For many, judgement is simply a daily expectation. There are a lot of people who can always and successfully evade and dodge both judgement and criticism simply by adhering to the standards of conformity. If you are one of those people you will find many a time when you are forced to be cautious or stay your tongue lest you say something or many things that leave you on bad footing with your colleagues. The solution? Secrecy.
Secrecy allows you to be able to conduct very important work and other such rituals entirely in the shadows, essentially rendering them unseen to prying eyes. But most importantly other than prying eyes, aside rather, is that these are uninitiated eyes. Misunderstandings always birth controversy, drama, and general confusion among the populous at large. All these things are entirely useless and always hinder progressive work.
Another flaw among most LHP practitioners is the delusion that somehow you can turn very esoteric ideas into some kind of publicly acceptable debacle. This pisses me off because it truly shows how fucken immature the people who do this shit are. Do you not realize that people are generally god fearing? and that introducing concepts that directly contradicts those principles they hold dear is going to make them attack you in disgusting ways.Its almost like they assume that somehow every human being on earth has the capacity to see sense in esoteric principles. If they could then they would, and paganism would be the worlds dominant religion. Fact is, people are not free thinkers, individuals are, progressions are not made by the populous they are made by individuals who are free thinkers who bring the ideas to the public. The public assumes and automatically credits itself with progressing one step further technologically, yet it is not a unified effort. It was a few people with “expertise” and they sold us the production models of their ideas. Not the Concept Ideas, the Mass Production Ideas, that’s important to note.
I am a fanboy of David V. Barrett and all his works, I would like to present you with some varying approaches of secrecy from his book entitled “A Brief Guide To Secret Religions”
“with certain kinds of ceremonies such as initiation what is unknown to you is not in fact the content of the ritual which you might well have read beforehand but something much more subtle which couldn’t be put into words – an unspeakable secret not in the sense that you’re not supposed to speak it, but something can happen which you couldn’t explain in words to someone who hadn’t experienced it. That can happen with rituals and initiations. I think those things are the real secrets. The actual words and actions in a ritual generally speaking are not secret in any sense – though some people try to pretend they are.” Gareth J. Medway , Priest Hierophant of the Fellowship of Isis , Writer and assistant psychic.
” I would bring back the D word, Discretion. I really do think that that’s important… You go into something because you want the benefits of that group, and one of the benefits of that group is a gentle exclusivity. And you should respect that group. There are no secrets other than the experience of working in the group with people who know what they’re doing, whatever it happens to be” Geraldine Beskin, third generation esoteric witch and eclectic occultist, Co-owner of the Atlantis Bookshop, London.
“Not in my world. It’s open to argument, to conjecture, because that’s how I learn. I do public rituals; I don’t do anything private, nothing secret” Terry Dobney, Keeper of the Stones at Avebury, Retired motorcycle restorer.
“Secrecy in religion: every one of them has it to some extent, and I do feel that most of them have it for fashion reasons; there aren’t many secrets, and of those some probably aren’t worth knowing” Dr Dave Evans, Chaos magician, Social Sciences researcher.