Satanic Principles

I compiled this list about a year ago. The two main Satanic groups in the US, The Church of Satan and The Satanic Temple, have their Eleven Satanic Rules and the Seven Tenets, respectively. Since Satanism is such an individualistic religion, I thought it would be beneficial to make a list of my own values […]

Baphomet’s Sigil

I don’t hide that I’m a Satanist – obviously, that’s part of my website’s theme. But of course, having a Satanic themed website isn’t all there is to being “out” as a Satanist. I say things like “unholy gods of the pit,” or “Satan give me strength,” in lieu of more traditional swears or oaths. […]

Voodoo In The Night

One of the many things I’m asked as a Satanist is, if I don’t believe in a literal Satan, why do I participate in ritual magick? Why perform a destruction ritual if you don’t believe anyone is going to be destroyed by it? What is Black Mass, if not devil worship? The thing is, ritual […]

The Ethics of Sex Magick

A couple friends who share my interest in the occult and I have discussed this on occasion. It’s a bit of an uncomfortable topic for them. They have the opinion that performing sex magick is tantamount to mind control or rape, and, as responsible practitioners, is off-limits. I won’t lie, I’ve performed sex rituals. I’ve […]

Pride and the Act of Self-Love

They say that the worst of the deadly sins is pride. I say the most deadly sin is to not love yourself. As is the case with most people, I sometimes have trouble loving myself. I come from a Christian background, where the cultivated trait was humility, which is really just a nice word for […]