Modern Satanism

Satanism can be regarded as spiritual, philosophical, and even symbolic. As such, the modern dark symbolism of our time is not just equal but even more relevant to the emotional response, the attitude and the atmosphere of Satanism.

Older does not mean better. On the contrary, the newer and more popular icons are much more recognizable, and can carry a much stronger emotional connection than traditional symbols.

Our Time. Our Symbols. Do not stagnate in tradition, but move forward and create new rituals, symbols and customs that have meaning and significance for today’s Satanists.

Challenge & Decide

The Libertines and The Exemplars of the Modern Church of Satan should never be guilty of the First Satanic Sin – Stupidity.

We should be the great minds and free thinkers of our generation.

The Modern Satanist should never accept another’s spoken or written word as truth until it is properly evaluated, tested, and found to be useful to the individual’s will and self-discovery. This includes the tenets of The Satanic Bible, as well as the philosophy and very writings of the Modern Church of Satan. You evaluate everything and then decide for yourself what is of value or has meaning to you.


The Modern Church of Satan

It has been claimed that on the last night of April, 1966 - Walpurgisnacht, the most important festival for practioners of witchcraft, Anton Szandor LaVey announced the formation of The Church Of Satan. He had seen the need for a church that would recapture the body and carnal desires as objects of celebration.

“On the Witching Hour of June 6, 06, (6/6/6), Satanism evolved to meet the needs of the next generation walking the Left-Hand Path: The Modern Church of Satan was founded. We are the New Gods. We are the New Devils. We are the next progression of Satanists.” ~ The Modern Church of Satan

The Modern Church of Satan was founded to provide a church, an organization, a community, and an intellectual collective for the evolved members of the Satanic religion within the modern world. We are the strength and the energy of the next generation, exploiting the potential of the cyber age. Regardless of age, the members of the MCoS are not interested in the petty turf wars, antiquated traditions, internal politics, and rhetorical or grammatical debates on interpretations of Satanism. We are only interested in that which truly matters: our life and the pursuit of our Satanic goals.

The members of the MCoS seek to uphold a noble and dignified version of the Satanic Philosophy, one which may be respected within our respective societies. We are victorious in life, accomplished in our pursuits, and hell-bent in the quest for our true purpose and earthly desires. Our life is ours alone and we embrace each day with excellence and verve.


“Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends, fads, and popular opinion.” ~ Jack Kerouac

Carpe Noctem!

The most important virtue in Satanism is the enjoyment of life. You are God. This is your world and so everyone and everything in it has been placed here for your own enjoyment.

"In order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice.” ~ Marquis De Sade


Why is it that so many self-proclaimed Satanists dress in black, wear a ten dollar silk-screened t-shirt purchased at the mall’s heavy-metal store, skulk in the corner, and are unable to hold a normal, amicable / social conversation? Is this the true representation of Satanism?


Not in the Modern Church of Satan! We have one opportunity to take everything that life and the world have to offer. The Modern Satanist is out in the world, living life to the fullest.


Sucking the Marrow from the Bones of Life!

This world and all of the people, animals, and objects that inhabit it, with all of their complexity and varied splendor, are all here for our purpose: our amusement, our will, and our appreciation. This is why we refuse to skulk, and take great enjoyment in life. We firmly embrace the "seven deadly sins" and believe that pride leads us to dress well, and that lust causes us to flirt. Satanists create their own destiny, so smile, laugh, sing and dance if you are one of us!

“The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.”
~ Henry Miller

As Modern Satanists we understand that the only power anyone has over us is the power that we give them. In the end, we alone are in control of our own happiness and personal fulfillment. The Modern Satanist understands that their one life is for living, not self-sacrifice. Go out and do that which you would most like to do. Picture your ideal life and then go out and live it. Dress how you wish to dress. Act how you wish to act. Be that which you want to be. Live fully. Love deeply. Laugh until it hurts. Carpe Diem, Carpe Noctem, Seize the World and ‘Suck the marrow from the bones of life’. The Devil belongs to us now!

“It is not length of life, but depth of life.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson