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 […]
Stephen Romano, with the assistance of the Reverend Andy Howl, has created a virtual gallery based on The Devils Reign exhibition of 2016 in honor of this Walpurgisnacht: the 55th anniversary of the founding of the Church of Satan and the 20th anniversary of Peter H. Gilmore becoming its High Priest. Special thanks to Katie Doherty, for helping to maintain the integrity of the project by releasing it on her platform, BLACKFLOWERS. You may view it here.
In honor of Peter H. Gilmore’s monumental 20th anniversary as the High Priest of the Church of Satan, I am proud to present this amazing portrait. The artist Stuart Palm and I have been working on The Satanic Playing Cards and we are nearing completion on the creative design part and will be moving to the manufacturing soon. This is one of the cards and we thought it would make an amazing t-shirt image. The shirts will be a limited run of hand silk screened t-shirts that are made in NYC by a local business at Rockaway Beach. $40.00 Post paid […]
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 […]
For Satanists, our carnal religion celebrates every day as Earth Day. We cherish and protect our wondrous home world, with all of its beauties and terrors, and invite you to do the same. If possible, go out of doors and partake of the splendors of Nature—of which you are a vibrant participant! Some musical suggestions to enhance this day: Beethoven’s “Pastorale” Symphony No. 6 presents this brilliant composer’s reactions to Nature—and the first movement’s repetitive use of motivic material is perhaps a precursor to minimalism! Icelandic composer Jon Leifs conjured the sound of a local volcanic eruption in Hekla, which […]
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 […]
Today, Christians celebrate their well-worn myth of a savior risen from the dead. Some neo-pagans might esteem the relatively obscure female deity, Ēostre. Satanists note that traditions for this day stem from aspects of the Spring season and thus tend to enjoy the rising of dormant vegetation. There is much beauty in the early flowers now abounding. Since we are free of any holiday obligations, we might choose to ignore this date altogether. Yet, we diabolists may enjoy whatever we find to be pleasing from festivities associated with this time of year. Why not indulge in things that might bring us […]
Satanism and Realism, Naturalism, Romanticism, Expressionism, Idealism, Surrealism. The High Priest discusses the schools of these select art disciplines as they pertain to the religious philosophy of Satanism. DRACONIAN RADIO BROADCAST PULPIT is the clerical corner for the Alien Elite on The Internet where I read authentic Satanic canon, approved and sanctioned by the administrators of the Church of Satan. To show your support become a patron: http://www.patreon.com/countmorivond. For more readings of this work from my “Draconian Radio Broadcast Pulpit” check in Sunday evenings.