A Definition of the Left Hand Path For Dummies

A Definition of the Left Hand Path for Path for Dummies, this is not to poke fun at anyone reading this in any way. It is simply true that the Left Hand Path is greatly misunderstood and maligned by those who do not understand its most basic ideal, and therefore has brought much prejudice upon it and so forth. This is the simplest explaination I can put forth,  for those of you who may have seen many a confusing attempt to say what all followers of the Left Hand Path believe. These principles apply no matter what religious tradition the Left Hand Path follows dogmatically. The Left Hand Path advocates the invoking of both Light and Darkness, personified as the Active and Passive dichotomies of the Lord and Lady. The Left Hand Path defines sacred space as casting a Magick Circle. We invoke the Watchtowers by the Greater Pentagram ritual. We work in pairs of male and female if at all possible. We honor the marriage of Heaven and Earth or what is also known as the Great Rite, preformed usually by blade and grail, and sometimes invoked with or as the incarnated Father or God and the Great Mother or the Goddess.

There are three laws that all followers of the Left Hand Path seem to ascribe to universally:

The First Law or the Law Self Preservation
The Second Law or the Law of Procreation
The Third Law or the Law of  An' it Harm None, Do as Thou Wilt

There are three things that all followers of the Left Hand Path seem to ascribe to universally:

The First belief, Where we differ from other religions is that we are primarily interested in the Left Hand Path.

What we mean by that is we are more concerned with the carnal, mundane, and animal nature of man. Not some abstract spiritual concept, that most spiritual religions cannot even agree upon. This ideal is the first premise of the Left Hand Path.

The Second belief, We find nothing desirable about union with the universe as advocated by esoteric pseudo spiritual religions.

We have considered the existence of the individual psyche, the real you of the conscious intelligence, and have take satisfaction from its existence as something unlike anything else in the universe. We desire this psyche to live, to experience, and to continue. The Left Hand Path does not wish to die or lose his or her consciousness and identitiy to a larger universal consciousness. It is reality as we want it to Be. The reality that you desire. This decision in favor of individual existence is the second premise of the Left Hand Path.

The Third belief. We week Evolution and Equilibrium, or Growth and Balance.

We recognize the creative life force, the Macrocosm, the Androgynous Force, we call this the Divine Darkness. This is the Darkness that existed before the light. There are many names for this principle over the course of human history : from the Hebrew Saytun, and the Persian Ahriman, Mahakala, to Apeiron, Aseshna-devi, as well as ideas of aspects of this force such as Hecate, Tiamat, Kali, Ophianeus, Callirhoe, Marduk, Cthulhu, Lucifer, Satan, and so on. Many names from many cultures all refer to the all prevading Dark Force, infused in everything, balancing, changing, and notably existing before the light. The communion with this is the third premise of the Left Hand Path.

These are an attempt to broadly generalize all various takes on the left hand path, I hope some of you find this helpful.

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tantrum 6 years ago from Tropic of Capricorn

I hate large universal consciousness. I'm an Individualist. But I don't adhere to the Left Hand Path. For me, it doesn't exist. It's just another sexual game.


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blake4d 6 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

I agree, and normally I would say that I am not LHP either in most respects. Unless of course you were willing to use your left hand...to raise my consciousness so to speak.

Sorry, but you put it out there...LOL


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tantrum 6 years ago from Tropic of Capricorn

LOL!!! :) :) :P


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blake4d 6 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Keep on Hubbing...

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magnoliazz 6 years ago from Wisconsin

I agree with Tantrum! Why would anyone want to embrace something that is mundane and the animal side of man? That's too easy. There is no challenge in that at all.

There is good and bad, dark and light in all things. We as humans need to take the higher path. I am not talking about religion, God knows religion has turned more people away from God than anything else, because RELIGION is the invention of Satan, pure and simple.

When we seek the higher path, we seek what makes man made in the image of God. We can choose love over hate, good over bad, beauty over uglines, kindness over cruelty....and the list goes on.

In the end we are the sum of all those things we choose and when we come back to reincarnate, we can either start all over again, or begin at a higher place.

Of course, all of us have free will to do as we please. The choice, of course, is yours.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

There's a darkness in the Force, Luke. Thanks for an interesting read! WB


6 years ago

"Why would anyone want to embrace something that is mundane and the animal side of man?"

Why not? That's what we are: animals.

Beliving something else is just avoiding the truth.


Aria 5 years ago

"Why would anyone want to embrace something that is mundane and the animal side of man?"

I believe this is where TLH path is again, misunderstood.

It's like looking at something though inverted perspectives.

For example: The sheeps of god go willingly, blindly, where-ever he commands them to.

The Goats, however, are more individual and prefer to look within themselves for guidance.

I can assure you, this is indeed of great challenge. A LHP could argue and tell you that "just following orders" can be easier than just being your own god and deciding how to "create your own reality" by avoiding the brainwashing of the outside world and finding your inner power.

But I understand why RHP would find that objectionable and even offensive. lol

Think of it as the sun and the moon. The sun boasts and takes credit and fame for it's bright beam. However, the stronger the rays of the sun -- the darker the shadows. So there's power in both the moon and the sun. It's just a matter of inverted paradigms. A whole different view.

And whichever one is stronger -- truly depends on whichever one works best for you. (Everyone is different and this kind of "strength" is subjective to what nourishes and empowers you the most.)

Just my own two cents.


Joe 5 years ago

Left-Hand Path. Way complicate it with a bunch of words? It is simply a "Knowing" whether you are aware of your awareness or not. No need for word magic, sex magic or any other kind or rituals. As soon as you talk at length about the Left-hand Path you are actually taking the Right-hand path without realizing it!


kandi 5 years ago

@wayne WE ARE NOT ANIMALS!!!!

@tantrum i soooo agree with you!

it is jus another sex game! retarted!


kandi1333 5 years ago

@wayne WE ARE NOT ANIMALS!!!

@tantrum i sooooo agree with you!

ITS JUS ANOTHER SEX GAME!!!

RETARTED!!!


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somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

I find it interesting that some of the comments left actually took your rant on LHP seriously, although I found the article very readable it had a constant smirk to it that was undeniable. However there is no chance in the Pervading Dark Force that man has come even close to achieving a universal consciousness, so I dare say your individuality is not in jeopardy, however feel free to keep stroking the left hand . . . so to speak!


.:Unknown:. 4 years ago

Why not embrase the mundane, why not give in to the temptations of the flesh? Every desire man has the RHP has labeled it a No No or a Sin. And why because a "God" has said so. Like Anton LeVay said Man has created God, God did not create us, so if we have always created our god(s) to worship why do we keep externalizing them and just proclaim our selves as our own GOD and give into the mundane and carnal desires of our flesh and bone. Live this life for this life learn from living not from ideaology, free yourself from the lies.


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Thanx Somethgblue and Unknown reader, All paths lead to God or something like that. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


The prophet 4 years ago

It doesn't matter what path you choose. As long as you benefit and those around

You benefit. There can be no good without evil, as there cannot be evil without

Good. You must indulge in both paths to truly understand, to truly be enlightend

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