Welcome to Satanic Australia!
Satanic Australia is a non-theistic Satanic organisation. That means that we do not worship or believe in a literal deity, but rather that we view Satan as a powerful metaphor for rebellion against arbitrary authority, as well as a champion of enlightenment, advocating for critical thought and reason, even when in opposition to popular opinion.
We are not officially affiliated with any other Satanic group or organisation; however, we welcome non-theistic Satanists of all paths who agree with our core principles.
We run a national members-only Facebook group for discussion around Satanism, and coordinating our campaigns. Additionally, we have local groups in each major city, for organising local events, meetups, and actions.
Satanic Australia wants to bring Satanic change to our local communities. We plan to do this by encouraging benevolence amongst our members towards the greater community through initiatives like Blood for Satan. We also want to encourage political awareness and to combat religious authority in politics through statements such as our submission concerning the proposed religious freedoms bill. We also strive to support causes that would bring greater access to reproductive health and euthanasia, as well as causes that would restrict the influence of religious institutions over public schools and other public spaces.
Satanic Australia is underpinned by 6 core principles.
We revere Satan as a metaphorical figure who symbolises rebellion against tyrannical or arbitrary authority; personal sovereignty; and rational scepticism.
We believe that we must be compassionate and use our strength to aid those around us whenever it is sensible to do so.
We believe in self-enlightenment, and we encourage scepticism and a drive to remain informed and educated.
We encourage critical thinking in all of our actions and beliefs; we reject tradition for tradition’s sake & supernaturalism. We promote an understanding and acceptance of modern scientific discoveries.
We believe in bodily autonomy; that everyone should have ultimate control over their own body.
We reject the concept of an afterlife and thus recognise that all that can be done will be done in this life. We, therefore, encourage indulgence in the pleasures of this life, so long as no undue harm is caused.
Answers to many of the questions you may about Satanic Australia.
What do you believe?
We are a non-theistic philosophy or atheistic religion. We do not believe or worship a literal Satan. We regard Satan as a metaphorical symbol of rebellion against tyranny. We embrace rational inquiry, critical thinking, scientific knowledge and understanding, and individualism. For a more detailed answer check out our 6 core principles.
Do you believe in anything supernatural?
We do not believe in the supernatural, magic or any superstitions. We are non-theistic and do not worship any gods. To do so, would contradict our moral beliefs as we are opposed to serving arbitrary authority.
What is your moral code?
Our moral code is clearly outlined by our 6 core principles. Our focus is on rebellion against arbitrary authority, self-enlightenment, bodily autonomy, compassion, critical thought and reason.
Do you endorse drug use?
We support bodily autonomy (the right to do whatever you want with your body), so long as it does not infringe on the freedoms of others, but we do not support criminal activity. Therefore, if a particular substance is illegal to consume, we do not endorse its consumption.
Aren’t you just anti-Christian?
No, we are not opposed to anybody practising their religion, as long as they are not hurting anybody, or infringing on another’s rights and freedoms. We do, however, advocate for a strong separation of church and state and we believe that all religions should be treated equally by the law.
How can I trust anything a Satanist says?
If you aren’t going to believe us about our own beliefs, there is nothing more we can say to you to convince you. We, however, ask that you instead judge us on our concrete actions rather than making uninformed assumptions about who we are based on your understanding of our beliefs.
What do you believe about Satan?
We are a non-theistic organisation, that means we do not believe that Satan is a real being, at all. We revere Satan as a metaphorical figure who symbolises rebellion against tyrannical or arbitrary authority; personal sovereignty; and rational scepticism. We do not see Satan as any more than that.
Why do you call yourselves “Satanists” if you don’t worship Satan?
The narrative of the fall of Satan, as depicted in many literary works, such as John Milton’s Paradise Lost, is a particularly powerful one. As Satanists, we embrace many of the principles demonstrated by the character of Satan, and we aim to live our lives following these principles. Considering the importance of Satan’s story in our lives, it would be insincere for us to go by any other name.
Do you worship, summon or interact with demons?
No, we don’t believe in demons.
Can you make me rich or help me sell my soul?
No, there is no devil nor demons, thus there is nobody to buy your soul.
Do you perform satanic rituals?
Yes. Many of our members do engage in personal or group rituals as part of their Satanic practice. Ritual, to a Satanist, isn’t magical or mystical in any way but is rather a way for us to focus our thoughts and centre ourselves. Ritual helps us to strengthen our sense of community within the group, and many of us just appreciate the aesthetic of ritual.
Despite what you may have heard in the media, Satanic rituals do not involve human or animal sacrifices.
What does a Satanic Ritual look like?
We have a standard black mass ritual script uploaded to our website. This script may give you an insight into what Satanic ritual is really like. Keep in mind that there is no one right way to go about ritual, and the script we have on our site is just one of many methods.
Do you perform ritual sacrifice, or sexual abuse?
No. We do not and never have performed these things. We absolutely oppose these practices.
How can I find out more about what Satanic Australia is doing?
How do I get in contact with you?
You can contact us initially via our Facebook page .
How do I Join?
We have an official Facebook group that you can join if you would like to get involved. You will have to answer a few questions before your membership application is accepted. Before joining, consider the following:
- Do you agree with our 6 core principles?
- Do you reside in Australia?
- Are you a non-theistic Satanist?
- Why do you want to join, what are you hoping to get out of the group, and what are you willing to contribute?
Is this an official “The Satanic Temple” or “Church of Satan” group?
No, we are not an official TST or CoS chapter, nor are we affiliated with them or any other branch of Satanism. Members of their organisations or others are more than welcome to be members of Satanic Australia though, as we are a non-denominational non-theistic Satanist group wanting to make a change in our local communities. You can help us by liking and sharing our Facebook page and telling your friends about us.
Where can I find a local group?
If you live in Australia, there are currently a few groups that you may be able to join. Please contact us initially via our Facebook page, or request to the join the members group.
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As Satanists, we fully support the right of every person to practice their faith without fear of violence, harassment or unequal treatment. However, we believe that this freedom should not entitle any person or institution to a position of privilege, or to discriminate against or disseminate hate-speech against any other individual or community. We believe that freedom from religion is equally important as freedom of religion.
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Find us for meetups and local events.
Headed by Leon Bael, you can get in touch with Satanic Perth via their Facebook page.
Headed by Púca na Sméar, you can get in touch with Satanic Sydney via their Facebook page.
Headed by Simon Amon, you can get in touch with Satanic Hobart via their Facebook page.
Satanic Melbourne is managed at the National level, but you can contact them via their Facebook page.
Headed by James Sutekh, you can get in touch with Satanic Perth via their Facebook page.