Examines the left-hand course and divulges the masters of the culture
• Explores the practices and ideology of many left-hand direction 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 course 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 approach, the left-hand direction has been associated with many practices, cults, and contributors around the a long time. Stephen flora, Ph.D., examines the equipment, teachings, and old function of the left-hand course, from its origins in Indian tantric philosophy to its underlying impression in present international affairs, and divulges which philosophers, magicians, and occult figures all through historical past can really be referred to as “Lords of the Left-Hand Path.”
Flowers explains that whereas the right-hand direction seeks union with and hence dependence on God, the left-hand direction seeks a “higher legislation” in line with wisdom and tool. it's the manner of self-empowerment and real freedom. starting with old 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 several other heretical Sufi, Zoroastrian, Christian, and Muslim sects. Following a gently crafted definition of a real adherent of the left-hand direction in accordance 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 loose, self reliant, and accountable for our destinies.