Patriarch156
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RE: The airtight arguments of Jerry Cornelius?: Review of "The Cult Of Aleister Crowley"

@kidneyhawk, as I have pointed out my reason for leaving active participation was personal and unrelated to the O.T.O. I also pointed out that Paul kn...

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RE: The airtight arguments of Jerry Cornelius?: Review of "The Cult Of Aleister Crowley"

@ignant666 the actual quote from the book does not contain the phrase "that OTO members must avoid". In actual fact in context the quote is merely the...

1 year ago
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RE: The airtight arguments of Jerry Cornelius?: Review of "The Cult Of Aleister Crowley"

As a longtime member of LAShTAL.com and a senior member of the O.T.O. I have to admit that I am befuddled as to any claim that members of the O.T.O. a...

1 year ago
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RE: What is a true act of magick ?

Here are some real stats that surveys have fond. There exists many similar surveys and they show similar findings. While belief in supernatural ideas ...

11 years ago
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RE: What is a true act of magick ?

Selfseeker...It is kind of funny that you attempt to prove your point with reference to anecdotal experiences, when much criticism has (rightly in my ...

11 years ago
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RE: What is a true act of magick ?

"Los" wrote: Thanks again for the thorough reply. Before I take the time to sit down and compose a reply to each of your points – which is ...

11 years ago
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RE: What is a true act of magick ?

"Los" wrote: You mention several pieces of private correspondence in which Crowley defines Thelema as something other than a code of conduc...

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RE: What is a true act of magick ?

"Los" wrote: Thank you for the very thoughtful post and for your kind words at the end. No problem, I just call it as I see it and try to...

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RE: What is a true act of magick ?

I will respond later to the rest of your posts, but I thought I would clarify some things you wondered about.No Crowley drafted the Clear Crowley's na...

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RE: What is a true act of magick ?

I will probably regret sticking my head into this nest of hornet, but here goes anyway...Los has proposed that Thelema is a code of individual action ...

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RE: Initiation

Bravo Krzysztof! I think a great deal of mischief could be avoided if people stopped confusing the planes. The O.T.O., as reformulated by Crowley, is ...

11 years ago
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RE: Crowley's "Duty"

"Camlion" wrote: "Patriarch156" wrote: Enjoying your battle against straw-men still I see? If you see yourself as differing ...

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RE: Crowley's "Duty"

"Camlion" wrote: I should add that I do think there is place for Thelemic Religion for those so inclined. I think that it could be an impor...

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RE: Crowley's "Duty"

"Camlion" wrote: Here I am caught between complacent Magicians and the over-zealously Religious. Story of my life. And yes, I do realize th...

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RE: Crowley's "Duty"

"Camlion" wrote: Patriarch156, please see the edit to my last post, and I apologize for not completing before your speedy response. I do ...

12 years ago
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RE: Crowley's "Duty"

"Camlion" wrote: It is this period of Crowley's maturity to which I refer. Yes which contrary to what you wrote did not occur during the ...

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RE: Crowley's "Duty"

"Camlion" wrote: By then he had even changed his mind about "Magick is for ALL," and deferred Magick to those few with a natural interest a...

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RE: The Aeon of Ma'at

"uranus" wrote: My personal paradigm is always in flux though depending on what I need to accomplish my Will in that moment. In other wor...

12 years ago
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RE: Crowley's "Duty"

"zardoz" wrote: "Patriarch156" wrote: "zardoz" wrote: "Camlion" wrote: I wonder what it is about thi...

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RE: Crowley's "Duty"

"zardoz" wrote: "Camlion" wrote: I wonder what it is about this work that Zardoz thinks would be of low priority to Crowley. I...

12 years ago
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RE: Crowley's "Duty"

"zardoz" wrote: "Patriarch156" wrote: In other words there is no significant edits as far as I remember to the actual content ...

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RE: Crowley's "Duty"

"zardoz" wrote: "Camlion" wrote: So what, you doubt that the essay should be attributed Crowley as published, and dismiss it o...

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RE: Crowley's "Duty"

"zardoz" wrote: Perhaps we can infer that Crowley wasn't ever satisfied with "Duty?". That would explain the extensive editing to it and th...

12 years ago
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RE: Crowley's "Duty"

"Camlion" wrote: "Patriarch156" wrote: As such it is not a given that one should let stars shine, nor is it a fact of nature t...

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RE: Crowley's "Duty"

"Camlion" wrote: "Patriarch156" wrote: Despite Crowley's driven self-promotion of his new Law, I do not really think that the ...

12 years ago
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RE: Crowley's "Duty"

"Camlion" wrote: By way of providing some context, I posted the link to Duty after reading the following statement by Los in the tainted th...

12 years ago
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RE: Crowley's "Duty"

"the_real_simon_iff" wrote: That's exactly what I mean. Earnestly discussing what Crowley have written and what he might have meant, togeth...

12 years ago
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RE: Crowley's "Duty"

"the_real_simon_iff" wrote: and so it's not really "officially" binding for anyone to follow it, it merely shows AC's opinions, which are q...

12 years ago
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RE: Crowley's "Duty"

"Azidonis" wrote: 93,The full text can be found online here, and many other places. Enjoy the debate.93 93/93___________ While I think la...

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

"Camlion" wrote: "Patriarch156" wrote: "Camlion" wrote: "Patriarch156" wrote: "Camlion" ...

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

"Camlion" wrote: "Patriarch156" wrote: "Camlion" wrote: "Patriarch156" wrote: Crowley certainly thou...

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RE: Aleister Crowley and 'magical fascism'

"Camlion" wrote: "Patriarch156" wrote: Crowley certainly thought[] so if going from his words in Duty. Well, apparently this...

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

"wolf354" wrote: 93,I've watched an Egyptian leader yesterday talking about how the Muslims are already expecting that sooner or later thei...

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RE: Aleister Crowley and 'magical fascism'

"OKontrair" wrote: I am sure that is very interesting to lots of people but this really isn't the place for it. Even though it's your origi...

12 years ago
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RE: The word of the equinox

"Azidonis" wrote: 93, "Grutas" wrote: "The Word, which none but a Magus can receive from the Secret Chiefs and transmit to membe...

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RE: Aleister Crowley and 'magical fascism'

Los, just a brief note as that is all I have time for right now. I am well aware of its usage, it is just that noone in the 20 years I have been invol...

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

"HG" wrote: To continue my analogy, Catholic scientists and engineers who use Newton's equations are not pestered by people claiming: "If ...

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

"HG" wrote: "the_real_simon_iff" wrote: But I will leave him with Los tapping their shoulders. It must be so hard for you both...

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RE: Aleister Crowley and 'magical fascism'

"Los" wrote: See, here’s the problem, Camlion. All you can do is point to stuff that Crowley writes and then say silly things like, “Oh, yo...

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

"Azidonis" wrote: "Patriarch156" wrote: To be frank, whenever people paraphrase Crowley I prefer the original words instead ...

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

"Los" wrote: "Camlion" wrote: It begins here, in Liber AL:AL I,40: Who calls us Thelemites will do no wrong, if he look but c...

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RE: Aleister Crowley and 'magical fascism'

"Azidonis" wrote: "Patriarch156" wrote: Los wrote: Obviously. As he himself noted, he was the first and "therefore worst Thele...

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

Los wrote: Obviously. As he himself noted, he was the first and "therefore worst Thelemite."Where exactly did Crowley ever note this?

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RE: How relevant is Crowley to Thelema today?

Actually he tried both radio and film. As for the internet, given its distractive nature and his views of the newspapers I sometimes wonder if he inst...

12 years ago
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RE: Which Menu Item do you use most?

In this order: News, galleries bibliography and forums.

12 years ago
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RE: LAShTAL.COM Premium?

The main boon of this site to most of those who visits it Ibelieve to not be these forums, but rather the news, the galleries and all the other parts ...

12 years ago
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RE: Grant/Crowley Literary Concerns

"Los" wrote: Whatever one makes of the sigils -- which were apparently "received" much earlier than the verses -- I certainly wouldn't cons...

12 years ago
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RE: Grant/Crowley Literary Concerns

Los, given that Crowley thought of, wrote about and applied the Law of Thelema to things far beyond a philosophy of individual conduct that revolves a...

12 years ago
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RE: Grant/Crowley Literary Concerns

I second the statements that given the manifest influence Crowley had on Grant, and perhaps even more importantly his significant role in caretaking h...

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

"Los" wrote: "Patriarch156" wrote: If however it is merely an inspirational text, then anyone's reading of the Book is as good...

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