Note: I am posting the blog this morning since I will be “busy” tonight. Enjoy!
“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.
I also receive emails from those who disagree with my ideas and beliefs. I don’t mind hearing from these folks even though I did not ask their opinion still I might engage in an email reply just for amusement. In the end, I have my belief and they have theirs and apart from a conversation, neither party comes to the realization to change their beliefs. Then, there is the occasional “unofficial Critic”. This person wants nothing more than to be a wise-ass and provoke anyone. These idiots are not worth the time to reply……..that is what the Delete key is used for and it feels rather good to flush their two page meandering email down the virtual toilette. As a Satanist, one of the most liberating feelings is the lack of obligatory personal commitment to another person. I do not owe anyone an answer nor do I care about their issues with my beliefs. They can “pound sand” in my opinion. If someone is being a dick head, I am not obliged to defend my beliefs. My beliefs work for me. I digress.
The theologies and beliefs of Satanism are numerous and very diverse. Most people take the “I’ll know it when I see it” approach which is the method I choose many years ago. When I first became interested in the occult, I researched several different belief systems and none were really to my liking. Satanism was the one that made sense; although I did not (and do not) agree with Anton LaVey 100%. I am not an atheist; I am a Satanist. I began to explore the path that has led to my current beliefs.
Different approaches work for different people and what brings me success may do nothing for someone else. For this reason, one should not become bogged down in dogma unless that dogma produces pleasing results. The idea that one Satanist must replicate another Satanist’s ritual, prayer, etc is wrong. If someone “dictates and mandates” in Satanism, this will be the first indication that you should seek knowledge elsewhere; rather quickly.
I have pointed out numerous times in my writings that the practitioner must open the mind and visualize the outcome of a working. Many searchers read a few articles on the internet and perhaps buy a book or two and begin performing rituals without knowing what they are doing. This approach goes beyond simple experimentation to almost a laughable blasphemy of evil. In many cases, the practitioner looses interest because “nothing happens”. What did the practitioner expect to happen? That approach is similar to dialing phone numbers at random with the hope of reaching another Satanist. Logically and mathematically, there are better chances of winning the lottery.
Also, do not become bogged down in the minutia of having the right incense, the right color altar, etc. Having those items does not guarantee success. You cannot replicate magic; you can replicate the inner sanctum, candles, incense, rituals, etc. however, these things do not create magic. These things help to “set a mood” for the magician just as a prop can assist the actor but it is the actor, not the prop, that delivers the performance.
I have reiterated the fact that the practitioner should align their desires with the desires of the Hosts of Hell in order to reap the most from their magical working. What does Satan want from the practitioner? That is for the practitioner to learn and understand; NO ONE ELSE KNOWS THESE DESIRES. The techniques of Satanic Meditation can assist the practitioner in opening the lines of communication with their Familiar or other beings. Satan does not email His desires so stop waiting and begin working. There are many extreme beliefs created by incompetents and fed to idiots. These so called “satanists” are nothing more than atheists or anarchists. True Satanic Magic has never, nor will ever, be controlled by these posers.
Satanism is a journey and even the Satanists who have been affiliated with the dark arts for years should still be recording their works in a grimoire and striving to increase their magical dominance and improve their Satanic processes. There is no such thing as a Satanic PhD. All followers of the dark arts must explore, experiment and seek to increase their knowledge and skills.
Fall Equinox / Midnight Host: “I wish everyone a Satanic Blessing in performing their holiday rituals.”
Until next time,
- Nouvos ordo Seclorum – New World Order (satanicmagic.wordpress.com)
- What Satanism is to me and my relationship with Satan (devilsplaymate.wordpress.com)
- Top 5 “Must Read” Books – In My Opinion (satanicmagic.wordpress.com)
- The Grand Climax – A Call for our Satanic Brothers and Sisters (satanicmagic.wordpress.com)