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@Xepera maSet  That makes a lot of sense, I need to read the book.

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General LHP Discussion / Re: Another book price rant
« on: January 21, 2019, 05:36:48 pm »
That's out of print and limited edition. Any book that's out of print or original edition will be most likely to be ridiculously expensive. Not sure if that is original or second edition but Ixaxaar just had a reprint. There "normal" editions are anywhere from 45 to 65 euros for the most part, which is still expensive but they put out so few things a year now that it makes sense. I don't see how else 2-4 books a year without constant circulation could be profitable and it creates a constant quality control as opposed to fallofman and scarlet imprint, and ixaxaar's early books.

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General LHP Discussion / Re: sex magic with partners
« on: January 20, 2019, 12:59:16 am »
Seems that list covers almost all of the basics of uses of Sex Magic, @Kapalika.


In addition, magical child, sometimes known as moon child. I'm reading Kenneth Grant now and he talks about creating a moon child with astral entities that are more stellar and foreign in nature, which a lot of focus on the kalas to do so.


I've also seen him mention to use it for dream control, and even solo sex magic, could work for dream control but it gets more intense with a partner, obviously.


And antionomianism seems to be  a common reason in a lot, lot of practices of sex magic. I'm sure you're familiar with that in a hindu sense so I won't bore you repeating stuff I know less about than you. I do know it was mentioned somewhere I can't recall that Crowley would chose partners that often repulsed him in someway so that he would get closer to accepting the universe as is . Not sure if true, but at least a logical guess.

Fun note on to join with the elemental, I've never seen that mentioned until I read an Enochian Sex Magic book.

Also, Lon Milo DuQuette has come up with a way to use sex magic with the Goetia. How safe that is, I don't know, but in that case it seems to serve to increases gnosis.

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Journals / Re: Journal of Nemo 93- (Formerly King Mob)
« on: January 19, 2019, 08:15:30 pm »
@Frater Sisyphus  I love that there's synchronicities between our paths from completely different angles. I've had a fascination in alchemical art lately too, I can't wait for your book! Also, I saw you post about islam and while it's not my main paradigm or belief, I plan on working with my djinn sorcery grimoire soon.

It's only been 9 days since I posted but a bit has changed. I still have interest in Thelema but I'm more interested in the Typhonian currents in research.  I have plans to write my own Necronomicon taking influence from Grant, Simon, modern pop culture, and more.

Tai Chi and Qi Gong remains my praxis for Taoism. I have also started I-Ching readings. I am less concerned in reading about it and more concerned about applying it's principles to my life. I may work with the mythology in the near future.

I'm using the beginning of this year to build strong foundations via chaos magic paradigm by charging ceremonial weapons by way of Psybermagic but with my own kabbalistic significances added.



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Satanism / Re: Re-Review of The Satanic Bible 50th Anniversary ReVision
« on: January 19, 2019, 02:55:13 am »
It's probably my favorite Satanic, in the modern sense, text. I really want to read Mindwar next.

My only problems with Aquino are not solved in this. One is his philosophical arguments based in traditional philosophy are unconvincing and seem very biased. The other being he's often wrong about certain Academic areas like history and other things.

But his over-all philosophy and paradigm is very inspiring and useful and I'm glad I own this version of the Satanic Bible, it has a lot of amazing stuff in there.

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Reading / Re: What are you reading?
« on: January 19, 2019, 02:46:45 am »
I actually never ended up reading the books I said I was. I read some daoist texts instead.

Currently working my way through Outside the Circles of Time, Outergateways, and Beyond the Mauve zone with plans to read Hekate's whatever it was called and the finale book of the Typhonian trilogies afterward.

I'm switching between the books but I feel I've read enough Kenneth Grant now to make sense of all the ideas. If something comes up I haven't read in the other books yet, I still get the general idea and some of it is redundant yet enlightening.

Really really love his analysis of Thelema and the Current Aeon and possible meanings thereof.

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General LHP Discussion / Re: Any good works on the Slavic Tradition?
« on: January 15, 2019, 06:38:24 pm »
Great Perfection Doctrine is pretty cool.

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Journals / Re: Journal of Nemo 93- (Formerly King Mob)
« on: January 10, 2019, 07:58:46 am »
Y'all may have noticed I've taken a long break. I've had a few medical problems over the past year that's ultimately kept me from a lot of real progress anywhere, unfortunately. I'm taking steps to correct them.


My main focus is Taoism right now, although Thelema is still very important to me, perhaps even moreso than before. But I'm almost strictly focused on what appears in Book of the Law and my personal interpretation of it. Chaos magic is still my ritual paradigm. I've signed up for an 11 week Tai Chi Chen class.

Along with the tao, I've adopted William Burrough's Do Easy to regain motivation.

Nuit/Hadit concept proves very useful for ritual magic in the way that I understand the concepts now.

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Other Religions / Re: The Tao
« on: January 10, 2019, 07:14:12 am »
@Frater Sisyphus  It's good to see you! I was actually wondering what you've been up to. I'll comment in your diary thread.

Er, when I compared doaism to buddhism, I meant the focus on non-action as well as how they converged throughout history in their, er, religious aspects? It feels really weird saying that because Dao, and I'm curious how that evolved. I'm actually about to dive deeper into it, even though that kind of defeats the purpose. I'm starting Tai Chi Chen classes on Friday! I'm really curious of how the mythology evolved from an anthropological perspective.

But I agree with you that it can fit a wide variety of contexts. I see it much like The Force from Star Wars, especially The Last Jedi.  It's in perfect harmony and the light and dark are both natural and balance, but it will certainly aid anyone who learns it's ways. Star Wars was both largely based off of Buddhism and Taoism I believe, at least the prequels so that makes sense.


Buddhism is definitely more strict but I see a lot of Buddhism as contrary to Buddha's teachings. I think both philosophies describe a lot of the same concepts in similar but different language but they're still somewhat opposite. A great example is Journey to the West. I was actually just reading an article about that mentioned mistranslation causing a problems. For example, abstinence from intoxicant in Buddhism is missing a lot of cultural context and many mind-altering substances were not considering intoxicants such as marijuana. It was more a spiritual and literal view, as alcohol is considered an intoxicant. I also read that there's a buddhist sect that considers alcohol one of the few recreational drugs that's not intoxicant, so it's always great to be aware of how cultural norms can corrupt original intent. But yeah, I can see buddha closer to the confucian-esque control religion than the life affirmative tao religion.

I'm still incredibly curious how and why they share cosmology. I also wonder if hinduism is compatible with taoism in any meaningful way, I read on an old topic in on another forum that their high level energy work deal with opposing energies. I feel like Crowley was way more influenced by taoism than buddhism now that I study it a bit more.

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Other Religions / Re: The Tao
« on: January 09, 2019, 08:12:22 am »
Synchronicity, I just recently paradigm shifted to taoism as one of a few main studies. I really used to prefer Zuang Zi quotes to Lao Tzu but now I find Tao Te Jing to be far superior.

I think taoism, like buddhism, can be one of those things anyone can pull nice life lessons from to help be more productive or at peace but can only really be understood by practicing it. Taoism is certainly more suitable for left-hand path people than buddhism as it's a middle path religion and I personally find it's philosophy the best for accomplishing something in theory.


 

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Peter J Carroll's kind of a self proclaimed nerd, especially in his latter writings so there's some nerdy influence from him. Mainly just the moorcock and discworld stuff in his early career.

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CHAOS MONASTICISM,
by Peter Carroll

At any time members of the Pact may elect to follow the observances
of the Monks and Nuns of Chaos for as long as it pleases them. These
observances come in three forms, the lesser, greater and extreme.
Their purpose is to renew and strengthen ones dedication to the
Great Work of Magic. The Observances of Monk or Nun of Chaos should
not be undertaken for a period of less than one week. There is no
maximum period but when observances are undertaken for an
unspecified period they should be ended at some later point in a
definite way rather than be allowed to fall into gradual disuse.
Chaoist Monks and Nuns may be fully itinerant and unless otherwise
specified by choice the monastery is notionally defined as the
entire planet although some form of retreat may facilitate the more
rigorous observances. The observances given are to be regarded as a
minimum to which further observances may be added at will. To begin
the observances of a Chaoist Monk or Nun the candidate takes an oath
over a staff dedicated to magic which is then carried throughout the
period of the observances. The staff should not be smaller than a
walking stick and although it may be left in a room or building that
the monk or nun may have entered it should always be close to hand
and carried from place to place.


The general form of the oath and the observances is as follows:

The Oath:

I, Soror/Frater _____ do elect to perform the Lesser/Greater/Extreme
Observances of a Nun/Monk of Chaos, from henceforth, for a period of
____ / for as long as it pleases me, inasmuch that I avow that I
will: (the chosen set of observances plus any personal additions are
then enumerated)

The Lesser Observances:

1, Carry a magical staff at all times.
2, Perform a banishing ritual on awaking and retiring.
3, Keep a full record of dreams.
4, Perform a full magical ritual each day.
5, Dedicate any sexual gnosis to magic.

The Greater Observances:

1, Perform the five Lesser Observances.
2, Perform a second full magical ritual each day.
3, Visualize the Sigil of Chaos at least once during each waking
   hour.

The extreme Observances:

1, Perform the seven Lesser and Greater Observances.
2, Perform a third full magical ritual each day.
3, Visualize the Sigil of Chaos at least once during every hour.


Notes and Observations:

The daily full magical rituals might consist of a Mass of Chaos or
Auto da Fe or some other act of evocation, divination, enchantment,
invocation or illumination of similar length.

By dedicating any sexual gnosis to magic the monk or nun affirms
that any sexual act performed during the period of observances will
be used to cast spells for divination or invocation or similar
magical purpose. The hourly visualisation of the Sigil of Chaos is
facilitated by the use of an alarm watch and a powerful alarm clock
may well be useful for the night time visualisations of the extreme
observances. The considerable inconvenience of bearing a magical
staff serves to increase vigilance and acts as a constant reminder
to complete the other observances. It also serves as a badge of
office and other members of the Pact should accord the monk or nun
whatever assistance they require with their work where possible. If
the work goes poorly and the observances are largely not met then
the staff should be destroyed. If the work proceeds satisfactorily
then the staff should be kept as an object or power. It is customary
to engrave upon the staff a record of the observances performed.
Thus 127 signified the lesser observances for twenty seven days, 333
the extreme observances for thirty three days. The Pact tries to
ensure that the Sigil of Chaos is visualized once an hour somewhere
on earth.

                       

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Reading / Re: What are you reading?
« on: December 29, 2018, 05:59:52 am »
Gonna crack into some David Foster Wallace as well as Thee Psychick Bible.

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General LHP Discussion / NEMO 93 on meditation and the brain/mind
« on: October 28, 2018, 06:35:30 pm »
Wait, someine is actually applying all drugs effect the brain the same way and for that reason it's different than how meditation effects the brain? I'm sure all the hundreds of drugs out there, none of them work on similar characters with meditation. This argument is prime example of meditation being as damaging to one's connection to reality as much as drugs are.

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Setianism / Re: Thought on Apep and Tiamat
« on: October 28, 2018, 06:28:34 pm »
Pretty much false. The priests were required to make fetishes of Apep and kill it every day.

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