Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet


The seasonal pivot point occurs today and many Satanists mark that change as we feel at one with the Earth and its continuing cycles. In the Northern Hemisphere Spring arrives, replacing the Winter’s desolation with renewed life surging in triumphant burgeoning. In the Southern Hemisphere, the glory of Autumn shall soon cast its soothing spell after the fiery blasts of Summer, presaging the coming harvest with all of its fertile abundance.

Here in the haunted Hudson Valley, Winter has been lobbing nor’easters our way, with the fourth due tomorrow. This extended coda to the season has brought us more snowfall than the prior month’s tallies combined.

As a tonic, one might want to experience Stravinsky’s masterpiece The Right of Spring as it conjures the shattering of the frigid season’s strictures via the violent renewal of growth. I shall be hearing it live in mid April as part of an all Stravinsky concert, performed by The Orchestra Now at Bard College.

So, seize this glorious day to celebrate the wonders of Nature as we are part of its boundless mysteries.

Hail Satan!

—Magus Peter H. Gilmore