This group is a home for Satanists and wolves on DeviantArt. Some of us come from a Neo-Pagan background (Neo-Pagan Satanists) , some of us are Laveyan Satanists , gnostic Satanists, or theistic and traditional Satanists. All Satanists are welcome here to share art or occasional discussions related to our religion, satanic philosophy, and the Occult. Obviously, we do not know if you are a Satanist, or not, but if you share the Spirit, and at least have something in your gallery then you can join. I will try to be flexible; you do NOT need to be Satanist to join this group. You can be dark pagan, Luciferian, or If you are interested to learn about Satanism, then this group is for you.
There are still some misconceptions about Satanism today, even though we are no longer living in the Satanic panic anymore. However, It is not our fault, and we do not need to justify our path to Christians, or anyone.
* How to be a Satanist? What does it mean to be a Satanist?
Satanists are born. You do not have to join the CoS or be initiated into any sect or temple, because it is just the way you are born, and it is your Natural path to be a Satanist. This also means that Satanism is not the religion of the masses. You can't join it, or convert to Satanism. In the Book of Lucifer, Anton LaVey said the following: "It has been said "the truth will make men free". The truth alone has never set anyone free. It is only DOUBT which will bring mental emancipation. Without the wonderful element of doubt, the doorway through which truth passes would be tightly shut, impervious to the most strenuous poundings of a thousand Lucifers." A Satanist is someone who questions everything. He/she is not a blind follower, or a blind worshiper of Satan. That being said, most Satanists do not worship Satan literally. Whether the Satanist is a theistic or atheistic does not matter as long as he or she understands that all the power comes from the Self (Self-awareness), and not from an external source. The Right Hand Path glorifies a god "outside" of the Self. On the Other hand, self-deification is the essence of the Left hand-Path. The Adversary existed in almost every culture, and he has always been that rebel one who will never bow down and worship as a slave. He dwells within our subconscious. The Adversary is not necessary an external being. "Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. - Carl Jung."
"Non serviam." is what the Satanist stands for. Even though, I'm not what people refer to as a LaVeyan Satanist, I believe the Satanic bible is a necessary foundation for Satanism. It is not necessarily the perfect guide that defines Satanism today. Anton LaVey was truly a genius, but Satanism existed way before Anton LaVey, and it has evolved dramatically today. The Satanic bible is a great foundation to know if you are a Satanist or not. I happened to disagree with Dr. Anton LaVey on few things, and that is fine because Satansim is a religion of the Self. I focus more on consciousness, and Spirituality, than pure philosophy. I happened to be the Spiritual type. Others do it differently. The Satanist must have a philosophical, historical, and spiritual knowledge all together in an Occult System of her own. There is no right or wrong, if what you do works for you. Believe in yourself. It is as simple as that.
Knowing yourself in the Darkness is the only Light in Satanism. "One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of Light, but by making the Darkness conscious.” - Carl Jung. It is not a light of good vs evil, but a self-illuminated light. That is what we call the Black Flame. You alone who create and destroy in Satanism.
Satanism is a path of self-liberation, based on a philosophical and darwinian foundation. Satanism encourages indulging in the natural desires. Enjoy sinning and living this life to the fullest.
Blessed are the destroyers of false hope, for they are the true Messiahs.
Cursed are the god-adorers, for they shall be shorn sheep!
My Will shall be done,