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Black Lives Matter march outside the Black House

Seeking Justice: On Accountability and Transparency by Reverend Joel Ethan

Those familiar with Satanism, clearly articulated in decades of our literature, should understand our philosophy’s stance regarding the murder of an innocent man and the abuse of power currently being protested across the country—we find it appalling. We recognize the historical importance of recent events and, in the same way the Stonewall Uprising ignited societal change, we consider these actions will possibly lead to a more accountable system of justice. …The Church of Satan has always made it clear that a Satanist’s politics should be their own. We refuse to treat our membership like brainless sheep, in desperate need of […]

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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 […]

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CHURCH OF SATAN CELEBRATES RELIGIOUS FREEDOM DAY  The Church of Satan has openly offered an individualist, atheism-based, carnal alternative to the world’s spiritual doctrines for the past 51 years and we expect to be able to continue welcoming fellow iconoclasts for centuries to come. Many of our members find it relevant to embrace today’s American national holiday, for it stands as a challenge to any one belief system enforcing hegemony over others as well as the bigotry of “one true way” believers.  In the past and present, our adherents have been met with hostility because of their chosen philosophy, hence supporting […]

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10 Questions About Happiness: Rev. M.A Mandrake Satanism is no different than other religions in the sense that it’s members are seeking happiness. The only difference between Satanism and many other main-stream religions is the emphasis of worship: while other religions place an emphasis on deities and higher powers, Satanism places the emphasis on the Self – the idea that we are, essentially, our own Gods. Satanism is a highly individualistic religion that supports indulgence and freedom, but also a mutual respect for other individuals.I reached out to “The Church of Satan” in hope to interview one of their members, […]

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INDEPENDENT interviews REVEREND ASHLEY S. PALMER Reverend Ashley Palmer, founder of ASPculture.com, clarifies misunderstandings while presenting the truth about Satanism and the Church of Satan.

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STIRNER: THE UNIQUE AND ITS PROPERTY “Some call it The Anarchists’ Bible, others call it The Billionaires’ Bible”—Benjamin R. Tucker Buy from Amazon (choose location): US | CA | UK | DE | FR | IT More information: TheUniqueAndItsProperty.com Max Stirner was branded the Devil’s advocate in 1845 because the challenge to the powers-that-be was so great. His book was immediately banned by governments, became anathema among the churches and not even the Socialists or Humanists felt safe from his wrath. His book The Unique and Its Property was condemned as shaking the “cornerstones of all moral and social life.” […]

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WICKED WALPURGISNACHT!  As we’ve entered into our second half century, the vitality of the Church of Satan is boldly apparent. We Satanists engage our minds, setting our Wills towards remaking our worlds so that joy flourishes and is shared with those whom we cherish. For our audience, our thriving news page offers examples of creativity in abundance—Satanism in action. We gathered last year on this date to celebrate the temporal landmark of our 50th anniversary, an inspirational catalyst for many. And so accomplishments continually multiply as the diverse means our fellows have mastered are cultivated towards enriching ends. Some are […]

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Egoism: The First Two Volumes 1890-1892 by Georgia & Henry Replogle (Author), Kevin I. Slaughter (Introduction)8th issue of the egoist journal Stand Alone (2016).212 pages, 8.5×11″, Perfect bound Amazon | Amazon UK | Underworld Amusements Egoism was the first journal explicitly based on Egoist ideas in the English language, and was published by individualist anarchists Georgia and Henry Replogle beginning in 1890. An advertisement from the period stated: Its purpose is the improvement of social existence from the standpoint of intelligent self-interest. To gain recognition of the fact, and popularize the idea, that self-pleasure can be the only motive of […]

Satan Loves Queers

by Witch Josie Gallows an article for The Black Flame—November, LI A.S. Many a street preacher has screamed “God Hates Fags” to pedestrians. Homosexuals and gender outlaws have been the scapegoats of religionists both moderate and extreme, and for thousands of years. As always men make God in their own image, rather than the reverse. It turns out he’s viciously petty and has a stake in the private ongoings of everyone, both great and inconsequential. I think it’s time for the symbolic response that “Satan Loves Queers.” It’s appropriately antagonistic, since many deviants have been compelled to argue within the […]

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OUTBURSTS OF EVERETT TRUE Join Trevor Blake and Kevin I. Slaughter at Mother Foucault’s Bookshop at 3:30 on May 1st. Sign up to attend at the Facebook event page.

Texxx speaks with Magister Slaughter about his many projects. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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UNION OF EGOISTS  Introducing the Union of Egoists, a biographical, historical, bibliographic and inspirational resource for autodidacts and vagabonds alike. A project initiated by Trevor Blake (Confessions of a Failed Egoist & Max Stirner Bibliography) and Kevin I. Slaughter (A Bible Not Borrowed from the Neighbors: Essays and Aphorisms on Egoism). The first Egoist Max Stirner, Egoist Feminist Dora Marsden, defacto Satanist Benjamin DeCasseres, Social Darwinist Ragnar Redbeard and soap-box Superman Malfew Seklew are a few of the members of this Union of Egoists. Blake has described Egoism as being the claim that the individual is the measure of all things. In ethics, in epistemology, in aesthetics, in society, the […]