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Introduction to Satanism

Discussion in 'Theistic Satanism DIR' started by Satanica, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. Satanica

    Satanica New Member

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    Satanism is a modern representation of a philosophical understanding of the world which is in no way new to humanity. It is, at its core, a philosophy which puts the individual at the center of one’s attention. It is a philosophy which champions the carnal instead of seeing the material world as lowly in contrast to the spiritual realms. In fact, it often promotes these realms as intrinsically connected rather than entirely separate. It should be stated that Satanism is rarely actual Devil worship. Satanists don’t believe in the biblical ‘Satan.’ Rather, the term ‘Satan’ is used to symbolize the ideas and forces of nature which are inherent to our understandings of the universe. For Spiritual Satanists, it is also used to refer to a pre-biblical entity which champions these understandings.

    Read the full article here: Introduction to Satanism
     
  2. ScottySatan

    ScottySatan Well-Known Member

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    Why do we need an introduction to Satanism right here, right now?
     
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  3. lovesong

    lovesong .little necromancer. .shaman in training.
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    This may be true for atheistic Satanism, but you posted this in the theistic Satanism DIR. For those who follow theistic Satanism, Satan is ineed seen as a real, sentient being, not just a symbol.
     
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  4. Satanica

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    Read on - it includes a theistic perspective. This excerpt is only part of the article, which was indeed written by a theistic satanist.
     
  5. lovesong

    lovesong .little necromancer. .shaman in training.
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    Maybe so, but the atheistic side is the only one in your OP, when really a definition of atheistic Satanism has no place in the theistic Satanism DIR at all. That's like posting a definition of Protestantism in the Catholic DIR, it's just not the right place. I'm not saying this to harsh on your post, but instead to point out that we need to be mindful about making sure that what we post is relevant to the section we post it in.
     
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  6. Goddess_Ashtara

    Goddess_Ashtara NIN MOJAVE AK IMEN

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    I define "Theistic Satanism" as the consistent worship of Infernal/ cthonic deities through one's spiritual-religious system.
     
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    EtuMalku MERCURÆN LUCIFERIAN

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  8. Saint Frankenstein

    Saint Frankenstein Pyrphóros ⚡Lux Aeterna
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    That article is just a summary of LaVeyan Satanism. It has nothing to do with theistic Satanism.
     
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    I'm not tempted by the click-bait. Secondly, the post is just against the rules. If you are not a theistic of any sort you are unable to post here outside of questions. Theistic Satanism is pretty broad (there are plenty of spiritual characters that are associated with the name), but it has nothing to do with the ramblings of LaVey. Nothing at all.

    Lastly, there are zero "newbies" around besides you... At least, as the score has been kept. :p
     
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  10. Hammerheart

    Hammerheart Well-Known Member

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    Most of us here have already been introduced to Satanism in some way...
     
  11. CaligulaLUX

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    I so agree with you, Mindmaster. I am a Traditional, Spiritual, Theistic Satanist. I am new but this is my conclusion of myself after much thought, research and prayer. I love the prayer books by VenusSatanas and Marie Ravensoul and also the introduction to Theistic Satanism by Brother Nero. All excellent books, especially the third one. I really enjoy offering prayers to praise & honor Satan. I offer them in front of my recently bought statue of Baphomet. Do any of you have one, too? I live in London. Any covens in London for Theistic Satanists? Ave Satanas!
     
  12. DavidMcCann

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    You'd think that there'd be something in London, but a duckduckgo search only came up with pseudo-Satinists, evangelical scare stories ("Satanic ritual abuse in Hampstead"), and "Buy Satanic clothing at Amazon".
     
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