Re: Ego Programming

Anders Sandberg (
Wed, 9 Apr 1997 09:08:03 +0200 (MET DST)

On Tue, 8 Apr 1997, Mark Grant wrote:

> > Do you know of a modern, scientific, rational form of mysticism?
> Crowley's Thelema is the closest that I know of, though the Chaos
> Magickians might qualify. Of course Crowley never did get the hang of
> ego-loss himself, much to his chagrin.

Crowly had some good ideas:

We place no reliance
on virgin nor pidegon:
our method is science,
our aim is religion.

(almost *our* goal) but in the end Thelema (and much of chaos magick)
unfortunately turned into occultism instead of science. There are still a
lot of interesting stuff to work on where they left off (if I ever get the
time, I plan to study more psychology and write a thesis on my model of
how ceremonial magick works psychologically).

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
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