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Satanic Bible

To: alt.satanism
From: black bourbon 
Subject: Re: Satanic Bible
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 1997 13:44:20 -0700

On 19 Dec 1997, Izabela Wysoka wrote:

> Two questions here:
> 1. You might laugh at this (or maybe cry), but I have not read SB yet (I'm
> about to) and before I do... I was just wandering - what's exactly in it?

The Satanic Bible consists of four seperate "books" and an introduction by
Burton Wolfe. The four parts are the Books of Satan, Lucifer, Belial, and
Leviathan. The Book of Satan is actually copied from "Might Is Right" by
Ragnar Redbeard, and is a bunch of statements about ubermensch-living and
despising Christianity. The Book of Lucifer sets forth some basic beliefs
of LaVeyan Satanism, with some insightful (and humorous) points, although
one gets little information about just who or what Satan is, or anything

particularly deep or metaphysical. The Book of Belial sets forth some
basic theories on the LaVeyan theories of magical practice, which are
good, but, yes, very basic. And the Book of Leviathan contains some actual
Satanic rituals, one for blessing, one for lust, and one for destruction
or cursing. These are followed by the Enochian Keys or Calls, which are a
Judeo-Christian occultist text which LaVey has altered by changing all the
references to God into "Satan."
	It's a fun and informative book to read, and especially valuable
for the newbie or the person seeking a basic, non-threatening introduction
to Satanism. It is not, however, the be-all and end-all of Satanic belief
and practice, nor do all Satanists by any means accept it as

> 2. What are the rituals of the Satanic Mass?

A "Black Mass" is a mockery of the Catholic Christian Mass, or, more
broadly, of any ritual considered sacred. One good version of a Black
Mass can be found in LaVey's second book, _The Satanic Rituals_. The Black
Mass is not regularly practiced by most Satanists and is usually regarded
as a cathartic ritual, designed for initiates who feel the need to let go
of previous Christian (or other) indoctrination. 
	I, for example, have never attended church services in my life,
and thus have felt no need to engage in a Black Mass, nor have I ever done
so. Of course, it also can serve simply to make fun, in which case the
Black Mass has more of the aspect of a party than a serious ritual.

> -- 
> Izabela Wysoka


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