The Black Flame resides in every living thing, it moves all life to live, grow and create. I define the end state of the Black Flame as manifesting my will to act and choice as master of my own life in any situation. The Black Flame is another word for power to make change in both the self and the environment in the material world. I can quantify the Black Flame by many measures: time; money; skills; fitness; knowledge; wisdom; relationships.
Three ways power is manifested
The manifestation of the power of the Black Flame is in three ways. Firstly, the giving or withdrawal of this power to a thing, such as casting of a vote in an election. Secondly, the sharing of this power with another, where both benefit, such as a bee gaining nectar from a flower, whereas the flower is pollinated by the bee. Thirdly, where through domination or submission, self or another have their power taken from them, such as when a rapist sexually abuses a child.
Society is built on predatory behavior
Human society is built on predatory behavior, where encouragement is given to one or the other party of a relationship to sacrifice their power, their will to act or choice to another. In the relationship between humanity and nature, it is about domination, control and exploitation of nature, rather than harmony in shared power with nature. The end state of the war of domination of nature by humanity is the dramatic decline of mostly all the animal species across the globe, an alarming fact I discovered repeatedly on visiting animal after animal at a zoo. When the predator rapes the child, the power in that child is broken, perhaps for ever. Nothing but ruin, misery and famine is born from the denial of power of others or self in a relationship. Power needs to move to and fro from two opposites to benefit all, the denial of one side power in a relationship is like removing the wall so that the ball cannot return on the rebound, power lost to the abyss of entropy.
The ideal state of power is one shared by all parties
The ideal state of power is shared, where all sides move in a way none are denied their will to act and choice, where there is no slave-master, where shared power becomes greater than even the sum of the parties involved. Imagine the difference of a hound and its owner working together in a mutually beneficial activity compared to the effort expended through violence and fear to make a hound do a thing, that wiped out the power of the hound the choice and will to act of its own agency.
Notions of predatory behavior lead to the end state of human extinction
If the Satanist values power and liberty, these qualities are a two-way process, or all become the loser. If this situation continues where one side must benefit on the basis of another losing their power, the fish and bees will vanish, the hungry will strike down every pillar of human civilization just to feed themselves, and everything and everyone will fall into extinction and ruin. The Satanist that blinds themselves to these obvious end states by foolish notions that they must be the predator where others and nature must always be the prey and loser, only gladly dance the tune of human extinction.
What are your views on the Black Flame and power?