Lucifer the Liberator: Racism, Fascism and The Left-Hand Path

We can still disagree and still love each other unless your disagreement is rooted in my oppression and denial of my humanity and right to exist – Son of Baldwin, a/k/a Robert Jones Jr.

When walking in open territory, bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask him to stop. If he does not stop, destroy him. – Eleven Satanic Rules of the Earth, Anton LaVey

Every Man and Woman is a Star – Aleister Crowley

 

 

 

The Left-Hand Path is a rigorous path to walk. One must constantly take inventory of their internal landscape, ensuring that one truly knows thyself and is true to thyself – a task far harder to accomplish than it sounds. The eventual goal is self-liberation and deification. In order to accomplish that, one must test and push oneself beyond boundaries most are comfortable living within. It is not for the weak-willed or soft-minded, nor is it for the faint of heart. The breaking of taboos is commonplace, as are the examination and exploration of the most extreme aspects of one’s self and society. Naturally, one’s political views are going to be impacted. This isn’t to say that there aren’t normal run-of-the-mill left-handed democrats and republicans, but more often than not, the anarchist credo of “No Gods, No Masters,” is applied in various permutations. My own political worldview is on the anarcho-syndicalist end of the spectrum coupled with an extremist environmentalism characterized by deep misanthropy. Ultimately, though, like everything else LHP, the individual must find their own truth and their own positions politically. It is undeniable that this does lead some toward the fascist and racist end of the political spectrum. Far be it for me to say that there is a single right way to LHP since, again, everyone must find their own truth. Nor am I about to lay claim to the ridiculous notion that there is ‘only one true Satanism’ that pollutes message boards, essays and websites across the Satanic spectrum (this does not mean, however, that there is not false Satanism). Nevertheless, I do think that the basic tenets of LHP philosophy exposes fascist and racist beliefs as inherently contradictory to the path, as well as being the under-developed and immature political positions lacking any mark of real Luciferian gnosis that they are.

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Acknowledging that there are as many permutations of the LHP philosophy as there are practitioners, there are a few hallmarks of any LHP practice. These general aspects include antinomianism (literally meaning “against law”), or the embracing of taboos and flouting of convention, an emphasis on individuated freedom and gnosis, and finally the deification of the self. Stephen Flowers describes the LHP in his seminal work “Lords of the Left-Hand Path” as such:

 

The left-hand path considers the position of humanity as it is; it takes into account the manifest and deep-seated desire of each human being to be a free, empowered, independent actor within his or her world. The pleasure and pain made possible by independent existence are seen as something embraced and as the most reasonable signs of the highest, most noble destiny possible for humans to attain – a kind of independent existence on a level usually thought of as divine.

 

One begins this process of self-deification through the adaptation of antinomian attitudes and practices. It is this aspect of the Path that could theoretically lead one toward embracing extremist political points of view. For instance, if one is hell-bent on transgressing the norms of a liberal democratic society, then it is little wonder that racism or fascism might seem like a viable option of rebellion (in the same manner, liberal democracy would be transgressive in fascist society). The problem is that antinomianism is not an end in itself, but a means to an end. Because of this, the fixed adoption of any political philosophy for the purposes of transgression completely misses the point of antinomianism, which is to trigger and confront shadows, fears and psychic roadblocks within oneself. We all have a dark and hateful side that needs exercising (not exorcising as Anton LaVey so cleverly declared) to truly know thyself, but the hate and darkness itself are not the endgame, the gnosis of self is. Antinomianism is employed in the service of individuated liberation to bring forth the knowledge that requires. It is merely a means to a much greater end. In many ways, antinomianism is only the first immature step along the Path.

At the beginning of my own practice, I wholly embraced the most blasphemous of gestures in ritual. I needed very much to act upon all the hatred in the world toward Christianity in order to free myself from the indoctrination of Abrahamic monotheism, so to cleanse myself I engaged in countless blasphemies. Eventually, I was free of the stain of Christianity on my soul and such acts and rituals were unnecessary. I have evolved beyond my war with Yahweh, and any further fixation on him would have become an obsession preventing me from proceeding to the next steps in my practice of self-liberation. Don’t get me wrong – I still think he’s an asshole, I just don’t overly concern myself with him, since he is no longer a roadblock on my path. That is the point of antinomianism: to confront the norms that are holding you back and smash them, not to remain fixated on war with them.

Again, the goals of self-liberation and deification are what we are looking toward in any legitimate LHP practice. Naturally, one must be concerned with one’s self first and foremost and certainly that belies a degree of selfishness, but such selfishness should be in the service of one’s own evolution; like antinomianism, it is not an end in itself. This is why most Satanists and Luciferians disagree with the notion of universal love, and instead believe that love is due only to those who deserve your love. As LaVey noted, if you love everyone equally then you don’t really love anyone at all personally. Furthermore, if you simply love everyone, you are not practicing the necessary self-love and care, and instead giving of yourself to anyone to use and abuse. We should love, but with meaning and purpose and in a manner that does not harm ourselves. Should the abused spouse love the abuser? Of course not. Should the slave love the master? Of course not. Such notions are absurd on their face and often a way to trick the oppressed into loving their oppressor. But who is deserving of love? Well, of course, those who are close to us in our personal sphere that we have chosen to be a part of our lives and who deserve our love. The notions of “choice” and “deserve” are very important here, because they hint at a larger aspect of LHP practice, which is the ability of one to create one’s own reality in accordance with their will. This would include loving those who deserve to be loved and who we value, or who merit our love. Each individual should be judged on their own merit, and not because of any genetic pool they are, or are not, born into. Such a deduction would be absurd and antithetical to the LHP. Church of Satan Magus Peter Gilmore touched upon this in his essay “A Map for the Misdirected”:

 

The Church of Satan is neither racist nor sexist. We are equal opportunity haters of most human animals—recall the “Seventh Satanic Statement.” Misanthropy is our general point of view, and we don’t exclude any race or either sex from this attitude. We seek to associate with the fascinating few at the top of the stratification pyramid, and that doesn’t necessarily mean those with the most intelligence, money, or talent. Many of them may be “damaged goods,” Thanatos-centered creatures who are incapable of enjoying life and obsessed with quenching the lust for life that enflames we who are carnal. We don’t care from whence a person comes or what genitals adorn their bodies. We judge people for what they are individually, their personal achievements, and how they behave, ascribing nothing to them based on their lineage. They can either succeed or fail in impressing us as humans who are worth our precious time through their own accomplishments and demeanor. Meritocracy is our approach, and we have nothing but disdain for people who demand they should be considered worthy of note simply because they had ancestors who were outstanding. We see these poseurs for the desperate losers they are, and shun them. And we will also recognize those who fall into herd-behavior patterns, people who are by nature incapable of personal self-realization. They are to be avoided whenever possible.

 

 

There are few things to note in Gilmore’s statement, but one that immediately jumps out and is prevalent throughout COS writings is the disdain for “herd-behavior.” Fascism requires a hive-mind or herd-behavior to function. It necessitates a godlike dictator who is to be worshiped and obeyed. A few LHP practitioners think that if they could be that dictator, then fascism is some sort of holy grail of individuated liberty, since that one leader will be creating reality on a mass scale. Nothing could be more fucked. To begin with, the chances of one of them being the next great dictator is slim to none (although, with the election of Donald J. Trump, it’s hard to say now that it’s impossible, since clearly any asshole can take power even at this late stage in history). It is more likely they will be one of the unwashed masses slavishly worshiping Dear Leader, a situation that is wholly and entirely antithetical to the LHP. There can only be one dictator in a fascist regime, the rest are either sycophants or the oppressed, neither of which allows for autonomy or the type of individual freedoms the LHP is built upon. Anyone thinking that somehow worship of another is in keeping with the LHP is truly no Satanist or Luciferian. Of the few things we must roundly reject on the LHP, it is deification of another above ourselves. Fascism requires the deification of a leader as well as a perpetual hive-mind among his followers. If neither of those things sets off alarm bells, you are better off sitting in a pew in your local Catholic Church on Sunday Mass than reading “The Satanic Bible” or books on Luciferian Witchcraft.

Another aspect of Gilmore’s essay is the emphasis on merit, not genetics. Nearly all forms of LHP practice I have encountered strongly favors meritocracy as a governing principle. This is a natural outgrowth of a philosophical system that is based on individuals shaping themselves in a metaphorical blast furnace. Particularly in Luciferianism, if you aren’t being the best you that you can be then you are failing yourself. Those that have been through the forge of life and come out victorious are to be admired in the left-hand philosophy. The self-empowered individual is God; literally. Therefore, any judgments based on one’s genetics instead of merit are a betrayal to LHP values. Now, having said that, I’ve seen some LHP practitioners react negatively to social justice groups demanding fair treatment for women or minorities. Such a reaction is immature at best, since it does not consider systemic inequities in society in regards to these groups. It is far easier for a white male to become “empowered” in this world than it is a black female. That’s just fact. And if the LHP is based on taking humanity as it is, we must also take into account systemic imbalances in society. Personally, I see these groups as mass movements towards empowering the individuals within them, and therefore should be supported by those of us on the LHP. The end game for them is simply equal opportunity to succeed or fail that white males like me have had by birthright in this country. We should support them in their efforts and afford them the same place at the table that has allowed us to achieve our own gnosis and liberation. Furthermore, if we are looking at our fellow humans in terms of merit, a self-empowered member of a minority or historically disenfranchised group deserves far more of our adulation than another white male who got to spend his college years fucking around and immersing himself in the occult. This is not to discount each of our own personal struggles. Satan knows that even as a white man I have been through the fires to get to where I am, but I am also honest about the fact that I started at a point of far greater advantage than my black and female counterparts.

This leads me to my next point: the LHP is all about knowledge and wisdom. If you can’t be truly knowledgeable and wise about the world outside of your door, then you still have far to go on the path. Remember, the LHP is about taking the world as it actually is, not about ascribing to ideals found only in a book. This means not only shunning simplistic political positions, but also facing any irrational fears and prejudices within. Just as antinomianism is about overcoming internal barriers, so is increasing gnosis. Racism is often based in irrational fear of the other, which is why most racists reside in areas where there are no actual minorities. It’s harder to maintain a racist attitude when the person working in the office next to you is of a different color than yourself, simply because as your knowledge grows of the world and the others within it, more often than not it leads to an increase in the acceptance of others, not a decrease. The same people who think all Muslims are terrorists are the same people who have never actually met a Muslim. Such prejudice bespeaks of a lack of knowledge, and a lack of knowledge and reason is death on the Path. Conversely, anyone maintaining ideas about racial superiority will have those fantasies dashed as soon as they interact with enough members of that race. Let us not forget that misanthropy spares no one, regardless of genetics.

 

 

Finally, I would like to end on a word to practitioners of my genetic lineage. Not only am I a practitioner of Luciferian Traditional Witchcraft, but my ancestry is northern European. The Norse Gods speak directly to my soul. My familial deities are Odin, Thor, Freyja and Frigg. I bring this up because there is an overlap between the LHP and Germanic paganism, with practitioners like myself finding a home in both (the reasons for this are the basis for another article, nah book, entirely). It is no secret that Heathenism is polluted by racialists that would forget that Odin was the breaker of barriers and boundaries in His unending quest for wisdom. I would imagine He finds such ignorant tribalism to be regressive and completely at odds with His own orientations. Nevertheless, these racists persist in branding themselves with valknuts and runes. It is not hard to understand where this attitude comes from. In one of the very early works on Germanic Paganism, “The Book of Troth,” Edred Thorsson wrote:

 

The troth is our folk-religion. This means that it is the religion that is particular to this folk, to this ethnic group. We seek first and foremost to delve deeply into the long neglected pathways of our ancestors, to learn their lore, and to follow their examples…the great psychologist Carl Jung, in an essay entitled “Wotan,” crafted an effective metaphor in reference to the mysterious way in which the old gods of our people remain, and can again become active in our world:

Archetypes are like riverbeds which dry up when the water deserts them, but which it can find again at any time. An archetype is like an old water-course along which the water of life has flowed for centuries, digging a deep channel for itself. The longer it has flowed in this channel the more likely it is that sooner or later the water will return to its own bed.

This truly says what needs to be said about how the gods and goddesses of our ancestors have always been with us, and how easily they can return if we will but quicken them. They are like a secret code in the very fiber of our being – other folk carry other codes which is right for them. Our code, simply for no other reason than it is ours, is right for us.

 

This idea of genetic inheritance is at the basis for “folkish” Germanic paganism. It should be noted that there are universalists who do not believe that the gods are genetic inheritances. Although I am a universalist, I cannot honestly determine whether or not Odin is in my genes, because I can’t step outside of my northern genetics to know if I would feel a kinship with Him if I were of Italian or Egyptian stock – I simply can’t know (although I should note that I also feel a direct connection with the Greco-Roman deities Hecate and Pan as well). What I do know is this: every culture has beliefs and practices that make them unique, and often those things are the most beautiful and fascinating things that make up the tapestry of humanity. I am fascinated with Voodoo, but I am an outsider to it entirely. I have nothing but respect and awe for that religion, but also know that I am a foreigner to it (although as a traditional witch, we certainly swap magical recipes with one another). Does this mean that Heathenry is superior to Voodoo because I am at home with one and not the other? Of course not. It simply means they are different and part of the different histories of different people. Difference does not mean inequality. Differences should be celebrated and respected. The idea that Germanic paganism makes one superior is as asinine as any other claim to superiority. It takes exactly zero seconds for me to recognize superior people whose ancestral practice is Voodoo than some of the troglodytes who lay claim to Odin. Race makes no one superior, merit does. This is as true in the LHP as it is in Germanic paganism. The Sagas were written about gods and heroes, not backwater dipshits whose greatest accomplishment is setting fire to an Algiz rune without engulfing themselves in flames.

To conclude, the next time you think you are being transgressive or edgy beyond edge by donning a swastika and sieg heiling, you aren’t. Instead you are betraying the ignorance of the hive-mind steeped in the most primordial irrationality and superstition. You might as well be a fucking Christian (from which, it is no surprise, most racism and intolerance springs). Your will to power does not necessitate the oppression of others. In fact, it is difficult to understand how a philosophy built on personal individuated liberation can ever allow the oppression of another. This gets to the ultimate reason to reject both fascism and racism, which is respect for individual freedom and empowerment. How can one value individuated freedom above all else, and then deny it in another? Does the Black Flame burn only in you? Such a position is rank hypocrisy that deserves nothing but contempt, and ultimately a bashing of the skull, for if someone bothers you in open land and persists, he should be destroyed.

 

 

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Jason grew up in rural Indiana in the midst of the Satanic Panic, and spent most of his days listening to punk and metal with his friends while searching for the devil in the woods at night. After a stint as a journalist, he dedicated himself to the study of philosophy and religion before throwing in the towel and becoming a criminal defense attorney. He currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with his girlfriend, cats and two kids. He believes Lucifer actually is the Light of the World and that Hecate will be waiting for him at the crossroads when he dies.

  • MovinToCanada

    Ha! Commies are the biggest bunch of faggots I’ve ever heard of!

  • Generally agreed, herd behavior, on the Right and the Left should be avoided by the Satanist. But at the same time, we should not run away in fear of certain labels when they’re used purely as bludgeons to shame or guilt you into proving how much of a “good guy” you really are. See Peter Gilmore’s essay “The Fascism Question” in his book The Satanic Scriptures. In it he makes a similar argument as yours, as it applies to a very specific definition of “fascism”. But when “fascism” not longer means a specific form of conformist statist authoritarian government, but a loose derogatory term that is throw at anyone critical of democracy or compulsive liberalism then he says the following:
    “So we come ‘round at last to that question: “Is Satanism fascism?” The answer depends upon your definition of that term. If fascism is understood to be the totalitarian system of government enslaving its subjects to serve the state in drab conformity, then the answer is a resounding “NO!” However, if fascism is merely a loose epithet tossed at those who do uphold standards for excellence in human achievement in all arenas of endeavor, then we’ll wear THAT as a badge of honor. We, who embrace Satan as our emblem, don’t need no stinking good guy badges!”

  • Yes, one must kill the Abrahamic mindset in oneself due to living in a Christianized society. I loathe “heathens” that takes Norse deities like Odin, and molds him after the Abrahamic model for “God” while they keep perpetuating Abrahamic values like grave misogyny. This fenomenon is very prevalent, and I guess it’s hard for the less intellectually endowed to see what’s right in front of them. Pisses me off nonetheless. Odin is not Yaweh.

    Also, I was at the lecture Per Faxneld held at the university of Uppsala, Sweden, about his book Satanic Feminism a couple of years ago. It was very interesting!

  • Alse Young

    I agree entirely. Lately I’ve encountered a downright slavish attitude from a few Church of Satan types who seem to feel that politics is beneath them and that their alleged social and intellectual superpowers will allow them to succeed in any sort of political climate.

    This is not only lazy, it’s naive. You’d have to be a pretty big sucker to watch an institutionally oppressive system kick everyone else while they’re down and think, “Boy, I sure am lucky that’ll never be me!” Particularly once you’ve stuck the perpetually unpopular and tailored-to-be-persecuted term “Satanist” on yourself…

  • Congratulations to satanism for disavowing fascism in 2017, just like everyone else did in 1945

  • I am the author of this piece, I want to be crystal clear, although I do cite LaVey and Gilmore in this article, I am not a member or proponent of the Church of Satan. I cite them because I believe what they wrote is applicable to general principles of the LHP. You are wholly misunderstanding this article if you think that I am advocating one form of Satanism over another (including theistic or atheistic). Furthermore you are reading your own biases into if you think this is a rightwing/leftwing thing. I never once talk about right wing or left wing in this article, in fact I specifically say that there is no right political viewpoint on the LHP. I am talking only about racism and fascism. The fact that you are reducing it to a rightwing/leftwing issue says far more about you than what is written here (as well as your concepts of race and politics). This article is not a political debate piece or a” SJW” piece. This is about applying principles of the LHP to prejudices and authoritarianism. I have seen a lot of comments here that simply either miss the point entirely, or are knee jerk reactions not taking into account what was actually written. Please read what I wrote rather than ascribing words and ideas to this article that simply are not existent in this piece. Or you could simply piss and moan about “safe spaces” antifa and whatever other unicorns you think I am advocating for here in-between the lines, just please do not forget to call me a cuck snowflake beta male SJW as well.

  • I would mainly disagree with your statement that the political left is state approved. While it is a force, it is one that historical has been resisted steadfastly by the state, which in the west is a distillation of more right wing Christian theology.

  • This implies that the Left Hand Path is somehow defined in its entirety by the writings of Anton LaVey and other humanist/atheist authors/pseudo-occultists, when in fact not only is this untrue on a contemporary level, but the actual origin of the term is a translation of a word referring to an attitude towards theistic traditions in the East, specifically in India and only attained its status as a secular ideology/”humanist religion” in the last century. The Left Hand Path is, traditionally speaking, any antinomian or amoral approach to the attainment of enlightenment or the worship and communion with a god or gods, it is a rejection of the moralization of religion. If you were to apply this traditionalist view of the Left Hand Path to politics, it would not condemn racism, fascism, hatred, or violence of any kind, because condemnation would be moralization and that would be inimical to the Left Hand Path. If anything someone who considers themselves to be a Left Hand Path adept or practitioner should be actively trying to subvert and explore the cultural norms and taboos in whatever paradigm they find themselves, whether that be political, spiritual, social or otherwise. And even if you were to define the Left Hand Path by the rather paltry and mundane terms provided by Anton LaVey, you will notice that in his most famous book, The Satanic Bible, he quite clearly recommends that modern “Satanists” use far-right imagery and employ fascist/conservative cultural artifacts in their rituals and public gatherings, because they have a greater subversive impact than Satanic or anti-Christian symbolism and activities in the modern, more secular Western world. He even quite specifically recommends using the confederate flag in the contemporary black mass. There is simply no sensible motivation or justification for the co-opting of the Left Hand Path and its artifacts by the political left, which currently enjoys the status of being the mainstream, state approved political alignment. And all of this aside, many Left Hand Path organizations identify as theistic and do in fact believe that there is a higher power or powers than the individual and their ego and this belief is entirely consonant with the historical use of the term and as such having a theistic ontological perspective does not in fact exclude one from being classifiable as a Left Hand Path practitioner.

  • Fake and gay.

  • CVLT Nation I think its great that you’re pretty much the only online metal source that posts political things, for far too long the edgy white male metal-heads have needed get their heads out of the sand. I just wish you would join the discourse when all the edge lords and ding dongs show up in the comments…

    • Hey Edward, thanks for bring a supporter! We post these articles because we hold the beliefs therein. We instigate the discussion but goddamn, we’d spend all day in our Facebook threads if we got involved beyond that!

    • You must not follow Metal Injection or Metal Sucks.

  • Modern satanism was invented by the same LARPing hippies in the ’60s that run the banks today.

    Politics are the religion of the left now. There’s dogma/heresy, Saints/Heretics, Sacred texts, and an over-arching sense of righteousness based on belief and intention rather than action.

    • No wonder it sounds like Ayn Rand’s objectivism…same damn audience of spoiled brats with everybody else’s future to throw away…

    • It’s true. Anton LaVey’s “Satanism” corresponds on 1:1 ratio with modern libertarianism.

  • Why all the articles theorizing-philosophizing about what is Metal & what must it must be are nowadays written by people who are not even metalheads ?

    Sick sad world.

    • And why do you even bother to read them?! That’s indeed sick…

    • “are nowadays written by people who are not even metalheads ?” – The cringe is through the roof.

  • While you bark and snap at each other’s throats like jackals stuck in constrictive cages of your own creation, the truly free are on the outside watching you. Some of them even have the tools to unlock the cage, but why would they free you? Such is your blind hatred of the ‘other’ that you would simply jump for their throats the moment you tasted freedom. A freedom that you would be too scared and too indoctrinated to even know what to do with. Stay in your cages. It’s all you will ever truly be comfortable with.

  • All of you arguing “left” this and “right” that….both are forms of thought control and both are full of dictatorial dogma. While you bark and snap at each other’s throats like jackals stuck in constrictive cages of your own creation, the truly free are on the outside watching you. Some of them even have the tools to unlock the cage, but why would they free you? Such is your blind hatred of the ‘other’ that you would simply jump for their throats the moment you tasted freedom. A freedom that you would be too scared and too indoctrinated to even know what to do with. Stay in your cages. It’s all you will ever truly be comfortable with.

  • Holy cock of Christ. Do I have to actually unfollow this once pretty cool page? Please, please stick to art and badass music. Satan is not a regressive leftist liberal. Hitler was but Satan is obviously too busy listening to Venom and smoking crystal meth.

  • The devil doesn’t believe in safe spaces

  • LOLLLLLLLLL Harry Neal John MacRae

  • Hail satan

  • A nicely well written article.

    Racists and “alt-right” pseudo-arian white-trash will talk how hipster or trendy it is but it only proves one thing, they don’t know nothing and could never understand it at all. And instead of rebutting they’ll just continue to spread the same non-sense they heard from their “leaders”! 😀

    • ‘The entire concept of equality is simply one of wishful thinking or flight of fancy that, very much like the concept of reincarnation, will allow the lowest to feel that they are equal to the highest.’ – Anton LaVey http://satanicamerican.com/anton-lavey-ritual-elitism-concept-equality

    • You know that LaVey has NOTHING to do with Luciferianism, right?! LaVey was a charlatan, a very selfish person with a self-centered doctrine to boost is enormous ego. Just like Trump.
      Satanism =/= Luciferianism. Satanism =/= Left Hand Path.
      While the LHP is a constant search for enlightenment, the LaVeyanism (even the doctrine had to have his name) is the oposite, regarding knowledge as power and preserving power (knowledge) to the self instead of sharing that power (knowledge). And that’s why Lucifer is used as the icon of the LHP, because he fell for that same share of power, instead of doing the same as his father did (the same doctrine LaVey practiced with his subjects).

    • LaVey has everything to do with the article in question though and is quoted in it, thus the relevance of its inclusion.

    • LaVey is quoted in the same manner as Gilmore was also quoted, and both regarding the same subject, the dark path of the LHP (ence, Satanism), but the article goes toward the opposite direction.

    • Exactly. Hence my use of the quote.

    • AD Hitchin I am not arguing for equality. Pleas re-read what I actually wrote. If you think somehow racism is inherent in elitism, then that tells me all I need to know about your views on race.

    • AD Hitchin LaVey and Gilmore were only quoted because those particular quotes could be applied to more general concepts of the LHP. I am not a member of the CoS, nor am I promoting LaVey’s brand of Satanism. This article is about the most basic aspects of the LHP and their relationship to racism and authoritarianism, don’t read too much into my use of LaVey or Gilmore’s quotes.

    • I never stated racism was inherent in elitism, nor does the LaVey quote I posted refer to race. You expressly mention the reading of the Satanic Bible as written by LaVey in both your article and your quote from it in the post above, hence my use of it and its relevance.

  • Plenty of oppression and censorship is currently emanating from the left in the name of ‘tolerance’, when it is anything but. I see more danger in the perpetual labelling and shaming of anyone with contrary views as a ‘Nazi’. When a small, independent label like Soleilmoon is formally declared a ‘hate group’ for stocking Death in June, we have a serious problem with freedom of expression and articles like this only contribute to the hysteria.

  • wat

  • Could this page just focus on art? And if you really wanna talk about spiritualism at least don’t make it about this world.

    • …what world should it be about then, this planet is all we know

    • Art is the manifestation of magic, and magic is the tool in which people manifest their will in the material. So trying to separate art from spirituality and magic from our material world renders it dead. Then ones spirituality is just masturbation at that point.

    • I meant that since the concept of demons and other entities are things that supposedly exist beyond this reality, they should not say that Lucifer for example is pro antifa or things like that, this is an over interpretation of things and from what I’ve read about occult practices such entities should not care for such mundane things. Be it that the practitioner doesn’t want them to affect these people or issues. But that is strictly his or her problem. Political and social propaganda and spiritualism should not be mixed in my opinion

    • Steven Reed Yes, I completely agree

    • A lot of people, myself included, believe it impossible to extricate the spiritual from the material. As above so below is one of the core tenants of any occult practice, so the workings of the material are directly manifest in what takes place on every plane of existance. For me at least, there is no separation from demons and Lucifer and humans. Demons and Lucifer and any other dieties being archetypes of human consciousness. For me it’s integral to acknowledge the Devine in myself, as all of us are gods in our own reality, I find it hard to separate from politics. Since politics are in the end the practical workings of our existence together. (Career politics being mainly hijacking social energy, parasites if you will) Taking an a- political stance for me is the denial of the tenants of as above so below.

    • Yeah, it is a completely valid opinion. I just started to get sick of people getting so divided over politics and to see this issue go in every corner of every subject that I run into. I think that we could go without political statements in regard with the occult

    • The spiritual manifestation on the material is a chaotic thing so it is hard or impossible say Lucifer is pro this or anti that, but the basic concept of myths is to convey complex truths. Saying that Lucifer or other similar archetypes (prometheous, loki, kali), represent a righteous foe against an omnipotent dictator or pantheon that only holds power for itself, and so is a symbol of equality and even equity is by no means a stretch.

    • Yes, but at the same time these dictators or influential people always create chaos around them. So I don’t think you can really say that you support chaos through not supporting the dictator, sometimes they are the spark. So both parties can help create chaos. But either way it is hard to comprehend the ways of chaos, so in the end either thing could be true. Being that there is no perfect chaos in this world and there shall never will be probably until it ends. Other than that there are just some manifestation of chaos that work in mysterious ways that I will not pretend to understand :))

    • I never said i support chaos necessarily, I think more in cycles then chaos. Those dictators, demiurge, established pantheons inflict negative chaos, even direct damage to me and people in my perceived community. So if I acknowledge myself to be Devine along with the members of my community why would I not then fight against physical and spiritual attack. Ergo for me the part of the path is striking out against the mainstream powers of control? I don’t mean to be all holier then thow or preachy. It just seems logical to me.

    • I was saying you as in anyone who would do that. Fighting for your circle of people is a human thing too no matter if you think of yourself divine or not, people are free to do as they wish and I have nothing against that. What bugs me is that everything seems to have a political agenda nowadays. For me reading about the occult, music and art was an escape from that. I do not usually comment my opinion on things like this because shit is as it is and my opinion will not change things and I do not expect to change peoples opinion. They should think what they think and stick to it if they have a reason for that.

  • Lucifer is totally badass and evil and scary. That’s why he would support safe spaces and vote Democrat.

    Great article guys.

    • Dude, surely you know that “The Left” isn’t limited to the American democratic party… which is in fact pretty fucking centrist-right?

    • Well I think you should understand that this “evil” and “scary” Lucifer/Satan is just a christian fairy tale? And metal “culture” is very little more than entertainment and fashion.

    • “just a christian fairy tale” > It’s a little more complicated than that (and not quite accurate – Luciferian figures existed before Christianity). Like even from an atheist standpoint, you can’t just dismiss religion and spirituality and be like “CASE CLOSED LOL,” because (much like fairy tales, actually) the way they construct our cultures and psyches makes them a tangible thing.

      Same with “entertainment and fashion” – highly central to human life throughout the ages.

    • (Oh sorry man I think I misread your comment. My bad!)

  • So you want to say that Lucifer is a leftist equal rights activist?

    • No, he wants to say that you know nothing about Luciferianism to make a statement like that. Grow some knowledge about what Luciferianism stands for and then make a comment about it.

    • Luciferianism as well as satanism are just bad jokes or parodies of christianism

    • And yet all of them were written by a human hand, christianism included. So, what’s your point exactly?! Is a philosofical current a bad joke?! Or is it because christianism is ‘sacred’ and Luciferianism is not?!

  • LHP is so named because being left handed used to be seen as being a sign of the devil, because left handers are a minority. And were mistreated as such. LHP is literally an acceptance of the minority, the maligned, and the non mainstream. You cannot be LHP and also be racist, fascist, homophobic, etc.

    • I know plenty of people who are. So, yeah, you can be. Do you determine what people are or something?

    • She’s not literally questioning the existence of those people, she’s questioning the coherence of their alignment.

    • And according to Victoria Chakal, she also cannot speak for herself. Thank you, great hero of the downtrodden !!!

    • Alright, thank you for your benevolent moral judgement

    • Victorias right thats why i didn’t reply lol.

  • SJWism is not “luciferian” or edgy or cool or really anything anyone should be interested in.

    • Being opposed to Nazism makes you an “SJW” now? Fuck me.

    • It’s not about “SJWism”, it’s about being opposed to cunts who want to determine the way I live. (ok, Finn was faster…)

    • What does SJW even mean

      Like it’s what fuckheads use to describe anyone they don’t agree with

      Literally this decade’s hipster

    • Yes, turning over every rock and checking every cranny looking for “nazis”, a historical movement that died over 70 years ago, makes you an SJW

    • Finn Meehan fck o n ur mom bitch

    • Watch out for other pretend insults flying around, first one to get called a cuck or a snowflake wins

    • Whole concept about Lucifer is in defination about social (spiritual) justice and opposing the one truth. Being strong enough to be the best of mankind and to not give in apathy or nihilism.

  • You guys are a bunch of morons