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The Order of K@os Under Satan

[This FAQ is not connected with any other alt.satanism FAQ, and the Order 
 of K@s completely supports the diversity of any other such FAQ, though we
 do feel that this is a far more infernal work than the rest.  ;>]



Q: What is Satanism?
        Caveat (emptor? :>)
        Martyrdom and Morality
        The Tool of Language -- a Weapon of the Literati
Q: Isn't martyrdom an insult to Satanists?  
Q: Do we have to die to be a martyr?  How does one join the GMC?
Q: Are you saying that all Satanists have to sacrifice themselves?
Q: Do Satanists actually worship an evil god?
Q: Then do you *really* serve Satan?
Q: Why do you identify with such a negative force?
Q: Didn't God create Satan?
Q: C'mon, what *is* Satanism?  What are its religious rules? 
Q: Why do so many Satanists seem to be merely 'anti-Christians'?
Q: So is Satanism a part of Christianity or not? 
Q: Why are Satanists so egotistical?  Aren't they all reactionaries
        following leaders who want them to be their slaves?
Q: What do Satanists believe, then?  Why do they have to be anti-social?
Q: Do certain beliefs keep one from being a member of the GMC?  
        What about Science?
Q: What is to be gained from Satanism and nonbelief?
Q: Is the GMC solely a Western cult?
Q: Why can't you tell us more?  How can we recognize members of the GMC?

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Definition is the first stage of the corruption of the GMC.  As we offer to
define it, so does it pass into another form.  We know that this may sound 
quite evasive, but the GMC *IS* evasive.  It is the manifestation of the 
unconscious mind of our society.  The more we attempt to understand it, 
the more it becomes impossible for us to understand.  It is the equivalent 
of the Buddhist sunyata, which we can never quantify, yet it has an 
everlasting quality of presence.

The following is a document we concocted from a number of exchanges we had
with fellow Satanists in alt.satanism.  Please excuse its very rough form.
We've just compiled a dozen or two posts and tried to make a coherent whole
out of it.  It is presented as a dialectic, with the preliminary theory
following the first question.

Q: What is Satanism?

Caveat (emptor? :>)

I cannot speak for everyone, just as a Buddhist and Christian can only 
describe what their religion is TO THEM, so I am here only speaking of mine.
Satanism is in its formative social stages at this time, given shape by 
many small groups and individuals.  The term varies within many social
organizations (compare 'Witch') and so is impossible to categorize in any 
absolute fashion.

There are many attempts right now to DEFINE Satanism so that it ceases 
to be an unknown.  Given this, one might say that the Order-based social 
organism is attempting to infiltrate and destroy this rebellious little 
faction by requiring self-identification.  Self-definition is the first 
step to co-opting a new social trend.  As I define Satanism for everyone 
I do it a disservice, so take this in the spirit in which it is meant - 
as a reflection of my experience and dreams.   It in no way describes an 
orderly ORGANIZATION, but a social trend, recurrently surfacing and 


Satanism is the latest in a long line of manifestations of the Cult of 
Martyrdom.  I'm not quite sure of its origins, but examples of it include 
Christianity and Witchcraft/Wicca.  Long ago these latter religions were
manifestations of the Great Martyrdom Cult, but over time they have been 
co-opted by the establishment into social indoctrination schemes.  Today 
Christianity and Wicca (this last is part of a conglomerate known to many 
as Neopaganism) are mixtures of honest mystical rebellion and conformist
religious cliques.

The GMC is an occult network of those whose minds are triggered by society
into a direct confrontation with the orthodox for the purposes of internal
coherence.  It surfaces with different names, at different times, and with
different 'philosophies', but always toward the same eventual endpoint: 
the resolution of internally inconsistent energies (internal to both the
social group and the individual).

An example:  Catholicism used to be a 'universal', inclusive movement, 
yet now it excludes by virtue of its extremity and its heirarchy.  It pins 
the badge of 'Satanist' upon those whose lives it finds compete with its
social, oppressive power, and it encourages persecution through its 

The GMC surfaces here in the guise of 'Satanist'.  It holds up the
Shadow of Yahweh to the conscious mind of Catholicism and espouses only
the most extreme forms of individualism.  Catholicism must face its Shadow
to some extent, and those who are most vigilant in confronting the hypocrisy
are quite often killed (I think that the 'Inquisition' was largely a reaction
to a particular GMC success).  

Note that there is more than one way to 'kill' a member of the GMC.  
Here a few possibilities:

1) Out and out crucifiction (pun intended)

2) Co-opting the images/language/memory of the martyr

3) Adopting the names and appearances of having 'converted', yet simply
        continuing the same oppression under a new name.

Essentially what the GMC comes down to is practicing my spirituality
in such a way as to bring up the repressed unconscious energies of the
culture in which I live.  This often involves focussing upon certain
'unpopular' deity-images, doing 'taboo' things and sometimes bringing
the 'hidden' practices out into the public eye.

'Satan' derives from the word 'Shaitan', which means, roughly, 'opponent'
or 'adversary'.  When someone engages energies which are in some way
contradictory to our path, they become our 'Satan'.  Such a person is
seen in different ways by different people.

Some wish to rid themselves of this entity, vacating the office until
another entity comes along.   For some, Satan is also an ally/guardian, 
in that She safeguards very important energies of consciousness and,
if appropriately challenged, will yield this resource.

In this way some adherents of the GMC become 'martyrs', or those who are
killed while practicing what they know to be their religious path.  If
these unconscious energies are released too quickly or in too explosive
a fashion, they can backlash and kill the mage, as with Jesus the Christ.
In the case of Christ, however, this martyrdom was part of his formula,
and his cult therefore carried on beyond his life, irrepressably.

The germinal form of the Great Martyrdom Cult (GMC) is what I call
The Heretics.  Satanists can be converted by a 'Church of Satan', but

it'll take a while to co-opt 'Heretics', since 'heretics' oppose all
doctrines and organizations, PERIOD.  I tend to see the GMC as composed
of 'agnostics' and 'anarchists'.  These are the Scientific and Political 
cultists, respectively.  The difference between these and nihilists is
that the former are not so much proposing an alternative as opposing
the oppression of the establishment for the health of all (and sometimes
for our own greater glory!).

There are different stages that the Cult's forms undergo from the
time which they resurface until they are completely co-opted.
One of the first steps is the infiltration of their number with what
are today called 'white-light bambis', who no more have an understanding
of what magick and social transformation are than does today's
average college student understand political activism.

A Satanist tends to oppose all authority that conflicts with hir will.  
The only variable is whether this opposition is active or passive.  Heretics 
intentionally adopt labels which the orthodoxy DEFINES as heretical (before
or after the fact) and they then associate with counter-cultural images.

Satanism presupposes resisting or opposing that orthodoxy.  Satanism also
seems to include self-promotion, sometimes at the expense of others.
This is precisely what the Satanist is doing with respect to society.
The Satanist BECOMES the Demon which the oppressive Orthodoxy begins
to summon in its ignorance.  The Satanist simply attempts to manifest
the repressed energies.  Sometimes this can result in nasty powder-
burns, however.  ;>

The Satanist BECOMES an image which the orthodoxy abhors.  She behaves
AND speaks in ways which derive from the unconscious mind of the society in
which she lives - i.e. those energies which the society has repressed
are given expression in hir).  It ain't about shoving the Orthodoxy's
face in any 'facts', though it may include counter-propaganda.  It is a 
visceral, archetypal IMAGE which is portrayed in behavior and words.

Strict opposition and persecution includes many many people.  The GMC is
not that big.  Very few individuals are probably members.

Martyrdom and Morality

There are different ways to 'break from dogma'.  'Martyrdom' has a rather
particular meaning which does not always apply to those who are killed 
BECAUSE of what they say/do (e.g. sociopathic killers).

Nobody can get 'kicked out of the Cult' because the only way to escape 
the Cult is to DIE.  Rebels have MANY ways to resist oppression.  Martyrs 
have a particular path.  It is easier to resist the orthodox dogma and avoid
becoming a martyr.  It is difficult to resist until death regardless of who 
is watching.  However, being persecuted unto death is not necessarily 
martyrdom.  It may give RISE to martyrdom, but it is not the same thing.

My Bible (American Heritage Dictionary) says:

Martyr:  1. One who chooses to suffer death rather than renounce religious
principles.  2. A person who makes great sacrifices or suffers much in
order to further a belief, cause or principle.  3. A person who endures
great suffering....  4. A person who makes a great show of suffering in
order to arouse sympathy.

From the Greek, 'martus', witness.  <------- NOTE

When people object to my meaning, they are usually thinking of definition
#4 - a person who makes a show of suffering.  I mean that Satanists,
Witches, Christians, etc. have endured hardship BECAUSE of their identifica-
tion with the labels they use/d.  It is not about 'making a show'.  It is
about withstanding religious oppression in the pursuit of personal freedom.
The label 'Satanist' (i.e. adversarialist) comes closest to the direct
challenge of this oppressive characteristic of the Orthodoxy.  I'm sure
that it will also (as perhaps the Temple of Set has shown) be co-opted
and a new version of the GMC will keep the 'faith'.

We are talking about those people who use a sort of social judo upon 
the masses, those who hold a mirror (or more accurately, a picture of 
their deep selves) and march it down the throats of those in power.  
This usually results in those in power stripping them of this picture, 
displaying their fangs and BECOMING the picture to the detriment of the 
martyr.  All the martyr did was to live their life.  This happened not to 
fit in well with the popular psyche.  We're not talking 'sociopaths' here, 
we're talking social psychiatrists, or maybe 'social exorcists'.  :>

What MAKES a Christian/Witch/Satanist is hir individual power.  Resistance
to oppressive authority is what all of these at one time or another have
shared.  Just because modern Satanism has not been as corrupted as has what
is now called 'Christianity' doesn't make it of a different tradition in
regards the GMC.  There are yet elements of the Christian complex which
retain vestiges of the GMC's influence.

The Roman Catholic Church is not Christian, not in the sense of the Great
Martyrdom Cult.  The ORIGINAL Christians, the ones who were opposed by the 
Roman Pagans (yes, Pagans weren't nonviolent or nonoppressive) were
martyrs.  When the Romans co-opted the language and behaviors of these
martyrs (in effect, CALLING themselves Christian without adopting the
values/theories), then the Cult submerged.  They resurfaced in Europe
in response to the RC Church and called themselves 'Witches' (and
perhaps 'Satanists').  When this holocaust subsided, the Cult submerged
once more and has been recently resurfacing in the form of 'Witches',
and more often, 'Satanists' in response to the repressive Euro-American
Puritanism still rampant in our culture.

Let me put it another way.  The Great Martyrdom Cult is DYNAMIC.  It doesn't
maintain the same image/label/location.  It is INSIDIOUS.  It can never be
destroyed because it transcends conscious identification.  It is REBELLIOUS.
It takes on the face of the Great Enemy and plays out the energies that
have been repressed by the Orthodoxy.   

The Tool of Language -- a Weapon of the Literati

I agree that not all those who engage modern Satanism/Witchcraft are
martyrs.  That is not my point.  This Cult is very clever.  When its
expression begins to be corrupted by the Orthodoxy it assumes different
forms.  Language is the weapon of the literati and the literati are often 
the tools of the oppressive establishment.

I tend to use atypical definitions because I look to the word roots
and try to achieve the most comprehensive, effective meaning possible.
There are very good reasons for rejecting common associations of meaning.  
One of them is to attempt to broaden a discussion or create one.  Another 
good reason is to help new meanings grow.  We are speaking a LIVING language.

The entirety depends on the GOALS of the expression.  If our goals are 
to curb discussion, speculation, and arrive at a consensual truth, then the
'commonly accepted' meanings are very good for this.  If our goals are to
experiment, explore, challenge and inspire, then variations are necessary.
If they are to confound, confuse and obfuscate, then radical and complex
variations are in order.  I don't think any goal is better, overall, than

For example, I use the term 'Christian' in many senses.  Sometimes I use it 
in the sense that Christians are a part of the GMC, and I associate Witches
and Satanists in order to draw attention to the essential unity of these 
sects of the GMC through time and space. 

I sometimes use the term 'Christian' to mean 'one who participates in the
oppressive machine operated by the Orthodoxy.'  I would do this if I wished
to point out how the GMC in its Christian guise has been co-opted (even
if there are some within its ranks who continue to be martyrs - the focus
has now shifted to resisting the CHRISTIAN tradition as the orthodox).

I most often use this term in reference to MYSELF to mean 'Anointed One',
which roughly translates as 'Holy One' or 'Sacred One'.  Those who know 
themselves to be the Child of the Divine, the Sacred Regent who are, at 
some point, sacrificed upon the altar of Nature.  I use this definition 
when discussing the tradition with those who call people 'sinners' 
and tell the 'sinners' that we're all 'going to Hell'.

I sometimes use the term 'Christian' to mean 'one who places hirself
upon the Cross (an esoteric concept) as a martyr unto God'.  This is often
how I associate Christians, Satanists and Witches within or without the
GMC.  I am referring to this when I say that Satanists and Witches are 

As far as 'the GMC' is concerned, there is no built-in morality in these terms.
To be sure, the very strong use of the term 'martyr' by Christian theologians 
in a moral light has sullied its use, but not beyond repair or redress.

I use it in its secular meaning - one who chooses death rather
than abandon hir spirituality.  Neither is the word 'cult' moral in
in any way.  Again, the term is stigmatized by accusatory abuse.  However,
technically, used by scholars, it has a rather important meaning -
a system or community of religious worship.

I am bypassing the moral meanings of these terms.  I don't recognize
the Catholic Church (or any other moralistic entity) as an authority on
religion and I wish to co-opt their abuse of the language.

My use of the phrase 'Great Martyrdom Cult' has absolutely NOTHING to do 
with morality.  It is a functional descriptor: 

Great - large; 
Martyrdom - treading one's religious path unto death;
Cult - religious community.  

I'll admit that the meanings I apply are not always the popular ones, 
but they are 'commonly accepted' (especially among those who study 
such things, even if they've never combined them) and, more importantly, 
my INTENT is not derogatory.  I IDENTIFY as one of them!

Q: Isn't martyrdom an insult to Satanists?  

To some, but not to the GMC members.  REACTIONARIES are not likely to
be members of the GMC.  GMC people are tied into a deep unconscious 
energy which strives for release (note how well the mythos of Cthulhu
fits into this theoretic).  Satanists have less to do with reacting to 
the conscious energies and more with tapping into what is repressed.
Martyrdom is only an insult to those who are reactionaries against 
the terminology of popular Christianity.

Q: Do we have to die to be a martyr?  How does one join the GMC?

The idea that the GMC might have a means of martyrdom which does not 
necessarily lead to death has always intrigued me (and I'm enough of a
Satanist to want to find a way to avoid crucifixion).

In the US the best means to assure that the GMC gets a strong foothold
is to support our Bill of Rights as it stands, push for freedom of
religion, and then wig out on this freedom without physically hurting others
(i.e. practice Satanism and blow the minds of our culture with our life-ways
without breaking the laws which protect us).

Q: Are you saying that all Satanists have to sacrifice themselves?

Sorry, no rules.  If you want to sacrifice yourself, cool.  If you want to 
attempt the downfall of modern civilization as we know it so that you 
can rape, pillage and plunder WITHOUT being in the military, then you are 
hereby encouraged to do so.

Of course, I personally oppose such activities myself, but I support 
anyone's right to attempt them.  This is similar to the way that Voltaire 
spoke about holding opinions.  I support people's ability and freedom of 
choice.  I also support society's choice to attempt to restrict certain 
activities in order to protect itself, even while I may oppose individual 
restrictions as unwise or detrimental to the freedom of the citizen.

The issue is ego.  In too many religions the focus is upon the group ego.  
A Church has 'more authority' than an individual.  A Coven is 'more important' 
than a Wiccan, etc.  Same goes for politics.  We supposedly live in a 
'democratic republic' or some such yuck.  While I think it a wonderful 
country (US) I think that we are continuing to support the tyranny of the 
majority and the disempowerment of the individual.  More and more people
are coming to see the truth of this.

An individual can do as he or she sees fit.   That is the Law of Thelema as 
I know it.  A Law of Nature, a description of how things ARE, not how they 
'ought to be'.   A group can do as IT sees fit too!  So governments are 
formed and regulations are established to see that we can be protected 
by parental entities called 'police' and, from the 'evil outsiders', the 

The point is that Satanism is NOT about what one SHOULD do but about who 
one is and what one's relationship is to the world.  We are free and mighty 
individuals and in order to shrug off the chains of society we must 
sometimes undergo great struggles and take great risks in the process.

Sometimes this involves self-sacrifice.  Sometimes it does not.

Q: Do Satanists actually worship an evil god?

The term 'worship' is often abused.  When this means being required 
to submit to an external entity, then this is NOT Satanism, whether the 
classical ruler of the Christian Underworld is the object of adoration or 
not.  This of course doesn't mean that we are *prevented* from submitting
to an external (or internal or other) deity.  I like to throw myself
before the Queen of Demons, personally.

When worshipping begins to mean a steadied focus, a listening and a 
respect paid to an entity or being, whether internal or external, then 
this is more like worship with which I'm familiar and is indeed involved 
in some Satanists' practices.

Take me, for example.  I am married to the Goddess of Destruction. 
I don't feel I have to bend over for Big Honcho Satan, but I have a 
healthy respect for Him and think He teaches valuable lessons.

Not all Satanism has this religious overtone, however.  It is similar to 
the way in which some Witches simply love 'Nature' and some focus upon 
a particular god, goddess or pair for their journey.  Some of us even 
(GASP!) change gods/idols as we ourselves change!

Q: Then do you *really* serve Satan?

Yes, I choose to serve Satan/Kali/Nature.  I have a vow of humility.  
I am under all things by my own free will.  Thus the Temple of Kaos
is *Under Satan*.

Q: Why do you identify with such a negative force?

I think of myself as a Witch, a Christian AND a Satanist.  Am I being self-
negating?  There are very positive meanings (commonly held! :>) which
one may attribute to the terms 'martyr' and 'cult'.

If anything the 'GMC' is overly POSITIVE, not negative.  I call the
cult GREAT.  I mean it in terms of size, history AND value.  Does this
mean that I judge it 'morally'?  Well, I don't think morals (i.e. social
evaluatives) are worthwhile except for the establishment of legal structure
(admitting the sin - the ignorance - of the natives).  In terms of my own
thoughts and values, I will admit that I think the GMC is VERY valuable.

Q: Didn't God create Satan? 

Well, yes, most intelligent Christians side with the intelligent
Jews and Muslims in attributing the CREATION of Satan to God and in
this way seeing that He is quite perfect.  The term 'Satan' is taken
from Judaism, where 'Shaitan' is God's Attorney, a sort of 'Bad Cop'
to Jehovah's 'Good Cop'.  Satan seems to be the representative of the 
Id, to put it in psychological terms, who encourages us to explore, 
expand, experience ecstasy.

Satan isn't 'the Bad' to all Christians.  Some see Him as the essential
SYMBOL of our world, as sensuality and its beckoning pleasures.  Some see
Satan as the Deceiver who lures us, as does Maya, to do that over which
we'll suffer.  Does Maya have a personality, traditionally?  I think that
Ramakrishna and company give Her one.  I know that some Christians
see Satan as one of the Faces of God, and no more fear Him than they
would a horror-show.

Some see Him (Satan) as a spoiled brat who disobeys the Good and Worthy 
God-Father.  However, some see Him as a Guardian to tremendous Mystery 
and Wisdom.  Some see Him AS the world.  Note how often Satan and the work 
of this being are associated with 'evil' by fundamentalists and identified
with 'the flesh'.  Satan has many faces for many people, and I think that
this exemplifies some of His titles ('the adversary'; 'Father of Lies',

If you want 'historicity', then see some other alt.satanism FAQ.  Try
Lupo's or Mr. Aquino's or a new one.

Q: C'mon, what *is* Satanism?  What are its religious rules?

No rules, sorry.  We're talking about anarchy, the lack of rulers.  If you 
don't understand this, then you better start reading some Western 
philosophy and quick.

Q: Why do so many Satanists seem to be merely 'anti-Christians'?

There are many reasons that some Satanists (I don't) run counter to 

1) Historical oppression (in their lives, in Europe, elsewhere) associated 
with this religion

2) Definition of themselves and their path (some find it important to accept 
the polar Satan/God model and act from it)

3) Herd-mentality (some are just along for the ride, and the current trend 
in 'Satanic' groups is to be at least slightly anti-Christian - especially 

4) Adversarialism (this is where I get into the picture slightly).  Some of 
us find it important to invoke the god of adversarialism in defense of 
wisdom.  Ignorance just seems to dissapate when I start to ask questions, 
challenge assumptions, argue vehemently.

Q: So is Satanism a part of Christianity or not? 

It seems that Christianity has had a major role in the development of 
Satanism.  From its use of Shaitan in _The Bible_ to its persecution of 
rival religions, Christianity has been a major dynamo for opposition and 
thus inspires Satanism naturally.  Many other religions (often Western 
or Middle-Eastern, interestingly enough) inspire this reactive kind of 

Q: Why are Satanists so egotistical?  Aren't they all reactionaries
        following leaders who want them to be their slaves?

All action stems from self-interest.   I tend to think that I am free, 
but when I feel trapped, Satanism sometimes moves me to feeling free again.
I don't 'follow' anything.  Sometimes I am satanic.  Sometimes I'm 
erotic, sometimes I'm both.

Q: What do Satanists believe, then?  Why do they have to be anti-social?

Beliefs and such aren't part of this.   As I see it this is DEscriptive,
not PREscriptive or PROscriptive.  'Do what thou wilt' is a very
useful statement to offer others (through words and deeds) as it is
accepting that which others offer me.  I can and do just as easily
dispense with this acceptance, retain the DWTW, but oppose the
energies of their behavior.

To me, Satanism is a part of a healthy society.  I don't equate it with 
sociopathology.  Satanism is one mode of operation, and the Law of Thelema
is merely the principle under which I understand things to operate.  It 
seems to describe people quite well.

Q: Does believing certain things keep one from being a member of the GMC?  
        What about Science?

These are just ideations.  GMC has to do with reflecting the shadow side of
society.  Ideations are threatening to society if it is stuck in one
world-view, but they aren't like a nightmare.  We are talking imagery
here.  Some nice ideas in imagery, but not much with regard to Science.
The worst that modern Science has to offer is conscious extinction at
the end of personal life.  Most 'sciences' won't examine this subject,
however, because it goes beyond 'physically observed data'.  Phew!

This is the reason that modern Science is stuck on materialism.  It began
as a faction of the GMC, but it was co-opted by those Christian 'scientists'
who didn't take it to the interior world of the psyche.  Magick involves
taking Science to the subjective world.  That is why it is spurned
by modern Science.  That is why it is spurned by modern Christianity.
It is much easier to leave the repressed energies in the social psyche
rather than dredge them up by focussing on Sociology and Psychology.
Today these fields are treated with disdain by most 'hard-scientists'.

Q: What is to be gained from Satanism and nonbelief?

The practice of Satanism can bring me a renewed self-determination,
self-worth, and generally enable me to reclaim my self-respect.  It is
antagonistic, admittedly, yet it is also self-empowering.

The practice of nonbelief can bring me a clarity of mind and a less 
attached, mature approach to others and the world.  Belief is for the mind 
what faith is for the heart.  Both work well for those without experience, 
but as soon as we come to know the divine (Satan), these are hardly worth
bothering about.

In essense, NOTHING is to be gained by practicing these things, yet it
feels good, so why not do it?  I like it and it works for me.  Is there
any better reason, ultimately?

Q: Is the GMC solely a Western cult?

The Jewish/Christian/Wiccan(Neopagan)/Satanist line of strict heresy in 
the face of oppressive establishments is fairly isolated as far as I can 
see.  Hinduism and Buddhism, for example, with which I'm familiar, are 
the stay-at-home, chanting/starvation-types.  There is no martyrdom 
fixation in their tradition.  

I doubt we'll find anything similar with any but a few strays in Eastern 
cultures.  It is a largely WESTERN phenomenon.  Then again, I'd like to 
hear everything you can dig up, since I'm no historian. ;>

Q: Why can't you tell us more?  How can we recognize members of the GMC?

Until I'm asked more specific questions I don't know much, and some 
questions I will not be able to answer in any case (given the premise
from which they are asked).  As with occult 'mysteries', it is less a 
matter of the oaths to which I've been sworn than the difficulty of 
expressing in words what I've experienced over time.

Most GMC members don't even know THEY are part of it, let alone who
ELSE might be.  I can ONLY tell a member of the martyrdom cult by how
the words/ideas which they espouse, how the appearance which they present 
to society at large, interacts with that same society.  If they perpetually 
foster power-over relationships, then I usually figure that they aren't 
in the GMC or that they have a very particular role within it that is 
subtle and deceptive.

I tend to assume that power-over corrupts, no exceptions.  If you can make
a case against this I'd like to hear it, but I've found that GMC arises
from those without much of this power.  Sure their personal power allows them
to think and act beyond simple subsistence (and they are sometimes called 
'Middle Class'), but they don't really have much coercive power beyond this,
else they would not wish to dig down into the social subconscious.  They'd 
be too busy 'enjoying the limelight'.


People who helped flesh out this theory:

Scott Locklin (Lupo the Butcher)
Bill Ellis
Chris 'ICE' English

Thanks one and all.

"So we'll go to the top of the toppest blue space,
The Official Katroo Birthday Sounding-Off Place!
Come on!  Open your mouth and sound off at the sky!
Shout loud at the top of your voice, 'I AM I!
I am I!
And I may not know why
But I know that I like it.
_Three cheers_!  I AM I!'"

Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss)

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        (A Dialectic from the Order of K@s Under Satan)

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Southern Spirits: 19th and 20th century accounts of hoodoo, including slave narratives & interviews
Hoodoo in Theory and Practice by cat yronwode: an introduction to African-American rootwork
Lucky W Amulet Archive by cat yronwode: an online museum of worldwide talismans and charms
Sacred Sex: essays and articles on tantra yoga, neo-tantra, karezza, sex magic, and sex worship
Sacred Landscape: essays and articles on archaeoastronomy, sacred architecture, and sacred geometry
Lucky Mojo Forum: practitioners answer queries on conjure; sponsored by the Lucky Mojo Curio Co.
Herb Magic: illustrated descriptions of magic herbs with free spells, recipes, and an ordering option
Association of Independent Readers and Rootworkers: ethical diviners and hoodoo spell-casters
Freemasonry for Women by cat yronwode: a history of mixed-gender Freemasonic lodges
Missionary Independent Spiritual Church: spirit-led, inter-faith, the Smallest Church in the World
Satan Service Org: an archive presenting the theory, practice, and history of Satanism and Satanists
Gospel of Satan: the story of Jesus and the angels, from the perspective of the God of this World
Lucky Mojo Usenet FAQ Archive: FAQs and REFs for occult and magical usenet newsgroups
Candles and Curios: essays and articles on traditional African American conjure and folk magic
Aleister Crowley Text Archive: a multitude of texts by an early 20th century ceremonial occultist
Spiritual Spells: lessons in folk magic and spell casting from an eclectic Wiccan perspective
The Mystic Tea Room: divination by reading tea-leaves, with a museum of antique fortune telling cups
Yronwode Institution for the Preservation and Popularization of Indigenous Ethnomagicology
Yronwode Home: personal pages of catherine yronwode and nagasiva yronwode, magical archivists
Lucky Mojo Magic Spells Archives: love spells, money spells, luck spells, protection spells, etc.
      Free Love Spell Archive: love spells, attraction spells, sex magick, romance spells, and lust spells
      Free Money Spell Archive: money spells, prosperity spells, and wealth spells for job and business
      Free Protection Spell Archive: protection spells against witchcraft, jinxes, hexes, and the evil eye
      Free Gambling Luck Spell Archive: lucky gambling spells for the lottery, casinos, and races