Australian Satanic Council
The Australian Satanic Council emerged in the 1990s as a
research and educational organization to help change the public
image of Satanism and remove the ridicule and misunderstanding
with which Satanists have had to endure. As such, the
council is not itself a new Satanist church or religious group;
rather, it is a haven for all Satanists and Satanic groups and an
organ for promoting Satanism in general. Membership in the
council does not preclude membership in any other Satanic
The council is headed by a small group of council members
who set policy and generally guide its work, much of which consists
of upkeep of the council’s webpage. Others affiliated with
the council are designated associate members. There are no
fees required for becoming an associate member. Associate
members support the council but do not have a vote on policy
issues. The council’s primary policy is a disavowal of all illegal
activities, especially the use of drugs or violence.
The council does not favor a particular Satanic theology, especially
on the matter of whether Satan is a symbol or a deity.
It does not recognize ecclesiastical titles (reverend, bishop,
etc.), as they tend to perpetuate the Christianity from which
they were derived. It recognizes only the accomplishments of
individuals. The council maintains a reference library of Satanic
materials, which it makes available on its website, and assumes
a role in reviewing Satanic websites and Satanic organizations
with an Internet presence, though it does not make a
final decision on the worth of different organizations.
The Australian Satanic Council exists primarily in cyberspace
and may be contacted through its webpage at http
The Australian Satanic Council.
May 14, 2000.

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