Delve into the many aspects of the evolving archetype of Lucifer, from his multifaceted creation to his almost endearing charm on today's world stage. Explore myths and legends of not only Satan, but what Lucifer represents in our culture and the effects it has had over the centuries-from dogmatic repression of pagan beliefs to the fervor during the heights of the "Satanic Panic" of the 1980s and 1990s.
Examine the defense of old Nick by the Romantic writers and Anton LaVey's Church of Satan, as well as literature and film's role in redefining his ever-changing guise. Learn the aspects of his origins and see what has been borrowed from other faiths to shape our mental picture of the being known as The Devil. Suspend preconceived notions and look at the evolution of this mythic persona from his origin up to modern times. Find out if the Devil made you do it...
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Occult researcher and Gothic fantasy artist E. R. Vernor, best known to his fans under the pen name Corvis Nocturnum, has owned an occult shop for several years while he maintained office as the Vice President of the Fort Wayne Pagan Alliance, a faith tolerance organization and acted as Vendor Director/Coordinator for Pagan Pride Day in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He has done lectures at various events all over Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois on the subjects in his first book Embracing the Darkness; Understanding Dark Subcultures, which details the truth and crossover of alternative lifestyles, gaining the attention of readers all over the world. The grand and great-grandson of a Mason remains involved in bringing about public awareness to Goth culture, witchcraft and Satanismï¿½s true nature at conventions and universities, by being an invited speaker at the 2006 World Religions Seminar at the Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne, and the guest panelist for the 2010 Kheperu Open House where he enlightened the convention attendees the misconceptions on Satanism. He has also been a consultant for A& Eï¿½s Paranormal States episode Satanï¿½s Soldier. He has been an active voice in many dark communities, promoting public awareness on various issues, such as ethics, and explaining away stereotypes as host of his own radio show, Embrace the Dark and as a guest of a multitude of online radio shows. The author has had appearances in magazines such as the October 2009 Penthouse Magazine article interview on sex and Satanism, and he occasionally is a writer for Dark Resurrected Magazine. Corvis Nocturnum/E.R. Vernor is a May 2010 graduate with Presidents List Honor Roll from Brown Mackie College, with dual associatesï¿½ degrees in Business Management and Criminal Justice. In his free time he enjoys oil painting works of fantasy, pagan, and gothic artwork. He is the co-founder and publisher of Dark Moon Press, while working on new books including Satanï¿½s Minions: A Guide to Fallen Angels, Demons and other Dark Creatures.Corvis Nocturnum can be reached for questions and appearances at: email@example.com or to written mail via P.O. Box 11496, Fort Wayne, IN 46858.