Inasmuch as I’ve gotten the impression that actual engagement in esoteric practices may be unusual among people who identify as Satanists, despite this element being present in the writings of LaVey and other authors, I thought making this aspect of the religion better understood to people who may have no familiarity with it might be an interesting challenge to take on.
Esoteric practices that I think a case can be made for in Satanism include the following:
As this list may imply, what I am here terming “esoteric practices” includes what I have elsewhere called “ritual practice,” but I’m adopting the former in this case as a better umbrella term than the latter when it comes to covering the full range of practices I want to discuss.
This is a big enough topic to constitute multiple entries, so I’ll cover only one area of practice at a time, starting with meditation:
- Aims of meditation
- Benefits of meditation & potential clash with Satanism
- Why Satanists might value a degree of world withdrawal
- Why self-control and self-discipline are essential in Satanism
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