Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Dark Revelations

“Life is a hideous thing, and from the background behind what we know of it peer daemoniacal hints of truth which make it sometimes a thousandfold more hideous. Science, already oppressive with its shocking revelations, will perhaps be the ultimate exterminator of our human species – if separate species we be – for its reserve of unguessed horrors could never be borne by mortal brains if loosed upon the world.” –H.P. Lovecraft, Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family

“The nature scientists uncover has crafted our viler impulses into us: in fact, these impulses are a part of the process she uses to create. Lucifer is the dark side of cosmic fecundity, the cutting blade of the sculptor's knife. Nature does not abhor evil; she embraces it. With it she moved the human world to greater heights of organization, intricacy, and power.” –Howard Bloom, The Lucifer Principle

“The Light which birthed this universe was a fleeting whim; the galaxies are growing dim; the Darkness will forever more ascend.” –Sean the Sorcerer

Today I will attempt to convey to you some sense of the dark revelations which have gripped me in recent days, and about which I must first observe that I was fortunate to be born in this age and not an even less tolerant one. For what I am about to say would have marked me as a devil-worshiper of the blackest variety in the dark days of Christendom’s worldly kingdom, and guaranteed me a long and excruciating stay in the torture chambers of the Inquisitors before my final banishment to Hell.

Simply stated, my revelation is this: we live on a black planet in a dark universe, where the lion feeds on the lamb, man kills the lion and devours the Earth, the sun swallows the Earth, black holes swallow the stars, entropy destroys all creation, and the universe returns inexorably to the Void from whence it came.  Nowhere is there evidence of any benevolent design behind the cruel machinery of the Cosmos. Evil, Chaos and Darkness triumph; the Good are crushed beneath the Wheel; the Light is fleeting, but the Darkness is eternal.

The religions of the Light are therefore cruel deceptions, born of slavery and fantasy and a futile desire to escape the harsh realities of this Cosmos. By these false religions, man has turned away from the Darkness, and thereby made himself delusional, weak and wretched. But mere atheism is not a satisfactory alternative to the religions of the Light, and never will be. The time has come for a new religion which can reunite man with the primordial Darkness, which can awaken him to the power of the Dark Energy, which celebrates the infinite abysses and sees in the event horizon of the black hole the true face of the Lord of this Universe. You could call my religion “Cosmic Satanism”, for it has many similarities to the Satanists’ creed, but I want no association with the Christian mythos, so I will instead simply call it “Dark Cosmism”. Or perhaps my faith is more like cosmic Buddhism or Taoism, because I do not hold to the Left Hand Path doctrine that man can become like unto a god. Man is as nothing in the cosmic scheme of things and ever will be; he can at best catch glimpses of godhood by his mystic explorations of the Multiversal mind before entropy annihilates him.

The Hermetic philosophers are renowned for their cosmic profundity: “As Above, so Below. As Below so Above.” If this is true, then in such an infernal cosmos as this one, in which dark energy dominates and black holes swallow the stars, is it any wonder that down here on Earth the men who matter most seem to be possessed of a demonic energy which mirrors the amoral cosmic currents in the heavens above? Was Genghis Khan not a demon in the flesh, a monstrous shamanist who conquered most of Asia and sowed his seed across a continent? Were the conquests of the Christians any less brutal, proceeding as they did not by love and charity, but by ruthless destruction of pagan religions, brutal Crusades against the infidels and barbaric Inquisitions against the heretical?  And what of the Mohammedans’ spectacular blitzkrieg across the Near East at the bloody edge of holy warriors’ swords?  Has a more violent chapter of human history yet been written? Yet by such conquests have our civilizations been built, so we must regard their prophets as among the most successful men who have ever lived if by success we mean to change the world in accordance with the will.

Only in our inverted era have such expressions of will come to be equated with evil, but this strange age is passing fast, and a new apocalyptic epoch awaits. For all the great conquests of the past are as nothing compared to the empires of the future. I foresee a time of unimaginable strife ahead, an age of Satanic science unleashed, apocalyptic holy wars and genocidal campaigns to end humanity itself, as we approach the twilight of the Aeon of Man and the dawn of the Aeon of the Satanic Superman.

Here is a term which nicely conveys my sense of the coming Eschaton: the Satanic Singularity. This will be the inflection point beyond which current notions of good and evil become meaningless, all existing belief systems are overthrown, and man begins to merge both spiritually and physically with the dark energies of the universe. Could Dark Energy be the answer to Fermi’s famous question about our silent, lifeless universe? Does intelligence perhaps converge inexorably toward an Omega Point which is the antipode of de Chardin’s conception of a final convergence of the universe toward the Light of Christ consciousness? Don’t the cosmological facts suggest that the real Omega Point of this world is not universal Godhood and Light, but the Void of pure Darkness at the center of an event horizon? And just as man passes from Darkness to Darkness with a brief interlude of consciousness, aren't the heavens above just a brief flash of Light between infinite expanses of Darkness?

As Above, so Below. As Below, so Above.

I may of course be delusional or merely mad, but these visions come from somewhere, and though I am an atheist, I can’t help wondering about their source. Am I receiving messages from entities demonic or divine, or are they glimpses of tangent worlds which may yet intersect with our own in some possible future – worlds whose suffering echoes across the Multiverse as a warning to us all?  I cannot say with any certainty; I only convey these dark revelations and invite you to judge their meaning for yourself.

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