Michael Wynn's Occult Reference Library
ANTON LAVEY

Return to Occult Library Index


BALANONES TEMPLE OF SET FAQ

nt pointing meaninglessly up into the air? there is additional discussion of initiation and the temple's degree system in the ref document. 2.3 satanism is the temple of set a satanic organization? the temple of set as an organization was founded in 1975 by dr. michael aquino, in san francisco. its initial membership came from the church of satan (that infamous "satanic" organization of the carny anton lavey, composed of cos members who felt there was something real and important about the magic they were exploring, and felt that anton lavey's antics of that year were in contradiction to their own experiences. the temple of set has grown a lot in scope and maturity in those twenty years. because of this history, and because of the many antinomian pursuits followed by setians, many people w


COMMENTARY ON THE SEAL OF THE NINE ANGLES

ation of supra- energy/matter forms such as set via the creation of images, building to temples, etc. a temple with five trihedrons is a four-faced pyramid (as giza, the 4/5/9 seal is the seal of the order of the trapezoid: a marvel of integrated, interrelated 4/5/9 values. as noted elsewhere, even the addition of 4+5+9= 18, which takes you into the "returning' qualities of 9 as expounded upon in anton lavey's "unknown known' in the satanic rituals. in geometry 5 creates the pentagram, hence the golden section, hence the concept of perfection. this is why to pythagoras (and his priestly mentors) 5 was the most sublime of numbers, and why the pentagram was used as the seal of the pythagorean brotherhood. sixth angle: if crowley considered his tenth aether to be accursed, then this would be


DAVID ICKE CHILDREN OF THE MATRIX

at everyone with these names is involved in this, of course. only that these are names the llluminati use. the many faces of the serpent cult the set-serpent cult is satanism the satanists still use the deities, symbols, and rituals today that were used by the ancients because they represent the same stream of control and bloodline. in the united states we have the temple of set, an offshoot from anton lavey's infamous church of satan. the temple of set was formed in 1975 by michael aquino, one of the most notorious exponents of the illuminati's mind control network, as detailed in my other books. images of set and the set-wolf symbolism go back at least to 3200bc, the period of the battles between the nordics and the serpent cult recorded in the edda (figure 31. the temple of set website

ccording to former 33rd degree freemason, jim shaw, are many reptilian images when this statue was unveiled of george washington, the first president of the united states, the people could not understand why their esteemed george was depicted in such a strange, half-naked, pose. look at the classic image of the satanic symbol of "baphomet, however, and all becomes clear 190 children of the matrix anton lavey, the founder of the church of satan, with his high priestess, the actress, jane mansfield. many famous showbiz names were involved with lavey, including sammy davis junior and frank sinatra aleister crowley, the most famous satanist of the 20th century, who was connected both to the nazi networks in germany and the british prime minister and bloodline, winston churchill baron philippe


DEITUS

t him, or call upon the lesser minions of hell for fear that the greater deities are too powerful to control. the satanist calls brazenly upon the very gods of hell and lords of the abyss, realizing that they can in no way harm him for he is the master of his conscious and subconscious mind. aleister crowley defined magick as the science and art of causing change to occur in conformity with will. anton lavey took this definition farther by defining magic as, the change in situations or events in accordance with one s will, which would, using normally accepted methods, be unchangeable. magic is the effect of the human mind to change events or situations in accordance with one s desire. the success of magic depends upon an unbending will, intense emotional desire, and absolute faith in the o

and was now reborn as horus. the bright and glorious child was reborn and now sat upon the throne of his father. this fit beautifully into crowley s egyptian schema but the doctrine of thelema failed to transform the world as he believed it would. the religion of crowley-anity attracted few followers at the time but the child grew and was weaned. and in 1966 it went out to play with its friends. anton lavey referred to a cycle of expansion as an age of fire and to a cycle of restriction as an age of ice. the age of ice had ended, he said, and a new age of fire had begun. lavey s age of fire was crowley s aeon of horus and lavey s age of ice was crowley s aeon of osirus. it was another way of expressing the same truth. the age of fire began in 1904 with crowley s revelation in the desert b

s the devil, satan, rather than as god. all gods (and devils) are created by man, but god represents the laws and dictates of society while the devil represents that which threatens the statusquo. whatever name man may give to these forces, the devil is a more accurate depiction of the dynamic consciousness. allegorically, the universal subconscious is god, and the dynamic consciousness is satan. anton lavey hesitates to state the exact nature of satan, other than to say that satan is the force behind revolution and change, but he refers to god as the balancing factor in nature, and unconcerned with human suffering. michael aquino goes a step further in defining satan (or set) as an isolate intelligence within the universe which bestowed upon mankind the gift of consciousness. aleister cro


DEMONIC BIBLE

mysticism and yoga with the western ceremonial magic of the golden dawn. in practice, however, crowley s magick largely involved sex and drug use. it was the sexual aspects of tantric yoga crowley adopted together with some of the more deviant practices of black magicians and satanists of middle ages europe. the age of satan begins on april 30, 1966, former lion-tamer and carnival calliope player anton lavey, ritually shaved his head and declared the formation of the church of satan and the start of the age of satan. the catchphrase of the church of satan was indulgence instead of abstinence but not compulsion. anton lavey taught his followers to indulge in every sin because they all lead to physical and emotional happiness. compulsions, he said, are never created by indulging but by being

o escape the accusation that satanism is merely an anti-christian religion. the nine angles both before and after the schism within the church of satan, there were a number of groups which split off from the church of satan. by the 1980 s, there were dozens of satanic churches but the original church of satan had become nonfunctional. the reason for this was that, after the cos/tos split in 1975, anton lavey abandoned the grotto system and redesigned the church of satan as a business for his personal gain. the church of satan continued to sell membership but there was no longer any pretense of an organization behind the name. only after lavey s death was the church of satan reestablished and the grotto system reinstituted. many of the groups which broke off from the church of satan or were

gain. the church of satan continued to sell membership but there was no longer any pretense of an organization behind the name. only after lavey s death was the church of satan reestablished and the grotto system reinstituted. many of the groups which broke off from the church of satan or were established during the decade the church of satan was non-functional adopted the philosophy presented by anton lavey in the satanic bible. a few of these groups claimed to be the true church of satan. one group, however, which did not claim any connection and disavowed any association with the church of satan, was the order of nine angles in the u.k. the order of nine angles claimed to be an order of traditional satanists who did not subscribe to the watered-down philosophy presented in the satanic b

turned his attention to mythology and folklore and has said that he fell in love with the goddess diana of greek mythology. his fascination with mythology quickly combined with his belief in the supernatural and drew him into the study of witchcraft and magic. where parapsychology sought a rational explanation for occult phenomena, magic offered an answer. as sixteen, he read the satanic bible by anton lavey. like many others who have been influenced by satanism, he did not become a satanist but, rather, realized that he had always been a satanist. while most authors of books on witchcraft were more occupied with showing how good and pure and spiritual they were and how un-satanic the spells they practiced were, anton lavey presented magic for what it was. in 1989, while attending the univ

inced him that the prophets of the world s great religions (hinduism, judaism, zoroastrianism, buddhism, etc) were influenced by the same dark god that dictated the book of the law and the book of coming forth by night. key to this belief in a commonality between satanism (and other religions of the lefthand- path) and the baha i faith (and other religions of the right-hand-path) are the words of anton lavey in the satanic bible who writes that in an age of ice god is above and in an age of fire god is below. magus susej points out that the revelation is the same it is the individual approach which differs. followers of the right-hand-path humble themselves before a perceived deity in the hope for some material or spiritual reward for their actions while followers of the left-hand-path emu

nt religion during that time. the aeon of osirus ended and the aeon of horus began april 4, 1904 when aleister crowley, magus of the aeon of horus, uttered the word thelema (the greek word for will. the will in this context was a magical will, for in the aeon of horus man would no longer be bound by the death-cults of the past. this was followed by the age of satan which began april 30, 1966 when anton lavey spoke the words "indulgence instead of abstinence" thus breaking the power of christianity over its followers. with the age of satan, man was once again free to celebrate his carnal existence. the aeon of set began june 21, 1975 when michael aquino, magus of the aeon of set, spoke the word xeper. in the aeon of set, man would seek to attain full realization of his "higher self. the aeo

et yourself apart to the forces of darkness, consecrate your body as a temple to the dark lord, cross the gates of hell, and become one with the forces of darkness. this differs from all other systems of magic involving the invocation of spirits. white magicians stand inside protective pentagrams wearing protective amulets to shield themselves from the forces they call upon. in the satanic bible, anton lavey mocked the hypocrisy of those who attempted to protect themselves from the forces they called upon for aid. satanic priests have known that the "forces of darkness" could be invoked (or "evoked) into the sorcerer's body, but rituals of this type have not before been made available to the aspiring wizard because of the inherent danger involved. in other satanic rituals demons are invoke

arth and heavens. the ayres exist beyond all that we comprehend as time and space and have, therefore, the power to change what we believe to be reality. by calling upon the ayres, the magician may work directly upon the aeonic sphere itself. the magician who declares a law or speaks a "word" which changes the current aeon or brings about the creation of a new aeon, becomes a magus. the first key anton lavey writes: the first enochian key represents an initial proclamation from satan, stating the inception of the laws of temporal theologies and of the lasting power which resides in those bold enough to recognize earthly beginnings and absolutes (enochian) ol sonuf vaoresaji, gohu iad balata, elanusaha caelazod: sobrazod-ol roray i ta nazodapesad, od comemahe ta nobeloha zodien; soba tahil

your voices and swore your allegiance to him that liveth triumphant, whose beginning is not, nor end cannot be, which shineth as a flame in the midst of your palaces, and reigneth amongst you as the balance of life! move therefore, and appear! open the mysteries of your creation! be friendly unto me, for i am the same- the true worshipper of the highest and ineffable king of hell! the second key anton lavey writes: in order to pay homage to the very lusts which sustain the continuance of life, itself, the second enochian key extends this recognition of our earthly heritage unto a talisman of power (enochian) adagita vau-pa-ahe zodonugonu fa-a-ipe salada! vi-i-vau el! sobame ial-pereji i-zodazodazod pi-adapehe casarema aberameji ta ta-labo paracaleda qo-ta lores-el-qo turebesa ooge balatoh

the chambers of lust! stronger are your feet than the barren stone! mightier are your voices than the manifold winds! for you are become as a building such as is not, save in the mind of the all-powerful manifestation of satan! arise, saith the first! move therefore unto his servants! show yourselves in power, and make me a strong seer-ofthings, for i am of him that liveth forever! the third key anton lavey writes: the third enochian key establishes the leadership of the earth upon the hands of those great satanic magicians who throughout the successive ages have held dominion over the peoples of the world (enochian) micama! goho pe-iad! zodir com-selahe azodien biabe os-lon-dohe. norezodacahisa otahila gigipahe; vaunid-elcahisa ta-pu-ime qo-mos-pelehe telocahe; qui-i-inu toltoregi cahisa

ernments you might work my power, pouring down the fires of life and increase continually on the earth. thus you are become the skirts of justice and truth. in satan's name, rise up! show yourselves! behold, his mercies flourish, and his name is become mighty among us. in whom we say: move, ascend, and apply yourselves unto us as the partakers of his secret wisdom in your creation! the fourth key anton lavey writes: the fourth enochian key refers to the cycling of the ages of time (enochian) otahil elasadi babaje, od dorepaha gohol: gi-cahisaje auauago coremepe peda, dasonuf vi-vau-di-vau? casaremi oeli meapeme sobame agi coremepo carep-el: casaremeji caroo- dazodi cahisa od vaugeji; dasata ca-pi-mali cahisa ca-pi-ma-on: od elonusahinu cahisa ta el-o calaa. torezodu nor-quasahi od fe-caosa

ne; in whom the second beginnings of things are and wax strong, successively adding the numbers of time, and their powers doth stand as the first of the nine! arise, you sons of pleasure, and visit the earth; for i am the lord, your god, which is and liveth forever! in the name of satan, move, and show yourselves as pleasant deliverers, that you may praise him among the sons of men! the fifth key anton lavey writes: the fifth enochian key affirms the satanic placing of traditional priests and wizards upon the earth for the purpose of misdirection (enochian) sapahe zodimii du-i-be, od noasa ta qu-a-nis, adarocahe dorepehal caosagi od faonutas peripesol ta-be-liore. casareme a-me-ipezodi na-zodaretahe afa; od dalugare zodizodope zodelida caosaji tol-toregi; od zod-cahisa esiasacahe el tavi-v

th her creatures. they are the brothers of the first and the second, and the beginning of their own seats which are garnished with myriad ever-burning lamps, whose numbers are as the first, the ends, and the contents of time! therefore, come ye and obey your creation. visit us in peace and comfort. conclude us receivers of your mysteries; for why? our lord and master is the all-one! the sixth key anton lavey writes: the sixth enochian key establishes the structure and form of that which has become the order of the trapezoid and church of satan (enochian) gahe sa-div cahisa em, micalazoda pil-zodinu, sobam el haraji mir babalonu od obeloce samevelaji, dalagare malapereji ar-caosaji od acame canale, sobola zodare fa-beliareda caosaji od cahisa aneta-na miame ta viv od da. daresare solpetahe

a garland to the wicked; giving unto them fiery darts to vanne the earth, and nine continual workmen whose courses visit with comfort the earth, and are in government and continuance as the second and third. therefore, harken unto my voice! i have talked of you, and i move you in power and presence, whose works shall be a song of honor, and the praise of your god in your creation! the seventh key anton lavey writes: the seventh enochian key is used to invoke lust, pay homage to glamor, and rejoice in the delights of the flesh (enochian) ra-asa isalamanu para-di-zoda oe-cari-mi aao iala-pire-gahe qui-inu. enai butamonu od inoasa ni pa-ra-diala. casaremeji ujeare cahirelanu, od zodonace lucifatianu, caresa ta vavale-zodirenu tol-hami. soba lonudohe od nuame cahisa ta da o desa vo-me-dea od p

ments of brightness, such as work wonders on all creatures. whose kingdoms and continuance are as the third and fourth, strong towers and places of comfort, the seats of pleasure and continuance. o ye servants of pleasure, move, appear, sing praises unto the earth and be mighty amongst us. for that to this remembrance is given power, and our strength waxeth strong in our comforter. the eighth key anton lavey writes: the eighth enochian key refers to the emergence of the satanic age (enochian) bazodemelo i ta pi-ripesonu olanu na-zodavabebe ox. casaremeji varanu cahisa vaugeji asa berameji balatoha: goho iad. soba miame tarianu ta lolacis abaivoninu od azodiajiere riore. irejila cahisa da das pa-aox busada caosago, das cahisa od ipuranu telocahe cacureji o-isalamahe lonucaho od vovina careb

shall be as bucklers to leviathan. how many are there which remain in the glory of the earth, which are, and shall not see death until the house falls and the dragon doth sink? rejoice, for the crowns of the temple and the robe of him that is, was, and shall be crowned are no longer divided! come forth, appear, to the terror of the earth, and to the comfort of such as are prepared! the ninth key anton lavey writes: the ninth enochian key warns of the use of substances, devices or pharmaceuticals which might lead to the delusion and subsequent enslavement of the master. a protection against false values (enochian) micaoli beranusaji perejela napeta ialapore, das barinu efafaje pe vaunupeho olani od obezoda, soba-ca upaahe cahisa tatanu od tarananu balie, alare busada so-bolunu od cahisa ho

e. cursed are they whose iniquities they are! in their eyes are millstones greater than the earth, and from their mouths run seas of blood. their brains are covered with diamonds, and upon their heads are marble stones. happy is he on whom they frown not. for why? the lord of righteousness rejoiceth in them! come away, and leave your vials, for the time is such as requireth comfort! the tenth key anton lavey writes: the tenth enochian key creates rampant wrath and produces violence. dangerous to employ unless one has learnt to safeguard his own immunity; a random lightning bolt (enochian) coraxo cahisa coremepe, od belanusa lucala azodiazodore paebe soba iisononu cahisa uirequo ope copehanu od racalire maasi bajile caosagi; das yalaponu dosiji od basajime; od ox ex dazodisa siatarisa od sa

ve sulphur mingled with poison. these be the thunders that in an instant roar with a hundred mighty earthquakes and a thousand as many surges, which rest not, nor know any time here. one rock bringeth forth a thousand, even as the heart of man doth his thoughts. woe! woe, yea, woe be to the earth, for her inquity is, was, and shall be great. come away! but not your mighty sounds! the eleventh key anton lavey writes: the eleventh enochian key is used to herald the coming of the dead and establish a sustenance beyond the grave. to bind to the earth. a funerary call (enochian) oxiayala holado, od zodirome o coraxo das zodiladare raasyo. od vabezodire cameliaxa od bahala: niiso! salamanu telocahe! casaremanu hoel-qo, od ti ta zod cahisa soba coremefa i ga. niisa! bagile aberameji nonu ape. zod

ome away from the house of death! and they gathered themselves together and became those of whom it measured, and they are the deathless ones who ride the whirlwinds. come away! for i have prepared a place for you. move therefore, and show yourselves! unveil the mysteries of your creation. be friendly unto me for i am your god, the true worshipper of the flesh that liveth forever! the twelfth key anton lavey writes: the twelfth enochian key is used to vent one's displeasure towards man's need for misery, and bring forth torment and conflict to the harbingers of woe (enochian) nonuci dasonuf babaje od cahisa ob hubaio tibibipe? alalare ataraahe od ef! darix fafenu mianu ar enayo ovof! soba dooainu aai i vonupehe. zodacare, gohusa, od zodameranu. odo cicale qaa! zodoreje, lape zodiredo noco

ye that range in the south and are the lanterns of sorrow, buckle your armor and visit us! bring forth the legions of the army of hell, that the lord of the abyss may be magnified, whose name amongst ye is wrath! move therefore, and appear! open the mysteries of your creation! be friendly unto me, for i am the same, the true worshipper of the highest and ineffable king of hell! the thirteenth key anton lavey writes: the thirteenth enochian key is used to make the sterile lustful and vex those who would deny the pleasures of sex (enochian) napeai babajehe das berinu vax ooaona larinuji vonupehe doalime: conisa olalogi oresaha das cahisa afefa. micama isaro mada od lonu-sahi-toxa, das ivaumeda aai jirosabe. zodacare od zodameranu. odo cicale qaa! zodoreje, lape zodiredo noco mada, hoathahe s

of the highest (lavey) o ye swords of the south, which have eyes to stir up the wrath of sin, making men drunken which are empty; behold! the promise of satan and his power, which is called amongst ye a bitter sting! move and appear! unveil the mysteries of your creation! for i am the servant of the same, your god, the true worshipper of the highest and ineffable king of hell! the fourteenth key anton lavey writes: the fourteenth enocian key is a call for vengeance and the manifestation of justice (enochian) noroni bajihie pasahasa oiada! das tarinuta mireca ol tahila dodasa tolahame caosago homida: das berinu orocahe quare: micama! bial! oiad; aisaro toxa das ivame aai balatima. zodacare od zodameranu! od cicale qaa! zodoreje, lape zodiredo noco mada, hoathahe saitan (dee) oh you sons of


DIABOLUS

ician by trade. his primary expression was art in which he painted mostly egyptian styled images, as can been seen in the rare manuscript the book of tahuti 4, in which pace presents a powerful alternate study and design of the tarot. charles pace painted murals in boleskine house, crowley s former residence where the abramelin workings were conducted and the goetia was edited. in the late 60- s. anton lavey, the founder of the church of satan was a long correspondent with pace, who both shared similar ideas in certain areas. it is suggested by charles pace in the book of tahuti 5 that anubis was the bastard son of sethan and aset (isis. it is obvious that pace considered himself a messanger rather than an author of any system. this is noted by his attribution of hamar at (magical name) as

ll into darkness the face becomes a skull through self-love. modern sorcery and magick is very much driven by the gnosis of set, while hidden, one who has the eyes to recognize it obtains the luciferian and sethian potential. the witch cult in the 60 s was a growing scene of exploring hermetic occultists who have not yet thrown the drape of dullness which wicca later became. charles pace wrote to anton lavey in 1974 about gardner and wicca, mentioning that wiccan is a saxon word which means enlightened ones and not wise ones, referring to those who were enlightened from paganism to christianity. pace suggested that he gave the word wicca along with his associates to gardner, apparently as a joke. gerald gardner did not get the joke. obviously, charles pace was meaning that light heartened

therefore when he had slain his brother, who was the first murderer, having sacrificed living things to his demon, had cain the mark upon his brow, which is the mark of the beast spoken of in the apocalypse, and is the sign of initiation. the book of thoth, aleister crowley in luciferian grimoires, cain is said to be a symbol and gateway for man and woman to become, thus the symbol of baphomet as anton lavey called it, is the inverted pentagram with a goat head in the middle. the original, which lavey took out, contained the words samael and lilith, surrounded in the circle ring the hebrew lvthn, leviathan, the crooked serpent. in the circles of luciferian witchcraft, this is the sigil of baphomet the head of wisdom who has united the solar and the lunar, or the fire and water within the s

nd fell to earth, leviathan, represented as often female and male, and behemoth being a male, to respectively, the abyss of oceans and the earth. in this lore, lucifer fell yet retained something of his former self a role which each angel played differently depending on their individual personality and nature. eliphas levi is created with the creation of the sigil which was first indoctrinated by anton lavey in the 1960 s as the church of satan. this image appeared in 1961 in a french book entitled "histoire en 1000 images de la magie. this sigil, which is composed of the goat head within an inverse pentagram, spells samael and lilith in the circle, representing the two daemonic forces which are antinomian in nature. what encircles and surrounds the three (samael, lilith and the goat head

g also set (who is known in lore to take the form of serpents, also connected to tiamat, the chaos dragon of the akko-sumerians. in the book of the sacred magic of abra-melin the mage, leviathan is one of the four crowned princes of hell, spell from the hebraic root of lvithn. he is called the crooked or piercing serpent or dragon. leviathan is a chief daemon along with lucifer, satan and belial. anton lavey attributed leviathan to the direction of west, associated with water. understanding leviathan provides a more significant challenge than any other daemon. rahab itself is a fallen spirit of timeless existence, as it wraps or folds in upon itself, thus a serpent which has mastered time, thus possesses a higher capacity beyond common human perception. a luciferian or satanic magician wou


DICTIONARY GLOSSARY OF OCCULT TERMINOLOGY

one" buddhism teaches freedom from attachment to worldly things by getting rid of suffering caused by one's desires- c- calls (keys, enochian: invocations (q.v) to the enochian (q.v) angels (q.v) dictated to john dee through his seer, the alchemist and rouge, edward kelley. the calls were used extensively in the magick of the hermetic order of the golden dawn [g.d (q.v, aleister crowley (q.v, and anton lavey. cancer "the crab" in astrology (q.v, the fourth sign of the zodiac (q.v) having the qualities of cardinal (q.v) and water (q.v) and is ruled by the planet luna (the moon (q.v. on the rainbow wand (q.v) and on the lotus wand aries is represented by the color orange-yellow. keywords include: home, indistinct, protectively, sensitive, caring, maternally, domestically, gaspingly, moodily


EMPERORS NEW RELIGION CHURCH OF SATAN

eliberately mislead its members via conflicting policy statements and communication. the paper concludes that the church of satan is a personality cult that seems to have less interest in maintaining an ideology than in gaining members, and that the church of satan may be no more than the invention of a skilled con artist who saw an unused opportunity. 1. the church of satan and its ideology when anton lavey (1930- 1997, born howard stanton levey) founded the church of satan reporting walpurgisnacht (april 31) in 1966 as its birthday, the organization described the event as the opening the floodgates to a revolution and proclaimed the event as year one, announcing a new era in history [1. anton lavey had regularly studied occultism at home together with his so-called magic circle of devote

ip number probably lies between the guesses of just a few hundred and several millions, and while the influence of the church of satan is probably less than hinted by the organization itself and more than reported by its enemies (anti-cult fanatics excluded, the church of satan has established itself as the organization that is usually mentioned in books describing satanism regardless of opinion. anton lavey himself is usually mentioned in company with names such as eliphas l vi, abb boullard, and aleister crowley, all of whom are considered leading figures in so-called traditional (or religious, or mythical) and modern satanism. hagiographies such as the secret life of a satanist [3] and the church of satan [4, both by the church of satan s former high priestess and anton lavey s third wi

considered leading figures in so-called traditional (or religious, or mythical) and modern satanism. hagiographies such as the secret life of a satanist [3] and the church of satan [4, both by the church of satan s former high priestess and anton lavey s third wife, blanche barton (grand priestess of the temple, provide a col- 1966 coincided with year one declared in ira levin s rosemary s baby. anton lavey claimed to have been involved in the 1968 movie production as both a technical advisor and as an actor. neither claim is supported neither the detailed biography of the movie nor the size of the costume for lavey s purported role lend credibility to the claim. some critics have suggested that blanche barton s hagiographies of anton lavey and his organization were not written by barton

ure the church of satan references christianity in its departure from the creeds usually associated with common christian ideology, in that sense at least it qualifies as an anti- christian organization and hence by christian definition, satanic. in particular, the first section (most of which was adapted with few modifications from ragnar redbeard s might is right [5) of the satanic bible [6] by anton lavey has strong anti-christian proclamations. anton lavey has later explained that this section was intended as an eye-opener [5, p. 5. 1.1 satanic ideology anton lavey has claimed inspiration from, and ideological parallels with, several sources with leanings toward atheistic or non-christian morality, including mark twain, jack london, p. t. barnum, friedrich nietzsche, ragnar redbeard, o

of satan, is a fusion of the thoughts expressed by these authors and philosophers, etc [anton lavey s] ideas evolved from his enthusiasm for satanic sympathizers and reprobates like george bernhard shaw, john milton, goethe] peppered with a liberal dose of the johnson, smith& co. catalogue of jokes, tricks and novelties [7, p. xii] that is, although neither thought alone was novel, no one before anton lavey had connected the dots to synthesize a new religion based on the thoughts combined. the church of satan s ideology states that man alone is responsible for his own success, and that there is no reward in heaven or punishment in hell for man s intents and doings on earth. as the satanic bible states: 1. life is the great indulgence death, the great abstinence. therefore, make the most o

aged to make that of satanism which suits each individual follower s best needs: as far as satanists are concerned, taking the way things are and taking what suits you best and dwelling on it that s what it is all about [10, p. 234] the church of satan generally uses satan as a symbol of man s nature as that of any other animal, and rejects the belief in satan as an anthropomorphic being. some of anton lavey s closer associates, however, seem to have been told a different story. for example, michael aquino, who resigned from the church of satan and formed a new organization, the temple of set in 1975, explains that the belief in a literal devil: was axiomatic to all of our [aquino s and lavey s] conversations and collaborations [11] and blanche barton explained to the san francisco chronic

wever, seem to have been told a different story. for example, michael aquino, who resigned from the church of satan and formed a new organization, the temple of set in 1975, explains that the belief in a literal devil: was axiomatic to all of our [aquino s and lavey s] conversations and collaborations [11] and blanche barton explained to the san francisco chronicle at a press conference following anton lavey s death in 1997 that anton lavey had believed in the devil [12. in an article in the occult explosion anton lavey had acknowledged that: many members of the church of satan who are mystically inclined prefer to think of satan in a very real, anthropomorphic way. of course we do not discourage this, because we realize that it is very important to many individuals to ritualistically conc

orphic way. of course we do not discourage this, because we realize that it is very important to many individuals to ritualistically conceptualize a well-wrought picture of their mentor or tutelary divinity [2, p. 740] he ventured on to explain that: in answer to those who would label us devil worshippers or satan worshippers, i must say that satan demands study, not worship [2, p. 740] note that anton lavey did not reject the belief in satan, only the worship of the deity. the satanic bible defines satan somewhat ambiguously as a unified god (that is, not a god among others) which: is seen as the balancing factor in nature, and not being concerned with suffering [6, p. 40] in contrast to popular opinion among church of satan followers there is no implication that there is no life after de

ising religious or similar emotionally gratifying compensation for lacking achievements thrive on such people. the church of satan acknowledges an emotional link between its ideology and nazism: barton: it s an unholy alliance the anti-christian strength of national socialist germany is part of the appeal to satanists. lavey: the aesthetics of national socialism and satanism dovetail [10, p. 236] anton lavey states in the satanic bible that there is evidence of an emerging satanic age. at that time there was increasing focus on personal freedom, relaxed sexual morals, rebellion against authorities, and iconoclastic behavior, all cardinal to the hippie movement that was gaining foothold in the years before the church of satan was created. the first three clauses in the church of satan s off

created. the first three clauses in the church of satan s official, semi-political program, pentagonal revisionism, which was published in the devil s notebook [14, p. 93] demand stratification (which is a form of meritocracy that rejects undeserved power, taxation of churches, and separation of church and state. these issues were also important in the freedom movement of the 1960es. interest in anton lavey s pet projects, the construction of artificial human companions and total environments (i.e, fantasy worlds) had already peaked a decade earlier when robots were the big hit on the screen and popular literature, and the contemporary fashion dictated a new home with a characteristic departure from traditional furnishing. whether the evidence reflected a zeitgeist that was genuinely indi

of artificial human companions and total environments (i.e, fantasy worlds) had already peaked a decade earlier when robots were the big hit on the screen and popular literature, and the contemporary fashion dictated a new home with a characteristic departure from traditional furnishing. whether the evidence reflected a zeitgeist that was genuinely indicative of an emerging satanic age or whether anton lavey simply defined social trends at that time as satanic is difficult to tell. however, lending itself well to the prevalent social trends the church of satan was certainly a product of its time. 1.2 the satanic bible the satanic bible formally defines the church of satan s ideology, and the church of satan refers to the book as: a diabolical book, the basis for our philosophy [1] the book

ll. however, lending itself well to the prevalent social trends the church of satan was certainly a product of its time. 1.2 the satanic bible the satanic bible formally defines the church of satan s ideology, and the church of satan refers to the book as: a diabolical book, the basis for our philosophy [1] the book was released in 1969, three years after the establishment of the church of satan. anton lavey explains that he was prompted to write the satanic bible by his agent and publisher s suggestion with a tight deadline: then] came the official commission to write a satanic bible. my agent and publisher wanted the material i had already printed in tract form, with additional stuff, to make up the bible as quickly as possible [5, p. 4] the satanic bible is comprised of, in the followin

ds in rituals such as the satanic baptism [15, p. 212] which directly refers to the literal satan. it is a valid argument, but the dual acceptance of belief and non-belief is also an effective tool for appealing to such strongly diverging groups of people as theists and atheists simultaneously. 4. a listing of eighteen enochian keys. ironically, this section contains the very occultnick bunk that anton lavey prides the satanic bible as being devoid of in the preface of the book. both readers despising such bunkery and readers desiring it are generously satisfied. the satanic bible thus represents an occultnick slam dunk: most readers will agree with certain portions of the satanic bible as long as they are either atheists on a rational level, deists with symbolism but no supernatural belie

s, whoever happened to read the satanic bible) would be able to realize that the crowleyinspired parts were misdirection, while the redbeard and machiavelli musings were sincere or vice versa. each follower of the church of satan is left with the impression that he or she and a few others understand the true meaning of satanism, and everyone else does not. it is more plausible, however, that when anton lavey wrote the satanic bible, he decided to take a dash of crowley (whose interest in dee and kelley is well documented) from here, and a dash of machiavelli and nietzsche from there, and bake his satanic cake appealing to the widest audience possible. the church of satan states that the contradictions are only apparent: it is then up to the rank and file members, as well as anyone else who

lowers despite opposing interpretations, their unity is not about its ideology at all. 1.3 satanic rituals and magic the satanic bible formally defines magic as: the change in situations or events in accordance with one s will, which would, using normally accepted methods, be unchangeable [6, p. 110] the statement echoes aleister crowley s definition, and in admitting to a rather broad definition anton lavey refers to the equivalence between the perception of magic and science, possibly borrowing athur c. clarke s famous third law, which stipulates that [a]ny sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. most interpretations ranging from mysticism to die hard science are thereby covered. anton lavey asserted that magic falls into three basic categories: anger, lust, and

are thereby covered. anton lavey asserted that magic falls into three basic categories: anger, lust, and compassion [6, pp. 114-115] feelings that are often difficult to cope with in many societies. two sections of the satanic bible are devoted to the practice of magic. one section contains three recipes for the aforementioned three categories of magic. the other section lists the enochian keys. anton lavey has later conceded that he chose to include the enochian keys in the satanic bible simply because he was told that they were dangerous to mention [5, p. 4. when the church of satan uses the term ceremony, it means ritual in sociology. when it uses the term ritual, it means magic in sociology. this document uses the sociological nomenclature. the rituals and magic that are publicly avai

gic that are publicly available the three basic types in the satanic bible and the ones in the satanic rituals are free to use by anyone. the three basic types of magic can be performed solitarily, and can be expected to be the most widespread satanic magic based on the ease of performance, and on the few ritual settings and/or participants required. the church of satan s rituals, as explained by anton lavey in the satanic rituals, are intended to sustain the satanic ideology: generally, a ritual [i.e, magic] is used to attain, while a ceremony [i.e, a ritual] serves to sustain [15, p. 17] rituals serve as self-programming devices that maintain the follower s dedication to the religion, and they have a transfusing effect on the person s life. the satanic rituals includes the following ritu

s prior to no. 126 are not available. the ritual is reproduced in michael aquino s the church of satan [2, p. 604, but this book is not endorsed by the church of satan. the church of satan web site explains which enochian keys (listed in the satanic bible) are associated with different types of rituals, and associates keys 2, 7, and 13 with lust and weddings and key 11 with funerals, according to anton lavey [19. hence, a preparation for such rituals is available, but the rituals themselves are not available for the followers* rituals concerning marriage and death may be said to be irrelevant to satanism and therefore now ignored, but because religious people tend to carry old socio-religious habits with them as spiritual baggage when they switch religions, marriage and funeral are guarant

rred religion in that situation. the lacking rituals indicate that the religion has yet to make a lasting impact, but a need for such rituals may eventually arise if followers gain interest or the religion gains momentum, depending on the reason why the rituals are lacking. possibly the church of satan considers the only existing ritual too embarrassing for wide publication: the wedding ritual by anton lavey is unimpressive and quite short about half a page and devoid of virtually any effects. section 3, active recruiting, argues that the church of satan is motivated to recruit new followers, but existing followers are mostly deadwood in an economic and administrative sense, useful only as recruitment agents and combat units. it is therefore possible that the church of satan s primary inte

wedding ritual can only be performed by a church of satan appointed official: the official marriage rite used by the church of satan was authored by high priest gilmore and is not available online or to members or the public. it is now only presented to members of the priesthood of mendes who are about to perform it [20] the explanation also reveals that apparently the original wedding ritual by anton lavey has now been replaced with a new one by peter gilmore (high priest of the church of satan, which according to the church of satan is to be published in peter gilmore s planned book, satanic scriptures [20. this requirement ostensibly provides the church of satan with an ability to exercise a certain control, albeit very limited in scope, or the church of satan may be keeping the ritual

t clear whether it is comprised of nine individuals, and who these individuals are, but recently the core group seems to have included blanche barton, peter gilmore, peggy nadramia (high priestess, and jeff nagy (magister [23. only the core group has decisive power. satanic scriptures will reportedly be a compilation of essays written by peter gilmore in various magazines. if so, it will resemble anton lavey s the devil s notebook and satan speaks, which are both compilations of essays that anton lavey wrote in various magazines. the emperor s new religion copyright 2002 ole wolf page 8 of 30 the soldiers, at the second-highest level, follow the guidelines issued by the core and take strong interest in studying what they consider satanic ideology. the core and the soldiers actively present


ENCYCLOPEDIA OF OCCULTISM AND PARAPSYCHOLOGY VOL 1

nin played the part of the goddess astarte in inauguration of the pleasure dome, concerned with crowley-esque rituals. margorie cameron, a member of the ordo templi orientis, who was famous for her participation in some magical child rituals with jack parsons, also appeared in the movie. rock singer mick jagger provided a soundtrack on moog synthesizer for invocation of my demon brother, in which anton lavey played the part of satan and hippie musician bobby beausoleil played lucifer. beausoleil also provided music (performed by the freedom orchestra of tracy prison) for lucifer rising. beausoleil, a member of charles manson s family, had by that time been convicted for the 1969 murder of gary hinman. during the preoccupation with occultism of the 1960s, anger attended some of the magic ci

beausoleil played lucifer. beausoleil also provided music (performed by the freedom orchestra of tracy prison) for lucifer rising. beausoleil, a member of charles manson s family, had by that time been convicted for the 1969 murder of gary hinman. during the preoccupation with occultism of the 1960s, anger attended some of the magic circle discussion group meetings organized by colorful satanist anton lavey in san francisco. however, anger has remained something of a loner, following his own individual avant-garde film themes of motorcycle gang mystique, sadomasochistic homosexual encounter, and crowley s thelemic magick. sources: robertson, sandy. the aleister crowley scrapbook. york beach, maine: samuel weiser, 1988. anglieri a sicilian writer of the seventeenth century, who is known by

r he joined the church of satan. his career in the church was put on hold while he served a tour of duty in vietnam, but shortly after his return to the united states in 1971, he was ordained as a satanic priest and organized a group (termed a grotto) that met at his home. aquino rose to a position of prominence in the church of satan, but became dissatisfied with the leadership of church founder anton lavey. he opposed lavey s arbitrary leadership and atheistic approach to religion. lavey actually denied the existence of satan. in 1972 aquino resigned and was joined in his revolt by lilith sinclair, another prominent leader on the east coast. in 1975 he sought a new mandate to operate by invoking the devil. satan responded by appearing as set, the ancient egyptian deity, and gave aquino a

aught. this latter hypothesis now dominates serious thinking about berkowitz. in 1987, berkowitz converted to christianity. from his prison cell, he now has a webpage, http//www.inetworld.net/hutrcc/ davidb.htm, hosted by a christian church in san jose, california. in his testimony published on that site, he mentioned that before he began his killing spree he had read the satanic bible written by anton lavey, the founder of the church of satan. as a result, he began to dabble in the occult and do satanic rituals. he does not mention demon voices. sources: abrrahamsen, david. confessions of the son of sam. new york: columbia university press, 1999. david berkowitz. http//www.inetworld.net/hutrcc/ davidb.htm. may 16, 2000. klausner, lawrence. son of sam. new york: mcgraw-hill, 1981. terry, m

in the mainland united states, canada, and bermuda. in 1985, tat accepted consecration as a bishop from archbishop joseph vredenburgh of the federation of st. thomas churches, a gnostic christian church headquartered in palo alto, california. sources: church of revelation. http//www.astralphysicsschool.com. february 15, 2000. church of satan in the late 1960s many were dismayed to learn that one anton lavey (1930.1997) of san francisco, california, had founded a church dedicated to the worship of the devil. the media had a field day with the various events following the founding of the church on april 30, 1966, from lavey s holding a funeral for a young sailor who died at the treasure island navy base to his use of a nude woman as an altar for a worship service at his home in san francisc

church of satan and its literature has given rise to a variety of satanic groups that follow its beliefs and practices but are administratively separate. the most important group with roots in the church of satan is the temple of set, headed by michael a. aquino, which has developed a new theology based on the identification of the christian satan with the ancient egyptian god set. on the day of anton lavey s death, october 29, 1997, the church was placed under the control of high priestess, blanche barton. the church of satan s mailing address is po box 210666, san francisco, ca 94121. the church s official homepage is http//www.churchofsatan.com. sources: barton, blanche. the church of satan: a history of the world s most notorious religion. los angeles: feral house, 1992. the secret li

rch was placed under the control of high priestess, blanche barton. the church of satan s mailing address is po box 210666, san francisco, ca 94121. the church s official homepage is http//www.churchofsatan.com. sources: barton, blanche. the church of satan: a history of the world s most notorious religion. los angeles: feral house, 1992. the secret life of a satanist: the authorized biography of anton lavey. new york: hell s kitchen productions, 1990. church of satan. http//www.churchofsatan.com. march 9, 2000. harrington, walt. the devil in anton lavey. the washington post magazine, february 23, 1986, 6.17. church of satanic brotherhood the church of satanic brotherhood grew out of the period of turmoil experienced by the church of satan in the early 1970s, during which time the majority

com. march 9, 2000. harrington, walt. the devil in anton lavey. the washington post magazine, february 23, 1986, 6.17. church of satanic brotherhood the church of satanic brotherhood grew out of the period of turmoil experienced by the church of satan in the early 1970s, during which time the majority of the church s local centers (termed grottos) revolted against the leadership of church founder anton lavey. in the midwest, prominent grottos were functioning under the leadership of wayne west in detroit and john dehaven in dayton, ohio. lavey moved against the rebellious members in february 1973 by dissolving the dayton grotto. the following month dehaven led in the founding of the church of satanic brotherhood. the new church operated with a collective leadership of bishops. a periodical

mathematics, astrology, and cryptography. an intriguing suggestion is that the angelic conversations were a system of codes to convey secrets, and that dee and kelley s visits in europe were for purposes of espionage. in later times, enochian rituals were revived by the magical hermetic order of the golden dawn and became a common element in ceremonial magic. some enochian rituals were adapted by anton lavey and the church of satan, which he founded. dee s reputation suffered much from the scorn of meric casaubon, who published some of the angelic conversations and represented them as delusive. the scholar theodore besterman, however, in his book crystal-gazing (1929, adopted dee as a pioneer spiritualist, and contemporary magicians have seen him as one of their ancestors. dee was miserabl

ival of belief in the devil. in the 1960s conservative protestantism, which had been pushed out of the power centers of the major denominations in the 1930s, experienced a resurgence. at the same time, western culture was undergoing a quantum leap in religious pluralism. new religions appeared in significant numbers, among them a new nature-oriented religion that took the name witchcraft. in 1966 anton lavey announced the formation of the church of satan. though he preached a very sanitized and secularized form of satanism, and he never had more than a few thousand followers, the very existence of public satanists provided a prominent symbol used by conservative christians to argue for the existence of supernatural evil. encyclopedia of occultism& parapsychology. 5th ed. devil 409 the 1970

organization of the church of satan. the church redefined satanism as the epitome of american values of individualism and promoted a philosophy built around hedonism, pragmatism, and ego development. the traditional black mass was celebrated, but it too had been transformed into a psychodrama aimed at teaching participants to release inhibitions that kept them from reaching personal fulfillment. anton lavey, the church s founder, also operated openly and demanded that church members do nothing to violate the law. the church of satan enjoyed a period of growth and publicity through the early 1970s, but soon fell victim to a series of schisms that cost it many members and led to its adopting a low profile. among the several divisions, the most substantial and the only one to survive into th

nally published in his journal equinox and later published a separate book the vision and the voice. the writings of crowley made enochian magic widely known to twentieth-century magicians, encyclopedia of occultism& parapsychology. 5th ed. enochian calls 511 several of whom have developed it as a variation of modern ceremonial magic. among those who have discovered and utilized enochian magic is anton lavey, who adapted it to his satanic system as described in his book the satanic bible (1969. sources: crowley, aleister. the vision and the voice. dallas, tex: sangreal foundation, 1972. lavey, anton s. the satanic bible. new york: avon, 1969. regardie, israel. enochian dictionary. dallas, tex: sangreal foundation, 1971. schueler, gerald j. an advanced guide to enochian magic: a complete ma

eople to throw off the self-image imposed by their early social training and remake themselves as the unique individuals they could become. through the 1980s alle turned his attention from the world of satanism to pursue other concerns. when he once again returned to the satanic subculture in the mid-1990s, he noticed that the early atmosphere of individualism that had so pervaded the church that anton lavey had founded, had disappeared. under current church leader blanche barton, he found an organization that had shifted from a celebration of individualism to an emphasis on elitism, a subtle but important change. lord egan founded the first church of satan to champion satanism as an alternative spiritual path. he sees satanists as freethinkers moving toward spiritualism through spiritual

ange of belief and practice united by their common libertarian spirit. the church may be contacted at pmb 172, 203 washington st, salem, ma 01970. it has an internet presence at http//www.churchofsatan.org. sources: first church of satan. http//www.churchofsatan.org. june 20, 2000. first satanic church the first satanic church was created on october 31, 1999, by karla lavey, the elder daughter of anton lavey (1930.1997, the founder of the church of satan. following his death, the church was involved in an extensive controversy and litigation over the future of the church and the inheritance of lavey s possessions. blanche barton, lavey s secretary, emerged as the person in control of the church. among those who did not accept barton s leadership was karla lavey. it is lavey s opinion that

ry, emerged as the person in control of the church. among those who did not accept barton s leadership was karla lavey. it is lavey s opinion that much had been lost within the church of satan since her father s death. the first satanic church is an effort to revive the church of satan as she knew it at an earlier time. the church continues to use the satanic bible and the other books authored by anton lavey and sees itself as an elite remnant that wishes to engage in the public and serious study of satanism and the occult sciences. it differs from the church of satan in that it does not recruit new members and is not an open membership church. it carefully screens any who apply for membership. while the church has several internet sites, it does not see itself as a cyberspace organization

rch tended to avoid publicity. its high level of fame, including regular attacks from christian ministers, supplied it with a steady stream of prospective members. lavey died on october 29, 1997 of a heart attack in san francisco, california. since his death, blanche barton has taken over lavey s church of satan. sources: barton, blanche. the secret life of a satanist: the authorized biography of anton lavey. los angeles: feral house, 1990. harrington, will. the devil in anton lavey. the washington post magazine (february 23, 1986: 6.9, 12.17. lavey, anton. the compleat witch. new york: lancer books, 1971. the satanic bible. new york: avon books, 1969. the satanic rituals. secaucus, n.j: university books, 1972. wolfe, burton h. the devil s avenger. new york: avon books, 1974. la voisin?.16


ENCYCLOPEDIA OF OCCULTISM AND PARAPSYCHOLOGY VOL 2

: basic books, 1995. richardson, james v, et al, eds. the satanism scare. new york: alsdine de gruyter, 1991. ross, colin. satanic ritual abuse: principles of treatment. toronto: university of toronto press, 1995. victor, jeffrey. satanic panic: the creation of a contemporary legend. chicago: open court, 1993. satanic society the satanic society is a small satanic organization in the tradition of anton lavey and one of a number of groups that emerged out of the church of satan that he founded. the satanic society was founded in the early 1990s by its high priestess jessica as the society of sin, and took its present name toward the end of the decade. jessica was raised in a christian home from which she rebelled and was led to satanism through reading the writing of lavey and others and th

church. a few were discovered during a ceremony or soon afterward. the number of such groups seemed to rise in the years after world war ii, though that may have been a result of better reporting and the correlation of the scattered accounts facilitated by improved communications. however, a new thrust developed in the 1960s. the church of satan a new era began on walpurgis night (may eve, 1966. anton lavey announced the first day of the year of satan (anno satanas) marked by the founding of the church of satan. the very affront of such an organization in an ostensibly christian nation was newsworthy, but lavey, an old carnival performer, was able to make good use of publicity events.the first satanic wedding and the first funeral.to have his picture on the front page of newspapers across

along with others. satanism offers an active approach to living one s life, and encourages the use of magic to carry out one s ends. members of stella tenebrarum are not opposed to the use of magic both to influence others (as in love spells) or to harm an enemy with curses. they promote the exchange of knowledge of effective curses with other satanist groups. they also recommend the writings of anton lavey, founder of the american-based church of satan, as a means of getting started in magic and satanism. unlike most satanist groups in the lavey tradition, stella tenebrarum is not opposed to animal sacrifice, which it sees as primarily an issue between cultures. stella tenebrarum may be contacted through its internet site at http//www.geocities.com/athens/parthenon/2026/ stella.html. sou

he head at the top is shown in the cover of the tomb. there is much hidden meaning in every curve of these templar tombs. temple of set the temple of set emerged during the period of internal discord that almost destroyed the church of satan in the early 1970s. in 1972, michael aquino, an officer in the u.s. army and a priest in the church, critiqued the authoritarian leadership of church founder anton lavey as well as his understanding of satanism. claiming lavey to be an atheist who did not believe in the literal existence of satan, aquino left the church. three years later, in response to aquino s invocation, satan appeared under the guise of set, the ancient egyptian deity. set gave aquino a mandate in the form of a book, the book of coming forth by night, which authorized aquino to fo


FREEMASONS SATANISM AND SYMBOLISM

to whom "human sacrifices" are offered. the infernal names there may be some people who have read up to this point and still might be skeptical. masonry cleverly masks its references to satan. there are 77 names which pagans have used to refer to satan over the centuries and they are in the satanic bible. we'll review some of these "infernal names" of satanism found within masonry [satanic bible, anton lavey, p. 144-46] we shall list the freemason teaching on each of these names, and then the explanation. baphomet "the gnostics held that it [universal agent] composed the igneous [pertaining to fire] body of the holy spirit, and it was adored in the secret rites of the sabbat or the temple under the hieroglyphic figure of baphomet or the hermaphroditic goat of mendes [pike, op. cit, p. 734

writing. these writings tie thoth together nicely. hermes, the god of wisdom, called also thoth, tat, set, and sat-an; and that he was, furthermore, when viewed under his bad aspect, typhon, the egyptian satan, who was also set [helena petrovna blavatsky, isis unveiled, vol. i: science, new york, trow's printing and bookbinding company, 1877, p. 554, xxxiii. colored emphasis added] blavatsky like anton lavey in the satanic bible, had no trouble tying the infernal name, thoth, with satan, and especially the egyptian satan. this subject does go back a long way. remember pike's words, quoted in the very beginning, that "masonry is identical to the ancient mysteries" what this statement means is that freemasons believe the same as all the ancient mysteries and worship the same god, satan, and

e pit of satan's hell. going back to the triangle pointing upward which represents the perfect or divine man; masonic writer albert churchward states standard occult belief when he further identifies the upright triangle. with the point up churchward writes that this triangle represents set "set" is one of the infernal names of satan, as listed in the satanic bible written by satanic high priest, anton lavey [churchward's book was, signs and symbols of primordial man, london: george allen and company, ltd, 1913, second edition, p. 189, 309, 471] in india, this triangle was worn in the foreheads of the followers of shiva. masonic authors william meyer and j.s.m. ward, also wrote that this type of triangle was worn in india by followers of shiva, who wear it in their foreheads. shiva is anot


LEWIS JAMES SATANISM TODAY AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RELIGION FOLKLORE AND POPULAR CULTURE

andful of traditional literary figures who have helped shape our images of the prince of darkness, such as milton and dante. and because of their influence on modern, religious satanism, i included material on romantic writers like blake and other literary figures like baudelaire. beginning in 1966, religious satanism emerged out of the occult subculture with the formation of the church of satan. anton lavey, founder of the church, was indebted to a number of different sources for his synthesis. especially important were: 1. traditional folklore about the devil and various adversarial figures in world mythology. 2. certain romantic poets who, as a literary device, created a noble, promethean satan at odds with the dehumanizing aspects of modern society and traditional religiosity. 3. the r

ism has always been a tiny movement, a significant number of entries provide information about this phenomenon and its background traditions because of the disproportionate public interest in real satanism. during the course of compiling this encyclopedia, i also gathered demographic data on contemporary practicing satanists. the report of my findings from this research is included in appendix 3. anton lavey was and is a controversial figure, and to judge from some of the material one finds on the internet, his memory and his organization are often attacked by other satanists. in the course of my research, i found myself unwittingly stepping into this arena of contention. perhaps as a consequence of this conflict, some of my contacts xiv introduction voiced objections to the central role i

set, was born in san francisco, california. after earning a b.a (1968) in political science from the university of california, santa barbara, he was commissioned in the army as a special operations officer (intelligence, special forces, psychological operations, civil affairs, and politico-military affairs. just before a 1969 1970 tour of duty in vietnam, he joined the church of satan, founded by anton lavey, and was ordained to its priesthood upon his return to the united states. assigned by the army to fort knox, kentucky, he organized a local grotto in nearby louisville, then gradually became the senior coordinator of grotto activities throughout the united states. in 1975, because of a decision by anton lavey to give away church priesthoods,aquino and most of the existing national lead

the concept is the same, but the actual art is not. the first version of the goat-faced pentagram surrounded by two circles with leviathan written between them appeared in and on the cover of maurice bessy s a pictorial history of magic and the supernatural (1964. nowhere in this book, however, is this graphic referred to as the sigil of baphomet.during his years of research into the black arts, anton lavey had come across this book and added it to his collection. when he chose to found the church of satan, he decided that this particular symbol most fully embodied the principles that were the bedrock of the first aboveground satanic church. the cover of the bessy book was enlarged and placed above the altar in the ritual chamber, as baphomet from eliphas levi s transcendental magic (fort

during the middle ages, church bells were rung especially to frighten witches and evil spirits. the sound of church bells could make witches fall to the ground when they were flying in the night sky. also, the sound of bells of any kind could keep villages safe from storms and other natural calamities. bells are also sometimes used by religious satanists. thus in the satanic bible, for instance, anton lavey lists bells among the devices used in a satanic ritual. this ritual bell, which signals the beginning and end of ceremonies, should be loud and penetrating, rather than soft and tinkling. lavey asserts that a bell should be used to both purify and pollute: the priest rings the bell nine times, turning counter clockwise and 26 belphegor directing the tolling toward the four cardinal poi

stments. as commonly used, however, this expression refers to the blasphemous parody of a conventional mass that was traditionally thought to be the central rite of satanism. however, like satanism more generally, it is unlikely that such rituals were anything more than the literary inventions of church authorities. although there was much variability in the details found in traditional folklore, anton lavey s account of the black mass in the satanic bible is a generally accurate description of this christian fantasy: the popular concept of the black mass is thus: a defrocked priest stands before an altar consisting of a nude woman, her legs spreadeagled and vagina thrust open, each of her outstretched fists grasping a black candle made from the fat of unbaptized babies, and a chalice cont

separate principles of male and female, but only the one of humanity. blake often used infernal imagery to represent aspects of the human being such as sensuality that he placed a positive valuation on but that the christian tradition labeled evil. this tendency to invert traditional imagery, which was also utilized by other romantic writers, was one of the touchstones of later satanists such as anton lavey. see also lavey, anton for further reading: blier, john. blake s visionary universe. manchester: manchester university press, 1969. macgregor, geddes. angels.ministers of grace. new york: paragon house publishers, 1988. schorer,mark.william blake. the politics of vision. new york: henry holt and company, 1946. bless the child produced by mace neufeld, who made the omen, and directed by

gic tradition. candles made of other substances than beeswax were used in magical rituals, often made of human or other animal tallow and fat. in recent centuries such candles appeared in black masses, usually black candles. black candles are also used by religious satanists. thus in the satanic bible, for instance, c 37 cornish witch cait sidhe invoking the goat spirit (puck/pan, 1975 38 cathars anton lavey lists candles among the devices used in a satanic ritual. inverting traditional symbolism, lavey stipulates that all of one s ritual candles should be black except for one white candle, which is to be reserved for cursing rituals. no other light source is to be used during the ceremony: the candles used in satanic ritual represent the light of lucifer the bearer of light, enlightenment

york: oxford university press, 1993. tripp, edward. the meridian handbook of classical mythology. new york: new american library, 1970. ceremony in this 1997 film a rebellious angel is banished from heaven, and imprisoned in a box, the clockwork. centuries later, it opens in the home of a college student. her christian buddies get together to put the fallen angel back in his box. chaos magic when anton lavey founded the church of satan in the 1960s, he adapted his ritual material from literary accounts of satanic rituals and from the ceremonial magic tradition as embodied in the order of the golden dawn and aleister crowley. lavey s approach was eclectic and his attitude pragmatic if it works, use it. although very different, contemporary chaos magic developed from the same roots as lavey

: john murray, 1961. messadie, gerald. a history of the devil. new york: kodansha international, 1996. obayashi, hiroshi, ed. death and afterlife: perspectives ofworld religions.westport, ct: greenwood press, 1992, 49 64. 50 church of satan church of satan organized satanist groups were quite rare prior to the 1960s. a new form of satanism was initiated with the founding of the church of satan by anton lavey on april 30, 1966.modern satanism continued to develop in various directions by the several groups that later split off from this organization. the church of satan originated from an attempt to create a carnal religion consciously opposed to the spiritual nature of most other existing religions which melded elements of western ceremonial magic and occultism with various materialistic p

and use of illegal drugs are opposed by the church. sex and selfpreservation are considered the strongest instincts, and thus natural behaviors of the human animal (the church advocates sexual activity only among consenting adults) three principal holidays are celebrated by the church: first and highest is the individual s own birthday; walpurgisnacht, celebrated on april 30th, is the traditional anton lavey and an assistant conduct a satanic ceremony, 22 march 1970 (bettmann/corbis) church of satanic brotherhood 51 witches sabbath, and marks the founding night of the organization; and halloween, is also a night that, according to legend, is a time when dark forces are unleashed. rituals are regarded as psychodramas and as magical acts focusing upon psychokinetic force. le messe noir, the

1970 (bettmann/corbis) church of satanic brotherhood 51 witches sabbath, and marks the founding night of the organization; and halloween, is also a night that, according to legend, is a time when dark forces are unleashed. rituals are regarded as psychodramas and as magical acts focusing upon psychokinetic force. le messe noir, the text used for the traditional black mass ritual, is contained in anton lavey s the satanic rituals (1972. the mass is conceived as a purging ritual during which psychodrama is used to free individuals from the influence of sacred intimidation. contrary to the popular myth that it is a staple rite, the black mass is only rarely performed and then only by individuals who feel christianity has played a negative role in their lives. in 1967 the church received the

brotherhood the church of satanic brotherhood was founded in march 1973 by john de haven, joseph m. daniels, ronald e. lanting, and harry l. booth as a result of the controversy that developed among the midwestern grottoes of the church of satan. the stygian grotto of the church of satan in dayton, ohio, dissolved on february 11, 1973, for having been acting in violation of the law, according to anton lavey. the church of satanic brotherhood followed the practices of the church of satan, although many exceptions grew out of the controversy, and the intense polemic against lavey. the church spread rapidly, and grottoes were opened in st. petersburg, florida; dayton- 52 church of satanic liberation centerville, ohio; indianapolis, indiana; louisville, kentucky; new york city; and columbus

see also church of satan for further reading: newton,michael. raising hell: an encyclopedia of devil worship and satanic crime. new york: avon, 1993. church of satanic liberation the church of satanic liberation (cosl) was founded in 1986 by paul douglas valentine. valentine claims to have been an english teacher and an occultist who had been involved in natureoriented magic until he came across anton lavey s the satanic bible. although inspired by lavey, valentine has been harshly critical and has portrayed himself as inheriting lavey s mantle. in contrast to the atheism of the original church of satan, valentine notes that satan is a separate being, although he is careful to assert that the cosl satan is a nature deity that has nothing to do with the judeo-christian antigod. see also ch

rnal criminal underground, occult crime experts have often attempted to draw links to organized satanist groups, particularly the church of satan. during the height of the sra scare, police seminars on occult crime frequently included segments on organized satanism that warned against the social dangers of the philosophy of personal indulgence advocated by the satanic bible. despite the fact that anton lavey explicitly rejected unlawful activity including blood sacrifice in the satanic bible, the discovery of a copy of this widely available book at a crime scene has often been sufficient evidence for investigators to label the crime satanic. perhaps the most significant case of this kind was that of stanley dean baker. arrested in 1970 after a traffic violation, he confessed, i have a prob

e sometimes sported a satanist image e.g, he often referred to himself as the beast, an allusion to the beast of the book of revelation english author, magician, and occultist, aleister crowley with a selection of occult instruments (archive photos) 56 curse of the demon and is the principal source for modern satanism s magical practices. one measure of this influence is that the enochian keys in anton lavey s satanic bible were taken from crowley s periodical equinox. in 1898 he was initiated into the hermetic order of the golden dawn (ogd, an occult group focused on ritual magic or magick, as crowley liked to spell it. in 1903 he married rose edith kelly. he seemed destined for leadership in the ogd, but was denied higher grades of initiation because of his homosexual activities. samuel

aper, containing runic letters, bears a curse. curses be certain you do not care if the intended victim lives or dies, before you throw your curse, and having caused their destruction, revel, rather than feel remorse. to insure the destruction of an enemy, you must destroy them by proxy! they must be shot, stabbed, sickened, burned, smashed, drowned, or rent in the most vividly convincing manner! anton lavey, the satanic bible curses 57 curses, sometimes referred to as hexes, are negative magical spells made against other people. they are meant to harm a person through ill luck, sickness, or even death.curses traditionally invoke supernatural forces or entities to change someone s fate for the worse. in many different cultures, sorcerers can be hired to place curses on others. sorcerers ca

f the spell is made out of wax, clay, wood, cloth or some other material. a piece of clothing, strand of hair, fingernail trimming, or some other such item associated with the victim are placed on or in the doll, which is then burned or pierced, thereby causing suffering or death. the use of an effigy to curse an enemy has been incorporated into modern satanism. in the satanic bible, for example, anton lavey recommends the following procedure to cause the destruction of an enemy: remain in the area of the altar [previously described] unless imagery is more easily obtained in another spot, such as in the vicinity of the victim. producing the image of the victim, proceed to inflict the destruction upon the effigy in the manner of your choice. this can be done in the following ways: the stick

nded victim, describing his torments and annihilation. mutilation, injury, infliction of pain or illness by proxy using any other means or devices desired. intense, calculated hatred and disdain should accompany this step of the ceremony, and no attempt should be made to stop this step until the expended energy results in a state of relative exhaustion on the part of the magician. as developed by anton lavey, cursing became one of the principal magical acts of modern satanism. it occupies a prominent place in his satanic bible. lavey recommended coming together for ritual cursings as a way of forming bonds within a satanic group. the importance given to such supernatural acts may strike one as odd, given that laveyan satanism is generally atheistic. lavey, however, defined magic broadly as

ee (1527 1608) was born in london of a welsh family. he was educated in cambridge, where he became a fellow of trinity college. magic and alchemy were among his major interests from his earliest years, and he began collecting books and manuscripts. he became a well-known mathematician. he is best known to modern satanists through the inclusion of some of his enochian keys in the latter section of anton lavey s the satanic bible. during the reign of the catholic mary tudor, he was accused of being a heretic and a conjurer. however, he was able to clear his charge and he was not burned, though he spent some time in prison. during a journey abroad, he learned that a mob had broken into his house at mortlake and sacked his library, believing that he was a worker of black magic. eventually he w

old habits easily, he picks up where he left off, casting spells and conducting dark rituals. the devil s rain a cult of satan worshipers wander the desert of the old western looking for the portal to the underworld and a sacred satanic book that contains names of the disciples of satan. john travolta is one of the ghouls that stalks william shatner s quest to return the sacred book to the group. anton lavey, founder of the church of satan, was a technical advisor for this 1975 film. the devil s son-in-law a 1997 comedy about an aspiring nightclub performer who makes a deal with the devil to marry his daughter after he becomes a star. given a magic cane, the performer not only becomes a big star, but is able to put all his rival acts out of business.when the devil demands payment in the fo


MICHAEL W FORD THE VAMPIRE GATE

s of the following chapters you will certainly get some return on your investment of belief, for it has been well crafted by a master.beware of the pale hecate. create your gods with care, for they will reform you in their own image. the foundation of book of the witch moon is in the darksome practice of vampirism and predatory spirituality. the nine angles and the trapezoid workings, inspired by anton lavey and presented around the cult of daeva-yasna, the persian demon-sorcery of yatuk dinoih.contains the rituals of dream, ritual and astral vampirism as an initiatory tool, other cabalistic workings presenting the qlippoth and the tree of da ath or hidden wisdom. contains the grimoire based on ancient egyptian vampirism, liber aapep, luciferian magick practice,the chaos cult workings of c


ONYX TABLET OF SET

"pat on the back" for our priesthood, perhaps in hieroglyphs, or in the scroll, and at conclave. priesthood membership expulsion authority i understand there has been some recent discussion concerning the absolute authority of any iii+ to expel any i /ii from the temple. i thought i might provide a little background concerning this feature of the temple: back in the 1966-75 church of satan, only anton lavey could admit someone to membership, or expel a member. this was not a problem when (66-70) the church was essentially just a local group in san francisco meeting at the laveys' home. once the church began to expand nationally, however, a membership base began to grow which the laveys did not know personally. also there gradually came into being various members of the priesthood in other


RUBY TABLET OF SET

y neglected many humanistic qualities. as michelangelo painted or chipped away at marble, he demonstrated an idea. one can actually feel the pieta. as beethoven composed, he demonstrated beauty, pain, and conquest. this holds true also for da vinci, mozart, plato, and all of the other innumerable exceptions to the drab masses of humanity in the times past and late present, right up to hitler. and anton lavey, too, had an important message for mankind; and that message echoes loudly as a result of lavey's existence alone. add to these the elect, and you are at the top of the family tree. classification: v2- 159.2- 1 author: r. amn dececco iv date: april/may xix publication: scroll html revision: sept. 5, 1998 ce subject: modern society; mankind's annihilation reading list: where have these

logy: an exploration of the left-hand path in this essay, i shall endeavor to bring to light the reverse side of the theological coin, exploring the dark and misty realms of satanic and setian philosophy. i shall also demonstrate the existential authenticity of the satanic perspective on the universe, and man's relation to it. in order to do this, i will begin with a discussion of the satanism of anton lavey, and its subsequent development into the setian philosophy of michael a. aquino. before i begin, however, i think that it is important to dispense with a number of misconceptions concerning satanic philosophy. by the term satanism, i refer specifically to the philosophy of anton lavey, as set forth in his books the satanic bible, the satanic rituals, and the compleat witch, and as espo

d psychopaths, and such activities as human or animal sacrifices are looked upon with extreme disparagement by satanists, setians, and thelemites. moreover, the objections which adherents to the satanic and setian philosophies bring to bear against such activities do not merely stem from the fear of social reproach, but rather have their roots in the very core principles of these philosophies. as anton lavey points out in the section of the satanic bible satirically entitled on the choice of a human sacrifice: there are sound and logical reasons why the satanist could not perform such sacrifices. the purest form of carnal existence reposes in the bodies of animals and children who have not grown old enough to deny themselves their natural desires. they can perceive things that the average

is being misrepresented; that christianity has a personal concept of god and places supreme importance upon the person. to this i would respond that, while christian monotheism does place a great emphasis upon the person (as opposed to pantheism, for example) and imbues him with a free will, exercise of this free will in contradiction to "law of god" is cause for extreme punishment.23 however, as anton lavey points out in the satanic bible, one need not be a vicious and heinous individual to indulge in the "seven deadly sins: satanism advocates indulging in each of these "sins" as they all lead to physical, mental, or emotional gratification. a satanist knows there is nothing wrong with being greedy, as it only means that he wants more than he already has. envy means to look with favour up

as "sacred lies" faith vs. doubt: whereas adherents to many religious- and even secular philosophies- make a virtue of blind faith and consider it to be an adequate substitute for rational substantiation of their hypotheses (or perhaps claim that the greater questions are not susceptible of rational inquiry, blind faith is looked upon with disparagement by satanists and setians. on this subject, anton lavey says "he who is slow to believe anything and everything is of great understanding, for belief in one false principle is the beginning of all unwisdom" elsewhere, he writes "without that wonderful element of doubt, the doorway through which truth passes would be shut tight, impervious to the most strenuous poundings of a thousand lucifers" michael a. aquino writes [setians] have confide

apital "u. moreover, such an understanding discounts neither the subjective nor the objective elements of a question [aquino, the crystal tablet. 47. aquino, the crystal tablet 48. for a more complete discussion of these two concepts, see isha schwaller de lubicz's her bak- egyptian initiate. 49. magic: in the section of the satanic bible entitled the theory and practice of satanic magic [p. 110, anton lavey defines magic generally as "the change in situations or events in accordance with one's will, which would, using normally accepted methods, but unchangeable" black magic: setian black magic can be divided into two categories: lesser and greater black magic "lesser black magic is the influencing of beings, processes, or objects in the objective universe by the application of obscure phy

g "black masses, human sacrifice, and other sacrilegious or illegal acts, is now rare. modern satanism is based on both the knowledge of ritual magick and the "anti-establishment" mood of the 1960s. it is related to classical satanism more in image than substance, and generally focuses on "rational selfinterest with ritualistic trappings. modern satanism began with the church of satan, founded by anton lavey in 1966. from it, in the 1970s, several groups emerged and quickly disappeared. the temple of set is the only substantive offshoot to survive into the 1980s. modern satanists have found it relevant to distinguish themselves from what is termed contemporary devil-worship. by devil-worship is meant the various informal activities which have appeared in the 1980s around teenage use of sat

stianity to the individualistic philosophies of pythagoras, plato, and nietzsche. the romantic movement of the 1800s dramatized the christian devil as a heroic, miltonian symbol, thus setting the stage for the eventual formation of the church of satan in 1966. the temple of set was founded in 1975 by the international priesthood of the church of satan to supersede that institution (whose founder, anton lavey, had announced intentions to commercialize it. simultaneously the anti-christian mythology and orientation of the church of satan were discarded in favor of the completely distinct character of the original egyptian priesthood of set. the temple of set was incorporated as a non-profit church in california in 1975, and qualified for u.s. federal and state tax- exempt status that same ye

and recent violence in northern ireland, india, lebanon and nigeria. who decides exactly what "satanists" believe? in this country, we cannot even agree on what christians believe. at many law enforcement conferences the satanic bible is used for this, and it is often contrasted or compared with the judeo-christian bible. the satanic bibleis, in essence, a short paperback book written by one man, anton lavey, in 1969. to compare it to a book written by multiple authors over a period of thousands of years is ridiculous, even ignoring the possibility of divine revelation in the bible. what satanists believe certainly isn't limited to other people's interpretation of a few books. more importantly it is subject to some degree of interpretation by individual believers just as christianity is. m

anists are self-stylized. they practice what they have come to believe is "satanism" there is little or no evidence of the much-discussed multigenerational satanists whose beliefs and practices have supposedly been passed down through the centuries. many admitted adult satanists were in fact raised in conservative christian homes. washington post editor walt harrington reported in a 1986 story on anton lavey and his church of satan that "sociologists who have studied lavey's church say that its members often had serious childhood problems like alcoholic parents or broken homes, or that they were traumatized by guilt-ridden fundamentalist upbringings, turning to satanism as a dramatic way to purge their debilitating guilt (p. 14. some have claimed that the accounts of ritual abuse victims c

es. american psychiatric association, diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (3rd ed, rev. washington, dc: 1987. breiner, s.j, slaughter of the innocents: child abuse through the ages and today. new york: plenum press, 1990. brown, r, prepare for war. chino, ca: chick publications, 1987. brunvand, j.h, the vanishing hitchhiker. new york: norton, 1981. harrington, walt, the devil in anton lavey. washington, d.c: the washington post magazine, february 23, 1986, pages #6-17. lanning, k.v, child molesters: a behavioral analysis (2nd ed. washington, d.c: national center for missing and exploited children, 1987. lanning, k.v (1989. child sex rings: a behavioral analysis. washington, dc: national center for missing and exploited children. lavey, anton, the satanic bible. new york:

k their rituals, and had also little willingness to follow the severe sadducee laws; hillel's interpretations would have been far more attractive. 6. luke, chapter 12, verse 51 7 "hate your enemies with a whole heart, and if a man smite you on one cheek, smash him on the other! smite him hip and thigh, for self-preservation is the highest law! he who turns the other cheek is a cowardly dog" magus anton lavey, the satanic bible. 8. runes, volume ii, number 3, may xix 9. chapter 10 of st. john, the "good shepherd" promo, abounds with banners proclaiming "i have defeated the nemo" gandhi classification: v2- 92c.2- 1 author: james lewis v date: october 8, xxiii html revision: november 27, xxxii subject: gandhi reading list: 6k, 9c, 9d there arise in the course of time and evolution those whose

is beyond the scope of this present paper. but let us say this: we recall our high priest having commented that if a magus v has vision in the land of the blind, the ipsissimus has perspective. the analogy is not an inaccurate one. the church of satan came forth on the world in the year i of the age of satan, the year 1966 of the common era, and the world has never been the same since. the magus anton lavey uttered the word indulgence and the temple was almost upon us. gone were the circles and squares and in their places came to be the i through v designations. the church of satan, like its high priest and magus, was flamboyant and devil-may-care [which he did, and its membership was as varied as could be imagined. biographies of the magus anton lavey exist in a number of forms, and will

the realm of the magistri became divided into three parts: magister caverni, magister templi, and magister magus, all with the iv designation behind them. these are covered in the writings of dr. aquino, and will not be gone into here. it should be noted that the fourth degree of the church of satan encompassed extremely high levels of skill in both magic and administration. the magus v, of which anton lavey was the sole holder, put down clear grounds for the temple of set v. just as the setian v reflects the will of set, so the satanist v operated under the will of that we knew as satan. it was a degree which insisted on integrity and clarity, for its owner held the infernal mandate. and too soon id-monsters, never quite dead, erupted and the shining splendor which was the church of satan

y number is infinite. hence each number or sum of joined numbers became merely the corresponding letter. even so the sequence remained unknown- and so, after its issue, to me as well. for, while i may pass free of the boundaries of time, memory of the future cannot exist. now it has come to pass, and the book of the law is laid bare "destined first century heir. aquino. breaking keys by doctrines anton lavey. great magus of reconsecration coming year xeper. founding his rightful priesthood. set. true origin volume al" michael aquino, you are become magus v of the aeon of set. i, set, am come again to my friends among mankind. let my great nobles be brought to me. in khem i remain no longer, for i am forgotten there, and my house at pamat-et is dust. i shall roam this world, and i shall com

voke the prince of darkness if it is his will to do so. during the night of june 21-22, x, therefore, i addressed such an evocation by means of the first part of the word of set (a system of magical keys derived from an analysis and decoding of the "enochian keys" of john dee. the evocation was effective, and an answer was received. enclosed is that answer. i find that it clarifies the actions of anton lavey and explains the downfall of the church of satan. it also resolves certain other inconsistencies which had classification: v2- a17.121- 2 author: michael a. aquino v date: june 23, x html revision: september 6, 1998 ce subject: book of coming forth by night reading list: become evident to our historians and philosophers. i endorse this answer such as i may, and i shall base my work upo

awesome, exhilarating- the very fire of life to those who took his name as a part of their own and called themselves satanists. the full history of the church of satan is documented in my church of satan. where the church as a functioning institution is concerned, its history ended on the north solstice of the satanic year ten, the evening of june 21-22, 1975. for the church had fallen in ruins, anton lavey having corrupted the priesthood; and it seemed to me, at that time magister templi iv and successor by default to the satanic high priesthood, that only direct intervention by the prince of darkness himself could provide us with a basis for a viable raison d'etre. alone that night i called upon him, and he came forth- through a sequence of realizations within my mind that, in a few sho

d augmented the keys in order to align them with its own emphasis on the hebrew cabala, and its publications assert a mastery of the enochian language by the leaders of the order.4 aleister crowley later incorporated the golden dawn edition of the keys into his aa, again claiming fluency in enochian and constructing rituals from enochian words and phrases.5 the keys next appeared in 1969 ce, when anton lavey took the cabalistic version from crowley's equinox, replaced references to the judaic/christian god with references to satan, and included the result in his satanic bible.6 the general sensation caused by this book, together with a considerable amount of indignation on the part of old-line cabalists, eventually inspired a revival of interest in john dee and his magical diaries.7 in 197

d the enochian keys to be a remote corruption of something called the word of set. there followed two "pure" keys in english. called "parts" of the word of set. before proceeding further i was forced to break my concentration because of the sudden crisis in the church of satan, and so the word of set remained unfinished for the next six years. as to the "breaking" of the keys "by the doctrines of anton lavey, therein lies still another tale. anton's principal contribution to the crowley keys was to render them in what might be called a "black mass" form, with heavenly references arbitrarily changed to infernal ones. one might presume that this would invalidate the statements of the text. oddly enough, however, the use of these "black keys" by the church of satan produced magical results th

pated. unlike the later book of coming forth by night, it was not written in final draft in one sitting; rather the entire project occupied the better part of three months. i revised the diabolicon extensively until i thought it "sounded right, and then i recopied the final text in calligraphic letters because ordinary handwriting or typed copy seemed inappropriate. the final document was sent to anton lavey in april of v. his response came soon thereafter "i received the diabolicon safely. it is indeed a work which will have a lasting impact. it is done in an ageless manner and with complete awareness. so impressed am i that i have selected passages from it for my own personal reading in this evening's ceremony, which pays homage to the writings of the satanic masters of the past, such as

creation of the diabolicon, i wrote nothing similar to it. in the summer of ix/1974, however, i once more experienced the restlessness that had characterized the working of the diabolicon; and over a two-month period i penned a similar document containing the message referred to in this passage- what was since called the "ninth solstice message" in august i again sent the calligraphic original to anton lavey. in an accompanying note i disclaimed the prerogative to comment on it. anton replied with a note in- uncharacteristically- his own handwriting "it pleases me that you perceive that which you do. you have entered a new realm of comprehension and truly deserve the name of satanist."24 a question remains concerning the pact of anton lavey. i have not seen such a paper, nor have i ever he


SAPPHIRE TABLE OF SET MAIN

s, socrates, christ, or gandhi. at best he may be considered only an eccentric [like dee, rosenberg, gurdjieff, crowley, or lavey. rarely will he live to see the blossoms of the trees he has planted. a last question remains. in the golden dawn/a:.a. there was a final degree beyond that of magus (9=[2- that of ipsissimus (l0=[l. and the book of coming forth by night also reveals the advancement of anton lavey to daimon (vi) at approximately the north solstice of ix. what is this concept, and how does it fit into the "forest [crowley, when discussing it in magick in theory and practice, states that it is a degree "wholly free from all limitations soever, existing in the nature of all things without discriminations or quantity or quality between them" in an "ideal" golden dawn context, an ips

that is that the form itself will continue to exist in the ou, requiring sustenance therein and interacting with other ou phenomena. the vi has ceased to comprehend this process. what is the result? it is a seeming absence of logical behavior patterns of his form in the ou. consider the "detached" state of mind of crowley in his ipsissimus years, as well as the apparently astonishing decisions of anton lavey in the year subsequent to his own vi. a close examination will reveal precisely what is articulated in the book of coming forth by night- that self reference to the bounds in which the semblance must exist had been broken. this explains the seemingly crazy and inconsistent policy concerning the degrees on grounds other than simple profiteering or maliciousness. the logical systems of t

ning the degrees on grounds other than simple profiteering or maliciousness. the logical systems of the church of satan and the mental processes of its initiates had simply ceased to be an object by anton. for him their images in the pu had become all, and thus these images could be changed at a whim. the danger and the fallacy, as the book of coming forth by night points out, is that the form of anton lavey continued to exist in the ou. when its behavior there proved harmful to the church of satan, action was taken against it. and set, seeing this, withdrew the vi and restored the v, though it seems that in fact anton has not yet succeeded in achieving a v reorientation. what conclusions can be drawn? the essential one, i think, is that the vi is to be avoided until such time as setamorph


SAPPHIRE TABLET OF SET

s, socrates, christ, or gandhi. at best he may be considered only an eccentric [like dee, rosenberg, gurdjieff, crowley, or lavey. rarely will he live to see the blossoms of the trees he has planted. a last question remains. in the golden dawn/a:.a. there was a final degree beyond that of magus (9=[2- that of ipsissimus (l0=[l. and the book of coming forth by night also reveals the advancement of anton lavey to daimon (vi) at approximately the north solstice of ix. what is this concept, and how does it fit into the "forest [crowley, when discussing it in magick in theory and practice, states that it is a degree "wholly free from all limitations soever, existing in the nature of all things without discriminations or quantity or quality between them" in an "ideal" golden dawn context, an ips

that is that the form itself will continue to exist in the ou, requiring sustenance therein and interacting with other ou phenomena. the vi has ceased to comprehend this process. what is the result? it is a seeming absence of logical behavior patterns of his form in the ou. consider the "detached" state of mind of crowley in his ipsissimus years, as well as the apparently astonishing decisions of anton lavey in the year subsequent to his own vi. a close examination will reveal precisely what is articulated in the book of coming forth by night- that self reference to the bounds in which the semblance must exist had been broken. this explains the seemingly crazy and inconsistent policy concerning the degrees on grounds other than simple profiteering or maliciousness. the logical systems of t

ning the degrees on grounds other than simple profiteering or maliciousness. the logical systems of the church of satan and the mental processes of its initiates had simply ceased to be an object by anton. for him their images in the pu had become all, and thus these images could be changed at a whim. the danger and the fallacy, as the book of coming forth by night points out, is that the form of anton lavey continued to exist in the ou. when its behavior there proved harmful to the church of satan, action was taken against it. and set, seeing this, withdrew the vi and restored the v, though it seems that in fact anton has not yet succeeded in achieving a v reorientation. what conclusions can be drawn? the essential one, i think, is that the vi is to be avoided until such time as setamorph


SATANIC BIBLE

a consumer society, but an eye for beauty, for balance, is an essential satanic tool and must be applied for greatest magical effectiveness. it's not what's supposed to be pleasing it's what is. aesthetics is a personal thing, reflective of one's own nature, but there are universally pleasing and harmonious configurations that should not be deninicalled "the black pope" by many of his followers, anton lavey began the road to high priesthood of the church of satan when he was only 16 years old and an organ player in a carnival "on saturday night i would see men lusting after half-naked girls dancing at the carnival, and on sunday morning when i was playing the organ for tentshow evangelists at the other end of the carnival lot, i would see these same men sitting in the pews with their wive

trong survive and the earth will be ruled by those who fight to win the ceaseless competition that exists in all jungles- including those of urbanized society. abhor this brutal outlook if you will; it is based, as it has been for centuries, on real conditions that exist in the world we inhabit rather than the mystical lands of milk and honey depicted in the christian bible. in the satanic bible, anton lavey has explained the philosophy of satanism more profoundly than any of his ancestors in the kingdom of darkness, while describing in detail the innovative rituals and trappings he has devised to create a church of realists. it has been clear from the first edition that many people want to read this book to learn how to start satanic groups and ritualize black magic. the satanic bible and

ay that is authentic and true to relevant traditions, how all of that can be done. there have been many imitators, never attributing their source, and with good reason; because once the shabbiness and shallowness of the imitators have been compared to lavey's pioneering work, there can no longer be any market for the ripoff artists. the evidence is clear to any who are willing to view the record: anton lavey brought satan out of the closet and the church of satan is the fountainhead of contemporary satanism. this book summarizes the message both convey, and remains both challenge and inspiration, as timely today as when it was written. san fransisco december 25, 1976 (xi anno satanas) preface this book was written because, with very few exceptions, every tract and paper, every "secret" gri


TECHNICIANS GUIDE TO THE LEFT HAND PATH

the deity transforms himself into has certain typhonic names. aleister crowley s success with that invocation in april 8, 9 and 10 of 1904, wherein part of his revelation consisted of the audible word coph(rr- which is the word of set. april 30, 1966 when anton szandor lavey founded the church of satan and began a magical exploration of the psychological factors of the christian satan. 1972, when anton lavey published the satanic rituals, which included die elektrischen vorspiele, which was privately known as the rite of the is-to-be. this text, based on the eighth precept of the emerald tablet of hermes use your mind to its full extent and rise from the earth to heaven, and then again descend to earth and combine the powers of what is above and what is below. thus you will win glory in th


TEXE MARRS CODEX MAGICA SECRET SIGNS MYSTERIOUS SYMBOLS AND HIDDEN CODES OF THE ILLUMINATI

l philosophy. yeltsin was acclaimed by the press as popular leader of the russian peoples' revolution, and rothschild desires to rule on the throne over all humanity as head of the illuminati's inner circle. also pictured here, in the pages that follow, giving the sign: jesse and frank james, outlaws celebrated as "robin hoods" who, it is claimed, showered some of their stolen wealth on the poor; anton lavey, who founded the church of satan in 1966 proclaiming it a temple of reason for those of wisdom and who sought mass membership as patronage; socialist eugene debs, who claimed to represent the common man; and john wilkes booth, alleged assassin of president abraham lincoln. booth was a freemason and as such, was a fomenter of international revolutions of the people; lincoln was not a ma

rothschild house, by michael hall, photo by john bigelow taylor, harry n. abrams, inc, publishers, new york, 2002) 94 codex magica anton szandor lavey, founder of the church of satan, from the back cover of his book of essays, satan speaks. lavey died on october 29, 1997 just days after completing the manuscript of this book. satanist rock star marilyn manson wrote the foreword (satan speaks, by anton lavey, venice, ca: feral house, 1998) for he's a jolly good fellow 95 a stage/production of the classic "caesar" demonstrates the similarity of the roman emperor's arm and hand position to that of the masons' sign. labor leader eugene v. debs ran for president five times on the socialist party ticket. his best showing was in 1920 when he received almost six percent of the votes cast. six bap

lattery simply by bequeathing a title to them or pinning a medal or token on their chest. crowley's wicked philosophies and his ritual experimentation such as the "babalon working" ritual designed to invoke the coming of antichrist greatly inspired copycats and imitators. such include l. ron hubbard, who reportedly studied crowley's works and went on to found the fake religion called scientology; anton lavey, who founded the church of satan and authored the satanic bible; and alfred kinsey, notorious sex researcher whose kinsey institute pandered to kinky homosexuals and vicious pedophiles.3 crowley often acted nutty and bizarre, but he was so trusted by the british government that it enthusiastically used his services in an intelligence unit during the world war ii conflict against the na

orn is itself a phallic symbol in the occult world. of stars and goatees in recent times, communist revolutionaries adopted the star, also symbol of baphomet (see the star on the baphomet goat's forehead in this chapter, and some karl marx, che gueverra and others adopted the huge and straggly beard in honor of the goatee of baphomet, the deity whom they secretly worshipped. revealingly, the late anton lavey, spouting his hellish philosophy in his final book, satan speaks, says 100 codex magic a of baphomet's beard "the essence of satanism is..the beard of wisdom on the goat within the inverted star."5 many hollywood celebrities have become involved in the depths of satanism. beautiful actresses like jayne mansfield and marilyn monroe were used as sex tools by the elite, and men such as si

and stamps upon them. is this not an image of the beast, baphomet, worshipped in secret by the llluminati? baphles me! 101 the baptism of a satanic witch in the ceremonies of pagan religions, baptisms counterfeits of the christian sacrament were conducted as rites of initiation. below is the modern-day account of one such dark baptism, exactly as it is recorded in the book, the satanic witch, by anton lavey, head of the church of satan. lavey has declared that the goal of his unholy church is to usher in a "new age (the person being baptized is lavey's daughter, zeena, and the words are hers) my baptism was indeed the reversal of a christian baptism. instead of being dunked into a cold bath by a strange, sexless man to be cleansed of "original sin" we celebrated man and nature as they rea

vidence that many, if not most, who employ the sign are, in fact, thereby honoring satan, the rebellious dark angel. the case here, later in this chapter, of the vampire satanists who stabbed a victim 66 times and drank his blood undeniably stamps the el diablo hand sign given by the murderers as intensely satanic in nature. neither can the picture here of the hindu sect member, the witch, and of anton lavey, high priest of satan, giving the sign also be disputed or explained away. as for the photos of the top-ranked christian evangelists shown in the pages that follow, what do you have to say, dear reader? are these men servants of the one, true god as revealed in the holy bible, or do they cryptically serve his adversary, lucifer? judging from their hand gestures, what do you say? el dia

ign or is neither? 128 codex magica "el diablo" shows his horns-the devil rides out 129 those who claim that if the thumb is diplayed, it is not the "el diablo" satan hand sign may just want to take a gander at the cover of a recently published (2005) book by sondra london entitled true vampires blood-sucking killers past and present. published by feral house, a book company originally founded by anton lavey, high priest of the church of satan, the cover clearly demonstrates that, for hard-core satanists, there is no real difference in meaning whether the sign includes the thumb or does not. manuela ruda, 2 i (shown at left in sun glasses giving the "el diablo" hand sign, and her husband, daniel, 26, a pair of self-proclaimed vampire satanists from germany, sacrificed a victim to satan. th

of hinduism drinks from the top of a human skull. some members of the sect practice cannibalism to gain magical powers (the tampa tribune, june 2, 2003, p. 1. the illustration from the book witches, by una woodruff and colin wilson (crescent books, new york, 1988, shows a satanic witch signaling the "el diablo "el diablo" shows his horns-the devil rides out 131 high priest of the church of satan, anton lavey, was honored upon his death in this article in the san francisco chronicle. in the picture, lavey is giving the "el diablo" hand sign while, on the wall, is the "baphomet" version of the satanic pentagram star. was it mere coincidence that on the very day that this wicked satanist died in california, across the sea, in england, illuminati chief lord edmond de rothschild also passed awa

d antithesis, both of which they control. but the conflict of these two opposites never leads to a real solution, only to a fluid, sketchy "synthesis" problems are never completely and satisfactorily resolved. the dualistic process is never ending. we are all citizens of "neverneverland" and we don't even know it. the third side to every issue here's how one illuminist philosopher, satanic priest anton lavey, explained it: there are not always 'two sides to every issue' that statement is a ridiculous slogan invoked by vested interests. in matters of significant concern, there is invariably another alternative: a third side, a satanic side 'two sides of the same coin' is what most major issues are artfully constructed to be. subsequently, the populace lives by imperceptible hobson's choices

mubarak faces the opposite direction. appropriate considering the masonic principle of the combining, or synthesis of opposites (photo: u.s. new& world report, march 14, 2005, p. 30) sammy davis, jr, popular singer and entertainer, integrated the illuminist sign "as above, so below" into his dance performance. in his autobiography "yes, i can" davis confessed to being a past member of high priest anton lavey's church of satan. in his performances, davis often wore a satanic pentagram necklace. he also painted the fingernail black as a sign of his devotion to his master, the devil. one of sammy davis, jr.'s most popular songs, the candy man, reportedly was secredy in praise of satan, the candy man who brings his disciples gifts, such as illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine, and sexual favo

the 1830s and 1840s by declaring the coming of a dark prince, a god on earth who would rule and reign. hand on heart 321 a chief rabbi in ottoman turkey (from the book, the lost messiah: in search of the mystical rabbi sabbatai sevi, by john freely (woodstock and new york: the overlook press, 2001) aleister crowley, as a youth, in his occult regalia. crowley, whose books were the basis later for anton lavey, founder of the church of satan and michael aquino, founder of the temple of set. crowley also inspired l. ron hubbard, founder of scientology. an elderly man who is chief dervish of the sufi moslem sect and a young boy who is a dervish in training in the early 1900s (from the book, the lost messiah: in search of the mystical rabbi sabbatai sevi, by john freely (woodstock and new york:

t one iota of difference what you believe. if they (the illuminati) believe, you will be affected.3 the spear as pentagram and lightning bolt the spear is a symbol of long-standing repute in the pagan and ancient mystery religions. in the egyptian religion, it was called the arrow of re, or ra, the sun god, who was also called horus, son of osiris and his reincarnation, who had the allseeing eye. anton lavey, in his book satan speaks, notes that the sign of the spear is actually the inverted pentagram.4 in turn, the pentagram (the satanic five-pointed star, according to lavey represents "excalibur, the spear of destiny, wotan's spear point, the lightning bolt that created the protoplasm of life."5 the rosicrucians and the sign of an arrow moreover, the rosicrucian order seems to be somehow


THE GALE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE UNUSUAL UNEXPLAINED VOL 1

ve been called cults and heresies are examined. 255 chapter exploration egyptian mystery schools akhenaten isis osiris greek mystery schools delphi dionysus eleusis christian mystery schools, cults, heresies black madonna cathars gnosticism manichaeism tribal mysteries ghost dance macumba santeria satanic cults the rise of satanism in the middle ages black mass catherine montvoisin gilles de rais anton lavey s first church of satan temple of set ufo cults aetherius society heaven s gate the raelians twentieth-century spiritual expression branch davidians eckanar falun gong order of the solar temple the people s temple scientology introduction from the very beginnings of organized religion in egypt, sumer, and babylonia (c. 3000 b.c.e, certain members of the established or state religion ha

featured people who claimed to be former members of such demonic cults and those who had allegedly recovered memories of satanic abuse. for a time, certain communities developed a near-hysteria and a fear of satanists that recalled the time of the salem witchcraft trials. even at its most alarming peak of irrational belief in such murderous cults, however, few accused such religious satanists as anton lavey (1930 1997) and t h e g a l e e n c y c l o p e d i a o f t h e u n u s u a l a n d u n e x p l a i n e d 288 mystery religions and cults thequr an warns that whoever follows the steps of satan will assuredly be bid to indecency and dishonor. his church of satan in san francisco as condoning ritual human sacrifices. after exhaustive police investigations on both local and national leve

rehistoric times. the following signs and symbols are among the most common expressions of satanism, both among individual satanists and those self-proclaimed high-priests and priestesses who have established small covens of 13 or fewer members: the pentagram: the traditional five-pointed star, most often shown within a circle. goat s head within a pentagram: the sigil of baphomet, the symbol for anton lavey s church of satan. number 666:the number of the beast in the book of revelation, considered by many christians to represent satan. upside-down cross: a mockery of jesus death on the cross. sometimes the cross is shown with broken arms. upside-down cross incorporating an inverted question mark: the cross of confusion, questioning the authority and power of jesus. quarter moon and star:

which were still considerable, than in punishing him for his crimes. m delving deeper lyons, arthur. the second coming: satanism in america. new york: award books, 1970. masters, r. e. l. and eduard lea. perverse crimes in history. new york: julian press, 1963. trevor-roper, h. r. the european witch-craze. new york: harper& row, 1967. williams, charles. witchcraft. new york: meridian books, 1960. anton lavey s first church of satan on walpurgisnacht, april 30, 1966, anton szandor lavey (1930 1997) of san francisco shaved his head, donned clerical clothing, complete with white collar, and proclaimed himself satan s high priest. concurrently, lavey announced the establishment of the first church of satan in america. a short time later, lavey published the satanic bible (1969, affirming in bo

fe is the great indulgence death the great abstinence. therefore, make the most of life here and now (book iv, line 1) as a supplement to the satanic bible, lavey published the satanic rituals (1972, in which he explained the church of satan s rituals and ceremonies in greater detail. rituals includes the actual text of the black mass and the ritual for the satanic baptism of adults and children. anton lavey, the founder of the first church of satan in san francisco, ran away from home at the age of 17 to work as a cage boy for the circus lion tamer clyde beatty. later, lavey became a carnival mentalist and hypnotist, then an organ player for the dancers and strippers in the sideshows. on sunday mornings he had an extra job playing the organ for an evangelist who conducted revival meetings

erground, ceased all public ceremonies, and recast his church as a secret society. in february 23, 1986, the washington post magazine carried walt harrington s account of a visit with lavey in which the journalist noted that the satanic high priest, like anyone else, loved his friends, wife, and children, but there was a venom that went beyond his claim that satanism was a parody of christianity: anton lavey is not a cartoon satan, harrington wrote. he s far less frightening than you would imagine, because he is admittedly a carnival hustler. yet he is still terrifying, because he touches, if not the mystical darkness, then the psychological darkness the hate and fear in us all. in 1991, lavey lost ownership of the black house when a judge ordered him to t h e g a l e e n c y c l o p e d i

ements are unlikely to damage severely the reputation of the first church of satan, which continues today under the direction of the high priestess blanche barton and the magister peter h. gilmore. m delving deeper church of satan web page [online] http//www. churchofsatan.org/main.html. 26 january 2002. freedland, nat. the occult explosion. new york: berkley, 1972. harrington, walt. the devil in anton lavey, the washington post magazine, february 23, 1986 [online] http//www.churchofsatan.com/pages/ wapost/html. 26 january 2002. lavey, anton szandor. the satanic bible. new york: avon, 1969. the satanic rituals. new york: avon, 1972. temple of set the ancient egyptians were perhaps the first to personify evil as a distinct force in the universe, but they retained a concept of unity by repre

and absolutely evil satan. the temple of set maintains, however, that regardless of how evil set may be portrayed, his essential function of expanding the borders of existence and then returning that chaotic energy to the center has continued to the present day. in the temple s cosmology, set stands separate and apart from the forces of the natural universe. in 1975, michael aquino (1946, one of anton lavey s followers, left the church of satan after a disagreement and organized the temple of set in san francisco. aquino had been the editor of the church of satan newsletter, and when it appeared to him that lavey was merely selling priesthoods, he lodged a firm protest with the black pope. in aquino s view, priesthoods in satanic orders should be conferred solely on the basis of magical a

ccording to aquino, the prince of darkness appeared to him in the image of set and declared to his disciple the dawning of the aeon of set. it was revealed that set appeared to aleister crowley (1875 1947) in cairo in 1904 in the image of crowley s guardian angel, aiwass. at this time, crowley was declared the herald for the advent of the aeon of horus and assumed the title of the beast. in 1966, anton lavey had ushered in the aeon of satan, an intermediary stage that was designed to prepare the way for the aeon of set, an age that would bring forth enlightenment. aquino was delighted and honored to assume the mantle of the second beast, and he even had 666, the number of the beast in the book of revelation tattooed on his scalp. at the same time, he also assumed crowley s golden dawn degr


UNCLE SETNAKT SEZ BECOME EVIL AND RULE THE WORLD2

re of hidden texts, the ceaseless mental masturbation of deconstructionism is merely another trap. the satanist does pursue the inner work of making his life a work of art. but the satanist does not waste time criticizing/deconstructing society; instead she imposes an order on the economy of signs. she takes what she will for her own life and co-opts society's packages for the purpose of control. anton lavey once remarked that the truly satanic society could be symbolized by a shiny duesenberg parked at the curb surrounded by twenty admirers. the car has more life than its fans. anton didn't go far enough- only if the car is owned by a satanist who is co-opting its fame for his own use is it a truly satanic society. both satanism and situationism are grounded in semiotics, but satanism alo

Return to Occult Library Index



Related Matches
aeon age ages ancient baphomet beast bible black brotherhood candles ceremony child children christian christianity church circle creation cross crowley cult cults curses darkness death degree deity devil earth egyptian enochian evil existence fire forces form goat god golden hell history horus human infernal key keys lavey leviathan lord lucifer magic magick magical magus material michael mind modern mysteries mythology nature occult occultism order organization pentagram people power priest priesthood religion religions religious revelation ritual rituals satan satanic satanism satanist satanists secret serpent set sex society spiritual star state states supernatural symbol temple three universe wisdom witch witchcraft world worship


http://www.hollywoodinsiders.net
MWLibCreator Ver.2 By:Michael Wynn