I am sure that many of our regular readers are more than familiar with the name “Venger Satanis,” also known as Darrick Dishaw. Venger a controversial figure in the occult scene, and also to many in the Gate-Walking Community. Here are a few links featuring some of our interactions:http://warlockasyluminternationalnews.com/2010/05/05/rebuttal-to-venger-satanis-and-is-cult-of-cthulhu-for-attacking-dan-harms-and-warlock-asylum/
2010 was a rough year in Cthulhu Cult history, which we have covered many times on this blog page. However, something miraculous has occurred in the Green Pope’s life, fatherhood. I am sure that many of our readers are probably wondering how fatherhood will affect Venger’s life? Many who despise his methods may wonder if he will finally grow up, others have speculated that this may weaken the Cthulhu Cult. So I thought it was best to talk to Venger personally and see if the prodigal son has returned home.
Warlock Asylum: I would like to congratulate you since you are now close to being a father in the near future. It seems that you had a big year of useful surprises and some setbacks. Do you think that your perspective has changed, or will change when it comes to some of your opinions and how you present yourself to the public?
Venger Satanis: Thanks for the congratulations, Warlock Asylum….No, my perspective won’t change much. Little tweaks here and there; my paradigm and that of the Cthulhu Cult evolves slowly. Every three years or so there’s bound to be a slight shift. Our religion’s foundation, however, will not see alteration.
Presentation depends on one’s audience. For the most part, people only pay attention to bold, provocative action… shock tactics and the like. Underneath, where few care to look, there is subtlety.
Warlock Asylum: I recently saw a YouTube video between Zach Black and yourself, and you mentioned putting a death spell on Dan Harms, how can you justify public announcements of this sort while claiming to be a teacher in the Fourth Way tradition? Also how do you think these sort of actions will affect your daughter when she hears of such?
Venger Satanis: The cursing or death magic placed upon Dan Harms was brought upon himself. Dan Harms led me to believe that he’d be a constant obstacle to my endeavors. Obstacles should be disposed of, simple as that. Paraphrasing what Michael Corleone said in The Godfather… it wasn’t personal, just business.
But that was back in 2004. I’ve since realized that one must work within a certain framework. If the Great Old Ones want someone kept alive, then a destruction ritual will not have its intended effect. A pity, but there it is. The Dark Gods must have some reason for keeping Dan Harms around. Maybe it’s to promote the Cult of Cthulhu? They have mysterious ways I’ve found.
It is my belief, based on personal experience, that the ritual chamber is sacrosanct. A magical space is subject to different and higher laws than what is ordinarily observed. The expressing of negative emotions whilst performing a ritual will not poison the magician. Just the opposite in fact, it is cathartic… cleansing.
Warlock Asylum: Do you have any personal vendetta against Dan Harms? If so, would you like to work out some sort of agreement to put all of this aside?
Venger Satanis: No personal vendetta. As I already mentioned, my curse was intended to remove an obstacle. If Dan Harms wants to bury the hatchet, then I’ll listen to what he has to say. I’m a reasonable monster… I mean, man.
Warlock Asylum: In recent times, you have been accused of copyright infringement, was this a willful act?
Venger Satanis: This defamation of character perpetrated by Dan Harms and his little helpers is something I’m tired of talking about. Those who want to hop onto the “I hate Venger” bandwagon don’t really need an excuse, but gladly latch onto any blog that wants to bash me. Conversely, those who respect and admire my work aren’t discouraged by slanderous comments.
Warlock Asylum: Some have wondered what is the purpose of the CoC, since a lot of focus is placed on yourself. What can the CoC offer a person who is looking to evolve spiritually?
Venger Satanis: What can I say? Christianity tends to emphasize Jesus Christ. I brought the Cult of Cthulhu out of Lovecraft’s prose and into reality. I try to embody the underlying green current every single moment of my existence. I worship the Great Old Ones. As Ipsissimus Venger As’Nas Satanis, I am their living instrument on earth, the savior of all mankind.
Having said that, the Cult of Cthulhu would continue along its unwholesome path if I suddenly vanished tomorrow. The purpose is to Awaken humanity from the sleep of life. I’ve shown individuals the way. Hopefully, in that regard, I’m no longer needed. I simply make people aware of the higher consciousness possible, teach them how to reach it, and move on. In that way, I help people… save them.
Other Lovecraft devotees, Satanic priests, Fourth Way Masters, and gurus of the Left Hand Path could do the same exact thing that I do – if they put themselves on the path.
Warlock Asylum: Recently you announced that you are working on the Necronomicon Satanis. Why do you feel that the occult community needs another Necronomicon? How will this “Necronomicon” differ from others released in prior years?
Venger Satanis: This one is NOT intended to be taken seriously. I felt it was about time to collectively mock all previous attempts to scribe the forbidden book. Necronomicon Satanis is a parody, yet there will still be a few invaluable gemstones amidst the nonsense.
Gate One can be found here:
Warlock Asylum: A lot of people have been offended by some of your tactics as leader of the CoC, do you feel the need to offer an apology?
Venger Satanis: If I inadvertently hurt anyone who had good intentions either towards me or the Cult of Cthulhu, then I do apologize for injuries received. However, those who purposefully try to become a thorn in my side deserve everything they get. To attack me is to attack the Ancient Ones themselves! Death would be far too gracious a blessing for such transgressors.
Warlock Asylum: What are your personal goals in life?
Venger Satanis: To continue doing what I have to do.
Warlock Asylum: What is your opinion of the Gate-Walking community, and will you ever Walk the Gates?
…..It seems like some things change and some things don’t 🙂