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10/04/2020 4:09 am  

A new book has been introduced (by me) today. Here is the Official Description ...

What happened after Solar Lodge blew up? This book is a cross between "The Confessions of Frater Shiva," and "Meetings with Remarkable People." In it, Shiva rolls out more True Tales of Initiation and High Adventure, starting in 1973 and running through right into the heart of the plague of 2020, when it was published. It is very boring compared to "Inside Solar Lodge," but it does have its moments. This book solves no puzzles. The only "secret" revealed is the full disclosure of the "terrible secret" of a Magus, which is the real curse, even though it's previously been revealed, but nobody believes it. This is a heavily-illustrated, soft- or hard-covered, historical treatise.

 

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  http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/desert_star

 

93.'. Shiva
 
I Am *Not a Rajah* or a Voyeur -
I Am Shiva the destroyer.
I destroy Illusion
- and other little things
 
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10/04/2020 4:50 am  
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I am happy for your new book.
 
Does the "terrible secret" of a Magus has something with the following quote, which I've just quoted three years ago on some different thread?
 

“The meditation of this afternoon resulted in an initiation so stupendous that I dare not hint at its Word. It is the supreme secret of a Magus, and it is so awful that I tremble even now—two hours later and more ... as I write concerning it. In a single instant I had the Key to the whole of the Chinese wisdom. In the light—momentary glimpse as it was—of this truth, all systems of religion and philosophy became absolutely puerile. Even the Law (of Thelema) appears no more than a curious incident. I remain absolutely bewildered, blinded, knowing what blasting image lies in this shrine.” (Quoted from Confessions, [p.] 840 by Kaczynski in Perdurabo)


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10/04/2020 6:07 am  
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Does the "terrible secret" of a Magus has something with the following quote ... ?

Yes, it does.

I will not play marketing games. Nobody has to buy the book. I will extract the pertinent section and post it right here ... pretty soon (subjective chronological ambiguity). In the meantime, maybe somebody knows this "secret," which is plainly writ in a Libers Liber.

 


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10/04/2020 6:32 am  

I just finished placing my order. It's very seldom that I buy the books discussed here on LAShTAL, but for the "Confessions of Frater Shiva," a man with whom I disagree on certain points of philosophy but respect very much as a human being and adventurer, I'll make an exception.

And while I'm getting sentimental, though you might find it banal, let me say that while I usually play the fool or act childe-ishly, I do think very highly of you and the life you've lived. It's been my pleasure to correspond with you even in this distant and impersonal fashion. If it ever seemed as though I was egging you on or pushing your buttons, please know it's only because I like you so well.

This may come as a surprise, seeing as how I (an FNG on LAShTAL) rarely post about the more sensitive matters you often discuss here -- and that's only because I'm superstitious about the fourth power, along with my own background in metaphysics being rooted in Ancient Greece and the Near East and not the Far East or West like most users here -- but I do find your posts to be very insightful for the avenue by which they approach magic and mysticism.

If I ever get old enough to write my own Meetings with Remarkable People, you'll be included in it, even if we've never met.

 


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10/04/2020 8:20 am  
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I'm superstitious about the fourth power

I am a greater believer in the fourth power> I spent 42 years of my life in verbal lockdown. The last 20 years of that period of silence allowed me to teach "hidden" metaphysical subjects in college courses that were fully accredited by the U.S. Department of Edu.

That was always my goal in the outer arena. I pulled it off. But while I was pulling, I never mentioned Crowley, Thelema, Initiation, Evocation. I mean, I'm not stupid (regardless of what some deranged devotees may think). No, I steered a clean path through the hordes of advanced humanity, gently sowing the seeds of spiritual discovery.

Note" "Advanced humanity" is above the "common" herd, but not quite onto the probationary path.

In 2007, all that silence came unglued with the publication of Inside Solar Lodge. You see, at that point I had nothing left to lose. As RTC noted, he has to do public service after his book came out. I said, "Tell me about it." I stepped in to LAShTAL to straighten out some Solar Lodge questions and misconceptions. I\m still doing public service duty, some 13 years later.

I find myself free of the fourth power, but that only came later in life. Thank goodness the internet only became capable of quick Google searches of people's name just as I retired. If I were to apply for any position, and the Wazir was to search my name, he/she would find me linked to the OTO, Child Abuse, Satanic Cult Worship (Aleister Crowley, hmmmph!), and Interstate Flight to Avoid Persecution.

Anyone can abandon the fourth power, when they have nothing to lose, and are pushed over the edge. I describe all this, in great detail, in the book.

But if you've got something to lose (job, spouse, standing in your church, sensitive government position, professional reputation, etc), I'd say keep a grip on the fourth, maybe even here on LAShTAL, where everyone is a member of The Wu-Wei Universal Life Force Fraternity. There used to be a separate profess-house for the ladies, but that idea got scrapped for the Good Ole Boy's Club. I speak of extra-LAShTAL affairs. So you'd think you could trust everyone here. But some folks have an agenda, so it's four to the fore.

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my own background in metaphysics being rooted in Ancient Greece and the Near East and not the Far East or West like most users here -

I wonder what you mean by "rooted?" There are exoteric roots whereby one gets a culture drummed into them through childhood, or built up with collegiate study and adventurous expeditions to "sacred" places. The esoteric side is what is the culture of the internal visions.

I have found that people have a different, internal hierarchy. We study the equivalencies of all systems (777), but when the inner light gets turned up, the culture varies. I have asked people about this, and have heard Egyptian, Hindu,North American Indian. I know one initiate who is internally rooted in Sumerian Black Magic crap, but he doesn't know it.

Most Crowley fan boys and tan girls buy into the Egyptian lineage. That era is firmly rooted in much of the "western" subconscious. DNA, you know. The Egyptians greatly influenced Greece, but Greece was one subplane ahead of Egypt in the turnover of Aeons and root races.

So when you say "middle eastern," could you be a bit more specific, without violating the fourth?

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If I ever get old enough to write my own Meetings with Remarkable People, you'll be included in it, even if we've never met.

Oh, please feel free to drop by any time ... after the plague goes back into the subterranean caverns from which is was evoked.

 


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10/04/2020 3:04 pm  

Great to hear another book by Shiva !
Just Ordered the book.
I already have a home depot plastic crate container and a deep closet to place it in for a week or two before daring to open the Terrible Secret.


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10/04/2020 4:03 pm  

Have ordered this also. Shiva is always an entertaining story-teller, and i am sure even if it's less fun than the Solar Lodge book, it will be worth the money.

 


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10/04/2020 4:28 pm  

I bought it (not the farm).  

Looking 4 ward 2 Hadit

 

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10/04/2020 5:26 pm  
Posted by: @shiva

So when you say "middle eastern," could you be a bit more specific, without violating the fourth?

I simply mean that when djedi-as-a-boy arrived at the (once frightening) possibility that physics could be informed by metaphysics, I locked myself away with the writings of who I considered in my ignorance to be the earliest authority on metaphysics: Plato. Once I had read his complete philosophy, even beyond the so-called metaphysical dialogues, I was so taken with him that I followed the man's thought after his death, through the fragmented works of the academicians like Xenocrates and Arcesilaus et al. until I happened upon those sublime Neoplatonists whose names we all might recognize, like Numenius, Proclus, Plotinus and his student Porphyry, and his student Iamblichus. I also studied those men who influenced Platonism, like Pyrrho.

Once I left the classical age and hit the dark ages, I felt I went too far, so I went back to Plato and started in the opposite direction. I collected the even more fragmentary works of the Pythagoreans (Platonism is considered by some to be 'Neopythagoreanism,' you see). Once I was finished with the teachings of Pythagoras, I went even further back to the people who taught the man from Samos himself: the Egyptians, Chaldeans, etc. The Egyptians and their philosophy still capture my imagination, and have done so even longer than Platonism (maybe because it was easier to learn middle egyptian than attic greek).

This was all before I thought to take anything like qabalah or hermetics seriously, having had only common knowledge of them at the time. I wasn't at all educated on the usual conception of the tree of life or theurgy or whatever, but had to devise my own versions and test them with no modern knowledge of such tools. I find it very difficult to relate my learning in these matters to people whose first experience with magic and mysticism was Robert Anton Wilson or worse, Peter Carroll. I can at least articulate myself before people educated in Crowley, but that can also be difficult.

I have taken great pains to expand my knowledge of other systems, but usually examine them through my 'ancient greek or near eastern' lens. I can translate my ideas into those systems, but I always find something gets lost in translation, so I usually don't.

There, you've gotten my life story. If there will ever be a post I ask Paul to delete, it will be this one.


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10/04/2020 5:36 pm  
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those sublime Neoplatonists whose names we all might recognize, like Numenius, Proclus, Plotinus and his student Porphyry, and his student Iamblichus.

Household words really, those guys.


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10/04/2020 6:06 pm  

Good news. I just ordered "Inside the Law" along with the latest two by RTC. 😎 


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10/04/2020 6:28 pm  

@elitemachinery
“I just ordered "Inside the Law" along with the latest two by RTC”

Well you’ll find one author has reached the higher ranges of mind;
and the other has focused his level of attention on putting together a scenario which most might assume a scenario that got put together by Crowley’s head who was forgetful enough not to cover some of his tracks.
Enjoy the toy.


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10/04/2020 8:55 pm  

Lulu is now popping a pop-up that advises clients to ALLOW AN ADDITIONAL 5-10 DAYS to get any iem delivered ... due to Covid-19 interferences and upheavals.

 


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10/04/2020 9:12 pm  
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Household words really, those guys.

They are in my house! The fact I live alone is merely coincidental.

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ADDITIONAL 5-10 DAYS

With the standard time to print and lowest priced shipping option, that's over half a month of waiting -- and we all might be living in Mad Max times by then. Everyone will have forgotten how to read.


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10/04/2020 10:36 pm  
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There, you've gotten my life story. If there will ever be a post I ask Paul to delete, it will be this one.

I hate to write about myself. I vote the word "I" as the worst word, and the most untrue one. Designed to deceive.

I've partly cured my souls, in my early days, with Mahasatipatthana, the Buddhist mental practice (not meditation).

It (Mahasatipatthana) is best described in AC's Science and Buddhism, and mentioned in Eight Lectures on Yoga. I tried to find some book written by the Buddhist & their description of the practice. Found just one book, and Mahasatipatthana was very poorly presented. Anyway, it's almost sure AC had learned it from Allan Bennett.

I've mentioned this particular practice to you, DJ Edi, because it is entirely different from your knowledge. Buddhist's practices can be very nasty to "our" European minds. And don't worry, it can be practiced even in Mad Max times.


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16/04/2020 5:53 pm  
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ADDITIONAL 5-10 DAYS

 

Some people ordered the wrong RTC book.
Others desisted, ordering no book 'til Fall.
Some people ordered the right Shiva book.
Too bad they can't read it at all.

So far, I have discovered two (2)(0=2) typos.

Well, I have been insured assured by Weiser professionals that no matter how thorough the proofing, there will (wilt?) be typographical errors.

Even with two proofreaders, the original Inside Solar Lodge - Outside the Law contains two (2)(0=2) errors. For one thing, it says Solar Lodge sold gasolines. That would be petrols in British dialect.

But such errors pale (cringe) before the TITLE PAGE of Outside Solar Lodge ...

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Can you find the error in less than three seconds? Of course you can.

However, it is my semi-professional opinion that the text itself is coherent enough that (almost) anyone can understand the plot without resorting to dictionaries or learned pundits.

"It's not your fault," my wife said. "After all, you do know how to spell."

"Yeah," I replied. "It's my vision."

So, if you spot any "blind spots," don't bother to tell me, because I've already not-seen them.

 

  


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16/04/2020 6:14 pm  

Outside Solar Lodge

Is Nude The Law

 

Mine copy shalt arrive by tomorrow. Supposed-ly. 

Whilst Richardboy's book not til next-week.  The difference between Massachusetts and Wisconsin, doncha-know. 


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16/04/2020 6:19 pm  

Can't you just send Lulu a new corrected pdf?

Thus making our "Insude" editions potentially valuable collector's items.


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16/04/2020 8:03 pm  
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Can't you just send Lulu a new corrected pdf?

Thus making our "Insude" editions potentially valuable collector's items.

Oh, yes. Which I will do. I have already considered listing the corrections as "Second Edition," but have decided on "Second Printing," which will make the first printing as valuable as an upside-down airplane.

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1918 Inverted Jenny Stamp, 24 cents, now $15,000.

There are now twelve (12) copies of this atrocity in circulation (by the delivery services). I will hold off on errata eradication until our copy arrives. Kali will then proof it. She has the ability to spot an error on my computer screen from six feet away. It's one of those gestalt siddhis that is instant with a glance.

So, for a few days, full-time and part-time investors may consider getting an inverted jenny Insude the Law as part of their retirement account.

 

 

 


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16/04/2020 8:50 pm  
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Once I left the classical age and hit the dark ages, I felt I went too far

Did you ever get round to the Sufis and/or Islamic stuff? Don't forget this knowledge travelled east while the dark ages were going on. "Islamic" stuff can be interesting, you don't have to "buy" the whole thing.


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Did you ever get round to the Sufis and/or Islamic stuff?

Does water roll off a duck's ass? Yes, if you like to hear me toot my own horn, I can tell you that I once made as complete a study as a non Arabic speaker could into the Islamic mystics and magicians. Some names I can pluck out of memory are Zakariya al-Razi, al-Kindi, al-Biruni, Jabir ibn Hayyan, Abd al-Hazra etc. including my personal favorite, al-Misri. I also like Jafar from Aladdin.

This is to say nothing of those universally recognized Sufis like Nasrudin.

(al-Kindi's thesis On Rays is of particular importance to the reader of LAShTAL, as I believe Aleister Crowley referenced it in some of his most controversial work, particularly that on 'child sacrifice'.)

Trust that since I first picked up the Timaeus I have devoted years to the study of this thing we talk about here, and the people who do it -- from the mahōtsukai of the east to the angakoks of the west. The point of that post was to impress on the reader that, while we can assume anyone seriously reading this is a Horian, I am more Isiac than Osiric. If you know what I mean. When the idea from Egypt became Platonism, then Neo-Platonism, I adored it all. When Neo-Platonism mingled with the Abrahamic religions and became Gnosticism, Sufism, Jewish Kabbalah and the rest, something happened that I didn't like. That's all there is to it.

 


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17/04/2020 1:42 am  

@djedi

Thanks for the reply. Makes sense, just checking if there was some overlap with some of the stuff I've "researched". Keep on doing what you do, it seems cool.

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if you like to hear me toot my own horn

I wouldn't put it that way, these threads always have little diversions like this, which are fine as long as they don't go on too long.


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17/04/2020 3:51 am  
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I am more Isiac than Osiric. If you know what I mean.

There are those of us here who are married to Isa someone who practices natural magick as opposed to our yang.

Posted by: @djedi

When Neo-Platonism mingled with the Abrahamic religions and became Gnosticism, Sufism, Jewish Kabbalah and the rest, something happened that I didn't like.

The slow development of the Osirian mix-up. Set kills Osiris. So who sits in the Eastern Chair? What a friend we have in Jesus ...


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18/04/2020 3:13 am  
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us here who are married to Isa

Not many brides of Christ around this forum.

We hold the Earth fro Hell away. 🌹


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18/04/2020 1:23 pm  
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Posted by: @shiva

So when you say "middle eastern," could you be a bit more specific, without violating the fourth?

I simply mean that when djedi-as-a-boy arrived at the (once frightening) possibility that physics could be informed by metaphysics, I locked myself away with the writings of who I considered in my ignorance to be the earliest authority on metaphysics: Plato. Once I had read his complete philosophy, even beyond the so-called metaphysical dialogues, I was so taken with him that I followed the man's thought after his death, through the fragmented works of the academicians like Xenocrates and Arcesilaus et al. until I happened upon those sublime Neoplatonists whose names we all might recognize, like Numenius, Proclus, Plotinus and his student Porphyry, and his student Iamblichus. I also studied those men who influenced Platonism, like Pyrrho.

Once I left the classical age and hit the dark ages, I felt I went too far, so I went back to Plato and started in the opposite direction. I collected the even more fragmentary works of the Pythagoreans (Platonism is considered by some to be 'Neopythagoreanism,' you see). Once I was finished with the teachings of Pythagoras, I went even further back to the people who taught the man from Samos himself: the Egyptians, Chaldeans, etc. The Egyptians and their philosophy still capture my imagination, and have done so even longer than Platonism (maybe because it was easier to learn middle egyptian than attic greek).

This was all before I thought to take anything like qabalah or hermetics seriously

 

So when do you think the Osirisian age started?   Sumer?  Egypt? 


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18/04/2020 6:42 pm  

Received my copy just a couple hours ago!

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So when do you think the Osirisian age started?   Sumer?  Egypt? 

You're looking at over six millennia of B.C.'s with those two names, and that's only what we know about. That's a lot of wriggle room to talk about aeonics. Besides, I think it would be gauche for me to go on about myself and my ideas in Shiva's thread, so I'll defer to him if he has anything to say on the subject.


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18/04/2020 8:02 pm  
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So when do you think the Osirisian age started?   Sumer?  Egypt? 

While waiting for his reply, I would venture to say that IAO, in its three phases, governed India, Sumer, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Arabia, and is now playing out in the Europe-UK-USA phase. We could also analyze it from the VIAOV Horus version. My point is: The three gunas govern everything, and these "ages" or "aeons" repeat themselves throughout a culture's lifetime ... or and individual's.

 


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19/04/2020 1:45 am  
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So when do you think the Osirisian age started?   Sumer?  Egypt? 

I hadn't thought about your question all day, but in the shower I remembered it and, though I had a more verbose answer when I held my tongue, was made to think of the mysteries of Serapis. The rise of his cult, though very subtly Osiric (speaking aeonically) compared to the religions that were most powerful by the end of the aeon, is the first marker of change in the (Egypt / Sumer) region about which you asked.

While Serapis is and should be thought of according to the graeco-egyptian thought which formed the portal for his ascendance, history first finds his name in a far-flung place: Babylon! I shall now quote from the Anabasis of Alexander, Chapter XXVI:

The Royal Diary also says that Peithon, Attains, Demophon, and Peucestas, as well as Cleomenes, Menidas, and Seleucus, slept in the temple of Serapis, and asked the god whether it would be better and more desirable for Alexander to be carried into his temple, in order as a suppliant to be cured by him. A voice issued from the god saying that he was not to be carried into the temple, but that it would be better for him to remain where he was. This answer was reported by the Companions; and soon after Alexander died, as if forsooth this were now the better thing.

This is the first mention of Serapis in all history, very far from what would eventually become the seat of his cult. You can read on Wikipedia of all places that some historians reckon Arrian meant Enki who was called Šar Apsi -- king of the watery deep. 

It is very poetic to think of the death of Alexander the Great as being the start of the Aeon of Osiris, I think. I have more to say, but again, I think it would be tacky to do so. And this sort of thing is better left to the imagination, anyway.


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19/04/2020 2:21 am  
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It is very poetic to think of the death of Alexander the Great as being the start of the Aeon of Osiris

The time is about right. However, E. Alexander Crowley the Great, poet and aeon-pusher, probably wouldn't like the competitive synchronicity.

 


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19/04/2020 4:06 am  

After intermittently reading a few chapters at a time, I'm halfway through and saving the other half for tomorrow. I like it very much. One part of the book which chronicles the "Flashdance" ceremony links to a youtube video in the footnotes. Would you believe that I once stumbled accidentally over that very obscure video years ago, before I ever even knew of our Frater Shiva, or LAShTAL?

Some other serendipities I've noticed while reading, besides the delivery of my copy on 4/18, relates to a soundtrack I put on to drown out noise when I read the first few chapters. The soundtrack to which I listened was uploaded to youtube on 9/23 (a date of significance in the book) and the piece of media the soundtrack was from happened to be released on November 3rd, which is 11/3 in our Gregorian calendar but 9/3 in the original Romulan calendar. Not that I personally read much into that sort of thing, but it's worth mentioning for our purposes here.


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19/04/2020 6:34 am  
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Would you believe that I once stumbled accidentally over that very obscure video years ago, before I ever even knew of our Frater Shiva, or LAShTAL?

Yes.

 


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Posted by: @dom

So when do you think the Osirisian age started?   Sumer?  Egypt? 

 

This is the first mention of Serapis in all history, very far from what would eventually become the seat of his cult. You can read on Wikipedia of all places that some historians reckon Arrian meant Enki who was called Šar Apsi -- king of the watery deep. 

It is very poetic to think of the death of Alexander the Great as being the start of the Aeon of Osiris, I think. I have more to say, but again, I think it would be tacky to do so. And this sort of thing is better left to the imagination, anyway.

 

Isn't this an issue about city-state  'matriarchal societies' as being the antecedent to male  'sky god' societies?    I thought myths were always sort of gender-balanced.

 

Early man was chaotic and nomadic and maybe this is outside the scope of being 'Isisian'.  According to James Burke (in his book Connections) at the end of the last ice age (10,000 B.C.) the rigorous nomadic lifestyle was beginning to corrode.  Between 6000 and 5000 B.C. when hunters left the now barren high vegetation lands and descended to seek food and water in Mexico, the Middle East they would settle by the great rivers Tigris and the Euphrates where city states would crop up.  Likewise in the Nile area where irrigation was also developed.  

  

With regards to Sumeria the early Ubaid period  circa 6500 BC  saw farmers come from northern Mesopotamia who had mastered irrigation of course well before the rise of the city of Uruk and the male dominated priestly caste (who revered female gods) in c. 2900 BC.   


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20/04/2020 2:40 am  

I finished the book. My favorite things about it are the first-hand accounts Shiva provides of his meetings with various figures of the times' magical scenes. If it wasn't obvious, my wheelhouse is in way back when, so I had only vague, passing knowledge of a fraction of those people discussed. Of particular interest to me was Jack Schwarz and his seven rays, which I looked into after I finished OSL by checking out his Human Energy Systems on the internet archive.

The rays aren't my bag, really, but I think it's fun to wonder about that sort of thing and if I were to utilize it as a tool and not a novelty. Like a magickal Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

Just as I finished reading Schwarz's description of each ray, I wondered what the man might have supposed to be the color of my 'ray'. Immediately, my eyes were drawn to another tab I had open and the song I had paused on after finishing OSL.

anycolor

Any Colour You Like

Just a silly little thing. Anyway, I enjoyed the book very much, @shiva . Thank you for writing it.


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21/04/2020 12:58 am  

I'm glad you enjoyed it ... without calling the white-coated, burly men. I'm not sure i

t I assured the readers that a lot of that stuff involved "other dimensions," but i tried to stay focused on the interfaces with ordinary reality.

As far as Jack Schwarz goes, I'm sure you, and others, will find the following video interesting. It was originally a 16 mm film, changed to video, converted by me to wmv, so it's a bit fuzzy. I used to be able to hear the sound fine, but I can't distinguish such things these days.

If anybody is stuck in isolation with a non-Windows (TM) video player, just let me know and I'll crank out an mp4.

Tempis Fugit

Well, I see that a wmv file doesn't load up properly as an attachment, so I'll do some QBL-fiddling and find a way to cut through the clutter.

 


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21/04/2020 6:38 pm  
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A new book has been introduced (by me) today. Here is the Official Description ...

 

I ordered it a few days ago. 


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21/04/2020 6:47 pm  

I was informed by Lulu that it (and a few others I didn't have so far) are on its way!

 


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21/04/2020 7:25 pm  

I am reading it now.  It is very good.  

I am thinking about 

@Shiva asking Shiva he wants to do an interview about it online here.  I was thinking of setting up some questions that were flying in my head whilst reading. 


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21/04/2020 7:33 pm  

I have it in my possession
sealed in the inmost chamber
charging for 7 days;
and on the 8th day
i will put it in my knapsack
take a walk with it
and let my aura become acquainted with the book
before it pierces my mind.


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21/04/2020 8:00 pm  

The elusive video has been uploaded to Vimeo, where it will remain posted for a moth. Then it will disappear.

Jack Schwarz is tested at the Meninger Foundation, hooked up to biofeedback sensors, during a clinical study of yogis and psi "talents."

https://vimeo.com/410321787

 


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21/04/2020 8:08 pm  
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The elusive video has been uploaded to Vimeo

Thanks for going through the trouble to bring it to us. The audio is fine, I could understand everything said.


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24/04/2020 1:43 pm  

Got my copy. An entertaining and interesting book, following up on the Solar Lodge, and Shiva's subsequent adventures. We learn more about the fascinating Frater Taurus, LAPD, whose life story would make an excellent movie/TV show. We see actual photographs of the ferocious hell-hounds that guard Shiva and Kali.

Shiva said somewhere or other that this book would cause me to post about how he is nuts, which he is, but we all knew that already. He is also the most advanced initiate willing to put up with us, so there's that. This book is the next best thing to hanging out with the man.

This is the second book this week to mention me, this one somewhat more favorably than RTC's. I always figured that what got Shiva to start posting here was arguing with/educating me about the Solar Lodge "boy in the box" case a number of years ago, and so i was happy to get credit for this. I had always believed the McMurtry via Ed Sanders version, but had been fascinated by the Solar Lodge since i first read Sanders' The Family when it came out in 1972 when i was a teenage Thelemite just getting into all this stuff. One of the first things i did in law school when i learned how to look up cases online was to pull the two lawsuits against Sanders/his publishers by the "Tong"/Solar Lodge, and the (c)OTO. So of course a real live former member was very intriguing, and i'm proud to be responsible for being annoying enough to get him to start refuting me.

Reading two very lashtal-based books in a week really serves as a reminder of just what a wonderful resource/place this is, and what a profound debt of gratitude we all owe Paul for creating and sustaining lashtal. Give the man some money to sustain this place, you cheap bastards!


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24/04/2020 10:58 pm  
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We see actual photographs of the ferocious hell-hounds that guard Shiva and Kali.

Without having seen them, I have in my mind an image of the dobermanns who appear in the final scenes of that 70s film classic The Boys From Brazil and which proceed to terrorize (and rip the throat out of) psychotic Nazi-on-the-run Dr Josef Mengele, as portrayed by Gregory Peck.

Would I be very far out?

Norma N Joy Conquest


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24/04/2020 11:24 pm  

Spot on, as you Brits say.


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25/04/2020 12:07 am  

I can't believe it I ordered the wrong book-just ordered the right one.
Oh well.

Back to the Ngöndro with City of The Sun to kindle The Chandali in hopes of cutting through the mental patterning; to discover an unexpected dimension of openness and possibility at the heart of experience; obscured in the conventional modes of waking cognition of apparent forms.Tap into Shiva's Tib.'od gsal and be devoured by heightened states of transcendent rapture.

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25/04/2020 3:11 am  
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Would I be very far out?

Bobby the dog, soon after his magical acquisition in 2005, up in our land along The Chain of Craters. (A natural monument type area on the Continental Divide.

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Scooter the Terrible (legal name: "Snickelfritz"). He is very smart.

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  The software keeps messing with the original pics.

Soror Athena (right), her daughter, and Bobby the Dog at Trinity Ground Zero 2017.

 

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25/04/2020 4:02 am  

A person down under (not the Incarnation of Maat) read Inside the Law and brought a significant historical error to light. In the text, or a footnote if I remember correctly, it is implied that Grant had no "official" OTO linkage.

This person referred me to Remembering Aleister Crowley, which I have, and have read, perhaps too fast, where it says Grant got a IX* field promotion. Crowley was possibly going to California and he wrote that Grant would carry on his work in England.

So when words like insude are being corrected, this reference will be re-written. Because with Lulu, one gets to change the style of any letter, for there are no secrets therein, but maybe some errors. No karma. No blame.

 


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25/04/2020 4:15 am  
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The software keeps messing with the original pics.

What mystic software is this? (You don't have to answer if it is some arcane secret).


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25/04/2020 6:53 am  
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What mystic software is this? (You don't have to answer if it is some arcane secret).

Irfanview or simply just a cop of anything. I past it it, but then something inverts or makes color go to B&W. But now I'll try to attach the image, not just copy it an paste it here.

scoot

    Arf!

That's better, isn't it?

Be good, Scooter. Don't rip Jamie's throat.

 

(He weighs around 20 lbs.)

 

 


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25/04/2020 1:09 pm  

Providence Ri
Stepping into the Veil
With City of The Sun

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revisited the book and opened at random to pg 16

captured the sun on return from the locus of concentration.

That is the magic of Shiva !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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25/04/2020 3:02 pm  

It is possible that i slightly exaggerated the size, and combat abilities, of Scooter and Bobby. But their thoughts are very ferocious.


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