It is rather difficult at the moment to assess what
you believe in, what you stand for. Certainly not the “traditional” image!
Maybe things will become clearer in the future editions, and I look
forward to them. Meanwhile, how would you react to such statements as the
following, which was seriously propagated in a book which I recently read:
in a cave in Tibet is concealed every invention which has ever been made
and every inventions which will ever be made.
Before dismissing such ideas (and
there are many similar ones) as too far-fetched, it is useful to examine them
more closely. The cave exists, but it might just as well be in Stump Cross
Caverns. Every invention that has been or will be is already here, only the
future inventions have not been recognised or put together yet. How much real
wonder that cave contains depends entirely on what year it is discovered.
I want to learn the responsible use of power.
Responsible use of power is
nearly always non-use. The mistake that all would-be Occultists make is that
they try to apply an Occult solution to a non-Occult problem. This is like
trying to pass electricity through water-pipes. And people still think that
Occult power is something akin to electricity; once you have learnt how to turn
on the generator, you have got it. Real Occult power comes from knowledge, and
the big trap is that, until one gets there, the individual does not know how
much knowledge he or she can stand. Hence, again, “ignorance is bliss”. A rough
equation: for every milligram of knowledge, the price is a kilogram of peace of
mind (if you are lucky).
Starting such a controversial magazine, I am sure
you have received a few curses and challenges to Occult duels. How do you
I do not know of anyone with
enough power to do me harm. If another Adept wanted to do me harm, he would
have to convince himself that what he was doing was right and justified and
also he would have to convince himself that he would win. By and large, I would
get as excited about an attack from an Occult source as a guy driving along in
a tank would be concerned about an attack by a caveman waving a club. Leaping
up and down on the tank, sooner or later the caveman would fall under the
tracks. His end is of his own choosing the.
Why are there no by-lines on your articles?
would be counter-productive. If we stated that this article is by the Adept,
this articles by one of his pupils, this by another pupil, this by a subscriber
to DL, this by the editor of another mag, etc, each reader would automatically
adjust his scale of belief, depending on his personal preferences. If the
author of the article is not indicated, the reader assesses its validity solely
on his/her opinion of the content. That is the object of the exercise.
From the Dark Lily Journal No 2, Society of Dark Lily