What does a Satanist look like? Is it the woman in all black, gothic clothing at the bus stop? Is it the man with the long goatee and moustache with the evil gleam in his eye? Is it the grandma in school marm's clothing with the slightly lost expression. Is it the young hipster with the iPod and tight jeans?

Yes. It could very well be any, or all of these...

When the uninitiated hear the word Satanist, their manipulated minds turn to images of the worst that society has to offer. They instinctively think of the "Hell's Angel" biker, or the disaffected young woman in shocking, witch-like, Gothic style. Indeed, popular culture and mainstream thinking has cultivated these images as bad guys and most non-thinkers fall prey to the imagery. They "know" this is what a Satanist looks like. Do Satanists look like this? Of course they do. Satanists come from all walks of life, but they are, at their cores, individualists and true individualists do not indulge in stereotypical styling, unless of course they seek to achieve a specific effect.

A Satanists can look like anyone. The college preppy, a well-heeled man, a nerd of high order, and the grizzly outdoorsmen. All of these looks may adorn a Satanist. Sometimes, all of these look may even adorn a single Satanist...

Satanists, as self-serving, enlightened egoists, may adopt any number of styles to suit a particular penchant, goal, or desired effect. This look may change even during the course of a single day. Depending on the situation, the Satanist may look meek, humble, or conciliatory yet later, in a different context, tailor themselves to appear bold, brash, or powerful. They may have an overall preference of clothing and style but adjust to their whim or fancy any given moment. Looks can cause effects before any actions have been taken and a Satanist knows this and uses it to his or her advantage. Satanists are chameleons who manipulate their skins to be exactly who they need to be at any given moment. Appearance is part of the lesser magic Satanists employ to their advantage.

The popular adages "a wolf in sheep's clothing," "Satan appears as an angel of light," "looks can be deceiving," and "don't judge a book by its cover" express what the Satanist already knows. To achieve ones own ends, one must fit the role required. This "fit" starts with style.

So, do Satanists look the part? Yes. It just depends on what part they happen to be playing. We certainly might not be the person you've been eyeing...

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