New Book on the Occult Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche

Atramentous Press have published Friedrich Nietzsche and the Left Hand Path by Shea Bilé’ which discusses the Occult Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche: The Overman, Nihilism, and the Satanic Milieu. The posted description says:

‘A deeply impactful treatise, Bilé’s work on Nietzsche and his contribution to Satanism has a rigor that means it will inevitably become a cornerstone for future works on Nietzsche’s occult philosophy. Moreover, Bilé’s work firmly presents an opportunity for all those interested or engaged in the Left Hand Path to orientate their accrued knowledge in an applied manner.

‘This is the 1st volume of three that will discuss the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche in relation to a key esoteric thinker. The 2nd volume will aim to discuss Nietzsche in relation to Crowley, while the 3rd discusses Nietzsche in light of Blavatsky’s perspective.

“Now I belong to the Devil. I go with him to Hell. Break, break, poor hearts of stone!”
Friedrich Nietzsche from The Dawn of Day.

‘For the seeker of truth, an encounter with tragedy and the innermost abyss is inevitable. An unrepentant spirit of liberating self-analysis edifies Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophy and in doing so establishes it as a foundation for religious, moral, and political antinomianism, anarchy, and dissent. For many of the subversive movements over the past 130 years, Nietzsche’s name has remained ever-present, with his philosophy stoking, even emblazoning the black flame of independent thought in the hearts and minds of those who have chosen to question and counteract.

‘Nietzsche’s influence on the Left Hand Path and Satanic milieu is undeniable – the concept of the will to power, the overman/Übermensch, the Dionysian force, active and passive nihilism, transvaluation, slave morality, life-affirmation, etc. – has been absorbed into the writings of foundational esoteric thinkers who have over time proceeded to forge a path for contemporary religious heterodoxy and an antinomian esoteric tradition.

‘Many have understood Nietzsche’s philosophy as being wholly deconstructive or antinomian; however, a comprehensive analysis on Friedrich Nietzsche and the Left Hand Path emphasises the transvaluation of values after the destruction of nihilistic ones. Through a careful analysis of Left Hand Path metaphysics, along with the fundamental tenets of contemporary religious Satanism, has led the author to question the problem of nihilism as defined by Nietzsche. Consequently, Friedrich Nietzsche and the Left Hand Path produces a deeper understanding of the effects of nihilism while providing solutions for overcoming it. Moreover, this book consequently explores the possibility that Satanism, as a modern religious phenomenon, reconciles the passive nihilism of our day.’

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