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by Shamash
Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Art, Arts and Artistry
Topic: Protective tattoo images
Replies: 9
Views: 5088

Re: Protective tattoo images

What exactly do you need protection from? There are countless magical staves that are meant for protection from some very specific dangers, from as general as a simple stave to ward off evil, to as specific as keeping barrels from leaking. Varnarstafur Valdemars, Lukkustafir, and Rosahringur minni a...
by Shamash
Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Dreams and The Unconscious
Topic: How to interpret dreams?
Replies: 8
Views: 2595

Re: How to interpret dreams?

I believe "dreams" to be the soul returning from the concrete world to its own æon temporarily. The narratives that we perceive are just our human brains trying to make sense of what happened using the objects of the physical world. That's why they're always so chaotic and incoherent. I wouldn't try...
by Shamash
Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Workings, Spells, Incantations and Rituals.
Topic: Traveling and money
Replies: 2
Views: 1287

Re: Traveling and money

Sell runes and sigils to people. Occult knowledge isn't a common skill, so use it!
by Shamash
Sun May 24, 2015 5:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Whatcha reading?
Replies: 53
Views: 22428

Re: Whatcha reading?

I'm currently finishing up The Brothers Karamazov. I'm thinking about getting a copy of Thee Psychick Bible by Genesis P-Orridge. Can anyone here tell me if it's worth a read? I checked out the preview on Amazon and it was very interesting, though it did make me upset about the Temple no longer exis...
by Shamash
Fri May 08, 2015 1:20 am
Forum: Ancient Magick and Mythologies
Topic: How to stop the End of the World?
Replies: 18
Views: 7240

Re: How to stop the End of the World?

Why would you want to stop it? It's called the rapture for a reason.
by Shamash
Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:26 am
Forum: Chaos Magick
Topic: What's your favourite magickal song or music genre?
Replies: 37
Views: 22636

Re: What's your favourite magickal song or music genre?

My absolute favorite band in the world is Current 93. I listen to C93 every day, and I love every release I've heard by the project, and I've heard damn near all of them. David Tibet is definitely the best lyricist and poet I know of. Aside from Current, my other favorites are Autechre and Death In ...
by Shamash
Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: Theologies
Topic: So what's your religious/spiritual beliefs?
Replies: 10
Views: 3702

Re: So what's your religious/spiritual beliefs?

I relate most to Gnostic Christianity, as it is the closest to the worldview I've developed so far. I also love Taoism, as it's the closest philosophy to Gnosticism. The only disagreements I have with these philosophies are a total disbelief in the idea of reincarnation and a Hell outside the one we...
by Shamash
Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:41 am
Forum: Theologies
Topic: Did God became the Universe?
Replies: 21
Views: 10956

Re: Did God became the Universe?

Desecrated wrote:If you write god in a thread about theology, I'm going to assume that you are talking about the christian god.
Otherwise post it somewhere else and us a a different word.
There is no "Christian" God. There's only a universal God, present in all philosophies.
by Shamash
Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:35 am
Forum: Theologies
Topic: Did God became the Universe?
Replies: 21
Views: 10956

Re: Did God became the Universe?

Most of what you say is true from my perspective. However, God did not become the Universe: rather, the Universe is a part of God that turned on itself, trapping itself in pain. It's a temporary oddity, and I do not and perhaps never will know how it happened. Of course, it isn't real to begin with,...
by Shamash
Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Gnosticism
Topic: Learning Greek/Coptic for Gnostic study
Replies: 21
Views: 14351

Re: Learning Greek/Coptic for Gnostic study

Shamash the book you want is Coptic Gnostic Chrestomathy: A Selection of Coptic Texts with Grammatical Analysis and Glossary It contains 10-15 gnostic works most of the great ones. I went the more expensive option and bought the whole thing. It cost me about $1000 No I couldn't find your word eithe...
by Shamash
Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: Gnosticism
Topic: Learning Greek/Coptic for Gnostic study
Replies: 21
Views: 14351

Re: Learning Greek/Coptic for Gnostic study

Does anyone know if 'Rosetta Stone' (the language software) does ancient languages? Somehow, I have a feeling that the Rosetta Stone would be more helpful than a priest who knows you have no intentions of joining the church. Rosetta Stone has a very limited amount of languages. So far the only anci...
by Shamash
Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:02 am
Forum: Gnosticism
Topic: Learning Greek/Coptic for Gnostic study
Replies: 21
Views: 14351

Re: Learning Greek/Coptic for Gnostic study

Ah i've heard of David Tibet didn't realise he had a book out. I'll take a look. I heard of him through his music.. The book wasn't written by David Tibet, but it was recommended by him in a short article he wrote on the Coptic language. He apparently is working on his own translation of the Nag Ha...
by Shamash
Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Gnosticism
Topic: Learning Greek/Coptic for Gnostic study
Replies: 21
Views: 14351

Re: Learning Greek/Coptic for Gnostic study

If anyone's interested I'm learning Egyptian (Coptic) atm, in large part to read the gnostic writings for myself.. to answer the question 'is there extra meaning to be discovered by reading in the original language compared to scholars translations'. So far the answer is a 'yes' but probably nothin...
by Shamash
Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Art, Arts and Artistry
Topic: The Black Sun: A passage from my personal journal
Replies: 5
Views: 1899

Re: The Black Sun: A passage from my personal journal

However, in Nature, the development of a 'soul' or the Sulphur of a thing, needs the protection of the Vessel in order to evolve. Without it, there would be no place for development, and Spirit would wander. Following this line of reasoning, it leads me to believe Christ achieved his Divinity befor...
by Shamash
Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Art, Arts and Artistry
Topic: The Black Sun: A passage from my personal journal
Replies: 5
Views: 1899

Re: The Black Sun: A passage from my personal journal

By "destruction" I was referring to destruction of the Demiurge and the vessel that traps the soul within the wheel of thought and the wheel of life. As Christ was freed of his physical form and became divine through his crucifixion, so must my soul achieve divination through death. Because the soul...
by Shamash
Sat Dec 13, 2014 3:44 am
Forum: Crafts and other Skills
Topic: A painting of mine
Replies: 12
Views: 4321

Re: A painting of mine

Incredible! This is obviously a very inspired piece of the sort that I could only hope to create.
by Shamash
Sat Dec 13, 2014 3:17 am
Forum: Art, Arts and Artistry
Topic: The Black Sun: A passage from my personal journal
Replies: 5
Views: 1899

The Black Sun: A passage from my personal journal

Inspired by the symbol of the black sun and the three crooked crosses, specifically Rudolf J. Mund's interpretation of the suns, I quickly scribbled this page into my journal. I wasn't thinking much at that hour, but it feels like something that may interest a few of the readers and writers here. I...
by Shamash
Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:25 am
Forum: Chaos Magick
Topic: Can I combat possible mental possession/romantic slavery?
Replies: 4
Views: 1891

Re: Can I combat possible mental possession/romantic slavery

I don't think swings like this are that odd in most people's character - it seems like identity can be far more mutable than I would have ever realized. One of our friends who really turned toward being a player arsehole and even mysogenist to large degree all of a sudden met a girl who yes, is qui...
by Shamash
Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:39 am
Forum: Chaos Magick
Topic: Can I combat possible mental possession/romantic slavery?
Replies: 4
Views: 1891

Re: Can I combat possible mental possession/romantic slavery

It sounds like typical life to me. It also sounds like the new girlfriend could be jealous of anyone else he spends time with - including you. It happens. Then when she's not as committed as he is - it's a one sided train wreck. Give him the space he needs. Be his friend while he's being an idiot. ...
by Shamash
Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:26 am
Forum: Chaos Magick
Topic: Can I combat possible mental possession/romantic slavery?
Replies: 4
Views: 1891

Can I combat possible mental possession/romantic slavery?

To start off, I am very new to magick and don't quite know what kind of spell this would be. I haven't been opposed to the idea of magick, but also haven't put any research toward it because until now I've never felt I needed to. So here's the description of the situation that worries me: I've had a...
by Shamash
Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Whatcha reading?
Replies: 53
Views: 22428

Re: Whatcha reading?

I've started reading the Pistis Sophia about a week ago and I'm pretty much done. After that I'm going to read the Nag Hammadi scriptures. I've already read a few of them (The Gospel of Thomas; Exegesis On The Soul; Thunder, Perfect Mind; and The Prayer Of The Apostle Paul) and they were incredibly ...
by Shamash
Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Gnosticism
Topic: Learning Greek/Coptic for Gnostic study
Replies: 21
Views: 14351

Re: Learning Greek/Coptic for Gnostic study

i don't understand why you choose to interpret my posts as rude. it isn't good for either of us.
by Shamash
Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Gnosticism
Topic: Reading the Pistis Sophia
Replies: 2
Views: 2070

Re: Reading the Pistis Sophia

Actually, I looked at the online version on the Gnostic Society Library, and figured out that my version of the book actually contains commentary by Samael Aun Weor after every single paragraph. The formatting really didn't make that obvious, and neither did the title of the book. Reading it makes a...
by Shamash
Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:56 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello all does this mean anything?
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Re: hello all does this mean anything?

Welcome to the forum! I'm new here as well, but I'd like to advise that you repost your question in one of the other forums. This one is just for introductions and departures (as the title suggests), so your question probably won't get much attention here.
by Shamash
Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:47 am
Forum: Gnosticism
Topic: Reading the Pistis Sophia
Replies: 2
Views: 2070

Reading the Pistis Sophia

A couple of books just arrived in the mail that I'm going to start reading in my study of Gnosticism. One of them is The Nag Hammadi Scriptures , compiled and translated by Marvin Meyer and Elaine H. Pagels; that one has some fascinating texts in it and is a very exciting read. (I've already read an...

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