The Devil's Notebook

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The Devil's Notebook
Author Anton LaVey
Language English
Series United States
Subject Various
Genre Philosophy
Publisher Feral House
Publication date
Pages 147
ISBN ISBN 0922915113

The Devil's Notebook is a 1992 book by Anton LaVey. The first original collection of LaVey's writings in two decades, it was published by Feral House.

The book contains forty-one essays, each lined with the collected wisdom, humor, and dark observations of the founder of the Church of Satan. The High Priest speculates on such topics as nonconformity, occult faddism, Nazism, terrorism, cannibalism, erotic politics, the “Goodguy badge”, demoralization and the construction of artificial human companions.

Like P.T. Barnum, Ben Hecht and H.L. Mencken before him, LaVey zeroes in on humankind’s limitless capacity for self-deceit and self-denial. Included are instructions for the creation of what LaVey terms "total environments", or places of magical evocation, where the enlightened may escape the deleterious effects of contemporary existence.

It includes a foreword by Adam Parfrey and design by Sean Tejaratchi.