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Wicked Walpurgisnacht! from the Church of Satan

WICKED WALPURGISNACHT!

Tonight, during hours of darkness traditionally noted for legendary excesses of diabolism, we celebrate the 58th anniversary of the founding of the Church of Satan. Magus Anton Sandor LaVey’s well-wrought philosophy continues to inspire our global cabal of discerning individuals. They craft fulfillment as self-realization, via myriad means, fueled by the world’s premiere carnal religion. While we properly fête our accomplishments over the decades, we note that the Church of Satan is given meaning and reality through the accomplishments of its members. With solemnity, we take this night to mark the recent passing of two of our most esteemed comrades, […]

The Black Flame article - Has Satanism Changed for You Too? by Reverend Campbell

Has Satanism Changed for You Too?

an article & video for The Black Flame—April, LII A.S. When I first heard about The Satanic Bible, I was in 7th grade. It was a frightening and exciting thought, that there would be a bible devoted to Satan’s religion. (I came from a LDS religious background.) My friend, whose brother supposedly had the book, refused to even bring it to school, which only added to the mystery. My first exposure to the religion of Satanism was The Devil’s Notebook, a collection of essays addressing ideas that were new, interesting and thrilling for me to consume and contemplate. This infused […]

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

Has Satanism Changed for You Too?  by Reverend Campbell an article & video for The Black Flame—April, LII A.S. When I first heard about The Satanic Bible, I was in 7th grade. It was a frightening and exciting thought, that there would be a bible devoted to Satan’s religion. (I came from a LDS religious background.) My friend, whose brother supposedly had the book, refused to even bring it to school, which only added to the mystery. My first exposure to the religion of Satanism was The Devil’s Notebook, a collection of essays addressing ideas that were new, interesting and […]

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

Meine dunkle, satanische Liebe The Raven—German language outpost for the Church of Satan—releases a translation of My Dark, Satanic Love, a magical essay by High Priestess Magistra Peggy Nadramia. Originally published in The Black Flame, Volume 4, Numbers 3 & 4, XXVIII A.S. Translation courtesy of the Church of Satan. All rights reserved. Read the English language original here.

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

In Memoriam: Hugh Hefner (1926-2017) He said it best, “The major civilizing force in the world is not religion, it is sex.” And for 91 years no one lived that philosophy better than Playboy magazine founder, exemplary rake, epicurean and de facto Satanist Hugh Marston Hefner who passed away on September 27 at the iconic Playboy Mansion.A free speech warrior and steadfast champion of personal liberty, Hefner built the company into one of the most recognizable American global brands in history encompassing publications, clubs, casinos, film studios, merchandise licensing and the Playboy Foundation that fights censorship and funds human sexuality […]

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

In Memoriam: George A. Romero (1940-2017) Film icon George A. Romero has passed away at the age of 77. His extensive and varied filmography is one of daring and uniqueness and will continue to be studied, enjoyed and admired. Romero shocked audiences in 1968 with his jarringly bleak zombie offering NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. The film’s haunting chiaroscuro, over-the-top violence and surprisingly grim conclusion shocked viewers used to rubber monsters and happy endings. With this film he changed the entire mythology of zombies, turning them from docile, voodoo-created undead into the ravenous, rotting flesh-eaters that have become the expected […]

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

John Milton’s “Paradise Lost” has been announced with Martin Freeman (“The Hobbit” and BBC’s “Sherlock”) producing. Paradise Lost is the 1667 poem which describes the fall of Satan and his seduction of Eve to eat of the Fruit of Knowledge. Attempts have been made in the past to make a live movie with Australian Director Alex Proyas (“The Crow” and “I Robot”), however production stopped due to budget restrictions. Now English company, Dancing Ledge Productions and Martin Freeman are bringing the classic to life via a TV series. Dancing Ledge CEO Laurence Bowen noted that “Paradise Lost is like a […]

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

Speak of the Devil – Reverend Campbell Interviews Magister Robert Lang I have, on occasion, had the privilege of collaborating with like-minded Satanists, and through the course of those interactions I have learned that those of substance do not typically have the time to commit to an active online life. They are either too busy actually living their lives, or their contempt for the denizens of those virtual prisons holds no interest for them. One cannot hope to achieve his goals, or to manifest his desires if compulsively congratulating other social media thralls, after all. The Church of Satan is […]

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 […]