My name is James Hind, I identify as an independent-Satanist. I have no attachment to any Satanist group, I however contribute financially or in other ways with other Satanists in areas I have a mutual interest in.
I have been a Satanist around ten years, I have identified with the archetype of Satan since childhood. I was brought up in the Church of England, but Satanism is the only religion I feel comfortable with.
I follow my own interpretation of Satanism. The principle philosopher who influences my Satanism is the natural philosopher Heraclitus, this philosophy is further influenced by the ideas of my ancestors including the Romans, Celts, Norse and Germanic culture, plus my direct experiences of nature. I regard nature as my teacher and guide, that the patterns of nature is the source of reason, thus the only truth worth knowing.
I follow an empirical approach based upon experience, demonstration and observation. I am metaphorical, coding my ideas and observations in visual allegory, narrative and symbol. I place value on wisdom drawn from expereince, knowledge drawn from senses and reason drawn from the common patterns of nature over opinion and convention.
I have the ADD version of ADHD, a hunter-gatherer genetic disposition, which in addition to its challenges gifts me the abilities of hyperfocus, global thinking and discernment.
I am spiritual. I consider all things in nature have a potential side, their spirit, and a material side, their body. As I consider all things have a spirit side, and nature moves in a spiral, I support the idea of reincarnation. Based upon how I see nature, I support the theory and practice of chaos magick.
When I post on the internet, I am identified under the following avatar, which is derived from an image of my younger self: