Anton LaVey and the Church of Satan
Infernal Wisdom from the Devil's Den

By (author) Carl Abrahamsson

ISBN13: 9781644112410

Imprint: Inner Traditions Bear and Company

Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company

Format: Paperback / softback

Published: 28/04/2022

Availability: Available

Description
An intimate exploration of the life, philosophy, and lasting occult influence of Anton LaVey, the founder of the Church of Satan * Includes never-before-published material from LaVey, including transcripts from his never-released "Hail Satan!" video * Shares in-depth interviews with intimate friends and collaborators, including LaVey's partner Blanche Barton, his son Xerxes LaVey, and current heads of the Church of Satan Peter Gilmore and Peggy Nadramia * Provides inside accounts of the Church of Satan and activities at the Black House, personal stories and anecdotes from the very colorful life of the Black Pope, and firsthand explanations of key principles of LaVey's philosophy With his creation of the infamous Church of Satan in 1966 and his bestselling book The Satanic Bible in 1969, Anton Szandor LaVey (1930-1997) became a controversial celebrity who basked in the attention and even made a successful career out of it. But who was Anton LaVey behind the public persona that so easily provoked Christians and others intolerant of his views? One of privileged few who spent time with the "Black Pope" in the last decade of his life, Carl Abrahamsson met Anton LaVey in 1989, sparking an "infernally" empowering friendship. In this book Abrahamsson explores what LaVey was really about, where he came from, and how he shaped the esoteric landscape of the 1960s. The author shares in-depth interviews with the notorious Satanist's intimate friends and collaborators, including LaVey's partner Blanche Barton, his son Xerxes LaVey, current heads of the Church of Satan Peter Gilmore and Peggy Nadramia, occult filmmaker Kenneth Anger, LaVey's personal secretary Margie Bauer, film collector Jack Stevenson, and film historian Jim Morton. Abrahamsson also shares never-before-published material from LaVey himself, including discussions between LaVey and Genesis P-Orridge and transcripts from LaVey's never-released "Hail Satan!" video. Providing inside accounts of the Church of Satan and activities at the Black House, this intimate exploration of Anton LaVey reveals his ongoing role in the history of culture and magic.
FOREWORD "No More Mr. Nice Guy" by Mitch Horowitz PART I Into the Devil's Den 1 Step Right Up! 2 Welcome to the Hotel California! 3 Anton LaVey, Magical Innovator 4 Canon Fodder 5 Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered 6 Maybe We Should Watch a Movie Now? PART II The Interviews 7 Kenneth Anger 8 Blanche Barton 9 Margie Bauer 10 Peter Gilmore 11 Mitch Horowitz 12 Bob Johnson 13 Xerxes LaVey 14 Jim Morton 15 Michael Moynihan 16 Peggy Nadramia 17 Jack Stevenson 18 Ruth Waytz 19 Larry Wessel 20 Interview with Carl Abrahamsson by Vanessa Sinclair APPENDIX I Anton LaVey in His Own Words: Excerpts from "Hail Satan!" APPENDIX II Genesis P-Orridge and Anton LaVey in Conversation APPENDIX III There Is No Such Thing as Bad Publicity Acknowledgments Notes Index
  • Mysticism, magic & ritual
  • Satanism & demonology
  • General (US: Trade)
Height:229
Width:152
Spine:28
Weight:635.00
List Price: £18.99