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The Apocrypha by John A. De Vito

To: alt.magick.tyagi,talk.religion.misc,alt.satanism,alt.pagan.magick,alt.occult.methods,alt.pagan.magick
From: (SOD of the CoE)
Subject: The Apocrypha by John A. De Vito
Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2003 04:52:09 GMT

50030305 VII (Gothic Jon):
> My highest recommendation goes to The Apocrypha by John A. De Vito. 

(potentially quite interesting) fiction, not practical occultism.

>The novel is a telling of the more common biblical tales and more.  It
>begins by telling us how God, Satan and the angels came to be, how
>they came to this universe, created man, etc.  It goes to the time of
>Christ, the Inquisition and ends with a future prophesy.  The twist? 
>It is the Devil's story.  He is the good guy, and God is portrayed as

>evil.  It is not, however, a satanic novel.

sounds like something for alt.satanism. thanks.

>This book is made from a manuscript the author claims to have found 
>hidden in the basement of his grandfathers/uncles house. He claims 
>that this scripture was written by an ex-priest who had been visited 
>by the devil, and that the devil told him these stories as to the 
>true origins of mankind and how the devil and god came to be enemies. 


>The manner in which this book is written gives me a lot to think 
>about. So if it is all fiction or if it has a basis for truth, the 
>ideas put forward alone are worth having a look.

again, it sounds like an entertainment or an experimental
philosophy more than something to do with practical occultism, 
so I'm redirecting this to followups more relevant to that.

>This is an amazing book. Both the story and philosophy are so real 
>and humanistic. I finished it and am re-reading it with a 
>highlighter. The tale in itself is incredible and a great vehicle for 
>the wisdom it conveys. 

thanks for the mention.

>For a synopsis of the book, look here (may have to past it in your
> If you've read it and want to chat, please contact me or start a
> thread.  I'm dying to discuss it with somebody!

blessed beast!

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