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Satan Wants You

Satan Wants You

by Arthur Lyons, Louis Lyons
     
 

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In this fascinating exploration of satanism, from sixth-century Persia to the present day, famed crime fiction writer Arthur Lyons describes the currents and directions of a doctrine as old as the monotheism of western man. 16 pages of photos. Advertising in New York Times, Los Angeles Times and other print media.

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In this fascinating exploration of satanism, from sixth-century Persia to the present day, famed crime fiction writer Arthur Lyons describes the currents and directions of a doctrine as old as the monotheism of western man. 16 pages of photos. Advertising in New York Times, Los Angeles Times and other print media.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
So-called satanic cults in the U.S. are investigated in this survey by Lyons (The Second Coming: Satanism in America) who shows that many claims regarding Satanist conspiracies do not hold up to scrutiny. He documents the historical roots of devil worship in ``black Masses,'' sexual orgies and other rites and practices. He views contemporary charges of Satanism against such flamboyant groups as the Church of Satan, founded by self-proclaimed Satanic high priest LaVey, as evolving from media hype and hysteria. A theologian quoted here notes ``very little of what is currently being called Satanism is actually religious phenomena, let alone a religious movement.'' From his study of supposed satanic cults and their widely differing orientations, Lyons demonstrates only that people have emotional and psychological needs that provoke strange behaviors. (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892962174
Publisher:
Hachette Book Group
Publication date:
08/24/2004
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

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