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The religion is materialist, rejecting the existence of supernatural beings, body-soul dualism, and life after death. "From Milton to Modern Satanism: The History of the Devil and the Dynamics between Religion and Literature".
Practitioners do not believe that Satan literally exists and do not worship him.
In coming years, members of the Church left it to establish their own organisations, also following La Veyan Satanism, among them John Dewey Allee's First Church of Satan and Karla La Vey's First Satanic Church.
The religion's doctrines are codified in La Vey's book, The Satanic Bible.
La Veyan Satanism is a religion founded in 1966 by the American occultist and author Anton Szandor La Vey.
Scholars of religion have classified it as a new religious movement and a form of Western esotericism. state of California through the founding of his Church of Satan on Walpurgisnacht of 1966, which he proclaimed to be "the Year One", Anno Satanas—the first year of the "Age of Satan".
In their study of Satanism, the religious studies scholars Asbjørn Dyrendal, James R. Petersen suggested that La Vey viewed his religion as "an antinomian self-religion for productive misfits, with a cynically carnivalesque take on life, and no supernaturalism".
who are self-realized in a religion which appeals to the would-be Satanist's nature, leading them to realize they are Satanists through finding a belief system that is in line with their own perspective and lifestyle.
Could it be that when he closes the gap between himself and his "God" he sees the demon of pride creeping forth—that very embodiment of Lucifer appearing in his midst? These rites are based on three major psycho-emotive themes, including compassion (love), destruction (hate), and sex (lust). "Carnal, Chthonian, Complicated: The Matter of Modern Satanism". Lesser magic is the practice of manipulation by means of applied psychology and glamour (or "wile and guile") to bend an individual or situation to one's will. It views Christianity – alongside other major religions, and philosophies such as humanism and liberal democracy – as a largely negative force on humanity; La Veyan Satanists perceive Christianity as a lie which promotes idealism, self-denigration, herd behavior, and irrationality. Characterising La Vey as a Nietzschean, the religious studies scholar Asbjørn Dyrendal nevertheless thought that La Vey's "personal synthesis seems decidedly his own creation, even though the different ingredients going into it are at times very visible." Social Darwinism is particularly noticeable in The Book of Satan, where La Vey uses portions of Redbeard's Might Is Right, though it also appears throughout in references to man's inherent strength and instinct for self-preservation.