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originally posted by: Noncents
originally posted by: worldstarcountry
The commonly revered deities seem to demand complete mental and physical submission; their counterpart which is often taught to be hated and avoided and fought usually encourages the liberty to live as you choose.
And that's one of the main reasons I hail Eris!
She doesn't want submission, or tithes, or prayer. Actually it's probably better to not pray to her at all, least she notice. It's a relationship of unacknowledged acknowledgement. We've got bad translations and saints, a total lack of bigotry, mysticism, 203 sheep erasers and five tons of flax. All without being condemned or made to feel bad once.
A new instrument with an evil-sounding name is helping scientists see how stars are born. Lucifer, which stands for (deep breath) "Large Binocular Telescope Near-infrared Utility with Camera and Integral Field Unit for Extragalactic Research," is a chilled instrument attached to a telescope in Arizona. And yes, it's named for the Devil, whose name itself means "morning star." But it wasn't meant to evoke him, according to a
spokesman for the University of Arizona, where it is housed.
anyways the belief that he/it/she seeks to make a deal for your soul??? Like my query is, at what point can we trace back where it is mentioned or was translated that it seeks to conduct what is barter or a financial transaction for your soul??? I am not too well versed in he bible, is it written in the bible???
it would be interesting to study the conditions and treatment of citizens in a particular region where this first translation was made or interpreted as such. For all we know, somebody who fit the description was actually in town trying to enlighten and empower a broken and suffering submissive population, much to the derision of the local ruling elite who would have the authority to have the record say what is most favorable to their interests??
"There is a significant difference between the two Tantric paths, that of the right hand and that of the left hand (which both are under Shiva's aegis). In the former, the adept always experiences 'someone above him', even at the highest level of realization. In the latter, 'he becomes the ultimate Sovereign' (chakravartin = worldruler)."
originally posted by: SolAquarius
Reminds me of Yaldabaoth.
originally posted by: PerfectenemyWait a minute Satan equals Santa. Holy nutballs i knew i it. Never trust someone with a sack full of toys who creeps into childrens bedrooms.
originally posted by: rickymouse
Lucifer is a hell of a good TV show that comes on Monday night.
originally posted by: djz3ro
a reply to: eisegesis
Did you know that the Morning Star not only refers to Venus? It is also a name attributed to Sirius and Mercury...
Magism was the Science of Abraham and Orpheus, of Confucius and Zoroaster. It was the dogmas of this Science that were engraven on the tables of stone by Hanoch and Trismegistus. Moses purified and re-veiled them, for that is the meaning of the word reveal. He covered them with a new veil, when he made of the Holy Kabalah the exclusive heritage of the people of Israel, and the inviolable Secret of its priests.
It was the remembrance of this scientific and religious Absolute, of this doctrine that is summed up in a word, of this Word, in fine, alternately lost and found again, that was transmitted to the Elect of all the Ancient Initiations: it was this same remembrance, preserved, or perhaps profaned in the celebrated Order of the Templars, that became for all the secret associations, of the Rose-Croix, of the Illuminati, and of the Hermetic Freemasons, the reason of their strange rites, of their signs more or less conventional, and, above all, of their mutual devotedness and of their power.
Magic is the science of the Ancient Magi: and the Christian religion, which has imposed silence on the lying oracles, and put an end to the prestiges of the false Gods, itself reveres those Magi who came from the East, guided by a Star, to adore the Saviour of the world in His cradle.
Tradition also gives these Magi the title of "Kings;" because initiation into Magism constitutes a genuine royalty; and because the grand art of the Magi is styled by all the Adepts, "The Royal Art," or the Holy Realm or Empire, Sanctum Regnum.
The Star which guided them is that same Blazing Star, the image whereof we find in all initiations. To the Alchemists it is the sign of the Quintessence; to the Magists, the Grand Arcanum; to the Kabalists, the Sacred Pentagram. The study of this Pentagram could not but lead the Magi to the knowledge of the New Name which was about to raise itself above all names, and cause all creatures capable of adoration to bend the knee.
Thus there is an Absolute, in the matters of the Intelligence and of Faith. The Supreme Reason has not left the gleams of the human understanding to vacillate at hazard. There is an incontestable verity, there is an infallible method of knowing this verity, and by the knowledge of it, those who accept it as a rule may give their will a sovereign power that will make them the masters of all inferior things and of all errant spirits; that is to say, will make them the Arbiters and Kings of the World.