The Narrative of Pan

“Pan symbolizes indulgence, hedonism, sex, music, drink, food, celebrations— everything that makes life fun and enjoyable. Traditional religions view all these things as evil. It is the exact opposite for the Satanist. There is nothing to be gained from deprivation.”—Narratives 7(Pan): 1-4

The Narrative of Pan is the seventh chapter in The Satanic Narratives: A modern Satanic Bible, and introduces the aspect of Pan: representing indulgence in the pleasures of life.

Satanists appreciate sensual pleasure, worldly experience. Some enjoy sexual deviancy or altered states of consciousness. Many refer to Satanism as a “carnal religion.” But the point of sexual deviancy isn’t mere rebellion or unhinged debauchery. For a Satanist, seeking out all the pleasures of earthly experience is just a part of your right, as the supreme ruler of your own life, to explore your own lusts and desires in a controlled way. Pan is a connoisseur of earthly experience.

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"The name of the fourth is Penemue: He discovered to the children of men every secret of their wisdom. He taught men to understand writing. Therefore numerous have been those who have gone astray from every period of the world, even to this day."

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