Archive for Philosophy

Machine Gun Etiquette

Posted in Culture, Dionysianism, Faith, Herd Mentality, Mistress Babylon Consort, Networking, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Satanic International Network, Satanism, Sect of the Horned God, Thomas LeRoy, Uncategorized, Zach Black with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2013 by sectofthehornedgod

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By Octavius

An open letter to the keyboard warriors of the LHP:

“Challenger” and “Adversary” does not mean “one-who-criticizes-everything-possible-in-hopes-of-drawing-affimation-or-accolades-from-other-on-line-Satanists.”  You’re boring.  You’re unappealing.  You’re uncouth.  Far be it from me to posit absolutes, but I will say that being adversarial or agnostic in your life does not require bitching about the perceived “satanic value” of various television programs, movies, books, or fellow internet denizens.  It does not require you to dissect every post or video on multiple LHP forums in an attempt to bolster your Satanic internet credibility.  Your opinion was likely not solicited, and your post only illustrates your need to socially display your pseudo-superior understanding of all things LHP in the most transparent and desperate way possible.  These cyber-Satanists will often retort with ham-fisted excuses, my favorite being, “Why did you post this if you didn’t want it challenged?”  What are you doing in your own life away from the computer screen to validate your assertions of superiority?  Have you nothing better to do than surf the internet looking for “fresh prey?”  Why is your Axis Mundi an unrelenting focus on  YouTube or forums?  What a sad existence.  I can make this accusation because, at one time, I was one of these idiots.

So many find it necessary to belligerently give their alternate opinion or perception of a given topic in an attempt to present themselves as credibly Satanic.  Varying degrees of hostility are not a benchmark of Satanism.  Rather, I suggest that it’s the ability to politely carry on a conversation or contribute to a healthy debate that garners respect, if respect from others is what’s needed or desired.  Belligerent criticism and posturing mean nothing.  In any discussion, one must first have an intelligent and informed platform in which to present the issue or topic.  Alas, these basic concepts of common courtesy are all too often assumed unnecessary within the cyber world of Satanism.

Then there are the schemers and trolls… Those who spend most of their free time with eyes glued to their computers and post vague ideas under the guise of philosophy.   They may also obfuscate overlong essays designed to repackage what has already been said by someone else in hopes of impressing the credulous or confusing the informed.  They wait for someone unfortunate person to reply, then proceed to elevate themselves above the questions posed by bullying or denigrating the questioner.  This is a common practice among many cyber-Satanists, some of whom are well known in many on-line communities.  They are tolerated for a time, then banned, and move on to another forum or Facebook group to start again.  These are parasites of the LHP, not Satanists.

My unsolicited advice to anyone still reading is simply this; honesty, courtesy and curiosity are still in style among those who know better.  Your attitude will always define your behavior.  Then again, this entire post is merely my opinion.  How you interpret it is up to you.  However, it’s my responsibility to present it with respect and candor, which I have genuinely tried to do here, and try to do with anything I do, say or write.  Thanks for reading.

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Connections on the Left-Hand Path

Posted in Atheism, Faith, Mistress Babylon Consort, Mythology, Networking, Paganism, Philosphy, Satanism, Sect of the Horned God, Thomas LeRoy, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2013 by sectofthehornedgod

Satanism and Knowledge

Posted in Atheism, Culture, Mistress Babylon Consort, Mythology, Networking, Paganism, Philosphy, Religion, Satanism, Thomas LeRoy, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2013 by sectofthehornedgod

Mistress Babylon Consort explains how it’s wise to read more than the Satanic Bible.

The Atheist Label

Posted in Atheism, Culture, Faith, Mythology, Paganism, Philosphy, Psychology, Religion, Satan Theism, Satanism, Sect of the Horned God with tags , , , , on July 24, 2013 by dimi600c


All too often when discussing Satanism for a mixed audience , especially when it concerns the subject of the (symbolical) (ir)relevance of the (anthropomorphic) devil, and bringing up the all too known excuse of Satanists actually having an Atheistic outlook, many questions arise and even more so finger pointing to the seemingly contradictory statement. After all, how silly is it to wear the label of an atheist while your entire philosophy, and most of its key-symbols, are a direct reference to some mythological creature which is prevalent in Abrahamic religions? Not to say the empowerment of this symbol by a variety of rituals (alike the black mass) or recognition of so called “Satanic virtues”. These things, no matter how much they can be intellectually twisted and fitted into the “Atheist” label, will prevent from gaining any credibility. Even the most intelligent person, when it is being deconstructed, will state that weaving Satanism with the Atheist label is a mere joke.

And I will agree with said fictive  intelligent person. Satanism in and in itself is not atheistic. The individuals within may hold the position of being atheists but this in no way should be attached to the Satanist label. After all, I can’t hold a convincing face of putting “Atheist” as a religious orientation (as a non-believer) while in the meantime conducting “Satanic rituals” or empowering the symbol of the devil in whatever way possible.  A perhaps more fitting descriptor (note I refrain to use the word “label”) is that of “Free-thinker” as it denotes the freedom of mind and the possibility to make individual (philosophical) choices and practices which is celebrated and (should be) prevalent in many a serious/genuine adherent of the LHP or Satanism.

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Prologue:

As a person I’m slowly turning away from the label of “Satanist” and begin favoring to label my praxis and philosophy as “Left Hand Path”. The reason thereof is me being pretty atheistic in nature and having never empowered, nor seen any reason to use, Satan or the devil as a viable allegory. The descriptor of “free-thinker” is one I already used since the beginning as it indicated the freedom of mind to progress and the involved (physical, intellectual and philosophical) choices as a means towards an end. While the descriptor hasn’t been mentioned until now (in any of my writings), it should become obvious by the underlying tone and position held.

Adversarial?

Posted in Atheism, Culture, Faith, Health, Mistress Babylon Consort, Mythology, Networking, Paganism, Philosphy, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Satan Theism, Satanism, Sect of the Horned God, Thomas LeRoy, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2013 by sectofthehornedgod

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By Mistress-Babylon Consort

However we want to define our path (Satanism, LHP, etc) have you ever been introduced to a ‘new’ LHP concept which punches you in the brain so hard that it made you rethink/reconstruct it, as you understand it?  I most certainly did upon the introduction to the Aghori. Not that I will ever eat bung burgers over a funeral pyre, but it made me realize that most of us practice ‘safe Satanism’ within the parameters of the culture we live in. It’s easy to be adversarial when personal choice and voice is legal. Big deal. What I’m more interested in is how do we challenge ourselves and where does real personal change come from?

 

Trading Faiths

Posted in Atheism, Culture, Faith, Mistress Babylon Consort, Paganism, Philosphy, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Satan Theism, Satanism, Science, Theism, Thomas LeRoy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2013 by sectofthehornedgod

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By Mistress Babylon Consort

Bashing religion is easy, and in of itself becomes a faith for those who make it their mantra. Any new idea or cause born of personal passion will initially and whole-heartedly encompass our entire being, but the idea that anyone would willingly stand still on their path at the embryotic stage remains disturbing. It is little more than blindly trading one faith for another. What is the point of that? The scope of this beautiful world we live in, with its often insidious underbelly, is nearly inconceivable in its vastness and we have little time to explore it. But we have to try. Question everything. To build the walls of faith around you, in all its guises, is as good as giving up.

 

 

Defining the abyss

Posted in Culture, Enviroment, Philosphy, Psychology, Satanism, Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 15, 2013 by dimi600c

As the adherent of the LHP starts to conceptualize and define the various archetypes whom are going to be adhered to and uphold as ideals, the individual will have to make the step from the dry theorized sins, statements, revisionism, rules of the earth and points towards reality, the outside world, where it will start to be questioned and shaken. The process of a projected and the theorized archetype(s) (through conversation or reading various blogs and books who enabled the well known ring of familiarity) towards the formation of a praxis*, i.e. the practicable application of these ideas in daily life, is what is commonly known as “delving into the abyss”.

It is easy to imagine the abyss as a virtual** plane exclusive to the sinister individual wherein intellectual debate and information sharing in order to attain new insights into a variety of matters are being held. While there is indeed a sharing of information, the place is not virtual nor exclusive to the sinister individual. The proverbial abyss is actually the whole of society. The demons habiting the place are none other then conflicting traits of the own character, people following the same path but following/paving/driving different or other roads (or are positioned differently) , people who walk an entire other path all together and the various characters and interrelationships in among it all.

When delving into the abyss it is meant there is a paving of the own way or the made choice to try an already established road. It means the application of thought being immolated by a throwing it into the abyssal fires and seeing its worth which is mostly by decrystallization of the ego, by the various demons whom are nothing more then those around you, and being reforged during the process.

Hence some clarity on its nature, its representation and its being.

 

[*It should be noted that a decent working praxis is one where the ego is being crystallized through the indulgence into the abyss itself, i.e., views, ideals and archetypes being rooted through live conversation and action in the abyss itself instead of mentally agreeing with various authors and slogans that have stricken the familiar chords]

[** Virtual as in “without physical form”]