There comes the time to
unclose the truth, to nake a spiritual essence of what boots-licking average
people define as "political extremism". We have confused them, changing the
registers of our political sympathies, the colouring of our heroes, passing from
fire to cold, from "rightness" to "leftism" and back again. All this was only
intellectual artillery preparation, some kind of an ideological
We have frightened and tempted both extremely right and
extremely left, and now both have lost their guiding lines, both have been got
off the beaten tracks. This is wonderful. As great Evgeniy Golovin loved to
reiterate: "The one who goes against the day, should not be afraid of the
night". There is nothing more pleasant than a feeling of the ground slipping
away under your feet. This is the first flight experience. It will kill the
vermin. It will steel the angels.
Who we are, actually? Whose threatening
face is appearing clearer day by day behind the paradoxical radical political
current with the frightening name "national-bolshevism"?
Today it is
possible to answer this question without equivocacies and evasive definitions.
Though with that end in view it is necessary to make a brief digression into the
history of spirit.
The mankind has always had two types of spirituality,
two paths ó "Right Hand Path" and "Left Hand Path". The first one is
characterized by the positive attitude to the surrounding world; the world is
seen as harmony, equilibrium, good, peace. All the evil is viewed as a
particular case, a deviation from the norm, something inessential, transient,
without deep transcendental reasons. Right Hand Path is also called "The Way of
Milk". It doesnít hurt a person, it preserves him from radical experience,
withdraws from immersion into suffering, from the nightmare of life. This is a
false path. It leads into a dream. The one going by it will reach
The second path, the "Left Hand Path", sees all in an inverted
perspective. Not dairy tranquility, but black suffering; not silent calm, but
torturous, fiery drama of splitted life. This is "A Path of Wine". It is
destructive, terrible, anger and violence reigns there. For the one who is going
by this path all reality is perceived as hell, as the ontological exile, as
torture, as immersion into the heart of some inconceivable catastrophe
originating from the heights of space. If in the first path everything seems as
good, in the second ó as evil. This path is monstrously difficult, but only this
path is true. It is easy to stumble on it, and it is even easier to parish. It
guarantees nothing. It tempts nobody. But only this path is the true one. Who
follows it ó will find glory and immortality. Who will withstand ó will conquer,
will receive the award, which is higher than life.
The one going by the
"Left Hand Path" knows, that one day the imprisonment will be over. The prison
of substance will collapse, having transformed into a celestial city. The chain
of the initiated passionately prepares a desired moment, the moment of the End,
triumph of total liberation.
These two paths are not two different
religious traditions. Both are possible in all religions, in all confessions, in
all churches. There are no external discrepancies between them. They appeal to
the most intimate features of a person, his secret essence. Those paths cannot
be chosen. It is they that choose a person as a victim, as a servant, as a tool,
as an instrument.
The Left Hand Path is called "gnosis", "knowledge". It
is as bitter, as knowledge, it generates grief and cold tragedy. Once in
antiquity, when the mankind still attached decisive significance to the
spiritual aspects, gnostics developed their theories at a philosophical level,
as a doctrine, as cosmological mysteries, as a cult. Gradually people degraded,
ceased to pay attention to the realm of thought, sank into physiology, search of
privacy, homelife. But gnostics did not disappeared. They transferred the
dispute to the level of things, understandable to modern average people. One of
them proclaimed the slogans of "social justice", developed the class struggle
theories, communism. "The Mystery of Sofia" became "class consciousness",
"struggle against malicious Demiurg, creator of the damned world" gained the
character of social battles. The threads of ancient knowledge lead to Marx,
Nechaev, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Che Guevara....The Wine of socialist revolution,
pleasure of revolt against forces of fate, sacred berserk passion to total
destruction of all that is black for the sake of finding new, unearthly
Others opposed the secret energy of race, the murmur of blood to
the commonness. They erected the laws of cleanliness and new sacrality,
proclaimed the return to the Golden Age, the Great Return against mixture,
degradation. Nietzsche, Heidagger, Evola, Hitler, Mussolini shrouded the gnostic
will into national racial doctrines.
Thatís true that communists had no
particular interest in workers, and Hitler ó in Germans. But by no means due to
their cynicism. Both were overwhelmed by a deeper, more ancient, more absolute
aspiration ó common gnostic spirit, secret and terrible light of the Left Hand
Path. No workers, no "aryans"... Thatís horse of a different
Creative personalities also invoked on the Left Hand Path, on a
path of gnosis swang to and fro between the "red" and "black", the "white" and
"brown", rushed in spiritual searches. Being confused by the political
doctrines, going into extremes, being unable to express clearly the metaphysical
contours of their possessions, the artists from Shakespeare up to Arteau, from
Michelangelo up to Max Eemans, from troubadours up to Breton feeded themselves
with a secret wine of suffering, imbibing greedily in the society, in passions,
in sects and occult brotherhoods the separate fragments of the terrible doctrine
depriving you of an opportunity to smile. Knights Templars, Dante,
Lautreamont... They never smiled. Itís the sign of special choseness, trace of
the monstruous experience, which was common to all the "travelers of the Left
Hand Path". A gnostic surveys our world with his heavy look. The same look as
his precursors, links of an ancient chain of the chosen, chosen by the Horror
had. The repelling pattern appears to him. The West distracted in its consumer
psychosis, the East ó disgusting in its slow-wittedness and miserable obedience.
Drowned world, planet laying at the bottom.
"In underwater woods the
impulse is useless and the gesture is ceased..." (Evgeniy
But gnostic will stay adherent to the life-work. Never, neither
today, nor tomorrow. On the contrary, there are all reasons to triumph
internally. Havenít we told the naive "Right Hand Path" optimists where their
excessive ontological trust will get them to? Havenít we predicted the
degradation of their creative instinct into that grotesque parody which is
represented by modern conservatives who have resigned to everything, that
horrified their more attractive (but not less hypocritical) precursors a pair of
thousands of years ago? They havenít listened to us... Now let them blame only
themselves and read the "New Age" books or marketing manuals.
forgiven nobody; we have forgotten nothing.
We have not been deceived by
the change of social scenery and political actors.
We have a very good
memory, we have very "long arms".
We have a very severe tradition.
Mazes of life, spirals of ideas, vortexes of anger...