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vives gladio

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In Topic: Farewell Corpus

12 February 2019 - 03:51 PM

Hi Mskied. Do what you feel you have to do.
The insistence on the importance of yourself and whatever message you hope to convey doesn't seem to be helping much.

I'm not sure what responses you were expecting or hoping for.

It looks like you are trying too hard. Instead of telling everyone how insightful you are, perhaps just make your insights and let others celebrate your genius?

To a degree I can respect audacity, but there has to be a foundation of expertise for it to be held up on.

In Topic: Abilities Promised By _Initiation Into Hermetics_

15 January 2019 - 03:50 AM

That would be fun, wouldn't it?

Pocket flashlight gives me 300 lumens at the push of a button. Can't say I've ever booby trapped a room. I can control sea creatures to some extent after getting them to swallow a little metal hook - I haven't levitated myself but I've gotten them to float right up out of the water. Average body temperature is 98.6 F / 37 C, snow melts above 32 F / 0 C so it's a matter of how stubborn you want to be out in the cold. The one real magician I met in my life told me the secret to walking on water is to know where the stones are. I know he was quoting someone. God do I miss that man.

Probability manipulation is one way to put it, it just sounds very passive to me. I feel like what I've been doing has been more active and directed towards a specific outcome, to use program management terminology there's milestones and deliverables to point at, observe, and touch, rather than seemingly random occurrences that just happen to have somehow subtly nudged the great pachinko ball of my life as it falls.

I can't point at anything blatantly supernatural, but I'm on a really good trajectory after invoking a particular Egyptian deity associated with knowledge and learning. Maybe I'd have passed the test anyway. I studied, hard, and for a very long time. Then again, lots of people choke at critical moments. Who can really say?

Fun to think about this. Hope others reply. Also hope you enjoy whatever you are investigating and that you find cool results as you either tap into weird powers or get your brain thinking that you did. Cheers!

In Topic: I Am Proposing A New Tree Of Life

06 January 2019 - 03:12 PM

So you are scratching off the sticker and slapping a new label on parts of the existing framework?

I propose replacing Kether with "Excellence". I was divinely inspired with this insight after watching Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.

After all anyone can put on a Crown, but it takes work to take on Excellence.

In Topic: Chaos

02 January 2019 - 02:14 AM

You've definitely got me at a disadvantage on Qabalism, it hasn't really grabbed me as an area of study yet. Probably a personal failing on my part, haven't yet seen what's so cool or amazing about it.

In Topic: Chaos

01 January 2019 - 01:19 AM

It's an interesting notion - I'm not sure how much if any credence I'm prepared to ascribe to it, but it was very intriguing to me when I first stumbled across it 10 +/- years ago, and seemed relevent to the exchange you were having with Mskied.

It kind of sidesteps the Nothing ---> Something by postulating there's always been Something.

Ararita.