Talk:Anton LaVey

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THAT"S news to me...[edit]

Contrary to what many think, LaVeyan Satanists do not actually worship Satan, or any deities at all. It's actually an atheistic, nihilist philosophy that uses the Christian character of Satan as a symbol of defiance.

Well then, throws out a large chunk of crap I heard about them.--ReptoidKiller (talk) 01:38, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

Is 'Satanic Temple' the same as 'Church of Satan'?[edit]

Is 'Satanic Temple' the same as 'Church of Satan'? If they're different the section Anton LaVey#Schools needs to be in a different article. Is 'Satanic Temple' to do with Baphomet? Proxima Centauri (talk) 15:18, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

They're different, as the slightest actual research would show - David Gerard (talk) 22:04, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

If I'd known that a small amount of research would show it I'd have done the research.

  1. Should I try and research everything thoroughly when I know others probably have the answers.
  2. Should I try and get a reasonable life offline as well as online? Proxima Centauri (talk) 13:51, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

Who hexed whom[edit]

An anonymous editor placed the following text under Jayne Mansfield:

LaVey reportedly put a hex on Sam Brody (EDIT: Lavey did not Hex Mansfield. He hexed Brody and told her to stay away from him and she chose not to.), causing her to die in a car accident (it is claimed she was decapitated in the accident but that's one of many picturesque but untrue details about the whole thing).

I have rolled it back because it disrupts the flow, but if someone could corroborate which version is correct, it would be appreciated. CogitoNotStirred (via telepathy) (talk) 22:43, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

Here's what I could dig up:

As Mansfield’s personal life was at its most complicated—she was dating her married attorney Sam Brody while fighting for custody of her fifth child with her third husband—she took help wherever she could find it. Did she really believe that LaVey’s spells would bring her good fortune? Hard to say. But when LaVey and Brody locked horns, LaVey allegedly hexed him, and warned Mansfield that he’d die in a car crash. (Did the Devil Kill Jayne Mansfield? Vanity Fair, 24 October 2017.)

1967: LeVey's much-publicized curse on Jayne Masnfield's[sic] overprotective attorney, Sam Brody, claims not only Brody's life, but Jayne's as well, despite LaVey's warnings to her. (Blanche Barton, The Secret Life of a Satanist: The Authorized Biography of Anton Szandor LaVey, 2014.)

Seems the anon was correct, except I'd qualify that with "allegedly hexed..." --Cosmikdebris (talk) 23:35, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
Many thanks, editing accordingly. CogitoNotStirred (via telepathy) (talk) 00:07, 3 October 2019 (UTC)