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RE: Gematria of Eliphas Levi and Old Crow

In Sepher Sephiroth "Eliphaz" is transliterated as Aleph-Lamed-Yod-Peh-Zain, to give 128. (2 to the power of 7.) "Levi" is transliterated as Lamed-V...

2 years ago
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RE: "PERDURABO" : 1899 Poem by Aleister Crowley.

All good :)Thanks again. Truly a first-rate sonnet.

8 years ago
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RE: "PERDURABO" : 1899 Poem by Aleister Crowley.

Wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing.Though I take it that the apostrophised "It's" (line 4) is a typo?

8 years ago
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RE: The C.O.T.O. ("Caliphornian" Ordo Templi Orientis)

Mr Barter's biography of Grady McMurtry seems to rival Mr Symond's biography of Aleister Crowley.

9 years ago
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RE: L.A.Y.L.A.H.

I wonder though, Paul, if Crowley perhaps meant to exclude her from his list of Scarlet Women.That she was an important and inspiring lover of his is ...

9 years ago
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RE: L.A.Y.L.A.H.

The 'Individual Scarlet Women' section of the Babalon page has the list of Scarlet Women Crowley made for his Commentary to AL I:15. br>I've always th...

9 years ago
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RE: LIBER OZ - still relevant after all these years ?

Hehe, couldn't resist :).I think Mr Grant is probably right though; Oz's simplicity and brevity is what, perhaps, can make it difficult.It reminds me ...

9 years ago
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RE: LIBER OZ - still relevant after all these years ?

"Los" wrote: "Nomad" wrote: With respect Los, I do not want to get too deeply into my own interpretation of Crowley's politica...

9 years ago
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RE: LIBER OZ - still relevant after all these years ?

"Los" wrote: Ok. So how do you interpret them?I mean, it's clear as a bell that Crowley is saying, explicitly, that we ought to have a "The...

9 years ago
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RE: LIBER OZ - still relevant after all these years ?

I read those quotes of Crowley differently to you. I see them in a positive light.But then I might be missing something. Or you might be.

9 years ago
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RE: LIBER OZ - still relevant after all these years ?

"Los" wrote: I understand what you're literally saying, and I get where you're coming from, but what I'm suggesting is that the way you're ...

9 years ago
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RE: LIBER OZ - still relevant after all these years ?

Los, you are missing the point.If it is my will to do cocaine, and I get imprisoned for doing it, then I cannot do cocaine again, even if it is my wil...

9 years ago
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RE: LIBER OZ - still relevant after all these years ?

Los, governments can, and do, prevent people from doing their will.If it is my will to use cocaine I can still be arrested for doing so and put in pri...

9 years ago
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RE: LIBER OZ - still relevant after all these years ?

Fairly able to follow their wills - perhaps; but no country today has legislature anywhere near representative of Liber Oz.Drug laws, immigration laws...

9 years ago
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RE: LIBER OZ - still relevant after all these years ?

In the O.T.O. scheme of things, I would say that Liber Oz is second only to Liber AL in importance.It is notable, perhaps, that in his Confessions (Ch...

9 years ago
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RE: Crowley's magnum-opus "The Book Of Desolation"

As parodies go it's actually not too bad. I wouldn't mind reading the whole thing if it ever turns up.In fact"Aiwass was mine manswervant [sic, correc...

9 years ago
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RE: Strange Is Normal: The Amazing Life of Colin Wilson - FREE MOVIE

Thanks for that.It's a shame, though, that everything he wrote about Uncle Al was utter tosh.

10 years ago
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RE: 'fuck die'

You've made an invaluable contribution to the thelemic world, Paul. Hopefully this is not the end.

10 years ago
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RE: Playing The Celestial Game of Snakes and Ladders & vicissitudes thereof

Wow, this game looks like fun! Thanks for posting. 93.

10 years ago
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RE: What roles do prophets play in world history?

Two excellent suggestions. To which I would add Liber Aleph, Ch's 69 thru 75...

10 years ago
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RE: Paulo Coelho on the OTO

Yes indeed Hecate, I too lol'd!On a side-note, it reminds me of a comment Gunther made at one of his lectures, one that really stuck with me... To par...

10 years ago
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RE: Simon Iff

A 'Collected Letters' would be fantastic!

11 years ago
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RE: Crowley Against Abortion

As the-real-simon-iff says, everyone is entitled to an opinion on this topic - just as everyone is entitled to an opinion on any topic. And they are a...

11 years ago
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RE: Crowley Against Abortion

Los - You say Crowley didn't believe in reincarnation? Really?... From the Magick Without Tears letter, entitled 'Reincarnation':Do I believe in it?Ye...

11 years ago
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RE: Crowley Against Abortion

Los - "compelling evidence"? What compelling evidence is there for anything? One's beliefs about how the world is are shaped by one's experience, and ...

11 years ago
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RE: Crowley Against Abortion

Los, 'khabs' means 'star'. And the khabs is in the khu... etc. It's not 'spooky' to talk about a human being's inner light.You may not believe in rein...

11 years ago
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RE: Crowley Against Abortion

Ah, Scott...Crowley did write disparagingly about women, yes. But he also wrote disparagingly about men, blacks, whites, jews, catholics, protestants,...

11 years ago
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RE: Crowley Against Abortion

einDoppelganger: You are making the very error I referred to in my previous post. The consideration of biology in relation to will extends far beyond ...

11 years ago
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RE: Crowley Against Abortion

To my mind a lot of people on this site consistently underestimate Crowley, and misinterpret his writings based on their own narrow viewpoints and pre...

11 years ago
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RE: Aleister Crowley: The Prophet of the New Aeon

Really looking forward to hearing these speeches! And here's to two excellent causes! 93 93/93.

11 years ago
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RE: Tree of Life paths and Major Arcana of Tarot

herupakraath wrote:Page 278 of the 1988 U.S. Games printing of TBOT; the table shows the Emperor, Tzaddi, Aquarius in one row of correspondences ...Th...

11 years ago
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RE: Tree of Life paths and Major Arcana of Tarot

93 herupakraath.I'll have to agree-to-disagree with you re the positions of Aries and Aquarius on the diagram. I've never seen Aries attributed to the...

11 years ago
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RE: Tree of Life paths and Major Arcana of Tarot

1. The positions of Aries and Aquarius on the image do need to be switched.(I suspect herupakraath said otherwise on the previous post because the Tru...

11 years ago
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RE: Tree of Life paths and Major Arcana of Tarot

93 Thelemic Mage.The Star is indeed the 17th Trump as you say, but it was moved by Crowley from the 28th path, Tzaddi, to the 15th path, Heh, because ...

11 years ago
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RE: The Danger of Dogma?

666TSAEB wrote: Life & liberty are threatened everywhere. We need a watchword and a banner for the battle. Liber Oz is exactly that and not unlike...

11 years ago
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RE: Angels of the "Key of Rota"

There seems, in this thread, to be a little confusion between 'Key Scale' and 'Keys of Rota'. They are not the same thing.The Key Scale, numbered 0 to...

11 years ago
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RE: Crowley's Originality

My apologies to Shiva and Azidonis. It seems I have made a great miss by presenting a viewpoint that is at odds with their preconceived notions. Their...

11 years ago
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RE: Crowley's Originality

To clarify - by 'they' I meant Crowley and V.V.V.V.V., not V.V.V.V.V. and the Messiah.But then I'm just a very naughty boy...

11 years ago
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RE: Crowley's Originality

In referring to V.V.V.V.V. as the Messiah I was indicating that I believe they are different - a personal view that has come from Gunther's writings a...

11 years ago
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RE: Crowley's Originality

I vote for VVVVV being Crowley at Binah (or so he disclosed to the egoless A.C.). Gunther is not part of the equation. With all due respect, Shiva, I ...

11 years ago
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RE: Crowley's Originality

Another 'original' would be the formula of N.O.X.Although this came from V.V.V.V.V. and not Crowley, it was Crowley who first wrote about it. (Well, t...

11 years ago
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RE: Crowley's Originality

There is a lot of originality in the Thoth tarot designs.

11 years ago
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RE: Initiation

You have been publishing aspects of the rituals here. And I am giving my opinion that to do so is a disservice to those who don't want to read them.Yo...

11 years ago
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RE: Initiation

Noctifer wrote: Crowley broke his magical oath (and what modern legislation calls "intellectual property law") by publishing the Golden Dawn's rituals...

11 years ago
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RE: Initiation

It is disappointing to see so many references to the content of OTO rituals in this thread.Those that post such references do a great disservice to th...

11 years ago
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RE: Crowley's Reasoning for THOTH Astrological Assignments

Noctifer - thank you for your very considered reply, there's some real food for thought in there. I can now see some areas where my thinking on this w...

12 years ago
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RE: Crowley's Reasoning for THOTH Astrological Assignments

meditate.Thanks AEternitas. I have meditated on this, and gleaned some insight thereby, but am keen for some deeper understanding in the intellectual ...

12 years ago
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RE: Crowley's Reasoning for THOTH Astrological Assignments

I've often wondered a couple of things about the Thoth deck astrology myself, specifically the court card correspondences.Why are the cardinal signs a...

12 years ago
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RE: Thelemic Music

Most modern music lyrics can be said to have a Thelemic undercurrent, as this delightful example of nutty Christian paranoia (a warning of the perils ...

12 years ago
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RE: Reactions of your family and friends to your interest in AC

That gets a *like* from me Scott :DI'm curious to know how you have all tended to experience the reactions of others in your life to your interest in ...

12 years ago
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