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Behemoth Dark Star Gong

The Year of the Gong

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 […]

Dr. Phibes in the Satanic Film List

Satanic Sources: Anton LaVey’s Film List Refreshed!

What makes a film Satanic? It doesn’t require overt devils and demons. It can be a musical, a crime drama, or even a comedy. Satanic films often have a certain evocative atmosphere. They can be old and almost forgotten or perhaps they’re offensive to society at large. Maybe they are rare and hard to find. These are a few among the many possible traits that can make a film truly Satanic. Magus Anton LaVey‘s list of films, first published in Magistra Blanche Barton‘s THE CHURCH OF SATAN (1990), has been given a perceptive commentary by Warlock G. Edwin Taylor, which […]

The Seventh Satanic Statement - Das Tierdrama Ritual

The Rite Stuff: Anton LaVey’s The Satanic Rituals

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 […]

The Maestro!

Presenting The Maestro!

In honor of Peter H. Gilmore’s monumental 20th anniversary as the High Priest of the Church of Satan, I am proud to present this amazing portrait. The artist Stuart Palm and I have been working on The Satanic Playing Cards and we are nearing completion on the creative design part and will be moving to the manufacturing soon. This is one of the cards and we thought it would make an amazing t-shirt image. The shirts will be a limited run of hand silk screened t-shirts that are made in NYC by a local business at Rockaway Beach. $40.00 Post paid […]

Wicked Walpurgisnacht

Wicked Walpurgisnacht!

This year’s holiday marks the 55th anniversary of the founding of the Church of Satan, and my 20th anniversary of becoming its High Priest. It has been my honor to guide this organization into the 21st Century, maintaining the unadulterated legacy of our founder, Anton Szandor LaVey, in a trajectory that both expands and enhances his vision for the world’s first carnal religion. My focus emphasizes the radical individualism that is the heart of Satanism. My method is to both cultivate and inspire our exemplary members to show the validity of our perspective via their own unique achievements. Our members […]

Our Home World

Earth Day 2021

For Satanists, our carnal religion celebrates every day as Earth Day. We cherish and protect our wondrous home world, with all of its beauties and terrors, and invite you to do the same. If possible, go out of doors and partake of the splendors of Nature—of which you are a vibrant participant! Some musical suggestions to enhance this day: Beethoven’s “Pastorale” Symphony No. 6 presents this brilliant composer’s reactions to Nature—and the first movement’s repetitive use of motivic material is perhaps a precursor to minimalism! Icelandic composer Jon Leifs conjured the sound of a local volcanic eruption in Hekla, which […]

Anton Szandor LaVey and Togare

Hail Anton Szandor LaVey!

Today marks the 91st anniversary of the birth of our founder, Anton Szandor LaVey. Satanists hold one’s natal anniversary to be our own highest of holidays, so many of us take this day to recall the brilliance of the man who, in 1966, launched Satanism as a full-fledged religion. The philosophy he crafted was built on atheism, viewing humans as just another animal—sometimes better but more often worse than the rest who share this wonderful planet with us. Embracing Satan for the adversarial aspect essential to this word, he set forth a conceptual framework for a carnal religion in opposition […]