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CULTUM TENEBRIS by mistertrece CULTUM TENEBRIS by mistertrece
Aerosol spray on canvas, one kleenex. OST: LA COKA NOSTRA "Masters Of The Dark Arts" [link] IMMORTAL " All Shall Fall" [link]

The terms Left-Hand Path and Right-Hand Path refer to a dichotomy between two opposing philosophies found in the Western Esoteric Tradition, which itself covers various groups involved in the occult and ceremonial magic. In some definitions, the Left-Hand Path is equated with malicious Black Magic and the Right-Hand Path with beneficial White Magic. Other occultists have criticised this definition, believing that the Left-Right dichotomy refers merely to different kinds of working, and does not necessarily connote good or bad magical actions.

In more recent definitions, which base themselves on the terms' origins amongst Indian Tantra, the Right-Hand Path, or RHP, is seen as a definition for those magical groups which follow specific ethical codes and adopt social convention, while the Left-Hand Path adopts the opposite attitude, espousing the breaking of taboo and the abandoning of set morality. Some contemporary occultists have stressed that both paths can be followed by a magical practitioner, as essentially they have the same goals.

They often reject societal convention and the status quo, which some suggest is in a search for spiritual freedom. As a part of this, LHP followers embrace magical techniques that would traditionally be viewed as taboo, for instance using sex magic or embracing Satanic imagery. As Mogg Morgan wrote, the "breaking of taboos makes magick more potent and can lead to reintegration and liberation, for example the eating of meat in a vegetarian community can have the same liberating effect as anal intercourse in a sexually inhibited straight society."

They often question religious or moral dogma, instead adhering to forms of personal anarchism.They often embrace sexuality and incorporate it into magical ritual.Under these definitions, various esoteric groups, often with widely differing beliefs, could be considered to be followers of the LHP. These include various forms of Satanism, such as LaVeyan Satanism as well as Theistic Satanism.

Other Western LHP philosophies include Setianism, the Typhonian Order, Luciferianism, some beliefs of the New Age movement, chaos magic, Feri, magicians involved with demonology, as well as groups like the Dragon Rouge and the Order of Nine Angles. The Petwo cult of Haitian Vodou reflects the LHP ethos. Several eastern philosophies could also be viewed as adhering to the LHP including forms of Taoism, forms of Hinduism such as Aghoris and Vamachara, forms of Buddhism like the Drukpa Lineage and Bön.

"Masters of the Dark Arts, the masters of puppets
We on another planet, not even NASA could touch us
Masters of the darkest reaches of reality
Enter the gallery and witness organized anarchy"

"Master of the Dark Arts, masters of universal law
Pray for peace but indisputable at war
Masters of the darkest hours of our time
Masters of our destiny, we the masters of our lives"
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roundtower Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº5 o Destacados nº 5" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).
¡Por favor, queremos ver más trabajos tuyos en el grupo!  Heart 



* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 5. (Best works of the group). 
Please, We want to see more works in the group of you!  Heart 
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KainMorgenmeer Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great picture.
I really like that you always give background information to your works.
Btw, a good summary of LHP and RHP
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absumaniac Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
:clap:
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!!!! :D
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absumaniac Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
no problem!
This work is an excellent!!!!
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Rah-Jah Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Awesome!
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!!!!
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Rah-Jah Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student Interface Designer
You're welcome!
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hermafrodite Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
thats metal
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Aeschmadeava Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013   General Artist
finally someone's that has similar interests :)
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