The new year, for me, was off to a rough start. I’d been here in Las Vegas since last summer but I felt like I hadn’t made any progress. I struggled with depression, thoughts of suicide, and other existential matters. I tried a few different personal improvement methods, none of which worked. No matter what I tried, I always ended up faltering and failing.
In late January, I did a Runic spell that would shake up everything I thought was secure. These consequences were unintended. In the back of my mind I knew everything would happen; I just thought I could prevent it. I was in denial. The next day, when I began to see tangible results, I wondered what in the world I had brought upon myself. What I experienced then was the falling away of everything false, everything unproductive, and my old self began to die.
For those of you following this blog who are not completely familiar with the inner workings of Satanism and aren’t aware of the organization of which I’m speaking, here is the website.
Joy Of Satan, I’ll be up front with you: You are a very deeply flawed organization. This is widely known, and I’m sure I’m not the first one to say it. Neither will I be the last. Nevertheless, I appreciate the fact that your organization has served as a springboard for new Satanists of all ages to bigger and better things. It’s sort of a rite of passage to say “Well, I started of in J.o.S…”. It’s something we all can relate to.
Needless to say, I think you have a few huge problems and a huge need to fix or at least address them. Now, look, I realize that many of your members dislike criticism. This is a fact that I myself have experienced in trying to have intellectual conversation and debate with many self-identified Joy Of Satan members. We all hate being called out for our shortcomings, but it’s a necessary part of growth and evolution. As Satanists, we are obligated to step outside our comfort zone – hence “darkness”. If you’re not willing to do this, what kind of image are you projecting? Can you properly call yourself a Satanist? Continue reading
Let me be clear: I don’t like Anton LaVey or most of the philosophies presented in the Satanic Bible, and I certainly don’t like his fanboys who continue to perpetuate his own delusions of grandeur. They justify this with multiple anecdotes and quotes from The Satanic Bible, but I’m not going to waste my time explaining why I don’t agree with them. The Church Of Satan is a private organization, so they can do and say whatever they want, and their fanboys can follow suit. (Often there’s an issue here of being able to criticize each other in a constructive way, and act like mature adults. I won’t get into that either.) Whether or not they want to recognize Theistic Satanists as such is their own decision, but it doesn’t take from the fact that we’re here.
Me, in my fursuit at my old apartment in Texas. Disregard the messy table.
So what would you do if I told you I’m a Furry? Would you understand what that meant? Don’t worry, I’ve been at the receiving end of a lot hate for that. More so, actually, than what I’ve gotten for being a Satanist. It’s a funny story, really, how much of a parallel those two things have.
Unfortunately, two of the links in my first blog entry regarding the Al-Jilwah are not working any more. Thankfully, I saved the information. Last week I decided to compile all of the information I’ve found into one single entry. I published it on my Facebook and now I’ve decided to put it here for safe keeping. Here it is, in it’s entirety
Posted in Literature, Mythology, Religion, Research, Satan, Theistic Satanism
Tagged Al Jilwah, Devil Worship, Isya Joseph, Joy Of Satan, Melek-Taus, Satanism
How likely are chance resemblances between two languages? Surprisingly, fairly good. Human beings have evolved to be good makers of patterns. However, when looking for similarities, you have to take into account other linguistic factors like loanwords, grammar, syntax, and phonology. Two words being similar or the same does not mean the two languages are related. To analyze a relationship based on resemblances or through the comparative method requires certain steps, not to mention brain power. Sadly, many out there either ignore this requirement. Continue reading
Does Satanism predate Christianity? My short answer is no. By our modern definition, Satanism is a modern invention. That inclusive definition being: Anyone who reveres/worships Satan, by name, as their main deity (or archetype). It has only been since the turn of the 20th century that people started to worship or revere Satan as a positive force or entity. We can thank Anton LaVey for popularizing it. Any devil-worship preceding the publication of the Satanic Bible can be generalized as evil-worship. That is, since a positive image of the modern biblical Satan had not been popularized, everyone else would worshiping Satan in an evil, more biblically-minded sense. Continue reading
It’s well established in all forms of Satanism that Satan, whether interpreted as a literal deity or an archetype worth emulating, represents a healthy skepticism and independence from dogmatic thought. Then why are some Satanists so adverse to this skepticism that they supposedly support? … Continue reading
Many Satanists regard Melek-Taus as a manifestation of Satan. It soon became my quest to debunk this myth.
Before I decided to make my own blog, I did several entries on a friend’s on various issues I take with the use of the Al Jilwah in Satanism. Continue reading