Many stories that feature Satan give Satan an independent streak. Satan was the first rebel, the one who refused to conform. So it makes sense as a Satanist to be independent as well.
It is said that there is no ‘Satanic community’, no bond between the ones who choose to be Satanists, but I disagree. We are Satanists, regardless of what style we express this through, and our bond is found in the symbolism that we all use. You don’t have to belong to an organization. You can be an independent Satanist.
Anyone can be an independent Satanist. There are no rules or agendas to follow because it is something that is self-created through one’s own personal philosophy. Independent Satanism allows you to have freedom.
The independent Satanist is not allied with any groups or organizations, working for their own gain instead of using their time and energy to work for others. The philosophies of Satanism are generally based on autonomy and self-reliance, so the need for group interaction is a personal choice and not a requirement.
With independent Satanism, you are responsible for your own future and your own path. You will not have the guidance of a group, but you can seek out other independent Satanists to talk with and share experiences with. You have to find what resonates for you in occultism and Satanism and study and learn as much as you can.
You have to be able to stay motivated and not be afraid to be innovative and create your own methods. And most of all don’t be afraid to try, you have everything to gain if you do. Independent Satanism’s greatest benefit is the knowledge that you have the ability to direct your life in the way that you want to.
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