Shiva the Destroyer: To destroy one’s pettiness, sorrows and short-comings. The three prongs of the trident of Shiva represents the Power of Will, the Power of Knowledge and the Power of Action.
Finally there is the fifth order, the Order of Shiva. Shiva (the greatest of all left-hand path deities) is Transcendental; Shiva is Spirit. The Hindu god Shiva’s early incarnation was Pashupati, a horned god. Shiva is the masculine force, while Sati (Shakti) translates to power, and is considered the feminine force. Together they are two primary anthropomorphic archetypes as described by Carl Jung, elements of the collective unconscious.
You will learn Nietzschean, Jungian, Western and Eastern left-hand path philosophies while challenging one’s self not only mentally, but physically. You shall participate in a great, “self-overcoming”. You will learn to become master of your internal chaos, embrace your personal demon and reach the stage of the Higher Man/Woman. When the Cenobite has passed this order, they have risen to the degree of Hyperborean. The highest degree in The Sect of the Horned God.
The Five fetters, or bonds, to break in the Order of Shiva:
FIRST GATE: Bhaya (fear) Visualisation of one’s personal demon.
SECOND GATE: Ghina (disgust) Transgressive or antinomian acts.
THIRD GATE: Lajja (shame) Revaluation of the body.
FOURTH GATE: Moha (delusion) Analogical thinking (including microcosmic or macrocosmic correlation).
FIFTH GATE Varna (station in life) Revaluation of all values.
Shiva the Destroyer is darkness manifest, the master of thieves and villains, who can be found lurking in the cremation grounds with a serpent coiled around his neck, along with a necklace of skulls. It is not uncommon for him to be accompanied by a band of blood-thirsty demons, along with evil spirits, ghosts, and vampires. And a glance from his third eye in the center of his forehead has the power to eliminate everything in existence.
Why destruction? Why Shiva the Destroyer? Because destruction allows for a new creation, thus facilitating the smooth transitions from one stage to another.
Participation in the Order of Shiva is by invitation only.
Instructor and course development: Thomas LeRoy, The Dark Fool and Lisa Corrine