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General LHP Discussion / Re: Revolutionary Ideation and LHP
« on: March 19, 2019, 10:09:35 pm »
Quote from: Etu Malku
I have spoken about these beliefs until I was blue in the face . . . I'm not sure whether discussing it any further will do any good on either side.

I often sound like a "broken record", but don't see a problem in re-iterating one's understandings otherwise they tend to get buried. It would be difficult for a newcomer to drudge through the 8000+ posts on this site for example.

Our main statement uses the phrase "Self-Directed Self-Evolution" which seems in agreement with your definition of the Western Left-Hand Path. (The forum header uses the more generic term "Left-Hand Path" as to not get into specifics.)

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General LHP Discussion / Re: Revolutionary Ideation and LHP
« on: March 18, 2019, 03:00:48 pm »
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1. If you had to describe your relationship with the ruling powers of your society as you understand them, would you say that you are aligned with them, opposed to them, or indifferent to them?

I guess it depends on whether I or they are to blame for my successes and failures. Nobody ever said life was fair, so I think the buck ultimately stops with me.


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2A. If you are aligned with them, is it in an active or a passive way? In other words, are you be willing to offer resources in support of the ruling powers and elites (aka Funding, Political Action, Military Service, arguing on their behalf) or not?

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2B. If you are opposed to them, is it in an active or passive way? In other words, are you willing to engage in taking definite revolutionary action (undermining their influence, funding revolutionary movements, exposing state secrets, and speaking against them) - or not? (Passive revolutionary- will offer support when the revolution comes along, but doesn’t play a roll in actually brining it about)

Either way I'm passive, I don't throw Molotov Cocktails or block traffic. My "military" career ended with a second degree in the Boy Scouts and a collection of various patches and merit badges, lol.


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3. Do you think that citizens live in fair and equitable circumstances under the current ruling powers?

Like it or lump it, the stratification between rich and poor remains in full effect. Attempts to correct the imbalance only seems to increase it.


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4. Do you think a better system than the current one could be created in terms of the welfare and circumstances provided to the citizen? If so, what do you think the chances are of this coming about?

Quote from: Captian Picard
"We have eliminated hunger, want, the need for possessions. We’ve outgrown our infancy, money doesn’t exist in the 24th century."

Well it's a nice fantasy. We won't be around along enough to experience this sort of utopia, if it's even possible given human nature.


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5. How long do you think the power structure of your society will last before being destroyed or reformed into something radically different?

This depends on how well the government and military can do in terms of maintaining control.


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6. Whether you are in alignment with, opposed to, or indifferent to the ruling powers of your society, do you think that political violence is ever justified or necessary to advance these views?

I live near Ferguson and other places where many protests ensued. Usually we live and let live, but occassionally must live and let die. When it comes to the latter I prefer more intelligent, clandestine, and subtle approaches over "burn this bitch down".


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7. In your experience, does LHP ideology push people in one direction or the other (in terms of evaluation of political leadership). Alternatively, has it done so for you?

I tend toward LaVey's concept of the "third side alternative", in that there are not necessarily two sides to every issue. I rarely choose between Home Depot and Lowe's, for favor of the smaller local hardware stores.

I won't make a blanket statement, but the likes of us seem to be very liberal in terms of personal choices. When it comes to life being fair, it is not, and I think people form their political alignments accordingly.


:angry: Note: I prefer avoiding political talk, but as it seems unavoidable on this thread, I'll let it slide as long as everyone uses discretion to avoid it devolving into a disrepectful bitchfest. Otherwise I'll have to lock it, thank you.

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Both editions against purple. :) Congrats on the new release.


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Setianism / Re: Ursa Major hanging over my new home (using SkyView)
« on: March 15, 2019, 02:24:01 am »
Despite living in a large city, both the Ursa Major and Orion constellations are particularly prominent here. The red color of the supergiant Alpha Orionis comes across good, which I understand to be around 1000 times the diameter of the Sun. I can also see Cassiopeia and the Pleiades pretty well on occasion.

It's fascinating how people in ancient times formulated so much symbolism through literally "connecting the dots" of the night sky.

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Satanism / Re: Can one worship Satan and other pantheons?
« on: March 12, 2019, 12:08:48 pm »
@king_gimpy The Lord of Darkness represents freedom to me also, as well as personal evolution and power. Nothing wrong with worshiping that.

Edit: I'll add that I think people should choose the default position that works the best for them in terms of making the most out of this short life, I've almost kicked the bucket several times.

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Lounge / Re: Hello
« on: March 09, 2019, 02:12:55 am »
Seems you have a nice book collection going. I want to get a printed copy of The Command to Look sometime. One of my former employers was an excellent photographer, and though did not mention that book by name, he employed the techniques within and won plenty of contests.

Aquino's Black Magic is one of my favorites as well as MindStar. Anyway, welcome to our forum, use it as you may.

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General LHP Discussion / Re: Left Hand Path Quotes
« on: February 28, 2019, 05:58:09 pm »
Concerning the Pentagram, I knew of a few Phi ratios but not this many. It's a fucking awesome symbol in so many ways to me.

Edit: I think I found the book, seems like a fascinating one. Found an Amazon link:

https://www.amazon.com/Divine-Proportion-Mathematical-Beauty-Mathematics/dp/0486222543

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General LHP Discussion / Re: suicide
« on: February 25, 2019, 01:36:20 pm »
I get what you're saying, and I don't know the actual circumstances. Sometimes we are unfortunate consequences of an unfortunate world.

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General LHP Discussion / Re: suicide
« on: February 25, 2019, 08:18:53 am »
I know he committed suicide, but as to the reasons why, the logic evades me. He was a kick-ass musician, what more could he have accomplished if he backed off the extremism a bit and thought things through. Honestly, suicide seems like a pussy way to avoid having to deal with the ordeal of life through which we reach higher states of being. Gotta take the good with the bad.

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Satanism / Re: What has Satanism done for your life?
« on: February 21, 2019, 05:03:51 pm »
Quote from: Cabshear
I have accomplished so much that I actually spend less time in the Ritual Chamber and more time putting my Will into other tasks that contribute to my greater goals.

I can relate to this and will attempt to provide an abstract analogy. The Blackbird's turbojets were started with V8 car engines, and used a primer fuel called triethylborane. My father knew one of the pilots, and said the machine would literally leak fuel until it reached altitude which sealed up the leaks. The result of all of this strangeness was in flying at a very high altitude while achieving a speed several times the speed of sound.

Likewise ritual magic can shatter mental barriers and propel one into their own "stratosphere" at high-velocity. Greater Magic is a tool we can always use to "refuel the plane", but I mostly operate through more direct means such as Lesser Magic.

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Music / Black Metal
« on: February 19, 2019, 07:06:07 am »
A couple of recent recommendations from @Inlustratus to kick things off:






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Lounge / Re: What are you doing right now?
« on: February 15, 2019, 11:44:09 am »
Just freed up a shitload of space on the server.

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Entertainment / Re: Today I Learned...
« on: February 11, 2019, 09:48:32 am »
TIL the term "Flexitarian", which I guess means a balance between meat/veggies. The real question is who comes up with these buzzwords? Well I have a definition anyway:

I'll eat whatever the goddamned Hell I want.

:mrgreen:



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General LHP Discussion / Re: Are humans inherently selfish?
« on: February 10, 2019, 01:11:18 pm »
One of the best posts from @Setamontet :
http://orderoftheserpent.org/forum/index.php?topic=518.msg4437#msg4437

In my view, intelligent decisions are based on context rather than faith, so I think you are correct in your assessment.



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Entertainment / Re: Today I Learned...
« on: February 10, 2019, 03:58:02 am »
TIL I probably should try to make more green. :mrgreen:

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