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2022 Satanic Landmark (Happy New Year, Dark Blessings)

I know that I am a tad late with this post but either way, just wanted to wish everyone who sees this a very HAPPY NEW YEAR! The Devil’s road is not an easy path to walk, I admire those of you who have come out from the shadows, openly letting the world know that you are a devotee of Satan. To those who are unable to put themselves out in such a way, I truly understand your reasons. You would think that in this modern age, with ongoing fights for social justice, freedom of speech, and religious rights, that it would be no big deal to publicly claim the title Satanist. Sadly, for those of us who honor and worship the actual Devil for being who He is, a real sentient being, much more than a mere symbol, we are still not acknowledged. Actually, for standing out as being a true Devil Worshipper, we are ridiculed, and attacked, verbally but in some cases physically. Coming out as being an actual Satanist, one risks the loss of a job, friends, and even being shunned by family. Depending on where you live, coming out as a Satanist might even attract unwanted attention from the law. So I applaud those who are able to come out into the open, and I mean really come out. Not those hiding behind a mask and pseudo persona online. But, those who are open as Satanists in both the online and offline world, not hiding their face and who are making a good impression for Satan and Satanists in general. Those of you who have done this, are making more progress for Satanism than you can imagine. You are making a difference and setting the foundation for those who are not able to come out as of yet.

No matter where you are within your Satanism, if you have put yourself out there or are unable to, know that you matter. Satan called you to His path for a reason., honor HIm, forge your way forward. It is up to all Theistic Satanists to make a positive imprint of Satanism in this world, His world. It is up to us, to change how the outside world, how society sees us. Satan, and Satanism, deserves respect and be acknowledged. Know that as a Satanist, how you present yourself both online and off, is how the world will see Satanism and judge Satanists in general. Individual Satanists and Satanic groups, will never all get along, nor should they be expected to, however, as a whole, one thing we all should agree upon, is to strive that Satanism and we as Satanists be taken seriously. Wouldn’t it be an accomplishment if we broke the negative stereotypes and one day when filling out any sort of official paperwork such as a job application, renewing a passport, or something for the government, that in the section where it asks what religion are you, rather than marking “other” that Satanism would be an option?

We need to start with baby steps. What a better year to put the Satanic wheels into motion. 2022 should be seen as one of those years that is a Satanic landmark. Look at the simple numerology of it for example. 2022= 2+0+2+2=6 Now keeping this in mind and thinking of the month of June 2022, on the 6th day of that month would signify 666. The 6th day of the 6th month of the year 2022 equates to 6. Now many of us know that this number stems from the bible’s book of revelations, chapter 13, verse 18 and that the bible, in general, is all political. That 666 is the number to represent the Roman Emperor, Nero Caesar. BUT, considering for a great many years, preachers, musicians, filmmakers, and etc. have mistakenly taken 666 to mean Satan’s number, the number which all claimed by Satan will bear! It has become sort of a Satanic nostalgia. Okay, a stereotype but not that much of a bad one. Many modern Satanists have embraced 666 along with the regular inverted cross (thanks to black metal and horror film), which again most of us know the origin has nothing to do with Satan. The true Satanic symbol of blasphemy against the church would be the actual crucifix -but that’s another story altogether. The point I’m trying to make is that why not embrace this year as one of the Satanic landmarks in calendar history and make it a starting point to set serious goals to putting Satan and Satanism under a positive light in a world that only sees darkness upon us. 

Hope that everyone reading this has had a wonderful holiday season, also a very Satanic one as well. The above is just to lend some food for thought, something to play around with or be amused by. Enjoy! May Lucifer’s Light shine upon your 2022.

Satanic Blessings, Kindra Ravenmoon.

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Bad? Good? Demons & Angels-What Happened?

The words devil and demon are not English words by origin, but were borrowed from Greek. The English word demon was taken directly from the Latin daemon, which, in turn, goes back to the Greek daimon or daimonion. In Pagan Greece, a demon was a kind of immaterial or spiritual Being who occupied a position in the universe somewhere between the realm of humanity and that of the gods, and could travel and exist into either realm. Demons also were believed to serve as intermediates between humans and gods, relaying messages or demands from either party to the other. It was at one point believed that a mere human could not directly communicate with the gods and needed to commission a demon to relay their requests. With this in mind, it must be noted that demons were always regarded as having their own minds and could not be controlled, they acted on their on accord. A demon could either chose to aid a human or not, they were and are not simple messengers. In ancient times, demons were not seen as malevolent, they were either benevolent or indifferent towards humanity.

The Greek word daimon was also barrowed into Latin as diabolus. As Latin evolved into French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian, the Latin word became diable in French, diablo in Spanish, diabo in Portuguese and diavolo in Italian. Like many things, the meanings of the words demon and devil were greatly changed and were poisoned by the coming of the monotheistic religions., Judaism and Christianity. The Hebrew scriptures (including some books that the rabbis would later reject) were translated into Greek by Greek speaking Jews, this took place as early as the 4th century, before the Christian era. This old Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible is usually known as the Septuagint. It has an enormous influence on books of the New Testament, which were also written in Greek. In the Septuagint the kind of spiritual Being that the Pagan Greeks referred to as a demon, identity became twisted. The name demon (daimon or daimonion) was still used but more often, however, became interchanged with the work angel (angelos). The Greek word angelos simply means messenger and it originally, according to the ancient Greeks, referred to ordinary people who carried messages. When applied to demons it, the word emphasizes upon only one of the functions these Beings have. It became forgotten that demons act upon their own will and not the will of humans, unlike angels who act upon the will of Yahweh or any powerful magi who is able to control them, angels do not act on their own accord. In the Septuagint, as in the New Testament, the similarity noted between angels and demons is that they each hold no moral difference. Each can behave in manners and preform acts, that can be seen as being either “good” or “evil” It must be noted that despite the popular belief that angels are good because they are “Yahweh/Gods” messengers and that demons are the evil messengers of the Devil , has no basis in the Bible. This misconception is a Christian and Jewish belief that developed much later on.

Demonizing the Old Gods: For monotheists, the many gods and goddesses of the Pagan Greeks could not be thought of as actual Gods, but had to be called by some other word. The early Christians, like the Jews, had no doubts about the existence of these gods, but they saw them as subordinate Beings under heir One God. Since the word demon originally referred to spiritual Beings subordinate to the Pagan Gods, Jewish monotheists extended its range to cover Pagan Gods as well “For all the Gods of the Pagans are demons”, so claims the Septuagint (Psalm 95:5). *In Hebrew and English Bibles, this is Psalm 96:5. Christians soon followed suit, beginning with Paul “Pagan sacrifices before images of their Gods are sacrifices to demons (daimonia), not to God” (I Corinthians 10:20). Christians were to shun these sacrifices, which are a form of idolatry, as hey would shun any sin. Basically, it is jumped to the notion that all Pagan Gods are evil Beings, and one small jump further turns every demon into an evil Being. And, this is in brief why demons are popularized even today as being “bad” and anything dealing with angels to be “good”

In Summary: Demons, have been with us almost since the dawn of time, the Beings known as angels came into existence during the rise of monotheistic religions. Many new to the occult today, tend to confuse angels and demons as being the same type of spiritual Being, even some, who have been upon the study of the occult sciences for many years, tend to make this error as well. From the above article, we can see where this confusion came about and how those in today’s modern age, looking for answers within the realms of the occult, can make this mistake. Religious authorities throughout the centuries have always found ways to twist and bend the ancient myths, along with the meanings of various terminologies, so to suit their religion’s structure and stories. How the original meaning of what a demon is and how it has become degraded, is a great example. For the record: Demons and angels might be Beings that ride upon the same frequency, however, this does not mean that they are the same species. Demons hold their own intelligence, their own mind, and will. Demons are primal. Angels hold none of this, their existence when compared with demons, is rather new. It is the false teachings and lies of the three dominant monotheistic religions of this world who falsely claim demons to be evil and inferior. With proper research into occurrences within ancient history and myth, pre-dating these religions, one can see through the lies told by these religions. Demons are divine, meaning that they are godlike, in some cases, depending on the demon, can be seen as lesser gods (know that some claimed to be demons, were once known as ancient gods, but got “demonized” by monotheistic religions, while others always have been actual demons). Demons have been around since the beginnings of the Earth, they are before and above humanity, but are slightly under the primordial Gods (which are few).

*This article is from a section of my upcoming book on Satanism and Witchcraft. It has also been previously published as part of my work in a scholarly journal, and was presented in my book “Faces of Lucifer”.

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Winter Solstice Prayer To Satan

The Winter Solstice, (also known as Yule) marks the longest night of the year. For Satanic Witches and Warlocks, this marks the year’s final High Sabbat. A time of high frequency that makes it great for working magick, and also, working with spirits. Aside from a Satanist’s birthday, the Solstices, Equinoxes, Walpurgis, and Halloween are the most important holidays a Satanist may honor. Various Satanists acknowledge differing additional holidays, depending on the group, organization, coven, or individual.

Some new to Satanism, along with a few well-seasoned Satanists, that stem from a strict religious background such as Catholicism, might hold an offense towards this holiday season. In most cases, this is due to these Satanists failing to look past their association of Christmas with Christianity. Some, have trouble disassociating Yule with today’s neo-Pagan movement. They forget that the origin of these winter holidays was pre-Christian. Satanism is universal. It is not bound to any particular tradition or ancestral background. We are all birthed from the ancient Pagans of various lands worldwide, this includes the Christians. Nobody really knows the exact origins and celebrations of the ancient pre-Christian holidays nor the celebrations stemming from beyond other such ancient religions. It is safe to say that the holidays we honor in these modern times are an amalgamation of several traditions’ celebrations and beliefs. Today’s Christians and “New” Pagans have taken it upon themselves to claim and reclaim these holidays, dictating each, into the structure and belief system of their religion and spirituality. There is nothing wrong with Satanists reclaiming these same holidays. Celebrating in a manner seen fit to create a unique Satanic path’s traditions.

In my upcoming book on Satanism and Witchcraft, I elaborate more upon the Satanic Holidays. For now, I ask each Theistic Satanist to ponder upon this-Satanism is about honoring and celebrating Satan. Honor yourself, and in doing so, to not deprive yourself of anything if you can help it. Satan wants you to be happy, to feel joy, especially when celebrating Him, honoring Him at His altar. Throughout folklore and history, hasn’t it been noted that the Devil, likes a good party? Satan wants you to be free from restrictions, not to let the shackles of imposter, imposing religions rule you. He doesn’t want you to fall victim to their dictations. Satan wants you to rise above. Be free to indulge in all of life’s pleasures. This includes, good food, great rituals and celebrations.

This year, the Solstice falls on the 21st. Know that the dates of the Solstices and Equinoxes fluctuate anywhere from the 19th-23rd of the months they fall on. Solstices and Equinoxes are natural occurrences ruled by planetary alignments. These cross-quarter days that mark the seasonal changes, when compared to any other holidays, are the most natural and universal. These high-frequency periods affect everyone, both the magical and the profane, worldwide, even if not acknowledged in some special way.

Below is a Winter Solstice/Yule Prayer for Satan, that you may use when at His altar this holiday. Here is a link to a video I encourage you to watch. You will see why this entire holiday season is purely Satanic, how imposter religions denied it but then tried to claim it and why. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xgSFbfOABg

Satanic Winter Solstice Prayer/ A Yule Prayer for Satan

In this darksome time of longest night Satan I call upon you to be here with me. Father I am grateful for that which I have, I am not sorrowful for what I lack. You have bestowed blessings upon me, I am blessed for all that I have. Everything I have is yours, you have given to me, and anything I am in need of , all I have to do is ask. Satan, you always hear me, you listen to my prayers and fulfil my requests, if it is what I truly need. You are a giving father, but not for naught. I know that I must put in some work, all is not freely given.

Satan, this is the darkest of the natural cycles, your power is intoxicating. I feel you around me, in me, and beyond. Satan lend me protection during this dark time, guide me into the new year. May Lucifer’s Light shine down upon me, bringing me abundance, warmth, and growth in all aspects of my life.

Father,

Satan, I am thankful for my health and for the healing you bring to me. Satan, I am thankful for the roof over my head, you always provide the shelter I need. Satan, I am thankful for my chosen family (you may name specific people and or pets individually), may I lose those who do not serve my best interest, keeping only the ones who are my true loyal tribe. Satan, I am most of all thankful to be your child, your devotee. I will continue to do my best to serve in your honor.

The longest night has come, the wheel has turned once more. The sun has set, the earth’s asleep, the skies are cold as total blackness prevails. On this night of nights, I rejoice at your altar, embracing your total darkness. I embrace it all, all that is you, Satan! Master!, Father. I shed from my being, all that I no longer need, all that does not serve me, I leave myself open to receive your gifts. I am ready receive what awaits as the sun rises and grows stronger, after this day, after this night. I am vulnerable only unto you, take me Satan, take me as I am. Through the Black Flame you have implanted within me, I will rise above!

Thank you Father!

Ave Satanas, Hail Satan!

Ave Satanas, Hail Satan!

Ave Satanas, Hail Satan!

Nema

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The Devil’s Familiar

Phantom black dogs are sometimes considered to be benevolent, however the most common belief is that they hold a more sinister aspect. The black dog omen, be it benevolent or malevolent, depends upon where and when the dog appears. These esoteric creatures are known to frequent crossroads and places where an execution/murder has taken place. It is said that you are most likely to encounter one of these dogs if you are out in the night during an electric storm.

Black Dogs In Association With The Devil: In Germany as in Scandinavian lands, the witches in the Highlands, believed the black dog to be Satan, Himself. In most parts of the British Isles, the black dog is seen as the Devil’s familiar. Since witches were believed to be in league with the Devil, it is possible that in distant past, people believed that witches shapeshifted into the Devil’s form, a black dog or rode upon black dogs to travel to the Witches’ Sabbat.

Omens of Death: In Welsh mythology, Annwn are the spectra hounds of the Otherworld. Hearing the hounds on the mountain of Cadair Idris (a mountain near the town of Dolgellau) foretold your death. According to Welsh folklore, these hounds sound loudest at a distance, becoming quieter as they draw nearer. In East Anglia, the black dog’s name is Black Shuck. He has only one eye, placed in the middle of his head. He haunts dark lanes and deserted field footpaths. Black Shuck’s paws are silent as they walk the ground, you know he’s around by the sound of his howl. Legend states that if you encounter him, you will die within the year, but if you shut your eyes before he appears, you will cheat death’s grip, avoiding your demise. According to the legends of the Maldon and Dengie area in Essex, your death will occur immeditatly if you encounter this creature, there is no saving yourself by closing your eyes.

As Psychopomps: Spectral black dogs can also be guides to the realm of the dead. Their role isn’t to cause death but rather to escort souls of the newly dead, to the afterlife. A well known example of this, would be the Egyptian god Anubis. Anubis attends the weighing of the heart which determines weather or not a soul is allowed to enter the realm of the dead.

The Guardians of the Underworld: Black dogs are known to be the guardians at the entrances of the Underworld or land of the dead. An example taken from Greek mythology, would be the three headed watchdog of Hades, Cerberus. His job is to prevent the dead from leaving Hades. Hellhounds, are another form of black dog. They are not only the guardians of the realm of the dead , they also hunt down lost souls and guide them to their destination.

Protectors: Some myths and legends put black dogs as protectors, supernatural guardians. There are several stories of lost travelers or those walking through the country side who find that they have a mysterious black dog following them, watching over. In some cases protecting the person from those who would mean them harm.

Ghostly black dogs and black dog symbolism, myth and folklore go back centuries. Like most other black animals, the black dog is linked with Satan and in my opinion such an association should be seen as honorable. To know more on the black dog in folklore, I highly recommend reading “Black Dog Folklore” by Mark Norman”

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Queen of Death & Darkness

The Norse goddess Hel found her home beneath the giant ash tree known in Norse mythology as the Yggdrasil. This tree connects the upper, lower, and middle worlds together, as above, so below, as within, so without. Guarded by her faithful dog Garmer, Hel rules the icy-cold of the underworld, a place called Nifelheim. According to early Norse myth, this is where all dead souls either spent their afterlife in burial mounds, which were watched over by attendants of Hel or these souls joined the goddess in her murky domain. In later legends, heroes, slain in battle, were rewarded by Odin with a new life spent in the halls of Valhalla and all those who died by other means or not chosen by Odin, were met by Hel in the Underworld.

According to myth, Hel is sometimes presented as being harsh, greedy, and cruel but she mostly is displayed with a character that is indifferent to the concerns of both the living and the dead. She can be quite aloof. Her appearance can either be with having one side of her being in flesh and the other side skeletal. Or, she is half corpse-blue and half flesh-colored. Either-way her appearance is of a gloomy downcast. As being the Queen of Hel/Hell and of Death, Hel is often seen by scholars as being a face of Lilith.

Some Properties, Powers, and Associations with the goddess Hel:

*life, death, and rebirth *Necromancy *manipulation of ice and the elements of water and earth *manipulation of death and disease * healing *astral travel and the realm of dream *induces sleep *divination *animal communication *protection and returning to sender, also revenge. Animals associated with: dog, wolf, snake, raven, crow. Herbs and Flowers associated with: rue, wormwood (considered a poison plant), plantain, red rose, trees-elder + yew, belladonna (poisonous), henbane (poisonous).

As with the Greek god of the Underworld, Hades, whose name and home bore the same name, we can take from Hel the English word “Hell” . Hel from an Old Norse root meaning “covered” or “concealed” Hel’s underworld is described as gloomy, but it is not a place of torment and torture. There is no concept of punishment for earthly sins. It simply is a place for those who do not belong anywhere else. Linked in kin with Hel and her underworld were the fierce wolf Fenrir and serpent Jörmungandr (world serpent). All three were fathered by the Norse god Loki, known to be handsome, sly, and dangerous. According to an oracle, Loki would eventually bring the downfall of the Gods and the victory of chaos, as the world ends. Loki in this sense is highly anti-cosmic.

This is just a short insert to lend something different to this blog. Satanists can find Satanic elements through the dark characters of myths such as this, plus it always makes for an interesting read.

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Update: Devil’s Coven

For those who are not in the know:

What happened to Devil’s Coven: On the night of Devil’s Coven live Satanic Full Moon, Scrying Ritual, I was blocked out from the system that I have been using to go live or record episodes for the podcast. After sending a complaint report to the platform, I thought this issue got rectified. One week later, I recorded a. special announcement about the new changes for the podcast to come for the new year, but the platform didn’t allow me to upload. In short, they did this as a tactic to get me to upgrade to a higher tier. There are 3 tiers to choose from, I was already contracted to the 2nd tier (yes I paid from my pocket to bring Devil’s Coven to you). I am unable to fit an upgrade into my budget (the Canadian to US dollar exchange makes it quite expensive), plus I didn’t need what that upgrade had to offer. Because I refused to upgrade, the platform blocked me from doing anything further with my podcast so, I deleted it. I was paid up until the 14th of December after that date Devil’s Coven would have been deleted by the platform anyway. I beat them to it. Why leave it linger while they benefit from having it there.

On November 27th 2021, I posted a blog announcing what had happened and how I was planning to bring Devil’s Coven into the new year, on a new platform. With the changes I wanted to make, one being through many requests from many listeners, was having Devil’s Coven as an actual private online virtual coven. I would have had to take time to screen potential members and send out private links for each podcast meeting. After thinking more upon this, I regret making that announcement. I have decided to take it down and retract on my plans for this moving forward. I am quite busy with the work I do in the profane world as a professional tarot and crystal ball consultant and as an author/writer, working on several projects for publish. Please keep in mind that I also suffer from a chronic illness which makes typing and focus quite difficult at times. I decided to reserve my personal energy and time solely for myself and the published work I wish to share,(which includes what I present to you in this blog) rather than lend time and energy to a virtual coven of strangers, with most not holding any care for me, nor actual devotion for Satan. Understand that one of the reasons why I quit producing content on YouTube was so that I could put more valued time into my work and content for this blog and the books I publish.

Speaking of YouTube: in my now removed post from Nov. 27th, I did mention that I wanted to move Devil’s Coven podcast to YouTube. Some of you have lent me suggestions for other platforms as well, one being blog talk radio. This along with every other platform I looked into, does not lend the quality that I had for Devil’s Coven on the previous platform. Also sources such as blog talk, are much more expensive. Taking a free service only permits up to 15min per week, which is far too little for what Devil’s Coven needs, especially with it’s live rituals and events. I did a test run with YouTube the other day and the quality again wasn’t there. With all cases, I would have to give up my intro and background music with sound effects. This is something the previous platform was perfect for, it provided me with a special system to organize everything just right, even with live events. From my test run, YouTube proved to be just as much work as when I was doing videos, if not more, with a poorer quality than what I had on the original platform Devil’s Coven was using.

Classes: I am still considering to give practical virtual classes through zoom at some point in the new year. Space will be limited and you will have to keep up with my Twitter and Instagram to know when this will happen along with all details involved. Classes will be a very small fee (that will be roughly 45 mins of your personal time and attention, nothing more).

I appreciate each and every one of you who have been a sincere and loyal member of Devil’s Coven. I might bring it back full force in the future, maybe I will luck on a deal with the previous platform or find one at the same caliber at a price which suits more my budget. Know that I enjoyed every one of our meetings and had a great time producing content on Devil’s Coven for you. It truly did lend the atmosphere of a Satanic coven’s gathering. I hope to be able to bring this to you again.

*To those who rather whine and bitch about my decision rather than understand my reasoning or respect my wellbeing, I encourage you to create your own private weekly podcast that is a private online coven. Put in your own time and energy into producing it and screening potential members. Know that it is voices as yours why I don’t wish to produce anything extra for mere strangers. I’m here for Satan and for myself, not for you!

Satanic Blessings, Kindra Ravenmoon.

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Devil’s Coven, Full Moon Scrying Ritual

Last night, which was Friday Nov. 19th, my podcast Devil’s Coven was to host a Satanic Full Moon Scrying Ritual, sadly things didn’t happen as planned. Surprisingly I was locked out from the system I use to record episodes or go live, last night’s ritual was supposed to be a live event. I worked hard putting this ritual together for those who follow the podcast. Considering that the energy of this full moon with it’s partial eclipse is still in effect all weekend, I am typing out a version of the ritual here. I feel that I owe this to everyone who was waiting anxiously for last night’s event.

*First a brief note on scrying for those who aren’t sure what this is: Scrying is not magick. It is a form of divination that involves gazing into or onto a reflective surface such as a mirror, crystal ball or water. You may also conduct scrying with fire or smoke however scrying for the most part is associated with the element of water. As every witch knows, water is a portal and is associated with dream and the astral plane. Mirrors and crystal balls are associated with the water element, the astral and serve as portals into the realm of spirit. Scrying helps to develop and awaken the third eye and aids with channeling (to receive messages from spirit, the demons and or Satan.

*The purpose of this ritual is to align with the frequency of this moon and its lunar eclipse while connecting with Satan, utilizing scrying to channel the message/s He has uniquely for you during this period.

*Some moon lore to help you connect with this ritual and weekend’s frequency: The November full moon’s common name is the Beaver Moon because it was the time when beaver traps were set also it was believed that this was the time when beavers prepared for the winter. This moons holds many other older titles such as the frosty moon, the snow moon, and the mourning moon. For the Satanist, the mourning moon is mostly noted. It is called the mourning moon because it marks the end of autumn, placing us on the cusp of winter, where the world of man and the realm of spirit. meet. This is the last full moon before the winter solstice (which marks the astronomical winter officially). This is a good time to check in with your intentions and tap into your creative side. Satanic Witches and Warlocks can utilize this period from up until the winter solstice to connect with the darkest side of Satan as being the god of death. Some Satanists might wish to work with the great goddess Hecate, and her darkest aspects, especially aiding in shadow work. If you prefer working with Demons, Eurynomos is one who’s energy is strongest during this period. If you don’t already hold a connection with either Hecate or Eurynonos, it would be best to create one before petitioning either however this is a great time to get to know them and build your connection with. Devotee of Satanas, simply take this time to give yourself a motivational push to create positive action in your life. Activate and transform your abilities. Stop any negative energy from influencing your physical and spiritual wellbeing.

The Ritual

*What you will need: 1 bowl (without any images or design on the inside, doesn’t matter who it looks on the outside), filled with water, 1 candle to represent Satan, 2 tealight candles (optional), non distracting cone or stick incense with an incense burner for it (optional), matches or a lighter, and a glass/chalice of water for you to drink. Not necessary but if you have a ritual bell or singing bowl, also have this on hand.

*Make sure you will not be disturbed and are sitting comfortably either at a table, your altar or on a cleared/clean floor space what will serve as your sacred space for this rite. Have the bowl of water in front of you with Satan’s candle centered behind it a few spaces back. If you are using the tealights, place one at either side of Satan’s candle but a bit closer to the bowl. Place your glass/chalice of water somewhere to the side at reaching distance. If burning incense place this not to far to one side as well along with your ritual bell or singing bowl if you’re using one.

*I recommend to read this through before jumping into it. It might be a good idea to prerecord yourself reading out the guided meditation so that you may play the recording as a guided meditation while your eyes are closed.

*Ring the bell or chime the singing bowl 3x

Take 3 deep breaths. Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. On each breath in imagine that you are taking in new vitality and new life into you. See this as light filling every part of your body. On each breath out, imagine all the heaviness, stress and worry leaving your body and mind. All which doesn’t serve you is blowing out your mouth as grey smoke. Now, keeping your eyes closed, allow yourself to fall into your normal breathing rhythm, feel comfortable within your body and within your atmosphere. You’re taking this moment to replenish your energy. This time is just for you.

Now switch your focus to Satan! Also towards your Satanic practice. Up until this point you have lived your practice throughout the seasons, connecting stronger with Satan at each turn. You have searched several avenues trying to grow your practice and learn more about Him. You gathered what you felt could serve you and shed away what didn’t serve your best interest. Like the way a tree sheds its leaves in the fall, you let those who didn’t support your Satanism, who tried to suppress you, fall out of your circle. Satan has been with you every step of the way, even the times that you didn’t feel his presence. Satan never abandoned you. He allowed you to fall at times so that you may grow stronger and learn from those lessons. Know that Satan is always there to lend you strength, all you need to do is reach out. Now open your eyes.

If you’re using incense now is the time to light it. Ring the bell/chime the singing bowl 3 times. Light the tealights then light Satan’s candle while saying “In His Honor”. Place your hands on either side of the bowl and lean forward over it. Repeat these words:

As ,my breathe ascends to thee Infernal Lord, so shall your blessings descend upon this water and me” Through your mouth, breathe into the bowl.

Invocation To Satan

Place your right hand over your heart and make the sign of the horns with your left and repeat this invocation and prayer:

“Baphomet, Moloch, Ishtar, Bast, Asmodeus, Mammon, Kali, Lilith, Amon, Pan, Ashtaroth, Naamah, Melek Taus. ”

Arise Gods of the Abyss, and manifest thy presence through this scrying ritual, in the name of Satan!

Almighty Satan, open the Gates of Hell, Reveal the mysteries of your creation, for I am a partaker of your undefiled wisdom!

Father Satan, water is a portal, and a way to your kingdom. I ask that through water, you channel your message that is uniquely meant for me.”

My love and gratitude to you Father

Nema!

Gaze into the bowl of water, don’t try to empty your mind, allow whatever thoughts to pass and fade away. Allow your senses to be open to receive Satan’s message. Don’t expect to see clear images in the water but rather either shadows of shapes or silhouettes, or slight coloration of varying hues. You more than likely will feel the message as a strong knowing or get a flash image in your mind. Spend as much time as you wish in this activity but don’t force anything. For the purpose of Devil’s Coven I intended for us to scry for 6-10 minutes. If you don’t receive any messages , that is fine, it might be your first time with scrying, you might receive your message in dream when you go to bed.

When you are done scrying, thank Satan. Now pick up your glass/chalice of water with your right hand and holding your left hand over it state

In the presence of the Infernal Divine and in Satan’s name, I bless and consecrate this liquid which is no longer mere water but the elixir of life!”

Holding the glass/chalice with both hands now state:

Lord Satan, Imperator of Fire, Hell, and Earth are filled with thy glory. Behold the chalice of life filled with the elixir of life. I drink to celebrate the Black Flame within. I drink in honor of thy true nature

Take a big drink from your water and when done state:

“Thank You Satan” “So It Is Done!”

Extinguish Satan’s candle. Release all you summoned during that invocation by stating:

“All is as it was before, this space returns to the profane and all invited may leave in peace, anything unintentionally trapped within this rite, is now release”

“And It Is Done!”

Ring the bell/chime the singing bowl 3x

*Disclaimer: The invocation and prayers used are barrowed from Anton Szandor LaVey’s “The Satanic Bible” and Peter Gilmore’s “The Satanic Scriptures” All has been modified/tweaked by me (Kindra Ravenmoon) to fit this full moon scrying ritual.

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The Power of Horns & Satan as The Horned God of Antiquity

The greatest temple ever built was that of Karnak in Ancient Egypt. It was in honor of the horned god Ammon-Ra, who bore the curling horns of the ram. The attribute of horns as a symbol of power was widespread throughout the ancient world. Many Egyptian deities were depicted with horned headdresses. In Ancient Crete, to set up a pair of horns was a sign of a sacred place. The oldest known representations of masculine deity, are the painted pictures of horned ithyphallic figures found in caves, dating back to the Stone Age. The connection between this most primeval of gods, and the sophisticated, wide-ruling deities of Ancient Egypt, is far stretched, but quite clearly traceable. This stretch continues and reaches out again to the Great God Pan, who is often associated with the witches’ Devil – Satan! And, also to the Celtic Cerrnunnos, “The Horned One” (another title bestowed upon Satanas). As Cernunnos, He was worshipped in Celtic Europe and Ancient Britain. Many horned god statues have been discovered in Britain, and a temple to Him (Satan) as Cernunnus stood upon the site of the Church of Nortre Dame in Paris. Reaching into the witches’ Sabbat, the horned god is addressed by various names: The Devil, Auld Hornie, Nick, Clootie, Pan, and of course Satan (Satanas/Sathanas, or Lucifer).

Horns represent sacredness, power, and protection. They also stand for illumination and gnosis. On the Continent of Europe, horns were, and still are, an extremely popular amulet against the “Evil Eye”. The idea that there is something magical about horns derives from a very distant past, the time before humans discovered agriculture. When our remote ancestors, the primitive hunters, roamed the land in search of wild game for food. It is of no surprise why Satan has been reflected as being a horned god, why he appears to many of His devotees, as being horned. As being the horned god of the witches, Satan has absorbed the attributes, the characteristics of several horned gods created by the pagans, also by more modern man.

Satan as the horned god is the masculine side of Nature (His bride, the Goddess, who also goes by many names, is the feminine side ), and his current runs through this planet. He is the ruler of this world and of the Underworld or Otherworld. He opens the Gates of Life and Death, that which is born through the Gate of Life must return through the Gate of Death when the time comes to leave this plane of existence. It was the grass-roots of antiquity, of the old Horned God, that made the acknowledgment of His existence survive, when more sophisticated god-forms were forgotten. He was from the morning of the world, deep down in the memory of humankind, among the primeval things. The impression of Satan as being a horned god has lasted longer because it is deeper.

*This is part of an insert from a chapter in my upcoming book on Satanism and Witchcraft, also parts of this have already been published in my books “The Faces of Lucifer” and “Natural Satanic Witchcraft”

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Halloween For Satanists

For Satanists, especially Theistic Satanists, Halloween is the most sacred Sabbat. For most Satanists, this is the highest holiday asides from one’s birthday, with the runner-up being Walpurgis (whose current aligns with Halloween on the seasonal spectrum). This date, along with the month’s days leading up to it and the following week, is a time of high vibration in the natural atmosphere. For those, who are intuitive or tend to be magically inclined, this is a most potent period for receiving direct messages from spirits and Demons. Any form of magick or ritual during this time is enhanced. Working with the Demons will be stronger than usual, and communication will be more clear. Satan is always with you but you will feel His presence stronger during such days, and you will feel His current more potent as your auric field connects with it.

To set things straight, Halloween is not to be confused with the Gaelic seasonal celebration of Samhain. Halloween is honored by Satanists but, not all Satanists acknowledge Samhain. Since ancient times, depending on the region or local vicinity, Samhain was either noted on the Blood Moon, which is the full moon of October but, it seems to have been; mostly honored on the fluctuating astrological date that falls on the midpoint between the Autumn Equinox and the Winter Solstice. The date is always about a week after that of Halloween. Halloween is the fixed calendar date of Oct. 31 in the Northern Hemisphere. Samhain is the time to honor one’s ancestors and connect with the spirits of the dead. Like mentioned, not all Satanists celebrate Samhain. But those that do will set up a separate altar, or space, to commemorate the dead, never are the dead honored at Satan’s altar. Rather than paying homage to their bloodline ancestors for various personal reasons, some Satanists, Satanic Witches, and Warlocks will homage to the Satanists and witches who have gone before. Those who are no longer among the present living but who have paved the way, whose works and memory will live on forever.

Halloween is when many of us Satanists have either first dedicated to Satan or have initiated into the path of Satanism. Many Satanists will conduct a rededication ritual to Satan or both Satan and His bride on this day. Either way, Halloween is very sacred to Satanists. An intimate ritual takes place with time spent at Satan’s altar. Satanists who celebrate with a group/coven will conduct some form of “traditional” Black Mass (traditional equating to group ritual), along with “revels”- basically, a Satanic Halloween party that follows the ritual.

For Satanists, Halloween begins on Oct. 31, when the veil between the worlds is no longer present (it actually is lifted on the Blood Moon) and continues into Nov. 1. The spirit of Halloween and its connection to Satan along with its importance to the Satanist is acknowledged for days after which follows and for those who acknowledge it, is carried through into Samhain. When looking at the bigger picture, apart from contemporary scrip on Satanism put out by modern Satanists, we see that Oct. 31 is really just the beginning of Halloween, it’s when the gateways open after the lifting of the veil between the realm of spirit and the world of humankind.

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Satan and You

Many new and also those who are seasoned upon the Devil’s Path come to me in question if they are “doing it right” My reply for everyone is the same; Satan called to you to walk His path, don’t doubt yourself. Trust Satan, and trust your intuition He, is guiding it. Listen to the message that Satan has uniquely for you. It is fine to take inspiration from others and to learn all that you can from all sources which you feel pulled towards. But know that not everything is meant to be incorporated into your Satanic practice and never allow yourself to be pulled into the trapping of someone else’s practice. Never allow anyone to dictate how you should practice your Satanism or how you should view Satan. That is strictly up to you to decide, it is between you and Satan. When in doubt, spend time at Satan’s altar and pray, meditate or simply just speak out to Satan and ask His guidance. Satan will let you know how He wishes for you to connect with Him. Satan will guide you through your intuition, put thoughts in your mind through your dreams, or while in meditation. You might just have a strong sense of knowing.

Your connection and communication with Satan are personal unto you. Know that as a devotee of Satanas, that He is always with you, even when you are engaging in mundane actions in the profane world. You can speak to Satan whenever you feel the need, anywhere at any time. If you are in a place where verbalizing your words to Satan is not possible due to lack of privacy or whatever the reason, just speak to Him through your mind. Satan knows your mind and what’s in your heart. If you are a sincere devotee of the Devil, if you are sincere in your practice, that’s all that matters, there is no wrong way you can connect.

As a Theistic Satanist, you don’t need to join any groups or organizations. Satanists are not conformists, we do not follow any herd even if it’s under the LHP umbrella. My advice to anyone who feels the need to share their Satanism, their experiences with those of like mind, is to find colleagues and allies, the small the number the more honest and less drama-free these interactions will be. Know that if you have to pay money to lend your time to another just so that you can learn from what they have to share online or so that they will acknowledge your existence, then this is not worth your time or effort. Such people or groups do not care about you, only what you are paying into their cause. They do not value your worth nor care about how you connect with Satan. By, lending personal time, energy, and resources to such causes in hopes to learn Satanism or Satanic magick, is taking you further away from your unique connection with Satan and your practice of Satanism rather than help it to grow stronger. You end up feeding into someone else’s practice helping them to grow and also to connect more with their desires. Do your research rather than trusting what someone else might be teaching and incorporate into your practice what resonates with you and leave the rest. Know also that you do not have to practice any form of magick to be a Satanist. Theistic Satanism concern is devotion and worship of Satan, nothing more. Only some upon this path are magical practitioners. Don’t feel you have to conduct elaborate rituals and perform curses etc.. such can be incorporated into one’s Satanic practice but it is not necessary nor by origin is it a part of Theistic Satanism.

If you’re a Satanist, you are not a follower nor would you help feed another’s practice and resources over your own-Think about it. Find those few who you can freely share with and learn from while engaging socially online or off, without any loss of your time or resources, monetary or other. You felt drawn towards Theistic Satanism for a reason, Satan chose to reach out to you, you accepted and responded to His call. Trust in that and be your authentic Satanic self. Satan will not lead you astray so don’t allow self-doubt to lead you astray and running after pipe dreams.

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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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