The Disabled Satanist or What to do When One’s Legs Never Quite Worked Right by Warlock Robert J. Leuthold “In answer to the critics, the willfully ignorant, and the naysayers: Yes, the disabled can be Satanists, and resoundingly so.” Read the full essay here.
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 […]
Today, in honor of Magus Gilmore’s 62nd Birthday, Satanme is releasing his 1982 painting Goat of Mendes as a full-sized print in multiple configurations. Because of this image’s “adult nature,” you must be 18 years old to purchase this print. The actual product will not contain the “Censored” graphics you see here to make it safe for social media. “My painting Goat of Mendes was inspired by both the infamous Éliphas Lévi Baphomet drawing published in Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie, 1856, and its face by a work of Austin Osman Spare which appeared on the cover of MAN, MYTH […]
Being in the midst of a global pandemic arouses a keen awareness of the fragility of our civilization and the ephemerality of human life. People regularly die from varied causes, at rates that most ignore during the pursuit of their personal goals. But news of additional demises beyond the normal tally should jog us into a rude awareness: One can lose the precious gift of living in ways that otherwise might be avoided when an infectious disease is making the rounds. We Satanists do not believe in any form of afterlife—no after life mints for anyone! We generally do all […]
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 […]
Now on Vimeo On-Demand! Carl Abrahamsson’s splendid documentary film, ANTON LAVEY — INTO THE DEVIL’S DEN, is a thorough, comprehensive, and continually evolving experience, evoking the myriad aspects of The Doktor himself. These are reflected in meticulous interviews with people who had deep connections with him, rather than some opining distant analysts or skeptical nay-sayers. The film is kaleidoscopic, full of fresh and potent imagery that surely will delight LaVey aficionados and should also ensorcell those new to that Infernal Den in which a number of us were all delighted to be welcomed. We look forward to presenting its US […]
An American Satan by Aram Garriga will debut at the Sitges Film Festival this October. Running time 72′ Language: English Documentary/Religion Founded in 1966 in California by a former organist and lion tamer named Anton Szandor LaVey, the Church of Satan has often been surrounded by mysteries, scandals and moral panics. Some of today’s active members of the church and other free-styled Satanists will share their views, memories, ritual practices and personal stories about how they got involved with Satanic religion and what are the false myths that still surround the movement. An immersive journey into one the most fascinating […]
Self-Realization —The Essence of Satanism From Magus Peter H. Gilmore’s new essay: Satan in mythology and literature was often portrayed as a proponent of the forbidden, the taboo, the clandestine, so he felt that this was the rational and only truly Satanic perspective that must be part of his fledgling organization’s philosophy. “Deviancy” to Anton LaVey was a virtue, not a defamation. And so the Church of Satan as a point of policy has always joyously included the deviants and outsiders on their own terms—the “alien” part of “the alien elite.” Read the full essay here.
As has become my tradition, on the anniversaries of my birth I post something from my archive of creative works for those who are interested in my music, fiction, and art. This year, on my 61st birthday, I offer my Sonata Infernale et Romantique—a single movement work for piano recorded by the brilliant Dr. Mark Birnbaum, who gave its premiere in 1998 at the memorial concert for Magus Anton Szandor LaVey that we produced a year after his passing. Please follow this link to read my program notes and to download the sonata—there are both MP3 and M4A files. Last […]