The Onyx Tablet of Set
In order to understand the purpose of the Onyx Tablet of Set, you must first understand
the function of the Temple of Set within contemporary civilization, and further the
function of the Priesthood of Set within the Temple. As you have qualified for Initiation
to the Priesthood, you will have grasped the essence of these distinctions intuitively.
Herein they will be discussed more deliberately and explicitly.
Like the Church of Satan before it, the Temple of Set would not exist if there were not a
need for it to exist. In the case of the Church of Satan, the need was for a medium in
which to give vent to anger against the hypocrisy of conventional society - a hypocrisy
which seemed most directly the legacy of the mainstream Western religions. Having
expressed their anger both ritualistically and intellectually, Satanists found themselves
confronted with the challenge to build a more perfect world from the ruins of the old.