The Temple of Set is an organization with one task: to provide an environment in which individuals discover, pursue, and realize their unique purpose and destiny. Our philosophy holds that excellence and creative purpose are rooted in self-awareness, self-knowledge and self-creation. We name the experience of the willed unfolding of this individual potential Xeper. That we pursue this task, and teach this philosophy, reflects our conviction that the individual psyche is the hidden sanctuary of something godlike—something slandered and suppressed by conventional religions that claim its powers for themselves, dismissed by others as unreal, and feared by those who would flee the personal responsibility implied. What brought you to this web site? Perhaps you are seeking data: a scholar of religion, philosophy or the social sciences, a journalist, or some other researcher with an interest in the history and programs of the Temple of Set. If so, you will find this site a good starting point, with links to further informed sources. Perhaps someone you know, or have met on the Internet, claims to be affiliated with the Temple of Set, and you want to know what that's about. This site will reveal to you some elements of Setian philosophy and practice, including our ethical stance. What you find here may or may not appeal—the Temple does not proselytize or recruit. Rather this site is intended to help you distinguish what the Temple of Set is, and what it is not. Finally, you may be here for Initiation. You had some contact with the Temple—through the written word or other media, perhaps an encounter with a Setian—and sensed that there was something important that the Temple of Set could teach you. Perhaps you have already passed through other occult groups, esoteric schools and religions, failing to find what you sought. Yet you did not abandon the search. Good! Do not be hasty in this decision. Look through this web site, paying special attention to the General Information and Admission Policies, the essays written by Setians, and the list of recommended readings. If, after this review, you elect to apply for admission, use the form provided. We look forward to hearing from you. Xeper. Patty A. Hardy IV° High Priestess of Set
Mission: All schools of introspective inquiry [as opposed to those of faith] address the one difference that distinguishes mankind from the rest of the cosmos: the feature of being, of conscious willful existence. This self-awareness makes possible all of our arts, our sciences, our notions of "good" and "evil" as well as free will and the ability to assign meaning to thoughts, statements, and actions. Religions confront this phenomenon of individual consciousness in various ways. Some—for example, the Buddhist quest for nirvana—endeavor to extinguish it outright. Others, such as the Abrahamic religions, label it "the soul" and posit that somebody else will rescue it. Still others deny it altogether, relegating man to the same status as an animal. Nevertheless there have also been consciousness-worshiping (or –respecting) religions throughout all historical civilizations and cultures. Historically consciousness-worshiping religions have been more intellectually demanding than their nature-worshiping counterparts, since it is more difficult to reason a path through one's span of conscious existence than it is to be swept along by a current of semi-rational stimulus and response. Such schools were admired in certain societies, such as ancient Egypt and Greece, but generally their elitism and "supernatural" activities made them objects of resentment and persecution. The Temple of Set seeks above all to honor and enshrine consciousness. We wish to apprehend what makes us each individually unique and use this gift to make ourselves stronger in all facets of our being. To do this we preserve and improve the tradition of spiritual distinction from the cultural universe, which in the Judeo-Christian West has been called Satanism, but which is more generally known as the Left-Hand Path. The Left-Hand Path is a process for creating an individual, powerful essence that exists above and beyond animal life.
The motto of the Order of Setne Khamuast is Ir Shti-Shtatu, most often translated as "travel through difficult lands." As Brion Gysin said, "We are here to go." Yet since the advent of agriculture, some 80% of all humanity that ever lived never saw further than a day's walk from where they were born. For the Setian, who has taken the name of the Expander of Boundaries as their own, this cannot be the case.
Going to new places causes a re-evaluation of how you see yourself and how you see the way people live. Living in one place can lead you to mistake certain conventions for absolutes, something which travel breaks down. The more widely you can travel, and with the greater variety of geographic and cultural experiences, the more you will benefit. You will learn to distinguish between what is fixed in humanity and what we have created and then forgotten was our own work.
Ideally, the Setian traveler should push themselves away from the tourist zones and into the local environment. Learn a bit of the local language, or take steps to have a reputable guide who can show you more of the place than the tour buses will ever see. Talk with locals and learn about their dreams and aspirations. Tell them of your purpose in life and leave the seeds of your Work with them.
The Temple of Set provides an opportunity to train this skill with our practice of Conclave and Regional Gatherings. If you are new to travel let these events be your first stop and allow them to set the stage for a storied life of seeing new dawns in previously unknown horizons.
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Stuff only others are guilty of: Herd conformity
thesacredsolitude.wordpress.com The inspiration for this blog post this came from re-reading the Nine Satanic Sins, of all things. (If you wonder why herd conformity is seen as something negative, why it is called a Satani…
New EP by Obsidian Will. These ambient tracks incorporate the Invocation of Set and the Statement of Leviathan from the Diabolicon...not to mention some guest vocals!
2 track album
Warning!!!! This is not your Mother's Satanic Bible!!!!
Dr. Aquino returns to D2 to discuss his latest game-changer - The Satanic Bible 50 Year Anniversary ReVision.
Thus it is for this episode we are bringing back our friend and teacher, Michael Aquino, former Magister of the Church of Satan, founder of the Temple of Set...
Thoughts on why Setians don't use magical circles...except when they do.
blackrivers.weebly.com One of the things I found difficult to get past when I first joined the Temple of Set was the lack of endless repetitive rituals and rites. Prior to joining the Temple of Set, my daily/weekly/monthly...
F9E. The Magician. Dr. Michael Aquino: “This silent film version of Maugham’s novel-treatment of Crowley is almost unavailable, and is on this list simply to alert you to the fact that it does exist and would make interesting viewing if it eventually surfaces”
A magician/alchemist, seeking to create life, finds that he needs the "blood of a virgin" to continue his experiments. He sends out his dwarf assistant to pi...
Keep an eye out for this one.
innertraditions.com A comprehensive guide to the history and practice of Angular Magic • Details the development of the magical system of the Nine Angles by the Church of Satan and the Temple of Set, as well as its internal body, the Order of the Trapezoid
The Scholar-Magicians of the Order of Setne Khamuast now present a new face to the World.
The Socratic legacy plays an important role in Setian discourse and practice.
An excerpt from a superb lecture series conceived and delivered by Dr. Michael Sugrue. For more information about Dr. Michael Sugrue and to purchase the comp...
Here is a trailer I put together for my short film Left Hand Path. I was a pleasure revisiting the footage; it felt like I was having another deep and/or silly conversation with James (which is how most of our conversations went when just hanging out). I forgot for a while that he has passed on, he was so alive to me in the moment.
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xeper.org The Temple of Set is an institution unlike any you have previously encountered. It has been designed as a tool for personal empowerment and self cultivation. To decide if you can benefit from affiliation with the Temple of Set, carefully consider the philosophy of the Temple, the concept of Set, and...
Another glimpse into the Temple of Set's International Conclave, featuring Maga Lechuza Mundo! Wyrd Goes as she Shall is a presentation about discrete states of consciousness and their relationship to Wyrd by Lechuza Mundo
soundcloud.com Another great talk from Kona, featuring Maga Lechuza Mundo! Wyrd Goes as she Shall is a presentation about discrete states of consciousness and their relationship to Wyrd by Lechuza Mundo, Grandmaste
setemheb.tumblr.com Basic Pylon Design: 1 to 2 meetings a month 2 to 3 hour meetings Aims to challenge, hold accountable, and support its membership Networking “Having your back” for projects A place to practice being...
Ever wonder about what gets discussed at the Temple of Set's International Conclave? Design for Divinity will give you a glimpse.
soundcloud.com Talk given in Kona, October 2017, Design for Divinity - how man is designed for Individuality, Free Will, and Immortality.
An exploration of Pyloncraft and the role of Pylons in Setian Initiation.
setemheb.tumblr.com From Fall 2001 to Spring 2009 I served as Sentinel of the Black Sun Rising Pylon in New York City. Previous to that I had been one of its founding members and had help shape, and was shaped by the...
Left Hand Path
RIP James C.Kirby (April 1, 1962 - October 31, 2017)
It is with a heavy heart that I share with you the passing of my friend, film collaborator and star James C. Kirby.
He left this world surrounded by people who loved him dearly, but left it the way he lived his life, on his own terms. He will always be in my heart.
"May you walk according to your desire on the beautiful edge of your pool...may your heart be satisfied with water from the cistern which you have made-for ever and ever." Amenemhet
There is the story of the American in the train who saw another American carrying a basket of unusual shape. His curiosity mastered him, and he leant across and said: "Say, stranger, what you got in that bag?"
The other, lantern-jawed and taciturn, replied: "Mongoose".
The first man was rather baffled, as he had never heard of a mongoose. After a pause he pursued, at the risk of a rebuff: "But say, what is a mongoose?"
"Mongoose eats snakes", replied the other.
This was another poser, but he pursued: "What in hell do you want a mongoose for?"
"Well, you see", said the second man (in a confidential whisper) "my brother sees snakes".
The first man was more puzzled than ever; but after a long think, he continued rather pathetically: "But say, them ain't real snakes".
"Sure", said the man with the basket, "but this mongoose ain't real either".
Aleister Crowley, _Magick in Theory and Practice_
The Starfire Pylon is a gateway to the Temple of Set, located in New England since 1995. Pylon meetings provide the opportunity for discussion and fellowship among local Setians. The core of our concern is the understanding and implementation of Setian Philosophy and Black Magic for the purpose of Initiation; in a word, XEPER.
xeper.org The Starfire Pylon is a gateway to the Temple of Set, located in New England since 1995. Pylon meetings provide the opportunity for discussion and fellowship among local Setians. The core of our concern is the understanding and implementation of Setian Philosophy and Black Magic for the purpose of I...
A short look at Emergence
How can many stupid things combine to form smart things? How can proteins become living cells? How become lots of ants a colony? What is emergence? This vide...
Deals With the Devil
The first 260 people to go to https://skl.sh/poly will get a free two month trial at Skillshare, where you can learn how to make your dream project into a re...
A short film about Magister James Kirby.
So there was this one time...in the 80s...
syfy.com Yes, this photo is from later that year when he had his face smashed in an on-screen brawl. But, team… remember when this day in 1988 that Geraldo Rivera tried to whip America into a frenzy about Satanism with the premiere of Devil Worship: Exposing Satan’s Underground? No? Here:
The Black Flame Tarot is a magical work featuring hand-drawn pieces inspired by Setian Black magical themes, Art Nouveau paintings, and feminine demonic currents. Also drawing ideas from other esoteric schools, the Black Flame Tarot is a useful divinatory tool for personal growth and pathways to sovereignty.
Created and conceived by Jennifer C. McAtee. Written in collaboration with Paul F. McAtee.
The deck features 78 cards including the Major
and Minor Arcana along with a fold-out guide.
Printed on premium, heavy playing card stock
Card dimensions 4.75x2.75
Limited First Edition
enfer.bigcartel.com The Black Flame Tarot is a magical work featuring hand-drawn pieces inspired by Setian Black magical themes, Art Nouveau paintings, and feminine...
Interview with Don Webb, Left-Hand Path luminary and former High Priest of the Temple of Set. Discuss his new book Set Co-Authored with Judith Page.
soundcloud.com Interview with Don Webb, Left-Hand Path luminary and former High Priest of the Temple of Set. Discuss his new book Set Co-Authored with Judith Page; history of Set in Ancient Egypt and pre-Dynastic Eg
Michael Sugrue providing an introduction to Western Philosophy.
youtube.com Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 1st Ed https://4squareviews.com/2013/01/13/great-minds-of-the-western-intellectual-tradition-lecture-1-the...
A classic text by the Late Magister Roger L. Whitaker finds an official release to the World.
amazon.com This is not a religious text, although it offers the possibility of a highly developed spiritual sense. In fact, no matter what your faith is you will find aspects of this book that will aid you in defining who and what you really are in your spiritual relationships. This is not a philosophical t...
ufoparanormalradio.podbean.com Com Don Webb: SET ~ The Outsider Septemeber 29 2017 | United Public Radio's show | Spreaker Com Don Webb: SET ~ The Outsider Septemeber 29 2017 ...
xeperaustin.org Photo by Ed Schipul It’s now been nearly a month since the floods started. Houston, my hometown, is no stranger to storms and flooding. I watched from 150 miles inland as my friends and famil…
Ritual marks one of the important distinctions within Human Uniqueness.
ted.com Anthropologist Wade Davis muses on the worldwide web of belief and ritual that makes us human. He shares breathtaking photos and stories of the Elder Brothers, a group of Sierra Nevada indians whose spiritual practice holds the world in balance.
soundcloud.com James Kirby, is a great artist, magician, and Setian that I had the pleasure of getting to know over the years. He’s something of a mountain man in my book. He lives in wilds of the Yukon in western C
A timely repost.
khprvod.org Today I talk with Priest James Kirby, an artist within the Temple of Set who creates many Setian inspired works, such as the Stele of Set that you see on this page. Priest Kirby uses art as a form of magic to inspire and transform himself and those around him while working with stone, metal and mult...
This episode is features a recent lecture by Dr. Stephen Flowers regarding Mazdaism and the Left-Hand Path, recorded live in Austin Texas July 2017. He discusses the life and times of Zarathushtra. Ahura Mazda and the Principle of Isolate Consciousness, the Fravashi and the metaphysical basis of individuality and the moral basis voluntaryism vs coercion. Ends with an actual demonstration of authentic Mazdan magic ceremony and singing of Gathas.
In this Shadow Zone exclusive interview - my guest is none other than Lieutenant Colonel Michael Aquino. Aside from his many prestigious accomplishments in the U.S. Military, Michael is also the founder of the occult order The Temple of Set and served as it's High Priest from 1975 - 1996. Today we talk about the fundamentals behind the Temple of Set - among other subjects such as Pythagorus, HP Lovecraft, aliens, UFOs, isolate self consciousness, time travel, and electromagnetic energies.
In this Shadow Zone exclusive interview - my guest is none other than Lieutenant Colonel Michael Aquino. Aside from his many prestigious accomplishments in t...
Judith Page and Don Webb have a new collaborative book on the unfolding understanding of Set.
amazon.com 'This book has taken 20 years in the writing... but Set has waited 5,000 years to tell the world his side of the story'. Drawing together from scholarship, religion, art and magic Judith Page and Don Webb have added considerably to the unfolding understanding of the figure of Set. Originally situ...
Interview with Toby Chappell, Magister of the Temple of Set and Grand Master of the Order of the Trapezoid.
soundcloud.com Interview with Toby Chappell, Magister of the Temple of Set and Grand Master of the Order of the Trapezoid. We talk about the Satanic Panic, Law of the Trapezoid, Lucifer and the Grail legend, his for
A comprehensive map of all of the disciplines, areas and subdivisions of philosophy. Including logic, History of philosophy, philosophical traditions, value theory, epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, philosophy of action, ethics, aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, philosophical methods and more! This video breaks down and offers a brief explanation of each area of study, and should serve as a good introduction for beginners, a solid refresher for journeymen and a cool illustration for experts. Enjoy!
A comprehensive map of all of the disciplines, areas and subdivisions of philosophy. Including logic, History of philosophy, philosophical traditions, value ...
"Working on your weak areas is important, but not at the expense of your strengths.
Take your gifts, turn them into trained talents and then use them to create excellence. If you are a gifted pianist for instance but are terrible at knowing how your toilet works do not spend your life trying to become a middling plumber because that was what you were weak. Instead hone that pianist gift until your excellent at it and hire a decent plumber who occasionally walks you through what they are doing so you can get a little better at it all.
Work on your strengths, be aware of your weaknesses and take steps to mitigate those weaknesses where you can."
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