To celebrate this Walpurgisnacht, I am publishing the introduction I wrote for THE SATANIC RITUALS. A South American publisher of exquisite volumes is releasing authorized versions in Spanish of both THE SATANIC BIBLE and THE SATANIC RITUALS. Since it had none, I was asked to write an introduction to the latter book, and I completed it on January 13 in 2020. The Spanish translation of this essay—“The Rite Stuff”—will appear in the new release, which may only be for sale in specific South American nations. More information will be forthcoming when these books emerge. For now, you can read my […]
This year’s holiday marks the 55th anniversary of the founding of the Church of Satan, and my 20th anniversary of becoming its High Priest. It has been my honor to guide this organization into the 21st Century, maintaining the unadulterated legacy of our founder, Anton Szandor LaVey, in a trajectory that both expands and enhances his vision for the world’s first carnal religion. My focus emphasizes the radical individualism that is the heart of Satanism. My method is to both cultivate and inspire our exemplary members to show the validity of our perspective via their own unique achievements. Our members […]
Today marks the 91st anniversary of the birth of our founder, Anton Szandor LaVey. Satanists hold one’s natal anniversary to be our own highest of holidays, so many of us take this day to recall the brilliance of the man who, in 1966, launched Satanism as a full-fledged religion. The philosophy he crafted was built on atheism, viewing humans as just another animal—sometimes better but more often worse than the rest who share this wonderful planet with us. Embracing Satan for the adversarial aspect essential to this word, he set forth a conceptual framework for a carnal religion in opposition […]
Preordering is live for WE ARE SATANISTS! Blanche Barton’s new book contains the material from her 1990 out of print original, The Church of Satan, but this is not a verbatim reprint—it’s way more. The new book tells, then continues that story, recounting everything that happened since 1991 and including writings from members, photos, original newsletters and much more never-published material. At over 700 pages, it’s truly a beast! Taking preorders now with a Walpurgisnacht goal—either to have books shipping or at least have final files uploaded to Amazon. Click HERE to place your order. It’s Covid, so no in-person signings, BUT […]
LARRY WESSEL’S PALACE OF WONDERS Produced, Written and Directed by Larry Wessel Larry Wessel’s Palace of Wonders is a Feature-Length Documentary and is a Work in Progress (Over 20 Years in the Making) and I have a Strong Feeling that it will be The Best Film I have Ever Made!! Inspired by Anton Szandor LaVey’s Beautiful Recitation of the poem “Vagabond’s House” by Don Blanding, P.O.W.’s Star-Studded Cast includes Korla Pandit, Coop, MAD’s Maddest Writer Dick DeBartolo, Dan Zelinsky and The Musée Mécanique, John Wickett and His Museum of Exotica, Sparks and DEVO Drummer David Kendrick, Artist Jason Mecier, Musician Gidget Gein, […]
Within the accursed Jack o’Lantern, carved with the symbols of dread demons, the black hellflame candle is lit! Lighting the way to Baphomet’s throne, Casting the faces of devils across the land, Satan emerges upon this Unholy Sabbath, bearing myriad tricks and treats for those who dare partake of infernal bounty! Gather phantoms from nightmares and dreams to indulge in carnal delights and pleasant screams!Haunting nights eternal, thine treasures & pleasures reveal possessions dire…The Devil’s Diary XXXII / Halloween LV Anno Satanas includes sculpture & poetry by Ronin Beard, cover art by Dave Lipscomb, essays by Prometheus, David Padgett, Blackthorne, […]
As click-bait virtue signaling, the term “cultural appropriation” has been around for years. The parameters can vary, and the frantic pedantics push the needle one way while the more reasonable among us roll our eyes and just push it back. What it boils down to lately, is “I know it when I see it.” And now I see it for Satanism. Read the full essay here: The Cultural Appropriation of Satanism
?Order of the Trapezoid Medallion? Our first double-sided medallion features both magical sigils used by the Order of the Trapezoid in the early days of the Church of Satan. Dr. LaVey himself wrote about the power of the trapezoid to bend time, space and consciousness toward paths of nightmares and hellish revelation. Click here to order yours now!