Happy New Year

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Church of Satan wishes you a Happy New Year!

HAPPIEST OF NEW YEARS!

Tomorrow begins year LV, Anno Satanas. 50 years ago this month of December, Anton Szandor LaVey published The Satanic Bible, fulfilling the promise of the 1966 founding of the Church of Satan by providing a text defining Satanism as a religion and philosophy. It was the first such perspective to be offered by a Satanist for fellow Satanists, and intentionally set before a global audience. He challenged existing spiritual doctrines with a resounding rejection, following in the footsteps of prior individualist thinkers, offering a potent blend of concept, metaphor, and pragmatic principles which continues to stir the minds of those […]

Church of Satan wishes you a Happy New Year!

HAPPIEST OF NEW YEARS!

Tomorrow begins year LIV, Anno Satanas. As we’ve noted for several years, human society is in a raging turmoil of rabid tribalism, with barbarity on a perpetual rise. Individual liberty is threatened by many antagonists. We Satanists advocate for wider use of reason and forward thinking as tools to resist the trending rush towards authoritarianism, but that momentum is difficult to halt. Yet we fight our own battles in varied arenas to attain the goals our values have brought into focus. In time, society will move according to that will.  Whether circumstances might curtail the ends we seek, every moment […]

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HAPPIEST OF NEW YEARS! Tomorrow begins year LIII, Anno Satanas. The calendar year now drawing to a close may strike many as more chaotic than would be desired, the “storm and stress” effecting the world’s populace having been at heightened levels. Extreme weather conditions shattered numerous areas causing death and the destruction of human endeavors. Political contentions have lead to partisan extremism and international conflicts possibly bringing us closer to experiencing a nuclear war than we’ve been since the “Cuban Missile Crisis” of 1962. And intolerant theism continues to fuel the repression and slaughter of innocents in many nations. The […]

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Happiest of New Years! Tomorrow begins year LII, Anno Satanas. This past year has been extraordinary for the vibrant members who manifest the Church of Satan. With the release of significant books, stimulating podcasts, intriguing music, evocative literature, vivid art, potent performances and other acts of creative brilliance, we can readily view the reality of Satanism as it exists in this 21st Century. Our Walpurgisnacht Conclave brought an international gathering to the Hudson Valley, celebrating the vitality of the 50 year existence of our organization. Here, inspirational presentations by productive, talented and world-shaking individuals demonstrated to their peers that the […]

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Happiest of New Years! Tomorrow begins year LI, Anno Satanas. Our 50th year inaugurated the celebration of the half-century mark for the Church of Satan. As this 51st year arises, the 50th anniversary of our founding by Magus Anton Szandor LaVey in 1966 is but a few months away. Our 50th Anniversary Gala will be held on Walpurgisnacht (April 30) and is open only to our members. If you wish to have the opportunity to attend this historic gathering, we urge you to contact us with a request for event information. Send us email (administration@churchofsatan.com) using the subject “50th Anniversary […]

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HAPPIEST OF NEW YEARS!

Tomorrow begins year L, Anno Satanas. As we enter into the 50th year of the existence of the Church of Satan, we have chosen to reflect on the vitality of our philosophy as it has been applied by our members towards the enhancement of their lives. We invite all of our members worldwide to contact us to let us know about themselves and how Satanism has played a role in the pursuit of their goals. In celebrating the continued growth of our organization, we have plans to honor this landmark, beginning on Walpurgisnacht of this year, 2015 c.e. and culminating […]