A while back I was speaking to a Brother (in the truest sense, beyond blood or titles conveyed by anyone except he who refers to a man so) about life and examining the lessons of the lesser mysteries. I mentioned that the lessons on death are beautiful, but some people forget the certain and irrefutable truth of what happens after you die.
My Brother was incredulous, knowing me not to be of a literalist understanding of the Holy scriptures. He knew I was setting him up for something, but being a better gentleman than myself, proceeded to bite and allow me my hubris in presentation.
What I can tell you for certain about the events after your death is this:
Continue reading “Memento Mori”
The below is the first half of a 2 part series on masculinity, toxic and healthy.
I aspire to masculinity, but I recognize that there has been a corruption of the ideal which leads people to do sick things. Because of this, I was inspired by a brother (thank you Brendan, whose own wonderful and insightful writings can be found at https://www.facebook.com/Acratophorus-865039256875008/ or https://www.greatnoontide.com) to examine Masculinity, both it’s healthy and unhealthy manifestations.
Continue reading “On Masculinity, Part 1 of 2”
What are banishing, grounding, invoking, evoking and sacred space?
when, why and how would I use them?
What is the Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram, and why and how can it benefit me?
Read on for my fully unqualified answers, and please let me know where I can improve them.
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Human rights are neither granted not revoked, but merely recognized. This is because of the very nature of those rights, which is intrinsic to the human experience, as much a part of us as physical health or spiritual and emotional wellness, both of which can be in a greater or lesser state of health, but never the less are ideally fully functional.
Continue reading “On the intrinsic nature of rights”
Another older piece, originally penned December 14, 2014. It’s a little self-helpy, but I think there’s enough worthwhile material in here to make it worth publishing. It’s a little long, but if you’re interested… here it is.
Compassion is not a form of Love, rather it is a corruption, harmful to both Thelema and Agape.
Continue reading “Love Contra Compassion”
What modernity describes as beauty is merely a blank canvas onto which we can project any story we desire. What we see as beauty is a story we can understand and aspire towards.
Continue reading “Beauty and Age”
Ancestral power and the immediate family (penned August 2014)
We, as Thelemites, claim to be seeking to reach the smooth point, to become perfectly interconnected with all things through the exaltation of (as opposed to the repression of) the individual. Because of this, we often preach the primacy of the individual over and *separate from* the family or community. I propose that the family is our primary link to the universal and transcendent; That rather than trying to break from the family, we must learn to understand the family through a different lens, while still very actively engaging with them and their effect on our life. To deny our family is to deny and ignore our own genesis and a large portion of ourselves…. And self denial sounds both anti-Thelemic, and just plain unhealthy.
Continue reading “Contra Crowley: Family as essential to Self”