11 April, XLVI A.S.:
Happy Birthday Anton Szandor LaVey!
Today, those who have embraced the title Satanist might recall that it is the anniversary of the birth of Magus Anton Szandor LaVey. We owe him a debt for creating a rational, skeptical, pragmatic philosophy which embraces the human animal for all the glories and ghastliness of which our species is capable. He properly named it after Satan, that mythical adversary of all stultifying spiritual conventions, inspiring the like-minded with such apt symbolism, and he called for responsible individuals to hold themselves as their own highest value.
It is always a pleasure to contemplate the rich imagery that our founder, an admitted showman, crafted with care, and below you’ll find links to collections of such curated by Warlock Draconis Blackthorne.
I suggest to all who visit this page to follow the example of Dr. LaVey and in honor of the memory of this man who moved the world according to his will, to take some time and partake of a pleasure that you yourself deem particularly satisfying. It could be a solitary joy, or one you share with those who wish to be included. After all, being your own God has its perks and there is no time like the present to enjoy that to the fullest.
Dr. LaVey would be delighted to know that his works had meaning for those fine folks whose deeds and creations embody his legacy through self-celebration!
I raise my glass in exuberant homage:
Hail Anton Szandor LaVey!
Magus Peter H. Gilmore