Halloween Traditions – Jack-o-Lanterns

Jack-o-lanterns are a key symbol of modern Halloween. You know it’s spooky season when you start seeing orange pumpkins with wide grins carved into them sitting next to people’s doors. Like Halloween costumes, Jack-o-lanterns are another Halloween tradition that finds its origins in Samhain. Since the pumpkins we use today are not native to Europe, […]

Halloween Traditions – Costumes

Costume parties are an integral aspect of the Halloween tradition in the US. There is an entire industry dedicated to mass producing and selling Halloween costumes, though the best ones are homemade. I’ve said before that Halloween is a creative holiday, and costumes are a part of that creativity. Even adults participate in the activity, […]

Demons and Sh*t – Moloch

Name: MolochType: Canaanite DeityOrigin: Biblical My first encounter with Moloch comes from a silly parody of “Jesus Loves the Little Children”: “Moloch loves the little children / All the children of the world / Black and black and black and black / Stick their ashes in a sack / Moloch loves the little children of […]

Explaining the Unexplained

A lot of people, myself and many other Satanists and witches included, are fascinated by the paranormal. There’s something alluring about unexplained phenomena; it sparks the imagination, and from it, we can creat dark and terrible creatures, powerful beings from worlds entirely unlike ours. All stories – at least, all the good ones – are […]

The Value of Pseudoscience

As a Satanist, I believe in science. I don’t believe in anything without evidence, so I have a strange relationship with the pseudosciences I’m interested in. I’m into paranormal investigation, essential oils, crystals, and astrology. All of those fields are objectively nonsense. Paranormal investigators are notoriously terrible adherents to the scientific method, there is no […]