Bill answers some listener mail about Satanic essays, Satanic sigils, the strange phenomenon of Christian TikTok users “respecting” Satanism, and the absurdity of an “After School Satan” club.
Satansplain celebrates its first anniversary with “Spotlights, Dimbulbs, and Shine”, a special talk that was presented only at the Church of Satan’s 50th anniversary gathering in 2016. Magister Bill shares his own observations concerning members who’ve come in and out of the spotlight over the years, the dimbulbs who don’t get Satanism, and how Satanists might maximize their potential.
00:00 – Intro
05:13 – Overview
11:22 – Spotlights
20:53 – Dimbulbs
42:38 – Shine
Bill answers listener questions about Satanic weddings, advice for young Satanists, and other topics.
Before The Satanic Bible, before heavy metal, there was “The Satanic Mass”. Explore the history and content of this infamous 1968 album, recorded and released by the Church of Satan.
Download the album & liner notes for free:
Hymn of the Satanic Empire (includes sheet music & tablature):
Satanic Mass essay:
In 1980, Anton LaVey was brought to the FBI’s attention on completely fabricated accusations against him. Some idiots today still make a big to-do out of this obscure absurdity. Bill addresses this and answers listener mail, with some questions on pseudo-satanism, comments on some of the more recent episodes, a crazy Satanic anecdote, and more.
Back in the early 1970s, the Church of Satan experimented with different hierarchy standards, from color-coded medallions to multiple ceremonial titles, eventually scrapping what didn’t work and keeping what did. Internal newsletters from the day share some insight into what that was like.
Answering listener mail about Marilyn Manson, marijuana, and other topics. Also, Bill gives his thoughts on his recent appearance on Comedy Central’s “Tooning Out The News”.
00:00 – Intro
01:16 – Relevant Re-reading
03:36 – Religion during hard times
05:40 – Recap: Yes, Satanism is a religion. Really.
07:26 – Don’t be afraid of the “d” word
09:12 – Clown World, subjective jadedness
15:13 – “Demoralization Process”
16:45 – “A Medicine for Melancholy, or How to Avoid the D.P.s”
20:35 – LaVey’s 3 suggestions
27:18 – Comments on the essay, Nostalgia, ‘Member Berries
32:05 – Being a hipster vs. avoiding the D.P.s
33:05 – Bill’s argument for physical media
40:15 – Choices vs. indulgence
41:46 – Dangers of impulsion & compulsion
44:27 – “Instant gratification” and long-term indulgence
Gabriella Swerling of the Telegraph contacts the Church of Satan for an article on the “rise of Satanism”, only to completely ignore what we said and print bullshit instead. A look at Satanism vs. the world of incompetent clickbait journalists (including Vice, of course). Also, The Satanic Temple rightfully and expectedly loses another frivolous lawsuit against its ex-members.
00:00 – Intro
01:28 – Review of Satansplain basics
05:34 – Why yes, I am a gatekeeper, thank you.
08:01 – Once again, no: it’s not a No True Scotsman fallacy.
09:22 – Why I’m looking at the Telegraph
12:05 – Why Vice sucks
13:42 – Vice’s “Guest Pass” message and our reply
19:33 – Satanacdote: Lamb of God hat / Bad Religion sticker
24:32 – I may make an appearance on Comedy Central. We’ll see.
25:13 – Gabriella’s message to the COS
27:41 – The COS replies back to Gabriella
35:28 – What the Telegraph wrote
51:48 – Recap on journalists
52:32 – Satanic Temple loses another SLAPP suit against Queersatanic (including Bill’s description of what a SLAPP suit is)
56:12 – SLAPP suit article, continued
Hear why Satanism shouldn’t be included in “inclusivity” efforts. Also the basics of the Satanic calendar system, and the folly of trying to exclude certain parts of Satanism from the rest.