Anton Szandor La Vey's Biography (Books) (Photos)
Anton Szandor LaVey (11 April 1930 - 29 October 1997) was the founder of the first Satanic church in America in 1966 on Walpurgisnacht day and was the former High Priest of the Church of Satan. LaVey was also a writer, occultist, musician, and actor. He is the author of The Satanic Bible and the founder of Satanism, a synthesized system of his understanding of human nature and the insights of philosophers who advocated materialism and individualism, for which he claimed no "supernatural inspiration". LaVey viewed "Satan" not as a literal deity or entity, but as an historic and literary figure symbolic of Earthly values.