What is the Left Hand Path?
Hello. Friends how are you my. Name is Ari farrier and today I'm going to talk about the, left-hand path, what, exactly, he said the. Reason why I'm doing this, is mostly. Because of Icelandic. Magical, steps because. Occasionally some. Of you ask me why, some of the magical steps have to be carried. On the left side of the body or why. In some, rituals. Associated with, some, magical steps you, need to draw, blood from, a body part on the left side etc and, also, I have noticed some, of my patrons, have been interested. In knowing about to, suffer which is a neo-pagan. Left-hand. Path spirituality. Based on old or Smith's, so. There is a clear idea what exactly, is the left-hand path so. I wanted to speak, a bit about it so, people might have some notions. Because. There. Are some misconceptions and. Things. Are not exactly. How the majority. Of people think they are the. Left-hand, path begins. As a classical. Way of dividing. Everything, in two sides for practical, reasons in urban, planning and then. Along the centuries it, gained, other, connotations. And remained, something, very. Much part of superstition. But. I shall develop that further, ahead. The. Point is, the. Left-hand, path is seen. As something. Evil, and quite, negative but. That's. Because people, have the tendency, to see everything. In a dualistic, perspective. Of good, and evil. Left-hand. Path and right-hand, path is a dualistic, conception. But, none of which needs to necessarily. Be entirely, evil, or good. Keep. An open mind throughout this video and I hope, you enjoy it let's. Get started. There. Is this tendency, to, see the right-hand, path as a true, spiritual. Path thwart enlightenment. Which. Isn't true left. Or right the objective, is the same to, reach greater, wisdom, higher. Consciousness, and, subsequently, illumination. Only. The way you choose, to reach, such, enlightenment. Is different. Left-hand. Paths and, right-hand. Paths are two phrases to, describe. Alternative. Religious. Movements. And spiritualities. Dealing. With the occult and the study of magic. As means. Of reaching a higher spiritual. State of existence. In. A few words the. Right-hand. Path is much more concerned, with, symbols. That represent. Perspectives. Of goodness. Concerned. With the community, the, well-being, of the group group. Meditation, or, individual. Meditation. Focused, on spiritual. Reasons often related, to, submission. To, a religious, authority, or to reach a spiritual, state equal, to a religious, figure with. The objective, to follow, the footsteps of, a, particular, spiritual, role model, as such, it's, much more concerned. With the, spiritual, sphere rather. Than the physical and the materialistic. Reality, it's. The abandonment, of our reality, in pursuit, of a spiritual. One so, it's a world denying. Perspective. Whilst. The left-hand, path is much, more individualistic. Concerned. With self, development. Self. Analysis, and self, empowerment. The. Focus, is on individualism. And free. Thought, the. Development, of one's, own, abilities. Rejecting, religious, authority and social, taboos a path, much more concerned, with the material the. Physical. Experiencing. The world and reach, a higher state of consciousness, through. The. Of. Appreciating. The pleasures, of the world so. It's a path focused. On the elevation, and centrality of the self it's, a path with a world accepting, view. The. Right-hand path and the left-hand path are labels. For two schools of magic white. Magic and black magic, respectively. But. As, I have said before I. Personally. Do not believe in, white, or black, magic. To. Me there is only power with harness through sorcery, through, our own skills and through our hard work and by focusing our mind into, the subject. We. Are the ones to give a purpose to power be, that good or bad. However. Theoretically. Speaking, we must label, white gray, and black, in order to construct boundaries, and categories, to help distinguishing. One, thing from the other but. One cannot, exist without, the other, I've, given this example before. How, can, you heal, a disease, if you don't understand, the disease itself if. You don't know how to curse all do you know how to heal, it, white. Magic is the basis of sorcery, or the. Black Arts, it's. Quite simple really if you think. In these terms every. Shadow, is derived, from brightness. Every.
Shadow, Possesses. The energy, of the light. The. Objective. Is the same, to. Reach enlightenment. But. The path you choose to do so is quite, different, some. Prefer, to follow a brighter and lighter guidance. While. Others, prefer to concentrate. On the self make. Their own path solely, trusting, in their abilities, and developing. Such abilities, through. Self-sacrifice. Free. From this admission of. Religious. Authority. But. What are the origins of the concept, of the left hand path. Let's. Find out many. Religions, and spiritualities nowadays, and the magical practices, of each are divided. Into right, and left white, and black, many. Religions, have a dualistic world view but the concept, of right and left being, good and evil, respectively, is European. Even, though for instance. Buddhism. Is considered. A right hand path. In. Many religions, there, has always been this perspective of the duality of everything, one, side being bad, and the, other being good, but. The phrases, right hand and left hand is a classical. Model brought. In, to other religions. Buddhists. Don't see themselves as being on, the right hand path and certainly. Witches, of the old world didn't. See themselves as, or. On the left hand path these. Are concepts, of the Western world because we. Europeans, have the, tendency, to label everything because. We need a certain, organized, mind structure, to, know which, is which so, we don't get. Confused and avoid mistakes. Let. Me give you an example the. Indigenous people, of New Zealand see, the right side related. To life and the, left side to death the, right side to the divine and the, left side to demons, but, this doesn't mean the, right is good and the left is bad, they, are just opposites, that complement, themselves, just, like the Chinese, philosophical. Concept. Of yin, and yang or. Pre-christian. Norse perspectives. Of order. And chaos. The. Concept, of the, right side being good and the left side being bed is. Thanks, to Europeans. Mainly. The, Romans who. Already had, a true skin', influences. And later on adopted, Christianity and, turned. Their own pagan. Perspectives. Of two sides that complement, themselves. Into. The duality, of good and, evil. Broke, my religious. Beliefs of the Middle, East. Let. Me explain the. Etruscans, were not, indigenous, groups. Of the, Italian peninsula their. Origins, remain a mystery, but, most likely they, came somewhere. From, Asia, Minor or the, Arabian, Peninsula even. Or further, east because. In their culture and religion, there, is a lot of Central. Asian, concepts. And motifs, judging. By their gods represented. By animals, and ferocious beasts, their. Religion, was. A, permanent. Conflict between, the. Forces of good and evil. So. It's not something, common from. Praise toric, Europe. The. Etruscans. Migrated. To, the Italian peninsula later. On received, Atlantic. Influences. The interpreter, anthropomorphize, Asian of their. Gods etc. The. Indigenous, peoples. Of the Italian peninsula. Adopted. The Etruscan. Culture and, religion. In, many, ways. These. Indigenous. Groups, of the, Italian peninsula who, would, later. On make, Confederation. And be. Known as Romans, adopted, this. Eastern. Perspective, of good and evil. So everything. Became. A dualistic. Perception. Of good, and evil. The. Agreement, sorry or gramatica were, the people, who projected, the. Parceling, of the territory, when. It came to divide a certain, region into, two sides the. One to build the city or whatever, urban, center and the. Outside, the. Religious, perspective, of the Etruscans, was applied, the right. Side was linked to good and the, left side was linked to evil. I've. Made a draft which I, would very much like to show you to explain. This. While, facing north the, agreement, sorry or the grommet, Ichi would divide, the territory, into two sites, the. Parse destra, or the, right side and the parse in astre, the left side, this. Was a highly, religious, act using, a plow to, delimit the city limits this. Line opened. Up with the plow was called volume. The. Space within, the limits was, called the poem area, the.
Symbolic, Border of a Roman urban, center, the. Interior, was considered, the place of the gods, hence, the, constructions. Of the temples. Of the most prominent. Gods, within. The city limits, it was, the civilized, space, the. Exterior. Was, considered, profane, the. Place of mysteries. The, unknown the, wild, the, uncivilized. Hands, the construction, of the necropolis, outside, the, city limits for. Practical, reasons and to avoid health issues. But. Religious. Purposes, as well the. Place of the dead and the underworld, the, dwelling, places of the ancestors, this. Is the exact, same, Norse, concept, I've talked about on the, video of the earth cult, which. I will leave a link down, below in. The description, as. You can see the English word sinister. Comes, from the Latin word for the left sinistra. The, Romans the left side wasn't necessarily, evil, this. Projection, of a territory, had a very rational, explanation. Each structure. Had its own rightful, place. For. Instance you, wouldn't mix the death with, the living to. Avoid health issues. But. The religious, Etruscan, past remained. And the Romans. Were very superstitious. So. The, continued, notations. Of the left side being evil remained. Superstition. Led the Romans to give a continuation, to. Religious. Traditions. Not, because they will, in them but. Because, they. Were superstitious, and, might. As well continue to do things, as they. Have been done for centuries, by. Their ancestors. The. Latin word, sinistra. Was, related, to the left side and also. To evil, a very, old Roman, superstition. This. Relation, with left and the, reversal, of the natural, order of things, remained. In the occult and we. Deemed the studies of magic, the. Left side was, the place of mysteries, and the unknown. The. Place of the, underworld gods and the, gods of nature, and the wilds, the left, side was chaos, in contrast. With the right side the. Side of the city and the, civilized, space the. Place of the gods of order, justice, Civil Affairs etc. The. Latin word of specie 'm for. The person related to that, aspects. Was, someone who was capable of divination. Through. The observance. Of the flight of birds the. Way they flew was. The Manistee manifestation. Of the divine if they flew right it was a good home and if they, flew left it. Was, a bad omen this, was just an example this. Dualistic. Etruscan. Perspective. Was, kept in the classic.
World, In the form of superstition. As the, Roman Empire spread, so. Did this superstition. An eternal. Fight of good and evil already, existed, in many religions. Zoroastrianism. For instance. One. Of the most ancient, monotheistic. Religions. Already. Had this, perception. Of an, eternal fight, between the. Forces of good and evil. The. Perspective. Of the existence, of the left side, and right side as, two opposites. That complement, themselves. Is, far older but. The junction, of these, two perceptions, creating. The right side of, and the left side of evil. We. Have to give thanks to the, Romans, this. Superstition. Was kept in occult. ISM and the, magical arts of the Western, world precisely. Because the. Great majority of modern. And contemporary. Magical. Practices, and the, occult is, greatly based on the magical. Practices, of the, classical, world. Even. The English word left, comes. From the anglo-saxon Lethe, which, designates, something, weak and useless. So. This perception, of the left side being something, evil. Remained. Very much rooted, in the European, consciousness, the. Right hand path has, been associated with all things good and pure, while. The left hand path is associated, with the unholy, and evil. Always giving. A sense of inferiority. Mediocracy. And weakness. Even. We deem neo-paganism. In weaker, for instance, which. Is considered, a right, hand path there. Is this permanent. Warning. Against, using dark magic claiming. That the person, who uses black magic have, their magic come, back to them threefold. This. Moral. Guidance is inexistent, in the left hand path. It's. Due, to, the classical, world that we get this negativity, of the left and path. Greatly. Spread, later on by Christianity. And such Middle, Eastern, religions. And religious. Concepts, based on the dualistic view of good and evil, in. Medieval, Europe the usage of the left hand was. Considered, witchcraft. Catholic. Schools used to punish those who dare use the left hand to write, even. My grandmother, and my aunt suffered. That stigma, in school, and were, beaten many, times until they learned how to use the right. Hand. Because, using the left was. Worshipping. Satan. The. Left-hand, path is as. Plausible, as the right hand path only. The, choices, are much different we. Did the left-hand path the self is, the center, of consciousness and, not a. Divine, entity or, entities, through. Whom we reach enlightenment. The. Right, hand paths, deny. Practices. Concerning the self in exchange, for associations. With a higher power, for the, benefit of the, community, which. Often, leads into the creation, of a, single. Perspective all, must follow to, achieve spiritual. Reward. The. Left-hand, paths are. Generally. For, the good of the, self reaching. A greater state of consciousness, and. Enlightenment. By. Educating. Our own ability, to think, for ourselves and. Choose. Not, to follow religious.
Authority, Or a. Specific, religious role model. We. Have to take in mind that the formulation. Of the powers, of evil as independent. Entities, of the divine is. Conducted. In a dualistic University. In which evil, and good are in, constant. Struggle. This. Perception. Is, mainly, adopted, by Western. Asian. Cultures, so. The Western ISM is one of the most. Hated monotheistic. Religions. Centered. In. Dualistic. Cosmology. Of good and evil so. Western, ISM as its roots in indo-iranian. Religious. Systems, and there, is a great chance, it influenced. Etruscans. Who, migrated, to, the Italian peninsula and, brought. This to, a list ik perspective. Of good and evil. Zoroastrianism. Certainly. Influenced. Judy's and. Subsequently. Christianity. And Islam which, are religions. With, a great impact, in the, Western culture. If. You are a pagan, there. Is no reason, to believe in this perception. Of good. And evil. As opposites. In an eternal, fight, with. This being said it makes no sense within, the pagan. Communities, to. Continue. To reinforce that the, left-hand, path is bad and the, right is good, paganism. Isn't. About worshipping. Many gods and, a. Fight of good versus. Evil, paganism. Is about world, accepting, views and perspectives. Of, opposites, that complemented. Themselves. Which. Is why many. Pagans. Increasingly. Choose the, left-hand, path it's. Not an evil path it's. Just another path that focuses. On the individual. And free, thinking, away, from, certain. General, ideas, that prevented, the mind from evolving. Because. Seeking. Out knowledge, by ourselves and. Developing. Our ability, to experience. The world around us it's, plausible and healthy. Why. Should we adopt a, simplified. View of the world such as this of. Good. And evil right and left like, in darkness white and black this. Is inaccurate. The. World isn't, as, simple, as this what. Can be good to some it's, bad for others, the. Good ends. When, it starts, to cause negativity. To others, outside, our own reality, and perceptions. Order. Isn't, good or evil, chaos, isn't, good or evil, they are realities. Necessary, for the continuation of existence. Fire. Destroys, but, Yash's, fertilize the ground rain. Gives water and life to the world, but too much creates, floods and kills, if. We continue, to absorb, this dualistic. Perception. Of good and evil we. Will never truly understand. The world and, ourselves. The. Good doesn't. Wash away the bad and the. Bad doesn't wash away the, good. There. Is nothing, in the world and in. The universe, that is purely evil, or purely good, left. And right they, are different, and complement, themselves, just, as order, needs chaos, and vice, versa. The. Darker, and, chaotic. Aspects, of life nature. And the universe must, be encountered. And accepted. Not. Evaded. And denied, by. Knowing, the dark side of wisdom, the, self is refined. Whatever. Path you choose, in. The end it. Doesn't matter you. Are not taking the side of good or the, side of evil you, are just taking, a side and trying, to. Understand. That everything as opposites. And they, aren't evil or good they, just are, there. Is a balance, in all things not an. Eternal fight. Whatever. Path you choose or. Whatever. Magical, arts you wish to get your hands on to announce your own abilities, and seek, a higher understanding on, an end illumination. Keep. In mind that, you already possess three, very, useful. Abilities. That. Will help you to evolve. In. Whatever paths, you walk through, life. Senses. Logic. And, communication. Develop. These abilities first, and keep. On developing, them and then. Proceed. Alright. My dear friends I hope you have enjoyed this video, thank. You so much for watching see, you on the next video and as, always not. Very long.