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“antinomianism”, which developed as an insult during the Protestant Revolution, means the philosophical liberation from laws of conduct. While it originally may have referred to Jesus freeing the new followers of Christianity from the strict and numerous Laws of the Torah, or Martin Luther’s Salvation through Faith alone (without Good Works) it could also be taken to the extremes. Like Tantra in the East, it has been used as a justification and technique (no judgment) for the deliberate breaking of societal taboos, especially sexual taboos, to overload the Monkey Mind and allow Enlightenment to rise from the base of the spine to the top of the head. Jewish Practioners such as Rabbi Sabbatai Zevi (who eventually converted to Islam under a death threat) and Jacob Frank (who converted to Christianity) often lost their connection to the Traditional Path they were protesting and…drifted. Christians like Jakob Bohme, Emanuel Swedenborg, William Blake , “Mother Eve “ aka Eva Margaretha von Buttlar and Count Nicholaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf of the Moravian Brotherhood used the breaking of societal rules to engender visions and open the gates to the Astral Plane. This technique was brought back to England (again) from the British Raj by Carl Kellner, who's Acadamia Masonica incorporated the core Tantric teachings into a familiar Masonic framework, to better convey it to Master Masons he knew in Germany. One was Theodor Reuss, with whom he formed the OTO AKA the Ordo Templi Orientis. Had the charismatic if difficult Aleister Crowley not become a member and then leader, it might have died in the 1920s, and it’s teachings with it, along with Reuss’ many OTHER occult organizations. Anton LaVey’s brand of antinomianism was more strictly Opposite Good in ritual, and Practical Selfishness in practice. It took it for granted everyone is rebelling against the same thing, which isn’t even true of Christians. What do people need to “break” and release life crushing burdens? It is very individual, and the “Scarlet Woman” motif works better on a Baptist Minister’s daughter (Hi X!) than a Jew , Wiccan or Atheist.

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