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spanning the abyss

Belief Beyond VEXing
20 September 1973
Here is something to VEX you all (or cheer you up):

Note 1: for you newcomers, the name is "Voron X.", not 'vohr-ankhs', and "Voron" rhymes with "foreign", and has the same vowels as the name "Gordon". So if you want to make proper jokes at my expense, you'll need to use words which make light of my appetites or ability to hold others' interest, like "whorin'" or "borin'", and not ones which attempt to disparage my intellect, because they simply don't work as well when they don't rhyme.

Note 2: There's a non-preachy plain-speak message at the bottom of the profile for those with special DEItary restictions considerations, or general ecclesiastical intolerances. Skip ahead, if ye will.

Hail Unified Deities, Gods, Goddesses, and those in-between! (This means you).
In the end, you are only as limited as you let yourself be. Nobody but Yourself can ever save you. You can Never run away from your problems. For these glorious challenges and undertakings you have chosen as your sacred duty to overcome. Even Death is simply a reset button. Actually, we are never more dead than when we are incarnate on this Earth.
Everybody worships Something. Where do you direct your time and energy?
Everybody has a re-ligi-on. (A re-linking)
Science and Gnosticism both mean "Knowledge/Knowing." All belief systems are a tiny portion of the Truth. All beliefs describe the same indescribable thing. Why fear that another's beliefs will threaten your own? The same word means something different to everyone. All true concepts and symbols incorporate their opposites. Everybody in the Uni-Verse is on the same side, for that's what Uni-Verse means.
That which you perceive to be outside of your Self is really within you, and as part of yourself is to be recognized as such. Worship of the divine connects us with our own divinity.

Nurtured into Lutheran rationalist and Science-worshipping skeptic, I fell briefly away to atheistic hedonism, to graduate to Thelemic Gnosticism (not to be confused with AGnostic!!) and Scientific Illuminism. "The aim of religion, the method of Science." I reserve a Memorial for Doubt just so I don't get too cocky and start taking things for granted, or thinking I've "it all" (meaning Me and My Path) figured out. It is my will to become a Priest in the EGC.

I dream of a future where All can worship That which they deem to be Divine and Holy without subjecting themselves to the undermining of their self-esteem or the subjugation of their wills. Where people, instead of confessing that "we are in bondage to sin and cannot free ourselves," will stand up every Sunday, and face the World and say proudly, "There is no part of Me that is not of the Gods!"

My words MUST bear some semblance of truth, because the Gods and Goddesses obviously smile upon me. My Proof:

"Voron in the Chick Pit

I'm also rather proficient at Evolutionary Astrology and Massage.

And Now,

A liberal helping of tasty inspiration from Liber AL, The Book of the LAw! (Aiwaz&Crowley LLP, Cairo, 1904):

(In some cases I have not quoted each entire verse)
I,40: Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

I,3: Every man and every woman is a star.

I,4: Every number is infinite, there is no difference.

I,13: I am above you and in you. My ecstasy is in yours. My joy is to see your joy.

I,29-30: For I am divided for love's sake, for the chance of union.
This is the creation of the world, that the pain of division is as nothing, and the joy of dissolution all.

I,22: Bind nothing! Let there be no difference made among you between any one thing & any other thing; for thereby there cometh hurt.

I,42-44: Let it be that state of manyhood bound and loathing. So with thy all; thou hast no right but to do thy will.
Do that, and no other shall say nay.
For pure will, unassuaged of purpose, delivered from the lust of result, is every way perfect.

I,58: I give unimaginable joys on earth: certainty, not faith, while in life, upon death; peace unutterable, rest, ecstasy; nor do I demand aught in sacrifice.

I,41: The word of Sin is Restriction. O man! refuse not thy wife, if she will! O lover, if thou wilt, depart! There is no bond that can unite the divided but love: all else is a curse.

I,51: Be goodly therefore: dress ye all in fine apparel; eat rich foods and drink sweet wines and wines that foam! Also, take your fill and will of love as ye will, when, where and with whom ye will! But always unto me.

II,9: Remember all ye that existence is pure joy; that all the sorrows are but as shadows; they pass & are done; but there is that which remains.

II,30-32: If Will stops and cries Why, invoking Because, then Will stops & does nought.
If Power asks why, then is Power weakness.
Also reason is a lie; for there is a factor infinite & unknown; & all their words are skew-wise.

II,46-47: Dost thou fail? Art thou sorry? Is fear in thine heart?
Where I am these are not.

II,77: O be thou proud and mighty among men!
III,17: Fear not at all; fear neither men nor Fates, nor gods, nor anything. Money fear not, nor laughter of the folk folly, nor any other power in heaven or upon the earth or under the earth. Nu is your refuge as Hadit your light; and I am the strength, force, vigour, of your arms.

III,69: There is success.

I,57: Love is the Law, Love Under Will

The following was randomly generated for me based on my favorite colors and other non-related questions -- it is not perfectly Voroneic?

sex is love
brought to you by the isLove Generator

Here's a helpful hint:
If what I wrote appears inane, re-read it a couple times and think about it before you respond. I work on multiple levels. And I'm probably more pathetically intellectual than you. So take into account my malady. (It's even worse from the inside!)

And a request:
If you are moved and/or have a reaction to one of my more serious posts, even if you don't know what to say, then please post something even if it's a one-word unintelligibilutterance, or words like "bullshit;" "poor, sad, sad soul;" "go to hell;" "totally" "whoah;" "hmmm;" "*blink, blink*;" ":D" or "pppppppppth!" or even "you're still boring" -- it's nice to know if and/or who and/or how I am reaching you(, if at) all. I promise I won't phreak out if I perceive that you periodically profess a pejoritive (& probably perfectly pertinent) perception of my prattling, perverse, & perplexing philosophical play at a palty, pseudo-portrayal of the paradoxical Persona pendulously parading peri-pretentiously as -V-. Please?
(translation: I don't have thick skin.)
I admit the above request is purely out of selfish motivation for attention, but it really has no so much to do with ego, but everything to do with feedback --the gathering of information from the elucidating Mirror that has been cleverly disguised as my friends and acquaintences
(*Hugs* to my beloved 11th House like-minded, politically similar-ish, future-oriented Beings).
--so less for the Leonine public image (Midheaven), and more for the Virgoan Sun. Then again, it's entirely possible probable that understandably few are flesh-strippingly masochistic enough to venture to read past the third word. (My lawyer keeps mentioning a disclaimer...) In ANY case, thank you for reading -- the ibuprofen is in bathroom, in the short cabinet by the shower in the middle drawer.