Rewritten November 2015
We are a family of three 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. We describe ourselves as bisexual by nature and lesbian by choice. We live in Switzerland as a legally registered couple with Sophie’s teenage daughter Tina. We are a hard working and very happy family. Sophie teaches in a school for students with special emotional needs and psychological problems. Cassie is the academic manager of a company providing English courses all over Europe, a job which requires frequent travel. Tina is studying hard at school and hopes to work in the field of animal medicine and conservation one day.
Sophie practiced various forms of Buddhism for many years before becoming a Satanist. Cassie came to Satanism via Wicca and Eclectic Paganism. Satanism has become the cornerstone of our lives. We write about it, talk about it and try to fully incorporate Satanic principles into our daily lives. We now also run a coven for like minded people in our geographic neighbourhood. Tina decided to become a Satanist herself. We tried to put her off at least until she was older but she is determined and strong willed. We have seen her commitment to Satanism grow ever deeper as she has blossomed into a kind, clever and questioning young adult.
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.