"Just like the ocean tides, Magick ebbs and flows."
There are certain times that magic contains more energy and taking advantage of the surges is beneficial for the Satanic practitioner. The desires of the practitioner are carried directly to the source and their wishes are granted by Satan and the Hosts of Hell. Those are wondrous experiences and they open the door for more advanced magical operations.
The lunar cycles do not control Satanists when planning rituals and magical workings. As I have said in previous blogs, there is more magical energy during a full moon and a new moon than there is at other time and this does benefit by increasing the energy force available however, Satan nor Demons are bound to “full moon arrivals” and are free to manifest as they desire. When you call a demon, it does not matter what phase the moon is in at that time. If you are sincere in your intention and approach, you will get results; I have witnessed it countless times.
The calling of the blessed guest from Hell should always be the first order of business when conducting a working. You need to establish the connection early so you can communicate your will and desires to your “guests”. As the energy is heightened, the being will connect with you and the ritual performed. When the events unfold, some new practitioners will become frightened; it is natural, after all what they are witnessing for the first time is in direct conflict with their physical world. Even the new initiates who are excited about experiencing these manifestations will be taken aback when the event actually takes place. No amount of mental preparation will be adequate.
Anton Lavey wrote and spoke many times about Satanic ritual sacrifice by proxy. Satanists will perform these rituals from time to time since people will inevitably wrong one another. Ancient Satanic cultures practiced actual sacrifice of animals and even humans. In modern times, everyone like to “smooth over” the sacrifice subject and always use the “voodoo doll” analogy.
In the past, sacrifice was not by proxy, teddy bear nor Barbie doll; it was a real sacrifice. This was no different from the virgin being thrown into a volcano to appease a tribal god. The Satanists believed the blood (especially from a newborn child) held magical properties that would enable the energy to be heightened during rituals. Some covens believed that the infliction of sustained pain by the victim would greatly increase this energy.
For instance, increasing the pain of an animal such as a goat would release adrenaline into the bloodstream so when the animal’s throat was finally cut and the blood drained into the ceremonial chalice, increased power could be extracted by drinking the blood mixed with certain drugs. Aleister Crowley experimented extensively at the Abbey of Thelema in Sicily. One approach was to have sexual intercourse with and cut the animal’s throat at the time of the human’s orgasm. The blood was ingested and a higher spiritual plane was reportedly reached.
The workings of the ancients have taught us a lot in the form of “what works and what does not work”. As Satanists explore the realms of magic in the future, I am confident other workings will be devised and new ways to harness Satanic energy will be found. Until then, we must always reach for the outer limits of magical operation and strive to discover new territory for the next generations to come.
These are the Magnum Opus Coven Satanic Holidays. The most important holiday is a Coven member’s birthday.
Note: Satanic holiday dates change annually and differ from coven to coven.
|Jan 1||New Year’s Day||Coven celebration|
|Jan 7||St. Winebald Day||Blood ritual|
|Jan 17||Satanic Magic||Sex ritual|
|Feb 2||Satanic Magic||Sex ritual|
|Mar 15-17||Eides of March||Coven celebration|
|Mar 20 (Date varies)||Feast
|Date varies||Easter Eve Day||Blood ritual|
|Apr 26 (Date varies)||Grand Climax||Coven celebration|
|Apr 30||Walpurgisnacht||Blood/Sex ritual|
|Jun 21 (Date varies)||Feast
|Jul 1||Demonic Magic||Blood ritual|
|Jul 27||Grand Climax||Blood/Sex ritual|
|Aug 1||Lammas Day||Blood ritual|
|Sept 7||A Bride for the Beast||Sex ritual|
|Sep 22 (Date varies)||Feast
|Oct 30-31||All Hallows Eve
|Nov 1||Satanic Holy Day||Coven celebration|
|Dec 22 (Date varies)||Feast
|Dec 24||Satanic/Demonic Magic||Blood/Sex ritual|