In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with Satanist and scholar of monasticism Sister Zither about how we might incorporate monastic practice into modern Satanism.Continue reading “Sacred Tension: Satanic Monasticism with Sister Zither”
In this episode of Sacred Tension, I am joined once again by Lucien Greaves, founder and spokesperson of The Satanic Temple. We discuss the philosophical underpinnings of TST, the influence of The Process Church of the Final Judgement on the development of TST, his recent appearance on Tucker Carlson, and much more.Continue reading “Sacred Tension: The Reconciliation of Christ and Satan with Lucien Greaves”
In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with Matthew Kezhaya, who is the legal counsel for The Satanic Temple. We discuss The Satanic Temple’s legal battles, free speech, religious freedom, and much more.Continue reading “Sacred Tension: Satan in the Courthouse with Matthew Kezhaya”
In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with Lilith Starr about her new book Compassionate Satanism. We discuss her path to The Satanic Temple from LaVeyan Satanism, how Satanism helped her get sober, her experience as a homeless person, and much more. Visit Lilith Starr’s website here and buy her book here.Continue reading “Sacred Tension: Compassionate Satanism with Lilith Starr”
I’ve been having some awkward conversations with Christians lately. Concerned friends are trying to pose something of a gentle intervention, lovingly telling me that I am in an unhealthy religion. The unspoken implication is that I’m in a cult that will suck me dry.Continue reading “Am I In a Cult?”
In this episode of Sacred Tension, Lucien Greaves returns to discuss every allegation of fascism and antisemitism against him and The Satanic Temple.Continue reading “Sacred Tension: Orgies, Cults, and Lies with Lucien Greaves”
In this episode of Sacred Tension, I sit down with my colleague Minister Chalice Blythe to talk about the importance of seriously engaging with our Satanic history.Continue reading “Sacred Tension: Satanic Identity and History with Chalice Blythe”
In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with Ministers of Satan Joe Dee and Jon Eldritch about the new Satanic Temple campaign Sober Faction. We discuss recovery culture, theistic and nontheistic recovery programs, the 7 rituals of Sober Faction, and more.
Find Sober Faction here.Continue reading “Sacred Tension: Getting Sober with Satan feat. Ministers Joe Dee and Jon Eldritch”
In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak once again with Lucien Greaves, co-founder and spokesperson of The Satanic Temple. We discuss his new album Satanic Planet, creativity during COVID, Lil Nas X, writing music for Satanic ritual, and more.Continue reading “Sacred Tension: Music, Ritual, and Liberation From Superstition with Lucien Greaves”
René Grigori is one of many volunteer leaders who helped form the Southern California Congregation of The Satanic Temple(TST) in 2019. At the beginning of 2020 René became the congregation’s Media Liaison and began hosting a weekly Friday Night TST Hangout. In May 2021 René was ordained a Minister of The Satanic Temple.
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This ritual was inspired by the Temple Service sermon on Internal and External Satanism by Stephen Bradford Long and the ensuing discussion. Meditation/contemplation were provided as examples of internal expressions of Satanism while embodying/living the tenets were provided as examples of external expressions. The resulting ritual is a fusion of the internal and external where contemplation of the various situations that arise in the Tarot deepens our understanding of the Tenets and helps us better apply the Tenets to the various situations in our daily lives.Continue reading “Guest Post: Daily Tenet-Tarot Ritual”