Satan,” the first complete study of the modern Satanic Church, . In the Satanic Bible, Anton LaVey explains the philosophy of Satanism better than any of (re -released in as The Satanic Witch), a manual that teaches. contrary to what the Christian Bible said, the earth would not be inhereted by the meek . portrayals of Satanic rites and are filled with traditional occult symbols. The Satanic Bible. Pages · · KB · 12, Downloads ·English There is no altruism or love-thy-neighbor concept in the Satanic religion, except in.
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This public document was automatically mirrored from musicmarkup.infoal filename: The Satanic musicmarkup.info URL: musicmarkup.info This book is written in LithuanianŠi knyga yra parašyta lietuviųThe Satanic Bible was written by Anton LaVey in It is a collection of essays. downloads Views KB Size Report. This content was uploaded by our users and we assume good faith they have the permission to share this book.
Shelves: fiction , penises-abound , humor , fantasy , rock-out-with-your-cock-out For my th review I couldn't think of a more appropriate book than The Satanic Bible! I bought this about 25 years ago and just now got around to reading it. Thanks for the motivation, Good Reads! Well, it's like this Rock 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 devil.
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 quickly.
The first half of the book expounds upon his theories. This section is much more 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 yet! Later 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, quick read. There's barely more 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 otherwise. All 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. He explains that sexual freedom is encouraged, but only in the sense that believers should be free to explore their own sexualities as they please, without harming others. He explains that the only time a LaVeyan Satanist would perform a human sacrifice would be to accomplish two goals: to "release the magician's wrath" as he or she performed a curse, and to kill someone who deserved to die.
He considers the action of hurting another person a request to be destroyed and explains that the Satanist is morally required to grant this request in the form of a curse.
LaVey also says that a Satanist would never sacrifice a baby or an animal, as they are pure carnal beings and considered to be sacred. He explains that one who has lived a full life will dread death and that this is the way it should be.
He also does not agree with the idea of reincarnation. He encourages a strong will to live, comparing it to animals' instincts to fight viciously for their lives. Suicide is discouraged except in cases of euthanasia , where it would end extreme suffering. Following one's birthday in importance are Walpurgisnacht and Halloween.
Solstices and equinoxes are also celebrated.
LaVey explains that, in order to control a person, one must first attract their attention. He gives three qualities that can be employed for this purpose: sex appeal, sentiment cuteness or innocence , and wonder.
He also advocates the use of odor. Sex rituals work to entice another person; compassion rituals work to improve health, intelligence, success, and so on; destruction rituals work to destroy another person.
He particularly advocates group participation for destruction rituals, as compassion and sex rituals are more private in nature.
The "Invocation employed towards the conjuration of lust" is used for attracting the attentions of another. Both male and female versions of the invocation are provided. The "Invocation employed towards the conjuration of destruction" commands the dark forces to destroy the subject of the invocation.
The "Invocation employed towards the conjuration of compassion" requests protection, health, strength, and the destruction of anything ailing the subject of the invocation. They are given in Enochian and also translated into English. He maintains that the translations provided are an "unvarnishing" of the translations performed by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in the s,  but others accuse LaVey of simply changing references to Christianity with those to Satan.
LaVey also occasionally uses the term "God" to refer to other religions' views of God, and "Satan" or synonyms to refer to the idea of god as interpreted by LaVeyan Satanism, as when he writes, "When all religious faith in lies has waned, it is because man has become closer to himself and farther from 'God'; closer to the 'Devil. He argues that man's unwillingness to accept his own ego has caused him to externalize these gods so as to avoid the feeling of narcissism that would accompany self-worship.
Man needs ritual and dogma, but no law states that an externalized god is necessary in order to engage in ritual and ceremony performed in a god's name! Could it be that when he closes the gap between himself and his "God" he sees the demon of pride creeping forth—that very embodiment of Lucifer appearing in his midst?
However, some of these ideas continue beyond present-day secularism by implying that various occult forces are not supernatural, but rather thus far undiscovered by science.
LaVey describes Satanism as "a religion based on the universal traits of man,"  and humans are described throughout as inherently carnal and animalistic. Each of the seven deadly sins is described as part of human's natural instinct, and are thus advocated. Many other Satanist groups and individual Satanists who are not part of the Church of Satan also recognize LaVey's work as influential.
Bromley calls it " iconoclastic " and "the best-known and most influential statement of Satanic theology. Gallagher says that Satanists use LaVey's writings "as lenses through which they view themselves, their group, and the cosmos.
He argues that many erroneously categorize the content of The Satanic Bible as evil and depraved from the minimalist, dark cover design composed of a purple Sigil of Baphomet and white text on the front, and a photo of LaVey superimposed over the Sigil of Baphomet on the back , the verbose, overblown style of the text, and the presence of the word "Satan" in the title. Contrary to this belief, he says, the philosophy presented by LaVey is "neither offensive nor surprising. Both Mathews and a article in Newsweek compare the ideologies presented in The Satanic Bible to Nazism : containing "unremitting focus on social elitism, appeals to force, and scorn for egalitarian principles".
Much of this criticism came during the period of " Satanic panic ," when Satanic ritual abuse was feared to be epidemic. Former Executive Director Rob Tucker warned parents to look for The Satanic Bible in their children's bedrooms, saying, "You have to help the child fight this obsession like any other addiction"  and "It's like giving drugs to a kid who is already on the edge.