City Paper interviews the “Don Juan of Satanism”

Sociable Satanist: Occult investigator “Dr. Daniel Rumanos” doesn’t need a day job

By Van Smith (Baltimore City Paper, 8/8/2012)


Meeting “Dr. Daniel Rumanos” face-to-face can be somewhat of a letdown. He is, after all, someone who once claimed to cast Satanist spells so that 12-year-old girls would have sex with him and who, when setting up a meeting with a reporter, says, “I will be the one who resembles Rasputin.”

While Rumanos’ appearance may call to mind Grigori “Mad Monk” Rasputin, the oversized, hard-to-kill Russian Orthodox mystic who finally gave up the ghost in 1916, it’s due only to Rumanos’ wispy, graying beard and black clothes. As for the pedophilia claim, which he made on a Christian radio show in the mid-1990s, it was only “performance art,” Rumanos explains. Turns out, Rumanos isn’t really a Satanist but simply a gentle, thoughtful, open-minded deist.

Rumanos, who says he grew up in Baltimore Greektown neighborhood, hands over a business card for his “occult investigations” practice, which lists “demonology, exorcism, psychic research, UFOs, ghosts and hauntings, [and] spellcasting” as his areas of expertise.

Continue reading “Sociable Satanist” at Baltimore City Paper.


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2 Responses to City Paper interviews the “Don Juan of Satanism”

  1. My response to the slanderous antisemitic libel found in Van Smith’s article for the Baltimore City Paper is now available at: http://drrumanos.blogspot.com/2012/09/van-smiths-baltimore-blood-libel_18.html

  2. Read the book of horror fiction that City Paper “journalist” Van Smith thinks is real! WEIRD ADVENTURES: SHADOWS OVER BALTIMORE by Dr. Daniel Rumanos!! http://tinyurl.com/WeirdAdventures

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