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Brimstone Symbol

To: alt.satanism
From: (Xeper)
Subject: Brimstone Symbol
Date: 05 Jan 1999 19:19:16 GMT

In article <>,
leohtfera@aol.comX8X wrote:

>>In LaVey's Satanic Bible, there is a symbol above the Nine Satanic
>>Statements: does anyone know the meaning associated with it?
>The only other place I have seen this symbol is a pendant in an occult
>magazine, in which it was listed as "Destroy/Confuse The Enemy."
>Past that, your guess is as good as mine.

It's the alchemical sign for "Brimstone". Other than this
decorative appearance in the _SB_, it also appeared on the
original C/S letterhead, but had no significance other than its
obviously traditional one.

The original Church made available for awhile a large selection
of custom-made baked enamel on brass amulets, among which
was a "Brimstone" one for people who felt like being more
subtle than the Baphomet.

Among the amulets was one for "Knowledge", which
had a cross-shaped design of thin lines, each encircled
with spirals. When I once asked Anton about the design,
he said that he had adapted it from TV-set "rabbit ears"
on the premise that anyone idiotic enough to buy an
amulet to obtain knowledge instead of going out and
studying for it was only suited for sitting in front of a
TV set and having his mind stuffed by it, hence the
C/S was just giving the amulet purchaser better reception.

Can't argue with *that* logic! :-)

Long after this ASLV design ceased to be sold within
the Church, it continued to exist as uncredited, pirated
amulets (the gold, potmetal kind) sold in occult shops.
I think it's still widely available today, and still probably
sold to many knowledge-hungry people who wonder
why their TV pictures are suddenly sharper. Black Magic
strikes again!

Michael A. Aquino, Ph.D.

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