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Within the Church of Satan, a Grotto (from Italian grotta, a type of cave) is a clandestine association or gathering of Satanists within geographical proximity for means of social, ritual, and special interest activities. The Black House, the founding place and headquarters of the Church of Satan from 1966 to 1997, was effectively the first grotto, and was for a time referred to as the "Central Grotto". Grottos existed for a time in various parts of the United States; these included the Babylon Grotto in Detroit, the Stygian Grotto in Dayton, and the Lilith Grotto in New York. In 1975, LaVey disbanded all grottos , then reinstated them in the 1980s. The Church of Satan no longer formally recognizes or charters grottos.
- Cell group, an association or gathering of Christians
- Coven, an association or gathering of witches (Wiccans or others)
- The Church of Satan Website Archived 2012-07-01 at the Wayback Machine., under Affiliation: The Grotto System Retrieved December 3, 2010
- Religious Requirements and Practices: A Handbook for Chaplains & U. S. Department of the Army 1978.
- World Religions & Warren Matthews 2007, p. 380.
- Baddeley 2010, p. 74.
- Lewis 2002, p. 7; Lap 2013, p. 84.
- Walter Martin, Jill Martin Rische, Van Gorden Kurt & The Kingdom of the Occult; 2013.
- High Priest, Magus Peter H. Gilmore. "The Grotto System". churchofsatan.com.