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They say Hell is other people, but meeting those people is an infernal ordeal all on its own. More and more people are deciding to take the plunge and start or join a Satanist community in their area, but there is no devil on their shoulder to tell them what to do. This is our entirely practical how-to guide for rookie and experienced Satanists ali…
 
While we're on vacation, Tabitha and Daniel learn about forgotten basilisk historians and an alchemical plot to kill monks by talking them into eating metal...which they do. GET IN TOUCH WITH BLACK MASS APPEAL Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon Tabitha Slander’s Instagram Discord server SATANIC BAY AREA Website Facebook Twitter (as @SatanicSF) Inst…
 
While we're on vacation, Tabitha and Daniel tide you over by doing their BMA-bc's, with the help of the infamous and weird and infamously weird Dictionnaire Infernal. GET IN TOUCH WITH BLACK MASS APPEAL Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon Tabitha Slander’s Instagram Discord server SATANIC BAY AREA Website Facebook Twitter (as @SatanicSF) Instagram S…
 
We have a bloody mess on our hands explaining people’s sacrilegious beliefs about a particular period in history with I Support the Girls CEO Dana Marlowe. Also, Satanic Bay Area says happy birthday, and in the news, San Francisco briefly remembers a Satanic revel best left forgotten. SHOW LINKS SF Gate: Little Known Satanic Rally Held In 80s I Sup…
 
It’s time for the Com-passion of the Anti-christ, as Seattle Satanist Lilith Starr’s new book Compassionate Satanism explores the beliefs and practices of Modern Satanists in the 21st century. SHOW LINKS Snopes: Converse Didn't Replace Logo LilithStarr.com: Compassionate Satanism GET IN TOUCH WITH BLACK MASS APPEAL Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreo…
 
We’re loosening up some family ties and getting to know Satan’s heir apparent. The Antichrist is a regular contributor to both American popular culture... and American fundamentalist paranoia fits, but no prophet’s book ever actually tells us who the Antichrist is. So, where did this myth come from, and is there anything in it to interest a Modern …
 
We’re getting back to basics as we use our 101st episode to review some Satanism 101 -- with the benefit of a few years’ extra perspective. SHOW LINKS New York Post: Demons Haunt Victims By Text The Satan by Ryan E Stokes Satan: A Biography by Henry Ansgar Kelly The Origin of Satan by Elaine Pagels Children of Lucifer by Ruben Van Luijk Satanic Fem…
 
The devil has many names and many faces, but which one truly inspires our lack of faith? We’re pitting standout Satans head-to-head and horn-to-horn in our playoff-style Satan Bowl to crown the most enlightened Prince of Darkness. Plus, to celebrate our sin-tennial, we open the show with a complete Black Mass! SHOW LINKS Watch our Black Mass on You…
 
When religion intersects with disability, most religions fall short, so we’re examining how Modern Satanists can make our religious spaces more welcoming for everyone. SHOW LINKS The Conjuring Trailer (dog help us) Altered Photo Shows Kerry With Church of Satan Founder Facts About Disability (WHO) The Meaning of Ableism (Forbes) Rhetoric of Ableism…
 
When we imagine the devil, he often takes the form of an animal, like the snakes or goats we’ve talked about in previous episodes. But when it comes to a devilish temperament, no animal is quite so naturally Luciferian as the common housecat. Here to chat about those times when a cat has crossed the devil’s path and why Satanists love our feline fa…
 
It’s time we say ‘to Hell with you all,’ with our history of Satan’s final resting place. The road to Hell is paved with questionable theology, so we’re here to do an infernal inventory of its harrowing history and discover what this most devilish destination is really all about. SHOW LINKS Salon: My Night In Judgment House NPR: Heaven & Hell Not W…
 
You got your ask in gear and now we’ve got the answers, with another BMA AMA. Also, Satanic Bay Area is testing some uncharted Waters, and in the news, some friends of Jesus are feeling very cross about Satanic radio. SHOW LINKS Group Call For Satanic Radio Station Shutdown The Plot To Kill Ted Kennedy GET IN TOUCH WITH BLACK MASS APPEAL Facebook T…
 
When it comes to naming names, the devil has everyone outnumbered. Two years ago we enumerated the histories of some of Satan’s most malevolent monikers, but there were just too many to name off all of them. So today we’re back for another sinful census, with The Daily Satan's Alice joining us. SHOW LINKS Ask Us Anything: BlackMassAppealPod@Gmail.c…
 
We all love Satan, but for those who need someone else to love we’ve got testimonials from the Satanic dating scene. When the fate of your soul crosses matters of the heart, who finds their one true soullessmate, and who just gets burned? Our own unfaithful listeners have the goods -- and the not-so goods. SHOW LINKS Hannah's Twitter @hannahslammag…
 
When consummate French satirist Anatole France published The Revolt of the Angels in 1914, he was one of the most famous and acclaimed writers in Europe, but today hardly any non-Satanist remembers him. So what do Modern Satanists think of his Revolt: Do we say ‘Vive la France’ or just ‘merde?’ Here to help us divine some of its great meanings we h…
 
We dig up the history of the Highgate Cemetery Vampire, the world's weirdest Satanic Panic, with the help of Elisa Hansen from the YouTube show "Vampire Reviews." SHOW LINKS A big thank you / apology to our second guest, Julie Jelinek. We were unable to recover her audio track from our recording, but we look forward to having her on again. In the m…
 
Welcome to FaustFest! The Black Mass Appeal team is proud to announce the premiere of the first (as far as we're aware) virtual Satanic music festival, FaustFest! With over two hours of Satanic performers playing all genres of music, we hope to bring the live festival experience to everyone at home. You can watch the video of the show immediately o…
 
Lucifer is the prince of the east, but how far east does his influence extend? Today we’re touring Satanism and subculture in Japan, with the help of travel and fashion writer La Carmina and cultural anthropologist Dr. John Skutlin. SHOW LINKS The Australian: Devil worshipers celebrate ‘important win for religious freedom’ La Carmina on Twitter, In…
 
We’ve all seen horror films about characters driving the devil out, but how do you like the sound of a film about people exorcising their right to invite someone in instead? That’s the theme of the new movie Anything For Jackson, and we have director Justin Dyck and screenwriter Keith Cooper on our extremely hotline to talk about it. SHOW LINKS Out…
 
Supermarket tabloids and scandalized suburbanites across America agree: Satanic cults are behind some of America’s most devilish crimes. But what’s the truth: Do Satanists ever really commit the kinds of ritualistic crimes we’re always taking the heat for, or is this another case of myth-taken identity? SHOW LINKS Satanic Bay Area: Satanic Sinema L…
 
Let’s make a deal, as playwright David Davalos, author of the award-winning Wittenberg, helps us learn all about the history of Faustus, the world’s most infamous Satanic scholar, and where his legend comes from. SHOW LINKS Black Mass Appeal Group on Facebook Satanic band showcase: FaustFest guidelines and submission form Vice: The Texas GOP Really…
 
Happy whatever-it-is-you-celebrate, unfaithful listeners! Today, we have a bonus show for you: an audio drama written and directed by Satanic Bay Area member Jane Thomas. (You'll remember her from episode 14, "Satan on the Silver Screen," and episode 47, "Lilith's Fare," as well as the opening play from SBA's Hell-O-Ween celebration in 2019.) Enjoy…
 
We’re summoning a very different kind of holiday spirit with the help of Emma Sutherland, director of the new Syfy Original Movie "Letters To Satan Claus," the world's first true "Hellmark" Christmas film. Also, Satanic Bay Area will present some very unusual Dickens fare this year, and in the news, Sweden’s Yule Goat has yet to be put out to pastu…
 
They say black goes with everything, so we’re letting loose our primal scream and gearing up for another black Christmas by shredding the most Satanic of all music genres: Scandinavian black metal. Is it the true devil’s music, or just one more for the scrapyard? SHOW LINKS Bee's Knees Leather on Etsy Metal Sucks: “Satanic” Metal Radio Station WSOU…
 
Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe once said, "Beauty and the devil are the same thing." Maybe with that in mind, many Satanists who are also artists find themselves developing certain themes in their work. We asked our Unfaithful Listeners for their testimonials about how Lucifer enlightens their creativity, in hopes that we can all answer the quest…
 
We’ve got a playdate with danger, as we return to the days of the Satanic Panic and its ironically formative attitudes about child’s play. The hysteria invaded every facet of American culture, including, strangely, the playroom. Over the years, American society has toyed with devil scares about your favorite childhood playthings, and so with the ho…
 
The Witching Hour runs ‘round the clock this time of year, but although we have discussed witchcraft on Black Mass Appeal before, we’ve never examined the true history of witchery and how it became associated with Satan. Here to help us spell things out, we have Steven from the Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magic. Also, Satanic Bay Area is trea…
 
Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey died in 1997, but that would not quite be the last we heard from him! The following year saw the publication of Satan Speaks!, a collection of LaVeyssays that had not previously appeared in book form, now comprising his final word on things! It’s been a long time since we revived any of old Anton’s perspectives o…
 
In this original audio drama produced by Black Mass Appeal, has one small town's really, really, really old-time religion finally gotten out of hand? A parody of infamously successful Christploitation movies like "god's Not Dead." CAST: Hannah (Mom) Benjy Wachter (Son) Jane Thomas (Professor) Erik Braa (Chancellor) Tabitha Slander (Nancy Graze) Dan…
 
Gluttony is a sin, and we’re hungry for more. The relationship between food and faith is sometimes a fraught one, so we’re going to discuss the role of blasphemous banquets in Satanic practice, and to help us make sure we don’t bite off more than we can chew, chef Keith Breedlove join us. SHOW LINKS Keith Breedlove's website and Twitter Motherboard…
 
Here at Black Mass Appeal, we believe in the right not to believe in anything, but atheism is still pretty atypical in America. Here to share her lack of faith, we are joined by Mandisa Thomas, president and founder of the non-profit Black Nonbelievers, to talk with us about atheism in America. SHOW LINKS Mandisa Thomas on Twitter and Patreon Black…
 
It's a very special video episode of Black Mass Appeal, the podcast that brings modern Satanism to the masses! In this episode, we celebrate the third anniversary of the podcast with something different: a trivia game! Simone Lasher runs three rounds of Satanic trivia, as cohosts Daniel Walker and Tabitha Slander take on teams of listener contestan…
 
It’s another day in Paradise, as we finally tackle the most influential Satanic literary classic of them all. Four hundred years ago, English poet John Milton redefined our ideas about who Satan is and what his struggle means with "Paradise Lost"... although he probably didn't mean to. Helping us look at Milton’s Satanic epic up close, with a close…
 
We’re horning in on the lives of some of our favorite farmhouse familiars by taking a closer look at our good friends the goats. As anyone who’s spent time down on the farm with Black Phillip knows, our friends the goats have always reminded us to live deliciously. But why have billygoats gotten such gruff treatment from the public, who seem to alw…
 
Love is in the air, as we discuss Romantic literature’s true devotion to Satan. Sure, we all love Satan, but how often can we say we’ve nursed Romantic feelings about him? Turns out the answer is quite a bit, as our modern Satanic concept of who Satan is and what he stands for stems almost entirely from the affections of the Romantics, a school of …
 
We’re demon-strating our affections for the Lesser Key of Solomon and its hellish who’s-who of demons great and small. Simone, Tabitha, and Daniel summon up some answers to unlock the Lesser Key of Solomon, one of the most famous/infamous books of Renaissance magic and demonology, and its infamous ranks of 72 Goetic demons. SHOW LINKS Huntington Be…
 
As Modern Satanists, we all know what our priorities are, but how often do we stop and think about why? Is there any such thing as a universal Satanic value -- and would we even want there to be? Dr. Eric Sprankle helps us with this exercise in valuation. SHOW LINKS Dr. Eric Sprankle: website, Twitter, and Instagram Did Celebrated SF Satanist Destr…
 
In one of our most popular 2018 episodes, we did some Satanic semiotics and discussed the meaning and history of the most commonly-employed Satanic symbols. But there’s always more devilry than Hell can hold, so we’re back with round two, this time with some of the more strange and elusive marks of the beast. SHOW LINKS Death Angel Drummer Escapes …
 
If ever there was an opportunity for your friendly local Satanists to extend some Satanic Samartianism, this is it. Today we’re examining how Satanic groups around the world are giving back to their communities, and how you too can do the devil’s work if the dark spirit moves you. SHOW LINKS The Independent: The West Memphis three: How a trilogy of…
 
Evil is relative -- but in our case it’s more like immediate family. Over the centuries, different cultures have used Satan-like figures to justify and explain their ideas about evil in the world, and to help us justify and explain those beliefs, we’re joined by professor Nick Brittin. Also, Satanic Bay Area is giving voice to the voiceless, and in…
 
Black Mass Appeal comes but twice a month, so to make sure our Unfaithful Listeners are able to keep entertaining Satan while housebound the rest of the time we’re once again diving into the depths of Satanic Sin-ema, this time with a devilish quadruple feature you can stream right now. Twitch streamer Count Jackula joins us to discuss what to watc…
 
Fundamentalist cartoonist Jack Chick’s religious comics are seen but not necessarily enjoyed all over the world -- including by many atheists and Satanists, who find his ideas dismal... but still can’t help but get a kick out of Chick. To help us plumb that perverse appeal, we have Hannah from the YouTube channel Hannah & Jake. SHOW LINKS Hannah & …
 
Sometimes you’ve just got to love the sinner and the sin, so we’re dedicating this show to the memories of Satanic Bay Area’s beloved Patron Sinners, those iconic iconoclasts who, in our opinion, represented the greatest Satanic values of their time -- for all time. SHOW LINKS Send us a question for our upcoming BMA AMA episode! Nominate a Patron S…
 
Black Mass Appeal is starting a run of extra episodes! Our Patreon backers get a first look at our newest minisodes, with our regular listeners getting them in their feed a few weeks afterward. For our first -- well, third bonus episode overall, first of this run -- Daniel discusses one of the weirdest but most influential pieces of Anti-Satanist c…
 
After our good friend the goat, snakes are the animal most often associated with Satan, but just what does the world have against its serpentine stalwarts? We’re going to set the sinuous record straight with a warm look at the devil’s most cold-blooded collaborators. GET IN TOUCH WITH BLACK MASS APPEAL Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon Tabitha Sla…
 
Ever since its invention 100 years ago, moral crusaders have blamed television for corrupting America’s minds and values -- so it’s no wonder we find our friend Satan all over this maligned medium today. For your viewing pleasure, we watch how well the Prince Of the Air takes to the airwaves. SHOW LINKS Satanic Bay Area Patron Sinners Counter-Terro…
 
The War on Christmas is over, but we’re expanding to other fronts with a look at how Satanists create holidays of their own -- and consider why we even need them. Satanic Temple International Council member Damien Blackmoor joins us to discuss TST's new holiday calendar, as we cover those and other Satanic sects' chosen days of celebration. SHOW LI…
 
Do not attempt to adjust your podcast. For this episode, Black Mass Appeal is bringing you a different Satanic perspective, with three special guest hosts: Detryck Von Doom of Satanic Louisville, and Kasper and Vanessa of Satanic Bay Area. Together, they relate their experiences as both Satanists of color as well as members of the LGBTQ community. …
 
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