I am about half way through Peter Carroll’s book called Liber Null. So far I have gleaned a ton of useful information from it. Has anybody used it as a “textbook” to gain skills? Are you will to share any successes?
I read it, I mean I’m more into taking the methods that he promoted, he basically made Spare’s system accessible didn’t he?
Death posture, cant be arsed with that. Alphabet of Desire, likewise.
Which bits did you find interesting?
He gave a good explanation of where magick originates: it is accessible to everybody due to our makeup. It’s not something “given” to us by demons, angels, gods, etc
As of the past several years I use it as a basic reference from time to time, usually when other books refer to it in a quote or bibliography to gain more context for other methods that refer to it, or something similar. Back when I first read it, it was instrumental in developing my results focused perspective, in the way the techniques parallel, strip down, or side step traditional methods yet still work.
Love it. All of Peter J. Carroll’s books are amazing.
Spare’s alphabet, basic alchemy and the mathematical relationships between Will and Magick are amazing. Hypersphere dimensionality is frigging awesome.
Excellent sigilization tut.
Chaos as the fundamental potential, and laughter as a universal solvent <----- Brilliant.
I can go on.
Two Antons & P.J. Carroll
Like most do I first discovered the left hand path via Anton’s Satanic Bible . The teaching which I have endeavoured to follow from those, my earliest days, was to work (atheistic) self reliant Magick. Just me! This is what I do to become a living God. The whole process is about me gaining power and altering what could have been the future for millions of sheeple. That’s what I’ve done. That’s who I am.
Our path is about gaining individual divinity. That’s what I strive for all by myself. That was the first truth I took to heart and applied.
I highly recommend Lords of the Left Hand Path by Stephen E. Flowers, which contains superlative materials on LaVey. I also highly recommend The Church of Satan by Michael Aquino – if you search you might find it. There are several lifetimes’ work in the appendices.
The Order of Nine Angles taught me a lot. I strongly recommend their uncompromising teachings (particularly Codex Saerus ), including the whys-and-wherefores of their adoption of National Socialism. The O.N.A. taught me to work mercilessly with rudimentary tools, repetition and cunning. I nonetheless remain a laughing stock political outcast, a ‘Why don’t you go penetrate yourself?’ Free Market Anarchist and the ultimate Aeonic Magician irony. Again, that’s who I am and what I’ve done.
The two Antons – LaVey and Long – schooled me. Both did so profoundly hardcore. The first, replete with hard won, streetwise techniques; the second with brutal ruthlessness. But the other Magus who allowed me to understand and succeed was Peter James Carroll.
With lots in between, I discovered and used Chaos Magic(k) before I discovered the O.N.A. via the internet in the late 1990s. Carroll’s brief explanations of Paradigm theory hooked me. In no time at all I was addicted to and working it. That was real head-zapping, inherently life changing stuff for me.
The O.N.A. taught Aeonic Magick and as a natural progression I got sucked into that. I highly recommend paradigm Magick but warn against Aeonics for so many reasons you don’t need to know.
I work Magick and My intention is to return to this fleshly life and continue My work.
The modern Church of Satan states that magick is not real and that it is a mental illness. Regarding Socialism: I’ll pass. I am a near anarchist and have nothing but disdain for the category of government, much less one that overtly pushes the notion of theft under threat of violence. But that’s just me.
Carroll’s a clever thinker and skilled writer. Liber Null is a must-read.
@Uncle-Al you are also a clever writer I always enjoy your posts
Worship me via cash deposits into my Visa card a/c.