> I feel a very dire urge to know the connection or non-connection
> between satanism and thelema.
i've recently completed a paper that may help. i'm pasting the whole
below, after the link to where it's officially published, on the
website of Ordo Antichristianvs Illvminati. i welcome anyone's
comments & such.
In the Bonds of the Orders,
Thelema and Neo-Satanism
by Matthew B. Abrams, 32�, MPS, F... & A...M..., A.A.S.R.
(Frater Lvciferi Sophia Anima Architectvs)
copyright � e.v. 2004
all rights reserved.
Neo-Satanistism exists in heterogeneous constructs, all equally
ineffectual in the Great Work of Scientific Illuminism. Our silent
Order of the �Antichristian� Illuminati is the antithesis of
Neo-Satanism as a spiritual practice and philosophy. The O...A...I...
is an Illumined �Antichristian� Order with restricted visibility to
the public Eye. The O...A...I... is a Spiritual and Worldly Vessel of
the dark feminine in the archetypal �Antichrist� dedicated to extend
the Dominion of the Law of Antichrist, the Living Law of Thelema, "Do
What Thou Wilt," a New World Order, and to the promulgation of the
Archaic Mysteries of the Sancta Femina. The sovereign Initiatic system
of the sacred feminine in the O...A...I... endeavours relentlessly to
Create the Beautiful Spiritual Union, a great experiment to which
self-proclaimed "satanists" are either oblivious or opposed. Our veiled
"Antichristian" Brotherhood of Illumined Ones, is Dedicated to the
Dominion of a New Order of Religion, a New Race of Royal and Elect Men
and Women. Brethern, Matrons; verily, Neo-Satanism seeks only to
divide, to retard Our Occult progression.
Ordo Antichristianvs Illvminati is Dark and antinomian. The Order
thrives upon and is eternally recreated by the seething Battle and
Union of the Sexes. Such a tumultuous undercurrent, well utilized by
the solitary magician, relentlessly destroys worthless illusive egos
and begets Growing Gods. Fratres and Sorores of the O...A...I... are
thus Initiated into previously un-experienced, unexplored, unexpressed
Natures of the Sacred Feminine and other Antichristian archetypi. The
Order is intolerant of Fundamentalism, in any form. Natural beauty and
the Earth witness and suffer incessant injurious problems as results of
Fundamentalist insanity. These neuroses are far from absent in Occult
currents. Even Thelema is developing them by the proverbial
psychological case-study. The futile practices of neo-satanism,
conversely, possesses such failures of "Toxick Magicians" by a
wholesale spectrum, and is presently breeding fundamentalists at a rate
akin to fish!
Analogous to all of Thelema and the Occult, Our August Body is
preconceived as satanic, insofar as It contains sabbatic and
Luciferian elements, views, and aims. Initiates of the Ordo
Antichristianvs Illvminati set everything to merciless question,
inclusively; philosophies, creeds, teachings, dogmas, scriptures,
methods, results, angels, daemons, even High Principalities and Gods.
Nothing should exist untried. In Our Presence, Nothingness It-Self
must prove It-Self, or be trodden under. The Real, the True, and the
Strong will quench the Fire. Personal responsibility and individual
effort are the only honourable means of progression in the Work of the
New World Order; hence the Self-Initiatic structure of Our silent Body.
The zealous, independent, battle-veteran Soul is Our Kindred.
The Soul of every Man and every Woman has difficulties inherent to
Incarnation. One Fights or fails. The Warrior is both welcome and
affluent among Us. O...A...I... contains these aspects, which are
commonly misperceived of as �satanic.� The O...A...I... includes such
elements as part of Its entirety. Let It, however, not be confounded or
grouped with mere Satanism, where some of the laziest �armchair�
Occultists, compounded with glamour thrill seekers, find comfort in
sloth and massage obese egos, where the dead and the resigned play
"let�s be wicked" with children�s sorcery. Gifted with health and
energy, largesse of opportunity, the mere neo-satanist flippantly
refuses the Work, choosing to follow the fallow drives, deceived and
self-deceiving into lowest degeneration. Satanism, when carried
through, is anti-evolution.
It is not enough, in addition, that Brethren and Matrons of the
O...A...I... be not mere Satanists. Moreover, We are Working in an
Order that is the very antithesis of neo-satanism! Oxford defines
�antithesis� among institutions as those having �direct or striking
opposition of character or functions.� O...A...I... is certainly and
observably not in direct opposition to neo-satanism. The O...A...I...
is arrayed directly counter to the institution of Christendom, and the
cult of Christ's most widely established anti-Nature doctrines.
Christianity is the Great Sorcery referred to in The Equinox vol. I.
The true archetype of Christian doctrine, beyond the rose coloured,
stained glass windows, is spiritual and material sacrifice, slavery,
and submission. The modern televangelist apostles and their regional
imitators sell poverty to the poor, sickness to the ill, captivity to
prisoners, pre-packaged and tagged as promises of blessing and
beatitude, like piles of so much ordure. Neo-Satanism and satanic
magicians, so-called, do the same, with less excuse. To imitate, reuse,
recycle Christiandoms anti-Human refuse, to continue as a cohort in the
promulgation of such a race-defeating World Order, is a deplorable
atrocity. Neo-Satanism is a Weeping Blemish on the Face of Liliths
voluptuous Occult Body.
The O...A...I... is in striking contradistinction to neo-satanism. To
the extent neo-satanic practice is a bleed upon magickal vitality,
Initiates of the O...A...I... advance remonstration to its continuance.
The antipodean nature of Existence, vis a vis neo-satanism is
ideological, practical, eternally discordant. Whilst Our silent Order
of Potentates performs, ever more Perfectly, the Great Work of
Self-Deification, advancing the Law of Life, Light, Love, and Liberty,
satanists pat their own flatulent illusive egos, seeking what
temporality they may devour. The Cult, and innumerable "Churches" of
Satan are nothing more than an inversion and perversion of the
Christian religious institution; a rebellion against the authority of a
decrepit Christian cartel. Subjectively, neo-satanists do categorize
themselves thusly: "modern," "traditional," and "devil- worshipping."
If such afore-mentioned names fail to evoke clear demarkation Brethren
and Matrons, condemn the usual lack of spiritual ambition!
Nevertheless, neo-satanism always aggrandizes base gratification and
servitude, never Initiation.
Modern symbolic Satanism is in actuality no more than Atheistic
Humanism. It is Temporal Mortification, where Satan is only the
symbolic focus and representation of the practitioners� own futile
ego-interests. Neo-Satanic Atheists consider egoity an epiphany to
which One may aspire. My Kindred, We, Babalon, and The Beast represent
L.V.X., Man made God, Self-Deified, Self-Illumined, Self-Initiated, and
Self-Unified with the Beloved, One and None. It is put forward by
alleged �Churches� of �Satan,� and �Councils of Satanic Masters� that
true Modern Satanism acknowledges and Initiates spirituality in its
private teachings and practices. If such attitudes are consumed with
objectivity, if the atheism is only a protective front, it is only mere
Satanism, an extremely narrow worldview. Satanism is an adumbration of
the Vast Dark Occult All.
Amongst the Neo-Satanists who accede the material existence of the
Prince of Darkness, there exists a cleavage akin to schizophrenia.
These are Traditional �Theistic� Satanists who hold the stable
knowledge that all labels used to denote devotees of a personal Satanic
entity are thusly the same. Such schizophrenic pathological behaviour
materializes when certain Traditional Satanists, owing to what only is
manifested as sensational ego imagery, decide and announce that their
god is beyond the title of Satan, a Universal Devil. Thereofore, it is
clear, without wasted breath and brain in debate, that �Satan� and
�Devil� are interchangeable. The banality is adolescent. Sophomoric
gullibilities in tepid adherents of neo-satanism is horrifically
endless! Good and free Initiates of balance often possess a biting
distaste for the whole Christian-Satanic paradigm, thus triggering a
In all means, the end is the same. A neo-satanist is only a mere
satanist. Neo-Satanism is thusly mere Satanism. As Initiates, we are
given, Dare, and Do create every experience, every event, in the Body
of Nuit, as Divine Tools for Initiation. The mere neo-satanist, in hir
lesser black magic, prodigalizes each theoretical centre of Hadit,
laying waste to the nectars of N.U.I.T., partially retarding Initiatic
progress. The mere neo-satanist, deceiving hir lower self, starving hir
Higher Self, creates and indwells a paradoxical Citadel of Slavery.
Satanism verily is an inverse practice of Christianity, erecting
immense metaphysical prison-houses in the Name of Freedom! Life,
Light, Love, and Liberty are stridently and knavishly proclaimed among
echoing Walls of Restriction!
Delusory "oracles" of the Travesty of Philosophy that is neo-satanism
abound. The Magnum Calamitas of Anton Szandor LaVey spouts, �the
highest plateau of human development is the awareness of the flesh!�
(The Satanic Bible; pg. 81). Such a low unenlightened sentiment is
self-damning! Anton Szandor LaVey would have aught above instinct held
worthless! Verily, every animal, every beast is flesh-aware! Eat!
Sleep! Copulate! Nothing is more worthy, fellows? It is
categorically observable dogs have more highly organized thoughts and
feelings than instinctual flesh-awareness. As Illuminates of the Ordo
Antichristianvs Illvminati, Brethren and Matrons Will to Win Freedom
from the failures of guilt and fear in a pseudo-religious confederacy
of Christendom-Satanica. Satanism is Not a religion of itself.
Neo-Satanism is but a shadowed projection, a darker toxic half of the
Slave-Religion, Christianity-Satanism. One exists not without the
other, schizophrenic doctrines notwithstanding. The Cults of Christ
and Satan intertwine externally and internally, in the use of Spiritual
Evolution as pretense for material ends.
Christianity-Satanism is a theological failure as a religious
institution and spiritual system. The Devil as a malevolent deity
alongside the Christian patriarchal solar-myth is interdependent, that
is, they are One. �Diabolists are insipid, rather pathetic�an
historical curiosity only; a footnote in the psychopathology of the
Nazarene religion.� (�Satanism and Satanic Influence�, Anton Long,
O.N.A.) Yahweh has thusly manifested neo-satanism as dark alternative
trappings. Such a Demiurge, seeking to retain men and women in a highly
organized and architecturally orchestrated bondage scheme, devises a
grand devious hoax in neo-satanism, in a manner of speaking, a means to
beguile the bedeviled. The latent Beckoning of Our Mother, the Serpent
hearkens to Gnosis, to conjoin with the Great White Brotherhood, to
become as Gods, to enter the City of Pyramids. Such an epiphany is
feared by the Demiurge, abnegated by a co-Christianity, neo-satanism.
Brethren and Matrons, the hordes of hell-harrowing Sheep are not only
those who call themselves Christian. Such Lambs also are Satanists;
led as blindly, ruined as certainly. Neo-Satanists, are
self-destructive False Brothers, and petty Scarlet Whores,
parsimoniously refusing their blood to the Cup of The Black Concubine,
trading Beautiful Enlightenment for lecherous profit. In a
self-admissive tradition initiated sensationally by Anton Szandor
LaVey, neo-satanism is the best devotee in the vile and oppressive life
of Christendom. This is a theurgical alliance; a cancerous covenant
which invokes a malevolent, WoMan-Destructive, servile system that is
mutually perpetuative. Such is a pale and distorted reflection of
Baphomet. Initiates of the O...A...I... Purpose to Grow. Growth and
change are synonymous, Brethren and Matrons. Change is a constant of
Creation. Neo-Satanism again reveals itself to be nothing save a
low-witted black twin, in ceremonial stagnation. Initiates of the
silent O...A...I..., in the emergent traditions of the Occult Arts,
must contravene the Christ-cult stranglehold upon Us, embedded with
endless repetition of black masses against the integrity of nature,
which retard the practitioner just as seriously. Blasphemy possesses
its right and good position, essentially in Our intimate rites.
However, addiction to incessant profanation keeps the soul in the
depths of spiritual peonage. The True Aspirant adeptly transcends mere
neo-satanic denial of the slave-Gods, initiating progressive strides
toward Illumination and GodHead.
As of recent years, a fledgling and swiftly dying "Unity Movement"
existed within the confines of the neo-satanist community. The
O...A...I..., in the Noble Spirit of Occult Fraternity & Sorority,
supported unitive and cooperative attitudes without amendments to
O...A...I... principles and organizational foundations. The
sovereignty and sanctity of the Ordo Antichrisitanvs Illvminati depends
Not upon organizational Chiefs, self-glamourizing founders, or its own
�Articles of Covenant� (e.v. 2003 reconstituted Charter). The
O...A...I... is Not a Brotherhood that can be put into a final stage of
silence, nor does it amend sovereignty to occult, Thelemic, and
neo-satanic, "unity movements." When egoitic pride of small "Masters"
choose organizational suicide over cooperation, the O...A...I.... casts
greater doubt upon visibility to the public, and imparts greater Veils.
Efforts of recent "unity movements," so-called, die under self-imposed
starvation via narrow ideology and temporal egoity.
Neo-satanic organizations, which, while of much greater integrity than
a compendium of "Churches" of Satan, still mire in a refusal to
eliminate Ego and Unite with B.A.B.A.L.O.N. Such neo-satanic attitudes
and organizations are Not atheistic and Not commercial-glamorous.
Initiates in the Occult Sciences often exhibit utmost respect for their
Brethren, and their Adepti. Nevertheless, neo-satanic philosophy
intentionally perpetuates that which To Mega Therion proscribed as the
only real impediment to the Magician. Adherents of the misguided
neo-satanist undercurrent passively choose to become what Aleister
Crowley refers as Black Brothers, Adepts, who refuse to relinquish the
Tifaret-addiction to the Ego. Such a failure induces the inept to
fantasize she, or he, will succeed, procuring entry into the City of
Pyramids with the personality intact. Aleister Crowley warned that
such unfit Men and Women will only set themselves up in the Towers of
the Abyss, eventually to give way to perpetual entropy. The Beast
believes such Beings Will Fail. Good Brethren and Matrons, let Us
Understand and differentiate Black Brothers and Ourselves as black
brothers. Initiates of the O...A...I... Work in the Darkest of
Regions, yet are Willing toward Union with B.A.B.A.L.O.N., to Abandon
the fixated personality, joining the Magi in The City of Pyramids,
surrendering aught and Nothing to the Beloved, enshrouded in the
Shudders of She Who Satisfies.
Our August and silent Order of Antichristian Illuminates has naught in
communal or mutual auspices with mere neo-satanism, and the means and
ends of neo-satanism. Neo-satanism, regardless of the starting-point,
only possesses one means to an end in its magical mire; the satiation
of illusionary lusts. In all of human experience, it is the only
religious conviction that advocates the intensification and
fortification of the low self. This is diametrically opposed to the
cardinal aspirations of True Religious Pursuit; the object of
Scientific Illuminism; the Great Work of Thelema; the Charge of Our
Father, The Beast, and Our Mother, Lilith. Initiates of the
O...A...I... are Bound in Blood to the Path of Perfection. The Ego
must Annihilate, be utterly disestablished, as only the Elect Cross and
conquer the Abyss, entering the City of Pyramids, becoming One with Our
There is No Law. Love as Thou Wilt.
Matthew B. Abrams, 32�, MPS,
Fr. L.S.A.A., Ed., O'.'A'.'I'.'
There is No Law. Love as Thou Wilt.
"Probably," added Mr. Crowley, with a smile, "the authorities are afraid that I may kill and eat 800 Oxford graduates."
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