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Where is the Temple Located?

The Satanic Temple Headquarters, also known as The Salem Art Gallery in Salem, MA, is open to the public.

This historic building was once a mortuary and it now houses the TST’s Baphomet statue, Veteran’s Memorial monument, and a library dedicated to the study of the Satanic Panic of the 80s and 90s, and moral witch-hunts.

Currently, local chapters of The Satanic Temple do not have physical locations.

Does TST offer any public “services” (i.e.- Church, sermons)?

The Satanic Temple does not proselytize to the public, nor do we wish to have anyone succumb to religious group-think by having our leadership preach from the pulpit. Such traditions belong to religions which are not of the Left Hand Path and are usually rife with herd conformity, lack of reason, and supernaturalism. Modern Satanism is an individual path, one that is religious and atheistic in nature, that demands study of the practitioner and requires independent thought. Worship is antithetical to Satanism and we worship no beings, save ourselves. It is the position of The Satanic Temple that non-believers should embrace religion while fighting superstition.

In keeping with our Satanic ideals in the pursuit of knowledge and wordly revels, The Satanic Temple Headquarters in Salem, MA, holds “services” such as candle making classes, guest lectures on various topics, art galleries, rituals, and more.

Satanists do find that the practice of personal ritual to be a cathartic and worthwhile experience.

“Contrary to popular belief, there doesn’t have to be an associate with a deity or religion — ritual is just a mindful, symbolic activity performed to create a particular result.” – Shiva Honey

Quote from “Ritual as a tool for inner revolution in the New Year”, The Pentacle Path

TST AZ does host the occasional public event that sometimes includes a form of ritual. Keep your eyes peeled for those announcements throughout our social media.

Is TST a religion or an activist group?

As a religious organization, TST serves the religious needs of our members, no matter who they are or how they identify, and our various chapters are encouraged to initiate local or national campaigns based on our growing community’s needs. To be clear, this does not mean that we are a run of the mill social justice group; activism for us is a necessary component to expressing and preserving our religious faith. TST initiatives, locally and nationally, are not a catch all for every social injustice present within our society but, as can be seen in every one of our chapters, this does not hinder our members from participating in and supporting local charities (usually focusing on our most at-risk communities), and to attend their local Pride festival.

The religion our membership identifies with is Satanism. The organization by which we express our Satanic ideals is through The Satanic Temple. As our co-founder, Lucien Greaves, best put it, “Never separate art and activism. Never let your activism be artless, and never allow your art to be orthodox.”

Our identification as Satanists isn’t “satirical,” however, we’re not adverse to using humor and satire to highlight various hypocrisies and absurdities we run up against. This point is entirely lost on some people who seem to believe that everything is mutually exclusive, and one organization can’t be more than one thing at a time. – Lucien Greaves

Quote from “Never Let Your Activism Be Artless”, HauteMacabre

Beyond cultivating a space of like minded individuals, we are a religious organization with a strong focus on activism. Direct action, nonviolent protest, and community engagement is the foundation of what we do. If advancing our causes is not the primary reason you are thinking of joining, this is not the group for you. However, TST is not a catch all for every cause. While one might be very passionate about their cause and their cause may be worthwhile, if it does not promote or advance the specific causes associated with TST, they will not find traction here. We encourage those to seek groups that do. To find further clarification on TST’s mission, please refer to the FAQ linked above.

Despite having a clear focus on social activism, TST is primarily a religious organization with religious practices that involve ritual and discussion of Satanic philosophy.

“We are a religious group that engages in activism when public policy is seen to inhibit our practice or otherwise diminish our ability for equal civic engagement. We are not an activist group waving the banner of religion as an afterthought. We are Satanists first.” – Lucien Greaves

Quote from “Interview with Lucien Greaves”, The Wild Hunt

TST AZ, as are all other chapters under The Satanic Temple, is a grassroots movement comprised of volunteers. TST AZ welcomes those who support The Satanic Temple’s mission and who believe in our 7 Fundamental Tenets.

Non-Satanists, also endearingly referred to as “Satan Adjacent”, who join TST for their interest in activism, are welcome to support our endeavors and join our discussion forums, however please refrain from making any disparaging remarks in regards to our Satanic ritual practices as they are a sincere form of religious expression for many Satanists. We welcome constructive questions and discussion on the topic to help enlighten those who wish to learn more.

Where does TST AZ meet?

Currently, TST Chapter do not have physical locations. The Satanic Temple Headquarters located in Salem, MA, is the only physical TST building.

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TST AZ members and allies choose to meet in public places like coffee shops, restaurants, and other public spaces where members and allies can enjoy each other’s company, discuss Satanism, or other TST news.

The bulk of TST AZ members are located in Tucson and Phoenix, however the Chapter is always looking for interested volunteers in other cities to assist in TST campaigns.

TST AZ has gatherings between various cities within the state, which are posted to our Google Calendar here on the website and throughout our social media.

We invite our friends and allies to subscribe to the occasional TST AZ Newsletter here and to join TST AZ’s Facebook discussion forum where most of our unofficial gatherings are hosted by community members.

TST AZ hopes to have gatherings across our great state but lack the resources to do so. We are always looking for local volunteers to help coordinate with sympathetic businesses in their area in hopes to find a friendly venue to host one of our events or donation dropboxes. Any assistance we get from the public in this endeavor is highly appreciated.

TST AZ member meetings are private and reserved for Council Members and/or Official Members.

I’ve done my homework and want to get involved with TST AZ. What’s next?

Allies of The Satanic Temple Arizona Chapter are welcome to show their support by attending our public events, purchasing chapter merchandise, participating/donating to our charitable campaigns, helping us scout for new event locations, and interacting with our community online in TST AZ’s Facebook group.

Official Membership to The Satanic Temple Arizona Chapter, however, takes time and effort on behalf of the interested applicant. Sufficient time is needed for the applicant to get to know TST AZ (and vice versa), to ensure that both parties have a mutually reciprocal working dynamic, common goals, and demonstrated understanding of the mission of TST.

TST AZ Official Membership is extended only to those that have shown consistent participation and passed an initial vetting process by TST AZ’s Council. A few things one can do if they are interested in Official Membership:

  • Introduce themselves and make an effort to meet the members of our tight-knit community online and in person.
  • Be vocal with TST AZ’s Council that they are interested in Official Membership.
  • Create productive discussion posts or host a casual unofficial gathering locally in their area in TST AZ’s Facebook discussion forum.
  • Participate in specific TST National Campaigns and TST AZ’s local campaigns.
  • Display their knowledge of Satanism and understand how TST uses activism as an expression of worship.
  • Volunteer their time and offer any skills that may prove beneficial for the chapter.

Please view the “Official Membership Requirements” and “Contribute” pages for more information in regards to Official Membership to TST AZ.

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 few members that do not self-identify as Satanists but have become essential to the chapter’s progress.

Even as the influence and popularity of The Satanic Temple grows due to our activism, the purpose of TST remains the same and that is to facilitate the communication and mobilization of politically and socially aware Satanists and Secularists.

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.

I am too far away to attend your events but still wish to join TST AZ

As previously mentioned, TST AZ events occur mostly between Tucson and Phoenix. Any locations outside of these areas, chances are that we are lacking in public interest and/or local official members to help us in coordinating an official event.

We urge interested applicants that are too far away to attend a TST AZ event to help us in developing a Satanic Community in their area so that TST AZ can possibly have an event there in the future.

Official Member Applicants that have not been able to attend a TST AZ event due to distance will be asked to have an online video meeting with TST AZ’s Council.

New to Satanism and/or the Left Hand Path?

You should minimally understand what TST is, and what TST is not. Knowledge is the greatest gift and we encourage all to attain this through self motivated study, as we are not a school or university. 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.

One does not need membership to Satanic organization to claim the title of “Satanist”, as it is a a coming-home philosophy that resonates with those that practice it in their daily lives. Those who are interested to learn more about Satanism are invited to look over TST’s “Recommended Reading List” and TST AZ’s YouTube channel that includes a number of sources to literature and informational videos.

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.

Are there any age restrictions to joining TST AZ?

TST AZ will not accept anyone that is under 18 years old, regardless of parental permission. Most TST AZ events are also 21+, which may hinder anyone younger than that from participating in certain activities. Parents are also discouraged from indoctrinating their children into Satanism and/or using them as props to push their own ideals. Parental imposition of religious beliefs is indoctrination, regardless if it is Satanism, and should be left up to the individual when that person is cognizant enough to understand.

Are TST chapters also tax-exempt/non-profit entities?

Chapters of The Satanic Temple are their own entities and currently not covered under TST’s tax-exempt status. The Satanic Temple is looking into the available options to change this.

What does it cost to join?

There is no membership fee to join TST AZ. TST AZ does have a participation requirement of one action every six months as explained in our Membership Requirements.

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.

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 apply 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.

Does TST offer religious counceling for inmates? Performing of wedding ceremonies / funerary rites?

The Satanic Temple is in the process of finalizing the official ordination program for members who wish to be ordained to be able to perform wedding ceremonies and funerary rites.

As of this moment, TST currently lacks the necessary paperwork required by the state to make religious visits to incarcerated members. TST hopes to change this in the future.

Do you offer care packages with reading material for those interested in The Satanic Temple?

The Satanic Temple has not canonized any Satanic literary works, but chooses to let those interested in Satanism find their own path through the plethora of works already available. TST AZ does not have the resources to supply those interested with reading material, however, many Satanic works can be found online, at your local occult shop, and some bookstores. There is a wealth of material to choose from and a few of the more popular titles can be found at The Satanic Temple Library.

Does TST offer any sponsorships or financial support for members?

The Satanic Temple understands the importance of community and empathizes with our members in need. Unfortunately, TST is unable to provide sponsorship or financial support to our struggling members. Despite the noteriety that TST has had in the media, TST as a whole is yet a very young organization (est. 2013) and has been solely financed through public donations and merch sales alone.  As a grassroots movement comprised of volunteers, TST is greatly lacking in funds and relies on public donations to continue pursue it’s campaigns, which can be viewed here.

Will TST AZ grant me fame, riches, and/or a path to the Illuminati? Will TST help me sell my soul?

No. No. No. And again NO. Please look elsewhere.

Conspiracy theories such as the Illuminati and PizzaGate have no real ties to Satanism. The Satanic Temple works hard to debunk conspiracy theories, those often associated with the Satanic Panic of the 80’s and 90’s. Please visit Grey Faction to learn more.

The belief of a soul requires a belief in the supernatural, let alone a belief in a literal Satan to sell one’s soul to – both of which are antithetical to the fundamental values of The Satanic Temple.