it is my pleasure to make your acquaintance. I have been a long time lurker but would like to start contributing more to the community and help donate to it when finances allow.
I have been a Thelemite for many years but unfortunately fell into a deep pit of despair some years back at which time I could barely stand to do even the basic of rituals. Luckily just three years I finally encountered my HGA who initiated me and balanced my spheres. After the most horrid ordeal of having to be weened off the breast of beloved Isis and a run in with choronzon I am glad to say I got my life all straightened out and am now working with more motivation and gratitude than ever before.
I am now currently working on completing books to be published as well as starting a small online ethnobotanical and hermetic supply shop. In suit with the books to set fourth my work as Adeptus Exemptus I am working on creating my own personal mystic system based on Thelema in an attempt to cease to number my-self.
"We accept you, we accept you, one of us, one of us!"
Welcome Frater Hupomeno/ TSV. (You are well come.)
A "run in with choronzon"? I hope you told “him” where to get off!?!
As Hamal said, you do indeed sound as if you have been a busy boy! More on this later, no doubt, but would this work of yours actually be the 4th one as an E.A., or did you mean simply mean “forth”, in fact? You mentioned you were alurking, though I don’t know whether you would have been aware of a rather amusing little thread on the Thelema "Magick" board with a somewhat presumptuous bouquet that goes into these theses and essays and all sorts of shenanigans?
The best of luck with the soil, incidentally (ethobotanically speaking - it’s “that time of the year”!)
Norma N. Joy Conquest
Thanks everyone for the warm welcome!
Jamie: I did in fact mean forth. Thank you for correcting me! I am not sure if I read that particular thread on theses and essays, however I did come across an amusing one on this site. If you are interested in checking out my work (hardly original :P) I have my web-site listed on my profile. Since I wouldn't want to take any credit for it, I should have merely called it 'a translation'. The problem now is trying to resolve on specific formula, god-names, words of the aeon, God of the aeon, translations to use &c. Each time I change something in one book, I find all 411 books need to be corrected. So I am trying to perfect the system into a coherent whole without mixing planes as well as changing enough of the main ingredients of Thelema as not to represent it 'as such' or attract the Thelemic 'orthodoxy' after me. I wouldn't want to ruffle any feathers. I see it sort of like an off-shoot branch (or limb?) of Thelema that should mutually support and act in equilibrium with it. I hope this makes at least a little sense. Words are highly my strong point and I feel my-self at great pains to express my reflection of thought.