The path of the sword is the
Way of Manifestation; it is the path of magick, ritual and religion, which seeks to draw down the power of the divine and
to manifest it upon the earth. The ultimate goal of the Way of the Sword is, perhaps, best expressed in the descent of the
New Jerusalem at the end of the biblical book of revelations – the perfection of material existence. On the Path of
the Sword the aspirant does not seek to escape from the suffering of the world and attain entrance to an immaterial heaven,
but rather to create heaven on earth.
and exoteric religion belong to the Way of the Sword, as their aim is to manifest and ideal, or to manifest the characteristics
of some God-Form on earth through the obedience and devotion of worshippers.
this sense, does not describe a specifically supernatural event, but rather the art of ‘causing change to occur in conformity
with the Will’; this Will being the higher nature of the operator, and not simply whims and egotistical desires. ‘Pure
Will, un-assuaged in the lust for results, is in every way perfect’. The purpose of Magick is the material expression
of the higher nature of humanity.
The Way of
the Sword is in many ways a masculine path (in reference to the divine masculine present in both men and women), concerning
itself largely with works of dominion.
you will find sections dedicated to the main aspects of the Path of the Sword:
Introduction to Ritual
The Classification of Magick