Author Topic: To Become A God  (Read 1517 times)

Onyx

To Become A God
« on: May 21, 2017, 12:04:13 am »
Anton LaVey declared the "watchword" of Satanism to be Indulgence. As Crowley indicated in his Book of the Law: "The word of Sin is Restriction". Indulgence is where it all begins, because without the freedom of self-exploration the Word implies, Thelema and Xeper would be unattainable.

Indulgence is important, but eventually one comes to the conclusion that it is a doorway into a deeper realm - that of the Will. The fulfillment of a passing desire may very well trigger a moment of self-realization - Xeper - which propels the individual into a new state of Being. What started on a whim becomes a life-long pursuit.

But I suppose self-awareness doesn't come without its share of caveats. I fear we may be entering a new era of Restriction, despite many attempts to free Occultists from the false stigmas associated with their practices. (There was once an organization in my town that made efforts in this regard.) The mainstream media has been quiet lately, but I wouldn't be surprised if LHP religions become the "click-bait" of the future when revenues get low.

I'll remain the "everyman" for now, but will Xeper just the same. The external universe cannot take away my godliness, for it has already been instantiated. My job is to Understand and Perpetuate what has already been placed into existence - to engage in Indulgence, Thelema, Xeper, Remanifestation - and work towards Ultimate Separation.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2017, 12:40:01 am by Onyx »

Xepera-maSet

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Re: To Become A God
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2017, 12:32:53 am »
Did Anton claim the word indulgence, or was that assigned by the ToS in hindsight?

Onyx

Re: To Become A God
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2017, 12:44:40 am »
Did Anton claim the word indulgence, or was that assigned by the ToS in hindsight?
From The Satanic Bible:
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The watchword of Satanism is  INDULGENCE  instead of “abstinence” . . .  BUT— it is not 
“compulsion.”

Sutekh

Re: To Become A God
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2017, 02:53:39 pm »
When you mention that "(There was once an organization that made efforts in this regard)."

What type of organization was it, out of curiosity?
"To achieve Xem, the Setian must perceive what he can of Xem, and must Become that
perception. He must incorporate the knowledge, understanding, and lessons of that perception
into the Setian's being. Remanifesting that ennobled state, the Setian will perceive more of
Xem, and will be able to Xeper further towards Xem. It is only through pursuit of this
repeating cycle of perceive / achieve that the initiate will eventually near and reach Xem"- Ruby Tablet of Set

Xepera-maSet

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Re: To Become A God
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2017, 03:16:10 pm »
Did Anton claim the word indulgence, or was that assigned by the ToS in hindsight?
From The Satanic Bible:
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The watchword of Satanism is  INDULGENCE  instead of “abstinence” . . .  BUT— it is not
“compulsion.”

That's cool, I had completely forgotten that and actually taught a friend that the word of indulgence was part of the ToS. Thanks for the correction. 

Onyx

Re: To Become A God
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2017, 03:29:43 pm »
When you mention that "(There was once an organization that made efforts in this regard)."

What type of organization was it, out of curiosity?
The Alliance for Magical and Earth Religions (AMER)
http://amer.astralstar.org/

Sutekh

Re: To Become A God
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2017, 04:40:22 pm »
I was surprised that Lilith Aquino was well known within this organization by stumbling upon her name on their site.
"To achieve Xem, the Setian must perceive what he can of Xem, and must Become that
perception. He must incorporate the knowledge, understanding, and lessons of that perception
into the Setian's being. Remanifesting that ennobled state, the Setian will perceive more of
Xem, and will be able to Xeper further towards Xem. It is only through pursuit of this
repeating cycle of perceive / achieve that the initiate will eventually near and reach Xem"- Ruby Tablet of Set

Setamontet

Re: To Become A God
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2017, 05:13:02 pm »
To work and strive towards becoming the supreme and complete manifestation of my Higher Self, to become equipped like and equal to the Prince of Darkness in my collaboration with him/It in the re-creation of the Cosmos as a reflection and embodiment of the eternal glory of the Setian/Satanic Mind and Will.
"Ia Shub-Niggurath!  May the gifted of Set rule on a thousand worlds when that night falls on Terra!  When the stars come right again!" - Patricia Hardy