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RE: LAM Spotted Hiding out in Page 60

The gematria for LAM is 71, the same as Liber 71, Crowley's commentary on Blavatsky's "The Voice In The Silence." Imo, this liber is an additional key...

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RE: Self and Will in Thelema

Crowley's philosophy of True Will is paradoxical in that the aspirant has to reach a fairly advanced level in his spiritual system to have any clue w...

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RE: Would Crowley have been targeted by the #MeToo movement

Since it looks like the #Metoo movement has burgeoned into a full blown psy-ops operation, I guess it depends if Crowely was relevant to that operatio...

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RE: Crowley's mescaline preparations?

Crowley's pharmacist ,Whineray, prepared the first tincture of mescaline that he tried. Here is a Masters Thesis, written by Patrick Everitt at the Un...

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RE: Dr. William James discusses samadhi

Crowley said that some high level initiates of AA had no formal contact with the order. I think we can award an honorary AA grade to James just based ...

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RE: 'Doing Easy": William Burroughs' eassay on wu wei

I love Dzogchen! If one could drop all preconceptions, including abstract assumptions about space / time, etc., one would be in a state of samadhi.

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RE: Terrence McKenna's Timewave Zero and novelty theory.

Nuts is a relative concept. I'm quite certain that Terrance thought that "normal people" were "nuts."

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RE: Terrence McKenna's Timewave Zero and novelty theory.

I like Ken Wilber's approach to this philsophical conundrum: "We therefore reach a startling conclusion. Since modes of knowing correspond with leve...

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RE: Terrence McKenna's Timewave Zero and novelty theory.

@duck @serpent252 As I just stated in another reply, it's in _The Brotherhood Of The Screaming Abyss_, written by his brother Dennis. It is also m...

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RE: Terrence McKenna's Timewave Zero and novelty theory.

@jamiejbarter @dom That part of the story is told by Dennis, Terrance's brother, in _The Brotherhood Of The Screaming Abyss_. It is mentioned ...

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RE: Terrence McKenna's Timewave Zero and novelty theory.

Terrance Mckenna was a bit of a con man during the last decade or so of his life. Terrance had a real bad Dmt trip in 1988 that scared the shit out of...

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RE: Be ready for Coronavirus

The Caliphate O.T.O. finished this year with a budget surplus of +6.00 USD. I have heard that they are scared to purchase real estate because of liabi...

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RE: The Short Path

I had tripped on LSD-25 more than 100 times before having an LSD trip break through to non-duality(and that at the end of my Abramelin Operation). Tha...

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RE: The Short Path

To restate my question, what is the relationhip between the the preview of the coming attractions and the grade itself?

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RE: The Short Path

@shiva In my experience, various trance states initiate new ways of thinking / perceiving, but ,often, that modality isn't stablized right away. For...

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RE: The Short Path

@shiva Where do you think that entheogenic experiences, including profound ones(chemical samadhi), fit in to the three levels of initiation that you...

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RE: The Short Path

@shiva I realize that you are ,perhaps, aware of most of the science related to entheogens that I mentioned in my last reply, but I have been follow...

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RE: The Short Path

@thearthuremerson Thanks for providing philosophical commentary(it has been many years since I've studied it). I have a couple of friends that are i...

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RE: The Short Path

@ignant666 Thanks for paging thearthuremerson for the chat about philosophy! p.s. Cool story about Sasha and Ann!

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RE: The Short Path

@shiva When Rick Strassman MD did a controlled study on Dmt back in the early 90's his hypothesis was that Dmt is the 'spirit molecule' that modulat...

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RE: The Short Path

@ignant 5-Meo-Dmt does more reliably occasion full blown mystical experiences(than nn-Dmt, or just about anything) imo. The first time that I ever ...

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RE: The Short Path

@shiva "But it is false that these "planes" or states are "out there," because"out there" is nothing more than a three-dimensional, holographic,...

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RE: The Short Path

@shiva That's awesome! I own copies of _Coruscatio_ and _Inside Solar Lodge_. I look forward to reading this one.

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RE: The Short Path

@ Shiva I love the way you put together this pdf with all of the images. It articulates many of the points that came up in our chat about Sahaj ...

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RE: Be ready for Coronavirus

@ignant666 I hear that the honorable profession of drug dealing is a great lesson in true laissez-faire, free market economics though.

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RE: Corey Taylor on "True Will"

Robert Assagioli - transpersonal psychologist - also talks / writes about True Will in a way that is obviously inspired by Aleister Crowley. In fact, ...

3 years ago
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RE: Do Communists, Anarchists and Leftists 'fear money'?

@nassah _perdurabo_, by Richard Kaczynski, mentions the box under Crowley's bed with hundreds of pounds in British currency ,when he was living in H...

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RE: Laws of Form, Wu-hsin or Shiva-darshana

@ignant666 Just read your reply about the village. I was in the West Village this weekend...it sure is gentrified now!!

3 years ago
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RE: Laws of Form, Wu-hsin or Shiva-darshana

@ignant666 "But it all comes down to this in the end: if you diligently do stuff (doesn't seem to matter what stuff) for a while, results will occur, ...

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RE: Laws of Form, Wu-hsin or Shiva-darshana

Well, in any case, you seem to be familiar with the states that I'm referring to. Yes, all of these things, dhyana, samadhi, Atmadarshana(and everythi...

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RE: Laws of Form, Wu-hsin or Shiva-darshana

@shiva Yes, Crowley's descriptions of K&C were all over the place. At this point, I see a common thread running through most of it though. For ins...

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RE: Laws of Form, Wu-hsin or Shiva-darshana

@shiva After thinking about your question more, I attribute Atmadarshana to Kether, but I also attribute this trance state to K&C, for the reasons...

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RE: Laws of Form, Wu-hsin or Shiva-darshana

@shiva 777 lists Atmadarshana at Kether. Do you have a reference for K&C being somewhere other than Tiphareth? I take that attribution from 777 wi...

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RE: Laws of Form, Wu-hsin or Shiva-darshana

@shiva Crowley changed the length of the Abramelin Operation to 93 days, and one of the other translations of the original manuscript is longer than 6...

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RE: Laws of Form, Wu-hsin or Shiva-darshana

Your comment comports with what Crowley said about the state of Atmadarshana (samadhi) being the Hindu trance state that's equivalent to our K&C.

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RE: Laws of Form, Wu-hsin or Shiva-darshana

@jamiejbarter I am fairly certain that I set myself up for samadhi with the Abramelin Opertation. That was why I mentioned that I had more than 100 su...

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RE: Laws of Form, Wu-hsin or Shiva-darshana

Please note the similarities between Crowley's instructions in Liber XVI, Liber Turris vel Domus Dei sub figurâ and the description of Sahaj samadhi a...

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RE: Laws of Form, Wu-hsin or Shiva-darshana

@shiva Yes, agreed. It was a temporary experience of non-dual consciousness. The basis of my argument that I hadn't "crossed the abyss' is Crowley's s...

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RE: Laws of Form, Wu-hsin or Shiva-darshana

@christibrany I don't think there are qualitative differences with regard to samadhi just because drugs are used...samadhi is samadhi, but there is a ...

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RE: Laws of Form, Wu-hsin or Shiva-darshana

I respectfully disagree with Jamie J Barter's statement, "So the state of Samadhi corresponds precisely with "crossing the abyss" in this respect; nev...

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RE: Laws of Form, Wu-hsin or Shiva-darshana

Here is more commentary by Ken Wilber on this topic:

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RE: Laws of Form, Wu-hsin or Shiva-darshana

Here is a little more commentary on Sahaj samadhi that comports with this argument (that Sahaj samadhi is the functional equivalent of our idea of cro...

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RE: Laws of Form, Wu-hsin or Shiva-darshana

I agree with Frater Shiva that entheogens - especially in combination with magick and yoga - lead to this result (samadhi) more quickly. However, they...

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RE: Laws of Form, Wu-hsin or Shiva-darshana

Yes, it seems that Sahaj Samadhi is the state of samadhi that corresponds with crossing the abyss.

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RE: What did playing chess do for Crowley's magical/spiritual development?

I don't think chess did anything for Crowley except help his skills with concentration. I have an elo rating of Expert(the rating just below national...

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