The Secret Life Of A Satanist : The Authorized Biography of Anton Szandor LaVey – Revised Edition


Format Paperback | 316 pages
Dimensions 149.86 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 476.27g
Publication date 02 Oct 2014
Publisher Feral House,U.S.
Publication City/Country Los Angeles, United States
Language English
Edition Revised
Edition statement 2nd Revised edition
Illustrations note 1 Illustrations, unspecified
ISBN10 1627310029
ISBN13 9781627310024
Bestsellers rank 44,462


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The Secret Life of a Satanist steps behind the curtain with the founder and High Priest of the Church of Satan.

What is contemporary Satanism, and why would one start a church dedicated to the Dark One? It wasn’t a rebellion against an oppressive religious upbringing; it was Anton Szandor LaVey’s disgust with most of humanity. Drawing from Jack London, H.L. Mencken, Friedrich Nietzsche, Marquis de Sade, George Bernard Shaw, John Milton, Benjamin Franklin, and a host of reprobates, with a large dose of alchemy and black magic, LaVey formulated a philosophy that deeply resonated with him.

LaVey did not worship Satan; he paid homage to the rebellious spirit of innovation, defiance, and self-reliance that the archetype embodied. His background as a musician, circus lion trainer, hypnotist, and police photographer is covered here. The author, who later became his paramour and mother to his only son, was allowed extraordinary access to documents concerning his life, testimonies from people who had known him for years, and, most importantly, anecdotes and fond memories from a man living out of his time.

After the original publication of this biography in 1990, LaVey and Blanche Barton fought through the Satanic Panic together, and guided the Church for another seven years. This revised edition adds a dozen new and never-before-seen images.

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