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General LHP Discussion / Re: Do many of you use Baphomet?
« on: February 21, 2020, 04:16:29 pm »
For those interested, I made these public-domain versions based on Lévi's image (sans the surrounding Hebrew characters, etc.:

Science / Re: How and why to colonize Venus
« on: February 21, 2020, 02:11:07 pm »
Interesting, I read the linked NASA paper as well. I tend to think that most space explorations like this will initially employ drones, robots, etc., until enough infrastructure is in place. There is also the matter of travel time, I found this article about fusion rockets:

My father was involved with the Gemini and Shuttle programs among other things, one being some fusion power plant at ORNL. He thought the various fusion programs were wastes of time and money, but that was back in the early 1980's. I found this article which outlines a new approach to fusion power:

It's a technology we really need, both here on the planet and beyond. We'll see how it plays out. In the meantime, it looks like some scientists and engineers still have job security because of the whole idea. ;)

General LHP Discussion / Re: Is the RHP a myth?
« on: February 14, 2020, 04:49:38 pm »
Quote from: Hapu
What I mostly want is money!


Lounge / Re: What do you do when uncommon dreams come to you?
« on: February 12, 2020, 04:55:32 pm »
From Psychology Today, emphasis added:

Many, if not most, of the operations of the mind take place below the level of conscious awareness. The conscious mind contains all the thoughts, feelings, cognitions, and memories we acknowledge, while the unconscious consists of deeper mental processes not readily available to the conscious mind. Much of human motivation and interpersonal attraction also takes shape beyond conscious awareness.

Concerning dreams:

Dreams are the stories the brain tells during sleep - collections of clips, images, feelings, and memories that involuntarily occur during the REM (rapid eye movement) stage of slumber. Humans typically have multiple dreams per night that grow longer as sleep draws to a close.

"memories we acknowledge" : moments of Xeper are very hard to forget, and therefore tend to come up in dreams.

General LHP Discussion / Re: Is the RHP a myth?
« on: February 10, 2020, 02:14:17 pm »
My only thought is that I use the terms LHP/RHP rather loosely to contrast the difference between self-directed religions and conventional ones based on saviors.

General LHP Discussion / Re: How do *you* LHP?
« on: February 08, 2020, 06:54:46 pm »
Quote from: Mindmaster
...arguing until they run out of oxygen...


Lounge / Re: Organizing this Forum
« on: February 08, 2020, 06:50:03 pm »
Thanks for the suggestions so far. I'll probably make incremental changes based on concensus. Forum traffic has been steadily increasing so we're asking about this with the future in mind.

Quote from: Etu Malku
Thelema is not a LHP religion

I've already decided to leave that topic in the "Other Religions" section for now.

Satanism / Re: What is really removed from /r/Satanism?
« on: February 06, 2020, 07:25:41 pm »
More importantly, welcome back @Mindmaster. 8)

General LHP Discussion / Re: How do *you* LHP?
« on: February 02, 2020, 03:35:39 pm »
1.) I was into LaVey's Satanism for a long time, and remain a student of that. Setian Philosophy is newer to me. I've never been an initiate of the Temple of Set, but they've been rather forthcoming with information in recent years. With those resources, along with the Order of the Serpent project, it's been delightful to have so many new things to explore.

For me the Left-Hand Path is about personal dominion over my choice of philosophies, aesthetics, and practices. Beyond that becoming, re-becoming, seeking mysteries, and auto-theism seem to be among the permeating concepts between paradigms. And in this business, the captain of the ship might want to avoid walking the plank and stepping overboard blindfolded.

2.) Do I "live and let live", or "live and let die"? I don't bow, kneel, grovel, or pray, or feel some emotional obligation to anyone or anything unless I so choose. Sometimes I do things out of a genuine sense of altruism. Or I may attempt to appear to do such things with an ulterior motive in mind.

3.) That we all belong to some religion of agreement, necessarily engage in crimes making sacrifices to the Devil, and of course we're just lost souls who are in need of saving. Some deem certain symbols inherently evil no matter which way you turn them. If someone says something is Satanic, well then by gosh it must be.

Quote from: Ghostbusters
So be good, for goodness sake. Woaaah, somebody's comin'!

Lounge / Re: A place to share Art
« on: February 01, 2020, 10:33:14 am »
Some jewelry I made in high school.

Thelema / Introduction to Thelema
« on: January 29, 2020, 10:28:37 am »
This is a placeholder, if anyone cares to write a sticky.

Introductions / Re: Greetings
« on: January 26, 2020, 02:23:53 pm »
Welcome to the forum. 8)

Journals / Re: Resignation
« on: January 24, 2020, 12:30:00 am »
You resigned both in public and private, which was entirely your choice - not ours.

Satanism / Re: Money
« on: January 21, 2020, 02:11:51 pm »
The whole idea would make for a great article, I'd be happy to assist. I like the seriousness combined with a sense of humor - Black Magic at it's finest. I'm wondering about the reverse side of the million-dollar bill, maybe do a stylized shopping cart, more Monopoly symbolism, etc. Perhaps "A Penny Saved is a Million Dollars not Earned".

Satanism / Re: Money
« on: January 21, 2020, 11:43:52 am »
New version.

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