A Redhead Named Peggy Magistra Peggy Nadramia, High Priestess of the Church of Satan, addresses transgender individuals and Satanism in this essay. The Church of Satan has always welcomed LGBTQ individuals. Our featured image and its caption appeared in The Devil’s Avenger (1974). The picture was taken in the ritual chamber of the The Black House during a Witches’ Workshop during the late 1960s.
It’s that time of the year again. Satanists, as much as any members of a religious body and probably more so, look forward to our Spring holiday with a certain wicked anticipation and joy. Winter is over; we can travel, gather together, and old bonds are reinforced while new ones are made. Others prefer to mark the holiday with more solitary pursuits, and the little experiments that were bubbling away in our laboratories are given life and come shambling into the light. Anton LaVey had it right when he shaped our annual calendar around two holidays that coincide with the […]
Today we’re celebrating the birth of our founder, Anton Szandor LaVey. I’m currently working my way through an archive project that will eventually preserve and document the history of the Church of Satan, which is inextricably linked with the life story of Dr. LaVey. Like many of us, he had some lousy birthdays, some lonely ones, but most of them were pretty good; as he taught the rest of us so well, the best thing to celebrate in life is yourself. Anton LaVey’s well-kept tradition is confirmed by the number of people who remembered his birthday. Every April, dozens and […]
A music video by Jimmy Psycho in celebration of the fourth book and exhibition in the series curated by Magus Peter H. Gilmore and produced and designed by Reverend Andy Howl: THE DEVILS REIGN: ALL OF THEM WITCHES. Jimmy Psycho performs his arrangement of Rosemary’s Lullaby, written by Christopher Komeda as part of his score for Polansky’s film ROSEMARY’S BABY. High Priestess Peggy Nadramia sings the melody and Magus Peter H. Gilmore speaks the lyrics he wrote that follow the tune, extolling the images you’ll see in the video of sorceresses conjured by the artists who contributed to this new […]
Wicked Walpurgisnacht! The High Priest and I extend our warmest wishes for Walpurgisnacht to Satanists everywhere, and to the world at large. Tonight we celebrate over five decades of standing against herd conformity and thought, and against the strictures of slave religions that wish to tell their constituents who they should and must be. It’s been a long, cold winter here in the Northeast where we make our home. Now that the ice and snow have let go their hold on our natural environment, it’s impossible not to notice the annual signs of renewal and how they inspire our own […]
Meine dunkle, satanische Liebe The Raven—German language outpost for the Church of Satan—releases a translation of My Dark, Satanic Love, a magical essay by High Priestess Magistra Peggy Nadramia. Originally published in The Black Flame, Volume 4, Numbers 3 & 4, XXVIII A.S. Translation courtesy of the Church of Satan. All rights reserved. Read the English language original here.
The Satanic Mass — A Shot Heard Round the World High Priestess Peggy Nadramia details the history behind the recording of the Satanic Mass, the circumstances around the cancelled live performance at The Black House, and its many re-releases. While the liner notes on later versions cite the influence this album had on heavy metal bands, their imagery and lyrics, there is no rock music here. It’s old-timey music, classical music, carnival music. It’s LaVey’s music, and it’s there to support and enhance the ritual texts. The original pressing admonishes the listener to darken the room, burn black candles, envision […]
Tonight! The Devil’s Rain Film Screening 8 PM / HOWL Gallery / Tattoo 4162 Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 Free event, 21+ Only HOWL presents a special one night only screening of the drive-in cult classic The Devil’s Rain, starring Ernest Borgnine and William Shatner, with technical advisor and appearance by Anton Szandor LaVey. Includes John Travolta’s film debut at age 21. We will also have guest speakers Peter H. Gilmore and Peggy Nadramia, High Priest and Priestess of The Church of Satan. They were both interviewed this year for the new bluray release of the film by Severin Films that we […]
The Devil’s Rain Limited Edition Bundles (Slipcase & Pendant) Now Available! One of the most notorious drive-in shockers of the ‘70s now restored in HD for the first time ever! Featuring Behind-the-Scenes interviews with the Church of Satan, including High Priest Peter H. Gilmore, High Priestess Peggy Nadramia, and Magistra Blanche Barton. Select bundles include an exclusive Church of Satan approved Corbis Pendant from iSatanist. Don’t miss out on the limited slipcase edition! Take an all-star cast – including William Shatner, Ernest Borgnine, Eddie Albert, Keenan Wynn, Tom Skerritt, Ida Lupino and even John Travolta in his movie debut – […]
DER RABE Der offizielle Aussenposten der Church of Satan für den deutschsprachigen Raum ist stets bemüht, die Schriften und Essays unserer Mitglieder vom Englischen ins Deutsche zu übersetzen. In den unten stehenden Links finden Sie die neusten Essays verschiedener Mitglieder. Unter anderem lesen Sie die Essay von Magus Peter H. Gilmore „Nein, wir haben keinen Okkultismus“ und Magistra Peggy Nadramia „Über die Rolle des Rituals im Leben eines Satanisten“. Auch lassen wir Magister Bill M. und Reverend M. Mandrake zu Wort kommen und lesen gespannt die Definition über Satanismus und Warum eine „Gratis“-Satanische Bibel unsatanisch ist. Magus Peter H. Gilmore […]
New York is Hell: Thinking and Drinking in the Beautiful Beast Benjamin DeCasseres (1873-1945) was an Ironist, Critic, Poet, Epigrammist, Polemicist, God. He announced his candidacy for mayor of New York as a “Cubist Candidate” in 1913, vowing to “legalize human frailties,” among other fine ideas. He was a comrade of H.L. Mencken, Charles Fort, James Huneker, George Sterling, Don Marquis and is a distant relative of Spinoza. His writing was published in a wide range of periodicals from Benjamin Tucker’s radical anarchist Liberty, to the mainstream Life. He could be found in the pages of the New York Times, […]
Speak of the Devil – Reverend Campbell Interviews Magus Peter H. Gilmore & Magistra Peggy Nadramia Watch Now! https://youtu.be/wrcgGTgJ2-8 Speak of the Devil – Reverend Campbell Interviews Magus Peter H. Gilmore & Magistra Peggy Nadramia about the challenges of administering a religion in our modern age. The Church of Satan created Satanism the religion in 1966, and in the last 51 years our society has changed dramatically from basic telecommunications to the internet of things! Join us as we dissect the challenges, changes and opportunities these last 51 years have brought. Magus Peter H. Gilmore has a blog where he […]