The Church of Satan (CoS): Political agenda,
organization, attitudes re: other religions, books
||Termination of the myth of equality for all.
||Tax all churches.
||Remove any religious beliefs which have been incorporated in
||"Development and production of artificial human companions."
||The freedom for all to live within a total environment of their
The Church of Satan is highly decentralized, believing that a strong central
organization is not desirable. Each Satanist is expected to follow his/her own path.
As of 2001-APR-31, Peter Gilmore was the Magister of the Church of
Satan; Blanche Barton was the High Priestess. 2 They switched
roles in 2004. An interview of Peter Gilmore is available online. 3
Local CoS groups of Satanists are generally called grottos.
Attitudes towards other religious groups:
Many Satanists feel that Wiccans are hypocrites,
because the latter restrict their work to positive, healing activities.
Satanists use magic and other rituals to benefit themselves and their friends,
but also are free to use these same rituals to harm their enemies -- persons who
have hurt them.
Satanism in Action 4 publishes a blacklist of
people and groups who they feel are guilty of "spreading lies and
misleading propaganda against Satanism." The blacklist recommends to
"Smash on sight" any of the listed offenders. Most are
conservative Christian authors, counter-cult groups and anti-cult
Books by A.S. LaVey:
Dates shown are of the currently-available editions:
Also see the biography of Anton Lavey:
||Blanche Barton, "Secret life of a Satanist: The authorized
biography of Anton LaVey," Feral
House, (1992). Review/order
Another useful book is:
||Blanche Barton, "The Church of Satan: A History of the World's Most
Notorious Religion," Hell's Kitchen Productions, (1990). Review/order
The following information sources were used to prepare and update the above
essay. The hyperlinks are not necessarily still active today.
A.S. LaVey, "Pentagonal revisionism: A five-point program," (1988) at:
Satanism101 supplies a "straightforward look at the Satanic religion." See:
David Shankbone, "Satanism: An interview with Church of Satan High Priest
Peter Gilmore," MySpace, 2007-NOV-05, at:
Satanism in Action publishes a periodical titled "Not Like Most," See:
Satanism in Action's blacklist was at: http://www.purgingtalon.com/ It
seems to be currently offline.
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Latest update: 2009-OCT-27
Author: B.A. Robinson
Links checked: 2009-OCT-27