The Sect of the Horned God is a left-hand path educational foundation that focuses on “rational occultism”, a symphysis of philosophy, psychology and mythology. We are not here to tell you what to think, but to rather offer you the tools that best suit the road you choose to travel. The questionnaire below is a basic application to The Sect of the Horned God, an initial requirement for all. Once submitted, you will receive a series of follow-up questions that allow us to get to know you better, which determines membership approval. E-mail your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org
1) What Best Describes You
2) Which of these choices describe your personal philosophy?
- Dark Pagan
3) Ritual is…?
- Mythological Reenactments
- The Art of Causation
- A Rite of Passage
4) Magic is…?
- Mental manipulation
- The Art of Causation
- A unique type of consciousness
5) Skepticism is…?
- Another word for cynicism.
- Being closed minded.
- The application of reason to any and all ideas and claims.
6) What do you think happens after you die?
- Nothing, I’m dead.
- I enter the Gates of Hell.
- I don’t know
7) What is your primary philosophical stance?
- All of the above
8) Faith is…?
- The ability to ignore your doubts.
- Complete trust or confidence in someone or something.
- A belief held by religious people.
9) Briefly tell us why you would like to join The Sect of the Horned God.
Thank you for taking this little quiz! We will get back to you as soon as possible.
by Jake Block
I have nothing against Theists. Some of my best friends are Theists. Some of them are very good people.
But in the context of The Sect of the Horned God as an organization, they’re incompatible with our thrust and direction. That’s not to say that they are wrong, because we believe in freedom of thought, and we believe in personal freedom and choice. The problem stems from our belief that the gods and demons of our forefathers are found in metaphor and not in the hard reality of our earthly existence. GODS and DEMONS in the supernatural, anthropomorphic sense are by their nature in a superior position to man. They are a control element. They assume the incapability of man to govern and rule his own life and his own world.
Biblically, we find that, “In the beginning, God created man,” but a truer statement would read, “In the beginning God created man, and then in the beginning, Man created god.” All of the “holy books,” “sacred scrolls,” “oral traditions,” et al describing the forming of the universe and the world in which we live were coined not by a “god,” but by men who, in their primitive and ignorant incapability to comprehend the complexities of the universe, built a mythology to explain the unexplainable. As man made his way from the cave to explore the earth, he discovered tangible reasons for phenomena that he had there to fore been unable to comprehend. As man’s comprehension grew, so too did his understanding of the world around him and his place within that world.
The Sect of the Horned God straddles the gap of this schism as a Left Hand Path educational organization, acknowledging the past, while embracing the present and future advancements of man, without the need for externalized gods to lead us into the future. We salute the glorification and advancement of the human spirit and downplay the need for dogma and worshipful praise of gods that man had made to explain what is now known. The Sect of the Horned God is an incorporated entity whose primary objective encompasses the work of four philosophers in its relation to the left-hand path: Friedrich Nietzsche (Philosophy), Carl Gustav Jung (Psychology), Joseph Campbell (Mythology) and Anton LaVey (Occultism).
— Thomas LeRoy (Co-Founder)
It is our belief and assertion that mankind needs no “gods” or “supernatural forces” for its growth and expansion and, while we acknowledge the past and the lessons learned from experiencing and studying it, one cannot dwell there, for that is the path to stagnation and decay. This is a sticky point that Theists simply cannot reconcile with their firm belief that belief in such external forces, which commits them to the assumption that their deity of choice is the power by which all else is measured. And in this assumption and insistence, is an impasse that precludes their acceptance into the membership of The Sect of the Horned God. We simply have nothing to offer that fits their personal cosmologies.
We wish them well, and we wish them wisdom, but where they go, we cannot follow.