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Embracing the Darkness: Understanding Dark Subcultures

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Author Corvis Nocturnum brings you an unprecedented collection of Satanists, vampires, modern primitives, dark pagans, and gothic artists, all speaking to you in their own words. These are people who have taken something most others find frightening or destructive, and woven it into amazing acts of creativity and spiritual vision. Corvis himself is a dark artist and vision ...more
Paperback, 242 pages
Published May 5th 2005 by Eric Vernor (first published May 2005)
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Melissa
Apr 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a wonderful, insightful look at dark cultures and subcultures. It was fascinating to learn so much about each group and their ideals and beliefs. I found the dark spirituality the most interesting because honestly I never knew how much more there was to Paganism. Also included are Satanist, vampires, Goth, and those who are into fetish.
Venus Satanas
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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This book really spoke to my heart! Embracing the Darkness was an enjoyable read. I could relate to so much of what was spoken of in this book. From the goth subcultures, to witchcraft and Satanism. It was nice to hear personal stories from the people that were interviewed. The book illustrations are gorgeous as well.

Embracing the Darkness is the kind of book that lets you get a peek into the world of subcultures that are often misunderstood. You can read my full review of this excellent book a
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Steve Cran
Nov 01, 2013 rated it really liked it


Just got through reading “Embracing the Darkness” by Corvis Nocuturnum. Got it as a digital loan from Amazon. Suffice to say this is one book I will heartily recommend with no reservations although there is some room for improvement. The book serves as a guide and explanation of the various dark cultures and it explains them in good depth by use of historical explanation and interviews. The book is a real eye opener for white lighters or someone totally unfamiliar with the various scenes.ie Wicc
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Darren Hinde
Corvis Nocturnum is a prolific author, whose work tends towards topics such as the occult, gothic/horror fiction and alternative subcultures. He is also a Reverend of the Church of Satan. In this book, Nocturnum discusses five specific ‘dark’ subcultures: Goth subculture, Neo-Paganism, Vampirism, Satanism, and BDSM. There is also a chapter on the styles of music associated with these subcultures, and a concluding piece advertising alternative community outreach organizations.

The most immediately
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Fiona Tate
Nov 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Although I enjoyed this book, I don't really have anything of its type to compare it to. I did find it a little preachy, as it was obvious what the author's views were. Yes, I know I'm arguing with myself. I guess I enjoyed the insight into other sub-cultures, particularly Vampires but during some of it, I felt I was being instructed on why I should become involved in Satanism. Which is an even more interesting topic in itself
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