The idea keeps coming across my mind, so I decided to put together some introductory steps that will help one understand the most secret science. The most common mistake of modern occultists is that they do not begin with the best materials available and, as a result, they will be incapable of advancing because they have learned the most basic concepts (that high magic is built upon) incorrectly. It's much easier to teach a virgin to the subject than someone who has their head filled with nonsense! The idea is to suspend disbelief and forget everything you've ever been told about the subject. Don't go looking for shortcuts in this work because your bodhicitta can only ripen through the nutrition of experience! Imagination is the key that unlocks the secrets of the universe.
Magic is just a term for the most important information that man knows. It can be literal evocation or simply how to impose one's will most effectively upon the three planes that make up our reality. It's probably obvious, but magic stems from the Magi. The divine may be regarded as the highest concepts of man, the Gospel of Thomas is rather elucidating on this: "(113) His disciples said to him 'when will the Kingdom come?' (Jesus said) 'it will not come by waiting for it. It will not be a matter of saying "here it is" or "there it is". Rather, the Kingdom of the Father is spread out upon the Earth, and men do not see it.'"
A sense of humor helps more than you'd think but isn't required like self-awareness is. When you become a humorless fool, demanding that others respect your magical prowess; you will be surpassed by even those new to this science. Ego is the enemy of spiritual progress and taking oneself too seriously inevitably leads to fanaticism and tunnel vision. Fanaticism is one of the worst possible qualities in a magician because he not only throws off his magical equilibrium but he also loses his objectivity. The scientific method's roots are in magic, if you didn't know.
>>3456664 # consider science and magic to be mutually exclusive, but nothing could be farther from the truth! Magic refers to the highest knowledge that man has attained and, quite clearly, science has brought man the kind of knowledge that was never even dreamed of in past epochs.
I will now offer two introductory exercises that are not difficult; just time consuming.
First off, you will want to make your own copy of this in a notebook/journal. It's not a bad idea to include important formulas and reality maps in your magical journal because it gives you a new resource that will be superior to others, for you, because you are the one that created it. It's only four pages, but it will take something like 20 hours. Don't just scribble the words, write them as legibly and nicely as you possibly can. Meditate upon what you are writing as you write it and do not allow yourself to make even one mistake. Very quickly, you will realize the secret of the scribes and learn to pick up the practice with other pieces you consider important enough to include.
Secondly, you'll want to start demystifying the Tree of Life and the archetypal thinking of your unconscious mind. One of the reasons this all sounds so absurd is because it is. Crowley referred to the dilemma in The Wake World as using the language of dreams while you're awake. It's not required, but it would certainly help you out if you were to read the Wake World and the rest of Konx Om Pax. Do not think of the Tree as something defined by anyone but yourself. Our goal is to understand the associations our mind has already made.
You'll need a few materials for this: a large book on world mythology by region, a red pen and a blue pen. It doesn't matter which color marks what, all that matters it that it's consistent. You will want to mark what is the same regardless of region in one color and what is only found in that specific region with the other. You can go about this in whatever way you would like, all that matters is that you do it. Personally, I just flipped to a random page and read whatever interested me most/"called out" to me; with synchronicity in mind. You'll come to know this feeling well, if you don't already, and you'll learn to pay attention to whatever "calls out" to you. You could see it as divine guidance, your unconscious trying to help or just dumb luck - it doesn't really matter how you look at it...all that matters is that you look at it!
I've posted all of Crowley's A.'.A.'. student materials in the PDF thread, if you're ever out of ideas on where to look next; it's a great tool.
>what system should I start with? Whatever calls out to you the most
>what should I read first Something like Crowley's Liber ABA, Bardon's three books on the Holy Mysteries (IIH, PME, KTK), Levi's Transcendental Magic: it's Doctrine and Ritual or Cavendish's The Black Arts are all very good introductory works on the basics of magic like the Wand, Chalice, Sword, Pantacle, etc and the longer you wait to read them; the more you'll need to unlearn.
I'm going to try and put together a quick list of books worth checking out afterwards:
Any Yoga text of Swami Vivekananda, but Raja is especially worthwhile Jung's Liber Novus (The Red Book) and his writings on alchemy/synchronicity/etc Huxley's Island, Heaven and Hell, Ends and Means, The Divine Within and The Perennial Philosophy Crowley's Book of Thoth, Book of Lies, Konx Om Pax, 777, The Equinox (leaked rituals/etc from the Golden Dawn and OTO) and Magick Without Tears RAW's Illuminatus!, Prometheus Rising and Principia Discordia Tao - Sun Tsu's Art of War and Tao Te Ching Manly P. Hall's The Secret Teachings of All Ages Upanishads and the Gita Dion Fortune's Psychic Self-Defense and The Mystical Qabalah The A.'.A.'. materials Any Book of the Dead, holy book or the Bible can be great tests of understanding because one who truly understands this art will understand every religion as if it was his own You can sometimes find a gem by just looking for the word 'Mystery' or 'Mysteries' Alexander Pope is a great poet to study because he was a master of the craft and the world of magic is the world of poetry. So in this line of thought, any poet who speaks to you is a good choice. Realistically anything that appeals to you because after you've laid the foundation of basic understanding, you must continuously attempt to build from it and each of us has our own path to take. My path is not your path, so I have refrained from speaking of anything directly related to it. Keep your thinking consistent and meta.
>>3928512 # I'm glad that it at least helped someone, but I'd been looking at it this it was a nice idea and i'll treasure every moment that I spent here with the others. I would have loved to try again but there are too many extremely negative strange events that started by trying to spread the truth. It's all I am just simply done, Thanks if you ever cared, it meant a lot.
ps, You may get a faggot sucidie soon bc there's nothing left, but i'm out BO fag
This board is pretty dead, and that's fine but I'm freaking out now that I realized I left the previous TSUKI thread to die so let me resurrect this dead horse. Please feel free to add your thoughts on this peculiar cult-like phenomena if you're confident enough after reading more about it, I realize it looks extremely intimidating. Right now I'm trying to keep my insane hypothesises on this as a side-hobby since this stuff got me pretty stressed out. Needless to say, this whole thing is definitely a PSYOP (self-admitted, practically) and maybe even MK-Ultra shit from an Atheistic perspective. BO, please come back also, your opinions are valuable.
The registration form was pretty spooky to be honest. I just sent a bait picture to the attachment form but still afraid someone will come murder me in the middle of the night.
Looks like a pretty fucked up cult, designed to recruit anons, particularly robots who are honestly the most vulnerable community to indoctrination. The amount of effort applied to this project is impressive, and I personally do not think it resulted from natural flourishing, based on its supposed origin and interests behind the project. It's also easy to identify tendencies akin to Sociopathy after reading through the wiki; I haven't been able to get around to register in it but perhaps I'll look into it once I have some free time. Would be nice to gather some relevant info which isn't easy to publicly access.
"‘For our great comfort it is written in the Book of the Law: __Love is the Law, Love under Will__
‘This is to be taken as meaning that while Will is the Law, the nature of that Will is Love. __But this love is as it were a by-product of that Will; it does not contradict or supersede that Will__: and if apparent contradiction should arise in any crisis, it is the Will that will guide us aright. Love is easily counterfeited. __Lo, while in the Book of the Law is much of Love, there is no word of Sentimentality__. Hate itself is almost like Love! Fighting most certainly is Love! “As brothers fight ye!” All the manly races of the world understand this. The Love of Liber Legis is always bold, virile, ecstatic, even orgiastic. There is delicacy, but it is the delicacy of strength. Mighty and terrible and glorious as it is, however, it is but the pennon upon the sacred lance of Will, the damascened inscription upon the swords of the Knight-monks of Thelima (sic).
‘It is the apotheosis of Freedom; but it is also the strictest possible bond. It is that harmony of Legis Jugum and Libertas Evangelii which we once saw upon the little table above the Pastos of Our Father Christian Rosencreutz.’"
"As Dr. Leonard Orr has noted, the human mind behaves as if it were divided into two parts, the Thinker and the Prover. The Thinker can think about virtually anything. History shows that it can think the earth is suspended on the backs of infinite turtles or that the Earth is hollow, or that the Earth is floating in space; comparative religion and philosophy show that the Thinker can regard itself as mortal, as immortal, as both mortal and immortal (the reincarnation model) or even as non-existent (Buddhism). It can think itself into living in a Christian universe, a Marxist universe, a scientific-relativistic universe, or a Nazi universe—among many possibilities.
As psychiatrists and psychologists have often observed (much to the chagrin of their medical colleagues), the Thinker can think itself sick, and can even think itself well again. The Prover is a much simpler mechanism. It operates on one law only: __Whatever the Thinker thinks, the Prover proves__. To cite a notorious example which unleashed incredible horrors earlier in this century, if the Thinker thinks that all Jews are rich, the Prover will prove it. It will find evidence that the poorest Jew in the most run-down ghetto has hidden money somewhere. Similarly, Feminists are able to believe that all men, including the starving wretches who live and sleep on the streets, are exploiting all women, including the Queen of England.
If the Thinker thinks that the sun moves around the earth, the Prover will obligingly organize all perceptions to fit that thought; if the Thinker changes its mind and decides the earth moves around the sun, the Prover will reorganize the evidence. If the Thinker thinks "holy water" from Lourdes will cure its lumbago, the Prover will skillfully orchestrate all signals from the glands, muscles, organs etc. until they have organized themselves into good health again.
>>4271557 # Of course, it is fairly easy to see that other people's minds operate this way; __it is comparatively much harder to become aware that one's own mind is working that way also.__"
Robert Anton Wilson, "Prometheus Rising"
"One of the defining traits of contemporary man is to see himself as something very important –indeed, indispensable; hence, the prevailing concern in all activities today is personal gain. This can easily be observed in everyday life (family, school, work, etc.). Modern man finds it impossible to engage in any task unless it is for material gain. Such a desire to nourish and aggrandise one’s ego is the most evident sign of the inner squalor of modernity.
Regrettably, the same attitude is frequently found in the ranks of the Right. Many groups are formed under the leadership of small chiefs who feed their ego by sucking the lifeblood of their followers. The more imposing the attitude of these chiefs, the more passive that of the milieu in which they operate. When someone in such a group is seen to threaten the established ‘leadership’, the chief wages an internal war that inevitably leads to the fragmentation of the group itself.
In order to genuinely act, it is necessary to radically change these attitudes, which do not befit the man of Tradition. One must rediscover the taste for impersonal action: action pursued not to fulfil psychological needs born of inner weaknesses, but regardless of any personal whims and expected results. For any action that is not stripped of personal, egoistic motives, is mere agitation, which turns the individual into a passive recipient and victim of the action itself.
Our political milieu must allow any individual to ‘rise’ and take his rightful place, be it at the summit or lower rung of the hierarchical ladder. ‘To each his own’ must be the ruling principle that allows every militant to fully express his potential in the sphere that most suits him."
"To provide the eyes and mind with adequate relaxation, one should, while reading, adopt the following simple procedures:
First: Close the eyes for a second or two at the end of every sentence, or every other sentence. 'Let go' and visualize the last word you have read and the punctuation mark by which it is followed. When you open your eyes again, look first at this remembered word and punctuation mark, which will seem to be perceptibly more distinct than they were when originally read. Then go on to the next sentence.
Second: At the end of every page or two, interrupt yourself for a couple of minutes to palm the eyes. To greedy end-gainers, this will seem the most intolerable hardship. But let them reflect that these interruptions will bring them more easily and expeditiously to their goal. Also that this 'mortification' of their impatience will probably be very good for their characters!
Third: If sunlight is available, take the sun on the closed and open eyes before palming, and again, on the closed lids, after. If there is no sun, bathe the eyes in the light of a strong electric lamp.
Fourth: While reading, sit where you can see a calendar or other perfectly familiar piece of large-type reading matter hanging on a distant wall. Raise your eyes from your book occasionally and look analytically at the letters or numerals. If you are reading by daylight, look out of the window sometimes into the far distance. (...)"
In James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the protagonist, Stephen Dedalus, would read at least 3 pages of 5 different books every night before going to bed. I've always been drawn to Joyce, for whatever reason, and Portrait was one of the first novels that I read when I realized (((they))) wanted to hold us all back by crippling our intellects. I first came across him by looking up what were considered to be the best novels; he held 1st with Ulysses and 3rd with Portrait, so ofc I was impressed. In another timeline, I probably went with a moniker relating to Stephen Dedalus instead of John the Savage - the two characters reminded me of myself more than any others I have encountered before or since.
Unless you've looked into Portrait, you'd likely not know that Dedalus was a slightly fictionalized Joyce. For whatever reason, him reading at least 3 pages of 5 different books, ever night, has always stuck with me as good practice because if it could produce a mind like Joyce...what can't it accomplish? I figured, it wouldn't be a terrible idea to share this tidbit of Joyce and start a thread based around sharing nightly progress. At best it will lead to stimulating discussion on literature and art; at worst it will devolve into people whining about not having the time for "such faggot shit". I'm hoping it will help inspire others and to keep me tenacious in my resolve: I find that I get burnt out after reading too much too quickly. So, I guess, I'm hoping a thread like this will help me "digest" the material and remain motivated to continue such painstaking work as this.
1/28/18: Swami Vivekananda - Bhakti Yoga (all but 3 sections that were already completed) Swami Vivekananda - Jnana Yoga (1 section) Alfrex Korzybski - The Manhood of Humanity (1 section) Aldous Huxley - Ends and Means (3 sections) Aleister Crowley - Konx Om Pax (1 section) Carl Jung - Liber Novus (1 section) The Greater Key of Solomon (1 section)
1/29/18 (so far, I'm pretty burnt out from pulling an all nighter to finish Bakti Yoga but it was totally worth it) Alfred Korzybski - The Manhood of Humanity (1 section) Sun Tzu - The Art of War (1 section)
It must be noted that, while I am trying to complete 1 section instead of 3 pages, you are free to do as you desire and see most benefit from! Do not look to another for the path or standard of yourself! Each one of us must hew our path through the granite of incarnation; to do otherwise is to misunderstand the most fundamental truth: we each have our own path to perfection. What produces attainment in one may produce fanaticism in another and we must do our best not to inspire fanaticism because it leads to one chasing phantoms; instead of truth, love and longevity. When you see demons everywhere, in your fellow man, you are really seeing them in yourself! Jung argues that the soul speaks in images and feelings in Liber Novus and this explanation is not different from the Hindu Purusha that acts as a mirror; reflecting mans innermost thoughts onto the outside world. The Hindus have understood projection longer than most. It is only by taking the time to study their works that I have found such immense respect for original Aryans and their humble attempt at finding that golden thread of truth that unites all religions.
I imagine little bits like this are inevitable (and hopefully a net-good in the long run!) because they help to demonstrate what I have come to see as something like a Spider Web of Truth. Every book you could ever read has one very important thing in common: they were all created by the human mind! If you can reconcile the apparent differences and unite what is consistent among all: you will be much closer to attainment than those who look down upon others; instead of trying to raise them to equal height!
1/29/18 - Complete Alfred Korzybski - The Manhood of Humanity (1 section) Sun Tzu - The Art of War (2 sections) Zen Master Seung Sahn - Zen The Perfect Compan`ion (2 sections) Carl Jung - Liber Novus (3 sections) The Greater Key of Solomon (1 section)
>For whatever reason, him reading at least 3 pages of 5 different books
I feel like this would work well as a mental expansion technique, enabling you to hold more complex thoughts, while augmenting your ability to memorize. Something similar that Ive only recently started working with is meditation that focus's on symbolic image conjuration. I attempt to visualize symbols that pertain to aspects of my consciousness, and build an abstract scene that focus's on something like combating depression, or fear, and then hold them within me. While going back to them from time to time throughout my day to keep them alive.
So far its had not so insignificant results. I think Ill bring this 3 page 5 books thing into my daily ritual too and see what happens.
No shitposting please, EVERYONE is welcome. Just present proper arguments. Slowposting, snailposting, casual posting, serious posting are all encouraged. Discuss anything related to this board's main focus i.e Truth. Shills are welcome to fuck it up, I know you own this site.
Something shook me while looking at this. Mother earth needs a cleansing of this subhuman trash. How did we get to this point and let it get this far? We are all complicit in a way for not gassing these faggots, it is a middle finger to all that is holy. Just fathom it, imagine if beautiful lands like the North American Territories or even Palestine were free of filth like this, just imagine it. Empty of all the perversions, degeneracy, evil, deception, faggots and (((assorted scum))). No more excuses, no more insane ideologies, just a truly free earth. A clean new start, far away from these mutts would be great. People's potentials wouldn't be prevented from reaching their heights, there would be no complex manipulations. Maybe destruction is the devil we need.
Dreams are usually very personal in its symbolics, quite contrary to the initial simplistic interpretations by pic related. The widespread occult viewpoint of treating it all as an archetypical symbolism is also very limited and doesn't seem to explain much.
Lets share dreams and understandings of their meaning, maybe the collective effort will result in new ways of thinking for all participants.
>>3481344 # One interesting thing to point out:the triangle is the symbol of manifestation. Falling down one is very interesting, and the gold is as well. If anything, I would say it's your soul trying to communicate to you why you incarnated. It's said that the soul must fall into all falsity to attain all truth; and this is the entire point of incarnation. It was God that picked you up. Not anyone's personal god, but what goes by many names and plays good practical jokes. You literally fell down the Tree of life. You were above the abyss looking down, then fell down to Tiphareth and made your way all the way down to the world of shells of Malkuth. The lost souls are the people around you. You saw this reality as that, don't forget that. I'd say take or leave what I'm saying, but imo that's a pretty clear dream of the fall of the soul into all falsity. Like, this could be given as an example in a book describing the fall of the soul lol.
Had a series of wild dreams last night, but the most notable one involved fighting an army of blue lizard men and destroying most of a city in the process. When we won, these reconstructors come along on motorbikes. They were dressed in all black and had space type helmets on. They carried these puzzle cubes composed of light with them and wherever they tossed them that area of the dream world would regenerate. It was cool watching them go along and rebuild everything after having this intense life or death battle.