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"What the hell...?"

Ask, and it shall be given to you.  If you're wondering just what this site is all about, you've come to the right place. Since there's a bit to cover, I've separated this into sections, as follows: our name, our mission, our history, our webmaster, and lastly our law.
 

Our Name

First impressions of our site may not have led you to think of us as too highly demented.  This is good.  You catch on quickly.

The name remains from the original incarnation of Severe Dementia, which can be read about more in our history. Originally, in my foolish youth, I simply thought the name sounded very cool.  Hell, I still do.  Over time, however, I began to realize that the name bore a great truth in respect to the contents.  Those things which to the wise and initiated are the most simple and holy truths are, most often, regarded by the masses as evil, demented or just plain foolish.  The name of my site is just my way of laughing in the face of the profane masses..
 

Our Mission

This site is dedicated to the many things in our world that the mainstream of society tends to consider evil or underground, based solely on their ignorance of the subjects.  These topics include the occult, drugs, sex, death and others.  This is not to say that the ideas and subjects expressed in this site are all in line with the beliefs and interests of all the visitors, or of the webmaster for that matter.

Our will is simply to provide an outlet for art, creativity, consciousness expansion and spiritual freedom, without taking ourselves too seriously.  There is always room for laughter and fun even, nay, especially, in the most holy man's life.

The best way to understand our goals, however, is simply to take a look around.
 

Our History

Severe Dementia was originally run as a single-line public bulletin board system in Los Angeles, California in mid-1994. The system operated off of an IBM 8088 PC with a 2400 baud modem and a 20 megabyte hard drive, running on Wayne Bell's classic WWIV bulletin board software.  Hardware was updated sometime in 1996 and the board flourished.

When the internet first became popular, it rapidly began to take most computer users away from old single-line bulletin boards. Severe Dementia went offline, at that time presumed permanently, only months after the hardware upgrades.  Very few backups still exist of the original bulletin board structure.

In early 1999, the old system operator of Severe Dementia finally crawled out of his cave and decided the internet wasn't all he wanted it to be, but he saw an old dream come back.  He set about creating a modified version of the old system, written in HTML. Mostly only the nature of the board has remained intact to date.
 

Our Webmaster

The above-mentioned system operator/webmaster, referred to everywhere else in this site as the resident webgod, is Heru-Ra-Ha.  For more information on this intriguing fellow with too much time on his hands, read the webgod profile (coming soon).
 

Our Law

                                     Oz: Liber LXXVII

                                        "the law of
                                         the strong:
                                       this is our law
                                        and the joy
                                   of the world." AL. II. 2

        "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law." --AL. I. 40

        "thou hast no right but to do thy will. Do that, and no other shall say nay." --AL. I. 42-3

        "Every man and every woman is a star." --AL. I. 3

                                 There is no god but man.

        1. Man has the right to live by his own law--
             to live in the way that he wills to do:
             to work as he will:
             to play as he will:
             to rest as he will:
             to die when and how he will.
        2. Man has the right to eat what he will:
             to drink what he will:
             to dwell where he will:
             to move as he will on the face of the earth.
        3. Man has the right to think what he will:
             to speak what he will:
             to write what he will:
             to draw, paint, carve, etch, mould, build as he will:
             to dress as he will.
        4. Man has the right to love as he will:--
             "take your fill and will of love as ye will,
              when, where, and with whom ye will." --AL. I. 51
        5. Man has the right to kill those who would thwart these rights.
             "the slaves shall serve." --AL. II. 58

                            "Love is the law, love under will." --AL. I. 57

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