Banishing, Grounding, Invoking, Evoking and Sacred Space

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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On the intrinsic nature of rights

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.

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Love Contra Compassion

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.

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Contra Crowley: Family as essential to Self

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.  

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