The charges were all eventually dropped. Media coverage during the trial tended to side with the prosecutors, and often singled out the Church of Satan as the culprit. This led Zeena to volunteer to serve as the Church of Satan's first spokesperson. In a September interview, Zeena recalled,. Zeena also appeared on the Sally Jessy Raphael Show , alongside her husband, debating several Christians who were invited onto the program to expound their own religious views.
She was also interviewed in the legendary broadcast of "Devil Worship: Exposing Satan's Underground" released by Geraldo Rivera in Zeena sat alongside Michael A. She also called the testimony of claimants involved into question, asking them rhetorically why, if people were being forced to give birth to babies for sacrificial rituals, no remains had ever been found.
She toured the U. Most of the appearances were made at the behest of the Church of Satan as its spokesperson.
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In , while promoting the book, Zeena appeared with her then husband Nikolas Schreck not a member of the COS in an interview with televangelist Bob Larson, during which they both refuted any Satanic criminal ties, and pressed Larson on his own ideals, stating that it was hypocritical of him to endorse such claims by Christians, pointing out the Christian background of many criminals, and violent acts within Christian history, such as the crusades.
In a March interview televised by Network Awesome, Zeena spoke for the first time on camera about her experiences with media during the "Satanic Panic" years. In Pursuit of Satan began the wave of authoritative reports debunking the Satanic Panic. Much of what Hicks gleaned from Zeena's dialogs with him was included in this treatise. Prior to Zeena's dialogs and meetings with government agencies, police and law enforcement had only a very limited knowledge of Satanism.
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In , the FBI issued an official report refuting the criminal conspiracy theories of this time. According to Zeena's official web site, "In the process of defending the Church of Satan from these unfounded claims in the U. As she toured the United States on behalf of the Church of Satan, Zeena's crisis of faith reached its highpoint when she learned that most of her father's self-created legend was based on lies and that many of his works were plagiarized.
When jealousy and spite motivated Anton LaVey and his administrator Densley-Barton to actually endanger Zeena's life, she could no longer continue to cover up her progenitor's true character in good conscience. This behind the scenes tension should be kept in mind when viewing or hearing Zeena's interviews from that time.
According to Zeena's homepage, remaining members of the Church of Satan and her estranged family "reacted to her resignation by indulging in a typical cult-like character assassination campaign against her. After her renunciation of the Church of Satan, Zeena Schreck severed use of her born name "LaVey" and legally changed her last name, for all official matters, to "Schreck". In a December 30, open letter to Michael A.
Aquino of the Temple of Set, she stated: "In light of all of the factors herein, I also officially severed my given surname [LaVey] 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. Zeena began to pursue ancient religious practices relating to the Egyptian god Seth and Sethianism.
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Beatdom 10 Beatdom 10 by David S. Wills ,. Michael Hendrick Editor. Kitty Bruce Contributor. Zeena Schreck Contributor. Nikolas Schreck Contributor. Beatdom 10 is the religion issue, which contains essays about Jack Kerouac's back-and-forth between Catholicism and Buddhism, the role of religion in Tristessa, and William S.
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Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Literary lycanthrope and Left-Hand path scholar Nikolas Schreck's critical but fair and somewhat flattering letter to deceased alpha-beat W. Burroughs is easily the most entertaining, erudite, and Burroughs-literate writing in this somewhat interesting albeit uneven issue of Beatdom. I also enjoyed Mrs.