The Council of Nine

The Council of Nine from South Park.
The Council of Nine from South Park.

“LaVey-centeredpolitical organization of the O.Tr. (the Order of the Trapezoida) kept it from becoming a proper order within the Church of Satan. The formula remained a thought experiment throughout the demise of the Church, and the ascension of the Temple of Set, where it was alternatively used to designate the Council of Nine and the Magistry. ” -Sir Thorwald, K.Tr.

“Members of the Priesthood make up the Council of Nine, which is the ruling body of the organization (Church of Satan), appointed by and responsible to the High Priest / Priestess.”-

The Council of Nine can terminate membership of Church of Satan at their own discretion.

“The Council of Nine, following the dictates of the Nine Unknown, was established throughout the world. Many significant writers have obliquely referred to this mysterious cabal—Shakespeare, John Dryden, Talbot Mundy, Richard Johnson—an archetypal formation which is reflected in the nine members appointed to sit in positions of absolute authority on the United States Supreme Court…

… We blended a formula of nine parts social respectability to one part outrage,” says Anton LaVey.”-

“LaVey was given a doctorate in Satanic Theology by the Council of Nine of the Church of Satan“-


Peggy Nadramia, Magistra Templi Rex (chairperson) the Council of Nine prior  to Blanche Barton

Blanche Barton,  April 30, 2002 Magistra Templi Rex (chairperson) the Council of Nine  and editor of The Cloven Hoof

Peter H. Gilmore, Magus the Council of Nine and spokesperson for the Church of Satan

“Magistra Barton remains chair of the Council of Nine (2003), editor of The Cloven Hoof, and pursues her writing as well as the stimulating task of raising LaVey’s son.”-

“On April 30, 2002, Blanche Barton and Peggy Nadramia exchanged positions, so that Magistra Nadramia became High Priestess, and Magistra Barton Magistra Templi Rex, the chair-mistress of the Council of Nine.”-

“when she (Blanche Barton) appointed Peggy Nadramia as High Priestess and assumed Nadramia’s prior role of chairmistress of the Council of Nine.”-

“Currently Magistra Barton holds the office of Magistra Templi Rex which is the chairperson of the Council of Nine.” –

“I (Magus Peter H. Gilmore) , as a member of the Council of Nine and spokesperson for the Church of Satan,”-

Greek mythology

” when Prometheus gave Fire to mankind, he infuriated Zeus, so to punish Prometheus, Zeus had him chained to a rock and every day an eagle came down and ate his liver. The liver grew back and the eagle returned to do the same to him the next day. To punish mankind, Zeus and eight other deities gathered to form the Council of Nine. The council members were Aphrodite, Apollo, Athena, Demeter, Hephaestus, Hera, Hermes, Poseidon and Zeus.

Together this council created Pandora, and sent her, as a gift, to Epimetheus. Epimetheus was also given Pandora’s Box, and told to never open it. Curiosity got the better of Pandora and she opened the box, releasing all of the misfortunes of Mankind.” -


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