Rewritten November 2017
We are a family of three women who are bound by love and by the fact that we are Satanists. Sophie and Cassie pretty much fell in love at first sight and have been living together since 2012.Cassie is the academic manager of an educational company, a job which requires frequent travel. Sophie is a special needs teacher. Tina is studying hard to work in the field of animal medicine and conservation.
Sophie practiced various forms of Buddhism for many years before becoming a Satanist. Cassie came to Satanism via Wicca and Eclectic Paganism. Tina was raised in a Satanic household and has fully committed to the Satanic path.
Our aim in this blog has always been to show Satanism in a positive way and perhaps dispel some of the false and frequently hysterical things that are said about it. We find Satanism to be a very self empowering and life affirming philosophy and religion that fosters intelligence and critical thinking. We certainly believe that others may find it a useful path to self development, if they can let go of their misconceptions and prejudices. But we make no apology for the fact that we ARE Satanists. We live by Satanic principles, we engage in Satanic rituals (which do not involve sacrificing virgins or any harm to animals, in case you were wondering!) and we practice Satanic magic.
We are Theistic Satanists which means we do believe there is an actual entity of some kind which we call Satan or The Devil. We don’t see this entity as the bad guy as depicted in Christianity but rather a liberator who calls upon us to become all we can be and take responsibility for our own lives. Philosophically our personal views are very similar to LaVeyan Satanism except that we are not completely atheistic. We see Satan as a guide, a teacher, an enabler and an inspiration to be respected rather than a being who needs to be worshipped. We also see Satan as our true inner nature, the God that we can become, the author of our own destiny.
We don’t claim to write on behalf of all Satanists. There are many types and varieties of Satanism and perhaps the only thing most of us have in common is that we are very individualistic. We do hope however that this blog will continue to give a new and different insight into Satanism for anybody that is genuinely interested. If nothing else it is a place where we can discuss the things that concern US as a family of Satanists.