LUCIFER RISING GAVIN BADDELEY PDF

The author being a Laveyite overall makes this book better I think, but on some levels hurts it because while he really goes out of his way The title is somewhat deceptive because while the "Satanic" influence in music is the bulk of this book, its more like Satanism in pop culture and the author trying to set the record straight on what he considers Satanism to be, which is Laveyism. In all fairness although Lavey was a poser and a con artist he did write some stuff that is dead on about human nature and Christianity. He also had a sense of humor. I remember that Geraldo special being a real hoot. Lavey must have thought that was hilarious. There are also lots of interviews with many "Satanists" and bands that have been deemed "Satanic", some of them were really unintentionally hilarious too.

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The author being a Laveyite overall makes this book better I think, but on some levels hurts it because while he really goes out of his way The title is somewhat deceptive because while the "Satanic" influence in music is the bulk of this book, its more like Satanism in pop culture and the author trying to set the record straight on what he considers Satanism to be, which is Laveyism.

In all fairness although Lavey was a poser and a con artist he did write some stuff that is dead on about human nature and Christianity. He also had a sense of humor. I remember that Geraldo special being a real hoot. Lavey must have thought that was hilarious. There are also lots of interviews with many "Satanists" and bands that have been deemed "Satanic", some of them were really unintentionally hilarious too.

I think the funniest was there was a guy from a black metal band who when asked what he hates he said the Red Cross because they help people. Ha ha! Overall i thought this was a fun book to read. If you can stomach chapter one which seems mostly devoted to railing an assault on Christianity - a tactic I found not only personally offensive but also even more ironic than Although the back cover boasts with glaring irony that Baddeley is a superbly "unopinionated, thorough, and willing to address and evaluate If you can stomach chapter one which seems mostly devoted to railing an assault on Christianity - a tactic I found not only personally offensive but also even more ironic than the point above - the information becomes genuinely interesting.

Satanists on the other hand will go so far as to claim that even church hymns are "satanic" in that most of their composers were caught up in the enlightenment - in that "Satanism" is NOT a direct worship of any sort of metaphysical or supernatural entity or deity at all Either way - an interesting, if not infused with many grains of salt, read.

Apr 17, Debra Manskey rated it it was ok I found this book quite a pulpy, leaden mess. The early sections are interesting from a historical perspective and the later chapters about metal are okay but not as in depth as I was hoping for. Apart from a pretty ho hum bibliography, the whole book is very poorly indexed and there are no references. Maybe I expect too much, but overall this was a great I found this book quite a pulpy, leaden mess. Maybe I expect too much, but overall this was a great disappointment.

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GAVIN BADDELEY LUCIFER RISING PDF

Some take the pejorative view that it exists merely to offend, but others see in it the desire to create a counter-narrative or opposing philosophy to modern society itself. Gavin Baddeley, a journalist who covers rock and populist metal alongside occult topics, delves into this project with a book that is both flawed and highly informative. Like a high school text, it begins with a history of Satanism and the occult with a focus on biographical fact and salacious detail more than philosophy. This gives us a vague view of Satanism that keeps the mystery alive, and nudges us toward the LaVeyian view. But we did have an innate interest in the dark side of life. It was a protest, revolt thing — we knew it would upset people one way or another. If you look at it today, it all seems so very innocent.

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