Why People Fail at Ascension

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Why People Fail at Ascension

Postby Fixed Cross » Tue May 05, 2020 6:46 pm

the motherfucking BEAST wrote:[...] the oath of a probationer apparently involves no difficulties of any sort; no penalties are stated or implied; the aspirant merely pledges himself “to perform the Great Work, which is to obtain the knowledge of the nature and powers of my own being”. He is not required to reach any particular stage of knowledge by the end of his probation; he is free to choose such practices as appeal to him; and, provided that his record shows that he has devoted a reasonable proportion of his spare time to the Work, he is unhesitatingly passed to the degree of neophyte. It sounds as if it were impossible for anyone to fail. Yet, actually only 8% manage to get through the year of probation. The reason is that no sooner does a man make up his mind to enter the Path of the Wise than he rouses automatically the supreme hostility of every force, internal or external, in his sphere.
The strong do what they can, the weak accept what they must.
- Thucydides
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Re: Why People Fail at Ascension

Postby Mr Reasonable » Tue May 12, 2020 6:56 am

This made me think of the song, "Ascension Millennium" by Corey Feldman. It has the word "Ascension" in the title and it was a huge failure. This guy was in The Goonies and ended up on The Surreal Life. Crazy shit.

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