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Frater_HPK
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30/01/2010 2:01 am  

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

Anyone read Tantric Thelema by Sam Webster? It is book on on invoking Ra-Hoor-Khuit in the manner of Buddhist Mahayoga Tantras. I just saw this title on the net : http://www.concrescent.net/book/tantric-thelem a"> http://www.concrescent.net/book/tantric-thelema .
Sounds interesting, it would be nice to hear opinion of the people who read this before I put Tantric Thelema on my list of books for obtaining. In this moment I only can say that, in my opinion, front cover is amazing.

Love is the law, love under will.


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alysa
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30/01/2010 2:31 am  

Never read or saw it before I think it's entirely new, looks interesting, also the front cover, thanks for letting us know of the existence of the book here!


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Tiger
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30/01/2010 9:50 pm  

No mention of which Buddhist or Hindu lineage but Yes its worth it just for the cover.


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 Anonymous
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31/01/2010 8:11 pm  

The cover is totally amazing. I'm not entirely certain what Buddhist Mahayoga Tantra is but after looking at some of Sam Websters writings, I'm very very intrigued.


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 Anonymous
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05/06/2010 12:35 am  

Tantrism is in India described as "a tradition associated with secrecy, danger, and occult power"

Source: Page 265, in the conclusion of Hugh B. Urban's book Tantra - Sex, Secrecy, Politics, and Power in the Study of Religion published by University of California Press in 2003.

A 14 houers discussion with a person, giving me documentation on the discussed subjectmatter for my storage, at the central train station in Thiruvananthapuram in the Kerala province during my visit in India during January and February this year, ended this way:

"Remember that what I have told you is about powerboosting."


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 Anonymous
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05/06/2010 4:07 am  

I got this as soon as it was announced here a while ago, as the Tantra/Thelema interface is one which interests me a lot. My feelings are currently mixed about this book (content wise, it contains a lot of practises you can do, I haven't tried any of them but they didn't grab me, yet - presentation wise, the font and spacing is far too small and dense, making it a bit unpleasant to persevere with reading - they should have spaced the fuck out of it and made it a thicker book, it feels like a pamphlet), but I haven't had time to offer any more than a superficial impression here, which could (and probably should) change.

I agree, the cover of the book is very, very nice, it's a big reason I got it - there's something that works, on one level, about the idea of an Egyptian (Thelemic) Tanka: as far as "fusion" goes, it's a match made in Heaven (or the Diamond Realm!) and a lot can be done in this direction generally, I feel, regarding the construction of Thelemic or other magical images today. It's an area (along with mandala work) where vajrajana tantra and Western occult traditions can interface or plug into eachother really nicely.

If you're into this sort of thing you may also find the writings of Mogg Morgan of interest, and Kenneth Grant also writes quite a bit about various connections with Tantra, but his work is ostensibly not in the form of a "manual" for beginning a particular type of work.

I'd like to see lots more of this sort of thing, but with perhaps a bit more inner depth (or something) than what I managed to get from this.


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