Archive for January, 2013

Degrees of the Sect of the Horned God

Posted in Atheism, Mistress Babylon Consort, Paganism, Philosphy, Psychology, Religion, Satan Theism, Satanism, Sect of the Horned God, Thomas LeRoy, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 29, 2013 by sectofthehornedgod

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Greek Goddess, Psyche

By Thomas LeRoy, founder of the Sect of the Horned God.

It has become blatantly obvious to me that most people that claim to be on the “left-hand path” have no idea where that path is leading. They’ve ignored the fact that it’s a spiritual path, not in any supernatural sense, but one of self-awareness. This may sound like “New-Age” hippie jargon, but the difference between us and the bongo-playing, tied-dyed sheep is we understand it’s all psychological and to achieve “self-deification” (becoming your own god) entails the power of one’s own personal Will. Not from some “celestial blessings”.
What is the basic difference between the right-hand and left hand paths? On the right-hand path one’s goal is to follow the “light” to a great cosmic collective were all idividuality is destroyed and you become “One” with either God, the Goddess, Nature, or whatever. A person with a strong independent nature and a mind of their own should find this repugnant.
Now, the Left-hand path is the path of the antinomian, the individualist, the skeptic. At its core it is about creating your own “light”, and retaining one’s own idividuality through the shear power of the Will, thus resulting in self-deification.
We in the Sect of the Horned God would like to help our fellow travelers on the LHP to achieve this goal. But to do so may entail going deep into one’s own psyche.
Interested?
Good.
Welcome to the Path!

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First level: NEOPHYTE
Everyone enters the Sect as a Neophyte. This sigil represents the human being as beast. The objective of this organization is to help the individual to go beyond the stage of the simple animal and to reach “self-deification”. This is where the Sect of the Horned God differs with the Church of Satan. Just becase you declare yourself a “god” does not make you one. This is the reason stagnation is so rampant amongst those who call themselves “LaVeyan”. They step onto the left-hand path and just stand there, beating their chests, declaring their divinity, feeling no need for progression.
It is not mandatory that one goes beyond this level, but if one chooses to move up, send an email: sectofthehornedgod@hotmail.com, or message one of the admins of the Sect on Facebook.

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Second: ACOLYTE
The second level, Acolyte, is represented by the sigil of the horned beast and the word “Pan” written in ancient Greek. Pan is not only the name of a god, but also the Greek word for “all”. At this stage one has denied “faith” thus leaving one open for “all wisdom and knowledge”. This does not mean that you are suddenly endowed with all the “knowledge of the universe”, it simply means the potential for learning is limitless now that the retarding influence of faith has been removed.

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Third: CENOBITE
The Cenobite sigil is represent by the horned beast and the inverted penticle. The pentacle, with the point downward, reflects the grounding one must have to reach self-deification. With the power of personal will, ultimate knowledge of one’s own individuality can be manifested at this level.

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Fourth: HYPERBOREAN
This is the sigil of the Hyperborean, the highest level of the Sect of the Horned God. It is represented with the horned beast, the word “Pan”, and the pentacle. This symbolizes that one has reached a level that brings together a synthesis of the human as beast, the denier of faith and true self-awareness of the individual, thus leading to self-deification.

Zach Black and Sect of the Horned God

Posted in Atheism, Culture, Paganism, Pastor Tom, Politics, Religion, Satan Theism, Satanism, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2013 by sectofthehornedgod

The Sect of the Horned God, a legal entity, was founded in 2011 by Thomas LeRoy and remains one of the fastest growing Atheistic Left-Hand Path organizations not only in the cyber-world, but in ‘real life’. The Sect remains connected with members and non-members through on-line venues and yearly festivals that have attracted thousands of people. Membership is exploding worldwide. With this success, however, there are those who chose to ride on the coat-tails of the Sect, rather than building their own vision: impersonators, scam artists, etc. We have all met them, and the Sect of the Horned God, like many before us, has had to deal with this type of malicious and foolish charlatan. I guess it comes with the package. There is only one Sect of the Horned God. Any others claiming to be and not sanctioned by Thomas LeRoy and Mistress Babylon Consort are simply not the real thing.
We are not theist and we are not going away.

The Sect of the Horned God would like to thank Zach Black, of the Satanic International Network for making this video.

Zach, Next time you’re in our home, we’ll make you breakfast again, anytime!

– Mistress-Babylon Consort, January 2013

Book Review: The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind ~ Julian Jaynes

Posted in Atheism, Book Reviews, Culture, Psychology, Satanism, Science, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on January 25, 2013 by sectofthehornedgod

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By Born Satanist

An absolutely fascinating book I picked up at a thrift store for 2 bucks! I’ve been getting into it just recently, but I am intrigued by ‘Bicameralism’ which is defined (from wiki) as…

“Bicameralism (the philosophy of “two-chamberedness”) is a hypothesis in psychology that argues that the human brain once assumed a state in which cognitive functions were divided between one part of the brain which appears to be “speaking”, and a second part which listens and obeys—a bicameral mind. The term was coined by psychologist Julian Jaynes, who presented the idea in his 1976 book The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind, wherein he made the case that a bicameral mentality was the normal and ubiquitous state of the human mind only as recently as 3000 years ago.”

I’ve uploaded a .pdf version of it to the library on my site, and I definitely recommend this read… Even for just those with simply a passing interest!

http://goatofmendes.wall.fm/forum/topic/87

Mark Twain Quotes- A Slice of Life

Posted in Atheism, Culture, Paganism, Politics, Quotes, Religion, Satan Theism, Satanism, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2013 by sectofthehornedgod

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Submitted by Sect of the Horned God

There is something so very appropriate about Mark Twain quotes in which most of us can in some way find applicable to everyday life situations. Enjoy!

*Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.

*Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please

*In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.

*There are lies, damned lies and statistics.

*It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.

*Don’t say the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.

*Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.

*A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.

*A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.

*If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.

*Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.

SATAN THEISTS: THE BLACK SHEEP OF THE RIGHT HAND PATH!

Posted in Atheism, Paganism, Religion, Satan Theism, Satanism, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 22, 2013 by sectofthehornedgod

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By Thomas LeRoy, Founder of the Sect of the Horned God

Question A: Are Modern Satanists just atheistic posers who like creepy shit?
Answer A: No.
Question B: Are Satan Theists nothing more than the black sheep of the right-hand path?
Answer A: Yes.
The Modern Satanist is an individual that understands that ritual and spell-casting are cathartic activities, and all mythological personnages are metaphorical. What these beings symbolize speaks to the subconscience, which is a larger part of the mind than the conscience. On the other hand the theist, be it Christian or Satanic, accepts the literal existence of their gods. They “believe” that these entities reside in some supernatural realm and that their personal deities are their masters. Here is one of the major problems with the Satan theist. A true person on the left-hand path bows down to no one. He is antinomian, an iconoclast and the supreme indidvidualist. By willingly calling anyone, be it real or imagined, “Master” makes one part of the flock. A sheep. Like the Christian, the Satan theist joyfully follows the “clank” of the bellwether’s bell, hopefully to salvation, but more often than not to the slaughter (metaphorically speaking. . . most of the time).
But what I really wonder is how many of them, the faithful, actually believe in Satan? I think very few. Many have listened to too much Death/Black Metal and are now on a rebellious kick to spite their Christian parents. But the parents need not worry, because most will have their fat asses back in the pews, begging the “Good Lord” to forgive them for going astray. Yet, some of them really believe, and they share that same ability with their Christian kin that the Modern Satanists lacks: The ability to ignore their doubts! I have greater respect for the Christians, though. They have a 2,000 year old tradition and many of them have been indoctrinated into the faith from the time of birth. Most Satan theists, on the other hand, were not raised as such. To try to give their faith some legitimacy they claim it predates the Bible. But in reality they take bits of Summerian mythology and add in a whole lot of nonsense they make up, then call it truth! They believe their own bullshit!
Come now, you theists, you D&D geeks that can’t seem to get out of that fantasy realm. Don’t you hear that voice in the back of your head telling you that you’re being really fucking silly? Maybe in your mind that voice is nothing more than a gentle whisper, but in my head it would be a deep-voiced sonofabitch with a bullhorn!
But you may ask, “Why would an atheist call themself a Satanist? Why even bother with the label?” Because we love myth! We understand its meaning! And Satan best represents our inherent nature. Myth and mythological beings should be looked at as metaphorical guides leading one to spiritual wholeness, not as living entities! By seeing myth as history, and mythological beings as real, the meaning of these wonderous allegorical tales is lost. They become misconstrued in the psyche. The believer thinks he’s been touched by the deity, but in truth it’s just a misinterpretation of the language of myth.
I will conclude with the words of the late Joseph Campbell: “To take myth literally would be like going into a restaurant, seeing beef-steak on the menu and you begin to eat the menu.”

The 10 Traits of a Sect Member

Posted in Atheism, Paganism, Satanism, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on January 21, 2013 by sectofthehornedgod

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By Thomas LeRoy, Founder of the Sect of the Horned God

1. A Sect member does not believe, they “know”.
2. A Sect member does not have the mentality of a “victim”. They are accountable for their own actions and do not blame outside forces.
3. A Sect member knows altruism does not exist. Everything is done for selfish reasons.
4. A Sect member is courteous, but reserves respect for those that deserve it. (Satan is a gentleman!)
5. A Sect member knows the word “supernatural” is an oxymoron, for nothing can be “beyond nature”.
6. A Sect member always wins an argument . . . when they use reason!
7. A Sect member moves down the left-hand path instead of standing still, beating their chest, proclaiming their divinity.
8. A Sect member has a sense of humor! Being able to laugh at the absurdities of Life means they have not given in, or given up.
9. A Sect member uses the regrets of the past as the wisdom of today and the future!
10. A Sect member lives their life to the fullest for they know that this is their one and only chance at existence.

Satanism and Communism

Posted in Atheism, Culture, Politics, Religion, Satanism, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2013 by sectofthehornedgod

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By Born Satanist

I’ve noticed a rise in interest in mixing Communism with Satanism. It must be said that the two will NEVER congeal. When we compare Communism and Capitalism in Satanic context, it’s not hard to see where Satanism would truly flourish to it’s greatest potential.

With Communism, there’s always a core foundation that is built upon a sort of Marxist utopia. A leveling of classes and promises of betterment and equality for the proletariat.

I thought communism had always had a form of monarchy and birth rites anyway. As in any society, fundamentalism and totalitarian view finds ease on the coat tails of honorable intention. History has shown time and time again where it leads.

From the view of a Satanist, there are those that have power, and those that give it. Regardless of whether there were a common societal philosophy such as Satanism, absolute power would eventually corrupt absolutely. The strong within a group of strength would still rise, as to the intentions and their legitimacy relative to the masses…it would be solipsism to ‘hope’ that any mandate would hold the ‘greater good’ and mindfulness of you and your kin as paramount.

Capitalism is just as bad in the obvious separation of class and often deplorable conditions from birth. Out of the two political concepts, are the ‘masses’ in either one, any less likely to succumb to a predetermined societal role of sorts?

The traditional view of freedom in liberalism comes from the capitalist success stories. They become beacons because the system provides an out for a life many can agree is often shit. Communism attempts to inspire the individual to accept the existing ‘shit life’ for a ‘could be worse’ scenario.

There are so many gates at the starting line of Satanism, that really each pursuant path is reflective of one’s existing core convictions…Be it opportunistic, dominant, indulgent and hedonistic, artistic and philosophical, driven to succeed, or all of the above. One of the two societal structures certainly seems to allow Satanism to flourish more than the other in my opinion.

Unless you’re part of that 3%, it doesn’t matter the political ideology…you are under the thumb of those chosen by their predecessors to maintain power. Satanism involves more of a revolution of the mind and personal liberation from conceptual hindrances and dualism (among many other evolutionary epiphanies). It’s unlikely for a ‘Satanic Party’ to ever emerge and take their rightful place in current political arenas, in the West or in China as current examples of said ideologies and politics.

The only reason Capitalism is in the state it is, is due to a complacent herd that handed their life decisions to the more dominant within their ranks and submitted all decisive power to the voluntarily unseen.

So many stuck their head in the sand for so long, and are now slowly becoming aware how vulnerable their asses really are being straight up in the air.