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This is a list compiled of the different Satanists within our community. I hope it's informative, especially to those who have been seeking more knowledge on the subject.
Please remember, that no matter where you are on this list have respect for the other types!
Black Metal Circle - Another name for this group would be the Black Metal Mafia. This is more of the criminal fringe where a lot of stereotypes started. The Black Metal Circle was founded by a man who named himself after a Greek deity of death, Euronymous. Euronymous and his followers were musicians who played black metal. They believed Satan to be a Spirit of Evil who only wanted to spread misery and suffering worldwide. In order to serve him they began a campaign of church-burning, graveyard desecrations, and murders. It was a big point of Euronymous and his followers to target historical Norwegian monuments. One case was where they burned a church down in which there were still people inside. One reason given for such acts was it would be believed in doing this, it would cause Xtian fanatics to grow. Euronymous was insane and working to create a man-made apocalypse. The Black Metal Circle was very well organized, and managed to get away with crimes for a couple of years. It wasn't until a member of Black Metal Circle, Varg Vikanes (converted to Odinsim), killed Euronymous in 1993 that the group was stopped.
LaVeyanism - These Satanists take their name from Anton Szandor LaVey, who authored The Satanic Bible and founded the Church of Satan (C.o.S.) in 1966. They are atheists and reject religiousness and believe that all God's have been created in the minds of men. LaVey defined and created the 9 Satanic Sins, The Eleven Satanic Rules of the Earth, and the general philosophy for most forms of Satanism. LaVey viewed Satan as an imaginary character who represents the dark force in nature.
Modern - This type also is an atheistic approach to Satanism. Some consider themselves to be LaVeyan but are the non-joiners of the CoS. Modern Satanists more or less came into being after Anton LaVey's daughter, Karla LaVey, split off from the Church of Satan due to differences in Satanic ideals. Karla is now a High Priestess of the First Satanic Church, which claims to be a closer spirit to that of her father's teachings. Modern Satanists are also distinguished by the non-joiner's of the organization the COS. A few modern organizations worth mentioning are the Temple of the Horned God, and the Satanic International Network.
Setians - They believe the Prince of Darkness, Set, is a god who is responsible for creating consciousness (the ability to perceive, to be aware, and take deliberate action). To understand this we must delve into Egyptian history so that we can grasp the Setians concept called Xeper (pronounced Kheffer or keff-fer). Xeper means I have come into being. The Egyptian sun god, Ra, would proclaim Xeper each morning at dawn after his nocturnal journey into the underworld. Set would protect Ra during this journey from Apep, the serpent of darkness and chaos. While protecting Ra, Set made it possible for the sun to Xeper each morning. This myth is symbolic of Set's power to allow us to become newly created beings with each self-determined action that we take in life. Setianism was founded by Dr. Michael A. Aquino in 1975. Aquino was a priest at Church of Satan until LaVey and himself got into a dispute regarding the existence of the Dark Prince. He then started his own church, Temple of Set. One night Michael Aquino supposedly wrote the Setian holy text, The Book of Forth Coming Light, during a ritual in which he channeled the Prince of Darkness.
Demonolators - The belief that there are actual demons who are representative of different Pre-Christ pagan deities. Demonolators use ritual and meditation to "contact" demons and ask for their assistance with happenings in their lives. who honor demons rather than Satan himself.
Diabolators - This is a more generalized term which is open to a variety of theological views within Satanism. Diabolators believe in Satan and believe in worshiping him. The organizations dedicated to the Devil worshiping are Church of Azazel, Order of Eternal Darkness, and Temple of Diabolical Youth.
Deistic/Pantheistic - They are like LaVeyanist in that they do not believe in Satan as an anthropomorphic being. They believe Satan to be an impersonal force which is one with all things. Also, they focus on the Dark Doctrines which are based upon the assumption of history that the Hebrew word Satan is derived from a pair of Sanskrit terms, Sat meaning pure existence, and Tan meaning stretching forth. Sat is the force of being which causes all and everything to exist. Tan is the force that causes evolution and metamorphosis. The 2 primary churches are the First Church of Satan (in Salem, Mass.) and the Satanic Reds.
Deism is a movement or system of thought advocating natural religion, emphasizing morality, and in the 18th century denying the interference of the Creator with the laws of the universe.
Pantheism is a doctrine that equates god (or in our case, Satan) with the forces and laws of the universe.
Duotheists - Christian-based Duotheists are theistic Satanists who believe in a form of Satanism that is essentially inversie Christianity. They believe Satan isn't a god, but rather the bible based fallen angel who has rebelled against the Creator and is attempting to take, by force, the Creator's throne.
Rebel - A form of Satanism where most misfits and social outcasts use the evil image of Satan as a release. This type of Satanism is commonly associated with the Gothic lifestyles (though this is not to imply that Goths are social outcasts and degenerates). Being a Rebel Satanist is usually a phase and most move on to something else after it gets old or they find a cooler belief.
Theistic - Theism is the belief that at least one deity exists. There are 3 different kinds of Theistic Satanism, all of which are listed below.
Gnostic - They believe Satan and the Christian God exist and that Satan created the world. They are distinguished by the conviction that Godhead (enlightenment) can be reached through gnosis (or knowledge). The Gnostic Satanist believes in order to reach Godhead they should indulge themselves in worldly pleasures. Satan is acknowledged as the serpent that is depicted within the story of Adam and Eve. Therefore Lucifer is worshiped as the Bringer of Light (knowledge), who helps overcome the imperfections of the earthly existence by enticing us to indulge rather than self-denial.
Luciferianism - They embrace the idea of Lucifer as a spiritual and enlightened being. While they incorporate the enjoyment of one's life, they accept that there are greater and more spiritual goals. Many see Satan as the carnal, rebellious, and materialistic aspect while Lucifer is the enlightened and spiritual side. This represents a dichotomy between light and dark.
Spiritual - They believe in the existence of Satan as an actual being. Satan is perceived to be the creator of humankind. Spiritual Satanists firmly conceive Satanism predates Christianity by thousands of years and is based upon a plenary transformation of the soul. Questioning everything is highly encouraged along with exploring knowledge to become self-sufficient. Most will use ritual to commit to Satan.