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Wednesday, 30 May 2012


Jesus Harold Christ! Try to find this in your local school library..... and yet Understanding Human Behavior was a widely circulated series of textbooks. I don't know how often they were used in the classroom - if they were ever a required text for some sociology/psychology elective - however, I am still shocked that these things ended up on the shelves of school and public libraries.  Granted, the text within these books are rather tame, but the pictures within are amazingly provocative.

As the orgiastic nudes and goat-headed Beelzebub on the cover would indicate, this volume contains a few chapters on satanism...




"Satanism is alive and well and living with the wife swappers and pill poppers in suburbura" (page 2135)

Additional Photo pg. 2138 (NSFW)

I personally find the satanism shtick pretty pathetic, really.  More of an excuse to get to humping than anything else.  That being said, I find the movies back then that scared me the most often had satanic themes - The Exorcist, Rosemary's Baby, The Omen.... and I could list more obscure ones like Black Candles (aka Los Ritos Sexuales del Diablo and Escalofrío -aka Satan's Blood) that sure disturbed the hell out of me.  There's definitely something there on a primal level that chills the blood..... even if it was just an excuse to get chicks naked and ready to bump.


This illustration is taken from a chapter which has nothing to do with satanism (although, I'm definitely getting the satan vibe here):

 "Leftover Rite: Like a moth drawn to a flame, the loser in love is irresistibly attracted to the wrong sort of woman.  Never learning from his mistakes, he homes in on the harpy who is guranteed to give him heartache, and he always ends up getting his wings burned." (pg. 2153)

I found this chapter boring and uninspired; however, the image intrigues me.  Is that Laura Gemser? Remember the chick from those Emmanuel movies and those Women In Prison flicks? That can't be her popping up in this pop psychology textbook, can it?


"In the morning he's just about recovered.  Makes it out of bed OK but a crowded commuter train begins to take a toll of his energy.  Has to work flat out at work to impress his boss and get that promotion.  Must keep up with the boys so he tanks up at the bar.  But the day's not done, and worry drives him back to the desk.  No wonder he's got nothing but snores for the wife he adores." (pg. 2123)


"The rape complex is more common, according to psychologists, than people suppose.  While she says "No!" she secretly eggs him on." (pg. 2057)

That's just what your potential rapist needs to read, isn't it? A textbook says a lot more women than you think actually want to be raped.

Now, if you'll excuse me. I've got to splash my face with cold water and wash the memory of this book away.

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