Are You Ready?


Guess who? Yes… It’s me… Thought you’d never hear from me again didn’t you?

Well I’m sorry to disappoint you… It is nice to be back in action… The deity always makes the way.

Stay tuned… I have not returned without a purpose… And I will not be silent

My Facebook however is no longer accessible.. Morons won’t let me back on so I have created another one.. Same name.. Same me… Just nothing there… Yet

So welcome back to the infernal path.. The black flame burns as fierce as ever.. And it will not be hidden.

Hail Satan!
Hail the great Dragon!
Der ortu populi Satanae!

AGM James L. Nicholson II
Founder
OTD+

Ancient Origins…


It has been said, not just by myself, but by others. It makes absolute sense, and seems to be ignored all too often.

Don’t try to reinvent the wheel!

Perhaps this is to complex for some of those of lesser intelligence… How about, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”? Either way, we live in a time where people are trying to come up with something different, involving the same power and entities that have been present since the beginning of human civilization.

Throughout history, ancient cultures have assimilated each others beliefs, and thereby established a general similarity between old and new, keeping them alive through transference and evolution. In more recent times however, spawning in the early dark ages, older culture and ideals were twisted and corrupted.. even destroyed for the benefit of a single group attempting to centralize power over the masses.

Islam, for example, began as a political revolution behind Mohammed, and as it spread it destroyed the many religious and cultural areas through out the middle east. It demonized local and ancient entities, all under the name of the rise.of Islam and its establishment.

Christianity, also accomplished the same goals, as it destroyed the cultures of Europe as well as the areas of the world were it spread. It completely rewrote history to establish itself, as well as demolished the older and ancient religions and entities that came before it.

Some would like to claim that Judaism also accomplished this, however their existence is completely attributed to the history created by the Christian and Islamic machines of old. Their history and culture stands out from the absolutism instilled by the other Abrahamic cults. Judaism borrowed extensively from Sumerian and Egyptian culture, seeing as these two ancient cultures were the foundation to which their civilization is attributed.

Modernism

Modernism, is the current state of our society. It is in a flux between science and religion. We see this in the rapid advancement of technology and science, versus the decisive decline of religious rule over every aspect of life. Granted this has been beneficial to the majority of mankind, it has left us lacking in the areas which involve matters of a spiritual nature.

I have had many a conversation with modernists of many different paths, and they all share one common theme… Lack of cohesion. Granted, they may be able to handle tolerance, or other modern forms, however when the issue is raised of the deity, or the spiritual, they scoff and debase. This makes for a rather weak individual. The ancients are brushed aside for more, less primal influences, and thereby make the person weaker.

Oftentimes, modernism seems to coincide with atheism, which although I respect the opinions of those with such thoughts, seems to be a lessening factor in matters of the paraphysical. Magic loses its strength when focused merely out of the power of the human will, and the misdirected.energy becomes nothing more than free food for the lesser egregores that float through the other/spiritual.

The apathetic nature of the modernist to the needs and ambitions of the theistic minded is well known, although there are those who deserve such treatmemt.. for example, the Westboro Baptist Church nut jobs… People such as these use the belief in a deity to commit jnspeakable stupidity, and thereby make all theists seem moronic to the modernist.

While I personally do not care what the opinion of the modernist is, I have to be mindful if their large numbers.. As in the olden days, there is strength in numbers – at least in the physical realm.

The New Age

This is a fairly common term to encompass the more recent developments in spiritually geared areas. Granted most of these movements are lacking in strength, they do have a fairly well thought out grasp on the ideals of tolerance.

The new age movement typically does not include Satanists, however there are some rather less powerful people who use the title. They are drawn to the “rainbows and lollipops” picture of the occult that is painted therein. Its a nice idea, but farther from the truth than people wish to admit.

New Age occultism, at least in my experience is a variation of buddhism, eastern mysticism. While these paths may offer some positive influences to ones own journey, I would say that to the true spiritual realm there is no benefit. As far as Satan is concerned, there is hardly any benefit on any level. You have to make your own choices, however I have personally found the older, the more powerful, and thereby more accurate.

The new age movement has encompassed Christianity on many fronts, namely the liberal movements in the various churches. These have softened our own enemies to the point where many Christians do not even believe in a Satan.. while disrespectful to my Deity, it protects our people from the not fanatical element that would do us harm. These more liberal Christians are more willing to defend our own rights, and safety, over their own more fundamentally challenged brethren. (Nothing funnier than watching Christians fight over the local Satanist… And watching some defend them)

Why Theistic Satanism

I am asked this question by nearly everyone I come into contact with.. While it does make things a little more complicated, it is worth it.

Theistic Satanism, is the root of the spiritual. Power of real magnitude flows from within its boundaries, and influences everything around it.. seen and unseen. There is no religion, path, or faith older than Theistic Satanism, and its roots are dug deep within the original human culture – Sumeria.

Some have claimed that merely using the moniker of Satan to address our deity is a link to the more recent abrahamic cults.. Research into the ancient cuneiform has shown that the title, which is what it is, predates Judaism, into Sumer. Hence, it is they who have taken our name.

The power that lies within the soul of a Theistic Satanist is one of the most primordial that can be found, as the ancients will, and the power of.mankinds original defender, Satan, is tied into it. The empowering the individual with a power not found within the mainstream. It takes time, and dedication to tap this power, but is indeed worth the effort.

Following the deity that freed mankind from slavery gives the Theistic Satanist a sense of pride in the face of danger, courage on the eve of destruction, and hope in the darkest hours.. its strength has been felt by those of all other paths, and has existed the Infernal Wrath of Satan on many an unassuming enemy.. leaving them destroyed completely.. and nothing can be done to stop it.you

I have personally seen the power of Satan reach through the so called power weilded by the Christian god.. lthey have no strength, and I have taken priests down in the past and recently, with the mere thought of their demise, they are visited by demonic warriors.. and no crucifix has saved one of them yet.

Just recently I helped a young lady whose parents decided that her being invloved with the occult had to go. While I personally had no contact with the woman, those thay did have contact with her and me, were able to relay messages to her on how to withstand the brutal brainwashing used by the catholics. Spiritual warfare is not exclusively set aside for the christians to use, as the Theistic Satanist is even more prepared and armed for such battles.

The community of Theistic Satanism however, does not reflect this strength however, as it is rife with stupidity and fraud. There is a psychotic person trying to start some maniacal cult.. All the while, the real efforts, such as the OTD amd TOTS become muddled in drawn out skirmishes with inner retards and morons…

The Ancients would be ashamed of our use of the deities and their power against one another… However this seems to be all that many are capable of. The eternal power of the Dark King must be respected, lest He choose to.abandon those claiming to be real.

Closing Thoughts

We live in a time of growth and turmoil.. the stage is being set for a great movement within Satanism, and more precisely Theistic Satanism… The OTD is poised to lead the charge, but the will of the people has to match that of Satan, lest we be drawn down in a hail of inner rifts and fighting.

I also want to give a word to my growing number of supporters, including those down in New Mexico… A clan of friends that are considered allies of the Order and the Deity. Especially one special one…

Infernal Blessings to all who pass this way.. and receive them with an open heart and mind.

Hail Satan!
Hail the Dragon!

De ortu populi Satanae!

AGM James L. Nicholson II
Order of the Dragon

Slam the door shut…


Seems to me that people have no concept of what Theistic Satanism is.. should be, or could be. It is surrounded by babbling idiots all trying to take it over… The question I would say, and ask of them, is why?

Why are a bunch of Atheists trying to control Theistic Satanism?

Why are a bunch of Squidly Christians trying to infiltrate Theistic Satanism?

People with no care for the community of the Theistic Satanist seem to be chomping at the bit to take it as their own, and bend it to their will. There is a.reason for this though… We have the power they don’t…

They know we have the power of Satan on our side, and that is what they seek to control. Sure, they have some minor power of their own, based off of their human will, but it’s nothing compared to that of the Theistic Satanist. Powered by the Black Flame, and protected by Satan and The Dragon, we have no limits to our might. They know this, and either seek to control or belittle us.

This is why people who follow LaVey wish to silence us…

This is why lovecraftian morons wish to wrap their tentacles around us…

This is why Christians like Joy of Satan and others who operate by false names (“hint hint” New York City) wish to claim to be with us..

So… Stay strong in the deity, for they have nothing over us, and we have what they never will have.. Lest they truly become a Theistic Satanist.

Hail Satan!
Hail The Great Dragon!

De ortu populi Satanae!

AGM James L. Nicholson II
TOTS/OTD/STA/?

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Silence….


Exactly that… Silence.. nothing to be seen, websites decaying and people scattering.. All that remains in the wake of the biggest battle within Satanism. It saw all major names involved, and it tore open major gaps in their respective fortresses, however few are left to talk about it..

The dust, as they say, has been bitten. All that remains are a smattering of maniacal squid worshippers, and hobbled old war horses… What happened to the Theistic Satanist?

Are they lost in the drama fest that is Facebook, (which I am no longer a part of) or did they run and hide like the cowards they are? Is all that is left of the great satanic community what I observe crumbling around us?

Some may say I am a victim of such as well… No, I am merely less available due to my removal of myself from facebook. My various projects are still progressing, just on a different level than before. More productive, and less nonsense.

Due to the actions of a less than scrupulous domain name host, the TOTS has run into a financial quandary. This is however being addressed and should be resolved soon. However, other than that, life is moving on… Just as it always.has.

So if you are out there my fellow Theistic Satanist, be strong and hold the path. The Black Flame is with you. I am with you.. The dragon is with you…..

And the Dark Lord of the Earth is with you… Satan !

We shall rise again!
Hail the Great Dragon!
Hail Satan!

De ortu populi Satanae!

AGM James L. Nicholson II
TOTS/OTD/STA/??

Happy New Year? Kiss my Ass…


This past year has seen many a change, not only within the community but also within my own personal life. While my own personal changes have been horrid, the changes in the community have not.

The community seems to show much more potential than it has in the past, despite hiccups caused by frauds and illiterates. This change has necessitated a change within myself as well, asi have had mote attacks spiritually this year than in any other time prior. Suffice to say,this year has been one of tests, and the and the approach to outsiders with kindness and tolerance has been one of the victims.

You may not understand what I am referring to, so let me explain.

I have spent my time exercising patience and tolerance on those who do not deserve such. Whether or not it be due to their own arts ks on our people,or on myself, I fought to refrain from destroying their ego and beliefs, in an effort to be the better person. All this has done is make myself look weak in the eyes of the master. So, no more Mr nice buy, as the song says.

The Dragon calls on the servants of Satan and The Black Flame to be fearless warriors, to stand for their path and their people. This means defending those within the community whom they may not agree with, but have a common allegiance in Satan. Our enemies are too numerous both inside and out, to spend our time playing patty cake with them. They don’t truly care about us or our people, so why should we care about them?

So the new year brings with it the unleashing of a day of the Infernal Warrior, and the end of the pushover. No more stupidity and no more backing down. It is time to awaken the beast, and let loose Satan’s army, and take our freedom seriously.

Don’t like it?

Kiss my Infernal Ass….

Hail Satan!
Hail the Great Dragon!
De ortu populi Satanae!

AGM James L. Nicholson II

A Future Project


I am currently working on a completely educational project, to supplement my work on Satanipedia, which has been overtaken by spam and insane people since my lack of full internet access came upon me.

This coming project will present information of a purely informative point of view, as well as rituals, tools and etc. There will be no commentary on any issues within the community, as they are to be saved for this site and the Satanic Liberation Front, along with another project in the works.

The Goal

The goal, is to present information that people are searching for, without them having to visit the sites of those whom are tainted within our community, and attempt to control it – while not being part of our path at all. It will not slam anyone,  or anything, just present information and knowledge.

I look forward to working on this project…

Hail Satan!
Hail The Dragon!

AGM James L. Nicholson II
Infernal High Priest
Founder

OTD/TOTS/STA/??

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Official Symbols of the Order

Your Life in Satan


Satan, the ruler of the Darkness beckons, and very few seem to truly hear or see this. Granted there are those who play a good part, taking the time to join the Church of Satan, wear a pentagram and say .”Hail Satan”, but what are they really doing? Are they doing such to be cool or rebellious? Are they taking the time to look at the basics of Satanism as a whole? Typically the answer to this, for most people in our community would be a resounding NO.

Before you accuse me of saying that someone is not a Satanist, pay attention to what I am truly saying….. Not just what you want to hear.

Satanism and You
Satanism has a very unique quality when left undisturbed by morons… It is the most individualistic paths in the world today, second only to atheism. There are even Satanists who me are more atheist than Satanic. Stemming from the Propaganda that forces children to go to the local indoctrination camp (aka Christian schools and etc) we see that Satanism has been used to describe everything from witchcraft to paganism. This, while correct by flawed biblical nonsense, is incorrect when looking at Satanism from within the path itself.

Granted, we use withcraft, and other tab boo occult arts,but not everyone who uses such are Satanists or closely related to one either.

The Christian bible makes it very clear that anything not of “god” is of Satan. This wide blanket is more than enough to establish our path as unique and isolated.  This causes more problems than needed for those in our community without any help whatsoever.

Satanism is essentially the scape goat for everything that is wrong in the world today.

While there are a small minority of idiots who enjoy such negativity, the vast majority if people in our community do not.

Satanism should be something that we choose without any form of stupid advertisement, as that is an offense to the master. We choose to be what we wish, based on our own spiritual path.

The Satanic Atheistic Current
Beneath the talk of Dark Lords, and great hellish beings, there is always a shred of doubt. Doubt that these creatures exist beyond what humanity makes them to be. Essentially making humanity the god, and everything else a delusion.

Before you label me an atheist, think about this. Why would an all powerful entity, considered to be capable of almost everything and anything, be concerned with specs like us?

Even at our strongest and most enlightened we are pitiful little apes with no more common sense than a flea. We still suffer from over inflated egos, delude ourselves into thinking we are kings and queens of some ancient empire.

Humanity has a giant flaw, and that is pride. We gain power and become as corrupt as those we seek to oppose. I have seen this recently in our community, as someone who had been defending that which is right became just as totalitarian as he whom he despised. This is humanities curse, and these un Satanic fools are too deluded to see this.

Parting Thoughts
One key to success is humility in the face if ignorance. I have made mistakes in the past and have admitted to such. I am not perfect, however there are some who need to take a look in the mirror before pointing a finger at me.

I am no king, and really neither are you. We are all equals, and those who are leaders in our community are to be no better than those who choose to follow them. It is not Satanic to be a dictator, as that us what Christians search for…. The tyrannical priest to feed the sheep.

I may have my flaws, but so do you. When you remember thus, perhaps you may gain back the favor you have list with Satan, and even the community.

Hail Satan!
De Ortu Populi Satanae!

James L. Nicholson II
Founder,

Temple Of Theistic Satanism
Order of The Dragon

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Satanic Tyrants


This question seems to only recently need be asked, however it is sad to say that it does indeed need to be answered.

Perhaps, it is easy to say one line in response to this, however where would the problem be solved? Wound anyone learn anything? The answer to this, would be no where, and NO.

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Ancient Knowledge

Satanic Ritual Tools and Ideas


Most websites dedicated to Witchcraft, or any other form of the occult, contain a area dedicated to tools that one can use for rituals, spells, or other actions or effects. This will be no different, however some may be more strict in their requirement of you to have certain objects and items for specific uses. This will not be as such, and will be written with as many suggestions, and also an opinion or two to help you make better choices based up on your situation, need, and ability.
The Altar, one of the most sought for items at the beginning of ones path, is actually one of the easiest to gain. The Altar, the focal point for many in their rituals and workings, is something of a misnomer in its importance, and sometimes looked at with a little more reverence than it is indeed due. This listing will not be just about an altar, or what you should do to get one – but rather help you in your quest to evolve in the path you have chosen -

Regardless of what that may be -

The Altar

The Altar, is used in the activities of many of not only The Satanic Bible’s different rituals, but also some written about by other occult authors such as Konstantinos, and others. Although many have written about it vaguely, merely stating that you should have a certain set up of candles at least, and maybe some symbols relevant to your choosing – they are still described as a ornate symbol of your devotion, and can become that in time and through much effort.

The Altar serves not only as a place to hold your ritual items, symbols, and other tools – it also functions as a focal point of your Magical, Spiritual, and mental energy – from all of the power you invest in it, the workings you perform on or near it, and the willpower you imbue onto it. IT can become symbolic of your strength, and a place of great energy and power – whether you are a Spiritual, Theistic, or LaVeryan Satanist – it is someplace that you will be close to – even when you are far away from it.

Some Basic Ideas

There are many opinions on the set up, and design of what a Satanic Altar should look like. The Satanic Bible, suggested that the Satanic altar should be a naked woman whenever possible, and that this was to represent the carnal roots of Satanism, and the idea that the religion of man had made our own carnal desires sinful. This is in line, with  LaVeyan Satanism, which is Atheistic in nature, and indulgent in action.

Another description, on if a woman is not available, or impractical for the Altar, then a special Trapezoidal altar may be used for ritual work. Although this is yet another possibility, I am unsure if the average Satanist will be able to come up with, or make, an altar of such shape and recommended requirements.

Should you not be able to accommodate the above suggestions, this is not the end of all hope for the prospect of your having a Satanic Altar. Other Occult paths have similarities in the respect of an Altar – some having ornate suggestions involving Crystals, or other items, however the set up of your altar is completely up to you.

Below are some ideas that may get you started on a path to a functioning altar if that is your wish -

A Table

Although you may think of an altar as a large stone or heavy wooden structure, that looks as if it was carved from an ancient tree or mountain, an average table no bigger than a nightstand or card table can function just as well. The average coffee table can work as well, unless your rituals are performed in more of a standing posture than that of sitting or kneeling. If you are one whom likes to do your rituals and workings more from the standing posture, you may be able to find a drafting table. They come in a variety of sizes and designs, ranging from elaborate to self built plywood set ups. You do not have to buy any, nor am I advertising for the website, but some ideas can be found HERE.

Appropriate Covering

Perhaps you now have a table that you have decided to make your altar – lets now stop thinking of it as a ‘table’ and from henceforth only call it your altar. (This will help in the charging of it with magic and spiritual energy, as you are already associating it with power and ritual) As you look at your altar, look at the design of it, the colors and the markings. PErhaps it has some sort of damage on its surface that makes it not as appealing to look at as you would hope – or perhaps it is a brand new item you purchased or built yourself – regardless of its age, or condition, take in the entire look of it, and decide what you feel or wish it to look like. Perhaps you wish to see it draped in a long black cloth, or another color you find empowering – regardless of your preferences, it is very simple to do this without spending a lot of money – if you need to at all.

Most towns or cities, have an arts and crafts store within them, and these stores often have a large section of fabric that can be purchased for a fairly reasonable prices. (To decide what you truly want, you may have to look around at the selection, and then decide based on what you feel is appropriate as well as cost effective for you) Purchasing the fabric direct, is much cheaper than ordering from an occult store or other source. These covers, can then be modified through embroidery (if you know how, or have a shop in your area that is willing to do it for you) or staining to have the symbolism and design that you truly want – and then you have the ability to have much more power in the altar – as you had a hand in its very creation. You can use any symbols you feel empowered by, whether it be a serpent, baphomet, pentagram or other symbol. The Sword – When reading The Satanic Bible, one sees in the ritual descriptions and ideas the use of a sword – the symbol of might and power for thousands of years. This item, although a treasure coveted by most if not all Satanist’s, is not a necessity – and should not be taken as such.

Use of a sword, is to symbolize might, and function as a way to focus the energy of ones magic, will, or used as charged with the power of Satan (or other Infernal Deity of choice). When starting out to set up ones Altar, it is not required to have a sword, and if you are not 18, it may even be illegal for you to posses one, let alone own one.If you are unable to purchase or posses a sword, either because of you age, local laws, finances, or unavailability in your area, then you may find an alternative. You can use a staff, wand, or even finger armor. Regardless of your choice, the item can be used in the place of a sword, and can be just as effective, even if not as fancy.

NOTE: Check you local laws before trying to purchase a sword of any kind, regardless of your age – some localities may restrict the type or size of the sword, and even the age required to own/posses one. The Temple of Theistic Satanism does not condone breaking any law in order to obtain a sword.

The Dagger/Athame

In many different books, rituals, and other websites, you can see mention of the use of a dagger – or Athame, in rituals and magical workings. This is something that can be looked at as similar to the sword in its uses, although some writings may claim that they are even used for drawing blood.

If you do not have the ability to purchase a full fledged athame, or dagger – you can use the same principle as mentioned in regards to the sword – If you are able to acquire a hunting knife, (depending on your situation, this may be easier than a sword) you by all intents and purposes can use a hunting knife. In such a case, I would not use the hunting knife for hunting once you begin its life as an athame, however this is just my opinion on the reverence of the ritual tools.

NOTE: If you are looking for an athame in regards to using your own blood in a ritual or working of any kind, I would personally NOT recommend using an athame. Instead, I would recommend a clean and disinfected razor, OR needle. The reason is because despite Christian opinion, you DO NOT need large amounts of blood, and technically you do not need any at all. It is a personal preference to use such – even if a spell requires such for a part of yourself to be mixed into the working, you may even use your own spit in place of the blood. It is not the dark ages any more, and we now know that the blood is just that – blood – it is not a mystical liquid. DRAW BLOOD AT YOUR OWN RISK – DO NOT claim to be representative of Satanism or the Occult, and do not be surprised if you are under age and get sent to a doctor for such practices. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!

Candles

In every aspect of occult information, whether it be on your altar, or spread around your home/room, candles are mentioned almost constantly. As you may know, there are many different types of candles, some big some small – ornate candles with a Baphomet carved into it, or otherwise ordinary candles. The type of candle you choose to use is completely up to you, and the colors are almost as flexible.

Within Satanism, and more broadly the Occult in general, black candles have been popularly associated with most workings, (perhaps more so in Satanism than the occult) due to their symbolism and power. The color black, is typically associated with strength, protection and the dark energy of the Black Flame, but not evil. Using black candles is one way to bring more power into your workings, but it is not the only powerful color you can use.

Red, is also a powerful color, being a symbol not only of fire (as all candles technically are as they are used through fire anyway) but also a symbol of raw energy, and in times of necessity, anger. Red can also be used to foment strength, as well as protection.

The rest of your choices are up to you – as there may be another color you wish to use, such as purple for its psychic properties, or silver for its mental properties. You can use as many or as little candles as you wish – make them yourself, or otherwise. Black candles can sometimes be difficult to come across, as the majority of people will see them as unnecessary and either not want them sold nearby, or will not sell them in their stores. It can be touch and go when looking for such things, and even finding an Occult supply shop can be an arduous task.

Symbols can be the most heavily debated part of ones altar or ritual area. There are almost as many occult symbols as their are occult practitioners, ranging from general symbols like the Pentagram or Pentacle, to sigils and personally designed seals. These can be significant for their designated purposes, meant for certain rituals, or open certain doorways – however whatever the case may be, some are merely chosen based upon the personal selection of the individual.

The Satanist, is most often associated with the upside down star within a circle, and often containing a goats head within the star. This is known as the Sigil of Baphomet, when it contains the Hebrew script for Leviathan within a ring around it. Although it can be used without the lettering, the principle design is the same. Some, do not use the symbol as such, and settle for a mere Pentagram, which is the upside down star within a circle.

Pentagram/Pentacle

A pentagram, is a five point star, with the single point turned down, and the two bottom points turned up within a circle. This has been described as being defiant as horns jutting up towards the heavens, and as a symbol of bringing the power of the cosmos/universe down to mankind. I personally prefer the second description, as it fits with my path – however the choice is yours on how you see the symbol.

A pentacle, is a five point star, in the upright position, also within a circle. Most often associated with Paganism, or more frequently Wicca, it has been described as the opposite of the Pentagram, and also symbolic of the goddess by some people. Regardless of the description by different people, I have used this symbol to represent the sending of power/energy away or to an entity or deity. (Note: This is not to say that a deity would need my own energy, however I personally feel that it is something that I should do, and it is not required or deemed necessary for everyone) Using a pentacle as such does not mean you are NOT a Satanist, and it is free to be used at your discretion, or not at all.

A common theme of the star, is its symbolism of knowledge and power – as well as representing the elements, as well as the Crown Princes of Hell (as per The Satanic Bible) or other deities/entities. Another use of the pentagram or pentacle is in banishing rituals, blessings, invocations/evocations, and other activities. They can be used to bring protection or destruction, as well as open a doorway or seal one shut. They are a powerful item, and something that I recommend each and every Satanist (and occultist for that matter) have in some form or another.

The pentagram/pentacle can also be used a jewelry, decoration, and other things of the sort. They are typically recognizable by most within the general public as ‘our symbol’, and for the public to see them worn proudly is a small way to gain more respect. As jewelry, they can also double as charms, that we have charged with the power of our magic, Satan (or other Infernal Deity or Deity of choice) to increase our abilities inside, and outside the ritual area.

While this is by no means an all inclusive list of the tools and items one can have around and upon the altar – it is some suggestions that you can take and use as you see fit. Whether you wish to include a gong, or bell, a skull or snake, the complete design and layout is totally up to you, Some people include incense burners, cauldrons and even dark mirrors – they all contribute to the personal thoughts, beliefs, paths and preferences of the practitioner.

Other Ritual Items

This section covers items that may or may not be included around your altar. These are items you may use during, before, or after your spells and workings. The reason these are as such, is because the magical power that one holds, and the activities that one performs, are just as important as those performed on or near your altar. Magic and the power of Satan is not tied to your altar, nor your ritual area – these are just special places where this energy can be focused.

Satanic Attire

Magic garb, is something that one wears during rituals and other magical activity. Perhaps you have a cloak that you use during meditation or ritual, this can also be worn outside of such actions for the benefit of the practitioner.

The Satanic Bible indicates that a Satanist should wear a black hooded robe, inside the ritual chamber – (it also implies that women should dress provocatively when at all possible.) regardless of the source of your information, a black hooded robe or cape is something that most Satanists look to have, and use for such purposes. These can also be charged with a protective energy, and can be worn outside of your rituals, and other times.

There are other colors (as mentioned under Candles above) that represent different energy and ability – so your cape or robe can reflect these as well. Perhaps you do not have access to a cape or robe, but you are able to come into a trench coat or other black (or the color of your choice) apparel that you wish to use in the above mentioned manner.. This is indeed acceptable, as it is not necessarily about the actual clothes you wear, but what is in them. You and the power they contain is what is most important.

In day to day life, some think that a Satanist should always wear black, or imitate Goth Pop Culture. While there is nothing wrong with these philosophies, it is not a requirement. A Satanist can dress however they deem appropriate, and what ever is comfortable for them. You should never be afraid to show who or what you are, when it is safe enough to do so.

A Grimoire/Book of Shadows

The journal, spell book, and outlet for the Satanic/Occult mind, is something that most people within the community should posses. Some have said that such a book is secret and only to be used and viewed by its owner, and others have said it can be the opposite. I find this to be personal preference, as it can be just as powerful either way.

They can be used to chronicle the rituals of the practitioner, the spells that one has written – even the Satanic or Occult musings that one may have. It is a special item, that can give more power to your workings, as well as help you maintain an organized pattern in your actions and workings. They are optional, but many people like to keep such a record.

There are many items that one can use, and adapt to their own purposes. There is no set requirement of what one should use, and no one can say that their opinion on what can be used is more important than another. It is all up to the person to decide what they wish to use.

Spell Specific Items

You may, in the course of your journey and searches find certain spells and rituals that are written in such a way that they require some things you may not have – perhaps a certain form of herb or wood that represents something in particular, and this is normal. However, there is nothing set in stone saying that you MUST have these items.

The typical occult store may have generally all of the crystals, stones, herbs, incenses or other things you may need, however they are not always necessary.

In magic, there is sometimes too much significance placed on ‘stuff’ rather than the power itself. An item can be charged with energy, or set aside for certain uses, or even assigned certain properties without it being a specific item. Sometimes, the act of associating an item with a certain property, or benefit, is enough to endow it with that property.

For example, let us say that you need a lucky coin or other item for a certain objective or outcome – this is simple to accomplish, as all you need to do is come up with the item you wish to use, and then dedicate it, either through meditating on it, or even performing a small ritual with it. Some people have had success just determining it to be for its certain purpose, and that having the necessary power for it.

You may come across a spell asking for pictures of items or people, drawings, or certain types of paper, herbs or other things. The best way to handle these situations, is to get the closest you can find to what is recommended. You may be able to get the exact request, but if not you can perform the same spell or ritual without much modification. Always remember that it is the magic and power behind the spell and ritual – not just the stuff you use in it. A Final Note

Whether you are invoking a spirit or casting a spell, you do not have to take everything that someone says as the best way to accomplish your goals. Whether they claim to be the best magician in the world, the most powerful wizard, or endowed with power from Satan Himself, always remember that any thing is possible for almost anyone who attempts to try hard enough.

When someone claims that Satan has chosen them to be the ‘best of the best’, always remember that Satan does not play favorites, and He empowers those who are loyal and devout to Him. Take your time, and be vigilant. Use your imagination and some common sense along the way, and you will become a veteran at the Dark Arts, and the Black Flame will burn just as strong within you, as in me.

HAIL SATAN!
De Ortu Populi Satanae!

James L. Nicholson II

Founder,
Temple of Theistic Satanism
The Order of The Dragon