This… was a very hard list to make and has taken me weeks of consideration. Inline with my compulsion to make lists fit my numerology…
Despite that, my attitude was misplaced and arrogant, even judgmental. I’ve gotten better about it over time. I’ve realized that it’s better to be perfectly clear that what I practice is very dark and not safe for most people’s mental or spiritual health.
In the tattva systems of Shaivism, tattvas are held to be meditative or introspective tools. A practitioner can increase or decrease them as needed to what suits their practice. Likewise, this is a representation of ourselves as an interconnected series of rising complexities.
The Left Hand Path is actually where a lot of bridging and common ground comes along for Satanism and Kashmir Shaivism. Not just with the self-deification but just generally with practice.