About the Chapel
“Where God hath a temple, the Devil will have a chapel.”
(Robert Burton / 1577-1640 / The Anatomy of Melancholy, III)
Magus Anthony Gonzales (1999-2009), Founder and High PriestMagus Marvin “Knife” Sotelo (2009-2014), High PriestMagistra Mary Jane, High PriestessCentral Administrative Office:
The Satanic Chapel, 4253 Michigan Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90063-2666 USA
The Order of Hashashins:
Magus “Knife” Sotelo, 4253 Michigan Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90063-2666 USA
[Phone calls are NOT accepted or returned]
“The true name of Satan, the Kabalists say, is that of Yahveh reversed; for Satan is not a black God, but the negation of God. The Devil is the personification of Atheism or Idolatry. For the Initiates, this is not a person, but a force, created for good, but which may serve for evil. It is the instrument of Liberty or free will. They represent this Force, which presides over the physical generation, under the mythologic and horned form of the God Pan; thence the he-goat of the Sabbat, brother of the Ancient Serpent, and the light bearer or Phosphor, of which the poets have made the false Lucifer of the legend.” -Eliphas Levi “The History of Magic” (1860)
This is the official website of the Satanic Chapel (formerly known as the East Los Angeles Church of Satan) founded in the night of Halloween of 1999 (prior to the First Satanic Church by Karla LaVey) by High Priest Antonio Gonzales, a former member of the Church of Satan. It will be succeeded by “Knife” Sotelo, also a former Church of Satan member. The Satanic Chapel adopts from the Universal Life Church but are a seperate entity from them, we are Satanic in nature and were also the first to coin the phrase “Processive Satanism”. We were established due to the lack of a Satanic presence and are dedicated to the study of Satanism and the occult sciences. It is highly supported by the Sinagogue of Satan though the Satanic Chapel functions according to the rules and regulations based on “The Satanic Bible” by Anton Szandor LaVey. “Knife” Sotelo is the current administrator and is an ordained priest of the Sinagogue of Satan. The Satanic Chapel is headquartered and operates in the heart of East Los Angeles and accepts members internationally, it is recommended to those applicants living in the vicinity of Los Angeles County or within a reasonable distance there of.
“A religion old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the universe as revealed by modern science, might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by the conventional faiths. Sooner or later, such a religion will emerge.” – Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot (1994)
The Satanic Chapel is an international “business” so to speak, we are Universal. What do we mean when we say Universal? “Satanists are born, not made.” Therefore we have people as well as congregations all around the world. The sun never sets on the Satanic Chapel. We have, within this church, a very liberal type of religion, but, we also have conservative types of people. Satanism is Universal. The Satanic Chapel acts as a global network for satanic organizations that promotes a general knowledge and acceptance of the concept of individual rights and responsibility, yes we are a non-denominational church. Satanism spreads the seed, the light and philosophy of freedom throughout the world. It encourages self reliance and freedom along with social responsibility. It supports those that would be trampled asunder by the mob mentality of the society be it they that show the understanding and responsibility, the philosophy of Satanism teaches. It supports individual rights to life, liberty, acquired property and the pursuit of truth and happiness. It supports all religions right to exist and individual right to belief. Freedom means breaking away from the status quo almost like when Satan broke ranks from God and became the first revolutionist (freedom fighter). The aim and the goals of the chapel is to usher in the great satanic age and to hasten the displacement of the crumbling and decaying Christian churches and the religions and governments so that those who are unprepared for these changes will most certainly perish, so that those who put their faith in foolish politicians, stagnant government and hypocritical religions shall be most certainly be doomed. The chapel exists to give subcultures and minority religions a legal connection to their beliefs that can be used in a court of law if the need arises such as housing, job discrimination, harassment and insuring religious rights while in the military services (this includes religious sacraments i.e. Cannabis
). The chapel makes everyone an inverted star of the serpent and the epopt of the illuminati. It accomplishes the great work of spiritual and material evolution through religious and scientific method. The chapel gives the voiceless a voice and the weak strength. The chapel supports the rights of diversity and of the individuals right to freedom. It supports and accepts all religions right to exist, but do not entangle their freedom in politics, ethics and actions of other groups. The chapel has a priesthood and offers ordination through Universal Life Church Headquarters. Our activities, newsletters and memberships are mostly done offline, the reason for this is simply that we are primarily an offline organization, and doing things in the real world has proven to be a more effective way of weeding out lunatics, and fakes hiding behind computers. If you would like to apply for membership via internet visit our membership page for more information.
“It’s impossible to create a complete model of Satanism, even if using all of the information on Satanism that are in books. There will inevitably be huge variation in how different individuals practice their own variation or derivation of the satanic religion. Satanism without a doubt has changed over time and allowed a vast amount of local and/or family variation.” -“Knife” Sotelo
* The Satanic Chapel and its congregations activities are often dictated by its location, Los Angeles being one of the main media centers of the world. We’ve sometimes been called upon to represent Satanism in the many media forms including documentary films, television, books, magazines, etc. Other activities include ritual practices, instructional meetings, get-togethers, etc.
* If you wish to inquire about membership in the Satanic Chapel you may do so by signing up on this website.
“…many people profess satanic beliefs, though somewhat obscurely. (LaVeyan) Satanism remains a much neglected topic of inquiry. Given their prevalence, non-theistic notions of deity have not received the kind of careful philosophical attention they deserve. Certainly the central claims of satanism are prima facie no more “fantastic” than the central claims of theism and probably a deal less so.” – Antonio Gonzales (2000)
This religion/philosophy/belief is based on Anton Szandor LaVey’s theory of Satanism as described in his work “The Satanic Bible”, from which the quote at the top of the main page was taken. Anton Szandor LaVey’s theory on Satanism is and will always be about Freedom like those of the Satanists today (Modern Satanists), we will go far as proclaim that we are the “True path of LaVeyan Satanism”. We do however have a close connection with Stanton LaVey (Anton LaVeys Grandson), he was born and raised in the Church of Satan and has proved our instigation against the Church of Satan as well as also proving almost the whole Satanic Community that the once so great organization has failed so miserably since the death of Anton LaVey, although Stanton wants nothing to do with the Church of Satan he’s still keeping them in business. The Satanic Chapel cannot be denied nor can we deny being a direct descendant of the Church of Satan.
“The reason they fear me is personal for each one of them. I am the mirror that reflects all of their lies back at them. I’m the fire that burns away their Satanic facades. They see the Doctor when they look into my eyes and they see him looking at them with hate, disgust and shame.” -Stanton LaVey (2006)
As members of the Satanic Chapel you have the right to do as you will as it is true freedom, as you see we do not work in the boundaries of the laws because many of us weren’t consulted when the goddamn laws were made, instead nameless faceless politicians the so called protectors of the moral majority decide what is right and what is wrong, honestly that’s all bullshit, LaVeyan Satanist’s got through life with their own personal code of ethics. That way, if within the constructs of our own reality we do things that are illegal, so be it! We feel no guilt whatsoever and furthermore if we were to abide by the social weight of the system by hearing the laws that we do not truly believe in then we would be extinguishing the very fire of patriotism and individuality. In a sense, by living free we would be preserving the rights that our Masonic forefathers fought and died for. Thomas Jefferson once said “If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.” Make your own choice. Read and make your own decisions, do what is right. Whether your a Satanist, Muslim, Catholic or a Cannabis convert. You have probably come to the realization that freedom is the answer. Our Masonic fathers of the U.S. came to this land in hopes of religious freedom along with other freedoms. Ignorance cost millions. The Bill of Rights was drafted to ensure certain rights. We need to educate ourselves and we can start standing up for our community. Now is the time to unite and let the power of the people work for us. Religious rights are the only federal protection we have so learn to use them. If you are looking for more info on your religious rights concerning religious sacraments (especially Cannabis) Click Here
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The Satanic Chapel is an Official Satellite of the Sinagogue of Satan and, as such, is very much a part of the world-wide Satanic revolution. We have pledged ourselves to help make the next thousand years, the Satanic epoch.
In this way we intend to build a more reasonable, responsible world for generations to come. A world where you…
Tune In, Turn On , Take Over!
* where true justice — swift and sure — prevails;
“No other church or denomination grants such authority and respect.”
* where hard work, honesty and creativity are highly valued;
* where the Earth is honored and protected;
* where all children are loved and nurtured — not tortured, abused, neglected, or frightened with lies and made ashamed of who they are.
The Black Pope Anton Szandor LaVey (THE AUTHOR OF THE SATANIC BIBLE ETC…), who lives on in the brains and sinews of those whose respect he has gained.
Magus Anton Szandor LaVey (1930-1997), Founder of Modern Satanism (aka LaVeyan Satanism)
The Satanic Chapel makes no money whatsoever other then the products we sell, donations and the services we perform, we are still available for Weddings, Funerals, and Baptisms so contact us for more information…
OUR SPECIAL THANKS TO:
THE SINAGOGUE OF SATAN
THE UNITED ORDER OF CERBERUS
THE UNIVERSAL LIFE CHURCH
THE HAWAII CANNABIS MINISTRY
AND TO ALL THE LAVEYAN SATANISTS OUT THERE THAT ARE DOING WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO…
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Keep in mind that you do not have to join anything to be a “real” Satanist.
Do not let any organization or group convince you that you must be a “member” in order to be a Satanist. To be a “real” Satanist you must first be yourself; joining any organization will not automatically make you anything. This is something you must do on your own.
DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed herein are those of the author(s) alone. This webite is meant for mature audiences and is for informational, educational, and entertainment purposes only. We are not responsible for any actions committed by our readership, therefore, if you are stupid enough to get into trouble, don’t blame us! The Alibata Sigil and Ali-Baphomet?Â© 1999-present, by Knife (M.A. Sotelo), therefore, do not use them without prior written permission–period!
“The devil is and always has been a gentleman.” – Diane LaVey