Church of Satan

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Now available: Mortensen’s THE COMMAND TO LOOK

The Command to Look was one of photographer William Mortensen’s most influential and sought-after books, and has been out of print for fifty years. Battered copies have been purchased by collectors for hundreds of dollars. Now reproduced here in full, this affordable volume includes an essential and deeply insightful essay by Michael Moynihan on how its aesthetic principles influenced the philosophy and magical thinking of the Church of Satan’s founder, Anton Szandor LaVey. Fifty-five images of Mortensen’s best work are reproduced along with text by this wittiest and most biting writer on photography of his time. You will want this in […]

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

Official Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet coin with the alchemical symbol for brimstone on the flip side. Click here to learn more.

THE SECRET LIFE OF A SATANIST — EXPANDED EDITION

The Secret Life Of a Satanist The Authorized Biography of Anton Szandor LaVey By Blanche Barton An insider’s view of the iconoclastic man who founded the Church of Satan and wrote The Satanic Bible. After the original publication of this biography in 1990, Anton LaVey and Blanche Barton fought through the “Satanic Panic” together, guiding the Church for another seven years. In this revised, expanded edition, Barton takes you inside the walls of the fabled Black House to candidly share her experience of LaVey’s struggles and triumphs during his final years. This new volume provides additional rare images, offering insights […]

SATANISM DOWN UNDER

Our Warlock Marquis HK has been interviewed recently by the media in Australia: Warlock Marquis HK on Life in Australia’s Church of Satan Dispelling the Satanic Myths (video not currently functioning)

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 […]

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

CHURCH OF SATAN: Third Side Intelligence

In his essay “The Third Side: The Uncomfortable Alternative” (Satan Speaks, Feral House, 1998), Magus Anton Szandor LaVey shatters the commonly-held notion that there are “two sides to every issue,” and defines the Satanic perspective as the Third Side. It is from this pespective that our articulate members will present to you their individual commentary on current events, media, politics, and culture. Here on our churchofsatan.com official website you will find the most recent posts from our Third Side Intelligence feed which is streamed at news.churchofsatan.com/tagged/third-side-intelligence. Come view erudition and opinion from the minds of those with a truly Satanic point of view. Welcome to Third Side Intelligence.