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Happy Satanist: Finding Self-Empowerment by Lilith Starr



From Harvard to heroin and back to wellness: these essays chronicle Lilith Starr's inspiring story of recovery and healing in the face of insurmountable odds. In the philosophy of Satanism, she finally found the inner strength needed to beat a lifetime of addiction and depression. Now she shares the secrets she learned on her Satanic journey back to well-being. Discover the positive, life-changing power of atheistic Satanism for yourself! Learn the truth behind the common misconceptions about Satanism, and how to tap into the deep reservoir of personal power we all have inside.

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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