One of the most common questions I am asked by those of my readers who are new to Theistic Satanism is “how do I create a Satanic altar?”. I will begin by first defining what an altar actually is. An altar is simply a structure, usually elevated, which serves as a sacred space and upon which one may conduct ritual work, offer libations to one’s deities or establish a shrine to a deity or person amongst many other purposes. How an altar will be used dictates the items which will adorn it. For example, for LaVeyan Satanists who
Anyone familiar with Anton LaVey’s Satanism envisions Satanists as egotistical, self-centered miscreants with complete disregard for others and for society as a whole. Even most LaVeyan Satanists would describe themselves as selfish to some degree. Theistic Satanists, too, recognise the innate divinity of the Self and thus embrace the ideal of self-exaltation and the spiritual profundity of autotheism. It would seemingly be a rare and guarded fact that not all Satanists are sociopathic hedonists – even rarer that many consider themselves to be pillars of their respective mundane communities. The truth of the matter is that the long-assumed “fact” that
Ezekiel’s Wheel The basis for this series of posts is my discovery of the existence of the Pagan Blog Project – a website dedicated to providing bloggers with prompts, or generated ideas, for interesting topics about which to write. Now, officially, there seems to be no “rule” barring a Theistic Satanist from contributing to the project, for the time being I am choosing to blog separate from the official Project as not to ruffle any feathers. With that disclaimer out of the way, I will address the basic gist of this series. Each week, a new topic will be chosen
Servitors, or constructs, are essentially non-corporeal artificial entities which have been created for a specific purpose by a person or an entity. Servitors may be created and used for a number of purposes—depending upon its function, a servitor may be referred to in a general sense as persuasive, talismanic, protective or predatory. For the purposes of this article, we will explore the topic of how one may utilise predatory servitors. When most individuals think of the word “predatory”, they may perceive a thing as animalistic, violent or otherwise negative. Not all predatory servitors are designed with sinister intentions, however—as we
When most people think of “Satanic rituals”, they conjure up wild and frightening imagery of animal sacrifice, perverse sexual orgies and, of course, chanting masked figures clad in dark robes. This is, of course, to be expected when one considers the popular depictions of Satanism and its rituals. The entertainment industry is to blame for much of these negative and unfairly stereotyped portrayals; Satanism, along with witchcraft, has always been an enticing target for storytellers looking to craft an enthralling plot. The reality of Satanism and its practices, however, could not be more different. Although there are always those with
What does religious Demonolatry have to do with paranormal investigation? Well, quite simply the answer is nothing at all. It merely lends a different point of view. There is often a great deal of confusion regarding how my religious veneration of Demons marries with my role as a paranormal investigator and Demonologist. I should first begin by establishing a few facts as they pertain to the topic at hand. There are essentially two definitions of the term demonology within modern usage: 1. Demonology: (n.) The study and classification of Demons. 2. Demonology: (n.) The practice of identifying and exorcising Demons.