I love the Satanic Bible as it brings back fond memories of reading through a book of black magic which seemed to make sense for a change. It was a refreshing alternative to the wishy-washy-shit available, that was labelled ‘occult’ way back in the 80’s. The instruction offered a strong psychological base to work from, which was very left hand path orientated. I loved the whole aspect of us being the supremacy, the God who was the one and only. I was somewhat confused however with the lack of energy related exercises as in my opinion, the raising and manipulation of energy is mega-important for the advancement of magicians. This can clearly be seen with the huge interest these days in Chakra work and the infamous Kundalini.
A complete absence of spirituality throughout Satanism contributed to me losing interest in the whole LaVeyan movement. Even though I belief in its concepts of godhood, I still needed ‘meaning’ which only seems to happen ‘for me anyway’ when there’s spirituality involved.
(This could probably be the reason why I’ve arrived here after all these years as E.A Koetting seems to not only preach about the ‘God’ in us, but advocates spirituality at the same time. He also encourages energy work in many of his books, which promotes a good all-round healthy balance in my opinion.)
I loved the ritual structure within the Satanic Bible as it broke it down to three basic components. These were namely sex, hatred and compassion. Now I totally understand a sex ritual as what’s the point in trying to attract a suitable spouse if you can’t even imagine making love to them. This energy can obviously act like a magnet drawing in the right person for you. I am also fully aware of ‘hatred’ when trying to curse people as this emotion can be very powerful. Anger can totally sky rocket our concentration and channel our energy in this situation. These emotions all act very well indeed and have a powerful psychological factor within them.
The problem I had however was with ‘compassion’ and this leads me into the nature of this post. I was having alot of trouble with this approach as I didn’t seem to understand how I could organise a ritual to attract a desired outcome? How could you set this up psychologically in your mind through the ritual, how could you truly conduct a ritual of compassion to let’s say attract a new car? I just don’t get the crying aspect and feeling sorry for yourself because you haven’t got this new car yet?
I’ve put this same question across to two members on here via PM because I like the way they think at times. Each gave me a different reflection on my own views, which was great because it made me look at the problem differently…however, none of them seemed to resonate with my beliefs on this although I could be wrong and maybe I’m just over thinking this too much, and therefore overlooking the ‘simple message’ of the situation, I really don’t know for sure? I have also done numerous searches online but I always seem to arrive at some ‘shallow basturd’ who just quotes a piece out of the Satanic bible without any creative input from himself (I truly loathe silly cunts like this!).
I even went into the psychology of persuasion and how advertisers in commercials try to sell us ideas. I was faced with the usual Rhetorical strategies of ‘Ethos-Pathos-Logos’. I also knew that they try to sell us products through sex, shock & horror and sympathy, which of cause comes close to the three Satanic emotions used to influence the mind?
Now I realised that when they used sympathy as an emotion, advertisers would try to appeal to our humour and get us to feel sorry for a product thereby making us want it…or that was the idea anyway.
To give you a brief outline of this, imagine I wanted to sell you some grass seed for your lawn. I wouldn’t put an attractive girl on the grass in a bikini (sex), or try to grab your attention by using shock tactics. I could however use ‘compassion’ by using an animated frog dancing about on the lawn singing a catchy song maybe? This will encourage our compassion because it could make us laugh, which can promote a sympathetic output of energy. This then immediately struck a chord within me and led to many conclusions about Satanic compassion.
The only ideas I have arrived at so far are this, I have thought about something that I wanted, but instead of thinking about it like I already have it, I decided to use a more Satanic approach instead and create compassion by pretending that I use to have it in the past but I no longer do. I pretended to reminisce instead and look back at how beautiful it use to be. This caused a huge surge of emotional compassion to flourish around these ideas thereby using sympathy as a way of attracting my desires. It definitely intensifies the whole experience in the mind but I still need to work on this further to see if any worthwhile results will come of this.
Is there any experienced Satanists on here who could help me with this dilemma of mine and answer this question for me once and for all concerning compassion and how to use it in the context of a ritual properly, especially in the way that Anton LaVey was meaning as he wrote the Satanic Bible?
Please put me out of my misery…Pardon the pun lol