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 on: September 13, 2022, 07:04:10 am 
Started by Moon1ight - Last post by Moon1ight
This is a great little text from an old MU webpage, recently brought back to the FB by Frater Alysyrose. I'm not sure whose writing it is, I'd guess Silenced...

"We are the Marauder Underground. Our primary activity is attacking what is commonly known as consensual reality, the dominant paradigm, the mundane world, whatever you want to call it. We cast spells, scribe sigils, summon spirits, and open gateways. Anything that can be done to influence reality towards our goal. We use chalk to tag buildings & sidewalks with sigils and goetic summonings. We conjure up spirits and set them loose, leaving in our wake freshly haunted sites. We infect the population with the power of chaos and watch as random magick explodes into the lives of unsuspecting citizens. We are reality deviants in the truest sense of the word, as we pry open the eyes of a sleeping humanity to the terror and wonder of the worlds beyond."

 on: July 29, 2022, 03:30:57 am 
Started by JPTS - Last post by JPTS
HGA is a concept on the tree of life (guardian of kether?) but what would be it’s adverse counterpart? Any experience on guidance coming from downstairs, the adverse tree?

 on: July 12, 2022, 02:12:37 am 
Started by Moon1ight - Last post by Moon1ight
Here's my personal little view of this topic:
In "Magick Without Tears", Chapters VI-VIII, Crowley writes about the Three Schools of Magick. 'The central idea of the White School is that, admitted that “everything is sorrow” for the profane, the Initiate has the means of transforming it to “Everything is joy.”'

In this light, let's say that the Magician's aim is to become divine. There are two paths to that: the RHP is to Unite with God, the LHP is to Become a God. My thelemic interpretation of the RHP is to find out which aspect of Divinity you are – your True Will – and to fulfil that aspect most completely.

 on: June 10, 2022, 05:34:15 am 
Started by Temixochitzin - Last post by Temixochitzin
¿Alguien sabe si existe un Servidor Anti-Obesity o Sigil?

 on: April 13, 2022, 05:46:11 am 
Started by Moon1ight - Last post by Moon1ight
Draft: Theodicy of Khaos

In our Universe, one can find Fulfilment by doing one's True Will together with one's True Love, the Guardian Angel. However, it is not easy – it doesn't come naturally. That's the part which is hard to make sense of: If Khaos – the Root of all Phenomena – wants its little parts to be fulfilled, why doesn't this come naturally? Why are we not born with the feeling that someone lovingly watches over us, why does the Knowledge and Conversation have to be obtained? Why do we have to "find ourselves" – which many fail to do – instead of just realising quickly that "I'm a pianist" or a rock-climber or a mage? I'm tempted to answer something along the lines of "The Demiurge built the material world this way", "The Veil of Paroketh prevents it" or "Thagirion gets in the way", but that only moves the problem of Theodicy one step further – why do these entities exist? Why does Khaos let them do this?

On the other hand, if Khaos places no special value on Fulfilment, then why is it possible at all? Why is there a True Will and a True Love in the first place?
I know of no plausible explanation and would very much like to hear yours. However, I found a somewhat implausible one that I have to accept as working theory for the time being. It was presented by Scott Alexander and admittedly, he means it as satire:
Rewritten to my framework it goes like this:

Khaos maximises Fulfilment over the Multiverse. So there is a perfect universe without any Veils where all souls are born with the Knowledge of their True Will and in Contact with their True Love. However, there can only be one such universe. To create more Fulfilment, Khaos also has to also think of a slightly less perfect universe, with more distractions and impediments, and so on all the way down to to a universe that has just barely more Fulfilment than Suffering (or whatever the opposite of Fulfilment is for you). A universe with more Suffering than Fulfilment would be a net loss and therefore does not get created. And we probably live in a universe on the lower end of the spectrum, which is why Fulfilment is possible but difficult.

Edit: A friend quickly pointed out that Khaos might also just value the difficulty in itself. It's certainly thinkable. However, as my Angel keeps reminding me the underlying metaphysics don't matter much – what counts is to actually do your True Will together with your True Love.
Edit 2: A note derived from Scott Alexander's work: The amount of Fulfilment in a universe is obviously not constant, but  shrinks and grows with time. A universe gets created if and only if it will contain more Fulfilment than Suffering during the course of it's entire existence. This means that the Veil might well be removable, so that much more Fulfilment becomes possible!

 on: March 22, 2022, 06:56:41 pm 
Started by Wyrd Brother - Last post by Wyrd Brother
Thank you both! :)

 on: March 22, 2022, 08:35:27 am 
Started by VoidicSorcerer - Last post by FISHSTICKS

 on: March 22, 2022, 08:34:46 am 
Started by 23nyarlathotep23 - Last post by FISHSTICKS
Welcome, fellow Zee.

 on: March 22, 2022, 08:34:17 am 
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 on: March 22, 2022, 08:33:59 am 
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