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What is the difference between Right Hand Path and Left Hand Path?

Right-Hand Path belief systems generally share the following properties:

* Belief in a higher power, such as a deity.
* Obedience to the will of a higher power.
* The belief that there is an absolute definition of good and evil that applies to everyone.
* Esoteric belief in a supernatural mechanism like Karma, divine retribution, or the Threefold Law, which entails the assessment of moral decisions made in one's lifetime.
* The ultimate goal of merging the individual consciousness into a greater or cosmic whole.

Left-Hand Path belief systems generally share the following properties:

* The conviction that individuals can become akin to gods, usually through spiritual insight.
* The conviction that there is no such thing as a selfless act. Fulfilling one's desire is acknowledged to be selfish, at the least reaping an individual sense of satisfaction. Altruism is considered self-deception, created and fostered by conventional religions.
* An exoteric interpretation of concepts like karma, divine retribution, or the Threefold Law, resulting in flexible rather than rigid codes of morality.
* The conviction that the individual is preeminent, and that all decisions should be made with the goal of cultivating the self (though not necessarily the ego).
* The conviction that each individual is responsible for his or her own happiness, and that no external force will provide salvation or reward actions which do not advance one's own happiness in this life.
* The conviction that the forces of the universe can be harnessed to one's personal will by magical means, and that power gained and wielded in such a manner is an aid to enlightenment, to self-satisfaction, and to self-deification.
* A Platonic view of deities as "first-forms." If deity is perceived as having consciousness, then all relationships with the deity are in the form of a partnership, or an alliance which does not require subservience. Some practitioners of Left-Hand Path belief systems summarize this concept with the statement that "prideful deities like prideful partners."

Taken from http://en.wikipedia.o...

While this group says "Left Hand Path", we have many traditions that join us. In addition to the "Left Hand Path" Traditions, below you will find information on several other traditions that typically join us, as well as some of the common practices utilized by those who consider themselves "Left Hand Path".

What is Dark Paganism?
What is Demonolatry?
What is Dragon Rouge?
What is Luciferianism?
What is Ordo Templi Orientis (Thelemic Theology)
What is Satanism?
What is Sex Magick? (only viewable to members)
What is the Temple of Set?

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Page title Most recent update Last edited by
What is Dark Paganism? September 25, 2008 5:20 PM anonymous
What is Ordo Templi Orientis? (Thelemic Theology) September 25, 2008 5:03 PM anonymous
What is Demonolatry? September 25, 2008 3:49 PM anonymous
What is the Temple of Set? September 20, 2008 10:28 AM anonymous
What is Dragon Rouge? September 20, 2008 10:18 AM anonymous
What is Luciferianism? September 20, 2008 9:57 AM anonymous
What is Satanism? September 25, 2008 8:05 AM anonymous
About Los Angeles - The Eclectic Hellfire Club July 9, 2009 5:34 PM anonymous

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