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Anton LaVey

To: alt.satanism
From: (Xeper)
Subject: Re: Anton LaVey (DR.or NOT?)
Date: 13 May 1997 16:28:46 GMT

In article <5l9acc$re7$3@bigboote.WPI.EDU>, geezer@WPI.EDU wrote:

>The little intro to The Satanic Bible (at least in my edition, which I 
>think is the newest) says that LaVey decided to drop out of highschool.

Burton Wolfe's 1974 "biography" [I think that both it and _Secret Life of
Satanist_ are probably autobiographies attributed to Wolfe & Barton
respectively] states that he dropped out of high school in his Junior

Lawrence Wright in _Rolling Stone_ 9/5/91: "According to the San Francisco
Police Department, no one named Howard or Anton LaVey or Levey ever
worked for the force, nor does City College have a record of his
Frank Moser, a retired police officer who worked in the photo department
during that time, says that LaVey was never in that department under any

>I myself always wondered about the "Doctor" title that you see once in


>If not by this, how should one address Anton LaVey? "Reverend"?
>Or would that be the last thing you'd want to call him?

In the original Church of Satan we toyed with "Irreverend" for the
Priesthood, but decided that it would sound flippant. So "Reverend"
was used for Priests & Priestesses III*, "Magister" for Masters of
the Cavern/Temple/Grand Master IV*, and "Magus" for Magus V*
(Anton's degree). You could legitimately address him as "Magus
LaVey" on that criterion.

Michael A. Aquino, Ph.D.

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