The Satanic Temple-Arizona FAQ

Where does TST AZ Meet?
The bulk of TST AZ members are located in Tucson and Phoenix. TST AZ has occasional gatherings between various cities within the state, which are posted to our website and social media. We hope to have gatherings in all of Arizona's major cities but lack the contacts to do so. TST AZ is always looking for sympathetic businesses to host one of our events or donation dropboxes. Any assistance we get from the public in this endeavor is highly appreciated

I’ve done my homework and want to get involved with TST AZ. What’s next?
Attending a TST AZ event, participating in a campaign, and meeting the Council is a great start. Getting involved in our charity or community outreach campaigns is a great way to make a first impression. Referral from another member or ally is also helpful. Please view our Membership Requirements to see what is expected of Official Members.

I am too far away to attend your events but still wish to join TST AZ.
If your membership application passes, you will be asked to have a audio/video meeting with TST AZ Chapter Head and/or Spokesperson. If you wish to join without doing any work, you may join as a national member of The Satanic Temple and support our actions by clicking HERE.

What does it cost to join?
Nothing in terms of monetary spending. However, TST AZ requires a time commitment of a few hours a month, on behalf of all its official members.

New to Satanism and/or the Left Hand Path?
You should minimally understand what TST is, and what TST is not. We are not an educational organization. We love to learn and share our knowledge with each other, but we are not here to teach you about Satanism. TST generously shares knowledge, resources, and original content through our sites and social media. We don’t expect you to be an expert, but we do assume you are self-motivated when it comes to learning. The more obvious it is that you are putting in effort to learn, the more likely it is that people will be willing to help you learn more. If you are not sure where to start, check out the following reading lists: The Satanic Temple Library

Many Satanists first began with the Satanic Bible, written by Anton LaVey founder of the Church of Satan, which is an entirely different organization- one that we are happy to deviate from. Although the Satanic Bible is a good start, we recommend these works as well.

 

Coming from a Western LHP, esoteric, or initiatory inclination?
As Satanists we embrace our outsider status and take pride in our heterodox views, perceptions, and positive assertion of our values. As a 21st century emergence our lineage is rich and complex, with Classical, Enlightenment, Modernist, and Postmodern influences. Esotericism and occultism are in the mix, yet, our Satanism is derived from the Miltonic-Romantic and French Decadent literary traditions, and is thus primarily political, intellectual, and artistic at its core. Our community supports a diverse range of interests, and each member is encouraged to develop their personal practice/path.

I am not a Satanist, but I support what you do. Can I still become an official chapter member?
Maybe. We also have a lot of friends and allies that are not formal chapter members, but are part of our community. Interested applicants must display a genuine interest in helping TST AZ grow by volunteering their time and effort to our campaigns. TST AZ has a number of members that do not self-identify as Satanists but have become essential to the chapter's progress.

All are welcome to become national members of The Satanic Temple, no purchase is necessary. Those who wish to have proof of their membership can do so by purchasing a membership card for $25. To view membership options on a national level, please visit The Satanic Temple website.

How can I visit the temple or attend a meeting?
TST AZ does not have a temple or offer public services of any kind. The Salem Art Gallery in Salem, MA is our HQ and is open to the public. TST AZ meetings are private and reserved for those in the Council or official members. The Arizona Chapter hosts public gatherings as part of our ongoing community building where all are welcome to attend. These events are posted to this website and our social media.

Can inmates become official members of TST AZ?
Due to the requirements of consistent communication and attendance, TST AZ does not accept official member applications from incarcerated applicants. Upon release, former inmates are encouraged to attend TST AZ events to meet the council and reapply when they are able to meet the requirements for membership. Depending on the severity of the crime, former inmates may be barred from becoming official members of the Arizona Chapter.

All are welcome to become national members of The Satanic Temple, no purchase is necessary. Those who wish to have proof of their membership can do so by purchasing a membership card for $25. To view membership options on a national level, please visit The Satanic Temple website.

 

Do you offer any services or sponsorships for incarcerated members?
The Satanic Temple is unable to provide sponsorship to incarcerated members. Despite the wide influence that TST has had in society, TST as a whole is yet a very young organization (est. 2013).  As a grassroots movement that does not claim non-profit status, TST is greatly lacking in funds and relies on public donations to continue pursue it's campaigns, which can be viewed here.

The Satanic Temple does not have an official ordination process yet and we currently lack required paperwork required by the state to make religious visits. TST hopes to change this in the future.