This is in response to @WiseManEcho’s post on another thread. Didn’t want to derail the OP, so I am making this it’s own thread. The essential argument made in that post was that the dark will and I quote verbatim “devolve you, cloud your mind and judgement and spiritually confine you into a prison of your own making. its side effects are cursing the world, drowning in fear and lashing out at everything and everyone just to feel as if you have control over everything”. Firstly, the darkness does not devolve anyone. It is in fact a force of growth. It is the acausal if you will just to borrow a term from the ONA (this is not an endorsement of said group. I have long given up on being part of that debate). That which was before creation. From that state before creation the practitioner is transformed into something more. “a point of acausal stillness in a sea of causal dross” to quote Codex Aristarchus.
Secondly, the darkness when approach correctly DOES NOT cloud your mind and judgement. Fine. Let’s admit it. A lot of people have screwed themselves up on the LHP. In this case I take to Blood, Iron and Sulfur by the Maergzjiran Cabal for an answer. There is a reason that I agree with the fundamental point made in the first article of that anthology which is that the ego must be tempered and a balance reached by feeding the Inner Demon and the Shadow. By all means if you lose control to your ego you will very likely have a hard time finding your way around. However, as the author of that article points out elsewhere, if you can silence your ego, doubts and fears and simply submit to the Path laid out by these Spirits, that can see all from start to finish, then I assure you that even from where I stand near the beginning of this Path that things will change for the better.
Okay, the next point: cursing the world. That is based on a FUNDAMENTAL MISUNDERSTANDING. The point is not to curse the world, and wallow in one’s own misery. It is to make constructive steps towards controlling it. If you are lashing out in fear at everything then you’ve done something wrong. As EA points out the point is not to try and abandon this world but to become Gods within it. To become that singularity. If you reject the world in such a way then you’ve missed the point entirely. As for darkness being a prison. I don’t even know what to say to that. Darkness is an acausal force. It is beyond the prison of causality. I am not “fumbling around in the dark” because with the Powers of Darkness as my guides I know I will not be lost.