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What i think about black mass

the people of hte black mass religion should ill go worship god insted. its better to love life insted of hatting life. black mass people will die and go to hell and regret there lifes.. thats it..

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Satanism
Associated organizations

Church of Satan
First Satanic Church Look up satanism in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Satanism Associated Organizations Church of Satan First Satanic Church Prominent Figures Anton LaVey | Blanche Barton | Peter H. Gilmore | Peggy Nadramia | Karla LaVey Associated Concepts Left-Hand Path | Moral Majority | Pentagonal Revisionism | Suitheism | Survival of the fittest | Objectivism | Might is Right Books and Publications The Satanic Bible | The Satanic Rituals | The...

Prominent figures

Anton LaVey | Blanche Barton | Peter H. Gilmore | Peggy Nadramia | Karla LaVey Anton Szandor LaVey Anton Szandor LaVey (11 April 1930 – 29 October 1997) was the founder and High Priest of the Church of Satan as well as a writer, occultist, musician, and actor. ... Blanche Barton is Magistra Templi Rex, the chairmistress of the Council of Nine that serves as the governing body of the Church of Satan. ... This Peter H. Gilmore is missing citation of sources. ... Peggy Nadramia is High Priestess of the Church of Satan. ... Karla LaVey is the first and only legitimate child of Anton LaVey. ...

Associated concepts

Left-Hand Path | Pentagonal Revisionism | Suitheism | Survival of the fittest | Objectivism | Might Is Right This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Church of Satan is actively working on what it refers to as Pentagonal Revisionism, a plan consisting of five major goals: Social stratification Strict taxation of all churches (including themselves) No tolerance for religious beliefs secularized and incorporated into law and order issues Development and production of artificial human... Suitheism, a term coined by American occultists David Michael Cunningham and Traeonna A. R. Wagener, is the belief that oneself is a deity, without the denial of the existence of other deities. ... Herbert Spencer coined the phrase survival of the fittest Survival of the fittest is a phrase which is a shorthand for a concept relating to competition for survival or predominance. ... Objectivism is a philosophy[1] developed by Ayn Rand that encompasses positions on metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, politics, and aesthetics. ... Might Is Right, or The Survival of the Fittest is a book by Ragnar Redbeard. ...

Books and publications
The Satanic Bible | The Satanic Rituals | The Satanic Witch | The Devil's Notebook | Satan Speaks! | The Black Flame | The Church of Satan | The Secret Life of a Satanist
In popular culture

Allegations of Satanism | Satanic ritual abuse The Satanic Bible The Satanic Bible is a book written by Anton Szandor LaVey (11 April 1930 – 29 October 1997) in 1969. ... The Satanic Rituals is a book by Anton Szandor LaVey published in 1972 as a companion volume to The Satanic Bible. ... The Satanic Witch is a book by Anton LaVey. ... The Devils Notebook is a book by Anton LaVey. ... Satan Speaks! (title includes exclamation mark) is the fifth and final book written by Anton LaVey before his death. ... The Black Flame is a magazine published by the Church of Satan. ... The Church of Satan: A History of the Worlds Most Notorious Religion is a book by Blanche Barton. ... The Secret Life Of A Satanist: The Authorized Biography of Anton LaVey is a book by Blanche Barton. ... Satanism Associated organizations Church of Satan First Satanic Church Prominent figures Anton LaVey | Blanche Barton | Peter H. Gilmore | Peggy Nadramia | Karla LaVey Associated concepts Left-Hand Path | Pentagonal Revisionism | Suitheism | Survival of the fittest | Objectivism | Might Is Right Books and publications The Satanic Bible | The Satanic Rituals | The Satanic Witch... Satanism Associated organizations Church of Satan First Satanic Church Prominent figures Anton LaVey | Blanche Barton | Peter H. Gilmore | Peggy Nadramia | Karla LaVey Associated concepts Left-Hand Path | Pentagonal Revisionism | Suitheism | Survival of the fittest | Objectivism | Might Is Right Books and publications The Satanic Bible | The Satanic Rituals | The Satanic Witch...

In Satanic tradition, Black Mass is the name given to a ceremony supposedly celebrated during the Sabbath, which was a parody of the Christian Mass. Its main objective was the profanation of the Host, although there is no agreement among authors on how hosts were obtained or profaned (see also host desecration); the most common idea is that they were profaned by means of some ritual related to sexual practices. Authors also disagree on which rites were performed during the ceremony. (See books in reference section for details). Black Mass could refer to: Black Mass, a Satanic ritual. ... Satanism is a religious or philosophical movement centered around Satan or another entity identified with Satan, or centered around the forces of nature, particularly human nature, represented by Satan as an archetype. ... Francisco Goyas Los Caprichos: Linda maestra! (Nice mistress!) - witches heading to a Sabbath In Christian folklore, the Sabbath (also known as Witchs Sabbath) was a gathering supposed to have been celebrated by Satanists, witches and warlocks to honor the Devil, offend God, Jesus, the sacraments, the cross, and... For other uses of Mass, see Mass (disambiguation). ... Host desecration is a sacrilegious act committed against a consecrated host. ...


Some medieval writers believed that the Host was replaced by a toad, a turnip or a bit of dry flesh, but most judges and authors believed that true hosts were given by Christian priests that had made a diabolical pact to the attendants to the Sabbath to be profaned by them. (See reference section). Families At least 9, see article. ... Trinomial name Brassica rapa rapa L. For other uses, see Turnip (disambiguation). ... Roman Catholic priests in clerical clothing. ... According to Christian tradition on witchcraft the diabolical pact is a pact between a person and Satan or any other demon (or demons) in which the person offers (or sells) his/her soul in exchange for favours. ...


Given the modern practices of the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church, which permits parishioners to receive the host in the hand, it is possible to steal a host in that manner. Though priests and eucharistic ministers are cautioned to be on the look out for persons who do not immediately consume the host, there are usually too many parishioners at any given Mass or Communion Service to ensure that no hosts are stolen in this manner.


As it was believed that the culmination of this mass was an orgy, the term was later applied to a sexual orgy. Orgy. ...


Origins and History of the Black Mass

One of the best recent outlines of the history of the Black Mass is found in Richard Cavendish, "The Black Arts" (1967), in the section on the Black Mass. Before that, an entire book was written about it, "The Satanic Mass", by H.T.F. Rhodes (1954). Additionally, a detailed study was published in German (and since translated into English), by Gerhard Zacharias, "The Dark God: Satan Worship and Black Masses" (1964).


Early Christianity

The Rite of the Sacrifice of the Mass was developed by early Christians. As Christianity, and specifically the Roman Catholic Church, was consolidating, there were different varieties of masses practiced, many of which were quite different from the Roman Catholic Rite which was eventually adopted. A Medieval Low Mass by a bishop. ... The Roman Catholic Church or Catholic Church (see terminology below) is the Christian Church in full communion with the Bishop of Rome, currently Pope Benedict XVI. It traces its origins to the original Christian community founded by Jesus Christ and led by the Twelve Apostles, in particular Saint Peter. ... A Tridentine Mass being celebrated in Bohermeen, Ireland in the 1950s. ...


Middle Age Roman Catholic Parodies and Additions to the Mass

In the Middle Ages, Roman Catholic practitioners were allowed (or allowed themselves to) at times elaborate on the Roman Catholic Mass, and create parodies of it for certain festivities. Thus, there was a mass parody called "The Feast of Asses", in which Balaam's Ass (from the Old Testament) would begin talking and saying parts of the mass. A similar parody was the Feast of Fools. There were also other parodies, such as "drinker's masses" and "gamblers masses", which lamented the situation of drunk, gambling monks, and instead of calling to "Deus" (God), called to "Bacchus" (the God of Wine). Some of these Latin parody works are found in the medieval Latin collection of poetry, Carmina Burana. Feast of Asses. ... Hosts Fausto Fernós (left) and Marc Felion (right). ... Carmina Burana (IPA: ; note that the stress is on the first syllable of Carmina, not the second) also known as the Burana Codex is a manuscript collection, now in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich, of over 1000 poems and songs written in the early 13th century. ...


Additionally, the Rite of the Mass was not completely fixed, and there were places where the priests could insert private prayers for various personal needs. As these types of personal masses spread, the institution of the Low Mass became quite common, where priests would hire their services out to perform various masses for the needs of their clients - such as blessing crops or cattle, obtaining love, or cursing enemies (one way this latter was done was by inserting the enemy's name in a Mass for the dead, accompanied by burying an image of the enemy). Until the changes brought in following the Second Vatican Council, a Low Mass or Missa Lecta was one said by a priest alone, with the assistance of one or two servers. ... The Requiem or Requiem Mass, also known formally (in Latin) as the Missa pro defunctis or Missa defunctorum, is a liturgical service of the Roman Catholic Church and, in a wholly different ritual form, the Eastern Rite Catholic Churches. ...


A further source of Middle Age involvement with parodies and alterations of the Mass, were the writings of the European witch-hunt, which saw witches as being agents of the Devil, who were described as inverting the Christian Mass and employing the stolen Host for diabolical ends. The witch-hunter's manual Malleus Maleficarum gives details relating to these supposed practices. A witch-hunt is a search for suspected witches; it is a type of moral panic. ... Cover of the seventh Cologne edition of the Malleus Maleficarum, 1520 (from the University of Sydney Library). ...


France at the End of the Middle Ages

The more recent players in the history of the Black Mass as we know it today, all come from France.


1500 Catherine de' Medici, the Queen of France was the first to be said to have performed a Black Mass, all based on a story by Jean Bodin, in his book on witchcraft. In spite of its lurid details, there is little outside evidence to back up his story. Catherine de Medici, c. ... Jean Bodin (1530-1596) was a French jurist, member of the Parliament of Paris and professor of Law in Toulouse. ...


1600 Catherine Monvoisin and the priest Etienne Guibourg were the next players, who performed "Black Masses" for the mistress of the King of France, during the second half of the 1600s. Since a criminal investigation was launched (resulting in the execution of Monvoisin and the imprisonment of Guibourg), there are many details of their Black Mass that have come down to us. It can be seen that it was a typical Roman Catholic Mass, but modified according to certain formulas (some reminiscent of the Latin Sworn Book of Honorius). And most importantly, the mistress of Louis XIV, the King of France, herself (Madame de Montespan), was the central altar of worship, lying naked upon the altar with the chalice on her bare stomach, and holding two black candles in each of her outsretched arms. It is from these images of the Guibourg mass, that further developments of the Black Mass were to follow. Catherine Montvoisin, known as La Voisin (c. ... The Sworne Booke of Honorius or Liber Juratus is one among many grimoires that circulate among occultists, both of the academic and practitioner interests. ... Louis XIV King of France and Navarre By Hyacinthe Rigaud (1701) Louis XIV (Louis-Dieudonné) (September 5, 1638–September 1, 1715) reigned as King of France and King of Navarre from May 14, 1643 until his death. ... Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Mme de Montespan Françoise-Athénaïs of Rochechouart, marquise of Montespan (October 5, 1641 - May 27, 1707) was a mistress of Louis XIV. Born at the chateau of Tonnay-Charente, in todays Charente-Maritime, France, the daughter of Gabriel de...


1700 The Marquis de Sade, in many of his writings places the Host and the Mass, monks, priests, and the Pope himself, in sexual settings. Portrait of the Marquis de Sade by Charles-Amédée-Philippe van Loo (c. ...


1800 Joris-Karl Huysmans wrote the classic of French Satanism, La-Bas (1891). This novel summarizes all of French Satanism up to that point, and includes a new version of the Black Mass, which Huysmans claimed was practised in Paris in those years. Joris-Karl Huysmans. ...


The Black Mass itself

Surprising as it may seem, in spite of the huge amount of French literature discussing the Black Mass (Messe Noire) at the end of the 1800s and early 1900s, no authentic Black Mass or set of instructions for performing one existed until the 1960s, and appeared not in France, but in the United States.


The first actual Black Mass to appear in writing was on a 1969 record album by a U.S. band called Coven. In the notes on their album (called "Witchcraft Destroys Minds and Reaps Souls"), they state that they spent a long time researching the Black Mass, and to their knowledge it was the first Black Mass to appear in writing in any language. Soon after (or perhaps at the same time) that Coven created their Black Mass, the Church of Satan began creating their own Black Masses, two of which are available to the public. One, entitled "Missa Solemnis", (created for the Church of Satan in 1970 by Wayne West) was published in Michael Aquino's huge electronic book about the Church of Satan (entitled "The Church of Satan"), and the second, entitled "Messe Noir", was published in Anton LaVey's 1972 book, "The Satanic Rituals". Coven is a pop/rock band, composed of vocalist Jinx Dawson, bassist Oz Osborne (not to be confused with) and drummer Steve Ross. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Michael A. Aquino, Ph. ... Anton Szandor LaVey Anton Szandor LaVey (11 April 1930 – 29 October 1997) was the founder and High Priest of the Church of Satan as well as a writer, occultist, musician, and actor. ...


All three of these early Black Masses used one or two Latin phrases (such as "In nomine Domini Dei nostri Satanae Luciferi Excelsi") found in earlier French writings. Additionally, all three modify other Latin parts of the Roman Catholic Missal to make them into Satanic versions. The two Church of Satan Black Masses also use the French text of the Black Mass in Huysmans' "La Bas" to a great extent. (West only uses the English translation, LaVey publishes also the original French). Thus, the Black Mass found in "The Satanic Rituals" is a combination of English, French, and Latin.


Finally, a writer using the pseudonym "Aubrey Melech" published, in 1986, a Black Mass entirely in Latin, entitled "Missa Niger". (This Black Mass is available on the Internet). Aubrey Melech's Black Mass contains almost exactly the same original Latin phrases as the Black Mass published by LaVey in "The Satanic Rituals". The difference is that the amount of Latin has now increased about five times so that the entire Black Mass is in Latin.

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Missa Niger

The Latin of Melech and LaVey is completely based on the authentic Roman Catholic Latin Missal - it has just been reworded so as to give it a Satanic meaning. There are some errors, but these are mostly due to typos made by the publisher, who apparently could not read Latin. (There are some isolated grammatical errors, it is true). As for the French sections that LaVey published, they were direct quotes from Huysmans' La Bas, and Huysmans can hardly be accused of writing bad French. Both Black Masses end with the expression "Ave, Satanas!". This is also correct Church Latin, and is a reversal of Jesus' statement to Satan in the Latin Vulgate Bible, "Vade, Satanas!" (Matthew 4:10). Image File history File links Wikisource-logo. ... The original Wikisource logo. ... A Tridentine Mass being celebrated in Bohermeen, Ireland in the 1950s. ... The Vulgate Bible is an early 5th century translation of the Bible into Latin made by St. ...


See also

Host desecration is a sacrilegious act committed against a consecrated host. ...

References

Studies of the Black Mass

  • Rhodes, H.T.F. (1954). The Satanic Mass. 
  • Zacharias, Gerhard (1964). Der dunkle Gott: Satanaskult und Schwarze Messe. 
  • Cavendish, Richard (1967). The Black Arts.  (See especially, Chapter 7, "The Worship of the Devil", section 3, "The Black Mass")
  • Zacharias, Gerhard (1980). The Dark God: Satan Worship and Black Masses.  (Translated from the German by Christine Trollope)

Sources

  • Huysmans, Joris-Karl (1891). Là-Bas. 
  • LaVey, Anton (1972). The Satanic Rituals. 
  • Melech, Aubrey (1986). Missa Niger: La Messe Noire: a True and Factual Account of the Principal Ritual of Satanic Worship. 

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