Sigils, rituals and meditation.
Sigils, rituals and meditation. It seems that this piece will describe some detailed rite or handling for us to use. Though it always has been my intent to pass on some of my personal views and workings, this will be for a later date.
When we struggle ourselves through the information available on the internet and in books, we seem to drown in it. So many points of view and idea's. Which one is correct and which one is fake?
If we have walked the occult/ spiritual path for some years it quickly becomes easy to recognize valid points and total mumbo jumbo, though we never may forget that this is a personal interpretation. That what goes for us, maybe is a total waste for other people.
Let's give an example, the Enochian keys. I used the ones of Dr. LaVey when I started on the Left Hand Path, but later on came in contact with the ones found on the JoS website, which seemed to have more depth, but in the end didn't touch much ground for me. In the end I turned back to the interpretation of Aleister Crowley, though lightly altered here and there. Do I now say, that the ones done by Crowley are the best ones? No, they just work best for me.
I also use the English version of the keys. There maybe some beauty in the Enochian version, but trying to twist tongue and mouth in all kind of directions, to speak out something, no one factually can understand, remind me of my days as a clergy member and saying mass in Latin. It has a deeper ground, but in the end it's questionable. But again, this is a very personal view.
Once we put our feet on the Left Hand Path, we know there is only one truth, namely our own view of matters and rituals, as this work for us. As such there are many ways to continue, as each of us, will develop their own view of the path. And in diversity there can be unity, but also much debate.
Personally I believe, that we must grow over this. Of Course we have our own opinions and the right to share them, just as another person has the right to accept or decline these. What ever we do and accept as valuable, it is our own personal way of working with the LHP. We can share it and maybe it helps others, but for the same, they just consider it as totally crazy.
When I started on the LHP, I accepted the most basic points, brought forward through people as Dr. Anton LaVey and Aleister Crowley. Later on I learned more from, for example, Carl Gustav Jung and it changed my views and how I worked with them. As in my first days on the path for example, the Black Mass was of great importance to me, it has lost much of it's attraction to me. I still have a kind "Blessing of the Chalice", which I find valuable as it's a way for me, to connect to the forces of the universe, through Sutekh and also has a deep meaning as it is, a connection to the vampiric way of life. Next to that I work with meditation, mudra's and the chakra's. But also sigils still have some value as a kind of power symbols.
My quest on the LHP has brought me to Sutekh, also known as Set, Seth, Setesh and by many other names, and around that my personal view has grown, and maybe some elements of what I do, can be worth something to others, but the main point is, that we create our own walk on the Path, only as such, it truly can become liberating and really bring us towards self realization/ deification.