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The Gentleman Downstairs


Image of The Gentleman Downstairs

These parables and fables embody wicked insights found in literature by Anton LaVey and Peter Gilmore from the Church of Satan.

Like Gilmore did in his Satanic Scriptures, I’m using the word ‘parables’ as an intentionally theatrical oxymoron. Parables have been so tied to Christian teachings that I wanted to try and decouple the two; since at its root, a parable is simply a short allegorical story. I included fables because many of the characters in the pieces are animals or inanimate objects.

The first part of the site’s title is taken from Blanche Barton‘s introduction to Mr. LaVey’s Satan Speaks! On page xii, Barton remarks that Mr. LaVey’s looks and bearing reflected the image of the ‘Gentleman Downstairs.’