Yes, Virginia, there are Satanic cults in modern day America, committing the most heinous of crimes. The books listed here approach the issue from a secular viewpoint. In the words of Carl Rashke, Satanism should be seen as a "sophisticated and highly effective motivational system for the spread of violence and cultural terrorism."
The Family by Ed Sanders 1971 A much different take on the Manson Family than was presented by hack prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi in Helter Skelter, detailing the numerous Satanic cult connections of the Family.
Unspeakable Acts by Jan Hollingsworth 1986
Hollingsworth provides a lengthy and exceptionally well documented look at a multiple perpetrator/multiple victim childcare ritual abuse case in Florida.
The Ultimate Evil by Maury Terry 1987
A well documented and terrifying account of the Son of Sam and Manson murders, and why they weren't what they appeared to be. Read this in conjunction with Acid Dreams and The Family and try to connect all the dots.
Cults That Kill by Larry Kahaner 1988
Investigative reporter Kahaner talked to law enforcement personnel across the country about their experiences investigating occult crime; many of them had stories to tell.
Ritual Abuse by Kevin Marron 1988
Journalist Marron followed the 'Canadian McMartin' case for eighteen months, resulting in an invaluable expose of a ritual abuse case that ended in convictions; among other things, he found possible connections to the Process Church.
Painted Black by Carl A. Raschke, Ph.D. 1990
The director of the Institute for Humanities at the University of Denver traces the intricate connections between key members of the Satanist, White Supremacist, and Fascist movements.
Enslaved by Gordon Thomas 1991
This book, written by a well respected author of dozens of better-known titles, tells "The chilling modern-day story of abduction and abuse in the global trafficking of men, women and children."
Mortal Remains by Henry Scammell 1991
A well documented case of Satanic ritual crime in a small, picture-perfect Massachusetts town. Like the other books listed here, this is a deeply disturbing work.
The Franklin Cover-Up by John Decamp 1992
Nebraska State Senator DeCamp documents the crimes of a pedophilic cult composed of Omaha's political and business elite, and the cover-up that left a trail of dead witnesses.
Raising Hell by Michael Newton 1993
Author Newton has structured his book as an encyclopedia of Satanic crime, providing a valuable reference book for any serious student of the occult underground.
The New Satanists by Linda Blood 1994
A former mistress of Temple of Set founder and U.S. intelligence asset Col. Michael Aquino details the Nazi connections and ideological basis of Anton LeVay's Church of Satan and its various offshoots, including the Temple of Set and the Werewolf Order (run by LeVay's daughter Zeena).
Unholy Alliance by Peter Lavenda 1995
An invaluable book that details a rarely noted aspect of the Third Reich - its occult underpinnings, including the connections to American and British occult groups and to modern day neo-Nazi, skinhead, and Satanist groups.
Cover-Up of the Century by Daniel Ryder 1996
Ryder provides an overview of a variety of documented cases of Satanic cult crime, and the massive cover-ups that have kept these stories under wraps.
Satan's High Priest by Judith Spencer 1997
A revealing look behind the scenes at the day-to-day workings of the Satanic cult infrastructure of a small town, told by the daughter of the cult's high priest.
Psychic Dictatorship in the U.S.A. and Virtual Government by Alex Constantine 1995 & 1997
In a field riddled with disinformation, Constantine is the most credible researcher of CIA/Satanic/fascist mind control operations.