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disgustipated Oct 15 '15
Hi everyone. 

I have recently joined the SIN after finding Zach on youtube. I have considered myself a satanist for 8 years, ever since I turned away from christianity and read the Satanic Bible. 

I would like to meet any other New Zealand Satanists, as well as expand my friend network internationally. 

I am a single father, age 33, I live on a farm in north Auckland, I love animals, music, books, burgers and being outdoors. 

Thanks for being friendly to me so far, I am really happy I found SIN as it is exactly what I've been looking for. I am looking into becoming a registered member. 

Please feel free to message me or add me to your friends list. 

Cheers everyone! 


The Forum post is edited by disgustipated Oct 15 '15
Shawn Oct 15 '15
Welcome to the network. I'm Shawn, nice to meet you.

I like burgers, too.

Padowan Oct 15 '15
What do you farm Mahn?
disgustipated Oct 15 '15
Cheers Shawn.

I have worked as a part time cook for most of my life. I've always enjoyed cooking. I'm making soup as we speak, bacon and vegetables.

Padowan, I don't farm anything. I have just moved to this property from the city. I refer to it as a farm because there are 6 acres of land with a flock of sheep wandering around. In the way of pet animals I currently have two dogs, a cat and a lizard.

I like reading books about Satanism, but I haven't read nearly enough. Do you guys have any recommendations? Which are your favourite books?
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Padowan Oct 16 '15
I'll leave the book question to Shawn. He has an extensive list for you I'm sure. You might want to check out the library on here as well.

Your place sounds beautiful. Maybe you'll catch the farming bug soon, if they don't catch you first.
disgustipated Oct 16 '15
Thanks for that. I have been looking through the library this evening.
I also purchased a new book tonight "The Satanic Verses - Salman Rushdie" but I will have to wait for that to arrive from the UK.

 My place is a really interesting property as it is partly on an old amusement park, there remains three downhill go-kart tracks and a complete 18 hole mini golf behind my garage. There is also a large swamp area with a huge bonfire in the middle of it, I can basically pile anything on to it and set it alight - usually on a full moon of course. I can see myself with a herd of goats, little black ones with big horns!
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Shawn Oct 16 '15

Quote from disgustipated.

I like reading books about Satanism, but I haven't read nearly enough. Do you guys have any recommendations? Which are your favourite books?

I tend to avoid books about Satanism because they're usually either the view of some hysteric, wanna be badass, or like christian music -- it's about marketing to a niche audience who they think will buy anything if it's got horns/wings on it.

I'd recommend:

The True Believer by Eric Hoffer 

It's really about what makes someone a fanatical member of any herd yet in describing the herd it becomes clear by contrast what it means to be an individual. LaVey said: "My brand of Satanism is the ultimate conscious alternative to herd mentality and institutionalized thought. It is a studied and contrived set of principles and exercises designed to liberate individuals from a contagion of mindlessness that destroys innovation." This book will make clear what he meant by that.

The Hidden Persuaders by Vance Packard

About the mid-1900s, advertisers started using psychological methods of persuasion (called the 'depth psychology' in the book) over the pragmatic "buy a shovel, it digs holes!" approach which was the standard. The Hidden Persuaders was written near the beginning of this trend when how things used to be was still in the mind of the writer. It's a complete overview of psychological manipulation and even though it's dated, it's still a relevant classic as insightful as when it was written. 

General subject: lesser magick. Lesser magick is another name for applied psychology : "Applied psychology is the use of [psychological] methods and findings of scientific psychology to solve practical problems of human and animal behavior and experience." The Hidden Persuaders is a catalog of real-life examples of how psychology is applied.


The Naked Ape by Desmond Morris

Desmond Morris was a zoologist -- a field which normally studies animals -- who studied people instead. It could be summed up by saying that he studied people"as just another animal, sometimes better, more often worse than those that walk on all-fours, who, because of his “divine spiritual and intellectual development,” has become the most vicious animal of all!"It's a great book if you want to know something about the nature of the human animal without all the "badass predator/alpha beta" bullshit.

The Forum post is edited by Shawn Oct 16 '15
Shawn Oct 16 '15
Some other classics: 

Beyond Freedom and Dignity by B.F. Skinner (lesser magick)

Memory by Elizabeth Luftus (lesser and greater magick)

Absolutely not to be missed unless it's a movie: 

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams (misanthropy, fun, human animal, vital existence -- life, the universe and everything!)


“The story so far:

In the beginning the Universe was created.

This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move."

"Man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much – the wheel, New York, wars and so on – whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man – for precisely the same reasons."

LaVey: "Unfortunately for a multitude of occultists, humor is a rare ingredient in their lives. In fact it is their very lack of humor that has impelled them into the arcane and esoteric. Someone once commented to me that a sorcerer without a sense of humor would be intolerable. I agree and will add that, in addition to being intolerable, he would be incompetent."

The Forum post is edited by Shawn Oct 16 '15
disgustipated Oct 17 '15
Great recommendations, thanks buddy, I will come back to this thread and give you feedback as I read through them. I am actually a bit embarrassed to admit I haven't read Hitchikers Guide yet. It's now on my short list! Last night I was online book shopping and saw a good deal on "The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli" so I ordered a copy. From what I can deduce so far, he appears to teach a philosophy that I think will aid with the specific areas of personal development I am wanting to focus on.
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ShadowLover Oct 17 '15
Waves hello from Australia!  : )
disgustipated Oct 17 '15
Hello there Australia!
NZ_Mike Oct 19 '15
Gday mate

Awesome to see another Kiwi Satanist 

Picton here

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