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The Satanic Bible - Anton Szandor La Vey

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Published: 1st December 1976
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Called "The Black Pope" by many of his followers, Anton La Vey began the road to High Priesthood of the (lurch of Satan when he was only 16 years old and an organ player in a carnival:

""On Saturday night I would see men lusting after halfnaked girls dancing at the carnival, and on Sunday morning when I was playing the organ for tent-show evangelists at the other end of the carnival lot, I would see these same men sitting in the pews with their wives and children, asking God to forgive them and purge them of carnal desires. And the next Saturday night they'd be back at The carnival or some other place of indulgence.

"I knew then that the Christian Church thrives on hypocrisy, and that man's carnal nature will out ""

From that time early in his life his path was clear. Finally, on the last night of April, 1966 -- "Walpurgisnacht, " the most important festival of the believers in witchcraft -- LaVey shaved his head in the tradition of Ancient executioners and announced the formation of The Church Of Satan. He had seen the need for a church that would recapture man's body and his carnal desires as objects of celebration. ""Since worship of fleshly things produces pleasure," he said, "there would then be a temple of glorious indulgence . . .""

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4.0

Don't judge a book by its cover

By Patrick Bateman

from Sydney, AU

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

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    Best Uses

    • Reference
    • Special Needs
    • Travel Reading

    Comments about The Satanic Bible:

    Yes it is called "The Satanic Bible" but if you're willing look past such a silly title, the book itself offers a unique observation on the true nature of humanity in the 21st century and is both critical of the patriarchal and capitalist societal structures in place whilst condoning some of the behaviours essential to these societies under a different context.
    It's written sarcastically, arrogantly and is definitely the writing of a white, male, 'wannabe' anarchist.

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    By Adam

    from Gladstone

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Read
    • Informative
    • Page-Turner
    • Well Written

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      Best Uses

      • Reference
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about The Satanic Bible:

      Very informative and too the point

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      ISBN: 9780380015399
      ISBN-10: 0380015390
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 272
      Published: 1st December 1976
      Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
      Dimensions (cm): 17.1 x 11.3  x 1.9
      Weight (kg): 0.14