Michael Osiris Snuffin

The Works of Michael Osiris Snuffin

Author, editor, and sorceror Michael Osiris Snuffin studies and practices Chaos Magick, The Left-Hand Path, Post-OTO Thelema, and evocation. He founded The Temple of Light and Darkness, an independent neo-Golden Dawn temple, in 2003, and served as Chief Adept of the Temple from its inception until 2010. He has attained the P.I. degree of the Caliphate Ordo Templi Orientis, leaving in 2004 to pursue other magical interests. Osiris lives in Tacoma, Washington, where he continues to write and edit books.

Introduction to Romantic Satanism by Michael Osiris Snuffin

Introduction to Romantic Satanism (Throned Eye Press, 2020)

The artistic and political movement known as Romantic Satanism challenged the traditional Christian concept of Satan as the source of all evil, recasting the Devil as a heroic rebel in a struggle against oppression and injustice. Works in the genre of Romantic Satanism were penned by some of the greatest authors of the 19th century, including Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lord Byron, George Sand, and Victor Hugo. However, the only literature available on Romantic Satanism, written by and for academics, is not very accessible to a general audience.

In Introduction to Romantic Satanism, Satanic historian Michael Osiris Snuffin presents a clear and concise overview of this fascinating subject, describing the historical events that changed people’s attitudes about Satan and exploring the literary origins of the genre in Milton’s Paradise Lost. Using five themes of Romantic Satanism, Snuffin examines sixteen Satanic works written by influential English and French authors, from William Blake’s Marriage of Heaven and Hell to Anatole France’s Revolt of the Angels. These authors created a new concept of Satan for the modern world, portraying him as a noble revolutionary fighting against religious tyranny. Introduction to Romantic Satanism reveals this modern Satan, a figure more relevant to 21st century Satanic activism than the archaic Devil of Christian mythology.

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Thoth Companion

The Thoth Companion (Llewellyn, 2007)

The Thoth Companion explores the symbolism of the Thoth tarot through a comprehensive analysis of this mysterious deck. Using material from the Golden Dawn and Thelemic systems as the basis for analysis, this book shows how the symbols in each card define and shape the meaning of the card as a whole. In addition, it reveals the complex correspondences and elusive secrets that Crowley encoded within the Thoth tarot. Chapter One of this book examines the trumps of the deck in great detail. Chapter Two decodes the complicated symbolic framework of the court cards presented in the Golden Dawn's “Book T” and adopted by Crowley in the Thoth tarot. Chapter Three analyzes the symbolism of the suit cards of the Thoth tarot. Chapter Four gives instructions for tarot divination and includes exercises to help you learn the meanings of the cards and develop your intuition. Tables of pertinent symbol sets and correspondences are included in an appendix.

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N.B. Another book, Conjuring Spirits: A Manual of Goetic and Enochian Sorcery, is undergoing revisions for a new expanded and updated edition.

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