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Psychomanteum Part of CultureHouse Salem

Psychomanteum

Part of CultureHouse Salem

Open your mind and enter the Psychomanteum; a unique experiential installation that explores the psyche. Intertwining mythological practices, psychological techniques, and physiological responses, the Psychomanteum allows participants to interact with the specters residing in their conscious and subconscious.

Created by Miss Thanatopsis and Nathan Emm

Location:
Old Town Hall
32 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970

Hours:
Wednesday–Thursday, 1–6pm
Friday–Saturday, 1–8pm

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Satanic Social

Join us for the first event in a reoccurring series of Satanic Socials! Come commune with your local Satanists, meet and make friends, see the Temple, view the Art, and learn what The Satanic Temple and Salem Art Gallery are all about!

Enjoy complimentary adult libations and light snacks amidst a live DJ set by local musician raconteur John Francis Bittrich!

Salem's Satanic tour guide, Thomas Vallor, will regale us with a brief discussion about the history of The Satanic Temple and its campaigns, then will remain to converse about TST and Salem's infamous history.

Tickets:
$6.66 in Advance
$10.00 at Door

**Tickets are Non-Refundable**

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John Francis Bittrich is a writer, DJ, and musician from Salem. His work has appeared in publications including Digboston, the Boston Phoenix, the Boston Hassle, the Boston Compass, and more. He’s worked as a ghost tour guide here in Salem and hosted a long-running radio program on WZBC at Boston College.

Thomas O'Brien Vallor is a seasoned Salem tour guide and host of The Satanic Tour! He has been educating the masses about Salem's history and the occult for nearly twenty years. His tours filter his extensive knowledge of local history through a lens of experience as an interfaith occult minister, practicing witch, and The Satanic Temple member. He has been featured on numerous publications and networks including the Travel Channel and the Science Channel.

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Heavy Temple LIVE AT THE TEMPLE

Join Philadelphia-based rockstars HEAVY TEMPLE for an intimate and rare performance at The Satanic Temple!

Since their inception, HEAVY TEMPLE has made waves throughout the heavy rock underground, galvanizing their brain-melting attack over the course of tours with Corrosion of Conformity, Ruby the Hatchet, Ecstatic Vision, and Royal Thunder, and appearances at fests including Psycho Las Vegas, DesertFest New York, The Obelisk All-Dayer, Muddy Roots and Decibel Metal and Beer.

Fusing their strongest lineup into place just ahead of the coronavirus pandemic, Heavy Temple took advantage of the forced layoff from touring to craft their cosmic heaviness into the first official full-length, Lupi Amoris, which arrived in June 2021 on Magnetic Eye Records.

Ready for the return of a world that allows this well-oiled riff machine back onstage, the band proudly presents a heavy psychedelic expedition that seamlessly weaves from boogie van grooves to Candlemassian gravitas. 

  • Limited capacity of 20 guests
  • Adults only (18 and older with ID)
  • TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE


This event will be live-streamed at TST-TV!

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Lydia Lunch Murderous...Again

Join us for a rare and intimate double-header performance by the legendary Lydia Lunch and Tim Dahl

Murderous…Again - combines the dynamic spoken word of Lydia Lunch with the psycho-ambient jazz noir of Tim Dahl to create an intimate evening of provocative musical poetry. When the Covid 19 quarantine placed New York City in a state of suspended animation, Lydia Lunch summoned bassist Tim Dahl who regularly performs live with Lydia’s band RETROVIRUS to collaborate on Murderous…Again a truly unique fusion of psycho-ambient jazz noir and hypnotic musical poetry.

This event is co-produced with Boston Hassel.

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Lydia Lunch, Queen of No Wave, Muse of The Cinema of Transgression has been touring in a variety of mediums since 1977. In 1982 she began performing and curating spoken word shows in NYC at The Pyramid, The Knitting Factory, The Kitchen, The Performing Garage, La Mama, The Roxy Hotel and numerous other venues. She has appeared live with John Giorno, Hubert Selby Jr, Karen Finley, Jerry Stahl, Wanda Coleman, Henry Rollins, and Last Poet Umar Bin Hassan to name a few, often arranging shows and booking tours throughout America, Europe and Australia. She has presented workshops for writers throughout the USA and Europe, where she continues to tour with both music and spoken word. She has collaborated with such musical luminaries as J.G. Thirlwell, Rowland S. Howard, Thurston Moore, Omar Rodriguez - Lopez and many others.


Tim Dahl is a composer and professional electric and double bass player, vocalist, keyboardist and composer living in New York City. He is best known as the front man and bass player of the noise-rock band Child Abuse and the defunct avant-jazz group The Hub.He also writes and performs for the jazz ensemble Pulverize The Sound. Dahl has toured extensively throughout North America, Europe and Japan and performed with many notable musicians, composers and performers including Yusef Lateef, Archie Shepp, Eugene Chadbourne, John Zorn, Marc Ribot, and Elliot Sharpe.

In addition to performing together, Lydia and Tim co-host The Lydia Spin Podcast!

They will perform two sets:

  • 6:30–7:30pm
  • 8:00–9:00pm
6:30pm Tickets 8:00pm Tickets

Caitlin Karolczak: Imitations of Mortality Artist's Reception

Join us for the artist's reception of Imitations of Mortality a solo exhibition by Minnesota-based artist Caitlin Karolczak.

Throughout history, women have been more commonly recalled as muses than artists. Karolczak lays claim to both, using both self-portraiture and other imagery in reclamation of identity. Her art practice also exhibits a preoccupation with the male portrait, examining prevalent notions of fetishization and oft-not-seen vulnerability. Karolczak’s richly layered works combine age-old painting techniques with bold, contemporary mediums. Featuring countless brushstrokes and translucent layers of pigment combined with uncommonly used mediums such as neon, enamel and metal leaf, Karolczak’s work truly stands out in the genre of figurative art.

Caitlin Karolczak was born on Minnesota’s Iron Range. She attended the University of MN at 16, where she received a BFA in Fine Arts and a BA in Art History with an emphasis in 19th century medical photography.

In addition to painting Karolczak, pursues installation, sculpture, and performance art, often incorporating objects of biology and antiquity from her personal collection.   

Karolczak has exhibited internationally in Bogotá, Vancouver, New York, Miami, Minneapolis, Belgium, Germany and more.  Her work is in numerous collections across the US as well as Australia, South America, UK, Canada, Israel & South Africa. She has been interviewed by art publications in Australia, South America, Croatia, & the USA.  

Satanic Social Co-hosted with: The Satanic Estate

Join us for the second event in a reoccurring series of Satanic Socials! Come commune with your local Satanists, meet and make friends, see the Temple, view the Art, and learn what The Satanic Temple and Salem Art Gallery are all about!

Enjoy complimentary adult libations and light snacks with special representatives from The Satanic Estate to premier The Miniature Estate. The Miniature Estate serves as both art installation and luxury product shelving. All products on this shelf support the efforts of The Satanic Estate via the Benefactors program. Benefactors of The Estate receive extremely rare Satanic objects in gratitude for their support.

The first collection to be featured is Antediluvian, collaborators include @SerpentīnaeOfficial, @Light_witch, @CraftSatan, @InfernalZoey, @oddfoxinc, @salemwitchwiles, @thisisreallypixie

The Miniature Estate was created in collaboration with Melissa Gurr (@CraftSatan) and Zoey Inferni (@InfernalZoey). It is currently on loan to Salem Art Gallery from the private collection of Jack Matirko. The concept for The Miniature Estate came from Erika Adler, Director of Salem Art Gallery.

Learn more about becoming a Benefactor at benefactors.thesatanic.estate

Tickets:
$6.66 in Advance
$10.00 at the door

**Tickets are Non-Refundable**

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Solstice Tales of Terror Presented by John Francis Bittrich

Celebrate the summer with some nature-themed classic horror tales! John Francis Bittrich, the local raconteur, returns to serve you some round-the-campfire spooky story vstory vibes, accompanied by unique acoustic sounds.

Take in the Temple's exhibitions, nibble on snacks, and sip on libations in a comfy, cozy setting that’s sure to offset the shivers and chills offered by these classic ghost stories.

John Francis Bittrich is a writer, DJ, and musician from Salem. His work has appeared in publications including Digboston, the Boston Phoenix, the Boston Hassle, the Boston Compass, and more. He’s worked as a ghost tour guide here in Salem and hosted a long-running radio program on WZBC at Boston College.


Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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Past Events

Witches Weekend Hosted by Shiva Honey

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Join Priestess Shiva Honey for Witches Weekend during Hexennacht 2022 at The Satanic Temple Salem! Witches Weekend is a celebration of the Satanic witch that will be hosted by artist and author Shiva Honey. During Witches Weekend Shiva will teach a small number of hands-on, intimate ritual-focused workshops to help you expand your skills and strengthen your power. She'll also host the release party for her latest book, The Devil's Death: Your Satanic Companion for Grief and Dying and Hexennacht celebration.


WITCHES WEEKEND SCHEDULE:

APRIL 29TH

- 6:00-8:00pm - Satanic Smoke: An Introduction to Incense Making

- 9:00 - 11:00pm - Finding Your Flame: Cultivating Your Power Through Satanic Candle Ritual


APRIL 30TH

The Devil's Death: Your Satanic Companion for Grief and Dying release party + Hexennacht Celebration - Join Shiva Honey in celebrating the release of her newest book, The Devil’s Death: Your Satanic Companion for Grief and Dying. Shiva will discuss her new book and past work, including The Anatole France award-winning The Devil's Tome: A Book of Modern Satanic Ritual and The Devil's Deck: A Tool for Satanic Enlightenment and lead a group ritual for grief and loss for Hexennacht.


MAY 1ST

- 6:00-8:00pm - The Devil’s Scent: Crafting Your Own Satanic Ritual Oil

- 9:00 - 11:00pm - The Sight: How to Sharpen Your Vision And Harness Your Inner Magic

Happy Ishtar Celebration

Join us for this All-Ages and Family-Friendly event to celebrate the ancient Mesopotamian goddess of war and fertility, Ishtar. Everyone is welcome to enjoy some snacks and paint some eggs, symbolic of life and rebirth. We will host two Egg Hunts, one for toddlers (0–4yo) and one for kids (5–7yo), with special prizes throughout, and each winner will receive an After School Satan lunchbox and coloring book!

All children MUST be supervised by a parent or guardian at all time!

Toddler Egg Hunt (0–4yo) - 1:00pm
Kids Egg Hunt (5–7yo) - 1:30pm

*Free and Open to the Public*

Wolves at the Door Presented by Zee Soffron

In support of W O L F D R E A M, join Wolf Hollow Director Zee Soffron fro a discussion about the pivotal role of wolves in maintaining healthy balances in nature, their role in the human psyche and the personal affect they have had on his life. With a blend of fact-based science and personal experiences we hope to bring a better understanding of one of nature's most important and maligned creatures.

Event is free but we request you reserve tickets. We also suggest a donation of $10 to Wolf Hollow.

Event will be live-streamed at TheSatanicTemple.Tv

Zee Soffron grew up, and maintains residence at the family homestead in costal, rural Ipswich, Massachusetts. Receiving his Bachelors Degree at Montserrat College of Art in 1998 Soffron took his experiences growing up with wolves into every aspect of his life as a world traveler, tattoo artist, educator, partner and parent. Soffron is presently a middle school art teacher, wolf educator and father, balancing being a wolf advocate and caretaker with living a “normal life”. Currently pursuing his Masters degree in education, Soffron continues to bring his life experiences into his work as a teacher, parent, artist and lifelong learner.

** Proof of Vaccination Required for Entry**

W O L F D R E A M Artist Reception

Throughout history, Wolves have been the personification of wonder and power. They represent the untamed spirit and unconquered land. With that reputation, they have also been condemned as evil incarnate and, once murdered, a symbol of man’s brutal conquest of nature.

This exhibition, Juried by Wolf Hollow Director, Zee Soffron, explores and promotes the majesty of these beautiful creatures whose alluring energy continues to inspire.

As a commitment to the preservation of these important animals, The Salem Art Gallery at The Satanic Temple Salem pledges the proceeds of the works included in this exhibition towards our neighbors to the north, Wolf Hollow Conservation and Education Center.

Free and Open to the Public

Make Your Own Conjoined Creature: A Workshop Taught by Melissa Gurr

Join us for an in-depth, hands-on taxidermy workshop where participants will create a two-headed mouse of their very own to take home. Participants will learn how to skin, flesh, and create a form for taxidermy, as well as preservation techniques and how to care for a finished piece.

TFT Tailoring Workshop!

Join our trans-tastic, t4t, trauma informed sewing class, hosted by Ilana Kapra of Queer Videography, to learn how to alter your own garments for that perfect, gender affirming fit.

This is a 3 week, 3 session class. Thursday evenings from 6pm-9pm, Feb 10, 17, 24.  Class size limited to 10 for this session. Masks required. 



Daayani Yoga Returns to Salem!

Your favorite yoga witches are coming back to Salem! Join us for another weekend filled with in-person alternative vinyasa yoga classes inside the beautiful @thesatanictemplesalem, 1/14-1/16! Classes are 60 mins and open to all-levels of experience, so spread the word! Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance (non-refundable). If we happen to get a bad snowstorm ❄️, classes will just be moved to the following weekend. We hope you’ll come get spooky with us—be sure to reserve your spot in advance at virtualstudio.daayaniyoga.com 🧙🏽‍♀️✨👻 **Please note, all participants must show either proof of vaccination or a negative test within 72 hours of class date. We are required to wear masks while practicing.

Solstice Ghost Stories Presented by John Francis Bittrich with accompaniment by DJ Mike Leet

There’ll be scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago…

- It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The British tradition of telling ghost stories around the holiday season was already an old one when Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol. It was old when M.R. James began his yearly candlelit readings at King’s College, Cambridge. It was positively ancient when the BBC introduced the program A Ghost Story for Christmas in the 1970s, primarily as a yearly excuse to adapt James’ work. It’s a custom that never caught on here in the states, however, the Satanic Temple Salem would like to invite you to help us change that!

Join us on Tuesday, December 21 for SOLSTICE GHOST STORIES, featuring candlelit readings of two of James’ best works by local raconteur John Francis Bittrich and unique live audio created by Mikey Lee aka Coralcola aka DJ Poke Smot. Take in the gallery’s yuletide decorations, nibble on snacks, and sip on hot libations in a comfy, cozy setting that’s sure to offset the shivers and chills offered by these classic ghost stories.

John Francis Bittrich is a writer, DJ, and musician from Salem. His work has appeared in publications including Digboston, the Boston Phoenix, the Boston Hassle, the Boston Compass, and more. He’s worked as a ghost tour guide here in Salem and hosted a long-running radio program on WZBC at Boston College.

Demons, Monsters, and Pagans: The True Story of Christmas Presented by Thomas O'Brien Vallor

Nowadays most people know about Krampus - but there it's so much more. In fact, the history of Christmas monsters is richer than those of Halloween. Join us for a Satanic look at the darker side of the holiday season. 


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Thomas O'Brien Vallor is a seasoned Salem tour guide and host of The Satanic Tour! He has been educating the masses about Salem's history and the occult for nearly twenty years. His tours filter his extensive knowledge of local history through a lens of experience as an interfaith occult minister, practicing witch, and The Satanic Temple member.

He has been featured on numerous publications and networks including the Travel Channel and the Science Channel.

TST Warehouse Sale

Due to the first sale's enormous success, join us for a second TST WAREHOUSE SALE! Come check out discontinued and overstock styles, products, and goodies from the depths of TST's warehouse! All sales final, while supplies last! *In-person only at TST-HQ in Salem* *No Admission Required*

SISTER SEASON OF SORROW Opening Reception

Since their youth, Caitlin and Nicole Duennebier have been creating foreboding landscapes and narratives. Both have grown to have wildly different styles, but their work still is commingled and speaks of the woods and stories made up from their childhood. Caitlin’s robust characters inhabit Nicole’s mystical, otherworldly landscapes—drinking, smoking cigs, laughing, and crying. The stark contrast creates a solid connection to the worlds that each artist creates, exemplifying what can be possible when their two techniques collide.

In each exhibition, the sisters attempt to use an entirely new medium; in Sister Season of Sorrow, they are experimenting with clockwork. Each clock is its own environment set around the strictures of the timepiece, but it is also sprawling and blithely unconcerned with being useful. The movements of each clock are attributed to the passing of time but they are swallowed up by the preoccupations of its inhabitants, or entirely ignored as they go about their private miseries.

Put the FUN in FUNeral Planning Katrina Brees

Put the FUN in FUNeral Planning with New Orleans artist and activist Katrina Brees. Explore the creative possibilities of funeral practices from around the world and throughout history. Be inspired by the exciting possibilities as we create our own fantasy funerals. Learn your rights and options to undertake a fresh approach to death. Our journey will bring us to new understandings about death and ultimately teach us what we value about our lives and legacy.

The event is free but limited and registration is required. 

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Katrina Brees is a New Orleans-based parade artist and activist. Her background in creating colorful, community rituals informs her FUN in FUNeral approach to the death arts. Quilting together her talents for ritual and art, Katrina has been producing caskets to die for both for the interment of bodies and as public art to enliven the conversation around personal choice in funeral options. Undertaking a fresh look at our last rites has unearthed her calling to produce eco-friendly, allegorical caskets that celebrate the uniqueness of our lives.
Through her workshops, Katrina shares her passion, joy, and knowledge about funeral rituals and art in hopes of empowering other mortals to identify a legacy that aligns with their lives.

www.fantasticcasket.com 

Satanic Teas Hosted by Miss Thanatopsis

Join us for a mo(u)rning high-tea at The Satanic Temple in Salem, the headquarters of The Satanic Temple organization and former Funeral Home. Enjoy specially selected teas and treats in the luxurious Milton Hall surrounded by decadent flourishments near the world-famous 8 ½’ statue of Baphomet. Come wearing your dark- finest and bring your morbid curiosity for a special presentation

Satanic Pumpkin Carving

Come enjoy the beautiful lawn of The Satanic Temple Salem, carve pumpkins, and enjoy some family friendly libations.

The Gothsicles Devil's Night

Celebrate Devil's Night (October 30) with dark and nerdy EBM artists GOTHSICLES.

"It’s star-born sounds off the starboard bow with the electric concoction what now hails from Boston! Witness the squidness with these globetrotting gamer-goth electronaut animal-enthusiasts who play a high-impact mix of dance beats and geek speak! Catch the electronic body magic!"

** Regular Gallery Admission gets you into the show! **

The Gothsicles is an American industrial and electronic body music (EBM) band formerly based out of Chicago, Illinois before moving to Boston, Massachusetts in 2018. The group was formed in Wisconsin in 2002 by Brian "darkNES" Graupner, who handles vocals and synthesizers, and is the sole consistent member.[1] The band has a rotating lineup of live musicians, including Matt Fanale of Caustic, Matt Slegel of Angelspit, and David Dodson of Abstinence. The band released its first LP, NESferatu, in 2006. Following albums included Sega Lugosi's Dead (2009), Industrialites & Magic (2011), Squid Icarus (2014), and I Feel Sicle, which was released on November 4, 2016. According to COMA Music Magazine, "The Gothsicles are one of the forerunners in Industrial Music for the Nerdy Masses.

BLACK MASS Hosted by Mason Hargett

Throughout time, the Black Mass has always been one of the most infamous and controversial religious rituals. Join us as we continue this dark tradition by confronting taboos, committing blasphemous acts, and liberating ourselves through a new Satanic covenant.  This is an immersive event. All attendants will be given instructions prior to the mass to prepare for the event.

  • Tickets are very limited.
  • Adults only (18 and older with ID).
  • Dress Code: Creative formal attire. Dress to kill
  • No phones, photography, or video

The Devil's Dinners The Satanic Chef, Adam Ostrofsky & The Devil's Debutant, Szandora LaVey

Join Adam Ostrofsky- The Satanic Chef for an unforgettable night of delectable debauchery, fine dining, sacrifice, and spirit cooking at The Satanic Temple. Guests will be part of a secret, surrealist, satanic soiree that will include a multi-course dinner, a burlesque performance by the legendary Szandora LaVey-The Devil's Debutante, and a satanic ritual based off Chef Adam's upcoming book. This is an immersive event. Come hungry, leave (hopefully). All guests will be participants in the ritual and are asked to dress in their best formal surrealist attire (think Marie-Hélène de Rothschild's party at Château de Ferrières on December 12th, 1972).

  • Tickets are very limited.
  • Adults only (18 and older with ID).
  • Dress Code: Surrealist formal attire.
  • Dress to kill

Magic of the Unknown Presented by Evan Northrup

Join illusionist Evan Northrup for a magician’s look at the impossible, the inexplicable, and the supernatural. From classic demonstrations of mind-reading to modern interpretations of spiritualist feats, this evening of magic is sure to leave you questioning where the limits of the possible lie!

Death’s Reflection: Victorian Spirit Photography Presented by Nathan Lewis

Join artist and educator Nathan Lewis for an exploration into the facts and fiction surrounding Spirit Photography. Whether a novelty or earnest peek beyond the veil, this unique facet of photographic history reflects the intersection of conflict, technology, and belief.


Nathan Lewis is a nationally exhibiting artist, curator, and educator. He has a fascination with the intersection of technology and faith and was a recipient of both a Jerome Foundation grant and MCAD grant to research facets of the subject. He is a frequent lecturer on all things related to Victorian Spiritualism and was a keynote speaker at the University of Minnesota's "Anthropology of the Supernatural" conference.


He has been involved in events at the Walker Art Center, Montserrat College of Art, Minnesota Historical Society, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Northern Spark, and more. He holds a BFA in Studio Art, MFA in Visual Studies, and MPS in User Experience Design. His personal work deals with the paranormal and uses the uniqueness of photographic processes to allude to the otherworldly

 

Dionysus Stardust: Theater, Masks, and the Spectacle of Rock n’ Roll

Peter Bebergal, author of "Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll", will discuss the relationship between theater, ritual, and popular music, with a look at the influence of ancient religious practice, turn of the century art, and occult lodge rites on the performance and culture of rock. From Robert Plant's Dionysian swagger to Bowie's alchemical transformations, Bebergal will reveal the gods under the masks of rock's most arresting moments.

The Satanic Temple X Salem Horror Fest Reproductive Rights Benefit

Salem Horror Fest TST Reproductive Rights Campaign

We have teamed up with Salem Horror Fest for a six-day marathon of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD screenings to benefit Texas Abortion funds! SB 8 bans abortion as early as 6 weeks and put a minimum of a $10,000 bounty on anyone that helps someone obtain an abortion in Texas. This law specifically targets abortion funds, which help Texans pay for their procedure and get logistical help like a ride to the clinic. 100% of your donation will be evenly split among ten organizations: Texas Equal Access Fund, The Bridge Collective, Fund Texas Choice, Jane's Due Process, Support Your Sistah at the Afiya Center, the Lillith Fund, Frontera Fund, Whole Woman's Health Alliance, Inc., West Fund, and Clinic Access Support Network. Now more than ever, abortion funds need your support. Chip in to ensure Texans can get abortion care.

Alex Reisfar - The Death of Gods and Masters Opening Reception

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Alexander has lended his brush to many bands over the years, his album covers include Arch Enemy, Sabbath Assembly, Lungs, and Silver Talon. A full album cover discography can be found here. Reisfar was the artist in residence at the John Natsoulas Gallery in 2012, where he became a member of the Davis Mural Team. The artist’s murals can be found in Davis CA, Oakland CA, and Portland OR. His paintings, both brooding and elegant, have been featured across the U.S. and can be found in numerous collections and outsider exhibitions around the world.

Daayani Yoga Takes Salem

From the morning of Friday, October 1st, through Sunday, October 3rd, we’ll practice yoga, magick, tarot, meditation, share delicious meals and drinks, and have fun activities planned during our wonderful weekend getaway! The BNB is about 35 minutes from Salem, and all yoga classes will be held at the Satanic Temple.

Reverend Jen Miller Live & Live STreamed

NYC Art Star, Reverend Jen visits the Satanic Temple where she will read from her salacious and wacky books, take questions and screen "Satan. Hold My Hand", a film she wrote and starred in that also features Faceboy, Robert Prichard and Janeane Garofalo. Reverend Jen is a Renaissance Elf, art star, painter, performer, filmmaker, “Anti-Slam” open mic host and author of six published books including “Elf Girl” (Simon & Schuster) and “Live Nude Elf” (Soft Skull.) Her various handcrafted art books can be found in collections that include the Whitney Museum of American Art, the MoMA Library and the Warhol Museum. Rev. Jen was also the founder of the world famous "Lower East Side Troll Museum" which was open from 2000-2016. The Troll Museum is now a "Troll Pantry" in Jen's Brooklyn abode where she lives and works as a full-time personal assistant to her cat.

Santa Sangre

SANTA SANGRE The Satanic Temple Salem X Cinema Salem

In collaboration with Cinema Salem join The Satanic Temple Salem for a night out to the movies. This month's feature is the 1989 surrealist horror film SANTA SANGRE written by Alejandro Jodorowsky. 

The film follows a former circus artist who escapes from a mental hospital to rejoin his armless mother - the leader of a strange religious cult - and is forced to enact brutal murders in her name as he becomes "her arms". 

Enjoy a special NC-17 cut of this avant-garde masterpiece alongside Satanists and come dressed to impress in your favorite Jorodowsky inspired costume. Participate in Jodorowsky Trivia, TST swag raffle, and the best costume of the night wins a prize! 

You can't atone for your sins with nightmares. - Concha, Santa Sangre 

** COSTUMES WELCOME ** 

Purchase tickets at cinemasalem.com

*4K restoration courtesy of Severin Films and the American Genre Film Archive.* 

Image design by Agatha Luz

Cevin Soling LIVE

In conjunction with We've Become What We Parody, join renowned writer, filmmaker, musician, academic, and artist Cevin Soling for a conversation about his process and practice, including a special musical performance featuring works from his band, The Love Kills Theory.

Soling's artistic and academic work is ultimately about transcendence. His debut film, A Hole in the Head, documented a subculture who drilled holes in their heads to expand their state of consciousness. The troubling aspect was not so much these people’s willingness to violate their own body in a dramatic manner. Rather, the procedure might work and the subsequent questions this raises about potentially improving brain function and how far one should go.

Between his musical, artistic, and film projects, Soling has been featured on MTV, HBO, BBC, Comedy Central, The Discovery Channel, and TLC, among others.

Additional projects include the following documentaries and animated shorts: Urine: Good Health, Boris the Dog, The Bill Johnson Show, Great Moments in Rock, Captain Stickman vs The Color Black, The War on Kids, Ikland, The Gilligan Manifesto, The War on the War on Drugs.

Soling is the author of several books including: Kierkegaard's Dilemma, The Bomb that Followed Me Home, The Disciples of Trotsky, The Land of Plenty, Tiffany Brittany Brooke, The Jolly Elf, Eldwyn the Laid Back Dragon, and The Student Resistance Handbook.

Adam Ostrofsky The Influence of Theocratical Religions on the Restaurant Industry and How it has Affected Satanism

Chef Adam Ostrofsky will be talking about how professional cooking has been influenced by theoretical religions, including Christianity, to Judaism, to Taoism, Hinduism and Islam, how feminism has affected the kitchen dynamics, and how the dynamic of this diversity has changed the restaurant industry. He will also speak in regards to how the Satanic Panic affected the restaurant industry and still does to this day, making Satanism an obstacle for many of its practitioners.

Adam Ostrofsky aka The Satanic Chef is a long-time Culinary Artist who has worked at several restaurants such as MARE, Sel De LA Terre/L’Espalier Back Bay, JM Curley’s, Ripasso, Cafe Beatrice, Revival, and most notably Tavern Road.

Since 2020, Adam has been hosting regular events and teaching classes live and on TST's virtual platforms, TSTTV and The Satanic Estate.

He has currently written a cookbook entitled Devil’s Food, A Satanic Cookbook. The book contains original art by local artists Courtney Brooke aka Light Witch and illustrator Leigh Anita.

Cevin Soling: We've Become What We Parody

Free and Open to the Public
Facebook Event

Artist Statement: The works serve as critiques of both ourselves and our culture designed to prompt unsettling questions. What kind of world have we created? What do we value, and what do we want to achieve? How do we suppress thoughts of our eventual demise and the specter of violence that surrounds us? Alienation plays a significant role – not as a subject as one might expect, but rather as an object. Alienation from selves, from others, from our culture and history, from the things we produce, and the things to which we aspire are ultimately what generate ironic humor in the dark landscape.

John S. Hall: Live & Live Streamed

John S. Hall is a poet, spoken word artist, musician (if ukulele counts) and singer-songwriter. He has released numerous albums of varying quality and popularity, including nine albums with various incarnations of his band King Missile.
 
John has appeared on Def Poetry Jam (HBO), The United States of Poetry (PBS) and Beavis and Butthead (MTV). He has performed in Europe, New Zealand, Canada, and all over the United States.
He is the author of a collection of poetry, Jesus Was Way Cool, and a self-help parody, Daily Negations, both on Soft Skull Press, and more recently, over 100 unpublished children’s stories. He served on the board of directors of the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church in New York from 2005-2016 and was its president for three years. Recent and current musical projects include: Silk Cut, The New Trout, Fucksongs, Unusual Squirrel, and Sensation Play!