Satanism requires no cult initiation

Satanism requires no cult initiation

By Reverend Dr.Robert Fraize

(Originally published at traditionalchurchofsatan.net on April 4, 2016. Revised 922/18)

I would like to take this time to talk about a subject that has been brought up by some ignorant misinformed individuals.

Some people have failed to realize that Satanism is a religion,spiritual movement,philosophy based on individual freedom.
The whole concept of Satanism is self development and empowerment.
regardless if you recognize a deity or not a although I personally do not recognize aesthetic satanist the Satanists goal is not to imitate or seek the acceptance of others.

I have been questioned by some people as to who initiated me and into what “coven”
This question was asked by ignorant pseudo Satanists.
I do feel the need to answer this question because maybe it will help educate people.
I initiated myself at a very young age.
I had designed a ritual based on what I was feeling and my thoughts during meditation.
I held a private Ceremony between myself and My deity this was a spiritual ceremony and would not had been the same if it involved other people.

Later I was Ordained by A Satanic church in Massachusetts that closed
and obtained a ulc ministers license until 2012 when the Church Of Leviathan became a legally recognized church dedicated to Theistic Satanism at which time the board ordained me and gave me the title (Pope)

I do not believe that a Satanist should ever have to conform to the ideology and standards of another man.
and for this reason I myself do not hold initiation ceremonies to initiate people into any organization that I have ever been apart of and I never will.
I however have written rituals for self baptism for Individuals to perform in solitude.
People can say whatever they like about this to discredit me and that is perfectly fine with me but building a relationship with Satan is not done through some bizarre hazing or sexual ritual to benifit the gratification of another human being.

Reverend.Dr.Robert Fraize
Traditional Church of Satan