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Comments on Anton LaVey's writings
by Diane Vera
Copyright © 2005 by Diane Vera. All rights reserved.
I would encourage every Satanist to read Anton LaVey's Satanic Bible and Satanic Rituals - at least for historical value, if nothing else. These books should not be regarded as Satanism's defining documents. The word "Satanism" was in dictionaries long before LaVey. However, nearly all Satanists today have been influenced by LaVey, to one degree or another.
Below are my comments on some of LaVey's writings.
See also, in other sections of this website:
- Why I don't recommend LaVey's rituals
- Satanist superman syndrome
- Critiques of LaVey-based "fascism"
- The definition of "Satanism" according to new-religion scholars and other observers
See also, on the Black Goat Cabal site:
- On dogma
- More later.