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Lounge / Separator hieroglyphic necklace
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Setianism / Death of the King in the early Stellar/Sky Tradition
« on: December 08, 2018, 08:17:24 pm »
As many know I recently read a new favorite text of mine - The Sky Religion in Egypt by Wainwright. It has had a tremendous impact on me.

One of the things Wainwright discovered was that the pharaoh's of the Old Religion were expected to lay down their lives once past their prime, either through suicide, sacrifice, or by rejuvenating themselves through the magic of the Sed-Festival.

This comes at an interesting point in my life watching my grandfather suffer on the verge of death and with Alzheimer's. I highly disagree with keeping someone alive when they cannot actually live, when they are hardly even themselves. I've always said I would want to die before ever getting near that point, and this experience has certainly reinforced this.

Of course the ancients had certain additional ideas, like the sacrifice having to occur in the 7th year, and being intended as a fertility and rain ritual. Indeed Set/the pharaoh were burned to ash and used in rain making rituals. These I do not agree with. It goes back to how the Sha animal once included negative destiny like natural disasters, but now we know those are a part of nature, not separate from it like the ancients once thought.

Not to say I condone suicide itself. I've dealt with suicidal depression for over a decade, and do not wish I had given in. In fact it was in one such slump where I first experienced Set. There's is a difference between an honorable end and giving in to depression. In fact the former is a overcoming of the physical body, and the latter a surrender to it. To my knowledge many cultures shared this idea of death before one became unable to truly live, and it's an interesting idea I share. Give me a long life sure, but I won't lose my mind or go out in a hospital bed.

Setianism / Notes on "The Sky Religion in Egypt" by Wainwright
« on: December 06, 2018, 03:14:34 pm »
“The Sky-Religion in Egypt: Its Antiquity and Effects” by G. A. Wainwright is one of the most important books on ancient Egypt I have ever read. Even where Herman Te Velde falters in tracing Set back in time, Wainwright succeeds. This book confirms so much information that, until now, many of us likely thought to be modern theory. This includes Set being the original central deity of the Egyptians, a benevolent god interested in the welfare of the people and in the deification of the pharaoh, with the pharaoh as Set’s representative here on earth. Wainwright even traces the fall of this original “Sky Religion” (or Stellar Tradition) through the pharaoh’s growing obsession with this life and their power here, moving towards Solar Religion in order to maintain their power and position. I have noted some of my most important highlights and take aways here for all to see, and hopefully more people will reach out and get the book. It is actually very affordable and available on Amazon. Enjoy, and like the name of Set, so too may your name endure!

-   “In these hot lands the sun is the enemy of mankind, scorching up everything.” (p.1

-   “What is earnestly desired in these countries… is the rain.” (p.1)

-   “[In the] end nearly every god had been so solarized that it is no easy matter to disentangle his original nature.” (p.1)

-   “In fact, all over east Africa the sky-god who sends the rain is supreme…” (p.2)

-   “…unable to discover any signs of sun-worship in the Sudan. This concern with the sky is so primitive that there is hardly a corner of the earth wither man has not carried it.” (p.2)

-   “The sky religion is part and parcel of man’s preoccupation with his own health and wealth.” (p.2)

-   “The holder [of divinity] should lay down his life whilst still in his prime.” (p.4)

-   “In Egypt it will be seen that Seth, the storm god, had been liable to death, and tradition states that that death had been by fire. But in historic times he, and the Pharaoh his representative, were able to escape.” (p.6)

-   “Very little research had been done on this great system in Egypt. Indeed, until quite recently this whole background… of Egyptian religion has been ignored. Detailed study has been confined in the first place to the well-known Osiris religion, which overrode almost everything else as time went on, and in the second place to the sun worship which became prominent as the royal religion… My work has shown that the sky and fertility religion of Egypt include some of her most ancient gods.” (p.7)

-   “In those days the inundation of the Nile did not affect the crops… They were dependent for their growth upon the rains of heaven, and these were abundant, for in those days North Africa was in the pluvial zone much as Europe is today.” (p.8)

-   “My studies of the Egyptian sky religion have shown it to have been extremely ancient. In fact, many of the gods encountered are so ancient that they were lost during historic times, or at best had become such shadowy figures that they appear to us as little more than names.” (p.9)

-   “But two of these sky gods lasted on in full vigor down to the end of Pharaonic history. These are Seth and Min, and they or their prototypes take us back to the earliest age at which we are able to see any details of the primitive inhabitants’ way of life.” (p.10)

-   “Hence, the originals of the historic storm god, Seth, were already prominent when we get our earliest glimpse of life on the “desert” bordering the Nile.” (p.11)

-   “The stars must figure large to those who in a clear atmosphere think about the sky, and of them the Imperishable Stars were particularly important to the Egyptians. The chief of these was the constellation of the Great Bear and it belonged to Seth.” (p.13)

-   “Rameses II was thought to have influence with Sutekh, Seth the storm god, and… he belonged to the 19th dynasty, when there was a great recrudescence of Seth worship.” (p.15)

-   “It is natural to find [divine kings] curing the sick and playing their part in the labors of the field.” (p.18)

-   “The Sed-Festival belongs to the old sky and fertility religion…” (p.21)

-   The [Sed-Festival] clearly went back at least into prehistoric times. But it was still more ancient than that, even going back to Libyan days.” (p.23)

-   “The sky religion and its practices were ancient and account for much that has hitherto been obscure.” (p.26)

-   “[The Pyramid Texts] give some details of the death of which the sky god Seth, and the pharaoh, his representative here on earth, were liable and their escape from it.” (p.26)

-   [From the Pyramid Texts]: “Pepi has escaped the day of his death even as Seth escaped the day of his death… Pepi is a star which illumineth the sky. Ascent thou to this Pep, Oh God, that he may be protected, so that neither heaven nor earth may be void of this Pepi forever…” (p.26-7)

-   “Both the sky god Seth and the king, his representative here on earth, were subject to death at certain fixed periods. Equally it was possible for them to avoid it.” (p.27)

-   “As late as the 19th dynasty a section of the Egyptians were known to be “Followers of Set”…” (p.31)

-   “…the sacred animals in whom Seth was incarnate were held accountable for the health of the people and a proper supply of water…” (p.32)

-   “Sometimes a human substitute is found for the king, and sometimes and animal is considered sufficient, or finally a vegetable or even an inanimate object.” (p.51)

-   “…the ashes of Seth sacrifices were treated as rain charms.” (p.57)

-   “There is of course yet another way of avoiding the extreme penalty of kingship. This is by magic… the Sed-Festival was for the renewal of life in the pharaoh.” (p.61)

-   “…the Old Kingdom saw the establishment of Sun worship as the religion of the kings… The change was slow and halting… all through the 5th and 6th dynasties it was only very occasionally that the kings called themselves “Son of the Sun.”… this was not used regularly until the 11th dynasty.” (p.65)

-   “At the end of the 2nd dynasty there had been a great resurgence of [Seth’s] worship under the Seth-King Persabsen.” (p.65)

-   “In fact, the movement [to Solar religion] seems to have been the same as Akhenaten’s, away from the Old Religion towards Ra-worship. But while the early movement was long drawn out and gradual, Akhenaten’s failed after the one lifetime.” (p.65)

-   “All of this has its roots in the remotest past before the people had drifted into the Nile Valley; when they were still living in Libya, and were dependent for their water upon the rain, not the Nile.” (p.71)

-   “There is a curious detail which recurs several times in these stories. It is said that so many of the kings were blind… the god who preceded Horus there was Mhnty-n-irty, ‘he who is without eyes.”… Horus himself was partially blinded by Seth… it is a regular part of the sky religions.” (p.76)

-   “Another point which emerges is the continual recurrence of the numbers nine and seven. Both of these are well known in the primitive sky fertility religions of the world… the cycle of nine is not so common in Egypt as that of seven.” (p.78-9)

-   “In their struggle to escape their fate under the old sky religion… the 4th dynasty pharaohs sought refuge in sun-worship.” (p.82)

-   “[The Old Kingdom’s] movement towards Ra worship had been succeeded [by a] return to the Old Religion.” (p.84)

Any resources on "Libyan" people leading up to predynastic Egypt?

General LHP Discussion / Inspirational LHP reading from The Pyramid Texts
« on: December 05, 2018, 04:48:42 pm »

Nut, the brilliant and the great, says: “You are my son, my first born, opener of my womb. You are my beloved who I am satisfied with. With the copper which comes forth from Set, the copper which opens the mouth of the gods, Set opens your mouth, therewith Set may go with you, and he himself may speak before the Great Ennead."

Nut has made me a god to my enemies. I take the finger of Set, which causes the white eye of Horus to see. Oh eye, cause the two lands to bow before me as they bow before Horus. Cause the two lands to fear me as they fear Set. I reign over the regions of Horus, and I reign over the regions of Set. Osiris, you do not gain power over Set, your son does not gain power over him. Horus, you do not gain power over Set, your father does not gain power over him. It is the serpent with the raised head who watches over the gods for me, who repels the gods for me. The dignities I have shall not be taken from me, for I  have swallowed the intelligence of every god.

I come as an imperishable spirit, if I will the gods to live they will live, if I  will them to die they will die. The lords of form serve me, the two entire Enneads serve me, and I sit in the space of the All-Lord. I win heaven and cleave it with firmness.

I am led along the ways of Khepri. I am on my own, the eldest of the gods. Oh gods of the south, north, east, and west, respect me, fear me. I am the bull of heaven (Set), who once suffered want and gave in his heart to live on the being of every god, who ate their magic when they were full of it.  I am the serpent, the bull (Set) which leads. I ascend to heaven on the Sha, which was at the separation.

Heaven speaks, the earth quakes on account of your fear, Osiris, when I ascend. I will not be resisted at any place where I go, I will not be hindered at any place where I desire to be. My step is great, that I may traverse the sky. I am not seized by the earth gods, I am not rejected by the planets. For I am the serpent who lives on the hearts of the gods.

 I sit upon a firm throne. I have ascended as the morning star, and voyage through the heavenly ocean. Those who are in Nun fear me, and I command the spirits. I am very high among the stars, the imperishable stars which will never cease. I am on my way to high places, to the places of Set, on which the gods sit.

I am a  magician, and I am possessed of magic. My companion is the Uraeus-Serpent. I lead the gods, I direct the divine boat. I seize heaven, both its pillars and stars. The gods come to me, bowing. But let not Osiris come in his evil coming, I do not open my arms for him. Let him be gone at once, let him be gone. Let not Horus the younger come in this, his evil coming with Osiris. I do not open my arms for him, let him go to the other gods.

Khepri, hear it, this word (Xeper), which is spoken to you by me. I have escaped the day of my death like Set escaped the day of his death – by ploughing the earth. Greatings to Khepri, who created himself. Khepri is high in his name of “Ka”. Khepri comes into being in his name of Khepri. Like the name of Set, so too may my Name endure!

Satanism / CoS: "We're the only valid form of Satanism ever!" Satanic sins:
« on: December 01, 2018, 11:01:17 pm »
It’s in the “Nine Satanic Statements” but deserves to be repeated here. Another cardinal sin. We must not pay homage to any of the sacred cows presented to us, including the roles we are expected to play ourselves. The only time self-deceit should be entered into is when it’s fun, and with awareness. But then, it’s not self-deceit!

Be aware that this is one of the keys to brainwashing people into accepting something new and different, when in reality it’s something that was once widely accepted but is now presented in a new package. We are expected to rave about the genius of the creator and forget the original. This makes for a disposable society.

That first word is important. Pride is great up to the point you begin to throw out the baby with the bathwater. The rule of Satanism is: if it works for you, great. When it stops working for you, when you’ve painted yourself into a corner and the only way out is to say, I’m sorry, I made a mistake, I wish we could compromise somehow, then do it.

Do you highlight and mark in your occult texts or keep them pristine?

It's weird because for me the Order of the Serpent is the exact opposite of such a mindset. In my intro to TIS4 I wrote:

"...we  have  never  believed  the O.S. to be a requirement for  knowledge or growth. The  entire  point of  creating the Order  was to gather, present,  and  share  esoteric occult information  with  depth and  practicality."

To me this is because the OS has brought forth some fascinating and useful information from very diverse sources already in it's short life. I don't need people signing on or thinking they MUST come here to understand this or that, or that something is wrong or invalid if they're of a different mindset.

So when I see a group claiming to be the only Christianity, Islam, Satanism, Witchcraft, Voodoo, or whatever group, I honestly feel pity. Like what is lacking that you must think about yourself in such a way? And what's even the point? Even when it goes more to my personal religious beliefs, I don't think you must agree with me or that I'm a sole source of any information, and if I did there'd be no point to engaging in my religion! I'd also rather stand on reasons and evidence that some "one true version" claim.

Idk, what are you thoughts? Why do people need to tell themselves they're the "one true X"? Is it a lack of something deeper? Is it just ego? Is it literally just pathetic ape behavior?

Gaming / Is it just me?
« on: November 28, 2018, 08:22:17 pm »
I love video games and often want to play them, but often even when I have some time to play I rarely do. I'll play like 30-60 min and be over it. Honestly sometimes I think it's just too much effort and focus for my down time. I'll watch walkthroughs or game movies for longer than I generally play! Maybe I'm just nuts.

Satanism / "Satanism" cheat sheet
« on: November 26, 2018, 02:14:24 pm »
- Atheistic Satanism: Like Church of Satan and Satanic Temple, they use Satan as a symbol or archetype of rebellion and individual freedom, and take heavily from romantic satanism like Paradise Lost. There's no actual belief in the Prince of Darkness, it's just for fun and show.

- Theistic Satanism: Vast majority are isolated practitioners. Satan is either the one god, a good god, or one of many gods, and literally exists.

- Setianism: Groups like Temple of Set and arguably Order of the Serpent. Satan is the Christian version of the Prince of Darkness, the oldest version of which is Set, who literally exists.

- Atheistic Luciferianism: Groups such as the Herald of the Dawn. Like atheistic satanism but generally more focused on knowledge and growth than shock and carnal desires. Lucifer is is an archetype rather than truly nonexistent, but not a deity.

- Theistic Luciferianism: Groups like the Order of the Phosphorus, same as atheistic but with literal belief. "Lucifer" may be a name or title, and may be the only God, one of many, etc.

- Draconian Tradition: Like the Order of Apep or Ophite Gnosticism. Satan is the ancient serpent of Chaos but perverted by Christians. It transcends the demiurge and literally exists.

- Typhonian Tradition:  Like the Typhonian OTO. Satan is a Christian adaption of an ancient godhead of Darkness rooted in pre-historical African cults. It is better understood in a mystical way than a deity, but literally exists. Satan's holy text is The Book of the Law.

- Sinister Tradition: Such as the Order of Nine Angles. Satan is one of many Acasual forces that exist, but is vastly less important than beings such as the goddess Baphomet. He is a more traditional devil requiring immoral behavior including sacrifice, and literally exists.

- Devil worship: Theoretical, there are no existing groups
 Satan is an evil and disgusting being opposed to the loving Christian God, but fuck the Christian God, please Satan through immoral acts. Satan literally exists, as does god.

- Anti-Cosmic Satanism: Such as Current 218,  Satan is again the ancient chaos which literally exists, but this is seen nihilistically as opposed to the absurdism of the Draconian Tradition.

Lounge / I am engaged!
« on: November 23, 2018, 02:41:45 am »

General LHP Discussion / My thoughts on the Order of the Serpent
« on: November 22, 2018, 07:35:59 am »
I have been very happy with the progress and direction of the OS over these almost two years. Our vision has become more focused, and we have become, I believe, something truly unique and special in the LHP. This is not meant against other orders, I believe both their initiatiory systems and our open source "meta organization" have their place.

While it hasn't been the easiest year for me, so much of my experience with the OS and this forum affects me positively. I even had to take a few weeks away from Occultism entirely and reset. But this is to important to me to walk away from.

I think the OS is succeed and something special, and I think any unbiased look would hopefully come to a similar conclusion. It saddens me when I see us sharing original and in depth occult ideas, for free and with us available to discuss them, and it just get shit all over. It shows something I think most of us know about modern Occultism - it's not exactly a prime state.

Setianism / From the Dragon Book of Essex
« on: November 20, 2018, 02:24:41 pm »
This is 100% from The Dragon Book of Essex, it is not my original work. What I HAVE done is skipped some stuff I found personally irrelevant, and put it into a single reading instead of separate parts.

General LHP Discussion / The LHP poetry of Jim Morrison
« on: November 20, 2018, 02:50:57 am »
I've always loved this.

Voice of the Serpent -
dry hiss of age & steam & leaves of gold.

Old books in ruined Temples,
the pages break like ash.

I will not disturb,
I will not go.

"Come", he says softly.

An old man appears &
moves in tired dance
amid the scattered dead.

Gently, they stir.

Science / From "The Early Upper Paleolithic Beyond Western Europe"
« on: November 08, 2018, 03:43:03 pm »

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