TOPY WITHOUT TEARS
Most people, when they come into contact with TOPY, will do so via Psychic
TV. Whilst being a useful expression of and filter for TOPY, this has been the
cause of misunderstanding of what TOPY is about, why it has to be here.
Firstly, it's important to say that TOPY is emphatically not a fan club for PTV
- not a spin-off. While PTV are there for everyone to see, access without
thought, as it were, TOPY is something else - it "gives" to the amount you
"push". It lies behind, but is not contained by, PTV.
This much should be obvious. It is easier to say what TOPY isn't than to say
what it is.
Basically, TOPY as a "system" is an expression of the ideas and methods of all
the individuals involved. But TOPY "in itself" is harder to define - it is the
idealised Hidden Instrument of Evolution - the "organum occultus". The
hidden instrument is magickal- a synergetic interaction of certain powers of
the brain. It has no "direction". Its centre is everywhere. Thus it cannot be
"possessed". The hidden instrument is the means by which inner potential
TOPY is about setting change into motion NOW. It's about questioning
authority NOW. It's about releasing the social function of subjectivity from
the doghouse. Letting the dog roam free.
All this is now. TOPY has arrived as an urgent force to overcome the endless
deferral of all this - the realisation of our dreams.
Our resource - our sincerity.
It is a synchronistic vector - the "dis-ease" being the dream of social and
individual transformatin - of which we continually remind ourselves, and
struggle to realise, in our rituals, our work.
TOPY is an expanding system of caring and action - communication without
limit - MUTUALITY. We are aware that language alone does not suffice. Too
many systems expand in direct proportion to their insistence on the dogma
of their WORD. TOPY's method is to cut up the word, cut up behaviour - to
find meaning beyond the parameters of Control. To re-connect at the source
- our "spirit".
Therefore, it is not a religion, not a cult. We have no use for gods, devils,
"instruction". We have nothing to fall back on but that which is in us.
Everything we see is ourselves. TOPY is, in the best sense of the word, a
movement. The movement, the process, being continual and at various levels
simultaneously - spotting the lies, the disjunction between socialised "givens"
and our dreams, our real potential - deciding to commit oneself to re-
connecting with one's potential - and doing. We have many "people" within
each one of us - we want them all.
This is expressed in our ritual and all our manifestations. Our network - our
mutual experience and searching of TOPY.
The maturity of man/woman - that means to have reacquired the
seriousness that one had as a child at play. (Nietzsche)
Vide infra (SSOTBME)
As explained at some length in the Grey Book, the Temple's initial and root
method is the recognition and utilisation of our true sexuality - the
invocation of primal sexual energies latent in the subconscious. The concept
of "sexual energy" is, for the Temple, interchangeable with "psychic energy".
Sex is the medium for magick - the frequency of truth. The sigil is its
practice, the keystone.
...the significance of sexuality must be extended to embrace Reality, or that
which endures after all else fades... (Kenneth Grant)
In a very real way our sexuality is interactive with our behaviour as a
whole. With the Temple Method we cut up traditional sexual behaviour in
order to release the New Sexuality - new because it is everchanging, ever
regenerating. Thus liberating our real sexuality (everybody - every man and
woman is a man and woman), we liberate our behaviour away from Control.
We seek to deprogramme ourselves from harmful internalised alienating
stereotypes. "Control begins with sexuality" (TOPY). We seek to reacquire the
seriousness and curiosity that we had as children, to observe and act without
guilt/fear. If there is one simple description of TOPY, it is that every
involved Individual recognises the need to overcome GUILT and FEAR of
DARING TO BE. We "see below" in order to "rise up".
New sexuality - ever youthful.