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Sunday, July 27th, 2008
12:51 am
[luciferian_chic]
Satanic magazines?
I have a question for anyone who can answer: do you know of any Satanism/Luciferian magazines, magazines for/by Satanists and/or Luciferians? 'Cause I'm interested in writing for one, and Google is not being cooperative. I know I was able to find some years ago when I was interested in reading them, but now I get squat from Google.

Cross-posted several places.
Thursday, October 23rd, 2008
7:45 pm
[echorisen]
Brothers and Sisters!
My name is Echo, I am a 20 year old Satanist from NJ. I became a Satanist two years ago after a very intense spirtiual experience with the Devil himself. I am inlove with Satan and I am his child. I know most people think that sounds insane, but I really want to find others who love Satan as much as I do. I hope that I will find you! I want to start a coven in the tri-state area! Please conact me if you love my Lord Satan! I would love to hear from you!

-Your sister Echo
Friday, December 5th, 2008
3:16 pm
[anamiaoldermale]
Hail Satan
As a new Satanist I am seeking others to Join with other Satanists in worshiping our Lord Satan..
Mac
Thursday, January 1st, 2009
1:57 pm
[hornedgoat]
Is bookoflies777 Okay?

I noticed a few weeks ago that bookoflies777 had his journal deleted. I was waiting to see if he would get the issued cleared up but hasn't. He was pretty much the one person keeping this community alive. I was just wondering if anyone knew what happened to him. Did he delete his journal himself? Get hurt? Was he banned from Live Journal for a reason? I just wanted to check in and see if anyone has heard anything.

 

Friday, July 25th, 2008
7:22 pm
[bookoflies777]
WE ARE THE WITCHCRAFT.
WE ARE THE WITCHCRAFT. We are the oldest organization in the world. When man was born, we were. We sang the first cradle song. We healed the first wound, we comforted the first terror. We were the Guardians against the Darkness, the Helpers on the Left Hand Side. Rock drawings in the Pyrenees remember us, and little clay images, made for an old purpose when the world was new. Our hand was on the old stone circles, the monolith, the dolmen, and the druid oak. We sang the first hunting songs, we made the first crops to grow; when man stood naked before the Powers that made him, we sang the first chant of terror and wonder. We wooed among the Pyramids, watched Egypt rise and fall, ruled for a space in Chaldea and Babylon, the Magian Kings. We sat among the secret assemblies of Israel, and danced the wild and stately dances in the sacred groves of Greece.

In China and Yucatan, in Kansas and Kurdistan we are one. All organizations have known us, no organization is of us; when there is too much organization we depart. We are on the side of man, of life, and of the individual. Therefore we are against religion, morality and government. Therefore our name is Lucifer. We are on the side of freedom, of love, of joy and laughter and divine drunkenness. Therefore our name is Babalon.

Sometimes we move openly, sometimes in silence and in secret. Night and day are one to us, calm and storm, seasons and the cycles of man, all these things are one, for we are at the roots. Supplicant we stand before the Powers of Life and Death, and are heard of these Powers, and avail. Our way is the secret way, the unknown direction. Our way is the way of the serpent in the underbrush, our knowledge is in the eyes of goats and of women.

It is our own force that sometimes shifts jeweled coils and [...] mighty pinions in the breast of man; our Power is one with the Power that causes the God to stir in the heart of the seed, and the bud to burst into blossom and fruit; and whenever a man and a woman are united in one substance, our power is that substance.

Merlin was of us, and Gawain and Arthur, Rabelais and Catullus, Gilles de Retz and Jehanne d'Arc, De Molensis, Johannes Dee, Cagliostro, Francis Hepburn and Gellis Duncan, Swinburne and Eliphas Levi, and many another bard, Magus, poet, martyr known and unknown that carried our banners against the enemy multiform and ubiquitous, the Church and the State. And when that vermin of Hell that is called the Christian Church held all the West in a slavery of sin and death and terror, we, and we alone, brought hope to the heart of man, despite the dungeon and the stake.

II.

We are the Witchcraft, and although one may not know another, yet we are united by an indissoluble bond. And when the high wild cry of the eagle sounds in your mind, know that you are not alone in your desire for freedom. And when the howl of the wolf echoes in the forests of your night, know that there are those who also prowl. And when the ways of your fellows about you seem the ways of idiocy and madness, know that there are also others who have seen and judged - and acted.

Now know that the power that we serve lies in the heart of every man and woman as the tree lives in the seed. And to be with us, you have but to call upon that Power, and you are as one of us. And when our Power and Joy have come upon you, you may go forth and do your will among men, and none shall say you nay. And if it be your will, you shall do your will secretly, and if it be your will, you will do your will openly, as your will.

Therefore lift up your hearts saying, "I am a man" or "I am a woman, and the Power of Life is mine!" And in the Power of Life you shall live and love, accepting no restriction and placing no restriction, freely and granting freedom. And it may be in the bounty of life you shall see the love of life shine in the eyes of another, and the lust of life burn upon his brow, and thus you shall take great joy together. And it may be in good fortune you may find a number such; and share your joy in secret feasting and rejoicing and all manner of lovemaking and festival. Or it may be that at hazard and danger you will teach the joyous power to men; as your wills move you.

And this is well so long as you remember one thing. There can be no restriction. The Power of Life is not restricted; it knows its own way, but no mind knows that way. Therefore in yourself practice all the giving and taking of freedom that is consistent with life, for thereby alone can you remain in our joy.

Pain is. Terror is, loss and loneliness and agony of heart and spirit, even unto Death. For this is the gateway to the kingdom of Pan.

Our way is not for all men. There are those who are so constricted and sick in themselves that the thought of their own freedom is a horror, and that of others a fierce pain; so that they would enslave all men. And these you should shun, or, if you must, destroy them as you will know how, for this also is bounty.

Nor think the life power should manifest in those who have no trouble or turmoil, for these may be mere dumb cattle, innocents out of season. Rather does the power often show the most where conflict rages, since at any time, and especially in a false civilization, the way must be won through. Surrender is disaster. The other side of the coin is a song in the sunlight and a dance in the moonlight, where all mists are dispersed. But the way must be won.

- Jack Parsons
Thursday, May 29th, 2008
8:46 pm
[bookoflies777]
Catholic sex abuse cover up REQUIRED
here is the actual statute requiring catholic priest sex abuse cases to be covered up and kept quiet, upon pain of excommunication:

http://www.priestsofdarkness.com/CrimenSollicitationes.pdf

(pdf file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)



My, my... how 'christian' of them, eh?

Current Mood: disgusted
8:09 pm
[bookoflies777]
some artwork I just completed
I thought the community could appreciate it:

"Enthronement of the Fallen"

click to view pic...Collapse )


*please do NOT steal my work*
Saturday, May 17th, 2008
7:05 am
[bookoflies777]
a brief answer to a question I received
a VERY brief overview - as always, these are MY opinions, and like elbows, everyone's got one or two... ^_^



re: "Satanism"

people definitely get the wrong idea about things like this... there are, from what I have been able to find out in my studies, THREE main types of "Satanists":

1) atheistic or symbolic - they are from the Anton LaVey camp. They don't believe in anything beyond this existence, and the word 'Satan' is just a boogie-man invented by the Christian Church to keep people in line. You live, you die, and that's it.

Personally, I've found this a little hypocritical - if 'Satan' doesn't exist, then what are they doing during ritual, playing dress-up? Lying to themselves?



2) reverse Christians - they believe the Bible is correct, they just side with 'the bad guy'.

My only reply is "WTF?!" LOL



3) Pagan or Theistic Satanists - they believe that "Satan" was a pre-existing Pagan deity that has been maligned by the oppressive control structure of the Church. The gods of one society become the demons of their conquerors.

I think this makes the most sense - it's absolutely documented and provable that the so-called "demon" Astaroth was in fact derived from the Pagan goddess Astarte or Ishtar. If you look at the traditional depiction of the god Pan, it's not hard to see where they got their 'devil'.


Just a little clarification... 2,000 years of propaganda is hard to combat, eh?

What am I?

Abit of this... abit of that.


~Tony
Thursday, May 8th, 2008
10:07 am
[bookoflies777]
I agree 100%!
I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its Churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world.

~Bertrand Russell
Monday, December 17th, 2007
5:37 am
[consortofvenus]
I'm just a beginner in altar-building and ritual. All my rituals have been mumbled and not as enjoyable as they could be because I live with my Muslim mother and she don't get out much. It isn't just that she's Muslim and not big on the whole privacy and respect thing but that my rituals are very personal and just not something I want my mother in on. With certain people at certain times I'd sure like to perform group ritual though. Even so I do get something good out of my mumblings. I adore Peter Gilmore's Rite of Ragnarok.

Have any amusing or interesting stories about living with the less-enlightened while embracing ritual and having an altar? I've avoided having to explain Occult 101 to my mum so far. Though she is curious, I can tell, and touched on the subject of just the heck I'm doing vaguely.
Thursday, September 20th, 2007
10:12 pm
[luciferian_chic]
Hi there, I have a question.
Hi, I'm a Luciferian who likes Set and Lilith and some others as well. Not exactly new to Luciferianism, but I have a perpetually hard time finding resources about it. Can anyone point me at some good resources, online and off? Books and stuff?

Things I'm interested in (and thus seeking information about) include, but are not limited to:

* Luciferianism in general
* Lucifer, Loki, Set, Lilith, Kali, and other dark Deities
* The Left Hand Path in general
* The Yezidi faith/Malek Taus

Also, any books on magick that you especially like would be welcome, too.

Thanks!

- Lo

Current Mood: curious
Sunday, March 2nd, 2008
8:51 pm
[gothic_incubus]
Is Diane still involved?
I've actually been watching this community for some time, and have been a follower of Diane's for some time.  I enjoy her website, and have used her rituals.  I have noticed that Diane has been absent for some time, and there has been no activity as far as the theistic network that she had envisioned about 6 months ago. 

I realize that the satanic community is at times unstable, but was just wondering if Diane's vision was still active.

Gothic Sin
Wednesday, January 9th, 2008
1:54 pm
[bookoflies777]
more proof Xianity is SICK!
Man Sees 'Mark of the Beast'; Cuts Off, Microwaves Hand

Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Associated Press

HAYDEN, Idaho — A man who believed he bore the "mark of the beast" used a circular saw to cut off one hand, then he cooked it in the microwave and called 911, authorities said.

The man, in his mid-20s, was calm when Kootenai County sheriff's deputies arrived Saturday in this northern Idaho town. He was in protective custody in the mental health unit of Kootenai Medical Center.

"It had been somewhat cooked by the time the deputy arrived," sheriff's Capt. Ben Wolfinger said. "He put a tourniquet on his arm before, so he didn't bleed to death. That kind of mental illness is just sad."

It was not immediately clear whether the man has a history of mental illness. Hospital spokeswoman Lisa Johnson would not say whether an attempt was made to reattach the hand, citing patient confidentiality.

The Book of Revelation in the New Testament contains a passage in which an angel is quoted as saying: "If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand, he, too, will drink the wine of God's fury."

The book of Matthew also contains the passage: "And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for you whole body to do into hell."

Wolfinger said he didn't know which hand was amputated.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,321312,00.html
Wednesday, December 26th, 2007
7:49 am
[bookoflies777]
Saturday, December 15th, 2007
11:06 pm
[bookoflies777]
Teen Held After E-Mailing Satanic Group Threat to Kill Grandparents
Teen Held After E-Mailing Satanic Group Threat to Kill Grandparents

Saturday, December 15, 2007
Associated Press

CORTLAND, Ohio — A teenager was arrested after a leader of the Church of Satan turned over to the FBI an e-mail the high school student had written to the sect in which he threatened to kill his grandparents, authorities said.

Andrew Culver, 18, told police the e-mail detailing his intention to kill his grandparents and steal their money and car was a joke, said Bazetta Township police Chief Charles Sayers.

According to police, Culver wrote he had access to an arsenal of weapons and wanted to "kill in the name of our unholy lord Satan."

Culver sent the message Wednesday to Peter Gilmore, the high priest of the New York City-based Church of Satan, Sayers said. Gilmore alerted the FBI, which notified local police. Culver was taken out of class Thursday and questioned by police, Sayers said.

"To send an e-mail making specific threats, to sign your name, that to me is not a joke," Sayers said.

Messages seeking comment were left at the home where Culver lives with his grandparents and with the Trumbull County Juvenile Detention Center, where Culver is being held.

Charges will be discussed at a scheduled hearing on Monday, Sayers said.

Gilmore said his church discards most of the hundreds of e-mails it receives daily. But Culver's message stood out, he said.

"I thought it could be a joke, but with recent events in Colorado and Nebraska, I thought it was better to play it safe," he said, referring to mass shootings in an Omaha mall, a missionary school near Denver and a Colorado Springs church that killed a total of 13 people, including the gunmen.

Gilmore said members of his group are atheists who believe Satan is a symbol of freedom, not evil. "To the Satanist, he is his own God," reads a statement on the group's Web site from Gilmore.
Thursday, November 22nd, 2007
12:23 pm
[bookoflies777]
What is Satanism?
**I hope Diane won't mind my posting this here, afterall, it is her community, but it's fantastic and I think many people will find it helpful.


What is Satanism?
Not necessarily what you may imagine...


by Diane Vera and Geifodd ap Pwyll



Satanism is not one single religion. Satanism is a broad category of religions, worldviews, and literature all featuring a favorable interpretation of the figure of Satan.

Christians (and Muslims) regard their "God" as all-good and Satan as evil. But what is "good"? What is "evil"? Many of the moral values espoused in the Bible seem very strange from a modern Western point of view.

In the Garden of Eden story, Adam and Eve are punished for eating from the "tree of knowledge of good and evil." In other words, blind obedience to the Biblical "God" is considered "good," whereas independent moral judgment, based on one's own knowledge, is considered "evil." But, like many other educated people in the West today, we Satanists do not agree with this idea at all.

In the Book of Genesis, "God" seems to be outright threatened by human knowledge and achievement, both in the Garden of Eden story ("And the LORD God said, 'The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.'" - Genesis 3:22) and then later in the Tower of Babel story ("But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building. The LORD said, 'If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.'" - Genesis 11:5-7).

In several books of the Bible, the supposedly all-good "God" commands the Israelites to slaughter various enemy nations in their entirety, in some cases sparing only the virgin girls who are taken as slaves. Nowhere in the Bible is Satan alleged to do anything even remotely as "evil" by modern Western standards.

According to traditional Christian doctrine, the main “evil” thing Satan is believed to do is simply to lead people away from Christ. Whether this is a good thing or a bad thing depends on how you feel about Christianity.

From a more down-to-Earth point of view, the worst thing Satan is said to do in the New Testament is to drive people insane. (Insanity is blamed on alleged “demon possession.”) Indeed, if one is careless, one can drive oneself insane through exploring the unknown and seeking to “become as gods,” as Satan invites us to do. On the other hand, if one takes reasonable precautions in pursuing one's explorations and ambitions, one can reap great benefits.

Thus, most Satanists do NOT see themselves as "worshiping evil." Rather, most Satanists associate Satan with such values as pride, independence, individuality, knowledge, achievement, thinking for oneself, and exploring unknown and forbidden realms.

Furthermore, contrary to the portrayal of Satanism in horror movies and sensationalistic tabloids, the vast majority of Satanists do NOT see any need to sacrifice animals or commit violent crimes in the name of Satan.

There are many kinds of Satanists.

For most of the past forty years, the most public Satanist spokespeople have been atheistic symbolic Satanists, who do not believe in or worship Satan as a literal entity, but who regard Satan as a symbol of independence, pride, individual ambition, etc. The best-known symbolic Satanist organization is the Church of Satan, founded by Anton LaVey.

There is now a growing movement of theistic Satanists, who do believe in and revere Satan as a deity.

There are many kinds of theistic Satanists. The vast majority do NOT simply accept Christian beliefs except for siding with the Other Guy. The beliefs of most theistic Satanists are based on sources other than just Christianity.

Some theistic Satanists regard Satan as the Christian-era image of a more ancient deity such as the Egyptian god Set, the Greek Titan Prometheus, or the Sumerian god Enki. The Temple of Set is the best-known organization holding such a belief.

Others base their ideas on ancient Ophidian Gnosticism, which venerated the serpent of the Garden of Eden myth. Ophidian Gnostics saw the Biblical God as the Demiurge (an evil god who created the physical world for the purpose of trapping human souls) and the serpent as Sophia, the bringer of wisdom. This theology isn’t popular among today’s Satanists, most of whom have a more favorable opinion of the material world and their own bodies than the ancient Gnostics did.

Some see Satan as “God of this world” in a deistic or pantheistic sense, thereby giving a decidedly non-Christian interpretation to a phrase used in the Bible to refer to Satan (2 Corinthians 4:4).

Many theistic Satanists are polytheistic and regard both Satan and the Christian "God" as just two of the many gods. Some believe that all the gods, including both Satan and the Christian “God,” are really just very advanced extraterrestrial humanoids. Others are polytheistic in a more traditional spiritual sense.

The authors of this pamphlet are founding members of the Church of Azazel, which has a polytheistic theology. We believe that the Christian "God" is not the true cosmic God. To us, the workings of Nature do not suggest that the cosmic creator God desires a personal parental-like relationship with us humans. We believe that the true cosmic God is most likely impersonal, and, therefore, that any god who does relate to humans in a personal way is not the cosmic God. Thus we regard neither the Christian "God" nor Satan as the ultimate God of the universe. We regard Satan as a spirit who rules over the Earth and as a Muse of human innovation.

For more information about both theistic Satanism in general and our own views in particular, please see our websites:

* Diane Vera on theistic Satanism - www.theisticsatanism.com
* Your Friendly Neighborhood Devil Worshiper (Geifodd ap Pwyll) - www.geocities.com/geifodd/

We, the authors of this pamphlet, also host some large Yahoo groups on theistic Satanism, listed on the following page:

* www.theisticsatanism.com/group/

and we administer the Black Goat Cabal, an online network of public theistic Satanists and friends:

* www.theisticsatanism.com/bgoat/



Note: The aim of this pamphlet is not to convert people to Satanism but only to provide information and dispel misconceptions. We believe that people should identify as Satanists only if they personally feel drawn to Satan on a deep level and only after studying both a variety of different kinds of Satanism and a variety of other religious alternatives as well.



Copyright © 2005 Diane Vera and Geifodd Ap Pwyll. All rights reserved.
Sunday, November 4th, 2007
7:34 pm
[bookoflies777]
a question from a Gnostic friend of mine
her question:

Am I right in thinking that you're a literal satanist and believe in Satan as an entity? I'm really interested if you are cos obviously as a Christian (although as we know I'm a gnostic) I was brought up to believe that Satan was evil. As I'm constantly re-evaluating my belief system I'd be really interested to hear from someone else's perspective what Satan means to you. Hope you don't mine my asking.


my answer:

yes, I believe Satan(or whichever name one might choose to call him) is a Pagan diety pre-dating the Abrahamic tradition. As always, the gods of one culture become the 'demons' of their conquerors.

Example: the goddess Asarte(or Ishtar) was transformed into the 'demon' Astaroth by the christian church... the god Pan is a perfect blueprint for 'the devil'.

I don't buy into all the 'evil' business - we are(can be) evil by choice, not by birth - just as we can choose (hopefully) to be good. And truthfully speaking, 9 times out of 10, 'good' and 'bad' are relative. I think a big chunk of chocolate cake is good - real good! LOL But a diabetic might go into shock and possibly even die if he ate it - so to him, it would be 'bad'.

There is so much about the Abrahamic doctrine that is so blatantly anti-human, I just can't support it.

Here is a good quote that makes ALOT of sense:

"I think that if there were a God, there would be less evil on this earth. I believe that if evil exists here below, then either it was willed by God or it was beyond His powers to prevent it. Now I cannot bring myself to fear a God who is either spiteful or weak. I defy Him without fear and care not a fig for his thunderbolts."

- Marquis De Sade



Tony
Thursday, October 18th, 2007
3:39 pm
[bookoflies777]
a question of Hell
in a forum I belong to someone asked a question about 'Hell' and Satan's Kingdom - this was my response:


Re: Hell ?

I DO believe there is something beyond this existence - after all,
SCIENCE proves that energy cannot be created or destroyed, simply
transformed - and what is our LIFE, but some form of as yet
undetermined energy? Think about it - what is the difference between
a living human and a corpse? Nothing, except the presence of LIFE.
The parts are exactly the same otherwise. So, it follows that our
Life Energy still exists after it leaves our physical body - it HAS
to, as energy cannot be destroyed. Whether our CONSCIOUSNESS
continues... I dunno.

Did you know 'hell' in the X-ian bible was originally referring to a
dump far outside of town where trash was burned? Yup, it's true.
(this of course is NOT referring to all of the Qabalistic esoteric
code contained in there... nothing to do with their bullshit
mind-control fantasy of "god") The entire concept of a never-ending
pain in a burning landscape is pure shit. For one, the sense of pain
is simply a function of nerve endings - a simple thing to turn off in
today's medical world. So to say you will experience pain NOT
associated with your body is impossible.

So - in a nutshell:

Hell - NO

Heaven - NO (just a bribe that's never paid to get you to do what your told)

'something beyond' - most definitely!

Satan's Kingdom? It's all around us. He is The Lord of This World,
pre-dating the lies and oppression of the Abrahamic tyranny.
Wednesday, October 10th, 2007
7:06 am
[bookoflies777]
GOOD quote!
I think that if there were a God, there would be less evil on this earth. I believe that if evil exists here below, then either it was willed by God or it was beyond His powers to prevent it. Now I cannot bring myself to fear a God who is either spiteful or weak. I defy Him without fear and care not a fig for his thunderbolts.

- Marquis De Sade
Saturday, October 6th, 2007
4:13 am
[bookoflies777]
My altar
I redesigned my altar tonight:

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AVE SATANAS!

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