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Introductions / Introduction
« Last post by Thomas Tyrannus on Today at 06:01:18 pm »
Hello, everyone. Glad to be here!

In recent years I've been going through a gradual change. I discovered Left Hand Path philosophy when I was 17-18, and declared myself a Satanist when I was 21 after reading Dr. LaVey's works, especially The Devil's Notebook. This suited me for 16 years, but certain revelations and events have altered my views. Having a largely materialist attitude while still leaving room for the metaphysical was my stance, and in time this stance has evolved.

I've thought on the nature of human consciousness. Synchronicity has always been a part of my life, and has become frequent, neverminding strange things that have occurred over the past 8 years.

The imagination is not a trivial thing as many people like to believe; it is the conduit between the objective and subjective universes. The imagination has always be a major part of my life. As I thought on this, it became a stronger principle force.

A couple weeks ago I decided to apply to join the Temple of Set after reading some Setian works, and Dr. Aquino's work on the MindStar is greatly influencing me.

I have consciously used magic infrequently, and now that I decided to step up my understanding and practice of this art it's apparent how much of a babe in the woods I really am. Looking forward to interacting and learning here.

May the Black Flame shine gloriously within and without!
Current Events / Re: Jeremy Crow's Annual LHP Conference Le Flambeau Noir
« Last post by Beleren777 on January 20, 2021, 09:11:56 pm »
Is there a more complete time schedule?
Current Events / Re: Jeremy Crow's Annual LHP Conference Le Flambeau Noir
« Last post by Onyx on January 19, 2021, 05:24:27 pm »
The time schedule should work out good for me.
Current Events / Re: Jeremy Crow's Annual LHP Conference Le Flambeau Noir
« Last post by Liu on January 19, 2021, 04:41:01 pm »
Oh, that's great that it's online, I might be able to attend!

Will there be a recording to watch later?
Current Events / Jeremy Crow's Annual LHP Conference Le Flambeau Noir
« Last post by Etu Malku on January 18, 2021, 07:55:50 pm »
I will be presenting The Art of Magical Trance this year!
Lounge / Re: Resignation
« Last post by Liu on January 09, 2021, 06:54:15 pm »
Thanks for all the discussions we had!  All the best!
Lounge / Re: Resignation
« Last post by Onyx on January 09, 2021, 10:54:56 am »
Thanks for participating, your account remains active for public discussions or personal conversations. Xeper.
Lounge / Resignation
« Last post by Km Anu on January 08, 2021, 03:01:45 pm »
January 8th, 2021

Friends and comrades,

   I am writing this letter to notify you formally that I am resigning from my position as a member of the Order of the Serpent, effective immediately.
I appreciate the opportunity for spiritual and intellectual growth you all have provided during my time with the Order of the Serpent. Thank you for your support and encouragement. I wish you all and the Order the best.

Km Anu
Setian Philosophy / Re: Aquino's concept of GBM has me a bit confused
« Last post by Beleren777 on January 05, 2021, 01:55:25 pm »
I guess my question is does the make the standard way of ritual essentially pointless?

Most magical systems lead you to this conclusion eventually. At the earlier parts of your magical career, ritual and ritual elements are training tools. As you progress, they can either help your SU or become a crutch. You absolutely don't need a certain color of candle or flavor of incense to perform an act of GBM. Aquino calls all of this a "Dumbo's Feather" in his Black Magic essay.

Is establishing communication with the PoD even necessary for one's Xeper? If not then why even have an invocation to Set to begin with?

Set is the Principle (archetype, form, idea) of Isolate Self Consciousness. Where he exists or if he exists as a distinct entity is much less important than understanding that of the laws of the universe, one of them is that you have the characteristic and ability of having a SU that is distinct from my SU, and from the physical world around you. The goal of GBM is to change your SU, and understanding and engaging with that separateness is crucial to Setian Black Magic. Physically how you do it and what words you use are completely of your own making.
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