Chthonic Summons - The Infernal Sabbat
The Ritual of the Black Mass was originally a Ritual of Rebellion against the church. In a time when if you were not ‘Christian’ of ‘God fearing’, your life would be made unlivable, the Church became renown for it’s religious aggression against those who did not uphold the Governmental glory of the leaders who preached this religion. Beliefs contrary to the bigotry and tyrannical attitudes of the church and its sterile followers were not accepted. The Black Mass was created as a means of liberation and rebellion through the reversed rites of blasphemy of Orthodox thought. In the invocation of Satan, this archetype of selfliberation was means of release, of seeking knowledge and freedom within the self to have the choice of free thought, action and deed. This is why the serpent is considered an aspect of Satan or Lilith, the serpent is long viewed as a symbol of wisdom and fertility.