"At the root of all left hand paths is an antinomian agenda, a
plan of counter-active operations that will inevitably bring
them into conflict with the presiding socio-political machine.
This is a part of their nature. Many of them arise from
previously oppressed religions, like paganism, and many, like
Gnosticism, arise as counter-movements to the ubiquitious
orthodoxies. All are born fighting. None could survive without
a predominant rebellious attitude that serves as their strength
in dark times."