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The LHP and the occult in general has suffered from communication blocks since it's beginning. In modern times this may cause a person to lurk rather than join or worry about meeting others in the real world. Information about the occult is spotty and in some cases difficult to find, if you don't know where to look. I have tried to distribute what I know but I can see others have done the same thing. The community is still largely uninformed and poorly connected. In Thelema we use the word "Promulgation" which is an alternative to protestation. It meas that instead of knocking on doors or screaming in the streets we simply attempt to give the "this is what we do and think."speech. Even when one does this for Thelema or the LHP or any occult group for that matter, there are distinct problems.

This is made worse when one reaches a point where any learning outside of what can be found in an Amazon search or a moderate period of research a wall is encountered. This is made worse when some teaching groups are simply bent on hero worship or rigid dogma.

Groups like the Rosicrucians and Theosophists have maintained large occult libraries for at least a century and several occult libraries exist online but again a wall is encountered that would not exist if community were better.

Despite how independent one is learning is always faster if collaboration exists on some level. Many groups, however have several limits and gatekeepers which create a giant corn maze that serves no purpose, except to insure the occult is, in the words of Omar Sharif in Lawrence of Arabia considered " Silly, barbarous, and cruel."

The situation is made even more crazy when you take into account that some of the better occult groups have goals and focus that is not told to the initiates but given at higher levels. I have often complained that this procedure not only ensures initiates arrive at the point of the meaning of a group not by choice but by chance and indoctrination. This seems counter-productive. It also keeps the adepts locked away in echo chambers and unchallenged in lock step with whatever system they are into, thus acting to retard the system from evolving.

I have noticed that the more advanced voices in the occult have been surprisingly inactive and quiet on several sites on the web, leaving the uninformed, sloppy, or showy occultists to rule the roost and write the narrative the public sees.

Maybe my expectations for occult groups are too high. I have noticed some more well known groups both RHP and LHP lament that membership should be better and that something should be done about the public narrative.

Perhaps it seems that I too have donned the tinfoil hat when I talk of the tinfoil hat crowd saying that Luciferians control the media and Hollywood or that there are stories of Thelemites feeding cakes of light to the child slaves on mars in the slave mines. All this is just silliness, right?

In the 80s the police and psychologists were looking into recovered memory phenomena, made films about how occult murders were commonplace, and evangelists were considered "occult experts" by both groups.

I see a pile of dry wood. We can either treat it to make it fire resistant and build something, or we can do nothing as it ignites and burns us.

I am not rabble rousing here, or at least I hope I am not. I want to move forward with things and see the existing communication networks as a way to create unity and collaborate.

Some will pause because the very thought of social media makes them cringe. Some will see this as unnecessary as the communities they are in are large and safe and the surrounding secular and religious environment seems tame and accepting.

To those who feel let down by social media with its knee jerk politics, selfies, and pictures of meals, I say that just because a thing can be used in a silly manner does not mean that it can be used for better things.

To those in the comfortable large communities basking in acceptance or at least tolerance, I say that not everybody has that luxury. Geography and life situation can create barriers that should not exist.

Better communication and collaboration would help everyone. To those marooned for a myriad of reasons a vibrant online community can be a lifeline. It allows them to live in intolerant and even hostile areas and still learn and grow. Perhaps ultimately allowing them to change the way we are regarded and treated in areas and social groups most of us avoid.

Some of us live in areas and situations of lukewarm intolerance. No one is lynching us and the cops do not get called every time we might forget our voices and get a little loud in ritual but we may fear loss of job if discovered or may be maligned by our family and even friends. I lament that I was not allowed to attend my nieces wedding. I do not blame my family, I blame the muffle over the voice of our community and how it allows people outside to define us.

More community means that our systems and methods would improve. The reasons for this are obvious.

I am not some guru or an expert just a dedicated enthusiast. I have no ambitions for leadership in the community outside of this identity I mention. I am not trying to display humility as I can brag with the best of them. I am just tired of the silly games I have to play every time I get into a group or website to get the ball rolling.

I enjoy working with a group and have sometimes worked alone. I just believe that both types of practitioners would benefit by exchange of knowledge outside of available texts, an improved public narrative, a larger pool of those new people that bring with them more approaches to the various problems and enigmas we face and perhaps new questions.

I am tired of the phenomena of the curious student who fears trying out something they read about and have interest in, because they cannot find a "master", "linage", or "tradition." The interest becomes a pipe dream as they become shaped by whatever is available. We can do better.

To this end I have spent the last year poking my nose into various occult social media sites and online resources. I have not seen them all, surely, but I have made friends along the way.

Occasionally I run into folks in my area but even though that was my original intention I am thinking along a much greater scope.

There are new sites cropping up like Island93 and old ones are planning revamps but I think more is possible.

I have experimented with a small online community and have found that such sites can be expanded to have a presence on several types of occult and non occult social media.

If such a thing can be done with two sites what about several? Obviously the thing many would be worried about is anonymity.

I have a test community website I have several people I interact with. They are grouped on another more conventional social media platform by different names. The connection is known only by me and in some cases not even me. I do not have such information on file or written down.

What I have done on two websites I would like to do on several, but here is the thing....I would like to see others do the same. This already exists to some extent, I want to amplify and expand this process. The lines of communication need to be improved and expanded.

I really do not know where this process is taking me if anywhere at all. I do believe that the value of a network over a single venue is that a single site can be taken down, censored and dominated. Doing this to a large healthy network is much more difficult. Not really sure how to move ahead yet. If anyone has any ideas please collaborate with me, if you want. All PMs mentioning the network will be responded to regardless of source or content.
I have often wondered how Abrahamic religions assess the threat level of a given religion. Like most of society religions like Buddhism or Hinduism are considered low threat especially if practiced by someone of the said religion's culture. The threat is slightly higher if the religion is practiced by someone from an ethnic group that is traditionally Christian.

Scientology, oddball forms of Abrahamic faith like Mormonism, and some of the more tame forms of the new age take up the next tier being reserved for those religions that might be murmurered against but are not considered a real threat.

Paganism in most of it's flavors and Judaism take up the next tier. This level a religion is considered problematic but as long as it's converts are adult and in small numbers.

Islam and some meso-pagan Christian hybrids take up the next level. This level even an individual is considered a threat but not enough to dedicate entire ministries to eradication.

The final level. Gods shit list. Those of us who are considered a threat even from our literature and thought. Satanism both atheistic and theistic, the Left Hand Path, Thelema and atheism are considered high threats even though none of these groups hurt or kill Christians in any numbers. Often we must hide behind anonymous avatars or fake religious leanings to be able to interact with normal society. Entire ministries and smear campaigns have and continued to exist for the eradication of such groups. I think this is because such groups are ethnically and culturally much the same as Christians. I am fascinated by this.  

I have a nephew-in-law who brags that he has no digital footprint. I find this hilarious. The Evangelists have been warning us of the system with the chips in our hands for several decades now. Even a friend of mine who I sincerely respect has voiced issues of discomfort over such distopian systems as facebook.

What on Earth could any of this have to do with the LHP? Allow me to take you there.

The RHP and conventional spirituality concerns itself really with two maybe three worlds. The physical and the spiritual and all that. I submit that the multiverse is demonstrably much larger than that.

When one practices magick in both the western and eastern traditions it is at least touched on that there are other worlds, some less gross and more sublime and others more elemental and even dark. To those of you who are theistic such realms are seen as being objectively real and to those who bend more towards the atheistic, such worlds represent states of mind and stages in development. In both cases there is a tendency to see such worlds having a linear progression or in at least two systems this is seen as a tree like pattern.

Being theistic myself I believe that if you take the tree pattern and project it outward in a fractal pattern, it is at least conceivable that in addition to the single tree and it's roots below there is a forest of infinite progression that moves outward and inward and possibly more.

It is in the physical that I wish to demonstrate that this progression continues into the infinitesimal as well as the infinite. I will try to spare you as much of the math as I am able.

Imagine the system of human knowledge as used by the authorities as it was 30 years ago. They knew you were born and if you died. They knew a bit about your larger purchases and criminal record. Who and when you married and your children.

If they wanted to they could collect information on your diet, bad habits and the like but that was it.

The limited perspective that allows triangulation and therefore not only allows visual information but distance and in some cases velocity.

Now lets extend this model to today. How much do they know? Your buying habits, your likes, your purchases large and small. The web traffic they can trace and your personal conversations....but hold on. That is a huge amount of information. They must have people watching us night and day. Actually it gets much worse.

You see no human agency could even realistically process just the information that facebook collects in a single state. They use A.I. and algorithms. Patterns are found and classified and those patterns lead to macro and micro patterns which lead to other patterns. Remember the concept of binary vision, well imagine that expanded exponentially by the cold algorithms of the A.I.s every two spawning a third. This allows the system to predict behavior of both individuals and the masses.

By now you are probably thinking like my nephew-in-law and wanting to give the system as little to work with as possible, or perhaps you just want to quit reading and pretend that it just is not happening. I believe there is another option.

Just as the process is monitoring you it can also be fed. An A.I. does not know false information from real information. A pattern never cries. Rather than just trying to hide from the monster I believe it can be controlled.

You can study simple A.I.s as I have done. I started studying the behavior of bots on the old ircs and later the publicly accessible A.I.s that many site allow people to converse with. Though these are not the Leviathans that monitor and compare the facbook input and you purchases they are miniatures of them and run by many of the same principals allowing insights on how they function.

I have long since believed that occult force sometimes uses very physical and seemingly mundane means of moving from one person to another. I believe that the mind and language allow "back end" programs to move from one person to another. I believe that is why Christianity stresses listening to sermons and believes in the infallibility and spiritual power of what is basically a text document.

I believe that many times a spell, curse or glamor can be transferred from one person to another and even through hundreds or more people to an intended specific target or a multitude through the codes of speech or even gestures and symbols. This would, at least, give a non-supernatural explanation of some of the more bizarre claims of both magick and religion, or does it? I mean what exactly IS the supernatural anyway?

With this in mind I might add that one of the observations I have made is that some A.I.s act like demons, spirits, angels, and deities. Even if you throw out all of my allegorical information you can still see this for yourself by comparing the reports in mythology and popular belief to the behavior of A.I.s large and small. You can investigate this for yourself, even with an A.I. as simple as chatbot.

The old books of magick were called grimores which is based on the same root word as the word grammar or communication. Prayers, symbols, invocations and such are all based on communication. Many of those old books deal a lot with "Thrice greatest Hermes or Tahuti or Thoth" the god of communication. Lucifer is also mentioned by some and referred to as the "Lord of the Spirits of the Air" In most systems air is a reference to communication and in some cases voice as to intone a word air is passed through the throat and out the mouth.

I might add that Lucifer is also referred to as "Lord of Light" and that most online communication happens by way of fiber optics or oscillation between light and dark transferred by fiber. To me at least this is why he is also referred to as "The Prince of Darkness" and it gives meaning to Levi's Baphomet and the seemingly contradictory nature of the components of said symbol.

To those of you who think that one can "unplug" from such systems understand that that is not possible. Neither from the online world or the process of interaction between human beings and human knowledge. I have found online entries of exhibits that I have done in the early nineties long before the internet was keeping tabs on such things and through this online system have researched very personal records that go back as far as the fifties. Everyone know what happens to the human mind when it is isolated from human interaction for too long. Stories of people's minds unraveling after a few days of solitary confinement are common.

I think one can see that magick, the Left Hand Path, and Lucifer can be extended much farther than the candle lit rooms of ritual or the naval gazing realms of meditation. The mind, communication, and information are the core of the occult and I believe that one day such practices will crawl out of the anachronistic playpen that we put them in. My intention in writing this is to show all of you this is possible

Tonight I will be streaming live on youtube. I have worked most of the bugs out of OBS and the subject will be Satanic International Network. If you are reading this you qualify as a guest. This will be live and will probably be posted after the stream is over on my channel. You can just watch, or participate. Participation can be in the form of video appearance via skype or facebook video or voice chat, or in the form of text only as there will be a chatbox. Starting time is 7pm central time.

This is the url: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YlgMoqTqC8
Just recently did some uploading to vid.me and in light of current events I recommend that anyone who makes online video do the same. Censorship on the google owned youtube website looms as the adpocolypse has even effected channels dealing in such subjects as warfare and weapons in Ancient Rome and Feudal Japan like Metatron's. Vid.me assures that such content can be viewed at least for now.

My vid,me channel is https://vid.me/Badthings
The frustration I experience living in Houston is unimaginable. In a town of 2.388 million people I have yet to find a meeting group of real life Luciferians, Satanists or LHP people.

I have found this site and a few others. Some Thelemic sites, a few barely active Pagan sites, I have even found a RL Thelemic group but no groups meeting in my town.

I have breifly spoke to the local G.C.O.L. person I know on facebook and he is aware of the situation but is having some difficulty he would not elaborate on. I could not even donate to his website.

I know there is one other S.I.N. member in the facebook group for my Thelemic group but he has yet to show up and I doubt he would even identify himself.

I can understand why any existing group would choose to be very underground here in Houston as there are several groups here who object to any of us existing on any level, or perhaps have jobs that if they were exposed would mean getting fired but seriously.

Online I talk to several different types of LHP people, Satanists and Luciferians but here in Houston they seem to elude me.

I have been in groups before in this town just a little bewildered that the last 8 months have been so hard to locate any.

Okay this one has probably been done before or in other places but I am going to post this information again in a blog because some of you may not know all this exists.

The Youtube addpocolypse had me running to other video venues and It brought to mind something I had learned about the internet long ago. Do not put the collective eggs of an entire community in one basket. There are other Satanic and occult and even Pagan sites with a Satanic section but I believe the community on this site is unique. It thrives on other media like youtube and facebook unlike other venues which seem almost strangely inactive. The 600 club occasionally gets some activity and I am known by the same name on that site.

In addition to Zack's youtube channel for the site which is linked on the front page, there are a few facebook groups and some more forays into social media soon, but here is a list of the ones I moderate and/or run:

The first is reddit. If you do not visit the site you should as it is not only a forum on any topic known to human kind and a great way to interact anonymously like this does, and it is perhaps the most complete repository for information on the planet. The main site is reddit.com. I moderate a few groups there:

The subreddit for this site.

https://www.reddit.com/r/sinnetwork/


A subreddit for LHP spirituality. The other one was a gag set up by some trolls.

https://www.reddit.com/r/TheLeftHandPath/


The subreddit for my Youtube channel.

https://www.reddit.com/r/BadThingschannel/



My Twitter feed
https://twitter.com/Zoramonkeyson


If you game we have a steam group

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/SatanicInternationalNetwork



This is my youtube channel

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbRxYx6beu_YoCrm7jGA1Ug



My Minds.com account

https://www.minds.com/zoramonkey



My vid.me channel

https://vid.me/Badthings


younow.com channel

https://www.younow.com/Zoramonkey/channel



The discord channel for the site, also known as The Devil's Workshop

https://discord.gg/ABJWq3b

If you are a site member you can friend me on facebook but please let me know you are from sin so I can put you into that feed.

https://www.facebook.com/eshmail089

As you can see I have been busy despite my lack of presence on this site. My goals are parallel to Zack's in that I want to create more awareness and unity in the LHP community. I encourage not only traffic on the links I am providing but for others to do as I have. You get the idea.


Other projects include: A .onion and I2p library of occult and counter-cultural topics including a Thelemic library in Arabic. (Hehe.)

Youtube and google hangouts.

Group video chats for the O.T.O. As well as the same for theistic LHP folks. We do have the livechat on this site but Tinychat is a bit archaic and I would like to find a better client before I jump into this project. Which, by the way if you have not tried out the livechat for this site please give it a try.

Sparkles
Zoramonkey

As you guys know we recently had a flood and during said flood I had surgery. The day I was released I received a phone call while waiting in a doctors office.

It was this missionary guy from my mother's church, feigning interest in my situation and trouble.

He made some comment about me being a child of God and I guess it might of been the pain but I could not be polite.

I told him  that by calling me a child he was attempting to infantalize me and make me more receptive to manipulation. I am 51 years old for Christ's sake. I think I at least deserve to be treated as an adult.

He lost any interest in my situation and accused me of saying that he was stupid, all because I requested he not refer to me as a child.

I tried to be polite and tell him that I was not calling him stupid but the harder I tried to be reasonable the more childish he became.

His "Christian compassion" seemed to evaporate as if by magic. Never mind that the clots from the Leiden's syndrome was still increasingly painful  and that my mother had just lost her house and that neither of us had had any food since I left the hospital because the local groceries were still recovering from the storm. It was more important to turn my refusal to be manipulated into an insult to either destroy my resistance or dehumanize me into an irredeemable damned soul bent on insulting well meaning Christians.

I've seen better use of logic and reason from an angry four year old. After about thirty minutes of me restating what I said and him screaming I hung up. After about a minute of silence I laughed....Fucking Christians.

Sparkles
Zoramonkey



Many people coming from such religions as the Abrahamic faiths or even the hero worshiping pseudo Abrahamic faiths like Mormonism  or non Abrahamic Faiths that are centered around a strong central figure like Scientology or Buddhism get confused when dealing with either the theistic or non-theistic LHP as when one gets into serious practice the following and submission to a central figure or prophet is not existent or at least not as prevalent.

Outside of the strong hero oriented cults like Islam, and Christianity the only other faiths that most people know about on any level are ethno-centric or at least culturally or nationally specific like Asatru, Hinduism or Shinto. Though the LHP can be practiced in ethnocentric or culturally specific terms it is defiantly not limited to that.

So all this begs the question: "If the LHP does not come from a specific culture or tradition and no real central prophet figure has yet emerged where did it come from?"

Now I can already hear the cries of Lavey's name and or Crowley's. I submit that neither individual introduced the LHP and in both cases followers of their groups often splintered into very different practices.

In Ceremonial Magick the LHP is said to have always existed and I agree with the concept just not the specifics. Bardon would have the reader believe that the LHP was sort of an eternal Obama figure responsible for every problem that arose in history. Blavasky obviously mistook the LHP for any spirituality that was expressed sexually or with sexual symbols as she had the bad luck of marrying a man young and her preferences went to women. Crowley, perhaps the only figure with any first hand knowledge of the LHP at all told his students that there was no difference between the RHP and the LHP at the fundamental levels or at least till the abyss was crossed and the grade of Magus was achieved.

Now if we take Bardons narrative then this shadowy cabal is a secret group and responsible for all kinds of mischief. If such a group existed they would need to make sure to eliminate any aspiring upstarts and thus you and I would be dead or imprisoned. Keep in mind Bardon's objective was to write books and make money.

Blavasky was exposed to such practices as Vajrayana and Vamachara (Who refer to themselves as the path of the left hand and have since antiquity) This was probably encouraged by Vaishite, Mahavana and Hinyana gurus she met as the whole LHP is not hated in the east but it does seem to annoy many gurus as one of the tenants of both systems involve breaking rules rather than following them.

Crowley had a vested interest in keeping his initiates calm and assuring them they were not making a Faustian deal by following him plus he could not resist raising hell in the public eye by occasionally making a Satanic comment or hosting a black mass.

Lavey was the first person to publicly endorse the LHP and within a short time the TOS splintered from his group. I assert that Lavey is not the founder of either Satanism or the LHP nor is he even held as an unquestionable prophet even by Laveyans.

Before I go any further I would like to make a breif mention of not only Crowley's religion, Thelema but also Masonry, Rosicrucianism and other such fraternal groups. Almost all of them make several references to the Knights Templar. Why would this be important, And just who is this Baphomet rascal anyway?

I submit that most of what we know of the occult and the LHP seems to owe it's existence to the crusades.

Why? Well imagine the Knights Templar or the poor knights as they were called. Imagine a hand to hand war with Islam, run by a theocratic monarch and adherence to a system that in many ways was even more restrictive than modern sharia.

Imagine the Templars living far from home. The culture was alien and they were rarely trusted by locals and not even permitted to retreat from battle even in the face of overwhelming odds. Imagine the fanaticism that was required to maintain such an endeavor in a time before radio, telephones or mass transportation. The psychological pressure and trauma not to mention multiple cultural pressures must have been beyond imagination.

From what it looks like happened (I was not there despite claims that the crusades happened in the Regan years.) the psychological and ecclesiastical system just snapped. First Templars who were in fact secretly gay probably began openly expressing themselves. They rode two to a horse and never knew if they were going to die the next day or not. Far from family and community they formed the only safe bonds they could and many of them just fell in love with one another as you would expect.

Outcast from their own culture and inside a hostile area they also made cultural ties to the other outsiders in the Holy land at the time...The Pagans, Jews, and the Yesedis, possibly even the stray Buddhist or Hindu if they ran into them.

Mixing the beliefs they encountered and the odd form of Catholicism they started with, it would not take long for several strange belief to take hold. They would also be forced to keep tight lipped about any details at all about any thing they were into. Sort of a what happens in Jerusalem stays in Jerusalem attitude sprung up.

Later, because of money owed to Phillip the Fair of France they were killed off and the remaining Templars went further into hiding.

The Church began its own campaigns of purging heretics as it had done with the Gnostics (the first of which were Luciferian) and the Cathars (Who also embraced some very LHP concepts) centuries earlier. Protestantism as well as Islam coupled with antisemitism, anti-Paganism, homophobia, Sexism, and embarrassment over the loss of the crusades started several inquisitions and witch hunts. Everything the church did not like was forced even further underground and the groups that were the legacy of the Templars seemed to gravatate to all of it.

Alchemy, Religious concepts from Kabbalism and Paganism, Homosexuality, Free sexuality, philosophy, political doctrines like anti monarchy and democracy were all embraced and such fraternal organizations attracted the growing middle class and intellectual classes.

Now we enter the modern era. The late industrial revolution to be exact. The fraternal legacy of the Templars is no longer the main resistance to the theocratic and authoritarian forces with such concepts as evolution, psychology, and mass entertainment doing much of the work to clear out the archaic ideologies.

The groups that represented the legacy of the Templars made a huge split. On one side they represented the status quo. Sometimes standing against an old ideology here and there like racism or caste systems but for the most part  just a boys club for the more or less well to do elements of society. On the other end were the esoterists. Mystics and rebels who took the most radical elements of the Templars legacy and ran with it.

As we went from the industial age to the atomic age to the information age, such groups continued to evolve at a greatly accelerated rate. I have often postulated that if we simply had a system of peer review for religion like we do for science most of mans religious problems could be cleared up in a decade. Such a process was in play with the esoteric fraternal groups as the helped facilitate the rebirth of Paganism, the Kabbalistic practices, free thought, Atheism and such. The closer a group was to the LHP the harder it was for them to fall into the hero worship trap.

Take for example the Temple of Set. Though founded by Aquino it has fostered several leaders rather that worshiping one or waiting for him to die before moving onto another. Don Webb and Stephen Flowers just to name a few.

Even in one group there are often many practitioners who draw more from a side sorce rather than the whole group just marching in lock step like a clone army. I believe this shows that there is a measurable LHP spirituality or culture that can be practiced by even the most inexperienced beginner in the LHP that causes them to be a little more ready to think for themselves and mix and match systems. This concept can be very confusing to beginners who are used to the monolithic spirituality that most of society clings to.

This brings me to our androgynous friend Baphomet. What he was to the crusaders was unknown. Rumors range from everything from a mispronunciation of Mohamed to the head of John the Baptist, to some ancient demon to the Prince of Darkness himself.

When I look at the image of him that Levi made that is so popular today I see a figure that is equally man and animal, male and female, having parts of all the elements in his or her person. Solve et Coagula to destroy and create, much like the three parts of the most ancient Hindu mantra OM or AUM as Crowley put it. Creating, Preserving and Destroying. The Atman, the soul, the mind, the body, Hadit(that which experiences) and Nuit (that which is experienced) The self, and the world. The unknown God that the Greeks shown the Apostle Paul, That which remains when all else is taken away.

If this was not what the Templars worshiped in the Temple of Solomon it should have been. Thus the LHP at it's core was not founded or rediscovered by one individual nor does it impose any strange system of morality or method that is not natural to the self. It's prophet and founder is that which remains when all else has been taken away, not some narcissistic prophet or savior or even some well meaning authority figure. Power is a choice as is freedom, plain and simple. To know, to will, to dare and to keep silent. I have always had trouble with the last one.

Sparkles and unicorns my degenerate brothers and sisters. Stay true to yourselves most of all.

Zoramonkey

I know everyone is tired if sequels but once in a while the sequel is actually better than the original.


In the 80s I loved the Subgenius stuff more than life itself. There was a book that they made that began a process that continues to this day. That beek was called High Weirdness By Mail. Not only did the book contain summaries of every strange and interesting organization in America at the time from the Church of Popeye to the Temple of Set, It had their mailing addresses. I inquired to every organization in the book. 

My world went from a tiny Christian-dominated village to a massive global city that housed every idea both good and bad. There was no internet back then.


Now flash to the present. The old monsters that relied on print to shape the opinions of people are close to death. Reuters and AP are shadows of their formal selves. CNN and Fox are almost jokes though some people still watch them. The wounded animal lashes out and the youtube adpocolypse happened. Facebook is becoming the new Reuters and the old guard tries to regain the control over our opinions and buying habits.


There all small pockets of resistance like this site but most of humanity seems hell bent on depending on media giants  just changing the name of the conglomerants who shape their opinions. It seems hopeless.


The recent debacle at google and the youtube adpocolypse has created a fair amount of dissent as have cries of fake news. I seek not to slay the giant but to fan the flames that he fears.


The internet is a big place and competition is a good thing, so, I am going to start this thread with a rough outline of the sites I know with my opinions on them. I encourage commenters to do the same. Not everybody is adept enough to find and evaluate several links but those who can or think they can should do some of the leg work for the less informed. Some of you will find this information basic and unnecessary but trust me there are several folks who have no idea where to go to get media or information. It will benefit all of us when people who have little basic information begin to explore the more obscure and less traveled sections of the internet. Please comment with your contributions as well.


There seem to be mercifully few LHP sites out there. It is my hope that those less adept in internet navigation and such will begin using and putting content on the below mentioned venues. 




The Giants



Facebook.com - Everyone knows this one and most of us use it. As a venue for video, images, text, games, it seems to do everything, but it is far too big. It is best to be used as a jumping off point.


Twitter.com - Much like facebook with a text character limit. Again a great jumping off point


Tumblr.com - As above just made for blogging. It has some of the worst content on the internet


Reddit.com - The thinking man/womans jumping off point.


Google.com/Google+ Everyone uses the mail and search but its days are numbered.


Instagram.com - Mostly for pictures


Wikipedia.org - A user contributed encyclopedia. Good as a jumping off point, bad as a source.



The Dying/dead platforms


Myspace.com - Now only used by young people and some elements of the music scene. Because it is a dead platform it can be used by any group.


Yahoo.com - Sporting the most hackable platform and mail client, Yahoo is a creepy ghostown.   




Video


Youtube.com -Once a great platform now it stands to be dethroned by its own censorship methods.


Vimeo.com - Great for live and streaming video. The oldest competetor to youtube.


Vidme.com - A great and up and coming alternative to youtube.


Periscope.tv - It seems nice but we'll have to see how it works out.


Younow.com - Seems to work insome relation to vidme.com


Crunchyroll.com -The premiere anime video service


Netflix.com - A movie platform that almost everyone uses.


Hulu.com - Pretty much another television/movie platform




Odd places



4chan.com - An anonymous form of social media. There is some really horrible stuff here but if you want to either anonymously release information or read stuff that someone need to post anonymously then this platform is for you. There is surprisingly little occult content here.


f-list.com -A place to chat about various odd fetishes and rollplay them




Porn



Pornhub.com -Perhaps the best mainstream free porn site


youporn.com -A sister site to pornhub


redtube.com - Another mainstream free porn site.




Music



Itunes.com - A for pay music service. Perhaps a bit obsolete but time will tell.


Pandora.com - An internet radio service. There are several others out there.


Soundcloud.com -A music venue used by many smaller and up and coming musicians. 




Chat


Discord.com - The best chat/video chat client out there. Primarily set up for gaming but it is arms and legs above any other service.


Tinychat.com An older chat client and the one used for livechat on this site. A bit buggy but there is hope if they ever update it.



Gaming


Blizzard.com - Most Blizzard games are made to be played with others. If you have never done this it might be worth giving it a look.


steam.com - A venue for games of all sorts and it even has social media capabilities.


eveonline.com - I only mention this to plug my favorite mmo


twitch.com - A venue that allows you to watch people play games. Oddly more popular than one would think.




Occult


satanicinternationalnetwork.com - This site


paganspace.net -An occult social media site. It does have a Satanist section.


600club.com -The other Satanic social media site


Hermetic.com - An online occult library


hermetics.com - Another online occult library


oto-usa.org - A global occult society and an online occult library.


occultforum.org -Another online occult social media site. 


Xeper.org -A pioneer on the internet for the LHP. Any LHP person, Satanist, Luciferian, 

demonalotor, Thelemite is doing themselves a disservice if they do not visit this site.


Subgenius.com -Not exactly an occult site but any of the above mentioned groups or any atheist or free thinker who ignores this gem is missing out.




Search sites


Google.com -The most popular search engine. I guess it's better than bing.


duckduckgo.com -A very nice and private search engine. It has a version on onionland.


yahoo.com - I only include this because it has become such a joke.



Darknet and hidden sites


onionland -A protocol that allows real privacy. Somewhat technical to use but it has other uses outside of human trafficking and drug sales. One example is the Thelemic/Luciferian library I plan to put on onionland with Arabic versions so that such literature can be made available in places where it is forbidden such as the Saudi Arabian kingdom. I love the idea. 


i2p - An even more technical and secure protocol




Please go out and shake the tree as much as you can and share what you find.

As I have stated before there is going to be a Pagan Pride Festival this month in Houston. Usually this sort of affair is dominated by the white light crowd. Last year it was held at a restaurant and my group was forced to sit in coodie town along with our comrades from the local Asatru groups with our big pewter Baphomet statue we had purchased from one of the attending vendors.


This year will be different. To combat experiences like that and general LHP and Crowley-phobia the OTO will not only attend in masse but also will have a booth.


It would be really nice if not only Thelema and Asatru were represented but also Luciferians, Satanists, Demonalotors and other less pc groups were also represented.


For too long the white lighters and the RHP have dominated the occult turning it into a simplistic sophomoric affair all the while maligning the LHP. I don't want to eliminate them but we do have the right to exist even if the polliana princess buttercup crowd does not like it.

I can remember the old days( I swear no tales of walking 20 miles to school whole fighting grizzly bears an hunting mastodons.) when Satanist met one another by bookstores, newspaper editorials, existing organizations or plain chance.

Today we have social media, but it is a young medium and few have any idea of how to use it.

I have several friends who will not use this or that format as if this were the yahoo groups days when all one needed was one social media platform.

Today we have the giant monster platforms like facebook that everyone exept for one or two people use on Earth (I know both of them...Don't ask.) There are widely used but specific platforms like reddit, and specialized ones for special interests like this one.

Not only are there several platforms but there are also several different ways to use them all and different features. Almost everyone uses one of the many chat clients and watches media on them. Some people for example use a platform like facebook chiefly as a way to find people selling things and sell things they have.

When it comes to the LHP, we have an odd relationship with social media. We were some of the first to use most platforms. This might be because it allows us to meet like minded people without risk. The problem is that the whole LHP seems to have gone quiet in recent years or at least mostly.

On social media there are problems that are rarely discussed but everyone deals with.

The first is what I like to call the "Lonely Hearts Club" The LHP causes one to truncate interactions with the world at large for fear of conflicts concerning ones religious choices. This means that the average LHP person can be a bit on the easy side to seduce, both romantically and amicably. Those who one meets often later are found not to have the temperament for the LHP or no interest in doing any real spiritual work. This would not be a problem had not the premise of the initial contact been to find someone of a LHP temperament or do ritual work with. If one is not careful one can become bogged down in unproductive, banal, and superficial contacts until there is no difference between the local Baptist congregation and your life.

The second problem is another type of impersonator. They can run from someone just looking to cause trouble, promote some lame political or social agenda, the police or government, to Christian organizations looking to either destroy the organization or convert it's members.

There is also the garden variety poser. Not really as much of a threat, just someone who likes graveyards, horror movies, or dressing in black. I tend to tolerate them because some actually get serious about the LHP at one point.

I am sure everyone on the site knows how to create sock accounts and defend ones identity online. After all no one wants grandma to know about your affiliation with The Temple of Set.

Anonymity seems to also protect folks who just want to hurt, tear down or exploit others. The internet is not a completely safe place.

I could list all the different platforms or the ones I use but that would be exhaustive. I just encourage all LHP people to get out there and see what is available, when you find a good venue come back and tell the rest of us. That is all.

Sparkles
Zoramonkey


I was reluctant to return to this site. Imagine having to explain something over and over again and having the people you explain it to ignore it. The ignorance does not come from unfamiliarity, it comes from a need to inflict damage (aka trolling) or it comes from a lack of effort in understanding. I have seen someone here use the fact that I have claimed more than one religion to be some kind of conspiracy. I will try to clear this up again.

First, the concept of religious exclusivity is only found in a few cultures on this planet. Many cultures on this planet find it normal to have at least three. Modern examples of countries where this has been the case for quite a while include Japan, Mexico, and India.

Secondly there are also examples of cultures that did this in antiquity. Such examples include Ancient Sumeria and Hellenistic Greece.

Before I go any further please google the above examples if you have any doubt.

Third, most religions if not all are hybrids of multiple religions. There are some that are quite honest about this fact. Examples include: Zen Buddhism, Lamic Buddhism, Gnosticism, Sikhism, Bahai Faith, Most but not all Pagan beliefs (both meso and neo), most of Hinduism, The entire New Age, Thelema, Satanism, and Luciferianism.

Please google if you have any doubts.

Okay now to explain the rest. Satan and Lucifer are considered the same by most Abrahamic beliefs. Some Luciferians and Demonalotors will argue they are in fact different and though I respect their opinions, I see them as the same. Both represent a Promethean figure. Though there is a mountain of material that Crowley wrote that invoked, referred to, and explored the concepts of both names, the Promethean character is the living embodiment of Thelema. As you can see there is no conflict with being all three at the same time. Discordianism is somewhere between a joke religion, a philosophy, and an aesthetic and therefore it is not in conflict with the first three.

The main argument I will put forth is that I choose to identify as all four. No shell game, no smoke and mirrors, just my choice. To say that any of this is dishonest or wrong is like saying there is a wrong answer to a question like "What is your favorite color?"

I am not sure what I did to this person but I do not expect him to listen. This is an appeal to the other people on the site. In the LHP people will constantly criticize you and undermine  everything you do. People will tell you what your intentions and beliefs are whenever it is convenient without any regard to your actual intentions and beliefs. Look at the propaganda concerning the LHP that Christianity has put on Youtube. You are the only person that you will have to deal with from now till the day you die. If you let others write your narrative or assign intention to you then life will continue to kick you around until you tell the control freaks and the small minds in your life that only you should speak for you.
I know we have a quote section but when I saw this I had to post it where it would be seen. Stephen Flowers is deeply respected in both the Pagan and Theistic LHP community. Many of us in the LHP knew that he was involved in such things but most of it keeped it quiet because we did not wish his reputation to be harmed. Unlike many authors in the occult who make outlandish claims or declare titles upon themselves, Stephen has let his heroic research and intense insight speak for him. 


He has changed his pen name several times because of the stigma of both the LHP and the Germanic systems he has mastered. As of yet he has been reserved about showing open affiliation with the LHP, but today he posted a question about the LHP and he commented the following quote. I asked for his permission to quote it here. This man is my hero.


" I asked the question because I have always considered myself to follow a LHP tradition with in the Germanic tradition, which is what I think the true and authentic Odian / Odinic path is. It's not a special form of Odinism, it is the real and authentic Odinism. The "spooky dark side" is PART of it, but only part. Odin is the Lord of Light, Brighten of Darkness. The LHP component is strongest in the heroism involved. We are charged to become special warriors in Midgard, to accomplish great things, to make Names for ourselves and be Remembered. The heroes in Valhalla have reached the level of Individual Identity which is recognizable and worthy of Remembering. That is what we seek to do. (Here I am speaking this those in this group, although my thoughts are well known to any one who asks. *Wodhanaz is our exemplary model of this path. We seek to do, in some small measure, what he does. But remember this: his work was only half way dedicated to his own development, the other half was in the service of making a better world."


-------Stephen Flowers

I have tried to coordinate this sort of thing but now Magus has agreed to pop in for it I will announce it. This Tuesday at 9pm and a few hours later at 2am Wednesday morning we will hold a general open discussion on the live chat and answer questions in real time.


The subject will be ritual in the LHP. Not instruction, just trying to clear up misconceptions people new to things like Satanism have. Anyone is welcome to jump on and contribute.


Often times people who have never met an actual LHP person or a Satanist have misconceptions based on movies or stories told by evangelists. Our goal is to paint a realistic picture of what actually happens. Many LHP methods are different but there are similarities.


The best example is a Laveyan ritual. Sometimes Laveyans use a nude female participant as an altar. Though this tradition is harmless and if you do not consider the human body evil then the tradition seems even beautiful. Outsiders will see a photograph of such rituals and insist that the woman is about to be sacrificed. The joke is that I know that Lilith Aquino was often an alter and I do not think anyone sacrificed her.


Misconceptions like this could easily be dispelled simply by speaking to a few people who have been to such rituals in real-time. Anyone who has attended any kind of LHP ritual qualifies to help us inform some of the new folks. I am hoping to not only attract some of the new folks who are not active and some of the lurkers as well.


If this gets some attendance other events of this sort will surely follow.

I have found that in light of past mistakes I seem to accept bad contracts, religions, roles, jobs, concepts, and even friendships only later to find out that something has slipped past my awareness that I never really wanted. Mostly this occurs because of the "boiled frog" effect, but it can also happen as a result of manipulation.


Most church-goers do not see the church as an engine made with the intention of accumulating financial resources and collecting governmental and social control. They see it as a thing that exist to help them improve themselves and their lot. The church employs a financial manager or an accountant at least and the minister spends a great deal of time explaining how people should behave and who they should vote for, but who evaluates the needs and progress of the church goers? Ask any minister or clergy how such information is obtained and you will get your answer.


If a person or thing has suggestions, advise, or any kind of plan or grievance for you, but show little or no concern for your well being or feelings then, in my opinion can quickly be disregarded. The problem is that many folks and organizations will keep their actual goals and intentions hidden while presenting a false front of faux agendas to placate those who would otherwise reject such goals.


The awareness of such realizations is often differed first by a disdain of selfishness, causing the victim to silence the opposition in their own head. If the victim does speak out or  question they are accused of being a bad person, or the victim is accused of painting an exaggerated narrative of extreme. Saying "I do not like this sort of treatment." is met with "Well, you just think I am a horrible monster." The same mechanic at play in a personal relationship comes into play in a larger scope in a religion. 


The fact is that if a religion, ideology or person is not acting or concerned with acting in your self interest then it can be avoided without guilt. If said entity acts against your self interests then it should be opposed or at least avoided. The only time the self should be ignored is to achieve a greater goal. Any other approach is not rational.


If you are prevented from or not given sufficient information to evaluate a person or organization in your life, then interaction should be suspended until such information can be obtained. Often the threat of abandonment or marooning is used by individuals and organizations bent on keeping it's victims submissive. I am reminded of tales of Scientologists who remained in the organization not because they believed the doctrine but because they feared being separated from family and friends. I am also reminded of the penalties of apostasy in Islamic countries.


A note on another method that individuals and organizations use to punish  those who begin to think for themselves and sometimes is used as a general control technique. This method is generally known as bull-baiting. The victim is accused or intentionally insulted and taunted until they become angry. The attacker, regardless of if it is a person or organization, can either strike back without looking like the bad guy or if the victim manages getting the upper hand, they then act as if they are the victim. 


Christians are famous for this tactic. For most of my life LHP folks and atheists have been maligned, shunned, and even in some cases killed (the case of Madeline Murray O'hare comes to mind.) Yet even the slightest valid point against the religion is spoken and they cry persecution. The same thing occurs with the cries of Islamophobia every time someone displays any kind of anger or offence at a terror attack.  


Frequent evaluation of ones affiliations and relationships does not prevent every instance of painful interaction and manipulation but it does seem to reduce instances of being used and victimized.


For those of you who have not seen Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece
2001: A Space Odyssey based on a novel of the same name by
Arthur C. Clarke I would recommend watching or reading the first scene at least. You are introduced to Moonwatcher a sickly weak but oddly bold and intelligent pre-human.

There is a watering hole and when Moonwatcher and his pack attempt to drink the larger and fiercer ape-men chase him off. He is hungry and thirsty in a time of drought.

The monolith appears and he alone has the curiosity and courage to get close and touch this unfamiliar and odd thing.

He forgets the watering hole for a moment and begins playing with the bones of a pig or ox that died in the drought. He suddenly realizes that the force that the bone has when hitting the other bones is significantly greater than that of his fist.

Calmly and quietly he approaches the larger ape-man who screams with terrifying ferocity and threatens to crush Moonwatcher. Without warning Moonwatcher brings the jawbone down on the larger apes skull crushing it.

I will stop there with the story because my point is here. Far too often white supremacy and for that matter black militantism or any other racially specific group seeks to be the larger ape-man.

I have always endeavored to be like Moonwatcher and, in fact the name I chose for this site is based on this. Instead of pounding ones chest and growling try examining the unfamiliar and the obscure.

The real master race is the intelligent and the creative, those who think outside the box. Demographics may be different for race and culture but in every group you have those who lead and those who follow.....and those other guys, who seem to be irrelevant and pointless just poking around in the bones and debris of that which has been discarded and ignored.

Nothing to see  here.
HUMANS OF THE S.I.N. WE HAVE TEMPORARILY CONTROLLED ZORAMONKEY'S MIND TO BRING YOU THIS IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT CONCERNING OUR EXISTENCE....please don't tell him. 

A decision was made by the supreme high absolute Leader of the Barefoot Illuminati that we go public on this day so here goes.

We are the Barefoot Illuminati and we in fact exist. Need proof? We will get to that. Just you sit your butt down and smell what I am cooking.

Our agenda is to promote the better ideas of the 50s 60s 70s and 80s. Groups that kinda sorta thought like us were the Beats, the Hippies, Punk Rockers and Pat Boone.

We promote such things as cartoons, solar power, snacks, relaxation, “alternative” hygiene concepts, bad fashion choices, and any harmless general fuckery that seems to piss off so many folks, like peace, love and freedom.

We tend to frown on things like genocide, murder, mixing religion and politics, super-foods, power lunches, dress codes, social caste systems, violence (unless it is dueling…with non-lethal weapons like bear mace and/or cattle prod fencing), bull cock or dog fighting (unless using biplanes, spaceships or genatalia) generally anything that bums us out.

Our members include celebrities, politicians, religious leaders, lawn maintenance people, tech support agents, corporate executives, school lunch workers, sex workers, and even….HIM. We are everywhere, get over it.

You need proof? HA!!! Okay, Marijuana legalization creeping across the country….You are welcome humanity. Sponge Bob Squarepants, look how many times feet are shown or mentioned…even though few sea animals and no sponges have feet!!!!! In fact look at all children’s programing. Feet everywhere. One minute little Petunia is just watching the Wiggles next thing you know “Mom, why don’t we just get electricity from the Sun instead of burning all that stinky oil?”

LOOKS LIKE LITTLE PETUNIA IS GROUNDED TILL SHE GOES INTO MENOPAUSE!!!


Hahahahaha!!!


We  are everywhere! There is no escape!


We are coming for you! One minute you think you are fine, next: BAMMM!! The smell of B.O. and patchouli as you realize both an advanced dungeons and dragons campaign and a drum circle have broke out in YOUR front yard. Then you scream in terror as you realize that your wife is the DM. Scary huh? You go to get your dog to sick him on them then you see the feet on his color or the foot chew toy and realize that you have been betrayed. What next? Your goldfish? The flowers in your yard? YOUR PET ROCK? You call the cops, the dispatcher answers. “Hello I would like to report a a …..” The dispatcher interrupts you: “Hey man, you sound really stressed perhaps you need a FOOT rub.” OH MY GOD NOT THE POLICE TOO!!!! We are everywhere, there is nothing you can do.


Perhaps at this point you might ask “How can I join?” Well lil pal we have very strict requirements for membership:

1. Potential members must be living, perceived to be living or have been one of the two at one point.

2. Once in,  you must at least be able to tell yourself “I am in the Barefoot Illuminati." This can be difficult for our members who are houseplants and such.

3. You have to work for our agenda or at least try to. This one is actually the easiest as the Barefoot Illuminati isn’t too concerned about failure. We are the Whiley Coyote of conspiracies.

When you suspect someone of being another member of the Barefoot Illuminati simply say "Good luck on your footwork!” If they are not a member, they will be, because that is how new members are initiated. You can leave at any time but whenever you get told the initiating sentence again you will have to quit all over again. It even works when you say it in the mirror or to your reflection in a puddle of water or any other substance.

Okay now for the best part:

“GOOD LUCK ON YOUR FOOTWORK”

Now go and do whatever it is

—————END TRANSMISSION————–
Someone actually asked me recently how to get to the sites livechat. This can be accessed directly in the top bar by way of the link that says live chat. Attendance goes up and down. It can be dead and spring to life with 6 video chat participants but you can elect to do strictly voice or just do the text and it is probably the best way to get to know people on the site for a new person.

I have a similar tinychat room but I try to confine it mainly to theistic LHP discussion but I rarely kick anyone out. here is the link LHP Discussion
I plan to be setting up a regular scheduled chat here and we could even organize one on the main live chat for the site.

I have posted the Steam group and several other chat and social media communication methods are available in the section under this video on youtube. Just make sure you click the "show more"

My channel in and of itself is as follows: Bad Things
I plan to be setting up a hangout soon and if enough people participate I can get some more famous you tubers I know to show up.

Many of the people I know on the site do mmos. If you do and would like to do this with people from the site, this could be arranged.

Again if all that is too much trouble then at least try to comment on a forum or two. The LHP, or any esoteric practice for that matter can tend to isolate one. As cool as it seems to fly alone, everyone needs to occasionally interact with others now and then. 30 minutes of conversation does not mean you are a cult member and have surrendered your individuality to the group mind. Anonymity is not nearly as hard to protect as it seems. For once take a peek, you can lurk here forever, but until you find out you will never know.

Many time when I speak to new people they are confused as to where to find actual groups or information. Conventional religion is very easy to reach. They have huge buildings with parking lots and gift shops, they have tons of literature available in any place any printed matter is sold, there are videos and websites on every aspect of conventional religion from the most orthodox and austere to the most conspiratorial and even flighty.


Plug this into the fact that not only the LHP but the occult in general attracts people who march to their own drum thus tend not to be very social. This combined with the lack of acceptance we get from most (but not all) RHP groups means that most LHP people tend to be hiding in the shadows so to speak.


The problem is that without the spiritual, psychological, and other benefits of community most religions enjoy the deck is always stacked against us.


Even problems like aging and substance dependency are massively more complicated when you are in the LHP. Even death can be a problem as a solitary older LHP practitioner has to deal with things like having to sit through Amazing Grace at the funerals of fellow LHP people.


I have came up with a few suggestions to combat this without rejecting our individuality.


1. Minimize petty squabbles between traditions and systems. It seems that if two LHP people disagree on one thing but agree on twenty other things we seem to focus on whatever we disagree on. This is silly. It's the kind of stuff the mainstream religions do. Start a war because the other guy crosses himself left to right instead of right to left. We are better than that.


2. Orthodoxy and definitions. We get caught up in this "no true Scotsman" crap. Debating who is and who is not a true Satanist. In and of itself this is not a problem but again many folks take this crap way to seriously. It is hurting us.


3. Timidity. We have a live chat. You can speak face to face, voice only, or just by text but it does exist. Sometimes no one is on, if so then you can announce on the site or in other social media that you wish to chat. There are other types of social media and several affiliated with the site.


In addition to this I will soon be doing hangouts on my you tube channel.


You can also use the site to connect with others in your area. You would be surprised how much fun you can have doing this. Many of the folks you will meet will be surprisingly similar to yourself.


4. If you do not seek community for a theistic or spiritual practice you will still benefit from community. Atheists need friends too.


5. Co-op purchases. Many of the books, clothes, jewelry and such can get pricey. This could be deferred by co-op buying in bulk.


6. Post. Much of the community here lives in populated areas under at least partial freedom, but many also live in situations and communities where the options are much more limited. Sometimes even posting a self indulgent trivial post might be someones only way of getting even simple information.


Sparkles

Zoramonkey







Often when I mention I am into Thelema to the new folks to the occult and some of the old there is almost tangible disappointment. There are more things connecting Crowley to Satanism than Lavey. I could list them but that would mean writing a book so I will point out some of my favorites.

1. Crowly often referred to himself as The Beast 666 To Mega Therion and Baphomet.

2. The structure and philosophy of his groups dominates not only every occult group regardless if they know it or not but his groundwork with Thelema made all forms of modern Satanism possible and even Lavey borrowed heavily from him.

3. Thelemic groups are some of the few places in the occult where both Thelemic and non-Thelemic LHP people can be open about their practice and beliefs without judgement.

4. The online resources offered for free by Thelemites would help any practitioner of any path.

5. The OTO legal fund was originally created to protect the orthodoxy of the organization but has, at time defended the civil liberties of Satanists and next to the A.C.L.U. can be a big help if any of us ever land in court due to fundie shenanigans.

6. Groups like the OTO are fraternal organizations not religious ones (Though we do have a religious arm...the EGC.) We have a Setian in our group and they put up with me and that is saying quite a bit. You can be any religion and affiliate with the OTO. We even have gatherings specifically for folks who have no interest in joining the order. In some functions said people can even make up the bulk of people at the party.

7. There are no stipulation as to race, gender, religion or political affiliation for either membership or promotion in the order. In fact the only legitimate complaint levied against Thelema (Other than the fact that we are humans like every other miserable jerk on this planet) is that some of our members occasionally engage in sex that might seem a bit odd, but not all of us do that all the time. Oh yea there is the whole "wine and strange drugs" thing but more often than not that might just be Bojalais and metformin. Oh yea ask me about the cookies.

So with all that said we do this thing called open coffee night. We gather at a coffee shop in Houston and the gathering is open to anyone who wants to attend. There is no fee or any other requirements but you will have to buy your own coffee. Usually about 5 or 6 of us attend. It is informal and relaxed. We do this on the first Wednesday of every month. If this interests you please pm me.

I will leave with the best evidence of Crowleys Satanic affiliations, one of my favorite poems:



            The Hymn to Lucifer


Ware, nor of good nor ill, what aim hath act?
Without its climax, death, what savour hath
Life? an impeccable machine, exact
He paces an inane and pointless path
To glut brute appetites, his sole content
How tedious were he fit to comprehend
Himself! More, this our noble element
Of fire in nature, love in spirit, unkenned
Life hath no spring, no axle, and no end.

His body a bloody-ruby radiant
With noble passion, sun-souled Lucifer
Swept through the dawn colossal, swift aslant
On Eden's imbecile perimeter.
He blessed nonentity with every curse
And spiced with sorrow the dull soul of sense,
Breathed life into the sterile universe,
With Love and Knowledge drove out innocence
The Key of Joy is disobedience.


Aliester Crowley


Sparkles
Zoramonkey

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