User Tools

Site Tools


z:magick:notes

Differences

This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.

Link to this comparison view

Both sides previous revision Previous revision
z:magick:notes [16/09/2019 14:57]
z
z:magick:notes [16/09/2019 15:12] (current)
z
Line 229: Line 229:
  
 Then latter in an unrelated book, make an allusion to the secret meaning, in an derogatory way towards those inferior minds who haven'​t figured it all out yet. Then latter in an unrelated book, make an allusion to the secret meaning, in an derogatory way towards those inferior minds who haven'​t figured it all out yet.
 +
 +
 +====== K ======
 +==== On Magistry ====
 +
 +5=6 is K&C. 7=4 is an Exemptus, free from the wheel of Samsara. His goal is to Cross the Abyss and forge a link to 8=3. A lot of people feel that this link comes from those dwelling in the "City of Pyramids"​ who've founded...things,​ lines, great modes of thought. It's implied all over 333. It's a good book.
 +
 +Babe of the Abyss implies some form of ego death, but not Nirvana because you walk back down the mountain to instruct. It has to be Samadhi. Constant delves into Samadhi. One could THEORETICALLY according to some LHP (read: Saivism), implies that one's ego can excrete into such a powerful extant spiritual entity that it functions more or less with complete autonomy. Crowley himself implies this all the times that he INSISTS that V.V.V.V.V. was someone external to him.
 +
 +Further conjecture can be found in the Sapphire Tablet of Set.
 +
 +“If you read these passages carefully [referring to one star in sight], you will see the
 +paradox inherent in them. To become an (8)=[3], a (7)=[4] must destroy his capacity for
 +logical thought, i.e. his ability to draw inductive or deductive conclusions from 
 +phenomena of the material universe.
 +Since it is just this capacity that is the essential characteristic of the Self ["​Cogito ergo
 +sum", if you will], the (7)=[4] is in effect invited to obliterate what it is that makes him a
 +unique entity. Theoretically he is "​reconstituted by the gods in a perfect form" - an ideal
 +"​self"​. Herein lies the heart of the paradox, which is also the central theme of Genesis III.
 +It is that an independent Will, capable of perceiving itself in contrast to the material
 +Universe, cannot be a product of forces germane to that Universe. The freedom of the
 +Will necessitates the ability of the Will to move both with and against Universal patterns
 +[i.e. "​laws"​]. The Will is self-creating,​ self-sustaining,​ and self-improving. This is the
 +basis for the Formula of the Aeon of Set XXX.”
 +
 +What Aquino doesn’t seem to realize, however, is that it is this reconstitution that IS the goal. It is YET ANOTHER experience that is integrated. Samadhi is impermanent,​ and as such the Ego must come out of it STRONGER after being subjected to near death, or a death like state. Quote I. Regardie w/r/t Ego inflation and Magick (in a letter to Aquino.):
 +
 +“…Magick,​ generally speaking, still does not recognize the ego-inflationary aspect of its own system - which is why there are so many casualties….Achad,​ theoretically,​ was educated in the notion of “destroying the ego” by crossing the Abyss, (so called) but it did not save him from inflationary activities of the ego such as asserting the equivalence of his own grade of Neophyte 1=10 with the supernal grade of Ipsissimus 10=1.This is asinine from the ordinary point of view and doesn'​t make sense….the every process of Magick puffs up the ego. This may be desirable up to a certain point….”
 +
 +These Ego inflations are commonplace,​ and often disastrous. Look at Ken Grant. The key here is to have something, something WORKABLE and EFFICACIOUS,​ and dare I say something with BROAD APPEAL to empty oneself into. Thereby one establishes a star, or constellation,​ even better, in the sky of Jupiter, WHICH IS EXPANSION ITSELF.
 +
 +^My record.
 +
 +Crossing the Abyss, and being able to actually DEVOTE oneself to this task (and thereby attain it. Just being able to identify this concept does nothing to actually accomplish it.) is where the Ego is extinguished for the last time; the total immersion, into a method of FORM - the BABALON function. The Magi become ‘Christlike’ in the process of becoming a Magister Templi, if only in the idea that one is about to found a school of philosophical thought.
 +
 +What Aquino either fails to realize, or conceals from initiates, is the concept of the Magister Templi becoming its OWN EXTANT ENTITY, much as VVVVV became for Crowley. The Self as a Magister Templi is (Quoted from the Sapphire Tablet) INDEPENDANT:​
 +
 +“Look at it this way: The Magister Templi is one who can perceive and comprehend the
 +entire material Universe. In order to do this, there must be no part of him which is an
 +accessory of that same Universe. He - his Will - must be independent / separate / distinct.
 +This necessitates an extremely strong presence of mind, an ego that is sufficiently
 +reinforced by itself not to require "​crutches"​ from the material Universe, and a
 +determination to fight off the panic that could result from the sensation of being utterly
 +alone. The Magister Templi, if he is truly entitled to that degree, possesses the abilities
 +necessary to thwart those dangers. Those who presume to that degree without
 +understanding them or the severe mental pressures they can cause, do in fact suffer the
 +fate that Crowley prescribes: they either die or lose their sanity.”
 +
 +This sort of independent nature seems to be a deep seated implication in Crowley’s works as well, most concealed to the profane in his insistence that VVVVV was exterior to himself. Essentially,​ it seems that the Will of a Magister Templi, having crossed the Abyss, is torn away and made exemplified,​ also implying that the exemption of an Adept is in part the release of that Will as an HGA unto itself. This is what happens in the moment in the Abyss when the Adept is truly ‘alone’. Without the HGA, who waits on the other side of the Veil in the City of Pyramids, or the Ego complex, which is torn away and also waits in the City of Pyramids, the Adept’s only hope is to be swept up by BABALON, which perhaps is a vision of the Order or school the Adept is to form.
 +
 +This becomes very interesting in terms of ‘paths’ (Left or Right) and certain methods of magick meant to make the human form immortal, like LaVey’s or the Book of Coming forth by Dawn. If the latter is to be understood correctly, it is a method by which the Magi can ‘program’ his ego complex into reality after or just prior to ‘death‘. ​
 +
 +I usually don't just show people my records.
 +
 +--Fr. K.
 +
 +====== Z ======
 +==== On systems ====
 +
 +Something I have been pondering for quite a while on (from my record):
 +
 +The problem with the occult as a whole is that all systems are all-encompassing. That is, whatever I can possibly discover is already there (described by the various systems). There is nothing new to discover.
 +
 +Sure, we can make connections & correlations,​ however in the end we cannot possibly step outside of these boundaries as long as we are incarnated (I assume this is because of the constrictions of the material plane).
 +
 +Hell, even the correlation Achad found was already in the letters - the biggest problem that I can perceive is that the Qabalah can be used to justify anything whatsoever when one just takes the time to do his research on any given number, or just substitutes his own meaning (yes, this is a valid approach).
 +
 +There is little to prevent this sort of abuse, and I've seen far too much "​proof"​ of attainment being laid out in terms of gematria to believe that it holds any water. Sure, at the lower level (Ruach and below), this makes sense, since it's an expression of the Chaos of Chokmah within the Womb of Binah.
 +
 +Further, as the Exempt Adept is able to logically comprehend the Universe, the Magister cannot. The 8=3 perceives the Womb for the first time as a whole of disjointed & separate objects. Trying to make any sense of the world in this perpetual trance can only lead to madness, therefore the clause of treating everything as a play of God with ones Soul is necessary, as it allows one to stop analyzing, and instead trust God (in this case, 156) with ones everything.
 +
 +Consequently,​ as the 8=3 perceives objects (and their movement on an individual basis - i.e. the Magister is still part of the Whole system), so does the 9=2 perceive the whole of the movement of all objects. He therefore must stand outside of the system which operates within the Womb of BABALON. Thus he is the Magus who can perform his Will fully, in perfect knowledge and precision.
 +
 +Below that grade, I cannot possibly imagine anyone being able to "do their Will".
 +
 +The 5=6 only gets the Vision of God in Malkuth. The 6=5 perpetuates it, while the 7=4 loses it as the boundary between him and the Angel dissolves rapidly. The 8=3 then finds himself in a wholly different mindset, as THAT which is conscious within BABALON. Then by finding the exit from the Womb of the Great Mother, he is born as the Magus, and assumes his own life as the All-Father, without the boundaries of the Mother, and is free to do as he Will without any interference soever.
 +
 +==== Prejudice in the community ====
 +
 +For some time now, I have encountered the phenomenon of students being rejected because of their selected fields of study. Hermetic Qabalistist rejected from Alchemical studies, Thelemites from Hermetic groups, etc. For example, a friend of mine was just told, in no uncertain terms, that he'd have to stop studying Thelema and Qabalah if he was to be accepted as a student of Alchemy.
 +
 +But the rejection factor alone isn't a problem in and of itself - obviously some are not fit for certain fields. However the underlying basis of it is rather troublesome,​ and rarely talked about in the occult community as such.
 +
 +I have met many situations where the core of the issue wasn't as much with the aspiring student, but rather with the so-called "​mentor"​ who offered his teachings. On the one hand, sure, I can see that some things may not be useful. If I wanted to become an Alchemist, I don't need to study Qabalah. On the other hand, there is nothing inherently wrong with studying anything else. Much to the contrary, due to the syncretic nature of the Great Work, it seems to me that not allowing any field of study is equal to being backstabbed by your own mentor.
 +
 +One can see a perfect example of this in the Holy Tarot. It is the book of reference for those serious enough to study it in enough depth. Verily, it reconciles astrology, alchemy, Qabalah, philosophy, mythology, history, mathematics (geometry) and language into a coherent set of 78 cards with infinite meanings.
 +
 +Certainly you will agree with me when I say that every card sheds light not only on the issues it directly deals with, but also on the various elements which make it up. For example, the 2 of Wands, The Lord of Dominion. For Two, we have Chokmah, which is Chaos. For astrology, we have Mars in Aries. For Wands, we have Fire. Thus we see that the card itself represents total, chaotic expansion straight into physical matter in a very war-like fashion.
 +
 +In the same way, by just knowing the meaning of the card and two of the 4 symbols that make it up, we can interpolate between them and find what the meaning of the missing two is.
 +
 +That is why I automatically distrust anyone who claims that one path is better than another, or that one should give up one field to study another. Esoteric Truth doesn'​t speak just one language. By following just one path, you will have a glimpse at Truth, yes. But only from one side. To attain fully, one needs to understand all paths, and the ways they relate to each-other. Only then can one really grab the Crystal and examine it closely, in order to define it's shape.
z/magick/notes.txt · Last modified: 16/09/2019 15:12 by z