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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 Tuesday August 19, 2014

The "Nocebo Effect" and the "Invisible War"

Trends - Self Doubt - Peer Pressure…our media promotes and cultivates these at every turn. Our founder, Anton Szandor LaVey, coined a term—the “Invisible War”—denoting the stresses contemporary society and “big business” have wrought on our populace meant to keep people behaving as docile consumers. A study has shown that at least 30% of the nation’s populace now wants to buy and eat gluten-free products. When a group of self-professed “gluten-sensitive” people were tested on various diets (the nutritional content of which were not revealed until afterwards), they fully expected to feel worse at the end of the study. And they did, for all of the diets—including those that were fully gluten free. This has been called a “nocebo” effect.

While only an estimated 1% of Americans suffer from celiac disease (an autoimmune disorder triggered by gluten), many who likely are not in any way sensitive to gluten have decided to remove it from their diets. Sales of gluten-free products are estimated to hit $15 billion by 2016. There may be other sensible reasons for abstaining from consuming gluten, but one has to wonder how many are just following a trend that is evidently quite lucrative for those offering gluten-free products.

It would appear that the “Invisible War” continues and the herd, as always, consumes as directed by those who understand the gullibility of the human animal.

—Witch Morivond

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Posted on Tuesday August 19, 2014

SATANIC STORY TIME EPISODE 14: PHANTOMS—PART 3

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Satanic Story Time’s 14th episode, “Phantoms” Part 3, is now available for download via iTunes Podcasts and at www.satanicstorytime.com
. Mathew Stover is back on Satanic Story Time.

In our interview, we talked about his latest short term goals, the Jacoby Ash series, specifically “Therianthrope” and “Reverent” which can be presently purchased in Michael K. Silva’s magazine, The Nightmare Engine, volumes 6 and 7. We talked about the changing plot that the reader experiences in the “Phantoms” series and the weird twist that results at the climax. We spoke about a future spotlight in Hydra Morningstar’s magazine, Infernal Ink and an upcoming appearance in Old Nick Magazine.

I spoke with Mathew in regard to his seven short stories that will “make you shit your pants.” These seven short stories are entitled “Pig’s Bride”, “Badass”, “Exchanges”, “Elders”, “Lilith”, “Something in the Woods”, and “Dark Chocolate”. Mathew told me that these stories will first appear in his upcoming Kindle edition e-pub bundle pack which will be available soon. Stay updated on M.R. Stover’s latest writings on Twitter @Twomrstover.

Last but not least, we talked about giving “The Devil his Due” when it comes to authorized versions of satanic books, specifically The Satanic Bible. Digital editions of The Satanic Bible are not authorized. To obtain an official version of The Satanic Bible or other Satanic sources, please start your search at this page of the Church of Satan’s official website.

Now available in iTunes Podcasts and on www.satanicstorytime.com

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Posted on Tuesday August 19, 2014

MARKUS MAYER: TEUFELSWERK

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Posted on Tuesday August 19, 2014

EDITION ESOTERICK: NEW TITLES

New releases from German publisher

EDITION ESOTERICK PUBLISHING

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German publisher EDITION ESOTERICK PUBLISHING has released several new titles.

Lars Peter Kronlob’s Tarot book “Die esoterische Deutung des TAROT” describes a true esoteric system of reading the Tarot cards in order to reveal hidden aspects of one’s personality or unconscious patterns, instead of interpreting the cards as external things, events or people.

In “Apollon und Dionysos” Frank Lerch describes and examines the complementary powers and primal forces, which Nietzsche called the Apollonian and the Dionysian.

“SCHWARZ & MAGISCH. Die ESSAYS” contains 18 outstanding essays from the five issues of German magazine SCHWARZ & MAGISCH, among them a German translation of Stephen Flowers “The Command to Look” refering to the eponymous book by William Mortensen.

Click on the cover images to order a copy through amazon.de

For more information visit the publisher’s website www.esoterick.de

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Posted on Tuesday August 19, 2014

PSYCHO CHARGER: SPAWN OF THE PSYCHO



The very limited special-edition vinyl of Spawn of the Psycho is now available for preview and pre-order! There are three vinyl options: Blood Splatter/Clear Vinyl, Blood Red Vinyl, and “Random” colored vinyl (no two are alike). You may watch a preview video of the songs and read the official press release on this page

This includes the track “Boldly Stand” with Magus Gilmore speaking a text from Ragnar Redbeard’s MIGHT IS RIGHT.

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Posted on Tuesday August 19, 2014

Making Love With Living Dolls

As Anton LaVey predicted decades ago, many humans (especially our more lustful Satanic brethren) will be taking artificial companions as lovers.

Well, according to think tank Pew Research Center’s newly released study, “AI, Robotics And The Future Of Jobs,” making love to our “Living Dolls” will happen by 2025.

With the advent of teledonics and haptic technology already here, it’s no surprise that one expert said these new tech sexbots will know our every need. The field has even gotten it’s own moniker—“lovotics.” We like to call it satisfaction of good ol’ fashioned horniness…without the drama.

—Hef With Horns

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Posted on Tuesday August 19, 2014

Modern-Day Mollycoddling, Godless Christians Thought Police, & Occult Knowledge

In the essay “Pervasive Pantywaistism” (The Satanic Scriptures), High Priest Peter H. Gilmore illustrates the Satanic spirit of intellectual rigor and self-assurance in the face of a sick culture that cares more about hurt feelings and keeping the sheep placid. The Satanist is aware that PC bellyaching can come from the godless just as likely as the ecclesiastic. We have an incoming generation drowning in its limp-wristed solipsism whose mantra is “This offends me, therefore it must offend everyone.” 

Satanists cherish the works that inspire us, otherwise, we hit the “close” button and move on. Filtering out material that is useless is now a major task in this age wherein everyone has an opinion and most of those are uninformed and worthless. If a particular string of evidence pulls on the “bleeding hearts,” make note as there may be more there that is currently hidden. Keep an eye out for scientific research that’s deemed “morally uncomfortable” or “of little social value” as therein may lie true “occult” knowledge.

—Reverend Raul Antony

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Posted on Tuesday August 19, 2014

Bestselling Author Receives Death Threats, Cancels Public Appearances

While talking heads are raising eyebrows and outrage at religious fanaticism abroad, let’s not forget the real danger of delusional religiosity in the homeland.

—Reverend Raul Antony & Magistra Peggy Nadramia

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Posted on Friday August 15, 2014

"The Great Satan" Rescues "Devil Worshippers"

The United States' militia has assisted Yazidi refugees—a sect long reviled for misperceived “devil worship” by Muslims and Christians—to escape from Mount Sinjar where they fled persecution by the extremist Islamic State militants. Some still remain near their shrine at the summit.

Magus Anton Szandor LaVey paid the Yazidis tribute with a meditative ritual based on their sacred texts published in his THE SATANIC RITUALS (1972) celebrating their peacock angel, Melek Taus.

Religious persecution of those deemed to be devotees of The Devil by theists is quite active in the 21st century—some things never seem to change.

—Magus Peter H. Gilmore

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Posted on Thursday August 14, 2014

The Church of Satan and the Paradox of Individualist Religion

Greg Stevens interviews Magus Gilmore on the relationship between Satanism, individualism and political activism.

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Posted on Thursday August 14, 2014

The Secret Conversation

Men say, “uh,” and women prefer, “um,” according to a recent study of conversational filler words.

It seems that, in many cases, “uh” is used by men to prevent others from speaking, while “um” shows that a woman might be listening or thinking.

This is in keeping with the gender contrasts explored most unabashedly in Anton LaVey’s The Satanic Witch.

So if an outwardly macho man says “um,” that could be your secret clue that he’s hiding a more sensitive side.

That’s what we call, uh, Lesser Magic.

—Warlock M. Mandrake

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Posted on Tuesday August 12, 2014

Trolling Terrorists!

The advent of social media, and its penchant for bringing out the worst in everyone, can only lead to the inevitable “trolling” of terrorist organizations like ISIS. Terrorists posting their musings on Twitter only reveal them to be the same attention-seeking narcissists as is most everyone else on the planet.

"Aamir, I don’t understand. I posted photos of dead soldiers with a warning that infidels will perish under the might of Allah, and @creepyface6969 sent me a blasphemous drawing of Muhammad in a sun dress and told me to ‘get EBOLA & die, camel fucker!’ Why are they not scared of us?"

Welcome to The Internet!

—Magister David Harris

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Posted on Tuesday August 12, 2014

50 SHADES OF FORBIDDEN

It’s no surprise that the recent debut of the trailer for the film adaptation of the “50 Shades of Grey” novel has generated predictable buzz, what with millions of online views, spotlighting the great unwashed masses’ never-ending lust for the deliciously dark, albeit forbidden pleasures of the flesh—this time BDSM style.

Despite the ad nauseum of the mainstream phenom, the sordid interest does underline what Satanists instinctively know and celebrate on a daily basis. We are carnal creatures that embrace the pleasures of the flesh. And more importantly, accept even that which is often considered taboo and outside of the norm. Satanism wholeheartedly enjoys what is considered prurient by the workaday world which Anton LaVey so aptly described as “The Law of the Forbidden” where that which is not meant to be seen, or acted upon, is far more exciting than what is thrown in your face.

The very fact that people can indulge in a sexual fantasy where a young woman is made to perform various BDSM acts at the whim of a powerful man—and loves it—is why “50 Shades” is resonating with everyday folk. This type of sex, albeit in print or on the screen, intellectually titillates them, but is physically “safe.” 

We Satanists on the other hand don’t turn our backs on the taboo, and if so inclined consciously seek not what is simply “safe,” but what satisfies! As the throngs attend the film that will undoubtedly be a huge success, our kind may see the movie out of curiosity. The subject matter may spark our fantasies and add to some bedroom pleasure, but it’s nothing new.

Satanic men, who are well aware of the power they can wield, will view “50 Shades” as just another way to further their lustful cravings, or satisfy their women’s desires. And Satanic women with a penchant for a bit of pain will undoubtedly say “So what? We’ve enjoyed this all our lives!”

—Hef With Horns

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Posted on Tuesday August 12, 2014

Robin Williams: Comedy and Counterpoint

The inimitable Robin Williams, whose work ranged from frenzied stand-up comedy to acting roles brimming with pathos, has died at the age of 63, an apparent suicide. Satanists frown upon any self-destructive act, but many of us will surely regret the death of this outstanding creator.
Williams will be missed, but lives on through his incandescent nonsense and profound characterizations.

"One cannot have a true sense of humor without an equal sense of the profound. The familiar cliche of the clown whose heart is breaking holds great validity."

—Anton Szandor LaVey, “‘T’ain’t Funny, McGee,” from Satan Speaks!
—Warlock M. Mandrake

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Thoughts from Blanche Barton, Anton LaVey’s Biographer:

What a tragic loss for all of us. He brought so much laughter and astute, cutting observations into our lives. For a time he lived near the Black House, and frequented coffee shops and restaurants in the area. Dr. LaVey met him at a local restaurant once and he related that he seemed to be a very forthright, articulate fellow. The man’s mind spun so swiftly with comic associations, with different personalities bubbling forth at breakneck speed. He played so many roles, it’s hard to reflect on a favorite, but Death To Smoochy comes to mind immediately because of the treat of seeing him as a villainous children’s entertainment personality determined to undermine his replacement.

We will all wish we’d known the deep pain he was in and been able to do something to help. But, unfortunately, we can only grieve. The world is a much sadder place because of his passing.

—Magistra Blanche Barton

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Posted on Monday August 11, 2014

DANSE dESADE at THE ROCK SHOP AUGUST 12th

The punk rock n’ roll cabaret of DANSE dESADE comes to Brooklyn with the newly formed SLUT JUNKIES and the BAGHDADDIOS! Live at the ROCK SHOP, located at 249 Fourth Ave. Brooklyn N.Y. 11215

Expect goat heads, girls and monsters dancing to songs celebrating the carnal life and the glories of SATAN!

Doors open 7:00, 21+

First band on at 8pm.

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Posted on Monday August 11, 2014

From Pet to Plate: The Eating of Horses, Monkeys, Dogs and now Guinea Pigs, etc.

I love animals. They are cute, cuddly and often delicious. I’ve always been amused at how some people cannot quite emotionally handle the obvious natural truth regarding the place of Homo Sapiens on the food chain of our planet. Horse lovers in America are adamant against horses being used for food, yet in France they have “cheval” on the menu. Monkey is a delicacy in the Far East. Dogs are a tasty meal in Vietnam and parts of China. Westerners are mostly repulsed. Silly, really.

Recently, National Public Radio had a story about the growing availability of guinea pig on the menus of restaurants in the US. That rattled even me a bit. Yes, it is in our nature to love them, cuddle them and eat them. ‘Tis the way of things. Deal!

—Reverend R. Merciless

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Posted on Monday August 11, 2014

CHURCH OF SATAN: Third Side Intelligence

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In his essay “The Third Side: The Uncomfortable Alternative” (Satan Speaks, Feral House, 1998), Magus Anton Szandor LaVey shatters the commonly-held notion that there are “two sides to every issue,” and defines the Satanic perspective as the Third Side. It is from this pespective that our articulate members will present to you their individual commentary on current events, media, politics, and culture.

Here on our churchofsatan.com official website you will find the most recent posts from our Third Side Intelligence feed which is streamed at news.churchofsatan.com/tagged/third-side-intelligence. Come view erudition and opinion from the minds of those with a truly Satanic point of view. Welcome to Third Side Intelligence

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Posted on Sunday August 10, 2014

One Nation Under Secularism

Many Satanists consider the United States to be the world’s first Satanic republic. Non-Satanists may be surprised to learn that this means the Church of Satan advocates secular government.

This country clearly needs a reminder that true religious liberty demands rational secularism to properly accommodate divergent beliefs.

Individual Satanists profess a wide range of mutually exclusive political views, but ultimately agree upon certain core principles: freedom of choice, personal responsibility, and meritocracy.

In an interview on the Leonard Lopate Show, author Matthew Stewart discusses the boldly secular foundation of the United States, which is our ultimate defense against the lurking threat of religious fanaticism.

—Warlock M. Mandrake

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Posted on Sunday August 10, 2014

Influences, Perspectives, & True Detective

The most believable fictional characters do not exist in a vacuum and neither do their creators. While the masses need every quote and reference spoon fed to them, the Satanist will find great satisfaction in independent research and discovery. Do directors or screenwriters need to disclose all their influences upfront, regardless if they give credit independently? That’s both impractical and unnecessarily breaks the audience’s engagement with their work. Also question demands from hypersensitive critics who believe all perspectives need to be represented equally at all times, regardless of the creative intent of the creator. 

—Reverend Raul Antony

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Posted on Sunday August 10, 2014

It Ain't Murder if it Took 33 Years

In a bizarre turn of events (contorting both the law and the dictionary to their very limits), the DC Medical Examiner has ruled James Brady’s death A HOMICIDE. The reasoning being that the injuries he received 33 years ago led to his death.

Um, excuse me, but if it took 33 years that’s not what killed you, James. Sure, the injuries compromised him, even changed him irrevocably. But “killed” him? I don’t think so. I didn’t see the autopsy or the report, but I find the whole idea impossible. Every one of us has a 100% mortality rate, meaning this concept of long-term blame is just idiotic.

Further, a ruling like this sets a dangerous precedent and opens us all up to a whole new and scary world of unlimited liability—because we all know this is about money and who gets to sue whom over what. This is a Very Slippery Slope.

BAD CALL, M.E.

—Magistra Ruth Waytz

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