Satan was born about 3000 years ago in the desert of the Near East. His faces and reputation have changed over the centuries, but his name has remained the same. It represents knowledge, opposition, personal development… the force that takes us out of our comfort zone, our paradise, and that pushes us to create worlds in the image of our desires. Satan exists, but as to His true nature, it is not such that the crowd believes it to be. To talk about Satanism, as with any other philosophy or religion, it is important to be based on history and solid facts, not on fuzzy notions that often turn out to be false presumptions. From the old Hebrew manuscripts to The Satanic Temple, that name which still rhymes with fear for many, continues to inspire the rebel, the artists, the non-conformists, those who provoke the establishment. “Spiritual atheists", embracing the Hebrew root of the word "Satan" as "adversary", they consider Satan as a positive archetype that represents pride and liberty.
Dimitar DIMITROV is the founder of La Voix de Satan (The Voice of Satan), a French esoteric review, dedicated to the art and the history of Satanism. Graduate of the School of Architecture of Marseille, he is a pluridisciplinary artist, writer and musician. Black metal veteran, he later evolved into dark ambient and more experimental spheres of ritualistic composition. Dimitar is part of the free-thinking Satanic collective AMSG (Alliance Mystique de Satan Glorifié) based in the South of France. The publishings of AMSG are available at www.gloireasatan.com.