About the Author
Candice Black, an American author born in Chicago, holds a degree in psychology and is a contributing editor for Creation Books. This is her first book.
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BLACK MASS With the Reformation, medieval civilization collapsed "but witchcraft and black magic did not. In the late 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, sophisticated urban Satanists developed their own, ultra-depraved and blasphemous evolution of the old Witches? Sabbat: the Black Mass. One of the earliest practitioners of Black Mass was the French witch La Voisin (burned alive in 1680). With her abominable crew of sorceresses and corrupt priests, she specialized in ceremonies to win back, or win over, lovers; this involved the client offering her naked body as an altar and a vehicle for various obscene acts. Perhaps the most famous client of La Voisin was the beautiful Marquise de Montespan, who requested a Black Mass where it was magically ordained that the Queen become barren, and cast out by King Louis XIV, and that Louis would take the Marquise for his lover. This all came to pass, but in 1673, when she feared she might be supplanted by a rival, the Marquise and La Voisin held another, more potent Mass. They summoned a Satanic priest "the sinister and hideously ugly Abb de Guiborg, who pronounced no less than three black rites over the Marquises naked and ritually sodomized body. It is said that the blood of a sacrificed child was used for the wine, and mixed with flour to make the Host. Finally an incantation was recited, calling on "Astaroth and Asmodeus, princes of amity? to grant de Montespans requests. At the Black Mass "preferably held in a deserted or desecrated Christian church "obscene representations of the saints, the Virgin, and of the Son of Man were employed. In some cases the image of the Virgin, raddled and dissolute of mien, was equipped with breasts to be suckled, and with a vagina into which the penis might be inserted. In the case of the Christ-figures, there was sometimes a phallus, which Devil-worshippers both sucked and inserted into vagina or anus, depending upon the sex of the communicant. Occasionally, rather than an image, an actual human figure was bound to the cross and fulfilled the Christly role, eventually discharging his semen which was collected in a blasphemously consecrated chalice and used in the making of the Host. Semen, along with excreta and menstrual blood, was a standard ingredient of these Devils hosts, which were converted by the saying of the appropriate words, into the Body of Our Lord. The Hosts were inserted into anus and vagina, urinated and defecated upon, smeared with semen, and eaten...