darkness he awakes... as the shadows of life cover those who are elite,
comes a forefather of the true meaning of the "Dark side". Draconis
Blackthorne is one of the many well-known warlocks of Anton LaVey's
CHURCH OF SATAN as well as a prominent member of The TEMPLE OF THE
VAMPIRE. He is known for his art, his imagination, and to me, he is
known for his words of precise wisdom... join me from the darkest
reality of life as I interview... DRACONIS BLACKTHORNE.
Can you tell us something about your history (i.e., background, childhood, ect.)?
was born a Satanist and found The Satanic Bible in early adolescence
after becoming aware of it from a christian tract warning of the
dangers of the Occult. I was determined to find this book and read it
for Myself. And when I did, the rest is history. Here I found a
philosophy which resonated with My psychology and predispositions. In
essence, I recognized Myself in those pages, and eventually joined the
organization Dr. LaVey founded for other such like-minded individuals
in this stimulating Cabal of productive aliens.
I spent some time in Italy and Spain, then
returned to The United States after My parents wanted to baptize their
child at The Vatican. I went to a couple of private schools until a
relocation where I attended the public school system, and always felt
dissatisfied with the curriculum. I began exhibiting My aesthetic
individuality in this time and became a conundrum to the faculty,
seeing this student who appeared like the total rebel, yet excelled with
grades while at the same time pursuing My passion for The Dark Arts,
from ritual experimentation, to writing essays, poetry and drawing
Jungian pieces influenced by Giger, Dali, and Gammel.
I eventually discovered several of My creations had caught the
attention of a prominent "occult investigator" who actually displayed a
couple of My writings and art work on some nationally syndicated
programs. At the height of the SRA propaganda, I was surprised to find
them on such presentations from time to time, and thought it quite
I also became involved with several styles of
The Martial Arts early on, and subsequently acquired black belts in Tae
Kwon Do, Kenpo, and Dux Ninjutsu. I have since developed My own combat
style I call "Black Dragon", which incorporates various elements
therein to more practical applications. Weight training remains a
Along with the preceding, there have been many
strange things throughout this existence. For elaborations and more
biographical information, I direct the reader to the following source:
* LINK: Auto-Biography.
How long have you been a member of the CHURCH OF SATAN and the TEMPLE OF THE VAMPIRE?
I have been a registered member of The Church of
Satan since Year XXVIII Anno Satanas, and The Temple of The Vampire
since even before then.
How do you view satanism today compared to 1966 (Anno Satanas)?
Satanism is an organic philosophy and lifestyle,
and invariably evolves with the individual, applying personal style and
directly pertinent application. Ultimately, each Satanist is their own
deity, but what we do have in common is an appreciative admiration of
the undefiled wisdom written in The Satanic Bible.
Since Year One, The Church of Satan continues to flourish, and reach
further stages of development as stated so eloquently by Magus Gilmore
in "The State of The Church" essay found on The Official site. Our
current watchword is "Justice", the implementation of Lex Talionis.
* LINK: Greetings from The High Priest.
How has Satanism impacted your work?
Well, it can be no other way. Positively, to say the least. Whether our
iconography is directly used, or its principles applied towards life
goals, Satanism propagates personal responsibility and indulgence by
whatever practical and creative means, so long as none are harmed who
do not deserve it, or unless they enjoy it!
As far as work goes, what are some of the current projects/work titles you hold?
Besides certain secret endeavors, The "Black
Arts & Witch Crafts" of Blackthorne Productions, which includes
literature and various artistic and oracular devices.
* LINK: Blackthorne Productions.
I Am a Church of Satan Warlock, President and Founder of Blackthorne Productions.