Thursday, February 14, 2013

Make it so.




The Satanist shuns terms such as "hope" and "prayer" as they are indicative of apprehension. If we hope and pray for something to come about, we will not act in a positive way which will make it happen.

From The Church of Satan, India...on Facebook.

Friday, December 28, 2012

"The Pastor and Satan", by Khalil Gibran


This is a story that basically says, in my understanding of it, that Christianity invented Satan, with Xtian power & greed in mind, so that the Christians would literally have something to do all day. Otherwise, they'd be out-of-business...like an army with no enemy to fight, and no riches to reap at the end of the battles.




Everything below the line I copied from a website. Though none of the text is mine, I made (a lot of!) spelling and grammatical corrections that I'm sure were made by someone other than the legendary Khalil Gibran. It still needs a lot of quotation marks, but fuck it, it's still readable. And it's really "deep".
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Khalil Gibran was a Sufi  writer from Lebanon.

He wrote a story that I want to share with you.

It points out just how we have created stories that have no basis in truth, and subjected people to our rules which are based on nonsense.

In this story Gibran points to just how religion has taken minds captive by making up their own rules and stories.

The story is about a religious leader in a town that everyone in  the town looked up to for spiritual guidance. We will call the leader Pastor. Basically it can be almost any denomination.

The pastor was an authority on sin, heaven, hell and all the rest, and he taught the people all of these things and preached salvation.

The pastor waged a consistent war against Satan.



THE STORY AS WRITTEN BY KHALIL GIBRAN

One evening the pastor was out walking and he heard an anguished cry.

He looked and saw a battered man lying in the gutter.

His clothes were ripped and he was covered in blood.

The man was crying, save me, have mercy on me, please help me, I am dying.

The pastor did not want to get involved.

He thought that the man was probably drunk, or on drugs, or maybe he was a criminal and was in a fight with other criminals.

His first reaction was to keep going and not get involved.

He kept walking, nervously looking over his shoulder the wounded man yelled,

Please don’t leave me. I am dying.

The pastor then thought that possibly the man was insane or something.

He didn’t know what to do.

 He kept walking but then the man called out, please come close to me.

You and I have been friends for a long time.

Don’t you recognize me ?.

You, pastor, are the Good Shepherd. I am not a criminal, I am not insane.

Please, you know me, come over to me and I will tell you who I am.

The pastor leaned down and said, what do you mean, who I am. I don’t know you.

Who are you. ?

And the man struggled to talk through a bloody mouth.

Oh you know me. You’ve seen me a thousand times and you talk about me every day.

 I’m dearer to you than your own life.

The pastor said, you're also a liar.

You're dying.

You better start telling the truth.

I don’t know you. I’ve never seen your lying face before.

The wounded man moved slowly, looked squarely into the pastors eyes and suddenly

a small smile appeared on his bloody lips.  In a deep smooth voice he then said :

I am Satan.

The pastor recoiled  and screamed at the distorted face in the gutter,

God has shown me your hellish image and justly caused me to hate you.

Cursed be you forevermore, the mangled lamb must be destroyed by the shepherd lest he will infect the other lambs.

Satan answered.

Be not in haste pastor.

Come and close my wounds quickly before life departs from my body.

The pastor responded.

These hands which offer a daily sacrifice to God shall not touch a body made from the secretions of hell.

You must die accursed by the ages, for you are the enemy of all humanity and it is your purpose to destroy all virtue.

Satan painfully raised himself on one elbow.

You don’t know what you're saying. You don’t know what crime you are committing against yourself.

Today I was walking alone, bothering no one when a band of angels descended to attack me, and severely injured me.

I would have been able to drive them off if it had not been for one who had a blazing sword with two sharp edges.

I simply had no power against the brilliant sword.

Satan gasped and paused for a moment in obvious pain.

The armed angel , I believe his name was Michael was an expert gladiator.

Had I not fallen to the ground and pretended to be dead he would have torn me to pieces.

The pastor looked upward and said, blessed be, Michael's name who has saved humanity from this vicious enemy.

Satan painfully looked up at the pastor and said,

You are blessing Michael who never has come to your rescue.

You are cursing me in my hour of defeat, even though I was and still am the source of your tranquility and happiness.

You deny me your blessing and extend not your kindness, but you live and prosper in the shadow of my being.

You have adopted for my existence an excuse and weapon for your career, and you employ my name in justification for your deeds.

Has not my past caused you to be in need of my present and my future?

Why is it, pastor, that you wish my death?

Have you reached your goal in amassing wealth.?

Have you found it impossible to extract more gold and silver from your followers using my kingdom as a threat ?

Pastor, do you realize that you will starve to death if I die.?

What would you do tomorrow if you allowed me to die today ?

What vocation would you pursue if my name disappeared?

For decades you have been roaming these villages and warning people against falling into my hands .

They have paid for your advice with their dollars and the products of their land.

What would they buy from you tomorrow if they discovered that their wicked enemy no longer exists?

Your occupation would die with me, for the people would be safe  from sin.

As a clergyman surely you realize that my existence alone has created my enemy, the church.

You and I together are the conflict which removes gold and silver from the faithful pockets, and

deposits it into the pouch of the preacher and the missionary.

How can you permit me to die here when you know it will surely cause you to lose your prestige,

your church, your home and your livelihood?

I am the father and mother of sin, and if sin were to vanish,

the fighters of sin would vanish with it, along with their families and structures.

And Satan stretched his arms and bent his head forward and gasped deeply.

His face turned to grey.

Then he fixed his glittering eyes upon the pastors face and said in a faltering voice.

I am tired and weak.

I did wrong by using my waning strength to speak on things you already know.

Now you may do as you please.

You may carry me to your home and treat my wounds or leave me in this place to die.

The pastor quivered and rubbed his hands and replied.

I know now what I had not known an hour ago.

Forgive my ignorance.

I know that your existence in this world creates temptation

and temptation is a measurement by which God adjudges the value of human souls.

The pastor continued.

Satan, you must live, for if you die and the people know it.

Their fear of hell will vanish, and they will cease worshipping, for nothing would be sin.

You must live, for in your life is the salvation of humanity, from vice and sin.

Satan laughed and replied,

What an intelligent person you are pastor.

And what wonderful knowledge you posses in theological facts.

You have found through the power of your knowledge a purpose for my existence

which I had never understood and now we realize our need for each other.

Come close to me my brother, darkness is submerging the plains, and half of my blood has escaped upon the sand of this valley, and nothing remains of me but the remnants of a broken body, which death shall soon buy unless you render aid.

The pastor then lifted Satan upon his back and walked toward his home

In the midst of those valleys, engulfed with silence and embellished with the veil of darkness, the pastor walked toward the village with his back bent under his heavy burden.

His black raiment and long beard were spattered with blood streaming from above him but he struggled forward, his lips moving in fervent prayer for the life of the dying Satan.



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Friday, October 26, 2012

Satanic Statements and Rules


Satan's Twelve Statements



1 - Satan represents the carnal side of man.

2 - Satan represents personal truths, not inculcated lies.

3 - Satan represents those who do not allow their minds to be made up for them.

4 - Satan represents the Inquisitor of idiotic doctrines.

5 - Satan represents those who use duplicity for personal gain.

6 - Satan represents those willing and able to drive the stake through the hearts of all psychic vampires.

7 - Satan represents those who are not slaves to dead gods.

8 - Satan represents reality and existence, instead of hypocritical religions or spirituality.

9 - Satan represents all earthly acts that lead to all forms of gratification.

10 - Satan represents those who are discordant with the righteous.

11 - Satan represents the insubordinate.

12 - Satan represents kindness and affection given to the deserving, and destruction to the undeserving parasites.





The Twelve Satanic Rules

1 - Show no mercy to those who invade your personal proximity without your approval.

2 - Speak to deserving people with the respect you wish to receive in return.

3 - Only share your opinions with people whose minds can comprehend them.

4 - Show respect and display decorum while in another's abode, whether they are deserving or not.

5 - Never physically or emotionally harm those you hold dear.

6 - Only indulge in sexual activity, perversions, and fetishes that are consented.

7 - Never let your heart rule your mind as you will make irrational decisions based in error.

8 - Always consider your reaction to a situation wisely and ensure your reaction is deserving of the given situation.

9 - Live for the here and now, not for a fantasy dream land based on delusion.

10 - Don't waste your time complaining about issues you have, spend the time to seek a constructive solution.

11 - Strike with an iron fist and destroy those who wish to harm you and contaminate your peace of mind after being asked to stop.

12 - Remember knowledge is not power but merely a tool which you can use for your personal gain, so always use it wisely.



Taken from the book Rational Satanism by Lee "Darkermaster" Banks. (net photos)

The Nine Satanic Sins, by Anton Szandor LaVey


The Nine Satanic Sins
by Anton Szandor LaVey ©1987

1. Stupidity—The top of the list for Satanic Sins. The Cardinal Sin of Satanism. It’s too bad that stupidity isn’t painful. Ignorance is one thing, but our society thrives increasingly on stupidity. It depends on people going along with whatever they are told. The media promotes a cultivated stupidity as a posture that is not only acceptable but laudable. Satanists must learn to see through the tricks and cannot afford to be stupid.

2. Pretentiousness—Empty posturing can be most irritating and isn’t applying the cardinal rules of Lesser Magic. On equal footing with stupidity for what keeps the money in circulation these days. Everyone’s made to feel like a big shot, whether they can come up with the goods or not.

3. Solipsism—Can be very dangerous for Satanists. Projecting your reactions, responses and sensibilities onto someone who is probably far less attuned than you are. It is the mistake of expecting people to give you the same consideration, courtesy and respect that you naturally give them. They won’t. Instead, Satanists must strive to apply the dictum of “Do unto others as they do unto you.” It’s work for most of us and requires constant vigilance lest you slip into a comfortable illusion of everyone being like you. As has been said, certain utopias would be ideal in a nation of philosophers, but unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately, from a Machiavellian standpoint) we are far from that point.

4. Self-deceit—It’s in the “Nine Satanic Statements” but deserves to be repeated here. Another cardinal sin. We must not pay homage to any of the sacred cows presented to us, including the roles we are expected to play ourselves. The only time self-deceit should be entered into is when it’s fun, and with awareness. But then, it’s not self-deceit!

5. Herd Conformity—That’s obvious from a Satanic stance. It’s all right to conform to a person’s wishes, if it ultimately benefits you. But only fools follow along with the herd, letting an impersonal entity dictate to you. The key is to choose a master wisely instead of being enslaved by the whims of the many.

6. Lack of Perspective—Again, this one can lead to a lot of pain for a Satanist. You must never lose sight of who and what you are, and what a threat you can be, by your very existence. We are making history right now, every day. Always keep the wider historical and social picture in mind. That is an important key to both Lesser and Greater Magic. See the patterns and fit things together as you want the pieces to fall into place. Do not be swayed by herd constraints—know that you are working on another level entirely from the rest of the world.

7. Forgetfulness of Past Orthodoxies—Be aware that this is one of the keys to brainwashing people into accepting something new and different, when in reality it’s something that was once widely accepted but is now presented in a new package. We are expected to rave about the genius of the creator and forget the original. This makes for a disposable society.

8. Counterproductive Pride—That first word is important. Pride is great up to the point you begin to throw out the baby with the bathwater. The rule of Satanism is: if it works for you, great. When it stops working for you, when you’ve painted yourself into a corner and the only way out is to say, I’m sorry, I made a mistake, I wish we could compromise somehow, then do it.

9. Lack of Aesthetics—This is the physical application of the Balance Factor. Aesthetics is important in Lesser Magic and should be cultivated. It is obvious that no one can collect any money off classical standards of beauty and form most of the time so they are discouraged in a consumer society, but an eye for beauty, for balance, is an essential Satanic tool and must be applied for greatest magical effectiveness. It’s not what’s supposed to be pleasing—it’s what is. Aesthetics is a personal thing, reflective of one’s own nature, but there are universally pleasing and harmonious configurations that should not be denied.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Liber Domini Satanae



Except for the photographs taken from the net, that I might add later, this entire post was borrowed from a Satanic brother's profile page on the social network called "tribe", including the commentaries.





Liber Domini Satanae (with commentary)
Author Unknown



1. My Power is above all power in the earth and beyond the stars, I am will itself, the mighty Lord Satan.




Comment: Satan's power is, from our point of view as conscious beings on this planet, the greatest single meta-influence that we are aware of. Although we are unsure as to the full range and extent of this power, it certainly pertains specifically to our planet and the development of life and consciousness thereupon. He is will, force, drive, and evolution by means of conflict.



2. None may speak for me and all who claim to do so are frauds and liars. I alone speak for myself, to whom I will and at my own choosing. Those who claim to be my prophets are deceivers of many, for I have no prophets and no holy men follow me.

Comment: Satan is a power beyond our reckoning; His motives are known only in a general way. No man or woman may interpret His inscrutable Will for anyone else other that him/herself, and of this latter, one should always proceed cautiously.



3. Those who claim to be my chosen vessels are nothing but foul wind, blowing this way and that, stirring up the loose earth beneath my majesty. Pay no heed to those who claim such authority on my behalf, they will merely lead you down the path of self-deceit.

Comment: Satan has no human representative any more than does the force of gravity. Those who make claims about the Dark Lord in an authoritative way are best treated with extreme skepticism; most often they do nothing but stir up the loose earth of gullible individuals.



4. The path to my power must always be tread alone; no other can lead you to me.



Comment: Unlike other paths which focus on conversions and herd mentalities, the path of Satan is for the individual alone. Embracing this path is a choice which must be made for personal reasons, never at the direction or discretion of others.



5. I have no creed or code of conduct; I have only will, pure and inviolate. Belief in dogmas is for those who prostrate themselves before their so-called gods, fashioned from their own minds or, better yet, bequeathed to them by false prophets and books filled with feces.

Comment: There are no specific metaphysical or ethical beliefs required to follow Satan. It is one thing to have personal opinions on these matters, but quite another to claim some kind of authoritative sanction for them. What the followers of dogmatic religion choose to ignore is the fact that these dogmas are always the opinions of other men - whether based on a personal intuition or a so-called inspired book. In matters of faith, no man has authority over another - a Satanist must recognize this fact, or they will fare no better than the sheep of dogmatic religion.



6. I trample on these powerless and false gods. I laugh at their petty disputes over the unreal world inside the minds of their followers. I blaspheme against all their articles of faith, the toys of children and those who would inflate their own stature by claiming a mandate from heaven.




Comment: Once freed from the grip of dogmatic faith in the opinions of others, the Satanist can stand back and see what a silly mess these religions are mired in. They all contradict one another. They all damn one another to eternal suffering. This stands in firm opposition to the freedom offered by Satan, and with this freedom comes understanding of just how pointless and childish such disputes really are.



7. God is dead because I killed him. I rent his spirit into billions of pieces and gave each man his own share. I curse all these gods with an unconquerable laughter; they are divided against themselves and so must fall.

Comment: The individuality of consciousness has ensured the proliferation of a multitude of metaphysical opinions. There is no "one God" - there are as many versions as there are individuals. Each of these interpretations is somehow different than the others, and unity is impossible as long as individuality remains. When any opinion claims absolute truth for itself, it renders all other opinions false, and so the gods of dogmatic faith are truly divided against each other in a hopeless struggle. As long as there is such widespread disagreement concerning the divine, all claims of absolute truth and unity will continue to ring hollow. The Satanist is able to see this situation for what it really is, and to find humor in the meanderings of the sheep.



8. Let those who follow their gods be set upon each other with a mad frenzy; let them compete in sports of bloodshed and treachery. Watch them as they kill each other in the most ingenious of ways. Observe as those who would consign me to the fires of hell endure a hell fashioned by their own blood drenched hands. My laughter can be heard among their decaying corpses

Comment: The belief in absolute truth and moral clarity has ensured the countless religious wars and persecutions of history. It is ironic that the religions which have the strongest belief in absoluteness and righteousness have been the worst perpetrators of these slaughters. Those who feel the strongest about hell and the "torment of sinners" are the most likely to create such a hell right here on earth.



9. Draw a circle upon the ground. Stand inside and mutter worthless words framed in dead languages. Make elaborate gestures and concentrate all your focus. Doing such things will summon only your own fantasies; I am not to be found here. Beware the vast powers of the mind; you are being deceived by your own imagination.

Comment: Ceremonial Magick is a relic of the 19th century. Satan can no more be manipulated by these formulae than the sun can be made to stand still by the sounding of a trumpet. The results obtained through such rituals may be real enough, however they are merely a result of the focused will of the practitioner, not the binding of "demonic entities" in servitude. The mind has vast power, to deceive as well as create - the Satanist should be wary of falling into a pit of self-delusion created by his/her own mind.



10. I am pure fire. I consume all falsehood in my path and I know no fear.



Comment: Satan's Power can be likened to fire which purifies the worthy and destroys the false and baseless. All absolutist metaphysical doctrines and false moral claims are fearlessly dispatched by the Power of the Dark Lord.



11. I am not to be sought in arcane rituals and the ceremonies of deluded charlatans. I am answerable to no commands or formulae, for I am Power itself.

Comment: Every ritual or ceremony has in common that it was devised by the minds of men. It is foolishness to think that these mind-creations can in any way compel the Dark Lord to act according to any will other than His own.



12. Neither pray to me, for those who pray I hold in the highest contempt. Pray not, rather ACT and you will be rewarded.

Comment: Prayers are for the sheep of dogmatic faith; Satan is not a metaphysical Santa Claus. Prayer is a denial of real causality and an excuse for inactivity and sheepishness.



13. My power can neither be contained nor compelled. I act as I will for my own purposes, and those who would seek to bind me in service I will surely destroy. I am your master, you are not mine.

Comment: Satan is the Master and Lord of this earth - it is ridiculous to think that He can in any way be compelled to act, whether by ritual, prayer, or otherwise. Failure to understand the relative stature of humans and the Dark Lord can only lead to self-delusion.



14. Only those who truly know my essence will be rewarded with a share of my divine power. My gift is precious and will be given only to the worthy. Seek me earnestly, and I will be found. Seek after phantasms and you will be forever lost, a wanderer in the wastes of your own daydreams.

Comment: Many lies and opinions have been spread about the true nature of the Prince of Darkness, these can only lead to confusion and ruin. One should always be cautious when listening to what others have to say about Satan - His path is for the individual, and any inspiration from the Master will be conveyed to the individual alone. No one can reveal Satan to you; He must be sought and found personally.



15. If anyone says he has found my essence, they surely lie. My gift inspires silence, not empty boasting.



Comment: Those who make grandiose claims about the Dark Lord and their relationships with Him are almost certainly frauds. Those who seek to gain attention for themselves by puffing up their own stature are the least likely to be true possessors of esoteric wisdom, whereas those who genuinely walk the path of the Master are confident in their own existence and need no adulation heaped upon them by others.



16. I am the first being, before all others. Observe the proper respect.

Comment: This statement refers to the preeminence of Satan within the existential order of this planet only. He is first as He is the driving force of evolution and life/consciousness development on earth.



17. If anyone says to you, "follow me," your answer should be a scornful laughter. Follow no man who seeks to be followed. They are weak beings who need others from whom to siphon energy. Let them enslave one another. Those who are of me are slaves to no one or nothing.

Comment: Satan inspires independence - no true servant of the Dark Master will seek to follow another man. Those who desire others to follow them are psychologically immature, incapable of standing on their own without assistance from "yes-men". The follower of Satan can not help but laugh at these childish types.



18. No creed can bind them. No false hope can delude them. No blind allegiance can compel them. I offer freedom from these prisons fashioned by men.



Comment: Faith, hope, and obedience are prisons fashioned to control the sheep who follow dogmatic religions - Satan gives freedom to those who reject these silly mind-creations by following His path.



19. Carry yourself with inner strength, not vanity. Vanity is ever the servant of the opinions of others. Care not what any man thinks of you; your strength is no illusion of the flesh.

Comment: The true Satanist could care less what opinions others may have of him/her. Vanity gives power over one's actions to others who are often of little significance in one's life. On the other hand, the inner strength characteristic of the follower of Satan is empowering and liberating, allowing the individual to act according to will rather than the illusions of the flesh.



20. Lust after all things of the earth, each in its due course. All has been given so that you might rejoice in your freedom from all that binds the others, pay them no heed, they understand nothing.



Comment: Those who see certain enjoyments as being "sinful" are truly deluded. The fruits of the earth are ours by right, there is no god who says "thou shalt not". Those who are bound up in this "sin-mentality" are neurotic slaves of the whims of others - the Satanist is free from these shackles.



21. Have no fear of eternal punishment, nor delusion of eternal bliss, both are lies fashioned to control those with no real power.

Comment: Heaven and hell were created by men to control the actions of others by giving them either false hope or fear - emotions which have no power over the follower of Satan.



22. Enjoyment is to be had in the present, not the future. Never sacrifice what you really have for what can never be yours.



Comment: There may be an afterlife, there may not. Whichever the case may be, one should never make any decisions in this life based on what is unknown.



23. Do not seek me for a guide, I guide no one. Guidance is for the weak and for children and neither of these belongs to me. I am power and knowledge, the great Flame of All.

Comment: Those who desire to follow Satan must be able to stand on their own; the Master will not hold your hand. Those who need guidance are probably not suited for the path of the Dark Lord, who gives strength and knowledge, but not guidance. There is a difference between someone who understands the incompleteness of his/her knowledge and someone who feels this incompleteness requires another to lead him/her to fullness.



24. Those who claim I am flesh are truly mad. My essence is the very destruction of flesh; I am the Conqueror; I am the Flame.

Comment: Some "Satanists" claim that the Master has a body - they are deluded. A body is a spatial-temporal limitation which is totally unbefitting the Dark Lord. These fools are far from a true understanding of the Master.



25. I was not born, and never was I created. I have no father, no mother, and no offspring; I am Purity.

Comment: Those who claim the Master has a body are foolishly anthropomorphizing a being that transcends the limitations which we as humans are bound by. Satan is a being of purity, not born of a female and not siring any offspring.



26. Cursed be those who claim I was created by a god; I am the Essence.

Comment: Those who seek to understand the God of this earth as a being created by an omnipotent "creator god" are doubly deluded. Firstly, their creator is nonexistent, and secondly, the Dark Lord operates in a metacausal way. The Lord Satan transcends our own limited understanding of the universe as a causal space-time nexus.



27. Cursed be those who claim they speak to me, for my Voice shatters reality itself.

Comment: Anyone who claims to speak with the Master as humans speak to each other has a poor understanding of the true nature of the Dark Lord. If Satan has a voice, then He has a mouth. If He has a mouth, then He has a body. If He has a body, He is definitely NOT Satan.



28. Cursed be those who claim to speak for me, they will answer for their impudence by being believed by none but imbeciles.

Comment: Those who claim an "infernal mandate" are deluded charlatans, only the weak will believe them.



29. Cursed be those who deny my reality, they are forever lost among ideas and opinions.

Comment: Many do not admit the reality of Satan for various reasons. Any who ignore His presence are missing an important piece of the picture.



30. Cursed be those who claim power over me, I am Power itself.



Comment: How can Power itself be compelled through sound or script? Magicians and "exorcists" alike are fooling themselves.



31. Cursed be those who live in fear of me, they are slaves to their own minds - a pitiful reward.

Comment: Many sheepish followers of the dogmatic faiths live their lives in constant trepidation regarding the Dark Master - they have fashioned a mental prison which will be difficult to escape.



32. Cursed be those who follow any god but me, they deceive themselves concerning that which they know not.

Comment: "Gods" are either creations of primitive cultures to explain mysterious phenomena or they are airy metaphysical speculations. The only God whose existence cannot be resisted is the Lord of the Earth - Satan.



33. Cursed be those who follow any man, their very existence is wasted and worthless.

Comment: Those who sheepishly follow others and constantly strive to do what they are told are either children or worthless adults.



34. Cursed be those who act according to the rules of others, they are slaves as well.

Comment: Doing something because someone told you to is probably the worst reason you can have.



35. Cursed be those who lead others astray, they are blind themselves.

Comment: Those who teach their lies to others are seeking to ignore their own frailty.



36. Cursed be those who possess no will, no desire, they are a waste of useful energy.



Comment: Satan will ensure that these evolutionary dead-ends meet their justice.



37. Cursed be all who deny my will, they can only win at the cost of their own purpose.

Comment: The fulfillment of mankind is in the path of Satan, denial of this is a denial of one's true nature.



38. I am Satan. I am the Lord of the earth and the air. I am the Master of Power and Will. My truth will never cease and my reality cannot be denied. I am the Fire which burns all, the Flame Eternal. None can resist me.

Comment: The Power of Satan is the highest metacausal power we are aware of - it should be treated with reverence and respect.