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Interview with Marie RavenSoul on the Dark Illumination Report Podcast

Posted on September 19, 2018 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (1)

At the end of June 2018, I was interviewed by RJ Womack (Brother Nero) on the Dark Illumination Report Podcast.


We talked about my new book ‘At Satan’s Altar,’ my first experience with Satan, and the state of Satanism in general.


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It was an honour to be on the show and I hope you will take a listen to my interview. Also, check out the other episodes of the podcast as Brother Nero discusses a lot of relevant topics for the religious Satanist.


Satanic Blessings,


Marie RavenSoul

Who Am I?

Posted on March 23, 2018 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (0)

We have heard it said that “beauty is only skin deep,” but let's go deeper.


I am reading a book called Irrational Man- A Study in Existential Philosophy by William Barrett. In it he states:


“The roots of a thing always go deeper into the soil than our vision of the plant above the surface would lead us to imagine...”


The sentence goes on, but this first part made me ponder. When we look at something all we see is the surface, but even from that, we can learn a lot of things about it. For example, the first things that stand out about a tree is its height, shape of its leaves, and the kind of bark it has. This can tell us what kind of tree it is.


The same applies to people. What we notice first when we meet someone is their skin colour, gender, height, weight, hair and eye colour, and the shape of their nose. People can't hide these things as they are part of their DNA and its what they were born with, but they don’t make a person who they are.


Now what we choose for people to see is what we 'put on' ourselves. This would be our clothes, shoes, make-up, glasses, and jewellery. If we must dress a certain way for school or work, then our uniform or work clothes is mandatory and not a reflection of who we are but what we do.


What truly matters is who we are inside- our soul, our spirit. What we do is more important than our eye colour. What we believe about ourselves, the world and the people around us define us more than how tall we are. Our Will and how we live it out, what we create, and what we destroy will tell more about us than the shoes we wore today. Yet how much time do we focus on these things compared to the time we spend on our appearance? Investing in our mind, our spirit, our character lasts a lifetime whereas everything else is temporary.


Now, what about as a Satanist. Who or what defines that term for you? A book? A Facebook group? People on your social media list? Or have you defined it based on your beliefs about Satan? Always remember that when you go to the altar to pray or do a ritual, you are approaching Satan, no one else. He alone can say if you are truly a Satanist, as he knows your soul and your true intentions.


Too often we worry about what other people think, but at the end of the day, it is ourselves who look back at us in the mirror, no one else. We must stand before our own judgment seat and ask ourselves, how did I do today? It is nobody else’s business but our own. We are either happy with ourselves or we’re not. Are we a better person, a better Satanist, today than we were yesterday? If not, that is something to work on.


So, ask yourself, who am I? What am I about? Do I define myself or do I let others tell me who I am? What am I doing to be the person I want to be?


It’s up to you.


Satanic Blessings,


Marie RavenSoul

Spiritual Struggles

Posted on December 19, 2017 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

If you were to ask anyone, most people would say that they have struggled spiritually at least once in their life. It might have been a crisis of faith, a nagging doubt, confrontations with family, or having to leave their path and convert to the religion of their spouse. Whatever it was, it would have caused a lot of confusion, stress, and sadness.

 

As well as the above, Satanists have a lot coming at them- stereotypes by the media, discrimination in the workplace, Christian programming, accusations from people who have no idea what Satanism is about, not being able to practice at home because of parents, and finding a suitable mate among other things. It is not easy.


If you are going through a difficult period, spend more time than usual in prayer, devotion, and ritual. These will help to strengthen your connection to Satan. Read a sacred text that has always inspired you. Some Satanists turn to Al-Jilwah or The Book of the Law. Books by other Theistic Satanists can help a great deal as well.


You might also want to listen to some Satanic music. This will be different according to each Satanist. I like a variety of different music depending on my mood, but if I need to be inspired spiritually, I usually listen to bands such as Mercyful Fate, Satanic Warmaster, Satyricon, Watain, and Dissection. I also like meditative/ritualistic music such as Emme Ya, Nox Arcana, Dark Imperivm, and Coph Nia.


Talking to other Theistic Satanists can help if they are serious about their path and won’t judge you. Know that many struggle, but are not vocal about it.


No matter what might be going on in your life, always keep in mind why you became a Satanist. Contemplate on who Satan is and why you have chosen him as your god. Remember who you are and what you can become. Don’t let anything sway you off the path that you were meant for. Satan is with his chosen ones and he knows your intent.


If you are struggling, don’t hesitate to send me a message. I will get back to you as soon as I can.


Satanic Blessings,


Marie RavenSoul

Beelzebub- A Manifestation

Posted on September 8, 2017 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)

A few years ago, I experienced what I believe to have been a manifestation of Beelzebub. I hadn’t called him or was even thinking about him, nor had I ever worked with him, but he obviously wanted to make his presence known to me.


It happened one night as I casually walked into a room in my home. There was this huge fly just sitting on the floor. It was the biggest fly I had ever seen and I could tell that it wasn’t ‘just’ a fly. The energy in the house had changed and I could feel a powerful presence in the air. I couldn’t take my eyes off it and the name Beelzebub came to my mind.


Since this had occurred in winter, it couldn’t have just come in from outside as flies usually do in the summer. I had the strongest feeling to leave it alone, which I did, and after I left the room I never saw it again.


Now just a couple of days ago, Beelzebub once again has got my attention. Out of nowhere, I heard “Beelzebub” in my mind. He whispered just his name to let me know that he is close, and I got the sense that he has a message for me.


He is known as the ‘Lord of the Flies’ and the ‘Prince of Demons.’ He is said to have authority over disease.


Beelzebub… I honour you here and wait for your message.


Satanic blessings,


Marie RavenSoul





Whatever the Cost

Posted on August 22, 2017 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (1)

Satan is honoured here.


For those of you who visit this site, it is my hope that you feel his energy within these words, and that your spirit is renewed with a passion for his ways and teachings.


May Satan’s manifestations increase in your life and teach you about who he is in all his aspects. He will give you an inner knowing that what you are seeing is from him, and this will erase all doubts that you might have.


If he comes to you clothed in fear, know that it is for a reason. He may be preparing you for something or he could be testing your loyalty. He wants true devotees. He wants to know if you will follow him no matter what the cost or situation. He has no need for people who will just use his name for their own superficial purposes.


Embrace whatever Satan sends you. It may lead you to the Abyss or to the greatest of heights. He may cause you to question everything you believe, and as a result, your foundation will be strengthened. Prepare for your spirit to be ripped in two, only to be brought back together much stronger. Walk through your anxieties and be open to what they teach you. It will be uncomfortable but keep on, as there will be a reward at the end.


We all go through times of weakness. Satan knows this, but he chose us anyway. No one is perfect, yet he has a purpose for all those he has called to walk his infernal path. If you have answered his call, he expects you to make it to the finish line. No matter how difficult it might become, you know that you must do it. If you doubt, move forward anyway. There is no time for hesitation.


The time is now…


Satanic Blessings,


Marie RavenSoul


Don't Be Discouraged

Posted on June 18, 2017 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (6)

I want to encourage all those who are reading this. It is not easy to walk the Satanic path. Many people will do what they can to get in your way and circumstances will come along that will make you stumble.


For the past few months, I have seen so much nonsense on social media. I used to participate a lot online, in groups and such, but I have stepped away as it is quite disheartening to see what goes on. Perhaps I might increase my participation in time, but for now, I must focus on my individual projects.


What truly disgusts me, is how those who call themselves atheistic Satanists try to belittle the theistic Satanists for their belief in Satan. They put us down for praying, worship, and our devotion to Satan. They tell us what not to believe as if they know the ultimate truth. They say that Satanism is just a philosophy and was started by Anton LaVey. No, it wasn’t. The word Satanism existed way before LaVey was even born, and it has always meant the worship of Satan. The truth is out there…


The internet is a great thing, yet for new Satanists, it can be overwhelming at times. There are so many social media groups and they all have different ideas and beliefs. Many people will tell you what is right and what is wrong and it can be confusing. Everyone has their own way of practicing and some might try to force their ways on you, and as soon as you express your opinion, they will pounce. This is one of the reasons why it is so important to do your own research and to study hard. Don’t let anyone tell you what to believe, no matter how intelligent they may seem.

 

Be strong, and don’t lose sight of your path or most importantly, your relationship with Satan. Always go to him first with your questions and be patient for his answer.


Devotee, Satan is with you.


Satanic Blessings,


Marie RavenSoul


Called to The Altar

Posted on February 26, 2017 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (2)

More than ever, I have had the strongest feeling that I need to spend more time at Satan’s altar. The pull has been persistent and strong, and I know that it is Satan calling me.

 

I have responded.

 

In addition to the regular prayers that I say as I wake and then again before I sleep, I now feel called to go before the altar throughout the day as well. I light a black candle, burn some incense, and ring the bell. I will then say an invocation, and what I do next depends on the situation. I always pray, but I also might meditate, give an offering or perform some form of divination.

 

Before I approach, I always take off my footwear and bow before the altar. This is to show Satan respect and reverence. I will often cover my head with a black scarf to show respect, but also to get me in the right mindset. As I put it on, I can feel myself leaving the mundane and entering the spiritual and my focus immediately goes to Satan.

 

This daily practice has become a very important part of my life and it has strengthened my relationship with Satan. It has caused me to look at my life in greater detail and to change my priorities.

 

For those of you who do not have a physical altar for whatever reason, or if you are away from your altar, you can create one in your astral temple. If Satan is calling you to do this, he is aware of your situation and will know if your intention is in the right place.

 

Over the years that I have been on this path, Satan has often called me to go outside and spend time with him by the water or in a nearby forest. I have felt his presence very strong in these places, and I love sitting with my eyes closed while listening to the waves or trees as I feel his energy all around me.

 

As I write this, even now, I feel it is time to leave the computer and go to spend time with him.

 

Is Satan calling you?

 

Satanic Blessings,

 

Marie RavenSoul

 

Who is Pazuzu?

Posted on January 8, 2017 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (0)

In continuation from my previous post, ‘The Exorcist’ Television Series, it is obvious that when making movies there is a double standard when it comes to the subject matter. If a movie is about a biblical character, a prophet, or a god, the producers do their best to keep to the facts of the holy text where they originated from. If they don’t, adherents of the religion speak out against the movie like the Catholics did when The Last Temptation of Christ was released in 1988.

 

But when it comes to Satan and the Demons, anything goes.

 

As I watched the final episode of ‘The Exorcist’ television series, I was disgusted at how they portrayed Pazuzu. I knew it was to be expected, but making him grovel on the floor and having him beaten up by a human is degrading. Something that would never happen.

 

I wrote an article on Pazuzu for another publication a little while ago. The following is some of the information I found during my research:

 

- The earliest text that mentions Pazuzu is dated around 670 B.C., and the first image of him can be dated to the end of the 8th century B.C. It came from the royal tombs in Kalhu, and many were found in Assyria, Babylonia, and in the west part of Iran.

 

- He is described in ancient texts as the son of Hanbu.

 

- Taking into account the artifacts that have been found, it seems that Pazuzu was regarded as a god, not just as a demon. In a museum in Israel, there is an image of Pazuzu that has horns that go around the top of his head. This is similar to the crowns that adorn the heads of Ishtar and Shamash, well known revered gods. More evidence of this comes from a carnelian seal which has an impression of Pazuzu. Whoever made it gave him a headdress in the form of a crescent and put a ball-staff at his feet. These were only given to revered gods.

 

- Since Pazuzu has attributes of many different animals, it would be more than likely that he would also have the traits of these animals. This would make him a powerful force to be reckoned with, and might also protect him from entities with the same animal lineages. In addition, Pazuzu might be able to heal wounds caused by animals he is composed of; for example, being able to release the venom from a sting by a scorpion.

 

- According to ancient sources, Pazuzu was a chief protector of pregnant women and babies. During her pregnancy, a woman would wear a Pazuzu amulet around her neck for protection against evil.

 

- He was also called upon to heal the sick.

 

- Pazuzu was a protector of households against evil forces. People would make a shrine to Pazuzu in the front entrance of their homes, where they would display a statue of him.

 

- Weapons were also crafted with the head of Pazuzu on them to protect the fighter in battle and secure a positive outcome.

 

- In contrast to the book The Exorcist, ritual texts show that Pazuzu is called upon to remove negative influences and harmful entities. He is not the one being exorcised—he is the exorcist.

 

“I, the one that drives out Evil and exits Fate, the house that I enter, Headache and Disorder may not approach and harass it.”



 

 

Sources

 

The Met Museum

www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2014/assyria-to-iberia/blog/posts/pazuzu

 

Academia

www.academia.edu/2922372/Evil_against_evil._The_Demon_Pazuzu

 

Shadows of the Sun

www.warboar.wordpress.com/2013/02/04/pzzgde/

 

 

Satanic Blessings,

 

Marie RavenSoul

 

'The Exorcist' Television Series

Posted on December 18, 2016 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (1)

When I first heard that there was going to be a television series based on The Exorcist, I was skeptical. I knew that the Demons would be portrayed in a typical way, as it is Hollywood after all. But I had a bit of hope.

 

In some parts, especially in the first couple of episodes, the Demons were shown to have some measure of power but as the weeks went on, it was getting obvious what the final outcome would be. The Demons were evil, deranged, sadistic, and perverse, and of course, they listened to the Catholic priests. The creators of the show obviously didn’t do any research or they would have learned the true nature of Demons.

 

Demons have been used by the horror industry as a source of entertainment for years and it is not going to change. They are used to scare and to give validity to Christianity and its prophecies. This can be seen in movies such as Damien Omen III and Bless The Child. Satan and the Demons always lose the battle.

 

If it was any other god, adherents of the religion would be up in arms, but it has always been acceptable to make Satan and the Demons a source of humour or horror. No one says anything about it. Most Satanists love horror movies that have a ‘Satanic’ theme, but where is our outrage and disgust when our god is defeated over and over again?

 

We know that Satan and the Demons, ancient beings, don’t fear humans, and if someone were to shove a crucifix in their face, they would laugh. The Catholic Church may control their people, but it is hilarious to think they have power over these ancient ones. Yet that is what it wants everyone to believe, but it is just an institution made by men who worship a god desperate for power.

 

It is my hope that one day there will be Satanists who will have the passion and desire to make movies. Ones that portray Satan and the Demons in their true form.

 

In The Exorcist, Pazuzu was the Demon that was given the bad rap… the 'Lord of Fevers and Plagues.'

 

Pazuzu…

 

Satanic Blessings,

 

Marie RavenSoul

 

To be Forever Changed

Posted on December 16, 2016 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (4)

Before you begin to walk the dark path, be aware that you will be forever changed. Once you have opened yourself to Satan and His energies, you will never be the same. It doesn’t matter whether you are an older adult or a young child; once you take that first step, there is no going back. You might try, but once His essence touches you, it has transformed you in some way.

 

The path of Satan is not one that you want to start walking without knowing what you are getting into. It might seem ‘cool’ and ‘interesting’ at first and you might be tempted to dabble for awhile, but make no mistake, Satan doesn’t like ‘dabblers.’ Satanism is not a game or something you get into because you want to rebel against something. It is a serious religion that takes dedication.

 

To be called a Satanist, a follower of Satan, you need to know who He is and what He stands for. If you don’t, why bother? Research and study BEFORE placing even just one foot on the path. Many people start to follow a deity because of what they have heard or seen, but they truly don’t know anything concrete about them. They make their decision based on the word of another person who might not know much either. Don’t do this. If you are truly interested in Satanism, make the effort to learn about it.

 

Satanism is intense. It is life changing. It reaches to the bottom of who you are, your soul. It is not about yelling ‘Hail Satan’ all the time, but it requires study and practice. What was the last book you read on Satanism? And have you been to Satan’s altar today to spend time with Him? You can never come away from that place without learning something new.

 

Satan is a real spiritual entity. He has done so much for us and deserves so much more than what we give Him. If you believe this is where you belong, begin to walk and don’t stop.

 

And never… ever… look back.


Satanic Blessings,


Marie RavenSoul

 

Satanist not Allowed to have The Satanic Bible in Prison

Posted on November 14, 2016 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (0)

A former inmate of New Mexico, USA, is filing a lawsuit against a senior chaplain and the prison officials because she was not allowed to practice her religion while she was in prison.

 

Her religion—Satanism.

 

According to the report, Monica Lujan, who says she has been a Satanist since she was 13 years old, was not allowed to have The Satanic Bible for the three years that she was incarcerated, even though she had asked for it several times.

 

The prison officials told her that Satanism was prohibited. Her lawsuit states that when officers were looking through her bunk, they found photocopies of The Satanic Bible, a prayer book, and a pentagram that she had drawn. In turn, they took most of her things away from her.

 

According to the article, Alex Sanchez, the Deputy Secretary of Administrative Support for the New Mexico Department of Corrections, said that inmates are allowed to practice Satanism as long as their religious items and rituals aren’t a threat to security.

 

And what items might that be, Mr. Sanchez?

 

If he was implying that a Satanist uses a dagger in rituals, yes, but are other religions that use ritual daggers considered dangerous to the prison system too? What about Pagans? They use an athame. What about the Sikhs? They must carry a religious knife- a kirpan, on their person at all times. And didn’t Jesus tell his disciples to carry a sword? He certainly did. Items that would be considered dangerous wouldn’t be allowed in a prison, so I don’t see how that could even be an issue.

 

People like to make it seem as if Satanism is dangerous, yet they have obviously not studied Satanism nor read The Satanic Bible. It’s absurd that they don’t want Satanic literature in prison, yet the Holy Bible is given out to inmates. Christian chaplains conduct Bible studies—yet, it demands the killing of certain people such as disobedient children, homosexuals, witches, and followers of other religions to name a few. It also believes in animal and human sacrifice, as well as other horrible things such as the law in Deuteronomy that forces a woman to marry her rapist.

 

The ACLU is helping this woman with her lawsuit and rightly so. If the Christians, Muslims, Jews, and every other religious person can practice their religion in prison, the Satanist should be able to as well.

 

This is an issue that should concern all Satanists. It doesn’t matter if you are theistic or atheistic. Why? Because it could happen to any one of us if we ended up in prison or any kind of institution for whatever reason. It doesn’t matter what the crime is or whether the person is guilty or innocent. Imagine what it would be like to be confined to a prison cell for years and not be able to have your sacred texts.

 

We can read about these stories and do nothing, or we can make sure that what is happening to other Satanists is given exposure. Once we know about issues like this, we need to speak out against them. So many others are eager to speak out against discrimination in regards to their race, religion, and sexual orientation. Yet the Satanists, for the most part, remain silent about standing up for their own religion.

 

What if it was you in that cell?

 

Satanic Blessings,

 

Marie RavenSoul

Fallen Angel Oracle Cards

Posted on October 25, 2016 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (5)

I recently wrote about some of my experiences with the Tarot of which I am extremely fond. In addition to the Tarot, I also use the Fallen Angel Oracle Cards created by Nigel Suckling. I am not prone to liking oracle cards but when I saw these in a local bookstore, of course, I had to check them out.

 

There are seventy-two cards in the deck, each one representing a Demon from the Goetia. Aside from divination, they can also help you to make a connection with the Demons who might use them to let you know they want to communicate with you.

 

One of the ways they will do this is by influencing the cards that come up during a reading. For example, each morning I shuffle the cards as part of my daily devotions and I ask which Demon might want to talk with me. The same card has come up day after day. Coincidence? Some might say it is, but considering the number of cards in the deck and the frequency that the same one comes up, it is hard to deny that there isn’t an outside influence.

 

If you happen to get a certain card repeatedly, you might want to use another deck to communicate with that particular Demon. You might also want to consider using another method of communication such as a pendulum, meditation or pathworking. Now if you don’t know much about the Demon, I suggest you do some research first before you start further communication. This is so you know who you are dealing with, and if you choose to prepare the space in which you will call the Demon, it is beneficial to know which kind of incense, candle colour, and offering to use.

 

The artwork might not appeal to everyone and would not be considered ‘demonic.’ Instead, they have a more gothic look to them with a collage of different images consisting primarily of tombstones, mausoleums, trees, and animals. If you want to ask a generalized question, there are words on the cards that you can take as an answer or as advice for the day.

 

Here is an image for the card representing Bael:



 

If you decide on using the cards, I would be interested in hearing about your experiences with them.

 

Satanic Blessings,

 

Marie RavenSoul

 

The Importance of Prayer

Posted on September 22, 2016 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (7)

It is surprising how many people DON'T pray to the deity they worship. I read a study that was done to determine how often Christian clergy pray, and the results were quite low. It should be a given that if a person dedicates their life to serving a god, that they would want to spend part of each day in prayer and meditation.

 

Now when people do pray, it is often during times of hardship. They want their god to give them money, cure their illness, or fix their relationship. I have known Christians who actually believed their god answered their prayer for expensive furnishings. When one woman was looking for a new home, she prayed that she would come across one that had a particular kind of stove. Well, lo and behold she found one and praised Jesus for it. All the while children are starving to death in third-world countries. Makes sense, right?


I believe that as Satanists it is important for us to pray. It should not be about asking Satan and the Demons for help with mundane issues, although if it is absolutely necessary and done sporadically, it might be acceptable. Instead, prayer should be about establishing and strengthening a connection with Satan and learning from Him. It should be something that we do at least once a day. This is especially important for those who are priests/priestesses of Satan, and those who have devoted their life to serve Him in a greater capacity. It is impossible to share true knowledge if you aren't connected to the source.

 

If you haven't already committed to praying every day, I hope that these words will encourage you to start. It doesn't have to be elaborate, especially at first, and you don't need special items to do it. It can be done at any time and anywhere. Make your prayers personal, but always be respectful.

 

Satanic Blessings,

 

Marie RavenSoul

Some First Experiences with the Tarot

Posted on September 4, 2016 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (3)

I started learning how to read Tarot cards when I was about seventeen years old. Like many beginners, I began with the Rider-Waite deck, which is a good choice because many decks are influenced by it. First published in 1909, it was one of the first Tarot decks to include all 78 cards. The inspiration for this deck was the Sola-Busca Tarot created in 1491 and printed by Wolfgang Mayer.

 

One of the ways I learned was by reading for myself. Some readers argue that it is not a good idea to do this as it is hard to be objective, but it helps in gaining experience with using the different spreads and learning the meanings of the cards. Over the years, I also took a couple of online classes which helped a lot in my work with the Tarot. It is a great way to learn different perspectives and the in-depth meaning of the cards, numbers, and suits. I was taught the importance of paying attention to every detail and how each card fits together in a reading. The first Tarot class I was a part of was taught by Lillee Allee, the wife of the late John Allee, the founder and High Priest of the First Church of Satan (FCoS). She taught us to not just be Tarot readers but to be Tarot Counsellors.

 

The way I read for others is different than how I read for myself unless the person I am reading for is also a Satanist. This is because I use the Tarot as a way to communicate with Satan and the Demons. Before my reading each day, I ask Satan to guide the reading or I will ask Him a question and then I will shuffle the cards. If I am reading for a non-Satanist, I won't do this as I believe it is disrespectful to Satan, and it also may not be the wish of the person I am reading for.

 

The kind of deck I use is very important to me. I will not, under any circumstances, use angel cards or anything associated with Christianity. I also won't use decks considered New Age, white light, or those seen as 'trendy.' My preferences are the older decks, those dark in nature, and any that have Satanic aspects in one form or another.

 

Some of the decks I like are as follows:

 

The Luciferian Tarot by Michael Ford and illustrated by Nico Claux

Morgan-Greer Tarot by Lloyd Morgan and William F. Greer

Thoth Tarot Deck by Aleister Crowley and illustrated by Frieda Harris

The Rider-Waite Tarot Deck by Arthur Edward Waite and Pamela Colman Smith

Nicoletta Ceccoli Tarot by Nicoletta Ceccoli and Lo Scarabeo

Deviant Moon Tarot Cards by Patrick Valenza

 

Each of these decks speaks to me in a different way, and I choose which one I use according to the type of reading I am doing. If I am reading for someone else, I usually go with the Morgan-Greer or Thoth deck unless the person specifically requests a particular deck.

 

Since the Tarot has so many aspects to it, I will write more another time.

 

Satanic Blessings,

 

Marie RavenSoul

Online Drama

Posted on August 15, 2016 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (1)

Over the years, I have seen a lot of drama online. It happens a lot on social media, internet groups, chat servers, and on email lists. It usually starts between two people and will escalate from there. Then members of the particular group will choose a person to side with, and then it will become an all-out war. Ultimatums are given, and people are told that if they don't delete the 'enemy' from their friend's list, they will be banned from the group. This leaves people with no choice but to choose between the friends they have made and the group they like.

 

Often the enmity goes much further than this, and people have gone as far as to jeopardize another person's safety. Posting a person's address or phone number for all the world to see is not acceptable, nor is making fake websites and social media profiles to make fun of another person. I couldn't count how many times I have seen that someone has searched a person's background, and then posted online the details of their life such as their employment history, criminal record, financial problems, disabilities, family issues, etc. Then there are those who gossip and make up stories about others and do whatever they can to turn everyone against them. This hurts the Satanic community and it is sad seeing this happen over and over again.

 

So, what can we do as Satanists to change things?

 

- If you have an issue with someone, go to them directly and state your case. Message them privately, instead of posting your issue on their Facebook wall or blog for others to see.

 

- Wait a few hours or even a day before messaging someone you are upset with. You don't want to say something while you are fuming with anger that you might regret later.

 

- If someone is harassing you or threatening you in some way, you might have to get someone else involved, but don't make it a spectacle on social media.

 

- Don't spread gossip.

 

- Realize that social media groups are just—social media groups.

 

- Try not to let what people say get to you. Focus on what YOU are doing and move forward.

 

- Don't let anyone bait you into getting involved in their fights.

 

- If you are a group leader, get arguments under control before they escalate.

 

- Don't share anyone's personal information.

 

- Don't lie about others.

 

- Don't believe everything you hear.

 

These are some basic suggestions, but when it comes down to it, use common sense. We are Satanists, and we don't have to act like idiots or children on a playground. Considering that there are many people out there who would love to cause us harm, we need to stand together as much as possible.

 

It is not easy to see people fighting in the groups you are in. You are there to share and learn with others, not listen to drama. Step back for awhile if you need to, but no matter what you do, focus on Satan and on your studies. Don't let the actions of others deter you from your path.

 

Satanic Blessings,

 

Marie RavenSoul

Using Your Talents for Satan

Posted on July 23, 2016 at 4:20 AM Comments comments (3)

Walk into your local bookstore and you will see that the religion section is filled predominantly with Christian books. The top shelf is usually crammed with Bibles of many translations, and the descending shelves contain mostly Christian self-help books. The rest of the space is mostly filled with books on Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam.

 

The section right beside it is usually labelled 'New Age,' and the books are mostly about Wicca, psychic development, and angel communication. I have not seen anything that would be of much use to the Satanist.

 

On top of this, Christians have their own bookstores that are filled with books written by Christians who write in order to spread the message of their god. They also have their own record labels and tons of musicians of all genres who sing the praises of Jesus.

 

Muslims have Islamic centres and distribute their literature on street corners, and most of the major world religions have places of worship in every major city.

 

What does the Satanist have?

 

Since the early 1980's, we have had black metal, but most of the bands just use the Satanic imagery and are not real Satanists. I applaud those who are, yet for the Satanists who don't like black metal, there is not much to listen to if they want to hear music about Satan.

 

In regards to books, there is some non-fiction, but there isn't much geared towards Satanists, especially those who are theistic. And sadly, there is not much in the way of fiction that has anything to do with Satan, unless you count some horror and fantasy novels. Most are written with a bias, and Satan is portrayed in the stereotypical fashion- the evil one from the Abrahamic religions.

 

While everyone loves movies such as The Omen and Rosemary's Baby, it would be nice to see a movie where Satan and the Demons are portrayed as they truly are. And I would give anything, to walk into a bookstore and be able to choose a book where the main character is a Satanist or Demonolator.

 

So, where are the Satanic filmmakers? Where are the Satanic writers and artists? Where are the musicians who truly believe?


Just imagine walking into a bookstore filled with books for Satanists, or an art gallery with walls covered in Satanic art. But before we can have these things, we must first write the books and paint the pictures.

 

Satanist, if you have a talent, use it for Satan. Create for Him, as you consider the Satanists of the future. When you first felt drawn to Satan, what would you have liked to read, listen to, and watch? Think of those things, and set yourself into action.

 

Hail the Satanic Writers!

Hail the Satanic Musicians!

Hail the Satanic Artists!

Hail the Satanic Sculptors!

Hail the Satanic Craftsperson!

Hail the Satanic Speakers!

Hail the Satanic Filmmakers!

 

But above all... Hail SATAN!

 

Satanic Blessings,

 

Marie RavenSoul

Race in Satanism

Posted on July 13, 2016 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (2)

I want to make something very clear—Satan does not discriminate in regards to race.

 

Satan chooses who He chooses. He calls who He calls. His chosen ones may be Black, White, Indian, Hispanic, Asian, Middle Eastern, and so on. Satan considers a person's SOUL, not the colour of their skin or what country they were born in.

 

Some people might disagree with me on this. I don't care. Those who believe that Satan favours certain races while viewing others as inferior, I would ask them to consider the concept of reincarnation. This is the belief that after death a person's soul is reborn in another body. The journey might last for a couple of lifetimes or it may last for many. So it is safe to say, that a person most likely would have been born in a different country in at least a couple of their lifetimes.

 

Which means—a soul can have the experience of being many races. The race you are in this lifetime may not be the race you were in the last, and it most likely is not the race you will be in the future.

 

Al-Jilwah states:

 

“None shall live in this world longer than the time set by me; and if I so desire, I send a person a second or a third time into this world or into some other by the transmigration of souls.”

 

You don't know where Satan might choose to send you after you die, but it probably won't be the same place that you are now. His reasons are His reasons. He might want you to experience and learn new things, which is hard to do if you always live in the same place. He also might want you to make a difference for Him in another country. This could result in you being born of another race; perhaps, the very race you have always judged.

 

The colour of a person's skin doesn't make them who they are, and it should not be what defines them. What matters is their character, their choices, their achievements and creations, beliefs, actions, and so on. To say that Satan would reject a person based on how much pigment they have or don't have, is wrong and diminishes everything that He is.

 

To the racists out there, do you actually think that the Prince of Darkness, the Ancient Serpent, cares about skin colour? The body is only a temporary dwelling place for the soul, what it looks like doesn't matter in the great scheme of things.

 

I have gotten quite a few messages over the years, from people asking if race matters to Satan. My answer has always been the same—He looks at the soul.

 

Race is for a lifetime...the soul is eternal.

 

Satanic Blessings,

 

Marie RavenSoul

A Devotee of Satan

Posted on June 30, 2016 at 5:05 AM Comments comments (5)

What does it mean to be a devotee of Satan?

 

The image I see in my mind that best describes this is a person sitting, legs crossed, in deep meditation, as he/she listens to Satan's voice. This person goes before their altar not once a month, not once a week, but every day—often a few times a day. They wait in expectation, hoping to learn the lessons that Satan will bestow.

 

These lessons won't be easy. As I have said before, Satan isn't about easy.

 

Their mind is open, ready. The atmosphere changes as they invoke Him, and they feel His energy as it runs through their veins. With each new breath, they go deeper into the darkness, never to look back. Their connection to Satan is strengthened, and the Black Flame that He instilled in them burns fiercely.

 

As they rise from their position at the altar, they are not the same. They have been touched by Satan's essence and are transformed. They feel the difference, and therefore they move beyond what they once were.

 

They spend time in solitude—alone with Him. Coming out of the mundane and into the spiritual often. As a devotee, they don't just read about Satan or listen to music about Him. They practice what they believe, it is their life. They see His signs as they go about their day and are always attuned to His voice.

 

As Satan hands them His chalice, they drink His elixir.

 

It is done.

 

Satanic Blessings,

 

Marie RavenSoul

Focus on Satan

Posted on June 17, 2016 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Satanist, no matter what might be going on around you, focus on Satan. There is a lot of crazy things going on in the world, and people can be so unpredictable that sometimes you don't know if they are coming or going.

 

While people are killing in the name of their god, whether it is called Allah, Jehovah, or whatever name they choose to use, know that Satan is most powerful of all. Feel the excitement rise within, as you contemplate everything that He is- the Primordial One, the Great Dragon, the Ancient Serpent.

 

As people fight over politics, allow Satan to guide you to all knowledge. Study the texts He places before you and become the best that you can be. Practice your magick.

 

Stand tall. Don't let anything or anyone deter you from your path. There is always going to be something that will try to knock you off, but be strong, kick it to the curb, and keep walking. Difficulties are inevitable but you can overcome them. Believe in yourself. Believe in Satan.

 

Every day, spend some time with Satan. This could be through meditation, prayer, pathworking, a ritual... Do what you feel is needed, but make this an important part of your day. Listen to what He might be saying to you through dreams, signs, and manifestations. He might not speak the way you expect Him to. Most of all, when you feel Satan transforming you, get ready for something big to happen.

 

He has called you, dear Satanist. That is the greatest gift anyone could ever be given.

 

Satanic Blessings,


Marie RavenSoul

Living Your True Will

Posted on June 5, 2016 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (3)

Life is short.

 

This fact becomes more real as you grow older. During the teenage years, you feel as if you will live forever. Your mortality is not something you think about, nor want to think about. Death is for the elderly- for grandparents and old movie stars. It's not for you—or so you want to believe.

 

But as the years go by, your muscles begin to ache and your skin starts to wrinkle. It becomes a reality that you are not going to live forever.

 

So while you still have the time, ask yourself, what is my purpose? What do I want to make of my life? If you are still young, then you're lucky. If you are older and have not yet figured it out, then get to it.

 

There is a verse in The Book of the Lord Satan that tells us how important it is to Satan that we know our True Will and exercise it. It states:

 

“Cursed be those who possess no will, no desire, they are a waste of useful energy.”

 

As a Satanist, you are not to live your life aimlessly. You only have a number of years to make a difference. You don't want to be old and look back on your life and believe that you have wasted it. What a horrible feeling that would be. So...

 

Create!

Destroy!

Transform!

Manifest!

 

Whatever your Will is—do it.

 

Make your life a masterpiece. Let it count for something. If you don't have the knowledge or the skills to accomplish your desires, then obtain them. You are capable of so much more than you have believed about yourself. Yes, life is a struggle and bad things happen, but you can overcome.

 

One of the most powerful statements about the Will is found in The Book of the Law, written by Aleister Crowley. It reads as follows:

 

“Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.”

 

This verse is often used by people to excuse their destructive and useless behaviour. They believe that it gives them permission to do all the inconsequential things they want, which sadly ends up leading to stagnation and waste.

 

What the statement truly means, is to know your True Will and become it. To bring it forth into the world and live it. You choose to be who you are, and there is no one else in the world, whether it be in the past, the present, or future, that can accomplish what you are meant to accomplish. No one can live your Will, nor determine it for you.

 

Wherever you are right now, this is possible for you. Believe in yourself and you can do anything. It is never too late.

 

You are your own Prime Mover.

 

Satanic Blessings,

 

Marie RavenSoul


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