- Is Satanism for you?
- Which parts of JoS to read first
- What to do and not do first.
- The Dedication Ritual
- Advice about meditation
- Magickal spells and workings
- Spiritual Satanism, ethics and everyday life.
Is Satanism for you?
Satanism is not for everyone. Some people do join for the wrong reasons and get disappointed or worse.
Satanism might not be for you if:
- You're looking to sell your soul for money, fame or material possessions
Another point is while you can improve your life in Satanism you can do so only with hard work, and not instantly. Satan doesn't like lazy people very much. And Satan doesn't buy or sell souls, this is just usual slander coming from his enemies. Your soul is very important in Satanism and you empower it and perfect it using the knowledge and spiritual techniques coming from Satan.
- You think you are "super evil" and you want to harm and torture people for fun or sacrifice animals and babies to Satan
- You are a weak and very politically correct person who doesn't want to "hate" and you love and tolerate everyone (except of course those who are intolerant)
- You believe you are a powerful vampire lord or mighty wizard or an incarnated Demon/God on earth
- You are joining just for fun or kicks and you don't care about being serious. Or you want to mix Satanism with Wicca or other non-Satanic religions and their gods or spiritual methods
If you don't believe any of these things and you are being serious about Satan and Satanism and you are willing to study and practice then you are most welcome here and you will be accepted.
Which parts of the JoS site to read first
If you are a new person, it's most important to read the Joy of Satan website.
Unfortunately the JoS website is very large and you may not know where to start. Worry not, I'll list all the important articles you'll need to read to get started and to understand what the members here are talking about when they say "Chakras", "Runes" and other advanced terminology.
Important pages to read first
The Welcome Page
For New People
Satanic Information for Atheists and Other Skeptics
Why Dabbling Is Bad
If you are coming from Christianity read the whole Exposing Christianity website.
General information about Spiritual Satanism
The Origins of Satanism
Death, the Afterlife and Hell
The truth about Satan and the Demons
Read all the information under Important Information on Power Meditation and About The Mind and everything in the Beginning section under Power Meditations in this page as well as these pages:
Basic Meditation Program
Preparing the Mind for Meditation
Powers of the Mind and Soul
The Three Steps of Witchcraft
Most Workings Are Not Just An One-Shot Deal
Also read everything in the Information section of this page
Making A Commitment to Satan
All the above are enough to cover all of the basics. Keep reading the rest as you advance. If you need some inspiration read this part and the Sermons section.
What to do and not to do first
Let's start with what not to do:
- Summon a Demon
- Tell everyone you know about Spiritual Satanism
- Find your Guardian Demon
- Do the dedication ritual immediately when you aren't completely sure that you want to follow Spiritual Satanism for the rest of your life
What to do:
- Study the JoS site
- Begin a power meditation program
- Do rituals to Satan
The Dedication Ritual
The Dedication Ritual is your official initiation to Spiritual Satanism. You will be officially a Spiritual Satanist and you'll be assigned a Guardian Demon and have some basic protection. You will be under Satan's protection and guidance.
There are some misconceptions you may or may not have about the Dedication Ritual:
- It is not a blood sacrifice or blood magick
It is also a test of your strength, as Satanism is for strong people. Be glad that you only need to prick your finger with a small pin and not swim in a pool full of crocodiles as they made you do in Ancient Egypt for your initiation.
- It is not selling your soul
- You only need to write your name in blood, not the entire prayer
- Just because you didn't feel anything when doing it doesn't mean it didn't work or Satan didn't accept you
- You don't need to do it on a specific date
Advice about meditation
If you are completely new and have no idea about meditation, read the pages on meditation I linked above and start with the basic meditation program (also linked above). If you prefer something more organized, start with HP HoodedCobra's 40 day training program.
You might wonder about some things or problems you are facing with meditation such as:
- You don't know if you are doing it correctly
- You don't know how to visualize
- You can't get rid of random thoughts or a song stuck in your mind
Magickal spells and workings
When you are new to Satanism, it's best to avoid black magick as you need more experience to practice it safely. If you read the above articles about magick they explain most basic things.
When you do a working, you need to do it more than once. Every day, don't stop until you get the results you want. If you do it only once it will not work, unless you are very advanced.
An important thing to remember when doing a working is you need to visualize and feel as if what you are trying to materialize has already happened. If you are doing a money working, feel that you are rich and visualize yourself spending the money in things you wish. It's important to get rid of the feelings of lack or not having enough money, these make it harder for the working to manifest results. And the same goes for other workings.
The workings also work better when you start them in an appropriate phase of the moon and astrological alignment, which has been explained in one of the links above.
Spiritual Satanism, ethics and everyday life
You may wonder what are the ethics of Satanism? Will Satan get angry if you do something bad? How you should behave with non-Satanists? Should you have non-Satanist friends? I will explain these things in this section.
First of all, Satanism is non-dogmatic. It doesn't have specific rules to follow. If you are coming from Christianity you will either be relieved or find it weird, depending on your personality. Satan isn't some cosmic Big Brother who watches every move in your personal life and gets angry if you do something he doesn't approve. He's too busy to watch everything you do. Your personal life doesn't interest him at all.
Satan will not get angry in anything you do unless your intention is to offend him. If you are forced to attend a Christian church he understands that you are still faithful to him. He is a highly advanced and telepathic being and looks at your thoughts, rather than your actions.
You might hear people saying drugs are bad, or smoke is bad, or any other things. And this is true. But Satan doesn't get angry if you do those things. He may be disappointed if you do things that harm yourself and stop your spiritual growth. Many things are harmful to you and bad for your spiritual growth. To be honest, if you need some being to punish you if you do certain bad things and can't judge for yourself what to do and what to avoid doing for your own spiritual health then you are not mentally mature enough to become a Satanist. Addictions are serious things though, and if you are addicted to something you can overcome it using magick.
In Satanism you are supposed to think and decide the best course of action for yourself, than have some "religion" to dictate your morality. Satan assumes you are a thinking and judging being and not a a sheep who follows the herd.
You may have people who you associate with who are not Satanists. Do you need to avoid them? Of course not. Not many people are Satanists and, depending on the country in which you live, if you are looking for a Satanist friend only you will be alone your entire life. But you should not mention the fact that you're a Satanist unless you are completely sure that they will react positively.
Having a non-Satanist husband or wife is a different matter. Sex is an exchange of energies. There is nothing wrong having sex with a non-religious person. But if it is someone who follows an enemy religion, you are absorbing their dross energy which can cause you problems in your spiritual life. Again, this has nothing to do with Satan and Satan will not punish you. It has to do with your spiritual health.
Now that you know the basic things, you are welcome to ask any questions about things you don't understand. I wish you a happy and pleasant journey on your Satanic path to Godhood!