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Pertinax
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01/03/2020 4:31 am  

Hi all,

long time forum viewer here. This forum is my main way of keeping up to date with Thelemic things. So I thought I may as well register.

I’ve been knocking around the occult scene on and off since I was a kid, and spent quite a bit of time studying AC’s system among others including paganism, hermetics, Buddhism and a bunch of other topics.

Other interests include martial arts, meditation and environmental science, mainly landscape ecology.

 


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Michael Staley
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01/03/2020 11:15 am  

Welcome to membership, Pertinax. The image associated with your username is familiar to me, perhaps from another site.

 


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ignant666
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01/03/2020 12:45 pm  

Wait, apparently-sane people registering, and posting?! This could set back my calculation of the last frost date by weeks!

Welcome to the fray, Pertinax! Perhaps we will see you in the gardening thread given your interests?


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01/03/2020 2:23 pm  

Welcome, Pertinax! Good to have you aboard! 


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ignant666
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01/03/2020 2:26 pm  

Also, i have to ask: "sticks his oat in"? Is it a wild oat?


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Michael Staley
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01/03/2020 3:06 pm  
Posted by: @ignant666

Is it a wild oat?

Wild? It's incandescent with rage.


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frater_anubis
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01/03/2020 7:55 pm  

The thing with typos is, you never know exactly what was meant. It could be "Is it a wild goat"

Johnny


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Pertinax
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01/03/2020 7:58 pm  
Posted by: @ignant666

Also, i have to ask: "sticks his oat in"? Is it a wild oat?

I meant ‘sticks his oar in’. Call it a typo, Freudian slip, or whatever.

I don’t currently garden, given that I don’t have a garden. I have however always been a potterer in other people’s gardens and have been known to know a few things about plants. It’s something of an as-yet unfulfilled aspiration. 


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Pertinax
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01/03/2020 8:05 pm  
Posted by: @michael-staley

Welcome to membership, Pertinax. The image associated with your username is familiar to me, perhaps from another site.

 

The image is Melek Taus, the peacock angel of Yezidi tradition. Something I worked with years ago when I took the motto that I’m now using here as my username. The two go together in my mind.

He’s a sort of Rex Mundi figure with a whole boatload of interesting correspondences.


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Michael Staley
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01/03/2020 8:18 pm  
Posted by: @pertinax

The image is Melek Taus, the peacock angel of Yezidi tradition.

Ah, that explains why it looked familiar to me. A few years ago I was preparing a book by David Hall, Beelzebub and the Beast, for publication by Starfire Publishing. Whilst preparing the book I took a great deal of interest in Gurdjieff and related fields of interest - indeed, using an image of the Peacock Angel in the cover artwork.


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The HGA of a Duck
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02/03/2020 7:48 pm  

@pertinax

Welcome. I was a "long-time lurker" too, by that I mean I lurked a long time ago but only briefly. I came to lurk here again about a year ago, mainly in the Qabalah section. I learnt a lot and decided to join recently. Lurking is all well and good but its only "the first half of the equation", the second is interacting with other members. 🙂 


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