I was asking out of curiosity. What Iíve realized from reading TSB and ďSatanic RitualsĒ as well as learning a little about the different rituals that are performed by the CoS, I was curios about how one of these rituals would be performed if they were to be conducted by the core member of the CoS. My understanding is that even tho the text is used as guidelines, an individual or group can contribute their own personalization. Because not every altar is the same. Not every room is configured exactly the same. Because of this, Iím curious as to what a funeral conducted by the CoS would be like. Sure it wonít matter if Iím dead, because I wont be there to experience it. But while on the subject of preparing a Will for our deployment, the idea ran thru my head.
Since Iím not a member and Iím not involved with a group which performs rituals. I donít know how these rituals play out in real life, aside from text. I my self am still learning and discovering my abilities with Magik. I also donít have an altar. I havenít yet joined the organization because right now Iím so focused on my military life. When I first picked up a copy of TSB I was interested in joining. I looked for a local group in which I could become involved but it never happened. Now that Iím in the military Iíve been much more focused on the philosophy side of Satanism. I think simply because of the environment Iím in. To me being a Satanist in the military has been more about how I act and present my self, then being able to perform rituals.
I want to make clear that I donít attempt to fabricate a personality amoung my peers, but instead Iím more aware of how I present my self, which I believe itís an important thing to do as Iím growing and developing my character. Itís for my own personal edification.
"I never saw a wild thing
sorry for itself.
A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough
without ever having felt sorry for itself." - D.H. Lawrence