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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.

Satanism / Re: Money
« on: January 17, 2020, 05:39:41 pm »
Speaking of Monopoly, let's not forget about wagers:

Over 25 years ago I was interested in a used (and rather obsolete) Commodore 128 desktop model, which had two main processors, two video processors, an audio synthesizer, and a built-in disk drive. It required a special monitor for the two video modes.

They wanted $200 for all of it, I talked them down to $80 for the computer and monitor. Good thing I did, as I blew up the extra video chip in attempts to create my own video modes. Otherwise the computer worked fine, but after that I was glad I paid the minimum price.

Satanism / Re: Money
« on: January 17, 2020, 02:36:34 pm »
I like the idea. Monopoly had different game markers at different times, including an overflowing sack of cash.

Satanism / Re: Money
« on: January 17, 2020, 12:50:51 pm »
I couldn't help it.

Satanism / Re: Money
« on: January 16, 2020, 04:56:29 pm »
Dear @Hapu, since I was unable to find a match, I was wondering if this Seal of Mammon is one of your own design or originated somewhere else. (It really doesn't matter as I prefer it to others I've seen, just curious.)

Lounge / Re: Joined website today.
« on: January 16, 2020, 01:26:35 pm »
I'm currently reading "the essential guide to the left hand path) by Don Webb and following its advice.

A great book to have. I like Don Webb's down-to-earth and honest approach to things, and need to get more of his books.

Satanism / Re: Money
« on: January 14, 2020, 06:57:47 pm »
Quote from: Hapu
I adore the shopping cart.

The Satanic Cross I hung upon the cart made a nice "cha-ching" sound as I pulled a $20 bill from it today. Hail Mammon!

Satanism / Re: Set in Anti-cosmic Satanism
« on: January 14, 2020, 04:56:01 pm »
An excerpt from "Set's Speech to the Chosen 72":

I am the one empowered by the Wrath of the Dragon and the seed of Apep is my true Sekhem!

Michael Aquino's explanation of sekhem suggests that it combines with the ab, creating a temple or dwelling place within the psyche for one or more neteru. Therefore when a certain neter is regularly invoked over time, through the sekhem one becomes more entrained to the deity in question.

The speech mentions "the seed of Apep" as Set's true sekhem, and also "the powers of Isfet". Invoking those deities makes sense in the context of anti-cosmic Satanism, since they represent disruption of the balance of Ma'at. Ra seems to fit this definition of Demiurge:

A Gnostic subordinate deity who is the creator of the material world.

Which reveals the solar nature of Ra. Both Set and Apep are stellar deities. In my mind, Apep represents mindless chaos while Set represents controlled chaos. Therefore Apep could indeed be one aspect of Set's sekhem. The ancient Egyptians very much despised Apep, so the story of Set versus Apep makes sense as Set was a god of War.

Going back to the original question: Set didn't destroy Apep. If Set were to do so, he could possibly end up on a path leading to absorption into the Demiurge itself rather than remaining separated from it.

Satanism / Re: Boyd Rice's new book
« on: January 13, 2020, 04:29:30 pm »
I'm personally not really in the mood for yet another history lesson about the Church of Satan (or any other organization), but recognize the possible value of such books as historical records.

One problem for me is that opinions differ when it comes to Anton LaVey and the Church of Satan. Since everyone accuses everyone else of revisionism, who is one to believe?

If any significant tribute could have been made in LaVey's honor after his departure, it would have been a book containing diverse contributions from those who knew him and his legacy the best. But I doubt that will ever happen, and there is too much disagreement for me to believe one story over another.

So basically, fuck it.

Satanism / Re: Money
« on: January 12, 2020, 06:31:51 pm »
I'm re-arranging the altar for my next invocation of Mammon. There is paper money in the shopping cart (and coins in the drawer) so the sounds will be made through direct interaction. Similar working but removed from the computer.

One of my final preperations involves how best to incorporate the Seal of Mammon. @Hapu suggested to perform the ritual as-is, which I at least highly recommend the first time around.

To me, the whole idea is logically sound and one I will continue to explore.

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