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Magus Anton Szandor LaVey with snake in front of book shelves.
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Church of Satan News Feed

Important announcements and links concerning the Church of Satan and its membership worldwide. You will find the 20 most recent posts from our official news feed, found at news.churchofsatan.com, below. We are displaying them here for your ease of reviewing the most updated news from the Church of Satan hierarchy and members worldwide, without leaving the churchofsatan.com website.

Posted on Sunday November 23, 2014

THE QUINTESSENTIALS PLAY NOV. 29!



It’s the Saturday right after Thanksgiving. You’ve eaten enough turkey. Come down and get punk with us!

The Quintessentials

STATION BAR AND LOUNGE, HONOLULU

8pm / 21+ / No Cover

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Posted on Saturday November 22, 2014

DANSE DE SADE IN PHILLY TONIGHT!

DANSE de SADE RETURNS TO FILTHY PHILLY to support GASH, Ballroom Zombies and Thorazine on Saturday, Nov. 22nd at North Star Bar!

This is gonna one HELL of a night, full of Satanic Rock & Sleaze Punk to damn your Souls from NYC to Philadelphia! 

* GASH (w/frontwoman Tibbie X of Reagan Youth) - Hometown S&M Sleaze Punk ~ They run in the Gutter, They Hide in the Light!
* Ballroom Zombies (w/members from Sebastian Bach, Primadonnaz) - With a flare for decadence and high energy rock and roll!
* Danse dE Sade - Where Burlesque meets Grand Guignol and Baroque meets Rock n’ Roll! 
* Thorazine - Filthy Punk Rock from Philthy Philly!

21+, Doors at 9pm, Get your tickets here - Only $10!

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Posted on Friday November 21, 2014

Tickets on sale now for Darren Deicide in Washington DC

On Wednesday, November 26th, Alchemical Records presents their monthly showcase at Tree House Lounge.

Every Wednesday, at the Treehouse Lounge in Washington DC, Alchemical Records collects the most talented and unique performers and places them in an intimate setting for the pleasure and amusement of the public. Featuring musicians, comedians, dancers, sword swallowers, poets, painters, and any other rare gem we can reveal in only one night and for only ten bucks! 

Advance tickets are available now at:
http://www.alchemicalrecords.com/event/alchemical-records-presents-21/.

The doors open at 7:30pm and the show will begin by 8pm.

Tree House Lounge is located at 1006 Florida Ave. NE in Washington DC.

Darren Deicide

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Posted on Tuesday November 18, 2014

WARLOCK BLOODFIRE'S BIRTHDAY SHOW!



The Quintessentials birthday celebration performance for Warlock Bloodfire!

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Posted on Sunday November 16, 2014

THE INVISIBLE WAR: AGAIN, AGAIN AND AGAIN (SINGLE)

A brand-new single by The Invisible War has just been released and is available for digital download now. Again, Again And Again is the follow-up of the full-length album Black Dragon Division. As a strongly experimental and retro-synthetic composition with sinister and hypnotic qualities it’s the perfect soundscape for the dark season.

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Posted on Saturday November 15, 2014

LAVEY SIGIL WALL PLAQUE!

Anton LaVey Sigil Wall Plaque!
7” x 7” cast in Plaster, primed, colored, and finished in your choice of 
color/finish.
Only 29.99! and ONLY at iSatanist.com!
Learn the significance of this symbol here.

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Posted on Saturday November 15, 2014

Pentagonal Revisionism in Action

Could Point 2 of Pentagonal Revisionism soon take place in a small Alaskan town?  If taxing churches does take flight, might more municipalities follow suit?  How much longer until the Federal Government finally gets a clue that this would be a good way of reducing the National Debt? 

—Priestess Kim Rice

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Posted on Wednesday November 12, 2014

THE QUINTESSENTIALS: GROUND ZERO ON 11.15.14

Join us for the launch of a new concept night in Honolulu: GROUND ZERO, a night that combines rock, goth, metal, punk, and industrial music DJs with a live band for a night of hard-hitting beats and lots of fun. 

Listen for music by artists like Rob Zombie, Ministry, Smashing Pumpkins, Lacuna Coil, Alice In Chains, Skinny Puppy, Mayhem, Bad Religion, Bauhaus, Dead Kennedy’s, The Smiths, Sisters Of Mercy, Tool, Type-O and more. 

With DJs: 

Nightfox 
Angst

And special guest band this month: 
The Quintessentials!

Cover: $8 
21 and over are welcome. 
Doors open at 9pm

Military “Battle Buddy” Discount: Pay one cover, get one free with Active Service or Retired ID. Must enter at the same time.

D2 Discount: Fourth person in groups of four gets in free. Must enter at the same time.

Mahalo to our sponsors, SmilingDevil Tattoo and Piercing and Rock Star Tattoo, Piercing and Laser Tattoo Removal

Flyer photo by Nightfox Photo , graphical layout by Obsidian CMYK.

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Posted on Wednesday November 12, 2014

CLASSICAL NUDES AND THE MAKING OF QUEER HISTORY

The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art presents a ground-breaking exhibition, curated by Jonathan David Katz, with sculptures and images from antiquity to the present presenting same-sex desire in ways often meant to be “hidden in plain sight” for those who could perceive what had once been celebrated, but over time had become forbidden—even unto pain of death.



The nude human form has always served as a means for embodying philosophical ideals suffused with eroticism, and there is much the perceptive viewer will learn from this wide-ranging collection about magical misdirection throughout art history.

Under the visionary guidance of Hunter O’Hanian, this Soho space has proved its mettle as a progressive museum offering challenging exhibitions. By exploring passionate works with outsider viewpoints, the Leslie-Lohman Museum serves to educate a broad audience concerning creators who have often been relegated to the fringes, at times speaking via visual “code” to their peers.


This exhibition runs through January 4, 2015, and is well-worth your time. 

Classical Nudes and the Making of Queer History
The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
26 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10013

—Magus Peter H. Gilmore



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Posted on Wednesday November 12, 2014

STEPHEN ROMANO GALLERY

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In the DUMBO arts area of Brooklyn at 111 Front Street you will find The Stephen Romano Gallery spaces. Romano is passionate about art that comes from a dark perspective, pieces often originating from magical thinking with elements that embody diabolical, grotesque and horrific modes of expression. Currently he has three artists in his main space. First are the exquisite, one-of-a-kind prints by William Mortensen. His pieces are small in size and meticulously wrought with imagery that sweeps from the romantic to the ghastly. Viewing them in person one can contemplate the subtle, painterly aspects of these remarkable prints. Romano includes copies of the books that Mortensen published during his life, a rare mask that he created, and one of his cameras, all for close viewing. This is a must see for anyone with a penchant for infernal masterworks especially as these images that arose from Mortensen’s pictorial philosophy deeply influenced Anton Szandor LaVey.

In the two attached subsidiary spaces you’ll find  Rick Garrett’s “Earth Magic” series, prints embodying pagan femininity nestled amongst demonic sigils painted directly on the walls which delicately invoke dreaded forces. Finally there are a few well-selected prints by Lu Zhang that also have great subtlety and sensuality whether they are self-portraits or landscapes.

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In a separate space you’ll be delighted to experience a veritable ritual chamber of a group show entitled “In Missa Interfectionis: The Dance of Death, Hexes, Voodoo, Curses and Witchcraft.” This sabbath of fascinating objects includes images, sculptures and even historical books exploring many personal interpretations of how Hellish forces might be perceived to impinge on the consciousness of mankind.

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These extraordinary pieces will be up until the end of November, so if you can make the journey to Brooklyn, you will be rewarded with a truly memorable visual feast. Romano also publishes handsome catalogs, so take the time to pick up books documenting these and earlier exhibitions. 

I suspect that those who read our announcements will find that following the exhibitions that Romano curates with such fine-tuned fervor may find many more to come which will prove to be alluring, challenging, and fulfilling for those with a taste for the shadowed vistas of inner darkness.

Additionally, Mortensen aficionados can treat themselves to two volumes recently released by Feral House:

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—Magus Peter H. Gilmore

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Posted on Wednesday November 12, 2014

The Jimmy Psycho Experiment "Alien Cantina Band" Nov. 14

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The Jimmy Psycho Experiment “Alien Cantina Band” show returns to the Star Girls Burlesque Show this Friday at Dragonfly in Hollywood!
Info and Tickets:

http://www.flavorus.com/event/STAR-GIRLS-November-14-2014/266526

Advance tickets recommended as this show consistently sells out!

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Posted on Monday November 10, 2014

M.R. STOVER: PHANTOMS (KINDLE EDITION)

Young Johnny is being haunted by the malignant spirit of a dead boy that he discovered one day while playing. Now the Phantom won’t leave him alone, and it makes him…see things he doesn’t want to see….and does…things he doesn’t want done…

As heard on Satanic Story Time, now available on Amazon.

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Posted on Sunday November 09, 2014

Death Becomes HerA Century of Mourning Attire October 21,...



Death Becomes Her
A Century of Mourning Attire

October 21, 2014–February 1, 2015

Metropolitan Museum of Art 
The Costume Institute

This Costume Institute exhibition explores the aesthetic development and cultural implications of mourning fashions of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Approximately thirty ensembles, many of which are being exhibited for the first time, reveal the impact of high-fashion standards on the sartorial dictates of bereavement rituals as they evolved over a century.

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Posted on Sunday November 09, 2014

BRIMSTONE SYMBOL WALL PLAQUE



New Product - Alchemical Symbol for Brimstone Wall Plaques are now available for sale!  Your choice of color and finish!

On sale for only $39.99!
Check it out at: http://www.isatanist.com/product/alchemical-symbol-brimstone-wall-plaque/

 

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Posted on Friday November 07, 2014

MAGUS GILMORE ON SATANIC CINEMA



Cheryl Eddy interviewed Magus Gilmore about what films the Church of Satan considers to be Satanic, and you might be surprised at some that made the list! Click on the image above or this link to read the entertaining and informative piece published on io9.

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Posted on Friday November 07, 2014

SATANISM VS. DEVIL WORSHIP IN THE WASHINGTON POST


If you click on the above image you may read a fine article by Abby Ohlheiser published today by The Washington Post regarding a statement Magus Gilmore made yesterday on our news feed.

In his response to Ms. Ohlheiser’s questions, Magus Gilmore pointed out that he holds the media accountable for misrepresenting devil worshippers as Satanists, which leads to their audience being misinformed, and that journalists should take care to make such issues clear to their readers because of the consequences that can result from such misunderstandings. We thank Ms. Ohlheiser for presenting our position on this and other issues, but we think it important to allow our readers to note that important point not covered in her piece. We are delighted that Ms. Ohlheiser has done research and congratulate her on being part of a solution to the problem of media obfuscation. Perhaps responsible journalism isn’t dead?

His full response is reproduced here:

When the media reports on the acts of criminals who worship some demonic figure and mislabels them as Satanists, then the audiences they reach are likely to accept such a misnomer rather than seeking out accurate information from sources like our web page (www.churchofsatan.com). This can have a cumulative effect, spreading misunderstanding amongst the general populace and law enforcement officials who have not been trained to note differences in belief systems which might inspire criminal actions. I have been a consultant for law enforcement on local, state and federal levels for years, interpreting data to determine if some form of belief they generally term as “occultism” is present and how it might figure as a motivation for the crimes. However, many police departments have not trained their officers to evaluate such instances and unless they contact experts, they could misinterpret the data and be less likely to succeed in prosecuting the perpetrators.
Our hate mail remains steady, mostly from Christians who feel they must force their beliefs on others and who condemn us to damnation if we do not accept their fantasies, proving that the tenets of their religion speaking of forgiveness and tolerance are ignored in favor of other passages which call for the destruction of those who do not share their beliefs. Ultimately, when the media promotes devil worshipping criminals as Satanists, then the many productive people who are our members—or those who have aligned themselves with our philosophy without joining—must work harder to rectify such misrepresentation and the consequent prejudice and bigotry they face when they “out” themselves as Satanists to their family, friends, and co-workers. Many decide not to be open about their affiliation, except to a few people who might be open to taking the time to learn the truth about Satanism’s life enhancing, atheist philosophy.
—Magus Peter H. Gilmore

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Posted on Thursday November 06, 2014

WHY SATANISM MUST NOT BE CONFUSED WITH DEVIL WORSHIP

Satanism is an atheist philosophy which does not condone sacrifices nor does it support murder. Our stance on criminal acts is that the punishment should fit in kind and degree the crimes committed.

The admitted devil worshipper pictured below left is a theist, not a Satanist. Regardless of what fictional entity is being worshipped, many now grasp that extremist theism worldwide promotes acts of savage injustice. Today murders, beheadings, sexual slavery and torture are stock-in-trade for many people of “faith” and such deeds are often inflicted on those who do not share the beliefs of the perpetrators. Sadly, we can observe this in news feeds on almost a daily basis. Here is yet more evidence.

The Church of Satan stands firm in opposition to criminal acts, whether or not they are perpetrated in the name of any deity. Global law enforcement officers have been learning that Satanism does not entail demonolatry and sacrificial acts, and that we support a social contract consisting of reasonable laws. Our spokespersons and members continue to promote understanding of the reality of our beliefs and refuse to be categorized along with those who worship devils, demons or any other such fictional entities.

—Magus Peter H. Gilmore



The Clemmons, North Carolina home of purported devil worshipper and accused murderer.

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Posted on Tuesday November 04, 2014

OFFICIAL SIGIL OF BAPHOMET MEDALLIONS

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Official Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet Cloisonné Medallions have arrived! They are unlike any other, as they have a trapezoidal top and are licensed and endorsed by the Church of Satan. Visit www.iSatanist.com while supplies last!

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Posted on Monday November 03, 2014

WITH MARILYN MANSFIELD ON "THE DOCTORS"

Witch Marilyn Mansfield will be on, "The Doctors" 11/4/14 where she will discuss her doll artistry, collection and the therapeutic qualities the “reborn dolls” have for some. For show time/channel in your area visit: http://www.thedoctorstv.com/

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Posted on Monday November 03, 2014

HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY GOJIRA!

On November 3, 1954, Toho released this dark anti-nuclear parable that would become the foundation of a lasting series of films ranging from the serious to the silly. Thanks to Gareth Edwards, Gojira has been resurrected once again to serve as a metaphorical warning concerning mankind’s hubris and rash disrespect for our planet’s ecosystem that could lead to the destruction of our species as well as many others.

I celebrate the continuing legacy of the King of the Monsters, a potent archetype that lumbers through the consciousness of many, a cross-cultural behemoth who should goad us towards more responsible behavior, lest extinction loom as Earth shrugs us off to welcome our successors.

Hail Gojira!

—Magus Peter H. Gilmore

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