Rebels Without Cause, Part II. Here the good Magus outlines the difference between Hedonism and Epicureanism, examines our dictum: “Indulgence – NOT compulsion” and explains why the Satanist is “Epicurean” in his worldly pursuit of pleasure and not just another common, mindless hedonist. From “compulsive dissidents” to reformation fetishists… from foolhardy outsider detractors to in-house “house masochists,” Magus Gilmore addresses the gaggles of Rebels Without Cause.
I have written essays on both the first and tenth anniversaries of the 9/11 tragedy. You can read both by clicking this link. On this 20th anniversary of what I still consider to be a prime example of the murderous madness of theism, I note without surprise that, over these two ensuing decades, ongoing acts of terror—of lesser scope and scale—have been perpetrated for a panoply of motivations. Terrorism, as opposed to the more formal aggression of declared and fought wars, is specifically directed at people simply going about their lives, whose sacrifices have done little to raise anyone’s consciousness […]
“Natural Hierarchy: As Above, So Below” Are there “Witches” and “Warlocks” in the Church? What happens when one becomes a Registered Member and how does one elevate in grade? What does the Priesthood do? In this essay, the High Priest opens up in detail on the hierarchical structure of the Church of Satan. Explaining the history of the degree system; what titles/degrees there are and what offices these assume. Masterful Slaves Dominance? Submission? The Satanic perspective on leaders and followers, “tops” and “bottoms” and sadists and masochists…Are Satanists—”sadists?” Do Satanists look down upon or favor “submissive” types? Can one be […]
From the Draconian Radio Broadcast Pulpit with the Reverend Count MoriVond, it’s the latest installment of Magus Peter H. Gilmore’s THE SATANIC SCRIPTURES: “On Elaboration and Justice.” Marking the growth and development of the organization, Magus Gilmore readdresses the 6 phases of our movement—through our Pentagonal Revisionism statement and beyond. For more readings of this work from my “Draconian Radio Broadcast Pulpit” check in Sunday mornings. To show your support of the DRACONIAN RADIO BROADCAST PULPIT readings consider making a purchase at my Redbubble store.
Devils Reign art book producer, tattoo artist, and Church of Satan Reverend Andy Howl will be appearing at the inaugural Tabernacle of Oddities expo in Ybor City, Tampa. Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th, August 2021. Andy will have Devils Reign books and merchandise available for sale and will also be tattooing a selection of his traditional Satanic blackwork designs. The Devils Reign is an ongoing hardcover art book series curated by Church of Satan High Priest, Peter H.Gilmore. The series features more than 400 world famous painters, tattoo artists, and illustrators, along with both emerging artists and members of The […]
From Reverend Count MoriVond’s “Draconian Radio Broadcast Pulpit” – more readings of Magus Gilmore’s The Satanic Scriptures. We continue with the High Priest’s essay “Diabolus in Musica” in five parts, where various classical composers of Satanic interest are discussed. Followed by the essays “Idol Pleasures,” “Hell Of A Town,” a tribute to Satanism’s founder: Anton Szandor LaVey and finally a succinct tribute to the birthplace of the Church of Satan: The Black House on California Street in San Francisco. Diabolus in Musica I Diabolus in Musica II Diabolus in Musica III Diabolus in Musica IV Diabolus in Musica V Idol […]
In celebration of my 63rd birth anniversary today, I’m posting a new article titled: “Bang Your Gong! A Guide to the Use of Gongs in Satanic Ritual.” This just past Walpurgisnacht—the 55th anniversary of the founding of the Church of Satan and my 20th anniversary of becoming its High Priest—members and dear friends conspired to surprise me with an intimate gathering during which I was presented with a magnificent tam-tam, 40 inches in diameter. A sturdy and elegant stand as well as a collection of mallets accompanied this powerful instrument, which is a sheer delight to play. In my college years […]
To celebrate this Walpurgisnacht, I am publishing the introduction I wrote for THE SATANIC RITUALS. A South American publisher of exquisite volumes is releasing authorized versions in Spanish of both THE SATANIC BIBLE and THE SATANIC RITUALS. Since it had none, I was asked to write an introduction to the latter book, and I completed it on January 13 in 2020. The Spanish translation of this essay—“The Rite Stuff”—will appear in the new release, which may only be for sale in specific South American nations. More information will be forthcoming when these books emerge. For now, you can read my […]