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Current Events / Re: Crazy Shit of The Day, ONA?
« on: June 27, 2020, 04:50:31 am »
It's ANGLES not Angels . . . since when is illiteracy a prerequisite to be a news anchor?

Yeah, I know, but I also understand they don't really care, lol.

Current Events / Crazy Shit of The Day, ONA?
« on: June 23, 2020, 07:35:22 am »
Something crazy to watch, lol.

Satanism / Re: anarcho satanism
« on: June 14, 2020, 01:19:03 am »
I think what my last point here is, is that as a kind of anti-thesis to Christianity, Satanism does a very poor job of uncritically accepting all the modern trappings of a state without considering what elements of it might of been historically formed or influenced by Christian thought, beyond some degree of desire for more draconian measures for certain offenders (which is in itself more Christian than people realize, given it's history).

The government was formed because while it's freer to not have it maintaining infrastructure on your own consumes a significant part of your day. That means you lose wealth doing those things for yourself in most cases. It's why ideas like removing the police are nonsensical -- we had that... Everyone would have to swap off with their family members and sit on their porch with a shotgun to make sure they didn't get robbed. That was the old west and people gave that up because it was a pain in the ass.

So, basically governments are a product of wealth (and actually necessary to have it to some extent) and taxes are just a fee we pay for the convenience of not having to take care of all of the bullshit we aren't really interested in doing. You're going to gain this benefit even as a Satanist so I'm not sure where the argument lies.

Anacho-capitalism's idea of law enforcement is basically hiring security guards, for example, and the same with things like fire protection. If you don't pay, forgot to, or they just believe you didn't get fucked. With no central authority, there is really nothing stopping them from becoming one big extortion racket. They can cooperate together to raise prices and you really can't do much about it. There also is no one that would be empowered to break up monopolies and so on. Ultimately, it's this sort of issue that causes not to work.

Historically, ancient Ireland operated this way in that it was basically a bunch of anarcho-capitalist communities lead by an agreed-upon king. It all worked really well until they were faced with challenges that were beyond the ability of a single tribe to deal with and the end result, of course, is that they were conquered and subjugated by societies that didn't have this issue.

So, we are where we are because civilization evolved with its people.

Satanism / Re: anarcho satanism
« on: May 31, 2020, 10:48:13 pm »
Actually, that set me down a web hole of reading up on how "anarchist communities" actually govern themselves (because they do), which allows me to summarize:

The closest stable state to anarchy is governance through group consensus.

But government by consensus is still government.

To be ruled by oneself is still to be ruled.

This strongly suggests to me that absolute anarchy on all levels may be incompatible with personal development as a Satanist.

However, many stable states adjacent to anarchy can be just fine for it.

I just look at the idea as a waste of time, but that's because of historical feedback.

There were plenty of "communes" many of them being "anarchistic communes" that existed all the way from the 60s to the 80s and all of them imploded. It's because in ability, personality, and a host of other factors no one is truly equal. This means someone always ends up taking over the group and then the rest of the group gets mad because that person has power and then bam they all go their separate ways, lol. So, essentially, it's a commune until it's not and then it reverts to capitalism proper so why bother with stage one and waste your time and just stay where you already were. After those communes closed they didn't reopen...

Lounge / Re: What are you doing right now?
« on: May 24, 2020, 12:14:04 am »
Quote from: Mindmaster
My theory is simply that the Karen's want to wear masks because they feel ugly and get to hide their faces all day.  :mrgreen:

That's actually the reason why many Asian women wear masks that often, already before Covid. At least according to a female Asian colleague of mine.

I'm fine with them wearing it if they want to... I just don't like people being forced to do anything unless someone calls a vote. :D

Lounge / Re: What are you doing right now?
« on: May 20, 2020, 05:26:10 pm »
How have you all been??? It's been ages since I've been on here and thought I'd change that.

The pandemic, what a crazy thing. What are your views on masks? I don't mind wearing mine, in a way, I find it mysterious.  :rolleyes:

I don't buy the hype, but that's because I'm a numbers guy. My numbers say this is less severe than a typical flu, no doubt someone disagrees, but can it. Being one of the oldest folks on here I am not even old enough to worry about it, and you kids certainly have less to worry about than I do. (I'm just picking on you all a bit... youth is rarely appreciated and this is certainly a time where it is valuable.  ;))

Mask use isn't optional where I live, so you have wear one in public with no choice. Not that you can buy one at the store or anything, lol. People are just scrapping together whatever they can use to cover their face and that's got nothing to do with medicine or prevention... So, as usual, I'll reject the act because it's nonsense.

My theory is simply that the Karen's want to wear masks because they feel ugly and get to hide their faces all day.  :mrgreen:

General LHP Discussion / Suddenly, I like the lock down!
« on: May 14, 2020, 06:54:04 am »
"Vatican economy minister expects 25-45% drop in income."

Can't happen to a nicer group of people!

Lounge / Re: how yall doing the last year?
« on: May 11, 2020, 06:21:27 am »
Ya I guess I thought it would mean it would get a bump in activity lol

As far as my income it's been overall busier than I would of expected but they keep trying to cut hours but then they keep asking me to come back in or stay extra. Between a $2 pay differential and them occasionally asking to stay past my 8th hour into overtime, my average monthly income has roughly held the same. I suspect in June when the pay differential ends I might see a big drop in my income until the week of the 4th of July.

I hate my job. (looking for a better one after the pandemic I think)

All jobs suck, but there is only one criteria I use to determine if I keep them which might help you. :D

If your relationship is good with the management then stay... If not you will get fired anyway for some bullshit reason so you might as well be looking for work before that happens. :D

Lounge / Re: how yall doing the last year?
« on: May 10, 2020, 08:43:11 am »
So ya, just checking in. And if anyone has any ideas how we can liven things up in here, I'm all for doing to see this community flourish :)

Nothing really going on with the exception of watching "Rome" burn. My income hasn't been affected, so it's mostly boredom...

I've just been taking the time to study more programming and whatever which is entirely too boring to discuss on a forum such as this, but I figure while I have the spare time it's a good time, etc. Other than that my casual reading has been about the art of negotiation and making sales... Some people might see that as work and more work, but to me one is work and one is for fun. :D

I put my book project on hold despite having a rather solid draft and very many chapters composed... I didn't like the tone I wrote them in, and it felt I was spending more time patching the holes than it would take to just rewrite the material with a more suitable candor. However, my scheduling for that has always been "when it's ready" much to my wife's chagrin. If it doesn't reach the level of "magnus opus" quality I expect of myself it might not see the light of day. It's really do or die for me... My aversion to sub-par work knows no limits.

I'm sure the quietude of the forum is directly related to the covid situation and once people get their houses in order they'll be back. :D

General LHP Discussion / Re: Pretenders of the LHP Throne
« on: May 09, 2020, 10:05:33 pm »
Like religion, affiliating with the (proper) esoteric organization should enable one a sense of community AND a comfort. Community is obvious, comfort in the sense that other more experienced members may be able to provide affirmation and guidance in the affiliate's Work. In other words, the affiliate need not necessarily re-invent the Cosmic-Wheel, unless of course doing so enables some kind of gnosis.

Personally, I have no need for comfort, and I'm perfectly fine with "reinventing the wheel" especially considering that there are plenty of published blueprints that one can get a head start from already. But, each to their own... It doesn't matter how you get there just as long as you do. Admittedly, that's not easy but that never bothered me as I find the politics involved in most groups rather draining and demanding of my time. Time I could have spent at the task... :D

General LHP Discussion / Re: Pretenders of the LHP Throne
« on: May 08, 2020, 02:35:30 am »
(note, I was inspired to create this article/thread from seeing Etu Malkus facebook post on snake oil salesman in the occult community)

I've ran into a lot of this as well that's why I refused to every join with anything. It's not necessary in my view anyway -- My practice is between me and Satan and no one else matters in the equation. I think any real LHPer realizes that the path is so personal that there is really nothing to be gained from a group other than a sense of community. But, I'm naturally sort of a lone wolf and that's never been a problem.

Anyway, if someone ever asks me for help I usually give it and don't expect a thing in return. That's my way of serving the aims the LHP and it's the only pure motive.

Introductions / Re: Como Emagrecer De Vez
« on: May 08, 2020, 02:27:39 am »
I may have found the paper on that:

I lost 100 pounds without extra bottles of water. I figured if you aren't starving a bit, you won't be losing much weight. The human body figures it out after a few days, and hunger dissipates once the fat-burning process is in effect. At least that was my experience.

Lost 80 pounds did nothing but double my meat consumption and removed unnatural carbs. LCHF eating, that's it. I actually eat more food than I use to, lol.

But, this guy is just a bot.

General LHP Discussion / Re: baphomet pronounciation
« on: March 13, 2020, 02:52:52 am »
I had a small argument about the correct pronunciation in person, and seems the internet isn't helping me and some guides have one or the other, or even both!

Either Bapho-met

or Bapho-may

Can anyone with a greater knowledge of language or etymology provide me on some insight?

I never really worried about it, because it's not Satan. (I always find it funny that people on the west coast say it like Satin.)

But, I guess since it's a pretty damn made up name anyway. It had been recorded as Baphomet, Baffumetus, Bafomet, Bafometz, Baffometti, Baphometh, and any number of variations.

All we really have in a nutshell is Eliphas Levi's interpretation of a sabbatical goat symbolically and we are uncertain if that's how the Templar's even viewed it, since none of them were around to ask them.

Mostly, from my perspective, this was just an attempt to sort of retcon this symbol into another use so that being said, and since it's a retcon, use it any damn way you want. :D

I don't view it as an important or completely Satanic symbol regardless... as I would say the Sigil of Lucifier or The Leviathan Cross.

General LHP Discussion / Re: Spirit communication - how?
« on: March 12, 2020, 04:07:23 am »
So finding among those rare encounters someone actually capable of spirit communication and both able and willing to teach it...

I think the one is helpful, but in no way absolutely necessary. It's certainly possible to go for it on your own and it's harder, but not impossible. If you're very introspective and have an enormous capability to be honest with yourself regardless of the pain that causes you probably will be able to get there anyway with enough time. I just think the right teacher speeds up the practice, but that teacher doesn't necessarily have to be a guru. Someone that lets you accurately understand what is going on in your head is a teacher. If they know something about the trials and tribulations of being a medium/channeler or something like it they could help too. (Provided they're just not a bullshit artist, which of course, there are lots of those.) Anyway, the key activity is really "processing the data" and "eliminating your personal barriers". There are several ways to do this -- joining the military, or mastering a martial art... These types of things teach you to be critically honest with your abilities and that's really the important skill. If you can figure out what your hangups are all on your own you're probably good to go with a self-guided exploration. You really just have to remove the obstacles and progress will be made... We all have the ability to succeed in this endeavor, so long as we don't sabotage ourselves along the way. You're already connected to the entire universe - do you think that turned off because you were either ignorant of the fact, or merely accepted it as a logical concept? It's there whether you use the ability or not really. :D For the average modern person, that connection is basically only used in crisis or other adversity -- it's not deactivated. It's basically what supplies all the "hunches" to some degree or another. They're illogical bits of information that tend to come out of the air when you've run out of ideas. An artist or musician may call it an inspiration, or whatever... Needless to say, it's about as normal as breathing. The only difference between someone that is successful in the process of communication and someone who is not is they have control of this facility at will and know who the message is coming from. :D

General LHP Discussion / Re: Spirit communication - how?
« on: March 10, 2020, 07:15:57 pm »

By directly taught, do you mean only by learning from someone one meets up with in real life? Or just that one needs any personal instructor?

I don't feel that it's completely necessary to meet someone in person to learn as I did so unaided. I think that the problem you will face is that without someone being able to detect your bullshit to some degree you may be able to fake them out/lie/deceive even unintentionally. We all have limited capacities to suss out our own bullshit and sometimes you need to bounce things off someone to understand what's really happening. If you're the type that can be absolutely brutal with yourself and aren't married to any preconceived notions you can succeed without help, but most of the work is in the mindset to allow the event to occur. The person teaching you can't make it happen for you, but can help you take out the trash, metaphorically.

As far as teachers, you always run the risk that one of them will lead you astray. That's not a good reason to stop trying to find your guy or gal. You're only going to know that after testing what they've told you and applying it. Are you receiving value and progress? That's a good teacher. They don't even have to get you to the point of mastery, but keep you pointed toward the destination to be effective. Ultimately, as I stated before in so many ways, the responsibility falls specifically on the traveler. You cant blame your guide for not reaching your goal -- you have to accept that the reason you didn't get there already is that something is an obstacle. To some extent, you have to completely trust your teacher since you simply lack the information to validate either way whether successes are made. During the end of the process where you can successfully attempt to communicate you will see very minor strides with rare breakthroughs. It takes years and for some it might take a lifetime, or never even happen. It didn't happen for me quickly -- it took years upon years. Is it worth it? You have to make that evaluation for yourself and then fully commit. You're going to see it all if you do -- setbacks, confusion, and worse the feeling of just slamming yourself into a seemingly impossible situation with all of the emotional garbage that comes with it. The fact is most people fail not because they're incapable, but because they give up when they hit the hard resistance. Though, generally, all of this comes to a head the minute you're going to make a breakthrough in your progress. I started to look forward to the pain and frustration to some degree, I knew pain is very trans-formative and often would remove the mental blocks I placed upon myself. To some degree, we only really learn through what makes us suffer.

I like mentioning the title of Lon Milo Duquette's book, "_Low Magick_: It's All In Your Head... You Have No Idea How Big Your Head is", in regard to the commentary here. It's an accurate analysis of the experience of someone who has achieved the communication I've been going at length about. My experience of consciousness is a literal infinitely interconnected network between every being in existence and the 'self' is simply a way for the parts to be independent. So, in talking to Gods, demons, spirits, or whatever means you are talking to parts of yourself, but that is only because everything shares in this wealth. However, I am not a yogi and realize this self is a valuable tool and important  -- not something to be disregarded. It too is a product of this infinite horde and a necessary piece of the machinery not optional equipment. The connection is ever apparent when you reach success in the communication -- you know what the being you converse with thinks and feels as if it were your own in most cases. It sort of begs the question of "how big is that head of mine?" and the answer is akin to the "size of the universe" -- THAT big. :D So, Satan is independent as a being, but I am part of him as he is part of me. :D There are dubious uses of this talent that I rather not get into as well due to my seeing it being used for more harm than good, and this is why I don't think you will see many teachers advertising for students. The teacher has to make a moral decision about whether more harm than good will come from the teaching, but also knows if they don't teach to some extent the talent dies with them.

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