Black Mass Appeal: Satanism for the Masses

Black Mass Appeal

Black Mass Appeal is a podcast brings modern Satanism to the masses. Your hosts Simone, Daniel, Tabitha -- all administrators for San Francisco-based Satanic Bay Area -- and their guests discuss Satanism, its history, left-leaning political activism, and how Satanism relates to current events and pop culture. It's a show for current Satanists and the Satan-curious alike.

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In 1891, French popular author JK Huysmans scandalized the public with his novel La-Bas, a sultry and sleazy story surveying sex, shame, and Satanism. What inspired him to delve into such outrageous material -- and why did so many people take him seriously?   SHOW LINKS Satanists convince Delaware County, Pennsylvania school district to alter dress code La-Bas, by Joris K. Huysmans JSTOR Daily: Satanism and Magic in the Age of the Moulin Rouge The New Yorker: What Houellebecq Learned from Huysmans The Paris Review: Divine Ordure Lure of the Sinister: The Unnatural History of Satanism, by Gareth Medway Children of Lucifer: The Origins of Modern Religious Satanism, by Ruben van Luijk Satanic Feminism: Lucifer as the Liberator of Woman in Nineteenth-Century Culture, by Per Faxneld   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 Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter On TikTok as DailyBaphirmations Coffee Hour is the third TUESDAY of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco!

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Nov 16

1 hr 54 min

In the mysterious annals of Satanism, you still sometimes hear whispers of England’s infamous Hellfire Clubs, where the rich and powerful gathered to worship the devil... or at least, that was the gossip at the time. In reality, the only spirits most of the clubs invoked were the fermented kind. Joining us is Slava of Black Sky Brewery of Denver, Colorado.   SHOW LINKS How Stuff Works, How Ben Franklin Helped Ignite the Jersey Devil Hysteria Black Sky Brewery in Denver, Colorado Royal Museums Greenwich, The Georgian Era Drinking and toasting in Georgian Britain Britain: group identities and individual agency, by Rémy Duthille Norfolk Towne Assembly, I'll Be At My Club Dirty Sexy History, The Rakehell The Hell-Fire Clubs: Sex, Satanism, & Secret Societies, by Evelyn Lord BBC, Digging up the truth about the notorious hellfire clubs   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 Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter On TikTok as DailyBaphirmations Coffee Hour is the third TUESDAY of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco!

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Nov 2

1 hr 59 min

It’s almost Halloween again, and we’re positively panting for some sinful seasonal content. Here to chat with us about the hairy history of Satanic werewolf myths is artist Holly M Crawford, of the Nomadic Werewolf Museum.   SHOW LINKS Holly M Crawford and the Nomadic Werewolf Museum Journal of the Fantastic In the Arts: "Wolves, Witches, and Werewolves: Lycanthropy and Witchcraft from 1423 to 1700," by Jane P Davidson and Bob Canino (1990) The Conversation: The Ancient Origins of Werewolves, by Tanika Koosmen Werewolf: The Images & the Trials, by Ying Tung Lo (Masters Thesis, University of Oulu) Modern Farmer: “Old Time Farm Crime: The Werewolf Farmer of Bedburg,” by Andrew Amelinckx All That's Interesting: “The Werewolf Panic That Swept Europe,” by John Kuroski “The King’s Mirror,” by Anonymous (1250) Transcript of the trial of Old Thiess, a Livonian werewolf (1691) JSTOR Daily: “Depressed People Aren’t Villains,” by KC Mead-Brewer Feel the Burn: “Satanic Sinema: Satanism In ‘The Wolf Man,’” Daniel Walker (2019) Moonlight: A Queer Werewolf Anthology by Bones McKay   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 Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter On TikTok as DailyBaphirmations Coffee Hour is the third TUESDAY of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco!

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Oct 19

1 hr 53 min

When you’re done doing the devil’s work, where is the payday? More and more Satanists are going into business for themselves these days, so to help make sure they get their devil’s dues, we're highlighting some of their volatile ventures. Also, Satanic Bay Area has a reckoning, and in the news, the abortion debate gets a little salty.   SHOW LINKS San Francisco's Terror Vault haunt (aka Immortal Reckoning) News: Satanic Temple Protesters Demand Reproductive Rights In Utah Kickstarter for Jason Lenox's Satanic Coloring Book Cheyenne's Queer Wave Coffee   Satanic Small Businesses We Love Dark Moon Ritual Dark Moon Merchant Satan's Craft Room Dark Art Randy on Twitter Red Sabbath Burlesque on Facebook Unholy Rosaries on Etsy Violet Azimuth on Etsy Gothic Lamb Bad Dahlia Ashema Deva Funishment on Kickstarter Satanic Panic RPG on Kickstarter El Gato Gomez Sleight of Light Photography Hexennacht Scents Baked in Blood Cookies Open the Cellar Door on Etsy The Infernal Farmhouse on Etsy   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 Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter On TikTok as DailyBaphirmations Coffee Hour is the third TUESDAY of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco!

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Oct 5

2 hr 12 min

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 alike, helping you figure out how to get your devils all in a row.

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Sep 21

2 hr 23 min

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) Instagram Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter On TikTok as DailyBaphirmations Coffee Hour is the third TUESDAY of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco!

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Sep 17

26 min 10 sec

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 Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter On TikTok as DailyBaphirmations Coffee Hour is the third TUESDAY of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco!

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Sep 11

28 min 49 sec

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 Support The Girls Janie Hampton, Aeon The Taboo of Menstruation Museum of Girls: Jahi Encyclopedia.com: Jeh Witches, Whores, & Sorcerers, by SK Mendoza Forrest Impure Blood, by Madeline Ott Albertus Magnus, Women's Secrets The Devil & the Jews, by Joshua Trachtenberg Semantic Scholar: Medieval Love Potion Recipes and Ingredients Women, Men, and Love Magic in Late Medieval English Pastoral Manuals, by Catherine Rider Engendering Puritan Religious Culture in Old and New England, by Marilyn J. Westerkamp The Vulnerability of Women to Witchcraft Accusations, by Christian Day   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 Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter On TikTok as DailyBaphirmations Coffee Hour is the third TUESDAY of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco!

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Aug 25

2 hr 1 min

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 Patreon Tabitha Slander’s Instagram Discord server   SATANIC BAY AREA Website Facebook Twitter (as @SatanicSF) Instagram Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter On TikTok as DailyBaphirmations Coffee Hour is the third TUESDAY of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco!

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Aug 10

1 hr 38 min

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 Satanist? To help us get some anti-answers, we’re joined by Professor Robert Fuller.   SHOW LINKS Naming the Antichrist, by Robert Fuller Fodors: Satanic Temple Chef, by La Carmina Bible passages: 2 Thessalonians 1 John Revelation Against Heresies, by Iraneus Christ & Antichrist, by Hippolytus City of God, by Augustine Lucifer: The Devil In the Middle Ages, by Jeffrey Burton Russell The Devil & the Jews, by Joshua Trachtenberg The Guardian: One In Four Think Obama May Be Antichrist   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 Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter On TikTok as DailyBaphirmations Coffee Hour is the third TUESDAY of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco!

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Jul 27

1 hr 35 min

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 Feminism by Par Faxneld The Invention of Satanism by Dyrendal, Lewis, and Petersen Lure of the Sinister by Gareth Medway Satanism: The Feared Religion (non-SS version) by Peter Gilmore Speak of the Devil by Joseph Laycock   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 Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter On TikTok as DailyBaphirmations Coffee Hour is the third TUESDAY of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco!

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Jul 13

2 hr

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 YouTube! BMA: The Drawn Devil BMA: History of Baphomet BMA: The VVitching Hour BMA: Silver Screen Satan BMA: The Omening BMA: Satan In the Bible BMA: A Merry Little Krampus BMA: Doom BMA: Lilith Fare BMA: Satanists Read the Bible II BMA: Scapegoats BMA: Paradise Lost BMA: Faustus BMA: The Highgate Vampire BMA: Names of the Devil II   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 Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter On TikTok as DailyBaphirmations Coffee Hour is the third Thursday of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco!

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Jun 29

2 hr 19 min

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 Disability In Art History The Problem With Exorcism Ableism In the Church   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 Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter On TikTok as DailyBaphirmations Coffee Hour is the third Thursday of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco!

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Jun 15

1 hr 50 min

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 familiars so much.   SHOW LINKS Satanic Temple Idaho's diaper drive Screenrant: What Sons of Sam Gets Wrong Dr. Andrea Kitta's Mis-Purr-Ceptions Ash's recommended cat charity: Kittens First Washington Post: How Cats Bewitched Us Archive.org: Trifles of Courtiers History Collection: Why the Pope Implicated Cats MDPI: Witches, Familiars, & Humans Iowa State Univesity: Reformers On Sorcery The Great Courses Daily: Myths Around Templars The Templar Knight: Templars & The Head of Baphomet Snopes: Murderous Moggies Snopes: Cat Sacrifices? My Cat From Hell's "Butter Cat" episode   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 Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter On TikTok as DailyBaphirmations Coffee Hour is the third Thursday of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco!

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Jun 1

2 hr 2 min

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 What Jesus Preached Washington Post: Hell On Earth Plato's Republic Apocalypse of Peter Harrowing Of Hell The Gospel of Nicodemus Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica Weird Historian: Hell For Children The Sight of Hell Snopes: The Well To Hell   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 Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter On TikTok as DailyBaphirmations Coffee Hour is the third Thursday of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco!

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May 18

1 hr 59 min

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 Twitter Instagram Patreon Tabitha Slander’s Instagram Discord server   SATANIC BAY AREA Website Facebook Twitter (as @SatanicSF) Instagram Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter On TikTok as DailyBaphirmations Coffee Hour is the third Thursday of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco!

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May 4

2 hr 11 min

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.com Daily Satan on Instagram Satanic Bay Area's Patron Sinner Ballot Satanic Bay Area's Patron Sinner Nominees FFRF Alabama License Plates Abarim Publications Book of Watchers Apocalypse of Abraham Jewish Encyclopedia How the Serpent Became Satan Book of Enoch The Guide & the Seducer Astaroth: Goddess To Demon Letter From Selden To Jonson Baphomet, Britannica Moloch, New World Encyclopedia Isaac Asmiov's "The Dead Past" The Cult of Moloch Arabic For Nerds Iblis, Interfaith Now   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 Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter On TikTok as DailyBaphirmations Coffee Hour is the third Thursday of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco!

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Apr 20

2 hr 1 min

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 @hannahslammagwa CBS: Nike Gets Restraining Order GoFundMe: Support Melissa Cheng's Lawyer Fees and Med Leave   LISTENER TESTIMONIALS Will: My story begins at the end of a lengthy relationship involving some important life choices, and subsequently during an upsurge of seriously Satanic self-study, during which my partner at the time looks to me and says, “That shit hasn't done you a bit of good." I explained the meaning of the rituals, what they were designed for and who did the designing, I attempted to share what was happening to me, the joys and despairs that I was finding whilst I explored my inner landscapes, to no avail. After the split, years passed and I resigned myself to the notion that I wasn't going to meet someone, and yet unbeknownst to me at the time I already had met my future partner, another non-Satanist, 30 years prior! Being forward as a practicing Satanist whilst experiencing life with someone who is not a Satanist has truly helped me in my endeavors. Having the bonus of a lover who understands the qualities of my intent aside from my religion is most important, and the trust and support of an intimate ally, someone that you are able to discuss what has been gleaned from your subjective universe is extremely rewarding. As in any domestic partnership, there are storms. However, as a couple, we love the occasionally stunning flashes of clarity that can accompany them. Melissa: At first I was very scared to come out as a Satanist to my significant other due to the fear of scaring him off. We didn’t really talk about religion until I had worn one of my favorite Blackcraft shirts that says "Satan is my Daddy.” I told him I am a Satanist and he looked kind of in shock and he just replied with a "Oh" and we continued on with our date. He himself was never really religious but grew up in a Christian household just like myself, and he would slowly get into Satanism and attend Satanist events with me. We are both now Satanists and happy together. However, it does interfere with his side of the family: I remember the first time I was going to meet his family (Catholics) and I had to wear a hoodie over one of my tarot card shirts. There is still a little discomfort from them when I wear those particular pieces of clothing but I asked them to judge me as a person and not my religious preference. My fiancé however has not come out yet to his family as a Satanist. I would love to have a satanic wedding but I know family members from both sides of our families would not attend. I myself have had conflict with my family over my beliefs, especially when I was pregnant. Satanism has brought us closer and we are happily engaged and we have our little beautiful family. Geo Linder: I live in Nebraska, and if you aren’t a god-fearing Christian, you’re the devil. I used to not tell my suitors about my beliefs unless they specifically asked, but very recently I said “fuck that.” If they can’t respect what I think and believe, they’re not worth my time. I am currently in a very loving relationship with a very open-minded Catholic man (who is actually from the Bay Area); he accidentally found out when we were FaceTiming and he saw my Sigil of Baphomet. After having to explain myself and my stances, he was very interested and didn’t mind, especially after calming his fears of human sacrifice. Yes, our beliefs are vastly different, but it leads to very educated, open, and civil discussions and helps us get a better understanding of each other. Brittany: So I told my mom, who told my grandma, who told everyone else, and now I’m disowned and don’t talk to my uncles or aunts. My grandma finally understood what I was explaining about how we don’t worship Satan; my mom and siblings were always cool with it. I think what makes it worse is I already came out as lesbian and now I’m a Satanist, so they really don’t want me around. It is a first date convo for me, I don’t like getting into a talking phase before I say what I am. Lots of people don’t like or accept Satanists, so I’d rather get it out in the open first. Satanist Next Door: I’ve usually ended up with partners who are pagan, Wiccan, or atheists. Christians tend to stay far away from me due to their own superstitions and misconceptions. I recently had an experience in a small town where the residents were harassing my girlfriend for "associating with devil worshippers." It wasn't the main reason we parted ways, but it certainly didn't help. I moved to a different town and now have a girlfriend who is supportive of my "faithlessness." Jodie: A couple of years ago I came out of a 13-year relationship which I have since come to realize was emotionally abusive. If I had discovered Satanism during the relationship, I would have hidden it from my then-partner, as he would have been entirely dismissive of it. Being newly single in my 30s is actually liberating, and I found Satanism and the tenets helpful in being able to express myself and learn. It's not a topic that came up in subsequent dating - my goal was to meet someone who shared my desire not to have children. But naturally that seemed to align with the types of guys I was interested in; when I met my current boyfriend, I had no issues bringing it up with him. He's Irish and on paper is Catholic, but that's where it ends. He encourages me to be my best self, to get tattoos if I want them, to express myself. He's not really interested in Satanism, but it's wonderful to have met someone who encourages me to live deliciously. Alex: Satanism has been an integral part of my life for years. My wife had always seemed like she was okay with it, even embraced it to a certain point. She would buy me things for my altar and we would discuss Satanism openly. Very recently, we separated; it was brought to light that she had always hated the fact that I was a Satanist. Both of us were raised Catholic and unfortunately I think her still-Catholic mother got into her head because she began saying things like I was bringing "dark" energy into my house. Katiya: My most recent relationship completely imploded due to my Satanic faith. It was a traditional American love story, American trans Satanist meets African Muslim and a lesbian affair is ignited. Her friends and family were completely fine with me being a trans woman and her being in a lesbian relationship, but me being a Satanist was the line that couldn't be crossed. She kept trying to hide my religion from them. I wasn't willing to hide my faith, she wasn't willing to accept it and alas things ended. Miles: I met my partner through Satanic Bay Area. We both independently attended [and still attend] SBA meetings and events and after meeting each other over time we eventually started to date. Satanism brought us together and is something we share in our relationship. Though I have experience being in relationships with differing religious backgrounds, I do appreciate sharing similar religious beliefs with my partner. Dev: I'm a gay Satanist and my partner is a non-religious atheist. Religion isn't a big part of our relationship at all, as my partner has zero interest in any religion. I love him very much just the way he is and the fact that he isn't a Satanist doesn't bother me one bit. He isn't bothered by Satanism, even though he says he finds it a little weird. I get my Satanic fill from podcasts, Discord discussions, online videos, books and the occasional local Satanic gathering and Black Mass. When my partner isn't around and I'm feeling Satany and Witchy, I will perform a ritual or meditate or a combination of both. I honestly prefer doing those things on my own. Satanism hasn't brought us together, but it also hasn't caused any rifts either. Ryan: I identify as Satanic because of a first date: After a few cocktails we discovered our mutual love of horror, metal, Satanic values, and general debauchery. It turns out this woman coincidentally had bartended in Salem and met Lucien, along with other TST members. She explained that TST is a unique sect of Satanism; prior to that night I hadn’t realized that the cool folks who put up Baphomet statues were unique from the Church of Satan. I finally realized I should identify as a Satanist before an atheist, instead of vice versa. I've used dating apps in the south, but at first didn’t explicitly state my religion. When I eventually did I was surprised by how many women explicitly identified that as their immediate attraction. I have no problem bringing it up on the first date, if it’s applicable to our conversation. FloFloFlomingle: I don’t have it under my dating profiles, but do have it on my Instagram. I usually don’t mention it until after the first date, [and then] only if religion comes up. They are usually taken aback, but I explain the tenets and they calm down. I make sure to not date people practicing Christianity/god-based religions because I feel will cause most conflict. My ex was Catholic, but only when convenient. He never had an issue with it but it did take him a bit to get used to the religious elements and holidays. Another ex seemed interested in joining, but we broke up shortly afterwards. Jarod: Where I live, if you’re a Satanist, you live a rather lonely life. The last girl I was with didn't know until she seen my pentagrams and things; it winded up causing conflict with her mother. She wanted me to pretty much leave my religion, and I said no. In this town, if you don't hold up for Christianity no one wants anything to do with you, and those who are satanist in my area or even in Indiana are pretty much suppressed. If there are more Satanists in my state, not many show it.   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 Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter On TikTok as DailyBaphirmations Coffee Hour is the third Thursday of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco!

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Apr 6

1 hr 54 min

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 have Evie from the Satanic Housewife.   SHOW LINKS Vancouver is Awesome: No, Yaletown's new public art was not made by the 'Penis Satan' guy Evie, the Satanic Housewife: website, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook NobelPrize.org: Anatole France biography Virginia Quarterly Review: Anatole France obituary, 1925 Jew Oughta Know podcast: The Dreyfus Affair Lilith Starr: Satan as Humanitarian Hero in "Revolt of the Angels" Amazon: Revolt of the Angels (free on Kindle) YouTube: Revolt of the Angels audiobook   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 Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter On TikTok as DailyBaphirmations Coffee Hour is the third Thursday of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco!

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Mar 23

1 hr 58 min

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 meantime, check out the International Vampire Film & Arts Festival online. Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Elisa Hansen's Maven of the Eventide YouTube channel, Patreon, and Twitter Cops linked 1972 death of teen girl to possible Satanic ritual. Newly revealed cold case photos show otherwise History of Highgate Cemetery My London: The hunt for a vampire in Highgate Cemetery that led to a real magician feud The Highgate Vampire – Did a 1970s Nosferatu Stalk a London Cemetery? Amazon: Raising the Devil, Bill Ellis, 2000 Amazon: Satanic Feminism, Per Faxneld, 2017   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 Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter On TikTok as DailyBaphirmations Coffee Hour is the third Thursday of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco!

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Mar 9

1 hr 50 min

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 on YouTube at the links below, you can download the audio podcast version of the show in your regular podcast feed (soon to come!), or you can join us on Tuesday evening (February 23, 2021) to watch and chat with everyone on our YouTube livestream!  Watch on YouTube anytime Watch FaustFest on the Black Mass Appeal YouTube channel whenever you want! Watch PART ONE Watch PART TWO Livestream together with us Watch the show on YouTube and with the Black Mass Appeal hosts and audience! Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Starts at 7 PM Pacific / 10 PM Eastern CLICK HERE to join the livestream   PERFORMER LINKS Nightmare Nonsense Instagram Spotify Venmo: @William-Simpson-14 Papaya Solid Rocket Instagram Facebook YouTube SoundCloud Osiris Dementia Instagram Facebook SoundCloud PayPal: OsirisD757 @gmail.com Kaptain Bottletop Website Facebook Instagram Venmo: @Lee-Corbie-Wells Gordo Loco Website Instagram Twitter Spotify Apple Music Venmo: @JFKSBY Doctor God Facebook Instagram BandCamp Spotify Venmo: @aprylelectra Bernt Strom Instagram Facebook YouTube Venmo: @berntstrom Satan Club Instagram Venmo: @botulism_sauce Slôdder Instagram Facebook YouTube BandCamp PayPal: info @pactasuntservanda.se Lazermortis Website Facebook Instagram Twitter SoundCloud BandCamp PayPal Lix Tetrix YouTube PayPal: lixtetrixmusic @gmail.com Jimothy Scrivens Facebook YouTube Reverb Nation CashApp: $Jimothy999 Fuzzy Slippers Facebook Instagram YouTube Byronic Sex & Exile Website Instagram Facebook Twitter BandCamp   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 Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter On TikTok as DailyBaphirmations Coffee Hour is the third Thursday of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco!

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Feb 24

1 hr 24 min

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, Instagram, Facebook, and her blog Dr. John Skutlin on Twitter and Facebook "Satanic Show and Tell" on Twitter Goth in Japan: finding identity in a spectacular subculture Roadtrippers: Salem’s Satanic Temple hosts macabre art and movie nights in a former funeral home The Daily Beast: Descend Into the World’s 10 Most Devilish Destinations LA Weekly: Western Goth vs Japanese Goth: La Carmina explains the difference University of San Francisco: Fashioning Tattooed Bodies: An Exploration of Japan’s Tattoo Stigma   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 Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter On TikTok as DailyBaphirmations Coffee Hour is the third Thursday of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco!

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Feb 9

1 hr 48 min

A preview of our brand new, Patreon-exclusive bonus show exploring the strangest things that the Internet's strangest people believe about Satanism.

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Feb 2

13 min 59 sec

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 Magazine: Adult Performer Matthew Camp's Home Torched In Suspected Hate Attack Matthew Camp's GoFundMe Six Carter's GoFundMe Watch Anything for Jackson on Shudder Anything for Jackson on IMDb Wikipedia: Grimorium Verum   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 Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter On TikTok as DailyBaphirmations Coffee Hour is the third Thursday of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco!

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Jan 26

1 hr 34 min

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 List Zombie Grrlz Patreon Patheos: Idaho Pub Faces Backlash National Criminal Justice Reference Service: Investigator's Guide to Allegations of Ritual Child Abuse Clark County Prosecutor: Sean Sellers YouTube: The Infamous Geraldo Special YouTube: Law Enforcement Guide To Satanic Cults (fucking nuts) Unresolved: John Doe 60 SF Weekly: Case Study: Clifford St. Joseph Sydney Morning Herald: Night Stalker Obituary A&E TV: Childhood To Blame For Night Stalker? Viral Nova: Questionnaire For Ramirez Atlas Obscura: Ritual Sacrifice & Son of Sam NBC News: Did Son of Sam Act Alone? Pacific Standard: The Conviction of Things Not Seen   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 Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter On TikTok as DailyBaphirmations Coffee Hour is the third Thursday of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco!

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Jan 12

2 hr 1 min

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 Thinks Planned Parenthood Works With Satanists David Davalos's website Wittenberg, by David Davalos Children of Lucifer, by Rubin Van Luijk, 2016 Lure of the Sinister, by Gareth Medway, 2001 Letter from 16th century German Abbott Johannes Trithemius, talking shit about a guy named Faust Encyclopedia of Ideas: Motif in Literature: The Faust Theme Wisconsin Magazine of History on Dr. Johann Fust  The Faust Book The Paris Review: One Devil Too Many - Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus at four hundred “Faust, Art, & Religion,” Kenneth Kierans, Kings College, 2003 Wishbone's Faust on YouTube   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 Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter On TikTok as DailyBaphirmations Coffee Hour is the third Thursday of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco!

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Dec 2020

2 hr 9 min

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 this sun Satanic retelling of a holiday classic -- but first, a word from the author... "This is a loyal adaptation of Dickens’ original text. Seriously, I feel strongly about the continuation of traditions, and our Satanic principles are the most important traditions of all. I think Dickens would be on our side in modern society. This is a serious, academic exercise and in no way an excuse to make booby jokes and beat up on Christians. Look, there will be anti-capitalist and pro-queer material in this drama. Just like Dickens would have wanted."

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Dec 2020

49 min 49 sec

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 pasture.   SHOW LINKS Satanic Bay Area: A Very Satanic Gift Guide Making Waves (the film sound documentary whose title Simone couldn't think of) The Local: Today In Sweden - Sweden's ill-fated yule goat is back The Local: How the julbock went from demonic creature to straw figure IMDb: Letters to Satan Claus Syfy: Letters to Satan Claus trailer Emma's Instagram   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 Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter On TikTok as DailyBaphirmations (In normal times) Coffee Hour is the third Thursday of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco!

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Dec 2020

1 hr 16 min

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 Under Fire from Catholic Protestors Regain Records: History of the Black Metal Music Genre Shades Of Black: The History and Evolution of Black Metal Dr. Peter Pichler: The Cultural History of Black Metal Theory and Philosophy The Perichoresis of Black Metal Music, Art and Philosophy Life in Norway: The Story of Norwegian Black Metal The Guardian: 'Before you know it, it's not a big deal to kill a man': Norwegian black metal's murderous past Kerrang!: Satanic terrorism grips Britain Documentary: Until the Light Takes Us (2008) Film: Lords of Chaos (2018)   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 Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter On TikTok as DailyBaphirmations Coffee Hour is the third Thursday of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco!

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Dec 2020

1 hr 48 min

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 question: just what is "Satanic art" really?   SHOW LINKS For more information on submissions to Hannah Hellcat's "Baby Soup for the Satanic Soul," please email hannahslamma AT gmail.com. Submissions close December 1, 2020. Right Wing Watch: Mark Taylor Says Christians Who Voted For Biden Have Cursed Their Families for Generations to Come   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 Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter On TikTok as DailyBaphirmations Coffee Hour is the third Thursday of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco!

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Nov 2020

1 hr 38 min

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 holiday season near we’ve brought in our friend Kyle from Super 7 to help us unbox those fears.   SHOW LINKS Jezebel: Thank the Satanic Panic for Beetlejuice, The Addams Family, and the Golden Age of Creepy Kids' Shit Super 7 toys website, Instagram Kyle Wlodyga website, Instagram Snopes: Pokémon Was Originally Designed for Satanists Gawker: The Duggars' Homeschool Cult: Cabbage Patch Dolls Are Possessed By Satan DemonBuster.com: Troll Dolls Gizmodo: Don't Make Toy Genitals Interactive Gizmodo: The Real Reason Chucky Is a Robot Now   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 TikTok: Daily Baphirmations Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter Coffee Hour is the third Thursday of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco!

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Nov 2020

2 hr 1 min

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 treating itself safely for the holiday season, and in the news, a priest is in a tight spot over his unholy trinity...   SHOW LINKS New Orleans Bishop Burns Altar Where Priest Had Threesome Support Melissa Cheng's Lawyer Fees and Med Leave The Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magic Cornell University, What is a Witch? Douglas Linder, A Brief History of Witchcraft Persecutions Papal Bull on witchcraft, 1484 Malleus Maleficarum on Wikipedia Tracy Borman, King James: The King Who Hunted Witches King James's Demonology on Wikipedia C. L'Estrange Ewen, Witch Hunting and Witch Trials New England Historical Society, The Witch Who Could Not Be Stopped   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 Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter On TikTok as "Daily Baphirmations" Coffee Hour is the third Thursday of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco!

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Oct 2020

1 hr 51 min

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 on this show, but we’re ready to listen as Satan Speaks!… regardless of what comes out of his mouth! (Okay, we're not THAT excited about this book, but we wanted to fit LaVey's punctuation style...!) SHOW LINKS BMA Audio Drama! In Gods We Trust! Daily Baphirmations, TikTok! The Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pushed Me To Join the Satanic Temple! LaVey Obituary! Church of Satan Goes To Hell! Satan's Den In Disrepair!  Satan Speaks! Feral House!   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! Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter! Coffee Hour is the third Thursday of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco!

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Oct 2020

2 hr 30 min

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) Daniel Walker (Narrator)

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Sep 2020

25 min 21 sec

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: Host Accused of “Satanic Rituals” In Airbnb University of Turin: How Religions View Food The Atlantic: Purity Through Food: How Religious Ideas Sell Diets The Cooking Channel: 9 Foods with Religious Symbolism Britannica: Analysis Of The Rite Of Sacrifice Boston.com: How one chef is bringing the devil to the dinner table Rolling Stone: Sympathy for the Devil   GET IN TOUCH WITH BLACK MASS APPEAL Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon Tabitha Slander’s Instagram Discord server Leave a voicemail any time! Just call 1 (415) 579-2055.   SATANIC BAY AREA Website Facebook Twitter (as @SatanicSF) Instagram Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter Coffee Hour is the third Thursday of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco

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Sep 2020

2 hr 11 min

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 Nonbelievers' website Black Nonbelievers on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram   GET IN TOUCH WITH BLACK MASS APPEAL Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon Tabitha Slander’s Instagram Discord server Leave a voicemail any time! Just call 1 (415) 579-2055.   SATANIC BAY AREA Website Facebook Twitter (as @SatanicSF) Instagram Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter Coffee Hour is the third Thursday of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco

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Sep 2020

1 hr 57 min

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 contestants. Be sure to watch the video version of the show on our YouTube channel! Praise, condemnation, questions, and your team's answers can be sent to blackmassappealpod@gmail.com.   TRIVIA QUESTIONS! (Scroll down for answers at the bottom of the page.) ROUND ONE: SATAN In Dante’s Inferno, who was Satan munching on in the icy Ninth Circle? (Three points) In the book of Revelation, how many heads does the “the beast from the sea” have? How many crowns? (Two points) Most folks know the “number of the beast” in Revelation is 666. What’s the alternative number that is sometimes given as the “number of the beast”? What person is this number thought to represent? (Two points) In the Book of Job, God issued two conditions before allowing Satan to fuck with Job. What were they, in order? (Two points) In Paradise Lost, Book 1, Satan is the first character to speak. Who answers him (and is the second character to speak)? (One point) Embarrassingly few women have played the devil in film. Name one. (One point) A mosaic in the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo in Ravenna, Italy, is thought to be the first depiction of Satan in art. What’s unusual about this Satan? (One point) How many times is the name “Lucifer” mentioned in the Bible? (One point) Name the actor who played Black Phillip (in human form) in the movie The Witch. (One point) Name the goat who played Black Phillip (in goat form) in the movie The Witch. (One point)   ROUND TWO: SATANISM Name Anton LaVey’s three children. (Three points) TST’s Baphomet statue was designed for installation at what state capitol… and was later used at a protest at what other state capitol? (Two points) In 1975, Michael Aquino left the Church of Satan and performed a ritual where Satan revealed to Aquino his true name. What was it? (One point) The United Aspects of Satan follows the “Baphomet Principle.” What is it? (One point) What sect of Satanism, founded in 2009, is known for their “11 Neoteric Guidelines”? (One point) What is the sixth tenet of the Satanic Temple? (One point) Jex Blackmore, former spokesperson for the Satanic Temple, is now an independent activist and artist. What was the name of her 2019 art exhibit in Chicago? (One point) The United Aspects of Satan’s holidays are feasts celebrating certain “aspects” of Satan. The feast that aligns with the winter solstice in December is the feast of whom? (One point) What was the last book written by Anton LaVey, which was released the year following his death? (One point) Why does the Order of Nine Angles suck? (One point)   ROUND THREE: BLACK MASS APPEAL One of the events leading up to the formation of Black Mass Appeal was Simone writing an email about Satanism -- and having it read on-air -- to what other major podcast? (One point) Apple recently changed the name of its podcasts app, leading to great confusion when trying to read the reviews. What was the original name of the app, and its new name? (Two points) In 2019, BMA guest John Romero (Episode 46) released a “new episode” (or “megawad”) of his classic video game Doom. What was the title of this new episode? (One point) Name another podcast that the BMA hosts have appeared on. (One point) Former BMA guest, director Penny Lane (Episode 45), has 12 documentary directing credits. Name one of her films OTHER than “Hail Satan?” (One point) Give the first names of the two primary members of the band Twin Temple (who were guests on Episode 43). (Two points) Who has been on Black Mass Appeal the most as a guest? (One point) Members of what Michigan-based Satanic group appeared on episode 52 to share their experience going to a Bob Larson exorcism? (One point) What day of the week do new episodes of BMA drop? (One point) What’s the country that was once inexplicably left in a show sheet and sends the hosts into fits of giggles when mentioned? (One point)   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 Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter Coffee Hour is the third Thursday of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco   ANSWERS ROUND ONE: SATAN In Dante’s Inferno, who was Satan munching on in the icy Ninth Circle? (Three points) Judas Iscariot, Marcus Junius Brutus, and Gaius Cassius Longinus. In the book of Revelation, how many heads does the “the beast from the sea” have? How many crowns? (Two points) 7 heads, 10 crowns. Most folks know the “number of the beast” in Revelation is 666. What’s the alternative number that is sometimes given as the “number of the beast”? What person is this number thought to represent? (Two points) 616, Emperor Nero. In the Book of Job, God issued two conditions before allowing Satan to fuck with Job. What were they, in order? (Two points) 1. You cannot harm him physically. 2. You can harm him physically, but you can’t kill him. In Paradise Lost, Book 1, Satan is the first character to speak. Who answers him (and is the second character to speak)? (One point) Beelzebub Embarrassingly few women have played the devil in film. Name one. (One point) Elizabeth Hurley, Bedazzled; Jennifer Love Hewitt, Shortcut to Happiness; Rosalinda Celentano, The Passion of the Christ; Angelica Huston, Seraphim Falls. Will accept Emmanuelle Seigner (as The Girl), The Ninth Gate. A mosaic in the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo in Ravenna, Italy, is thought to be the first depiction of Satan in art. What’s unusual about this Satan? (One point) He’s wearing blue (not the stereotypical red). How many times is the name “Lucifer” mentioned in the Bible? (One point) Once. Name the actor who played Black Phillip (in human form). (One point) Daniel Wahab Chaudhry. Name the goat who played Black Phillip (in goat form). (One point) Charlie.   ROUND TWO: SATANISM Name Anton LaVey’s three children. (Three points) Zeena, Karla, and Satan Xerxes. TST’s Baphomet statue was designed for installation at what state capitol… and was later used at a protest at what other state capitol? (Two points) Oklahoma City and Little Rock, AR. In 1975, Michael Aquino left the Church of Satan and performed a ritual where Satan revealed to Aquino his true name. What was it? (One point) Set. The United Aspects of Satan follows the “Baphomet Principle.” What is it? (One point) Self-motivation balanced with compassion and reason, in all things. What sect of Satanism, founded in 2009, is known for their “11 Neoteric Guidelines”? (One point) Church of Rational Satanism. What is the sixth tenet of the Satanic Temple? (One point) “People are fallible. If one makes a mistake, one should do one's best to rectify it and resolve any harm that might have been caused.” Jex Blackmore, former spokesperson for the Satanic Temple, is now an independent activist and artist. What was the name of her 2019 art exhibit in Chicago? (One point) Sex Militant. The United Aspects of Satan’s holidays are feasts celebrating certain “aspects” of Satan. The feast that aligns with the winter solstice in December is the feast of whom? (One point) The Feast of Ba’al. What was the last book written by Anton LaVey, which was released the year following his death? (One point) Satan Speaks! (I'll begrudgingly accept Letters from the Devil, 2010.) Why does the Order of Nine Angles suck? (One point) Because they’re fucking Nazis that’s why.   ROUND THREE: BLACK MASS APPEAL One of the events leading up to the formation of Black Mass Appeal was Simone writing an email about Satanism -- and having it read on-air -- to what other major podcast? (One point) My Favorite Murder. Apple recently changed the name of its podcasts app, leading to great confusion when trying to read the reviews. What was the original name of the app, and its new name? (Two points) iTunes, Apple Podcasts. In 2019, BMA guest John Romero (Episode 46) released a “new episode” (or “megawad”) of his classic video game Doom. What was the title of this new episode? (One point) Sigil. Name another podcast that the BMA hosts have appeared on. (One point) Bizarre States, Naked Diner, Sacred Tension, Let’s Be Omnist. Former BMA guest, director Penny Lane (Episode 45), has 12 documentary directing credits. Name one of her films OTHER than “Hail Satan?” (One point) Nellie Bly Makes the News (Documentary short) Hail Satan? (Documentary) The Pain of Others (Documentary) Normal Appearances (Short) Just Add Water: The Story of the Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys (Documentary short) Nuts! (Documentary) Our Nixon (Documentary) The Voyagers (Documentary short) The Commoners (Documentary short) Sittin' on a Million (Documentary short) (co-director) The Abortion Diaries (Documentary short) We Are the Littletons: A True Story (Documentary short) Give the first names of the two primary members of the band Twin Temple (who were guests on Episode 43). (Two points) Alexandra and Zachary James. Who has been on Black Mass Appeal the most as a guest? (One point) Brigid Breed, SBA member. (Episodes 6, 7, 10, and 16). Followed by Detryck Von Doom (3 shows). Members of what Michigan-based Satanic group appeared on episode 52 to share their experience going to a Bob Larson exorcism? (One point) Satanhaus. What day of the week do new episodes of BMA drop? (One point) Tuesday. What’s the country that was once inexplicably left in a show sheet and sends the hosts into fits of giggles when mentioned? (One point) Greece.

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Aug 2020

2 hr 3 min

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 reading of the most influential Satanic rhetoric in Paradise Lost, we are joined by Bella from the Satanic Bookroom. Praise, condemnation, questions, and cherubs making frowny faces can be sent to blackmassappealpod@gmail.com.   SHOW LINKS The Daily Beast: Trump’s New Favorite COVID Doctor Believes in Alien DNA, Demon Sperm, and Hydroxychloroquine From Dartmouth's John Milton Reading Room, the full text of Paradise Lost Paradise Lost Audiobook John Milton, American Academy of Poets Scott Derrickson's "Paradise Lost" Adaptation   GET IN TOUCH WITH BLACK MASS APPEAL Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon Tabitha Slander’s Instagram Discord server Leave a voicemail any time! Just call 1 (415) 579-2055.   SATANIC BAY AREA Website Facebook Twitter (as @SatanicSF) Instagram Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter Coffee Hour is the third Thursday of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco

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Aug 2020

1 hr 52 min

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 always want to associate them with the devil? Here to help us forage over some of the history, we have Genevieve, executive director of City Grazing in San Francisco. Praise, condemnation, questions, and punny nicknames can be sent to blackmassappealpod@gmail.com.   SHOW LINKS Lilith and Uruk's Home Fund - Go Fund Me Posters claiming 'increased Satanic Cult activity' in the San Bernardino National Forest deemed fake City Grazing Wiley Online Library: Goat domestication and breeding: a jigsaw of historical, biological and molecular data with missing pieces PBS: The Story Of... Goats Encyclopedia.com: Sheep and Goats Slate: Why Are Goats Associated With the Devil, Like Black Phillip in The Witch? How the Devil Got His Hooves and Horns: The Origin of the Motif TheTorah.com: The Scapegoat Ritual and Its Ancient Near Eastern Parallels The Jewish Encyclopedia: Azazel Azazel/Book of Watchers The Demonization of Pan Grimm’s Fairy Tales, 1812, “The Lord’s Animals and the Devil’s” The Horror is Real: Goya’s supernatural works hide terrible truths about Spanish history   GET IN TOUCH WITH BLACK MASS APPEAL Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon Tabitha Slander’s Instagram Discord server Leave a voicemail any time! Just call 1 (415) 579-2055.   SATANIC BAY AREA Website Facebook Twitter (as @SatanicSF) Instagram Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter Coffee Hour is the third Thursday of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco

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Jul 2020

1 hr 50 min

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 European writers and artists from the 19th century who, yes, romanticized all things devilish. Here to help us explore that loving legacy, we have Michael Osiris Snuffin, lifelong Satanist and author of Introduction to Romantic Satanism. And in the news, the UK has a new angle on the worst Satanists in the world, and locally, the sun also rises on Satanic Bay Area’s big reunion. Praise, condemnation, questions, and overdue fees can be sent to blackmassappealpod@gmail.com.   SHOW LINKS Satanic Bay Area Solstice 2020 U.S. soldier's alleged connection to Satanic Nazi extremist group renews calls to ban it Amazon: Introduction to Romantic Satanism by Michael Osiris Snuffin Facebook: Introduction To Romantic Satanism Romanticism (Britannica) Azade Seyhan’s “What Is Romanticism” Inquiry Concerning Political Justice, William Godwin Percy Shelley’s “Defense of Poetry” Shelley’s "The Devil’s Walk" William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven & Hell Lord Byron, Cain Southey's Vision of Judgment Byron's Vision of Judgment Portraits of Byron in Order of Byroness George Sand, Consuelo (this link was hard to find)   GET IN TOUCH WITH BLACK MASS APPEAL Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon Tabitha Slander’s Instagram Discord server Leave a voicemail any time! Just call 1 (415) 579-2055.   SATANIC BAY AREA Website Facebook Twitter (as @SatanicSF) Instagram Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter Coffee Hour is the third Thursday of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco

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Jul 2020

1 hr 41 min

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 Beach City Attorney Draws Criticism Lesser Key of Solomon The Jewish Encyclopedia The BMA-BC's The Testament Of Solomon   GET IN TOUCH WITH BLACK MASS APPEAL Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon Tabitha Slander’s Instagram Discord server Leave a voicemail any time! Just call 1 (415) 579-2055.   SATANIC BAY AREA Website Facebook Twitter (as @SatanicSF) Instagram Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter Coffee Hour is the third Thursday of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco

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Jun 2020

1 hr 41 min

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 Destroy Sutro Baths? Raja M. Ali Saleem’s 2019 paper, “Religious Values & Worldviews” Peter Gilmore: Satanism: The Feared Religion Lillith Starr: The Happy Satanist Johnny Truant: Liberating the Satanic Feminine Church of Rational Satanism: Right, Left, What? CS Lewis, The Abolition of Man   GET IN TOUCH WITH BLACK MASS APPEAL Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon Tabitha Slander’s Instagram Discord server Leave a voicemail any time! Just call 1 (415) 579-2055.   SATANIC BAY AREA Website Facebook Twitter (as @SatanicSF) Instagram Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter Coffee Hour is the third Thursday of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco

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Jun 2020

2 hr 2 min

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 Hell Black Petunia Crafts Sigil Of Baphomet, Key To Black Magic Agrippa Pentagram Tetragrammaton, Robert Wilkinson Pentagram Of Set LaVey Sigil Symphony Of Symbols Sign Of the Horns Mystery Coven [NPR] Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls, album art Who Invented the Horns Yellow Submarine, 1966 Yellow Submarine, 1969 Unicursal Hexagram OTO, Hartford Thelemic Knights The Holy Seal Of the AA Babalon, Thelemapedia The Ancient Symbol That Spanned Millennia A Dictionary of Symbols, JE Cirlot, 2013 The Eye Of Providence Naming The Antichrist, Robert Fuller Procter & Gamble Satanic Conspiracy, Atlas Obscura P&G Wins Lawsuit Moorcock Forum   GET IN TOUCH WITH BLACK MASS APPEAL Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon Tabitha Slander’s Instagram Discord server Leave a voicemail any time! Just call 1 (415) 579-2055.   SATANIC BAY AREA Website Facebook Twitter (as @SatanicSF) Instagram Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter Coffee Hour is the third Thursday of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco

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May 2020

1 hr 57 min

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 HBO documentaries helped free three men convicted of murder Thank you to Satanic Portland, Satanic Arkansas, Capitol Area Satanists, Satanic Philadelphia, TST- Southern California, TST - Colorado, Satanic Idaho, Global Order of Satan, Satanic New Zealand, TST - New York City, TST - Dallas-Forth Worth, TST - Missouri (Ozarks Legion), and Satanic Australia for sharing your projects!   GET IN TOUCH WITH BLACK MASS APPEAL Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon Tabitha Slander’s Instagram Discord server Leave a voicemail any time! Just call 1 (415) 579-2055.   SATANIC BAY AREA Website Facebook Twitter (as @SatanicSF) Instagram Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter Coffee Hour is the third Thursday of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco

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May 2020

1 hr 35 min

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 the news, someone has been putting the screws to the Screwtape Letters.   SHOW LINKS Snopes: CS Lewis Quote Not From Lewis Nick Britton's "Demons to some, angels to others: An introduction to the class" Nick Britton's "Expressions of Evil"  The New Yorker: What do we mean by evil? Zoroastrianism and the Cosmic Conflict between Good and Evil Zoroastrianism, The Battle Between Good and Evil Encyclopedia Britannica: Messianic views John Edwards Le Bosquet: The Evil One The Center for Inquiry: The Lovecraft Theodicy: Cthulhu Has No Problem Of Evil   GET IN TOUCH WITH BLACK MASS APPEAL Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon Tabitha Slander’s Instagram Discord server Leave a voicemail any time! Just call 1 (415) 579-2055.   SATANIC BAY AREA Website Facebook Twitter (as @SatanicSF) Instagram Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter Coffee Hour is the third Thursday of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco

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Apr 2020

2 hr 5 min

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 watch when sequestered at home.   SHOW LINKS The Americans defying Palm Sunday quarantines: 'Satan's trying to keep us apart' Count Jackula on Twitch Count Jackula on Twitter Okay -- Daniel said he'd give a merch pack to anyone who watches all the movies we name-drop in this episode. Good luck... Tabitha: Eli Jackula: Satanic Panic Simone: The House of the Devil Daniel: American Satan Every other movie mentioned on the show... The Devil's Rain Incubus Jacob's Ladder Doctor Sleep Hush Alacarta Stand By Me Piranha 3D Slumber Party Massacre: Pt. 2 Dead Alive Clue Evil Dead 2 Tucker and Dale VS Evil Midsommar Ready Or Not The Inkeepers V/H/S ABCs of Death XX RoboCop 2 Manhunter When a Stranger Calls Last House on the Left The Witch Hereditary The Lighthouse The Shining The House of the Dead The Barrens True Blood (TV) The Devil's Rejects Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Pt. 2 Hostage of the Devil It Follows The Phantom of the Paradise Shock 'Em Dead Trick or Treat Rock and Roll Nightmare The Doors Fuckkkyouuu Wild Things Undercover Brother The World Is Not Enough Tomorrow Never Dies Die Another Day Hail Satan? An American Satan Paradise City (Streaming TV) Black Roses   GET IN TOUCH WITH BLACK MASS APPEAL Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon Tabitha Slander’s Instagram Discord server Leave a voicemail any time! Just call 1 (415) 579-2055.   SATANIC BAY AREA Website Facebook Twitter (as @SatanicSF) Instagram Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter Coffee Hour is the third Thursday of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco

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Apr 2020

2 hr 2 min

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 & Jake Christian Lawmaker Blames Satan After Twitter Poll Jack Chick Is Dead But His Horrible Ridiculous Cartoons Live On Satan, the pope, and Dungeons & Dragons: how Jack Chick's cartoons informed American fundamentalism Chick Tract Variations You can read Chick Tracts (with snarky commentary) at Boolean Union Poor Little Witch That's Baphomet The Last Generation Dark Dungeons   GET IN TOUCH WITH BLACK MASS APPEAL Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon Tabitha Slander’s Instagram Discord server Leave a voicemail any time! Just call 1 (415) 579-2055.   SATANIC BAY AREA Website Facebook Twitter (as @SatanicSF) Instagram Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter Coffee Hour is the third Thursday of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco

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Mar 2020

1 hr 45 min

To question is the essence of Satanism, so who are we to leave a question unanswered? We opened up our inbox so that all of our Unfaithful Listeners could ask their eternally burning questions, and we’ve got answers straight from Satan’s lips to your ears. It's time for another BMA AMA!

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Mar 2020

1 hr 59 min

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 Sinner! Satanic Bay Area's current list of Patron Sinners Congregation of Washington Satanists allowed to perform ritual at State Capitol Satanic Portland's Dark-Sided Drag   GET IN TOUCH WITH BLACK MASS APPEAL Facebook Twitter Instagram Patreon Tabitha Slander’s Instagram Discord server Leave a voicemail any time! Just call 1 (415) 579-2055.   SATANIC BAY AREA Website Facebook Twitter (as @SatanicSF) Instagram Sign up for Satanic Bay Area’s newsletter Coffee Hour is the third Thursday of every month from 6 – 8 pm at Wicked Grounds in San Francisco

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Mar 2020

1 hr 15 min

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 chicanery ever produced, Mike Warnke's The Satan Seller.

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Feb 2020

38 min 39 sec