The Devil s Notebook

The Devil s Notebook Author Anton Szandor LaVey
ISBN-10 9781932595567
Year 2000-04-01
Pages 147
Language en
Publisher Feral House

Wisdom, humor, and dark observations by the founder of the Church of Satan. LaVey ponders such topics as nonconformity, occult faddism, erotic politics, the "Goodguy badge," demoralization and the construction of artificial human companions.

The Devil Notebooks

The Devil Notebooks Author Laurence A. Rickels
ISBN-10 9780816650514
Year 2008
Pages 380
Language en
Publisher U of Minnesota Press

Milton's Paradise Lost. Goethe's Faust. Aaron Spelling's Satan's School for Girls? Laurence A. Rickels scours the canon and pop culture in this all-encompassing study on the Devil. Continuing the work he began in his influential book The Vampire Lectures, Rickels returns with his trademark wit and encyclopedic knowledge to go mano a mano with the Prince of Darkness himself.

The Devil s Party

The Devil s Party Author Per Faxneld
ISBN-10 9780199779246
Year 2012-12-27
Pages 289
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press

Twelve scholars present cutting-edge research from the emerging field of Satanism studies. The topics covered range from early literary Satanists like Blake and Shelley, to the Californian Church of Satan of the 1960s, to the radical developments within the Satanic milieu in recent decades. The book will be an invaluable resource for everyone interested in Satanism as a philosophical or religious position of alterity rather than as an imagined other.

Satan Speaks

Satan Speaks Author Anton LaVey
ISBN-10 9781932595574
Year 2009-05-01
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Feral House

The last book of essays by Church of Satan founder LaVey.

Satanism Today

Satanism Today Author James R. Lewis
ISBN-10 9781576072929
Year 2001
Pages 371
Language en
Publisher ABC-CLIO

A compendium of information on contemporary Satanism covers such topics as Satanic childbearing, the anticult movement, Hell's Angels, Charles Manson, and heavy metal music.

Philosophical Approaches to the Devil

Philosophical Approaches to the Devil Author Benjamin W. McCraw
ISBN-10 9781317392224
Year 2015-10-16
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher Routledge

This collection brings together new papers addressing the philosophical challenges that the concept of a Devil presents, bringing philosophical rigor to treatments of the Devil. Contributors approach the idea of the Devil from a variety of philosophical traditions, methodologies, and styles, providing a comprehensive philosophical overview that contemplates the existence, nature, and purpose of the Devil. While some papers take a classical approach to the Devil, drawing on biblical exegesis, other contributors approach the topic of the Devil from epistemological, metaphysical, phenomenological, and ethical perspectives. This volume will be relevant to researchers and scholars interested in philosophical conceptions of the Devil and related areas, such as philosophers of religion, theologians, and scholars working in philosophical theology and demonology.

Controversial New Religions

Controversial New Religions Author James R. Lewis
ISBN-10 9780199394364
Year 2014-07-16
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press

In terms of public opinion, new religious movements are considered controversial for a variety of reasons. Their social organization often runs counter to popular expectations by experimenting with communal living, alternative leadership roles, unusual economic dispositions, and new political and ethical values. As a result the general public views new religions with a mixture of curiosity, amusement, and anxiety, sustained by lavish media emphasis on oddness and tragedy rather than familiarity and lived experience. This updated and revised second edition of Controversial New Religions offers a scholarly, dispassionate look at those groups that have generated the most attention, including some very well-known classical groups like The Family, Unification Church, Scientology, and Jim Jones's People's Temple; some relative newcomers such as the Kabbalah Centre, the Order of the Solar Temple, Branch Davidians, Heaven's Gate, and the Falun Gong; and some interesting cases like contemporary Satanism, the Raelians, Black nationalism, and various Pagan groups. Each essay combines an overview of the history and beliefs of each organization or movement with original and insightful analysis. By presenting decades of scholarly work on new religious movements written in an accessible form by established scholars as well as younger experts in the field, this book will be an invaluable resource for all those who seek a view of new religions that is deeper than what can be found in sensationalistic media stories.

The Devil s Bible

The Devil s Bible Author Myrmydon Pontifex Maximus
ISBN-10 057803624X
Year 2009-11
Pages 50
Language en

The Infamous 'Devil's Bible' by Myrmydon is finally available in print again in this, the 3rd and finest edition. Containing the same texts as the previous two publishings, this edition also contains never before released essays by P.M. Myrmydon written in 2008 and 2009. This book will make a fine centerpiece to any Devil Worshiper's Satanic Altar. Words to live by......

The Oxford Handbook of Percy Bysshe Shelley

The Oxford Handbook of Percy Bysshe Shelley Author Madeleine Callaghan
ISBN-10 9780199558360
Year 2013
Pages 711
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press

The Oxford Handbook of Percy Bysshe Shelley takes stock of current developments in the study of a major Romantic poet and prose-writer, and seeks to advance Shelley studies beyond the current state of scholarship. It consists of forty-two chapters written by a prestigious internationalcast of established and emerging scholar-critics, and offers the most wide-ranging single-volume body of writings on Shelley. The volume builds on the textual revolution in Shelley studies, which has transformed understanding of the poet, as critics are able to focus on what Shelley actually wrote. This Handbook is divided into five thematic sections: Biography and Relationships; Prose; Poetry; Cultures, Traditions, Influences; and Afterlives. The first section reappraises Shelley's life and relationships, including those with his publishers through whom he sought to reach an audience for the'Ashes and sparks' of his thought, and with women, creative collaborators as well as muse-figures; the second section gives his under-investigated prose works detailed attention, bringing multiple perspectives to bear on his shifting and complex conceptual positions, and demonstrating the range ofhis achievement in prose works from novels to political and poetic treatises; the third section explores Shelley's creativity and gift as a poet, emphasizing his capacity to excel in many different poetic genres; the fourth section looks at Shelley's response to past and contemporary literarycultures, both English and international, and at his immersion in science, music, theatre, the visual arts, and tourism and travel; the fifth section concludes the volume by analysing Shelley's literary and cultural afterlife, from his influence on Victorians and Moderns, to his status as theexemplary poet for Deconstruction. The Oxford Handbook of Percy Bysshe Shelley brings out the relevance to Shelley's own work of his dictum that 'All high poetry is infinite' and shows how he continues to generate original critical responses.

The Devil s Paintbrush

The Devil s Paintbrush Author Jake Arnott
ISBN-10 9781848945050
Year 2010-02-04
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK

Paris, 1903. Major-General Sir Hector Macdonald, one of the greatest heroes of the British Empire, is facing ruin in a shocking homosexual scandal when he meets the notorious occultist, Aleister Crowley. As they set out into the night on a wild journey through the sinful city, the story of Macdonald’s tragedy begins to unfold – with startling revelations both for the General and the aspiring magician. In a tale that ranges from the battlefields of Sudan to the backstreets of Edinburgh, Jake Arnott brings alive a fascinating, forgotten figure of history, and a world trembling on the brink of a brutal new era. Black magic, Baden-Powell and Islamic revolution are just some of the ingredients in this bold and exhilarating novel, which explores imperialism, sexuality and the very nature of belief with an immediacy that resonates into the present.

The Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology

The Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology Author Rosemary Guiley
ISBN-10 9781438131917
Year 2009
Pages 321
Language en
Publisher Infobase Publishing

Explores this dark aspect of folklore and religion and the role that demons play in the modern world. Includes numerous entries documenting beliefs about demons and demonology from ancient history to the present.

The Unfamiliar Shelley

The Unfamiliar Shelley Author Timothy Webb
ISBN-10 0754663906
Year 2009
Pages 369
Language en
Publisher Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

An outstanding group of international Shelley scholars takes full advantage of new editions and the evidence of notebooks, paying particular attention to texts that have been neglected or underestimated. Revaluations of the verse letter, plays, satire, pamphlets, prose essays, political verse, romance, prefaces, translations, art representations, fragments and early writings show how Victorian taste and culture harmed Shelley's reputation. The collection is sure to inspire future reappraisals of Shelley's work.