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Essays in Satanism

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Foreword by Church of Satan High Priest Peter H. Gilmore.
Afterword by Church of Satan High Priestess Peggy Nadramia.

"Magister James D. Sass is a sterling example of what it means to have studied! I’m not just referring simply to subjects common to the world of academia, but also the full gamut of alternative subjects related to the human animal and its variations of behavi
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Hardcover, 385 pages
Published 2007 by The Devil's Bookshelf
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Jul 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"His passion for vicarious reading, inspired by the character Wolf Larsen in the film "The Sea Wolf,"..."

"It is hoped that anyone cracking this book will already be familiar with the writings of Dr. LaVey, Blanche Barton, and Peter H. Gilmore."

"If someone bothers you, ask him to stop. If he does not stop, destroy him." - the eleven satanic rules of the earth by Anton lavey

"Priests are a bunch of liars, perverts, and scumbags."

"As Satanists, we don't believe in the existence of God, The Devil, He
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Shaun Phelps
Jul 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cutting and to the point, Sass' essays are a refreshing take. I'm glad I chanced across a copy of this. ...more
Michael Kalb
Sep 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
What is possibly the most important piece of literature in Satanism since Anton LaVey's Satanic Bible*. Some of the essays and social critiques were amassed from his various blogs and of course some of works were made especially for this folume. Before I go on, I must state that if you're into Satanism for "cool points" or other selfish and obnoxious reasons, this book will ruin your day. On the other hand if you're familiar with Doktor LaVey's statement "Satanism demands study, not worship" and ...more
Draconis Blackthorne
Apr 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: satanism, philosophy
In this substantial text which absolutely lives up to its name, one is treated to the multidimensional writings of Magister James Sass, with topics ranging from his experiences and observations on the mean streets, tales from the Satanic Panic, literature recommendations, as well as combat techniques, home security, notable associations, Magic, academia, animals, politics, aesthetics, herd trends, all with an enjoyably steely, cynical, misanthropic sense of black humor.

With a Foreword by High Pr
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Wolf
Dec 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: satanism
This book is not for everyone, it's aimed at people who are Satanists, as codified in the Satanic Bible by Anton Lavey. And I think it's aimed at a specific type of Satanist, the more outdoorsy, rough and tumble type. (Like me!)There's a little bit of everything in this book, from the authors childhood path to Satanism to recommendations for weapons and self defense tactics. If you ever see one for sale, buy it regardless of price, Mr. Sass is not allowing them to print anymore copies and the on ...more
Otto Thoennes
Aug 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
An absolute gem. Out of print, so if you own a copy, covet it. One of the most sophisticated books in the canon of Satanism.
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