AC on Golden Rule


"We see, then, that we can never affect anything outside ourselves save only as it is also within us. Whatever I do to another, I do also to myself. If I kill a man, I destroy my own life at the same time. This is the magical meaning of the so-called 'Golden Rule', which should not be in the imperative but the indicative mood. Every vibration awakens all others of its particular pitch."

- Crowley
Magick in Theory & Practice 

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Comments


Mark de LA says
seth 2006-05-05 08:35:06 3481

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i simplicity
Actually it may not be true either! If you do it in a room well below freezing & you take some care to compress it while you do it you will get a nice shiny ball of ice !

Seth says

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i simplicity

Mark de LA says
seth 2006-05-05 08:35:06 3481
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i simplicity
Not to mention being off topic !

Mark de LA says
I like the musical idea of the pitch & vibrations - I would probably call that the harmonics (or hair-monics) of the situation.
I ran into  DR in the '70s who was studying AC & who also had an interesting explanation of VooDoo.  He explained that to get the results of VooDoo you have to believe in VooDoo & thus you are subject to others who believe & are willing to harm you. It is another expression of the Goldern Rule. 
This also harmonizes with the thoughts of RS whose occult research discovers that upon death one lives his live backwards discarding one body after another until the spirit is the only thing left. In that process one lives in the astral body as if one is outside the world & everything takes place within one's astral body. The bad news of this is that one lives one's life at that time as if from the other point of view such that if a person hits one in the physical life - during this backwards life one feels the effects such that the same blow comes towards oneself.  Another Golden Rule side-effect.  This pertains to all things not just physical - the psychological applies as well. If one is abusive toward another in language the results are just as poignant.
The study of projective geometry helps train one's being to switch points of view.


Seth says
M 2006-05-05 08:38:17 3481
seth 2006-05-05 08:35:06 3481
source: gapingvoid
i simplicity
Not to mention being off topic !
or not ... think about it.

Mark de LA says
Well in a Zen sense where everything is unity it may be that nothing is off-topic. Please o, enlighten us how it has something to do with the Golden Rule or anything else mentioned in the comments. On the other hand, if you find yourself trying to polish a turd (possibly on topic for your comment), then maybe an  is due. 


Mark de LA says
To me, Seth's comment is more in alignment with Heisenberg's Uncertainty principle


Seth says
Let's do it this way ... if Breck thinks this is out of context, then let him delete it ... no bad feelings .


Mark de LA says
seth 2006-05-05 10:20:43 3481
Let's do it this way ... if Breck thinks this is out of context, then let him delete it ... no bad feelings .
I was the one who brought it up & so far you can't explain it's relevance. I was more interested in the relevance than making it disappear.

Mark de LA says
seth 2006-05-05 08:42:25 3481
M 2006-05-05 08:38:17 3481
seth 2006-05-05 08:35:06 3481
source: gapingvoid
i simplicity
Not to mention being off topic !
or not ... think about it.

Cutting thru the Gordian knot is perhaps part of what gives our deeds freedom.  Maybe that's what you meant, but not sure I "get it" exactly. Will give it some thought though.
 Care to give me a hint ?

Seth says
Thing to realize about me is that i actually do  simplicity.  Look at the complexity of what AC said ... especially the "Whatever I do to another, I do also to myself" part ... then look at Magor's even more complex reaction.  Now consider, or reject if you will, what Hugh drew in his cartoon.  Karma (is that not AC's topic?) is to me just cause and effect ... simple ... maybe you understand the complexity of the relationship ... maybe not ... maybe you spin all kind of complex stories about it ... me i just simplicity. 


Mark de LA says
Some things are not quite subject to your simplicity approach.  What do you suspect the "karma" is of IRAN'S President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad seeking nuclear weapons and it's participation in the Jews desire to live in peace in their homeland ? Explain UBL's karma vis-a-vis 9-11 attacks. For how many centuries do you think this karm has been building & how far into the future will it reach ?


Mark de LA says
& since the Golden Rule is simple (& it is) - why do so many people forget it when push comes to shove ? We wouldn't need any other laws or even lawyers !

Seth says
M 2006-05-05 11:58:24 3481
& since the Golden Rule is simple (& it is) - why do so many people forget it when push comes to shove ? We wouldn't need any other laws or even lawyers !
people do what they do, not because of rules ... but because they are rewarded or punished.  apparently this rule of yours has no ability to give instant gratification. 

Mark de LA says
snot 3482 my rule! it was here a long time before i got here.

Mark de LA says
M 2006-05-05 11:58:24 3481
& since the Golden Rule is simple (& it is) - why do so many people forget it when push comes to shove ? We wouldn't need any other laws or even lawyers !

One of the things I like about what AC says in the original quote is that the GR is <u>not</u> necessarily an imperative we are compelled to obey (remember free deeds and mistakes!) as much as it is indicative of a balancing force in Nature and human society.  A similar viewpoint might be related to "morphic resonance" & our ability (or not) to self-correct without coercion.  That's part of the karmic burden we assume with incarnation, meh?

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