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Announcements / Re: Why can't I post in the shoutbox?
« on: June 03, 2019, 02:25:41 am »
Dear Deidre, thank you for bringing the issue to my attention, I didn't notice the problem. I tried to fix it but don't have it sorted out yet, so the mod is disabled for now. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Thanks Onyx! Was everyone experiencing that, too?

I've noticed that I can't ''like'' posts, either. Thank you for getting back to me.

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Announcements / Why can't I post in the shoutbox?
« on: June 03, 2019, 01:11:50 am »
I tried posting in the shout box just now, and it's not posting my entry. Just blank.

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Lounge / Re: A place to share Art
« on: June 02, 2019, 04:23:45 am »
Oh noes, the like feature isn't working for some reason, for me.  :\But, these pics are amazing!

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General LHP Discussion / Re: How do you define morality?
« on: May 26, 2019, 08:41:02 pm »
I’ve viewed Luciferianism (from my readings) as desiring to connect with one’s truest Self. Lucifer not necessarily being one’s lesser or greater Self, but a guide to finding one’s true Self.

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General LHP Discussion / Re: How do you define morality?
« on: May 24, 2019, 07:57:02 pm »
lol I've never noticed the quote problem until now.  :D

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Journals / Re: Deidre's Journal
« on: May 24, 2019, 06:11:16 pm »
So, I tried for the second time ever, a banishing spell. Well, the only other spell I've ever done, I should say.
I kind of don't consider it a spell per se, more like a visual prayer? Either way, I didn't use a fire proof bowl, but a paper one, and I burned a piece of paper with a coworker's name written on it, and the flame was about 4 inches high.  :o It was scary. lol And then ashes went on the floor, which you can't have any of the ashes inside your house (according to the spell ''recipe'') I swept the ashes up, and then dumped them outside away from my house, in a bush.

I felt not very calm when this was going on, and you're supposed to be calm when doing these visual prayers or spells, so I'm hopeful that my aura didn't create a hex of sorts. This is what I've read can happen if one is not calm and unemotional during a spell.

And that is what happened to me this week!

 :rolleyes:

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General LHP Discussion / Re: To ban or not to ban
« on: May 23, 2019, 06:20:24 pm »
I missed all this. Hate speech such as blatant sexism, misogyny, racism, etc should be bannable offense, imo.

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General LHP Discussion / Re: How do you define morality?
« on: May 22, 2019, 03:48:04 am »
A friend shared with me an interesting take on morality recently. What he shared was the Kohlberg Study. Now, it isn't without problems, however I find it an interesting perspective. I've included it in my framework of understanding morality immensely. Basically, as I understand it, the study notes that people develop an understanding of morality in levels. The most basic level is one of obedience and punishment (usually by parents and then others), which is called Pre-conventional Morality. Level 2 is where most people eventually fall. This is a stage in moral development where a person adheres to the morality standards of their peer group/society. Morality is not questioned, but rather, a person desires to be included and approved of by their friends or society. This is called Conventional Morality. Level 3, is actually where I think most who use the term Satanist would naturally fall. This is perhaps a rare stage in moral development though. Level 3 is called Post-conventional Morality, and features an individual who can determine and adhere to their own moral compass. The most noteworthy thing about this kind of morality is adhering to these morals despite societal detriment.

So, are there moral absolutes? Yes, but they're subjective. That's the entire problem when debating issues regarding morality. You'd have to match the same moral development level, societal senses (in most cases), and (in most cases) share someone's subjective experience. None of that is a likely occurrence. But, hypothetically, people on that last level of morality may have a higher chance of agreeing.

If you'd like to read more on the psychological study, here's a link where I got my information: https://www.simplypsychology.org/kohlberg.html
This is pretty fascinating, thanks for the link!

I believe in God, and so he is ''my''moral compass, but then again...people can still question if my morality is subjective, and to an extent it is.

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General LHP Discussion / Re: How do you define morality?
« on: May 22, 2019, 03:44:51 am »
Eudaimonia: "The good composed of all goods; an ability which suffices for living well; perfection in respect of virtue; resources sufficient for a living creature." - Plato

Platonic philosophy defines morality & ethics based on a Eudaemon life. A life of self-discovery, the evolution of one's potential and a sense of purpose and meaning. Happiness and Well-Being is the goal of attaining a virtuous morality not based on some non-obligatory moral law (e.g. 'Law Giver'). Non-obligatory moral law means morality cannot be an obligation to doctrine as emphasized by religion or culture. Rather, morality must issue as a principle from the individuals own soul, heart, and conscience as opposed to doctrinally instituted and enforced. Plato believed, and I agree with him, that Man is inherently moral, that we know the difference between what is beneficial for ourselves and others as opposed to what is detrimental to both.

As Mercuræns we understand morality & ethics to go hand in hand with the gradual atonement with our Greater Self. The further we bring our Greater Self into our mundane existence, the clearer our moral compass becomes. We strive towards a beneficial and virtuous life in accordance with a reason not only for ourselves but for all of Humanity as well. We maintain that a life of pleasure coincides with a life of virtue and thus morality and ethics are seen as living in harmony with objective and subjective reality.
Thank you for explaining your view. Do you believe that one can ever achieve a Greater Self, or are we always in search?

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General LHP Discussion / Re: How do you define morality?
« on: May 22, 2019, 03:43:21 am »
Human beings are essentially amoral and selfish to the core. If we weren't, why would we need to agree on any social contracts or create laws intended to keep the peace? Our attempts to do so have partially worked, but often only create even more division.

Therefore I think you are correct in saying that morality is subjective, and I'll add that judgement calls are based on circumstances. As I've said many times before, usually one can live-and-let-live, but sometimes it's appropriate to live-and-let-die.
It's funny you say this, the RHP views this as well - that people are essentially evil by nature. I don't know, I want to believe that we have the capacity to do evil, but that there is a balance in us all. Otherwise, we would be in constant chaos, right?

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General LHP Discussion / Banishing spell
« on: May 22, 2019, 01:47:07 am »
So, even though I'm following the RHP again, on a spiritual level (not really ''religious'' per se)...I decided to cast a spell of sorts tonight. This would be my second one ever. The first one, happened last year. I believe I shared it here.

Well, it's one that I like, it's quite easy, and very VERY helpful. It is a banishing spell, and because I believe in God, I pray before I perform the ''visual.'' So I asked for guidance and protection from this person at work (it's always someone I work with, what is it with so many assholes that we have to encounter at work?) I wrote his name on a piece of paper, and lit it on fire. Let the ashes fall into a bowl. You're not supposed to empty the ashes in a garbage can on your property, so I walked down the street and dumped the ashes in a bush. One of my neighbors was watching. lol

I haven't felt comfortable doing any spells since last year, that very first time. But, I tend to view some spells as mere visuals to coincide with affirmations or prayers.

Anyways, just sharing here. I felt very stirred up when I did this earlier, same feeling I had as last year, but now, I feel calm. As if I've released this problem to God. Mind you, I didn't need a visual, but I find that some of the visuals mentioned in spells can be helpful.

I've read about spells in general, that if our heart isn't in the ''right'' place, then the energy that we put out, can turn on us. (thus the reason the ashes need to be dumped off of your property)

Has anyone here tried a banishing spell/affirmation? What has been your results?


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General LHP Discussion / Re: How do you define morality?
« on: May 22, 2019, 01:35:48 am »
I guess then I'm either on level 2.5 of that Kohlberg system, or skipped level 3 and moved to level 4, depending on how you define things: While I follow the morality of my peer-group for a large degree out of practical reasons, I don't subscribe to it beyond that. But I also don't have any inner moral system that I would call such. I aim to do what seems most prudent to me for my own happiness, i.e. I'm a kind of amoral utilitarian.

As Mercuræns we understand morality & ethics to go hand in hand with the gradual atonement with our Greater Self. The further we bring our Greater Self into our mundane existence, the clearer our moral compass becomes. We strive towards a beneficial and virtuous life in accordance with a reason not only for ourselves but for all of Humanity as well. We maintain that a life of pleasure coincides with a life of virtue and thus morality and ethics are seen as living in harmony with objective and subjective reality.
Do you thereby not presuppose that acting beneficial for humanity is part of the morality of everyone's Greater Self?
While my actions are normally at least not very detrimental to other people, the reason behind acting like that is not that I would aim for them to be beneficial for others. Perhaps that means I'm not in contact with my Greater Self, but it could just as well mean that my Greater Self has other views on morality than yours.
I don't believe our Greater Self cares much for the populace. Striving for a harmony of all mankind is a western left hand path/Luciferian thang.

There's a western LHP?

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General LHP Discussion / How do you define morality?
« on: May 18, 2019, 06:47:24 pm »
It seems to me anyway, that morality is largely subjective. We have laws in society to warn us that if we break them, there will be dire consequences, so on some level, we believe that morality can be defined in a somewhat objective way. The abortion controversy that's going on in politics right now, got me to thinking about morality on a broader scale, now.  There will be many people who are in agreement with stricter abortion laws, and others who disagree. Who is right? Who is wrong?

Are there any moral absolutes out there, do you think?


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Lounge / Re: Lonely
« on: April 06, 2019, 06:22:27 pm »
A theist satanist. That's interesting. I'm curious to learn more.

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Lounge / Re: Hello Again
« on: March 30, 2019, 05:27:04 pm »
Cool avatar, and welcome

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