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Main Hall / Re: My oh my we are a sad little place
« Last post by Hellblazer on December 03, 2017, 03:49:50 AM »
The question is, who are you, and why should we give a damn?
Because I speak the truth about the self-delusion that is occultism. You haven't much to say as an armchair occultist.
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Main Hall / Re: My oh my we are a sad little place
« Last post by MikeWho 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
« Last post by MikeWho 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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Main Hall / Re: My oh my we are a sad little place
« Last post by Hellblazer on December 02, 2017, 01:22:06 PM »
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.
So who the fuck are you and why should I give a damn?
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Main Hall / Re: Refurbishing the V-Library
« Last post by Rayn on December 02, 2017, 08:53:13 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.

You really don't need to, because a simple program written in Python could do that. In fact, that is sort of how it is done. A program written in Python can be created that combs through site links to determine which ones are broken. In theory, Vecna, Kobok, Mobius, and maybe XIII could write something like this. In the past, I have spoken to Kobok about programming solutions, but if I recall correctly, his response was something about this site being a volunteer site. That was almost two years ago, though, it would it would be easy to implement that. But writing something like that would essentially be like reinventing the wheel, because I am sure there are a lot of code already written for this floating around. In fact, I just looked on GitHub and found a lot of those sort of projects,

Your intention is noble, but altogether meaningless in that you really don't need a community; rather, you simply need one or two good developers... The community sort of already have that, but they just don't do it. You can combine spider bots with some Machine Learning to automatically build up a library of sorts where you can supplement that with user feedback to identify places where it sort of failed. I know how to do this but so does Vecna. The moderators are capable of doing this all by themselves with minimal effort, but for whatever reason, they don't.

If you want to do this, though, here are my suggestions:

Learn how to program
Learn a language that allows you to comb through links and identify ones that yield response codes that are not 200(I prefer Python for this but most scripting languages will do)
Combine that with a Machine Learning API(I think it is impractical for you to learn it all by yourself) albeit I have no experimented with Machine Learning API's out there for this purpose, for it has been for other purposes
Since this is a Wiki, you should be able to alter the links, and if not, PM whatever to Kobok


I really could not care less about this community and I really could not care less about getting people interested in occultism, so the reason why I gave the above responses was to get you interested in something that I really am interested in and want people to be more interested in; artificial intelligence, programming, and discrete mathematics, which you would implicitly be using. I want more people interested in STEM, so if working on an occultic forum can spark that, I am for it
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Psionics / Journey into the subconscious. Part 2. (English subtitles)
« Last post by djek on December 02, 2017, 06:43:19 AM »
The sequel of movie where the main character travels into dream in search for truth.
https://youtu.be/EyP8nnF7rNY
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Magick / Re: What are your magical pains & problems?
« Last post by MikeWho 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
« Last post by MikeWho 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
« Last post by MikeWho 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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Spirituality / Re: Eastern spiritual alchemy paths
« Last post by Steropes on November 27, 2017, 07:38:15 PM »
Depends on the lineage in question - the Mao-Shan sect of Taoism practice a type of light gazing which is virtually identical to the Thogal/Rainbow body practices of Dzogchen. Other sects emphasis working with the central channel to refine the elixir of immortality. Then of course there are external alchemic methods which extend life - The "Premium Ens Melissa" of Paracelsus fame being the most well known example within western alchemy.
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