This is a question relating to The Satanic Bible and Anton LaVey. Above the 9 Satanic Statements is a symbol for brimstone/sulfur.Like this one.
I was just wondering if there is any record of why
Anton LaVey chose to use it in TSB where he did? With so few symbols in TSB it seems even more significant that he chose it... When it does come up in symbol dictionaries the definition does not seem to go far beyond that it is an alchemical symbol for the element sulfur/brimstone.
I read somewhere that it was used in TSB in mockery of christianity (i.e. brimstone = xian hell) which would seem in line with LaVey's humor
Carl G. Liungman's website
(and symbol dictionary) states - A sign from alchemy for sulphur, brimstone, black sulphur, or black mercuric sulphide. The [brimstone] sign is a synonym...
(which I don't quite understand
). Also, it is one of many
alchemical symbols for sulfur, not the only one (so why use that
Did he perhaps just enjoy the aesthetics of that
brimstone symbol? (it is very attractive).
The top half of the symbol looks exactly like the cross of lorraine
... which when perched on the back of an ouroboros or Leviathan (the infinity at the bottom of the symbol) would also be quite humorous (and perhaps relate to the 9th Satanic Statement?).
Could I please receive some advice on this?
Thankyou in advance!