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Magus Anton Szandor LaVey with snake in front of book shelves.
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Church of Satan Frequently Asked Questions

Antechamber to “Frequently Asked Questions”
This document will continue to be updated as specific questions arise which need to be addressed. The answers here are often brief and can be explored more thoroughly if you take the time to read through the rest of our official web site—www.churchofsatan.com—and books such as The Satanic Bible and other works by Anton Szandor LaVey as well as The Satanic Scriptures by Peter H. Gilmore.

At times we will point you directly to essays on our web site as you should read the information published there on that topic.

The questions and their answers have been organized into broad sections listed below. You can either proceed directly to a section to see if your question is there, or you may use the search function on this site to zero-in more quickly.

Reading the entire FAQ will provide you with a great deal of information about Satanism and the Church of Satan.

Do not e-mail us with questions before you have spent time reading through this FAQ as we will direct you to go back and read it.

  1. INTERNET PRESENCE
  2. RESEARCH: PRESS AND STUDENT
  3. FUNDAMENTAL BELIEFS
  4. ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
  5. MEMBERSHIP
  6. LITERATURE
  7. SYMBOLS AND SYMBOLISM
  8. RITUAL AND CEREMONY (BAPTISM/WEDDING/FUNERAL)
  9. HOLIDAYS
  10. SEXUALITY
  11. ANTON LAVEY AND HIS FAMILY
  12. SELLING SOULS
  13. DEMONIC POSSESSION, STRANGE DREAMS, DIABOLICAL DESTINY
  14. FOR CHRISTIANS WHO WANT SATANISTS TO CHANGE THEIR WAYS
  15. OCCULTISM/CROWLEY/WICCA/VOODOO
  16. CONSPIRACIES
  17. YOUNG PEOPLE AND SATANISM
  18. DRUG ABUSE
  19. MILITARY ISSUES
  20. PRISONER ISSUES