Satanism Today (Google eBook)

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ABC-CLIO, Jan 1, 2001 - History - 371 pages
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This nonsensationalist encyclopedia examines contemporary images of the devil and sorts out the many different forms these images take. Although much of the myths relating to Satan derive directly or indirectly from the Christian tradition, the key sources of diabolical images today are horror movies, heavy metal music, and conservative Christian literature.

This encyclopedia gives a brief overview depicting the history and transformation of the meaning of the Prince of Darkness, and 300 entries cover subjects like the angel of death, backward masking (messages revealed when songs are played backward), neopagan witchcraft, UFOs, and The Satanic Bible. Extensive appendixes include the l992 FBI study of satanic ritual abuse, the most influential document ever written on the subject, as well as sample satanic scriptures and a satanic wedding ceremony. "Satanism Today" also includes a chronology, bibliographies, and references.
  

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A really nice and informative encyclopedia around the subject. What I really liked about it is that it tried to remain as neutral and matter-of-fact as it can be. From A to Z this book goes over a verity of topics often linked to Satanism one way or another. Read full review

Satanism today: an encyclopedia of religion, folklore, and popular culture

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The author or editor of numerous reference works on popular and fringe religions (e.g., The Encyclopedia of Cults, Sects, and New Religions) as well as UFOs, Theosophy, dreams, and witchcraft ... Read full review

Contents

Abaddon
1
Abraxas
2
Ahriman
4
Angel Heart
6
Angel of Death
7
Apparition
9
Appolion
11
Aquinas Thomas
12
Left Behind
148
Leviathan
149
Lilith
151
Lisa and the Devil aka The House of Exorcism
152
Love Lust Spells
153
Luciferian Children of Satan Bambini di Satana Luciferiani
154
Lucifers Den
155
Magic and Magical Groups
157

Aquino Michael A
14
Archon
15
Ascendancy
16
Astaroth
17
Azazel
18
Backward Masking
19
Baphomet Sigil of Baphomet
20
Bardo Thödol The Tibetan Book of the Dead
21
Baudelaire Charles
23
Beast of the Yellow Night
24
Beliar
25
Belphegor
26
The Black Hole
27
Black Roses
29
Bless the Child
30
Book of Jubilees
31
The Brotherhood of Satan
33
Builders of the Adytum
35
Candles
37
Cathars
38
Cerberus
42
Charleroi Case
44
China
48
Church of Satan
50
Church of Satanic Liberation
52
The Craft
54
Curse of the Demon
56
Damn Yankees
61
Dantes Inferno
62
The Ascent
63
Demiurge
64
Descent into the Underworld
68
The Devil and Max Devlin
69
The Devils Bride
70
Diabolus in Musica
72
Dogma
73
Dungeons and Dragons
74
Egypt
77
End of Days
80
Enochian Magic
81
Ereshkigal
82
Evocation and Invocation
84
The Exorcist
85
Expressions
86
Fallen Angels
87
Familiars
88
Fear No Evil
89
Fire Hellfire
90
First Church of Satan
91
Fraternitas Rosae Crucis
92
Fraternity of Light
93
Fraternity Society of the Inner Light
94
The Gate and Gate 2
95
The Gnostic Order and Temple of Satanas
96
Goblins
97
Goth Subculture
98
Grimoire
99
Grisgris
100
Hades
101
Halloween
103
Harrowing of Hell
104
Heavy Metal Music
105
Hell and Heaven
108
Hellhole
110
Hellraiser
111
Highway to Hell
113
Humor
118
Iblis Eblis
121
Incubi and Succubi
122
IndoEuropeans
124
The Infernal Chapel
125
Invitation to Hell
128
Jacob
131
Jinn
132
Judaism and Hebrew Scriptures
135
Judgment of the Dead
139
Kerk van Satan
141
Last Judgment
143
LaVey Anton Szandor
144
Laws and Ritual Abuse
147
Malik
159
Manson Charles
160
Mara
162
Mastema
164
Mather Cotton
167
Mathers Samuel Liddell
169
McMartin Ritual Abuse Case
170
Mephistopheles
173
Milton John
175
Mind Control Satanic
176
Moloch
178
Monastery of the Seven Rays
179
Mr Bubbles Case
180
NearDeath Experiences
183
Neopagan Witchcraft
184
Nephilim
187
Netherworld
188
Nightmares
190
Nimrod
192
The Ninth Covenant
193
The Ninth Gate
194
Omen 2 and The Final Conflict
195
Order of Nine Angles
196
Order of the Black Ram
197
Ordo Templi Orientis
198
Ordo Templi Satanas
200
Oxford Golden Dawn Occult Society
201
Pact with the Devil
203
Palo
205
Pembroke Ritual Abuse Case
206
Peretti Frank E
207
Peter Ellis Case
209
The Process
215
Procter and Gamble
216
Prometheus Society
218
The Pyx aka The Hooker Cult Murders
220
Rabid Grannies
221
Rand Ayn
223
Rivera Geraldo
224
Robin Hood Hills Murders
226
Rochdale Ritual Abuse Case
228
Rosemarys Baby
229
Runes
230
Sabbat
231
Sacrifice
233
Salem Witchcraft
235
Salt
237
Sammael
238
Satan
239
The Satanic Rites of Dracula
240
Satans Cheerleaders
245
Season of the Witch
246
Semyaza
247
The Shawnee
249
Shemhazai and Azazel
251
Sheol
252
The Movie
253
Tales from the Hood
255
The Temple of Lylyth
256
Thee Satanic Church
258
Thee Satanic Orthodox Church of Nethilum Rite
259
Trick or Treat
261
UFOs and Demons
263
Underworld
266
The United Kingdom Ritual Abuse in
267
Virgil
271
Vodoun also Voodoo Vodun
273
Walpurgisnacht
277
The Armageddon and Warlock 3 The End of Innocence
278
Wheatley Dennis
279
Wicca Letters
280
Witchboard
281
Zoroastrianism
283
CHRONOLOGY
285
Sample Documents
291
1992 FBI Study of Satanic Ritual Abuse
299
Satanist Survey
325
Resources
337
About the Author
371
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Lewis teaches religious studies at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point.

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