Notifications
Clear all

Salutations.


 Anonymous
Joined: 51 years ago
Posts: 0
Topic starter  

Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be the Whole of The Law-

Hello All. I've been lurking for some time now and have decided to make a formal appearance.

My name is Ash- I am an American female of the generation Y baby boom from dusty right wing Central California.

I enjoy art in all of its many forms and am charged with being a Singer, songwriter, poet and vocalist.

I was raised in a strict Jehovah's Witness household as a child, so naturally I was drawn to the Occult. Everything that
was denied me I reveled in. I still make an amazing blood sausage and make a point to have ridiculous birthday parties.

From the age of 10 or so I have been practicing and experimenting with varying types of ritual work, most of which initially
involved nature worship,or connection with a certain Godform or cultural Pantheon. My particular interest as a youth centered around The Hindu and Celtic traditions, gradually finding most use for the methods employed in Western Hermeticism.
I first stumbled upon the Book of the Law in 2004 but was not ready at that time to assimilate the Law into the way of my Heart.

I had never read something so powerful that the words unfurling themselves in my mind made me physically tremble.
I put the little red book away, and tried to reason away the decrees that embedded themselves in the core of my being,
a record of the resonance of their truth.

It took innumerable trials and heartache to lead me back to that book, Eight of my 26 years at the time had been fretted away and I knew I had to do my utmost to understand and apply the Law while my mind was still elastic enough to do so.

Since May of last year, I have spent a majority of my free time delving into Magickal and Mystical studies and practices. I have come now to a point where I need to be able to discuss these concepts with others in order to affirm I have an accurate grasp on them, or to possibly obtain one. I have had an incredibly debilitating fear of groups since my upbringing in a high control cult, and have struggled with the need for community and interaction and my apprehension of it. The more I find out about the Thelemites and their practices and organizations, the more I realize that this is the path that I was meant to tread. This (Lashtal) will be my first venture into joining a spiritually minded "community", that I hope will motivate me to continue on into bringing other like-minded Stars into my actual life outside of the internet.

Thank you for reading, look forward to interacting.

-Ash

Love Is the Law, Love Under Will


Quote
 Anonymous
Joined: 51 years ago
Posts: 0
 

Welcome. 🙂


ReplyQuote
William Thirteen
(@williamthirteen)
Member
Joined: 11 years ago
Posts: 1091
 

welcome to the jungle!


ReplyQuote
Michael Staley
(@michael-staley)
MANIO - it's all in the egg
Joined: 17 years ago
Posts: 4139
 

Welcome to LAShTAL, Ash.


ReplyQuote
jamie barter
(@jamie-barter)
Member
Joined: 9 years ago
Posts: 1688
 

“We accept you, we accept you, one of us, one of us”

Welcome Ashlee! (You are welcome).

Good to see another lady declare herself present (I think they are in the minority on Lashtal; I don’t know if there’s ever been any statistical demographic breakdown, which would be interesting, but I would imagine it is probably at least 80:20 in favour of those with a phallus.  Not that it should make any difference to the quality of the contributions of course, which was one of the main reasons why I originally chose my own avatar name.)

Thanks for sharing some of your bio.  So you hail from dusty right wing Central California?  I’m not sure about the politics myself, but nice weather!  And you were connected with the Jehovahs?  I know a fairly funny joke about them, but as I am not clear enough about all the details I'll refrain from putting the punchline here. I wasn’t quite clear what “Generation Y” is – it comes from before Generation X and Generation Z, but I wonder if it comes after XX - it's trivia, I know, and don't feel you have to answer but would you know if there's an actual birth years period of time involved in that ('Y')?

It seems you are on the right track & I wish you well…

May you achieve Hadit,
Norma N. Joy Conquest


ReplyQuote
Michael Staley
(@michael-staley)
MANIO - it's all in the egg
Joined: 17 years ago
Posts: 4139
 
"Jamie Barter" wrote:
I wasn’t quite clear what “Generation Y” is – it comes from before Generation X and Generation Z, but I wonder if it comes after XX

Who taught you the alphabet, Jamie?


ReplyQuote
christibrany
(@christibrany)
Yuggothian
Joined: 12 years ago
Posts: 2859
 

93 and welcome Ash, this is a great group of people. And animals 😀 I hope you have fun and learn too.


ReplyQuote
 Anonymous
Joined: 51 years ago
Posts: 0
 

Welcome, Ash!


ReplyQuote
lashtal
(@lashtal)
Owner and Editor Admin
Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 5332
 

Welcome to LAShTAL.COM.

Owner and Editor
LAShTAL


ReplyQuote
 Anonymous
Joined: 51 years ago
Posts: 0
Topic starter  

Ninety-Three

Thank you all for your kind Welcome- It is truly appreciated.
I look forward to posting, postulating, and picking brains. I've
looked at lots of different sites to do my posting and sharing in and
have found this one to have the most substance, for lack of a better word.
In regards to my proximity- It was 110 degrees f last Saturday, so weather
being nice I suppose is relative. Also if one so chooses, the Pacific Ocean is a
couple miles away and the Sierra Nevadas even closer if escaping it seems necessary.
I see there is quite a majority of males here, that seems (albeit unfortunate) to be
the case in most of this type of occultism. Most of the women I have known who gravitate
towards Magick seem to have been charmed by the prostrating lull of some bland goddess cult,
the constituents of which probably sucked their teeth at the word Thelema- painting us all as
Phallic fiends.
I say, let them drown in their delusion of feigned exultation. You can lead Epona to water...

Maybe the warmth of the sun will poke her into waking from death.

Onto deeper parts of this rabbit hole I go, then.

93/93


ReplyQuote
jamie barter
(@jamie-barter)
Member
Joined: 9 years ago
Posts: 1688
 
"MichaelStaley" wrote:
"Jamie Barter" wrote:
I wasn’t quite clear what “Generation Y” is – it comes from before Generation X and Generation Z, but I wonder if it comes after XX

Who taught you the alphabet, Jamie?

Hem, trust you to pick up on that one Mick!  The mistake I’d made was to accidentally brush against “Post” instead of “Preview”, & after the deed was done (& as I still need to learn how to “Edit” my posts, sigh! Must get round to it) I thought it would only complicate matters & possibly muddy the waters further by attempting to go back and explain that I should have typed “after X” and "before Z", etc., etc.  This was because my effort to do this on a previous occasion ended in further confusion (I won’t remind everyone what that was, let it perish in obscurity!  As someone once said, "never explain"...)  Also, it was just a passing query that entered my head when I wrote the greeting (i.e., I wasn’t clear of the timescale when all these X, Y, Z etc. letters apply) but I wasn’t really expecting an answer back from Ashlee (or anyone else) setting the matter out, either!

Hope this now fully explains the matter better to those who might take an interest?

All the beast to Ash & all (I agree with the sentiments of the “bland goddess” versus Babalon finding by the way) -
N. Joy


ReplyQuote
Azidonis
(@azidonis)
Member
Joined: 15 years ago
Posts: 2964
 
"MichaelStaley" wrote:
"Jamie Barter" wrote:
I wasn’t quite clear what “Generation Y” is – it comes from before Generation X and Generation Z, but I wonder if it comes after XX

Who taught you the alphabet, Jamie?

All seriousness aside - LMAO!


ReplyQuote
jamie barter
(@jamie-barter)
Member
Joined: 9 years ago
Posts: 1688
 
"Azidonis" wrote:
"MichaelStaley" wrote:
"Jamie Barter" wrote:
I wasn’t quite clear what “Generation Y” is – it comes from before Generation X and Generation Z, but I wonder if it comes after XX

Who taught you the alphabet, Jamie?

All seriousness aside - LMAO!

Glad you seem to have found it so uproariously amusing, Az, & that I have done my bit to add a little sunshine to your day. 😉

Up the “sisterhood”, & Brotherly yours (see The Book of Lies Chapter 3)
N{orma} Joy


ReplyQuote
SatansAdvocaat
(@satansadvocaat)
Member
Joined: 12 years ago
Posts: 351
 

Welcome Ash,  Yes, you are that relatively rare entity, an active female member.  Under such circumstances, and given your fine post on LIBER OZ, I just had to join the welcoming gang.

93, 93/93.
S.A.


ReplyQuote
lashtal
(@lashtal)
Owner and Editor Admin
Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 5332
 
"Satan'sAdvocaat" wrote:
Yes, you are that relatively rare entity, an active female member.

'Relatively rare'? I wouldn't begin to know how to assess the actual gender of members from their chosen usernames! What I can do, though, is view the private email addresses of those same members and on that basis 'female members' are less scarce that you appear to think. The proportion of 'active members' that are female appears, on the basis of email addresses, to be even higher, at least compared with those 'inactive.'

Owner and Editor
LAShTAL


ReplyQuote
SatansAdvocaat
(@satansadvocaat)
Member
Joined: 12 years ago
Posts: 351
 

Well, Paul, clearly you would be the man to know.  Chosen usernames, I can appreciate, offer no sound guide to gender (and I have no intention of getting into gender issues again).

Surely, however, I would suspect that among the thousands of members there must be a significant smattering of individuals who thought it would be cool to have "The Aleister Crowley Society" on their internet CVs and have never shown any real interest ever again, or am I overly cynical ?


ReplyQuote
lashtal
(@lashtal)
Owner and Editor Admin
Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 5332
 
"Satan'sAdvocaat" wrote:
Surely, however, I would suspect that among the thousands of members there must be a significant smattering of individuals who thought it would be cool to have "The Aleister Crowley Society" on their internet CVs and have never shown any real interest ever again, or am I overly cynical ?

Of course, the majority of members of either gender rarely make return visits up to 20 years after joining! But that's not the point you were making or to which I was responding:

"lashtal" wrote:
The proportion of 'active members' that are female appears, on the basis of email addresses, to be even higher, at least compared with those 'inactive.'

Any way, since we appear to have drifted well off-topic, this thread is locked.

Owner and Editor
LAShTAL


ReplyQuote
Share: