Founder: Anton Szandor LaVey Time: 45 years (since the 30 th April 1966, Walpurgisnacht) Holly book: The Satanic Bible Symbol: the Sigil of Baphomet
The Satanic Bible The Satanic Bible was written by Anton LaVey in It is a collection of essays, observations and basic Satanic rituals, and outlines LaVey's Satanic ideology. It contains the core principles of LaVeyan Satanism and is considered the foundation of the philosophy that constitute Satanism.
Books of The Satanic Bible Dedication The Book of Satan The Book of Lucifer : Wanted! - God - Dead or Alive The God You Save May be Yourself Some Evidence of the New Satanic Age Hell, the Devil, and How to Sell Your Soul Love and Hate Satanic Sex Not All Vampires Suck Blood Indulgence NOT Compulsion On the Choice of a Human Sacrifice Life After Death Through Fulfillment of the Ego Religious Holidays The Black Mass The Book of Belial : The Theory and Practice of Satanic Magic (Definition and Purpose) The Three Types of Satanic Ritual The Ritual, or "Intellectual Decompression Chamber" The Ingredients Used in the Performance of Satanic Magic The Satanic Ritual The Book of Leviathan
The Nine Satanic Statements: 1.Satan represents indulgence instead of abstinence 2.Satan represents vital existence instead of spiritual pipe dreams 3.Satan represents undefiled wisdom instead of hypocritical self-deceit 4.Satan represents kindness to those who deserve it, instead of love wasted on ingrates 5.Satan represents vengeance instead of turning the other cheek 6.Satan represents responsibility to the responsible instead of concern for psychic vampires 7.Satan represents man as just another animal (sometimes better, more often worse than those that walk on all fours), who, because of his divine spiritual and intellectual development, has become the most vicious animal of all. 8.Satan represents all of the so-called sins, as they all lead to physical, mental, or emotional gratification 9.Satan has been the best friend the Church has ever had, as He has kept it in business all these years. The Eleven Satanic Rules of the Earth: 1.Do not give opinions or advice unless you are asked. 2.Do not tell your troubles to others unless you are sure they want to hear them. 3.When in anothers home, show them respect or else do not go there. 4.If a guest in your home annoys you, treat them cruelly and without mercy. 5.Do not make sexual advances unless you are given the mating signal. 6.Do not take that which does not belong to you, unless it is a burden to the other person and they cry out to be relieved. 7.Acknowledge the power of magic if you have employed it successfully to obtain your desires. If you deny the power of magic after having called upon it with success, you will lose all you have obtained. 8.Do not complain about anything to which you need not subject yourself. 9.Do not harm young children. 10.Do not kill non-human animals unless you are attacked or for your food. 11.When walking in open territory, bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask them to stop. If they do not stop, destroy them.
Anton Szandor LaVey Born in Chicago in 1930, his parents soon relocated to California, that westernmost gathering place for the brightest and darkest manifestations of the American Dream. It was a fertile environment for the sensitive child who would eventually mature into a role that the press would dub The Black Pope. From his eastern European grandmother, young LaVey learned of the superstitions that are still extant in that part of the world. These tales whetted his appetite for the outré, leading him to become absorbed in classic dark literature such as Dracula and Frankenstein. He also became an avid reader of the pulp magazines, which first published tales now deemed classics of the horror and science fiction genres. He later befriended seminal Weird Tales authors such as Clark Ashton Smith, Robert Barbour Johnson, and George Hass. His fancy was captured by fictional characters found in the works of Jack London, in comic strip characterslike Ming the Merciless, as well as historical figures of a diabolical cast such as Cagliostro, Rasputin and Basil Zaharoff. More interesting to him than the available occult literature, which he dismissed as being little more than sanctimonious white magic, were books of applied obscure knowledge such as Dr. William Wesley Cooks Practical Lessons in Hypnotism, Janes Fighting Ships, and manuals for handwriting analysis. His musical abilities were noticed early, and he was given free reign by his parents to try his hand at various instruments. LaVey was mainly attracted to the keyboards because of their scope and versatility. He found time to practice and could easily reproduce songs heard by ear without recourse to fake books or sheet music. This talent would prove to be one of his main sources of income for many years, particularly his calliope playing during his carnival days, and later his many stints as an organist in bars, lounges, and nightclubs. These venues gave him the chance to study how various melodic lines and chord progressions swayed the emotions of his audiences, from the spectators at the carnival and spook shows, to the individuals seeking solace for the disappointments in their lives in distilled spirits and the smoke-filled taverns for which LaVeys playing provided a soundtrack. His odd interests marked him as an outsider, and he did not alleviate this by feeling any compulsion to be one of the boys. He despised gym class and team sports and often cut classes to follow his own interests. He was an avid reader, and watched films such as those which would later be labeled film noir as well as German expressionist cinema such as M, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, and the Dr. Mabuse movies. His flashy mode of dress also served to amplify his alienation from the mainstream. He dropped out of high school to hang around with hoodlum types and gravitated towards working in the circus and carnivals, first as a roustabout and cage boy and later as a musician. His curiosity was rewarded through learning the ropes and working an act with the big cats, and later assisting with the machinations of the spook shows. He became well-versed in the many rackets used to separate the rubes from their money, along with the psychology that lead people to such pursuits. He played music for the bawdy shows on Saturday nights, as well as for tent revivalists on Sunday mornings, seeing many of the same people attending both. All of this provided a firm, earthy background for his evolving cynical world view. Read more! Anton LaVey: A Biographical SketchAnton LaVey: A Biographical Sketch
"You cannot love everyone; it is ridiculous to think you can. If you love everyone and everything you lose your natural powers of selection and wind up being a pretty poor judge of character and quality. If anything is used too freely it loses its true meaning. Therefore, the Satanist believes you should love strongly and completely those who deserve your love, but never turn the other cheek to your enemy!" Anton LaVey
The First Satanic Church was re-founded on the 31th October 1999 by Karla LaVey to carry on the legacy of her father, Anton LaVey, the author of The Satanic Bible and the founder of The Satanic Church. After his death in 1997 The Church of Satan was taken over by a new administration and its headquarters was moved to New York. LaVey's daughter, the High Priestess Karla LaVey, felt this to be a disservice to her father's legacy. She 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. Karla LaVey hosts a Satanic radio show every week in San Francisco in which she talks and plays the music that she grew up enjoying with her father. Listeners are encouraged to send in their CDs for playing. The First Satanic Church
Religious Satanism is a valid religion, generally followed by adults. It is essentially unrelated to teen Satanic babbling and to various other beliefs and practices that have been described as Satanism. The beliefs, practices and rituals of the Church of Satan have few, if any, points of similarity with the Christian or Muslim concept of Satan. Their Satan has nothing to do with Hell, demons, pitchforks, sadistic torture, demonic possession, and profound evil. Important!!!
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