The Satanic Rituals

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The Satanic Rituals
Cover of the Avon Books edition
AuthorAnton LaVey
CountryUnited States
SubjectsGreater magic
PublisherAvon Books
Media typePrint (Hardcover & paperback)
Followed byThe Satanic Witch 

The Satanic Rituals is a book by Anton Szandor LaVey published in 1972 by Avon Books as a companion volume to The Satanic Bible. The book outlines nine rituals and ceremonies intended for group performance, with an introductory essay to each. Some of the rites presented are inspired by other groups, such as the Yezidis, Freemasons, Knights Templar and Order of the Illuminati, and some inspired by fictional works.[1] The book includes the child baptism ritual used by Anton LaVey at the first publicly recorded Satanic baptism in history for his youngest daughter Zeena.[2]

Rites outlined[edit]

  • Le Messe Noire
  • The Ceremony of the Stifling Air
  • Das Tirdrama
  • Die elektrischen Vorspiele
  • Homage to Tchort
  • The Statement of Shaitan and Wordless Rite of Dedication
  • The Ceremony of the Nine Angles
  • The Call to Cthulhu
  • The Baptisms: Adult Rite and Children's Ceremony[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Devil's Party: Satanism in Modernity, p. 85.
  2. ^ "Satanist Anton LaVey Baptising Daughter". San Francisco, California, USA: Bettmann/CORBIS. May 23, 1967. Archived from the original on October 31, 2011. LaVey [...] said the mystic ceremony was the first such baptism in history.
  3. ^ Vey, Anton La (1976-12-01). Satanic Rituals. Harper Collins. ISBN 9780380013920.