Ingram is famous for popularising the dry and methodical vipasanna style of Buddhist meditation amongst materialist rationalist-types, and then claiming that achieving the higher levels of meditative practice will give magical powers. Completely antithetical to their worldview! It used to be the case that monks generally agreed that it took many lifetimes to gain enlightenment. Carroll gives no indication of how long he thinks one ought to take to achieve single-pointedness. Carroll also talks a lot about how we have to accept that we live in a reality of dualities. There is no light without dark, warmth without cold, joy without suffering.
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Reviewer: Dysgeusia Records - - May 1, Subject: so. Reviewer: petergunn - favoritefavoritefavorite - September 8, Subject: do not tkae tyven too seriously This is more of a response to Tyven9. This person runs down the author and the matrial by disounting everything that the author writes. But the only real thing he says is that the author does not know what thelema is or how it is used.
Ok, but now tell the people what it really is and how it is really used. Having studied magick for many years I can and will tell you that for a beginner this book will give you a path to follow.
Yes there are errors in it yet there are error in the old grimores too. This beginning knowledge will help the inniate start, if that is truely what they want. It is more to weed out the mere curious from the serious student willing to put in the time ,research and practice to get deeper into the more esoteric arts. Reviewer: mikhailmonju - - September 8, Subject: response As a response to that comment: where might we find more accurate text, other than hoping to meet someone randomly?
Reviewer: graverubber - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 10, Subject: A Modern Classic For those who care about such things, this is an indispensable work. Reviewer: tyven9 - favorite - May 17, Subject: Total Rubbish! Not nearly concise enough for the subject matter. The dead giveaway? He jumps right into magick.
The mark of a grandstanding wannabe. This book would appeal to these wannabes who think that chaos magic will make them appear more powerful or intelligent to others or who want to be a witch in a week. This book is written for the average teenager who wants to make a rebellious stand against parents, church, society or try to impress their friends by pretending to embark on what is really pretty powerless magick. Liber Null is a good name because as far as true and meaningful knowledge and command of magick goes, this book is pretty void.
This "order" that the author has put together appears nothing more than a role-playing game group. If people want to learn Thelema then seek out a real Thelemite and ask to be educated as an initiate.
There are a lot of things critical to Thelema and other paths of Occultism that will never be found in books.
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