Brothers and Sisters,
I wanted to share a few of my Q & A posts from my Tumblr blog. Enjoy!
Until next time,
It has been a while since I shared my thoughts and Satanic musings with the populous. It has been a challenging year with many twists and turns along the way. I needed to decompress and recenter my reality. Now that is behind me, I look forward to once again sharing my opinions with my readers.
I would like to post some interesting tidbits from around the world of Satanism, as the media’s impression of course. Satanists and Devil Worshipers are always “easy scapegoats” for deranged killers, self-centered egomaniacs and those suffering from mental illness. It is easier to assign blame to those on the fringes of society that to admit “anyone is capable of unspeakable deeds”. This is the same reason so many witches have died at the hands of the self-proclaimed “righteous”.
The reverse is also true. There are those who claim “the Devil made me do it” and the media will gladly corroborate because “Satan sells”. All stories need a nemesis; who better than the very one attempting to bring truth? Any lie containing elements of truth makes for a more believable lie; one the media gladly promulgates.
No man’s a jester playing Shakespeare
Round your throne room floor,
While the juggler’s act is danced upon
The crown that you once wore.*
I had a very interesting conversation with a Brother Satanist who was recently initiated into our coven. As with most new initiates, he is like a sponge, absorbing every work and gesture of all things Satanic. I greatly enjoy discussing Satan and the beliefs of our groups. In our digital world, it is easy to forget we are social animals and as such, we reach out to those holders of knowledge in an effort to grasp information. He asked why I thought mainstream society has yet to embrace true Satanism and Demonolatry. As for my thoughts on the matter, I believe the Devil owns the future. Let me explain.
In order for humans to evolve, two elements must be present: intelligence and receptivity. You can probably draw some parallels from both elements and may believe them synonymous however, they are far from (even vaguely) being interdependent.
As humans continue to devolve into a permanent stupor, the species moves further from knowledge into pure fatuousness. From the mind-numbing “reality” entertainment consumed in mass quantities to those who are so desperate to be accepted as a single-syllable ‘gangsta’, humans move further down the evolution scale. These are the suburban ‘kids’ who are pretending to be something they are not.
The brain is an organ that requires “use” in order to properly develop. Stimulation may be received from countless sources however, lack of stimulation and disuse quickly leads to lethargy. The message and underlying logic of information received begins to be too arduous to decipher. This process can certainly be reversed however it will require more effort exerted by the person. It is a slippery slope indeed.
In the extreme polar opposite, we find the Über Intelligent; the class above which are only the geniuses who, while applying the Explicit Formula for the Fibonacci Sequence in their head, struggle to grasp basic humanistic concepts. While these individuals have the capacity to understand unseen energy and power of the mind, they are not receptive to the premise. For them, a realm that defies mathematical or other scientific logic is absurd and abstractly implausible.
Just like the “Satan” created by Milton, it is a complex subject that can’t be fully explained with only 1000 words. I’ll say those who are attentive will know when the next evolution begins………and ends.
Until next time,
“We simply cannot conceal from ourselves what’s really expressed by that total will which received its direction from the ascetic ideal: this hate against what is human, and even more against animality, even more against material things—this abhorrence of the senses, even of reason, this fear of happiness and beauty, this longing for the beyond away from all appearance, change, becoming, death, desire, even longing itself—all this means, let’s have the courage to understand this, a will to nothingness, an aversion to life, a revolt against the most fundamental preconditions of life—but it is and remains a will!”
Friedrich Nietzsche – On the Genealogy of Morals
(Translated by Ian Johnston)
Happenstance is a deep-seeded belief for many and yet, will differentiates humans from the other animals of this planet. There are those who believe in destiny, divine intervention or similar cognitive assurances that “good will always overpower evil” however, the only mechanism for removing impediments, to allow the fulfillment of human desire, is “action”. Something must occur; a force must be applied at greater measure than the resistance to facilitate a change. Without will, force is neglected and reality becomes absent of evolution…….of change. This concept is better explained in the latin “status quo ante bellum”.
All forces of energy have a natural season. It is a cycle visualized as a histogram; the Central Limit Theorem tightly clusters instances around the mean, providing somewhat of a statistical assurance (or at least an assumption). Just as the tides ebb and flow (connected to lunar cycles) and the sun makes an appearance on cue, there is surety of such occurrences to some extent. Humans cannot prevent some events by pure virtue of will. For it is what we do and when we do it that allows us to benefit from such knowledge and expectations.
Cro-Magnon man used tools such as weapons, built huts, wove cloths from skins and created the first known calendar used to foretell the seasons that allowed the Cro-Magnon man to apply force at the optimum time to facilitate the greatest return for energy expended. This exploitation of “what was sure to occur” enabled the evolution of our species. Without learning and applying the will, our human lineage may have been ‘snuffed out’ in Germany’s Neander Valley, long before.
As humans continue to evolve, our tools have become sharper, faster, efficient and more deadly enabling us to expend less effort for a greater return. As with any science, our use of magical operations continuously evolve allowing the will to be actioned through the dimension removed from the conscious “known”. A hammer will drive a nail only when the force needed to facilitate a change in reality is applied. The magical arts are no different. The practitioner greatly increases his / her return and exponentially improves the expected results when aligning magical energy with knowledge and opportunity.
For example, our ritual calendar provides a chronological (and visual) reference indicating the most opportune times for specific magical operations. All Hallows Eve is the best time for necromancy and conjurations. It is during this “season” that the veil separating our world and the Paradox Dimension is thinnest. The practitioner can certainly perform these operations at a different time of the year however, the return will be greatly diminished. A farmer can certainly plant crops in November (willpower and determination) but the resulting harvest (if any) will be dismal. Willpower and opportunity must be applied for success. My audio blog at The Coven provides more information and suggestions to increase your magical returns.
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Until next time,
Thank you for your support over the years!!
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Life is short, time is an enemy and happiness is fleeting. There is one thing you can do to in your pursuit of happiness…………be truthful with yourself.
Any religion will set boundaries and limitations for you but for the Satanist, we do not “limit” nor do we judge.
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TRUTH………give it a try.
Brothers and Sisters of the Left Hand Path,
You may have noticed my absence from the blog………I needed a break from all public life. With my [past] manager’s indiscretions, I summarily fired all but my closest and most loyal colleagues, took a pound of flesh from Cohen’s wallet and ended his career with his legacy of a “Thief”. I found myself at the end of an era; needing closure and time to heal the emotional wounds. Continue reading
Humans are social animals and as such, we all seek approval and acceptance from our peers and friends. We as animals certainly want to fit into a clique or circle and it is important for us to seek out those who are like us or seem to be similar to us by certain attributes. The Satanic “Coven” is a prime example of like-minded individuals who come together to accomplish certain goals or tasks because they enjoy one another’s company and that which they are doing together. A coven is some what a family unit; you may have that older and perhaps ‘wiser’ Matriarch or Patriarch who keeps the group focused and moving together with solidarity toward the groups goals. You may also have those who are like sisters and brothers. The younger generation is also represented as those who have come of age and are now flexing their magical wings as they set about on their path.
The Satanic coven is a cohesive unit that should be a functional group. Roles and responsibilities are very important within the coven and also the norms of the group (the acceptable behaviors) should be established in order for everyone to feel comfortable. In intimate situations or environments, the coven can be a source of support, joy and true friendship. The coven can also devolve into contention, disarray and the lack of guidance and supervision will cause the coven to reach the point of dismantling.
We are all on a life-long journey of discovery. Even those who have practiced the Satanic Arts for a lifetime, should be constantly searching for better processes, higher enlightenment and the revelation of illusive knowledge. As we live, so shall we learn and master new techniques and methods. We, in turn, pass this information to the generations coming after us in history. We sow, reap and re-sow; making the Satanic landscape fertile for the future.
Satanism and Devil Worship are often misunderstood concepts for the public at large. Anton LaVey was a pioneer, bringing the Dark Arts out of the closet however, Anton was clearly an atheist. There is nothing wrong with a person believing (or not believing) in conformance with others yet, the “face of Satanism” is always seen as “LaVeyan”. For the most part, his beliefs leave true Searchers ’empty'; at least that is what the emails I receive seem to indicate. So where does one go when the he / she travels suddenly ends? Continue reading
As a Satanist, I am a messenger of unflinching truth for Satan; the great Dragon. From abstract to reality, evil courses through my imperfect veins. I offer praise to Him as illumination of my Left Hand Path is found in His presence. There are many people who claim to have knowledge of Satanic rituals, yet they glamorize the atheistic view of Satanism. It is a slap in the face to Satan and His Demons; from hall to Satanic Altar. Freedom is offered to those who wish to fulfill his / her desires and, as a byproduct, happiness through indulgence. Finding the Satanic “center” is paramount for the long and winding journey. Call forth those awaiting the summons. Hail the gothic, ancient Master and Keeper of the Gate. Collect the flesh for the flames.
“Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When searching for your belief in Satanism, you will try various approaches until you finally find what is right for you. I know; I have said this many, many times before however this topic always returns to the forefront of inquisitive emails I receive from readers. Some have read one paragraph from my blog and they are ready to ask a million questions. I try to answer their questions or at least send them a link to a blog post that will give them the information they seek. Hey, I’m a nice guy………..but more than that, I remember my past and how I endured some “know it all” belligerent pricks who loved to hear themselves talk much more than anyone was interested in hearing. Continue reading