So that you can understand the ideas behind the spiritual practice of Theistic Satanism, it is helpful to know about the paths of Satanism in general. Theistic Satanism is a spiritual path of Satanism, as compared to philosophical or symbolic Satanism.

Satanism is a social movement that began in the 20th century with the foundation of the Church of Satan, by Anton LaVey. Since then, Satanism has been reconstructed in many different forms. There are now a variety of beliefs and practices similar to the religions of Neo-paganism and Wicca. Not all Satanists agree on the same philosophies, and Satanists are interested in Satanism for many different reasons. Either symbolic or literal in form, there is no final word as to who or what Satan really represents, for those that identify with Satanism as a religion, belief system, or philosophy

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