Who is Satan?
Specifics of Satanism
The Sigil of the Baphomet
Laws and Sins
The rest of this website
1. Premises of Satanism
Heaven, Hell, Existence
"There is no heaven of glory bright, and no hell where sinners roast. Here and now is our day of torment! Here and now is our day of joy! Here and now is our opportunity! Choose ye this day, this hour, for no redeemer liveth!"
The Satanic Bible: The Book of Satan IV:2
Things that exist do so due to perfectly ordered and natural phenomenon. Gods, omniscient, omnipotent or omnipresent beings (etc) cannot exist.
Many Satanists keep an open mind, and many do believe in unexplained phenomena, Forteana, and of course, a strong doubt that we will ever know everything. Some believe in spirits and such but believe them to be the result of natural science, not of divinity.
Philosophical keywords and generic descriptive labels
Satanism can be considered to be:
Atheistic. There are no Gods in Satanism.
Not dualistic: souls and bodies are indivisible and there is no war between cosmic good and cosmic evil
Autodeists - we worship ourselves. The only God we can ever perceive is in our own existential world. We are each a God.
A "human potential" movement. Striving for longer life and a better education. Science And Technology Are Necessary: We who walk this dark path along with the same interests will pursue the elimination of Human limitation to the maximum
Of the left hand path
Opposition of religions, especially those that hold a belief in an afterlife. Satanism is an un-religion. Satanism adopts the adversaries of major religions as its standard bearers
Only the self is sacred. Nothing is holy except clarity of thought
Satanists do not pray
Meditation is considered a valid path of self discovery
Stupidity is the cardinal "sin" of Satanism, the sin which is believed to cause all other Human evil
Is Satanism just Humanism?
"Humanism shares materialistic views and ethical methodology with the Satanist and we have the same opinions on the emptiness of religion. Satanism is religious whereas Humanism is not due to the religious symbolism, ceremony, ritualistic and dogmatic aspects of Satanism. Satanism is also Left Hand Path, Humanism is not. For these reasons, although Satanists are not strictly "religious" in most senses of the word, Satanism is clearly a religion. Although the differences in metaphysics are so extremely opposed to what is classically considered 'religious' that some take to calling Satanism the unreligion, which is a term I find appealing!"
"Humanism" by Vexen Crabtree 2002 Nov 17
People need dogma and religious trappings.
2. Who is Satan?
"Satan is not a real, living entity, conscious or a physical thing that can be interacted with. It is a symbol, something ethereal, something that basically doesn't exist except as an emotional attachment and personal dream. Just like Buddhists do not worship Buddha, Satanists hold up Satan as an ultimate principal rather than an object of literal worship. Satan inspires and provokes people, like all (honest) religions the ultimate point is self-help. God believers have a different opinion on what Satan is, but their opinion is a result of their religion. Satanism's Satan is much more eclectic and multicultural than to be defined by Christianity or Islam.
Satan is the dark force in nature representing the carnal nature and death of all living things. Satan is the best word to describe our powerful and independent symbolic figurehead and our opposition of God and organized religion accords with even traditional views of Satan. The materialism of Satanism (even the spiritual components are highly reductionist) is a direct challenge of God, Allah, and all or other religious symbols. Satan wishes to replace God. The Christian Bible and other artefacts of religion may be plundered and misused as required as they're merely Human inventions. The social engineering aspect shows through with our imagery and style, we control people with it.
Of course Satanism has denominations and widely varying beliefs. Many types of Satanism exist including some where Satan is seen as a living being. I think if there was a god, it would probably be an evil one. In these, thankfully, the basis of the belief is not the Christian Bible and I call these beliefs "Righteous Satan" theologies. All the elements of Satan I have just mentioned are discussed in more depth below and on the essays linked from this page."
Introduction to the essay "Who is Satan" by Vexen, 2000
3. Specifics of Satanism
The Sigil of the Baphomet
"This is a pentacle form, with two points pointing upwards, one downwards, and one to each side. This is an upturned or inversed pentacle. The point-up pentangle represents the Spirituality of mankind as is used by Pagans and spiritualists although it was also used by early Christians. The point-down pentangle represents the carnal side of mankind rather than the spiritual. The Sigil of the Baphomet is a design based on the upturned pentacle.
Inside the pentacle is the image of a goat, its horns filling the upper two points, its ears filling the two lateral ones, and its mouth filling the lower one. This is Satan. The goat and pentacle theme is very old, and has its origins in alchemy. The pentacle is surrounded by two circles the innermost touching the points of the pentacle. In between the two circles are 5 Hebrew characters, spelling LVTHN anticlockwise: Leviathan."
"The Sigil of the Baphomet" by Vexen 2001 Jan 01
Laws and Sins
"Major Satanic Social Ethics:
Do whatever you want as long as you harm no underserving person
Respect people, their territory and belongings, and when the fail to respect their do whatever you want to them. Destroy them
You can do whatever you want, but you pay the consequences
Responsibility to the responsible