This week in Unholy Book Club we wrapped up our discussion about the Six Satanic Laws of Power as found in “The Satanic Warlock” by Magister Dr. Robert Johnson. This may have been one of our best discussions on the matter so far so if you weren’t able to be a part of it, I highly recommend swinging by the Unholy Book Club chat to review as it’ll certainly be worth your while, and I also thoroughly recommend grabbing a copy of “The Satanic Warlock” for yourself since although we discussed some of the points in this book, there is no way that we would be able to discuss all of the great tips Magister Johnson has therein from his perspective as a successful Satanic Warlock.
If this is your first encounter with the Six Satanic Laws of Power, you may be interested to check out part 1 of this series where we discussed the Satanic art of seduction and guerilla invisibility! This time we dove into the idea of such fun areas as how to be as cunning as a fox and how to take power when it demands to be seized!
The Law of Foxes
The first law that we reviewed was a highly anticipated one based on polls: law three, “Be Cunning.” In his book Magister Johnson cautions us about not trusting others too quickly, maintaining perspective when up against tempting flattery, as well as awareness of “the underling on the rise,” since, as Magister Johnson points out, “You were once him.” This was one of those topics which I immediately had to question and disagree with, myself. While I can understand the author’s perspective in this, I don’t think he is communicating the “silver lining” of it either. We don’t have to be wary of someone who worships the ground we walk on if we are aware of their ploy and their gaming. In fact, we can let them lavish us with praise and use that to our advantage as a way of convincing others to do the same. So long as we continue improving ourselves at a faster rate that such a person is catching up, there’s no reason to be afraid of someone who is coughing up the dust you leave behind. Stay out of their reach, and not only will they never “lap” you in your race, but you can use them to your advantage as a protégé, as that “up and coming” personality which you can apply a mentoring relationship to. Suddenly this person was taught everything they know by you, and when you graduate from whatever system you two share you can use that person to maintain influence and power over lands you’ve already conquered by maintaining that relationship. Don’t be afraid of the underling. Don’t be afraid of people. Learn how to maneuver interpersonal relationships and you’ll be as cunning as the best foxes around.
The Show Must Go On
The fourth law is about being humble and magnanimous. Right off the bat this feels a bit antithetical to our beliefs, doesn’t it? I won’t speak for everyone, but the concept of Lex Talionis is one held close to heart by many Satanists, and our golden rule even speaks of returning the favor should our enemies first treat us poorly. In the situation where we are confronted by our enemies though, we have to recognize that by naming them as our enemy, we are admitting a weakness toward them (and worse to their face if admitted there!) and there is no reason why we should let anyone know where our Achilles heel is. (After all: by naming your enemies, people can root out your goals, and if your goals can be rooted out you can be sure to never actualize them.) In Lesser Magic we may do a lot of acting. It is a grand show for spectators and it plays on peoples’ desires to be entertained which is one of the reasons why we can get what we want. ACTING humble is no different. You can get your just revenge once you achieve your goal—until then, every minute needs to be dedicated to constructive action that will allow you to accomplish your goal.
Law the fifth is all about how to take charge. Magister Johnson has some really great tips here about what you should do to take charge. It’s a thing which many people seem to be afraid to do, and is an absolutely crucial element if you’re going to be successful in any sense. If you, for instance, work your tail off trying to get into the World Series, you’d better be able to hit that slider when you step up to bat! You need to be able to measure your risks in order to determine which ones are worth taking for the results. Be bold! If you have familiarity with the book, “Might is Right,” a book which influenced Anton LaVey in the founding of Satanism, you would know what I’m getting at here: indecisive, uncertain, and timid behavior will reap you nothing. You must be able to take action fearlessly, and without taking you will ‘have’ nothing. Make big changes in small increments in your course so that resistance will be minimal by the masses who fear change, and always do more than what is necessary as a way to close that gap between the end game and your current station. Be patient in this. Rome wasn’t built in a day and if you want to have a sturdy win with secure foundations you will need to make sure that you are constructing your kingdom with deliberate and well-placed bricks
You’ve heard me liken the process of getting what you want to an all-out war. It requires strategizing as well as flexibility, attention to detail and reading the room. Getting what you want is as much of an art as a dance, and there are many ways that you can make your way to the finish line, and how to deal with your enemies is no different. Magister Dr. Robert Johnson communicates the need to totally crush your enemies in your course, and I neither agree nor disagree with him. A public act of mercy can work to your advantage in several different ways depending on your leadership style. You should not be afraid to deviate from the norm, but I would agree that the norm ought to be to let others’ burdens weigh down their owners and not yourself. Making an example out of a worthy adversary for opposing you makes a big impact, but if you destroy every single person on your way to reach your goals, those who occupy the higher rungs on your ladder will surely take notice and will be less apt to work with you. Timing is important. Make sure every move you make will communicate the right message and make the right impact to the right people.
Who is the Witch?
Once I called myself a Christian, then an atheist, and a Satanist. At the end of the day, I'm just a person who is living her truth one day at a time. I'm interested in religion, its effects on the mind, the occult, and more. Learn more about me on the about page.