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Re: Is Jacques Vallee A Satanist?

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

of his Forbidden Science - Volume Two: Journals 1970-1979.

Never better reference than the source.


FrancK B.

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