But they’re not going to adopt the name, because they’re deathly afraid of it. As La Vey pointed out in , women use their beauty and their wiles because most men will bend to that. Here’s a question I’ve always wanted to ask a card-carrying Satanist. And it’s fun because it’s got the occult trappings and spookiness. The rituals involve a lot of naked women, and guys in goat masks. But we see a guy in a goat mask standing over a pentagram, our first thought is, “A student is about to wish she hadn’t been hitchhiking.” No, no, no. It’s all just window dressing to get you in the mood.
Most people align themselves with what Satanists believe. Explain why our reader should stop his abs workout and focus on the Number of the Beast. Finally I understand who I am.” It’s a sane philosophy and way of living. Related: How One Curious Guy Beats Stress By Living As a Goat For 3 Days You’ve never ’d somebody? There are not any nefarious plans behind any of this. Related: 13 Insanely Simple Ways to Be More Likeable The Catholic Church has rituals. No, it’s the 50th anniversary of being the only religion that encourages naked lady breasts.Founded in 1966 by Anton La Vey, author of , the church has had good times—with high-profile members like Jayne Mansfield and Sammy Davis Jr.—and bad ones, notably the “satanic panic” of the 1980s, when many were sure the members were sacrificing babies. We don’t believe in any kind of anthropomorphic devil. Related: Why You’re More Likely to Die On Your Birthday Is just a dating guide for Satanists, or can a non-Satanist learn from it? It’s a manual for men who shun political correctness—what I call the overfeminization of society now.To commemorate, the church is publishing , by Robert Johnson, a “Magister” in the church. There’s none of that black-magic nonsense in Satanism. That’s like Christians saying Jesus Christ never existed. If you look at the Church of Satan’s doctrine, it’s based on real humanity. As the high priest Magus Gilmore has said, “We are I-theists.” We don’t believe in any kind of gods. It’s for men who see themselves as being unique and distinct from what we call the herd. [Laughs.] If the other churches had rituals involving naked boobs, we’d probably go to church a whole lot more often. The book explains how to navigate the world as a male Satanist and seduce your chosen mate. (For some slightly more conventional—but just as essential—relationship advice, check out How to Pleasure a Woman, the : You have the same name as the blues legend who purportedly sold his soul to the devil at the crossroads. When Anton La Vey founded the church back in the ’60s, he wanted to point out the innate carnality of man. It evokes all of those titillating ideas of the rebel in the human spirit. It’s what most people are thinking anyway but won’t admit. The book says it doesn’t matter what you look like. Part of that is vanity, and part of it is not wanting to have a heart attack.