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.

On walking the crooked path

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The Satanist is the individual who walks the crooked path in life.

Given the choice between the path from A to B that is safe and half the distance of the alternative crooked path that is double distance twisting through dangerous ravines, caves, rivers, forest and mountains populated by numerous bandits, wild animals and treacherous weather, the normal mundane person chooses the safe path; the Satanist chooses the crooked path.

The Satanist stands separate from the majority because in their choice of walking the crooked path they are in ever-changing, unexpected and adverse conditions. The crooked path is an undiscovered land that is unsafe, unknown and surprising. The Satanist learns quickly that they are on their own relying upon their own wits, abilities and agency for success or failure in their journey.

The mundane chooses the safe path which is known, secure and pre-packaged. The mundane sleep-walks through life: school; college; 9-5 job; mortgage; house; car; wife; two kids; retirement; death in a dull monotonous fashion of routine and certainty. The billions of mundanes walks a pre-packaged life already mapped out for them, predictably following the manipulations of dull-minded rulers whose only difference from the ruled is they are privileged by inherited wealth and power, but are as mundane as the ruled.

The Satanist chooses the crooked path because their journey is a process, their focus is in the present upon the steps in the journey rather than the end goal. In contrast the mundane has their mind always upon the goal rather than the steps in the journey towards the goal, they either have their heads in the past or the future, never in the present. Once the mundane achieves their goal, their mind fixates upon another goal, so they never enjoy the experience in the present, the steps in the journey towards goals. Life is a process, never a goal.

Because the crooked path is adverse and challenging, the Satanist gains wisdom through experience and knowledge through the senses. The Satanist is forced to follow the rules of nature to survive, and thus they gain reason, which only exists in nature. When life throws up unexpected adverse challenges, the Satanist is best able to overcome challenges because they have evolved the ability and hardy mind to deal with adversity.

Since the start of November 2016 I have been besieged by an army of adverse challenges. The mundane might answer such a situation with drugs, a therapist, Jesus or screaming blame on others for their adverse situation. I, the Satanist, the agent of my own success and failure dug in for a siege. By creativity, luck, strategy and hard work this Satanist overcame challenges and captured unexpected opportunities. For this Satanist, the future is gathered in fog, unknown and uncertain, and so this is a journey of the moment, steps along the road to adventure and mystery.

Church of Satan throws tantrum about journalists

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Church of Satan is increasingly becoming the dodo of Satanism, an irrelevancy waiting to go extinct.

A stark difference between the Satanists of Church of Satan and Satanic Temple is that the Satanic Temple are experts in working with journalists.  Either Satanic Temple is creating or seizing opportunities to promote themselves and their causes, which is why they are generating news every week.  In contrast Church of Satan has lost touch with reality and the media, they prefer to hide behind an elitist detached image, referring journalists to their website rather than offering relevant comments to media enquiries.

On the election of Trump as US President the journalists of Rooster approached both Satanic Temple and Church of Satan for comment.  Satanic Temple gave Rooster plus other journalistic outlets plenty of quotes, which became the headline story of thousands of Satanists joining Satanic Temple in reaction to Trump.  Church of Satan either are stupid or ignorant about handling journalists: rubbed the journalists up the wrong way with their arrogance; failed to give comment to specific questions; made it hard for journalists to get information they requested; and worse, made no efforts to control the story, leaving the journalists to write their own narrative based upon a referral to the Church of Satan website.

There is no surprises that Rooster wrote an article that pasted Satanic Temple in positive ways, and gave a story about Church of Satan which was not to their liking.  One of the problems of Church of Satan is their secrecy and aloofness, which makes them unattractive to the media and potential recruits.  Satanic Temple is approachable and open to both media and recruits, and day by day become the face of Satanism to the world, whilst Church of Satan is slowly forgotten and pushed into insignificance.

On issues such as Satanic Ritual Abuse, Anton Lavey preferred in his later years to avoid challenging false narratives against Satanism, whilst those outside of Church of Satan picked up the fight.  Satanic Temple has since its inception been a keen fighter against SRA.

In their ranting article against Satanic Temple and journalists Church of Satan said:

“—the feeling evoked when watching someone make a fool out of themselves while just sitting back to watch the whole thing play out..”

And this is a central problem for Church of Satan, fools who prefer to watch others manifest their Satanism whilst Church of Satan slide into irrelevant obscurity.

Trump election causes membership surge in Satanic Temple

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Politically to the left the Satanic Temple has an inclusive approach to membership which contributed to a new membership surge after Trump was elected US President. 

With over 50,000 members before Trump was elected, the Satanic Temple has enjoyed a major surge in membership after getting thousands of enquires within 36 hours of Trump winning the US presidential election.

Satanic Temple politically is liberal, becoming the left wing of the Satanic religion.  Satanists who are politically right wing tend to be part of organisations such as Church of Satan and post on LHP forums such as 600club.

With Trump visibly moderating his positions on matters such as prosecuting Hillary Clinton and on Obamacare, Satanists are waiting to see what Trump does before deciding their own positions relative to Trump and his Republican government.

I never celebrate Christmas

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There are better ways to spend my time and money rather than on consumer Christmas.

It is around 46 days until Christmas Day, I am reminded of this when I visit most shops which push into my face their merchandise with the Christmas theme.  Despite the enormous social pressure I have a militant position of refusing to celebrate Christmas in any form: no cards; no gifts; no decorations; no parties.  I am the reincarnation of Scrooge in the Charles Dickens novel A Christmas Carol. 

Most people around me have been informed of my position on Christmas, even if many of them are unaware I am a Satanist.  For many this position is a challenging one to maintain against social pressures from family, work and friends, I formerly compromised by marking the period as a celebration of Winter Solstice rather than Christmas Day.

As a Satanist it is a nonsense that I should celebrate a Christian festival, I have serious issues over the whole concept of Christmas.  This festival leaves me cold, it embraces so many things that I despise and hate.

I am not a materialistic person, this day marks the avalanche of consumer greed on an epic scale, too many unwanted gifts that will become unloved, broken and discarded in landfill.  The huge waste of food, people contributing to the destruction of their health, using their body like a prostitute in cramming in food and drink to make them feel sick and unwell.  The stress of putting up decorations, preparing food and drink, buying gifts, and hosting events for ungrateful people, including people they hate, simply for the sake of seeking approval.  The unnecessary burden of entering into debt.  The hypocrisy of remembrance of the homeless, lonely and poor for one day out of 365 days.

This is the period I wish to get away from the crazy consumerism, stupidity and hypocrisy, to embrace simpler pastimes such as walking through the Forest of Dean, or amongst ancient standing stones in Avebury, or the land of fire and ice in Iceland.  Spiritually I turn to nature, since the consumerist excesses of Christmas makes me feel ill.  Nature is pure, simple, healthy and harmonious, a time where I recharge my batteries.  My body, mind and bank account remains healthy come New Year.

Satanists in the military

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Lt. Col. Michael Aquino is the best known Satanist who served in the military with distinction.

Forces TV a media outlet for the UK military in March this year ran an article on a Satanist member of the Church of Satan who worked in the British navy.  Chris Cranmer had his religion and right to practice as a Satanist in rituals on navy ships registered in 2004 including a Satanic ritual for his burial at sea if he were to be killed in action.

At the time politicians, admirals and Christian religious figures complained, but Cranmer has been recognised for his work ethic and promoted to a position in the Military of Defence.

The UK military has a vigorous selection policy which weeds out those unsuited to a role in the military, but for those with the right skill set and attitude, their religion of Satanism would not bar them from service or promotion in the military.  The UK laws also now protects Satanists from discrimination based upon their religion.  Generally those that have issues with Satanists in the military are pandering to subjective folk tales that cast Satanism in a negative light based upon Christian and Hollywood stereotypes.

In the US military Michael Aquino rose to the rank of Lieutenant colonel, and made a significant contribution to military intelligence philosophy despite Christian evangelists working hard to destroy his career.

The few individuals who do publically identify themselves in the military as Satanists have proven to be excellent and dedicated military officers, and have a good track record in their careers.  Indeed, the military would benefit from a study of the qualities of Satanists that make them excellent military officers, then make greater efforts to recruit them to the services.

Satanism as a process of activity

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Rainbows are an example of entelechy, which is a process of motion that is moving to completion, but paradoxically is complete.  Satanism is another form of entelechy.  It is worth considering what process of motion to manifest Satanism to pursue each moment of the day.

Entelechy is a word in philosophy that expresses an idea, a paradox of something complete but which is at the same time in a process of action to completion.

In nature is the rainbow, a final state of completion, but is maintained by an ongoing activity of the interaction of rain and sunlight.  Once the motions of sunlight and rain ends, the rainbow vanishes.  The rainbow is an example of entelechy.

Consciousness and aliveness is an entelechy.  The neurons of the brain are firing every moment giving rise to consciousness.  The parts of the body is in motion such as the heart at every moment, giving rise to a sense of aliveness in the body.  If ever the motions of heart or brain neuron ceases, so will consciousness and aliveness in the individual.

The true artists describe their art as a process rather than the end products, which is why some might destroy their artwork without much concern.  What these true artists describe is an entelechy, a process of activity that is completing and working to completion.

Satanism is an entelechy, a process of action that will go on until the individual dies.  To define what Satanism means to the individual is variable from individual to individual, but a starting point would be to consider it as a process of motion.

I describe my own process of Satanism as a continued pursuit of wisdom born of experience, of knowledge born of senses and reason born of following the patterns of nature.  From reason, senses and experience, all other things manifest in my Satanism, for instance those in power who desire to enslave me will always attack my process of following senses, expereince and reason, and in this I quickly can identify the parasites from those that empower me.

It is worth considering what processes of motion the individual can manifest every moment of the day, and use this as the foundation of their Satanism.

A Satanist living in two worlds

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This Church of Satan ritual with a child of Anton Lavey would be a cause of many misunderstandings to the mind of a not-Satanist “muggle”, a reason why there needs to be a barrier between the LHP and non-LHP worlds.

It is the nature of Satanism that most Satanists live in two worlds due in part to the prejudices society has against our religion, but also because we see reality differently to most people.  For instance I have a Twitter account for my Satanism and another for my life outside of Satanism.

A Luciferian blogger who is a Harry Potter fan refers to those outside of the LHP as muggles.  The Luciferian rightly argues that those in the LHP follow a magical path, one that the muggles folk such as Christians find strange and scary.  The world of the LHPer is like Diagon Alley in Harry Potter co-existing with but invisible to the muggle world.

It saves me a lot of trouble by keeping a barrier in place between the non-LHP and LHP worlds, for example, apart from a few exceptions I tend only to follow LHP accounts on my Satanist Twitter account.  On occasion I have a muggles attack me because they feel upset that they are excluded from my LHP-only social media accounts, those types don’t understand that just as in Harry Potter the worlds that Satanists live in and that of ordinary folk is so different and often is incompatible.

Kick Jesus out of Satanism, please

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Lets have a Satanism free of Christian baggage.

Every individual is entitled to following their religion as longs as they keep their religion out of my face, so whilst I respect Christians to follow their path, I object to anything related to Jesus corrupting the Left Hand Path.

I like Satanism because it is a pure path that embraces reason, senses and experience unlike religions such as Christianity that is based mostly on opinion and lies.  Perhaps Christianity was in the first decades a path that did embrace values that I respect such as wisdom based on experience, but it has long lost its way, indulging in fantasy and faith, and is now best consigned to the trash can.

Satanism is the path for mature adults who value the empirical path of experience, senses and reason.  In dismay I observe too many Satanists and other LHP-orientated people hanging onto the robes of Jesus by bringing Christianity into the Satanic religion.  Why must my path require that black masses, upside down crosses and other Christian junk be part of the Satanic religion? Why do some Satanists need to call themselves reverend, or their groups a “church” or their guide books a bible such as “Satanic Bible?”

Hanging onto Christian baggage is like an adult still holding their moms hand.  It is time to let go and embrace a path free of the backward religion of Christianity.  It is fine for noobs and children to embrace Reverse Christian reactions and baggage such as those in the Satanic kindergarten of Joy of Satan, but when Satanists are over 18 and with a few years of Satanic experience behind them, I would like to think they passed puberty and embraced a Christian-free path.

The religion of Asatru embraces a path free of Christian baggage, and there is enough of a tradition in Satanism to build a strong path in the same way without Christianity.

A UK Satanic view on US Presidential election

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Presidential US candidate Cthulhu would get my vote if I could vote.

As a UK citizen I keep a dispassionate eye on the ongoing US Presidential election, mainly because I may bet on the outcome.

It is interesting that on my Twitter feed for “Satanism” Hillary Clinton gets plenty of mentions of being a Satanist, even though I think Trump has more in common with Satanism on account of him being an individualist, an asshole and a major challenge to the status quo.  As an enemy of globalism and the banking system I welcome disruptive elements to the system such as Trump, though I think this crazy maverick having access to nukes and probably sending Satanists to concentration camps is unsettling.  Islamic State and Russian President Putin would like Trump to win, probably because Trump is such a divisive figure capable of plunging the US into a new civil war.

With three weeks to go before voting day, I think that the outcome is already known: the US will join the UK in having a female leader in Hillary Clinton.  Even if Trump had done everything right, his core vote of the white Christian patriarchal conservative is a demographic too small to get him into the White House.  This is a numbers game and the Republicans have failed to reach out to other demographics such as the ever expanding Latino vote.  Trump has killed off a large part of the female vote and also the Latino block, even his core Republicans might be voting elsewhere.

It is unfortunate that the US population has to face voting for such a crap set of candidates.  If I had the vote I would not vote for either Trump or Clinton, and since the only third choice candidate I know about is Cthulhu, I would vote for the god who promises to end of the world.

If I placed a bet on Clinton today, I would get a 18% return for any investment, which is the only positive outcome I can expect from this election.