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General LHP Discussion / Re: V.K. Jehannum on Set
« on: October 19, 2018, 12:53:41 am »
Quote from: crossfire
Set is anger turning inward to clear out the boiling eddies of the mind...

I see the relationship between Set/Apep as symbolic of the sovereignty of controlled mindfulness over uncontrolled mindlessness. Anger can certainly be an important aspect of that, as it tends to react to chaotic events swiftly and with precision. Like you said in your essay, "anger is a quick and strong emotion". The glyph for Set was indeed included in words related to rage, violence, war, etc. (Seth, God of Confusion p.22-23).

I'm not following V.K.'s thoughts very well here, but the Egyptian religion was rich in symbolism and people use it different ways.



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Satanism / Re: Cross of Confusion?
« on: October 17, 2018, 10:03:39 pm »
From the Blue Oyster Cult site: http://www.blueoystercult.com/Interact/FAQ/FAx17b.html

Says it's a stylized Saturn symbol, not sure if theirs is the original known version.


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Artemism / Admin Note
« on: October 13, 2018, 10:40:44 pm »
This board was created so @Olive may share her unique paradigm and approach to the Left-Hand Path in greater detail, looking forward to seeing it evolve.

(I'll remove this post once an introduction is ready.)

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Lounge / Re: Second Edition of my book and quoting the forum
« on: October 10, 2018, 06:55:15 pm »
Okay with me.

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General LHP Discussion / Re: Advice for buying quality LHP books
« on: October 09, 2018, 03:09:50 am »
Anyway, remember that the LHP is a practice not simply a philosophy; what you read will never be as relevant as what you are doing. It'd be far more valuable and productive to master a few simple techniques or implement core principles in your life, rather than emptying your wallet.

This is a good point. You can try on shoes or gloves all day to see what fits, but have to keep them on for awhile and break them in before you really know if they were worth the price paid.





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General LHP Discussion / Re: Advice for buying quality LHP books
« on: October 09, 2018, 12:06:21 am »
Interests vary widely, so I'm not sure about any "best" source. But maybe people can post suggestions of books they find valuable (with short commentaries, links to purchase sites/PDFs, etc.) We have some recommendations in our Library of the Ancient Serpent.

Archive.org has a ton of books, which are apparently legal to download as long as you don't re-distribute them yourself. Like checking out books from a library without ever having to return them. :D

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Lounge / Re: Introducing myself
« on: October 08, 2018, 11:24:29 pm »
Sorry missed this response. r/satanism mostly, r/esotericoccult (although things have slowed there some), some other random things.

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Reading / Re: Notes on Behold The Prince Of Darkness
« on: October 01, 2018, 04:03:46 pm »
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This boils down to "thanks and also I'm still kind of a pedantic jerk"

It's all too common for people to come storming in acting like they know everything. May I ask what you have done that is so great? This forum is about the free exchange of ideas, not oneupsmanship. You could have easily offered your opinions in a mature manner without being an asshole.

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Has anyone actually finished Aquino's book?

I've been reading M.A.'s new book here and there. There is a lot of CoS history/images, the Diabolion/9th Solstice letters (and LaVey's responses), the Word of Set, material from other books like MindStar/Black Magic, and new stuff about ritual/magic, etc.

Those who are already familiar with his works/philosophy probably don't really need this. I'm still not sure about the title or formatting which attempts to follow the original SB to some extent, but can still recommend the book because there is a lot of information in one place.

It's basically a compilation of M.A.'s contributions to, and perceptions of what this "Satanism" is about to him.

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Lounge / Re: Do you believe there can be "mind" without "self"?
« on: September 29, 2018, 10:14:07 am »
My initial response before pondering is roughly this:

Mind = Self = Soul = Form = Holy Guardian Angel = the black flame = the gift of Set = the light of Lucifer = the flame of Olympus = etc.

From where I sit, the division of self is a convenience.. :D

But, it's all semantics to some degree.

It's more like YOU are a network, a complicated psycho-spiritual manifestation. You are the "I", but also "The God". Though, both have independent will and concerns. Anyway, where would we be if life was so bland? I think it's far greater to realize our potential in this regard. It's beautiful that it's complicated, to some degree.

In essence, I think that's the best thing about the left-hand path... That we have to accept no limitations on our investigation, and we can explore these topics to our hearts content.

If I understand correctly, this reflects my view of "reality" pretty well. I can't chalk everything up to materialism, but also can't deny that I'm incarnate and have 100 billion neurons at my disposal.

Concerning semantics: I might say that the "mind" is electro-physical in nature, and the "self" is unnatural/separate and not subject to the laws of physics. I could also take the whole thing to another level and say that Xeper wouldn't occur without the push and play between these two realms.


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Journals / Re: idgo forgot its grimoire at home and is using this instead
« on: September 28, 2018, 06:06:51 pm »
The pentagram icons are related to post count: 0+, 50+, 100+, 250+ 500+.

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Lounge / Re: Introducing myself
« on: September 25, 2018, 12:24:05 pm »
What subreddits do you frequent?

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This one is pretty abstract also, kinda resembles a crown. I'm a little fuzzy on how to describe it but here are the various aspects:

Trapezoid - The unknown mysteries of the universe, realm of infinite possibilities.

Pentagrams - Mirror reflections of the Prince of Darkness, defining and resting upon the Trapezoid.

Pentagon - The lower four edges represent 4D space-time. The twin pentagrams force apart what would otherwise be a square, and hold the top open to maintain a connection to a 5th dimension, thus adding consciousness and self-awareness to the mundane clockwork of the natural world.

Pyramid - The intelligent and enlightened individual, supported and exalted by all the rest. It is the "crown jewel" of reality.

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Lounge / Re: Introducing myself
« on: September 25, 2018, 02:39:58 am »
Welcome to the forum.

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