Episode 16: Satanism & Life After Death Part 1
This is Dark Illumination Report Podcast episode 16. The views expressed on this podcast are the views of the podcast host only. The host neither represents nor endorses any specific Satanic organization or tradition. If you enjoyed the show please take a moment to leave us a review on Itunes and please tell a friend. I’d really appreciate it. You can also follow me on twitter at rjwo15. If you have questions or comments you can leave us a message at speakpipe.com\dirpodcast.
Hey everybody, thanks for joining me for this episode. Before I get started on the main topic today I want to make a few announcements. I wanted to let everybody know that we do now have transcripts for episodes 11 through 15 and we should have transcripts for all episodes hereafter so if you’re interested in that they’ll be available at my website at RJWomack.com. And I also wanted to let everybody know that even though I don’t always respond to email or Facebook messages, I do listen to your suggestions and I do take on board what you say. And I’m going to be implementing some of those things shortly. So I just wanted to let you know that I may not always respond but I do appreciate your feedback and I do listen to it.
There’s also one other thing I’d like to mention. I’d like to take a moment to recognize those people who are active duty military or who have served in the military who also happen to be Satanists. I meant to do this last week during Veteran’s Day but I just didn’t get the chance. I think a lot of people tend to overlook the fact that there are many veterans and many active duty members of the military service that are Satanists. And they serve our country and I think they need to be recognized and honored, especially the Satanic ones because they don’t get recognized like the Christians do. They get overlooked and a lot of the Christian soldiers get a lot of praise and a lot of honor and a lot of recognition. And our soldiers don’t get recognized at all for the service they provide. And I think it’s important as a Satanic show to recognize those people. And I just want to tell you from me personally I appreciate your service and I respect the job that you do.
In this episode I’ll be answering a question about the Satanic afterlife or the beliefs that Satanism holds about the afterlife. The first and most important thing you need to realize is that there is no universal view of the afterlife, there is no universal concept of creation, there is no universally accepted sacred text. This is something that all newbies to Satanism need to understand because if you come across a group that says “This is the way it is, this is the only way it is; our way is the true way,” then you’re probably dealing with a group that is a cult, and you’re probably dealing with a group that is not truly Satanic. When you have any group that tells you that their way is the only way or is the “true” way in Satanism, that is NOT true. It’s never been true.
Everything we know about Satanism, everything we know about the history of Satanism, shows that people’s views have varied from county to country and from group to group and there has never been a universally accepted belief about any of these topics. So that’s the first thing you need to understand. It’s very important that you understand that so that you don’t get manipulated and used. What one chooses to believe is highly personal. It is a personal choice that every Satanist has to make. You have people who have the atheistic view and you have people who have the 13th century Luciferan view that Satan will recapture Heaven and sit on the throne of “God.” So, the beliefs about the afterlife among Satanists vary widely and they basically cover any set of beliefs you can think of. I mean there are people who believe that there is a place where Satan exists but there is no Christian god, and there are people who believe that Satan exists and he’s the supreme God and there is no afterlife. There are people who believe that the purpose of Satanism is to get people to sin and then get people to burn in Hell. Although that’s a small minority, there are people who believe that out there.
There are essentially two types of people: people that make up their beliefs and decide what they believe based on what they think and people who make up their beliefs based on what they’ve experienced. And the people who make up their beliefs based on what they experience, although they may not be any better than the people who make up their beliefs because in all honesty, even if we have experiences with spirits, even if we have visions, even if we have dreams, even if we have things that come to us in meditative states or ritual states, whatever we’re seeing is just the tip of the iceberg. So there’s no way that any of us can really know that much about the afterlife. We’re always going to just be seeing the basic minimum of what we can know about the afterlife until we cross the threshold of death. So that’s one of the things that I think is very important to point out, is that you have to understand that whatever you experience is only a small piece of what the reality of the spirit world is, so whatever you’ve experienced, you can’t make sweeping generalizations about what is true. And that’s why I say that anybody with any intelligence about these types of issues will know that whatever they experienced they can’t say that’s the end-all-be-all of everything. Because whatever they’re experiencing is only their perception of those experiences. So anyone who says they know the absolute truth can’t be telling the truth, because it’s impossible for any of us to know until we pass over the threshold of death.
I’ll continue discussing this topic in the next episode, and I’ll go into what I actually believe personally about the afterlife based on what I’ve experienced and based on things that I’ve learned from friends of mine who’ve also had similar experiences. And that will help you to understand at least what my view is and why I have that view. Anyway, I hope that you have a good week this week and I’ll see you next time. Thanks guys.