Aleister Crowley was an aristocratic madman who sacrificed hundreds of children to Satan and was banished from Italy. I don’t think there is any question of the profoundly negative influence his work “Magick” had on the elites of his period and which has subsisted through government actions through to today. If you’ve ever seen one of those Italian sadistic films (I saw one in an arts class at Concordia University) where young children are imprisoned as sex slaves, and forced to perform all kinds of sadistic sex acts – and are shot if they try to escape – then you know where this stuff comes from.
I’m getting some ridiculous answers like:
– “In order to be a satanic you have to believe in Christianity” [satanism includes those who DON’T believe in Christianity]
– “satan is no more real than god, Pixies or Leprechauns Grow up.” [how can anyone just ignore these people who murder children and sacrificing them to satan; rape, promote violence, drugs, etc, so that’s perfectly natural to you???]
-“Most of the time these people are joking around and that doesn’t count as true intent” [i can’t think of anything more organized than a music industry that uses Crowley explicitly and implicitly]
– I’m not trying to incriminate you if you do practice Satanism, I actually think that’s fine if you do – just try to focus on the question and please stop the personal insults – it doesn’t help answer the question.
Im quite a skeptic, but recently it cant be denied that there are references to the occult and masonic ceremonies in music videos, even though I wanted to fob them off ..
as for satan, the root of the word devil isnt that slanderer or opposer.. it can simply mean opposition to the authority of the church. some feel that the satanistic practices were invented as tales by the church to create a fear of satanists who were in fact just scientific opposers.
down the line when there was a revival of satanism, the followers adopted the practices coined by the church and this is where modern day satanic rituals come from..
but this is all conjecture on my part,
I have to admit though, there is some odd symbolism out there if you look, and I dont look, but when its been pointed out to me I will deny as much as I can.. back play and so on.,. but once or twice yes, things are there.