What is Satanism?
Satanism refers to the belief in Satan, either as an allegorical force of nature (LaVeyan Satanism), or as an actual deity – in His evilest manifestation (Theistic Satanism), and His most benevolent (Luciferianism). Both disciplines (sometimes) overlap with witchcraft and/or black magic. It is the intention of this blog to broach this topic from an academic perspective by providing Satanic-oriented scholarship of literature, music, art, quotes, philosophy, history, and occult practice.
Out of this colorful and complex portrait of the Dark Lord in His literary legacy from representatives of all these groups emerges a consistent narrative voice, one that embraces curiosity over certainty, self-actualization over assimilation, hedonism over abstinence, and always, evil over good.
It is the voice of the fringe – the eccentrics, the freaks, the weirdos, the outcasts.
They are at best under constant suspicion, at worst branded criminals. They are exceptional minds whose ideas expanded beyond the arbitrary constraints their fellow man had placed upon them, and whose lifestyles inspired centuries of fascination and terror to follow. They are notorious. They are divisive. They are years ahead of their time. Theirs is not a creed for the faint of heart or the weak of constitution.
It is the belief of this author that all who revere His unholy name are Brothers and Sisters in the Army of Darkness. My greatest ambition for this blog is that in compiling a common denominator in this body of literature for all Satanists to refer to, there will come a unity among these diverse – and often, regrettably, isolationist or secretive – sects that will bring the word of Satan back to popular conscience.
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