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The Satanic Witch

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  1,348 ratings  ·  77 reviews
Undiluted Gypsy lore regarding the forbidden knowledge of seduction and manipulation.
Kindle Edition, 314 pages
Published (first published 1970)
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Hannah Eiseman-Renyard
Mar 29, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: avoid-this
Tired Pervy Unenlightened 1960s Cliches

I read this shortly after finishing The Satanic Bible because I was a teenage prat and still wanted to shock the people sat opposite me on public transport. For these purposes this book doesn't work as well as The Satanic Bible. Though it still has the inverted pentacle on the cover, the friendly pink colour lowers the impact.

As for contents: Ha! Holy shit it's terrible. The 'magic' referred to is all about seduction - this whole book is basically an
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Melissa
Oct 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Do you want power?

If you are a woman and answered 'Yes!', then I highly advise you to read this book from cover to cover.

First, allow me a bit of background. I considered myself a feminist, a lover a woman- hell, I'm a lesbian! At 17 I stopped wearing make-up, shunned anything remotely feminine. I began to delve more into feminist theory, the rejection of femininity as women's oppression, and began to focus more on my sisters and the benefit of women as a class.

And do you want to know what I
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Linda
Apr 03, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Taken with a grain of salt (this is Anton LaVey after all, would he want it any other way?) this book does more to empower women than a lot of feminist books out there. ....Hear me out..... Feminist, the first part is feminine. The Satanic Witch not only 'allows' women to be feminine but explains why this aspect is something to be PROUD of and cultivate! Beauty (and every woman has it) is to be celebrated. Society says To appreciate art makes one cultured, hip and smart ; but to appreciate those ...more
Hex
Jun 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I hope that not too many people read this book. Luckily, given the author, the title, and the symbol on its cover, that's probably the case as it is.
This book contains fantastic insights into human nature.
I loved the section on "divination." Lavey tears into astrology, palmistry, psychic readings and all those things, showing them for what they are. Better yet, he tells you tricks on faking it, and fooling people into believing you can read their fortunes.
Don't read it. :-)
Michael
Feb 16, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Satanists, religious historians, witches
Recommended to Michael by: Serendipity
This book is, in my opinion, of far more value as a study of the psychology of one man, than as what it claims to be: his analysis of the psychology of the mass of people. In this book, Anton LaVey, the founder of the Church of Satan, stands naked before the world with all of his flaws and his strengths equally visible. For once, LaVey seems to have taken the chance of telling people what he really thought, largely stripped of the usual misanthropic showmanship and devilish trappings. Of course, ...more
Sarah
Sep 07, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I personally feel that "The Satanic Witch" should be updated, and revised to go along with today's modern times. I'll start this off by making a brief, yet somewhat thorough criticism of all the things I've read in "The Satanic Witch" by Anton LaVey that I think should be looked over, and revised. If you hate me for this, than oh fucking well. I'm still a witch, and I'm proud of it, that's why I'm doing it! If anyone wants to jump on board with this, I welcome all comments/criticisms. Finally, ...more
Leah
May 09, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2017
whole lot to unpack here: heteronormative, unexpectedly sex positive, anti feminist.. but built upon the premise of manipulating men for one's own purposes. interesting as insight into lavey/survey of laveyen satanusm, but the book in general is self indulgent dreck.
Autumn Christian
May 25, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: magic
I've never been much of a fan of Lavey, as Satanism is too close to Objectivism in multiple ways. I think it's a nice introduction into non-christian based philosophies and moralities, but not the end result. Not to mention the disturbing threads of eugenics that tend to run through his work. Nevertheless, out of curiosity that will probably doom me, I decided to read The Satanic Witch. What I found myself immersed in was a madman's outdated ideas of seduction which included always wearing red ...more
Jesse
Feb 02, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: trash
In high school, I learned how to make voodoo dolls from socks thanks to this book.
Other than that, it's a tired exercise in pop psychology. Dr. Phil with a pentagram and inverted cross.
Also a bunch of supposedly pro-female 'philosophy' (that word is used lightly here) that, in all actuality, sees the sole power of women as consisting of manipulation and sex appeal.
Christy Stewart
You'll learn more from this book then you ever will from watching Tyra Banks about catching and manipulating a guy (or girl). I wont say this book is out dated because you can quickly re-apply the hippie jive stuff into modern day examples, but a few things gave me pause...It took me a good long few seconds to realize what a 'fall' was and I still don't know what the hell 'duck soup' means...
Mary
Aug 19, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: dumb girls who think wearing a used tampon as a necklace will help them control men
I knew a couple girls in high school who had Anton LaVey books and wouldn't let me flip through them. Of course that sparked my curiousity even more. They didn't want me to read it because then I would figure out that they are following the book word for word like they were directions to life. The whole satan thing doesn't even have to do with satan. Boooooring!
Melody Newby
Jun 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've read this book many times. It can be comical and ridiculous at times but i love the message that as a woman you possess a great power. It doesn't matter your body type, there are men out there who will gravel at your feet.

Use your feminine wiles to your advantage and get what you want from men.
Grigori Cross
Jul 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As it pertains to Satanism, this book is an expansion on what is really a rather small section of LaVey's earlier work, "The Satanic Bible." Though that book does go into Lesser (manipulative) Magic, its mention is somewhat brief, and doesn't expand a great deal on the subject, other than what types (sex, sentiment, and wonder) in which this brand of magic manifests itself. I suspect this was partially for brevity's sake, since LaVey seems to want his theories to be fleshed out in action, but I ...more
Stefanie
May 05, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Stefanie by: Daniel Mansury
This book was recommended to me by a sarcastic friend who loved to tweak "bourgeoisie" understanding, so with that perspective flavoring my read of it, I actually enjoyed this thing. Sure, LaVey did occasionally insult my feminist leanings, but I tend to agree with other reviewers in thinking that this book actually was feminist for its time, in its own way. I haven't read any modern "catch a man" equivalent, so I have no idea if some of his recommendations are still out there but many still ...more
Jade
Oct 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone with an open mind
This is book isn't quite what it seems. LaVey was a great observer of people and a lot of that comes into play in this book. It is a look inside the mind of your fellow man. Yes, it guides you on manipulation, but you don't have to use it for that. Personally I love books that give you a look from someone else's view and gives you a bit of understanding. This book definitely does that. It made me look at people a little bit differently. When partnered with How to win Friends and influence ...more
Cassandra
Not bad. It was certainly less over-the-top than the Satanic Bible (which I've admittedly not been able to finish for that reason.) Some of the advice seems sound, though of course it would need to be put to the test. Other advice, however, was rather obvious to me, and the book only briefly touched on the lesbian witch (a few pages.) Also less discussed was how to charm women, though given that LaVey stated early in the book that influencing women wouldn't be a focus and why, that was to be ...more
Victoria
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Best book I’ve read in a long time

Funny and brilliant tips you do not hear from every other self help author. Very entertaining and enlightening. Girls who are serious about being attractive to others on another level should read.
Tom
Sep 09, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Book was kind of retarded. I suppose that if you can get into it, you might like it, but I just couldn't take it.
Jeff
Apr 10, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hey, what can I say,it was a faze I was going through at the time although I dont think they're satanist as much as they're hedonist
Emma Helvete
I am rather disappointed after reading this book. It’s mostly a book on sociology and ideology of egoistic hedonism than anything to do with witchcraft. Readers can pretty much get the whole idea from The Satanic Bible by Anton LaVey, this book to me is just a further reading on institutionalism and social science.

However I can’t deny the fact people can build their social skill and self confidence by reading this book, but it’s has nothing that I’m looking for rather then the miss leading
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Voodoo Mistress
Mental manipulation using my witchy witch abilities and yummy sex appeal sounds like a good time.

The proof is in the pages and what I found was that this book was not for me.

I didn’t agree with what I read and it wasn’t interesting enough for me to finish.

The rad thing about me giving this read a go was that it reaffirmed that I’m a siren who needs to up my game and really Goth It Up ;)

Devil Horns in the air!
James Robert Clark
One of the three canonical books of LaVeyan Satanism the other two being the Satanic Bible & the Satanic Rituals.
This book covers lesser magic and is in my opinion one of the best & only books I'm aware of that does so. Most books are about elaborate rituals or spellcraft this one shows a woman how to manipulate others & bend them to her will utilizing practical concepts of well established lesser magical laws.
Nicole
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
There were some psychological truths in here, but I think Anton LaVey rambled on repeating himself about things that no longer ring true, if they ever did. If you have read The Satanic Bible, or interest in satanism or the psychologically of manipulating people, I'd recommend it. If not, don't waste your time.
Kenna
Jan 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, there is a lot you can take from reading about satanism and witchcraft - the Satanic witch teaches women to be strong, independent, ''take no shit'' women who will never be a push over for men. This book teaches you how to bewitch men, i'm so glad that I managed to get this book, even though I had this book on my 'to read' list two years ago
Sasha
Jan 17, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I hardly equate manipulation of others with witchcraft or the manifestations of magic. As other reviewers have said, this is a disappointingly misogynist guidebook for women who wish to manipulate men through seduction. In 1971. I'm over it.
Amanda Sones
It's basically a how-to guide for women who want to learn how to seduce a man. It's pretty informative, and I would say accurate to a degree, but layered in sexism and exclusion. Take what you read with a grain of salt.
Rebecka Stenberg
This book has aged terribly. A lot of the concepts in this book are uncomfortable and made me feel weird reading it. Not because I don't necessarily disagree with the premise but because this book is just dated so terribly it made me cringe while reading it.
isa
Jul 02, 2017 rated it did not like it
This crap is utter poppycock!
If you ever felt the need to "magically" manipulate men. Just pretend to be someone you aren't and attach a used tampon to your bra.



(Please ignore my crappy English)
Doug Wolf
A vaguely interesting look into the practice, I was looking for more philosophical fodder after reading the Satanic Bible but got witchcraft instead. Interesting, none the less.
Lucas
Nov 11, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book mostly to shock people who would see me reading it. But as a nonbinary, gay, asexual teenager, the book was a load of bullshit!
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High Priest of the Church of Satan as well as a writer, occultist, musician, and actor.

He was the author of The Satanic Bible and the founder of LaVeyan Satanism, a synthesized system of his understanding of human nature and the insights of philosophers who advocated materialism and individualism, for which he claimed no "supernatural inspiration."

LaVey viewed "Satan" not as a literal deity or
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“NEVER FORGET THAT YOU ARE A WOMAN, AND THE GREATEST POWERS YOU CAN EMPLOY AS A WITCH ARE TOTALLY DEPENDENT UPON YOUR OWN SELF-REALIZATION THAT IN BEING A WOMAN YOU ARE DIFFERENT FROM A MAN AND THAT VERY DIFFERENCE MUST BE EXPLOITED!” 32 likes
“Virtue is its own punishment—“nice girls” lose—and one of the surest signs of potential proficiency in witchcraft is an inability to get along with other women.” 8 likes
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