the LHP practioner of course does not like things…so they change things
and make them look nice.

the RHP also does this but works to do this for everyone not just themselves

the mystic realises that one doesnt need to change the flow, they need to become it.

There is a subtle difference between the three that is difficult to discern, especially when the three may use incredibly similar techniques and even the same imagery. However the intent is different within all three. Some also would argue there is only really two distinct paths making the LHP and the RHP one path…

This can all be epitomised by the King going to the beach…holding his hand up
and commanding the sea to stop. His will may indeed stop the flow of the sea. If his will is strong enough he could build a construction liike a dam. This would be the LHP and the RHP. The LHP would arguably use the power of the sea to their own advantage, thus building a windmill or hydro electric plant, to power their own castle. The RHP would argue this is wrong, and use the sea to power the entire kingdom.

The mystic however knows, such acts are pointless, the sea is going to do whatever it wants, thus the mystic jumps into the ocean…and dies….

but what swims, is no longer the person that dove into the sea

this death of course is also a part of the LPH and RHP (less so the LHP), but it is to make the power plant work effectively…

as a side note, this death is the esoteric meaning of what Christians call being Born again….which obviously differs quite a bit from what many (but arguably not all)christians think being born again is…


The terms Left-Hand Path and Right-Hand Path are a dichotomy between two opposing philosophies found in the Western Esoteric Tradition, which itself covers various groups involved in the occult and ceremonial magic. In some definitions, the Left-Hand Path is equated with malicious Black Magic and the Right-Hand Path with benign White Magic.[1] Other occultists have criticised this definition, believing that the Left-Right dichotomy refers merely to different kinds of working, and does not necessarily connotate good or bad magical actions.[2]

In more recent definitions, which base themselves on the terms’ origins amongst Indian Tantra, the Right-Hand Path, or RHP, is seen as a definition for those magical groups which follow specific ethical codes and adopt social convention, whilst the Left-Hand Path adopts the opposite attitude, espousing the breaking of taboo and the abandoning of set morality. Some contemporary occultists have stressed that both paths can be followed by a magical practitioner, as essentially they have the same goals.