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Rational Theistic Luciferianism: Philosophical Foundations

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This is the fourth article in a series on Rational Theistic Luciferianism, for the other articles on Satanism see (more recent first): Chaos Magick & Tradition An Invocation of Lucifer & Truth and Lies Magick, Morality and Addressing the Spiritual The Occult Mind, Neural Nets and the Call of the Gods Practical Thelema Philosophical Foundations A Practise and the Cults, Black Magick, Lucifer and Moloch Luciferianism, Demonolatory and the Black Flame A Satanic Manifesto: My Personal Satanism Rational Theistic Luciferianism is both an occult practise and a meta-religion. It's a blueprint for your own personal Luciferian religion, philosophy or occult practise. You're more than welcome to use any of the ideas and symbols here for your own spiritual journey, or to adopt Rational Theistic Luciferianism directly.  I'm a will with an imagination, that's what I Am Rational Theistic Luciferianism is a spiritual practise and an occult path of self knowledge and self actual

Mindfulness of Breathing:A Meditation on the Breath

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Mindfulness of Breathing:A Meditation on The Breath We all like the illusion that we're in control of our own minds. To have to admit otherwise would seem a great failure. The truth however is quite different from what we might tell ourselves. Pause for a moment and observe your mind. How long is it before the internal dialogue starts up, and your mind starts chattering ? It's easy to not realise that this is the way we spend most of our time. This mental chatter is a state of distractedness. The mind drifts along on the winds of it's whims. It makes it hard to concentrate on one thing for any length of time. It also masks what really goes on in the depths of our mind and soul. Meditation is a practice that can reveal the extent of the problem, and offers a solution. Mind Your Mind Do you recognize the feeling of being totally absorbed in something ? You're so wrapped up in it that you are barely aware of your surroundings, and time seems to stand still. You can look up

Some Personal History with Python

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  IronPython in Action was published on the 7th April 2009 and we sold a little over 7000 copies.  Royalties for last quarter amounted to $25. It took me two years to write thirteen chapters and a couple of appendices, and took Christian Muirhead about the same to write two chapters and an appendix. Jonathan Hartley did the diagrams and illustrations and the worst part was compiling the index. It took so long because IronPython was still in alpha (!) when we started and it changed several times (including a Silverlight version being released) whilst writing! After leaving Resolver Systems in 2010 I spent a year contracting on Line of Business apps that ran in Silverlight (Django on the server): Python code running in the browser on the client side. It was glorious. We even had functional tests on unittest built in to the app. Work on mock accelerated massively once IronPython in Action was complete. MagickMock was born not long afterwards. I was also helping maintain the python.org web

Rational Theistic Luciferianism: Chaos Magick and Tradition

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This is the ninth article in a series on Rational Theistic Luciferianism, for the other articles on Satanism see (more recent first): Chaos Magick & Tradition An Invocation of Lucifer & Truth and Lies Magick, Morality and Addressing the Spiritual The Occult Mind, Neural Nets and the Call of the Gods Practical Thelema Philosophical Foundations A Practise and the Cults, Black Magick, Lucifer and Moloch Luciferianism, Demonolatory and the Black Flame A Satanic Manifesto: My Personal Satanism Rational Theistic Luciferianism is both an occult practise and a meta-religion. It's a blueprint for your own personal Luciferian religion, philosophy or occult practise. You're more than welcome to use any of the ideas and symbols here for your own spiritual journey, or to adopt Rational Theistic Luciferianism directly.   Magickal systems are psychological tools and frameworks to assist our connection with the ineffably ethereal which is beyond words and conception. So should you choo

Grieving my Father

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  On the morning of the 2nd of March 2021 my father, Antony George Foord, died at home of cancer. Prostate cancer which had spread to his bones and chest. He was due to be moved to a nursing home that morning. I went to see him the night before and told him I loved him and that I didn't want to say goodbye and that I'd miss him. He was lucid but couldn't speak. Such a lot is now done and gone. I remember family holidays in Wales where the sun shone and we played on golden beaches and raced snails with strangers on the campsite. I remember a holiday in Wales where it rained ever day and we huddled in the caravan and a hurricane blew the awning away. I remember his love for engineering and visiting the Dinorwig power station inside a mountain. I remember fatherly love and idolising him for most of my life. But I also remember being so unhappy in his house and under his rule, with no way out, so desperate to escape. I remember him throwing me out of the family home and then ch

Patriarchy and Parenting

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Patriarchy Can we fix the patriarchy and the problems of the patriarchy just by getting men to change?  Why does our society produce violent men, how are predators able to hide in society, and why do we create so many desperate men who can't relate to women or really even other men? The way men and women relate to each other is  part of that. The patriarchy is inculcated in everyone from birth and lives in all of us. It's what grew out of a society ruled by violence with men tending to be physically stronger than women. A lot of the awfulness is the product of the separation and lack of understanding between men and women. The product of evil/false gender roles we were all taught, especially in the formative years which sets the pattern for adulthood. For example, why do men send unsolicited dick pics by the thousand when I've never heard of a woman be anything other than revulsed by them? I had no idea, couldn't fathom it. Appalling sexual harassment but so common and

Rational Theistic Luciferianism: An Invocation of Lucifer & Truth and Lies

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This is the eighth article in a series on Rational Theistic Luciferianism, for the other articles on Satanism see (more recent first): Chaos Magick & Tradition An Invocation of Lucifer & Truth and Lies Magick, Morality and Addressing the Spiritual The Occult Mind, Neural Nets and the Call of the Gods Practical Thelema Philosophical Foundations A Practise and the Cults, Black Magick, Lucifer and Moloch Luciferianism, Demonolatory and the Black Flame A Satanic Manifesto: My Personal Satanism Rational Theistic Luciferianism is both an occult practise and a meta-religion. It's a blueprint for your own personal Luciferian religion, philosophy or occult practise. You're more than welcome to use any of the ideas and symbols here for your own spiritual journey, or to adopt Rational Theistic Luciferianism directly.   Come Dark Lord Lucifer, we invoke thee. From the towers and the abodes we summon thee. Light bringer, bright morning star, son of the morning and daughter of the ev

The Evil Priestess and the Temple to Isis in Battersea

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To some the name Isis is a terror. To me she is divine beauty wrapped in an Egyptian robe This is the true story of the time I rescued the slave husband of a celebrity high priestess of a temple to the Goddess Isis in Battersea. After the first Ayahuasca retreat I joined the secret Facebook group for "the tribe". Making occasional posts was a third rate ex-celebrity. One of the names she went by was Mary. She also calls herself Mother Gaia, which I consider a blasphemy, and she doesn't believe in global warming. She would regularly post in the group and I would mock and berate her. I warned people she was as spiritual as a twig, that she was deceived and would deceive people for personal gain and so on. Before the second retreat I let the tribe know that I was coming. On the retreat was a slender Romanian gentleman, his first time at the retreat but not his first psychedelic adventure. Far from it as it would turn out. His tolerance was so high he took twice the dose