Sacred Tension: Rituals For Death and Dying with Shiva Honey

In this episode of Sacred Tension, Minister of Satan Shiva Honey returns to discuss death and dying within a Satanic context. We discuss grief in the age of Covid, forgiveness, the deaths of abusers, the role of psychedelics in ritual, and much more. Support Shiva Honey’s project on death and dying here: https://www.serpentinae.com/ 

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The Internet is Anti-human

As my platform has grown over the years, I hit “publish” on every article and podcast with mounting terror, because I never know which one will destroy my life for a week, month, or year. I never know which one will be wildly misunderstood or misinterpreted and result in a trashing campaign. Admittedly, I could avoid all subjects of interest and just write long articles about my cats, but that would defeat the purpose of writing. Confronted with that choice, I’d rather give up writing and go raise chickens. So, I try to cover topics that matter to me and to ensure that nothing offensive or vague has slipped into the piece. But the unfortunate fact is that I can never predict how a bad faith person might choose to interpret my work.

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Sacred Tension: Cynical Theories with Helen Pluckrose

In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with scholar and author Helen Pluckrose about her book Cynical Theories. We discuss where she believes modern social justice went wrong, whether technology is the primary explanation for online dysfunction, the limiting of LGBT identities, and much more. Find her organization Counterweight here: https://counterweightsupport.com/ 

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A Satanism of Mastery

Everyone’s Satanism is different. For some, Satanism will be a religion of hedonism and reclaiming physical pleasure from the clutches of repressive religion. For others, it will be based in centering outsiders or embracing outsider status. All of these are valid expressions of Satanism, and I share many of them myself.

As I’ve contemplated my Satanic path, I’ve come to realize that my own Satanism is one of mastery. In the myth, Satan rejects the tyranny of God and sets out on a path of self-deification. In my view, the icon of Satan as the eternal rebel, the triumphant iconoclast, and the unbowed will is the ultimate symbol of mastery.

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