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The Satanic Bible

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The Satanic Bible was first published by Anton LaVey in 1969 It is a collection of essays observatio. Before my Christian friends freak out about this one they

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  • Paperback
  • 272
  • The Satanic Bible
  • Anton Szandor LaVey
  • English
  • 18 August 2019
  • 9780380015399

About the Author: Anton Szandor LaVey

High Priest of the Church of Satan as well as a writer occultist musician and actor He was the author of The Satanic Bible and the founder of LaVeyan Satanism a synthesized system of his understanding of human nature and the insights of philosophers who advocated materialism and individualism for which he claimed no supernatural inspiration LaVey viewed Satan not as a literal deity or e

10 thoughts on “The Satanic Bible

  1. says:

    I grew up on the same block that Anton LaVey lived on To me as a kid he was that old guy who only wore black leather drove a black Jaguar and lived in a big black house with an eually big fence in front of it Can't say I ever recall seeing him talk to anyone though my mother would occasionally chat with his daughter and his girlfriend at the corner store My parents also told me that in the '70s he had a pet lion but the neighbors complained about the noise so the zoo took it away or something After he died his house remained untouched for a few years but was eventually torn down—which was a real shame especially since that building was allegedly an old speakeasy Then for a few years the lot stood vacant until someone without any taste built an ugly—yet nondescript—prefab piece of junk there I'm also pretty sure that either the building directly adjacent to his or one or two houses away had a beauty parlor on the first floor and a brothel on the top floor Anyway him being a local celebrity and all—in addition to being a neighbor—I figured the least I owed the guy was to check his book outIt was pretty much what I heard it'd be namely that Satanism as he saw it was or less a philosophy based on the power inside of people as opposed to prostrating yourself in front of religious icons or praying to the image of some anthropomorphic god He also rejects the old notion of do unto others as they would do unto you and instead says do unto other as they do unto you That is if someone's a real jerk off to you don't forgive and forget get them back And twice as hard On a purely grammatical note I think he went a little over budget in his use of exclamation marks but other than that the book is well written and fairly easy to follow I highly recommend reading this on the bus or in a very crowded coffee shop for maximum effect

  2. says:

    Before my Christian friends freak out about this one they should know that Satanism is not the same as Satan Worship and that the former is actually an atheistic philosophy albeit a very theatrical and confrontational one as opposed to the latter which is a religionNo Satanist actually believes in heaven or hell good or evil God or the Devil Satanists believe that religion has turned mankind into passive sheep and seek to undo the damage they feel religion has causedSatanism is I feel Nietzsche's philosophy filtered through a lesser mind I'll be honest I bought the book both for shock value and intellectual interest when I was in high school which is when I feel most people will buy this book read it once was unimpressed and never picked it up againIt's not a bad book and some of what LaVey has to say makes sense in a morbid angst ridden angry kind of way but LaVey was no genius and anyone interested in this kind of stuff is probably better off picking up a book by Nietzsche or Sartre instead You'll get far food for thought and far less silliness while still winning points in high school for being rebellious and angsty

  3. says:

    For my 666th review I couldn't think of a appropriate book than The Satanic BibleI bought this about 25 years ago and just now got around to reading it Thanks for the motivation Good ReadsWhy did I buy The Satanic Bible way back when I was a teenager? Well it's like thisRock music has always been seen by some as a source of evil and there's a history of musicians who supposedly sold their souls to the devilThere were rock roll gods like my hero Jimmy Page who it is rud followed occultist Aleister Crowley As a guitar playing teen I idolized them and wanted to be them to the point of buying a book like this I wondered was there magic within? Would the devil make me a rock god too? Or just getting me laid would be coolI expected sex blood magic horror demons and sex and way magicThen I read it and what I got was likeJust to the left of the clock I believe is George Bush #2 and that's pretty satanic in and of itselfHonestly this book is just not as exciting as I'd hoped I'm sure it would scandalize a churchy type but it didn't do much for me It didn't start well Right up front you learn that Anton LaVey the founder of the Church of Satan was a carny A carny who gets his panties in a bunch because he sees men being pious hypocrites so he shaves himself bald and starts a cult no sir that is not a good start to a new religionThere's a foreword by a journalist who describes meeting and getting to know LaVey I thought this was a nice touch It showed a human side to the story I'm one of those people that believe journalists should be unbiased people who you can rely on to give you the facts just the facts But then you learn this particular journalist became a high priest in the Church of Satan and well that kind of crushed his unbiased credibility Moving on to LaVey's theories and ideas we see some ridiculousness and some common sense On the one hand I very much doubt LaVey would want to live in the world of chaos that his vision would create Do whatever you want sounds fun and certainly some people do need to lighten up but when you live in a world of chaos I spent sometime living in a house run by anarchist punks so I got a taste of what that'd be like you learn the value of a few basic societal rules LaVey's militant eye for an eye and then some Meaning he believes you strike down those who offend you with even greater force outlook coupled with a world of chaos would've put LaVey himself in harm's way very uicklyThe first half of the book expounds upon his theories This section is much relaxed than I expected He speaks off the cuff using slang and humor It's an interesting approach to the writing of a religious text Definitely a relief from the stuffy Holy Bible By the way any Satanists reading this can relax Yes I'm bagging on your boy a bit here but I also think Christians are ridiculous too I'm one of those people who has faith in themselves that they will do the right thing So far I'm doing all right Haven't murdered any one yetLater The Satanic Bible gets into the whole spell casting thing the reason I bought the damned book in the first place Much is made of sex blood essence speaking accursed names aloud and none of it was as cool as I'd hoped I did like that LaVey calls out the people who sacrifice animals as cowards for not having the balls to draw their own blood for these rituals The last half of the book is a very short uick read There's barely than a dozen lines on some of the last hundred or so pages Sometimes it's just a title page or one simple sentence and blank space on the back side This was done for aesthetics and it's a big waste of paper The book would be a lot smaller otherwiseAll in all I think Christians get their panties in a bunch over nothing much here And as LaVey says they need Satan It's the Yin and Yang God Jesus and the other goodie goodies have to have a counter point The good guys need the bad guys

  4. says:

    De Mystifies All Shock Value So I read this when I was about fifteen and liked to see the looks on people's faces when they saw me reading it Look at that big inverted pentacle OoooOOOooooh It wasn't completely without merit as I then went out and read its even tired sister book The Satanic Witch but the fact that I was reading a book called The Satanic Bible and pissing off people around me as I read it on public transport was worth far to me than anything I was actually reading in itThe one bit I found interesting was about 'psychic vampires' also known as people who use you up This phrase does seem to have been adopted widely One point to Mr LaVeyHowever for the majority this book is part gibberish part self aggrandisement and part nihilism Takeaway morals were pretty much 'do what you want but don't be an idiot the police will still come after you if you do a murder' It's also disappointingly thin on magic It claims pheromones are magic acting sexy is magic 'psychodrama' is magic and that any kind of big satanic ritual thing has power if the people involved are getting off on it but that's where it begins and ends So no magic then?While this is probably true if you're sceptical about the existence of any occult powers then why bother with all the occult imagery? If you don't believe Satan even exists then why call yourselves 'Satanists'? It's some unpleasant philosophy paired up with some shock value images and a smugness that anyone who is shocked just doesn't understand you 'cause they were too stoooopid to read the disclaimer Mazel tov you little scamps And what will you be doing for your A levels? Meh If you're a teenager in the suburbs then by all means consider having this on your bookshelf to shock annoy but for the intellectually curious there are better books you could read on just about any topic this touches on philosophy sociology psychology the history of the occult magic Christ even read Marilyn Manson's autobiography if you have toThis book is the textual euivalent of those 1950s B movie posters that promised so much and delivered so little

  5. says:

    All religion is theatre and self deceit so why not have fun with it? Those who take this book literally And LaVey's brand of Satanism miss the point entirely

  6. says:

    Needlessly blunt socially irresponsible poorly written The work of a person who knows nothing about human nature and assumes man's greatest evil is receiving handjobs from a peepshow tent girl Anybody who needs a book to tell them that it is within their power to do a ton of drugs have sex with whomever they choose and have cake for dinner will not go far in life

  7. says:

    So my current impression of Satanism is that it is selfish atheism I kind of hope this bible sorry it just doesn't feel official to me the bible writer looks too goofy and pretentious will prove me wrong On the other hand if my suspicions are confirmed then Satanism is a bunch of lame and I totally called it Just saying I mean like can't you just be an atheist? You don't need to be a dick But you know most atheists are dicks any way uoting Dawkins and Harris and smugly referencing the flying spaghetti monster God I'm so fucking sick of that shit I'd love it if everyone could jump off their collective pedestal and sit criss cross apple sauce on the ground and just chill the fuck outAnyway I'm not angry People think I'm angry when I say fuck repeatedly in typing but for fucking real it just flows from me naturally and without anger REVIEWCRITIUE OF SATANISMALL RELIGIONS EVER WHICH I WILL BASE SOLEY ON MY NARROW EXPERIENCE WITH THEM STFU TO BE CONTINUED

  8. says:

    I found this in a charity shop many years ago a little book that fits nicely in your pocket I didn't steal it cos I wasn't evil then as I hadn't purchased this book duh Try and keep up I am not a religious person I have too many unanswered uestions to believe in anything what uestions you ask? Here's one Why did God kill all the dinosaurs? When it's obvs that they were totes amaze ballsI was blown away by how good it was by how much Anton's thoughts were similar to mine he didn't seem that evil either for example he says do whatever you want as long as nobody innocent gets hurt His essays are entertaining maybe not the best writing style but good enough that I instantly read the book two times after reading it and also purchased his other essays from WHSmiths who had to order them in this was all before I was on the InternetsThe downside to the book was the magic and rituals sure a naked lady alter appeals to me but the rest? Not so much It was interesting to read about the rituals though and they don't affect the flow of the bookOne thing to note my teacher at school forbade me from using this book in the write an essay about your favourite book I was forced to readwrite the essay on a book picked by the teacher as I refused to pick another So this review might have been that stunning essay instead if my teacher wasn't such a bastardGonna hunt this out of the loft for a re read methinks

  9. says:

    Lavey was a con artist that did everything with a wink and a smirk The idea of worshipping Satan even in the symbolic way that Lavey was into seems completely retarded to me Why replace one Jewish diety with another Jewish diety? Laveys take on Satan himself is along the lines of Satan as a kinky horny party animal with an intellectual side as opposed to the Christian interpretation of some ultimate evil conspirater bent on tricking you into roasting in hell for eternity Some of his take on magic is interesting some of it is stupid The Enochian Keys section of the book which is close to half of it is a waste More Lavey showmanship than anything else All these negatives however are overrided by the great observations on Christianity and all the guilt ridden pathologies it causes Also many dead on observations of human nature as well as sexuality I find it really funny that many people took Lavey seriously as this sinister figure and I'm sure the humor of this wasn't lost to him either But whats good in the Satanic Bible is so great that it overrides the stupidity and showmanshipcon game he was playing Overall this was a fun book to read that contained some real gems of truth

  10. says:

    Libertarianism YOLO Nietzsche black cloaks

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