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Aug 21, 2016 Michael rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Satanists, Setians, Folklorists
Recommended to Michael by: Walter Gallo
Before the founding of the Church of Satan (1966), most writings on Satanism were sensational and accusatory, not made with any interest in understanding the phenomenon, but with the intention of titillating an audience while condemning a shadowy scapegoat. This book, while it draws heavily on such sources, is an exception to that trend, which is why Anton S. LaVey drew heavily from it in writing the Satanic Rituals. Rhodes attempted a scholarly study of the phenomenon of devil-worship, and this ...more