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Compassionate Satanism: An Introduction to Modern Satanic Practice by Lilith Starr



Discover the benefits of nontheistic Satanism, the dynamic religion taking the world by storm! Get started with this comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to modern Satanic practice by an experienced Satanic insider.
Drawing on her years of leadership in The Satanic Temple (now with over 300,000 members worldwide), award-winning author Lilith Starr demystifies the rapidly-growing Satanic religion based on compassion, reason, and justice and provides a clear road map for building Satanic practice. Learn to tap into your own power, create your own unique, meaningful religious practice, stand up against tyranny and oppression, and find a supportive Satanic community that accepts you just as you are. With a Foreword by Lucien Greaves, Co-Founder of The Satanic Temple. Learn about:

  • The benefits of religion without superstition
  • The narrative of Satan as revolutionary hero
  • The Seven Tenets' system of humanitarian ethics
  • Reclaiming the power of the Outcast
  • The origin and meaning of Satanic symbols
  • The role of nontheistic Satanic ritual (and how to create your own rituals)
  • Developing self-compassion and self-empowerment
  • Coming out to friends and family as a Satanist
  • Taking action against tyranny and injustice
  • Finding your local Satanic community

This extensive guide to modern Satanism also includes a collection of Satanic ritual scripts, a number of in-depth interviews with practicing Satanists, and a section on Satanic holidays. Perfect for beginners and Satanic sophisticates alike!

Award-winning author Lilith Starr writes about modern nontheistic Satanism. Her first book, The Happy Satanist: Finding Self-Empowerment, is part of The Satanic Temple's Recommended Reading list. Her second book, Compassionate Satanism: An Introduction to Modern Satanic Practice, is the first comprehensive guide to modern Satanism by a Satanic insider. In 2020, she was awarded The Satanic Temple's first Anatole France Literary Excellence Award. Starr holds a B.A. with honors in English from Harvard University and an M.A. in Journalism from Stanford University

Starr currently serves as an official Minister of Satan, ordained by The Satanic Temple and legally empowered to perform weddings, funerals, and Satanic rituals like the Unbaptism.
In addition, Starr is a pioneer in Satanic leadership and community-building; in 2014, she founded the Satanic Temple of Seattle, one of the Satanic Temple's first five congregations, and her writings on Satanic community have helped many other congregations get their start as well. She lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband and fellow Satanist Uruk Black.

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