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A Road Trip to Niagara

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You can read more of my story in: My Autohagiography: Fragments of a Once Broken Mind My journey into poly and ethical non-monogamy was long and tortuous. The pursuit of a freedom I'd fallen in love with as a troubled adolescent but had no words for and no worthy examples to look to. The first polyamarous person I met was in Boston, a friend of Garth who I knew from the Python community and now worked with. Taylor was working on his PhD in neuropsychology and we tripped together. One huge mushroom with a colourful cap, blended into orange juice. My first trip since my psychedelic psychosis of about fifteen years previously. I saw aliens and talked to Stephen Hawking. The next time I saw Taylor was a couple of years later. I'd come to America to celebrate the birthday of a friend's wife. Garth, his wife and I and a work colleague, trekked by car from North Carolina to another friend's ranch just outside Nashville. He was a tech just-about-millionaire and this ranch was t

The Bible: The Bad Parts

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  A friend asked recently about which Bible verses are used to justify evil. I first met this friend, more than twenty years ago, in the Christian cult in which we were both living at the time. He left long before me and provided a home to my wife and I when we first moved out of the cult, who left us with nothing. I have in the past written about some of the good things hidden in the Bible: The Bible: The Good Parts This is a selection of some favourite verses of mine in response to his question about the parts of the Bible used for evil. I ignored much of the genocidal parts of the Bible to focus on the parts I see used for evil in modern Christianity. Psalm 139:13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. This verse has been used to deny abortions to women, to deny them control of their own bodies and lives, and to abuse women using women's health centres. Even used to justify the murder of doctors. Exodus 22:18 Thou shalt not suffer a witch to l

Rational Theistic Luciferianism: Leviathan and Behemoth

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 This is the eleventh article in a series on Rational Theistic Luciferianism, for the other articles on Satanism see (more recent first): Leviathan and Behemoth Short Meditations on Life 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 Ego is your conception of self and the world. Let it burn up. Identity can be shallow or deep, the forms of the ego or a deeper understanding. If you find your identity in your ego, in your pride or in your worldview, then when your ego is stripped away (somebody contradicts you perhaps or something in your worldview is shown to be wrong) it will feel like dying. This is why people protect their worldview and egos, they find their identity i

Rational Theistic Luciferianism: Short Meditations on Life

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This is the tenth article in a series on Rational Theistic Luciferianism, for the other articles on Satanism see (more recent first): Leviathan and Behemoth Short Meditations on Life 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 In the end you become who you make yourself to be. Sow a thought reap an action. Sow an action reap a habit. Sow a habit reap a character. Sow a character reap a destiny. This is karma. Most of your personality is comprised of habits unconscious through familiarity. Watch a toddler learn to walk, so much effort in constant balancing and rebalancing. You do the same work in walking but through practise it is completely unconscious. The purpose of