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Flowers from Hell: A Satanic Reader illustrated edition Edition

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About the Author

Nikolas Schreck is an American living in Berlin. An accomplished writer, musician and filmmaker, he has lectured extensively and appeared on television and radio shows around the world as a noted authority on occultism, true crime, and the history and practice of Black Arts. His previous publications include: The Satanic Screen: An Illustrated Guide to the Devil in Film (Creation Books, 2001)

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Creation Books; illustrated edition edition (October 15, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840680245
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840680249
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 6.7 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,027,159 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Nikolas Schreck is the author of The Manson File: Myth and Reality of an Outlaw Shaman (2011) Demons of the Flesh: The Complete Guide to Left Hand Path Sex Magic, (2002) co-authored with Zeena, Flowers from Hell: A Satanic Reader (2001), The Satanic Screen: An Illustrated Guide to the Devil in Cinema, (2001) and the first edition of The Manson File (1988).

Nikolas Schreck's initiatory application of the arts began in 1984 when he returned to the West from a life-changing spiritual pilgrimage in Egypt to found the shapeshifting musical ensemble Radio Werewolf.

His artistic and spiritual collaboration with his consort Zeena commenced in 1988, when she became Radio Werewolf's co-director.

Their ritual recordings The Fiery Summons, The Lightning an
d the Sun, Songs for the End of the World, Bring Me the Head of Geraldo Rivera! A Benediction in Four Movements, Witchcraft/Boots: A Tribute to the Sinatras, and Love Conquers All. are experiments in sonic magic designed to alter human consciousness and trigger specific long-range changes in the material universe.

Until 1999, the Schrecks led the magical resistance movement, esoteric research network and radical ecology faction known outwardly as The Werewolf Order.

His documentary film Charles Manson Superstar (1989) features an extensive interview with Manson held in San Quentin Prison. Schreck's other screen appearances range from the sublime Usher (Curtis Harrington, 2002) to the ridiculous Mortuary Academy (Michael Schroder, 1988).

A Tantric Buddhist in the Karma Kagyu lineage, Nikolas Schreck is one of the clergy of the Sethian Liberation Movement, a Gnostic religious body and higher intelligence agency dedicated to the liberation of all sentient beings. Zeena has served as SLM's spiritual guide since its 2002 inception



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Nikolas Schreck's "Satanic Reader" is an anthology tracing the development of Satan as a literary character in fiction and poetry. Most selections are excerpts from longer works (novels, plays, epic poems), beginning with Dante's Inferno and culminating in Michael A. Aquino's The Diabolicon (1970). Short stories and poems are reprinted in their entirety.

As an anthology of old classics (Aquino is the only living contributor), the sole original content is Schreck's lengthy Introduction, which is instructive, if opinionated. Schreck provides historical context for each selection, but also critiques them from an iconoclastic perspective.

One senses that Schreck admires Satan -- or at least the Satan concept. Schreck views Satan as a celebration of rebellion, individual liberation, courage, inspiration to artistic creation. And he argues that many authors and artists, throughout the centuries, have had "sympathy for the Devil."

Schreck writes:

"One of the means of access to the Luciferian vision is a profound sense of exile, a spiritual or physical dislocation that mirrors the Devil's own cosmic sense of banishment. It is not surprising that the majority of authors represented here experienced some form of exile during their lives, a radical disruption from the norm that allowed the effulgence of the black light to illuminate their work. It could be argued that no truly visionary achievement is possible without this sense of Luciferian estrangement, this liberating and individuating isolation that allowed the diabolical consciousness to flourish ...
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I will admit I bought the book basically entirely based on the name and not actually looking at what it contained. What it is is selections and short stories from literature over the years that portrays the devil in an ambiguous or positive light, to prove to Satanists, I guess, that it's always been out there and there have always been authors who were sympathetic. The selections are really not bad, all in all, and a lot of them present a sort of interesting side. I expected a bit more by the author himself, but all in all if nothing else it is an interesting read on the history of the depiction of the devil in literature through the years.
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This book is a great compilation of Satanic literature from a variety of authers. A Must for any Satanic library.
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