This past week in Unholy Book Club, a book club where we Satanists and those interested in Satanic written philosophy gather to discuss it, we reviewed “The Satanic Warlock” by Magister Dr. Robert Johnson. It’s a book which has been in my “Must read” list for some time, but I never had the excuse to order it before I lead a round of discussion. The topic I chose to talk about was the 6 Satanic Laws of Power. I felt as if I could personally verify some of them due to my own experiences and I wanted to hear some of the thoughts of some of the other Unholy Book Club attendees. Magister Dr. Robert Johnson explains to us in The Satanic Warlock what he considers to be the Six Laws of Satanic Power. Clearly, since this is written with the male warlock in mind, a male warlock would be able to apply these to their own lives, but what of the female witch? The answer? Read on.
This is a Book About Warlock Magic
What is a Warlock, first of all? We should probably know what terms we’re using here if we’re going to discuss them. While I imagine that different groups apply different meanings to different words, it seems to be Satanic culture to take this traditionally defaming word and turn it into something empowering. We proudly stand adversarial to the crooked brainwashed mechanisms of the masses, and the definition of this word is no different. It means “Oath breaker.” Satanic Warlocks who identify themselves as this do so in a positive light while their white-light counterparts may look down upon it with disgrace. Satanic Warlocks are proud of their independent choices, and wear it as a badge of honor—they are indeed Satanists, after all.
Here in this blog I use the term “Witch” instead of “Warlock” as a way to try to be inclusive of those witches who aren’t male who are not culturally enabled to don this title.
Gender in Lesser Magic
It seems that we are all on the same page that no matter your gender, it is beneficial to read both the Satanic Warlock and the Satanic Witch. However, what remains to be explored is the idea that just because the content will be useful, the way that the content should be applied to your own practices will vary depending on the gender that others perceive you to be (Please note: “the gender that others perceive you to be.” This has little do to with your actual gender unless it happens to be one in the same!). My own experiences in Satanic witchcraft illuminate to me that men cannot get away with doing the same things that women can, and women most certainly cannot get away with doing the same things that men can. Failure to embrace this truth will result in you not using the best tools in your arsenal. It’s important to use your strengths (your cleverness, your aesthetic, your reputation, whatever it be) when performing magic of any kind, and so taking what is said in this book may be helpful to some, but not others. Still, the message behind it can be applied to anyone’s practice and is very much a worthy read.
Seduction by Witch/Warlock
Seduction by witch must be inclusive of the Law of the Forbidden. Although Magister Johnson doesn’t refer to the Law of the Forbidden exactly in his words, he does make reference to The Satanic Witch in other parts of the book as a must read and this seems to me to be exactly why. In order to get what you want you’re going to need people to help you, and the first way to get someone to help you is to get their attention. One of the ways that Magister Johnson makes this connection between the Law of the Forbidden and his own advice is to comment on his own observation: “The powerful always look unique. It may be subtle, but something about their appearance is always remembered.” It’s true, isn’t it? Maybe it’s the way they carry themselves or maybe it’s something about their literal look. In Unholy Book Club I shared a tip for how to get someone’s attention in a covert, gender-neutral, and effective way—a way to get their attention in 5-seconds or less, without ever even talking to them. If there is nothing you take away from this, remember the following: You must stand out. You must catch their eye—and unfortunately, that’s the easy part.
Thereafter you need to talk the talk and then actually walk the walk. Make everything look easy and natural—to those who it’s important to your goals. Focus on who can help bridge the gap from your current stepping stone to the next, and assail them with your dazzling ability. In a situation where you are freaking out about failure where everything seems to be riding on the line, keep a cool head and see it through to the end. Maintain your confidence and minimize your shortcomings by providing real solutions to your target’s bigger problems. When your target feels obliged to return the favor, ensure that they do so in a way that will build those bridges you require. By making everything look like a second hand-nature, you're making it easier for them to help you, making it easier for them to have confidence in helping you. You want to put them in a position where they feel like a failure to help you will make them regret it on their own.
Be Invisible - Guerilla Warfare at Its Best!
Throughout this process it’s integral to fly under the radar of your enemies and competition. In your pursuit for the gold you can’t hold yourself back to help anyone who may have tripped in their own race—keep your mind on the prize, keep your mind on what’s important. Power is war. It’s war to get it, and it’s war once you have it. Being emperor will lure enemies to your side, and you can do without alerting them on your way to the throne in the first place. The way to do this is to befriend them. Soften them by making them think that you want to be like them. Make them think that they could use you if need be, and weave your plans in secret. Allow them to think themselves better outfitted than you, even as the truth is far from that fable, by keeping your strategies and your dreams to yourself. Being loud about your goals will surely bring about the envious who would prefer to see you writhe with the miserable since they do so love their company…
When dealing with others, make sure that your absence is lamented. Having spent your efforts in solving their problems and developing their dependence on your brilliance, your absence will surely leave them feeling cold and longing for your charismatic ease. Suddenly the tables have turned: they need to keep you happy to keep you around. It’s truly amazing how quickly the doors begin to open for you once this state is reached, but take care in not being distracted from your main goal. Never give your insecure superior the opportunity to feel threatened by your rising fame and power lest they mark you as an adversary to their own station: a fight which you’d much rather avoid at all costs if you’re to keep your true motives out of the bloodthirsty public eye.
We're Meeting Again Next Friday
Did you miss Unholy Book Club this week? Want to give a Satanist Book Club a shot? You may have missed material, but we’re going to pick up where we left off next week in discussing topics such as how to be cunning, how to appear humble against the odds, how and when to take charge without crossing the line, and how far is too far when it comes to mercilessness. It’ll be your last chance to discuss the Six Satanic Laws of Power (according to Magister Dr. Robert Johnson) with us, so be sure to mark your calendars and don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity!
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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.