HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM THE BLACK HOUSE! Halloween is a cherished holiday for many Satanists. It can be enjoyed as a time for viewing favorite monster films—we often screen classics made by Universal or Hammer. It may serve as the night one evokes the thrill of “fun fear” by experiencing local “haunted attractions,” be they darkly majestic or simply cobbled together with a sense of spooky fun. It has long been an occasion for wearing masks and costumes that might be sinister, amusing, heroic, or seductive—diabolically revealing personal inclinations hidden from others for the rest of the year. We Satanists encourage […]
CHURCH OF SATAN in lamono #109 Reverend M. A. Mandrake explains the philosophy and history of the Church of Satan in an article accompanied by photographs of The Black House in the Haunted Hudson Valley for Spanish language home magazine lamono. The article is in both English and Spanish and the whole issue can be downloaded as a PDF file.
CALIFORNIA INFERNAL—AVAILABLE FROM JD HOLMES The German paparazzo Walter Fischer lived and worked in California in the late 1950s and 1960s. During this period, he documented the glamour, and, yes, the weirdness of the time and place for a multitude of international magazines. Of the great number of photos he is known for, the private images of Church of Satan founder Anton Szandor LaVey and movie star Jayne Mansfield, separately and together, are the most sought after. He was also privy to, and photographed, many of the events inside LaVey’s “Black House” in San Francisco. This new book from Edda […]
SUPERLATIVE SOLSTICE! From our garden here at The Black House, we offer our Solstice greetings to all in harmony with the Earth’s seasonal changes! In the Northern Hemisphere we embrace the longest day of the year as sultry Summer begins. You folks in the Southern Hemisphere may mark the longest night as Winter begins its chill dominion. Wherever you might be, it is always a delight to celebrate the glories of nature and the abundant pleasures that life offers! Here’s to a splendid new season filled with indulgence galore! —Magus Peter H. Gilmore
Magus Gilmore has added #21 to our FAQ pages regarding The Black House. To elaborate on that, he presents Regarding The Black House and Its Successors which explores the significance of the original Black House of Anton Szandor LaVey as well as the new Black House belonging to he and High Priestess Nadramia. Two new essays have also been posted: Dilute Diabolism: On the Rise of “neo-satanism” There Goes The Neighborhood: Activism and The Devil He has also launched a new interview section titled Full Disclosure where the complete responses he has made to the press will be presented. There are […]