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Tarot Message For You

Pulled these cards for you today: A door is opening, providing a new beginning for you. A new opportunity and a choice is presented. It branches off on either side, into several different directions. A decision will have to be made. There’s no in between, you must choose one and stick with it.

Cards used are from The Flux Arcana Tarot, by Micah Ulrich.

Reading by Kindra Ravenmoon

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Satanic Community?

There is a misconception among those new and fairly new to Satanism that there is a Satanic community. The concept of Satanism and community in general is an oxymoron. This false concept is something that self-proclaimed Satanic leaders from the past, would push, in an attempt to grow a following. Ever since Satanists have been presenting on the internet, there have been those who have attempted in creating a Satanic community, and each has failed, greatly! The problem is that those who preach community within Satanism are wanting to become its leader, in order to gain popularity to feed their weak, unbalanced egos. Also, more than not, it is used to make a monetary profit from their following “the community” . It is pushed by these pseudo “Satanic” leaders, that a Satanic community really does exist. They fail to mention that by “community” they mean, those who follow them, who pay into their vision of Satanism, who donate personal time and money to them. When such “leaders” are questioned or if anyone disagrees with anything they preach, they take a tantrum. Either by lashing out and bashing the one who dared to contradict them, trying to turn others against the said person. Or they gaslight the person prior to blocking them on social media. In some cases all of this and sadly more. This is why in past and even still today, why attempt of bringing Satanists together as an actual community hasn’t been and never will be possible. It always will end in a crash and burn.

There is no denying that there are cliques of Satanists, Satanic groups, forums, and places where Satanists congregate both online and off. However, none of this equates to a communal concept of “Satanic Community”. We can loosely use the term “community” when pertaining to, for example, a Satanic Facebook page, but in reality, such a page is not representing what community means to all Satanists nor does everyone in the said group want to be a part of a community. Satanists are individualists and do not wish to be part of a herd mentality. Satanists do not follow a herd nor are they conformists. A Satanist lives a Satanic life which includes the concept of self-preservation and doing what is best for oneself. Therefore the community notion “for the greater good of all” is not a Satanic mindset.

The question has been posed if my podcast Devil’s Coven is a community, my reply is a strong No! To set it clear for those who thought differently, Devil’s Coven is a podcast. Its members who regularly tune in are called its coven. This does not equate to an actual coven nor does it to a community. Sharing knowledge, experiences, and raising energy through Satanic prayer together might be similar to an actual coven, a congregation, but this alone is not even close to what a community translates.

The only thing that we as Theistic Satanists have in common with each other, is the knowledge that Satan is a real sentient being. The only practice we hold in common is our devotion and worship to Satan. This is not enough to claim that we as Satanists, as a whole on the larger scale, are a community. Theistic Satanism with all of its denominations, is unlike any other path, unlike any other religion. Satanists, especially those new to His path, need to stop trying to make it so (stop trying to make it be like other paths which you once came from or which attracts you in some way). In my opinion, you either embrace Satanism or step off the path. Maybe another walk upon the LHP or another other, route altogether, will be more suited for you. Know that there are several turns you can take when walking the Devil’s road.

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Expressions Used in Satanism.

Hail Satan! A common phrase used by many Satanists, in order to express their dedication to Satan. This is an expression used by both atheist and theistic Satanists alike. Many Satanists from both denominations will also use the term Ave Satanas, or both of these together: Hail Satan! Ave Satanas! Know that Ave Satanas (also found as Ave Satana or Sathanas) equates to the same meaning as Hail Satan, it is simply a Latinized version.

Hail Satan, is not a modern invention, it actually is documented as far back as 1808, and found in a poem titled The Monk of Cambray. The poem is about an “evil” monk who makes a pact with Satan so to advance within the Catholic Church in order to become Pope. Ave Satanas (and its variant spellings) appears often in literature throughout the 1800s. Popular mentions still known in present day, would be the play titled “St. Clement’s Eve” (1862) and the novel titled “The Sorrows of Satan” (1895). In more modern times, the 1967 book “Rosemary’s Baby” , which later became a movie (classic), used Hail Satan. This made an impression upon Anton LaVey’s Church of Satan ( founded 1966). The Church of Satan also embraced the Latin version, Ave Satanas and would follow it up with Rege Satanas which translates to “Reign Satan”

Another term made popular by the Church of Satan but is used only by a few Theistic Satanists, is Shemhamforash. This is said at the end of every ritual and prayer, and is usually stated after Hail Satan; Hail Satan! Shemhamforash! Shemhamforash caught on with some modern occultists who might not work with Satan but will use in it alignment with other gods and rituals. This is a term which I debunked on my podcast Devil’s Coven, last Friday, Shemhamforash, has nothing to do with Satan. This is a Hebrew term which means “the explicit name”, and refers to the Hebrew God, most commonly “Yehweh”. We can only speculate that LaVey used this term either because he thought it sounded good in a romanticized way or he really didn’t properly research it and was oblivious to the fact that it’s translation “the explicit name” referred to Yehwah.

The fact that Satanists from both walks have been and continue to incorporate Shemhamforash into their Satanic rituals, proves how lazy most people truly are. To now take the time to do a simple research on the terms they are using rather than just rehash and reuse such terms taking everything at face value because a known Satanist put it out there. Even well seasoned Satanists and those who have founded Satanic groups and Orders, can make mistakes or even purposely present falsified information just for sensationalism and shock value. Satanists need to be diligent and rely upon their own research, and personal connection with Satanas.

The final term I will touch upon here, is Nema. I sometimes get asked by those new to Satanism, what does this mean? Nema is simply Amen reversed. Theistic Satanists have always used this. Nema is stated at the end of prayer and Satanic affirmations.

More details on these terms and their origins will be found in my upcoming book on Satanism and Witchcraft.

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Not of Satan

I am writing this as a follow up to my recent podcast episode, on Devil’s Coven, titled “Devil’s Report (necessary topic of discussion). The premise of that discussion was to set clear some outrageous misconceptions and lies told about Satanism and Satan. I strongly feel that the core points from last Friday’s show, need to be addressed here. I’m going to just jump into it.

Myself, along with several other Satanists, some being well seasoned upon His path, have noticed a growing trend within social media platforms such as: Instagram, Tik Tok, and Facebook. Satanism and the Left Hand Path in general, have become a hot fashionable topic, the new “in thing” . Theistic Satanism is being marketed as a free for all, love and light community where anything goes, as long as everyone can get along. This “new” trend, preaches that Satanism will bring you balance through bringing the RHP (Right -Hand Path) and LHP (Left-Hand Path) together. This equates the RHP with “Light” and LHP with “Dark” , basically bringing what is considered to be “good” together with what is considered to be “evil”. These trend setters, are trying to make a name for themselves through the mentioned platforms listed above, and are dictating to seekers, that it is necessary to have one foot on the RHP and the other on the LHP. Making matters worse, these social media trend setters are preaching that Satanists work with both angels and demons. That it is recommended to bring both of these beings into one’s ritual or sacred space, also to Satan’s altar. If anyone contradicts this, especially a well Seasoned Satanist, they are told that they are close-minded, if they ask Satan, He will tell them that He is okay with it- REALLY? To make matters worse, another new trend is being set to coincide with this one. The newest trend is stating that Jesus and Lucifer or Jesus and Satan are one and the same. That Satan/Lucifer is Jesus’s darker half. I kid you not, I have seen images posted on Instagram with Jesus statues upon a supposed, Satanic altar, even altar banners with a crucifix in the upright position, in the center of an inverted pentagram. WTF?

Many seekers called to Satan’s altar, are those who have or are trying to, break away from the chains of Christianity. All of these new sensationalized outrageous trends are highly confusing for them. These trends are also confusing and an outrage, to us, Satanists who have been authentically upon the Devil’s Path for many years. It is sad, also angering to know that many new seekers who are authentically called to Satan are bullied by these wannabe trend setters. Also, that these trend setters have the nerve to called down Satanic leaders and those who have been presenting Satanism online ever since the internet was a thing. I often wonder, if these social media platform “Satanists” even know a thing about Satanism, the core of its beliefs and practices in general, or even who Satan actually is? Have they ever attempted to make honest, direct contact with Satan? My strong assumption is not! How could anyone who has a direct link to Satan even consider presenting what they are pushing?

Some core facts in case the truth isn’t evident:

  • Authentic, well seasoned Satanists do not need to be told to be open-minded when they do not accept online trends and BS. They do have a direct personal communication with Satan and know that Satan is not okay with any of these new crackerjack concepts.
  • Satan is NOT okay with angels or Jesus being brought to His altar or into His devotee’s sacred space.
  • Satan would not be happy with his devotees honoring His adversaries.
  • Demons and angels do not get along. Nor is it safe to bring both together into your ritual space (if you are even capable of inviting/summoning actual angels and demons to begin with, rather than just “play” occult).
  • If you work with angels and or Jesus, you are NOT a Satanist!
  • You might be a LHP Occultist, Black Magician, or Luciferian, if you want to work with angels or do work with angels or what is termed as being Enochain magic/k, along with what you consider to be demonic forces. But, then, you certainly are NOT a Satanist.
  • Satanism is not like eclectic Americanized Wicca. The anything goes attitude is not a thing in actual Satanism. Nor is the love and light, “we’re family” attitude. If you feel aligned with following a form of LHP herd and herd mentality of “family”, community, love and light, that’s fine but this is not Satanism, Satanism isn’t for you, you are not a Satanist.
  • Satanism is the path of the individual. Theistic Satanism believes in the actual Devil. We know Satan to be a real sentient being, He is our god with no other above Him.
  • It is wrong to bully people and bring them down if they do not agree with your dictation.
  • It is wrong to push your path onto others and preach it to be the only way. Doing so makes you no better than an evangelical Christian.
  • Know that not everyone who claims to work with Satan is a Satanist. There are other traditions under the LHP umbrella who work with and view Satan differently than Theistic Satanists do. Do no confuse what you see from these other teachings with Satanism. Learn from all sources but know how to differentiate between them.
  • Know that the Satanic Panic is a thing still occurring today and it is a form of modern day witch hunt. In present day the hunt begins online. Know that not everyone identifying as a Satanist online is one. Most pretend to be Satanists, are only using the title online and are out to harm or discredit you in someway. There are many Christian “witch hunters” online, hunting the social media platforms and infiltrating or even creating, chat forums and social media groups, pretending to be Satanists. These posers have 1 of 2 things in mind for doing this- Either to gain your trust, gather what they can to use against you for bullying, discrediting, stealing your ideas or finding out where you live to execute physical harm to you. Or they try to change how Satanism appears so that they can slowly and indirectly convert you to their god. Now, what better way to get a Satanic seeker to come back to Christianity or become a new convert to it, than to get them to accept and work with angels. The latter seems to be the thing now.

Satanists both new and old, need to open their eyes and see the bigger picture. Do you know anything about the personal lives of those preaching to work with angels? Who are these tenders really? Be mindful and be warned!

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The Satanic Panic Today

In America during the 1980s is where it all began, when a sudden moral panic, which became known as the Satanic Panic, arouse. Hundreds of false accusations of the abuse of children in satanic rituals and the danger of Satanic cults with their thirst for both animal and human sacrifice, spread across the United States. Media attention opened a floodgate which led to a worldwide spread of this moral panic’s infestation, which leaked well into the 1990s.

Allegations involved a conspiracy that a global Satanic cult which included the wealthy and powerful rich elite of the world, along with celebrities of all walks, in which children were abducted or bred for human sacrifice,  pornography and prostitution. Numerous court cases, testimonies from alleged victims and criminal investigations took place due to all these conspiracy allegations. The Satanic Panic during the mid-80s became the hot topic of news reports, gossip magazines and television talk shows. The panic affected lawyers, therapists, and social workers who were dealing with all the supposed victims. Later, when the Satanic Panic seemed to be dying down, these authorities were found guilty of fabricating stories, making false accusations against the families of the people they were supposed to be helping. In many cases, therapists used hypnosis to implant false memory into patients. These false memories led some people to believe that their families were in a Satanic cult and have abused them as children. Some women were led to believe, through hypnosis, that they had been used as breeders to produce several babies to be used in Satanic ritual sacrifice, conducted by their own parents. Of course there were some people who just wanted to get their 15 minutes of fame by getting onto a talk show or news report and had fabricated sensationalized stories in order to achieve this. Needless to say, many families were destroyed and some are still in therapy today, due to the trauma they suffered from having such horrific memories implanted into their brains.

The music industry certainly did not go untouched. Several alternative music artists, especially heavy metal bands, were summoned to court and had to defend their music. Accusations that these bands were in league with the Devil, presented these musicians as cult leaders who encouraged listeners to perform blood sacrifice. They also were accused of putting subliminal messages in their music that encouraged teenagers to kill or commit suicide. The entire setup became a media circus. The evangelical Christians had a hay day with all of this, and highly encouraged the purge of Satanists and witch cults. Anyone appearing atypical to the mundane herd were outright attacked both verbally and physically. Many Satanists, witches and pagan groups laid low during this dangerous era.

The Satanic Panic Today:

Fast forward to today- Once again we Satanists need to be diligent and mindful with the words and actions we chose to use, both online and off. If we really look at it, the Satanic Panic never really went away, it just calmed down , almost went dormant, over the years. It definitely took a different route and the media put the hype on the backburner. This helped to create a false sense of security, even liberty for we Satanists, also for anyone on the outskirts such as: practitioners of witchcraft, pagans, etc. In North America as in many parts of the world, we are judged and frowned upon simply for not being one of the main 3 religious, but especially for not being Christian. In North America alone, there have been random physical attacks on Satanists and witches, very rarely has this made the headlines. People have lost their jobs or not even able to get hired simply because they are not Christian. Really think about it. If you are not out of the Devil’s broom closet and suddenly came out public as being a Satanist, would people treat you differently? Would you lose your job? Would you risk losing friends or a relationship? Would you need to fear of being attacked?

Over the past 5 years, I personally, have noticed more, and more news reports referring to crimes as being “Satanic” or Satanism associated with racists groups and murders, even if the accused have no links or indications towards it. Since the 2020 pandemic with the lockdowns and people being more at home also more online; a rise of interest in the occult and Satanism has grown. This sudden interest has also created a stir in those who oppose Satanism, the self righteous Christian groups as well as other individuals who simply feel their duty as a “good Samaritan” is to rid of anyone that they personally feel is harmful to society. These groups and individuals are a danger to individual Satanists. Some do find and stalk out witches and Satanists online, try to find out where they live, who they associate with, etc. These groups or “righteous” individuals seek to bring physical harm to the Satanist or witch they are stalking in the online shadows. Many mask as Satanists and join LHP or Satanist groups on Facebook and other social media platforms. They try to gain your trust and then befriend you on a personal level outside from the social media group or forum. This new interest bringing Satanism into the spotlight is influencing the media once again. News reporters are starting to bring up more reports accusing crimes as being done by Satanists. Recently in the short span of 1 week alone, I came across 2 news reports which made accusations of the crimes reported as being committed by Satanic cult members. We will be hearing more of such reports as the months progress, know that many u unstable minds are influenced by this.

The reawaking of the 80s Satanic Panic is happening and has been escalating rapidly. As Satanists we need to be aware of it. Satanic content creators, authors, and those who simply share about Satanism within the social media realms, all need to be mindful as to what we are sharing. We have to remember that our audience is not just our longtime supporters and personal friends. We are reaching to a much broader audience and do not know to what extent our words or what share, might affect an individual. Don’t think that because you got a low number marked as your following that a larger audience isn’t paying attention. Not all who keep up to date with your material are subscribed to your YouTube or blog and etc. We have to keep in mind that our biggest fan base is usually our enemies. They are fine combing our words. seeking out what they can use against us, what content they can report to the authorities. We don’t need to walk on eggshells but we, as Satanists, do not need to lend explicit information or the details about our personal practice to strangers either.

As authors we need to double think what we publish, we need to chose our words and subject matter wisely. Many who are attracted to Satanism and the occult, come into it from an unstable place within themselves and many do suffer from mental illnesses which go untreated. Such individuals, can take whatever we publish or say, very literally and act out upon it. So if you’re an author or put out content on YouTube and you sensationalize your material to grab the attention of a larger audience or to make yourself appear grand, know that you can be damaging certain individuals and can be held accounted for crimes they might commit against themselves and others. This is why in Satanism, it is important to hold what is meant to be secret, secret. And to also be truthful and have integrity. We need to keep our egos in check! To have a healthy ego is encouraged in Satanism however an over active ego can be harmful for all concerned. An unhealthy ego will make you forget Satan and make it all about you. Those who use sensationalism in Satan’s name to gain either monetary profit or popularity are helping to feed the fire of another damaging Satanic Panic.

*Aside from being diligent of what you share in content, you as a Satanist, must also be very careful who you connect with in the world and especially in the online world. Don’t trust easily or be quick to share anything personal about yourself and your practice to anyone, even if they claim to be a Satanist. Be leery of profiles that don’t show a picture of the actual person and of anyone who friends you online but never, even after a long period of time, reveals their actual image or name to you. Also, be careful of anyone who wants your personal phone number or address, especially if they are keeping themselves and their information hidden. Let’s try our best to avoid harm and accusations against us, also let’s do our best not to repeat the 1980s attack on Satanism.

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13 For The Devil

Negative superstitions have swirled around the number 13 for centuries, maybe even longer. No one can say for sure when this notion started, nor can we pinpoint exactly where it became linked with the day Friday the 13th, but there are a few speculations. Some believe this superstition came into play due to the fact that in 1307, the Knights of Templar were executed on a Friday the 13th. But if we really go back ,it becomes more biblical.

The story of the last super for instance, the dinner table consisted of 13 guests- Jesus and his 12 disciples. One of the disciples of course being Judas! This Last Super is said to have taken place on Maundy Thursday, and Judas betrayed Jesus on the following day- which was Good Friday. We can speculate that this is how the number 13 became associated with the day Friday, coming together to create bad luck.. For those of you who know the bible, you would have also noted that ,Judas was the 13th guest at the dinner table.

Because of the seating arrangement of 13 at the table during the biblical Last Super, over the years, arose a Christian superstition, which states, that it is a bad omen, even is inviting death to the household, to have 13 guests at a table.

Going deeper back into biblical myth; Friday is the day that Eve supposedly, had Adam take a bite from the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge. Also, Cain is said to have murdered his brother Abel on a Friday the 13th.

With everything stated herein, it appears that Friday the 13th certainly is a very unlucky, “evil” day -For Christians! Lol! Satanists have much to honor about this day.

13 is also a number with significance to witchcraft and hence also Satanic witchcraft. Every 2 and a half years we have 13 regular full moons in the calendar year. The 13th moon is known as the Blue Moon. 13 is also the traditional number of a complete witches’ coven, before it could branch off to sub-covens, in turn, making it’s high priestess or high priest, gain the title of Witch Queen or Witch King.

More detail upon this, how number 13 is one of the Devil’s numbers and more, to be found in my upcoming book about Satanic Witchcraft. To be released this fall 2021.

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First Witch Killed In Satan’s Name

Agnes Waterhouse used to be a pseudo I used online several years ago, this was also my former pen name. Not once has anyone pointed out that this is the name of the first witch killed for allegedly being in league with the Devil.

In 1566 England, Agnes Waterhouse (1503-1566) also known as Moher Waterhouse, was the first witch executed for her dealings in the magical arts and also for keeping company with Satan. Mother Waterhouse was accused with two other witches, one being her 18 year old daughter, Joan Waterhouse, the other being Elizabeth Francis. All three women were from the same village, Hatfield Peverell. Mother Waterhouse confessed to being a witch and her familiar was her cat who at times turned into a toad. The familiar’s name was Satan, in the records of her case it is spelled Sathan. The familiar was said to have originally belonged to Elizabeth Francis. Agnes was brought to trial in Chelmsford, Essex, England and she was charged for using witchcraft to cause illness to a Willian Fynne, who died a year prior to her trial, November 1, 1565. She was also charged for bringing death to her husband through means of sorcery. Strangely, her daughter, Joan Waterhouse, had been accused of the same black magick crimes but in the end, was not found guilty. Joan Waterhouse’s testimony however, did help to convict her mother along with Elizabeth Francis. Agnes Waterhouse died by hanging.

Information from the trail records:

These incomplete records of the three women’s testimonies were written by a John Philips. Due to its peculiar significance, this case was deemed to be of great importance and therefore the queen’s attorney Sir Gilbert Gerard along with the queen’s justice of the bench, John Southcote, were present. The examiner was non other than the reverend Thomas Cole and a Sir John Fortescue, the seventh Chancellor of the Exchequer (1509-1603).

Elizabeth Francis was the first to be examined. She confessed to be the possessor of the familiar named Sathan whom she claimed, had received from her grandmother, Mother Eve of Hatfield Peverell. Elizabeth claimed that at the age of twelve is when her grandmother taught her witchcraft. Satan was said to be a small white spotted cat, who had been in Elizabeth Francis’s care for about 16 years before she gave him over to Agnes Waterhouse. According to Elizabeth’s statement. her familiar would do anything for her in exchange for a drop of her blood. It would speak to her in a hollowed voice and instructed her in the way of plants and other natural magicks. She admitted to stealing sheep and also to killing of a wealthy man named Andrew Byles, who refused to marry her after getting her pregnant. Her cat familiar “Sathan” helped her to rid of the unwanted pregnancy by instructing her on which herbs to drink so to terminate it. Elizabeth also admitted that in later years she did marry but became unhappy with the marriage so instructed the cat to kill her 6 month old child and make her husband lame and so it was done. Elizabeth Francis’s confessions made her the first to be accused but she called out Agnes Waterhouse on worst crimes making her own sentence lighter. This did not save Elizabeth Francis though, and in the end, 13 years after the hanging of Agnes Waterhouse, Elizabeth met her fate and also was hanged. What is extremely surprising is that several years later in 1579, a pamphlet was found, stating that Elizabeth and Agnes Waterhouse were sisters.

An exchange for cake, was the reason Elizabeth Francis gave when asked why she had given her cat familiar to Agnes Waterhouse. She reported that it was she who taught Agnes how to use witchcraft and work with the cat. It was the same witchcraft instructed to her by her grandmother Mother Eve. She told Agnes that she must call the cat Sathan and give an offering of a drop of her own blood with some milk to him, in exchange for doing her bidding or whenever he demanded it.

Agnes Waterhouse testified that she tested the cat by having it kill one of her own pigs, when she seen what the cat could do she instructed it to kill the cattle and geese of her neighbors whom she did not like. She claimed to have kept it in a pot lined with wool until one day she wanted to repurpose the wool so removed the cat from the pot and it turned itself into a toad. Agnes denied responsibility for any killing by witchcraft and placed all the blame upon her familiar.

Joan Waterhouse, daughter of Agnes Waterhouse, in her confession, stated that once while her mother was away, that she convinced the cat to take revenge upon a neighbor’s child for refusing her some bread and cheese. In its hollowed voice the cat agreed but only if she would surrender her soul to it, and she did. It is recorded that the cat turned into a dog with horns and haunted the girl. Because Joan admitted that she only used the service of the cat that one time with no deaths involved, this helped to not only condemn the other two women but also to free her.

The twelve year old, neighbor child in question, Agnes Brown was brought in for questioning, to prove or disprove Joan’s story. Her confession was the chef evidence held against Agnes Waterhouse. In her testimony, Agnes Brown described the demon that haunted her as being a black dog with horns and a face like an ape. She said it had a short tail with a chain around it’s neck that had a silver whistle hanging from it. She claimed that the demon dog would return time and again making demands from her but she would refuse. The last time it came to her it had a knife and threatened to kill her by thrusting the knife into her heart. What sealed Agnes Waterhouse’s fate was when the girl stated that she asked the dog who it’s dame was (it’s mistress) and he happily turned it’s head towards the house of Agnes Waterhouse.

Agnes Waterhouse was executed by hanging on July 29th, 1566. It is recorded that on the day of her execution that she begged God’s forgiveness which stirred up the question of her church habits. Agnes claimed to have prayed often by only in Latin because the cat forbid her to pray in English.

*This tidbit of history, brought about the first confessions of witchcraft by those being accused which then followed the first executions. in the name of witchcraft and the Devil This was the very first time anything of Satan and demons had been mentioned by those accused of cohorting with them.

What makes this case highly interesting is the fact that the women involved gave their testimonies willingly. not shy in admitting to their witchcraft. They seemed to be rather proud of it being a tradition handed down by their grandmother or grandmother figure. Agnes Waterhouse only denied responsibility for murder and placed all blame upon her trusted familiar. The cat, believed to be a demon, had been recorded within the records of this trail, to have sadly been put to death.

Overview:

There is much secrecy found within this historical story. Much to read between the lines. For some quick examples: Cats, toads and black dogs all have a long history in English folklore and each of these animals link to witchcraft and Satan. The cat named Sathan, is said to be a demon, he has a hollow (hoarse) voice and is associated with shapeshifting at will into a toad. The demon Ba’el holds these properties and according to some demonic hierarchies., he is said to reign first under Lucifer/Satan. It could very well be that this cat familiar is the demon Ba’el or one of the lower level demons from the legions he rules over. Ba’el is often associated with being the demon familiar or patron demon of witches, according to some traditional witchcraft denominations. Another bit of interesting information to ponder over, is the fact that the knowledge of working witchcraft and making use of a familiar, is handed down by the grandmother, Mother Eve. You have to question, if Mother Eve really was a blood relative to the sisters, who handed down this information to one of her grandchildren who then passed it on to the other sister. But then why did Agnes Waterhouse not know of this grandmother witch and her demonic familiar before her sister Elizabeth taught her the ways of the craft? It could very well be that Mother Eve was a high priestess of some sort who Elizabeth was an apprentice of. Or was Elizabeth part of what now-a-days would be termed as being a witch coven? Either way there is much to ponder here, a lot found within these confessions go deeper than something which would have been blurted out under torture. In fact there was not much torture if any during this case. There is much which we can associate herein with witchcraft, the demons and Satan from a historical perspective.

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14th-Century Satanic Witch

14th-Century Satanic Witch

Dame Alice Kyteler, a lady of wealth with a high social standing in Kilkenny Ireland. Her name became known in the year of 1324, during the first large witch trial to take place in Ireland. This accused witch had been married four times and had inherited 3 of her former husbands’ estates. Her 4th and still living husband at the time of her trail, Sir John le Poer, is the one who turned her in, with the help of her maid-servant who had informed him that his wife was slowly poisoning him. Sir John forcibly took possession of his wife’s keys and opened the boxes and chests that were in her room. From what he had found was enough to convince him that yes , his wife was indeed a witch under Satan. He then sent the contents he had found to the Bishop of Ossory, as evidence of poisoning and witchcraft. When this came into the spotlight, Dame Alice’s stepchildren by her previous marriages joined in the accusations against her. They claimed that she used witchcraft to kill their fathers so to gain their wealth.

Surprisingly, many of the Irish nobles supported Dame Alice and opposed the Bishop. From the recorded accounts, given by Holinshed in his Chronicle of Ireland (London,1587), states that: The Lady Alice Kettle, whom the Bishop asscited , to purge herself of the fame of enchantment and witchcraft imposed unto her and to one Petronil and one Basil, her complices. She was charged to have nightly conference with a spirit called Robert Artisson, (this name also happens to be the pen name of a present day traditional witchcraft author) to whom she sacrificed nine red cocks and nine peacocks’ eyes. Also that she swept the streets of Kilkenny between compline and twilight, raking all the filth towards the doors of her son William Outlawe, murmuring secretly with herself: “To the house of William my son, Hie all the wealth of Kilennie town“.

At the first conviction they abjured and did penance, but shortly after they were found in relapse, and Alice’s companion in witchcraft, Petronill, was burnt at Kilkenny. Oddly there is no account of what happened to her other accused companion, Basil. During the hour of her death, Alice accused her son William, as being privy to the sorceries of her and her companions. After some torture, William was imprisoned for a period of three months, in which during that time the Bishop had ordered that Dame Alice’s , now former belongings, be searched. During this search a wafer of sacramental bread was found with the Devil’s name stamped upon it in place of that of the Christ. A pipe of ointment and a greased staff were also found. During her confessions ,Alice had mentioned about such items, stating that the greased staff was used for her encounters with the Devil, also to ride upon the astral and join in to the Witches’ nocturnal Sabbat rites.

This business, about these witches, troubled all of Ireland. Troubling even more was that Lady or Dame Alice was supported by the majority of the nobles, and lastly conveyed over into England, since which time it could never be understood what really became of her.

The account above, lends us some insight into the type of magical working Dame Alice and her coven engaged in. The sweeping of the streets to her son’s door is a good example of sympathetic magick ( low magick). Compline was the last religious service of the day and to conduct magick or ritual on any Christian religious holiday or “sacred” day or time, is a practice held by many Satanists from past and up until this day. It’s considered a blasphemous rite or thing to do. It also is relevant to note, that back then and even some old fashioned types today who hold true to superstition, believe it to be so know, that using a broom after dark was considered to be an action to call upon the Devil. The staff and ointment which were among Alice’s belongings are typical within the history of witchcraft lore and myth. The staff could have been either a Stang or a broom handle and the ointment would be the famous witches’ flying ointment which would have contained psychoactive plant materials. According to folklore, witches would rub this ointment on their genitals or in some cases on broom handles and insert it into them in a sexual manner. This is where the stories of sex with the Devil and flying on brooms come into play. The effects of the psychoactive plants in the ointment would aide the witch to enter into trance and between the realms to the Sabbat. The account about the sacrifice of nine red cocks and nine peacocks eyes is not to be taken literally, it actually refers to nine tail feathers of each. Note that especially with peacocks that their tail feathers bear impressionable eye like markings. Beautiful as they might be, peacock feathers are feared by many who hold to the superstition that they bring bad luck when kept in the home. When searching further to the root of this superstition, it is believed so because the peacock is considered to hold sinister properties and is associated with the Devil/Satan. Peacocks like Lucifer hold pride. In Italy, peacock feathers are called “la penna malgina” , and are associated with witchcraft and the Evil Eye. In the Near East, the obscure sect of the Yezidis, have been accused of worshipping the Devil under the form of Melek Taus, the Peacock Angel. Many Theist Satanists follow the mythological story of Melek Taus and this is one of the names still used today for the Devil/Satan or is highly associated with Satan’s aspect of Lucifer. The spirit mentioned to have visited Dame Alice nightly, Robert Artisson, is actually another name for the Devil or sometimes translated to be “The Son of the Devil” which in this case would make him to be Cain/Qayn/Qyain On a side note: Robert shortened in Rob and the name Robin (sometimes Robin of the Arts), is another title for the Devil/Satan.

(insert from my upcoming book on Satanic Witchcraft).

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To Have Satanic Pride

To Have Satanic Pride

A devotee of Satan should take pride in themselves as they walk upon this path-His Path! Satan has called out to you, and know that it is an honor to be called by Satan. He chose you. As a Satanist you should do what it takes to be the best that you can be. Take pride in how you work and in your appearance and general hygiene, both physical as well as spiritual. To have Satanic pride is to take responsibility for your actions, words and how you appear as a Satanist. You have to remember that when the outside world looks upon you and judges you that you are representing Satanism to them.

Even if you have to keep the fact that you are a Satanist hidden, for whatever reason, this doesn’t meant that you should slack off. Know that sooner or later, if you want to reveal it or not, that people will find out that you are one of Satan’s own. It is best in such cases to have the upper hand by creating a positive shock value. People will be surprised, even doubt that you’re a Satanist because you are intelligent, polite, helpful and a well put together individual who doesn’t match the negative stereotype (even if you do listen to black metal for instance).

We, as devotees of Satanas, have a responsibility to break the negative view of Satanism.. We should not allow non-Satanists, especially Christians, to dictate to the world, who we are and who Satan. We can do this executed with tact and class. We as Theistic Satanists should prove that we are above the profane pettiness of the masses.

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Full Moon Reflections (July)

Full Moon Reflections of the Left-Hand Path.

According to the calendar, today marks the last day of the traditional workweek (Friday), it is also the day when this month’s (July) full moon reaches its peak. There are 3 days of the full moon just as there are 3 days of its flipside, the dark moon, but more on the dark moon another time in another blog post.

While sipping my coffee after my morning meditation reflecting upon the guided full moon meditation I’ll be conducting on tonight’s Devil’s Coven podcast, my thoughts shifted towards the meaning of the LHP (left-hand path) and what it really means to be upon the Path. 

By default, Theistic Satanism falls under the umbrella of the LHP however in actuality Theistic Satanism is apart on its own, falling somewhere outside the confines of what the left-hand path and the right-hand path (RHP) are presented to be. Many who claim to be following the LHP in today’s modern occult and within the extremities of social media are not at all where Theistic Satanism lies, however as Satanists, we can associate with the core of what the LHP is by origin. 

The LHP is not a safe space to hide away from one’s problems, in fact, it is the polar opposite. Here is where you must face your traumas, face the inner demons which have been haunting you so that you may be able to rise above your former self, rise above what’s been holding you back, and forge forward.  If you are called to the path of Satanism know that Satan will not coddle you. He will test you and throw many hurdles your way, especially in the beginning.  The LHP will make you see yourself in a different way and change your view of the world. It will make you start to see things as they truly are and not all of what you come to the realization about is good. Some things you will come to find are varying facets of ugly. There is not victimization when upon this path. You don’t look for a safe space here, there are no “safe spaces” upon this path. Whatever happens to you, rather than allow yourself to be the victim or run away from whatever it is, you take it on full force. You learn from life’s bad situations, negative experiences, trauma and etc.  You indulged in the joys, love and laughter that come into your life and you learn from the pain, sorrow, and sufferings that befall you. The premise of the LHP is to allow yourself to venture into the darkness and experience it full force so that you will come out into the light. For the Satanist, you can always reach at any time reach out to Satan and He will guide you but again I repeat; Satan will not make all the bad go away, He will encourage you to endure it and make yourself rise above it.  Satan will not do the work for you.

Satanism aside, the left-hand path rituals of modern occultism, mostly those of modern Luciferianism, are designed and practiced so to constantly expose you to various traumas, to take you down so that you can rebuild yourself and desensitize in order to achieve self-empowerment and self-godhood. Satanists do not conduct such rituals nor do we buy into the concept that mere humans are equal to gods or should think that one can achieve such status. Satan is our god and no human, not even a devotee of Satan can be as powerful as He. 

With Satanism and the LHP in general, it is difficult but absolutely necessary,, especially in the beginning, to achieve and then hold a balance when it comes to studying and actually practicing. Apply knowledge rather than just soaking it in. When we apply knowledge with practice it eventually becomes a part of your everyday life, it becomes a part of your transformation. 

The LHP by origin is something rooted within the one that walks its path. It is not something that is meant for everyone nor could it be. It is a part of a certain individual’s existence and its transformation occurs within.  The LHP by origin is something rooted within the one that walks its path. It is not something that is meant for everyone nor could it be. It is a part of a certain individual’s existence and its transformation occurs within. Aesthetics plays an important role within the LHP and how you perceive the aesthetics in the world around you and finding the beauty even in that which outsiders might consider being bane. This is a natural observance within the individual and it cannot be something that is pretended or forced if it is to be authentically LHP.

The keywords which I will use to describe what the LHP is are:

Transformation, Balance, Gnosis. 

As I type this we are in the energy of the full moon in alignment with the constellation of Aquarius in What does this mean?

Full moon in Aquarius is a good time energetically for change and progress. For those who practice witchcraft it’s ideal for spells involving: freedom, creative expression, problem solving, breaking bad habits or unhealthy addictions and enhancing extrasensory abilities. It’s also good for conducting healing rituals for ailments of the calves, ankles or blood.

Traditionally according to the farmer’s almanac the full moon of July is known as the Buck Moon or the Thunder Moon. It is given these titles because it’s the time of year when male deer start to grow their antlers and it’s also known in North America as the month of Thunderstorms. Aside form whatever astrological association falls unto this moon one thing that never changes is it’s spiritual association. The Buck moon of July, Illuminates our sense of individuality and for Theistic Satanists we can associate this moon with Lucifer. Magically, use the energy of the Buck moon in rituals to obtain what you want. It’s also a great time to consecrate any new ritual tools or to change ritual tools altogether. Purchasing ritual supplies such as herbs, candles, crystals and etc. or refreshing your supplies altogether are best done during this moon.

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