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02: Views on Satanism: Neopagan

To: alt.satanism
From: (Balanone)
Subject: 02:Re: Views on Satanism: Neopagan (LONG Correspondence Otter/me)
Date: 30 Sep 94 11:18:58 -

On 28 Sep 1994 23:28:09 GMT
tyagi mordred nagasiva wrote re:
Views on Satanism: Neopagan (LONG Correspondence Otter/me)

Otter Zell stated, and tyagi responded,

OZ> One of our members used to be a member of the Temple of
OZ> Set's Circle of Nine. He quit ten years ago when Michael
OZ> Aquino presented his new agenda: to infiltrate and
OZ> redirect the emerging Pagan movement onto a more Satanic
OZ> pathway. Perhaps I will have him tell his story, and 
OZ> expose this Setian agenda so we can all get a real good
OZ> look at what is really going on here.

tmn> Very interesting. Thank you for telling me of this. Have
tmn> you actually spoken with Mr. Aquino about it as well? How
tmn> can a diverse and healthy network be 'infiltrated'? 
tmn> Networks are decentralized power-structures. To suggest that
tmn> it might be 'infiltrated' implies that there is a very
tmn> clearly defined organization. If Neopaganism is a network,
tmn> what could 'infiltration' mean?

Having been in the Temple of Set for close to 20 years
now, I can unequivocally state that there is no plan or
action directed toward the infiltration or redirection of
Paganism. If there were, I'd have seen it.

About ten years ago there was a major upheaval within
the Temple of Set, apparently caused by some people
more interested in politics and power games within the
organization than in Initiation. Many people left at that
time, some from disenchantment, some in anger, some
because their political plans had been spoiled.

My guess is that OZ got this tale from someone who used
that story to get on OZ's good side, knowing his dislike or
hatred for anything to do with the Temple of Set. Again,
there's nothing to it -- there is no such agenda, plan, or


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