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27 March 2009 @ 10:37 am
A Setian Tao of the Day  
We discover that we become fascinated with the world, yet belong to it less and less because we become more abstract and eternal. We discover that we have to be True to our selves. Because the standards of our selves are ultimately what shapes the world around us.
- Mysteries of the Temple of Set: Inner Teachings of the Left Hand Path, Don Webb
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Greymalkingreymalkin on March 27th, 2009 07:17 pm (UTC)
Interesting quote.
I may have to pick up a copy of that book. I've always found Anton and his progeny intriquing and amusing.

Kburgunder on March 27th, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Interesting quote.
It depends on the definition of progeny, I suppose. Temple of Set split off from Church of Satan a long time ago, so while there's definitely some LaVeyan influence there, it has very much a living, breathing element to it in that its members shape and form, ongoingly, what it is to be Setian. But I have a feeling you might already know this!
Greymalkingreymalkin on March 27th, 2009 08:10 pm (UTC)
Setians
Actually, I don't. I haven't really kept up with the Setians since their Temple here closed - but then, I haven't paid much attention to the CoS since La Vey died, either...

From what little I know/remember from back then, I can see how a Satanic/Setian perspective might jibe with Objectivist thought (Rand's emphatic atheism aside) - and thus, with Raymorean Taoism. :)

Kburgunder on March 29th, 2009 04:19 am (UTC)
Re: Setians
YES! I actually stopped reading for a second and commented to Michael, "I think Don Webb came to Objectivism early on, but felt it was missing something." A lot of his writing about the Temple of Set reads like that.