Teenage Satanism: Beginning on Satan’s Path
Whether it was because you felt Satan’s call or became interested in Satanism for another reason, you are on a path like no other.
As a child, you may have had experiences that you didn’t understand at the time. It might have been Satan’s way of letting you know you are one of his chosen people. He may have done this through dreams, signs, words in your mind, or through manifestations. You might have felt drawn to Satan and the occult, and the interest has gotten stronger over time.
While other people your age talk about clothes, music videos, dating, and the latest show, you think about Satan. You would prefer to read about how to talk to him and how to do rituals than think about mundane issues. You may feel that you are different from others and care about things other people don’t, such as spirituality and magick. It is because Satan’s Black Flame has been burning within you, and he is revealing it to you now.
People will tell you what Satanism is, but that is something you will need to learn for yourself. Satanism is not about what you see in the media or horror movies, much of which is stereotypical nonsense. While movies are a form of entertainment that many Satanists like to watch, they do not teach anything valid about Satan. The same goes for music that describes Satan as ‘evil.’ It is what was taught about him by the Abrahamic religions, but it is not correct.
Getting to Know Satan
The most important thing you need to do when you decide to become a Satanist is to learn as much as you can about Satan. Read everything that you can get your hands on. In this new age of technology, it is easy to get online and look up websites about Satan and Satanism but don’t forget that libraries are also important sources of information. If you are able, buy books for new Satanists. They can guide you through the first steps, and more are available than in the past.
Be aware that there is a lot of nonsense out there. You want to be critical in judging what people are saying. Just because something is written does not mean it is true. Learn to make up your mind about what you believe.
Since social media is a big part of how we interact with people, there are ways to use it to contact other Satanists. It can be helpful in learning how different Satanists practice, and you will see that you are not alone. Once again, be critical about what you see and hear. Some devoted Satanists are willing to assist, but sadly, there are also people out there playing games. Stay away from them as much as possible and avoid drama. You want to learn about Satanism, not get involved with peoples social or political issues and their fights with others.
As you learn more about Satan, it is time to begin praying to him. Be sincere and ask him if he can teach you about himself. There is no better way to learn about someone than to have them show you. This can be done simply by asking him. You don’t need anything fancy, but if you want to be more formal, light a black or dark blue candle and say a short invocation before you begin your prayer.
One thing that is crucial to remember is that Satan takes you seriously. If you pray and ask him for something, be very clear and never take your requests lightly. He hears what you say whether you speak it aloud or think the words. He knows your intention, so be genuine and never ask for something you might not be sure you want.
If you promise Satan you will do something for him, do it. It is possible that even if you think about something with a small hint of intent, Satan will hold you to your word.
Make sure to practice often. Pray at least once a day and spend time in meditation. If you are unsure how to meditate, read books or look online. There are good tutorials on YouTube on how to get started. Begin a daily devotional practice where you spend time reading sacred texts or books about Satanism, contemplating who Satan is and what he stands for, and write in a devotional book what you have learned. If you are able, spend time in ritual. It will strengthen your connection with Satan and help prepare you to live a Satanic life.
Dedicating to Satan
You might read in places that shortly after you become a Satanist, you should dedicate your life to Satan. Not so. This should only be done after lots of study and practice. You must get to know Satan first and establish a strong connection with him.
When you have made the decision to dedicate, research how other Satanists have performed the ritual. You may choose to use a ritual written by someone else, or you may want to write your own. In either case, be sure that you understand the vows and mean every word you speak. You want to be prepared so that when you dedicate, you will do it correctly and with your whole heart and soul.
It is a lifelong or eternal commitment, depending on what you promise in your vows. Once you dedicate, there is no turning back. Make sure you understand this before you do it. Know that even if you might feel like leaving the path after thirty or sixty years, your vows still stand. It is a lot to consider, especially if you are a teenager. The future seems so far away, and everything seems possible. You probably are excited to dedicate and believe you can live up to all your promises but consider everything before you go through with the ritual. Ask Satan if he wants you to dedicate to him, and if yes, when it would be the best time. Find out if there is anything that he expects from you and make that part of your ritual.
Never dedicate just because someone tells you that you should. It is the most serious decision you will ever make. The last thing you want to do is to dedicate to Satan and then fail on your promise’s years later.
One of the things you might be eager to do is join a Satanic organization. It is natural to want to become a part of something, to be around people who believe the same as you. The unfortunate thing is that most organizations won’t accept members under eighteen. It can be frustrating, but it can be beneficial in some ways, giving you time to research the different organizations/groups.
Learn as much as possible about a group before you join. They might look good, but their beliefs might be different from yours. Never rush into anything. Go online and read the websites of the Satanic groups that interest you. If one stands out, then dig deeper. If they published a book, you might want to read it, to get further insight into their beliefs. Look on YouTube to see if they have any videos and watch them. If you are still interested, find out if they have a group on social media that you can join. Watch how they interact with each other and see what they teach. Post questions and see how they respond to you. Learn what other Theistic Satanists say about them and if they have had good experiences.
How the organization views Satan is crucial. If you are a Theistic Satanist, you want to find a group that believes Satan is a sentient entity. Ask them questions as to what they believe about Satan’s origins, his characteristics, and what he stands for. Learn how they practice their Satanism such as the rituals they perform, what holidays they celebrate, and the Demons they honour. Make sure to inquire before you get involved, what their ethics are and any rules they might have.
Beware of groups that seem to focus more on politics than on Satanism. These types are created to promote hatred towards certain cultural groups and some recruit teenagers specifically. Don’t fall for it. It has nothing to do with Satanism, with no benefit to you.
The kind of group you want would be led by devoted Theistic Satanists. These people would be serious about Satanism, have years of experience, and practice as well as teach the religion. They would love Satan deeply, care about their members, and want to help them on their Satanic path.
Parents and Family
If you are like many teenage Satanists, one of the things you may be struggling with is having a family who does not understand your beliefs. Like most people, they were probably raised to believe that Satan is ‘evil’ and don’t understand why their child would want to follow him. If they believe in one of the Abrahamic faiths such as Christianity or Islam, they might have an even harder time with acceptance. They may not allow you to have occult books, ritual items, or anything to do with Satan in the house. They may have forbidden you to practice your religion. It has most likely made you feel angry, frustrated, and resentful as you want to grow spiritually and practice like everyone else.
Even though you may not be able to set up an altar and perform rituals at home, no one can stop you from praying to Satan and meditating. You don’t need any items to do these things. The greatest altar is your heart, soul, and mind, and no one can take what you do there away from you. Depending on where you live, you might want to find a quiet place outdoors where you can get away from people to pray and perhaps do a ritual. Focusing on Satan while walking can deepen your connection with him.
If you think your parents may be open to learning about Satanism, you might want to start a dialogue with them or show them your favourite Satanic websites. Hopefully, they will take the time to listen and try to understand why you have chosen Satan as your god. By looking at websites or books, they will see that Satanism is not what they thought it was. If you feel it is the right time, you might want to tell them how important it is to you to be able to practice your religion and that having an altar would mean a lot to you.
It is not easy having to abide by your parent’s rules, but if you are under eighteen and live under their roof, there are certain things you must do. Once you move out, you will have the freedom to do what you want. For now, concentrating on getting a good education, establishing good friendships, learning what you are good at doing, developing work skills, and strengthening your talents should be your priority.
Always take advantage of the time that you have. Even though things may be difficult for you right now, keep strong. Try to have a good relationship with your parents and be thankful for all they do for you. If your relationship with them is stressful, try to find common ground, something you all like that you can do together. Don’t let your differences come between you. Life is too short for that.
Living Your Life as a Satanist
Satanism is not an easy path. There will be struggles and sacrifices. The world is changing for the better in how it views Satanists, but some people still believe the old stereotypes. These people may be your teachers, fellow students, co-workers, family, and friends. When they find out you are a Satanist, they might give you a tough time, and you may lose people from your life. At times you may feel alone, disappointed, and angry.
You need to genuinely want to follow Satan.
If you feel that Satan has called you and you have responded to this call, this will be the most rewarding experience of your life. Nothing can compare to the relationship that you can have with him, and he will teach you knowledge and wisdom beyond measure. Ask him what his Will is for your life and prepare for what is to come.
As time goes on, it is important to make Satanism a way of life. Make sure to do something every day, even if it is just a short prayer. Celebrate Satanic holidays such as Halloween and the Solstices and give an offering to Satan once a week. If you have a hobby or talent, use it for Satan. You can make a significant difference for Satanism by doing this.
Live what you believe. If you say that study is important, make sure that it is a big part of your practice. Do things that will strengthen you and make you a better person in all areas of your life. The most important thing you can do is to learn about yourself and your life purpose. Trust yourself and change things that are not good for you. Learn what your Will is and set out to do it. Believe that all things are possible.
Satan may call you to do something special for him. It could include dedicating your life to him in a deeper way, teaching others about him, or he might want you to write a book about Satanism to help new Satanists. You will know if this happens, and Satan will guide you.
Satanism is your path. Walk it well.
This is a video I made for young Satanists where I talk about the importance of research and practice in Satanism, maintaining a good relationship with family, getting a good education, and loving themselves.