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RE: John McLaughlin

I meant to say "both he [McLaughlin] and Santana" - not "bit he and Santana."

9 years ago
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RE: John McLaughlin

"Love, Devotion, Surrender" was actually my introduction to McLaughlin and bit he and Santana play on that album as if they were from another planet: ...

9 years ago
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RE: John McLaughlin

McLaughlin and Santana were not disciples of the same Maharishi, unless you mean that their once a teacher, Shri Chinmoy, was a Maharishi himself (whi...

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RE: The authority of the Prophet versus the authority of the scholar

"Shiva" wrote: "Palamedes" wrote: ... HB is obeying the Prophet and, as Sardonyx states it so eloquently, we should not questi...

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RE: The authority of the Prophet versus the authority of the scholar

Although I have nothing substantial to add to Los' summary to the original post in this thread, I will nevertheless make a comment that yes, in this c...

9 years ago
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RE: 'Kill me' or 'Fill me' - The Debate

Nashimoron, your two posts both imply that the injunction not to change the handwriting refers also to the pencil-written note that was added to the m...

9 years ago
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RE: 'Kill me!' or 'Fill me!' - Merged threads

Exactly, WalterFive, and please add to the above: Equinox, III: 10; Liber Aleph; The Heart of the Master; Eight Lectures on Yoga; Tao Teh Ching; Littl...

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RE: 'Kill me!' or 'Fill me!' - Merged threads

"Frater_HPK" wrote: 93,The problem is that OTO has any authority to change anything. The Book is very clear, even Crowley had no authority ...

9 years ago
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RE: 'Kill me!' or 'Fill me!' - Merged threads

Well, Crowley obviously made changes to the manuscript, still, he considered the typescript (incorporating those changes) an A class document. I think...

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RE: 'Kill me!' or 'Fill me!' - Merged threads

I'd like to propose a sort of a Solomonic solution to the problem. If I remember correctly, several people noted that there seems to have been ambigui...

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RE: 'Kill me!' or 'Fill me!' - Merged threads

I would like to draw attention to AL, II: 14 as another possible indication that supports the reading of "kill."Aside from that, as another possible a...

9 years ago
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RE: 'Kill me!' or 'Fill me!' - Merged threads

Azidonis, I must say I am impressed by your post. You have been very much against this correction - and we all have strong feelings about the issue, s...

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RE: 'Kill me!' or 'Fill me!' - Merged threads

The American O.T.O. site has posted the following text by Hymenaues Beta on the fill me/kill me correction to Liber Legis:

9 years ago
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RE: 'Kill me!' or 'Fill me!' - Merged threads

"Marlene Cornelius" wrote: Palamedes, I will acquire the New Falcon edition... However, it is important to note that edition was NOT printe...

9 years ago
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RE: 'Kill me!' or 'Fill me!' - Merged threads

"OKontrair" wrote: I really must get myself a New Falcon edition to fill a gap in my understanding.Does it really say "He [God] ........ ?N...

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RE: 'Kill me!' or 'Fill me!' - Merged threads

"MichaelStaley" wrote: "Palamedes" wrote: The basis of the current correction again stems from Crowley's own hand. It was not ...

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RE: 'Kill me!' or 'Fill me!' - Merged threads

It is on p. 125 in New Falcon edition, commenting literally on AL, III: 38, but since both AL, III: 37 and AL, III: 38 include the paraphrase from the...

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RE: 'Kill me!' or 'Fill me!' - Merged threads

"Azidonis" wrote: The manuscript itself a Class A document. Is it not THE Class A document of Thelema? And it says, "f". And since it says,...

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RE: OTO Publishing Progress

A myopic vision occludes what is plainly written and in particular - of some relevance to A.C. legacy site - that "all of Crowley’s surviving diaries ...

9 years ago
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RE: Crowley’s Personal Copy of 777 and the Annotations of a Mystery Adept.

"MichaelStaley" wrote: So where is the 'other' one, Richard? Yorke's correspondence with Germer mentions only the one, which he sent to Ger...

10 years ago
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RE: New book on the Gnostic Mass

"obscuruspaintus" wrote: Why should it matter what the OTO thinks or the Roman Catholic Church for that matter? How about: because this i...

10 years ago
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RE: Islam new aeon?

I would even suggest, or remind, that there is no (or, very little) dying god in Liber AL. This was Crowley's interpretation of the Aeon based on Fraz...

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RE: Islam new aeon?

"Philip Harris-Smith" wrote: Therefore no dying God formula. There is also no dying god formula in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Confucian...

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RE: Moral Nihilism in Thelema

Los, you are confusing relativism with nihilism. Crowley argued that the canons of morality are not universal but relative to the circumstances. From ...

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RE: A praeterhuman entity with short-term memory loss! - How's that work?

When Los writes: "Once more, this is not a conclusion to which Thelema itself "leads" anyone, but I would argue that it is the natural conclusion of s...

10 years ago
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RE: Crowley exercises. Which book and approximate location please?

Liber E vel Exercitiorum. Point VI: Physical Limitations.

10 years ago
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RE: Aleister Crowley's Treatment of "Scarlet Women"

Arianwe, your comments are cogent but I think you missed the point with "animal names." There was nothing derogatory about it - if we think of the sam...

10 years ago
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RE: Paulo Coelho on the OTO

"Azidonis" wrote: "Palamedes" wrote: Herupakraath, you are of course able to substantiate your assertion that Gunther proclaim...

10 years ago
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RE: Paulo Coelho on the OTO

"Los" wrote: "Palamedes" wrote: Finally, herupakraath, I find it rather problematic that you consider Hadit's self-definition ...

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RE: Paulo Coelho on the OTO

"herupakraath" wrote: "Nomad" wrote: Yes indeed Hecate, I too lol'd!On a side-note, it reminds me of a comment Gunther made at...

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RE: Paulo Coelho on the OTO

Thanks for the trouble Lutz, but aside from that, what a bunch of nonsense and disinformation. Yeah right, Coelho met Satan in the OTO. He is not only...

10 years ago
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RE: Initiation

What is not agreeable, however, is the baseless accusation that men and women make themselves wealthy through the OTO. Unless, of course, you provide ...

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RE: Initiation

"Noctifer" wrote: Actually - didn't Crowley bestow Grant his IX° despite the latter not having gone through the rest? And McMurtry as well?...

11 years ago
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RE: Initiation

"Patriarch156" wrote: This life, is after all as the O.H.O. points out the true curricullum and witness of the individual's grasp of the te...

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RE: The Morton Smith-Aleister Crowley Connection

Thanks for the update Paul. It is also always nice to observe a person taking criticism constructively. As a side note, Morton Smith is quite a fascin...

11 years ago
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RE: The Morton Smith-Aleister Crowley Connection

The author of the article claims that The Book of the Law is Crowley's creation and offers the following evidence for her thesis. One is Crowley's sug...

11 years ago
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RE: Aleister Crowley and 'magical fascism'

There was an argument some time ago by a scholar of Tibetan Buddhism, whose name of course I cannot recall, to the effect that many Westerners make a ...

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RE: The Yezidis and the Peacock Angel

There is a great essay on the Yezidis by Peter Lamborn Wilson called "Iblis, the Black Light" (in Sacred Drift: Essays on the Margin of Islam, a fanta...

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RE: Kenneth Grant (1924 - 2011)

There's a joke about Edison. Somebody says, "They have found a piece of old wire, thousands of years old." "And?" says Edison. "That proves that they ...

11 years ago
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RE: Kenneth Grant (1924 - 2011)

There is a study by Terrinoni, Occult Joyce: The Hidden in Ulysses:and an essay by Tindall, James Joyce and the Hermetic Tradition: These, together wi...

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RE: Kenneth Grant (1924 - 2011)

And so did Joyce, as far as I know. He considered it a night-time parallel to his Ulysses. One is the record of the day-time stream of consciousness a...

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RE: Paste the pages from right to left

Paul, do you plan to make the transcript of that talk available? I'm sure that many would be interested in reading it. And in the lieu of the transcri...

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RE: Paste the pages from right to left

Not to mention the part about Crowley "who claimed to be re-incarnation of Dr. John Dee among others" and the fact that the sentence that he "lived in...

12 years ago
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RE: Paste the pages from right to left

I suppose it all depends on the conclusive evidence that the paper with this particular watermark was actually introduced in 1906. I don't think this ...

12 years ago
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RE: 1st of April...or 8th of April???

Okay, can somebody explain to us uninitiated into the mystery what is this whole conspiracy about? So the claim is that Liber Legis was written down 1...

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RE: New to this...

Thanks for being good-humoured about this Walterfive. And of course, we all make mistakes, God yes, absolutely. My favourite blunder was when I asked ...

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RE: New to this...

"Walterfive" wrote: They don't know how to properly pronounce the words that they've learned to read, not knowing, for example, that the "g...

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RE: Greater Ritual of the Hexagram

As with the Greater Ritual of the Pentagram, where you have an option to either invoke or banish particular element, with the Greater Ritual of the He...

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RE: Lennon for Sainthood

Giordano Bruno has also been officially added. See the Introduction to the new edition of Crowley/Adams' Astrology.

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