Satanism Today

Author: James R. Lewis
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576072924
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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.

Modern Satanism

Author: Chris Mathews
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 031336639X
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Mathews offers a history and analysis of modern Satanism and its many derivations.

Satanism A Social History

Author: Massimo Introvigne
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004244964
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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.

Contemporary Religious Satanism

Author: Jesper Aagaard Petersen
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351949063
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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.

Children Of Lucifer

Author: Ruben Van Luijk
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190275103
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If we are to believe sensationalist media coverage, Satanism is, at its most benign, the purview of people who dress in black, adorn themselves with skull and pentagram paraphernalia, and listen to heavy metal. At its most sinister, its adherents are worshippers of evil incarnate and engage in violent and perverse secret rituals, the details of which mainstream society imagines with a fascination verging on the obscene. Children of Lucifer debunks these facile characterizations by exploring the historical origins of modern Satanism. Ruben van Luijk traces the movement's development from a concept invented by a Christian church eager to demonize its internal and external competitors to a positive (anti-)religious identity embraced by various groups in the modern West. Van Luijk offers a comprehensive intellectual history of this long and unpredictable trajectory. This story involves Romantic poets, radical anarchists, eccentric esotericists, Decadent writers, and schismatic exorcists, among others, and culminates in the establishment of the Church of Satan by carnival entertainer Anton Szandor LaVey. Yet it is more than a collection of colorful characters and unlikely historical episodes. The emergence of new attitudes toward Satan proves to be intimately linked to the ideological struggle for emancipation that transformed the West and is epitomized by the American and French Revolutions. It is also closely connected to secularization, that other exceptional historical process which saw Western culture spontaneously renounce its traditional gods and enter into a self-imposed state of religious indecision. Children of Lucifer makes the case that the emergence of Satanism presents a shadow history of the evolution of modern civilization as we know it. Offering the most comprehensive account of this history yet written, van Luijk proves that, in the case of Satanism, the facts are much more interesting than the fiction.

The Devil S Party

Author: Per Faxneld
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199779244
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Twelve scholars present cutting-edge research from the emerging field of Satanism studies. The topics covered range from early literary Satanists like Blake and Shelley, to the Californian Church of Satan of the 1960s, to the radical developments within the Satanic milieu in recent decades. The book will be an invaluable resource for everyone interested in Satanism as a philosophical or religious position of alterity rather than as an imagined other.

Satanism

Author: Allen J. Ottens
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780823927111
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Presents arguments for treating teen satanic worship as a mental health problem rather than a religious issue and provides information about rituals and symbols, signs of involvement, and the controversy surrounding this topic.

Satanism A Beginner S Guide To The Religious Worship Of Satan And Demons Volume I Philosophy

Author: Brother Nero
Editor: Devil's Mark Publishing
ISBN: 0984210806
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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.

The Complete Book Of Devils And Demons

Author: Leonard R. N. Ashley
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616083336
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"Abandon all hope ye who enter here."

Gods Of The Blood

Author: Mattias Gardell
Editor: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822330714
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DIVAn ethnographic study of the development of racist paganism in the United States during the 1990s, examining the economic, cultural, and political developments racist paganism reacts to or makes use of./div