Becoming grounded in Satanism

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Those that walk the Left Hand Path are successful when they are grounded in the material world like this tree. 

Success in the Left Hand Path is built on the foundation of becoming grounded in the material world.  No acorn becomes an oak tree unless it first is planted in the soil, then develops roots in the earth.

It is great to see a Satanic organisation the Satanic Temple establish its headquarters in a physical location at Salem USA, opening this month.  If any Satanic group is serious in manifesting its will in the material world, then having a physical base is necessary.

If the internet vanished today, so would most of the Satanist organisations, because they are mostly nothing more than an internet site or a page on Facebook.  The internet is a grubby junkyard of opinion and fantasy, mostly disconnected from the material world.  Even the Church of Satan is nothing more than an internet site and mailing list owned by a tired deluded couple who enjoy a good living from the annual harvest of fools who pay $200 a time to join their exclusive but irrelevant fan club.

Whilst it is acceptable that at first the newbies of Satanism partake in the path via the internet, I expect such individuals to develop the maturity to see that Satanism is a path of experiences and the senses practiced in the material world rather than the pages of Facebook.  If after a year, all the individual “Satanist” is manifesting are posts on Facebook and other internet sites, I think they should look elsewhere for their path, Satanism is a path they are unsuited for.

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The individual and internet Satanic groups

On a certain internet forum for about two weeks has been an argument raging principally between two people asserting their dominion over a dying and discredited Satanic group.  In the argument is the name dropping of countless anonymous pseudonyms allegedly as authorities of the group, which led to one outsider commentator asking if all these people are real.

Satanism on the internet is word-soup, all Satanic groups on the internet are run by one or a few people, often using multiple online personas using group status to assert their authority over Satanism.  Even the Church of Satan since the death of its founder Anton LaVey is no more than a badly run marketing operation, with an excel membership list and a jazzed-up website run by a husband-wife team based in New York.

Satanic real-life presence is mostly individuals, most who like me won’t go round with “Satanist” labelled to our forehead.  There might be a few Right Hand Path group-minded Satanic cults around, but Satanists mainly come together in real life only when there is a conference or festival.

My Satanic online presence is limited to this blog, and I am helping with an information site for independent Satanists, these are ways that I manifest my creative Satanic will on the internet, and hopefully it benefits others in the process, but I see no point going beyond this.  One has to be mindful that all internet Satanic groups are nothing more than a few egotistical people running group-minded operations that benefit themselves at the expense of their followers.

Envy is for losers

The widespread media attention about the proposal for a Satanic statue at the Oklahoma State Capitol by The Satanic Temple revealed the sad state of internet Satanism, with many internet Satanists showing envy, which in my opinion is a trait of a loser.

There are three ways that a Satanist can make a positive Satanic impact: being an individual; create resources that are useful to new Satanists; creatively challenge the worldviews of society.  The Satanic Temple under the leadership of Lucien Greaves has made it an art form challenging the ideas of society with their activity.

Internet Satanists spend too much of their lives trolling internet forums, rather than expressing action in real world life.  Rather than being envious losers it would benefit internet Satanists achieving results in real life activity than constantly seeking personal validation from other internet losers in forums.

Satanic standards

In my opinion the individual Satanist sets their own Satanic standard, which separates them from the mindless sheep.  The qualities I set for myself include maturity, independent thought and quality.  I despise mediocrity, stupidity and slavishness.  Call me a Satanic snob, but I look down on those that fall below the reasonable standards I look to in Satanists.

No Satanist is the same, but each I think should set a standard that they practice through deed rather than word.  Such Satanists offer a template to new Satanists to learn from, activity that commands respect, charisma and reputation. Recently, an arch-opponent of Satanism, Pope Francis offered an example through a deed that won my respect when in humility he suffered the attention of an annoying child.  Pope Francis offers through deed rather than empty words a revealing strength of his personal standards.

A standard I value is one offered to Satanists by Anton Lavey, I quote:

“3. When in another’s lair, show him respect or else do not go there.”

Recent drama involving a few dozen Satanists and certain Satanic forums earns my contempt.  If the Satanist dislikes the activity or attitudes of a Satanic forum, leave, join or found an alternative site.  Instead, these Satanists trolled, complained like old women, and hacked the Satanic sites they had problems with, expressing mediocrity, juvenile and retarded action unbecoming of a Satanist.

If the individual Satanist wishes to consider themselves superior to the masses of humanity, then standards of personal quality through deed rather than word is required.

Real life and internet forums

A new Satanic forum emerges upon the internet as rebels of a failed rebellion against the Satanic International Network forum set up home.  I am a critic of internet forums, I read them, but I have no desire for membership of them.  Internet forums, full of drama and ignorant garbage, few will bother reading.

Satanism is an individual path of real life doing.  Internet forums are an educational diversion but nothing more, many fall for the trap that internet forums are the end goal of their Satanism.

In my opinion the emerging new paradigm of Satanism is the empowered individual who puts aside their devotion to group slavery of Satanic church, forum and prepackaged dogma. Read the works of Satanist writers such as Anton Lavey, but convert those ideas into something personally useful to your needs and circumstances in real life.  No Satanist should be the same.

A Satanic reality check

I am neither a fan or a member of Satanic groups or forums, but I like to read what fellow Satanists are saying, with events involving two recent Satanic forums offering a reality check about Satanism.

Satanic International Network run by Zachary Schroeder and the Sect of the Horned God run by Thomas Leroy has for a month been in disagreement with a small minority of vocal Satanists, who have caused drama, trolled and hacked those forums.

As Anton LaVey wrote:

“When in another’s lair, show him respect or else do not go there.”

When in another Satanists lair, be it a group, forum or home, you give them respect, or don’t visit.  It is the reaction of a slave who is unable to let go, to hang on complaining like an old woman when the lair they are guest in does not stroke their misplaced egos.  Why the need to form a pack of old women? Why not go off and join another forum, or make your own?

Another reality check is that the internet is a tool of communication, it is not Satanism, if all the “Satanic” individual or group has is an internet site without the substance of real life results, then they are misguided.  Sect of the Horned God for instance holds events attracting hundreds of Satanists in real life, hacking and killing their low activity internet forum has zero impact on making them vanish due to their real life activities.

Zachary Schroeder however is his own worst enemy, having been part of a conspiracy to successfully buy and close down an older rival Satanic network called MySatan a few years ago, the same people causing Schroeder his current problems were amongst those who helped him close down MySatan.

Many of those who have been unable to move on from their obsession with fighting Schroeder and his forum, are anonymous pseudonyms who after being kicked out of their forum have nothing tangible to claim in the form of achievement or reputation, they become nameless nobodies of no relevance to anyone.  It is individual achievement in real life that matters in Satanism, the internet is just a side-show.

The recent YouTube video by Zachary Schroeder and Thomas Leroy is worth watching as a reality check for Satanists:

 

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Wolf packs or sheep?

Human psychology interests me, so it fascinates me why so many of my fellow Satanists, all who in theory express individualism, feel the need to gather together into groups to beat down a fellow Satanist.  The question I ask, are these Satanists a pack of wolves or mere sheep?

In the school playground as a child I would often see some kid fall out of favor in the group, and everyone would gang up in an often violent and spiteful campaign to bully them.  This happened to me too in my early experiences in employment, my Satanist desires to be individualistic setting me apart from the conformist culture, resulting in many ganging up to force me to conform, upon which I would after a bloody fight resign with a handsome payoff.  Now I am self-employed and call the shots.

As I often mention in my blog posts, Satanism is a path of individualism, and thus I argue we should keep clear of groups, and strive to build our own unique Satanic paths.  However, too many Satanists prefer to gather in their groups, such as on forums, and adopt pre-packaged off-the-shelf ideologies that someone else created such as Laveyanism, which they slavishly follow with no understanding or attempts to adapt to their individual circumstances.

One classic example of the slavish nature of some so-called Satanists is in internet Satanism, they gather in their groups, some individual incurs the displeasure of the group by being Satanically individualistic, and the wolfpack forms to tear apart the individual that dared to be different.  Likewise if some new student of Satanism happens to express noobish ideas, as we all often did when we started out in Satanism, it is an invite for the wolfpack to rip them apart.  The wolfpack delight in drama, seeing some controversy to cause mischief they gather together like the children in the playground to destroy the object of their torment.

I give credit to Zachary Schroeder for his strong response against those that seek to destroy his forum, like a mother cat protecting her kittens, Schroeder has and is taking a hard-line against a Satanist wolfpack that seeks to rip apart his forum.  I have no respect for wolfpacks, they are sheep, who lack the imagination to be individual, preferring to destroy that which they envy than be creative and build an alternative such as their own forums.  Yes, I admire strong leaders, people like Putin, the world are full of weak sheep, which is why this world is falling to pieces.  I have zero tolerance for sheep dressed as wolfpacks, and I fully support the notion of packing them all into a room and machine gunning them to death.