So what are your views on the white light spirituality hippie and new age movement?
You already pretty much summed it up by commenting on LaVey's views. So I'm not sure why you're asking; I don't know if you're expecting to hear too many different takes on this.
"New-Age" is a rather vague term that includes pretty much anything from reading horoscopes to getting acupuncture. Sometimes bookstores will even file The Satanic Bible
in the New-Age section. I think it's good that people can find an outlet for their perceived "spiritual" nature without having to take in the bogus dogma found in more traditional religions. In that sense, it offers healthy competition. Of course much of it is still based on some of the same fundamental BS "heal the world" dogma and good-guy badges. Not to mention the pseudo-science.
Some of us Satanists have of course been able to work this to our advantage. I've bought altar supplies of sorts from New-Age shops. I can also say that I've made literally thousands of dollars by marketing certain goods and services within the "New-Age community".
As for "the hippie movement", again this is a broad category that includes a lot of different things. It was great that there was a sexual revolution and challenges to certain unfounded orthodoxies, but as LaVey pointed out, there's nothing Satanic about drug culture or being a free-loader. Some people are under the delusion that hippies were about peace and love, but as any political or satire cartoons from the period will show you, that was far from the case.
By the way, the term "LaVey Satanism" or "LaVeyan Satanism" is a redundancy. Before Dr. LaVey and the Church of Satan
, there was no known organized religion called "Satanism" with practitioners who identified themselves as "Satanists". So we've got dibs on the name, Satanism. Devil worshipers are devil worshipers, not a "different kind of Satanist".
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