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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

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