Thursday, December 19, 2013

Dark Cult #1: The Cult of Xoth

With this post I begin a new series about a number of dark cults that exist, so far as I know, only in my mind. I make these posts to plant seeds in the minds of all who stumble upon them, in hopes that they may bloom into fetid flowers of unlimited power!

For me, as a Dark Star, the creation of such cults is a spiritual imperative. Having explored the religions and spiritual paths available on this planet for many years and found them all lacking, I've finally realized that the only cults that really inspire me are those I create myself.

In the dawning Aeon, in which modernity's myths have failed and postmodern nihilism has given way to Chaoism, I believe cult creation will be a vital growth enterprise. In an age of spiritual ruin, in which cosmic awe and greatness have fled from the souls of men, I believe it will be cults such as these that revitalize and awaken a slumbering humanity, and become the foundations of powerful new empires and religions going forward.

If you would like to try your hand at dark cult creation, click on the button below. Darkest fortunes!





The Cult of Xoth:


The Cult of Xoth is an order of renegade scientists, scholars, occultists and artists who have heard the call of other gods and left mundane society far behind. Xoths practice a nameless, abysmal cosmic religion, which they believe to be of extraterrestrial origin. They consider H.P. Lovecraft to be their prophet, as the man who first revealed the true horror of humanity's cosmic predicament, prophesied the return of the Outer Gods and heralded the dawn of the new dark age.

Xoths have developed an elaborate mythos tracing the influence of their cult throughout recorded and pre-recorded history. They believe Xoths had a hidden hand in the religions of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and India, the druids of archaic Britain, the astronomer-priests of the Aztecs and Mayans, the origins of Islam and primeval shamans throughout the world.

The Star Temple:

Xoth cultists have purchased an abandoned observatory in the New Mexico desert and converted it into a temple. Stone stairs and an observation platform have been built around the structure, giving it an aspect reminiscent of an ancient Mayan or Indian pyramid. Inside, Xoth astronomer-monks watch the stars religiously through the three meter telescope, paying particular attention to the dark rift housing the galaxy's supermassive black hole, and an obscure galaxy in the Bo├Âtes void where they believe green Xoth, homeworld of their gods, is located.

The cultists also conduct bizarre nighttime rituals on the temple grounds, marking various celestially significant events by burning great eldritch sigils in the earth around the perimeter of the observatory, and chanting in unison while gazing skyward toward the stars, black holes and galaxies which interest them.

There are rumors of even more sinister doings at the Star Temple; the most noxious of these concerns the alleged practice of ritual sacrifice of human beings on the observatory platform by Xoth priests during particularly propitious celestial alignments.

Ideology:

The Xoth cult seeks to prepare mankind for the return of the Outer Gods to earth. Xoth astronomers have complex theories and make detailed observations to predict the star alignments which will mark the onset of the Age of Return. Xoths are strong proponents of space exploration, and may have played a role in the development of space programs via occult influence on key personalities such as Jack Parsons and Wernher von Braun. However, they believe the revelations of science are too shocking for mundane minds, and should be restricted to an endarkened elite. They are also keenly interested in pychedelic drugs and the UFO phenomenon, and play an active role in attempting to open portals into our world for alien intelligences via their psychonautic research and sorcerous workings.

Philosophically, Xoths are cosmicists, who regularly meditate upon the insignificance of humanity in an entropic, dying cosmos. Politically, the cult seeks to infiltrate all power-possessing organizations worldwide, and to subvert and convert their leadership to the abysmal Xothic religion. Fundamentally, Xoths believe that humanity is deceived by the false gods of conventional religion, blinded by progress, endangered by science, and deluded by their own rational minds. They wish to lift these veils of false enlightenment to reveal the stark, dark horror of a vast cosmos ruled by alien and indifferent gods. This is the Way of Xoth.



Monday, December 9, 2013

The Dark Stars




For a long time I have been struggling to give a name and a form to a sensibility that is my greatest source of inspiration and passion. As part of this ongoing effort, today I give birth to a new meme: The Dark Stars.

Among the rarest and most dangerous types of human beings found upon this Earth are those I call the Dark Stars. This term is partially derived from the New Age concept of “Star People” or “Starseeds” – Dark Stars share many characteristics of such individuals, including:

Not of This Earth: Dark Stars feel alienated from the inhabitants, institutions and events of this planet. To us, Earth is a planet of mundane, unambitious apes, to which we have been exiled and from which we long to escape.

Evolutionary Mission: Dark Stars have a passionate sense that they are on a mission to evolve this planet’s civilization toward something greater, darker and more powerful. They have thus been found among history’s greatest conquerors, prophets, industrialists, artists, inventors and scientists.

Supranormal Minds: Dark Stars are noted for their highly sensitive, intuitive, creative and magical minds. They often have out-of-body experiences, visionary episodes, creative epiphanies and extrasensory perceptions. 

Cosmic Perspective: Dark Stars are cosmic thinkers who find concepts such as starships, intergalactic travel, psychic phenomena and extraterrestrial intelligence natural and logical. Dark Stars are driven to explore and unite with the Dark Universe.

Where Dark Star People differ from Star People is that we are not “beings of Light,” but “beings of the Dark.” This means that we have endarkened personality traits, such as:

Beyond Good and Evil: Dark Stars are often baffled by the moralism of most societies, which they see as placing arbitrary limits on human behavior with no cosmic significance. Dark Stars may therefore be called “sociopaths” by the mundane, and be among the great iconoclasts and villains of history.

Lust for Power: Dark Stars understand that in this dark universe, only greater power offers mankind any hope of survival. To a Dark Star, the quest for power in all its forms – political, personal, scientific, spiritual, sexual, artistic – is a path to perfection and endarkenment.

Gnosticism: Dark Stars tend to have grim, Gnostic worldviews and sensibilities. They believe that man is a fallen god who remembers heaven, trapped in a dark, incomprehensible universe, doomed to dream, then die.

By their nature, Dark Stars are profoundly at odds with the dominant ideologies of this age – the Judeo-Christian religions and the Enlightenment. In this age, Dark Stars are among the iconoclasts, cult leaders, artists, writers, occultists and mystics who work in ways both seen and unseen, subtle and gross, to change the spirit of the age.

Notable recent examples of Dark Stars include: H. P. Lovecraft, Friedrich Nietzsche, Nikola Tesla, Aleister Crowley, Elijah Muhammad, G.I. Gurdjieff, Karl Haushofer, Adolf Hitler, Julius Evola, Jack Parsons, Jack Kirby, Edward Teller, L. Ron Hubbard, Ayn Rand, Osho and Anton Lavey.

Thanks to the work of such brilliant minds, I believe the stranglehold of the monotheists and Enlightenment cultists upon our culture has been broken forever. Thanks to such sorcery, the old gods are dead or dying, the age is changing, and new orders of magicians are taking the stage.

Dark Stars of the world, arise! The world is ours!
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