Chances are you know a bit about enlightenment. It’s the idea that if you let go of all desires, remove all attachments, that all suffering will come to an end. Enlightenment is a state of oneness (or of no-self in the Buddhist framework): it’s an annihilation of the ego — basically of everything that makes you an apparently separate individual.
I started studying enlightenment when I was just 12 years old. I was fascinated by it. I started meditating regularly and pretty soon had some truly transcendent experiences.
Over the years those experiences would get deeper. I would experience months, and later even an entire year, of no-self — of total oneness. It was beyond description, and to this day I can enter that state at will.
But once I had it in my grasp, questions began to arise. Is this really the end-all, be-all? What is the point of desirelessness? Is this really how I want to spend my life?
My training in NLP would answer many of those questions, though that’s perhaps a topic for another day.
But the point is, I became rather disillusioned with the whole idea of enlightenment. It was touted as the pinnacle of the spiritual path, but I believed there was more. There was an alternate path. Thus was born my interest in darkness.
Interestingly I’ve heard similar stories from others on the left-hand path, so I know I’m not alone there. For some, the right-hand path’s goal of enlightenment is perfect for them and exactly what they wanted. For others, it simply is not.
But if the goal of the right-hand path is enlightenment — that is, total surrender to the Light — then what is the goal of the left-hand path?
For this I’ve come up with the term endarkenment.
OK I’m not the first to use this term, but I believe I’m the first to use it in this context, with this meaning.
Instead of surrendering to and merging with the Light, you embrace the Dark and bring it into your very center to strengthen you.
One encourages disbursement of the self, while the other encourages the strengthening and full embodiment of the self and one’s will.
One encourages the giving up of all desire, while the other encourages the fulfillment of all desire.
One encourages you to surrender to the Universal Will, while the other encourages you to shape the Universe to your will.
They are, in short, total and complete opposites.
And of course the process of endarkenment can also be known as Dark Ascent, which is the entire purpose of this website.
My goal is to help you in the process of endarkenment, if that should be your will.
My goal is to teach you the tools of creation, of shaping the Universe to your will.
My goal is to help you to realize you can have literally whatever you want, and show you how to achieve it.
I now refer to this entire process as endarkenment.
Endarkenment is the process of apotheosis: of becoming a god in your own right.
This is a good time to announce that I have opened up my one-on-one coaching again, to help those who want to progress along this path of endarkenment.
Whether you just want help with manifesting a single desire, or want to take a deeper exploration into this path, I can help you through my new endarkenment coaching.
You can learn all the details by going here: