In the Desert of Set
By G.B. Marian
In the Desert of SetFeb 25, 2022
2-25-2022 The Mauling Man (2022)
2-21-2022 Ophidyssey (2022)
11-10-2021 - The Gods Can Handle Our Anger
11-10-2021 - It's Okay To Have Demons
11-09-2021 - It's Setian, Not "Satanic"
Episode 70 Our Lady Of Thrones (Part II)
Episode 69 Our Lady Of Thrones (Part I)
Episode 68: Summer's End II (Album)
Episode 67: I Believe (Album)
Episode 66: Set Is Now (Album)
Episode 65: Pazuzu, The Exorcist (1973), And Sorcerer (1977)
Episode 64: Set Doesn't Need A Church (And Neither Do We)
Episode 63: Pazuzu Saves
Episode 62: My Religious Taxonomy
Episode 61: Trapezoidal Thoughts On Fascist Fuckery
Episode 60: Midnight Mass
Episode 59: Shedding Skin With The Snake God (And Snake People!)
Episode 58: Thoughts on Kemetic Soul Anatomy
Episode 57: John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness (1987)
Episode 56: It's the End of Days As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Episode 55: Same Shit, Different Millennium
Episode 54: His Nocturnal Majesty
Episode 53: An LV-426 Hallowtide Hootenanny! (Part 2)
The continuing discussion on horror movies and spirituality with two of my brethren in the LV-426 Tradition!
Episode 52: An LV-426 Hallowtide Hootenanny! (Part 1)
Episode 51: Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
Episode 50: David Gordon Green's Halloween (2018)
Episode 49: Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
Episode 48: Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
Episode 47: John Carpenter's Halloween (1978)
Episode 46: The Praying Mantis God of Ancient Egypt
Episode 45: Summer's End
Episode 44: Setianism Predates "The Left-Hand Path"
Episode 43: On the So-Called "Demonization" of Evangelicals
Episode 42: Setian Meditations
Episode 41: Nephthys, the Dark Midwife
Episode 40: Gorgo, the Irish Feminist Sea-Dragon
Episode 39: Dua Sutekh (Free Album)
Episode 38: Taweret—Or, When God is a Hippopotamus
Episode 37: Understanding the Yezidis
Episode 36: An LV-426 LBRP
Featuring an original composition, "Dua Sutekh."
Episode 35: Typhonian Melodies
Episode 34: Ishtar's Final Conflict With "The Man"
Episode 33: Ishtar, the Lady Morningstar
Episode 32: Holy Days of the LV-426 Tradition
Episode 31: An LV-426 Execration Ceremony
An example of an execration ritual, a procedure to cast out and/or ward off negative energy.
Episode 30: A Setian Exegesis of John Carpenter's The Thing
Episode 29: Calling Professor Quatermass!
Episode 28: Polytheism Is Not "Idolatry"
Episode 27: What Are You Afraid Of? It's Only Rock & Roll
Discussing the theme of "backmasked" messages in heavy metal music during the Satanic Panic, as explored in the 1986 comedy horror film, Trick or Treat.
Episode 26: The Horned Pentagram
Pentagrams with two points up aren't "inverted"; as far as I'm concerned at least, they are right-side up.
Episode 25: A Would-Be Ombite Creation Myth
My attempt at writing a Setian Creation myth that someone living in the ancient city of Nubt (Ombos or Naqada) might have believed. This is not intended to be lauded as dogma or some revealed scripture, it is just a creative exercise in expressing my faith.
Episode 24: Aberamentho—Set, Yahweh, and Jesus Christ
So you've heard me talk a lot about Set and "the devil"; now it's time to discuss Set and Yahweh, as well as Set and Jesus. Yes, it's true; Setianism can intersect with Christianity as well as it does with "devil worship." Set does not play by Christian rules, Satanist rules, or Marvel Cinematic Universe rules, and neither do Setians.
Episode 23: The Amityville Error
Discussing the Amityville Horror, the greatest American paranormal hoax of the 1970s, as well as some of the films inspired by this hoax, and its influence on the Satanic Panic of the 1980s.
Episode 22: On the Temple of Set
Some thoughts on what is probably the most well-known Setian community today.
Episode 21: "Do You Worship the Devil?"
Accusing someone of “worshiping the devil” is the easiest way to discredit their faith and beliefs. Pagans are no strangers to such accusations, and this is doubly true for Setians, Lokeans, and others who walk with the so-called “powers of darkness.” But the word devil is really just as vague and complex as the word god, holding multiple meanings for different people and cultures across the world. So when we “speak of the devil,” just what in hell are we actually speaking about?
Episode 20: On Rosemary's Baby, the Satanic Panic, and Pagan Leadership
The origins of the 1980s Satanic Panic; the persecution of Pagans (in some cases BY Pagans) as "Satanists"; horror movie Satanism versus real life Satanism; and Rosemary's Baby as a statement against the dehumanization of women by men and male deities. Listener discretion is strongly advised. (Source on Isaac Bonewits: The Wild Hunt.)
Episode 19: Set, Horus, and the Law of Thelema
Discussing Set's relationship with Horus, the Egyptian hawk god of light and the daytime sky, and how this relationship ties in with the Pharaohs, the Egyptian way of Ma'at, and the Law of Thelema revealed in Liber AL vel Legis. Featuring some thoughts on how to reject Aleister Crowley's racist, misogynist, and tyrannical tendencies while still embracing the genuinely good ideas he introduced that have influenced so many religious traditions today.
Episode 18: Set and the Scarab of Ra
Explaining kheper, the ancient Egyptian concept of divine transformation, and how it relates to the scarab beetle, the solar Creator deity Atum-Ra, and Set as the Champion of Ra.
Episode 17: Get Right With Godzilla!
A Setian and Pagan look at Ishiro Honda's Gojira/Godzilla: King of the Monsters (1954/1956), as well as a few of its continuations and remakes, with special consideration for how Big G parallels the god Set in Egyptian mythology.
Episode 16: On Setian Priesthood and Pagan Ministry
Explaining what I mean when I refer to myself as a "priest of Set" and a "Pagan minister" (which I see as distinct roles), as well as my views on religious and/or spiritual leadership and what it should (and shouldn't) look like.
Episode 15: Assorted Prayers & Incantations
Not a proper sermon, but a series of assorted prayers and incantations to Set. I offer these as examples for anyone who might be wondering how they too can pray to the Red Lord.
Episode 14: The Stuff Nightmares Are Afraid Of
Episode 13: An LV-426 Perspective on the Qliphoth
The qliphoth are astral fragments of beings that no longer exist, and which are equivalent to what are called "demons" in the modern vernacular. Here I discuss why I refer to evil spirits as qliphoth rather than demons, and why I personally would not recommend playing around with forces that are truly qliphothic.
Episode 12: The Many Names of Set
Set has more names and titles than anyone can count. Here are my thoughts on what several of these various words of power actually mean (or at least, what they mean to me personally).
Episode 11: Set and the Greek Typhon—Are They the Same?
Comparing the Egyptian god Set with the Greek titan Typhon, with whom Set was linked in Late Antiquity, with a discussion on how the word "Typhonian" became a synonym for "Setian."
Episode 10: Set On Screen
Set is often used as a character in cartoons, comic books, science fiction shows, and role-playing games. Here is one Setian's opinion on how some of these media depictions hold up against the real-life Set.
Episode 9: Khepesh, the Iron of Set
Episode 8: Too Many Mummies!
I find "killer mummy" movies annoying for the most part, but there are a couple that have stuck with me through the years, including the 1932 classic with Boris Karloff and the 1959 Hammer remake with Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. Here I explain why I enjoy these exceptions, and why I usually roll my eyes at the rest of this subgenre.
Episode 7: My Understanding of Magic
A brief explanation of my perspective on magic, what it is, how it works, and how it dovetails into my theological views.
Episode 6: Set's Sacred Critters
A discussion of the animals that are sacred to Set—including donkeys, pigs, hippos, oryx, and elephantfish!
Episode 5: The Monster Film As Mythos
Classic monster movies are a huge part of my spirituality, and here I explain why.
Episode 4: The Underworld
A sermon about Duat, the Egyptian concept of the Underworld or the Other Side.
Episode 3: Set Is A Savior, Not A Devil
In this sermon, I tackle one of the most persistent anti-Setian tropes: the idea that Set is a "god of evil." In reality, the true "anti-god" of the Egyptian pantheon is the monstrous Chaos Serpent, and Set plays an important role in defeating this hellish beast every night.
Episode 2: The LV-426 Tradition
This episode includes a brief introduction to the LV-426 Tradition, the unique Setian coven to which I belong. It also includes a review of the 1979 sci-fi horror film, Alien.
Episode 1: Setianism - A Brief Introduction
This is taken from a brochure about Setianism that I wrote during the summer of 2019. (Print copy available.)