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 to hopefully expand your horizons.
A satire of atheist angels plotting anarchist revolution against Heaven. An overlooked Satanic classic–overlooked no more.
The original Satanic classic, an epic English poem recounting the story of Genesis with Satan as the protagonist–and perhaps the hero.
Atwood’s 1985 thriller about the horrors of religious patriarchy remains ever-contemporary with real fundamentalist agendas.
Mary Shelley’s daring exploration of morality in a godless universe where human beings wield ultimate power over life and death.
This account of Carribbean voodoo explores what happens when religion adapts to violence, persecution, and exploitation.
Feminist folklore explores the basic elements of fairy tale storytelling: horror, gothicism, taboo, and the place of women in storytelling.
A firsthand accounts of the Satanic Panic and its roots in societal anxiety, sexual shame, cultural xenophobia, and religious zeal.
There was no cult, and the crimes never happened, but Paul Ingram confessed anyway. Because he “remembered” doing it all.
How the historical “witch” (and her associations with devilry) evolved into the modern “slut,” and the power of embracing those titles.
In response to junk science and superstition, cosmologist Carl Sagan created, if you’ll pardon the term, a bible for skepticism.
Certain ideas have always haunted America: fear of the devil, fear of outsiders, and most of all fear of invisible but sinister conspiracies.
A primer on how and why ancient Jewish and Christian groups created Satan and who they used him against–then and now.
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.
Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman parody “The Omen,” the Cold War, the Bible, witch hunting, and Millennium apocalypse scares.
“Glory and praise to you, O Satan, in the heights of Heaven where you reigned and in the depths of Hell where you dream.”
“I believe in individual liberty, and in taking it back from the hands of corporations and theocracy.”
Few things hold more awful or compelling power over people than tradition.