Some may choose to live out the myths and stereotypes, but Christianity is not always the primary frame of reference for theistic Satanists. They worship a stricter interpretation of Satan:
Some may include gnostic beliefs into this practice. As in the case of pre-Christian, Satanic beliefs, some believe that Satan existed prior to Christianity, had an ancient history and created the world. Theistic Satanism, Spiritual Satanism On the other hand, theistic Satanism is a general term for both of these types.
Such as the belief that I hold, that Satan is a cosmic force who became a separate entity from his Christian roots in this day and age. Satan is both the forces of nature and a god to me, and this may be true for others as well.
This Satan is recognized on a personal level, not as a personal savior or god but as a means of self enlightenment, self realization and as a source of Satanic empowerment.
Ive discussed my beliefs about this at my Spiritual Satanist website with the article, The Force of Satan. Atheistic, Symbolic and Philosophical Atheistic Satanists and Philosophical Satanists have no need for Satan worship as they recognize their Satan not as a deity but as a symbol.
This does not mean that they are not genuine, but that they just have their own way of expressing their beliefs. To me they are a part of the Satanic landscape, adding their own reasoning and variety to what we know as Satanism today.
Along with this I want to define several different methods of Satanic Worship: It is the outright, blatant worship of the Christian version of Satan. Some feel as if they are under his control or that they are to do what they feel Satan makes them do.
To be his slave, while he is the father and master. Worship of this type may include blasphemy or inverse christian rites and prayers. Serving is a position of empowerment, when you consider it. This type of worship is specific in that it relies on Christian cosmology to make it work.
Not all Satanists who worship Satan feel the same way, nor do they all recognize Satan as a Christian invention. Spiritual worship is the recognition of Satanic forces without being indebted to subservience. How is this different than subservient worship? My will is too strong and independent to be like this, and that is why I created a pact that delineates this idea.
I appreciate my relationship with Satan and on occasion I will let him know with a candle burning or simple ritual. As you can see the experience of Satanic spirituality, while maintaining personal will, can be very empowering and beneficial.
Self Worship Some have said that the worship of the self is by proxy the worship of Satan. This would be true if you considered yourself to be Satan!
Most symbolic or atheist Satanists engage in these types of self-worshiping activities that satisfy personal desires. This is their method of recognizing the symbolic aspects of Satan, and living the Satanic life.The history of theistic Satanism, as an existing spiritual path practiced by people, is obscured by a number of groups accused of being devil-worshippers who asserted that they were not, such as in the witch trials in Early Modern Europe.
Theistic Satanism or spiritual Satanism is an umbrella term for religious beliefs that consider Satan as an objectively existing supernatural being or force worthy of supplication, with whom individuals may contact, convene and even praise, rather than him being just .
They do not worship the devil, that is if you're referring to genuine Satanism. Now, LaVeyan Satanism is the Satanism most Satanists practice in today's world. LaVeyan Satanism is based on the teachings of Anton LaVey, who wrote the Satanic Bible and founded the Church of Satan in Not all Satanists who worship Satan feel the same way, nor do they all recognize Satan as a Christian invention.
Spiritual Worship Spiritual Worship of Satan is similar to what I practice.
Spiritual worship is the recognition of Satanic forces without being indebted to subservience. A Satanist on why everything you think you know about his religion is wrong It has nothing to do with devil worship, he stresses.
The Eleven Rules of Satanism. Do not give opinions or. Although not a Satanist band by any means, Sabbath's lyrics obsessed over Devil worship and the occult, and ended up birthing the new subgenre of rock music that has become known today as heavy metal.