“What Does Satanism Mean To You?” – New Short Documentary

I’m very pleased to announce an reveal a new short documentary film. Running about 7 minutes. Go full screen, it’s HD!

As a guest at the Black House, the home of the Church of Satan, I filmed an interview with Peter H. Gilmore. They were having a party later that evening and I requested to speak to any attendees that would answer a rather simple, but open ended question.
All of the interviewees self-identified as Satanists, but many had never spoken about it publicly.
The question was “What does Satanism mean to you?”, and this video distills the answers given to a larger narrative that covers many different facets of why someone would identify with such a taboo philosophy.
What has resulted is in stark contrast to most documentaries on Satanism that stress the more lurid or shocking elements. Here, instead, is a rather intimate but unrestrained portrait.

9sense – Peter H. Gilmore, High Priest of the Church of Satan, Walpurgisnacht XLVII A.S.

Adam Campbell of the 9sense podcast interviews High Priest of the Church of Satan Peter H. Gilmore.

Walpurgisnacht XLVII A.S. – Adam conducts a candid, personal conversation with Magus Gilmore about himself, the early days of the Church of Satan, and the future… Ending with a huge announcement for Las Escrituras Satanicas, the Spanish language edition of Gilmore’s 2007 book The Satanic Scriptures.

More information can be found at http://www.LasEscriturasSatanicas.com

Originally an audio only podcast, Underworld Amusements received permission to produce a YouTube formatted version with graphics and titles.

New vlog series “Stay Down Here”…(UPDATED)

Hey, I haven’t blogged here in a month! Really, traffic here is slow and I get so much more feedback/response on Facebook. I’m not so keen on the idea, but it’s slog around here relatively alone or focus on where the action is. Part of the reason is also that I’ve been engaged with freelance and Underworld Amusements work, so there hasn’t been much “personal” to post.
Anyway, instead of creating a new blog here for episode #2 (when I have done that at the UA site), I figured I’d just tack the new video on here and write this preface.
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I hope to do this once a month. I believe that one of the reasons I have had trouble building a larger audience with the podcast is that it just wasn’t consistent enough. That’s how it is with most of what I do. I just don’t conform well to a set schedule. BUT, I’m going to give it a swing and we’ll see if I can do a short every month without wearing out my welcome. I’ll be posting future episodes over at the Underworld Amusement sites, but wanted to repost here to help get the word out.

Thanks for those who’ve shared and “liked” it so far. More and better to come…

EPISODE 002!

Kevin I. Slaughter interview with VASCA Radio

I’m on two shows running on RFS at once! Tired of hearing my voice yet? VASCA Radio has just released a new episode featuring an interview I did with the two hosts. We had a hell of a time with technical problems, and this was basically the third attempt, but I think it was the best of the three and worked out for the best. I haven’t listened to how it was edited down yet, but I know we spoke for quite a while.

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VASCA Radio is hosted by Citizen Prometheus and Warlock Tier Instinct. VASCA Radio features the artistic endeavors ofthe hosts and welcome guests that use the VASCA in their platforms.VASCA Radio features pranks, practical jokes, current events, music, and brief one on one commentary with guests and friends of the hosts. You are listening to VASCA Radio!

Week of December 26, 2011 | Episode 13

End of the year episode. Prometheus employs the V.A.S.C.A. and targets product starved holiday shoppers who hide behind the veil of religious holiday during the current events segment. VASCA Radio proudly welcomes, Reverend Kevin I. Slaughter. We discuss his current lectures and seek out his opinions on various topics. Musical guest and V.A.S.C.A. Agent combined; making his second appearance on VASCA Radio is, Citizen Slesk. He has a secret to share regarding sermo iii and he does just that during the interview. We play his sermo iii track, Shining Trapezohedron. Pranks, movie review and track selections from your hosts personal material all await inside this full episode that is a download must.

ALSO:

If you use YouTube, subscribe to the new “StayDownHere” channel by Underworld Amusements. Even if you know you’ll see the videos posted elsewhere, your subscription ON YouTube helps them recommend the channel to others. Here’s the description I’ve written up to let you know what it’s all about:

This is a channel to post more casual and behind-the-scenes videos from Underworld Amusements.
The Underworld Amusements channel will feature “finished” and featured promotional videos, whereas “Stay Down Here” will feature some vlogging and pieces that don’t have the polish or importance for the other channel.
We will also shoot some behind-the-scenes clips to show how out production is going on various projects.
The name “Stay Down Here” comes from the Irving Berlin song where Satan tells his son to stay in Hell, rather than go up to the Earth’s surface, because humans are so dumb and violent.

I know the channel is looking awful empty now, but that will be changing soon enough!

Rev. Slaughter on the “Billy Madison Show” 99.5 KISS 12-14-11

After High Priest of the Church of Satan Peter H. Gilmore was contacted by TMZ to comment on Christian football player Tim Tebow, various media outlets were wanting to jump on the bandwagon and get a Satanist on air.
As a media representative, it’s part of the responsibility I’ve taken on to do these kinds of things.
A the program director for “The Billy Madison Show”, out of San Antonio, Texas, contacted us for a spot on their morning show.
All in all, it was as expected, the hosts were shallow and ignorant of Satanism, though I’d sent them some of the basic documents beforehand. They want ratings, not sincere debate, so they constantly projected their own fantasies onto me, even ignoring points I’d just made seconds beforehand.

I’ve made a number of annotations to the YouTube video version, hopefully they’ll pop up as it plays. You might have to maximize it.

The audio is available on soundcloud.

City Council must approve your “meeting” if you talk about the city at dinner with your family… (update)

I was skeptical through the first half… “what am I not being told”, but then they interviewed the city council member and I though “oh, okay, that seems to be the real story here”.

Maybe I’m still missing something, but I’m hard pressed to imagine it will be a fact that makes me think this is not egregiously stupid and unconstitutionally intrusive.

The New York Times:

The City Council adopted an ordinance last week making it illegal to form any kind of group without its permission…

Even by the standards of small-town dramas, Gould’s situation is bleak. The town faces nearly $300,000 in unpaid taxes, and there have been frequent clashes among the mayor [Earnest Nash Jr.], the advisory group [Gould Citizens Advisory Council] and the City Council over how to repay it. Those clashes — and a perception by the City Council that the citizens’ group is seeking too much influence — led to the ban on new organizations.

 

New video:

This video says one ordinance is about groups at a city owned meeting hall, and another about the mayor meeting with groups without the Council’s permission.

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