Having read very little LaVey I’m starting to generate a hypothesis of how he works: be a bit of an edgelord, be wrong a bunch of the time, anyone who sticks round long enough to find the bits where he’s RIGHT will dissect them thoroughly in order to disprove them, then be suitably impressed with their own fruitless labour.
And suitably I don’t know whether to be disgusted or impressed which probably means I’m begrudgingly impressed?
@grimmware How much Gary Lachman have you read? Pick up a copy of Turn Off Your Mind if you can. Excellent history books or culture and the occult. Good chapter on LaVey too.