The United States’ militia has assisted Yazidi refugees—a sect long reviled for misperceived “devil worship” by Muslims and Christians—to escape from Mount Sinjar where they fled persecution by the extremist Islamic State militants. Some still remain near their shrine at the summit. Magus Anton Szandor LaVey paid the Yazidis tribute with a meditative ritual based on their sacred texts published in his THE SATANIC RITUALS (1972) celebrating their peacock angel, Melek Taus. Religious persecution of those deemed to be devotees of The Devil by theists is quite active in the 21st century—some things never seem to change. —Magus Peter H. Gilmore
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
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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!