New York, NYUSA
June 23, 2012
I am based in the foundation of "LaVey" Satanism, for which I make no apologies and am proud of as this was and is not a choice. I was born a Satanist, formulating and living by many of the beliefs, I later found in the Writings of Doktor LaVey. However, unlike most Satanists of this belief system, I have always seen and communicated with the dead and do believe in a state of existence beyond this life. Call it a gift. I call it my natural state. I've never known any other existence as that my way of life. I do communicate with many Daemons telepathically and believe myself to be part of the fabric and not separate from it. In this, I am able to ripple the fabric and change my environment by way of the will and ritual. Daemons do appear to me and I utilize their assistance in pretty much all that I need from this life. I have a definite opinion, but am not rigidly closed to other perspectives and opportunities to learn. Want to know more? Ask.
I am a practicing Black Magician who's always been eclectic. I'm a legally Ordained Minister of Satan, listed as such in the State of New York. The pursuit of knowledge is my biggest quest This is my selfish/self-like nature in Satanism.
I think it's great opportunity to share our difference and for that I thank Diane. I could do with a little less "LaVey" negativity as he was a brilliant man without whom, many current organizations would be seriously lacking in depth and substance in mission. It's like I often say to Colleges in my field, who say... "I'm NOT at 'Freudian' ", to which I respond... "You better kiss your ass, up to whatever god you believe in, because without Freud, you wouldn't have a career. So... I guess what I'm saying here is "Let's give the Devil his due." I would like to see the perception change to... "he set a path and gave a stepping off point, for others to bring ancient Satanism into the modern world. Doktor LaVey was not only a friend but I identified many changes throughout the years in his philosophies from 1966-through his death in 1997. This influence was a younger and changing perspective with the times and it's new Magus, Peter H. Gilmore. I have the greatest respect for his vision.