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Magus Peter H. Gilmore

Happy Birthday To Me!

As has become my tradition, on the anniversaries of my birth I post something from my archive of creative works for those who are interested in my music, fiction, and art. This year, on my 61st birthday, I offer my Sonata Infernale et Romantique—a single movement work for piano recorded by the brilliant Dr. Mark Birnbaum, who gave its premiere in 1998 at the memorial concert for Magus Anton Szandor LaVey that we produced a year after his passing. Please follow this link to read my program notes and to download the sonata—there are both MP3 and M4A files. Last […]

Andy Howl: Night on the Brocken

Wicked Walpurgisnacht!

It’s that time of the year again. Satanists, as much as any members of a religious body and probably more so, look forward to our Spring holiday with a certain wicked anticipation and joy. Winter is over; we can travel, gather together, and old bonds are reinforced while new ones are made. Others prefer to mark the holiday with more solitary pursuits, and the little experiments that were bubbling away in our laboratories are given life and come shambling into the light. Anton LaVey had it right when he shaped our annual calendar around two holidays that coincide with the […]

The Authoritative Edition of Might Is Right

The Authoritative Edition of Might is Right by Ragnar Redbeard

The Authoritative Edition of Might is Right by Ragnar Redbeard is now available. The variant text of the five editions published in the author’s lifetime have been harmonized into one volume. In addition, this new volume contains thousands of previously undocumented citations and a never-before-published index. It features a new introduction by Peter H. Gilmore, High Priest of the Church of Satan. Paperback, 406 pages, 6×9, $19.95. Available from the publisher Underworld Amusements (US ONLY) Available from Amazon.com | UK | IT | DE | FR | ES | JP “Undoubtedly the most bizarre product of the American Nietzsche vogue… a […]

Anton LaVey during his formative years.

Remembering Magus Anton Szandor LaVey on the 89th Anniversary of His Birth

Today we’re celebrating the birth of our founder, Anton Szandor LaVey. I’m currently working my way through an archive project that will eventually preserve and document the history of the Church of Satan, which is inextricably linked with the life story of Dr. LaVey. Like many of us, he had some lousy birthdays, some lonely ones, but most of them were pretty good; as he taught the rest of us so well, the best thing to celebrate in life is yourself. Anton LaVey’s well-kept tradition is confirmed by the number of people who remembered his birthday. Every April, dozens and […]

B&S About Movies: Church of Satan Film List

B&S ABOUT MOVIES: The 95 films on the Church of Satan film list

Originally compiled for Blanche Barton’s The Church of Satan — as approved by Magus Anton Szandor LaVey — the Church of Satan’s recommended film list is made up of films that LaVey enjoyed or felt exemplified Satanism. As Magus Peter H. Gilmore, High Priest of the Church of Satan, explained to our site earlier his week, there’s no official Church positions on various artforms, since the basis of the Church’s philosophy is individualism. This allows members to have their own personal lists as well as reasons why they feel these movies are on the film list. We’ve been covering several […]

Candyboy: Nine

Candyboy: NINE

The song was inspired by The Satanic Bible and The Satanic Rituals. All seven deadly sins, here, are good things! Nine, the number of Ego, instead seven. As an invitation to live this life intensely in the last Age of Fire 2019, before the new Age of Ice. —Candyboy Also on Spotify

TSI: Thanks, But No Thanks by Magus Peter H. Gilmore

Thanks, But No Thanks

We’ve noted that some secularists in Nebraska have decided to combat their local Adams County Board of Supervisors’ decision to post a sign with the vapid slogan “In God We Trust” in the county courthouse by offering an alternative sign which would list our founder Anton LaVey’s text for “The Eleven Satanic Rules of the Earth.” Now, that initial slogan was pasted on to U.S. paper currency in 1957 and was intended as a rebuttal to what was perceived as the threat of “godless communism.” As Satanists who understand that all deities are myths, to us it is an empty […]

Rise of "The Satanic Unease"

The Rise of “The Satanic Unease” by Magus Peter H. Gilmore

The Rise of “The Satanic Unease” Devil worship has long been used by writers of fiction and makers of moving images as a choice from moldy rosters of “quick and easy villainy and excitement.” A silent 1928 porn short made in France titled Messe Noir depicts a female neophyte’s ritual initiation into a “Satanic Cult” with explicit scenes of ritual sex meant to stimulate viewers with something forbidden. That began the cavalcade of Devil cults appearing in films and TV shows, a phenomenon that seems to come in waves, often when there are societal tensions and widespread xenophobia. Pervasive fears […]

A Moment With Warlock Adam Roberts

Join your host Texxx as he interviews Warlock Adam Roberts. They discuss Adam’s music, the many projects he is involved in and much more.

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

Anton LaVey Looks at Astrology, Psychology and Greater Magic by Magistra Peggy Nadramia In June of 1968, Professor Lee Sechrest of the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University wrote to Anton LaVey, seeking his perspective on a paper about astrology. LaVey responded promptly and with interest: “I am,” he said, “perhaps, one of the few actively involved in the occult who does not put much stock in astrology. …one must not rule out astrology as a part of character analysis—not because the stars have anything to do with the formation of the personality, but because people know how they are supposed to […]

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

THIRD SIDE NETWORK PRESENTS: Third Side Episode –Light to Dark: A Journey into Satanism. In this next installment of Third Side, join your hosts Jared & John as they introduce a new segment called Light to Dark: A Journey into Satanism where they speak to Amber about her thoughts on Satanism before and after reading The Satanic Bible by Anton Szandor LaVey leaving nothing off the table, and having a hell-of-a-good time in the process! 

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

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