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Mercuræn Luciferianism / Re: Western Left Hand Path
« on: April 05, 2019, 10:08:50 am »
The term Western Left Hand Path as the Herald of the Dawn along with several other occult organizations understand it, has evolved over time into many different paths, including Satanism, Luciferianism, Setianism, Ahrimanism, Mercurænism, and other similar paths. They all share certain common traits – apathy towards cultural norms/values, high respect for subjective experience, and perhaps most importantly, a focus on the individual Self (as something isolate and unnatural from the objective universe). These tenets are actualized through various magico-spiritual and inner antinomian practices, Individuation, Majiq, Ritual and various self-disciplines (meditation, yoga, martial arts etc.).
I'm not really sure whether "apathy towards cultural norms/values" jives with antinomianism, one of the two traits (along with autotheism) Dr Flowers uses to define LHP.  I certainly wouldn't be apathetic towards such cultural traits or norms as burning witches, honor killings, or the expectation for a widow to throw herself on her dead husband's funeral pyre.  Fuck that crap--I'd be actively working to change that, or at the very least help those affected by it to escape. 

Your mileage may vary.

General LHP Discussion / Re: When to use greater black magic?
« on: January 28, 2019, 12:33:07 am »
I use a definition of "greater" magics as those which change one's own self/experience/reality, and "lesser" as the cheats or hacks that unexpectedly modify what appears to be the outside world.

With those definitions, it's harder to find times when greater magics are inappropriate, than those when they are a good solution. Small changes to one's own perception and processing of reality can be the strongest foundations for the changes to attitude and behavior necessary to affect causal outcomes in one's world.

On a case-by-case basis, many lesser magics are what you have to watch out for overusing, lest the adaptability of the world changes things so that they don't work at all without the intervention. This is a pattern underlying the hedonic treadmill in psychology, and antibiotic resistance in medicine.
Yes, if you make a habit of using Lesser Black Magick instead of developing skillfulness to deal with the situation, you are denying yourself the opportunity to become masterfully skillful, and may end up in a situation which is beyond your skill set.  You might need to use Greater Black Magick to break the habit/dependency on Lesser Black Magick.  Your mileage may vary.

General LHP Discussion / Re: Another book price rant
« on: January 15, 2019, 04:13:52 pm »
If you want fancy-schmancy snakeskin covered qliphothic grimoires for a better price

It doesn't necessarily have to be a fancy-schmancy snakeskin covered grimoire. It can be a normal paperback book, but those fuckers at ixaxaar don't make normal books. Here's how some other books they publish look like:

Edgar Kerval's books are available in paperback. :) I can also give you some leads to others who have helped me to get a grasp on the qliphoth if you'd like via PM.

General LHP Discussion / Re: Another book price rant
« on: January 14, 2019, 09:59:49 pm »
If you want fancy-schmancy snakeskin covered qliphothic grimoires for a better price, try Edgar Kerval. (I don't know if he makes his hand made editions anymore.)

Science / Re: Unfounded, but interesting, allegations about intuition
« on: December 24, 2018, 04:32:53 pm »
Jung gives his definition of intuition at 4:24 of this video:

"So my definition of intuition is a perception by ways or means of the unconscious."  ~Carl Jung

or "unconscious cognition"

Introverted intuition is my primary function. ;)

General LHP Discussion / Re: Excuse me, what the fuck
« on: December 23, 2018, 07:03:12 pm »
Ego questions and examines both the desires of the Id and the disciplarianism of the superego.  The ego fails when it doesn't recognize these and know them for what they are.  Methinks much of this hubbub regarding the "evils" of the ego comes from those who are either dedicated to the Id or are dedicated to the Superego, and don't like the ego looking into their tender spots.

Your mileage may vary.

I'm not sure I would trust the integrity of any esoteric organization which does not proclaim their Ideals to be the Only True ones. How will I be convinced if their own upper echelon isn't?
If it had integrity, then would there be a need to make such a proclamation?

Satanism / Re: "Satanism" cheat sheet
« on: November 26, 2018, 08:59:50 pm »
My two cents:

Non-theistic Luciferianism is more against worship, which makes theism/atheism moot.
I would say the Herald of the Dawn is not like Atheistic Satanism. (Although there are many groups calling themselves Luciferians which are just Satanism in drag.) We use a much broader range of archetypes, and don't really subscribe to romantic satanism as Paradise Lost.  Lucifer and Satan are not the same.  Being Mercuræns, the Mercury/Hermes/Thoth/Quetzalcoatl/Woden archetypes are very important to us, especially to the female mystai, where Mercury/Hermes is your Jungian Animus, which serves as psychopomp between your conscious mind and your unconscious mind. 

Setian Philosophy / Re: Thought on Apep and Tiamat
« on: November 11, 2018, 09:48:46 pm »
Wouldn't "killing" the chaos monster "once and for all" actually represent repression, rather than individuation?
If you "slay" (or repress) the monster once and for all, you miss the opportunity to learn all these things about yourself, and remain ignorant of your unconscious workings.  If you logically refute the unskillful compulsions as they arise, then you learn about your unconscious workings, and can consciously guide it away from taking unskillful actions.

Mercuræn Luciferianism / Re: Initiation and Recognition
« on: November 10, 2018, 03:35:28 pm »
Interested persons will be directed to an application for affiliation.  Then, if approved by the Council (our elected governing body,) the person will become an Incipio, and will be given some study material and up to 8 weeks to study and understand it, as well as an area where they can interact with other members and ask questions.  This is a probationary time so the candidate can understand some of the principles of the western left hand path and key concepts as they related to the Herald of the Dawn, and decide if it resonates with them.  When they are ready, they can request an interview, and upon passing the interview, will be accepted as a Neophyte in the main group.

There is a curriculum for Neophytes, and once they have shown that they have become adept with the material, they will be recognized as Adept, and more advanced material will become available to them.

Higher degrees are through recognition of the qualities of that degree the Mystai develops.  There isn't a set curriculum for the higher degrees.

Setian Philosophy / Re: Thought on Apep and Tiamat
« on: November 09, 2018, 03:15:02 pm »
Wouldn't "killing" the chaos monster "once and for all" actually represent repression, rather than individuation?

Setian Philosophy / Re: Thought on Apep and Tiamat
« on: November 09, 2018, 10:11:06 am »
Ma'at is expressed via negative confessions, no? (In the paraphrased manner of:  I have not wronged any, I have not closed my mind to words of truth, etc.)  Couldn't slaying these unconscious compulsions (represented by Apep in the duat--unconscious mind) by Set (isolate intelligence) be logically refuting these unconscious compulsions rather than having your mind overcome by them and being enslaved by them?

Mercuræn Luciferianism / Re: Glyph of Mercurius Consciousness
« on: November 08, 2018, 05:07:00 pm »
Glyph of Mercurius Consciousness:

My glyph of Mercurius Consciousness pendant:

General LHP Discussion / Re: sex magic with partners
« on: October 29, 2018, 03:54:01 am »

In my case, I used sex magic to enhance sex but I could see it used towards literally any end. I'm most curious of using it to heighten awareness and potency of spirit magic, more so as I have an affiliation with Lilith, so sex to me is a gateway to her.

If this is your goal, then one partner remains mindful and alert, while the other goes through the various trance stages.  The mindful guide then observes and prompts the one in trance when they are showing signs of various trance stages (such as spontaneous mudras,) so the one in trance will know the various stages for what they are, and learn how to navigate them.

General LHP Discussion / Re: V.K. Jehannum on Set
« on: October 18, 2018, 03:15:47 pm »
I have a different take on Set and Apep, which parallels the transforming anger article posted here.

Set is anger turning inward to clear out the boiling eddies of the mind (Apep.)  So yeah, in this respect, both will transform and merge within your own individual subjective mind and become something else.

Of course, your mileage may vary.

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