What do Satanists experience in their final moments? Here we will look at a couple quotes of prominent Satanists’ last words.
All stories, if continued far enough, end in death.
Death does not play favorites. It is the great equalizer and eventually comes for us all. No matter how seemingly powerful a man is in this life, to dust we all return.
While a person’s last words are not a form of empirical evidence, they can serve as a window into their near death experience. Perhaps sometimes death doesn’t occur instantaneously, but rather as a gradual transition. Maybe a dying man can have one foot in this world while stepping into the next.
Maybe some last words come from beyond the veil.
Anton LaVey’s Quoted Last Words
Anton LaVey (born Howard Stanton Levey) was a leading proponent of the Satanist movement in America during the 1960’s and 70’s. He was the founder of the “official” religion of Satanism as well as the Church of Satan. He wrote books including The Satanic Bible, The Satanic Rituals, The Satanic Witch, The Devil’s Notebook and Satan Speaks! Additionally, he released three music albums, two of which entitled The Satanic Mass and Satan Takes a Holiday.
LaVey was one of the most prominent and prolific Satanists in recent history. He had an immense impact (albeit negative) on American culture, which unfortunately echoes into the present day. But what were Anton LaVey’s final words on his deathbed?
Oh my, oh my, what have I done! There’s something very wrong, there’s something very wrong, there’s something very wrong!
These are the recorded last words of Satanist Anton LaVey. We can only speculate on what he was experiencing in his final moments. However, LaVey’s last words connote a man confronting a profoundly dark and terrifying state of panic.
Aleister Crowley’s Quoted Last Words
Aleister Crowley (born Edward Alexander Crowley) was an English Satanist, occultist and ceremonial magician from the early 1900’s. He founded a religion (or cult) known as Thelema, in which he self-identified as a prophet responsible for bringing humanity into a new age.
Additionally, in his writings Crowley referenced many Satanic, anti-Christian concepts. In these writings, he would refer to himself as “the Beast 666” and would reference the Whore of Babylon from the book of Revelation. In one work, he even referred to Satan as “Our Lord God the Devil”.
According to witnesses, shortly before his death he was seen pacing around his room anxiously. His last words were recorded as being:
I am perplexed
Crowley’s last words reveal a confused man. A paradigm-shifting moment. Perhaps a man coming to terms with the fact that he had been deceived and lead astray.
We will never truly know what these two Satanists experienced at their time of death. The most we can do is hypothesize and speculate based off of their final words. But solely (no pun intended) in regard to these Satanists’ last words, we can extrapolate feelings of confusion, despair and fear.
As Christians, we can know for certain what awaits us on the other side. 1 John 5:13 assures us:
These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
At the very least, these Satanists’ last words reveal an uncertainty in their transition to the other side. At the very worst, these last words suggest a terror that may echo throughout an eternity.