Magic, Personal Belief, Practice, Satanism

What IS an altar? + a photo of mine.

There are two kind of altars. Devotional altars and functional altars. A devotional altar is a sacred space dedicated entirely to one or many deities. There is usually a figurine or image representing that deity. In it you place the offerings, prayers and stuff for that deity. It can be simple or heavily ornameted. Ornaments… Continue reading What IS an altar? + a photo of mine.

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Personal Belief, Practice, Satanism

On Satanism, and Satanism relating to covens.

I was asked by someone to email them a brief take on what Satanism is. This person claimed they were part of a Satanist coven. I just poured my thoughts on no particular order. So here is my answer (that I emailed them): I would say that I find the notions of Satanism and a… Continue reading On Satanism, and Satanism relating to covens.

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The Devil’s Due

Summer Thunder

Just a small shout out for anyone who’s interested.

As anyone who follows me will know, I have a strong interest in Satanism, and while I am no longer Pagan I am a polytheist, no doubt among a few other things!

A few months ago I had an interesting discussion with a fellow blogger about possible links between Paganism and Satanism, but the group I was part of at the time largely showed what could euphemistically be called a “lack of interest“, and I have since ceased to identify as Pagan.

Nevertheless, I thought it would be nice to set up a group devoted to those who find themselves in the overlap between Satanism and Paganism, or are interested in that overlap, or find themselves in between the two areas. The group is on facebook as that is an easy and active arena, and you can find it

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Magic, Personal Belief, Practice, Satanism

Updating The Pact.

The spring equinox marked a fairly important date in my life: it's been exactly 6 years since I did my Dedication Ritual to my Gods. Since then my views on life, my ultimate goal, and even my interpretation of what being a satanist means have changed. My practice of witchcraft and the occult have changed. … Continue reading Updating The Pact.

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The Modern Myth of Eostre (or: no, the Christians didn’t nick it from the Pagans)

It’s great to find people that try to debunk bullshit and lies. More people should find the sources of the information they’re given instead of just believing anything they’re told like the sheeps they are.

An Arkadian Path

Over on Patheos there’s a wonderful interview with an old friend of mine, Adrian Bott – better known online as Cavalorn. Cavalorn is a children’s author (responsible for, amongst other things, the Dan Hunter line of books), occult historian and the former proprietor of (the late, lamented) New Aeon Books in Manchester who has made a lifelong study of magic and paganism. He also writes and consults for tabletop and computer games and has appeared in a Channel 4 documentary about Rasputin, amongst other things.

Anyone who’s known Cavalorn for more than a year will know about his yearly rants on the subject of Eostre, debunking much of the commonly-held and incorrect beliefs about the Spring Equinox and how it relates (i.e. doesn’t) to Easter, particularly the commonly-held belief beloved of so many neo-pagans that Christians “stole” Easter. There is no definitive historical evidence that a goddess named Eostre…

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