Wow and to think hes trying very hard to answer others questions in an interview style setting. Not that those who ask don't deserve the answers such a person will give.
To the OP. Some are introduced to the black book as the second half being there for those who need dogma in their lives. Some perform rituals and some people pray or work spells. To me all work in most the same way, though some look outward for their god many look inside as well.
The book can be read free, so read it once its a simple enough read. I never got it when others feel the need to study said book. To me if it doesn't resonate with you the first time through then you just don't get it. You are or you are not you don't become a Satanist you realize there is a title for what you are.
Therefore Satanists are "Born not Made!"
Then if you think you're really here not just because you think its cool or you heard we have better cookies search out a book called Just shut the fuck up and do something! Read it learn it and then grovel at the feet of the lady who wrote it.
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