How Satanism Found Me
I discovered Satanism at the local library back in 1992, when, in the reference section when I was looking for books on art, I found the hardcover edition of the Church of Satan written by Blanche Barton. Something called to me and I began to investigate Satanism that year. I was fortunate, however not having to grow up in a strictly Christian household, where I was free to learn Satanism. I created my first dedication ritual that year and swore my allegiance to the powers of Darkness, and I haven’t looked back since. Satan has been a guiding force in my life and to this day, I am still proud to be a Satanist.
My Career as an Artist
For several years I worked as a street artist in St. Augustine, Florida. During those years they allowed artists to draw and paint on the street, and I made my living selling portraits and wildlife art. I enjoyed working with color pencil, pastel graphite, and charcoal in a realist style. It wasn’t until he late 90’s that they outlawed street artists, and so I had to find a new line of work. My career as a street artist in St. Augustine ended with the unfair supreme court decision against the artists of St. Augustine in 2001 – stating that music and art could not be displayed or created in public within the city.
My Career in Satanism:
Writing and Videos
Many years had passed since my Satanic dedication, and I found a new outlet for creativity in writing. I created my website, SpiritualSatanist.com to share ideas and experiences with other Satanists and seekers of the left hand path. I also started a video channel at YouTube in 2007, found at: Venus Satanas at Youtube with over 11,000 subscribers (in 2016) who are interested in learning the Occult and Satanism. To read and hear some interviews that I did over the years, visit my Interviews with Venus Satanas page.
Women’s Voices in Magic
In 2009, I was invited to write an essay for the anthology book, Women’s Voices in Magic. This essay allowed me to describe what it’s like to be an outspoken Satanist in a mostly male dominated field. This was one of my favorite projects to work on throughout the years. If you are a woman and you are into the occult, or Satanism, you will find this book interesting. You can find more information on this project at my Women’s Voices in Magic page.
Al-Jilwah for Satanists
I also authored the research book “The Al-Jilwah for Satanists”, published by Lulu. This book was written for all Satanists who want to explore the historical origins of the Al-Jilwah, a mysterious religious book that has been labeled as ‘evil’ both by Christians and by Satanists.
It is my hope that through my videos and writing that others can learn Satanism from an objective point of view. I do not claim to be a ‘priestess’ nor do I have a church, but those that have found enlightenment in my writing have perhaps found their own way in the dark.
My Social Profiles:
Jesper Aa. Petersen – “Bracketing Beelzebub: Satanism studies and/as boundary work””
Paper presented at the 1st intl. conference on Contemporary Esotericism,
Stockholm University, August 27-29, 2012
Historical Growth and Development of Satanism and the Challenge of the Church towards Satanism
Calvary Bible College 5 may 2015
Authors: Egil Asprem, Kennet Granholm
Alternative Spiriuality and Religion Review
The Devil’s Demographics Changes in the Satanic Milieu, 2001–2009
Volume 2, Issue 2, 2011
Author: JR Lewis
The Cambridge Companion to New Religious Movements
Edited by Olav Hammer, Mikael Rothstein
The Seeds of Satan: Conceptions of Magic in Contemporary Satanism
Author: Jesper Aagaard Petersen
Source: Aries, Volume 12, Issue 1, pages 91 – 129 Publication Year : 2012
The Invention of Satanism, Oxford University Press
Authors: A Dryendal, JR Lewis, JA Peterson, 2015