The Devil’s Diary XXXI By Draconis Blackthorne Price: $6.66 Wicked Winds blow on this Unholy Night, Witches & Warlocks gathered from all over the black earth meet with Satan emergent, from hellfire in the form of Baphomet! The All-One! Sublime Sins indulged, spells cast as lightning upon ether, etching The Devil’s Mark to materialize according to Will! Possessed of passion’s thrall, the flames of The Pit yield The Gates of The Abyss, passing through & are infernally empowered manifold! Essays by Prometheus & others; open The Black Book of Shadows to enter The Dogym with Kuji-Kiri Rite; cleanse with unholy […]
Today, Christians celebrate their well-worn myth, lifted from earlier pagan religions, of a savior risen from the dead. Some neo-pagans will esteem the relatively obscure female deity, Ēostre. We’re often asked what Satanists might be doing while others honor the “walking dead” Nazarene or a goddess of the dawn? Since we are free of any holiday obligations, we might ignore this date altogether. However, enjoying whatever one finds pleasing from festivities associated with this time of year would also be a proper pursuit for we diabolists. While candy is often a part of this day—and these days there are some yummy […]
Today we’re celebrating the birth of our founder, Anton Szandor LaVey. I’m currently working my way through an archive project that will eventually preserve and document the history of the Church of Satan, which is inextricably linked with the life story of Dr. LaVey. Like many of us, he had some lousy birthdays, some lonely ones, but most of them were pretty good; as he taught the rest of us so well, the best thing to celebrate in life is yourself. Anton LaVey’s well-kept tradition is confirmed by the number of people who remembered his birthday. Every April, dozens and […]
Many Satanists mark today’s seasonal pivot point, for we feel at one with the Earth and its continuing cycles. In the Northern Hemisphere, Spring arrives, replacing Winter’s stasis with life surging in triumphant burgeoning. In the Southern Hemisphere, Autumn shall soon cast its soothing spell after the blaze of Summer, presaging the coming harvest with all of its fertile abundance. Here in the haunted Hudson Valley, Winter has been ebbing slowly, with an occasional day of comforting coziness retreating as the chill season refuses to release its gelid grasp. This extended coda brings greater appreciation for the ever-increasing warmth, and […]
iSatanist Presents: New Stainless Steel Magister Les “Bloodfire” Hernandez Medallions have arrived! In cooperation and by direction of Magister Hernandez, iSatanist is happy to announce that these are now available! 316L Surgical Stainless Steel. Price is only $34.99, and will go up soon! These medallions were set in motion prior to Les passing and we were instructed to make these available to you! Get them while you can!
Sourced from the translations of texts of several cultures, THE SATANIC APOCRYPHA compiles the complete story of SATAN in one book. This volume is a compilation of myths, poems and writings that have inspired or given voice to the story of Satan, from a Satanic perspective, as a single cohesive source of linear storytelling. Published by Aperient Press Invoke your copy NOW from Lulu
A Tribute to Magister Les Hernandez by Warlock Michael K. Silva At 3:30 a.m., February 19, 2019, my very dear and very close friend Magister Les Hernandez lost his fight with cancer. Les was an exemplar of Satanism. He was well-versed in the Satanic philosophy and very articulate when speaking about Satanism, whether through his writings or his interactions with people in person or online via social media. He accomplished a lot in his life, and he lived his life his way and forged his own path. I’ve known Les for nearly forty years, having met him while we were […]
A Fine Day to Celebrate Your Carnality! Perhaps you are aroused to conjure the ancient Roman fertility festival of Lupercalia? Or you might find inspiration via the traditional date to share tokens of romantic love with those who have aroused your passions? For whatever reasons, may all you horny, life-loving devils enjoy a lust-filled day—as well as a musk-filled night—with your exciting, eager partners! It is a fine occasion to responsibly partake of the sensual joys that nature offers for, indeed, we are all animals! —Magus Peter H. Gilmore
In 1992, the US Congress deemed January 16th as Religious Freedom Day in celebration of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom passed on January 16 of 1786. This act is a significant precursor of the Establishment Clause and Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Please follow this link to enjoy pieces done by our members in celebration of this unique holiday.
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 […]