Satanism Today

Author: James R. Lewis

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576072924

Category: History

Page: 371

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A compendium of information on contemporary Satanism covers such topics as Satanic childbearing, the anticult movement, Hell's Angels, Charles Manson, and heavy metal music.

Satanism: A Social History

Author: Massimo Introvigne

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004244964

Category: Religion

Page: 668

View: 1120

For the first time, Massimo Introvigne proposes a general social history of Satanism and anti-Satanism, from the French Court of Louis XIV to the Satanic scares of the late 20th century, satanic themes in Black Metal music, the Church of Satan, and beyond.

Modern Satanism

Author: Chris Mathews

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 031336639X

Category: Religion

Page: 246

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Mathews offers a history and analysis of modern Satanism and its many derivations.

Contemporary Religious Satanism

Author: Jesper Aagaard Petersen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351949063

Category: Religion

Page: 290

View: 1799

The Church of Satan was founded by Anton LaVey on April 30, 1966. In his hands, Satan became a provocative symbol for indulgence, vital existence, natural wisdom and the human being's true animal nature. At present, religious Satanism exists primarily as a decentralized subculture with a strong internet presence within a larger Satanic milieu in Western culture. Though most are inspired by LaVey, the majority of contemporary Satanists are not members of the Church of Satan. The various expressions of modern Satanism all navigate in today's detraditionalized religious market through the creative appropriation of popular culture, philosophy, literature and religion. The concrete solutions are varied; but they all understand the power of transgression allying oneself with a most powerful symbol of resistance, namely Satan. Thus, contemporary religious Satanism could be understood as a complex negotiation of atheism, secularism, esotericism and self: A "self-religion" in the modern age. Despite the fascinating nature of religious Satanism, it has attracted little scholarship until relatively recently. This book brings together a group of international scholars to produce the first serious book-length study of religious Satanism, presenting a collection that will have wide appeal to specialists and non-specialists alike. The first part contains broader studies of influential groups and important aspects of the Satanic milieu, especially regarding historical developments, the construction of tradition and issues of legitimacy. The second part narrows the view to regional variations, especially with studies on Northern and Eastern Europe. The third part consists of primary documents selected for their representational and informational value.

The Invention of Satanism

Author: Asbjorn Dyrendal,Jesper Aa. Petersen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195181107

Category: Satanism

Page: 272

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Satanism is a complex and controversial phenomenon co-existing in many social and rhetorical contexts. Some consider it the root of all evil in the world. Others see it as a juvenile proxy for rebellion or as a misapplication of serious esoteric beliefs and practices. Then again, some considerit a specific religious or philosophical position serving as a personal and collective identity. This book, written by three experts in the field of Satanism studies, examines Satanism as a contemporary movement in continuous dialogue with popular culture, aiding as a breeding ground for other newreligious movements. Shifting the focus from mythology to meaning-making, this is a book about the invention of Satanism among self-declared religious Satanists. Like all ideologists and believers, Satanists incorporate, borrow, and modify elements from other traditions, and this book explores how traditional folkloreand prior strands of occultism were synthesized by Anton LaVey in his founding of the Church of Satan and the creation of the Satanic Bible. Later chapters examine contemporary Satanist subcultures from various perspectives, also demonstrating how Satanism, despite its brief history as an organizedphenomenon, continues to reinvent itself. There are now numerous Satanisms with distinctive interpretations of what being a Satanist entails, with some of these new versions deviating more from the historical "mainstream" than others. In this fascinating account of a seemingly abstruse andoften-feared movement, Dyrendal, Lewis, and Petersen demonstrate that the invention of Satanism is an ongoing, ever-evolving process.

Encyclopedia of Satanism

Author: James Lewis


ISBN: 1312360216


Page: N.A

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Christian Satanic Books 1-5

Author: Lucifer Jeremy White

Publisher: Lucifer Jeremy White


Category: Religion

Page: 306

View: 6391

What is Christian Satanism? It is a gray sided belief. It isn’t a thing of heroes and villains but for those who more naturally fit in between. Gray sided things are so uncommon that there are very few terms to be found for them. There are words for heroes and villains but not any one who would be in between those. Gray magic is seldom discussed. There is heaven and hell- but for us there is earth. Christian Satanism is here to establish the first gray sided people, The Christian Satanist.

Satanism: A Beginner's Guide to the Religious Worship of Satan and Demons Volume I: Philosophy

Author: Brother Nero

Publisher: Devil's Mark Publishing

ISBN: 0984210806

Category: Religion

Page: 172

View: 8094

In this, the first book in a new series on Traditional Satanism, Brother Nero, an outspoken advocate of the Devil and His ways for over 20 years, focuses on an area of Satanism that few other authors have discussed in detail: the day to day philosophy and lifestyles of those who sincerely worship the Devil. Many topics usually considered too controversial for print in a book such as this are dealt with in a straightforward, easy to understand manner. Some of the many subjects covered in this book are: * Raising children in Satanism * Satanic marriage and sexual relationships * The nature of Satan and Demons * Holy Texts of Traditional Satanism * Al-Jilwah commentary * Daily prayer * Solitary practice vs. joining a Coven This book is a series of essays meant to educate those outside of Satanism about the true nature of the people who practice it, as well as to provide a source of inspiration and spiritual guidance to the Satanic community.


Author: Bob Passantino,Gretchen Passantino

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 031053500X

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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Belief in Satan worship is often viewed as an embarrassing throwback to the superstitions of another time. And "selling your soul to the Devil"? Nothing more than an overworked theme in literature and opera. To the contrary, Bob and Gretchen Passantino show how, in the midst of prevailing attitudes of skepticism and disbelief, Satanism has made unprecedented inroads into our society.

Christian Satanic Book Five

Author: Lucifer Jeremy White


ISBN: 1387932624


Page: N.A

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