ANTON LAVEY - b04-11-30 Howard Stanton Levey, aka Anton Szandor LaVey, d10-29-97, co-founder CoS
"I took up satanism not out of desperation, but out of logic. I rebelled, not but because of a religious or repressive childhood."
-- Michelle Carr and Elvia Lahman, "Velvet Hammer" Souvenir Programme, 9/11/97, "Anton LaVey"
"'Satan is a symbol, nothing more,' LaVey says. 'Satan signifies our
love of the worldly and our rejection of the pallid, ineffectual
image of Christ on the cross.'"
-- Walt Harrington, Washington Post Magazine, 2/24/86, "Anton LaVey: America's Satanic Master of Devils, Magic, Music and Madness", quoting Anton LaVey.
"'[Those who murder in the name of Satan such as Manson and Ramirez]
are not Satanists,' says LaVey, eyes closed, voice a whisper.
'They are deranged.'"
-- Harrington, quoting Anton LaVey; Ibid. 2/24/86
"I mean Satanic in the sense of a philosophical concept, a realm, or
a state of being that would best be described as a lifestyle, an
outlook, an attitude, as opposed to a Gothic stage set which is what
most people consider when the word "Satanic" is mentioned."
-- Eugene Robinson, 'Birth of Tragedy: the God Issue', No. 4 11/86 - 01/87
"As far as modern music I'm all for bands doing things for the cause
of Satanism: Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, the Reverend Horton
Heat. I'm as supportive as I can get with these people."
-- Carr/Lahman, Ibid. 9/11/97
"I took up Satanism not out of desperation but logical dismay that there were so many short-sighted people around me. I thought, acted, and thereupon found myself removed. And lo and behold, I was a Satanist. A prideful outcast. If the "just," the "good," the "righteous" were exemplified by the cowering ones, I wanted no part of them.
"My brand of Satanism is the ultimate conscious alternative to herd mentality and institutionalized thought. It is a studied and contrived set of principles and exercises designed to liberate individuals from a contagion of mindlessness that destroys innovation. I have termed my thought "Satanism" because it is most stimulating under that name. Self-discipline and motivation are effected more easily under stimulating conditions. Satanism means "the opposition" and epitomizes all symbols of nonconformity. Satanism calls forth the strong ability to turn a liability into an advantage, to turn alienation into exclusivity. In other words, the reason it's called Satanism is because it's fun, it's accurate, and it's productive."
-- Anton LaVey, "The Devil's Notebook", Feral House, 1992, introduction; pp. 9-10.
SATANITY, SATANISM, DEVILRY, AND INFERNALITY
The Gospel of Satan: the story of Jesus and the angels, from the perspective of the God of this World
Satanism Bibliography: composite booklist of relevant sources on Satanity and devildom, by category
Satanic Blood Pact: explanation of how, why, and when to make a blood pact with the Devil
Adversarial AEon Begins: the particular and specific incident of a Satanic Blood Pact described
Manifesto Satanika: a generalized Satanic sociopolitical manifesto, with a helpful elaboration
nocTifer: a tender-hearted Satanian (nagasiva yronwode) in all avenues of expression
Bookmarks in compilation from the Magus of the AEon of the Adversary
MAGIC, SPELLS, AND DIVINATION
Hoodoo in Theory and Practice by cat yronwode: an introduction to African-American rootwork
Southern Spirits: 19th and 20th century hoodoo accounts, with ex-slave narratives & interviews
Association of Independent Readers and Rootworkers: readings and hoodoo services
Hoodoo Library facilitating an education on conjure, and help procuring modern sources
Herb Magic: illustrated descriptions of magic herbs with free spells, and a way to obtain them
Free Spells from eclectic witches, Coven Kyklos, in their Book of Shadows, called "Spiritual Spells"
Lucky Mojo Spell Archives: love spells, money spells, luck spells, protection spells, and more
Mystic Tea Room: tea leaf reading, teacup divination, and a museum of antique fortune telling cups
Tarosymbolismatrix Tetraktypisciseferoticus: the symbolic foundation of a novel Tarot deck
Change Oracle: rudiments of Yijing (I Ching) and several means of using it for readings
Lucky W Amulet Archive by cat yronwode: an online museum of worldwide talismans and charms
Usenet FAQ Archive: arcane and spiritual FAQs and REFs, brought to you by Lucky Mojo
YIPPIE: the Yronwode Institution, bearing the standard of indigenous ethnomagicology
OCCULTISM, MYSTICISM, AND RELIGION
Arcane Archive: thousands of archived usenet posts on religion, magic, mysticism, and spirituality
Missionary Independent Spiritual Church: inter-faith; candle services; Smallest Church in the World
Sacred Sex: essays and articles on neo-tantra, karezza, sex magic, and sex worship
Aleister Crowley Text Archive: a multitude of texts by an early 20th century occultist