By Stephen E. Flowers
Examines the left-hand direction and divulges the masters of the culture
• Explores the practices and ideology of many left-hand course teams, together with the Cult of Set, the Hell-Fire membership, and heretical Sufi, Zoroastrian, Christian, and Muslim sects
• Investigates many notorious occult personalities, together with Helena Blavatsky, Aleister Crowley, the Marquis de Sade, and Anton LaVey
• Explains the genuine distinction among the right-hand direction and the left-hand path--union with and dependence on God as opposed to person freedom and self-empowerment
From black magic and Satanism to Gnostic sects and Gurdjieff’s Fourth means, the left-hand course has been associated with many practices, cults, and participants around the a long time. Stephen vegetation, Ph.D., examines the equipment, teachings, and historic position of the left-hand course, from its origins in Indian tantric philosophy to its underlying impression in present global affairs, and divulges which philosophers, magicians, and occult figures all through background can actually be referred to as “Lords of the Left-Hand Path.”
Flowers explains that whereas the right-hand course seeks union with and therefore dependence on God, the left-hand course seeks a “higher law” in response to wisdom and tool. it's the approach of self-empowerment and actual freedom. starting with historical Hindu and Buddhist sects and relocating Westward, he examines many alleged left-hand course teams, together with the Cult of Set, the Yezidi satan Worshippers, the Assassins, the Neoplatonists, the Hell-Fire membership, the Bolsheviks, the occult Nazis, and a number of other heretical Sufi, Zoroastrian, Christian, and Muslim sects. Following a delicately crafted definition of a real adherent of the left-hand direction in line with major principles--self-deification and problem to the conventions of “good” and “evil”--the writer analyzes many recognized and notorious personalities, together with H. P. Blavatsky, Faust, the Marquis de Sade, Austin Osman Spare, Aleister Crowley, Gerald Gardner, Anton LaVey, and Michael Aquino, and divulges which occult masters have been Lords of the Left-Hand direction.
Flowers indicates that the left-hand direction isn't inherently evil yet a part of our background and our deep-seated wish to be unfastened, self sufficient, and in command of our destinies.