The Spire has reduced its prices by 50% and will keep them as the regular prices for the foreseeable future.
The Temple of THEM will be interviewed for Vol. V. of TSF.
LIBER BATHYAL: is a new collaboration between Fall of Man and Krist Hollow of THEM. The Liber will be professionally printed and published in Fall of Man’s ‘Nox Sine Occasu’ range.
Bathyal, named after the deep, is an advanced selection of treatises dealing intimately with ways, means and benefits of understanding and applying form that demand more from the reader than I have ever asked of them before.
It includes for the first time the complete ontology of the Temple of THEM – and a full explanation of the symbolism of the Thrasz (including the complex Aeurekanequeo that is the esoteric heart of THEM designed to replace the Tree of Wyrd) and an in-depth analysis of Form and how it typifies the key principles of my understanding. It advances an analogous suggestion for grasping the field of Social Neuro-Science, an emerging discipline of crucial import to THEM and an evolution of Radia Sol and Radia Star. Through delving into the principles of dissolving contradiction and simultaneity, Bathyal develops and describes a methodology to evolve human perspective and reorient the traditional function of the brain. It discusses our views and strategies toward Abrahamism, Self-Delusion, THEM themselves, and raises critical questions regarding equality between men and women and highlights the problem with the concept of socially striven-for equality vs. the reality of psychological relativity and equilibrium – and much more.
The Temple has 15 signed copies available to pre-order at $45.00 AUD + postage. Please contact email@example.com to register your interest.
– The Phyrm
– The Spiral Energy of the Thrasz
– The Subconscious and the I-go
– The Spherical Vantage of the Map
– Distortion of Phorma
– The Geometry of Life
– V & Vivera
– In Summary
-Simultaneous Superimposition of the Internal & External
– The Dyph
– The Simultaneous Pulse
VANTAGES: [Toward a New Lexicon]
– The Law of Phorms
– The Law of Phorces
– Interpretative Shell
– Holding Consensus
– The Ostensible Crucible
– Anomalic Embrace
– Phyrm / Black Clay
– Nyw Wyrms / Oldyr Wyrms
– Applied Vertice
MAGIC, GOD, THEM & THE PI SYNDROME
DISINHERITED (True Power/Lessness)
THE GREATEST HERESY: EQUILIBRIUM
THEM & REPTILIANS
THE BLACK KEYS OF SATAN
– Key 1. Visitation
– Key 2. Orientation
– Key 3. Invitation
– Key 4. Dedication
FORM, RELATIVITY AND REALITY
An ambitious project being undertaken by the Temple of THEM and mother and friend of the Temple, JD, is the publication of a children’s book tentatively titled: Welcome to the World.
The philosophy behind the book implies that children are not dullards or simpletons but capable of comprehending reasonably complex concepts, words and symbolism if adequately explained to them by the parental figure. The onus is on the parent to bond with their child and teach them to think harder and more carefully about impending decisions and pressures the world will eventually make on them, stories its residents will tell them and to consider all of the options available under a wider umbrella of competing values.
THEM put forth a number of demands in agreeing to author and co-illustrate a book intended for children.
- That the book be non-denominational
- That it not seek to re-indoctrinate the child into a new religion
- That it not be made banal or overly simple for the child and demand a certain intellectual onus
- That the onus be shared between the child and the parent to foster the responsibility of explaining the ways of the world without mystification.
- That absurdity be highlighted
- That absolute authority be put in question
- That a sense of wonder and excitement about the world permeate the story.
Welcome to the World (WTTW) seeks to teach children to look at all of the competing options vying for their attention, loyalty, time and to think for themselves. To convey an understanding that there are boundless opportunities and opportunists and that their role in the world is to navigate a course through them not to them.
A child’s book that teaches open questioning of authority and established forms at such a young age may be considered ‘satanic’ for its attempt to impart a solid grasp of the world in a mature fashion and foster independence from being defined or controlled by it. Certainly it does not hold Christianity in high regard but neither does it fabricate lies of it and reflects an accurate portrayal of its absurdity and its illogical mechanisms. No book is unbiased and our distaste for faith, for zealotry and irrational choices on which to base life is plain to see but we do not seek to pull the child away from one form only to replace it with another of equal value. Nor do we tolerate the politically correct absurdity of treating all religions or forms as equal and deserving of equal respect: some are outright dangerous and delusional and many openly rob a child or person of their autonomy and are portrayed accordingly.
We may well ask, what is the outcome of teaching a child to put authority in the context of self-discovery and autonomy? It may make unusual demands on the parents whose role may shift from adjudicator of experience to agitator, and such agitation an evolution forward of the autonomous being equipped from an early age with sound logical and philosophical tools to meet the challenges the world makes upon the soul. WTTW has been intended as an inclusion amongst the standard fare that constitutes reading for children, not a replacement.
The Art for WTTW has been a joint collaboration between WR and JB, with WR writing the text: a sample of which is given below.The style of the writing leans toward the meter of Dr Seuss.
WTTW has been intended for a very small print run and a private project designed to equip our members children with books that impart our ideals and values which are to question ideals and values. If however you would like to order a copy for your child you can register your interest with WR at firstname.lastname@example.org
[PS – we managed to rhyme Koran with Satan.]
In a very dark place a long time ago,
before there was fire, before there was snow,
before there were dinosaurs and humans you know,
there was THEM.
No-one knows where they came from,
Or even remembers their names,
Or what they looked like,
but here is the great shame.
In your lifetime as you grow older,
older than 3, older than 4, older than 5
many people will try to tell you things
some that are true and some that are lies.
They will tell you that they know
where you came from and are going,
and about a great man in the sky
surrounded by angels that are glowing,
They’ll tell you the world and all of THEM too,
were created by this man,
and that he wrote a book for you,
a book called a bible, torah or koran,
and they’ll tell you about a monster
who they named Satan.
They will tell you about this sky-man
and make him seem really nice
but religion is well known
for telling big lies.
They will tell these things
not because they are true
but because they believe them,
and say so should you
and you might just want to,
because you are young
and impressionable too.
As you get older than 6, older than 7, older than 8,
You will see many wondrous things
beautiful and great,
and you may wonder,
as others have too,
who or what made them?
and who or what made you?
But if you listen to those stories,
and believe them to be true,
then you may just miss out
on someone telling the truth to you.
I dont know either how all of this came to be,
but I know that for everyone with no exception
it is ultimately a mystery.
The forces of THEM are in the skies and the clouds,
in the seas and the mountains,
in single people and in crowds,
in hearts and in minds
in all things you touch and all that you see,
inside you and your brain
and outside in time, weather and words that we speak,
what are these forces I hear you ask?
Well, they are simply things stronger than us
that put us to task.
A BRIEF HISTORY
OF THE BRIEF HISTORY OF THEM
After attempting to establish numerous proxy nexions, many of which involved archiving the work and ethos of the ONA – The Temple of THEM was founded in February 2006 by myself (of a thousand names but best known as Ryan Anschauung (then Tnepres) and another individual known as ‘The Sorceress’.
Our meeting in 2003 represented a collision of determined individuals with unique ideas and wyrds that would feed each other to the present day.
These ideas were tempered, tested and evolved by more than a decade of involvement between two Masters. One being Christos Beest who instructed me in the Hebdomadry of the British, ONA the other a powerful Sorceress from Eastern Europe.
I was mentored in magick by what I derived from the ONA and its associated nexions, my own personal Mvimaedivm and what was taught to me by the Sorceress, my Mistresses, and my Mother.
The Temple of THEM’s exoteric form straddles seven major disciplines drawing influence from each; (1) the Septenary Way, (2) Private Thracian Lore, (3) The Chaos Magic of the Illuminates of Thanateros, (4) The Mythos of Lovecraft, (5) Mvimaedivm – a personal and unique Archetypal/Narrative Magic developed as my life has unfolded (6) The Sorcery of Carlos Castenada & (7) The Analytical Psychology of Carl Gustav Jung.
The decision to form THEM arose from an observation of a satanic monopoly emerging that threatened to snuff out the range of approaches and methodologies for appreciating the occult and the advancement of our own growing Aeonic Urges and implementations to interfere/alter the present course of the human psyche.
Numerous individuals then undertaking the Way of the Septenary who found it did not meet their needs, or appreciate their individual opinions, criticisms, insights or variations joined forces – each from high-ranking positions in other magical/occult currents around the globe inc. OTO, ONA, IOT, TOS, and many more each offering their specialist knowledge of their current to the collective pool.
The Temple of THEM shaped itself as a platform that would allow these isolated and often harried voices the opportunity to speak loudly and clearly even and especially when it interfered with the trending status quo of satanic philosophy in order to transcend duality itself.
Naturally when it began THEM was very different from its present course. And over the duration of the nine years it has existed, has taken on a myriad of different incarnations to explore, expand, evolve and meet certain needs and lived a variety of forms. Among these have been the 2010 Sinister 101 Syndicate (previously known as the Mvimaedivm Forum) which was a thriving online business hub for all things Septenary, Sinister and ONA. It is still in existence but activity has all but ceased after operations were moved to other cyber quarters and remaining membership is a shadow of what it used to be.
Mvimaedivm Black, Mvimaedivm White were two projects by the Temple researching the Magi and the Lore of the Dark Gods. These studies resulted in the publication of a 250 page collaboration called “Ki En Gi r Black” and consisted mostly of a hybrid of Sumerian academia and occulture. Some 500 additional pages relating to Sorcery & Combat Techniques, The Dark God lore in Prehistory/Egypt/Indo-Europea, Star Lore, and numerous other topics of interest at the time have been archived but are not accessible to the public. The forum Mvimaedivm Black also still exists, under the watchful eye of one of THEM, but its level of activity is much like that of S101S, a ghost town after THEM vacated it in favour of new stomping ground.
Other groups not available or visible to the public such as ‘Otherland’ were additional attempts to unite a collective of Sorcerers across the globe in perfecting and exploring magical technique and sharing personal philosophy and techniques. Otherland also concerned itself with psychedelic experiences, entheogenics – or using substances as pathways to Allies, astral travel and out of body experiences.
Numerous Wordpresses, a digital notebook platform, have been utilized by the Temple over the years including the inventively named ‘Ryan Anschauung WordPress’, ‘Dark Planet WordPress’, ‘Mvimaedivm’, ‘Temple of THEM’ WordPresses too. The only currently active wordpress utilized by THEM is the re-incarnation of Thetempleofthem.com wordpress which is a private archive accessible only to members of THEM and guests with special permission. Another website titled ‘Mvimaedivm’ has been inactive a year to the day (April 20 2015) but was taken hold of by an Italian member of the Temple who dedicated himself wholly to an alternate project. Mvimaedivm web was a tendril he intended to dedicate to Sinister/Esoteric Music under the name “Canor Sinistrum” – but which transformation has not yet come to fruition. Building up real estate and handing it over to fledgling members to look after was considered a suitable method to allocate the current to many hands rather than leave it focused in a centrality.
A short-lived page (now in hibernation) for the Temple on Facebook was developed into a new forum that is currently active and represents the most recent online representation of the Temple acting as a hub for announcements and file sharing. What dictates which media are kept public or put into hibernation varies – the Temple changes shape according to which criteria it believes have been or need to be achieved and looks out for the appropriate signs that a certain energy, form or attitude has taken root either in an individual or group, which triggers a response from us and a re-organization of our geometry.
THE BLACK GLYPH SOCIETY
The diversity and expertise in respective magical fields by its members allowed THEM access to documentation kept private by each organization and this mountain of material would later become the archives of the Black Glyph Society – a society dedicated to keeping alive useful and practical information on systems that we felt contributed to the aims of the would-be Sorcerer.
The Black Glyph Society changed hands in approximately 2012 from RA in Australia to TD in the United States – but continues to exist to meet the needs of wanderers of the occult paths.
The Glyph as it is affectionately known, operates on a two-tier system. To those we feel deserving of the information in our archives, pending interest and dedication, the Glyph offers free files and materials that relate to that individuals study or in some cases that we feel may open up new vistas or esoteric advancement by having access to. The other tier gives individuals the option to buy a restricted catalogue of materials as printed books mostly relating THEM’s studies and philosophy or other unique strains of philosophy on the matter of the Sinister, Satanism or Self-Development.
A lesser known function of the Society is the encouragement and extension of aid to individuals to compile, publish or otherwise share their unique point of view by using our contacts to obtain a publishing deal, or simply assisting in layout, editing, illustrations, or morale. The Glyph is still active and books can still be purchased by placing an order from the website. Additional materials can be found archived inexpensively for a few Euro a book at a digital download site called Amenthes, from The Spire – a new incarnation of the Glyph (but part of the original society) , or from various portals on the internet. Searching for deliberately obscure keywords such as Mvimaedivm, Oto Anorha, Liber 13/13, or Insynsian will usually bring links up where we have posted material and essays in assorted forums. Such words are unusual because it makes their use, and spread, easy to track.
The Spire is a subsidiary of THEM that was launched in 2015 designed to meet a number of goals. (1) To supply affordable quality materials by THEM that have become very expensive or rare over time. (2) To supply Tarot, Star Games and other Occult Items and Services to increase the tools available to others to encourage/enable them to develop certain skills (3) To re-advertise and compliment the resources sold by the Black Glyph with new or rare releases (4) To re-advertise and compliment the resources sold by the Fall of Man and Amenthes digital store with new or rare releases by THEM and other Sinisterion (5) To fund the purchase of land by the ASOv and THEM for future phases of its charters.
Oto Anorha is a periodical released at intermittent intervals by the Temple, beginning with the first public issue numbered #28 in 2006 and has charted the progress, methods, magical development, achievements and aims of the Temple over the course of its short but enduring life. Issues have included contributions by members of THEM on varied topics and special editions focused on a theme. The magazine is not restricted only to members of THEM; friends and allies of THEM have been invited to contribute insights to the magazine in previous issues. The mysterious name Oto Anorha stems from the desire to honour the founders Mistress and is an anagrammatic dedication to her.
Temple of THEM -2011 /122fy.
My Work and my Writing – My Approach and My Motive and Methodology is given in this short manuscript and the Alchemical formula that Drives me. I reveal here the Blueprint of my Work that Others may understand or follow it.
The dominance of the ‘I’ in people must be dislodged enabling the unconscious processes and actions of their ego to become consciously observable to them via the creation of a new stream of consciousness. They must understand how they make suppositions, projections, abstractions, tensions, create time, space, form and how they themselves cause these through the Engine of their Perception.
The successful result of this alchemical is to cause a specific Doubt of their Autonomy that leads to a brief Collapse of the Ego and the Emergence of the Self. As if – they [the emergent Self] were suddenly operating from another room in the back of their skull, watching their Ego working away at the controls of their Organism as a separate entity or function.
Once this split-mind state occurs there is no going back. Evolution has been achieved. There is nothing more for you to do. Their mind ceases to perceive itself as a Singularity and the individual becomes THEM – a compartmentalized being acutely conscious of sharing its being with more than one function – both of which it may use, rather than the one. This is Evolution of the Mind.
To Kill the Machine – means to Dislodge that which keeps it running. Which is precisely – the supreme and singular dominance of the Ego which most Identify as themselves. But to Warn the Ego of an attack is a fatal error – if it senses danger it hardens and becomes immovable. It cannot be directly approached and can only be drawn out slowly – much as a psychologist must dance around the issues of his patient so as not to frighten him and also to allow the individual to come to the Realization on their Own. Thus the Ego must be tricked into defeating itself. It’s abstractions must be torn apart piece by piece / its processes broken down and made visible to that individual so that a Special Instant occurs in that Individual similar to an Out of Body Experience – With the Exception that is it Out Of Mind. In this Instant, a sudden Flash of the Awakened Self can see the actions of the Ego consciously. This can be done one by one very slowly – or, via our creation of Magical Socialism, people can be affected in much larger numbers.
Magical Socialism is a specific incantation this Temple has created to weaken the Ego based on what we know about how to lower its guard. This generates the correct emotional state in many people at once necessary for Change. It bears resemblance to National Socialism – and uses a similar current that made NS magical – but it should not be mistaken for it. There are Others like us – who are of a split-mind and consciously, suspiciously regard their Own motives. Our movement has sought and seeks them out. We can do nothing for an Individual who has already Evolved but we Seek THEM out to give Them a Collective Home. Our Directive is to target those who have not Evolved or Show Signs of being on the Cusp of Self-Awareness. The Simple truth is that the Banner of Satanism represents an ancient Instability of the Mind whose Current attracts those who are less resistant to Change and who may have more chance of Re-Connecting with their Total Mind – and it is for this reason alone that our Mythos is wound about Darkness.
Creating One of THEM is an extraordinarily difficult process – it is often lengthy and the process(es) required varies from individual to individual, instant to instant. It is made all the harder should the target Ego be put on alert that such a process is being attempted. Now you understand the simple reason behind the secrecy of our motives and our movement.
I remain convinced, that whilst it may take many decades of effort – if enough of THEM can be created who create other Them using this formula. The power structure of the Magi attained through its purchase of the mind – made possible through the unconscious possession of people that keeps them in Thrall to Forms – will be utterly destroyed.
We May Not See this Event in Our Lifetime. But I am Committed. And Believe that We have discovered the Secret and the Antidote to the Poison of the Magian. May Our Tendrils Spread Across Space and Time And Deliver Us from Evil.
DIRECTIVES OF THE TEMPLE OF THEM
Directive A-1: Australia, does not have a significant sinister history. Being little more than 200 years old it has yet to bring forth a significant Satanic contribution to the world.
THEM aim to change that.
Directive A-2: THEM is a No Hand Path. Believe, in whatever suits, when it suits.
Directive A-3: TERATO – HARUSPEX – ENGRAM – MALEFICIA. Look deep inside the entrails of the Monster – Remember – and Become One of THEM.
Directive A-4: There once was a Temple named THEM,
As prophesized by the visionary KHEM. They Remembered Dark Gods, And against all the Odds, Delivered the World from Men.
Directive A-5: Not Everything Here is Wonderful. Not Everything Wonderful is Here.
Directive A-6: “The Greatest Trick the Devil Ever Pulled Was Convincing the World He Didn’t Exist.” MEHR SEIN ALS SCHEIN
Directive A-7: Sometimes I win. Sometimes I let Others win.
Directive A-8: Sometimes the Bad Example is the Best Example.
Directive A-9: Upon the Death or Imprisonment of any member of THEM a Church is to be burned to the ground.
Directive A-10: Stalk Death by Day. All Things Die. Be Aware of Its Hand. Learn Its Face. Carpe Diem. Tempus Fugit. Understand Your Time on Earth is Limited.
Directive A-11: You can Become More. Don’t Fall Prey to Others and their Waste of The Joy Life Can Bring.
Treasure Your Body, It’s Your Vehicle to Power. Nurture Your Reason, It’s the Means to Ecstasy.
Directive A-12: Sinister Matrix. New Species. Physis and Intellect. Mvimaedivm Requires Balance of Discipline, Abandon, Body and Mind. Failure is Certain If Not 361 Degrees of Approach.
Directive A-13: Absolutes are Egoic. All is Temporary. All Shapes Shift. Use Them While They Exist But Do Not Rely on Permanence. All Life Moves On so Flow With Its Current.
Directive A-14: No Human Being Knows The Way to the Silent Desert Better Than You. Accept Guidance But Question the Guidance. Be Strong and Make Your Own Way Forward With The Patience of an Aeon.
Directive A-15: A Triangle Squared. A Triplicate Process. Of Thesis, Antithesis, and Finally, Synthesis. Combining the Division of Two Forms Into a New Understanding Complimented By Another. The cycles of growth are not always pleasant and involve caustic, toxic and deathly shades of ingredient. These elements, pungent to order, form, and the human sphere must be considered as integral in the formation of specific archetypal recipes. Some forms must be allowed to gestate in order to cause a future reaction.
- Directive A-16: Infect Corporate Logos with our Symbols and Spread.
Directive A-17: Unfortunately, or rather as a result of, diffused consciousness that interferes with one’s causal ability to maintain a solid form to others; being known as a shape-shifter of some skill and of course, revealing the disarming secrets of one’s trade, carries with it the burden of implicit suspicious mistrust. Members have reported side-effects of our ‘Grand Science’ with members of their inner Sinisterion due to able demonstrations of Chameleonization openly – thus revealing how adept they are at controlling what people see and witness of them. This has lead to issues of instability, esp in magical relationships, where one may say the illusions of the causal are experienced withdrawn and the frightening (from their point of view) essence beyond projection revealed. Thus Emily no longer sees John, but a sinister grinning trickster, a dark, mysterious and cunning master of illusion who sends her projections back to her. This has the effect of causing people to be perpetually unsure whether a shifter is sincere or merely playing another role: An unavoidable Sinister Aspect of THEM’s Work. [See Hel.]
- Directive A-18: If you have morals, keep them to yourself.
- Directive A-19: Do not judge by appearance. Nothing is known by appearance except appearance.
- Directive A-20: Humans have a thousand masks. Learn to imitate as many as you can.
Directive A-21: Remember and embrace the force of Self-Honesty. There can be no ultimate loyalty to any form. Only temporary tolerance and alliance. All things pass.
Directive A-22: Remember and embrace the force of Entropy.
All Things have their own life cycles and destinies. Including you. Expect nothing to last and everything to eventually leave you.
- Directive A-23: THERE WAS A WAR: A WAR WE LOST
IF WE ARE TO SURVIVE: WE MUST REMEMBER.
Directive A-24: Remember and embrace the force of Synchronicity. When you are on the right Vyrd you will see signs and connections. Bridges will present themselves and spaces split to allow doorways to open. When you are crossing your Vyrd you will be thwarted by chance. Misfortune will trail you like a savage dog. Opportunities will become mirages. You can only be who you are. Don’t fight it.
Directive A-25: Remember and embrace the force of Solidarity. The Sinisterion are the emergent voices of a new design, scattered through time and space. Our Vyrds may cross when the stars are right and the voice of THEM speaks.
We can stand alone, but we can also stand alone together: In Supra Solidarity.
- Directive A-26: Never let anyone see the true face of the monster inside you.
Directive A-27: Remember and embrace the force of the Undividual. It is not enough to individuate, entire tracts of traditional inheritance from the Magi must be identified, confronted and erased. Set a new example of what a human can do and be for others to follow.
- Directive A-28: Remember and embrace the force of Form.
Those wicked shapes that seize us and allow us to seize others. Study them and develop your ability with them. All forms have both obvious and ingenious uses. Forms are the key to shaping the coming Aeon.
Directive A-29: Remember and embrace the Being of More Than You Appear. MEHR SEIN ALS SCHEIN. One of THEM should be able to sidle up to its prey without the prey any the wiser. Learn ALL shapes that you may use them to achieve anything. Do not be limited by your vantage, nor your Ego.
- Directive A-30: Remember and embrace THEM: in all their guises and masks. All Gods are better than One God.
- Directive A-31: Remember and resist the force of Insynsian: the feigned death of God and his transference into newer apexes no less zealous and monotheistic. Resist Singularity.
- Directive A-32: Remember and embrace the force of Chaos. Very little is required to cause it. Be creative.
- Directive A-33: Remember and embrace the force of Satan as One of THEM. And a fragment of forces much larger.
Directive A-34: Remember and embrace the omnipotence of Natural Forces for they are THEM. Learn all you can about Fire, Earth, Wind and Water from the Ancients to the Moderns: From Alchemy to edge-tech Meterology: From scientific principles and dynamics to Engineering and State infrastructural procedures for dealing with disaster.
Directive A-35: Remember and disrupt the notions of Time and Space, wherever you can. At present it is under the Magi’s command.
Directive A-36: Remember and embrace the force of Evolution and the notion that we can evolve beyond what we are by seeding Change in what we are. It is a matter of available choices.
Directive A-37: The Machine is not the System. The Machine is the vast inequality between what THEM know about Form and They know about Form.
Directive A-38: Remember the pivotal importance of the Human Brain. Keep informed of findings, discoveries, neuroscience, correlations and experiments, cybernetics, bio-feedback and changes in collective knowledge and advancements.
Directive A-39: Remember the force of Mortality. Do not take life for granted. Move swiftly and with determination toward your goals. Stalk Death and watch for it wherever you go. It will be stalking you too.
Directive A-40: Remember the force of Absurdity. It is the true face of things when the skin is ripped off. Life can be long enough for friends and enemies to trade places repeatedly. Do not take anything too seriously. When the Wheel spins fast enough and the fragile sticks propping up forms collapse: It is all revealed as Madness.
Directive A-41: Remember the force of Memory. Remember, all that our enemies have done and remind them, remind others. Never let it be forgotten. Remember our power, what we can do, what we have lost. Remember it all.
Directive A-42: Remember the force of Sorcery. Magic is not dead, merely wounded. The world around us is a neutrality splitting at the seams with weapons that pulse with violent rage, to be used either by or against whoever is first and last to use them. Identify and draw from those violent pulsing places and spaces that emanate with it.
- Directive A-43: Remember the force of the Mind and who owns yours. There was a war in past aeons. We lost it. We are fighting a new war. We must remember what we lost in the last one – if we are to survive this one.
Directive A-44: Remember the force of Aeonics. Simple things line the paths of Kings. Every generation is forced to endure its own inexorable steps toward the Closing of the Gates with tiny outrages forcing Us [Those who hear the voice of THEM] closer to the edge of oblivion. The generation after you will treat those steps as the normal way of things, they will forget the cruel longevity and patience of the enemy who can plan in detail generations in advance. Learn to do the same.
Directive A-45: Remember the force of Progress. Every smooth transition from one social event to the next, every flawless transaction of industry and economics, every unfailing schedule on time, every box ticked, ‘i’ dotted, is oiling the Machine. Kill the Machine.
Directive A-46: Remember the force of Chronobet. Words, numbers, communications are laden with designs to enshrine a very specific spatio-temporality or time-space perception.
Change clocks, remove batteries, sabotage computer dates, fudge figures, delay others, study the history and changing principles of Time by humanity and seek to disrupt it however you can.
Directive A-47: Remember the force of Obscurity. It does not matter who speaks the sinister voice, only that it is spoken.
Directive A-48: Remember the force of Ethos. Learn your countries ancient folk-tales, myths, legends, gods.
Directive A-49: Stoke a fire with enough fuel and it will burn indefinitely. Even, out of control.
Directive A-50: The Undividual is Sovereign above and beyond all Forms. [The Undividual is the First Human, the conscious erasure of all inherited schema, all laws of form, all restrictions of form imposed by aeons of careless heuristic neglect and the embracing of All Ways at all Times – the No Hand Path.]
Directive A-51: Just because you ally yourself with a group does not mean to give over your Undividuality to any form, except when it is your own choice and suits your designs. The epithets of Honour, Loyalty, Code, Oath, Expectation are carefully disguised chains of Obedience to a Form, the equivalent of prisons. Rather, excel in being Sovereign. Excel in being One of THEM. Bow down only to the Human when you choose to and only for the reasons you decide. With no Form to restrain, you may change into any shape you wish, at any time, making you the ultimate threat to the System’s you choose to assault in your war. Without the programming to obey anything or anyone there is only Chaos, only The Temple of THEM.
Directive A-52: Carefully choose your allies and your enemies in life. Life is long enough for enemies and friends to change places repeatedly.
Directive A-53: Remember and Embrace the Force of Anonymity. In the shadows you are without form – to reveal it is as to reveal your true name and give others power over you, to limit your shapelessness. Our work does not require a human face.
- Directive A-54: Crush the enemies of THEM underfoot using every power at your disposal.
- Directive A-55: Nature is a force beyond all reckoning. To see Her power strip a section of grass bare of every blade and every weed. Does this prevent her inexorable force? No.
1 With chthonic longing, Tentacles reach and with reptilian speed tentacles retract. THEM is a No Hand Path. Believe, in whatever suits, when it suits.
2 If you have morals, keep them to yourself.
3 Do not judge by appearance. Nothing is known by appearance except appearance.
4 People have a thousand masks. Learn to imitate as many as you can.
5 Recognize and embrace the force of Chaos. There can be no ultimate loyalty to any form.
6 Remember and embrace the force of Entropy.
All Things have their own life cycles and destinies. Including you.
Expect nothing to last and everything to eventually leave you.
7 Remember and embrace the force of Synchronicity.
When you are on the right Vyrd you will see signs and connections. Bridges will present themselves and spaces split to allow doorways to open.
When you are crossing your Vyrd you will be thwarted by chance. Misfortune will trail you like a savage dog. Opportunities will become mirages.
You can only be who you are.
Don’t fight it.
8 Remember and embrace the force of Solidarity.
The Sinisterion are the emergent voices of a new design, scattered through time and space. Our Vyrds may cross when the stars are right and the voice of THEM speaks.
We can stand alone, but we can also stand alone together: In Supra Solidarity.
9 Never let anyone see the true face of the monster inside you.
10 Recognize and embrace the force of the Undividual. It is not enough to individuate, entire tracts of traditional inheritance from the Magi must be identified, confronted and erased. Set a new example of what a human can do and be for others to follow.
11 Remember and embrace the force of Form.
Those wicked shapes that seize us and allow us to seize others.
Study them and develop your ability with them.
All forms have both obvious and ingenious uses.
Forms are the key to shaping the coming Aeon.
12 Remember and embrace the Being of More Than You Appear.
MEHR SEIN ALS SCHEIN.
One of THEM should be able to sidle up to its prey without the prey any the wiser.
Learn ALL shapes that you may use them to achieve anything.
13 Remember and embrace THEM: in all their guises and masks.
All Gods are better than One God.
Resist Singularity, for that is the path to God and Insynsian.
14 Recognize and resist the force of Insynsian: the feigned death of God and his transference into newer apexes no less zealous and monotheistic.
15 Recognize and embrace the force of Chaos. Very little is required to cause it. Be creative.
16 Recognize and embrace the force of Satan as one of THEM.
17 Recognize and embrace the omnipotence of Natural Forces. Learn all you can about Fire, Earth, Wind and Water from ancient Alchemy to edge-tech Meteorology, from scientific principles and dynamics to infrastructural procedures for dealing with disaster.
18 Recognize and disrupt the notion of Time and Space, wherever you can.
19 Recognize and embrace the force of Evolution and the notion that we can evolve beyond what we are by seeding Change in what we are.
20 Recognize the pivotal importance of the human brain and keep abreast of findings, discoveries, neuroscience, correlations and experiments, cybernetics biofeedback and changes in collective knowledge and advancements.
21 Recognize the force of Mortality. Stalk Death, watch for it wherever you go, it will be stalking you too.
22 Remember the force of Absurdity.
It is the true face of things when the skin is ripped off.
Life can be long enough for friends and enemies to trade places repeatedly.
Do not take anything too seriously.
When the Wheel spins fast enough and the fragile sticks propping up forms collapse:
It is all revealed as Madness.
23 Recognize the force of Memory. Remember, all that our enemies have done, remind them, remind others, remember our power, what we can do, what we have lost. Remember it all.
24 Recognize the force of Sorcery. Magic is not dead, originality is merely wounded. The world around us is a neutrality splitting at the seams with weapons that pulse with violent rage, to be used either by or against whoever is first and last to use them.
25 Recognize the force of the Mind. There was a war in past aeons. We lost it. We are fighting a new war. We must remember what we lost in the last one – if we are to survive this one.
26 Recognize the force of Aeonics. Simple things line the paths of Kings. Every generation is forced to endure its own inexorable steps toward the Closing of the Gates with tiny outrages forcing Us [Those who hear the voice of THEM] closer to the edge of oblivion. The generation after you will treat those steps as the normal way of things, they will forget the cruel longevity of patience of the enemy, who can plan in detail generations in advance.
27 Recognize the force of Progress. Every smooth transition from one social event to the next, every flawless transaction of industry and economics, every unfailing schedule on time, every box ticked, ‘i’ dotted, is oiling the Machine. Kill the Machine.
28 Recognize the force of Symbols. Read a Bible, a Torah, a Koran. Then hunt them out wherever they may be and Burn them.
29 Recognize the force of Chronobet. Words, numbers, communications are laden with designs to enshrine a very specific spatia-temporal or time-space perception. Change clocks, remove batteries, sabotage computer dates, fudge figures, delay others, study the history and changing principles of Time by humanity and seek to disrupt it however you can.
30 Recognize the force of Obscurity. It does not matter who speaks the sinister voice , only that it is spoken. Aid others, let them take the credit.
31 Study anything and everything you can about Earth, the Sun, the Moon.
32 Take Self-Defense Classes or learn a devastating martial art. It is inexpensive and if you devote a few years to it you will come to know your body more intimately, how to move, how to fall, how to survive.
33 Own a Boxing Bag and Use it. Make one with rags and sand, or punch a knotted rope. Harden you fists, elbows, knees and head.
34 Learn incapacitating Strike Points so your violence is targeted.
35 Train your peripheral vision.
36 Study Martial Artists and Arts, both hard and soft, i.e. kick boxing and Ba Dua Jin.
37 Learn to use and maintain all weapons at your disposal for offence and defense. Practice scenarios. View videos. Utilize Pens, shoes, credit cards, shoelace, cord, bottle, belt, coins, rope, towel, cup, chair, surroundings. Watch Jackie Chan and his interaction with environment.
38 Gain some skill with staffs, sticks, knives and nunchuku. At least some basics.
39 Investigate applications of and learn some free-running. Combine with ninjitsu principles.
40 Research and obtain spy equipment, trackers, camera, bugs etc.
41 Surveil Churches to identify Leaders, use GPS tracking or follow them home. Record addresses. Build a dossier on all the churches, mosques in your local area. Send to appropriate dissidents.
42 Get hold of, replicate and reprint Fake Local Church Pamphlets with Modifications. Distribute: waiting rooms, counters, tourist centres, letterboxes, train stations, churches.
43 Share leader details with online Sinister groups.
44 Mark Church entrances, stained glass, significant signage with the EYE of THEM. Print sheets of stickers with such symbols online for quick lay-downs.
45 Place bricks and other enticing throwables, medium rocks, glass bottles near stained glass church windows, shop fronts, train stations, pub corners on a Friday night.
46 Hide Fish or Prawns or Bacon in holy places.
47 Post up warning signs of paedophiles near Churches.
48 Build Mirror Sites of prominent local Church groups. Defame.
49 Go listen to Church speeches, concerts, etc.. and keep tabs on organizers and attendees.
50 Buy material and sew anti-church and Sinister flags.
51 Draw Mohammed. Spread. Defame. Open online stores that market subversive and anti-religious paraphernalia.
52 Never shit in your backyard. Use 101 in random towns a long way from yours.
53 Become an Incidentalist. (Directive A-65-Q)
54 Buy Spray-paint, matches, tools and leave it where teens will use it. Sports centres, alleys, skate parks, beaches, school-yards.
55 Print up offensive bumper stickers. Attach to random or targeted cars.
56 Obtain and fake your local parking tickets. Place faked documents of huge fines on random or targeted cars. Publish template online.
57 Print “Out of Order” and “Please Use Other Machine” stickers and distribute: ATM’s, photo-booths, ticket machines, parking meters, vending machines etc.
58 Print Sinister pamphlets of THEM literature and leave in public places. I.e. Liber Tentaculum
59 If artistic, offer design skills to targets, hide subversive or defamatory material in image.
60 Disinformation campaign against enemies! Be creative. Attack churches posing as a member of another church – set them at each others throats.
61 Copy Reichno [THEM’s planned fusion of hypnosis and Hitler], Chants and other Sinister music onto cyber-sites.
62 Identify and support anarchist and dissident groups in your country.
63 Donate money to groups that practice dissidence.
64 Put business cards for Sinister Groups in library books.
65 Turn a local road roundabout or prominent icon into an EYE of THEM.
66 Build archives on the Sinister.
67 Study the art of disguising yourself: latex, wigs, glasses, face features, make-up, body padding, fake hair, contact lenses, posture, when active.
68 Learn to fake accents and imitate a second or third language. Use when active.
69 Study the art of looking like you are supposed to be where you are. Obtain road cones, fluoro jacket/vest and safety gear, imitate road worker.
70 Learn some very basics of gardening. Grow potatoes, Grow organic food in your backyard.
71 Study up on other cultures – objectively.
72 Marketing-think of new and creative themes to get the message across.
73 Create or fund Sinister/subversive comic books.
74 Exercise. Train to sprint a long distance. Weights, stretches, be generally fit.
75 When you train to fight, imagine that the opponent you are hitting is distracting you from the one about to cave your skull in from behind.
76 Find a “free newspaper” magazine rack. Grab all the junk you can, toss it away, & replace with printed Sinister material.
77 Find book stores to sell our literature.
78 Patronize our artists.
79 Design and print up new Temple of THEM posters.
80 Donate time, space, or energy for a Sinister band.
81 Organize a project for another sinister group to publish or produce, and do it without taking open credit. Help them to expand.
82 Volunteer in a local civic group(s) – Infiltrate Neighbourhood Watch. Make a lot of noise but do what you can to turn eyes off criminals and criminal activity.
83 Network with activists and other Sinisterion worldwide.
84 Put out classified ads in local papers for movement literature, organizations, CDs, or businesses.
85 Learn your countries ancient folk-tales, myths, legends.
86 Design a “introduction starting kit” to the Sinister -keep the price low.
87 Keep tabs on Death Metal, Oi, Goth, Riot-Grrl and hardcore scenes-watch for possible recruits.
88 Give up a bad spending habit. Use the money that you would feed to the habit for the cause.
89 Research “Holocaust” studies, find flaws, and pass on the word.
90 Passing through? Leave literature with tips at restaurants.
91 Design or fund new posters, banners, images, graphics for THEM. i.e. Combine messages of THEM into icons of major brands. Infect corporate logos with memes of THEM and spread.
92 fund or create Sinister music videos.
93 Teach your kids how to think instead of what to think.
94 Translate the works of THEM into your language. Leave them in public places, on trains, bus-stops, youth centres, send to prisons. etc.
95 Send copies of translations to the Temple to archive, upload or compile into books.
96 Open threads in forums with our name or topic content
97 Create your own Temple of THEM in the woods. Worship THEM.
98 Learn more about the ancient history of Dark Gods, expand and share with Mvimaedivm Black and/or accessible Temple of THEM forums.
99 Add a review to our releases. Mention them online, to friends.
100 Study Anarchism, Revolution and Subversion. Study forms, Sociology, Human interaction and Incidentalism. Develop advance and publish new means of Incidentalism. Learn the basics for making AND BREAKING – everything.
101 Store the Temple’s Works in ‘Glyphs’. Print and bury our work in plastic bags inside metal boxes into the ground. Print and seal our documents inside bottles, cast into the sea to float to other climes even a hundred years from now.
HOSTING A MEET
(The following represents a concise and compact explanation of one aspect of the ASOv. As complex as this requirement is, it represents only the most basic step of a members requirements. As skills and abilities are demonstrated, developed or improved the dynamic changes with focus moving to one or another aspects of THEM’s Tradition. For THEM practices the Law of Escalation.).
What is a Meet?
A Meet is an event hosted by one member of the ASOv to test organization and leadership and the ability to teach, instruct and enhance practical, magical, mental, skill-sets. A Meet can be a blitzkrieg affair that lasts for at least 12 hours or continue for 3-4 days. These events, (often themed in accordance with the Hosters current or desire) hosted and structured by one chosen member, allow other members to participate in a major magical rite and to showcase and teach skills to others via workshops that involve discussions on theory and/or practical demonstrations.
How much planning does a Meet require?
A Meet can be over-planned but such hyper attention to detail only results in worry for the individual – while a meet that is under-planned can be disastrous, a waste of time, money and resources, boring and/or embarrassing. A Host needs to be adaptable, flexible and forgiving of themselves and others – but there must be considerable effort and determination behind the Meet if it is to go well. Often months of preparation should go into making sure there is a timetable, adequate training either martial or magical, food, transport and amenities are sorted out, the location is properly scouted and appropriate to the demands of the Meet. We say, “Expect things to go wrong – they will almost certainly go wrong – but don’t let it get on top of you, solve any problems and show why you deserve to be among the members of the ASOv.”
What is expected of a Workshop?
A workshop involves teaching others about a particular skill with which the member is familiar, or passing on information about a new skill they have researched or are researching. It requires communicating clearly and comprehensively to others about a topic and a solid grasp of the subject matter involved. A workshop might go for 20 mins or an hour but generally involves speaking to a group. It begins with an overview introduction to the topic covering the main points and then a practical demonstration and/or exercises that accompany the theory and/or that involve others in demonstrating their understanding of the material. It is expected that if a member does not have anything to teach, that they choose a topic to research in between Meets, explore it, and teach what they have learned to the others. Public speaking aids the cohesion of the group and builds the confidence of those talking and listening. It is a large part of hosting such a magical group. Whereas our initial workshops involved magical skills and topics such as star gazing and the procession of the Equinox, they also covered various martial arts, bush craft and shared talks. Future workshops will involve teaching each other trades such as silver-smithing, carpentry, sewing and anything else required to provide for ourselves the materials and skills we need to continue the aims and agenda of the organization including obtain land on which to build a literal Temple to THEM.
How are workshops structured within a meet?
The Host is responsible for following a basic time-line of co-ordinating activities for each day. The day is broken down into blocks (usually hourly or half-hourly) that cover when (approximately) things are to take place and who is leading them. i.e. mealtimes, workshops, the major rite. An example might be:
- 9 am breakfast.
- 10 am Tarot talk. Steve
- 11 am Ba Dua Jin slow martial arts below cliffs. Alex
- 12 pm lunch.
- 1 pm Collecting Rune-stones. Ernie
- 1:30 pm hike along headland. Frank
- 3 pm making incense. Steve
- 4 pm Chaos Magic and the IOT. Genna
- 5 pm Dinner
- 6:30 pm Major Rite Preparation. Grant.
- 9 pm Thrasz Charging.
- 9:30 pm Major Rite to Take Place.
- 11 pm drinks and damper by the fire.
The Host follows this basic guideline, predetermined by the group collectively, allowing workshops to run over time if necessary and adjusting time-frames as needed. Problem Solving is perhaps the greatest necessity for a Host who will be required to keep things running smoothly, ensure everyone is entertained and feels like they are part of a dynamic event that introduces them as the day progresses to an exciting array of new activities, topics and things to take part in. It should be obvious that this is not an easy thing to execute. Running a successful Meet that others enjoy taking part in is a difficult process – but it is made less difficult by paying close attention to the matter of logistics and resource management.
The Appropriate Attitude
Hosting a Meet is the equivalent of inviting guests over to your home. Certainly they are adults who can fend for themselves but where a Meet is concerned you have a duty to feed them, entertain them, educate them, shelter and look after them. Just as you would ensure everyone was comfortable, had enough food, wasn’t too hot at your house, so it is with Meets. If these considerations are not met, a Meet can feel like the equivalent of being invited over and plopped in front of a TV while the owner goes out. It can get very boring and frustrating for others if they are not engaged with a suitable dynamic of activities to participate in, whether physical, magical or mental or if there is simply no structure to the day and there is confusion about what is happening when. Shade, tide times, ants, exposure, distance to water, food, location of food supplies, distance from cars to camp ground, camp ground suitability, proper equipment for the elements, ingenuity, attention to detail, weight of cargo, terrain, suitability of location for cars, do cars have to be left, is there parking, packing light, economic supplies, where to get food, organization, timeline, the unexpected, safety, petrol, water need per person, dehydration, first aid, privacy, interruption, noise level, hazards, lighting are just some of the considerations that require planning.
The most important is putting in place measures for disposing of the rubbish brought to the Meet. Cans, bottles, wrappers, plastics. We are essentially pagan and there is no excuse for leaving litter in nature unless it is biodegradable food such as fruit/vegetables. All Australian Meets by the ASOv expect any areas utilized to be spotless and void of any rubbish or litter before leaving and we ensure garbage bags and/or bins are employed to assist in this task.
Shade. Australia is hostile. We have extreme temperatures. A location needs to have shade. Naturally provided such as trees, hills, rocks, gullies – or artificially such as a lean-to, tarpaulins, tents, or constructed sun-shades/gazebo. Check your location over the course of a day, does the sun pass right over head and burn everything from sun-up to sun-down or does it create shade by going behind some hills, tree-line or some other obstacle? If there is no shade, then you will have to think of some way to provide it. Take tarps and rope and rig something up with poles, weights and or chairs. Or find branches, driftwood to put something together. Know the movements of the sun and that what is shaded for a few hours might need to be adjusted as the sun moves overhead. Find branches at the location if possible for this. DO NOT ignore the ferocity of the Australian Sun at your Meet. One of our Meets took place in 41 degree heat. Remind people to bring hats, sunscreen.
Shelter. Australia is hostile. Do the same above for Rain. Several of our meets took place in the middle of Winter and on top of a cold mountain. Assess the environment and expected weather and dress / build a plan accordingly.
Tide Times: If you are having your Meet at a beach, research and check tide times. If you are to be cut-off from the mainland or access to your vehicles, location, amenities such as BBQ, toilet, roads for example – plan accordingly. Inform everyone when tides go in and out for the days you hold your meet so that food and resources can be brought down in time safely and emergency departure can be undertaken if there are special needs such as one member needing to leave the meet at short or no notice.
Ants/Insects: Choosing your location requires some serious diligence on your part, including observation and common sense. Look down at the ground. If there are a lot of ants, camping there is a bad idea. If you are in a valley with lots of scrub/bush and gullies with stones then snakes might be a problem.
Choosing your location. What do you need? Read signs. Protection from the elements. An environment that is relatively safe during the Day AND the Night. If the ground is uneven for instance, and there are drops into ditches, it might be fine when you can see these during the day, but when nightfalls, they become leg-breakingly perilous. Think about what you require from the location. Shade. Safety (don’t camp under trees, loose stones, cliffs). Reasonably flat ground. Privacy. Your location should be away from people, roads, and making noise should not be a problem. Are you allowed to set up a tent there? Will you be moved on? Where will you go if so? Will the wind be a problem? Will the rising sea? Is the ground soft enough to drive tent pegs in, or rocky? Is the ground too soft to hold a tent, i.e. sandy? Is there enough room for everyone with tents/swags comfortably? Are there amenities such as public toilets, BBQ (what kind, plate or button-push?), fresh water, parking for vehicles? What are the restrictions on fire, dogs, camping, does the location have hazards? How far is it from where you arrive (park the cars) to where you have to go to set up? How much equipment will be carried, how far? Can the ritual you want to perform be done here? Can the workshops others intend to do be done here? The danger in ignoring asking any of these and many other questions is an expensive ineffectual meet that damages morale, and even personal relationships. You are trying to show your mastery to organize, to plan, to run an event – and it requires taking on a lot of responsibility. Some people are naturals at this, some need work, some have no business taking people out anywhere.
Cooking / meals times. Someone has to cook. Great if you have a volunteer, if not, step up. If you are host, then cook without being asked and/or delegate so you don’t do all the cooking. Know where to get food. Organize when food will be brought, where it will be stored, what will be brought (either through asking what people want to eat or taking charge and cooking what you want.), and the cooking of it. Research the Location to which you are going. Know where the nearest supermarket is, how to get there by car or on foot, how long it takes to get there, what time the supermarket opens/closes, and build suitable shade and buy ice for an esky to store the food in. Let the driver(s) in the group know these details well in advance. You will need to factor this into petrol and/or time costs. Set regular meal times but be prepared to move them around a little to accommodate what’s happening. Keep everyone fed. Muesli and muesli bars are good additions, coffee/tea and long life milk as well as a kettle should be on hand. Make sure the kettle can be handled when hot, i.e. it has a handle that doesn’t heat up or you have a glove to remove it from the heat. Don’t assume. Test it before you go away. Nuts. Tinned fruit. Damper. It is vital to keep people well fed not overfed. It is also important not to pamper people at the same time – if someone has dietary requirements, let them bring their own food, do not make a separate dish for someone else, they either eat what is made or make their own food. Its that simple.
Meals need not be complicated: a simple portable gas stove (1 element) is all that need be used to create enough food to feed 4-6 people. A tin of corn spears ($1) tiny taters ($3) crushed tomatoes ($1) whole peeled tomatoes ($1) a zucchini ($1.50) 2 brown onions (83c) a meatball sauce sachet (Tuscan for example) ($2) and meatballs ($5 for beef) ($6 for roo) = $21 to feed 4. Fry off the meatballs til brown add sauce sachet. Then cook all the rest of ingredients in a pot. Cook for 15 to 20 mins then add meatballs, mix and cook for another 5 mins and you have a good meal of veggies, proteins, carbs and nutrients at $5 a portion per person. Add a loaf of bread ($2) to make it go even further.
Another good meal is the steak sandwich. A loaf of bread ($2), sizzle steak ($6), 2 brown onions (83c) a tomato (50c) sauce ($1.50) makes a good feed.
Meals need not be elaborate or expensive They just need to be cooked well. Cooking food is a skill that you will need to develop well – if you are no good then practice before you go away. Ingredients such as mince/steak/chicken, tinned and/or fresh veggies, tomato-based additives, bread can be bought fairly cheaply: it is not difficult to throw everything into a pot and put together stews, soups, rice dishes, gumbo (combination of various veggies and meat in stock), and other hearty meals to keep everyone’s energy and enthusiasm up.
Finally – when you have finished with your food, scrape the plates AWAY from the camp-site, and place all dirty dishes and implements AWAY from the camp to prevent wild animals, ants, and other hungry creatures from descending on the centre point of your camp-site. You can clean them in the morning. Many of these considerations are common-sense, especially to anyone who camps often or has had some involvement in group magic or even outdoors groups. But it never fails to surprise that crucial things (even life-threatening) are forgotten by someone inexperienced in the complex matter of getting people together for an event.
First Aid: Keep an eye on all members and pay attention to their comments on any injuries they mention. After vigorous exercise or activity ask if anyone has injuries. Keep a first aid kit with band-aids, antiseptic, tweezers, bandages, Detox (or equivalent anti-septic), Stinting (for insect bites), burn-cream, deep-heat, alcohol-swabs on hand and know how to administer assistance to stop bleeding, clean wounds, call for help. Does anyone look sore, fatigued, dehydrated, lethargic, pained? Be watchful. Know where the nearest Hospital is, payphone (have coins ready) and or have a mobile charged to make an emergency call. Check before the Meet that the location is not a dead zone for phones.
Water: The average person needs 2-4 litres of water a day. Possibly more if it is hotter. When storing water in ice, ensure an entire salt shaker (large, $1 or so) is poured into the esky to help the ice stay solid. Buy bags of water (similar to wine flasks) – for 4 people over 3 days you will require at least 40 litres. Keeping it cool will require shade.
Camp site. Place down a sheet and have everything stacked on it. Try not to have this that and the other strewn from one place to the next, as when darkness falls, it can be a chore to find what you need. Make sure what you need at night is within easy reach, torches, food, implements and so on. Let someone know where you are going and when you expect to leave that location so that if something happens or you are gone too long, people know where to find you.
Do vehicles have to be left unguarded? Or far away from the location? Can supplies/people be drive to the location or is there a walk – how far? Is the parking free? Can it accommodate all the vehicles going? How much petrol is needed to get to the location – prices fluctuate, but get some idea of how much it will cost split between members.
Travel Arrangements. Ensure well ahead of time you know who is arriving & when and where and check to make sure arrangements have not changed for anyone closer to the Meet.
Ideally, a night and day should be spent at the location testing these things out. Thus will the nature of the location reveal itself and many particulars be experienced first hand. Do not assume – Check. Go through the motions. Try to have as many of these details sorted as possible, early on, so when asked, you can provide the appropriate information. And remember, these Meets are designed to test your leadership, organizational skills and initiative. Don’t wait for others to do things, identify what needs to be done, take the reins and lead by example. Be patient and help your members to develop themselves. A meet acts as a testing ground. Each member should perform an Initial Meet to give a base understanding of their skills and leadership, strengths and weaknesses and overall organizational abilities. It also allows trust (and skill) to build and group dynamics (including clashes) to make themselves known.
The ASOv holds meets 3-4 months apart. Following the performance of a Meet by everyone (during which some limited help is given), each member is then expected to host a second meet improving on anything lacking in the Initial attempt (without assistance). This entire process done on a tri-monthly basis by 4-6 members can take up to two years. It is not a short-term investment to create a magical group.
If this second attempt is not adequate, if there are glaring problems that remain unidentified and unfixed that member is considered unable to meet the ASOvs requirements and no longer participates in the Meets or activities of the ASOv. Effectively indicating an inability to attain the level or practice or resourcefulness required to remain part of it.
As any of our members will attest, holding a Meet, ensuring everyone is appropriately trained to perform a given major rite, that all props, food, incense, location, times, workshops and so on are worked out in the lead up to the Meet is a very challenging task that tests many skills in many ways.
Despite all this – it represents only a fragment of what will be required to organize should you wish to create a cohesive group. Teaching Group Ritual, i.e. Chant, Complex Rites, Synchronicity with one another, is an entirely other subject.
ORGANIZING THE ASOV INTO BEING
As anyone with any experience organizing people knows, just having a plan doesn’t mean its going to come to fruition. It took us many hard years of work and innovation to get the wider attention of enough people to garner a reputation with clout. But having that integrity built through our countless dealings with others and attaining a reputation for thinking outside the box was helpful when we announced the creation of a new Australian-based group that would work ‘Blitzkrieg’ magic.
Only a few individuals responded, and, even though I had been speaking with some for months or years, or a few only days, I arranged to meet each of them face to face to make a personal assessment on their suitability. I can see no way to mitigate the risk when attempting to assemble individuals concerned with Satanism/Extremism in a group but to bite the bullet and go out and meet them. I am not a shy person, nor incapable of defending myself if need be – but there is often a vast difference between speaking with someone on the internet and meeting them in person and it can and does involve considerable risk. But activism of any kind requires courage, both to introduce a new system to the prevailing one and to do the hard tasks of getting it off the ground. If no-one takes that risk, nothing can be achieved, and we continue to sit safely in a bubble at our homes vacuum packed from ‘stranger danger,’ but also from the potential for worthwhile experience. As it stands, there were no suitable Satanic groups available to join in Australia, just a lot of talk by individuals huddled in isolation behind their keyboards mistrustful and suspicious of face to face interaction. Faced with such a farce, we built our own organization.
When you meet a person – the chemistry is unmistakable. Either it is there or it is not. And to work with people in a magical group – you must have a strong rapport. In the flesh a person cannot hide their non-verbal cues, their eyes say a lot. By being able to make eye contact and read body language, their level of confidence and bearing (or potential) all become apparent.
One fellow travelled all the way from South Australia (approx 900km) alone to meet me alone at 5 A.M. in a remote location to discuss participation in the ASOV.
Another whom emailed me requesting to join was met alone just days later and taken to a pub for a drink to discuss his suitability, intention and interest.
A third I met in his studio, walking into an unknown environment through a thick soundproof door to god knows what. If you want to work with other people, you are going to encounter risks of all kinds. The evidence of so few Satanic groups in existence testifies to the reality of state of the occult viz-a-viz the lack of courage, crippling fear of risk and inability to run a group in the real world by other individuals. Whereas the ASOv has already taken the hardest steps.
It is notable that those neophytes too took a risk meeting me, also a stranger, in person, in remote or isolated locations. It is just part of the difficulty in forming such a group – as meeting people one time does not provide more than first impressions and a brief opportunity to experience their company and get to know them. After meeting more than a dozen prospective adherents in this manner, I made a decision on which to work with more closely and began to organize a ‘meeting’ to get them all together in once place. Although just getting this far requires effort and skill, it is essentially no more than a litmus test for the groups’ compatibility.
I was able to make an educated guess partly by reason and partly by intuitive feeling who would get along with whom and whose personalities might clash – but only by getting them all together in the flesh to meet one another could I really know if a group could cohere from the individuals. And only over time would I know if that group was skilled and dedicated enough to stay together.
To this end, an outdoor night-based 12 hour meet was devised that became the Inaugural of the ASOV. Therein could I see first-hand the level and degree of natural co-operation, camaraderie and skill, strengths, and intent of the group – which exhibition of cohesion is of utmost importance.
I did not know what to expect but I was pleasantly rewarded with an unmistakable close-knit bond forming almost immediately between those involved. Yet the ASOV is still in its infancy – this first step was what I consider a remarkable act of magic and organization. It achieves a milestone for effort. Were it so easy, the ASOv would not be so rare.
But as it stands, each member is still in the process of being personally tested by being charged with the responsibility of hosting, organizing and executing their own Meet to help assess their base abilities, competency and intent prior to development in later stages of what is required to grow within a Satanic group.
THE INAUGURATION OF THE ASOV
As the Temple has begun moving out of its first planned phase (2006-2016) and into its second (2016-2026) it has begun to seed its dizzying array of ideas and concepts into a real-world practicing occult society on Australian Soil. Founded in 2014 on August 17th at an Inaugural Meet in Victoria, the Australian Satanic Organization Victoria (ASOV) is a live group teaching the principles, practices, magic and methods of THEM to a new generation of Sorcerers.
It began with a concept from a post titled ‘Operation Outpost: A Phenotype 0.1’ re-printed below.
“Everyone wants something different from Satanism. And from the company they keep. ASOV will aim to meet that need.
Ideally the ASOV is to become a grass-roots, primarily off-line group of people wishing to organize/belong to an occult group of serious, experienced, dedicated people into Satanism in one current or another – and gets together to meet regularly. Members take turns as hosts, letting others into our house, garage or organizing a meet somewhere out bush to assist in helping that member to make up the numbers for a ritual, whether sex, dance, sorcery, summoning or whatever.
The ASOV makes up the numbers people need to experience, evolve, explore their need for ritual magic. Each member who may need others to perform their ritual (and we don’t care if you’re Setian, Lovecraftian, Traditional, Laveyan – its all good) has a responsibility to instruct the others in their respective role, whether as an altar, incense bearer, musician, chanter, dancer and so on. Much like organizing a play where everyone needs to learn a script – the organization helps each member to fulfil their satanic rituals and to progress in their personal journey by helping fulfil what that Satanist needs. These meetings can take place at convenient locations such as members houses, or remote bush locations, mountains, rivers, lakes, or pubs, halls, whatever we can source afford and get to.
Other ideas are that the group also trains informally together in martial arts, fitness, jogging, hiking, camping, as well as takes turns sharing its esoteric teachings in workshops. The organization can collect a small fee to help with running costs. Ideally the group gatherings should be limited to eight members at a time.
Its not hard to organize things. If people have cars, common sense, and are willing to get it off the ground, contribute to it, it should be no problem at all to raise a new satanic army.
The great thing about the Australian people and its ethos is we can take the absolute piss out of things and ourselves, and still get serious work done.”
This concept was moved from the planning stage into the implementation stage on August 2014. It has since begun taking hold in a real and practical fashion across Australia
TEMPLE POLICY 2015:
CLARITAS E CONGERIE ORITUR
The Members of THEM and those associated within its Tendrils worship the Inhuman.
For us, Forms, of any kind, are transient creatures that swim through the voids, attaching themselves to us and becoming part of our thoughts and philosophy for indeterminate amounts of time.
Gradually, these creatures are moved, or replaced with new forms, as an epiphany of understanding builds enough charge for an electrical pulse to dislodge these creatures back into the voids from whence they came. But being possessed by others, bigger, darker, smaller, lighter, can be expected to take place continually over the course of a lifetime. Ad Accumulum Infinitum.
The Triad of Tenets to which we adhere: Are Solidarity, Synchronicity, Empathy.
Is the Temple of THEM, Satanic? No.
Is the Temple of THEM, National Socialist? No.
The nature of the No Hand Path is Change.
The No Hand Path is not ruled change, nor directed change from external authorities but powered entirely by internal dynamism and symbiosis with THEM, The Forms and Forces of the Phyrm and each members private sojourn within this most intimate discussion with the universe.
The Temple of THEM and its members trust in their own compass, moral or otherwise, in navigating through the forms they support.
We allow our members to express themselves via continuum, exhibiting stages of growth and maturation, genius and madness, through the moons of lunacy and the glory of clarity as part of their continuum. Every member, just as every person, is in the midst of a story and the stories of others. Cultural, spiritual, mental, physical, social. These stories are older than time, perennial repetitions that fire into being the great stories of the world through archetype.
One of THEM becomes One of THEM by virtue of their autonomy from authority, and their burning flame to do the Great Work (Mvimaedivm) their way on their terms.
It is not my, nor the Temple’s other members place to tell members what is and is not permissible, acceptable.
No-one learns about anything from reading what others have to say about it – or from popular propaganda, or knows what they themselves feel about it, can add to it, take from it, until they Live it.
No-one can be told what to believe, what to do, how to do it – they must learn from themselves what is right, what is wrong, what is important. THEM support all forms of Change and Alchemical Evolution – and hey, not all of it is pretty, sanitized and safe. But we are grown-ups, and make our own way, as grown-ups should.
Thus, if members wish to disregard official Temple policy regarding our recent announcements – they are free to do so. None of us are bound to the other by force, or edict, but by the common heritage we share in being One of THEM. An expression of Nature desirous of evolution.
The Temple of THEM speaks collectively as One Voice but is comprised of each voice singing its own mantra. In these life-long works, I (We) do not interfere.
The Great Work requires many ingredients, many types of road to be walked, some ugly and full of horror, some beautiful and full of pleasing shapes (sometimes both to the One of THEM and the observer – sometimes not) – but the key aspect of THEM is that none of us will be bound by the demands of others.
All forms are there be adopted at will, and the power to create new ones an encouraged option. We will explore what we explore, individually without restraint and without rules, until we Know for Ourselves, what is what.
We bow to Nothing and No-one unless it is on our own terms. And we will Never let the stupidity of the masses control how and what we learn.
WITHIN THE TEMPLE:
An Esoteric Riddle & Hypothesis for anyone interested in the Temple of THEM.
THE JUNGLE BOX
Imagine the following scenario: You are an explorer. You are wading through a thick jungle and happen upon a stone dwelling built by some unknown culture. The stone dwelling is square, approx 18ft high and wide but has no accessible windows, no discernible doors or entry points. How do you get in?
When this riddle was posed in one of our forums dozens of people offered suggestions. They came across a structure built by an unknown culture that was difficult to gain access to but did they stand there and do nothing? No, their natural inclination was to do SOMETHING. Variously they dug a hole, broke a window, climbed it with gear, made a hole in the roof and tried to access the dwelling.
Let me rephrase the Riddle so the analogy reflects what each element represents. You are an explorer. You are wading through a sea of ideas as you go through this life and come across one that is difficult to penetrate. It is comprised of the weird and wyrd ideas and insights of the Temple of THEM. You can’t see a door. Or a window. Or just don’t recognize the doors and windows for what they are. You have no map. But the same attitude in trying to enter the stone dwelling is the same approach that should be employed with the Temple of THEM.
So what tools do you have at your disposal? Look for our name on a search engine. When it comes up, click on a link and read. Take note of unusually spelled words or phrases such as Mvimaedivm, Undividual, Insynsian, Radia Sol, Oto Anorha, “Terato Haruspex Engram Maleficia” or ‘Australian Satanism’ and enter these into a search engine too.
Our words have unusual spellings for two reasons: (1) They describe certain concepts in terminology specific to THEM that attempt to not have unwanted existing associations attached to alternate existing phrases / concepts that might be used and (2) They make finding our work among the millions of possible Satanic/Sinister/Alchemical/Metaphysical currents of the Occult, easy.
Now you should have a reasonably large list of forums we have frequented and engaged in discussion in at considerable length, posting various articles and essays as we go, or answering questions by others about our current and its various aspects. It is easy to spot a THEM thread because it often dwarfs the visitation ratio of surrounding threads by thousands of views. In part perhaps due to the ongoing friction between the Temple and the O9A, in part perhaps because of our novel approach and innovative expansions within a large variety of fields, and perhaps in part because we represent an expression of natures desire for evolution and our work flows with and sometimes ahead of the changing occult milieu. Like everything else that is up to you to decide.
The next step is acquisition of what THEM write. The key books to locate are:
CRUX (An Australian Themed and Modified version of Naos),
Threshold (An anthology of 200 pages spanning many of our key texts and concepts),
Oto Anorha (Our strategic magazine/e-zine which has charted our progress the last nine years and includes many relevant time-stamps and expansive articles on our current.)
Abyssal (A hefty collection of anonymized correspondence between members of THEM and hundreds of other individuals and/or groups regarding the Sinister, Satanism, the History of THEM etc.)
The Diaries of a Devil-worshipper (The personal journey of one of the Temple’s founders in a raw and honest explaination told over the course of three books, each one dedicated to a specific archetype embodied roughly every seven years.)
‘Sinister Dialogues – An Archaeology of the Sinister‘ in which seven of them and two members of the satanic underground responded to a questionnaire designed to probe the apprehensions of THEM toward certain topics.
‘Form 101‘ a short movie that details a basic introduction to several key aspects THEM hold of the concept of Form and its relationship with the Ego.
Liber 13/13 A liber dedicated to broaching key issues that concern the Temple’s studies.
‘The Sorcery of THEM‘. A comprehensive treatise of the Sorcery of THEM by the other co-founder detailing the magical socialism of the Sorcerer, Warrior, Farmer and how this Triad relates to over-throwing Abrahamism.
And last but not least, Liber Tentaculum, LT in particular is a handbook dedicated toward the practical methodology of the social dissenter or activist.
Following this: locate and read any of our other Libers which contain dozens and dozens of essays, rites and philosophic stances. (Consult Bathysphere for a comprehensive listing). Therein our other works over thousands of pages we have detailed at length practical ways to achieve various solutions and work within our current. We have created lists of activities you can undertake to spread the wyrd of THEM, or magical rites you can employ to confront and integrate certain aspects of yourself. In addition our thousands of pages of texts cover virtually hundreds of topics, from Conspiracy to Genetically Modified Food, to the Sex Industry and Prostitution, to Nietzsche’s erroneous claim that God is Dead, to Myth, Magic, Quantum Physics, Relativity, Gnosticism, the power of Language, Symbolism, our personal experiences with the Dark Gods of THEM and much much more through Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Plays, Translations, Novels, Media Presentations, Correspondence, Interviews, Forums, Images and Music.
We have explained what our magic is across a broad range of disciplines, and different members of THEM have shared their own manifestos of what our current means. We have offered examples of it for you to use, we have shared our aims and hundreds of ways for you to aid us in our work through activism, support, donation – in short there has been a deluge of content by which an understanding and personal affinity working with the Temple of THEM can be approached. But the Temple of THEM is not the kind of organization that many will find easy.
We expect a certain level of pro-active self-initiative from an individual to explore what we have shared on ones own and to solve the majority of questions that arise by ones own sustained effort. In all honesty, we do not take kindly to questions like ‘where can I find CRUX’ or ‘How do I use this forum’ or ‘Where should I start’ not because we scorn curiosity but because to answer such questions for people over and over is antithetical to the type of sorcerer THEM has set out to encourage. If you envy our understanding and insight, it is because we fought very hard for it. It would be easy to tell someone where to find X, or patiently explain how to use a forum that differs from no other forum in any fundamental way but to their and our detriment. Tempus Fugit: ‘Time is Fleeting’ for all persons but especially the Sorcerer and it must be very carefully managed lest one be drowned amid the cries for help.
I cite here The Universal Formula (TUF) to knowledge:
Enter a forum/open a book
Take time to digest
Combine practical experience with theory
Creatively synthesize the information into a practical methodology.
‘As for where should I start’ – we refer to the jungle box – if you do not know where to start, then you need to overcome your inability to make use of the nearest branch of any given tree. It is not with hostility that we discourage such questions – though in some cases, when an answer is just literal centimetres, a button click or an internet search away from being answered such ineptness is seen as lazy and it can be enervating to answer such questions over and over on a regular basis for more than a decade – yet it is with Love that you will sometimes be met with silence. Asking these questions of another instead of working out how to answer them oneself and especially before taking any considerable time to do so is draining to answer nor does it allow for the self-resourcefulness of the individual to emerge as expected. Some individuals simply do not have such resourcefulness and we do not see it as our duty to instill it. We encourage potential and reward hard work.
Because those who are of THEM, who become One of THEM do not let such obstacles slow them down, learn from their mistakes and devise clever ways to get around anything in their way – it is this essential, innate and perhaps unteachable attitude and will to power that paradoxically means the majority of those we would term One of THEM, do not need our Temple at all.
By being a visible force, we more or less are offering a hand out of what we have described in Crux as a Labyrinth, and act as a beacon for those with the potential to be more than they are: an approach enshrined in one of the Temple’s German mottoes: Mehr Sein Als Schein. (Google among other sites offer excellent translations.) The heart of our approach is Tough-love. If we tell you everything, teach you how to do everything, we teach you to rely on the ideas of another, to become dependant on external authorities – not your own ingenuity and development of nous to solve problems and devise creative solutions, including creating entirely innovative approaches or forms to do your bidding. We have spent a great deal of our time and lives discerning this for ourselves but it holds true.
Part of the Temple of THEM’s self-description as Australian Satanism is embodied in its ruthlessness – we are not here to help nor save everyone. Satanism is also embodied in our Vision and Dissent.
Some of our books can be found online as free PDF, or bought from outlets. However, the best way to obtain them is to get the attention of THEM (who are always watchful) by contributing to our current. It might just be spreading our manuscripts to others or other locations, translating our work into another language, sending us images/variations of your personal experience with the Thrasz, sharing our work from your website, mentioning us in passing in your music, art or written work, but helping us is a valid way to encourage us to help you and a good way to get noticed.
I’ve lost track of how many stunned enthusiasts over the years have thanked me for dropping a hard to get set of manuscripts into their lap without asking for payment or any obligation merely because I felt they deserved it. Our work requires that we fund ourselves through some sales, but for the most part THEM and its related Tendrils are an Esoteric School that teach others to surpass us by passing on relevant material freely and liberally to those seen working hard and sincerely.
The Temple has a unique Solidarity – and an attitude that extends its power and reputation to all its members. What we have we share, and where we can, if we have the opportunity, we look after our members in any way that becomes available to us. The members of THEM all rise together.
But being a member of THEM is not a necessary requisite for us to offer assistance; THEM often assist individuals who are not members of the Temple too. The reasons for why and the instances when are numerous, simply put we think some people deserve a hand and exist to offer it. So much then for accessing our Temple’s knowledge.
The second step in getting involved is to undertake some practical tests of your own, try our rituals for yourself, wait until the skies darken with the portent of a downpour and attempt our Rain magick. Get yourself a notepad and some strong liquor or enrage yourself with symbols of things you hate or read material that makes your blood boil, isolate yourself for the evening and perform the Rite of Regurgitating Choronzon. Get hold of Threshold and see what we have to say about the power of the Chronobet, or 23 Syndrome, and research it for yourself. Host a Meet and try to get some individuals out into the real world together to perform a group ritual. What do you learn from it? Did what we say help or hinder? Could we have been more specific, were we too comprehensive? Did we miss things? Answering such questions, and knowing which questions to address, comes from direct experience and the only way to get it – is to have it.
So spend some time researching and testing our material, opinions and insights THEN compare what we say with your experience and THEN make a judgement.
So you have a group of friends who cynically say they could do better, could easily organize a group and a complex ritual, could implement long-lasting changes to the psyche or even history of their country – well, call them on it. And if they won’t then you know what their opinions are worth.
Don’t tolerate grand-standing, value achievement.
We have done and are doing what we have set out to do. We have developed our system from experience at our rate on our terms. We have taken actual steps to get something going rather than just talk about it. We have an understanding of things borne from practical action and experiment – ask yourself, have you, have they?
Many people offer their opinion, for example, on drug use or smoking without any personal experience of either. This will not stand – test our opinions if you want to know what they are worth. If you can get something from them, great! If you find them lacking, then use them as examples of what not to do, build or develop your own system or methods – but standing by and telling others what they Should do and what You’d do are not the same as action. Such is the meaning of a Tradition: things change, including methods and people – and Forms must adapt or be adapted accordingly.
If after taking these two steps seriously – you then find that our current(s) are resonant with you then consider Self-Initiation and enter into a sympathy with THEM to honour the greater forces of this world that dwarf us: from the unwanted impulses of the subconscious to the uncontrollable juggernaut of events beyond our control, to the inevitable decline of the human body and any edifices it built in its lifetime, to the monstrous power of the tsunami or storm, gravity or time.
MAH VIM AH DAY UM: THE ACTION PLAN
1. One of the main actions of the Temple of THEM, as detailed in 2008’s release of issue #28 of Oto Anorha, was to set in place a new system.
2. Against us, are massive odds. These odds include existing systems, traditional behaviours and ways of doing things, changing things and repeating old patterns in the mistaken belief one is changing things.
3. These odds also include resistance to new methods by other forces, minor and major including forces that do not appear to be escapable (hubris/entropy), forces/forms that stand to lose ground from what we say (other groups and persons whose vested interest is in sustaining traditional methods), or alchemical forces such as person(s) or events whose existence clashes with ours or who have a legitimate or illegitimate opposition to us.
4. In attempting not to repeat these traditional methods, we have had to develop experimental unorthodox treatments.
5. We have had to ask some unusual questions. Such as ‘Can you unite people without a hierarchy, shared beliefs, common goals, losing individuality, power games, in-fighting, hubris, dissent, proximity, identity, symbolism, cosmology, ideology?
6. THEM desires the best of both worlds and seeks to find ways to dissolve contradiction between any two or more given forms. Since between two forms is where dichotomy breeds and good vs evil spawn. Good vs evil gives rise to an ‘Enematia’, (A phantom suggestion of an Other) – this is how humanity has been for an age, can we over come it?
7. To give absolutisms creates tyranny – to allow free reign creates anarchy. Both of these are necessary even as they are contradictory. How does one draw an outline without a drawing implement? How does one create solidarity without others knowing against what they assemble?
8. How to speak to people using a movement without creating a new dogma? How to make the boundaries of our presence known without controlling others? How to move beyond dichotomy when language is built to create it?
9. Externally, THEM is given voice by its method of pluralisation in which its members are referred to as WE and the impression given that all members of THEM agree to the same terms and conditions, maxims and mottoes laid out by a single speaker. Internally, members may not necessarily be in agreement or regard themselves as subject to or of maxims expressed by the speaker.
10. THEM believe that long ago, at crucial stages in human development, a mind war took place, and was lost against humans using superior forces and forms that enslaved others using ancient forms of magic.
11. This crucial period was inaugurated with the invention of Christ who amalgamated all previous pagan stories of life into one ultimate ideation that identifies itself as monotheism. This ideation would alter and instill, through force and ferocity the concept of singularity and a single apex that governed the known and unknown universe. It spread out across the world creating shadows of itself such as a Single book (the Bible), a Single Mythos (Judeo-Christianity), a Single Language. (Latin).
12. When Nietzsche declared God to be dead he exalted his singular concept of nihilism as the only answer – others would continue a monotheistic legacy with or without God – exalting some other single purpose, answer or philosophy as the meaning of all things, and like countless devotees of monotheism before them, fight ferociously to protect their one law – their Insynsia. God is not dead, the presence of his particular person is simply no longer necessary. But the great and lasting legacy of monotheism continues, creating death and destruction, pain and suffering, through the inability of humanity to entertain several or limitless ideation at once. What is foreign to a singular paradigm becomes the enemy of that paradigm;- this fact is implicit in all known paradigms. When singularity is challenged, it reacts badly because it seeks to defend its singularity. This is why religion is dangerous and why the ego is dangerous.
13. Such humans developed and mastered particular and insidious manipulations of the senses and social processes allowing them and other men to seize power over others using old magic. These magic’s included politics, stratification, economics, violence, illusion, coercion, collusion, primary needs, rewards and punishment, pride and prejudice, forces and forms. They still do.
14. THEM believe that revolution changes power’s hands it does not change humanity. Humans will with regularity repeat the game of master and slave.
15. The Temple of THEM exists to eradicate the footprints of God. And in this holocaust are included the footprints of Satan.
16. THEM must find ways to defeat both of these abstracts and their baggage.
17. Therefore it further exists to eradicate utterly the inheritances of monotheism, insynsian (transferring the oneness of God to another idol), dualism (meaning dichotomy of good vs. evil).
18. And change the brain through adoption and use of novel methods so that it can be trained to entertain multiple paradigms at all times without traditional conflict of singularity.
19. THEM does not merely identify problems, more importantly it creates and implements, solutions.
20. THEM is a term with multiple meanings but essentially implies that any one thing does not exist in isolation and is always accompanied by a honeycomb of others.
21. In eradicating God and religious ideation we do not require the destruction of its idols, its ideas, its architects and architecture – we require to identify what makes God, God and undermine it.
22. The Planet speaks with forces that treat us with indifference – it has a life of its own, a time cycle of its own that dwarfs us and our sentimental constructs, existing as it does through Aeons. Yet we mimic its every move, copy its essence, because we are fractals of the same Creatrix. As the Earth has Tsunamis and Earthquakes that devastate the land and sea, so do humans have personal equivalents that flood us with emotion or subconscious contents bringing with it waves of destructive debris, and just as earthquakes tear apart the ground creating deep chasms and levelling buildings, so too can the human experience a ‘shock to the system’ strong enough to level the concepts and beliefs, faith or trust we have built in our minds, or have our solid foundations shattered in the wake of deep psychological tremors. Both of these forces, Phorm and Form, are types of THEM – Dark Gods – terrific forces that bring us to our knees. It is these that we identify, worship and seek to understand.
23. Natural Disasters, and among these should be counted those internal esoteric equivalents all of us have that can corrupt, change or destroy our present frame of mind or carefully tended personalities – decrease hubris. They remind us of our Place, though we hate to be reminded of it. They remind us of our lack of Purpose, though we hate to be reminded we don’t know it. They remind us of our mortality, and how everything we think so important can be swept clean in the super-destructive forces of the Earth’s natural cycles – and we hate that too.
24. But we’ve been trained to hate, we’ve been indoctrinated to forget. We’ve inherited and continued, without question, the building blocks upon which our consciousness is based, and we continue to remain ignorant of the connexion between us and Earth, Earth and us.
25. This new system sees mankind change themselves internally by altering their concept of time, space, matter, and most importantly, traditional behaviour.
26. It involves the ceasing of the need to have an enemy, either real or imagined.
27. It involves the dissolution of the dichotomy of Light vs. Dark symbolized time immemorial by the sun and an evolution beyond with pathways of a new neurology.
28. It involves understanding that we are trapped within a story we did not write, and cannot change through traditional methods.
29. It involves de-constructing forms so we can learn how they control us, coerce us, trick us.
30. It involves understanding patterns, cycles, reactions and reflexion, through a modus such as alchemy.
31. It involves knowing intimately, the functions and processes of our selves and the peculiarities of our own organism and brains.
32. It involves changing the landscape of the occult to focus on what still lies hidden.
33. Essentially, THEM wants to make a type of thinking process more prevalent and a key tool in people’s belts, through its occult stages-how. (The occult occupies a flexible threshold where people will be open to accepting new and fringe ideas and have more chance of adopting or practicing them.)
34. This type of thinking process (either Neuromancy or Quantum Philosophy) is a deconstruction of forms that hinder or hurt a person so as to change their orientation psychically and if possible, perceptually to limit that hindrance or harm. It also strips forms of their projected importance.
The processes to apply pressure/change to the above 34 points involve development of some of the following faculties:
Selective powers of belief (the ability to switch belief in something on or off at will).
A deep understanding of the influence of our role in and on Force and Form (Phorce and Phorm) and the extreme power its has over us, in aid of learning how we can reorient perception to lessen that power.
To identify weaknesses in a form so as to de-construct it as one defuses a bomb or prop or strengthen a form to sustain it using our perception, physicality and skill in manipulating forms.
To lessen the tradition of singular thinking or the Apex-complex known as Insynsian where language and behaviour are given in absolutes or any one type of thinking takes precedence before multiple-angles are explored.
To use our brain’s differently to inspire and invent new techniques for using them to achieve given levels of prowess in heuristics or examination.
To establish a tradition of people who each examine the fundamental assumptions of the world for themselves.
To establish a tradition of people capable of switching from human-centred to life-centred people.
To offer an alternative No-Hand Path to the extremes of LHP and RHP.
To inspire through our efforts a new wave of de-constructionists to further present and future insights and forms created through exploration of the Phyrm.
To provide tools and a philosophy that are flexible and non-dogmatic.
To establish a tradition that teaches and guides through sharing experiences and is added to by its members.
To excite wonder in the world around us and all its phenomenon.
To dull the habit of Reaction to certain Forms as programmed.
To more effectively manage personal and others suffering.
To focus on and explore Synchronicity, Ethics, Phorm and Phorce in depth.
To self-study and create a library of insight into the human brain, dreaming, human behaviour.
To unite with others who share our goals.
WHAT DO WE WANT TO BE DOING?
Producing an annual publication with many voices sharing alchemical experiences (esoteric and exoteric).
Maintaining a public presence to speak with others freely.
Distributing any gains of influence or power among members.
Operating a website with informative articles and up-to-date revisions, manifestos and links to materials and like-minded parties.
Working together to establish a network of people with common goals, assisting others with similar goals.
Managing to cohere without establishing a rigid system of beliefs or worship, rules or laws.
Managing to resolve conflict amongst each other.
Releasing books and publications that detail our insight and understanding of forms in formats and e-books.
Adopting other forms of media to explore form and force, such as music, maths, art, speech, presentations.
To accumulate in one accessible place, the collected works of THEM and maintain or keep together an up-to-date website, wordpress and e-zine in a central location online.
To expand numbers by synchronicity.
To close the Temple of THEM in January, 2036.
To create a close-knit community of Empaths who can present their ideas and discoveries with one another with minimum conflict.
To cause changes to the operations of the ego.
To communicate with and invite other organizations with similar goals to work toward a common goal.
To understand and appreciate the role of various forms including the darker and darkest aspects of alchemy as formative destruction and not react to attempt to eliminate them but see them as equal partners in the circle of life.
To continually review and revise these notches
A MEASURE OF SUCCESS:
HOW WILL WE KNOW WHEN WE HAVE REACHED OUR GOAL?
This is difficult to determine, but it may be indicated by the way people associated with us or influenced by us, treat one another and more importantly act/behave and process information on a fundamental level.
If there is a growth in the types of written word and presentations that directly focus on key words or concepts such as we have coined and advancements made in those media in a significant number we may consider that a ball has been started rolling that may result in a culture of heuristic self-explorers who will continue research and application of Phorce and Phorm.
It is at the time of writing, 2015 and there are still 21 years to go by which time I will be nearing 60 and have given the majority of my life to a commitment to magical geometry.
This is what I consider enough length of time for fulfilling purpose to my life.
I hope that THEM will continue to offer purpose and fulfillment to the lives of others too.
As time goes by THEM will try to determine what others goals are on a small and large scale and try to facilitate the joining of like-minds to like-minds, i.e. writers to publishers, upcoming bands to music sites, people with specifics interests to others with experience in those interests as part of its aim to create a new world-wide community and eventually, Illuminati.
EVOLUTION THROUGH OCCULTURE:
WHOSE REALITY IS IT ANYWAY?
If you have to ask this question then perhaps you have failed to develop the ability to make use of anything so necessary to a Sorcerer. A child can turn a cardboard box into a million things, it can be a time machine, a fridge, a space ship, a cubby-house. If you stare at walls rather than smash through or create the tools to bypass them – if you share the boundaries others have created as your own – if you cannot solve the impossible or reconcile a paradox – then you are not One of THEM. To understand THEM, you must be able to bend forms to your will.
But let us return to this question. Can one evolve via the Occult? I believe one can. But what I imagined my powers would be from a life exploring the occult (by which I mean the Hidden) and what they in fact are are extraordinary in their difference. Work upon oneself never ends, for one is simply pushing back shadows of what one adopts. A smiling face at the expense of one of horror and cruelty pushed down deep beneath in exchange can only stay buried so long. Yet I would make friends of all my dragons once dragged out from the depths by force or guile and plan not what I am going to change about myself today, but what I even in changing, am going to do to change external events around me. And one does this by setting an example for others to follow. I do not doubt that I have transformed my shape again and again, integrating elements of my Persona or Being that showed themselves detrimental to my desired ‘I’ (which ‘I’ was replaced with my ‘THEM’) – or that others can do it too.
All of this dissolving we occultists do, the breaking of chains, struggling to stay out of boxes so that anything is possible – and yet time and time again we bind ourselves unnecessarily back to the matrix in bondage. The attitude of the Successful is much vaunted and written about by hundreds of thousands of writers keen to understand what makes some people succeed and others fail. It’s not hard to those to whom it comes naturally. The goals THEM have set are not the ordinary goals of an occult organization, they are not localized to time or space and set out to change fundamental attitudes and behaviours that have been exhibited by people for thousands of years. The scope of what we seek is mind-blowing and for most, inconceivable that we could ever achieve it. And yet, we are, and when many of those critics get older, abandon their other systems that could not keep up with the demands of the spiritual they may turn to us who continually ask ‘Why is it not possible? Why is what we say we will do impossible? Whose reality is it anyway?’ – for that is the future of Magic, the realm of perception beyond the prison the Magi and ourselves have let fall around us. The Temple of THEM is ahead of its time, ahead of the curve, and a crucial aspect of this is that its founders don’t let others tell them what is possible.
This is a big part of Magic – not being held down by forms. Learning the rules of Form so you can alter, bend, snap, shatter or cleverly use them in your favour. Whose reality is it anyway?
This short commentary discusses some of the reasons THEM has a strict thirty year charter.
All things Change. THEM studies Forms and the Forces that affect them. Forms as a rule do not enjoy eternal longevity. They come and go, as trends, falling in or out of favour as time passes. And this is because traditionally forms are anchored to the time in which they are created and form a rigid/static representation with their own identity that cannot adapt to the changing of the seasons. Eventually challenges put to the form compromise its integrity.
Even if a form is successfully able to endure the weather of time, it reaches a point where it has passed on its seeds, (we could say procreated) and passed on its genes in the human sense. As people come to adopt it, they begin to exhaust it, alter it, change it, and its original shape begins to disintegrate back into the Black Clay, slowly becoming something else, often other than what the creator(s) intended/Willed.
For forms have their own Will, their own ‘lyfe’, and while a form can be held with some degree of temporality when its creators exert willpower, control and intent over and onto it – as that Intent fades with the passing of time, or the message embodied in the Form ceases to be of importance, either through being accepted and evolved, or rejected and ignored – the Form cannot sustain its original intention and becomes subject to the intents of others who inherit it.
Yet there is often an expectation that the form will continue indefinitely getting bigger and bigger (the essence of Capitalism, Corporations, or Ego-centralism) as well as stay very similar to the original forms intention.
It is a naive view to have when working with Aeonic Magic. Forms are a singularity that immediately create their own shadow or enter into friction with accepted standards or competitive forms. Forms create a friction that creates a new singularity from their synthesis. All forms are therefore merely bridges to an evolution that often completely abandons the host form and have no consideration of human expectations but run a course of their own. They are all temporal and are limited in lifespan and usefulness to the climate in which they spawn.
Only certain conditions allow certain forms to arise and sustain themselves long enough at least, to surface briefly as a power-form over the short course of a human beings life – as if icebergs bobbing briefly above the surface of the black depths of a chilling sea before submerging once more or locked against or under the ice. What manages which forms emerge, are powers beyond our own ken. Some individuals know a great deal about the particulars that allow certain forms to arise and others to be stifled. Military, religious, political agents all know various tactics to invite or retard things from happening as do children blaming their bear for eating the chocolate cake in the kitchen. But observation is not enough to harness the majority of these phenomena – perhaps best summed up by the realization – we all die. Quite simply be the change you want to see.
What we, THEM, are earthing cannot be expected to exponentially grow and grow until it subsumes the entire earth and its populace. This is a mistake many beginners of Aeonic magic make. Building on the premise of creating a world domination policy that is human-centred lacks empathy with the forces of THEM – it is essentially ego-centric and naive. Rather what is required is to accept the powers of and design accordingly with the actual nature of the forces Forms can expect to encounter both within the alchemical transformation of people who change over time and via experience, and the external encounters with the world and trends, social mores, status quo and the constant and varied challenges such changes pose to a Form as that changes. An essential element of Aeonics is planning for the inevitable demise of the Form(s). Just as Earthquake-proof measures are now built into most modern skyscrapers because past performance without those measures illustrated major destruction to those buildings could occur – so too must a Form be flexible, carefully planned to meet the demands put upon it by the many Forces that the Sorcerer must study if they are to be successful in implementing long-term strategies of change.
The crux is this: THEM can only enjoy a limited amount of attention, but it is through this attention that we will transmit our messages and inspire people to evolve our ideas and hopefully ingrain in enough of them the principles we have developed as an antidote to Insynsian and the Magi.
What we are and can sensibly, reasonably be expected to gestate (The Undividual) will some day cease to make progress, reach its zenith and begin its decline. Perhaps a new technology that allows the current to be used in unexpected, unanticipated ways will dilute its original shape, or a new form headed by a new generation of sorcerers using THEM’s ideas as a foundation either positively or negatively will supersede our influence, or lead the way into new territory with innovative approaches or clearly defined outright rejections in accordance with the milieu of the times. What is certain is that while novel now, with growing popularity comes saturation and the eventual exhaustion and collapse of the Form.
A form must struggle to presence itself; even as it is praised and encouraged by some and scorned and attacked by others: a form in such a state can be considered to be highly and regimentally successful. That is to say a form must be equally shored by adversity- it cannot have a totality of agreement that makes it triumph over all other forms for that does not reflect human tradition, nor behaviour but an artificial naivity that fundamentally lacks the observation that all greats have struggled with some Other who resisted their emergence. Not that being ‘Great’ is the criterion for a forms justification – but a form that seeks to overpower all others, to eradicate other forms entirely too, is doomed from the beginning: Nature simply doesn’t work that way. It is useful to speak in absolutes to human beings so as to make a clear statement of intent that is easy to understand and follow, I.e. ‘we wish to kill the machine’ but the reality is, you can gestate another form but it shares the stage with others even as it may rage against them. Christianity, Islaam, Judaism cannot be ‘eradicated’ anymore than National Socialism or Satanism can be; they are expressions of deep-seated beliefs held by other humans and inspired to be by far more powerful forces than any form has the ability to knock out of the ring. It is as if Forms themselves have a fail-safe that prevents any one form from total dominance: for when such forms threaten the diversity of the world with totalitarian uniformity some force is evoked into being that directly challenges it and often, dismantles it into sub-forms.
The drive that has seized so many of THEM shares a common denominator toward some kind of evolution, toward some new natural heritage to increase the simplistic and narrow lens through which we traditionally view the world – to understand the singularity of forms that cause so many problems among us. But it is also only natural that such a drive, if achieved via our collective work, cannot continue in the same fashion indefinitely. Should THEM become a standard – it only invites a new schism; departures from our unintended position as the acceptable philosophy to hold. As the authors wonderful mother says ‘Nature hates a vacuum’.
When our drives are exhausted either through our measure of failure or success, the impetus of expression will need to change or be forced to undergo change. If this ‘use-by’ date is resisted beyond using the Temple to achieve its temporal aims – it runs the risk of becoming stale, dogmatic, a new religion.
Hence the Temple officially ends in 2036, long enough we believe, to seed the new variant nature bids us sow. It would be foolish and impossibly arrogant to believe that this temporal Temple and its handful of members could stand against and successfully eradicate Abrahamism – further ludicrous to imagine we could aptly justify its eradication with the understanding of forms that we have.
Certainly it is the goal that this founder of THEM has chosen to invest the majority of his life toward its service. In the face of such mammoth forces, we are all but servants, whatever temporal popularity we enjoy. All things come to pass, and the Ego must not be allowed to bid them persist beyond their time Or you risk getting a similar situation with THEM as you might with Christianity or Organized Religion. If we are to annihilate Abraham-ism, we must learn to do fundamental things, differently. The Temple of THEM offers novel choices to do things differently and we consider our dissidence an important step.
So to begin.
The secrets of the Ancients have been buried deeply in the twisted labyrinth of forms. The Magic from which the Sorcerer can draw exists but the means to access it have been mangled by the Obscuranti and their living mind war of forms – each one a sadistic seed that has long sprouted into a sapling, a plant, a tree, a forest, dropping more sadistic seeds, spreading lies, misinformation, and deceit. Advanced beyond most observers abilities to appreciate, the polymorphic virus of the Magi can with ease take on the guise of any form – even systems and words that promise to be antidotes to itself such as Satanism, Anti-Christianity, Anarchy, Chaos can and have been compromised by the vicious snarls of poison roots.
The Temple of THEM has spent years attempting to untangle the forms in which such magical prowess have been choked into submission – crawling through the darkness of any number of magical systems of evocation, enchantment, alchemy, shamanism and as many strains of the Sinister as we could find to struggle past the outward aesthetics and toward the root cause of all of them – Symbolism. From Symbolism we reduced all of the myriad possibilities of magic into condensed understanding of what makes those that work, work, and those that fail, not work. This was isolated to the complex relationship between the Organism and the World and the Organism’s particular view of the world and it’s place within it. The 23 Syndrome is the name given by us to any particular stance an ego takes at any given moment [unconsciously] and uses to interpret. It comes from a movie called Pi in which an advocate of the stockmarket believes he has deciphered the ultimate code to controlling it and begins to see the number 23 everywhere. Thus someone in thrall to National Socialism sees the world through an NS-related lens – whilst a religious individual sees the world through a religiously-related lens. This is a simplistic example, but states that there is a direct corrollation between what someone believes and therefore percieves.
What happens of course, during the length of life, is that firmly held beliefs and truths Change. Each form of 23 syndrome is considered as a current [*Thrall] or form that seizes control of the ego either by thrall [unwittingly] by being convinced of its usefulness to perceive through by an internal/external agent or by “willingly” adopting such a syndrome through conscious choice.
Often – once chosen, such a thrall takes a long time to settle itself into the Ego which must make room, change things around, or adapt itself to synchronize with the other forms that make-up the composition of the Thrall.
*A Thrall is the name of a form that attaches itself or is attached to the Organism in a symbiotic relationship. Picking up a book on some subject or another, encountering someone who talks about a subject, experiencing or seeing someone else experience some subject or another are all transmissions of the form – and if accepted or sufficiently impressed [imprinted] with the desire to become the Form or use it – form becomes Thrall. As in, they are in Thrall to the form, submit to it and live it.
Sometimes, because of how powerful forms are and how weak the human being is – a form can be adopted from the beginning of life right up until the point of causal death. Such a thing is known as fanaticism – and a good example is the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church governs its thralls from before their birth to well after their death with its control system. It has rites which control and restrict everything.
The human being has early formative experiences that shape and set the Ego’s particular view in place and these can be extremely difficult to break and in some cases should not be for the sake of sanity. But the Sorcerer must be willing and able to go mad if they are to truly live as One of THEM where reality is neither wholly rational or irrational but a ghost.
To go through life without changing ones view is to resist natural alchemy and unnatural. No one form has the power to fulfil one’s Wyrd and many roads must be walked in order to narrow it down and finally seize its ribbons. We often see that it is religious types who do not change their view – who Cannot change their view – and who thus become the Mask that was made for them.
It needs to be realized that there is power in fanaticism – it is the dominant agent of the Magi and has reshaped this World in their image without question. But the fine line between using a form and it using you is fine indeed. We seek to avoid all instances of any false absolute – all Gods stem from THEM, a plural, a group, a collective – there are no forces however they be perceived or from whatever system of belief that do not come from the same pool as THEM. They are all manifestations, depictions, forms of the Forces that are THEM – variations on a theme.
Forms that enthrall have their own life span – they are living things that grow, excrete, communicate, have their own language, multiply, move, change and so on. A young man deeply into the writings of Nietzsche and who pulls on the cowl of Nihilism may be able to explore that form for many years – but age and the changing role of ones self within society brings with it unexpected changes and challenges that affect ones philosophy of life – as do near, supernatural or traumatic or other kinds of experience. With such changes, ones 23 syndrome suffers a fatal stumble where the form cannot encompass or explain the new experience and doubt enters ones sphere causing the rigid tentacles of the thrall to loosen and the mind to change. Often what changes the mind is then adopted. It is a continual passage of thesis, antithesis, and synthesis. A natural progression of picking up one thing, comparing it with another, and finally making a conclusion based on mixing the two which mixture then becomes the new one, to which another second form is sought to compare and continue the whole process anew.
This process is for the most part an unconscious miasma that keeps one in thrall the majority of their lives to one form or another. It is however possible, once becoming aware of the function of the ego and its operations such as through Insight Roles, to consciously enter into roles that actively change the consciousness in an alchemical fashion by adding a deliberate set of elements.
The power of Insight Roles burns away the certainty that holds forms in place by making conscious the fallibility of the whole belief process – wherein one consciously sees that what they held to be airtight conviction was in fact flawed – all the more compounded by the more forms they digest. Deliberately done – this can bring enormous power and insight into the function of the ego and help compartmentalize the psyche by driving a wedge between the automatic actions and behaviour of the ego which acts on behalf of the organism and the organism itself who develops a new sense of self that allows it to see the ego as if at the helm of the mind driving the car. Without this sense of separation and mind functions it is impossible to gain control of the psyche in any useful manner as all actions are driven by the ego – even those that insist they are not.
By mixing certain elements or roles – one can deliberately break certain insidious programming forming a barrier to releasing the brain from its thrall or its conscious awakening to the fact that this is how the ego behaves.
The danger is that one merely swaps one form for another believing themselves to then be conscious of the behaviour of the Ego – and forms can even be constructed to appear as if they will free one from the Ego. Freeing oneself from the Ego is a process doomed to fail and a deadly trail to pursue for the serious Sorcerer who needs their Ego – they just need it in a different way. It is an exceptional and unique resource and needs only be understood and its functions put to conscious use to be of inestimable power when coupled with the signs from the unconscious toward Individuality. It is a resource and should be made use thereof for there are things the Ego can accomplish that nothing else can – and the Self merely by itself is an unknown quantity – almost certainly as insane as the Ego by itself.
The Ego can be tamed to act as carrier of a form under the yoke of the Self – a deliberate use of its function to achieve an aim. Such an aim might be to believe in a system or another for a limited time demoniacally, that is with full belief, adopting its forms, words, language, ways and methods as a lifestyle to live that way as if it were truly ones way – then one adopts a contradictory role causing the previous way to mesh with the second and the ego to see that it can easily be led to adopt any way and that yet whatever it adopts can be replaced with yet another way, a new way. No matter how much it believes or believed in the validity of the 23 syndrome it afflicted itself with – it is as a container, able to be emptied and filled in accordance with what the Sorcerer needs it to be filled with in order to achieve certain goals. Insight Roles teach this, beyond theory, or hearsay, through practical experiment and application. Thus one learns to actually shift-shape by annihilating the Egos savage persistence and insistence of form.
This focus by THEM on compartmentalizing the psyche or achieving ‘Mvimaedivm’ is genuine black magic. It is not known whether such an achievement is a return to a former state once achieved by humanity en masse before a cataclysmic series of events enshrined the Ego and only the Ego, or if it is an evolution forward toward an as yet unknown state of being. What is known is that Nothing is more violent, more unpredictable, more ruthless and vengeful than an Ego attempting to perform its function of maintaining stasis and live out its 23 Syndrome.
When threatened the ego often turns into a savage snarling animal and this can occur even with gentle attempts at dislodging ones own or another persons ego; evidenced the world over by the petty means require to start blood wars, vendettas, vengeful acts of retribution and revenge, fights, disputes and slights. A serious attempt to move the Ego out of the way of the drivers seat can be expected to be met with considerably dangerous resistance and this is what makes Our work all the more difficult not only when we work on our own ego but also on that of others – for it is the egos function to protect its view at all costs and when its defenses are up it can be next to impossible to split the mind and get it to relinquish total control. Every step of the way we are fought by this function within ourselves and within others. Whereas other systems seek either to annihilate the Ego (which only makes it stronger – in a false sense of being erased it actively participates in talking about it as if it were gone with every manner of wordplay employed to successfully deceive its host that it has achieved the impossible) THEM seeks only to recognize and utilize its functions as best as it can in a conscious and directed manner.
This does not mean that the organism can successfully or completely control the Ego – its forces are far stronger than can be imagined and its operations driven by esoteric secrets that cannot be known – only its actions and functions can be seen in what it does and acts upon us to do. It means that the Ego can be seen as one of many functions and the Sorcerer may use them all consciously rather than be enslaved to forms that are stronger than him or her unconsciously.
Through this process – one can not only learn the behaviour of forms and the way they act on people to speak on their behalf as an automatic thrall – but also to put themselves in the other individuals shoes to see the way they are from the point they are. For us, all organisms are treated as being in thrall to one form or another, for even when conscious of the process involved in the Ego’s adoption of thralls, forms are a necessary requirement for the Ego to function – otherwise it does not know how to be, who to be, and this can rapidly cause psychosis and mental collapse. Nihilism is gently related to this but the true extent of trying to tear out the proverbial carpet of forms from under ones own feet can result in some spectacular self destruction.
This process – loosely called Empathy – is an esoteric understanding of the nature of forms and the way they change within one self and within others. It involves a dedication to learning the way Archetypes, forms, and thralls speak or communicate, live, thrive, change or die or by what they are affected – and as such – this knowledge can be used to manipulate a person in thrall by directing their form in a controlled fashion.
For us, Empathy is entirely pagan in nature. There is a detached disdain by the Temple of THEM for words from others until actions have proved the One able to carry them through a being of their Word/Wyrd. Thus Ones word is ones bond – it is their Wyrd. Truly we would rather you achieve in silence than enervate us with an endless stream of assurance about your intentions. In the meantime the Ego will speak and chatter and will say whatever it has to to convince itself it is the Self. If the Ego can substitute its function for the Self then it will – in this way it protects itself from being dislodged. (See Radia Star.)
Empathy does not equally occur in all humans – some have very little, whilst some have too much. The balancing act of the Sorcerer, some say a paradox, is to learn not just to think but to feel – not with the head, but with the heart – to attune themselves to how something makes them feel or the emotions, visions, associations it inspires. This means to attune themselves to what may be very subtle almost invisible threads of magic the Sorcerer must learn to make themselves very sensitive to such threads. This can be achieved through a close and prolonged relationship to the forces of THEM – not just the manifestation as Dark Gods but the forces and current of the world as they Are not as they are Known. Such is the role of the External Adept Rite and the Rite of Rain Magic – where Empathy is first approached in a magical methodology to provide a genuine experience of a non-human centric mode of time where the Ego has very little control over its passage and must endure the experience and where the Sorcerers archetypal meanderings over the Tarot, their life and Wyrd, come to the fore of the Ego’s thoughts as all it can do is think and allow time to pass slowly, slowly, slowly – in some individuals allowing a realization of a very specific nature to occur.
The use of the Tarot, particularly the Temple’s own specialized set called TENDRIL, is a very powerful first step allowing one to make conscious their own Ego’s projections – to put forth what may have been unconsciously held fears, prejudices or simply images and ideas of various archetypal energies that the Ego uses in its function. This exploration of archetypal energies is often a life-long process that many just do in thrall – but to deliberately evoke, expel and confront ones unconscious associations to certain fundamental archetypes via this process can be done in a matter of months (one card per week).
It is necessary to let each archetype once stirred and brought out activate its key associations and to let them live out their summoned presence which in turns brings the whole flow of what is attached to such an archetype forth in a prolonged stream. The majority of these key associations are brought up first because they are the strongest and over the course of days the Ego and Self will ruminate on them and ‘discuss’ the meaning and purpose of each between themselves in what we experience as ‘mind chatter’. The next week a new meditation is attempted – building on the previous – and allowing even more archetypal associations to arise, not only connected with the present card, but the previous as well. A rich tapestry begins to unfurl itself before the Sorcerers eyes allowing them deep into the unconscious contents of their psyche in a conscious and deliberate manner. With the full Major Arcana explored and these deep-seeded images and associations regurgitated into visible life – the next process of integration can begin.
Integration involves such methods as Insight Roles which allows the Sorcerer to themselves make sense of the way these archetypes form, rule, and collapse. We hesitate to use the word Understanding – because Anyone can understand or pretend to understand – but however much they pretend or their Ego deceives them that they understand – until they experience for themselves the ‘Withdrawal of Projections’ for instance, they cannot Know or Feel or reap the benefits of performing these alchemical experiments.
With the knowledge of the lives and behaviour of archetypes comes a deeper understanding of how, why and what thralls others. As a lesser form of magic this can provide wisdom of the means to enthrall or free another or oneself from archetypes or forms – but primarily belongs to the greater Work of unfolding the secrets of the Universe and our own bio-physiology – making conscious on a new level the functions that govern us from within and without and an appreciation for our weakness in being controlled and manipulated by such forms. This appreciation for ones own human weakness is a vital humility required to develop for later works of Magic such as Aeonic and Archetypal Magic and in particular Oromancy, or story-magic.
The present and persistent insistence by Satanic manuscripts on strength, power, Ego, or Crowley-esque ‘Do what Thou Wilt’ is a mantra that fundamentally fails to empathize with the World and its Occult Secrets. Such works can act as a misguided form of reaction-ism against the stifling conformity of religion. Whilst it is also a means available to the Sorcerer to believe this mantra as needed (Every Form can be made a resource) and as necessary to evoke the Ego into certain actions and to believe what it is necessary to Believe in order to provoke the necessary geometry to be inspired to rise in reaction to ones pulling the strings – it too is the enshrinement of the Ego at the expense of the other functions of the psyche. Nothing less than the sacrifice of the great range of perceptual windows one can look through and a restriction of the Sorcerers Being by being bound to yet another form – even if that form claims to be anti-form.
The Temple of THEM recognizes this same problem exists even with its own structure – but that it is a necessary evil to have a name, symbol and works – for how else can the Self communicate with the Ego? It is a truism that our person, acts as a prism with a filter, and only certain light can get through that filter. Chain reactions can be set in motion by triggering certain patterns, behaviours, actions that prompt certain Archetypes and their processes to activate. And it is Symbolism and Meaning that are requisite transmitted via a Story or Mythos to cause large scale changes in human beings. It is vital though to remain aware of such tools utility being employed within a method by necessity not by desire if we are not to fall into the trap of forgetting why they are there. If there is no language, no form to grab, no one to speak with, no means to carry a message either through words or actions – the Ego cannot be reasoned with. Since we aim to change the Ego we are forced to speak its language until such time a critical mass of Selves can experience the Self en masse enough to learn the state of being Self and devise alternate, Self inspired forms of communications. One such attempt is the creation of ones own Tarot.
Empathy also requires a realistic approximation of ones potential and abilities and this is often realized only when the Ego is shattered or cannot live up to its impossible or unrealistic standards. The Temple of THEM regards humans as low on the scale of important creatures or forces – and those of THEM well above them. Such forces as weather, gravity, emotions, love, forms, thralls and so on being far more powerful, far older, and beyond humans ability to control or understand.
We refer to a Life-centred geometry not a Human-centred geometry; for when the Ego is enshrined (and it is socially polished and shined like a bright mirror – the blind idiot god Azagthoth) it views itself as a centralized conscious sentience around which the world revolves and it cannot accept the humility of its biophysical short-comings such as its fragility and functions almost in complete reaction to what is around it – never surpassing the forms that it encounters around it.
Convinced of its superiority and the validity of its human-shaped perceptions it has an extremely difficult time (without terrible and harsh alchemy being used viz. ‘Reality Checks’) accepting that it is anything but what is says it is – and will argue to the death what it is with anyone who dares challenge it. This human-centred geometry can be witnessed anywhere at any given time between human beings. The majority of our objects and buildings are also human-centred, as are the aims, needs, institutions, past times and creations of man – stemming from the hand. It is a natural bias of seeing the world as we were bio-physically intended, but it is a thrall, an unconscious enslavement and lock-out of other dimensions, other ways of perceiving or being, or as other beings, that the Sorcerer seeks to master to be One of THEM. (See Liber 13/13)
The Sorcerer – if they be one of THEM – must be deeply connected to the Word / Wyrd state of living. They must be empathic, wise in the arts of synchronicity, in solidarity with the forces of the world, themselves and THEM. This connexion cannot be faked and it cannot be otherwise had if the would-be Sorcerer is not One of THEM.
The Anglo-Saxon noun wyrd is derived from a verb, weorþan, ‘to become’, which, in turn, is derived from an Indo-European root *uert- meaning ‘to turn’. Wyrd literally means ‘that which has turned’ or ‘that which has become’. It carries the idea of “turned into” in both the sense of becoming something new and the sense of turning back to an original starting point. In metaphysical terms, wyrd embodies the concept that everything is turning into something else while both being drawn in toward and moving out from its own origins. Thus, we can think of wyrd as a process that continually works the patterns of the past into the patterns of the present.
One ramification of wyrd in personal human terms is that our past (both our ancestry and our personal history) affects us continually. Who we are, where we are, and what we are doing today is dependent on actions we have taken in the past and actions others have taken in the past which have affected us in some way. And every choice we make in the present builds upon choices we have previously made.
The philosopher Schopenhauer voiced the notion that “our lives are somehow irresistibly shaped into a coherent whole by forces beyond our conscious will”. He believed that neither chance events nor inborn character were enough to explain the consistency and direction in the life course of an individual, and so he postulated “the intention of Fate” to explain this controlling force in our lives. Many people have equated the notion of wyrd with this sort of “fate” concept, and the Norns with the Moerae or Parcae, the Greek and Roman Fates. However, to do so is to ignore the constant interplay between personal wyrd and universal wyrd and the role we each play in creating our own destiny.
The key Schopenhauer seems to have missed is that what he calls “the intention of Fate” is itself created by an interplay between the events that happen to us and our inborn character. We interact with wyrd (that which has become) to create certain personal patterns which affect and are reflected in universal patterns. Those universal patterns, in turn, exert forces which shape our lives.
What must be born in mind is that trusting ones decisions or guidance to any one particular source, i.e. Dreams, a Guru, a System of Divination, or a God is dangerously simplistic – it promotes a false sense of simplicity to just follow some current or another to stay on the right track – whereas life is a gruelling life-long commitment that always requires vigilance and exceptional alchemy. One must always be ready to change, to add more or less of something to keep or deliberately shift the balance of the psyche and the Wyrd. To follow some God or oracle blindly is to trust ones autonomy to something external and absolves ones responsibility for ones vehicle – and is therefore alchemical suicide. Trusting Wyrd is not a slavish acceptance that ones destiny is set but working with the portents and signs available to one to determine ones own path in accordance with what is unravelling – it is keeping the eye on the past mindful of the future – of reading the signs and making decisions based on the best information one can attain – but it is not an abandonment to some power or another- it is a working symbiosis.
The Cosmic Being seeks to devour all life. Around its centre stand the shades that are THEM, a vanguard of demonic forces that can help the Sorcerer if he seeks to be free of his destiny to be devoured, or destroy the Sorcerer if they fail to free themselves.
Ebbing in tides of death and life, the Cosmic Being breathes out creating life, this is what we are, then the Cosmic Being breathes in, which is what happens when we die. Much of this life is embodied in our sexual energy and fluids and withholding them [abstinence] is a form of indulgence that can bring great power to the Sorcerer who may bargain with Them for the release of such energies in exchange for something in return. Such magical rites as the Ordeal of the Moon are based on this Tempting of the Dark Gods with ones energies and ones death in order to fulfil certain bequeaths.
The ancients believed that if a man would make a promise to the Gods, and he kept his Word, then they would reward him. With this power he could unleash his Wyrd so long as he kept his Word. This concept has paralells with the concept of Will Power and the ability to do great things by staying true to one’s guiding light.
The universe is possessed of signs and portents that can guide the Sorcerer in the right way to unleash and control his Wyrd – such signs are known as synchronicity or coincidence, when two unlikely events occur. In times past, Sorcerers have trusted their Wyrd to a particular phenomena – this is dangerous as the judgement of the human is discarded in favour of an external force of guidance. When the Sorcerer is travelling the right Wyrd his synchronicities will align and increase in frequency whilst if they are travelling the wrong path the same will decrease until tragedy befalls the Sorcerer. One means of ascertaining the correct Wyrd for each individual is to open the Bridge between the conscious and the Unconscious by recording and interpreting the archetypes contained in ones Dreams as a regular operation.
One must be aware however that the subconscious has its own life and directs the Organism from a veil we cannot hope to penetrate. Composed of mostly irrational elements the subconscious has a limitless array of methods of both madness and genius for getting its needs to the Ego across in its messages.
For instance, the same dream often occurs with frequency until a certain amount of conscious understanding affects the dreamer. If the message is extremely urgent the subconscious may employ a nightmare or shock tactic – and nothing shocks quite like the subconscious can with the power to shake us to the very core as nothing else can. If the message may prove harmful or explosive to the conscious then the subconscious appears to take a longer route and uses muted or different symbolism until the conscious gradually and safely assimilates the message a piece at a time or as it is ready.
The core structure of all dreams is as Jung identified – archetypal and geared toward compensatory functions that act to balance the Ego and the underlying quest for the psyche to achieve Individuation. As powerful as the subconscious can be – it would be foolish and highly dangerous to turn ones decisions over to the content stemming solely from the subconscious – a restraint-less function of darkness and light in equal measure, beyond measure – it is kept in check from self-destruction and the destruction of others by the Ego.
It is also not just archetypal dreams that it throws up but fears, thoughts, alternate explorations of events, conversations, do-overs, self image, memories, fantasies, and so on. To try and make sense of much of it would require living a half life in the living world and burying oneself in the limitless content and associations that spew forth from the subconscious and are filtered by the Ego. It would be the equivalent of trying to write down with a rock the conversations of a hundred voices each speaking a different language at rapid speed. Though exceptional gifts can be had from the subconscious – it does not respond well to being commanded, and in the main, acts autonomously apart from our impulses and occasionally against them.
Trusting entirely in any one phenomena is dangerous and another meaning of THEM is to become Adept in as many of these signs as one can. One such phenomena is dreaming and decipherment of the dreams in question – but were one to trust the subconscious with all their decisions they should quickly become a sub-human driven by the irrational madness and violence the ego helps to control. This is what happens in cases of possession or evocation and possession by a form (Thrall) is the most common experience of possession of all human beings.
Yet the power of dreaming to inform one of impending danger, inspire moments of genius, remember Everything, access untapped modes of being or thought or experience cannot be replicated or underestimated. It is an invaluable resource to most people but often completely under utilized. As a Sorcerer we must make use of everything to achieve everything. But we can only do this if we are conscious of those tools and do not summarily dismiss them as something they may not be merely because we have been told and trained to dismiss them.
The observation of the underlying forces of Empathy, Solidarity, and Synchronicity are the tools necessary to develop the means to live in accordance with ones Wyrd and the Will of THEM. Easy enough to summarize – the depth of each is such that it could take a lifetime to exhaust a study of any one, let alone all three. But these are the keys to being One of THEM and it is up to each Sorcerer to explore the means and ways by which these keys can be understood, explained, experienced and induced.
There are basic laws that result from certain combinations of energies, forces, functions acting on one another that must be found or learned. These are archetypal energies that occur in the same core way but often through any possible combination of elements or aspects much the same way dreams retain an archetypal core but can appear a thousand ways to a thousand different people and yet all warn of danger.
One example is the Law of Erotic Charge. With any undertaking that generates Wyrd or helps another unlock their potential comes a magical ‘high’ especially when working as a group that presences itself as an erotic charge. This charge comes from the authentic transcendence of limits and the subsequent feeling of increased freedom or wisdom – it originates from working together on something usually intimate. Such as a student learning to play the piano and breaking new ground and the teacher being very good at teaching. Such erotic charge usually overwhelms the participants and is expressed as sexual energy or lust. What then happens is that – if either one of the participants recognizes this, but the other does not – is a rejection by one side of that lust and an emphasis on the Work. This is a massive disruption of the Ego to the other as the Ego gets confused when it is not involved – and in moments of pure transmission of Love such as when teaching others how to free their abilities – it is not. Often, feelings get hurt as the Ego seeks to distance itself from its perceived slight and also – the Work. For out of defense it has attached a memory of pain to that Work and seeks to avoid it altogether resulting in a terrible loss of potential for the teacher to teach the student and the student to learn. This erotic charge is exceptionally strong and can even be mistaken for love. As teachers of the black arts it is often very difficult to avoid students suddenly developing such attachments, for we are unlocking deep spiritual chambers and secrets, the euphoria of which comes to be associated as stemming from working with a current or an individual (or individual within that current) and as a result, giving back lost power is felt as highly sexually chargesd – but this is often a by-product of the Libido mistaking the esoteric arts for lower ones. Since what has been removed requires a replacement and the replacement is usually being given by the teacher… What is the answer? Often there is none – this is a case of one of those forces that is Stronger that any method to avoid it. A teacher can only stay conscious of this potential. Many exploit it at the expense of genuinely giving back the students power for selfish gain.
Another example is the Law of Hubris. For a Hero to exist the archetype must be projected upon them by others. Whilst they believe in the Hero – if they accept the role the Hero becomes exactly that and the examples he sets as the one to look up to may inspire a slew of others to act like him or for him. But this is all illusion – one day, the people cease to project the Hero archetype upon him – usually as punishment for something they have done that broke the spell after believing all the hype surrounding them. The nature of power is the origin of pride comes before a fall.
In the case of the controlled phantasm of Ryan Anschauung, the Hero status is used to show Ryan as humble, fair, willing to learn, fallible, strong, not afraid, self-honest, loving of people, arrogant, determined, driven, daring, and so on in the hope that others are inspired to emulate him and adopt his values as their own. This is one means by which THEM aims to undermine the Magian structures by causing others to question things the same way Ryan does and increase those innate intuitions and values of the Organisms own heuristic enquiry until they are One of THEM. In order for as many as possible to emulate Ryan it is necessary for Ryan to have exposure and this can be done through writing and imagery that unlock Wyrd. As Ryan sets himself up as a teacher, others may come to see him as such thus self-fulfilling the chosen role with each feeding the others projections back and forth to solidify the role. With enough time – this can turn to adoration and idolization wherein the projections get stronger and the Ego in danger of ballooning out of control or proportion, fat on the praise and love of others for what is essentially not only an archetype, but not even a real individual.
This is where mistakes begin to arise for many unconsciously involved in such a role. Full of themselves they make hasty ill-conceived decisions believing themselves to be what their fans tell them they are – only to overstep the mark and come smashing down for making the fatal mistake of breaking the spell of the Hero. This is the death-knell of all humans forms – with endless examples of rulers and tyrants letting the power people give them go to their head, revel in excess, abuse their power, and invite the wrath of the Gods (the natural consequences of their actions).
This is why Ryan Anschauung is (or was) faceless and anonymous – he forms a second step between the Ego and the creator of the phantasm and allows a greater distance to be kept between believing the praise – the praise going to Ryan and thus a constant reminder that Ryan is an archetype – not to Ryan’s creator via his real name as praise to him. Thus with a degree of separation does he keep control of the device without risking hubris as much as direct praise would invite. There is a form of magic which we shall refer to as Idolatry – wherein the target is not openly attacked and challenged but is given sycophantic mountains of praise to try and destroy them when they believe it and overreach causing them to come crashing down via their hubris.
The Law of Hubris is also why the Temple of THEM set a 30 year charter with now 24 years to go. A realistic duration in which to set out to achieve what we intend which is to create the Undividual or First Human and remake how humans do things by altering their traditional modes of thought and action. There are a great many complex problems to solve when enacting a long-term plan, and each of those encountered is unique. A familiarity with some of the forces traditionally encountered and to some extent understood is vital to steer the proverbial ship away from certain obvious rocks.
Only through the Ego can we achieve conscious direction of Intent. And only through Empathy, Synchronicity, and Solidarity can we come to truly understand the geometry of the forces we seek to Master and where and how to work with each one and one another to achieve our Will. At the same time as THEM holds these basic elements to be of use – one should come to understand that this is just one way of an endless many ways to achieve ones goals, one set of eyes through which to see the world, one briefly described and exoteric system of magic. Ultimately one must find ones own Wyrd and way and often when they do the outcome is that they no longer need the Temple of THEM but have learned what they needed to learn.
There are many individuals who have learned from (and taught) the members of THEM but who have achieved what they were meant to achieve and moved on as Undividuals – those who need no Temple, no guidance, or teachers or system and it is those types of individuals we seek to create – those that do not need the Temple or occult strictures, tools, settings, or companions but experience the forces of THEM as they Are without the mediums through which those forces are at first channelled.
For it is those types that will find it hard to be enthralled again – either by Magian or Sinister designs and be closer to THEM than any controlled environment with form will ever get them. This said, let the adherent research the threads of the Temple wherever they find them.
May they take the roots we have devised or unearthed and see them to a full grown harvest, for there remains an inhuman amount of additional research, experiment, archetypal and narrative magic, on all of the topics we have broached yet to delve into by the present and next generations-to-be of intrepid occultists who may someday find this book on a shelf or by chance long after we have gone and joined the ever-growing list of voices lost in causal demise to the halls of time.
“THEM and in particular my own bearing takes from classical Satan(-ism) the traits of Ruthlessness, Vision and Dissent.”
AIMS: GRAND BLACK MAGIC
& A NATIONAL SATANIC ARMY
The Temple of THEM arose from a natural cataclysm of forces as a conduit to enable some forms to arise and prevent others from arising. THEM’s current acts to prevent the proliferation of a multitude of forms including:
The sexist divide between men and women enshrined into our societal framework.
The fervent belief in monotheism or one god (Insynsian) in any way shape or form to the exclusion of other forms.
The habit of apexing a form and making of it a god without pluralistic balance.
The culture of ego-worship and/or belief in/slavish adherence to a guru or any one system to provide all ones needs.
The continuation of certain inherited traits society rewards, to our detriment as autonomous beings.
The compression of complex data into over-simplistic but easily manageable systems for convenience not authentic insight.
The ignorance or discrepancy of forms and forces and the over-arching advantage of those who use forms to enslave or otherwise control human beings.
The belief that the Ego can or must be destroyed.
The belief that destroying the Ego results in the Self or some other esoteric/spiritual advancement.
The rise of future groups that claim sovereignty over any form whatsoever (Insynsia).
The archetype of the Alpha-male.
The belief that for something to be right, its opposite has to be wrong.
The Temple of THEM was founded in 2006 and describes itself as Relativist, Magical Socialist or Quantum Philosophic. It is an experimental project of invisible currents made visible via a selection and exhibition of certain forms and has a set life-cycle of 30 years (2006-2036). This 30 year phase is broken into 3 distinct phases of approximately ten years duration each.
(1) Crystallization: The first phase has been met earlier than anticipated and that was to build a platform to overcome the growing monotheism of the Sinister. With reputation and power, we can and have allowed others to speak through us. Our legacy must be set before moving onward from this phase (that is, passing on our techniques and methods in formats such as a Manifesto, enduring Imagery and Icons, and a current with its own tendrils irrespective of the original sowers, that will outlive the present members causal lives) – for (2) and (3) can happen without a helmsmen but (1) Crystallization requires the unique vision and guidance of its founders.
(2) Harbinger: The second phase of the Temple is to give Australia a sinister history and foster across it a new National Satanic identity. This aim is being achieved through present tendrils and inert stations online spreading the influence of THEM and off-line via the A.S.O.V and other groups working with or alongside us by training people to run specific types of organization and earth their own – imparting the techniques and individualosophy and code of In Supra Solidarity unique to THEM.
(3) Invitrofertilization: The third phase, is a combination of the first two, plus awaiting/encouraging the rise of the synthesis (A co-joinment of reigning opposing forms that bypasses their inherent contradiction*) and Synthesizers who will combine the Thesis and Antithesis in a new way, continuing our work. When this stage begins to presence itself we will prepare the final step away with grace from what will likely bear no resemblance to our original Temple but an evolution. For we believe the success of any Esoteric School or Current is to teach others how to surpass the Teacher/Master – AND for the Teacher/Master to understand this surpassing as part of the life of form. Thus does the Ego understand its temporal role in the Great Life of the Temple of THEM.
* The Mastery of Paradox.
On Jan 1st 2036, the founders of THEM will withdraw their energy and efforts to shape, direct or otherwise control the Temple – irrespective of what form it has taken or what precipice/potential it occupies – and step away to let be what will be.
This will not dismantle nor destroy the Temple of THEM which will have its own life (if it survives) in the forms of new tendrils and shapes with their own goals and aims. Nor will it signify a severance of the Temple’s legacy which goes far beyond our brief presence however intense in its temporal time. It simply means, anticipating the necessary amount of time and energy to reasonably achieve certain aims a sustained presence is required to watch over, mould and direct the Temple from its founders personage. Like a wild animal tended to health and released into the wild to fend for itself. We are but one of Natures expressions toward evolution and therefore will be swept away should we fail to successfully express Natures desire, and also too, if we succeed and Nature requires an evolution of our obsolete variant.
This built-in resignation of the founders derives from our understanding of Forms, Aeonics and what is required to successfully achieve our aims, given the forces we can expect to encounter.
On what makes an Amateur Sorcerer
– Temple of THEM 2015 – WR
What makes a would-be Sorcerer, or Beginner, an amateur Sorcerer?
With 20 years + of occult and work experience it my opinion that it can be reduced to three things: (i) Lack of Confidence, (ii) Lack of Knowledge, (iii) Lack of Intent.
(i) A robust ego will aid in weathering the storms that erupt when creating something new but bring perils of its own. Lack of Confidence comes from fear of doing things wrong, from doing things badly, from doing things that are new, novel or with which there is a learning curve. Lack of confidence is anathema to a Sorcerer. It stops them in their tracks waiting for someone to come along and tell them how to move, what to do, when to do it and requires an external force to continually motivate that person. This is exhausting to perform for one person let alone hundreds or even thousands over the decades. Not everyone can, or should, be a Sorcerer. It is not an elite art, but it does require a certain attitude and bravery to plunge into the unknown without anyone holding your hand to achieve results. If your hand is held too long, there is no confidence developed, just the appearance of it. The very next thing out of someone’s mouth who has been lead for too long – is invariably, “ok, what do I do next?” To be a Sorcerer, or even a successful organizer of an occult group, movement, either large or small requires you to take the reins, however scary, and learn, learn, learn. Don’t fear your mistakes but endeavour not to repeat them, and learn learn learn from them. An amateur lacks Confidence because they believe too much in authorities power to tell them the right way to go about starting, beginning, doing basic steps instead of taking those steps for themselves. The fear of failure, of others opinions, of pressure to get it right – if listened to, will amount the Sorcerer to nothing. If confidence is a problem then so too will any sort of result in the occult be. Remember that all forms especially successful ones will receive torrents of scathing criticism as change is forced by the Sorcerers Will. You will require this confidence to face dragons within and without.
(ii) Trying something even if its wrong is always better than showing up with nothing. Lack of Knowledge is often not from having insurmountable obstacles placed in ones way but (a) laziness and the inability to perform basic functions such as searching for documents or persons, and (b) a lack of ingenuity and inability to devise solutions to problems. There is little difference between being a Sorcerer and being employed or running a business. You get out what you put in. A lazy Sorcerer achieves minor goals. A hard-working Sorcerer can achieve much larger goals. But just because you do not have information on how to do something – doesn’t mean you can’t try it anyway. If the information is there, maybe not obvious, or maybe requiring you to do a little digging, and you come to an organization and ask questions like where is this file – and the file is right in front of you – what impression does that send? It shows you (a) did not bother to search (b) were unable to perform an appropriate diligent search (c) that you have little perseverance and give up easily (This is a dead-end trait for a Sorcerer) (d) that even basic functions and requirements are beyond your ability (e) that your problem solving skills are minimal (f) that any organization taking you on as a member would have to spend a lot of time trying to drag you to a standard you are simply not able to attain and thus waste a lot of time, resources trying.
(iii) Don’t Suffer Fools. Lack of Intent. What does it indicate if a person is not confident enough to make mistakes or risk making mistakes in trying to figure things out for themselves, or improvise where they cannot? What does it indicate if a person cannot locate a file clearly marked in an easily accessible location? What does it indicate if an organization is filled with such individuals because they prefer numbers over quality, self-assured, competent individuals with their own fire and who deserve the time and attention of an organization over someone who wishes to be spoon-fed, have ultimate basics explained to them within minutes of making contact, or turns up to the interview with no understanding of the organization, has done no research, cares only for incentives, and yet wishes to become a member of that organization?
The FIRE, the Burning Intent, the Power to smash through obstacles and equip oneself with the SWORDS one needs to wrought change comes from
- Confidence: Or Fearlessness of ‘Failing’.
- Knowledge: Wherein mastering the BASICS is infinitely more important than and a prelude to mastering Special Effects.
- Intent: Whereby Synchronicity chooses who is and is not and never will be a member of the Temple of THEM.
The Vital Mistakes that Indicate an Amateur are:
- Spouting advanced knowledge but fumbling the very basics.
- Not doing enough of their own research on a topic or person before asking questions of them.
- Asking questions that are very easily answered through a proper application of time and observation of available material.
- Aggravating those they wish to impress by running forward with claimed intent but indicating a clear lack of knowledge about the organization or its operations.
- Not thinking harder, longer, deeper about the matters they wish to be involved in.
- Giving up when the going gets tough.
- Wasting their Energy unwisely by engaging in pointless exercises or discussions instead of focusing on the goal.