I fully agree with this article.
Freedom of speech is simple: everyone must have the freedom to speak as they wish, and everyone must be allowed to express any opinion or thought they please. There are no exceptions. Not even those whose opinions or beliefs are unpopular or even revolting are to be exempted from this freedom, and no unpopular or unsettling statement is to be exempted. This is the law that all who believe in the concept of liberty invariably oblige themselves to when they profess their belief in the concept of freedom of speech, because in observing this tenet we nourish liberty itself. In order for liberty to be sustained properly, we must have freedom of speech in the truest sense. No “partial” freedom of speech will suffice.
In our age, we still have to deal with the thought of the youth, not just the old, in parts of the world being blind to this…
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A fellow Satanist posted his insight on why we Satanists are not Christians and do not necessarily need to be affiliated with them in order for our beliefs to be coherent since Satan “is a Christian concept”.
I want to throw my two cents in.
Christianity is a religion based on fiction and faith. As many religions, they created their beliefs in accordance of the moral dogma they wanted to preach. They made this artificial faith in order to validate and confirm the authenticity of their laws, their moral codes, their views on the world, their views on science, etc. As many religions, Christianity was created in order to govern people and submit them to the will of the governors (who at the time were strongly affiliated with the clergy and religious authorities), with the threat of impending doom and the lie of salvation.
Satanism is a religion based on reason, and understanding of the human nature. It is comprehension of our human needs and desires, and the embracing of these. I’ve come to the conclusion that Satanism, more than a religion, is the expression of the true human nature. Therefore everyone is a Satanist in some way, but only a few chose to embrace this nature, and even fewer are those who call themselves Satanists. But it doesn’t matter what you call yourself as long as you appreciate yourself for who you are. Satanism is accepting who we are; Satanism is the love we have for ourselves. It is in our nature to love oneself and to care about ourselves. Satanism is the ultimate search for happiness (and probably the only religion that preaches to be happy and fulfil your desires in the present, and not some afterlife).
If Christianity had never existed, Satanism would still exist. We would probably be called something else. But it doesn’t matter, because Satanism is the nature of humanity, and whatever it is called doesn’t change a thing. In fact we had to put a name on a religion based directly on the human nature because 99% of people refuse to live by their nature.
Satanism is the nameless religion that everyone followed when they were born, until some other forced dogma took place through parental indoctrination. Satanism is the religion everyone at the beginning of humanity until some weak leader had to idea to lie about a Deity threatening to destroy them if they didn’t follow his rules.
Satanism is the reminder that not all humans are sheep. And I personally believe there are no sheep, only wolves made to believe they are sheep by their religion.
Tonight, I will tell you how I perform satanic rituals. I will give you a detailed outline of a ritual, and also how to do a quick spell, and also how can you do magic all the time through what I call “hyper-consciousness”.
My rituals are divided into 9 phases:
- Gathering the energy
- Infusing the energy
- Releasing/directing the energy
- Cleansing of self and of the altar
- “It is done”
This phase is crucial, since it will allow the ritual to unfold without unnecessary interruptions. At this stage it is best if you write down all you’re going to need during the ritual:
- What items/objects/tools are you going to use? Put them in the altar beforehand.
- Which entities and/or elements are you going to call upon? Prepare any sigils that are to be used.
- What technique are you going to use in order to gather, infuse, and direct the energy? Try to use the same kind of technique for the three phases.
- How do you plan to cleanse yourself and the altar from any energetic remains?
- How are you going to close the ritual? Are you going to just thank the entities? Make an offering? Have everything ready at this phase so that the transitions between phases of the ritual are as smooth as possible.
During the preparation phase (which can take hours or even days before the actual ritual) you should be able to imagine the whole ritual from beginning to end as vivid as possible. Write down and memorize as much as you can of all you’re going to say, and be sure to fully understand the meaning of what you say. Be precise and concise with your words.
Now the ritual begins. Opening the ritual can be as simple as lighting a candle, or ringing a bell. You can also drink a sip from your chalice. You can just close your eyes while you take a deep breath. You just need to create a symbolic separation from the mundane world around you, so you are exclusively inside your sacred mental realm.
We reached the point of no return. Once you’ve opened the ritual, there is no turning back. Any interruption on your part from now on is a lack of respect towards your magic, the deities, entities and spirits involved, and it just takes power from you, since you get distracted and your frame of mind changes focus.
During this opening phase you will want to call upon the forces that will accompany you and aid you during the ritual. Personally I call upon my four main gods for all my rituals; I like them to watch over my workings. Sometimes they will “positively” intervene, or even directly share their wisdom over the subject.
You can also invoke or call upon specific entities or spirits in order to help you more directly with the matter at hand. You can use their sigil or just their name. You can just imagine the being in question, asking it (politely) to participate.
Now that you’ve gathered all the external forces that are going to work with you, you might as well tell them why the hell you brought them here!
The description of the ritual is something you should have written down during the preparation phase. It is a way of letting all the forces involved (and your subconscious as well) know the objective of your ritual, as well as how you’re going to proceed. It is important you enunciate how you are going to proceed (in simple terms) so the external forces have an easier time working with you. Treat all the forces you’ve invoked politely, as if they were really important guests. No need for a formal tone either, you just be causal-yet-respectful about it: “I’ve called upon you all to request assistance on your part for tonight’s ritual. I intend to get a new job, and your help would be infinitely appreciated, and invaluable for my success. I will gather the energy using meditation, then I will chant to infuse it with my intent, and finally I will release it by screaming the name of my potential employer at the top of my lungs!” Be clear on your terms.
Be precise with what you want, and with some luck the results will be equally precise. The more you do rituals and invest yourself in magic, the less dependent on luck the results will be.
During this part of the ritual I like to ask the involved demons and spirits, using a pendulum, if they agree to participate and aid during the ritual. If they don’t agree to the terms of the ritual, you can tell them they can leave if they so desire, but can stay to watch the rest of the ritual. In my experience, some demons will want to watch you do magic, so they can gauge your power and decide whether you are worthy of their aid, or if you really need it. Don’t hesitate to ask them for feedback once your ritual is over. A demon’s insight on your magic can be very valuable, but their word is not law. Continue doing your thing as you feel you should; just be open to try suggestions.
Gathering of energy:
There are countless ways to gather energy. In fact, the three stages of energy manipulation (gathering, infusing, and releasing) should happen one after the other without much interruption. You can use meditation, chanting, dancing, affirmations, masturbating, etc. to gather, then infuse, then release energy. In my experience, the more seamless the transition between the stages (without mixing them, the three stages have to be clearly defined) the more effective the energy used will be.
What you want to achieve is to concentrate in one spot (outside or inside you, depending on the objective) all of the energy you intend to use during the ritual. Use your own energy first, then gather energy from the elements, your surrounding air, the Earth, the Moon, the Sun, whatever you think fits. Then you can ask the spirits/demons/deities you called upon to lend you their strength or to simply add up their energy to the energy core you’ve created.
Infusing the energy:
In this stage you need to give that raw energy core a characteristic, a purpose, a “color”, so to speak. It can be emotions, such as joy, sadness, love, or senses like sight, hearing, or characteristics such as separation, binding, healing, and destruction, soothing, agitating. Just keep it as simple as you can. If you are a beginner, you might want to infuse the energy with a bit more precise characteristic. I’ll explain more in the next phase.
As I said, try your best to keep the transitions between the three stages of energy manipulation as seamless as possible.
Releasing/directing the energy:
This is probably the most important and delicate part of the whole ritual. Misdirecting the energy will not only render the whole spell completely useless, but it also may cause adverse effects. Imagine you have a gun, you load your bullet (gathering), you chose who you’re going to shoot (infusing) but then you shoot the wrong person (failed directing)! It can be catastrophic, especially if you’re somewhat experienced and have achieved good power. I recommend beginners to infuse their energy with more precise characteristics such as “love between X and me”, “destruction for Y” etc. to compensate for their skills at directing energy.
If you ever fail to direct the energy correctly: in some cases demons don’t mind if you restart the whole manipulation of energy phase. Some will find it annoying. Some will even take it as offense. Know your demons well if you work with them.
After you’ve directed the energy, the main part of the ritual is done. Now it is time to cleanse your altar and yourself from any energetic residue. You can clean your altar by casting away the energy remnants, or use a tool specifically designed to, burn an incense, etc. To clean yourself you can do a simple meditation using your breath to exhale the energy remnants inside you, or whatever works for you. Some magicians/witches/sorcerers don’t cleanse their altar, saying that they can use the residual energy for other workings. However I think it is harder to repurpose energy that has already been infused than to gather the same amount from scratch. Do as you please.
During the closing phase you thank all the external forces that helped you and you tell them they can now leave. Be polite and respectful when addressing demons and they will be polite and respectful to you, and more inclined to come help you later on.
Take out the candles, take another sip from the chalice, ring the bell, do anything that brings you back to the physical world.
“It is done”
And now, you have to acknowledge that your ritual worked and it is taken effect. You have to believe in the strength of your working, or you will get nothing.
It worked, now you can move on, or help the ritual’s purpose in the mundane world.
And that’s it.
Example of a ritual
An altar facing north stood in the middle of a room dimly lit by a single candle and the light of the moon that penetrated through one of the windows. On the altar several items were prepared, with an empty space in the middle except for an open blank notebook and the sigil of the demon Orobas.
A shadowy figure emerged from the darkness: a man wearing a black hooded robe. He stood before the altar and checked one last time if everything was ready.
“It is time to begin.”
As he muttered these words, he lit two other candles.
The sorcerer unsheathed the ritual dagger and pointed it to the west.
“I call upon thee, Beelzebub, may you watch over my ritual.”
Then he pointed the dagger to the south.
“I call upon thee, Astaroth, may you watch over my ritual.”
The sorcerer pointed the dagger to the east.
“I call upon thee, Azazel, may you watch over my ritual.”
Finally he pointed it to the north.
“I call upon thee, Satan, may you watch over my ritual.”
The sorcerer sheathed the dagger and put it in the place it was before. He took out the pendulum from its protective bag, and held it over Orobas’ sigil.
“Orobas, powerful demon, I invoke you tonight since your help would be immensely appreciated for the ritual I am about to perform. Do you accept my invitation?”
After a few seconds, the pendulum started moving back and forth. A slight smile formed on the man’s mouth.
The sorcerer put the pendulum on top of the protective bag, not too far from the sigil. He took a step back from the altar.
“I have lived my life happily. I’ve gotten what I’ve wanted. I’ve been successful in my life. But some people that used to call me their friend now consider me a betrayer, for putting my own interests before their own. They were warned, on top of it. They knew me well, and even so they were surprised when I chose my happiness instead of theirs. What foolishness to react that way to something I was quite clear on. But now these people might represent a threat to me. A little help is always welcome. Therefore I call upon you to help me be able to defend myself against any spiritual, mental, or physical threat these people can attempt on me.”
The sorcerer held once again the pendulum over Orobas’ sigil.
“Do you accept to aid me on this ritual?”
Once again, the pendulum moved back and forth.
“Alright. I will meditate to gather the energy inside of me, and then Orobas will pour his energy in. I will then infuse the energy with the concept of invulnerability by vibrating the word. After that I shall cover myself with this energy releasing it as a protective barrier stuck to my skin.”
The sorcerer sat comfortably on a pillow and breathed deeply several times. Once he was relaxed and ready, he started meditating, concentrating energy on his chest. He visualized energy flowing from each corner of his body towards his chest. The energy moved in waves, synchronized with his breathing. Once he felt ready, he started chanting.
“In… vul… ne… ra… bi… li… ty…”
He did this for a few minutes, until he felt the energy inside him was completely in tune with the concept he had chosen.
The sorcerer then visualized the energy expanding outwards in waves and concentrating at the skin. He visualized the barrier forming on top of his skin, adhering to it. He did this until he felt all of the energy he had gathered was now adhered to his skin. He felt powerful, invincible.
Once he felt protected, he proceeded to cleanse the altar with incense, trying to make the smoke touch as many items as possible. He finally commanded all remaining energy to go away.
“Thank you all for participating. Beelzebub, Astaroth, Azazel, Satan, thank you for coming, your presence has been an honour, as it has always been. Thank you for aiding me during this ritual Orobas. I shall light a candle in your honour and let it burn entirely. It has been an honour to work with you. You may all leave at this time. The ritual is now complete.”
The sorcerer took out all of the candles, except one he left lit as an offering to Orobas.
The hooded man took a step away from the altar and said to himself:
“It is done. I am now invulnerable.”
For just a quick spell in which only you are involved, you can skip all of the phases and go directly to the energy manipulation stage. Of course, since this kind of spell is more improvised, you are going to have a hard time getting in the right state of mind directly. However your sub-consciousness is always in the right state of mind. Therefore use heavily symbolical acts in order to stimulate your subconscious into doing its magic. For example you can tear the photo of a person you’d like to curse, and then burn the pieces. You can for instance take a drawing/photo of yourself and submerge it in a pot full of coins to attract money. Stuff like that. Your imagination as well as your belief in your own power are the only limits.
Hyperconsciousness is a state I can achieve, in which I can work magic in real time without any formality.
Through meditation, you should try to achieve a state in which your physical consciousness and your spiritual subconscious become a single thing. You can feel and perceive the physical world and the spiritual one at the same time with equivalent clarity. By doing this often you will progressively learn how to enter this state (even if only for a few instants) at will. Then you can try this in the real world! By entering hyperconsciousness at key instants during your day, you will be able to manipulate energies and influencing your surroundings so as to make your life significantly better. By my research I believe that entering hyperconsciousness at will might be the path to being a live God, in some way.