Originally Posted by Shane Snyder
I simply read his article and then saw that you were claiming to be a darkworker. If you were anything like his articles suggest, then no I could not imagine why you would become a part of this group.
We equate darkworking with the left-hand path and that's much more layered than what Steve covered, although it's often perceived the same way by outsiders.
Satanism is a prime example of a left-hand path religion which the mainstream thinks is about devil worship when it's actually about self-empowerment, self-realization, and self-liberation through the use of symbols, breaking taboos, etc. They don't even believe in a literal devil but people think they sacrifice children and B-movie schlock like that.
That's about what Steve's articles are in regard to darkworking. It's not nearly as bad, mind you, but he's only presenting part of the picture and his articles only scratch the surface. I have a lot of respect for him and I sympathize with trying to adequately describe polarity as a concept (there simply aren't words for some things) but he hasn't done darkworking justice. What he's written is the equivalent of what would happen if a darkworker wrote extensively about lightworking. Your typical darkworker would probably get the basics right but paint lightworkers as self-righteous and weak.
It's all a matter of perspective, see.
Darkworking and the left-hand path is about honoring yourself above everything else, refusing to acknowledge any external authority, and coming into your own via the pursuit of excellence and power. To paraphrase a book I've been reading we don't submit to the divine, we drag it to us kicking and screaming.
I know the word "submit" has a lot of negative connotations for people so here's what I mean by that: a lightworker always acknowledges a higher order and regards it as more important than their personal desires. If something doesn't pan out, it wasn't meant to be and they trust something else will come their way. For a darkworker, the game isn't over until they win. The lightworker says, "I trust you, God" and the darkworker turns his eyes skyward and shouts, "I'm coming for you ya bastard!"
I have written extensively on this topic in my posts so while I can go on for quite a bit I'm going to leave off here and let you dig if you want to know more. This is the most recent thread on polarity I've taken part in so I'd start there: So why can't I be like Gandalf (Darkworking / lightworking)