When I register at a message board, I usually start by posting an introduction, but since I did not find a proper place for this, I thought it would be best to tie it to the question I want to ask.
I was exposed to Satanism about ten years ago, after I had been experimenting with other religions for a while, including Paganism and Wicca, only to find out, that these religions are just as delusional as Christianity.
I eventually picked up The Satanic Bible and was fascinated by it, mainly because it was exactly what I was looking for, without even knowing it.
I have been considering myself a Satanist ever since, but I did not feel the desire to join the Church of Satan
yet. But as I grow older, I start to realize how much I am getting out of Satanism, so I think I am going to join the Church of Satan
soon, simply out of gratitude.
Anyway, as the subject line suggests, I have a question regarding Greater Magic. There is something that confuses my. It's just a minor thing and I actually feel a bit embarrassed, because I fear, it might be a stupid question.
The Church of Satan
website states that Greater Magic is "our name for our ritual practice"
. However, when I hear (or read) Satanists use the term "Greater Magic", it seems like they always refer to the three basic rituals described in The Satanic Bible.
So, my question is: Does the term "Greater Magic" refer to all Satanic ritual practices, including the ones described in The Satanic Rituals and The Satanic Scriptures or does it only refer to the three basic types lust, compassion and destruction?
Thank you very much,