The satanic bible

Anton Szandor La Vey, 1930-1997

Book - 2005

From the Publisher: Called "The Black Pope" by many of his followers, Anton LaVey began the road to High Priesthood of the Church 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 half naked 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 childre...n, 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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New York, NY : Avon Books [2005]
Item Description
Originally published: New York : Avon Books, 1969. With a new introduction.
Physical Description
272 pages ; 17 cm
Main Author
Anton Szandor La Vey, 1930-1997 (author)
  • Opening the Adamantine Gates: an introduction to The satanic bible / Magus Peter H. Gilmore
  • Preface / Anton Szandor LaVey
  • Prologue
  • The nine satanic statements
  • [I.] Fire: Book of Satan: the infernal diatribe
  • [II.] Air: Book of Lucifer: the enlightenment : Wanted! God: dead or alive
  • The god you save may be yourself
  • Some evidence of a new satanic age
  • Hell, the Devil, and how to sell your soul
  • Love and hate
  • Satanic sex
  • Not all vampires suck blood
  • Indulgence: not compulsion
  • On the choice of a human sacrifice
  • Life after death through fulfillment of the ego
  • Religious holidays
  • Black mass
  • [III.] Earth: Book of belial: the mastery of the earth : Theory and practice of satanic magic: (definition and purpose of lesser and greater magic)
  • The three types of satanic ritual
  • The ritual, or "intellectual decompression," chamber
  • The ingredients used in the performance of satanic magic : Desire ; Timing ; Imagery ; Direction ; The balance factor
  • The satanic ritual : Some notes which are to be observed before beginning ritual ; The thirteen steps ; Devices used in satanic ritual
  • [IV.] Water: Book of Leviathan : the raging sea : Invocation to Satan
  • The Infernal names
  • Invocation employed towards the conjuration of lust
  • Invocation employed towards the conjuration of destruction
  • Invocation employed towards conjuration of compassion
  • The Enochian keys: the nineteen keys will be listed here in chronological order.
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