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Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

9 Questions, 9 Satanic Answers – Magister Carl Abrahamsson Conducted & Translated by Der Rabe Hello Carl. Thank you for taking the time to give an interview to Der Rabe. As a starter, how would you explain Satanism to someone who comes again and again with the same old arguments like child molestation, animal sacrifice, and church burnings, to name but a few? It is after all difficult to make it clear to these bigoted humans and also to the media that this is bollocks. I think the main thing to do is point to the web site of the Church of […]

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

Philip Glass: Symphony No. 11 — Premiere Impressions After the completion of his ninth symphony in 2011, Philip Glass felt that he needed to complete a tenth to avoid the “curse” of not getting past nine numbered and completed symphonies alleged to have dogged composers writing after Beethoven and his mighty nine. Of course that is simply a myth and many composers of symphonies move past nine without any problem. The idea may have been originally promulgated by Gustav Mahler. He resisted calling Das Lied von der Erde—a song-based symphony—his ninth, and then he died in the process of working […]

The Black Flame article - Misunderstood, Misrepresented & Malpracticed – A Satanic Warlock on Satanic Magic by Reverend Campbell

Misunderstood, Misrepresented & Malpracticed – A Satanic Warlock on Satanic Magic

an article & video for The Black Flame—December, LI A.S. Magic is the bloodstream of the universe. Forget all you know, or think you know. All that you require is your intuition. – High Aldwin; Willow, 1988 I found myself paralyzed. I was physically and emotionally paralyzed with marvel as I watched the M1A1 Abrams tank fire it’s first round downrange and the atmosphere itself react. I could see the soundwaves of the burst as it rippled out from the cannon, spreading in all directions through space-time. Passing by and crashing against everything around it. Moving everything lacking the strength […]

Satan Loves Queers

by Witch Josie Gallows an article for The Black Flame—November, LI A.S. Many a street preacher has screamed “God Hates Fags” to pedestrians. Homosexuals and gender outlaws have been the scapegoats of religionists both moderate and extreme, and for thousands of years. As always men make God in their own image, rather than the reverse. It turns out he’s viciously petty and has a stake in the private ongoings of everyone, both great and inconsequential. I think it’s time for the symbolic response that “Satan Loves Queers.” It’s appropriately antagonistic, since many deviants have been compelled to argue within the […]

The Black Flame article - “You Are Not The Sum of Those That Follow You” or “Social Media is Not Satanic” by Reverend Campbell

“You Are Not The Sum of Those That Follow You” or “Social Media is Not Satanic”

an article & video for The Black Flame—August, LI A.S.  In the early and mid 1960’s, Elvis Presley was surrounded by his most trusted & loved friends, family and fans. Hype men and women had led him to believe that he was the most popular star in the world. It wasn’t until Elvis began filming his ‘68 Comeback Special that he was served the cold hard truth. He had fallen into obscurity and no one really cared about his music. He walked down the street with nary a second glance from the other street dwellers. He had inadvertently surrounded himself […]

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

In Search of… Training by Warlock Tengu an article for The Black Flame—July, LI A.S. There is an endless sea of martial arts styles from around the world. Each style, or system was designed for either self-protection from would be invaders, the preservation of an ancestral tradition or for the development of warriors used to conquer other regions via force. Some systems began as one type and evolved towards cultural preservation as warring periods subsided. There are general aspects to look for when searching for a martial art to indulge oneself in. A tremendous amount of time and effort can […]

The Black Flame article - I, Superman by Reverend Campbell

I, Superman

an article for The Black Flame—July, LI A.S. (Video Included) “You look up when you wish to be exalted. And I look down because I am exalted.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra My earliest memories center around coloring books. There was something about bringing a page to life through a crayon, marker, pen or pencil that excited me. My favorite coloring book was Superman. The way his muscles bulged as he lifted a car or the speed lines that trailed him as he raced to save someone in distress. I was a part of his experience. I literally colored […]

WHAT DO SATANISTS BELIEVE?

WHAT DO SATANISTS BELIEVE? by Magister Nemo an article for The Black Flame—July, LI A.S. What do Satanists believe? Actually nothing at all! A belief is an assumption about what you think is true. Satanism is actually based on DOUBTING the so-called “common sense” beliefs of the world and then operating from that questioning attitude. This is truly one of the few religions that is NOT based on BELIEVING things. It is based on questioning things and that includes even questioning our own questioning! Satanists do not subscribe to absolute CERTAINTY. CERTAINTY is reserved for the religious fanatics who have […]

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

An Interview with James Kent of Perturbator by Reverend Raul Antony a feature for The Black Flame—June, LI A.S. I first heard Perturbator almost exactly a year ago while editing a highly rated review for Dangerous Days at Heathen Harvest. The writer described a faux-retro synthwave album that melds cyberpunk aesthetics with the neon-cool atmosphere of Drive, with an evil supercomputer named “Satan” thrown in the mix. Being a long-time fan of electronic music, cyberpunk, and the films of Nicolas Winding Refn, I couldn’t help be feel like someone formed an album specifically for me. Keeping my solipsism in check wasn’t hard. […]

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

Satanists Aren’t Always Perfect by Satanist Alyssa Ross an article for The Black Flame—June, LI A.S. I’d like to reflect on a quote from Peter H. Gilmore found in his Satanic Scriptures. Essentially, it reads: “As Satanists, we strive for perfection, but sometimes fall into negative patterns.” This hits particularly close to home for me and has renewed my strength and confidence in myself. It takes strength to recognize when one is falling into negative patterns, and even more strength to pull oneself out of those negative patterns.  When one is on a course of self-destruction, it is up to […]

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

THOU SHALT NOT COMMIT ADULTHOOD The Creation of the Church of Satan Playset — A Fisher Price Parody. by Warlock William J. Butleran article for The Black Flame—June, LI A.S. (Video) In my earliest memories toys have always held a special place in my heart. The designs appealed to me visually, themes and colors were alluring to my taste, taking possession of my interest wholeheartedly. They inspired a magical fascination in me. What was this sorcery and why was I so enthralled by its enchantment? I know, I know. It was a well constructed capitalist plot of companies that had researched and deployed their […]

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

What has Satanism Done for You?… by Warlock Robert Leutholdan article for The Black Flame—June, LI A.S. Detractors of legitimate Satanism like to pose this question quite frequently. This is seen usually in online forums or other ways of electronic communication, after it’s been seen that their “Devil Fandom” doesn’t fly. Satanism as codified by Anton LaVey, as well as the Church of Satan’s membership, only does what you allow it to do. Allow me to clarify this concept quite bluntly. And, though I am a Warlock, I do not claim to speak for my church’s administration or priesthood—only myself. […]