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 […]
Underworld Amusements is proud to announce a limited booklet edition of Magus Gilmore’s short story “Zann’s Reprise“, released in honor of his birthday on May 24th, 2019. 66 copies have been signed and numbered by Peter H. Gilmore, High Priest of the Church of Satan. Featuring cover art by Andy Howl and typeset/designed by Kevin I. Slaughter. Available exclusively from Underworld Amusements. From the original release notes: “I’ve been a fan of the works of H.P. Lovecraft since I began reading his tales at about age 10. Being a composer, naturally I was captivated by The Music of Erich Zann […]
Originally compiled for Blanche Barton’s The Church of Satan — as approved by Magus Anton Szandor LaVey — the Church of Satan’s recommended film list is made up of films that LaVey enjoyed or felt exemplified Satanism. As Magus Peter H. Gilmore, High Priest of the Church of Satan, explained to our site earlier his week, there’s no official Church positions on various artforms, since the basis of the Church’s philosophy is individualism. This allows members to have their own personal lists as well as reasons why they feel these movies are on the film list. We’ve been covering several […]
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 […]
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 […]
More event details for Devils Reign IV: All Of Them Witches book release party. Featuring a four act witch burlesque by Freckles Galore, Zia Sandia, Kitty Purrl, & Pixel Winters. December 1st. 6pm to Midnight. Curated by The High Priest of The Church of Satan, Peter H . Gilmore. EVENT TICKETS: WWW.HOWLFTMYERS.COM PRE-ORDERS: WWW.HOWLBOOKS.NET FaceBook Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/320235031890729/
Tuesday, October 30th at 8pm MST Live on YouTube It is finally here! Speak of the Devil presents The Satanic Warlock of the Year LIII A.S. Award Show on Devil’s Night. Join your hosts Reverend Campbell and Magister Dr. Robert Johnson, with a special guest appearance from Magus Peter H. Gilmore, as we celebrate our mutual admiration society, the nominated Satanic Warlocks and our honored Satanic Warlocks, Magister David Harris and Reverend Les Hernandez.
HOWL Books is pleased to announce Devils Reign IV: All of Them Witches art book, curated by Peter H. Gilmore, High Priest of the Church of Satan. The book will feature an introduction by Gilmore and will be accompanied by a foreword by High Priestess Peggy Nadramia. Over 150 artists submitted more than 300 pieces of artwork. Tattooers, comic book artists, painters, illustrators and more, all uploaded work for the project. Including well known artists such as Kerbcrawlerghost, Wes Benscoter, Derek Noble, Pooch, Mamat Ahee, Rotten Fantom, Blial Cabal, Karl Dahmer, Mark Riddick, Clamore Wolfmeyer, Onnie O’Leary, and many […]
Vox Satanae – Episode 400 In this two-part episode Magister Gene is joined by co-host High Priest Peter H. Gilmore. We hear works by Richard Strauss, Béla Bartók, Anton Bruckner, Gustav Mahler, Bernard Herrmann, and Aaron Copland with performances by Christine Goerke, Elza van den Heever, Michaela Schuster, Jay Hunter Morris, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Michelle de Young, Matthias Goerne, The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Jaap van Zweden, The Berlin Philharmonic, Sir Simon Rattle, The Seattle Symphony, Thomas Dausgaard, The Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Isaiah Jackson, The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and Leonard Slatkin. VOX SATANAE – EPISODE #400 […]
Stanford Murder & Definition of Satanism His definition of a satanic murder? “It would have to be committed by two or more people to have some kind of a spiritual or religious connotation, you have to have multiple people involved,” Lanning said. – ABC 7 News, “40 years later, satanic reference still tied to Stanford murder” This definition ignores the importance of determining from what religion the “spiritual or religious” connotation has arisen. Satanism is a carnal, not a spiritual, religion. Our principles are against rape and murder. Even if someone misappropriates our symbols for use in a crime, it does […]