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Baxian
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20/02/2013 3:02 pm  

Dear Lashtal members.

I would like to ask if any here could tell me in which of Crowley's writings does he talk about methods for removing repulsions.

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William Thirteen
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20/02/2013 4:25 pm  

hmm... 'the Philosophus resolves to "obtain control of the attractions and repulsions of my own being.'"

Liber Jugorum comes to mind.

http://www.sacred-texts.com/oto/lib3.htm

see also Liber Aleph

"{chi} DE VOLUPTATE POENARUM.

Go forth, o my Son, o Son of the Sun, rejoicing in thy Strength, as a Warrior, as a Bridegroom, to take thy Pleasure upon the Earth, and in every Palace of the Mind, moving ever from the crass to the subtle, from the coarse to the fine. Conquer every Repulsion in thy self, subdue every Aversion. Assimilate all Poison, for therein only is there Profit. Seek constantly therefore to know what is painful and to cleave thereunto, for by Pain cometh true Pleasure. Those who avoid Pain physical or mental remain little Men, and there is no Virtue in them. Yet be thou ware lest thou fall into the Heresy which maketh Pain, and Self-sacrifice as it were Bribes to corrupt God, to secure some future Pleasure in an imagined After-life. Nay, also of the other Part, fear not to destroy thy Complexes, thinking dreadfully thereby to lose the Power of creating Joy by their Distinction. Yet in each Marriage be thou bold to affirm the spiritual Ardour of the Orgasm, fixing it in some Talisman, whether it be Art, or Magick, or Theurgy."

http://www.sacred-texts.com/oto/aleph_1.htm


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Baxian
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20/02/2013 5:19 pm  

Thank you WilliamThirteen for the references.
I hope you have a good day.


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phthah
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20/02/2013 10:14 pm  

93 Baxian,
As you can see from the chapter quoted of Liber Aleph you don't actually want to remove repulsions. It's more like you want to assimilate or even embrace them!
Cf. Liber 333 chapter 46 called Buttons and Rosettes and A.C.'s commentary thereon. Also, take a look at Liber VII, chapter 1 verses 1-2 for a good attitude to adopt!  🙂

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belmurru
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20/02/2013 11:05 pm  

There is also this, from Liber V vel Reguli -

"The Magician should devise for himself a definite technique for destroying "evil." The essence of such a practice will consist in training the mind and the body to confront things which case fear, pain, disgust, shame and the like. He must learn to endure them, then to become indifferent to them, then to analyze them until they give pleasure and instruction, and finally to appreciate them for their own sake, as aspects of Truth. When this has been done, he should abandon them, if they are really harmful in relation to health and comfort. Also, our selection of "evils" is limited to those that cannot damage us irreparably. E.g., one ought to practice smelling assafœtida until one likes it; but not arsine or hydrocyanic acid. Again, one might have a liaison with an ugly old woman until one beheld and loved the star which she is; it would be too dangerous to overcome the distaste for dishonesty by forcing oneself to pick pockets. Acts which are essentially dishonourable must not be done; they should be justified only by calm contemplation of their correctness in abstract cases."


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phthah
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21/02/2013 12:08 am  

93,

Also we have this from Liber LXV, Chapter 1:

44.    Thou strivest ever; even in thy yielding thou strivest to yield–and lo! thou yieldest not.

45.    Go thou unto the outermost places and subdue all things.

46.    Subdue thy fear and thy disgust. Then–yield!

A.C's commentary
44-46. The method. Know everything possible, become indifferent to all. This attained, become perfectly passive.

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Baxian
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21/02/2013 10:27 am  

Thank you Phthah and Belmurru for your references.


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