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Church of Satan FAQ
A. Was Aleister Crowley a Satanist?
Crowley was many things—a poet, a mountaineer, an occultist, an author and the founder of a religion based on the principle of Thelema, the Greek word for “will.” He was not a Satanist, and he did not consider himself to be one. His intention was to found a religion that employed the “method of science and the aim of religion.” It is a spiritual doctrine melding aspects of eastern and Western religion, ceremonial magic and it reveres ancient Egyptian deities as primary figures.
B. Was Aleister Crowley part of the Church of Satan?
No. Crowley died in 1947. The Church of Satan was founded in 1966.
C. Is Satanism allied with Wicca, VooDoo, or other non-Christian or neo-pagan religions?
No. Satanism is an atheist philosophy, hence it is not congruent with any other philosophy or religion which endorses the belief in supernatural entities, whether they be considered gods or devils.