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General LHP Discussion / Magic vs. Drugs
« on: Today at 12:19:47 am »
So off the bat, I have no problem with drugs, especially psychedelic and "spiritual" drugs. Do whatever you want to yourself if you're not harming others.

But drug use and magic are polar opposites. Magic and spirituality is mind over matter, it's the will overcoming material nature. Drugs are the opposite - they are a material substance having a material effect on the material brain, which overrides the mind.

Sure, sometimes that's exactly what you want, like drinking a beer or smoking a bowl after work to calm the mind and relax it via the brain. What annoys me is people acting/pretending like becoming a psychedelic burnout is somehow the key to enlightenment/magic. It's not, and in fact it replaces material delusions with actual conscious knowledge.

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Satanism / Cross of Confusion?
« on: October 17, 2018, 02:38:00 pm »


I've been curious about this symbol a long time. Modern myth says it was created by the Romans to represent the doubting of Christianity. But did Romans even use question marks?

I've also heard it's Kronos/Saturn but am unsure if this is accurate either.

Was it just fabricated by those perpetuating the myth of SRA?

Did Blue Oyster Cult create it themselves?

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Setianism / Leviathanite vs. Draconian
« on: October 15, 2018, 10:50:51 pm »
"Leviathanite" is a word which, until now, really means nothing to my knowledge. It was a word @Setamontet made up for the OS email account. But the more I've grown the more I'm drawn to this concept (though not in any Judeo-christian sense "Leviathan" may imply). To me, perhaps we can define "Leviathanite" as a Setian focused on Set as the Ancient Serpent. It is "Ophite [Gnostic] Setianism" if you will.  This is not the same as the Acosmic/Draconian tradition. Let's compare

A Leviathanite is focused on The Prince of Darkness in his/her form of the ancient Serpent. Draconianism is based on the primordial Chaos serpent - very different beings.

A Leviathanite is Pro-Cosmic and existentialist whereas Draconianism is Anti-Cosmic.

A Leviathanite is strictly LHP whereas a Draconian can be either (see Dragon Book of Essex compared to Michael Kelley, for instance).

A Leviathanite is North-Stars oriented where draconians are Chaos oriented.

A Leviathanite is an existentialist whereas a Draconian is a Nihilist or Absurdist.

Leviathanites oppose the Sinister Tradition whereas Draconians tend to embrace it

A Leviathanite is a dualist where a Draconian is an idealist.

A Leviathanite would be focused on Set and his forms whereas a Draconian would focus on Apep and his forms.

So a Leviathanite is basically a Setian but using the symbol of the Ancient Serpent. It sees the Ancient Serpent as a Gnostic bringer of Consciousness, the gift of the Prince of Darkness (the Hero of Consciousness), to the world of matter. The Draconian tradition is not Setianism is it is Anti-Cosmic and focused on Chaos rather than the PoD. The Ancient Serpent is not the Chaos Serpent. In Setianism, within the Diabolicon, Leviathan is ageless intelligence of the cosmos, not the mindless and uncaring primordial Chaos.

Does this mean I have something against Draconians? Gods no, we just believe different things.

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Announcements / The Imperishable Star v. IV sneak peak
« on: October 15, 2018, 08:55:47 pm »
The reason I believe the OS newsletter to be important has nothing to do with me. It's a group of well versed and diverse occultists coming together to share their ideas - openly and freely. It's hard to imagine any occultist, seeker, or even academic being unable to appreciate such a thing. Below you will find small snippets from the upcoming newsletter. There is a variety of information from psychology to trapezoidal magic, rituals and invocations to history and sociology.

Invocation of Set

Onyx - Setian

i,  Brother of  Set, Do not Kneel or  Bow, For We  are  Kindred in Spirit, And Unnatural in Essence

Magic Askew

Onyx - Setian

This is a  cursory  guide on how to create  "trapezoidal"  (or "angular")  environments for  ritual workings, inspired by  Anton  LaVey's  “Law  of the  Trapezoid.”  It has become  one  of the  foremost Satanic  concepts for  me,  as it  can be  applied in so  many  ways. My main motivation here  is to suggest trappings that lend themselves to working  in a very dark environment, which  is my  preference. To  follow is a collection of  ideas related  to Trapezoidal Magic, use  them to  your  advantage  as  you may.

Liber Draconis

King Mob - Acosmic Draconian

Albert Camus’ Absurdist  philosophy  highlights just how difficult  it  is to escape  the  world of illusion  and why  it  is so important to do so. The  Myth of Sisyphus is Camus’ essay  as  a response to his  problem  with Existentialists. In it  he  states “At any  street corner the  feeling  of absurdity  can strike  any  man in the face. As it  is, in its distressing  nudity, in its light without effulgence, it  is elusive.  But that very  difficulty  deserves  reflection.”  For  Albert Camus, to experience  the Absurd was to open  yourself up to  “the  gentle  indifference  of the  world”  and to see  it  as it  is when the stage  sets collapse. When we  break ourselves of our  illusions for  the first time, the  natural human response  is to search for  a  “why?”  Many  people  choose  settle for a religion or philosophy,  and Existentialists  often create their own meaning.  Yet  they  simply commit  philosophical suicide and fall  for  the delusions of the  Demi-Urge  for the  sake  of  comfort. This philosophy  is where  I  begin to differ  with the  typical Nihilistic  Anticosmic  Satanists,  as Nihilism  is another worldly  philosophy  and leap  of faith. To say  that “Nothing  is true”  is a logical fallacy  as that  would imply  the statement itself is indeed a  lie  and denies the  Absurd nature  of  existence. However, it is  important to note  that  while truisms do exist, what is often inferred  from this truisms  are  wild leaps that  cannot be proven.

Church of Satan State of the Union (Part I)

W Adam Smythe - Satanist

How many  of  you have  found The  Satanic  Bible  and other  writings by  Anton Szandor  LaVey, found  yourself there? How many  of  you thought  you understood and recognized  yourself in those writings? How many  of  you that fit  in both of those  categories,  then went on to find the CoS™, only  to have  it  directly  stated or implied by  members of  the cooperation, the hierarchy, or both that nope,  you didn’t know  a  thing?

Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

Xepera maSet - Setian

Self-Actualized individuals have  a  consistent view of reality  that works for them (Pragmatism) but does not  contradict objective  reality  –  or  at least they  recognize  where  it  is at odds  with objective  reality  (such as in magic).  They  may  seem  a  bit aloof and removed, but have  a  deep care  for  the well-being  of not only  loved ones but  the human species as a  whole, and life  as a  whole  in many  cases. These  individuals will be creative  and “dreamy”  but also able to  experience  the here-and-now, the  day  to day  and  moment to moment aspects of life.

The Shift from  Seth and Atman  to  God and Adam

Agape Therion - Thelemite

Seth, just as Atman, is the  most  essential Self, the  deepest defining characteristics of mind, no more, no less. And, as with Atman, the  various layers on top of  that underlying  base  are what we  call  typically  the  "self": the  tastes, traits,  and desires of the  person.  This Platonic form style  deity, however, bears nearly  no resemblance  to the  God of  the Abrahamic  and Zoroastrian faiths. The  discrepancy  between the two has an interesting  history  and a  plethora  of potential causes and  roots, but finds itself best situated in a  transition from an amoralist tit-for-tat society and a  moralistic,  state-run society,  and the hangups of the  ruling  class in the  latter.

Three  Alternative  Symbols  for Left Hand Path Use

Xepera maSet - Setian

This symbol  was used to  symbolize  Set in both the  Pyramid and the Coffin  Texts. Especially with the  latter, this was used instead of Set’s name  or the  Set Animal because  he  had already been demonized  –  one  in  several times it  would  occur. Herman Te  Velde,  among  others, translated this symbol  to  mean “Separator”  or “Isolator”. This fits with Set being  a  deity  outside of the  cosmic  order, separate from the other  gods.

The Plague  of the  Satanic  Hegemony

MindMaster - Theistic Satanist

The  plague  in question is  the domination of popular media by  various Satanic groups.  They have  taken upon themselves to berate, belittle, and disenfranchise  others.  They  lie  and distort the truth but  claim  authority  in such matters  –  as if there  is any  authority  that matters but one's own. Hegemony  is a curious word that describes our poison. However,  what does  it  mean?

The Paradox of the  Black Flame

Setamontet - Setian

Here  lies the paradox, a  double-edged sword scenario:  as we  continue  to Xeper, both individually, microcosmically,  and macrocosmically  as the human  race  –  as  we  continue  to evolve more  and more  in  being,  as we  must  in order  to keep the  Black Flame burning  –  we  are strengthening  its powers  within us.  Thus, in the process our intellects and  ambitions, our emotions,  our human/animalistic  predisposition for  dominance  over the  world and control over other  weaker  creatures are  magnified.

Immersive  Theater as  Melodrama and Ritual

King Mob - Acosmic Draconian

Occultism  and theater have  always been entwined.  In the Planetary  Magick  volume  of  Gems  from  The  Equinox, a  series of 7 Planetary rituals that Crowley  wrote  almost short plays for,  and designed to be  performed seven nights in a row  at a theater. Shakespeare  is  also notably  linked to the  Occult  both by  the  inspiring  sections and title  of the  Book of  Oberon,  an old Grimoire  from the  time of  Shakespeare,  and MacBeth. MacBeth is known as “the  Scottish play”  and it’s known to be a  cursed play,  where  it  is seen  a bad luck to say  the name  of MacBeth [in a theater]. This is sometimes linked to the  famous conjuration by  the  three  witches. These  witches and their  worship of Hekate has also led to rumors of the  play  being  divinely  inspired by  Hekate herself.  In fact, once  I finish that glass of Absinthe  which puts  me in a  shamanic  state  of  gnosis,  I’ll be  immersed in the  world of MacBeth for  two hours.

The Rite  of Blasphemy  aka The Guide  to Going to Hell  Forever

MindMaster - Theistic Satanist

The  purpose  of the  rite  is  to formally  reject the  beliefs  you've  been subjected to. You could modify  it  to any  faith, it's just a framework.  It's even pretty  useful in the  context where there  are  some  residual beliefs remaining.  I'm  a  Theistic Satanist, so  it's written to that direction, but  I  have  no doubt  you could modify  it  to work for anything.  I  don't believe  in The  Bible, but this is  just  in case  some  part of  you does unknown  to  you. A spiritual sanity  check, if  you  will.

Aiwaz  as  Satan

Frater V.I.M. - Thelemic Satanist

Proclaiming  Satan as the  author of  Liber AL  is NOT  an assertion that  Liber AL  was  written by  a  fallen  god of  “evil”  rebelling  against  the Cosmos. Proclaiming Satan as the author of  Liber AL  is  instead  an assertion that orthodox  religions have  been  entirely wrong  as to  THEIR  characterization of  the being  known as SATAN, and  Liber AL  is  Satan’s Gospel to man, whom He  Loves.

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Lounge / Second Edition of my book and quoting the forum
« on: October 10, 2018, 03:22:05 am »
If anyone is ok with me quoting you when I redo my book, please let me know here or pm me :)

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Setianism / Dr. Stephen Flowers on why Odin is a Prince of Darkness
« on: October 05, 2018, 11:55:03 pm »
From Lords of the Left Hand Path

"The figure of Odin and his myths hold our attention when we seek to find the dark side of the northern world. The name Odin means “the master of inspiration.”22 The Old Norse form is Óðinn. The key to the name can be found in the Old Norse word óðr, which means “poetic inspiration” and is derived from the earlier Proto-Germanic root wōð-, meaning “rage” and “inspiration.” The Old Norse name Óðinn is identical to Old English Woden. (It is a regular linguistic rule in Old Norse to drop the initial /w-/ before certain vowels.) This is a decidedly “psychic” god in the sense that his name and function refer to essentially soul-related or psychological powers and faculties. He is often depicted as a dark god of intrigue and mysterious motivations.

To gain universal wisdom, Odin gives (sacrifices) “himself to himself” that he might take up the runes: symbols of articulated universal knowledge.23 These runes he shares with certain humans. Odin further pledges one of his eyes, which is then sunk into Mimir’s Well (the Well of Memory), so that he may gain the special sight that drinking from the well gives.24 He (along with his two other aspects) endows humankind with threefold spiritual qualities shared with the gods.25 In sharing divine consciousness and the runes of wisdom with humankind, Odin is very much like the figure of Prometheus in Hellenic mythology. The major difference is that in doing so he is not transgressing against authoritarian rule of law."

From Black Runa

Had to just take notes as I couldn't copy/paste from it.

- The way of Wotan was the only historical example of a National LHP school.

- Walhalla is a LHP afterlife.

- He is the a of the questing magical hero.

- He is the master of inspiration.

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Current Events / LHP political systems?
« on: October 05, 2018, 12:45:24 am »
Are there any non-Right Hand Path political systems or parties? Even historically?

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Reading / The Big Reveal of The King in Yellow [spoilers]
« on: October 03, 2018, 12:59:56 am »
Obviously the point of weird fiction is there IS no reveal, for that limited the imagination. But what do you think makes people go crazy when they start to read the second act. Is it even something written in the play or is the play just cursed?

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Luciferianism / Dissecting the Sigil of Lucifer
« on: September 26, 2018, 06:31:12 pm »
So maybe I'm slow, but I realized today that the top part of the Sigil of Lucifer is a stylized inverted pentagram. This made me wonder if the bottom part is something separately meaningful/stylized as well. My best guess is the V is for Venus, but I don't know what to make of the two... "swoops" (lol) I guess. Any idea?

For the record I'm discussing the isolated symbol known as the Sigil of Lucifer, not the huge original sigil or came from.


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Journals / Randomly seeing this post on Reddit really left me speechless.
« on: September 26, 2018, 12:57:11 am »
"Some things came in the mail"


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Other Religions / Path of the Serpent
« on: September 21, 2018, 04:54:07 am »
So after posting my Draco tattoo I was recommended a book called "The Dragon Book of Essex" by Andrew Chumbly. It's pretty RHP and not really my thing, but one chapter caught my eye: "The Stellar Foci of the Dragon". This takes Draco as a 14 star constellation, which makes sense as the dippers are 7+7. I'd never even noticed the different versions of Draco with various numbers of stars, and it just happened my tattoo had 14 stars. Believing in synchronicity I took some notes.

The Tounge - Beta Draconis
Antiquity and Future; Truth and Lies; Wellspring of the Stellar Elixirs; Illuminated Mankind.

Left Eye (Draco's Right)  - Gamma Draconis
Lunar gaze of enchantment; fantasies and dreams; the watcher within; Spirit of the Draconian Pact

Right Eye (Draco's Left) - Nu (I think?) Draconis
Solar gaze of control; perceives the interplay of forces; excerpts intent of the sorcerer in accordance with Will; vision of design

Head - Xi Draconis
Mediator between the magician and magical current; psyche of the Dragon; Seven heads of the dragon (?)

Left Horn (Draco's Right) - Delta Draconis
Eternal and undying fire of initiation; from where the seed of the Ancient Serpent is cast forth; the black serpent; the masculine

Right Horn (Draco's Left) - Epsilon Draconis
Falling lightning bolt of magical power; spark of Gnosis; the red serpent; isolate centers of activity; the feminine

Heart - Chi Draconis
Represents body of the perfected initiate; Ancestral Rites; States of awareness attained through the path; the LHP itself

Left Claw (Draco's Right) - Zeta Draconis
"Going forth of the sorcerer into the unruled company of every obscene abomination"; the witch's clasp; the spiritual

Right Claw (Draco's Left) - Eta Draconis
Gesture of power; the objective universe and manipulation of it; Self-recreation; perception through which knowledge is extracted

Left Wing (Draco's Right) - Theta Draconis
Flight into celestial spheres; connection between states of awareness; body of light

Right Wing (Draco's Left) - Iota Draconis
Journey into subterranean realms; place of shades; Shadow

Left Hindleg (Draco's Right) - Alpha Draconis
Cross every boundary; through the gates; cross the threshold; Beginning, middle, and end of the LHP; entrance into the greater mysteries of the Serpent

Right Hindleg (Draco's Left) - Kappa Draconis
Sexual energy; Stellar Tradition; within and beyond the limits of time

Tail - Lambda Draconis
Creates the tide of past and future; union of individual with the Draconian Current

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Other Religions / Kenneth Grant
« on: September 19, 2018, 07:38:04 pm »
So I'm reading the Cults of the Shadow and have to ask: did Grant just make shit up? He says some of the craziest shit I've ever seen, completely without or against known evidence/fact too. Associating Set with Sirius was just the first I saw. He literally calls El a god of the Stellar Tradition...

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Setianism / What is a Prince(ss) of Darkness?
« on: September 18, 2018, 04:54:21 am »
A lot of people still associated "Darkness" with evil and negative things. In actuality, "Darkness" refers to the Stellar Tradition and all it implies, rather than things that are negative. The Stellar Tradition was the first esoteric system of humanity, based around immortality of the self, apotheosis, separation from the gods, and other such things. The Stellar Tradition is more or less identical to what is known today as the Left Hand Path.

When we speak of a Prince of Darkness we may not even be speaking of beings associated with Dark at all. In fact many PoDs are not necessarily dark, such as Lucifer, Prometheus, and Coyote. Instead, the PoDs tend to be associated with overcoming (not being resurrected from) death, being separate from or above the gods, playing a role in human creation/evolution, being trickster Gods, causing change or destruction, storm gods, and of course Stellar gods - being either related to Venus or the Imperishable Stars.

Let's look at some of the reasoning behind these Princes and Princesses of Darkness. For these purpose I am simply providing information that is easily accessible to all.


Afro-Brazillian - Pomba Gira
"While Exu represents male sexuality, fertility and strength, Pomba Gira personifies female sexuality, beauty and desire.[3] She is depicted as a beautiful woman who is insatiable. Pomba Gira is venerated with great respect and care because of her reputation for possessing great wrath. She is often invoked by those who seek aid in matters of the heart and love.[4] Pomba Gira is noted for her connection with both transgender women and effeminate male worshippers and is reputed to possess both.[5][6] Some representations of Pomba Gira display the characteristics of being promiscuous, talkative and vulgar. However she has many avatars, and will be more or less inclined towards that behavior depending on how she manifests herself."

Akan - Anansi
"In the Caribbean, Anansi is often celebrated as a symbol of slave resistance and survival. Anansi is able to turn the tables on his powerful oppressors by using his cunning and trickery, a model of behaviour utilised by slaves to gain the upper hand within the confines of the plantation power structure. Anansi is also believed to have played a multifunctional role in the slaves' lives; as well as inspiring strategies of resistance, the tales enabled enslaved Africans to establish a sense of continuity with their African past and offered them the means to transform and assert their identity within the boundaries of captivity"

Aztec - Quetzalcoatl
"Quetzalcoatl, the Aztec god of wind, air, and learning, wears around his neck the "wind breastplate" ehecailacocozcatl, "the spirally voluted wind jewel" made of a conch shell. This talisman was a conch shell cut at the cross-section and was likely worn as a necklace by religious rulers, as they have been discovered in burials in archaeological sites throughout Mesoamerica, and potentially symbolized patterns witnessed in hurricanes, dust devils, seashells, and whirlpools, which were elemental forces that had significance in Aztec mythology... Quetzalcoatl was related to gods of the wind, of the planet Venus, of the dawn, of merchants and of arts, crafts and knowledge. He was also the patron god of the Aztec priesthood, of learning and knowledge.[9] Quetzalcoatl was one of several important gods in the Aztec pantheon, along with the gods Tlaloc, Tezcatlipoca and Huitzilopochtli. Two other gods represented by the planet Venus are Quetzalcoatl's ally Tlaloc who is the god of rain, and Quetzalcoatl's twin and psychopomp, who is named Xolotl."

Celtic - Andarta
"In Celtic polytheism, Andarta was a goddess worshiped in southern Gaul. Inscriptions to her have been found in southern France and in Bern, Switzerland.[1] The name has traditionally be translated as "Great/Big Bear", but a more critical analysis of the name in 2018 by linguist Blanca María Prósper offers the translation "Well-fixed, Staying firm", [2]"

Chinese - Monkey King
"Hoping that a promotion and a rank amongst the gods will make him more manageable, the Jade Emperor invites Sun Wukong to Heaven. The monkey believes he will receive an honorable place as one of the gods but is instead made the Protector of the Horses to watch over the stables, the lowest job in heaven. He rebels and proclaims himself the Great Sage, Equal of Heaven and sets the Cloud Horses free in vengeance. The Heavens are forced to recognize his title; however, they again try to put him off as the guardian of the Heavenly Peach Garden. When he finds that he is excluded from a royal banquet that includes every other important god and goddess, his indignation turns to open defiance. He steals and consumes Xi Wangmu's Peaches of immortality, Laozi's pills of longevity, and the Jade Emperor's royal wine, then escapes back to his kingdom in preparation for his rebellion. Sun Wukong later single-handedly defeats the Army of Heaven's 100,000 celestial warriors, all 28 constellations, four heavenly kings, and Nezha, and proves himself equal to the best of Heaven's generals, Erlang Shen."

Fijian - Daucina
"In Fijian mythology (Fiji), Daucina ("torchbearer") is the great god of seafaring Fiji. When Daucina was a toddler, he was only quiet when looking at a lamp. His mother tied fiery reeds to his head so that he would be calm. He has roamed the coral reefs with a hood on ever since.[1] He is a trickster and a patron of adulterers, and a seducer of women."

Hittite - Sauska
"Shaushka is interesting in that she uses her authority in matters of sexuality to mess around a little where she saw fit. Texts describe Shaushka as similar to Ishtar, as an ambiguous goddess who supervised conjugal love and harmonious relationships but, unpredictably, could turn love into a dangerous endeavor. Reliefs at Yazilikaya show the goddess twice: in one relief she is depicted with male gods and in another with the goddesses. According to Hittite texts about Shaushka of Lawazantiya: she is clothed like a man and like a woman, and has male attributes such as an axe and weapons. Sometimes this has been taken as a sign of her bisexual or androgynous character.[4]"

Native American - Coyote
"Coyote has been compared to both the Scandinavian Loki, and also Prometheus, who shared with Coyote the trick of having stolen fire from the gods as a gift for mankind, and Anansi, a mythological culture hero from Western African mythology. In Eurasia, rather than a coyote, a fox is often featured as a trickster hero, ranging from kitsune (fox) tales in Japan to the Reynard cycle in Western Europe. Claude Lévi-Strauss, French anthropologist proposed a structuralist theory that suggests that Coyote and Crow obtained mythic status because they are mediator animals between life and death.[1]"

Slavic - Veles
"Slavic god of earth, waters, forests and the underworld. His attributes are wet, wooly, hairy (bearded), dark and he is associated with cattle, the harvest, wealth, music, magic and trickery. Believed to be related to the Indo-European deity of Mitra, as well as the Norse deity Loki. According to reconstruction by some researchers he is the opponent of the Supreme thunder-god Perun.[2]:211–214 As such he probably has been imagined as a dragon, which in the belief of the pagan Slavs is a chimeric being, a serpent with a bear's head and drooping hairy ears... Veles, in the form of a huge serpent, slithers from the caves of the Underworld and coils upwards the Slavic world tree towards Perun's heavenly domain. Perun retaliates and attacks Veles with his lightning bolts. Veles flees, hiding or transforming himself into trees, animals or people..."

Turkish - Erlik
"In the myths of the Turkic and Mongolian peoples, Erlik was involved in the creation of humanity.[1] He slew the messenger-god, Maidere, and is a teacher of sin. He is sometimes represented by a totemic bear. In Turkic mythology, Erlik was the deity of evil, darkness, lord of the lower world and judge of the dead. He is known as the first of mankind, created by Ulgen. He wants to be equal to Ulgen, but is in a position inferior to him. Then he wanted to make his own land and was sent to the prison at the 9th layer of the earth and became opposed to the upper world, the realm of light."

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