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Field Guide to Satanism: Real Religious Satanists, Criminal Satanists, and Celebrity Satanists

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INTRODUCTION

RANKED BY NOTABILITY,
MEDIA PRESENCE, AND SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT

(See the Ranking Standard below).

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Satanians, or Satanists, as we are more commonly called in the field, have a particular relationship to the being, aggregate, principle, concept, or symbol known as 'Satan' which is positive in its character. Whether we established this through societal or personal developments, those who engage a Satanism embrace a sincere Satanic relationship, no matter its duration.

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In fact, duration and timing of engagement is, in many ways, a correlate to how a person's Satanism develops: since it is contextually-driven, within a Christian culture, teens struggling to get out of their parents' indoctrination are probably the most visible and common as part of the phenomena, and yet once they've succeeded in such an escape, their interest in Satanity may easily wane and disappear. After such a time or departure, with duration Satanians maintain their interest and their level of its embrace will become far more evident as time wears on and their Satanism ripens.

For this reason, the factors involved in any particular Satanist's maturation that serve to establish the character of their path are several, and not always visible unless they are particularly divulgent as to their personal life: their Date of Birth, Satanism Type, Date of Proclamation or Initiation, Affiliations, and Religious Background may all have a bearing.

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Primary principles common to Satanians include the value of indulgence, egotism, self-determination, and individualism in general. Strong personality features are not uncommon, and those who establish groups or operate on their own as part of a public outreach are often strong personalities with a flair for the dramatic. Some may be manipulative or reactionary in a way that explains their choices within a Christian context and how they are attempting to deal with impinging moral intrusions.

The history of Satanity as a religious movement of any size starts with the Church of Satan in the late 1960s, though Christian folklore and rumor-panics, witch-hunts, and the like have repeatedly fomented affiliation to the counter- cultural impetus through the course of centuries (what we call 'de facto Satanists' exhibited the character of Satanity prior to it becoming a social and religious movement).


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As a recriminating moral assessment of someone's affairs (that they were 'evil', 'in league with the Devil', 'had a pact with Satan', etc.), this folklore featuring subversive 'satanist' members was both a ward scaring off penitent religious and a focal interest to those struggling with them. Its most extreme features, however, alarming and aggressive in character (particularly involving infanticide, human sacrifice, cannibalism, and many other horrors) only rarely became more than tales being told to frighten and condemn. At points, societal fear intensified and led to the proverbial 'witch hunt', where evidence of the crimes of heretics was sought via heinous means such as torture for the purpose of identifying the subversive element and purging them from society in the most efficient manner allowable by the law at the time. Two memorable instances of such phenomena were what is called 'the European Witch Craze' (1480-1700) and, more recently, the 'Satanic Panic' - (1980s-1990s).

With the development of overt Satanian religion in the mid- to late-twentieth century, self-identification with Satanity became an option with meaning as part of a struggle with the greater Christian culture of the Americas and their European predecessors. This expanded as its establishment was sustained through the period of the Satanic Panic in rough proportion to those elements unsatisfied with the religion of their upbringing or enculturation.



The individuals listed here are known publically as Satanists, were so at one time in their lives, or have a strong affiliation so as to merit 'honourable mention'. They range from serial killers (such as Richard Ramirez) or murderers (such as Susan Atkins, Sean Sellers, or Manuela Ruda), to media-twisting cultists (like Boyd Rice), and those who established well-known groups (such as Anton LaVey, Michael Aquino, or Isaac Bonewits), to celebrities (e.g. honourable mentions as friends of Satanists in the cases of both Marilyn Manson and Sammy Davis, Jr.).



FIELD GUIDE TO SATANISM: ENTRIES

REAL RELIGIOUS SATANISTS

Here begins the list of Satanists known at large by their legal names, or whose actions clearly enable such an identification, along with their wrathful and beneficent photos when available. Details are provided as to their visibility and quotes about their Satanism are included and continued as an appendage where it becomes extensive.


ANTON LAVEY

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  • b04-11-30 Howard Stanton Levey - d10-29-97; aka Anton Szandor LaVey

Type of Satanism: ecclesiastic (co-founder Church of Satan).

QUOTES ABOUT ANTON LAVEY'S SATANISM
"I took up Satanism not out of desperation but logical dismay that there were so many short-sighted people around me. I thought, acted, and thereupon found myself removed. And lo and behold, I was a Satanist. A prideful outcast. If the "just," the "good," the "righteous" were exemplified by the cowering ones, I wanted no part of them.

"My brand of Satanism is the ultimate conscious alternative to herd mentality and institutionalized thought. It is a studied and contrived set of principles and exercises designed to liberate individuals from a contagion of mindlessness that destroys innovation. I have termed my thought "Satanism" because it is most stimulating under that name."

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RANKING #1: 354 POINTS
ANTON LAVEY: 354 POINTS
I. NOTABILITY
-- Wikipedia Page: 100
-- Academic Mention: 20
-- Biography: 20
Devil's Avenger, by Wolfe
Secret Life of a Satanist, by Barton
-- Searchability: 69
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 20
-- Publishing: 20 (Satanic Bible, Music)
IMDB
-- Facebook Page: 5
Facebook (1)
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 100 (Visible originator of Satanism)


BOYD RICE

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Type of Satanism: ecclesiastic (former Church of Satan member).

RANKING: #2: 287 POINTS
BOYD RICE: 287
I. NOTABILITY
-- Wikipedia Page: 100
-- Academic Mention: 20
-- Biography: 10
-- Searchability: 72
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 20
-- Publishing: 15 (Standing in Two Circles: Collected Works)
-- Youtube: 5
Video
-- Blog/Wordpress: 5
-- Facebook Page: 5
Facebook
-- Personal Website: 5
Personal Website
MySpace
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 20
-- Ecclesiastic Authority: 5
-- Social Network: 5


MARC ALMOND

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  • b07-09-57 Peter Marc Sinclair Almond

Type of Satanism: ecclesiastic (Church of Satan member).

QUOTES ABOUT MARC ALMOND'S SATANISM
"In an old junk shop I had picked up a battered copy of Anton LaVey's Satanic Bible. I read it with a thrill as I recognized and acknowledged many truths about myself. Anton LaVey was, until his recent death, the founder and leader of the Church of Satan. To some he is a dangerous idealist, the enemy of Christianity; to some he is no more than a carnival showman: to others he is an artist and philosopher with a set of ideas and theories about the Satanic nature of man. It was the latter view that I subscribed to. The belief that man's real nature is dark and melancholic, inherently romantic, was what I found and acknowledged in the text. I know it's a dangerous thing to say, even today, and leaves yourself open to be misconstrued. The tabloids still brandish the word 'Satanic' around, often whipping themselves into a frenzy of ignorance and hysteria, applying it to the words 'worship', 'murder' or 'abuse'. This is of course hyperbole and nonsense. Do we ever see these words preceded by the word 'Christian', even though many of the atrocities of our society are perpetrated by those who call themselves followers of Christ? Of course I am not so naive as to assume that so-called 'Satanic' ritual is not being undertaken in some remote place or other -- but why call it 'Satanic'? Abuse, torture and murder need no prefix: they are simply terrible crimes. Calling them 'Satanic' may help to sell newspapers or enhance viewing figures, but ultimately this serves to disguise the need to examine real issues.

"The works of Anton LaVey are not concerned with these things. I read them with the macabre interest young people have in such subjects, as part of my growing interest in all religions, and in mysticism....

"The reality, of course, was that much of my plundering of this imagery {as of the glamour and car crash of Jayne Mansfield} was no more than a juvenile attempt to shock and be outrageous - the result of watching Cabaret and Visconti's The Damned too many times. Swastikas, for instance, were always the most misguided and offensive images of punk, dangerously attractive in their immediacy, but should have been consigned to history where they belonged."



"Since Psychic TV had split acrimoniously and Genesis P. Orridge had fled to America to escape the scandal, Jeff and Sleazy had formed a new group called Coil. They had just recorded a couple of albums for Some Bizarre, on which I was a guest vocalist on two tracks. Those albums inspired such people as Trent Reznor of the band Nine Inch Nails, who was to later sign them to his own American label. Another collaborator with Coil was the musician, writer, performance artist and all-round Satanist Boyd Rice. Like all Satanists, terrorists, public enemies and the like, he was one of the nicest people you could wish to meet. Jeff said that Boyd was in town doing some work, and was I interested in meeting him and being initiated into Anton LaVey's Church of Satan? Boyd himself was an ordained minister in the church. (I knew that Anton was a fan of mine and, though I'd never met him, I had an open invitation to call him when in San Francisco.) Not being one to turn down a theatrical moment and a chance to be relegated to the bad book, I immediately said yes. The initiation was to take place in a small grotto in a wood at the home of Rose, the singer with the group Strawberry Switchblade, very near the place where the Hellfire Club used to meet in the last century.

"On the day, I hired a long black limousine for the occasion and went to the appointed place at the prearranged time. Boyd, Jeff, Peter and Rose were waiting for me - Boyd wearing his dog collar, his black beard and piercing eyes suitably Satanic. The others took a short walk into the woods while Boyd said the secret words to me in private. I was thrilled, actually half expecting lightning to strike me down, and every hair on my neck stood on end and sweat broke out on my top lip. Afterwards I was given a badge, and, lo and behold, I was then a member of the Church of Satan. Quite simple, really - no dancing naked, no bonfires, no blood sacrifice. I didn't really feel that different - well, maybe just a little wickeder."

tainted life, by Marc Almond, Pan Books 2000, pp. 59-60, 399-400.


RANKING: #3: 254 POINTS
MARC ALMOND: 254
I. NOTABILITY
Wikipedia Page: 100
-- Academic Mention: 10
-- Searchability: 69
II. MEDIA PRESENCE -- Interviews: 20
-- Publishing: 20 (Tainted Life, End of New York, Music: Soft Cell, other bands, solo)
-- Facebook Page: 5
Facebook (1)
Facebook (2)
Facebook (3)
Facebook (4)
-- Personal Website: 5
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 10
-- Social Network: 10


KENNETH ANGER

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  • b02-03-27 Kenneth Wilbur Anglemyre

Type of Satanism: ecclesiastic (former?, Co-founder of Church of Satan).

QUOTES ABOUT KENNETH ANGER'S SATANISM
{Anger:} "No, I am not a satanist. I am a pagan. Satanism is another thing." But, I say, people look at your dystopian films, with their myriad references to the devil, and assume you are a devil-worshipper. "Well, I can't help what people see in them," he says. Were you playing with ideas or was it your belief system? "Well, I suppose, a belief." In what? "Underneath it all is an appreciation of nature."

Anger interviewed by Simon Hattenstone of the UK's "Guardian", Wednesday 10 March 2010
http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2010/mar/10/kenneth-anger-interview
(accessed 8/2/11)


RANKING: #4: 213 POINTS
KENNETH ANGER: 213
I. NOTABILITY
-- Wikipedia Page: 100
-- Academic Mention: 15
-- Biography: 20
Publisher's Weekly
-- Searchability: 23
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 10
-- Publishing: 15 (Hollywood Babylon, films)
IMDB
-- Facebook Page: 5
Facebook1
Facebook2
Facebook3
-- Personal Website: 5
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 20


ISAAC BONEWITS

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Type of Satanism: unknown (Former Church of Satan member, graduated from Berkeley with a B.A. in Magic and Thaumaturgy, became an anti-Satanist advocate)

QUOTES ABOUT ISAAC BONEWIT'S SATANISM
"I'm a professional occultist and a scholar of minority belief systems. I've read plenty of Satanic/Setian literature and found none of it plausible. I've studied the historical record of how the Roman Catholic Church invented modern Satanism. I've read the work of genuine authorities and found their academic analyses far more convincing than the self-serving clap-trap produced by folks trying to make big bucks out of conning the rubes. ..."

"...Satanists and their ilk tend to be 'fascists, jerks and/or psychopaths' who don't care a fig for anyone's civil liberties except their own...."

-- Isaac Bonewits, from his essay, 'My Satanic Adventure, or I Was a Teenage Satanist", copyright 1975, 2005 c.e.; see the original!

RANKING: #5: 211 POINTS
ISAAC BONEWITS: 211
I. NOTABILITY
-- Wikipedia Page: 100
-- Academic Mention: 10
-- Searchability: 1
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 20
-- Publishing: 20 (Real Magic)
IMDB
-- Blogtalkradio: 5
Host
Special Guest
-- Blog/Wordpress: 5
-- Facebook Page: 5
-- Personal Website: 5
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 20
-- Ecclesiastic Authority: 10
-- Social Network: 10


STEVEN LEYBA

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  • b09-03-66 Steven Johnson Leyba - artist, musician

Type of Satanism: ecclesiastic (Church of Satan member).

RANKING: #6: 198 POINTS
STEVEN LEYBA: 198
I. NOTABILITY
-- Wikipedia Page: 100
-- Academic Mention: 10
-- Biography: 10
-- Searchability: 3
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 20
-- Publishing: 20 (Coyote Satan Amerika, Coloring Book, Music, Paintings+)
-- Youtube Channe: 5
-- Blog/Wordpress: 5
-- Facebook Page: 5
Facebook1
Facebook2
-- Personal Website: 5
MySpace
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 15


COOP

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  • bXX-XX-68 Chris Cooper

Type of Satanism: ecclesiastic (Church of Satan member).

QUOTES ABOUT COOP'S SATANISM
"I see Dr. LaVey's Satanic philosophy as a way to rid yourself of all the negative bullshit and guilt of religion, while keeping the interesting stuff, like using ritual and ceremony as mind-focusing psychodrama. I attended the 6/6/06 Black Mass here in L.A. this year, and it was an incredible experience. I felt charged up with inspiration afterwards, all without having to give credit to some skinny whiner on a cross." -- "666 Questions With COOP", by Tony Pierce (LAist.com)(accessed 7/17/10)
RANKING: #7: 197 POINTS
COOP (CHRIS COOPER): 197
I. NOTABILITY
-- Wikipedia Page: 100
-- Searchability: 22
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 20
-- Publishing: 20 (Devil's Advocate: The Art of Coop)
Art1
Art2
Art3
-- Blog/Wordpress: 5
-- Facebook Page: 5
-- Personal Website: 5
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 20


DIANE LAVEY

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  • b07-10-42, Diane Hegarty

Type of Satanism: ecclesiastic (Co-Founder Church of Satan, High Priestess 1966 to 1984); dynastic (see also daughter Zeena LaVey, and grandson Stanton LaVey).


RANKING: #8: 195 POINTS
DIANE LAVEY: 195
I. NOTABILITY
-- Wikipedia Page: 100
-- Academic Mention: 20
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Publishing: 10
IMDB
-- Facebook Page: 5
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 50 (Mother of the Church of Satan)
-- Ecclesiastic Authority: 10


NIKOLAS SCHRECK

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  • bXX-XX-XX, Barry Dubin

Type of Satanism: ecclesiastic (former Church of Satan member), plus dynastic by marriage to Zeena LaVey; co-founder, Werewolf Order, Abraxas Foundation of Evil, and other organizations.

RANKING: #9: 193 POINTS
NIKOLAS SCHRECK: 193
I. NOTABILITY
-- Wikipedia Page: 100
-- Academic Mention: 20
-- Searchability: 3
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 20
-- Publishing: 20 (Flowers from Hell, Satanic Sinema, Charles Manson Superstar)
-- Facebook Page: 5
-- Personal Website: 5
MySpace
Atakra
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 10
-- Ecclesiastic Authority: 10


MICHAEL MOYNIHAN

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  • b01-17-69 Michael Jenkins Moynihan

Type of Satanism: ecclesiastic (Reverend, Church of Satan).

RANKING: #10: 177 POINTS
MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: 177
I. NOTABILITY
-- Wikipedia Page: 100
-- Academic Mention: 10
-- Searchability: 2
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 20
Heathen Harvest
'Ritual' magazine (Italian)
-- Publishing: 20 (Lords of Chaos, Blood Axis)
Former Associate Editor, Reason Magazine
-- Blog/Wordpress: 5
-- Facebook Page: 5
Facebook1
Facebook2
-- Personal Website: 5
MySpace
Blood Axis
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 10


KARLA LAVEY

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  • bXX-XX-52 Karla Maritza LaVey

Type of Satanism: ecclesiastic (former Church of Satan dynastic member, High Priestess 1990-1997, Founder and High Priestess of the First Satanic Church 1999-present).

RANKING: #11: 171 POINTS
KARLA LAVEY: 171:
I. NOTABILITY
-- Wikipedia Page: 100
-- Academic Mention: 10
-- Searchability: 1
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 10
-- Publishing: 5
IMDB
-- Broadcast Radio: 5
Pirate Cat Radio 89.7FM (also see Itunes:Eclectic)
-- Facebook Page: 5
-- Personal Website: 5
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 10
-- Ecclesiastic Authority: 10
-- Social Network: 10


ZEENA SCHRECK

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  • b11-19-63 Zeena Galatea LaVey

Type of Satanism: societal (former Church of Satan dynastic, HPs 1985 to 1990; Alpha Female and Co-director of Werewolf Order and Radio Werewolf 1988 to 1993 with spouse, #Nikolas Schreck; Co-Founding member with same and High Priestess of The Storm International Vanguard of the Sethian Movement (2002 - Now Defunct); dynastic: see also son #Stanton LaVey).

RANKING: #12: 171 POINTS
ZEENA SCHRECK: 171
I. NOTABILITY
-- Wikipedia Page: 100
-- Academic Mention: 10
-- Biography: 10
-- Searchability: 1
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 10
-- Publishing: 10 (Demons of the Flesh: The Complete Guide to Left Hand Path Sex Magic)
IMDB
-- Facebook Page: 5
-- Personal Website: 5
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 20
-- Ecclesiastic Authority: 10


PETER H. GILMORE

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Type of Satanism: ecclesiastic (appointed High Priest of Church of Satan in 2001).

QUOTES ABOUT PETER H. GILMORE'S SATANISM
"David Shankbone: What is your relationship to Theistic Satanists?

"Peter H. Gilmore: We don't think they are Satanists. They are devil worshipers, as far as I'm concerned. ...

"My real feeling is that anybody who believes in supernatural entities on some level is insane. Whether they believe in The Devil or God, they are abdicating reason."

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RANKING: #13: 170 POINTS
PETER H. GILMORE: 170 points
I. NOTABILITY
-- Wikipedia Page: 100
-- Academic Mention: 10
-- Searchability: 17
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 10
Interview 1
Interview 2
Interview 3
-- Publishing: 5 (Satanic Scriptures, Music)
IMDB
-- Facebook Page: 5
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 20
-- Ecclesiastic Authority: 10


BLANCHE BARTON

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  • b10-02-59 Sharon Densley

Type of Satanism: dynastic and ecclesiastic (High Priestess (1997-2002), Magistra Tempi Rex and Chairmistress of the Council of Nine, Church of Satan). Barton is the author of several books in which she covered well the philosophical Satanism of Anton LaVey.

QUOTES ABOUT SATANIST'S SATANISM
"... Satanists find more strength in images of defiance, fortitude against all odds and self-determination than we do in the image of the guy hanging on the Cross. We are sickened by the complacency, hypocrisy, prejudice, and self-righteousness that most conventional religions (including "Wicca" and "paganism" as they are currently defined) encourage in people. When my back is up against the wall, I'm not strengthened by Jesus' supposed martyrdom, or by the idea of praying and being saved, or of mooning over some glorious afterlife (so I don't have to take responsibility for this one). Satanists' scorn for such drivel is in our hard-wiring, and we could no more "give our lives over to Christ" than we could cut off one of our own limbs. The word "Satan" is the first hurdle to understanding what we're trying to get across. Question, challenge all things, especially what you've been taught about supposed enemies. Sort out the truth from convenient myths. Words are magical and potent -- use them effectively."

Blanche Barton, in "Welcome from Former HP Barton", an introduction to the Church of Satan website, http://www.churchofsatan.com (accessed 10-4-09).
RANKING: #14: 164 POINTS
BLANCHE BARTON: 164
I. NOTABILITY
-- Wikipedia Page: 100
-- Academic Mention: 10
-- Searchability: 4
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 10
-- Publishing: 10 (The Church of Satan, The Secret Life of a Satanist+)
IMDB
-- Facebook Page: 5
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 15
-- Ecclesiastic Authority: 10


JACK MALEBRANCHE

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  • b10-23-74 Sean Grady aka Jack Donovan aka Jack Malebranche

Type of Satanism: ecclesiastic (former Church of Satan member).

RANKING: #15: 161 POINTS
JACK MALEBRANCHE: 161
I. NOTABILITY
-- Wikipedia Page: 100
-- Searchability: 1
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 20
-- Publishing: 10 (Androphilia, Blood-Brotherhood and Othe Rites of Male Alliance)
-- Blog/Wordpress: 5
-- Facebook Page: 5
-- Personal Website: 5
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 10
-- Ecclesiastic Authority: 5


MARCO DIMITRI

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  • bXX-XX-XX Marco Dimitri

Type of Satanism: societal (founder and president Bambini di Satana).

RANKING: #16: 158 POINTS
MARCO DIMITRI: 158
I. NOTABILITY
-- Wikipedia Page: 100
-- Searchability: 3
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 10
-- Youtube Channel: 5
-- Facebook Page: 5
Facebook Profile
Facebook Group
Facebook Group 2
-- Personal Website: 5
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 10
-- Ecclesiastic Authority: 10
-- Social Network: 10


GAVIN BADDELEY

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  • bXX-XX-XX Gavin Baddeley

Type of Satanism: ecclesiastic (Church of Satan member).

RANKING: #17: 157 POINTS
GAVIN BADDELEY: 157
I. NOTABILITY
-- Wikipedia Page: 100
-- Academic Mention: 10
-- Searchability: 2
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 20
-- Publishing: 10 (Lucifer Rising, Film)
IMDB
Goodreads
-- Facebook Page: 5
Facebook Page
Facebook Note
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 10


KING DIAMOND

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  • b06-14-56 Kim Bendix Petersen

Type of Satanism: ecclesiastic (Church of Satan member).

QUOTES ABOUT KING DIAMOND'S SATANISM
"'That was ... what inspired the song "Satan's Fall" -- discovering LaVey's Bible. The interesting thing is that LaVey's book is not that occult, it's mostly philosophy. In LaVey's Satanism he doesn't say you have to believe in this Devil with horns or whatever. When it comes to the spiritual side, there's just this huge void. LaVey realises, and I have the same feeling, that we're all born different with different needs and ways of thinking. No two people believe exactly the same way. When you realise that, you realise you should take whatever you want, whatever suits you best, whatever feels right for you to believe in. You can pick and choose what you believe. One of the things I consider almost mandatory, though, is believing that there are powers around us.'"

-- Lucifer Rising: Sin, Devil Worship and Rock 'n' Roll, by Gavin Baddeley, King Diamond interview, Hillman Printers, 1999; p. 127.


"King Diamond('s) .... inspiration was Anton LaVey, more ....

RANKING: #18: 156 POINTS
KING DIAMOND: 156
I. NOTABILITY
-- Wikipedia Page: 100
-- Academic Mention: 15
-- Searchability: 1
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 10
-- Publishing: 5 (Music)
-- Blogtalkradio: 5
-- Facebook Page: 5
Facebook1
Facebook2
Facebook3
Facebook4
-- Personal Website: 5
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 10


PEGGY NADRAMIA

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  • b09-02-XX Margaret Nadramia

Type of Satanism: ecclesiastic (Magistra, Church of Satan).

QUOTES ABOUT PEGGY NADRAMIA'S SATANISM
"... We will define what a Satanist is, not Bob Larson or any other outsider, Christian or otherwise. We are the first group of people in human history who have come together under that title and taken it for ourselves; we are the archivists of Satanic history and the caretakers of Satanic philosophy, and we will not have others defining, delimiting or categorizing Satanists or Satanism."

-- Peggy Nadramia, 'The Black Flame', Volume 5, Numbers 1 & 2.


"The philosophy of the Church of Satan is carnal, elitist, atheistic, pragmatic, and skeptical - not "magical." ....

"When people ask what they can do for the Church of Satan, we always encourage them to use what talents they possess to create something of quality that is unique. We do not want people trying to represent us and our philosophy who do not have a thorough understanding of it. That is not a help. ... We aren't seeking converts or dabblers, or worse, "true believers." The proper individuals make their way to us since our literature is widely available. The outstanding will always be few in number compared to other religions; quality over quantity has always been our motto.

"...As always, the Church of Satan will remain in darkness and continue to draw our tribesmen...."

"The Church of Satan is a cabal filled with a great variety of individuals who share the platform of Dr. LaVey's bedrock literature. It is chock-full of non-conformists, anti-authoritarians, libertarians, epicureans, iconoclasts and productive outsiders of many sorts. They apply Satanism in highly different ways, and they know very well what it is and also what it isn't. While we are supportive of diversity of application of our common philosophy, the Church of Satan does not embrace clownish occultniks; we invite such people to leave."


-- Magistra Peggy Nadramia, correspondence with Darrick Dishaw, High Priest, Cult of Cthulhu, at the time of his expulsion due to his "clownish occultnik" ways, published by Dishaw.

RANKING: #19: 156 POINTS
PEGGY NADRAMIA: 156
I. NOTABILITY
-- Wikipedia Page: 100
-- Academic Mention: 10
-- Searchability: 1
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 5
-- Publishing: 10 (Narcopolis and Other Poems)
-- Facebook Page: 5
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 10
-- Ecclesiastic Authority: 10
-- Social Network: 5


VADGE MOORE

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  • bXX-XX-67 Tim Madison - aka Vadge Moore, Vadge Amoral, Vag Moore, Vaginal Maelstrom; drummer for The Dwarves

Type of Satanism: independent.

RANKING: #20: 153 POINTS
VADGE MOORE (TIM MADISON): 153
I. NOTABILITY
-- Wikipedia Page: 100
-- Searchability: 3
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 20
-- Publishing: 10 (Chthonic: Prose and Theory, Music)
-- Blog/Wordpress:
-- Facebook Page: 5
Chthonic Force
-- Personal Website: 5
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 10


MICHAEL A. AQUINO

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  • b10-18-46 Michael A. Aquino

Type of Satanism: ecclesiastic (formerly of Church of Satan; former Satanist, now a Setian; Temple of Set founder, High Priest, and Ipsissimus; author of Church of Satan found at a cache of Mr. Aquino's works.


QUOTES ABOUT MICHAEL AQUINO'S SATANISM
"Satanism is the belief in the existence of Satan as a sentient being or spirit in the universe, and the worship of Satan and obedience to his perceived principles, standards, and goals. As Satan is defined as a metaphysical being - Devil or Archangel, such belief in him constitutes a religion or superstition rather than a rational philosophy or an indoctrinated ideology. ..."

"A Satanist is one who believes in Satan, as a Christian is one who believes in Jesus Christ, a Buddhist one who believes in the Buddha, and a Muslim one who believes in Mohammed. ..."

more ...


RANKING: #21: 137 POINTS
MICHAEL A. AQUINO: 137
I. NOTABILITY
-- Wikipedia Mention: 20
-- Academic Mention: 20
-- Searchability: 12
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 10
-- Publishing: 5 (Left Hand Path; Book of Coming Forth by Night)
-- Facebook Page: 5
Facebook1
Facebook2
-- Personal Website: 5
600Club Posts
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 50
-- Ecclesiastic Authority: 10


ANDRE SCHLESINGER

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  • bXX-XX-XX Andre Schlesinger, musician

Type of Satanism: societal (member Church of Satan).

RANKING: #22: 100 POINTS
ANDRE SCHLESINGER: 100
I. NOTABILITY
-- Wikipedia Mention: 20
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 20
-- Publishing: 20 (The Devil, An Unauthorized Biography, Music, Records)
-- Youtube Channel: 5
-- Blogtalkradio: 5
-- Blog/Wordpress: 5
-- Facebook Page: 5
MIB
Black Dalek Records
Tiger of Babylon Records
-- Personal Website: 5
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 10
-- Ecclesiastic Authority: 5


TANI JANTSANG

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  • TANI JANTSANG
  • b12-15-50 Tani Jantsang(?), aka "Tanya Lysenko", aka various

Type of Satanism: societal (Co-founder Satanic Reds; former honorary member, Church of Satan).

RANKING: #23: 92 POINTS
TANI JANTSANG (TANYA LYSENKO): 92
I. NOTABILITY
-- Wikipedia Mention: 20
-- Academic Mention: 20
-- Searchability: 2
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 10
-- Publishing: 10 (Dark Doctrines with Phillip Marsh)
-- Facebook Page: 5
-- Personal Website: 5
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 10
-- Ecclesiastic Authority: 10


DIANE VERA

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  • DIANE VERA
  • bXX-XX-XX Diane Vera(?)

Type of Satanism: theistic (Founder of Church of Azazel).

RANKING: #24: 71 POINTS
DIANE VERA: 71
I. NOTABILITY
-- Wikipedia Mention: 20
-- Searchability: 1
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Blog/Wordpress: 5
LiveJournal
BlogSpot
-- Facebook Page: 5
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 20
-- Ecclesiastic Authority: 10
Theistic Satanism
-- Social Network: 10


KENAZ FILAN

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  • b05-01-65 Kevin Filan

Type of Satanism: societal (Church of Satan member).

RANKING: #25: 66 POINTS
KENAZ FILAN: 66
I. NOTABILITY
-- Searchability: 1
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 20
-- Publishing: 20 (The Haitian Vodou Handbook+)
-- Blog/Wordpress: 5
Blogspot
Blogger
-- Facebook Page: 5
Profile
Page
-- Personal Website: 5
Myspace
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 10


VENUS SATANAS

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  • b04-12-79 Melissa Hudson

Type of Satanism: independent.

RANKING: #26: 66 POINTS
VENUS SATANAS: 66
I. NOTABILITY
-- Academic Mention: 10
-- Searchability: 1
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 10
-- Publishing: 5 (Women's Voices in Magic)
-- Youtube Channel
YT2: 5
Videos
-- Blog/Wordpress: 5
-- Facebook Page: 5
Page
VenusSatanasLive
-- Personal Website: 5
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 10
-- Social Network: 10


LEX FROST

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  • 'LEX FROST
  • b09-11-74 Brett Randall aka "LESTAT VENTRUE"

Type of Satanism: societal (Church of Satan member).

RANKING: #27: 65 POINTS
LEX FROST: 65
I. NOTABILITY
-- Academic Mention: 10
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Publishing: 10 (Kill Yourself Productions, Satan's Playground)
-- Blog/Wordpress: 5
-- Facebook Page: 5
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 15
-- Ecclesiastic Authority: 10
-- Social Network: 10
Forum


PAUL DOUGLAS VALENTINE

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  • b01-08-1956 Paul Douglas Valentine

Type of Satanism: societal (founder Worldwide Church of Satanic Liberation).

RANKING: #28: 64 POINTS
PAUL D. VALENTINE: 64
I. NOTABILITY
-- Searchability: 4
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 20
-- Youtube Channel: 5
-- Blogtalkradio: 5
-- Blog/Wordpress: 5
-- Facebook Page: 5
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 10
-- Ecclesiastic Authority: 10


JASON SORRELL

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  • b##-##-## Jason Sorrell aka EGO DIABOLUS

Type of Satanism: independent (former Cult of Cthulhu Priest of R'lyeh).

RANKING: #29: 62 POINTS
JASON SORRELL: 62
I. NOTABILITY
-- Searchability: 2
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 10
-- Publishing: 10 (Baphomet Codex, Comics, Graphic Art)
-- Youtube Channel: 5
-- Blogtalkradio: 5
The Ooze
[http://www.blogtalkradio.com/outbreak/
-- Blog/Wordpress: 5
-- Facebook Page: 5
-- Personal Website: 5
MySpace
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 10
-- Ecclesiastic Authority: 5


MATT G. PARADISE

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  • bXX-XX-XX Matt G. Paradise

Type of Satanism: societal (Church of Satan member).

RANKING: #30: 61 POINTS
MATT G. PARADISE: 61
I. NOTABILITY
-- Searchability: 1
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Publishing: 20 (Bearing the Devil's Mark +, Purging Talon)
Satanic Media
-- Blog/Wordpress: 5
-- Facebook Page: 5
Group
-- Personal Website: 5
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 10
-- Ecclesiastic Authority: 5
-- Social Network: 10


BROTHER OBITUS

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  • b05-10-87 Kasey Koon

Type of Satanism: ecclesiastic (Black Coven of Sathanas co-founder, Head Minister).

RANKING: #31: 60 POINTS
BROTHER OBITUS: 60
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 10
-- Publishing: 20
-- Youtube Channel: 5
-- Blogtalkradio: 5
-- Facebook Page: 5
Devil's Mark Publishing
-- Personal Website: 5
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Ecclesiastic Authority: 10


DIABOLUS REX

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  • bXX-XX-XX Diabolus Rex Church'(?)' aka NYARLATHOTEP DIABOLUS REX CHURCH

Type of Satanism: ecclesiastic (former Church of Satan).

RANKING: #32: 58 POINTS
DIABOLUS REX CHURCH: 58
I. NOTABILITY
-- Searchability: 3
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 20
Portland Mercury
Cult of Cthulhu
YouTube Interview
-- Publishing: 5 (Ragnarok Engine, Physical Sculpture/Metalkraft)
-- Blog/Wordpress: 5
MySpace
-- Facebook Page: 5
Facebook Page
-- Personal Website: 5
MySpace
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 15


BEAST XENO

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  • b11-23-1976 Terrence Cornelius Downey

Type of Satanism: independent (former Cult of Cthulhu Priest of R'lyeh).

RANKING: #33: 57 POINTS
BEAST XENO: 57
I. NOTABILITY
-- Searchability: 2
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 5
-- Youtube Channel: 5
-- Blogtalkradio: 5
-- Blog/Wordpress: 5
Blogspot
-- Facebook Page: 5
Ooze Page
-- Personal Website: 5
MySpace
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 10
-- Ecclesiastic Authority: 5
-- Social Network: 10


VINCENT CROWLEY

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  • bXX-XX-XX 'Vincent Crowley

Type of Satanism: independent (former Church of Satan).

RANKING: #34: 56 POINTS
VINCENT CROWLEY: 56
I. NOTABILITY
-- Wikipedia Mention: 20
-- Searchability: 1
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 10
-- Publishing: 10 (Music: Acheron)
IMDB
-- Facebook Page: 5
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 10


TROLL TOWELHEAD

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  • b10-25-61 Bryan William Selfridge aka NAGASIVA BRYAN W YRONWODE, aka NOCTIFER, aka BOBOROSHI, aka LORAX666

Type of Satanism: independent.


QUOTES ABOUT TROLL TOWELHEAD'S SATANISM
"A Satanism is an ideology which sits within a larger framework of a system of cults known to those who study and document it as 'Satanity'. Etymologically, these terms compare against those ending in 'ism' (ideologies) in that they imply something of value or positive about approximating or resembling the figure or symbol of Satan. Thus insofar as Christianity is a system of religious who admire and try to be like the figure, symbol and character of Christ, so the religious system of Satanity is comprised of those who admire and try to be like the figure, symbol, and character of Satan. Any particular cult or instance of that religion might be termed a 'Satanism' just like one might class a specific sect or cult of Christianity a 'Christism', complete with its own formed ideology against which the interested might contrast."

-- Troll Towelhead, made up especially for this entry.


"Satanians, or Satanists, as we are more commonly called in the field, have a particular relationship to the being, aggregate, principle, concept, or symbol known as 'Satan' which is positive in its character. Whether we established this through societal or personal developments, those who engage a Satanism embrace a sincere Satanic relationship, no matter its duration."

-- Troll Towelhead, Introduction to this page (you're soaking in it!).


RANKING: #35: 56 POINTS
TROLL TOWELHEAD: 56
I. NOTABILITY
-- Academic Mention: 10
-- Searchability: 1
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 10
-- Youtube Channel: 5
nagasiva
-- Facebook Page: 5
Profile
Page
-- Personal Website: 5
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 10
-- Ecclesiastic Authority: 10
-- Social Network: 5


HERBERT A. SLOANE

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  • HERBERT SLOANE
  • b09-03-05 Herbert Arthur Sloane d06-16-75

Type of Satanism: neo-gnostic (Our Lady of Endor Coven, Ophite Cultus Sathanas).


RANKING: #36: 55 POINTS
HERBERT SLOANE: 55
I. NOTABILITY
-- Academic Mention: 10
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 15
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 15
-- Ecclesiastic Authority: 10
-- Social Network: 5


LILITH AQUINO

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  • b##-##-## Patricia Sinclair

Type of Satanism: ecclesiastic (Temple of Set High Priestess; former member Church of Satan).

RANKING: #37: 51 POINTS
LILITH AQUINO: 51
I. NOTABILITY
-- Academic Mention: 10
-- Searchability: 1
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 5
-- Facebook Page: 5
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 20
-- Ecclesiastic Authority: 10


VEXEN CRABTREE

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  • VEXEN CRABTREE
  • bXX-XX-XX Vexen Crabtree(?)

Type of Satanism: societal (Church of Satan).

QUOTES ABOUT VEXEN CRABTREE'S SATANISM
"It was late 1995, and I stole a copy of The Secret Life of a Satanist by Blanche Barton from a suspecting friend. I read through it and suddenly found myself in the unexpected position of realizing I was a Satanist. I didn't tell anyone about it for a few years, but used it as an internal source of inspiration. After that, I became a card carrying member of the COS and went through all LaVey's books, etc.

"...Satan is a personification for the driving force in life: it is darkness, the inevitability of death that encourages me to live life fully whilst I'm still alive! So... Satan *is* what I love in life... in particular at this time Satan is: Love, affection, music, large cities, computers and self empowerment.

"...I have yearned for a master, someone worthy to instruct me; as I cannot tell if how I live my life is good. So I chose Satan, the personification of intelligence and rebellion; enlightenment, happiness and indulgence. I think deeply, gather some aims and objectives, and then in my mind I attribute the motivation to Satan, who is me, and this personification simplifies my direction. Although Satan is not real, he is still a figurehead under whom I work.

"...Someone to tell you to look after yourself, sort yourself out, make yourself something. God is not that figure, Satan is. Satan is not interested in people who can't get things done, unhealthy parasites or failures. Satan makes me want to make myself strong because Satan represents strength and fulfilment, success and attainment, and also represents my own primary muse and Patron Saint.

"...Satanism has at its core a solid atheist philosophy; for the reasons laid out on this page I call myself a Satanist."


Why I am a Satanist, by Vexen Crabtree 2001
(accessed 8/3/11)


RANKING: #38: 51 POINTS
VEXEN CRABTREE: 51
I. NOTABILITY
-- Academic Mention: 15
-- Searchability: 1
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Blog/Wordpress: 5
LiveJournal
Blogspot
Scribnia
-- Facebook Page: 5
-- Personal Website: 5
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 10
-- Social Network: 10


SZANDORA LAVEY

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SZANDORA LAVEY

  • b07-30-81 Birth name unknown aka SZANDORA LAVEY

Type of Satanism: independent, dynastic (by marriage; see ex-husband Stanton LaVey).

RANKING: #39: 44 POINTS
SZANDORA LAVEY: 44
I. NOTABILITY
-- Searchability: 4
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 10
-- Youtube Channel: 5
-- Blog/Wordpress: 5
-- Facebook Profile: 5
Page
-- Personal Website: 5
Satanic Witchery
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 10


ZACH BLACK

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  • b05-25-76 Zach Schroeder aka ZACH BLACK, aka SATANIC INTERNATIONAL NETWORK, aka SIN

Type of Satanism: societal (Church of Satan member).

RANKING: #40: 43 POINTS
ZACH BLACK: 43
I. NOTABILITY
-- Searchability: 3
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 10
-- Youtube Channel: 5
TheSatanicNetwork
-- Blogtalkradio: 5
The Ooze
-- Facebook Page: 5
Satanic International
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 10
-- Social Network: 5


STANTON LAVEY

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  • bXX-XX-78 Stanton Zaharoff LaVey

Type of Satanism: dynastic (member, Church of Satan, son of #Zeena LaVey).

RANKING: #41: 42 POINTS
STANTON LAVEY: 42
I. NOTABILITY
-- Searchability: 2
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 20
-- Publishing: 5
-- Facebook Page: 5
Staton LaVey
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 10


JASON KING

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  • bXX-XX-XX Birth name unknown

Type of Satanism: independent (former member, Cathedral of the Black Goat).

RANKING: #42: 34 POINTS
JASON KING: 34
I. NOTABILITY
-- Searchability: 9
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 5
-- Publishing: 5 (Postmodern Satanism)
-- Youtube Channel: 5
JKResponse
-- Blogtalkradio: 5
The Ooze
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Social Network: 5


DONALD BLYTHE

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  • b11-19-26 Donald Ross Blythe - d01-10-93

Type of Satanism: societal (Brotherhood of the Ram).

RANKING: #43: 30 POINTS
DONALD BLYTHE: 30
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 10
-- Ecclesiastic Authority: 10
-- Social Network: 10


ANDREA PASCIUTA

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  • bXX-XX-XX Andrea Pasciuta

Type of Satanism: societal (Bambini di Satana).

RANKING: #44: 30 POINTS
ANDREA PASCIUTA: 30
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Facebook Page: 5
Group
-- Personal Website: 5
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Ecclesiastic Authority: 10
-- Social Network: 10
Children of Satan


JEFFREY DEBOO

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  • bXX-XX-XX Jeffrey Deboo

Type of Satanism: independent.

RANKING: #45: 25 POINTS
JEFFREY DEBOO: 25
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 5
-- Publishing: 20


LIANNA DIABOLIQUE

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  • LIANNA DIABOLIQUE
  • bXX-XX-XX Vincent Nash

Type of Satanism: societal (member of Brotherhood of Satan).

RANKING: #46: 20 POINTS
LIANNA DIABOLIQUE: 20
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Publishing: 5
-- Blog/Wordpress: 5
-- Facebook Page: 5
-- Personal Website: 5
Paltalk


MICHAEL BOE

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  • SATANIST NAME]
  • bXX-XX-XX Birth Name?

Type of Satanism: .

RANKING: #47: 15 POINTS
MICHAEL BOE: 15
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 10
http://www.metroactive.com/papers/cruz/04.17.97/satanists-9716.html
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Ecclesiastic Authority: 5


JOJO WELCH

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  • bXX-XX-48 Jolene Susan Welch - d04-03-93 aka JOJO

Type of Satanism: societal (member of Brotherhood of the Ram).

RANKING: #47: 15 POINTS
SUSAN JOLENE WELCH: 15
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Ecclesiastic Authority: 5
-- Social Network: 10


JASHAN A'AL

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  • bXX-XX-XX Valeska Scholl

Type of Satanism: independent.

RANKING: #48: 10 POINTS
JASHAN A'AL (VALESKA SCHOLL): 10
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Facebook Page: 5
-- Personal Website: 5



CRIMINAL

SUSAN ATKINS

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  • b05-07-48, Susan Denise Atkins - d09-31-09 aka "SADIE MAE GLUTZ"

Type of Satanism: independent, former (formerly part of "The Witches of Mendocino"; formerly independent, well known as a murderer in association with Charles Manson and his 'Family'); converted (back) to Christianity in prison. Multiple convictions. Confessed murderer. Died in prison of brain cancer. </P>

QUOTES ABOUT SUSAN ATKINS' SATANISM
"Atkins came into contact with LaVey in San Francisco after being released from the hoosegow, and danced in a show he organized called the Witches' Sabbath as a blood-swilling vampire. It was a precursor of things to come for the rootless girl. ... more ...
RANKING: #1 NOTORIOUS: 171 POINTS
SUSAN ATKINS: 171
I. NOTABILITY
-- Wikipedia Page: 100
-- Academic Mention: 10
-- Biography: 10
-- Searchability: 6
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 20
-- Publishing: 5
-- Facebook Page: 5
Group
-- Personal Website: 5
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 10


RICHARD RAMIREZ

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  • b02-28-60 Ricardo Leyva Ramirez aka THE NIGHT STALKER

Type of Satanism: independent (well known as a murderer).

QUOTES ABOUT RICHARD RAMIREZ'S SATANISM
"Richard started reading about Anton LaVey, the founder of the Church of Satan in San Francisco. He felt compelled to join their rituals, but eventually shunned the organized cult and preferred to be what he termed a 'lone practitioner.' This belief in Satan was not just a whimsy, but a deep-seated belief in the power of Lucifer to protect and empower his disciples.

"He tried to explain it to his sister when she visited him in L.A. and was alarmed at the changes in him. 'Why Satan, Richie?' she wanted to know. 'Because Satan represents what I feel.

more ...
RANKING: #2 NOTORIOUS: 171 POINTS
RICHARD RAMIREZ: 171
I. NOTABILITY
-- Wikipedia Page: 100
-- Academic Mention: 10
-- Biography: 20
-- Searchability: 16
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 10
-- Facebook Page: 5
Page
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 10


MANUELA RUDA

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  • bXX-XX-XX Manuela Ruda

Type of Satanism: independent (well known for murder conviction).

QUOTES ABOUT MANUELA RUDA'S SATANISM
"The pair had confessed to killing the man in their apartment surrounded by human skulls, cemetery lights, scalpels and incense - because the Devil ordered them to do so."

more ...
RANKING: #3: 20 POINTS
MANUELA RUDA: 20
I. NOTABILITY
-- Searchability: 5
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Facebook Page: 5
Group
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 10



HONOURABLE MENTION

MARILYN MANSON

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  • b01-05-1969 Brian Hugh Warner

Type of Satanism: social (member, Church of Satan.

QUOTES ABOUT MARILYN MANSON'S SATANISM
"{David Shankbone}: Marilyn Manson is a member {of the Church of Satan (CoS)}?

"[Peter Gilmore, HP of CoS]: Yes, he's a member who has been given an honorary priesthood. When asked about what Satanism is he can be very articulate in explaining it. But his own music is his own art. His stage shows are his own, and they don't really exemplify Satanism in particular.
more ...
RANKING: HONOURARY #1: 511 POINTS
MARILYN MANSON: 511
I. NOTABILITY
-- Wikipedia Page: 100
-- Academic Mention: 10
-- Biography: 10 (Long Hard Road Out of Hell, official bio immanent)
-- Searchability: 276
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 20
-- Publishing: 10 (Music, Videos)
-- Youtube Channel: 5
-- Blog/Wordpress: 5
Newsgroper
-- Facebook Page: 5
Profile
Group
-- Personal Website: 5
MySpace
Marilyn Manson Wiki
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 50
-- Ecclesiastic Authority: 5
-- Social Network: 10


JAYNE MANSFIELD

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  • b04-19-33 Vera Jayne Palmer - d06-29-67

Type of Satanism: social (member of Church of Satan).

RANKING: #2: 252 POINTS
JAYNE MANSFIELD (VERA JAYNE PALMER): 252
I. NOTABILITY
-- Wikipedia Page: 100
-- Academic Mention: 20
-- Biography: 20
IMDB
Biography Channel
-- Searchability: 12
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 20
-- Publishing: 10 (Films)
-- Youtube Channel: 5
-- Blog/Wordpress: 5
MySpace
-- Facebook Page: 5
-- Personal Website: 5
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 40
-- Ecclesiastic Authority: 10


SAMMY DAVIS, JR.

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  • b12-08-25 Samuel George Davis, Jr. - d05-16-90

Type of Satanism: social (member, Church of Satan).

QUOTES ABOUT SAMMY DAVIS JR.'S SATANISM
"...The best performance [in "Poor Devil", a 1973 tv pilot] is by Adam West, who gleefully plays the villain.

"All that's memorable about this pilot is historical. You see outdoor scenes in San Francisco, and the clothing of the time. In this pilot a character is trying to get in touch with the underworld, and starts to phone the Church of Satan downtown. Satan (a youthful-looking Christopher Lee) uses the upside-down pentagram, with horns on it. The 2 fingered sign of Satan with a twist of the wrist, enables a devil to disappear.

"Sammy Davis who plays a devil was for a time a member of the Church of Satan. He socialized with the LaVeys and wore his Church of Satan medallion in public."
more ...
RANKING: #3: 220 POINTS
SAMMY DAVIS, JR. (SAMUEL GEORGE DAVIS, JR.): 220
I. NOTABILITY
-- Wikipedia Page: 100
-- Academic Mention: 20
-- Biography: 20 (Autobiography, Tracey Davis+)
IMDB
-- Searchability: 10
II. MEDIA PRESENCE
-- Interviews: 20
-- Publishing: 10 (Music, Films)
-- Facebook Page: 5
Another
-- Personal Website: 5
III. SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT
-- Historic Figure: 25
-- Ecclesiastic Authority: 5


RANKING STANDARD

STANDARD OF INCLUSION WITHIN THIS FIELD GUIDE

Below please find the standard used to assess the ranking of the individuals above, be they real religious Satanists, those who established their Satanism as part of their criminal notoriety, or those who achieved celebrity status and were provided with acclaim as an 'honorary' Satanist. A range of points was assigned based on how many references were found for the particular category.

NOTABILITY


Notability is a section featuring categories of qualification extending beyond mere internet presence to the world of hard copy reference and sociological studies centered on religious Satanism as a subject field. Wikipedia fields were searched for the name, inclusive of Talk pages. Academic sources are routinely monitored for mention of the name as part of ongoing research, and biographical data was included as part of online search for reference and search engine hits.

-- Wikipedia Page/Mention: (100/20)
Page must still exist; Talk page constitutes a mention, even if erased.

-- Academic Mention: (10-20)
conventional scholar source or google.scholar but not the individual themeselves therein

-- Biography: (10-20)
published biographical book, 2x or more = 20

-- Searchability: (1 x each 10K: '"First Last" Satanist') straightforward; partials of 10000 are dropped such that the ranking is rounded down


MEDIA PRESENCE


Media Presence is a section that evaluates a number of popular outreach channels and methods, including whether the individual has 'met the press' or conducted interviews representing themselves or their Satanism, responding to questions and leaving a record of their activities in any medium; if they have published some kind of media output on their own such as text, music, video, outside internet social channels (typically as a product for sale, but also as part of their personal promotions to raise celebrity levels); and they receive points also if a Youtube channel, Blogtalk or other radio show, Wordpress or other blog, Facebook profile or page, or personal website could be found associated with their person (even if this was a fan site, or constructed by those in memory of the figure).

-- Interviews: (5-20)
1 interview or weak / wan = 5; many/long = 20; preferrably with major media, video-taped is great

-- Publishing: (5-20)
publishing books, movies, music with the byline

-- Youtube Channel: (5)
an identified channel with the individual's name or which the individual themself produces; videos with the person included would not be covered or at best would be an interview

-- Blogtalkradio: (5)
participant in *producing* a radio program; guest or interview appearances would be under 'interview'

-- Blog/Wordpress: (5)
blogging, journaling, site or site account produced by the author; a post center for author

-- Facebook Page: (5)
page or personal account, or for their personal project

-- Personal Website: (5)
site specifically identified with the person or with a project for which that person is known


SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT


The Social Involvment section is an assessment based on research into the subject of history and religious Satanism so as to determine whether the individual would have been mentioned as part of these subjects (even notoriously), whether they have or purport to have a social status and title within some organization (of any size; preferrably with a link to that organization), and if they have associated with their person a social network, internet forum, local group, coven, or fan system which intersects other people online or off.

-- Historic Figure: (10-100)
in the history of Satanism and the world; acceptable categories would be pop culture; media celebrity; author; initiator of cults; instrumental in pivotal point in Satanist history; written about by those who make accounts of Satanism, fringe religion, etc.

-- Ecclesiastic Authority: (5-10)
role in a Satanist group, church, temple, etc.; their role in establishing or managing and directing the organization will determine the level of award.

-- Social Network: (5-10)
orchestrator of a social network online or off; boards for posting; gatherings locally; networking



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