I was actually disappointed that the Church of Satan promoted this rather boring ritual video. Spooky sounds and Hot Topic daggers only get you so far. Where is the psychological decompression? Where is the emotion? If any of the rites mentioned in The Satanic Rituals could be well rehearsed, grandiose and perfected renditions, I’d be so happy. Has anyone ever attempted Die Elektrischen Vorspiele? That would be a site to see!
*EDIT, April 2019* – I took a second look at this video over a year later, and I actually have to retract my previous statements about this Walpurgisnacht ritual. The production is really quite tasteful at closer inspection. After reviewing the mechanics of Satanic Ritual as described in LaVey, I can better appreciate how well this ritual adheres to his instructions. I think my initial reaction was because there is probably much that is lost in translation between being actually present at something versus interpreting it through a video. I’ll leave my previous statements up because we are responsible for the words we put out there. However I will confess I initially was judging this ritual performance too harshly. Everyone’s a critic!
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/u/ritualart ‘s nicely detailed take on Eliphas Levi’s Seal of Solomon
Surreal, horrifying, raw and organic hellscapes that would put H. R. Giger to shame. Wayne Barlowe’s works incorporate many occult ideas in his Stygian portraits, including Enochian beauties as well as Lovecraftian horrors who pollute the infernal kingdoms…
Open Wide the Gates of Hell
February, 🌛 in ♓
Hello ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce myself. I am Dr. Faustus: Magician and self-appointed Missionary of Satan. Whatever I have to say about magic, the outré, sex, drugs, Satanism, or even the 5-dimensional Mantid that picks at your soul in the DMT realm, it’s all just a crock of shit. I’m not here teaching or preaching. You may have even seen my previous website, which was well known around the Catholic internet for it’s writings on Christian art. Ten years later, I’ve escaped from the box of Christianity to embrace the world and all its delights! Et transfiguratus est ante eos, lo and behold I am a new Man.
This is just a simple Southern boy’s magical diary, the public side of my Book of Shadows, a hodgepodge sampling of one person’s adventures in living deliciously, a mere scrapbook. The Scrapbook of Sin.
If you appreciate something I write here, let me know. If you disagree, that’s OK too. Enjoy yourself here, and Hail Satan.