Compiled by nocTifer of the HISS

(nagasiva yronwode
formerly Fr. Fuck of the CoE)


Featuring References on

and Infernal Folklore (Demons and Devilry);

Plus references on

With Appendices on

And Drawing From a Handful of Sources.




"Biography of Satan: Exposing the Origins of the Devil", by Kersey Graves, Book Tree, 168 pgs., 1995; ISBN: 978-1885395115 (aka "...: or a Historical Exposition of the Devil and His Fiery Dominions", Research Associates School Times Publications (4th edition), 165 pgs., 2001; ISBN: 978-0948390685).

"The Birth of Satan: Tracing the Devil's Biblical Roots", by T.J. Wray and Gregory Mobley, Palgrave Macmillan, 240 pgs., 2005; ISBN: 978-1403969330.

"The Gospel According to Satan", by Secesh Bob L'Aloge, iUniverse, Inc., 328 pgs., 2007; ISBN: 978-0595426423.

"The Great Satan 'Eblis'", by Javad Nurbakhsh, KNP, 103 pgs., 1989; ISBN: 978-0933546233; [In this book, Dr. Nurbakhsh, drawing from the writings of the great Sufi masters, presents both their favorable and unfavorable interpretations of Satan, who from the Sufi point of view does not exist as a power before God but as a symbol for the ego and its passions. -- AM]

"The Origin of Satan", Elaine Pagels, Random House, 1995; ISBN: 978-0679731184. [ Pagels is a scholar and a reliable religion writer. she examines literary data and concludes fairly in her analyses. her strong familiarity with Gnosticism assists, and the focus is on Satan by name or title. -- BO]

"Satan: a Biography", by Henry Ansgar Kelly, Cambridge University Press, 374 pgs., 2006; ISBN: 978-0521604024.

"Satan, a Portrait", by Edward Langton, 1977; ISBN: 0848215621.

"Satan: His Personality, Power, and Overthrow, by E.M. Bounds, Baker Book House, 1972; ISBN: 978-0801005862. [The book ...outlines {Satan's} authority which is quite impressive in his many facets as tactical general, political genius and administrator. Very respectful and honest profile of his Satanic Majesty, a God in his own right. -- MC]

"Satan: the Early Christian Tradition", Jeffrey Burton Russell (Part 2 of a 4-part series), Cornell University Press, 1987; ISBN: 978-0801494130. [The series is a helpful and thorough academic historical overview of personifications of evil through time, particularly in Near-Eastern and Western culture. -- BO]


a. Composite

"The Comics Go to Hell: a Visual History of the Devil in Comics", by Fredrik Stromberg, Fantagraphics Books Inc., 360 pgs., 2005; ISBN: 978-1560976165.

"The Complete Book of Devils and Demons", by Leonard R.N. Ashley, Barracade Books, Barricade Books, 288 pgs., 1996; ISBN: 978-1569800775.

"Damned: an Illustrated History of the Devil", by Robert Muchembled, Seuil Chronicle, 200 pgs., 2004; ISBN: 978-2020629294.

"The Devil", by Amelia Wilson, Barron''s Educational Series, 2005; ISBN: 978-0764155406.

"Devil", by Luther Link, Harry N. Abrams publisher, 208 pgs., 2002; ISBN: 978-0810932265

"The Devil in Design: the Krampus Postcards", by Monte Beauchamp, Fantagraphics Books; Graphic, 168 pgs., 2004; ISBN: 978-1560975427; [ an exquisitely beautiful reproduction of numerous greeting cards from the European krampus tradition, associated with festivities in early December and featuring Saint Nikolas and the krampus as a Good and Bad Cop team. the spectrum of imagery spans from the strictly punitive to the lasciviously indulgent. -- BO]

"The Devil in Legend and Literature", Maximillian Rudwin, Open Court Publishing, 1977; ISBN: 978-0875482477. [ an excellent explication of the devil from English literature in numerous modes. the author delights in the tales as a folklorist relishes baubles and ironic perturbations of myriad motifs. -- BO]

"Devil in Art", by Charles J. Wall, Methuen & Co., 48 pgs., 1904; Kessinger 2005; ISBN: 978-1425456610.

'The Devil in Dog Form: a Partial Type-Index of Devil Legends', by Barbara Allen Woods, University of California Press, 167 pgs., 1959; ASIN: B000IBJF16 ; ISBN: 60876633; first published IN "Folklore Studies" 11 and IN "Western Folklore" 13:4, 1954; pp. 229-235; ISSN: 0043-373X.

"Devils, Demons, and Witchcraft: 244 Illustrations for Artists", by Ernst and Johanna Lehner, Dover Publications, 174 pgs., 1971; ISBN: 978-0486227511.

"A History of the Devil", by Gerald Messadie, Kodansha International, 1996; ISBN: 978-1568361987.

b. Personification of Evil

"101 Questions and Answers on Demon Powers", by Lester Sumrall, 156 pgs., Harrison House Inc., 156 pgs., 1983; ISBN: 978-0892742615; [Conservative Christian ministry. Likely rudimentary biblical exegesis. -- BO]

"99 Answers to Questions About Angels, Demons and Spiritual Warfare", Intervarsity Press, 216 pgs., 1997; ISBN: 978-0830819683. [Scripture-based explication of the spirit-world. -- BO]

"Adversaries Walk Among Us: a Guide to the History, Nature, and Removal of Possessing Demons and Spirits", by John G. Livingston, Lost Coast Press, 296 pgs., 2004; ISBN: 978-1882897803; [ a beautiful mishmash of New Age alien visitation, channelling, urban shamanism, and self-help psychology. this book has something to offer *everyone* reading it, from amusement to solid insights. -- BO]

"Angels and Demons in Art", by Rosa Giorgi (author), Stefano Zuffi (editor), Rosanna M. Giammanco Fronquia (translator), J. Paul Getty Museum, 384 pgs., 2005; ISBN: 978-0892368303.

"Angels and Demons: the Truth Behind the Encounters, by David Lamb, HarperCollins/Zondervan, 192 pgs., 1999; ISBN: 978-0551032217. [(from back cover) David Lamb is pastor of a lively, growing church in Ashford, Kent, international speaker and evangelist. {He} seeks to explain God's authority over Satan and demons and what that means for Christians. -- AM]

"Angels and Demons: What Do We Really Know About Them?, by Peter

"Angels, Demons and Spiritual Warfare", by Trevor Newport, Regal Books, 121 pgs., 1997; ISBN: 978-1874367598.

"Angels of Light, Powers of Darkness: Thinking Biblically About Angels, Satan and Principalities", by Stephen F. Noll, Intervarsity Press, 255 pgs., 1998; ISBN: 978-0830815043.

"Angels, Satan, and Demons: Invisible Beings that Inhabit the Spiritual World", by Robert P. Lightner, Charles R. Swindoll ed., W Publishing, 255 pgs., 1998; ISBN: 978-0849913716; [Biblical exegesis explicating the spirit realm. -- BO]

"Biblical Demonology: a Study of the Spiritual Forces Behind the Present World Unrest", by Merrill F. Unger, Kregel Publishers, 264 pgs., 1994; ISBN: 978-0825439018; (Kessinger, 2006; ISBN: 978-1425420758).

"Binding and Loosing: Exercising Authority Over the Dark Powers", by K. Neill Foster and Paul L. King., Christian Publications, 344 pgs., 1999; ISBN: 978-0875098524.

"Casting Out Demons, by H.A. Maxwell Whyte, Whitaker House, 96 pgs., 1997; ISBN: 978-0883684689 [ demonology and defense against the Dark Side from a Christian author. -- BO]

"Christian Demonology and Popular Mythology: Demons, Spirits, Witches", by Eva Pocs, Gabor Klaniczay, CEU PRESS, 284 pgs., 2006; ISBN: 978-9637326769.

"Chronicles of the Host: Exile of Lucifer, by Doug Shafer, Destiny Image Publishers, 320 pgs., 2005; ISBN: 978-0768420999. [...Shafer skillfully debates free will vs. blind obedience as he offers insight into Heaven before the Fall in the first book in a trilogy. Fans of Madeleine L'Engle's Many Waters, angels, fantasy, or biblical fiction will enjoy. LJ -- AM; Xtians as well as Traditional Satanists will gladly devour these books. -- MC]

"Demons, Demons, Demons: a Christian Guide Through the Murky Maze of the Occult", by John P. Newport, Here's Life Publications, 159 pgs., 1972; ISBN: 978-0805455182.

"The Devil, Demonology, and Witchcraft: the Development of Christian Beliefs in Evil Spirits", by Henry Ansgar Kelly, Doubleday & Company, 1968; ASIN: B000NXIPOW.

"The Devil: Perceptions of Evil from Antiquity to Primitive Christianity", Jeffrey Burton Russell (Part 1 of a 4-part series), Cornell University Press, 1987; ISBN: 978-080149409. [The series is a helpful and thorough academic historical overview of personifications of evil through time, particularly in Near-Eastern and Western culture. -- BO]

"Devil's Mischief", by Ed Marquand, Abbeville, 183 pgs., 1996); ISBN: 978-0789201362. [The devil tells, first person, about his influence on the art and writing over the ages. He has evolved into a curiously complicated entity--part demon, part fallen angel--as he describes himself in this personal scrapbook with images both spooky and seductive and amusingly human. 90 illustrations, 70 in full color. -- AM]

"The Devils and Evil Spirits of Babylonia", by Reginald C. Thompson trans., Luzac's Semitic Text & Translation Ser Nos 14-15, 1903-1904; ISBN: 978-0404113537; (Kessinger 2003, ISBN: 978-0766147539) excerpt; ["Volumes 1 and 2 of the original books. This work is a translation from the original Cuneiform text, with transliterations, vocabulary and notes. It discusses devils and evil spirits in Babylonia, being Babylonian and Assyrian incantations against the demons, ghouls, vampires, hobgoblins, ghosts and kindred evil spirits which attack mankind. Illustrated. -- AM (sc)]

"Dictionnaire Infernal" (1999 'modern', by J.A.S. Collin De Plancy, P. Mellier, 383 pgs., 1818; Editions, ISBN: 978-2264029560.

"Encyclopedia of Hell", by Miriam Van Scott, St. Martin's Griffin, 320 pgs., 1999; ISBN: 978-0312244422.

"Essentials of Demonology: A Study of Jewish and Christian Doctrine", by Edward Langston, 234 pgs., 1949; ISBN: 978-0404184193.

"Evil and the Demonic: a New Theory of Monstrous Behavior", by Paul Oppenheimer, New York University Press, 1996; ISBN: 978-0814761939.

"Fallen Angels and Spirits of the Dark", Robert Masello, Perigee, 1994; ISBN: 978-0399518898.

"Fallen Angels: the Soldiers of Satan's Realm", by Bernard Bamberger, Jewish Publication Society, 295 pgs., 1952; ISBN: 156618-850-X; JPS 2006, ISBN: 978-0827607972.

"A Field Guide to Demons, Fairies, Fallen Angels, and Other Subversive Spirits", by Carol K. Mack and Dinah Mack, Owl Books; Owl Books, 336 pgs., 1999; ISBN: 978-0805062700.

"Forbidden Mysteries of Enoch: Fallen Angels and the Origin of Evil", by Elizabeth Claire Prophet, Summit Beacon International, 501 pgs., 1983; ISBN: 978-0916766603.

"The Handbook for Spiritual Warfare", by Ed Murphy, Thomas Nelson, 1992; ISBN 0785245308

"The History of Hell", Alice K. Turner, Harvest Books, 1995; ISBN: 978-0156001373.

"The History of the Devil and the Idea of Evil", Paul Carus, Open Court Publishing, 1977; ISBN: 978-0875483078; [...Carus projects his own attitude on primitive men, moralistic, but nonetheless a useful study of varying cultures and their taboos and 'evil' entities. Not useful for anthropological accuracy as much as interesting for gathering different myths and cultural phenomena. -- UP]

"The Invisible War: What Every Believer Needs to Know About Satan, Demons, and Spiritual Warfare", by Chip Ingram, Baker Book House, 192 pgs., 2006; ISBN: 978-0801012884

"Irish Witchcraft and Demonology", by John D. Seymour, Remington, 1913.

"Lucifer: the Devil in the Middle Ages", Jeffrey Burton Russell (Part 3 of a 4-part series), Cornell University Press, 1986; ISBN: 978-0801494291. [The series is a helpful and thorough academic historical overview of personifications of evil through time, particularly in Near-Eastern and Western culture. -- BO]

"Mephistopheles: the Devil in the Modern World", Jeffrey Burton Russell (Part 4 of a 4-part series), Cornell University Press, 1990; ISBN: 978-0801497186. [The series is a helpful and thorough academic historical overview of personifications of evil through time, particularly in Near-Eastern and Western culture. -- BO]

"Powers of Darkness: Principalities and Powers in Paul's Letters", by Clinton E. Arnold, Intervarsity Press, 244 pgs., 2006;ISBN: 978-0830813360.

"The Secret History of Lucifer: and the Meaning of the True Da Vinci Code", by Lynn Picknett, Carroll and Graf, 304 pgs., 2006; ISBN: 978-0786717613.

"The Serpent of Paradise: the Incredible Story of How Satan's Rebellion Serves God's Purposes", by Erwin W. Lutzer, Moody Publishers, 192 pgs., 1996; ISBN: 978-0802427205.

"They Shall Expel Demons: What You Need to Know about Demons, Your Invisible Enemies", by Derek Prince, Chosen, 256 pgs., 1998; ISBN: 978-0800792602.


"Pacts with the Devil: a Chronicle of Sex, Blasphemy and Liberation", Jason S. Black, Christopher S. Hyatt, New Falcon Publications, 1993; ISBN: 978-1561840588.


"The Complete Book of Demonolatry", S. Connolly, DB Publishing/Darkerwood Publishing Group, 402 pgs., 2006; ISBN: 978-0966978865.

"The Complete Book of Demonolatry Magic", by J. Thorp, DB Publishing/Darkerwood, 280 pgs., 2006; ISBN: 978-096697888.

"Demonology and Devil-Lore", by Moncure Daniel Conway, Chatto and Windus; 2d ed., rev. and enl edition 1880; ASIN: B0008591PW.

"Devil Worship in France or the Question of Lucifer: a Record of Things Seen and Heard in Secret Societies According to the Evidence of Initiates", by Arthur Edward Waite; George Redway, London, 1896; ["The first in this plot was Lucifer." -- Thomas Vaughan]

"The History of the Devil - The Horned God Of The West - Magic And Worship", by R. Lowe Thompson, Home Farm Books, 204 pgs., 1929; ISBN: 978-1406799583.

"Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground", by Michael Moynihan and Didrik Soderlind, Feral House 1998; ISBN: 978-0922915484.

"Lucifer Rising: Sin, Devil Worship, and Rock 'n' Roll", by Gavin Baddeley, Plexus Publishing, 288 pgs., 1999; ISBN: 978-085965280.

"Raising Hell: an Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime", by Michael Newton, Avon Books, 1993; ISBN: 978-0380768370 [Media investigation into anything related to devils or satans that was violent or criminal. -- BO]

"Satan Wants You: the Cult of Devil Worship in America", by Arthur Lyons, Mysterious Press, 192 pgs., 1988; ISBN: 978-0445408227.


i. religion

"The Church of Satan", by Michael A. Aquino, self-published, 1983 (1989, 1992, 1993, 1999, 5th edition 2002). [ recommended and revealing. -- BO]

'The Church of Satan', Randall H. Alfred, IN "The New Religious Consciousness", by Charles Y. Glock and Robert N. Bellah, Berkeley, University of California Press, 1976. pp. 180-22; ISBN: 978-052003472.

"The Church of Satan: a History of the World's Most Notorious Religion", Blanche Barton, Hell's Kitchen Productions, 1990; ISBN: 978-0962328626.

"The Devil's Avenger: a Biography of Anton Szandor LaVey", by Burton H. Wolfe, Pyramid Books, 1974; ISBN: 978-0515034714.

"The Devil's Notebook", by Anton Szandor LaVey, Feral House, 147 pgs., 1992; ISBN: 978-0922915118.

'Magical Therapy: an Anthropological Investigation of Contemporary Satanism', by Edward J. Moody, IN "Religious Movements in Contemporary America", Irving I. Zaretsky and Mark P. Leone, eds., Princeton University Press, 1974; ISBN: 0-691-07186-1; ASIN: B000GQWY1Q.

'Modern Satanism: Dark Doctrines and Black Flames', by Jesper Aagaard Petersen, IN "Controversial New Religions", by James R. Lewis and Jesper Aagaard Petersen eds., Oxford University Press, 496 pgs., 2004; ISBN: 0195156838; pp. 423-458. [(back cover) "Jesper Aagaard Petersen is a teaching assistant in the Department of History of Religions at the University of Copenhagen. He edited a special issue of "Syzygy: Journal of Alternative Religion and Culture" on modern Satanism. [ has: "Syzygy: Journal of Alternative Religion and Culture" (A print journal founded by James Lewis. Although no longer published, the web site maintained by John Bozeman provides an index of back issues). -- AM]

"The Satanic Bible", Anton Szandor LaVey, Avon Books, 272 pgs., 1969; ISBN: 978-0380015399.

"The Satanic Rituals", by Anton LaVey, Avon, 224 pgs., 1976; ISBN: 978-0380013920.

"Satan Speaks!", by Anton LaVey, Feral House, 192 pgs., 1998; ISBN: 978-09229156

"The Secret Life of a Satanist: the Authorized Biography of Anton LaVey", by Blanche Barton, Feral House, 1992; ISBN: 978-0922915125.

ii. folklore

"Behind the Mask of Adolescent Satanism", by Joyce Mercer, Fairview Press, 154 pgs., 1991; ISBN: 978-0925190222; [ exhibiting some of the best and worst aspects of the Satanism Scare, examining such things as fantasy roleplaying and Heavy Metal music and their contribution to corruption of minors. unconvincing, at points ridiculous. -- BO]

"The Butcher's Tale: Murder and Anti-Semitism in a German Town", by Helmut Walser Smith, W. W. Norton & Company, 276 pgs., 2003; ISBN: 978-0393325058; [ ...a masterful job (of) exploring the history of the blood libel (the charge that Jews commit ritual murder of Christian children), as well as of community and how people band together to bring about great good or in the case of Konitz genuine evil. Yet, Smith argues that Konitz should be seen as a case study of "process," of how different forces came together to make "latent anti-Semitism manifest," causing peaceful townspeople to turn on their neighbors. Drawing on a remarkably detailed documentary record, Smith analyzes social, class and other factors in the violence the role of the middle vs. working classes, Protestants vs. Catholics and in an original piece of analysis, shows how the townspeople's response was itself a form of ritual murder. ...PW; The (author) explores the murder of young Ernst Winter in the West Prussian town of Konitz on March 11, 1900. Though the authorities suspected the Christian butcher, Gustav Hoffmann, the Christian townspeople suspected a Jewish conspiracy to kill Winter and acquire his Christian blood for their Passover matzo. ... LJ -- AM]

"The Complete Book of the Devil's Disciples", by Leonard R.N. Ashley, Barricade Books, 368 pgs., 1997; ISBN: 978-1569800874. [(book cover) This fourth book in Ashley's series traces the roots of the occult -- devil worship, ritual killing, witchcraft, etc... throughout history. -- AM]

"Demons of the Modern World", by Malcolm Mcgrath, Prometheus, 323 pgs., 2001; ISBN: 978-1573929356. [The author shows that organized satanic-ritual child abuse and alien abduction are unsupported by the evidence but that our fantasy life may permit these imagined practices to appear real when seemingly supported by "scientific" theories of child truthfulness and practices of "recovering" memories through hypnosis. The text needs better proofreading, but the content is superb. Recommended for all libraries. William P. Collins, LJ -- AM]

"The Encyclopedic Sourcebook of Satanism", James R. Lewis and Jesper Aagaard Petersen, eds., Prometheus Books, 640 pgs., 2006; ISBN: 978-1591023906.

"Evil Incarnate: Rumors of Demonic Conspiracy and Satanic Abuse in History", by David Frankfurter, Princeton University Press, 312 pgs., 2006; ISBN: 978-0691113500. [ ...observes trenchantly that those seeking to purge demonic conspiracies have done more violence than the devotees of those so-called evil groups. Frankfurter's conclusions will likely be hotly contested, especially among those who claim to have been ritually abused, but his judicious insights about the nature of evil in our world provide thoughtful glimpses at the ways societies demonize the Other. PW -- AM]

"Gentile Tales: the Narrative Assault on Late Medieval Jews", by Miri Rubin, University of Pennsylvania Press, 280 pgs., 2004; ISBN: 978-0812218800; [Beginning in Paris in the year 1290, Jews were accused of abusing Christ by desecrating the eucharist -- the manifestation of Christ's body in the communion service. Over the next two centuries this tale of desecration spread throughout Europe and led to violent anti-Jewish activity in areas from Catalonia to Bohemia, particularly in some German-speaking regions, where at times it produced regionwide massacres and "cleansings." Drawing on sources ranging from religious tales and poems to Jews' confessions made under torture, Miri Rubin explores the frightening power of one of the most persistent anti-Jewish stories of the Middle Ages and the violence that it bred. She looks not just at the occasions on which massacres occurred but also at those times when the story failed to set off violence. She investigates as well the ways these tales were commemorated in rituals, altarpieces, and legends and were enshrined in local traditions. In exploring the character, nature, development, and eventual decay of this fantasy of host desecration, Rubin presents a vivid picture of the mental world of late medieval Europe and of the culture of anti-Judaism. {From the Publisher:} Miri Rubin is Professor of History at Queen Mary, University of London. -- AM]

In Pursuit of Satan: the Police and the Occult", by Robert D. Hicks, Prometheus Books, 420 pgs., 1991; ISBN: 978-0879756048. [ one of the better evaluations of "Satanic Ritual Abuse" witch hunt dynamics. -- BO]

"Lucifer Ascending: the Occult in Folklore and Popular Culture", Bill Ellis, University Press of Kentucky, 2003.

"The Myth of Ritual Murder: Jews and Magic in Reformation Germany", by R. Po-chia Hsia, Yale University Press; 256 pgs., 1990; ISBN: 0300047460. [This meticulously researched and unusually perceptive book is social and intellectual history at its best. In tracing the fortunes of the ritual murder charge against Jews in 15th- and 16th-century Germany, it reveals not only fresh insights about the dynamics of the ritual murder charge, but also the social strains and cultural workings of pre-Reformation Germany. Hsia argues persuasively that the ritual murder charge expressed the deepest fears of a population that took the power of both Jewish magic and Christian blood for granted. In so doing, the ritual murder proceedings assumed a salvic role in a Christian redemptive drama. LJ -- AM]

"Raising the Devil: Satanism, New Religions, and the Media", by Bill Ellis, University Press of Kentucky, 2005. [ reviewed by Roshi bobo 500102, updated 2005 -- BO].

"The Satanic Cinema: an Illustrated Guide to the Devil in Cinema", by Nikolas Schreck, Creation Books, 256 pgs., 2001; ISBN: 978-1840680430.

"The Satanic Mass: a Sociological and Criminological Survey", by Henry T.F. Rhodes, Arrow Books, 1964, ISBN: 0090867300.

"Satanic Panic: the Creation of a Contemporary Legend", by Jeffrey S. Victor, Open Court Publishing, 1993; ISBN: 978-0812691924.

"Satanism: a Guide to the Awesome Power of Satan", Wade Baskin, Citadel Press, 1988 [1972]; ISBN: 978-0806510903; reprinting of "Dictionary of Satanism", Wade Baskin, Philosophical Library, 1972; ISBN: 0517106167; ASIN: B000HCDHL; [Baskin is arch, broad, and for a reference book of this enthusiasm and character, should be considered a superior achievement, an education for the aspiring demonologist and faustian. -- BO]

'Satanism and Satanic Mythology', by J. S. La Fontaine, IN "Witchcraft and Magic in Europe: the Twentieth Century", by B. Ankarloo and S. Clark, eds., University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999: pgs. 81-140.

"The Satanism Scare", by Best, Bromley, and Richardson, eds., Aldine de Gruyter, 1991; ISBN: 978-0202303796. [ by far the best source on Satanism in the 20th century. this rivals LaVey in religious value and is a perfect antidote to "Michelle Remembers" by Pazder that catalyzed the recent horrors. -- BO]

"Satanism Today: an Encyclopedia of Religion, Folklore, and Popular Culture", by James R. Lewis, ABC-CLIO, 2001; ISBN: 978-1576072929.

"Speak of the Devil: Tales of Satanic Abuse in Contemporary England", Jean S. La Fontaine, Cambridge University Press, 236 pgs., 1998; ISBN: 978-0521620826.

iii. sociology

"American Exorcism: Expelling Demons in the Land of Plenty, by Michael W. Cuneo, Doubleday, 336 pgs., 2001; ISBN: 978-0385501767; [Cuneo, an intrepid sociologist based at Fordham University, explores the bizarre subculture of renegade priests, rough-and-tumble preachers, shady psychiatrists and tormented souls, spewing foulness. Building on his earlier surveys along the fringes of contemporary Catholicism, the "openmindedly skeptical" author interviewed hundreds of believers and attended dozens of exorcisms, here described in mordant deadpan. ... Lucidly written and riveting as any horror novel, Cuneo's excursion into the darker paths of American faith offers a deeply disturbing, ironic vision of what he sees as the unintended consequences of popular culture for the modern religious imagination. PW -- AM]

"Comprehending Cults: the Sociology of New Religious Movements", by Lorne L. Dawson, Oxford University Press, 272 pgs., 2006; ISBN: 978-0195420098; [Tackling popular misconceptions about new religious movements, Comprehending Cults summarizes, synthesizes, and assesses over 40 years of research by historians, sociologists, and psychologists. This excellent introduction to the study of new religious groups offers a balanced treatment of new movements as a source of spiritual satisfaction while confronting issues of violence, sexuality, and brainwashing within religious cults; (About the Author:) Lorne L. Dawson is a Professor of Sociology and Chair for the Department of Religious Studies, University of Waterloo. -- AM]

"The Cult Around the Corner: a Handbook on Dealing With Other People's Religions", by Nancy O'Meara, Foundation for Religious Freedom, 104 pgs., 2003; ISBN: 978-1928575108; [ (from the author) This is the most recent book published about "cults" - and is a book for the new millennium. It is about how to understand other people's religious choices and learning to live in a pluralistic society. Coming from a family that includes a sister who is atheist, a brother who is a Methodist minister and another sister married to a Catholic and raising four daughters, I have had first hand experience coping with deep seated belief differences. The Cult Around the Corner is the perfect book for the challenges people are dealing with today on a personal and professional level coping with a shrinking world of every greater religious diversity. -- AM]

"The Damascus Affair: 'Ritual Murder', Politics, and the Jews in 1840", by Jonathan Franklel, Cambridge University Press, 509 pgs., 1997; ISBN: 978-0521483964; [(from the cover) In February of 1840, an Italian monk and his servant disappeared in Damascus. Many Jews in that city were charged with ritual murder and tortured until they confessed. The case turned into a cause celebre across much of the Western world and produced an explosion of polemics, fantastic theories, and strange projects. This book, the first since 1840, assesses the affair as a factor in European and Jewish politics of the time, a chapter in Jewish history and historiography, and the stuff of radically conflicting myths that eventually led to the Holocaust and the establishment of the Israeli state. -- AM]

"Witch-Children: From Salem Witch-Hunts to Modern Courtrooms", by Hans Sebald, Prometheus Books, 258 pgs., 1995; ISBN: 978-0879759650. [Sebald's analysis is more than just an attack on atrocities committed in the name of Christianity (and equally common in non-Christian religions, although his history does not extend that far). A retired professor of sociology at Arizona State, Sebald ... points out that in the demonological system, children become persecutors as well as persecuted. We see it in the hysteria about child sexual abuse, which has resulted in such horrors as the McMartin preschool case. ... Once interpreted as influenced by Satan, "today the scientifically-minded would interpret the same behavior within a social-psychological framework." -- AM]


"Do What Thou Wilt: a Life of Aleister Crowley", by Lawrence Sutin, St. Martin's Press; 448 pgs, 2000; ISBN: 0312252439.

"Encyclopedia of Heresies and Heretics", by Chas S. Clifton, ABC-CLIO, 1982; ISBN: 978-0874366006.

"The Hell-Fire Clubs: a History of Anti-Morality", Geoffrey Ashe, Sutton Publishing, 250 pgs., 2001; ISBN: 978-0750924023.

"Lords of the Left-Hand Path: a History of Spiritual Dissent", by Stephen Flowers, Runa-Raven Press, 260 pgs., 1997; ISBN: 978-1885972088.

"Satanism and Witchcraft: a Study in Medieval Superstition", Jules Michelet, originally titled "La Sorciere" and published in Paris in 1862 in French, Citadel Press 1939 was translated by Alfred Richard Allinson; ASIN: B000J4H2TO [A creative French author projects non-Christian religions to a natural, rebellious apotheosis. -- BO]





a. religion

The Black Flame -- The International Forum of the Church of Satan. Post Office Box 499, Radio City Station, New York, NY 10101-0499. $6 per issue (U.S.) $8 (outside U.S.) Check, bank draught or money order in U.S. funds only. "Extremely useful review section, eclectic articles. Hells Kitchen Productions is also at this address - they have certain items that may be unobtainable elsewhere." -- LU

The Black Pun-kin -- A publication upholding the principles of Anton Szandor LaVey's Church of Satan. Post Office Box 32017, 1386 Richmond Road, Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA K2B-1AI. $7 per issue (U.S.) $7 Canadian (Canada) $10 (U.S. Overseas) All checks or money orders to be made payable to Robert Lang. -- LU

The Cloven Hoof -- The Official Bulletin and Tribunal of The Church of Satan. Published by The Church of Satan. Post Office Box 210666, San Francisco, CA 94121. This publication ceased publishing in 1988, but has now [?when?] resumed where it left off (Issue 126 starts the republishing point). $5 per issue (U.S.) $7 (outside U.S.) U.S. funds only. -- LU

Diabolica -- Produced by the Illuminati of Satan. $4 per issue (U.S.) $5 (outside U.S.) Azazel, Post Office Box 53, Allen Park, MI 48101-0053 -- LU

'Diabolical Authority: Anton LaVey, "The Satanic Bible" and the Satanist "Tradition"', by James R. Lewis, IN "Marburg Journal of Religion", 7:1, 2002.

The First Stone -- A Satanic publication "dedicated to artistic, philosophical and downright propagandist celebratory attacks on any guilt-ridden hypocrisies that stifle the creative forces of intelligents individuals." Published by The Emperor of Ice-Cream, P.O. Box 642112, San Francisco, CA 94109. $3 per issue. -- LU

Not Like Most -- 'Not Like Most was conceived and first published in June of 1995 (XXX A.S.) by Matt G. Paradise, a Magister in the infamous Church of Satan' -- NLM; 'Not Like Most magazine brings you an online resource for information on mythological figures throughout history, referenced by culture and relevant to those researching for academic studies or for ritual.'

'The Satanic Bible: Quasi-Scripture/Counterscripture', by James R. Lewis, paper presented at the CESNUR conference on Minority Religions, Social Change, and Freedom of Conscience, in Salt Lake City and Provo, Utah, in June, 2002.

'Satanism in Britain Today', by Graham Harvey, IN "Journal of Contemporary Religion" 10:3, 1995, pp.283-29, ISSN: 1353-7903.

b. folklore

'Satanic Cult Rumors as Contemporary Legend', by Jeffrey S. Victor, IN "Western Folklore" 49, 1990, pp. 51-81, ISSN: 0043-373X.

'Satanic Ritual Abuse and Legend Ostension', by Bill Ellis, IN "Journal of Psychology and Theology" 20:3, p. 274, 1992, ISSN: 0091-6471.

'Satanism: Where Are the Folklorists?' by Bill Ellis, IN "New York Folklore", Vol. XV, Nos. 1-2, 1989.

'Spiritual Warfare Profiles of Satanism: Are They Misleading?', by John Smulo, IN "Sacred Tribes Journal", 1:1, 2002 from "Lutheran Theological Journal" 36:3, pp. 126-37, 2002. ["This article surveys evangelical and charismatic spiritual warfare literature treatments of Satanism asking if they accurately reflect either of the two main forms of Satanism. The answer is a resounding "no"! -- John Smulo, SmuloSpace (Blog)]

'Territorial Spirits and Spiritual Warfare: a Biblical Perspective', by Eric Villanueva, IN "Christian Research Journal", Summer 1992.

c. sociology

'Binary Satanism: the Construction of Community in a Digital World', by Aagaard Jesper Petersen, paper presented at the University of Copenhagen, in the conference "Religious Encounters in Digital Networks: Religion and Computer-Mediated Communication", in November 2001.

'Breeders for Satan: Toward a Sociology of Sexual Trauma Tales', by M. DeYoung, IN "Journal of American Culture" 111.

'The Devil Worshippers at the Prom: Rumor-Panic as Therapeutic Magic', by Bill Ellis, IN "Western Folklore" 49, 1990.

'Fundamentalist Religion and the Moral Crusade Against Satanism: the Social Construction of Deviant Behaviour', by Jeffrey S. Victor, IN "Deviant Behaviour" 15, p. 305, 1994.

'Manifestations of Satanism in Catholic Lithuania: the Case of' in "Syzygy: Journal of Alternative Religion and Culture" 11, 2002; [ the issue edited by J.A. Petersen; the same source {Milda Alisauskiene} indicates that this was 1) printed in "Siaures Atenai", 2003 05 24, No. 653; and 2) a paper delivered IN International CESNUR conference "Religion and Democracy: an Exchange of Experiences between East and West", April 10-12, 2003, Vilnius, Lithuania.-- BO]

'Methods and Perspectives in Understanding and Reaching Satanists', by John Smulo, IN "Sacred Tribes Journal", 1:1, 2002.

'The Peculiarities of Lithuanian Satanism: Between Crime and Atheism in the Cyberspace' {forthcoming} IN "Embracing Satan", Jesper Aagard Petersen ed., Ashgate, 2006.

'A Rumor-Panic about a Dangerous Satanic Cult in Western New York', by Jeffrey S. Victor, IN "New York Folklore", Vol. XV, Nos. 1-2, 1989.

'Satanism or Who are the Followers of Satan?', IN "Dialogas" {by?? weekly periodical}, 13, 3-28-2003, p. 560.

'Satanism: Performing Alterity and Othering', by Graham Harvey, IN "Syzygy: Journal of Alternative Religion and Culture", (Special Issue on Satanism, guest edited by Jesper A. Petersen) 11 (2002): 53-68. [Harvey's web page indicates a different context for this: IN "James Lewis and Jesper A. Petersen (eds) Contemporary Religious Satanism, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005." -- BO]

'Polish Cyber Satanism: a Group in Statu Nascendi', by Rafat Smoczynski, paper presented at the CESNUR (Center for Studies on New Religions) conference in Vilnius, Lithuania, 2003.

'Speak of the Devil: Rhetoric in Claims-Making About the Satanic Ritual Abuse Problem', by M. DeYoung, IN "Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare", 23:2, p. 55, 1996.

'Teenage Satanism as Oppositional Youth Subculture', by Kathleen Lowney, IN "Journal of Contemporary Ethnography" 23, pp. 453-484, 1995.

'Who Serves Satan? A Demographic and Ideological Profile', by James R. Lewis, IN "Marburg Journal of Religion", 6:2, 2001.




2. DEVIL -- composite, personification of evil
3. PACT WITH DEVIL -- folklore, anthropology, sociology
4. DEVIL WORSHIP -- folklore, anthropology, sociology
5. SATANISM -- religion, folklore (subversion ideologies, cultural motifs), sociology
6. DE FACTO AND PROTO SATANISM -- organized, solitaries


"The Devil's Disciple", George Bernard Shaw

"Hymn to Satan", Giosue Carducci

"Letters to the Earth", Mark Twain

"The Gospel of Satan", R. bobo (nagasiva yronwode) 1997.

"The Marriage of Heaven and Hell", William Blake

"Man and Superman", George Bernard Shaw

"Paradise Lost", by John Milton.

"A Pen Warmed in Hell", Mark Twain







AZAZEL, by nocTifer (nagasiva yronwode)

BAPHOMET, by Eliphas Levi (Alphonse Louis Constant)

DEVIL DOG, by William Wegman

LEVIATHAN, by nocTifer (nagasiva yronwode)




AM: description of the book

BO: boboroshi (yronwode, nagasiva;; private library.

LJ: Library Journal (as through AM)

LU: Lupo LeBoucher

MC: Mizz Crowley

NLM: Not Like Most website, Matthew G. Paradise

PW: Publishers Weekly (as through AM)

UP: Underground Panther and Pwcca Man (; public posting.

copyrite 2007-2666 nagasiva yronwode. all rites reserved for the Infernal.

DRAMATIC FOLKLORE (No Particular Order)
The Satanist, Wheatley
The Exorcist, Blatty
Rosemary's Baby
Devil and Dan Webster
La Bas, Huysmans
Asylum of Satan
IXth Gate






2. DEVIL -- composite, personification of evil
3. PACT WITH DEVIL -- folklore, anthropology, sociology
4. DEVIL WORSHIP -- folklore, anthropology, sociology
5. SATANISM -- religion, folklore (subversion ideologies, cultural motifs), sociology
6. DE FACTO AND PROTO SATANISM -- organized, solitaries

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The Gospel of Satan: the story of Jesus and the angels, from the perspective of the God of this World
Satanism Bibliography: composite booklist of relevant sources on Satanity and devildom, by category
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      Adversarial AEon Begins: the particular and specific incident of a Satanic Blood Pact described
Manifesto Satanika: a generalized Satanic sociopolitical manifesto, with a helpful elaboration
nocTifer: a tender-hearted Satanian (nagasiva yronwode) in all avenues of expression
      Bookmarks in compilation from the Magus of the AEon of the Adversary

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