What happens when Satanists want to join Satanic groups? The greatly increased interest in and public visibility of Satanism and Satanic groups means scores of would-be new Satanists flooding the scene with their ardent desires to join in, play a role, make their mark, you name it. Many of these folks prove really cool, interesting people of surprising depth, with something truly valuable to contribute to the greater Satanic community. Others, however, seem simply desperate to belong, and their desperation makes them particularly difficult to handle. Here, I start from a painful story from my past that taught me a lot about the lengths to which desperation for belonging pushes people and explore the idea of joining and “fitting in” in a Satanic context. If you’d like to join in the discussion, click here to initiate the application process.