Monday, January 21, 2008

"Demons of the flesh"

Left Hand Path sex magick, by Nikolas Schreck and Zeena LaVey. It's an interesting book, but what's really entertaining is the fact that you can see very clearly which paragraphs were written by Schreck and which ones were written by Zeena LaVey, daughter of Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey.

Schreck's writing in it is very calm and considered, and interesting, while Zeena's seems to be shrill and hysterical.

I know the associations that these two have had in the past, but as far as I can tell "Demons of the flesh" is a straightforward occult book with little political subtext.

Ms. LaVey comes off as a talentless spoiled brat.

*on edit: I have to give Zeena LaVey a little more credit than that. Demons of the Flesh is a good book all around and it's not something that could have been without Zeena's collaboration.

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