SATAN'S POWER: A DEVIANT PSYCHOTHERAPY CULT, by William Sims Bainbridge - 1978 [DJ]


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Satan's Power: A Deviant Psychotherapy Cult

by William Sims Bainbridge

Berkeley, Los Angeles and London:  University of California Press, 1978  

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition, with a VERY GOOD DJ.

  • Burgundy cloth covers are mostly clean, with gilt title on spine.
  • Boards show some discoloration at edges.  Corners are sharp.   
  • Spine has gilt text and is bright with bumped head end and frayed foot.  See photos.  
  • Binding is strong.  
  • End papers/ pastedowns show little to no sign of age or wear.
  • Interior is gently age-toned, exhibits some marginal toning.  
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Text block edges have some foxing.  See photos.
  • Illustrated DJ has some edgewear, chipped corners, bumping and small chips along head edge,sunning on spine, is price-clipped on front return.
  • PS2023.0315

312 pages. 6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 0-520-03546-1

A "rare view inside a deviant secret society," (flap) this volume by a sociologist is described as an "analytical ethnography and psychohistory."  A from-the inside study of The Process Church of the Final Judgment (Time magazine, 9/6/1971), which the author dubs The Power.  Formed from an informal group in 1963, The Power grew and spread in chapters around the world until it dissolved in schism in 1974.

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