Los
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RE: Can of worms, with apologies....

@93rdThebes “Will” is a meaningless concept without a higher-power involved What a ridiculous point of view.

5 years ago
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RE: Religious vs Secular Thelema?

The basic tenant of accepting that Aiwass did indeed truly send a message to mankind Yeah, but what reason is there to accept that? If you don’t bel...

5 years ago
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RE: Religious vs Secular Thelema?

The thing that doesn’t make sense to me, for the former – is, why Thelema? why not Taoism? or just remain atheists There seems to be some kind of ca...

5 years ago
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RE: A new resident of the City of the Pyramids!: Los

ignant666 wrote: it difficult to avoid talking about you Your weird obsession with me is getting weirder by the day. this passage might be relevant...

5 years ago
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RE: A new resident of the City of the Pyramids!: Los

dom wrote: Arthur Emerson has apparently shot holes in your Schrödinger’s cat analysis used by you in your blog essay on Thelema and the laws of logi...

5 years ago
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RE: A new resident of the City of the Pyramids!: Los

the_real_simon_iff wrote: As ignant666 said in another thread, the possibilty that anyone “attaining” to this level would let know people about this ...

5 years ago
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RE: annihilate the personality

ignant666 wrote: Can you explain how you have objectively verified that you “no longer identify with anything”, and “refuse to prefer” your “authenti...

5 years ago
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RE: annihilate the personality

To start with, the phrase "annihilate the personality" can't mean something like "become an emotionless robot." Crowley claimed the 8=3 degree, and af...

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RE: A.’.A.’. in relation to terrestrial groups

The term A.'.A.'. is used to refer both to a terrestrial group founded by Aleister Crowley and George Cecil Jones -- from which several terrestrial gr...

5 years ago
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RE: A new resident of the City of the Pyramids!: Los

the_real_simon_iff wrote: I still did not find any answer to WHY an ego-annihilated 8=3 would boast about this title in one of the most laughable pla...

5 years ago
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RE: A new resident of the City of the Pyramids!: Los

ignant666 wrote: How we’ve missed you! Well, you've certainly missed me, it seems. You evidently can't resist the urge to talk about me, even when I'...

5 years ago
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RE: A new resident of the City of the Pyramids!: Los

Well, here it is: the saddest thread I've ever seen on Lashtal.com. I'm not sure whether I should be flattered, feel sorry for you all, or chuckle at...

5 years ago
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RE: Evidence in Richard T. Cole's Liber L. vel Bogus.

I wish someone like Mr Feazey would publish a response to Cole’s work Paul did respond to Cole's work: Notably, he says: the real question is whethe...

7 years ago
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RE: Evidence in Richard T. Cole's Liber L. vel Bogus.

So you too dismiss it without reading it Correct. If Cole's book had presented evidence to support his case, then someone who read the book would hav...

7 years ago
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RE: Evidence in Richard T. Cole's Liber L. vel Bogus.

Can you imagine if someone wrote a book saying JFK was never assassinated a situation where one of the known experts on the subject would say, ‘why on...

7 years ago
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RE: Trying To Find A Crowley Paragraph

<I>“The more scientific the record is, the better. Yet the emotions should be noted, as being some of the conditions.” To me I have understood ...

7 years ago
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RE: On Liber V vel Reguli

The "absolute," the "noumenal" source of reality, and "ULTIMATE reality" (and the "ideal") are terms that might be used to refer to the same thing or ...

7 years ago
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RE: On Liber V vel Reguli

Los, is the absolute that Crowley wanted everybody in mankind to be an enthusiastic aspirant to, identical with what the above just mentioned wikipedi...

7 years ago
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RE: On Liber V vel Reguli

Crowley's essay suggests that the numeration of ShT comes from its tarot attributions: the Aeon (20) + Lust (11). The relevant paragraphs from the es...

7 years ago
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RE: On Liber V vel Reguli

You're welcome, William. Consider it a Thanksgiving Day gift from this side of the Atlantic.

7 years ago
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RE: I'm an old fart, but here's my new introduction

Hi HG, I've been reading you for years over on the old alt.magick archives. I particularly enjoyed your collection of the "Best of alt.magick." I've ...

7 years ago
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RE: True will, Transgender and Thelema

@Alostrael wrote:But how will this work out on an energetic level?Depends on what you mean by "on an energetic level."I'm a practitioner of both Tantr...

7 years ago
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RE: "Crying" and "relatives".

"david" wrote: Wouldn't you say this gives credence to scepticism about the existence spiritual entities in Thelema? There's nothing in t...

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RE: Crowley and the great old ones

"Michael Staley" wrote: There's a great deal that's interesting in Lovecraft's work. It's also interesting that Lovecraft was a staunch a...

7 years ago
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RE: Crowley and the great old ones

"ThothsLittleMonkey" wrote: What do you yourself believe in? Can it be made fun of, too? To quote the venerable sage Homer J. Simpson, "N...

7 years ago
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RE: "Crying" and "relatives".

"ignant666" wrote: Ah, my day is made, i am fulfilled!! "The Great And Powerful Los" has acknowledged my "transparent pleas for [him] to pa...

7 years ago
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RE: "Crying" and "relatives".

I'm having difficulty following the point of the OP, but even the OP is less embarrassing than ignant666's transparent pleas for me to pay attention t...

7 years ago
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RE: Crowley and the great old ones

My impression is that practitioners treat these "scary" looking "Old Ones" much like Tibetan Buddhists treat the "Wrathful Buddhas": they look frighte...

8 years ago
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RE: Crowley on Psychology

In Magick in Theory and Practice, Crowley writes, "The sincere student will discover, behind the symbolic technicalities of his book, a practical meth...

8 years ago
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RE: Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law: end time

"david" wrote: each man interprets as he wills. That's actually not really the case. I suppose you're alluding to the Comment, which read...

8 years ago
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RE: Troll

"david" wrote: To address Christi's comments, if you're objective you will see that Los is right about Michael's contributions. I started ...

8 years ago
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RE: Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law: end time

Ignant666 is entirely correct on this point. The "shall" in that sentence is obviously imperative, in the same way that "Thou shalt not steal" is impe...

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RE: Troll

"christibrany" wrote: the more I read your posts, and your 3 page long email, the more tired I get. So what do you want, a medal for bein...

8 years ago
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RE: This Man Invented A Religion And Turned Scores Of Followers Into Occultists

"ignant666" wrote: let's apply your proposed methods:"It's completely fair to say X is true, because there is some evidence that X is true....

8 years ago
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RE: This Man Invented A Religion And Turned Scores Of Followers Into Occultists

"Shiva" wrote: How many were/are lurkers of Thelemic bent? Probably a lot, but it's difficult to tell how many of those people would call...

8 years ago
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RE: This Man Invented A Religion And Turned Scores Of Followers Into Occultists

"ignant666" wrote: My "day job" in science [...] Boy, your job seems really important to your self-image. You bring it up an inordinate a...

8 years ago
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RE: This Man Invented A Religion And Turned Scores Of Followers Into Occultists

"ignant666" wrote: Original categorical assertion: "Los" wrote: The last I heard, "None" was the fastest growing segment of the...

8 years ago
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RE: This Man Invented A Religion And Turned Scores Of Followers Into Occultists

"obscuruspaintus" wrote: Personally I have never viewed Thelema as a religion but more as a method. Yes. As I alluded to earlier, it migh...

8 years ago
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RE: This Man Invented A Religion And Turned Scores Of Followers Into Occultists

"ignant666" wrote: Popular science reporting may not be a very good source of information on most topics. Agreed. Journalism, in general,...

8 years ago
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RE: This Man Invented A Religion And Turned Scores Of Followers Into Occultists

"ignant666" wrote: far from being "the fastest growing segment of the population in the United States", the numbers of those with no relig...

8 years ago
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RE: This Man Invented A Religion And Turned Scores Of Followers Into Occultists

"ignant666" wrote: A wise retreat It wasn't a "retreat" -- it was an honest observation that your post was a marked improvement over your...

8 years ago
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RE: This Man Invented A Religion And Turned Scores Of Followers Into Occultists

"Shiva" wrote: No. That's not true. I have taken him off all meds and prescribed a diet of Tuna fish and Mushrooms 8) Well, whatever it w...

8 years ago
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RE: This Man Invented A Religion And Turned Scores Of Followers Into Occultists

The meds do seem to be helping you a little, ignant666.

8 years ago
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RE: This Man Invented A Religion And Turned Scores Of Followers Into Occultists

"ignant666" wrote: There were probably about 7,500 or so Christians by 100 EV, and about 10,500 a decade later...so Thelema appears to be s...

8 years ago
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RE: Troll

"Michael Staley" wrote: "Los" wrote: And I agree with all of this. The point I was making earlier in the thread -- to repeat i...

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RE: How does Leary's 8 brain-model of evolution define Crowley's idea of TW?

"david" wrote: Consider that your individual TW, ultimately must be given up for service to the universe itself and that includes the TW o...

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