“What is Satanic” and art in Detroit…

I’ve posted a short excerpt from my lecture on Wednesday, and made a post on Underworld Amusements. Please go there to view the video and see a few related photos.

Here I will post  a few photos from the Detroit Institute of Arts. I was very impressed with the collection, and was able to spend quite a few hours there yesterday. I had used up nearly all of my 16 gig memory card with video from the lecture, so I was using my backup 1 gig card forcing me to be very selective in taking photos. Either way, these are some of the works that I wanted to look at again when I got home….

THE GREAT SATAN – Kevin I. Slaughter lecturing at WSU Nov. 16th

I will be speaking at Wayne State University on Wed. November 16th, for their Separation of Church and State Week, sponsored by the Secular Student Alliance.
The given title of my lecture is “THE GREAT SATAN: Satanism is the most American Religion”, and I will be discussing Satanism and the fight against puritanism.

It is FREE and open to the public.

NPI Conference – “Towards a New Nationalism” – Photos

The conference was great, but a long day. I know they’ll be posting videos of the conference, for a small fee if I’m not mistaken, at NPItv.com.

The titles of the talks from the website, I’ve added links to personal pages or most relavant, then a link to their book, if available:

Sam Dickson — The Idea and the Ideal of the Ethnostate
Alex Kurtagić — Masters of the Universe – Mister
Keith Preston — Mass Immigration and Totalitarian Humanism
Byron Roth — Multiculturalism and Ethnic Activism – The Perils of Diversity
Richard Spencer — Why HBD is Necessary
Tomislav Sunić — Prospects for a Real Nationalist Right in America – Against Democracy and Equality
James Edwards – Obama and the “R Word” – Racism Schmacism
Jared Taylor – White Identity: Why We Need ItWhite Identity

I had the best seat in the house, though I was only able to move once to get a different angle. Here are a few select photos from the NPI Conference…

Richard Spencer
Richard Spencer, host and Executive Director of the National Policy Institute
Keith Preston of AttackTheSystem.com
Byron Roth, author of "The Perils of Diversity"

 

 

Matt Parrot, James Edwards, Jared Taylor and Richard Spencer
James Edwards and Jared Taylor
James Edwards of The Political Cesspool radio show
Jared Taylor of AmRen.com and author of "White Identity"
Tomislav Sunic, who has written a number of books and hosts a great podcast
Sam Dickson, notorious lawyer and speaker.
Sam Dickson, lawyer and speaker.

 

 

Satanism as Weltanschauung, a lecture in 9 parts (plus Q&A bonus)

I’m pleased to release the video of a lecture given on March 1st of this year when I was invited to speak on the topic of Satanism for a class at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Filmed in HD and edited to include quite a few graphics not presented in the original lecture, I’m pleased with the outcome and hope that for those already familiar with Satanism there is enough to still keep you interested and possibly entertained.

Embedded below is a playlist of all 9 videos, to play without interruption.

Below are two parts of the Q&A session that followed:

If you enjoyed the lecture and would like to make a voluntary monetary donation, please do so below:

Satanism as Weltanschauung

Ch. 1 “Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself…”

Rev. Kevin I. Slaughter introduces himself and gives a short biographical background to establish his long-held interest in Satanism explicitly, but also the occult or hidden aspects of culture.

Ch. 2 “A Brief Overview of Satanism”

Rev. Slaughter gives a very brief overview of Satanism, what a Satanist is, and how it is viewed by society.

Ch. 3 “The Satanic Bible”

Rev. Slaughter discusses the first High Priest of the Church of Satan’s book “The Satanic Bible”. He reads “The Nine Satanic Statements” and other pertinent selections from it.

Ch. 4 “The Satanic Scriptures”

Rev. Slaughter discusses the current High Priest of the Church of Satan’s book “The Satanic Scriptures”. He reads pertinent selections from it.

Ch. 5 “Egalité vs. Hierarchy”

The natural world is stratified, the weak, slow and stupid tend to be worse for wear. The smart, quick and strong tend to have a better time of it. In the animal kingdom, the world that we exist in, it is eat or be eaten.

Rev. Slaughter makes reference to Kurt Vonnegut’s “Harrison Bergeron”, and reads an excerpt from Theodore Dalrymple’s book “Life at the Bottom”.

Ch. 6 “Lex Satanicus”

Satanism takes few overtly political positions, and there is absolutely no affiliation between the Church any political party. The Satanic philosophy positions itself as a third side, rejecting the simplistic dichotomies of good vs. evil, republican vs. democrat, liberal and conservative. The one position most clearly associated with politics is Lex Talionis.

Ch. 7 “Magic”

Magic, in the Satanic sense, is not about shooting fireballs or riding on broomsticks, we do not have “spells” that guarantee sex or death – the two things people always seem to want a spell for. When the Satanist performs greater magic, it is an emotional psychodrama, intended to charge the participant with a specific feeling or to put him in a specific emotional state. It’s made clear in the writings that Greater Magic is an emotional working as opposed to intellectual. Like the power of a masterfully written book or piece of music has, this productive fiction is useful and possibly necessary to the human animal.

Ch. 8 “A Few Unkind Words…”

In this part of the lecture Kevin discusses Christian Child Abuse, a blog that collects stories about pedophile priests. He discusses religiously motivated atrocities committed by Islam and Judaism in the name of their religion and accepted by their communities.

The website is found at http://christianchildabuse.blogspot.com

Ch. 9 “Love”

Satanism isn’t merely a reactionary stance, it is about knowing ones self and building real relationships with worthy people. Rev. Slaughter recites a poem titled “Love” that was written by freethinker Robert Greene Ingersoll, to illustrate this and other points in the Satanic worldview.

Kevin has participated in two oratory contests where contestants read their choice of Ingersoll’s work, and won first place in 2010. The video can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8UPNFcnYIM

Rev. Slaughter is an official representative of the Church of Satan. More information can be found on the website http://www.churchofsatan.com

Filmed and edited by Kevin I. Slaughter for Underworld Amusements: http://www.underworldamusements.com

Music composed and performed by Michaelanthony Mitchell

audio Q&A from Satanism lecture…

The Q&A portion of the lecture that the “Lex Talionis” video is a part of. This is audio only and about 20mins. I step out of frame in the video, so I need to know if this is interesting enough that I should add stills to it and put it on YouTube with the video of the lecture (whenever that gets done).

SatanTalkMultitrack-Q&A MixdownRough

Ayaan Hirsi Ali at JHU in Baltimore, April 5th, 2011

(crossposted from my post at Secular Perspectives)

Last night my wife and I attended the talk given by Ayaan Hirsi Ali at Johns Hopkins University for their Foreign Affairs Symposium series.

We brought a copy of Infidel in case she would be signing books, and though the announced she would at the beginning of the talk, at the end they cancelled it.
The talk was enjoyable, though slow to start, and she is generally soft spoken and showed a sense of humor at times. The auditorium at Mudd Hall was pretty packed, and she received a rather nice round of applause at the beginning and end. I saw a few atheists from the local community, and stopped Bill Creasy from the Baltimore Secular Humanists to say hello as I was packing my camera up by the exit.
At points, I saw my wife daubing tears from the corners of her eyes, and others a large smile on her face. In the Q&A part, one Jew (two people who stepped up to the mic made sue to identify themselves as such, so I use their identification) made some rambling statement about god, the torah and Ayaan “trying to make believers reject god”. Her reply began “First of all, I find god to be very boring.” to which my wife burst out in uncontrollable clapping. Ayaan took pause, smiled and thanked her (and the few others that joined in).
Another questioner, who stuck in my craw, decided to try to take a smarmy potshot at Ayaan. In her talk, she stressed the importance of questioning things, and he said “Given the theme of your talk, I want to know what things you’ve been hesitant to question at your place of employment?” He was referring to the conservative think-tank American Enterprise Institute. It wasn’t even a real question, it was a childish political swipe… he might as well have stood up and said “I’m a liberal, I don’t like conservatives.” Then adjusted his diaper and sat back down.
Her answer was terrific, starting with “I have never hesitated to question anything.” The day she joined, at lunch, she asked “Is it a problem that I believe that homosexuals should be able to marry?
No.” was the response.
That same response was given when she stated she believed in euthanasia and a woman’s right to have an abortion.
“Those are all fine, they are your beliefs.” her fellows said.
“Then what am I supposed to believe?” she jokingly asked.
The questioner, not satisfied, decided that if she hadn’t hesitated before, that he needed to tell her not to hesitate in the future. His hatred for the conservatives at the think-tank seemingly taking precedence over.. oh, I dunno, discussing women’s rights in Islam – the topic of the conversation.

All the the quotes above are from memory, as I did not record the event.

I just recently purchased a new camera, and tried not to be annoying while taking photos. There was a professional there, and others, so I didn’t feel it was out of line.