We mark the seasonal change and revive the indulgent feasting of the ancient pagan Roman Saturnalia; as the song says, “Give me that old-time religion!” Fellow Epicureans, share your abundant joy in life with those who enrich you. The Earth and its myriad pleasures is forever our domain!
May the Black Flame burning in your hearts eclipse even the Infernal fires rising from countless Yule logs. And may Satan Claws—Old Nick himself—inspire the attainment of all your deepest desires!
We children of the night take delight in the wonders of the Earth, and celebrate our carnal heritage in this world without end!
It has now been incorporated into our culture as a non-religious time of celebration. While the ones who can't shake off past orthodoxies throw antagonist looks and ruin themselves a good time, let the members of the Alien Elite rejoice in turkey, ham, cranberry sauce, good hugs with families, good drinks with friends, give presents to those who've earned their love (and receive some in return ), and whatever else catches your fancy.
To everybody here, enjoy your Winter Solstice!
_________________________ "...in summation, the Wolf’s Hook symbolizes creative potential, extremes in natural balance, discipline and strength of will, protection and longevity, curse and death..."
“Love is one of the most intense feelings felt by man; another is hate. Forcing yourself to feel indiscriminate love is very unnatural. If you try to love everyone you only lessen your feelings for those who deserve your love. Repressed hatred can lead to many physical and emotional aliments. By learning to release your hatred towards those who deserve it, you cleanse yourself of these malignant emotions and need not take your pent-up hatred out on your loved ones.” Anton Szandor LaVey, The Satanic Bible
The vision is by Old Pig as linked below the masterpiece. Might I also suggest, 'A Saturnalia Song' p. 37 in the 'Fire From Within' tome to liven up the season too. The seven deadly sins will be revisited many times over as we close out the zero's decade & a most lovely RFS promo, Rev. Bill M! Here's to High Priest Lovecraft, UR song'd away...