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Main Hall / Re: My oh my we are a sad little place
« on: December 03, 2017, 12:30:09 PM »
If I've decided to quit practicing magic due to my own personal experiences, then so be it. It invalidates nothing I've said. At least I know that it's real. Too real.

I'm certain that some people have delusions while practicing magic. I'd even argue that with anything involving suggestion, self-hypnosis and meditation will also be a door to opening delusions of grandeur or even insanity. The problem is that we often times are so wrapped up in seeing some sort of effect that we miss everything that is happening around us. The pinwheel doesn't move, and so magic doesn't work. However, disease has crept upon your family and it's shocking. The delusion isn't magic, the delusion is that your lack of awareness of what's going on around you.

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Main Hall / Re: My oh my we are a sad little place
« on: December 02, 2017, 09:34:44 PM »
The question is, who are you, and why should we give a damn?

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Main Hall / Re: Refurbishing the V-Library
« on: December 02, 2017, 09:31:18 PM »
Thats not a problem, which is why  I'm volunteering to do it.

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Magick / Re: What are your magical pains & problems?
« on: December 02, 2017, 04:21:49 AM »
When I was younger, it was primarily lack of trustworthy guidance, mentors, and translation/understanding.

These days, I've chosen to not practice anymore, but to more or less preserve the knowledge, and to take on my studies in theology.

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Main Hall / Re: My oh my we are a sad little place
« on: December 02, 2017, 04:17:42 AM »
Hellblazer, I hate to sound cold and mean, your posts are absolutely useless and pathetic. You haven't given us any thing of value. You've spent years trying to spin pinwheels with your mind, while others are teaching themselves foreign languages, engineering, musical instruments, electronics and even cooking.

If you are speaking the truth, why isn't it giving anyone feelings of inspiration and creativity? I haven't read one post you've made that's concluded with me composing a song...

However, I've studied the Bible and have been inspired to give charity. I've studied the tarot and have felt inspired to write poetry. I've read the grimoires and have been inspired to learn music that has enabled me to pass auditions in universities.

Why am I not getting any inspiration from you? You are so filled with a lack of inspiration and negativity, it's like you're a black hole of creativity and beauty.

Hellblazer, this is an occult forum, take your Nihilism elsewhere.

For the record, I believe we should remove "psionics"  as a study. I believe it might be interesting, but I believe is founded in trickery. It's not even related to magick nor religion, but rather attempts it's own field revolving around controversial "energies" which have no philosophy nor morality nor hierarchy backing their own being. In my opinion there emptiness of mythology proves their use by charlatans.

Even if you study an illusionary magician such as Tarbell, you learn that the practice of the Magi was to only use trickery with the delivery of a parable, so that the lesson would be learned by the students by way of effectively memorable punchline. There was useful philosophy even driving illusion.

Psionics has none of it and is only productive in making Hellblazers.

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Main Hall / Refurbishing the V-Library
« on: December 02, 2017, 03:49:59 AM »
I've spent years relying on the V-Library as a means of reference as well as interest. Tonight I went to read Dion Fortune's The Mystical Qabalah when I noticed that the link was dead. In fact, I found that a great many of the links were down.

I'm willing to make it a personal project and responsibility to upgrade it. I'm the least social piece of Veritas Furniture that exists here but do regular the site on a monthly to weekly basis as "guest" and have for almost a decade. I've watched the place go from competing with other forums and filled with mischief and mentors, weekend retreats and scandal, to being just about as dead as it is now.

As a fellow community member, I would like to put my hand in refurbishing the site. An Veritas "revival" of sorts, perhaps by way of academia and I believe this begins in the library. I believe that with a strong library we will rebuild our position as a goto destination for students, teachers, professors, practitioners, and the mere curious. A strong library also encourages the use of the forums, which remains our primary apparatus of communication.

Who do I speak to about contributing my time to rebuilding the library?

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Main Hall / Re: My oh my we are a sad little place
« on: September 16, 2017, 11:10:17 PM »
There used to be a lot of leadership here. I had given up the arts when I finally and successfully summoned a spirit. I was so terrified that in the evening I burnt every book pertaining to the occult to a crisp, smashed my black obsidian mirror, etc etc, and decided to stick with music.


In all honesty, you can't ever forget a thing such as summoning a spirit, because at that point, you've proven to yourself that without a doubt this thing is very real and very terrifying. I've never felt so vulnerable.

However, it dawns on me that in these days and ages, maybe there is a little bit of purpose for it having happened, and maybe we'll see more old members start flushing again, such as my self.

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Magick / Re: Elementalism - grateful for any and all advice.
« on: April 04, 2014, 05:22:22 PM »
This is an interesting thread to read. I was a regular here almost a decade ago, and had began working with elemental spirits. I had a life altering experience which changed my life for the negative, and through a spirit which referred to "herself" as Aria. I haven't practiced any of the arts since, albeit I was a horrible student.

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Magick / Re: To those of you crying 'wolf' about attacks;
« on: October 10, 2012, 01:36:38 PM »
I would like to mention that there has been a regular theme of ignorance towards those whom are actually under attack. Generally, if you are under attack, those whom have self-prescribed themselves qualified will often brush you off as overly imaginative or paranoid.

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Main Hall / Re: Force College
« on: December 26, 2010, 02:54:59 PM »
No. But, it looks like Ye Olde Veritas and Psipog circa 2003.

those jerks banned me for asking if the video's were recorded by the operators of the site.

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Magick / Re: Misunderstanding Theurgy this whole time
« on: December 26, 2010, 02:49:55 PM »
I'm no expert on Theurgy, but isn't this the goal of all "spiritual" disciplines?

Are you saying that Theurgy is the goal of all "spiritual," disciplines, or that the statements quoted below are? If the latter, I respectfully disagree.

"1: God is the universe, or the collective mind of the universe. God is not so much as a personified thing but can manifest itself in the laws and forces of the Universe."

Abrahamic "spiritual" disciplines would reject this notion automatically since "God" is limited "in the laws and forces of the Universe." The notion of "God," in an Abrahamic doctrine would go as far (and further,) to state that the universe bows to their God. The Abrahamic religions take much pride in their God due to the notion that it is not a simplified deity that is only described by "God" and mere story telling. In so much, that any statement made of a "god," is contradicted by the argument "it bows to my God." ex: Why not worship the sun? Because it bows to my God. Why not worship my god? It bows to my God. etc. etc. etc.


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Magick / Re: Love Magick
« on: December 26, 2010, 02:34:07 PM »
I would advise against this path of attracting others entirely, and instead suggest you focus inwardly on realizing and then dealing with the reasons for wanting someone else in your life at all.

~Steve

Classic wisdom

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Magick / Re: Bible of the Undying
« on: December 26, 2010, 02:25:49 PM »
Like the old adage that: if you stare at the moon long enough, you will trigger it to move.

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Magick / Magical Garters
« on: December 26, 2010, 02:19:06 PM »
I remember years ago posting a question about anyone having performed the Creation of the Magical Garters ritual in the Greater Key.

A lot of people had given their opinion, but no one really said.. anything, leading me to realize that they probably had not.

So I ask again, in the past few years, has anyone managed to have created the Magical Garters?

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The best thing you could do is bless as many people as you can from now until the day you die.

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