Review Church of Satan DL12



The Church of Satan


by Blanche Barton


Published by
Hell’s Kitchen Productions Inc., PO Box 370, Times Square Station, New York, NY
10108-0370, USA. $8.95 plus $1.50 shipping and handling in cheque, money order
or bank draught (US funds only). Overseas add $5.00.


Also available
from THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE, 6/8 Burley Lodge Road, Leeds LS6 1QP. Price


There are many
books which have made history, and one of them is the Satanic Bible. Twenty-five years ago, Anton LaVey took the world
by the scruff ot the neck and dragged it out of two thousands years of
Christianity-induced ignorance, misery and fear. Not a task to be accomplished
overnight, nor even in a quarter of a century, but we are near to the fruit of
Satan’s Master Plan.


The Church of Satan by
Blanche Barton gives a fascinating biographical account of Dr LaVey’s life
before and after the founding of the CoS,
and much more. Magick that really works; anyone who has applied the precepts
given in The Satanic Bible and expanded in this volume can assure you that,
unlike all other books on Magick (yes, I said ALL), this really does work.


Amongst much
previously unknown and surprising information, the greatest shock is the
revelation of one of the demons which Dr LaVey unleashed. You may feel like
screaming in fury when you think of the years when it seemed that this demon
was devouring Us rather than Them, but (when you come down off the ceiling) it
is possible to understand that drastic measures were necessary, otherwise
Christianity would have staggered along its moribund path for another few
centuries. No-one else would have dared to do it, no-one else could have so
accurately estimated the steadfastness of Satanists and other Occultists. We
have suffered casualties and the war is not over yet. But the tide has turned.


Unlike other
religions, which produce a multitude of books and not much else, Satanism has
concentrated on the practicalities. Comparitively few books have been published
by the CoS but they are all indispensable and highly entertaining. The Satanic Bible was referred to as
the first psychological self-help book and it will continue to benefit its
readers. The Church of Satan by
Blance Barton is a worthy addition to that small selection which must be read
by every Satanist (and should be read by everyone else, to find out what they
are missing).


For information about the CHURCH OF SATAN, send 4 IRCs
(SSAE within USA) to PO Box 210082, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA.



Taken from the Dark Lily Journal No 12, Society of Dark Lily (London