- Taschenbuch: 272 Seiten
- Verlag: Avon; Auflage: New ed. (1. Dezember 1976)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0380015390
- ISBN-13: 978-0380015399
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 10,6 x 1,7 x 17,1 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 235 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 1.962 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
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One might expect The Satanic Bible at least to offer a few prancing demons or a virgin sacrifice, but if you hopped this train expecting a tour of the house of horrors, you're on the wrong ride. Far from a manual for conquering the realms of earth, air, fire, and water, The Satanic Bible is Anton LaVey's manifesto of a new religion separate from the "traditional" Judeo-Christian definitions of Satanism. While LaVey rails against the deceit of the Christian church and white magicians, he busily weaves his own deceptions.
The Satanic Bible claims the heritage of a horde of evil deities--Bile', Dagon, Moloch, and Yao Tzin to name a few--but these ancient gods have no coherent connection between each other or to Satanism, except that all have been categorized by Christianity as "evil." Calling on these ancient names like a magician shouting, "Abracadabra," LaVey attempts to shatter the classical depiction of Satanism as a cult of black mass and child sacrifice. As the smoke clears, he leads us through a surprisingly logical argument in favor of a life focused on self-indulgence. The Satanic Bible is less bible and more philosophy (with a few rituals thrown in to keep us entertained), but this philosophy is the backbone of a religion that, until LaVey entered the scene, was merely a myth of the Christian church. It took LaVey, and The Satanic Bible, to turn this myth into a legitimate public religion. --Brian Patterson
A founder of the Church of Satan explains its philosophies of indulgence and freedom, and discusses Satanic rituals.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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Having said that, I might note that, when it comes to logic, LeVay is not as faultless as he is often creditted with. He is only slightly more logical than good Christian, Pagan, and Eastern theologian. Often, there are (il)logical jumps, inconsistancies, rhetorical word-games, and babbling circumlocution. Also, he makes some techinical errors is the trivial he uses to eximplify his view: e.g., the English "Devil" is derived from the French "Diable," which comes from the Latin "Diablus," and ultimately the Greek "Diabolos," and is not related to the Hindi "devi" as LeVay states. On factual maters, I would guess LeVay to be 60-70% correct. All this is still at least as good (probably better) than most religious works, however.
LeVay's biggest short comings are in (1) justifying a Satanic religion, and (2) characterize human nature to narrowly and inflexibly. On the first mater, LeVay does try to answer the question of why he proposses a Satanic religion rather than just practical materialism, but his justification is basically a lot of babblement and he talks around himself. (As an atheist, I see no reason for having religion, and LeVay's answer was hardly satifying, let alone convincing.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
I, as many others, feel that there are some flaws to this philosophy, but it does have a strong immediate effect upon many people. Also, like others, the first time I read it I thought to myself, "I agree with a lot of these statements..."
To be a Satanist under the Church of Satan I do not think it is necessary to subscribe to all the statements put forth by LaVey, because it is an philosophy for *individuals*.
The first time I read this book it opened my mind even more to all types of religion/philosophy. I recommend this as good reading for *any* person questioning their own beliefs, or the beliefs of others...
The only main problem, I think, is the influence it has on pop culture Satanists--namely, those who listen to what they consider "evil" music. *Many* people seeking purpose, and therefore, rebellious "evil" in their young lives will try to attach theirselves to Satanism...
Church of Satan's form of Satanism is an *individual* philosophy for *strong-minded* *self-thinking* individuals, *not* those who wish to appear sinister or follow the others--such people are only following the herd mentality which is in complete opposition to Satanic beliefs!
In fact, much of what the Manson crew, and historically, most people claiming allegiance with Satan, do, is quite misleading from what the Church Of Satan believes in.
If you are one of these people, go ahead and buy the book if thou wilt, but realize no matter how much you try you will not become Satanic by the nature of your appearance, but only by your behavior and achievements.
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really interesting. it seems like satanism could almost be a form of atheism. as a person whose first language is german, the book is quite difficult to understand on some pages. Lesen Sie weiter...Vor 6 Monaten von victoria tappe veröffentlicht
Explains perfectly, why we should not believe in any external gods, but in ourselves! I can recommend this book to everyone, who wants to make the best out of his life and at the... Lesen Sie weiter...Vor 12 Monaten von Seba Anon veröffentlicht
A perfect copy of the new age philosophy. Arrived fast, undamaged, no complaints, Im Very pleased. Thank you Very much!Vor 21 Monaten von Amazon customer veröffentlicht
I feel this book would have had far more negative reviews by now if so many potential reviewers hadn't been worried that angry Satanists would put a hex on them. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 23. Mai 2013 von Michael
dieses Werk, zuvor schon als Hörbuch bekannt, hat mir geholfen, meine chronische psychische Erkrankung besser zu bewältigen. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 16. Juni 2011 von Djurunga
Anton LaVey (1930-1997) ist der Begründer der Weltanschauung, die gemeinhin mit dem Begriff Satanismus bezeichnet wird. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 16. Mai 2009 von Michael Dienstbier
LaVey schafft es in der ersten Hälte des Buches den Satanismus von einer vorurteilsfreien und phasenweise angenehm nachvollziehbaren Seite zu zeigen, ohne die Thematik zu... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 6. April 2009 von A. Blum
The first 100 pages show that LaVey was a very good observer of human needs and desires. He wasn't afraid to publish his observations, which surely was revolutionary at his... Lesen Sie weiter...Am 28. August 2004 veröffentlicht
I liked the book because it's "logical", but it's not open minded enough for me. Worth reading yes! Lesen Sie weiter...Am 1. August 2000 veröffentlicht