I prefer this also, instead of juvenile bantering about my forum nick.My apologies for any offence caused. I was merely correcting someone's misspelling in a lighthearted manner.
Are basic misperceptions like equating Tantra with sex, indentifying Tantric ritual with Western sex magic, and associating Tantra with sexual liberation and sociopolitical subversion, contained within the Typhonian concepts?With all due respect, this is a bit like the old classic "have you stopped beating your wife yet?". I do not accept Urban's thesis in the first place, so clearly am at a disadvantage in commenting whether these alleged "misperceptions" are perpetuated in the Typhonian tradition.
Are the Typhonian concepts in any way male chauvinistic and misogynistic?Not in my opinion.
Your reference to "the old classic "have you stopped beating your wife yet" in regard to one of my two questions
does not fit, as I regarding this question first
present a detailed description/definition of some particular misperceptions in the
work of one author, Aleister Crowley, and then
ask if those particular misperceptions can be found in the
work of one other author, Kenneth Grant, an author who's writings are familiar to you.
But then you also present yourself as being in outright disagreement with the description/definition of the
mentioned particular misperceptions in the first place.
Thanks to you and kidneyhawk though, for replying to one - and the same - of my two questions.
Hecate, I avoid misspelling of other member's forum nicks by using cut and past from their postings.
I have not been aware of or been bothered by anyone misspelling my forum nick so far.
But if someone repeatedly misspelled my nick like for example WellredWelldead
, it would bother me. :?
It realy suprised me to read on page 204 in Henrik Bogdan's book from 2007: Western esotericism and rituals of
"Even though no less than fifteen biographies of Crowley have been published, a scholarly work dealing with Crowley
in relation with Western esotericism has yet to be written."
At the same page DGWE
(=Dictionary of gnosis & Western esotericism
) (2005), 281-287, is referred to as "... a general introduction to the life and teachings of Aleister Crowly."
Link to Western esotericism and rituals of initiation
The image to the left
can be found on Henrik Bogdan's own internet page: http://www.finyar.se/bogdan.htm
At page 905 in Dictionary of gnosis & Western esotericism
- in the article titled 'Ordo Templi Orientis'
pages 898-906 written by Marco Pasi, Assistant Professor of History of Western Esotericism from the 18th Century to
the Present at the University of Amsterdam - it is stated that Kenneth Grant uses his communications from
"extraterrestrial entities" as the basis for his claim to authority.
This reminds me of - and recembles - the information provided by Patriarch156 in the thread 'Request for Crowleys
take on lineage...' - http://www.lashtal.com/nuke/PNphpBB2-viewtopic-t-4039-highlight-lineage.phtml
- which shows
AC continously stressing the Praeterhuman Intelligences who were behind the Book of the Law
, the Secret
Chiefs, as the sole source of proper authority.
So my question is:
Is Aleister Crowley's focus on the Praeterhuman Intelligences who were behind the Book of the Law
, as the
sole source of proper authority, and Kenneth Grant using his communications from " extraterrestrial entities" as
the basis for his claim to authority, a correspondence between Thelema and the Typhonian concepts?
to the left can be found on Marco Pasis' own internet page: http://www.amsterdamhermetica.nl/Marco_Pasi.php?id=22&%3BSid=65&%3BSSid=68