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Satanic Sources - Book List

This is the list as originally published in Magistra Blanche Barton’s The Church of Satan as approved by Magus Anton Szandor LaVey.

Click on the links to the right to order the book in the style of your choice (hardcover-H, paperback-P, Kindle-K) from Amazon.com for the United States.

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Non-fiction

Carl Jung: Man and His Symbols

Ben Hecht: Guide for the Bedevilled

1001 Afternoons in Chicago and his fictional works 

Fantazius Mallare

and The Kingdom of Evil.

Herbert Spencer: The Study of Sociology

Principles of Sociology

James Yaffe: The American Jews

Robert Eisler: Man Into Wolf

Peter Viereck: Metapolitics: The Roots of the Nazi Mind

Wilhelm Reich: The Function of the Orgasm,

Character Analysis

Michael Foucault: Madness and Civilization

Friedrich Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil

The Anti-Christ

Twilight of the Gods.

Benjamin Walker: The Esoteric Encyclopedia of Man

The Johnson, Smith and Company Catalogue

Paul Fussell: Class

Jan Howard Brunvand: The Vanishing Hitchhiker

Daniel Mannix: History of Torture

Freaks: We Who Are Not As Others

The Hell-fire Club

The Beast

Ambrose Bierce: The Devil’s Dictionary

H. L. Mencken: The American Language

Dr. Robert O. Becker and Gary Selden: The Body Electric

Niccolo Macchiavelli: The Prince

Thomas Malthus: An Essay on the Principle of Population

Elias Canetti: Crowds and Power

Sigmund Freud: The Interpretation of Dreams, etc.

James A. Haught: Holy Horrors

Jerry Mander: Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television

Dr. Robert U. Akeret: Photoanalysis

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Charles Finney: The Circus of Dr. Lao

Nathanael West: A Cool Million 
(read any Horatio Alger book to get the full appreciation of West’s wit)

Robert W. Chambers: The King in Yellow

A. Merritt: Seven Footprints to Satan

Fyodor Dostoevsky: Notes from Underground

Horatio Alger, Jr.
(Any of his books - delicious use of the English language and reinforces ethics of responsibility to the responsible) Ragged Dick

H. G. Wells: The Island of Dr. Moreau

War of the Worlds

Terry Southern: The Magic Christian

Jules Verne: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Bob Randall: The Fan

Jeffrey Frank: The Creep

Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray

Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights

Jack London: The Sea Wolf

William Lindsay Gresham: Nightmare Alley

Monster Midway (non-fiction)

W. Somerset Maugham: Rain

A Writer’s Notebook (autobiographical sketches)

George Bernard Shaw: Man and Superman

Cornell Woolrich: The Bride Wore Black

The Black Curtain

Shirley Jackson: We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Ray Bradbury: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Fred Saberhagen: The Dracula Tape (this novel allows the Count to speak 
for himself, portraying himself as a misunderstood Satanic anti-hero)

Anthology: H. P. Lovecraft's Favorite Weird Tales H. P. Lovecraft: The Complete Collection

Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales of H. P. Lovecraft

Robert E. Howard: The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard

Frank Belknap Long: The Hounds of Tindalos

Clark Ashton Smith: The Return of the Sorcerer

August Derleth: The Cthulhu Mythos

The Watchers Out of Time (with HPL) 

Ira Levin: Rosemary’s Baby 

John Milton: Paradise Lost

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