The Satanic Rituals

The Satanic Rituals: Companion to The Satanic Bible
by LaVey, Anton
Reviewed by Majere, Pr.ODF

Category: Satanism

The Satanic Rituals: Companion to The Satanic Bible by Anton LaVey

The Satanic Rituals is the “companion” text to LaVey's “Satanic Bible”, and is an expansion of the material given in the last two sections of the latter. Included in the book are a variety of rituals and ceremonies derived from French, German, Middle-Eastern, Russian, and fictional sources - as well as Satanic baptisms, and including a version of the Black Mass. LaVey gives informative forewords to each ritual, explaining the origins and nature of the rites. Perhaps the only tenuous inclusion in the volume is a rite based on the Cthulhu Mythos of H.P Lovecraft, which may make HPL purists squirm (although LaVey reworked it from it's first “incarnation” in a Derlethian-style Christianized context as penned by Temple Of Set founder, Michael Aquino). Overall, this is worthy of a read.

Publisher Avon
Date 4/1991
ISBN 0380013924 0380013924 9780380013920 590380
Price $7.99