“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.”-http://www.churchofsatan.com/info-for-chaplains.php
” The Order of the Trapezoid consists of the individuals who assist in the administration of the Church of Satan. “- http://www.churchofsatan.com/info-for-chaplains.php
“Satanic Ritual is a blend of Gnostic, Cabbalistic, Hermetic, and Masonic elements, incorporating nomenclature and vibratory words of power from virtually every mythos.”- Anton Szandor LaVey, The Satanic Rituals, Avon Books 1972
“Music (in Satanic Rituals) should be liturgical in mood, preferably played on the organ. The works of Bach, de Grigny, Scarlatti, Palestrina, Couperin, Marchand, Clerambault, Buxtehude and Franck are most appropriate.”- Anton Szandor LaVey, The Satanic Rituals, Avon Books 1972
“Many of you have already read my writings identifying TV as the new God. There is a little thing I neglected to mention up until now-television is the major mainstream infiltration of the New Satanic religion…
Anton Szandor LaVey, “The Devil’s Notebook”, p. 86
“There is no culture more steeped in dark forces and deities than the Slavonic in general and the Russian in particular.
The proportion of Satanic entities in Slavonic mythology far exceeds the usual quota.”- Anton Szandor LaVey, The Satanic Rituals, Avon Books 1972
“Shortly before Sheik Adi (full name: Saraf ad-Din Abu-lFadail, Adi ben Musafir ben Ismael ben Mousa ben Marwan ben Ali-Hassan ben Marwan) died in 1163, he dictated what was to become one of the most legendary manuscripts of all time-the Al-Jilwah (revelations). The Al-Jilwah, combined with the Mashaf Rei, which was compiled in the following century, became known as the Black Book-the words spoken by Satan to his people. The Black Book not only contains the credo of the Yezidi, but their rites as well.
The Yezidis entered their temples through portals bearing the images of a lion, snake, double sided axe, man, comb, scissors, and mirror. The lion represented strength and dominion; the snake, procreation; the axe, potential for good or harm; the man, the god; and the comb, scissors and mirror represented pride. But greater as a symbol of pride, however, was the form taken by Satan in the Yezidi liturgy-the peacock.
Because they could not utter the name of Satan (Shaitan) for fear of persecution, the name Melek Taus (Peacock King) was used.”- Anton Szandor LaVey, The Satanic Rituals, Avon Books 1972