I recently read a book by Craig Williams called “Cave of the Numinous” and the point is made that not only the Western Esoteric traditions on a whole have their roots in Vedic Practices, but also being somewhat lacking in personal sovereignty in relation to their gods. The observation is made that most western esoteric scenes involve merging (absorbing) oneself into a certain divine power to that aligns with one’s will while the objective of Left Handed Tantra aims to claim a sovereign place apart of external intelligences and destiny imposed by them. This is done by realizing the inner hidden such, which is NOT the Black sun, but the inner light of intelligence. Left Handers tend to speaking of “getting to the root” of spiritual being and claiming true sovereignty but seem to focused strongly on the black sun and allowing very self aware “Qliphothic” entities to seemingly ride/consume/saturate their beings with their energies.
This is why I have recently taken a liking to the overarching concept of planetary magick; to absorb and utilize energies from the universe itself to carry out my own unique agenda and not necessarily giving my spiritual body to infernal beings who (by nature) seek to conquer. I also noticed while demons tend to like payments of the bodily nature, (blood, sexual fluids, deeds, etc.) an angel like Gabriel (Whom I’ve briefly worked with) may coordinate events which seem to be a “slap on the wrist” but realizing that these event steer me toward awakening to an alternative path/method in reaching my goal that’s better suited for me. Not a change in goal, just a realization of error in methods. Payment for angels seems to be the promise of enlightenment itself rather than offering up a part of yourself directly to them or utilizing a skill they assisted in attaining for conquest or imposing control. The story of Saint George comes to my mind on this.
My personal observation is that no matter where you look in the occult, every practice of every tradition/system involves taking energies of external into you to work your will, whether is celestial, angelic, demonic, void dwelling, or other. Every commitment to personal power comes from devotion, whether to a tradition, entity, or personal system. I know humans are inherent emanations of universal powers present in all entities, being our connection to it and what we perceive is partly because of our own subjective perceptions. But these powers are truly none other than naturally foreign because these worlds exist whether we are born into flesh or not. My question is whether true sovereignty is really at all possible in this spiritual universe.
Apologies for the lengthy post. But I knew I’d have to explain myself on this one.