Remember that the original idea for Satanism was born of a high school dropout while he was working at a circus.
That is curious.
I was under the silly impression that the original idea for Satanism as a public religion was born of a practicing San Francisco Sorcerer at the urging of at least one member of his Magic Circle.
The level of his subsequent writings put to shame the majority of college graduates today.
His prior circus work had enabled him to learn how to tame and train lions.
...A skill worth possessing on many levels.