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The Pagan Heritage

Harken back to the tales of the ancients. The Greeks had a plethora of deities, all filled to the brim with very human foibles and appetites. Zeus was a shape-shifting pervert; a notorious womanizer and sired many demigods. Pan was a bisexual, size-queen who got down and dirty with the ladies and the fellas. The accounts of the Greco-Roman gods' sexual escapades were endless.

The licentiousness of gods not only played a part in Greek mythology, but many myths also speak of horny gods. Ancient Japanese mythology has an account of how light literally returned to the world: It was all thanks to Uzume, goddess of entertainment, and her famous striptease for the gods; all of which were merely trying to lure Amaterasu, goddess of the sun, out of a cave with promises of a dirty good time.

In Africa, the Ioa, patron spirits of Voodoo lore, are known to get down and dirty; and enjoy smokes, booze, and telling dirty jokes.

So what do all of these seemingly different cultures have in common? It…

As the New Year Approaches...

As we see the end of 2018 and the beginning of the new year, I have a few words of gratitude to share.

Thank you to all of my friends, you have inspired me to move ever forward; even when the times were their most discouraging. You have no idea how much this matters to me. Thank you for taking me on some wild adventures and may many more come as time marches on!

I would also like to thank the fantastic witches and warlocks of the Church of Satan. Without all of you, the world would be a dull, safe space. Your tenacity and will to move the world as you each see fit is inspiring and entertaining. Thank you for shaking things up; you intrepid iconoclasts!

And finally, a prominent and hearty thank you to those who are reading this very page. Walk on the Third Side was launched in the middle of 2018 and already I have received copious amounts of much needed positive feedback. My infernal thoughts will only continue to be brought to life as the years go by. It cannot be done without you, my…

Strolling Down the Left Hand Path With...Reverend E.R. Vernor

(Although I am a member, I do not speak for the Church of Satan)

Hello!Once again, dear readers, it is time for another interview and this time I have a very special interviewee (that's a funny word). He is an entrepreneur, a paranormal investigator, a writer, motivational speaker, publisher, and a Reverend in the Church of Satan: Reverend E.R. Vernor.

E.R. Vernor, also known as Corvis Nocturnum, runs several businesses and has been a guest speaker at many conventions such as Dragon Con, Scarefest, and Parafest. I am not the first to interview him and I most certainly will not be the last! He has been featured in Penthouse Magazine and BET Channel's The Lexi Show on the episode "The Church of Satan." On top of being a businessperson, a speaker, and a writer, he is also an artist on the side and does several different pieces. Here are a just a few of the places he can be found:

http://www.darkmoonpress.com/writer/corvis-nocturnum/

https://www.corvisnocturnum.com/

https:/…

I Was Interviewed By Reverend Campbell!

I have done my fair share of interviewing people, and my first interview with another member of the Church of Satan, Magister Nemo, was done a few weeks ago. But I have never had someone interview me and Reverend Adam Campbell of Speak of the Devil did just that!

Needless to say, I was excited, somewhat nervous, and happy to sit down with such an influential member of the Church of Satan.

We talked about me, my writing, and the wild and wondrous world of Japanese animation! Check it out and show your boy some support! And toss Reverend Campbell some love by visiting his website, www.reverendcampbell.com, he is a fantastic host and a devilishly charming man.

Hail Satan!





Strolling Down the Left Hand Path With...Magister Nemo

(Although I am a member, I do not speak for the Church of Satan)

Hello, dear readers. I wish to share a little something with each and everyone one of you.

Many moons ago, I was a humble (but professional) anime journalist. I would be compensated, usually with free meals and paid-for hotel stays, to report on anime conventions. With this privilege, I was able to gain access to some of the secrets of such conferences as well as interview some significant movers and shakers in the anime industry. The interviews were definitely the best thing about the gig, personally. 

So what does that have to do with Satanism and this blog? Well, I wish to take the fantastic experiences I had with anime journalism and the interviews and put it to use. So with that being said, I want to announce a new segment on Walk on the Third Side which I like to call "Strolling down the Left Hand Path With...." This is where, ever so often, I interview another Satanist and have a little chat as we take a…

Vital Existence or: "How I Learned to Stop Procrastinating and Worry About My Time"

(Although I am a member, I do not speak for the Church of Satan)


The second satanic statement is "Satan Represents vital existence instead of spiritual pipe dreams." For members of the infernal empire, this should come as a no-brainer on rejecting the spiritual world in favor of the carnal one.

We all know of the god-adorers, the holy-rollers, the sanctimonious, and the white-lighters. Satanists often scoff at such fools who waste their lives hoping for something better instead of making the best of the very one they possess, right here and now! It is a pipe dream, a Pollyanna perspective of the most bombastic kind.

However, there is an equally, albeit far less discussed, force that can suck away the vital existence of any Satanist. It starts with a P, and it creeps up slowly, leeching off of one's energy and drive to make the best of life. No, it is not the nearby preacher knocking on your door at nine in the morning; It is procrastination.

Procrastination is not appar…