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ANTON LAVEY & CHURCH OF SATAN
SATANISM & BLACK MAGIC
THE DEVIL, HELL & DEMONOLOGY

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ANTON LAVEY
THE CHURCH OF SATAN
The Satanic Scriptures
By Peter H. Gilmore


The Satanic Scriptures hands down the wit, wisdom and diabolical perspective of the Church of Satan's High Priest, Magus Peter H. Gilmore. These essays, articles and diatribes have been collected from over twenty years of the High Priest's writings for his infernal cabal, some first issued in the pages of publications available only to insiders. From the magic of toys to techniques of time travel, Magus Gilmore leads the reader down a Left-Hand Path where few will find what they expect. Why is Satanism the Feared Religion? Is it Satanic to be a fascist? Same-sex marriage– would it be acceptable in a United Satanic America? What do Satanists think about terrorism, and where do they lay the blame? The answers may surprise you. The Devil always has all the best tunes and now you'll hear from a Satanic Maestro how the Dark Lord has influenced composers and musicians long before the advent of electric guitars and stadium concerts. Magus Gilmore reveals principles of Satanic Ritual in a frank discussion of forbidden rites. What is a Satanic Funeral? How do Satanists marry? Find out now, as these unholy ceremonies have never before been disclosed outside of the Church of Satan's Hellish Hierarchy. Here is the philosophy for those bold enough to be their own Gods—or Devils.
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Satanic Bible
By Anton Szandor LaVey


One might expect The Satanic Bible at least to offer a few prancing demons or a virgin sacrifice, but if you're looking for a tour of the house of horrors, this is the wrong book. Far from a manual for conquering the realms of earth, air, fire and water, The Satanic Bible is Anton LaVey's manifesto of a new religion separate from the "traditional" Judeo-Christian definitions of Satanism. While LaVey rails against the deceit of the Christian church and white magicians, he busily weaves his own deceptions. The Satanic Bible claims the heritage of a horde of evil deities--Bile', Dagon, Moloch, and Yao Tzin to name a few--but these ancient gods have no coherent connection between each other or to Satanism, except that all have been categorised by Christianity as "evil". Calling on these ancient names like a magician shouting, "Abracadabra", LaVey attempts to shatter the classical depiction of Satanism as a cult of black mass and child sacrifice. As the smoke clears, he leads us through a surprisingly logical argument in favour of a life focused on self-indulgence. The Satanic Bible is less bible and more philosophy (with a few rituals thrown in to keep us entertained), but this philosophy is the backbone of a religion that, until LaVey entered the scene, was merely a myth of the Christian church. It took LaVey, and The Satanic Bible, to turn this myth into a legitimate public religion.
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The Satanic Rituals:
Companion to the Satanic Bible

By Anton Szandor LaVey


This book is just what it says, under the title, a companion to the Satanic Bible. Thats not to say that this is merely an extension of the philosophical debate and instructional ramblings found in the 'Bible'. But for anyone interested in knowing more about Satanism and Satanic Ritual throughout history then this is a good read. Before each ritual there is a few pages that summerise what the ritual means and details its origin. This, in my opinion, is the most interesting part of the book as it gives you more information about past Satanic culture such as the Yzeidis and the Knight Templars satanic rites. If you liked the Satanic Bible, then buy and read this book to get a better picture of what Satanism is, and what it has become.
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The Satanic Witch: 2nd Edition
By Anton Szandor LaVey


This is the classic guide to using and interpreting the black arts for seduction and manipulation. This new updated and expanded edition fills readers in on the final days of LaVey and the latest from the Church of Satan, and includes a new introduction by the church's current leader. Chapters include: How to master Fascination & the Control of others, Myth of the 'White' Witch, Drugs, Choose an Image, Natural Vs Acquired Ability, LaVey Personality Synthesizer, Sexual proclivities, Power of Names, Odour, Sense, Law of the Forbidden, Ceremonial Magic, Sex Magic, Casting Spells, Protecting Yourself from Curses, On Choosing a Familiar or Demon, Divination and more...
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Satan Takes A Holiday CD


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The Satanic Mass CD


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Satanis the Devil's Mass &
Sinthia the Devil's Doll
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The Devil's Rain
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SATANISM AND BLACK MAGIC

Blood & Dishonour:
The Dark, Bloody and Perversely Erotic World of the Satanic Sluts
By Nigel Wingrove


Stunning Unique Women Laid Bare in Words and Pictures The Satanic Sluts are 666 of the world's most attitudinal, creative and original women, who are linked by a shared interest in all things dark, sexual and Satanic, and by their membership of this exclusive group. Now, for the first time ever, 48 members of this gorgeous, exclusive and elite legion are presented in all their glory - raw, uncut, uncensored, sometimes bloody, sometimes bound, but never bowed. Here, in a series of striking photographic portraits and personal statements, elite members of the Satanic Sluts display their sexual fantasies, Satanic lusts and twisted ideologies to the wider public for the first time. Blood & Dishonour presents a series of amazing images and gorgeous layouts that will grant the reader privileged witness to the perverse machinations of Satanic Sluts members like Dominick Destruction, Violet Eyes, Poisoned Venus, Assisted Suicide, Dischordia, Sadistik Virgin, Morrigan Hel, Gothness, Gashley Darcane and their sisters-in-arms, who have bared their all for the first time in this unique publication.
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Grimorium Verum
By Joseph H. Peterson


Grimorium Verum is one of the most notorious handbooks of black magic -- one of the few that deals openly with spirits of darkness. People have long sought the aid of non-physical beings; the biblical king Solomon in particular had a reputation since ancient times for commanding demons. There are many texts purporting to reveal Solomon's methods, but most are extremely complicated and difficult. Grimorium Verum is one of the easier texts, but also one of the most sinister. It includes a catalog of specific demons and how to draw on their powers. This new critical edition includes a fresh translation based on all the major sources, complete French and Italian texts, and 5 other appendices.
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Sophia Bestiae:
The Wisdom of the Beast
By Edward O'Toole


"Here is an unusual tome which sets out to prove that the God of the "Holy" scriptures is malevolent, alien to those of European ethnic origin, neither omnipresent nor omnipotent, and may have been in fact an alien visitor who harassed the primitive Israelites into subjugation and worship. Also posited is that the hero of Genesis is The Serpent, and that the true Satan-the adversary of God-is Man. O'Toole quotes from biblical passages to provide evidence for his theories and even presents one of the Gnostic texts discovered in Nag Hammadi as an alternative, and God-damning, creation myth. Ultimately he arrives at the position Satanists advocate, that of the self as the only proper God in one's life." -Church of Satan. Indexed for ease of use and quick reference, the Sophia Bestiae is an excellent reference guide for both beginners in religious studies and advanced. For anyone who has ever noticed the contradictory behaviour of God, or has ever called their Faith into doubt, then the Sophia Bestiae will explain why.
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Grimoire Bestiae
By Edward O'Toole


The sequel to the Sophia Bestiae - A complete satanic magical system. The LHP Grimoire for the 21st Century Occultist. A practical, working guide to progression through the Bestian Rites of Aestheteka Luciferian Gnosticism, both for Self and group initiation. Including these Rites and more: Rite of the Unpardonable Sin * Rite of Nightmares * Rite of Pain * Rite of Shadow Self * Rite of Daemons * Invocation of Lucifer * Invocation of Satan * Dark Weapons * Rite of Succubus and Incubus * Rite of Dark Light * Rite of Revenge * Rite of The Sword * Rite of Daemon Exorcism * Rite of The Shadow Walk * Mastering the Abyss * Rite of Necromancy * Rite of Resurrection * The Gnostic Paradox * Dual Paradigms * Alphabet & Bestian Script
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Satanica Sexualis:
An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Sex And the Devil
By Candice Black


Features include: antichrist, black mass, cannibalism, demonology devil's mark, drugs, hell, hysteria, incubus/succubus, nuns, pornography, possession, satanic sex crime, scatology, sex magic, and witches' sabbat. "Satanica Sexualis" is a comprehensive encyclopedia of that forbidden area where sex, black magic and the Devil meet in an unholy and lascivious fusion. Subjects covered include not only the history of sex and witchcraft, but also sex and Satan in cinema, literature, art and graphics. From "Beast 666" Aleister Crowley to satanic sex killer Richard Ramirez, from "Rosemary's Baby" to "Lucifer's Lust", from possessed nuns to priapic demons, this is the definitive document of this taboo but insidiously compelling complex. With its focus on the psycho-sexual deliria of witchcraft and satanism, and heavily illustrated throughout, "Satanica Sexualis" is a modern manual in the tradition of Krafft-Ebing, an essential reference tool for all those intrigued, inspired or enslaved by the meshing of sex and Satan!
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The Encyclopedic Sourcebook of Satanism
By James R. Lewis


In the public imagination Satanism is associated with bizarre rituals, perverse hedonistic lifestyles, heavy metal music, immature adolescents acting out, horror movies, and rumors of ritual abuse. But what are the facts behind the urban legends and the "moral panics" that periodically sweep the country regarding this countercultural phenomenon? This authoritative reference work gathers together scholarly studies of Satanism and original source material, focusing on two major aspects- organized religious Satanism and the Satanic Ritual Abuse hoax that was prevalent in the 1980s and early 1990s. The contributors first examine modern Satanism, a decentralized movement whose only coherence is based on certain themes that date back to the writings of Anton Szandor LaVey, especially his Satanic Bible. Among other factors, the authors discuss how the emergence of the Internet as a form of communication has created some coherence among disparate groups through cross-reference. Many articles are devoted to the Satanic Ritual Abuse scare, an erroneous belief in a vast underground network of Satanists who were abusing children. For years members of the law enforcement community and numerous therapists, encouraged by the hype of mass media, bought into this panic. Other topics include the role of the media in the perceptions of Satanism and Satanic Ritual Abuse, juvenile delinquency and Satanism, and police pursuit of satanic crime. The volume concludes with primary source material, including a report from the Ritual Abuse Task Force and selections from current Satanism groups. This objective reference work will be useful for professionals in many fields and members of the public interested in sorting out the facts from the myths surrounding this controversial subculture.
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Necrominon: Egyptian Sethanic Magick
By Michael W. Ford


Ancient Egyptian Religion and Magick gifted humanity with foundations of understanding and controlling forces within the mind, body and spirit of the living with the spiritual realm perceived in nature. The Left Hand Path and Luciferianism establishes a modern ideology and practice of utilizing the pantheon of ancient Egypt for insightful and powerful rituals which control and shape your determined path towards self-deification. Michael W. Ford for over 10 years has developed and presented Luciferianism as an evolution in Magick, this grimoire utilizes the obscure Luciferian texts of Charles Pace, a Priest of Seth and Anubis who is considered a “Grandfather” of modern Luciferianism. The works of Pace, known as Hamar’at, are presented and adapted by Michael W. Ford along with extensive studies of archeological evidence, translations and symbolism of the cults of Seth, Horus, Osiris, Amun-Re, Thoth, Sekhmet, Isis and their hymns and rituals. The NECROMINON - Egyptian Sethanic Magick will open the Gates of the Underworld and offer up the Words of Power to seize your potential and self-determined path!
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The First book of Luciferian Tarot
By Michael W. Ford


The First Book of Luciferian Tarot is the first published Luciferian or Left Hand Path book on the Tarot. This books describes in detail the attributes and correspondences of tarot. The major and minor arcana are fully described in detail. The Adversary is explored from a trans-cultural perspective, with tarot spreads and full descriptions of purpose and aim, by divination or self-initiation.
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ADAMU:
Luciferian Tantra and Sex Magick
By Michael W. Ford


ADAMU is a grimoire of Luciferian Tantra. This path is of the exploration of the dark recesses of the Mind and Spirit, transforming the self into a vessel of Divinity, the Daemonic itself. Found in ADAMU are foundation rituals and theory of Luciferian Sex Magick, the Forbidden Art of transforming consciousness and body into a Temple of the Adversarial Spirit, being Samael and Lilith, to initiate the self and become a part of the divine by awakening the symbol of Cain, the First Satanist. ADAMU outlines practice which defines the how the Luciferian Sex Magick path is a sucessful method of initiation which only strengthens and awakens consciousness. Vampiric (spiritual) Sex Magick and ancient Buddhism/Bon Po, including workings and descriptions of Kali and her various mythological guises. Adamu features numerous discipline-building excercises which will set the focus for serious initiatory practice.
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Book of the Witch Moon
Choronzon Edition
By Michael Ford


Presenting the forbidden works of Chaos, Vampiric and Luciferian Sorcery. A grimoire which explores the dark feminine current of HECATE, Witch Moon explores ritual and dream Lycanthropy, Chaos Sorcery and Luciferian Ritual practice as well as the darksome practice of Vampirism and Predatory Spirituality. The Nine Angles and the Trapezoid workings, inspired by Anton LaVey and presented around the cult of Daeva-Yasna, the persian demon-sorcery of Yatuk Dinoih. Contains the Rituals of Dream, ritual and astral vampirism as an initiatory tool, other Cabalistic workings presenting the Qlippoth. Contains the Grimoire based on Ancient Egyptian Vampirism, LIBER AAPEP, Luciferian Magick practice, The Chaos Cult Workings of Choronzon as Vampire, The Rites of Hecate, the Infernal and Luciferian Sabbat, and the foundations of Satanic practice in Magick.
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Liber HVHI
By Michael Ford


The awaited grimoire of the Luciferian Path is now published containing the infernal rites of the Qlippoth, an extensive ideological and magical system presenting a grounded and understandable form of working with the Qlippothic Tree of Da'ath and tunnels. The second part of the grimoire is based on the ritualistic inversions of the Avestan texts and the forbidden path of Predatory Spiritualism. It contains the 22 spheres of the Infernal Qlippoth, the methods of filling and draining those "shells" and the Luciferian Rites of the Supper of Cain, symbolic of the first Satanist from the ancient Hebrew texts relating to the devouring process from a symbolic and ritualistic approach. No matter what name the Adversary has been called by, from the ancient Persian cult of Yatukih sorcerers Ahriman or Angra Mainyu, his Bride Jahi or Az, to the Hebrew Samael and Lilith, the Luciferian Current has remained strong beneath those ancient cultures. LIBER HVHI is a grimoire written from ancient religious texts such as the Avesta and various Cabbalistic writings. The result is a powerful Luciferian ideology and methodology of ritual and daily-life practice which transforms the mind into the Spirit of the Adversary.
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Luciferian Witchcraft  Azal'ucel Edition (Hardcover)
By Michael W. Ford


For more than a decade left hand path and dark withcraft expert Michael W. Ford has labored in the forbidden fields of the dark side of the occult, lit by the pale moon of Luciferian ambition and Satanic drive. The first editions of most of his works are disappearing into private libraries of occult collector's items-and their prices are increasing enormously. With this fact in mind, Luciferian Witchcraft gathers together in one huge compendium many of the shocking rituals and bizarre initiation rites of black magick that have established Ford as the most cutting-edge exponent of the left hand path tradition in America today. The book begins with a lengthy and highly scholarly exposition of the place of the Draconic adversary within historical magick. This totally unique, enormous tome, available now!
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Luciferian Witchcraft
By Michael Ford


Luciferian Witchcraft gathers together in one huge compendium many of the shocking rituals and bizarre initiation rites of black magick that have established Ford as the most cutting-edge exponent of the left hand path tradition. The book begins with a lengthy and highly scholarly exposition of the place of the Draconic adversary within historical magick. Set Typhon, the Egyptian God of Darkness, Ahriman, the Persian Devil and his Whore of Darkness, the Adversary and the Bride of the Devil, Cain the Son, the Gnostic Yaldabaoth, "Child of Chaos", the Path of the Crooked Serpent- Leviathan and Beelzebub and Tiamat, Pazuzu, and Moloch are only some of the topics and figures covered. The second part of the book, "The Grimoires of Luciferian Witchcraft", includes several of his most infamous graveyard workings, together with the complete version of the Luciferian Goetia- a completely revised and updated version of the Goetia grimoire from the Lesser Key of Solomon the King. Part three covers Yatukan and Ahrimanic Persian sorcery. It is the willingness and creativity of Ford to look beyond worn-out Christian- and Hebrew-based demonology in search of black magick inspiration that marks his work as unique. Here, forbidden heresies of millenia-old Zoroastrian thought reveal their diabolic secrets to the sorceror. Finally, the last part of the tome has chapters on Sethanic and Angelic Magick, in which the primal force of Set Typhon and the infamous Watchers of the book of Enoch are invoked for cosmic diabolism, and several new and strange sex magick rites of the left hand path are revealed. This totally unique, enormous tome, is finally available. Grab it now and seize the power for yourself!
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Double Edged: Liber Satanica & 10,000 Shrines
By Randall Pike


"Double Edged" combines both of Randall Pike's seminal texts "Liber Satanica" and "10,000 Shrines" together, along with new commentary and insight. This is the ultimate first look at Randall Pike's early work and thought. "Liber Satanica" is the first book. Its personal, and in depth, look into the mind of a Satanic magician is sure to please at least some of the purists out there. Included are some essays, poetry, and a stunning revisiting of a magickal working performed by Pike in 1998. "10,000 Shrines" is the second book, and is a deeper continuation of the first. It delves deep into personal ritual constructs, and adds unique insight via commentaries designed to both personalize and de-personalize the working mind of the Magician. Also included are some mystical verses, essays, rants and raves. Not to be missed!
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Alien Anarchist
By Randall Pike


"Alien Anarchist" is what the field of Satanic psychology has been looking for. Immediately effective, lucid, and filled with mind-bending philosophy. It's everything you'd expect from TOTIC Texts, with a slightly different approach. It begs the reader to dive into the miasma, and further their studies. This book is the best thing to ever happen to the field of Satanic psychology.
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The Man With Confused Eyes
By Randall Pike


"The Man With Confused Eyes" is here to confront the political miasma and cancer that is the current administration. However, this book is no mere antichristian manifesto. Herein you will find lightning bolt flashes of Left Hand Path wonder, elevating the art of the so called Dark Masonic diatribe to a new level.
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The Unspeakable Art and Performances of
Rev. Steven Johnson Leyba


Coyote Satan Amerika documents the infamous work of an artist who has collaborated with Burroughs, Giger, and other countercultural icons. A legally ordained priest in the Church of Satan and self-described redeemer of the swastika and desecrator of the American flag, Leyba assaults every notion of propriety and good taste in plumbing the depths of American culture. Includes essays by H. R. Giger, William S. Burroughs, Charles Gatewood, Poppy Z. Brite, and others.
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The Black Arts
By Richard Cavendish


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Book of Black Magic
By Arthur Edward Waite


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An Age for Lucifer:
Predatory Spirituality and the Quest for Godhood
By Robert C. Tucker


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Lure of the Sinister:
The Unnatural History of Satanism
By Gareth J. Medway


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Demons of the Modern World
By Malcolm McGrath


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Raising the Devil:
Satanism, New Religions, and the Media
By Bill Ellis


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Satanism:
Guide to the Awesome Power of Satan
By Wade Baskin


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Dark Star:
The Satanic Rites of Gilles de Rais
By Georges Bataille


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Lucifer Rising:
A Book of Sin, Devil Worship and Rock 'n' Roll
By Gavin Baddeley


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Lords of Chaos:
The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground
By Michael Moynihan


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Pacts With the Devil:
A Chronicle of Sex, Blasphemy and Liberation
By Christopher S. Hyatt and S. Jason Black


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Devil Worship:
The Sacred Books & Traditions of the Yezidiz
By Isya Joseph


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La Bas
By Joris Karl Huysmans


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The Hell-Fire Clubs:
A History of Anti-Morality
By Geoffrey Ashe


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Raising Hell:
A Concise History of the Black Arts and Those Who Dared Practice Them
By Robert Masello


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THE DEVIL / HELL
DEMONOLOGY

Satan: A Biography
By Henry Ansgar Kelly


Christians traditionally think of Satan as Lucifer, God's enemy, who rebelled against Him out of pride and then caused Adam and Eve to sin. But, as Kelly shows, this portrayal is not biblical but a scenario invented by the early Fathers of the Church which became the 'New Biography of Satan'. The 'Original Biography' must be reconstructed from the New Testament where Satan is the same sort of celestial functionary we see in the Book of Job - appointed to govern the world, specifically to monitor and test human beings. But he is brutal and deceitful in his methods, and Jesus predicts that his rule will soon come to an end. Kelly traces the further developments of the 'New Biography': humankind's inherited guilt, captivity by Satan, and punishment in Hell at his hands. This profile of Satan remains dominant, but Kelly urges a return to the 'Original Biography of Satan'.
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The Secret History of Lucifer:
And the Meaning of the True Da Vinci Code
By Lynn Picknett


Though dense with research, readers interested in religious conspiracies, particularly those for which Christianity is held responsible, will find Picknett's redemption of Lucifer as "Light-bringer" and "enlightener" fascinating. Picknett, author of many conspiracy-oriented books about topics like the Turin shroud, the Templars and most recently Mary Magdalene, sets out to correct misconceptions about Lucifer, who she claims is not synonymous with the devil or Satan. Lucifer, she writes, "is emphatically not the Evil One, but the spirit of human progress, the fight to learn and grow, to be independent and proud." Divided into two parts, the first is dedicated to Lucifer's relationship with the feminine and his subsequent "fall" from morning star to bringer of hell as a result of his feminization, while the second traces Lucifer's emergence in history as Satan. Filled with ironic undertones, Picknett's exploration of Lucifer's association with womanhood is the more interesting of the two sections, offering well-researched interpretations of the Judeo-Christian creation myth, ancient goddess traditions, and pagan rituals. Picknett's depth and range of knowledge is impressive and readers will encounter a thick, interesting and alternative view of an intriguing topic.
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The Adversary:
His Person, Power and Purpose
A Study in Satanology
By William A. Matson


(1891) Contents: The Fall of the Angels; The Fall of Man; Satan's Agency in the Afflictions of Job; Angeli Malorum and Satan's False Prophets and Lying Spirits; Devils and Devil-Worship Mentioned in the Scriptures; Diviners, Necromancers, etc.; The Temptation in the Wilderness and the Demoniacal Possessions of the New Testament; The Evil Overruled; Spiritual Influences, Good and Evil; History-Earliest Accounts; Post- Reformation Period; Modern Diabolism; Diabolism and Lunacy; Necromancy, Modern Spiritualism and Supranatural Forces; and Occult Arts, Magic, Sorcery, etc.
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The Comics Go to Hell:
A Visual History of the Devil in Comics
By Fredrik Stromberg


The devil is one of the most potent and longest-lived icons in the history of human civilisation. It is therefore not a big surprise that images of the Prince of Darkness are so abundant in comics, a medium that by nature builds upon the communicative powers of icons. The author examines how cartoonists through the ages have used the myths about the Devil, in a wide variety of ways. The book is divided into thematic chapters, including "Ancient Devils" - about medieval artists rendering the Devil in sequential picture stories; "Religious Devils" - concerning the Devil in Christian comics; "Super Devils" - the Devil in superhero comics; "Funny Devils" - all the humourous ways the image of the Devil can be used; and more. Comics featured include: Love & Rockets; Mephisto; Silver Surfer; Donald Duck; Sandman; Spawn; Dilbert; Dragon Ball; Tintin
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The Devil in Design:
The Krampus Postcards
By Monte Beauchamp


NOW IN PAPERBACK! A collection of vintage Christmas cards for very bad little girls and boys. The Devil in Design is a fascinating, full-color compendium of extremely rare, late 19th and early 20th-century Krampus postcards culled from key postcard collections from around the world. Lavishly illustrated with over a 150 striking and stylized full-page examples, the book also includes a short introduction tracing the character's origin and its overwhelming popularity throughout Europe. In the Christmas traditions of Europe, the Krampus is Saint Nicholas's dark servant—a hairy, horned, supernatural beast whose pointed ears and long slithering tongue gave misbehavers the creeps! Whereas Saint Nicholas would reward children who had been good all year with treats, those that had been disobedient were paid a visit by the Krampus. The Krampus terrorized the bad until they promised to be good. Some he'd spank; others he'd whip, while others he'd shackle, stuff into his large wooden basket, and then hurl into the flames of Hell! Such scenarios were delineated by skilled and imaginative Old World craftsmen, printed on penny postcards and disseminated throughout Europe. The Devil in Design is the first English-language book to offer this breathtaking collection of the finest, rarest, and most visually-stunning Krampus cards history has left to offer. 168 pages full-color illustrations.
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A History of the Devil:
From the Middle Ages to the Present
By Robert Muchembled


A journey through time and space in search of the changing perception and significance of the devil in Western culture. The author takes the story back to the 13th century, when visual images of Satan first started to appear, and forward to the 20th Century, dealing with, among others, the place of the diabolical in the films of Stanley Kubrick, including Eyes Wide Shut. The changing figures of Evil over time are shown to correlate with the way in which men conceive of their destinies and the future of their civilisation. Fascination with the diabolical having reached its height in the witch-hunts, by the enlightenment, begins to show signs of decline, a process which has continued up to today. The result of this process, for modern western society, is a subtle metamorphosis of the notion of the devil from fear of Satan, into an internal demon, "the demon within" characterised by a distrust of oneself and ones desires.
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Devils
By Gilles Neret

Something wicked this way comes!

Ever since he disguised himself as a snake and tempted Eve with an apple, the devil has been everyone's favorite villain. Lucifer himself is the star of this book, which contains images of him throughout the history of art. Etchings, woodcuts, paintings, illustrations, drawings, photographs, and advertisements featuring the devil, by the likes of Da Vinci, Bosch, Pierre et Gilles, Giger, and many more, populate the pages of this supremely "evil" book.
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The Satanic Epic
By Neil Forsyth


The Satan of 'Paradise Lost' has fascinated generations. This book attempts to explain why Milton's Satan is so seductive. In seeking to learn why Satan is so alluring, Forsyth ranges over diverse topics-- from the origins of evil and the relevance of witchcraft to the nature of love between the sexes. He considers each of these as Milton introduces them: as Satanic subjects. It is Satan who questions and wonders and denounces. He is the great doubter who gives voice to many of the arguments that Christianity has provoked from within and without. And by rooting his Satanic reading of 'Paradise Lost' in Biblical and other sources, Forsyth retrieves not only an attractive and heroic Satan but a Milton whose heretical energies are embodied in a Satanic character with a life of his own.
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History of the Devil and the Idea of Evil
By Dr Paul Carus


A treasure trove of information and lore on the philosophical principles and practice of evil through the centuries provides a fascinating, illustrated look at all things demonic, from ancient views of dark forces to contemporary manifestations of evil. Contents: Good and Evil as Religious Ideas; Devil Worship; Ancient Egypt; Accad and the Early Semites; Persian Dualism; Israel; Brahmanism and Hinduism; Buddhism; Dawn of a New Era; Early Christianity; Idea of Salvation in Greece and Italy; Demonology of Northern Europe; The Devil's Prime; The Inquisition; Age of the Reformation; Abolition of Witch Prosecution; In Verse and Fable; Philosophical Problem of Good and Evil.
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The Devil on Screen:
Feature Films Worldwide, 1913 Through 2000
By Charles P. Mitchell


The Devil has been represented in many film genres, including horror, comedy, the musical, fantasy, satire, drama, and the religious epic, and in these works has assumed many shapes and forms. This work explores in detail feature films from the year 1913 through 2000 that depict the Devil. It begins with an overview that discusses how the devil has been portrayed on stage, how that portrayal carried over to the big screen, and what are the standard elements of a satanic plot. Each entry in the filmography includes the year of production, running time, and the names of the writer, editor, cinematographer, producer, and director. An evaluative rating, annotated cast list, plot synopsis, and film appraisal are also provided for each film, as well as a spotlight on the performance of the actor playing the role of Satan.
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Lucifer Ascending:
The Occult in Folklore and Popular Culture
By Bill Ellis


Despite their history and traditions, witchcraft and magic are still very much a part of modern culture. Bill Ellis looks at modern practices that are universally defined as "occult," from such commonplace habits as carrying a rabbit's foot for good luck or using a Ouija board, to more esoteric traditions. In particular, Ellis shows how the occult has been a common element in youth culture for hundreds of years. Using materials from little known publications and archives, he details the true social function of individuals' dabbling with the occult. Lucifer Ascending examines the occult not as an alternative to religion but rather as a means for ordinary people to participate directly in the mythic realm.
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