Sinistra Vivendi


The conceptions of the Left Hand and Right Hand paths within Western occultism are based on misunderstanding. This arises from the West’s incorporation into its collective unconscious of the Zoroastrian/Judaeo-Christian belief in moral dualism : two opposing forces of good and evil.

This dualism has created a split not only in the collective unconscious of the West, but within the individual. The pagan cultures were not encumbered with this dualism: they lived attuned to nature as totality.

Western occultists have dualized the Left Hand and Right Hand paths, making the former representative of evil (in the moral sense) and the latter representative of humanity as “good and spiritual.” The original meanings of the two paths are:

Left Hand Path: Anima/Yin, the feminine principle in the universe, intuitive, receptive, dark.

Right Hand Path: Animus/Yang, the male principle, logic, active, light.

As they are symbolic of how nature operates they are not moral dualities, but interacting polarities. When nature, the individual, or the collective unconscious of a culture incorporate both the anima and animus as a totality rather than as conflicting opposites, there is balance.

In the East, Taoism illustrated this interaction by the Yin/Yang symbol [which shows each containing the seed of its polarity. Jung adopted this concept of anima and animus into his analytical psychology. The aim is to unite the polarities within the individual rather than repressing one, to create a whole being, a balanced person: this is called individuation and is comparable to the occultist’s aim of Adeptship.


The Gnostics had a deity which unified the polarities within itself. Jung wrote of this deity Abraxas, thus:

“Abraxas is the sun, and at the same time the eternally sucking gorge of the void… The power of Abraxas is two-fold; but ye see it not, because for your eyes the warring opposites of this power are extinguished.

What the sun-god speaketh is life. What the devil speaketh is death. But Abraxas speaketh that hallowed and accursed word which is life and death at the same time.

Abraxas begetteth truth and lying, good and evil, light and darkness, in the same word and in the same act. Wherefore Abraxas is terrible. It is splendid as the lion in the same instant it striketh down its victim. It is beautiful as a day in spring. It is the abundance which seeks a union with emptiness. It is love and love’s murder. It is the saint and his betrayer. It is the brightest light of day, and the darkest of madness.

God dwelleth behind the sun, the devil behind the night. What god bringeth forth out of the light the devil sucketh into the night. But Abraxas is the world, its becoming and its passing. Upon every gift that cometh from the sun-god the devil layeth his curse. Everything that yea entreat from the sun-god begetteth a deed from the devil. Everything that ye create with the sun-god, giveth effective power to the devil.

That is terrible Abraxas. It is the delight of the earth, and the cruelty of the heavens. Before it there is no question and no reply.”


Satan Summoning His Legions – Painted by Richard Westall. Engraved by J.P. Simon

The Sinister Way recognises the need to restore balance through opposition (heresy); to create through destruction.

The archetype of opposition to stasis and conformity best known in the West is Satan. It is from Hebrew word meaning “adversary and accuser.” It is an archetype that exists probably in all cultures as a reflection of the universe itself.

The universe is in a constant state of flux. So far from it being an orderly, predictable ‘cosmos’, it functions chaotically. This is the basis of evolution; what physics calls entropy. It is symbolized in many cultures throughout the world by the world serpent eating its own tail. It is the All-Creator and the All-Destroyer.

The Tantrics in the East express this entropic idea in the goddess Kali. She is the energizing force of the universe. The god Shiva represents the cosmos. Tantra states: “Shiva without Shakti (Kali) is a corpse.”

In the Germanic cosmology Loki, Fenrir, Surt, Garm and the World Serpent are the entropic forces which destroy the old order at the battle of Ragnarok. The cataclysm results in a new pantheon, a new earth and a new humanity. Thus the sinister forces are the catalyst for change, without which there would be stasis and death.

The poet William Blake wrote:

“Without contraries there would be no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence. From these contraries spring what the religious call good and evil. Good is the passive that obeys reason. Evil is the active springing from energy.”[1]

The philosopher Paul Carus stated it this way:

“Satan produces unrest in society, which in spite of many inconveniences, makes the world move onward and forward. He is the patron of progress, investigation and invention.

Galileo and other men of science were regarded as his offspring and persecuted on his account by the Church.

The devil is the father of all misunderstood geniuses. It is he who begets originality of thought and deed. He is the spirit of discontent that embitters our hearts, but in the end often leads to a better arrangement of affairs.”[2]



Sinister from Latin translates as “on the left”. It was regarded as symbolizing that which goes against the norm, the conventional. The O.L.H.P. uses the expression “on the left” to indicate the recognition of entropy as the energizing factor in the universe, as opposed to stasis, while incorporating both the Left and Right Hand path – anima and animus – within that context.

The Sinister way is that which sets itself in opposition to the stagnant, and the decay that results. It favours that which renews and revitalizes. It is the accuser of that which stifles evolution through moral, religious and political dogma. In a word, it is : heresy.


The symbol of the O.S.V. is the two-points up pentagram containing the head of a goat, surrounded by the self-devouring world serpent.

This pentagram containing the goat represents the carnality of humankind: Man as animal, as a part of nature, subject to its laws, rather than separated from nature as the spiritual religions believe.

The goat itself is an apt symbol, a creature which is individualistic rather than herd-like. Even the Christians use it to symbolize the parting of humanity with the flock of Christian sheep separated on the right, and the non-conformist goats on the left. It is also symbolic of the Greek god Pan, the All-Destroyer, All-Creator, half-man, half-goat god.



Anti-nature dogmas such as Judaeo-Christianity state that man is separate from nature. Satanism holds that man is part of nature, an animal whose motivations are genetically based as are all animals. This, the modern sciences of genetics, ethology and sociobiology verify. The instinct is still paramount, whatever level of man’s rationality and however hard he may try to over-ride his instinctual drives through religion, etc. The intellect is a subordinate tool of the instinct, which is inherited and primal. At the base of human nature is still the limbic brain, the most primitive part of the cerebral organ, which may be called the ‘serpent brain’. It is the limbic which modern science affirms is responsible for the choices an individual makes. Thus the Satanic conception of human behaviour are predominantly genetically-based. Therefore the individual can be no more than what he is genetically-endowed with. However, he can be less than his genetic potential if repressed by influences which are not in accord with his true nature (True Will or Higher Self), by religious dogmas for example. The result is neurosis or worse.

Satanism unfolds the real nature – Will – of the individual; what the ancient Greeks called physis, and what the satanic philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche called Self-Overcoming.


The Satanist frees himself from the bondage of dogma; he unfolds that which he IS. Man the animal, with the Life-force flowing freely through him, is the antithesis of the self-destructive nihilist pseudo-satanists claim themselves to be, as rationalization for their own inherent weaknesses.

What animal consumes drugs and alcohol to the point of self-destruction? What animal deliberately poisons itself? Only man does this, with his so-called ‘higher consciousness’, over-riding the healthy instinct of his animal self.

What is evil? That which weakens. What is good? That which strengthens, the individual, to paraphrase Nietzsche.

What of the Satanist’s code of conduct? To hear the pseudo-satanists one would say, the Satanist has no code of conduct other than to do whatever one likes, regardless of consequences; i.e. sociopathology. We say, on the contrary, the Satanist has a personal code of honour, arising from inward conviction. Again, at the base is the instinct – genetics. A recidivist will always remain criminal no matter what ‘rehabilitation’ efforts are made to change his inner nature. The dullard will always remain unintelligent despite the money that could be lavished on his ‘education’. An inwardly honourable person will react to a situation on the basis of his instinct. The Satanist does not need the fear of God, the worry of rewards and punishments dispensed by a deity to act honourably; his conduct is governed from within, not from without.

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  1. Blake, W. The Marriage of Heaven & Hell.
  2. Carus, P. The History of the Devil & the Idea of Evil. Open Court Publishing, USA, 1974.

Order of the Left Hand Path 

Revolt against Judeochristianity


“Bible, the most read book in the world, more filthy, more racist, more sadistic than twenty centuries of gladiators and Byzantium mixed together! Our worst and biggest wild escapades seem pale and pinkish when compared to its racism, massacres, genocide, and butchering of the conquered.”

All ‘baby Jesus’ religions, Catholic, Protestant, or Jewish, all in the sack together! I throw ’em all out! Whether put on the cross or eaten in wafers, it’s the same flour! Same impostor! Liars! Swindle!

~Rigodon, 1961 (year of his death)


“I am revolting against Jewish racism.”

~ Bagatelles pour un massacre, 1937


“To spread among the virile races, among the hated Aryan races, the religion of ‘Peter and Paul’ admirably fulfilled its work, transforming the subjugated peoples into decrepit beggars, into sub-men from the cradle onwards, throwing themselves distraught and stupid to the conquest of the Holy Shroud, abandoning forever their Gods, their exalting religions, their Gods of blood, their Gods of race. This is the sad truth, European has only known how to love and adulate the god of others, has never had his own religion, a white religion. What he worships, his heart, his faith, was provided to him ready-made by his worst enemies!”

~Les Beaux Draps, 1941


Albion – The Sword of Light and Darkness

Herne the Hunter
‘In the days of the Lion, spawned of the Evil Brood, The Hooded Man shall come to the forest. There he will meet with Herne the Hunter – Lord of the Trees – to be his Son and do his bidding. The Power of Light and the Power of Darkness shall be strong within him. And the guilty shall tremble!’ 

The Hooded Man Prophecy – October 31st 1993, Horam, East Sussex, England.

‘A healthy mind in a healthy body’ – this is one of the truest sayings, and one which is hated in this modern world of degenerates, of the meek and weak, of the sickly, of the decaying and dying species known as the ‘Ultimate Man’. How many people today rejoice in their sickness, rejoice in being ill, having some form of illness or other? We cannot help being ill? Well, since our society is full of weakness and sickness then maybe, just maybe, this is due to the negative attitude prevalent in this rotten and falling world. Propping up the weak and sickly does not make them any better; it does make them more dependant. One should overcome weakness and sickness and not wallow in it. Talking to people who are constantly moaning about their health, or bragging about this or that illness that they have, or someone else has, has the effect of making one ‘down’; it can have no other effect. Talk to someone who rejoices in life, not in sickness and death.

A healthy, forceful spirit will be found in a healthy and forceful body. The aim is not only to create a haeldom within the Folk-Community but to create the haeldomwithin ourselves. Being negative only produces negativity in others around us. Positive thoughts and actions encourage positivity within others around us.

Thus, rather than going with the negative energies around those who wallow in their sickness and ill-health we should generate positive ‘vibrations’ and ‘energy-waves’ around us that would act as a protective barrier for us, and maybe even help others through sending out such energies. To be sure, not every Greek citizen looked as healthy and perfect as the statues of the gods carved in stone. But these statues were not sculpted to show how things were, but to show how things could be with the striving for perfection through self-overcoming.

To the point! Self-overcoming and the increase of the Will-to-Power means recreating the ‘whole’ man; this means that a balance of opposites has to exist within the whole. Good and Evil – Light and Darkness – within the Sword of Albion there exists the ‘balance of Light and Darkness’ this forming the essence of The Hooded Man Prophecy. This is not just a prophecy, it is a complete teaching into Folkish Wodenism – it is the will to re-create The Hooded Man. 

 The first thing we notice is that The Hooded Man must ‘come to the forest’; he must do so because he is of the wild woodlands, of the wilderness of Nature, of the wild-wood. He returns to the home of the Barbarian; outside the realms of ‘civilisation’, outside the safe boundaries of the urban dwelling. He is the Wolf’s Head, the ‘outlaw’, because his aim is survival and where survival is at stake man-made ‘laws’ have no place. He is outside the laws of the Old Order. Every law made today will be designed to halt the coming of The Hooded Man; his coming will bring to an end the Old Order.

The guide to The Hooded Man will be Herne the Hunter, the One-Eyed Hunter-God we know as Woden. In this respect he is the Horned One (‘Herne’) who bears theHorns of Power – obvious by the symbolism of the Horns of the Stag. Herne the Hunter is his guide, and yet he is The Hooded Man, since Woden is ‘The Hooded One’. The ‘Son’ here is indeed, the ‘Father’. He does the ‘Will of Woden’ which works through him as his Will. Herne is a guide just as a god guides us, but it is down to our own strength and will that we overcome and struggle against all odds.

Herne the Hunter is ‘Lord of the Trees’; he is the ‘Spirit of the Forest’, the ‘Spirit of the Woodland’. He is like Wid-Ar who is the Woodland God – the ‘God of the Woodland’, Wid-Ar the Mighty One. Herne is the ‘Spirit of Nature’, and The Hooded Man is the ‘Spirit of Nature’. His power comes from the trees, from the wildness of the woodlands, the strength of the forests – that is our strength. Yet Herne the Hunter is not only the ‘Lord of the Trees’ for he is also the ‘Lord of the Animals’. He is the ‘Lord of the Wild’. He is Rudra-Shiva, he is Igg the Terrible, he is the ‘Wild One’. Our power comes from the trees and animals, from the woodlands and forests of our land. The Hooded Man is arising in the Folk-Soul of the Saxon Nation.

Within The Hooded Man, as within the Sword of Albion, lie the balance of the Power of Light and the Power of Darkness. Within him is the union of Apollo and Dionysus in terms of Nietzsche. We know that the balance of these opposites lies with one of our gods – Woden. Woden is a god of the wild, the storm, the fury, the divine madness (woda); he is also the god of calm, of meditation, of stillness, of poetry and prophecy. Here lies the will-to-create and the will-to-destroy – that which creates also destroys. This world is a web of forces, of creative-destructive forces; it is energy, fiery energy that creates, builds, sustains and then destroys itself. The Hooded Man is the Creator and Destroyer of worlds – ‘the beginning and the end’, ‘the first and the last’. Strong are these powers within The Hooded Man.

 The Hooded Man is the ‘Divine Fool’ acting through his intuitive will; he is ‘The Fool’ of the Tarot, numbered 0 – the Void. He appears as a hooded figure, inside whose hood there is a total darkness, not ‘blackness’ but a Void! His eye appears from the Void; he can be an Agent of Chaos, laughing at the (s)laughter of battle, of the breaking down of structures, of ‘law-tables’, of that which is decaying, degenerate and dying. Ho! Ho! Ho! He laughs as he mounts Sleipnir and rushes through the Nine Worlds at a furious pace, leading the Wild Army of the Dead. That which is falling only needs a push!

Tempête (1925), by Zdzisław Piotr Jasiński.
Tempête (1925), by Zdzisław Piotr Jasiński.

‘The guilty shall tremble!’ Controlling powers need authority, they need to make laws to stop any form of opposition to their agenda. Anarchists do not want authority, and they do not want laws. Nihilism and anarchy are necessary in that they break the power of the authority that oppresses. Left-Wing Anarchy, however, in the form of such organisations as ANTIFA, are based upon the upholding of the ‘multi-cultural society’ and the ‘sword-arm’ of the agenda of the Global bankers – Marxist Socialism and Communism. ANTIFA opposes the forces that seek not to ‘integrate’, not to become a mongrel ‘Race of Tan’ and to lose their identity, to lose their only hope for the evolution of Man. Thus ANTIFA is alright so long as it is contained and takes this path, for it does not oppose the agenda of Global Capitalism, it protects by violent force that agenda. But it is controlled – and it is contained. Should these forces be transformed into a real opposition, through the creation of a new Barbarian and the creation of new Tribes of Barbarians separated out from this society, raw and surging with energy and power, like the Germanic Tribes that swept down upon Rome, this new ‘Roman Empire’ will fall just as surely as the Roman Empire fell before yesteryear’s Barb-Aryans.

There need be no barbarians from ‘without’ this time, since it is the world that is today enslaved, not just a part of the world; this time the barbarians will arise from within, separated out from the ‘mob’, from the ‘herd’, from the mass-consumers, raw and strong, healthy and virile, opposed to the weakness and sickness of this ‘Modern World’ – they will be the ‘Men Above the Ruins’ who ‘Revolt Against the Modern World’. Each will be a form of The Hooded Man, each will hold within himself the ‘Powers of Light and Darkness’, each will wield the Sword of Victory holding within itself the ‘balance of Light and Darkness’. And then, only then – ‘The guilty shall tremble!’

There are 58 Words in this prophecy, and there are 58 Letters in ‘The Power of Light and the Power of Darkness are strong within him’. 58 is the number of ROBIN. ‘Robin’ comes from ‘Robert’, a word meaning Fame-Bright which is ‘Light’: as ‘Robin Hood’ this become ‘Fame-Bright Hood’ which is a way of saying ‘Light-Darkness’. In the name ‘Robin Hood’ we have the archetype of the Folk-Hero that holds within him the Balance of Light and Darkness – the whole Man. In Jungian terms the ‘whole man’ who has re-integrated the Shadow side of his nature – the Dark Side. This is the bit that Judaeo-Christianity, Socialism, Liberalism and Humanitarianism cut out! In this prophecy lies the way back to right, the way back to wholeness and the recreation of the Whole Man.

The Hooded Man Prophecy had need of reform; rather than a ‘hope’ for our Folk it had need to be reforged into something to be emulated, something to be strived for, something to struggle for, something that would become a self-overcoming, that which will inspire people into action. Inspired by the Prophet Nietzsche (Zarathustra), this prophecy will no longer be looked at as a ‘hope’ that is awaited for, but as a means to ensure the Final Victory of this epic struggle. Perhaps too long have people sat back in the ‘hope’ that a hero will arise to get them out of this mess – now it is down to the individual to become that hero, to make himself or herself into that Folk-Hero needed to awaken our Folk and to lead our Folk to victory. The Hooded Man is a complete teaching program for the ‘Warrior-Thinker’; it is the Way of the Cultic-Warrior’.


Victory or Valhalla!

End-Note: Those who have not, as yet, learned ‘The Hooded Man Prophecy’ off by heart would now do well to do so; it needs to be memorised (with the heart) and to be meditated upon, thus allowing its wisdom and teaching to become part of you, to be integrated into your whole being. This has always been the basis of Folkish Wodenism but it has now become even more important as being an active work rather than a ‘hope’ that someone else will do things for us. The time for ‘hope’ has gone, now is the time for action. The prophecy was given on October 31st which is ‘Halloween’ the time of the Ancestors; it was inspired by the Ancestral God, Woden, and by the Spirits of our Ancestors who guard us and guide us – we are the Ancestors, Blood of their Blood, Spirit of their Spirit – and our DNA proves that. These Ancestors live on in us; the time has come to awaken them in our Blood-Memory and to get them into action again in our times. He who does not hear the Call of the Ancestors from the distant past, and does not hold out his hand to embrace them – is lost forever! We who have heard the ‘Call of the Blood’ must now hear the ‘Call to Action’.


On the Frontiers between Life and Death


“What is really required to defend ‘the West’ against the sudden rise of these barbaric and elemental forces is the strengthening, to an extent perhaps still unknown to Western man, of a heroic vision of life. Apart from the military-technical apparatus, the world of the ‘Westerners’ has at its disposal only a limp and shapeless substance – and the cult of the skin, the myth of ‘safety’ and of ‘war on war’, and the ideal of the long, comfortable, guaranteed, ‘democratic’ existence, which is preferred to the ideal of the fulfilment which can be grasped only on the frontiers between life and death in the meeting of the essence of living with the extreme of danger.” 

Julius Evola, Metaphysics of War

A Shining Race of Demigods

The battle of Iconium, by Hermann Wislicenus (c.1890)

“Like all Aryans, the Teutons are born to rule other peoples. Wherever they appear, they are the ruling and socially preferred classes, they are a people of fierce courage and indomitable energy, of devotion and fidelity, of pride and truthfulness, a shining race of demigods, the like of whom the world has seen but once before, in the Greeks, and will probably never see again.”

Ammon, Die natürliche Auslese beim Menschen, 1893