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

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“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.

Auspicium Melioris Aevi

Everyone is looking for answers to the riddle of life. Whether it is the meaning or the very essence of existence, we all seek solace in knowledge. I too searched for an absolute which was, at least for sometime, fleeting and elusive. One axiom was true in my case: “Stop looking and the answer will soon appear”.

Something simple and unassuming seeped into the very fabric of my existence long ago in New Orleans and the life-changing power opened a plethora of choices for my future. This was more than a mysterious encounter with a celestial form beyond human senses; it was the fulfillment of meaning with a sustained euphoria which has lasted for decades and continues to this very day. Did I see a ghost; have an out-of-body experience or was I taken by aliens? No, although those would certainly be worth experiencing.Satanism is Worshipping Satan

Opening the mind to possibilities is the most exciting part of living this fleshly existence. Knowing there are choices and the selection is not as limited as some would portray and the commonly accepted principles may, in fact, be flawed or intentional lies.

Youth is wasted in a mad race to “acquire” possessions; trinkets for show or social status. This energy expended into the atmosphere dissipates as quickly as the minutes, hours, days, months, and years invested in fruitless endeavors without satisfaction or fulfillment; no dividends from sad and misplaced usury. This is the ultimate faux pas and the cost is priceless youth, energy, enthusiasm, hope, and a flawed future as a byproduct.

There is a fit for everyone in this world but it is not without suffering. There is no preordained destiny for anyone and each person’s story is being written by an invisible implement of his or her device. There is no one to save you from yourself and do not expect a pact with Satan will ensure a life of luxury and / or privilege. These are lies for the misguided to consume while begging for more lies. Beggars are rarely choosers, especially when nothing of value is offered as consideration.

“Children of Death” are always pawns in a game where the stakes are extremely high and loss means everything. The promise of quick and complete satisfaction is only ensured in the fairy tales of a misplaced childhood. The remnants of broken dreams only add insult to injury when the future quickly fades into the past. Is it a lesser crime to steal a person’s physical property or (although intangible) his or her hope?Demonic and Satanic Sex

If one peers into the abyss, the darkness will certainly gaze back in an attempt to understand what is wanted, desired, or otherwise contemplated. Beneath the shallow epidermis of human emotion is a void that must be filled and this area is neither discerning nor reasoning; reason will cease to exist in the dark chasms of raw feeling. The question of “why” will never be raised when any justification is useless and individual desire is unquantified.

BTW, I visited Mad Hatters today. I recommend stopping in if you are in St. Pete.

I’m glad you are still here with me……

Satanic Blessings,

Aleister

 


 

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The Evolution of Satanism

Cyclical as the Inner Circle

I am often asked my opinion of “new” magical techniques that surface now and then around the world. Some are simply restatements of magical masters such as Crowley, repackaged to seem as though a true breakthrough has occurred. As one digs deeper into the subject matter, it becomes abundantly clear that the “new” is not so new after all.

Baphomet

There are however, those few unpolished gems of magical knowledge that emerge from time to time. Despite an ever-present undercurrent of banter and conjecture, pearls of wisdom overcome gravity to float to the surface of our beloved Black Thaumaturgy.

To Over-Cum Is Divine

In the vast darkness of ignorance, very few embrace the laboriously onerous path of the true sorcerer of the Dark Arts. In this “path of least resistance” age, the truth is purged from the would-be diabolist, to be replaced by illusions. I just realized: I sound like an old man speaking of “the good old days”. I digress……

One basic tenet has remained true through the ages, allowing the separation of wheat and chaff; the cycle of magic always comes full circle. For those who raise her/his eyes from the work, a glimpse of the familiar is likely while others can not recognize what they have never seen. It is simply foreign and confusing concepts, better explained by attacking and attempting to discredit the truth. Is it their pathology to ignore the obvious; moving our beloved magic so far back into the dark ages? Would it surely be easier for a monkey to explain algebra?

A Logician of Tautology

Magic is a science and as such, it is based upon many principles and scientific methods such as chemistry, mathematics, probability and other qualified disciplines. For those who mistakenly believe waiving their arms while reciting a spell will change reality and grant their wishes, have truly missed the virtue of my message. In order to receive, one must earn. This premise, though it may sound abstracted, is as true today as it has always been.

Satanism and Satanic Coven

My point is not ad hominem (or ad feminam); I sincerely wish the matter to be considered and vetted with logic. The application of wisdom and person experience may overcome a fallacious paradox, allowing Achilles to win a marathon.

Reductio ad Absurdum

So, as I end my recent dormancy, do I strike a chord? Have I succeeded in planting a seed of knowledge or inspired those of magical talent to persevere? Have I reached the Magus-to-be with my challenge to go further and strive for what lies underneath? As any good scientist must, test this hypothesis in your study and performance of magical workings to remove any possible modus tollens to reveal the true syllogism.

I would like to hear your success story. Feel free to join my Dark Arts forum to learn, share and advance in the “artful science” of magic.

I wish you the best of luck on the Left Hand Path.

Until next time, Satanic Blessings!

A~N

 

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Brothers and Sisters,

I wanted to share a few of my Q & A posts from my Tumblr blog. Enjoy!

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Until next time,

Satanic Blessings!

A~N

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Aleister Nacht’s Manager Resigns; Pays Settlement

For those who have asked, yes it is true. I have issued a release on my website however, I decided to post the information on social media as well.

I appreciate everyone’s understanding while going through this difficult time. What has been done is in the past and I choose to look to the future instead of reliving the past. A sincere “Thank You” to my close friends who have messaged me with concern. All is well and I look forward to putting this behind me. Let’s look at this as a victory and now focus on the Grand Climax of July 27th. Again, thank you!

 

Aleister Nacht’s Manager Resigns; Pays Settlement
July 19, 2014
Pass-A-Grille, FL

Adam Cohen, manager and longtime business partner of best-selling author Aleister Nacht, resigned earlier today and agreed to pay $425,000 to settle allegations of fraud and misappropriation of the author’s funds. In a statement issued this afternoon, Nacht called the circumstances surrounding Cohen’s resignation “A betrayal of trust motivated by greed”. “Adam was a business partner I trusted and he took advantage of that trust. He will now pay for his greed”.

Details of the settlement included Cohen’s immediate resignation, an uncompensated surrender of his 30% stake held in Loki/Speckbohne Media, and the payment of $425,000, which includes $225,000 owed to Nacht in back royalties. Due to the agreed upon settlement terms, neither Loki/Speckbohne Media nor Aleister Nacht will file criminal charges or seek future legal remedies.

Cohen could not be reached for comment.

Now Available – The Art of Cognitive Warfare Audiobook

As a token of my appreciation for my virtual Coven members, I am proud to make the The Art of Cognitive Warfare Audiobook available to you at no additional cost……….just because you are a member of The Coven! Enjoy this audiobook and Satanic Blessings!!!!

Aleister Nacht Audiobook About Satanism

http://aleisternacht.podbean.com/e/now-available-the-art-of-cognitive-warfare-audiobook/ 

Now Available – The Art of Cognitive Warfare Audiobook

Sanctum of Shadows Volume II: Corpus Satanas by Aleister Nacht

NEW BOOK RELEASE! “Sanctum of Shadows Volume II: Corpus Satanas”

 

Sanctum of Shadows II

Sanctum of Shadows Volume II: Corpus Satanas by Aleister Nacht

 

Satanic and Demonic manifestation is a shocking and baffling experience. Satanists often call upon Satanic forces which require knowledge, dedication, practice, study and investment on a daily basis in order to master.

“Volume II: Corpus Satanas”, the second book in the “Sanctum of Shadows” series, explains the interrelationships between Satan and Satanic Demons who exist just beyond, yet regularly transverse, our dimension. Satanic Magus Aleister Nacht provides names and characteristics of the Demons he calls upon most frequently for effective results.

This volume also includes special excerpts from the Satanic Grimoire “Silentium In Persona Diaboli”, interpreted and explained by Magus Nacht.

“Sanctum of Shadows Volume II” builds upon the foundation of the first volume; assisting the Satanist to better understand Satan, Demons, Energy and the practice of Satanic Magic.

 


 

“Sanctum of Shadows Volume II: Corpus Satanas” Kindle Version

 

Sanctum of Shadows Volume II Corpus Satanas

 

 

 


 

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