gnostic satanism

“Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain. And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended.”

—Revelation 20:1-3

“Satan is not a spirit of destruction. There is no essential evil in the universe. Our present form of the "devil” is merely derived from the Greek nature god Pan. As Goethe says, Mephistopheles, or Satan, “is part of the power that still works for good while ever scheming ill.” Satan is really karma, but he is more than that. He is the temptation from which arises strength. 

When the Mysteries were celebrated in ancient Egypt, there was an evil spirit called Typhon or Set who brought about the death of the good Osiris. It is the red Set that has given us our concept of the devil; but Set was nothing but the material world, the ground of man’s temptation, and also the environment in which he gains immortality through self-discipline. Therefore, Set, or Satan is divine opportunity; the world into which we come in ignorance but from which we depart in wisdom.“

- Manly P. Hall: The Secret Teachings of all Ages


With Satan’s radiance I release the Self
into the eleven gateways of Sitra Achra

Naamah, Lilith, Adramelech, Baal
Belphegor, Asmodeus, Astaroth
Refocale, Beelzebub, Satanas

What Is Spirituality?

Spirituality is not a set of any dogmatic rules, beliefs, or practices. One may choose to meditate, pray, collect crystals, perform rituals, and/or eat vegan. These all can be beneficial, but these things do not make a person spiritual. We are all spiritual beings by Nature, so to embrace spirituality is simply being conscious of and drawing closer to your true nature. It is knowledge of Self.

Each person’s path to self-realization is uniquely their own and no one will have the same journey as someone else. What you may perceive as a sin may in fact be the spiritual liberation for another, and your own spiritual liberation may be seen as a sin to someone else. A loosely defined dichotomy is made within Esotericism between the different spiritual paths towards self-realization. These are known as the Right hand path (or Dakṣiṇācāra in Eastern tradition) and the Left hand path (Vāmācāra in Eastern tradition).

Many are already familiar with the characteristics of the Right hand path. The RHP is defined as being any system where the ultimate goal is uniting with the Godhead or Source in the afterlife. This is believed to be done by believing in and obeying the Will and Laws of God. Therefore, all mainstream religions by default fall under the RHP classification. Other characteristics of the RHP are a belief in a universal moral code that clearly defines good and evil, belief in the concepts of karma or divine judgement based on moral decisions made during one’s lifetime, and the acceptance of social norms.

The Left hand path is defined as those traditions that teach that the individual Self can be akin to God through spiritual insight, and reject the idea of needing to accept or obey a higher power. If belief in a higher power exist, LHP adherents view their relationship with it as a partnership, or an alliance which does not require subservience. Good and evil are relative in the LHP’s view and social convention is rejected, therefore taboos are often embraced as being legitimate practices for spiritual liberation. Magic, especially sex magic, is often used in ritual and it is believed that the forces of the universe can be harnessed to one’s personal Will by magical means, and that power gained and wielded in such a manner is an aid to self-realization or enlightenment.

Gnosticism can be viewed as a Left hand path tradition, for it rejects mainstream religion, its dogma, and its idea that one needs to submit to the Will of a deity. However, the ultimate goal within Gnosticism is to escape the prison of the material world/materialism and reunite with the Divine, which is the ultimate goal within RHP traditions. In truth, characteristics of both the LHP and the RHP exist within all spiritual traditions, just like how there is a little “yin” in the light side of the circle and a little “yang” in the dark side of the circle. The RHP and the LHP is often seen as being “good” and “bad” or “light” and “dark”, but they should not be treated as such. Both paths are equally as valid for attaining self-realization. Remember, no one’s path will be the same. What works for you may not work for others, and vice versa.

The most important thing within spirituality is following your heart or your True Will. Within the Teachings of Ptahhotep, the oldest wisdom texts in the world coming from Kmt (Ancient Egypt), it is written:

“Follow your heart as long as you live.
Do not make a loss on what is said,
do not subtract time from following the heart.
Harming its time is an offence to the Ka (spirit).
Do not deflect the moment of every day
beyond establishing your heart.
As things happen, follow your heart.
There is no profit in things if it is stifled.”

The heart is where your spirit, your True Divine Essence, is located. To get more in tune with your heart space is what spirituality is all about. When you are able to know, understand, and follow whatever is your heart’s True Will and Desire, then you are on the correct spiritual path towards self-realization. Let me briefly add that to follow the “True Will” within your heart does not mean to do whatever you want, nor does it mean to impose your Will onto someone else. The heart produces Love and therefore your True Will will always manifest itself through Love and operate in harmony with Nature. Any desires that would harm yourself and/or others is a product of a faculty within the mind (the Ego). Perhaps this is a concept I will address in a future post…

Peace, Love, & Balance

“To all those who don’t pay close attention to black metal and want easy music for entertainment, I have to say black metal is not for them. Black metal is a spiritual vehicle that needs devotion and worship to be understood. All those who just need music in order to fill their otherwise empty lives, it is better to stick to something else.”

-Semjaza 218 (Acrimonious, Thy Darkened Shade) 

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Satan/Dredalus (Part 1)

Being who has appeared countless times as the embodiment of evil, sometimes called The Devil, Beelzebub, The Wicked One, The Prince of Lies, The Tempter, The God of this World, Asmodeus, Azazel, Baphomet, Iblis, Mephistopheles, Old Scratch and Old Nick.

In contrast to this, he was known in Judaic lore by the name Ha-Satan which often meant ‘the accuser’ or ‘the adversary’. It was often used as a plural to describe anyone who was an enemy of God. Later lore states that a Ha-Satan was simply an angel who worked for God in order to test people such as in the ‘Book of Job’. According to the book, a Ha-Satan attempted to prove that humans will turn away from God if they suffer and was allowed to by the Lord. When he inflicted terrible events upon Job, which included killing all his animals, servants, sons and daughters, making him sick and giving him painful sores. Job refused to curse God however, and Ha-Satan lost. In reward, God restored everything that Job had lost.

Some text in the ‘Book of Enoch’ states that Ha-Satan was an evil angel who was cast from Heaven for his terrible deeds. His true name is often different, even in the same book, either being Satariel, Satanael, or possibly, Samyaza. The ‘Book of Wisdom’ says that it was Ha-Satan who sent death into the world and the ‘Book of Jubilee’ equates the angel Mastema with Ha-Satan.

According to the very differing opinion of Christianity, Satan known commonly as The Devil, is a fallen angel who was thrown from heaven for defying and rebelling against God Himself. A popular viewpoint is that the serpent in the garden of Eden who tempted Eve to eat the forbidden fruit was, in fact, Satan. Some text in ‘Revelation’ appears to confirm this. He also appeared to tempt Job, just like in Jewish lore. When Zechariah had a vision of the newly deceased Joshua, he saw Satan slandering him next to the Angel of the Lord. Further on, Satan became known by the name Lucifer or Helel due to text describing the fall of the morning star. According to some, the Cherub in Eden who appears in the ‘Book of Ezekiel’ was truthfully Satan.

In the ‘Temptation of Christ’ Satan attempt to turn Christ to evil while he fasted for forty days in the desert. Satan tried to make the messiah turn stones into bread to cure his hunger, jump from the pinnacle of a temple so that angels would catch him, and finally offered him the entire world. Each time, Christ refused and cast Satan away. To get his revenge, it is said he entered Judas in order to tempt him to betrayal. He would also argue with Michael over the body of Moses but this is often the fallen angel, Samael.

He would cause the war in heaven, turning a third of the angels against God and transforming himself into a great dragon. He was either cast down onto the world, or into a lake of fire for all eternity. At the end of times, known as Armageddon, Satan will be freed and then destroyed with all his followers, utterly and completely. In some religions, such as Gnosticism or Catharism, Satan was, in fact, the ‘God’ of the ‘Old Testament’ who created the world and everything in it. Later, the One True God defeated him and banished him to hell. In contrast, Unionism says that Satan will return to goodness.

(Continued in Part 2)