Satanism celebrates the self, so one’s own birthday is held as the most important holiday.Satanists also sometimes celebrate the nights of Walpurgisnacht (April 30-May 1) and Halloween (October 31-November 1).Satanists do not worship an Antichrist, or any other deity.
There’s nothing involving black magic or eating the heart of your victims. “Portly Warlocks shouldn’t wear tight T-shirts or horizontal stripes,” Johnson writes in one chapter. But if you look at the Church of Satan’s doctrine and our philosophy, it has nothing to do with evil. It’s what most people are thinking anyway but won’t admit. Women are a lot smarter than men are, we all know that.It encourages individualism, hedonism, materialism, ego, personal initiative, self-worth, and self-determinism. ” It exalts the self and rejects the self-denying lessons of society.To the La Veyan Satanist, Satan is a myth, just like God and other deities. It represents all of those things within our natures that outsiders might tell us is dirty and unacceptable. Finally, Satan represents rebellion, just as Satan rebelled against God in Christianity.This belief system is often referred to by Satanists and other Western esoterics as the "Left-Hand Path", in contrast to the "Right-Hand Path" of the Abrahamic religions and the moral systems derived from them, both religious and secular.The term "Left-Hand Path" was first coined by Helena Blavatsky, who in turn derived the idea from the Hindu concept of vamachara, "left-handed philosophy", which described heterodox spiritual practices that violated the status quo.