Into the Devil’s Den and Back: An Introduction to the History and Magical System of Anton LaVey’s Church of Satan, Taught by Carl Abrahamsson, Beginning July 7

Into the Devil’s Den and Back: An Introduction to the History and Magical System of Anton LaVey’s Church of Satan, Taught by Carl Abrahamsson, Beginning July 7

from $150.00

Four Week Class Taught Online Via Zoom

Sunday, July 7 – July 28th
1-3 PM ET
$150 Paid Patreon Members / $175 General Admission

PLEASE NOTE: All classes will be recorded for those who cannot attend live

This class—taught by Carl Abrahamsson,Magister of the Church of Satan and author of the book Anton LaVey and the Church of Satan: Infernal Wisdom from the Devil’s Den—will present an introduction to the theory and practice of Anton LaVey’s philosophy and magic. Having founded the Church of Satan in 1966, and written the infamous The Satanic Bible in 1969, LaVey’s mind was filled not only with ancient diableries but also a vast amount of syncretisms stemming from his filtering of contemporary times, as well as the highly subjective and personal kinks and obsessions he explored and integrated. LaVey’s creative mind composed and codified a brand new kind of occultism he chose to call Satanism. This was not necessarily revolt against the monotheistic dogma of the ages but rather a celebration of a rebellious spirit that has existed in all human cultures and times —one of creativity, passion, anti-hypocrisy, magic, genuine culture, and a healthy sense of egotism.

In the class, we will go through LaVey’s history and sources of inspiration, as well as the many forms of magic he wove into the Church of Satan. And go through the impact he has had on popular culture. We will look at the history of Anton LaVey and the Church of Satan, Satanic Magic in theory, and Satanic magic in practice. We will also investigate a ”Satano-Gnosis” for the future.

After each presentation—which will including the use of images and film clips— we will encourage the assembled to participate in a discussion/Q & A.

Carl Abrahamsson is the author of the book Anton LaVey and the Church of Satan: Infernal Wisdom from the Devil’s Den (Inner Traditions, 2022), and the director of the documentary Anton LaVey: Into the Devil’s Den (Trapart Film, 2019). He has also written a number of books on Occultural topics, as well as works of fiction, as well as editing the magico-anthropological journal The Fenris Wolf (1989-present day). As a Magister of the Church of Satan, he has decades long experience of working with LaVey’s magical system in praxis. In this class, you will get a thorough insight into the diabolically creative mind of Anton LaVey, and into the expansive potential of the philosophical and magical system LaVey left to the world. After each class, there will be ample time to ask questions, discuss, and come to your own conclusions.

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