Shea Bilé: FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE & THE LEFT HAND PATH
1st 2023 138pp Atramentous Press. Illustrated by Kayla Mavrakis. Gold foil blocked cover to front, spine and back, head and tail bands, Scarlet ribbon. NEW.
“Now I belong to the Devil. I go with him to Hell. Break, break, poor hearts of stone!” Friedrich Nietzsche from The Dawn of Day. For the seeker of truth, an encounter with tragedy and the innermost abyss is inevitable. An unrepentant spirit of liberating self-analysis edifies Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophy and in doing so establishes it as a foundation for religious, moral, and political antinomianism, anarchy, and dissent. For many of the subversive movements over the past 130 years, Nietzsche’s name has remained ever-present, with his philosophy stoking, even emblazoning the black flame of independent thought in the hearts and minds of those who have chosen to question and counteract. Nietzsche’s influence on the Left Hand Path and Satanic milieu is undeniable – the concept of the will to power, the overman/Übermensch, the Dionysian force, active and passive nihilism, slave morality, life-affirmation, etc. – has been absorbed into the writings of foundational esoteric thinkers who have overtime proceeded to forge a path for contemporary religious heterodoxy and an antinomian esoteric tradition.