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This review is from: Satanic Bible (Mass Market Paperback)
The Satanic Bible is NOT as some people seem to suggest, the perfect book for the occultist. It is a guide to the philosophies of Anton Lavey, founder of the Church of Satan, with some rituals included.
Satanism has been completely misunderstood by most of the world, but these people have obviously never read Lavey's (completely sensible and not at all related to the sacrificing of children) writings on self indulgence and human nature in general.
Arguing that the 'seven deadly sins' have been chosen specifically because they are natural traits in human beings, Lavey presents a devastating attack on organised religion today and in the past. By instilling guilt in people for committing natural acts ("sins")such as lust, the power of religion has grown at the expense of peoples' happiness ("it will be better in the afterlife").
Forget the cod satanism of youth culture, and ritual murder: Anton Lavey's advice on self-empowerment and happiness in freedom is invaluable to anyone with an open mind and the will to think for themselves. Buy this book now.