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Spirituality / Century of the Self
« on: October 17, 2015, 09:50:00 PM »
I had a great convo with my brother today, about the Century of the Self and everything we've lost, as well as a few things we've gained as we've become increasingly self-obsessed. Besides depression sky-rocketing and self-aggrandizing becoming expected in our society, one of the big things I observed was how spirituality has become such an inward quest. We seem to ask ourselves more inward questions like "Who am I?" or "What is my path?" As opposed to the more community centered quests of centuries before like, "What religion is best for my family?" or "Do I see this religion making the world a better place?"

Do you all thing this is a good shift? If so, do you think the consciousness of humanity will shift back to a more community-based perspective eventually?

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That's beautiful Ruhdelen, thanks for sharing. It reminds me that we're all on a path to the divine, some paths are just faster than others.

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Magick / Re: You & Your School
« on: March 07, 2012, 11:38:17 AM »
1. TDS
2. Still a part of TDS.
3. Oh man! Ramose and Veos have proven to be the most supportive, loving and life-changing people I've ever met (and I've been around). They consistently change my world. Right now I'm going through an especially hard and humbling time in my life and I know I would have given up long ago if I didn't have the direction and encouragement of Ramose and Veos so consistently.
The practices are like nothing you can ever find in a book or online and they have the power of real masters who created them so when you do them you can feel that they are really alive and intelligent and working on you the same way a spiritual master would work on you. On top of the amazing high exercises they give spiritual transmissions and experiences to anyone who is willing to visit. As long as you've proven that you are committed by completing the Probationer Class (which doesn't cost any money). So you can test the teachings and practices for yourself and visit real and true teachers of the universal path without having to pay for the Aspirant Class. You do have to pay to visit but that's obviously necessary because of the logistics of feeding and housing people.

Basically, if you're serious about learning the high sciences, TDS is for you. If you don't really want to go for the goal or you think you aren't ready, it probably isn't.

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Magick / Re: Limits of Magick
« on: August 13, 2009, 02:51:18 PM »
Starting under the precept that we all understand God to be the creator of this world and that he holds absolute authority over everything within it's limitless confines, we must remind ourselves of what a magician's goal is. What is his vision of the summit?

True magic, like that which is taught by Prophecy and Veos holds that "The Magician sees his highest ideal, his highest duty and his holiest goal, in becoming one with the deity; in becoming a God-man." - Franz Bardon

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Main Hall / Re: Re-V-Con
« on: December 09, 2008, 01:07:24 PM »
Prophecy requested that I post a general outline of the weekend so those who attended can comment on their experiences.

Friday

Fireblade arrived a week and a half before V-con and was/is a joy to have for so long.

Dutie arrived mid-day and we all enjoyed a little relaxation and practice.

Veos paid us a short in the afternoon.

Hech and Entity left around 5 pm to pick up Taaraka and Wushi from their respective airports.

All four of them arrived at the house around 10 pm, just as Sister, Shorty, Fireblade, Dutie, gimel_samech, and Prophecy were making their way out to the fire. We all gathered around as Sister and Shorty made us a healthy fire to last through the offering.

After some short introductions Prophecy gave a general description of the mechanics and procedures of the fire sacrifice which cleansed us and prepared our bodies and minds to recieve the full benifit of a guru's gift.

Then we all went inside to socialize and get ready for bed. Those who were there can comment on how they slept that night.


Saturday
The next morning we practiced and had breakfast and enjoyed some quality time with our fellow students.

Then Prophecy sat down with us to discuss our experiences up to that point.

Veos and Rae0011 arrived around 12 pm, just in time to enjoy a nice luch and pleasent conversation. Topics including but in no way limited to, Franz Bardon, the misconceptions of the masses and the sacrificing of Norwegians. Which are all recently popular topics in our house.

After lunch we socialized some more as we waited to digest. Chess was by far the most popular past time of the weekend.

Then around 5 pm we went outside for our first Solar Yoga lesson by Veos.

Then we all came back inside and enjoyed some nice, enlightening, shaktipat from Veos.

Shortly after Veos and Rae0011 had left Prophecy emerged from that cave he calls a room and we all had Dinner and socialized until were digested enough to practice and/or go to bed.

After Dinner Tempest Desh arrived and joined the fun.


Sunday
On Sunday we enjoyed some nice morning practice and then another Solar Yoga lesson, this time from Prophecy.

Afterwards we all went inside, sat down and had a lecture from Prophecy about the History of the Divine Science, which I personally found extremely informative despite the many times I have heard it in the past.

Then we all practiced and had a light breakfast, spent time with each other and practiced, had a light lunch, and had some more social and practice time.

Prophecy then suprised us all with a little Nature Yoga before we had our last official Solar Yoga session.

Veos and Rae0011 arrived on the tail end of our Solar Yoga session.

We all went inside and had a wonderful Q&A with both Prophecy and Veos.

Dutie had to leave us just before dinner. He was missed for the remainder of V-Con.

For dinner, Prophecy had another suprise. All twelve of us went out to dinner at our favorite local Sushi restaraunt. It was quite a scene.

Then we went home and had another Q&A with Prophecy and Veos. This time around a booming camp fire on a near freezing night.

After Veos and Rae0011 had left us Prophecy rounded out the night with his third suprise, an enlightenting session of shivapat.


I would love to tell you all that V-Con ended on magical note, but fortunately for us, it hasn't seemed to have ended at all. Everyone is still at the house, enjoying the odd combination of almost complete lack of privacy and a potent sense of peace.

Now, this is just a general outline. I will be relying on the attendees to fill in the blanks from their own point of view. Thank you all.

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Magick / Re: Frabato
« on: December 09, 2008, 11:32:13 AM »
luxusfox, that letter does not in any way suggest that the events described in the book were false.

Tsumaru, faith does not refer to the state of being blind, only the ability to admit that you really are blind and despite this inherent handicap you will still move forward and find your way.

Tsumaru, Franz Bardon's scientific works were not in question, though even those take a degree of faith for the average man.

And lastly, and perhaps most importantly, if we take the novel Frabato to be truthful: Then there is nobody in this world who is not due the teachings of the "first five pages of the Book of Wisdom", and it was Bardon's duty to publish these "completely unveiled and without the use of symbols". Indeed, he attempted to reject this duty on grounds much like your post speaks of:
Quote from: Franz Bardon
How can I now disclose the Holy Mysteries to immature men? I have always been especially devoted to silence. How can I now cast pearls before swine and set free that light which will burn all those who are not mature?
So if Frabato is not all fantastical fiction, and if Bardon's introduction to IIH is not an outright lie... then the idea that the novel is occult teachings disguised for the sake of the law of silence and so forth simply cannot be true.

Franz Bardon was a genious in his writings. His method of writing reflects the consecutive veils of secrecy that only such a student of nature as he could possibly replicate. As anyone ,who has read the theory section of Initiation Into Hermetics once, practice consistently for a number of months, then gone back and read it again, can attest, the quantity and quality of one's understanding can drastically change with his or hers own evolution. This is the reason one of the thirteen most evolved beings in the White Brotherhood had to be the one to right these books, which appear to be just step by step instructions if taken at face value.

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Magick / Re: Frabato
« on: December 08, 2008, 11:18:14 AM »
There is a very simple explanation for why both Frabato the Magician and the Gospels have come to lack adequate sources. We have all heard of the Law of Silence, but just in case some have forgotten, here's a quote from my mentor to remind us:

The Law of Silence is better understood when it is not simply called "the law of silence," but when the law itself is spelled out.  This is the Law of Silence: "To give to no man what is not his due, but to withold from no man that which is."

How do you give the deepest and truest esoteric secrets to every man in the world to which they are due while withholding them from those who are not ready yet. In the pre-internet world, the best way to get information to the masses was to put it in a book. But then how do you make sure those precious pearls are only read by those who are ready. The answer was simple, FAITH!!! That's right, the dreaded faith that so many have put aside for more reliable, more tangible, more real... beliefs. Only the Divine could come up with such a simple answer to such a seemingly impossible question. Only the absolute could create a rule which no man can break. Only the All could create a veil so beautiful and full-proof as this.

Only the ones with the ability to see beyond the physical, with the bravery to take that first step into a dark and mysterious world, only the ones with the maturity to admit that there is a lot that they don't know are able to read and understand the beautiful truths that god rewards us with if we but put aside our sight and admit that we are blind.

Faith is not easy, but then, we wouldn't really want it to be, would we?

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Magick / Re: Frabato
« on: December 08, 2008, 10:26:30 AM »
This made me wonder, how much of Frabato is fact and how much is fiction? Which parts are based on true events and which parts are made up?

Well, in a letter by Votavova to one student of Bardon's books, she had to read 40 pages of Frabato to find something accurate.

So, you can imagine the amount of false information in that book...

You can see her letter in this link: http://www.geocities.com/franzbardon/fb_news.html

Sorry lexusfox but that page does not seem to be working. Please provide a viable source.

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Magick / Time and Space?
« on: May 26, 2008, 07:21:18 AM »
It's really funny that for thousands of years, thousands of spiritualists have known there is no time and space. But it took an absolute mathematical genius with his impossible mathematics and physics to prove to the masses that their might not be time and space.

What else do we know that will be discovered by scientist in our lifetime?

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Body Energy Arts / Re: Aura size, and color
« on: May 15, 2008, 02:39:35 PM »
The aura is sensible. It is just of a finer substance. It's the same difference as trying to photograph gamma rays compared to visible light.

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Body Energy Arts / Re: Aura size, and color
« on: May 14, 2008, 07:24:36 PM »
Nice Aura :wink:

How you photographed the aura might help the wise men and women around here figure this extremely interesting question.

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The Cafeteria / Re: Post what you feel about the member above you
« on: May 13, 2008, 01:57:18 PM »
I love Kichara. But what's not to love. It's really unfair when you think about it. How am I supposed to resist loving someone who puts up with handicap kids stating the obvious all day. And at the same time survived a childhood with a father who also stated the obvious way too much.

I'm also a big fan of trees and light.

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Hello and Goodbye / Re: Farewell
« on: May 13, 2008, 12:08:27 PM »
I just now saw this topic and because I did not even know you when it was started, I am eternally thankful you didn't leave completely.

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Poetry / :D
« on: May 13, 2008, 05:39:31 AM »
The time we spend in meditation
The peace we feel in pain
The light that comes when darkness folds
The pieces peeled away

The child's heart we held at bay
We fight to find each day
The life we tried so hard to make,
Now leads us all astray

The time we spend in meditation
The hardening of our thoughts
The soft still eyes look for the sun
On the high cool mountain top

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Magick / Re: Dragon magick?
« on: May 12, 2008, 09:40:17 AM »
Cool analogy!!! It has special meaning for me because I just got done watching a special on geology. They talked about how the highest mountains are usually the newest and least balanced as far as ecology goes.

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