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Re: Is Jacques Vallee A Satanist?

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 07:58:22 -0500
Archived: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:18:42 -0400
Subject: Re: Is Jacques Vallee A Satanist?



>From: Jason Gammon <boyinthemachine.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2013 12:06:56 -0400 (EDT)
>Subject: Is Jacques Vallee A Satanist?

>I'm just now reading The Satanic Bible. I wanted to read it back
>in the early 90s but I guess the fear factor prevented me. So
>I'm reading it now and the newer editions have an intro by the
>current high priest of the Church of Satan, Peter Gilmore.

>In the intro Gilmore states that Ufologist Jacques Vallee was a
>close associate of LaVey. So is Vallee a Satanist?


Jason,

This is, to put it mildly, an unwarranted and irresponsible
accusation, I'm shocked to see it here.

LaVey, from all accounts a great character and an urbane,
sophisticated man, knew a great many people.  My late friend the
sociologist of science Marcello Truzzi considered him a good
friend.  (No, Marcello was not a Satanist.  As an agnostic, he
did not even accept the existence of the devil.)  Moreover,
LaVey's variety of Satanism focused on a material view of life
and an enjoyment of its pleasures  It was not about the sort of
lurid nonsense of cheezy horror movies and paperback thrillers.


Jerry Clark




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