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Black Brothers

From: (nigris (333))
Subject: Re: Black Brothers

50000126 IVom

> > > > Are there any  black brothers anymore?

333 (nigris):
> > > I hope to present myself as one.

> > > > Or is crossing the abyss in the minority of a
> > > > mages goals?

> > > the Abyss is cruel when crossed. I suggest wooing
> > > Her instead.

a correspondent wrote: 
> ...what is meant by a hope to present yourself as a 
> black brother? 

I wish to impact the demonizing within the Hermetic community,
and in particular that of the 'Thelemic' subset, toward a
greater than Black-and-White model of the development of
consciousness and maturation of spirit. Crowley described a
simplistic model he adapted from other Hermetics which is
valuably expanded to include alternative methods than he
espoused or taught. I hope that I communicate these clearly
to those who read my text and relate the experiences that I
have had which support my valuing them in meaningful ways.

> Of what possible purpose could you have in attempting to
> present yourself as anything? If you do present
> yourself as something you are, even the ignorant will
> know you. If you present yourself as anything else,
> those who are using the proper faculty for perception
> will know that some of what they see is false. Some
> will look down on that; most capable of proper
> perception really won't care what sort of ego game you
> (not YOU, but anyone who generates a facade) are
> engaged in.
> So what did you mean by "want to present"?

want to present myself as =

	intend to communicate my status and its character as 

> 10 points for the wooing symbolism.

thanks! it derives of similar intents to steer away from
unidimensionality and dogma in Hermetic concepts. we can
learn alot from looking more carefully at the original
mystical literature from which many Hermetics have
gleaned and which some have attempted to appropriate for
their benefit. ambiguity and multiplicity of symbolic
significance runs rampant. it may inspire us to look
more deeply and imagine more complexly the metaphors we
may use to describe our experiences and those of others.

blessed beast!

nigris (333)

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