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#59779 - 10/03/04 05:44 AM Grandfather of Satanism and Anton La Vey
Wendy Offline

Registered: 09/17/04
Posts: 83
Loc: Geelong, Australia
I have a question regarding Lord Byron and the fact that he has been termed the Grandfather of Satanism. I am aware that Doctor La Vey is the father of Satanism ( and rightly so) but I am curious as to whether he may have been influenced by Lord Byron is some way.
I am aware of other people who have influenced him after reading the book "The Secret Life of a Satanist", and other works by Blanche Barton and Anton La Vey himself. Is this true then about Lord Byron and what is the CoS viewpoint on this.

#59780 - 10/03/04 06:40 AM Re: Grandfather of Satanism and Anton La Vey [Re: Wendy]
MagisterRose Offline
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Registered: 05/21/03
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Lord Byron was the foremost poet of what was termed "the Satanic school". There is indeed much that is Satanic in his works, particularly Manfred. That being said, it would be incorrect to think of Byron as the "Grandfather of Satanism". The Satanic School is not the Church of Satan, just one of many influences.
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