Purging Talon Executive Director, Matt G. Paradise discusses Subterranean SINema, public access television, and controversial programming. Fall 2002.
Purging Talon Executive Director, Matt G. Paradise is featured in a pictorial entitled “Satanic Family Values” in the latest issue of Old Nick Magazine. Shot by the inimitable Paul Smalley (who is currently restoring his 19th century mansion in Iowa), the article showcases a few rakish gents of note in the infamous Church of Satan. From the publisher:
“Old Nick Magazine and its website were created for the forgotten man… the man who longs for the time of the genuine gentleman with a dark bent. The sophisticated gent who demonstrates manners and grace in every circumstance whether he’s at a formal affair or a ball game. We’re here for the man who loves women with curves, and who feel, smell and act like women. Welcome all you who are rogues, libertines and voluptuaries at heart”
The “Hell It’s Hot” summer issue (which also contains lots of pictures of naked women as well as articles on food, culture, art, sex and more) can be purchased either in print or digital form (there’s even an app for that!) at the issue’s MagCloud page. Back issues are available here. Official website for Old Nick is here (NSFW).
Many fine, upstanding citizens enjoy our books so much that they take the plunge and post enthusiastic reviews of them to Amazon, something I’ve been encouraging in place of merely e-mailing or PM-ing us the same sentiments where no one else can read them and, thus, make a more informed buying decision. Reviews are important, and I appreciate the following individuals for actively helping Purging Talon with their positive and very public opinions.
Whether you identify as an atheist, freethinker, Objectivist, misanthropist, social darwinist, rational hedonist, or just a general non-conformist, you’ll find no shortage of devilishly lovable quotes in this book. There’s certainly no shortage of religion bashing quotes, but that’s far from being the only subject. The quotes are arranged alphabetically by author, and the topic index makes it easy to look up a theme and find a slew of relevant quotes.
The editor also stresses the point that a good quote is a good quote, regardless of who it comes from, so to whine “Why is Fredrick Douglas in this book?!? He was a Christian!” is to miss the point. These are all well-selected quotes, whether they come from ancient philosophers or modern rock stars. They show the world and life as they truly are, not “ought” to be. In a world where most people seem to praise conformity, mediocrity, and outdated religious dogma, the kinds of quotes here become quite “Satanic” to the status quo indeed.
I found this book insightful, humorous and informative. Not only is it a fun read, some might even find it enlightening. This book is compiled into the perfect format; you can dig in and read it cover to cover in one sitting or savor it a few pages at a time on your daily commute. As the title may suggest, an open mind might be essential to buying this book, however, it is certainly not a prerequisite to one’s appreciating it.
Read more from these reviews and leave your own on this title at the Amazon review page for The Book of Satanic Quotations.
In 2002, Purging Talon had released the first edition of The Book of Satanic Quotations. Now, six years later, it is available in a new SECOND EDITION… professionally bound, color cover, fully indexed, and with many more authors and quotes than its predecessor. Also contains classic illustrations of devilry from the past 500+ years and a special new introduction by Purging Talon Executive Director, Matt G. Paradise, a Magister in the Church of Satan and author of Bearing The Devil’s Mark.
Over two millennia and over 400 authors including such notables as Aristotle, Asimov, Byron, Churchill, Dickenson, Einstein, Emerson, Hegel, Ingersoll, LaVey, Mencken, Nietzsche, Rand, Shakespeare, Twain and many more providing insight, witticisms and thought congruent with the Satanic philosophy.
[more information at the TBoSQ Ordering Page]
“[Bearing The Devil’s Mark] is a well-wrought and welcome volume! [The author] emerges from these gathered musings as a starkly misanthropic curmudgeon, and [his] tart observations are just the proper lashes deserved by the objects of [his] attention. Bravo!”
– Peter H. Gilmore, High Priest of the
Church of Satan, and author of The Satanic Scriptures
“…in this entire book there is not a single moment when [the author’s] perception was off in the slightest way… [he has the] ability to explore the Satanic philosophy and convey nuances of it with the utmost clarity and precision. It’s all absolutely spot-on, like a pure high note held by a world famous opera star.”
– Peggy Nadramia, High Priestess of the Church of Satan
Not Like Most releases its 17th issue with more of the best in Satanic thought. As usual, NLM gives you the lowdown on what the Church of Satan’s most productive members are up to in our On The Infernal Front column. Mediabolica brings you plenty of Satanic media reviews, including all of the relevant books released during 2007 — the Year of Satanic Literature. We also have essays from Magister George Sprague, Reverend Bryan Moore, Reverend Colonel Akula, Magister James Sass, and others spanning topics such as atheism, the Internet, Ed Wood, adventurism, work, and more. Also included is an interview with the men behind the CoS member-only record label, Black House Tribute Records; parody ads from “Father Christopher;” an excerpt from Magister Paradise’s book, Bearing The Devil’s Mark; and a stirring tribute to the memory of Warlock Krowklaws from Bill M. Get your copy today!