With the release of the films Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter, The Girl Can’t Help It, The Wayward Bus, and Playgirl After Dark, Jayne Mansfield took America and the world by storm as the most celebrated and renowned actress of the silver screen. In the three years since Mansfield made her debut on Broadway, she had become the most celebrated and controversial actress in a decade. As America’s reigning platinum blonde, her publicity exceeded that of even Elizabeth Taylor. Mansfield appeared on the covers of more than 500 magazines throughout her lifetime. Her image as the new ‘Queen of Sex’ was notorious not only around the nation, but also around the world. In 1960 she topped all press polls for having more words about her in print than anyone else in the world. In fact, the world’s press awarded Jayne the title of “World’s No. 1 Sex Symbol.”
At a time when most of the nation was still somewhat conservative, she attempted to do all in her power to liberate men and women from the moralities that governed them. Her movies sought to exploit sexuality in new and risqué ways considered perverse in the 50’s and 60’s. She was one of the first to break the taboo of no nudity in her films, which became the forerunners for the ‘swinging sex films’ of the 1970’s. What few people realize is that Jayne Mansfield was a full-blown Satanist who worshipped the Devil and relied upon his power for her success. Appropriately, her image graces the cover of Satanist Kenneth Anger’s Hollywood Babylon, which documents the web of depravity found in the movie industry.
Before becoming a disciple of Anton LaVey, Mansfield held a strong interest in the supernatural. According to May Mann, Mansfield’s best friend of 12 years, Mansfield pursued astrology, religious cults, was fascinated with Satanism and the occult, and engaged in bizarre behavior such as wandering around graveyards and cemeteries.
Following an introduction to LaVey’s Church of Satan, Mansfield insisted on meeting him. Upon their meeting, Mansfield came to embrace all of the Satanic doctrines, as well as pledged membership to the Church of Satan. Mansfield had a custom pink and black Baphomet medallion made for her, and as an avid promoter of Satanism even wore it to the 1966 San Francisco Film Festival. Mansfield’s perseverance and determination within the Church soon escalated her to the position of High Priestess. This honor came with a certificate that she had framed and proudly hung in her bedroom. To compliment her occult studies, she also enveloped herself in witchcraft and black magic.
According to LaVey, Mansfield would plead with him for Satanic blessings and curses, calling him several times a day for blessings on her work. When Jayne’s son was seriously wounded, Lavey was sought after and responded by saying “I give you my word, I will do everything in my power.” LaVey said that he called on Satan to save the boy. Jayne again vowed “eternal gratitude” when further complications arose and LaVey was requested to summon Satan for assistance. A ritual was promptly conducted for Satan’s blessing.
Jayne’s friends all insist that her greatest desire was to be in the movies. As LaVey’s disciple, she was encouraged to trust in Satan for her wishes and desires. Eyewitnesses speak of Mansfield’s full compliance to evil- “stretching out nude upon the altar of the Black Mass,… opening herself up to the devil,” and “asking LaVey for help in strengthening her career.” More than anything else Mansfield wanted success as a moviestar. LaVey told Mansfield:
“the Devil has supreme power on this earth. If you want anything here, the Devil can give it to you if you join him.”
Mansfield increased her ravenous studies of Satanism. LaVey says:
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“Jayne was very proud of the fact that if she liked something enough, she would commit it to memory. At the time, The Satanic Bible was still in monograph form, and Jayne had poured over those pages until she knew most of it by heart.”
The Satanic Bible has 272 pages! Mansfield told LaVey that Satanism “was the only way of thinking she had ever found meaningful.”
Film critics often commented on Jayne’s natural abilities in front of the camera; LaVey however touted her natural abilities as a witch and Satanist. Her onscreen and off screen images were very intertwined. Onscreen she was alluring, voluptuous, and caused men everywhere to drool. The primary focus of the Church of Satan is the destruction of Christianity and it’s influence in society. As a Satanist, Mansfield’s desire was, as Mae West’s before her, to emancipate mankind from the Biblical concept that sex outside of marriage was sinful. These on and off screen messages through her stories definitely pay homage to her natural abilities as a Satanist. Thus, when Hollywood promoted Mansfield’s philosophies, they were really following LaVey’s.
Her role as a change agent is very apparent in her movies that were simply the vehicles to promote this freedom type of lifestyle. Her popularity and exposure added to her vast ability to affect so many people. Rules are not curses, as Satanists believe, but rather a blessing. Every driver realizes the importance of red lights when driving. To have a child or a loved one killed in an accident due to another person running a red light would be an incredible loss. However, what if the reason behind that person ran the red light was due to a blatant refusal to be subjected to a stoplight. They did not want to follow a rule, but rather wanted expression of their freedom and individuality. This would constitute a monstrous perversion of normalcy. Sadly, the masses are encountering spiritual wrecks of phenomenal proportions and suffering catastrophic fatalities due to their defiance to submit to Biblical guidance. The Biblical book of Proverbs warn against Mansfield’s philosophy of sexual freedom:
“For the commandment is a lamp, and the teaching is a light; and reproofs for discipline are the way of life, To keep you from the evil woman, From the smooth tongue of the adulteress.”
Young men and old, know that Satan hates a man who pursues righteous purity before God. He revels when he causes a man to rebel against God through sexual perversion. Mansfield actually sought to bring men to states of perversity by enticing them and whipping their lusts into a frenzied state. LaVey says: “Jayne unabashedly encouraged men to leer at her, to desire her. She reveled in the lusts she evoked in men.” Scripture warns about evil women who are pawns of sin and hunt for those who are pure:
"Do not desire her beauty in your heart, Nor let her catch you with her eyelids. For on account of a harlot, one is reduced to a loaf of bread, And an adulteress hunts for the precious life." –Proverbs 6:25,26
One does not have to be a member of the Church of Satan to be a Satanist. Simply rejecting God’s red lights and will for one’s life, and following after ones own will deposits that person on Satan’s side of the fence. What better way for Satan to instruct and plague the masses with his rebellion than to disseminate it through film to hundreds of millions of people at once? Crowley’s axiom of “Do What Thou Will Shall be the Whole of the Law” and his claims that “free sex” would mark the attitudes manifesting themselves in the New Age definitely were advocated by Mansfield. Crowley’s liberation of perverted free sex under the Antichrist were echoed by Mansfield:
“’I love sex…It should be animalistic, it should be sadistic, it should at times even be masochistic…There are few rules and moral conventions.’ ”
While Mansfield triumphed in her liberation of sex, in reality she was delivering them over to bondage; the Scriptures say sin "burns like a fire" and "leads to death." In order to bring people into bondage, sin first has to be dressed up to appear enticing enough to pursue and surrender to. Apropos, her New York critics said of her: "She sold sex better than any performer in the world." Their implication is that this transaction of antibiblical liberating messages occurred on the screen.
LaVey states concerning the purpose of the members of the Church of Satan:
“The idea is to free peoples minds and send them out among others…magicians who are working advanced Black Magic and influencing the outside world.”
Her seductions effectively lured the masses and even best friend May Mann named her as a “sorceress.”
For Mansfield’s millions of fans, her ultimate diabolical aims were indoctrination into Satanism through discarding Biblical principles. Jayne loved talking about Satanism and would attempt to proselytize others by reciting the works of various occultists, and in the words of LaVey, give his philosophies “huge build ups.” Jayne would telephone constantly to put people in touch with LaVey desiring that they too would adopt “the merits of Satanism.” LaVey says:
“They’d call from their table in a restaurant after they finished dinner. Before they got on the phone she’d give them a big build up: ‘This fellow is very big here, Anton, very influential. He can do you a lot of good. I’ve told him all about you…here he is now.’ I’d find myself giving a spontaneous lecture about Satanism and what I was doing.” Of her efforts to convert society he says “She was very zealous, to say the least.”
The power that she wielded as an actress and her influence on the acceptance of immorality was enormous. Mansfield said:
“My career is moving in a sensitive direction. I’m going to do a movie in which I portray three parts: a prostitute, a cripple, and a pregnant mother.”
One would think that women would fill with hatred and jealousy over Mansfield’s ability to captivate men. Not so. The awe and reverence steadily continued primarily from them. In spite of Mansfield commonly asking women if “she could play with their husbands,” women worshipped her. According to May Mann, Jayne said: “[Women] would come up crying and kissing my skirt, and they line the roads to say hello.” Mansfield’s satanic practices catapulted her into the limelight as an exemplary role model to these innocent young women.
In the 1950’s and 60’s pornography was considered seedy and irreverent. Mansfield’s pictures appeared in Playboy magazine on several occasions and helped increase it’s exposure to mainstream America. Playboy single-handedly owes her for getting them “out of the backhouse and into the house.” Her issues were not only the biggest sellers in Playboy history but sellouts as well. Playboy acknowledges her influence on liberating women from the wisdom of modest dressing.
“No capital in the world is more cunning at playing peekaboo with the human body (female) than our film capital…. The recent wave of ‘nudie’ movies, however, has injected a breath of fresh air upon the scene. Their unpretentious nakedness and their wide public acceptance have helped push bodices down and hemlines up (to where they virtually vanish) in otherwise ‘straight’ productions. It is therefore fitting and proper that the trail from ‘nudie’ to ‘straight’ be blazed by none other than the undisputed of in-the-altogether brinkmanship, Miss Jayne Mansfield. Jayne now proudly heads the scant list of authentic Hollywood heroines whose feats of baring do go beyond the call of duty.”
Hugh Hefner, wanting to justify his pornographic pictures, downplays their seriousness by comparing them to the movies, saying “The pictures of Jayne in the June issue are in our opinion, simply candid photographs of a movie in the making.” The message: that if it’s acceptable in a movie then it has to be OK.
Hugh Hefner admitted that his Playboy Philosophy was primarily based on the work of Dr. Alfred Kinsey’s Sexuality Reports. These reports were falsified to advocate perverted sexual practices as normalcy. Dr. Kinsey was also a strong admirer of Aleister Crowley and included Crowley’s practices in his reports. To a Satanist, the promotion of the Playboy philosophy was critical in numbing the conscience of society to the evils of pornography by advocating a ‘Do What Thou Wilt’ mindset. Mansfield vigorously pursued this course:
“I have just finished reading the October installment of The Playboy Philosophy. …I strongly support you in your efforts…and in your championing each individuals right to make up his own mind.”
Sadly, the moral decline of our country in the 1960’s was primarily facilitated by Hollywood’s elite who through movie messages and active personal lives, set the trend for immorality among hundred of millions of people, thereby destroying families, marriages, and all things sacred. Sin leads to destruction. If you sow to the wind the Scriptures say that you will reap the whirlwind. How is it that individuals, possibly you, can be at ease with a moviestar who is wiping out real people with real lives by their movies and example. If you are honest, there has very likely been some moviestar or member of the Hollywood elite whom you have admired, their making an impression on you in some way. Does that person know your name? Do they care about you? Do they desire you to have eternal life with the Creator of the Universe? When have they spoke of mans sin and separation from God because of it? That the only way to bridge the gap to God is through His Son Jesus Christ through faith in His death, burial and resurrection? That those who refuse God’s grace await a fiery eternity separated from God? There is nothing more important than eternal life, and those who lead people away from understanding that reality are simply pawns that are deceiving and being deceived. Hollywood does not care about your soul. Do not sow to his deceptions.
Christians are called to be separate from the world, set apart for holiness as lights and salt in the world. Jesus said:
"You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how will it be made salty again? It is good for nothing anymore, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men." –Matthew 5:13
Television and motion pictures are designed to send messages that annihilate and tear the truth of the Scriptures from mankind’s hearts- thus subjecting them to a process of becoming tasteless. Adolf Hitler, the master of manipulative messages wrote in Mein Kampf:
“In every really great world shaking movement, propaganda will first have to spread the idea of this movement. Thus, it will indefatigably attempt to make the new thought processes clear to the others, and therefore to draw them over to their own ground, or to make them uncertain of their previous conviction.” MK583
While the world eagerly gobbles the Hollywood messages of propaganda up, Christians will do well to remember that they are to be transformed by the renewing power of the Holy Spirit and abstain from the conforming power of the world.
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Due to a hatred that Jayne developed for her lover, Sam Brody, Mansfield pleaded with LaVey to conduct a ritual of destruction against him. LaVey complied by writing Brody’s name on a piece of parchment and burning it in the fire. As the parchment was consumed LaVey invoked Satan’s powers requesting Brody’s death within one years time. In The Satanic Bible LaVey issues dictums for placing curses on others to bring about their death and concludes by saying: “and if your curse provokes their actual annihilation, rejoice that you have been instrumental ridding the world of a pest!” LaVey’s personal administrator and assistant Blanche Barton comments “No simple undirected curse would do this time. LaVey would only be satisfied when Brody was dead.” Mansfield states:
“Mr. LaVey called me into the back room. There, he told me, ‘The Devil has placed a curse on Sam Brody. There is a heavy black cloud over him…He’ll be killed in a car crash…Get rid of him at once!’”
Scripture says that Satan has been a murderer "from the beginning." (1 John 3:8) Jesus said that Satan’s modus operandi was to "steal, kill and destroy." (John 10:10) Satan is evil to the core and his hatred seethes against mankind, even those who serve him. There is no love or favor in Satan’s kingdom, but a contemptible usage of people who open themselves up to him. Mansfield served Satan, but he hated and despised her. She was only a pawn to further his agenda of worldwide spiritual enslavement under the New Age.
Mansfield’s trust in Satan proved illegitimate as it cost her her life. The Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes says "that those who practice evil will not be delivered by it." Within a few months, Brody lay dead in a catastrophic car accident. Mansfield was also killed in the crash, and according to her death certificate, suffered a "crushed skull and avulsion (tearing away) of cranium and brain." Her death was tragic and sudden. Ironically, LaVey reported that 15 minutes before he heard of the accident that he had cut Jayne Mansfield’s head off of a picture with a pair of scissors. Mansfield had truly run her last spiritual red light and the Scripture stating that God will not be mocked came into effect. God’s Word states that your sin will find you out and that those who sow to the flesh will reap destruction.
By placing her trust in Satan, she was deluded into believing that she would have power, success, and protection. Instead, when Satan was done using her to manipulate millions, he threw her away like trash. In spite of her proclamations that Satan was mankind’s “best friend,” he truly was and is friend to none.
Our tendency as humans is to trust in ourselves and our own desires rather than the plan that God has for us. If you are trusting in yourself for this life and the afterlife, you must realize that you are on the same side of the fence as Jayne Mansfield. That opposite Satan’s desire for you to trust in yourself and live your life the way you want, God has a loving plan and purpose for you. Proverbs 3:5-6 reads:
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." –Proverbs 3:5-6
Trusting in God with all your heart is believing that He so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whosoever believes in Him would not perish but have eternal life. Jesus Christ does not use people discard them as trash. He lovingly relates to them, providing for this life as well as the one to come. He told his disciples that that He was going to prepare a place for them and that He would be coming again to receive all who follow him to Himself. (John 14) Will you be awaiting His return, or will you be caught surprised in front of a television set that Satan is using to prepare you for a place with himself for all eternity?