I liked your introduction. I can certainly relate to first reading The Satanic Bible
back in high school and the disdain expressed by parents and other "authority figures" back then.
And yes, I recall those pre-internet times also!
Welcome to the forums, and I hope you soon garner the funds needed to join the CoS.
"The difference between the man or woman who's a practicing Satanist, from an identity Satanist is that the practicing Satanist looks at the picture, while the identity Satanist studies the frame."
-- Anton Szandor LaVey
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