Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet


Tonight, during hours of darkness traditionally noted for legendary Infernal activity, we celebrate the 48th anniversary of the founding of the Church of Satan.

Magus Anton Sandor LaVey’s insightful vision continues to inspire an ever-expanding cohort of creative and intelligent individuals around the globe. We wield Satanism as a precise tool towards fulfilling our lives, confidently directing our destinies while sharing vital existence with cherished fellows. No moment is wasted as we pursue our chosen indulgences to the best of our abilities. We flame and toss the fires about us, warming those near with the energy of our existence.

The consecration of another splendid Black House was celebrated a few nights nights ago in the Hudson Valley, which is swiftly emerging as a “homeland” for those who move in The Devil’s fane. A vibrant throng mingled, kindling both old and new camaraderies. Magister Bob Johnson and his radiant consort were truly splendid hosts who presented diabolical delights galore. 

The pride I feel for those who have embraced the path of self-deification—who have boldly made their pact as members of the Church of Satan—fills me with overwhelming joy. Dr. LaVey would surely share that emotion if he were here to witness your deeds and accomplishments for you fulfill the legacy he conjured. Ladies and gentlemen, you provide tangible testimony to the efficacy of our philosophy by living lives full of joy in abundance, and that is the greatest tribute possible. 

Here at The Black House we raise our glasses and toast your brilliance!

Hail Magus Anton Szandor LaVey!

Hail to the extraordinary members who are the Church of Satan!

Shemhamforash! Hail Satan! So it is done!

—Magus Peter H. Gilmore