The Satanic Temple is the leading Satanic religious organization in the world. Part of TST’s popularity are their religious guidelines, the “Seven Fundamental Tenets”. These Tenets resonate with people all across the globe:
One should strive to act with compassion and empathy toward all creatures in accordance with reason
The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions.
One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.
The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend. To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of another is to forgo one’s own.
Beliefs should conform to one’s best scientific understanding of the world. One should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit one’s beliefs.
People are fallible. If one makes a mistake, one should do one’s best to rectify it and resolve any harm that might have been caused.
Every tenet is a guiding principle designed to inspire nobility in action and thought. The spirit of compassion, wisdom, and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word.
The Seven Tenets are arguably morally superior to the abrahamic Ten Commandments in almost every way.
Recently I was chatting with a friend about “Sigils” and a thought came to me. What if The Satanic Temple had Seven Sigils that would correspond to the Seven Tenets?! I had thought of this once before, but never put any real follow up into it. This time is different.
A “sigil” can generally be defined as any inscribed or painted symbol that an individual or group assign special meaning to. For theistic Satanists, these sigils would be considered “magical”. Not to a non-theistic Satanist, like that of TST. To us, the sigil is purely artistic and psychologically empowering.
A large part of the Satanic belief system is built upon the individual. Thus, many of the rituals, symbols and/or logos, are made for us to stand on our own path, rather than follow somebody else’s. This being said, I believe we have a great opportunity to create an incredible community project. TST is a community of individuals, afterall!
The Seven Sigils
The Satanic community is filled with talented artists with different creative ways to express the seven tenets through visual iconography. I would like to see these artists all make their own versions of “The Seven Sigils” and share them with the community. Sigils can be very personal. These sigils will be each artists individual rendering of what they see when they read The Seven Tenets.
COMPASSION – A helping hand
JUSTICE – Scales and weights
AUTONOMY – Reproductive anatomy
FREEDOM – Speech
SCIENCE – Atomic symbol
RESPONSIBILITY – Reparation
REASON – Mind
My ideas are fairly simplistic, but I could draw from them to create my very own “Seven Sigils”. I urge you all to go forth and personalize the Tenets even more!
I would love to see all your wonderful Tenet Sigils! Feel free to send them to me! Be sure to let me know if you want them shared, however. I will make sure they get posted for everyone to see. It might even inspire others to create a set of Seven Sigils that are meaningful for themselves.
You can send them directly to me at AriadneSatanas@gmail.com.
Disclaimer: I do not speak for The Satanic Temple. I am a member of TST Houston and I am speaking from my own perspective.
Find more information about The Satanic Temple here: https://thesatanictemple.com/pages/about-us
“The Seven Tenets” were authored by The Satanic Temple.