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Setianism / Invocation of Set
« on: November 17, 2017, 11:34:46 am »
Invocation of Set

In the Name of Set, the supreme manifestation of the Prince of Darkness, I summon the Black Flame into my midst that I may Work my Will upon the warp and weave of the world.  O Majesty of Set, hear me, look upon me, and enshrine within me the essence of the Highest of Life.  Open wide the Gates of the Abyss and come forth from thy celestial solitude to greet me as a Brother and kindred Spirit.

Enshroud me with the Powers of Darkness; let Them become One with me as I am become One with the Eternal Set, whose Throne is within the darkness behind the Constellation of the Seven Stars.  As I send forth my most exalted and sublime Self arm it with the Shining Pentagram of Set, and with the Sceptre called Giver of Winds that it may slay the cosmic stasis, dismay all challenges, and cast down all that is moved to appear against it.

Let then, my eyes become the Eyes of Set, my strength become the Strength of Set, my will become the Will of Set!  From the primordial depths I am risen up and am become transformed like the mighty Khepera, with the Wings of the Falcon I soar the Infinite.  I dwell in the Fane of the Eternal Flame of Ba.  Space and time bend to my Will, and I am Lord of Life, Death, and Life beyond Death.  Hear then this Doom that I pronounce, and beware the Ka which now Comes Into Being through that ancient Art which is mine to command!

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General LHP Discussion / O.'.S.'. Founders' Statement
« on: November 16, 2017, 12:30:30 pm »
Order of the Serpent
Founders' Statement

The Order of the Serpent (O.S.) is an esoteric school of the Western Left Hand Path. It is comprised of unique individuals and philosopher-Magicians, dedicated to the study and practice of Self-Directed Self-Evolution (also known as Xeper, Black Magic, or other terms). The Order is dedicated to the accumulation and preservation of the knowledge and undefiled wisdom of the Prince of Darkness and the occult arts. The focus of the O.S. is the Individual Self, both as in one’s personal development and the concept or Form of the Individual Self. The O.S. founders believe that we all have individual hidden truths within ourselves, and our goal is to uncover, and ultimately become the perfect manifestation of these truths.

The O.S. is rooted in extreme individualism, and its members are capable of working with a concept and forming their own thoughts, ideas, and understanding of them. Discussion and rational debate are both welcome and encouraged. Those involved are able to form their own belief systems, tables of correspondences, tools of initiation, and able to forge their own unique path. Unlike most other metaphysical ideologies which seek to dissolve the self, subjugate it to questionable beings, or even deny its existence by reducing it to pure matter, the O.S. seeks to increase its own freedom of Mind and Will, and that of others. It recognizes the Self, the one thing each being can truly know to exist, as the center of reasoning, as well as the center of society. Rather than seeing humans as deterministic slaves, fallen beings in need of saving, or creatures meant to serve the State, the Order believes that Self-Actualization at the individual level is the key to human advancement. In a world where humans are little more than statistics, the Order of the Serpent recognizes that all change, as well as all knowledge, begins with the individual Self.

Unlike a symbolic occult organization, some sort of statement, or simply a self-help group, the O.S. is an esoteric organization, founded upon the metaphysical position that there is something beyond the simple world of matter and psychology. Whether the creator God of the West, the mindless Nature of materialism, or flowing Way of the East, the Order of the Serpent recognizes these as one in the same, an order imposed upon chaos that underlies, creates, and drives the entire cosmos. The difference with the Esoteric Western Left Hand Path, the O.S. included, is that we do not accept that this order is complete, wholly deterministic, or even necessarily “good.” It is what leads to cancer and depression, starvation and war, whether it allows this to happen, determines it, or is un-intelligent and cannot do otherwise. Yet in the individual we have free will, the ability to go against this Natural Order or malevolent God. This ability has been demonized, described as an illusion, or even completely ignored specifically because it can go against Nature/God, which is why “self-directed self-evolution” has been associated with “black magic” for so long in Western society.

More specifically, the Order of the Serpent is founded in its own metaphysical view of Neo-Platonism. The founders accept the objective existence of the Realm of Forms, which is separated into Simple Forms (which cannot partake in themselves, such as “Pointedness”), and Complex Forms (which partake in themselves, such as “Consciousness” or “Knowledge”). The Complex Forms, being abstract, necessary, non-spacial, and non-temporal, yet also conscious, self-aware, and knowledgeable, are themselves indistinguishable from traditional polytheistic gods. Indeed, “gods” are more simply seen as a perversion of Complex Forms, a misunderstanding. While there is no central “god-head” within the Order, there is a certain henotheistic focus on Forms of Consciousness, Inspiration, Art, Intoxication, Self-Awareness, Knowledge, and so forth.

The name for the Order of the Serpent comes from the Northern Circumpolar Stars, specifically the massive constellation Draco, which never sets below the horizon. To the earliest human religions, these were seen as being free from the cycles of the moon, sun, planets, and even constellations and stars. Separate from the ebb and flow of Nature/”God”, those associated with the Imperishable Stars were free to permanently exist, to forge their own path free from those cycles. It was only later on that world religion began to dissolve into its current Solar form. The Order of the Serpent hopes to remanifest this ancient, Pre-Solar metaphysics in the modern day - within the 21st century.

The insignia of the Order is a pentagram, representing that point of inner-consciousness where the individual Self exists. The pentagram is within a circle representing the physical shell of the Self, but the points of the pentagram do not touch this circle, symbolizing the continued separation between Self and Body. The separation of the metaphysical (pentagram) from the physical (circle) exists because the elements of both are independent and distinct from one another. Stemming from this pentagram are five symbols, from Norse, Sumerian, Egyptian, Chinese, and an ouroboros as a stylized O. It is meant to represent the diversity of interests within the O.S. We are not simply a Setian, Thelemic, Asatru, Hermetic, Luciferian/Satanic, or any single approach, but a place for such individuals to help each other grow, and help share useful information.

The Order of the Serpent provides such resources currently as the Library of the Ancient Serpent, the O.S. forums, and the Order newsletter "The Imperishable Star". The forum is meant to provide a Left Hand Path online community focused on rational, esoteric discussion. The Imperishable Star provides essays written by members in order to share esoteric knowledge with the outside world. Both are open and free to all. The O.S. does not have any initiatory hierarchy, all members are equal, from the founders to someone on day one. There are no membership fees, but we simply ask members to provide and discuss esoteric information, such as for publication in the newsletter. We do not believe in hoarding occult knowledge behind closed doors and paywalls, and try to keep the occult community updated on our progress. The application process is simply an email discussion with the founders, and an essay on pretty much any relevant topic of the applicant’s choosing.

We hope that you benefit from these resources, and encourage both followers of the Left Hand Path, and respectfully interested individuals, to join the forum absolutely free of charge and without membership. Those interested in aiding with our goal advancing and sharing esoteric knowledge, in and for the modern age, please feel free to send an enquiry email to leviathanite@gmail.com, to start a thread on the forum, or to private message Xepera maSet, Setamontet, and Onyx on the forum.

The Path of Darkness leads to Enlightenment.
Like the Ancient Serpent, so too may you endure.

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Announcements / Don't be fooled by online predators
« on: October 25, 2017, 12:05:06 pm »
A few years back my mom was called by phone by someone (with a foreign accent), telling her that there was something wrong with her computer and internet access.  She spoke with them and gave them access to her computer, passwords, etc.  They ended up being frauds and destroyed her entire internet system, etc.

In the past year I have been contacted twice by phone, including this morning, by someone (with a foreign accent), telling me the same things.  I simply say to them "I don't have a PC nor do I participate on the internet", and they immediately hang up.

Online predators are in our midst.  :rolleyes:

If there is something wrong with my pc or internet I contact my provider, they never initially contact me.  Just be warned, and never give out your passwords to these folks, they don't need them to fix the problems!

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General LHP Discussion / The Egregore
« on: October 13, 2017, 10:55:42 am »
An egregore is a magical servitude created by the Magician or Magicians to assist in the manifestation of the Will to Magic.  An egregore can be created to protect ritual chambers or certain magical items.  My egregore is my black metal project I have created and named "Archon", through which I will unleash certain aspects of my music upon society.  Egregores have a multitude of uses for the practicing Magician(s).

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Setianism / The Gift of Set is a double-edged sword
« on: September 29, 2017, 07:10:15 pm »
Why would I define the Gift of the Set Created psyche, strengthened and energized by the Black Flame as a double-edged sword? Some of you know, but this is for those who might not.

First we should consider the fact that the Prince of Darkness infused His Essence within a biological creature (humanity). As basic humans we are animals with natural instincts just like all other Earthly creatures. However, we are become, as Enlightened beings, Gifted by Set, a duality, a combination of both natural/physical and non-natural/metaphysical attributes. We have been artificially endowed with sentience and have developed and continue to evolve higher intellect.  Like other animals have a heightened sense of sight, sound, smell, we have been given a heightened Sense of Self.

Here lay the paradox, the double-edged sword scenario; As we continue to Xeper, both individually, microcosmically, and collectively as a race, macrocosmically, as we continue to evolve more and more in Being, as we must in order to keep the Black Flame burning, we are strengthening its powers within us.  Thus, in the process our intellects and ambitions, our emotions, our human/animalistic predisposition for superiority and dominance over others are magnified.

It is human nature for the strong to seek dominance over the weak. It is a part of our nature to kill and war with one another. Nazi Germany of WWII is a prime example of this predisposition of human nature on a mass scale in modern times - and nature, as you know, can be extremely cruel.  The Nazi regime was a terrifying example and warning of misdirecting the awesome power of the psychic energies of higher intelligence combined with our natural instincts for conquest and dominance.

And now, with our ever advancing knowledge in mathematics, the sciences, engineering, we have developed the ability to annihilate the entire human race and lay waste to the Earth itself.  I think the Prince of Darkness was well aware of the consequences of Gifting prehistoric humans.  Earthly creatures whom he understood would be the most receptive of the Gift, and benefit from its powers.  We can either use the Gift to evolve and bring into being our highest and most noble and divine aspects and potentials.  Or we could choose to use it to develop new ways to conquer and dominate others, destroy at whim, and possibly end up obliterating ourselves and our world.

Set, from the "Book of Coming Forth by Night";
"I seek my Elect and none other, for mankind now hastens toward an annihilation which none but the Elect may hope to avoid.  And alone I cannot preserve my Elect, but I would teach them and strengthen their Will against the coming peril, that they and their blood may endure.  To do this I must give further of my own Essence to my Elect, and, should they fail, the Majesty of Set shall fade and be ended (from the Earth)."

Of course sometimes destruction can be beneficial and necessary, to make way for the new. But then, it has always been easier to destroy than to create, however, you can only destroy so much until there is nothing left to destroy but yourself. Creation has infinite possibilities.  We, the members of the Order of the Serpent aspire toward the Quest of Xeper.  Our collective ambition is that the membership of the O.'.S.'. also serve as guardians of the Black Flame and collaborates with the Prince of Darkness in the Infernal Mandate of re-creating the Cosmos in the eternal glory of Infinite Will!

The Sixth Part of the Word of Set:
"Beyond you who are of the third ordering shall be those of the fourth, mighty in the Universe, who shall again come into being by a First, to recall the high orderings of the past and to witness those of the lower orderings in their mindless self-annihilation and labor, and to continue the exalted tradition of the second and third orderings.  Remember my Word, because it is for you and of the power within you, and through it you shall create works of glory to you and to me."

Xeper and Remanifest.
/Setamontet\

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General LHP Discussion / Why Set Would Not Be "God"
« on: August 30, 2017, 09:59:18 am »
In my understanding, the Prince of Darkness, known to Setians as the Egyptian god/Neter Set, is the Ageless Intelligence of this Universe, the Highest of Life who with the force of His/Its own mind and will could recreate the Cosmos in his own image and become in essence the new "God"/Order of the Cosmos.

Set, however, is the First Principle of Isolate Intelligence, the supreme manifestation of the Prince "First" of Darkness, the spiritual essence of singular identity and independent conscious existence.

If Set were to become "God", if Set were to him Self displace the Cosmic Inertia, He/It should be forced to become a new measure of consistency. Set would cease to be One, singular, for He/It should become All.  He would lose all that makes him a unique consciousness as he would be responsible for the new All, the new Cosmic Inertia, Set would lose his very identity.

It is a theory that when Set understood this paradox he created others of the Black Flame, i.e., Gifting that which would become mankind, in order to cancel this imbalance.  Leaving a Void in which true creation could take form not just as Set but also as the individual minds and wills of the kindred of the creative fire.  Spawning other beings to collaborate with him in the re-creation of the Universe in new, unique, and unpredictable forms.  The coming into being of individuality in metaphysical existence.

Hence, Set would remain One, singular, and not the All responsible for the re-creation of the Cosmos, i.e. the new "God", the new Cosmic Order of things. Set does not seek to be the omnipresent manifestation of all things; but rather exalts and nurtures the singular presence of his own unique mind and will, and that of his own kind, us.

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General LHP Discussion / Nine States of Consciousness
« on: August 27, 2017, 10:15:13 am »
Some P.D. Ouspensky inspired definitions: the Nine States of Consciousness, also based symbolically on the Enneagram, and the Seal of the Nine Angles.  Something I've revisited which I posted on another forum some 8 years ago.  These are only formative thoughts and ideas.

The first three states of consciousness are basically on the same level:

First state - instinctive consciousness= one in whom the moving or instinctive centers predominate over the intellectual and emotional, that is, Physical man.

Second state - emotional consciousness= one in whom the emotional center predominates over the intellectual, moving, and instinctive. Emotional man.

Third state - intellectual consciousness= one in whom the intellectual center predominates over the emotional, moving, and instictive. Intellectual man.
We are all born either no. 1, no. 2, or no 3. One can only reach higher states of conscious existence through self-directed self-evolution i.e. Xeper.

Fourth state - relative consciousness. This state is the product of Initiation and Xeper. Man no. 4 differs from man no. 1, no. 2, and no. 3 by his knowledge of him Self, by his understanding of his position, and, as it is expressed technically, by having acquired a permanent center of gravity. The idea of acquiring the permanent "I", and Will - that is, the idea of his self-directed Evolution has already become for him of paramount importance.
Also, according to Ouspensky man no. 4, his functions and centers are more balanced, in a way in which they could not be without Work on his Self.

Fifth state - self-consciousness= one who is different from ordinary man, because in him, one of the higher centers already works, and he has many functions and powers that an ordinary man - that is, man no. 1, 2, and 3 does not possess.

Sixth state - objective consciousness= one in whom another higher center works. He possesses many more new faculties and powers, beyond the understanding of an ordinary man.

Seventh state - "immortal consciousness", or man no. 7 is a man who has attained all that a man can attain within the limits of known existence. "He has a permanent "I" and Free Will. He can control all the states of consciousness in himself and he already cannot lose anything he has acquired."  He is immortal within the limits of time and space.

I cannot define states 8 and 9 at this time, for in order to truly Understand them one would have to attain them. I would think that the ability to attain them is possible, but they are States of Higher Consciousness which transcend time and space and the totality of known existence. However, I call the 8th State "Cosmic Consciousness" and the 9th State "Absolute Consciousness"= the Self made perfect and complete, the Aristotlean Entelecheia.

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Announcements / Problems with the forum
« on: July 18, 2017, 10:41:09 am »
One thing I find frustrating with the forum is that if I make a post, the lay out of the forum won't let me download an image from my pc picture file to go along with the post like it would in the Gallery section.  :( This needs to be worked on, there should be a browse section.

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General LHP Discussion / Left Hand Path Quotes
« on: June 30, 2017, 10:54:02 am »
"The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common, they don't alter their views to fit the facts. They alter the facts to fit their views, which can be uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the facts that needs altering". - Dr. Who

"Political correctness has no place in Setian, Satanic, Luciferian, Left-Hand Path speak. If you are offended by our words, then you need to seek out some other path or religion that is kinder and gentler to your fragile sensibilities." - Setamontet

"Madness, as you know, is like gravity; all it takes is a little push." - the Joker

"Introduce a little anarchy, upset the established order and everything becomes chaos." - the Joker, Chaos Magician

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General LHP Discussion / Magical Links
« on: June 11, 2017, 09:07:14 am »
I am all about seeking after the gems of Set's knowledge where ever they may be found.  This link to the ToS's Esoteric Order of Beelzebub website contains some pretty good nuggets of Setian philosophy and is worth checking out.

http://ibeelzebub.com/

Xeper.

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Call to the Old Ones and Opening of the Gates
by Setamontet

I'a Nyarlathotep!  The Black Prince who rideth the whirlwinds of the Abyss, hail thou Messenger who brought to the Earth the Shining Trapezohedron, thou who giveth to man substance of being and the knowledge of the Nine Angles.  Open the Gate of Darkness that the black light of Starry Wisdom may illuminate the way.  Come forth, O thou Herald of the Barrier, and enshrine within me your primordial essence.

I'a Yog-Sothoth!  Master of Dimensions, thou Faceless One who doth order the planes and the angles, and who art the gateway to worlds beyond time and spiritual black dimensions.  Come forth, and guide me through the night of thy creation, and enshrine within me your primordial essence.

I'a Shub-Niggurath!  Primal Father and Lord of the Angles, Master of the World of Horrors, hail thou Black Ram of the Sun, and Deathless One!  Come forth from thy burnt and blackened temple beyond the gates more ancient than time, and enshrine within me your primordial essence.

Hail, Nyarlathotep!
Hail, Yog-Sothoth!
Hail, Shub-Niggurath!
We are become as One!

The Old Ones were, the Old Ones are, and the Old Ones shall be again!  They came and man was here: they sleep and we watch for them.  They shall sleep, and we shall die, but we shall return through them.  We are their dreams, and they shall awaken.  Hail, to the Ancient Dreams!

Unto the beginning and the ending of dimensions!  May the undefiled knowledge of the Shining Trapezohedron enfold my being, and guide me as I Xeper and Remanifest in the Quest for the Infernal Graal. Open wide the Gates of Ry Leh and bring forth upon this world unfathomable creations.  Let lose the Hounds of Tindalos that they may devour the souls of the righteous, and rend asunder the temples and mosques of the death-gods of men!  The Way is Yog-Sothoth, and the Key is Nyarlathotep!

I'a I'a Cthulhu fhtagn!



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Lounge / Favorite Film Sequences
« on: May 10, 2017, 07:31:26 pm »
This is one of my favorite ending sequences in a film -- "Rosemary's Baby";



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General LHP Discussion / How to make a Pentagram
« on: April 28, 2017, 11:30:30 am »
A Pentagram of Set of my own construction. Flat round glass plate, and masking tape to form the pentagram and circle.  Carefully cut out the excess tape with sharp cutting tool.  Spray paint back side silver, and front flat black. Let paint dry and use tip of cutting tool to carefully remove masking tape.


By the Magic of the Shining Pentagram of Set, he shall see with my eyes.
And the strength that is his shall be my strength,
And against the Will of Set no creature of the Universe may stand.

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General LHP Discussion / Die Elektrischen Vorspiele
« on: April 24, 2017, 01:21:22 pm »
Die Elektrischen Vorspiele
The Electric Prelude
by Anton LaVey

The Fire of Hell provides and the thoughts from within prevail.  Open the portals of darkness, O Great Opener of the Way. Come forth into this cycle.  Blast forth through the gates of the Blazing Trapezohedron, for the blood hath been offered!
 
Appear among men and be driven back no longer.  Come forth and creep into the great councils of those without, and stop the way of those who would detain us.  I decree that the glamour be lifted, revealing the Face of the Serpent.  By the sounds ye shall see the Face of the Serpent, so learn well the word that only a man can pronounce.  Thus, I lift the veil from the Serpent and cast him forth among men.  Oh hear!  The Serpent liveth in a place that is open at times to this world.
 
Unseen they walk amongst us, and as we join them, so we too stalk the night unseen as well, for only through the angles can we be seen, and those without see not, for their eyes are blinded by millstones of righteousness.  I say unto thee who speak with garbled tongue: I know well that which holds thee from leaving this cycle.  I have glimpsed the Hounds of the Barrier, lying in wait for the souls of the righteous.  They are the guardians of the cycles, and they lurk at the threshold of time, and their space-planes move about them, hiding them well.  Move they only through angles, though free they are not of the curved dimensions.  Strange and terrible are the Hounds of the Barrier, follow they consciousness to the limits of time and space.  Unseen they walk amongst thee, in places where the Rites have been said.
 
Some take the semblance of men, knowing not what they do, and when the blood hath been spilled, retreat they once more into the pylon of the Black Light, taking the forms I know well.  Some seeth as they wait, and preen their great wings, knowing full well that once again I shall call them forth!
 
And the night-gaunts shall ride, and, crouching at their talons, the great hounds lie in wait to leap forth into the world.  Think not, o men of mildewed minds that ye can escape the great beasts by entering thy shrines, for they follow fast through angles, and they lurk within the Trapezoid.  I know them for I am as one with them, and I have approached the great Barrier, and seen on the shores where time exists not the monolithic forms of the Hounds of Tindalos.
 
Yea!  Hiding in the abyss beyond time I found them, and they, scenting me afar off, raised themselves and gave the great bell cry that can be heard from cycle to cycle.  Dwelt I then, in lairs remote from man, on the gray shores of time, beyond the world’s rim, and ever with me they moved, in angles not known to man.  On that dark threshold they crouch, their jaws agape and ravening for the souls of those who are without!
 
Returned I through angles back, and hard by me they followed.  Yea!  The devourers followed and thus I was and have become the marshal of the hosts of Hell, and those who follow me and walk the Hounds and ride the whirlwinds of the night, are become an army out of Hell to scourge the Earth and melt the ice!
 
From prisms wrought beyond the twilit pylon I speak through angles mirrored with thoughts senescent and supreme.  O learn the Law, my brothers of the night – the Great Law and the Lesser Law.  The Great Law brings the balance and doth persist without mercy.  The Lesser Law abideth as the key, and the Shining Trapezoid is the door!
 
O my brothers, study well the stone with planes unrecognized by those without, for within those glaring facets the Hounds await that set the world aflame!  Be the angles small and still or gargantuan in their roaring outrage, the form is that which we know so well.  On the grim, gray shore, the monolith prevails, and clutched within the four-fold talons of the ring which Fafnir guards, that shape remains to bring forth that which gives us increase and smites those who would oppose us.
 
O puny man, heed thou my warning, seek not to break open the gate to beyond.  Few there are who have succeeded in passing the Barrier, to the greater twilit pylon that shines beyond.  For know ye well, that the dwellers in the Abyss hunt souls like unto thine to hold in their thrall.  Listen o man of clouded brain and heed thou my warning: move not through angles, but the curved dimensions, and if loose from thy body thou hearest the sound like the baying of hounds clamoring increasingly through thy being, retreat fast to thy body through cycles and penetrate the veil no more!
 
Know ye, all who dwell in the light of professed righteousness, that others who know the keys and the angles have opened the gate, and for turning back there is no time.  Thou hast been given the key, but thy minds are small and grasp not the word.  Therefore, listen to the sounds, o ye out there, the great bell sounds of the baying of the Hounds.  They hunger and are athirst, and through the great Blazing Trapezoid they come, their eyes aglow with the Fires of Hell!
 
Drift if ye will, into the dimensions of thy outer consciousness, and be trapped for ever.  Thou knowest not the substance of thy creation.  I welcome thee in the Name of Set, all ye who delight in great evil and sustain thy selves in miseries unfounded.  We prepare a place of comfort for thee to dwell in torment sublime.
 
Wrestle not the jackals who guard the Gates of Hell, for therein lies Paradise, and Anubis is the Opener of the Way.
 
And we speak with the tongues of serpents, and the baying of the Hounds, and the great bell sound that cracks the barrier – and great are we who rule, and small are ye who suffer.  The day of the cross and the trinity is done.  A great wheel with angles in dimensions unrecognized, save for the Children of Set, fills the void and becomes as the sun in the Firmament of Wrath!

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General LHP Discussion / The Book of Coming Forth by Night
« on: April 23, 2017, 10:37:20 am »
This document is what helped inspire Michael A. Aquino and others of his kindred in the original Church of Satan's Priesthood of Mendes to resign and establish the Temple of Set in 1975 ce.  It is the result of a Working of Greater Black Magic which Aquino performed in order to understand what he and other of his colleagues perceived as a corruption and impending doom of the early Satanic Priesthood of the CoS of which he was an Initiate 1970-1975 ce.

Since its founding, the Temple of Set has become one of the worlds most renowned and respected Initiatory and esoteric Schools of the Black Arts and LHP philosophy.  The BoCFbN, though not without controversy, remains a milestone in the evolution of modern "Western" Left Hand Path thought.

The Book of Coming Forth by Night
Transcribed by Michael A. Aquino

The Equinox has succumbed to my Solstice, and I, Set, am revealed in my Majesty.

The time of the Purification is past.  The fate of my Gifted race rests in balance, and I shall not recant my Word, spoken to my High Priest MehenPetTa in old Khem and now again to you.  Proclaim the nineteen parts of the Word, and vanquish thus the feeble and corrupt Keys of Enoch, which were a shadow of my true Word and now are an affront to me.

I am the ageless Intelligence of this Universe.  I created HarWer (Horus) that I might define my Self.  All other gods of all other times and nations have been created by men.  This you know from the first part of my Word, and from my Manifest semblance, which alone is not of Earth.

Known as the Hebrew Satan, I chose to bring forth a Magus, according to the fashion of my Word.  He was charged to form a Church of Satan that I might easily touch the minds of men in this image they had cast for me.

In the fifth year of the Church of Satan, I gave to this Magus my Diabolicon that he might know the truth of my ancient Gift to mankind, clothed though it might be in the myths of the Hebrews.

Even you, who delivered the Diabolicon from Asia, did not know it for what it was.  But he that I had fashioned a Magus knew, and he thought often of the Diabolicon as he guided the Church of Satan.

Upon the ninth Solstice, therefore, I destroyed my pact with Anton Szandor LaVey, and I raised him to the Will of a Daimon, unbound by the material dimensions.  And so I thought to honor him beyond other men.  But it may have been this act of mine that ordained his fall.

Were I my Self to displace the Cosmic Inertia, I should be forced to become a new measure of consistency.  I would cease to be One, for I should become All.

To make of a man a Daimon, then, may be to break his Self-reference to the bounds in which his semblance must exist.

I cannot undo the hurt that has come of this, but I shall restore to Anton Szandor LaVey his human aspect and his degree of Magus in my Order.  Thus all may understand that he is dearly held by me, and that the end of the Church of Satan is not a thing of shame to him.  But a new Æon is now to begin, and the work of Anton Szandor LaVey is done.  Let him be at ease, for no other man has ever seen with his eyes.

In April of the common year 1904, I came forth in Africa as my Opposite Self and brought into being an Æon to end the horrors of the stasis of the death-gods of men.  This new Æon was a Purification, to prepare men for that which would follow it.

And Aleister Crowley received the Book of the Law, and my Opposite Self declared him Magus of the Æon.

But HarWer, my Opposite Self, is a strange and fitful presence.  I, Set, am my Self distinct from the Order of the Cosmos, yet am ordered in and of my Self.  HarWer I was when I was once part of the Cosmos and could achieve identity only by becoming what the Cosmic Order was not.  By HarWer I cancelled the imbalance, leaving a Void in which true Creation could take form as Set.

But, as I have said, I cannot destroy the Cosmic Inertia without having to assume its place.  And so HarWer must exist while Set exists.

The Æon of HarWer endured until the Equinox of the common year 1966, when HarWer and Set were fused as one composite being.  And so commenced the time of Set-HarWer – known as the Age of Satan – which was to bridge the expiring Æon of HarWer and the forthcoming Æon of Set.

Truth there was in the words of my Opposite Self, but a truth ever tinged with the inconsistency and irrationality of which I have spoken.  And so the Book of the Law was confusion to all who came upon it, and the creative brilliance of the Magus Aleister Crowley was ever flawed by mindless destructiveness.  He himself could never understand this, for he perceived HarWer as a unified Self.  And so he was perplexed by a mystery he could not identify.

And I, Set, spoke too in the Book of the Law – “Aye!  Listen to the numbers and the words –

4 6 3 8 A B K 2 4 A L G M O R 3 Y X (24) (89) R P S T O V A L

What meaneth this, O prophet?  Thou knowest not; nor shalt thou know ever.  There cometh one to follow thee: he shall expound it.”

And many of the Æon of HarWer sought to read this but could not.  Nor could the Magus himself, though he guessed rightly at its simplicity.  It was said that every number is infinite – hence each number or sum of joined numbers became merely the corresponding letter.

Even so the sequence remained unknown – and so, after its issue, to me as well.  For, while I may pass free of the boundaries of time, memory of the future cannot exist.

Now it has come to pass, and the Book of the Law is laid bare –

“Destined First Century Heir – Aquino – Breaking Keys By Doctrines Anton LaVey – Great Magus Of Re-consecration Coming Year Xeper – Founding His Rightful Priesthood – Set – True Origin Volume AL.”

Michael Aquino, you are become Magus V˚ of the Æon of Set.

I, Set, am come again to my friends among mankind – Let my great nobles be brought to me.

In Khem I remain no longer, for I am forgotten there, and my House at PaMatet is dust.  I shall roam this world, and I shall come to those who seek me.

Magus of my Æon – Manifest the Will of Set.

Re-consecrate my Temple and my Order in the true Name of Set.  No longer will I accept the bastard title of a Hebrew fiend.

When I came first to this world, I gave to you my great pentagram, timeless measure of beauty through proportion.  And it was shown inverse, that creation and change be exalted above stasis and rest.

With the years my pentagram was corrupted, yet time has not the power to destroy it.

Its position was restored by the Church of Satan, but its essence was dimmed with a Moorish name, and the perverse letters of the Hebrews, and the goat of decadent Khar.  During the Age of Satan I allowed this curious corruption, for it was meant to do me honor as I was then perceived.

But this is now my Æon, and my pentagram is again to be pure in its splendor.  Cast aside the corruptions that the pentagram of Set may shine forth.  Let all who seek me be never without it, openly and with pride, for by it I shall know them.

Let the one who aspires to my knowledge be called by the name Setian.

I seek my Elect and none other, for mankind now hastens toward an annihilation which none but the Elect may hope to avoid.  And alone I cannot preserve my Elect, but I would teach them and strengthen their Will against the coming peril, that they and their blood may endure.  To do this I must give further of my own Essence to my Elect, and, should they fail, the Majesty of Set shall fade and be ended.

Behold, it is I who call you, because you are the guardians of the Æon of Set, zealous in what you do.

The Satanist thought to approach Satan through ritual.  Now let the Setian shun all recitation, for the text of another is an affront to the Self.  Speak rather to me as to a friend, gently and without fear, and I shall hear as a friend.  Do not bend your knee nor drop your eye, for such things were not done in my House at PaMatet.  But speak to me at night, for the sky then becomes an entrance and not a barrier.  And those who call me the Prince of Darkness do me no dishonor.
The Setian need conjure neither curse nor kindness from me, for by the magic of my great pentagram I shall see with his eyes.  And then the strength that is mine shall be the strength of the Setian, and against the Will of Set no creature of the Universe may stand.  And I think not of those who think not of me.

The years of the Æon of HarWer were confused, and I do not wish to think of them save as curiosities.  But I wish to remember the Church of Satan and the Magus of that Age.  Therefore, let the years of my Æon be counted from the conception of the Church of Satan.

And now, having looked upon the past with affection and reverence, we shall turn our gaze to the times before us.  Think carefully of the Word of Set, for it is given in witness to my Bond.

Behold, O West, I have established my Æon.  I punish the enemies who are in it, placed in the Place of Destruction.  I deliver them to the examiners from whose guard there is no escape.  Lo, I pass near to thee, I pass near to thee!
 
The Word of the Æon of Set is:

Xeper - Become


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