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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 Saturday July 04, 2015

INDEPENDENCE DAYToday in the USA we celebrate the “birthday” of...



INDEPENDENCE DAY

Today in the USA we celebrate the “birthday” of what our founders intended to be a secular republic. Americans popularly use this day as a means to enjoy a holiday summer weekend with convivial gatherings, barbecues, and evening fireworks displays while commercial enterprises lure folks towards capitalist excess with varied sales for their wares and services. While we partake of this as we please, Satanists also make time to reflect on the significance of the manifestation of this country whose expressed values favor self-determination for its citizens.

Satanism champions freedom, individualism and personal satisfaction so naturally we endorse the nation that in its 1776 Declaration of Independence promised its citizens “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” as fundamental rights. We also find inspiration in the bold proclamation in the Treaty of Tripoli in 1797 that “the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.” This inherent secularism bucked the tide of millennia of governments in cahoots with established religions to force obeisance to whatever theist doctrines have held hegemony.

When properly functioning, the American social system serves as an ongoing experiment towards attaining a societal framework permitting individuals to control their own destiny. This is achieved via a social contract offering equity under the law which, to a certain degree, promotes meritocracy while eschewing the mob rule of democracy.

Viewing the past endeavors of our species, most freethinkers understand how rare is this approach to organizing our interactions—it could be but an ephemeral aberration in human history. While the recent SCOTUS decision mandated the right for same-sex couples to marry throughout this nation, the backlash of faith-based opposition under the Orwellian guise of “religious freedom” demonstrates that the “old ways” of state-church tyranny have not completely faded into obsolescence in the United States. Elsewhere around the globe, we currently witness theists mass-murdering those who do not submit to their irrational doctrines. We see them obliterating historical artifacts which offend their lunatic beliefs. We should be profoundly alarmed.

All who join us in cherishing personal sovereignty must grasp that maintaining the flame of freedom requires active vigilance, not acquiescence to those who would limit our autonomy based on their supernaturalist delusions. As we gather here at The Black House today, we reflect on the fragility of individual liberty, affirming our iron-willed determination to preserve free thought in resistance to all who seek our subjugation to the “dictates” of their mythological deities.

Here’s to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness, unhampered by those whose faith will not tolerate diversity! Hail independence, now and henceforward!

—Magus Peter H. Gilmore

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Posted on Saturday July 04, 2015

In honor of the weekend of Independence Day, Gyps Fulvus has...



In honor of the weekend of Independence Day, Gyps Fulvus has released a brand new video for “Dawn of a New Day”.

An excerpt from the hour long, 14 part conceptual opus In Tenebris Lumen, “Dawn of a New Day” is an inspiring Symphonic piece inspired by composers like John Williams and James Newton Howard.

Accompanied by some inspirational original text, this video serves as a reminder to never take one’s own freedom for granted, and to keep the fire burning within to preserve one’s liberty and achieve prosperity.

Vocals and lyrics for the music were performed and penned by Aaron Mantle of the podcast Satanic Story Time, which releases new episodes on a weekly basis and can be heard on Radio Free Satan.

The opus In Tenebris Lumen comprises of the entire second chapter of Gyps’ latest double album Gyps Fulvus III: Reflections, Revelations, and Roads Less Taken, which is available on CD and digital download worldwide.  

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Posted on Thursday July 02, 2015

DEATH PUNK RADIO — EPISODE 19This month, M.D. Roche presents...



DEATH PUNK RADIO — EPISODE 19

This month, M.D. Roche presents another fine hour of Gothic Rock, Deathrock and Post-Punk.

Only on Radio Free Satan!

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Posted on Thursday July 02, 2015

New on Terror Transmission - EP122: Inferno There are...



New on Terror Transmission - EP122: Inferno

There are mysterious parts of this podcast, but the only true mystery is that your very lives are governed by drunken show hosts. And they will be imposing their knowledge upon you in the form of 1980’s Inferno. But, Matt and Jason aren’t talking about mythology, they’re discussing movie background, the passive cuddle, pasta throwing as disapproval, killing off the old, Argento’s colors/visuals, predator/prey relationships, the return of the Selleck Scale, favorite Bradys, Matt’s house lighting tips for Jason, rats avenging cats, occult architecture and one MOTHER of a lunar eclipse! So, ask yourself… what do YOU believe in?

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 Tuesday June 30, 2015

THE DEVIL’S MISCHIEF #541Happy week-of-July-4th! Hear...



THE DEVIL’S MISCHIEF #541

Happy week-of-July-4th! Hear blasphemy from NICK DI PAOLO, along with the stand-up of SARAH SILVERMAN and EUGENE MIRMAN. Also, the novelty music of CHEECH & CHONG.

Only on Radio Free Satan!

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Posted on Tuesday June 30, 2015

Vox Satanae - Episode 247 - 109 Minutes - Week of 29 June...



Vox Satanae - Episode 247 - 109 Minutes - Week of 29 June 2015

This week we feature works by Wojciech Kilar, Lou Harrison, David Del Tredici, William Hibbard, Conrad Cummings, and James Horner with performances by Wojciech Kilar, The Symphony Orchestras of Poland and Katowice, Jan Krenz, The Kronos Quartet, David Del Tredici, Jon English, Charles West, Motter Forman, William Hibbard, Dora Ohrenstein, Larry Adams, Gregory Fulkerson, Daryl Goldberg, Andrew Sterman, Conrad Cummings, and James Horner.

Only on Radio Free Satan!

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Posted on Monday June 29, 2015

Now Available on 9sensePodcast.com and iTunes!28 June, L A.S.1....



Now Available on 9sensePodcast.com and iTunes!

28 June, L A.S.
1. The Devil’s Advocate - Sweet Slavery by Anton Szandor LaVey
2. Something Different with Heather Height - Episode 5 - Freaky India Vs. Ugly American Ass Hole
3. Militant Eroticism - Episode 25 - The Vaginal Conspiracy
4. Between the Horns - Episode 5 - Charleston
5. Old Nick’s Peep Show - Episode 21 - Digging Into the Summer Issue

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Posted on Friday June 26, 2015

SCOTUS Decides Same Sex Marriage Now Legal NationwideI applaud...



SCOTUS Decides Same Sex Marriage Now Legal Nationwide

I applaud today’s announcement that same sex marriage is now legal throughout our entire nation. The philosophy of the Church of Satan has supported this principle for many years. The Satanic Wedding Rite I published in my book The Satanic Scriptures in 2007 acknowledged that “In Satanism, the basis for a couple forming a union is the loving relationship they have created. It does not matter if the couple is of the same or opposite sexes.” Our clergy has been proud to wed both same sex and opposite sex couples equally. In 2013, Magister Netherworld was the first Satanic clergyman in New York State to legally preside over a same sex marriage and we expect that there will be many more such rites nationwide with this properly recognized civil right.

Justice can prevail over bigotry, though it can be long in coming. This decision trounces the theists whose ends are to force others to conform to their antiquated barbarisms. Today, secularism and sensibility have prevailed over the arrogance of faith-based oppression. Bravo!

This is a victory for those who favor an equitable liberty for all U.S. citizens—and that is worthy of celebration!

—Magus Peter H. Gilmore

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Posted on Friday June 26, 2015

ASP Pentagram Sigil Tank Top - ASP Apparel Satanic...



ASP Pentagram Sigil Tank Top - ASP Apparel Satanic Showcase

Exercise the beast in man with our ASP Pentagram Sigil Tank Top Vest. Perfect for iron-willed lycanthropy workouts in the gym or staying cool this summer.

The ASP Pentagram Sigil is extracted from an early ASP Apparel logo, meticulously designed by Reverend Ashley S. Palmer utilising a Satanic synthesis of mathematical and magical principals. This wireframe image shows its construction and highlights the elements relating to the golden ratio and Fibonacci sequence to form the trapezoids, pentagram/gons and asps/serpents.

The golden ratio has been employed by many artists and is allegedly found in aesthetically pleasing and historically important artwork and architecture, from Stonehenge to the Parthenon. Many of these claims may result from a form of pareidolia, but the history and relationship of the golden ratio and Fibonacci sequence to art and nature is astonishing and we proudly continue this tradition from a Satanic perspective.

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Posted on Thursday June 25, 2015

“The means by which a humanoid may be constructed are as...



“The means by which a humanoid may be constructed are as diverse as the choice of materials will allow.”
—Dr. Anton Szandor LaVey, The Devil’s Notebook.

Decades ago, Dr. LaVey predicted a future industry of android companions. As we are making our way into the second decade of the 21st century, a genuine bond between man and machine is closer than ever. The company that introduced The RealDoll to the world has started a new enterprise called, Realbotix. This new effort brings robotics and artificial intelligence to the RealDoll, with an end goal towards creating the illusion of sentience within the doll enhancing this product’s apparent realism.

The short video “Robotica,” recently posted by The New York Times, gives a startling depiction of how close the worlds of man and machine are now meshing. The video can be seen above.

Some members of society will be shocked from this video, some will be amazed. Some will find it appealing and others will find it appalling. Whatever the rest of the world may think, those familiar with the writings of Dr. LaVey will recognize this as yet another prediction of his that has come to be true. He spent numerous hours modifying and elaborating mannequins, discussing his efforts in his collection, The Devil’s Notebook. Magistra Blanche Barton touched upon this subject in her informative and insightful biography of Dr. LaVey, The Secret Life of a Satanist.

Watch the video above, then refer to the writings previously mentioned. Another case in point in which the world is now discovering what Satanists saw coming long ago.

—Warlock Jimmy Psycho

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Posted on Wednesday June 24, 2015

The Jimmy Psycho Experiment returns with the “Alien...



The Jimmy Psycho Experiment returns with the “Alien Cantina Lounge Band” show at The Devil’s Playground Burlesque “Star Girls” Shoe  this Friday at The Dragonfly in Hollywood!

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Posted on Wednesday June 24, 2015

In Memoriam James Horner (1953-2015)I first encountered composer...



In Memoriam James Horner (1953-2015)

I first encountered composer James Horner’s work when I saw the theatrical release of Corman’s BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS. He impressed me with the skilled symphonic development of his fine thematic material and the savvy references to other composers of film and orchestral music that were woven into his score. I placed him on my radar as being a refreshing new voice in the tradition of Goldsmith, Williams and other masters, so that I could look for his coming scores that I suspected would elevate the films with which they were wed. He did not disappoint.

Horner’s musical vocabulary was derived from the great Western orchestral tradition, from romantic bombast to avant garde soundscapes as well as aspects of folk and popular expression. I could tell that he enjoyed many of the same works as myself since there were direct allusions to Wagner (The Flying Dutchman in the wonderfully propulsive KRULL score), Shostakovich, Prokofiev and others whom I admired. In KRULL and THE WRATH OF KHAN he employed a variant on the grinding climax from the first movement of Britten’s Sinfonia Da Requiem. Clearly this fellow studied and loved the same pieces that I had. I did not see this as a form of theft or repetition, rather it was that Horner used certain musical materials from earlier masters as their emotional meaning was apt for a number of films and would serve the imagery well. And he made them his own.

Horner’s skills in imitating varied musical styles were extraordinary, from the Swing music in COCOON to the impressive blend of dissonance, Mozartian delicacy, and sweepingly transcendant choral passages for BRAINSTORM. His ALIENS score was a fine successor to Goldsmith. With its nod to 2001 through a paraphrase of Khachaturian’s GAYNE—likewise signifying the loneliness of deep space—and the clangor of struck anvils driving forward the desperate efforts of the military, it fully heightened the elements that Cameron had brought to his splendid sequel. For THE NAME OF THE ROSE Horner demonstrated that he could use synthesizers to create evocative sounds suitable for a medieval Sherlock Holmes dealing with the religious suppression of wisdom, joy, and any truth that could threaten tenuous faith.

The heroic sonic tapestry he wove for the second and third STAR TREK films evoked a sense of swashbuckling bravado for Kirk and his crew, offering a potent and iconic set of themes for the courage of the crew of the Enterprise, the villainy of Montalban’s Khan, as well as the barbaric aggression of the Klingons, climaxed by the majesty of the result of the detonated Genesis device. He deftly captured stalwart bravery, whether it was successful or not, in scores for GLORY, BRAVEHEART and TROY. Collaborating on Cameron’s TITANIC cemented Horner’s eminence, and won him top awards, and the popularity of the same director’s AVATAR enlivened via Horners exquisitely rendered, complex textures, made certain that his sounds would be known throughout many cultures around the globe.

THE ROCKETEER may be my favorite of all of his scores as it is imbued with an extraordinary sense of nostalgia from the very opening bars that then fulfills all of the various recreated vintage aspects of Johnston’s dazzling film, particularly embodying the exhilarating thrill of solo flight that worked on the same exalted level as had Goldsmith’s brilliant work in THE BLUE MAX. Clearly, flight evoked a very powerful response in Horner, and so while it was a saddening shock to learn that he had died in an accident, it was made less so in that his life was lost while flying solo in a small plane—his final hours spent doing something that clearly meant as much to him as his creative work.

Maestro James Horner has written an extraordinary body of music, well-serving the many and varied films for which it was crafted, but which can also stand on its own for the beauty of its expressive melodies and supporting harmonies, so well orchestrated to create a sound that one could immediately identify with his deeply musical thinking. I am saddened that his life was cut short so that there will not be additional masterworks to expand his oeuvre. I will be enjoying his music as long as I live, my heart soaring with the symphonic glories that will long stand as tribute to his sublime creativity.

Hail James Horner!  

—Magus Peter H. Gilmore

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Posted on Wednesday June 24, 2015

Raising Hell Podcast Episode IV - Parenting From A Satanic...



Raising Hell Podcast Episode IV - Parenting From A Satanic Perspective

Raising Hell is a discussion and education oriented podcast which takes an honest approach to promoting the individualist nature with which Satanists are born, 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!

Available on Raising Hell Podcast, iTunes, Stitcher and Facebook!

R.H. Ep IV - June 24th, 2015, Happy Fathers Day!

RAISING HELL –  Our Amazing Fathers, and Fatherhood with Special Guest Nathan Gray!
1. Grownup Grotto – Gender Roles, Flowers For Your Father?
2. Handbook for Hellions – Give Them Dirt, or Give Them Death!
3. Coterie Communique - To Be Or Not to Be… a Father

*Check out Nathan Grays music and successful endeavors at nathangraysongs.com and Facebook.com/nathangraysongs or just Google Nathan Gray!*

Hail our Young Ones!

Hail Satan!

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Posted on Wednesday June 24, 2015

iSatanist continues to broaden its inventory and bring you the...



iSatanist continues to broaden its inventory and bring you the Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet Lapel Pins in 5 NEW COLORS! (Green, Black w/Red, Black w/Purple, Antiqued Silver, and Antiqued Copper)

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Posted on Tuesday June 23, 2015

Lots of exciting progress for Satanist Nathan Gray this month!...



Lots of exciting progress for Satanist Nathan Gray this month! Today comes the announcement from Good Fight Music and End Hits Records that together, they have teamed up to present the re-release of NTHN GRY — the compelling inaugural EP from Nathan Gray, which will be available August 21st.

On the continual progress of his musical adventure, Gray says: “Bringing this solo endeavor to fruition really allows me a space to be myself, and create a musical path that I can continue for as long as I desire. I finally have the freedom to explore my ideals, and perform in a manner that is true to the darker parts of human nature. The next chapter of Nathan Gray is all about the exploration of the carnal self. It is about looking within, and celebrating ourselves in the deep, passionate, wild, and free.”

He has also unveiled some new merchandise recently, including a partnership with iSatanist.com to offer Nathan Gray Sigil lapel pins.

Nathan Gray embarks on his first European tour as a solo artist this August, with dates across Germany, and looks ever forward to completing his full-length album.

You are invited to view the full press release. Please be sure to stop by the beautiful new website at www.nathangraysongs.com to connect with NATHAN GRAY, and keep up with the latest news about upcoming releases and tour dates!

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Posted on Tuesday June 23, 2015

Satanic Story Time presents Episode 25 – “Dead and Rotting...



Satanic Story Time presents Episode 25 – “Dead and Rotting Things” with special guests, M.R. Stover and Elizabeth Salome.

M.R. Stover
joins us to introduce his latest contribution for Satanic Story Time and the Satanic Players Society. Called “Dead and Rotting Things,” it involves conspiracy theories, incest, visceral violence, and EVIL! Join us as M.R. Stover and I comb over his latest writings and where you can purchase more of his material.

“The Devil’s Workshop”: The Satanic Players Society performs Stover’s “Dead and Rotting Things.” Joining us on the roster for voice acting are: Alec Arbour, Grigori T. Cross, Elizabeth Salome, Jessie, M.A. Mandrake, Erin Cassavaugh, and Evan Nihil.

Elizabeth Salome joins us for “The Devil is in the Details”. During the conclusion and summary of “Dead and Rotting Things”, we comb over the details of this episode’s story. Additionally, we delve into some interview questions and tell the listeners where you can find more of her accomplishments on the “Interweb”.

Additionally, special music and clips are brought to you by the following artists, DJs, and hosts: Nathan Gray, Danse deSade, Gyps Fulvus, Revolver 1010, 9Sense Podcast, and The Devil’s Mischief.

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Posted on Monday June 22, 2015

Now Available on 9sensePodcast.com and iTunes!21 June, L A.S.1....



Now Available on 9sensePodcast.com and iTunes!

21 June, L A.S.
1. The Devil’s Advocate - Every Man and Woman is a Star… by Peter H. Gilmore
2. Agent Provocateur - Episode 23 - Taking the Piss Out of You
3. Creature Feature - Magister David Harris’ Satanism Today

Notes:
Satanism Today is Back! It is now the 9th segment on 9sense. Tune in to learn more.

Militant Eroticism book is now available as a paperback, ebook and discounted hardcover!

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Posted on Monday June 22, 2015

DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND, MILITANT EROTICISM IS NOW RELEASED...



DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND, MILITANT EROTICISM IS NOW RELEASED IN PAPERBACK AND Ebook (ePub)

Through www.militanteroticism.com, one is linked to the various ways to purchase these new forms of Aden’s collection of essays as well as episodes to his segment on 9sense podcast, and testimonials to those who’ve been touched by this report from the sexual sewer.

The hardcover edition will only be available until August 1st at 30% off on Lulu — and then it will be no longer available.

Support the Mattress Squeaking March by visiting Militant Eroticism on Facebook and Aden Ardennes on Google+, Twitter, and Facebook; keeping up to date on the ever building smut or brothel babbling.

Let others know what you think of this Tome of Undefiled Debauchery by leaving a review and rating from where you purchase.

Always remember, keep your skirts up, your pants down and Militant Eroticism with you in whatever format you prefer!

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Posted on Sunday June 21, 2015

Defining the Greater Satanic ConversationOn this superlative...



Defining the Greater Satanic Conversation

On this superlative solstice we invite you to learn about the Greater Satanic Conversation. Reverend Adam P Campbell gave this inspiring salon presentation at the Church of Satan Year 50 International Member Conclave in Washington D.C. It is now available online at http://greatersatanicconversation.com/

Let us all move into the summer season with purpose, individually contributing to the Greater Satanic Conversation and living our lives to their fullest!

Hail Satan!

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Posted on Sunday June 21, 2015

SUPERLATIVE SOLSTICE!From our garden here at The Black House, we...



SUPERLATIVE SOLSTICE!

From our garden here at The Black House, we offer our Solstice greetings to all in harmony with the Earth’s seasonal changes! In the Northern Hemisphere we embrace the longest day of the year as sultry Summer begins. You folks in the Southern Hemisphere may mark the longest night as Winter begins its chill dominion.

Wherever you might be, it is always a delight to celebrate the glories of nature and the abundant pleasures that life offers!

Here’s to a splendid new season filled with indulgence galore!

—Magus Peter H. Gilmore

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