Does the Left Hand Path need buildings?


For most who identify with the Left Hand Path having a proper building to meet is unnecessary, undesirable and expensive.  As the Luciferians discovered with their building in Texas, such buildings attract trouble from Christians.

When the Luciferians founded the Greater Church of Lucifer, they took up a lease in a town called Old Town Spring in Texas USA, a building to meet and have events.  The building was attacked by Christians on several occasions, the Christians harrassed the landlord enough to cause him to evict GCOL from the building.

The Satanic Temple recently encountered an internet call to burn down their headquarters in Salem USA, and was attacked shortly after by a man who was arrested after damaging the building.

I have encountered a large number of members of the Left Hand Path who think that a building to meet in like the Christians is a desirable thing.  I say this is misguided.  When the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great made the Christian religion the official religion of the Roman world, the Christians made it a virtue to destroy the buildings of rival religions for the last 1700 years.

Buildings cost lots of money to own, rent and maintain.  Expensive security is required, as Christians will attack any LHP building.  Even though the Satanic Temple has caused the population of the Left Hand Path to double in recent years, those that identify with our path are thinly spread across the globe, thus having buildings is unsustainable and unwise.  Only the Satanic Temple has the concentrations of members in certain locations to afford and justify having a building in locations such as Salem.

If there is enough members in a location, it justifies the hire on an hourly rate some room or hall at a venue to meet.  Nobody has to say the meeting is for Satanists, call it a philosophy meeting or some other terminology that avoids anxiety in a non-LHPer.  Numbers are often small enough at most locations that those that identify with the LHP can meet in each other’s homes.

It is important to educate the world about the positive authentic points of the Left Hand Path, but when those of like-mind meet together it is neither necessary or desirable to tell Christians where the meeting places are, for this always attracts harrassment and attack from Christians.

I love the idea of the ancient Epicurean philosophers who met together in their homes in beautiful gardens such as the Villa of the Papyri in Herculaneum as friends, sharing their philosophy over food and drink.

As the Left Hand Path places self as the centre of the personal worldview, having a building dedicated to the religion encourages the focus away from self to the building instead, which is one of the first steps to creating a Right Hand Path type of religion that places focus of the group as more important than self, a challenge that is encountered with organised religions such as Islam and Christianity.


Hoaxtead and Me


In life, new paths demand travel companions separate to walk down different paths.

Back in 2014 I began a fight against a fiction of Satanic Ritual Abuse when a massive hoax sprang up in Hampstead London that hurt many people.  I teamed up with a group of activists from a variety of backgrounds and specialisation to combat the Hampstead SRA Hoax through a blog called Hoaxtead Research.

The Hampstead SRA Hoax is largely defeated, the legal system has slowly been catching up with criminal and civil damages actions against various promoters of this hoax.

When the Satan Hunter Rupert Wilson Quaintance IV was arrested and jailed for harrassing and stalking innocent victims in Hampstead, I retired from the fight.  However, when The Satanic Temple suffered threats to burn down their building in Salem USA and Lucien Greaves their leading spokesperson had his Twitter account suspended for protesting these Twitter threats against The Satanic Temple, I became embroiled in another fight with the Satan Hunters.

I have no desire to play superhero rescuing the world from its own sickness, yet I recognise I am unable to stop from fighting Satan Hunters who are attacking my religion.

The Hampstead SRA Hoax has run out of steam, and so everyone involved in Hoaxtead are looking for a new direction, a new role to fill an increasingly less necessary goal of fighting a dead hoax.  Hoaxtead is evolving towards a new role of becoming a scholarly resource against the myth of Satanic Ritual Abuse.  I personally feel like a mammoth who realises its time is over as a new climate takes hold.

I feel the greatest weapon against fictions of Satanic Ritual Abuse is to offer an alternative narrative of Satanism, rather than the fantasy that my religion is only interested in harming animals and children in slavish devotion to some entity.  It would be great to know that when new generations of society think about Satanism, they associate the religion with planting trees, furthering liberty and science, rather than the backward stories of harming living things.  This strategy is only viable through the deeds of those that belong to the Left Hand Path.

There is a divergence in the road, most of the activists of Hoaxtead are not of the Left Hand Path, many of them have been uncomfortable working with Satanists during the long fight against the Hampstead hoax.  Our common foe is defeated and now we find our new roles won’t work in harmony, for only Satanists can promote the positive narrative of Satanism, and this new strategy will be unhelpful to the new direction that Hoaxtead is carving out.

There are no disagreements or conflicts between me and Hoaxtead, rather a melancholy sadness of the growing realisation that I no longer fit in with the evolution of Hoaxtead, and they with the strategy that I will follow.

Most of Hoaxtead have no connection to Satanism, and when the Satan Hunters say Hoaxtead are all Satanists, it must be challenging for some of the activists of Hoaxtead.  Likewise it is difficult to launch an effective Satanic strategy when there are non-Satanists on the team.  Separate, each plays to their own strengths without inhibiting the other, thus the Satan Hunters are easier to challenge.

On Satanic love and relationships


Until recently I was a pure misanthrope who hated humanity, and thus placing relationships low on my list of priorities.  Then my cat died of cancer, and having been tricked by this cat into an experience of loving this cat, and it loving me in return, my worldview was ripped apart. 

Love and relationships suddenly became a high priority.  For years I had rejected the whole concept of friendship, everyone was considered an associate, never a friend.  I told a number of people they were not my friend, which must have hurt them a great deal.  Today, I made amends to one of those people, met them in a coffee shop, and corrected my error, saying they are my friend, which for them meant a lot.

Quality relationships according to scientific studies are the single most important thing to have for good health and a long life.  Quality relationships, which they say should be at least three or more relationships, is about face-to-face relationships rather than internet versions, encouraging the production of health-giving hormones such as dopamine and oxytocin in the body.

I identify with the philosophy of Epicureanism, which was popular 300 years either side of the reign of Roman Emperor Augustus, approx 600 years in total.  The only issue that stopped me from adopting Epicureanism was over relationships.  Epicureans considered the ideal state was “ataraxia” that is, a tranquil contented mind, with an emphasis on quality relationships.  My recently deceased cat practiced the art of seeking ataraxia every day of its life, it seems pleasure-seeking cats have a lot they can teach humanity.

Some people wrongly think Epicureanism is about hedonism, getting roaring drunk with mates at the local bar on a Friday night, rather it has more in common with talking with a friend about personal challenges of day-to-day living over a coffee in a coffee shop.

A new Satanic Ritual Abuse organisation emerges in UK


The myth of Satanic Ritual Abuse in the UK gets a boost with a new organisation to promote it called the Fresh Start Foundation.

The fiction of Satanic Ritual Abuse in the UK has been boosted by the forming of a new organisation to promote it called the Fresh Start Foundation.

The Hoaxtead campaigning blog against SRA fictions identified Fresh Start as a front organisation for pushing the SRA narrative under the guise of campaigning against child abuse during their investigation of the group.  Fresh Start is run by some who have promoted discredited SRA fictions such as Hampstead and the Hollie Grieg hoaxes in the UK, using these narratives to push its agenda.

Fresh Start was set up in 2017 as a limited company in the UK, details here, with their own website, here.  Fresh Start is running a spring 2018 campaign to promote the SRA narrative at locations around the UK.

Fresh Start has been attacking independent inquiries into child abuse and other anti-child abuse organisations as it seeks to push the fiction of Satanic Ritual Abuse as the primary focus of all anti-child abuse campaigning in the UK.

The death of a cat

caring for living things

Satanists celebrate life.

They say we Satanists hurt animals and have no feelings for the lives of living things, in reality Satanists love life, and the lives of living things.

I lost a friend today, a cat.  Of the millions of cats in this world, it was my special cat, my friend, and to the mind of this cat, I was the favourite human in its life.  I knew the cat four years, it was semi-feral, a rescue cat that as a kitten had been booted out of its home to live outside in the raw elements because the family were concerned about cat diseases impacting their new-born baby.  At nine months old it had a litter of kittens, way too young, that impacted its strength, and lived half its life mistreated and neglected.  The cat to the end of its life prefered the outside, forced indoors only when the weather was cold and wet.

As I have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD) relationships are never easy, it is difficult to keep my focus and motivation on relationships which are generally boring but require a lot of effort to maintain.  Most people give up on me, but this cat was persistent, never taking no for an answer, it went the extra mile, and established itself as part of my life.

My relationship with the cat was challenging, the cat would easily get upset, I was always complaining about it.  Grumpy, annoying, it would often try to sit on my computer or business paperwork when I was trying to work, it damaged one computer.  Always begging me for food, dribbling, throwing up, sharing its fleas with me, cat hair everywhere, and bringing in mud all over my paperwork.  Very demanding for attention, always at the wrong time.  It pushed me beyond despair.  Many were the sieges and battles of will that we had.

The Satanic ideal that the individual is the overall master in their life, was seriously undermined by this cat.  Only twice did I shout at the cat, to protect fledgling birds, and when it damaged a computer.  In 15 years of life, the four years of my association with this cat must have been a happy time for it, I went out of my way to look after the needs of the little creature.

Today, I lost my friend.  The cat had cancer, it was put to sleep.  I am distraught.  It is like a light went out in my life.  The needs of the cat was simple: food; warmth; comfort; grooming.  We who have ADD/ADHD find it challenging to give attention to other living things, because they are not interesting enough, but this cat worked with single-minded focus to break through my barrier to satisfy its simple needs, despite my resistance and complaints.  The cat became part of my life journey.

The Satanic path is a lonely path, but for four years, I had this cat on the journey.  Now I am alone, the cat is gone.  I have no regrets, I and the cat had a fruitful time together.  I will care for no other animal or cat again, ADD/ADHD people such as I do not have the focus or motivation needed to care adequately for living things.  If there is one thing I shall take with me as I move forwards alone, it is the memory of a persistent cat that never took no for an answer, to apply that attitude to my own life, especially against my own private hell that is ADD/ADHD.

Attack on Satanic Temple HQ in Salem USA


Satanic Temple HQ in Salem USA has been attacked leading to an arrest.

Further from my post yesterday on Tweets encouraging attacks on Satanic Temple property which unjustly caused the suspension of the Lucien Greaves Twitter account, someone apparently has acted upon the calls to attack Satanic Temple HQ in Salem leading to property damage and an arrest.


Lucien Greaves on Facebook said:

“Today a man came to our headquarters in Salem smashing one of our outlet covers and apparently looking for a way inside. When we confronted him, he threatened us with what appeared to be a sharpened screwdriver. He is now in custody.

Of course, this comes only a day after news outlets reported upon my Twitter ban, noting that my ban is result of my outcry against Twitter’s refusal to take action upon direct threats to the Salem TST headquarters property. I have no way, right now, of knowing what directly inspired this man’s actions today, but I do know that when threats of violence against us seem to have the sanction of social media mega-giants, delusional would-be heroes against an imaginary Satanic Cult Conspiracy are likely to feel emboldened. When the public is aware that threats of violence against The Satanic Temple are not considered “real” threats, merely because of who we are, should we be surprised if some people come to believe that actual violence against us is perfectly acceptable?”