Peter H. Gilmore

Peter Howard Gilmore (born May 24, 1958) is an American writer. He is the current High Priest of the Church of Satan.[1] As a representative of the Church of Satan, Gilmore has been interviewed on numerous television and radio programs dealing with the topic of Satanism, including appearances on History, the BBC, Syfy, Point of Inquiry, and Bob Larson's Christian radio show.[2]

Peter Howard Gilmore
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Gilmore in October 2007
TitleHigh Priest; Magus
Peter Howard Gilmore

(1958-05-24) May 24, 1958 (age 64)
New York, U.S.
SpousePeggy Nadramia
DenominationChurch of Satan
EducationNew York University (BM, MM)
Known forThe Satanic Scriptures
ProfessionPriest, writer
Senior posting
ProfessionPriest, writer


Gilmore was raised in upstate New York. He visited New York City regularly throughout his youth and moved to Hell's Kitchen in 1980.[citation needed] He read The Satanic Bible at age thirteen and has described The Church of Satan as "the motivating philosophical force in my life" ever since.[2]

He and his wife Peggy Nadramia published a Satanic journal, The Black Flame, from 1989 to 2005.[3] In 2005, Gilmore wrote the new introduction to Anton LaVey's The Satanic Bible, and his essay on Satanism was published in The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature.[4]

The Satanic ScripturesEdit

A hard cover edition of The Satanic Scriptures, a collection essays and other writings by Gilmore was released on Walpurgis Night 2007, with a subsequent paperback edition (ISBN 0976403595) released on October 13, 2007. The book includes rituals that were previously not public, such as marriages and Satanic burials.



  1. ^ Rodrigues 2010, p. 12.
  2. ^ a b Rodrigues 2010, p. 125.
  3. ^ "Black Flame Magazine #16". WorthPoint. Retrieved May 16, 2020.
  4. ^ Taylor 2008, p. [page needed].

Works citedEdit

  • Rodrigues, Luís F. (2010). Open Questions: Diverse Thinkers Discuss Religion, and Faith. ABC-CLIO. ISBN 978-0313386442.
  • Taylor, Bron, ed. (2008). The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature. Bloomsbury Publishing. ISBN 978-1441122780.

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Religious titles
Preceded by
Anton LaVey, then vacancy
High Priest of the Church of Satan
Succeeded by
Current incumbent