How to Become a Living Douche! The Impressively Embarrassing Occultism of EA Koetting

PIC: Lucifuge Rofocale (PD)

PIC: Lucifuge Rofocale (PD)

The thing about me being an Occultist is that I didn’t choose the Occult, the Occult chose me. It’s a long story and one you can hear me talk about in this podcast if you’re curious, but the reason I bring it up is that after being summoned into the practice it’s come to my attention that I have exactly nothing in common with the vast majority of freaks in the “Occult scene”. Because of this reality, I’ve started referring to what I do as Psychedelic Occultism (or Chaos Sorcery, or Transdimensional Psychology, or Enthneogenic Esotericism if you’re so inclined) to differentiate it from what these people are doing. It’s pretty important that I do this because lord, I wouldn’t want ANYONE to think that my practice is in any way similar to hyper-douchebags like say, EA Koetting, who I just stumbled on via the internets.

This fucking guy. The reason I’m posting this shit sandwich of videos is because he’s unbelievably and unintentionally hilarious precisely because he possesses exactly zero trace of any sense of humor whatsoever. I have to confess that what I’ve found mindblowing about exploring the Occult is that the church has slandered it as being daemon worship, and because of that, a group of gothed out weirdoes have decided that they love the idea worshipping Satan. Even though the Occult doesn’t actually involve that (it’s about mastering your daemons and making contact with your Holy Guardian Angel), they’re just going to make it about that anyway because they’re just…so…hard. Unbelievable and man, Koetting is the pinnacle of that retardation. In the 40 minutes or so of his videos I watched, and I must confess that I sort of couldn’t stop myself, the one thing I learned is that Koetting has one singular message. He will give you incredibly easy spiritual answers and all he asks for in exchange is your money. He’s adopted the business model of the megachurch pastor, replete with the attached head mic and everything. He will teach you “How to become a living god” (TM I’m sure) and he repeats this phrase over and over and over and over and over again to burn it into your mind, like any good marketer would. That’s where it gets weird. If you pay attention, he’s not actually teaching you how to become “a living god”, he’s teaching you how to use magick to be a materialist twat. Wouldn’t you like more money, or to get laid, or more money, or to get laid, or more money? How about smiting your enemies? Dude’s got you covered and yet he’s somehow telling you he’ll give you omnipotence (huh?), omnipresence (errr?), and soul travel (okay I actually understand what that would entail because I’ve done it myself). Just a thought, but wouldn’t a living god transcend the desire for lower level daemonic nonsense? Isn’t Godhood about ascending to the higher realms rather than binding yourself to this one? Just what I’ve been shown but let’s move on.

In watching one video I thought the guy was sort of harmless, but then I watched another and was like, well, yeah, this shit is a bit legitimately creepy in its total loser factor but you know, also funnier than shit. Enjoy while Koetting tells you how he summoned Lucifuge (I thought that was just a Danzig album) and made a pact with it to give him unlimited power. Most Occultists would tell you not to summon Lucifuge because it’s too dangerous, but no one tells Koetting what to do man. He’s a grade A American Badass Kid Rock style. There should really be Chuck Norris-esque memes for this halfwit. Enjoy.

Next up, Koetting explains to you why you shouldn’t trust gurus. Here’s where it gets funny: He admits to giving gurus shit tons of money over the years which begs one to wonder: who the fuck is this trust fund brat? Where did he get all this money to give to gurus? Why on earth is a rich white kid so jaded that he thinks worshipping Satan is cool? The most hilarious thing though is the conclusion: you shouldn’t give money to gurus, they’re frauds, you should give money to EA Koetting.

And finally the most creep-tastic of all, where EA talks about how he’s killed many people with magick (he actually says this) and explains how to do a curse on someone so powerful that it will completely destroy them within a year. Please scientists, please test this! The funniest thing is that at one point (maybe it was in another video) he casually mentions his daughter. So, this is a father talking about psychically murdering people like it’s no big deal.

The one thing I’ve taken out of my evening laughing at Koetting is that “becoming a living God” somehow doesn’t grant you the ability to make it through an entire internet video without cutting it and restarting a hundred times. A few people have asked me over the years, what do you think about the left hand path? Well, what I think is that it’s amazingly retarded and pursued by people with deep psychological issues that they’re not addressing. I guess it’s their incredibly complicated way of not addressing these issues. In the last video Koetting explains how he thinks karma is just something that people make up. Well, actually, I didn’t believe in karma at all until I had multiple visions explaining its supreme importance to me. In fact, nearly all of the communique with my Holy Guardian Angel involves the karmic repercussions of my actions in some capacity. My take? People like Koetting are just conveniently ignoring this reality because they want to i.e. they’re just making up the idea that there’s nothing to it, because that’s what they so desperately want to believe. Gives you full license to be a douche. Come to think of it, that’s precisely how daemonic forms of intelligence would keep you in eternal servitude in the lower realms. Just had a dream the other week where I was going through what I can best describe as a karmic x-ray device to scan whether or not I could access various exotic dimensions (wrote about it on Facebook, friend me). Sort of like an interdimensional security check point. So you’re right hand path then? No, attaining Godhood would mean achieving a perfect balance between the two: Yin and Yang, Chaos and Order, Structure and Anti-Structure what have you. If you go too far either way, you’re fucking yourself over in some capacity. Anyway, I’ve already written about this guy too much, but I’ll conclude in saying that me posting this is actually upping his Youtube views and bringing him more attention than he deserves, so you know, you’re welcome bro. Hilarious, but isn’t that the exact sort of duplicitous shit a pact with daemon would bring you? Maybe his magick does work.

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Thad McKraken is a psychedelic writer, musician, visual artist, filmmaker, Occultist, and pug enthusiast based out of Seattle. He is the author of the books The Galactic Dialogue: Occult Initiations and Transmissions From Outside of Time, both of which can be picked up on Amazon super cheap.
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86 Comments on "How to Become a Living Douche! The Impressively Embarrassing Occultism of EA Koetting"

  1. Bryant Walker | Jun 5, 2014 at 12:26 pm |

    Avete Frater! Sorry, but after reading enough of your posts ,Thad, you come across as just as big of a “douche” peddling your brand of McMagick and pop-occultism. No individual on any sort of legitimate path of illumination would speak or think as you do; you have none of the indicators that you have even a modicum of deeper understanding. Lighten up on the others. This is my first “troll” experience and it doesn’t feel good but, man, after reading Disinfo for so long during my breakfast I had to finally throw something out there.

    • Simon Valentine | Jun 5, 2014 at 12:54 pm |

      is it a “Celts and red-headed step children” kind of troll?
      or more of a “heaven’s fires burn the bull” kind of shill?

      (i’m sure someone will apologize for any attachment screw-ups)

      do you think the business you work … for? … has an agenda or strategy that may as well be represented like this:

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    • Thad McKraken | Jun 5, 2014 at 3:50 pm |

      So you think it’s a good idea to encourage people to be complete dickbags and try and murder people with magick? Funny thing, I couldn’t help myself but I ended up reading another interview with this guy this morning. According to him (and I don’t believe anything he says, think he’s a compulsive liar) he summoned some daemonic entity years back which possessed his wife and destroyed his marriage. Now he’s encouraging other people to do the same shit and asking them for money to train them on how to do so. And you have a problem with me making fun of that.

      • Adamas Macalz | Jun 6, 2014 at 1:11 am |

        I’ve used his methods, they are legit. and the thing about real occultism is it doesn’t hold your hand, you either learn to use it correctly, or it destroys you. and often you start out it kicking your ass and then you learn to use it correctly. Believe me I’ve had enough good and bad experiences to know that this shit is real. the methods are real. the real question is if the person thinks it’s worth the asskicking your going to get racing for the finish line. koetting in my opinion, is a great gateway for beginners to get into real magic, and not this lets do drugs and play with energy(nothing wrong with that, but the drugs are basically training wheels) or the it’s all psychology jungian line. and murdering people with magic, some people have it coming .

        • Jake Stratton-Kent | Jun 6, 2014 at 5:50 am |

          the best gateway is to avoid teachers and groups like the plague, work your ass off with a decent manual and do proper research. Paying a rip off charlatan is not remotely similar.

          • Adamas Macalz | Jun 6, 2014 at 10:13 am |

            I still think he has done many occultist a great service. 2-3 years ago when I first picked up the BOA, I had never done an evocation, and had no Idea where to start. I was always under the impression that I need all the trappings of a ritual(tools) before I began, and that evocation was a practice only for those with years more practical experience more than me. I was stuck somewhere in between believing all magick was psychology, and that there was something to this that I could not explain, but my experience in this area was little.
            Now evocation is one of my primary practices. I don’t really frequent BALG or koettings material that much anymore. but I’m completely grateful because without it, I would still be trying to figure all this shit out, without an Idea where to start.

          • Jeb Morningside | Jun 8, 2014 at 1:04 am |

            I think his “Works of Darkness” book is a decent introduction to basic magical practice (although personally I’d recommend “High Magic” by Frater U:.D:.), but this BALG shit seems like an overpriced ripoff and reminds me of an infomercial for a self-help seminar or something. You can get all you need from reading the books, and if you need someone to hold your hand through some “course” or whatever, you probably won’t make a very good occultist in the first place.

          • they are all holding your hand. Reading their books and following their instructions. You will not learn magick without a teacher. If you are reading a book or a manuscript you are being taught by the author of that book.

      • Frater Isla | Jun 7, 2014 at 2:13 am |

        Hold up, ya’ll. I can murder people with magic? That’s friggin awful, man.

        How much are his courses?

      • Craig Bickford | Jun 7, 2014 at 9:02 am |

        All anyone has to do is read a few interviews with this guy and you will see he is involved or was involved with some down right dirty black satanic ridiculousness out of Europe, most notably the order of the Nine Angles, which openly endorse murder, cannibalism etc, not just through magic. Fuck the magic part of it, they are endorsing people engage in psychotic behavior, how much more needs to be said. The fact that people are parsing this into a debate over their occult cred or their legitimacy is ridiculous. He’s a psychopathic piece of shit like the rest of those fucks. I’m not getting down on people’s home made or adopted satanic hat have you, what ever. Go worship Satan and shit, but the second you start talking about or endorsing killing people, your a fucking predator class member, and all your rights and legitimate access to safety when you are around me and mine goes out the window. It’s actually surprising this needs to be said. How far gone is the species when we entertain the ins and outs’ of some murder endorsing monsters ideology, when instead the rational and moral thing to do is to condemn him, but I guess that’s the length that solipsists go to to justify their fucked up version of reality isn’t it.

        • Jeb Morningside | Jun 8, 2014 at 12:55 am |

          The ONA doesn’t endorse the murder of random people. They do however encourage the “culling” of useless people, cowards, etc. Potential victims are tested 3 times to prove their worth. If they fail all of these tests they are “sacrificed” either in a ritual context or their death is made to look like an accident, suicide, gang related shooting, or something of the sort.

          I’ve read a large portion of their publicly released writings, and nowhere have I seen anything about cannibalism. Where did you pick up that bit of information?

          And for the record, I’m not a member, nor does the ONA really need me to defend their reputation, just thought I would clarify some of the bullshit from your post.

  2. Bryant Walker | Jun 5, 2014 at 1:23 pm |

    I’m definitely not defending whatever Satanic materialist sorcery that Thad is attacking. I’ve just been wondering for a long time why Thad has seemed to become the “Occult” authority in-residence for Disinfo. I’ve read enough of his stuff over the past year or two to wanna call “bullshit!” on this “expert”.

    • Adam's Shadow | Jun 5, 2014 at 1:57 pm |

      He’s not really an expert, he’s just one of the few to consistently publish articles with an “occult” or “magickal” flair to them. He’s filling a void, basically. Not defending or condemning the guy, but that’s the basic reason you keep seeing his stuff on here.

    • I smell a lot of Ego in his articles, but it could just be because I tend to fart when I read them.

      • Echar Lailoken | Jun 6, 2014 at 7:14 am |

        I smell self promotion and hints of illusory presuppositions in all of his articles.

    • Thad McKraken | Jun 5, 2014 at 4:04 pm |

      No one else does it consistently. Do you want to post articles here? Forward me something as a DM on Facebook (something you’ve finished, not like, I have an idea for a post I might someday get around to writing, I get a lot of that). If I like it, I’ll put it up. Also, maybe you missed the part where I talk about how what I do has nothing to do with what’s considered traditional Occultism.

    • Matt Staggs | Jun 7, 2014 at 12:56 pm |

      Mostly because Thad contributes. If any other occult types want to write some stuff (and do so with any degree of style and basic writing skill) then I’d love to give them the soap box.

  3. Jeb Morningside | Jun 5, 2014 at 1:37 pm |

    I wouldn’t pay for Koettings self help seminar shit, nor would I take any advice from whoever wrote this article. Please allow me to elaborate on the supreme importance of the karmic repercussions of my slapping you in the face with my Holy Guardian Dick (TM)…

  4. Gjallarbru | Jun 5, 2014 at 1:40 pm |

    Since Lucifer means light bearer, what should I take away from Lucifuge which means that which flees away from light? Is Koetting dealing with a spirit that can’t stand light, which could just be the light of scrutiny? Bad name for some entity supposedly so powerful.

    This guy is also fooling around with runes. His concepts of rune is… inadequate. He has grasped some stuff about runes, and then he also just goes way off with “reversals” for the “left hand path” and such. His knowledge of the lore and tradition doesn’t fit anything I have ever studied myself either. For instance, the Etins, or giants, are not the gods of the Teutonic path. Yet Koetting believes that the Etins are the gods.

    I wouldn’t put much stock in this Koetting guy, and certainly nothing where runes are concerned. As for agreeing with Thad, I don’t always see eye to eye with his articles. On the other hand, harsher critics should get their own responses published. I would like to see a more sustained position from critics than just short blurps on a thread so that we could know where he’s coming from. If any critic would write something, I would definitely read it. If you believe Thad unworthy, then take the reins, and write an article.

    • Jin The Ninja | Jun 5, 2014 at 2:38 pm |

      i endeavor to write my own article on magickal practice
      which will not include anything on the following:

      pop mcmagick
      strategic sorcery

      however in doing so, it will be so entirely distinct from thad, that his articles will still fill a niche, i have no desire to fill.

      • Gjallarbru | Jun 5, 2014 at 2:45 pm |

        I wait for your article with great anticipation.

      • Monkey See Monkey Do | Jun 6, 2014 at 1:27 am |

        Sounds good. Do you know much about Stanislav Grof? I would like to hear some disinfo contributors talk about him. Shulgin died recently, maybe you could discuss his contributions to chemistry (or his affiliation with the principles of alchemy). I think semiotic analysis and Carl Jung are also essential when talking about non-ordinary states of consciousness or ‘shamanism’, ‘magick’ etc. Look forward to your article.

        • Jin The Ninja | Jun 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm |

          shulgin, grof and jung are all great suggestions.
          i do not have a background in psychology or chemistry- perhaps you’d be more equipped to effectively disseminate those ideas. however, i do have

  5. kalibhakta | Jun 5, 2014 at 1:42 pm |

    I don’t care for Koetting very much, but the manner you go about bashing him here comes off as hypocritical. You ridicule this person’s take on occultism, claim they worship Satan (does he really?), and then say “it’s about mastering your daemons and making contact with your Holy Guardian Angel” as if you are an occult authority to anyone but yourself. The idea of the HGA is a modern concept from western Hermetic magic, almost nobody outside of that milieu will even know what that means. Just like everyone in the world doesn’t understand or believe in karma (I certainly do), but you claim to understand it as a concrete truth because of visionary experiences you had which are completely unique unto yourself. Spirituality is a fluid and subtle matter by default, you cannot expect the same rules to apply to everyone without variance. Referring to left hand path practitioners collectively as “retarded” does a disservice to the ancient Hindu and Buddhist tantrik traditions which have had a profound influence on western occultism. Finally, after a few paragraphs of slamming someone for claiming access to godhood, you close by explaining what “godhood” actually is. I’m not picking sides here, I just think you could critique Koetting in a more objective manner without all the ad hominem attacks.

    • Jin The Ninja | Jun 5, 2014 at 10:16 pm |

      i wouldn’t personally call buddhist tantric practices ‘LHP’ in a western occult sense. i know the term is used within buddhism, but a wrathful deity like ekajati, no matter how powerful or dangerous the mysteries may be, is still a bodhisattva- vested in aiding mankind to enlightenment. a demon she is not. very different from western occult traditions of taming demons to find hidden treasure or compel someone to love you.

      • kalibhakta | Jun 6, 2014 at 5:12 am |

        Honestly I’m mostly familiar with the term from Hindu tantra. Right now I live about two hours from Tarapith, West Bengal. There Ekajati is known as Ma Tara and she is not known as a bodhisattva and is worshipped through blood sacrifice, consumption of intoxicants, and all manner of burning ground shenanigans. People here who identify as LHP practitioners do use “black magic” for materialistic ends in certain cases. As you said, it could mean something different altogether for tantrik Buddhists, Hindus, and western occultists. That’s really why I was pointing out how collectively labeling the LHP as “retarded” doesn’t work because it’s different for everybody.

        • Jin The Ninja | Jun 6, 2014 at 11:30 am |

          you’re right the moniker is probably far too inclusive. i think the comfort of using ‘LHP’ as an insult, comes from the western tradition of seeing the types involved in satanism- and the means and goals they wish to accomplish. i don’t consider using magick formonetary ends as LHP work. i think it’s practical. re: ekajati, there is no question she is a fierce goddess, and not accessible to the uninitiated, but in bon, she often is called on to exorcise demons. i am not that personally familiar with hindu tantra. it seems like you have had some interesting experiences. thanks for the well-considered reply.

        • mik.ultra | Aug 21, 2014 at 2:38 am |

          I enjoyed reading your replies with the author, as much as the article itself..which was entertaining..Evil Tony Robbins infomercial, classic shit ha ha ha

  6. PrimateZero | Jun 5, 2014 at 2:21 pm |

    How to Become a Living Douche! The impressively embarrassing occultism of EA Koetting…. written by a living douche with his own version of impressively embarrassing occultism.

  7. tibby trillz | Jun 5, 2014 at 2:59 pm |

    if he can kill people with magick than why are the koch brothers still alive?

    • Because they’re Satanists too?

    • Jonas Planck | Jun 5, 2014 at 6:55 pm |

      Obviously, he’s been killing all the wrong people, probably because of some minor slight or perceived disrespect which shouldn’t warrant more than a hilarious prank as appropriate reprisal, because he’s that kind of prick.

  8. Thad McKraken | Jun 5, 2014 at 4:45 pm |

    Yeah, it’s now been pointed out to me that maybe I was a bit harsh on the left hand path because most of what I’ve found about it on the internets is all upside down pentagram “I worship Satan” bullshit ala Koetting. But to be fair, Kenneth Anger made some cool movies 30 years ago, is a complete moron and hasn’t done anything interesting since. Genesis P Orridge has done waaaaaaaay tooooo many drugs in his life and honestly, I think his art has suffered because of that. So maybe, you know, it isn’t that great an idea.

    • Jin The Ninja | Jun 5, 2014 at 9:58 pm |

      i particularly like when OP said ‘mastering one’s demons’ where someone vested in betterment and wholeness would have said, “conquering one’s demons.’ just an observation.

    • M.S. Ledespencer | Jun 6, 2014 at 1:29 am |

      Gen prefers the pronoun She of S/He now… Can you name a few films Ken did since the 60s? Have you seen or heard his work with Brian Butler? Really Thad, the more you open your moth the worse you come off. How can anyone do even a cursory look on google for “Left Hand Path” and not scratrch below the very superficial summary you offer.

  9. Jonas Planck | Jun 5, 2014 at 6:32 pm |

    I summoned Lucifuge once… using an esoteric technique called “torrenting” I also summoned Tarkus, Abraxas, Anubis, Magnu, and Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. And I didn’t have to risk becoming a douche or triggering the old five-fold karmic backlash to do it, because in the future (where I come from), they’re all public domain classical works.

  10. Antediluviancurrent | Jun 5, 2014 at 6:38 pm |

    Instead of attacking Koetting’s style ( which is a petty argument ), I’m more interested in what makes auto-apotheosis so inherently erroneous.

    In all these years of being involved with the occult, I’ve seen many with a spiritual inclination enter into this field ill prepared to take the full consequence of their involvement and turn back to a more religious approach of routine, moral considerations and balance ( i.e. a degree of conformity ). For example, instead of doing the actual blood sacrifice, they’d rather metaphorize it into a eucharist. Left hand path occultists are magical literalists, only aiming for results.
    The revelation of having in oneself dormant and total power, and therefore total responsibility, can hit hard. So many go venture back, safely, to an occasional theorization and practise of the occult, more aimed at wellness than taking it to its logical extremities. That’s fine. Do what Thou Wilt.

    The path Koetting and many others are treading might look like a Peter Pan syndrome gone bad ( this can be said about any serious occultist though ), and sure, it’s transparant marketing, but the message of total power is still there, regardless of its tacky wrappings.

    • Jonas Planck | Jun 5, 2014 at 8:33 pm |

      Well, Becoming a living god worked out pretty well for Adolf Hitler, didn’t it?
      (BOOM! Godwin’s law!) …nothing degrades an argument like a good Hitler metaphor, but here, it actually applies. All kinds of occult tricks went into that particular tale of mortal godhood… custom sigils and runes, ritual gestures, neurolinguistic programming, the “Triumph of the Will,” blood sacrifice on a scale never before seen, even the stupid mustache was part of the spell… all a splendid success, to be sure, up until the point where he found out that even gods fail. And now his name is synonymous with pure evil, and the mere invocation of it in comparison to someone else is considered a vile, tasteless slur, because seriously, man, Hitler? Get real! Nobody’s even seriously worn the stupid mustache since then. That’s what becoming a living god gets you… first you die, hunted, hated, and in shame, and then you become a WARNING for future generations.

      • Antediluviancurrent | Jun 5, 2014 at 8:42 pm |

        Not Godwin, but apples and oranges. And kinda mortal for a god though.

        • Jonas Planck | Jun 5, 2014 at 8:53 pm |

          It’s the same trick being sold here… if you can’t literally become a living god, shooting lightning out of your dick and spanning the cosmos and all that, then the next best thing is to use that occult power of confidence and manipulation to make the people of your nation THINK you’re a god (the powerful, influential ones, at least, the rest will follow), and have them act accordingly. Adolf had to trick HIMSELF into believing it before he could do the same to others.

          • Antediluviancurrent | Jun 5, 2014 at 9:07 pm |

            That could be described as a cargo cult of sorts, and is to me, personally, of little interest. In that sense a gnostic dualistic view can keep one from admitting too much importance to this profane world. But again, a lot of that depends on personal traits. There are some cool gods out there, not all aspire a to be Ialdabaoth, but yes, you definitely could be one here and now, if you’re impatient.
            According to some LHP traditions the real deal happens when we die and can either transmute ourselves into gods, merge with the godhead, or reincarnate.
            I believe that to be possible, and so to me a living god is an oxymoron. Life might be the preliminary for real godhood, and everything before that is tinkering, gymnastics, before the real competition, where the real apotheosis happens. Might as well give that a shot without being an asshole to others with whom I share the same mortal coil.

          • “shooting lightning out of your dick”
            Lol! Good luck getting laid with that trick.

          • Jonas Planck | Jun 6, 2014 at 12:03 am |

            Worked for Zeus, but he didn’t start out as a mortal…

  11. Jonas Planck | Jun 5, 2014 at 7:04 pm |

    Also, I love the done-to-death CC photoshop brushes he used for his “magickal” background there in the first video. Apparently, he practices the same kind of demonic summoning as “dark” characters from hastily drawn indy comic books circa 2004. It really helps to add to the effect that makes it seems like he’s practiced this demon-summoning story on lots of drunk chicks in lots of bars, all of whom came to regret falling for it.

  12. > No you sit at home and smoke pot while thinking of abstract concepts of reality.

    That’s called “Metaphysics.”

    • Monkey See Monkey Do | Jun 6, 2014 at 1:13 am |

      Only once you write it down coherently.

    • It’s called being an armchair magician and we have way too many of those in the community. Everyone wants to sit around and theorize but no one wants to get in the circle and do the real work.

  13. charlatanism is the most popular occult practice. Fake it till you make it bitches. If you make someone believe that you can do something bad enough, it might just happen.

  14. Echar Lailoken | Jun 5, 2014 at 9:34 pm |

    An excellent example of semi effective self promotion.

  15. M.S. Ledespencer | Jun 5, 2014 at 11:12 pm |

    I came here to point out the same shortcomings. I found the author’s neologisms and fundamental lack of basic texts embarrassing. (how do you miss Lucifuge, really??)

  16. M.S. Ledespencer | Jun 5, 2014 at 11:13 pm |

    Koetting should team up with Michael Ford for the BigMac of super duper dark occultism!

    • Adamas Macalz | Jun 6, 2014 at 1:22 am |

      super marketing occultism.
      if you want super dark, look up the ONA and the temple ov blood.

      • M.S. Ledespencer | Jun 6, 2014 at 1:24 am |

        At least ONA had the sense to cloak itself in cell structure anonymity
        and mystery. Their association with agent provocateur, David Myatt helped as well.

        • Adamas Macalz | Jun 6, 2014 at 10:15 am |

          The ONA is a Maze within a Maze. It’s like house of leaves but IRL.
          on a slightly unrelated note are you familiar with the 218 current.

      • Matt Staggs | Jun 7, 2014 at 12:38 pm |

        Yeah, I don’t find this guy’s stuff much different from the “I’ll teach you how to make $5,000 a week if you pay for my seminar” spam I get in my inbox.

        • Adamas Macalz | Jun 7, 2014 at 12:56 pm |

          the methods work, which is the only difference. he teaches the basics of practices like this which is what so many occultist neglect. they try to run before they can walk. he dresses it up to seem more appealing though, I still think he does a lot of good, because so many occultist where “taught” to neglect the basics. though at this point they are floating around piratebay if you are that opposed to his method of marketing.

  17. Number1Framer | Jun 5, 2014 at 11:47 pm |

    Very disappointing post loaded with self-referential proselytizing. This petty ego-battle shit is the same utter nonsense we see between practitioners of mainstream religions and the hair-splitters of different sects within single religions. My personal opinion is that I keep my eyes peeled for the next lead and follow it up when I see it. One thing just leads to another and another and another and that’s the way it is for me – FOR ME and that’s why I work that way and don’t advise anyone else to do so. I feel sorry for anyone who needs to waste their energy writing a scree about someone that sees the world through different eyes because everything appears differently to them. I read Thad’s posts and follow him on Twitter because I find his take on reality interesting and amusing. But this world is far too subjective to bother with ‘debunking’ other free-thinkers for whatever it is they do to get their spiritual jollies (unless they infringe on what you perceive to be your personal space/rights/property). But hey, some people are vampires like that and that’s their thing. This whole post could roughly translate to: “I dream-fucked your mom and my spirit cock is bigger than yours.”

  18. M.S. Ledespencer | Jun 6, 2014 at 1:35 am |

    Also, I am kinda amused this clown just discovered EA Koetting. I mean, we have been snickering at this dude (and the dupes who use to pay Chumbley level prices for his books) for years. God help Thad when he discovers Bill Schnoebelen!

  19. kalibhakta | Jun 6, 2014 at 4:34 am |

    LOL No, that I actually agree with and the title “How to Become A Living Douche” cracked me up when I read it. I honestly didn’t want to come off like I was defending him, but felt your approach was a bit questionable and wanted to point that out. From what I know of Koetting’s work, there is a lot to legitimately criticize for sure. I just thought you could have done a better job pointing out those things while still keeping a humorous tone. The guy is unintentionally hilarious and when I first saw that Lucifuge Rofocale video I felt like I was watching a Tony Robbins infomercial in Hell. Entertaining is definitely a good approach–occultists who take themselves too seriously end up becoming a mockery of themselves.

    • kalibhakta | Jun 6, 2014 at 4:38 am |

      Also now that a lot of people have commented on this, I think it’s funny to see so many people prefacing what they write with something like “Now I am not defending this Satanic Tony Robbins guy, but…”

  20. Jake Stratton-Kent | Jun 6, 2014 at 5:35 am |

    Koetting epitomises everything I despise about modern occultism (or mockultism for short). I’m not holding a torch for disinfo, but seriously, Koetting’s BS and its ilk needs tearing a new one. If I’m dead within the week you’ll know which of us is right 😛

  21. EmperorFaustus | Jun 6, 2014 at 8:24 am |

    E A Koetting is a vapid, slimy, deceptive prick. Yeah, I’m not saying he doesn’t have a (basic) concept of some of the occult building blocks necessary to

  22. Christopher Fowler | Jun 6, 2014 at 9:15 am |

    I fail to see how the authors point of view is more legitimate than the one he is mocking,especially after listening to the podcast.

  23. davakins | Jun 6, 2014 at 9:47 am |

    I used to cross paths with pathetic creatures such as this one, and I can tell you that once his money goes down the old woo-woo crapper nobody will give a rat’s ass.

  24. I’m genuinely perplexed that anyone can have difficulty believing in. It’s nothing more than cause and effect. Excepting what the Western mind has warped it into, as some sort of Cosmic Punishment System.

    Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.

  25. Jonas Planck | Jun 6, 2014 at 11:28 am |

    One man’s path of enlightenment is another man’s bullshit mystic babble used to fleece unsuspecting marks. I suspect Koetting’s conception of the LHP is about the same as most libertarian’s conception of randian objectivism… Or a Wall-Street cokehead’s idea of macro-economic mysticism… or a neo-liberal’s idea of state enforced social justice… It comes pre-packaged with some swell sounding excuses for any dickish behavior you want to engage in, and if anybody gives you any shit about it, there’s a ton of confusing terminology, esoteric concepts that you can bandy about, and complex sophistry already written for you by other people (who actually MEANT it) that you can use to twist the argument around into an incoherent knot of indecipherable “logic” that you can then pretend is simple (for YOU) to understand without ever stating any of it in a simple way, until you finally get to declare victory by saying your critics are just too ignorant to get it, so they’ll just have to trust you. And then you crash the economy and blame someone else for it.

  26. Gordon Klock | Jun 6, 2014 at 11:40 am |

    If one is serious about any sort of spiritual improvement, one should curtail & avoid any form of self interest that may arise, lest one gets bound to the material world by one’s appetites…..
    ( ever notice that most ‘black magic’ types wind up looking like unwitting sock puppets to the demons they think they have ‘control over’? & to think I once tried to walk that path, yeesh ! )

  27. Gordon Klock | Jun 6, 2014 at 11:43 am |


  28. Bryant Walker | Jun 6, 2014 at 6:25 pm |

    As I intimated before, you don’t seem to have ANY of the indicators that you have had or even understand the Knowledge and Conversation. If I knew how to write you privately I would have done so instead of trolling you here , but here I am, and I feel that it would be a benefit to the Disinfo community to no longer have your writings published there. I suppose everyone is free to skim past them, however. Good luck with your “path”, everything is indeed a learning experience.

  29. Craig Bickford | Jun 7, 2014 at 8:56 am |

    Cult of the Nine Angles, this Koetting was in them I’m pretty sure. They are into ritual sacrifice, cannibalism etc, in their own writings which I have read. It’s way more than douche baggery, it’s end game psychopathic and psychotic predatory dillusions. How is that not plainly evident. Oh yeah, when most who post here on the occult are living int eh fallacy ridden world of solipsism, it isn’t hard to make moral relativism your bread and butter.

    • Adamas Macalz | Jun 7, 2014 at 9:35 am |

      most initiates of teh ONA haven’t killed anyone. the entire thing is meant as an opened ended test that fucks with your head. no matter what you do, it’s designed to see where your limit lies, and where you draw the line. but explaining this to you is pointless, because you seem to have your own set “understanding” of them.

  30. Jake Stratton-Kent | Jun 7, 2014 at 12:28 pm |

    really mate, hoodoo was adapted to urban living before Alan Moore was a twinkle in his father’s eye. Grud, the ‘myth of progress’.

  31. Matt Staggs | Jun 7, 2014 at 1:11 pm |


  32. sensible | Jun 9, 2014 at 9:45 am |

    i agree its right to call out Koetting – and , haters aside, i think this dialogue in comments is interesting but probably too harsh towards Thad Mckracken because i find his writing fairly illuminating if not for the specific content, more he has an interesting turn of phrase for describing aspects of the occult which can be difficult to articulate, and has always admitted his style is more intuitive than traditional … interesting themes

  33. Jin The Ninja | Jul 21, 2014 at 2:33 pm |

    not a dig, in fact at face value our magickal approaches are not dissimilar. probably compatible. many people find his methods increase their magickal potency. i totally respect that. from the book and blog, i can appreciate aspects of things he says. we both have a buddhist background. however, we have some serious philosophical and practical differences that cannot be resolved. i only mention it, as i would not write about that sort of practice either in rebuttal or in analysis- less to do with the grouping and more to do with personal interest/practice/philosophy. i am more interested in the socio-cultural context of magick, the comparative definition of magico-religious practices, and the practice of spiritism-in conjuction with sorcery (although as i say those things i noticed he wrote an article on ‘ecclecticism’ that encompasses several of those ideas- and we don’t differ, as far as i read, on the historical analysis, however brief it was). i may agree that to delineate a difference in the magickal and the mundane, inhibits magical acts- but i see external, systemic causes behind the fact people are often inhibited in the mundane.

  34. Lou Hotchkiss Knives | Aug 16, 2014 at 3:52 am |

    If this guy was a rock star he’d be Fred Durst lol

  35. Out of curiosity , have you read any of his works or have you only watched his videos? I also agree with Kalibhakta about the way you present this information or “disinformation” rather. You clearly demonstrate how much the right hand path has helped you evolve beyond such an obvious amount of pent up rage. I am not a troll here. I am just saying that your post seems ignorant as well as your reply to Kalibhakta when you said you arent even good at your practice. It seems that your efforts have gotten you nowhere. Which is OK because we all develop at individual rates. From what I see here you have read none of his work and neither have many of the people replying to your rant. Using words like “I suspect” or “probably” are clear indications that the person using these words is uncertain of what they are talking about. It means you do not know and therefore have no place to say anything about that subject with such conviction as if you do. It really send the wrong message about you. Have a good evening.

  36. Binary Kaos | Sep 19, 2014 at 2:49 pm |

    Late to the party I know but…

    While his “branding strategy” definitely doesn’t speak to me personally, who am I to judge what happens in the “free marketplace” of ideas.

    That being said I did come across this dox video which was interesting.

  37. Bathed by Blood | Sep 30, 2014 at 6:29 pm |

    Meh 3 points on this article.

    1.) LHP is exactly as you described but i highly doubt your “Holier than thou” attitude could protect you from some the obsessions and fetishes these poor sorcerers face. At least it arms them with the ability to CHANGE something for once instead of sitting on their ass complaining about everything and just loving every second of it you sack of shit

    2.) fuck you for niggering a nigger this is the exact get on top of everyone bullshit that turns our society and planet into a trash can full of flies ( i know you want to participate so badly in Economy, but really you should just kill yourself)

    3.) His Magick does work and other than you failing trying to make fun of this guy (who mind you would probably not think twice about your words other than maybe that last sentence but only to leave your article and check his youtube views – which I raised) If you are going to preach benevolence at least act like it, fool. PS wtf tags are those, are you TRYING to spread ignorance for ratings? God what is wrong with everyone these days…

  38. Is that really all you have?… Holly Guardian here and Holly guardian there?!…. what the fuck!…. are you that retarded?
    You act like you are some type of fucking magician …. when in reality you are a Little Bitch.
    You are not even close to be criticizing anything or anybody,… do your fucking research before you open that cock sucker…. Peace!

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