Star of Seshat has a summary of Occult of Personality’s recent podcast interview with David Beth.

August 18, 2007

The August 18, 2007 trip to Arabia resulted in some new experiences for me with the points work, which I posted about a bit in the above linked entries. 

As near as I can tell, I had points 96, 24, 28, 90, 91, 54, 55, 56, 57, 61, 62, 63, 64, 85, and 86 activated.You can see a sketch of the points map in PDF format here http://taunaamah.wordpress.com/points-chauds-reference-guide-in-pdf/

24 and 28 were actually pleasurable to have empowered, which was a first. They haven’t all been unpleasant, but the earlier experiences were certainly not “pleasant.” I find I have a hard time describing the effect without making it sound sexual or like the effect of a chemical hitting your system; the latter because the effect was sudden, and the former because it was a whole-body reaction more intense than a simple endorphin rush, but comparable I suppose, but neither of those are adequate or appropriately connoted comparisons. In any event, the experience was new to me; I recall having described previous point empowerment as akin to licking a car battery, so I’m perfectly happy to be at a place where the energy is not so raw to me now. Tau Heosphoros was assisting Tau Allen Greenfield with the empowerment and was supporting me from behind, and he reported feeling the “push” of those points clear through my body.

Between points 24/28 and 85/86 — from the second and third points to the last points — my arms were tingling, and there was a bit of pain associated with that, some sharpness, though certainly not unbearable. TAG did some work at the top of my shoulders which doesn’t correspond to any mapped points, and this really felt like it “connected some dots.” I suspected at the time that they plugged into, perhaps capped, some meridian, but I have not adequately investigated this. Post-empowerment, felt good, light. I don’t think I got what I have come to call my post-points crash, which generally follows my post-points hyper weirdness, on this occasion. This was also the occasion of a couple of ordinations to priest and priestess, and one to deacon. Attendees, many of whom have posted their own notes for this Aug 18 2007 event, included the Reverends Heosphorus and Peristera of Liber Sanguinis Luciferi; Fr. Dositheos of Ormus Lodge; Bishop R; Priestess L; and Bishop L. 

October 20, 2007

Some among you will be interested to note that upon our arrival at the mountain, we were circled and “flown over” by a black helicopter. It was a not a coincidental passing; the same helicopter flew over our spot three times. The sun not having fully set, we were still legal to be on the mountain, so this was very strange and unprecedented in our work on the mountain so far.

This was a rather big event, with several brothers and sisters in the Work who had traveled from out of town to participate. The path to Mt. Arabia was full of obstacles for some of us. You can read about a few in Tau Allen Greenfield‘s blog, and for myself I ran into problems with scheduling, traffic, detours, and getting lost. But we made it to the mountain, and welcomed Sister S and Brother K as newly consecrated Bishops apostolic and gnostic to the Work.

After the consecrations, I assisted Tau Allen Greenfield with the activation of points on a guest and on Bishop K, and I worked with some points on Bishop L  for healing purposes. This was my second attempt at administering the empowerment points on another, the first occurring much earlier in my travels on this path, in 2005, as outlined in the archive in the Pages column of this blog. It, er, went a lot better this time. Our honored guest I had trouble connecting with at first; we had to ask the usual piercing/body jewelry questions, and frankly I forget what the deal was, but we adjusted fire somehow (I think he removed some metal jewelry) and the points seemed to take. With brother K, the connection was much “easier,” and while I think in my relative inexperience I was a little too forceful in administering the points, he did fine – his energy was strong, solid, serene, and very very grounded. No difficulty there. In fact, I was moved to administer a set of points that I have seen make people a little wobbly-kneed before (including myself), but I felt like I should do them, and then I asked when he would be back in the area again, and since that was up in the air, I did them, because I felt like somebody should soon, and the next time might not be soon (these would be the trio of 1/97, 2, and 3 on the crown of the head and if I recall correctly the corresponding “end of circuit” point at the base of the spine, but I’m less sure about that). He had no difficulty with them, and on thinking and writing about it over the next few days, I realize that those points on him were already activated; what I did did *something* to shift or adjust them, tweak them a little, but they were already activated. (It is my understanding that Bishop K has been working a Memphis-Misraim path for a good while; this is doubtless the explanation.)

I was and remain frustrated at my inability to see the points; I have to rely on feeling them, and I don’t always know exactly what I’m feeling, but as I’m so far working only under the supervision of more experienced administrators of the points, I am confident that I’m not doing any harm, at any rate.

Oct 27/28, 2007

Traveled to the home base of Liber Sanguinis Luciferi to do Work with fellow Bishops Heosphoros, Peristera, and R.  Administered some points on Brother [info]noxenla, and received some valuable feedback and practical pointers on administering the points from all three of my brethren in the Work. We witnessed, noted, and discussed some of the connections betweens different points and “circuits” that seemed to relate or connect them, and after making some observations about the points as they were connected on R., Peristera tested her observations on me. We found that while we could “explore” already-activated points and track connections between them and other points, there was not a discernable point-to-point correlation; in other words, the points that seemed very closely connected on one person were not necessarily the same in another person (though they seemed close, probably on the same meridian as would be expected, but the “tunnels” or ” paths” or connections between points does not appear to be identical in every human body. We speculated, and intend to explore, the veracity and implications of this idea in the future.

Peristera, in exploring my already-activated points and which points they seemed to be integrally connected to, worked on a couple of my unmapped points, and I had the same experience I had at the August Arabia trip, in that the energy was very pleasurable. This is a marked contrast to previous work in general, as I noted above, as well as in particular; Tau Peristera and I go back in friendship and magickal work 17 years, and I am familiar with her energy. Nevertheless, earlier experiments in manipulating points had resulted in the characteristic “jarring” or “raw” energy I described above that was a hallmark of my earliest points work.

January 12/13 2008

At the home base of the newly-chartered Ormus Lodge, Frater Dositheos, Tau Allen Greenfield, and I met to discuss various aspects of the Work, ongoing research, and plans for the future in general as well as upcoming Spring work on Mt. Arabia. I had points activated (I can’t tell you where they map on our map yet; one of the significant findings we discussed is the movement and shifting of points on the body over time and even within a few seconds on occasion), though they were in the 32-41 zone and then point 58). I again experienced more refined, clearer, more “integrative,” though no less intense, energy in receiving the points. During our discussion of the “magick hands effect” and of the experience of receiving points in general, I attempted my usual “diagnostic check” method of “knocking on the door” of someone else’s energy and illustrated my explanation by hovering over Fr. Dositheos’ hands. I again had a powerful and far from negative experience, and T.A.G. reported being able to “see” the accumulating energy (which, again, I could not see).

T.A.G. activated some points on Fr. D; one point in particular, either 55 or 62, “kicked back.” I have been present during a great deal of TAG’s energy work, and had never seen this exact reaction from him before during difficulties or anomalies in administering points, as if it were “sharp” or “quick,” and as if it physically pained him for a split second.

After a bit, I activated some points on Fr. D with no similar effect.

Today, however coincidentally, I have moderate (not minor but not severe) pain in my lower back, in the 54/56 region, more than a cun to the left of the centered point 58 which TAG activated that night. This is the area which is affected by my degenerated cartilage around my sacroiliac joint and which particularly troubles me when I am in longer periods of inactivity; however, lately, I have returned to my optimal level of physical activity and am well on my way to regaining my non-insane-busy level of physical fitness, so this pain is unusual and surprising to me. It is also at “haven’t been exercising for a LONG time” levels, which is a worse level than I get after 4-6 weeks of laying out of my regular training regime.

Also of interest was some little time spent with archived QBLH materials and a great deal of theoretical and historical discussion of the points history, background, and future, including some tentative group forays into particular areas of Franco-Haitian Gnostic Voudon practice that align closely with my particular path in this Work.