Satanism, as codified in The Satanic Bible, is a religious philosophy founded in 1966 by Anton LaVey. Its core beliefs and philosophies are based on individualism, epicureanism, secularism, egoism, and self-deification, and propagates a worldview of... naturalism, Social Darwinism, and Lex Talionis. Adherents to the philosophy have described Satanism as a non-spiritual religion of the flesh, or "...The word's first carnal religion".Additionally, Satanism involves the practice of magic, which encompasses two distinct forms; greater and lesser magic. Greater magic is a form of ritual practice and is meant as a self-transformational psychodrama to focus one's emotional energy for a specific purpose. Lesser magic is based on the laws of attraction and consists of using one's natural abilities to manipulate others. LaVey wrote extensively on the subject of magic and ritual in his works The Satanic Rituals and The Satanic Witch.Contrary to popular belief, Satanism does not involve "devil worship" or worship of any deities. It is an atheistic philosophy that asserts that "each individual is his or her own god [and that] there is no room for any other god"