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#27885 - 02/23/04 03:32 PM Another MUST READ.............
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Anton LaVey: On Occultism of the Past

Another classic archived on the Church of Satan Website

Read closely and be aware of those who would mix shit with shinola.
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#27886 - 02/23/04 03:42 PM Re: Another MUST READ............. [Re: Svengali]
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Thankyou Reverend Svengali. Any new (or rediscovered) material of Anton LaVey's is most heartily welcomed from this young lady.

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#27887 - 02/23/04 04:35 PM Re: Another MUST READ............. [Re: Svengali]
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An excellent read! I noticed this when it was first posted on the COS website, and it is now among my favorites of LaVey's essays. I'm surprised it wasn't included in The Devil's Notebook.
I agree fully with his stand on the work of past white-light occultists: 99% of it is useless bunkum. If a Satanist wishes to study the work of these kooks, he should do so with the knowledge that it can only be used as a supplement to (NOT a substitute for) true Satanic ritual.
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#27888 - 02/23/04 05:21 PM Re: Another MUST READ............. [Re: SilverHammer]
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The comical thing is, white lighters and Pagans will occasionally try to sneer at me on the grounds that my magical tradition isn't filled with superfluous k's and fluff. If it's said simply and frankly, why, it must not be all that useful or impressive. It has to be lofty and incomprehensible in order to be REEEEEAL.
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#27889 - 02/23/04 05:42 PM Re: Another MUST READ.............
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Yes, this is definitely a must read. LaVey really puts it into perspective. Initially, when I bought my first copy of The Satanic Bible, I was hesitant to jump into it because I expected it to be full of such esoteric mumbo jumbo. I was relieved to find that it was written with so much reason and common sense. I was like "hey, this is me"!

What really impressed me was his straight forward ideology of magic. I have flipped through many "accult" books looking for the real thing only to find a bunch of lovey dovey, leaf eating, "feal sorry for your own power" bull shit. It was a breath of fresh air to read a book that affirmed something that I have felt all my life, yet until that point, had been at odds with.
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#27890 - 02/23/04 10:51 PM Re: Another MUST READ............. [Re: J. Hagalaz]
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Same shit different day. Each author bad mouthing the previous big author ad infinitum as a means to clarify the basic truths yet use derogatory veiws to plup their own opinions thusly lessening there own character.

Taste is the first distaste.

Context is everything.

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#27891 - 02/23/04 11:24 PM Re: Another MUST READ.............
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If you understood the Essay you would see that 'same shit, different day' is precisely what LaVey was writing against in blunt and unreserved fashion, an admirable trait which shines through in all his written works, and is supremely lacking in most 'magickal' tomes.

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#27892 - 02/23/04 11:32 PM Re: Another MUST READ.............
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And then there are people that are simply derogatory, without offering anything whatsoever.
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#27893 - 02/24/04 12:09 AM Re: Another MUST READ............. [Re: Lerue]
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Quote:

If you understood the Essay you would see that 'same shit, different day' is precisely what LaVey was writing against in blunt and unreserved fashion, an admirable trait which shines through in all his written works.




As i said context is everything.

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#27894 - 02/24/04 12:16 AM Re: Another MUST READ............. [Re: Svengali]
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I caught that a couple days ago.Very good read.
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#27895 - 02/24/04 02:31 AM Re: Another MUST READ............. [Re: Svengali]
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++Read closely and be aware of those who would mix shit with shinola.++

Until today, I thought I was the only person on the planet that used that old euphemism.

Usually I use it in the context of:That guy wouldn't know shit from shinola.

I have yet to figure out what "shinola" is. I think it's a brand name for shoe polish from a long time ago.
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#27896 - 02/24/04 02:38 AM Re: Another MUST READ............. [Re: Felstorm]
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A quick Google just gave me this ...

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#27897 - 03/02/04 06:14 PM Re: Another MUST READ............. [Re: Svengali]
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I don't fully agree with what he says on that essay. It gives the impression that one must take what he says for the only truth without studying anything else for themselves, on magic and occultism. He studied all occult forms out there, prior to forming the church and most certainly have applied some of it in inspiration. On The Secret Life Of A Satanist for example Magistra Blanch Barton comments briefly on his involvement with Thelema ( damnit, why did I not underline that part for reference! ). What Satanist doesn't have the desire of reading everything in Anton LAVey's library? It is also written elsewhere by HP Peter Gilmore, if I am not mistaken, that anything can be used in the ritual chamber to intensify the purpose... that is more like it, in my opinion. In order to question everything, one must study "everything" ... one can never know if they are " true Satanists " if they haven't dabbed in other territories. Water must be allowed to seek it's own level. I'm of the opinion that the studies of all areas can only enrich the Satanist. True, most occultists act and speak like if they resided in the moon, but Satanists know better than that, and remember not to throw the baby out with the bath water either. I used to dismiss anything Anton LaVey did not agree with, used to, I mean, c' mon, not very individualistic that isn't.

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#27898 - 03/03/04 09:56 AM Re: Another MUST READ............. [Re: Satanya]
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I don't fully agree with what he says on that essay. It gives the impression that one must take what he says for the only truth without studying anything else for themselves, on magic and occultism.




Where did he say that? I suggest you actually read the article before reacting to it.

You are tilting at windmills of your own creation.
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#27899 - 03/03/04 10:01 AM Re: Another MUST READ............. [Re: Svengali]
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It seemes to me that he was saying that their white light mysticism was 90% bullshit and 10% real knowledge and he encouraged us to dig through the shit for ourselves to prove his point.
Just my take on it.
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#27900 - 03/03/04 10:42 AM Re: Another MUST READ............. [Re: Satanya]
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The basic "message" here from what I read is not Magus LaVey pontificating, but actually giving some wise advice based on his personal studies. You can find out all he's said on your own, of course, but he would spare you the pains he already experienced in probing the depths (I can only imagine the volumes of books he must have read or countless rituals and the like he experimented with). I have found what he's said there to be true in my own studies. Sure, there's much fantasy and enchantment out there in the world of the occult, but if you're tired of chasing the rabbits then finding yourself in Wonderland, and want what's real , you'll have what you've been looking for in The Satanic Bible. It is tried and true, just like it's author. Of the many things The Satanic Bible is, for us, it is a gift.
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#27901 - 03/03/04 01:37 PM Re: Another MUST READ............. [Re: Svengali]
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Where did he say that?

On last paragraph. I agree a lot of it is incomprehensible. Aleister Crowley's The Book Of The Law for example, which I have read it for the second time after years last night, which is the foundation of his teachings, is incomprehensible to me in most parts ( he must have been completely stoned when he worte that ). But in other of his works such as Thelema and Moonchild, which I'm in the process of reading, I find things that are indeed applicable to Satanic magic. I don't want to limit myself.

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#27902 - 03/03/04 03:34 PM Re: Another MUST READ............. [Re: Satanya]
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You should read that last paragraph again as you have clearly missed the point.
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#27903 - 03/03/04 03:49 PM Re: Another MUST READ............. [Re: Satanya]
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This is exactly what I thought myself.

I read up on more than my share of all of it - open-mindedly, using my own judgment.

I found it quite ironic that my final conclusion was not too unlike what LaVey is telling us.

The "source" is creative will. There are no rules.

Even an Ipissimus will tell you that.

Nothing against people finding out on their own. I would highly recommend it. I've heard so many statements about the occult from Satanists who simply never bothered to investigate - and IT SHOWS. It shows in LaVey's article, because he simply doesn't write a good research paper.

I just think it is amusing that in the final chapter, it makes no difference.
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#27904 - 03/03/04 04:16 PM Re: Another MUST READ............. [Re: Satanya]
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But in other of his works such as Thelema and Moonchild, which I'm in the process of reading, I find things that are indeed applicable to Satanic magic. I don't want to limit myself.




What you are limiting yourself FROM?

The "What If?" principle caught in action.


Edited by KLeBlanc (03/03/04 04:21 PM)
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#27905 - 03/03/04 10:25 PM Re: Another MUST READ............. [Re: Svengali]
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Aside from what has been posted regarding LaVeys' essay, my take on the writing is thus...

The methods of "those magickians" who carp and whine about holier than thou means of gaining what they desire are shrouded in piles of hay. The "hay" being method devices to save one from danger, damnation and dementia.

LaVey just wanted bedrock. Bedrock that is a foundation to absolutes, casting no comments about right or wrong...just magic. He wanted the proverbial needle within that "hay".

LaVey was tired of the misdirections and mazes presented to him...mostly so when they were under the imperical banner of righteousness.(sp?)

He saw plainly that power was not holy or unholy(tho giving it the kick in the face image of the unholy is fun and fosters a no-bull attitude towards accomplishment.)

He saw those performing the black arts, deny their involvement through the use of the "holy" to tame the powerful dark into compliance, and he saw the hypocrasy within that method.

Power is power, Justice is justice, doing is doing ad infinitum.

LaVey was very clear without all the rigimorale.

Become proficient at Lesser Magic to control those around you.
Send out torrents of power during Greater Magic, to control the workings of the world, not accessable through normal, lesser means.

He filled his grimoires with his esoterica, and he did it in the most powerful ways yet shown. Clearly and without pretense.

Not only that, but LaVey plainly stated the philosophy of those capable of working with bedrock. He raised a standard for others to recognise and identify with.(not huddle underneath, for he understood the singular wills of those who understand.)

No one save the de-factos through-out history have stated it so plainly, or with such conviction.

Simply stated, he was tired of the bullshit, and he did not comprehend why some...Satanists...continued to give the mud and muck the same value as bedrock.

Just My Humble View.

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#27906 - 03/04/04 01:44 PM Re: Another MUST READ............. [Re: MagisterRose]
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I will read it again but I think what is getting me to see it this way could be the emphasis added to the words.

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#27907 - 03/04/04 01:51 PM Re: Another MUST READ............. [Re: Captn_Thatch]
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What you are limiting yourself FROM?

The "What If?" principle caught in action.



Perhaps. It would feel more complete, to me, if other elements, other than the ones on TSB & TSR were added to a compassion ritual, for example. Maybe it is Crowley's old English and manner to refer to the Myths... I'm still investigating. Can't say for sure, as of yet.

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#27908 - 03/05/04 07:46 AM Re: Another MUST READ............. [Re: Satanya]
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Listheret, I respect the fact that you are actually trying to find the point in the works of these authors. Applying Satanic principles, however, would mean moving on to literature you actually enjoy and information that you find useful, instead of banging your head against books because someone else thinks they're "Satanic."

"Summing up, if you NEED to steep yourselves in occult lore, despite this diatribe, by all means do so. But do it as a ritual in itself, i.e., objectively towards subjective ends! read on, knowing that you won’t learn a damn thing in principle from Levi, Crowley, Regardie, (or Sybil Leek either!) that isn’t extended one-hundred fold in The Satanic Bible or The Compleat Witch, but that you’ll have the spooky fun, ego-food, and involvement which invariably accompanies a curriculum concerned more with the gathering of ingredients than the application of principles."

Dr. LaVey's piece is an essay, not a research paper; however, he DID research it and citing page and line numbers would have only diluted the message in what he described himself as a diatribe.
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#27909 - 03/05/04 10:49 AM Re: Another MUST READ............. [Re: MagistraNadramia]
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Thank You Magistra Nadramia. I do enjoy reading Aleister Crowley and indeed would only apply some of it's approach to rituals. Except of course for the giggles I can't help from letting out in regards to passages such as this, from The Book Of The Law :

75. Aye! listen to the numbers & words:
76. 46 38 A B K 24 A L G M O R Y X 24 89 R P S T O V A L. What meaneth this, o prophet? Thou knowest not; nor shalt thou know ever.



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#27910 - 03/07/04 07:43 AM Re: Another MUST READ............. [Re: Svengali]
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Reading this essay I couldn't help but think of a guy I know who tending towards the Thelemic, constantly seems to tie himself up in a convolution of metaphysical angst - never able to decide whether he serves darkness or light. That he should dare to suggest that Satanism is the worship of evil it would do him well if he could learn to appreciate the wry caustic humour of Anton LaVey's realistic outlook on the Occult.

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#27911 - 03/08/04 02:34 PM Re: Another MUST READ............. [Re: MagistraNadramia]
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Quote:

Dr. LaVey's piece is an essay, not a research paper; however, he DID research it and citing page and line numbers would have only diluted the message in what he described himself as a diatribe.





Very interesting point.
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#27912 - 03/08/04 03:13 PM Re: Another MUST READ............. [Re: Captn_Thatch]
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I've heard so many statements about the occult from Satanists who simply never bothered to investigate - and IT SHOWS. It shows in LaVey's article, because he simply doesn't write a good research paper.

I just think it is amusing that in the final chapter, it makes no difference.




What is really “amusing” (if amusing is synonymous with ignorant), is people who assume Dr. LaVey, or members of the hierarchy, myself included, are not actually familiar with the material in question.

Equally "amusing" are those who consider the rejection of abject bullshit “closed-minded.”

I would really like to hear what anyone who assumes they have a grasp of Satanism really thinks they find of value in the works of Crowley, Regardie, Waite, the Golden Dawn, etc.
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#27913 - 03/08/04 04:41 PM Re: Another MUST READ............. [Re: Svengali]
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"Abject bullshit" is exactly what I found Crowley and the other occultists you mention to be full off, and it took little more than a glance at their works for me to come to that conclusion. Their life stories were more revealing than anything else. Take Crowley... he died a penniless heroin addict who questioned his own philosphies. I find it ironic for a man who famously said "Do what thou wilt!" to die with his will totally demolished, a slave. How anyone can call self destruction "magic" I do not know.

I think Anton LaVey was bang on the nail in regard to "white light" occultists. People are nothing if not predictable, being creatures of habit. I personally have noticed a kind of pattern to those who are drawn towards the occult. Often the first step is they look for the quickest, easiest route. That is, they buy a few spell books and hope that with a wave of a wand riches and fame will be theirs. When this doesn't happen many give it up and move on to the next promising get-rich-quick scheme. Those who have a little more staying power might however discover some of the more complex "magical systems" of the likes of Crowley, Abra-Melin, Kabbalah etc. They then might spend years wandering down a bewildering assortment of "paths" (I would call them dead ends), growing more and more frustrated as the power they seek does not materialise. A few come to the conclusion that "all magical paths lead to self-discovery". They feel content at this knowledge, yet remain ignorant of the fact that the paths they took led them farther and farther away from themselves! Only by a stroke of good fortune did a fork in the trail enlighten them. So they are now back where they started, with an encyclopediac knowledge of worthless religous pseudo-magical bollocks. They are the lucky ones. Still plenty are wandering, lost, in the desert.

Perhaps then it dawns on them... magic is all about WILL! It matters not what tools you use, it is the hand, or in this case, mind that guides them. Perhaps with some sadness they realise, if only they had spent the last glut of years strengthening their will, honing their mind and body, becoming their own master, (instead of someone elses fool) they might really be somewhere. A man who cannot command his own will yet who thinks he can command the unknown is deluded. All Anton LaVey was doing was trying to save people some time, money and energy. I couldn't agree with him more.
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#27914 - 03/08/04 06:01 PM Re: Another MUST READ............. [Re: DancingintheDark]
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All Anton LaVey was doing was trying to save people some time, money and energy. I couldn't agree with him more.




Everyone knows the fable about the "Emperor's new clothes", in which only a child was honest enough to state loudly in public: the Emperor is naked. It seems that LaVey was honest enough to state the same, although I'm not sure if he wrote that essay because of his altruism... I think he wrote it just because he wanted to write that, and I'm glad he did.

The "classical occult" literature is good for one thing: it occupies the mind, it's a mental bubblegum, so the person won't have time to think, and to realize that he's only wasting his time. I know a few "occultists", and they're all the same: they are preparing and preparing and preparing, but in reality they're not doing anything at all, just fooling themselves.

But perhaps it's the best they can do. Not everyone can face reality. "Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?" (Douglas Adams)

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#27915 - 03/08/04 10:29 PM Re: Another MUST READ............. [Re: Svengali]
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I would really like to hear what anyone who assumes they have a grasp of Satanism really thinks they find of value in the works of Crowley, Regardie, Waite, the Golden Dawn, etc.




Okay. I'm game.

Having perused some of these texts I guess what I found most valuable was to look further towards the source. A journey that lead to investigate such works as the Kabbalah and the Upanishads and more recently the works of the European UR group. A grand historial and metaphysical romp that has lead me back to the very conclusions made by Anton LaVey in "The Satanic Bible" and convincing me beyond a shadow of a doubt that he very much knew what he was talking about.

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#27916 - 03/09/04 02:05 AM Re: Another MUST READ............. [Re: Svengali]
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What is really “amusing” (if amusing is synonymous with ignorant), is people who assume Dr. LaVey, or members of the hierarchy, myself included, are not actually familiar with the material in question.





I understand, if this is the case, but I have read every one of LaVey's books countless times, and I've never read an objective essay on any of these subjects, in the form of what I previously called a "research paper". Magistra Nadramia was nice enough to point out that LaVey simply didn't want to write that style of paper, and that's --- great , as far as I'm concerned. But I must admit that up until now no one involved with the CoS closely enough to really know has told me that LaVey really had his nose in it for a while before formulating his opinions about the occult. I simply didn't know this. I knew what his summarized opinion was, but I have never heard mention of which books he looked at, what he tried to do exactly, or anything real specific, etc., etc..

Sorry to drag out a non-issue, but I felt like I had to say that.

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I would really like to hear what anyone who assumes they have a grasp of Satanism really thinks they find of value in the works of Crowley, Regardie, Waite, the Golden Dawn, etc.




What I call the "what if?" factor drags people in, but all in all I was just curious if there was any actual science to it. I wanted to know if it had a justifiable answer to all the claims of supernormal/natural happenings and "psychic" abilities. But I was objective even when I didn't know it...

All I care after my meanderings is: it isn't anything a Satanist can't do, and can probably do with a lot less effort!

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#27917 - 03/09/04 04:57 AM Re: Another MUST READ.............
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That's the ticket. Experiment, test, read, compare. Dr LaVey provides an honest end destination based on his own investigation but a wise Satanist will set off down the road of effort always keeping what LaVey said in mind, rather than flying straight to the end destination without any intervening thought.

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#27918 - 03/09/04 10:39 AM Re: Another MUST READ............. [Re: Wile_E_Quixote]
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An actual born, functioning Satanist who is not inclined to persue that material, for whatever reason, is not really missing anything essential.

That is all.
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"Satanism is the worship of life, not a hypocritical, whitewashed vision of life, but life as it really is." -- Anton Szandor LaVey
“A membership ticket in this party does not confer genius on the holder.” -- Benito Mussolini
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