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Ultimate reality

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

In the same thread referred to in Majesty in nature, the idea of “ultimate reality” arose, exemplified in the following comment from Ian Rons where it is termed “absolute meaning” or “absolute knowledge”: However, yes of course people do make statements which they presume to be meaningful; but I would say that, ultimately, they […]

Lust of result

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Reposted from Iskandar wrote: While I very much disagree with Mika’s last sentence, I am in complete agreement with her essential thesis, that “living according to one’s Will *is* achieving one’s Will.” I would consider Crowley as responsible for some confusion regarding this issue, but mostly because he was – Prophet or not – […]

Scientifically testing the supernatural

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

There’s an interesting thread going on over at right now about “praeternatural intelligences” and supernatural claims in general. “Gurugeorge” suggested that the time may be coming soon where “science” may be able to “definitively decide about the Magickal theory” either way: The Magickal theory of the Universe is a bold punt. If it’s true, […]

Living in the now, in the now

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

Executive Function wrote: If I were constantly to live in the now then I would have developed absolutely no ability to communicate nor make practical improvements to my life. I like my freedom too much to constantly *just* live in the now. There’s a place in the now for consideration of narrower and more limited […]

The occultist’s worship of gaps

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

John Crow has just posted an interesting new entry on his blog, to which I responded with the following comment to one of his points, reproduced here for reference. John Crow wrote: Empiricism? As Crowley points out, our senses are very limited and in many cases, we only know of phenomenon by the results or […]

The nature of love

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

A repost from “gurugeorge” wrote: It’s the “inner man” who is aflame with this mystical Love of All, not the body.mind, which follows the laws of physics, and does well to follow the (just) customs of its people, etc. Agape is mystical love, higher grade love. It’s not making nicey-nice to entities that are […]

The order of signs and elemental attributions

Friday, February 1st, 2008

M.H. Benders wrote: I’ve read a good deal of the essay [The Small Cards of the Tarot – EH] last night. It’s pretty good, exact and precise. There is one thing that suddenly caught my attention and which I have been pondering over. Why is it that the fire & water trumps From your comments […]

Is Thelema a philosophy?

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Yes, the fundamental postulates of that philosophy being the non-existence of objective moral qualities of any kind, and the natural conclusion that the “proper” course of action for any given individual is therefore that course of action which is most natural to him, as opposed to an alternative course of action which is mandated by […]

Who is Erwin Hessle?

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

Dicon wrote: OK who was/is Erwin Hessle? Please. Chade wrote: He’s a magician, a philosopher, an adventurer, an ale drinker, a web master, a seducer, a secret chef, a singer of songs, a heckler of poets, a lover of women, a bare knuckle fighter, an alt.magick reg and a Welshman too. Although not necessarily in […]

Interference and “defining constraints”

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

Erwin wrote: The way to discover [the “true will”], essentially, is to stop paying attention to the things that distract you from it. If you stop paying attention to those things, the will makes itself known without any effort required to dig it up. Halla wrote: I see what you mean. Unfortunately one may also […]