Sunday, 9 November 2008

Satanism - Doubt and the search for Truth

Following my initial look into the left hand path I found the following on a Satanism Website.

We see things through self referential spectacles, we see only what we expect to see. We experience things according to our own wishes, this clouding of our vision by ourselves is problematic when it comes to the search for truth. We feel that without our glasses, our assumptions that make the world easy to understand, we will be blind but in reality we will see more clearly without them! We just need to train ourselves to doubt established truth, to see without our glasses, to see clearly even when in the dark.

"He that is slow to believe anything and everything is of great understanding, for belief in one false principle is the beginning of all unwisdom"

The Satanic Bible, Book of Satan 2:7


Satan represents Doubt. God did not want Adam and Eve to eat of the Tree of Good and Evil. Allah did not want his creation to doubt his word. In both theologies, it was Satan, the most intelligent created being, who stood up against this enforced ignorance. Satan tells mankind: Search for knowledge, even in taboo places. Shaitan told the Djinn: Let us test God's word, let us not mindlessly believe all that God says. Although these myths are irrelevant to the modern world, the role of Satan is very much relevant to our lives and our search for knowledge. Enlightenment is the ability to look past stated truth and dogma, and Lucifer is the Crown Prince of Satan that represents our search for enlightenment.

Of those that are sure they are right, the scientists and the religionists, the scientists at least, as part of their rules of behavior, continuously test and refine their knowledge: Nothing is assumed to be true. Everything is tested, old theories are constantly re-tested whenever new knowledge comes to light. But religious fundamentalists and those who simply accept what is told to them, by a preacher or a book, these are unable to find truth or enlightenment. All they find is what they wanted: To feel sure that they're right, after all. To be safe in their knowledge. To be blissfully ignorant of doubt is an easy way out, a self failure. Satan and the curiosity and doubt he instils upon us is certainly the enemy of fundamentalism.

"Without the wonderful element of doubt, the doorway
through which truth passes would be tightly shut
"
LaVey

However if this doubt leads to the failure of standard lies, and those lies have led to stability in society, who are we to remove that stability? If ignorance is bliss, who are we to condemn the ignorant to a life of unhappy enlightenment? How is this dangerous truth tamed?

"When the truth is dangerous, is it more worthwhile to hide the truth? If ignorance is bliss, and those of Orwell's 1984 are truly happy, how is it that we think truth should be revealed even when they make people unhappy? Truth isn't inherent in happiness and vica versa: Who is better, they who promote truth over happiness, or happiness over truth? The adoption of doubt as a central tenet causes the above questions to become mute.

Widespread acceptance of doubt makes truth not dangerous. Orwell's dystopia cannot occur if the populace continually doubt what they are told, and people cannot be happy if they know that what they believe appears to be dubious, ignorance cannot lead to bliss if doubt reigns. Neither is truth dangerous if previous truths are continually questioned, such as in science. So who is better, they who promote truth, or happiness? Well those who promote doubt enlighten the path for both... so those who promote a particular truth, unless they also promote doubt, they are not doing good, because future truth then causes instability. Those who promote happiness, if they accidentally promote ignorance... they are also not doing good because truth then causes unhappiness. Only with an underlying theme of doubt can happiness be found."

"Search for Happiness" by Vexen Crabtree 2002 Dec 24

The Book Of Lucifer
The Enlightenment
From The Satanic Bible

"The Roman god, Lucifer, was the bearer of light, the spirit of the air, the personification of enlightenment. In Christian mythology he became synonymous with evil, which was only to have been expected from a religion whose very existence is perpetuated by clouded definitions and bogus values! It is time to set the record straight. False moralisms and occult inaccuracies must be corrected. Entertaining though they might be, most stories and plays about Devil worship must be recognized as the obsolete absurdities they are.

It has been said that 'the truth will make men free'. The truth alone has never set anyone free. It is only doubt which will bring mental emancipation. Without the wonderful element of doubt, the doorway through which truth passes would be tightly shut.
...
For those who doubt supposed truths, this book is revelation. Then Lucifer will have risen. Now is the time for doubt! The bubble of falsehood is bursting and its sound is the roar of the world!
"

"We are told that on the night of the full moon of Wesak (the month of May in the Western calendar), the Buddha fixed his mind on the morning star as it was rising, and the moment of full enlightenment occurred."

"Buddhism" by Clive Erricker p26


Source and Resource Page on Satanism here


So is Lucifer the Enlightening principle of Freemasonry as well?

In truth it matters not.

6 comments:

JOLLY ROGER said...

HOW DO YOU DO... TRUTH

True lies

You thought Arnie n your Mum were shysters, c’mon he is. There’s these people, old women who circumnavigate the globe with the sole intention of propergating twoddle. They’re mystical you see, because no one ever remembers seeing or speaking to these “old wives” although we always remember their tales. Some tales are inside you now:

Goldfish have a memory of only three seconds
More like a few months, but what the frig do they have to remember.

Lemmings engage in suicidal dives off cliffs when migrating.
A lie made by Old Disney Wives.

Thomas Crapper did not invent the flush toilet, Thomas Edison did not invent the light bulb, and Henry Ford did not invent the automobile.
Nope, all me.

more at www.lifestyleguides.blogspot.com

101 said...

Truth will never be found by thinking about truth, and you are right the world of thought, the world most people inhabit is full of lies, it's all lies, complete bollocks not worth a thought.

Adyashanti says:

"All of our thoughts are conditioned. We all are thinking exactly along the lines we are conditioned to think. Programmed like a computer. Anybody who thinks they are actually choosing of their own free will the line of thinking that they have is completely deluded by their thinking."

Just watch your thinking then see what is watching your thoughts, that's how you do Truth.

Phillip Washington said...

The finger pointing at the moon is not the moon

101 said...

I AM

Jim Clark said...

Hi, just a few comments. Clearly some doubt and critical thinking are essential to any real truth seeker. Especially, as we see so many people who are so quick to believe what they are told by the media, family, freinds etc.

However, I do not see Satanism as proposing any solution to this. From what I have read and seen, Satanism appears to be a mishmash of Naturalistic/Atheistic & Occultic/Mystical Philosophies, occupying a grey are in between. It promotes the Ego (the very thing all the worlds Mystic traditions speak of dissolving) and justifies hate, anger, greed, selfishness and arrogance etc, whereas the worlds Mystic traditions speak of the need to develop uncoditonal love, acceptance, desirelessness etc.

There is no need to correlate the mythological figures of Lucifer with Satan, the Christian doctrine of the fallen angel Lucifer becoming Satan doesn't even appear in the Bible (and even if it did, it wouldn't prove anything). The Book of Enoch is probably the source for this story as it tells of Satanal leading other Angels astray, however this text is reject by Christianity as being apochryphal as it contains Astrology.

Anyways, keep posting, I enjoy your blog.

Take care,
Hari Om,
Jim

101 said...

Thanks Jim, I like most put Lucifer and Satan into the same boat so to speak, but since this post I realized they are two distinct mythological characters but really didn't have the energy to re-post with the different roots of the two stories.
I'll just concentrate on awakening from now on, the Freemasons got me going on this tangent for a while and although interesting on an intellectual level I'm trying hard not to think too hard at this moment!:)
Thanks again Jim and my best regards to you 101