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This list will serve as the online manifestation of a LHP magickal order-Nothing is set in stone yet, I hope to collaborate with members in the order's development. Thanks to Lilly, Geifodd and Tamara for getting the ball rolling with intros. Suppose I should do the same: My name is Cort Williams, 24 year-old from Iowa(midwest USA). I am rather eclectic in my magickal style, work with chaos sorcery techniques, runes, qabalah, classical myth, I especially enjoy works by kenneth grant, stephen flowers. Consider myself Left-Hand path in my approach, but I think the LHP/RHP distinction doesn't have to take the center stage. In addition to magickal pursuits, have a passion for gangster movies, sci-fi, and enjoying various creature comforts. Forming this group is something I've been thinking of doing for a while. While I have had the opportunity to have some quality occult discussions on-line, I have been looking forward to some magikcal collaboration as well. Did a bit of brainstorming for possible projects, feel more than welcome to add a few of your own ;) Magickal entity design Qliphothic sorcery Demonic evocation/invocation Mythology and Number in magick Infernally yours, Cort aka Cor Scorpii Welcome Aegipan, Su, Myrk. It looks like we have a nice mix of interests here, which is good I think. In other notes, I've added Liber Qliphoth to the files section, now sitting alongside a few things I picked out earlier. Feel free to add files or links relating to your magickal interests, if you like. It looks like some of our membership comes from a chaos background, so I decided to toss out my favorite Hakim Bey quote: "Chaos comes before all principles of order and entropy, it's neither a god nor a maggot, its idiotic desires encompass and define every possible choreograph, all meaningless aethers and phlogistons, its masks are crystallizations of its own facelessness, like clouds...Chaos never died"-Hakim Bey Cort Hello group I would like to take this time to introduce my self. I go by the name Aegipan, I am 31 yrs of age and I live in a small town called Temple in the state of Georgia. I have been studying occult science

the Goetia. who is quite introverted. ugly Hephaestus married to the goddess of love and beauty. we have an impotent god married to the goddess of erotic love.) HEPHAESTUS HOD AND THE AUTOSEXUAL CURRENT The marriage of Hephaestus and Aphrodite always seemed like a bit of a joke-The lame. the creative power of the word). I plan on one day evoking all 72 of these critters and with there help one day write a book about my experience with these Spirits.. Some of you may have seen this before. and the system that interested me the most when I first got in to magic. which again is the power of the craftsman. working with God heads. Therefore. Eight is also the number of the auto-sexual current. I am a solitary magician. the ability to create without the necessity of a sexual partner. His sexual creative power is sublimated into a different form of creative power. Cthulhu mythos. but departed after I started to lean more towards the studies of Kenneth Grant and Austin Spare. I haven't been apart of many magical groups. Hephaestus is impotent-He lacks the traditional means of procreation. the number of Hod. So. Yet. there was a time I affiliated myself with the OTO. Enochian. Cooper. Tyr sacrificed his hand to make his word binding(literally).C. Hephaestus is the craftsmangod. and she was usually off having an affair with Ares. For instance. Being a solitary magician as I am. one of these spirits became a good familiar and gave me a different sigil (not like the one that's in the old manuscripts) to use to conjure him up again. I equate Hephaestus with .for 11 yrs now. The Logos is associated with 8. the physical imperfections of gods indicate a related sphere of influence.e. So far my experiences have been good. According to An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Traditional Symbols by J. PS: I looked over what I had wrote for my introduction and I see that I did use first person a lot using the word (I). Most of my practices revolve around the Qliphoth. Maybe there is more to this than meets the eye. along with what I have offer. The craftsman is associated with the logos(i. that's all there is (I). apologies if I subjected you to this twice . Odin gave up his eye for a different sort of supernatural "sight". But this is ok. inherently creative. Hephaestus never slept with her. because I do love myself. I would like to thank Cort for inviting me to this group and I look forward to seeing what this group has to offer. lameness symbolizes impotence. Often in mythology.

Hod is paired with Netzach on the tree of life. If one keeps thier Will focused and there possibilities Boundless than much may be acomplished that was unforseen . LUMI (who was gonna post more on this-but is in a rush!) Thank you. Much similiar to what I was saying before as to Death.postures and Sex..'meir-krus'... I do see a connection with the death posture/sex magic ideas-The link between sexual desire and the creative impulse. According to Crowley etc... The lame person/god/entity can be seen as existing in both worlds (physical/astral) in much the same way that Janus looks bakwards AND forwards.Magik . and Desire" in the group description. With Hephaestus. Thanxxx .in some branches of english craft it is veiwed as a sign of power( see 'light from the shadows'-gwyn-cappal bann). So perhaps a more fitting symbol for Hephaestus would be the eight-directional chaos star-The frustrated energy extending in all directions from the self.Sphere .. This represents the unidirectionality of the sexual drive-All energy directed in a single direction towards the goal of procreation. Imagination... Myrk.0 umadise and List . manifesting itself as Art. I my... Brilliant umadise!!! . i've read alot recently about the concept of 'lameness'. Cort HELL.. I also suspect there is a mythological correspondence to this situation in Egyptian myth-The dwarf craftsman god Ptah is married to Sekhmet. .eight and Hod.. The symbol of Mars is a circle with an arrow pointing in a upwards-diagonal direction(a not-so-subtle phallic symbol). Good point. Going back to the affair between Ares/Mars and Aphrodite/Venus for a moment-Consider the traditional symbols for Mars or a man. The desire of Hephaestus inflames his imagination. this force is frustrated.. who is sometimes equated with Venus. YRZZZ MyR. Netzach corresponds with Aphrodite/Venus.. the outlet is not the same.phrase here . That's sort of what I was getting at when I mentioned "Will. Lust For No Result is perhapse thee key.self have never read this before but I must say that it opens a most interesting prospect into thee meaning ov thee Chaos. Chumbley's Azoetia talks about 'the formulae of the lame god' in connection with the 14th letter. Hephaestus' wife.. the imagination is manifested by his will as Art/Magick.

. imo). . As a conscious observer the path has been long. Hephaestus' lameness came as a result of being thrown from the heavens by his father or mother-Rather reminescent of lucifer's fall. > The lame person/god/entity can be seen as existing in both worlds > (physical/astral) in much the same way that Janus looks bakwards AND > forwards.. My fondness for Nietzsche. A man must have chaos yet within him to birth a dancing star" For that matter at hand. matter and attraction.'meir-krus'. Chumbley's Azoetia talks > about 'the formulae of the lame god' in connection with the 14th > letter.in some > branches of english craft it is veiwed as a sign of power( see 'light > from the shadows'-gwyn-cappal bann).chaos. > > LUMI > (who was gonna post more on this-but is in a rush!) Interesting-Love to hear more when you have time. You of many and certainly. Seems like craftsmen deities are sometimes viewed as diabolical. as a craftsman god associated with fiery volcanoes(volcano itself a symbol of submerged desire. My interest and practice is vampyrism. "Nea. Hephaestus Hod-the Auto Sexual Current to divulge as well as the 'cosmic trinity'. lameness is sometimes a diabolical attribute-Satan is often depicted with a limp. "Every man and every woman is a Star" To the revelative of self. The Greek archetype 'psyche'.. also similar to the story of the germanic story of Volund the smith. This is quite a 'potential gradient'-'EbonSpire' I am glad to see your reproach as actuator. My pre-occupancy. The Draconian bloodline. It doesn't surprise me that Hephaestus carries some typically demonized attributes. I ensoul Satanism to its fullest. especially if they share their knowledge with humans. 'unusual as wise' perception's and energyutilized as to what 'I will to' presume to be.a group in establishing the 'Vector Equilbrium Matrix'!{bifurcation} This mind/matter interface is also what I presume again. as Nuit declared in the first section of the Book of the Law. the article. molecular shapeshifting. I say unto you.LUMI writes: > i've read alot recently about the concept of 'lameness'.My path is that of the 'Black Art'. In addition to impotence. Verily. Cort Ave and Hail to Cort and members.

" This can be seen in the multitude of primordial pairs of deities: Ouranos and Ge. Apsu and Tiamat. all paradoxes may be reconciled. Fire and Ice. Kenneth Grant describes this concept in Cults of the Shadow." -. Thank you for the extension of invitation. mostly Hermetic.realms of darkness in city dwellings. everything has poles. My departure from the mainstream. Note that in pure duality there is no room for judgment between the two. and then the reversal. Having worked intensive in the fashion and fetish sub-cultural scenes. extremes meet.c. With regard to the photo in the groups discription. The profound and necessarily total change of unity into symmetry and polarity (and its symbolic representations: Horus and Set. A true unity is static and incapable of self-definition.'the life'. which I am trying to recall now and honor.y. is that of a Sabbatical nature.y. such as the groups collective ~chioa Re: referring to I see polarity as a necessary process in the manifestation of the cosmos. described as the author of Earth in its matter/energy/evolutionary configuration.off off bdwy.. From the interaction of the two opposites can come a third option.The Kybalion. As an 'urban practitioner'from n.) The "orderer of the planes and angles' is Yog. but different in degree. etc. and two the polarities involved in its realization. there is only one or the other.Sothoth. everything has its pair of opposites. I sense it as unstatic. though somewhat of a novice I look towards the advancments. as the shaper of energy and matter.. all truths are but half-truths.thirty some years invested in the studies of magick. As soon as there is a subject:"I". likewise in less anthopomorphized forms: Yin and Yang...~ enduring the repercussions of displacement. modeling and choreographing as well as writting playrights from off bdwy. animated and moveing.} Sacred magick and necromancy have been my most prevalent path's. opposites are identical in nature. The computer has broadend the avenues. and from there the possibility of growth and change. requires the development of a subject/object relationship to become intelligible.. when discussing the meaning of the equation 0=2:"Where naught symbolizes the negative unmanifest potential of creation. like and unlike are the same. As with all persuits there is the time to do. Here are a couple of quotes that touch on the subject: "Everything is Dual. In duality . etc-The interaction of two polarized extremes form the basis for the synthesis of other forms. who is. "Duality. residing now in the fingerlakes region of n. there is also an oject:"thou". and cellular re-alignment. Yang and Yin. {what not an opportune time then the summer.

an Adept in the IOT. while I'm busy with Temple work here.) Cort .. There are as many miles of distance between "I" and "not I" as there are points on a one inch line. Everything we see and touch is shaped by the lens of our perception. Just my two cents . from "Commentary on the Seal of the Nine Angles" -Cort Thanks for the invite to this group. But.goetia. writing and personal magick work I do hope to contribute when I can to topics which interest me. which reaches towards the horizon and creates its own vision of the unknown.geometry creates a single extension (a line). Ratatosk.. Su Hmm. aka Fra. I've been practicing chaos magick now for about 13 years.. For those of you who don't know me I'm Josh. both self and not self. in magical terms. Re: referring to And from finding the possibility of options and going the distance.net/ under the articles portion of the website. written a book ("The Paradigmal Pirate"). is to run endlessly towards the horizon. truly other.. a synthesis between I and not I is created. the gift/curse of Prometheus-Set. While we can run the distance. magically speaking. rather than dissolved. thus to find something truly unknown. the psychonaut or intranaut can really fly .. the flame of desire ignites the imagination. Now then. This separation is the source of the black flame of isolate consciousness. by running. an endless process leading towards that deceptively distant "not I". in many forms of LHP ideology." --Michael Aquino.. IOT Administration. even here we are traveling through space on roads of our own will and creation. eventually the limitation of "I" and "I am" gets left behind .The distinction between I and not I is maintained. and you can find some of my writing online at: http://iota. I'm currently working on my 2nd book which is due out in 2005. Thus.

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