Liar or Saint?
No this is not about any of the present Lashtal posters...ha..hahha.hha excuse me whilst I laugh hard...
The Level 3 of the Liber Vel Jugorum exercise as follows;
(b) By some device, such as the changing of thy ring from one finger to another, create in thyself two personalities, the thoughts of one being within entirely different limits from that of the other, the common ground being the necessities of life.
- (i.e. the matter of Cereberus).
- For instance, let A be a man of strong passions, skilled in the Holy Qabalah, a vegetarian, and a keen "reactionary" politician. Let B be a bloodless and ascetic thinker, occupied with business and family cares, an eater of meat, and a keen progressive politician. Let no thought proper to "A" arise when the ring is on the "B" finger, and vice versa.
I'm assuming that none of you are in Level 3 Vel Jugorum other-personality mode when you post here and likewise I wouldn't say that AC was doing this exercise e.g. dumb misogynist personality when he wrote his books i.e. committing to the written word. Crowley's 'Russian Count' character was done for "purposes of psychological observation" of others not of himself as part of this exercise however we don't appear to know when he was doing this exercise and who he was being when he performed this exercise do we?
Any amateur or professional actor has to do this exercise anyway I guess unless his/her chosen personality is so intimately them anyway. I guess this is why actors are celebrated.
Would like to add that AC has been accused of lying about why he did his Russian Count characterization and likewise it would be impossible to know when he was in Vel Jugorum 'other personality' mode throughout his existence unless he actually explained any unusual behaviour resulting from this exercise after the event. Hence the title of the OP. For example I could say that I was in reductionist-materialist mode for about a year or so because it was part of an extended Vel Jugorum exercise....