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I understand that these books don't require historical accuracy or adherence to any theory but the author's own. Even works of fiction can be useful magically, when I was younger I used Simon's Necronomicon to that end.

But I'm always interested in how people formulate their ideas, which is why I tried to dig into this a little deeper. I corrected an assumption in my post above because the author mentions "a" Turin Papyrus but not which one.

From the excerpt:

Set disturbs the linear order of reduplication...

Set-Typhon was the god who brought about abortion, this could be observed when Isis feared Set during her pregnancy. In ancient Egypt, pregnant women wore amulets in order to protect themselves from abortion, a phenomenon caused by Set.

"I am a Man of a million cubits, whose name is Evil Day. As for the day of giving birth or conceiving, there is no giving birth and trees bear no fruit." - Set himself in a Turin Papyrus

The connection between Death and Set will be deepened in the chapter dedicated to him, but it is noteworthy to say here that women who commit abortion were and still are sacred to the cults of Death.

I wish more sources were cited so I can better understand the origins of the author's theories. But they seem at least partially based on Plutarch's account of Isis and Osiris:

On the third day Typhon was born, but not in due season or manner, but with a blow he broke through his mother's side and leapt forth.

The Turin Papyrus was written during the decline of the Osirin era when Set was demonized because of his association with foreign attackers, and I tend to think the quote has more to do with that than abortion/stillbirth. Edit: I'm still trying to find the correct document.

I'd be interested in your assessment of the book if/when you obtain it.


Setianism / Re: MINDSTAR!
« on: March 07, 2018, 11:05:32 am »
MindStar touches upon many subjects. Though some of the descriptions are rather brief, it's a nice overview of Aquino's metaphysical views, and introduces a variety of topics one can pursue further on their own.

The typical crude concept of the "soul" is something of greater complexity and mystery than most are willing to explore. It's much easier to dumb down the principle of self-awareness or simply ignore it altogether. But Aquino is aggressive and comprehensive in his approach: "the devil is in the detail", as they say.

General LHP Discussion / Re: Discussion on Thelema: RHP or LHP?
« on: March 02, 2018, 10:53:09 am »
...but I want to say while Book of the Law does have some stuff that's incredibly hard to make a subjective rather than objective interpretation of, I'd argue that it also functions as a sort of magical rorshach test in which the reader forms their own opinions on it thus emphasizing individualism.

This is an interesting analogy.

I think the key here is focused intent. It should be possible to curse their annoying actions in an effort to prevent them from being directed at you, without actually causing any real harm to the perpetrator. But I wouldn't view that in terms of helping anyone but yourself.

Other Religions / Re: Thursatru
« on: February 23, 2018, 11:00:06 pm »

General LHP Discussion / Re: Downsides of a solitary path
« on: February 18, 2018, 02:28:41 pm »
I was discussing the concept of Focus with someone the other day. In my case, I have many interests and tend to drag myself in too many directions. So I'm going to try to change that habit, because mastering a particular thing requires dedication.

It's good to have mentors who are supportive but honest. This can work within the context of a degree system, but I think such a thing would be hard to design and manage properly. Mentors and friends can help recognize both progress and potential in lieu of such a program.

Balance is very important and I'm glad you mentioned it. (It's an important symbol of the Pentagram to me, resting on a single point.) Not an easy task, but something I try to keep in mind.

Music / Re: Music thread
« on: February 14, 2018, 05:34:43 pm »

Setianism / Re: Towards Setian Idealism
« on: February 08, 2018, 05:19:19 pm »
Not sure if this really fits into the discusson, but it has occurred to me that perhaps this principle/god of isolate self-aware intelligence remains elusive because the principle itself requires it.

If people aren't given the latitude to come to unique understandings of their own being, Set, or any other deity, all is lost. There can be no true Selfhood without choice.

Journals / Re: pi_ramesses - A Setian Journal
« on: February 04, 2018, 02:55:22 pm »
I see the reference to it in Black Magic, p. 24-25.

It's an interesting esoteric name. "House of Ramesses".. perhaps the "House" is indeed represented by mathematical Pi, the circle that enshrines the Phi of the Black Flame? I see some "pentagrammic" symbolism in this, perhaps. And there is an emoji for that: 8)

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

Setianism / Re: The Book of Coming Forth by Night
« on: January 31, 2018, 09:58:07 am »

I think it's a personal thing, more explanation in the attached image.

Science / Re: Saturn as the original Sun...
« on: January 30, 2018, 04:20:57 pm »
I've been meaning to try to wrap my brain around the Electric Universe theory, as I remain unconvinced about the Big Bang, which seems rather "creationist" in nature to me. I'll try make a post on that subject soon, thanks for bringing it up.

Setianism / Re: Towards Setian Idealism
« on: January 30, 2018, 03:38:36 pm »
This is great, point 4b is particularly interesting.

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