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by Rin
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Ceremonial Magick
Topic: The Golden Dawn material
Replies: 8
Views: 3230

Re: The Golden Dawn material

I would counter that with the suggestion that you follow Regardie's advice and don't practice the MP until you've done at least 6 months of the LBRP twice daily and undertaken some at least rudimentary psychotherapy. The MP is a deceptively powerful exercise, not only serving to open the central cha...
by Rin
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic (Occult)
Topic: Breakdown of the concept of Western Esotericism
Replies: 2
Views: 1352

Re: Breakdown of the concept of Western Esotericism

Looks really interesting - I'll check these out. I've had a hard time finding good videos/podcasts on occultism and spirituality, it seems like they're almost all either super "love and light" types spouting new age maxims, or dry, droning armchair magicians rambling about Kabbalistic correspondence...
by Rin
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Occult movies?
Replies: 16
Views: 7229

Re: Occult movies?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2870612/

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Very interesting movie which explores some alchemical themes, on top of the obvious demonic horror stuff.
by Rin
Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Text
Topic: How much are you willing to read online?
Replies: 5
Views: 2295

Re: How much are you willing to read online?

For articles, it had better be really engaging if it's more than 5 - 10 minutes of reading.

For videos, I really don't have a time limit, since I usually put them on then just fire up a video game while I watch/listen.
by Rin
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Theistic Satanism
Topic: Contact "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver"
Replies: 15
Views: 6384

Re: Contact "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver"

Why? I'm pretty sure nobody thinks he's actually talking about members of Lavey's Church of Satan, and I'm certain that wasn't the intent. Sometimes a joke is just a joke.
by Rin
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Workings, Spells, Incantations and Rituals.
Topic: Peace, Evolution, Social Justice
Replies: 19
Views: 6728

Re: Peace, Evolution, Social Justice

Ok, typing like that is too exhausting :p Bullet point time: - Thanks, I like you too - I don't like Trump however. I find him sleazy and somewhat repulsive as an individual and I find many of the potential flow-on ramifications of his policy decisions (particularly regarding the environment and the...
by Rin
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Workings, Spells, Incantations and Rituals.
Topic: Peace, Evolution, Social Justice
Replies: 19
Views: 6728

Re: Peace, Evolution, Social Justice

I think they were certainly the most prominent metaphysical drive behind his election. One does not have to search deeply into his comment sections to find the legions of old white lady prayer warriors. Forgive me, but I think they deserve the vitriol. Call me what you will. prayers.png One doesn't...
by Rin
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Individual Spirituality
Topic: Why do you study the occult?
Replies: 45
Views: 22904

Re: Why do you study the occult?

I started the studying initially because I wanted to sort out the reasons why I'm here, what I should be doing with my spare time, and what activity was productive vs. what wasn't. Before I got started I was on a drift into full reductive materialism, when that got blown I was also deeply concerned...
by Rin
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Workings, Spells, Incantations and Rituals.
Topic: Peace, Evolution, Social Justice
Replies: 19
Views: 6728

Re: Peace, Evolution, Social Justice

Nope, I don't think he got there by accident. Clearly, there were several reasons for him being elected. I don't really think I would attribute all the prayers of stupid old white women to his election, but their votes definitely helped. I applaud the witches who are working against him. We need al...
by Rin
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 3
Views: 892

Re: Hi

Lack of experience isn't a problem, everyone starts somewhere :) Welcome, I look forward to seeing your artistic contributions.
by Rin
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Workings, Spells, Incantations and Rituals.
Topic: Lbrp help - questions and blinds
Replies: 11
Views: 3759

Re: Lbrp help - questions and blinds

Regarding the Middle Pillar, I would just chime in with what I always say when people bring it up - it's an extremely powerful technique for the generation and circulation of vital energy, and I would highly recommend at least doing 3 - 6 months of the LBRP before starting it - ideally combined with...
by Rin
Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Workings, Spells, Incantations and Rituals.
Topic: Peace, Evolution, Social Justice
Replies: 19
Views: 6728

Re: Peace, Evolution, Social Justice

Witches all over the world have tried to get the current abomination in the USA removed from office. We still have some time to see if their work will be successful. On the flip side, there are plenty of people doing workings for the man in question, and from an observers perspective, they seem to ...
by Rin
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Workings, Spells, Incantations and Rituals.
Topic: Peace, Evolution, Social Justice
Replies: 19
Views: 6728

Re: Peace, Evolution, Social Justice

I think the best thing you can do to help the world is cultivate your own spiritual awareness to the greatest degree possible, and let everything else flow from that. Fix yourself before you start trying to fix the world.
by Rin
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Beginners Info
Topic: Effective Practice
Replies: 13
Views: 4913

Re: Effective Practice

Rin, That seems counter intuitive. It's hard enough to find decent books on the internet, how am I expected to find a teacher in this day and age of hacks, where everyone and their grandma is putting out that they're a spiritual guru. Going offline means that I also suddenly lose the advantage of a...
by Rin
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Beginners Info
Topic: Starter resources for Qiqong
Replies: 5
Views: 2583

Re: Starter resources for Qiqong

Thanks for the info guys. I did a search and apparently there is a "School of Chinese Internal Arts" almost at the end of my street. :D Although I am in the process of looking for a new house so I am going to put a pause on it until I am more settled, but I do think doing a class is the best option...
by Rin
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Finding information that isn't online?
Replies: 7
Views: 2600

Re: Finding information that isn't online?

That would depend on what information you're looking for I guess :/
by Rin
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Finding information that isn't online?
Replies: 7
Views: 2600

Re: Finding information that isn't online?

What the fuck do I do now?
Look offline :p
by Rin
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Psychicism
Topic: astral/dream spiritual group
Replies: 6
Views: 3257

Re: astral/dream spiritual group

I don't know about "great spiritual power," but I was, for a time, part of a group where the head teachers would frequently pull students into astral projection while sleeping and conduct lectures in this state, or show us various sections of the spiritual realms. It was kind of cool at the time, an...
by Rin
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Workings, Spells, Incantations and Rituals.
Topic: Is there any spell to prove magic to myself?
Replies: 15
Views: 6925

Re: Is there any spell to prove magic to myself?

No. For magic to work you need to develop certain skills and capabilities - the "recipe book magic" you see in the media, where someone simply draws the right sigil and chants the right words and the results occur, doesn't exist (with rare exceptions which aren't particularly relevant to this discus...
by Rin
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Beginners Info
Topic: Starter resources for Qiqong
Replies: 5
Views: 2583

Re: Starter resources for Qiqong

I would argue that there's no such thing as "basic starter information" for Qigong. Not because it's some super secret difficult art, but because "Qigong" is a vague term which was invented back in the second half of the 20th century to cover the vast collection of Chinese systems of training which ...
by Rin
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Beginners Info
Topic: Effective Practice
Replies: 13
Views: 4913

Re: Effective Practice

Decide what it is you want to be able to do, find a teacher who can do it, go and train under them. It's simple, if not necessarily easy, and you'll save yourself years of angst and experimentation and doing mental loops while theorizing and attempting to syncretize all of the things you read in dif...
by Rin
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Theologies
Topic: Life-Fields, Teleology, and Platonism
Replies: 5
Views: 3052

Re: Life-Fields, Teleology, and Platonism

Sounds more or less like Sheldrake's "Morphic Field" theory.

There's another scientist, who's name I've forgotten, working on a very similar concept, using the more traditional "akashic field" name.
by Rin
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Beginners Info
Topic: Masochism - Energy Body Damage
Replies: 7
Views: 3481

Re: Masochism - Energy Body Damage

Assuming the existence of energy bodies, would emotional masochism damage them? Specifically, I'm talking about forcibly activating my fight/flight stress response in order to acquire something similar to hysteria. Short answer: yes. What you're doing is a horrible idea, stop doing it. If you're in...
by Rin
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Individual Spirituality
Topic: How far does the rabbit hole go?
Replies: 64
Views: 22620

Re: How far does the rabbit hole go?

Dive in and find out for yourself. If you dedicate yourself to your spiritual pursuits and keep an open mind (but still, of course, a discerning one) as to what might be possible, you'll probably be surprised where the journey takes you.
by Rin
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Individual Spirituality
Topic: Why do you study the occult?
Replies: 45
Views: 22904

Re: Why do you study the occult?

Because I want to continually develop my potential as a human being for as long as I live, because I want to experience as broad a spectrum of reality as possible and because I want to be able to use those capabilities to help other people. And frankly, a life stripped of the metaphysical aspects of...

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