The Satanic Witch
|Original title||The Compleat Witch|
|Subject||Lesser magic, witchcraft|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
The Compleat Witch, or What to Do When Virtue Fails (currently titled The Satanic Witch) is a book by Anton LaVey, published in 1971 by Dodd, Mead & Company. It was republished by Feral House in 1989 with an introduction by Zeena LaVey; and again in 2003 with a new introduction by Peggy Nadramia and afterword by Blanche Barton. The publisher describes the book as "...undiluted Gypsy lore regarding the forbidden knowledge of seduction and manipulation.".
One of the most important concepts LaVey introduced in The Satanic Witch was the LaVey Synthesizer Clock, an improved form of somatotyping incorporating a fourth basic type to the three already in common use (by addition of the "pure feminine" type, opposite to the "pure masculine" or mesomorphic type). The LaVey Synthesizer Clock postulates that all persons occupy a set body and personality type, placed along varying degrees of the four types proposed ("clock position"), and that ideal friends and lovers will represent the opposite personality/body type by position on the LaVey Synthesizer Clock.
- LaVey, Anton Szandor. The Satanic Witch. (2003 2nd ed. 1st printing), Feral House. ISBN 0-922915-84-9
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