Measuring Satanism by a different scale

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This is the symbol of chaos.  Those that walk the Left Hand Path such as Satanists are all aligned to chaos.  Those that are chaotically aligned will follow their own internal rules rather than the conformist rules of external authorities.

Everything in nature moves, evolves and changes through the opposition of two or more things, and thus this provides a way of measuring something based upon two opposites, for instance based upon the measure of temperature or activity.  The best measures are based upon something that is observable or demonstrated in nature, for instance how chaotic a thing is, rather than a subjective measure that exists only in the human mind such as how good something is.

People generally measure Satanism based upon a moralistic subjective scale of good and bad. In judgement of a rule, the individual measures if the individual is good or bad, for instance a Christian might judge an individual who practices witchcraft as bad because a rule in their holy book the Bible opposes witchcraft.  As the philosopher Heraclitus observes, all things in nature is good, but it is only humanity that divides all things up as good and bad.  Of course any action that falls outside of nature, such as an individual torturing a kitten for the fun of it, has to be measured in some way, which might be along the lines of teleology, which says if a process is in harmony with its natural purpose, it is good, and since the telos of life excludes torture of animals for the fun of it, this action is bad.

I suggest a better scale to measure those of the Left Hand Path is based upon the opposites of law and chaos.  Those that have read the Michael Moorcock books will be familiar with law and chaos alignments.  In nature the moon is lawful in that it moves in a predictable fashion, yet an electron is unpredictable making it chaotic.  Those that identify to the Left Hand Path are aligned to chaos, those that favor conformist group-minded religions such as the Mormons are lawful.  Some have tried to mix objective measures such as chaos-law with moral subjective measures such as good-evil, which is like mixing peas with custard, unworkable.

Those that judge based upon good and bad moral rules experience a challenge with me because I won’t sit easily in any moralistic framework.  On the one hand I delight in planting trees, installing nest boxes and feeding the birds; I have stopped the traffic to let hedgehogs safely cross the road, and picked up young birds sitting in the middle of the road to put them safely to the side; yet, I regularly break the law by riding my bike on pavements, through red traffic lights, without lights (people keep nicking my lights) and in places cycling is banned.  I will sit neatly in a chaos-law measuring framework in that I am not subject to external rules but my own, I am unpredictable and thrive in an anarchic environment.  Whilst people might debate about the creation and execution of something new such as AI, in an unknown situation, I will create and launch it and deal with the consequences afterwards, since I favour experience over theory.

It is a key measure of the nature of the Left Hand Path that those chaos-aligned individuals will follow their own internal rules rather than external authorities, and the lawful individuals such as Mormons will favor external authorities such as their church leaders, church, religious books and god.  Anyone can claim to be following the LHP, but they are easily discovered based upon chaos-lawful measures, a LHP individual is always aligned to chaos, following their own rules rather than that of external authorities.

In concluding, I would like to add that there exists a paradox.  Nature is the overall external authority, yet I tend to align my choices and actvity with the common patterns of nature, yet I say I favor my own internal rules over external authorities.  Nature and self are the same thing, reflections of each other, and all reason arises and ends in nature.  Inside, outside, above and below, everything is nature.  If the individual chooses to step outside of nature by unnatural action such as torturing a kitten, they have become unreasonable, they are outside of the common patterns of nature, they will get hammered one way or another for going outside of nature, since harming a kitten, harms the self, since all things are connected and reflect each other.  As Heraclitus says:

“The sun will not overstep his bounds, for if he does, the Erinyes, helpers of justice, will find him out.”

Those that push their hand into the fire will eventually learn what happens to those that step outside of the common patterns of nature, a reason why the human race is walking the path to extinction.

2017 will be a great year for the LHP

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2017 will become a major year of strength and growth in Satanism and the Left Hand Path.

2016 was a challenging year, but it was a year when the Left Hand Path grew in confidence, building a firm foundation for what will be a great year of growth in 2017.

On Islam and Islamic State

2016 was that year when religion swung to the extremes and seemed to infect all corners of this world.  The extreme face of Islam via Islamic State was exported by their lone wolves in terroristic outrages around the globe, assisting in part to a swing in many nations to nationalism and the security of their borders against a barbarian enemy that has no love of life.  Islamic State is the great disgrace of all of Islam, for most of these one billion Muslims have by their silence and meekness allowed this monster to become their voice and representative, presenting to the world Islam as a barbaric monster.

2016 was a good year for extreme Christianity

Christianity has benefited on the back of the advance of nationalism. The Russian Orthodox church is at the zenith of its influence under Putin, all rival religions including Satanism is under attack and being driven underground in Russia.  The extreme elements of Christianity have also come to power with Trump, and their influence will be felt throughout USA in 2017.

Reversals become opportunities for renewal for some LHP groups

Sect of the Horned God had a serious set back during 2016 when an arsonist destroyed their home and business.  Quietly rebuilding, 2017 will be a new strong beginning for the Sect.

The Greater Church of Lucifer had a fatal reversal when their founder and primary leader Jacob No, also known as Jacob Mckelvy, was found to be fraudulently using membership money to fund his own lifestyle and business.  Mckelvy left GCOL in disarray to become a born-again Christian, and the remaining leaders decided to start again with a new organisation known as the Assembly of Light Bearers.  Luciferians in 2017 have the opportunity to join a revitalised Luciferian group in the Assembly of Light Bearers that focuses on personal growth without the taint of religious dogma and fraud that sunk GCOL.

Satanic Temple evolves into a strong adversarial organisation

The growing pains of earlier years have in 2016 given way to a major force for change in Satanic Temple.  Probably now the largest Satanist group in the Left Hand Path, the Satanic Temple has been responsible for tens of thousands of individuals self-identifying as Satanists.  2016 has seen the opening of Satanist after-school clubs in the USA and multiple Satanic Temple branches around the world, including in the UK.

The Satanic Temple identifies between the left and the middle of the political spectrum, its main focus is political and social change against fascistic and religious elements that desire to replace diversity with a fixed dogmatic set of ideas.  The election of Trump and the religious Christian right in the USA has seen thousands of new members joining Satanic Temple, whose membership is in the tens of thousands.  2017 will become a massive battleground of ideas that will shake and transform the social, religious and political foundations of the USA, and Satanic Temple will be one of those groups on the frontlines of the great battles to come for the soul and destiny of the USA.

Some criticise Satanic Temple for being shallow in its philosophy, for it only has seven simple tenets, but this is a great strength for the group, for it is an activist group, and too much philosophy can be a hinderance to such groups.  It is expected that Satanists follow their own philosophy, and join Satanic Temple for the purposes of activism rather than religion.

Other Satanist groups embrace social media

Church of Satan has been noted for answering the challenge of a competitor in the Satanic Temple by vastly improving its social media activity and structures.  Likewise the UK-based Church of Rational Satanism replaced mediocre internet sites with a more professional look and activity, though too much marketing of its products has in my opinion an adverse impact upon it.  For any Satanist desiring to make an impact on the internet a strategy involving Twitter, Facebook and WordPress seems to be the way to go during 2017.

Order of Nine Angles culled its honor code

The parasitic wart on the backside of Satanism known as the Order of Nine Angles has been in decline for some years, and only now clings on in any meaningful way on places like 600club and a few WordPress blogs.  Largely a hocus-pocus jumbled mess of ideas and mumbo-jumbo clutter of ritualist nonsense run by a largely irrelevant idiot called David Myatt and a few dozen sycophants who post under a thousand internet pseudonyms, the ONA argued they are an advanced human species to the rest of humanity, which they only considered worthy of being murdered.

The ONA proudly argued that their honor code differentiated themselves from ordinary murderers, terrorists and criminals such as Islamic State, but complacency, stupidity and laziness by those at the heart of their collective caused them to cull their honor code, specifically on excluding children from their activities.  Their ONA writers have forgotten about their honor code on children, and have given their collective the nod to rape and murder children.  At least one key ONA member a Ryan Fleming is a UK registered sex offender.

There is war at the heart of the ONA, with some key members calling on the over-ripe banana David Myatt controlling the heart of the ONA to step aside.  Other former members of the ONA have put on record they have quit the collective.  What little reputation the ONA had as a sinister honor bound collective has largely been consigned to the trash can along with their honor code.

Hampstead Satanic Ritual Abuse hoax in retreat

After two years of struggle with Satan Hunters, those promoting a Satanic Ritual Abuse hoax in the heart of London, the so-called Hampstead SRA hoax, are in retreat with arrests and mental hospital sectionings.  2017 will probably see the end of this hoax, with multiple criminal and civil court proceedings against various Satan Hunters in both the UK and the USA.

Putting my philosophy in writing

My first Satanic goal of 2017 is to put in writing my own philosophy on a separate website to this blog.  A slightly different direction of this blog, whilst still retaining comment on international Satanism, is a more philosophical approach.  It appears from my blog statistics that my philosophical writings have attracted the greater interest from my readers.

I will be joining the Satanic Temple

The founding of a chapter of the Satanic Temple in London and their enthusiasm to battle Satanic Ritual Abuse hoaxes has been the deciding factor for my decision to manifest my second Satanic goal of 2017 to join Satanic Temple.  I am a passionate champion against SRA hoaxes, and for many years I have enjoyed manifesting my Satanic will in activism.  Anything that harms children seriously pisses me off, so Satanic Temple is a useful vehicle to fight in various causes that champions the liberties and wellbeing of children.  Since I follow my own philosophy the lack of dogma connected to Satanic Temple offers little conflict with my own ideas.  The London-based chapter of the Satanic Temple is currently discussing options for a campaign against Satanic Ritual Abuse in early 2017.

I wish all Satanists a successful 2017

Those that embrace what is healthy, positive and empowering follow the true path of Satanism, and I wish you all good health, success and prosperity in the year ahead.

People build personal philosophies in the LHP

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In my personal philosopy apples symbolise: wisdom born of experience; knowledge born of senses; reason born of following the patterns of nature.  This apple tree is a daughter of a sacred mother tree from a certain place, which is why I will pay a premium to obtain a sapling for my garden.

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.

Six Satanic Questions

Fellow Satanists have posted and answered six Satanic questions here and here.  I thought I would do the same.  What would your answers be to these questions?

Six Satanic Questions

Six Satanic Questions

1. How has Satanism changed me?

I feel liberated, Satanism broke the chains of slavery to restriction and external authority.  I learnt that good/evil were subjective judgements based upon a set of rules.  I learned to question, to see the difference between my values, ideas and rules and those of external authorities.  Satanism gave me a boundary between the sovereignty of individuality and the mindless slavery of group-minded mediocrity.  I was no longer encumbered by the emotional baggage of the approval, judgements and opinions of external authorities.  I could say “no” without feeling guilty or caring about what others thought if it was not in my interests to agree to a demand on my time, energy and money to assist someone else at the expense of my self.  Satanism motivates me to challenge limits, and transgress limiting boundaries that I or others impose upon me.

2. What is Satan to me?

I see Satan (and Lucifer) as being the faces of the same archetype that represents the best qualities of the human species.  In myth Satan, Lucifer, Prometheus and Enki are names of the same archetype, one who as a culture hero symbolised the human species in its rebellion against external authorities, be it a tyrant god such as Zeus or God, or against the wild hostile forces of nature.  In myth it was the human species that ate the forbidden fruit, and built the great Tower of Babel to be greater than God.  The archetypes such as Prometheus and Enki always championed humanity by stealing fire or other gifts from the external authority to give to mankind.  It is humanity who dares to defy death, create life and plough into the dark secrets of nature to spin a reality akin to a god.  Satan casts out the external authority, restriction and ignorance.  Each individual becomes Satan by embracing the black flame that is Satan, manifesting their will to action and their choice as sovereign authorities in their own lives in defiance of the restricting and conformist tyranny of the external authority.  By becoming Satan the individual becomes their own god, expressing the best qualities of humanity: wisdom (born of experience); knowledge (born of the senses); reason (coming to conclusions based on cause and effect, the probability of truth based upon common patterns that are observable, demonstrated or experienced in nature, society and self); creativity (the perception, building and action of patterns); and sustainability (action in harmony with nature.)

3. Am I going to hell?

It depends upon definitions of what hell is.  In some myths hell was seen as an underworld which all the dead go, akin to Hades, and depending upon the individual belief in life after death, this was the certain destination of all the dead.  Burning in everlasting fire, is referred to in Egyptian mythology, an ancient society built on group-minded conformity to an established state religion, that used the same fear of hell fire to instill obedience in their followers as do Christian authorities today.  Nobody who writes and speaks about the threat of burning in hell has ever seen or experienced such a place, so there is no empirical knowledge that they can hold as a truthful authority for their claims.  I define fire as alike to wisdom, which is born of the suffering of experience, so as Satanism is a path of wisdom, then fire is to the Satanist that water is to a fish.  The little evidence of life after death, such as the memory of children of past lives, suggests there is no such place as the fiery hell that the Christians like to terrorize the ignorant with.   The notion of burning in hell fire gained popularity in the middle ages with the production of Dantes Inferno, that gave a graphic visualization of hell as a place of torture, reflective of the love of pain and torture of their citizens by religious and state authorities in that barbaric age.  I doubt I will be burning in hell as the ignorant fear-mongering Christians claim.

4. Do you consider yourself good or evil?

I reject the moralistic definitions of good and evil, the subjective judgements based upon a set of rules as delusional.  I use an objective philosophy called teleology to determine if a thing or action is good or bad.  Teleology proposes that everything in nature has reason, so that all things have an ultimate design or end result that determines its function and nature, for instance a knife has the function or end state as cutting things.  Using teleology I can say a thing is good if it is able to carry out its function, and its action is good if that action allows or increases its function.  A blunt knife is a bad knife, because it is no longer functional; an action that blunts a knife is a bad action, because it impairs the function of the knife to cut things.  If a Satanist is following their own true nature, that is a good action, and they are being a good Satanist.  The nature or function of the Satanist is individualistic, so once they define their personal qualities of Satanism, they may determine the good and bad of their actions and individual Satanic state.

5. What do I think about other religions?

I consider a religion to be a worldview that defines the self, their world and the place of self in that world.  The religion can be both Left Hand Path or Right Hand Path, defined by if the individual retains their personal choice and will to action in that religion when challenged by an external authority.  I dislike stupidity, laziness and greed, so if a religion creates these traits in an individual, I become hostile.  I love and respect the religion that embraces wisdom, knowledge, reason, creativity and sustainability as part of its belief system.

6. What important lessons has Satan taught me recently?

Difficult to say, the Satanic path is a path of learning of multiple skills, insights and experience, involving bits of everything every day.  Certain themes emerge over time, for instance my love for the potential of AI to take over some of the functions of human society, such as the running of hospitals, since I am so appalled at the laziness, stupidity and greed that has made such hospitals a place of death and sickness rather than health.  Satan has made sustainability a major issue for me, for instance, if war is the reality of nature, I reject peace and balance as delusional in human society, so I am no longer fooled by the campaigns for peace by ignorant campaigners.  Satan has taught me to take a harsh and aggressive position with the stupid, I would wipe out Islamic State without any mercy; and the same use of independent AI technology to protect elephants, killing those that poach them.  Satan gave me the insight that places for wildlife must be set aside banning humans from entering them, protected by AI guardians.

Nature, Religion, Groups and Independent Satanism

The following are quick personal views on certain philosophical points:

Nature.

External to self, nature is the ultimate authority.  Nature is the sum of everything. All that has ever existed, does exist and will exist is part of nature. There is nothing beyond or outside of nature.  Nature is an information system.  The language of nature is mathematical, organized in patterns.  If there is one external authority worth working with it is nature. The only truth worth knowing is what is observed, demonstrated and experienced in nature.

Religion.

Satanic Temple, Greater Church of Lucifer and even the Church of Satan regard the branches of the Left Hand Path such as Satanism or Luciferianism as a religion.  There are many interpretations of what a religion is.  The current definition of religion by this writer is:

“An orientation that defines the self, the world and the place of self in the world. “

Based upon the above definition this writer considers Satanism as a religion.

Groups.

Nature consists of patterns, the human mind can convert those patterns into tools in which to manipulate the world.  The car, the State, the internet are all tools.  Groups such as Satanic Temple or the Greater Church of Lucifer are also tools.  For those that join groups, the challenge, is the tool or the self master in their own life? Satanic Temple is a tool for the individual to manifest their will as social-political activists in the issue of separation of Church and State, or the rights of minorities.  The Greater Church of Lucifer is a tool that offers the first viable international point of meeting of Luciferians to learn about the complex philosophies of Luciferianism.  For those that participate with groups, there is nothing wrong with using any tool to benefit the self, but once the tool becomes the master of self, then those individuals no longer walk the Left Hand Path, they have embraced the Right Hand Path outlook.

Independent Satanism.

The current personal definition of the Left Hand Path:

“The path where the individual retains personal sovereignty over their choices and will to action in all situations in their life.”

Satanism is a branch of the Left Hand Path.  The essence of Satanism is the individual, the self.  In Satanism there is no master but self in their own life.  The focus of Satanism is purely selfish, focused on satisfying the needs, dreams and goals of self.  Only the Independent Satanist truly expresses the authentic core of Satanism, which is the selfish self.

Satanism is not Luciferianism, for the Luciferian is motivated to benefit humanity through their individual activities, whereas the Satanist focus starts and stops with self.

Just as a child needs a parent to act as a “tool” to help them in the world, there is a time when the adult must let go of such tools and seek their destiny alone. The groups are tools that the Satanist can use to advance their goals, but if the Satanist desires to follow the path of Independent Satanism, they must reject all affiliation with Satanic groups.

Leaders of the Greater Church of Lucifer issue open letter

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Satanicviews plans to write posts on the issue of Left Hand Path as a religion and about LHP groups in the near future.  The Luciferians have in recent years attempted to formalize their philosophy through the vehicle of the Greater Church of Lucifer, their latest decisions and developments have been announced in their open letter as follows:

LETTER STARTS…

This is an open letter to the Luciferian, Left Hand Path, & Pagan Community,

Greetings,

We would first like to say that it has been an honor working with many of you over the past 2 years, during which we have seen not only the G.C.O.L community grow but, also the Left Hand Path & Pagan community as a whole.

Here are some of the great accomplishments that you all have helped us achieve over the past 2 years.

1. Greater Church of Lucifer has grown from an idea to launch a platform where Luciferian’s, Pagan’s, those just coming out of Monotheism or those walking on the Left Hand Path, new or experienced, could learn from one another, to an organization that has grown to include several U.S. state based chapters, a Canadian chapter, chapters in Spain, several chapters in South America and we currently have branches in every country in Central America .

2. We have laid the foundation of the Luciferian Doctrine, with the publishing of The Wisdom of Eosphorus.

3. We now have By-laws and an application process in which one can open a chapter in their own city, if none currently exist.

4. We have created a board of Directors (The Archon’s) and several other leadership positions that will help our organization grow and run smoothly.

5. We have made history by filing for tax exemption status as a Religious Organization. (Although, we are still going through the Federal process of filing our 501c3, which will take a little while longer before we are approved) This means Luciferianism is officially a religion and will soon be a recognized religion. This also means that all of your generous donations and future donations are tax exempt and may be claimed on your taxes.

6. We are also happy to announce that The Order of Phosphorus will be integrated into the GCOL, in order to give those that are interested in deep Luciferian study, as well as the Magickal Aspect of Luciferianism, an avenue to pursue their studies. (We will also be announcing another Order that will be integrated under the GCoL banner, in the near future)

7. On August 17, 2015 we signed the first lease in history for a Luciferian Church. A place that like minded people can meet, learn and study from one another. A place where we can revel in our similarities as well as our differences. A place where we share the knowledge and wisdom each of us have inside. A place where we do not have to hide or be afraid to share who we are and what we stand for, a place to meet like minded individuals, who share the similar values. A place we can all call a home.

Make no mistake, the signing of this first lease is a historical moment, not only for the GCoL, but for all those Pagan, Luciferian and Left Hand Path alike, and none of this could have happened without you, the GCoL Members. We are proud of our members and the strength and courage it takes to walk this path. We also know that change can only occur when people stand up and fight for their right to be individuals with opinions that are valued. No civilization throughout history began without individuals that were willing to take a stand for what they believe, with the follow through to make things happen. To make change in the face of adversity happen! These people were all Luciferian, whether they knew it or not.

Even though we have made all of these strides, we still have a long way to go. This is not the time to sit idle or sit on the fence with one foot on the other side. It will not be easy but then again, nothing worthwhile ever is, this is a time to stand together, to see the future of what can be, to support one another and push us into The New Luciferian Era.

Here are some things to consider:

1. We are going to have a GCoL opening weekend. This will occur on Oct. 30th-Nov. 1st. It will include the Building consecration ritual on Oct. 30th. The opening ceremony and 1st GCoL Meeting in the new building will occur on Oct. 31st followed by a luncheon and a festive night of activities at one of Houston’s premiere night clubs. On Nov. 1st we will have a discussion about our future and a closing activity. Allowing all those who travel from out of town the ability to leave by 12:30. (Michael W. Ford will be leading the self-Illumination Ceremony for all members that wish to participate in the ceremony during our first meeting. ** Please note that we would like to know in advance who would like to participate, so that we can make the appropriate preparations) More information about lodging and such will be released next week. Start making your preparations now, to attend this historic event as space will be limited.

2. Thanks to the wonderful donations you all have contributed to the GCoL, We were able to pay for the initial lease and many of the improvements necessary to make the building suitable for the esteemed current members as well as future members. We have also received donations of labor, décor, artwork etc. from many of the local members. A special thanks to Justin, Sabrina, Ivan, Michael, Jacob & Michelle for all your contributions. I can speak for myself when I say this has been a labor of love and am happy to have contributed.
However, we still need to raise money to finish furnishing the inside of the building. We are going to be having an auction to help raise these much needed funds. The auction will help pay for the following, a statue of Lucifer designed and cast just for the GCoL, New lighting fixtures, security system (to help avoid would be vandals) Area rugs, lighting and seating for back room, bookshelf for books to be studied in the back room, privacy window screens for the front of the building, furnishings for lobby area as well as the outdoors area in the back.
More information will come out about the auction within the next 2 weeks. The auction will include many items donated from prominent and influential people within the left hand path community. Many of these items will be one of a kind.

3. We still need to raise funds to build our own building. Our building donation fund is located on the GCoL web page.

4. If you would like to donate in other ways such as donated land or buildings that can only be used for the growth of the GCoL please contact any of the Archons via Facebook. Remember all donations are tax deductable and could save you quite a lot on your taxes.

Last but not least, the GCoL building is only the first of what we hope are many more buildings, here and around the world. I see people online and have talked to many on our path, about how they want to meet and discuss things with like minded individuals. Many feel alone and many didn’t know that there were so many of us out there until they found the GCoL. We are striving for a future, where we can build these much needed homes for everyone who has ever felt this way. We cannot fail if we come together as a community and family and support one another.

Again thank you all for your support and continued efforts in pushing us forward toward The New Luciferian Era.
~Sincerely, HopeMarie, Jacob, Michael, and Jeremy

…LETTER ENDS

International Left Hand Path Consortium 2016

Following on from previous successful LHP international events in Toronto (2012) and Indianapolis (2014) the main organizer Laurie Pneumatikos is now promoting the next event for 2016 in Atlanta promoted as the impressive sounding International Left Hand Path Consortium 2016.

From its humble amateurish beginnings it appears the LHP event under Laurie Pneumatikos has evolved into a well-organized professional event, with all the speakers and other aspects of such an event already in place months in advance of the event date of 8,9,10 April 2016.  The event in 2014 nearly collapsed, but was salvaged by last-minute support, proved a major success.  This time the event has been promoted with a professional looking website and a major social media campaign, attracting strong support from the Left Hand Path community.

The event seems to have attracted some controversy, because Pneumatikos had to pull out of organizing an event in Atlanta in 2015, resulting in an open letter being published on the 2016 event site.

The 2016 event includes a strong lineup of speakers covering a wide spectrum of the Left Hand Path, various workshops, artists, exhibitors, comedy, live music, rituals and a masked ball.  Tickets for the event are on sale priced $150.00.