In the youtube video posted today EA made a couple of interesting comments. Near the end of the video he said;
“…you start finding that your human self starts to die and something else starts to re-awaken inside of you.”
This first comment I quite identify with. At least it certainly feels that way at times. It reminds me of a quote from a book I read called The Black Ship written by a member of the Temple of Set:
“…the energies within us are Alien”
Beautifully simple and spot on. After a while of doing the work it is like playing host to an internalized alien presence. This is what I generally refer to as demonic symbiosis, the quid pro quo relationship between the human host and the EBE attachment, or at least what seems like one.
EA also said:
“I worked with a group, a left hand path temple, who…one of their goals was to reactivate and put into a position of dominance the reptilian brain.”
That is very interesting and in my mind relates to the first comment I posted from the video. To use bodybuilding as an illustration, through work one can change the physical form, shape and appearance of the body. The changes grow from within and rise to the surface in the form of larger well-defined muscles. What if types of ritual work alter the brain in a similar fashion, perhaps not in a tangible sense that could be measured through a brain scan or anything but somehow made something like the aforementioned reptilian brain stronger. What if that caused the individual to think he or she was melding with an external being when it could be that one has simply activated an aspect, albeit a powerful aspect, of one’s psyche that seems alien or external but is actually a part of oneself that has been dormant, sort of like resurrecting an atavistic part of oneself with a growth hormone?