The recent thread
with Dr. Aquino put forth some ideas that demand clarification,
specifically with regards to the essential difference between the Black Magic (left-hand path) practiced by devotees of Satan/Set and the White Magic
(right-hand path) practiced by other religions and sects.
On page three
of that thread, Dr. Aquino wrote:
“White” magic, as advocated by primitive pagan and modern institutional religions, offers devotees the illusion of “re-inclusion” in
the Universal scheme of things through various ritualistic devotions and superstitions.
The Black Magician, on the other hand, rejects both the desirability of union with the Universe and any self-deceptive antics designed to create such
an illusion. He has considered the existence of the individual psyche - the “core you” of your conscious intelligence - and has taken satisfaction
from its existence as something unlike anything else in the Universe. The Black Magician desires this psyche to live, to experience, and to continue.
He does not wish to die - or to lose his consciousness and identity in a larger, Universal consciousness [assuming that such exists]. He wants to be.
This decision in favor of individual existence is the first premise of the Temple of Set.
The second premise of the Temple is that the psychecentric consciousness can evolve towards its own divinity through deliberate exercise of the
intelligence and Will, a process of becoming or coming into being whose roots may be found in the dialectic method expounded by Plato and the
conscious exaltation of the Will proposed by Nietzsche.
In his work Black Magic
, he further opines:
Followers of the RHP are those whose stated goal is egocentric absorption into the OU [which they confuse with the universe as a whole]. They
wish to harmonize their actions with it, attune their intellects and emotions to what they consider the God of Universal Consciousness, and thus
partake of the immortality and divinity presumably characterizing that Consciousness. This is the theoretical nirvana of the Buddhist, the Jainist,
and the Hindu; the "salvation" of the Christian.
The dilemma, of course, lies in the problem of "destroying" the ego and then continuing to exist on Earth thinking, talking, writing, and acting as
an obviously still-egocentric being who is just as obviously not One with the OU.
This is extremely clever disinformation, as it uses softening language to cast doubt upon the veracity of the RHP while simultaneously infecting
grains of truth with subtle lies. There's no doubt that Dr. Aquino has a solid intellect, and equally no doubt that he wrote those passages to
deliberately obfuscate the true nature of the RHP.
We'll start first with the basics:
The goal of the RHP is NOT permanent absorption of the individual self into the Objective Universe.
The goal is of the RHP is NOT eternal abandonment of your unique self in favor of permanent assimilation into some spirit-amalgamation of Borglike
In Buddhists works, nirvana is NOT a permanent destination, but is viewed as the "other shore" that one reaches and experiences before plunging back
into the "waves of birth and death"—the normal world in which you can think, talk, write, and act and like everyone else.
What the RHP IS--what this process allows you to DO--is abandon all parts of the self that you are not.
Which begs the question--what are you? What are you, really?
Are you a composite lump of flesh and bone, a slave to the animal instinct of the body--a mere vessel designed to do little more than GORGE and HORDE
and BATTLE and SEX your way through life until death sweeps you into oblivion?
Or are you a unique spirit tied to flesh for the purposes of experiencing this earthly life, a unique spirit whose natural state is to embody the
divinity from which it arose?
Across long periods of time spent in a body, disconnected from the source, the soul accumulates unwanted habits. While encased in an material form, it
becomes a slave to the instincts of the form it inhabits, and gradually comes to mistake these instincts as its true and original state.
Adherence to the RHP removes these delusions, cleansing the soul from the toxic influences of the form it inhabits. The RHP and its objective--the
absorption in the source that Dr. Aquino speaks of with such thin-veiled disdain—is not a permanent thing unless you wish it to be, but is rather a
spiritual bathing process that gradually washes away all of the accumulated and undesirable traits of instinct and uncontrolled emotion and habit
energy that plague all biological forms.
This is a shedding of the animal self--the undesirable (and often self-destructive) instincts, cravings, and uncontrolled emotions of the lesser soul.
The end result is a return to what Taoists and Buddhists call your “original face,” the state of unblemished and pure nature with which you
entered this body and world.
In short, the RHP is about development of the higher self while learning to overrule the baser instincts of the biological form you inhabit. The RHP
is about raising the soul to a higher level of consciousness, about attenuating yourself to the morality of God and furthering your personal spiritual
The goal is to realign your spirit with the morality and ethics of the source from which it arose, allowing it to once again commune with—but not
forever lose itself in!—the spirit of God. By attuning the spirit/consciousness so it more closely aligns with the consciousness of God, allowing
the practitioner to strengthen his true self, to supplant and override the ego with a complete and untarnished exercise of free will.
Like Dr. Aquino states in Black Magic, where he states fourth and fifth degree Setians have the option to temporarily connect the consciousness with
that of higher powers, so too does the advanced practitioner of the RHP have the ability to volitionally fuse their consciousness with that of a
The difference, friends, is that in the case of a practitioner of the LHP, the individual fuses themselves with Satan, with Set, with any number of
malevolent entities that have already embraced the path of darkness.
In the case of a practitioner of the RHP, the individual is fusing themselves with the Creator--with the eternal essence of light and love that fuels
But in both cases, the practitioner still retains the ability to "detach" from the source and exist as an independent being. No free will is lost in
practicing the RHP; no sense of personal identity is forever relinquished.
This practice merely cleanses the soul and strengthens the will to the point where you no longer have to be a slave to future occurring instincts and
animal desires, bringing you to the point where you alone can fully exercise the gift of free with which you were born.
This is what Taoists call “free to stay or go,” a state where you once again become a master of your body, instead of a servant to its needs and
This is what Dr. Aquino wants you to misunderstand.