunity to introduce them.

I've determined to figure out a good sampling of LHP ideas in general. I'm debating between the best mix of books for the "big three" of Luciferian, Setian and Satanist, but not determined the final books yet. I don't know a good alternative to Ford, and I think they already read the Satanic Bible. I'm not familiar enough with Aquino's work (or other Setians') to know what is most friendly to someone just starting to learn.

I also don't know any good theistic Satanism books that are nearly approachable for someone just starting out, as what books I have learned from or know of tend to be either extreme or advanced, as very few as there are. A lot of theistic Satanism is learned via articles, theological history, poetry, and experience.

I'm also particularly interested in LHP books on Lilith or a Lilith mindset as that's something I've always looked for and I know they are into Lilith in particular (maybe more than me).

Lastly even if I could just find something that's objective enough and kind of covers the Left Hand Path in general that would be great, if such a thing exists for the latter. Seems everything I ever recall had too much of it's own bent.

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General LHP Discussion / pacts with goetic demons
« on: November 26, 2019, 10:56:37 am »
Anyone got any tips or advice, or experience with the demons in the Goetia? Alternatively, I will take any input on pacts in general.

In my entire practice I've avoided pacts, although I have made a couple of oaths to deities that I take serious enough that i'd literally rather die than break them.

But alas I am at the point that in my magical journey, I want to make a pact. So here I am.

I've looked into pacts with Satan before, but I always feel demons are more... tricky? I feel Satan is rather nebulous, more of a force, a demon is very much a personality and individually sentient to me. In that sense, I don't have as much to go on, experience wise. I'm in the research phase at the moment.

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Lounge / Watain member denied entry to USA
« on: November 23, 2019, 05:38:21 pm »
https://loudwire.com/waitain-guitarist-denied-us-entry/

Basically he looked spooky, they searched his phone found more spooky stuff and revoked his passport and deported him, a Swede, to Mexico. Rest of band barely got through after tons of legal cost.

I want to say more but read article on way to work, I'll try to comment my fuller thoughts later.

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Lounge / my first ever DJ show and a moment of magic
« on: November 01, 2019, 06:34:58 am »
there was maybe 3 dozen different people I saw, nothing huge, a friend working at the local LGBT center asked me to for their Halloween event.

I posted some photos on my facebook page (have a few more too and video but kept that on my personal page for privacy) but the most interesting one I wanted to show was the one below.

My friend who had me do the DJing asked how i had "lit up" the copy of Simon's Necronomicon and I was dumbfounded, but saw an opportunity and said "black magic!" right as a darn person who had been hanging all day pointed out that the light just lit it up. I was surprised as I had placed the book down long before the main lights went off, let alone before the strobe light came on.

Well lo and behold later when I look at my pictures... indeed whenever it changed from red lights to blue and green, one of the green lights PERFECTLY lit up the sigil. I just put it there with the cobwebs and a couple of other things to complete the spooky look (since the name evokes Lovecraft) for the spooky setlist... little did I know there might of been some form of real, subtle magic going on haha



Admin Note: I fixed the Facebook link, and since the image is a link (rather than an attachment), if you want to see the full-resolution of the image just right-click and select "open in new tab" or whatever. Nice lighting setup @Kapalika. -Onyx

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