About Anton LaVey:
Anton Szandor LaVey was an American author, carnival and circus performer, musician and occultist. He was the founder of the Church of Satan and the religion of modern Satanism. He authored several books including The Satanic Bible, The Satanic Rituals, The Satanic Witch, The Devil's Notebook, and Satan Speaks!. LaVey was labeled many things by journalists, religious detractors and Satanists alike, including "The Father of Modern Satanism", "The Black Pope", and the "evilest man in the world".
It is one thing to accept something intellectually, but to accept the same thing emotionally is an entirely different matter. The one thing psychiatry cannot fill is man's inherent need for emotionalizing through dogma. Man needs ceremony and ritual,...Anton LaVey