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Author Topic: The Brass Goggles Occult Society...The Esoteric Order of the Brazen Dawn...  (Read 184188 times)
Sir Henry Tolvaddon
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« Reply #650 on: September 26, 2009, 08:25:14 am »

A most interesting society; would you perchance still be accepting members? Smiley
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« Reply #651 on: September 26, 2009, 09:18:10 pm »

You are most welcome to join us, Sir Henry!  What aspects of the occult most interest you?
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« Reply #652 on: September 26, 2009, 09:29:13 pm »

You are most welcome to join us, Sir Henry!  What aspects of the occult most interest you?

Excellent. Smiley

I'm not sure I could easily encapsulate my interest, as I tend to be somewhat of a dilettante, but I've always had a fascination for the so-called "Praeternatural Animals" (werewolves, sasquatch, creatures from 20,000 leagues....those kinds of things) ..... although with a couple of decades of paganising behind me (I no longer use the label Smiley ) and a degree in comparative religions I'm fairly eclectic in the interests Cheesy

Plus, my missus is a former Thelemite  Lips sealed
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« Reply #653 on: September 27, 2009, 12:20:57 am »

Darkshines - congratulations on completing your dissertation!

Sir Henry - welcome, I myself am quite enamoured of mysterious creatures.
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« Reply #654 on: October 06, 2009, 06:53:07 pm »

Okay... Because quantum theory is so little understood by the layman*, "quantum" has become a catch phrase among some students of the paranormal as an explanation for various unexplained phenomena.

So... when they were talking about string theory on the local public radio station this morning it got me thinking of a possible plot device for steampunk use. If correct, string theory apparently predicts the existence of dimensions beyond the four that we know in the sense of directions: up/down, left/right, forward/back, plus time. (--NOT dimensions in the sense of "other realities" like a reality/dimension where Star Fleet officers wear beards)

I'm sure brighter people than me have thought of it, but if you could nudge an object hard enough to move it along the axis of a 5th dimension, could it give the appearance of having been teleported? Likewise, if you could send a signal along the direction of a 6th dimension could it have the appearance of being telepathy? (or provide the appearance of a disembodied spirit if it is a visual signal?)

As a prop MDDT "Multi-Dimensional Detector & Transmitter" I'm visualizing a box with various switches, knobs and dials and with something with something similar to an armillary sphere
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Just brainstorming...

*Including myself, I'm not a physicist, I'm just an under-employed historian. A lot of the radio talk I heard went way over my head.
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« Reply #655 on: October 11, 2009, 07:42:45 pm »

Plus, my missus is a former Thelemite  Lips sealed

How fascinating! Did you domesticate her yourself? and how did you capture her?
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« Reply #656 on: October 15, 2009, 03:37:29 am »

 I've been lurking in this forum for a while and I suppose it's time to send greetings from my shaded booth. I too have a love of the esoteric and arcane. I would be honored to be counted amongst the number of your Order.

 I have included a few pics of some of my collection. Do puruse my shelves but mind that some of these tomes stare back. Tongue

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« Reply #657 on: October 16, 2009, 12:02:27 pm »

Magnificent collection, sir - do you perchance have the Aldus Wormius translation of the Necronomicon on hand? (Just don't open to page 186, please, I beg you!)  Wink
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« Reply #658 on: October 17, 2009, 12:00:13 am »


 Not as of yet. I have viewed the Dee Translation which is on hand in the Orne Library Special Collections section and access is supervised quite strictly ever since the "incident" on the 3rd of August, 1938.

 I did procure a few photostatic copies of several pages of the Dee Translation. Particularly concerning the "Omen Antiquitatum" and it's uses as a talisman of protection.

 I also had the unique experience of traversing the pages of the "Unaussprechlichen Kulten" penned by von Junzt. I  was glad to have it removed from my reading table and replaced in the archives again. The thoughts those images invoked in my mind were not wholesome and left me more disturbed that after my readings of the Dee Translation of the dark "Al Azif."

 Thank you for your kind words. The collection of the Arcanum grows almost as fast as I can put up wards and seals to restrain it's powers and keep scrying eyes out.

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« Reply #659 on: October 17, 2009, 12:13:55 pm »

Your occult knowledge is extensive, sir, and guaranteed to procure a low Sanity score.  Be sure to apply the Elder Sign to all doors and windows, and watch for dark hounds in the angles where walls and floor meet...  Wink
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« Reply #660 on: October 18, 2009, 09:02:13 pm »

One would think so, but according to the Sani-Test, I rate only a 6.95 on the" Insanity Scale."

 I suppose that is due to my exposure to the occult. I have been a researcher and practioner since I was very young. I don't feel as disturbed by strange occurances as most people do. Some of my first years were spent not far from New Orleans so my day to day life was pervaded by the shadowy world of the arcane.

 Some texts and rituals still cause the instinctive human reaction of revulsion and fear from me though. I guess that's my civility trying to sit quietly at high tea while half listening to a conversation about the price of a zepplin ticket to Stuttgart for an art exhibition. If only the two gentlemen knew that the three other fellows of their party were not of our realm of existence.

  Thank you for the warning. I shall endeavor to do so.
 
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« Reply #661 on: October 19, 2009, 03:29:09 am »

I realize I am quite new here but, if perchance the Order is willing, I crave admittance.

I am an amateur Lovecraftian scholar as well as having fairly extensive research into historical vampire lore (eastern and western Europe).

In addition I have been delving into Christian and Jewish mysticism, includiing Kabbalism and Christian ceremonial magic.

I have some curiosity concerning astrology, geomancy and numerology(both divinatory and non) and have begun some basic research into those fields.

For your consideration, my respects.

Steamhappi
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« Reply #662 on: October 22, 2009, 01:39:07 am »

* Everyone must be incorporeal at the moment, guess I'll just have to wait. There's supposed to be a Gentlemen's Club about here somewhere, I'll go have a cognac and a stoogie.*
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« Reply #663 on: October 23, 2009, 02:32:07 am »

Although not a member in any official capacity as of yet, allow me to extend my hand to you in token of fellowship and brotherly love  Tongue. It warms my heart to see another of Arkham's neighbors skulking about.

 We should meet for a sip of Moonbeam Absinthe and exchange tales of home.

 Welcome, my brother.
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« Reply #664 on: October 31, 2009, 04:48:28 pm »

I recently ran across an example of the nuttiness used to make homeopathic "medicines". -People focusing the light from various planets through a telescope on to milk sugar powder which is then diluted and added to sugar pills.
Saturn:
http://www.interhomeopathy.org/index.php/journal/entry/trituration_proving_of_the_light_of_saturn/
Venus:
http://www.btinternet.com/~wellmother/venusbase.htm

I'm sorry can't come in to work today, I'm suffering from a Mercury overdose...  Roll Eyes

Anyway, since it is an example of combining a scientific tool, a telescope, with a magical usage I thought i might be inspiration for similar ideas to combine technology and magic in a steam punk world.
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« Reply #665 on: October 31, 2009, 06:41:04 pm »

Actually a mercury overdose (as in mercurial poisoning) would be rather nasty.

But on the subject of homeopathic medicines, I used to pooh-pooh the idea of what I called "nothing pills" until I tried a homeopathic remedy. At first I thought the symptoms I was experiencing were a recurrence of an old problem that I had not felt for a while, until I remembered  (Roll Eyes duh!) that I was taking a homeopathic remedy.
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« Reply #666 on: November 01, 2009, 07:10:52 am »


 A grand Hallowmass to you all, my good fellows and ladies!
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« Reply #667 on: November 01, 2009, 11:11:07 am »


 A grand Hallowmass to you all, my good fellows and ladies!
And to you, sir.
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« Reply #668 on: November 01, 2009, 04:47:13 pm »

Hmm thought i had posted here before, but never mind    Smiley

I have traverst many diffrent religions, and philosphy's, till i settled with my present coven,
and have been their troubleshooter for over a decade

Will take som time later to re-read all of this thread

Are thier still opening's for one such as myself
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« Reply #669 on: November 02, 2009, 02:31:24 am »

Were Fairies an Earlier Race of Men?
by Canon J. A. Macculloch
Folklore, Vol. 43, No. 4
Dec. 31, 1932, pages 362-375.

(A Paper read before the Anthropological Section of the
British Association, September, 1932.)

THE fairy superstition is widespread, and the imaginary
fairy beings of different races are of different kinds.

In Western Europe, or in the British Isles alone, there
must have been much mingling of traditions regarding
fairies, though it is still possible to trace differences
among the various kinds of fairy folk. This suggests,
what a wide survey of the whole fairy belief confirms,
that the belief in fairies had its origin in no single cause.

We are concerned with the theory that fairies were an
earlier race of men. Connected with this is the view that
fairies originated from the ghosts of such men.

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« Reply #670 on: November 02, 2009, 02:38:21 am »

Great knowledge of "medicine" is supposed to
be theirs. They rob gardens, cause rot among
pumpkins, and their touch makes vegetables and
fruits bitter. Hence offerings are made to them at
crossroads to save the crops. Some go on all
fours; some are bearded. They are sensitive about
their size, and a story with many variants is
widespread. When you meet one, and he asks
where you first saw him, you must say that you
saw him a long way off. If you say you first
noticed him quite near, your days are numbered,
or he spears you at once. These myths, it is
claimed by most of those who reported them,
refer to former inhabitants of the country,
transmuted into mythical beings.

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« Reply #671 on: November 02, 2009, 02:43:23 am »

I see that we have several new members
here < circumambulates the temple with
steampumpkin and thurible >

Happy New Year, and Welcome to the
Order of the Brazen Dawn!
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« Reply #672 on: November 02, 2009, 11:41:56 am »

And a happy and holy pagan new year to you, sir!
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« Reply #673 on: November 02, 2009, 07:30:15 pm »

be honest folks, I'm not sure if this is the right arena for me to play in, I'm very much a hard line spiritist, survivalism of the soul, ectoric projections, contact mediumship...

I'm not a pagan a wiccan an occultist or any form of new age transcendentalist...

as for my religious leanings, I'm a Unitarian universalist, and I'm talking the p.t. barnum ben franklin kind not the dan zimmern h.p. white kind (if you get that reference you probably need to get out more)

i collect information on hoodoo vodun and juju rituals, I'm a very well read enthusiast in 19th century spiritualism, i prefer the investigators to the mediums, i believe in the human soul, its survival after death and passage to another life, that said i believe we can tap into that next life and use the wisdom of those there to benefit us in this life.

i myself am not a medium, a south sayer, an automatic writer, a touch empath or even a very good conductor of my own psychic energy, let alone any one else's...

i have spent a good amount of time perfecting this one talent that i have, and that is the talent of being a poor conductor, as a result, i find that i am highly insulated against the spiritual world, so highly so that during seances, ghost hunts and necrotic rituals where i am present, my own presence is like a 'psychic interrupter switch" as i have heard in the past, the spirits do not like me, they do not come to me and they certainly do not wish to mess with me, as my personal studies are all in the field of dismissing, dispelling, exorcising, identifying, trapping and pacifying ghosts demons and spirits... to this end i have an extensive collection of herbs, stones, items, objects and fluids which are used for this purpose...

for me it is a belief in hard line, old world, orthodox mysticism... not some new age fad or cult, I'm personally offended by these new age 'witches' as they try to tell me about 'their' power i take it too seriously to be taken in by their love potions and petty curses...


so before i continue, i will say that i respect what others do so long as they respect me, and if you all think that this is infact a good place for me, or if you think that perhaps someone with my limited but focused talents could be usefull, please let me know, as i have been seeking  an occult or spiritist group here from the moment i first came to brass goggles...

thank you...
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« Reply #674 on: November 02, 2009, 09:37:38 pm »

I say, what an interesting society, hopefully you are still accepting membership as I would like to throw my hat into the ring.
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