I have seen this topic broached in the literature of my Satanic brethren, but only in passing. It seems that a complete and candid dissertation on the subject does not exist, and I can imagine why. Perceiving what I’m about to delineate takes more than just acute psychic perception: it takes blatant fucking luck. That’s why I never perceived it on my own: I had to have it described to me by a fellow witch. Until that happened, I did not understand or believe what I was seeing described in the literature of the Cult of Cthulhu and the 218 Current (two completely unrelated groups). Worse, people will see this dissertation as a legitimization of the desire which some Satanists hold to obliterate the Cosmos. Well, as I’ve said before, “Someone has to write this.”
The universe is inherently predisposed to resist the ascent of black magickians, albeit it in subtle ways. Once you make a certain amount of headway, you will be attacked. The universe will pit persons and gods against you to hinder your personal ascent.
While these entities are indeed responsible for their own reactions, they are still acting on behalf of the cosmic impulse that I refer to as the Algorithm. One of the most common tools of the algorithm is addiction, and the deployment of gods and men to lure you into and keep you in addiction.
Dante, who penned the introduction to The Book of Azazel by E.A. Koetting, mentioned that most black magickians who accrue genuine power succumb to addiction at some point. This was a third black magickal authority perceiving what my teacher described to me, and it meant a lot.
I call it the Algorithm because it is an impersonal reflex of the Cosmos. It’s completely mechanical.
The Algorithm has a dual function. It has the RHP function of opposing black magickal self-deification and the LHP function of refining the character of LHP magickians.
The existence of the Algorithm is only one of the many reasons that there can never be any such thing as “safe Satanism.” Anyone who adduces such a term to describe their fellow black magickian is either not an experienced practitioner or simply unaware.
Perhaps, dear reader, you think I’m just externalizing the internal barriers to my ascent. Like I said, I never sensed this shit. I had it explained to me, and I saw it in the literature of multiple other groups previously.
In the same way that you can perform a ritual to decrease Jehovah’s influence over you without curing or even blaspheming Jehovah, you can diminish the Algorithm’s ability to influence your person. This ritual should only be pursued under direct gnostic guidance, and in my opinion, it should not be attempted without a partner. My ritual called on Lucifer and Arachnid Lilith. Arachnid Lilith rules over binding magick, and the Algorithm seems to be a great binding spell.
It is also worth mentioning that three of my four sources on this subject are not Anti-Cosmic. Do not work to destroy a universe you do not understand, dumbass.
This is one of the many reasons that black magick is inherently dangerous. Anyone who believes that some denominations of Satanism are “safe” is simply not an experienced practitioner (or just stupid or misguided).
I am interested to hear second opinions on this subject, so please comment, anonymously or otherwise.