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For some time now i have noticed that many people on this forum, seems to dislike the Rhp, this left me wondering why, what is the difference between them?
My view of people on this forum, especially those that have been here for a while, is mature, serious practitioners, who just want to improve themself and eager to help others do so. This is also the view i have with every RHP practitioner i know.
Actually i hate to label stuff, and limit them, but my path is what most people would call RHP. I continue to climb the tree of life, but to do that i must also explore it’s dark roots. The difference between an initiatory order like the golden dawn, vs what ea teach here, is that initiation is done in a slow controlled manner. This is why a neophyte does not evoke a demon, not cause it’s forbidden, but he may not be able to handle it. It may cause trials he is not ready for, thereby screw the neophyte up more then necessary.
Instead the neophyte pass through grades, and in each grade his whole life and himself is transformed into someone who is ready to take on the mysteries. Then after a point, he can pass no longer until he start to work with demons and face the trials, and teaching the demons have to give. After that some people makes the choice to work mainly only with demons and that is equally valid as to work with only angels. At this point the old neophyte now the magician is equipped with the tools to work with whatever he wants.
In the golden dawn system magicians are not forced on dogmas, they are frameworks to do magic in, some may be Egyptian, christian, pagan etc. As you pass through the grades you learn to work with the forces behind the system. If you stay in a religion your experiences are limited by the boundaries of that religion.
Just cause E.A went through other initiatory systems, learned the skills, found his path, and then decided to skip the mouth to mouth initiation thing and publish his teaching wide open, for anyone interested to learn, this was a good thing i respect his work for it. This does not make other initiatiory system bad, or useless, in the same way that mit opencourseware or moocs does not make going to a univeristy usless.
To me BALG is similar to a mooc, (masive open online course). While being physically initiated into an order, working through their system is akin to going to a university. Both type of options have their uses and are up to the one learning what is the best way to learn.
I hope people could help me understand this LHP vs RHP i must be missing something, thanks