I wanted to make a quick post in acknowledgement of the Church of Satan’s 50th!
Without Anton LaVey and the CoS, the Wester Left-hand path may still be largely hidden from many and many of the great works which are now widely available would be absent.
Whatever your views on LaVey and the CoS as it was, or is now, the impact has been huge. Without such, we would not have many of the current LHP groups.
Waes thu LaVey Hael!
For many in the Anglophone world, the history of modern European occultism begins with the Theosophical Society, finds its speed with The Golden Dawn, and eventually climaxes in Crowley‘s fiery revolution of Thelema. Throughout this historical narrative, there is always the suggestion of a flourishing occult revival occurring in France, but often little by way […]
via “Eliphas Lévi and the French Occult Revival” by Christopher McIntosh — Heathen Harvest
An interesting question in the below linked article. The reality is — if our manifest causal universe is either a computer simulation or an aspect of an overarching consciousness, then as we may only measure and interpret data via instrumentation that itself is a part of the same manifestation, then we may only ever gather empirical data as allowed for by the simulation/consciousness. In short, unless we can measure from outside of the universe, we will never really be able to define what the universe is. It may all be but “a dream within a dream”, as Edgar Allen Poe wrote.
Source: Is the Universe a Sophisticated Simulation? Neil deGrasse Tyson and other scientists discuss the possibility | Ancient Code