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Join the Church of Satan

If you have not already done so, we strongly suggest you purchase The Satanic Bible, and study it prior to making a decision about joining our organization. It is a diabolical book, the basis for our philosophy. There is currently a great deal of literature available by our founder as well as our other Satanic pioneers. See our Sources page for information and watch our News page for new releases. The Satanic Scriptures by Peter H. Gilmore details much about the workings of the Church of Satan so it is worthwhile to read this book as well so that your decision to affiliate will be an informed one.

Satanism is not for everyone, but if it is for you, we welcome you. We are not a fan club, a pen-pal society, or a lonely hearts group. We are a group of dynamic individuals who stand forth as the ultimate underground alternative—the Alien Elite. We realize what we have, what we are, and what we shall become. Our scope is unlimited, and the extent of your involvement is based upon your own potential. All names and addresses are held in strict confidence and you are under no obligation as a Registered Member, unless you choose to present yourself for further consideration.

For Registration:

Please send us $200 in U.S. funds (in check, U.S. money order, bank draught, or International Money Order—not an international postal money order—drawn on a U.S. bank made out to Hell's Kitchen Productions, or you may pay via PayPal* which requires an additional $8.00 service charge—see below) along with your legal name and complete mailing address, a copy of a national or state issued photo ID as a means to prove your identity, address and age, plus the following statement, signed and dated by yourself:

Please enroll me as a Registered Member of The Church of Satan. I recognize that failure to practice the principles of the Church of Satan and/or engaging in illegal activity may result in termination of this membership. I am legally of adult age in my nation of residence. I have enclosed a copy of a national or state issued photo ID as proof of my identity and age.

Enclosed is $200.00 in US funds.

Send this to:
Church of Satan
New York Contact
P.O. Box 666
Poughkeepsie, NY 12602-0666

… or download a PDF file containing the Registration Statement.

You may also include your completed Application for Active Membership with this statement and your registration fee, or you may send the application later. Download a PDF file containing the Active Membership Application. If you cannot print this application, include your request that we mail you a copy when you send in the signed and dated statement and registration fee.

* To Pay Via PayPal

The registration fee is $208 in U.S. funds paid to hkp@churchofsatan.com. If you already have a PayPal account, you know what to do. If you don’t, click here to set one up using a major credit card.

If you choose to pay via PayPal, you will need to send via regular postal mail your legal name and complete mailing address, a copy of a national or state issued photo ID as a means to prove your identity, address and age, plus the following statement, signed and dated by yourself:

Please enroll me as a Registered Member of The Church of Satan. I recognize that failure to practice the principles of the Church of Satan and/or engaging in illegal activity may result in termination of this membership. I am legally of adult age in my nation of residence. I have enclosed a copy of a national or state issued photo ID as proof of my identity and age.

I have paid $208.00 in US funds via PayPal.

Send this to:
Church of Satan
New York Contact
P.O. Box 666
Poughkeepsie, NY 12602-0666

… or download a PDF file containing the Registration Statement.


Please note: all memberships are processed ONLY through our New York office. We are an international organization and that is our central administrative point. There are NO “local branches or contacts” through which one becomes a member.

Because of the very high volume of mail received at the Central Administrative Office, as well as the small staff (which has other projects besides processing memberships), it may take some time for the Registered Membership to be processed, and we give 16 weeks as the maximum time (Active Applications may take about a year or longer to be evaluated and for a response to be sent). If you haven’t heard back in more than 16 weeks regarding registration, email us (membership@churchofsatan.com) with the details (your full name, postal mail address [and tell us if there have been any changes], and when you applied), and we’ll look into the situation. We do not track each piece of mail as it arrives, so if you want to be certain that we have received your materials, we suggest you send them with some form of return receipt card, which the post office will return to you, thus confirming to you that we have your mailing. We will not confirm by e-mail receipt of your materials.

NOTE: If you do not include all of the paperwork required, including the copy of your ID, then your membership will not be processed. Once all materials arrive, then the count begins for the 16 week period.

About the Membership Fee

We must emphasize that you don’t have to join our organization to consider yourself a Satanist, you only need to recognize yourself in The Satanic Bible and live according to the tenets outlined therein. We don’t proselytize, or otherwise campaign for people to join—that is your prerogative. We have supplied this information which explains how you can affiliate if you so choose.

Most Christian churches will charge you a tithe that counts for 10% of your yearly income—membership in them is not free, as so many assume. If you are an individual of limited financial resources who wishes to become a member, we suggest that you put the money aside piecemeal, and join when you have saved it up—we’ll still be here. We don’t expect people to put aside important things in their life in favor of joining our organization—Satanists abhor the idea of sacrifice.

For those who think we ask too much, we suggest that you look to your other possessions and expenses as a comparison. Most people spend far more than this amount on general entertainment. We’ve discovered that most individuals can muster these funds if membership is something they truly desire. Bear in mind that our church has real people doing work, such as corresponding with individuals, and otherwise helping to run an international organization (postage, paper, computers, email accounts, and so on are not free). Our administrative staff’s time is precious—isn’t yours? Also, we are emphatically not altruists. We’re Satanists, so we expect to be compensated for our time and efforts.

So, our reasoning is quite simple, and we think it is a bargain. If you disagree, then you don’t have to affiliate with us.