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Magick / Dantalion Working
« on: May 04, 2017, 10:46:45 AM »
Hey Y'all,

So, as part of the agreement I offered to/made with the djinn 'Dantalion', I'm making this post here. I just did the conjuring. First, I took a shower to establish ritual purity and then I dried myself off. I set up the scented candle and lit I had for the occasion, as well as my offering of honey lemon green tea and donned my winter djellaba and other clothing. Next, I made the magic circle, using a shortened formulation (reciting verses of Scripture) and drawing the circle with my right index finger (after blowing on it three times). I then sat down and began to call out to Dantalion. Almost immediately, I felt the air grow heavier and the front of my head (right side) began to buzz. I read out my needs/desires, what I offered, and the time limit, making sure to request no negative/destructive effects. Finally, I gave the license to depart and recited more Scripture (prayers) before ending the conjuring. I repeated the conjuring twice to make sure and finished things. After the license to depart was given, the environment definitely felt lighter and relaxed. Anywho, that's it for me, for now. Will have to wait and look for any observable results of the working.

See ya on the flipside,

Tempest Desh

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Magick / Sufism and Yoga Article
« on: October 11, 2012, 09:15:34 AM »
I located this article in Sufism and yoga (written from an academic viewpoint). I found it very interesting and informative, so I'm posting the link here: http://www.unc.edu/~cernst/pdf/ghawth.pdf
Your thoughts?

See ya on the flipside,

Tempest Desh

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Magick / Thoughts on Going into Spiritual Seclusion
« on: September 10, 2011, 08:57:41 PM »
Hey,

Just wondering if anyone has or plans on conducting any spiritual retreat of their own. I know that in Tassawuf/Sufism, there is such as thing as khalwa or chilla-nashini. I've often thought of what it would be like to go into the desert down here in SoCal, for say a week or more, and focus on engaging in prayer, fasting, and meditation, in the Muslim (i.e. Sufi) sense. I've heard of tales of various Muslim (i.e. Sufi) saints conducting such practices and being visited by various spiritual figures, including the Prophet Muhammad (saws) and Al-Khidr (as). Any thoughts?

Peace,

Tempest Desh

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Magick / Fasting and its use in magickal training?
« on: August 20, 2011, 08:18:26 PM »
As Ramadan enters its last ten days, I was just wondering if any here have used fasting (among other tools of willpower development), in the process of spiritual development?

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Martial Arts / Recommended Core Workout Cycle
« on: August 16, 2011, 10:50:33 PM »
Hey, I'm just looking for some recommendations for a core workout cycle. I'm trying to balance out the muscle development I've had as a result of fencing. I'd like some basic stuff, not too heavy, as I need to build up consistency, without overloading myself. Just trying to get into better shape and get rid of this slowly developing belly of mine, lol. I have some basic ideas, but would like your input. Thanks in advance.

Peace,

Tempest Desh

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Magick / Experiences with Sigils and Servitors
« on: March 29, 2011, 01:53:44 PM »
Hey,

I'd just like to hear about any experiences any of you may have had using these things...especially as far as influencing things in the relationship aspect of Life. Just wondering what ya found the most effective etc.

See ya on the flipside,

Tempest Desh

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Main Hall / Editing the VChat Log
« on: October 06, 2010, 09:39:51 PM »
Is it possible to do this. During a recent phase of complete assholeness, I posted a certain person's FB URL on the Chat. I'd like to see it edited out...man, I hate myself right now.


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Main Hall / Quitting TV - Your Thoughts
« on: August 25, 2010, 01:34:03 PM »
Just been thinking about this thingy lately. I've made a number of attempts and have succeeded (for a while), though now I watch on and off...i.e. I don't consider myself addicted to it. Anyone else tried to quit TV? If so, how did it affect your spiritual practices/training?

See ya on the flipside,

Tempest Desh

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Main Hall / Between a Rock and a Hard Place
« on: July 13, 2010, 02:21:31 PM »

Well, here goes: I've got a situation in my life that I need some honest advice on. It's academic in nature and thus personal. You see, since high school, I've attended a number of colleges. The first was a local community college. I was kinda strong armed into taking an overloaded course schedule, on top of working 20-30 hrs. per week. I ended up, obviously, tanking in grades, failing both semesters that I was there. Now, here's the bad part. At this time in my life, i had very little direction and very little willpower, as regarded my future and my parents, respectively. They were certain I would have to lie on my application to another school, in order to get anywhere in life. So, I did, at their instigation. I got it, with an ROTC scholarship. This schedule proved to be, once again, way to intense, and I was disenrolled. However, no one found out about my lie. So, fast forward to now, I am attending another college...having been strong armed into lying again.

I seriously want to come clean and stop this s**t. However, I don't know if my current college (a community college) will drop kick me to the floor and leave me stranded in life. I've gotten a great deal of direction and discipline into my life, at least compared to before. If none here can give me any ideas, then, do any of you know where I can anonymously go for advice on this issue? Thanks in advance...

Sincerely,

Tempest Desh

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Main Hall / Facebook Group for the VS
« on: July 12, 2010, 06:08:35 PM »
So...I was bored, having searched Facebook (can't believe I actually joined, after holding out for sooo long) for a group page for the VS. I couldn't find one, so I created my own. Anywho, just thought a few people might be interested in joining...if not, then, meh...

Tempest Desh

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Theories, Articles, and Philosophy / Argumentation
« on: September 25, 2009, 07:35:14 PM »
Just been thinking about this lately...after a series of arguments with various people. The question is, 'Is Argumentation itself pointless?' I mean. if one takes a post-modernist view of things, I guess you could say so...but, that would in itself be pointless, given the post-modernist's apparent relativism, as far as absolute knowledge claims are concerned. Anyways, before I start rambling....what say you?

Tempest

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Hello and Goodbye / Prolly Gonna Take A Break from All This Stuff
« on: August 10, 2009, 03:15:04 PM »
After my last post, I've kinda reakized how much of a faker I've been, in regards to spiritual pursuits, and how much a faker many others have been here, in regards to the same matters. But, my own situation is all that I have any control over and as for that, I shall have to spend some serious time focusing on improving it, which is going to require some time away from the virtual world of Internet Scholars and Gurus. So, that's pretty much it...

See ya on the flipside,

Tempest Desh

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Magick / Neurotheology and the Occult
« on: July 25, 2009, 07:43:55 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurotheology

Any thoughts on the topic? I personally would find it quite interesting for a practicioner of the Occult Arts to become qualified in this field and conduct research, as most of those currently involved appear to be materialist, etc. (i.e. those NOT disposed in any sense to accepting the existence of the supernatural). Might be enlightening to hear a new/different perspective on this subject, especially with the creation of the so-called 'God-Helmet'...

Tempest Desh

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The Cafeteria / Chomsky
« on: July 13, 2009, 09:37:58 PM »
So...anyone here ever heard of him? Noam Chomsky, that is...professor of linguistics and I think philosophy at MIT and the father of modern linguisitics according to many...

Tempest Desh

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Magick / Lemurian Felloship
« on: May 28, 2009, 12:26:10 AM »
Anyone else heard of it?:

http://www.lemurianfellowship.org/

Tempest Desh

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