mitch horowitz

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Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

Satanism: The Dark Alternative with Mitch Horowitz  A PEN Award-winning historian and popular voice of esoteric ideas takes a serious and sympathetic look at the “dark side.”  Is your spiritual search stalled? What if individuals have different affinities for different deities, just as we speak of different forms of chemistry or sympathy among people? Who is your deity? It is time to strip away preconceptions, misunderstandings, and historical shibboleths to take a fresh look at the literary, cultural, and metaphysical force that came to be called Satan. Award-winning author Mitch Horowitz opens an entirely fresh window on the idea of […]

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

Mitch Horowitz: Good, Clean Satanism  Occult writer and lecturer Mitch Horowitz reflects on his early impressions of Satanism and rediscovering the writings and philosophy of Anton LaVey. I had once written off Anton as a showman and gifted musician with a instinct for the (virtual) kill. I saw his theology as little more than a secularized bastardization of British occultist Aleister Crowley, with a side of Ayn Rand’s Objectivist ethics and will-to-self thrown in. I was wrong. As I recently discovered in cultural critic and occult explorer Carl Abrahamsson’s stunningly insightful forthcoming study Occulture, Anton had a more fully developed […]