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31 December, XXXIX A.S.:

Happiest of New Years!

Tomorrow begins year XL, Anno Satanas, and we have many delights prepared for our treasured members.

XXXIX was a year of growth, productivity, and recognition in many arenas. That will continue, as there is much already in progress which will come to fruition in this new year.

Our admirable comrades who apply their unique talents with savage gusto towards “moving the world” have won a special place in our hearts. We raise our glasses to thee on this Dionysian night to celebrate the advent of an Indulgent New Year:

“Here’s to champagne for our real friends,
and real pain for our sham friends!”

Joy to the flesh—forever!

Shemhamforash! Hail Satan!

Magus Peter H. Gilmore
Magistra Peggy Nadramia
Magistra Blanche Barton

 

 

21 December, XXXIX A.S.:

A “Superlative Solstice!” to true Satanists the world over.

Noel:

The image above, The Original, appeared in The Cloven Hoof, Volume XII, #6, 1980 c.e.,
and it is copyrighted © by the Church of Satan and may not be reproduced without permission.

As has become tradition, click on the image above to embrace the “Old Gent’s” evocation of this primordial holiday.

As all about you are losing their heads (and shirts!), we take the time to mark the seasonal change and fondly recall the indulgent feasting of the ancient Roman Saturnalia. We children of the night take delight in the wonders of the Earth, and celebrate our carnal heritage in this world without end!

Hail Satan!

Magus Peter H. Gilmore
Magistra Peggy Nadramia
Magistra Blanche Barton

 


 

As an antidote to all the “X-mess” frenzy swirling about you, you might like to tune in to The History Channel on 27 December for Hell: The Devil’s Domain. It is a two-hour program in which the Church of Satan participated. Check local listings for the time. We have yet to see the finished version, but the producers were working towards a broad exploration of the topic, so it should prove to be of interest.

 

 

13 December, XXXIX A.S.:

 

Lust Magazine: for adults only!

Lust Magazine is the product of Church of Satan members who participate in our Human Sexuality Special Interest Group. This forum for presenting mature discussions and informative articles regarding a broad range of sexual possibilities is intended for adults only. By clicking on the linked image above, you will be brought to disclaimer pages which must be read fully and honestly replied to before entry into this site.

Just in time to bring you some holiday cheer, the December issue features an interview with controversial filmmaker Bruce LaBruce, who combines graphic sex with pointed social commentary in his work. AEnigma explores sexual ambiguity, Shiva reveals the mysteries of hierophilia, and offers her perspectives in her Carnal Sutra column, and Jack Malebranche presents his thoughts on why it is now time to reject the term“gay.” And of course there is so much more. Click on the image above to speed your way to some challenging reading.

 

 

3 December, XXXIX A.S.:

Events, music, and books!

FERAL HOUSE

Book release party/concert for
Josh Alan Friedman’s WHEN SEX WAS DIRTY

This Friday, December 3, at the Museum of Sex, New York (233 Fifth Ave @ 27th St.)

JOSH ALAN FRIEDMAN: WHEN SEX WAS DIRTY
Friday, December 3, 7:00 - 10:00pm

Writer, musician, and the subject of an upcoming feature-length documentary loosely based on his 1997 blues album “Blacks n’ Jews,” Josh Alan Friedman chronicles the twilight days of the sexual revolution in New York and Texas in his latest book, WHEN SEX WAS DIRTY (Feral House, December 2004). Celebrating its release, he discusses his compelling face-to-face reporting on the Big Apple’s licentious assortment of pimp laureates, porn starlets, evangelical strippers, and more. A book signing follows the discussion.

Friedman is the author of TALES OF TIMES SQUARE, a cult classic that is considered by many the granddaddy of all New York sex books. His writing has appeared in Penthouse, High Times, National Lampoon, Hustler, Screw, The Dallas Observer, and Texas Monthly. In an alternative universe, he has rocked whole arenas with his Guild D-40 band, opening for acts including Bad Company, War, Huey Lewis & The News, Lonnie Mack, Mitch Ryder, and Marianne Faithfull.

Books will be available for purchase.

Tickets $10
With screening of BLACKS AND JEWS
Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 212.689.6337 x115.
For more information please visit http://www.museumofsex.com.
Seating is limited. Reservations highly recommended.

Museum of Sex
233 Fifth Avenue, New York NY
(212) 689-6337

Visit the mini-site: http://www.feralhouse.com/press/whensexwasdirty/

View the latest and upcoming Feral House releases at
http://www.feralhouse.com

 


 

GERM BOOKS + GALLERY L.L.C.
Announces A Very Special Holiday Art Show
 
From the Collection of the late Gary Bailey…
THE PASSION OF THE BAILEY
The Last Supper In Every Conceivable Medium
(We mean literally, there’s like a bazillion of them)

December 3 through December 26
Opening Reception: Friday, December 3, 5 – 7 PM

PLASTIC / METAL / GLASS / EMBROIDERY / LENTICULAR /  PAINT-BY-NUMBERS
WELL-RENDERED  AND OTHERWISE
 
 
GERM specializes in new and used books: science fiction, UFO’s, conspiracy theory, psychedelia, apocalypse culture and occult esoterica. (We've also got a fine selection of classic and contemporary lit, history, art and the darker side of pop culture. (AND REMEMBER—WE'RE ALWAYS BUYING AND TRADING!) 
The GERM Gallery features work unrestricted by political correctness or art school technique.

COMING IN JANUARY: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM HEAVEN, a disturbing exhibit by photographer Helmut K.

GERM BOOKS & GALLERY
308 East Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
  215-423-5002
Open: Friday 10-7, Saturday 12-7, Sunday 12-5

 


 

ABSINTHIA TAETRA

CD: Absinthia Taetra

BLOOD AXIS & LES JOYAUX DE LA PRINCESSE: “Absinthia Taetra”

This new CD release contains all the material from the 2 x 10" Absinthe boxset which was previously only available on vinyl. Besides alternate versions and additional material from the original Absinthe sessions, the second half of the CD contains the highlights from the only live performance of the Absinthe material which took place in the magical city of Sintra, Portugal three years ago.

This CD version is a simple but elegant digipack, released in France on the Athanor label. We have copies for sale for $16 postpaid in the USA, $18 postpaid to the rest of the world.

A SPECIAL BOXSET OFFER: Although the Absinthe boxset is no longer available from us, being entirely sold out, we do have a small quantity of “non deluxe” sets consisting of the following: both picture disc records inside the original 10" printed box, with two of the original postcards. We are making these available to anyone interested for $25 postpaid in the USA or $32 to the rest of the world.

Ordering information: Checks, money orders, cash (well hidden and at your own risk) may be sent to:

Dominion
PO Box 129, Waterbury Center, VT 05677 USA

Payments via PayPal may also be made to our email address: dominion@pshift.com

 


 

GREETINGS FROM HELL

Chris Redstar: Greetings From Hell

Here is our German Agent Chris Redstar’s description of his new book:

Actually it contains my perspectives on almost every aspect of life and Satanism, explained to interested “outsiders.” We do have German translations of the writings of Dr.LaVey, but they are flawed in my opinion. The German translation of TSB contains errors and there are misunderstandings in the introductory material. Here in Germany, there is often no difference in the public opinion between us and insane serial killers. So there is a need for this book, basically a “Satanism for Dummies” written in German. It consists of 12 chapters, including Satan, Satanism, the origin of religions and gods, politics and society, my interpretation of John’s Revelation from a Satanic perspective (The Antichrist), thoughts on Aesthetics, the nature of magic, some FAQs, a summary of the history of the Church of Satan and it’s structure and essays by Magister Rose, Magister Lang, and Reverend Svengali. The cover art and inside illustrations are made by Markus Mayer.

I doubt that there is anything really new for many Satanists, but it is still a nice and sometimes funny read.

C.R.

Click on the cover to order from the German Amazon.com, or look to our Emporium for copies (coming soon!).

 


 

SATANS BIBEL
(Danish Translation)

Danish Translation of The Satanic Bible

After a long hiatus, the Danish translation of Anton LaVey’s The Satanic Bible has now been reissued. If you click on the cover image you will be able to order a copy via Dark Rose, which is a site that also carries adult materials and thus requires you to be a legal adult before browsing on the full site. They have done a fine job with this new edition, and our congratulations go to the publishers for making this available once again.

 

 

16 November, XXXIX A.S.:

 

RULE SATANNIA #5

Rule Satannia #5

Rule Satannia: The Voice of Satanism in the United Kingdom has been reborn as a full-color publication which is now enjoying greater distribution. Featured interviews include director Jean Rollin, actor Doug Bradley, and our own Magister Paradise. Under the “Satanic Sluts” heading are photo galleries of fetishism. You are also treated to full sections of news and reviews, and also many other articles for your indulgence. Click on the image to visit their site for ordering information, or keep an eye on the Emporium as you will not want to miss this one.

 


 

Here’s an update of the venue for The Quintessentials December concert:

Dwarves & Quintessentials Poster

 


 

Owen’s Oddities

Necrosculpture artist Owen Leitsch now has T-Shirts and Art Prints available to fill your hunger for a dark aesthetic. Click on the link to see the goods.

 

 

11 November, XXXIX A.S.:

In honor of the U.S. holiday Veterans Day, we snap a horned salute to all of our military members, whether you be veterans, reservists, or on active duty. Your chosen service is appreciated and remembered!

 


 

Satan’s Pilgrim

The Willamette Week of Portland, has once again interviewed the controversial Magister Rex Diabolos Church. The piece is available in their publication as well as on their web site—click the title above to visit and enjoy!

 

 

3 November, XXXIX A.S.:

A couple of events including our members, and a fascinating store/gallery for your pleasure.

 

Art Sanctuary Announcement

Art Sanctuary presents:
Amuse Les Sens

Adorno Studio (2418 W. Main St., Louisville, KY)
Saturday, November 6, 2004

For more information, go to:
http://www.art-sanctuary.org/
http://www.theadornostudio.com/

 


 

PRESS/MANINBLACK at The Knitting Factory

 


 

GERM BOOKS + GALLERY  

Prominent Philly electronic musician and artist DAVID TALENTO will be showcasing his “Lo-Fi Photography” in a show entitled “Toy Cameras and Their Habits” at GERM BOOKS + GALLERY during the month of November.

Please join us for an Opening Reception this Friday, November 5th from 5 - 7pm.
Sodas and a light vegetable tray will be served.

Talento creates his Lo-Fi photographs using Gameboys, Casio watches and other unusual photographic tools. 

While you’re here, you can also browse our selection of new and used books and periodicals on science fiction, UFO’s, conspiracy theory, psychedelic revelation, apocalypse culture and occult esoterica.  (Truth be told, we’ve also got a fine selection of classic and contemporary lit, art, poetry and the darker side of pop culture. AND REMEMBER—WE’RE ALWAYS BUYING AND TRADING!)

For more information and examples of Talento’s artwork, please visit Http://www.HelpWantedProductions.com/ and here is the immediate link to view some Online Galleries

PEEK  at the Artists Statement:
http://www.helpwantedproductions.com/artists_statement.pdf

GERM Books + Gallery, L.L.C.
308 East Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19125
215.423.5002

 

 

2 November, XXXIX A.S.:

Today, here in the USA it is election day, and we’ve been approached by many reporters and pundits hoping to find that the Church of Satan supports a particular candidate—usually the one running against the person they have selected for their vote. As an aside, they also have been asking about that crappy faked photo of Kerry “meeting” Anton LaVey. Apparently their critical faculties are impaired by their desire for some sort of scoop.

Generally, we must disappoint them, as the Church of Satan has no political dogma and does not endorse candidates. Our members determine their own personal political agendas, based on pragmatism. Satanists are not idealists, and they don’t vote in any sort of block. They are individualists who have set their own personal standards, who vote for the candidates that they have decided will have a positive impact on their lives. So amongst our members there are conservatives, liberals, republicans, democrats, independents, libertarians, and just about everything else that could be found in the spectrum of politics. The only basic commonality might be that Satanists tend to seek candidates that are supportive of civil liberties, as we are not interested in living under some theocratic system which would prohibit our personal freedom.

 

 

31 October, XXXIX A.S.:

A “Happy Halloween!” to true Satanists the world over.

Last year’s message by Magus Gilmore struck a dark chord for many, so we’ve decided to bring it back for those who missed it:

Tonight is the night when the mundane folk try to reach down inside and touch the darkness—which for us is a daily mode of existence. Particularly in the United States, Halloween is a time for celebrating “monster films,” wearing costumes of a macabre nature, and evoking the thrill of “fun fear.” Children of all ages can indulge their fantasies by donning garb that allows for intense role playing and the release of those demonic cores, oft hidden in the oubliettes of their psyches.

Though there are traditions which make this an occasion for recalling the dead, it has been popularized as a time to play with what historically were fears directed towards the unquiet spirits of the departed. And the grand traditional question “Trick or treat?” has become a means for fulfilling an indulgence in sweets, without the need to resort to the stated coercing device. We thus embrace what this holiday has become, and do not feel the need to be tied to ancient practices. This night, Satanists smile at the amateur explorers of their own inner darkness, for we know that they enjoy their brief dip into the pool of the “shadow world.” So on this eve of magic and mystery, we encourage their tenebrous fantasies, the candied indulgence, and the wide-ranging evocation of our aesthetics (while tolerating some of the chintzy versions), even if it is but once per annum. At other times of the year, when those not of our tribe shake their heads in wonder at us, we can point out that they may find some understanding by examining their own All Hallows Eve doings, as an alternative to our recent favored saying: “We’re just part of the Addams clan.”

So, have an indulgent, mysterious, and deeply satisfying Samhain!

Magus Peter H. Gilmore
Magistra Peggy Nadramia
Magistra Blanche Barton

 


And now for the treats!

RûNA Issue 15

RUNA #15

Rûna, produced by Eormensyl Hall of the Rune-Gild, is the periodical exploring the mysteries of Northern European mythology and magical practices. If such is your flagon of mead, then you will not want to miss this heady draught. The current issue examines the horned God Cernunnos, includes part 3 of the analysis of the connection between The Lord of the Rings films and Northern European mythology, as well as an interview with author Nigel Pennick, and many other informative essays and reviews, including Michael Moynihan’s “A Germanic Magic Lantern Cycle: Fritz Lang’s Die Nibelungen.”

To order an issue:

UK: £2.50 + 50p p&p, made payable to Eormensyl Hall, BM Sorcery, London WC1N 3XX.

GERMANY: €5.00, made payable to Equinoxe Organization, Beethovenstraße 59, 09130 Chemnitz.

USA: $7.00, made payable to Rûna-Raven Press, P.O. Box 557, Smithville, TX 78957 or
Dominion , P.O. Box 129, Waterbury Center, VT 05677-0129

 


 

The Trident No. 16

The Trident #16

Issue #16 of The Trident is the Death issue, but it is not the “downer” that the naïve might expect. Reverend Paulis gives us a tour of “Strange Austrian Burial Rites,” and as a proper book-end, Uncle Otto brings us to “The Museum of Funeral Customs” while aptly, there is an interview with Warlock Owen Leitsch, known for his intricate Necrosculptures. Many more fine reviews and other pieces populate this periodical necropolis. Click on the image above to visit the publisher’s website for ordering information, or visit the Emporium, which should soon have it in stock.

 

 

27 October, XXXIX A.S.:

One of our members in the Royal Navy recently won the right to be officially registered as a Satanist, and of course the press has got wind of it and a number of articles and discussions are being presented in all the major media. As is usual with contemporary journalistic lassitude, there is often a confusion of Satanism with devil-worship, but enough of our philosophy is being transmitted so that properly inclined individuals will take notice. Magus Gilmore has appeared on a couple of UK radio chat shows to clarify misconceptions, and our UK members and spokespersons have skillfully come to the fore and represented us with fervor, intelligence, and grace. This is spilling over into the US media, and our spokespersons here are also working to keep the issues on target.

Those who know our history will recall that the first public Satanic funeral was back in the early years of our organization’s existence, when a US Navy man died in a traffic accident and was given a burial over which Magus LaVey was celebrant and which included a Naval honor guard and a rifle salute. Our members in the US military have long had the right to have their affiliation noted, but many choose to be underground as bigotry from superior officers can cause much grief in a military career. Recently, it became more difficult for this recognition, and one of our intrepid members enlisted senatorial help to have his membership with our Church officially noted.

We are very proud of our many members who now serve (and who have served in the past) in the militias of several different nations, as their bravery is extraordinary, and their integrity outstanding.

 

 

22 October, XXXIX A.S.:

Events including our productive members and a worthy read to tickle your funnybone—

VISIONS FROM THE ABYSS
Reverend Steven Johnson Leyba and Stephen Kasner
will be showing new works together
in a San Francisco group show

Reverend Steven Johnson Leyba will be showing 11 new pieces in a group show at Balazo. 8 paintings will be pages from his 8th hand made book “The Great Satan.” This will be a sneak peak at some of the new work that will be showing at art@large in NYC in February (Feb. 11th opening in NY). Also member Stephen Kasner will have several paintings in the show.

Balazo Mission Badlands Gallery, Friday October 22, 9 pm
2811 Mission @ 24th

Art is often considered a celebration of the human condition and a vehicle to express the working of the human mind in its many manifestations. While some shy away from the darker, more infernal forces of the human psyche, others find power in expressing such subversive elements, bringing forth a beauty and luminescence from out of the gloom.

In a show featuring eight artists that choose to revel in the dark side, Visions From the Abyss, is set in the witching season of Halloween and the Day of the Dead. Bonded by a similar sentiment, yet varied in their personal styles, the art ranges from psychosexual collages to dark landscapes of urban decay and oil paintings rich in color and bizarre, twisted imagery.

Artists: Carl Auge, Judd Hawk, Eric Joyner, Stephen Kasner, Steven Leyba, Chris Trian, Txutxo Perez, Steve Richards, Dara Santhai

Several of the artists have appeared in Juxtapoz magazine, and Stephen Kasner is represented by the same agent as H. R. Giger.

The exhibit is curated by a resident artist of the Balazo Mission Badlands Gallery

 


 

True Crime & Warped Minds—Come and Trip the Light Forensic
For the first time ever True Crime Experts and Enthusiasts get together and talk turkey about the world's most heinous crimes and the criminals that perpetrated them.

This multimedia show is like CSI turned upsidedown! It includes rare video footage, live presentations, and rare artifacts, evidence, and serial killer artwork that will be on display for examination and insight. Every show will feature different special guests from the true crime world who will take part in a forum discussion that will enthrall and disgust, and it will all be broadcast live on the internet for “Three Ring Radio.”

Nothing is taboo for these folks, they have all been de-sensitized by years of research and experience. See a live murder attempt caught on video—by the victim! Different guests in each city will explore the gruesome details of the crimes that they have studied, prosecuted, survived, or been involved in along with the perpetrators. Find out the truth, draw your own conclusions, and hear the real facts for the first time! Forget the narrow reports from the newspapers—these stories prove truth is stranger than fiction!

The event is hosted by Three Ring Radio barker Shane Bugbee and includes his wife, horror writer Amy Bugbee. Other guests include Joe Hiles, founder of the informative website Serial Killer Central, and artist Doug Mesner. Several true crime filmmakers will screen movies, including “H.H. Holmes: America’s First Serial Killer,” and a rare collection of artifacts will be on display. Be warned, some of the images presented here are quite graphic and will follow you to the grave.

For more information check out www.evilnow.com.
Contact Shane or Amy Bugbee at 219-931-9300, or email: crime@evilnow.com

TOUR DATES:

OCT. 27th, LOUISVILLE, KY—Expo 5, 2900 S. Seventh St. (502) 636-3532. Admission: $10
Warlock Owen Leitsch will be present, exhibiting art work and selling merchandise that isn’t yet available on his web site.

OCT. 28th, BALTIMORE, MD—Reptilian Records, 403 S. Broadway (410) 327-6853

OCT. 29th - 31st, E. RUTHERFORD, NJ—CHILLER THEATRE, Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel, E. Rutherford, N. J.

NOV. 2nd, PHILADELPHIA, PA—Eastern State Penitentiary, 2124 Fairmount Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130 (215) 236-3300. Admission: $20—Includes tour, screening and cocktail party across the street at Jack’s Firehouse. 7pm

NOV. 3rd, BOSTON, MA—Zeitgeist Gallery, 1353 Cambridge Street (in Inman Square), Cambridge, MA (617) 876-6060 9:30 pm. Admission: $10

NOV. 5th, CLEVELAND, OH—The Grog Shop, Cleveland Heights, OH (216) 321-5588

NOV. 7th, DETROIT, MI—The Belmont, 10215 Campau St., Hamtramck, MI (313) 871-1966

 


 

WHEN WILL JESUS BRING THE PORK CHOPS?

Cover: George Carlin's

The most delightfully misanthropic humorist is back with a third book which will bring many laughs and perhaps some insights into the foibles of our silly species. Carlin includes advertisement parodies, surreal vignettes, cutting observations, odd reality show treatments, and rampant lampooning of just about everyone. He is obsessed with the implications of proliferating euphemisms, and continuously picks at that scab. There are also bizarre biographical sketches scattered throughout of a series of uncles which seem like they might be referring to far-flung members of the Addams family.

In addition to his disgust for the behavior of many humans, our readers will share his scathing contempt for most organized religions which he expresses without stinting.

To quote the maestro of mockery:

“Christians must be sick in the head. Only someone who hates himself could possibly think of the pleasures of masturbation as self-abuse.”

“People who see life as anything more than pure entertainment are missing the point.”

At the very least you’ll find quote-worthy lines to enrich your collection of “sig” files. We suspect that you will enjoy it as much as we did, and laugh yourself into tears. Click on the cover above to order a copy from Amazon.com.

 


 

TBF Deadline

This Halloween is the final deadline for submissions to the last magazine-format issue of The Black Flame. Everyone who has contributed material for this is asked to touch base with us, as there is still time for amendments to the text of your submitted essays and reviews. Submissions should be in plain text, rich text, or MS Word formats.

 

 

13 October, XXXIX A.S.:

We have another fine group of interesting items and events for our cherished members.

OCCULT INVESTIGATOR

Cover: Bob Johnson's

Author Bob Johnson’s second book* is a must for any who enjoy exploits along the lines of series such as The X-Files and the earlier Kolchak: The Night Stalker. Johnson details his founding of a paranormal investigative branch of a licensed detective angency, and then invites us along with he and his lovely psychic partner Silvana for vividly described exploits. It is a well-written collection of spooky case files which is just in time to help get you in the mood for the Halloween season.

Psychic Silvana and Investigator Bob Johnson

Of great interest to our audience is the chapter “The Satanists Next Door,” in which nosey neighbors are alarmed at Satanic rituals being performed in their apartment building (they overhear the music, smell the incense, and listen to the vigorous shouts of “Hail Satan!”). This could possibly happen to many of you! Johnson reveals to the bewildered that these Devil’s disciples are indeed the real thing, not what they imagine them to be from popular mythology.

So click on the cover above to order your copy from Amazon.com, and if you are interested in seeking out their services, click here or on the photo of the dynamic duo above.

*His first book, Corporate Magick: Mystical Tools for Business Success, provides sound advice in ritual and manipulative techniques for those afraid to embrace darker symbolism.

 


 

Lust Magazine: for adults only!

Lust Magazine is the product of Church of Satan members who participate in our Human Sexuality Special Interest Group. This forum for presenting mature discussions and informative articles regarding a broad range of sexual possibilities is intended for adults only. By clicking on the linked image above, you will be brought to disclaimer pages which must be read fully and honestly replied to before entry into this site.

The October issue provides a detailed examination of the Marquis de Sade, a name known to many, but an author few have perused. There are guides to his writings, to biographical books, and to films made from his works and films with the divine Marquis as a character. Indeed, a true “Sade-fest” for your Epicurean delight! There is fiction and the usual informative columns as well for a very full issue. Click on the image above to open your mind to the revolutionary ideas of this man whose works have gone from pornography to classics.

 


 

Russ Meyer (1922-2004)

Russ Meyer

On September 22 we lost another fellow whose works are making the transition from pornography to classics: film-maker and photographer Russ Meyer.

The Immoral Mr. Teas

He was a pioneer of “skin flicks,” his early work featured the mild titillations of “The Immoral Mister Teas,” whose obsession brings to mind breasts regardless of what spheroids he’s viewing. Meyer’s main body of work includes the many wildly surreal movies in which women with immense bosoms (natural!) are the characters of power while their men are simply sex objects for athletic gyrations, such as “Vixen,” “Supervixens,” and “Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens.” There is much humor but no hardcore action in these films which Meyers described as “passion plays. ... Beauty against something that’s totally evil.” The evil was generally sexual repression, though it could be unjust violence which might lead to proper revenge as epitomized in “Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill!” which has made the art house circuit for years. His proclivity for “cantilevered cuties” lead to the word “breast” being his signature.

Meyer’s film “Beyond The Valley of the Dolls” (written by Roger Ebert) is a campy, more mainstream romp through the dens of debauchery of the 70s, and certainly worth a look for any misanthropologist who might want to sample some of that decade’s sleaze. Some critics have even included it in their lists of the best films from that period. Meyer fit the definition of a film auteur, as he wrote, directed, photographed, and edited these films himself, and he became wealthy from their popularity. Click on his image at top for a link to an adult site which includes a detailed biography and film list. Click on the cover of “Mr. Teas” to visit Meyer’s own site which sells DVDs of his films as well as his autobiography: “Russ Meyer: A Clean Breast.”

So, the king is dead—long live the “King of the Nudies”!

 


 

Elmer Bernstein (1922-2004)

Elmer Bernstein

Yet another film music great has passed on (August 28), and the cinema will be the less for it. Bernstein’s remarkable career showed his wide range in the 1950s, wherein he scored the ultra-low budget sci-fi film “Robot Monster” (the alien was a guy in a gorilla suit wearing a space helmet with TV antennae), as well as the mega-spectacle “The Ten Commandments” by Cecil B. DeMille. His music in both cases was superb, and elevated both films accordingly.

Bernstein could use whatever style he felt worked best, and his jazz-flavored score for the Frank Sinatra vehicle “The Man With The Golden Arm” is a prime example. He also excelled at scoring comedies, and did not condescend to “mickey-mousing,” but wrote emotionally evocative music that added to the humor. Favorites are “Ghostbusters,” and the always delightful chronicle of Apollo vs. Dionysos, “Animal House.” He also did fine military scores for films such as “The Great Escape” and “The Bridge at Remagen.”

So keep your eye on the credits when watching many a film, and if you spot Bernstein’s name, you’ll know that you are in for a treat.

 


 

The Quintessentials

Dwarves and The Quintessentials Poster

Hawaii based Satanic/Horror Punk band, The Quintessentials, will be performing live in Honolulu with punk legends THE DWARVES! This is in support of The Dwarves’ final release, “The Dwarves Must Die,” and is their farewell tour. This show is also the last show of the year for The Quintessentials, who will be preparing to record their third full-length CD, “Legends from the Grave” (due out early 2005).

See www.TheQuintessentials.com and 808shows.com for more information.

 


 

THE SWARM OF ETERNAL BLACKNESS WEST COAST TOUR ‘04
w/ KULT ov AZAZEL, TERATISM, SUMERIA & SCORCHED EARTH

Kult Ov Azazel Tour Poster

November 19, 2004 - San Marcos, CA @ Longshot Saloon
local support: Mictlantecuhtli & Nos Vrolok

November 20, 2004 - Los Angeles, CA @ CC's Roadhouse
local support: Infinitum Obscure

November 21, 2004 - San Francisco, CA @ Balazo Gallery
local support: Morbosidad

November 22, 2004 - Portland, Or @ Ash Street Saloon

November 24, 2004 - Seattle, WA @ The Funhouse

November 25, 2004 - Vancouver, Canada @ The Astoria

 

 

24 September, XXXIX A.S.:

For those who might be in the Portland area from October 1-3, attendance at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival could prove to be a fascinating experience. A number of our members will be there, and Citizen Taylor and Warlock Malebranche—artists from our Visual Arts SIG—will have pieces in the on-screen art show.

 


 

Also of interest is a new exhibition at the wonderful Los Angeles Petersen Automotive Musem, “Hearses and the Dying Art of Coachbuilding,” on view from September 25 through November 7, 2004. It will include a beautiful 1951 vehicle belonging to our very own Agents Sinnz and Moore.

 

 

22 September, XXXIX A.S.:

Today we mark the seasonal change—to Fall in the Northern Hemisphere, and Spring in the Southern Hemisphere—and so wish an “Exquisite Equinox!” to true Satanists the world over.

Magus Peter H. Gilmore
Magistra Peggy Nadramia
Magistra Blanche Barton

 


 

The Trident No. 15

The Trident #15

Issue #15 of The Trident is the humor issue, embracing the “Trickster” spirit with comedic pieces as well as some essays about humor itself, and a fine compendium of comics who certainly will tickle your funny bone. There is also an interview with Bill M., who hosts “The Devil’s Mischief” on Radio Free Satan. Click on the image above to visit the publisher’s website for ordering information, or visit the Emporium, which should soon have it in stock.

 


 

Magister Paradise of Purging Talon has created a wonderful new video promo for our Church. You can download it (it is 2.1 MB) by clicking this link (QuickTime player required).

 

 

13 August, XXXIX A.S.:

A fortunate “Friday the 13th” to all!

To our members on Florida’s west coast—may you move swiftly, surely, and safely as you respect Nature’s might and protect that which is precious from the hurricane. Our thoughts are with you.

 


 

ATTENTION EVERYONE!!

It is my pleasure to announce to you that Satanism Today on Demand is here!

Now, you can listen to Satanism Today at your leisure!  No more having to make time in your busy schedules to hear the show. Now, you can get your news and commentary from the Satanic perspective with just a click of your mouse!  Interviews with prominent and productive members of the Church of Satan are at your fingertips!

Just go to www.satanismtoday.net and click on “ST On Demand” to subscribe!

Satanism Today On Demand is just the first phase of Satanism Today’s relaunch. Stay tuned for more neat things to come your way!

Hail the Citizens of the Infernal Empire! Hail Satan!

Reverend David Harris
Host—Satanism Today
www.satanismtoday.net
www.purgingtalon.com/satanismtoday

 


 

EVILSPEAK

DVD: EVILSPEAK

Finally, the uncut version of this diabolically entertaining 1982 film starring Clint Howard makes its way to DVD. As Coopersmith, an orphan enrolled in a military academy, he is harassed by just about everyone. Howard gives a convincing portrayal of a sad sack who finally, with the help of the spirit of a long-dead Devil-worshipper, exacts graphic revenge upon all who have unjustly wronged him. Coopersmith uses his computer to help unravel the secrets of an ancient grimoire, and the machine itself proves to be a gateway for the vengeful spirit’s manifestation. Through rites conducted in the ritual chamber hidden in the campus chapel’s basement, Coopersmith finally evokes what he requires for justice to be served.

Click on the image above to order it from Amazon.com.

 


 

FREAKS

DVD: FREAKS

Tod Browning’s 1932 landmark shocker also arrives on DVD. It frightened audiences when first shown as the cast was composed of actual freaks, and for many years it was considered a forbidden film. Dr. LaVey championed it during the time when it was not available—he had his own print for special showings. This grim tale of loyalty, betrayal, and vengeance is a Satanic classic.

Click on the image to order it from Amazon.com.

 

 

10 August, XXXIX A.S.:

The Ghost, Issue #1

Billing itself as “The voice of Satanism in the province of Québec,” editor Sonny B’s debut publication has an excellent interview with martial arts master Colonel Akula, and delightful pieces by Magister Robert Lang and Magistra Diana DeMagis, as well as an interview with former Church of Satan member Vincent Crowley.

It will be published three times a year in English and French versions and can be had in Canada for $4.00 Canadian, in the U.S. for $4.00 in U.S. funds, and overseas for $6.00 (cash or money orders payable to “Sonny B”).

The Ghost, P.O. Box 1235, Sept-îles (Québec), G4R 4X7, Canada

 


 

Magick Mind Radio

Magus Gilmore was the guest of co-hosts Dr. Ed Craft and novelist Tamara Thorne on this Internet radio talk show last night. All participants enjoyed a cordial evening which served to inform many people as to what contemporary Satanists actually believe and do, and it included discussions of contemporary Paganism as well.

The show is already present on their Past Show Archive page, so click on the link and scroll down until you see it.

 


 

The Quintessentials & Blink 182 LIVE!

Friday, August 13
Blaisedell Arena
Honolulu, Hawaii

Doors: 7 pm
Tickets from the original date (April 3rd) are still valid and will be honored on August 13th!
This show was ‘Sold Out’ back in February... IF any tickets get returned for a refund by the original ticket-holder, you can buy some from www.ticketmaster.com (use the find tickets feature). You just might get lucky...

See 808shows.com for more info.

 

 

6 August, XXXIX A.S.:

Hans Bellmer:
Little Anatomy of the Physical Unconscious,
or The Anatomy of the Image

Hans Bellmer: Little Anatomy of the Physical Unconscious...

Dominion Press brings us a landmark volume, which in itself is an exquisite work of art. Hans Bellmer (1902-1975) was a cohort of the original Surrealists and Dadaists, producing paintings, photographs, drawings, and, most disturbingly, erotic sculptures of a peculiarly fragmented “doll” which he also photographed so as to embody specific perspectives on this artificial human lust object. This book presents the first English translation of Bellmer’s rhapsodic essay expounding his sensualist perspective wherein human perception focused through the lens of desire is integral to the creation of his art. The writing itself is a reflection of his visual creations, and Bellmer described this work as “poetic secrets and whims intermixed with cold, objective thought, and a certain scientific dryness.” He explores identity and perception, and in so doing produces a grimoire which advances the Surrealist “black art” of creating real world talismans to assist in the manifestation of one’s darkest dreams.

The book is a beautifully designed hardcover, with optically resonant, textured endpapers and a gold-embossed and textured cover image, which includes interior reproductions of Bellmer drawings to accompany the text. Joe Coleman, a modern master, presents a foreward and translator Jon Graham supplies an introduction that prepares one for the journey to follow. This work provides much to savor for those interested in Surrealism, human psychology, eroticism, and magic in a Pygmalion mode.

You may click on the image above to order it from Amazon.com or you may purchase it via mail order for $26.00 postpaid in the USA or $34.00 airmail to the rest of the world.

Checks or money orders in USD to:
Dominion, P.O. Box 129, Waterbury Center, VT 05677-0129 USA

PayPal accepted to dominion@pshift.com

 


 

COOP: PARTS WITH APPEAL

Coop: Parts With Appeal invitation

To continue in the vein of what one might call “auto-erotic” art, our own master, Magister Coop, is launching a monumental new painting at sixspace in Los Angeles, with the show to run from August 14 through September 19. If you are in the L.A. vicinity, do stop by and have your eyes boggled. Click on the image above to visit Coopstuff.com’s News page for details.

 


 

Thunder Lizard Sushi Stomp

And at Santa Fe’s Skeleton Art gallery, our Reverend Timothy Patrick Butler will be included in a group show described as “a fire breathin’ group show of paintings with a crushing Japanese monster movie feel...” How could that be bad? It runs from August 13 to September 16. Click on the title to visit the gallery site for more information.

 


 

We invite you to visit our LINKS page and head to the bottom for a new section which will present annual or otherwise recurring events that may be of interest to our members.

 


 

Crypt Magazine

The current issue of this online music magazine features interviews with our dear Reverend Thomas Thorn of the Electric Hellfire Club, who speaks on many topics from music and sex to Satanism and beyond, as well as Citizen Scott Chamberlain, who presents his perspectives on being a Satanist. Click on the links to take a look.

 

 

30 July, XXXIX A.S.:

We introduce Deviant Bodies, a project of the Church of Satan Science Special Interest Group. It is an online magazine consisting of articles researched and written by the group’s participants which include science professionals, students, and science enthusiasts.

A wide array of topics will be explored in the pursuit of our goals of stimulation, motivation, and entertainment.

 

 

29 July, XXXIX A.S.:

Bryan Moore’s COOL AIR

Cool Air

The H.P. Lovecraft Collection, Volume 1

Fans of Lovecraft’s writing often bemoan the lack of quality, authenticity, and atmosphere in many film adaptations of The Old Gent’s fiction. Now they can cease their cavils and embrace Bryan Moore’s superlative version of Cool Air. Moore scripted, directed, and stars as Randolph Carter, and he gives us a high quality film, shot in evocative black & white, which is evidently a labor of love. Jack Donner embodies Dr. Munoz to perfection, and the moody cinematography and detailed sets serve to bring this tale to the screen in a definitive manner.

This DVD includes four additional short films: Christian Matzke’s An Imperfect Solution (another take on Herbert West), and Nyarlathotep, and Anthony Penta’s The Hound and The Hapless Antiquarian. There are also interviews with the cast and crew of Cool Air, an interview with Lovecraft scholar S.T. Joshi concerning the material adapted in the included films, and even a couple of teasers for the annual H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival.

The care taken with the aesthetics of this release includes the exquisite design of the package and included booklet. This is an essential DVD for all Lovecraft aficionados. Click on the image above to visit Lurker Films’ site and order it, lest some nameless horror torment you.

 


 

Sangre Cavallum: Barbara Carmina

Sangre Cavallum: Barbara Carmina

This is the debut CD album of the Northern Portuguese traditionalist music group Sangre Cavallum, released on the Storm Records label, with distribution worldwide through Tesco. It features 18 tracks of well-wrought folk music, most newly composed and played on an array of traditional instruments (with some discreet use of modern sounds) as well as adaptations of historical pieces, which the ensemble describes as “Old and new tribute songs to the land of our birth.”

They are inspired by ancient folk customs, pre-Christian vestiges, and traditional music of their homeland in Northern Portugal/Galicia. Its history is one of warring Indo-European tribes, Celts and Romans and it is the intent of Sangre Cavallum to allow the voices of these ancestral specters to speak through their chants and melodies. If pagan sounds are what you seek, here are finely crafted tunes which will bring barbarous enchantment.

Sangre Cavallum’s “Barbara Carmina” is available for $16 postpaid in the USA from:

TESCO DISTRIBUTION USA
PO BOX 523, EASTON, PA 18044-0523 USA

Or click on the cover above to order online.

 


 

Den Sataniske Bibelen

Den Sataniske Bibelen

A Norwegian translation of Anton Szandor LaVey’s The Satanic Bible is now available, produced by Wolf's Lair DA in Oslo. This trade paperback edition contains four striking new illustrations to divide the four books within as well as a portrait of the author on the back cover. It makes a fine embodiment of Dr. LaVey’s seminal work, and our congratulations go to everyone who made this possible.

It may be ordered by visiting the publisher’s site (click on the cover) and it will soon be available through The Emporium as well.

 

 

23 July, XXXIX A.S.:

Today we have some musical items of import.

 

Jerry Goldsmith

Jerry Goldsmith

1929-2004

We mourn the loss on Tuesday, 21 July, of Jerry Goldsmith, one of the greatest film composers. Many of our readers will be familiar with his Oscar-winning music for “The Omen” as well as its two sequels. His work is noted for being able to reach and heighten the emotional core of any scene. Epic scores for military-themed films such as “Patton,” (who could forget those distant trumpet triplets?) “The Blue Max” and “MacArthur,” are landmarks of his earlier work. Science fiction triumphs include “Planet of the Apes,” “Alien,” “Logan’s Run” and “Star Trek, The Motion Picture” (the heroic main title of which became the theme for the TV series “Star Trek: The Next Generation”). He scored several other “Trek” films, including the most recent “Star Trek; Nemesis” and he composed the theme for the series “Star Trek: Voyager.” His opulent score for choir and orchestra for the Ridley Scott fantasy film “Legend” was jettisoned for the American version (Scott dumbed the film down for the US release), but it was fully restored for the director’s cut on DVD.

Anyone wishing to write music for films would do well to study this master’s body of work; recordings of his scores hold their own as pure, deeply moving music. “Bravo!” Maestro Goldsmith. You will be sorely missed, and never forgotten.

 


 

Lucifer Rising

Lucifer Rising soundtrack

At long last we have the ultimate audio documentation of the music for Kenneth Anger’s ground-breaking film/Working, “Lucifer Rising.” Michael Moynihan’s poetically evocative liner notes will take you along for the strange journey that was the stormy collaboration between BeauSoleil and Anger.

On disc one you will hear the complete film score recorded by BeauSoleil and the Freedom Orchestra from 1977-79. Disc two features long-lost recordings of The Orkustra, BeauSoleil’s “psychedelic chamber group” which inspired Anger to bring BeauSoleil on to this project, as well as music by his next band, The Magick Powerhouse of Oz, which shows what might have been musically wrought for Anger’s initial version of this film in 1967 had it then come to completion.

Click on the image above to purchase this set from Amazon.com.

 


 

Bombay Dreams

Bombay Dreams

We saw a surprising musical the other night here on Broadway: Bombay Dreams. Composed by A R Rahman, it is almost the usual theatrical tale of a young man who dreams of success in the entertainment field, in this case Bombay's “Bollywood,” told in the manner of the stylized fantasy films which are produced in that Indian counterpart to Hollywood. The music is, for the most part, refreshingly exotic, with delicate turns of melody and much wonderful percussion—there are two solo percussionists placed on balconies flanking the stage who play with great gusto.

As one might expect, Akaash (Manu Narayan), the handsome, talented “slum boy,” attains his dream of becoming a star, and bedding the luscious Rani (Ayesha Dharker—a talented comedic actress as well as a Bombay Bombshell), whom he previously admired as the reigning film star. He had Rani posters plastering the walls of the hovel he shared with his grandmother, so this is quite a successful “Is-To-Be.” He gets caught up in his success, following advice from his director to keep his past secret, but ultimately acts in a just manner, helping those who helped him. Sadly, his best friend Sweetie (Sriram Ganesan), one of the Hijira (eunuchs) is killed by the Brahmin villain Vikram (Deep Katdare), who demonstrates the reality of the corruption of Bombay and how he used it for great personal success. He underestimates the power of a “film god,” regardless of his class origin, and so loses his bid for greater wealth. It is interesting to note that the hero can only attain what is just with the aid of money and power he has earned as a star. However, that achievement required him to temporarily sever ties with his past. He does not pine to return to poverty, but must learn how best to wield his new status. I have left out some major points so as not to provide complete “spoilers” for the plot.

Ultimately, the message of the show is delivered by Grandmother, who states that she’d prayed to the gods for many years and was still wearing the same old sari—so clearly your destiny is in your own hands. Additionally, since both Akaash and Rani came from the untouchable class, they prove that artificial caste systems cannot stifle the talents of those who really work their own personal magic—the power of the aristocracy of the able.

With the lush sets, gorgeous Indian costumes—which particularly show off the beautiful gals, exotic choreography, and some stand-out vocal talent (Ian Jutsun’s keening of the Lament for Sweetie’s funeral procession was particularly noteworthy—he’s somebody to watch), and a dynamite supporting cast who play many different roles with great aplomb, one would think this would sell-out regularly. Of course, it doesn’t, so it may not get beyond the New York and London productions.

If you enjoy musical theatre with superior music and production values, an exotic twist, and a rather Satanic “moral,” then do your best to catch this one before it is just a dream remembered.

 

 

16 July, XXXIX A.S.:

On July 14 the proposed Constitutional amendment intended to ban same-sex marriages was stopped for this session of Congress. That doesn’t mean it has been ended completely, as those wishing to impose Christian morality on everyone living in the United States may again push for this in the future. However, it does seem to be a positive sign for resisting religious intrusion into the secular government of the United States. We think that the Founding Fathers would be proud.

 


 

RûNA Issue 14

RUNA #14

For those intrigued by the renaissance of interest in Northern European mythology and magical practices, Rûna, produced by Eormensyl Hall of the Rune-Gild, is the periodical you will want to read. This issue includes essays comparing the Runes with Ogham signs, part 2 of the analysis of the connection between The Lord of the Rings films and Northern European mythology, an essay covering Thomas Jefferson’s promotion of Anglo-Saxon for contemporary use, and many other detailed and thought-provoking essays and reviews.

To order an issue:

UK: £2.50 + 50p p&p, made payable to Eormensyl Hall, BM Sorcery, London WC1N 3XX.

GERMANY: €5.00, made payable to Equinoxe Organization, Beethovenstraße 59, 09130 Chemnitz.

USA: $7.00, made payable to Rûna-Raven Press, P.O. Box 557, Smithville, TX 78957 or
Dominion , P.O. Box 129, Waterbury Center, VT 05677-0129

 


 

The Dark Corner Issue #1

The Dark Corner Issue #1

From Finland comes this fine debut publication produced by Finnish members of the Church of Satan. It is written in English and features an extensive interview with editor Marcus, an essay on Nietzsche’s third side perspective about the Jews, a solid piece on Robert Ardrey, and other fascinating writing applying Satanic philosophy to the real world.

In Finland it costs €5.00, and outside of Finland $8.00 in US funds or €6.00. Click on the cover above to visit their site for ordering information.

 


 

OVO Issue 15: Sperm

OVO #15

The long dormant OVO magazine (Issue 14 was released in 1992) blazed many paths later explored by others. Editor Trevor Blake is planning a revival with Issue #15, and he is seeking articles and art on the topic: Sperm. You can see from the image above where that might lead. Click on it to visit the web site.

So get your submissions motile and send them to:
Trevor Blake, P.O. Box 2321, Portland, OR 97208-2321 USA

 


 

IKON

Psychic Vampire Tour 2004

27.08.2004 I-Rome, Jungle Club
01.09.2004 D-Frankfurt, The Cave
03.09.2004 D-Krefeld, Kulturfabrik (Waves Of  Darkness Festival)
04.09.2004 D-Roßlau, Autumn Days-Festival  2004
05.09.2004 D-Berlin, K17
06.09.2004 D-Greifswald, The Black  Box
07.09.2004 D-Kiel, Böll 2
09.09.2004 UK-Sheffield, Corporation  Nightclub Venue
10.09.2004 UK-London, Camden Underworld
11.09.2004 B-Gavere, GCC Racing (with PLASTIC, ELUSIVE a.m.)
12.09.2004 B-Mechelen,  Theatrium (with PLASTIC, ELUSIVE a.m.)

 

 

20 June, XXXIX A.S.:

Today we mark the seasonal change—to Summer in the Northern Hemisphere, and Winter in the Southern Hemisphere—and so wish a “Superlative Solstice !” to true Satanists the world over.

Magus Peter H. Gilmore
Magistra Peggy Nadramia
Magistra Blanche Barton

 


 

The Trident No. 14

The Trident #14

Issue #14 of The Trident is the travel issue, pointing out diabolically fascinating places to visit the world over, including articles by Reverends Thomas Thorn and Herbert Paulis. Click on the image above to visit their website for ordering information, or visit the Emporium, which should soon have it in stock.

 

 

19 June, XXXIX A.S.:

Today is the last day one can join the Church of Satan at the rate of $100 ($104 via PayPal). Registered Memberships sent via postal mail must be postmarked by today, and PayPal payments must be sent before 12 midnight EST tonight. As of tomorrow, the Solstice, the rate is $200 in US funds via postal mail ($208 via PayPal).

 


 

Satanismi Suomessa

Satanismi Suomessa (Satanism in Finland) is a new site created by our Finnish members, and it may be read in either Finnish or English.

 

 

21 May, XXXIX A.S.:

Today, the German cable television network ZDF is scheduled to air Satanismus Das Böse in der Kunst on their cultural program Aspekte.

Magister Diabolos Rex

The program features interviews with Magister Rex Diabolos Church and Agent Chris Redstar. Those of you who have access to this network may enjoy this presentation. Click on the image for more information.

 


 

RULE SATANNIA #4

Rule Satannia #4

We are graced with another superb issue of Rule Satannia: The Voice of Satanism in the United Kingdom. Among the rich contents you will find interviews with Priestess Magda Graham, Mr. G. Gibson, and Warlock Jack Malebranche. There are many other articles and reviews which are certain to enrich you. Click on the image to visit their site for ordering information, or keep an eye on the Emporium.

 


 

IKON—“Psychic Vampire”

IKON: Psychic Vampire EP IKON: Psychic Vampire CD single

Australian gothic rock band IKON has released their vocal exploration of Anton LaVey’s concept of the “Psychic Vampire” on two CDs: an 8 track EP as well as a CD single with 3 remixes of this song and 3 live tracks recorded in Milan. The song will also appear on their forthcoming full length CD, “Destroying The World To Save It.” For more information about IKON as well as to order their music, click on the cover images.

 


 

The Best of
Subterranean SINema

The Best of Subterranean SINema

The Best of Subterranean SINema DVD has been released by Purging Talon. In its first six years, Subterranean SINema rose to infamy as Burlington, Vermont’s “most controversial show” on public access TV. Now, you can experience all of the fun, fear, and fanaticism with this DVD compilation of its best material. Also included is exclusive never-before-aired content. Click on the image above to visit the SubSIN site for details.

 

 

9 May, XXXIX A.S.:

S Magazine Issue 2

S Magazine Issue 2

The new issue of the magazine which explores indulgence and Satanic living in its many forms is now available through the Emporium. Readers will enjoy the reviews, recipes, and articles as well as the board game “Demonopoly” and a list of Infernal Names culled from many different cultures. Click on the cover image for their web site, or visit the Emporium to order your copy.

 


 

Not Like Most Issue 14

Not Like Most Issue 14

Yet another fine issue of Not Like Most makes its way into the world. Magister Nemo of the Temple of the Vampire discusses that organization. Also included are essays on “Absolute Human Companions,” “Horror Movie Memories,” and other fascinating articles as well as informative media reviews, and much more. Visit the Emporium to grab your copy, or click on the cover to visit the Purging Talon site.

 

 

30 April, XXXIX A.S.:

Walpurgisnacht greetings to all true Satanists!

Tonight we celebrate the thirty-eighth anniversary of the founding of the Church of Satan. We take this night our rightful due, embracing felicitous temptation, for ours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory!

We commemorate the brilliance of our founder, Anton Szandor LaVey, for his bold act in consecrating a true temple of the flesh, which waxes ever greater.

And we salute our extraordinary members worldwide, whose productive activities continue to enrich us with wonders hitherto unimagined.

Hail Anton Szandor LaVey!

Hail Satan!

Magus Peter H. Gilmore
Magistra Peggy Nadramia
Magistra Blanche Barton

 


 

SETI@home

Click on the link to read about the Church of Satan’s SETI@home team, founded by Reverend Schlesinger, and learn the details for participation.

 


 

Hell Raising

The Council of Nine has decided that the time has come for an increase in the fee for lifetime Registered Membership in the Church of Satan. Just about two decades ago, Anton LaVey established the fee of $100, intending it to be an amount that would demonstrate a certain commitment from individuals who chose to affiliate and thus offer support to our organization. To again approach that level, our fee will henceforth be $200 in U.S. funds. The date this change will take place is the Summer Solstice, 20 June, 2004 C.E., so there is still time for ladies and gentlemen to join at our current price.

 

 

22 April, XXXIX A.S.:

For those in the Kentucky area, there will be an art show this Saturday including pieces by two of our members: Abby Brimstone and Owen Leitsch.

Art for Evolution invitiation front

Art for Evolution invitation, back

Louisville Assembly of Vanguard Art

2nd Annual Spring Art Exhibition

Saturday, April 24, 2004

1:00 – 9:00 pm

At the LAVA House! - 927 Shelby Parkway, Louisville KY

 

 

16 April, XXXIX A.S.:

From U.S.A.F.
For Immediate Release

THE UNSPEAKABLE SATANIC PARTY

An exhibition/performance with Reverend Steven Johnson Leyba of the Church of Satan and U.S.A.F., who has been banned from most San Francisco venues for his controversial performances.* In 1997, he cursed the 49ers—the curse still stands. This is his first performance in two years.

Other infamous participants include: JADE-BLUE ECLIPSE, LADY HADES, U.S.A.F., and more. Music by U.S.A.F., Satan’s-Son-In-Law, Whore and DJ L.X.. Word assaults by local poets Joe Donahue, Jennifer Fox Bennett, and Monique Lorraine Everhart.

BALAZO GALLERY
2811 Mission St. @ 24th, San Francisco
SATURDAY, MAY 1ST at 9 PM
$3-5 Dollars sliding scale

Contact : 415-282-1548

WARNED NEVER TO PERFORM IN S.F. AGAIN!

UNSPEAKABLE a film by Marc Rokoff

Come celebrate the UNSPEAKABLE SATANIC PARTY and the release of UNSPEAKABLE a movie about Reverend Steven Johnson Leyba by Marc Rokoff and view his most recently finished hand painted book, BLACK SWASTIKA.

*From local press:

“The FECAL ENCRUSTED DILDO was thrown into the audience and hit a female bartender. According to the owner of the Cat Club, this assault severely traumatized the bartender.”—S.F. Venue

“...was whipped severely with a ‘cat o’ nine tails,’ BLED PROFUSELY AND A LARGE AMOUNT OF BLOOD WAS SPLATTERED INTO THE AUDIENCE.”—S.F. Venue

“These officers called my client and told him that a performance of this type would not be tolerated.”—S.F. Venue

 

 

11 April, XXXIX A.S.:

Today we celebrate the anniversary of the birth of our founder,
Anton Szandor LaVey.

Anton Szandor LaVey in the Magic Circle days.

You will never be forgotten, cherished comrade and mentor, as your vision continues to manifest with ever-greater scope and profundity.

Hail Anton Szandor LaVey!
Hail Satan!

 


 

And now for some antidotes to Easter:

Magus Gilmore comments on Mel Gibson’s blood-drenched Jesus flick in “A Clockwork Messiah.” Also look for his conversation with Shane Bugbee on “Three Ring Radio” wherein he touches on this subject, as well as many more—available on Radio Free Satan.

 


 

Tortures and Torments of the Christian Martyrs

Tortures and Torments of the Christian Martyrs

Feral House re-releases their classic illustrated volume which contains an essay, “On the Physical Death of Jesus Christ,” that may have been used as source material for Mel Gibson’s “nail the Nazarene” party.

 


 

The Trident No. 13

The Trident #13

Issue #13 of The Trident is the Spring issue, including potent pieces by Reverend Thomas Thorn and Master Robert The Merciless. As usual, there are many additional fine essays and reviews providing diabolical food for thought. Click on the image above to visit their website for ordering information.

 


 

Lust Magazine: for adults only!

Lust Magazine is the product of Church of Satan members who participate in our Human Sexuality Special Interest Group. This forum for presenting mature discussions and informative articles regarding a broad range of sexual possibilities is intended for adults only. By clicking on the linked image above, you will be brought to disclaimer pages which must be read fully and honestly replied to before entry into this site.

The new issue provides a cornucopia of articles, reviews, and even horror fiction for a Spring celebration of varied aspects of the carnal.

 


 

Reverend Matt Paradise has added The Viewing Room to his superb Purging Talon site. It is a library of brief Quicktime files some of which are of his video offerings, and these are certain to whet your appetite for the full DVDs.

 

 

31 March, XXXIX A.S.:

We have events and publications to tickle your fancy.

This evening, our esteemed Reverend Carl Abrahamsson will make an appearance in Oslo on a panel which is rather humorous in context. It includes a theologian who is an expert on “the problem of evil,” one of Norway’s best known philosophers (author of The Philosophy of Evil) and some lay judges. His task will be, as a “lackey of Satan,” to decide upon the most credible—and entertaining—theory about whom the Antichrist might be.

Visit www.kjetter.com for details.

 


 

The Quintessentials

Quintessentials Poster

also

Friday, April 30, a.k.a. WALPURGISNACHT!:

The Quintessentials: Pentagonal Revisionism!

The Quintessentials’ CD Release Party!

The CD release party for The Quintessentials’ new album, Pentagonal Revisionism!

Pink Cadillac (formerly Tabu Night Club)
478 Ena Rd. in Waikiki

The Quintessentials / Vax / Chain Shot / Extra Stout / 2face4

ALL AGES!

Doors open @ 8 pm—Cover: $6

No backpacks or large bags please.

 


 

TYR Issue 2

MYTH—CULTURE—TRADITION
Edited by Joshua Buckley and Michael Moynihan
Volume 2, 2003-2004
ISSN 1538-9413
ISBN 0-9720292-1-4
6" x 9" perfectbound, illustrated, 430 pages
Cover price: $22.00 (USA)

IN THE SECOND VOLUME:

Julius Evola on "The Doctrine of Battle and Victory," Charles Champetier’s interview with Alain de Benoist, Alain de Benoist on "Thoughts on God," Collin Cleary on "Summoning the Gods," Stephen McNallen on the "Ásatrú Revival," Nigel Pennick on "Heathen Holy Places," John Matthews on "The Guardians of Albion," Steve Pollington on "The Germanic Warband," Michael Moynihan on "Disparate Myths of Divine Sacrifice," Christian Rätsch on "The Sacred Plants of our Ancestors," Joscelyn Godwin on Herman Wirth, Peter Bahn on "The Friedrich Hielscher Legend," Markus Wolff on Ludwig Fahrenkrog, Stephen Flowers on "The Northern Renaissance," Joshua Buckley’s interview with "technosophical" musicians Allerseelen, and an extensive book and music review section, featuring sidebar interviews with Coil and P. D. Brown.

BONUS CD MUSIC SAMPLER FEATURING: Allerseelen, Blood Axis, Coil, Fire + Ice, In Gowan Ring, Primordial, 16 Horsepower, Waldteufel, and many other innovative, contemporary music artists inspired by tradition.

To order, please send $22 ppd in the USA or $30 foreign (airmail).
Orders should be made payable to:
Dominion, P. O. Box 129, Waterbury Center, VT 05677 U.S.A.

PayPal payments also accepted.
Email: dominion@pshift.com

 


 

Zinnober 6

Zinnober 6

Zinnober is a German publication documenting the heretical cultural underground in Europe and throughout the world. Now under the able editorship of Dominik Tischleder and Thomas Michael, they have adopted the subtitle of “Aesthetic Mobilization” which fittingly set the tone for the variety of eclectic, non-conformist, and contrarian views you will find here. The September 2003 issue features intelligent and well-written articles which cover not only a wide spectrum of music groups (from early 1980s psychedelic-industrial trailblazers Factrix to more recent electronic or “neofolk” acts), but also writers like the gloomy WWII-suicide case Pierre Drieu la Rochelle and a translation of an in-depth interview with Germanic scholar Stephen Flowers. The magazine is sharp and professional in presentation, and warrants attention even outside the German-speaking realm. Click on the magazine cover to view their website.

 

 

20 March, XXXIX A.S.:

Today we mark the seasonal change—to Spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere—and so wish an “Exquisite Equinox!” to true Satanists the world over.

Magus Peter H. Gilmore
Magistra Peggy Nadramia
Magistra Blanche Barton

 

 

19 March, XXXIX A.S.:

The Church of Satan has authorized a new poster of our founder Dr. Anton Szandor LaVey.

Anton LaVey poster

This image, taken by Nick Bougas, was approved by Dr. LaVey himself as suitable for poster reproduction. Now it can be yours through the Emporium. Click on the image for ordering details.

 


 

An interview with artist Owen Leitsch will be airing from March 15 to March 20 on Shane Bugbee’s show “Three Ring Radio” on Radio Free Satan. Click on the link for details.

 


 

Reverend Matt Paradise has launched the online version of his fine publication, Superhighway To Hell, the guide to all that is worthwhile in online Satanism. Click on the banner to visit.

Superhighway To Hell

 


 

Our very own Colonel Akula of Monolith has written a review of Mel Gibson’s ultra-violent film The Passion of the Christ. Stop on by the Canadian site SomethingCool News to read it and the controversy it is generating.

 

 

9 March, XXXIX A.S.:

High Priest Gilmore has addressed the issue of the Church of Satan’s stance on same-sex marriage in an essay calledFounding Family: “Morality” versus Same-Sex Marriage.” Click on the link to read it.

 

 

18 February, XXXIX A.S.:

We present another essay from The Cloven Hoof archive wherein Anton LaVey provides—without equivocation—his opinion of past “occult” literature and its authors, and what use it might properly have for the Satanist of today.

 

 

17 February, XXXIX A.S.:

David E. Williams:
Hope Springs A Turtle

David E. Williams: Hope Springs A Turtle

Misanthropic troubadour David E. Williams has released his first full-length album in eight years, and it is certainly worth the wait. Each piece, whether it includes his melancholy, husky vocals or not, is an audio “portrait” of some dark aspect of the human condition, and Williams varies his musical style to best capture the intended emotions of each. Some have a classical sound. Others have a more gloomy, almost “goth” caste. A few are in a more lush, orchestral style. All are sophisticated and deeply expressive.

To order directly from Mr. Williams, send $14 (postpaid) in U.S. funds to:

David E. Williams, P.O. Box 2422, Philadelphia, PA 19147 USA

PayPal payments are accepted at his web site:

www.davidewilliams.com

 

 

11 February, XXXIX A.S.:

We are pleased to place before you another plethora of delights created by our members for your stimulation.

S.I.G. Baphomet Gallery

First up, the Visual Arts section of our Satanic Aesthetics Special Interest Group launched a “Baphomet Project,” to encourage further new renditions and variations on the Sigil of Baphomet. We now have a gallery presenting these varied depictions, so head on over to the S.I.G. Baphomet Gallery to experience them.

 


 

Lust Magazine: for adults only!

Lust Magazine is the product of Church of Satan members who participate in our Human Sexuality Special Interest Group. This forum for presenting mature discussions and informative articles regarding a broad range of sexual possibilities is intended for adults only. By clicking on the linked image above, you will be brought to disclaimer pages which must be read fully and honestly replied to before entry into this site.

The new February issue provides a host of detailed articles and reviews to both stimulate and educate.

 


 

RûNA Issue 13

RUNA #13

For those inspired by Northern European mythology and magical practices, there is no finer publication than Rûna, produced by Eormensyl Hall of the Rune-Gild. This new issue has particularly interesting pieces on Loki, an analysis of the connection between The Lord of the Rings films and Northern European mythology, and many other detailed and thought-provoking essays.

To order an issue:

UK: £2.50 + 50p p&p, made payable to Eormensyl Hall, BM Sorcery, London WC1N 3XX.

GERMANY: €5.00, made payable to Equinoxe Organization, Beethovenstraße 59, 09130 Chemnitz.

USA: $7.00, made payable to Rûna-Raven Press, P.O. Box 557, Smithville, TX 78957.

 


 

The Trident No. 12

The Trident #12

Issue #12 of The Trident is Autumn-themed. Halloween comes up for examination as well as does the Old Gent, H.P. Lovecraft. Plenty of other worthy items inside will satisfy your cravings. Click on the image above to visit their website for ordering information.

 


 

Fang and Claw

Fang and Claw

Expert martial artist Colonel Akula has written the first foundational treatise on practical combat taken from a Satanic perspective. With a forward by Magister Nemo and an afterward by Reverend Svengali—both masters of combat techniques—the student will find within this work guidelines for training as well as application of these disciplines. Here is bedrock.

Soon to be available through the Emporium.

 

 

19 January, XXXIX A.S.:

We celebrate the New Year with a new iteration of the Church of Satan Emporium. To mark this occasion, Hell’s Kitchen Productions has produced seven new color versions of the Church of Satan’s Sigil of Baphomet medallions, including five reviving the old tradition of a black sigil on a color field background. So head on over to see them!

 


 

The Devil’s Diary #6

The Devil's Diary Number 6

Draconis Blackthorne has released the sixth issue of The Devil’s Diary, which is filled with the usual array of reviews, poetry, and essays exploring why Satan is used as a symbol, how outsiders may choose to deal with neighbors, thoughts on a “Satanic Rosary” and much more. Click on the image above to visit the site for ordering information.

 


 

The Central Office has sent out yet another wave of Registered and Active Memberships to our treasured members, in preparation for our new Active Member Interaction Board. There are still applications to be evaluated, and we thank you for your patience as we take the time to give them the thorough consideration that they deserve. If you have anything to update on them, or a mailing address correction, do not hesitate to contact us.

May this New Year bring you your heart’s desires in abundance!

 


 

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