An Inclination towards Independent Satanism

I’ve always been a fan of Venus Satanas. I love the way she lives Satanism and I love her concept of self-style. Here’s sharing her views on the concept of Independent Satanism, which I am now gradually inclined to adopt. This is directly lifted from her site, SpiritualSatanist.com

The Independent Satanist

This essay discusses the concept of independent Satanic practice.

Satanism often represents the spirit of independence. I have found that independent satanism is what enables me to live the life that I choose to love, and to take my satanism in any direction that I want to go in.

Unlike wicca and neopaganism, satanism is a practice that discourages a singular unity. This is because there are so many diverse beliefs in satanism. But, there are of course, organizations in satanism.

Satanic organizations create their own methods and standards and expect the members to be loyal to only their point of view. This conformity in behaviors and beliefs is really quite the opposite from what satanism should be, in my view. Because satanism was founded on the ideas of independence, it makes little sense that satanists would be so willing to conform to a singular point of view, just to identify with Satanism as a belief or practice.

Satanist became independent when the church of Satan formed and they opposed the standards and morals of a Christian society. Even in stories of Satan that are told in Christian and satanic mythologies, Satan is often portrayed as a rebellious spirit who refused to conform to standards. Satan took pride in rebelling, which some satanists accept as the redeeming quality of Satan. Even within symbolic and less religious forms of satanism, the aspect of independence is an important issue.

Unfortunately, the independent satanist is a rare breed. By seeking acceptance with their own kind, it has created a culture of satanism that is notable because of organizations and their leaders. The satanist who acts alone is an outcast in hir own society of so-called free willed thinkers. There are many organizations now that want to put forth their agenda of domination and control.

The lone satanist is often condemned within these social circles, as a ‘self-styled satanist’. This is a term that seems innocent enough until you realize that the label is also used to describe the fanatics and lunatics and the socially undesirable that is literally on the fringe of satanic practice and belief.

The term, ‘self-styled’ was most likely created by organized satanism, in attempts to legitimize satanism by dissociating with anyone who was not involved with their organization. Essentially, it is a term for those who, according to organized satanists, don’t belong.

Belonging to an organization is an option but it certainly isn’t a requirement. I think that it all comes down to prestige vs. individual freedom. Some satanists are more comfortable with identifying with a group because they are backed by the public image or notoriety of that group. Independent satanists may value their freedom of expression more than others and choose to make their own path in satanism.

Some who prefer a group setting may do so for the purpose of social entertainment, friendship or to make connections. Others prefer the group setting because of the instructional value of groups, it gives the satanist a framework to work with and follow, all laid out in detail.

They don’t seek to be individual and unique, but they do seek to have similar experiences, ideas and personal vision, as the others do in the group. They will be told what books to read, what ideas to favor and what ideas to reject, and even instructed on religious or philosophical beliefs in satanism.

Independent Satanism is quite different. Independence is for those who are self-directed and who act upon their own will. There are no leaders, no structured organizations to turn to for instruction and advice. Inspiration must be found through research, study and practice. This offers the satanist a lot of freedom to have whatever eclectic practices that are necessary.

The ‘Self’ isn’t found within the group, it is found within the Self, because an independent isn’t trying to mold their beliefs according to what others accept as true. Another benefit is the choice to associate with others and build your own circle of friends who, like you, are also independent. Independence is for those who value personal freedom over group prestige.

And, for those of us who do value that freedom to be whatever we choose to be, Independent Satanism is the way.

©2009 Venus Satanas

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Self-Dedication to SATAN

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I used a brand new clay pot with a blue candle lit inside it to burn my Dedication, my contract, and the crucifix. My crucifix was quite large so I had to dip it in kerosene to burn properly. When I lifted the pot after the ritual, this mark was left under it.

This was the self-dedication that I coined for myself from a handful of sources (but further modified to fit my personal needs). I made this ritual personally and took me 6 months to come up with it. Yes this was what I used. I am not saying this should be it; just sharing it here for anybody who might be interested to use it during his/her dedication rite. AVE SATANAS!

The ritual should be done ideally during the evening of the full moon. If not possible, it can be done within 3 days of the full moon. It is a good idea to always bathe before ritual. This shows respect. Dress for ritual. If you don’t have a ritual robe, wear all black. Make sure your clothes are clean.

For this ritual, you will need the following:

  • A crucifix, BLESSED BY A PRIEST
  • Salt and ashes
  • Incense
  • 1 or more black candles (blue and red if you can’t find them)
  • A bell (large or small)
  • A clean, blank, piece of parchment paper and a black pen
  • Something you can use to break your skin and draw blood (diabetic lancet preferred)
  • A dry pen that will be used to sign your name in blood
  • Something you can burn the paper in when the rite is done (preferably silver in color)
  • A contract printed on parchment [OPTIONAL; the handwritten dedication will suffice]

PROCEDURE:

Write any prayers, thanksgivings and/or requests out on clean parchment:

Before the almighty and ineffable God Satan/Lucifer and in the presence of all Demons of Hell, who are the True and the Original gods, I, ______________ renounce any and all past allegiances. I renounce the false Judeo/Christian god Jehova, I renounce his vile and worthless son Jesus Christ, I renounce his foul, odious, and rotten holy spirit. I proclaim Satan Lucifer as my one and only God. I promise to recognize and honor him in all things, without reservation, desiring, in return, his manifold assistance in the successful completion of my endeavors.

Perform a protection ritual of your choice.

Create your circle of protection using the ashes and salt – you are ready to begin.

Light your incense and let it burn 10-15 minutes.

Light your candles (if you are using candle holders, they should be silver)

Ring bell, turning counterclockwise.

Recite the following:

INVOCATION TO SATAN

In Nomine Dei Nostri Satanas, Luciferi Excelsi.

In the Name of Satan, Ruler of the Earth, True God, Almighty and Ineffable, Who hast created man to reflect in Thine own image and likeness, I invite the Forces of Darkness to bestow their infernal power upon me. Open the Gates of Hell to come forth to greet me as your Brother/Sister and friend.

Deliver me O Mighty Satan from all past error and delusion, fill me with truth, wisdom and understanding, keep me strong in my faith and service, that I may abide always in Thee with Praise, Honor and Glory be given Thee forever and ever.

SATAN the one true absolute ruler of this world HEAR MY WORDS!
Governing the lives, the fortunes and misfortunes of your children HEAR MY WORDS!
SATAN, sublime and luminous of character – HEAR MY WORDS!
“I call upon the one true ruler of this world and Universe, Satan/Lucifer!
Lord of this Earth, God and creator of ALL Satan/Lucifer!
I call upon you Father Satan/Lucifer to be here in this sacred space tonight with me to witness the signing of this pact!”
COME TO ME SATAN!

 “Hail Satan/ Lucifer
Bright Morning Star
Keeper of this world
He who accepts the imperfect
My soul has heard your call
My heart has drawn close to you
Look upon me with love and favor
As I submit myself as your child
Today, I reject my old life
I reject the Christian God
And his son, the Christ
I spit upon the Holy Spirit
The trinity of conformity and fear
I embrace my Dark Lord
And take his ways as my own
From this night mighty Satan/Lucifer
I am yours and yours alone
I pledge my dedication to you
And seal it in the blood of my life
Hail Satan!”

Take the needle (razor, or lancet), and prick your MIDDLE (Saturn) finger of your left hand (your non-dominant hand), squeezing some blood out.

[OPTIONAL] Complete the initial ‘name’ and ‘date’ portions of the contract.

[OPTIONAL] Then have the Summoner invoke the Father of Lies to sign the document in Satan’s name.

[OPTIONAL] Sign the contract with your blood. Sign on every page. (Note: I had a contract. I made a long and extensive one. It is something I cannot share here since it is too personal.)

This is now the height of your ritual where you read your prayer to Father.

Read aloud the prayer, blaspheming the Holy Spirit and Christian gods, spitting on and trampling the Cross.

[MANDATORY] Sign your name on the bottom of the handwritten dedication paper in your blood and spend a few moments contemplating your new dedication.

Then, set it alight [including the contract if any] in the fire of the black candle. SET ALIGHT THE CRUCIFIX and make sure it is reduced to ashes. Allow the parchment to burn in the bowl. Collect the ashes of the parchment and crucifix, making sure not to leave anything, and save them for sprinkling into a body of flowing water or into open air in an open lot.

Conclude the ritual by saying:

“So this rite is done! I now am committed to Satan.
My soul rejoices as his dark aura envelops me
Might, Satan, I am yours
So I have spoken! So it is done! This rite is concluded!!”
AVE SATANAS!!!

Ring the bell once to conclude the rite. You may then blow out your candles. Some of us stay to meditate and worship until the candles burn out but there is no requirement to do so.

You are now a child of Satan. Welcome to the family.

Thanksgiving Prayer to Satan

Satan for all the things you mean to me, I thank you for the joy in my heart, the life in my spirit. I give you thanks Satan, Father, you give me a reason to live. You give my life meaning. Every day is a treasure in which you encourage me to grow. You nudge me to enjoy every minute. The signs you give me, I treasure. The dreams you send, they guide me. Your presence reassures me I am not alone, for that there are no words. Energy you give when I am weak. Strength you pour into my being when I must walk the difficult walk. When I am sad, you comfort me. When people hurt me, you let me know you are on my side. You are everything I will ever need. You are my Father, who I go to with everything. My Teacher, who guides me in all knowledge. My Protector, when I am in danger. My Creator, who made me who I am. And above all, Satan, you are my God with whom I will spend eternity. Thank you, with all my heart. Thank you, from the depths of my spirit. Thank you, with all that I am. AVE SATANAS!

Prayer for Satan’s Protection

When on the path of Satanism, we seem to be under attack by the enemy. Satan and the demons protect us from many of these attacks. But at times it might seem overwhelming and we need help in getting rid of these pests. If we are still new and cannot handle this on your own, we can perform this ritual. But as we progress, we may try to do things on our own.

But remember, new or highly advanced, Satan and the Demons are always there for us.

Have a prayer written out to Satan stating your reason for needing protection, how you feel/worry and how you would like to be protected.

First, recite the following prayer:

O Mighty Lord Satan, by whom all things are set free, I cast myself utterly into thine arms and place myself unreservedly under thy all powerful protection. Comfort me and deliver me from all of the hindrances and snares of those who wish to harm me, both seen and unseen. Visit justice and vengeance upon those who seek my destruction. Render them powerless and devastated. Direct their malice to return upon them tenfold and to destroy them who would resent my being. Fill my soul with thy infernal power, strengthen me, that I may persevere in my service, and act as an agent of thy works and a vessel of thy will. This I ask in your name, almighty and ineffable Lord Satan who liveth and reigneth forevermore.

Now this is the time to read and burn your prayer. As always, release the ashes outside.

Of course, don’t forget to end it with a big

AVE SATANAS!

Adapted from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhSU9P_Vm6g