The Satan hunter By Thomas W. Wedge



Tom Wedge is one of the leading experts in the United States concerning Satanism and the occult. He has written The Satan Hunter to assist law enforcement agencies and to reveal to the general public the diabolical battle that is going on with this unseen force that affects every segment of our society. Tom says, Before anyone can fully understand the practitioner of Satanism, they must first understand the spiritual warfare that has been going on since Satan's fall. If we are going to fight the enemy, we must have a battle plan. Unless we know and understand all we can about the enemy.

Remember - It Does Not Matter What You Believe, It's What They Believe That Makes Them Dangerous. Tom and his wife, Brenda, have traveled nationwide conducting seminars on the topics of Satanism before thousands of people in law enforcement, college campuses, churches and civic groups. They have appeared on a number of radio and TV talk show programs. * Learn the true story of Sean Sellers- the 16-year-old killer of his mother and stepfather!

*Learn the origins of Satan, The Church of Satan, recruitment tactics and sacrifice rituals!

* Learn what a Black Mass service really is, and the impact the Santeria is having on the United States!

* Learn about Satanic symbols, colors, books and worship!

* Learn what witches really have to say about their craft!

* Learn about the religion that is sweeping the United States! The Satan hunter

As a Lutheran pastor I recognize the value of a book that takes a serious look at satanism and witchcraft in our country. Wedge attempts such a book but the results are mixed.

First, the book is not well organized. The chapters do not flow logically from one another. Instead they seem to be a series of loosely related topics. More than once information and opinions were repeated in different sections of the book.

Wedge also quoted extensively from other resources and from individuals whom he had interviewed. This was both a strength and a weakness. As a strength it allowed you to hear from the teen convicted of murder about his time in Satan worship and from the organizer of a group opposing D&D because of its demonic subject matter and from pagans or Wiccans describing their beliefs and their opinions about Satanist.

But it was also a weakness because Wedge never clearly sets forth his take on what the dangers are. A book written with a biblical understanding of the devil and his powers could be a profitable look at witchcraft (cf. Siegbert Becker's Wizards that Peep). I could also find value in a book approached from the point of view of a law enforcement officer that doesn't care if the Satanist's beliefs are true, but merely wants to understand how those beliefs will affect his behavior. Wedge seems to split the difference--acknowledging there is a devil but not weighing in on whether this group or that are actually in contact with him.

Finally, this book is dated. That's not a bad thing. Written in the mid-1980's it discusses D&D and heavy metal music. I could have asked for a more in depth analysis of these concerns, but it does split the difference between hysterical claims against these things and blithely ignoring the concerns their imagery and subject matter raise. The Satan hunter Interesting. I found out that everything I like is Satanic (D&D, Dead Kennedys, Ozzy, AC/DC, Bob Marley, Ayn Rand, etc...), so the fact I'm writing a review and not currently sacrificing a goat is a miracle in itself. I'd be interested in seeing an updated version of this, just to see what else leads to full-frontal devil worship: Harry Potter, Twilight, reality shows, Taylor Swift, One Direction...? The Satan hunter Upon observing the cover, which is black, with the title written large in red, the A's uncrossed & a devil's tail on the S, the most noticeable incongruity is the pentagram thereon-----distorted into three pieces. This makes a rather good metaphoric illustration that represents people's misperception about Satanism. Only when they approach the subject with a logical attitude, unbiased & open-minded, will the pentagram rectify, so Baphomet may come shining through, & the geometrical masterpiece becomes fully revealed.

You may recognize the corpulent author from Rivera's 1988 sensationalistic BS nerve-tapper, axe-job, desecration of journalism, exposing Satan's underground, where Tom was wedged into a seat next to sean sellout. Somebody's been over-indulging in the sin of gluttony, I see!

Like many of these kinds of books, this one is also filed mostly with other peoples' research, rehashed & recycled, & put together into a prejudicial manner, with cheap shots inserted here & there. Most of the time, wedgie is a good boy, as The Church of Satan's philosophies are correctly quoted, but then comes the low-blow, lacking maturity in writing. wedgie frequently mixes the truth with ignorance & misconception. Many times, over-emphasizing some facet or object of an investigation, seeking to accredit it with more significance than it merits, with the hope of bestowing it with some exciting substance, as if he is keeping himself interested by creating personally projective meanings. One can really tell this book was written by a hick who believes all the juvenile fantasies that come his way. After all, why would children lie? How convenient & advantageous that Salem has been forgotten! In case it was, Wenatchee WA is a reminder! It figures. Two historical slaps in the face, & still the other cheek is offered, retaining its passive ignorance. Throughout the book, he states that the Satanists prey on the vulnerable & confused, the weak of mind. This is utterly ridiculous. For to do so would go against the very principle of Satanism, which is THE PATH OF THE STRONG, THE WAYS OF THE MIGHTY. If you are not Strong enough to pull yourself up, then you might as well roll over & die, & do yourself a favor. KILL YOURSELF!

The fact is, BLINDLIGHT religions, especially xianity, are guilty of preying on the weak & worthless, recruiting them as eternal slaves to a foolosophy of poverty {so they won't feel bad with the nothing they have}, weakness, stupidity, purposeful ignorance, & justified mediocrity. Their whole business depends upon the broken-willed, the desperately poor, the terminally ill, the mentally sick, the dysfunctional, etc., etc. ... THEY target such inferiors, WE DO NOT! Wherever misery festers, is where jesus dwells. Wherever success, indulgence, creativity, fullness of life, & wealth is found, Satan reigns supreme.

Another amusing give-away to wedgie's intellectual caliber, is with his opinion of Aleister Crowley's work. He calls it intellectual mumbo-jumbo, which leads the adept to draw the OBVIOUS conclusion, that since wedgie cannot comprehend the mystical teachings, he criticizes them. He cannot admit to his inability to ascertain Crowley's theories & practices.

The Satan Hunter is a predictable & simplistic mono-tome written by an opportunist, who, instead of presenting a work of factualized research, instead pounds out another cheap version of The Malleus Maleficarum. But the hammer's head has fallen off, & hit wedgie in the face---and it shows.

Satanism has never claimed to be anyone's saviour, anymore than it has claimed to be anyone's destroyer. People do that of their own accord. Instead, Satanism elucidates One's own potential, One's inherent divinity. Then it is up t The Satanist them self to apply the philosophy, which he or she had already been naturally doing anyway. The Satanic Bible asserts direction to those who may otherwise be misled by xian mythologies.

wedgie also does not seem to comprehend that modern-day Satanists are in no part related to the afore-mentioned mythology. He does not seem to understand the semantics of Our Religion. He is shackled to the propaganda & programming of xian stuporstition. Wishful thinking. Satanic Statement #9 says it all.

In defense of Our Black Pope, & a rebuttal against the fool hearty comments of that weakan who stated that the Dr. could not be trusted, & of He being two-faced, & so forth, she is definitely not in touch with the pulse of Satanism. Making ignorant statements seems to be all the rage throughout The Satan Hunter. The truth is, that Dr. LaVey follows His Satanic Philosophy 109%, which is based on naturalism, hedonism, humanism, & psychology, merging with a primal religion that serves every level of existence. LaVey's ideology is on the front lines in the war against hypocrisy, mediocrity, & repression. Certainly, Satanism is more natural than weaka could ever be, & nakedness has nothing to do with it.

These blindlighters have always been hung-up on LaVey, whether they wish to admit it or not. He seems to have always been the focal point of their fears. Their adamant denials, getting their wreaths in a bunch, only proves it further. Such sun-bunny prey fear The Darkside, & any denial or suppression of the recognition of Shadow Forces, only sublimates the demonic deep within themselves even further. Thus stimulating more self-delusion, & frustration of their unbalanced psyches. And prancing about under the neo-pagan moon only makes makes them look silly.

Small minds cannot fully comprehend the genius of Satanism. Satanists are criticized by unlearned generalities, & fear-spawned cowardly minds. Blindlighters think they fight a war, & expend efforts to battle that which comes natural to The Children of Darkness. We hardly bat an eye, as we flick the pseudo-Satanic, the smug weakan, & the ignorant xian alike, as the scabs that they are.

For every alleged accusation leveled against Satanism, they inflict ten-times more harm upon humanity. All that needs be done, is to study their bloody histories, & observe how those foolosophies continue to mislead countless mutlitudes into their fanciful worlds of Oz. The environment may change, but their games persist. For in an effort to be righteous, they have become the most rotten of all animals.

The Satan Hunter is yet another assembly-line, so-called documentary book, which ultimately, is more of a fiction-novel, a series of folk-tales designed to inspire paranoia, & to feed wedgie's diet. To fatten the gastropod's wallet as much as his gut.

If this book does accomplish anything, it is in exhibiting just how stupid people can be. The Satan hunter