posted on Feb, 6 2017 @ 03:31 AM
a reply to: Peeple
You entirely misread my preference
Lenin's work is concise and to the point, the result of careful study and a decisively applied intellect, resulting in a decisive and irreversible
Levi on the other hand is very much a product of both his time and his conditioning. The Doctrine is reasonably sound but the ritual side of things
is a jumbled hotch-potch of confusion that reflects his own ability to traverse the pitfalls that applying the Doctrine would have prevented. In
short he had no comprehension of the rituals because he had not applied himself to the system. You seem to suffer similar illusions which would
explain why you find magic "inefficient".
Roman Catholicism, and Western Christianity generally as derived, is essentially a system of anti-magic and hence why it's "esoterism" is so obviously
distorted, because it is in fact designed to obfuscate. All very well if you hold the key, but nothing but a wicked mess if that is lost amidst the
purges. The Tarot is a divination tool and may be highly effective as part of a system of magic but in isolation it is just working with probable
outcomes, and an entertaining diversion.
The primary difficulty with the Catholic esoterism, of which Levi provides good example, is how it locks the initiate into their sexuality. That's
most certainly a pit, repressed or expressed, and it's power completely self-defeating, effective for profit and entertainment but that's just
biology, no sophistication involved there, and the outcomes are usually, naturally enough, masturbatory and largely ineffective.
edit on 6-2-2017 by Anaana because: an excessive splurge of commas