Read & Watch
A Satanist doesn’t need a bible, a Satanist needs a library. Learning more about Satanism, religion, the occult, history, science, or yourself is critical to understanding the world and your own beliefs. Even if materials are not strictly Satanic, they may help inform your perspective as a Satanist. Below are our recommendations for materials that will help expand your perspective.
Book: The Origin of Satan, Elaine Pagels
A primer on how and why ancient Jewish and Christian groups created Satan and who they used him against–then and now.
Book: Where The Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak
A story about how the mind of a child exercises the unruly but empowering essence of the ego–and by extension, how we can too.
Book: Good Omens, Pratchett & Gaiman
Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman parody “The Omen,” the Cold War, the Bible, witch hunting, and Millennium apocalypse scares.
Book: The Flowers of Evil, Charles Baudelaire
“Glory and praise to you, O Satan, in the heights of Heaven where you reigned and in the depths of Hell where you dream.”
Story: The Lottery, Shirley Jackson
Few things hold more awful or compelling power over people than tradition.