Greetings to all our People and Satanic Comrades.
One fellow in Satan asked something along the lines of addictions. Addiction is a negative word, and normally we use it on things such as vices and other negative things that have went out of control. We can however not deny that destruction and ruin aren't the only things that addiction causes.
Addictions are very strong energies, that draw us into a particular direction, like a magnet. Sometimes, these can be deadly, or destructive. Other times, these are just the urges of a strong soul that have a deeper meaning. Sometimes, addiction robs all common sense, and use it as its slave and tool in the same way. This is when things have started to go on the deep end for better or for worse.
Its useful to estimate and try to know what lies behind an addiction. Why does someone smoke? Is it just a habit? Is it emotional, such as they like the nicotine? Do they do this for style or because they saw it somewhere? Is it all the three? Or no reason whatsover is present and one is just trolling themselves? For example, many people are sex addicts, which is understandable, but at the same time, what one seeks can be pleasure or spiritual union.
Other people are sex addicts for the exact opposite reason, because they are avoiding intimacy or affection, and therefore try to hit everything they see. Others do it for no reason, and without having any actual issue to guide this, just pent up energy. In short, one has to grow awareness and knowledge over themselves to recognize a vice or an issue.
Addiction is also the urge of life in a sense. Addiction towards what makes one greater, more genius and excellent, or what improves us and makes us better, is exactly what is needed to reach the top or at least become better at anything. We have to grow addicted of something, or at least fall in 'love' with it. Artists know what I mean entirely. Athletes and others do know this as well. This comes with innate passion.
Hardly will anyone make anything exceptional in life, unless they grow a passion and addiction and throw oil in the fire about what they love. This habituation towards what's better and what makes us better, in a healthy manner, is what makes the spiritual seeker into power, and the spiritualist into a prominent level. However, addictions need attention, and if these passions are left out of control, these can ruin a person.
One example is gambling. Now, there are a very few people who have some aspects about gambling and others who are spiritually able, and can actually cash out a lot of money. For example, astrologically speaking, a person with Uranus in the 8th and Jupiter in the 5th, plus other factors, well, should play some things here and then. Of course, you don't gamble your house or something. Becuase you will reap what you sow, and luck is called luck for a reason.
When an addiction blinds common sense completely, 99% of the times we have adverse outcomes, 1% of the time we have excellence. To fall into the latter 1% and make it 100%, we need for someone to have a refined personality, with self knowledge etc, and to take this seriously. Otherwise one will have bad consequences.
Others are simply lucky. However, this is not the majority. One has to know themselves, and accept themselves, their powers and weaknesses, and build from here. "Know Thyself" is the most important saying in regards to the occult.
Its generally better that your addictive energies fall into things that improve you and make you better, and then again, moderation is what matters. Extremes are to be where they belong. For example a composer that sits up for a whole week, may crash. The athlete that doesn't recuperate, will have serious injury. The lover that doesn't mind their sexual protection, may end up with disease or pregnancy, and the list goes on.
Basically, I am not even talking about addiction. I am talking about your ability, through self knowledge, to transmute addictive energies to drive to become the best you can be, in whatever it is that you want and have found yourself capable. Meditation cleans the fog as to what is what. Astrology can help you discover what blueprint is set up for you. This is called "Dharma", and everyone has their own "Dharma".
To rule the energy, the same drive that leads to addiction and other maladies, and replacing it with empowering goals, this is how you become awesome in life basically. This means that the drive has been mastered, like a wild horse that was dragging you around town, filling you with bruises and knockings (and eventually even death), will ride you on the streets pulled, around town. Here we have addiction.
This horse will not easily sit down, because its a wild force. This is the mind. Since infancy nobody learns how to control the mind, and if you don't teach a pony riding early on, it will be hard to tame later, but not impossible at all. An overly abused horse will be even harder. But its still a horse. Then we have the minds of people who have been controlled by television, the mind control system of jews, whatever. These can also be hard to tame.
The stronger the horse, the harder it will be for you to tame it... This is why very powerful personalities many times get consumed in their own addictions, to the amazement of those who watch a downfall. If someone is riding on a horse with the horsepower of a rocket, it may be not the same thing such as riding a pony. However, the pony rider will reach the top of the mountain, and the rocket guy will become derbis. Therefore everyone in the end of the game has to just get their game up in the same way.
If you ride the horse, you can make it run, stop, go to the high places with it, and eventually make of it a best friend. This is when were have mastery of a sublimated drive. Same horse, same pulling power, different handling. On the basis, its the same 'addictive force'. Only, you have mastered it. Here we have a good 'addiction' but let's just call it a mastered force.
This is the allegory of Alexander the Great as well, whose life is also a legend for the Godhead. Because well he lived a Godhead life, like Hitler in a sense. Alexander the Great when he was a kid, he mastered the horse that nobody else has mastered, the black horse names "Bucephalus". This comes from the Greek Buce (Ox) and Phallus, meaning basically the drive towards the active principle. When this is mastered, it leads to places. When this is not mastered, it can lead to destruction.
Imagine if people put all the forces they put to destroy themselves and others, into the exact opposite direction. Where would humanity be? Thats the same exact question to answer as to where *YOU* will be if all your forces are aligned correctly. Its worth the attempt. You may end up high in your potential, and who knows, maybe even Godhead down the road.
-High Priest Hooded Cobra 666