ABOUT. A book, as the subtitle suggests, about ‘sin, devil-worship & rock ‘n’ roll’, Lucifer Rising is a study of Satanism and modern popular culture. From the Old. Lucifer Rising (ISBN ) is a book written by author and Church of Satan priest Gavin Baddeley. The book covers both the recent and ancient history. Read Lucifer Rising by Gavin Baddeley by Gavin Baddeley by Gavin Baddeley for free with a 30 day free trial. Read eBook on the web, iPad, iPhone and.
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Return to Book Page. Preview — Lucifer Rising by Gavin Baddeley. Lucifer Rising explores this unique cultural confluence. Divided into three parts, the book first traces the history of Satanism, from the birth of the Black Mass through lucider fashionable sinners of risingg Hellfire Club. The second section examines Satanism in the 20th century, including Aleister Crowley, the formation of the Church of Satan, the Manson Family, and the rise of occult-influenced bands like Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin.
Lavishly illustrated throughout with graphics, medieval woodcarvings, and stunning photographs, the book also contains entertainingly cynical comment from Anton LaVey, in one of his last in-depth interviews. Paperbackpages. Published February 21st by Plexus Publishing first published Anton LaveyGeraldo Rivera.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Lucifer Risingplease sign up. Lists with This Book. The title is somewhat deceptive because while the “Satanic” influence in music is the badddeley of this book, its more like Satanism in pop culture and the author trying to set the record straight on what he considers Satanism to be, which is Laveyism.
I hate calling what Laveyites refer to as Satanism because really they are Atheists that don’t believe in Satan. The author being a Laveyite overall makes this book better I think, but on some levels hurts it because while he really goes out of his way The title is somewhat deceptive because while the risin influence in music is the bulk of this book, its more like Satanism in pop culture and the author trying to set the record straight on what he considers Satanism to be, which is Laveyism.
The author being a Laveyite overall makes this book better I think, but on some levels hurts it because while he really goes out of his way to discredit and attack Laveys many detractors he doesn’t criticize Lavey himself, which its pretty easy to pick holes in Lavey if you really wanted to. In all fairness although Lavey was a poser and a con artist he did write some stuff that is dead on about human nature and Christianity. He also had a sense of humor. Much of what he did was done with a wink and smirk that the sheeple were never quite able to pick up on and in spite of his public persona I don’t think Lavey took himself that seriously.
Some of this stuff brought back memories of how it was in the 80’s with the Satanic hysteria. I remember that Geraldo special being a real hoot. Luciger must have thought that was hilarious. There are also lots of interviews with many “Satanists” and bands that have been deemed “Satanic”, some of them were really unintentionally hilarious too. I think the funniest was there was a guy from a black metal band who when asked what he hates he said the Red Cross because they help people. He also said he would like to chop peoples dicks off because it would cause misery for them and if his girlfriend died he wouldn’t be sad, he would have sex with the corpse.
Oucifer i thought this was a luicfer book to read. Jan 23, Garrett Cook rated it it was ok. Some interesting stuff, but it feels gavn, uninformative and skewed in favor of the author’s own spiritual beliefs.
Baddeley’s knowledge of myth and theology is quite questionable, which is a shame because his book Goth Chic was surprisingly well researched and well rounded and I recommend it as a survey of dark culture. Although the back cover boasts with glaring irony that Baddeley is a superbly “unopinionated, thorough, and willing to address and evaluate If you can stomach chapter one which seems mostly devoted to railing an assault on Christianity – a tactic I found not only personally offensive but also even more ironic than th Although the back cover boasts with glaring irony that Baddeley is a superbly “unopinionated, thorough, and willing to address and evaluate If you can stomach chapter one which seems mostly devoted to railing an assault on Christianity – a tactic I found not only personally offensive but also even more ironic than the point above – the information becomes genuinely interesting.
Though Baddeley is obviously a staunch supporter not unopinionated whatsoever of paganism, hedonism, or whatever other label you could use to describe the annals of the broad concept of “Satanism”, this undoubtedly gives him a unique insight into the influence that what I’ll call “evil” has had on our modern pop culture. Satanists on the other hand will go so far as to claim that even church hymns are “satanic” in that most of their composers were caught up in the enlightenment – in that “Satanism” is NOT a direct worship of any sort of metaphysical or supernatural rusing or deity at all Either way – an interesting, if not infused with many grains of salt, read.
Apr 17, Debra Manskey rated it it was ok. I found this book quite a pulpy, leaden mess. The early sections are interesting from a historical perspective dising the later chapters about metal are okay but not as in depth as I was hoping for.
Sadly, the whole thing is too heavily weighed down by Badderley’s thinly veiled devotion to Anton LaVey, then head of the Church of Satan.
Apart from a pretty ho hum bibliography, the whole book is very poorly indexed and there are no references.
Lucifer Rising: Sin, Devil Worship & Rock’n’Roll – Gavin Baddeley – Google Books
Maybe I expect too much, but overall this was a great dis I found this book quite a pulpy, leaden mess. Maybe I expect too much, but overall this was a great disappointment. Jun 12, Alejo rated it really liked it Shelves: A good tale about satanism and how it has influenced art, sometimes subduing it’s influence sometimes feeding on ti.
I tries to take all, or at least the most visible, strands of satanism of the late 20th century and baddepey them the chance to expose their views. A must for metalheads who riising a headstart in the occult. There are compelling interviews with Dr.
Gilmore, a two-parter with Mgr. The book is divided into three parts: A real work of art.
Sep 28, Xenomantid bavin it really liked it Shelves: Baddeley glosses over much of the horrible truth about LaVey’s life to concentrate on all the aspects of Satanism, from its prototypical forms in the eighteenth century to its aesthetic influences in the early twentieth century to its solidification in the s to its diversification in the late twentieth century.
Refreshing, however, is his objective reporting on Satanists themselves. You might anticipate that Baddeley would lionize those who least deserve it, but he doesn’t. Personally, I was left with the impression that Baddeley wanted to distance himself from the more extreme adherents of Satanism e.
Thank God for what limits he has? The book contains hardly any riding characters. Almost everyone profiled is some combination of greedy, selfish, racist, sexist, violent, sociopathic, and narcissistic. I’ll put my cards on the table: LaVeyan Satanism encapsulates everything I despise about modern American life in particular and life on Earth in general.
I will defend virtually every belief system, but not this one. Baddeley lays bare the unsavory anatomy of Satanism, sparing no glance at its inherent malevolence-— and he’s in the gavih. For his objectivity, he comes across as perhaps the only sympathetic person in the book, unless baddepey wishes to count H.
Lovecraft—who was definitely racist, but he had nothing on several of the people featured in Baddeley’s tome. One can admire Zeena Schreck for disowning her evil father, but baaddeley absorbed many of his attitudes and married a man who shared them.
This is not a book for everyone. For one thing, if you’re a devout Jew, Christian, baddelsy Unitarian Universalist, it’s extremely offensive. If you’re any kind of feminist, liberal, or decent person, then you’ll be aghast at a number of ideas presented by Baddeley’s interviewees. If you don’t wish to see photographs of nude women in your reading material, you should also give this book a miss.
But if you’re curious about the modern-day users of the Dark Side of the Force, then Lucifer Rising will be just the thing.
Mar 01, Carl Luciver rated it really liked it Shelves: As a kid growing up forced to go to private school run by Baptists, I was always fascinated by what I was supposed to stay away from. I am not a believer or follower of the occult, witchcraft, or satanism though I am fascinated by so-called “pagan” beliefs from a historical standpoint.
A very informative, sometimes captivating read though a lot of the people he profiled sounded like he was purposely promoting their careers I’m thinking who cares?
Check out this book and watch Geraldo Rivera’s “expose” on satanism from the 80s which is on YouTube. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Don’t bother with this one. Much of the information is incorrect, dates especailly. Plus it is billed as a book about the link between Satanism and rock which really isn’t covered in depth. I love interviews of Anton LaVey as much as the next person but they really don’t have anything to do with rock music.
I was looking for something salacious and not really grounded in reality. My suggestion is to read something by Gary Patterson Hellhounds on their trail, The walrus was Paul, etc. Feb 29, Ayla rated it really liked it. I read this book in middle school and I look back on it today and suddenly realize that a healthy portion of my favorite movies, books, and music were introduced to me in this book.
It’s a really easy read, not exactly the opus of high literature, but entertaining in a campy way and I have some indelible sentimental connections to it. Sep 17, Marcel Schot rated it it was ok. While the book gives a decent overview of the presence of the devil in 20th century pop culture, it feels more like a loosely knit collection of interviews and essays on the subject than it is a book with a head and a tail.
All in all it appears on sensationalistic side while aiming to have an undertone of serious investigation. This is the book I read in high school which my English teacher took away from, lol. Like I said, it was my favorite book in high school Apr 29, S.