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INNAWOODS GENERAL. We had a great innawoods thread a few weeks back. Post your stories of creepy/weird or just interesting things that you have found/ happened to you in the woods. I'll start:
>Wandering down an old levee with friend
>about 2 am (we had been fishing, and sleep in an old houseboat we share)
> Been down this levee a million times
>left side slopes into farmland, right into river
>climb down right side to sit by river but it's land (we were a little buzzed and figured we just forgot which way we were facing)
>find a recliner, opposite an old t.v on a table, both in surprisingly good condition
>leave and go to sleep, walk back next day and theres nothing, anywhere
A brief history of the Astrum Argentum, Astron Argon, the Silver Star, etc.
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In the last six months, whenever I open up this sort of thread, the most overwhelming response is 'wtf is going on here?'. Since that's the case, I guess I'll give a rundown of how the A.'.A.'. got from where it was to where it is today. Perhaps this will contextualize what's going on and remove superfluous questions. I have been so deep into this shit for so long that I don't even consider that some people might not know the history.
The A.'.A.'.never really got big in Crowley's day. Certainly never as large as the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Crowley fractured the order on the accusation of failure to initiate. In the Equinox, he would publish their structure and a number of their initiation rituals, and more importantly, where the G.'.D.'. went wrong. At this early period in the A.'.A.'., some of the more notable members included JFC Fuller and Austin Osman Spare, whose Kia Kultus Zos was the forerunner to the modern day Chaos Magick.
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I've developed an affinity for /x/ as of recently. I see the presence of Thelemites here, and I'd like to get their opinion, plus others on the following quaere. I'm not trolling anyone here, I'm just genuinely interested in responses, so if my questions seems stupid, try to focus on correcting my ignorance rather than ranting about how dumb the questions are. There are many, so a generally response would be fine instead of addressing the entire issue.
The three forms of ceremonially based religions that embrace magic(k) and (I suppose) make up largely populated branches of the occult include the following: Hermetic Qabalah, Thelema and Wicca.
Why the need for all three? It seems to me that beyond the surface faith, vernacular and angular philosophy, all three branches are essentially teaching, believing and striving for the exact same thing.
Is it due to just sheer schism? I know the Rosicrucians of the Golden Dawn warred between the England and French lodges, so there were divisions from the beginning.
Obviously the commonality between the three are due to their unfolded history and joint membership. Clearly these branches of occult had members that moved from or "evolved(?)" one another, sometimes having the intent of dual membership maybe. The influence is clear in the historicity anyway.
But still... in this century, with illusions constantly being destroyed and the enlightened being able to communicate far and wide... why do these branches marginalize themselves away from one another... the further down the chain you go, you find all three sometimes borrowing RETROACTIVELY from one another these days.
Covens and Cabals alike seem to be loosing their concrete identities as a result... but the grouping still remains. Why?
Help a brother out.
Conspiracy here at Google
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Youtube employee. The following 3 videos where each removed from Youtube by a covert request that does not correspond with the listed information. Tracing the source back up reveals nothing, and I've been given a general air to 'mind my own fucking business'. This does not happen here. Basically, I can't go and view the material, and neither can any of my friends, even those with the highest access permissions. They still exist however. I suspect that someone has fucked with our security and done something, and cleaned out their digital forensic evidence. This is beyond me, but there is way too much effort here, for it to be an unorganised or small time effort. Everything cries fucking conspiracy. This is where I am today.
These are the videos:
Now, can you help resolve my curiosity? Something is going on...This shit is beyond me.
Standing by for aid.
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Ok /x/, I have a story for you all. One night, I had to have been 7 or 8 at the time and I shared a bunk bed with my brother and I was on the top bunk. Anyway, one night, idk if I was dreaming or what but I could've sworn my wall was talking to me so I yelled shut up. Then out of nowhere I got a very weird, scared, almost petrified feeling all through my body and felt like huge hands grabbing my shoulders and shaking me screaming at me. I was too scared to open my eyes so I didnt see anything. To this day I sometimes have this recurring dream, just without being shaken.
So I guess I want to know if you guys have any idea what that might have been or if it was all in my dream or what. Pic unrelated