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Another Mr. Know-it-all
Oh, Tumblr. How you cause my brain to explode! With regards to the second paragraph in this person’s post:
People, you can think what you want and use what symbols you want to represent whatever the fuck you want but you need to study it.
There is no ‘church’ or study school of satanism, there was but it was demolished so you can’t exactly be ‘knighted’ as a satanic priest but the inverted cross is mostly for people who try to be satanist, people who want to be but don’t want to be, people who want others to see them as different.
At my school when people figured out I was a satanist guess what? I didn’t get any kudos, I get threats and discrimination, I’m not looked up to…I stopped carrying my bible and stopped wearing symbols referring to the religion because I was, literally, close to the brink of death because of it, as satanists we don’t “praise” and we don’t go around screaming “we’re satanist…give us attention!” As a matter of fact, (this may just be me personally) we (I) don’t want attention all we want and need is our beliefs and system because we’re always looked down upon…who looks up to us and says “wow, I want to be like them…” Nobody says that because they don’t understand us and that my brothers and sisters is why I stick to the people who have similar beliefs.”
I’ve been a member of the Church of Satan since very early 1997 and was a supporter in contact with various CoS representatives since I was roughly 18 years old (around 1989). Some years after Anton LaVey died his former home was demolished, not the Church of Satan itself—the Church of Satan was never a building! The current Black House is owned by High Priest, Magus Peter H. Gilmore, and High Priestess, Magistra Peggy Nadramia, in New York.
As far as this blogger claiming one can’t become a Priest in the Church of Satan: I know (as do some readers here) several people who were appointed to the Priesthood in the CoS just two weeks ago on Walpurgisnacht (April 30).
Apparently, this blogger should stop whining and heed his own advice: study it! It’s all available at http://www.churchofsatan.com for those who sincerely want to know.
He should also read my previous posts on the inverted cross.
For those in Honolulu, we’re playing a show tonight at Hawaiian Brian’s—a fundraiser for our friends, Pimpbot, to go on tour. Our set is scheduled at 10pm, so get there early!
Pentacles & Pentagrams
Just a quick note—basics for the kiddies:
Pentacle - an object having five corners. From the Italian Pentacolo.
Pentagram - a five pointed star created by extending the sides of a pentagon. From the Greek Pentagrammon.
Pentagon - a five sided geometrical shape.
A Pentagram is always a pentacle, no matter which way it is pointing, so long as it is an object. So is a pentagon. A pentacle is obviously not always a pentagram, as it may also be a pentagon or any other object with five corners. This is why Wicca began using the term pentacle when referring to a tool (five cornered object) and not just a pentagram.
The argument about whether one has a circle around it or not or that Wiccans only use pentacles and Satanists only use pentagrams is completely ludicrous when one knows what these words mean.
In Satanism our primary symbol is the Sigil of Baphomet (pronounced “ba-fo-MET,” not BAH-fo-met” or “Ba-fo-may”—the “a” like in “cat” and “met” rhyming with “pet”), which contains a goat head inside of a pentagram (two-points-up), surrounded by two circles, between which are the Hebrew characters “L, V, Th, Y, N” for Leviathan. It is a very specific symbol that, in its entirety, cannot justly be called either a pentagram or pentacle, as the pentagram is but a single component of the whole—as if one would call an entire car simply a tire.
Hopefully Tumblr will cease to frustrate me one day soon, so I can eventually get back to posting mainly band-related news and music. I’m hoping this post wasn’t a complete waste of my time.
More Idiots Are Still At It
Here’s the thing about symbols and symbolism: they can have any meaning the viewer wishes to imbue them with. If an image causes a particular emotional reaction in a person, its original intent is inconsequential because to the viewer it symbolized what he associates with the emotional response he gets from it.
This is why no matter how loud these fucking retarded Tumblr wanna-be know-it-all kids scream that an inverted cross is the cross of Saint Peter, they are still blind to anything else it could be—and why, regardless of their whining, it will always remain associated with Satanism. This evokation of emotional response is what constitutes it as being a truly Satanic symbol, from a Satanic perspective—the only perspective that matters in this scenario.
See my previous post:
Submitted by T. Moreland, who received his in the mail today! Displayed on Magus Peter H. Gilmore’s The Satanic Scriptures.
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