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Join Date: 19 May 2004
Location: Amsterdam, Holland
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In the macrocosm [that is, the human body], Dašth is located in the throat: it is the Adam's apple, the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge.

"Dašth - Knowledge - is not a Sephira. It is not on the Tree of Life: that is, there is in reality no such thing."
[Aleister Crowley, Little Essays toward Truth; Knowledge.]

To attain to the Truth and the Light, we must cross the Abyss.

"We must understand first of all that the root of Moral Responsibility, on which Man stupidly prides himself as distinguishing him from the other animals, is Restriction, which is the Word of Sin. Indeed, there is truth in the Hebrew fable that the knowledge of Good and Evil brings forth Death. To regain Innocence is to regain Eden. We must learn to live without the murderous consciousness that every breath we draw swells the sails which bear our frail vessels to the Port of the Grave. We must cast out Fear by Love; seeing that Every Act is an Orgasm, their total issue cannot be but Birth. Also, Love is the law: thus every act must be Righteousness and Truth."
[ibid., Silence.]

We must, to speak with Nietzsche, go Beyond Good and Evil; indeed, this is exactly what it means to "cross the Abyss".

"Now is the dominion of Edom, & the return of Adam into Paradise"
[William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.]

EVERY Act is Right and True, Every Act is Orgiastic. There are no moral phenomena, only moral INTERPRETATIONS of phenomena:

"Evil in its nature is neither a thing nor does it bring anything forth.
Evil does not exist at all and is neither good nor productive of good.
All things which are, by the very fact that they are, are good and come from good; but in so far as they are deprived of good, they are neither good nor do they exist.
That which has no existence is not altogether evil, for the absolutely non-existent will be nothing, unless it be thought of as subsisting in the good superessentially. Good, then, as absolutely existing and absolutely non-existing, will stand in the foremost and highest place, while evil is neither in that which exists nor in that which does not exist."
[Dionysius the Areopagite, De divinis nominibus, chapter 4.]

"But how comes it then that there should even be an illusion of Sorrow?
Simply enough; by taking a partial and imperfect Vision."
[Crowley, ibid., Sorrow.]

"Conception of a new perfection: that which does not correspond to our logic, our "beautiful," our "good," our "true," could be perfect in a higher sense than even our ideal."
[Friedrich Nietzsche, The Will to Power, section 1010.]

"Such an experimental philosophy as I live anticipates even the possibilities of the most fundamental nihilism [the absence of our logic, our ideal, in reality]; but this does not mean that it must halt at a negation, a No, a will to negation. It wants rather to cross over to the opposite of this - to a Dionysian affirmation of the world as it is, without subtraction, exception, or selection - it wants the eternal circulation: - the same things, the same logic and illogic of entanglements. The highest state a philosopher can attain: to stand in a Dionysian relationship to existence - my formula for this is AMOR FATI [love of fate].
It is part of this state to perceive not merely the necessity of those sides of existence hitherto denied, but their desirability; and not their desirability merely in relation to the sides hitherto affirmed (perhaps as their complement or precondition), but for their own sake, as the more powerful, more fruitful, TRUER sides of existence, in which its will finds clearer expression."
[ibid., section 1041.]

"The pride of the peacock is the glory of God.
The lust of the goat is the bounty of God.
The wrath of the lion is the wisdom of God.
The nakedness of woman is the work of God."
[William Blake, ibid., Proverbs of Hell.]
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