The Gospel of Satan with Commentary and Selected Fatwas

The Gospel of Satan by The Grand Mufti of Satanism (at amazon.com)
  • By Troll Towelhead
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Scholomance Press (April 22, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1467567205 | ISBN-13: 978-1467567206

This is a wonderful book sure to entertain and enlighten you! The gospel tells a tale of Satan’s reign on earth as the God of this World in a proper inversion of Milton’s paradise lost, a story that is often revered by Satanists, where Satan is seen as the hero. The revision of this story as told by the Gospel of Satan sheds new light on the story of how Satan fought to regain his throne. With this Gospel, you can understand Satan as an ally and a part of our natural world, instead.

The included commentary will give you time to reflect on each verse individually, taking you on an adventure with the God of the Underworld. In addition to this, you get a clear explanation of what it takes to become a Satanist, step by step. It is laid out in an easy to understand format without the usual requirement to believe without questioning as so many other Satanist books have done.

Also, you get the essentials on understanding Gods and Demons, a dedication ritual, and a pact-making to help you understand how to become a Satanist and ally with the forces of Satan. Along with this are a few useful spells that you may find to be handy such as love spells, or cursing your enemies! You can also learn about the nature of demons through this book. What I like is that you get to use logic with this book which makes more sense to me than just going on faith. The Gospel of Satan is useful in so many ways and it is a treasure to have!

You will find Troll Towelhead’s Youtube Channel – > Troll Towelhead youtube Channel

And his website for the Gospel of Satan -> Gospel-Of-Satan.com



The Gospel of Satan by The Grand Mufti of Satanism (at amazon.com)
 

Left Hand Path Books Contest Winner!

Congratulations to JAYDEN who won a copy of Paths to Satan: A Guide to Contemporary Satanism! This highly rated book is a great introduction to Spiritual and Theistic Satanism.. According to the author, Martin Mcgreggor: “This book, written by a practicing Satanist, can be used as a starting point for Satanists to help open a dialogue or educate their family and friends about their spiritual path”

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The Happy Satanist: Finding Self-Empowerment

The Happy Satanist (by Lilith Starr) at Amazon
  • By Lilith Starr
  • Kindle (and other editions): 122 pages
  • Publisher: Lilith Starr Studios; 1 edition (July 5, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 1501021737

Read the story of how one woman used Satanism to help battle her 10 year addiction to drugs. This uplifting story shows that anything can be done with the help of focus and determination. Abandoning the hope that the typical 12 step christian based recovery methods could help her, she found refuge and strength in Satanism allowing her to eventually find her true calling in life.

Follow her story from her humble beginnings from her life on the street where she met her husband, a life-long Satanist, who introduced Satanism to her, helping to change her life for the better. Satanism is a self-empowering path that can help anyone who is interested in putting forth the effort to care about one’s own being. She was able to shake the bonds of fear and self doubt that lead her to addiction for so many years through finding herself within the path of Satanism.

Included in this wonderful book of recovery are chapters on “Myth-busting Satanism”, dispelling the misconceptions that outsiders have about Satanism. There is a heartfelt chapter on fear versus compassion, and articles on changing your consciousness with magic. These essays were developed from her time as an editor on the Satanism Facebook page. Lilith Starr is the founder and head of the Seattle chapter of the Satanic Temple. Her wisdom and insight have helped many on their own road to recovery.

A quote from the author, Lilith Starr: “Satanism has also played a central, very personal role in my own life, allowing me to finally blossom into my full potential. The self-empowerment at the core of he philosophy gave me the inner strength I needed to beat a lifetime of addiction, including a near fatal heroin addiction.”

This book may help you to also find a new direction in life. Some of the readers said that it was “uplifting, and brutally honest”, and “very empowering and informational”. Highly rated!

The Happy Satanist (by Lilith Starr) at Amazon

The Happy Satanist (by Lilith Starr) at Amazon

Modern Magick

Twelve Lessons in the High Magickal Arts:

Modern Magick (by D. M. Kraig) at Amazon
  • By Donald Michael Kraig
  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Publications; Revised, Expanded ed. edition (September 8, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738715786 | ISBN-13: 978-0738715780

Written for solitary practitioners of the high magic arts, this book will help to guide you on the art of ritual magick. Based on Hermetics and planetary magick, it’s easy to understand formula will show you the basics of meditation and visualization, and important and necessary step in magick. Learn about charging and using the tools of magic, how to use talismans and amulets, and how to practice psychic self defense. No matter what your path is these are the basics of ritual magic that you can carry with you for a lifetime.

As a guidebook the lessons progress from easy to complex so it is perfect for those who are just beginning ritual magic. This book is also a great introduction to the works of Crowley and the Golden dawn, because it works with many of the same basic rituals that they use in those ancient systems of ritual magick. You do not necessarily have to be a fan of Crowley or the Golden Dawn to appreciate this book, however as it covers many of the basic aspects of ritual magic in general in a way that allows you to adapt it to your own personal style.

I always recommend that before you get into summoning from the Goeita you should have a basic understanding of high (ritual) magic so that you can get results. This book makes for a great introduction to all the things you may need to know to work ritual ceremonial magick, including how to create and perform your own magical rituals.

Modern Magick (by D. M. Kraig) at Amazon

Modern Magick (by D. M. Kraig) at Amazon

Working with Crystals, Metals and Stones [1]

Amethyst At Amazon

This is a new series here at the Left Hand Path Books Blog, on working with Crystals, Stones and Metals in your magical and spiritual work. If you aren’t working with these items in your spiritual work you could be missing out on a wonderful opportunity to expand and grow your available resources.

Crystals are beautiful but their purpose is so much more than just beauty. Our world around us is powered by crystals, from the liquid crystal display you are reading on to the silicon processor chips powering your desktop device. Some examples of crystal structures include table salt and snowflakes, but for spiritual purposes we are most familiar with the beautiful variety of ancient crystal clusters and points that we can use for ritual, meditation and healing.

Because crystals are ancient, they carry the vibrational energies of the earth. Crystals oscillate at their own specific frequencies. These special vibrations are useful in magic practice and for meditation, and influencing the electromagnetic field of the body. Crystals, stones and metals have been used for thousands of years for their healing and positive benefits. Actively tapping into these forces allows you to influence your life in a positive way.

Crystals have a positive influence on our well being by enabling a state of mind that promotes physical healing. In a recent study, it was shown that there is power behind positive thinking and that it can influence a person’s health in a measurable way.

In an article from PsychCentral, students were tested based on the influence of positive thought. The students who were confident and had a positive outlook had “more, and better functioning immune cells than the worried students.”1 Another study from Hopkins Medical shows how positive thinking can prevent long-term damage to the body. It was shown that “researchers suspect that people who are more positive may be better protected against the inflammatory damage of stress.”2 Crystals can help to maintain that positive state of mind that can create and influential benefit in your life.

Blue Calcite At Amazon

Crystals, stones and metals are used for grounding and centering, healing. They can be used as the focus of ritual or spell to achieve an outcome. They can be used for spirituality and to increase personal awareness. This article series will focus on all these aspects and so much more in the coming weeks.

To recap, crystals are ancient materials that carry vibrational frequencies, they can help to influence a person’s outlook and carry a physical and spiritual benefit, and they can be used in a variety of ways to help your spiritual and magical practices. With the variety of crystals out there you are sure to find something that you can use in your daily life. Next we will explore the association between crystals, their color and their uses.

References:

  1. By the middle of the first semester, the students who had been confident that they would do well had more and better functioning immune cells than the worried students. [Text]

       2. The mechanism for the connection between health and positivity remains murky, but researchers suspect that people who are more positive may be better protected against the inflammatory damage of stress [Text]

The Master Works of Chaos Magick (Adam Blackthorne)

The Master Works of Chaos Magick at Amazon
  • By Adam Blackthorne
  • Paperback: 99 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 20, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • 1533352070 | ISBN-13: 978-1533352071

Practical Techniques For Directing Your Reality
Explore the world of possibilities with Chaos magic in this definitive guide on using sigils and entities to create what you want in your world. This book helps you to simplify your magic practices and allows you to use magick in a personal way so that you can tailor your results according to what you need. Chaos Magick strips the art of magick down to its bare essentials so it is useful in our modern world. Many people have found this book to be an easy to read, practical guide to the art of Chaos Magick.

If you have never worked with Chaos Magick before this book would be excellent for those that want to try and see if the path of Chaos Magick is right for you. This book teaches you a method of emotional crafting and gnosis, by helping you to change your world view in a spiritual but non-religious way so you can understand how magic works. The Master Works of Chaos Magic will teach you to raise the energy of the universe and use it in a constructive way. Learn how to work with thoughtforms and sex magick to achieve results through the use of sigils, and create personal servitors that can help you in business, personal life, relationships or your own creativity. Blackthorne has remastered the method of sigil working and contacting spirits in a new way to aid you in your magical workings.

The author Adam Blackthorne states: “Chaos magick can be the beginning of magick, the first magick you try, where you sense the potential of the occult. Chaos magic can be something you come to later in life, to help you break through dogma and try new magickal technology”

The Master Works of Chaos Magick at Amazon

The Master Works of Chaos Magick at Amazon

Dark Moon Mysteries: Wisdom, Power, and Magic of the Shadow World

Dark moon Mysteries, A journey into the Shadow Self

  • By Timothy Roderick
  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Publications; Reprint edition (July 8, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738747211 | ISBN-13: 978-0738747217
Dark Moon Mysteries (by Timothy Roderick) at Amazon

This book takes you on a path of inner exploration with rituals, symbolic meanings, the psyche and magic. While it is a book aimed at a Wiccan or Pagan audience it is useful for those on the Left Hand Path who are looking for a guide to understanding the dark side of the psyche. The dark side of the psyche holds secrets that could help you to reach personal enlightenment, and for a full understanding of magic it should be explored. This book and the exercises within helps the reader to understand the shadow self and to use it in a beneficial way.

Through this book you will be guided on Jungian analysis, focusing on the works of Joseph Campbell, allowing you to use ancient mythology as a basis for understanding the subconscious. This book also focuses on the archetypes of the Sage and Crone, who are seen as the wise and older and darker aspects of spirituality. In focusing on these figures, you can allow yourself to explore the darker side of your psyche.

There are journal exercises, guided meditations and craft projects to help you to connect to your inner spirit. Dark Moon Mysteries is an interesting book for those that are new to spirituality who want to understand that we as humans, have a dark side, and we can use it in a spiritual way for self empowerment.

A Quote from the author, Timothy Roderick, states: “The journey into the dark can help you to reconstruct and complete your power as a human being, as a mixture of both positive and negative, constructive and destructive, active and passive power…The real work of journeying into the dark involves looking inward and discovering your own voice, your own guidance, and your own power.”

Dark Moon Mysteries (by Timothy Roderick) at Amazon

Dark Moon Mysteries (by Timothy Roderick) at Amazon

Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s

The Dark Underground of the Satanic Panic

  • by Kier-La Janisse (Editor), Paul Corupe (Editor)
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • FAB Press; 2nd edition (August 1, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903254868 | ISBN-13: 978-1903254868

Experience the hysteria of the 1980’s when society was saturated with Satanism’s supposed influence. From TV to radio to print there were warnings that a secret underground society of Satanists were coming after you and your children. Follow the stories of the people who started this panic, from the religious right who claimed that
Satan was around every corner in pop culture, in movies, television and even home computers – to average people forced to confess to horrific scenarios brought about through recovered memory syndrome.

Understanding this era of Satanism is important because the attitudes and feelings and false news stories that came with this social and moral panic still affect us today. This book is a historical look at this dark time in America, with essays and interviews by 20 different writers who were involved with the Satanic panic scene. Included are photographs and case stories from other sources that were labeled as Satanic, such as Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth (an underground chaos magic association) and serial killer Ricky Kasso who claimed to be a Satanist, filling a role that was made for him in his infamy.

This book serves as a cautionary tale on how even in our modern time, panic and fear can influence a society in negative ways that are lasting. Many of the attitudes and misinterpretations of Satanism came from this era. If you are interested in learning about the history of Satanism, Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s would make a useful addition to your library.
Satanic Panic: at Amazon

Satanic Panic: at Amazon

The Crowley Thoth Tarot Deck

A Tarot Classic!

Aleister Crowley, Lady Frieda Harris’ Tarot project was the Thoth Tarot deck. This deck is a 78 card, full color deck, perfect for those who are fans of Aleister Crowley’s work, or those who are experienced with Tarot who are looking to expand their knowledge and experience of Tarot reading. This is the large (3.75 x 5.5) format.

These cards are suited for not just reading material situations, but for a deeper purpose of ritual and meditative work. I enjoy using this deck for personal rituals, where I use the Invocation of the Holy Guardian Angel from the Book of Thoth, and then draw one card to be used for meditation on spiritual matters

The Thoth Tarot was painted by Lady Frieda Harris under instruction from Aleister Crowley. Crowley named this deck the Book of Thoth and included an instructional book by the same name. The creation of the deck spanned 5 years between the research and re-working of the deck and it’s beautiful imagery gathered from his personal experiences in the occult.

Of course, the deck comes with it’s own ‘little white book’ that helps you to understand the cards.
The companion book, “The Book of Thoth: A Short Essay on the Tarot of the Egyptians, Being the Equinox Volume III No. V” written by Crowley is the deck’s companion book and should be referred to in order to understand the meanings. But, this deck was best interpreted by Lon Milo DuQuette, in his book, Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot, providing updated information and clarity to those that want to understand this deck to it’s fullest. While Crowley was in a class of his own among other occultists, DuQuette in his own wisdom provides a clear and concise interpretation of this deck that will offer you so much more than just the Thoth book alone. This classic deck is a wonderful addition for any serious student of the Occult.

Crowley Thoth Tarot Deck at Amazon

Crowley Thoth Tarot Deck at Amazon

Magickal Servitors: Create Your Own Spirits to Attract Pleasure, Power and Prosperity

Creation of Magical Servitors and their use in Magic

  • Author: Damon Brand
  • Paperback: 83 pages
  • CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 14, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1523403462 | ISBN-13: 978-1523403462
Magickal Servitors (Damon Brand) at Amazon

Magic Servitors are spiritual beings that are created by the magician to serve a specific purpose – to aid the magician in the creation of magic. Magic is used to direct change in accordance with the magicians will and it can do many things for you. From attracting love luck and money, to creating inspiration within you or others, and even repelling the things that you want to end.

This book teaches you how to create and work with servitors so that you can make the most of your magical practice. It is designed for the beginner in mind but even experienced occultists can find some wisdom and inspiration within it’s pages.

Some of the things that this book teaches are how to grow and change your servitor to fit your needs as the situation warrants, how to create a servitor for beneficial self-development that will help you to end or create new habits, and how to work with servitors that can influence other people and bend them to your will.  you can even create a servitor that can help you to gain clarity in situations, or one that leads you to material reward.

This book is a welcome addition to any modern magicians library, especially those that enjoy working with the eclectic style of chaos magic, a more modernized version of magic that is easy to implement in everyday life. This is especially true if you are looking for simple, effective results in magic.

Author Damon Brand states, “With the secrets of practical magick, you create your life according to your true will. There is no higher magick than the magick that brings results.”

 

Magickal Servitors (Damon Brand) at Amazon

Magickal Servitors (Damon Brand) at Amazon