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Posted in Religion & Philosophy Series Sin-Positive

#8 The “Sin Positive,” Series: 7 Deadly Sins and the 7 (14?) Heavenly/Holy virtues.

The language of ideas constantly changes and adapts to help us understand the world around us. Labels become more or less useful. For example, modern, romantic Satanism is sometimes described as a careful dance of both hedonism and altruism. “Sin Positive,” is one of those fun phrases that is both self explanatory and open ended enough to prompt a discussion…

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Posted in Books Religion & Philosophy Series

#5 Book Review: The Revolt Of The Angels (1914) by Anatole France

This morning I am at my day job, unable to focus yet, because last night I finally finished what will now be known as my favorite book. It took me a considerable time to finish the book, which I first received at the end of May 2018, as a birthday gift. I read about ¾ of the way through it,…

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Posted in Personal Satanism Shit That Matters

#1. Sin-Positive, Satanic Self Care & Lifestyle Blog

Welcome! We have so much to unpack, here, and I will dive right in. This is a personal blog, written by a self-identified atheistic Satanist (hi! My name is Venita!), and I intend to cover topics everywhere from lifestyle and self care in the context of modern, romantic satanism, to interviewing wonderful people in the satanic community, and what I’m…

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Posted in Religion & Philosophy Satanism Uncategorized

#10 Can Literature Be Canon If It’s Not Sacred Or Literal?

Can Literature Be Canon If It’s Not Sacred Or Literal? Under the page “Learn,” The Satanic Temple’s website lists Canon literature as well as The Satanic Temple Library- Further Reading, which is a suggested reading list that includes primary reading, sections on Literary Satanism, History of Satanism, Satanism Today, and related topics as well as books regarding theocracy. The Satanic…

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Posted in Personal Satanism

#9 Love Potion & Self Love Ritual

Love Potion & Self Love Ritual This “love potion,” is an alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink which is planned, mixed and decorated with intent. The Self Love Ritual is designed to inspire affirmative and validating thought processing regarding loving and appreciating yourself. This concoction will not create supernatural magic, but it does make a great activity for small groups. This is…

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Posted in Personal Shit That Matters

#7 Grey Faction: Fighting Pseudoscience in Mental Health

“Beliefs should conform to one’s best scientific understanding of the world. One should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit one’s beliefs” – The 5th Tenet of The Satanic Temple. Let’s talk about superstition and mental healthcare. WithImagine for a moment: meetings of professional psychiatrists and therapists who are highly religious and highly paranoid, who cannot help but…

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Posted in News Personal

#6 Introducing My Wish List, and Why Sex Workers Use Them

In today’s news at Go Hail Yourself, I received my very first gift from a fan/follower/friend, from my Amazon Wish List. This gift was originally part of a decor set, but opening my mail today to see only the trash can was absolutely hilarious and I laughed for a good ten minutes. I then found a wonderful use for my…

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Posted in Personal Satanism

#4 Satanism & The Holidays at Go Hail Yourself

I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season! Today, I won’t be getting into history or philosophy or talking about the pagan origins of Christmas. I’m just going to blog about my personal views of the holidays, and how I reconcile that with Satanism. I acknowledge Christmas, Yule, Saturnalia, Winter Solstice, etc., all equally. I have family members…

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Posted in Religion & Philosophy Satanism

#3. Is Modern Satanism Anti-Theistic, or Anti-Christian?

Why Satanism? Aren’t you just anti-Christian or Atheist? I point you right away to an article that helped me to understand and formulate my own thoughts on this topic, on For Infernal Use Only called Why I’m a Satanist in Our Abrahamic Cultural Mythology  One of the first steps that I took to recognize that difference between being anti-theism or anti-Christianity,…

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Posted in Religion & Philosophy Satanism

#2. Understanding Non-theistic Religion: A Summary

“Satanism isn’t a real religion because Satan isn’t real.” “If you don’t believe in Satan, what do you believe in?” “Atheists can’t have religion, that makes no sense.” “Satanism is just a prank, mocking Christianity.” These are all things that I hear and see from the general public whenever I, or someone else, discusses the personal identity of Satanism. As…

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