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Knoll on Decadent Satanists

Subject: Knoll on Decadent Satanists

	[Stefan George (1868-1933)] formed an artistic mystery
	cult complete with recitals of prophetic poetry,
	ceremonial talismans and gowns, the wearing of
	bishops' miters, etc. This sort of formal costume
	ceremonialism had long be associated with various
	occult circles in Europe and underwent a revival
	with the decadent "satanist" movement in France
	and later in England in the 1880s among the culturally
	elite members (including W. B. Yeats) of the Hermetic
	Order of the Golden Dawn. The group of young men
	([Alfred Schuler (1865-1923)] was thirty-two, the
	rest in their twenties) met to read and discuss
	mythology, cultural history, and literature. Among
	their favorite authors were three of Jung's most
	powerful influences: Nietzsche, Carus, and Bachofen.
	_The Jung Cult_, Richard Noll, Free Press 
	 Paperbacks; 1997; p. 167.

	On French decadent "satanism," see James Laver,
	_The First Decadent: The Strange Life of J. K.
	Huysmans_ (New York: Citadel Press, 1955), pp.
	110-55. Huysmans's famous novel, _La-Bas_ (1891),
	with its graphic descriptions of the satanic
	black mass [there are other types? nagasiva],
	reflected the practices among some of the decadents
	in the French occult underground. On the Golden
	Dawn and its practices, see Ellic Howe, _The
	Magicians of the Golden Dawn: A Documentary of a
	Magical Order, 1887-1923_ (London: Routledge and
	Kegan Paul, 1972).
	Ibid., p. 356.

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