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04/08/2006 4:13 am  

Came across this today and it caught my eye:


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kidneyhawk
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04/08/2006 4:24 am  

Where did you find this??????????

Kyle


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04/08/2006 4:25 am  

93,

Do you know what game this is from Jerry? Also, any clue what the writing circumscribed on it says?

93 93/93


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04/08/2006 4:40 am  

It's from a game called 'Heroes of Might and Magic V' that I saw while browsing around http://www.gamespot.com

If you point your browser in that direction, you can look at the screen shots and they seem to have a good deal of this sort of thing. Here is one that looks like one of the seals in the Goetia ...

Kinda strange, huh?

Jerry


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04/08/2006 4:50 am  

This REALLY interests me-I do NOT have a whole lot of spare time in my life for gaming but I DO find it of great value if approached properly...(oh hell-I think having fun with my 9 year old is a "proper" approach).

I entered computer gaming after reading E. J. Gold's words on QUAKE in the Gnosis Interview years back. This game changed EVERYTHING for me...I played obsessively and had never seen anything like this...I had to (bleary-eyed and sleepless) make it through the next slipgate. But what I found after playing for hours was that the 3-D movements carried over into my DREAMS...I began to become more aware of the 3-D space therein rather than being carried along by a shifting current of Phantasmagoria...Gold saw QUAKE as the perfect Bardo Training Tool (and come on, who doesn't want a Lightning Gun when you're in the Bardo????).

There's a passage in John St. John where Crowley talks about the difficulty of moving on the astral in the ritual work, being able to turn a certain degree then getting locked up. Jack Parsons, in a letter to Cameron, also expressed that this level of astral work may prove tricky-but persist.

For Astral Temple work, this game is GREAT in training the mind to visualize and work as such.

Just don't be surprised if you set up the Temple, move about freely and then suddenly pop a load of nails into a Shambler!

Ha! And they say there are no effective banishings for the Necronomicon!

To quote the QUAKE instruction booklet:

"Thou canst not kill that which is already dead...

...but you can blast it into chunky kibbles!"

Kyle


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04/08/2006 7:00 am  
"kidneyhawk" wrote:
I played obsessively and had never seen anything like this...I had to (bleary-eyed and sleepless) make it through the next slipgate. But what I found after playing for hours was that the 3-D movements carried over into my DREAMS...

I recall something similar with the relatively simple Tetris... after a while the brain starts to fit shapes together automatically.

We were approached recently by a French game maker asking if we could supply images etc. to include AOS in a computer game. It might be cool if done well, but my childhood is still haunted by the very first Spidey movie...

bazelek


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25/05/2020 2:59 pm  

I did not want to post this until I had finished the game. It is a game created during lockdown and FOR lockdown. It took me two days, off and on, partly because it is mainly in French.

It is a game where one is inside a Lodge room and one has to discover the combination of a padlock (cadenas), that secures a box...

Definitely worth a look.

https://view.genial.ly/5eafddf598d6ea0d8c853acf/presentation-le-mystere-du-temple


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25/05/2020 6:02 pm  

Confusion, with possible misunderstanding ensues. How can a game being played in 2006 be created during lockdown 2020?

 


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25/05/2020 8:17 pm  

Sorry. My post was about a new, separate game.


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25/05/2020 10:31 pm  
Posted by: @alan_obrien

My post was about a new, separate game.

Oh, I can see clearly now ... said the blind man. You just piggy-backed on this old game thread, which is understandable and properly maneuvered.*

* At this, Frater Shiva became enlightened.


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26/05/2020 2:11 am  

This is an interesting thread to see resurrected. Just a brief comment re: the overall theme of Spiritual Gaming:

 

It was observed some time ago that the rapid advances being made in gaming graphics and so forth did not necessarily evoke a superior experience for the Player, Magician/Operator or Cybernaut who was interested in making use of Gamespace for spiritual ends. QUAKE and QUAKE 2 engines seemed optimal for many spiritual applications (Astral Travel, Oneiric Operations, Prayer Projection etc).

 

This has certainly been my experience after 25+ years. For example, I think Half Life 2 and the subsequent installments in this series are impeccable. Just some of the best gaming experience one can have. But there is a very noticeable “Quantum Leap” from Half Life 1 (which was created with a modified QUAKE engine).

 

I bring this up because there are some wonderful spots in Shiva's sundry videos which evoke old school Machinima. Machinima has also been used for Spiritual Induction and this operates on similar principles to those found in Spiritual Gaming. I know of individuals who have utilized Gamespace stills (pics) for similar purposes.

 

I believe the particular period in game development which proved to be so significant (at least in my view) did so because it spoke most closely to the manner in which the mind processes and dockets sensory experience.


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26/05/2020 3:31 am  
Posted by: @kidneyhawk

QUAKE and QUAKE 2 engines seemed optimal for many spiritual applications

WRATH: Aeon of Ruin was developed using the QUAKE engine and released in early access late last year. My favorite QUAKE engine game is Hexen II, but I like Beyond Heretic better (I always played as the magician).

As for the merging of the spiritual with the virtual, 2017 saw the release of Virtual Temple: Order of the Golden Dawn. 

https://store.steampowered.com/app/653970/Virtual_Temple_Order_of_the_Golden_Dawn/

An upcoming game I've heard will incorporate the Thelemic or, at least, Crowleyan, is noir adventure game NoseBound.

I had an old thread where I showcased every reference to AC in every game I knew had one, but all the screencaps I posted have been taken down.


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26/05/2020 3:47 am  

@djedi

Suikoden had a wizard called Crowley, he was hidden in a cave. I played it on an emulator a few years back.


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26/05/2020 3:50 am  
Posted by: @duck

Suikoden had a wizard called Crowley

I mentioned that in the thread. Looks like I was wrong about the screencaps.

https://www.lashtal.com/forums/crowley-clippings/ac-in-video-games/


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26/05/2020 4:02 am  
Posted by: @djedi

WRATH: Aeon of Ruin was developed using the QUAKE engine and released in early access late year

I was very intrigued with the promo material for this. I've not played yet but it looks brilliant.

Posted by: @djedi

My favorite QUAKE engine game is Hexen II, but I like Beyond Heretic better (I always played as the magician)

I tried downloading Hexen via Steam and it wouldn't run. They refunded my dollars and I bought Half Life. Not a bad turn of events. I still do wish to play Hexen someday.

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As for the merging of the spiritual with the virtual, 2017 saw the release of Virtual Temple: Order of the Golden Dawn.

I will look into this and thank you kindly! I have participated in group rituals via online virtual spaces in Second Life and other venues. Tremendous potential here! I explored a lot of this in my book ORBIT and have since felt strongly that there needs to be a sequel written. Jane McGonigal's book Reality Is Broken is also interesting reading for those wishing to explore gaming and "self-development." 

Posted by: @djedi

An upcoming game I've heard will incorporate the Thelemic or, at least, Crowleyan, is noir adventure game NoseBound

Will do my research.

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I had an old thread where I showcased every reference to AC in every game I knew had one, but all the screencaps I posted have been taken down

I seem to recall something like this from "back in the day." Lots of "AC sightings" in the general world of games. I believe the Unicursal Hexagram appeared on a Yu Gi Oh card.

Crowley is mentioned in a cut scene from Secret World (by the coked up journalist at the Overlook Hotel). AC certainly encouraged the tabloids in such a way that the Demon Crowley would forever make for "good copy." Even Kenneth Grant knew this and thus we have the wonderfully sinister depiction of 666 in "Grist to whose Mill?"

 

 

 

 


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26/05/2020 4:57 am  
Posted by: @kidneyhawk

I believe the Unicursal Hexagram appeared on a Yu Gi Oh card.

And I thought I'd never have an excuse to post this!

yugioahac

Every reference to AC in the Yu-Gi-Oh card game I could find. I believe the 'magical meltdown' in the bottom right is a relative of the more publicized 'autistic meltdown'. There's a character in the Yu-Gi-Oh anime named Alister who has the unicursal hexagram inscribed on his forehead. 

I ordered a copy of your book. I've often found my thoughts flirting with the mystical implications of living vicariously through player characters, but never have I followed them through.


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02/06/2020 9:51 pm  

Its good to see that there's an audience for video game related occult material here. I have a rather nerdy post planned that will require some video editing, I hope to get round to it after I get this vector-Stele done.


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03/06/2020 1:48 am  
Posted by: @djedi

There's a character in the Yu-Gi-Oh anime named Alister who has the unicursal hexagram inscribed on his forehead. 

Although the qabalistic equation is not exact, there is no denying who is meant. Symbols do not lie ... they're just hard to interpret sometimes. In this case, it is what is described in ecclesiastical language, a "no-brainer."

Posted by: @duck

I hope to get round to it after I get this vector-Stele done.

Blessed is he who keeps the end in view just out of sight, for he shall be called far-sighted. One project = one pylon.

 


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04/06/2020 6:21 pm  

Here is something that I am sure The Great Man would really have loved...

On The Square - 1st 3 Degrees

A board game, themed on the first three degrees of Freemasonry. Players experience what it's like to take part in a Lodge Meeting.

Here is a link to the Kickstarter page. The creators need quite a lot more money before the game even becomes reality. (I have nothing to do with this game except being a Freemason.)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mattandmike/on-the-square-1st-3-degrees?ref=card


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05/06/2020 5:38 am  
Posted by: @alan_obrien

A board game, themed on the first three degrees of Freemasonry.

Say, that looks interesting. I wonder if they'll include the Lost Word. If they do, the entire lines of all lodges, and past masters to boot, will suffer distress.

It's so quiet in here I can hear the echoes of our singular posts-ts-ts-ts.

 


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05/06/2020 6:22 am  
Posted by: @alan_obrien

On The Square - 1st 3 Degrees

Before playing, you have to swear on the rule book that you believe in the game's creator.

Posted by: @shiva

It's so quiet in here I can hear the echoes of our singular posts-ts-ts-ts.

My life has changed barely at all since the virus and riots and whatever else. I've always liked to stay home. I suppose I was planning a trip abroad, but that was a ways off, anyway. That having been said, I know not of what cat may be holding our companions' tongues.

I did get Kyle's book in the mail a few days ago. I liked it. I'm more excited for The Incoming of the Aeon of Maat, though.


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05/06/2020 6:50 am  
Posted by: @shiva

It's so quiet in here I can hear the echoes of our singular posts-ts-ts-ts.

I could change all that with some of my esoteric numerology posts but that might make the place even quieter. 😝 


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07/06/2020 3:58 am  
Posted by: @djedi

I did get Kyle's book in the mail a few days ago. I liked it. I'm more excited for The Incoming of the Aeon of Maat, though.

I'll take this as a “favorable review.”

 

I'm also looking forward to the Forthcoming Incoming very much. I doubt I'll be first in line to review it as I suspect a good deal of time will be spent pouring over its contents.

 

The Masonic Board Game sounds like a curious creature. Its very existence is of interest. I am reminded of the DOOM board game. Who makes a board game from a FPS? But prior to the advent of gaming environments and avatars, the board game was King. D & D remains just as wonderful as it ever was despite the forward march of video game tech.

 

If one can enter into and achieve some degree of facility with Hoodoo and Sympathetic Magic, the “board game” can become an Astral Analog for the physical ritual movements we've enacted when making out first dramatic steps into the “Beyond” via ceremonial technology.

 

Drop down through the Masonic movements and that would be putting the T in O-T-O.

 

All on the kitchen table.


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