The tagline for this blog is A Chronicle of Magic, Mysticism, and Music, and when I began this blog in August of 2012, those are the subjects I intended to write about. Almost immediately I began shying away from the subject of my spirituality, mostly out of fear. You see, I am a Satanist, and that is not the easiest subject in the world to talk about. Satanism is an extremely fluid concept. Satanists have no commonly agreed upon vision of the Afterlife, no scriptures, no common view of who Satan is. Plenty of Satanists don’t even believe that Satan even exists. Satanists can, and usually do, disagree about almost everything. In speaking about my own experiences of Satanism, I risk giving readers the impression that I am speaking for all Satanists. I’m not. I can’t. I can only speak of Satanism as I personally have understood and practiced it.
I’ve been treading so carefully on the subject of spirituality that I’ve hardly even mentioned my beliefs here before. I am tired of that. I want to tell others openly who and what I am. To that end, I have decided to give a name to my own particular set of beliefs and practices. I have chosen to call my brand of spirituality Malkiran Satanism. Hopefully, giving my own personal path a name will make clear that I am not speaking for anyone but myself.
In any case, I intend to blog about my path a lot more in the future.