Michael Staley
Michael Staley
@michael-staley
MANIO - it's all in the egg
Joined: Apr 21, 2004
Last seen: Sep 26, 2022
Topics: 100 / Replies: 4222
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RE: Is there a place for Marxism in Thelema?

I somehow doubt that. But in any case, even if that were so, what is the point of pivoting from one extreme to the other, like a demented shuttlecock?

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RE: Is there a place for Marxism in Thelema?

Well, I agreed with him. The stuff you came out with ireads like a Private Eye spoof on something the Daily Mail might trot out - something like 1982'...

2 days ago
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RE: Is there a place for Marxism in Thelema?

Why do you did that intriguing?

2 days ago
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RE: Melchizedek

You think I hadn't noticed the allusion to a passage in The Book of the Law? Seriously?

4 days ago
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RE: Melchizedek

Generally speaking, when a person maintains something, and someone demurs, it is for them to make thir case. To be honest I assumed that your remark w...

4 days ago
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RE: Melchizedek

Don't give up the day job, mate.

4 days ago
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RE: Melchizedek

The initiations occurred in 1915, with its Chokmah Days etc. However, I don't think Crowley formally claimed the grade until after Achad was able to c...

5 days ago
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RE: Melchizedek

Yes, agreed that they had an effect As someone who considers Advaita Vedanta to be the best thing since sliced bread, I'd have liked Anatta to have ma...

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RE: Melchizedek

Well, with all due respect, it was you doing the bar-setting. You were suggesting that Xeper (a term of which I'd not heard prior to this thread) woul...

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RE: Melchizedek

Hyperbole by Crowley, to say the least. In what way did Anatta overturn "all existing beliefs and codes"? Or Agape? Or Allah? Or Tao? Thery didn't. Th...

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RE: Examples of the black lodge?

Possibly. This is not one of them.

2 weeks ago
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RE: Examples of the black lodge?

How can one man behave like a mob, for God's sake? The mind boggles.

2 weeks ago
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RE: Examples of the black lodge?

So you've revived a thread after eighteen months or so, simply to pursue a political argument with ignant?

3 weeks ago
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RE: Is there a place for Marxism in Thelema?

I don't think that anybody knows what he meant, least of all Cole.

4 weeks ago
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RE: Is there a place for Marxism in Thelema?

Does that count as "technological means", though?

4 weeks ago
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RE: Justice and injustice in Thelema

"Platonism is the view that there exist such things as abstract objects — where an abstract object is an object that does not exist in space or time a...

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RE: Justice and injustice in Thelema

Like Crowley, and indeed many others before and since, I make use of the Qabalah. Does that make me a Platonist/Neo-Platonist?

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RE: Justice and injustice in Thelema

How about the possibility that he wasn't "taught to hate LaRouche", but has simply read some of his work and doesn't like what he has read? It does ha...

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RE: AOS paintings?

My pleasure. Across the years I have come across one or two possible forgeries where it's very difficult to be sure one way or the other; after all, S...

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RE: AOS paintings?

This is not Spare. It's not his line. If you compare the "signature" with the signatures on Spares from around 1908, there is no comparision. What's...

1 month ago
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RE: AOS paintings?

The one at the top is a copy of one of Spare's drawings in an issue of Form or The Golder Hind. The one of the bottom is a copy of a drawing in The Bo...

1 month ago
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RE: AOS paintings?

No. They're both forgeries. I've seen a few Spare forgeries in my time, and these rank amongst the worst.

1 month ago
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RE: Is there a place for Marxism in Thelema?

Supposedly, when he was seeking to bolster his anti-British credentials in the eyes of any watching German Intelligence during his time in America dur...

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RE: Is there a place for Marxism in Thelema?

I read some books by Marx in my late teens and early twenties, and had forgotten – until your posts reminded me – of the iglorious dealism that is at ...

1 month ago
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RE: Testing image control

The artist is Dietz Edzard (1893-1963) who lived in Paris for the last few decades of his life. As a young man he fell in with a circus troupe, and w...

1 month ago
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RE: Testing image control

I don't think it is, though. It's more likely a masked woman reminiscing about her past as a funambulator, or tight-rope walker.

1 month ago
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RE: Testing image control

Correct. Both images were loaded from my Desktop. I first posted the original, 525 x 733. I then produced a resized image in Photoshop to 262 x 367, a...

1 month ago
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RE: Testing image control

I have just resized the image: This is the image before resizing: They are displayed at the same size.

1 month ago
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RE: Testing image control

The only image I've attached so far using the new feature 'Attach Files' is the Spare picture in my last post. Let me attach 'Les Funumbules' again us...

1 month ago
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RE: Testing image control

"He can see clearly now / the rain has gone", surely? Attached this via the 'Attach Files' which I've just noticed.

1 month ago
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RE: Testing image control

Yes, sort of. @ignant666, can you see this?

1 month ago
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RE: Testing image control

Looking again, I see that the larger image is distorted; the secon, smaller image is not. The lesson I draw from this is to resize the image bef...

1 month ago
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RE: Testing image control

I see the image by Dietz Edzard that I posted; the first full-size, the second smaller.

1 month ago
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Does anybody else get the "broken image" icon?

Thanks, ignant. That's very interesting, because although the HTML in the first post appears simply as a line of HTML – i.e., doesn't work – I can sti...

1 month ago
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RE: Testing image control

When I give just the path of the image, it is displayed at full size. For example, the image has been loaded to the Starfire website in order to displ...

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RE: Friedrich Nietzsche and Aleister Crowley

An interesting analysis, some of it spot-on or not a million miles from it. Thank you.

2 months ago
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RE: Friedrich Nietzsche and Aleister Crowley

I might indeed by krany. I don't, though, know what it means. Can't find it in my online dictionary of choice.

2 months ago
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RE: Friedrich Nietzsche and Aleister Crowley

Yes. They are of no interest to me.

2 months ago
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RE: Friedrich Nietzsche and Aleister Crowley

Sorry if I misinterpreted you, David, leading to my abruptness. It's an easy thing to do when reading online material.

2 months ago
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RE: Friedrich Nietzsche and Aleister Crowley

Wake me up when you have something to say other than rhetorical crap. I'll not hold my breath.

2 months ago
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RE: Friedrich Nietzsche and Aleister Crowley

There lots of Nietzsche that I enjoy – principally Zarathustra which I find beautiful and inspiring, and the threads of optimism running through books...

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RE: Friedrich Nietzsche and Aleister Crowley

Do you have any favourites, david?

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RE: Friedrich Nietzsche and Aleister Crowley

The first edition of Zarathustra that I came across was in the 'Penguin Modern Classics' series in the early 1970s, and it was a translation by R. J. ...

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RE: Crowley in genocidal mode.

So that's why you're here, is it: to "push buttons"? Christ, what a limited ambition and paucity of imagination.

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RE: Moral Nihilism in Thelema

I don't understand your problem with the word "sapience" that Katrice has used. It is not particularly obscure, esoteric, subtle, or difficult to unde...

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RE: Moral Nihilism in Thelema

It's been for me a process of realization and consolidation – not a gradual process, but rather fits and starts.

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RE: Moral Nihilism in Thelema

It might be work of the nature you describe; then again, it might not; the world is, in all probability, her oyster For many decades now I've had a su...

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RE: Crowley and the Imagist poets

No, I hadn't realised that. However, "fiddling" makes it sound prejorative; if Eliot hadn't liked Pound's editing, he would likely have said so. Why n...

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