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The definitive text by the definitive spokesman, Postmodern Satanism delivers . . . but only for those willing to engage. Written at a variety of levels, it provides accessibility to the neophyte while still offering depth to the adept. At the core of the volume lies a series of paradigm shifts: a return to a fluid daimonic spirituality and away from the crystallized angelic religions which dominate world thought. A movement away from groupthink and herd mentalities and toward individual growth and magickal empowerment.
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Oct 20, 2013From only the first ten pages or so I note influences that come from ONA vis-a-vis the snapshot of time and fixed perception, reference to neural linguistics, Pete Carrol's IOT. but more than most the attitude of Lavey. These forms have been represented time and again, but Jason's desire not to engage in sidelines, scorn the reader making untimely or early opinions by dislodging common factors in a precise methodical lay out that deftly introduces contemporarily enlightened answers to older sticking points is refreshing and direct. It is abundantly clear also that the work is influenced by the climate in which these particular questions thrive and have vigourously and aggressively been pursued for more pleasing answers. It is also unmistakably instructional. Many Satanic books write from the attitude as if man were separate from Nature, we forget we are it. PMS embodies what THEM term, a life-centred perspective not a human-centric perspective. PMS highlights many crucial factors and... More > more offering a wealth of viewpoints from which to consider Satan and one's role as a Satanist. King occupies a middleground of skeptic and academic, he is aware of the fragility of standing with one foot in each of the traditionally caustically opposed worlds but remains steadfast refusing to give up his human awe of phenomena that may just exist at some point in time as accepted - when only the world moves beyond its present model of habitual dualism. There is a sense that he is trying to include a scientifically or contemporarily acceptable version of the occult dismissing its boogeymen but careful not to dismiss the Devil and lose his audience. However the suggestion that we should find ways to transcend the presently known limits of all our senses is a rare practical example that succinctly sums up the ethos of PMS. He wants to explain the occult but seems mildly embarassed to represent it without an armada of rational explanation. His style is wary of making proclaimations but there is an unmistakable determination to present his personal views and champion concepts he believes are inimical to Satanism - with empirical gusto and finesse. Privy to an atmosphere in which heated discussions rage to achieve clarity, Jason soars above the deluge to deliver a neat classification of contemporary groupings by illustrating their unity in solidarity by deconstruction of the grounds on which both stand in ready stance opposed or at least resistant to the other.< Less
Nov 11, 2010Great Book...!
Apr 18, 2010Jason King, freethinker that he is (and that all Satanists should be), encourages his reader not to take his writing as gospel, but rather to take away from it what they find to be of value. I found very little that does not resonate with me. Postmodern Satanism shuns definitive statements, yet says a great deal in its mutability. Postmodern Satanism’s greatest curse is its lack of accessibility. As Zach of the Satanic International Network said, King ought to include a free dictionary with each copy of his book. While this may make it difficult for many readers to understand, what he describes is not easily understood no matter how it is presented. Indeed, all language can do is point vaguely in its general direction; gnosis is something which must be experienced for oneself. My default impression is scorn; in my experience, most deserve it. “Satanists” are no exception; on the contrary, they are more pretentious than most. I know too well that ignorance more frequently begets... More > confidence than does knowledge, and my first impression of King was a suspicious degree of confidence. To earn my respect one must first overcome the hurdle of my contempt, and this is no easy feat. But after having read this I have the utmost respect for Jason King. His ego, while massive, is not inflated; his confidence is well-founded.< Less
Oct 15, 2009"The Satanist, The Next" This first thing one should know about this particular edition of Postmodern Satanism is that it is void of a table of contents, of chapters, and of page numbers. As odd as this may seem, the book’s non-categorization sets the tone for the material herein: a continual flow of the author’s thoughts on a variety of topics relevant to understanding Postmodern Satanism. One of Jason King’s greatest achievements in this book (his Magnum Opus) was his ability to use a broad range of topics such as Philosophy, Culture, Mythology, Science, Mathematics, Physics, Metaphysics, and The Occult, as models in order to explain his position, but not to solidify the position itself into a set of rigid dogmatic beliefs. By [not] doing so, King makes clear that Postmodern Satanism is a perspective that is constantly growing and constantly evolving. If you have ever wondered how Satanism is relevant within the 21st century, then Postmodern Satanism by Jason King is... More > definitely a book for you to own.< Less
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- February 3, 2009
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