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vives gladio

Member Since 16 Nov 2017
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17 April 2019 - 03:33 AM

Looks like a DNS issue related to whether you try reaching the site as "occult forums" or "occult coprus". Other individuals I had respected were running into this and I thought I got swept up into it as well before I made some investigation.

Please move to wherever may be appropriate.

Yours,
VG

So Far, So Good

18 September 2018 - 01:29 AM

Greetings folks.

It's been an interesting span of time since I started, made a handful of posts, and split to focus on learning and doing.

I don't know if anyone would care, find this little update amusing, or have any reaction whatsoever. Maybe another new person will stumble across it and get something.

As I've hinted in other posts, my primary interest is in trying to get a handle on the Golden Dawn body of material. I had considered finding a group of some sort to get better leverage on the work, but conversations with some practitioners and an in-person meeting with two prolific authors left me wanting. I am approaching this independently as of this time.

My primary references are heavy on the Regardie. There's the Big Red Doorstop, the Audio Tapes, the Middle Pillar, and recently The Tree of Life which I think I should have started with. I am certainly open to looking at any resource, and didn't set out to build the Lesser Library of Israel Regardie Books, it just sort of happened. I am certainly receptive to any suggestions that may come my way.

Thus far I've been working conservatively, not really venturing out of Neophyte curriculum with the exception of starting with the Middle Pillar. Though I haven't made a personal attempt on it, I found the recorded Invocation of Thoth particularly inspiring for lack of a better way to put it. The time may be coming to check out the next step before long. I like knowing a foundation is set rather than scramble up rickety scaffolding.

I have since vacated a detrimental job and gone on to work at a place with more enjoyable people and a viable career path forward, achieved a technical certification I have been dreaming of since the turn of the millennium, and weathered the loss of a loved one that I doubted I'd have been able to survive.

Starting to think of things from a new perspective has been invaluable - overcoming the inertia of day to day life and really starting to take an active direction over what I am doing has been to a good degree due to the inspiration I have found. Pushing myself through learning a new character set has done remarkable things for my memory, and the weight of hearing the Invocation has had a strong influence on setting myself for the task of study.

All things considered, I feel that I have covered some ground in the last half year or so