June 19, 2019 at 12:03 am #113967June 19, 2019 at 12:04 am #113968June 19, 2019 at 2:49 am #113977
There has been a lot of fuss about Stele makers over the years. The usual scenario (the modus operandi) seems to be that some gifted artists started selling Steles. No problem there (except the one I cite below). Then we (LAShTALians) start getting posts about “Where’s XYZ? I sent him money 6 months ago. He emailed his apology and said it would be forthcoming. No Stele. No more email responses. Sigh and doom.”
Buying a Stele is like conducting an illicit deal in a dark alleyway.
It is my understanding that an initiate must make his own instruments and Stele. If you are crippled, or have no manual dexterity, or are blind (I’m halfway there), then outside assistance might be needed. In Solar Lodge, we had full-size photos in grayscale issued to every member. They were expected (but not required) to color it and seal it in glass or plexiglass. The following could be used: Colored pencils, colored markers (highlighters), paint of any kind.
Recently, I had a miniature Stele in a glass frame. I don’t know where it is now, but that’s not the point.
The point is, you must do your own work. Says so in Book 4. [image of Shiva thumping Book 4].
Some folks here disagree with me and 4 (4 and I). Of course, they will surely burn in hell for eternity. Oops, sorry. That slipped over from that other thread where hell is a major feature.
But then, maybe your not an initiate … but simply a worshiper or an art collector. In that case, I encourage you onward with the admonition to be careful with your money. Paying ahead of the painting can be hazardous to your cache.
Even AC, who (in his higher aspect) wrote Book 4 was known to have chemists mix his Abramelin Oil, and approached drug companies for formulations of Mescaline. Well, we can’t blame him for that last one; Mescaline is very, very hard to synthesize. I know. I tried it. Over and over. As my project in Organic Chemistry, back when Mescaline was legal. It didn’t work. The specific gravity of my product didn’t match that of Mescaline in the book. So I got a “B” instead of an “A” in Organic Chemistry … and the professor was working right along with me.
Anyway, an aspiring magician is supposed to make his own stuff, as much as possible.
Pardons and Gesticulations, but I don’t know anything about the source of your query, but I thought I should mention this minor point.June 19, 2019 at 11:28 pm #114003
I’ve checked KOS Etsy page and it appears they are taking a short break.
Being that you seem to have a problem connecting with them would you like
me to PM their contact email for orders?June 20, 2019 at 12:47 am #114005
Anyone, anywhere in the whole wide world, even you, dear reader, may semi-instantly perform the abstruction of a copy of the Stele in locked glass, provided they 1) possess a cellphone, tablet, or computing device, and 2) know, dare, and will to click on the following links, about which i have failed to keep silent:June 20, 2019 at 1:24 am #114007
I think the OP wanted to get one of those clay plastered on wood devices with hand-painted scenery and hieroglyphs. “Miniature” was also mentioned. It’s hard to advise him what to do next because we don’t knw exactly what or why he wants … not that it’s any business of ours.June 20, 2019 at 1:36 am #114009
Yee Gads i clicked on em by accidentJune 20, 2019 at 1:59 am #114013
T: Yee Gads i clicked on em by accident
Who are “em?” The Steles? The Stele Sellers? This thread? Please be more specific or we won’t be able to you either.June 20, 2019 at 3:33 am #114014
the thing that triggered
the magical glyph
https://images.app.goo.gl/zbagj4sRqh4QPUwV9June 20, 2019 at 3:34 am #114015
and a vector image would be nice
for those AI inclinedJune 25, 2019 at 11:51 pm #114349
I recall I believe (the late?) Gary Dickinson IE The Magical Mandarin. His work was fantastic indeed.
I feel blessed to have 2 originals form him, one LAM painting in what seems like oil and acrylic and one Khephra RESH painting. Both proudly on me altar.
I wish someone of his quality would come on the scene again. His site is down now too.June 26, 2019 at 4:29 am #114356
Thanks for all your feedback. Kingdom of Shadows is back on ETSY. But I will approach with caution. Thanks Shiva for all your advice. I will try to be cautious.
JamesJune 26, 2019 at 4:29 pm #114373
ja: I will try to be cautious.
The best form of caution is to not pay upfront before the item is produced. That seems to be the major problem encountered by former victims: They pay upfront, the work never gets done, the email address disappears (or no response comes back), and puzzled puzzlement produces palpitations.
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