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Pacts with the Devil and LaVey

To: alt.satanism
From: (Dr. Michael A. Aquino)
Subject: Re: Pacts with the Devil and LaVey
Date: 04 Mar 2000 18:46:58 GMT

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In article <89q43t$>, wrote:

>what were the basic contents of LaVey's personal Pact?
>Do you have a copy or know its content to quote?

No to all of the above. I saw the one-page, completely
ASLV-handwritten document only momentarily
when he was going through the items in the strongbox.
I remember its title - "My Pact" - because it seemed so
stark. I did not think it polite to ask to read it, since
it was evidently a personal magical working.

>what do you think his motivation was in making
>such a pact?

Again this remains speculation. I do know that Anton
set store by "the power of the word": that a certain
magical bridge is crossed if you write or state something
for the record rather than just carrying it around in
your head as a "feeling". My guess is that via such a
document he made no "bargain" in the Faustian
tradition of "pacts with the Devil", but simply made
a statement of loyalty to Satan and determination
to build and protect his Church.

I also think that it would have been quite in keeping
with such a document - a form of personal oath - to
keep it private.

>what do you think he intended his pact to be made with?

Satan as he perceived the Prince of Darkness to be
at the time.

>or was it a publicity stunt?

I don't think so, since I'm not aware of any publicity,
or even public reference to it by him. And as another
poster has pointed out, Anton's public position [in the
_SB_] was that pacts were unnecessary, though in
this context he was clearly referring to the Faustian
"bargain"-kind of pact.

Michael A. Aquino
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