Satanic Bible by Anton La VeySatanic Bible by Anton La Vey

Satanic Bible

byAnton La Vey

Mass Market Paperback | December 1, 1976

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Called "The Black Pope" by many of his followers, Anton La Vey began the road to High Priesthood of the Church of Satan when he was only 16 years old and an organ player in a carnival:

"On Saturday night I would see men lusting after halfnaked girls dancing at the carnival, and on Sunday morning when I was playing the organ for tent-show evangelists at the other end of the carnival lot, I would see these same men sitting in the pews with their wives and children, asking God to forgive them and purge them of carnal desires. And the next Saturday night they'd be back at The carnival or some other place of indulgence.

"I knew then that the Christian Church thrives on hypocrisy, and that man's carnal nature will out!"

From that time early in his life his path was clear. Finally, on the last night of April, 1966—Walpurgisnacht, the most important festival of the believers in witchcraft—LaVey shaved his head in the tradition of Ancient executioners and announced the formation of The Church Of Satan. He had seen the need for a church that would recapture man's body and his carnal desires as objects of celebration. "Since worship of fleshly things produces pleasure," he said, "there would then be a temple of glorious indulgence . . ."

Title:Satanic BibleFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.68 inPublished:December 1, 1976Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0380015390

ISBN - 13:9780380015399

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tongue-in-Cheek, hilarious and MORAL! That moment when you discover that the Church of Satan's guidebook is superior in morality than any other "holy" book around. And it's hilarious.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from well that was interesting definitely an interesting read
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a must read To be a member you must be knowledgable about the culture and therefore this book is excellent and a must read
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great first half I found the first half of the book very interesting, the philosophy and ideas set out by Lavey are so clever. That being said the second half totally lost me.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Anton Lavey wasn't joking, but he also was. Anton Lavey actually worshiped the devil, and believe the devil existed. The reason for this book was to deceive people.
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HAIL HUMANKIND! A self-help book in drag as the occult. Satan is a metaphor for humans. Funny enough, it is a hilarious read!
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eye Opening A recommended read, a must have for those who are interested in Satanism.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best saytanic bible ever. i love this bible.
Date published: 2011-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from funominal the way this book was written was extremely eye opening to me and if you think about it it is as the comedian jim jefferies said "in the fight between god and satan, the devil is being the bigger man because god is writing a whole bunch of crap about him and the devil says you know wat i'm not even gonna answer you when u talk about me like that" and it's completely true with the concept of god ruining his reputation. He does what he needs to do god is making us all rise up to his expectations when how the hell can we rise to the expectations of a god thats why everyone whos read the holy bible knows that you can do everything god tells you to but you are cursed with a hellworthy sin the day you are born.
Date published: 2010-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Satanic Bible Anton Lavey was the founder of the Church of Satan. This is an excellent book on Modern Satanism. All Anton Lavey books are excellent. I am a Modern Satanist and would like to recommend this book as an excellent introduction to Modern Satanism. All Christians should read this book & learn the truth regarding Satanism before putting Satanism down.
Date published: 2008-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from words to live by Lavey takes a lot of stabs at Christianity, yes, but this is because as a young man he witnessed the hypocrisy and scare tactics that the Catholic church implies on its followers (no offence to anybody) maybe not a great philosopher but definitely a man with a simple and brilliant view on how to enjoy life and embrace the human body and its desires instead of turning them away and wasting your life with needless abstinence. a life spent running from yourself is a life that has been wasted. lavey simply tells us to worship ourselves and to respect other people's right to worship themselves.
Date published: 2007-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Devilish Read A majestic view of modern Satanism and insight on The Church of Satan, LaVey not only reinforces modern Satanism but concretes it. The only misunderstanding from this book is the 9 Satanic Statements, where interpretation comes to play and not stupidity (also the cardinal sin of LaVeyan Satanism). This also goes for the 11 Satanic Laws. An excellent job well done. Shemhamforash, LaVey.
Date published: 2006-09-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from the basics... The Satanic Bible is just an introduction into the concepts of modern Satanism. It is Anton Lavey's interpretion of the religion; a complation of many ideas. He presents some interesting theories for the novice, but it may seem pointless if you don't already have an incling towards these beliefs.
Date published: 2006-01-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, bad, and ugly The Satanic Bible is at the same time funny, offensive, stupid, and (believe it or not) occasionally enlightening. Even open-minded Christians will probably be disgusted by the presentation of the book, complete with endorsement of all that Christianity considers sinful. Other readers will probably be amused; Lavey was, after all, a memorable and often funny character. The text is meant to be over-the-top: later in his life, Lavey stated that, if he had to write it over again, he would probably use less exclamation marks. The sections dealing with the underlying principles of Satanism are the most likely to win admiration. Any religion that counts stupidity among its cardinal sins ranks high in my books. The laws dealing with common courtesy (when walking in open territory, do not bother anybody; if they bother you, ask them to stop) are also great, but not as great as the next step: if they do not stop, destroy them! Come on people... can't you take a joke? Somebody I know presented the topic as though Satanists are actually going to destroy people who look at them funny. Lavey rolls in his grave. The spells in this book are useless to me and probably to most readers who aren't actually Satanists. The poetical blurbs are derivative and florid. Let's face it: it's not a masterwork of English literature. However, it's worth reading, if only to dispel ridiculous and often dangerous notions that the general public has about Satanism. Yes, dangerous... remember the Satanic Ritual Abuse craze? Remember how there was actually no evidence whatsoever that SRA ever actually occurred? Phsychiatrists are more dangerous than Satanism. I think the greatest asset of the Satanic Bible is that it does not take itself overly seriously. Maybe readers should do the same before reacting in anger.
Date published: 2005-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Christians Beware! You may believe something new! An eye opener! We are not of a religion that kills babies or such as the like. We worship Satan and in doing so worship ourselves! If you are tired of your catholic conscience, but need to have a religion, then Satanism may just be the way to go. This book has everything you need to know about being a Satanist. Maybe it's time you started having fun...
Date published: 2005-07-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad I've read that book and it wasn't any news for me...I think it's weak for its contents...all about 'how christianity sucks' ...everyone who has open eyes knows about the faults of christianity..but to write a book just about that and make it a Bible for's kind of weak...well people need the basics of satanism..but I prefer occult...
Date published: 2005-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It I enjoyed reading it. What else is there to say?
Date published: 2004-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 666 PERCENT EXCELLENT It was an extraordenary look at a new way to worship satan. From the Book of Satan to the Ecronation keys. If you want to change religons this is the one for you as it was for me. May Anton R.I.P
Date published: 2004-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Open Your Eyes Will open your eyes! Is not an Evil book at all but religion and philosophy at its highest point. Makes so much sense it's all most frighting!
Date published: 2003-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from VERY EXCELLENT!! After reading the Satanic Bible i was enlightened, all of it makes sense. It goes against the Church in limiting man to what makes him and her human, satanism doesn't!!
Date published: 2003-05-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome... You fear what you don't understand. Begin to understand satanism with this book which expells all the hypocrisies of Christianity.
Date published: 2002-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST BOOK EVER! The Satanic Bible has to be one of the best books I have ever read in a long time! A friend of mine gave it to me as a X-Mas gift (seeing how I am a goth). In a way I was shocked that she had given it to me, but then I thought how interesting it would be to read the opposite of what I was forced to read when I was little...I became ever more interested! Well to make a long story short...if you wanna read PURE TRUTH plus a tiny little bit of fantasy pick it up and you'll be amazed!! The Satanic Bible I find is more thrilling than the old so-called Holy Bible -BORING!
Date published: 2002-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read This is a rather interesting look at life, it seems to be very close to what everyone would like in a religion. Just because they call it Satanism doesn't mean that they sacrifice animals and drink their blood. Give it a read, it is definitely worth your time.
Date published: 2002-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Real Bible This is the best book you'll ever read. Don't be scared to read it... after all, God forgives everyone, doesn't he?!? Read this book and you'll see that Satanists aren't evil, they just want the best for their human life. Excellent Book. 5/5
Date published: 2001-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Satanic Bible One of LaVeY's best works, a bible for the new age. This book displays the truness of satanism, it kills all of the stereotypes. It shows an indepth look of satanism and other religions surrounding it, it shows the true meaning of it, written from the Black Pope himself.
Date published: 2001-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sensational Ignore all your peers. Read this book for your self and make your own judgement. I just found out most of my beliefs are aligned with book. so I just do not deny my true sinful self. Lavey was a genius, the book is loaded with truth even howard stern would stop at. Read it.
Date published: 2000-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Satanic Bible This is actually a very interesting book, and not at all what you might expect. This is a good introduction to the philosophies of LaVey, which actually bear little resemblence to the traditional idea of a satanist. For an open-minded person, this is quite an eye-opening book to read, and presents many philosophies that contribute to a more positive lifestyle, one that is true to the self. A good read for serious metaphysical students, philosophers, or just curious people.
Date published: 2000-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Satanic Bible When I first heard about a book called "The Satanic Bible", I thought to myself, what an interesting book. So one day, I rode my bike to my nearest Chapters, and I bought the book, and let me say, it just blew me away. This book talks about everything about life, and about our planet, the Earth. And yes, it does talk about Satan, His evil Angels, and stuff like that. This book is NOT evil, it can be, if you want it to, you don't even have to believe everything it says, like I said before, if you want to. For me, it's just perfect. Because I am a Satanist, and I do believe everything it says, and if you must know, yes, this is my brand new Bible, but, like before, you can still believe in God, and still read this book, and I will tell you why: This book goes back to the beginning of time, it talks about the past, present, and the future. BUT, everything in this book is TRUE, that is all I will say. Just buy the book, and read it, YOU won't be disappointed. TRUST ME !!!
Date published: 2000-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A book is a book is a book... Ok folks lets face it, we have all been brought up to belive that we should stay away from bad and evil things. The whole thing that if we read or listen or watch something bad we will go and be bad. Well if you are mentely ill or have problems this may be true but if not why not know what actually goes on in this world? This book is a great read...thats all....if you actually take this book as your 'bible' then thats your thing...if you actually belive any of this then again thats your thing...i personally don't...i do belive in Jesus and accept him as my personal saviour...but I dont think I would have a problem reading this unless I actually was unsure of my faith...even Jesus in the Bible said not to stay away from the evils of society and the sick people but to help them...this book is simply a book...nothing more...if you are looking for a great read with interesting thought and personality then definetly grab this book...its cheap and make a good 'scare your friends' shelf book...:-) enjoy...
Date published: 2000-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Satanic Bible It is probable that anyone who has ever set foot in a church could find at least one thing they disagree with in this book. But ignoring some of the things you've always been taught makes this book a great read.
Date published: 2000-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nullum Malum Religion Heavily influenced by thinkers like Nietzsche and other "poststructuralist" philosophers, with verbiage borrowing from Ragnar Redbeard. Very wise, if you can look beyond the deceptive intensity; here is a man who not only thought, but had passion for thought -- a rare combination. Do not judge a book by its cover -- or by its readers.
Date published: 1999-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Satanic Bible It is excellent. It makes sense.
Date published: 1999-05-10