Satanism is a modern heresy because it is unashamedly elitist. It is an old heresy because it contradicts the anti-life moralising of the Nazarene faith.
Satanism is the
name given to a certain way of living. This way is
magickal in that the everyday world is seen as
only part of what actually exists: it is
believed that there is a hidden or ‘occult’ aspect and Satan, whether
understood as a symbol or an
actual entity is an important part of this.
Traditionally, Satan is regarded as evil, as Satanism is usually understood as
the worship of evil. However, Satanists see things differently – they regard evil as a relative value, something that
does not exist by
itself. In simple terms, evil is what your opponents do.
Satanists see life struggle – something that most people today, pampered as
they are by the comforts
of civilisation, seem to have forgotten. Without struggle there is
decadence, the pettiness of ordinary life where instincts has lost to pretension,
intellectual cleverness, and where what is easy is preferred to that which is
challenging. The rituals, ceremonies and forces of magick – correctly
understood, vitalise, they return instinct, make us aware of the possibilities
life offers. Magick givesa greater perspective – it enhances life, the
fact that this is so seldom appreciated shows Just how stupid most ‘magickians’ are. In
simple terms, magick
destroys the drabness of everyday life.
Magick, for Satanists, is a weapon used
in the struggle of life: it shows us that there is a path which leads to
Self-divinity is basically being intoxicated by life itself – living on a
higher level of intensity. We can be great if we follow greatness but
are just plain lazy.
Satanism wastes no time on these, and.
that is why it is elitist. It guides those who dare, but it is
totally indifferent to the great majority who lack the
spirit of defiance. Satanism is ruthless in practice because it subjects those
who dare to tests and hardships and these either break the individuals or make them more determined. Those who are broken are
forgotten. They are failures.
Yet Satanism (of the genuine sort
anyway) encourages those values which, for instance the religion of the Nazarene has always despised because the philosophy of
Yeshua is basically the philosophy of scum, the weak, the failures, and the
detestable. These values are honour to one’s own kind (there is
no meaning to honour beyond one’s own kind) nobility and excellence.
It has been said (by Nietzsche) “The
more mediocre, the weaker,
the more submissive and cowardly a man is, the more he will posit as evil: it is with him that the realm of evil is most comprehensive. The basest man will see the realm of evil – that
is, of that which
and hostile to him – everywhere.” And again:
“The most powerful man, in as much as he has carried his ideal against
the ideal of other men and remakes then in his own image. Evil here means:
hard, painful, enforced… terribleness is part of greatness – let us not deceive
Such sentiments capture
the essence of Satanism – and represent as well
those instincts that gave rise to Northern Paganism: a joy
in the struggle (including war) and a joy in challenges.
One of the most pathetic things in
occultism today are the pacifist cretins who have the baseness
to talk of being ‘chaos warriors’ or of following the ‘warrior way’. Such people are laughable – they
want a safe life, with
just a little bit of magick (but
not too much) to delude themselves that they are not as worthless as they are. They not
only lack the self-discipline of
the magickian, but are so puffed up by their inverted values (of which
pacifism is but one) that they have forgotten what
life is all about – real, bloody struggle. Such cretins can only
exist within a soft society which usually financially supports them
because they have no instinct for survival.
A warrior is someone trained
to kill – someone who can stand the stench of death, the sight of blood and
gore. But more importantly, a warrior fights with nobility for a cause. And when not fighting, takes his fill of life. Chaos
‘warriors’ of course, fight (verbally)
about big ideas and fight their way to the nearest beer trying to
out-swagger each other by indulging in archaic behaviour. A few really gentle
modern ‘warriors’ may speak softly as they dream of a pleasant life sometime in the future…
Not for them – or any occultists outside
of the Satanic tradition – the self-overcoming of the genuine warrior:
the physical challenges,
the trials of will, the
pains, joys and slow learning that real struggle brings. It
is all cerebral among the occultists today: all ritualised
into stupid magickal ‘workings’
instead of being part of
every moment of life, as it was times past when Northern Paganism flourished.
Satanism returns both the everyday
reality of struggle and that magickal aspect of life which most people have
forgotten about. It returns, in short, empathy and instinct – providing a means of self-training to enable individuals to enjoy
the struggle of life, rise above it,
and achieve through it
Central to this is another modern heresy: as individuals we cannot escape our
heritage. Our magick is most effective when we are individuals in harmony with
our instincts: that is, in tune with the
past that has made us
possible. Our past means our ancestors – for, little though it be understood by
the stupid multitudes, our spirit, destiny
or Wyrd as individuals is linked to that of our ancestors. In ‘occult’ terminology of the fashionable kind,
this means that our True Will is linked to the spirit of the race to which we
belong, this spirit being, in many ways, most evident in the religious attitude
of our ancestors.
This truth is so fundamental,
it is not surprising that it is
either ignored or derided
today, so warped have most people become (partly because of centuries of
Nazarene indoctrination) – so far removed
from their instincts. Hence the stupidity of using the Qabbala and hence
system of Crowley et al; systems totally at variance with our natural
instincts. Thus the Satanist contempt for such systems and the
bovine people who use them.
Thus also, the Satanist use of Northern
Pagan traditions: traditions which enshrine the
instincts of most Northern Europeans and thus enable true insight and achievement.
So then: rant away at us – throw at us dumb words and epithets; we
Satanists do not care. Those who cannot ignore words are not the ones
for us; those who cannot defy all labels are still trapped by Nazarene
duality – little though they realise it.
By Algar Langton
Editorial note: This article is marked with “Algar Langton, The Black Order 1987 e.v.” and appeared in “The Flaming Sword”, No 1 (January 1994).