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#364230 - 12/06/08 06:51 PM Curiosity
Oghma Offline

Registered: 12/06/08
Posts: 1
Hi there.

First, I'm french, so sorry for the strange sentences.

I've been interested in satanism recently, so I've read the satanic bible, and realized that I have been acting like a real little satanist for several years without knowing it.

But I don't understand why the second part on the book deals with devils, rituals and black candles. You reject all that bullshit about god, holly virgin and naked bearded-man, but you do believe in magic ? That seems ... illogic. Could you explain me ?

An other question, do you know if there are equivalent links of this site but in french ? I only found dead links or super evil sites for rebel teenagers.

#364269 - 12/06/08 11:58 PM Re: Curiosity [Re: Oghma]
Drake_Bamboozle Offline
CoS Reverend

Registered: 06/25/02
Posts: 10770
Loc: England
>> First, I'm french, so sorry for the strange sentences.<<

There are many strange things about the French. Everyone in the world realises this. You are excused.

Your question regarding Satanic Ritual is actually quite a common one for those first exploring Satanism.

There is no actual belief in devils and demons. It's symbolic and you should perhaps re-read the section on suspension of disbelief.

The Satanic Bible provides a basic symbolic methodology that most Satanists will endeavour to expand upon in accordance with their own personal inclinations.

You might find my essay, A Brief Musing On The Nature Of Satanic Ritual, helpful:

Our high priest once pointed out that there is no requirement in Satanism for anyone to practice magic. But by exploring it you might find something works for you.

It is not that we summon demons and then believe that they will run out into the world and do our bidding. But rather that the human will, focused through effective symbols, might just impress itself upon reality. Reading Carl Gustav Jung's Man And His Symbols might help you better understand how Satanism's practicies along these lines are more in tune with human psychology than mysticism.

Human beings are as significant as a cigarette burn in the sun.


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