Our Home World

Earth Day 2021

For Satanists, our carnal religion celebrates every day as Earth Day.

We cherish and protect our wondrous home world, with all of its beauties and terrors, and invite you to do the same.

If possible, go out of doors and partake of the splendors of Nature—of which you are a vibrant participant!

Some musical suggestions to enhance this day:

Beethoven’s “Pastorale” Symphony No. 6 presents this brilliant composer’s reactions to Nature—and the first movement’s repetitive use of motivic material is perhaps a precursor to minimalism!

Icelandic composer Jon Leifs conjured the sound of a local volcanic eruption in Hekla, which some consider to be the loudest of all classical compositions.

And finally, the great tone poet Richard Strauss encompassed a fully experienced life metaphorically as a mountain climb in his opulent Alpine Symphony—which was originally titled “Anti-Christ” as he felt the philosophy inherent in this music was opposed to the anti-nature stance of Christianity.

—Magus Peter H. Gilmore