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Shiva
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I was mis-taken (by surprise). Ponder on This is available, for free, online, without dues, etc.

The problem is that onlya few chapters chapters, in sequence, can be viewed or downloaded at a time. If one wants the entire book, one must download all 186 (short) chapters, in 5-or-so chapter bundles, then stitch them together into a single doc ... which I did. I also had the hard copy, which costs money, but that got sold years ago. 

Online, without downloading, anyone may read any chapter by selecting it from the Table of Contents, which is alphabetically listed as links. All this at ...

https://www.lucistrust.org/books/ponder_on_this/ponder_online/contents

This is not really a BIG book. It is generally smaller than many of her other enormous blockbusters.


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I, personally, have a hard time reading any works of depth at length on the computer screen. I think part of it is my eyesight and part of it is my upbringing in a world without computers-but books lining the shelves. I am a lover of books but this doesn't imply any snobbery. As much as I adore beautifully bound volumes, I, likewise, treasure well worn paperbacks on my shelves.

 

My copy of Initiation: Human and Solar is the Lucis paperback, purchased form a second hand book store. It's my second copy, actually. Not overpriced, I've felt free to attack its pages with pen and pencil to underline and make marginalia.

 

It's been my general experience that Bailey books tend to be found frequently in the “Occult/New Age” sections of used bookstores. One could quickly (and economically) build a nice little library.

 

It's my hope that Barbara might be following along and check these out (free online, as Shiva points out).

 

My “rebuke” of Barbara was not really a rebuke of her at all. I have not even properly attacked her ideas. Rather, I assembled them and stamped “return to sender.” Apparently, this was “hurtful.” Funny, as my conclusion was that she is better and more “of the Gods” than she knows.

 

And, Barbara, if “fighting” is anathema to you, fair enough. Then let us call this ongoing discourse a “dialogue.” I feel that you make blunt statements and when these are challenged, you call “assault” instead of responding to the substance of the critique.

 

No one here is out to hurt you or attack you personally. But in terms of dialogue, ideas and thoughts and propositions will be duly responded to. Hence, no one here accepted the idea of “God talking to Himself” when discussing the Name ELOHIM.

 

I believe it was Blavatsky who said there is no religion higher than Truth. If we truly seek Truth, we will be ready to have even our cherished notions burned away-even if they spin into comforting falsehoods.

 

We are motivated to take up the Cross (personal sacrifice and letting go) and follow Christ (our Initiatory Ideal). This is really NOT dissimilar to Crowley's Do What Thou Wilt, at all-in which case, he remarked that his dictum did NOT imply a willy-nilly “Do What You Like.”


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@kidneyhawk I wonder what Blavatsky would have made of our post-truth world.

First, Crowley did not introduce the concept of Thelema or Do What Thou Wild to the world. That was François Rabelais back in the fifteenth century with his fabled L'Abbaye de Thélème along with the motto:

Fais ce que voudras, parce que gens libères, bien nés, bien instruits, conversant en compagnies honnêtes, ont par nature un instinct et aiguillon qui toujours les pousse à faits vertueux et retire de vice, lequel ils nommaient honneur.

Thelema is a celebration of life, of artistic creativity, and a celebration of consciousness. It is the realization that you are just amazingly lucky to be here to complete a great work. Christianity on the other hand is focused on suffering, conformity, and subordination to a hierarchy with a patriarchal god at its pinnacle - good comfort. As I mentioned earlier, Christianity may have been the correct orientation within an agrarian society where drudgery and submission were intertwined with basic survival. In a high energy Information Age, it is hard to see the appeal - which is why I suspect it is starting to fail, along with all the other likeminded ideologies.


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As the “mainstream religion” it has been, you are correct. “Christianity” is losing its grip.

 

I fail to see how “suffering, conformity, and subordination to a hierarchy with a patriarchal god” can be a great selling point to anyone. To my present thought, Jesus is Joy, Liberation, Flowing Creativity.

 

But (in all fairness) my Jesus is that of William Blake and, when addressing the Evangelicals, “the Vision of Christ that thou dost see is my Vision's greatest Enemy.”

 

There is no Morbidity or Self-Reprehension in the True Mystic Christ.

 

A big issue here is simply LANGUAGE. If I say “I serve my Lord and Master, Satan,” some will take umbrage. Others will say “Hail, Satan!” But WHAT, precisely, do I MEAN? THAT is the ticket.

 

We ilk by too easily without being accountable for our words. As such we become “bewitched” by language (to cite Wittgenstein). I may conclude my thoughts with “93” and you assume we are on the “same team.” But even the definitions have sub-definitions.

 

How CLEAR is our THOUGHT?

 

I find many self-professed “Thelemites” to be as goofy and undefined as most Christians.

 

Seriously, Faustian, have you not observed such individuals behaving like Christian Fundies?

 

In our “high energy information Age,” I see most being blind sided and swept into a current of shallow thinking. Ironic, as access to so much was the wet-dream of the Philosophers.

 

They called it the “Akashic Record.”

 

Thus, the "Few and Secret" remain, as they always have. They are not necessarily the wealthy elite. Rather, they are the Ones who SEE. I always allude to the Journey to the East by Hesse for an example of such a figure.

Humanity continues its barbarism and perversity, "from Adam down." The internet saved no one. 

The Unseen Brotherhood of the Rosy Cross continues on.

The "appeal" to the Few and Secret will be to a Life outside the "plugged in" monkey mind.

These will be shimmering cells in the Brain of God.

Growing into What S/He already IS.      


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Kidneyhawk,

Yes, I have been following along. (I can’t seem to help it, somehow I am drawn here.) Thank you for your critique of my behavior. I thought back and, I must say, I think I have been blunt in the way I have presented my positions. I apologize for being this way to all of you.

It is a little disconcerting to hear that Christianity is a religion of restrictions. Yes, there are definitely guidelines for how to live, but I count them a joy. I have found that the closer I get to the will of the Father, the closer I get to the Divine. Maybe no one who posts here will understand how I feel, but, then, I don’t understand the appeal of LSD and marijuana.

I want so much to share what I have found that I don’t want to come across as judgmental or mean. Somebody said that my broken life wasn’t much of an offering to God, but the fact that He wanted me anyway brings me to my knees. I cried out into the void, and received a sure response. Now I know that I know that God exists, and that He is good.

Some have been saying that the serpent in Genesis was actually the Savior, but I respectfully disagree. Before the serpent came along, Adam and Eve were naked and unashamed. After the serpent came along, they experienced shame for the first time. I don’t think that this was a very good trade off. One of my favorite songs ever was written by a friend of mine. In it she talks about knowing Jesus. The chorus is, “I shall not know shame, I shall know everlasting joy.” This is what motivates me to keep on my path. Jesus has taken away my shame and replaced it with joy. What more could I ask for?

Barbara


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Posted by: @kidneyhawk

part of it is my upbringing in a world without computers-but books lining the shelves.

I think I lived in the pre-digital ages longer than anyone here. Yes, that world was lined with books and floppy newspapers. When I was really little, there were NO TVs. Just radios. I saw my first TV at age 11.

I have farmed out or thrown away every book in the house, except for a few. My library is now about 97% digital. I have no problem reading anything on the screen and my eyesight is certifiably damaged.

I think it is merely your personal (as indicated) inclination. Let us take, for example, Tiger. He works in the computer field, yet me maintains an obsession for hard books, and he is much younger.

Posted by: @kidneyhawk

I've felt free to attack its pages with pen and pencil to underline and make marginalia.

Oh, Lord, I think this is a sin I have performed also. Not Crowley books, mind you, but specifically Bailey books.

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Funny, as my conclusion was that she is better and more “of the Gods” than she knows.

Yes, but this is hurtful to the congregation and heretical from the viewpoint of the clergy. If you express concepts from "beyond the box," strange emotional reactions may arise.

You hurt people. I have taken too many medicine. You see?

Posted by: @kidneyhawk

I feel that you make blunt statements and when these are challenged, you call “assault” instead of responding to the substance of the critique.

This is medically termed paranoia. It is only a slight case being presented ... so far.

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Seriously, Faustian, have you not observed such individuals behaving like Christian Fundies?

I am not Faustian, but I will say, "Oh, yeah!"

 

 


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When younger I used to think that RHKs lines in Chapter 3 about tearing the flesh out of Buddhism was an indictment against Buddhism per se.  No, only the crap creeds that fester around the core practices and principles get torn out.  Crowley explains this in the New Comment citing the difference between The Cabbalah and Judaism.

Everything else about Buddhism then appears to be valid in the New Aeon so 'existence is pure joy' for those on their eighfolfd path whereas it's suffering for everyone else.  

https://www.lashtal.com/wiki/Aleister_Crowley_Timeline


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Shiva,

I apologize for the “too much acid” comment. It was an attempt at teasing you, which must have gone awry. I actually like you a lot and think you are very funny.

Barbara


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Some have been saying that the serpent in Genesis is actually the Savior

We; at least, some part of us, feel; Eve aroused Adam to awaken, to awaken from potentiality to actuality. Don’t deny it.

“ I entered into the midst of the dungeon which is the prison of the body. And I spoke thus: "He who hears, let him arise from the deep sleep." And then he (Adam) wept and shed tears. After he wiped away his bitter tears he spoke, asking: "Who is it that calls my name, and whence has this hope come unto me, while I am in the chains of this prison?" And I spoke thus: "I am the Pronoia of the pure light; I am the thought of the undefiled spirit. . . . Arise and remember . . . and follow your root, which is I . . . and beware of the deep sleep."
Apocryphon of John

"Eve," as an instructor in order that she might raise up Adam, in whom there is no spiritual soul so that those whom he could beget might also become vessels of light. When Eve saw her companion, who was so much like her, in his cast down condition she pitied him, and she exclaimed: "Adam, live! Rise up upon the earth!" Immediately her words produced a result for when Adam rose up, right away he opened his eyes. When he saw her, he said: "You will be called 'mother of the living', because you are the one who gave me life."
On the Origin of the World,

And so in act of disobedience to the jealous God, who threatens and inflicts cruel punishments on those who transgress his capricious orders and commandments; the forbidden fruit was consumed; their eyes opened to Know Good and Evil in complete fullness and perfect knowledge becoming gods in the divine play.


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Tiger,

Are these quotes from the apocrypha? Because I don’t recognize them as scripture, and they are not in my Bible. It would be helpful to me if you could tell me a little bit more about where they came from.

Also, you did not address my argument about shame. What are your thoughts on that? Certainly shame would not be a good outcome if you are coming from the premise that every man and woman is a star and perfect?

Barbara


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can you imagine ?
just imagine
Snakes.


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Posted by: @tiger

Snakes

on a Plane


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Posted by: @barbaragreen

Are these quotes from the apocrypha? Because I don’t recognize them as scripture, and they are not in my Bible. It would be helpful to me if you could tell me a little bit more about where they came from.

Tiger is referencing the Gnostic Writings known as the Nag Hammadi scriptures. These were discovered, sealed in a jar, in 1945 by a farmer in upper Egypt. These are different from the Catholic Aprocrypha. They are VERY important works and some (such as the Apocryphon-or "Secret Book"-of John) were written prior to Luke, Acts, John or Revelations.

I would recommend that you read the Apocryphon specifically as it offers a radically different interpretation of Genesis than you will be used to.

I began a post which I have decided not to share in which I offered a very sharp and barbed critique of the Biblical Canon. Suffice to say that your appeal to "Biblical Christianity" is an appeal to a Canon which is problematic. It's not simply an issue of a bunch of guys getting together to decide what goes in and what goes out. The Bible itself testifies to its own loopholes and problems as a supposedly "unified library."

I will also recommend (again) the 2 Bailey books I mentioned previously. Initiation: Human and Solar and her Unfinished Autobiography.

Again: no religion higher than Truth. All Truth is God's Truth. Nothing to lose but everything to gain by going deeply into this study. "Come, let us Reason Together." And so on....

If you DO take up these leads, I hope you find them as enjoyable and liberating as you might find them startling.

Hope you grabbed Shiva's annotations of "Ponder," as well.

Wishing you a good night and a joyful Christmas!


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@barbaragreen
“ Also, you did not address my argument about shame. What are your thoughts on that?
Certainly shame would not be a good outcome if you are coming from the premise that every man and woman is a star and perfect? “

Why would shame be a good out come ?
The theological construct and doctrine of “original sin” asserting that human nature is corrupted due to the first sin by Adam and Eve and, therefore, all humans are inherently sinful with an inborn sin nature is the message of the failed poser messiah claimant and the false prophet and all its ills. The True Jesus was high jacked; by the orthodox church which promoted that Original sin is a condition, not something that people do; as a normal spiritual and psychological condition of human beings, not their bad thoughts and actions; a newborn baby who hasn't done anything at all is damaged by original sin. And all must be at the mercy of their agenda.

The Serpent initiated mankind in the ability to choose between good and evil within their created nature, courage to be honest, a healthy sense of dignity, empowered to act and the responsibility to perfect.

The three natures, spiritual, psychic and material in perfection is the true Christ; the serpentine force, the winged splendor that comes into the here and now regions awakening the dormant, hidden celestial occult fire, raising WoMan to hir proper dimensions; making divine recognition of Hirself.


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Posted by: @kidneyhawk

a Canon which is problematic.

Uh Oh, here comes the heresy.

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The True Jesus was high jacked; by the orthodox church which promoted that Original sin is a condition, not something that people do

I will vote in favor of you not going the hell if I/you/we can substitute "The Christ Consciousness" for The True Jesus, who was a composite figure.

And while we're at it, slaving away to make things right, "Original Sin" might be replaced with Personal Karma, either from prior lives (heresy) or from dna genetic memory (more heresy). This last one shines a light on something that could be vaguely twisted into a haunting concept of Original Sin.

We all took up the Original Sin load when we first entered a world run by duality. Not because some fictional first people ate some forbidden fruit.

And further going at it, let's put the trump card on the table: Jesus was not called Jesus. If my memory is intact, the Angel said, "And you shall call him Emanuel," or "His name will be Emanuel." Corrections to my memory will be received by me with humble humor.

The mis-pronounced name Jesus, is derived from YHVH with a Shin inserted at the midway point, thus producing YH-Sh-WH (say "Yeh-hesh-wah"), which means MESSIAH. Jesus, can't anyone get the names straight?

I would run on even further, but, like Kidneyhawk, I will not continue in barbaric retort to the mistranslation and misconception of old parchments sorted out in Nicea.

 


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One of the problems of the gnostic approach is not upon ah inherent occult truth that we find a problem, but precisely through a false understanding regarding the temporal historical fictions of the true allegory,  stories of perennial import, for there is of course the similarity between Socrates and Jesus is but one, and important one when one considers both were up against oligarchy.

Yes someone who whips the money changers out of the temple is of course going to be called a 'false messiah' and 'false prophets'...think about that and be wise, for the original sin has to do with compound interest without debt holiday, and some other things more hidden...for what about those doves as ransom to a jealous god as one might make the metaphorical transpositions to thus come to a different understanding of the allegory or crime scene....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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"And further going at it, let's put the trump card on the table: Jesus was not called Jesus. If my memory is intact, the Angel said, "And you shall call him Emanuel," or "His name will be Emanuel." Corrections to my memory will be received by me with humble humor.

The mis-pronounced name Jesus, is derived from YHVH with a Shin inserted at the midway point, thus producing YH-Sh-WH (say "Yeh-hesh-wah"), which means MESSIAH. Jesus, can't anyone get the names straight?"

I think that "Emanuel" is a title; "Jesus" was derived from the Greek transliteration of the Hebrew name "Yeshua". "Yeheshua" was his Aramaic name. I'm pretty sure that the formula of YHShVH as found in the Golden Dawn system of magic wasn't contemporaneous, but I've no idea as to its origin or age.


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The Manu Child God aka Krishna


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Posted by: @hadgigegenraum

compound interest without debt

Frater Aquarius used to (repeatedly) teell us that the buggeroo in the system was "compound interest." The source of all evil, so to speak.

Well, I looked into the esoteric ramifications of this deadly art, and found out that it's like going to Las Vegas (Nevada, not New Mexico where we have one). These days, any tribal casino will do just as well (They are usually administered by agents out of Las Vegas). That is, the system is stacked against the borrower or the gambler.

I forget the details, but I remember the moral: Do not gamble; do not borrow; pay the credit card in full each month. Such an austere regimen might well be impossible for some folks to comprehend, much less implement.

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some other things more hidden..

Ah, yes, the "mysteries."

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I've no idea as to its origin or age.

Me neither, but I can live with your recital as it sort'a confirms the linguistic muddle.  We all live today under the banner of medical lingo, called "medical terminology," which I taught for some time, over & over. I see how the medical stuff came directly to us from Ancient Greece (via Rome & Europa). But when the Greeks start fiddling with Hebrew and Chem-picture-talk, they sort of got in the way of us (today) getting the direct lingo from the preceding sub-root race. 

HPB, et al of her clan, lays out the "aeons" a bit differently that Therion. They tell us that we are now all living in the fifth root race. In the allotted time zone of the 5th root race, there are 7 sub-races. You will recognize them: India, Sumeria, Egypt, Greece, Europe ...

(The Chinese take a different view. They lump history into Dynasties. But that's the yin viewpoint, which is different from - but correlatible with - the yang western version).

This puts us, or most of us here at LAShTAL, now in, or derived from from, Europe or western Asia, in the fifth sub-race of the fifth root race, which (according to The Tables of Correspondences) puts our efforts and our karma on the mental plane. For context, the next sub-race, which will be working on intuition (Binah), was said to be about 10,000 years in our future, but the seeds were already being sown on the west coast of North america.

I will testify this is true, more or less, because I was there. In the garden spot of Long Beach, out there on the West Coast of North America, in sunny Southern California, Mildred Burlingame told us, "His name was not Jesus; it was Yeheshua." I caught no spelling, and she may have mispronounced it, or I may have misheard it, so my QBL is subject to random disorders.

To put anyone's mind at rest who has NOT been reborn on the West coast, I certify that that the Decentralization bell rang back in '84, and the seeds became subject to dispersal all over the place. I never really noticed the degeneration in California 'til about 2003 or '04. We got out in '05, and looking back, even in the daily news, I can tell you that I've heard nothing good. A long drought, unprecedented fires, a bankrupt economy. Cities and nations everywhere are in debt, and "credit" is the magical word of the Kali Yuga, which swallows all dynasties, sub-races, and it eats money.

This comes back to compound interest, above. Even though it is the core, the CPU in the Borg machine, it is breaking down.

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The Manu Child God aka Krishna

Yeah, him. Another competitor. One of those Saints in those "damn Eastern Teachings."

"Eastern Teachings" is a cuss word among some Christian folk or sects. So you can see how we are heretics from their point of view. What do we do? As instructed in our Entry Student level, we study diverse systems of attainment, discarding that which is discordant while seeking out what they have in common ... in order to discover the one true path for ourselves. 

This bypasses the need for a priest or pope, so it's heresy. This naturally embraces those damn Eastern Teachings, so it's also blasphemous.

No wonder Horus gets pissed off in Chapter 3.

 


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can't anyone get the names straight?"

Yo Joe shua
Y's hua
Yes U are
IESVS/Iesus
Yes us
the son of Nun
the "place of Barbēlō"
feminine hypostasis Binah

The pentagrammaton
Athanasius Kircher, Johann Baptist Großschedl von Aicha

A hydra of ancient mysteries of Hermetic Neoplatonic Gnostic Alchemy brought by the Templars persecuted by the church in an underground movement veiled their teachings while under the payroll of the church; finally flowered in the Golden Dawn which produced Aleister Crowley .

i used to be like Barbara and believed in the other jesus.

 


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@tiger To quote Al Pacino in the Devil's Advocate - so many names... 

For the last two thousand years, Jesus and the Church had a pretty good run. Why? Because the message was finely tuned to a feudal/agricultural society that required five percent warriors, five percent information processors (priests), and ninety percent working stiffs (peasants). It is the curse of depending on a cultivated carbohydrate. Actually, the story was the same all over the world - perhaps the Incas reached the best compromise given the constraints of a limited environment. The arrangement started breaking down in the sixteenth century with the emergence of a merchant class - and settled around a new Protestant equilibrium. Then it really started to break down in the nineteenth century with Industrialism. Basically the Golden Dawn, the Theosophical Society, were built on the ruins of the old Jesus/Church ideology. Communism is one of its last bastard children. With the advent of the information age, the Christian meme is grasping for relevancy. 

What today passes for Evangelical Christianity is not Christianity in the historical sense at all. It is a commoditized consumer product adapted to the American supply chain, which itself is disolving because of its over reliance on fossil fuels. I suspect that it represents one of the very last stages of this historical phenomena. Evangelical Christianity does not represent an equilibrium point, quite the contrary, it is an ideology under siege fully cognizant of its inevitable decline. 

What is interesting about Thelema is not the fact that it is replacement universal religion for Christianity. It is not. But rather that is a reflection of our current condition in the high energy and Information Age. It is a blueprint of sorts - a reflection of our current reality.


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i used to be like Barbara and believed in the other jesus.

“For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance, since they are crucifying the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt.” Hebrews 6:4-6


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Well, Tiger, it seems you have been properly quoted at.

I fail to see the relevance, but surely you can.

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@barbaragreen
The Buddha achieved enlightenment.
Oh yes The Jesus of the church died for nothing !
The Theological determinist doctrines universalizing the plight of the slave and its god, thus enslaving and subjugating humanity to their belief system; selling Life as a mere investment for a hollow promise beyond; controlling the masses, in a Master–slave morality, devaluing this life, assailing the natural and inevitable instincts as depraved, creating a contradiction of natural values; sinning against the earth and life, as a a self-hating trial; in a ”be-all, end-all" bag is crumbling. From its ashes The Hero resurrected like a great artist or warrior rises free to express hirself willingly partaking in the mysteries of life and death.

There you have it; if you want some thelemic adolescent Nietzschism.


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The Theological determinist doctrines universalizing the plight of the slave and its god, thus enslaving and subjugating humanity to their belief system; selling Life as a mere investment for a hollow promise beyond; controlling the masses, in a Master–slave morality, devaluing this life, assailing the natural and inevitable instincts as depraved

“My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth, for the courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God...For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.” Psalm 84:2,10


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Tiger (page 6 this thread): "... i was raised under a nondenominational branch which illuminate that the Jesus of Nicene Creedalism regurgitating scripture in a final say belief system, as the only show in town pyramid scheme, was not the True Christ, but the one of the black brothers. And that the True Christ, The Anointed one, Fiery and Shiny is the same as the Serpent in the Garden of Eden whose number is 358 the same as the messiah; is the one that freed man to become a brazen star, initiating experiential knowledge of Divine Presence."

Tiger (page 7 this thread): " ....i used to be like Barbara and believed in the other jesus."

 

Tiger do the above two quotes from you in this posting, indicate that you were raised to not believe in what you call the Christ "of the black brothers", and that you later on used to believe in this Christ "of the black brothers"?

And what was the name of the nondenominal branch of Christianity in which you were raised? 

Karl von Eckhartshausen's (1752-1803) inspirational work of Christian mysticism veiled in hermetic code, The Cloud Upon the Sanctuary, cryptically mentioning a "society of the Elect" which has existed from the very beginning of time, a nondenominational "invisible celestial Church", and Eckhartshausen predicted that "it is the society whose members form a theocratic republic, which one day will be the Regent Mother of the whole World." This book later influenced the Order of the Golden Dawn, and most notably, Aleister Crowley.


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@wellreadwellbred
If you want an interpretation, how about, i was raised in the invisible celestial Church which has no name; and teenagers will always venture out and try a different shoe as a fad to fit in.


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Posted by: @tiger

The Buddha achieved enlightenment.

Can you prove this?

I mean, there's a rumor going around that
No Human Can Be Enlightened

I find this rumor to be true,
but it's hard to prove a negative.

I also understand how this dichotomy (duplexity?)
can be resolved,
but I refuse to disclose it here,
except to say 
it has to do with
An Adept is not an Adept except when 
Operating in The Light Body
(which is not the stupid Astral Body
like many are prone to think).

It's a paradox, you see?
It's all covered in Appendix Four
already delivered to your door
soon to be offered forevermore
here, free, with fun galore.

Posted by: @tiger

The Hero resurrected

"Hero" is obviously derived from Heru, or Hru, aka Hoor, who is best known to us as Horus, The Kid.

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There you have it; if you want some thelemic adolescent Nietzschism.

Yes. This is (was) it. A fine summary. I think you cheated and copied you dissertation off a scroll in The Akashic Records.

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“My soul longeth, yea

You are making a fool of yourself by stopping to respond in the first person and, instead, quoting someone else's ideas; this is called "Bible-thumping," and it merely demonstrates a Pavlovian knee-jerk response.

Posted by: @wellreadwellbred - quoting Tiger ...

regurgitating scripture in a final say belief system, as the only show in town pyramid scheme

Exactly.

I hear there's a new, the only true, branch of the A.'.A.'. in town ... doing the same thing.

Not so much regurgitating script,
but using reason to show we're ripped
unless we join them - as we tripped
The Light Fantastic.

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a "society of the Elect" which has existed from the very beginning of time

Yes, that's the One True Order and the Rest of us are Fakirs, a modern-day org that is seeking dominion over all mortals ... or so they claim (the exclusive lineage part, not the "seeking" part, which is only implied, but so obviously that people may faint).

Posted by: @wellreadwellbred quoting Karl ...

"the society whose members form a theocratic republic"

Yes. On the abstract plane. Which is the abstract (invisible) mind. Which does not exist on the physical plane. Which demonstrates an obsession with Karl, and Reuss, and (gasp) BafometR ... to "extend the dominion of the Order into the Worldly Establishment" (my paraphrase) in order to become King of the Hill. This notion always seem to set the Establishment into motion, to squash the notion, and the squash is usually painful, or at least irritating.

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This book later influenced the Order of the Golden Dawn, and most notably, Aleister Crowley.

Yes. The obsession of the fathers is passed unto the sons (and dotters), even unto the 77th generation. 

 


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Posted by: @shiva

to become King of the Hill.

... The Supreme and Most Holy King of the Hill...

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I hear there's a new, the only true, branch of the A.'.A.'. in town ... doing the same thing.

Not so much regurgitating script

... except for the part which goes 'New World Teacher'. ...

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You are making a fool of yourself by stopping to respond in the first person and, instead, quoting someone else's ideas; this is called "Bible-thumping," and it merely demonstrates a Pavlovian knee-jerk response.

Yes, this behavioural 'tendency' was pointed out earlier when we were merrily conversing away about how Thelema does not seek to seeks to 'convert not' (or 'bible-thump').  And All that. 

... "Ever decreasing circles" ...

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'New World Teacher'. ...

Oh, yeah, him. There are charges of changing script (kill/fill), but I didn't know we had a New World Teacher. Where does that term come from (con temporarily)? Who is it (Gunther?)?, and who laid out the title on him (this time)?

The last one was Jiddu Krishnamurti (not U.G., and not me), and he renounced the title that the Theosophists burdened upon him. Before him, there was no World Teacher, because the Chinese would surely have not recognized him. Maybe Western World Teacher? Or Oriental World Teacher? Help me - I am confused and refuse to go any further.

[Stop]

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"Ever decreasing circles" ...

The circles decrease because some people are intent on influencing other people in abstract matters that cannot be proven.

The circles multiply because of evangelism, which is a term I don't really understand, but I think it means "convert" or "convince" or some other "con-".

 


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@shiva Krishnamurti is the case of a man with way too many expectations placed upon him, with no possible way to live up to them. In short, he was the lifetime production of Annie Besant's sexual frustrations with the male gender. He did succeed however in becoming a pretty well respected pop culture icon after he failed in his primary mission.


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... after he failed in his primary mission.

Right. But it was Besant's and Leadbeater's mission, since they invented it. It was not his mission, except as an "assignment."

Krishnamurti, your mission, should you choose to accept it,
will be to accomplish the impossible role of
The World Teacher.

I suppose he accepted it, for a while, as a kid, and then he realized the impossibility and resigned, thus breaking the hearts of Besant and Leadbeater.

 


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tiger: "I wouldn’t consider sending demons into a herd of two thousand pigs causing them to rushed down a steep bank into a lake and drown; a Godly act."

This exorcism story is mentioned in three of the four Gospels in the Christian Bible, and no version of it describes the exorcist causing the mentioned pigs to rush into a lake and drown, instead all versions describe the demons begging him to let the let them go into the pigs, and him bestowing grace upon them by allowing this. And all versions of this story also describe these pigs rushing into a lake and drowning, after the demons entering into them. 

Killing the pigs is a way to defiantly abuse the grace bestowed upon them, causing the death of the pigs and upsetting the farmers who in turn opposed Jesus staying with them. Basically seizing the opportunity to do their job as demons wreaking havoc.

Nearly all new testament scholars agree that Matthew and Luke are based on a Markan template, and since John shows clear signs of being a late gospel, we are left with Mark as the earliest of the four canonical gospels. 

Mark's Gospel portrays Jesus as a heroic man of action, an exorcist, a healer, and a miracle worker. He is also the Son of God, but keeps his messianic nature secret, with even his disciples failing to understand him.

The statement "I am the Magician and the Exorcist. I am the axle of the wheel, and the cube in the circle. "Come unto me" is a foolish word: for it is I that go.", is verse 7. in Chapter II, in what to Aleister Crowley's was the most important book of his Thelema, The Book of the Law.

Aleister Crowley does in his book The Gospel According to Saint Bernard Shaw, state that the belief in miracles and exorcists was "... the normal attitude of such people as those among whom Jesus lived."  

Demons or devils being subject to them because of the name of Jesus Christ, having the power or authority [...] over all the power of the enemy, being protected so that nothing shall by ant means hurt them, and the spirits being subject unto them (Luke 10:17, 19, and 20), is the position of many adherents of Christianity.

"Fear not at all; [...] any [...] power in heaven or upon the earth or under the earth (III:17).", "Refuse none, but thou shalt know & destroy the traitors. I am Ra-Hoor-Khuit; and I am powerful to protect my servant (III:42).", are statements in Aleister Crowley's The Book of the Law.

Is it a common position among the adherents of Aleister Crowley's Thelema, that they have a powerful protection?

And is exorcism, commonly accepted and practiced by adherents of Aleister Crowley's Thelema?


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Nearly all new testament scholars agree that Matthew and Luke are based on a Markan template

Say, I noticed that. Not that I figured out who came first, because I am NOT a Biblical school-ar. No, I merely noticed that these four guys seem to be telling the same tales. In some cases the text tracks word for word. It was like they all copied the same lesson from the same blackboard. Greenboard? Computer screen?

So, if indeed Mark cam first, then the others were merely copy cats. Sometimes differences appear in the text. This comes from the ancient Chinese version of copycating a prior text, but putting their own slant on the delivery, while pretending it's what Lao Tzu wrote. Today it's known as "spin."

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with even his disciples failing to understand him.

"A prophet is never recognized in his own country."

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is exorcism, commonly accepted and practiced by adherents of Aleister Crowley's Thelema?

Yes. I have been forced to resort to this a few times, with Thelemic witnesses. Not IHVH's Witnesses. I cannot speak for Thelemites outside my own circle of witnesses.

 


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Jesus performed exorcisms and from him the Christian Church has received the power and office of exorcizing.

Did A. Crowley perform exorcism on any other person, and what is the source of the authority or power to exorcize within his Thelema?

Cowley redefining and putting his own spin on the word Exorcist as used in his The Book of the Law, as meaning "Destroyer of Illusion", and our growing knowledge of mental illness almost eliminating our need for rites of exorcism, might be some of the background for why I can not find any book where the main subject matter is exorcism within Aleister Crowley's Thelema.

Also the Psychology Guild of Ordo Templi Orientis is a body of O.T.O. members who are professionals or graduate students in psychology and related fields, and this Guild presents the Pastoral Counseling Workshop (source https://www.oto.org/psych/ - - - O.T.O. PSYCHOLOGY GUILD ). Consisting of "... members who are professionals or graduate students in psychology and related fields, ..." the Psychology Guild of Ordo Templi Orientis can be expected to not be very enthusiastic about rites of exorcism.


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@wellreadwellbred
Killing the pigs is a way to defiantly abuse the grace bestowed upon them, causing the death of the pigs and upsetting the farmers who in turn opposed Jesus staying with them. Basically seizing the opportunity to do their job as demons wreaking havoc.

Giving demons permission to go into the pigs causing the herd of two thousand to rushed down a steep bank into a lake and drown; doesn’t strike me as an action, of a supreme exorcist, healer, miracle worker; or a efficacious formula for the recognition of unskillful states and transformation of them into skillful means.

Is it a common position among the adherents of Aleister Crowley's Thelema, that they have a powerful protection?
And is exorcism, commonly accepted and practiced by adherents of Aleister Crowley's Thelema?

Christianity refused to allow individuals to think for themselves and to take initiative.
It made them think in ways detrimental and inimical to their own personal development;
obliged to toe the line as powerless inherent inborn sinners in need of the church, or face the consequences.

We cannot develop as individual stars unless we are free to think for ourselves;
we are charged to do so; and by so doing it is an exorcism a ”Destroyer of Illusion" from the doctrines of Old Aeon jailers.
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A merry Xmas to all.

Lest any fundamentalist Thelemite reprove me for this holiday greeting, AC was an enthusiastic celebrator of Xmas.

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Spark up the
eucharist
in the blessed chalice
with the seraphic Shin;
bear the holy spirit !

be merry


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A merry Xmas to all.

Lest any fundamentalist Thelemite reprove me for this holiday greeting, AC was an enthusiastic celebrator of Xmas.

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Cool cards there.  He wrote something like "Happy Annihilation' on one Xmas Card i.e. it's a reference to Nirvana. 

https://www.lashtal.com/wiki/Aleister_Crowley_Timeline


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I am a huge fan of Xmas music, and have a pretty large collection. I am currently tormenting my family with it, as i do every year. I will later cook them a Beef Wellington, which may account for why they keep me around.

The foundation of any alternative Xmas music collection is the famous "Jeezus Fuck, It's Christmas!" mixtape by the late Lux Interior, singer of NYC's own The Cramps, who had a legendary and truly vast record collection.

Here it is, for your listening enjoyment, mostly '50s-'60s R & B and country and a couple surf numbers.


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Posted by: @wellreadwellbred

and what is the source of the authority or power to exorcize within his Thelema?

Saladin asks: In all cases of danger and difficulty, in whom do you place your trust?

The candidate wiggles and thinks hardly, but is confused and says nothing.

(Wazir leans over and whispers the answer into the candidate's ear)

The candidate straightens up, which is hard to do, being hoodwinked and bound with sharp, pointy things pressed against his or her privates, and says: In Myself!

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doesn’t strike me as an action, of a supreme exorcist

The whole story is a made-up alley-gory wherein a schizophrenic patient spreads his dis-ease into the surrounding population of limited-thinking humans and they go crazy and they all die, drowning in their illusion.

Our time is up now. That will be $175 for your 5-minute session. Please pay the Wazir on your way out.

... Next!

 


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Checking in on a cooking break. Sliced open my left fuck-you finger slicing coral mushrooms for the duxelles for the Beef Wellington; first time i have cut myself in the kitchen since i was 20 or so. I remember getting yelled at for bleeding into the cheese in a hippie kosher restaurant around 1980 or so (blood makes the cheese (dairy) not kosher any more you see; see Leviticus for all the food rules Jesus got the Xians out from under).

One fruit of a violent and foolish life is good first-aid skills. I don't have to go to emergency rooms (casualty for you Brits) for anything that can be done to a conscious person, since i have watched them do all these things to me so often. So all is well now. I suppose i also know most stuff you can do to unconscious folks from watching them do those things to all my friends.

Most likely this cut is blood atonement for my many sins and blasphemies.


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Merry Christmas to all LAShTALians!

From a cabin in beautiful Estes Park 🙂 


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Still the 25th in my locale as I type so I'll join the chorus in wishing you all a Merry Christmas!

Posted by: @dom

He wrote something like "Happy Annihilation' on one Xmas Card

Out with the Old, in with the Nu!


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@Shiva
The whole story is a made-up alley-gory wherein a schizophrenic patient spreads his dis-ease into the surrounding population of limited-thinking humans and they go crazy and they all die, drowning in their illusion.

Wow ! That was awesome !
unfortunately it seems my $175 was not redeemed from the universal solvent.


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Tiger: "Giving demons permission to go into the pigs causing the herd of two thousand to rushed down a steep bank into a lake and drown; doesn’t strike me as an action, of a supreme exorcist, healer, miracle worker; or a efficacious formula for the recognition of unskillful states and transformation of them into skillful means."

Shiva: "The whole story is a made-up alley-gory wherein a schizophrenic patient spreads his dis-ease into the surrounding population of limited-thinking humans and they go crazy and they all die, drowning in their illusion."

 

Jesus' "... motive in agreeing to the demons’ request to enter the pigs can have been that he recognized that it would be strategic for the proclamation of the kingdom of God if he agreed. [...] When thousands of pigs were affected, this was evidence of a very powerful exorcism, showing that the kingdom of God had indeed come with great power in the person and ministry of Jesus.

[...] it may be that Jesus realized that such a demonstration would be worth making to everyone in the area, including the swineherd, even if it cost the swineherd his entire livelihood.  Jesus told the parables of the hidden treasure and the pearl of great value to illustrate how finding the kingdom of God is worth giving up “everything we have.”  It’s a bit like when Jesus told his first disciples to “follow me” and they left behind their fishing boats and nets.  The one difference is that the disciples got to choose ahead of time to leave everything behind and follow Jesus, while the swineherd would have had to realize after the fact that losing everything was worth finding out about Jesus’ great power and love and choosing to follow him.

We don’t hear anything more about the swineherd in the story, but we do hear about the man who was delivered from the demons.  He wanted to leave his family, friends, and home country behind and travel with Jesus and his disciples proclaiming the kingdom of God.  But Jesus recognized that he would be a more strategic witness right there in his home country and so he told him, “Return home and tell how much God has done for you.”  Maybe Jesus had the same thing in mind for the swineherd, if he too realized that the kingdom he had just seen come in such great power, bringing  liberation, was worth everything to obtain." (Source: Christopher R Smith March 20, 2014 CategoriesJustice/Fairness of God - - - https://goodquestionblog.com/2014/03/20/why-did-jesus-agree-to-the-demons-request-to-go-into-the-herd-of-pigs/ )

When Jesus throws out a demon from a man, some people said he made a deal with the devil to get this power. Jesus addresses with an analogy (Luke 11: 17-19). Jesus addresses with a connection of exorcism to inauguration of the kingdom of God (Luke 11: 20 ("But if I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.") ). Jesus addresses with two stories about threats to the household of Israel and how casting out evil is necessary for the future kingdom (Luke 11: 21-26). 

"The portraits of Jesus that have been constructed through history using these processes have often differed from each other, and from the image portrayed in the gospel accounts.[...] Such portraits include that of Jesus as an apocalyptic prophet [and] charismatic healer, [etc.] but there is little scholarly agreement on a single portrait, or the methods needed to construct it. [...] The apocalyptic prophet view primarily emphasizes Jesus preparing his fellow Jews for the End times." [= The end time is a future described variously in the eschatologies [easchatology is a part of theology concerned with the final events of history, or the ultimate destiny of humanity.]of several world religions, which teach that world events will reach a climax.] (Source: Historical Jesus From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - - - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_Jesus )

My position is that the following quotes from the synoptic Gospels [The gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke are referred to as the synoptic Gospels because they include many of the same stories, often in a similar sequence and in similar or sometimes identical wording. They stand in contrast to John, whose content is largely distinct.], indicate that the original historical Jesus was both a charismatic healer and an apocalyptic prophet: 

[Gospel of Mark, Chapter 1, Jesus Announces the Good News:] "14. After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. 15. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”"

[Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 4, Jesus Begins to Preach:] "12. When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he withdrew to Galilee. 13. Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali [...] 17. From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”"

[Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 12, Jesus and Beelzebul:] "28. ... if it is by the Spirit of God that I drive out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you."

[Gospel of Luke, Chapter 9, The Ministry of the Twelve:] "1. Then Jesus called the Twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and power to cure diseases. 2. And He sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick."

[Gospel of Luke, Chapter 10, Jesus Sends Out the Disciples:] "8. If you enter a town and they welcome you, eat whatever is set before you. 9. Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God is near you.’ 10. But if you enter a town and they do not receive you, go into the streets and declare, 11‘Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet, we wipe off as a testimony against you. Yet be sure of this: The kingdom of God is near.’ 12I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town."

Gospel of Luke, Chapter 18, The Rich Young Ruler] "28. Peter said to him, "We have left all we had to follow you!" 29. "Truly I tell you," Jesus said to them, "no one who has left home or wife or brothers or sisters or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God. 30. Will fail to receive many times more in this age—and in the age to come, eternal life.”""

[Gospel of Luke, chapter 4, Jesus Preaches in Judea:] "42. At daybreak, Jesus went out to a solitary place, and the crowds were looking for Him. They came to Him and tried to keep Him from leaving. 43. But Jesus told them, “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well, because that is why I was sent.”"

I don't find the Jesus of the synoptic gospels, and the Aleister Crowley identifying himself as a prophet of Thelema, to have much in common, except for them both, according to my observasions, being wandering apocalyptic prophets, and them both identifying themselves as being sent to proclaim an apocalyptic (adjective 1 of or like an apocalypse; affording a revelation or prophecy. [And with respect to Aleister Crowley:] 2 pertaining to the Apocalypse or biblical book of Revelation. (Source: apocalyptic - - - https://www.dictionary.com/browse/apocalyptic ) [...]) message.

"All this is clear proof of the unspeakable power and wisdom of those who have sent me to proclaim the Law." (Source: Aleister Crowley, Confessions, Part Four: Magical Workings, Chapter 65, page 600).


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can have been

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it may be that Jesus realized

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Maybe Jesus had the same thing in mind

Let's see: Lots of coulds and maybes are rather tenuous and vague.

Such a long post with conjecture, guessing, and what if contents. Is there a short-form of this epistle? 

 

 

 


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Shiva: "Such a long post with conjecture, guessing, and what if contents. Is there a short-form of this epistle?"

JC and AC can both be regarded as examples of (wandering) apocalyptic prophets. (A similarity between them with respect to what you call the Religious Con.)

 


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JC and AC can both be regarded as examples of (wandering) apocalyptic prophets. (A similarity between them with respect to what you call the Religious Con.)

Ah, I see. Thank you.

Yes they both wandered around, spouting apocalyptic ("revealing") prose.

The difference between the two fellows lies in this distinction.

Jesus asked us to believe, and to look forward to redemption in the afterlife.

AC demanded that we not believe, and to get with it in the here-and-now.

Based on these differentiations, it is my professional opinion that they were not the same person, and furthermore than they thought in diametrically-opposed channels.

The term is "spiritual con," but religious con is perhaps even more accurate.

The Jesus myth can easily be seen (through) by those who think (instead of believe).

The AC myth can be divided into two portions (by those who think, but do not believe):

A) Frater Perdurabo - who gave us the Class D, How-to-do-it stuff. Three cheers for Frater P.'..

B) The Demon Crowley - who gave us obligatory (religious) dogma (such as saying "Will," paying dues in advance, and strict obedience to BafometR), and a mandatory obligation to recognize and obey The Great Beast and The scarlet Woman (as "Officers of the Aeon," of course), who I never met or even saw in a vision - although I did really need to identify with The Beast, down in the Pit, of course, in order to stay sane, once. So there's a lot of blind faith and potential belief to cope with.

Note: The Beast is nothing more than the Id.

Our time has now expired. Please pay $175 directly to Tiger, who lost $175 in the cozmik lottery. You may then find a new sucker, who will refund your $175. If you get two suckers, it will be a pyramid, and you will be on your way to infinite riches. Be sure to incorporate as a non-profit, non-prophetic, tax-exempt, religious body - that way you can't be busted for running a pyramid scheme.

Perhaps I have overstepped, or tripped, by revealing too much of the Mysteries on a pubik forum.


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Shiva: "The term is "spiritual con," but religious con is perhaps even more accurate."

You have also used the term "the Religious Con." (Source: Thelemic Practice, page 11 - - -   

https://www.lashtal.com/forums/thelema/thelemic-practice-2/paged/11/#post-73981 )

 

Shiva: "Please pay $175 directly to Tiger, who lost $175 in the cozmik lottery."

Instead of paying $175 directly to Tiger, I offer free promotion of Tiger's contributions in the thread titled Fulfilling John's Revelation? - Why? (source: https://www.lashtal.com/forums/thelema/fulfilling-johns-revelation-why/ ). 

The OTO refer to John's Revelation or the Apocalypse in a video on its Youtube Channel, starting with the words: "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. What if the Apocalypse has already happened? How should we live in a post-apocalyptic world, when all of the values of the previous one have been destroyed? Aleister Crowley had an answer: we should each live according to our own True Will. [...]" (Source: Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. - - - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYOiD9jMhPM )

The Apocalypse already having happened according to Aleister Crowley's Thelema, implies that Aleister Crowley as the prophet of Thelema, an adherent of his Thelema, fulfills the following definition of the noun preterist: "2. (Theology) theol a person who believes the Biblical prophecies of the Apocalypse have been fulfilled", or fulfills the following definition of the adjective preterist "(Theology) of the belief that the Biblical prophecies of the Apocalypse have been fulfilled." (source:  https://www.thefreedictionary.com/preterist  )

 

Me: "... my experience is [...] that your relations to your Holy Guardian Angel is important within AC's Thelema, and I notice that [AC's] book about the HGA [= Book 65, Liber Cordis Cincti Serpente (The Book of the Heart Girt with a Serpent) (An account of the relations of the aspirant and his Holy Guardian Ange], also presumes something eternal, called "this eternal journey"."

Shiva: "Okay. And have you experienced this state where the big picture reveals itself as eternal (or infinite)(or without time constraints)?"

 

Yes, as a kid I found a bottle mail on the south west coast of my homeland Norway, sent by a family from India on holiday in Scottland. The father in this family was a colonel working in Ministry of Defence in India, and the family invited me to visit them in New Delhi, India. My parents would not let me accept the invitation, beacuse I was to young to go to India in their opinion. 

Visting India later, I became immersed by the the 4 stages of life; Brahmacharya (student), Grihastha (householder), Vanaprastha (retired) and Sannyasa (renunciate). And a big picture without time constraints revealed itself me, demonstrating to me that one can be born already aligned with the stage of Sannyasa, fixed on the Supreme, and on becoming detached and fearless.  

With respect to the Kabbalistic tree of life, I am thus fully fixed on the top three Sephirot on the Tree of Life, the Supernals, Kether, Chokmah, and Binah, and not at all on the other Sephirot.  

I find it facinating that AC, understood the third and last chapter of his The Book of the Law, as representing the voice of Kether, "... Unity, [which] is always itself". (Source: The New Comment, II.2.) 

And I do also find it facinating that AC, understood "... Knowledge [as] the means by which the conscious mind, Microprosopus, reaches to Understanding (= the Sepirah Binah on the Kabbalistic tree of life) and to Wisdom (= the sephira Chokmah on the Kabbalistic tree of life), its mother and father, which reflect respectively Nuith and Hadit from the Ain and Kether." (Source: The New Comment, II.5).


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