Damien
Damien
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RE: Headless Rite and the Golden Dawn?

You mean other than in the ability to prove the efficacy of it objectively? 😉

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RE: Headless Rite and the Golden Dawn?

Almost everything Dr. Sledge does on Esoterica is worth time and close attention.

3 days ago
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RE: The Secret Sexual Teachings of Aleister Crowley According to J. Edward Cornelius

As the person who started this thread and the only person (it seems) to have read the entire book, I certainly did not mean to insinuate that NO secre...

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RE: Crowley. Mescaline, and Patrick Everitt's Thesis

Does anyone have a citation for AC's use of AL as code for Peyote or Mescaline, and 31 for AL, prior to TBOTL?

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RE: The Secret Sexual Teachings of Aleister Crowley According to J. Edward Cornelius

YOU grant it. But if the back-stop to every discussion is that if Crowley said it it must be true, then there's dumb.

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RE: The Secret Sexual Teachings of Aleister Crowley According to J. Edward Cornelius

There's been a good deal of scholarly work that supports the idea of Nero as 666. Here's one such link: You have to grant the premise that AC ...

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RE: The Secret Sexual Teachings of Aleister Crowley According to J. Edward Cornelius

It seems the Christian bent is becoming a dominant theme. A theme that was always there and deliberately hidden. When I was a very young person the...

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RE: The Secret Sexual Teachings of Aleister Crowley According to J. Edward Cornelius

I offered it, last week. Because the book is a collection of thoughts, often bordering on stream of consciousness, lacking the sort of structure...

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RE: The Secret Sexual Teachings of Aleister Crowley According to J. Edward Cornelius

Oh I don't know. I'm OK making the distinction. I don't personally feel every aspect of life is "magick." I don't consider the next shit I take to be ...

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RE: The Secret Sexual Teachings of Aleister Crowley According to J. Edward Cornelius

One of the simple secrets of life is learning how to give into temptation without letting it own you, or ruining you, magick aside (depending upon you...

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RE: The Secret Sexual Teachings of Aleister Crowley According to J. Edward Cornelius

Knowing how to resist the urge not to give in is the true test of the highest grade. 😉

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RE: The Secret Sexual Teachings of Aleister Crowley According to J. Edward Cornelius

Hopefully such things need no celebrity endorsement to remain valued and useful.

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RE: The Secret Sexual Teachings of Aleister Crowley According to J. Edward Cornelius

And many others. It wouldn't be as silly and aggravating as it is were it not always predicated by grandiose statements about the "abolition of all ob...

4 weeks ago
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RE: The Secret Sexual Teachings of Aleister Crowley According to J. Edward Cornelius

It doesn't seem unclear to me but I get what you're saying. Very well. But this is just a book review, not a personal/achievement review. But yo...

4 weeks ago
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RE: The Secret Sexual Teachings of Aleister Crowley According to J. Edward Cornelius

Let's not let RTC's brief appearance derail the topic, please.

4 weeks ago
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RE: Crowley. Mescaline, and Patrick Everitt's Thesis

Meaning that they don't add up as the drug is never mentioned in the popular telling of the reception mythos, or the fact that the drug was (could hav...

1 month ago
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RE: Crowley. Mescaline, and Patrick Everitt's Thesis

Butt...That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence. This goes double when the "evidence" can be interpreted to me...

1 month ago
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RE: Crowley. Mescaline, and Patrick Everitt's Thesis

Non-stop sexual debauchery sounds distinctively NOT like sex magick, especially by Crowley's definition. This point aside, the ritual was specifically...

1 month ago
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RE: Crowley. Mescaline, and Patrick Everitt's Thesis

Yes! Thank you. I could not, for the life of me, remember the title or if it was an official Liber or not. The point being that, in the diary excer...

1 month ago
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RE: Crowley. Mescaline, and Patrick Everitt's Thesis

No, it's a very small book that gives some parts of the diary, notes on the invocation, and other details (including the sex part).

1 month ago
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RE: What does Balenciaga mean in Latin? Aleister Crowley satanic theory explored amid child campaign controversy

Here's a quick lecture from Everitt that hits the bullet points of his thesis:

1 month ago
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RE: What does Balenciaga mean in Latin? Aleister Crowley satanic theory explored amid child campaign controversy

I'd love to see evidence of it out of purely historical curiosity. If only Crowley's own account could count.

1 month ago
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RE: What does Balenciaga mean in Latin? Aleister Crowley satanic theory explored amid child campaign controversy

He claimed a lot of things that aren't true. Arthur Heffter (German) isolated it in the late 19th c and Ernst Spath (Austrian) synthesized it in 1919....

1 month ago
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RE: What does Balenciaga mean in Latin? Aleister Crowley satanic theory explored amid child campaign controversy

I could not agree more but, if ever the world were in need of a new religion, it's one that worships sex and getting stoned.

1 month ago
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RE: What does Balenciaga mean in Latin? Aleister Crowley satanic theory explored amid child campaign controversy

Baphomet was likely a misheard pronunciation of Muhammed but, whatever it was, it's first recorded use was in the 11th Century.

1 month ago
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RE: The airtight arguments of Jerry Cornelius?: Review of "The Cult Of Aleister Crowley"

Yeah. But I have to be on the lookout for my own shortcomings in such judgement.

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RE: The airtight arguments of Jerry Cornelius?: Review of "The Cult Of Aleister Crowley"

Not to make it all about me, but my original reasons for stepping away and then disappearing had far more to do with the people who were at the top of...

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RE: The airtight arguments of Jerry Cornelius?: Review of "The Cult Of Aleister Crowley"

I know for a fact they have a couple copies on hand. I don't want to appear too noble: I had already distanced myself from everything by that time....

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RE: The airtight arguments of Jerry Cornelius?: Review of "The Cult Of Aleister Crowley"

These are both anecdotal as I have not spoken to either individual in at least a decade, but in both circumstances they were expelled over association...

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RE: The airtight arguments of Jerry Cornelius?: Review of "The Cult Of Aleister Crowley"

@kidneyhawk There is no alternative conclusion. I have had several friends who have been expelled from cOTO for association with non-duplex orgs. E...

2 months ago
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RE: Crowley and the Aeon

To take it even farther: Can a reasonable person believe that whatever the "Aeon" is is the end all be all of anything? To say yes is to perpetuate th...

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RE: It's time put the fairy-tales down...

I wasn't butting heads and I agree about RTC. As I have said before, his was the only book I have ever returned. My measure is subjective. Member...

9 months ago
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RE: It's time put the fairy-tales down...

Very well put. But there are many people who don't (and won't) know of another resource, will get near, get hit on the head, and move away forever.

9 months ago
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RE: It's time put the fairy-tales down...

I don't have any interest in bringing down the OTO. They'll do that (and are currently at it) all by themselves and sooner than imagined. But, the mor...

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