From: Franck Boitte <franckboitte.nul> Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 20:23:22 +0200 Archived: Tue, 20 Aug 2013 16:55:34 -0400 Subject: Re: Is Jacques Vallee A Satanist? >From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 09:56:10 -0500 >Subject: Re: Is Jacques Vallee A Satanist? >In the intro Gilmore states that Ufologist Jacques Vallee was a >close associate of LaVey. So is Vallee a Satanist? >Religious-studies scholar James R. Lewis (not, I suppose I have >to state here, a Satanist) writes in his Satanism Today: An >Encyclopedia of Religion, Folklore, and Popular Culture (ABC >CLIO, 2001): >"A new form of Satanism was initiated with the founding of the >Church of Satan by Anton LaVey on April 30, 1966... [It] >originated from an attempt to create a carnal religion -- >consciously opposed to the spiritual nature of most other >existing religions -- which melded elements of Western >ceremonial magic and occultism with various materialistic >philosophies under the aegis of the archetype of Satan, the >symbol of the one who opposes and questions the status quo. The >church advocates a philosophy of individual pragmatism and >hedonism, rather than emphasizing the worship of Satan. It >promotes the development of strong individuals who seek >gratification out of life, and who practice the selfish virtues >as long as they do not harm others." >By the way, I doubt that Vallee's relationship with LaVey had >anything to do with his silly conspiracy theory book Messengers >of Deception. (Vallee has written some good and important books; >Messengers is not one of them.) As an intellectual Vallee has a >wide range of interests, one of them occultism. LaVey is someone >he would be expected to encounter. As noted, LaVey had many >friends, few of whom would identify themselves as Satanists even >by his anodyne definition. Hi List, To cut short to any babbling, I suggest to those interested in that topic to resort to Vallee's own version of his keen interest - would I venture to say, fascination - in LaVey. They will find them exposed at length on pages 10,52,83,91-92,102,123,128,134,138-139,144, 147,188-189,206,280,318,332,337,355,367 of his Forbidden Science - Volume Two: Journals 1970-1979. Never better reference than the source. Cordialement, FrancK B. Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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