‘The Devil’ (2013) by Laura Gauthier
This text draws a connection between the supposed madness instilled by its contents and various historical events, including Nazi occultism, in its lengthy self-introduction. This much can be said for the body of writing itself: it’s raunchy stuff. This is one of its more work-safe chapters.
“Adversary of Man to be damned, cursed, disgraced and lashed because I was not in truth the beautiful image or a light of life but lived as the spark of knowledge and the morning star. This be the way, to me to come. For God and Goddess both are me. Experience & Lust, Ecstasy and let all be utterly destroyed!!! Give birth to the era of mirth and love & rapture delivered on the backs of a he goat with breasts and give birth to man.
The true name of a koton, those Kabalists say is a true name and that is that of Yahveh reversed; for the koton is not black, but the negation of a need for faith. The Devil is the personification of atheism or idolatry but for the Initiates, this is not a person, but a force, created for good, but which may serve for evil. It is the instrument of Liberty or free will. They represent this Force, which presides over the physical generation, under the mythologic and horned form of the koton; thence the he-goat of the Sabbat, brother of the Ancient Serpent, and the light bearer or Phosphor, of which the poets have made the false Lucifer of the legend and sullied his name and cursed our existence.
Human life and its innumerable difficulties have for object, in the ordination of eternal wisdom, the education of the will of man. The dignity of man consists in doing what he will, and in willing the good, in conformity with the knowledge of truth. The good in conformity with the true, is the just. Justice is the practice of reason. Reason is the word of reality. Reality is the science of truth. Truth is idea identical with being. Man arrives at the absolute idea of being by two roads, experience and hypothesis. Hypothesis is probable when it is necessitated by the teachings of experience; it is improbable or absurd when it is rejected by this teaching. Experience is science, and hypothesis is faith. True science necessarily admits faith; true faith necessarily reckons with science.
As there is no liberty for man but in order which results from the true and the good, one may say that the conquest of liberty is the great work of the human soul. Man, by freeing himself from his evil passions and their slavery, creates himself, as it were, a second time. Nature made him living and suffering; he makes himself happy and immortal; he thus becomes the representative of divinity upon earth, and (relatively) exercises its almighty power.
In the concrete, suppose that one works this struggle to obtain a great sum. Then at one time that sum will arrive that same night or within just hours after, or an event occur involving the gain of that sum; at another time there will merely arise a group of circumstances favourable; at another time again a lesser sum will arrive; but also these may be reversed, in the worst case the loss of the sum proposed or the occurrence of an event which might involve that loss, or at least disappoint some reasonable expectation of that gain.”