3 Mistakes New Satanists Make

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3 Mistakes new Satanists makeI’ve been a Satanist going on 25 years. I’ve seen trends in Satanism come and go. But there are some common mistakes that new Satanists make that I have noticed in talking with new Satanists around the world, over the years.

The fact is, many new Satanists just don’t know where to go once they decide to become a Satanist. If you are new to Satanism, hopefully this will help you to not make the same mistakes that I’ve seen new Satanists make in the past.

Mistake #1 Not Taking The Time To Read The Satanic Bible

Many people over the years have asked me, “I want to become a Satanist, where should I start?”. I usually let them know that the Satanic Bible is a good place to start, for several important reasons.

The Satanic Bible was written by Anton LaVey and it serves as the doctrine for the Church of Satan. I am not LaVeyan – by any means. The Satanic Bible is not a perfect document. It is pieced together from various sources. But the overall philosophy is something that Satanists should become familiar with when they first start out in the path of Satanism.

The Satanic Bible enables you to understand the idea behind the basic philosophy of Satanism. The spirituality of Satanism, however, is something that you create and experience on your own. The basics behind the the philosophy is what helps you understand how to live as a Satanist.

Without this knowledge, you are left wondering what Satanists are talking about on forums, or why they reference certain things. You want to be in the know, right? Learn how to speak the Left Hand language.

The Satanic Bible is not a large book, you can read it in a few days. You don’t have to study it, and you don’t have to agree with everything that’s written in it, just become familiar with it. This book will give you a basic understanding of the philosophy of Satanism and the ideas behind Satanism as a social movement.

You can pick up a copy here at my Left Hand Path Books Blog -> The Satanic Bible

Mistake #2 Rushing Into a Pact Without Understanding the Consequences

I’ve known a few Satanists that came to me over the years saying that they rushed into their Satanic pact before they were sure what they were doing. They eventually quit Satanism but wanted to return.

Maybe they didn’t take the time to understand what is required to make a pact, or they didn’t have the confidence to live a Satanic life. Maybe they read somewhere that making a pact is easy and it’s all you have to do to become a Satanist. Well, its a little more complicated than that.

Yes, pacts are an important part of Satanism. A pact enables you to create a bond between you and Satan. It is useful for self-initiation into the Satanic path. But, just performing the pact ritual itself doesn’t make you a Satanist. It’s that moment when you know the time is right, when you have everything in order, that making a pact makes sense.

I suggest to my readers that a pact is serious business and it should be approached with caution and respect. A pact should be made after a period of time, when you have studied about Satanism and you have performed your own rituals. I usually suggest to wait a year before you decide.

Make Satanism a part of your life, but work towards the goal of having a pact. It’s so much more meaningful than just diving in without a direction or meaning, leaving you feeling empty. If you are going to swear your allegiance, know what you are swearing for. Don’t make a pact until you study, pray, ritualize and work with Satan in your own personal way for at least one year.

Read my page at the Spiritual Satanist Site, on Pacts and Satanic Dedication

Mistake #3 Not Doing Your Research

This last point ties in with points #1 and #2. Research is an important and often overlooked facet of learning how to walk the Satanic path. Nobody out there really teaches you how to research. You just do it on your own hoping that you are going in the right direction. Some people never research at all and they feel that once the answer is handed to them, they might be satisfied and feel that there is no need to ask any questions.

For those of us with a sense of curiosity, the search for knowledge is never ending. You should take the time to research the things you read about. Don’t just take someone’s word for it without investigating. The nature of the occult makes it easy for authors to obscure their sources. With a little bit of work, you can uncover their sources and understand more than just what is on the surface. The lesson here is not to take things at face value. Do your own research and come to your own conclusions. That way, you will have not only knowledge, but also wisdom. This will carry you farther than just simple belief.

Don’t Make These Mistakes!

So to recap, the three biggest issues that new Satanists face are the facts that many skip the essential part of at least reading the Satanic Bible. Many new Satanists rush into pact making without considering the long term consequences. And many aspiring Satanists who come from a Christian background, are too willing to accept other’s stories about Satan, without taking the time to do their own research. If you are new to Satanism, considering these three important suggestions may help you to walk the Satanic path with more confidence.

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6 COMMENTS




  1. 0

    This is an excellent blog. Thank you for taking the time to put your thoughts here. I find it echoes my worldview on lots of subjects and is extremely helpful.




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    Hello, i dont wanna say that i stumbled upon your blog, but to give some depth to my question im gonna give some short backstory.
    First of i discovered satanism when i was 12, but i was told it was band, and i gpt “scared off” but i always returned to read about satanism, when i was 18 i started living more by the rules of the satanic bible, i keept soin this til i was 21, and i found a peace in my life, then i let psychic vampires trick me, i falled hard, and at this point of typing ive spent 3,5 years lost, empty, hollow, but i still think about satanism, and i cant see it as a bad thing, and i naturally tend to turn to the ways in the öaveyan bible, when im doubtfull..now over a few months ive been very very depressed, and im feeling more alone than ever, i was browsing the web, started reading about satanism again and foind this blog, now to my question: i want to start doin some “easy” ritual, i know what i want to achive, but i do not know how tp communicate it. Because what i want to find is comfort in my self, and that km not alpne, that no matter what there is someone that can offer a sense of guidance a sense of belonging, but i dont know how to ask for help from satan, or how to give something back.
    Hopefully you will see this and reply, i wanted to include some backstory to give a sense of what i want to achive.
    Thanks and regards
    Tobias




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      Tobias, thank you for visiting my blog.. There is another blog post that may help you – 5 ways To get Closer To Satan. This post gives some suggestions on how you can develop and keep a relationship with Satan. Just remember that you are not alone, there are many Satanists who walk the path, but it can be a lonely path at times. That’s why i also suggest you find a discussion group that you can join where you can share your ideas and feelings. Nowadays there’s many of them at facebook (including my facebook fan page!)




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    Never seen anyone post anything like this and feel this is very necessary to be put out there ,thanks for coming up with this and of course I retweeted and shared to my facebook community page (:

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