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#344777 - 08/08/08 08:05 PM Re: A question for downstairs, from upstairs. [Re: Drimlybunk]
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More to the point - it sounds like the original poster is looking for a daily reminder that he or she is a Satanist, much like some religions practice bookend rituals to remind themselves of their gods.


Bingo! I immediately thought about Rosaries or 'Prayer Closets' or even Confession booths after reading the original question.

I need not perform a Satanic ritual daily to 'stay on top of My game'. When the need comes for Me to cleanse something out of My system I do so.

I too feel that if I were to do something like this daily that when the REAL need came to 'get something done' that the Ritual may not be as powerful.

Likened to a tea kettle, I must build up enough steam to whistle well and make the finest cup.

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#344778 - 08/08/08 08:05 PM Re: A question for downstairs, from upstairs. [Re: Drimlybunk]
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I must admit, when I first learned about Satanism, after reading The Satanic Bible and The Satanic Scriptures, I was simply so impressed by the aesthetics of ritual, that I had similar thoughts.

For me, a lot of things changed after actually performing a lengthy ritual or two; and experiencing the profound emotional effect of it, coupled by the positive real world results that followed.

Of course, THAT is what matters the most. So I say, if a daily ritual of some kind is going to affect your life in a positive manner, then why not? I myself don't require that on a day to day basis, and from what I have experienced, not only is ritual a very cleansing experience, but it can also be quite physically exhausting; I was burnt out after my first destruction ritual, just from the raw output of intense emotion. I felt a lot better mentally of course, but I had to go straight to bed!

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#344780 - 08/08/08 08:23 PM Re: A question for downstairs, from upstairs. [Re: TheDegenerate]
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Dr. LaVey explained in The Devil's Notebook that people who perform the most rituals often lead the most frustrating lives.

If a Satanist has to perform a Satanic ritual daily, as in Greater Magic, then maybe they don't need Satanism. They need a doctor.

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#344781 - 08/08/08 08:29 PM Re: A question for downstairs, from upstairs. [Re: TheDegenerate]
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Originally Posted By: Phosis
Oh, sure it does. Extra Satan points if you finish before she wakes up. crossbones


Now, now, boys. Let's not be sexist here. I not only bookend my days with masturbation, but sometimes enjoy a few intermissions in the afternoon! And that finishing before they wake up...does that count for blow jobs too?? coopdevil
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#344782 - 08/08/08 08:30 PM Re: A question for downstairs, from upstairs. [Re: Callier]
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It would have been funnier if you would have said, "If they need to perform a ritual everyday, they don't need The Doktor, they need a DOCTOR."

Yes. Brilliant. I'm laughing right now, in fact.

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#344784 - 08/08/08 08:30 PM Re: A question for downstairs, from upstairs. [Re: Muse]
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I'm not sure...my girlfriend has a tendency to grind her teeth when she sleeps, so I'm not willing to risk it. cool

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#344786 - 08/08/08 08:35 PM Re: A question for downstairs, from upstairs. [Re: Muse]
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Originally Posted By: Sarah
[quote=Phosis]
I not only bookend my days with masturbation, but sometimes enjoy a few intermissions in the afternoon!


See...you gals have to brag about being able to...do a ritual so many times a day. At my age, not only do you have to skip a ritual for a couple of days; but, it takes a lot longer to set up. Not me...other people my age. grin
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#344837 - 08/09/08 01:08 AM Re: A question for downstairs, from upstairs. [Re: Posthuman]
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My suggestion is that if you find your self attracted toward a ritual fetish, you not give it Satanic symbolism, for reasons Chess has already discussed.
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#344838 - 08/09/08 01:17 AM Re: A question for downstairs, from upstairs. [Re: Jack_Lantern]
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Much thanks, you funny bastards...
obvious truth, fully obvious.

The tea kettle analogy sorted it, quality not quantity.

What was that enochian fried chicken sex key?



Edited by Posthuman (08/09/08 01:25 AM)
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#344839 - 08/09/08 01:22 AM Re: A question for downstairs, from upstairs. [Re: Roho_the_Rooster]
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Ha, classy, Roho, classy. grin

Let's return to the topic in hand (no pun intended, guys.)

Ritual, to me, is a very emotional activity, and as such I treat my use of it with utmost care and constraint.

I have only ever partaken in, I think, 3 or 4 formalised rituals.

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#344852 - 08/09/08 05:39 AM Re: A question for downstairs, from upstairs. [Re: TheDegenerate]
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You, my man, never cease to amaze me. crossbones

Your ritual that you shared with all, basically, is a simple ritual with much meaning.

What a wonderful way to start and end a day.

I think I will highlight that in my ritual book. Isn't it on page 69?
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#344853 - 08/09/08 05:45 AM Re: In a nutshell... [Re: Linguascelesta]
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Originally Posted By: Linguascelesta

I conclude my morning ritual by draining the cup of life, er, cup of tea


Speaking of tea, I love to DRINK tea! But, I prefer mine in the afternoon or evening. coopdevil

To Callier: My fried chicken is better than any restaraunt! Geeshh!! crossbones
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#344854 - 08/09/08 05:49 AM Re: A question for downstairs, from upstairs. [Re: Roho_the_Rooster]
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Originally Posted By: Roho_the_Rooster
See...you gals have to brag about being able to...do a ritual so many times a day. At my age, not only do you have to skip a ritual for a couple of days; but, it takes a lot longer to set up. Not me...other people my age. grin


Oh Gosh Roho!!! You make me laugh. But, Kind Sir, I am older than you, and I can still do, er, um, rituals everyday. Um, many times. Why don't we get together and share notes!!?? devilchili
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#344855 - 08/09/08 05:57 AM Re: A question for downstairs, from upstairs. [Re: Muse]
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Originally Posted By: Sarah
does that count for blow jobs too?? coopdevil


I think that the above mentioned activity counts for a whole hell of a lot. Men, what do you think?

Anyway, back to the topic, I think it was about rituals. I do rituals everyday. No props, just my mind and my needed outcome. Truly, the magic is all around us and inside of us.

I concentrate on what I need, I do my little ritual, then forget about it an go about my day.

Ususally, the outcome of the ritual does show up sometime during the day. I don't need wands and candles and books or even a ritual room. You just need your brain.

Mina

PS But, you really should try the tea drinking that Linguascelesta is talking about. 3 cups a day, morning, noon and night. You'll feel so much better! coopdevil
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#344898 - 08/09/08 09:21 AM Re: A question for downstairs, from upstairs. [Re: Queen Shiba]
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Try this tea three times a day

http://www.biopsychiatry.com/semen.htm

Bon Appetit!


Edited by Posthuman (08/09/08 09:49 AM)
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