Sunday, December 24, 2017

Evidence - Contact/Communication

Doubt Thyself.
Doubt even if thou doubtest thyself.
Doubt all.
Doubt even if thou doubtest all.

Aleister Crowley, The Book of Lies - 51

Bearing in mind the various ways our attempts at communication with ''spirits''  can fail, if they are indeed happening at all, what do successes look like in our community and can they be discounted as evidence of genuine spirit contact?  The following list only includes those forms of success in communication/contact that I have personal and considerable experience of and can therefore analyze, although I do think its fairly exhaustive and general as well.

Physical Manifestation

Changes in the physical world such as temperature change, smells, or the appearance of ''faces'' in smoke, flame or the arrangement of things cannot be considered true physical manifestation (in this definition) as they could be happening only in the minds of the magicians performing the working.  This does not mean they are not successes persay but they fall under a different criteria.  Forms of true physical manifestation could be sudden weather effects - storm, rain, fog, etc - in the sudden appearance of animals (not pets) - birds, insects, etc - which behave in very perculiar ways in  electrical and telekinetic effects - power surges, things switching themselves on, objects moving, static electricity and in boons - material rewards of one form or another.  Although these could be discounted as coincidence when they stack up coincidence is a shrinkingly likely explanation.  What cannot be discounted is that this is psychic activity unknowingly generated by the magician themselves and falsely attributed to a spirit.


Intense changes in emotional states - moving from placidity/calm to mania (overwhelming energy, love, laughter and joy), hysteria (profound grief, sadness), etc.  The problem with these experiences as evidence is that while entirely rewarding in and of themselves they could easily be the product of an excited imagination and emotional body and not necessarily as a direct result of the ''spirit'' itself.

Sense Perception

Sensing any change - temperature, light level, seeing flickers of movement, sulfurous smells or otherwise, feelings of being touched.  Since these all occur within the sensory cortex of the magician they might not be happening physically and ultimately be self-induced.

Visions/Speaking in Tongues/Possession

Sudden intense visions where you feel like you are literally seeing into another world or otherwise spontaneous astral projection.  Speaking in a different voice and possessing knowledge that the person otherwise shouldn't.  Taking on the mannerisms/behaviour of the entity conjured.  Again in the excited enough mind it is possible that these could all happen through trance itself and be self-induced without any direct intercession of a spirit. If the person starts speaking in fluent Aramaic or Enochian you would have to stretch ''talking to yourself'' to include rememberance of languages from past or future lives - which would easily fit into temporal entanglement.


Dreams are often considered to be evidence of contact, if you do the work and then the spirit comes to you in a dream then bingo!  This surely is the easiest one to dismiss as verifiable contact with a spirit.  Generally the dream is only included as evidence if it has an astral quality to it - highly vivid and containing evidence from the intelligible category.  In a previous post on evidence I talked about your own dreams being potentially produced from other points in time where they are seen differently when observed from that point.


This is when an idea forms unbidden in the mind - spoken into your mind, or a sudden flash of intuition during the ritual.  Supporting evidence for genuine contact comes when the information you have recieved is something you could not possibly know.  Yet I don't know everything that I do actually know so it would be rich of me to decide what I couldn't know.  I could have come into contact with information and then forgotten it only to be triggered from memory by the intense ritual work.  Alternatively the outer or higher mind could have this information and I have used the ritual as a means of accessing something personal even though the setup makes it feel like it has happened as the result of something external (spirit from ritual).  Again this could be you talking to yourself at an advanced level.


If the success is not dismissed by the above logic (that I am somehow talking to myself) then that needs to be explained within the temporal entanglement theory i.e. can the communication/contact be more accurately explained by two entities intertwining through time as opposed to through a veil separating us from an ''otherworld'' where spirits ''live''.  Entangling with some thing from the ancient future/past could cover most extremely bizarre entities encountered, and when we think about talking to yourself we mustn't discount entangling with yourself across time after all, which would be an accurate definition of spirit or soul anyway - what will ''I'' look like in a thousand years and what kind of information about ''now'' will I have access to?

It seems sometimes as if beneath all conscious doubt there lay some deepest certainty.
O kill it, slay the snake!
The horn of the doubt goat be exalted!
Dive ever deeper into the abyss of mind, until thou unearth the fox THAT.
On hounds!  Yoicks!  Tally-ho!  Bring THAT to bay!
Then wind the Mort!

 Aleister Crowley, The Book of Lies - 51

Friday, December 22, 2017

Evidence - Failure to Communicate

You can call if you want but there's no one home,
And you're not gonna reach my telephone,
Because I'm out in the club, sipping that bub,
And you're not gonna reach my telephone!

Telephone, Lady Gaga

If occultists rarely talk about their experiences, prefering to conflate magick with extraneous topics, they next to never talk about the failures.  Lets hear about all those times you attempted magick and... diddly squat... and find reasons why things went wrong.  Well-recorded failures are evidence, a failure is a success to the diligent scientist.  From time to time its good to review the standards of how we measure success and enjoy a little campfire Qabalah.

In this post I want to talk specifically about failures in communication and in the following post  what successes look like in my experience.  For a laugh, we'll look at it through the lyrics of Lady Gaga's Telephone:

  • I can't hear a thing, I have no service in the club, you see - Sometimes spirit communication fails because no service/broken lines/crossed lines, equivalent of getting no communication, partial communication or wrong communication, we should strive to be honest about the quality of the communication itself - space weather, time weather?
  • I'm Kinda Busy - the spirit is busy with something else and will get to you later, maybe, the equivalent of being on hold - how long did you wait?
  • You Should Have Made Plans when you knew I was free/No-one home - failures regarding astrological timing, experienced esotericists know that ''when'' is a key question when it comes to all magic, if communication was unsuccessful did you call when you knew they would be out?
  • Now you won't stop calling me, I am sick and tired of my phone ringing - Hassle spirits, and they stop taking your calls
  • Stop Calling, Stop Calling I don't want to think anymore - lack of interest in your questions, concerns, are you badgering the spirit, is this only go to work if you force the spirit to answer?  What does that make you?  Desperate, obsessive, or just really really keen?  What does that look like?  Should we strive, above all else, to be cool?  There is an element of timing involved in texting etiquette isn't there?
  •  Sometimes you just don't have their number
If you go to the lengths of ''making a call'' you are heavily invested in success and emotionally excited enough to the point where you can make yourself see, hear or feel things that are not genuine and whilst your mind is the portal through which successful spirit communications have to occur (as it has to be) it is also the source of all potential delusion.  By census, the esoteric arts don't always invite the ''cold, impersonal investigator'' to the party, and highly emotional, fantasy prone individuals with rich and fertile imaginations could just be talking to themselves.  On the other end of the spectrum the nominally more rational members of our community are normally also paranoid (I include myself), which in my understanding is a form of evolved, useful on the tribal scale, Shamanic, ratio ad absurdum, and therefore equally likely to jump at shadows.   By increasing our sensitivity in any way we are also increasing the chance of self-delusion. This is further complicated by, as I explored in Out of the Corner of My Eye, spirits actually using ''the shadows'' to communicate and in testing those Jungian outer reaches of our imagination are we are then not also testing those Jungian outer reaches of the universe and/or universal mind?  After all, our perception is suspended in the rest of our mind, conscious and subconscious,  before it is ever suspended in a physical reality.

The psychogeography of the lunatic fringe, like Nature herself, is a bitch to navigate.
Boy the way you blowin' up my phone make me leave no faster,
Put my coat on faster, leave my girls no faster,
I should've left my phone at home cause this is a disaster,
Phonin' like a collector, sorry I cannot answer!

Telephone, Lady Gaga

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Evidence - Out of the Corner of My Eye

Here I am talking to you, excited and delighted, yet never do I forget for one moment there is an unfinished story waiting for me indoors.  I see a cloud shaped like a grand piano.  I think: I must mention in a story somewhere that a cloud went by shaped like a grand piano.  I smell heliotrope.  I say to myself: sickly smell, mourning shade, must be mentioned in describing a summer evening.  I lie in wait for each phrase, for each work that falls from my lips or yours and hasten to lock all these words and phrases away in my literary storeroom.  They may come in handy one day.

Trigorin, The Seagull, Anton Chekhov

We see faces in everything - in clouds, in rocks, in trees, in buildings.  We have evolved to see faces in things: those of us who could made out the leopard amongst the leaves; those of us who couldn’t didn’t make it this far. We see faces and we see spirits.  More rigorous occultists will dismiss such inanities as Jesus in a Taco, yet those self-same occultists might congratulate themselves on conjuring to full appearance when they see a face in the smoke of their incense?  To what extent should we use pareidolia to dismiss or justify esoteric experiences; how do we determine when seeing a face constitutes evidence of a spirit?

There’s an exercise bike in my bedroom that has curved handlebars that look exactly like the horns of some baleful demon when seen from the corner of my eye.  I should move it, why haven’t I moved it, why do I let it linger and haunt my dreams?!  Sometimes I move my head, or blink and catch some sign of movement and turning closely to examine I see that it is only some reflection on the floor or door that moves when I move my neck – optics and not spirits at work, I reassure myself.  Sometimes the juxtaposition of objects in 3d space reveals a haunting image when glanced at as 2d and my mind is more than capable of filling in for a presence as well, if the space lacked one of its own.

A long time ago, in an English village far away, I found myself in a freezing haunted attic staring at the bloody imprint of a face in the wall.  The house was haunted, legend had it that the master had raped and murdered a maid in the attic, and, so it goes, this face-like red-brown smudge on the wall was evidence of his/her presence.  True, people had tried to paint over the smudge several times, but the face always returned – insidious damp or vengeful spirit?  Not one to be wary of such things in those days I attempted a banishing (of sorts) with my friends.  We played the Beatles to the spirit and beamed limitless love and forgiveness into it, then wished it farewell with a rousing chorus of Strawberry Fields Forever.  The face faded, over a few weeks, but it did fade.  Successful banishing or the meeting of hearsay, hysteria, early winter, pareidolia and mould cycles?

In spite of these doubts and concerns I am not ‘’debunking’’ this form of manifestation, I am attempting to review evidence of spirits like this in order to explore the temporal entanglement model.  Spirit work generates all kinds of associated phenomena that we will review and at times pareidolia is a legitimate form/recognition of interaction.  Sure, I can randomly see a dragon in the clouds, light streaming through it, but I can also see a dragon in the clouds after summoning a draconian entity.  Coincidence, forcing myself to see something that isn’t there, or genuine manifestation?  Or, conversely, was that random dragon all that random in the first place?  Was a draconian entity, somewhen, summoning me?

I have a feeling that one of the effects of temporal entanglement is the imprint of one time on another time and these imprints show up in the arrangement of things.  For instance lets suppose an impressively head dressed magician conjures me from somewhere in the past – they may remote view my room from there (and it would seem alien), they may rifle through my mind learning things that they couldn’t have known, the future for example, and my dream self, my cloud self could send them back all kinds of visions, communications that little [dog name ego] me is blissfully unaware of and all I may see on this end of the temporal spectrum, evidence of his imprint, is that demonic exercise bike – just taunting me.  

Beyond life, there are – his face grew ashen with terror - things that I cannot distinguish.  They move slowly through angles.  They have no bodies and they move slowly through outrageous angles… God they are breaking through!  They are breaking through!  Smoke is pouring in from the corners of the wall.  Their tongues… - ahhh!

The Hounds of Tindalos, Frank Belknap Long

Monday, December 4, 2017

The Life Magickal - Aims and Intentions

Hello, hello, baby
You called, I can't hear a thing.
I have got no service
In the club, you see, see
Wha-wha-what did you say?
Oh, you're breaking up on me
Sorry I cannot hear you,
I'm kinda busy.

Telephone, Lady Gaga

I have long been dissatisfied with the abundance of hazy terminology to denote different classes of spiritual entities (elementals, kings, angels, demons, daimones, archons, fae, saints, djinn, aliens, background people, time cops, etc) - these may all have great names that help to keep the wheels of publishing grinding but they are contained in a painfully weak zoology. Similarly I dislike the notions of a ''spiritual'' ''otherworld'' behind some kind of membrane where we talk to spirits like convicts behind plexiglass on prison phones and I think there are other ways to rationalise and describe these and other experiences. Occultists have surrendered attempts at unification, embraced woolliness and the scientific spirit that once animated us feels like it is dying or dead. Can we construct a unifying theosophy which is a little more robust?

In the aftermath of the 231 Gates Project, Raziel's information on time travel has ''decentralised'' magic for me by removing the magician as the active cause [presentism] and asking me to look at all phenomena as being entangled through time [eternalism].  He introduced me to such ideas as: a determined sandbox pocket universe; pinch-points;  an ''astral past''; the time traveller swarm; daughter universes; genetic dimensions; that most of infinity is uninhabitable.  In Fourteen Minotaurs he introduced me to a new way of viewing synchronicities and the navigation thereof changing my perception of magic forever.  In Some General Theory I outlined a new way of classifying spiritual entities and this kind of thinking will lay the groundwork for an esoteric worldview where we only have entities of one type across time, that humans are the same [spiritual] species as the others and all share ''DNA'' - an esoteric genetics, if you like.    In One Hundred and One Pieces of Mind Man Trivia I looked at the idea of the astral plane as a place of shared memories versus a stream of shared memories that are actually our conscious experience going back through time [or history...], a reversiverse - and I will continue to explore the structure/mechanics of the astral plane in this new project.

What am I doing? I'm talking to a blank telephone because there is a dead man on the other end of this fucking line.

Neil McCauley, Heat

Moving forward requires consolidating all the work on time travel into one coherent testable hypothesis which unifies all spirit(s) through time. The hard form of this hypothesis will try to explain all spiritual communication as direct conscious temporal entanglement with an entity at a different point in time, the soft form will allow for communication to be occurring between them via  interaction on a subconscious/superconscious ''dream'' level.  For example when I conjure Osiris and he gives me information a) the hard form would see him near consciously providing answers as if on the other side of a telephone - my act of ''magic'' is directly entangled with his and instead of one being a god and one being a mortal in two different worlds/planes we are simply two magicians interacting across time (or rather, within history)  or b) the soft form that I would be entangling with his dreams (or other parts of his mind) and the provision of information is happening without his conscious knowledge, similarly other entities may tap into my dreams or subconscious and tap my ''wisdom''* - learning things they ''couldn't possibly have known'' and feeling like it has come from a ''spirit''.  Raziel has dismissed the ideas that spirits do magic which ''cause'' things to happen but the [potential] energy/information exchange from entanglement could provide the ''oomph'' which causes universes to diverge at ''robust branching moments'', these points already established in the/our ''surviving histories'' i.e. within the finite set of variant selves which have ended up in ''coherent'' universes.

  • During my Tower work I communicated with Edward Kelley using the Time Phone and also streamed the Enochian Calls back to him from the future - from my perspective Edward Kelley would seem to be a ghost, but from his perspective was I a ghost or even an Angel?  At times conversations felt direct and at other times they felt like we were interacting through dreams - what is the true nature of the separating membrane?
  • The role of language in the efficacy of communication particularly with ancient spirits and ''elementals'' - how do you ''talk'' to a hatchet fish in an ancient ocean?  Do my interactions with Sumerian deities improve if I speak Sumerian?
  • The role of visions/dreams in communication with spirits and whether symbolic or emotional communication skips the need for shared language - this seems to support the soft form?
  • The role of the ''HGA'' as the trans-temporal spirit and whether other spirits could be classed as trans-temporal (hypercosmic? Gods)?
  • Are ''aliens'' interstellar, inter-dimensional or trans-temporal?  Although space appears to be ''out there'' is it in anyway actually playable or simply the background art of a much smaller pocket universe both in time and space?
  • Are Angels A.I.?
These and more questions will be generated, discussed and practically investigated and I will give myself a time table of one year to present some kind of metathesis on this.  I will summarize key points from the extant work with Raziel and provide one document to my readers at the end.  If anybody would like to get involved I will provide a monthly update specifically relating to this along the way and if people want to test the same theories via experiment I would be pleased to hear from you.  Before the New Year I will have condensed the above into some kind of more or less coherent hypothesis (which can of course be tested and revised) and as discussed/established in the previous post I will work closely with Raziel, Enlil and Inanna, communicating with the former monthly and propitiating the latter weekly - in this we will assume/see Enlil and Inanna as the actual people the Gods were based on [intra-temporal] and Raziel as the effective HGA [trans-temporal].  Other spirits will be contacted as necessary.

Stop callin', stop callin',
I don't wanna think anymore,
I left my head and my heart on the dance floor
Stop callin', stop callin'
I don't wanna think anymore,
I left my head and my heart on the dance floor. 

Telephone, Lady Gaga

*There was an experience of this in the ''Mantis contact?'', a sense of being rifled through - how much of that is going on constantly?