Connecting with SatanPosted: February 1, 2014
I find it healthy, helpful and invigorating for my mind, body and soul to connect with Satan (or Satanic energy) as often as possible. But what does that mean exactly and how does one achieve it?
Most Satanists would probably agree that connecting with Satan really means opening a channel to your own innermost being; your own soul and psyche. I myself think that is a large part of what happens but as a Theistic Satanist I am also convinced that I am also actually opening a direct channel to a real entity known as Satan.
Many spiritual people of various religions believe that they are able to connect with the deity that is central to their beliefs. Some may call it prayer, some may call it meditation, some may call it communion or have other ways to describe it, but experiencing a connection to your deity or the central concept of your spiritual path is common to many religious and philosophical belief systems and Satanism is no different.
As a former Christian (long time ago) and long term Pagan I have previously felt connected to other deities by using various techniques but each feeling of connection was different from all others. For me however the connection I feel with Satan is far more intense, dramatic and transformative that any other “communion” I have felt.
The first and probably most dramatic “communion” I felt with Satan was when I first became a Satanist. Since that time I have found this particular experience is common to many of my fellow Satanists. It is perhaps not at all surprising. At a psychological level really deciding to become a Satanist pushes all sorts of psychological buttons and opens doors to parts of your own psyche that are likely to remain closed otherwise. Few if any other belief systems come with so many misconceptions, negative connotations and emotional baggage as Satanism. Deciding to open that forbidden door and walk a path less traveled unleashes all sorts of highly charged spiritual and emotional energy. If you also believe as some of us do that you are opening yourself up to a primeval force or entity, it is hardly surprising that the result is dramatic. In my own case it felt like an enormous drug rush or semi permanent orgasm that lasted for almost a month. At times it was close to being painful and because of the physical obviousness of it, sometimes embarrassing. During this period my thought patterns, emotions and beliefs changed in subtle and not so subtle ways. (I should perhaps add that I was fully aware of this process taking place and could have stopped it at any point if I had chosen to). There were also noticeable physical changes; my breasts enlarged, my skin looked clearer and younger, my voice changed slightly and a long standing problem I had with my right knee virtually disappeared. At the same time I became very aware of the presence of a new force, of Satan, in my life. While the true nature of Satan is not what is commonly believed, it (he) is clearly not to everybody’s taste. It is very much to my taste though and therefore I welcome every opportunity to bask in that presence and develop that relationship. But how?
At the simplest level I like to talk to Satan. Some might call that prayer although many satanists don’t like that term. I’m a chatty person so in my inner dialogs I just tell him what is on my mind or sometimes ask questions as if I was speaking to a friend. The next step is to listen. I don’t hear voices but I do find that ideas relating to what’s on my mind just pop into my head and I also look for signs and opportunities in the way that life unfolds.
At a slightly deeper level I meditate, a skill I have become quite adept at since my Taoist days and all through my life as a pagan and a witch. Sometimes I focus on an image of Satan in my mind or in a picture taken off my computer and banish all other thoughts until I begin to feel Satan’s presence very strongly. Sometimes sexual stimulation can quicken or amplify the connection. This can be achieved alone or together with your lover. (I happen to be a very sexually responsive person, people with different personality types may find other forms of stimulation during meditation more helpful).
Meditation usually forms the basis of more complicated personal rituals or magical workings which I have come to feel are the cornerstone of developing a permanent connection and a relationship with Satan. Such rituals can be as simple or ornate as you want to make them. The key is always strength of will and clarity of mind, both of which are enhanced and become easier the more regularly you engage in such activities.
Last but not least the magic and drama of full on rituals with other Satanists probably produces the most intense feeling of connection with Satan or Satanic energy.
Some may argue that the result of all this is a kind of addiction to or dependence on Satan (or whatever other deity or entity a person allies them self to through such activities). However this is totally foreign to the whole concept of Satanism. What we actually feel is a growing sense of our own power and abilities. There are risks of course; developing an intimate personal relationship with any person can lead some people to become over dependent on the other and can leave one open to abuse. How many times have we told our friends; ” you should leave this person, they are not good for you”? It all depends on the two personalities involved. In the best relationships each person brings out the best in the other and both achieve greater success and happiness than they did apart. This is the nearest analogy that I can find for my own communion with Satan, although it is only an analogy… It would be hard to quantify what Satan gets from me. However as a self assured and headstrong Satanist, I’m prepared to think there may be something!
The bottom line is that any good and fulfilling relationship, physical or spiritual is worth investing time and energy in. Maintaining good channels of communication and connection is always essential.