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In Satan’s Service,
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
A New Perspective on Atheistic Satanism
- By Damien Ba’al
- HLA Publishing LLC; 1st edition (October 6, 2015)
- Pages: 50
- ISBN-10: 0996810102 | ISBN-13: 978-0996810104
The Satanic Narratives by Damien Baal serves as a modern foundation on atheistic Satanism.
Exploring the archetype of the adversary, it breaks down the various myths of Satan, with a focus on individualism.
The Satanic Narratives is a departure from the common LaVey inspired texts on Satanism, so it serves as a fresh look at Satanism from a modern perspective.
This book may aid you in moving on from Christianity or from other religious organizations with a thought-provoking system of mindful living in Satanism that is free from the typical dogma that is available in Satanism. One reviewer stated that it was “Well written, and concise, to the point, easy to understand, and a good read.” The Satanic Narratives is worth reading if you want to expand your knowledge of Satanic philosophy.
You can read more about Damien Ba’al and his work in Satanism at his Author Spotlight page.
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!”