I am not a member as of yet, and have a lot of questions, but this one has occurred repeatedly.
If I become a member of the CoS, are there reading lists, or perhaps books that are recommended and perhaps those that arent if any?
I study many Asian/Egyptian philosophies such as the IChing, Book of the 5 Rings, Hagakure, Tibetan Book of the Dead, Egyptian mythology...etc. I have been involved for 2 years actively practicing kendo and iaido, and some of these are aids to my training.
Is there a contradiction between these things and Satanism according to the tenets that you speaking as an "official" of the Church of Satan
Are these things OK? Or are they considered false?
I guess in someways the hierachy is more rigid than I imagined, and that is OK as I understand it from my training time in the dojo, as I am expected to follow the established rules and patterns of behavior and discipline.
I hope I am not being too obtuse, and dont expect you to give me a list of your favorite books, unless you wish too, but if you could steer me in the right direction, I would appreciate it.
A snapshot of what a Church member might be reading now or their favorites including the Satanic Bible of course.