Skip to comments.A New Generation of L.A. Satanists Finds Community in Blasphemous Times
Posted on 01/07/2018 7:08:19 PM PST by marshmallow
In November, in the candlelit basement of a house just above the Silver Lake Reservoir, Alexandra James walked over to an altar where her husband, Zachary, waited near a bleached human skull, teeth locked in eternal rictus. From the altar, she lifted a sword and drew points across his chest while a circle of onlookers watched solemnly (well, a few giggled too). An organist played eerie minor key chords and Alexandra turned to face the group.
"On this altar we consecrate swords to direct the fire of our unholy will," she said. "A human skull, symbol of death. The great mother Lilith created us all, and will destroy us all."
"Hail Satan! Hail Satan! Hail Satan!" The group chanted back.
The Jameses had planned the ritual as the climax of a low-key house party that included a dozen or so friends associated with ritual magic artists, writers, rock musicians who freely mingle occult vocabularies (Satanist, coven, witches), none taken too literally. But a bigger moment came a few hours later when word circulated that Charles Manson had died. Far from mourning a man whose crimes burned satanic imagery into the American mainstream, everyone cracked beers in celebration and jammed on psych rock tunes. Bonnie Bloomgarden, the singer for the band Death Valley Girls, joked that Manson's spirit would be reincarnated as a small dog, and that she'd probably accidentally adopt it.
It was a great night for a heterodox generation of new self-described Satanists who are upending old "Rosemary's Baby" and "Helter Skelter" stereotypes in service of radical politics, feminist aesthetics and community unity in the divisive time of Trump.
Given the never-ending chaos in American life, when nuclear war seems to many to be just one juvenile presidential tweet away, a coterie of artists are rediscovering Satanism's imagery....
(Excerpt) Read more at beta.latimes.com ...
Prayers for all of those that foolishly toy with the occult.
St. Michael the Archangel
defend us in battle!
Be our protection
against the wickedness and snares
of the devil
may God rebuke him we humbly pray
and do thou O prince of the heavenly host
by the power of God
cast into hell
Satan and all the evil spirits
that prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls.
Ultimate psychological ‘masturbation’. This level of puerile self deception in adults is laughable. (No wonder there were ‘giggles’.)
hunh. Sounds like an average Hollywood party.
Sliverlake=gays and hipsters. Expensive real estate.
These idiots have no idea what theyre messing with. /one who has been there and done that then came back to Christ
By the way I was never a Satanist. I did some idiotic and risky stuff out of curriousilty and naivety. But was never that stupid.
Satanism, or islam?
Are they Goth or vampires?
So the Los Angeles Times criticizes Trump while glorifying devil worship.
COuldn’t get enough attention as themselves. No special snowflake award for going to work and payin’ the bills. So, they worship satan to feel powerful and special. I really doubt Satan thinks they are powerful or special. Sad/stupid.
How is it the same thing? Satanists don’t want to kill you and your family.
Charlie Manson did.
Anecdotal evidence is not representative of a whole. islam is representative of the whole.
Then they're a pathetic bunch of satanists. Satan is a murderer.
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