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Visita Interiora Terrae Rectificando Invenies Occultum Lapidem

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I wanted to create this thread for the less artistically inclined. I myself am somewhat in this boat. Generally I try to make things myself unless it is too elaborate. This thread will be for posting sites to find supplies or finished products to aid in ritual work. If you know of any besides the ones I posted, please add them.

https://enochian.org/

https://www.goldendawnshop.com/

https://www.azothart.com/ (Good site for buying vestments pertaining to multiple initiatory paths, from A.A., OTO, GD, Martinism, and MM Freemasonry.)

http://docsolomons.com/wp/

http://jasonaugustusnewcomb.com/store/index.html (Bought a circle from him and it was very well made.)

http://www.wolf-and-goat.com/

https://sacredalchemystore.com/collections/all

http://www.ixaxaar.com/ (Cavarly Cross Botanica)

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Kingdomofshadows?ref=l2-shopheader-name

This is the first batch I have for now. Most of my bookmarked sites are no longer working. Plus I am missing a few that I have forgotten the names of. I didn't add any Wiccan/Witchcraft sites, not because I have anything against those paths, but because they are a dime a dozen to find on the web.

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 No.1087

Music Stores/Labels that contain a number of artists with esoteric leanings.

http://coldspring.co.uk/ (One of my absolute favorites)

http://www.oldeuropacafe.com/

http://new-era-productions.nl/




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 No.632[Reply]

We lost yet another board owner, though it was a year or more since he last logged in. In addition, we lost his digital library which is a shame since it sounded very extensive. As the new BO, I do not plan on changing the direction of the board. The old rules still apply, however, if anyone has suggestions regarding rules, settings, or the board in general, this thread will be left unlocked for that purpose.

Rules:

1. /occult/ is a board with a focus on praxis and discussion of it. It is heavily encouraged that new threads reference some sort of academic material, be it a book, website, video, or whathaveyou. Notable exceptions include requests for material.

On-topic general (read: lacking a source) discussion threads are still allowed (e.g. "What kinds of meditations do you do?"), but users are encouraged to post relevant material (e.g. a book or video where you learned a meditation) in threads like those.

2. Do not create a new thread if a thread on the topic already exists unless the "theme" deviates significantly from the "theme" of the existing thread.

3. No shitposting (unless it makes the mod laugh).

4. Keep discussion civil; express yourself using whatever language you find suitable (within reason), but do not attack/insult another poster.

5. Think before you post. /occult/ encourages high-quality discussion.

6. Global Rules always apply.

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>>1069

I thought that thread was kind of interesting and something that I might come back to in the future, so I'd prefer if it were left up.




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 No.1352[Reply]

I just finished reading The book of Aquarius. what do you think about it? I heard the method for making the stone described there is faulty. has anyone managed to make the stone? or get close to it? what book describes the process more truly?

 No.1353

>>1352

I would look back through the Alchemy thread again. There were some good resources in there. There isn't one particular recipe for the stone. Before attempting to make the stone, you should attempt the plant stone/ minor opus first. The Red Stone is a life-long work and is not something that one obtains and shows off to everyone. Anyone describing a fool proof method, take with a lot of salt. Dubuis and Fulcanelli should be contemporary sources to have at the ready.

As for the book, I have never read it and I will give a read through. Thanks for the share.


 No.1356

>>1353

What does the plant stone do?


 No.1357

>>1356

Part of the completion of the 'Lesser Work' aka the Minor Opus. There are two products that represent this shift into the Greater Work with minerals, the Plant Stone and the Circulata Minor. The Plant Stone is a universal medicine and the Circulata Minor is is a universal menstruum.


 No.1358

>>1357

So the plant stone can cure any disease? How does that even work? And what's a menstruum? Sorry I'm a noob at alchemy.




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 No.1324[Reply]

Turns out these guys are LHP Occultists. They were using internet autists to piece together old, eclectic grimoires. They're coming forward soon as well. They're picking occultists in the public eye to be conduits for their work at the moment.

>Cicada is a technomystical order. Our philosophy is neither a religion nor a science, but a blend of spirituality, technology, science, and mysticism. We are more closely related to Demonolatry, which after the numerious texts, scripts and unpublished cryptic books (including the notorious Liber Primus) we have decoded afterall these many years, we like to call our path Demonurgy.

>All those years that we were working and at the same time observed, we grew sick and tired of the “famous” occultists. Did you make enough money based on imaginary theories? Did you build a strong reputation based on marketing? We see these people as members of several groups, but never reply to nor help the new people on this path. If you seek help, you must buy their books! Or their online courses! This must stop. And it will! Demonic will, and does provide all the information that you need for free, who are you that you dare sell them for personal profit?

That's right. People of all ages will have free access to centuries of esoteric knowledge, modern advancements in "deivices" to work in demonolatry and all of these greedy magian-influenced retards will fade into the void.

https://1711141131131.xyz/

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>>1324

They didn't use any kind of PGP signing. Probably fake.


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>no metadata whatsoever

>jpg image

>"hello" and not any form of code

>no pgp sig

>nothing hidden in the image

>some webm with trippy visuals, obvious 3d animated but clearly not in the usual style

not 3301.




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Hi /occult/

Does someone here has real practical knowledge/techniques? I mean the ones that give you results which you are 100% sure about. Or everything is just in theory?

Not trying to sound condescending or anything, just curious.

Share what you have anons

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>>1339

Meditate on the 7 universal principles and read the Kybalion if you feel like it


 No.1341

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

>>1340

I EXTREMELY recommend listening to the Mind reality the universe is mental by Enoch Tan it has helped me tremendously. Good luck OP

Extra:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TXqGOzfRjaU

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hqMyLonehCs

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oUQkuOjxKFM


 No.1347

This board is on life support again. What a shame.


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Aleister Crowley wrote Magick In Theory And Practice in 1929, considered by many to be the foremost book on ceremonial magic of the 20th century. What bothers me a lot about this book is chapter 12: "Of the bloody sacrifice and matters cognate", where Crowley not only condones, but encourages the sacrifice of animals, of human babies, and cannibalism.

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"The blood is the life. This simple statement is explained by the Hindus by saying that the blood is the principal vehicle of vital Prana. There is some ground for the belief that there is a definite substance, not isolated as yet, whose presence makes all the difference between live and dead matter. We pass by with deserved contempt the pseudo-scientific experiments of American charlatans who claim to have established that weight is lost at the moment of death, and the unsupported statements of alleged clairvoyants that they have seen the soul issuing like a vapour from the mouth of persons "in articulo mortis"; but his experiences as an explorer have convinced the Master Therion that meat loses a notable portion of its nutritive value within a very few minutes after the death of the animal, and that this loss proceeds with ever-diminishing rapidity as time goes on. It is further generally conceded that live food, such as oysters, is the most rapidly assimilable and most concentrated form of energy. Laboratory experiments in food-values seem to be almost worthless, for reasons which we cannot here enter into; the general testimony of mankind appears a safer guide.

It would be unwise to condemn as irrational the practice of those savages who tear the heart and liver from an adversary, and devour them while yet warm. [CROWLEY TEACHING CANNIBALISM] In any case it was the theory of the ancient Magicians, that any living being is a storehouse of energy varying in quantity according to the size and health of the animal, and in quality according to its mental and moral character. At the death of the animal this energy is liberated suddenly.

The animal should therefore be killed within the Circle, or the Triangle, as the case may be, so that its energy cannot escape. APost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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>>1349

Crowley was all over the place in his ideas back then. I do not actually think he was advocating for the human sacrifice, merely pointing out some observations with the use of the animal sacrifice from the early magicians. I think he is correct to some extent that a large amount of the energy would be released, but there are many other ways to accumulate power. This is possibly the reason Crowley was called a "baby eater" back then. However, Crowley was never a great occultist, he had no discipline and in the end he destroyed himself.




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Sup /occult/, reading any good books lately?
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 No.1337

Esoteric buddhism by sinnett

Reading now.


 No.1342

>>1336

>This is RHP as fuck

Is that bad?


 No.1343

>>1342

Depends on a person. LHP is all about you growing and eventually becoming a god, more or less. RHP is about you bowing down to an entity and eventually merging, becoming it in a way. Hollowing yourself out to empower it.


 No.1344

>>1343

Then what is the middle path?


 No.1346

>>1333

Pathetic




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>>1326

To be honest, it just looks like just another Eastern/New Age site with the same information. Anymore everything is beginning to look the same to me.




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Hey, /occult/, it's been awhile. Things here seemed kind of slow so instead of bumping the Painted Blind Publishing thread I thought I'd start a discussion about something I've recently found and become very interested in. Has anybody heard of Daniel Harding's THE HEADLESS WAY? It's basically a series of experiments to discover the root of one's consciousness; I was immediately interested because I got turned onto magick, consciousness and true liberation while meditating into a mirror during an acid trip, which made me realize I was and yet was not the self I beheld. Harding's experiments are not only very similar, they give me that acid-trip-pure-consciousness-surge while stone-cold-sober. These are like waking meditation techniques, basically. Invaluable to any and every magician and a kind of mindfulness double plus, at least to somebody who already has a fairly working distinction between the concepts of consciousness and ego. The experiments are all online for free:

http://www.headless.org/experiments/pointing.htm

The dude himself, Harding, is a pretty interesting guy, and his route to illumination is also very beautiful. The relevant bit (from http://www.headless.org/douglas-harding.htm):

One day Harding stumbled upon a drawing by the Austrian philosopher and physicist Ernst Mach. It was a self-portrait – but a self-portrait with a difference. Most self-portraits are what the artist looks like from several feet – she looks in a mirror and draws what she sees there. But Mach had drawn himself without using a mirror – he had drawn what he looked like from his own point of view, from zero distance.

When Harding saw this self-portrait the penny dropped. Until this moment he had been investigating his identity from various distances. He was trying to get to his centre by peeling away the layers. Here however was a self-portrait from the point of view of the centre itself. The obvious thing about this portrait is that you don’t see the artist’s head. For most people this fact is interesting or amusing, but nothPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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>>1312

Never heard of the guy before. I am going to have to dig into this. Thanks.


 No.1328

OP back again, been trying to be mindful of these experiments in my waking life and I am amazed at how effective they are. My favorite is the one in which the student observes that when they touch an object, they do not feel their hand touching the object; rather, their hand transmutes into the sensation of that object's touch. Fascinating.




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Why are they so scared? Almost all Christians seem to think that literally every single magical/esoteric tradition, regardless of whether its RHP or LHP, black or white magick, is tantamount to Satanism and is therefore evil. Many if not most even think working with angels, who they are theoretically meant to revere, in an occult context is somehow evil. They usually rationalise it along the lines of "the occult is dangerous, don't mess with it". Sure, magick is dangerous if you aren't careful or do retarded shit, but by the same reasoning they would never drive a car or use the internet.

I know there are some Christian occultists, but why are the vast majority so afraid and morally repulsed by even white RHP magick to the extent that whenever they accidentally succeed in doing it they think its a "miracle" only the Christian god could have done whenever he selectively chooses. In a way I kind of admire any Christian occultists out there for sticking it out despite the sheer ignorance and vitriol most of their co-religionists display regarding any and all matters esoteric.

I'd imagine the situation is similar if probably more actively hostile within Islam (with the possible exception of Sufism), but my first hand experience is only with Christianity.

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 No.1300

Self determination, that's literally it, the desire to step outside of a control structure.

The only problem is that you're just stepping from a small, cramped room into a much larger one where the things that pull the strings cannot be seen in the shadows.


 No.1317

>>1254

Tibs B'dora. We are not stupid and Esoteric Christianity is a thing


 No.1318

Because it's a way of obfuscating truths about human history by exploiting their tendencies toward superstition.


 No.1321

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One stumbling block that some fall into, and one of the reasons for the ill reputation of Esoteric science, is the idea of "elitism" that develops, that the individual is more important than the community. Christian occultists can become self-centered and fall into prelest, thinking that they can pull themselves up by their bootstraps. If one studies "secret mysteries" surely they can become the next saint! Study the occult to understand God's creation, but convert that knowledge into wisdom before being blinded by it.


 No.1323

>>1317

Yeah so is esoteric Islam and that doesn't make Muslims any less dumb.

Religions are the left overs that the populace devour once spiritual systems have been deprived of their central tenets by having been exposed to the masses (which are too occupied in mundane stuff to really embody the message)




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tl;dr gib thoughts on EVP and recommend me a good radio to listen to ghosts and/or alien transmissions, since I don't know shit about radios in this day and age

So I've been thinking this morning about Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP), which is something I haven't considered in a long time. I went through a phase in high school were I was really very interested in ghosts, but I only half-believed at best and then became hugely skeptical later on (despite having one or two small experiences). However, in these past years, as I've gotten very into the occult, I've begun to consider all the different ways that the phenomenons known as thoughtforms/archetypes/angels/demons/homonculi/familiars/elementals/aliens/ghosts/djinn/tulpae/etcetcetc manifest, and the way different levels of consciousness manifest, and most of my studies, research and experimentation over the past year and a half has pointed me to the electromagnetic spectrum as a means of grasping this mystery. This was recently validated for me by stumbling upon John Keel (Mothman Prophecies/8th Tower guy) oddly about two weeks before I heard him mentioned on a beloved true crime podcast; I was actually referred to Project Trojan Horse by Montalk, which is a website I don't often visit, but which I visited one afternoon in search of a book to read.

Now, I have always been very skeptical of the concept of aliens, but Keel's survey is very compelling, and his theory about the phenomenon is more compelling even than that. His argument is that these entities are not extraterrestrial as in "not from Earth, but some other planet or place in outer space"; rather, he believes them to be what he describes as "ultraterrestrial", inhabiting a different or many dimensions. It is very interesting, and his proposal is that, as we are able to travel through three dimensions and the forward motion of time, these extra-dimensional entities travel through three dimensions and the forward motion of time by adjusting their frequencies on the electromagnetic spectrum. Anyone curious about this should consult Keel's books, specifically Trojan Horse and 8th Tower, but I'd recommend taking his 'nefarious aliens' theory with a grain of salt, because I believe the issue is more complicated than one of entities trying to 'save' or 'control' a race; this ties in, in a weird way, witPost too long. Click here to view the full text.



 No.1313[Reply]

Recently i joined a cult called New Acropolis, they are part of the Theosophical Movement . Does anyone has any information about New Acropolis or is part of them?

 No.1314

>>1313

>Recently i joined a cult called New Acropolis

Did you know they were a cult before joining?

>Does anyone has any information about New Acropolis or is part of them?

No, you are the only member I know. Can you tell us a little about them, or at least what you know thus far?




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 No.1307[Reply]

all i do is to make other people happy

the only things i really feel like i want to do are considered bad, like, killing and turning things on fire (i had a pyromaniac childhood)

i decided to post this here because these things are basic stuff on thelema

sorry for my bad english

 No.1308

>>1307

Correct me if I am wrong, but didn't Crowley copy St. Augustine's "Love and do what you will?"




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 No.1157[Reply]

Is there a book that teaches the history of magic, how magic has changed throughout the centuries, when certain concepts were introduced, how different schools of magic influenced one another, etc? Sort of like an encyclopedia of magic? Thanks.

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>>1157

I don't know of any magnum opus style tome for the complete history of occultism just yet. Usually it is just collecting scholarly texts that focus and one specific area of time, like Rosicrucianism, and connecting that with another book. Anyway, here are links for some that might help you out. The one from SUNY press may be up your alley, but it focuses on the Western Mystery Tradition. As far as I know, there is not a book that focuses on the history of magic throughout the entire world.

http://www.psupress.org/books/series/book_SeriesMagic.html

http://www.sunypress.edu/p-5084-western-esotericism.aspx


 No.1163

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>>1159

Thanks! The second one is pretty close to what I was looking for. I downloaded it from Library Genesis, here it is if you want to add it to your collection.


 No.1164

>>1163

Excellent, thank you for the share!


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 No.1306

>>1157

'History of Magic and Experimental Science'is the closest I have found:

https://www.amazon.com/History-Magic-Experimental-Science-Set/dp/B0008D4J0G




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