Purging Talon Executive Director, Matt G. Paradise joined forces with iSatanist.com owner and producer/co-host of The Devil You Know podcast, John Shaw to bring you a video program focused on a rite performed at an exclusive gathering to celebrate the founding of the Church of Satan, Walpurgisnacht LII A.S. (2017). While Reverend Shaw handled scripting, set design and post-production editing, Magister Paradise contributed camera work, direction, and lighting. For more examples of Shaw’s audio and video work, make sure to visit The Third Side Network on YouTube.
Purging Talon Executive Director, Matt G. Paradise had been interviewed on the Raising Hell podcast, primarily to discuss the interest of young people in Satanism and, ultimately, joining the Church of Satan. The conversation also takes a light-hearted turn as Magister Paradise waxes nostalgic about his weird childhood, discovering Satanism, his love for Italian girls, his favorite Brady, his first ritual, and other stimulating topics.
from the website…
Raising Hell is a discussion and education oriented podcast which takes an honest approach to promoting the individualist nature that Satanists are born with, and emboldening our own youth to rise above herd-conformity through responsible parenting.
You can hear the entire episode by clicking here.
Purging Talon Executive Director, Matt G. Paradise discusses Subterranean SINema, public access television, and controversial programming. Fall 2002.
Purging Talon Executive Director, Matt G. Paradise is featured in a pictorial entitled “Satanic Family Values” in the latest issue of Old Nick Magazine. Shot by the inimitable Paul Smalley (who is currently restoring his 19th century mansion in Iowa), the article showcases a few rakish gents of note in the infamous Church of Satan. From the publisher:
“Old Nick Magazine and its website were created for the forgotten man… the man who longs for the time of the genuine gentleman with a dark bent. The sophisticated gent who demonstrates manners and grace in every circumstance whether he’s at a formal affair or a ball game. We’re here for the man who loves women with curves, and who feel, smell and act like women. Welcome all you who are rogues, libertines and voluptuaries at heart”
The “Hell It’s Hot” summer issue (which also contains lots of pictures of naked women as well as articles on food, culture, art, sex and more) can be purchased either in print or digital form (there’s even an app for that!) at the issue’s MagCloud page. Back issues are available here. Official website for Old Nick is here (NSFW).
Many fine, upstanding citizens enjoy our books so much that they take the plunge and post enthusiastic reviews of them to Amazon, something I’ve been encouraging in place of merely e-mailing or PM-ing us the same sentiments where no one else can read them and, thus, make a more informed buying decision. Reviews are important, and I appreciate the following individuals for actively helping Purging Talon with their positive and very public opinions.
Whether you identify as an atheist, freethinker, Objectivist, misanthropist, social darwinist, rational hedonist, or just a general non-conformist, you’ll find no shortage of devilishly lovable quotes in this book. There’s certainly no shortage of religion bashing quotes, but that’s far from being the only subject. The quotes are arranged alphabetically by author, and the topic index makes it easy to look up a theme and find a slew of relevant quotes.
The editor also stresses the point that a good quote is a good quote, regardless of who it comes from, so to whine “Why is Fredrick Douglas in this book?!? He was a Christian!” is to miss the point. These are all well-selected quotes, whether they come from ancient philosophers or modern rock stars. They show the world and life as they truly are, not “ought” to be. In a world where most people seem to praise conformity, mediocrity, and outdated religious dogma, the kinds of quotes here become quite “Satanic” to the status quo indeed.
I found this book insightful, humorous and informative. Not only is it a fun read, some might even find it enlightening. This book is compiled into the perfect format; you can dig in and read it cover to cover in one sitting or savor it a few pages at a time on your daily commute. As the title may suggest, an open mind might be essential to buying this book, however, it is certainly not a prerequisite to one’s appreciating it.
Read more from these reviews and leave your own on this title at the Amazon review page for The Book of Satanic Quotations.
In 2002, Purging Talon had released the first edition of The Book of Satanic Quotations. Now, six years later, it is available in a new SECOND EDITION… professionally bound, color cover, fully indexed, and with many more authors and quotes than its predecessor. Also contains classic illustrations of devilry from the past 500+ years and a special new introduction by Purging Talon Executive Director, Matt G. Paradise, a Magister in the Church of Satan and author of Bearing The Devil’s Mark.
Over two millennia and over 400 authors including such notables as Aristotle, Asimov, Byron, Churchill, Dickenson, Einstein, Emerson, Hegel, Ingersoll, LaVey, Mencken, Nietzsche, Rand, Shakespeare, Twain and many more providing insight, witticisms and thought congruent with the Satanic philosophy.
[more information at the TBoSQ Ordering Page]