NOTE TOPIC CHANGE: New topic (decided at previous meeting) is "Favorite Satanic/LHP literature (and other media)."
All who attend the meeting are encouraged (but not required) to bring copies of their favorite Satanic/LHP books, CD's, and/or printouts of favorite web pages. We'll share readings of short passages (of any kind - prose, poetry, song lyrics, aphorisms, parts of rituals) that we personally consider especially worthwhile. We'll use this as a lead-in to further discussion about the various different kinds of Satanism, Luciferianism, dark Paganism, and Left Hand Path occultism.
(The previously-announced topic, "Personal privacy for Satanists/LHPers," will be discussed in a forthcoming pamphlet, rather than as a meeting topic.)
This meeting is our regular monthly dinner gathering in Manhattan, for Satanists, Luciferians, "Dark" Pagans, and "Left Hand Path" occultists of all law-abiding kinds, plus open-minded people interested in learning about the many forms of Satanism, Luciferianism, "Dark" Paganism, and LHP occultism. (The organizer is a non-LaVeyan theistic Satanist.)
Please plan to arrive before 7:15 PM. The meeting will have the following format:
- 7:00 to 7:15: Informal socializing.
- 7:15 to 7:25: Order food.
- 7:25 to 7:50: Introductions and announcements. Tell us a little about your own perspective on Satanism, Luciferianism, "Dark" Paganism, or "Left-Hand-Path" occultism.
- 7:50 to 8:00: Break.
- 8:00 to 9:00: Discussion of the announced main topic: Sharing of our personal favorite Satanic/LHP literature, etc.
- 9:00 to 9:10: Break.
- 9:10 to 9:45: More announcements, and discussion of whatever questions attendees may have about Satanism, Luciferianism, Dark Paganism, and Left Hand Path occultism.
- 9:45 to 10:00 or later: Informal socializing.
We meet at a diner on West 23rd Street in Manhattan. (The exact address, and other details, will be visible to you once you join this Meetup group.) The nearest subway stop is 23rd Street on the C and E lines (8th Avenue). We are also within walking distance of the 6th and 7th Avenue subways, the 23rd Street PATH station, and Penn Station.
We'll be at a table in the BACK part of the diner. Please ask a waiter about "Diane Vera's meetup." At least one or two of us, though probably not most of us, will be wearing black shirts and/or point-down pentagram pendants of some kind. (If you arrive early and are the first to arrive, please have a seat in the BACK part of the diner and let the waiter know that you are here for "Diane Vera's meetup.")
Newcomers are welcome. Diane Vera, the organizer, will make a point of welcoming all who arrive and encouraging all attendees to tell the rest of us a bit about themselves and their beliefs, to facilitate conversation. Although our meetings are informal, we do aim to have substantive conversation about our beliefs and practices, rather than just random chit chat.
Please plan to spend a minimum of $5 (per person) for food and/or drinks, so that the diner where we meet will continue to welcome our business.
We need you to RSVP here on the Meetup site, so we can know how big a table to ask for. Please RSVP as soon as you can. The more people RSVP early, the bigger and better our meetings will be, because a reasonably large number of early RSVP's will let other visitors to this site know that we are indeed a live group where they will actually meet some people.
Diane Vera, the organizer of this Meetup Group, is also the founder of the local NYC proto-congregation of the Church of Azazel. However, the NYC Satanists discussion group welcomes Satanists, Luciferians, Dark Pagans, and LHP occultists of all law-abiding kinds, not just prospective Church of Azazel members.)
Diane Vera, the organizer, is a non-LaVeyan theistic Satanist. She maintains a website on theistic Satanism, including the page Attention, New Yorkers! (for theistic Satanists in and near New York City).