The following is a letter from Zeena LaVey to Michael Aquino in which our sister tells all

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The following is a letter from Zeena LaVey to Michael Aquino in which our sister tells all: RADIO WEREWOLF Ministry of Propaganda & Public Enlightenment 30 December 1990/XXVAS Dear Dr. Aquino: With the dawning of a new year, I felt this to be an ideal time to communicate some thoughts to you that I trust shall bring about a new awareness in many regards. First of all, you should be aware that as of 30 April, 1990 (Anno XXV) I officially and ritually ended my position as Church of Satan representative-defender and daughter of Anton LaVey. This ritual brought all contact between myself and the Church of Satan, including my unfather, to a complete cessation. Although I felt it my responsibility as a sincere advocate of the unnamable forces we experience to attempt to fight off the Judeo-Christian hysteria of the '80s, I became too disgusted with the organization and the individual I was foolishly standing in for to continue this charade in "good" conscience. While I have no regrets in my battle with the forces of ignorance, and my own unswerving dedication to _my_ religion has only grown, I could no longer defend such an ungrateful and unworthy individual as the so-called Black Pope. I feel it is only just that I give credit where credit is due, and acknowledge that you have been quite correct about many aspects of the modus operandi of the Church of Satan's fearless leader. Essentially, he is a coward and could not possibly deal with the hostility that we have had to encounter in publicly defending our beliefs. Despite this repellent lack of warrior spirit or pride on his part, he was filled, and still is, with petty jealous criticism of my efforts. This was easy for him to do from the safe vantage point of the comfortable and risk-free easy chair we know he has lived in for decades. Besides my public appearances, I have also made many valuable and unprecedented contacts with police and law enforcement officials in the interest of providing more enlightened treatment of Satanists everywhere. Of course, the mighty "High Priest" succeeded in sabotaging these efforts to his own disadvantage, in addition to the disadvantage of all practicing magicians. I believe he is, through his ostrich-in-the-sand stance, a detriment to any attempt at halting the scapegoat fever that has entered all of "our" private lives. Indeed, his irresponsible laziness has repeatedly and ignorantly endangered my life as well as the lives of many who were misguided enough to support him. The most recent and blatant example of this may be found in the publication of the absurd catalogue of lies entitled _Secret Life of a Satanist_ by (as told to) Blanche Barton. This fluffy PR release masquerading as a book included, with typical irresponsibility, a photo of my son without ever seeking his or my permission. Like all of the self-serving bullshit printed in this volume, the malignant use of an innocent child to buttress a flagging reputation and self- esteem is a new low point in a career already dotted with depths. For your information, despite Barton's claim, Anton LaVey has never given "tutelage" of any sort to his grandson. In fact my son was shocked and angered at being hypocritically exploited by his grandfather's pathetic effort to portray himself as a loving family man. Furthermore, despite the fact that this biography was printed long after my resignation, Barton knowingly lied by perpetuating the idea that I have anything at all to do with CoS and its founder. If Barton chooses to spin other falsehoods about her subject's life, that's fine, but she has crossed the line by including my son and myself. You and I are both aware of the countless untruths contained in this book, but I felt you should be illuminated on points relating to myself (at least). Another fact conveniently not included is the common knowledge that as the co-director of the Werewolf Order, I have paved a unique path of my own inspired by the Western European magical tradition. These very European magical traditions, which I have always maintained as my own, are of more personal importance to me than the largely Eastern and negative Judeo-Christian imagery still so boringly peddled by the CoS. In the desire to appeal to the masses, Barton's book makes it glaringly clear that the real motive of the Church of Satan is to attract cash from "economic power brokers"; what other reason could justify the sickeningly repetitive flattery she (he) extends to Zionism, Bolshevism, and the state of Israel while safely negating any Norse or Teutonic mythology? Of course the reason Barton prefers to present me as loyal daughter and #1 fan is to obscure the fact that my real activities in the world are no longer connected to her mentor. The Werewolf Order is and always has been a sovereign entity. Those participants in our magical and public activities are now bound to a state of strict neutrality. Far from wishing to continue the pointless bickering and in-fighting, I speak for myself and the Werewolf Order in declaring that there is no use for these hollow animosities which can, after all, be no part of a truly initiated world view. Under the aegis of Radio Werewolf, my music, writings, videos, and performances are expressions of my _personal_ magical vision. Any other claim concerning my activities is purely to feed the parasitic hunger of that which you have dubbed "the Kennel". While we may find some theological differences in our approach, I know you are sincere in your beliefs and have continued to publicly defend them, for which I congratulate you. Laying aside these differences, I'm sure you can comprehend the deeper and more intangible aspects of all of this. My unfather should never have carelessly tampered with the authentic forces of darkness that he now idiotically believes are his own creation. In fact, many times he has implied that he regrets opening the "Pandora's box" of Satanism. I have seen first-hand what his insincere and cynical approach to these nameless cthonic powers can do to one shaky and uncertain ego. _I_ was born a Satanist; my unfather was raised in the mundane world of humankind where he remains. He unwittingly served as the agent of the true daemonic energy needed to sire me as a genuine magical child. I have never seen any evidence that he honestly believes in the force whom he has for so long exploited as a "good gimmick". Nevertheless he did succeed in attracting the ideal sorceress needed for my conception. My mother, a natural magician as incarnation of Diana the Huntress, was the driving force of the most positive aspects of the Church of Satan. As you are aware, her design of many of the magical insignias of the Church, her organizational and administrative abilities, her uncredited contributions to the _Satanic Bible_ and _Rituals_, and her charisma are but some of the elements that proved her to be the backbone of what was once a vital entity. As duality is a necessary dynamic in any form of progress, it is mathematically easy to see that when one portion of the duality is repelled, the other collapses into passivity. I am the living essence of this particular duality maintained at its peak. In light of all of the factors herein, I also officially severed my given surname and now prefer to be known only as Zeena. As I feel naturally aristocratic, I also have no need for the empty titles of Magistra or High Priestess that have been bandied about and fought over. Anton LaVey has degraded his own claimed religion, his family, his supporters too often and too ignorantly. He created a monster in me, for perhaps I am too serious about all this for the likes of the High Priest who would prefer movie stars and "expensive" restaurants to any meaningful magical experience. In the end the "balance factor" he smugly refers to will be his ultimate undoing, for the cosmic cards are stacked against him. We shall see where this monster leads. My last word on this tiresome subject relates to the film _Sunset Boulevard_. You will recall the aging silent star portrayed by Gloria Swanson. Indeed LaVey has shown himself to be the Norma Desmond of Satanism, lost in decadent, nostalgic reverie, glaring into the camera one last time, announcing, "I'm ready for my close- up now, Mr. Bougas." Tango music _up_. Fade to black. I close this in hopes of ending any lingering antagonisms between us, and to leave this psychic vampire behind us. By imparting this to you, I trust it will be of service to all dedicated travelers of the Left-Hand Path. May this letter bring a longstanding, unresolved chord to its end with best wishes for the coming new year. In the Promethean flame, Zeena


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