The Left Hand Path is an opportunity for the creative and intelligent individuals that walk it to build their own unique path rather than do as mundanes who adopt pre-packaged religions and philosophies without thought or understanding. No walker of the LHP is the same, despite identifying with some category of the LHP such as Laveyan each will tend to be different from any other in the category.
The LHP is like a tailors shop, here are all the materials and designs such as narratives, ideas and symbols, then it is down to the individual to map, build and action their own unique clothing that becomes their personal philosophy.
My favoured philosopher which I build my own philosophy around is Heraclitus, who takes his ideas directly from observations of nature, although he did not have the benefit of the science we now have 2500 years later. Nature is my teacher, the best guide anyone can have. The story that becomes the bedrock of some of my ideas is the Garden of Eden, which can be traced back to the foundations of human civilisation in Sumeria.
I consider the Garden of Eden as the ideal state when the individual lives in harmony with nature. The apple tree is the symbol of nature. The apples are symbolic of wisdom born of experience, knowledge born of the senses, and reason born of following the patterns of nature. The serpent in the Garden of Eden is a dragon, since being Celtic I have an attachment to these maginificent noble creatures of myth. The dragon in the Garden of Eden represents the spirit of the best qualities of humanity including intelligence, creativity and nobility.
I have completed my move to a new home. In a month I shall plant an apple tree in the ground I have prepared for it, a special species of apple tree from a sacred island off Britain. Some walkers of the LHP have their altars, and I guess my living altar would be the apple tree that I shall plant in my garden.
Although I have yet to mark any particular event as special, it is hard to ignore events such as the Winter Solstice which leaves a visible impact of its passing in nature on the tides such as the Severn Bore, and being the shortest day of the year marking the turning point of the return of longer days.