The Ontic and Ontological Understanding of Misanthropy, and Formal Indication

What is misanthropy? In the average, everyday understanding, that is, the ontic understanding of misanthropy—and indeed if one were to look up a definition of misanthropy in a dictionary, it is defined as a hatred, dislike, or distrust of mankind. This everyday ontic understanding of misanthropy has to do with the realm of relations between … More The Ontic and Ontological Understanding of Misanthropy, and Formal Indication

The Church of Satan: My Active Involvement

A year ago this month, I received a package from the Church of Satan containing a certificate constituting me as an Active Member of the Church of Satan—Satanist 1st°. I first joined the Church of Satan in the summer of 2011, and received my crimson membership card shortly after contacting Central. My Active Membership arrived … More The Church of Satan: My Active Involvement

Ontological Concealment and Disclosure of Potentiality, and Existential Aloneness

To begin our investigation, it’s necessary to say a few words on the metaphysics used. Philosophy is a system of metaphysics, which consists of ontology, phenomenology, teleology, ethical domains such as deontology and consequentialism (etc.), and so on down the line. Taking our ground from Heidegger, ontology is the investigation of Being and is the … More Ontological Concealment and Disclosure of Potentiality, and Existential Aloneness

An Existential Reading of Satanism

After reading thinkers of 19th and 20th century existentialism, namely Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, and Martin Heidegger (though Heidegger rejected being an existentialist), I returned to thoughts on religion, namely Satanism and its relation to existentialism. These are my first thoughts on the subject, and I may devote a more in-depth essay to the matter … More An Existential Reading of Satanism

Metaphysics of Work

What is the essence of work? To begin, we could think of the essence of work as a putting of time into something. One could put time into physical work, and sweat and toil, but it could be said that one might put time into watching a bad movie; getting through it was work. One … More Metaphysics of Work

Post-Nihilism

A relevant existential position that one may come to grapple with is this idea of nihilism, that human life and the universe are devoid of any inherent meaning or purpose, and that there are no moral absolutes — or there’s no such thing as right or wrong actions. To begin considering positions, I’d like to … More Post-Nihilism