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Friday, November 14, 2008

message for the younguns

Look, magic doesn't have to be this big song and dance with robes and warbly rhyming couplets and shit. It follows from one simple principle: our world is meaningful and not just apparently so. The trick is: make it make sense that things happen for you.


You cannot fake this any more than you can fake a meal (to paraphrase Hassan i Sabbah). The unfortunate thing is that you are never the only person telling your story. The upshot: everyone loves a strange twist. "He was always so quiet, so reserved."


So none of this sounds especially "magical"—well, rightly so: "magic" is freedom from nihilism, and that's all. ... well, let's clarify that. It's the freedom afforded by a certain species of nihilism.


"Why," skeptics balk, "do so-called magicians not make their livelihood off lottos?"—this arises from a basic confusion over the nature of the world we inhabit. The lives of lottery-winners explain the situation adequately.


None of this is to say that the traditional techniques of ritual magic are not effective. Again the question: does it make sense that this would work? Does it make sense that Kubaba should manifest herself when I intone such-and-such a Luwian incantation? To secular atheists and all their irony: clearly no. (Exceptions exist, but these are not generally predictable.)


This is clearly in violation of many "control methods"—the scientific method, for instance. This is admittedly unfortunate but follows from the essential separation of science not from religion but from art.


Now, children, clearly the time has come for practical advice. Well now... despite the relentless efforts of the mainstream to neuter sex, sex magic remains the most effective practice. (This is certainly true for readers of this blog.) Confirmation is close at hand. I will not tell you how to do it because you do not need to be told how to do it. Think this over: what can you do that a sexual climax (including an autoerotic climax) could conceivably power?


Then decide: I don't have sex anymore; I cast spells.

3 comments:

Gorgon The Space Monster said...

Sometimes I think of two girls casting a spell and then I go and cast a spell by myself.

Tezcatlipoca said...

"The lives of lottery-winners explain the situation adequately."

I don't believe so, please elaborate.

ħkʰárwə said...

The timeline of the Rotten Library entry on lottery winners provides an eloquent explanation.

Maxims and minims for the wise and the foolish

  • LANGUAGE IS A HIERARCHICAL AUTHORITY
    A GOVERNMENT OF THE CONSCIOUSNESS — Tezcatlipoca
  • Whoever fights against the empire, becomes the empire. [or something along those lines] — Philip K. Dick [as told to Tezcatlipoca]
    • We’re not fighting the empire! We are the empire! Go away, or we'll smack you with this stick! — Tezcatlipoca
  • You don't have to be straight to shoot straight. — Barry Goldwater
    • Indeed, we must prevent life, which is frequently fatal. — Umunmutamku
      • There are also a number of legitimate scientific reasons for it as well (though I don't know what they are) — Tezcatlipoca
  • Instead of thinking of Scripture as a manual, I try to think of the Bible as ‘a boyfriend’. — punkrainbow
    • Your feelings are lying to you. — Jer 17:9
  • READ A BOOK, I'M SURE IT'S IN ONE OF THEM. — Tezcatlipoca
    • Books are full of bullshit and lies! — Tezcatlipoca
      • We will lie to you but we will lie to ourselves as well. You will, however, see through our lies and grasp the shining truth within. — The KLF
  • A Gnostic is by definition a knower, and since knowledge supersedes belief, a knower cannot very well be a believer. — Stephan A. Hoeller
    • talking about the great unknown is ridiculous. it’s THE GREAT UN-FUCKING-KNOWN — Anonymous
      • The enemy knows the system. — Claude Shannon

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