I’ve been struggling with the label of what exactly I do. On the surface, I work with Satan and some darker beings, so it looks like the left-hand path and black magick. And yet, I do believe in the flow of the Universe, and that this can be a great aid to us. I do not believe in opposing the Universe.
And while many black magicians say that the left-hand path alone sees every person as their own god, the Book of the Law itself, in Thelema, says: “Every man and every woman is a star” (AL I:3), and “There is no law beyond Do what thou wilt” (AL III:60).
In other words, I think the distinction is too simplistic.
I mean, when I was at the Gnostic Mass last Friday, there was a mention of Baphomet in the Gnostic Creed. So Satan is definitely present in Thelema.
At first I feared I’d be out of place in Thelema. But after attending this group, I found that nothing could be further from the truth. I found that I was welcomed with open arms.
I find on the LHP that there is a fear of what is considered RHP, such as Thelema, and as a result people tend to have many misconceptions. Just as the traditional RHP fears and demonizes the LHP, so the LHP also seems to fear and “demonize” (ironic term I know) the RHP.
I find I want to move beyond such dualities. In many ways, Satanism is not far different from Thelema, just perhaps getting off on being more “radical” or edgy.
Certainly to some I’d seem very dark. To others I’d seem rather light. It’s all relative in the end. Light and Dark are just two sides of the same coin—two ends of the same continuum.
I’ve been increasingly calling what I do “natural magick”. It’s magick to get results, but without any superfluous elements. It’s the realization that you can do what you will, indeed that you must do what you will, and the steps you take to execute that will.
For nearly 4 years now, I’ve been focused on how to get real, practical results. Feeling good is important—being happy is important—but we are creators. We want to live the life of our choosing, and I’ve endeavored to discover the most efficient, streamlined ways of creating that life.
I am getting into some other rituals, such as the Gnostic Mass last Friday, and some private rituals as well that come from Thelema. But these are universally for the advancement of my own spiritual evolution, not for achieving some result.
I’ll be sharing my perspective on some of these rituals, but I doubt whether they will ever be my main focus here on Dark Ascent.
Instead, I’ll continue to focus on getting results, and the best way of doing this, which currently I’m calling natural magick.
Natural magick looks quite a bit like the law of attraction, though in my opinion it goes beyond it in several vital ways. However I won’t get into that today. The purpose for this message was simply to define and clarify where I am and how I intend to focus in the future.
I’m happy to answer questions if you have them. Feel free to comment and let me know!
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