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The Secret Conversation

Men say, “uh,” and women prefer, “um,” according to a recent study of conversational filler words. It seems that, in many cases, “uh” is used by men to prevent others from speaking, while “um” shows that a woman might be listening or thinking. This is in keeping with the gender contrasts explored most unabashedly in Anton LaVey’s The Satanic Witch. So if an outwardly macho man says “um,” that could be your secret clue that he’s hiding a more sensitive side. That’s what we call, uh, Lesser Magic. —Warlock M. Mandrake

50 SHADES OF FORBIDDEN

It’s no surprise that the recent debut of the trailer for the film adaptation of the “50 Shades of Grey” novel has generated predictable buzz, what with millions of online views, spotlighting the great unwashed masses’ never-ending lust for the deliciously dark, albeit forbidden pleasures of the flesh—this time BDSM style. Despite the ad nauseum of the mainstream phenom, the sordid interest does underline what Satanists instinctively know and celebrate on a daily basis. We are carnal creatures that embrace the pleasures of the flesh. And more importantly, accept even that which is often considered taboo and outside of the […]

Robin Williams: Comedy and Counterpoint

The inimitable Robin Williams, whose work ranged from frenzied stand-up comedy to acting roles brimming with pathos, has died at the age of 63, an apparent suicide. Satanists frown upon any self-destructive act, but many of us will surely regret the death of this outstanding creator. Williams will be missed, but lives on through his incandescent nonsense and profound characterizations. “One cannot have a true sense of humor without an equal sense of the profound. The familiar cliche of the clown whose heart is breaking holds great validity.” —Anton Szandor LaVey, “‘T’ain’t Funny, McGee,” from Satan Speaks! —Warlock M. Mandrake […]

MAGUS GILMORE IN “THE DEVIL AND PHILOSOPHY”

“In The Devil and Philosophy, 34 philosophers explore questions about one of the most recognizable and influential characters (villains?) of all time. From Roman Polanski’s The Ninth Gate to J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion to Bram Stoker’s Dracula to Darth Vader to Al Pacino’s iconic performance in The Devil’s Advocate, this book demonstrates that a little devil goes a long way. From humorous appearances, as in Kevin Smith’s film Dogma and Chuck Palahniuk’s novelsDamned and Doomed, to more villainous appearances, such as Gabriel Byrne’s cold outing as Satan in End of Days, The Devil in Philosophy proves that the Devil comes in many forms.” The concluding section is an exchange between Magus Gilmore and […]

THE FENRIS WOLF, ISSUE No. 7

Edited by Carl Abrahamsson. Cover art by Fredrik Söderberg. This volume contains material on topics as diverse as Anton LaVey, Aleister Crowley, Rudolf Steiner, Sar Peladan, Fernand Khnopff, Marcel Duchamp, Robert Heinlein, William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Wilhelm Reich, Thelema, Satanism, Symbolism, psychoanalysis, Dada, apocalyptic witchcraft, psychedelic philosophy, visionary book covers, Cannabis, artificial human companions, sacred prostitution, German Expressionist cinema, slam poetry, independent universities, extraterrestrial influences, astrology, sexual magic, science fiction and more… Contents Carl Abrahamsson – Editor’s IntroductionSara George & Carl Abrahamsson – Fernand Khnopff, SymbolistSasha Chaitow – Making the Invisible VisibleVanessa Sinclair – Psychoanalysis and DadaKendell Geers – Tu Marcellus ErisStephen Sennitt – Fallen Worlds, […]

THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATES

Tim Elliott of the Sydney Morning Herald presents a lighthearted article recounting his Walpurgisnacht spent with several Church of Satan members near Brisbane, Australia.

REVEREND CORVIS NOCTURNUM ON SIMPLICITY RADIO

Host Brian Treybig speaks with our Reverend Corvis Nocturnum about Satanism, the paranormal, and his many projects including those in print, video and his upcoming speaking engagements.

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WICKED WALPURGISNACHT!

Tonight, during hours of darkness traditionally noted for legendary Infernal activity, we celebrate the 48th anniversary of the founding of the Church of Satan. Magus Anton Sandor LaVey’s insightful vision continues to inspire an ever-expanding cohort of creative and intelligent individuals around the globe. We wield Satanism as a precise tool towards fulfilling our lives, confidently directing our destinies while sharing vital existence with cherished fellows. No moment is wasted as we pursue our chosen indulgences to the best of our abilities. We flame and toss the fires about us, warming those near with the energy of our existence. The […]

SATAN WANTS YOU!

To celebrate the 48th anniversary of the founding of the Church of Satan we are offering a print of our original parody of the famous U.S. Army recruitment poster featuring Dr. LaVey’s saturnine countenance. While we don’t proselytize, we do expect that bright folks will get the joke. The street address of Dr. LaVey’s original Black House in San Francisco has been removed, since it now no longer exists. SATAN WANTS YOU can now be yours in a choice of formats, so click on the image above to bring this part of our history home to your lair!

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Wicked Walpurgisnacht of XLIX A.S.: The Gates of Hell open again with this issue, featuring the undefiled wisdom of the Magus LaVey interview from Seconds magazine; Sergeant Daemon offers insight into various recent Satanic Panic cases; Dracommendations reveals some vampire secrets; a recent Sasquatch hoax, & misanthropic commentary on TBN’s Paul Crouch.  As the black candles slowly illuminate, The Shadow Gallery displays the diabolical art of Horror Artist Tony Karnes and the infernal sculptural expertise of Baird Lee.  Noctuarium sections feature a plethora of horror movie reviews, including Hell Night, The Unseen, Silver Bullet, & others; Malefick Musick features the orchestrations […]