harmony with nature

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Smoke Tree at The Black House

SUPERLATIVE SOLSTICE!

From our garden here at The Black House—pictured is the thriving smoke tree planted in tribute to Magister Joe Netherworld—we offer Solstice greetings to all in harmony with the Earth’s seasonal changes! In the Northern Hemisphere we embrace the longest day of the year as sultry Summer begins. Those in the Southern Hemisphere mark the longest night as Winter begins its gelid dominion. Wherever on this wondrous planet you might be, it is always a delight to celebrate the glories of nature and the abundant pleasures that life offers! Here’s to a splendid new season filled with indulgences galore! Beethoven‘s […]

Khan at The Black House

Superlative Solstice!

From our garden here at The Black House—where our Chow Khan is enjoying the verdant grass—we offer Solstice greetings to all in harmony with the Earth’s seasonal changes! In the Northern Hemisphere, we embrace the longest day of the year as sultry Summer begins. Those in the Southern Hemisphere mark the longest night as Winter initiates its gelid dominion. As many around the globe are emerging from pandemic strictures, connecting with the fecundity of our glorious home world is a means towards replenishing one’s vitality. As Nature flourishes, we joyfully note that we are also part of it, and that […]

Our Home World

Earth Day 2021

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 […]

Vernal Equinox

EXQUISITE EQUINOX!

Satanists, practitioners of our carnal religion, may embrace and mark today’s seasonal pivot point, for we feel at one with the Earth and its continuing cycles. In the Northern Hemisphere, Spring arrives, replacing Winter’s stasis with life surging in triumphant burgeoning. In the Southern Hemisphere, Autumn shall soon cast its soothing spell after the retreating blaze of Summer, presaging the coming harvest with all of its fertile abundance. Here in the haunted Hudson Valley, the plants have begun peeking up from the ground, though the overnight low temperatures have held them back, somewhat. The shoots inexorably bask in the extending daily […]

The Black House Summer 2020

Superlative Solstice!

From our garden here at The Black House, we offer Solstice greetings to all in harmony with the Earth’s seasonal changes! In the Northern Hemisphere, we embrace the longest day of the year as sultry Summer begins. Those in the Southern Hemisphere mark the longest night as Winter initiates its gelid dominion. Particularly in this stressful time of pandemic and social unrest, connecting with the fecundity of our glorious home world is a means towards replenishing one’s energy and looking towards evolving our society in ways that are vital. As Nature flourishes, we note that we are also part of […]

Superlative Solstice from The Black House!

SUPERLATIVE SOLSTICE!

SUPERLATIVE SOLSTICE! From our garden here at The Black House—flourishing from copious recent rainfalls, we offer Solstice greetings to all in harmony with the Earth’s seasonal changes! In the Northern Hemisphere we embrace the longest day of the year as sultry Summer begins. Those in the Southern Hemisphere mark the longest night as Winter begins its gelid dominion. Wherever on this wondrous planet you might be, it is always a delight to celebrate the glories of nature and the abundant pleasures that life offers! Here’s to a splendid new season filled with indulgence galore! —Magus Peter H. Gilmore

Vernal Equinox

EXQUISITE EQUINOX!

Many Satanists mark today’s seasonal pivot point, for we feel at one with the Earth and its continuing cycles. In the Northern Hemisphere, Spring arrives, replacing Winter’s stasis with life surging in triumphant burgeoning. In the Southern Hemisphere, Autumn shall soon cast its soothing spell after the blaze of Summer, presaging the coming harvest with all of its fertile abundance. Here in the haunted Hudson Valley, Winter has been ebbing slowly, with an occasional day of comforting coziness retreating as the chill season refuses to release its gelid grasp. This extended coda brings greater appreciation for the ever-increasing warmth, and […]

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

SUPERLATIVE SOLSTICE! From our garden here at The Black House, we offer Solstice greetings to all in harmony with the Earth’s seasonal changes! We in the Northern Hemisphere embrace the longest day of the year as sultry Summer begins. Those in the Southern Hemisphere mark the longest night as Winter begins its chill dominion. Wherever on this wondrous planet you might be, it is always a delight to celebrate the glories of nature and the abundant pleasures that life offers! Here’s to a splendid new season filled with indulgence galore! —Magus Peter H. Gilmore

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

EXQUISITE EQUINOX!  The seasonal pivot point occurs today and many Satanists mark that change as we feel at one with the Earth and its continuing cycles. In the Northern Hemisphere Spring arrives, replacing the Winter’s desolation with renewed life surging in triumphant burgeoning. In the Southern Hemisphere, the glory of Autumn shall soon cast its soothing spell after the fiery blasts of Summer, presaging the coming harvest with all of its fertile abundance. Here in the haunted Hudson Valley, Winter has been lobbing nor’easters our way, with the fourth due tomorrow. This extended coda to the season has brought us […]