As a student of Latin, I consider the phrase, "in nomine dei nostri satanas luciferi excelsi."

First of all, the lower case is the academic pedigree, and anyone proficient in Latin liturgy, be it catholic or satanic, will require we attend to the convention of all lower-case. It has no import to meaning, but it is a convention worth noting, when attempting to form relationships with those truly proficient in Latin. They are all slaves to form, and they immediately throw overboard, anyone who doesn't attend to the rules.

More importantly, however, to my mind, is the fundamental doctrine of LaVey, that Greater Magic is there to make one feel like a magician, and the inconsistency of apparent exclusion of anything further in Latin beyond the root premise of the Invocation to Satan.

Why would there be no further interest in Latin, as a language the makes one FEEL like a magician, beyond the premise of the Invocation?

I have further questions for clergy beyond this, but I don't want to wear out my welcome on my second post, nor come across as anything but a FRIEND. I merely offer the fruits of my mind that I come across through long effort.

I'm not here to judge, but to amalgamate with my own kind, who may not have considered the extension of the utility of Latin beyond the basic premise of Lesser Magic.

I believe that Latin, as a language that makes one FEEL like a magician, has a much greater role in the future of established, COS Magical curriculum vitae.

I would ask clergy consider the worth, import, and aesthetic import of the following.

Also, I can provide absolutely perfect Latin pronunciation, as established by the highest Latin authority, who sets cirriculae for the most elite academic faculty in the Western World--and no, that is NOT an exaggeration.

http://www.thelatinlibrary.com/bacon/bacon.intro.shtml
http://www.bartleby.com/39/18.html

Last edited by LIBERTVS; 02/04/18 03:57 AM.