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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SATANISM

It had besides a fin de sicle flavouring of Satanism and decadence.

Illuminism, Cabalism, and even Satanism are still realities.

"For this, basically, is what Satanism is," said Durtal to himself.

Now from lofty Mysticism to base Satanism there is but one step.

Yes, for the time being I am up to my eyes in Satanism with that man.

Yes, that country in all times has been a hotbed of Satanism.

The affiliates of Satanism are mystics of a vile order, but they are mystics.

To sum up, the most important thing about Satanism is the black mass.

He won't even give us time to get our breath, but must be dogging us about Satanism.

I asked him if he had any material on the Satanism of the present day.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, "satanic disposition," from Satan + -ism. Applied 1820s-30s to the poetry of Byron, etc. Meaning "worship of Satan" dates from 1895, with reference to France, where it was said to be active at that time.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SATANISM

black magic

nounwitchcraft or sorcery
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