on 18 February 2000
This was a superb book. I found it well structured and written. It featured interviews with all kinds of people,i.e. Kenneth Anger, Blanche Barton, Christos Beest, Glenn Danzig, Michael Moynihan, Boyd Rice, Kerry Bolton and many others. It looks at Satanism through the ages and in the 20th century; how it has become immersed into popular culture, via films, music and so forth. Anyone who is interested in Satanism or is curious to know what Satanism is all about, then it is highly recommended that you pick up a copy.
on 10 January 2004
"Irreverend" Gavin Baddeley is one of my favourite occult writers, and this is his best work to date. This book is infinitely re-readable - it is interesting, accurate, exremely comprehensive and witty. This is a no-holds-barred history of Satanism, with opinions given from all sides. A must-read for all who share an interest in the Devil and his followers!
on 21 February 2001
Baddeley has written an excellant, accessible history of Satanism that's refreshingly free of hysterical media stories and 'white lighter' garbage. Incisive, witty and honest it includes interviews with Anton Levay himself and 'modern' Satanists such as Glen Benton. Xtians will hate it's sane appraisal of Satanism, but the more open minded will find it interesting and well written.
on 13 June 2011
This is a very good book and well researched. Its a Satanic reference book giving the reader an outline of the basic rituals and notible people within the growing movement. The publisher is well known too and has an extensive range of other similiar books on the subject. Yes the book is a little dark, but dont be put off, buy it you wont be dissapointed! Not to be missed!
on 25 October 2002
well written, it covers the facts verses the publicity, the history, the evolution, the image, the scare mongering & media sensations, it's a serious in depth study asking very searching questions of the people interviewed, it's funny without becoming a comedy.
on 7 March 2001
An amusing and informative trip through the history of Satanism and Satanic culture. From ancient gods to modern heavy metal gods via nazism and the 60s occult explosion, this is a difficult book to put down. Includes interviews with such luminaries as Anton Lavey, Kenneth Anger, Boyd Rice and Glenn Danzig.
on 11 July 2002
This ia an excellent book on satanism.Wether you are curious or a satanist-to-be, this book has all you need to know e.g it's history,the different groups,their worship and beliefs.It is based on facts and doesn't try to scare or influence anyone.