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Satan for adults

Satanic Ritual Abuse
Ryder
1992

Okay, I am officially “over” all the Satan stuff.  But before we move on to some other topics, here are some adult nonfiction titles that are all about Satan and  ritual abuse.  As many folks here have already commented, I am of the opinion that this is NOT a current enough “problem” (if it EVER was) to warrant inclusion in a public library collection.   Regardless of your feelings on this subject matter, what an interesting topic to mull around for collection development amusement! And who said library science is boring?

Mary

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Satan for Kids, Part 2

Don’t Make Me Go Back, Mommy: a child’s book about satanic ritual abuse
Sanford & Evans
1990

Ok, ok, you begged for more pictures from this book, so I’ll give you a few more.  Yes, I believe this is the most commented post for those of you keeping score.

Ick.

Holly

If you need to read the first part again for context click here for part 1.

 

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The Devil Made Me Do It

Coping with Satanism: Rumor, Reality, and Controversy
Ottens and Myer
1998

Submitter: Ok, this book actually contains some interesting facts about satanism, but the cover is just incredibly silly.  I also kind of got the impression that the authors were trying to fill pages here (ie there is a section regarding the satanic influences of Dungeons and Dragons).  Though originally published in 1994, this revised edition is definitely a product of the “my child is listening to Marilyn Manson and possibly conducting animal sacrifice in the backyard” era.

Holly: Is Satanism something to be “coped” with?  Is it like learning to cope with chronic illness or the neighbor’s constantly barking dog?  I’d say it’s a little more serious than just an annoyance you have to cope with.

The customer reviews on Amazon.com are not very positive (although at least one of them was written by a self-proclaimed Satanist, so they’re not necessarily unbiased either).  My favorite line from the review written by CarrieB: “When you read this book, you’ll know just how easy it is to go from being a casual Iron Maiden fan to baby killer and grave-robber! Don’t say I didn’t warn you, sinner!”

Hey!  I listen to Iron Maiden!