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The Ideological War for the Occult Scene

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It would be utter foolishness to underestimate the influence of spiritual and religious currents usually described as “occult”. While these concepts are not being displayed in mainstream society and most of the public is unaware of what they actually consist of, they have and always had the power to lure and change the worldview of those few individuals who dared to take the occult seriously. Something apparently as silly as books on “Magick” can directly or indirectly form one’s worldview, and therefore be the unrecognized source of his or her political behavior.

The literal meaning of the word “occult” is “hidden”. This is derived from the Middle Ages and early Renaissance, when currents of non-Christian spirituality were persecuted and had to remain concealed. One may argue that occultism always had a socially subversive element, first being juxtaposed to Christianity, and later to the materialism and positivism of the Industrial Age, as if being a shadow of any current zeitgeist. Although Christianity lost its primary role in the Western world, and even old-fashioned, mechanical materialism is nowadays frowned upon, occultism remains a thing, still being able to play the role of society’s “cultural unconsciousness”, even despite its heavy commercialization and vulgarization.

Nonconformist spirituality and nonconformist politics overlap, one form of transgression attracts another. The cultural underground is appealing to many, and there can be no denial that a formative political power of the occult scene exists. Therefore it is only natural that there is an ongoing ideological and memetic battle over the proper interpretation of various occult texts and personas. One has to understand how this battle is actually important, because the occult scene is – even from a materialist perspective – not just a place for bookworms, but also a place of vital experiments with altered states of consciousness, i.e. of practical transcendence, which often have permanent psychological effects on the individual. It mostly fills the void of the absent religion of the West, and as far as I have seen, it can produce the most zealous fanatics. He who controls the political interpretation of various occult currents also controls a wider memetic force than outsiders might think.

Those who are not familiar with the scene might have feelings of prejudice toward the occult as being inherently diabolical, destructive, centrifugal, and anarchistic. This might be true for some forms of lesser and folk magic, which is (or was) based on degenerated forms of pre-Christian heathendom, but it certainly can’t be applied to the movement as a whole. If the occult is the unconsciousness of a society, then it is only understandable that in an egalitarian and relativistic age the occult is filled with a longing for hierarchy and for absolute values. Actually, there are only very few other fields which emphasize on tradition (“tradition” is literally a behavior or belief passed down within a certain group, having a symbolical meaning, and expected to be passed further on) as much as occultism. Many writings of Evola and Guénon can demonstrate this, and it is the latter of these two who highlighted the principle that esoteric (hidden) teachings are not in essential conflict with exoteric (revealed) religion. In fact, he argued that only those who achieve perfection in the strict rules of revealed religion should be admitted to study esoteric doctrines.

The aim of my essay is to explore the ideological war fought for the control of the proper interpretation of various schools of occult thought. My goal is not to be exhaustive, but rather to demonstrate patterns which the Left uses to highjack certain schools which were up until recently viewed as rightwing. I will focus on LaVey’s Satanism and Crowley’s Thelema, but these are only a few of the many fields where the battle is taking please.

From LaVey to the Satanic Temple

Modern and organized Satanism made its first step into history more than half a century ago. Anton LaVey’s (1930-1997) Church of Satan was founded in 1966, and the basis of his philosophy, the notorious Satanic Bible, was released in 1969. To sum it up briefly, modern Satanism does not recognize Satan as a theological being opposed to a theistic God, but as a Dionysian and mostly biological thirst for life. LaVey’s Satan is basically a deified will to power, which is worshipped under the guise of a horned antagonist of God in order to manifest the Satanist’s disdain for Christianity, which is viewed as a religion of the meek, weak and/or hypocritical. This philosophy advocates social Darwinism and “rational egoism”. Indeed, it was often described as Ragnar Redbeard’s Might is Right minus racism and plus satanic imagery.

Because of its simplicity and commerciality, LaVeyanism was often dubbed as “hamburger Nietzscheanism”. No matter how primitive it might seem, one still has to give LaVey the credit for establishing Satanism as a philosophy with more or less explicit rightwing tendencies. From the very start it was opposed to sentimentalism, pacifism, and had a particular contempt for the hippie movement. After some time, the Church of Satan fragmented and spawned many offshoots, some of them deepening the philosophy by adding a mystical element (e.g. the theistic Temple of Set), but the overall practical and political attitude was always one of personal responsibility, sovereignty, independence, and even elitism.

Of course, Satanism was a rebellion against society, but it was not a destructive streak of open crime, ritual murder, rape etc., but rather a symbolical stance against the emasculation and egalitarianism of the modern world. It was a philosophy with a drive for accomplishment, even if crippled by extreme individualism. It didn’t matter whether various forms of Satanism were considered a religion or only a personal philosophy, leftist thinking was not prominent in this subculture.

Well, at least until recently.

The Satanic Temple (TST) was established in 2012. Appropriating satanic imagery and anti-Christian sentiment, this pseudo-religious organization has an open political mission of “encouraging benevolence and empathy among all people”. Gaining wide attention thanks to numerous media stunts, e.g. performing Satanic prayers in school assemblies, celebrating “pink masses” over the graves of Christian fundamentalists, attempting to install Satanic monuments in public areas, etc., TST was very efficient in quickly overshadowing the stagnant Satanic organizations of old.

Although not all previous Satanic organizations were religious in the proper sense of the word, they still retained some form of quasi-ecclesial dogma and ritual. TST on the other hand has no real theological or philosophical basis whatsoever, and is used only as a tool deconstructing established social and religious norms in favor of the rights of ethnical, sexual and other minorities. Their practical activities are based on promoting anything that damages (White) Christian privilege.

It is not exaggerated to say that TST is a leftist attempt to infiltrate the Satanic subculture from within and turn it, or a significant part of it, towards their own goals. All usual elements of leftist activism – pro-choice protests, gay parades, demonization of Western history and identity, and even statements in favor of Muslim immigrants – are present here. However, TST takes their tactics in comparison to other leftist organizations one step further, and that by claiming to be a religious organization. Therefore they present their politics as “key doctrines” of their “faith” and claim that any opposition to these (which include rights to abortion and homosexual marriage) is a violation of their religious freedom which is protected under the First Amendment.

When comparing LaVeyanism and TST, it is obvious that while both have a countercultural attitude and share much of the same symbolism, their cores are absolutely incompatible. It is not even a matter of politics, but more of psychology. While original LaVeyanism opposes the mediocrity of society and is driven by the individual’s will to rise above it, TST rebels against all conservative and patriarchal values, not in favor of something that transcends them, but rather in favor of all that they view as hitherto socially inferior. LaVeyanism has in its appeal for a higher individual and master morality at least a partially creative character and can be considered a rebellion from above. On the other hand, the program of TST is aimed against all established and “tyrannical” White Christian and conservative social norms, attempting to weaken, deconstruct and replace them with rights of anyone who feels oppressed. With their appeal to resentment their activities can clearly be described as a rebellion from below.

Aleister Crowley – Spiritual Aristocrat, or an SJW?

We can witness a similar, albeit partially different evolution in the movement of Thelema.

Thelema traces its beginnings to the year 1904, when Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) received his first revelations, which were recorded in a document later known as Liber AL vel Legis, or The Book of the Law. I would describe this religious system as answering Nietzsche’s call for a reevaluation of all values after the “death of God”, i.e. the loss of the spiritual and civilizational center of the West. Man now has to become a god himself, implementing his Will upon the external world, according to the Thelemic maxim of “Do what thou wilt”. Taking many elements from Western esotericism as well as from Dharmic religions, Thelema presents its own mythos of a New Aeon for mankind, but it leaves up to the Thelemite to take a theistic, atheistic, pantheistic, symbolic, literal, or any other approach to its mysteries.

Looking at Liber AL, it is easy to interpret Thelema as a warlike religion. Just a few quotes:

We have nothing with the outcast and the unfit: let them die in their misery. For they feel not. Compassion is the vice of kings: stamp down the wretched & the weak: this is the law of the strong: this is our law and the joy of the world. (AL II, 21)

…on the low men trample in the fierce lust of your pride, in the day of your wrath. (AL II, 24)

Pity not the fallen! I never knew them. I am not for them. I console not: I hate the consoled & the consoler. (AL II, 48)

Thelema requires every adept to uncover his own interpretation of its holy books. The last lines of Liber AL (the “Tunis Comment”) even forbid enforcing any rigid and authoritative ways of how to read or even discuss these texts. Still, it is obvious that it requires indeed hard mental gymnastics to turn a religion with a sacred text like this into an all-loving, sentimental and egalitarian movement. And yet, the picture of many nowadays Thelemites is that of liberals, or even of all-out leftists. Why is this so?

From today’s perspective Aleister Crowley might seem as quite an ambivalent person. Although it is well known that the religion of Thelema and Crowley’s persona need to be treated as two separate things, still his life, work and character are often deemed as a “point of reference” when it comes to the interpretation of various questions that Thelema poses.

Very prolific in writing, Crowley produced many texts which might seem contradictory. The Left emphasizes on how he was libertarian in questions of personal freedom and sexuality, the fact that he was bisexual and often displayed various forms of behavior which may be viewed as degenerate. At the same time the Left waters down his elitism, his radical Nietzscheanism, his racist tendencies, his traditional views on gender roles and opposition to abortion. In the end one gets the image of an “SJW Crowley”.

This is done through a systematic reinterpretation of basic Thelemic principles, and through consistent and relentless memetic propaganda painting Thelema as something that it hardly was supposed to be. For example, the categorical imperative of Thelema, “Do what thou wilt”, which actually is a call for the fulfillment of one’s complete vital and spiritual potential, is de facto often taken as an excuse for narcissism, degeneracy and overt individualism, something that Crowley actually warned against.

A verse from The Book of the Law, “Every man and every woman is a star” (AL I, 8), is the leftist Thelemite’s favorite verse, as it is one of the few that he thinks that support his worldview. Although this verse actually speaks about the inner godlike nature and potential of every human being, the leftist interprets it as pro-egalitarian, which is of course false, as there are differences in the real outcome of individuals achieving their inner divinity. Liber AL does not hesitate to call those who fail in this attempt and/or obstruct others from doing so as “the wretched and the weak”.[1]

One point about the historical process of misinterpretation of Thelema has to be brought up before we move on. While Satanists can still hold to the legacy of LaVey’s Church of Satan when dealing with the leftist attempt to distort their message, Thelemites do not possess such a tactical advantage. The historical Thelemic organizations, among which the Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO) is the most prominent, appear at this point all but seized by liberals and their politically correct newspeak. Although every now and then news of internal conflicts and purges reach forums of Thelemic public online groups (sometimes even going into hysterical outbursts claiming that OTO is heavily infiltrated by the Alt-right), the leadership of OTO is never too late to denounce aspects of Crowley that do not suite their politics, and to promote “diversity” instead.

OTO’s situation is similar to that of the Freemasons, who also originally were a nonpolitical esoteric order later seized by leftist-revolutionary forces. Still, it has to be noted that outside of the OTO rightwing Thelema is active, alive and well, with Augustus Sol Invictus as a notable example.

Fighting Back

So far it may seem to the reader that the Left has been on a successful rampage of pushing the Right out of its own intellectual territory. We would argue that this, in fact, is not the case. In order to achieve their limited victories, the Left had to expose their deceitful tactics. Both TST and leftist Thelemites use methods of discourse which may seem effective at the first glance, but in fact are double-edged swords which can easily be turned against them.

For instance, TST’s adoption of a parody religion, which is utilized to push Christianity out of public space in favor of religious diversity, is actually only a bad camouflage for the obvious fact that these people have no real respect for any religion whatsoever, not even the religion of the minorities, which are used as tools and hostages in their political endeavor. The demand that their admittedly ironical faith is to be taken seriously and as equal to others is a blasphemy and is insulting to all confessions, not just Christianity. Religion is not a joke. On the other hand, the perception of Thelema as a liberal religion came at a hard price on the leftist’s side, as it was achieved by widespread censorship of dissenting voices and by shutting down all serious attempts to confront sensitive topics on online forums. Leftist thelemites often accuse those within their own ranks who have rightwing tendencies of “cognitive dissonance”, yet this is their own projection – just a brief overview of Liber AL and Crowley’s (often even more radical) commentary on it demonstrates that Thelema is thoroughly non-egalitarian.

Yea! deem not of change: ye shall be as ye are, & not other. Therefore the kings of the earth shall be Kings for ever: the slaves shall serve. There is none that shall be cast down or lifted up: all is ever as it was. Yet there are masked ones my servants: it may be that yonder beggar is a King. A King may choose his garment as he will: there is no certain test: but a beggar cannot hide his poverty.

Beware therefore! Love all, lest perchance is a King concealed! Say you so? Fool! If he be a King, thou canst not hurt him. Therefore strike hard & low, and to hell with them, master! (AL II, 58-60)

The positions of leftists in the Satanic and Thelemic scenes are of those who turn the whole initial impulse of these currents upside down, and therefore their narrative within these currents is essentially incorrect. The ideological reconquest of these fields is possible, but it will require a well-thought and systematic exposure of the Left’s deceitful and intentional misinterpretation. Several methods of countering the Left come into mind:

  • Mirror how the leftist Thelemites and Satanists are organized and determined. Webpages, forums, groups and even new religious organizations should be established. As many books and articles interpreting these currents in their original fashion should be published. The Right should occupy as much public and virtual space as possible.
  • Emphasize the religious, orthodox, initiatory and hierarchical elements of given currents wherever possible. Prefer the mystical subcurrents. It is the initiatory element of esotericism which completely escapes the Left, as it implies hierarchy, as well as the need to actually do something for your spiritual growth instead of pretending to be born as a perfect “star”.
  • Guénon and Evola should be studied by rightist Thelemites, as these authors provide appropriate guidelines on how esoteric texts of all religions are to be understood. The Right has the rich school of integral Traditionalism on its side, the Left has no equivalent.
  • Instead of spreading open lies as the Left often does (e.g. claiming that “Crowley was an egalitarian” while in fact we can read in his works that “It is useless to pretend that men are equal; facts are against it.”[2]), one has to point out the Left’s deception. This will require both rhetorical skills and a deep understanding of the debated topic, but I have seen it to be utterly effective in even winning people to the Right.
  • Highlight the Left’s anti-Christian hypocrisy: while claiming to fight against religious oppression and prejudice, they fail to attack any religion other than Christianity. While Christian girls need sexual liberation, Muslim girls need to stay in burkas. While one of the tenets of TST defends bodily inviolability, this is put to practice only in pro-choice propaganda: Jews and Muslims are never attacked for their practice of circumcision.
  • Instead of advocating equality, advocate the right to differ. The only reason why leftists side with religious minorities is because they try to exploit their supposed “victim” status. They have no real understanding of the core beliefs of these religions, for if they had, they would see these as oppressive and patriarchal as well. If you happen to interact with a member of such a religious minority, enlighten him on the fact these leftists are mostly atheistic hedonists who exploit his status for their own ends. In the end, the core values of leftism are just as corrosive to e.g. Islam, as they are to Christianity.
  • Show support for the orthodox elements and representatives of religions of various minorities, as well as, of course, Christianity. It’s these orthodox groups which refuse to integrate, have separatist tendencies and cherish their right to differ, and therefore are the Right’s natural allies. The Left tries to paint minorities as people who are not so different, or who have the same faults and sins as the majority has: that means that they see them as equally reducible to one-dimensional consumers with no identity, just like the brainwashed majority. The Right should instead point out the differences, the uniqueness of these differences and the need to protect them in an ethnopluralist style. By showing respect to the orthodox ones, those who achieved perfection in following the strict rules of their respective religion, a moral high ground is gained in comparison to the Left. While the approach of the Left is in fact an infantilization of all groups they try to protect, and therefore can be seen as a silent insult, the approach proposed here shows respect to the real transcendental and mystic aspect of a given religion, it’s very core, which leftists often have no idea of.


This demonstration of how far the Left was able to tread into the intellectual territory of the Right should be read as a call for counteraction, but also as a warning. Basically no cultural or intellectual field is absolutely safe from infiltration. For instance, it has come to our attention that there are serious attempts by leftists to infiltrate and undermine even such spheres of nativist alternative spirituality as Nordic or Slavic neopaganism.

There is no need to despair in this battle on the spiritual front. The positions that the leftists occupy stand on shaky legs. They have barely anything except their vast propaganda and censorship to offer, as their overtaking of these fields came at the cost of an obvious distortion of what these currents were meant to represent. Truth and eternity are on our side.

The only way how the Left can win over religions is by distorting their message – by encouraging their modernized, washed down, inauthentic “feel good” versions, where the words of prophets and holy men are no longer taken seriously, but are regarded as fanciful metaphors at best, or even ignored completely. Such a castrated approach to religion will never inspire great deeds, will not encourage the building of cathedrals, and will not uplift the spirit of man. What we would get instead is a world where mediocre people of unclear heritage, religion and identity live their one-dimensional lives one next to the other, united not by any transcendental principle, but by its absence – and therefore not united at all. This is what the Right stands to prevent.


[1] To get a picture of Crowley’s view on politics, look here:

[2] The Old Comment to Liber AL II, 25.

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  1. Charlie Farnsbarns
    Posted February 21, 2018 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    The Church of Satan used to have a very active rightist wing. They all came together to hold a large rally, held on the symbolic date of 8/8/88. People like Nikolas and Zeena Schreck, Boyd Rice, Michael Moynihan, Adam Parfrey etc. The CoS of today is a pale imitation, very much taken over by liberals and bordering on SJWism. LaVey is currently spinning in Hell…

    The Temple of Set, while not a specifically right-wing organisation, has often be accused of being ‘Nazis’ etc. Their leader, Michael Aquino, once held a ritual at Wewelsburg Castel, home of the SS. Their official reading list features a section on ‘Fascism, Totalitarianism and Magick’ where, alongside titles you’d expect, such as Stephen E. Flowers ‘The Secret King’ and other book on Nazi Occultism, there are favourable reviews of David Irving’s ‘Hitler’s War’ and Madison Grant’s ‘The Passing of the Great Race’.

    The last part of the comment on the Grant book reads:

    “The most interesting aspect of this book is that only a few years ago, it was accepted as a respectable contender in the academic/scientific community. After World War II, it was, in Orwell’s terms, guilty of Crimethink and thus condemned to be an Unperson. There is a lesson to be learned here, concerning the durability and invulnerability of ‘established scientific fact’ when it becomes politically or socially inconvenient. I hereby suggest that you make up your own mind as to whether the book is convincing. After all, I wouldn’t want to get in trouble for even appearing to endorse it…”

    Thelema too is, at heart, a rightist ideology. Anyone who reads Chapter 3 of ‘The Book of the Law’ cannot help but notice this. Yet, as with Satanism, the fatal flaw is an emphasis on individualism. The individualism of LaVeyan Satanism, Setianism and Thelema is very much coupled with elitism, anti-egalitarianism and the individualism is seen as a personal matter, a challenge to the individual to excel, not specifically a call for society as a whole to be of an atomistic nature.

    Liberals and the left can therefore latch on this facet, ignore all the other aspects, and hey-presto, you have liberal occultism. As this essay suggests, there are ways to counter this and this would be a worthy endeavour because beneath all the scaremongering, the specifically Western version of the left-hand path of which Satanism, Setianism and Thelema are part, do have much to offer white people in the end days of the Kali Yuga.

  2. Mikkel Ivarsson
    Posted February 21, 2018 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    Enjoyed this immensely, active we must be in these endeavors. If the space is public, seize it, we must force their hand against us in the public sphere if they wish to censor or debate.

  3. Donna Black
    Posted February 21, 2018 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    “The individualism of LaVeyan Satanism, Setianism and Thelema is very much coupled with elitism, anti-egalitarianism and the individualism is seen as a personal matter, a challenge to the individual to excel, not specifically a call for society as a whole to be of an atomistic nature.”

    Well said. It could not be better explained than this. Rarely has any phrase been more misunderstood than “Do What Thou Wilt”…

  4. Robert Furtkamp
    Posted February 21, 2018 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    At this point,doing whatever it takes to get the documents and writings and corpus available of Crowley will do much of the work more than anything.

    The (almost, perhaps actually, intentional) side-effect of AC’s works not being in print or emphasized has led to a generation of spoon-fed Thelemites who read the first chapter of AL at best and then move on to the pap that redefines the system as some sort of “it’s all in your head” Jungian self-analysis – which is all the more sad because allegedly, an pile of books has been waiting to be printed for …how long? If cost is an issue, the powers that be could have done Kickstarter, released electronic versions first then sold dead tree ones, et cetera. But they haven’t.

    These works (and letters, and whatnot) would illustrate if nothing else the fact that AC cannot be viewed from the crazed SJW prism of much of the modern OTO and proxies – but sadly, just like being able to discuss the specifics of the system in order to explain this, the basic truth is that the leftist Thelemites must be willing to actually devote study time to reading the man directly.

    What we’re seeing honestly is the admonition of “few & secret” being beat into our heads, though – it can be argued that the secret that the OTO is designed to protect cannot die, as AC states in Ch. 71 of Magick without Tears…but the vehicle has muddled along with not much to show for it for seventy years now after Crowley’s death….

    • Dionýz Sokol
      Posted February 22, 2018 at 10:11 am | Permalink

      The positive side of the thing is that on the 1st of December 2017 seventy years since Crowley’s death have passed, and that means that his works have entered the public domain. Of course, the OTO is doing anything possible to hinder possible publications by other parties. E.g. many of Crowley’s books released by the OTO are full of later notes and commentaries done by other people, and one has to be careful to release Crowley’s works without these alien additions, as that would be (if I understand correctly) a breach of copyright. However, I encourage all publishers of the Right to get Crowley back in print now that it is possible.

  5. t. stefan
    Posted February 22, 2018 at 2:49 am | Permalink

    Any thoughts on authors who tried to fuse orthodox Christianity and western magical tradition, like Tomberg? “Meditations on the Tarot” would make for a great gateway drug, of sorts, to occultism for conservative Christians who were otherwise led to believe that occult traditions are inherently anti-Christian and anti-conservative.

    Anyway, I will admit that my familiarity with Crowley is only second hand. Closest I came is trough some reading on currently widely popular “chaos magick,” which were, to me, utterly off-putting. What I’ve read was filled with postmodern relativism, nihilism and liberal posturing, combined with its author’s hard-on for feminist & libertine strains of “gnosticism” straight out of one of those pop history books on Gnosticism that were available in troves after “Da Vinci’s Code” became so popular.

  6. manfred arcane
    Posted February 22, 2018 at 3:52 am | Permalink

    “For instance, it has come to our attention that there are serious attempts by leftists to infiltrate and undermine even such spheres of nativist alternative spirituality as Nordic or Slavic neopaganism.”

    Is it possible to expand on this? I know that, in English-speaking corners of the world, pop culture went into overdrive, for decades now, in its attempts to paint neopaganism as this inherently left-wing affair, but I haven’t noticed anything like that in regards to Slavic neopaganism. I DID notice attempts from US and British writers, say fixation on Baba Yaga as some sort of feminist figure. Recently, that Folk Horror Revival guy released a book on Slavic beliefs. Since he seems to be very much plugged into the far left hivemind, I assume that it might also contain some such attempts (or it might be completely harmless).
    I could kinda see subversion like that going on in Russia tho, from what I understand of the situation there.

    • Dionýz Sokol
      Posted February 22, 2018 at 9:59 am | Permalink

      When it comes to the Neopagan scene, I can only rely on secondhand sources, as I am not directly a part of that current. But this is what I have come to know.

      Since it is basically impossible to corrupt the Slavic neopagan scene from within, as patriotism is a natural part of their religious worldview, they try to corrupt the scene from without. For example, there was a certain occult author in my country who wrote a book about “Slavic sorcery”, which was a trap for newcomers, as the book seemed very Neopagan at first glance, but in fact was full of chaos magic and relativism. I am also aware that there are certain leftist Thelemites who try to combine their believes with Slavic Neopaganism, which de facto means an attempt to smuggle liberal ideas among Pagans.

      On the other hand, both of these tactics can, in fact, be utilized by rightwingers to reach their own ends.

  7. wintermute
    Posted February 22, 2018 at 7:44 am | Permalink

    For the starters, it would help to have people read Crowley’s actual writings. There is a reasons why only a couple of his works get read and even then selectively… Also, maybe if publishers like Counter Currents or Manticore Press released some anthologies of essays on Crowley, presenting a variety of views from the Right. Or even better if some author took it on himself to present him from a right-wing POV: something that could serve as a handy introductory work for people on the Right, something that would provide them with tools for reading and understanding Crowley. Right now, it is Leftists who shape his image and his current interpretation.

    • Posted February 22, 2018 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

      Done it.

    • Mac Tírè
      Posted February 22, 2018 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

      Kerry Bolton covers Crowley in More Artists of the Right. Unfortunely it’s not very long or in depth. A book like you suggust is an excellent idea. Maybe J.O’M. can do something like his Neville book.

  8. Gnome Chompsky
    Posted February 22, 2018 at 8:55 am | Permalink

    I read the article closely. Since I had friends from both lines for some years (although they would always say I was too Christian, naturally so), joined in some pranks with them at times, never their sekrit rituals.

    Should it be Anton Lavey or (((Anton Lavey)))?

    It seems the latter.

    He was a showman, I would recommend anyone to read the Jim and Deborah Goad interview with Howard (first name at birth) in the old Answer Me!

    The only person I can think of in terms of near-total indifference to and cynicism re. WWII to match that of LaVey is Charles Bukowski. Both express very similar views.

    As for Crowley, I have read his main work. People who follow him are often creepy.

    None less so than Genesis P. Orridge. AFAIK, the greatest re-populariser of ‘Thelema’.

    Look up his photo now, he is the ugliest type of tranny, and likely contributed to the death of his wife by his ‘we should look like each other’ project.

    In that, he was like Crowley, very proud of the women he drove to death.

    In any case, the overflow of leftist ‘Thelemites’ is hardly a new thing, it goes back to at least the late ’80s.

    I could be more specific (even the ‘secret’ name of one blabbermouth), but my post is long enough.

  9. Posted February 22, 2018 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

    However ‘elitist’ all this stuff is supposed to be it’s still libertarianism with nobs on , a futile and pointless distraction from reality, and a dead end. What a colossal waste of resources it would be for the Right to endeavour to publish a corpus of Crowley’s works, when there’s so much Rightist materiel that needs translating and publishing in English. Nor does this stuff relate to any European heritage; you’d be better becoming a Hindu. What a quagmire of bollocks.

  10. Mac Tírè
    Posted February 22, 2018 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    Has anyone devised a Left-Hand Path system based on the mythos of Esoteric Hitlerism?

  11. Blake
    Posted March 1, 2018 at 5:02 am | Permalink

    Robert Conquest’s 3 Laws of Politics:

    1.Everyone is conservative about what he knows best
    2. Any organization not explicitly right-wing sooner or later becomes left-wing
    3. The easiest way to explain the behaviour of any bureaucratic organization is to a assume it’s controlled by a cabal of its enemies

  12. Antiochus
    Posted March 10, 2018 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    Nobody is more influential than madame Blavatsky, godmother if the new age movement, who indirectly influenced and the Zeitgeist that spawned the very Germanic occult groups that led to the adoption of the swastika. Ironically she had it paired with a solomans seal on her publication. The new age movement really has influenced both right and left, but its unarguably gone leftward, even though the Nazis were the first hippies. Blavatsky actually believed Jews were recycled toxins from a previous universe that were not supposed to incarnate..sounds a little like Scientology lol. She also had something to do with the birth of the u.n. this phenomenon is also relevant in the metal scene, were the left and antifa types listen to bands like watain, whose front man called Hitler “a great visionary”. Its sad that metal is so infiltrated with this scum at the street level, even when the music is so subconscious or even explicitly far right in nature.

  13. Paul
    Posted January 26, 2020 at 6:56 am | Permalink

    The modern ‘extreme right’ – and this includes all of the alt-righters – have little or no conception of “Individualism”, which may be something to do with both their relative immaturity and some second-hand notion regarding Ayn Rand. Have the right never read Nietzsche or Stirner? Even if you don’t really understand these two authors, a greater familiarity with them may wean rightists off this absurd notion of “Individualism” as something to do with atomisation and isolation. It is more concerned with values and significance, and whether these factors emerge from within the perceiving Subject or from some supposed ‘objective’ external source (spoiler: there IS no external source of values or significance). And who is the author of one’s perceptions? The state accords itself this role (which is largely why we are in the appalling situation we are in), whereas the Individualist rightly says that WE are the authors of our own perceptions. History is a constant struggle over who is going to own this priceless piece of real estate – the human mind.
    There’s no certainty of LaVey/LeVey being ‘fully’ Jewish, although you can imagine Woody Allen dreaming him up. However, to say LaVey’s Satanism was crippled by Individualism shows little understanding of his objectives; in fact, “LaVeyan Satanism” – at its core – found its greatest strength in this individualism, and his Satanism was a fairly successful attempt to marry the insights of Egoism (a la Stirner) with the benefits of Ritual. Now, whether you think this was worth doing at all is up to you. LaVey was not as confused as Nietzsche (at least not in print) and his book may prove to be of more use to budding intellects than those of the Prussian gadfly.

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