A fellow Thelemite on Reddit told me about this forum, looks like a nice place!
I am a Thelemite, was a decade ago and recently came back. Walked the LHP a while as a Satanist and Setian, even publishing a book on the latter and helping found a small LHP organization. That is behind me now though as of 1/1/2020. I like Crowley but fall on the side of him being an accidental prophet, I think Thelema exists above and beyond Crowley and his specific works. I'm interested in Typhonianism as well, though I've only read a little Grant and Levenda's "The Dark Lord". My patron is mainly Set still but not in a skewed satanic view. I've been working with the composite deity Set-Tetu-Ra Ka-Nuit aha-Apep, likely my own HGA that I've just gotten in touch with as of 1/1/20.
Feel free to ama! Looking forward to more thoroughly checking the place out 🙂
Welcome (and thanks for the reply on the other thread). I am also a (fairly) new member and funnily enough I also had a similar experience around the same time. I'm not sure I found my HGA but I did have an experience of what I'd call "astral" consciousness (others might say I was just going a bit mad from lack of sleep). After years of being interested in Crowley as a "creepy old man from the olden days" who had this strange mystique, I finally understood him as a "prophet", and understood that rather than being "a bunch of weird rituals and creepy stuff", Thelema is actually about "beautiful space stuff". Sadly this experience didn't last long, and I have since come back to my more normal consciousness, but at the time I understood that Nuit brings the whole universe to life (I was almost hearing angelic choirs while having ecstatic thoughts about space).
Welcome aboard the HMS Bedlam!
We're all mad here! As a Thelemite I have enjoyed learning from others here, enjoying the discussions and the FIGHTS!
How did you come up with your 'franken-diety' and what does it mean to you? 🙂
I believe it's the form of my HGA. From a post of mine on another forum:
I posted about this recently [here]( https://www.reddit.com/r/thelema/comments/etftnm/settetura_ka_nuit_a_composite_deity/) and wanted to follow up. Firstly the full title is "Set-Tetu-Ra Ka-Nuit aha-Apep", Seth/Thoth/Ra, soul of Nuit, who contends against Apep.
Interestingly, when I boiled it down, both Set-Tetu-Ra and aha-Apep = 12 = 3. I found it interesting that this being Set-Tetu-Ra equals "who contends against Apep". Not only that, but it's obviously a triune deity who's number is 3. Further, I got the English "Set" and Hebrew "Apep" boiled down to both be 8.
In Hebrew Ra = 201, Ka = 21, both equal 3 with the same two digits. This ties the Ra aspect directly to the Soul, like Set is tied to the Chaos.
Ka-Nuit boiled down to 4, the number of the sun. Set-Tetu-Ra had boiled down to 3, and Set-Tetu-Ra Ka-Nuit was 7, the number of divine completion and perfection, like they're meant to go together. Set-Tetu-Ra Ka-Nuit aha-Apep = 10 = 1, wholeness and unity, Nuit as both The All (1) and Nothing (0). Adding the full name up in Hebrew the way I did also came out 10 = 1.
Here's my sheet: https://imgur.com/a/VaIneyO