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Satanism Essays

These are the essays on Satanism for spiritualsatanist.com that have been in development since 2004. These writings are a mix of research on Satanism today, combined with my own personal perspectives and experiences. With these essays, I want to present a clear, objective view on Satanism from a varied perspective. I present my writings in this way so that you can learn about Satanism in whatever way suits you best, and so that you can have educational resources on Satanism to refer to. Don't forget to bookmark this page for your reference.

At the bottom of this list [in the Satanism Texts section] you will find articles on Satanism written by various authors that I recommend for your reading enjoyment.




Satanic Theory



What is Theistic Satanism?
My definitions of Satanism, and Theistic Satanism, including links and resources.

Is Satanism a Religion, A Philosophy, or Both?
Discussion on the role of spirituality and philosophy in Satanism.

The Force of Satan
This essay describes my personal relation to Satan as a force of nature.

The Left Hand Path
My Brief Definition of the Left Hand Path.

Satanic Practice



A Pact with Satan
On making a Deal with the Devil

What is Spirituality? Satanic Spirituality?
On Spirituality in Satanism

My Advice on Leaving Christianity
How to Transition from the RHP and Christianity, into Satanism

Independent Satanism
Guide to Self-styling for Independent Satanists.

Sacrifice in Satanism
Attitudes about Sacrifice in Satanism.

Mantras and Their Meaning in Satanism
What Mantras are and how to use them.

Satanic Culture



The Satanic Panic
Brief history of the Satanic Panic.

Diabolatry, Diabolism, Devil Worship Amongst Satanists
Devil Worship

Cults, Cult Leaders
About Cult leaders and the dangers of being in a cult!

The Al-Jilwah for Satanists
The Real story behind this book and what it means to Satanists.

Satanic Holidays
Ideas on Satanic Holidays and their meanings.

You know you are a Satanist if...
A humorous look at what its like to be a Satanist. This is for laughs, only!

The Satanic Glossary
Definitions of Occult and Satanic words found at this site.





Additional Information

The Coven of Cultists Page
Who are the well-known people and social leaders of Satanism? Visit the page to see a listing of Satanists and the organizations that they have, including independent Satanists

REAL SATANISTS RANKED BY POPULARITY
Broadside on Today's Satanian Servants

The Gospel of Satan
- Story written by TrollTowelHead [of satanservice.org]
A twist on the fantastic story of Satan and Hir time on earth, from Satan's perspective......Finally!!

Sociological studies on Satanism, from James R. Lewis, the author of:
Satanism Today: An Encyclopedia Of Religion, Folklore and Popular Culture and also;
The Encyclopedic Sourcebook of Satanism [amazon.com]

Additional works:

Diabolical Authority: Anton LaVey, The Satanic Bible and the Satanist.
Marburg Journal of Religion. September, 2002: Volume 7, No.1.
< http://www.uni-marburg.de/fb03/ivk/mjr/pdfs/2002/articles/lewis2002.pdf >

Who Serves Satan? A Demographic and Ideological Profile.
Marburg Journal of Religion. June, 2001: Volume 6, No. 2.
< http://www.uni-marburg.de/fb03/ivk/mjr/pdfs/2001/articles/lewis2001.pdf >


Kia Sorcery Wiki The Satanism Page
An excerpt reads:
As a religion, Satanism in any lasting popularity begins with the Modern Satanism surrounding and as a response to The Satanic Bible, a text compiled, written and edited by Anton Szandor LaVey and published in the late 1960s. Before that, Satanism had only a literary and fantastic existence as a religion. Within that tenuous literary context, certain philosophical postures, principles, and values developed as both the result of condemnation and of reactionary exaltation.


Typical views on Satanism from a classic usenet archive: ALT Satanism FAQ
Pope Lucifer of the Early Christian Church
- Essay written by SatsUrn, describing the role of Pope Lucifer