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The downward-pointing pentagram is often used to represent Satanism.
.Satanism comprises a number of related beliefs and social phenomena.^ Belief in a satanic conspiracy is a social phenomenon which occurs among vulnerable people of fundamentalist Christian background when there is widespread anxiety.

^ Due to the highly clandestine character of many Satanists it is nearly impossible to accurately approximate the number of both the people involved in Satanism, and the crimes directly related to it.
  • CRI Journal - CRJ0014A 20 November 2009 22:28 UTC www.iclnet.org [Source type: Original source]

.They share the feature of symbolism, veneration or admiration of Satan (or similar figures).^ Satanists ultimately wish to destroy Satan and wield ruling power in the world; they realize this symbolically when they sacrifice cats.
  • Satan and Satanism - Satanism and Youth's Quest for Identity 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.wsatan.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So, if you hear any rumors saying anything to the effect that they are practicing Satanism and their symbols on their products are Satanic, then it is absolutely, 100 percent false.
  • Amway v. P&G 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.amquix.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Baphomet, the symbol of the satanic goat, usually portrayed as a half-human, half-goat figure, of a goat head.
  • Hollywood, Satanism, Scientology and Suicide  20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.whale.to [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Generally, those Satanists who believe in the Judeo-Christian concept of Satan are linked into the belief system of today's Judeo-Christian religion, as they believe in the same theology presented in the Hebrew bible.^ Those people are to Satanism what the KKK are to Christianity.

^ The apologetics from Satan-believing Christians (who are many) is outrageous in its desperation.
  • Catholic Satanism - Interfaith forums 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.interfaith.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Satanists, I assume, believe in & worship Satan.
  • topic: Satanism - Mystery of the zen hex 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.zenhex.com [Source type: General]

.Satan, also called Lucifer in many Christian religions, first appeared in the Hebrew Bible and was an Angel who challenged the religious faith of humans and the rule of Yahweh.^ Christians who first identified with a spirit known as Satan.

^ There are as many varieties of satanism as there is different varieties of christianity, or other religions.
  • The Truth About Satanism, page 1 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.abovetopsecret.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He challenges Christians, Catholics and members of religious denominations to examine Satanism.
  • Lake Elsinore couple blends diverse beliefs :: The Valley News 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC myvalleynews.com [Source type: General]

.In the Book of Job he is called "the Satan" (meaning "the accuser") and acted as the prosecutor in God's court.^ In the story of Job, Satan is "god's procecutor" so where would that fit in satanisim?
  • Vexen Crabtree's Live Journal - Criticisms of Satanism 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC vexen.livejournal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ [Book of Acts Chapter 2: 4-8 makes it very clear that the genuine gift of tongues, is to miraculously receive and speak in a foreign language as a means of communicating Gods truth.
  • A Harrowing Brush With the Powers of Darkness 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.revelado.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Satan's insignificant objection Why did God make our ego a means to know His Attributes and Names?
  • Satan and Satanism - Satanism and Youth's Quest for Identity 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.wsatan.com [Source type: Original source]

.A character named "Satan" was described as the cosmic enemy of the Lord and temptor of Jesus within many of the Gospels of early Christians.^ He has many, many names the Christians have chosen for him.

^ Satanic connections, many former members call themselves "Born Again Christians" .

^ This "religious approach" to Satanism made it natural, especially in its early years (1966-1975) to explore the so-called Left-Hand Path from within the Judeo-Christian terminology as a reversion of certain Christian ideals.
  • satanism in cyberspace 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.love.is [Source type: Original source]

.It was further developed in scope and power as the bringer of Armageddon and Apocalypse as featured within the Book of Revelation.^ The term, Beast, for the Devil has many references within the Book of Revelation (chapters 13, 14, 16, 17, 19 and 20).
  • The Occult 1: Witchcraft and Satanism | Relijournal 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC relijournal.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In the book of Revelation, the Apocalypse of John, there is special focus on a counterfeit religious system, the whore of Babylon.
  • Catholic Satanism - Interfaith forums 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.interfaith.org [Source type: Original source]

.Religions inspired by these texts (Jews, Christians and Muslims) typically regarded Satan as an adversary or enemy, but extensive popular redactions and recompositions of biblical tales inserted its presence and influence into every aspect of adversarial role back to the Creation and Fall.^ The Book of Coming Forth by Night is the inspired text which sparked the creation of the Temple of Set as it is.
  • Balanone's Temple of Set REF 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.balanone.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ These sort of people giv me the shits because its just plain ignorance for someone to say that i could beieve in the devil but not god because christianity created both.
  • Vexen Crabtree's Live Journal - Criticisms of Satanism 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC vexen.livejournal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (These kinds of satans either take the form of a human being, or are humans directly inspired by satan.
  • The Light of the Qur'an has Destroyed Satanism - Harun Yahya 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.harunyahya.com [Source type: Original source]

.By Christians and Muslims especially, the figure of Satan was treated variously as a rebellious or jealous competitor to human beings, to Jesus, or to the Lord, and characterized as a fallen angel or demon ruling the penitential Underworld, chained in a deep pit, wandering the planet vying for souls or providing the impetus for all worldly travesty.^ The term “Satanism” is basically a not-so-arbitrarily chosen expression which reflects their admiration for the fallen, rebellious and therefore ultimately Willed individual that was/ is Satan/ Set, and it has absolutely nothing to do with being "Anti-Christian" in any sense of the word.

^ Nor are Neo-Pagans the least bit interested in the Christian or Islamic Satan / Shaitan figure with whom the fundamentalists are so obsessed.
  • Satanism vs. Neo-Pagan Witchcraft 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC holysmoke.org [Source type: Original source]

^ So in setting up the principles of his theories of evolution, Darwin was tutored by Satan himself, the master fallen angel.
  • A Harrowing Brush With the Powers of Darkness 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.revelado.org [Source type: Original source]

.At points during the development of the Christian religion, Satan became its outspoken enemy, and this served the interests of all those who would use this to their advantage, inclusive of those who fashioned or recomposed the mythos of Satanism.^ Those people are to Satanism what the KKK are to Christianity.

^ The solution to this problem is the conversion to Christianity of those who do Satan's will.

^ Christians see all other religions as their enemy.
  • The Occult 1: Witchcraft and Satanism | Relijournal 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC relijournal.com [Source type: Original source]

.Additionally, particularly after the European Enlightenment, some works, such as Paradise Lost, were taken up by Romantics and described as presenting the Biblical Satan as an allegory representing a crisis of faith, individualism, free will, wisdom and enlightenment.^ When we look at how he is portrayed by Mark Twain in Letters from the Earth , or Byron, or Milton’s Paradise Lost , he ends up being an inspirational symbol to us.
  • Satanism: An interview with Church of Satan High Priest Peter Gilmore - Wikinews, the free news source 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC en.wikinews.org [Source type: Original source]

^ According to this theory, they would have committed paedophilic acts for their satanic rituals particularly inside some cemeteries in the «Bassa modenese» land.
  • The 2003 CESNUR Conference - Italian Martyrs of Satanism (Menegotto) 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.cesnur.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Thus, some teachings within Satanic groups, most notably those advocated by the Order of Nine Angles and the Society of Dark Lily, focus upon the attainment of wisdom and of an understanding of how the universe works devoid of the individual's subjective feelings, wishes or desires.
  • Satanism - An Examination of Satanic Black Magic 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.luckymojo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Those works actually featuring Satan as a heroic character are fewer in number but do exist: George Bernard Shaw and Mark Twain being two authors whose works include this prior to the pen being taken up by religious Satanists.^ Satanist don’t actually belive in satan.
  • Satanism Fail - FAIL Blog: Epic Fail Pictures and Videos of Owned, Pwnd and Fail Moments 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC failblog.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Therefore, they do not even believe in satan as an actual being.
  • The Light of the Qur'an has Destroyed Satanism - Harun Yahya 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.harunyahya.com [Source type: Original source]

^ These two cases illustrate some points about working with adolescent satanic dabblers: .
  • Langone, Michael D., Ph.D. & Nieburg, Herbert, Ph.D.: "Treatment of Satanism" 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.icsahome.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Anti-witchcraft laws such as the British Witchcraft Act 1735 (not repealed until 1951), reflected public sentiment against witchcraft and Satanism.^ Professor Sutton also contends that The Order has infiltrated the top of public organizations such as the church, law, communications, industry, finance, and politics.
  • The Hidden Evil: The Satanic Influence 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.thehiddenevil.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Satanism discovered by Italian and French law enforcement agencies in 1996 is not the same Satanism exposed in the core books of the anti-Satanist movement in the 1980s.
  • The Gothic Milieu (Introvigne) 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.cesnur.org [Source type: General]

^ Father Vladimir from the Ekaterinburg eparchy hopes that law-enforcement bodies will not ignore such satanic vestiges in the center of the city.
  • Paganism/Satanism: Human Sacrifice was practiced by pagan Druids way back in history - Druids persuaded people to worship nature or 'the law of the jungle' - let's not go back to the bad old days eh? 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.bilderberg.org [Source type: Original source]

Although Religious Satanism began in 1966 with the founding of the Church of Satan, there was also a late seventeenth century French moral panic against alleged satanism during the Poison Affair (1675-1682), which occurred during the reign of Louis XIV and dealt with accusations of widespread poisonings, infanticide and forgery, presided over by an alleged satanic social network, which had no actual substance but reflected the aforementioned pre-Enlightenment popular religious anxieties [1]
.Modern Satanist groups (those which appeared after the 1960s) are widely diverse, but two major trends which can be seen are Theistic Satanism and Atheistic Satanism.^ Modern Satanism appeared in the 17th century.
  • The Gothic Milieu (Introvigne) 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.cesnur.org [Source type: General]

^ Whether the individual Satanist prefers atheistic or theistic Satanism is moot.
  • Dubroom: Articles - SATANISM: A Threat in the New Millennium 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC dubroom.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Modern Satanism is based on both the knowledge of ritual magick and the 'anti-establishment' mood of the 1960s.
  • Banned:BoysTown Pedophile Ring & Washington - David Icke's Official Forums 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.davidicke.com [Source type: General]

.Theistic Satanists venerate Satan as a supernatural deity.^ At other times Crowley identified himself as Satan (and other mostly ancient Egyptian deities) and likewise encouraged his disciples to venerate him.
  • Dubroom: Articles - SATANISM: A Threat in the New Millennium 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC dubroom.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Temple of Set and its doctrines were created to give Satanists another name (Set) to use in public, while still calling their deity Satan in private.
  • The Enemies of Our Enemies 20 November 2009 22:28 UTC www.neopagan.net [Source type: Original source]

^ This aspect of their beliefs is very commonly misunderstood due to the presence of theistic Satanists, who revere Satan as a literal being.
  • Satanism at AllExperts 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: Original source]

.In contrast, Atheistic Satanists[2] consider themselves atheists and regard Satan as merely symbolic of certain human traits.^ Satanists ultimately wish to destroy Satan and wield ruling power in the world; they realize this symbolically when they sacrifice cats.
  • Satan and Satanism - Satanism and Youth's Quest for Identity 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.wsatan.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Church of Satan pursues a five point plan to move society in directions that are considered to be beneficial to Satanists.
  • Satanism the Feared Religion 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.maledicta.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Such claims may come from criminals who truly consider themselves Satanists of some kind, or from criminals who are "dabbling" in what they wrongly believe to be "mainstream" Satanism, or from criminals who are (legitimately or otherwise) claiming mental disabilities to avoid prosecution.
  • Satanism at AllExperts 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: Original source]

.This categorization of Satanism (which could be categorized in other ways, for example "Traditional" versus "Modern"), is not necessarily adopted by Satanists themselves, who usually would not specify which type of Satanism they adhere to.^ They are a danger to satanism, and to satanists.

^ He is not necessarily a criminal type, he is not necessarily immoral in any other very obvious way.
  • Transcriber's Note The following is the text of a pamphlet being widely distributed by Lyn 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.skepticfiles.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Most other Satanistic ritual was written by the people who used "Satanism and Devil Worship" as an excuse to burn loads of old women, you can usually spot it because it all tends to be based on Christian things with the word "God" replaced with "Satan" or, simply the Christian stuff spoken backwards.
  • alt.satanism FAQs file 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC faqs.cs.uu.nl [Source type: Original source]

.Some Satanists believe in God in the sense of a Prime Mover but, like Atheistic Satanists, still worship themselves, due to the deist belief that God plays no part in mortal lives.^ Satanists, I assume, believe in & worship Satan.
  • topic: Satanism - Mystery of the zen hex 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.zenhex.com [Source type: General]

^ No Satan, no god, no worship.
  • The History Of Satanism - Video 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The occult has no belief in God.
  • The Occult 1: Witchcraft and Satanism | Relijournal 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC relijournal.com [Source type: Original source]

.Despite heavy criticism from other religious groups, there are signs that Satanism has become more socially accepted.^ There are warning signs of satanic involvement.
  • NCCG.ORG New Covenant Church of God - B'rit Chadashah Assembly of Yahweh, FAQ 83: Warning Signs of Satanism 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.nccg.org [Source type: General]

^ There is nothing in the Queen’s Regulations that forbids practising Satanism and people are entitled to their own religious beliefs,” it said.
  • Paganism/Satanism: Human Sacrifice was practiced by pagan Druids way back in history - Druids persuaded people to worship nature or 'the law of the jungle' - let's not go back to the bad old days eh? 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.bilderberg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The CoS had to *have* a name, so the common English-usage name Satan was picked - also, no other group had previously used that title.
  • Vexen Crabtree's Live Journal - Criticisms of Satanism 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC vexen.livejournal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.For instance, Satanism is now allowed in the Royal Navy of the British Armed Forces, despite much opposition from Christians,[3] [4] [5] and, in 2005, the Supreme Court debated over protecting the religious rights of prison inmates after a lawsuit challenging the issue was filed to them.^ You will likely find much opposing perspectives from religions who believe that Satanism is about worshiping the Satan found in the Christian Bible, which is NOT true.
  • How to become a Laveyan Satanist and other information 11 September 2009 10:10 UTC silvermoon691.tripod.com [Source type: General]

^ "Almost uniformly, the belief among right-wing religious extremists is that the federal government is an arm of Satan," they say.
  • The Hidden Evil: The Satanic Influence 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.thehiddenevil.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Fuck you cuntiam for posting this, I’ve wanted to have a saucy religious debate for quite some time now and now that I’m not Admin anymore you have to bring this up, don’t you?

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Contents

Theistic Satanism

Part of the seal of Lucifer from the Grimorium Verum, used as a symbol of Satan by some Satanists
.Theistic Satanism (also known as Spiritual or Traditional Satanism) is the worship or reverence of Satan as a deity.^ Traditional or Spiritual Satanism - Also called Theistic Satanism or Luciferianism, is the oldest known form of Satanism.

^ A section of the handbook dealing with Satanism stated, "Often confused with witchcraft, Satanism is the worship of Satan (also known as Baphomet or Lucifer).
  • Banned:BoysTown Pedophile Ring & Washington - David Icke's Official Forums 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.davidicke.com [Source type: General]

^ This aspect of their beliefs is very commonly misunderstood due to the presence of theistic Satanists, who revere Satan as a literal being.
  • Satanism at AllExperts 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: Original source]

.It comprises several viewpoints, and typically includes a belief in magic, which is manipulated through various rituals.^ Satanic groups include the CHURCH OF SATAN, and various RITUAL MAGIC organizations.
  • Adherents.com 11 September 2009 10:10 UTC www.adherents.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Originally posted by franspeakfree we are talking satanic rituals, black magic, manipulation on many levels incl astrals,energy,negativity and control of the masses.
  • The Illuminati, Satanism,Rothschild, Franklin and me, page 1 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.abovetopsecret.com [Source type: General]

^ The language used during magical ritual is Enochian, whose words variously sounds similar to Arabic, Hebrew or Latin.
  • Christian Message Boards: Goths = Satanism? 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.mannacabana.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It may also include the usage of meditation and self expansion. .Traditional Satanists will often find inspiration from older sources, such the 1862 book Satanism and Witchcraft.^ The Satanism discovered by Italian and French law enforcement agencies in 1996 is not the same Satanism exposed in the core books of the anti-Satanist movement in the 1980s.
  • The Gothic Milieu (Introvigne) 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.cesnur.org [Source type: General]

^ Thus, where Satanic traditions, such as that of Sacrifice are discussed there has been an attempt to relate the reasoning behind the tradition and thereby reveal the reasons why such a tradition exists.
  • Satanism - An Examination of Satanic Black Magic 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.luckymojo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Most satanists associate satan with such values as pride, independence, individuality, knowledge, achievement, thinking for oneself, and exploring unknown and forbidden realms.
  • The Light of the Qur'an has Destroyed Satanism - Harun Yahya 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.harunyahya.com [Source type: Original source]

Luciferianism

.Luciferianism can be understood best as a belief system or intellectual creed that venerates the essential and inherent characteristics that are affixed and commonly given to Lucifer.^ Satanism may be defined as a belief system which seeks to venerate the Fallen Angel Lucifer either as a metaphor or as a metaphysical being.
  • Dubroom: Articles - SATANISM: A Threat in the New Millennium 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC dubroom.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Members were encouraged to worship both Jesus and Lucifer in their clearly diabolic belief system.
  • Dubroom: Articles - SATANISM: A Threat in the New Millennium 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC dubroom.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Luciferianism is forever identified by some people as an auxiliary creed or movement of Satanism, due to the common identification of Lucifer with Satan or other of its wide-called names .^ And he named some of the people that are going to be there.
  • A Harrowing Brush With the Powers of Darkness 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.revelado.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And maybe scare some other people too."

^ At other times Crowley identified himself as Satan (and other mostly ancient Egyptian deities) and likewise encouraged his disciples to venerate him.
  • Dubroom: Articles - SATANISM: A Threat in the New Millennium 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC dubroom.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Some Luciferians accept this identification and/or consider Lucifer as the light bearer and illuminated aspect of Satan, giving them the name of Satanists and the right to bear the title.^ If anyone here has taken Latin they would know that "Lucifer" means "Light bearer" and was also what the Romans called the planet Venus.
  • The History Of Satanism - Video 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Such claims may come from criminals who truly consider themselves Satanists of some kind, or from criminals who are "dabbling" in what they wrongly believe to be "mainstream" Satanism, or from criminals who are (legitimately or otherwise) claiming mental disabilities to avoid prosecution.
  • Satanism at AllExperts 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And while its name is absolutely indicative of its nature, its works stand alone: Satanists are some of the most creative, independant, strong-willed and truly Human people on the planet.
  • Vexen Crabtree's Live Journal - Why I am not a Satanist by Rev. Deinsen 11 September 2009 10:10 UTC vexen.livejournal.com [Source type: Original source]

.Others reject it, giving the argument that Lucifer is a more positive and easy-going ideal than Satan.^ Now, nothing is more satanic than that!
  • ATMA JYOTI ASHRAM - Satan and Satanism 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.atmajyoti.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Satanists respect life as being much more useful, worthwhile and therefore Satanic whilst it is alive and kicking, and able to benefit us, than when it is dead and useless.
  • Animal Sacrifice and Blood Rituals in Traditional World Religions and Satanism 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.humanreligions.info [Source type: Original source]

^ Christiansen said Satanism was more widespread in Britain and the United States than in Germany, where he estimates there are between 3,000 and 7,000 followers.
  • Paganism/Satanism: Human Sacrifice was practiced by pagan Druids way back in history - Druids persuaded people to worship nature or 'the law of the jungle' - let's not go back to the bad old days eh? 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.bilderberg.org [Source type: Original source]

.They are inspired by the ancient myths of Egypt, Rome and Greece, Gnosticism and traditional Western occultism.^ Draws from a host of sources in the Western esoteric tradition--works on theurgy, magic, and gnosticism from neoplatonic, Arab, and medieval sources.
  • Satanism 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC ixaxaar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The orgy was also then included, something that was most likely derived from the rites of the Bacchanalia or Dionysiac cults of ancient Rome and Greece, of which shall be spoken presently.
  • Satanism - An Examination of Satanic Black Magic 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.luckymojo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Palladists

.Palladists is a name for an alleged Theistic Satanism society or member of that society.^ The Church of Satan The Berkeley OTO had a San Franciscan member named Howard Stanton Levey (1930-1997) who started frequenting the lodge in 1951.
  • Dubroom: Articles - SATANISM: A Threat in the New Millennium 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC dubroom.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One member, who asked not to be named, said: “He started to get involved with satanism and liked to go off and perform rituals on his own.
  • Paganism/Satanism: Human Sacrifice was practiced by pagan Druids way back in history - Druids persuaded people to worship nature or 'the law of the jungle' - let's not go back to the bad old days eh? 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.bilderberg.org [Source type: Original source]

The name Palladian comes from Pallas and refers to wisdom and learning. It is of no relation to the palladian style of Andrea Palladio.

Atheistic/Deistic Satanism

LaVeyan Satanism

Anton LaVey founded the Church of Satan in 1966 and his writings were the foundation of LaVeyan Satanism.
.LaVeyan Satanism is a religion founded in 1966 by Anton Szandor LaVey.^ Anton Szandor LaVey saw this coming!

^ Anton Szandor LaVey formed the Church of Satan in 1966.
  • Satanism: The World of the Occult 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.leaderu.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Anton Szandor LaVey founded the Church of Satan™ in October of 1966.

.Its teachings are based on individualism, self-indulgence, and "eye for an eye" morality.^ LaVey's teachings are based on individualism , self-indulgence, and " eye for an eye " morality, with influence from Friedrich Nietzsche and Ayn Rand ; while its rituals and magic draw heavily from occultists such as Aleister Crowley .
  • Satanism: An interview with Church of Satan High Priest Peter Gilmore - Wikinews, the free news source 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC en.wikinews.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The model of winners and losers (in reality a form of social Darwinism), which is encouraged by teachers, must be replaced with more positive models based on the intrinsic self-worth of individuals.
  • Dubroom: Articles - SATANISM: A Threat in the New Millennium 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC dubroom.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Satanism per se teaches Self-ism and Individuality.

.Unlike Theistic Satanists, LaVeyan Satanists are atheists and agnostics who regard Satan as a symbol of man's inherent nature.^ Is Satanism a distillation of natural man and woman?

^ Satan is a symbol of Man living as his prideful, carnal nature dictates.
  • satanism in cyberspace 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.love.is [Source type: Original source]

^ Unlike Theistic Satanists, LaVeyan Satanists are atheists, agnostics, and Deists who regard Satan as a symbol of man's inherent nature.
  • topic: Satanism - Mystery of the zen hex 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.zenhex.com [Source type: General]

[8] .According to religioustolerance.org, LaVeyan Satanism is a "small religious group that is unrelated to any other faith, and whose members feel free to satisfy their urges responsibly, exhibit kindness to their friends, and attack their enemies".[9] Its beliefs were first detailed in The Satanic Bible and it is overseen by the Church of Satan.^ Its beliefs were first detailed in The Satanic Bible and it is overseen by the Church of Satan.
  • topic: Satanism - Mystery of the zen hex 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.zenhex.com [Source type: General]

^ All members of the Church of Satan are the Church of Satan .

^ According to religioustolerance.org, LaVeyan Satanism is a "small religious group that is unrelated to any other faith, and whose members feel free to satisfy their urges responsibly, exhibit kindness to their friends, and attack their enemies".
  • topic: Satanism - Mystery of the zen hex 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.zenhex.com [Source type: General]

Symbolic Satanism

.Symbolic Satanism[10][11] (sometimes called Modern Satanism) is the observance and practice of Satanic religious beliefs, philosophies, customs and rituals.^ Satanism sometimes is defined as a philosophy, sometimes as a religion.
  • Heathen Harvest - Multimedia: The Satanic Scriptures by Peter H. Gilmore (BOOK) 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.heathenharvest.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Symbolic Satanism Symbolic Satanism[4][5] (sometimes called Modern Satanism) is the observance and practice of Satanic religious beliefs, philosophies, customs and rituals.
  • topic: Satanism - Mystery of the zen hex 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.zenhex.com [Source type: General]

^ Religious and Satanic symbols .
  • Satanism: An interview with Church of Satan High Priest Peter Gilmore - Wikinews, the free news source 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC en.wikinews.org [Source type: Original source]

[12] .In this interpretation of Satanism, the Satanist does not worship Satan in the theistic sense, but is an adversary to all spiritual creeds and religions, espousing hedonism, materialism, Randian Objectivism, antinomianism, rational egoism, suitheism, individualism, Nietzschean and some Crowleyan philosophy and anti-theism.^ Does that make sense at all??
  • Christian Message Boards: Goths = Satanism? 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.mannacabana.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Satanism is a religion, a philosophy and a spiritual way of life.

^ Satanists, I assume, believe in & worship Satan.
  • topic: Satanism - Mystery of the zen hex 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.zenhex.com [Source type: General]

Casual or adolescent satanism

.In this context, adolescents use satanic symbols like the inverted pentagram, the trappings of the black mass, or demonic imagery to provide the impression of satanism [13].^ But, is the label using Satan as a symbol deserved ?
  • Heathen Harvest - Multimedia: The Satanic Scriptures by Peter H. Gilmore (BOOK) 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.heathenharvest.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Here’s a Black Mass —what would that be like?
  • Satanism: An interview with Church of Satan High Priest Peter Gilmore - Wikinews, the free news source 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC en.wikinews.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The inverted cross has been a satanic symbol for centuries.
  • Joseph Cardinal Bernardin - deceased 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.badbishops.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

This is a liminal experience, intended to shock susceptible individuals and does not necessarily imply actual interest, or even belief, in the rites, symbolism, and philosophies of the various forms of satanist religious practice cited above [14]

Organizations

The Church of Satan

.The Church of Satan is an organization dedicated to the acceptance of the carnal self, as articulated in The Satanic Bible, written in 1969 by Anton Szandor LaVey.^ Anton Szandor LaVey saw this coming!

^ The Church of Satan was then led by its high priest, Anton LaVey.
  • THE SATANIC ROOTS OF ROCK 20 November 2009 22:28 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: General]

^ LaVey was the founder of the Church of Satan (c.a.
  • Satanism at AllExperts 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: Original source]

First Satanic Church

.The First Satanic Church was re-founded on October 31, 1999 by Karla LaVey to carry on the legacy of her father, Anton LaVey, author of The Satanic Bible.^ LaVey was the founder of the Church of Satan (c.a.
  • Satanism at AllExperts 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Its beliefs were first detailed in The Satanic Bible and it is overseen by the Church of Satan.
  • topic: Satanism - Mystery of the zen hex 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.zenhex.com [Source type: General]

^ Anton Szandor LaVey formed the Church of Satan in 1966.
  • Satanism: The World of the Occult 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.leaderu.com [Source type: Original source]

.On Walpurgisnacht, April 30, 1966, Anton LaVey founded the "The Satanic Church" (which he would later rename "Church of Satan").^ The most infamous public Satanist organization is Anton LaVey's Satanic Church in America, founded in 1966.
  • CRI Journal - CRJ0014A 20 November 2009 22:28 UTC www.iclnet.org [Source type: Original source]

^ LaVey was the founder of the Church of Satan (c.a.
  • Satanism at AllExperts 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He and Diane founded the Church of Satan as a partnership in 1966.
  • The Truth About Satanism, page 1 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.abovetopsecret.com [Source type: Original source]

.After his death in 1997 the Church of Satan was taken over by a new administration and its headquarters was moved to New York.^ PG: Yeah, I moved down to New York in 1980—that was pretty rough!
  • Satanism: An interview with Church of Satan High Priest Peter Gilmore - Wikinews, the free news source 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC en.wikinews.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Church of Satan The Berkeley OTO had a San Franciscan member named Howard Stanton Levey (1930-1997) who started frequenting the lodge in 1951.
  • Dubroom: Articles - SATANISM: A Threat in the New Millennium 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC dubroom.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Lucis Trust, which runs the only religious chapel at the New York United Nations headquarters, The Temple of Understanding, was originaly founded as the Lucifer Trust, in London, in 1922.
  • Transcriber's Note The following is the text of a pamphlet being widely distributed by Lyn 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.skepticfiles.org [Source type: Original source]

.LaVey's daughter, the High Priestess Karla LaVey, felt this to be a disservice to her father's legacy.^ D> daughters situation, but yesterday don called me back and told D> me she was a high priestess of temple of set and D> aquino had sent her to like, infiltrate.
  • Balanone's Temple of Set REF 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.balanone.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Karla LaVey (Anton’s eldest daughter) and Blanche Barton (LaVey’s Biographer, and mother of his Son) had agreed to run the Church together as co-High Priestess’s.

^ High Priestess Diane LaVey was equally Satanic but performed the role of good wife and church administrator.
  • The Truth About Satanism, page 1 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.abovetopsecret.com [Source type: Original source]

Ms. LaVey re-founded the Satanic Church and continues to run it out of San Francisco, California, much in the same way as her father had run the organization when he was alive.

Temple of Set

.The Temple of Set is an initiatory occult society claiming to be the world's leading left-hand path religious organization.^ The temple of set is a good example of the left-hand philosophy.
  • What is "Satanism," exactly? [Archive] - David Icke's Official Forums 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.davidicke.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Finally, as the Adept guiding the Society of Dark Lily says 'there is no question of choosing to take the Right Hand Path or the Left Hand Path.
  • Satanism - An Examination of Satanic Black Magic 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.luckymojo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The black brotherhood, otherwise known as the left hand path also sometimes go under the name of satanists.
  • What is "Satanism," exactly? [Archive] - David Icke's Official Forums 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.davidicke.com [Source type: Original source]

.It was established in 1975 by Michael A. Aquino and certain members of the priesthood of the Church of Satan,[15] who left because of administrative and philosophical disagreements.^ The Temple of Set : In 1975, a member of the Church of Satan, Michael Aquino, left the Church after a disagreement, and organized the Temple of Set.
  • The Truth About Satanism, page 1 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.abovetopsecret.com [Source type: Original source]

^ All members of the Church of Satan are the Church of Satan .

^ How can I become a member of the Church of Satan?
  • Church of Satan commonly asked questions 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

.The philosophy of the Temple of Set may be summed up as "enlightened individualism" – enhancement and improvement of oneself by personal education, experiment, and initiation.^ I ask you Lord to open the person's eyes that they may see the glory of Jesus, and open up the ears of their heart that they may hear the Lord's voice.

^ It was at this High Temple of Nazism that Aquino claimed to achieve an even higher initiation and further merged with his malevolent god Set.
  • Dubroom: Articles - SATANISM: A Threat in the New Millennium 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC dubroom.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She left the Temple of Set in the 1980's, apparently because of personal reasons I wasn't privy to.
  • Balanone's Temple of Set REF 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.balanone.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

This process is necessarily different and distinctive for each individual. .Some people who are not members of the Temple of Set find spiritual inspiration in the Egyptian god Set, and may share some beliefs with the organization.^ Members recognize a pre-Satanic deity, the Egyptian God Set as a living entity who stands separate and apart from the forces of the natural universe.
  • The Truth About Satanism, page 1 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.abovetopsecret.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Some people may define "cult" to mean any non-Christian religion, and then yes, we don't believe in the Christian religion.
  • Balanone's Temple of Set REF 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.balanone.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Some of these have been downloaded and archived on various Internet and FTN sites along with other material about the Temple of Set.
  • satanism in cyberspace 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.love.is [Source type: Original source]

.The belief system in general is referred to as Setianism.^ It may be very difficult for you to be accepted in the community of religions and philosophies and in general unless you explain yourselves and your belief system.
  • Vexen Crabtree's Live Journal - Why I am not a Satanist by Rev. Deinsen 11 September 2009 10:10 UTC vexen.livejournal.com [Source type: Original source]

Setianism, in theory, is similar to theistic Satanism. .The principle adored deity of Setianism is the ancient Egyptian god Set, or Seth, the god of adversary.^ The eye connected to Horus, the ancient Egyptian god of the sky.
  • Paganism/Satanism: Human Sacrifice was practiced by pagan Druids way back in history - Druids persuaded people to worship nature or 'the law of the jungle' - let's not go back to the bad old days eh? 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.bilderberg.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They then joined the Temple of Set , which was an organization that split off from the Church of Satan years ago, in 1975, when Michael Aquino — DS: Based on the Egyptian god ?
  • Satanism: An interview with Church of Satan High Priest Peter Gilmore - Wikinews, the free news source 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC en.wikinews.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Members recognize a pre-Satanic deity, the Egyptian God Set as a living entity who stands separate and apart from the forces of the natural universe.
  • The Truth About Satanism, page 1 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.abovetopsecret.com [Source type: Original source]

.Set supposedly is the Dark Lord behind the Hebrew entity Satan.^ Members recognize a pre-Satanic deity, the Egyptian God Set as a living entity who stands separate and apart from the forces of the natural universe.
  • The Truth About Satanism, page 1 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.abovetopsecret.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The reality behind Satan is simply the dark evolutionary force that permeates all of nature and provides the drive for survival and propagation inherent in all living things.
  • satanism in cyberspace 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.love.is [Source type: Original source]

^ Check out the rules of Satanism and decide for your self whether you’d like to live according to the rules laid forth by our dark lord.
  • IS SATANISM FOR YOU? : Dog and Pony Show | Better at the internet than you. 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC dogandponyshowwebsite.com [Source type: General]

.Set is worshipped by his followers through the ritual of the Black Flame.^ There she saw several of the Mormon leaders dressed in black worshipping Lucifer in a ritual called True Order of Prayer .

^ Classical Satanists often worship through use of reversal of traditional Christian symbols and ritual such as the black mass or by reversing crosses or other religious symbols.
  • Hollywood, Satanism, Scientology and Suicide  20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.whale.to [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Aquino is known to have participated in black magical rituals at Wewelsburg Castle, set up as a place of occult working for the SS by Heinrich Himmler.
  • satanism in cyberspace 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.love.is [Source type: Original source]

Order of Nine Angles

.The Order of Nine Angles (ONA) is a purported secretive Satanist organization which has been mentioned in books detailing fascist Satanism.^ Whilst in the Church of Satan's Black Mass, the naked female takes the place of the altar, the Black Mass of the Order of Nine Angles stipulates that it is a naked male who serves as the altar.
  • Satanism - An Examination of Satanic Black Magic 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.luckymojo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In more modern times the Order of Nine Angles approach to ritual sacrifice has significantly altered from a willing sacrificial victim  - that of the initiated Priest - to that of an unwilling sacrificial victim.
  • Satanism - An Examination of Satanic Black Magic 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.luckymojo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Satanism discovered by Italian and French law enforcement agencies in 1996 is not the same Satanism exposed in the core books of the anti-Satanist movement in the 1980s.
  • The Gothic Milieu (Introvigne) 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.cesnur.org [Source type: General]

They were initially formed in the United Kingdom and rose to public note during the 1980s and 1990s. .Presently, the ONA is organized around clandestine cells (which it calls traditional nexions)[16] and around what it calls sinister tribes[17][18].^ We have the Esoteric Tradition, this is very well known now in the West and in universities, and this is what we are calling the Dark Tradition in our organization.
  • Satanic Reds 11 September 2009 10:10 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: Original source]

Before modern Satanism

.Historically, primarily in Christian European civilization over the centuries, but also in Muslim countries (for example, the Yezidis), some people or groups have been specifically described as worshipping Satan or the Devil, or of being devoted to the work of Satan.^ Devil worship in the Church of Satan.
  • satanism in cyberspace 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.love.is [Source type: Original source]

^ I mean, Jewish people do not worship the devil.
  • savethemales.ca - Incest Survivor Exposed Illuminati Satanists 20 November 2009 22:28 UTC www.henrymakow.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They do not worship—nor believe in—the Devil or a Christian notion of Satan .
  • Satanism: An interview with Church of Satan High Priest Peter Gilmore - Wikinews, the free news source 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC en.wikinews.org [Source type: Original source]

.The widespread preponderance of these groups in European cultures is in part connected with the importance and meaning of Satan within Christianity.^ What better way to hide your Satanic rituals and networks than within a "Christian" church that condemns the work of "Satan"?

^ In reference to Satanic magic however it is considered to have a number of different meanings which are used by different groups.
  • Satanism - An Examination of Satanic Black Magic 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.luckymojo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Satanism is the glue that connects the various groups accused by many conspiracy theorists of “running the world,” i.e.
  • Satanism is rampant - GOD STILL LOVES US 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC godstilllovesus.org [Source type: Original source]

.When viewing the historical development of the phenomenon of Satanism in the list below, it becomes evident that, while the earlier Christian examples may reflect the goals of the Catholic Church to overcome pagans and heretics (or to dispose of opponents, as was the case with Urbain Grandier), the later examples (at least from the time of de Sade onwards) clearly express an open hatred, to the point of sacrilege and blasphemy in some cases, towards Christianity, and the Roman Catholic Church in particular.^ Below are some words or names and their meaning from MY point of view.

^ The Roman Catholic Church has become alarmed in recent years by the...
  • Keyword: satanism 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ How can I become a member of the Church of Satan?
  • Church of Satan commonly asked questions 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

Some of the main personalities and groups that have stood out over the centuries, are:

In the Middle East

.The Yezidis, a minority religion of the Middle East who worship the Melek Taus, are often referred to as Satan worshippers by some sectors of the dominant Muslim religion.^ Some of his essays: " Who Serves Satan?

^ The second group who choose satanism is composed of the ignorant, the uneducated and the troubled who are often the topic of newspaper articles and television talk shows.
  • The Light of the Qur'an has Destroyed Satanism - Harun Yahya 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.harunyahya.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We strongly recommend that the terms "Satanist" and "Satanism" be used only with a qualifier to refer to religions that have some direct involvement with Satan in some form.
  • The Truth About Satanism, page 1 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.abovetopsecret.com [Source type: Original source]

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In Christian cultures

.
  • Pagans celebrating Pan, Athena, Moloch, Odin, Perkunas or other Pagan deities are often claimed by the Catholic Church to be worshipping the Devil and his minions.^ Devil worship in the Church of Satan.
    • satanism in cyberspace 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.love.is [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In London she worked in a gothic club in Islington where she claims to have joined a group who attended "bite parties" and worshipped the Devil.
    • Paganism/Satanism: Human Sacrifice was practiced by pagan Druids way back in history - Druids persuaded people to worship nature or 'the law of the jungle' - let's not go back to the bad old days eh? 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.bilderberg.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ No other Catholic Church in the world looks like this.

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  • Witches (claimed by the Catholic Church to be servants of the Devil), resulting in the Witch trials in Early Modern Europe.^ Most modern witches claim we are not witches.
    • Balanone's Temple of Set REF 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.balanone.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Isaac Bonewits is blindly anti-anything which has anything to do with modern Satanism, apparently at least partly in response to his expulsion from the Church of Satan in the late 1960's or early 1970's.
    • Balanone's Temple of Set REF 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.balanone.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The Catholic Church accepts as a well-established fact that the body of a living human being could be possessed by the Devil.
    • CESNUR - Satanism Scares and Vampirism... 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.cesnur.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • Gilles de Rais (1400s, France).^ If you should perchance read "The Trial of Gilles De Rais," you will not suddenly become a serial child rapist and murderer.
    • Allee Shadow Tradition - Magical Science, Hermetic Philosophy, Sovereign Spirituality 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC alleeshadowtradition.com [Source type: Original source]

    [20]
  • Johann Georg Faust (1500s, Germany)[20]. .Many instructions, in German and in Latin, for making a pact with the Devil were attributed to him.^ Make a formal pact with the Devil.
    • The Occult 1: Witchcraft and Satanism | Relijournal 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC relijournal.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ All forms of witchcraft as well as all forms of Satanism makes a pact with the Devil.
    • The Occult 1: Witchcraft and Satanism | Relijournal 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC relijournal.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) made a pact with the Devil, referring to him as the “great” Beast.
    • The Occult 1: Witchcraft and Satanism | Relijournal 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC relijournal.com [Source type: Original source]

    These were collected and published in Germany in a few of the volumes of Das Kloster (1845-1849).
  • Urbain Grandier (1600s, France). .Although set up by the Catholic Church, a very famous document, in Latin, of a pact with the Devil which he allegedly wrote, has been preserved.^ The Roman Catholic Church, through watching the dramatizations of people picked up some little fragments of R6."
    • Hollywood, Satanism, Scientology and Suicide  20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.whale.to [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ She states that much fasting and prayer set up an anointing to make the devil back off, for every one of his plans fell through.

    ^ The Catholic Church accepts as a well-established fact that the body of a living human being could be possessed by the Devil.
    • CESNUR - Satanism Scares and Vampirism... 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.cesnur.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • People involved in the Poison affair, such as Catherine Deshayes and Etienne Guibourg (1600s, France).^ I mean, if they think it involves killing people or whatever, I have to say I can't think well of such actions.
    • topic: Satanism - Mystery of the zen hex 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.zenhex.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Most peoples minds cannot accept that anyone let alone a conspiracy cult could be involved in such transgressions.
    • savethemales.ca - Incest Survivor Exposed Illuminati Satanists 20 November 2009 22:28 UTC www.henrymakow.com [Source type: Original source]

    .The documentation from their trial is the principal Medieval source for information on the Black Mass.^ The progression from the Mass of the Dead into the modern Black Mass took a new turn when it was linked to the medieval witches sabbath.
    • Satanism - An Examination of Satanic Black Magic 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.luckymojo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • The Marquis de Sade (1700s, France), described by some authors as being devoted to Satanism.^ The author has chosen to describe the satanic element of the crime only rather than every point of law that was appealed.
    • Satanism and Ritual Abuse Archive 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.endritualabuse.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I think all religions (please correct me if I am wrong) describe the opposition of good and evil in some form, while evil might be personified as Satan or a part of the self or just the opposite good.
    • Catholic Satanism - Interfaith forums 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.interfaith.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Author Sanchez next describes what he calls a preplanned "Satanic ritual."
    • THE SATANIC ROOTS OF ROCK 20 November 2009 22:28 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: General]

    [23] .His works graphically described blasphemy against the Catholic Church, such as an orgy resembling a Black Mass conducted by Pope Pius VI in the Vatican (in his novel Juliette ).
  • In 1865 the anti-Vatican Italian poet Giosuè Carducci, published his poem praising Satan as the god of reason and expressing hatred towards Christianity, Inno a Satana ("Hymn to Satan").^ Satanism is a reaction against the Christian church and the Word of God in particular.
    • Satanism: The World of the Occult 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.leaderu.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In a second phase -- after the success of Joris Karl Huysmans’ novel Là-bas (1891) had familiarized the public with Satanism and Black Masses -- scholars were replaced by journalists.
    • The Gothic Milieu (Introvigne) 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.cesnur.org [Source type: General]

    ^ What is even more sickening is the way such crimes against children and others are covered up to protect the "good name" of the church.

    .(Carducci's poem contains both Italian declinations of Satan: Satana and Satani).
  • Many adherents of the Decadent movement, such as the Polish author Stanisław Przybyszewski, the Belgian artist Félicien Rops, and the French poet Charles Baudelaire (who published his poem, Les Litanies de Satan, "The Litanies of Satan" in 1857) either called themselves Satanists, or created overtly satanist artwork and literature.^ Thus a "Satanist" is one who either: 1.
    • The Truth About Satanism, page 1 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.abovetopsecret.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Societe de Luciferiens, a French Satanic society that operated in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and the fictional work of J.K. Huysmans entitled La Bas.
    • Satanism - An Examination of Satanic Black Magic 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.luckymojo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Speaking as one of those Setians who is frequently called Satanist, 1) My usual defense runs along the lines of, "You call me a Satanist.
    • Balanone's Temple of Set REF 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.balanone.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • Some French movements widely described as being Satanist by French writers of the time (Late 1800s to early 1900s).^ The Satanism discovered by Italian and French law enforcement agencies in 1996 is not the same Satanism exposed in the core books of the anti-Satanist movement in the 1980s.
    • The Gothic Milieu (Introvigne) 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.cesnur.org [Source type: General]

    ^ You shouldn’t even criticize these Satanists that are mad at you because some of them are being creative” I replied, “Shane there has got to be some quality control” He then said, “So you are going to be quality control?

    ^ Why has my being shunned caused this great interest and appetite among Satanists and some of the public?

    .The most well-known description available in English, is the 1891 novel Là-Bas, by Joris-Karl Huysmans.^ In a second phase -- after the success of Joris Karl Huysmans’ novel Là-bas (1891) had familiarized the public with Satanism and Black Masses -- scholars were replaced by journalists.
    • The Gothic Milieu (Introvigne) 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.cesnur.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Journalist Jules Bois (1868-1943) and novelist Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848-1907) explored this underworld, and Huysmans publishedin 1891 a famous novel on Satanism, Là-bas , which included one of the most famous literary descriptions of a Black Mass [6] .
    • CESNUR - Satanism Scares and Vampirism... 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.cesnur.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Most of his books have been published by the notorious Chick Publications of Chino (California), well known for its extreme anti-Catholicism [62] .
    • CESNUR - Satanism Scares and Vampirism... 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.cesnur.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .However, there were numerous other well-known personalities in France which were related to the circles Huysmans describes, such as Joseph-Antoine Boullan, Stanislas de Guaita, Henri Antoine Jules-Bois, and Joséphin Péladan, who either wrote about Satanism in France, or were accused of being Satanists themselves.^ He asked me about the path of satanism, and what qualifies a person as a satanist.

    ^ Either that, or he is the one being decieved by Satan.
    • Lake Elsinore couple blends diverse beliefs :: The Valley News 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC myvalleynews.com [Source type: General]

    ^ There have been numerous other such switches.
    • Hollywood, Satanism, Scientology and Suicide  20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.whale.to [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • Freemasonry was described as being Satanist, also in France at the same time, by the elaborate, completely discredited Taxil hoax[27].^ To prove it, here's some of the same bullshit that's already been posted and discredited several times over...
    • Satanism is rampant - GOD STILL LOVES US 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC godstilllovesus.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Reality, for the individual has changed, everyone else remains the same, but the Satanist now sees things in a completely different way.
    • Satanism - An Examination of Satanic Black Magic 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.luckymojo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The Jesuits were actively engaged in the anti-Masonic campaign but, at the same time, did not trust Taxil.
    • CESNUR - Satanism Scares and Vampirism... 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.cesnur.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .It is true, however, that some personalities popularly associated with Satanism during that time (such as Félicien Rops), were also Freemasons.
  • At least two Satanic (or "Luciferian") sects existed in France in the 1930s.^ The times I have heard these New Age saviors saying that some entity or other had said this or that had happened or was happening when it was provably not true.

    ^ In the case of criminals, the Church of Satan advocates the institution of an elite police force ("an American Schutzstaffel") who will deal with such persons.
    • satanism in cyberspace 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.love.is [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Thank you for taking the time to dispel some of the myths surrounding Satanism.
    • The Truth About Satanism, page 1 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.abovetopsecret.com [Source type: Original source]

    .One was led by Maria de Naglowska, and had rituals dedicated to Satan and Lucifer.^ One member, who asked not to be named, said: “He started to get involved with satanism and liked to go off and perform rituals on his own.
    • Paganism/Satanism: Human Sacrifice was practiced by pagan Druids way back in history - Druids persuaded people to worship nature or 'the law of the jungle' - let's not go back to the bad old days eh? 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.bilderberg.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The proper rituals, spells, and charms must be followed to produce the desired results Members of witchcraft and Satanism see Jews and Christians as their number one enemy.
    • The Occult 1: Witchcraft and Satanism | Relijournal 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC relijournal.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ News articles describe this case as one involving child pornography, satanic rituals, and animal abuse.
    • Satanism and Ritual Abuse Archive 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.endritualabuse.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [28] .Another, led by a former Catholic priest, celebrated an inversion of the Latin Mass (a "Luciferian Mass"), which included the phrase "In nomine Domini Dei nostri Satanae Luciferi Excelsi" (a phrase which would re-appear 30 years later in Anton LaVey's Satanic Bible).^ The Church of Satan was then led by its high priest, Anton LaVey.
    • THE SATANIC ROOTS OF ROCK 20 November 2009 22:28 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: General]

    ^ The Satanic Bible [7] written by Anton LaVey in 1969.
    • satanism in cyberspace 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.love.is [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Anton LeVey's Satanic Bible (1969).
    • Adherents.com 11 September 2009 10:10 UTC www.adherents.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [29]
  • The Ophite Cultus Satanas ("the Ophite Cult of Satan"), a group founded in Ohio in 1948, said they worshipped the Ophite serpent, which they called Satanas (Satan).

Relationship to popular music

.Heavy metal music has often been connected with Satanism, in part to the lyrical content of several bands and their frequent use of imagery often tied to left hand path beliefs (such as the upside-down pentagram).^ Gurdjieff, an adept of the left-hand path.

^ Children who play with Carebears or read C.S. Lewis's Narnia tales are in the company of those who play their heavy-metal records backwards to hear Satanic messages.
  • Adherents.com 11 September 2009 10:10 UTC www.adherents.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As Satan is defined as a metaphysical being – Devil or Archangel, such belief in him constitutes a religion rather than a rational philosophy or an indoctrinated ideology.
  • satanism in cyberspace 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.love.is [Source type: Original source]

More often than not, such musicians say they do not believe in legitimate Satanic ideology and often profess to being atheists, agnostics, or religious skeptics, in some instances, followers of right hand path religions, while using that which appears to be "Satanic" for entertainment purposes and shock value[30]
.Glen Benton, vocalist and bassist of the band Deicide, once openly claimed to be a practitioner of Theistic Satanism, and has spoken publicly on numerous occasions to profess staunch anti-Christian sentiment.^ The Jews lived amongst Christian nations for a long time, they are not Christian, they can be very anti-Christian at times if not openly, then covertly, and they "murdered Jesus," the Christians' own God!
  • Satanic Reds 11 September 2009 10:10 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Christianity claims to oppose the force known as "Satan" and yet there are many themes of Satanic ritual within its beliefs and ceremonies.

^ Going Down-Market: Satan Rules the Night at Jaxx [Black Metal- a dark anti-Christian music genre] .
  • Keyword: satanism 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Norwegian black metal artists such as Euronymous from Mayhem and Infernus from Gorgoroth have also identified themselves as Satanists and actively promoted their beliefs.^ There has also been an attempt to focus upon the reasons behind the practice of Black Magic by Satanists rather than simply focusing upon the rituals themselves.
  • Satanism - An Examination of Satanic Black Magic 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.luckymojo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ From a musical point of view, Mayhem -- Euronymous’ band, started in 1984 and coming back in 1994 after Euronymous’ death -- remains the most influential model of "modern" Black Metal.
  • The Gothic Milieu (Introvigne) 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.cesnur.org [Source type: General]

^ As the fate of Euronymous sadly confirmed, violence in the Norwegian black metal scene was not purely a matter of lyrics.
  • The Gothic Milieu (Introvigne) 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.cesnur.org [Source type: General]

[31] .Numerous burnings of churches that covered parts of Norway in the early 1990s were also attributed to youths involved in the black metal movement, which included people claiming to have theistic Satanic beliefs and strong "anti-LaVeyan" attitudes.^ On the other hand, the burning of churches in Norway, and the profanation of cemeteries in Southern France, confirm that, although small, some movements arising from the Gothic milieu, particularly from some of its black metal fringes, are indeed dangerous and may be involved in criminal activities.
  • The Gothic Milieu (Introvigne) 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.cesnur.org [Source type: General]

^ Penick's defense was that he acted under the influence of his strong beliefs in satanism but that he had converted to Christianity while in prison.
  • HiddenMysteries Conspiracy Archive 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.hiddenmysteries.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Isaac Bonewits is blindly anti-anything which has anything to do with modern Satanism, apparently at least partly in response to his expulsion from the Church of Satan in the late 1960's or early 1970's.
  • Balanone's Temple of Set REF 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.balanone.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[32] .However, the legitimacy of such actions as Satanic endeavors, rather than simply rebellious actions done for publicity, is something that has been doubted by even those who contribute to the genre.^ We have such an oddball here on California's deathrow named Richard Ramirez, and I doubt he even has a clue who La Vey is, but that's his interpretation of Satanism, and it is what most people will always believe.
  • Vexen Crabtree's Live Journal - Why I am not a Satanist by Rev. Deinsen 11 September 2009 10:10 UTC vexen.livejournal.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Children who play with Carebears or read C.S. Lewis's Narnia tales are in the company of those who play their heavy-metal records backwards to hear Satanic messages.
  • Adherents.com 11 September 2009 10:10 UTC www.adherents.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As Satan is defined as a metaphysical being – Devil or Archangel, such belief in him constitutes a religion rather than a rational philosophy or an indoctrinated ideology.
  • satanism in cyberspace 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.love.is [Source type: Original source]

[33]
.In the popular media, the singer Rihanna was rumoured to use satanic symbolism in her videos, images, and music.^ But, is the label using Satan as a symbol deserved ?
  • Heathen Harvest - Multimedia: The Satanic Scriptures by Peter H. Gilmore (BOOK) 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.heathenharvest.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Mormon satanism So the Mormon religion was founded by Freemasons , uses Freemasonic, Illuminati, and ancient rituals and symbols, and is big into blood atonement and terrible vengeance for revealing the secrets.

^ In addition, music, CDs and cassettes are used in the promulgation of Satanism.
  • Satan and Satanism - Satanism and Youth's Quest for Identity 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.wsatan.com [Source type: Original source]

Such symbolism was rumoured to include the Eye of Horus, backmasking and subliminal messages. These allegations have been denied by the singer.[34]

See also

References

  1. ^ Anne Somerset: The Affair of the Poisons: Murder, Infanticide and Satanism at the Court of Louis XIV: New York: St Martins Press: 2003 :
  2. ^ Flowers, Stephen (1997). Lords of the Left-hand Path. Runa-Raven Press. ISBN 1-885972-08-3. 
  3. ^ Royal Navy to allow devil worship CNN
  4. ^ Carter, Helen. The devil and the deep blue sea: Navy gives blessing to sailor Satanist. The Guardian
  5. ^ Navy approves first ever Satanist BBC News
  6. ^ Inmates Who Follow Satanism and Wicca Find Unlikely Ally
  7. ^ Before high court: law that allows for religious rights
  8. ^ LaVey, Anton (1969). The Satanic Bible. Avon. p. 40. : "It is a common misconception that the Satanist does not believe in God...To the Satanist, "God" - by whatever name he is called, or by no name at all - is seen as a balancing factor..."
  9. ^ Satanism
  10. ^ Darkside Collective Ministry International
  11. ^ Modern Satanism
  12. ^ A'al, Jashan. Satanic Denominations - Modern Satanism
  13. ^ Bob and Gretchen Passantino: Satanism: Grand Rapids: Zondervan: 1995
  14. ^ Anthony Moriarty: The Psychology of Adolescent Satanism: New York: Praeger: 1992
  15. ^ Aquino, Michael (2002) (PDF). Church of Satan. San Francisco: Temple of Set. http://www.xeper.org/maquino/nm/COS.pdf. 
  16. ^ FAQ About ONA
  17. ^ Angular Momentum: from Traditional to Progressive Satanism in the Order of Nine Angles
  18. ^ Sinister Tribes Of The ONA
  19. ^ “The Devil Worshipers of the Middle East : Their Beliefs & Sacred Books” Holmes Pub Group LLC (December 1993) ISBN 1558182314 ISBN 978-1558182318
  20. ^ a b c d e Robbins, Rossell Hope, The Encyclopedia of Witchcraft and Demonology, 1959.
  21. ^ Extensively described in: Zacharias, Gerhard, Der dunkle Gott: Satanskult und Schwarze Messe, München (1964).
  22. ^ Original sources: Ravaisson, François Archives de la Bastille (Paris, 1866-1884, volumes IV, V, VI, VII)
  23. ^ Dr. Iwan Bloch, Marquis de Sade: His Life and Work, 1899: "The Marquis de Sade gave evidence in his novels of being a fanatic Satanist."
  24. ^ Jullian, Philippe, Esthétes et Magiciens, 1969; Dreamers of Decadence, 1971.
  25. ^ Bois, Jules, Le Satanisme et la Magie - avec une étude de J.-K. Huysmans, Paris, 1895.
  26. ^ Huysmans, J.-K., Là-Bas, 1891
  27. ^ Waite, A.E., Devil Worship in France, 1896.
  28. ^ Medway, Gareth, Lure of the Sinister: The Unnatural History of Satanism, 2001, page 18.
  29. ^ Messe Luciférienne, in Pierre Geyraud, Les Petites Églises de Paris, 1937.
  30. ^ Baddeley, Gavin. Raising Hell!: The Book of Satan and Rock 'n' Roll
  31. ^ Garry Sharpe-Young (2007). Metal: The Definitive Guide. 
  32. ^ Grude, Torstein (Director). (January 1 1998). Satan rir Media. [motion picture]. Norway: Grude, Torstein. http://home.no/metalra/reviews/videos/satan_rides_the_media.html. 
  33. ^ Ihsahn Interview
  34. ^ Tiffany Evans Claims Rihanna & Others Satanists; Slams “Russian Roulette;” Rihanna’s Devilish HistoryFriday, October 23, 2009, Editorial Staff

Further reading

  • Michelet, Jules (1862). .Satanism and Witchcraft: The Classic Study of Medieval Superstition.^ At the decline of the Medieval Period witchcraft and Satanism saw a rebirth.
    • The Occult 1: Witchcraft and Satanism | Relijournal 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC relijournal.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If anyone had thought that Satanism was a medieval superstition that humanity left behind in the dark ages of the past, they had better think again.
    • satanism in cyberspace 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.love.is [Source type: Original source]

    ^ During the Medieval Period witchcraft and Satanism died out due to the strong rise of the Christian church.
    • The Occult 1: Witchcraft and Satanism | Relijournal 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC relijournal.com [Source type: Original source]

    .ISBN 978-0806500591.  Considered the first modern work to discuss Satanism.
  • Cavendish, Richard (1967).^ When discussing similarities, both Satanism and Secular Humanism work towards fulfillment, growth and creativity; so when placing it in the context of capitalism there are similarities but also distinct differences.

    ^ It is, accordingly, worthwhile to offer first, an overview of modern Satanism scares, and second, a summary of the connections between each main Satanism scare and vampires.
    • CESNUR - Satanism Scares and Vampirism... 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.cesnur.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Crowley: The Godfather of Modern Satanism In any discussion of contemporary Satanism the figure of Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) looms like a mafia godfather over a shadowy underworld.
    • Dubroom: Articles - SATANISM: A Threat in the New Millennium 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC dubroom.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The Black Arts: An Absorbing Account of Witchcraft, Demonology, Astrology, and Other Mystical Practices Throughout the Ages.^ Any extraordinary or mystical influence, charm, power, etc.; mysteriously enchanting; witchcraft, enchantment; magic is an art employing some occult force of nature: .

    ^ Next article will cover New Age and Feng Shui: Many of the practices discussed in this article on witchcraft and Satanism are also a part of these two other forms of the occult.
    • The Occult 1: Witchcraft and Satanism | Relijournal 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC relijournal.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Derived mainly from the witchcraft practices of Europe in the Middle Ages, Satanism has also been seen to be on the rise in Islamic countries.
    • Satan and Satanism - Satanism and Youth's Quest for Identity 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.wsatan.com [Source type: Original source]

    .ISBN 978-0399500350.  Summary of the history of Witchcraft, Satanism, and Devil Worship in the last part of the book.
  • Passantino, Bob and Gretchen: Satanism: Grand Rapids: Zondervan: 1995.
  • Zacharias, Gerhard (1980).^ Devil worship in the Church of Satan.
    • satanism in cyberspace 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.love.is [Source type: Original source]

    ^ LaVey only named his religion "Satanism" because he was a dark and demonic man, fascinated with the occult and with the art of devil worship.
    • Vexen Crabtree's Live Journal - Why I am not a Satanist by Rev. Deinsen 11 September 2009 10:10 UTC vexen.livejournal.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The rites and rituals of Satanism, Devil worship, could scientifically be described as 'Wankery".
    • What is "Satanism," exactly? [Archive] - David Icke's Official Forums 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.davidicke.com [Source type: Original source]

    The Satanic Cult. ISBN 978-0041330083.  Translated from the 1964 German edition by Christine Trollope.
  • Wlodek, Nikodem (2004). Satans Raw. 
  • Medway, Gareth (2001). Lure of the Sinister: The Unnatural History of Satanism. ISBN 978-0814756454. 
  • Noctulius, Emperor (2007). the path to satan. 
  • Chornyisyn, Mykhailo (2009). Hail Satan: A collection of Satanic verse by Mykhailo Chornyisyn illustrated by M.B.. ISBN 978-0557064892. 

External links


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

Contents

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  1. Worship of the Devil.
  2. Any religion seen as both non-Christian and anti-Christian.
  3. A profession, philosophy, or ideological construct featuring a positive, admirable, or useful association to the figure, character or entity known as 'Satan'.
  4. The religion of the Church of Satan, founded in 1966 by Anton Szandor LaVey, which characterizes human instincts and desires as "Satan" and urges capitulation to such instincts and desires; also called LaVeyan Satanism.

Usage notes

  • Satanism is not always capitalized in all senses.
  • Self-identified Satanists typically use the term Satanism in senses 2-4, and use the terms Satanic and Satanist analogously.

Translations

See also

Anagrams


Wikibooks

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikibooks, the open-content textbooks collection

Christianity and Satanism

.It is apparent from a study of history that the specter of Satanism was created by the Christian church.^ THe church created satan as a means to frighten all of its subjects to aquiesc to the church's will.
  • Vexen Crabtree's Live Journal - Criticisms of Satanism 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC vexen.livejournal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This created a surge of attention for LaVey and the Church of Satan.

^ Isaac Bonewits is blindly anti-anything which has anything to do with modern Satanism, apparently at least partly in response to his expulsion from the Church of Satan in the late 1960's or early 1970's.
  • Balanone's Temple of Set REF 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.balanone.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Many of the erroneous beliefs about Satanists still believed today can be traced to The Malleus Maleficarum (Witch's Hammer) (1486) by Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger.^ Let them know that just like you disagree with them about witches and pagans, you know people who claim to be Satanists who don't match the common hysterical claims.
  • Balanone's Temple of Set REF 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.balanone.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There have been both Christians and Satanists calling themselves witches long before today's Wiccans came along.
  • Wiccan Disclaimer Critique 20 November 2009 22:28 UTC www.satanservice.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Many Satanists, if they believe that God exists at all, feel that He is remote and not readily accessible and does not care about them.
  • CRI Journal - CRJ0014A 20 November 2009 22:28 UTC www.iclnet.org [Source type: Original source]

[1] The book was a handbook for inquisitors.

The Church of Satan

.The Church of Satan was founded by Anton Szandor LaVey (1930-1997), author of The Satanic Bible (1969).^ Anton Szandor LaVey saw this coming!

^ How do they deal with Anton LaVey and the Church of Satan?

^ The Church of Satan was then led by its high priest, Anton LaVey.
  • THE SATANIC ROOTS OF ROCK 20 November 2009 22:28 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: General]

.In that book, LaVey argued that religions such as Christianity rejected the physical world; he was attempting to create a religion which uplifted it.^ His next book: The Satanic Rituals (1972), was printed as a companion volume to The Satanic Bible , and contains rituals culled from satanic traditions identified by LaVey in various world cultures.

^ It remains in the holy books of the world's major traditional religions and is still practiced by many.
  • Animal Sacrifice and Blood Rituals in Traditional World Religions and Satanism 20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.humanreligions.info [Source type: Original source]

^ Before Aleister Crowley died in his book called "Moon Child: he predicted one of his members would form a new world religion.
  • Hollywood, Satanism, Scientology and Suicide  20 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.whale.to [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Other books written by LaVey on the subject include The Compleat Witch (1971), The Satanic Rituals (1972), The Devil's Notebook (1992), and Satan Speaks! (1998).^ The Compleat Witch followed in 1971 (re-released in 1989 as The Satanic Witch ) .

^ A.S. LaVey has 5 books written by him, and several others written about him since.

^ Between 1970 and 1992 LaVey had written three other books.

LaVey appointed Blanche Barton command of the church, and she assumed the role when he died in 1997.

Simple English

Satanism is a word that has several different meanings. It can describe different religions and philosophies.

Sometimes the word Satanism is just used to say that the person using it does not like a group, but the group themselves do not think of themselves as Satanists. Used like this, it is just used to say the speaker disapproves of a group. A lot of groups, like Pagans, or even Protestants have in the past been called Satanists by some people.

The word is often used by people who do not know much about or do not like Satanists, who think that Satanism means worshipping an evil being called Satan, and that Satanists want him to win in a war against good represented by "God". This is not true of most Satanists. For them Satan is only a symbol for the freedom to be themselves, also the word satan is used as symbol for man's inner desires and for knowledge. These people like the writings of Anton LaVey and are sometimes called LaVeyan Satanists. There are several modern Satanic groups of different types, but the most well known is the Church of Satan created in 1966 by Anton LaVey who also wrote The Satanic Bible. Even though these types of satanists are atheists,meaning they do not believe in a higher being, they do practice magic. Their basic view on how to behave on earth is that because they believe that there is no after life or god then your actions on earth do not matter.

Other types of Satanist do worship Satan. They are called theistic or traditional Satanists, because they believe their religion is older. They think their religion is similar to that written about in books from the Witch trials in Early Modern Europe. People may believe these Satanists are criminals, but that is hardly ever true, they just feel a calling to worship Satan.

Other websites

LaVeyan Satanists

Theistic Satanists



Citable sentences

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Here are sentences from other pages on Satanism, which are similar to those in the above article.








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