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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 Thursday September 03, 2015

The Devils Reign Exhibition - Now Taking Book Pre-ordersThe...



The Devils Reign Exhibition - Now Taking Book Pre-orders

The Devils Reign is a two month art exhibit and book release hosted by HOWL Gallery/Tattoo in fort Myers, FL.  The show, curated by Magus Peter H Gilmore, features over 60 of the world’s best tattoo artists, illustrators, and sculptors, including the Hellish Hierarchy of The Church of Satan. Artwork in the exhibit depicts devils from cultures around the world listed in The Satanic Bible’s Infernal Names, along with depictions inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulu mythos. Artist’s work in the show range from watercolor illustrations and drawings, to pen and ink, sculpture and photography.

“For the first time, the legendary denizens of Hell as denoted in LaVey’s The Satanic Bible are evoked in brilliant, blasphemous detail for you to savor.”
—Peter H Gilmore, High Priest, The Church of Satan

BOOK DETAILS
- 3 page Introduction by exhibit curator Peter H Gilmore, High Priest of the Church of Satan.
- Book Measures 9"x12"
- Cloth bound hard cover with 2 color metallic imprint.
- 80+ color pages featuring artwork in the exhibit and additional work not included in the show.
- Over 60 tattooers, illustrators and sculptors.
- Foreword by gallery co-owner and tattooer Andy Howl.
- Published by HOWL Books in association with The Church of Satan.
- Pre Order Bonus - Book Signed by Peter H Gilmore
- Pre-Order Bonus - 12x18 Exhibition poster suitable for framing

** Pre-orders will ship the week of December 7th**

Pre-orders link!

EXHIBITION AND BOOK RELEASE PARTY DEC 5TH AT HOWL GALLERY/TATTOO

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Posted on Thursday September 03, 2015

Heathen Harvest Updates: New Episode of The Forest Passage,...



Heathen Harvest Updates: New Episode of The Forest Passage, Video Premiers for Theologian and Malignant Records and more.

Reverend Raul Antony has released a new episode of The Forest Passage. This episode features dark ambient tracks from Of Earth & Sun, Ionosphere, Kammarheit, Tunnels Of Āh, and more.

Download or stream the episode here.

Managing Editor Raul Antony is also proud to announce the following:

EXCLUSIVE: Premiering the Video for Theologian’s “Surface of the Real”

Premiering the Teaser Video for Malignant Records / Kalpamantra’s “The Earthen Siphon”

Review: The Muskets – Allegiance to No Crown (New project featuring David E. Williams)

Review: MZ. 412 – Hekatomb

EXCLUSIVE: Premiering the Video for Mars’ “The Pyres”

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Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

AHRIMAN causes ANGST

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The New York Times reports on a sculpture exhibition in the town of Highland Falls, just outside of the United States Military Academy at West Point, which includes Joseph Jaskolka’s piece titled “Ahriman Crowned” amongst a more typical gathering of contemporary works chosen by a curatorial committee, all meant to symbolize leadership and wisdom. It stands across from the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, seemingly pointing towards it and thus unnerving some of the parishioners. 

From the article:

Mr. Jaskolka said the sculpture, named for the Zoroastrian spirit of destruction, was a personification of the negative forces of materialism in 21st-century society. “Our culture is dominated by these influences,” he said. “ ‘Ahriman Crowned’ symbolizes the loss of spirituality and individualism within the human soul.”

Mr. Jaskolka’s art is inspired by ancient mythology and includes very primal figures, including a potent Minotaur Bound. Made of roughly-hewn stone, Jaskolka’s work, which he began creating in 2009, might remind one of the stone Watchers from Aronofsky’s film NOAH (2014). 

While this piece is intended to critique aspects of modern culture that the Roman Catholic Church would also oppose, I find it amusing that their immediate reaction is that it is an homage to their Satan, a figure related to the myth of Ahriman. As we diabolists know, Anton LaVey included Ahriman amongst the roster of Infernal Names in The Satanic Bible, to be used in rituals of Greater Magic meant as cathartic psychodrama, rather than rites of Devil worship.

In Satanism, which is a carnal religion, we find that our reason, pragmatism and positive materialism lead us to have quite a strong sense of individualism. And we don’t believe in souls, nor think such a concept necessary to champion the value of one’s unique consciousness.

While the mythological Ahriman has a different significance to us than to the artist, I enjoy that Jaskolka’s statues, which have been voluntarily displayed in various public locations, have the power to cause controversy as they challenge their beholders to think, and that’s surely a proper purpose for successful works of art. The artist’s manager, Darren Nelson, has informed us that this piece can be purchased for $66k, in case any of our readers would like to give this bold embodiment of the “dark spirit” a permanent and fitting home.

—Magus Peter H. Gilmore

Pertinent Links:

New York Times article.

Joseph Jaskolka Sculptures

Ahriman Crowned

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Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

NATHAN GRAY on UNTOLD STORIES

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Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

New on Terror Transmission - EP124: Attack of the Mushroom...



New on Terror Transmission - EP124: Attack of the Mushroom People

There’s a fungus among us! Well, more like… fungi? Believe me, the only fun guys you need to pay attention to are Matt and Jason as they don the evil sunglasses and hack up the Japanese language with their culinary commentary on the 1963 release of Attack of the Mushroom People. Let your handsome hosts shoot spores all over you in the form of film background, funny crimes, the Shipwheel Cult, Japanese Gilligan’s Island, Matt the Yacht Rock Captain, the loss of humanity, hallucinogenic experiences, Reverse Geisha, exciting slave trader careers, Jason’s anti-Gamera rant and other bulbous banter. Now, go on. Give it a lick. It’ll make you feel good.

Check out the episode post at the official site, or subscribe through iTunes.

Terror Transmission is a free, monthly movie commentary podcast dedicated to classic horror from the silent era up until the late 1980s. The audio program is hosted by Jason Andreasson and Matt G. Paradise, both of whom proudly assert their enthusiasm for the show and their disdain for many others in the genre by their tagline, “The greatest horror commentary podcast… EVER!” Episodes are generally available on the 1st of every month.

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Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

BUZZ KILL is a new show on Radio Free Satan, hosted by M.D....



BUZZ KILL is a new show on Radio Free Satan, hosted by M.D. Roche. Tune in every month to hear some of the best Alternative Rock from the 80’s, 90’s and beyond!

Episode #1 features: Curve, Mudhoney, Hüsker Dü, The Smashing Pumpkins, Donita Sparks & The Stellar Moments, Hum, Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, Fawn, A Place To Bury Strangers, Melvins, Babes In Toyland, Concrete Blonde, Daniel Ash, and The Jesus And Mary Chain.

Only on Radio Free Satan!

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Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

Raising Hell Episode IX - Parenting From A Satanic Perspective


“Raising Hell is a discussion and education oriented podcast which takes an honest approach to promoting the individualist nature that Satanists are born with, and emboldening our own youth to rise above herd-conformity through responsible parenting.”

Join Citizen Milton Cruver as he hosts the show every two weeks, and replaces the Devil you think you know, with the Devil you truly don’t!

R.H. Ep IX - September 2nd, 2015, Lucky Number 9
RAISING HELL -  Raw and Unscripted with Me, Myself and Satan

1. Grownup Grotto - Satanic Parenting Defined
2. Handbook for Hellions - Life Goals: Shitty People doing Shitty Things
3. Mama’s Media - Bubnoff and the Devil - Ivan Turgenev

Available on iTunes, Stitcher and Facebook!

Hail our Young Ones!

Hail Satan!

—Citizen Milton Cruver

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Posted on Tuesday September 01, 2015

N.Y. Satanic Sleaze Rockers: DANSE dESADE perform with L.A. Glam...



N.Y. Satanic Sleaze Rockers: DANSE dESADE perform with L.A. Glam Metal/Sleaze Rock icons FASTER PUSSYCAT in what will surely be an East Coast/West Coast Rock n’ Roll tour de Force!

LIVE Sunday, Sept. 20TH at the BLACK BEAR BAR located at 70 N 6th St, Brooklyn, New York 11249. This will be FASTER PUSSYCAT’S only East Coast performance—so don’t miss this show!

Tickets now available here

Click here for more info
 

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Posted on Tuesday September 01, 2015

9sense Presents: Satanists on Satanic CinemaCarnival of...



9sense Presents: Satanists on Satanic Cinema
Carnival of Souls

with featured guests Witch Zaftig & Magister David Harris

9sense Presents: Satanists on Satanic Cinema would like to present Carnival of Souls with featured guests Witch Zaftig of Unorthodoxy with Witch Zaftig and Magister David Harris of Satanism Today. This raw and engaging commentary about Carnival of Souls is truly a private Satanic conversation made public and will present Carnival of Souls in a way you have never seen it before. We encourage you to view the trailer, pick up the episode, sit down with a few Satanists and enjoy this timeless classic.

9sense Presents: Satanists on Satanic Cinema is a private Satanic conversation made public. Your host Reverend Campbell sits down with a Satanist or two and watches a so-called Satanic movie. Through the viewing of the film they will talk about the movie, related topics, riff on the scene and deliver Satanic wit and wisdom not found anywhere else.

Witch Zaftig is the host of Unorthodoxy with Witch Zaftig, a monthly segment on 9sense Podcast. This monthly segment answers questions on new religions, magic, witchcraft, Satanism, esotericism, religion and popular culture, ritual, and religion in general. Send your questions via facebook by private message, to zaftigworks@gmail.com, or info@9sensepodcast.com.

Magister David Harris is a comedian and director. His recent release Dan and starring role in Vagina Time are testament to his presence and talent. His radio shows Satanism Today and Hate Speech Radio were groundbreaking and resonate to this day. You can now find Satanism Today featured monthly on 9sense Podcast.

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Posted on Tuesday September 01, 2015

Les “Bloodfire” Hernandez of The Quintessentials has...



Les “Bloodfire” Hernandez of The Quintessentials has his very own Sigil
of Baphomet
now available only at iSatanist in Sterling Silver!  

Get yours now!

www.isatanist.com

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Posted on Monday August 31, 2015

In Memoriam Wes Craven (1939-2015)While it is often a goal of...



In Memoriam Wes Craven (1939-2015)

While it is often a goal of creators of horror films to achieve an iconic character meant to enter the pantheon of classic monsters who haunt our flickering screens, few attain this unholy grail. Wes Craven’s Freddy Krueger, who slashed his way through teenagers’ dreams in A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984) and its sequels, certainly has had staying power. The macabre surrealism employed in the successive NIGHTMARE films made for inventive ways to explore the simmering inner worlds of Freddy’s intended victims, even though the films themselves are of uneven quality. Craven also had a hit with his SCREAM series which mocked slasher film conventions by having characters who are aware of such films, thus guiding their behavior. THE HILLS HAVE EYES (1977) remains a vividly haunting tale of survival when a family stumbles into a co-existing feral world, thus shattering their comfortable view of reality. Craven’s first shocker, THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT (1972), is a grueling journey of torture and vengeance inspired by Bergman’s THE VIRGIN SPRING that still has the power to disturb.

Craven’s work explored many dark realms, with humor both genuine and mordant. DRACULA 2000 (2000) and VAMPIRE IN BROOKLYN (1995) refracted Stoker’s indelible characters. THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW (1988) dramatized contemporary research into the practices of Voodoo. DEADLY BLESSING (1981) brought us Ernest Borgnine as a rural, anti-technology cult leader. And his adaptation of Wein and Wrightson’s DC comic, SWAMP THING (1982), successfully captured that tortured hero.

Craven’s significant, savvy, and stylish body of work as a producer and director will surely delight horror aficionados for years to come, and his films will inspire future filmmakers to revisit his iconic creations as well as to attempt to stand alongside him as fellow creators of monstrous archetypes.

Hail to thee, Wes Craven! We’ll be seeing you in our darkest dreams.

—Magus Peter H. Gilmore

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Posted on Monday August 31, 2015

Now Available on 9sensePodcast.com and iTunes!30 August, L...



Now Available on 9sensePodcast.com and iTunes!

30 August, L A.S.
STAR WARS - 9sense Special 1 - Why we love STAR WARS and how STAR WARS is representative of Satanic themes and ideas.

YouTube / Stitcher / iTunes / RSS Feed / Direct MP3 / Website

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Posted on Sunday August 30, 2015

Rithika Merchant “Lycanthropy” 2015, 50 x 70 cms,...



Rithika Merchant “Lycanthropy” 2015, 50 x 70 cms, Gouache and Ink on Paper

STEPHEN ROMANO GALLERY
117 Grattan Street, Suite 112
(corner of Porter and Harrison)
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Stephen Romano Gallery is very pleased to announce it’s inaugural exhibitions in it’s new Bushwick location.

Opening Event: September 3, from 5 - 9 pm

A one person exhibition of a new series by
RITHIKA MERCHANT “LUNA TABULATORUM”
September 3 - October 15 2015

Of her works in the exhibition “LUNA TABULATORUM” Rithika Merchant says:

“For nearly all of the recorded history of mankind,  the moon, the brightest object in the night sky, and the only celestial body with features visible to the naked eye - has captured the imagination and interest of people everywhere. There are countless odes to the moon in music, literature, art and religion. The moon had been linked to madness, transformation, femininity and the occult.

… I see the moon as a meaningful universal object that links humanity by its importance, its presence and its significance. Being particularity interested in creating links between cultures the moon has been a very enlightening muse.”  

—RITHIKA MERCHANT, 2015

And a group show
“LEXICON INFERNALI”
September 3 - October 15 2015

Barry William Hale “Pomba Gira Sigill” 2015 vinyl wall installation.

The inaugural exhibition “Lexicon Infernali” makes a nod to the 17th century French book “The Infernal Dictionary”, of which an original rare copy of the coveted 6th edition will be on display, an illustrated catalogue of apparitions of the underworld. The exhibition functions in a similar manner, as an encyclopedic lexicon of artists whose works have a shamanic sensibility, whose art is highly personalized, along with vernacular photography, folk art, as well as works by several international contemporary artists who are producing some of the most challenging works today.

Images from “Dictionnaire Infernal” by  Jacques Auguste Simon Collin de Plancy, 1863

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Posted on Saturday August 29, 2015

From today through the entire month of September, anyone who...



From today through the entire month of September, anyone who buys a Gyps Fulvus T-Shirt of any size will also be sent a complimentary digital download of any Gyps Fulvus album of choice.

“Gyps Fulvus III: Reflections” T-Shirts, “Invocations” T-Shirts, and “Nocturnes For Nightmares” T-Shirts are available via my official website, powered by Toto Merch. Currently available in S, M, L, and XL (Those interested in XXL should currently contact me directly for a custom order, which may take a bit longer to receive).  All shirts are priced at $26 USD.

To order, visit http://www.gypsfulvus.net under the SHOP section and follow instructions to order.  After ordering, send an email to redeem your digital download to info@gypsfulvus.net.  Include your first name, and the album you’d like to receive.

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Posted on Friday August 28, 2015

Warlock Sonny Bellavance is now back on the air on Radio Free...



Warlock Sonny Bellavance is now back on the air on Radio Free Satan, with The Devil’s TrillPresenting classical music from a very extended repertory…from the medieval period to the modern ! This week includes Beethoven, Bach, Brahms, Hummel and Mussorgsky, amongst others.

You can listen to the new episode 22 right now!

Only on Radio Free Satan!

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Posted on Thursday August 27, 2015

This week we celebrate the 300th episode of The Metro with an...



This week we celebrate the 300th episode of The Metro with an extra long show featuring the best in 80’s and New Wave. We also have some ass-kicking vintage music from Clint Mephisto, comedy from Bob Odenkirk (Mr. Show, Breaking Bad) on The Devil’s Mischief, and an all-concerto episode on Vox Satanae. Enjoy and HS!

THE METRO #300

This week on The Metro, Citizen JNothing celebrates the 300th episode of The Metro by bringing you two full hours of the classics you expect. Featuring: Berlin, Kajagoogoo, Pretenders, Human League, The Fixx, Midnight Oil, Tubes, Josie Cotton, Murray Head, Greg Kihn Band, Buggles, Nena, Madness, Frank & Moon Zappa, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Blondie, A Flock Of Seagulls, David Bowie, Billy Idol, Missing Persons, Paul Hardcastle, The Police, Toni Basil, The Cure, Soft Cell, Adam And The Ants, Kim Wilde, INXS, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, and closing out with some Tears For Fears.

CLINT MEPHISTO’S ROAD SHOW EPISODE 143

Clint Mephisto’s Shit Kickin Road Show Episode 143, week of August 24th. Coming at ya from The Doublecross Ranch, your ol’ drinkin buddy Clint Mephisto brings you an action packed set of vintage and new classics from Henchmen, Nikki Lane, Rick Nelson, Jimmie Rodgers and more!

THE DEVIL’S MISCHIEF #544

In celebration of the return of “Mr. Show” this fall, Bill brings you some stand-up from both DAVID CROSS and BOB ODENKIRK.  Also STEVEN WRIGHT, the classic blue nightclub comedy of REDD FOXX, and much more!

VOX SATANAE - EPISODE #255

98 Minutes - Week of 24 August 2015

This is an all-concerto episode including concertos for the trumpet, cello, guitar, and piano by Franz Joseph Haydn, Édouard Lalo, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and Sir James MacMillan with performances by Ulf Håkan Hardenberger, The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner, János Starker, The London Symphony Orchestra, Stanisław Skrowaczewski, Pepe Romero, Peter Donohoe, The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and Andrew Litton.

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Posted on Tuesday August 25, 2015

Citizen David Ingram’s band DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN have a new...



Citizen David Ingram’s band DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN have a new limited edition split 7” (with MISEO) available, pressed in three different colours: Soiled White, Rancorous Red and Mucus Green.

DATDM Tracks:
1. The Faceless
2. Cyber Tomb

Purchasing information available here: https://www.facebook.com/brutalartrecords

Later this year, Ingram (ex-Bolt Thrower/Benediction) is set to release both the second DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN full-length album, titled “Exterminate! Annihilate! Destroy!” on Cyclone Empire Records, and additionally the debut full-length of a new project named ECHELON.

Information on the band can be found at the following places:
http://www.facebook.com/DownAmongTheDeadMen
http://www.darksentinel.dk/DATDM.html

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Posted on Monday August 24, 2015

Planned Parenthood Panic?

On Saturday, August 22, Christian groups protested in front of Planned Parenthood clinics across the United Sates whom they’ve accused of abetting the illegal sale of fetal tissue for profit. One group of activists milked this situation for media attention with a theatrical stunt opposing the protestors, resulting in them being deemed black-robed devil worshippers by journalists who did not grasp the intent of their symbolism. Anti-abortion activists previously infiltrated Planned Parenthood locations to film employees and clients and edited their comments together as a means for whipping-up a nationwide campaign to curtail funding for this organization which in their own words promotes “a commonsense approach to women’s health and well-being, based on respect for each individual’s right to make informed, independent decisions about health, sex, and family planning.” Additionally they point out that they are “America’s most trusted provider of reproductive health care. Our skilled health care professionals are dedicated to offering men, women, and teens high-quality, affordable medical care.” For those with a realistic view of human behavior, their mission is one that fulfills many needs.

Planned parenthood denies these accusations. It should be noted that mechanisms for supplying fetal tissue for medical research have long been in place, since it serves to assist researchers in working towards cures for eye diseases, muscular dystrophy and diabetes, amongst other maladies. The science is not yet in place for using adult stem cells in these studies, but that is being sought as it seems even more promising for establishing methods that could assist millions of people suffering from diseases. One must wonder whether folks who would deny fetal tissue for research would avail themselves of cures which arose from such studies for illnesses they themselves might have?

Opponents of abortion and birth control seem to support the “every sperm is sacred” thinking so aptly lampooned by Monty Python in their film The Meaning of Life. Because of their frenzied passion for preserving the existence of zygotes, we’ve witnessed anti-abortionists harassing women who sought help at Planned Parenthood health centers and, from their extremists, the murder of doctors who perform abortions and even the bombing of clinics offering women safe and sanitary abortions. These people who absurdly call themselves “pro-life” include fanatics who are willing to extinguish the lives of adult human beings with whom they disagree in favor of unborn potential lives. And they think that their God supports such actions. These days one might more accurately recognize this as a form of theism-generated terrorism.

It would be far more in line with their stated principles to raise funds for organizations meant to care for unwanted children and pay for their feeding, clothing, upbringing, and education until they can be adopted by families who would look after them until they can become autonomous, self-supporting members of society. Of course, the costs involved in such efforts would be astronomical. And we must bear in mind that when the Roman Catholic Bon Secours nuns in Tuam, Ireland ran a “Home” for unwed mothers and their children from 1925 to 1961, that those women were essentially forced into indentured servitude and many of their children died of neglect and malnutrition, as 800 children’s skeletons dumped in a cistern have proven. So with that track record, one cannot trust these so-called “lovers of life.” Their contemporaries take the easy (and cheaper) route, bullying women to bear children they are reluctant to raise who may eventually be put up for adoption or simply shuffled from foster home to foster home. Somewhat better than starvation and burial in a sewer, certainly. Far better, for many reasons, to teach and encourage contraception.

The philosophy of the Church of Satan supports medical research as we Satanists do not believe in an afterlife and consider our vital existence to be of paramount importance—we’d like to live long and healthy lives. Our philosophy advocates responsible freedom of sexual activity amongst consenting adults, meaning that Satanists who chose to engage in sex would be mindful of preventing sexually transmitted diseases and would employ contraception should procreative sexual acts be enjoyed when pregnancy was not the intended goal. Here in the 21st century there is no mystery about the biology surrounding human sexuality and thus the readily available contraception is expected to be utilized by our adherents. If contraception is not at hand, Satanists are sexual connoisseurs who know that there are many forms of erotic pleasure that don’t result in pregnancy.

Our fundamental principle of being completely responsible for our actions dictates that for Satanists all parenthood should be planned, an endeavor taken up when the intended parents have determined that they are both emotionally and financially able to handle the task of raising one or more children—and that would include adopted children as well as one’s biological offspring. For children under the care of Satanist parents, educating them towards being intelligent participants in the social contract of the societies in which we live would also include communicating accurate information about human biology as part of their general education.

Satanists find that in a world wherein religions often wish to keep children and young adults ignorant about the consequences of sexual activity, thus resulting in unplanned pregnancies, that supporting an organization like Planned Parenthood becomes an important consideration. Since many people in our society do not share our commitment to forethought and responsibility, many Satanists support sex education in public schools as worthwhile to combat religion-imposed ignorance. We understand that organizations such as Planned Parenthood can provide additional worthwhile services to young people in need of education, counseling and contraception as well as point them to clinics where safe abortions might be obtained when needed. While Satanists and their offspring should be savvy enough not to be bringing unwanted children into the world, we can see that we are a minority in a society wherein lack of knowledge and irresponsibility has lead to many pregnancies and births, producing infants who don’t have the support from their progenitors needed to grow to their full potential as individuals.

In the wake of these Christian actions regarding the accusations against Planned Parenthood, we’ve noted a disturbing instance in which a web site for The Lepanto Institute, purporting to be “dedicated to the defense of the Catholic Church against assaults from without as well as from within,” has published an interview with a man claiming to be an “ex-satanist” who states that he was involved in performing abortions intended as sacrifices to The Devil, whom he clearly believes to exist. We immediately recognize this as a revival of the bogus tales spread by evangelical Christians during the 80s-90s in what we call “The Satanic Panic.” Long debunked as fraud and urban legend, the concept that a global conspiracy of devil worshippers endorsed by Satan himself with adherents performing heinous crimes is clearly fictional. Back then it was embraced by many, especially since these fraudulent claims were accepted unquestioningly by journalists and talk show hosts both nationally and locally in the US and the UK. I spent many hours opposing such nonsense on radio and television back then. In this piece, which is crafted as a regurgitation of stories told by evangelist (and “comedian”) Mike Warnke in his 1978 book The Satan Seller, “Zachary King” claims that after playing Dungeons and Dragons and being a fan of Star Wars and Star Trek that he joined the “World Church of Satan” and attained the rank of “High Wizard,” doing spells for celebrities and the wealthy. Of course this is a laughable, implausible fantasy, but such drivel has been embraced in the past. Warnke’s book sold well amongst those wanting to believe in this fiction and “King” claims he’s writing a book which may serve to generate income for him from today’s gullible readers.

Now, we Satanists won’t fall for this bunk, particularly since we are mindful of Satanic Sin number 7: “Forgetfulness of Past Orthodoxies—Be aware that this is one of the keys to brainwashing people into accepting something new and different, when in reality it’s something that was once widely accepted but is now presented in a new package.” But others likely won’t be so perceptive and may swallow this stale story whole. At this point there are others outside of Satanism who will also rise to point out such tales to be false, but I do find it perturbing that such a complete resurrection of Warnke’s nonsense is now being offered by a group with dubious credentials. Both web site and interview resemble the parodistic articles found on The Onion. As the faithful attack aspects of society that prevent them from imposing their beliefs on others, they offer fantasy to frighten people into obedience. That’s always been their modus operandi, so we’re not fooled, and there are now more who stand with us as skeptics and freethinkers. We’ll be watching to see who falls for the scam this time around.

—Magus Peter H. Gilmore

Pertinent Links:

Planned Parenthood

Bon Secours Nuns in Tuam, Ireland

The Lepanto Institute

Mike Warnke

Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life

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Posted on Monday August 24, 2015

Berenice Records presents!Darren Deicide takes on New England...



Berenice Records presents!
Darren Deicide takes on New England with Quantum!

Friday, August 28th
The ATC, 10 Selden St., Woodbridge, CT
Doors at 7pm
$10

Saturday, August 29th
The Second Annual Feedback Music Festival!
Belfast American Legion, 143 Church St., Belfast, ME
Doors at 6:30pm
$5

Sunday, August 30th
Fog, 328 Main St., Rockland, ME
7:30pm

For more information visit Darren Deicide’s site.

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Posted on Monday August 24, 2015

Now Available on 9sensePodcast.com and iTunes!23 August, L...



Now Available on 9sensePodcast.com and iTunes!

23 August, L A.S.
1. Something Different with Heather Height - Episode 11 - Etiquette Schmetiquette
2. Militant Eroticism - Episode 27 - On Behavior Redirection: Part One
3. Satanism Today - Episode 2 - Nathan Gray
4. Old Nick’s Peep Show - Episode 23 - Model’s Expectations

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