I was thinking on something and after mulling it over I thought you all might like to hear it.
I was meditating on the idea of Darkness bringing Illumination. I always viewed the Light as being the High Illuminator and certainly it is. Light can show us what is around us, what is already there. I have a lot of allies and great friends who are light orientated, and are very powerful. Certainly enlightened beings prefer the light. After all you can see what is around you and where you are going in the Light.
However the Goddess I serve and the God I am getting to know are both Light and Dark and they have taught me a lot. The demons I have worked with and am currently working with certainly have enlightened me to a degree. My own path is neither Dark or Light but is in the middle as I find myself comfortable in Darkness or Light, angels and demons, saints, and the dead, fluffy bunnies and scary rip-your-face-off things.
Consider the human brain, can it see? hear? taste, feel, or smell? No it can not. The brain must rely on other organs to supply it with information. Sitting, enshrouded by darkness the brain is forced to cast its gaze inwards. In doing so the brain begins to unravel the mysteries of itself.
Having had discovered what sleeps within itself the brain then can create. The most beautiful works of art have come form an organ that is surrounded in Darkness. Medicine, symphonies, love, weapons of war, pollution (from humans), all of these have been created by the organ that sits in darkness.
The Light illuminates us by showing us what is “out there” the Dark illuminates us by showing us what is “in here”. In the Light there is safety, we can see a cliff before we reach it and thus know to avoid it. In the Darkness there is no such safety. We struggle to find our way around and fall down many cliffs only to have to face the monsters and demons that live in these pits and by extension live in ourselves. Having conquered those we are more apt and ready to conquer the next batch we face.
Light brings illumination of what is already there. Darkness creates something new, and having created something new we can gain a special type of illumination, a dark illumination.
In Nomine Hecate, may She ever light our ways,