In the role of satanic Magus, I often have followers of the LHP confide in me and seek my advice. I willingly assist whenever possible, as my mission is to further the cause of Satanism world-wide. I especially enjoy helping those "searchers" who know there is something more out there than the dictates of the established church or other "slave / master" arrangements.
As with anything new, the searchers are apprehensive, suspicious and uncertain as to what Satanism is all about and especially the motives of our groups. More than this, the searcher is looking to fill that void in their heart and soul that desperately needs to be satiated. When a searcher takes that all-important first step, it is a step of faith: they are saying "I know there is more out there and I want more!"
Most are a bit surprised when I tell them there are no requirements to join our groups, they are not required to read and swear to a set of rules or regulations and they are not "directed" to pay any membership fees or other costs. For most, this in itself is quite refreshing; especially for those coming to us from the Christ-based religions. These social clubs always have their hand out (or in the pocket of unwitting individuals) from the very beginning. Their philosophy is based upon "revenue" and the more the better.
The next pleasant aspect for the follower is the fact Satanism is "individual"; meaning a follower can practice the craft alone or in a group. Satanism is more about what is right for the individual and if it feels right, IT IS RIGHT. No one will judge the person for what they do or say when it comes to their method. In my experience, searchers are very attracted to magic and the rewards of diligent practice of the dark arts. The questions quickly shift to that subject.
It is always enjoyable for me to speak with someone and open their eyes to the resources available to them and the support network that can (and will if they wish) be available to them during their journey. Satanists are social animals (as LaVey pointed out) and we long for the physical contact and interactions of other like-minded people. I am happy to say over the past 20+ years, I have had strong support and have reciprocated with those from every walk of life that are Satanists.
These searchers often quickly decide if they will continue their journey or not. The name "Satanism" alone is too much for some to accept. Others want all the benefits but want to just dabble in "Satanism"; which I always strongly discourage. Some are afraid and suddenly change their demeanor to that of the "Big Man / Woman" complex; suddenly turning into a "witness" for some religion and wanting to rescue me from Hell!?!?!?!?! LOL
It is their defense mechanism and I do understand that completely……..I do not need to be rescued from anything or anyone. That happened many years ago when I found Satanism!
I am not a social worker, nor do I truly give a shit about most people. I am a Satanist and will work to further the cause of all things satanic but if a person wants to become a Satanist, I am glad to assist.
For those who have questions, I am happy to correspond with you and answer any questions I can. Simply drop me an email and we can chat about where your life is going (or not going). There is something for everyone in Satanism but it begins with you……….not me………you.
It is your life, your happiness and your time……you can easily waste all three if you are not careful.