Black Candles Burn, All Minds Aligned

Deus Culpa

In the last few months, we have witnessed the legal implosion of the band Ghost; another in a long line of supposed greed-driven betrayals in popular society. I have been a fan of Ghost for many years, since their meager beginning and ascent into the stratosphere of stardom. Ghost band lawsuit is ongoing.My first album, Opus Eponymous, was sent to me by a friend in the UK. The album is vinyl (yes I am old school) and I was impressed with the “In your face” manner of delivery and unabashed praise of Satan (Sathanas). Very few things make such an impression so indelibly in my mind. The tunes were singable and melodic (not that I do not appreciate a growl or two from other bands) and the song Ritual was so infectious – you want to jump right into the chorus. That was in 2011 and needless to say, I awaited the sophomoric release that would prove Opus Eponymous and Ghost were simply a fluke or built to last. Enter Infestissumam.

Receive, Consume, Digest, Defecate

I followed the labor pangs of Infestissumam through contacts in Nashville, Tennessee although it was not praise. Having solicited vocalists to provide backing vocals, singing psalms for Satan in the “bible belt” was met with an overall rejection from all offers, including a quasi-ban through the local musicians union. The project backing vocals were provided later in Los Angeles; the City of Angels will never say “No” to money, regardless of the subject matter. Then came the issue of pressing the recording to be distributed. The problem being most manufacture of vinyl and CDs is accomplished by a limited number of companies; again located in and around the Nashville area. Who said the media is controlled by “the few”? Once released, the album substantiated Ghost as a band “who could go the distance”.

Fast forward to 2017 and we see the results of ego and avarice; the vital ingredients which actually created a sound like no other and propelled Ghost during the rise from Linköping to a place in music history, including a Grammy Award. Whether this was a band collaboration or one person’s vision, it required the work and contribution of many. The question will be answered in the courts, penance paid as prescribed, and the mystique of Ghost…..lost forever. To me, this is the real tragedy of the situation. It is almost a betrayal of all the fans, similar to the first time seeing Kiss without makeup and the fallout of the band members conducted in the public forum. Perhaps the human love and worship of “Mummy Dust” is ultimately to blame however, everything changes and all things ultimately become history.

Cry for Absolution

For me, all of this opens a wound which I have unhappily nursed since my own betrayal by my former manager in 2014. When someone from outside the circle takes a shot, it is easily dismissed; almost expected. When the knife comes from within, it is sometimes difficult to put into perspective. As they say, “opportunity makes a thief” but it is still a shock when it really happens but we must remember humans are animals and as such, we will lie, steal, etc. to further our own agendas and acquire as we desire. We as Satanists should understand this fact more than anyone else on the planet. Ultimately, we each have a primal obligation to improve our particular situation. Anyone who denies this tenant is simply lying to himself / herself. Turning the other cheek results in two cheeks slapped.

The life of a Satanist is sometimes a two-edged sword. From the circles in which we travel to the way we reconcile our lives, the knowledge we possess sometimes fails to adequately shield our feelings and deepest thoughts. We look to each new day with cautious optimism, always cognizant of those orbiting our relationship nucleus and remaining wary of climatic changes in those relations. We know full well that any moment the knives may become unsheathed and just like that, the dreaded deed is done.

Until next time,

A~N

Aleister Nacht Books

@aleister.nacht.books

“Sanctum of Shadows” by Aleister Nacht Enters Amazon Top 20

Readers,

Sanctum of Shadows Volume III: Spiritus Occultus has entered Amazon’s Top 20 in Satanism and Top 50 in Demonology & Satanism. I humbly thank each of you who have purchased the book. Please don’t forget to rate the book through Amazon. It is always wonderful to get a good, truthful review.

#18 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Religion & Spirituality > Occult > Satanism

#45 in Books > Religion & Spirituality > Other Religions, Practices & Sacred Texts > Demonology & Satanism

Sanctum of Shadows Volume III: Spiritus Occultus by Aleister Nacht

Aleister Nacht Satanic Magic Blog – One Million Visitors

Brothers and Sisters,

I have two important milestones to share with you.

I. Last week my new book Sanctum of Shadows Volume III: Spiritus Occultus was released, entering the chart at #62 in the Amazon Top 100. You (my reader) made that happen and I sincerely thank you for not forgetting about me while on and off  ‘sabbatical’. You are the reason I write and I hope to never let you down! Here is the promo for Spiritus Occultus. Enjoy!!!

II. Last week, this blog achieved the One Million Blog Visitors milestone. The Aleister Nacht Satanic Magic Blog has one (1) million visitorsThis is really exciting to me because it has brought many friendships and differing perspectives into the light; allowing so many people outside our nucleus to learn and interact in a peaceful and intelligent manner. There are still so many who remain in the shadows and do not participate however, the blog is here if / when they decide to participate. This year I want to build the Dark Arts Forum membership while maintaining our established “quality standard”. Our forum is small (only 1,201 members), however, we have attracted and retained smart, insightful, respectful, and engaging members. While I want to add new members, I also want to ensure we do not become like some forums; a clique of judgemental self-professed experts as “atheistic” Satanists. I digress…..

I would also like to have a chat room (which we have) but I want to ensure the discussions are constructive. This is difficult to do because society (as a whole) goes straight to the “fuck you and your stupid idea” position. Having turned 50 years old, engaging in these fruitless verbal battles requires more energy than I am willing to invest. If a person is sincere and dedicated, I will help them but I will not debate the very existence of Satan with a closed-minded atheist. I get nothing from that exchange except a headache. I will share the passage below.

The Atheistic Satanist (which is certainly an oxymoron) reading this will quickly dismiss my attestation. For it is impossible for some to convince they are shortchanging themselves by taking the easy way out of the complex question of magick. For them, it is easier to simply say “There is nothing on the other side…..in fact, there is no other side”. These individuals have succeeded at limiting their own reality and ultimately, the reality of those who are sincerely searching for truth. This results in the ‘blind leading the blind’ and both are destined to fall into the chasm of the dolt, mundane imbecile.

Sanctum of Shadows Volume III: Spiritus Occultus – Sathanas nos Liberavit

For my sincere readers, I am here for you along the journey. There are others just like you, seeking answers and intelligently exchanging ideas. There is always someone who will soon experience what you have experienced and vice versa. Reach out and ask questions and if received with patience, proceed. If your question is met with “you are stupid and so is your idea” rest assured you have engaged an atheist and as such, he / she has nothing of value to offer and this person will drain your precious life. Some people are worthless……….

Sincere Satanic Blessings to all who believe!

For those who do not believe, you have no intellectual value to offer any of us who do believe!

A~N

Aleister Nacht


Last week, the Aleister Nacht Satanic Magic Blog achieved the One Million Blog Visitors milestone.

Sanctum of Shadows Volume III: Spiritus Occultus

Brothers and Sisters,

I have greatly missed interacting with you! I look forward to the future together with each of you, discussing the past, present, and future of Satanism.

Meanwhile, I have released a new book this week entitled Sanctum of Shadows Volume III: Spiritus Occultus. This volume is dedicated to the members of Magnum Opus and all of you in the digital world who sent encouragement and the words of inspiration. Thank you!!

Now, some information about the new book is below. Your feedback is really important to me and I look forward to discussing those points in the Dark Arts Forum. See you there!

sanctum-volume-3-aleister-nachtMany arguments have been presented as undeniable truth by established religions. These assertions begin as deductive or inductive, attempting to justify the position based upon a premise and objective evidence. 

Lacking true and valid conclusions, these assertions quickly become logically fallacious with conclusions devolving into mere assumption supported by dubious authority, distraction, or ad hominem arguments.

Sanctum of Shadows Volume III: Spiritus Occultus explores these arguments and provides insight for the Satanist.

If you like it, love it, or hate it……… I’m listening.

Until next time, Satanic Blessings!

A~N

 

 

Will You Allow Yourself To Be Happy in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016……2017?

Happy New Year……..Happy New Life!

I ask this question every year. Will this be the year?

Life is short, time is an enemy and happiness is fleeting. There is one thing you can do in your pursuit of happiness…………be truthful with yourself.

All religions will set boundaries and limitations for you but for the Satanist, we do not “limit” nor do we judge.

If you are seeking happiness, begin this new year with truthfulness, explore the spiritual world around you, and stop carrying guilt, shame and pain.

TRUTH………give it a try.

A~N