Tag Archives: zee-list

Occult ‘zines as cultural artifacts

By Psyche | March 11, 2013 | 1 comment

In Treasure House of Pearls John Crow recently posted about the Theosophical journals he’s been going through in his research on Alan Bennett (interesting stuff, you should check it out). He commented on the “institutional memory” these journals leave behind – an enduring physical record of events that occurred: lectures given, essays shared between countries and their responses.

While his post referred specifically to the Theosophical Society in comparison to the OTO, this echoed my experience with the of the occult ‘zines I’ve been rereading for a project I’m working on.

Many are probably familiar with Kaos and Chaos International, but what about Sut Anubis, Aquarian Arrow, Primal Chaos, The Philosopher’s Stone? With something as disparate as the chaote community, is anyone keeping track? As counter-intuitive as it may seem for an approach aligning itself with chaos, it’s important. Continue reading


Thelemic Will

By Xi O'Teaz | November 11, 2003 | Leave a comment

Subject: re: Uncle Al’s “Do what thou Wilt shall be the Whole of the Law”:
To: The zee-list

>>And you threw the Crowley quote as if to say it
>>means nothing more than, “do what ever you want to”.
>>In which case… if that was what it meant, that is
>>what it would read.
> >that is what it reads….i think..to me it is. anyone
>else care to suggest it means otherwise? i know there
>are some more qualified than me on this list on
>Crowley’s works…

Thelema is a Greek word meaning “Will”. The way that Crowley used the term, he meant *Will* as in a Path that one follows in Life. It has a kinda “higher” feel to it, in that one’s life should be spent discovering and then following their “True Will” (cf. *will*, as in a mere fleeting desire or want). Continue reading


Possession

By Xi O'Teaz | November 11, 2003 | Leave a comment

From: Xi O’Teaz
To: zee-list

<< What are other folk’s opinions of the phenomenon of >so-called `spirit-possession’? Is it `real’? >>

IME, *yes*, it is real. It has been called the same thing as Obsession, which would be accurate, minus the negative connotations modern psychology attaches to it. I have witnessed and Experienced various degrees of Possession, myself.

If you are asking about an “Exorcist” type of Possession, I don’t recall any experience as long-term and dramatic as that (or any other Occult phenomena as it has been portrayed in Hollywood FX, for that matter).

<< Is it ‘just’ a form of `mental illness’? >>

Most psychologists would say *yes*, it is a mental illness.

As a former Psych major, however, I would have to strongly disagree with this stance (one of many things I disagree with mainstream psychology about). I should qualify this statement by saying that *anything* that causes a severe imBalance (with unDesirable effects in one’s life) is a dis-Ease, to me.

So *my* answer would be *no*, it is not a mental illness, unless the Possession impairs your Desired functioning in Life.

<<How would a `chaote’ who does not use the `spirit model’ fit such a phenomenon into their paradigm? >>

A variety of ways (but it would sure help to know what “your paradigm” is):

*Acting* and *role-playing* are but 2 examples of what I would term Possession.

Have you ever done an Invocation? *That* is spirit-Possession.

I really like the idea of morphic fields, and I tend to use them as substitutes for “spirits”. I just access/Link to the morphic field via Correspondences, acting as a channel or conduit, and go from there. I think that both channel and conduit are apt descriptions, but that may be just my Taoist leanings.

I also get Possessed by music at clubs, acting as a channel thru which the music Manifests/Acts-out. I.e., I’m not in control as much as the music is. Lack of primary control is one of the hallmarks of Possession, IMHO.

Another way you could look at Possession is thru the lenses of NLP (one of my favorites). NLP would look at Possession as a Program that has been installed, (at least temporarily) overriding the main Programs that we are accustomed to.

Your Imagination is your only Limit to
How you
Choose to
Perceive your

Reality.

<< Or must one of necessity include the spirit model in order to explain observable reality? >>

Nope, see above.

<< Or is the question irrelevant because `nothing is true, everything is permitted’? >>

Yep.

As I always say,

Know

Thy

Selves

~~~
3
Coyotes
Dancing
~~~


Magickal Precision

By Xi O'Teaz | November 11, 2003 | 1 comment

From: Xi O’Teaz
To: zee-list

>I most always have marvelous results, but a lot of
>times the fallout is quite dramatic and not always
>quite worth the reward.

…i suppose that depends on an awful lot of factors…and whether you are trying something as small as sending a telepathic message to your twin, or something as large as getting spurious george to kill himself for the good of the world…

>The worst part is that people connected with me
>usually get hit too (some get hit real hard, to the
>horror of my guilt ridden, God-fearing twin) and it’s
>not in my intent AT ALL to harm anyone in the
>process.

…oooh…i never thought i’d say this, but have you ever even tried adding some qualifier at the end of a working, like “an it harm none”??? …i say this somewhat tongue in cheek, but maybe it’ll work?!?

…i’ve never really encountered this, that i can recall…

>And, the amount of shit that happens is directly
>proportionate to the size and value of the desired
>objective – the bigger it is, the worse things are in
>getting there, all the way around. Downright
>FUUUUGLYYYYYY at times.

…and sometimes, this just goes with the territory…but i’d think it should be more the exception than the rule…

>Any clues, or outright words of wisdom, that any of
>you can give me on exercises or such that I could do
>to strengthen my grip on these things?

…try a different technique??? ;-)

…with magick, your imagination is–literally–the only real limit to what you can do (although i’d argue against this, as well, i s’pose)…

…i’d suggest that you set up some parameters/limitations in which your magick may manifest itself…yes, you’re limiting your chances for “hitting your goal”, but it’s the same with a bomb vs. a bullet…maybe you’ve gotten really good at magickal bombing, so perhaps it’s time to take some sniper classes…maybe start with a machine gun, and work your way toward the more precise aiming skills…

>I know chaos is just that, and it grabs whatever it
>needs to in order to manipulate things and arrange
>them to allow you to get what you’ve ordered

…so order something in a different Way…

>but surely there are means to keep at least some
>rein on it so that it doesn’t just go like
>gangbusters through everything in a bee-line to the
>objective – which is exactly what happens in extreme
>need cases, crushing and soiling a lot of things in
>the process.

…i’d start with some Intents that you aren’t nearly as emotionally needy toward…enchant for a particular song to come on the radio tomorrow, and tomorrow, follow your intuition as to when you turn on the radio, and what station you listen to…

etc

>(hmm – maybe it’s my ‘expedited service’ clause that
>needs tweeked…)

…that might have something to do with it…

…i think the most important thing is you sound like you need to change the manner in which you perform magickal rites…have you tried magickal flowcharts???

…i think you need to focus on setting some parameters, though…”will abort function if…”

or whatever

have fun

be creative

focus on a different technique

give clauses, limitation, or parameters

focus on the bullet, rather than the bomb

and of course

know thy selves

xi


Chemical Realities

By Xi O'Teaz | November 11, 2003 | Leave a comment

To: zee-list
Date: 11 November 2003

blades wrote:

>and given that what is real changes with chemicals,
>then truth is a chemical reaction’s byproduct. seems
>kinda pointless to ascribe any kind of objective
>meaning to it when you look at it that way.

Very true. Most of the world is on one long serotonin trip. The problem is that most people fear other chemical realities, ala “my drug (serotonin) is better than your drug (any controlled substance)!”

Some interesting Magickal exercises in exploring alternate chemical realities I have experimented with involve going for a month (or longer) in an extreme direction, such as:

  • Eating no meat
  • Eating primarily meat
  • Staying drunk
  • Staying stoned
  • Eating only organic foods
  • Eating only overly processed foods
  • Being severely depressed
  • Tweaking (any “upper”)
  • Tripping (any “hallucinogen”)
  • Fasting
  • Sexual Exhaustion
  • Sexual Frustration
  • Sleeplessness
  • Oversleeping
  • etc…
  • etc…
  • etc…

“Dose ‘em all! Let the drugs sort ‘em out!”
~Infek

“Know Thy Selves”

~~~3 Coyotes Dancing~~~


Page 1 of 41234