A Book of Sin, Devil Worship and Rock ‘n’ Roll
- Gavin Baddeley
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Plexus Publishing; Third Edition edition (May 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0859654559 | ISBN-13: 978-0859654555
Here’s a fun book to add to your collection! Written by Gavin Baddeley, ordained minister in the Church of Satan and long-time journalist, the metal scene is explored with this fact-filled book. Enjoy this wonderful tome of Satanic fact and fantasy with his book, Lucifer Rising.
Exploring how Satanism has influenced music throughout the years, Lucifer Rising tells the tale of the history of Satanism, the beginnings of occultism through Crowley and the Church of Satan, and how all this fantastic history influenced metal bands from the 60’s onward. In Lucifer Rising you can read about the Black metal scene and how Satanism has had a hand in making some of these bands famous and infamous as well.
Comes with stunning first rate black and white photographs for you to enjoy of metal bands, and previously unpublished photos of rituals from the Church of Satan. This would make an excellent coffee table book! Most of all, Lucifer Rising is well researched and this made it even more enjoyable. If you are into Satanism and metal music, this is the book you need for your collection!
Kerrang Radio reviewed: “The ultimate guide to the influence of Satan in the world of rock music, and all manner of devilish culture. .. Lucifer Risings is a detailed study of Satanism in popular culture. And for the layman, it’s as good a rough guide as you’re likely to find”
Gavin Baddeley states in the introduction: ”..Satanism is neither trivial nor tainted with some moral radiation that it makes it too dangerous to contemplate. Inasmuch as the Western world is still a Christian culture, Satanism is the archetypal counterculture. It’s a vital but neglected aspect of our past, present and – most importantly our future.”
The original Satanic Ritual Book!
Publisher: Avon; Reissue edition (December 1, 1976)
ISBN-10: 0380013924 | ISBN-13: 978-0380013920
Originally collected as a series of pamphlets made only for the high priesthood of the Church of Satan, the rituals in this book are multi-cultural and expand on the method of group ritual for Satanists who are interested in the works of Anton LaVey.
The Satanic Rituals serve as a companion to the Satanic Bible, so reading it by itself will not give you a complete idea of how Anton LaVey wanted his rituals to work. Once you have read the Satanic Bible, this ritual book will provide you with the necessary skills on how to perform Satanic ritual. Some of the rituals included are his infamous “Black Mass” and the history behind this controversial ceremony. An example of a Satanic Baptism is also included.
One reviewer mused, in the words of LaVey: “A must have. The Satanic Rituals and The Satanic Bible are the two most influential books I have ever read. Satan demands study not worship!” Quoted from the introduction: “The ingredients of Satanic ritual are not designed to hold the celebrant in thrall, but rather to serve his goals. Thus, fantasy is utilized as a magic weapon by the individual rather than by the system. The essence of Satanic ritual and Satanism itself, if taken up out of logic rather than desperation, is to objectively enter into a subjective state.”
Anton and Diane LaVey, Satanic Ritual
Essential book on LaVeyan Witchcraft
By Anton LaVey
Feral House; 2 edition (February 1, 2003)
ISBN-10: 0922915849 | ISBN-13: 978-0922915842
Tapping into the feminine, The Satanic Witch explores, through the mind of Anton LaVey, how a woman can make the most of her abilities as a witch. He teaches that every woman has the ability to use their own mystique in order to get what they want out of life.
The Satanic Witch was published during a time in occultism when feminist witchcraft groups were on the rise – and so it shows quite the opposite, that without any special powers, any woman can tap into her own essential being in order to create magic in the world around her.
Along with this is the famous LaVey Synthesizer Clock, a tool enabling the witch to understand from a psychological viewpoint how she can attract the best mate for her situation. While dated, the ideas in The Satanic Witch remains a classic in the Satanic scene.
As one reviewer stated: “The information in this book is eye opening and informative. This can be applied to so many different areas of a person’s life is one is creative. I have used this book with much success. I am reminded that everyone’s ego can be satisfied and skill comes with practice.”
Commentary from the High Priest of the Church of Satan
By Peter H. Gilmore
Scapegoat (October 13, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0976403595 | ISBN-13: 978-0976403593
The Satanic Scriptures is essential reading for anyone who is a fan of Anton Lavey, or those interested in the history of the Church of Satan!
This book is a series of essays gathered in Peter H. Gilmore’s more than twenty years of service in the Church of Satan. Gilmore discusses the current state of the church, and along with this he describes how Satanism in the Church of Satan had evolved throughout the years.
Along with this, the Satanic Scriptures also answers some of the common questions that he gets as a high priest, such as Satanic wedding and funeral rites, and other things that are rarely discussed outside of the inner circle of the Church of Satan. An entertaining read if you are a fan of LaVeyan Satanism. With additional authors, Timothy Patrick Butler (Illustrator), Peggy Nadramia (Epilogue), Blanche Barton (Foreword)
One reviewer stated: “As part of the greater Satanic conversation, this volume stands as a testament to what Peter Gilmore brings to the office of High Priest in the Church of Satan, and indeed Satanism in general. As Peggy Nadramia – Gilmore’s wife – describes in the afterword, Gilmore is involved in many creative pursuits, painting and music among them. For the audience who has not been introduced to him through those endeavors, the written pieces in this book allow the reader a glimpse into the mind of a man who is an efficacious communicator, on the front lines of Satanism’s defense for decades.”
The Book that Started it All!
- By Anton LaVey
- Avon; 1st edition (December 1, 1969)
- Pages: 272
- ISBN-10: 0380015390 | ISBN-13: 978-0380015399
The Satanic Bible is the book that started it all. Written in 1969 by Anton LaVey, it outlines Satanic philosophy and presents it in a way that you can apply to your everyday life. Included with this are the famous, “11 Rules of the Earth” and other guidelines for Satanic living.
The Satanic Bible is a great book for beginners because it allows you to understand how Satanism began as a social movement. It also provides you with a basic overview of Satanic philosophy. There are basic rituals that you can do as well, that will provide you with experience in magic and summoning.
Some Famous Quotes from the Satanic Bible:
“Blessed are the destroyers of false hope, for they are the true Messiahs – Cursed are the god-adorers, for they shall be shorn sheep!”
“Satan has been the best friend the church has ever had for he has kept it in business all these years.”
“Satan represents undefiled wisdom instead of hypocritical self-deceit!”