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10-03-2012, 02:55 AM
It has just came to light from a video posted about what christians are doing to African witches that African people believe Satanic Paganists to be killing children as sacrafices in voodoo and Juju rituals.

It came to light after the video was posted, however after reading the comment box below the video it became evident that the Africans did not seem to share this view, and those crimes against children are Pagan rituals and Satanic gangs wanting to kill children to sell body parts....


10-03-2012, 02:56 AM
I got tired of hearing Satanists and other garden variety occultists acting like that animal sacrifices, human sacrifices, sexual abuse, grave desecration, etc., never actually occur, and that it was all merely "urban legend". That gave me the idea for this list, by no means complete.

Here is a list of crimes that have been well documented listed by year in no particular order. The list starts at 1900, which I made the cut off point, and will go on into the present day. The list includes Wiccans, Voodooists, Santerios, Abqas, Crowleyites, a Theosophist, "Gnostic Alchemists", and of course, lots of Satanists (sorry, but Satanists seem to commit most of the occult crimes. Go figure). Plenty of occult crimes get little media coverage. I've listed a couple here that I personally know of, but that haven't got any airtime air time at all and only got mentioned in the local papers. Plenty of things happen that never get covered, I'm sure. In Miami for instance, finding Santeria items (used in trying to cast spells on judges)at the Dade County Courthouse...like parts of animals (chickens in particular), roots, herbs, candles, stones, etc., are so common place, they are not even considered news worthy anymore. This list is by no means a list of every occult crime committed by occultists since 1900.

Occult Crime Cases

"The Devil made me do it!"

The Occult: It Isn't just for pale skinned portly bookish types, it's also for con-artists, sociaopaths, psychos, perverts, and homicidal killers! [LAST UPDATE 1-11-11 about 376 incidents listed! ]


Do people into the occult ever commit violent crimes, or is it all just "xtian propaganda"?

CRIMES AND INCIDENTS FROM Now to 1900 Here they are: some scary, some are just silly (Warning: Some parts are very graphic!)

How to find what you're looking for on this page: Type Ctrl+f then enter search words in the box that pops up. There's also a second page (link at bottom). Or you can just scroll down and browse (best way).
2011 NOV. Milwaukee, WI Two Satanists were arrested for the ritual stabbing of a man during a "Satanic Sex Ritual" that, according to the victim, "got out of hand". The two women — Rebecca Chandler, 22, and Raven Larrabee, 20 — were arrested on 11-10-2011 and held on $150,000 bond and a $100,000 bond, respectively. According to a search warrant affidavit posted on The Smoking Gun website, the 18-year-old victim, Ruben Vati, met Chandler online and traveled by bus from Phoenix to Milwaukee to meet her. When he arrived, the young man told police, he was bound and stabbed for two days. he suffered over 300 stab wounds in all, but incredibly managed to survive the ordeal. Vati suffered stab wounds when the consensual sex "got out of hand," (now that's an understatement!) the affidavit said. Vati enjoyed the sex at first, but not the hundreds of stabs in his arms, neck, face, back and legs that followed, apparently. Police followed the trail of blood to the apartment after Vati called 911 from a nearby intersection."I think you are here looking for me," Chandler reportedly told the police. He later posted about the incident on Facebook, but only managed one word: "stitches".The affidavit also says police found a book titled "The Necromantic Ritual Workbook" by Leilah Wendell which promises to enable a reader to “share consiousness with the Angel of Death", and an "Intro to Sigilborne Spirits." , among other occult books. They also found a purportedly humorous book titled "A Werewolf's Guide To Life", because, hey, even would be Satanic human sacrificers have a sense of humor, ya know. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Huffington Post, AP, The Smoking Gun)
2011 SEPT. Pheonix, AZ – On 9-7-11, 33 people in all were indicted for prostitution at a New Age “healing center”. Phoenix Goddess Temple looks like a New Age resort, with hallways painted an earthy copper shade and adorned with statues, fountains, and paintings by Sedona artist Paul LaWrence Curtis . The “temple” claims to offer “touch therapy” which usually involves the “shamans” touching the genitals of the clients or “sacred sex” while New Age music plays over a boom box and stick incense is burned. Some forms of “therapy” involve spanking, and the “temple” even claimed to work with sexual abuse victims. Women at the temple used aliases like Magdalena, Shakti, and Devima. One alleged male prostitute who describes himself as a “shaman”, worked exclusively with overweight women. He called himself, a “spiritual warrior” and saw the police raid as a form of “religious persecution”. Prostitution wasn't the only problem. Licensed psychologists were concerned about the hack psychology techniques the “temple” used, saying they could actually do more harm than good. Licensed sex therapists are certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists , but no one at Phoenix Goddess Temple is certified or even has any formal training in Psychology. Diane Genco is founder of the AZ Center for Change in Phoenix and a licensed professional counselor who specializes in treating sexual abuse and trauma. She says a licensed therapist would "lose their license in a heartbeat" for touching a patient's genitals, and before a patient can begin to deal with the physical aspects of trauma, a lot of mental and behavioral things need to be addressed. The goddesses practice techniques that include genital touching for a "religious offering" of money that generally ranges from $204 to $650. Psychologist Genco says part of her practice does involve helping clients "re-learn how to be sexual without trauma being triggered," but "I can't even imagine any kind of therapy that involves touching a victim," she says. "It should never involve directly touching a patient in a sexual way. That is exploitation." Practitioners at the temple did not receive "payments" but accepted "donation only." That could give them some defense, James Hays, assistant city attorney for Phoenix says, "But if it's really a donation, then I should be able to go in there and say, 'I don't feel like giving a donation. Give me the services for free,' and then if there's no services — that's not a donation. It's like a forced gratuity." But Phoenix Goddess Temple is "really just a business modeled as something they're not, so they can get money," Hays says. "It happens all the time." Even though PGT advertisements go in the adult sections of local newspapers, Phoenix Goddess Temple founder Tracy Elise says the temple is not a brothel but rather, a “church”, and the services offered are religious rituals to enrich people's lives. We'll see if a jury buys it. There's a history of “sacred sex temples” throughout the world and about a dozen modern versions in the United States. In the past two years, at least three of them have been raided on suspicion of prostitution. Namastae! ( Phoenix New Times, Associated Press)
2011 AUG Murphy, NC - Wiccan High Priest Waco “White Wolf” Tohausen was convicted of the rape of a 5 year old child and selling of child pornography. He was sentenced to 3 years in prison and must register as a sex offender upon release. On 04/14/2010, Tohausen, then 37 years old, was arrested by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department in Murphy, NC. The crimes, which were committed back in 2007, where only indicted on December 21, 2009. At the time, Tohausen was associated with a Wiccan Group known as the Temple of the Crystalline Star and the Lustration of the Ancestors (they need a more pretenstious name, huh?). The group removed his "clergy” status and tried to distance themselves from Tohausen when his arrest was made public. Tohausen was said to have been involved in the Neopagan/Wiccan community for many years. Had he been a Roman Catholic priest, you probably would have heard it on the national news of every network for weeks to come. (U.S. Marshall Service, WKRC)
2011 AUG Three men convicted of murdering three Cub Scouts in what police determined was a "Satanic Crime" were released from prison after serving 18 years. The defendants, known by their supporters as the West Memphis 3, agreed to a legal maneuver that lets them maintain their innocence while acknowledging prosecutors have enough evidence against them.

"I am innocent of these charges but I am entering an Alford guilty plea," Echols (who had a history of mental illness and hospitilizations for it previous to his convivtion) told the judge. Baldwin and Miskelley also reasserted their innocence.The three were credited with time served, and Echols is being freed from Arkansas' death row. They were placed on 10 years' probation and if they re-offend they could be sent back to prison for 21 years, Prosecutor Scott Ellington said. "I believe that it would be practically impossible after 18 years to put on a proper trial in this case," Ellington said. Indeed, no doubt evidence has been lost, contaiminaited, or accidentally destroyed, and witnesses may not remember all the details nearly two decades after the crime. As for persuing the "real" killers, "I believe this case is closed and there are no other individuals involved," Ellington said.

The case drew the attention of celebrities such as a member of the rock band Pearl Jam, The Dixie Chicks, and Johnny Depp who sympathized witht the convicts, and sought to prove them innocent. They and other celebrities helped fund a legal team that worked to win the three a new trial. No less than two "documentaries" slanted to make the trio completely appear innocent aired on HBO.

The May 5, 1993, killings were particularly gruesome. Steve Branch, Christopher Byers and Michael Moore were found nude, and hogtied, and rumors of Satanism roiled the community in the weeks following their deaths. Branch and Moore drowned in about 2 feet of water; Byers bled to death and his genitals were mutilated and partially removed.

Police had few leads until receiving a tip that Echols had been seen mud-covered the night the boys disappeared. The big break came when Misskelley unexpectedly confessed and implicated Baldwin and Echols in the killings.
"Then they tied them up, tied their hands up," Misskelley said in the statement to police, parts of which were tape-recorded. After describing sodomizing and other violence, he went on: "And I saw it and turned around and looked, and then I took off running. I went home, then they called me and asked me, 'How come I didn't stay? I told them, I just couldn't.'"

Prior to his arrest, Echols enjoyed playing the role of the neighborhood boogeyman and usually dressed in black and displayed sharpened fingernails. After his arrest, he was described in the press as a "Satanist". But Echols insisted several times he was actually a Wiccan. Born Michael Wayne Hutchison, he later changed his name to Damien (the name of the anti-Christ in the horor movie The Omen)in his teens after being adopted by the Echols family. Echols briefly joined a local Roman Catholic church, however this was apparently done to in order to steal the eucharist for occultic ceremonies. Many occultists, such as Voodooists and Santerios, have no problem combining Roman Catholicism with the occult.

Prosecutors describe the triple murder as a ritual slaying. Echols seemed to combine Wicca and Satanism in his belief system, which certainly isn't unheard of among teen solitary Wiccans. A notebook of Echols contained the "upright" pentagram of Wicca surrounded by upside down crosses. Probably the most incredible claim made by a witness for the prosecution was that Echols and his girlfriend had planned to have a baby and offer it as a human sacrifice.

Misskelley later recanted, and defense lawyers said the then-17-year-old got several parts of the story incorrect. An autopsy said there was no definite evidence of sexual assault. Miskelley had said the older boys abducted the Scouts in the morning, when they had actually been in school all day.

Misskelley was tried separately, convicted of first- and second-degree murder, and sentenced to life in prison plus 40 years. He refused to testify against the others and his confession was not admitted into evidence. Defense lawyers for Echols and Baldwin alleged juror misconduct, saying they heard about the Misskelley confession anyway. Attorneys also said there wasn't enough physical evidence linking the three to the crime scene. The Arkansas Supreme Court upheld Echols' conviction and death sentence in 1996, saying there was still enough other evidence to sustain it.

Last fall, the Arkansas Supreme Court ordered a new hearing for the three and asked a judge to consider allegations of juror misconduct and whether new DNA science could aid the men or uphold the convictions.

In upholding Echols' conviction in 1996, the state Supreme Court noted that two people testified Echols bragged about the killings, an eyewitness put Echols at the scene, fibers similar to the boys' clothing were found in Echols' home, a knife was found in a pond behind Baldwin's home, Echols' interest in the occult and his telling police that he understood the boys had been mutilated even before officers had released such details.

But then again...OJ Simpson and Casey Anthony were found innocent too.
(AP, USA Today, March 21, 1994, Raising Hell-Newton)

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2011 JAN San Joaquin Valley, CA Satanist Stanton Zaharoff LaVey, 33, and his girlfriend Mishael Nicely (a.k.a, Sharon Hate), 24, were arrested on suspicion of assaulting a 19-year-old they knew on Wednesday 1/19/2011, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department reported. Authorities said the girl went with the couple to their home, where they smoked marijuana together. The girl told authorities that the couple would not let her leave. She was tackled and bound with tape at her hands and across her mouth, she reported. The couple sexually assaulted her and forced her to watch pornography, she reported. She was allowed to leave at 3 a.m. Thursday, she told authorities. A few days later, the girl decided not to press charges, and LaVey and Nicely were not prosecuted. LaVey is no stranger to the police. In an interview with Bizarre online magazine in 2005, LaVey admitted to being in and out of jail most of his life and even spending his 21st birthday behind bars. The Alien Elite indeed!
(Visalia Times-Delta)

2011 JAN Sungai Bakap, Malaysia - A teacher at an Islamic school in Malaysia's northern state of Penang was detained for allegedly molesting a 14-year-old girl during a ritual to rid the young victim of a spell, a Malaysian newspaper reported on 01-11-11. The suspect, who is in his 40s, told the girl she was the victim of a spell cast upon her and urged her to go to his house to undergo a cleansing ritual, the Star newspaper said, citing police. The suspect was accused of fondling the girl while she took a bath Sunday. Police detained the man later that day after the girl and her mother lodged a police report. The man was later released on bail. Islam was born out of Arabian tribal Pagan religions, and in many countries Muslims live in fear of sorcery and "the evil eye". Belief in magic spells and use of talismans is quite common in the Islamic world. (Star Online)
2011 JAN TUCSON, AZ Jared Loughner, described by friends as "a pot smoking loner who was down on religion" , shot Blue Dog Democrat Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and a Judge appointed by President Bush, and fatally killed a 9 year old girl. A total of 5 people were killed and 14 people were wounded. High school classmate Grant Wiens, 22, said Loughner seemed to be "floating through life" and "doing his own thing." "Sometimes religion was brought up or drugs. He smoked pot, I don't know how regularly. And he wasn't too keen on religion, from what I could tell," Wiens said. Lynda Sorenson said she took a math class with Loughner last summer at Pima Community College's Northwest campus and told the Arizona Daily Star he was "obviously very disturbed." "He disrupted class frequently with nonsensical outbursts," she said. Loughner left a rambling message on Youtube (under the name Classitup10) about "Conscious Dreaming". Conscious Dreaming is a form of supposedly stimulating mental hallucinations with the imagination, and with practice supposedly being able to cross over into a imaginary world of a dream while still conscious. Apparently it was through these occult practices that Loughner decided the government was trying to use "mind control" on the masses, as well as introduce a "new currency". On the following Monday, it was reported that Loughner had erected a "SATANIC Altar" in his back yard sometime prior to the shootings. A photograh appeared on the Internet, prompting his family to remove the altar to discourage more onlookers. Among the books Loughner listed on Youtube as his favorites included The Communist Manifesto, Mien Kampf, and the Siddartha (a novel about Bhudda). Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, many in the media mis-identified Loughner as a "member of the Tea Party". The chicken or the egg question is, did Loughner's occult practices contribute to his mental illness, or is it just another case of a mentally unstable person being attracted to the occult? (Yahoo News, Youtube, Daily News online)

2010 – Salt Lake City, UT Tantra practitioner Janae Thorne-Bird of Heartsong Healing Center in Salt Lake City was jailed on prostitution charges. In 2009, three goddess temples in Seattle — all run by Elise's former student, Rainbow Love — were raided on suspicion of being brothels. Love was charged with three counts of promoting prostitution and attempting to promote prostitution. Love claims authorities violated her civil rights; Thorne-Bird claims freedom of religion — a tricky defense, Hays says. "The intersection between government regulation and religious expression is very complicated," Hays says. "I can't think of a case here where someone claims to offer sexual favors as part of their spiritual expression. It would be an interesting case, but I don't think it would work well for the church. The sex would be ancillary . . . you can do all your religious things without selling sex acts."
2010 DEC Burmingham, AL 20 year old Satanist and self proclaimed "Vampire" Francis Brown was charged with assault for using a fork or spoon to burn the letter "V" into the forehead of a 17-year-old, police said. The victim claims he was tricked by Brown, who invited him to play a game, Detective Mike Hooks reportedly told the Gadsden Times. The teen was tied up, beaten, branded with the "V" and burned with cigarettes, according to Hooks. "Vamp," as he was known, fled after the victim sought treatment and was caught when he showed up for court on unrelated charges, according to Sergeant Wayne Keener of the police department in Gadsden, where the incident allegedly occurred. "We went to the residence where he had lived. It was filled with satanic symbols on the wall. It was some kind of cult," said Keener. Also found was a book on witchcraft stolen from the local library, police said. The police department has condemned the house. (Reuters)

DEC 2010 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – At least 45 people have been killed across Haiti due to accusations they are using "black magic" to spread cholera, the director of a VOODOO association said on 12-24-10. Most of the killings are occurring in the southern coastal town of Jeremie, where people are being lynched, set on fire and attacked with machetes, said Max Beauvoir, a Voodoo priest. But he said killings also have been reported in Cap Haitien and the Central Plateau. Local police did not return calls seeking comment on Beauvior's numbers on Christmas Eve, though The Associated Press reported in early December that national police spokesman Frantz Lerebours said machete-wielding mobs had killed a dozen people accused of practicing witchcraft to spread cholera. Roughly half of the 9.6 million people who live in Haiti practice Voodoo, which is African Paganism that sometimes incorprates Roman Catholic imagery (Mesopaganism). (Yahoo News)


July 2010 Pheonix, AZ Amber Niklaus , aged 7, was recused by police from a pair of Romanians who claim to be Gypsies as well as "PSYCHICS" who didn't see it coming. Police said the girl had been kept out of school, could not read, and spoke Romanian and English. The pair had forged documents giving the little girl another name to conceal her identity. Police raided "Centro Cosmico Palm" which offers Tarot readings, psychic readings, palm readings, and also "healings". The couple's residence was in back of the building. The couple's names have not been released by the police who are continuing the investigation. Amber was abducted before she was even 1 year old by a juvenile aunt, who is an aquaintance of the psychics. Police identifiied Amber from a footprint on her birth certificiate. (AP)

April 2010 ALBAQUERQUE, N.M. Wiccan Angela Sanford killed a man as a human sacrifice according to New Mexico aithorities. A detective reviewing Sanford's cell phone said the victim's phone number was actually programmed under the word "sacrifice."

Sanford is accused of killing 52-year-old Joel Leyba last month with a knife, after inviting him to join her in a Wiccan "celebration of spring". She claims Leyba tried to rape her near a popular hiking trail east of Albuquerque, and that she stabbed him in self-defense. But authorities have previously said that Sanford stabbed Leyba at least a dozen times with a ceremonial dagger (an athame), and that her account of the killing just doesn't add up. A Bernalillo County grand jury indicted the 30-year-old Sanford on 4-7-2010.

While Wiccans decry human sacrifice, and such an instance is certanly very rare, it is not unheard of. Gerald Gardner claimed his coven sacrificed 3 elderly members in a pathetic attempt to use "magic" against the Germans during WWII (as though somehow the 50 million people who died weren't enough). And Wiccan traditionhead Roy Bowers, a.k.a., Robert Cochrane comitted suicide by injesting Bella Donna leaves on the Summer Soltice of 1966 as a self-sacrifice. (CBS/AP)


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2010 March, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa A Zululand man was jailed for 20 years by the Pietermaritzburg High Court on 3-24-10 for helping to murder a friend's sister for her body parts to be ultmiate used in Voodoo type rituals. Mathenjwa Mangomezulu, 45, father of five, earlier confessed to the murder. He said he and his friend Mcwecwe Mngomezulu killed Mcwecwe's 75-year-old sister Nongoziba by twisting her neck. They then cut out her tongue, oesophagus and eyes. They threw her body over a cliff, where it was found a few days later. Mcwecwe intended selling his sister's body parts to a witchdoctor (or "Shaman" to be politically correct) for R5000. Mathenjwa, who had never been to school, said he was paid R600 for his role in the murder, committed in December last year. Judge Kate Pillay found substantial and compelling circumstances for him so that she did not have to impose the prescribed life in jail sentence, so he'll probably be out in a few years to sell some other victim's body parts. Yes, wouldn't all socieities be better of they embraced Paganism and Shamanism? (IOL News for South Africa)

March 2010 Otawa, Canada Wiccan Johnathan T. Pinney, 25, was arrested on 3-15-10 for misdemeanor complaints of trespass and disorderly conduct. The charges stem from the accusation by a man that Pinney refused to leave his rural property, yelled, threatened to beat up a 14-year-old boy, and "got in the face" of the man, according to court records. Pinney bit an Ottawa police officer Jan. 13, 2006, while a patient in the mental health unit at Ottawa Regional Hospital. His trial was delayed until May 2008, because of concerns about Pinney's mental fitness. In that period he was in custody and was eventually found fit for trial. During the five-day-long trial, Pinney defended himself without an attorney and wore makeup that made him look like Chicago television horror film host Svengoolie. Pinney also wore unusual clothes and said he practiced magic, adhered to the Wicca religion, cast spells and quote "embraced evil". Blessed be! (AP)

2010 Feb Los Angeles, CA New Age guru James Arthur Ray was arrested for 3 counts of manslaughter for the deaths of his followers during a "sweat lodge" ceremony. Ray is the author of "Harmonic Wealth", "The Science of Success", and "The Seven Laws of True Wealth" and made several appearances on the Today show. Ray was the darling of celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey and was best known for his New Age DVD "The Secret", in which he makes claims that we can get whatever we can imagine and that all our pain and suffering is caused by negative thinking...the same lie promoted by Unity, Science of Mind, Christian Science,Rev. Ike, and others. New Agers are facinated with Native American "shamanism", and often try to re-create these Pagan ceremonies. Ray ran private courses in "self improvement and spirituality" on his remote camp in Sedona, Arizona. Sedona has become a hot spot for New Agers.

During the course of a 10-8-2009 retreat he organized a program called "spiritual warrior" and brought very hot rocks inside a tent where more than fifty people were put to test for enduring the pain and the heat. The attendees had paid up to $10,000 a person to participate in the retreat. They had fasted for 36 hours during a "vision quest" exercise before the next day's sweat lodge. During this vision quest, participants were left alone in the Arizona desert with a sleeping bag, although Ray offered them Peruvian ponchos for an additional $250. One follower said Ray even conducted a game where he "played God". During this Pagan Native American (shamanism) "sweat lodge" ceremony, some followers complained of the heat and asked to leave. Within an hour of entering the sweat lodge, people began vomiting, gasping for air and collapsing. Upon hearing their pleas to be allowed to leave, Ray instead chided them for their weakness while safely outside, and challenged them to face their fears. 2 people died during the ceremony in the heat and darkness, a thrid person was taken to the hospital and died a few days later. A site owner reported she learned after the event that participants went two days without water before entering the lodge.

This is not the first time followers have been injured at one of Ray's shindigs. In another 2005 sweat lodge ceremony, EMS responded to a 911 call because of a participant who had fallen unconcious during the activity. In 2005 a woman shattered her hand during one of Ray's "martial arts" seminars while attempting to shatter a board, instead shattering several bones in her hand. In 2006 during another "spiritual warrior" retreat, a man recieved an arrow in the eyebrow while trying to resist it being pushed against his throat in a demonstration of mind powers. Also in 2009, during a seminar where the attendees dressed as homeless people, one woman fell to her death. Astonishingly, instead of apologizing and trying to help the people he has harmed, Ray was marketing himself in recent weeks at free seminars, trying to drum up more business! Let's see him visualize a pardon. There's really nothing mystical about a sweat lodge...it's just superstition. It's too bad in a civilized country like the USA so mnay people go for the ridiculous and dangerous...and at a premium price. (Yahoo News, Wikipedia)
2010 Jan. Korangi, Karachi, Pakistan A couple was charged by police for the sacrifice of one of their children and the attempted sacrifice of another. Police raided a home in Southern Pakistan thought to be housing terrorists when instead they discovered the couple residing there had killed their infant daughter, named Fazeelat, and buried her under the dirt floor. Police noticed the smell of rtting flesh and saw the lose dirt on the floor, and discovered the baby's body. Police say their other daughter, Maryam, aged 3 was found tied hand and foot in a semi-concious state surrounded by burning candles, with the mother close by. Police also discovered books on black magic in the home. The killer, Nadim and his wife said ill-wishers had put them under a black magic spell, police told the BBC. To ward off the spell, they had contacted a "pir" - or faith healer - in the north-western city of Dera Ismail Khan, and were following his instructions. Nadim had told police that "evil forces" wanted to take Fazeelat away. A doctor who carried out a post mortem at Karachi's Jinnah hospital said she had been dead for about four days. A spokesman for the police said he believed the couple would have killed their other daughter as well. Belief in magic spells and use of talismans is quite common in the Islamic world. (BBC)

2010 January Devon, UK Police believe a bizarre outbreak of horse mane weaving may be the work of a cult of pagans practising "white magic". Nearly 20 animals have been singled out for the unwanted and bizarre treatment over the past three months in Hemyock, Culmstock and Clayhidon, the Culm Valley and Exeter. Officers initially believed the horses were being marked for theft by organised criminals but none of them disappeared. Now they think white witches who practise "knot magick" are using the horses to help them cast spells. The strange practice has broken out in fields in Devon and parts of Dorset and Somerset. Excuse me, but is this the 21st century A.D. or B.C.? (THISISWESTERNMORNINGNEWS.CO.UK 1-13-2010)

2010 Feb Seatle, WA According to court documents, self proclaimed Wiccan Eric Christensen, 40, has told police that when he found out his girlfriend, 35-year-old Sherry Harlan, was talking to another man, he forced her to take a Wiccan blood oath, making her promise she'd end all contact. Christensen says he found a text message from the guy on Harlan's phone shortly thereafter, a transgression that he alleges made her a "'warlock,' literally an "oath breaker". Two days later, investigators found her burned-out car with partial human remains inside. The rest of Harlan's remains were found later, when an accomplice of Christensen's led police to a number of shallow graves around Snohomish County. While practicing the Craft of The Wise, Christensen managed to rack up prior convictions for assault, sexual abuse and domestic violence. He currently faces charges of first-degree murder.


Dec. 2009 BRASILIA, Brazil – The stepfather of a 2-year-old boy along with two others were arrested after the toddler was found with 42 needles in his body (some reports have it around 50). Some needles were as long as two inches. "We think it could have only been by penetration because we found needles in the lung, the left leg and in different parts of the thorax. It couldn't have been by ingestion," the attending physician said.The stepfather has confessed to jabbing them into the toddler as part of a Santeria-like ritual, Brazilian police said on 12-17-09. Roberto Carlos Magalhaes told detectives that a woman who went into a trance would "command him to stick the needles in the boy's body," police inspector Helder Fernandes Santana said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press.In Brazil, Santeria is called Macumba, and is very similar to the Santeria practiced in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Miami. A black magic version, known as Quimbanda or Zarabanda, is also practiced in Brazil. The boy's father, Gessivaldo Alves, told the newspaper A Tarde that he believed his son could have been a victim of a black magic ritual. Alves reportedly said he visited the home where the boy was living and found unspecified items that could be used for black magic. The child, meanwhile, was airlifted to a major hospital in northeastern Brazil because two of the needles are close to his heart, but it was not immediately clear when doctors might be able to remove them.(AP)

2009 Sept. Orangeville, CA Poice arrested a 15 y.o. girl who says she worships Satan for setting a church on fire in Orangevale, California near Sacramento. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints blaze damaged some church pews. Some 50 people were inside at the time. The name of the girl was withheld by authorities because she was a minor.(AP)
2009 August Anadarko, OK - On 8-23-09 Residents of the small town of Anadarko (65 miles from Oklahoma City) were horrified after the grizly discovery of the mutilated body of Rev. Carol Daniels, 61, in what appeared to be a staged in a "crucifix" position. Professor Brent Turvey, criminal profiler and crimonologist working on the case, said "It could have been deliberate. They’re in a church; they put her in this position, perhaps a defiant way of saying, ‘Screw you and your God. Look how your God didn’t help you.’" The killer had stripped Daniel's body nude and took the clothing with him. The killer also took time to spray a chemical over the crime scene to eliminate DNA evidence. Investigators said they are haunted by the methodical nature of the killing of the woman inside the Christ Holy Sanctified Church, once an old grocery store that sits on the edge of a predominantly black neighborhood. Rev. Daniels, who died as a martyr for Christ, was a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond and a mother. Investigators have ruled out the possibility the act was done by a serial killer. Investigators have not ruled out the possibility the act was an occult related crime. The killer or killers still remain at large. Anyone with information should contact the Anadarko Police Department at (405) 247-2411. (NewsOK)
2009 June Bridgeport, CT — Police in Connecticut have confirmed that a skull found in a bloody basement where they believe sacrificial rituals were performed is a human skull. Bridgeport Detective Keith Bryant says the medical examiner's office made the determination. Now there is an anthropological review to try to determine the sex and age of the person and when he or she died. Bryant says a headless body was found in Bridgeport about a decade ago, but it's not clear if there is a connection to the skull found during a drug raid Tuesday. Five people were charged with drug and gun crimes. Police believe Santeria or some kind of voodoo religion was practiced there. They also found Satanic writings and a beheaded chicken with its blood draining into a bowl. (The Connecticut Post)
2009 June Queens NY A 29-year-old Haitian immigrant and practioner of Voodoo has been accused of trying to drive evil spirits out of her 6-year-old daughter by setting her on fire. Prosecutors say Marie Lauradin poured an accelerant over her daughter during a Haitian practice known as Loa and made her stand naked in a ring of fire, engulfing her in flames.Queens District Attorney Richard Brown says Lauradin and the girl's grandmother washed her and put her to bed despite life-threatening burns over 25 percent of her body. He says another relative found her the next day. Lauradin was ordered held on $50,000 bail at a Thursday arraignment on assault and child endangerment charges related to the Feb. 4 incident. Defense attorney Jeff Cohen says she denies the allegations. The grandmother faces a later arraignment. The girl went into foster care. (USA Today 6-19-09)
2009 March Palm Harbor, FL Palm Harbor University baseball coach Jeremy Albrecht was suspended after his team participated in the sacrifice of a snake to improve the team's performance. According to second baseman Zach Sobel."We were on a losing streak and Coach said we were snake-bitten," Sobel said, "So we just kind of went with it." Albrecht, 34, was relieved of his duties while the Sheriff's Office investigates allegations that he was involved in the incident, Pinellas County schools spokeswoman Andrea Zahn said. Sobel, a senior, said the players fed the snake a rat to make it more docile, killed the snake with a shovel and buried it on the pitcher's mound, and that Albrecht was not present. Sobel would not say which players bought the snake or killed it, but no one objected. Unremorseful for the sacrifice, Zobel said "It's unfortunate because our coach could lose his job over this and he shouldn't. We don't deserve this".
2009 March-Nation of Gambia In the Muslim nation of Gambia 1,000 people were rounded up and forced to drink hallucinogens in a "witch-hunting campaign" that is terrorizing the tiny West African nation according to Amnesty International. Authorities began inviting "witch doctors," (Shamans) who combat witches, to come from nearby Guinea soon after the death earlier this year of the president's aunt. Jammeh "reportedly believes that witchcraft was used in her death," the London-based rights group said. Victims are being "forced to drink unknown substances that cause them to hallucinate and behave erratically," the rights group said in a statement. "Many are then forced to confess to being a witch. In some cases, they are also severely beaten, almost to the point of death." Hundreds fled to neighboring Senegal after their villages were attacked, Amnesty said. In 2007, Jammeh declared he had discovered a cure for AIDS and began treating patients inside the presidential palace, using herbs and incantations (in other words, witchcraft). His dictatorial regime has cracked down harshly on critics, especially the press. On March 8, authorities arrested Halifa Sallah, who has written about the "witch doctors" for the main opposition newspaper, Foroyya. Sallah, who was a presidential candidate in 2006, has since been charged with sedition and spying, Amnesty said. (Ruters)
2009 February Indian River Co. FL A bag containing headless animals and pocket change found outside the Indian River County Sheriff's Office was apparently someone's attempt to place a curse on the Sheriff's employees, according to investigators. IRCSO reported that someone found a black bag outside the office on the morning of Friday February 13. Inside the bag were a white baby goat and a brown chicken, both decapitated. Deputies found a quarter, a nickel and four pennies on the goat's belly. Tags with numbers and the date Nov. 11, 1996 were found on the ears of the goat's severed head, according to the police report. (Tampa Tribune)
Jan. 2009 Mordovia, Russia The leader of a Satanist sect in Russia's Republic of Mordovia that included more than 60 members has been arrested and the group shut down, investigators announced. According to the Federal Investigative Committee's reports, the cult leader, whose name has not been released, is a 24-year-old medical student from Belarus. He was arrested on Saturday on charges of organizing an illegal group that infringes on the rights of an individual. He faces a sentence of up to two years if convicted.Investigators said the members rented a house where they "conducted cult ceremonies, including illegal acts of alcoholic binge drinking, sexual practices and antisocial behavior." "During the probe, investigators confiscated a large amount of cult and Satanic literature, documents of a religious character in Latin, as well as the organization's charter and member list," the report read. (RIA Novosti)
Jan. 2009 Lagos, Nigeria Police in Nigeria are holding a goat on suspicion of attempted armed robbery (really, no kid-ding). Vigilantes took the black and white beast to the police saying it was an armed robber who had used black magic to transform himself into a goat to escape arrest after trying to steal a Mazda 323. "The group of vigilante men came to report that while they were on patrol they saw some hoodlums attempting to rob a car. They pursued them. However one of them escaped while the other turned into a goat," Kwara state police spokesman Tunde Mohammed told Reuters by telephone. "We cannot confirm the story, but the goat is in our custody. We cannot base our information on something mystical. It is something that has to be proved scientifically, that a human being turned into a goat," he said (Right, and since the cops over there don't believe in such things, the reason the police are still holding the goat is...?) (Reuters)
2008 OCT. Lake County, FL Antonio Orsillo, owner of Big Oak Italian Restaurant & Pizza, was arrested shortly after Midnight on Friday night and was released on $50,000 bond on Saturday afternoon according to the court records. Orsillo, 49, had attepmted to hire a hit man to kill a former employee allegedly for sleeping with his wife. Orsillo told the hitman he wanted the victim decapitated with a Brazilian machete that Orsillo would supply and he wanted it returned with the man's blood on it. He also asked for a jar of the victim's blood as well. Orsillo apparently wanted the jar of blood for use in Santeria type rituals. According to the officer's report Orsillo had previously sacrificed six goats and used their blood to in a ritual. Orsillo paid $1,000 to the hitman as a down payment toward a $3,000 fee to have his target killed Saturday. Orsillo had agreed to pay the remainder of the money on Halloween. (Florida Times Union, Police Records)
JULY 2008 San Antonio TX 29 year old Kethan Beschorner, A 365 pound 6'4'' Satanist was arrested after murdering his girlfriend, Michelle LaGue, 44. Beschorner said demons had been "nagging him to kill somebody", so he chose LaGue because people might connect her death to another man she was going to testify against in the 2005 murders known as the "Taco Land slayings". The sacrifice took place on 7-4-08 after the pair had been drinking and smoking pot, and she refused to have sex with him. They fought briefly before he grabbed a knife and began stabbing her, police said. The body of LaGue was found July 7 inside her apartment in the 1000 block of West Russell. She had been slashed and nearly decapitated. Like manySatanists who get arrested, Beschorner told police that he recently became a believer in Jesus Christ in jail after having worshiped Satan. Well, I'd say the Satanist thing isn't working for him, so he might as well try Christ. Couldn't hurt at this point. (San Antonio News)

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2008 DECEMBER, CARY, NC Four teenagers were charged with Eagle Scout Matthew Silliman's death. The teens "foretold his future" using tarot cards, then proceeded to beat him on the head with a hammer, bound him with zip ties, and suffocated him with duct tape, according to search warrants. A defense attorney for one of the self confessed slayers said "She's not a bad person," I'd hate to see his idea of a bad person, in that case. The warrants also said investigators seized "medications commonly used for animals to plan the murder and read the deceased his fortune using tarot cards just prior to his death." The four "friends" of the Eagle Scout -- Drew Shaw, 16, Ryan Hare, 18, and Aadil Khan, 17, of Apex and Allegra Dahlquist, 17, of Cary -- confessed to the crime and each face one count each of murder. Hare and Shaw are also charged with one count of conspiracy to commit murder.Matthew Silliman, 18, was given a memorial service at Peace Presbyterian Church in Cary Monday afternoon, 12-8-08.(The News & Observer of Raleigh)
2008 NOV. San Juan, TX San Juan police are asking the public for help finding two "Brujares" who scammed a man out of approximately $1,000 dollars using the old "cursed money" scam.

One of them told a 79-year-old man that she could tell something was wrong and that she knew he had lot of money. To prove her alleged psychic power, she asked for him for a white t-shirt and an egg. "She blessed him with an egg and smashed the egg inside a shirt where a bone and a hair was produced," said San Juan police spokesman Rolando Garcia. The elderly man allegedly interpreted that as a sign of bad luck and handed over approximately $1,000. The Brujares took the cash, began to wrap it in the shirt and a handkerchief and made one more request. "In the process of blessing the money, they ended up doing a switcharoo," Garcia said "They had him pick a leaf off a tree. That's where he gave the back to the suspects." They took the leaf and gave it to him with a handkerchief and what he thought was his money. The woman said if he kept it under his pillow for two weeks he would obtain good luck and be blessed. But the man's daughter was suspicious and had her father open the handkerchief. That's when they discovered it was full of newspaper clippings instead of his money.

The egg scam happened when the two women drove up to Juan Rodriguez's home on the 100 block of West Alfredo Street in San Juan.Police said the alleged fortune teller is described as a Hispanic female in her late 30's to early 40's, with hazel eyes, thick brows and brown hair.The driver was also Hispanic, in her late 40's to 50's. Both were wearing floral skirts.Police believe they might be traveling in a white truck with partial Texas plates X-X-7.If you have any information, call San Juan Crime Stoppers at (956) 283-TIPS. (KGBT 4 News)
2008 SEPTEMBER, CHIBOTE, ZAMBIA Copperbelt police commanding officer, Antoneil Mutentwa confirmed the arrest and detention of a Satanist who murdered his two-year old son using a knife. "Yes, I must confirm that a man claiming to be a Satanist was arrested and detained at Kalulushi police station for allegedly murdering his own son using a knife on Sunday. The man, who is a resident of Chibote Township in Kalulushi, arrived home and told his wife to go and buy candles and when the wife left, he took a knife and cut the throat of his two-year old son. When the wife got back from buying the candle, she found the son in a pool of blood and his husband also had blood on his hands. The wife reported the matter to the neighbours who took him to Chibuluma police post before being taken to Kalulushi police station where he is detained," Mr Mutentwa said. (Times of Zambia 9-2-08)
2008 SEPTEMBER WESTERN RUSSIA A cult of teenagers Satanists were arrested by authorities for sacrificing and then eating their victim's remains in a "cannibal feast". Ksneia Kuzetsova, Alexander Vornov, Anton Makovkin, and leader Nikolia Ogolobyak were all arrested for the homocides of four russian teenagers. Teachers of the accused told detectives that most had been moody at school and were of lower than average intelligence and were all described as "Goths". The victims were Anya Gorokhova, Varya Kuzmina, Olga Pukhova, and Andrei Sorokin. Each victim was stabbed 666 times before being roasted in a bonfire, according to police. The teen victims had been missing for months, when police discovered the remains in a charred pit in a wooded area. Above the pit was an upside down cross with a rat crucified on it. Victim Sorokin's father later told police "My son said he had Satanists among friends. I wasn't scared. I thought 'Well, let him spend his time sitting around a cemetery--there's not much harm in that, is there?" Leader Ogolobyak later told police he became a Satanist because God didn't make him rich, but "things improved when he prayed to the Devil". So...if you can't be wealthy, settle for cannibalism and murder? [UK Daily Mail]
2008 JULY LEBANON, IN - A coven of Wiccans were warned that being in Oak Hill Cemetary (a central Indiana cemetery about 20 miles northwest of Indianapolis) after posted visiting hours constitutes trespassing. No charges were filed, police said . The would be witches were illegally performing a ceremony to "give thanks for a recent run of good luck". The ceremony involved the use of candles, incense and driving swords into the ground during the full moon. The incident came to police attention after a Wiccan, Katherine Gunther, 36, of Lebanon, pierced her left foot with a sword while performing ...ironically enough...a good luck ritual. You can write your own joke here. Hospitals automatically contact police anytime there is a stabbing, shooting or evidence of assault. Gunther said she was aiming to put the sword in the ground, but hit her foot instead. Gunther immediately pulled the sword out of her foot, and the rest of the coven took her to Witham Memorial Hospital, where she was kept a couple days for treatment. I guess her luck ran out. "It wasn't the first time I performed the ritual, but it was the first time I put a sword through my foot," she said. If Wiccans want to stop being mistaken for Satanists, then they need to stop performing spells in graveyards. Geeze. (AP 7-22-08)
2008 July Durham, NC On 7-3-08 Three people have been arrested in Durham County, N.C., in a series of alleged Satanic rituals involving violence, police say. Police said the most recent arrest was of Diana Palmer, the vice chairwoman of the Durham County Democratic Party, who was allegedly linked to the suspected rituals including a rape, ABC News said Thursday. Palmer's attorney, Bill Thomas, denied an earlier police report that his client attempted to remove items from the home where the crimes occurred.Suspect Joseph Craig, 25, was arrested last week and accused of kidnapping and beating a man, along with raping a woman as part of the alleged Satanic rituals.Craig's wife Joy Johnson, a former Durham County Democratic Party vice chairwoman, was also arrested and charged with allegedly assisting in the rape and assault.ABC News said both victims had met the couple on the Internet and voluntarily went to their home when the crimes occurred sometime between January and June. (AP)
2008, Portage County, Ohio July Jennifer E. Sobczak, 28 y.o., & alleged follower of Voodoo, was sentenced to six months imprisonment by the Portage County Common Pleas Court on a fifth-degree felony charge of assaulting a corrections officer at the Portage County Jail. According to facts presented in court, Sobczak was incarcerated at the Portage County jail on July 11, 2007 when corrections officers attempted to put her into a holding cell. Defense attorney Troy Reeves said Sobczak refused to enter the particular cell, No. 41, because of , quote,"bad voodoo" believing it would be bad luck because a previous inmate who had been housed in that cell had experienced a death in the family. "She didn't want 41. She wanted 42. She didn't want to be in there," Reeves said.She then scuffled with corrections officers. One of the officers suffered a sprained finger during the altercation. Sobczak is well-known to Portage County law enforcement, having been arrested as many as 80 times in the last five years. (AP)
2008 July Deltona, Florida A voodoo doll found in the front yard of a Deltona commissioner with her picture glued on the head and pins in the body has led to extra security for city leaders. The 6-inch doll was found earlier this month in the front yard of Commissioner Zenaida Denizac's home. According to the Orlando Sentinel, the Volusia County Sheriff's office has ramped up patrols near the homes of elected officials, hoping the extra patrols will deter any further harassment. "My first thought was somebody wants to destroy me,” Denizac said. “I don't know a lot about these things, but because of all the pins, I assume someone wants me destroyed." Deltona is a few miles from Cassadaga, the last of two spiritualist camps in the U.S. The tiny village of psychics and occult bookstores is a magnet for occult wierdos of all kinds (I even saw Shirley McClaine there once). Anyone with any information should call the Volusia County Sheriff's Department @ (386) 860-7030 (AP)

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2008 Kitakyushu, Japan On June 27, police at Kitakyushu City's Kokura Minami branch arrested Maki Sakaguchi, 29, on suspicion of violating the anti-stalking law. Yukan Fuji (on June 28) reported the police acted on complaints that Sakaguchi had stalked her ex-boyfriend, frantically pleading him to return to her, and had also made repeated threatening telephone calls to his new lady friend. The case took an interesting turn when the authorities searched Sakaguchi's residence and turned up a "noroi no wara ningyo," a straw doll used in Japan since ancient times for the purpose of "voodoo-type curses". The doll was tacked to a board bearing the name of Sakaguchi's female rival; a pair of 5-inch nails had been driven into the torso. Not only didn't it work, but she landed in jail! (AP)
2008 May 1st, White Plains, N.Y. — A rather homley 51-year-old man who claimed to practice Voodoohas admitted telling underage girls that if they refused to have sex with him terrible things would happen to them and their families. Hector Aviles of Yonkers pleaded guilty 5-1-08 (appropriately enough, the day after the occult holiday of "May Eve") to second- and third-degree rape, said Janet DiFiore, the Westchester district attorney. Aviles could be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison. DiFiore said that at various times in 2006, Aviles told three girls, ages 16 and 14, that he could help them with such problems as boys and parents if they engaged in a sexual "ritual" with him. He warned that if they backed out, he would make bad things happen to them and their relatives. The district attorney said that when he was arrested, Aviles confessed to police he practiced Voodoo. (New Yok Times)
2008 March Port St. Lucie, Florida, A man was arrested after threatening his wife with Voodoo death, and a gun. The woman is a recent immigrant from Haiti, and as such feared the Voodoo threat far more than she feared the firearm threat. Police spokesman Robert Vega says 34-year-old Nerlet Bellot was arrested on charges of domestic battery, hindering communication with law enforcement and domestic assault. Bellot is accused of punching his wife in the stomach and her head. Vega says the wife also believes in voodoo and feels her husband can put a curse on her family. (AP)
2008 June Lusaka, Zambia Police in Lusaka have arrested a Zambian conman and Satanist claiming to be a South African accountant by the name of Ricardo de Klerk, police spokesperson, Bonny Kapeso has said. The conman earlier stole media headlines when he claimed that he was a Satanist who had been sent to kill a Reformed Church of Zambia (RCZ) pastor in Lusaka. At the time the man was arrested, he was claiming that his names were Ricardo de Klerk and that he was an accountant from South Africa. Before the man's arrest, members of the RCZ had started mobilising resources to help the man travel back to South Africa after he confessed having failed to kill the pastor. The whole thing might have just been a way to scam Christians out of money, still a Satanic act. (AP)
2007 Seattle WA Samara Spann, 30, was sentenced to 23 years under a plea deal for the slaying of her 6 y.o. daughter Kyeimah on Dec. 31-2004 or Jan. 1-2005. Prosecutors say she killed her daughter because she believed she was possessed and "would not stay in bed and kept interrupting" a telephone conversation. Relatives of Spann say she was involved in "Voodoo rituals" and had consulted someone described as "being heavily into the occult" shortly before the slayings. Spann's father, Gary Spann, told The Sacramento Bee in 2005 his daughter routinely called the girl a "devil child" and also belonged to a bizzare cult that worshipped the late rapper Tupac Shakur as the reincarnation of the 16th century political philosopher Machiavelli. Yes, really. Subsequent investigation showed the little girl had been subjected to extensive abuse and had been removed from her mother's care three times in California, only to be returned each time. (KING 5 News, Sacremento Bee)
2007 Dec. Cortland, OH Andrew Culver, 18, was arrested after a leader of the Church of Satan turned over to the FBI an e-mail the high school student had written to the sect in which he threatened to kill his grandparents, authorities said. According to Bazetta Township Police Chief Charles Sayers Culver told police the e-mail detailing his intention to kill his grandparents and steal their money and car was "a joke". But police discovered Culver had access to an arsenal of weapons and wanted to "kill in the name of our unholy lord Satan." "To send an e-mail making specific threats, to sign your name, that to me is not a joke," Sayers said. Culver sent the message to Peter Gilmore, the high priest of the New York City-based Church of Satan, Chief Sayers said. Gilmore alerted the FBI, which notified local police. (AP)
2007 Tel Aviv, Israel In January six youths who had formed a Satanic cult, ranging in age from 12 to 15, and living and attend high school in the South Tel Aviv suburb of Bat Yam were arressted for acts of Vandalism, including burning Torah scrolls. The teens admitted to burning the Isareli flag, and told police that they had used an abandoned house as their base of operations. Youth crimes investigators also believe that their mezuzah bonfire caused a subsequent building fire. The youths were released morning to house arrest. All six of the suspects are new immigrants from the former Soviet states. Russia and other former Soviet Bloc countries have seen a dramatic jump in the numbers of people calling themselves Satanists in recent years. (The Jerusalem Post)
2007 Denver, CO On 12-9-2007 24-year-old Matthew Murray killed five people, and injured several others in a rampage that spanned 70 miles, from a missionary training center that expelled Murray to Colorado Springs' New Life Church, a symbol of the Pentecostal and charismatic Christianity he so despised. He was killed by a volunteer female security guard as he entered the church. Somehow, a child of a prominent doctor, someone who was home schooled in a comfortable Denver suburb, evolved from would-be Christian missionary to a killer trying to rain Columbine down on the Christian world. After Murray rejected religion, he became fixated on people and groups that explore the dark side of spirituality, obsessing over the Satanic lyrics of Swedish metal bands, and doing other odd things. Murray attended events held by the Denver-based occult group Ad Astra Oasis during the last two years, but was turned down when he sought to become a member of the group. His involvement with them ended in October, supposedly. (AP)
2007 Trecynon, Wales Satanist Geraint Evans, 24, recieved "indeifnite detainment" for the murder of Father Paul Bennett on 3-14-07 on the grounds of St Fagan’s Anglican Church. Father Bennett, 59, died as a martry for Christ. He married & a father-of-two, was attacked yards from the church in front of his wife. In a gloating voice Evans told Mrs. Bennett ‘I stabbed him through the heart, I stabbed him through the eye. You have to forgive me now’,” As well as regularly smoking cannabis, Evans inhaled lighter fluid on a daily basis. He was a subscriber and contributor to satanic websites using the pseudonym Jack Blade where he declared: “I am Satan.” At the time Evans was living in his mother’s flat which overlooks the vicarage where Father Bennett, who was profoundly deaf, lived with his family. Bennet was a popular vicar, who had three churches under his stewardship, was described as being at the “very centre of his community”. Evans was initially charged with murder, but his plea of manslaughter was accepted after three doctors presented reports to the court confirming Evans was a deluded paranoid schizophrenic. Satanists...The Alien Elite! (BBC News)
2007 Novi Banovci, Serbia On 9-2-07 police recovered beheaded bodies of Vasilije Trbovic, 26, and his five-year-old nephew, L.O., from the Danube River near Novi Banovci in Vojvodina. Police arrested suspect Danijel Jakupek who later confessed to the crimes.“The murders were not committed for the sake of the murder, rather they are typical of a cult-inspired ritual. Everything we found in the suspect’s house points to that conclusion,” Chief Inspector Zoran Lukovic said. Upon searching his house , police found an improvised satanist altar in the basement, while certain pieces of furniture were painted over in Satanistcolors, red and black, as well as occult literature. Asked how it was possible that no one noticed the suspect’s strange behavior, Lukovic said that people in Serbia “are usually poorly informed of cults and sects.” He called for the ministries of health and religion to join in the campaign to fight dangerous cults operating in Serbia. (Blic Online in English)
2007 Mzuzu , Malawi Police broke up a teen Satanic cult into vampirism. After practicing with the girls for some months, one girl revealed her involvement to the clergy following her the cult's request that she kill her father. Police in Mzuzu arrested two girls for coercing a 14 year-old student into the Satanic cult According to police, the girl confessed that she was sucking people’s blood and she frequently used to travel with her many friends for meetings where their “queen” is, at a location by the Indian Ocean. The police said the two girls will be charged with conduct likely to cause breach of peace and will be taken to court.(ENI News)
2007 Nizhny Tagil, Russia In August at the city cemetery was vandalized by a Satanists who destroyed around 35 tomb stones and put the crosses back in the ground upside down. Police arrested 2 men, & believe that are more people involved. A 20 y.o. man, arrested & confessed that he was guilty in this crime, and during a search of his house police found occult & satanic literature. The young man calls himself a Satanist and says that he destroyed the tombs because he hates "all the things connected with Christianity". (Interfax)
2007 Dallas, TX Police discovered a "nganga" (a cauldron used in Palo Mayombe) containing a human skull. The three-legged iron vessel was wrapped in black and red cloth also contained animal bones, chicken feathers, a machete and an 18-inch statue of a man, carved from dark wood. The identity of the skull's victim has not been identified. The week before the discovery of the cauldron, the bodies of a murdered couple turned up across the river a few hundred yards away from the "nganga", although police say it's "just a coincidence". Palo Mayombe is a religion similar to Santeria. (AP)
2007 Phoenix, AZ Loren Williamson, 33, was booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail on four counts of sexual conduct with a minor and three counts of child molestation. Police said the abuse started when the victim was 6 years old and continued until authorities recently got a tip.Officers said Williamson was involved with the Wiccan religion and may have used its "mystical traditions" as a way to spark the interest of young girls. Officers said they are not immediately aware of any other victims, but it appears that there could be more who have not yet come forward. People with information related to the case should contact the department's Crimes Against Children Unit at 602-534-3200 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.(AP)
2007 Zimbabwe A witchdoctor, or to be PC, "Traditional Pagan healer and shaman" Rotina Mavhunga claimed in April that she had discovered deposits of refined gasoline seeping from rocks near a spiritual shrine in the Chinhoyi district, 60 miles northwest of Harare. The shaman told her followers the fuel could last hundreds of years and was "a gift from ancestral spirits who saw their children suffering because of the shortages of fuel," according to a government spokesperson. Top politicians, Security Minister Didymus Mutasa, Defense Minister Sydney Sekeramayi and Home Affairs Minister Kembo Mohadi, in charge of police, went to the district to investigate the claims — a sign that the government took them seriously. But the scam was busted before it even got off the ground, and police arrested 50 followers of Mavhunga. The tribal healer/shaman herself was last reported still on the run. (ZWNews)
2007 New York, NY In May, self proclaimed Satanists Danielle Wilbur, John and William Santiorello, and Dan Trassers were all charged with aggravated harassment and commiting a hate crime for the defacing of a Baptist Church. The would be Anton LaVeys spray painted their MySpace handles and Satanic graffitti all over the church. Police were easily able to apprehend them after identifying them on MySpace. (AP)
2007 Balitmore, Maryland "Native American psychic" Grace Uwanawich struck a plea deal with a Maryland court, to recieve a reduced sentence of 18 mos. in jail. The deal includes nearly $257,000 in restitution to four former clients. Authorities say Uwanawich, 63, defrauded vulnerable middle-aged women by persuading them to hand over tens of thousands of dollars to crush devastating curses. One woman was a 57-year-old Poolesville Chineese woman who, over the course of a year, gave Uwanawich more than $160,000 in cash and property. The woman was told she and her family had a curse that dated to the building of the Great Wall of China. After wiping out the Poolesville woman's bank accounts, maxing out her credit cards and tricking her into buying a Mercedes Benz she never got to drive, Uwanawich stopped giving the woman appointments."This is beyond fortunetelling for entertainment purposes," Montgomery Assistant State's Attorney Carol Crawford said. She compared Uwanawich to a "leech" who drained her victims' wealth by terrorizing them with the prospect of spells and then becoming their only source of solace. Court records show she was also arrested in Chester County, Pa., and later in Philadelphia during the 1990s in connection with similar scams. (AP)
2007 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Next time someone whines on an internet blog about "religious persecution" against would-be-witches in the U.S.A., just remember this story: In Oct.Saudi Arabia’s religious police, known as Mutawas, have arrested a domestic worker accused of having put a spell on her employer, the Al-Madina newspaper reported. Witchcraft is a capital offence in Saudi Arabia, where Sharia law is strictly applied.The Mutawas, discovered “talismans and products of charlatanism” in a search of the maid’s quarters in the eastern city of Damman. The arrest of the maid, whose nationality was not revealed (but probably from Indonesia or Sri Lanka), followed a complaint by the wife of the employer who she said had been “bewitched by the maid”. The woman said she suspected her husband had been put under a spell because he fiercely defended the maid from criticism every time she neglected her work. A more logical explanation is the employer and maid were having a tryst, which would explain why he doesn't care if she cleans the house or not, and the "spell" doesn't seem to affet the wife. The paper said the maid, “admitted she took refuge in sorcery so as to make her employers like her”...but of course Arab newspapers aren't well known for their truth telling ability. Everyone reading this, please pray for this girl that her life is spared, and complian to the Saudi embassy. (Al Madina Press)
2007 Lake City, Idaho Wiccans and Satanists learn to overcome their differences and work together! A self proclaimed Satanist and a self proclaimed Wiccan were arrested for the burning of a Seventh-Day Adventist School library. Damage to the library was estimated at $30,000. Rathdrum resident Jason Howry, 20, and Athol resident Jacqueline Smith, 16, were charged Tuesday and booked into the Kootenai County Jail on charges of first-degree arson, police said. Maybe Wicca made her feel all grown up. It should, because Smith was charged as an adult. Smith told detectives she practiced the Wiccan religion and that Howry proclaimed he was a "Satan worshipper." I wonder if they said "So Mote It Be!" or "Hail Satan!" when they got done burning that awful, intolerant library that was persecuting them? (spokesmanreview.com)
2007 Santa Maria, CA In July Wiccan couple Sean and Rachelle Pelino face six felony counts each, including several charges of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor. Police said the couple used the Wiccareligion to lure a 15-year-old girl into sex. Investigators say the suspects were using Wiccan rituals and drugs, including marijuana (use of which is mentioned in the Gardnerian Book of Shadows as part of the 8-fold path), to seduce the teen. Lieutenant Kendall Greene of the Santa Maria Police Department said the encounters "...involved threesomes between husband, wife and victim. Sometimes individual, one on one," sex was involved as well. Blessed Be! (KSBY 6 Action News ksby.com)

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2007 Belgrade, Serbia A man was arrested 9-1-07 on suspicion that he killed a 5-year-old boy and his uncle and dismembered them in a Satanic ritual, Serbian police said. The suspect, identified only as "Danijel J.", 27 y.o. , is accused of cutting off the victims heads, arms and legs in Novi Banovci, a village just north of Belgrade, before he dumped their bodies into the Danube River, a police statement said. Zoran Lukovic, a police inspector involved in the investigation, told reporters a search of Danijel’s flat in the village showed he possessed “Satanic literature” including a manual on how to dismember a human body and that he belonged to "an unidentified religious sect". Lukovic, the police inspector, said that police discovered “a room with an altar” at Danijel’s home where he performed Satanic rites. Serbia’s Interior Minister Dragan Jocic said ritual killings are on the rise in Serbia.(Beta News Agency)
2007 Miami, FL In Sept.,Satanist Lazaro Galindo, 26, was convicted of brutally killing a romantic rival and then butchering him. Galindo, who represented himself during his trial, told the Miami court he was "God" and that he would unite the Catholic and Satanic religions. In a confession nearly 40 pages long, the 26-year-old detailed how he stabbed and beat Argelio Gonzalez and then spent two days inside his caravan home dismembering the man. Calling the murder "appalling" and "gruesome," Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Peter Adrien ordered Galindo serve a life sentence, virtually guaranteeing he will die in prison. Galindo is serving a 45 year sentence for molesting a 13-year-old. His life term will start after that sentence concludes.(AP)
2007 Tokyo, Japan In Oct. Police arrested a total 23 members of a Shinto sect in central Japan in connection with the slaying of a fellow member Motoko Okuno, 63, who was beaten to death in Sept. Okuno was killed as punishment for failing to carry out religious rites. Kigenkai, founded in 1970, is based on Japan’s indigenous Pagan goddess cenetered Shinto religion and sells purified water the sect claims can cure diseases. It has about 400 members in branches across Japan, according to Japanese media. (gulf-daily-news.com)
2007 Saudi, Arabia On-11-03-07 Arab Muslim officials executed an Egyptian man convicted of "sorcery", desecrating the Koran and adultery, the country's official news agency said. Mustafa Ibrahim had been accused by another foreign resident of practicing magic in order to separate him from his wife and said evidence had been found in his home, including books on black magic, a candle with an incantation "to summon devils" and "foul-smelling herbs". "He confessed to adultery with a woman and desecrating the Koran by placing it in the bathroom," the agency said. Islam...the religion of peace and tolerance! (Al-Jazirah)
2007 Portland, OR A transsexual internet psychic named David Wayne French charged clients $145-$265 an hour for a variety of different services, including travel to other planets<snicker>, "dimensionality", astral projection, "ET or Angel Walk-ins", third eye mastery, kundalini (sex yoga), "transmutaion", and ironically "mastery of glands". In May, he murdered his gay lover of 5 years, 51 y.o. Frank Johnson. French leapt from a 3 story window as police were entering the apartment, to avoid capture. French also goes by the alias Zalia Crizta or simply "Z". Since he can pass as a man or woman, it makes his capture more difficult. His case was profiled on America’s Most Wanted, and anyone with information should call 1-800-crime-tv. (America's Most Wanted)
2007 Papua,New Guinea Officials report Pagan shamanisitc beliefs are causing people to committ murder. Tribesmen resort to old ways and rituals to 'ward off evil spirits',including the murder and torture of those believed to be witches. Suspected witches – mostly women but including some men and even children – have been subjected to horrific torture before being hanged or thrown off cliffs. A growing Aids crisis and the collapse of health services have sapped villagers' faith in Western medicine and prompted a return to ancestral beliefs. Barely educated villagers living in remote mountain valleys are blaming the increasing number of A.I.D.S. deaths not on promiscuity but on black magic. "We're seeing a big rise in witchcraft cases. We hear of a killing almost every week," said Hermann Spingler, a German Lutheran pastor who heads the Melanesian Institute, a cultural study centre in Goroka. "They take the law into their own hands and torture people to make them 'confess'. They drag women on ropes behind vehicles, burn them with hot wire, chop off hands, fingers. People have been buried alive." (telegraph.co.uk)
2007 Leeds, England Satanist Gary Dover Afflick, 41, A sex offender & drug dealer who went on the run after he was released from prison was arrested in Leeds in March. The Fagin-style gang leader was convicted for a string of offences in 1997 at Bristol Crown Court. He was sentenced to 14 years in prison. Afflick selected rootless youngsters, usually aged between 9 and 14, and offered them shelter in "squats and flats". He gave them drugs, lectured them about Satanism, and kept them in line with a regime of beatings and sexual assaults.(Reuters)
2007 Salvador, Brazil Rosanita Nery dos Santos, 47, chopped her husband in over 100 pieces, boned the body parts with a knife, fried the body parts, and then kept the remains under the stairway in the couple's home. Police think she may have eaten some of the body parts. According to Bernadete de Souza Soares, 63, the victim's aunt and a witness in court, Rosanita and José Raimundo used to fight a lot over her habit of going to candomblé (an African religion like Santeria) worship services. Soares told jurors that the husband once dragged Rosanita out of the candomblé church during a service. "He went in and broke everything," said Soares. "After that, the mãe-de-santo (afro-Brazilian priestess) said that he would pay dearly for that and that he wouldn't live more than one year. The priestess also asked Rosa to deliver his heart to her and that's why she dismembered him." Santos was convicted of the crime and recieved 19 years in prison. (brazzilmag.com)
2007 Waukesha, WI Wiccan Brenna K. Barney, 42, was arrested after neighbors complained to police the woman was yelling witch chants around a bonfire. Police discovered High Priestess Barney in her underwear wearing headphones dancing around the fire which included rubber car mats and a cooler. The responding officer tried to get her attention by shining a flashlight on her but she continued yelling her chants. At one point she poured lighter fluid on the fire, which was 10-feet from her residence, the officer said. When the officer was able to get the woman's attention she still refused to cooperate. Capt. Mike Babe said Brenna K. Barney of Waukesha told police they were infringing on her religious beliefs since she was performing a ritual under the new moon. She continued to be belligerent and the officer could smell alcohol on the woman's breath. Four officers responded to the scene and were able to take the woman into custody. She was first taken to Waukesha Memorial Hospital where she continued to yell and swear at officers and hospital staff. After she was medically cleared, she was taken to jail. (AP)
2007 Portsmouth, England Debbie King, Arch Druidess of the Insular Order of Druids, was arrested at Fareham Magistrates Court for carrying a five-inch blade. 'It would have the same status as a crucifix to Christians. It represents truth, honour, justice and protection. I was told if I signed a disclaimer and gave up the athame I would just be given a caution, but I had to stand my ground.", apparently not understaning weapons can't be brought to court. Miss King, 44, said she had the "Druid kit" for a television interview later in the day, and didn't know if she would have time to return home and collect her belongings after supporting a family member in court. "Athame" is actually a Wiccan term, coined by Gerald Gardner, and has no connection to ancient Druidism. "King Arthur Pendragon", Battle Chieftain of the Council of British Druid Orders <snicker>, is vowing to fight for Miss King's right to carry her knife. King Arthur, who was cleared at court in 1996 for carrying his broadsword, said: 'If it goes to court, I'll defend it to the hilt. I think it's ridiculous..." Some would find grown people calling themselves "Druids" and getting themselves arested all the time for stupid things ridiculous too.(Reuters)
2006 Jan. The Hague, Netherlands Police across Europe and in New York arrested 20 people suspected of smuggling young girls out of Nigeria and forcing them to work as prostitutes after intimidating them in voodoo rituals, Dutch prosecutors said. Acting on requests from Dutch authorities, police in New York; Madrid, Spain; Antwerp, Belgium; and the central British city of Coventry also arrested five Nigerian suspects. A South Yorkshire man, Gilbert Ektor, 31, of Canklow Road, Rotherham was accused of helping mastermind an international sex trafficking operation has failed in his fight to prevent extradition to Holland.A sixth Nigerian was arrested last week in Dublin, Ireland. The young girls were pressured under the intimidation of voodoo and were forced to swear an oath to a voodoo priest to pay back a so-called debt. Thirteen of the suspects were arrested in a series of coordinated raids in citiesacross the Netherlands, the national prosecutor’s office said in a statement. Police also found 10 illegal immigrants, who were turned over to the immigration service. (Reuters)
2006 Melbourne, Austrailia First Druids allow the Romans to invade Britain, now this. A 50 year oldDruid High Priestess, whose full name is just “Morgan”, was refused admittance to Cushion Lounge night club. Later she filed charges that the bar had discrimated against her based on her religion (couldn’t see that one coming, could you?). In October, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) decided the nightclub (which was a hotpsot for 20 somethings to hang out) had actually refused her admittance because she was “too old”, but did agree that had sexually discriminated against her by telling her she “needed a good [BLEEP]”. The woman claimed she had gone to the club to retrieve her 16 year old son, an underage drinker, off to a good start in life already. The 3 security guards were ordered to complete a two-hour course in “equal opportunity”. The judge gave Morgan the chance to seek $2000 from the guards and the bar by nominating someone else to receive it. She previously told the tribunal that as a druid she was unable to accept compensation, according to a news report. Trust me, all the attention she got WAS the compensation! (theaustralian.news.com.au)
2006 Younkers, NY On 6-6-06, Black spray paint was used to write 666 on the three steps leading up to the main entrance of St. Joseph's Catholic seminary. Just above the number was painted “REIGN IN BLOOD.” A large pentagram, believed to be a symbol of the devil, was painted in thick black lines in front of the main door, just where Pope John Paul II stood when he visited the seminary on Oct. 6, 1995. Two columns in front of the entrace were defaced on front and back. Upside-down crosses were painted on their fronts, facing the grounds. On the back of the left column, facing the seminary doors, the vandal or vandals wrote “BETTER TO REIGN IN HELL.” And on the second, “THAN TO SERVE IN HEAVEN.” The famous line comes from Milton’s “Paradise Lost.” A statue of Jesus in front of the seminary was also vandalized. Upside-down crosses and a pentagram were painted on the base. “It’s laid out in a very deliberate fashion, and the spelling is perfect, so I don’t think it was kids, at least not young kids,” .(AP)
2006 Bogota, Colombia Authorities suspect a Satanic cult is responsible for slitting the throats of six members of the same family in Colombia. The Associated Press reported one of the victims was a child. Authorities were suspicious about there being six victims, adding to their belief that there was a ritualistic aspect to the crime.The murders took place on June 6, 2006, or 06-06-06. Jorge Gomez, a human rights official in the town of Barrancabermeja, Santander Province, tells the Associated Press, "It seems to have been related to today's date." Police detained a suspect in the murder. (AP)2006
Milford, Conn. Police have arrested two Stratford women accusing them of scamming a woman out of $145,000 through some bizarre rituals including drinking rooster blood. Maria dos Santos, 52, and her daughter, Shirley Iannucci, 30, were arrested by police Tuesday on charges of first-degree larceny and conspiracy. Police said the two women had become friendly with the alleged victim who was going through a divorce last year. According to court documents, the alleged victim feared for her life after dos Santos told her that "God was going to kill her." The city woman called police in January, the day after dos Santos performed a Santeria ritual in her West River Street home that included drinking blood from a dead rooster, according to the arrest warrant affidavit. Dos Santos persuaded the victim to let her handle all of her financial affairs while the divorce was pending, according to court documents.(CBS NEWS)
2006 Wixom City, Mich In May, Druid John Jordan Anderson was arrested for the murder of Wiccan Natsha Miller, 19. Anderson, described by Miller's close friends as "creepy," according to court documents, had dated the 19-year-old known as "Tasha" until they broke up around Thanksgiving 2005. Her nude body was discovered by hikers along the banks of the floating in the Huron river on Powers Beach in the Proud Lake State Recreation Area. Funeral services were held for the young woman just eight days before her 20th birthday. During an 11-hour police questioning, Anderson slipped in and out of an English accent, discussed druid beliefs, and talked of his love of fantasy and science fiction novels. Anderson said he had been driving a friend around at the time of the murder. The friend denied it, saying Anderson only told him that "something bad happened" and he would talk to him about it later. Eventually he confessed to strangling her with a 2-foot-long orange ribbon he often used to tie up his ponytail or wear on his arm, said Detective Scott Tarasiewicz of the Milford Police Department. During his admission, Anderson told police he had recently embarked on a religious comparative study and decided to become a Druid, based on druidism's focus on "the earth's natural elements" (and they also practiced ritual human sacrifice, go figure). Anderson told police Miller was a Wiccan, or white witch, and said that, because of his beliefs and hers, he had to dispose of the body by earth, water or fire after he killed her to return her to the natural elements, Walton said. Trial began in June 2007. Anderson kept a blog on his web site with postings titled "Miss Murder," "Angry Again" and "Blood Poetry," which prosecutors plan to show the jury. Despite Anderson's lengthy confession, a judge ruled the jury won't hear some of the statements he made to police regarding his druid beliefs.(The Oakland Press News)

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2006 Fort Lauderdale, FL A human skull found in a woman's luggage at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is likely an object used in a voodoo ritual, the Broward 2006 Ft Lauderdale, Florida Myrlene Severe, 30 y.o., was on Lynx Air International Flight 203 from Haiti to Fort Lauderdale when she was arrested when cusoms found a human head with "organic matter" inside of her checked baggage . "It still had teeth, hair and bits of skin and lots of dirt," said Barbara Gonzalez, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Miami.The medical examiner said the skull was a man's who probably died within the last year or so. It appears the skull was dug up from a grave. Officials found it in a bag with various fruit and vegetable leaves, a nail and some stones.Severe told authorities "she had obtained the package, which contained the human head, from a male in Haiti for ... use as a part of her Voodoobeliefs. Severe also stated that the purpose of the package was to ward off evil spirits," According to ICE agent Erick Hernandez. She faces a maximum of 15 years in prison if convicted on all charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida. (WFLA News)
2006 Midland Park,NJ Behind the storefront advertising tarot-card readings and a glimpse into the future, police say, a woman claiming to be a psychic bilked a client out of nearly $24,000 over two years. The psychic was sentenced to 2 to 10 years in prison.(AP)2006 New Orleans Zachary Bowen, 28, strangled and dismembered Adriane "Addie" Hall, 30, on Oct. 5. Eleven days later, Bowen jumped to his death from a hotel roof with a suicide note in his pocket telling police about the killing. Police found Hall's charred head in a pot, her arms and legs in the oven and her torso in the refrigerator. The couple lived in an apartment that was above a "Voodoo Temple and Cultural Center". Police claim there's no concrete evidence the slaying had anything to do with Voodoo, even though many New Orleans residents, who have been exposed to Voodoo all their lives, have their doubts. (KATC News katc.com )
2006 Queens, NY Three Queens fortunetellers were arrested in June after they tried to charge undercover investigators for services including exorcism and rekindling a past romantic relationship, the authorities said. You would think they could have seen it coming. The fortunetellers, who operated out of apartments or storefronts on 30th Avenue in Astoria, face charges including fortunetelling, which is illegal unless patrons are told that such services are "for entertainment purposes". One of the fortunetellers, Sabrina Martell, 42, told a female investigator that her problems stretched back to something her mother had eaten while pregnant (sounds like Scientology), prosecutors said. Ms. Martell charged the investigator $1,100 for those and other services (naw, too cheap for Scientology), prosecutors said. The other women arrested were identified as Dorothy Miller, 53, and Rose Miller, 73. They are not related. (New York Daily News)
2006 Kenner LA Lecia "Sister Jackson" Urich, a Kenner palm reader and "psychic" received a suspended sentence of one year (plus one year's probabtion)in July for trying to scam a Slidell businesswoman out of $5,000 in 2004. The judge also fined Urich $250 plus court costs and warned her to refrain from fraudulent activity. Urich/Jackson, who had pleaded guilty,had told the woman that a ritual that involved burying the money would help lift a deadly curse. Several other theft charges followed after other victims came forward to describe similar schemes, including an 87-year-old Kenner woman who said Urich swindled her out of $37,000. Kenner police said Urich told four customers that their enemies had put curses on them and offered to dispel the hexes for a total of $7,100, which she said she would bury in a church or cemetery. (KATC News katc.com )2006 Moscow, Russia In Nov., Two Satanists were arrested in connection with the murder of a 50-year-old unemployed in the town of Pavlovsky Posad near Moscow - a student of the Polygraph Institute, aged 21, and a packager at a Moscow firm, aged 18. As they walked around the town in the early hours of November 19, 2006, clad in black, they wanted “to sense the smell of blood”, as the suspects themselves put it, the press service said.Their first victim was a cat they strangled, burnt and hanged on a tree.They proceeded to attack a passerby they mistook for a homeless.“They beat him up and cut him with a knife, striving to stab him in the heart 13 times,” according to Interfax News Service. (Interfax) 2006 Monrovia, Liberia A Liberian woman has been arrested after dumping her 2-year-old child in a well. The 39-year-old woman, who claims to be a witch, said she dumped her son in the well as a gift to members of a witch cult to which she belonged. The child was saved from drowning by neighbors. The woman said she and other cult members had eaten other members' children over the years and that it was now her turn to sacrifice her child. ("DPA," September 4, 2006)
2006 Port Huron, MI woman who claimed she was a psychic was sentenced Tuesday to 23 months to 10 years in prison after admitting in January she defrauded at least one client of $45,000. (AP)2006 Rome, Italy Police are investigating whether the killing of four members of a family from southern Italy was carried out by a relative who believed he had done a deal with the devil. The chief suspect in the quadruple homicide is Claudio Tomaino, 28, the nephew of the slain family’s father. Nine bullets were fired in all, most to the victims’ heads. The youngest victim was the 18-year-old daughter, Maria, who sang in the local church choir. Police are investigating a Satanic oath which Tomaino was said to have written before the killings. “Tomaino wrote that he had a deal with Satan to sell him his soul if Satan assured him he would make him rich and make sure he wasn’t sent to jail for killing his uncle Camillo and the rest of the family,” Salvatore Curcio, lead prosecutor in the southern city of Catanzaro, told a news conference. Curcio added forensic tests had proved the “contract” was signed by Tomaino in his own blood. (khaleejtimes.com)
2005 Odessa, Ukraine In June, Diana Semenuha, 29, A self described practioner of black magic and "vampire" was arrested in the Ukraine after luring street children into her home for their blood. Semenuha believed that drinking blood could fend off a muscle-wasting condition. She kept the children intoxicated on drugs and alcohol and bled them regularly, selling the surplus to other black magic practitioners. Semenuha's arrest exposed an occult network in the city. Many claimed to have been taught by Semenuha and said that she would cut herself and let them drink her blood. When that weakened them, she dumped them back on the streets and lured replacements with the promise of a place to sleep and a hot meal. Police raided Semenuha's apartment in the Black Sea port of Odessa after a tip-off. Olga Buravceva, a police spokesman, said: "The apartment was painted black, with all the windows covered with thick black cloth to stop natural light coming in. The only light came from black candles, and there was a heavy, sickening odour of some sort of incense in the air." Detectives found seven drugged children strapped to beds and benches, and a large, black knife and silver goblet engraved with Satanic symbols. "The arrested woman told us that she was helping people, who wanted to cast an evil spell on their rivals or enemies. She became known in the society of black magicians. We found the 'witch diploma' in her apartment, which she received from Red Dragon magic order in the beginning of the last year."(Interfax)
2005 Friday Harbor, WA On "Samhain" (Oct. 31st) A 25 y.o. Satanist Robert Wilson, known as "Reverend" described as "a former card-carrying member of the Church of Satan", allegedly conducted 'rituals' at which bare-breasted girls as young as 13 were "fondled and groped" by adult males, according to several witnesses who spoke to the San Juan Free Press. According to several of the participants, the scenario included two bare-breasted underage girls on the floor being "groped and fondled" by adult males. They were being watched by six or seven adults and underage teenagers, all of them naked from the waist up. Everyone was consuming alcohol. At one point the 'Reverend' threw water on the people present, "spoke in a strange language" [probably Enochian], and one underage participant got a cut on her ear that required six stitches later that night at the medical center. The event was not a one-time occurance, either. The accused "Reverend" fled San Juan County after the Sheriff's Office filed a report on the case to the prosecutor, and is still at large. (San Juan Free Press)
2005 Guwahati,India In February, a Pagan Hindu mob lynched a tribal couple for allegedly practisingwitchcraft and then carried the two severed heads around as trophies in a brutal incident in Assam near Guwahati,India. A police spokesman Saturday said the mob killed the Bodo tribal couple of Alengi Bazar village in western Assam's Kokrajhar district. A senior police said that "...the incident was influenced by beliefs that [they] were practising sorcery and black magic,". Hinduism is the oldest Pagan religion on the planet, and is chock full of superstitons about sorcery, demons, and black magic. (South Asia News)
2005 San Bernadino, CA A high-school student who practices Wiccan beliefs says his rights have been violated after being suspended this week for wearing lipstick and makeup. "If I can't wear makeup, then the girls or the staff can't wear makeup either," [so there big stupid heads, nyah, nyah, nyah!] a very mature16-year-old James Herndon told the San Bernadino Sun, believing his "constitutional right to free expression" is being violated. He says the cosmetics help him "express his neopagan religious beliefs in the supernatural", which he shares with his mother [and probably her make-up too], Valerie Wallace, a Wiccanpriestess."After my divorce from his father, he became very depressed, and wearing the makeup makes him feel good," Wallace said. The ACLU decided to take the case to court. Since Wicca is a make-it-up-as-you-go-along occult religion, anything can have religious signifcance. Do you think if I delcared that Bill Gates is diriminating against me because my Wiccan beliefs say he should give me $ 1 Billion and he won't, that I'd have a case? (AP)
2005 Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan A 16 y.o.girland 27-year-old - holding hands jumped down from a roof of a 12-story building in the Vostok neighbourhood on 8 August. Two more people committed suicide in the same way and in the same place on 12 July. Police officers found Satanic literature at the site in both cases. A witness said, "This notebook was about Satan. The last page said that we must sacrifice ourselves for Satan, there was their signature and the date. First, they threw the notebook down and after that they jumped here from the roof." Neighbors of the girls confirmed they were into Satanism, and even sported Satanic tattoos. Another neighbor claimed the girls all belonged to a sect of 14 members, led by a young man. (Kyrgyz Independent Bishkek Television)
2005 Paris, France In March Paris police officials announced an alarming increase in grave desecrations, apparently related to Satanism.Vandals left satanic symbols such as inverse crosses, pentagrams and demonic numbers at scenes of their crimes. Officials noted 23 cases from January to August 2004 compared to 18 for the whole year of 2003. Cemetery profanations have been especially frequent in eastern French regions such as Alsace, where the report said Satanist groups had linked up with neo-Nazis. Swastikas and satanic symbols have been found spray-painted on tombstones in Christian, Jewish and Muslim cemeteries in eastern France over the past year. (The Paris News)
2005 Queens, NY 20 y.o. Daniel Romano claims he was beaten up because he was a member of the Church of Satan. Romano, who still lives with his mom, wears makeup, blue hair, goth tyoe clothes and inverted crosses says he was persecuted for his religion by two neighbor boys, with whom he's had run-ins in the past. The Church of Satan however, denies Romano's a member. High priest of the Manhattan-based church said, “I don’t know the guy,” said High Priest Peter Gilmore, the church’s leader. “I can’t vouch if he is a Satanist or not. He might be somebody that’s out for publicity. Anybody who says he’s a Satanist, and is not a member, we don’t support,” Gilmore added. “How can we? There’s a lot of crazy people out there.” What? You mean a 20 y.o. with blue hair and dresses like Edward Scisorhands just wants attention??? (AP)
2005 Springfield, Ohio - In a little publicized case (considering the crime), a Wiccan couple was charged with the ritualistic murder of their 13 month old infant daughter, Jacqueline Mae Cooper. The stepfather, Daniel Duffield, 32, was charged with murder, involuntary manslaughter, child endangering and felonious assault involving puncturing the girl's feet and face. The girl's mother, Vanessa McGlumphy, 25, was charged with involuntary manslaughter and child endangering. Aside from a fatal neck injury, the toddler's body was also riddled with more than 40 puncture wounds, 12 broken ribs and a lacerated liver. Prosecutors believed religious tattoos on the two Wiccans matched puncture wounds on the toddler's feet. McGlumphy, in an attempt to pin all the blame on her hubby, said Duffield was of a "different religion" than she, and a "black pagan". She claimed the sacrifice was done as part of a ritual of Duffield's "religion". Surprisingly, in this intolerant "xtian" nation that hates Wiccans so much, the couple only recieved 15 years for the stepfather, and 10 years for the mother. Hardly worth the life of a baby if you ask me. (AP)
2005 Denmark A Danish Satanist accused of having sex with and pimping his 10-year-old daughter to a slew of men went on trial in Denmark in a case that has shocked the Scandinavian country.The case, Denmark’s highest-profile incest and pedophilia trial, has made headlines since the man’s arrest in August 2005. The accused, 47, a member of a Satanic cult, told police in December he repeatedly had sex with his daughter between February and August 2005, when the girl was aged 10 and 11. Police arrested the man after receiving an anonymous tip. Placing advertisements in papers and on the internet, the man is alleged to have invited men to his house in Toender, in southwestern Denmark, to pay to have sex with his daughter. The man pleaded guilty in court. Fourteen clients have already been convicted in recent months and sentenced to jail terms of up to six years for having sex with the girl. Prosecutors have also charged the man with physically abusing his second daughter in 2003 and 2004 when she was six and seven. The girls’ 43-year-old mother, a schizophrenic, was sentenced in December to a secure psychiatric hospital for an undetermined period for complicity to incest. The man went on trial for the crimes in 2007. If convicted the man faces a maximum 18 years in jail. (theaustralian.news.com.au)
2005 Olympia, WA Wiccan Burt Stockstill, 33, recieved two life sentences for raping children. At the time of the trial the District Attorney's Office said Stockstill claimed he was a witch, made the children eat feces and raped the youngsters as part of his brand of the Wiccan sex ritual known as "the Great Rite". In what prosecutors called a bizarre case, Wiccan Michelle C. Littlefield (who recieved 25 years) allowed her children, now 6 and 9, to be raped and abused by her roommate, Burt Stockstill who had changed his name to "Eion Woodcraft" after becoming a Wiccan. The grandfather of one of the boys called Stockstill a monster who used Wicca, also called "white" witchcraft, as a catalyst to force bizarre acts on the boys. "This ritual is designed to do one thing: break down the inhibitions of all of those involved," the grandfather said. During the trial, both defendants took the stand in their own defense. Stockstill first denied practicingWicca, but then admitted to it on cross-examination. Blessed Be! (AP)
2005 Chicago, IL David Rodriguez, 18, was upset when his girlfriend dumped him. He decided the best way to win her back was with a Satanic ritual...yeah, forget all that candy and flowers junk. Rodriguez and a 15 y.o. Satanist friend kidnapped a 6 y.o. girl and an 8 y.o. boy outside a South Side library and intended to carve a pentacle on the girl's chest as part of a love spell to win back Rodriguez's girlfriend. Since they decided they only needed the 6 y.o. girl for the ritual, they let her brother go and he ran off and told people on the street about the kidnapping. Rodriguez took the girl to his house then headed out to the store to get some candles and incense for the ritual. The police busted in and got the girl out and then they arrested Rodriguez when he came home. Luckily the girl was unharmed. The love lorn magicians were charged with kidnapping. Ya know, I wonder why his girlfriend dumped him in the first place? (AP)
2005 Athens, Greece Asimakis Katsoulas,31, the leader of a 20-member Satanic cult and convicted Satanist cult killer has been re-arrested in Itea, Greece on charges of attempted assault and rape of a young woman while on a 5-day leave from Malandrinos prison. Katsoulas is serving two life sentences for the ritual killing of two women, including a 15-year-old girl. Call me overly cautious, but should Satanic killers get 5 day furloughs??? They might want to re-think that. (The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 05-03-29)
2005 Papua,New Guinea Pagan Raphael Kogun and his family murdered a middle-aged married couple who they were convinced had become possessed by evil spirits. In the highlands witches are known as "sangumas" and superstitous people think witches can assume the form not only of humans, but animals such as dogs, pigs, rats and snakes. A surge in the illegal growing of marijuana in the emerald green valleys has contributed to black magic paranoia, experts sa"We chopped their heads off with an axe and a bush knife," said the 27-year-old farmer from Goroka, in Eastern Highlands province. "I felt sorry for them but they were witches, they deserved to die. If they were still alive they could hurt people with their magic. We buried the bodies but then the police found out and started digging them up." Two of Kogun's brothers were arrested under the Act of Sorcery incorporated into PNG's criminal code, but the case collapsed because witnesses were too afraid to testify. The number of witch killings has been estimated at 200 a year in the neighbouring province of Simbu alone, although definitive figures are impossible to come by. A report by Amnesty International in September found there was a "conspiracy of silence" surrounding the murders. Belief in evil spirits is ubiquitous throughout Papua New Guinea, where ancestor worship and animism are still practiced. (ukcoalition.org)

2005 Cape Town, South Africa A church custodian was murdered in the dead of night and his mutilated corpse, bearing vicious stab wounds to his head and side mimicking those of Jesus Christ on the cross, is left in front of the altar. On the ground, in the victim's blood, is written the word "Satun" (sic). The Halloween slaying of 53-year-old Charles Jacobs, janitor at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints in the quiet, church-going town of Paarl, east of Cape Town, was the latest in a long string of murders that reflect an obsession with Satanism that goes back deep into South Africa's apartheid past. (theaustralian.news.com)
2005 Ponchatoula, LA Authorities arrested Daniel Edwards, a former "pastor" turned Satanist accused of leading a church group in "cult-like" rituals involving the sexual abuse of children and animals. Also arrested were eight other members of the cult. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards said members of a Ponchatoula church carried out the practices for years as part of a devil-worshipping ritual involving cat blood. "This is hard to talk about and harder to believe, but some of the suspects have told us their intention in all of this was devil worshipping," Edwards said. "We know of one dog. That was a pet and the dog is dead now," Edwards said. The sheriff said one of the suspects had sex with that dog, and that blood from a cat was used in the cult's rituals. The dog and cat apparently were pets belonging to members of the church's congregation, he added.Edwards also said that the people involved in the cult reportedly had sex with children and animals from 1999 until the church disbanded in 2003. Edwards said the victims in the case range from toddlers to teenagers. A conviction on sex-abuse charges involving juveniles under age 12 can result in the death penalty. (AP)

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2005 Toronto, Canada In June, Police arrested a self-proclaimed "psychic healer" named Alex Orbito, 66. A number of victims came forward to report that he "treated" 600 people in his Best Western Hotel room in Scarborough, Ontario, charging C$135 for two-minute "healing" treatments. He claimed that he could heal any illness by removing "negative energies" and performing psychic surgery. Orbito and an accomplice were arrested and charged with fraud over $5,000 and possession of proceeds of crime. (healthwatcher.net/Quackerywatch)
2004 Egg Harbor Township, NJ A woman found six beheaded birds while walking along the beach on 11-4-04. The six large birds (a goose, pheasant, chicken and other birds) were grouped in twos and all were facing in the same direction. The New Jersey Society for the Prevention and Cruelty to Animals is investigating. SPCA officials said they believe the birds were killed as part of a ritualistic sacrifice. "The location is right where the old Hutton mansion used to be and there had been a lot of reported devil worship and things like that going in there," said Rich Frank. The Hutton mansion was built in the 1920s. Heiress Barbara Hutton, who had been married to actor Cary Grant, allegedly held seances there. The mansion was torn down in 2002, but investigators said this latest animal sacrifice shows the lure of the mansion is still there. To date the case remains unsolved. SPCA investigators are asking anyone with information on the beheadings to call them at 609-927-9059.
2004, Columbia, SC- Wiccan Richard Legette shot and killed Chris Clark at the Lexington Green condominiums in an argument over a woman. Prosecutors at Legette's bond hearing said Legette is a Wiccan and that Wiccans don't believe the government of a Christian nation can dispense justice (apparently stemming from a comment Legette made). Legget's "fiance" said Legette is actually a Neopagan, NOT a Wiccan, (heavens, they wouldn't want to be one of THOSE weirdos!) and that what he was charged with had nothing to do with his beliefs. Apparently Legget's magic couldn't win his girlfriend or his freedom. (AP)
2004 Milan, Itlay A Satanist named Andrea Volpe (age 27) who lead a rock band called "The Beasts of Satan" was arrested along with two other band members for the murder of his girlfriend Elizabeth Ballarin (age 18) . Police discovered Volpe was also responsible for the murder of other band members: in 1998 of Fabio Tollis (age 16). It was also discovered the band members belonged to a Satanic cult called "The Beasts of Satan", the same name as the band. Police began to link Volpe's cult to several unexplained murders and questionable "suicides" that occured over the years in northern Milan. Volpe's girlfriend's murder, Chiara Marino, and had occured on a Friday the 13th during a full moon. Police also suspect the cult in other cases that were particularly baffling: two young men, at least one of them close to the alleged Satanists, both of whom worked in the Legnano cemetery and both of whom killed themselves in the past six months.Angelo Lombardo, 28, a guard at the cemetery, was the first to die. On a Sunday afternoon last December he went into the porter’s lodge at the cemetery, doused himself in petrol and set himself on fire. Visitors to the cemetery found him still in flames and writhing in agony. He was taken to hospital with 80 per cent burns but died four days later. Then, in May this year, his friend Luca Colombo, 21, a florist at the same cemetery, hanged himself from a tree in his parent’s garden. Before his death, Luca confided in friends and relatives that he was frightened. A local woman who claims to have been his girlfriend for five months told Corriere della Sera newspaper, “For the first three months he was happy, funny and very sweet. Then suddenly he changed. He wasn’t himself any more: nervous, bad tempered, always scowling … Just once he said that one day he would explain [the problem], but that moment never arrived.”He is known to have been friendly with some members of the sect, and particularly close to Nicola Sapone, the plumber who is thought to be its leader. As more evidence of the sect’s crimes emerged, people have began coming forward to denounce the police for failing to follow up satanic leads from years ago. Pasqualina Antonini, the mother of Chiara Marino, who died from stab wounds and whose remains were discovered earlier this month, has told reporters she gave police a full account of the Satanists she held responsible soon after her daughter’s disappearance more than six years ago.Volpe later plead guilty to his part in both murders of Tollis and Marino, and recieved 30 years. In 2006, Nicola Sapone, one of the leaders of the Beasts of Satan rock band, was sentenced to life behind bars for the double homicide. (telegraph.co.uk/news)
2004 The Bronx, NY A woman was arrested in the February death of her good friend during a Santeriaritual that went awry when candles "accidentally" ignited a flammable liquid and engulfed the victim in flames, police said. (AP)
2004 Hialeah, Florida -- Hialeah police arrested Pablo Fauria, 62, a Santeria priest who used his position tosexually abuse two children. Fauria was charged with 20 counts of sexual battery and sexual abuse. Police said Fauria offered to help the children after their parents died. But investigators discovered Fauria had sexually abused the 12 y.o. and 13 y.o. since 2000. (AP)
2004 Hopewell NJ Hopewell Township police think the human skull found in the Delaware River Nov. 22 may have been used in a Palo Mayombe ritual. Capt. George Meyer of the township police said Monday that the investigation has led authorities to believe the skull may have been a ceremonial artifact used in cult rituals by a Palo Mayombe priest. "According to experts we've contacted, the Palo Mayombe religion requires that such a skull be disposed of in a river, and in a way that seems related to the objects found with the skull," the captain said in a Hopewell Valley News article. (AP)
2004 Jenner, OH Christian camp counselors Jason Allen, 26, and his fiancee, Lindsay Cutshall, 22, spread sleeping bags on the sand of a secluded cove that locals refer to as Driftwood or Fish Head Beach. The young Ohio couple also placed a Bible near where they slept, and where ultimately they died as martyrs for Christ. The two had taken a vow of chastity until they were married and slept in seperate sleeping bags. That night someone emerged from the darkness and shot each of them once in the head. The devil drawings on a piece of driftwood seemed to indicate a Satanic murder. A local homeless man, Jeff Winkler, claimed he drew the devil picture weeks earlier, but did not kill them. He also said he "hated Christians", but was not a Satanist. The case may have been the work of occultists. At any rate, the case is still unsolved and was featured on America's Most Wanted. Anyone with information on the murder should call the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department. (AP)
2004 Pretoria, South Africa Satanist and Tatoo artist Robbie "Goggaman" Robbie Classen (38) recieved 60 years for multiple counts of rape, indecent assault and abduction on a girl aged 7 at the time and her 9 and 11 year old brothers. Classen claimed the children accusing him of sexual abuse confused him a look-a-like...extremely unlikely considering the unique tatoos covering his body. Classen's body was a mass of occult tattoos, including one on his penis. The victim's mother told authorities she had known it was there because the children had told her about it before she ever met Classen. Classen sodomised the boys, made the children eat insects, even injected one of the boys with his own blood, and tried to teach the children "astral projection", among other things. The girl claimed she was tied to a cross upside down and raped. Despite Classen's claims to innocence, medical evidence corroborated the children’s claims that they had been raped and sodomised. Classen had a long list of previous convictions for drug-related crimes and had spent time in jail for robbery.(theherald.co.za)
2004 Escondido,CA In August Police arrested a "Gypsy", Fatima Demetro, 31, who is wanted for allegedly scamming an Illinois woman out of $80,000. Police believe she may also have duped local residents.The self-proclaimed psychic, palm reader and healer is known to target Latinos, police said. Demetro is accused of befriending a mother and daughter in McHenry, Ill., who used her services because they were down on their luck and overweight, Gaylor said. Police say she convinced the older woman that her luck would change if she cleansed her life savings of $80,000. The woman withdrew the money, all in $100 bills, and gave it to Demetro. During a seance involving vegetables and live lizards, the cash was wrapped into a white handkerchief. The women were asked to stare at a candle.They were given back the handkerchief and told to place it under a bed for several days, police said. "When they open up the (handkerchief), they find cut-up newspaper," a police officer said. Demetro also is wanted in another Illinois case. She is accused of telling a client that his wife had been unfaithful and he was not the father of their unborn child, police said.The man paid her with his wedding ring and ended up killing his wife, stabbing her 80 times, police said. Anyone who believes they might have been victimized by Demetro is asked to call Escondido police at (760) 839-4972 (AP)
2003 Portsmouth, England A 26-year-old druid was arrested in for going to the hardware store while wearing his ceremonial sword and dagger. The sword, named Talesin <snicker>, was confiscated by police as evidence. Apparently he didn't think the store owners would be afraid some clown dressed as a wizard wearing a sword & might be scared they would be robbed or somethingworse. Hey, you never know when you're going to need your sword at ACE Hardware. Chief druid "King Arthur Pendragon", who believes he's the reincarnation of King Arthur and claims a spiritual age of 1,451 years, wearing white robes with a red lion emblazoned on the front, acted as Williams's legal adviser...and he's not a crackpot! King Arthur had been arrested several times himself since 1985 for trying to gain admittance to Stonehenge during the Summer solstice, but the charges were always dropped. England has a high tolerance for eccentrics, and the man was freed by the court. The sword could not be reached for comment. (BBC News)
2003 San Mateo, CA Janet Adams, 41, was arrested Saturday after police say she fleeced a Half Moon Bay teen out of $15,000 -- payment to ward off the bad fortune she predicted. San Mateo Police Lt. Kevin Raffaelli said the 19-year-old met Adams in December, when Adams did a psychic reading for her. Adams got the teen's phone number, and called her asking for more money to perform incantations to protect her and her family from harm, Raffaelli said. `This 19-year-old was very innocent, very vulnerable,'' Alberti said. Over several months, Adams would make predictions that the woman's family members were about to die, and would tell her that she needed to pay or the predictions would come true, Alberti said. The victim had access to a parent's bank account, and also charged payments on her credit cards, Alberti said. (AP)
2003, Tokyo, Japan Japanese 'psychic' Shunichi Miyazaki,55, and his group were arrested for fraud. A Japanese man has been arrested along with eight "disciples" on suspicion of fraud, after taking millions of yen in fees for performing exorcism rites on the public. Most of the victims were believed to be women in their 20s or 30s, the Daily Yomiuri said. Police said that the group dressed in tennis clothes and carried racquets or violin cases to make them appear more "credible" when approaching potential clients in public places, such as train stations.The group members told passers-by: "Your back is possessed by the spirit of a dead woman and she has attached strings to your neck," or "the spirit of a dead man with severed legs is cling to your waist," the Daily Yomiuri reported. The group, led by 55-year-old Shunichi Miyazaki, is suspected of charging more than 1,000 people between 30,000 and 1 million yen ($253-8,449) for an exorcism, the paper said. "When I was a high school student, I nearly drowned. After the incident I came to have psychic power. I didn't mean to cheat them and it is not a fraud," he was quoted as saying. (The Daily Yomiuri)
2003 Roanoke, VA Satanist Terry Dale Duncan, 30, says he tried to ‘disassemble’ his month-old son. Duncan, who claims to be a Satanist, was convicted of attempted capital murder. The child, identified previously as Terrence Alexander Duncan, likely would have died if not for intervention from a Child Health Investment Partnership nurse and a social worker who visited the Duncans after the boy missed a doctor’s appointment. Doctors discovered the child had suffered fractures to a leg, a shinbone and both collarbones. Bruises covered his nose, forehead and eyes. They later discovered a wound that appeared to be a cigarette burn at the back of his throat.(AP)
2003 Des Moines, Iowa In Nov. Iowa Melissa Fernandez, 20, is charged with one count of child endangerment. Tina Kish said she was shocked by what her daughters told her about the times they stayed with Fernandez, a family friend and baby sitter who also lives in the Park Ridge Apartment complex on Indianola Avenue. Kish said the girls told her that Fernandez served them alcohol, and got one of them drunk. The girls also said Fernandez taught them things about witchcraft, took them to an abandoned building Fernandez told them is haunted, and allowed one girl to cut herself as part of a blood ritual. Fernandez admitted she studies Satanism as a "religion", but denies she practices witchcraft. Fernandez admits she's a cutter, like many Wiccans and Satanists, it seems. "I had cut myself. I do that kind of out of habit now. And she just kind of copied me," Fernandez said. Fernandez also admitted to getting the kids drunk, "I had been drinking a little bit that night. And they pretty much wanted to try it, like kids always do," Fernandez said. However, she tried to explain away the Satanism part, I can completely understand the charges for distributing alcohol to a minor, and I will fess up to that, but anything else I completely do not understand," Fernandez said. Fernandez said she simply showed the girls the movie "Practical Magic," which is about witches, and the twin's Satanism claims are just "a misunderstanding". Eeeeeeyeah. (AP)
2003 North Carolina - Wiccan Janine Sutphen, 57, a cellist with the Durham North Cartolina Symphony Orchestra, became suspicioua of her husband's spending practices. She, along with Wiccan husband William James Petrick, were part of a polygamist marriage. Sutphen's remains turned up in North Carolina's Falls Lake in May 2003. Her body was wrapped up in sleeping bags and a chain was tied around her legs. The absence of apparent wounds led police to determine the cause of death was asphyxiation. Petrick rejected an initial plea deal to second-degree murder and fraud charges. But just before jury selection began in July in his fraud trial, he pleaded no contest to a single count of obtaining property by false pretenses and admitted to being a habitual felon.Sutphen's remains turned up in North Carolina's Falls Lake in May 2003. Her body was wrapped up in sleeping bags and a chain was tied around her legs. The absence of apparent wounds led police to determine the cause of death was asphyxiation. Following an investigation of the couple's home, Petrick was charged with multiple counts of fraud related to bogus checks, including one for $47,866 alone. Petrick dismissed his defense attorney and decided to represent himself, just like Ted Bundy and other psychotic killers have done in the past. He got life in prison. From this we can conclude 1. His money spells didn't work, which is why he had to steal. 2. His magic couldn't gain him his freedom 3. Criminal types are attracted to the occult. (AP)
2003 Lake Placid, Florida A little publicized case occured when a man was arrested for the murder of his wife. The two were both Satanists and made their living owning a funeral home. One night the couple engaged in a sex game involving drainig the blood out his wife necks with a syringe and drinking it. The vampire "game" went to far when the bleeding got out of hand, and the wife bled to death. He was arerested for murder. (local undrertaker)
2003 North Jersey, NJ - Karen R. Mitchell, 32, of Allendale has to answer charges of theft by deception for claiming to be a psychic and bilking a client out of nearly $24,000 over two years.The client told police the scam began on her first visit when Mitchell said she needed more time for a séance and asked her to get more money from an automated teller machine. At one point she and the soothsayer traveled to New York City to buy a $12,000 Tourneau watch so they could "turn back time." The watch was among jewelry and clothing that police say persuaded the woman to buy. In other instances, the client was persuaded to buy clothing to dress up figures to look like people from her past. (AP)

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2003 Pompano Beach,FL On 11-6-03 cops say Jean-Marie Jean-Francois beat his girlfriend Fritz-Anna to death as part of a well thought out plan. Jean-Francois had abused the woman throughout their relationship. Jean-Francois was a Voodoo practitioner, who had his own handwritten book of spells, and he was more than just a "dabbler". Jean-Francois led a double life; on the one hand, he seemed like a church going man, but police say nothing could mask his obsession with voodoo, seduction and pain. Jean-Marie Jean-Francois is still at large and could be hiding out among Florida's Hatian community, Canada, or Haiti. Anyone with any information should call law enforcement or 1-800-CRIME-TV. (America's Most Wanted)
2003 Burton, MI - Two girls and their mother spent six years in constant fear, hiding from a devil worshipper who raped the girls dozens of times while he baby-sat them. On Halloween when the family received an anonymous “Friday the 13th” videotape depicting two sisters being killed. Fearful that David Lindensmith, 40, would kill them, the girls finally went to police and detailed a horrific story of molestationthat began in 1992 when they were 4 and 6 years old. The girls, now 14 and 16, told police Lindensmith pointed a pistol at them and threatened to kill them if they went to police. Genesee County Sheriff Robert J.Pickell said Lindensmith met the girls in 1992 when he became their mother’s boyfriend for a short time. A search of Lindensmith’s Bergin Avenue home turned up 300 DVDs and four computer hard drives with images of child pornography, Pickell said. Police also found satanic cult items in his house, along with books they said he used to cast evil spells on people. (GCSD Press Releases)
2003 King's Moutain SC Police shut down a home explosives lab operated by Phillip Lovelace, Jonathan Garrett, Roger McFarland and George Adams the third, who all belonged to a Satanic cult. The police chief says the group tested homemade napalm and Molotov cocktails in unoccupied places in town and possibly threw one at an Amtrak train driving through town where it bounced off. Police also discovered occult books, and several copies of The Satanic Bible. (NTI: Global Security Newswire)
2002 Manahttan, NY Two self-described psychics, Sonia Merino, 50 and her daughter-in-law, Nasta Merino, 23 were arrested and charged with five counts each of mail fraud for allegedly conning clients into paying thousands of dollars in fees to "free them from bad karma". The pair offered psychic readings for as little as $10 but would then tell clients that additional sessions, ranging up to $20,000, were needed to drive away a curse or some negative spiritual force. One client told investigators that he gave Sonia Merino more than $518,000 in checks, a 1999 Volkswagen Beetle, a CD player and a personal computer over a three-year period after first going to her for a tarot card reading in 1996 after a failed romance. He says Sonia told him he needed a series of costlier sessions including a request for $750,000 to pay a group of psychics to conduct all-night meditations on his behalf. One victim was quoted in the affidavit as saying that Sonia Merino threatened to put a curse on her when she refused to pay several thousand dollars for a series of sessions. Another told of being badgered with phone calls every few hours throughout the night. In addition to mail fraud, Sonia and her husband Steve, 44, were charged with tax fraud for allegedly underreporting $750,000 in income from 1995 through 1999. Sonia Merino also sold clients what she described as "holy water" from the Vatican but analysis showed it was Manhattan Beach tap water, authorities said. Nasta Merino was accused of selling at least one person "holy water" from Ste.-Anne-de-Beaupre, a Catholic shrine near Quebec City, Canada, which is frequented by invalids seeking miracle cures. It, too, came from a local tap. (AP)
2002 Bochum, Germany A couple who killed a friend by stabbing him 66 times in a Satanic ritual were jailed in Jan. Daniel Ruda, a 26-year-old former car parts salesman, and his 23-year-old wife Manuela had confessed to the killing in their apartment, surrounded by human skulls, cemetery lights, scalpels and incense. The dead man, a 33-year-old colleague of Daniel Ruda's, was found in the couple's apartment covered in knife wounds and with a scalpel protruding from his stomach. A pentagram, the sign of the Devil, had been carved into his chest. A judge in the western town of Bochum sentenced Daniel to 15 years and Manuela 13 years in a psychiatric ward. Manuela, a former high school student who said she drifted into the "Gothic" scene after the devil contacted her when she was 14, slept in a coffin in their apartment. The court heard how Manuela acquired a taste for vampirism during a visit to London, where she attended "bite parties" at which people voluntarily had blood sucked from their veins. She met Daniel after responding to his advertisement in a heavy metal magazine that read: "Pitch black vampire seeks princess of darkness who hates everything and everyone."They have shown no remorse, saying the devil ordered them to send him a human sacrifice because he wanted a "court jester". Daniel said he had merely been a tool of the devil. "If you run someone over with a car, you don't prosecute the car," he said at one point.(serialkillercalendar.com)2002 Tucson, AZ Jason Paul Doty, the "Aryan Satanist" who murdered Grady Towers in March 2000, was found guilty on January 18, 2002. His sentencing hearing is coming up in a few weeks. He recieved 2 life sentences. His "spiritual war to purify the white race" prompted Doty to shoot a security guard at Tohono Chul Park and brag about the sacrifice to friends. Grady Mitchell Towers, 55, was killed because Doty, 29, needed to slay a white person on March 20, 2000—the Spring Equinox—to achieve magical powers, Deputy County Attorney Teresa Godoy told jurors. Jurors heard excerpts from letters Doty wrote to friends and from an "archive" he kept of his activities. "Violence is the law, death to the dove. Behold the terror in [Towers'] eyes," Godoy read from Doty's writings. He was shot 7 times; once in the upper chest, above the left eye, in the back of the head and all other shots were to the left side of the head—two shots against the head. The Satanist Doty also remains the primary suspect in the unsolved murder of Robin Hay, a mother of two who was brutally slashed to death in March 2000 at the eegee’s restaurant at Ina and Thornydale roads where she worked. (Pima County Attorney's Office)
2002 Los Angeles, California The company that operated a telephone psychic line that saturated the airwaves with infomercials was brought to court by the Federal Trade Commisison for fraud. It seemed rather than give people a "free reading" as promised, the company (Psychic Friends Network) was charging folks a hefty $6.00 per minute (as much as Sprint charges for a call to Vietnam). One man sued after his "free" call cost him $300. Lady Cleo (who's real name is Youree Harris), the infomercial's star, had seemed to lose credibility with the public after failing to predict the terrorist attacks on the U.S.A. on 9-11-01. It also turned out the spokeswoman, "Lady Cleo", wasn't a Jamaican born psychic, but a Californian actress with a phony accent. Harris wrote a play called "Women Only" in which she cast herself as a Jamaican woman. This characther became the basis for her psychic Cleo charachter. In 2006 Harris apparently tried to gain some publicity by "coming out" and admitting she was a lesbian. The story only recieved coverage in a few gay newspapers and was largely ignored by the mainstream press. You don't have to be psychic to figure our her acting career is over. (Court TV)
2002 Leesberg, Virginia "Dr. Robert Schwartz, 57, was a founding member of the Virginia Biotechnology Association, and the Executive Director of Research and Development at Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology. In his farmhouse he was stabbed and slashed repeatedly with a sword and an 'X' was carved in the back of his neck . His daughter, who identifies herself as a Wiccan high priestess, and three of her fellow pagans have been charged." [Globe and Mail, 5/4/02] All were part of what they called a coven, and interested in magic, fantasy and self-mutilation. The police have no motive as to why they would have wanted to kill Schwartz, who was a single parent and said to be very close to his children. One of the Wiccan murderers, who has a history of mental illness, says he was given permission to kill Schwartz by "vampires and creatures named Ordog, Sabba and Nicodemus". Schwartz worked at Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology on DNA sequencing and pathogenic microorganisms. Despite wiccans always claiming how scientists endorse Wicca, I guarentee you one at least who wouldn't if he were still alive! (AP)
2002 Prince William County VA Russell John Smith a.k.a "Reverend Sorath." operated his own Satanic internet website called "The Order of Perdition", open to Satanists & "Left Hand Path Pagans." "Satanismallows for indulgence in life and its pleasures rather than abstinence, as Christianity preaches," Smith wrote on his website. Smith’s "indulgences" included talking 12year old girls into sex as part of a Satanic sex ritual. He was charged with rape and forcible sodomy of a child and was eventually sentenced to 48 years in prison. After allegations surfaced that Smith, 37, had repeatedly molested two girls, he resigned his job as a corrections officer and was on the lam, along with his 12 y.o. daughter. Police searched Smith’s home & found a goat skull with a pentagram drawn on it, black robes, black candles, young girls’ underwear. His spells couldn’t keep him out of jail, and he became America’s Most Wanted capture #720. Russell Smith tried to evade serving hard time by attempting to slash his wrists with a piece of tin foil from a juice carton. But a judge saw right though it and sentenced him to 48 years in prison. I guess his magic doesn't work either. The Order of Perdition "excommunicated" Smith, and stated on their website : "We ...DO NOT promote or have anything to do with Child Abuse, Animal Abuse or Animal Sacrifice, Illegal Substances, or ANY Criminal Activities what so ever." But even LaVey didn’t measure up to those standards in real life according to his family! The website is gone at this writing, and the order has apparently been disbanded. Perhaps eventually they’ll get tired of apologizing and realize Satanism is for criminals and ditch it. (America's Most Wanted)
2001 Moscow,Russia On Mar 18, Russian police arrested a self described Satanist who confessed to sacrificing four people in a basement in ritual Satanic slayings. A fire reported in the building led to the discovery. When fire fighters arrived at the scene, they found the decomposed bodies of two women and two men. Three of them had been decapitated and one man's chest was cut open. There were candles around the bodies, which were also decorated with flowers (Agence France Presse, Interfax)2001 London, England In Feb. Thelemite and jobless drifter Henry Bibby (alias Edward Crowley) was sentenced to life imprisonment at the Old Bailey for carrying out a Thelma ritual of child sacrifice on an innocent twelve-year-old victim. He had stabbed the boy, Diego Pineiro-Villar, over thirty times in Covent Garden, London, on 8 May 2000. Police found a bag that Bibby had kept with him. It contained a small number of legal documents about his change of name, and a chilling sketch that police believe was drawn a few weeks before the attack. Entitled Delendus Est Pineiro, which roughly translates as “destroy Pineiro,” the pencil diagram makes references to child sacrifice, black magic and Greek mythology. The symbols relate to quotations from Crowley’s works. There were a number of references to child sacrifice, including one from Aleister Crowley’s Magick in Theory and Practice that read, “For the highest spiritual working one must accordingly choose that victim which contains the greatest and purest force. A male child of perfect innocence and high intelligence is the most satisfactory and suitable victim.”. (BBC News)
2001 Lake Charles,Louisiana David Daniel Settlemyer pleads guilty to attempting to persuade a man to travel to Louisiana to have sex with a minor, as well as to sending child pornography by computer. With this and other charges, Settlemyer may face life in prison. Prosecutors claim that Settlemyer tried to convince someone he met on-line (who turned out to be an undercover FBI agent) to come to Louisiana to kidnap and rape three girls. Settlemyer had previously been convicted for kidnapping and attempted kidnapping. A California man, Chance Rearden, faces a number of charges related to an alleged attempt by Rearden to persuade Settlemyer to go to California to hunt, kidnap, rape, and kill children. Authorities claim that Rearden is an admitted neo-Nazi, Satanist, and white supremacist. (AP)2001 Moscow, Russia Police arrested a man who confessed to murdering four people in a basement in the Russian capital in what appears to have been ritual Satanic slayings, Interfax reported on 3-17-01. One of the police investigators quoted by Interfax news agency, said the murders appeared to have been committed by a Satanic cult judging by the way the bodies were mutilated and other evidence at the crime scene. At around 3.30 a.m on Saturday, the fire service received a phone call reporting a blaze in the basement of an apartment building in eastern Moscow, Police Lieutenant-Colonel Fyodor Agapov told Interfax.When fire fighters arrived at the scene, they found the decomposed bodies of two women and two men. Three of them had been decapitated and one man's chest was cut open.There were candles around the bodies, which were also decorated with flowers.(TASS)
2001 Georgia Statewide Satanist Jay Scott Ballinger, 36, of Yorktown, Indiana, recieved a life sentnce for the torching of some 26 churches including 5 in Georgia, one of which killed a firefighter. It was the largest number of fires charged to one individual during the task force's nearly 3-year-old investigation, said Treasury Undersecretary James Johnson, the task force co-chairman. The task force has opened investigations of 752 church fires, bombings or attempted bombings and has charged 331 individuals in 249 of those attacks. Racial prejudice was not a motivation as Ballinger was "a white man charged with setting fire to predominantly white churches," Acting Assistant Attorney General Bill Lann Lee, task force co-chairman, said at a news conference at the Justice Department. Ballinger traveled with his girlfriend, Angela Wood, 24, of Atlanta, as she worked as a stripper in several states. Wood and another man, Donald A. Puckett, 37, of Lebanon, Ind., have told federal agents they took part with Ballinger in burning an Indiana church where they painted an upside-down cross on the steps as part of a Satanic ritual. Mostly unemployed since he settled back into his parents' rural home in 1990, Ballingerhad two scrapes with the law before the arson case. In 1994, he was cited for giving minors alcohol. That same year, parents complained he was recruiting teen-agers into a cult. At Ballinger's home, Daleville Police Sgt. Mark Brewer confiscated about 50 contracts signed in blood by teen-agers who agreed to give their souls to the devil and do "all types of evil" in exchange for wealth, power and sex. Ballinger was not charged and successfully sued to get the contracts back, Brewer said. Yeah, why that's religious persecution by the "evil xtians" against a harmless peace-loving Satanist! (The Capital, 4-14-01)
2001 London, England Londoners were horrified by the sight of the dimembered corpse of a child floating down the River Thames in Sept. The child had been murdered as part of a Voodoo sacrifice. The child, called "Adam" by police, turned out to be a Nigerian national, and lead police to breaking up a major child trafficking ring, possibly saving many other West African children from a life of slavery, prostitution, child pronography...and even worse. Police say Adam had been earmarked for human sacrifice when he was smuggled into the UK. Richard Hoskins, a U.K.based expert on African religion and Voodoo, was called in on the case. He told reporters human sacrifice is a highly unusual aspect of black magic but that Nigerians themselves acknowledge that sacrificial killings often occur. He also added that Animal-blood offerings are deeply rooted in West African voodoo culture. It's regarded as a way to "communicate with the spirit world and gain protection from ancestral deities". To find out why and by whom, murder squad detectives traveled to Nigeria and the city of Benin. With the trafficking gang's ringleader now in jail, detectives remain hopeful that Adam's killers can finally be brought to justice. (BBC News)
2001 Dayton, OH Satanist Darrell W. Ferguson, 23, takes advatange of a 2-day pass to go on a crime and killing spree. While robbing people to fuel his huffing and crack habits, he brutally stabbed 61-year-old Thomas King Sr. in his Dayton home on Dec. 23, 2001, and stomped and kicked him with his steel-toed boots. A day later, he did the same to Arlie and Mae Fugate, aged 68 and 69. He left bloody impressions of his boot on the cheek of Mr. Fugate and on Mr. King's pants. DNA testing of his boots found probable blood matches for all three victims. Ferguson confessed to the crimes with graphic detail after his arrest and personally requested the death penalty in letters to the judge and prosecutor. "What I done is done and if I could bring them back I wouldn't,'' his letter to the judge read. "I have no Remorse for what I did.'' In prison he taunted the families of his victims during his sentencing hearing and posted poems and essays about his crimes and his Satanic beliefs on his personal web site (um, why are murderers allowed to have websites???). Ferguson refused to participate in his own clemency hearing, and volunteered to hasten his execution. He was executed in 2006. (AP)
2001 North Ft. Myers, FL The North Fort Myers woman who police say went on a bloody rampage Sept. leaving her 6-year-old son dead practiced Wiccan witchcraft and went by the name “Palm Frond.” Leslie Wallace, 39, studied the Wicca religion and kept recipes for death spells and ailments for enemies, according to reports made public. In her Book of Shadows she wrote “Society itself is full of bigotry toward witches and witchcraft...As it doesn’t deal with Christianity, it is feared and loathed. My goal is to better learn of the craft and to apply it to being a solitary Wicca.” Apparently this included murdering her kids. Yep, no better way to calm fears of irrational "xtians" like sacrificing your own offspring! According to police, Wallace deviated from the Wiccan rede (or maybe she just didn't think she was harming anyone) in September, when she killed her son James with a shotgun and tried to shoot her other two sons, including one whose life was literally saved by a Bible. [That noise you hear is Silver Ravenwolf grinding her teeth] After gunning down poor little James, Wallace drove to New Wine Ministries in North Fort Myers, where she tried to gun down her son, Kenneth, 16, sending a panic through the church (oh, you xtians are so prejudiced against Wiccans!). The boy’s life was spared when the shotgun blast hit a Bible he held in front of him. Police said she next went to a Pizza Hut in North Fort Myers where she tried to kill Gregory. But that attempt failed, too, when Wallace couldn’t get through the locked doors. The rampage ended in a gun battle with Lee County sheriff’s deputies on the Fort Myers side of the Caloosahatchee Bridge. After firing at deputies, Wallace was shot and critically wounded. Wallace, who was contemplating a divorce in the days before the shooting, is now in the Lee County Jail facing one count of first-degree murder, one count of attempted first-degree murder, four counts of aggravated assault and four counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer. Prosecution says it will seek the death penality. Her sister said in a statement that Leslie Wallace bragged about being bipolar and that the courts "wouldn’t do anything to her.” Blessed Be! At least James will be with Jesus after the Ressurection, where witches can't hurt him. (USA Today)
2001 Llanfairpwll on Anglesey,Wales 17 y.o. paperboy Mathew Hardman is found guilty and recieves a life sentence for murdering his 90 year old neighbor Mabel Leyshon. Hardman denied all the charges and allegations,but DNA found at the murder scene matched that of blood found on a knife at Hardman's home. Hardman was obsessed with vampires and the occult, and had told others he wanted to kill someone "in order to become immortal". In Nov. of '01, he broke into her house, stabbed her 22 times and drank her blood as part of an occult ritual. he also mutilated her body before placing pokers at her feet in the shape of a cross. Her heart had been removed, wrapped in newspaper and placed in a saucepan on a silver platter next to her body. Prosecution said the murder was carefully planned. Two months before Mrs Leyshon's murder, Hardman had accused a 16-year-old German girl of being a vampire. Claiming she was "one of them", he begged the student to bite his neck so that he too could become a vampire. When she refused, he became violent and began insisting, pressing his neck against her mouth. Eventually the girl had to summon help. The prosecution also outlined how Hardman had surfed the internet for vampire websites and had read a magazine which featured an article on how to conduct a black mass (btw, is that how you got here?). Kids, there are no real vampires, and vampires are evil. Evil is not something you want. If you want to be a vampire, please see the LINKS page on this website to find help (BBC News)
2001 Las Vegas, NV Wiccan Brookey Lee West was arrested for slaying her mother, while continuing to collect her mother's Social Security checks. In 1998 West told acquaintances that she sent her elderly mother to live with West's brother in California. Some doubted her story and suspected foul play, but three years came and went before their suspicions were confirmed. In February 2001, authorities found Smith's body sealed in a plastic garbage can inside a Las Vegas storage unit. The can had sprung a leak, and the overpowering stench from the liquefied remains led to the discovery of the secret tomb. Next to the garbage can, investigators found books on Wicca and the occult, including a handwritten Book of Shadows written in Thebes. Police would connect Smith to several murders throughout her life. Author Scott Mitchell later remarked, "She just got overconfident," he said. "She got away with so much for so long, she just became a little too casual."Smith was a "gernerational witch". Her father, Leroy Smith, had also been a practioner of Wicca and also a white supremacist. The crimes are detailed in the book, Witch: The True Story of Las Vegas's Most Notorious Female Killer. The family's occult links showed themselves in the mid-1980s, when West was embroiled in a custody dispute with the father of her 8-year-old daughter. West wanted to give the girl up for adoption, but the father, Ronald Viramontes, refused to sign away his parental rights. In the middle of the dispute, Leroy Smith sent Viramontes a threatening letter that included pentagrams and satanic curses. Four days after the letter arrived, a masked man knocked on Viramontes' door and shot his 86-year-old grandmother in the chest. She survived, and the case remains unsolved. "She had a history, along with her father, of trying to eliminate people when they got in their way," Clark County prosecutor Scott Mitchell said of Brookey Lee West. "Once you showed yourself to be in opposition to anything Brookey Lee West wanted to do, your life was in danger." Blessed Be! (Witch: The True Story of Las Vegas' Most Notorious Female Killer Berkley True Crime)
2001 Swansea, Wales Satanist Richard Cullen, 44, taped 21 y.o. Elizabeth Sims-Rees’s hands together and repeatedly smashed her head with a rubber mallet. Then he throttled her with a shirt, before carrying the 21-year-old upstairs and raping her. Cullen claimed the incident started over an argument about the T.V. show,Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Cullen was jailed for five years in 1990 for arson and possession of a firearm, and again in 1993 for indecent assault and threats to kill. He had told the woman victim in the indecent assault case about his devil worship, and claimed to have sacrificed dogs in rituals because the species’ name was God spelt backwards. He recieved life in prison.(WalesOnline)
2001 Madrid, Spain In December, police disrupted a Satanic ritual in progress with the participants performing Satanic rites using dissected eagles, goats and entrails. The Satanists escaped by clambering out through the roof, leaving the officers to examine blood-splattered walls on which was written "Satan will conquer" and in various places the number 6. Police were dispatched after people complained about the noise from a disused slaughterhouse in a suburb of the week prior, leading to the raid. A neighbour said: "They were kicking up a lot of noise and had prepared a fire." Police are worried that they had also used bottles of diseased sliced pig, jars of animal remains and chemicals that were left in cupboards at the abattoir when it closed two years ago. "We are particularly concerned about containers labelled 'porcine disease'," an officer said. Eagles are a protected species in Spain, and use of protected birds by Satanic sects is being investigated by police. (Telegraph News)

10-03-2012, 03:03 AM
Oh God not more of this shit again :rolleyes:

These are getting as boring and repetitive as the anti-Christian threads on here.

10-03-2012, 03:06 AM
Hitler...a Christian?






There is one myth we need to debunk that's a favorite nowadays of not only occultniks and Neopagans, but all haters of Christianity. One favorite rant I often hear from Wiccans and Neopagans and others is that "Hitler was a Christian!", and thus all Christians should be lumped together with him (which is the kind of reasoning bigots use). I have even heard this lie repeated by Christian ministers who should know better!

A variation of this idea was that Hitler was a Catholic, and the Holocaust was yet another "pogrom" that Hitler carried out by order of the Vatican (!). People who believe this stuff should be careful the squirrels don't bury them. While it is true that Hitler was baptized a Roman Catholic as an infant and even claimed he considered the priesthood as a young man, but this does not mean he held these beliefs all his life. If you count Hitler being a Christian in his youth, then you would have to count most Wiccans, Satanists, Scientologists, etc., as Christians since many of them come from Christian backgrounds as well.

Hitler was born in 1889 in Austria, and was indeed baptized a Roman Catholic as a baby, but as he got older, he abandoned his Christian faith. But so that he could win the German people to his way of thinking, he kept up the pretense of being a Christian when he became "Der Fuhrer".

Despite the belief by many pagans and even many Christians alike, Hitler was NOT a Christian. Hitler despised Jews and anything remotely Jewish and so naturally he despised Christianity. Hitler once said in a speech that "Christianity is the greatest trick the Jews every played on humanity". Does this sound like something a Christian would say??? Even though there are some neo-Nazi groups that claim to be "Christian" it doesn't make them so. You can claim to be a bullfrog and even go so far to paint yourself green, but it doesn't make you a bullfrog. In fact, had such "Nazi-Christian" groups existed in Hitler's Germany they would have surely been liquidated after the war. There was to only be one religion in the new Germany had Hitler won, and that religion would have been a state-run version of the Neopagan religion called Odinism.

There are statements Hitler made that could lead one to the conclusion Hitler was a Christian, but only if you're Naive. For instance, in Mein Kampf, Hitler wrote:

"Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord." (Mein Kampf Pg 33, English Translation)

"The National Government will preserve and defend those basic principles on which our nation was built up. They regard Christianity as the foundation of our national morality and the family as a basis of national life." (Hitler to the German People: Feb. 1 1933).

So Hitler not only tried to make himself sound like a Christian, and even tried to make anti-Semitism sound like a Christian cause. When reading such statements, people must use common sense (if you don’t possess any, please get some). First of all, Mein Kampf was not meant to be a book of factual statements, but instead meant to be a sort of sales brochure for evil. After all, Hitler never said "I plan to kill all the Jews in the whole world and get Germany in another world war! I will also kill anyone I don’t like, including Freemasons, handicapped people, Trade Unionists, or Jehovah’s Witnesses. I’ll make soap and dog food out of them in concentration camps. After that, I will eliminate Christianity altogether and replace it with a nationalistic Neopagan religion. Whoever defies me will be killed!".

But these are exactly the things he was planning while he was writing Mien Kampf. He couldn't tell people all his crazy schemes or what he really thought or he never would have come to power. Common sense can detect this is true.

Hitler’s Views on Christianity: The Facts

Let's look at a few things before you decide Hitler was a Christian. Here are some quotes which show what Hitler really thought of Christianity from the people that were in his inner circle:

"Christianity is an invention of sick brains...The war will be over one day. I shall then consider that my life's final task will be to solve the religious problem." [Hitler’s Table Talk, p. 142-4]

"Christianity is the biggest lie the Jews ever told humanity"

-- Adolf Hitler, 13 December 1941.

"So it's not opportune to hurl ourselves now into a struggle with the Churches. The best thing is to let Christianity die a natural death," -- Adolf Hitler, 14 October 1941.

"When National Socialism has ruled long enough, it will no longer be possible to conceive of a form of life different from ours. In the long run, National Socialism and religion will no longer be able to exist together…The heaviest blow that ever struck humanity was the coming of Christianity. Bolshevism is Christianity's illegitimate child. Both are inventions of the Jew. The deliberate lie in the matter of religion was introduced into the world by Christianity." [Hitler's Table Talk, p. 6-7]

"Christianity is a rebellion against natural law, a protest against nature. Taken to its logical extreme, Christianity would mean the systematic cultivation of the human failure." [p. 51]

"Christianity, of course, has reached the peak of absurdity in this respect. And that's why one day its structure will collapse. Science has already impregnated humanity. Consequently, the more Christianity clings to its dogmas, the quicker it will decline."[Hitler's Table Talk, pp 58-62]

"Hitler usually concluded this historical speculation by remarking 'You see, it's been our misfortune to have the wrong religion. Why didn't we have the religion of the Japanese, who regard sacrifice for the Fatherland as the highest good? The Mohammedan religion too would have been much more compatible to us than Christianity. Why did it have to be Christianity with its meekness and flabbiness?'" [Speer, Albert, Inside the Third Reich, Bonanza Books, New York, p. 96]

"The reason why the ancient world was so pure, light and serene was that it knew nothing of the two great scourges: the pox and Christianity." [Hitler's Table Talk, p. 75]

"The Jew who fraudulently introduced Christianity into the ancient world----in order to ruin it----re-opened the same breach in modern times, taking as his pretext the social question. Just as Saul became St. Paul, Mardochai has become Karl Marx." [p. 314]

People who want to paint Hitler as a Christian (including some Neo-Nazis) state the above claims come mainly from the" recollections" of his followers and therefore may not be true, and then brainlessly fall back on quotes from Mien Kampf to paint Hitler as a Christian. But as we see, there are too many of these "recollections"(and from people who were closest to him no less) for it to not accurately reflect what Hitler thought about the Christians. Who would better know what Hitler really thought than the people closest around him? This may come as a shock for the more naive readers, but Adolph Hitler was not well known for his truth telling abilities! Mein Kampf is a book of lies. Are we also to believe the other things written in Mein Kampf, including German racial superiority, and an international conspiracy of Jews taking over the world? Hitler, like any dictator, lied to suit the situation as he saw fit.

Germany’s population followed the Christian religion, and Hitler knew that he needed the support of Christians, or else he would not be supported as the undisputed leader of Germany. Hitler merely claimed to be a Christian solely for political purposes. Albert Speer, the architect and weapons procurer for the Third Reich reveals why Hitler did not immediately gas Christians in the death camps. Albert Speer noted in his memoirs, " Around 1937, when Hitler heard the at the instigation of the party and the SS vast numbers of his followers had left the church because it was obstinately opposing his plans, he nevertheless ordered his chief associates Goering and Goebbels, to remain members of the church. He too would remain a member of the Catholic Church, he said, although he had no real attachment to it. And in fact he remained in the church until his suicide." [ Inside The Third Reich by Albert Speer Pg. 146]

10-03-2012, 03:07 AM
A person claiming they have "no real attachment" to the church is not a Christian! A person who uses church membership to further aims of world domination is not a Christian! Just going to church does not make one a Christian, going into a chicken coop does not make one a chicken! The enemies of the Christian religion try to paint Hitler as a Christian to detract from it. When Christians see such claims, we must fight back through the courts. We cannot allow these lies to continue.

Far from embracing Christianity, the Nazi’s, in fact, instituted a policy known as "Kircenkampf" (literally meaning "against the Church"), which was a campaign against the churches, both Roman Catholic AND protestant. The plan was to gradually eliminate Christianity and replace it with Odinism! The plan was not publicly announced, but the signs of it were obvious, and certainly Hitler’s inner circle knew of Kircenkampf. For some Nazis, Kircenkampf wasn’t going fast enough. Martin Bormann was one such Nazi who would have loved to have eliminated Christianity before the war ended.

"In Bormann’s mind, the Kirchenkampf, the campaign against the churches, was useful for reactivating party ideology which had been lying dormant. He was the driving force behind this campaign, as was made time and time again made plain around our round table. Hitler was hesitant, but only because he would rather postpone this problem to a more favorable time. Here in Berlin, surrounded by male cohorts, he spoke more coarsely and bluntly than he ever did in the midst of his Obersalzberg entourage. ‘Once I have settled my other problems,’ he occasionally declared, ‘I’ll have my reckoning with the church. I’ll have it reeling on the ropes." [Inside the Third Riech by Albert Speer pg 147]

Clearly Hitler and the Nazi high command wanted to eliminate all Christian Churches. It was not really a question of "if" but "when". Neopagans like Bormann wanted it done immediately, but Hitler wanted to wait until he had won World War II, and then with the world conquered. Hitler knew he needed people to fight for him, and he had to pay lip service to the church until his aims were met, and then he could destroy it. Hitler’s hatred for Judaism and all things Jewish was all consuming, so the tyrant, any Christian church was just another form of Judaism.


New Evidence Discovered

In 2001 new documents from the Nuremberg trials were declassified and released to the public by Rutgers Law School that do indeed confirm Hitler was going to eradicate Christianity after the war had he won. The documents including original handwritten notes, appear on the web site of the Rutgers University School of Law in New Jersey in the United States. General William J Donovan, an investigator at the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg after World War II compiled The 148 volumes of material. According to Julie Seltzer Mandel in an interview with The Philadelphia Inquirer, "A lot of people will say, 'I didn't realize that they were trying to convert Christians to a Nazi philosophy...[the Nazis] wanted to eliminate Jews altogether, but they were also looking to eliminate Christianity."

The first installment, entitled "The Nazi Master Plan; The Persecution of Christian Churches", describes how the Nazis planned to replace Christianity with a religion based on racial superiority and the worship of Germanic gods like Thor and Odin. The report, prepared by the O.S.S. ( the forerunner of the CIA) states: "Important leaders of the National Socialist party would have liked... complete extirpation of Christianity and the substitution of a purely racial religion...The best evidence now available as to the existence of an anti-Church plan is to be found in the systematic nature of the persecution itself...Different steps in that persecution, such as the campaign for the suppression of denominational and youth organizations, the campaign against denominational schools, the defamation campaign against the clergy, started on the same day in the whole area of the Reich...and were supported by the entire regimented press, by Nazi Party meetings, by traveling party speakers"

Eradicating Christianity is definitely not the actions of a Christian! In fact, Hitler was not a Christian at all, and I think that point is clear now (except to those who want to cling to conspiracy theories). Hitler's hatred of Jews was all consuming. He saw Christianity as just another "Jewish cult". It is true that he considered Jews a "race" rather than a religion, but his hatred for Christians seemed only slightly less. But unlike something genetic, a person's religion can be changed. So the Nazis would have used great coercion to stop the Christian faith, and would have executed the remainder who refused. Thank God Hitler lost I am not sitting here writing this as an Odinist. Wait a second, why would I be writing this as an Odinist?

I guess I wouldn’t be !

And thank God for brave men like my late father, a PFC in the 3rd Army Rangers, who fought against the Nazi Pagan devils. They knew the Holocaust really happened because they saw it.

ADOLPH HITLER (1889-1945) Hitler’s name doesn’t spring to mind when one thinks of an occultist, but some occultists consider him to have had occult powers, so I'll mention him. Hitler might have been an Odinist (worshiper of false Viking gods like Thor, Odin, and Freya), or possibly just an atheist who dabbled in the occult, but at any rate, he obviously wasn’t a Christian. Some occultists consider him an "ascended master" or even an "avatar" (incarnated god). Hitler wanted to exterminate the Jews and eventually replace Christianity with Germanic paganism, and this much is certain.

Whatever Hitler’s religious beliefs were, we can certainly rule out his being a Christian. In 1996 documents from the Nuremberg Trial were discovered detailing the Nazi’s systematic persecution of Christian Churches and Hilter’s plans to eliminate Christianity altogether after WWII. An American General detailed the accounts given to him by former Nazi leaders of Hitler’s “Kirchenkampf” plans which comprise no less than 150 volumes of Nuremberg Trial documents alone! Even though Hitler may have written and said things at times to make him sound Christian, such as things he said in Mein Kampf, it should be remembered Mien Kampf is political propaganda and not to be taken at face value. Mein Kampf also doesn’t mention Hitler’s plans for the Holocaust, either. Ruteger’s Journal of Religion and Law has made those Nuremberg documents available to read online (need URL).

There have been may spurious accounts about Hitler and the Nazis, the occult being one subject. A book published in 1973 called The Spear of Destiny claimed Hitler was a Satanist obsessed with a legendary spear thought to have pierced the side of Christ. It also claims Hitler was a blood drinking Satanist who traveled to India and joined the cult of Kali. These, and many other bizarre stories are untrue. But there is no doubt that Hitler, Hess and Himmler were all involved in the occult to varying degrees, nonetheless.

There are many claims that Hitler belonged to various occult societies that combined racism and right wing politics with ritual magic. It’s possible some of the groups claimed to be interested in the occult as a smokescreen to hide their political aims. Besides the Thule, one group that Hitler also supposedly belonged to was called the New Order of Templars. The society was created by Georg Liebenfels in 1909, and combined the legends of the Templars with Aryan supremacy. There is at least one verified record of Hitler visiting Liebenfels, and it could certainly be there was a working relationship between the two. Liebenfels wrote to a disciple in a letter in 1932 “Hitler is one of our pupils.” and promised that through Hitler they would “make the whole world tremble”. They did, but the end results were probably not as he and Hitler would have hoped.

A Look magazine issue of 1940 mentions Hitler had his own observatory and practiced astrology, although Hitler said it was merely just for fun. The words “Hitler” and “fun” don’t exactly go together, and realizing some of the people trafficked with, it was probably more than for amusement purposes. Hitler’s superstition became so well known, that even The Three Stooges made a short that same year that mocked Hitler’s belief in astrology (and also mocked Hitler himself, of course! Soitenly!). When British Intelligence discovered Hitler’s interest in star gazing, they hired an astrologer named Pohl to try to figure out what Hitler’s astrologers were telling him. When asked about a British invasion, Pohl told Churchill he personally had known all the astrologers advising Hitler, and that they all had advised him against it. He was apparently right, since no dreaded invasion of Britain ever took place.

The Nazis attitude toward astrologers was ambivalent. On the one hand, they outlawed fortunetellers and astrologers, but quietly employed some of them for official party business. Hitler hired an astrologer and hypnotist named Hume to teach him about mass psychology and hypnosis. It’s believed Hume taught him the strange hand gestures that you often see used by Hitler during speeches in newsreels. Hume opened a seance parlor called “Castle of The Occult”. He had the room bugged with microphones to pick up conversations before the seances to fool people into thinking he had occult powers. He seemed to have predicted the Reischtag fire, perhaps because he played some part in it, or because the Nazis had told him about it, or he picked up plans for it during a bugged conversation. He was murdered 6 weeks later by the Berlin police, no one knows for sure why, but it’s generally thought the Reischtag fire had something to do with it. It may have been because his Jewish parentage finally came to light, or perhaps his microphones had been discovered, or it may have been because the Berlin Chief of Police was indebted to him for a large amount of money. At any rate, Hitler’s astrologer didn’t see it coming!

10-03-2012, 03:08 AM
The Nazis belief in astrology was so strong they were even willing to risk a U-Boat and it’s crew for a simple dime store farmer’s almanac. In 1942, German spies were sent by U-Boat to North Carolina to buy a copy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, believing it had the most accurate weather forecasts in the world (even though this has been proven not to be the case in scientic studies) They were promptly captured in the attempt of trying to buy a copy. Uncle Sam banned publication of all such almanacs until the end of WWII to discourage future attempts.

Occultism and quack science seem to go hand in hand, and not surprisingly quack sciences flourished under Hitler. Hoebinger was a mechanic who created a theory of “Fire and Ice” to explain the creation of the universe. His theory was that the moon was made of ice, and that planets were created when huge globes of ice collided with the sun. The current moon is the fourth such ice globe to be the earth’s satellite, and would plunge to earth in 1000 years, creating another deluge. This is supposedly why Hitler said the Third Reich would last 1000 years. Scientists were forced to accept this bizarre and unscientific Fire and Ice theory which Hitler favored as an alternative to what he called “Jewish science”. Hilter liked Hoebinnger so much, that Hoebinnger is the only person known to have told Hilter to shut up while he was talking...and live! Hoebinnger died in 1933, but a group of psudeo-scientists he assembled while alive continued to advise the Nazis. “The Hoebinngers” as they were known wrongly predicted a mild winter for Russia in 1942 which resulted in disaster for Germany when their troops experienced a sub-arctic nightmare. The winter was so cold gun powder wouldn’t ignite. Hoebinnger believed the earth was merely a hollow globe and the Nazis experimented on a crazy scheme to create a radar system based on the idea. It failed to work, since the earth isn’t hollow.

During WWII, the Germans became perplexed as to why the British were so good at finding and destroying their U-Boats and ships. They somehow drew the bizarre conclusion that the British were using psychics with pendulums swinging over maps (used sort of like divining rods) to do this. It didn’t occur to them, thank goodness for the world, that the British had in fact captured a German code machine (called an Enigma machine). The pendulum diviners were employed with Hitler’s approval, but did absolutely nothing to help locate British ships.

Hitler started out at the beginning of WW2 with the world's largest army while America had the 16th largest. His ally Japan, a nation of adherents to the Shinto religion who are goddess worshipers (not unlike Wiccans)decimated America's navy with the attack on Pearl Harbor. Although Mussolini was an atheist who only paid lip service to the Vatican to keep up appearances, the Fascists had occultist supporters like the Baron Julius Cesare and Andrea Evola, who wanted Italy to return to Roman paganism. Spain was yet another powerful ally to Hitler. Germany was way ahead in atomic bomb research at the beginning of the war.

In theory, Hitler should have won WW2 based on his resources, and in fact Germany was winning the war in the beginning.. But instead of course, Germany lost WW2, with Hitler biting on a cyanide capsule while simultaneously pulling the trigger of gun pointed at his head. Germany, Italy, and Japan lay in ruins. Spain had backed out of WWII declaring itself neutral and depriving Hitler of any help it might bring. Hitler’s name is the most reviled in history. So much for Odin! The occult didn’t help the evil Hitler, nor will it help anyone else. As a final act, Hitler committed suicide on April 30th...the Neopagan holiday of Walpurgisnacht. Some people speculate this date was chosen due to some kind of occult belief. Could Hitler have offered himself as a sort of human sacrifice to Germanic Pagan gods as a last desperate attempt to win the war? If so, this last magical act also failed.

Adolph Hitler; a failure and the most despised man to have ever lived.

HEINRICH HIMMLER Occultist chicken farmer who became an infamous mass murderer. Himmler was an early member of the Nazi Party who rose in rank to become the second in command of Hitler’s Reich. He was a devout student of the occult, in particular of Madame Blavatsky’s Theosophy, as well as astrology, spiritualism, and herbalism. Himmler headed the Nazi shock troops known as the SS during the Nazi regime. Himmler was obsessed at finding the occult origins of the “Aryan race”, and created a department called the Annenahbe to investigate and catalog every piece of folklore and superstition on the German speaking people. Himmler had 63 million dollars spent to restore the Welwelsburg Castle...an outrageous sum of money...just because he thought it was built on the site of a pre-Christian Saxon fort. It became the headquarters for the SS, and a Mecca of sorts for a future Germanic Neopagan/occult religion (some occult nuts even make visits there even today). The SS headquarters was a literal temple to German racism, and contained a library of an estimated 10,000 books of the occult, folklore, and anything having to do with Germany.

Himmler claimed he talked to the ghost of Henry the Folwer each night, who would appear at his bed. On the 1000th anniversary of Henry the Folwer’s birth, Himmler had Fowler’s remains re-enterred with much pomp and ceremony. Himmler also claimed to be the reincarnation of Henry the Folwer. It’s a head scratcher to wonder how he thought he was able to talk to his own ghost.

Himmler despised the Jesuits (since they were Christians) but oddly enough patterned the SS after them in some ways. Himmler intended to replace Christianity with Germanic Neopaganism with SS officers to act as sort of like High Priests for this new Neopagan religion. SS officers were even to preside over weddings. Hitler once remarked “After I die Himmler will probably make me into some kind of SS Saint. Can you believe it? Ridiculous! We should have just stayed with the Christians. At least they had a sense of order.” [emphasis mine to show Hitler and the Nazis had abandoned Christianity]

Himmler’s bizarre occult beliefs became the basis for many Nazi policies. SS officers were encouraged to copulate with women in German cemeteries in hopes the ghosts of German soldiers would be reincarnated into the babies from said unions. A German occultist named Karl Maria Wiligut (1866-1946) said he could psychically trace a German’s family tree back 280,000 years by psychic means, and that the Earth once had four moons and three suns. Wiligut claimed his own family line started when the gods of the sea mated with the gods of the air. Himmler immediately made this crackpot an SS Colonel! In 1938 Colonel Wiligut was forced to retire after it came to light he had once been committed to an insane asylum in 1924 after he was diagnosed as a schizophrenic! Surviving records indicate Himmler dispatched SS personnel to investigate such superstitious things as why crows linger at funerals than other birds (no one could find out, since they actually don’t).

When Germany’s fall was apparent, Himmler secretly tried (unsuccessfully) to negotiate a surrender deal with the allies. An aide implored him not to discuss occult subjects with his contact, a Dutch Barron. But Himmler, the original occult geek, lectured the poor man for an hour to the similarities to Germanic runes and Japanese pictographs as evidence that both Germans and Japanese were Aryans.

When Germany fell to the Alies in 1945, Himmler tried to escape wearing a Private’s uniform but his occult powers must have been on the blink or something, because he was captured and recognized almost immediately. He committed suicide during an interrogation by biting down on a suicide capsule he concealed in his mouth. Despite the supposed occult power the Nazis had, it did nothing for them. Germany laid in ruins, and the Nazis became the most despised villains in history.

Himmler’s son later described in the decades after the war the bizarre and Satanic things his father did, including having furniture made from human bones. Even he is perplexed by his father’s ghoulish appetites. He has not followed in his father’s footsteps, and is a Lutheran minister!

Hienrich Himmler; an occult geek and failure. One of the most reviled mass murders of history.

10-03-2012, 03:10 AM
RUDOLPH HESS Early Nazi party member who became Deputy Fuherer. Hess is best remembered for his bizarre attempt to win Great Britain on the side of the Axis that ended in his imprisonment.
Hess had been a member of the Thule Society, and was said to daily consulted astrologers and fortunetellers for advice. Hess became convinced by a psychic that Britain had to enter World War II on the Axis side for Germany to win. He thought he could convince the British to join the Axis, and flew a plane to Scotland on a mission to win them over...obviously not very likely. Hess failed in his mission and was immediately captured by a pitchfork wielding farmer upon his arrival!

Hitler was furious when news of Hess’s capture reached him. It’s said Hitler read a letter Hess left him, and though the contents aren’t known, Hitler immediately had all astrologers, fortune tellers , and psychics arrested in Germany after that incident, suggesting the letter was about an astrological or psychic prediction that precipitated Hess’ flight. Hess sat out the war in prison, and was later sentenced to life imprisonment during the Nuermberg War Crime Trials. Hess spent the rest of his life in Spandau Prison, and for many years was it’s only resident. He attempted suicide on several occasions, and finally succeeded in 1989 at the age of 90. From his capture in 1938 to his suicide in 1989, Hess spent more of his life imprisoned than he did free. In his suicide note he told his wife he had pretended to be insane, hoping he could gain his release. His plan failed, and it must have been enough to drive someone mad, having to pretend for 50 years to be crazy! The occult didn’t work for Hess, and it won’t work for anyone else.

Rudolph Hess Nazi war criminal, prisoner most of his life, and ultimate failure who committed suicide.






Odinists: The Racist Pagans

Perhaps the most frightening branch of the Neopagan movement is Odinism (also called Asatru or Wotanism). Odinists worship the Germanic/Viking gods of pre-Christian times, like Odin, Thor, Freya, and Tiews. In other words, their religion is Viking mythology. Odinists have little use for Christians either. However they are probably much more vocal in their detest for the Christian faith than are other Neopagans.

Odinism is a reconstructionist Pagan movement. By 1000 A.D., the Kings and leaders of Scandinavia officially rejected Paganism and officially endorsed Christianity as the official religion. Because of the remoteness of some areas, it is believed not to have been abandoned as quickly as in other parts of Europe. It seems to have limped on for a while in very remote parts of Europe, but was basically extinct in Europe by 1200 A.D. Sure, a few superstitions lived on from Paganism, but the Pagan religions were gone. Odinism did not survive into modern times in tact, but bits and pieces of spells remained among superstitious folks. With Nazi Germany’s renewed interest in Paganism, there was a revival in Odinism. A few people (neo-Nazi types) were interested in Odinism after the fall of Germany. In the late 1960's and early 1970's, Odinism began to grow again in Europe and America. Like other Neopagans, Odinists invent rituals and material for spells when needed. In 1972 Iceland recognized Nordic Paganism as a legal religion.

What makes this aspect of the Neopagan movement so disturbing is that it is comprised of almost entirely of white supremacists. Not all Odinists are white supremacists, and there is (or was) at least one group that even go so far as to insist their priests perform gay marriages. It’s hard to say how many Odinists are gay or non-white, but so far I have found...none. There are some members of the Ku Klux Klan that claim Odinism as their faith, but these types usually prefer psudeo-Christian cults like "Christian Identity" (which isn’t really Christian, and an identity no rational person would want.) One of the non-racist Odinist types I made contact with lived in New Zealand, who’s Odinist name was "Nik". Nik feels that there is room for non-racists in Odinism, "Odin is also the God of Knowledge and Wisdom. Racism is illogical, therefore Odin does not approve of racism." But Nik also told me that indeed, the majority of Odinists were white supremacists, and just a handful of Odinists were non racist. In an email Nik told me "These days, I refrain from using the term ‘Odinist’ to refer to myself but I prefer the phrase ‘Odin Devotee’ as Odin is indeed the deity I feel closest too but I do not wish to be associated with those white power types." One wonders why Nik would even bother to be in a movement that is completely dominated by people he finds repulsive.

Odinist Theology

Odinism is polytheistic, and believes in many gods and goddesses. They do not believe in an all supreme being, but believe in a pantheon of gods and goddesses that are little more than glorified human beings. Their gods get drunk, get in fights, rape, pillage, and plunder. Odinist do not see themselves as subservient to their gods, but more like equals. In Asatru it is believed human beings are literally genetically related to them. The Eddas (Norse mythology) tell of a god called Rig, who went to various farmsteads and sired the human race. Odinists think they that are literally related to the gods they worship. From what I have read there are also Odinists who don’t believe the stories of the gods and goddesses were real, but that thhey have can learn from the lessons.

The Judeo-Christian God and His son Jesus are despised by Odinists. Commenting on Jesus, an Odinist I spoke with whom we will call Joseph says, "Jesus was nothing but a Jewish carpenter that got nailed to a two by four. Jesus is a myth and some people are stupid enough to believe it. The only person I can believe that was Christ is Adolf Hitler. I know he was real and he spoke the real truth. Mein Kampf is my Bible."

Hitler was no Christian. HE WAS AN ODINIST (PAGAN)!



10-03-2012, 03:13 AM
(NOTE: Wicca isn't Satanism and Wiccans don't believe in Satan. Since I know this, thanks for not emailing me and telling me what I already know.)

The Salem Witch Trials

I have read on some webpages (chances are you have too) about "hundreds of witches being burnt at Salem" or words to that effect. The truth is 28 people died during the trials, and none were burned. True, even 1 was one person too many, but the people of Salem were under the effects of ergotism, and could not be held responsible for what they did.
The 28 people who died during the Salem Witch trials are viewed by Wiccans to be like religious Martyrs. This is especially ironic since not one of them was a Wiccan! We have to remember the people executed in Salem Village were not Wiccans. Wicca was invented in 1950 in England by Gerald Gardner,a follower of Aleister Crowley. No Book of Shadows was found during the Salem Witch trials, and there is no mention of "Wicca" "Cernuous", or "Diana" in any of the historical documents from that era. There is also no description of any rituals taking place that resemble Wicca. None. In other words...no Wiccans were executed during the Salem Witch Trials, period! They couldn't have, since Wicca didn't exist until the 20th century, which we will read about a little later. But nevertheless, searching for books on the subject of Wicca on Amazon.com will turn up hundreds of titles, including at least a dozen or so about the Salem Witch Trials. What does the Salem Witch Trials have to do with Wicca? Nada,zilch, nix, nothing...except in the minds of Wiccans. Meanwhile, the Salem Witch Trials fuels the hate Wiccans have for Christians.

The Salem Witch Trials are used by Wiccans as an example of Christian hate for witches, and offered as proof that someday Christianity will start up a new round of persecution. The trials happened during the winter of 1691-92 A.D. The 9 girls involved in the accusations were Elizabeth Paris, Abigail Paris, Ann Putnam, Elizabeth Hubbard, Mary Warren, Mercy Lewis, Mary Wolcott, Elizabeth Booth and Susan Sheldon.

The now infamous incidents started when a small group of girls at the home of their friends, sisters Elizabeth and Abagail Paris became involved in occult activities of a slave named Tituba. Tituba told the girls stories of African black magic with descriptions of spells, and performed fortune telling for them. She did not initiate them into an ancient goddess or "horned god" worshiping religion. Read that statement again until you get it. The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 resulted in nearly 200 people imprisoned, but only 20 were executed and a further 8 died in prison. No one was burned at the stake in Salem, the condemned were in fact, hanged, and one person was crushed to death. That one person who was crushed to death with stones, placed a curse on the Sheriff of Salem with his dying breath (hardly the act of a Christian, but rather the act of a sorcerer). Curiously, from that time forward, every Sheriff in Salem has died of a heart attack while in office. This and some other evidence shows that there was indeed some occult activity going on in Salem, but not to the extent of the number of people accused. It is unfortunate that anyone was put to death over Witchcraft, just as it is unfortunate Christians were thrown to lions for not believing Nero was a god, or making offerings to Pagan idol statues that also weren’t gods.

In Science magazine on April 2, 1976, scientist Linda Caporael put forth a explanation as to why the people of Salem acted the way they did. According to Caporael rye was a staple in New England at the time of the trials, and it may have been the rye bread consumed by the villagers played a part in the trials. Caporael felt that the girl's affliction could have been caused by "Convulsive Ergotism" a disorder resulting from the ingestion of contaminated rye grain. The weather conditions were ripe for the fungus that causes this disorder at the time of the trials, according to Caporael, and there is evidence from the writings of the time that suggest this was the case. The disorder, which mainly affects young females, has symptoms exactly like those suffered by the young girls. The symptoms include "hallucinations, violent fits, choking, pinching, itching, a crawling sensation in the skin and muscular contractions." Ergotism can also cause delusions and psychotic behavior, which sounds like what the older members of the community experienced. In a nearby village, a dog was even accused of witchcraft. When the dog failed to confess, it too was hanged! This hardly sounds like the action of rational people, it sounds more like the acts of people suffering from psychotic behavior, which would certainly fit with the ergotism explanation. So in other words, it was bad grain, not "persecution of a surviving Stone Age Pagan religion", that lead to the Salem Witch Trials.

Around 200 hundred people were arrested in all, but were later released. A year later the girls who accused so many publicly asked to be forgiven by the community, not even understanding themselves what had happened, or why they did it. There was also no mention from surviving records of mold on the wheat in 1693,which might also explain why the people of Salem Village regained their senses.

If the people of Salem Mass were under the influence of psychotropic molds, then they were hardly in their right minds. If they weren't in their right minds, they can't be held responsible for what they did. Is there really a good reason to hate them for what happened while they were not in their right minds? Is there a point in hating Christians alive today for something that happened over 300 years ago? Is there a point in Wiccans in hating Christians for the Salem Witch trials at all, since none of the people executed were even Wiccans anyway? Does anybody know where I left my car keys? Just thought I'd throw that last one in. I can never find my car keys! The idea of Wiccans trying to adopt these poor folks as fellow travelers is silly. They might as well get mad about Stalin's killing of Khulaks during his reign of terror. They have no more a connection to them as they do the "Witches" of Salem.

What do the Salem Witch trials have to with the religion invented in 1950 known as Wicca? Nothing. But a search of books on Wicca on Amazon.com will turn up at least half a dozen or so.


Ergot Poisoning - The Real Cause of the Salem Witch Hysteria
[From PBS "Secrets of the Dead II" — Witches Curse]
Case 1: Interview
Linnda Caporael may have solved one of the biggest mysteries of early American history — the cause of the Salem Witch Trials — but she stumbled onto the case quite by accident. "I actually started this project as a senior in college," recalls Caporael, now a behavioral scientist and full professor at Photo of Linnda Caporael Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. "I had one of those standard senior problems where you are going for graduation check-out and find you are missing a critical course. Mine was a history course. I enrolled in one, and had to immediately write a paper, which I decided to do on Anne Putnam because I'd seen Arthur Miller's play THE CRUCIBLE. My goal was to demonstrate that women could be as wicked as men. As I began researching, I remember having one of those kind of 'ah-hah!' experiences, where I was reading a book in which the author said he was at a loss to explain the hallucinations of all these people in Salem. It was that word 'hallucinations' that made everything click. Years and years ago, when I was a little kid, I had read about the French case of ergot poisoning, and I made the connection between the two."
"The curious thing is that I went back recently to take a look at that reference and the author doesn't use the word hallucination at all. I must have hallucinated the word as much as anything else! Now I'm not too sure what the click actually was, but something said to me 'maybe it could be ergot poisoning.'"
Her detective work, first published 25 years ago, brought Caporael instant fame, worldwide recognition — even a front-page story in the NEW YORK TIMES. That's quite a heavy load for a student. "When it first came out it was quite sensational," Caporael recalls. "I sort of thought that was my 15 minutes of fame and went on to do my more usual work." But the allure of the trials and Caporael's intriguing explanation — that the "bewitched" accusers of Salem had in fact suffered hallucinations, convulsions, bizarre skin sensations and other unusual symptoms because they'd been poisoned by a crop of fungus-infested rye — is still fascinating 25 years later.
Caporael sees the allure. "It has all the elements of a good mystery story. I'd never worked on a project that was as well defined — we were talking about one event at one particular point in time," she says. "Plus, it was a lot of fun to do!"
Although she has long since moved on to other work, Caporael keeps her nose in the ergotism case file, following research that suggests the role of ergot in other historical events. She doesn't buy into all of them. "Some of these ideas are skating on thin ice," she says, such as the theory that ergot poisoning may have influenced the outcome of the French Revolution. "I do think there is a lot of work that can be done on the historical incidence of ergot, but not all of these cases will end up being ergot poisoning. Many of them could be attributed to the same kind of mass hysteria hypothesis that described Salem at one time."
Ergot poisoning can't even explain all of the events at Salem, Caporael concedes. Some of the behaviors exhibited by the witch accusers probably were the result of mass hysteria — or outright fakery. "At the end of June and the beginning of July, 1692, I think there was more imagination than ergot. But by that point in time three people had already been hung, and the trials had taken a path that people felt they had to stay on," Caporael says. "One of the clearest examples is the young accuser who, in the late summer, said 'wait a minute, I don't think that there are witches after all.' At that point, the other girls began accusing HER of being a witch, and she immediately seemed to understand what was going on and began being a vociferous accuser again."
And yet Caporael believes that the role of ergotism in history might still be under-appreciated. "I just got a fascinating email from a scholar in England who noticed that the fits of Caliban — the character in Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST — matched the description of those of people with ergot poisoning. She wondered would this kind of poisoning been possible in the 16th century when Shakespeare was writing. And the answer, of course, is yes. There were claims of outbreaks in both the U.K. and Europe then," says Caporael. "I think it's a fascinating idea that this would have been picked up in literature. In fact, it should have been if there was some kind of consistent physiological response."
Case 1: Background
The trouble in Salem began during the cold dark Massachusetts winter, January, 1692. Eight young girls began to take ill, beginning with 9-year-old Elizabeth Parris, the daughter of Reverend Samuel Parris, as well as his niece, 11-year-old Abigail Williams. But theirs was a strange sickness: the girls suffered from delirium, violent convulsions, incomprehensible speech, trance-like states, and odd skin sensations. The worried villagers searched desperately for an explanation. Their conclusion: the girls were under a spell, bewitched — and, worse yet, by members of their own pious community.
And then the finger pointing began. The first to be accused were Tituba, Parris's Caribbean-born slave, along with Sarah Good and Sarah Osburn, two elderly women considered of ill repute. All three were arrested on February 29. Ultimately, more than 150 "witches" were taken into custody; by late September 1692, 20 men and women had been put to death, and five more accused had died in jail. None of the executed confessed to witchcraft. Such a confession would have surely spared their lives, but, they believed, condemned their souls.
On October 29, by order of Massachusetts Governor Sir William Phips, the Salem witch trials officially ended. When the dust cleared, the townsfolk and the accusers were at a loss to explain their own actions. In the centuries since, scholars and historians have struggled as well to explain the madness that overtook Salem. Was it sexual repression, dietary deficiency, mass hysteria? Or, could a simple fungus have been to blame?
Case 1: Clues and Evidence
When Linnda Caporael began nosing into the Salem witch trials as a college student in the early 1970s, she had no idea that a common grain fungus might be responsible for the terrible events of 1692. But then the pieces began to fall into place. Caporael, now a behavioral psychologist at New York's Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, soon noticed a link between the strange symptoms reported by Salem's accusers, chiefly eight young women, and the hallucinogenic effects of drugs like LSD. LSD is a derivative of ergot, a fungus that affects rye grain. Ergotism — ergot poisoning — had indeed been implicated in other outbreaks of bizarre behavior, such as the one that afflicted the small French town of Pont-Saint-Esprit in 1951.
Photo of professor discussing ergot. But could ergot actually have been the culprit? Did it have the means and the opportunity to wreak havoc in Salem? Caporael's sleuthing, with the help of science, provided the answers.
Ergot is caused by the fungus Claviceps purpurea, which affects rye, wheat and other cereal grasses. When first infected, the flowering head of a grain will spew out sweet, yellow-colored mucus, called "honey dew," which contains fungal spores that can spread the disease. Eventually, the fungus invades the developing kernels of grain, taking them over with a network of filaments that turn the grains into purplish-black sclerotia. Sclerotia can be mistaken for large, discolored grains of rye. Within them are potent chemicals, ergot alkaloids, including lysergic acid (from which LSD is made) and ergotamine (now used to treat migraine headaches). The alkaloids affect the central nervous system and cause the contraction of smooth muscle — the muscles that make up the walls of veins and arteries, as well as the internal organs.
Toxicologists now know that eating ergot-contaminated food can lead to a convulsive disorder characterized by violent muscle spasms, vomiting, delusions, hallucinations, crawling sensations on the skin, and a host of other symptoms — all of which, Linnda Caporael noted, are present in the records of the Salem witchcraft trials. Ergot thrives in warm, damp, rainy springs and summers. When Caporael examined the diaries of Salem residents, she found that those exact conditions had been present in 1691. Nearly all of the accusers lived in the western section of Salem village, a region of swampy meadows that would have been prime breeding ground for the fungus. At that time, rye was the staple grain of Salem. The rye crop consumed in the winter of 1691-1692 — when the first usual symptoms began to be reported — could easily have been contaminated by large quantities of ergot. The summer of 1692, however, was dry, which could explain the abrupt end of the 'bewitchments.' These and other clues built up into a circumstantial case against ergot that Caporael found impossible to ignore.

10-03-2012, 03:15 AM

One of the biggest and most lucrative scams nowadays are “Gypsy Scams” “Psychic Scams” or “Fortuneteller Scams” It’s easy to make it appear a person has psychic powers. HERE IS ONE EXAMPLE. CLICK HERE!


“Hey mon, call me for ya free readin’!” Your free reading won’t be free, nor will it be a reading. Well, unless you call reading a script that gets read to every single person a "reading". Click here to read the scripted shctick Psychics of Lady Cleo’s Psychic network used.


This is the most widely used trick used by Psychics. Here’s how it works.

[From "Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural"]

COLD READING Among practitioners of the occult arts, there is a technique known as “cold reading.” When the performer is faced with an audience that is entirely strange to him, he uses this tried-and-true method of guessing names, relationships, events, and situations that might relate to audience members. The technique is differentiated from “hot reading,” which is used when the reader has obtained specific, hard information about a sitter and merely has to reveal it in a convincing manner. U.K. author/historian Ian Wilson looked into the methods of one Doris Stokes, a prominent U.K. clairaudient, and discovered that the people for whom she had produced “evidential” messages were people who had contacted her in advance of the show, had given her information, and had then been invited to attend her meeting. The information she'd received from them was then given back to them and embellished upon. Mrs. Stokes's work serves well as an excellent example of hot reading.

Performing cold reading by throwing out common names and hoping that someone will “link” with one of them, following up by guessing or simply asking the relationship of a name that has been selected out and “accepted” by a sitter, the medium is well on the way to convincing an unwary listener that he or she has contacted the dead.

Here's the way it's done. Suppose that a sitter has accepted the name “Mary.” The medium can now say, “I want to put Mary close to you.” What does this really mean? It's really a question as to whether or not Mary is “close to” the sitter. In the worst-case scenario, where Mary is dead, is buried in another country, was never very fond of the sitter, and was not related to him, we might uncharitably fail to recognize how close that guess was. However, a clever medium can easily rescue this seemingly bad guess by saying, “Ah, but though Mary failed to tell you of her great affection for you while she was here, she has come through tonight to remedy all that.” Though it sounds hard to believe, sitters actually accept such excuses. They are more than willing to accept. And note that the reader did not say that Mary was close to the sitter; what he said was only a comment, though certainly one that begged a response.

The cold reading routine includes a number of excellent methods for extracting information from the sitter without it appearing as if the medium has actually asked for it. Comments like “Why is this person laughing?” or “She's shaking her head as if to say no” will often elicit a response. As with the “Mary” comment earlier, some questions don't appear to be questions at all: “I get this person in spirit” or “Somehow, I feel Jim was related to you or lived near you” are examples. Even more useful are those modifiers that generalize or fuzz up the statement so that it has a greater chance of being successful or of evoking an answer. Phrases like “I think that . . .” or “I feel as if . . .” or “I want to say . . .” and many other try-ons are used for this purpose. Other useful techniques: The reader can say “Yes, of course,” and then repeat to the sitter a fact that has just been given him, as if he knew it all along. Or he can say “Of course! I got that very strongly!” when he is given a fact that he didn't get at all. When he hears something from the sitter that appears to “link” up, he might declare “Now we're putting it all together,” even though the sitter is the one who is making it work.
The main facets of the system are:

1. Readers use such phrases as “I think . . .” (or “I don't think . . .”). This is a way of “trying on” a guess for acceptance.

2. Readers simply ask for direct, factual information from the sitter which they say is a way to “help along” the process. The sitter is usually very willing to help.

3. Readers often say that they cannot differentiate between past, present, and future events and relationships, so that there are many more possibilities for “hits.”

4. Wide ranging of the sitter's imagination is not only expected by the mediums, but is encouraged. Sitters are told to be creative and try to make the reading fit.

5. There is a willing, and eager collusion between the medium and the sitter, even if largely unconscious on the part of the sitter.

Cold reading isn't necessarily learned in a series of lessons. Though classes in “spiritual development” are sometimes offered by mediums and are understood, both by teacher and students, to have been designed to enhance their awareness of the survival-after-death philosophy, the lessons seem also to instruct the learners in how to extract certainties out of ambiguity. For example, trying to guess a word sealed in an envelope, students are encouraged to discover relationships between obscure ramblings and the word itself. A notion about walking down a road, for example, might be said to correctly relate to the concealed word “success” because “everyone seeks a path to success, and a path is a sort of road.” The words used are always general in nature (success, peace, happiness, sadness, longing, searching) rather than more definitive words like cat, hammer, Germany, or coffee.
Most proficiency at cold reading is obtained by observing old masters of the trade and by trial and error...

The methods of probing and backing up, laughing away failures and turning them into forgivable boo-boos, getting around long pauses in which the sitter fails to volunteer needed information, and blaming errors on the “poor spiritual wavelengths” all become clear with a little study. By means of cold reading, a proficient operator can readily convince a sitter that contact with a departed person has been firmly established. That's what it's really all about. The victims of the process are constantly encouraged to think of something that can “link” the very trite but tried-and-true phrases to any deceased (or living) person or past (or present) situation they can come up with or imagine. The vague language and the inevitable modifiers (possibly, maybe, perhaps) often offer many easy connections that can be arrived at.


Psychic Surgery Every week, increasing numbers of people from all over the world arrive in Manila, capital of the Republic of the Philippines, seeking magical aid from the curanderos, who claim they can heal every sort of malady. Apparently by means of psychic——or divine——powers, these native healers can reach their hands into the bodies of clients, extracting deadly tumors and other substances, along with quantities of blood. In most cases, there is no trace of an incision on the body of the patient.
To any experienced conjuror, the methods by which these seeming miracles are produced are very obvious. But inexperienced observers quite naturally do not see the trickery, and if they are predisposed to believe in magic, they are prepared to accept that something supernatural has taken place.

There are two distinct classes of this performance, which is now known as “psychic surgery.” The most common form is relatively free of direct and immediate physical damage and risk to the person treated. It consists of cheating, secretly introducing the blood and other materials onto the surface of the body by means of sleight of hand. No incision takes place, and any infection which occurs does so through minor abrasions or scratches. The second form of “psychic surgery” is simply a direct invasion of the body by means of small, shallow incisions, often made unobserved, under cover of distraction——in exactly the way that a conjuror would perform.

This Filipino practice has spread worldwide now, and in the states of California and Florida, psychic surgeons regularly visit on tour, untroubled by law enforcement agencies under the protection of the principle of Freedom of Religion. Since actual incisions are seldom made, the risk of infection is small. These practitioners, often assuming the titles “Reverend,” “Brother,” or “Doctor,” typically charge $100 per minute for their services. In other cases, they make no formal charge, but accept sizable “donations” that are carefully suggested by them, in writing, to their victims.

One variety of “operation” performed by these people is actually a medieval procedure that involves actual invasion of the body. Known as “cupping,” it consists of first making a tiny incision with a knife, usually without any sterilization, anesthetic, or antiseptic. Then a bit of cotton wool soaked in alcohol is placed upon a coin near or upon the cut, and the cotton is ignited. A small glass is then quickly inverted over the site. At this point the area is often covered with a cloth, as if performing a conjuring trick and thus concealing from sight the process that now takes place inside the inverted glass.

As the oxygen is consumed by the flame, a partial vacuum is created, drawing the flesh up into the glass. This causes the wound to bleed, and when the partial vacuum is thus equalized, the cloth is removed so that one can see that about one-fifth of the volume of the glass is now filled with blood. This process will, to an uninformed person, appear as if some magical force had brought the blood from the wound.




When the nomadic Gypsies arrived in Europe in the Middle Ages, Euopreans thought they came from Egypt. Gypsy is short for Egyptian. Many of them settled for a time in Romania, which is why Gyspies are called Romany. I WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT NOT ALL GYPSIES ARE FORTUNE-TELLERS AND CON ARTISTS. In fact, many fortunetellers and occultists claimig to be Gypsies are not. There are 5 Gyspie clans in America; the Addams, the Bimbos, The Stephens, The Smiths, and The Merrinos (Gypsy immigrants adopted Anglicanized names). The Gypsies actually are descendeants from a tribe of Warriors in Northern India. Why exactly they left India and traveled over Europe is a mystery. It may be the tribe became demoted to untouchables. Remnants of that same tribe who stayed behind in India are part of the untouchable caste.

The reputation of Gypsies mythical occult powers goes back centuries. Wiccan Raymond Buckland claims he is of Gypsie ancestry, although this is doubtful. Anton LaVey claimed to have a Gypsy grandmother, proven bogus by his own family. Sybil Leek claimed to have tramped around with the Gypsies, although she isn’t known for her truth telling ability, and Gypsies are seldom known to befriend outsiders.

Another reputation of the Gypsie is that of being a con artist. Unfortunately, there is a basis for fact for this. Peter Mass interviews a Gypsy leader named in his facinating and insightful book King of The Gypsies, which was later made into a movie. The book revealed many of the con games Gypsies use, including occult cons. Since this information comes from a Gypsy, it can hardly be dismissed as “Christian propaganda.”.



This is how psychics take advantage of people and prey on their misery.

So-called "Real Psychics" bust "fake psychics" and tell you they're the real deal. Don't fall for this...those guys are fakes too. It's no different than when a drug dealer reports another drug dealer to the police just to get rid of the competition!

Fortune Tellers

I See Bad Things Happening

A fortune teller in New York utilized a common industry scheme to defraud her "client" out of $200,000 in inheritance money by claiming that the money, given to the victim from a relative, was evil and had to be cleansed. She conned the victim into believing that the source of her personal and professional unhappiness was the "evil" in the inheritance money.

She convinced her client that she could cleanse the money of evil spirits at a cemetery and, thereafter, would return the money so the victim's life would get back on the right path. This late night ritual usually involves a man's white handkerchief and an egg which absorbs the evil spirits.

The victim first met the con outside a restaurant where she was sitting at a table offering tarot card readings for $15. The victim believed the initial reading to be accurate with regard to her life, her children, her husband and her father, and thereafter agreed to regular meetings.

During the meetings, she was befriended and revealed more about her life, including that she had received a substantial inheritance. She was told she needed to "purify" herself so that she could resolve issues concerning her work, love life, and her children. Often this takes the ritualistic form of burning "special" candles which supposedly cost around $100 each.

Over about eight weeks she was directed to make cash withdrawals to purchase items, such as gift certificates and jewelry, that the con would use for all sorts of "ceremonies." Later, she directed the victim to provide monies to her in the form of cash so that she could "clean" the money and "rid it of evil."

After receiving over $160,000 in cash and other personal property and items valued at over $40,000, the fortune teller fell victim to the money's evil and vanished.

Overcome By All The Evil Received

Another woman, who said she gave Evans $76,000 when she was going through a deep emotional crisis stated. "She took advantage of me when I was really having problems and feeling suicidal."

That Love Bug is Possessed

2002 Manahttan, NY Two self-described psychics, Sonia Merino, 50 and her daughter-in-law, Nasta Merino, 23 were arrested and charged with five counts each of mail fraud for allegedly conning clients into paying thousands of dollars in fees to "free them from bad karma". The pair offered psychic readings for as little as $10 but would then tell clients that additional sessions, ranging up to $20,000, were needed to drive away a curse or some negative spiritual force. One client told investigators that he gave Sonia Merino more than $518,000 in checks, a 1999 Volkswagen Beetle, a CD player and a personal computer over a three-year period after first going to her for a tarot card reading in 1996 after a failed romance. He says Sonia told him he needed a series of costlier sessions including a request for $750,000 to pay a group of psychics to conduct all-night meditations on his behalf. One victim was quoted in the affidavit as saying that Sonia Merino threatened to put a curse on her when she refused to pay several thousand dollars for a series of sessions. Another told of being badgered with phone calls every few hours throughout the night. In addition to mail fraud, Sonia and her husband Steve, 44, were charged with tax fraud for allegedly underreporting $750,000 in income from 1995 through 1999. Sonia Merino also sold clients what she described as "holy water" from the Vatican but analysis showed it was Manhattan Beach tap water, authorities said. Nasta Merino was accused of selling at least one person "holy water" from Ste.-Anne-de-Beaupre, a Catholic shrine near Quebec City, Canada, which is frequented by invalids seeking miracle cures. It, too, came from a local tap.

Emily 09/22/02 Ham and Eggs

It was late winter of last year when she approached me. I was walking down the street and saw her from a distance handing out flyers. As I was walking down towards her, I noticed she was looking down on the street not looking at anyone. As I was walking towards her direction she handed me a flyer.

The instant I took it she looked straight at my face and said something, and though I can't remember her exact words, it was something along the lines of "my soul mate is out there but I know him and currently quarreling with him and he doesn't know that I am his soul mate yet; that there this darkest surrounding me and standing in the way of my happiness; that I’m in trouble; need to be read and that she would read me for free."

I was so enthralled by what she had said I went with her to her home right up the block and there she read my palm. She said that someone years before had apparently placed a darkness upon me (yes, a supposed “curse” but in her own elaborate wording).

I was astonished to hear of the tough times she knew I had been going through (psychic scammers use questioning methods in order to draw out information out of a person, so they can appear as though they are psychic), that the cause of this was this curse placed upon me, how it affected my past, present and how it will affect my future even worse.

That if I wanted to be happy she had the gift and power to remove this curse placed on me and be able to do that for a “one time fee” of only $300. So I came back with the money and she told me that she would do some meditation that night at her (supposed) church on focusing on how to help me.

She told me to come back the following day and to bring back a red rose and an envelope. So I came in the following day and she told me from her meditation last night, she saw the soul of a person who placed this darkness upon me.

That this person went to someone to have this done and they used things that were not natural or holy to commit this act. She told me make three wishes and pull the petals from the rose, drop them in the envelope and write my name and birth date on it.She said she would keep the rose and meditate on it that evening and find what she could find out and let me know the following day.

The following day, she said that based upon her mediation she found out that this person hadn’t done this to me once but nine times and that she needed to do further mediation that weekend to find out what needed to be done.

She said that I needed to bring the following week nine bills of $100, an uncooked egg, white cotton underwear, nine leaves (yes, - “the egg trick”) and the envelope. She gave me incense and told me to light and place all those items under my bed that weekend.

I said I would be able to gather the items except that the money would be a problem since I didn’t have that kind of money on me. She said to get whatever largest quantity I could find, so I managed to get $50 bills. I placed all the items under my bed and lit the incense that weekend and contacted her right after as she instructed me to.

The following Monday I came in, and though I can’t remember all the step by step details of what she did, I do recall she blessed me with some holy water (probably tap water), took the money and folded it into a shape like a star, had me recite some gibberish prayer that she was recanting, put the money on my forehead and chest and then put the money in the envelope for me to keep.

Then she did the “egg trick” having my eyes closed and having me reciting again another gibberish prayer (a way to keep you distracted so they can slip whatever disgusting gross thing onto the egg they just crack). When I opened my eyes I found a “tiny wormy snake in the egg” cracked and placed on top of the underwear I was told to bring. Afterwards, she told me based upon her meditation that weekend and only one snake being found in the egg there was still more evil that had not been removed (“that only one evil was removed but there was 2 more evils that had not been removed”)- hence there was more work needed to be done.

At home, she told me to light a white candle halfway with my initials engraved, leave a half filled water jar under my bed and breathe into it 9 times a day, tie nine red ribbons around my fingers and toes and to bring $2,700 the next day (her explanation: $300 - three representing the trinity of the largest denomination X 9 – the many times the curse had been placed upon me) for her to remove the evil from me and transfer it to this money.

She said that afterwards I had the choice to have it destroyed before my eyes and buried in the ground where no human being would walk, or lock it in a specially ordered box for several months to be placed on an alter of her church to be cleansed and be given back to me several months later.

I told her it was going to be difficult since I didn’t have that kind of money on me.

She yelled at me saying if I really wanted to be happy I needed to rid myself of this, that I should try to get as much as I could, and to contact her through the week on the progress of the money. So I contacted her mid-week saying I could only get $900. She told me to light the rest of the candle and contact her on Sunday to set up a day. I contacted her on Sunday and then throughout the week until she said she was available to do it the following week.

So I came to her home the following week and had her destroy the all money including the money in the white envelope by having her rip the money before my eyes, or at least under my throat, while she had me recite another prayer (another method they use - she had ripped some but not all of the bills as she crumpled them and left them to fall to the ground, the impression and sound that they were all being ripped when in fact they weren’t). Then she had me write up and sign a contract stating that I was loaning her the money.

She then told me to come back the following day with the leftover candle wax so she could mediate with it and to pick up a package of crystals, incense and holy water that she had ordered for me to use that weekend. When I came in the next day, she did some sort of ritual cleansing on me and the only thing she gave me consisted of incense and some water mixed with incense to bath in (which I never used and threw away) and that the crystal she specially ordered would arrive in a few weeks and to contact her again that weekend.

But then that weekend, realizing what I had done, I came to my senses and called her requesting she give my money back and she said she would. Later that weekend she called me saying she had only half of the money and to pick it up on Monday and that she would give me the rest later on.

That Monday, I went to her home and picked up the money. She said to check later on this week or next to see if “the church” could give her the rest of the money. So for three weeks, I called and called. Mostly phone tagging her, with her each time giving me excuses that the church wasn’t able to give her any money and she very busy and to call again later, in the hope that I would eventually give up in the end. Realizing I wouldn’t give up, she finally relented saying she had the money for me to pick up. I did so and never spoke to her since.

As you read this you might have thought that common or instinctive sense would have told me to stop my involvement when things started to get shady. Believe me, I contested and was suspicious every time money was asked. But like most people who tell of their account of being a victim of a psychic scam these psychic scammers are very skilled in convincing you that they have the gift and power to help you, and the ability to extract information from you.

Their overall objective is to emotionally control and psychologically take advantage of you by tapping into your vulnerability and fears – which is frightening!!

They try to win your trust and loyalty to get you to confide in them, so they can use that information (whether emotional or financial) against you. They profess to know the cause of your problems and that they have the power to help you, and will do whatever needs to be done (in most cases asking for money) to benefit you in the end. They make sure that they put their hooks into you to convince you to still want to be involved in their scheme by enticing you to come back for more.

In my case, this fraudster had me call her constantly and every weekend to let her know how I was doing. She would occasionally provide me with bits of information regarding the person who “supposedly” cursed me and promised to later find out exactly who it was (which she never did!!). She was very convincing, wanting me to believe, and have faith in what she was saying and the power of what she could do. She seemed empathetic in listening to my concerns and problems. Stating that there was no pressure to this if I didn’t want to do it, allowing me to think it over and that even if afterwards, if I had doubts about it, she would give me the money right back. From the basis of that I assumed she was the genuine thing.

Her name is supposedly "Laura or Arroyo" and she resides at her place of business on West 24th Street in NYC.

She is in her 30’s and says she is of Greek descent with Mediterranean or Hispanic features, but she capable of changing her appearance. Her blond hair apparently seems to have been bleached at the time that I had been approached by her. I later found out she occasionally displays a fold- out advertisement sign of her supposed services or hands out flyers at the end of the corner walk where she resides.Except for the $300 fee she charged and refused to give back, I was able to get all of my $1,600 back. An ordeal, beginning to end, of about a month.

Flat Iron District Victim 03/29/03

Woman jailed in scam as psychic - VICTIM, 19, WAS PRESSED TO PAY TOTAL OF $15,000
By Jessie Seyfer - Mercury News bayarea.com 12/06/03

A self-proclaimed psychic based in Half Moon Bay was sentenced to two years in state prison Friday for demanding that a 19-year-old woman pay her $15,000 to ward off predictions that the woman's family members would die. Janet Adams, 41, operated as a palm reader and psychic at a booth at the annual Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival and got to know the victim through a friend, said San Mateo County Deputy District Attorney Kathryn Alberti.``This 19-year-old was very innocent, very vulnerable,'' Alberti said.

Over several months, Adams would make predictions that the woman's family members were about to die, and would tell her that she needed to pay or the predictions would come true, Alberti said. The victim had access to a parent's bank account, and also charged payments on her credit cards, Alberti said. The requests for money came almost weekly until the woman became suspicious and reported Adams to police last fall, when she was arrested in San Mateo.

Adams was convicted last year of running the same scam on a San Mateo piano store owner. In that case, she operated under the name Kimberly Johnson, and managed to convince the owner to give her a total of $100,000, Alberti said.


1. Rememeber, all Tarot readers, palm readers, astrologers, psychics, aura readers, fortunetellers, mediums, channelers, etc., are fakes. They don’t have psychic powers. Don’t go them in the first place. Some people have tried seemingly innocent $15 Tarot reading at a booth at a fall festival or county fair and wound up thousands of dollars in debt later.

2. If you’ve been swindled, don’t be afraid to come forward. Often times psychic con artists go scott ftee because the victims are too embarrassed or to scared to admit they were scammed. This is escpecially true of more of educated types who feel they should have been smarter than to fall for a trick. Psychic cons are good at what they do. They know how to manipulate people and often pray on people when they’re at very low points emotionally in their lives, ad thus very vulnerable. Even people with PhD’s have been fooled by Psychic cons. Don’t feel ashamed or angry at yourself, go to the authorities and report it so it doesn’t happen to someone else.

3. If you were a victim and a substantial amount of money was conned from you, report it to the IRS, since Psychics never report this kind of income.

4. Don’t be afraid of being hexed or cursed by the Psychic. Just remember, they are lying to you. Lies are the occultists greatest tool. Read about hexes and curses HERE. If they threaten you with physical violence, call the police.

10-03-2012, 03:17 AM
Most of what is touted as "Bible Contradictions" are really misunderstandings.


There was a time when I was young I lost my faith in the Bible due to these so-called "errors". eventually, when I returned to christianity and actually took some seminary courses, I was amazed at how much of the Bible I only thought I knew all those years as an occultist.

Many Bible errors can be figured out right off the bat if you remember a few simple rules.

1. Some things in the Bible are not meant to be taken literal.

The Bible is filled from cover to cover with allegories, poetry, symbolism, and figuritive language! A favorite verse of Bible critics is:

2Ki 18:27 And the chief of the cupbearers said to them, Has my master sent me to your master and to you, to speak these words, and not to the men who sit on the wall, to eat their own dung and drink their own urine with you? (MKJV)

One Neopagan recently emailed me with his toung jammed firmly in his cheek as he wrote " Is this some kind of religous ritual?"

You have to realize the Bible is written with poetry and prose, figuritive language and allegory. Sometimes it even uses earthy language to get the point across. In this instance, what God is saying to these people is what extremities and miseries will come upon them if they don’t straighten up. It doesn’t have to neccesarilly mean they will literally eat their own waste (consequently, there's no mention they did). It's like telling someone they're up a certain well known creek without a paddle. No one believes they will literally be in a real river of feces!

Niether was Jesus being literal when he said things like it was better to pluck out one's own eye than view something it shouldn't. Nor did he mean people should literally cut there hands off because of sin. No one in Christs time thought he was being literal, and certainly no Christian today believes it in a literal sense. And yet, I read arguments like this on the webpages of Bible skeptics who somehow don't get it.

2.We don't speak the same kind of English as they did in the King James Bible.

Sometimes a verse can seem to say one thing, but really meant something different when it was written. Words like "prevent" "lead" and "perfect" can have different meannings than what they do now. The Lord's Prayer says "Lead Us Not Into Temptaion..." to which Bible critics will ask why God would ever lead people into temptation? The word "Lead" would better rendered as "steer" in our language. In other words, Jesus was saying "Don't allow us to wander into temptation steer us the right way instead..." There are many, many different Bible versions with updated English. The Third Melinium Bible and the Modern King James Bible are both good. Sometimes simply reading the Bible in more modern English will clear up any misgivings.

3. The New Covenant Fulfiled the Old Covenant

This is why Christians no longer follow the dietary laws of the Old Testament or keep Saturday as the Sabbath. When Jesus came to Earth, the Mosaic Law was fulfilled.

4. There are many Hebrew and Middle Eastern customs and idioms which are not understood by Gentiles/Westerners.

Here's a prime example: Matthew 12:40, about Jesus being in the grave 3 days and 3 nights, although he was only in the grave at best 3 days and 2 nights. I am familiar with the Wednesday/Saturday theory, but I feel Ralph Woodrow has thoroughly debunked it in his book which I highly recommend, Three Days and Three Nights Reconsidered In The Light Of Scriptures.

This is from tektonics.org


This is actually an instance in which we need to understand Jewish idiom, which understood "a day and a night" to include even the smallest part of a day and night. A Jewish source from after the time of the New Testament puts it this way: "A day and a night are an Onah ['a portion of time'] and the portion of an Onah is as the whole of it" [J.Talmud, Shabbath 9.3 and b.Talmud, Pesahim 4a] Other examples of this kind of usage can be found throughout the Bible (Gen. 42:16, 1Kings 20:29, Esth. 4:16, Matt. 27:63). Jesus was in the tomb for only a small part of Friday and Sunday, but that counts according to Jewish idiom for the entire "day and night" for each of those days.

The fuller cite from the Talmud reads:

Weigh well that which is disputed in the tract Schabbath, concerning the uncleanness of a woman for three days; where many things are discussed by the Gemarists concerning the computation of this space of three days. Among other things, these words occur; "R. Ismael saith, Sometimes it contains four Onoth, sometimes five, sometimes six. But how much is the space of an Onah? R. Jochanon saith either a day or a night." And so also the Jerusalem Talmud; "R. Akiba fixed a day for an Onah, and a night for an Onah: but the tradition is, that R. Eliezar Ben Azariah said, A day and a night make an Onah, and a part of an Onah is as a whole." And a little after, R. Ismael computeth a part of the Onah for the whole. (p. 210, vol. 2, Commentary on the New Testament from the Talmud and Hebraica)
As an aside, a strawman set up against this argues that because the reason for the discussion is a menstrual cycle, then this designation applies only for menstrual cycles. That is not the case. While the menstrual cycle was the "problem" causing the discussion, the resolution is completely independent of the problem and is not uniquely associated with it.

In addition, the online Jewish Encyclopedia says this about
day": In the Bible, the season of light (Gen. i. 5), lasting "from dawn [lit. "the rising of the morning"] to the coming forth of the stars" (Neh. iv. 15, 17). The term "day" is used also to denote a period of twenty-four hours (Ex. xxi. 21). In Jewish communal life part of a day is at times reckoned as one day; e.g., the day of the funeral, even when the latter takes place late in the afternoon, is counted as the first of the seven days of mourning; a short time in the morning of the seventh day is counted as the seventh day; circumcision takes place on the eighth day, even though of the first day only a few minutes remained after the birth of the child, these being counted as one day. Again, a man who hears of a vow made by his wife or his daughter, and desires to cancel the vow, must do so on the same day on which he hears of it, as otherwise the protest has no effect; even if the hearing takes place a little time before night, the annulment must be done within that little time. The day is reckoned from evening to evening-i.e., night and day-except in reference to sacrifices, where daytime and the night following constitute one day (Lev. vii. 15; see Calendar). "The day" denotes: (a) Day of the Lord; (b) the Day of Atonement; (c) the treatise of the Mishnah that contains the laws concerning the Day of Atonement (See Yoma and Sabbath).E. G. H.

I also found an answer I like just as much in Pinchas Lapide's The Resurrection of Jesus (91-2). He takes the reference to the "third day" as alluding to various passages in the OT where the after a "third day" something happens in the "history of salvation," (Gen. 22:4, 42:18; Ex. 19:16; Jonah 1:17; Esther 5:1; Hos. 6:2) and thus "has nothing to do with the date or counting of time but contains for ears which are educated biblically a clear reference to God's mercy and grace which is revealed after two days of afflication and death by way of redemption."

In other words, it is a literary device, and thus must be read as one.


There are many, many other examples as well. So, before you go believeing every cockeyed claim made by some angry atheist with an angelfire page, just remember it's extremely unlikely they can read Greek and Hebrew, let alone have even made a cursory study of Middle Eastern cultures. It seems every Cliff Claven thinks they're smart enough to refute the Bible.

5.Some words may have gotten lost in the translation.

In Greek (the language the new testament was written in) there are 5 different words for our one word "love". Tenses, voices, pluperfect participles...oi vay! Sometimes the translators did there best when they translated things. Sometimes they came across words they didn't have a definition for. Here's an example:

Lev 11:6 And the hare, because he chews the cud but does not divide the hoof; he is unclean to you.

Bible critics have a little smirk on their face when they point this verse out, thinking they've won. Hares don't chew cud, they point out. True, but they also don't have hoofs of any kind either. Hmmmm.... Let's investigate further...

"Lev 11:6 - hare Hebrew, arnebeth, an unidentified animal, but certainly not a hare, possessing as it is said to, characteristics not possessed by the hare. The supposed error in the text is due entirely to the translators' assumption that the English hare and the ancient "arnebeth" were identical. " (Source: Scofield's Notes on the Bible)

So there you have it. It wasn't what we call a "hare", it was an arnebeth. Chances are it's an animal that is now extinct. This brings me to my next point:

6.Many of these so-called Bible verses have been explained and resolved again, and again and again ad nauseuam if you just bother to look it up!

Try reading books written by Bible scholars. Believe it or not, someone who has a PhD in Theology might actually know a little something about the Bible! I used to think I knew everything about the Bible too, when I was an occultist. Many years later I found out I didn't.

I just mentioned Schofield's Notes. A Schofleild Bible may answer many questions you may have. You may also want to try “136 Bible
Contradictions....Answered”, by Brad McCoy (available above as a download),
“Encyclopedia of Old Testament Difficulties” Zondervan
Press, and “Commentary on The Torah” by Richard

Here are a few Bible "contradictions"...answered.

Jdg 1:19 And Jehovah was with Judah. And he took possession of the mountain. But he could not drive out those who lived in the valley, because they had chariots of iron.

This verse isn't always obvious to some people. The verse isn't saying God couldn't drive them out. It's saying JUDAH could not drive them out. The clue to this is the "he" is not capitalized in this verse, denoting God. It's obvious when read in the Latin Vulgate or the original Hebrew.


Paul's attendants heard the miraculous voice, and stood speechless [Acts 9:7]

Paul's attendants heard not the voice and were prostrate [Acts 26:14]

Acts 26:14 And when they had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me...

Acts 9:7 The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone.

While we are at it, let's add the other account...

Acts 22:9 My companions saw the light, but they did not understand the voice of him who was speaking to me.

Obviously, according to the NIV translation, there is no contradiction, as you can hear a sound, but not the recognize it as the voice of one speaking. So is this translation justified? Sure. The original Greek makes a distinction between hearing a sound as a noise and hearing a voice as a thought-conveying message. Haley notes "The Greek "akouo", like our word "hear", has two distinct meanings, to perceive sound, and to understand". This distinction makes sense also in light of the context. Recall the differing levels of perception. While the men heard an unintelligible sound and saw a light, Paul heard the voice and saw the person speaking. In fact, this type of distinction occurs in another place:

"Then a voice came from heaven, "I have glorified it, and will glorify it again". The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him" [John 12:28-29]. Here is a clear-cut example where a voice speaks, but is heard by some as an unintelligible sound.

As for the stance of Paul's companions, Haley notes "the word rendered 'stood' also means to be fixed, to be rooted to the spot. Hense, the sense may be, not that they stood erect, but that they were rendered motionless, or fixed to the spot, by overpowering fear". It is also entirely plausible that when they first saw the great light, they "hit the dirt", then they could have got up off the ground and stood there motionless.

The problem with the skeptic's approach is that it assumes these accounts are exhaustive, step by step, accounts where each detail is conveyed. They are not. It's not as if the author of Acts is saying "this is how it happened" three separate times. The author does this once, and the other two times he relays Paul speaking about it in two different contexts. Now given that the author wasn't on the road to Damascus, and given that Paul was speaking from memory, and given that none of these are meant to be some exhaustive, detailed, point by point description, it is indeed wise to fit them all together. Furthermore, the account in Acts 26 relays a speech that Paul gave to King Agrippa which was only a synopsis. Acts 26 simply relays the manner in which Paul chose to convey his points.

Goliath was slain by Elhanan [2 Sam 21:19] note: was changed in translation to be correct -- original manuscript was incorrect.

The brother of Goliath was slain by Elhanan [1 Chron 20:5]

As conceded, the verse in 2 Sam was probably due to a copyist's mistake. This is an example of why skeptics and Bible critics love to use the King James Version

The father of Joseph, Mary's husband was Jacob [Matt 1:16] seems to contradict [Luke 3:23] that says the father of Mary's husband was Heli. But Luke's account traces Jesus' lineage through Mary, and not Joseph. To because of the chauvinism of the time, Luke inserted Joseph's name in the place of Mary's. The evidence that validates this is Luke's birth narrative is told through the eyes of Mary, while Matthew's is told through the eyes of Joseph. Luke probably received his material through Mary herself, if not someone close, thus it is quite possible that he received her genealogy.

Luke 3:23 reads, "Jesus...being supposedly the son of Joseph, the son of Heli, etc." Luke certainly draws attention to the fact that Jesus wasn't Joseph's earthly son, so why would he then go to all the trouble in listing Joseph's genealogy? (3) After considering the Greek of Luke 3:23, Robert Gromacki believes it should be translated as follows: "being the son (as was supposed of Joseph) of Heli, of Matthat, etc." Gromaki states: "Since women did not appear in direct genealogical listings, Joseph stood in Mary's place, but Luke was careful to note that there was no physical connection between Joseph and either Jesus or Heli."

In Luke's genealogy he lists Adam as being "the son of God." This would indicate that one would have no grounds for insisting that the term "son" meant only the direct, biological offspring. Thus, one could think of Jesus as the "son of Heli." (5) The writings of Ignatius of Antioch (ca. 100 AD) indicate that the early church thought that Mary was a Davidic descent. For example, he writes: "Under the Divine dispensation, Jesus Christ our God was conceived by Mary of the seed of David and of the spirit of God; He was born, and He submitted to baptism, so that by His Passion He might sanctify water." -- Ignatius to the Ephesians

"Christ was of David's line. He was the son of Mary; He was verily and indeed born.." -- Ignatius to the Trallians

Since Ignatius believed in the virgin birth, it clearly follows that he would believe that she was "of the seed of David." Other apocryphal gospels and Justin Martyr (ca. 150 AD) also believed Mary to have been a descendent of David.

Objections to these claims are basically of two types:

A. The Jews did not typically trace genealogies through women. This is true, but a virgin birth is not a typical birth. Thus standard practices would not be expected to hold.

B. There is no explicit mention that the genealogy is Mary's.

This is true again, but the reason for this is probably due to point A. The genealogy would lose all appeal if it was explicitly cited as Mary's. However, it does seem to be implied. Thus, one could discern this truth after they had converted and studied the text. This would account for the early church's belief about Mary's Davidic descent.

Whatever one makes of such reasoning, it is certainly possible that the above explanation might be true, thus a contradiction has not been proved.

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Also, there have been women's genealogies from this era that have used the same tactic as tracing the line through the husband. This was obviously the case with Christ's geanealogy.

Christ First Sermon

Christ preached his first sermon on the mount [Matt 5:1,2]


Christ preached his first sermon on the plain [Luke 6:17,20]

Neither account says anything about this being his "first sermon." As MaryAnna notes: Probably two different sermons with similar content. Matt. doesn't say the sermon on the mount was His first sermon. Matt. doesn't seem too concerned about the sequence of events. Matt. 4:23 seems to indicate that before this the Lord already had done a lot of speaking. The one in Luke 6:17 was to the crowds, whereas the one in Matt. 5 was addressed to the disciples privately.

Indeed. It is not at all uncommon for a preacher to preach similar sermons at different times and with different audiences, now is it?


Christ was crucified at the third hour [Mark 15:25]

Christ was not crucified until the sixth hour [John 19:14,15]

At what hour was Jesus crucified? Mark 15:25 says it was in the third hour, 9:00 a.m. John 19:14-15 says that in the sixth hour (different clock). He was still not crucified yet but was being judged before Pilate. This was at about 6 a.m.

So three hours later He had carried the cross up to Golgotha (with some help) and was crucified.

Matthew, Mark, Luke, and Acts use Hebrew time for their reckoning. John uses Roman time. Another example of this is in John 18:28 -- early morning refers to the fourth Roman watch, which was 3 a.m. to 6 a.m.


Some people are convinced that it does. They read in the Bible, for example, that the stars are fixed in the "roof" of the world like luminous ornaments, which is the way they appeared to the eyes of the author of Genesis. Moses was a bedouin who dwelt in the desert, not an astrophysicist. Later scientific knowledge proves that the stars are incandescent bodies moving in space. Although some are willing to acknowledge that God created the universe, these scientific minded folks refuse to believe the Biblical account in which apparently it all took place in six days. Also, they contend that the scientific evidences of evolution appear to contradict the Bible in this instance. As far as Christians are concerned, there can be no real conflict between scientific truth and religious truth. From the time of Moses down to the present day, science has opened the doors to many of the earth's physical secrets - including in our own time, the fantastic secret of atomic energy. There will be undoubtedly occur, in the unforseeable future, even more revolutionary discoveries. But the fact remains that science has yet to produce any evidence that discredits the basic truths of Holy Scripture. The Bible, to begin with, is a book of religion - not a scientific textbook. The Book of Genesis should be regarded therefore, not as a scientific explanation of the heavens and the earth, but as an exposition of certain divine truths. These include such matters as the creation of all things - the creation of man as the object of God's special providence - the unity of the human race - the loss of man's original state of blessedness through original sin - God's promise and plan of redemption. In writing of these things, the authors of the Old Testament were divinely protected against error. God did not, however, stand over them and dictate what they wrote. Their writings, therefore, while recording basic truths, are clothed in language forms common to their primitive time, and are influenced by cultural and scientific concepts far less enlightened than our own. A correct appraisal of the Book of Genesis, and the history of Creation, (as well as the rest of the Bible) requires an understanding of the meanings which the Old Testament authors intended to convey, and an appreciation of the language forms, philosophy and mores of their times.

Did The Infant Jesus go into Egypt or not???

The infant Christ was taken into Egypt [Matt 2:14,15,19,21,23]


The infant Christ was not taken into Egypt [Luke 2:22, 39]

Luke does not say that the infant was not taken into Egypt as neither account is exhaustive (those who look for contradictions often overlook the fact that Biblical accounts are rarely exhaustive in their scope). We can easily harmonize the accounts as follows:

Journey of Joseph and Mary from Nazareth to Bethlehem; birth of the child; presentation in the Temple; return to Bethlehem; visit of the Magi; flight into Egypt; return to settle in Nazareth.

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The Occult: It Isn't just for pale skinned portly bookish types, it's also for con artists, sociaopaths, psychos, perverts, and homicidal killers!
Do people into the occult ever commit violent crimes, or is it all just "xtian propaganda"?


2000 Prince William County, VA Michael Lenz, a drifter serving 29 years in prison for burglary and firearm possession, converted to Asatru (Odinism), a Neopagan religion that worships Thor, and started a prison chapter called Ironwood Kindred. During a ceremony, Lenz with the help of fellow inmate and Odinist, Jeffrey Remington, kills fellow inmate and Odinist Brent Parker. "I called [Parker] up to the altar..." Lenz testified at his trial. "And I pulled a knife out of my pocket and I said, 'Are you trying to take it to the next step?' And he said, 'Yes, I am.' And so I stabbed him."In prisons across the United States, the number of converts has increased in recent years, according to experts, some of whom say prisoners find encouragement for violence in the gods they worship. "This is a warrior thing," said Heidi Beirich, deputy director of the Intelligence Project for the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups and extremist organizations. "What they take out of it is violence, physical dominance and racial purity. To them, Thor represents the ultimate white male." Beirich said there are racist and nonracist versions of the religion in prisons and among the general population. Remington was sentenced to death for Parker's slaying, but he killed himself on death row in 2004. Parker was executed in 2006. He practiced Odnism even on death row, not seeing how it had ruined his life. (AP)
2000, Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Alonzo South, 31, pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated sexual battery. He was sentenced to 24 years in prison. South admitted that on at least three occasions over the last two years he participated in Satanic rituals in which a nude girl under the age of 10 was sexually touched. Court records say the child, who was the daughter of a woman involved in the Satanic group, was raped in a home, the nearby woods, a shed, a pickup truck and a car. See, (The Tennessean, Sept. 30, 2000).
2000, Nashville, Tennessee; A Federal judge was asked to hold the State of Tennesee in contempt of court in Feb. for its continued failure to provide court-ordered and doctor-prescribed mental health services to a severely traumatized 17-year-old victim (called "Sara C. to protect her identity) of rape as part of a Satanic ritual,. A State advocacy group, Tennessee Justice Center, filed a class action lawsuit against the state for failure to properly administer the appeals procedure for the health care plan enrollees of TennCare, (Tennessee Behavioral Health). The 17 yr. old victim was just one of the people named in the settlement but she was left without proper care until this motion was filed. In April, the state agreed to properly attend to her care.(AP)
2000 Grand Island, NY Wiccan James R. Walsh was charged with first-degree murder for the death of his father, 42-year-old James L. Walsh. James L. Walsh's body was found in the back of a delivery van. Timothy J. Vlock, 20, was charged with being an accessory to the killing. Vlock told police that he watched Walsh perform a Wiccan ritual before going into the bedroom and holding a pillow over his sleeping father's head and killing him, according to search warrants filed in district court. Police said they confiscated an altar made from a box, two candles, a dragon statue, dragon cards and a homemade bong from the Walshes' apartment. Zerlina Eischeid a Wiccan friend of Walsh naievely told the press "Our magic is just like a Christian or Catholic praying," LOL! Excuse me, but Christians don't smother people in their sleep as part of prayer! Someone get that kid a copy of Christianity For Dummies or something. The occult attracts mentally unstable people, it isn't just "xtian propaganda", deal with it. (AP)
2000, Springfield, Mass, Two Thelemites are jailed after one stole a handwritten manuscript written by Aleister Crowley. The man threatened to blow up the would be thief with dynamite. He was later arrested by the police and charged with aggrevated assault. (AP)
2000 Kent, New York Patricia Ann Garofalo, 39, was charged with two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny. The police said she used her employer's telephone and credit card numbers to make calls to psychic hotlines totalling $4700. Garofalo called many hot lines, including Eclipse Psychic, for $4.59 per minute, Voice of Astrology, which offers personal astrology consultations by phone costing $95 for 30 minutes, and weekly chart readings for $249 per month. Garofalo told police she started calling the hot lines after her boyfriend broke up with her. Detective Gerald Locascio of the Kent Police Department said, ''We asked her if the psychics told her we'd catch her, and she said no, but that she had a feeling we would.'' Gee, you don't suppose psychics and astrology are a load of bunk, do you? (N.Y. Times 8-25-2000)
2000 Buenos Aires, Argentina The mutilated body of Juan Carlos Vazquez was found on Monday surrounded by his two daughters, Silvina, 21 and Gabriela 29, who stabbed their father 100 times and ate part of his face. Police revealed details of the strange crime, announcing that the three of them belonged to a cult known as the "Alchemy Center for Transmutation." According to the police, apparently the father and daughters engaged in a ritual that ended with the murder of Juan Carlos Vazquez. Juan Carlos' body was found not only with 100 knife wounds, but also marked with cuts forming a strange figure. The killing took place in the living room, after the furniture was moved to one side. In the place were found cups with strange liquids and a book of "alchemy rites." When the police entered the home, the two daughters were screaming in a state of shock, one invoking Satan, the other one saying that Satan had finally left her father's body. According to Jose Maria Baamonde, a psychologist from Fundacion Spes, a Catholic institution dedicated to studying the growing number of sects and cults, the cult to which the Vazquez' belonged "is the type of organization that is becoming tremendously popular by combining some elements of Gnosticism and strange formulas and rites which they claim have been inherited from the ancient Alchemists." Baamonde explained that, despite the sect's self-portrayal as an institution devoted to self-knowledge and self-discipline, "some of their rites explicitly invoke the presence and power of the Devil. (Reuters)
2000 Warsaw, Poland; In April A 19-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy were killed during a ritual Satanic Black Mass in southern Poland, police said after finding the cut up and burned bodies. The two victims were members of a sect that staged the black mass in a disused bunker on the outskirts of the town of Ruda Slaska, but they did not know they were to die. Another teenage cult member who survived was taken to the hospital with multiple knife wounds. Satanists Tomasz Suszyna,and Robert Krakowian plead guilty to the murders & sentenced to life in prison. (Reuters)
2000 Franklin County, OH In march A mother and father who had their children taken away by child protective services failled to comply with the reunification plans. The court stated that in addition to physical abuse and neglect of the children, Satanic occult practices were "commonplace" at the household. After being in counseling for over three years, the mother continued to deny what happened to her children and claimed "an inability to remember" the abuse, rather than denying it. There was even testimony that appellant mother could also "not recall" taking blood and hair from the children as part of satanic rituals, but didn't deny it. And the reason some social worker thought these nutcases should get their kids back after a few parenting classes was...??? At any rate, the children were later adopted out. (AP)
2000 Aug. Brasilia, Brazil -- Brazilian police said on Friday they arrested two Quimbanda priests for the murder of a 6-year-old boy who bled to death in a black-magic ceremony. In statements to police, Joaquim Alves, 71, and his girlfriend Priscila Souza Ferreira, 22, blamed each other for the murder of Carlos Andres de Jesus Barros, who disappeared in the impoverished Brazilian state of Bahia. Soares said the two voodoo priests killed the boy after Alves' 10-year-old son led him to the house. Alves told police that his girlfriend has tried to kill other children as well. "We are investigating the possibility they have killed other children. This, unfortunately, is a possibility, but I am not able to say more at this time," Soares said. The boy was found dead at the bottom of a well with his clothes removed, his hands and feet bound and two puncture wounds in his stomach, authorities said. The couple led police to the body after their shantytown neighbours tipped-off authorities. "One neighbour called, saying the boy kept crying and screaming, that he was suffering," said lead investigator Juliana de Oliveira Soares. "Inside the house, we found a series of religious icons, all of them of spirits that do harm. Then we found the body." Enraged after learning of the murder, townspeople on Friday destroyed Alves' makeshift home in the tropical city of Vitoria da Conquista. Some leaders of the Afro Brazilian religious culture tried to distance themselves from the slaying, just like Satanic groups do in the U.S.A do when a Satanist sacrifices someone to Satan. "These people, these are witch-doctors. They have nothing to do with any houses of worship here," said Antonio Bispo, an official at the Bahian Federation of Afro Cults. (Reuters)
1999 August Albuquerque, NM - A 20-year-old man who reportedly scrawled satanic symbols and wanted to be known as the "Dutch Master Killer" has been arrested in the killing of a bisexual man. Marine Lance Cpl. Ryan S. Davis of Albuquerque was arrested on a warrant out of New Mexico. Great to have Satanists in the military, ain't it? David Perea Jr., was shot apparently for no other reason than his sexual orientation, said Albuquerque Police Department Violent Crimes Detective Rick Foley."I've not heard of us having a homicide related to a hate crime before in Albuquerque. I cannot recall anything in the 15 years I've been here where (a killing was) related to anyone's orientation," said Marlene Thomas, a police records supervisor. Apparently Satanists can be first in something, after all. Police and the district attorney's office are looking into whether Davis was involved in other violent crimes, said Julie Altwies, Bernalillo County deputy district attorney. She said such incidents may have taken place in Bernalillo County and in other states but gave no specifics.Foley said Davis admitted to killing Perea and also "confessed to committing some robberies in Albuquerque" but gave no details. (AP)
1999 Sao Palo Brazil Brazilian police arrested a witch doctor on charges of murder and grave robbing after finding 16 skulls and other bones buried beneath his home. The remains of a small child also were found, as was a photo of an infant with the words "Para Morrer," or "To Die," written on the backside. (Reuters)
1999 Sawetto, South Africa A Mozambique man, Maeoriko Manyike was sentenced to life in prison for ritual murder and mutilation. Manyike mutilated a 15-yr-old boy and tried to sell his genitals which he had cut off. According to a news report: "Ritual or 'muti' murders are common in South Africa where people are prepared to pay well for portions made of human parts which they believe will bring good health or good fortune." What? You mean African Voodoo isn't a life affirming earth based religion???(Reuters)
1999 Kitchener, Ontario In Sept., Wiccan High Priest Kenneth James McMurray pleaded guilty to five counts of sexual assault on minors. McMurray held himself out as a leader of a group based on the Wicca religion. He preyed on abused teenagers and required them to engage in a series of homosexual acts which he called "Mandatory Requirements" (the Great Rite) which they would be tested on. He told them that they would "become better people spiritually if they participated in these acts(kundalini)". Some members were afraid of McMurray because they thought he had special powers. Apparently his special powers include landing in prison. (AP)
1999 Dayton, Ohio In August Satanist Kenneth J. Smith pled guilty to several years of sexual imposition against a child; he appealed the designation as a sexual predator. The trial court documents also noted that alcohol was used, that defendant had threatened the victim, and that the child was made to participate in Satanic ceremonies .(AP)
1999, Kiev, Ukraine The supreme court sentenced Satanist Dmitry Dyomin to death for the riual killing a 15-year-old girl whose tongue he then boiled and ate. Dyomin belonged to a Satanic cult and with the help of two Satanist accomplices had severed the girl's head with a kitchen knife. Dyomin later lacquered the skull and kept it in his room. Skulls, books on black magic and upside-down crucifixes were found during a search of Dyomin's house. his accomplices, Valentin Chelyshev and Alexei Andreyev sentenced to 13 and 8 yrs. in jail, respectivley.(Reuters)
1999, Allentown, Georgia Minnie Pearl Thompson, 44, was considered a "root worker" (i.e. Voodoo sorceress) amongst her local community. Her money spells appraently didn't work, becuase she had to suplement her income by selling crack. The Ocmulgee Drug Task Force discovered she was moving over a quarter of a pond of crack per week. Police wiretaps discovered Minnie had buried a dead chicken in her yard "for protection". When police raided her house, they discovered, among buring candles, roots, voodoo dolls and such things, and white powder scattered on the floor. "She said it was Law Stay Away powder," said Wilkinson County Sheriff Richard Chatman. Well...it didn't work. She recieved life in prison w/o parole! Her boyfriend, Sam Rozier, 33, an apostate Christian minister, was also arrested. Rozier had met Thomas in 1998 and moved in with her not long afterward. He told drug agents she must have put roots on him to make him join her drug scheme."If he'd had his way, the roots would have been his defense," Bache said. "He really, really believed that's what happened to him." Rozier told the agents her spell entered him through the food she fed him. Full of remorse and shame, he told Bache: "I should have left those biscuits alone." Indeed, he should have left it all alone and stuck with Jesus! He got 18 monhts in the Atlanta Pen. (AP)
1999 Tulsa, OK -James Ryan Bunnell originally told the cops he had gotten a gun from his parents' dresser drawer to kill a skunk the family dogs were chasing and then tripped over the threshold when he went back into the house, accidently killing his 15 year old brother. If he hadn't been smoking pot when the police arrived, it might have made his story more believable. The police really doubted his story when they found a blood soaked pillow with four bullet holes in it. Later the landlord discovered occult books & the Satanic writings of Brunnell's in a Bible. Bunnell stated in his writings that he was the "Son of Satan" and desired to kill his entire family as a sacrifice to the Devil, according to testimony heard in Rogers County District Court. Bunnell also wrote, "I want to rape young girls and feed upon their flesh." Perhaps he was imitating Anton LaVey, who admitted to dining on the leg of a 20 year old girl. Bunnell pleaded guilty to manslaughter and recieved 35 years in prison.(AP)
1999 Littleton, CO Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris kill 12 students, a teacher, and wound 23 others at a shooting at Columbine High School, before killing themselves. Several students stated that some were killed for stating they believe in God. Later, 50 homemade explosive devises were found at the school and their homes. The story shocked the nation and the world. The pair were said to be fascinated by violence, Satanism, Nazism, Nietzche, often spoke to each other in German, and always wore black trench coats that was part of the get up of the set of outcasts known as "The Trenchcoat Mafia". According to some witnesses one victim, Cassie Bernall, 16, was said to have been asked by her assassin if she were a Christian, and was then shot (even though some claim it didn't happen). Feeling like outcasts at school, (even though they were friends with each other) Their need for recognition and power led to a fascination with Satanism, Nazism, Adolph Hitler and death..(AP)
1999 St. Petersburg, Russia Police recorded several acts of Satanic vandalism. In northern St. Petersburg, a cross was twice cut to firewood at a church for disabled persons. The first time a big bone from an unidentified animal was found on the altar. Later one of the cemeteries of the town was desecrated. In the Southern part of Russia, in Stavropol, Police think Satanists were the culprits who burned a 6 foot cross at a county hospital. The cross was consecrated by Patriarch Alexis II two years earlier and was erected by the staff of the hospital. The hospital chaplain considers the attempt to burn the cross simply to be "a sinful boyish trick."(Reuters)
1999 Palatka, Florida William Tyler Black, 17, and Jeffery Burton Carter, 16, were arrested after their teacher said they told him of a "Columbine like assault" they hatched. The teacher told investigators that Black, an 11th-grader at the time, and Carter, a 10th-grader at the time, said they considered themselves outcasts because they worshiped Satan and that they had a plan for killing people at Palatka High School. Luckily the plan was discovered and stopped in time before it could be carried out. (AP)

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1999 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Darrel Wayne Harris, 17 was tried for attempted murder as an adult for repeatedly stabbing a friend he asked to participate in a Satanic ritual. The attack caught the victim, Robert Menendez, 22, and the ritual's other participants by surprise, officials said. Authorities said the two struck up an acquaintance through e-mail and an interest in Satanic web sites, which they frequently visited at public libraries. They met in a wooded area along S.W. 20th Street around 4:15 a.m. to perform the ritual along with Harris' unidentified girlfriend and at least one other person, Detective Mike Reed, a police spokesman, said. Investigators said the two sliced their hands, mixed their blood and drew a pentagram in the dirt while chanting. Harris then allegedly took the bloodshed one step farther and turned the butcher knife on Menendez, striking him as many as nine times in the neck, Urruella said. "He was very lucky to have survived," Urruella added.(AP)
1999 New York, NY 37 y.o. old Psychic and fortuneteller Pamela Miller was arrested for making a woman in her 40's believe she had a curse and taking $50,000 in "donations" of her money over three years to get rid of it. It was the 13th arrest under Operation Crystal Ball, a seven-month-old effort by the New York City Police Department's Special Frauds Squad to address the problem of illegal fortunetelling.(AP)
1999 Madrid, Spain In March a Belgian woman died from injuries suffered during a Satanic ritual in southeastern Spain. Police in the town of Villajoyosa arrested four suspects in connection with the death, including the woman's husband. State radio news said the woman, a mother of two in her 30s, had gone into a coma and later died in hospital. Her husband was reported to be a Spaniard but there was no information on the nationalities of the other suspects. The radio and daily newspaper El Mundo cited police sources as saying the woman and those taken into custody were members of a Satanic cult. "They were practising a particular ritual of their group which produced serious injuries, presumably caused by a knife, and burns on many parts of her body," El Mundo quoted the police sources as saying. (Reuters/March 22, 1999)
1999 Warsaw, Poland In March, a 19-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy were killed during a ritual Satanic mass in southern Poland, police said Thursday after finding their cut up and burned bodies. Another teenage cult member who survived was taken to hospital with multiple knife wounds. Police have arrested a 19-year-old cult member suspected of having carried out the killings. The two victims were members of a sect which staged the black mass in a disused bunker on the outskirts of the town of Ruda Slaska, but did not know they were to die, a spokesman said. Police have arrested a 19-year-old cult member suspected of having carried out the killings. (Agence France-Presse/March 4, 1999)
1998 BRADENTON, Fla. Paula Green-Albritton along with her son Jimmy Lee Clarke, owners of Green's Funeral Home in Bradenton,Florida, were arrested after police discovered she stuffed voodoo dolls into a corpse in a death curse against her competitors in the burial business and other enemies. Albriton invoked the voodoo deity Damballah in the hope that people whose names she had written on notes pinned to the dolls would die. She allegedly severed the left hand of the corpse of the corpse and placed 12 dolls inside the chest cavity. ``These dolls were placed inside a body that was to be buried and will decompose with time,'' voodoo expert Rafael Martinez said in his report, which police gave to Reuters. Richard Woodie of the Westside Funeral Home was one of least two people whose names were attached to the dolls who were connected to the funeral home business. ``Be gone and may you rot in the grave Richard Woodie -- Damballah curse him as I curse him, and spoil him as a spoil him -- by the fire at night,'' one note said. Green-Albritton was arrested last month a. She pleaded not guilty Friday to tampering with a corpse. No date was set for trial. Not only did the curse not work, but Albriton faced charges that carry a maximum sentence of 15 years in jail or a $10,000 fine.(Reuters)
1998 Sayville, NY Life imitates art. Serena Martin was said to have several mutual friends with Melissa Joan Hart, star of the sitcom Sabrina The Teenage Witch ( I like that show, actually). Both grew up in the same town of Sayville. Like Sabrina, Sareena (she even had a witch name!) used to cast spells one her hated rival, also a pretty cheerleader. But unlike Sabrina, Sareena's magic didn't actually work (well, neither did Sabrina's, it was all special FX). Sareena Martin and victim's own mom killed the popular cheerleader Charity Miranda by tying her up and putting a plastic bag over her head. Police said Miranda's mother, Vivian, 39, and her daughters recently began studying the West Indian religion of Santeria, and "raised religion to a heightened degree." At first they told police it was done to "drive the demons out", but later admitted the girl was a Santeria sacrifice, apparently having gotten no results with killing chickens and goats. Police also found occult symbols on the window of the crime scene, and other items associated with Santeria. The pair are now facing life in prison. Coincidentally, Sayville's High School has a rivalry with Amityville...yes, that Amityville. When you have Jesus, life is much easier. Before you smother someone with a plastic bag, give Christ a try, OK?(AP)
1998 Santa Monica, California Satanists Glen Mason, 23 Elizabeth Ann Mangham, 17, and Dennis Ronald Scott, 24, murdered 13 y.o. Shevawn Geoghegan in a Satanic Ritual. Detectives found dead animals and Satanic symbols near the scene of the crime. Geoghegan's body was found on 2-26-98, wrapped in a blanket in the basement of a vacant mental hospital that police said was frequented by teens who were into their own brand of satanic worship. Geoghegan was a friend of the three suspects and voluntarily went to the hospital on the night of her slaying. She had been strangled with a belt. The case was profiled on "America's Most Wanted" which lead to the capture of the fugitive Scott in Alabama in 1999. Birmingham police found Scott in a section of town known as Five Points South, a popular spot with youth who are into alternative culture. Police said Scott had been hard to capture because he lived under numerous aliases, including the name of a dead friend, Jimmy Ronald Turner. Mason and Scott were convicted of murder, and Mangham pleaded no contest to manslaughter. (AP)
1998 Donskoi, Russia In Feb., Police in Donskoi arrested members of a satanic cult whose ages range from under 20 to 80. The cult members stood trial on charges of two ritual murders, but the regional court returned the case for re-investigation. The prosecutor's office appealed the court decision to the Russian Supreme Court which ruled that the regional court gave the evidence inadequate scrutiny. After re-investigation, in 1999 A court of the city of Donskoi sentenced the cult's memebrs to eight to nine years in prison. The cult's leader Yelena Kuzina, 80, was sentenced to five years in prison and her oldest son, second in command in the cult, to ten years. Most of cult members are teens. All of the satanists were convicted on charges of murders with aggravating circumstances. Defense lawyers of the satanists said they would protest the sentences. (ITAR/TASS/February 12, 1999)
1998 Hyvinkää, Finland Three members of a Satanic were charged with the brutal murder and dismemberment of a 23 year old man that occurred on 10-21-98 in a small town near Helsinki. Finish Authorities had recently become concerned over acts of vandalism, such as desecration of graveyards, suggesting young Finns were showing an increased interest in Satanism. Police said, however, that the Hyvinkaa case was the first murder linked to a Satanic cult. The sex and ages of the members were two men 23, 20, and a girl, of 17. Body parts of the victim were found on rubbish tips in the Hyvinkaa area, which lead to arrests.The trial revealed that the murder involved torture, mutliation, canibalism and necrophilia. After he was killed the threesome cut of the victims head and limbs and removed some his internal organs, including the victims heart. The three openly described themselves as Satanists. One of the three had a previous conviction for the attempted burning of a church. The court also found the 23-year-old man guilty of torturing and killing his dog as a sacrifice on Hallowe'en. Amazingly, the leader (the 23 y.o.) only recieved a 21 year sentence and the other two receieved even lighter sentences. (Interfax)
1998 Death Valley, California After an expose in Time magazine, Castaneda disappeared from the public view in 1973, and began in the last decade of his life to organize a secretive group of devoted followers. Castenada started his cult comprised mostly of former and current female lovers that he called his "witches". After Casteanda's death in 1998, the female cult members dissapeared. Witches Florinda Donner-Grau and Taisha Abelar, Kylie Lundahl, and Amalia Marquez vanished the day after Castaneda's death. A few weeks later, Patricia Partin, Castaneda's adopted daughter as well as his lover (sick!), disappeared. Some former Castaneda associates suspect the missing women committed suicide because of remarks they made shortly before vanishing, and Castaneda's frequent discussion of suicide in cult meetings. Achieving transcendence through "a death nobly chosen" had long been central to his ludicrous teachings, along with drug use and "magic". The skeletal remains of Castenada's adopted daughter/lover Patricia Partin were found in the California desert in 2006. DNA identified the remains. The remains of the other cult members have yet to be found. It might be worth noting that another hippie drug guru, also went to the desert, and called his female lovers/followers witches too. His name was Charles Manson. (AP)
1998 Melbourne, Australia Wiccan High Priest Angus Fletcher, a ounsellor in Caulfield, was sentenced to 10 years' jail for having had sex with two 15 y.o. girls who'd been sent to him for help. Prosecution said Fletcher virtually enslaved his victims with drugs & "Wiccan witch-talk" so they'd believe being tied up, spanked, put in a dog's collar and sexually abused was "part of a pagan rite". Fletcher said he believed it too. Swearing an oath on a charred stick, he said Wicca not only allowed him to have sex with the girls, one of whom was a reincarnated "Celtic princess" <snicker>, but to cast a spell to stop them testifying against him, even if it meant their death. It also apparently let him advertise one on the internet as a "submissive teen schoolgirl" who was "bruisable and will take belt and paddle". Justice David Harper, hoever, declared: "Religion can never be a cloak for the sexual exploitation of children." Fletcher would later claim he was being "persecuted by Christians"(Reuters)
1998, Pike County, Ohio; In Nov., Michael Paul Dillard, 20, was convicted of felony child endangerment for burning a boy during a satanic ritual. Dillard used candle wax to burn crosses on the chest, genitals, arms and back of the 14-yr.old. Dillard confessed to torturing the boy, his 13 yr. old brother & a 12 yr. old friend. An accomplice held their legs while Dillard poured wax on them. "It burned," the younger boy testified. "I tried to get loose." One of the men told one of the boys to holler out Satan's name, but he refused to do it, the younger boy testified. See, "Man guilty of burning teens in satanic ritual," (AP)
1998, South Africa Naledzani Mabuda and his wife Helen Madidida confessed to killing their 23-month-old son. The father, a traditional healer and spiritual medium (called a "sangoma", or witch-doctor), confessed to the ritual Voodoo killing of his son because "his ancestors had threatened to destroy him if he did not". Police found the boy's head, legs, hands and genitals buried under various parts of the floor in the couple's house. Later searches revealed the poor toddler's intestines, liver and other internal organs from a series of ritual "graves" on the nearby mountainside. The couple were refused bail after another local traditional leader banned them from the village. He testified that the couple had committed a crime of the "greatest evil" and that the townspeople were terrified. The case was remanded to trial for May 4 when a series of villagers were asked to testify about ritual human sacrifices as part of traditional African beliefs. Africa still needs Christian missionaries!(Reuters)
1998 South Africa Some good news. In January, witch-doctors, or sangomas, claimed that ritual murders and killings related to the medicinal quest for body parts had decreased by more than 90 percent. A news article reported that police estimate that several hundred people, many of them children, are killed in South Africa each year for their body parts. Female genitals, breasts and placentas are used for infertility and good luck, while hands burned to ashes and mixed into a paste are seen as a cure for strokes, and hearts for heart disease. Blood is given to impart vitality and brains for political power and business success.(Note the Good Witch's Bible mentions similar rubbish) (Reuters)
1998 Oregon Michael James Hayward and three Satanist friends were members of a "Death-Metal" band, who loved violence and listened to their own Death-Metal music which included lyrics to "The Pick-Axe Murders," An Experiment in Homicide," "Hammer Smashed Face," Meat Hook Sodomy," "Gutted," and "Living Dissection". They planned their crime and went to a Dari Mart store, killed a female clerk and brutally beat another one. The evidence of "Death-metal" music and Satanism was admitted into court testimony and was upheld because it partially explained the motive for the crime and the motive for the degree of brutality used. (AP)
1998, Lubuk Pakam, Indonesia; Indonesian sorcerer, Achmad Suradji, 47, was sentenced to death in April for murdering 42 women as part of a bizarre attempt to boost his magical powers. The case first came to light in April last year when police, following up a missing person's report, found a body buried in a sugar cane field near Suradji's house. When they went to question the sorcerer, they found women's shoes and handbags. Over the next few weeks, a further 41 bodies were unearthed close to his village. According to the police, Suradji said that he had a dream in 1986 in which the ghost of his father had told him to kill a total of 70 women and then drink their saliva in order to enhance his mystical powers.(Reuters)
1997 Equatorial Guinea; An unnamed individual was condemned to death after removing the eyes, tongue, ears and genitals of his 10-year-old female victim as part of a Pagan human sacrifice. Malabo radio reported that 17 ritual murders were committed in Equatorial Guinea in August and September of 1997, according to official figures. Another news report cites a Spanish journalist and ethnographer, Jose Manuel Novoa, claims that anthropophagy (eating human flesh) is widespread in the country. He stated, "Eating human flesh was a tradition of warriors pertaining to the ethnic group of the Fang, which lives in Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Gabon and Cameroon ...as they conquered new territories, Fang warriors ate parts of their victims to absorb desirable qualities such as youth and strength... human organs are eaten by members of secret brotherhoods which practice sorcery in forests at night. New members are initiated in ceremonies which invoke spirits...bodies are obtained through murder and robbing them from cemeteries ...the secret groups are known as 'evu societies', because many Guineans believe the human body to contain an organ known as the 'evu.'"... "The human brain is known to be highly toxic, for which reason the cannibals seek to immunize themselves by ingesting potent vegetal poisons in small doses... nevertheless, the cannibalism led to a disease known as kuru." (Reuters)
1997 Virgina A 13 yr. old female Satanist was found to have molested two children in the context of Satanic sex ritual ceremony while she was entrusted with babysitting them. The kids reported to their parents and the girl had molested them, made them draw a pentagram while she performed a sex act on one child, and talked of Satan's power. She threatened to kill them and their parents if they ever told anyone what happened, but fortunately, they told as soon as their parents got home. Court records stated "Decided. True Finding of child molestation affirmed." This minor's name was submitted to the central registry as a founded sexual abuser. (AP)
1997, India In Nov., Dharam Vir chopped off his son's head and offered it to the Hindu goddess of destruction, Kali, in a belief that a human sacrifice would earn him divine favors. He ordered his son to lie on the ground and then beheaded him. The police said he murdered his son because he was driven by his own religious beliefs. (Reuters)
1997 Nashville, TN In July Satanist Christa Gail Pike killed another female, 19 y.o.Colleen A. Slemmer, that she felt a rivalry with, and carved a pentagram into her chest. The court found that this murder involved torture, and medical experts thought the injuries were inflicted when the victim was still alive. A group of "others" were named who helped her but Pike didn't give information about them. The pentagram she was wearing was admitted as evidence. "A witness stated that as the Defendant described hitting Slemmer in the head with a piece of asphalt and carving a pentagram in her chest, she danced around in a circle, smiling and singing." She was convicted and recieved the death penalty. Another member of the coven surfaced, Tadaryl D. Shipp,21, and was convicted for his part in the torture slaying in 1999. Judge M.B. Leibowitz sentenced him to 25 years, and said said Shipp treated the victim with "gross cruelty while at least partly satisfying an interest in Satanism". (AP)
1997 St. Petersburg, Florida According to Satanist Eddie Lee Sexton's 5 children, he beat them, conducted 'marriage' ceremonies with his daughters, had regular sex with them and fathered several of their children, encouraged his children to have sex with each other, practiced Satanism including, "invoking spirits" and engaged in other bizarre conduct. He threatened his children if they discussed "family matters" with others, & trained his children how to kill FBI agents. During the trial, son Willie Sexton, said his father convinced him he had Satanic powers and sexually abused him. While living in Jackson Township, his daughters were forced to undergo "shaving rituals". Daughter Lana testified she was taken to the master bedroom for the purpose of punishment. Once inside the room, appellant held L. down, while Eddie shaved her entire body with a razor. While shaving her, Eddie cut her leg, put the blood on her finger, and made her sign a paper, saying that she was selling her soul to the devil."... Sexton engaged in a standoff with police in Ohio shortly before coming to Florida, fleeing to prevent his children from being taken into custody, and directed the killing of his infant grandchild. Sexton was convicted and sentenced to death for the participation in the murder of his son-in-law. Why do people always run to Florida? Criminals, please don't come down here. (AP)
1997 Pearl, MS Luke Woodham kills his mother then proceeds to kill 3 students and wound 7 others at Pearl High School. As he leaves the building to kill students at a Junior High, the vice principal gets his .45 from his car and holds it to Woodham's head until the police arrive. Woodham said Grant Boyette, an older friend, confided that he worshipped Satan and asked Woodham to join his group, (called "The Kroth") saying Woodham had "the potential to do something great." Boyette promised that he could either get his ex-girlfriend back or get even through Satanism. Woodham said,"You can send demons to go and do things. I've seen them," he said. "I know what I was dealing with. I felt like I had complete control, complete power over things. I know it's real in spite of what people thinkWoodham said he got the idea for the shooting after he became involved in Satanism, which he said bestowed "power over many things.", apparently like spending the rest of your life in prison. Investigators discovered Boyette -- whom fellow Satanist called "father" -- plotted to take over the school and kill students and parents. Boyette lived a double life, and even attended a Baptist Church, although his friends knew he was a Satanist. Boyette was later charged and convicted with being the mastermind in Luke's high school shooting spree.When will you gus learn, the occult only brings misery and ruin? (CNN)
1997 Chicago IL Dr. Michael Swango, the illusive "Doctor of Death" is finally captured. Swango murdered at least 30 patients and colleagues during his career. Swango was first suspected of murdering patients at an Ohio hospital he worked at as far back as 1983. Swango tried to poison his co-workers with a pitcher of iced tea, which got him arrested. Police searched his home and found...you guessed it...tons of occult and witchcraft literature and paraphenalia, in addition to poisons and how-to-kill survivalist books. Convicted of aggravated battery from poisoning his coworkers, he serves 5 years, is released, re-establishes himself as an MD with forged papers and gets a job at a WV hospital. In 1992 "Dr. Satan" landed a job at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Swango got cocky enough to apply to the AMA who ran a background check and discovered who he really was. The AMA told the boobs at the VA, who then simply discharged Swango to avoid a scandal, and Dr. Death is free to murder yet again. Your tax dollars at work, folks. The AMA re-discovered Swango posing as a Psychiatrist Northport Veterans Administration Medical Center , and once again his patients were dying for no reason (perhaps other than sacrifices to Satan, that is). Eventually, word got out about Swango, and he fled overseas. In November 1994 he surfaced in Zimbabwe and got a job at Mnene Hospital...and his patients began dying mysteriously. A year later the poisonings were traced to him, and he was arrested in Zimbabwe... and escaped before his trial, and hid out in Africa and Europe. In March 1997, he applied for a job at the Royal Hospital in Dharan, Saudi Arabia, using false credentials. In June 1997 on a flight that had a layover in Chicago, he was arrested by Federal authorities. Three years later, on July 11, 2000, Michael J. Swango plead guilty to killing three of his patients, and fraud charges & sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Now he'll have plenty of time to read all his occult books. How much do you want to bet he gets made a trustee in the prison infermary?(Reuters)
1997 Paducah, Kentucky – Michael Carneal, 14, was known to his classmates as a Satanist and frequently dressed in all black. On 12-01-97 he opened fire on a small prayer group of Christians. Three girls died as martyrs for Christ and five other students were wounded for Christ. Another student tackled him, and it was soon revealed that Carneal had a pistol, two rifles, and two shotguns, along with 700 rounds of ammunition, all of it stolen. He’d threatened earlier to “shoot up” the school, but no one had taken him seriously. Could it be because Satanists are always saying how they don't kill people and so no one believed him?(AP)
1997 Stolkholme, Sweden An Rosicrucian occult order called the "Order of The Solar Temple", that based itself on the teachings of Aleister Crowley and the Golden Dawn killed themselves in a mass suicide claiming 48 members. Farewell letters left by the believers stated that they believed they were leaving to escape the "hypocrisies and oppression of this world." and that they were going to the star Sirus. Its top 33 members were known as the Elder Brothers of the Rosy Cross (an alternative name for the Rosicrucians), and were headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland. Swiss police were on a heightened state of suicide watch in anticipation to the summer solstice on June 21. Gerard Ramseyer, the top justice official in Geneva, said police was maintaining a "discreet surveillance" of 10 people believed to be known members of the suicidal Solar Temple Sect. Two of the 10 under surveillance are believed to be children. All the suicide/murders and attempts occurred around the dates of the equinoxes and solstices which are occult holidays to Wiccans, Neopagans, and Tehelmites. Police think there are at least 100 people in Switzerland who were formerly close to or had been members of the suicidal cult. It is believed that The Solar Temple group continues to exist, with thirty surviving members in Quebec at the St-Anne-de-la-Pérade center, with from 140 to 500 members remaining worldwide. (NOTE: A Rosicrucian occult is hardly Christian, but this group is misidentified as a "Christian" group by the Ontario Consultants for Religous Tolerance. The group is run by two Neopagans and an Athiest, and seem to have tolerance for anything but Christians. ) (The Florida Times Union, July 22, 1997)

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1997 Keokuk, Iowa A 14-year-old girl was arrested and charged with assisting attempted suicide after police discovered she supplied a boy with ammunition which he later used to shoot himself in the chest on 9-28-1997. Fortunately, the boy survived and got medical treatment. Police Chief George Morgan said the teens interviewed in connection with the boy's suicide attempt admitted they were involved in occult activity, and had apparently formed their own Satanic coven. (Iowa Courier10-12-1997).
1997 Simferopol,Crimea In Oct. a group of youngsters aged 16-17 suspected of performing satanic rites was detained by the police of Simferopol. Local law enforcement bodies suspected in spring that a ritual murder had been committed when a dismembered body of a dead young woman was found in the city cemetery followed by several incidents of vandalizing graves at city cemeteries were registered. One of the participants in these acts was arrested in Sept. He confessed to having practiced Satanism for several years. In 1997, he vandalized two graves and removed sculls and bones to perform "magic rites". He also took away metallic plates from tombs to make knives for a ritual. Crimean police reported that in the attic where the man practiced satanic worship they found a black crucifix turned upside down, sculls of different animals, earth taken from a graveyard and a diary where the man thoroughly described his satanic practices. The diary helped trace other cult members.(Reuters)
1997 Tyumen, Serbia In March, Russian police announced that they were searching for the ringleaders of a Satanic cult in western Siberia. The cult is believed to be from the city of Tyumen, 1,400 miles east of Moscow, where five young people have been found hanged to death in what, at first, authorities though were suicides. Later, the discovery of cabalistic jottings in the belongins of the dead youths revealed their involvement in a seven-stage initiation ceremony that culminated in ritual suffocation. The first death occurred in April,1996. Denis Abramov, 19, was found hanged in his room at home in the village of Roshchino. In May Dima Bronnikov, 17, and in July, Stas Buslov were found hanged from a tree. Three days later his friend Sergei Sidorov, 18, hanged himself at home. So did Tanya Stankeyeva, 22, in October. All the victims were friends and used to meet in a basement, which was equipped with a kind of Satanic altar and had walls painted with diabolical signs and cryptic symbols. The mother of Sergei Sidorov said her son admitted to her shortly before his death that he was involved in a cult. "Mama, I'm a Satanist. I know it is bad, but I cannot escape. They are terribly strong." Mr. Buslov, the father of one of the victims, discovered that 36 young people between the ages of 12 and 22 have hanged themselves in Tyumen province in the past year. While there is no known connection to any cult, the high number of deaths have shaken the whole of western Siberia. A spokesman for the provincial prosecutor's office said: "We may be dealing with a serial killing, though it is not clear if this is murder or incitement to suicide." The leader of the cult is said to be a man in his 40s, who, helped by two younger acolytes, exerted enormous influence on naive provincial children. But, thanks to what the locals call the "Russianness" of the police, there seems little chance of catching those responsible.(Reuters)
1996 Minsk, Russia A Satanist was arrested for a Satanic ritual murder. The accused did not deny his guilt and admitted that he had prepared himself during many years by killing cats. When the number of "executed" animals reached the number "666", the Satanist killed a human being "in the name of his master." The Ministry of the Interior admitted reluctantly that it was the second case of ritual murder. It was reported that a law was prepared in Beloruss, banning Satanic organizations. Metropolitan Philaret of Minsk and Beloruss declared "the clash between people on the way towards witchcraft, sorcery, magic and occultism is due not alone to the negligence of the civil authorities", - but also because far from all Christians bear testimony to their faith in their own lives.(Reuters)
1996 Minsk, Russia In July, the Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit was desecrated by Satanists. Icons of the Holy Trinity, of the Holy John the Forerunner and of the Holy Cyril and Methodios were smeared with black colour. The walls were painted over with blasphemous writings with direct threats to physical annihilation of Christians, and Satanic symbolism. The Belorussian police arrested two students from the local technical school. During the interrogation one of them openly admitted being a member of a Satanic sect and that he acted "based on his religious conviction." A russian court gave him a differnt kind of conviction. (Reuters)
1996 San Louis Obispo, California - Three teenage Satanists, Jacob Delashmutt, 16; Joseph Fiorella, 15; and Royce Casey, 17 were arrested for raping, torturing and murdering 15 year old Elyse Pahler. The Satanists took Elyse to a secluded eucalyptus grove about a quarter-mile from her home, force fed her drugs, raped her, tied a belt around her neck "to make it easier to stab her", and offered her up as the "ultimate sin against God" on a Satanic altar they made. Prosecutors allege in court documents that the boys formed a musical group to glorify Satan. The boys "selected and stalked" Elyse believing that a virgin sacrifice would earn them a "ticket to Hell". Unfortunatley for them, they may be right. Ah, they Alien Elite! Now they will have many decades to think about what they did in prison. (Modesto Bee)
1990s A rash of church burnings sweeps the south, Flroida in particular. The culprit caught in the Florida burnings in 1999 turns out to be a Satanist. According to the Christian Science Monitor, over 1,000 churches have been burned nationawide in a 4-year period of time. In 2005, three wealthy University of Alabama college students, Mosley, Debusk, and Cloyd, ditch Christianity for Satanism, and begin to torch Churches. All three are now in Federal Prison for Arson. (AP)
1996 Lima Peru Police intercepted a 440 pounds (200 kg) drug shipment which contained a Voodoo doll. The doll, representing a policeman had its hands tied, eyes shut and nails stuck to his body. Milanio Vargas said the doll was his "insurance against being caught". (Reuters, 10-24) Guess what? It didn't work and he got caught! (Reuters)
1996 Miami,FL Esnel Jean was a Hatian immigrant who practiced as a Voodoo prietst out of his home in the "Little Haiti" section of Miami. Haitians would come to Jean for help and forgiveness of bad deeds he would pray for them, advise them to wear beads, light candles and take certain actions to fix their problem (for a "donation", of course). Police say that on March 25, 1996 Esnel Jean strangled his wife after a heated arguement over money. When the children came home from school, detectives said their stepfather beat them to death. Detective Ojeda says the evidence shows that after Jean killed his family and buried them in the crypt he'd constructed, he conducted a voodoo ceremony. Inside the garage near the crypt, police found voodoo-type pictures, literature, statues and candles -- all items typically used by voodoo priests. Ensel is still at large. The case was featured on America's Most Wanted. Anyone with any information should call 1-800-CRIME-TV or law enflorcement. (America's Most Wanted)
1996 Kingersheim, France Satanist and car factory worker David Obertorf, 18 y.o. stabbed to death an elderly priest in a church in France. "The priest's body bore very specific wounds which suggested satanic symbols," a police spokesman said. Obertorf stabbed 68-year-old Father Jean Uhl, who is a martyr for Christ, 33 times in his church in the Alsatian village of Kingersheim on December 20, 1996. (Reuters)
1996 Eustis, Florida A group of teens formed a cult involved in vampirisim, fantasy role playing, Wicca, and the occult known as "The Vampire Clan" (inspired by The Lost Boys) were arrested for the brutal murder one of the member's parents. and indicted by a grand jury. Rod Ferrell, Scott Anderson and Charity Keesee, all 16, and Dana Cooper, 19, in the slayings. It was Ferrell who police think broke into the animal shelter, stomping one dog to death and pulling the legs off another in Murray, KY. Neighbors at the public housing complex where he lived say they never noticed anything unusual about him or his mother, Sondra Gibson. "Cool Mom" Gibson is herself charged with solicitation to commit rape. Police say she wrote to a 14-year-old, inviting sex and hinting she was involved in vampire-type activity. "I longed to be near you ... to become a Vampire, a part of the family immortal and truly yours forever," the letter reads. "You will then come for me and cross me over and I will be your bride for eternity and you my sire." Small wonder why the kids turned out like they did. Accused with Ferrell and Ms. Wendorf of killing the Wendorfs are Dana Cooper, 19, of Murray, and Scott Anderson, 16, of Mayfield. Charity Keesee, 16, of Murray was charged with being an accessory to murder. Extradition proceedings in Baton Rouge are to begin Monday. Calloway County prosecutor David Harrington described Ms. Cooper as a "follower, someone who wanted to be liked. (AP)
1996, Milan, Italy Marco Dimitri, the young leader of the Italian Satanist group, the Luciferian Children of Satan (Bambini di Satana Luciferiani), which is described as "a neo-pagan cultural association", was arrested twice in the same year on charges of rape. Dimitri was accused of raping a two-year old boy and a teenage girl in Satanic rituals, a case which sparked intense media attention. After 14 months of prison, he was released and exonerated of all charges, however. Marco Dimitri and his followers, always the subtle types, dress all in black, wear a plethora of Satanic symbols, and have appeared as spokespersons for Satan in popular Italian TV talk shows. (Reuters)
1996 Larksville, Pennsylvania Shaun Marc Zarcufsky (16) and Stanley J. Szcuzupski (16) were found dead in Larksville, Pennsylvania's West Side Landfill. Both had died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds to the head resulting from a "Satanic worship pact." The teens' interest in Satanism was only 3 to 4 weeks old before the double suicide. In that short time, it was evident to parents, teachers and friends that their personalities changed dramatically. A search of Zarcufsky's bedroom at home uncovered "scores" of occult-related literature on Black Magic (AP)
1996 Boston, MA The State Supreme court ruled in favor of adopting out the children of a member of the Ordro Templi Orientis who had lost custody of them through court order. The court cited Social Services case that found neglect, sexual molestation and statements of the children as the reason. The children described being made to participate in child porn and being molested by several different men. While describing the past history of the father, the court said: "In 1983, the father joined a religious organization called Orlo Templi Orientis and studied the so-called Satanic Bible. In January, 1984, he was convicted of grave robbing, and sentenced to two months in jail. After release, he returned to his transient life-style, alternating between Los Angeles and San Francisco." Every man and woman is a star? Not in this case. (AP)
1996 Hannibal, Missouri A self-described Satanic family had been in and out of social services for many years. Parental Rights were terminated as to three of the children. There was constant and severe domestic violence; the father continually abused the mother, including using a cattle prod to electrically shock her, shot her with a gun, cut her with a razor blade and violated her with a baseball bat. Physical evidence was discovered, and indeed she had a stab wound in her side and she was bleeding internally. Both parents had been arrested for the rape of a teenager, but the witness wouldn't testify so the charges were dropped. Both parents had tried to commit suicide and were involved in drug usage. The mother admitted to sacrificing animals in front of her children and giving them drugs to forget the ceremonies. The children also stated that this occurred. [In Interest of P.J.M, 926 S.W.2d 223, Missouri Court of Appeals, Termination of Parental Rights Affirmed.]
1996 Bellaire, Ohio In Oct., Satanist Nathan Brooks found guilty of the mutilation slaying of his parents and sentenced to two consecutive life terms. The 18 yr. old perpetrator decapitated his father and hacked to death his mother. Brooks told the officers he used the head in a Black mass ritual that he believed would "increase his Satanic powers". It apparently didn't work unless his idea of success was spending the rest of his life in an 8 by 10 cell until he dies. He said he had also planned to kill a younger brother, but the youngster was visiting a friend. (AP)

1995 DEC SANTA ANA, CA — An avowed devil worshiper has been arrested for allegedly making a Mississippi teenager his "slave" and then selling her as a prostitute at truck stops in several states, authorities said. Danny Walter Schertz, 48, who uses the names "Snakeman," "Wizard," and "Triple 6," will appear in federal court here today for a hearing that authorities hope will hasten his return to Mississippi to answer charges of pimping and kidnapping.(LA Times) Anton LaVey of the Church of Satan was also said to pimp out female followers and beat them when they didn't bring back enough money as part of his "Satanic Sex Therapy".


1995 Indianapolis, Indiana Jimmie Lee Penick and 3 other practitioners of Satanism sacrificed, William Ault, a prospective member of their "Satanic Church." The cult chose Ault because they feared he knew about a prior murder. During what he thought was going to be his initation, Ault was mutilated, and an inverted cross was carved into his chest. Penick dismembered the victims head and hands and Penick admitted he removed the head to give the skull to a friend. (AP)

1995 Houston, Texas Satanist Steven Brian Alvarado killed two people, a mother and son, during a drug deal and sentenced to death. A year or so prior to the murder Alvarado had been in the hospital. The psychologist stated he was considered "violent and dangerous and that he had a full-blown antisocial personality disorder."... he had "no concern for the rights of others, and that he admitted selling illegal weapons, abusing and selling illegal drugs, sexually assaulting a woman, mutilating human infants in Satanic rituals, and committing numerous other crimes. He was discharged after twelve days in the hospital because he was felt to be a danger to the other patients and that he was not suffering from a mental illness that was treatable, and, therefore under the mental health code had to be discharged." So rather than being a threat to crazy people, he was turned loose on society. (AP)

1995 Las Vegas, NV Satanist Edward Bennett was sentenced to death for killing a young girl. Writings were seized showing that the murder was "ritualistic and Satanic." Some of these statements included: "There's a problem in this country and has a lot to do with being white. There's too many people with ugly skin."... "I need to kill somebody or tear someone apart. I got to satisfy my need, cure this thirst for blood. So as I make the sacrifice by doing it just for you and kill this child, for it is a first born, I'm giving you my soul, Satan. Where is my reward?" Well gee, he got you death row, isn't that enough? Aleister Crowley only got to die a junkie in a flophouse. Honestly, kids today! (AP)


1995 Greensboro, NC Satanist Michael Allen Parker recieved 8 life sentences for raping his own children as part of a Satanic sex rituals that sometimes involved drinking small amounts of the children's blood. The children testified that Parker raped and sodomized them in the family's trailer near Saluda and in nearby woods, while other people wearing black stood around chanting with lit candles. While critics dismiss the story as part of the "Satanic Panic", medical examination by MD's confirmed the children had been sexually assaulted, and the children never refuted their stories even years later as adults. The defendant thought there should be a mistrial for several reasons, one of which was witness testimony that he threatened to bomb the woman's shelter his wife and family were staying at, which he thought prejudiced the jury against him. Parker recieved 8 life sentences. (AP)

June 1995, Athens, Greece; Satanic Cult leader Asimakis Katsoulas and Manos Dimitrokallis were found guilty of kidnapping, raping and murdering a 30 year old woman and a 15 year old girl during occult ceremonies. They were sentenced to life imprisonment. Dimitra Maryetti was found guilty of complicity and sentenced to 23 years.Katsoulas and his "high priestess" confessed to leading a 20 member satanic cult, which had conducted animal and human sacrifices for three years. The first victim was killed at her initiation ceremony. Katsoulas claimed he was the vehicle for "ancient demons." Another witness was abducted when the murderers told her they were police officers who wanted to question her.(Reuters)
1995 The French Alps A mass suicide of the Rosicrucian group calling itself The Order of the Solar Temple took place. The occult ritual suicide ocurred on the Winter Solstice, a time sacred to the sun god in Neopagan religions and Thelema. On December 23, on a remote plateau of the French Alps police found 16 charred bodies arranged in a star formation with their feet pointing to the ashes of a fire. Like the rituals of 1994, they all died by stabbing, asphyxiation, shooting and/or poisoning. Their bodies were burned to a crisp as part of a "cleansing ritual". (Reuters)
1995 Brest, Russia In October Satanists burnt the Church of the Holy Aphanasij. Police said the arson had "a ritual character" which lead to the arrest of several admitted Satanists. The suspects were students from the technical college and pupils from the tenth class. In the same town a group of young people who produced and the distributed pamphlets with anti-Christian content and Satanic symbolism were also arrested in connection to the case. All plead guilty and were sentenced to prison. (Reuters)
1995 Athens, Greece Asimakis Katsoulas, 24, and Manos Dimitrokalis, 23, also known by their cult names Amon and Enigma, were found guilty and given life sentences on two counts of rape and murder and one count of kidnapping. Katsoulas's former girlfriend and "high priestess" Dimitra Marieti, 22, was sentenced to 18 years and four months in prison after being found guilty as an accessory to murder. The three confessed after their arrest in December 1993 that they led a 20-member satanic cult, which had conducted animal and human sacrifices on the outskirts of Athens for three years. The cult's first victim was Dora Syropoulou, 15, who was killed at her "initiation ceremony" in August 1992. She was lured to an abandoned winery, stripped, handcuffed, raped and strangled. Marieti, who said Katsoulas sexually assaulted her during her initiation, was used as bait to trap the girl and waited in a car during the murder. Katsoulas and Dimitrokalis kidnapped hotel maid Garufalia Giourga, 30, at a bus stop, raped and tortured her in their car before crushing her skull. Former cult members told the court Katsoulas convinced them he was the vehicle for ancient demons by performing miracles such as producing a snowball in his hand in mid-July (no doubt by slight of hand). He raped one of my daughters and assulted the other saying the demon demanded it," Evangelia Riga, the mother of two former cult members told Riga. Convicts serving life terms can request to be released after serving at least 20 years. The death penalty was abolished in Greece in 1993. (Reuters)
1995 United Kingdom 20-year-old David McCallum stabbed a 15-year-old boy 11 times after they and two others used a Ouija board to "talk to Satan". McCallum, who professed to be a Satanist, believed that he was speaking to Satan himself at the time, "If you are Satan, what is it you want me to do?" he asked. Apparently the answer was to comitt homocide. McCallum was placed in an institution for the criminally insane. Another British occultist, Aleister Crowley also used a Ouija board to talk to "preternatural beings" too...and was probably just as psychotic. (BBC News)
1995 Tsitsikamma, South Africa Satanists Frans du Toit, and Theuns Kruger, known as "the ripper rapists" are arrested and charged with multiple crimes. A psychiatrist who evaluated Kruger at the Elizabeth Donkin Hospital in Port Elizabeth testified that Kruger suffered from a very low self image (as do practically anyone into the occult) and seemed to be easily influenced. Du Toit said he had been introduced to Satanism after an affair with a "Satanic witch". He in turn introduced Krueger to Satanism and demons. Du Toit claimed that during a ritual in 1985, conducted by the witch he'd met in Adelaide, a demon had taken possession of him. This demon, which du Toit called Incubus, supposedly spoke to him "inside his head", and would sometimes give him orders to have "violent sex", according to his testimony in Die Burger of June 20, 1995. The demon, according to du Toit, made him "attractive to women"; despite this, however, his victim was so repulsed by him that she pushed her hands against the car's ceiling so as not to touch him. Judge Jansen found Frans du Toit and Theuns Kruger guilty on all charges - abduction, indecent assault and rape in relation to the attack on a pregnant woman, and abduction, indecent assault, rape, attempted murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances. (Reuters)
1995 Bellaire, Ohio In September Nathan Brooks killed his mother with an ax and decapitated his father with a hacksaw after shooting him to death. Nate chopped off his father's head in the family home in and planned to use it in a Satanic ritual. When arrested, he confessed to the sacrifices. Investigators also found books about satanism and the occult and a biography Jeffrey Dahmer. He also had an altar in an old abandoned house that mysteriously burnt down after he was arrested. There he had a list of 16 people he was going to kill. He planned evicerating them, then burning there skin off. Days before the murders he allegedly told a friend, "Just wait until I'm famous." In court he pleaded innocent by reason of insanity. He will probably spend the rest of his life locked up, regardless.(AP)
1994 Paris, France On Nov. 15,French Police arrest 22 y.o. Pazuzu worshiper Nicolas Claux on suspicion of the murder of Thierry Bissonnier, 34. Upon investigation, the Brigade Criminelle discovered the inside Claux's apartment was littered with human bones, blood bags (used for drinking) in his refrigerator as well as slasher films, S and M porn, and occult books. Claux admitted to cannibalism and grave robbing, as well as a life long facination with the occult. Claux told police he was emotionally withdrawn as a child, having no friends. "This is the time when I also developed a fascination for death and the occult.", said Claux," I would spend hours reading books on vampires and werewolves. A photo of the statue of the Sumerian demon Pazuzu especially fascinated me. I found it in a book my parents had bought in England. For me, it symbolized something extremely ancient and powerful -- something that I respected. A few years later, I saw the same statue used in the movie The Exorcist, and my interest in the occult grew stronger." As he grew older, Claux claims he also became obsessed with death, and later graveyards. This lead to descrating graves, mutilating corpses, necrophillia, cannibalism, (at least according to Claux's websote)and his graduation into a homosexual killer. He did kill and rob someone he met on a gay Bulletin Board, and that much is certain. After serving just seven years and four months of a 12-year sentence, Nicolas Claux was released from prison on March 22, 2002. Some critics of Claux, however, have noted there was no mention of any of the bizarre things at the time of his trial in the French press, and that the stories of corpse mutilations and such are simply exaggerations of an active imagination. Really? A Satanist exaggerate just because they're craving for attention? Who would think such a thing?(Reuters)
1994 West Memphis, Arkansas, - Jessie Misskelly, Jr. is convicted and sentenced to life plus forty years in prison for the mutilation-murders of three eight-year old boys at West Memphis, Arkansas, the previous year. A month later, accomplices Damien Wayne Echols ( who had a history of mental illness and hospitilizations for it) and Charles Baldwin are likewise convicted, with Echols sentenced to death and Baldwin sentenced to life without parole. Echols enjoyed playing the role of the neighborhood boogeyman and usually dressed in black and displayed sharpened fingernails. After his arrest, he was described in the press as a Satanist. But Echols insisted several times he was a Wiccan. Born Michael Wayne Hutchison, he later changed his name to Damien in his teens after being adopted by the Echols family. Echols briefly joined a local Roman Catholic church, however this was apparently done to in order to steal the eucharist for occultic ceremonies.
Prosecutors describe the triple murder as a ritual slaying. Echols seemed to combine Wicca and Satanism in his belief system, which certainly isn't unheard of umong teen solitary Wiccans. A notebook of Echols contained the "upright" pentagram of Wicca surrounded by upside down crosses. Probably the most incredible claim made by a witness for the prosecution was that Echols and his girlfriend had planned to have a baby and offer it as a human sacrifice. (USA Today, March 21, 1994)

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1994 Birmingham, Alabama - Self-described Satanist Carey Grayson, 19, and three younger defendants are charged with the murder of a female hitchhiker they picked up in Birmingham, Alabama. Police say the victim was mutilated "in an apparent ritual that involved cannabilism". They are currently waiting on death row. (USA Today, April 28, 1994) (AP)
1994 Mechanicsburg,PA Satanist and fortuneteller Timothy Ray Sweger, 23 lured the three teenage girls (ages 17, 15, & 13)into his home with the inncoent promise of telling their fortunes by merely "touching their hands". The oldest girl fled as he began to pretend to tell her fortune, apparently realizing something was very wrong. When the other two tried to leave Sweger told them he would "rip their heads off" if they tried. He then raped the youngest girl, aged 13 right in front of the other girl. Perhaps his fellow inmates will enjoy having their fortunes told as he touches their hands. (Mechaniscburg News-Record- Sunday 7-24-94)
1994 Quebec, Canada In October Tony Dutoit, a member of the Rosicrucian order called the "Order of The Solar Temple", sacrificed his infant son (Emmanuel Dutoit), aged just three months. The ritual murder took place at the group's center in Morin Heights, Quebec. The baby had been stabbed repeatedly with a wooden stake. It's believed Dutoit thought the child would prevent Christ from returning to earth in the form of a sun god. This murder seemed to be a warm up killing for a mass suicide by the cult 3 years later. The Order of The Solar Temple was an occult group that drew inspiration from Crowley, Freemasonry, Rosicrucians, the Golden Dawn, and Templars (Reuters)
1994 Tunis, Estonia On 1-25-94 respected poet Hando Runnel was stabbed to death as a human sacrifice by a Satanic cult. This group of four young males between the age of 17 and 20, were also involved with the case of necrophillia with a woman's corpse. One of the Satanits explained this sick act as “the baptism by Satan” (Reuters)
1993 Oslo, Norway Odinist Varg Vikernes a.k.a, "Count Grishnáckh" was arrested for the burning of several Norwegian churches described as being "of great cultural importance". Vikernes was said to be a deeply anti-Christian & anti-Semite Black Metal musician who believes in Old Norse gods like Odin and Thor, and a Neo-Nazi looking back to a (non-existant) "golden age" in the Viking Era, hoping to restore it in the future. Police decided they didn't have enough evidence to go to trial, and he was released. Only days later he was arrested again, this time for one of the most brutal murders ever committed in Norway. The court did not buy his story that he had to stab the poor guy scores of times in self-defense, and he was convicted to twenty-one years in prison. His motive for committing the murder remains unclear; some think that he simply loved to see his face in the papers. He laughed when the judge sentenced him to 21 years. Even though non-racist Odinists say the Neo-Nazi odinists are rare...I kinda doubt it.. (Reuters)
1993 Moscow, Russia Three Russian monks, Bro. Ferafont, Bro. Trofim, and Bro. Vasilij, are martyrs for Christ after they were stabbed to death by a Satanist In Optina Pustina, one of the most famous monasteries in Russia, during Easter time. "666" had been carved into each of the victims. After the arrest the Satanist declared: "There is a war going on between God and Satan; the monks are the soldiers of God and especially hostile towards Satan. Therefore I killed them." The Russian Ministry of the Interior claims there are about 30 organized Satanic groups in Moscow with estimated 2,000 members.(Reuters)
1993 Tampa, FL Assistant State's Attorney Stuart Baggish shuts down production of a Satanic “comic book” called Boiled Angel, published by Tampa underground comic artist and Satanist, Michael Diana. Diana and his girlfriend “Suzie Morbid” became local minor celebrities in the Tampa alternative scene that radiated from Ybor City. Diana was subsequently charged with several counts of obscenity and fought a long legal battle with the aid of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, which was eventually lost. The magazine is just a series of Xeroxed papers, stapled together which even Diana describes as "Satanic filth". The artwork is rather crude, and talent wise, looks like it was drawn by that kid you knew in Junoir High who always drew pictures of trucks. The artwork is a disturbing collection of cartoons, depicting, rape, incest, necrophillia, and usually just plain blasphemous stuff. One picture depicting a woman dressed in S and M attire climbs on to a nude, crucified, Jesus, and the caption reads “It’s OK., we’re married”. Another picture shows a little girl with the caption “F*** her, and kill her!” There also various newspaper clippings about Satanic slayings, serial killings, pictures of surgical instruments, as well as numerous pictures of goat’s heads, upside down crosses, and prayers to Satan. The magazine bears a striking resemblance to another Xeroxed collection of Satanic filth called Onslaught! That was put out by the neo-Nazi Luciferian Light Group, also based in Tampa. Diana had a few other brushes with the law, including a incident involving trying to pass a counterfeit $20 at a local nightclub a few years later (AP)
1993 Brownsville, TX Dora Cisneros, a Brownsville mother, was convicted in federal court for the 1993 murder-for-hire of her daughter's ex-boyfriend, Joey Fischer. She went through a folk healer to hire the men who killed Fischer for breaking her daughter's heart. According to testimony, the folk healer had done a tarot card reading and determined that Cisneros' daughter would not end up with Fischer, spurring Cisneros to have him killed. (AP)
1993 Syracuse, NY Domonick Tucci was arrested and charged for the murder of Ann Resnki, aged 40. Resnki was first strangled to death, and then her corpse stabbed several times. Tucci left a pair of knives and a pair of scissors in the victim in such a way as to make police think the victim was slain in a ritual manner. Upon investigation, it was discovered Tucci was involved in the occult, and the victim had been a “human sacrifice”. (AP)
1994 San Jose CA Christian minister turned Satanist Eric Pryor was arrested in his Mountain View home for spousal abuse and assault with a deadly weapon. His wife, Shelly Kolt, divorced him shortly afterwards. Pryor had been a Wiccan with the craft name "Lord Gandolf" prior to being a Christian, and once held a public "cursing ritual" against a Christian evangelist that included several prominent Wiccans, including Z. Bhudapest. Pryor's "conversion" to Christianity is questionable. Pryor still seems to have been practicing both Wicca and Satanism even while he was the "pastor" of Jubilee Christian Center...easily switching and combining the three. Anton LaVey once published an article in the CoS newsletter titled "How To Make A Bundle As An Ex-Satanist", which might be where Pryor got his inspiration. For a while Pryor gave lectures with the usual "Wicca is just a front for Satanism" line given by Warneke and Todd. In 1998 Pryor created "The Serene Foundation" which he described as a combination of "Christianity, Shamanism and Satanism" (but seemed to be entirely the last two) which met in a home once purportedly owned by Elizabeth Montgomery (actually owned by her uncle). Most of his staff seem to be miniskirt clad women, who were usually stoned. Billing itself as a place where teens can kick drugs, one wonders at the effectiveness, considering the fact the group makes its own "wine" with liquid psilocybin, and the use of Mescaline and psychedelic mushrooms by the group as part of "vision quests". In 1998 Pryor was arrested for posession of cocaine, but the charges are dropped over a legal error. (AP)
1992 Salida, California- In July two Satanists are sentenced to die for the 1990 decapitation murders of four cult defectors in Salida, California. Two more defendants are convicted and sentenced to life in January 1993. [Modesto Bee, 1990-93]
1992 Palmyra NY Post-Standard Wed. August 12th 1992 Satanist Chad Campbell (who had spent 18 months in a juvenille detention center), 16, recieved 18 years to life for the murder of a todler and her 15 y.o. babysitter Cynthia Lewis.(8-1-90 on Lughmas, a Neopagan holiday). Campbell's mother claimed that her son had been bullied into going along with the murders by another Satanist, Michael Huthcinson, 18. Hutchinson died a few months after the murder by an aparrent drug overdose. Campbell was 14 at the time of the murders. The mother of the toddler latered sued Cambell's mother for "failing to restrain her child." (Palmyra NY Post-Standard Wed. August 12th 1992)
1992 Milton-Freewater, Oregon Cemetery workers discovered a grave robbery of a human skull. Police suspect the crime is occult related. The skull belonged to a Robert Z. William, who was buried in 1929 in the Bowlus Cemetery. To date the culprits have not been caught. (AP)
1992 Atlanta, Georgia A self-described high priest of a Satanic cult named Mike Earnest was convicted of murder. Ernest performed a Satanic ritual over the female victim. Evidence of Satan worship and evidence of the cult's involvement in church vandalisms was admissible as evidence as to motive for the crime. (AP)
1992, Eastland County, Texas In Sept., Phil Stanley Rogers pleaded guilty to "Indecency with a child, younger than 17 years, committed during the course of a ritual." The occult sex rituals began after the purchase of a Ouija board by Rogers. Items police took as evidence included books covering Satanism and the occult, pentagram symbols, candles, daggers and wands. He recieved 99 years. (AP)
1992 Minneapolis, MN In April, a Satanist woman had her parental rights terminated by a court. By the mother's own admission, her past included "years of sexual and physical abuse, parental neglect, early and long-standing addiction to numerous drugs, serious mental health problems, and involvement in a Satanic cult." The mother also tried to commit suicide, and was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.Her child was taken into custody after two hospitalizations due to overdosing. The mother was involved in four incidents, three involving criminal convictions, which caused harm to children. (AP)
March 1992, Orlando, Florida In Jan., Margie Wright pleaded no contest to three charges of attempted sexual battery and two charges of attempted lewd acts and was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison. Jim Wright was convicted of raping and fondling five children.couple were charged with molesting children in the context of satanic rituals. The parents of three of the victims moved residences and the prosecutor expressed concern because the children had been threatened by the cult not to testify. The children reported that they saw Wright sacrifice a stray dog, slit its throat and stomach and remove some entrails. Sheriff's investigators found the dog's skeleton near the Wright's trailer. The Wright's molested children during their "Magic Show." The victims said he pulled a gun out of a hat and made their underwear disappear. They stated that Jim Wright put a "bad curse" on them and said "devil words." The children described Satanic symbols, chalices filled with blood and a box containing a corpse. They had been told not to tell or their parents would be killed. Maggie Wright testified against her husband while she pleaded no contest [which means "I'm guilty but I don't want to say it"] to reduced charges. (AP)
1992 Parksburg, Washington 18 y.o. Chad Franciscus is convicted for the ritual saacrifice of 16 y.o. Michael Divine of Parksburg. Police found a Satanic altar and books on witchcraft in Fransicus' home. Franscicus told a cellmate he had killed his vitim to "feel the power of his life go into his hands". (9-16-1992 The Intelligencer-The Record)
1991 New York, NY Matias Frias, 21, is arrested for stealing 5 skulls from a cemetery and selling them for use in Palo Mayombe rituals. (AP)
1991 Saginaw, Michigan- Jamie Rodriguez and Augustin Pena were convicted for the murder of 15 year old runaway Stephanie Dubray. Rodriguez had been a Satanist since age 16 when, at 21 he met Dubray, who had a "666" tattoo herself. Rodriguez persuaded his cousins, the Penas, to take the girl in. In mid July 1991 he and Pena decided to sacrifice Dubray. Rodriguez held her while Pena stabbed her to death. Rodriguez cut of a finger to be worn around his neck as a souviner. Dubray's head was skinned, cut off ,and placed in a plastic bag and put in the freezer. Later that day a vistor to the home discovered the frozen head and called the police. At his trial Rodriguez's Satanism was entered by his lawyer as evidence of insanity, but the prosecution countered that a person could chose evil over good without being insane. The jury sided with the prosecution. (AP)
1991 Des Moines IA A 100 year old mausoleum was broken into, and a skull stolen. The skull was later recovered at an abandoned hotel covered with occult symbols and frequented by a Satanic cult known as “The Lost Boys” , name taken after the vampire film (for some reason, several Satanic cults take their name from that film. It was an 80's "Corey & Corey" film for cryin' out loud!) (AP)
1991 Phillidelphia, PA Satanist Jason L. Enders and his friends were convicted of false imprisonment and assault stemming from their participation in a Satanic cult ritual. The victim stated he wanted nothing to do with them but he was forcibly taken to an abandoned barn and tied to stakes in the ground over a pentagram drawn in the dirt. A Satanic ritual was performed over him. He had a leather collar with nails placed around his neck. One of the defendants punctured his neck by pressing on the nails and placed his fingers in the victim's blood and then to his lips. He was released after being warned he'd be killed if he told anyone. Human skulls and occult books were taken from their homes as evidence.(AP)
1991, Bute, Montana In April, Leon Lloyd Whitcher, A 30 yr. old self-described "high priest" of a satanic cult was convicted of raping a 14 yr. old girl. Prior to the assault, he asked her a series of questions about initiation into his satanic cult, whether she wanted "power," and if she'd "obey a high priest." He told her to change into a black robe, lie down, and stare at a pentagram painted on the ceiling before he assaulted her.(Billings Gazette)
1991 Ft Wayne, IN Two enterprising young Satanists got busted for their money making scheme that had zero overhead: a service that delivers stolen corpses for use in occult rituals. An undercover cop posing as a Satanist offered them $400 for a dead body. Adam Barnaba and a 17 y.o. friend were arrested after they tried to steal a corpse from a mortuary. The pair advertised their services by word of mouth...maybe the Yellow Pages would have been better. (AP)
1990 Ogden, Utah Alan B. Hadfield was convicted of sodomy and sexual abuse after his own children testified against him. Prosecution said that at "least fifteen adults and fifteen children were identified as participants in various unusual sexual activities,including instances of group abuse of children by adults. The activities described by the children involved Satanic ritual, costumes and masks, photography equipment, men dressing in women's clothing, and frequent episodes of playing with and consuming human excrement. Alan Hadfield was released on probation in 1998. (Salt Lake City Messenger)
1990 Waterbury, CT Two 16 y.o. Satanists were arrested for stealing urns with human remains from a mausoleum. The pair admitted the remains were for use in Satanic rituals. A third suspect was sought by police.(AP)
1990 Bradenton FL Satanist Willie J. Hills, 28, was sentenced to an 80-year prison term in a plea bargain over attacks on elderly women that included sexual battery with force, attempted felony murder, armed burglary and two counts of aggravated battery, amony other charges. Hills was accused of beating two women in their 80s until they were unconscious, raping and beating a third elderly woman and fondling and tying up another. Hills flashed a victory sign after he pleaded no contest to the charges. Hills told police and psychologists that he believes in Satan and that he committed the attacks "to gain power." Hills suffers from possible brain damage and hallucinations, & has a history of violent crime (which is the kind of person attracted to Satanism). (Tampa Tribune)
1990 Brentwood, CA Michael Pacewitz had tried joining a local Pentecostal church, but it didn’t work out, because he kept dropping his pants and mooning people during the service. In fact he mooned people anywhere he felt like, which landed him mental institutions from time to time. Failing at Christianity (and also at taking his anti-psychotic medication), he became a Satanist. It seemed to make him even crazier. On 3-4-90, he confessed to police for raping and murdering 3 y.o. Marcelline Ornick, for whom he was babysitting. He told police the devil had commanded him to kill the girl, and he did not regret it. He recieved 26 years to life. (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton)
1990 Berkley, CA Sex magic cult "Ordo Templi Orientis", and seven individual plaintiffs filed a suit in Federal Court against the City of Berkeley, County of Alameda, 10 named officers of BPD, two other individuals and as yet unidentified additional defendants. Their legal lottery suit asked $9.5 million in compensatory damages with additional special damages and remedies. The damages arose from allegations of violation of civil rights, civil conspiracy, false arrest and imprisonment, slander, libel, conversion, assault, battery, malicious prosecution and abuse of process,among other things. The O.T.O. made an appeal for people to donate to their legal fund, citing their failure to win past cases and sue "renegade O.T.O. lodges" due to lack of funds. One would think with all that magical power they would have won their case, but alas, they didn't. They could have bought a lot of dope with that much money. Their demigod, Aleister Crowley, died a penniless drug addict in a flophouse half a century ealier, you know. (skepticfiles.org)
1990 Durango, Mexico Police in Northern Mexico have arrested 14 people accused of belonging to a Satanic cult suspected of carrying out more than 30 human sacrifices. The aurthorities have begun digging up a mass grave containing victims in the Northwestern state of Durango. The cult which allegedly carried out devil worship and ritual killings, was uncovered by police in the small town of Mezquital. The victims were believed to be local farmers killed during ceremonies in which they were hung unpside down and had their throats cut. The crimes seem to have been similiar to those at Metamorors, leading some to think claims by that group that the cult had more locations to not be just mere bragging after all.
1990 Providence, RI Two teens and two adults were arrested for stealing an infant’s corpse from a cemetery. The body was later recovered at an abandoned house used for Satanic rituals. (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton)
1990 Pan Handle Texas On Friday the 13th, 1990 Frankie Garcia was sacrficed to Satan by his "friends" in a barn known locally as the "haunted house".Witnesses said Garcia was forced to kneel as the 223 Cal. rifle barrell was placed in his mouth. Residents were shocked when the killer turned out to be self confessed Satanist Kenneth Glenn Miller. Miller was said to be "an admirer of Charles Manson and Jack the Ripper". Miller was also chareged with the attempted murder of Kenneth Willimas (his high school principle) and Jimmy Britten, an ex's stepfather. Miller was described as having good grades until depression hit him in high school. It was then he began to turn to Satanism and serial killers. (amarillo.com)
1990 Los Angeles CA William Tracy, 51, and his Wife Mary Ellen Tracy, 46, (a.k.a Lady Sabrina Aset) are convicted for prostitution as part of an occult sex cult called "The Church of The Most High Goddess". The couple, prviously Mormons before becoming Neopagans, claimed their sex rituals were derived from Egyptian texts. Mary Ellen claimed she had sex with as many as 2700 men as "High Priestess". Male particpants could have sex with Mary Ellen Tracy for a "sacrifice" of $100. Tracy described the acts as "sin cleansing rituals". The church was founded when William Tracy recieved a revelation in 1984 (apparently to pimp out his wife). Betwen 1986 until their arrest in 1989 some 2700 Johns...er...Neophytes were "initiated".(AP)
1990's South Florida several victims fell prey to a Santeria scam that cost them their lives. The scammer told vicitism that by drinking a certain potion they would be able to find buried treasure. The potion cost several thousand dollars and turned out to actually be a deadly and quick acting poison. The story was profiled on NBC's Unsolved Mysteries. (NBC's Unsolved Mysteries)
1990 NYC - Most Satanists say they don't believe in charity, and perhaps it's actually a good thing. Daniel Rakowitz, self-styled leader of the "Church of 966" (his own peculiar variant of "666") was convicted and sentenced to life in New York City of the murder of Monika Beerle. Cult member Randy Eastherday was also arrested in 1992 and charged with helping Rakowitz dissect and boil Beerle's corpse, after which Rakowitz carried her skull and bones around in a bucket. The soup made from her body was then fed to the homeless who didn't know the soup's disgusting ingridents...which is really why Satanists should leave the whole soup kitchen thing to the Christians. In 2004, Rakowitz was denied parole despite his claims he was no longer a threat to society. At his sanity hearing, the prosecution presented several books the inmate had in posession while in prison...all involving murders and serial killings. Rakowitz tried to obtain copies of Hitler's Mein Kampf and Grey's Anatomy, a discetion manual, but was denied by prison authorities. Rakowitz had a copy of "Mein Kampf" on him during his first interrogation by cops, explaining that his father gave it to him when he turned 13. (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton)
1990 Phoenix Arizona William Schmidt, wanted by police as a suspect in four murderes, two involving his wives is found dead from suicide in a Phoenix motel. Schmidt belonged to an occult group called "The Osirian Order", and wore an amulet with the order's name on one side and a pentagram on the other. In 1987 Schmidt was arrested on a firearms violation. Police discovered Schmidt had ran a hose from his exhaust pipe to the camper on the back of his pickup, creating a gas chamber on wheels. (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton)
1990 San Jose, California The Board of Directors for the Ancient Mystical Order of the Rosy Cross claimed Imperator Gary Stewart bilked the orginization out of $500,000 and hid the money in Spain. Stewart denied the embezzelment charges. In April, 1990 a lawsuit was filed by the AMORC Board and as a result of the allegations, Stewart was kept from returning to AMORC's properties by a restraining order. The case never went to trial, but the Insurance Company of North America's made a motion for intervention on June 3, 1993 alleging insurance fraud against the new AMORC Board of Directors. AMORC settled out of court & on August 10, 1993 dismissed their case against Stewart with prejudice. Even though the Ancient Mystical Order of the Rosy Cross swears their founder H.Spence Lewis could turn lead into gold, Imperator Gary Stewart apparently couldn't.The order derives it's income from the monthly dues it charges it's members for monthly occult lessons, sale of occult books, and related paraphenailia. Original Imperator Leiws was a disciple of Aleister Crowley, the bisexual sex "magicican" who died penniless in a flophouse, so it sounds unlikely anybody was changing lead nto gold now or at any time. Since the Rosicrucians aren't fundamentalist Christians, the scandal got little coverage outside of San Jose. (San Jose Sun)
1989 Arlington, TX Satanist Fred Burke was arrested by police for kidnapping his 7 y.o. daughter, Guinevere. The child was the center of a custody battle, with ex-wife Agnes calling Burke an unfit parent and obseesed with the occult. When Burke failed to appear with his daughter at a custody hearing, police searched his trailer and found tons of occult literature, swords, knives, weapons, and a manual on disceting the human body...along with a large collection of kiddie porn. Burke had shared the trailer with his mother, Coylene Weaver, who called herself a practicing witch. The pair had belonged to a 20 member Satanic cult. Fortunately Guinevere was recovered unharmed two months later when conservation officers stopped a stolen car driven Brad Allen Kovar, with Burke and daughter as passengers. Burke was later tried and convicted for kidnaping.and posession of child pornography. (AP)
1989 U.S.A Nationwide NBC's Unsolved Mysteries airs a program dramatizing the swindling of Josephine Wallace by "spiritual advisors" Marie Wilson and Ann Corricelli of East Peoria, Illinois. The pair were charged with swindling $600,000 from "clients"...and that's just the ones who came forward. Police said they knew of other victims who were too embarrassed to press charges. There were several college-educated professional women in their twenties and thirties among the victims. The viewer response was by far the largest in the history of the program. Calls flooded both the studio and Illinois officials from Canada, Mexico and all 48 contiguous states. Relatively few calls pertained specifically to the Wilson-Corricelli case, however. The majority were from people who had been victimized in similar swindles but before seeing Unsolved Mysteries thought their cases were unique. A subsequent second showing of the program generated almost as much viewer response as the first one did. Wilson and Corricelli are still free and believed to be in Europe, probably still "removing curses". (NBC's Unsolved Mysteries)
1989 Tampa, FL Jonathan Cantero plead guilty to murdering his mother, Patricia Canteroand sentenced to life imprisonment, eligible for parole in 2004. Cantero was described by friends as a “brainy nerd” and was a fan of Dundgeon and Dragons, as well as Satanism. On 9-12-88, Patricia’s other son discovered her dead body at home. Police questioned Cantero, who was attending nursing school at the time. After catching him in a lie about his bandaged hand being the result of broken glass, he confessed and showed police where he buried evidence. One piece was a list of itmes needed for killing his mom. Another item was a weird spell he wrote that read “Lord Satan, thou [sic] I have stricken this woman from the earth, I have slain the womb from which I was born...She is...only a simple serpent on a lower plane.” (Tampa Tribune)
1989 The Bronx, NY Nilda Cartegena, 13 y.o., and Heriberto Marrero, 15, y.o. were both found slain on 6-9-89 as part of a Palo Mayombe or Voodoo type slaying. The children’s dead bodies were found stripped naked, wrapped in plastic bags, and dumped near the Whitestone Bridge. Nearby were found a sacrificed rooster and a coconut. A dead man’s dismembered body had been found a week earlier, also in a garbage bag in the Bronx. The case remains unsolved. Anyone with any information on the killer’s identity should contact the Bronx Police Dept. (AP)
1989, Gibreville, Gabon. Mba Ntem was found guilty and sentenced to death for murder and leading cannibalism rites in the central African country of Gabon. Several members of this Animistic religious Voodoo cult were found guilty of aiding in "cannibalism ceremonies by serving human flesh to worshippers." A victim's mutilated remains were found in another town, and a photo was published of the high priest with a knife in his teeth and a jar containing pieces of a victim's tongue in his manacled hands.. (Reuters)
1989 Metamoros, Mexico A well publicized case of a Santeria type cult that dealt in death. Apologists say the cult was really just a drug cartell, run by a homosexual sado-masochist who used Santeria to justify the killings, but such is not the case. People who dismiss Metamoros are ignoring certain facts, such as drug dealers prefer the Santeria religion, because it's lack of a set of moral commandments allow them to indulge in their lifestyle without fear of spiritual retribution. It also promises power and protection from the police and DEA. Cuban born Adolpho Constanzo started out as a fortune teller in Miami and was introduced into the Santeria cult by his mother, who had a reputation in Miami's Little Havana as a witch. People who got on her bad side would find slaughtered chiken and candles on their doorstep. In 1983 Adolpho left Miami for Mexico City, Mexico for a lucrative job as a male model, in addition to being a fortune teller and sorcerer. Drug dealers hired him for protection spells, and seemed impressed. Eventually, Costanzo muscled his way into a drug cartell as a partner, and eventually had his own cartell. It's actually the other way around from what some apologists think. Collectiing followers along the way (including homosexual lovers), Constanzo and his cult eventually settled on a ranch near Metamorors, Mexico. Like a Mexican version of the Manson Family, Constazo's cult graduated from drug smuggling and sex orgies to human sacrifice. On 5-28-88 rival dealer Hector de la Fuente and a farmer Moises Castillo were shot as a sacxrifice. Later a transvestite was dismembered and the remains dumped on a street corner. Then Jorge Gomez, (for snorting cocaine) in Nov., Eziquel Luna in Feb '89, along with two people who wondered in on the sacrifice. On 2-25-89 cult member Ovidio Hernandez gave his own 14 y.o. nephew as a sacririce. Mexican authorities estimate that perhaps over a hundred men and women were sacrificed from the remains they eventually found.
The death of an American tourist, Mark Kilroy, prompted Mexico to look for the killers...after American authorities put pressure on Mexico because Kilroy had important relatives (an uncle who was a U.S. Customs Agent), that is. Ironically, Costanzo thought Kilroy would be the perfect sacrifice because he had blonde hair and blue eyes...and became the murder victim that got him busted. The big break came when one of the cultists ran a police road block. The man explained to the police the reason he ran it was because he had beilieved he was invisble via magic powers. He wasn't, though. He even dared the police to shoot him, because he thought he was bullet proof. 13 of the cult's members went to prison. Adolpho died during the police raid in 1989. He ordered a follower to execute him, who then did. Exactly what Adolpho practiced is debateable, as it probably wasn't Santeria. Adolpho had appraently graduated from Santeria to Palo Mayombe or Abaqa, a similar Cuban magical system that involves human sacrifice. Years later, former Cameron County Sheriff's Lt. George Gavito remembers thinking that unearthing Mark Kilroy's body from a ranch outside Matamoros, Mexico, would neatly wrap up the UT student's kidnapping and murder. "Before we knew it, we were digging up another one and another one and another one," Mr. Gavito said of his recollections of April 11, 1989. Ultimately, 15 bodies were found at the ranch. "If it wasn't for Mark, these killings would probably be still going on because I don't think anybody would ever have found out that it happened there," he said. Today, there is little evidence on Rancho Santa Elena of what happened 10 years ago. Police destroyed the ceremonial shack shortly after the bodies were found, so weirdos won't make pilgrimages to there like the infamous Spanh Ranch. (Hell Ranch by Clifford L. Linedecker)
1989 Springfield, Oregon Self proclaimed Satanists Jason Wayne Rose and John Ray Jones went on trial for the brutal slayings, of 19 year old Melissa Ann Meyer, and Candace Michelle Roy, 17, both killed as Satanic human sacrifices, without a doubt. Meyers body was found on 6-2-88, semi-nude, stripped of jewelry and her handbag. She had been bludegeoned to death. Candace Roy was found strangled a few days later on June 6th, less than five miles from where Meyer's body was discovered. Police noted similarities in both murders. Rose and Jones were turned into police by their girlfriends. Rose became acquainted with Meyers at school and chose her for sacrifice because she was a virgin. Rose had never made friends easily, he had a history of threatening people and delving into anti-social practices such as the occult and devil worship. When police raided his trailer, they discovered various grimories, rune stones (that Rose later confessed to Police had been used to decide the girl's fate), a home made spellbook, and a videotape of one of the ritual killings, which one of the cops called "a real life human sacrifice". There is no question the murders were occult related.

His defense attorney would tell the press ``It was just a hodgepodge of things he was dabbling in. He dabbled in the occult only to increase his own sense of worth." The defense also said the murders were drug deals gone sour, but the videotape of one of the sacrifices convinced jurors otherwise. Even while awaiting trial, authorities siezed an upside-down pentagram bearing the Satanic symbols of a goat's head and a bloody fingerprint from Rose's Lane County Jail cell, still failing to see the occult got him into this mess. It was unquestionably an occult motivated crime. Jones plead guilty to overwhelming evidence instead of face a jury and recieved life in prison. The occult attracts psychos, make no mistake about it! ( I recieved a letter from a kid claimng he knew Rose, had the real Necronomicon, & was obviously trying to pull my chain. The real Necronomicon... PUH-LEASE! It even had fake clues for me to follow, as though me and the rest of the Scooby Doo gang were going to pile in the Mystery Machine to investigate. LOL! I'm not half as stupid as some of you must think!)
1989 Salem,OR "Psychic Helaer" Placido Palitayan was arrested and prosecuted in Oregon for the illegal practice of medicine...the psychic surgery scam.
1989 Los Angeles, California 25 y.o. Texas drifter and Satanist Richard Rameriez, one of California's most prolific serial killers (Body count: 16) is sentenced to death for numerous counts of murder he commited as the "Night Stalker" killer between 1985 until his capture. Several of the victims during his barbaric crime spree were children that he raped and killed. Rameriez seemed unimpressed and unremorseful by the verdict and vowed Lucifer would avenge him. "You don't understand me.", Rameriez told the courtroom. As this member of the "Satanic alien elite" was led away in handcuffs by the guards, he flashed a pentagram tatoo in his hand and gave a gave a "Hail Satan" for the news cameras. In 1996 the Luciferian Light Group of Tampa Flroida (a Satanic Cult with NeoNazi leanings) gave a glowing report of Rameriez's marriage to some girl with aparrently zero self esteem (and brains to match) in their newsletter Onslaught. The group claimed to have a loose affilation with LaVey's Church of Satan. Ramierez once paid $100 to have a one hour audience with LaVey. LaVey later described Ramierez as "a quiet, polite kid". So much for the Church of Satan keeping out the "nut jobs".
1989 Ontario, Canada A Brantford man who regularly conducted Satanic rituals in his home told police the devil commanded him to rape and kill his own sister. He was convicted of murder. (AP)
1989 Jacksonville, Florida Ryan Tucker, 17, Forrest Joshua Robert, 17, Bryan Tucker, 14 all pleaded to guilty to to numerous felonies related to the bombing of a police car, burglaries to a pair of businesses and the arson of the churches and a high school ROTC building the previous fall and winter. The trio belonged to a Satanic cult. Assistant State Attorney Robert H. Fishback Jr. said Ryan Tucker had a shrine to Satan built in his bedroom and had upsidedown crosses and pentagrams -- both symbols of satanism -- painted on the walls. Fishback called the bedroom "ghastly and appalling." Fishback said Ryan Tucker and the teens pleaded guilty to setting fires or vandalizing the following churches in 1988: Faith United Methodist Church, Bethel Baptist Church, Hunterdale Pentecostal Church and the Southside Church of God. Several charges related to other incidents at churches were dropped as part of the teens' plea agreement, Fishback said. The trio recieved more than a decade in prison for an arson and bombing spree last year that caused $50,000 to $100,000 damage to a half-dozen churches and a school. Where were the moms and dads when all this was going on? (AP)
1989 Camden County, N.J. officers discovered the newly opened grave of an infant in the cemetery. The body was undisturbed, although someone had dug down four feet before apparently being frightened off. Prior to this incident, the cemetery had been vandalized with runic writings and some tombstones turned over. After investigation, the police believed the unknown culprit was a Satanist who wanted to use the corpse in black magic rituals. Ya think??? (AP)

10-03-2012, 03:27 AM
"The Devil made me do it!"

The Occult: It Isn't just for pale skinned portly bookish types, it's also for con artists, sociaopaths, psychos, perverts, and homicidal killers!
Do people into the occult ever commit violent crimes, or is it all just "xtian propaganda"?


1988 Estuaire, Gabon, African President Omar Bongo (yes, that's really his name) met with leaders of the Catholic, Protestant and Moslem communities to discuss possible action against imported beliefs and practices of human sacrifices. This action was taken after an admission by a witchdoctor, purporting to belong to a sect based in neighboring Equitorial Guinea, that he had eaten six humans, including two of his own children, over the past decade. The witchdoctor was a railway worker and his followers had killed another victim, a teacher who was seeking help to solve family problems. (Rueters)

1988 Thurston County, WA Satanist Paul Ingram, former Thurston County chief civil deputy sheriff and 16-year law enforcement officer, was arrested 11-28-88 following allegations of sexual abuse made by his 2 daughters, then about 18 and 22 years old. Ingram waived his right to counsel and made incriminating statements. After six months of further investigation and interrogation, he later pled guilty. Ingram was charged by amended information with six counts of rape in the third degree, three counts per daughter covering July through October 1988. Ingram also confessed to ritually abusing his children in the context of "Satanic ceremony", which his daughters confirmed took place.(AP)

1988 Santa Roca, CA Satanists Charlotte Thrailkill and Daryl Ball, who were part of a "devil club", were caught and sentenced to prison for sexual battery against 6 children involving kiddie porn and Satanic rituals. Ball and Thrailkill both pleaded No Contest [which means "I'm guilty, but I just don't want to say it"] to the charges . Daryl Ball threatened witnesses to keep them from testifying (which isn't something innocent people do, by the way). During the 18 month preliminary hearing, the children testified that they were threatened to keep quiet or the perpetrators kill their mothers. The children also described being molested while being filmed with a banner in the background reading "Super Duper Child Molest Day." They were forced to watch the video of their own molesting afterwards. A plea bargain was struck, reportedly to spare the kids from having to testify further. In Sept. 1998, Satanist Charlotte Thrailkill was declared "a violent sexual molest predator"--the first female to have that distinction in California. I guess Satanists can be #1 at something after all! The same children were questioned by the Army later as part of the Presidio Day Care molestation case, and one girl allegedly identified Aquino as "Uncle Mickey" who molested her. Aquino denied the allegations (and has made a career out of denying it, which he still does even now) and was never tried or convincted, though. (AP)


1988 Kansas City, MO Robert Berdella is arrested and confesses to the torture slaying of six men. Police eventually determined he had killed a total of 23 men. Upon searching his home, police discover hundreds of pictures of his victims in sado-masochistic poses, occult books and a Satanic robe, among other occult related items. Police also found human skulls and bones and a human head buried in Berdella’s yard. Berdella owned an a store that sold unusual and often times occult items called "Bob's Bizarre Bazzar". Police claimed that there wasn't any indication that the crimes were connected to a Satanic ritual or group, although not everyone is convinced of this. Berdella received life in prison where he died of a heart attack in 1992. (AP)


1988 St. Thomas, Virgin Islands St. Clair Daniel was arrested tried and convicted for two human sacrifices. Daniel hacked to death Genevieve Lewis, 53, and Steve Cornish, 29, with a machete on a beach in broad daylight in front of several horrified beach goers. Family and friends told police Daniel had been a practioner of his own brand of island Voodoo and Satanism. At his trial in 1989, Daniel tried to plead not guilty by reason of insanity, but prosecution pointed out Daniel was aware of what he was doing, because he followed an ancient voodoo superstition of dismembering a ritual victim so they could not return as a zombie. He was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. (Rueters)


1988 St. Joseph - Satanists Clifford St. Joseph is convicted in the 1985 murder of an unidentified man, whose mutilations include an inverted pentagram carved in his chest. Despite the victim's injuries, confiscation of ritual paraphernalia, and testimony from another participant in St. Joseph's occult rituals, Ken Lanning describes the case as a "sadistic" murder with no occult overtones. (AP)


1988 Roswell, GA Police raid an abandonned house used by tresspassing Satanists for rituals. The police find, in addition to walls covered with Satanic grafitti, an altar with black candles and a grisly "hand of glory", made from candles attached to severed human fingers. In folklore the "hand of glory" is suppsoed to aid robbers in robbing houses by rendering everyone inside in a hypnotic state when lit. it's unknown if the Stanists in question were planning any robberies to use it in. (AP)


1988 Umatilla County, Oregon Suspected serial killer Stanley M. Bernson planned to break out of prison with the aide of a Satanic cult he belonged to called "The Brotherhood". Deputy Steve Fogelson gave details to the plan, involving a hijacked helicopter, shotguns, automatic weapons and smoke grenades. The Sherriff Dept. said far from being a crackpot plan, the escape plan was feasible and could have worked. Bernson was a suspect in the murder of 30 young women in the Northwest and later recieved life imprisonment for the slayings instead. (AP)


1988 Provo Utah Ed Beeson, Joe Bennet and Louis Ivey were three skinhead Satanists who started a Heavy Metal band called “Rigor Mortis”. The trio met with other skinheads in the boiler room of an abandoned building that was once used by BYU. The skinheads formed their own Satanic coven, and regularly sacrificed animals and took LSD as part of their “magic”. The cult was raided in a drug bust and later were released on bail. Police found the floor of the boiler room smeared in blood and Satanic grafftti on the walls...the kind of motiff that members of the "alien elite" known as Satanists seem to love. Beeson and Bennet skipped bail and drove to Las Vegas. Seven days after the Neopagan holiday Imbolc, they robbed a convenience store, killing clerk Michelle Moore, 21, and wounding a bystander. A police informant lead police to the killers. Bennet was arrested, tried, and sentenced to death. Beeson was sentenced to two life terms, and killed in prison by a fellow inmate in 1990. (AP)


1988 Georgia - Teen Satanist Terry Belcher is convicted for the ritual murder of Theresa Simmons, in Duglasville, Georgia. A month later, co-defendant Robert McIntyre is likewise convicted, and both are sentenced to life. (A female accomplice is jailed for three years.) On the witness stand, Belcher describes animal sacrifices for the court: "We ate their eyeballs and innards and drank their blood. We toasted the devil by drinking the blood." Belcher claimed Satanism gave him power...aparently the power to land in prison with a life setnece, because that's what happened. (AP)


1988 California- Joseph Bradsberry, age 22, is sacrificed by California Satanists as part of an initiation ritual. A 15-year-old cultist confesses his role in the murder, leading to the arrest of several adults who deny responsibility on grounds that they were "stoned" when the murder occurred. They all recieved life sentences anyway. (AP)


1987 Hendrick’s County, IN Residents report to police about a group of black hooded people in the woods near a cemetery. Upon investigation, police found a tree with “666" painted on it, the remains of a fire, black candles, a crude altar and a bag of salt. 15 graves had been robbed in the nearby cemetery from Sept-Oct. Police are able to only arrest one culprit, who had been arrested for having robbed graves 3 years before. (AP)


1987 Orlando, Florida- Satanist Bunny Nicole Dixon was arrested along with Tony Hall, Elizabeth Towne and Daniel Bowen. The four bound and kidnapped Vietnamese inmmagrant Ngoc Van Dang, 25, stole his car and money, tortured him by carving a "Satanic Cross" on his abdomen, and finally shot him to death. Dixon then took off in Dang's car. When police caught Dixon in Salem, Arkansas iside the stolen car, they found knives, ammo, and Bunny's well read copy of LaVey's Satanic Bible. Dixon was well known as a Satanist by her friends. She claimed she got the idea to kidnap and torture Dang from a Ouija board. Dixon claimed to often have sex with the devil and hoped to give birth to the Anti-Christ. Instead she recieved 50 years in prison along with Towne. The other two recieved the death penality. (Orlando Sentinel)


1987 Tacapisi, Peru 14 y.o. Ronald Adolpho Copa, the son of a tribal shaman, was found sacrificed at an Indian ritual cite, along with a black dog. Indian superstiton says such animals travel with people into the afterlife (only in reality they don't). The culprit turned out to be his 14 y.o. friend, Mario Gregorio Coptu. Coptu had been studying under Adolpho’s father Marciano Victor Copa, to be a shaman. Ironically, the sacrifice was carried out using rituals from Victorio’s own spellbooks. (Rueters)


1987 Antioch, CA Wearing men’s clothes, Satanist Kathleen Ann Miller, 25, shot and killed Carol Knox, a well known minister for Unity (an occult church), and wounded her housemate, Dorothy Jo Dunning. A high speed chase in the dead woman’s car began after the police put out an APB. Miller shot herself during the chase, crashing Knox’s car into a parked trailer. A suicide note found in the wreckage said Miller believed she was the reincarnation of Eva Braun, Hitler’s mistress, and mentioned “the Satan-lite [sic] inside of me”. Police said Miller was usually a normal person, but was heavily into the occult, and lost touch with reality from time to time. Miller’s fingerprints linked her to an earlier murder of an elderly woman. (AP)


1987 Minnesota- Tim Erickson and two other teenagers admitted members of yet another "vampire cult" inspired by the 80's Corries movie The Lost Boys. The group confessed to the murder of a 30-yr old drifter and then drank his blood. The group had formed their own coven of sorts. Erickson is sentenced to life in prison. (AP)


1987 Oakland, CA Oakland police recived an anonymous tip about a Satanic cult that was planning to sacrifice a child. Police went to the address that was to take place. Outside, they heard blood curdling screams, and quickly rushed in. Fortunately, the victim turned out to be a cat...well not so fortunate for the cat. Several men and women were involved, accrording to police. Why do Satanists hate cats so much? (Orlando Sentinel)


1987 Los Angeles, CA Joseph Danks, the "Koreantown Slasher" is arrested for five murders, tried, and sentenced to life. In 1990 he strangled an elderly cell mate, later telling guards he saw the opportununity to kill again and took it. When asked about his state of mind at the time of the killing, Danks said, "My transgressions are not outlandish or reprehensible. To me they are justified. The Pagan [creed] I adhere to overwhelms the Christian morality." This is why "Do what thou will" has it's limitations, folks. Ya gotta have them morals for a sane society! (AP)


1987 Jefferson Township, New Jersey- Tom Sullivan stabbed his mother to death with his Boy Scout knife. He then set the house on fire to kill his father and brother (who managed to escape the fire) and cut his own wrists and throat, killing himself. Sullivan was described as an "All American Boy Scout" type kid, until he discovered Satanism during a class writing project on comparitive religion. Tom became facinated with Satanism after hearing other student's papers on it. The transformation was described as "night and day". (AP)


1987 Fairfield, Indiana Satanist John Fryman is convicted in the dismemberment slaying of 21-year old Monica Lemen, whose severed legs are found outside a rural Indiana church. Discovery of a black- painted ritual chamber in Fryman's mobile home, including a gravestone employed as an altar, animal jawbones, satanic figurines and a plastic ram's head, prompted the defendant to admit, "I'm involved with the occult. I think everybody knows that. You don't have a room like that in your trailer if you're not." Indeed. He was sentenced to life in prison. In 1993, Fryman was nearly killed by other inmates for "being a snitch" during a riot at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville that left one guard and nine inmates dead. Fryman later became penpals with a female deathrow inmate, Christa Pike. In Dec. of 2000 Fryman mailed Knox County Assistant District Attorney Bill Crabtree eight psycho love letters of Pike's written between Sept. 11 and Oct. 19, 2000,. In one love letter she wrote, "I like to see blood and brains - fatty tissues and wide open ripped flesh.'' And they say romance is dead! Fryman included a letter to the Prosecutor Crabtree, ''Figure all these things are of more value to you than to me, You see Mr. Prosecutor dude I'm down (in prison) for Satanic Murder. They say that I practice magic still.'' You think after winding up a prison snitch with a life sentence he would learn magic doesn't work! (AP)


1987 Sacramento, California "Psychic Healer" Jose Bugarin was arrested in for cancer quackery, illegal practice of medicine (Psychic surgery). He was sentenced to nine months in prison. (AP)


1987 Carl Junction, Missouri,- Two teenage Satanists bored with sacrificing cats and dogs, beat fellow Satanist and classmate Steven Newberry to death with baseball bats while chanting, "Sacrifice to Satan! Sacrifice to Satan!" After sacrificing a kitten, the two boys decided to Sacrifice Newton (they later revelaed they had been planning it for a while), and started beating him with bats. When Newton asked them "Why me?" as the killed him, they replied "Because it's fun!" Their sacrifice landed them both in prison for murder. Some fun. (AP)


1987 San Fransisco, CA Army Lt. Colonel Michael Aquino is questioned by police concerning an alleged child molestation at the Army's Presidio base. A 3 y.o. girl identified Aquino as the “Mikey” who had sexually abused her and photographed her naked in a black painted room with a cross on the ceiling. Aquino was never formally tried for any crime from the investigation, but the incident continues to haunt him...partly because he kept going on TV talk shows like Oprah and Geraldo to comiserate about it. One cannot help but see the irony that Satanists claim "individual responsibility for one's actions", yet when a grown man cuts his hair in an Eddie Munster widow's peak, plucks his eyebrows, tatooes "666" on his scalp, always dresses like Dracula, and heads a Satanic cult where he claims he talks directly to the Devil, he suddenly seems shocked and hurt when people think he's a weirdo. Prior to this incident, Aquino had appeared in newspaper articles with headlines like "Satanist is Colonel in Army". The army began to recieve hundreds of complaint letters from people who couldn't understand how a Devil worshipper got a high level security clearance and answered only to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It's said Aquino was made to retire sooner than he would have wished as result of all the attention.


1987 Hominy, Oklahoma Maurice Barnes III is convicted for the death of Osage Indian Chief, homosexual, and oil Tycoon Victor Red Eagle. His accomplice, Prentice Crawford, beats the murder rap, but is found guilty of arson. The murder stemmed from a curse Crawford claimed he placed on Barnes. Barnes was told by Crawford the only way to remove the curse was via human sacrifice. Victor Red Eagle had recently angered both men and thus became the choice for human sacrifice. Crawford then tried to burn Red Hawk's mansion down to conceal the real crime. At the trial, each man accused the other of being the one who actually strangled Red Hawk. (AP)


1987 San Fransisco On January 26 around 10 A.M., A 22 y.o. woman is kidnaped and raped by a suspect police call "the Satanic rapist". While walking along the city's Mission District, the woman was forced into a van by a knife weilding white male believed to be in his 30's. She was bound with duct tape with her hands behind her back, gagged with a piece of red cloth, and left prostrate as the assailant drove. The woman was horrified to discover she was next to the corpse of a previous vitim, also a young female, with blond shoulder length hair, who had been stabbed to death. The van was draped in red and covered on the inside with pictures of Satan and may have had a pentgram drawn on the ceiling. After driving for several minutes, the man stopped the van and told her "I'm going to kill you", but proceeded to rape her instead. The victim said he first donned surgical gloves and took off his blue jumpsuit, revealing a "silver necklace with satanic pentagram", (possibly a baphomet?). The rapist had long dirty brown hair and a burn scar extending from his right cheek to his shoulder. Sometime after the assault around 5:00 P.M., she managed to escape and report the crime to the police. The police believed her story and put out an APB. 200 tips about vans came in, but none panned out. The suspect still remains at large. Anyone with any information should contact SFPD. The anonymous tipline is (415) 552-4558. (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton)


1987, Nashville TN An unnamed (because he was a minor) 15 y.o. male Satanist was expelled form school and sentenced to 3 years probation and counseling for stabbing another 15 y.o.. The incident took place on 2-18-87 at Brown County High School. The attacker’s parents were made to pay $1000 for the victim’s expenses. The attacker belonged to the School Satanic gang called “Children of Wrath”, and had stabbed the boy becasue he declined to attend an after school fight. The Children of Wrath gang had bullied students in the school during the previous months, threatening students with notes decorated with pentagrams, and “666". Teachers apparently ignored what was going on, or weren’t paying attention. The attacker also cut himself in the attack, requiring 10 stitches. The remaining Alien elite of the Children of Wrath were all made to sign resignations or be expelled, and thus the Satanic cult came to an end. (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton)


1986 Phoenix, AZ Gary and Terry Magno were arrested in Phoenix, Arizona, and charged with the fraudulent practice of medicine. They posted bail and immediately fled back to the Philippines. In 1991, immigration officials arrested Terry Magno in the Philippines, and deported her back to the United States to stand trial. Mrs. Magno faced 17 counts of fraud and one of conspiracy in connection with the 1986 charges of practicing psychic surgery in Arizona. (Reuters)


1986 Mt. Airy, MD On 10-21-86 five teenage Satanists storm a rural cemetery, topple 60 headstones, and steal an infant’s corpse for use in Hallowe’en rituals later. All were arrested and charged with vandalism. (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton )


1986 Bellfolwer, CA On Hallowe'en night, Ronald Lee Shostrom is arrested for cruelty to animals. The teen sacrificed a cat & hung its carcass on the fence of a classmate he fell out with, as part of a "Satanic curse". However, as Shostrom drove away from the scene, he was spotted by two witnesses who recognized him from school. The police, upon interviewing Shostrom's mother, discovered he was obsessed with the occult and devil worship. The intended curse's victim confirmed this also, adding he and Shostrom had been friends until Shostrom's occult involvement creeped him out. A group of friends confirmed seeing Shostrom with the cat earlier that day and the he said he would sacririce the cat and drink it's blood. His curse failed and he went to jail. (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton )


1986 Jarocin, Poland Two Satanists are arrested for descrating human remains and sacrificing an animal. The Satanists identify themselves as members of "The Worshipers of Satan" cult. Original name, huh? On August 1st, after attending a Rock Music festival, the twenty member cult decided to top off the evening with a Black Mass at a Roman Catholic cemetary. The two accused served as "masters of ceremony". The cult unenterred a casket and used it as an altar. They then captured a stray dog, tortured it to death, and placed it in the casket as part of a "Lammas Day ceremony". PAP news agency did not release the names of the accused. (Reuters)


1986 Orange County, CA Satanist Ronald Shostrom is jailed for vandalizing his ex-girlfriend's appartment with Satanic graffiti, smearing blood on her garage door, and hanging a dead cat on her fence as a Satanic curse. Gee, I wonder why she dumped him, anyway? (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton )


1986 Denver, Colorado- Dana Jones is arrested for the murder of a fellow cult member on Feb. 2nd, the Neopagan holiday of Imbolc. Jones tells police she and her lesbian lover were members of the Argentinum Astrium...a "sex magic" cult founded by Aleister Crowley in 1907, after he got kicked out of the Golden Dawn. Police found an altar, ritual daggers, occult books (most written by Crowley) inside the basement of the house. An autopsy revealed that the victim had injested blood while still alive that was not his own, meaning he had participated in a blood drinking occult ritual. Apparently the ritual took a turn he wasn't expecting. Acquitted on grounds of insanity and confined to a state hospital, Jones escapes in June 1988, with aid from a sympathetic nurse on the staff, and fled to New Mexico. She shortly commited suicide afterwards. (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton )


1986 Montana Satanist Wayne Nance is shot and killed while attempting to sacrifice a couple in their home. Subsequent investigations linked Nance to five other previously unsolved murders dating back to 1974. Nance became involved in Satanism and the occult in his teens. In high school he branded an inverted pentagram in his chest with a heated coathanger. (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton )


1986 San Diego, California Satanists Lori Bartz and Robert Wilkins were both convicted of eight counts of lewd and lacivious acts on children. The couple seemed to always have neighborhood kids at their house at all hours, which made authorities suspcious. Suspicions were confirmed when parents of children molested by the two came forward. Bartz and Wilkins used Satanic imagery in their abuse of children. Sometimes Bartz would gnaw on a plastic ram and use ventriloquism saying "This is the Devil, do what I say". When parents would find out about the abuse, the duo would threaten them with curses and the show of firearms. At the trial the defense tried to plead that "another Salem witch hunt" was taking place. But the overwhelming evidence persuaded the jury otherwise. While there were many bogus claims about "SRA" , this is at least one pair of criminals who used Satanic imagery to frighten their victims, no matter how seriously or not they took Satanism. (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton )


1986 Houston, Texas- Satanic priest Harold Smith and four disciples are jailed following a series of murders. In a well documented case all are convicted and sentenced for the ritual torture-slaying of a young man at a local cemetery. (AP)


1986 Carleton, Michigan 15 y.o. Phillip Gamble killed his 17 y.o. brother Lloyd as a human sacrifice by shooting him in the head with a shotgun. Phillip Gamble later told police he belonged to a 10 member cult of Satanists who all went to school at Airport High School. A police search turned up a well read copy of The Satanic Bible, ritual robes, an altar, swords, knives and various occult items. Chapter 9 of the Satanic Bible titled “On The Choice of Human Sacrifice” lists sibling rivalry criteria for such a "choice". Rather than kill his brother with a ritual curse as the book suggests, Gamble chose the quick way. and just shoot him with a gun (because the ritual curse doesn't work). The case was processed through juvenile court. The murder shocked the community and sent parents into panic mode, looking for anything resembling Satanic jewelry or occult books and the like, understandably. (AP)


1985 Houston, TX On 8-5-85 a Satanic Cult comprised of Harold Glenn Smith, Martin Wayne Tosh, Michael Gene Cravey, Shannon Rivera, and Bridgette Stowe, ages ranging from 16-18, had grown tired of sacrificing animals and decided to move on to bigger game. Smith, known as “The Wizard”, decided to sacrifice Dennis Keith Medler to Satan, because he previously had kicked he and Tosh out of his home. Lured to a secluded area on the ruse of picking psychedelic mushrooms, all took turns slashing his throat. Smith told the victim’s lifeless body, “Hey Keith, it was nothing person, we just wanted to see someone die.”“The Wizard” received life, plus a $10,000 fine. Stowe was not present at the killing, and testified against the others. Cravey received life and was also later charged with the murder of Ronald Monohan. Trimmer pleaded guilty and recieved two concurrent 60 year terms. Tosh plead guilty and received 20 years for his part. Rivera received 15 years, eligible for parole in 2 years, as the jury decided she hadn’t used a deadly weapon in the sacrifice. Police suspect the cult also sacrificed 16 y.o. Wayne Schubert, and a teenage “Jane Doe”, but lack of confessions or enough evidence prevented the cases from being prosecuted. (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton )


1985 San Francisco, CA On 6-15-85 police recovered the body of “John Doe #60" from an auto salvage yard. The man had been tortured and sexually abused over a period of several days before his killers finally cut a gash in his perineal area causing him to slowly bleed to death. A pentagram had been carved into his chest and there was black candle wax present in his hair and right eye socket. The break in the case came from responding to a disturbing the peace call 9 days later. Two patrolmen arrived at the residence of Clifford St. Joseph in the middle of a homosexual S & M Satanic ritual with 3 friends. Clifford St. Joseph had no apparent connection to the Church of Satan, but did have connections to the O.T.O., (which had an 11th homosexual degree). Rather than a nude female altar, a 19 y.o. male was bound and stripped naked inside a circle of black candles on the floor & being whipped and assaulted, and fortunately the cops arrival prevented him from being John Doe #61. Paramedics rushed him to a rape center where he later recounted Clifford had met him at a gay bar, later drugged him and held him prisoner, where he was repeatedly assaulted by he and Maurice Bork, and other Satanists who dropped by for the event. The participants were all dressed in black robes, a human skull with a black candle adorned the mantel, and The Satanic Bible was being used in the proceedings. Bork later jumped bail, but was recaptured after an armed robbery in 1987. Bork admitted to participating in the killing of John Doe #60 during a Satanic Ritual, in which the victim’s blood was collected in a gold chalice and drunk as a toast to Satan. Clifford St. Joseph was convicted of first degree murder and received 25 years to life. The other unidentified participants were never caught, and still remain at large. Anyone with any information should contact the SFPD. (AP)

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1985 Provo UT A teenage Satanist described his coven's rituals to police, claiming they caught cats because "they're all over the place". He then said they would slit the throats so everyone could drink the blood. He described his first time: "It was salty and kind of scary, but I went for it anyway. You kinda don't think about anything else". Well, he didn't think about anything else, anyway. (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton )


1985 Lynchburg, VA Steel executive Derek Haysom, 72 y.o., and his wife Nancy, 53 y.o., were found slain in their home. Police determined robbery was not the motive, and there was Satanic grafitti at the crime scene, including a red triangle painted on the wall in the victim's blood, and "666" carved on the wooden floor. Police later find letters by the Haysom's daughter, Elizabeth Roxanne Haysom, 22y.o., which implicate her in the crime. Elizabeth had fled to the U.K. and was living under an assumed name. She was arrested in London on check forgery, and extradicted to the U.S. She was later convicted in a Virgina court for the double homocide and recieved 90 years. Friends of the family described Elizabeth as headstrong, eccentric, and facinated by the occult. Her boyfriend, Jens Soering, a West German national, was believed to have also participated in the crime. He had also been arrested in London with Elizabeth for check forgery, but the West German government would not allow Soering to be extradicted to any country where he might recieve the death penality. (Reuters)


1985 Cypress, CA Six young Satanists break into a mortuary and steal the ashes of a man and woman. Security guards caught the thieves on the roof before they could get away, and they got arrested. (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton )


1985 Ft. Meade, Florida A man was arrested after police recieved complaint that he had been having sex with chickens in his front yard wearing only a diaper. Police confirmed the report, and found the diaper clad man, known as a local pothead, along with several dead chickens in his front yard. Inside they discovered a church altar and several other items that had been reported stolen from local churches, along with occult books and items. The man admitted to police that he was a Satanist and had stolen the items for use in occult rituals. Friends of the man say they were utterly shocked by his behavior. (Friends of the accused)


1985 St. Clair County, Michigan A coven of 4 teenage Satanists aged 12 to 14 were arrested by police for torturing and mutilating animals in an old barn that was the cite of their rituals. 8 cats, a dog, a fox, and a squirrell were among the victims. A 12 y.o. member confirms the animals were "sacrifices to Satan". According to a father of one of the juveniles, about 2 years prior, a 21 y.o. man got the kids involved in devil worship. And parents allowed their kids to hang out with a 21 y.o. man because....? (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton )


1985 Calaveras, County, CA Leonard Lake is arrested for shoplifting and commits suicide while in custody via cyanide capsule. Police search his rural home and discover skeletal remains of 25 victims, along with tapes of the rapings and slayings commited with his partner in crime, Chales Ng. Upon questioning, Lake's ex-wife reveals Lake had often bragged about membership in a "coven of witches" that met in San Fransisco. Former neighbors also recalled Lake claiming to belong to a "death cult" that practiced ritual sacrifice...but no one bothered to take him seriously. Ng stood trial on 12 counts of murder in 1998, after a long extradition battle with Canada. He was convicted of 11 murders, those of six men, three women and two baby boys, and was sentenced to death. He is currently on death row at San Quentin State Prison.(AP)


1985 Las Vegas, NV Two members of the alien elite strike at Sin City resident Jim Hill's home. In October, two vandals sacrificed one of his cats, and shaved another and set it on fire. A pentagram was burned onto the lawn and the word "Satin" painted on the driveway. "Satin"? I doubt references to comfy fabric made poor Mr. Hill feel any better. (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton )


1984, Newport Long Island, NY Teenage Satanists Richard Kasso and James Troiano are arrested for the ritual slaying of a fellow "stoner.", Gary Lauwers. All involved, including the victim, were avide reader's of Anton LaVey's Satanic Bible. It was the only book Kasso owned in fact. Kasso and Troiano were not the typical kids next door. Troiano had been arrested a few weeks before on a burglary charge. Kasso had been arrested previously for robbing a grave to use the skull and hand in a ritual. Both were drug dealers who lived on the streets. The Satanists allegedly once made a "pilgrimage" to the infamous Amytiville house while unoccupied, constructing an altar in the front yard and doing a ceremony. The media wrongly claimed the teens belonged to a cult of Satanists called "The Knights of the Black Circle", but the Black Circle was apparently another group of drug addicted deliquents. Swell town, Newport. Gary Lauwers owed Kasso $50 for drugs, and apparently this is why he was chosen for sacrifice. Jimmy Troiano admitted in court that he kicked Gary Lauwers in the side breaking his ribs, and held him in a head lock while Ricky "Acid King" Kasso repeatedly stabbed him in the back. As he was being murdered, Lauwers was told repeatedly "Say you love Satan!" until he finally did , as Ozzy Osbourne's Bark At The Moon played in the background on tape. Kasso hung himself in jail awaiting trial 2 days later; Troiano is acquitted in 1985 after a key prosecution witness, Albert Quinones (who was also present and helped bury the body, but granted immunity for his testimony) admitted he had used drugs too, on the night of the crime. Troiano litterally gets away with murder, despite his own confession on the witness stand that he held Lauwers as Kasso stabed him. Hopefully, he turned his life around.

Kasso and Troiano had a teacher. Known as "Pat Pagan", he was an alcoholic Vietnam vet in his late 30s who lived on a disabilty pension (he was "shell shocked"). Pagan claimed he had been part of a coven in Vietnam, and wore a Pentagram necklace that all the members wore. The other 12 members had allegedly been killed in Vietnam. Pagan apparently combined Wicca, Voodoo, Satanism, and anything else in his brand of witchcraft. Pat Pagan had an altar in his house, told practically everyone he met about his occult interests, and could often be seen talking to Newport's teens. Pagan befriended Kasso and Toirano and the trio participated in occult rituals at Pagan's crash pad, which was said to have been packed with occult items he had collected over the years. Kasso was wearing Pagan's Pentagram necklace around his neck when he sacrificed Lawuyers. Kasso lost the necklace in the struggle, and it was found by the police with the Gary Lauwers decomposing body 2 weeks later. After the murder of Lauwers, the police questioned Pat Pagan, who denied any involvement or knowledge of the slaying whatsoever. The police bought his story and let him go. However Pagan comitted suicide a few days later by standing in front of a train. All this suggests he was probably more involved in the sacrifice than he admitted. (Say You Love Satan by David St. Clair)


1984 Las Vegas, NV While Satanist Deron Knepp was talking on the telephone, friend and fellow Satanist Sage Taylor Francis went “boxcutter” on him, cutting his throat and cutting out his tongue. Just before that, the two boys had been freebasing and chatting about Satanism. Taylor had planned to go to San Francisco to visit “the head Devil”, LaVey himself. Taylor had planned to use the money and drugs from Knepp’s sacrifice to finance the pilgrimage. However, he played too much in the victim’s blood, and was picked up covered in it by police as a result, as he tried to thumb a ride out of town. Knepp somehow survived the assault, and Taylor later confessed to the crime. He got 15 years in the juvie “Ricon” program. His lawyer claimed he was “born again” in prison, which seems to happen to a lot of criminal Satanists upon arrest. Some of you Satanists might just want to become born again and skip the crime and imprisonment part of the whole thing. (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton )


1984 Nevada Carl and Colleen Gordon were murdered execution style in their home as part of a Satanic “get rich quick” scheme. Their grandson, 19 y.o. Satanist Dale Flanagan, decided that the quickest way to get his inheritance was to murder his two grandparents that had always doted on him. Ironically, the Gordon’s never made out a will, unbeknownst to Flanagan at the time. Flanagan and 5 other friends, Randy Moore, 18, Roy McDowell, 18, Tomas Akers, 18, Johnny Luckett, 17, and Michael Walsh, 17, who had formed a Satanic coven, decide to kill the Gordon’s and make it look like a break-in. But they didn’t do such a hot job, which lead to their arrests. Flanagan later told ploce he was a “black magician” and that it wasn’t the highest level of Satanism, but one of the higher ranks. At the trial his ex-girlfriend told jurors that at the time of the murders, “Obviously they were into it to the point they had no moral values left”. Aker’s pled guilty to manslaughter and received 5 years probation in exchange for testifying against the others. Flanagan and Moore received the death penalty. Walsh received 4 life terms. Luckett received life w.o. parole. McDowell received life eligible for parole in 2035. Flanagan told reporters while being transported to death row he knew of other covens and other human sacrifices, but later declined to give out details under advice of his attorney. Flanagan’s path to ruin began when he and Moore heard a lecture about Satanism by a Satanist at a university in 1980 (ah, the benefits of higher education!). The pair began to get involved in the occult from that point on.

Due to errors, the first two death penalty verdicts for Flanagan and Moore were ultimately vacated by the state Supreme Court. But Flanagan and Moore were sentenced to death a third time by a new jury in 1995. That sentence was upheld by the Supreme Court a year later. The first death sentence for both Flanagan and Moore was reversed by the Supreme Court due to misconduct by Dan Seaton, one of the prosecutors. The second death sentence was ultimately overturned because of "improper references to Satan worship by the men". The second sentence was originally upheld in Nevada, but the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the state court to reconsider. The Nevada Supreme Court then ruled that the "Satan worship information was unrelated to the crime and should not have been considered at the penalty hearing". Owens told a Nevada court in 2007 that if it orders another penalty hearing, Flanagan was given the death sentence by a fourth jury. Satanism is a brutal religion which teaches selfishness. "Death to the weakling, wealth to the strong". Sure sounds like it had seomthing to do with the killings. (AP, Las Vegas Review-Journal )


1984 Miami, FL Cuban immigrant Frank Escalona Francisco had a criminal record, including shooting someone in a road rage incident in 1969 when he opened an unlicensed daycare in ‘84. In 1981 he sexually assaulted a 9 y.o. girl, and got off with a slap on the wrist with 2 years probabtion. His wife was an illegal alien, Illiana Fuster. They were married when she was 16, in 1983 and reportedly could pass for 12 or 13. Children left at the daycare began to act strange when at home. Parents noticed rashes, nightmares, and sexual behavior in their kids. One kid told his mother that Illiana kissed all the babies privates. The parents began to compare notes, and discovered all the children at the daycare were showing signs of abuse. The police were called in, and in questioning the children revealed Frank and Iliana sexually assaulted them, and wore Frankestein and Dracula masks to frighten them and made to watch horror movies. They were also threatened with knives not to tell. The children were sometimes made to have sex with other children. The pair sacrificed birds over their kitchen sink while chanting to Satan and “the god of ghosts”. Bird sacrifice is used in Hispanic sorcery, particularly Mexican Brujaria, and "La Santisma Muerte", the spirit of death, is worshiped like a god. Frank and Illiana had also videotaped the events, but police bungled the investigation, & Frank managed to remove the tapes before they searched the house...even with neighbors phoning the police warning them Frank was moving several boxes of stuff out of the house.
Frank called in a Santeria priest to cast a spell of protection in the house, but it didn’t work.

But some evidence did remain, including incriminating kiddie porn. One picture showed a child lifting Illiana’s dress to reveal her fecal soiled underpants. Another picture showed Frank and Illiana in Frankenstien and Dracula masks, even though they had gotten rid of the masks before police searched the house. Illiana turned state’s evidence on Frank, and sealed his fate. At trial she described how Frank and sexually abused the children and forced her to do likewise. He would sometimes rape and beat her in front of the children, and frighten the children with halloween masks and psychotic games such as chasing them around the house with a knife. When he was really angry, he would smear feces on her, violate her with a crucifix, and threaten to violate her with a power drill. She also confirmed the bird scarifices and Frank's involvement in Santeria. Frank got 6 life sentences and will never live to harm a child again. While in prison he tried to put a hit out on Illiana, offering video kiddie porn for payment. Illiana received 10 years + 10 years probation. Even though some of the stories of “Satanic child daycare abuse” are bunk, this one was definitely not.(Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton )


1984 Granbury, TX Narcotics officers got more than they bargained for when they siezed eight jars along with two infant skeletons from Satanist Timothy Newsome. Newsome told police he stole the items from a cult of Satanist bikers in Lake County, Indiana. Indiana Police found the Biker's club house and questioned them. The bikers of course denied the items were theirs, and were not arrested. (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton )


1984 San Fransiscco CA Police were called when Howard Anton Levey, a.k.a, Anton Szandor LaVey, founder of the Church of Satan and author of the Satanic Bible, strangled his common law Wife Diane (nee Hegarty) into unconsciousness. Daughter Karla LaVey pulled her poor stepmom outside to save her life . Diane would later sue LaVey for half his property, and claim LaVey had physically abused her throughout their 26 year relationship. LaVey also had other incidents with the law. Daughter Zeena claims LaVey was the passive witness to the molestation of his own grandson, Stanton, in 1986 by one of LaVey's friends who was later convicted of sex crimes with minors, although LaVey was not charged with any wrong doing. Zeena herself was impregnated at age 14 by a Church of Satan member purported in his 30's. LaVey's was once arrested due to his lion's (named Togare) unruly behavior and LaVey was ordered to donate it to the San Francisco Zoo. The animal had been mistreated by LaVey (he used an eletric cattle prod on him) and Togare had to recieve special treatment the remainder of his life. Defector P.E.I. Bonewitz claimed LaVey blackmailed some of the members of Church of Satan to supplement his income. (LaVey family members)

Though never charged formally, LaVey was said to have pimped out female followers and beat them when they didn't bring back enough money as part of his "Satanic sex therapy" scam. He also claimed in the 1960's he presided over a "cannibal feast" of a human leg procured from a hospital, which would have certainly landed the diners in jail had they got caught. Many of the members of the Church of Satan in the 1960's were members of Law Enforcment (ah, those California cops!), which is presumed by many why LaVey avoided legal entanglements most of the time. LaVey was on the right side of the law in one incident, when in 1979 he reported to the F.B.I. that someone had written the Church of Satan to make a contract killing on a U.S. Senator. During the interview with the FBI, LaVey told them he had become "disillusioned with Satanism" at the time, but apparently went back into his rut later on. LaVey filed for bankruptcy in 1992, and died from pulomnary edema in 1997. (LaVey family members, Real Magic by P.E.I. Bonewitz, (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton, The Crystral Tablet of Set, Michael Aquino)


1984 Sanford, Maine 12 year old Gycelle Cote is found murdered in the Mousam River. Rumors had spread throughout the small town a few months earlier that a Satanic cult was going to carry out a human sacrifice on Halloween. After several people recieve threatening letters signed "The Cult", police arrest several youths, and people dismss the whole things as a prank. Eyewitnesses placed Scott Waterhouse with the girl the day of the murder. When questioned by the cops, Waterhouse, a juvenille deliquent with a history of medical problems, at first denied killing the girl but then babbled on and on about Satanism. His involvement in Satanism dated back to 1983 after reading Lavey's Satanic Bible. He said after that he began to question why God allows bad things happen and enjoied the idea of Satanism's "whatever floats your boat" philosophy. Upon investigation Police discovered evidence linking him to the murder, and other threatening letters Waterhouse was writing that were similar to the ones from Halloween. He was convicted and given life in prison with no chance of parole. Now he'll have a lot of time to wonder why Satan allows bad things to happen. (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton )


1984 Ontario, Canada In April Mr and Mrs Aurthur Irwin and their daughter Kelly were slain in their home by an unidentifed 14 y.o. Satanist. The killer later took friends for a tour of the crime scene, and later went out for fast food and shopping & to get his ears pierced. Due to Canadian law concering minors and mental illness, the killer was released in 1988 when he became 18, much to the angst of an outraged Candaian public. (Reuters)


1983 Dusseldorf, Germany Sylvia Brakel is sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Spanish immigrant Jose Luis Mateo Fernadez. Fernandez had been killed with a single blow to the heart with a knife, and the murder had been staged to look like a suicide. However, upon searching the squalid 2 room apartment, cops found a woman’s diary belonging to Brakel. The first page read “Whoever reads this will be damned for all eternity”. The cops read further and found the owner was obsessed with Satanism and witchcraft. The entry for Walpurgisnacht, (April 31st ) 1982 read “Lucifer. Price of Darkness, give me a sign” and contained a promise to giver herself wholly to the Devil. Brakel had a suspended sentence from 1981, involving a stabbing with her lover. Fernandez and Brakel had an “open reationship”, with Brakel and Fernandez sharing their bed with many other women. Brakel and Fernandez belonged to a local Satanic cult, with Brakel serving as the nude altar, just like in the Satanic Bible. The other members of the cult told police Brakel had killed Fernandez in an argument, oddly enough, about infidelity. (Reuters)


1983 Las Vegas , NV Satanist Philp Galimas was arrested for the murder of his girlfriend, Cynthia McQueen. Concerned when Cynthia McQueen missed work, a friend phoned her apartment. McQueen’s 3 y.o. daughter answered the phone, and said “Mommy’s broken. She has a big owwie”. The woman rushed over to find the child unattended, and McQueen’s decapitated corpse lying in bed, her head on the floor a few feet away. Phillip Galimas, her abusive boyfriend, was arrested as the killer. Galimas had numerous run-ins with the law, and spent a few months in a mental asylum. Galimas bragged to a facility psychiatrists that he was big and bad, and cited his involvement with Satanism and witchcraft as the proof. He was sentenced to life in prison, but eligible for parole in 2004. (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton )


1982 NOV Los Angeles, CA The Church of Naturalism seemed like your typical run of the mill New Age cult. Church officials claimed nothing was going on except “spiritual rebirth”. The group’s philosophy was detailed in the 1976 book “Mind Styles, Life Styles” by Nathaniel Lande. Defectors from the group, however, asserted charges of mind control. Neighbors said what was going on was a really front for drugs. The police discovered the god of the cult was money, and the cult wasn’t above murder. The group started ironically enough in 1965 as a way for Hippies to kick LSD (called “The LSD Rescue Group”) and seemed to be a sort of weird psychotherapy cult, not unlike Scientology or est. Starting in Chicago, it moved to the land where anyone can start a wacky cult and make piles and piles of money, Los Angeles, in 1971. The founder of the group, George Peters, was no Boy Scout. Peters had been involved in the CIA’s MK ULTRA LSD and sensory deprivation mind control experiments in the early 60's. Apparently Peters decided at some point the CIA shouldn’t have all the fun with brainwashing people, and started his own cult using what he’d learned. Spiritual rebirth didn’t come cheap at the church, which required members to surrender 4/5 of their income. Some of the unorthodox methods of “therapy” included everyone, male and female, getting naked in a hot tub and massaging each other. In another technique called “Death Judgement Experience” the participant was required to live for 40 days inside a black box to recall their past lives. I imagine the former method of therapy was more popular than the latter. Despite the steep price, membership swelled and by 1979 the group had moved its HQ from North Wilton Place to a 6 acre estate Woodstock Road in Laurel Canyon at $4,500/month (which was expensive back then). Police got reports from the neighbors that they thought the compound was some kind of “drug factory”, because they saw seedy characters going in and out at all hours of the night, and there was a lot of security there. In 1981 police got an anonymous tip that a drug deal was going down at the church compound. Police raided the church and netted 2 ounces of cocaine, 66.5 grams of marijuana in a tool box, 3/4 a gram of hashish, and $3,200 in cash. Due to a technicality which the California legal system is famous for, the charges were thrown out in court. Despite that faux pas, the Church of Naturalism had apparently managed to gain enough credibility that a local PBS station agreed to assist the group in making a series of anti-drug programs for broadcasting ...and yet Juan Williams isn’t allowed to say he’s scared of Muslims at the airport. Go figure. Before the first program could be produced, however, tragedy struck. On Nov. 6, 1982, church founder George Peters, 43, and treasurer James Henneberry, 31, were found shot dead outside the church compound. Upon investigation police discovered the word “DRUGS” spray painted inside one of the houses in the compound, and what the murderer was after but didn’t get...$1,300 in cash in jewels inside a safe. There were dents on the safe where the killer had tried to shoot the lock off unsuccessfully. A defector from the cult informed police that he had overheard two church officials talk about the murders of Peters and Henneberry. Cult member George Robert Smith, 32, pleaded guilty to two counts of first degree murder and church secretary had Melinda Gail Faulcon, 25, pleaded guilty to two counts of manslaughter. Smith received life imprisonment w/o possibility of parole while Faulcon received 7 years for her part. (Official Detective Magazine, March 1984)


1982 Sunset, UT On August 26th, 1982, little Rachel Runyan was abducted from a plaground in Sunset, utah. 24 days later her body was found partial submerged in a nearby creek. The killer left a clue to taunt police at a nearby laundrymat that read "BEWARE IM [sic] STILL AT LARGE I KILLED THE LITTLE RUNYAN! GIRL REMBER [sic] BEWARE!!! The message was signed with an upside down cross and the number 666. The killer is still at large. The case was featured on NBC's Unsolved Mysteries (See video below) Anyone with information on the case should contact the Sunset, Utah police Dept. (NBC's Unsolved Mysteries)

1982 Telford, England Satanists Malcolm and Susan Smith of Southgate Sutton Hill Telford, and Albert and Carole Hickman of Chockleys Meadow Leegomery Telford, all pleaded guilty to a series of serious sexual offences against young children. Mrs Hickman deluded herself that she had the power of a witch and gathered together the various trappings of devil worship. She conducted a Satanic wedding for her sister and brother-in-law after which Mrs Smith became a novice in devil worship. Smith believed he had the right to sex with any girl he chose, and of any age, [Do What Thou Will] and encouraged the women to bring younger girls within the ring. One 15 year old girl who was brought in became so convinced he was Satan that she allowed him to brand her with a hot dagger, he said. Malcolm Smith had admitted unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under 16, committing an indecent act on her, and causing her grievous bodily harm. His wife pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting him on each occasion. They also both admitted two offences of indecent assaults on young girls.Smith was jailed for 14 years. Hickman for ten years. Carole Hickman for five years, and Susan for two years. Mr. Justice Drake said he had been told Mrs Smith had since been converted back to Christianity and was seeking a divorce. (BBC News)


1982 Denver Colorado William Acree is arrested and charged with operating a male prostitution ring. Police first began the investigation after several complaints about a child prostitution ring with mostly male prostitutes. After interrogating several runaways, police were tipped off to Donald Bradley, a 17 y.o. who lead a “coven” of teen male prostitutes. Bradley in turn lead the police to his "Master", Donald Acree. Acree was the founder of a Denver halfway house, the Williams Street Center. Acree got his pimp’s share of the take, and also used the boys for sex. Bradley acted as “enforcer”, using threats of Satanic curses to keep the other boys in line. Police noticed the runaway kids involved all had tattoos of Satanic symbols and Nazi insignia. The investigation led to Acree's "coven" and then to Acree himself. Acree recieved just 5 years in jail, with a suspended 5 year sentence, pending psychaitric treatment. (AP)

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1982 Logan, Ohio Dale Johnson was falsley accused for the murder of his daughter and her boyfriend. He remained on Ohio’s death row for more than five years and was incarcerated for more than seven years. The conviction was overturned by the Ohio Supreme Court because the prosecution withheld evidence , and a witness had been hypnotized. He was released in 1990, and all charges were dropped. Johnson is currently active in his religious community and an advocate working to abolish the death penalty. At the time Police chose ignore evidence that the murders seemed "cult related", as one newpaper described them. The victims bodies were dismembered, with parts buried in a cornfield just outside of Logan. Other remains were dumped in the Hocking River. The homocides still remains unsolved. A case of "reverse Satanic Panic", perhaps? Anyone who has information on the murder should contact the Logan Police Dept. at (740) 385-6866 (AP)


1983 Detroit Michigan Linda Green (a cop) and Arzell Jones were convicted and sentenced to prison for the kidnapping, beating, drugging, and sexual assault upon a woman. The pair kidnapped a woman from a nightclub for use in a sex magic ritual. During the assault the woman was forced to chant "Satan is my master. I denounce the words of Jesus Christ.", over and over. If the purpose of the ritual was to land the two in prison, I'd say it worked. (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton )


1981 , Singapore In Nov., A self described medium named Adrian Lim, 46, his wife, Tan Mui Choo, 34, and his girlfriend Hoe Kah Hong, 33, were convicted in 1983 of murdering Agnes Ng Siew Heok, eight, and Ghazali Marzuki, 10, Agnes Ng was a 9 year old schoolgirl who attended the Holy Innocents Chinese Girls School, and was the youngest of nine children of a Roman Catholic family. The three perpetrators belonged to a cult that combined Hinduism and Bhuddism and believed sacrificing children could "bring good luck". Adrian Lim was a 39 year old who was unemployed and who professed to be a medium with powers to cure people's ailments. He would go into trances, often adopting different voices and speaking in a different language. He also performed tricks, and had convinced many of his clients to sleep with him, on the pretext of "cleansing" the evil in them, or simply through harnessing to his advantage their fears and insecurities.Police later discovered their flat contained a bizarre juxtaposition of various religious items, Hindu as well as Chinese idols, some of which were smeared with blood, and even crucifixes.The three drank the children's blood after suffocating them in a bathtub. The children had also been sexually assaulted. Another news report writes that the "macabre ritualistic killings included drinking the children's blood, trances, and electric shock 'treatments.'" The three were hanged in 1988. I guess it didn't bring them good luck, afterall. (Reuters)


1981 Souix City, Iowa Satanists Randolph S. Bugh, 21 and Jason B. Darah, 17, receive 75 years in prison each for the Spring Equinox rape of a 15 year old runaway girl. Fellow Satanist Jayme Moore, 20, received 25 years for his role. The trio crashed a party, and chatted the girl up, who went with them to an all night store to steal cigarettes. After that, they took her to a Catholic cemetery, beat her, raped her repeatedly, urinated on her, and hit her head against a tombstone. During the episode, the 3 Satanists chanted "spells". All 3 men had been well known in the community to have been involved in black magic. After the rape, the 3 drove back to the store and ordered her to steal more cigarettes. Apparently the would be wizards must have thought they controlled the girl with magic or something. When she got inside, the terrified girl told the store manager what happened of course, who notified police. At the booking, when asked his religion, one rapist replied, “Satanism! I just want to kill somebody!” (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton )


1981 Los Angeles, CA Black Magic practitioner Vernon Butts is arrested for murder and commits suicide in jail awaiting trial. Butts was an occultist as well as a stage magician. He kept a casket in his house that he and his girfriend (a self described Wiccan) often had sex in. Butts admitted to participating in a series of murders known as the "Highway Killings" between 1979-1980. Butts admitted to six killings, along with co-murderer and ringleader William Bonin, and described the whole thing as "a good little nightmare". He should have just stuck to pulling rabbits out of hats. (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton )


1981, Sacramento, California - A Self-proclaimed Satanist named Kimberly Goytia, age 13 is arrested for the shooting death of her sister. She tells police the killing was part of a "Satanic sacrifice". Goyita saw the movie The Omen when she was 8 years old in 1976 and became obsessed with the Devil. She bought several copies of the book and the later sequels as well. Her mother told friends Kim dressed in black, growled like an animal, and burned black candles in Satanic rituals. She only recieved a conviction for manslaughter and was eventually released on parole...supposedly at a time when America is unjustly persecuting Satanists (according to Satanists anyway). I recieevd an email from someone claiming to be a friend of Kimberly who said she is "doing fine". Such cannot be said for her victim, of course. Hopefully she has ditched Satanism now that she has a second chance on life. (AP)


1981 New Castle, PA Frank Costal of New Castle was arrested for the Murder and mutilation of Kathy Kadunce, 25, and Dawn 4. The victims were each stabbed 17 times as part of the ritualistic sacrifice. Although Costal's defense attn. called the trial a "modern day witch hunt", it was the testimony of Costal's friends that ultimatley convicted him. Micheal Atkinson, Costals gay lover was a key witness and had been charged in the murders a month earlier. Costal recieved life imprisonment. (AP)


1981 New York City Claude Morisette kills Voodoo priestess Mary Dutchalellier when she refuses to remove a curse someone else had placed on him. Morisette claimed he had sought out Dutchalellier for a "cleansing ritual". (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton )


1981 Chicago, Illinois Robin Getch, a former employee of homosexual serial killer John Wayne Gacy, and three associates, Edward Spreitzer and brothers Andrew and Thomas Kokoraleis, had a Satanic cult suspected for the murders of at least 18 women in Chicago. Known as "the Ripper Crew", Gecht and his gang drove around in a van looking for prostitutes to sacrifice in Gecht's apartment. They would remove one breast from each victim and eat it as part of a Satanic ritual. Getch and his friends were arrested in 1982 for the stabbing of a teenaged prostitute, and the three confessed. Robin is serving 120 years in Menard Correctional Center for mutilating and raping an 18-year-old prostitute. Fellow cultist Edward Spreitzer and Andrew Kokoraleis were sentenced to death. Kokoraleis' brother Thomas was sentenced to life for his role in the murders. On March 16, 1999, Andrew Kokoraleis was executed by lethal injection at Tamms Correctional Center in Southern Illinois for the 1982 strangulation murder of Lorraine Borowski, a 21-year-old secretary at a real estate office that was abducted on her way to work. Her mutilated body was found in a cemetery. On March 7, 1999, David A. Gecht, the son of Robin, and two others, were charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of a Northwest Side man. The killing is believed be to gang-related, police said. (AP)


1981 Columbia, South Carolina Four people were killed and two people were wounded when two men went gunning for a "root worker" they believed ahd put a curse on them. (AP)


1980 Walden, CO In March, witches David and Pamela Covey die in an apparent murder suicide pact. The bodies of both were wearing occult jewelry, and a police search of their home turned up numerous occult books on witchcraft and ritual magic. Other evidence at the crime scene lead police to believe the murder-suicide was a ritual crime as well. (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton )

1980 Wauchula, Florida a psychic and tarot card reader who billed herself as "Sister Anna" was arrested for fraud when police recieved complaints from victims who had been bilked out of thousands. One victim claimed to have paid a total of $5,000 to remove a "curse" the psychic said was placed on her by a witch. Despite the negative publicity in the local T.V. and newspapers, the business was sold to yet another "psychic". The business changed hands a few more times over the years, but continued to be occupied by psychics, tarot card readers, palm readers, etc., for years , and apparently had no trouble attracting suckers...er, customers that is. In 2004 when Hurricane Charlie struck, the then current "psychic" parked his Corvette next to a billboard before the storm hit. The storm caused the sign to fall on the car, totalling it. One would think with psychic powers he would have forseen it. As of October 2007 the business closed, reopened breifly by a fortune teller in 2009 for a few weeks, and closed once again. The building is now used as a beauty shop and tanning salon. (The Herald Advocate, WFLA, and my own personal knowledge)


1980 NYC, New York Nut job Mark David Chapman assassinates ex-Beatle John Lennon, devestating millions of fans worldwide. While most people remember John for the song "imagine", which cause atheists and "xtian" haters to druel over the line "Imagine there's no Heaven", what isn't well known is that Lennon experiemented with Christianity between 1973-1978. Lennon took it seriously enough to attend church irregularly, and write to televangelists Pat Rbertson and Oral Roberts. In one letter Lennon told Roberts he was relieved to find out he could be forgiven for saying the Beatles were more popular than Jesus. Unfortunately Lennon changed his mind by 1978, mostly becuase of wife Yoko, and went back to Agnosticism. Of course, I've known many people to "get religion" when they're on the last page, so who knows what John was thinking (or praying) in his final moments? What is also not widely known is that Chapman is a self styled Satanist. Chapman abandoned Christianity in 1977 and turned to Satan worship, but I'd say he'd have been better off being a Christian. After he botched a suicide attempt, he took it as a "sign from Satan". Chapman claimed he then prayed to Satan to make him "totally psycho" and apparently got his wish. He is spending the rest of his life in prison for murder. In an interview in 2000, Chpaman said he assinated Lennon somehow hoping it would make him popular, but regreted it had the opposite effect. (AP, Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton, The Gospel According to The Beatles by Steve Turner )


1980 Bangalore, India Swami Laxman Giri, 69, is arrested by Indian authorities for making human sacrifices. Giri was the leader of a Kali cult in a rural area of India near Banaglore. His preferred victims were children age 6 and under. Giri lured the children to rural cites by promising them candy, and then slitting their throats. It was done to provide he and his followers "immortality". He died of natural causes in a hospital a few days after his arrest four days later before he could stand trial. The body count is unknown, but authorities fear the sacrifices may have gone back decades. Swami now faces an even higher authority. (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton )


1979, The Philippines Police reported that a couple, whose names were not disclosed, belonged to a sect which believed that cannibalism confers supernatural powers, apparently not unlike one in New Guinea. The couple were charged with murder for "eating" two brothers.The brothers were kidnapped from a city 650 miles from Manila. They were allegedly beheaded by members of the sect, then photographs of the beheadings were taken by a leader of the cult and sent to the widow of one of the victims. Officials stated it took a long time to bring charges because witnesses were too fearful of testifying due to fears of reprisals by the cannibal sect. The Philippines was once notorious for head hunters and cannibalism, and is believed to have never completely cleaned itself of such things.


1979 Fall River, Massachusetts On 10-11-79 17 y.o. Doreen Levesque was found under some bleachers at Fall River High School.. She had been bound, her skull crushed, and stabbed. Levesque had been a prostitute and had a history of drug abuse at age 12. In Jan of 1980, Barbara Raposa was found dead, also murdered in a similar fashion as Levesque. Police were tipped off to by a Andre Maltais, 53, to Robin Murphy and Karen Mardsen, both prostitutes, who accompanied him to the police station. When questioned by police, Mardsen said her pimp, Carl Drew, was a “die hard Satanist” and the killer of Levesque. Drew even had tattoos Satanic symbols and “Satan Avenger” on his arm. This jibed with info gathered months before the murders by a female undercover officer who infiltrated a gathering of pimps and hookers, and discovered the local sex trade scene was into Satanism, including animal sacrifice. Drew was questioned at one point, bragged about being a Satanist, but denied his role in the killings. Mardsen later refused to talk to police, saying Drew had threatened to kill her if she didn’t shut up. In Feb. Maltais, who had been helpful to the police, seemed to know too much about Raposa’s killing, and was arrested as a suspect. Police didn’t buy his story about a “psychic vision”. Then Murphy came forward, and said Maltais was Raposa’s killer.

Drew made good on his promise to kill Mardsen. Her skull was found on 4-14-80. Murphy confessed to police about her roles in murders, fingering Drew and Maltais and a William Smith in the process. Murphy pleaded guilty to second degree murder. At the trial, gruesome details about Satanic rituals and Drew performing necrophilia on Mardsen’s headless corpse were told to shocked jurors. Maltais displayed Bibles and pictures of Jesus at the trial, but jurors didn’t buy it. Drew now denied any occult activity, and had sandpapered his tattoos off, one of which now simply read “Avengers”. Murphy later recanted her story, and Drew got away with murder. He served 7 years for assaulting Satanist and prostitute Maureen Sparda, and is back in society. After serving 24 years, Murphy was parolled to a halfway house in 2004, which angered relatives of the victim and cops who worked on the case. Marsden's sister Wendy Alves said, "I shouldn't have to be a prisoner in my own city or home. I'm terrified that one day I will walk into a Dunkin' Donuts and there she'll be working behind the counter". (AP)


1979 Ridegfield, CT On 6-10-79 Policeman Michael Passaro was attacked and assaulted by a Satanic cult. At 2:30 A.M. he was patrolling Osceleta Road when he stopped his car to investigate a report of gunshots, strange music and loud noise. He came upon a group of individuals wearing black capes and hoods, 4 of home rushed him and attacked him. He fought off the attackers as he tried to get back to his patrol car. He finally managed to get them to cease with a can of Mace and by scaring them away with his siren. The Satanic Organization of Connecticut was questioned, and denied it was them, claiming it was probably some renegade members who got kicked out their group. No one was ever arrested in the incident. (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton )


1979 West Paterson, New Jersey - The mutilated & bloodless corpses of Carol Marron and Howard Green (both known to be openly into the occult) were found. Carol Marron had told friends a few days before the murder they were trying to join an O.T.O. group (there are several groups calling themselves O.T.O., and it's unknown to which she was referring). The murder appeared to be done as part of an occult ritual sacrifice and the crime scene evidence indicated that there was definately more than one person was involved in the murder. Their eyeballs were blown out, the tips of their ears cut off and almost all their blood had been drained through approximately 30 puncture marks made in identical places on the two bodies, investigators said. A veteran detective commented he had never seen anything like it in all his years on the force. The two corpses were bound in canvas and rugs and dumped in West Paterson, N.J., where they were discovered by a boy walking his dog. A Post investigation into the double homicide found not only that the trail to the brutal killer has gone cold, but it may never have been followed properly. The case is still unsolved. Anyone with any information should contact the West Patterson Police Dept. at (973) 345-8111. (AP)


1978 Havana, Cuba A play depicting the secret rituals of a Santeria like cult called "Abaqa" is performed before live audiences. The cast however, wasn't "live" for very long. All 20 cast members of the play (simply titled Abaqa) were hunted down and killed one by one by "persons unknown", apparently by members of the Abaqua cult who didn't like their secrets being made public. Even Castro's commie secret police were too scared of the cult to persue the murders seriously, and the murderers remain at large. (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton )


1978 Plains Texas Satanist Ricardo Lopez testified in his own defense to the shootings of his High School Principal Malcolm Omar Tripp on 05-07-1978. At his trial Lopez told the court, "The shadow told me to go out and make a human sacrifice because the devil wasn't pleased with the sacrifices I was making. Lopez, a Schitzophrenic according to his attorneys, claimed he once "hoped to death" a relative who died in a tractor accident. He recieved life imprisonment. (The Galveston Daily News 05-26-1978)


1978 Ridegfield, CT Satanism and racism seem to go hand in hand. On Christmas Eve, a cross was burned at the home of an inter-racial couple. Police arrested 20 y.o. Robert Bryant who identified himself as a member of “The Satanic Organization of Connecticut”, along with 4 other men who said they just simply hated blacks. Bryant indicated the event was just a way to celebrate Yuletide, and that he had made the cross back on Samhain. (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton )


1978 Los Angeles Tennessee ex-con Bobby Joe Maxwell killed 9 homeless people between October and November, earning him the nickname “The Skidrow Stabber” (not to be confused with The Skidrow Slasher, previously mentioned). He received life for the crimes. In prison, he told fellow inmates of his devotion to Satan, and that he had killed the victims as human sacrifices. In one of the murders, the word “Satan” was found written nearby with the victim’s blood. (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton )


1977 Nashville, TN Satanism even finds it way to Hee Haw country. A Satanic cult is discovered to be sacrificing cats and dogs and draining their blood. The cult used an old unoccupied church as their "intellectual decompression chamber". (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton )

1976 New York City The summer of '76 will forever be known as "The summer of Sam" thanks to serial killer David Berkowitz (and Spike Lee). Berkowitz commited a series of murders with a .44 calliber handgun and put the "cultural center of the universe" on hold. Before police caught him, Berkowitz taunted police with several letters wih references drawn from A.E. Waite's Book of Black Magic and of Pacts. One of the murders took place outside the Elphas Disco, which he later told police was chosen because the name was similar to Eliphas, as in Eliphas Levi. While in prison he still continued to read occult books, such as Peter Haining's Anatomy of Witchcraft. He was said to have told a fellow inmate "I just can't stop thinking about Satan!" Berkowitz would later claim in prison he was part of a larger Satanic cult, but this may have been due to his own lunacy, or some kind of ploy to free himself...or possibly even the truth. In 1997, Berkowitz told Eyewitness News producer Maury Terry that he had other partners in crime, saying it was a murder conspiracy. Berkowitz said the conspiracy began with satanic meetings at Untermeyer Park in Yonkers. David Berkowitz, Convicted Killer (1997): “I mean, this was not just something they were doing for any type of, necessarily, pleasure, but that it was just part of an agenda. A very deep, covert and hidden agenda. You know, they were about making war, and they were about bringing some chaos into the world.” In fact, Berkowitz says there were at least five other killers altogether, and they included women.

His claim is supported by multiple composite sketches of suspects, most looking nothing like Berkowitz, and descriptions of several cars at several scenes. Carl Denaro survived a gunshot wound to the head in the Son of Sam shootings & believes there were others “I firmly believe that the police brass, and certainly the detective working on it knew, knew then, and obviously still know now that other people were involved. I think it was kind of convenient, for them to, you know, one guy, one gun, one shooter, he’s caught, it is all over.”, he said in an interview. Joseph Borrelli, Retired Chief Of Detectives: “The best proof I have that he acted alone: Has there been a homicide of a similar nature since? If this was a cult, why didn’t, after he was arrested, why couldn’t they get another individual under the same circumstances, and have that person go out and do the killing. Because there never was a cult, and there wasn’t anybody doing it, except him.”, said Borelli.Berkowitz has never given specific details about the cult. Terry Maury made a hypothesis of a link between Berkowitz, Manson, and The Process Church via a worldwide network of bikers, drug dealers, child pornographers, snuff film producers and devil worshippers in his book The Ultimate Evil...but that idea seems far fetched. (AP, The Ultimate Evil by Maury Terry)

1975 Dayton, Ohio John Todd, a.k.a. Lance Collins, opened an occult book store called the "Witches Cauldron" at 3140 Main Street. Todd told the Dayton Daily News that he was the local Grand Magnus of the Wiccan Church , that Bonewits's AADL was "a legal arm of his church" & that he had 5,000 members in his Wiccan church in southwestern Ohio (which was a lie). Todd held a church charter from Gavin and Yvonne Frost's Church and School of Wicca. Todd's "coven" apparently consisted mostly of underage girls. One 16 yr old apparently disclosed to the police that Todd had conducted nude "witchcraft initiation rites" and that Todd had forced her to engage in oral sex. Gavin Frost yanked his charter...although when you read the stuff Frost perscribes for underage girls in The Good Witch's Bible it pales in comaprison. Todd responded to the charges in a Dayton newspaper that he was being harassed by the local police and said that to protect himself "his covens will resort to their ultimate weapon- witchcraft." Not surprisngly, his witchcraft worked about as good as any Wiccan's, and he was arrested in Feb of '76 for corrupting a minor. None other than Catholic hater and comic book maker Jack T. Chick help spring him. Previously Todd had claimed he was an ex-Wiccan, saved by a Chick tract, and then lectured in churches. Chick (whos own handle on reality is questionable) wrote a comic book about him. But in reality Todd was just a delsuional man who got involved with witchcraft after his "conversion", used dope, seduced female church goers, and "mixed Christianity with Wicca" while he was supposedly saved. An army psychiatrist once labeled Todd as having "emotional instability with pseudologica phantastica', which means he can't tell fantasy from reality. Todd re-converted to to Christianity and resumed his lecture circuit as though nothing had happened, merely calling his heading a Dayton coven "backsliding". By 1978, his lies caught up with him, and he was exposed in the book The Todd Phenomenon. His lecture circuit career was over. In 1990, he was convicted to 300 years in prsion for the brutal rape of a South Carolina woman. At last report, he re-converted to Wicca while in prison and recieves regular visits from a Wiccan prison chaplain. (The Todd Phenmenon, AP)

1974 Santa Clara, California 19 y.o. Arlis Perry is found murdered in a ritualistic manner early in the A.M on Oct. 13th, 1974 at Stanford Memorial Church. The Newlywed and Stanford University Student stopped at a local church at 11:50 PM on 10-12-74. When she failed to return home, her husband called police. Perry's body was found nude from the waist down. The cause of death was an ice pick inserted in her skull behind the ear. She had also been beaten and choked. She had been violated with a 30 inch altar candle that was protruding from her. Her blouse had been torn open and a candle was placed between her breasts, held in place with her arms folded over. Her legs were spread open and her jeans had been removed and draped over them to form a diamond pattern. Arlis' husband was questioned by the police and cleared as a suspect. A few days later (the night before Hallowe'en), someone stole the marker from her grave in North Dakota, police think it may have been the killer. Arlis had allegedly tried witnessing to a group of Satanists in nearby Mandan a few weeks earlier. Witnesses recall seeing a sandy haired young man entering the church after the late night services. Arlis' co-workers recalled a sandy blond haired man having an intense discussion with Arlis outside of her workplace (a Palo Alto law firm) on Oct. 11th, 2 days before the killing. the description given to police was similar to the man seen at the church. Police obtained a paln print from the altar candle, but it did not match any prints on file. In 1980 Minot newsman Jack Graham was told by a local source that Perry’s murder involved “someone at Stanford registered under a false name”. The case still remains unsolved. If you have information on the killing, please contact the Santa Clara Police Dept at (408) 615-4700. (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton )

1974 Washington D.C., The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Senate Subcommittee on Health and Long Term Care held hearings on psychic surgery. In these hearings, the FTC heard the testimonies of 48 witnesses and reviewed 134 exhibits. According to these witnesses, the Filipino healers had defrauded their patients by palming small plastic bags, which contained blood and tissue. The witnesses maintained that the Filipino healers were defrauding their patients by producing these plastic bags in sleight-of-hand simulations of surgery. Working from the premise that Filipino healers were impersonating surgeons, thereby practicing medicine illegally, police began setting up sting operations in order to prosecute them. In 1984, Congressional hearings chaired by Claude Pepper reviewed the files of five governmental agencies. These agencies included the FTC, American Cancer Society, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health & Human Sciences, and The American Medical Society. This four-year review led to the conclusion that they ‘could find no evidence that psychic surgery was effective.’

1973 Daytona Beach, FL In April Daytona Police found the battered and bloody corpse of Ross "Mike" Cochran in a thicket of scrub pine and palmetto outside town. Cochran had been killed by being cut with broken glass and beaten with chains. Police discovered that Cocharan was the victim of devil worshippers killed in a frenzied sacrificial ritual while strapped to an altar as part of a "a Black Mass sacrifice" The murder took place in the basement of a brokendown flophouse apartment dubbed "roach haven" by its young residents. A week after the body was found, police arrested 10 young beach drifters and charged them with first-degree murder in the slaying. Cochran worked as a moneychanger in a pinball arcade and liked to claim he was an undercover narcotics officer (he wasn't). This boastful bluff may have been what made him a candidate for human sacrifice. (Press Telegram Wed. June 1st 1973 Long Beach, Forida )

1973 Waukegan,Illinois Serial killer and rapist Alton Coleman believed Voodoo made him invulnerable to arrest. His favorite Loa was Baron Samedi, the god of death. When his Voodoo didn't work, he tried threats and violence against victims who testified against him. In 1973 he and a buddy kidnapped, robbed & raped an old lady. She refused to testify about the rape & Coleman served 2 years for robbery. After that, Coleman was arrested for yet another rape. On the way to becoming a serial killer, Coleman gave the law many chances to put him away, but Alton was a smooth talker who could convince jurors that the police had the wrong man in the days before DNA testing. Four rapes including his 12 y.o. niece later (in between jail time) , Coleman murdered the next rape victim in 1983. Coleman went underground to avoid capture, still believeing Voodoo would help him. Then Coleman with his girlfriend Debra Brown went on a murderous 53-day rampage in 1985 starting with the rape and murder of a 9 year old girl. From this brutal act to the time they were arrested in Illinois the crime spree resulted in eight homicides, seven rapes or more, three kidnappings and 14 armed robberies. His crime career came to an end in 1985 when he was arrested, tried, and convicted and sentenced to death. The sentence was eventually carried out in 2002. His girlfriend and crime partner Debra Brown remains on death row. It's not surprising fate for two people who worshipped the loa of death. (AP)

1973 Belfast, Ireland 10-year-old Brian McDermott disappeared from a playground in Ormeau Park, south Belfast, On Sunday, 9-2-73. His badly mutilated torso and arm were recovered from the River Lagan a week later. Police believe black magic may have been the reason for the murder, but haven't ruled out other possibilities. In 2003, police re-opened the case, saying they now believed there were people in the partk at the time of the murder who were afraid to come forward and urged anyone who wished to pass information to police in confidence to contact the UK Crimestoppers line at
0800 555111. (BBC News)

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1972 Denver Colorado Police were called to investigate the break in and theft of 13 choir robes from a curch in suburban Northglenn. The investigation uncovered a cult of Teenage Satanists who called themselves "The Black Magic Cult". The teens had stolen the robes for use in Satanic rituals. The groups activities included animal sacrifice, blood drinking, and drug abuse. The case was disposed of in Juvenile Court. (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton )

1971 Vineland, New Jersey A 20 y.o. man decided to graduate from sacrificing hamsters to Satan to attempting to ressurect himself from the dead. So, he had two friends duct tape him and push him into a lake. Instead of rising from the dead he drowned, and his friends were charged with murder in a well publicized case. (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton).

1970 New Orleans, LA The House of Horrors wax museum on Bourbon Street lived up to its name for one poor girl who was flogged and raped there. Police arrested 18 year old Satanist Patricia Hall and three male friends for the rape and cat-o'-nine-tails flogging of a teenage girl at the wax museum. Hall claimed she had even been baptized at the Church of Satan in San Fransisco by Anton LaVey himself, which of course LaVey denied. Before the rape case went to trial, Hall was extradicted to Florida for the stabbing death of a 66 y.o. man, tried, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison. (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton )

1970 Big Sur, California Stanley Dean Baker and Harry Stroup were arrested by authorites when they both produced human finger bones & a Satanic Bible to California Highway Patrol while being question about a hit and run accident. Baker & Stroup admited not only to the hit and run, but also to being cannibals and Satanists and were on their way to San Fransisco to see "the head devil guy". Both claimed to be members of the "Four Pi" cult (which may have been another name or possibly an offshoot of the Scientology/Satanist offshoot called "The Process/The Church of The Final Judegment/The Family"). Baker & Stroup admited to the murder of Robert Salem, which was confirmed when bloody fingerprints from the crime scene matched Baker's. Baker and Stroup alleged other murders had taken place in the Santa Anna Mountains, south of Los Angeles. In typical California legal fashion, California blew it's chance to prosecute the two for their crimes over a technical error (and thus investigate the other crimes of the mysterious "Four Pi " cult), but the two both recieved life sentences in Montana. Baker continued to recruit prisoners for Satan. Full moon time caused him to howl on all fous like a wolf. He became a model prisoner in an Illimois prison, but still continued the Satanic path. In 1976 he was turned down for membership in LaVey's Church of Satan. (AP)

1970 Orange County, California - Steven Hurd and four other California Satanists are charged with two murders involving ritual dismemberment and cannibalism. Hurd was facinated by the occult from childhood, and by age 20 was a drug addict and drifter. While living outdoors, Hurd recruits 3 other young men and a 31 y.o. woman to form a Satanic cult. The group decides to head out to San Fransisco to get orders from LaVey. Along the way, Hurd's cult sacrificed a man and woman, mutilated both bodies, and dumped them in secluded spots to be found by hikers, and leaving the Orange County police and residents of Orange County in a state of outrage and panic. Police discovered evidence that led them to Hurd and his other four followers. They were indicted on first degree murder charges. Hurd is declared insane and remains in a state hospital while his accomplices are duly convicted and sentenced to life. (AP)

1970 Provincetown, Mass. Satanist Antone Costa was imprisoned for the mutliation and murder of a young woman, and was suspected of other killings. A follower of black magic, even in prison Costa stocked his cell with books on ritual magic, including Lavey's Satanic Bible. Four years into his life sentence, he commits suicide by hanging himself. (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton )

1970 Salem, MO Gavin and Yvonne Frost write a book titled The Witch's Bible. The book appears to have been a textbook of sorts for their mail order Wicca course. The Frosts started The Church of Wicca in 1968 in Salem Missouri, (not Massachusettes). While no crimes were broken in publishing the book, and the book itself is not illegal , it does describe some things which might land people in jail if they tried them, and many of the things described might seem to have alterior motives behind them. At first glance, the manual seems to be geared not only toward wifeswapping and open marriages but also pedophiles. One shocking item is a ritual for deflowering a girl upon entering puberty that uses a homemade dildo shaped like an ahnk. The girl is supposed to be instructed to use it upon herself, gradually working her way up to bigger sized dildos. The book says that girl should be given a "demonstartion" on how to use the ankh/dildo by another member, and the child is to be told if she has difficulties performing the task the coven's high priest or her own father will assist. Using a dildo on a child (ecspecially one's own) must certainly be illegal, not to mention just plain perverted. The Frosts claim no one has ever tried the ritual, but it the book's author gives very specific instructions as to positioning of the girl's body during insertion, which sounds almost as though he'd participated in such events. It seems strange that the deflowering ritual is still kept in the later editions of the book considering the controversy it generated for the Frosts years later if it's supposedly never used as the Frosts maintain. The secrecy that is part of Wicca could easily conceal such acts. The Witch's Bible also says the child should decide on the method of contraception, which makes it clear the child is being prepared for use in sex rituals. Sex with underage children is most definately illegal. The book also says children are not the property of the parents but belong to the coven...making suchs groups sound like cults. It also says children should be told everything about sex, with no "birds and bees" lest they grow up like "sexually repressed perverts as Christian children do" It says covens should create a schedule for rotating the children to live with other members...one can only wonder for what purpose! The book even says it's hoped the child's first sexual expirence will someday be with the other coven members present as part of a Wiccan sex ritual. It seems pedophiles would have a field day in thse types of covens. The Frosts were some of the pioneers of the American Wicca movement and helped write the 1974 Wiccan "Principals of Belief", but nowadays they are the black sheep of Wicca and most Wiccans denounce them. In the 1990's, the word "Good" was added to the book's title, although there is little if any good in it. The book seemed to go completely unoticed during the so-called "Satanic Panic" in the 80's and 90's, oddly enough. Blessed Be! (The Witch's Bible later retitled The Good Witch's Bible by Gavin and Yvonne Frost)


1970 Soquel, CA On October 28 the Santa Cruz grand jury indicted John Linley Frazier,"The Tarot Card Killer" on five counts of murder. On 10-19-70, Dr. Victor Ohta, his wife, their two sons aged 11 and 12 years, and Dr. Ohta's secretary were found murdered at the Ohtas' hilltop mansion outside Soquel. Police discovered a strange note left on the windshield of Dr. Ohta's car. It said "World War 3" had begun, and warned that "From this day forward" anyone who "misuses the natural environment" will "suffer the penalty of death by the people of the free universe," and that "materialism must die or mankind will." The note was signed, "Knight of Wands, Knight of Cups, Night [sic] of Pentacle and Knight of Swords." which are all cards in the tarot deck. Friends of Frazier tipped police they suspected he was the killer based on a prior conversation. You'd think being a card reader he could have forseen getting caught. (Raising Hell: An Encyclopedia of Devil Worship and Satanic Crime by Michael Newton )


1969 Blythe, California Georgia Brayton was the leader of a renegade(?) faction of Alesiter Crowley's Ordro Templi Orentis, known as the Solar Lodge. The cult had been responsible for drug trafficking, child abuse, and may have been responible for the dissapearance of one member, a Palm Springs dentist, who is still missing. When a building burned down on the cult's ranch, she punished 6 year old Anthony Gibbons. First she burned his hands to get a confession, and then forced him to bury the charred remains of the cult's sacrificed goats. When she still felt the boy was unrepentant, the boy was said to have been "beaten all day" by fellow O.:T.:O.: members with bamboo rods. Allegedly still unrepentant, the Crowley devotees chained the poor child in a crate all day and night in the boiling Califorinia sun from May 23rd to July 26th, until passersby called the police. A police raid netted the arrest of 11 O.:T.O.: members, and one body dead from a drug overdose. Boyton and her husband turned themselves in a year later after being on the lam, and eventually commited suicide. (The Family 1st Edition, by Ed Sanders which has all the Crowley stuff in it that was omitted in later editions due to a lawsuit from the OTO)


1969 Isle of Mann, England Monique Wilson, the heir aparent to Gerald Gardner's original Wicca, and her husband were charged with the abuse of their daughter, 11 y.o., Yvette. British child protective services oversaw the case for the next three years. In 1973 Wilson sold Gardner's "witchcraft museum" to Ripley's Believe It Or Not and the family moved to Spain. They appeared to no longer practice witchcraft there, and opened a small cafe. Monique died in 1980, and her husband 2 years later in a car crash. Yvette is apparently no longer involved in Wicca and has vanished entirely from the public eye.


1968 Los Angeles, California Sirhan Sirhan assassinated Presidential hopeful Robert Kennedy, giving conspiracy theorists a field day in the process. What isn't well known is that Sirhan is deeply into the occult, in particular Theosophy and numerology. A copy of H.P. Blavatsky's The Secret Doctrine was found on his person when police arrested him, and he requested the book first thing when he was in jail. Sirhan also said to have had connections to The Process Satanic cult (as did the Mason Family).


1968 Warwickshire, England Police laucnch an investigation to find culprits responsible for a weird Satanic ritual at Malvern Park. The crime scene included an inverted cross, black candles, and two animal hearts skewered to a makeshift altar made from park benches.


1968 San Fransisco, California Police have no luck in trying to capture a serial killer who taunts them with messages by phone and mail known as "The Zodiac". Police surmize the killer has knowledge of the occult from things the killer mentions in his letters, particularly astrology and references to the Egyptian Book of the Dead. The killer also enjoyed writing in cyphers, another tool of some occultists, such as Rosicrucians. The killer, according to eyewitness survivors, was said to have worn a black jumpsuit with a black hood. Covering the outfit was a frontlet with a white cross inside a white circle, the astrological symbol of the earth. One survivor gave a description of the hood with occult symbols that Zodiac wore that sounded similar in discription to a hood worn by Aleister Crowley. The taunting letters to the police and murders apparently continued right into the early 1980's, when police think the killer may have finally killed himself.


1968 Yucatan, Mexico A gunboat commanded by Captain by Domingo Caseguena captured a suspicious looking cruiser running under a Hatian flag. The boat, Le Roukur, was manned only by the captain, Emmanuel Dessilies. He claimed he was headed to Key West to sell the boat. Down bellow Mexican authorities found 16 black men in a catatonic state in filthy conditions and an unbelievable stench. The captain eventually revealed the human cargo was intended for sale as slaves in a bizarre plot to finance an overthrow of the Papa Doc Duvalier regime. The boat, the captain, and the "zombies" were returned to Haiti, their fate is unknown, but probably very unpleasant. 2 weeks later the FBI raided a Hatian expatriate camp in the Florida Everglades, apparently as a result, although details were not given. There is some truth to the Voodoo legend of Zombies. Anthropologist Wade Davis discovered Zombies are not dead people that have been magically "re-animated" at all, but actually people who have been drugged (with a very complex drug made from the poisonous blow fish) into a coma, buried alive, and later dug up, revived, and made into slaves. The "zombification" process seems to cause the victims to remain in a catatonic like state, almost as if labotmized, probably due to brain damage. Zombies are used on plantations as slave labor, although some die in the zombification process, or go completely insane. Being made into a zombie in Haiti is considered a horrible punishment.


1966 Helikon, Switzerland Police raid the headquaters of a Satanic cult known as the "Seekers of Mercy", and discover a scene out of a horror movie. After the suspicious death of a female follower, police decided to investigate further, raided the group's "church". Police discovered an altar with black candles, occult books and paraphenailia, and a well equiped torture chamber...strange items for a Christian sect to have, as they would be later mis-identifed in the press. Further investigation revealed the girl had been sexual assaulted, tied to a large upside down cross, and flogged as part of a "Black Mass". Several members were tried and recieved life in prison.


1966 London, England Wiccan Roy Bowers, a.k.a Robert Cochrane commits suicide by ingesting Bella Donna leaves on the Summer Solstice, June 21st as a human sacrifice. Cochrane/Bowers was the founder of a Wiccan "tradition" known by the names of "Tubal Cain" "1736" and "The Windsor Cuveen". Later his followers continue on, and rename the group "The Regency". Cochrane's 8 y.o. son was slated to take over the group when he became an adult but rejected Wicca instead.


1965 Lake Titcaca, Peru Herminia Alave and her infant son were both murdered as part of a Pagan human sacrifice. Their bodies were dismembered and their remains were scattered along the lake’s shore. The culprit was an Indian “yatiri” (shaman) who used the alias Maximo Coa. Coa said he killed them as part of a “prosperity spell”. He was sentenced to just 6 years in prison, and continued to practice sorcery, including human sacrifices, right into the 1980s. In 1980 at Unicachi, Peru, Nieves Chipana Uchario was killed as a human sacrifice by Maxima Coa at the request of a drug cartell Coa was convicted and recieved 20 years in prison this time, but his sons bribed guards, who let him leave prison, and Coa resumed his shaman/hitman career. There are at least 7 more victims attributed to him.


1964 Guilford, England Police discover the remnants of a black magic ritual held inside a ruined church. The crime scene included black candles, Satanic graffiti, and two sheep hearts pireced with wooden stakes.

1964 Los Angeles Vaughn Greenwood begins his career as “The Skidrow Slasher”. Greenwood slays homeless victims by slashing their throats, collecting the blood in a chalice, drinking a toast to Satan, & drawing markings near the victim’s wounds of apparently occult significance, & sprinkling salt around the victim’s bodies. Salt is used in occult rituals as a means of purification and exorcism. In Voodoo, it’s believed that salt can kill Zombies. Greenwood is believed to have committed at least 11 more skid row killings in an identical manner. Greenwood was finally caught in 1975 and sentenced to life in prison in 1976.

1963 Figueras, Spain 10 y.o. Maria Diaz disappeared from her neighborhood on 5-21-63. Maria was never seen again. Some witnesses claim they saw her climb into a new car that day occupied by two men. The following night, a local shepherd tending his flock on San Salvador mountain heard chants and shouts and saw a bonfire on the summit above, where a roofed site of worship constructed by monks centuries earlier lay. At daybreak he went to investigate and discovered a tatered piece of cloth that turned out to belong to the dress Maria was wearing when she vanished. There was also the smell of incense in the air, and stubs of black candles, as well as occult symbols drawn on the ground. Police think Maria was a human sacrifice. To date, the case remains unsolved

1963 Clophill, Bedfordshire, England St. Mary's Church was desecrated as part of a black magic ritual. Six graves were desecrated and the skeleton of one woman was arranged on the altar. A rooster was also sacrirficed on the altar, and upside down crosses had been drawn on he walls. This was part of a rash of such incidents during the ealry 1960's. While some of the more minor incidents could be written off as childish pranks, clearly this one cannot.

1963 Yerba Buena, Mexico The Hernadez brothers, Cayetano and Santo, persuaded gullible farmers that Aztec “moutain gods” would give them gold if they would join their modern day Aztec cult. Membership dues came in the form of sex, with the women giving themselves to Santo, and Cayetano sodomizing the men, and also whatever monetary gain the pair could scam out of the peasants. When the riches failed to materialize, and the men enlisted the aid of a blonde bisexual prostitute named Magdelena Solis. The brothers agreed to give Solis her share of their take, and she agreed to pose as a “mountain goddess”. You think even peasant Mexican farmers would know a blonde hooker isn’t a goddess, but they fell for it. The farmers were appeased with getting to have sex with the “goddess”, but some still wanted to see the gold. Cayetano announced the gods must be appeased with human sacrifice, as in ancient times. The choice of human sacrifice were two doubters, who were beaten to death, and their blood collected and drank by the followers. Six more doubter sacrifices followed over the following weeks. Magdelena became jealous when a teenage girl devotee and lover slept with Santo, & she ordered her to be sacrificed. She was tied to a cross, beaten to death, and then burned. She then ordered the sacrifice of a man she decided was a heretic, and followers hacked him to death immediately. A teenage boy happened to witness the cult’s activities, and notified police. The patrolman sent disappeared along with his guide. Next a flying squad was sent from Ciudad Victoria. They found the mutilated bodies of the cop and his guide. The cop’s heart had been ripped out. The cult had retreated to a cave, & a shootout ensued with the police that left 3 cops wounded. Santos was killed, his brother had been killed earlier by a rival to the “Aztec priesthood”. The goddess and 12 followers were all arrested, tried, and received life in prison.

1961 California Nine witnesses saw John Wesley Riley chase his wife to a fence, and then shoot her dead while she begged for her life on her knees. Riley pled not guilty by reason of insanity. His attorney said in court that Riley was under a voodoo spell. Riley testified that he had been told his wife and her boyfriend had put a hex on him and, in his own desperation to undo the spell, he had consulted Voodoo priests and priestesses. In her summation, Root argued that he was “the victim of a compelling belief in the supernatural powers of the evil eye, the hex, and the occult and sinister powers of voodooism.” He was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life imprisonment.

1960 Lago Bundi, Chile Two Chilean Indian Natives were charged with the murder of Jose Painecur as part of a Shamanistic ritual. Pagans Juan Panan and Jose Vargas confessed to police they flung their victim into the sea by order of a Mapuche "malachi" (sorceress, shaman, witch, take your pick). The "malachi" explained this had to be done to "appease the water gods", The superstitious "shaman" believed an earthquake and tidal wave that ravaged a reservation at Lago Bundi had been caused by "angry gods" who had to have a child sacrifice! Apparently plate tectonics are not tauught in Shamanism. The said witch, Juana Nucarma, was never charged, and Panan and Vargas were released after just two years by a no doubt equally superstituos judge citing Chile's 'compelled to kill by irristable psychic force of ancient belief" superstitious baloney law previously mentioned. Please pray the ACLU never hears of that law.


1957 Vineland, New Jersey Puerto Rican farmhand Juan Rivera Aponte was arrested and convicted for the murder of 13 year old Roger Carletto. Aponte, raised on an island where Santeria and it's cousins abound just like on Cuba, became smitten with his boss' 15 year old daughter. Aponte set out to make the girl his love slave via sorcery. He found a love spell in an old grimorie that called for the powdered skull of an innocent boy. Aponte murdered Carletto for this purpose. Not only did it not work, but he got a life sentence for murder. He died in prison several years later. I recieved a letter from the niece of Carletto who said the parents never completely recovered from their son's death.

1957 Naples, Italy Marianna Castellano was a "strega"...a witch, not the kind you read about in Leland's Gospel of Aradia or books by Raymond Grimassi which are modern inventions, but a genuine strega. Castellano was hired by a client in 1937 to cast a spell on some of her relatives. For the service Castellano charged the client $1 a month for the rest of her life. But after the fall of Mussolini and WWII, a buck a month just ain't what it used to be. Castellano demands more money. By 1957 the client decided she had paid enough and told the "strega" there would be no more payments. Castellano the went to the deadbeat client's home with a pan of burning gasoline to burn her alive...a case of reverse witch burning! A struggle ensued, and Castellano wound up being burned to death instead, however. The former client was acquitted on grounds of self defense.

1955 Cordelle, Georgia Anjette Lyles became rich after marrying and then murdering her husbands and collecting the hefty life insurance policies. She also bumped off family members too, including her 9 year old daughter. Eventually the trail of corpses caught up to this Hoodoo root worker gal. The newspapers dubbed her "Gay Widow Killer". During her trial, she freely admiited to the murders and also revealed her involvement in Voodoo. Police found dozens of "brand name" Voodoo candles like "Van Van" and "Jinx Removing" in her house. She also always carried roots with her, and saw a fortuneteller everyday. Apparently money spells weren't her forte', which is why she resorted to murder to make a living. She collected a total of $47,700 in life insurance payouts over a period of about 4 years in addition to the $190 a month widows pension the VA gave her. Not a small amount of money for 1955. But she blew the money on boyfriends, a Cadillac...and books and items on the occult (sound like someone you know?). Her magic landed got her the death penality. She was later placed in the Midgeville, GA asylum where she spent the rest of her life.

1953 Chile 27 y.o. Juana Catrilaf, a Pagan, belonged to the Mapuche Indian tribe. South American Indian mythology is ripe with tales of blood sucking demons and witches, and a history of bloody human sacrifices, unlike the romaticized versions of "Shamanism" New Agers paint. Catrilaf is charged with the murder of her grandmother whom she said was a "machi" - a sorceress. Catrilaf blamed her grandmother for the death of her infant son, and for the epilepsy that troubled her for several years. Using the shamanistic remedies for the situation, she clubbed the old woman, slashed her forehead, and sucked some of her blood. Catrilaf claimed she felt a "firey demon leave her body". Her indian tribe was pleased with the results. Incredibly Catrilaf was acquitted for the human sacrifice due to a law in Chile that recognizes justifiable homocide due to "irresistable psychic forces". Imagine if the U.S.A. had that law!

1949 Brooklyn, NY Raymond Hernandez did a dumb thing (well, several dozen dumb things, actually)...he stole a suitcase at a train station and got a year in prison in Talahasee, FL. His cellmate was a Hatian who turned him on to Voodoo. Hernadez became convinced he had Voodoo powers and even claimed he was a "hougan" (voodoo priest). After his release, he began to write dozens of letters to "lonely hearts" clubs where, through the mails, he began to seduce gullible females who were looking for men. Once he gained their trust, he would steal money, jewelry, checks; whatever he could embezzle, then dump them. The victims were ususally too embarrassed to complain to the police. Hernadez married one victim and killed her on a Honeymoon in Spain, making it look like an accident. One victim, Martha Beck, actually became his partner in voodoo and crime and wife #3. Raymond was still married to a woman in Spain at the time. Martha not only gave her children away to the Salvation Army at Raymond's request, she helped him swindle and kill other women he married. Three murders later, they got caught. Their 44 day trial was the stuff tabloids reporters dream of. Tales of three way strip poker, of Martha murdering a victim with a ball peen hammer, and dozens of lonely ladies taken to the cleaners. When Martha told the court about certain sex acts in voodoo rituals, two dozen cops had to control with the crowds that tried to push their way into the courtroom. They were both found guilty and recieved the death penality. Perhaps the biggest victims of all were the two young children of Martha beck who visited their mother on death row the day before her execution.


1945 Quinton, England Charles Walton was found murdered in a ritualistic way, involving witchcraft. When his body was found on 2-14-45, villagers were shocked at the scene of the brutal and ritualistic murder. Charles' trouncing hook was embedded in his throat, his body was pinned to the ground by his pitch fork, and a large cross was carved into his chest. Previous cases documented include people murdering those they believe have put them under a spell. In these cases, the victim - believed to be the witch or warlock that cast the spell - was often given the sign of the cross by the person taking their revenge. Police think that someone thinking they had been hexed by Walton murdered him to "break the spell".


1943 New Forrest, England Wiccan and Neoapagn Gerald Gardner, fearful that another Neoapagan, Adloph Hitler, might win World War II, begins to sacrifice members of his own coven. The oldest member is chosen to be sacrificed, using a poison . Two other members also died from "exposure". Supposedly the sacrifices continued until it began to take a serious toll on the coven numbers, and Gardner, the creator of Wicca, claims he recieved a message from the gods themselves not to sacrifice any more members. Merry Meet and Merry Part, and Merry Meet Again (unless you're sacrificed?). The story came out a couple of years after Gardner's death by two independent sources, and the surviving members of Gardner's coven never denied the story. Gardner told writer Francis King that the sacrifices were done in such as was as "to avoid legal unpleasantness". Wiccans who acknolwedge the story dismiss it as neccesary to win WWII. One might think all the thousands of Allied soliders and two atomic bombs had something to do with it, rather than some Brits murdered out of ridiculous superstition! And didn't the prayers of millions of Christians count for anything???


1940 New Orleans Voodooist Salvadore Laurie is shot and killed by his brother in law. When police catch up to the suspect, he freely admits to the crime, citing revenge for a Voodoo curse place on him by Laurie as the reason. The brother in law recieved life in prison.


1932 Detroit, MI A black man confessed to police that he killed an "unbeliever" on an altar in his home at 1429 Dubois street early one Sunday, because his "gods demanded a human sacrifice". The victim was James J. Smith, also black, and a roomer in the Harris home. Police found the body, with a fractured skull and a sliver knife in the chest, in a rear room of the house that Sunday afternoon. According the Harris, the victim mounted an altar in the room and stood with his arms outstretched, gazing at the ceiling. Then a few seconds before the minute hand of the clocked reached 12 Harris got his dirk out of a drawer and plunged it into Smith's heart, according to his tale. The victim's skull was then fractured by an automobile axle. Robert Harris and his wife, Bertha, were charged with murder. Police sought 12 of Harris's "disciples" who allegedely witnessed the sacrificial murder. From them they hoped to learn the extent to which the rites of Voodoo have laid hold upon the imaginations of inhabitants of the quarter in which Harris had his "temple."

Harris claimed he was the leader of a sect called "The Order of Islam", but police eventually dismissed the claim after talking to the order's leader,W.D. Farad, who said Harris was "a madman", and had no standing in the order, although Harris was identified as a member. The secretary of the order, Ugan Ali, told the press members are taught not to eat certain foods, to employ their time usefully, and that by their efforts the world can be rid of evil by 1934. Apparently they failed. Farad and Ali were held by police for questioning and released. Harris's prints were checked with those of the Evangelista killings, but turned up negative. During his trial Harris refused to remove his hat because he was "a king", and told the court, "I said 'aliker alump,' and he fell dead. He died because it's a dumb civilization. But I gave my children a break, because I'm a lover of children. Well, I've got to go now." He then tried to leave, but not before trying to steal a pocketful of rubberbands. Harris became enraged when detectives later attempted to question him regarding the rituals and practices of his cult. He refused to answer, saying only that he was "going to kill lots of Christians." Police discovered Harris had belonged to a breakaway cult, based on Voodoo and Islam. The leader of this cult was Ugan Alie, who claimed he was "God of the Asiatic Nation". As Detectives Oscar Berry and Charles W. Snyder tracked down and investigated the ramifications of the cult's worship, they confessed themselves "amazed at the number of Negroes apparently enmeshed by the religion". A registry book was discovered which had 8,000 names and addresses in it. Meeting places which for many years had been thought to have been no more than fraternal lodges, were discovered to have been "temples" where "susceptible individuals are incited to kill 'devils' in the hope of attaining heavenly forgiveness and reward." Farad told police Alie and Harris had "apparently misunderstood my teachings." Although Farad admitted the precepts of the Order command the death penalty for persons who "disturb the peace of our temples" he said, human sacrifices were not tolerated.

Police later determined people had been backed into joining the cult through pressure by other members, and were unaware of the groups dangerous ideas. In the days that followed, police were tipped off by an infomant of another member of the cult who planned to kill his own son in a ritual similar to the one Harris had carried out. The man apparently found out and fled before police could question him. Several other people told police they had been threatened by members of the cult, including one woman who told her employer 3 male members had made threats to her on her front porch. Another man came forward and said Harris had threatened him the day before the Smith killing, and said "now is the time for Crucifixings". The cult supposedly had a "hit list" of many Detroit city leaders who were to be killed as well as international figures like King of England. Leaders of the Detroit's Negro community began a drive to stamp out the Voodoo-Muslim hybrid cult. Rev. J.D. Howell of Stephen's African Methodist Episcopal Church denounced the cult (as well as all Muslims) in a series of sermons and called for an inter-racial commission to be formed for the purpose of driving the cult out. With mounting pressure from the media and both black and white community leaders, membership in the cult seemed to evaporate. Harris was deemed insane and spent the rest of his life in an asylum.


1929 Detroit, Michigan Theosophist Benjamo Evangelista., his wife and four kids were all found murdered in their home on St. Aubin Avenue, killed by an ax murderer. A single fingerprint in blood, which was found on the door knob of the Evangelista home, was the only clue the slayer left. The print has not been matched to any in police records. Evangelista had a ritual chamber in his house, with weird occult figures dangeling on strings. Evangelista had been working for years writing an occult book manuscript with the catchy title The Oldest History of The World , Discovered by Occult Science In Detroit, Michigan. The main suspect for the killing was Evangelista’s old pal in the occult, Aurelius Angelino Like Evangelista, Angelino, was obsessed with the occult. While Angelino lived in Pennsylvania, he and Evangelista often performed rituals together. In 1919, Angelino went bezerk and killed his two children with an ax, and was sent to a mental asylum. In 1923 he escaped, and was never seen again. Some think he paid a visit to a friend, and that the murders were all occult related.


1928 York County, PA John Blymire, John Curry, and Milton J. Hess all believed they had been hexed, due to some unhappy circumstances in the lives of each. Blymire had recently lost a son, Curry was a 14 y.o. in an abusive home, and Hess had crop failure on his farm. All three sought the advice of a local witch, who named a local "hexmeister" named Nelson D. Rehmeyer. Pennsylvania Germans believed in a magic that was not a religion, nor "European Pagan Shamanism" nor a system of worship, and has no connection to Wicca, even though some occultists have tried to falsely make these claims. The witch told the trio to break the hexes they would have to either obtain a lock of Rehmeyer's hair or his copy of a commercially published occult book titled "The Long Lost Friend". Blymire was also a hexmeister and also owned a copy of the book. The trio drove to Rehmeyer's house where they confronted him. A fight ensued, and Rehmeyer was slain. They were arrested for the murder. At the trial the judge refused to allow any reference to witchcraft be made. Blymire and Curry were given life in prison and Wilbert was given 10 to 20 years. In 1934, Hess and Curry were paroled and lived quiet lives in the York area. Curry became an artist and died in 1962. Blymire was finally paroled in 1953, returned to York and worked as a janitor. Their superstitous belief in hexes took many years of their freedom away.

1913 Pinar Del Rio, Cuba A 6 y.o. girl is murdered as part of a Santeria type ritual. Jose De La Cruz and Eugenio Cardenas are arrested for the murder. The pair claimed they were only trying to draw some blood from the girl to cure a sick woman, and that they had the girl's parents permission. The girl was at first tied up, but escaped fled and her attackers. The two men decided to use gun powder to casue an explosion to then draw blood since the girl was afraid of the knife, but they used too much and killed her.

1912 Barcelona, Spain Brujare (witch) Marti Enriqueti was condemned to death and executed for the kidnapping and killing of six local children. Eriqueti rendered down the remains of the children for use in expensive “love potions” she sold to clients. Police raided her home and found a little girl named Angelita, who would have been victim number seven. Angelia told police the witch had kidnapped her, and forced her to eat a cannibal meal consisting of the remains of a previous victim. Confronted with overwhelming evidence and the little girls testimony, Enriqueti confessed to the crimes. So much for those stories about witches stealing babies and eating them, huh?

1911-1912, Lousiana and Texas A series of ax murders took place in Louisiana and Texas. The first attack took place in Rayne, LA in Jan. of 1911, involving a mother and her 3 children being hacked to death in bed. In Feb.,the Buyers family was hacked to death in nearby Crowley, LA (bodycount, 3). Later all 5 members of a Texas family, the Cassaways, were hacked to death in April. The next murder was in Louisiana again, the Norbert Randal family was killed in LaFayete, LA in Nov. (Body count 6) In Jan. 19th, 1912, a woman and three children were killed in Crowley. 2 days later in nearby Lake Charles, all 5 members of the Charles Broussard family were slain. In Baeumont. TX, a woman and her 3 children were slain. On 4-11-12, The victims were usually light skinned blacks or mulattos, and always murdered in their sleep, with rape or robbery not being the motives. A note with quasi-religious language was left behind at the Broussard murder. Rev. King Harris of the “Sacrifice Church” was arrested and questioned by police. King had been in town holding a revival of sorts during the day of the Randal murders. The Sacrifice Church had ties to several Voodoo cults in New Orleans. Voodooists often combine Voodoo with Christian rituals and symbolism. Sacrifice Church member Clementine Bernabet was questioned by police, and eventually confessed to the early crimes. She said that she other members had been given a charm called a “canja”, that would allow them to do anything without being detected. Police didn’t buy her story for some reason, and she was not prosecuted. Police noted the killer followed the rail road, suggesting it was someone who worked on a train. After some more killings, in San Antonio, TX, in August, the killer missed his mark, and struck Mrs. James Dashiell in the shoulder. Her screams awoke the household, and caused the killer to flee. Dashiell and her family survived. The killings ceased, and shortly afterwards coincidentally, the Sacrifice Church was disbanded. The police were never able to get a solid lead in the killings to charge someone, and no suspect ever stood trial. Body count: 49 including women and children.


1903 Havana Cuba A girl is sacrificed as part of a ritual by a Palo Mayombe cult.The story even reached American newspapers. Like Abaqa, Palo Mayombe also practices ritual sacrifice. Sometimes members of the Abaqa cult will claim to be Paleros, so it's possible the deed was committed by an Abaqa group.


1901 London, England Frank Jackson, alias Jesus Christ and Editha Jackson, alias Laura Horos ,Mrs. Diss Dabar, Angel Anna, and Swami Viva Ananda stand trial for the rape of a woman as part of an occult ritual. Vera Corysdale claimed that Frank and Eidtha had drugged her and hypnotized her each day for a period of several days. In her helpless state, Frank had proceeded to rape her as part of her “initiation ritual”. Under oath Corysdale told a shocked London court that Frank had claimed he was Jesus Christ, and that having sex with him wasn’t a sin but “an act of piety”. Furthermore, any illegitimate children that might be accidently born would be “Divine”. Editha had been introduced to the Golden Dawn as "Anna Sprengel", Samuel Mather's ficticious contact who supposeldy lived in Germany. Jackson appeared at a time when Mathers influence over the group was waning, and no doubt he enlisted the aid of Jackson to bloster his ludicrous claims. Mathers claimed he had been duped by Jackson as well, although he must have known full well Anna Sprengel wasn't real, so it sounds unlikely. The pair were intiated into the Golden Dawn by Mathers (odd thing for Mathers to do if she had been the one to grant Mathers a charter for the Golden Dawn in 1888 in the first place!), and later stole books containing the order's rituals for use in the Theocratic Union occult order they later created. Their connection to the Golden Dawn tainted the order's reputation, making it a laughing stock of British newspapers, and contributed in part to it's downfall. Frank received 15 years in prison for rape and Editha received 7 years as an acessory. Frank died in obscurity after his release from prison. Editha settled in Mississippi and resumed being a fortune teller until she died a few years later. (The Golden Dawn Scrapbook by R.A. Gilbert, website about Editha Jackson )

1900 The Phillipines, Six non-Christian Phillipinos were sentenced to death for the murder of a woman they believed had occult powers. They were convinced the woman had killed a neighbors child with a magic spell. They broke into the house of Victor Pere and took he and his wife forcibly to the Lanay River where his wife was murdered. Victor managed to escape and contacted the police. Although all six men were sentence to death, a Christian named Douglas MacArthur (yes, that Douglas MacArthur!) intervened and got the sentences commuted to 20 years, due to the “blind superstition” of the accused. Belief in the power of witchcraft is indeed superstition. (Friday, December 28, 1900 Waterloo, Iowa The Semi-Weekly Waterloo Courier)



10-03-2012, 03:32 AM
(NOTE: Wicca isn't Satanism and Wiccans don't believe in Satan. Since I know this, thanks for not emailing me and telling me what I already know.)

How The Wiccans Try To Hijack Joan of Arc Perhaps the most blatant falsification occurs in the sections on Joan of Arc. They stem from the writings of a quack anthropologist named Margret Murray. Murray lived to be 100 and it is said she claimed to be a witch herself in her final years. She had been initiated into Gerald Gardner's coven in her final years. It seems claiming to be a Wiccan must have fulfilled some kind of life long fantasy for the old gal. At any rate, it shows she had an axe to grind, which explains why she would falsify her data. Murray's ridiculous books were published in the 1920's and became widely read among occultists. Soon, people began forming witch-cults of their own based on Murray's books. These groups were the forerunners of Gerald Gardner's Wicca covens. They became a sort of a proto-Wicca.When Murray was finally initiated into Gardner's nudie (or "skyclad") coven, it was her delusion coming full circle!

Murray claims Joan of Arc, executed for witchcraft, really was one of these “Dianic witches”. The first problem with this is Joan of Arc wasn’t executed for witchcraft, she was killed for heresy (and even then, it was a trumped up charge). In order to try to link Joan of Arc to witchcraft, Murray made the claim that St. Joan is never recorded as having used the phrase "Our Lord" in the original language of the condemnation trial transcript, and never identified "the King of Heaven" as Jesus Christ. Both of these claims are lies. In fact, in all of the five early copies of the trial transcripts do quote her as saying "Nostre Seigneur" in the medieval French which means"Our Lord"! In the first set of charges there is a copy of a letter in which Joan of Arc places the names "Jesus" and "Mary" at the top. Joan of Arc also identifies the King of Heaven as "the son of Saint Mary", or in other words, Jesus Christ. In another set of letters, one of these, dated July 17, 1429, contains the phrase "King Jesus, the King of Heaven".

Another one dated two weeks earlier makes another reference to "King Jesus" Yet another, dated March 23, 1430, threatens to lead a crusading army against a group called the Hussites unless they return to orthodox Roman Catholicism, which Joan describes as,"the original Light". This hardly seems to be the words of a Pagan or witch! Murray claimed to have read all these documents. Scholars today have determined either Murray lied about reading them, or she read them and then lied about what they contained.. Murray like Leland before her, mentions Diana being worshiped by her fictitious witch-cult. A Roman Catholic Bishop noted in an Edict called Canon Episcopi that some people claiming to have practiced witchcraft had stated that “they flew with the goddess Diana”. From this document Murray and Leland have created a goddess worshiping witch-cult. Canon Epscopi, rather than mentioning some kind of condemnation on Goddess worshipers, instead warns Christians not to believe in witchcraft because the stories of flying witches flying through the night air and such are (obviously) fantasy. It’s certain the Roman Catholic clergy would have recognized a sect of goddess worshipers and would have called them such had one been in their midst. Why then is there no mention of a cult of Diana worshipers, or worshipers of any goddess for that matter? Because there wasn’t one. The Roman Catholic church would have mentioned such a cult., had one existed. But why did the alleged witches mention Diana? One reason could be because there probably existed some spells that contained the name Diana in them, and this could be why Diana's name is mentioned in Canon Episcopi. If Stephen Flowers can mentions in his book Gaderbok, An Icelandic Grimorie that in North Carolina in the 1970's, a woman turned up who used the names of "Jesus, God, and Thor" in a healing prayer...assuming the story can be believed. The woman was not an Odinist, and considered herself a Christian (although she obviously had some strange ideas). The name of "Thor" in the prayer is a throwback to when her ancestors worshiped Thor. It could be these women knew Diana’s name from a spell that had survived. But more likely, these women repeated the name Diana because they heard it mentioned at church.

Even though no one outside the clergy owned a Bible before the invention of the printing press, the scriptures were read allowed in church during services. The worship of Diana is specifically denounced in the Bible, in the book of Acts. Act 19:24-27

"For there was a certain man named Demetrius, a silver-worker, who made silver boxes for the images of Diana, and gave no small profit to the workmen;Whom he got together, with other workmen of the same trade, and said to them, Men, it is clear that from this business we get our wealth.And you see, for it has come to your ears, that not only at Ephesus, but almost all through Asia, this Paul has been teaching numbers of people and turning them away, saying that those are not gods who are made by men's hands: And there is danger, not only that our trade may be damaged in the opinion of men, but that the holy place of the great goddess Diana may be no longer honored, and that she to whom all Asia and the world give worship, will be put down from her high position."

Let’s remember that Gnostic thinking inverts and perverts what Orthodox Christian thinking holds to be true. It is probably no coincidence that people wanting to practice witchcraft would call on Diana, because the Bible is against it. If goddess worship is an indicator of Witchcraft, then Joan of Arc certainly does NOT seem guilty of being a Wiccan or witch.. English documents leave little room for doubt as to the actual motive behind her trial. There are still in existence financial records proving that the English government paid and summoned the judges and assessors from people loyal to the King of England.

Although the chief judge, Pierre Cauchon, was French, he was a salaried official of the English occupation government and appointed Bishop through secular patrons. The records of eyewitnesses repeatedly say Joan of Arc was prosecuted for heresy solely because the English wanted to exact revenge for her army's victories against them. Even Joan's judges dropped the charges of witchcraft before the final set of 12 articles were drawn up. Contrary to Murray's claims, she had the support of most of the other clergy throughout Europe, such as Jacques Gelu (Archbishop of Embrun), Jean Gerson, and others. Her friend Pierronne was executed by the same pro-English faction - not for witchcraft (which was never included in the charges) but merely for having stated that Joan was a devout Christian, which angered the English and their allies. Murray consistently makes ridiculous statements founded on a frivolous things such as Joan's name, stating "Joan" is a Witch name. Joan was probably the most common female name during that time period from the records that we have from that period, not just among "witches". It would be like saying a Mexican named "Jesus" must be the Christ returned based solely on his name, or everyone named “Adolph” must therefore be a Nazi.

Another example of Murray's fabrications is how she deliberately twists statements made by Joan of Arc into something they were not. For instance, in the surviving documents, Joan made fun of Friar Sequin's accent as a a harmless bit of humor, and traditionally historians have viewed it as such. Sequin himself must not have been offended by her joke, since he approved her, and even declared that she was sent by God. Murray however misinterprets Joan's quotes to Friar Sequin to pretend that her comments showed "contempt for the clergy"! Like Leland, she wanted to find her witch cult very badly. The Roman Catholic Church used the term "Maiden" ("La Pucelle" - "virgin") when it canonized Joan of Arc as a "Holy Maiden". It is a standard Roman Catholic category for female saints. However, once again Murray takes a leap off the deep end and claims that the term could have "no other meaning" than a Pagan identification! Murray seems to completely disregard Joan's own explanation that she had promised her saints to keep her virginity, which made her a maiden, NOT because she was some sort of a member of an underground Pagan cult!

Joan of Arc was a person who had a sincere belief of the Christian faith of her day. She was falsely accused and killed for political reasons. For Margaret Murray to make these outrages claims is to slander the memory of a great Christian martyr. Christians everywhere should be outraged at the allegation! In another instance in her book, Murray claims Gilles de Rais was also a witch and a close associate of Joan of Arc. Rais was also known as "Bluebeard", because of the bluish-grey tint to his beard. The documents concerning Joan of Arc barely make any mention him, and are hardly evidence of being a close associate. Rais was likewise never accused of being a member of a Pagan group. The charges brought against him revolved around the murder of large numbers of children., which is why even to this day child killers are sometimes called "Bluebeards". Rais said he had sacrificed children on the command of a "demon" named "Barron". This is sounds more like what we today would call a 'Satanic cult", not a Pagan religion. Even though Ba'al and Molech worship involved infant sacrifice, there was no evidence to suggest that these cults ever existed in France. Furthermore, there is no evidence to suggest Rais was a member of some kind of surviving cult of either of these false gods. More than likely, Rais was a serial killer not unlike David Berkowitz or John Wayne Gasey, not a "Satanist" at all. In many cases murderers claim they were compelled to kill by voices in their heads, like Rais claiming a demon told him to kill. Rais himself, as the evidence also proves, said that he didn't adopt this mentality until some point after Joan's death. Joan of Arc had nothing to do with the child murders of Rais, just as she had nothing to do with the later treason committed by another of her commanders, Duke Jean II d'Alencon. In fact, many eyewitnesses confirmed that she tried to force all of her commanders to "live as good Catholics" while she was with them.

The Real Joan Of Arc
The real Joan of Arc was a woman who was deeply sincere in her beliefs. She was not a Wiccan, Pagan, or sorceress. She was a sincere Christian. Joan was killed for her beliefs for political reasons, not because she was a "witch". She could not have possible have been a Wiccan since Wicca was not created until 1954. To try to slander Joan by calling her a Pagan, throwing away the faith she held so dearly she died for, is to burn her at the stake once again!

10-03-2012, 03:34 AM
"...Druids standing charismatically within the Stonehenge horseshoe became a compelling magnet for many a psychological misfit and lonely crank..."

--The Druids by Stuart Piggot (not Peter Ellis, as one viewer insisted), PG 23

Even though Wiccans make up the majority of the Neopagan movement, I feel I should also mention the ancient Druids and the modern "Neodruids". No doubt you have heard of the Druids. Druids are often confused with Satanism and Wicca. Perhaps one reason is Satanists have claimed some kind of link to the Druids and used titles like "Druid" when conferring degrees of membership in some Satanic groups. The one man show calling himself "The Continental Association For Satan’s Hope" of the 1980's claimed a connection to the Druids of ancient Britain that was just as phony as the rest of their claims. Some Wiccan groups too, confer the title Druid upon reaching a certain level. Gavin and Yvonne Frost, for instance, used to claim they were "Arch-Druids". But Wicca actually has no connection at all to the Druids of ancient Britain. The religion of the Druids has little resemblance to Wicca or Satanism, from what little we know of it. . There are also groups calling themselves "Druidic Wiccans", combining romantic ideas of Druidism (along with lots of imagination and borrowing from other sources) with Wicca. This will only further confuse the two. Wicca was created (and is still being created) in the first part of the 20th century A.D., whereas the Druids actually existed in ancient times. So while Wicca pretends to be an ancient religion, Druidism was...but has been long since abandoned.

Today there is a flood of psuedo-Celtic occult malarkey on the market. There are books about Merlin, Druids, Arthur and the Holy Grail, none of which are based in reality.The Book The 21 Lessons of Merlin could have no more been written by Merlin than Soupy Sales. But Lewellyn, the culprit responsible for a good portion of these Celtic forgeries, continues to crank it out. There is really not that much known about the actual words said in the rituals of Druids, and what we do know about their rituals from contemporary sources is not very flattering. These so-called "Celtic wisdom" books are neither. Most of the material is simply made up or borrowed from other occult sources, such as European occultism, New Age, and Wicca. In 1988 Lewellyn published a book called The Celtic Tree Oracle: A System of divination by Colin and Liz Murray. The book makes the bold assertion that Druids used the Ogham alphabet for magic inscriptions and fortunetelling dating from 600 B.C. The truth is, no one knows if the Druids used Ogahm for fortunetelling and magic, and if so, how it was done.

Commenting on that book, Peter Berresford Ellis says this on speculating about Celtic culture "...one can only do so from a basis of what is known, and not from what one would wish to know. There is simply no evidence that Ogham was used prior to the third or fourth centuries A.D. as much as one would like to find records from 600 B.C." [ SOURCE The Druids, pg 279] Ogham is in fact, a gift of Christian missionaries to the Druids of the British Isles, who were illiterate. Some Druids on the European continent seem to have used the Greek alphabet. We have few records about the Druids, because the Celts abandoned the Druid religion.

In fact, all one has to do is slap a Celtic label on anything to suddenly make it Pagan. Author Peter Berrresford Ellis once attended a lecture billed as "Celtic Astrology", only to find out it was about Crop Circles. After the lecture, the presenter admitted he called it "Celtic" just to get a bigger audience. The very word "Celtic" conjures up images of a carefree time before Christianity, with an esoteric wisdom stretching back to the dawn of time. There are lots of companies wanting to cash in on doe eyed Celitphiles with cash, and these companies crank out all kinds of books, spell kits, CD’s, and even Tarot decks to satisfy the demand. Most of what is called "Celtic tradition" should be called "American imagination".

The British, among others, have romanticized the Druids, and this certainly does not help things. Much of the writings of Druids from the 1700's on or so ranges from theory and speculation, to outright forgery. An example of this type of romanticizing in it’s most extreme form is a spurious apocryphal "missing" 29th chapter to the book of Acts which says in verse 13.

"And it shall come to pass that certain of the Druids came unto Paul privately, and showed by their rites and ceremonies that they were descended from Jews which escaped from bondage in the land of Egypt, and the Apostle believed these things, and he gave them the kiss of peace."

This is so obviously a fake, and anyone could see why. Paul would have never embraced the Druid worship of Pagan gods and human sacrifice, and the work is no doubt the product of 19th century "British Israelite" types desperate to establish a link between the Celts and the Israelites. I have to wonder what the forger of this verse was thinking when he wrote it when he wrote of how Paul saw a similarity between the Jews and the Druids. Was it the human sacrifice, or the worship of oak trees that convinced him??? No one with any common sense takes this forgery seriously.
So Who Were The Druids Really?

The Druids served three functions in Celt society; as teachers of traditions, as lawgivers and settlers of disputes, and as calender makers. It is possible the stories of the legendary sorcerer Merlin is based on an actual 8th century B.C. Druid. (AR)

Like Wiccans, Druids are often confused with Satanists. And of course, the Druidism of today, like Wicca, involves some history revision as well. What we know about Druids is sketchy, and mostly from the pre-Christian (i.e. Pagan) sources. Since the Druids were illiterate until Christian missionaries educated them in Ireland, they left no written record.

We do have some accounts of the Druids from contemporary sources. These descriptions come from the Romans and the Greeks. Because of romanticizing of Celt/Druid culture by modern writers, much of these writings are being dismissed. The general take of the Celts by the Romans and Greeks seem to be that the Celts were tough, fearless, illiterate, usually drunk, and had considered human life cheap. They were said to be formidable foes in battle. Sometimes one Celt soldier would throw himself on the spear of an enemy, sacrificing himself so another Celt could kill the enemy.

The Druids were the Priestly cast of the Celtic peoples. We usually think of Druids as being located in the British Isles, but they also inhabited Gaul, and could just as easily be identified with the French. In fact the Celtic territory stretched all the way to modern day Turkey and the Ukraine at it’s height, around 475 B.C. We know little about the Druids, because they were illiterate. It wasn’t until the arrival of Christian missionaries that the Celts developed an alphabet. It was a primitive script, consisting of marks made on a straight line. They did seem to possess the ability to make calenders, like many primitive people at that time did. The Aztecs and Mayans for instance, made even better Calendars than the Druids, left no written record, and were even more bloodthirsty in their sacrifices. Druid traditions were transmitted orally. What little bit of information we do have on the Druids was preserved by the Christian missionary, St. Patrick. Ironically, Patrick is considered somewhat of a villain by Neodruid types nowadays. Had it not been for Patrick, we would know of even less of the Druids.

The word Celt can mean many different things. It can mean a group of peoples who spoken the Celtic Language or their descendants. It can mean the people of prehistoric Europe who shared some common cultural traits. The term 'Celtic nations' usually describes Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall, the Isle of Man and England, but France and Spain were Celtic as well. The British Isles today are populated mostly of decedents from Celtic people, according to modern DNA tests.

Did The Druids Build Stonehenge?

The Druids were the ancient priests and priestesses and the judicial class of the ancient Celts. Stonehenge was already ancient when the Druid religion came along. That is not to say it wasn’t built by Celts, but that the Druid religion probably didn’t exist yet when it was built. In ancient times the Celts probably practiced a religion when knowledge of the sun’s position was important, since they did not understand the sun was basically just a big ball of fire, not a god. Commenting on Stonehenge, Ronald says, "To sum it up, it is clear that at particular times and places in British and Irish prehistory the cardinal points of the sun, and particularly the winter solstice, had considerable ritual importance. None the less, the vast majority of prehistoric monuments do not relate to any of them, so that no overall or enduring pattern of cult can be detected. Furthermore, a considerable gulf separates all these monuments from the pre-Roman British Iron Age, not one of the temples yet has been found to have possessed a significant solar alignment." [Stations of the Sun by Ronald Hutton, page 5] There is also much evidence to suggest Greek influence of Stonehenge in it’s building. Did the Druids build Stonehenge? It’s very unlikely they would have had the knowledge or skills to do so. In any case, Stonehenge was not part of a wide spread solar cult.

There is also no evidence to suggest the Druids actually performed any religious rituals there. This is due in part by a book published around 1742 by Dr. William Stuckley. Stuckley based this idea from an unpublished manuscript he read by another historian named Aubrey(?) But Stuckley took Aubrey’s mere suggestion and ran with it as though it were fact. Commenting on a Stonhenge/Druid connection, author and historian Sturat Piggot said:

" The association of the monument and the priesthood has become so established a piece of English folklore that it is forgotten that it’s origins lie no earlier than the late seventeenth century..." (The Druids, Page 88)

There were of course, many legends surrounding the monument at Salisbury. One unlikely legend was that Merlin no less had transported the stones from Ireland by magic as a memorial to slain English nobles. (Op cite Pg 88) . The legends of Druids using Stonehenge are simply one of may legends about the stones. More than likely, the cite was abandoned by the time the Celts began practicing Druidism. The eye witness accounts of Caesar and Strabo make no mention of Stonehenge being used by the Druids. Nor do the later writings of St. Patrick mention a connection between the Druids and Stonehenge. Nevertheless, if you see a book or website about the Druids, it will probably have a picture of Stonehenge on it. What is even less unlikely is a connection to Wicca and Stonehenge since Wicca didn’t exist until 1939 A.D. at the earliest.

The Druid Religion

Ancient Druidism involved the worship and veneration of heads or skulls, fire worship, worship of oak trees, and human sacrifice. It was barbaric, uncivilized, and far from containing anything scientific or progressive as modern Neodruids would have you think. Skulls seem to have been a particular fascination for the Druids, as it was for primitive "headhunter" tribes in the rainforest and elsewhere. It wasn’t uncommon for Celt building to have depictions of human skulls and skeletons displayed. At Roquepertuse in France, a Celtic sanctuary dating from the 3rd Century B.C. was discovered with niches in the pillars with actual human skulls still in them. The threshold of a Celt building dating from before 123 B.C. was discovered at Entremont, Provence, and is decorated with carvings depicted severed human heads and also contains niches for actual human skulls.(1) Here is an eyewitness description of the barbaric headhunting practices of the ancient Celts:

"They cut of the heads of enemies slain in battle and attach them to the necks of their horses. The blood-stained spoils they hand over to their attendants and carry off as booty, while striking up a paean and singing a song of victory; and they nail up these first fruits upon their houses, just as do those who lay low wild animals in certain kinds of hunting. They embalm in cedar oil the heads of the most distinguished enemies, and preserve them carefully in a chest, and display them with pride to strangers, saying that for this head one of their ancestors, or his father, or the man himself, refused the offer of a large sum of money. They say that some of them boast that they refused the weight of the head in gold; thus displaying what is only a barbarous kind of magnanimity, for it is not a sign of nobility to refrain from selling the proofs of one's valour. It is rather true that it is bestial to continue one's hostility against a slain fellow man."

(from Diodorus Siculus, History 1st. Century A.D.)

The First British Rock Idols

When we hear about British rock idols today, we might think about Def Leppard (or someone more recent if you're not as ancient as I am). The Celts had a different kind of rock idol in Druid times. They didn't have any hits and you couldn't get an autograph from one. Large stones seem to have been particularly fascinating for the Druids. There are many accounts of the Druids holding large stones to be objects of worship. Herodian noted that at a Druid sun temple of Emasa near Tyre, "There is no image, as among the Greeks and Romans, to represent the gods, but an exceeding large stone, round at the bottom, and terminating in a point, of conical form, and black color" An account of a a Druid temple called Magh-slecht was named so from an idol worshiped there, named Crom-cruiath. It was described in an old manuscript as "A stone capped with gold, about which stand twelve other rough stones." Like many primitive people, the Celts worshiped stones in a form of animism, believing they were gods. They weren't, they were just stones. Some later writers balked at the idea of Druids worshiping stone idols because the practice seems so ignorant and primitive, The earliest eyewitness accounts have this to be the case. There have been many large standing stones found throughout the British Iles which remain to this day.

There were also carved images worshiped by the Celts as well. There were some later writers who attempted to make the Druids into something they weren't, and claimed the Druids had no idols. French writer Jean Reynauld , for instance, claimed the Gauls (Celts) had no graven images of any sort. Certainly this contradicts discoveries to the contrary, including a bowl with Cernunnos on it discovered in France. A description of Celt idol worship is recorded in Folly of Pilgrimage about a wooden idol carved and painted like a woman, kept in the house of the O'Herleby family in Barleyvourney, Cork County. People desperate to be cured of illness sometimes sent for it, not unlike how people of today fall for quack cancer cures. Richardson noted that the superstitous cult would sacrficed live sheep to the idol. In Neal Park, Mayo County, Ireland were discovered two idols, one carevd like a lion, the other like a goat. This is what Celtic "magic" is about; idol worship, animal sacrifices to wooden images, and worship of rocks. No slick glossy books from Llewellyn, no tarot cards, no meditating with crystals.

Yikes! Snakes!

Much is written by later writers about the Druids and serpent worship, but like most think about the Druids, isn't true. Apparently this story arose due to the legend of St. Patrick driving all the snakes out of Ireland. This story is just folklore, and shouldn't be taken seriously. Patrick never mentions driving the snakes out of Ireland in his surviving writings. It is true thre are no snakes in Ireland, not even today, but this is because Ireland has a climate too cold for snakes. The story about St. Patrick and the snakes arose probably to explain why there were no snakes in Ireland. Later writers who romanticized the Druids claimed that snakes were a symbol of the Druids, and that the story arose symbolizing St. Patrick's triumph over Paganism. Oblong glass spheres supposedly worn by Druids were turned into "crystals shaped like serpent's eggs" by writers. It's possible Druids in other countries knew about snakes, but not in Ireland. The Druids were associated with trees more than anything, not snakes. The Irish Druids probably had no idea what a snake even was! So neither the story about St. Patrick driving out the snakes, is true, nor the idea that the story was created as "Christian propaganda" to symbolize St. Patrick's defeat of Druid power true either.

Fire, Trees, and Severed Heads

The Celtic headhunters venerated the image of the severed head as a continuing source of spiritual power. Severed heads were venerated by the Celts like an idol. The Druids believed the head was where the soul was located, so the head of an enemy killed in battle was even more lucky.

Fire was considered sacred by the Druids, and on certain Druid holidays, only the Druids themselves, not the common folk, were allowed to make fire. The Druids charged the people money for fire on these "holy nights". Anyone caught making fire on their own was put to death. Some of these superstitions about fire carried over into modern times. Since having fire could literally mean the difference between life and death sometimes, the people were at the Druid’s mercy. During the middle ages, it has been noted that superstitious people believed a person taking fire from someone’s house on the summer equinox would get power over the family inside. The belief grew out of this superstition that if someone requested fire from someone’s house on that night, they must have been a witch. So it was the carryover of this superstition from Pagan times that got people accused of witchcraft. There is no belief in the Christian faith about taking fire from someone’s house giving power over that household.

Like many ancient cultures, the Celts practiced ritual murder as well. Methods of human sacrifice also include strangling and ritual drowning as well, and also burning the victims alive. The Romans were also guilty of this practice, but at the time they conquered the British Isles, the practice had been outlawed within the Empire. The Romans seem to have been genuinely horrified by the things they witness the Celts do. The ancient Celts seemed to treat life cheap. People could be executed in a most cruel manner just for the purpose of fortune telling! Their method involved the ritual murder of a victim chosen in advance. The death throes were interpreted by the superstitious Druids as omens of the future.

Trees were also thought to have certain magical powers. Druids are traditionally associated with oak trees. However some to think the rowan tree may have been utilized more by Druids than the oak. A few historians think that the word Druid itself could be derived from "knowledge of the tree". Use of trees in magic is found in all cultures, and among all primitive peoples.

Mistletoe growing on an oak tree seemed to be of particular importance to Druids. The superstitious Druids though mistletoe growing on oak trees sacred, because it seldom grows on them. A detailed account of a Druid ceremony involving harvesting mistletoe comes from the Roman historian Pliny. It seems the ceremony would take place after someone spotted mistletoe growing on the side of an oak tree, apparently determined to be a "magic" occurrence by the superstitious Druids. Then a time for the ritual would be chosen, six days after the new moon. A feast was made, and also the sacrifice of two white bulls. A Druid in a white robe climbed up the oak tree and cut the mistletoe with a golden sickle (more likely, it was bronze). The mistletoe fell onto a white cloak.(2) Neodruids and Wiccans are quick to claim the use of mistletoe and evergreens in decoration at Christmas time is a carryover from Druid times.They even claim that kissing under the mistletoe is the remnants of an ancient Druid fertility custom. But the Druids harvested the mistletoe growing on oak whenever during the year they happened to find it. It wasn’t an annual thing. Also, the practice of decorating houses and churches with mistletoe at Christmas time didn’t come into vogue in England until the 17th century. The kissing part came a century later, and was not an ancient custom. Hopefully mouthwash was invented somewhere in between. Why did Christians use evergreens to decorate their houses and churches during the Christmas season? Ronald Hutton notes "Certainly there appears to have been no sense in this period that either plant [holly or mistletoe] was chosen for arcane properties. It was the custom to fill buildings with greenery for any celebrations.."(t) and ivy, holly, mistletoe, and cedar happened to be the only thing green during the winter. So there you have it!. The real explanations for these things is not always so mystical. People just wanted a little greenery. It’s the same reason we have potted plants.

The Druids practiced ritualistic drowning of victims, the practice of which has been found depicted on Celtic water pots. A method of execution involving fire was to haul the victim (usually a condemned prisoner) up in a large wicker basket and then the basket was set on fire, burning the victim alive. Another variation was to build a giant hollow statue of a man made out of wicker and then burn the victims inside alive, as in the 1970's horror movie The Wicker Man.. The statue was large enough to contain several victims, and included both human and animal sacrifices. Both Strabo and Caesar wrote accounts of this practice, so there can be no doubt it actually happened. The Druid methods of human sacrifice seemed to horrify even the Romans, who set out to put an end to the practice...although in reality they were probably just as cruel as the Celts were. Officially at the time of the British conquest, human sacrifice had been outlawed in Rome, but barbaric practices of the gladiators continues, and cases of human sacrifice were recorded later on anyway. So it was a case of the pot calling the cauldron black! It seemed if there was any killing going on, the Romans wanted to be doing it.

The ancient Celts held a triune deity as their primary god (a god, not a "triple goddess")[need name of triple god. And wasn’t there a triple goddess?]. It is believed they had a view of an afterlife known as the "transmigration of souls" which means they believed at death a person’s soul went into the body of a living person. This is not the same thing as reincarnation, which teaches a person’s soul enters a newborn baby or a newborn animal. Caesar wrote that the Druids believed at death the soul did not die but "pass from one to another". Roman historian Strabo wrote that Druids believed the soul usually did not die with the body, but sometimes "fire and water may prevail" . By historian Mela’s account, Druids also believed in an afterlife "in the infernal regions". (3) So Druidism, like all the ancient Pagan religions, had no clear definition of the afterlife, nor did they promise a happy afterlife. Death was must have been a terrifying event for the Druid, fearing a life in the infernal regions, or being put into the body of a slave.

The practice of human sacrifice seems to have been abandoned, or else pretty rare by the time of St. Patrick, because it isn't mentioned in any of his writings that have survived. For the most part, the Druids of today have practically no resemblance to the Druids of ancient Britain, and they have not at this writing resurrected the ancient Druid practice of human sacrifice, nor seem to have any plans to do so, thank goodness.

The Romans Enter The Picture

The various Celtic people were the dominant people in what is now Western and Central Europe. These Celts were eventually conquered by the Roamn Empire. When the Romans arrived on the shores of England, the Druids were shouting magic spells and curses to stop them...which didn't work. It seems they have something in common with modern Druids, because their spells don't work either!

Through the centuries, Germanic invaders pushed the Celts further west. The Germanic tribes had been pushed out from the Russian Steppes by barbarian tribes such as the Mongols and Huns. The German speaking tribes conquered what is today Britain, Spain, and France after the fall of the Roman Empire.


Modern day Neodruids celebrate the same eight holidays as do other Neopagans, but give them different names. The holidays the ancient Druids observed on the other hand, are actually quite different. Even though the Druids were considered expert calendar makers, they did not figure the first days of seasons as equinoxes and solcitices. On doing research on the origins of the Druids, Ronald Hutton discovered that the idea of the equinoxes and solctiices marking the first day of a new season did not come about until around the 19th century in the U.S.A. .The first day of spring was celebrated somewhere around February 2nd, not March 30th. New Years Day was celebrated In January 1st like the Greeks and Romans. The first day of the Celtic New Year was not Nov. 1st. Samhain was probably celebrated around the end of October, however, just as modern Neopagan groups do. There is evidence Yule was celebrated in October by the Celts. The holidays weren’t universal, and not on a precise calendar as Neopagans would have us believe.


There have been groups calling themselves "Druid" for a couple of hundred years now. Originally, these groups did this sort of like a historical re-enactment, not unlike the Renaissance festivals or Civil War re-enactments of today. However, there have been those types that did it with the intent of re-creating an ancient Pagan religion. No doubt, some of both kinds of Neodruid find there way into the other’s camp. Here are some of those groups and individuals :

Welsh Bard Group A stone mason named from Glamorganshire named Edward Williams born in 1747 created this group He created much of the misinformation surrounding the Druids. In 1770 he created the Welsh Bard Group. Edwards is best known by the name Iolo Morganwg or Iolo Glamorgan. Edwards forged documents claiming an unbroken link to the ancient Druids. Because of faulty scholarship, he got away with it with for a long time, even after his death. In fact, it wouldn’t be until the late 20th Century that Edwards lies were realized. Sadly, many Wiccan/Neopagan/Druid groups still rely on the false inforamtion supplied by Edwards to substantiate many of their claims about being part of an ancient religion!

Owen Morgan Somehow in his mind he was able to reconcile his Methodist upbringing to become a Neodruid. Of course, to do this, he had to equate the Welsh Pagan Talesin (mistaken for a god) with Jesus Christ! Like Edward Williams, he invented history when none could be found. He published several books, and wrote them in a style that made them read like they could have been written a hundred years earlier. The books had no date on them...no doubt to cloud their true age. In 1878 he held a ceremony that included prayers to the Hindu goddess of evil, Kali!

The Universal Bond claimed to have been in existence since 1717. They claim their group was formed from a meeting of Druids during that year. 1717 was the same year the Grand Lodge was organized, so it may be the group was trying to claim a link with Freemasonry as well. The group was never able to provide documentaion of it’s claims, which is typical of occult groups.

The Druid Hermeticists were indeed serious occultists, not merely intent on reciting Welsh poetry. This group combined the romantic version of Druid history with the offcult teachings of Hermeticism. The group held rituals at Stonehenge since before WWI.

Because of the sight seerers and vandals that the Stonehenge ceremonies attracted, the Druids dawn performances were closed to the public by 1964. In the 1980's, the British government decided to close the monument on the days of the solstices and equinoxes to help preserve the site. This of course caused an uproar among Druid groups.

P.E.I. Bonewitz Around 1985, a druid organization headed by P.E.I. Bonewitz featured a newsletter with the slogan "Bring back the snakes, Ireland was better off Pagan!" Bonewitz's website (it seems every occultnik is on the Internet nowadays) has a deep hatred for what he calls "the religous reich". His webpage is decorated with a Christian cross colored like an American flag, with the arms curved to resemble a swashtika. indicating his dislike (if not hatred) of Christians. He calls Satanists "fundamentalist Christians", and has a claims to have a disbelief in a devil, just like Wiccans. Ancient Celts on the other hand actually did believe in evil spirits and devil-like entities, as did all ancient Pagans. Bonewitz's website has a lot of blather on role playing games, which will give you an idea of the type of person attracted to the new Druidism (think the fat comic book guy from "The Simpsons").Bonewitz practices a sex yoga called "Kundalini" also do many Wiccans. His book Real Magic includes stuff about auras, "psi", and the usual New Age stuff which in fact isn’t "real magic" at all. When I saw his website, there was a picture of the Buddhist goddess Kwan Yin on it. His pantheon seems to include gods and goddesses from around the world and from a variety of religions, so in many respects, Bonewitz's Druidism is very similar to most Wiccan groups indeed. It is an amalgam of occult beliefs, Eastern religions, and draws on Celtic mythology, inventing what is needed. Bonewitz's webpage tells all about his personal sexual preferences, which is probably a lot more than anybody needed or wanted to know. Bonewitz, married and divorced four times, is involved and promotes the polygamous lifestyle. His group has ties with the rest of the Neopagan/Wiccan community, in particular, the Frost's Church of Wicca (who’s members are also said to be polygamous). Many occultists from Gardner to Crowley, have been involved in sexual practices which were outside the norm. These types have a hate for Christianity, yet at the same time, they have a fascination abut it. So instead of simply doing their own thing, they criticize Christians and Christianity every chance they get.

Solitary Druids Just as there are solitary Wiccans, there also solitary Druids. The number of solitary Druids would be hard to count. One such person told me he practiced "Herbology, Candle Magick, Sex Magick and Astrology I also read Runes and make Bind-Rune Stones--they capture power that you transfer into them for release during times of spiritual ebbing or illness." He also practices Chickisaw Indian magic and is claims he can communicate with the spirit of a dead cousin. So this person’s Druidism is a hodge podge of many occult pracices, not only Neodruidism. In this respect, the solitary Druid mentioned sounds like most solitary Wiccans; they borrow from whatever occult practices they think will give them power.
The Hard Stuff

To find out who the Druids are, we have to look at the Celts. "Celt" is pronounced with a hard "C" (i.e. sounds like "kelt"). The pronunciation Celt with a soft "c" (i.e sounds like "selt") should only be used for sports teams like the Boston Celtics.

Why Did The Druid Religion Fade Away?

Neodruids and various Neopagans would have us think Christian soldiers went marauding from one Celtic village to the next, brandishing swords spouting "Accept Christianity or die, Druids!". If you don’t believe me, just look on the Internet, and you’ll see webpage after webpage with words and ideas to that effect. The truth is, another group of Pagans, the Romans, had dealt Druidism it’s death blow centuries before. The invasion of England by the Romans itself must have greatly shaken the faith of the Celtic people of the power of the Druids. The spells and curses the Druids threw on the Romans didn’t work, and this alone no doubt caused them to loose faith in the Druids. The Romans did indeed allow Druidism to exist, but they greatly weakened it. As already mentioned, they didn’t like the barbaric practices of Druidism, so they greatly curtailed it and introduced their own Roman gods like Zeus and Hercules. Hercules became quite popular in Ancient Britain, and a hill with the image of Hercules (known as "The Rude Man") can been seen carved into a chalk hill in England to this day. When Christianity came along, the Celts were outgrowing Druidism, and neither it nor Roman paganism could compete with Christianity. Christians did not cause mass executions of Druids, but instead allowed them to live as free men. The same cannot be said of the Druids. The Druids did indeed kill Christians en mass during Christianity’s first attempts to come to the British Isles. The Christian Church aimed their missionary efforts at the kings of the British Isles. If they were successful in converting a king, this could also mean the kingdom would follow, in a sort of domino effect. But it might also mean the Pagan subjects would rise up and kill the king. Such was the case on more than one occasion. You won’t read about the slaughter of Christians by Druids in most modern books on Wicca or Neodruidism because the authors of such books want to white wash the subject.

Druidism had no real promise of a happy after life, while Christianity promises eternal life. Christianity was a simple religion, compared to Roman and Celtic Paganism with their hundreds of gods and goddesses. Christianity also brought about a much more civilized way of living, despite what Neopagans think. Husbands had to treated their wives better. Despite what modern day Neopagan and feminist authors write, women actually had more freedom and more rights when Christianity came along! Masters had to treat their servants and slaves humanely. We will look at this a little more in the next chapter. It was just plain better, begorrah! Druidism couldn’t compete, and the Celts started to convert.

Neodruids seem to blame Christianity solely for the demise of Druidism. Druidism was already in decline when Christianity came along thanks to another group of Pagans, the Romans as already mentioned. In fact, a good bit of what we know about the Druids and the Celts is because Christians decided to put it into writing. When an expedition of Christian missionaries arrived in England under the guidance of St. Augustine in 497 A.D., they found that the Christian church was already established there!`

St. Patrick And The Druids

Much of what we know about the Druids was preserved to us through St. Patrick. Patrick was born of Briton-Roman birth in what today is Wales. He was captured by marauders and forced to live a life of slavery by Irish Celts. It must have been a terrifying ordeal to live a life at the hands of Celts as a slave. Eventually he escaped and managed to return to his family in England, who were no doubt overjoyed at his return.

In a dream, Patrick recieved a vision that he was to return to the Irish and bring them the Christian faith. Patrick had many run ins with the Druids wo wanted to kill him, but Patrick always managed to survive. Patrick won many converts to Christ, and became well beloved by the Celtic people just as he is by the modern day Irish. He is not the villain Neopagan authors portray him to be.

There are two documents that Patrick wrote that survived. There is also a lot of legend passed down orally about St. Patrick that can be dismissed. One such story is Patrick chalenging Druids to a contest to prove who’s books were true. So the story goes, he challenged the Druids into throwing their books into a lake while he threw in his Bible. The Druid’s books sank while St. Patrick’s copy of the Bible floated. The story is unlikely if for no other reason than the Druids were illiterate and didn’t have books! The most famous story is that Patrick drove all the snakes from Ireland. This too is doubtful. Ireland is an island and has a cold climate. Reptiles cannot live in conditions below 70 degrees Fahrenheit year round. Snakes are found no where in the British Isles, so chances are there probably were no snakes in Ireland to begin with. Some Neopagan writers are claiming the story is symbolic, representing Patrick driving the Druids out of Ireland. They claim the symbol of the Druids was a black snake biting it’s own tail to form a circle. In reality, it’s the Gnostics, not the Druids who use this symbol. Since there were no snakes in the British Isles, it’s doubtful a snake was their symbol. They’d probably never even seen a snake.

Rowan Williams, the leader(?) of the Anglican Communion, disappointed and outraged many Anglicans world wide when he joined one of these groups. T.V. and Newspapers had a field day with the story of the "Archdruid of Canterbury". Even though the Druid group is a non-religious type, it is till disappointing to see not only a clergyman, but the leader of 57 million Christians world-wide no less, take on the title "Druid". Hopefully he will re-consider this decision, especially in the current flux the Anglican Communion is in. No Christian anywhere should join one of these groups.


1. The Druids of ancient Britain and Gaul were a real group, and there are eye witnesses to validate it. Unlike Wicca, Druidism was an actual ancient Pagan religion practiced in Europe in ancient times.

2. The Druids practiced human sacrifice. Life was cheap to the ancient Celts. Druids were feared by the ancient Celts, who thought they had magical powers, and also feared being murdered by them.

3. The Druids tried to throw curses on the invading Romans, but failed to repel the attack because in reality they had no powers. The Romans decimated the power of the Druids centuries before the Christians came along. No doubt the Celts began to lose faith in the Druid’s claim to magic powers when they could not repel the Roman conquest of Britain.

4. The Druid cult was alrady in decline when Christianity came to Britain.

5. The Neodruids of today, however, have no direct link to the Druids of ancient times.

Modern day Druid groups have no direct connection to the Druids of the past.

6. Druids were considered barbaric by the Romans, although the Romans were just as bad. The Druids engaged in human sacrifice and fortune telling by ritual murder. During the throes of death, the superstitions Druids would take the spastic movements as signs of the future.

7. Neodruid groups have no link to the ancient Druids and are hostile towards Christians. Likewise they too have no magical powers.

10-03-2012, 03:41 AM
I guess complaints about copy and paste only apply to threads that counter conventional Christian doctrine.

Anyway here is a helpful reminder:


Same shit, different hatred thread.

Oh well at least all this shits on one thread so i'll thank the Lord the whole board isn't bunged up with this bigotry. :)

Yes, it's all the same rubbish - you really think they'd be bored with it by now. I know I am!

It must be sad to be a one-trick pony.

You cannot debate with someone that dedicates their entire life and every minute of it to arguing on a forum

10-03-2012, 03:45 AM
I guess complaints about copy and paste only apply to threads that counter conventional Christian doctrine.

Anyway here is a helpful reminder:


I actually like you EXU, you will not make me dislike you, you are one of the more 'open minded' Occultists

10-03-2012, 03:58 AM

"Champagne wishes and caviar dreams?" Not hardly! If you think the occult is a shortcut to wealth, fame, and power...boy did you get a wrong number!

Here are some mini-biographies of over 100 occultists, most of whom are authors of popular books on the occult. Before you plunk down money for one of their books, see if you think they could "make it work" first.


MERLIN (Circa 500 A.D.)

His legend inspired occultists of future generations for centuries, and still does today. Merlin was the legendary "wizard" who supposedly aided the equally legendary King Arthur. In reality, the two never actually met. Arthur was probably a Saxon Chieftain who lived a century after Merlin, and their legends were combined centuries later. The earliest legends of Merlin are far removed from the romantic legends most people are familiar with. One of the earliest accounts of Merlin is preserved in a late 15th century manuscript. In that account, Merlin is a naked, hairy madman (not a wizard) who declares he has been condemned for his sins to wander in the company of wild animals because he caused all the deaths in the battle fought "on the plain between Liddel and Carwannok." Toward the end of his life, Merlin was granted one last sacrament from a priest named Kentigern, and then later that day Merlin dies a horrible death at the hands of King Meldred's men. That’s a far cry from the long beards and pointy hats of later romantic legends!

Geoffrey of Monmouth invented the Merlin legend in his Historia Regum Britanniae writtten in 1130 A.D. Geoffrey combined existing legends of a northen madman named Myrddin Wyllt (or Merlinus Caledonensis), with a bard named of Aurelius Ambrosius, who went mad after seeing the horrors of war and fled to live in the woods. Poor Merlin was probably suffering from what psychologists would now call “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder”, rather than possessing magic powers.

Later writers further embellished on Geoffrey's stories, combining them with legends of King Arthur, and even making Merlin the child of an earthly mother and a demon father [The Encyclopedia of The Occult by Lewis Spence pg 274] giving him magical powers. But none of these stories are true, and the people who inspired the Merlin legend were actually a madman (or possibly even legends of two different madmen) who lived in the wilderness. Of course, this doesn't stop occult book publishers like Llewellyn Publications from shamelessly publishing books like The 21 Lessons of Merlin, which have no direct connections whatsoever to Myrddin Wyll or Aurelius Ambrosius, and are just simply made up out of thin air! Such books are fakes, and people who buy them are only fooling themselves while they make the people who sell such books a little richer.

The person known as Merlin did not have magical powers, he was just a madman who lived in the woods...probably a psychotic or perhaps even a schizophrenic.


The last leader of an order of fighting monks known as the Knights Templar. There has been a mountain of myth that has grown up about the Templars by both admirers and detractors alike. The Templars were an order of monks that defended Jerusalem before being driven out by Saladin. The Templars seemed to have escaped practically unharmed, suggesting they had cut a deal with Saladin. Legends have grown over the years about the Templars, including finding a treasure buried under the Temple in Jerusalem, finding the Ark of the Covenant only to bury it under a Church in Scotland for some reason, discovering some deep dark secret (such as Christ being married), and blackmailing the Roman Catholic Church with it are just a few of the myths. Supposedly the Freemasons have retained the mysterious secrets of the Templars, but more than likely this is just unfounded legends and fake rituals written over the centuries to inject some mystery into boring lives.
What we do know about the Templars, is that they did have some wealth, but not the vast amounts writers today attribute to them. The idea that the Templars were the equivalent to billionaires is ludicrous! The Templars became skillful and shrewd traders with their Arab neighbors, which is how they made their wealth. There’s really no mystery to it.

After the fall of Jerusalem, Jacques DeMolay and the Templars returned to France in disgrace. During this time the Roman Catholic Church had moved it’s headquarters to France, under a Pope who is known in history as the “Anti-Pope”. Since Jerusalem had fallen into Muslim hands, and would remain so until the British Empire acquired it briefly after WWI, there was no real reason for the Templar Order to continue. King Philip wanted to merge the Templars with the Hospitalers, which would have put them under his control. Demolay, not wanting to cede his authority, balked at this idea and refused to do so. There were many rumors circulating around France the Templars had become heretics, and the charges may not have been completely unfounded.

Among the charges leveled against the Templars was that they engaged in homosexual acts. Historians have concluded that this charge was probably true, considering it sometimes happens when members of the same sex must live together for very extended periods of time ( cite ref, from R.H. Robbins). DeMolay confessed to engaging in homosexuality as well, but it is most unlikely that it was done as part of a “sex magic” ritual as modern day occult groups would have us believe.

Before DeMolay was arrested on charges of heresy, his spies tipped him off, and he then immediately burned a large pile of documents. If this account is true, it shows he must have had something to hide...but one will ever know what exactly that might have been. Under torture, DeMolay confessed to heresy, and later publically admitted it. Later DeMolay recanted his confession however, angering the King. Since people have been known to confess to anything under torture, it’s impossible to know which version of Demolay’s confession to believe.

Among the things the Templars confessed to was worshiping something called “Baphomet”. But what Baphomet was is a mystery. Some said it was a black cat, others said it was a human skull with the number 314 painted on it. Freemasons have a secret initiation (and blasphemous) ritual that takes place upon entrance into the 33rd degree in Scottish Rite, and the 10th degree of York Rite in which wine is drunk from a human skull, and apparently this is inspired by the Templar legend of skull worship. What we know for certain is that Baphomet was not the goat head inside the pentagram with Hebrew letters on each point spelling out “Leviathan”. This was an invention of occult writers of the 19th century. You may also see a “crusaders cross” called Baphomet, but this too is wishful thinking.

Scholars have discovered Baphomet is actually a linguistic corruption of “Mohammed”, and believe the Templars had become clandestine Muslims. This theory would certainly explain a lot, including why the Templars escaped Saladin unscathed. Bedouin Muslims seem to have tolerance for homosexual sex (although lesbians are killed on the spot), which possibly could be a reason the Templars would want to have become Muslims, if accounts of their homosexuality are true. Many of the Templars fled to Muslim controlled Spanish Cordova, which would suggest they were indeed Muslims, and perhaps that is the solution to the enigma. The great and mysterious secret of the Templars may have been that they shared the same religion as the 9-11 hijackers! It’s also possible they escaped to Cordova thinking that could blend in with the Muslims, having knowledge of their language and customs. At any rate, DeMolay was not the possessor of some mysterious occult secret, and people belonging to modern day “Templar” orders (such as the O.T.O) have no direct connection to the original order at all.

ABRA-MELIN [ b. 1362? d. 1458? ]

ABRA-MELIN [ b. 1362? d. 1458? ] Supposedly an Egyptian mystic who instructed a certain "Abraham The Jew" in the ways of sorcery. Abraham the Jew supposedly entertained the kings of Europe with feats of magic, suggesting he was merely a stage magician. More than likely, Abra-Melin and Abraham the Jew were simply literary inventions, and there’s no real evidence to suggest either actually existed. The only known account appears in the book The Sacred Magic of Abramelin The Mage...a book claimed to have been translated directly from Hebrew, although scholars doubt this. The book supposedly dates from the 12th century, but appears to have been written in the 18th century by a Frenchman, judging from the handwriting style and grammatical errors. It’s a common trick among occultists to claim an occult book is centuries older than it actually is. In the book, Abraham supposedly travels the world and studies magic and meets a mysterious Egyptian mystic named Abra-Melin who gives him the ultimate secrets. The story of traveling around the world and into the Middle East to study the occult sounds similar to that of the Christian Rozenkrutz legend, and must have been a popular theme among occult legends of the day. The book’s system of magic isn’t Egyptian, and appears to be European Ceremonial magic. The book claims to give the invocations for Satan, Lucifer, Belial, and Leviathan, and the whole thing is obviously black magic under a thin veil. Abra-Melin was a popular form of magic with Aleister Crowley, who died a penniless drug adict, and this alone should convince most people it doesn’t work!


He wrote Three Books of Occult Philosophy (and possibly a fourth book) which was the basis for other works like The Magus by Barrett and to some degree rituals recorded in Regardie's book The Golden Dawn practiced by the now defunct order of the same name. Agrippa’s creaky book has been reprinted today and read by people thinking they can have magic powers. Aggrippa claimed he had all sorts of knowledge about summoning the spirits and how to compel them to do one’s bidding, including finding buried treasure. In fact that’s about the only reason people got into the occult in those days; to find buried treasure. The occult was the get rich quick scheme of ancient times, and still is even modern times among some ethnic groups. Even though many occultists today get excited about Agrippa’s book, it’s really nothing more than a book of silly superstitions. Aggrippa mentions the things you might expect to read in such a book, such as the correct way to remove the tongue from a frog for magic spells...while the poor frog is still alive (pg. 69 of the Llewellyn edition)! The tooth of a mole is also to be taken out while the mole is still alive, poor thing, and allegedly cures toothache (only it doesn’t really work). Hopefully the mole gets in a few good bites to whoever’s dumb enough to try it. If you see an ox treading corn, that’s good luck, seeing a mouse means danger, and seeing a snake means an enemy is talking abut you. (Pg. 163) It’s hard to believe anyone nowadays would take such silly superstition seriously, and yet some still do!

While some might consider Agrippa a man of education, keep in mind he was educated 500 years ago, and that the world has gotten much more advanced since then. I’ve heard superstitious people who basically had no education from Third World countries believe in similar things as Agrippa. Agrippa was employed by the Emperor Maximilian I, but as a soldier and not as an astrologer as later writers have tried to claim. His reputation as an occultist seemed to cause him to lose positions he was appointed to, rather than acting as an asset. Despite all this occult knowledge, he died in poverty at age 48 in 1532! Do you have any books by him on your shelf? Maybe the oversized paperback from Llewellyn? If he wrote all these books on the occult and couldn't make it work, what chance does anyone else have of doing so?

Agrippa was just a superstitious man who didn’t really have magical powers who died broke.

PARACELCUS (1493-1541)

His real name was Theophrastus Philippus Aureolus Bombast von Hohenheim. He would be an inspiration to many future occultists, such as Mesmer and Cagliostro. This man was said to be arrogant and conceited, and even his chosen name seems to bear this out. He chose the name "Paracelcus" to mean "even grater than Celsus", Celsus being a famous Pagan Roman physician and anti-Christian writer. Paracelcus was an astrologer and alchemist, but considered himself a physician. Even though some occultists tend to romanticize themselves as some sort of “scientists” and the occult a “science”. Paracelcus himself denounced reason and once wrote, “Magic is wisdom. Reason is open folly”, and this hardly what one expect from a scientist! He spent most of his days wandering as a vagabond, getting jobs teaching at the universities and colleges of the day, and then being run off when the teachers and students had enough of his arrogance.

Paracelcus managed to alienate anyone who met him and lost every friend he made due to his superior attitude. Paracelcus thought magnets were magic, as do most superstitious people, and thought he could cure patients with them, and also employed astrology. He published a book with illustrations resembling those used later on Tarot cards In 1536. He never found the philosopher's stone to live forever, nor figured out how to change lead into gold and died broke at the age of 51.

Even though he was an inspiration for later occultists, he was simply, an arrogant fake.

MOTHER SHIPTON (1512?-1561?)

a.k.a Ursula Southill (or Sowthiel, or Southiel). Actually, there were several women who were said to be the legendary "Mother Shipton". In 1667 the first book was published published about her called The Strange and Wonderful History of Mother Shipton (later republished in 1686) which included some of her "predictions". Before that there seems to be no record of her, and this apparently where the hoax originated. She was actually the literary invention of a struggling writer named Richard Head. Head published the first book of "her" writings, which contained many "predictions" that had already been "fulfilled" by 1667...so it wasn't hard for Head to fabricate such a book. Many almanacs published up to the 19th century used Mother Shipton's name freely, such as New Universal Dream-Book; or The Dreamer's Sure Guide to the Hidden Mysteries of Futurity By Mother Shipton (1838).One of her predictions was that the world would end in 1884. It didn't, as you may have noticed. The date was changed in later books to 1984. (The Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural by James Randi, pg 214-215) It didn't end then either, as you probably noticed again. Presumably, the date will be changed to 2084 in new editions. An example of a Mother Shipton “prediction” is this often misquoted one:

Eighteen hundred and thirty-five
Which of us shall be alive?
Many a king shall end his reign
Many a knave his end shall gain.

Apparently Kingdoms were to end in 1835...and in fact none did. Later editions in the 1930's changed the date to 1935...which was still wrong! In the 1970's, the date was changed to 1985...and still failed to come to pass. In the 70's many Wiccans promoted Mother Shipton, trying to pass her off as a Wiccan...she wasn't. Nor was she a prophetess. Books still continue to be written today by modern authors, claiming they are actually written by Mother Shipton!

Mother Shipton; A false prophetess who never actually existed!

JOHN DEE (1527-1608)

John Dee invented Enochian "Magick" and tried unsuccessfully to get the spirits to bring him money. Enochian magic would be picked up by later occultists, such as the Golden Dawn bunch, Aleister Crowley, Israel Regardie, and even Satanist Anton LaVey borrowed from it. Dee told Princess Elizabeth she would someday become the Queen, which was a prediction that was certainly possible, considering she was royalty, even though she was an unwilling guest of the Tower of London at the time. It’s unknown how many other nobles he might have also told a similar prediction about gaining the throne, figuring one of them would pay off. After Elizabeth gained the throne, he became the Queen’s advisor, even though Elizabeth is said not to have approved of his occultic methods.

Dee made claims he made contact with “angels” that taught him the language spoken by Enoch to God, which he called “Enochian”. But the language Dee “discovered” is simply a corrupted form of Hebrew. The Enochian script is derived from Roman characters, oddly enough. It would have been easy enough for Dee to have simply invented such a language, and this is more plausible than thinking angels revealed it to him. Since Dee was employed as a spy for England at one point, it may even be the so-called “magical” language is really just a spy’s cipher that Dee later tried to pass off as an “angelic language”.

Even though followers of Enochian magic claim it is to be used for the highest of spiritual purposes, Dee himself was said to use it mostly to try to find buried treasure. People who got involved in the occult often did it to find buried treasure as I’ve noted, and Dee was certainly no different. One favorite spirit of Dee’s supposedly called itself “Amy”, and was said to resemble a child carrying a lantern. Dee hoped that this spirit would locate buried treasure for him, or obtain money for him somehow. It didn’t work, of course.

One day the spirit informed Dee and Kelly that the Enochian spirits that, rather than wanting to bring mankind enlightenment, they wanted to bring about the destruction of mankind! Yet Dee still wanted Kelly to keep invoking the spirits. To this day, people who practice Enochian magick believe that someday, someone will come up with the right combination and unleash the Enochian demons that will bring about the apocalypse. Common sense would derive from this that the Enochian angels are actually demons who seek to harm mankind!

Dee’s fortune did not last. He spent the final years of his life stripped of his honors and income and was forced to live incommunicado. He died in extreme poverty at the age of 81. If the inventor of Enochian magic couldn't make it work for him, what chance does anyone else have?

EDWARD KELLEY (1555-1597)

a.k.a Edward Talbot He was an assistant to Dee during his Enochian experiments, which later occultists became so enamored over. Aleister Crowley even claimed he was the reincarnation of Kelley. Kelley had a shady past long before he met Dee. He had both is ears cut off as punishment for counterfeiting, which is why he always wore a hat to conceal the fact. He conned several people into thinking he could change lead into gold...a common scam for alchemists of the time. He became Dee’s assistant and seemed to have played a con on Dee at least part of the time they were together. Kelley tricked Dee into wife swapping, claiming the spirits had insisted upon it. Kelley got the better end of the swap, as Dee’s wife was 20 years younger than Kelley’s...so it’s not hard to see the real motive behind that “Angelic revelation”.

Kelley warned Dee the “angels” they were talking to were really demons, and that angles had told him their goal was to destroy humanity! Some of the things Kelly and Dee claimed the angels revealed to them seemed to echo Gnostic heresy of earlier times, so assuming Kelly’s alarm was for real, it was justified. For example, according to Kelly the “angels” told them Jesus wasn’t God and no prayers should be made to him, and there was no Holy Ghost. The “angels” told them the story of Adam and Eve was nonsense, and that there had always been the same number of human beings throughout time, neither more nor less, which is a scientific impossibility!

Kelley eventually abandoned Dee's magical practices, in 1589 because he found a new pigeon, Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph II, who employed him to make gold through alchemy. Eventually, when the Emperor realized Kelly was conning him, Kelly fled. Kelley/Talbot died at the age of 47 from an injury sustained while trying to escape from prison after being incarcerated for his old hobby of counterfeiting. Kelley tried to lower himself out of a third story window with a makeshift rope, but the rope wasn’t long enough. He tried to drop the rest of the way down to the ground, and only succeeded in breaking his leg. The wound led to his death several days later, which must have been excruciating.

If even Kelly thought the Enochian magic was Demonic and would destroy humanity, why is anyone stupid enough to try it??? Are you? Kelley didn’t wind up rich or powerful, didn’t have magic powers, nor does anyone else who practices Enochian “magic”.

CHRISTIAN ROSENKRUTZ (invented in 1623 but allegedly b. 1378 d. 1484)

Credited for creating the occult society known as the Rosicrucian Order. There have been dozens of groups calling themselves Rosicrucian throughout the centuries, and there are several in existence today. The most well known one today is probably the Ancient Mystical Order of the Rosy Cross based out of San Jose, California. Christian Rozenkruts, supposedly changed lead into gold, discovered ever-burning lamps, lived for 106 years, had amazing powers...and in reality never actually even existed!!! Christian Rozenkrutz was a hoax that has gotten a lot of milage since its creation.

The Rosicrucian order first came to the attention of the world in Paris in 1623, when anonymous leaflets were distributed around the city announcing the “invisible college” coinciding with a new book published by a bookseller titled Fama Fraternitatis which detailed the life of the previously-unknown Christian Rosenkrutz.The book claimed Rozenkrutz had traveled to Turkey, Moroco, and Egypt to study alchemy...a trip that would have been unlikely for a lone European Christian at that time in Muslim controlled lands. The book claimed Paracelcus had learned his secrets from the an earlier book by Rosenkrutz...but in reality Paraclesus had no powers, and the he never heard of Rosenkrutz since the hoax came about years after he died. Paracelsus makes no mention of a Christian Rosenkrutz in any of his writings, which doesn’t come as a surprise. Fama Fraternis said the Rosicrucians were going to give millions of dollars worth of gold to rebuild the Roman Empire, since they could easily manufacture large quantities of gold and had no use for it. It’s not hard to see why people would be attracted to such an order...why, for strictly spiritual purposes of course!

The whole Rosicrucian legend was started as a joke to make fun of occultists by a Lutheran minister named Valentin Andrea, who later admitted to the hoax. Andrea’s family crest is a cross with four roses, which is where he got the idea for the rose & cross symbol of Rosicrucianism. Andrea was depressed over the devastation brought about by the 30 years war, and wrote a tract of political satire. In fact, most of the material for Fama Fraternis, is actually plagiarized from a book published in 1615 titled Reformation of The World, written by Trajano Boccalini. (The History of Magic and The Occult by Kurt Seligmann, p.287). Historical scholars recognize Fama Fraternis as a book of political satire, but the problem with satire is that it often goes over the heads of the intended audience.

Various Rosicrucian groups arose to meet the demands of the naive and greedy, hoping to find the secrets of changing lead into gold and having eternal youth. Many were outright scams. In the years following the publication of Fama Fraternis, the Paris police recorded several incidents of such scams where people were willingly separated from their money in hopes of learning mystical Rosicrucian secrets.

Some modern day occultists, in order to save face, have begun to say Christian Rozenkrutz was merely symbolic, and not an actual person. Anyone who follows Rosicrucianism proves Andreas’ joke right; occultists will believe anything! Nevertheless, many people even today belong to one of the various Rosicrucian orders...each one claiming to be the only true order and all the others fake. The truth is, they’re all fakes, since it’s all based on a hoax, and was never really intended to be taken seriously!


Nostradamus is well known for writing “prophecies” in the form of four line poems called “quatrains”. Many legends have grown about Nostradamus which aren’t true, including his being a physician (there’s no record of it), his being Jewish (he only had one Jewish grandfather, and was in fact a second generation Roman Catholic) and discovering a cure for the plague from roses (it doesn’t actually work). Nostradmus made plenty of predications that haven’t panned out. He predicted a horrible fate for English Queen Elizabeth I in his almanacs, which never came to pass, and was probably written just to please the French nobility. A trick used by fortunetellers and psychics even today is to tell people what they want to hear. His reputation as an astrologer is exaggerated, and in fact, he could not actually cast horoscopes.

Many of his so called “prophecies” were really political commentaries and critiques about the Roman Catholic Church, and not predictions of the future. Fans of Nostradamus who don’t know this read anything they want into the quatrains, transforming them into “prophecies”. The antiquated form of the French language that Nostradamus’ quatrains are written in allow for a lot of wiggle room, too. Quatrain 51, supposedly a prediction about the fire of London of 1666, was actually a veiled protest against English Queen Mary’s persecution of English Protestants in 1555. This event happened in Nostradamus’ lifetime, and Quatrain 51 was first published in May 1555, a few months after the incident happened occurred. (The Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural by James Randi, pgs 160-164) Critics have noted that Nostradamus is good at predicting the past...and they may be right in more ways than one!

It’s a little known fact that Nostradmus’s son also tried his hand at predictions as well after the death of his father. According to Ripely’s Believe It Or Not, unlike his famous dad, “Nostradamus Jr.” didn’t have the knack for cloaking his predictions in poems without a specific date of fulfilment. Jr. was said to have botched every single prediction he ever made in fact, which is why he isn’t as widely known! Once he predicted a certain French town would burn down on a certain date. When it didn’t, determined to have one of his predictions come true, he tried to burn it down himself! An angry mob caught him in the act of arson, put out the fire in time before it spread, and even this prediction failed to materialize. When asked “Do you think we’re going to allow you to live after what you’ve done?” the defiant Nostradamus offspring replied “Yes”! The mob then immediately killed him. Even this very last prediction of Junior’s was a failure!

In the 20th Century, Nazi Propagandist Joseph Gobbels had booklets of Nostradamus’ “prophecies” printed up with interpretations that made the Nazis sound as though they would win WWII, and had them distributed all over Europe. Great Britain retaliated with it’s own Nostradamus predictions with the Allied Nations victorious, and distributed them over Europe as well. More than likely, neither set of fake predictions had any real impact on the war, one way or the other.

And while he may have used “occult” methods to get his visions, Nostradamus actually wrote that outside of the Christian Church there was no salvation! There’s no real evidence Nostradamus was a Rosicrucian or magician. Letters of Nostradamus turned up in the Bibliotheque Nationale in France that indicate Nostradamus was a secretly a Lutheran. While some of his practices may have been wrong, he actually seemed to have had faith in Christianity.

Michele Nostradamus: His legend doesn’t live up to reality, and he was secretly a Lutheran!


Studied astrology in his youth and later wrote a book about herbal quack cures that many occultists follow. English physicians denounced his books, not because Culpepper was taking their business away (because he didn’t), but because of his bizarre unscientific occult beliefs about herbs. For instance, he thought a "strong infusion" of pomegranate could "cure ulcers in the mouth and throat and fasten the teeth(?)", because it corresponded to the astrological sign of mercury. Not only isn't this scientific, it simply doesn't work.

Even though Culpepper is revered as a medical genius by today’s health nut crowd, he actually smoked and drank quite a bit! In fact, it’s been said his grandfather cut him out of his will allegedly because he was a lush. Some may question the common sense in using a book about medically untested folk medicine written in the 17th century in the first place, and for good reason. The FDA has on its website many herbs used in “herbalsim”(which is not the same as “homeopathic” medicine, but also is a quack science), from Vervain to Kava Kava, which can all have side effects and even be poisonous! Even with all his supposed medical knowledge, Culpepper died at the age of 41 from Tuberculosis, and partly due to a war wound he never completely recovered from, showing he didn’t really know anything but quack medicine or else he could have cured himself! "Physician heal thyself!" Since he couldn’t cure himself, believed in quack medical cures, and didn’t realize smoking and alcoholism were bad, why follow his teachings?

SIR ISAAC NEWTON (1643-1727)

He discovered the Law of Gravity. He theorized artificial satellites could be put into orbit around the Earth, and his laws of motion are still used by scientists today. Newton’s genius is considered to be on the same level as Albert Einstein’s. A lesser known fact about Newton is that he wasted 20 years of his life studying alchemy and the occult. He treated the endeavor practically as a full time job, concentrating on little else in his life. One day he finally realized it was all nonsense, and that he wasted TWO DECADES of his life trying to understand it. He became very distraught at this revelation, and probably came close to a nervous breakdown! But after a few days, he ditched the occult for good, picked himself up, dusted himself off, returned to the Christian faith, and resumed teaching science at Cambridge. Sir Isaac was one of the greatest minds in science, comparable to Eienstein, and even with his genius, he couldn't make it work! Neither will you or anyone else.

Sir Isaac Newton: Occultists of all kinds everywhere should follow his example and ditch the occult, no matter how much time you’ve invested in it!

CATHERINE DESHAYES a.k.a Madame LaViosin (1640?-1680)A Satanist who headed a cult of Devil worshipers that celebrated the Black Mass. LaViosin’s use of a nude girl as an altar was practiced by later Satanists groups, including Anton LaVey’s original Church of Satan. The chicken or egg question is, was LaViosin the first to celebrate actual Black Masses inspired by earlier but untrue legends, or did some sort of abominations actually take place in the centuries prior to her cult, providing an actual basis for the stories? At any rate, LaViosin’s case is well documented...perhaps the best documented witch trial ever...and such rituals did take place, and the parties involved were not innocent of their crimes.

LaViosin was a witch and fortune teller who also ran an “abortion clinic” of sorts and sold poisons. She would take the fetuses of unborn babies and unwanted infants and slit their throats in Black Masses. Her clients who bought poison were usually nobility, often women. The Paris Police broke up her poison ring which reached all the way to England. They were tipped off by two Roman Catholic priests who had received several confessions of French noble ladies who confessed to trying to poison their husbands. The stories were almost always the same; a noble woman would poison her husband’s shirts, causing him to break out. His wife would then give him an ointment for the rash...which was more poison. Sometimes the husbands figured out what was happening, and fled to monasteries for safety, but some were not as fortunate.

Priests are obliged to keep confessions secret, because Priests are bound by what is known as the “seal of the confession” not so their Bishop told the two Priests involved to give the police just enough information to begin searching without actually naming names of confessors. This information began an investigation that ultimately lead police to LaViosin. When the police raided LaViosin’s house, they knew something was strange about her family immediately because they all slept in the same bed. Police discovered a hidden chamber in the house that led to a room draped completely in black with black candles, and an altar covered with a mattress. Also discovered were several books on black magic and astrology owned by LaViosin. 367 people were arrested in all, and 74 people were sentenced. Many French nobles fled to England and other countries to avoid arrest, and the scandal rocked French high society.

A debauched priest named Gibourg created communion wafers from flour and blood from the sacrificed infants. These were then used in the Black Masses against King Louis XIV. The King’s mistress had employed LaViosin to use Satanic black magic to kill the King, which didn’t work. When this failed to work, she planned to poison him, but the plot was uncovered before she could carry it out.

LaViosin and several debauched Priests who had converted to Satanism conducted Black Masses with placentas and fetuses of the aborted babies provided by LaViosin’s abortion business, as well as living unwanted ones, over the naked bodies of young girls as altars. During the Masses, the demons Astoroth and Asmodeus were “invoked” for assistance. LaVisoin later confessed to police that over the years she had cremated some of the remains of the fetuses and babies in her furnace, and some she buried some in her garden. This was confirmed when authorities unearthed thousands of bones of infants on her property. An exact body count of the child murders and poisonings was impossible to tell, but must have been quite high.

To avoid a public scandal, King Louis the 14th ordered the trial to be conducted in a sealed court ( a star chamber). LaViosin and her gang were all arrested, tried, and convicted for their crimes. The Government of France then created laws against fortune telling, sorcery, and poison to help assure successor cults didn’t arise. Years later the King ordered all records of the trial to be burned, but a few copies accidentally (or intentionally) weren’t destroyed and survive even today. Even though LaVisoin practiced human sacrifices, which some occultists consider to be the ultimate act for attaining power (it was widely practiced by the Pagans of old), it still did her no good. The Devil never gives complete success to those who follow him. LaViosin was burned at the stake in 1680.


Created the occultic New Jerusalem Church, which still exists today. Representatives from the New Jerusalem Church were present at the installation of Frank Griswold as the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the 1990's, indicating that denomination had sank to previously unfathomable depths. Although from a well to do family, Swedenborg was strange man, who had visions and was said to have hated children. His contemporaries considered him mad. He had many bizarre hallucinations that inspired him to create a new “syrupy” theology, based mostly on his own ideas (The Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural by James Randi, pg 226-227). Swedenborg taught reincarnation, which is not compatible with Christian Theology, among other things. In his book Conjugal Love, he stated keeping mistresses and having concubines were OK. But it’s his doctrines on extraterrestrial life that are perhaps the most bizarre.

His claims about events on other planets are the proof positive he was a fake. Swedenborg claimed there were people living on Venus, who were Christians: "They are of two kinds; some are gentle and benevolent, others wild, cruel and of gigantic stature. The latter rob and plunder, and live by this means; the former have so great a degree of gentleness and kindness that they are always beloved by the good; thus they often see the Lord appear in their own form on their earth." They talk through their stomachs, and so their voices are said to sound like belches. The next time you hear some sophomoric friend belch the alphabet, make sure they’re not from Venus! He also said the moon was inhabited: "The inhabitants of the Moon are small, like children of six or seven years old; at the same time they have the strength of men like ourselves. Their voice rolls like thunder, and the sound proceeds from the belly, because the Moon is in quite a different atmosphere from the other planets." It seems a lot of aliens talk through their stomachs. Only Doctor Who would know for sure.

He was quite paranoid about Quakers, whom were probably the most harmless people of the day. He repeatedly called their religion vile and indecent and made up the most ridiculous charges against them, including wife swapping...a curious accusation considering his own liberal views on sex. Once he awoke screaming that his hair had been turned into snakes. He was convinced that Quaker ghosts had caused it to have actually happened, instead of dismissing it as a dream.(The Occult: A History By Collin Wilson, p 278).

Most of his contemporaries thought he was a madman and a liar...and they certainly seem to have been right. Clearly, he was just a crackpot! But since people didn't know things back in the 1700's like Venus and the Moon don't have life, he managed to fool a few people. Today his followers simply seem to ignore the more embarrassing parts of his writings and keep the parts they like in a sort of “cafeteria religion”, if they’ve even read them at all. Modern Psychiatrists have noted a similar pattern in Swedenborg's visions and the hallucinations of schizophrenics, which would certainly explain a lot.

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He seems to be a favorite of occultists nowadays. The Rosicrucians and Theosophists claim that Saint Germain is still alive and that he was once known as Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626)! H.P. Blavatsky claims the Count to be one of the “ascended masters” that lives inside a mountain in Tibet, apparently even in the present time. Her successor Annie Besant claimed she actually met the Count still alive in 1896. Her follower Henry Olcott claimed he met centuries old Count St. Germain in 1926, still alive and said to be living in a castle in Transylvania. Guy Ballard, founder of the "I AM" New Age cult, claimed he too met Saint Germain, but on Mount Shasta in California in August of 1930. He must have must have gotten tired of having Dracula as a neighbor and moved out of his castle. Elizabeth Claire Prophet claimed to receive regular revelations from him, and her cult has practically deified the Count. Prophet claims the Count magically appeared to the founding fathers at the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, telling them to sign it (as though they wouldn’t have otherwise?). Other occultists claim he lived on from the 1700's and became known as the psychologist Carl Jung. Obviously all these stories can’t be true (in fact, none of them are), and the actual truth is much less fanciful.

The real “Count” St. Germain spun quite an unbelievable yarn of being extremely old...anywhere from 300 to 2000 years old, depending on whom he wanted to impress. He spoke of ancient events as though he had been present at them, and this apparently fooled some people into thinking he actually had. It’s a secret many occultists use called lying. He made it a point never to eat in public, and this added to the image that he had somehow discovered the secret of eternal youth and no longer needed food to survive. He did eat in private, or else he would have starved to death.

No one knows where exactly “Count” St. Germain came from, and it’s unlikely he was actually a Count. Sometimes he claimed he was a Russian Prince, a count from Transylvania, or a German nobleman. In 1774 he fooled the Margrave Charles Alexander into believing he was Prince Rakoczy, until Alexander eventually learned several months later that all the Rakoczys were all dead. One account says he was simply the Itallian son of a tax collector born in 1710 in San Germano (Itallian for Saint Germain), and most historians think this is correct. Nothing of his life is known before 1740.

St. Germain was said to have owned an impressive art collection, but famous pieces of art have pedigrees, and there is no famous painting ever documented to have been owned by Count St. Germain. Not even one. Since Germain was said to have been an artist himself, this suggests his paintings were really forgeries. Count St. Germaine managed to gain the confidence of Louis XV of France.

Not everyone was fooled by St. Germain. Once he tried to impress the famous Giacomo Casanova (who was also a fake, but later at least he eventually admitted it in his memoirs) by changing a small ingot of lead into gold. But since he was a “fellow traveler”, Casanova told St. Germain he knew the trick was accomplished- -by switching the lead ingot for a gold one through slight of hand. St. Germain was miffed, and politely asked him to leave his house. Concerning the Count, Casanova had this to say:

“This extraordinary man, intended by nature to be the king of impostors and quacks, would say in an easy, assured manner that he was three hundred years old, that he knew the secret of the Universal Medicine, that he possessed a mastery over nature, that he could melt diamonds, professing himself capable of forming, out of ten or twelve small diamonds, one large one of the finest water without any loss of weight. All this, he said, was a mere trifle to him. Notwithstanding his boastings, his bare-faced lies, and his manifold eccentricities, I cannot say I thought him offensive. In spite of my knowledge of what he was and in spite of my own feelings, I thought him an astonishing man as he was always astonishing me.”

Another account from a contemporary comes from a letter written in 1745 by Horace Walpole The letter states Count St. Germain was arrested in London on suspicion of espionage but released without charge:

“ ...the other day they seized an odd man, who goes by the name of Count St. Germain. He has been here these two years, and will not tell who he is, or whence, but professes that he does not go by his right name. He sings, plays on the violin wonderfully, composes, is mad, and not very sensible. He is called an Italian, a Spaniard, a Pole; a somebody that married an heiress with a great fortune in Mexico, and ran away with her jewels to Constantinople; a priest, a fiddler, a vast nobleman. The Prince of Wales has had unsatiated curiosity about him, but in vain. However, nothing has been made out against him; he is released; and, what convinces me that he is not a gentleman, stays here, and talks of his being taken up for a spy.” (From a Letter to Sir Horace Mann, Dec. 9, 1745, available on Project Gutenberg at http://www.gutenberg.org/files/12073/12073.txt)

Cassanova’s writings give a clue as to why the Count got away with his ruse for so long; St. Germain was a charismatic character. Some people probably thought him an entertaining and harmless quack. But no doubt there were some people who probably believed him, or else he couldn’t have made a successful living sponging off of rich nobles.

The mystery of his identity seemed to be part of his charm. His very last meal ticket had him quartered in a particularly damp room, which is said to have lead to his rheumatism. He became depressed toward the end of his life. During his lifetime, it’s said he also met another occult quack, Count Cagliostro, who he claimed he initiated into Freemasonry in London...even though the Prussian grand master Freemason St. Germain once met spotted him as a fake when he couldn’t give the correct handshakes and passwords.

In reality, Count St. Germain wasn’t really a count, didn’t have occult powers, and was just a con artist. Count St. Germain was probably 74 when he died in 1784...even though he claimed to be centuries old and knew the secret to eternal life! He was just a con man, nothing more, certainly was not an “ascended master”!


Cagliostro founded now extinct Egyptian Rite of Freemasonry and claimed to have had occult powers. He was an inspiration for future occultists like H.P. Blavatsky and Goethe, among others. Born of a peasant family named Balsamo, Cagliostro claimed to be a count, a Hermetic magician, an alchemist, and a Gypsy. Historian Thomas Carlyle called him the “Prince of Quacks.” Goethe was so impressed with Cagliostro at first, he traveled to Palermo to meet his family. How disappointed he must have been when “Count” Cagliostro’s family turned out to be peasants who lived in a one room house! He managed to write positive things about the encounter at first, but must have changed his mind later about Cagliostro, because in Goethe’s play The Grand Copht, he portrays Cagliostro as a charlatan.

Unmanageable as a child, Cagliostro’s family sent him to a seminary for education. One day he read the Gospels and replaced the names of Biblical figures with the names of local prostitutes, causing him to be expelled. In Palermo he traveled with a gang of robbers. He used his talent for forgery to make theater tickets, a falsified will, and anything else he could profit from. He even robbed his own uncle and was accused of a murder. He conned the gullible and greedy by pretending that he was able to locate gold and buried treasure with magic, showing clients the sites where he said it was buried. When the gullible nobles went to dig up the treasure at the prescribed site, they instead found Cagliostro’s henchmen waiting for them dressed in devil costumes, who then proceeded to mug the nobles. Cagliostro would later tell the nobles that actual demons had robbed them, and also taken the treasure! This ruse landed him in prison on at least one occasion. At times Cagliostro was none too stable, and did the most embarrassing things, like putting a teacup on his erect penis and telling women "This is the only Bishop you will bow to!"

Cagliostro was initiated into Freemasonry in London in 1776 and decided to start his own version. He claimed he found a manuscript in a bookstall that gave instructions for Egyptian Rite Masonry. Cagliostro told his followers he was thousands of years old, and was the Old Testament prophet Elijah, which were of course all lies. Egyptian Rite Masonry wasn’t really Egyptian at all, and was the creation of Cagliostro. He went about Europe setting up lodges which all sent payments to himself personally.

Cagliostro held seances before they were called seances. Using a child as a medium (which he called a “pupille” or a “colombe”), Cagliostro claimed he could summon spirits to answer questions of wealthy patrons. In other words, he invented the medium scam that would be used in the next century. Cagliostro told the children how to act and what to say prior to the seance, and bribed them with candy. A few times the children actually told the patrons about Cagliostro’s coaching and bribery!

Cagliostro is said to have “pimped out” his own wife at times. Once she tried to ditch Cagliostro for a wealthy noble, and in retaliation Cagliostro had her thrown in prison for a year for adultery. Another time he blackmailed a man whom he had caught in bed with his wife, most likely a pre-arranged set up.

Cagliostro managed to con his way into Louis XVI’s court. He hatched a scheme to purchase an expensive necklace and charge it to Marie Antoinette. The French Royals found out about the attempted swindle, and Cagliostro and his gang went to prison in the Bastille. He was released after one year, but couldn’t stay out of trouble, and was imprisoned again in Italy. He died in St. Leo’s prison 1795, despite claiming he had the elixir of eternal youth.


Dashwood founded the infamous “Hellfire Club” in 1745. He was an inspiration to future occultists, such as Anton LaVey, Aleister Crowley, and no doubt to some degree, Gerald Gardner. Those Wiccans who think Wicca is an ancient religion think Dashwood might have been a Wiccan himself (he wasn’t). Even though most people classify him as a Satanist, more than likely Dashwood was an atheist who did blasphemous things for shock value, just as many Satanists do today. Dashwood was a wealthy libertine who, like Crowley later, was able to get away with many things he did because of his rank in British society. King George I had passed a law to prevent Hellfire-type clubs in 1721, but this didn’t discourage the more perverted types of English nobility. The Hellfire Club (also called “The Monks of Medmenham Abbey”) performed blasphemous rites, but the main interest was always orgies, not magic.

It can’t be said no one suffered from the activities of Dashwood’s gatherings. Pedophillia was a common indulgence at Dashwood’s parties. Children were bought from the slums of London outright and used as sex slaves. Prostitutes dressed as nuns serviced the club’s patrons. Prostitution, unlike what you may have seen in Pretty Woman, is a crime against women. Women involved in prostitution were forced into it because they had no alternative, and certainly didn’t enjoy such a lifestyle. The only thing they could look forward to was an early death from disease or murder. Incest, a taboo in every culture, was also typical among the group. Daughters being molested by their fathers was a common practice. The members paid the price for their debauchery in the form of venereal diseases, naturally.

By 1762, the membership included some of the highest ranking members of the British government; Dashwood was Chancellor of the Exchequer, John Wilkes, Paul Whitehead, and Charles Churchill were members of Parliament, and the Earl of Bute, was Prime Minister (although Adam Weishaupt, and Benjamin Franklin were never members as some people have suggested). Despite the wealth and connections, or rather because of it, Dashwood’s club for perverts eventually imploded. For some reason, Wilkes and Churchill thought they could topple the Bute government and gain control of Parliament if they leaked details of the Hellfire Club’s Satanic rites and perverted sexual activities, incredibly not realizing they were all under the roof of the same glass house. The plan worked, and Bute was removed, but the scandal also predictably tainted them in the process, and also more or less ruined the lives and reputations of everyone in the Hellfire Club.

After the Bute scandal, Dashwood tried to revive the club in caves near Wycomb Hill, but the group had already peaked, and it folded not long after. Dashwood and his “monks” all died off from age and disease over the next twenty years. After Dashwood died, he left an enormous library of pornographic works...a legacy few people would proud of !

ADAM WEISHAUPT (1748-1811)

Founder of the short lived and extremely over-rated Order of the Illuminati. Many occultists claim (falsely) to be in contact with the Illuminati. Fake Anti-Christ Aleister Crowley claimed to be a member, as did fake ex-Satanist Mike Warneke. The AMORC claims it is the highest level of their bogus mail order occult school, and initiation into this level allegedly takes place out of the body on the astral plane (!). Obviously only the most self-deluded make it to that level. The conspiracy nut crowd has a much less favorable view of the Illuminati, however.

There is a mountain of myth surrounding this now extinct order, but we can determine the truth. Weishaupt was a Bavarian law professor who started the Illuminati in 1778 (not 1776). The Illuminati actually seems to have been more concerned with politics than the occult, and Weishaupt was probably an atheist. The Masonic-like rituals it used by the order were probably just a smokescreen for their subversive political activities. Weishaupt hated the Jesuits, but was said to have patterned his order after them in some ways. While the Illuminati was Masonic-like, it doesn’t appear to have been an actual branch of Freemasonry.

The Illuminati sought to overthrow the government of Bavaria, and hoped it could eventually spread it’s revolution all over the world. Their overly ambitious goal was to end all kingdoms and all religions. But their activities were exposed in 1784, when an Illuminati courier was struck by lightning, and his secret papers came to light. Wieshaupt lost his position as a Professor and fled Bavaria. Weishaupt wrote a few books in exile, such as An Apology For The Illuminati, but the order was kaput. Weishaupt died in poverty, alone and forgotten (at least for a while). By the end of the 18th century, the Order of The Illuminatti had ceased to exist. Period. End of story.

But of course, old legends die hard. The Illuminati has been a favorite subject of conspiracy writers from Texx Mars (who’s an Anti-Semite) to Jack Chick (who’s anti-Catholic). Exactly who is behind the Illuminati depends on the conspiracy nut who’s telling the tale. Anti-Semites say it's the Jews (the Rothschild's in particular, they’re always a favorite target of Jew haters), while others say the Roman Catholic Church, or the Freemasons (including the American founding fathers!), or the Communists, or Wiccans, or Satanists, or The Trilateral Commission, or even the Mafia, among others, and sometimes several groups are included in the conspiracy. The Illuminati is sort of like extraterrestrial aliens that pilot U.F.Os...lots of people claim to have seen them and believe they exist, write detailed books about what they do, explain how they’ve shaped history, make claims about what their plans are for humanity...but no one can offer a shred of evidence to prove they’re real. Oh, and speaking of U.F.O.s, British soccer player turned New Ager, David Icke, says the Illuminati are actually Reptilian Aliens! Help! Call Dr. Who! Obviously all these things are bigoted and crackpot ideas created by bigots and crackpots, and should be dismissed.

In reality, the Illuminati hasn't existed in over 200 years, and it was a total failure. There is no evidence of their existence after the 18th century, and certainly no evidence the American Founding Fathers or the Rothschilds ever belonged to it. The lluminatti was exposed early on, and thus their operations ended. If there was an Illuminati today, it's the most unsuccessful secret society of all time, since a) everyone has heard of it and b) it’s over 200 years later since it was founded and it still hasn't taken over the world! You may even come across this or that webpage claiming to be the website of the “Illuminati” created as a joke or by someone living in a dream world. They too, can be dismissed, and have no connection to Weishaupt’s short lived Illuminati other than wishful thinking. Even though the legend has gotten a lot of mileage, there is no “real” Illuminati around today. It’s the stuff of crackpots and hatemongers, just deal with it.

Adam Weishupt’s dream of world domination never materialized and he died an impoverished failure...and probably wasn’t even an occultist!


Falsely credited with creating hypnotism (he didn't, actually). He was a quack doctor who promoted the belief magnets could induce healing powers, called "animal magnetism"...the forerunner of quack magnetic healing practices of today. Mesmer believed in astrology, and thought the planets moved about in an ether, which caused tides. Disease was caused by blockage of these tides. Mesmer thought magnets were magic (as do superstitions people today) and could cure these “astral blockages”.

Mesmer was somewhat of a gold digger, and married an older woman who had been one of his patients, and moved into her palace outside of Vienna. There he set up shop. He took special interest in some patients whom he allowed to live in his estate so he could heal them...all of them pretty young women, oddly enough. He also began to neglect his elderly wife about this time, focusing all his attention on his special patients. Local authorities became suspicious of Mesmer, because his treatments involved massaging the thighs and breasts of his female patients while they wore only a loose smock.. Maria Paradies, a blind 16 y.o. girl live-in patient that Mesmer claimed he was curing, was examined by a real Doctor and discovered to be in fact still blind. However, not wanting to miss out on the “treatments”, she refused to leave when her parents tried to retrieve her. Eventually the police intervened, and Mesmer left Vienna for France to avoid being arrested.

Mesmer set up shop in Paris, and became a big hit. Patients would swoon and shudder during some of Mesmer’s dramatic magnet treatments, and the phenomenon soon was called "Mesmerism". Mesmer’s healing sessions were theatrical, not therapeutic. The healing sessions often dealt with men and women sitting next to each other in a darkened room pressing their hands against the inner thighs of the person next to them. It’s certainly not hard to imagine ulterior motives for people participating in the “healing” rituals!

A cocky Mesmer approached King Louis the XVI of France for an endowment of 250,000 francs. The King agreed, but only if Mesmer would allow his methods to be examined by a committee first (French Physicians had been requesting the King do this for some time). Furious at the King’s requirements, Mesmer refused and left France, knowing he’d be exposed as a fake under such an examination. Rich clients of Mesmer’s began to pledge money to him, and soon the totals reached 350,000 Francs, much more than he initially asked the King for. Mesmer returned to France, and now it was the King’s turn to be furious. The King ordered a commission to investigate Mesmer, who was now compelled to comply.

In 1784 by the French Academy of Sciences, including the company of U.S. ambassador Benjamin Franklin, drew the conclusion that Mesmer’s miraculous “cures” were merely due to suggestion (or probably due to what Psychologists would now call “the Placebo Effect”). A Physician pretending to be ill went to Mesmer who treated him. The Physician later revealed Mesmer could not correctly diagnose illness with magnets as he claimed. About this same time, news of the Maria Paradise incident surfaced in Paris, and he became a laughing stock. Mesmer lost his fortune after being exposed as a fraud, subsequently planned a comeback in Vienna, but was turned away at the border by authorities. He lived out a modest retirement, never achieving his previous success.

Anton Mesmer was a fake, and magnets can’t cure you. People get sick from things like germs not planets or stars. Magnets aren’t magic, they’re just magnets.

FRANCIS BARRETT (1770?-1820?)

wrote The Magus in 1801. The Magus was and still is a popular book on conjuring spirits. In the book Barrett claimed he was a “Professor of Chemistry”, but there is no record of him attending any school in England, and he seems to have simply been lying. There was also a Francis Barett in England who experimented with hot air baloons, but there's no evidence that this is the same Francis Barrett, as some occultists like to claim. The book sold poorly and was forgotten until it was re-discovered 60 years later by Eliphas Levi and later others. The book is basically a re-writing of Corneilius Aggripa’s Three Books of Occult Philosophy. Barrett died in obscurity, and since there is no known grave for him, he probably died in poverty and was buried in a pauper’s field. His book became popular only years after his death, and he never enjoyed the success of it. Barrett couldn’t make the occult work for him, neither could Aggrippa whom he plagiarized it from, nor can anyone else.

Francis Barrett; He died in poverty and was simply regurgitated a previous fake’s writings.

MARIE LAVEAU (1783?-1881?)

There were apparently two Marie LaVeaus, the title seems to have been passed from mother two daughter, which is why she appeared to live to be around 100. Marie LaVeau Jr. seems to have been the one most people were familiar with. The junior LaVeau of the 19th century is said to have taken care of an elderly woman who bore a resemblance to her...apparently this was her mother, the first Marie LaVeau. The LaVeaus were known for her wild religious Voodoo ceremonies...really little more than orgies where rich white men paid to "get it on" with LaVeau’s black and mulatto voodoo girl followers (more like hookers, really). So in other words, the LaVeaus were little more than "Cathouse Madams".

The LaVeaus were hairdressers by trade, and learned the secrets of their rich clients that they later used to blackmail them with. If the famous Voodoo Queens were so powerful why did they resort to blackmailing their hairdressing clients? Because she had no powers! The famous book Black and White Magic by Marie Laveau obviously wasn’t written by her but by the sellers of worthless and fake voodoo oils and powders...just colored baby oil and colored baby powder. The lodestones she gave people in the little red flannel bags weren’t magic...just magnets. Voodoo is for the superstitious. Are you superstitious?

KATE FOX (b.1829-1892) and MARGARET FOX(b.1825-1892)

At ages 11 and 15 respectively, the Fox sisters started the whole spiritualist/seance’ movement in 1848 in upstate New York. Much of modern occultism has its roots in Spiritualism. Spiritualism had no hierarchy, was often practiced in the homes of the followers, and women played a prominent role. It was the Wicca of it’s day. About four decades later, after years of poverty, failed marriages, and alcoholism, the sisters confessed the strange popping sounds had been made by the girls cracking their toe joints. The thumping sounds heard by their parents were made by simply bouncing an apple on the floor! Catherine even became a Roman Catholic and renounced spiritualism (calling it “evil”) at one point, but she backslid later and settled back into her old ways. They wrote a book exposing the truth called The Death Blow To Spiritualism, confessing the whole thing had been a hoax.

The gals tried a road show, demonstrating how they popped their toes (they were double jointed), but it failed to draw large audiences. A few people just didn’t want to believe their confession, and evidence of this is the fact that even while the Foxes were on tour denouncing themselves as fakes, Kate still gave seances for money to private clients! A year later, failing to get rich by 'fessing up, they then recanted their confession and tried to return to Spiritualism. Mediums knew they were really fake all along, because they used all kinds of tricks in these seances’ (wires, mirrors, etc.), and were eventually exposed by skeptics, including magician Harry Houdini. Skeptics and disillusioned followers of the day didn’t buy the Foxes latest story, that they had lied about lying.

Spiritualism had indeed received a death blow, and from the very people that started it. The days of a new book on Spiritualism coming out each week were over. Kate was arrested in 1888 for drunkenness and “idleness”. She lived from then on by begging and borrowing and died impoverished in 1892. Margaret died a few months after her sister Kate, and followed her into a pauper's grave. Even though spiritualists today swear the Foxes were legit (it's called being deluded), they don't even give seances in the last Medium camp at Cassadagga, Florida anymore. The masses left spiritualism like rats leaving a sinking ship. Spiritualism had a brief re-surge after WWI, with lonely people who tried to contact dead loved ones lost in battle. Once again, there were Mediums ready to prey on the desperate. Seances became a popular parlor trick, but died out again with the advent of the radio. Now people could hear the disembodied voices of Burns and Allen, Jack Benny, and Abbot and Costello, as well as news sports and commercials. Once again spiritualism was all but extinguished.

The Fox Sisters, founders of the Spiritualist occult religion, were self admitted fakes and failures.

ELIPHAS LEVI (1810 - 1875)

Wrote several books on the occult, and put a new spin on magic. Born Alphonse Constant, Levi became a Deacon in the Roman Catholic Church. He found the vow of celibacy hard to keep, and left the Church to marry a young girl. The marriage only lasted a year. Levi made a big splash by trying to make sense of the occult by translating and reinterpreting (“misinterpreting” would be a more accurate word) medieval grimories. He basically rewrote them to make old spell-books sound as though they were sources of hidden wisdom. He transformed them from the superstitious books that had previously been for slackers, who thought spirits could be compelled to find buried treasure, or lovesick old men trying to win the hearts of teenage maidens via magic spells. By Levi’s reinterpretation for instance, a love charm in an old grimorie might now be re-written as a “seal to commune with the Olympian spirit of Venus”. Levi is probably best known for his drawing of the Devil, which he now called “the god of witches” also known as “Baphomet” or “The Goat of Mendes”. This drawing is a favorite of occultists of all types, including Wiccans and Satanists, and no doubt you’ve seen it previously as it has become somewhat famous.

Under Levi, sorcery was now a religious path...something it had not previously been. He tried to make the occult more respectable and to the more naive types, he succeeded. He’s credited with creating the term “occult” to describe sorcery, fortune telling, necromancy, and all kinds of spooky weirdness to make it sound less like spooky weirdness. Levi created a myth that all, occult teachings and magic practices were all connected. Tarot cards, alchemy, sorcery, astrology, the cabala, Rosicrucianism, Freemasonry, etc., were all part of a mystical religious knowledge that was handed down from time immemorial and had been all but lost. Levi was convinced the key to this knowledge was through ritual magic. Not everyone agrees with his theory. Occult historian Collin Wilson bluntly called it “a lie” [The Occult: A History by Collin Wilson, pg.326) . The man who had many of Levi’s books translated, occultist A. E. Waite, warned readers Levi was prone to use his imagination...a case of the pot calling the cauldron black.

Even though Levi wrote extensively about sorcery, he didn’t actually do things anyone would consider “magical”. While Levi may have thought of the occult as a science, he was never able to repeatedly produce results through magic (not even once) under the observation of others, which would have been necessary to validate this idea. He traveled to England in 1854, but the English expected him to be able to actually produce miracles which he couldn’t do. Although this event ended in failure, he did make a few contacts, notably author Bulwer-Lytton who gave him a well needed infusion of cash. Levi returned to France and still continued on as an occultist.

Determined to actually produce magic after this, he later claimed he had conjured the spirit of Apollonius of Tyana (a Greek mystic who lived around 30 A.D.) to ask him two questions...obviously, Levi had a lot of time on his hands. In some accounts of the story, Levi got so scared when the spirit appeared, he forgot the two questions and passed out! No one else was present when this incident supposedly occurred, so it’s possible the story is a deliberate invention of Levi, or the product of his vivid imagination. He had to prepare for three weeks before this ritual that included 2 weeks of vegetarian dieting and a week of fasting. During this three weeks, Levi constantly meditated on Apollonius and imagined having conversations with him (visualization). The conjuration itself consisted of a grueling 12 hours of incantations. It’s not hard to believe since Levi wanted the spirit to appear so desperately, coupled with weakness from weeks of starving and constantly visualizing the “ghost” that he had simply hallucinated. Since by his own admission he passed out (which can happen from starvation), it’s even possible the whole thing was just a dream. Even Levi later admitted it was possible he had imagined it. If so, where was the magic? Passing out and having hallucinations aren’t magic!

Nevertheless, Levi’s books about sorcery were a big inspiration to later occultists such as H.P.Blavatsky, A..E. Waite (who translated several of Levi’s books into English), MacGregor Mathers and the occultists of the Golden Dawn, and Aleister Crowley. Crowley even declared he was the reincarnation of Levi, who died in 1875, the same year Crowley was born. Gardner was familiar with the works of Levi and seems to have followed in his footsteps; Just as Levi had taken ancient grimories and changed them from superstitious spell books to repositories of religious wisdom, so Gerald Gardner later took witchcraft and changed it from nefarious sorcery to a pre-Christian Pagan priesthood.

Levi did not seem to begin his career in the occult until his wife left him, which suggests to me that initially he got into the occult for the reason so many people do, to win back a lost lover through love spells. I wonder if his wife had never left him what would have happened. Perhaps he would have never got into the occult in the first place, and the occult revival would not have lasted as long as it did, nor had the long reaching impact.

Eliphas Levi; A man with an active imagination who didn’t really have occult powers.


A English blue blood writer best remembered for the now cliched line “It was a dark and stormy night.” The English Rosicrucian society, founded in 1867 by Robert Wentworth Little, claimed Bulwer-Lytton as their 'Grand Patron', but this was news to Lytton, and he wrote to the society complaining that he was "extremely surprised" by their use of the title, as he had "never sanctioned suc"'. Bulwer-Lytton was a believer in the occult who wrote a book titled The Coming Race in 1870. It dealt with a mysterious energy called “Vrill”, and a race of fictitious underground supermen by the same name who were destined to emerge when they ran out of living space and destroy humanity. Lytton meant his work to be fiction, but many Theosophists believed the book to somehow be true! The Theosophists concluded the fictitious "Vrill" people of Lytton's book were the Aryans. The idea of Vrill became popular among German racists, and even seems to have had an influence on Nietzsche, even though he was supposedly an atheist. The AMORC and Theosophists still write about the Vrill energy, which doesn’t actually exist, and probably will continue to write about it. All this from one novel! The legend of Vril continued to grow, and several occult groups were established in Germany before World War II inspired by this Vril fallacy, including a “Vril Lodge”. Serbottendorf, Hitler and Hess are said to have belonged to one of them. No doubt if Bulwer-Lytton could see how his novel inspired so much evil he would be horrified!

The legend of underground Aryans continued to grow, even after Germany was crushed by WWII. In the 1970's, a crackpot writer named Dr. Raymond Bernard wrote several books about Nazis living at the South Pole, who had found the entrance to the “Hollow Earth”. He tried unsuccessfully to raise money to buy a Zeppelin, which was to have been decorated with swastikas, to fly to the South Pole to find it. Some fringe groups today believe Hitler and the Nazis escaped to the South Pole and to this non-existent Hollow Earth.

Hitler’s committed suicide in 1945 according to eyewitnesses who were with him, and his remains were positively identified through dental records, therefore he did not escape to the South Pole or the Hollow Earth. Scientists know the earth is not hollow, but filled with molten rock. Anyone who has heard of volcanoes knows this is true. It just shows you how far occultists can take a work of fiction! Today, Lytton is today considered a hack writer, and UCLA even gives out a “Bulwer-Lytton Award” each year for incredibly bad writing. There is no Vrill, there are no Aryan Supermen - - not above ground, below ground, or at the South Pole - - and the Nazis were evil and lost WWII. This is reality.

Bulwer Lytton; A hack writer who accidently launched an occult myth that inspired the Nazis.

ALBERT PIKE (1809-1891)

Revitalized Scottish Rite Masonry. Sovereign Grand Commander of Scottish Rite Masonry from 1859 until his death. Born a Boston Yankee, he nevertheless fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War. A notorious womanizer, Pike had left Massachusetts long before the war broke out, due to his numerous affairs. Despite being 300 lbs, he was what most people today would call “a player”. Pike claimed to have graduated from Harvard, although there is no record of it. Pike was made a Brigadier General due to his Masonic connections and position in the now extinct Whig Party...a position he was ill equipped to handle. Pike hatched a scheme to recruit Native Americans to fight for the Confederacy. In 1862 Pike’s brigade fought at the Battle of Pea Ridge, resulting in a Confederate rout. Later, his men were accused of desertion, scalping and defiling the bodies of dead Union soldiers. Pike resigned his commission in disgrace, and was later imprisoned for misappropriating funds.

After the Civil War, Pike abandoned his wife and children to live in poverty and headed to Arkansas. It was during this time he began to re-write the rituals of Scottish Rite Masonry. Masonry had fallen from grace after the Captain Morgan incident of 1840. Morgan had published two books exposing the secret rituals, handshakes, and passwords. A band of Masons kidnaped Morgan in broad daylight, took him across the border to Canada, and murdered him. All the accused Masons were acquitted for the crime by a jury and judge who were all Masons, and the resulting scandal turned most Americans against Masonry. Masonry was given a second chance due in part to Albert Pike’s efforts and probably would have gone extinct in the U.S.A. otherwise. It’s been said of Pike he found Freemasonry in a log cabin and left it in a palace.

While Pike maybe remembered by Freemasons as a veritable saint (at least until recent years), others outside of Masonry may not think so. Pike was a racist who considered black people inferior, and forbid their entrance to Freemasonry, citing they were not "born free". Pike is even said to have written the rituals of the Ku Klux Klan for Bedford Forrest during this same period! There are many Masonic and occultic elements in the KKK of the reconstruction ear that still live on today, such as the titles of “Cyclops”, “Wizard”, “Dragon” and “Ghoul” and the burning of crosses, which is something that you would expect of Satanists rather than Christians (although this practice may have developed much later). The rituals also talk about “seeking the light” and “accepting the light”, just like in Masonry. Many of the original members of the KKK were Masons, and The Klan even met in Masonic lodges in the early days!

It’s also believed by many historians that Pike was the Imperial Wizard for the Arkansas KKK. It’s hard to say if this all this was true, considering the KKK was also a secret society like Freemasonry, but it is certainly possible. Pike seems to have had similar ideas to the Klan, as a newspaper article written by Pike illustrates:

"With Negroes for witnesses and jurors, the administration of justice becomes a blasphemous mockery. A Loyal League of Negroes can cause any white man to be arrested, and can prove any charges it chooses to have made against him. ...The disenfranchised people of the South ... can find no protection for property, liberty or life, except in secret association.... We would unite every white man in the South, who is opposed to Negro suffrage, into one great Order of Southern Brotherhood, with an organization complete, active, vigorous, in which a few should execute the concentrated will of all, and whose very existence should be concealed from all but its members." [Memphis, Tennessee Daily Appeal, April 16, 1868]

Despite decries of Mason apologists, it’s hard to imagine Pike’s secret society organized as a “Order of Southern Brotherhood” to suppress Black freedom could have been anything other than the Ku Klux Klan. Small wonder many Klan chapters held their meetings in the lodge halls of Freemasonry...another “whites only” secret society. Some speculate that the original Klan might have even been some kind of extension to American Freemasonry of the 19th century like the Shriners are today.

Many people get offended when I point out Freemasonry was (and still is for the most part) a “whites only” organization, but it's the truth. The York Rite and Scottish Rite Freemasons claim they no longer follow the despicable practice of barring blacks from joining at this writing, although they have never responded to my inquieries as to the exact date the ban was lifted. In 1975, the U.S. Federal Government told the Freemasons to allow blacks to join or lose their tax exempt status. Instead of letting blacks join, they chose the latter!

There is a claim made by many conspiracy writers that Pike said the god Masons worship was Lucifer, which he apparently did not actually make. Pike allegedly told a group of 33rd Degree Masons that this secret could be told to Masons of the 32nd, 31st, and 30th degrees as well. The claim was first made by anti-Semite Edith Miller Star, a.k.a., Lady Queensboro, in her book, The Occult Theocracy. Star cited no reference to the source, and it appears to be bogus. Star spent her life in and out of mental asylums, and eventually died in one. Her story certainly sounds unlikely.

That being said, Pike nevertheless did seem to have knowledge of the occult regardless if he was a “Luciferian” or not. In his Magnum Opus, Morals and Dogma, Pike made several references to the Cabala, instructing Masons to study it. He compares Christianity to the world’s religions, including the Pagan religions of old. Pike seems to hint that Sun worship is the original religion, a view echoed by later Masonic occultists such as Albert Macky, Rosicrucian Max Heindel, and Manly Palmer Hall. Pike considered Satan to be merely a dark force of nature, as did Helena Blavatsky and Anton LaVey. Whatever Pike’s religious beliefs might have been, he doesn’t seem to have been a Christian. No Christian should be part of such a nefarious legacy! If you’re a Mason and consider yourself a Christian, leave Masonry immediately.

In dire straits toward the last years of his life, Albert Pike was allowed to live in a Masonic Temple. Albert Pike, an occultist, (Luciferian? ) womanizer, racist, who flopped as a Confederate General and spent his last days impoverished !


A Medium who came on the beginning of the Spiritualist scene at the time the Fox Sisters created it, even though he claimed he was “contacting spirits” before then. Home is said to be one of the few, if not the only, medium that wasn’t publically exposed as fake. The reason for Home’s success is due to the fact that he only allowed his seances to be examined under conditions he approved of. Skeptics during that time would light lanterns during the seances revealing the trickery of the mediums (such as wires, strings, assistants dressed in black, etc.). Home avoided this by never letting anyone attend a seance he thought might cause him trouble. Home was indeed caught using tricks once during a Seance, but the information was never made public during his lifetime (The Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural by James Randi, pg 120 ).

Home’s Seances often utilized a concertina (a little accordion) locked in a cage. During the seance, faint music could be heard, and the attendees assumed it was a ghost playing the locked-up concertina. After his death, a small 8 note harmonica was discovered among his possessions. Magician James Randi has noted it would have been easy for Homes to conceal the little 8 note harmonica in his mouth, covered by his enormous moustache. For some reason, the spirits only played the same two songs at every seance, which were probably all the songs Home knew how to play. One of the songs was “Home, Sweet Home”, (The Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural by James Randi, pg 121 ) no doubt intended as an inside joke.

Home suffered from TB most of his life and died at age 53. One of his assistants later went on to even greater fame than he did. Her name was Helena P. Blavatsky, who no doubt learned all of Home’s tricks. Like all Mediums and channelers, Home was a fake.


Authoress of Isis Unvieled, The Secret Doctrine, The Stanzas of Dyzan, and founder of the Theosophical Society. Theosophy became the basis for many occult societies who borrowed from it, including an offshoot called “Arianosophy”, most Rosicrucian groups around today, The Chaney’s Astara of Los Angeles, and Elizabeth Claire Prophet’s Church Universal and Triumphant, to name just a few. Many members of the Golden Dawn had started out in Theosophy, and it’s teachings seem to have been incorporated into modern day Spiritualism.

The two hundred fifty pound Russian Medium Helena Blavatsky started the Theosophical Society 1875 claiming she had made telepathic contact with mysterious “ascended masters” in Tibet. She dubbed herself a “Priestess of Isis”, and combined Spiritualism, Cabala, Western occultism, Hinduism and Buddhism along with a dash of Darwinian evolution, to make the whole thing sound “scientific”. In fact, occultists of all stripes snidely think they are more scientific than Christians, simply because they believe in Evolution and the Big Bang (even though many if not most Christians do too!)...while they also believe in such things as elves, fairies, and magic and carry red flannel bags with a lodestones to bring good luck. And while Theosophists may not believe in all those things mentioned, they do have many beliefs that most people would find strange.

The Theosophical Society had an alliance with an organization run by a certain Swami Sarasvati, until the Swami denounced Blavatsky and her sidekick Ollcott as charlatans , and they were exposed as such many times. Nevertheless, the society is still around today. She wrote two occult best sellers, Isis Unveiled (1887) and The Secret Doctrine (1888), which are still in print. Blavatsky claimed the ascended masters (humans who are centuries old living inside a mountain in Tibet) inspired her to write the books and communicated with her telepathically. She claimed the goddess Isis herself gave her the ideas for Isis Unveiled. There’s actually no real evidence she actually had any contact with “ascended masters” or “Isis”, and the bulk of the material for her books is simply plagiarized from other works.

A skeptic named William Coleman discovered 2000 passages Blavatsky lifted from other books and never gave credit for. He counted a total of 100 books in all used in the making of Isis Unveiled, and The Secret Doctrine was discovered to be in a similar vein, with even entire pages plagiarized from other books! The footnotes to Blavastky’s books were added years after her death by her followers to help cover up her plagiarism. The Stanzas of Dyzan, yet another book Blavatsky wrote, claiming it was the oldest book in the world, also turned out to be a hoax with many passages copied from books of the 19th century! Nevertheless, her books are still in print to this day (Madame Blavatsky High Priestess Of The Occult pgs. 374-375 by Gertrude M. Williams).

Blavatsky was born of Russian nobility. She married a 50 year old Colonel, but soon left him. She is said to have had several odd jobs, including a trick rider in a circus, a piano teacher, and manager of an artificial flower factory. She also became the traveling companion of a wealthy heiress who had a library of hundreds of books that she always took with her. This is no doubt where Blavatsky got much of her material to plagiarize from.

As previously mentioned, for a time she was the assistant to medium Daniel Home, and this is where she learned the tricks of the trade of Spiritualism. She was not as cautious as Home, however, and got accused of fraud and exposed as a fake several times during her career. She set up shop as a medium in Cairo, Egypt, but was exposed as a fake when someone found a long white glove stuffed with cotton in the Seance room right before a Seance was about to begin (The Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural by James Randi, pg 34 ). She fled Egypt after that and went to America.

Blavatsky decided she needed a better scam than Spiritualism. At first they called it The Miracle Club, but it didn’t take, since it was too much like Spiritualism. Then she decided on the name Theosophy, and the scam worked. Once she claimed to have materialized a teacup by meditating while sitting on the ground. When an observer accused of her of having buried it there earlier and merely digging up the teacup, she was treated to one of those blasts of foul language Blavatsky was notorious for. (The Occult: A History by Colin Wilson, page 334) Another time Blavatsky claimed to have found a lost broach of an heiress. The heiress accused Blavatsky of simply buying one that looked like it. Blavatsky denied this profusely, even though a receipt for the broach from a local pawn broker was later produced by a defector! (Ibid, 334)

One follower (who had apparently been Blavatsky’s assistant in fakery) named Emma Coulomb became disillusioned with Blavatsky and set out to expose Blavatsky as the fraud she was. Coulomb passed along evidence which showed Blavatsky to be a fake to the editor of Christian College Magazine. One revelation was that Blavatsky made letters from “Coot Hoomi” (one of the Tibetan ascended masters Blavatsky supposedly had contact with) seem to magically appear from nowhere by simply shoving them through cracks in the ceiling from the room above! Coulomb also revealed Blavatsky had secret passages and hidden doors built into her house which aided her in deceiving people about her “psychic abilities”. Why did she do this? Well, it’s because she was a fraud and she had no powers and people who follow her teachings today need to accept this. The Theosophists tried to strike back, claiming Christian missionaries were behind a conspiracy to stop them involving thousands of dollars. The reality is Christian missionaries never took the Theosophists seriously, and never launched such a campaign, nor did they have the thousands of dollars at their disposal as Theosophists charged.

Not long after this, a medium in America claimed that Blavatsky plagiarized one of his lectures and published it as a "revelation" from Coot Hoomi. (The Occult: A History by Collin Wilson pgs ) . About this same time The Society for Psychical Research set out to India to investigate Blavatsky at the insistence of Coulomb. The investigator, Richard Hodgson, was admitted to the room containing the "shrine" where Coot Hoomi's letters magically appeared, but only after much stalling. He smelt a rat after finding just a newly made cedar wood box and freshly plastered walls. A bungling follower tried to defend HPB by saying "You see, it's perfectly solid" while slapping the back of the “shrine”, and thus accidentally causing the back to fall off, revealing a secret entrance to Blavatsky's bedroom! The investigator interviewed several people who had witnessed her “magic feats” and grouped them into four categories: 1. Skeptics 2. Partial skeptics 3. Sincere believers 4. Confederates who aided her in deception. (Madame Blavatsky High Priestess Of The Occult by Gertrude M. Williams pgs.270-271)

The Society for Psychical Research published a detailed 200 page report, detailing the methods of trickery Blavatsky used. The report concluded by calling her “...one of the most accomplished, ingenious, and interesting imposters in history”. Her society sounds as though it was actually a cult. Many of her closest followers were said to have suffered miserable fates, including suicide. Biographer Gertrude Williams wrote that “she ruled her followers ambidextrously, through glamour and fear”. Toward the end of her life, she wrote a confession to one of her detractors, a Russian writer named Solyvov, and admitted she had lied about many things, including the existence of the Mahatmas, having hundreds of lovers (she was actually a virgin until they day she died), that she faked communications with spirits and that some of the phenomena her followers saw could be attributed to hallucination! Even then, she wrote the letter in the most dramatic manner possible, making herself sound like a persecuted martyr rather than a fraud. Later she retracted part of the confession, claiming the Ascended Masters were real after all, which would mean she lied about lying if that were the case. Considering the Chinese Army has control of every square inch of Tibet, it’s unlikely they would have failed to miss the discovery of an underground Bhuddist momentary. And if Tibetan Bhuddists had all these miraculous powers, with all due respect, the Dalai Lama would not have to live in exile as he has for decades!

Though Blavatsky was proven a fraud in her lifetime and even finally admitted it, her Theosophical Society continues on. There are chapters in several countries even today, including the U.S. Her followers will even say things like “Sure, HPB had a streak of charlatanism in her, but you have to look past that and read her teachings for what they really are.” What are these teachings? Blavatsky’s Theosophy deals with such hookum as the "seven root races". The god like giant Aryan race lived on Atlantis and lost their god-like status by intermarrying with the “semi-human” Jews. The intermarrying with Jews caused the Aryans to devolve, according to Blavatsky. Blavatsky called Judaism a “religion of hate and malice toward everyone and everything outside itself.” , while the Aryans were the most advanced people spiritually. Compare this type of mentality with that of Joseph Mengele. Theosphy is nothing but recycled occult gobbledy gook from previous books with a strong flavor of anti-Semitism and anti-Christianism thrown in for flavor!

Eventually, so the story goes, the Aryans blew up Atlantis through black magic. Kaboom! The next root race were invisible, made from “fire mist”, and lived at the North Pole. No doubt, neighbors of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. I wonder if they were invisible how anyone knew they existed since they can't be seen? There’s a head scratcher. The race after that was just barely visible, lived in Asia and “invented sex”. A race of giant telepathic apes inhabited the now vanished continent of Lemuria. (I know, it sounds like a D.C. comic.).

Her writings are not only anti-Semetic but as well as anti-Christian. She considered Jesus to have been “a failure”, and seemed very troubled, if not jealous, of the many depictions of the Virgin Mary by Roman Catholics. She often snidely commented on the “many changes of wardrobe” Mary seems to have, almost like one woman envious of another woman’s clothes. Blavastky’s hokum was a big inspiration for many occultists of her day. It stirred up interest in goddess worship and influenced many Rosicrucians groups, The Golden Dawn, Astara ( the California psychic church and mail order occult school run by the Cheney’s), The Church Universal and Triumphant (Elizabeth Claire Prophet’s gun toting survivalist cult), among others. The Rosicrucian Fellowship uses Blavatsky’s teachings for the bulk of their mail order “Western Philosophy” course. Aleister Crowley, claimed to have actually met her in person, and Blavatsky’s books were required readings for members of Crowley’s occult organizations.

HPB was probably the first to introduce reincarnation into Spiritualism. Up until then, most Spiritists believed in a heaven like existence throughout eternity, called “Summerland”. Blavatsky also introduced evolution into reincarnation by saying people were reincarnated as people, not randomly switching incarnations between animals and people as in the version of reincarnation taught by Eastern religions, like Hinduism and Bhuddism..

Her saddest and most horrifying accomplishment was being the spiritual impetus for the Nazi regime, decades after her death. As you can guess by her doctrines about Aryans and Jews previously mentioned, many German occultists and racists embraced Blavatsky’s idea of being descended from Aryan god-men and her anti-Semeticism. Blatvatsky’s favorite occult symbol was the swastika, which she claimed was the symbol of the Aryan race and the most powerful of all occult symbols. This symbol was adopted by the Nazis. Heinrich Himmler was a devout believer in Blavatsky’s teachings, and even went on an expedition to Asia as Germany was losing WWII to try and find the (non-existing) link to the Tibetans and the Aryans.

Blavatsky was one of the first occultists to make goddess worship an alternative to Christianity, paving the way for Gardner and the Wiccans. Likewise, Gardner borrowed some ideas from Blavatsky, particularly her take on reincarnation which was different from the Eastern idea of it.

Even though Blavatsky admitted she was a fake, there are still a handful of followers that refuse to believe it. There are two branches of the Theosophical society, the result of a schism after her death. One branch is based in Arya, India, the other in Wheaton, Illinois. In the 1990's during a Theosophist convention of the American branch, a pair of ice tongs Blavatsky had “materialized” during her career (no doubt by slight of hand) was proudly on display. Some people will always want to believe.

Supposedly, the Tibetan masters she was in telepathic contact with lived for centuries. Why then was she in poor health during her final years, and only lived to be 61 instead of hundreds of years like Coot Hoomi and Count St. Germain? Why follow a follow a fraud who caused so much evil? Blavatsky helped in part create the holocaust. Her racist doctrines are more than just pure fantasy, they are also pure evil.

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A 19th century German philosopher perhaps best known for the saying “That which does not kill us makes us stronger”, and also coined the phrase "God is dead". He was actually an atheist, not an occultist. But since so many occultists seem to read Nitzche (or pretend to), I’ll mention him. Occultist Aleister Crowley seemed to be very influenced by him, as were Anton LaVey and even Charles Manson. Nietzsche did not believe in conventional morality, but thought man was “beyond good and evil”, and had to choose his own moral code. This is basically the way most occultists live their lives. Nietzsche believed a person should throw themselves completely into a cause without hope of personal gain or reward (according to most interpretations). Many historians think Nietzsche’s writings are why so many intellectuals joined the Nazi and Communist parties during the early 20th century. His writings of "Ubermench" (supermen) rising up from the masses certainly sound as though they could have been written by Joseph Goebels. Neitzche's writings are somewhat ambiguous, almost to the point of being mystical. This allows for a lot of wiggle room interpretation wise, and thus there are actually several school of thought on how to interpret what his philosophy is about. Writings about "The Will To Power" and the rise of "Supermen" are what made him Hitler's favorite sage, and the anti-Semetic and anti-Christian tone was no doubt an added bonus. He was also said to be a favorite of Joseph Stalin, too.

Apologists for Nietzche claim he wasn't really anti-Semetic, and that the Nazis simply took selections of his writings they liked out of context, and ignored what they didn't like. The thing is, there doesn’t seem to be much that they wouldn’t have liked! His apologists will claim things such as Nietzche allegdly dropped a publisher because the publisher was anti-Semetic, as an example (other accounts say, it was simply a dispute over money). Nietzsche is favorite of college professors, and when the fact he had been a source of inspiration for the Nazis came out, it became necessary to claim Nietzsche was not anti-Semitic, and even opposed to anti-Semitism. This is because atheistic professors just love Nietzsche’s hatred of Christians and want to keep him the classrooms. It’s really just a convenient way to promote bigotry. Hating Christians isn’t as detestable as hating Jews, but it should be.

If Nietzsche wasn't an anti-Semite, he sure kept some peculiar company, especially for someone who supposedly opposed anti-Semitism! One of his best friends was composer Richard Wagner, a man who never tried to hide his hatred of Jews. If the Nazi regime had been a movie, Wagner provided the soundtrack for it 50 years in advance. It would have been hard to have been Wagner's friend without having his issues with Jews and Judaism come up, because anti-Semitism and German romanticism dominated his music and his life. His sister was an anti-Semite and even left Germany with her husband for Uruguay to start an "Aryan colony" ,which still exists today. In a foreshadow of things to come, the group even adopted a swastika flag as it's symbol! In other words, the group created a proto-Nazi Germany south of the border (well, south of our border, anyway). His other sister was also an anti-Semite, whom apologists blame for editing and arranging his posthumous writings to appear anti-Semitic. It might be presumed his sisters learned anti-Semitism and German nationalism from their parents, which would have been the same parents Professor Friedrich had. How is it that this man was surrounded by so many haters of Jews, and yet somehow remained unaffected?

The fact Nietzsche hated Christianity is unquestionable, so is it really so unreasonable to think he hated it's parent religion? His biggest source of inspiration, Shopenhauer, was also an anti-Semite who hated Christianity. Shopenhauer wrote extensively about the will, like Nietzsche, although he did not seem to practice much will power in real life. He usually gorged himself at dinner and drank wine until he fell asleep at the dinner table, food particles still clinging in his beard. These are the type of people that wake up in various puddles of their own fluids (and those of others!).

Nietzsche’s idea that he could make up his own morality allowed him to frequent brothels, which is how he contracted syphilis. Some think this may have been the cause of his madness, although many of his readers like to romanticize he went insane from learning too much of life’s mysteries. He spent his final days in an insane asylum where he spent his time screaming “I am God! I am God!” Now that you know all that, you might want to skip reading him and Shopenhauer too.

ANNIE BESANT (1847-1933)

Blavatsky chose her to lead the Theosophical society. It has been alleged she and Blavatsky were lesbian lovers, citing some curious comments in surviving letters written between the two of them. Blavatsky addressed her letters to Besant “‘My Darling Penelope’ from ‘Your female Ulysses’” Besant’s biographer notes that there seemed to be a lesbian element to the way she dominated Blavatsky. There’s no way to prove such allegations for sure. After a dispute in which William Q. Judge, leader of the American section, was accused of falsifying letters from the Masters (just like Blavatsky), the American section split away. Besant is best known for having botched an attempt to bring a fake Messiah into the world. Like Blavatsky before her, Bessant was a fake. In reality, the Theosophists had adopted (or kidnaped, according to the boy's parents) the boy, and the parents sued to try to get him back, accusing the Theosophists of corrupting their son. Krisnamurti nevertheless remained under their wing for his formative years. Years later Krishnamurti once ran into writer Bernard Shaw, while he was on vacation in Bombay. Besant had once been a mistress to Shaw years earlier, and when it ended, she was hurt deeply. Perhaps she too sought out the occult as a way to bring back a lost lover. Shaw enquired of Krishnamurti how she was doing. “Fine”, he told her “but at her great age she cannot think consecutively” to which Shaw replied “She never could.” (The Occult: A History by Collin Wilson pgs ) Eventually Krishnamurti ditched the Theosophists to start his own Guru business in the 1960's.
Annie Besant A fake who followed in the footsteps of another fake.


Helped Blavatsky found the Theosophical society. Since he was in Blavatsky’s inner circle, he no doubt knew of her tricks. Olcott wrote A Bhuddist Chatachism, and developed his own standing within the Theosophical Society, which irked Blavatsky. For a while Olcott and Blavatsky shared a house together in a platonic relationship. A little acknowledged fact among occultists is that Col. Olcott is where Blavatsky got the idea for the name of her fictitious ascended master “Coot Hoomii”...it’s a play on words for Colonel Olcott!


The number two man in Theosophy under Bessant’s leadership. Leadbeater was an Episcopal minister who became a Theosophist, simply after having been handed a letter that claimed the spurious “Coot Hoomi” wanted him to join! He would later claimed he joined around 350 B.C. in Greece by Pythagoras, and then spent the rest of the time in Theosophist Heaven called Devachan. Leadbeater has been described as a “hopeless romantic”, and not meant in a good way.
Leadbeater , according to writer James Webb, Leadbeater was a “homosexual” (The Occult Underground by James Webb, pg 87) and also notes that "From his early days as a Hampshire curate until the close of his life at at Sydney, he seems to have had an incurable taste for young men."(The Occult Underground by James Webb, pg.97). It was Leadbeater who had discovered an 8 year old Krishnamurti on an Indian beach and decided to “adopt” him. Krishnamurti’s father nearly ruined the scheme for the Theosophists, however, when he accused Leadbeater of “corrupting” his son. “There was...small doubt that Leadbeater had been up to his old tricks again”, according to Annie Bessant’s biographer, Arthur H. Nethercot ( The First Five Lives of Annie Besant by Arthur H. Nethercot pg 102).

Narayaniah, had agreed to allow Annie Bessant to raise his two sons, and in return she agreed to give the boys a proper English university education. However, Narayaniah was horrified to discover Bessant and the Theosophists wanted to declare Krishnamurti the new Maitreya (the Bhuddhist Messiah), in addition to other questionable activities. Narayaniah, took the Theosophical society to court to get his sons back. Leadbeater’s reputation as a pedophile came up several times during the trial. There were several times Leadbeater had been observed in questionable circumstances with Krishnamurti. The judge made the children wards of the court, but Bessant managed to get the boys back in the end. Leadbeater was dismissed from the Theosophical Society, and spent his last days in a self imposed exile.

Charles Leadbeater; Fake and pedophile


The fake messiah introduced by the Theosophical Society, who later denied being divine. In his 20's, Krishnamurti became disillusioned with the Theosophy when his brother died from Tuberculosis after Theosophists had failed to heal him as they claimed they could. An occult order was formed by Theosphists called The Order of The Star in The East (mocking the star that announced the birth of Christ) to introduce the new “World Teacher” in 1907. But in 1929 Krishnamurti dissolved the order during an address he gave before the group, which shocked and angered them.

After the dissolution embarrassment, the Theosophists turned against Krishnamurti. Theosophist leaders had unwittingly set themselves up for such a thing to happen, having told their gullible followers over the years that the “World Teacher” might someday say things that were completely unexpected and contrary to their preconceived notions, and it would be unwise and even “dangerous” not to do as he instructed! So when Krishnamurti said he wasn’t some sort of occult messiah, they had no choice but to paradoxically believe him!

Krishnamurti gained some fame in the 1960's during the Eastern Religion craze. Ironically, Krinamurti is now known as the “un-guru”, because he told seekers that they should forgo all religions and all gurus (including Theosophy) and try to find answers themselves. He came full circle by having his books carried by Quest Publishing, the publisher of Theosophical books. After his death, his popularity seems to have dropped off.

Krishanmurti failed to rise from the grave or do any miracles during his lifetime, indeed confirming his claim not to be a messiah!


A racist and occultist, probably best known today for the Steiner Schools, called Waldorf Schools in some areas (named after a German brand of cigarette, oddly enough). The schools are known to slip in occult doctrines, and if you’re a Christian you might want to remove your child if you have one enrolled in such a school.

Steiner left Theosophy when Annie Besant introduced Krishnamurti as the "reincarnation of Christ". Steiner, a believer in “Aryan supremacy”, couldn't accept a brown skinned Hindu to be the new Messiah. He started a more racist version of Theosophy called the Anthroposophical Society to promote “Arinosophy”. Building on Theosophy's doctrine of root races, Steiner further built on the myth of Aryan supremacy, saying Aryans were more "spiritually advanced" than the other races and that their time had arrived. The similarities with many of Steiner's bizarre doctrines and Nazi ideas are unmistakable. Wolfgang Treher makes a convincing case that Steiner's racial theories, especially the repeated scheme of a small minority evolving further while a large mass declines, bear striking similarities even in detail to Hitler's own theories. He concludes: "Concentration camps, slave labor and the murder of Jews constitute a praxis whose key is perhaps to be found in the 'theories' of Rudolf Steiner." (Wolfgang Treher, Hitler Steiner Schreber, Emmingden 1966, p. 70.). Steiner was by his own account "enthusiastically active" in pan-German nationalist movements in Vienna at the end of the nineteenth century. No one in their right mind considers the Nazis to have been right...and yet many occultists consider this ancestor to Nazi thought an "adept"!

Steiner must have had some impact on Nazi thought. Nazi Germany’s number two man, Rudolph Hess, was a fan of Steiner and insisted on vegetables grown with Steiner’s methods. No doubt there were others. The Nazis eliminated every right-wing pro-Aryan group, even though these groups often had identical beliefs to the Nazis, not wanting rival groups to emerge. In 1924 they were believed to have burned down Stiener’s headquarters. He was said to have been so devastated from this he could not go on. He died the following year from a heart attack, although some accounts say he was actually murdered by Nazis.

Aryans are not “more evolved than other people”, and such racism has proven to be lethal. The only people who need to feel somehow inherently superior are those of impoverished egos and filled with hate.

ALICE BAILEY (1880-1949)

Succeeded Bessant as head of the Theosophical Society. Like her predecessors, Bailey was a pro-Aryan anti-Semite. Bailey dismissed the persecution the Jews had endured had simply been their “Karma”, eerily reminiscent of Neo-Nazis who say the Jews brought the Holocaust on themselves. Bailey also informed her readers that the Jews had lost their right to be the people whom a future Messiah would be born due because of their arrogance, and that they would have to go through “fires of purification”. Bailey wrote that statement in 1949, after the ovens of Nazi extermination camps had been made well known. It’s unlikely such a poor choice of words was an accident, considering her attitude toward Jews. In addition to that, Bailey Claimed the atomic bomb was actually a “gift” from the ascended masters to mankind.

After her death, her husband continued her work, and claimed that a few years prior an unnamed “disciple” had tried to “unite the people of Europe by the Rhine River” and had failed. It seemed obvious Bailey was talking about Adolph Hitler! If there was any doubt that some high ranking Theosophists are pro-Nazi, that statement would seem to remove it.


A Medium who coined the term "Summerland" (The Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural by James Randi, p 226) for the spiritual afterlife...a term later plagiarized by Gerald Gardner to describe the Wiccan afterlife. Jackson wrote a book titled The Principles of Nature . Davis plagiarized long passages word for word from Swedenborg, both in this book and in his subsequent writings. Perhaps that's why Davis claimed that the planets Saturn, Mars, Jupiter, Venus, and Mercury all had humans living on them! Even though he was obviously a fake and a fraud, his books are still in print today.


He wrote many books about sex magic (which he called the “rites of Elusis”), and how it could enlighten people. Good luck trying to decipher his convoluted writings written in a muddled 19th century colloquial English. His works inspired people like Aleister Crowley, the members of the O.:T.:O.:., and Henri Gamache, and are still in print.

Randolph was the illegitimate son of a plantation owner and a barmaid (Randolph once remarked his parents "did not stop to pay fees to the justice or to the priest."). His mother died from smallpox when he was 5, and he went to live with a half sister. He ran away from home at 15 and became a sailor. When the spiritualist movement kicked off, Randolph jumped on the bandwagon, appearing on stage as a medium and advertising his services.

There have been legends and claims about Randolph that have arisen that have been questionable. One is his supposed friendship with President Abraham Lincoln, and being denied to ride on the train carrying Lincoln’s body because he was a Negro. He claimed to have been a medical doctor, although how and when he received his training is unclear. An early advocate of “free love”, in February 1872 Randolph was jailed for promoting immoral sex, although later acquitted. He married his second wife, Kate, while still legally married to his first wife, meaning Randolph was a bigamist.

Apparently Randolph’s sex magic didn't bring happiness, because he committed suicide at age 49, leaving his wife and son to live in poverty. Sex magic doesn't get you anything except perhaps a venereal disease. Sex magic isn’t magic...it’s nothing more than an excuse to have sex and a way for gullible people to be seduced. When you realize this, you will be a step closer to a better life. Would you want to wind up like poor Mr. Randolph?

P.B. Randolph Bigamist and fake who committed suicide.


A Wiccan named Bill Lidell a.k.a. "Lugh" claimed Pickingill was an adept, skilled in ancient mystery religions and the occult. Lugh claimed Pickingill wrote the complicated rituals for the Golden Dawn and Wicca and that he ran a network of covens all over the UK. This would have been quite a feat for George, considering he was an illiterate farm hand! Lugh simply lied to make Wicca seem older than what it really is. There are church records surviving in Sussex that show Pickingill was baptized as an infant, and also that he had his son Baptized years later [need ref from Wikipedia or Triumph of the Moon]. Pickingill may have simply been a Christian to whom ridiculous legends have grown! Old George died as he lived, in poverty.


A Russian Orthodox Priest of the early 20th century who has been falsely accused of being an occultist by later writers. In his youth, Rasputin had been a sinner. Some writers have said his name means "debauched one", but this isn’t so, and actually means “crossroads” (honestly, who would name their kid “debauched one”, anyway?) As an adult, Rasputin had a dramatic religious conversion while visiting a monastery and became a Priest. After a pilgrimage to Jerusalem that he made entirely on foot, Rasputin returned to Russia and settled in St. Petersburg. The “mad monk” Rasputin was very popular at the court of the last Czar of Russia, because he healed the Czar's hemophiliac son through prayer.

In 1905, the Czar’s son Nicholas (a hemophiliac), was bleeding internally and was feared to be dying. When Rasputin began praying for the Czar’s son, he (or perhaps someone else) insisted the attending physician discontinue his treatments. This alone probably saved the child’s life, because the doctor was giving the child aspirin, which unbeknownst to him was compounding his hemophilia. No one at that time knew aspirin was a blood thinner.

Many nefarious claims have been made about Rasputin, and perhaps not all of them are undeserved, but he was not the monster with a hypnotic gaze later hack writers tried to turn him into. There were many temptations that came with his success, including alcohol and adultery, and if the Czar’s secret police can be believed (and that’s certainly a big “if”), he succumbed to them. His daughter Maria, wrote a biography of her father years after his death, and claims he was a pious man and dismisses the stories about him. Rasputin got involved in political intrigue and was in over his head. He was assassinated in 1916.

Occultists are fascinated by Rasputin, because of his alleged healing powers, and because he managed to become a favorite of the Romanov’s. Several theories have been made as to the source of his “powers”. One theory is that Rasputin belonged to a religious sect called the Khylsty, which practiced sex rituals, but historians conclude there is no evidence to support this idea. His daughter Maria also denied her father that he was a member of the sect in her biography of her father.

Occultists seem to think Rasputin had occult powers such as being able to read minds, but there doesn't seem to be any evidence of this. Sophie Buxhoeveden, a friend of the Czarina, recounts how these stories came about:

“I believe that at this time the Empress saw Rasputin occasionally, but he was chiefly to be found in the company of the two Grand Duchesses who had ‘discovered’ him, and who now reported that Rasputin was undoubtedly a "seer." This annoyed the Emperor, and, the next time he saw Rasputin, he asked him to tell him how he “saw " . "Your Majesty, I know nothing of clairvoyancy," said Rasputin.
"Then why have the Grand Duchesses asserted that you possess clairvoyant gifts?" replied the Emperor, crossly; and, when the Empress put the same question to Rasputin, she received the same reply” Buxhoeveden seemed to think the accusation of being a “seer” was done out of political reasons to discredit Rasputin. She also noted that “The commencement of endless intrigues dates from this period, as Elidor and Germogen were afraid that Rasputin would become more important than themselves.” ( from The Life and Tragedy of Alexandra Feodorovna by Sophie Buxhoeveden, Chapter V)

Occultists like Anton LaVey have tried to re-write history and make Rasputin into an occultist too...and even a Satanist no less. This is because they wish they could get close to people in power as Rasputin did with the Czar. But Rasputin was not an occultist, and all the wishful thinking will not change the past and make him into one. He didn’t have occult powers, and even if he lived sinfully, he still wasn’t a Satanist or occultist of any kind. The occult won’t give you sort of political power...or any power. Period.


An Armenian-Greek con man who got involved in many money making scams. Once he even dyed sparrows in peroxide and sold them as canaries! Even his biographers had to admit he had a streak of charlatanism about him. Much of his early life is unknown, outside of Gurdjieff’s unconfirmed accounts of himself.. Some historians think he may have worked as a Russian agent who spied on Tibet in his early life.

Gurdjieff founded and closed many esoteric schools during his career. One of these schools was the "Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man" at Fontainebleau, near Paris, where he managed to talk artists, writers, rich widows, aristocrats and common folk who had the money into working freely for him in exchange for his gobbledygook on every imaginable subject.

He created a system of bunk psychotherapy which is convoluted and not even people who claim to practice it can clearly explain what is to outsiders. In other words, it was the forerunner of Scientology. Gurdjieff claimed that people do not perceive reality, as they are not conscious of themselves, but live in a state of hypnotic "waking sleep”, which of course only his system (called by several names, including “the work” and “the Fourth Way”) can awaken them to a higher consciousness.

His magnum opus is a 1000 page book, All and Everything, that his followers are expected to live by. Much of his writings are said to be similar to Blavatsky’s Theosophy. Some of his teachings state planet Earth is an actual living being itself (it isn’t), vaguely similar to things Paracelcus wrote.. Gurdgieff also had peculiar beliefs about movement. He sometimes would make his followers freeze in a certain position for hours at a time. Critics charge Gurdjieff's system attaches no value to almost everything that comprises the life of the average man. According to Gurdjieff, everything an "average man" possesses, accomplishes, does, and feels is completely accidental and without any initiative, which would contradict common sense! People who have made a mark in the world have rarely done so without hard work. Gurdjieff' also taught morality is unimportant, which would contradict the teachings of the world religions.

His career could have come to an early end in Germany in the 1930's. During a parade, Gurdjieff mocked the goose stepping Nazis as they filed by. The police arrested him, but upon questioning him, decided he was simply a madman and released him.

Like Crowley and Blavatsky, he seemed to have a cult leader like grip on his followers. During a demonstration in New York, several of his followers ran toward the end of the a stage, and people sitting in the front row figured they would stop at the last second. Instead, they all plunged off the stage, landing on the people on the front row patrons! (The Occult: A History by Collin Wilson pgs )The fact no one was seriously injured is cited by Gurdjieff’s fans as somehow “proof” of his mystical powers. All it proves his followers were brainwashed to the point they would run off a stage for him. Fortunately Gurdjieff was not the violent type and never ordered them to carry out suicide missions, or they probably would have.

Despite presumably being a more advanced human being than the rest of us, he was a notoriously bad driver. For some reason he felt compelled to drive on the wrong side of the road, and at very high speed. One follower who went on one such white knuckler with Gurdjieff said he would drive until the car ran out of gas, then insisted a mechanic be fetched, refusing to believe the car had merely run out of fuel. In 1949 he died in a car wreck, predictably.

There is a dispute as to who Gurdjieff’s successor was. A Javaneese monk, Pak Mohammed Subuh,(1901-1983) claimed he was, and started a cult called “Subud” in the late 1950's. It bears little resemblance to Gurdjieff’s original cult. Subuh was financed by Gurdjieff’s follower J,G. Bennet. The cult had a following of celebrities, (cults often seem to, don’t they?) but after 1960, interest faded, and the Subuh went back to Indonesia. Bennet ditched Gurdjieff’s teachings and converted to Roman Catholicism [need ref from Wikipedia]. Another contender to the throne lives on a ranch in America. It’s said his living quarters are palatial and he surrounds himself with expensive works of art. His followers are said to work slavishly to keep up his lifestyle, and seldom actually get to see him. He’s also said to hint to followers that he’s Jesus Christ. In other words, it’s just your typical American cult!

Since even Gurdjieff’s followers say he was more or less a con man, and since he didn’t sound particularly sane, why does anyone bother taking him seriously today?

Gurdjieff; a cult leader who was a charlatan and had mental problems

CHEIRO (1867-1936)

A famous Irish palmist of the early 20th century who's real name was William Warner. Books with his name are still being printed and sold. He was flashy and knew how to attract attention. He did gain some celebrity clients for a time. He made many unsubstantiated claims (as do all occultists), such as having an affair with German spy Mata Hari and traveling to India and Egypt to study the occult. Warner claimed to have discovered a rare occult book written on human hide about palmistry...which is extremely unlikely. There were plenty of commercially printed books on Palmistry around then as are now as well as people who practiced it, which is no doubt how he really learned the subject.

Cheiro/Warner was said to have read the palms of some celebrities, including Mark Twain and Charlie Chaplain, but there’s no record as to what they thought of his accuracy, if any. After his popularity ended he tried to revitalize his career by moving to California...but he apparently couldn’t foresee his own failure at this. He even tried his hand unsuccessfully at writing screenplays. He died poverty-stricken (as do most occultists) in Hollywood, California, in 1936, apparently unable to see his own future.

Cheiro ; He was a fake who died broke.

MAX HEINDEL (1865-1919)

Founder of the Rosicrucain Fellowship. Born Max Von Gross to a Dutch noble family, he grew up in poverty, just the same. While his family were blue bloods, they didn’t have the green stuff. His mother scrimped and managed to get he and his siblings a good education. As an adult, Van Gross immigrated to the United States and got a job as an engineer. Von Gross became enamored with the occult and racial hogwash of Arinosophy on a trip to Germany and later changed his name to Max Heindel. Swallowing the whole racist Aryan nonsense of Theosophy and Arinosophy, he wanted his name to sound more German. He claimed to have been initiated into Rosicrucianism while in Europe and started the Rosicrucian Fellowship in Oceanside, California. The Fellowship became a rival of sorts to the more well known AMORC. The Fellowship claims to give free lessons in Esoteric Bible Studies (which are woefully inaccurate!), Astrology, and Western Philosophy (which is actuality just a course in Theosophy). The catch to the “free” lessons is that you have to buy the textbooks for the courses...all of which are published and sold exclusively by the Rosicrucian Fellowship.

Although the Rosicrucian Fellowship claims to be a Christian outfit, the evidence speaks otherwise. The group used to feature the Tower of Babel Ziggurat on their literature...an object the Bible records as having been offensive to God. Like all occult societies, The Fellowship claims to be much older than it really is, and says it’s origins go back to the Babylonian Mystery schools although it offers no actual proof (it can’t since it’s a lie), which would certainly be a strange claim for a Christian outfit! Heindel taught Lucifer was a “benefactor” to mankind, rather than a devil, who gave man knowledge. Heindel revealed in a 1933 edition of Rays From The Cross magazine that the god Rosicrucians worship is “The Solar Logos”, or in other words, a sun god, which would certainly mean they are Neopagans rather than Christians! Rosicrucians claim to able to heal people with occult powers at a distance (called absent healing) and push a vegetarian diet. Lucifer apparently wasn’t much of a benefactor to VanGorss/Heindel, and he was said to have spent the last decade of his life in both poor health and dire straights financially...as do most occultists it seems!

Max Heindel He simply rehashed previous occult teachings and died broke and sick anyway.

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His real name was Adam Alfred Rudolf Glauer, and in addition to the Sebottendorf alias, he also used the psudeonym Erwin Torre. The founder of the occult order known as the Thule Society. Serbottendorf was an anti-Semite who believed in Blavatsky’s teachings of the Aryan race. He was a member of the Thule society in 1919 comprised of like minded Germans. The Thule disbanded in 1923 after violent attacks from communists in which some Thule members were killed. One branch of the Thule, the German Order, survived however, and eventually evolved into the Nazi Party. In fact, some historians think the Thule was really just and recruiting tool for the German Order as well as a smokescreen for their political activities, which was the real motive behind the orginization.

After the Thule disbanded, Serbottendorf fled to Turkey, then Mexico and eventually returned to Germany 1933, probably hoping to assume some important position in the Nazi regime. But instead the Nazis acted indifferent toward him since they no longer needed him. Feeling dissed, he wrote an account of Hitler’s early days titled Bevor Hitler Kam (Before Hitler Came). In it Serbottendorf recounted “The Thule Society was the original group to whom Hitler came”, and revealed the roots of the Nazi party lay in that secret occult society. It was through the help of the Thule members...some of whom were well connected...that Hitler was able to rise to power. An astrologer who worked for the Nazis named William Wulf mentioned after the war Hitler belonged to a society of astrologers and magicians before coming to power, and this was probably a reference to the Thule Society, thus confirming Serbottendorf’s claim.

Bevor Hitler Kam sold well enough for a second printing. The Nazis found out about the book, and were none too pleased. They had already given an “official” account of Hitler’s rise to power, and didn’t need someone airing their dirty leaderhosen in public. Copies of the book were confiscated by the Nazis, and Serbottendorf was murdered according to his publisher, no doubt by the Gestapo. A few copies of the book managed to survive, however.

Even though Serbottendorf was murdered and the Nazis lost WWII miserably, some occultists still practice what they call “Nazi occult rituals”, many Satanists and Odinists in particular. Why would anyone want to do this, seeing how it worked out for Serbottendorf and the Nazis (let alone how evil the Nazis were)??? You don’t need magic to be a failure!

Serbottendorf ; He sought power through the occult, but in the end he wound up murdered.

ADOLPH HITLER (1889-1945)

Hitler’s name doesn’t spring to mind when one thinks of an occultist, but some occultists consider him to have had occult powers, so I'll mention him. Hitler might have been an Odinist (worshiper of false Viking gods like Thor, Odin, and Freya), or possibly just an atheist who dabbled in the occult, but at any rate, he obviously wasn’t a Christian. Some occultists consider him an "ascended master" or even an "avatar" (incarnated god). Hitler wanted to exterminate the Jews and eventually replace Christianity with Germanic paganism, and this much is certain.

Whatever Hitler’s religious beliefs were, we can certainly rule out his being a Christian. In 1996 documents from the Nuremberg Trial were discovered detailing the Nazi’s systematic persecution of Christian Churches and Hilter’s plans to eliminate Christianity altogether after WWII. An American General detailed the accounts given to him by former Nazi leaders of Hitler’s “Kirchenkampf” plans which comprise no less than 150 volumes of Nuremberg Trial documents alone! Even though Hitler may have written and said things at times to make him sound Christian, such as things he said in Mein Kampf, it should be remembered Mien Kampf is political propaganda and not to be taken at face value. Mein Kampf also doesn’t mention Hitler’s plans for the Holocaust, either. Ruteger’s Journal of Religion and Law has made those Nuremberg documents available to read online (need URL).

There have been may spurious accounts about Hitler and the Nazis, the occult being one subject. A book published in 1973 called The Spear of Destiny claimed Hitler was a Satanist obsessed with a legendary spear thought to have pierced the side of Christ. It also claims Hitler was a blood drinking Satanist who traveled to India and joined the cult of Kali. These, and many other bizarre stories are untrue. But there is no doubt that Hitler, Hess and Himmler were all involved in the occult to varying degrees, nonetheless.

There are many claims that Hitler belonged to various occult societies that combined racism and right wing politics with ritual magic. It’s possible some of the groups claimed to be interested in the occult as a smokescreen to hide their political aims. Besides the Thule, one group that Hitler also supposedly belonged to was called the New Order of Templars. The society was created by Georg Liebenfels in 1909, and combined the legends of the Templars with Aryan supremacy. There is at least one verified record of Hitler visiting Liebenfels, and it could certainly be there was a working relationship between the two. Liebenfels wrote to a disciple in a letter in 1932 “Hitler is one of our pupils.” and promised that through Hitler they would “make the whole world tremble”. They did, but the end results were probably not as he and Hitler would have hoped.

A Look magazine issue of 1940 mentions Hitler had his own observatory and practiced astrology, although Hitler said it was merely just for fun. The words “Hitler” and “fun” don’t exactly go together, and realizing some of the people trafficked with, it was probably more than for amusement purposes. Hitler’s superstition became so well known, that even The Three Stooges made a short that same year that mocked Hitler’s belief in astrology (and also mocked Hitler himself, of course! Soitenly!). When British Intelligence discovered Hitler’s interest in star gazing, they hired an astrologer named Pohl to try to figure out what Hitler’s astrologers were telling him. When asked about a British invasion, Pohl told Churchill he personally had known all the astrologers advising Hitler, and that they all had advised him against it. He was apparently right, since no dreaded invasion of Britain ever took place.

The Nazis attitude toward astrologers was ambivalent. On the one hand, they outlawed fortunetellers and astrologers, but quietly employed some of them for official party business. Hitler hired an astrologer and hypnotist named Hume to teach him about mass psychology and hypnosis. It’s believed Hume taught him the strange hand gestures that you often see used by Hitler during speeches in newsreels. Hume opened a seance parlor called “Castle of The Occult”. He had the room bugged with microphones to pick up conversations before the seances to fool people into thinking he had occult powers. He seemed to have predicted the Reischtag fire, perhaps because he played some part in it, or because the Nazis had told him about it, or he picked up plans for it during a bugged conversation. He was murdered 6 weeks later by the Berlin police, no one knows for sure why, but it’s generally thought the Reischtag fire had something to do with it. It may have been because his Jewish parentage finally came to light, or perhaps his microphones had been discovered, or it may have been because the Berlin Chief of Police was indebted to him for a large amount of money. At any rate, Hitler’s astrologer didn’t see it coming!

The Nazis belief in astrology was so strong they were even willing to risk a U-Boat and it’s crew for a simple dime store farmer’s almanac. In 1942, German spies were sent by U-Boat to North Carolina to buy a copy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, believing it had the most accurate weather forecasts in the world (even though this has been proven not to be the case in scientic studies) They were promptly captured in the attempt of trying to buy a copy. Uncle Sam banned publication of all such almanacs until the end of WWII to discourage future attempts.

Occultism and quack science seem to go hand in hand, and not surprisingly quack sciences flourished under Hitler. Hoebinger was a mechanic who created a theory of “Fire and Ice” to explain the creation of the universe. His theory was that the moon was made of ice, and that planets were created when huge globes of ice collided with the sun. The current moon is the fourth such ice globe to be the earth’s satellite, and would plunge to earth in 1000 years, creating another deluge. This is supposedly why Hitler said the Third Reich would last 1000 years. Scientists were forced to accept this bizarre and unscientific Fire and Ice theory which Hitler favored as an alternative to what he called “Jewish science”. Hilter liked Hoebinnger so much, that Hoebinnger is the only person known to have told Hilter to shut up while he was talking...and live! Hoebinnger died in 1933, but a group of psudeo-scientists he assembled while alive continued to advise the Nazis. “The Hoebinngers” as they were known wrongly predicted a mild winter for Russia in 1942 which resulted in disaster for Germany when their troops experienced a sub-arctic nightmare. The winter was so cold gun powder wouldn’t ignite. Hoebinnger believed the earth was merely a hollow globe and the Nazis experimented on a crazy scheme to create a radar system based on the idea. It failed to work, since the earth isn’t hollow.

During WWII, the Germans became perplexed as to why the British were so good at finding and destroying their U-Boats and ships. They somehow drew the bizarre conclusion that the British were using psychics with pendulums swinging over maps (used sort of like divining rods) to do this. It didn’t occur to them, thank goodness for the world, that the British had in fact captured a German code machine (called an Enigma machine). The pendulum diviners were employed with Hitler’s approval, but did absolutely nothing to help locate British ships.

Hitler started out at the beginning of WW2 with the world's largest army while America had the 16th largest. His ally Japan, a nation of adherents to the Shinto religion who are goddess worshipers (not unlike Wiccans)decimated America's navy with the attack on Pearl Harbor. Although Mussolini was an atheist who only paid lip service to the Vatican to keep up appearances, the Fascists had occultist supporters like the Baron Julius Cesare and Andrea Evola, who wanted Italy to return to Roman paganism. Spain was yet another powerful ally to Hitler. Germany was way ahead in atomic bomb research at the beginning of the war.

In theory, Hitler should have won WW2 based on his resources, and in fact Germany was winning the war in the beginning.. But instead of course, Germany lost WW2, with Hitler biting on a cyanide capsule while simultaneously pulling the trigger of gun pointed at his head. Germany, Italy, and Japan lay in ruins. Spain had backed out of WWII declaring itself neutral and depriving Hitler of any help it might bring. Hitler’s name is the most reviled in history. So much for Odin! The occult didn’t help the evil Hitler, nor will it help anyone else. As a final act, Hitler committed suicide on April 30th...the Neopagan holiday of Walpurgisnacht. Some people speculate this date was chosen due to some kind of occult belief. Could Hitler have offered himself as a sort of human sacrifice to Germanic Pagan gods as a last desperate attempt to win the war? If so, this last magical act also failed.

Adolph Hitler; a failure and the most despised man to have ever lived.


Occultist chicken farmer who became an infamous mass murderer. Himmler was an early member of the Nazi Party who rose in rank to become the second in command of Hitler’s Reich. He was a devout student of the occult, in particular of Madame Blavatsky’s Theosophy, as well as astrology, spiritualism, and herbalism. Himmler headed the Nazi shock troops known as the SS during the Nazi regime. Himmler was obsessed at finding the occult origins of the “Aryan race”, and created a department called the Annenahbe to investigate and catalog every piece of folklore and superstition on the German speaking people. Himmler had 63 million dollars spent to restore the Welwelsburg Castle...an outrageous sum of money...just because he thought it was built on the site of a pre-Christian Saxon fort. It became the headquarters for the SS, and a Mecca of sorts for a future Germanic Neopagan/occult religion (some occult nuts even make visits there even today). The SS headquarters was a literal temple to German racism, and contained a library of an estimated 10,000 books of the occult, folklore, and anything having to do with Germany.

Himmler claimed he talked to the ghost of Henry the Folwer each night, who would appear at his bed. On the 1000th anniversary of Henry the Folwer’s birth, Himmler had Fowler’s remains re-enterred with much pomp and ceremony. Himmler also claimed to be the reincarnation of Henry the Folwer. It’s a head scratcher to wonder how he thought he was able to talk to his own ghost.

Himmler despised the Jesuits (since they were Christians) but oddly enough patterned the SS after them in some ways. Himmler intended to replace Christianity with Germanic Neopaganism with SS officers to act as sort of like High Priests for this new Neopagan religion. SS officers were even to preside over weddings. Hitler once remarked “After I die Himmler will probably make me into some kind of SS Saint. Can you believe it? Ridiculous! We should have just stayed with the Christians. At least they had a sense of order.” [emphasis mine to show Hitler and the Nazis had abandoned Christianity]

Himmler’s bizarre occult beliefs became the basis for many Nazi policies. SS officers were encouraged to copulate with women in German cemeteries in hopes the ghosts of German soldiers would be reincarnated into the babies from said unions. A German occultist named Karl Maria Wiligut (1866-1946) said he could psychically trace a German’s family tree back 280,000 years by psychic means, and that the Earth once had four moons and three suns. Wiligut claimed his own family line started when the gods of the sea mated with the gods of the air. Himmler immediately made this crackpot an SS Colonel! In 1938 Colonel Wiligut was forced to retire after it came to light he had once been committed to an insane asylum in 1924 after he was diagnosed as a schizophrenic! Surviving records indicate Himmler dispatched SS personnel to investigate such superstitious things as why crows linger at funerals than other birds (no one could find out, since they actually don’t).

When Germany’s fall was apparent, Himmler secretly tried (unsuccessfully) to negotiate a surrender deal with the allies. An aide implored him not to discuss occult subjects with his contact, a Dutch Barron. But Himmler, the original occult geek, lectured the poor man for an hour to the similarities to Germanic runes and Japanese pictographs as evidence that both Germans and Japanese were Aryans.

When Germany fell to the Alies in 1945, Himmler tried to escape wearing a Private’s uniform but his occult powers must have been on the blink or something, because he was captured and recognized almost immediately. He committed suicide during an interrogation by biting down on a suicide capsule he concealed in his mouth. Despite the supposed occult power the Nazis had, it did nothing for them. Germany laid in ruins, and the Nazis became the most despised villains in history.

Himmler’s son later described in the decades after the war the bizarre and Satanic things his father did, including having furniture made from human bones. Even he is perplexed by his father’s ghoulish appetites. He has not followed in his father’s footsteps, and is a Lutheran minister!

Hienrich Himmler; an occult geek and failure. One of the most reviled mass murders of history.

RUDOLPH HESS (1894-1987)

Early Nazi party member who became Deputy Fuherer. Hess is best remembered for his bizarre attempt to win Great Britain on the side of the Axis that ended in his imprisonment.

Hess had been a member of the Thule Society, and was said to daily consulted astrologers and fortunetellers for advice. Hess became convinced by a psychic that Britain had to enter World War II on the Axis side for Germany to win. He thought he could convince the British to join the Axis, and flew a plane to Scotland on a mission to win them over...obviously not very likely. Hess failed in his mission and was immediately captured by a pitchfork wielding farmer upon his arrival!

Hitler was furious when news of Hess’s capture reached him. It’s said Hitler read a letter Hess left him, and though the contents aren’t known, Hitler immediately had all astrologers, fortune tellers , and psychics arrested in Germany after that incident, suggesting the letter was about an astrological or psychic prediction that precipitated Hess’ flight. Hess sat out the war in prison, and was later sentenced to life imprisonment during the Nuermberg War Crime Trials. Hess spent the rest of his life in Spandau Prison, and for many years was it’s only resident. He attempted suicide on several occasions, and finally succeeded in 1989 at the age of 90. From his capture in 1938 to his suicide in 1989, Hess spent more of his life imprisoned than he did free. In his suicide note he told his wife he had pretended to be insane, hoping he could gain his release. His plan failed, and it must have been enough to drive someone mad, having to pretend for 50 years to be crazy! The occult didn’t work for Hess, and it won’t work for anyone else.

Rudolph Hess Nazi war criminal, prisoner most of his life, and ultimate failure who committed suicide.


The founder of the Thelema occult religion, and connected directly or indirectly to just about every occult group or movement around today, from the The Church of Satan, the AMORC, Wicca and even the Church of Scientology . Crowley started out in life as a wealthy heir to Crowley Ale. Despite all his voluminous writings that blather about the importance of developing the will, he squandered his fortune away on drugs and prostitutes.

Crowley did some incredibly strange things during his career, to put it mildly, including defecating on hotel carpets because he thought his feces was sacred, molested children, sharpened his teeth to make fangs, ate feces, put food and dead birds on a skeleton in attempt to reanimate it (all it did was make a mess) and identified with the Anti-Christ. His followers are willing to overlook such behavior, thinking somehow it was due to being in contact with the mystical forces. But there is actually a much more mundane explanation for Crowley’s behavior.

Crowley Apparently suffered minor brain damage from an explosion on Guy Fawkes night when he was 14. In an explosion resulting from a “homemade firework” (a glass jar with two pounds of gunpowder), young Crowley was knocked unconscious. He remained in a coma for four days, and had to keep a blindfold on for two weeks for fear he’d go blind. His family noticed a change in his personality after this accident. This accident probably made him psychotic, because psychosis can be cause by brain damage, and Crowley certainly exhibited psychotic behavior throughout his life. In addition to things mentioned, he would claim to be a Scottish Laird, a Russian Count, an Egyptian Prince, claim to have a medical degree when he didn’t, and once opened a "magickal restaurant" featuring pills made with his own semen as an ingredient (yuck!).

Not long after this accident is when Crowley began his interest in the occult. He read A.E. Waite’s Book of Black Magic and of Pacts, and claims he made a pact with the devil at age 14. As an adult, Crowley created a religion called Thelema. Thelema is a religion with no commandments, and instead tells followers “Do What Thou Will”. Crowley seems to have gotten the idea for Thelema from the novel by renegade Roman Catholic monk Francois Rabelais (c.1495-1553) called Gargantua and Pantagruel, written circa 1542 A.D. The monks lived in the Abbey of Thelema only had one rule, “Do What Thou Will”.

Crowley developed a taste for mountain climbing while at Cambridge, and tried to climb Mount Everest a few times, but always failed to reach the top. Crowley likened the pursuit of the occult to mountain climbing. A person had to work hard at it and not stop to rest. If the occultist failed in his task, he would fall off the "mountain" into "the Abyss". Crowley was known to abuse his porters, and gave racist excuses to a British newspaper when interviewed as to why this was OK. On such an expedition in 1905, Crowley was deposed as leader of the group because of such behavior. During this climb, there was an avalanche later that killed several people. Crowley heard the cries for help, but did not even bother to look outside his tent, and this incident is hard to excuse, even by his followers. But this incident is far from being atypical of Crowley.

Crowley was described, by friend and foe alike, as an egotistical, self centered, arrogant individual. He took much and gave little in return. He cared nothing about other people, except what he could get out of them and could be downright cruel to his disciples and friends. To the psychotic, there is no one more important than themselves. Crowley's life seems to have reflected his moto of "Do What Thou Will". Such a moto is the moto of a sociopath, if not a criminal, and it doesn’t make people better. Influenced by Nietzsche, He believed he was "beyond good and evil", and thought conventional morality did not apply to him. When looking at Crowley’s behavior throughout his life, it is hard to see any benefits of practicing Thelema.

Crowley joined the Order of The Golden Dawn, but caused much friction in the group. After he got kicked out, he later started his own version, called the Aregentinum Astrum, (Latin for “Silver Star”)or A.A. He also joined the Ordero Templi Orenentis (O.T.O.), the Order of Oriental Templars. In 1923, he was promoted to head of the Order.

Crowley was very fond of demons and sought them out on many occasions. One technique Crowley used to accomplish this was to sodomize a fellow magician, either man or woman, and then eat the semen or feces after the act took place. Crowley believed that sodomy attracted demons, and by eating these vile things (in a sort of mock communion) he could bring the demons inside himself and gain their powers and knowledge. Thank you for not throwing up on this book when you read that. Whatever Crowley thought he learned from these experiences is unknown, and you’d be an idiot to want to try these techniques.

While Crowley never became the Devil's chief of staff he did, according to his followers, become demonically possessed on at least one occasion. During a ritual in the desert, along with two of his disciples, he attempted to invoke a demon called "Chronozon". It is said Crowley did all the things you're supposed to do, drawing his cute little circle in the sand with all the names of the God that he so despised inside to protect him. But, so the story goes, the demon simply kicked sand on the circle, walked right in, and possessed Crowley. It was said after this incident, Crowley appeared to have aged 20 years overnight. Many of his followers believe Crowley was possessed by this demon for the rest of his life! These are things one must consider when deciding to follow the teachings of this man.

Crowley married his wife Rose in 1903 and called her The Whore of Babylon to complement his self imposed Great Beast title. She was not a very stable woman. Crowley recorded one day on their Honeymoon, a bat got tangled in Rose’s hair. Later that night, she began screaming and clawing, thinking she was turning into a bat herself. She eventually divorced Crowley and spent the rest of her life in an insane asylum. This was said to be a pattern throughout Crowley's career. Followers, servants, and lovers of both sexes went insane, perhaps because they were mentally unstable to begin with, or perhaps driven insane deliberately by Crowley somehow, or perhaps both factors. Several disciples were said to have committed suicide after Crowley had no further use for them. Most people would expect a religious figure does good things for people. But what about a religious figure that drives people insane and even to suicide?

Crowley was very fond of demons and sought them out on many occasions. One technique Crowley used to accomplish this was to sodomize a fellow magician, either man or woman, and then eat the semen or feces after the act took place. Crowley believed that sodomy attracted demons, and by eating these vile things (in a sort of mock communion) he could bring the demons inside himself and gain their powers and knowledge. Thank you for not throwing up on this book when you read that. Whatever Crowley thought he learned from these experiences is unknown, and you’d be an idiot to want to try these techniques. While Crowley never became the Devil's chief of staff he did, according to his followers, become demonically possessed on at least one occasion. During a ritual in the desert, along with two of his disciples, he attempted to invoke a demon called "Chronozon". It is said Crowley did all the things you're supposed to do, drawing his cute little circle in the sand with all the names of the God that he so despised inside to protect him. But, so the story goes, the demon simply kicked sand on the circle, walked right in, and possessed Crowley. It was said after this incident, Crowley appeared to have aged 20 years overnight. Many of his followers believe Crowley was possessed by this demon for the rest of his life! These are things one must consider when deciding to follow the teachings of this man.

In 1903, Crowley wrote his magnum opus, titled Liber Al Vel Legis, Latin for “The Book of The Law” in mockery of the Law of Moses, which he claims was dictated to him by his “Holy Guardian Angel” named Aiwazz. Some of Crowley’s followers, such as the Temple of Set, claim Aiwazz was none other than Satan. This would mean Thelema is a form of Satanism!

Thelemites hope that their religion will someday destroy Christianity and replace it (along with the rest of the word’s religions), and Liber Al bears this out:

“3:50 I am in a secret fourfold word, the blasphemy against all gods of men.
3:51 Curse them! Curse them! Curse them!
3:52 With my Hawk's head I peck at the eyes of Jesus as he hangs upon the cross.
3:53 I flap my wings in the face of Mohammed & blind him.
3:54 With my claws I tear out the flesh of the Indian and the Buddhist, Mongol and Din.
3:55 Bahlasti! Ompehda! I spit on your crapulous creeds.
3:56 Let Mary inviolate be torn upon the wheels: for her sake let all chaste women be utterly despised among you!”

Even though Thelemites charge Christians with being intolerant of other faiths (as do all occultists), what are we to make of Thelemites from reading the above passage? Thelema is clearly intolerant of all other religions.

Crowley was obsessed with developing the will, like Neitzche, and thought it was utterly crucial to becoming a sorcerer. One method of will development devised by Crowley involved making himself not think of himself as “I”, and cutting his forearm with a razor each time he thought that thought. So in other words, he was no different than teenage Satanists and Wiccans I’ve come across who are into “cutting”. Crowley was simply exhibiting self-injurious behavior as do many psychotic and mentally ill people.

Crowley seemed to be a pansexual, which is someone who sees sex in everything. He took on sexual partners of both sexes, and is said to have been a pedophile and even tried necrophilia. While the charges of molesting children are now denied by some, his very writings indicate he violated his own children:

“[Rose Kelly] hath given Her two year old bastard boy to her lover’s whim of sodomy...She hath tongued Her five-month old girl, and asked its father to deflower it.”

A follower named Willian Mudd, a little known gay poet, allowed Crowley to sodomize him on numerous occasions as part of their “sex magick”. He later committed suicide by drowning himself with his pockets full of rocks. In fact, most of Crowley’s followers, lovers, and servants went mad or committed suicide. What kind of prophet causes so much misery for the people around him?

In 1920 Crowley established his life long dream of an “Abbey of Thelema” at Cefalu on the island of Sicily. But the broken down chateau did not become the occult sex and drug utopia Crowley had envisioned. His wife and his lover bickered and fought constantly with one another. The trio almost starved to death had it not been for some kindly peasants who felt sorry for them and gave them food. Disciples came and went, one describing the Abbey as an outhouse because the chateau smelled of feces and was littered with garbage.

One of the most disgusting of all Crowley's "magical" acts was the night Leah defecated on a plate which Crowley, a man who’s blasphemy knew no end, then consecrated her feces as a "Eucharist", in mockery of The Lord’s Supper. Crowley claimed she then “demanded” that Crowley should eat her excrement, to which he did, but of course Crowley was known to consume feces many times on previous occasions. Later, he wrote of this "magickal"experience: "My mouth burned; my throat choked; my belly retched, my blood fled whither who knows, and my skin sweated. She stood above me, hideous in contempt." (99)

Animal sacrifices were a common occurrence at the chateau. One follower got distemper after drinking sacrificed cat’s blood."The cat was placed on the altar; incense was burnt; magical invocations went on for two hours. At the end of this time, Loveday slashed the cat's throat with a knife; but the blow was too light, and the cat rushed around the room howling. It was caught again, etherized, and Loveday was made to gulp down a cup of the cat's blood."

The result of this “magic ritual” was Lovejoy contracted distemper and died shortly afterwards. After Lovejoy’s death and stories of a animal sacrifices made the Italian newspapers, Mussolini’s Fascist government kicked him out in 1924, proving Crowley had no powers or else he could have stopped it.
Cats weren’t the only victims of Crowley’s dangerous and disgusting blood drinking rituals. His second wife, Leah Hirsig, had to copulate with a goat, until the moment of climax, then Crowley slashed it’s throat and he and his followers drank the blood. Even though occultists all hold Crowley in the highest esteem - - Thelemites actually consider him to have been a god - - I can really see no difference between Crowley and a teenage “stoner” Satanist who goes around the neighborhood sacrificing cats, other than Crowley had better grammar.

Once Italy gave Crowley the boot, he went to Paris, and his career went downhill from there. The tabloids decided Crowley was somewhat of a has been. One newspaper article noted how much Crowley seemed to have aged in appearance beyond his years. His hard living was taking it’s toll. He had a nervous breakdown after trying to conjure a demon in a Paris hotel. Crowley was found huddled nude in a corner, his robe ripped to shreds. His illegitimate son MacAlister died during this same attempt, apparently from fright. Crowley spent four months in an insane asylum after that, and was released, a broken man [America Bewitched by Daniel Logan pg 64-65). From there his downward spiral only gained momentum.

Aleister spent the remainder of his years sponging off former students to keep up his drug habits. His arms were badly scarred from his heroine addiction as well as from years of cutting himself. In 1947 he died impoverished in a flophouse in Hastings, England, forgotten by most, a drug addict and alcoholic, but still claimed to the last he was “The Great Beast 666" to the end. Would you want to follow someone who wound up a penniless drug addict? If so, just go to any homeless shelter. No doubt some of them can tell you all about the spirits and weird things they see too!
Aleister Crowley was a psychotic and fraud who died a penniless junkie in a flophouse.
"Success is your proof " - -Liber Al Vel Legis 3:46, Aleister Crowley

KARL GERMER (1885-1962)

Succeeded Crowley as leader of the O.T.O. in the U.S.A., although rivals of Germer hotly disputed this. Like Crowley, Germer tried to have mastery over drugs...and also would up a junkie like Crowley. Years of drug abuse ravaged his body (and bank account) , and he died in poor health in California in 1962.

Karl Germer; Died a junkie like his master before him.

FRANZ BARDON (1909-1956)

a.k.a. Frantisek Bardon A Czech stage magician who wrote a few books on the occult. Despite the claims of being a "real magician" with magical powers, Bardon was imprisoned by the Nazis during WWII and had to remain incarcerated until the camp was liberated by the Russians. You would think with magic powers he could have made himself invisible or hexed a guard to let him go, don't you? Bardon's luck under communism wasn't much better. He was imprisoned again in 1956 for illegal production of medicine, because his medicines were based on "alchemical" recipes, and Bardon was not a Pharmacist nor a Medical Doctor. He died in prison four months later, after eating bacon that affected his pancreitis. Some have speculated Bardon committed suicide, because he had requested the bacon from his wife, knowing full well eating bacon could kill him! Bardon couldn't make magic work for him, it didn’t cure his pancritiis, it didn’t get him out of prison, it never made him rich. It left him with no option but suicide...and yet people still buy his books!

Franz Bardon; a fake who committed suicide.


A famous astrologer, she published four books on astrology. Adams was arrested twice in New York for fortune telling, in 1911 and 1914, but was acquitted both times. Some have credited Adams with the decriminalization of astrology, although in fact it still remained illegal in New York to be an astrologer for many years after her death, and apparently still is (see Section 889 of the NY Criminal Code! ). Coming from a proper Boston upbringing, Adams did manage to pave the way for many future quacks and cons by making astrology more socially acceptable.

One of Adams predications astrologers prefer you don’t think about occurred in Feb. 1929, when Adams told readers of her daily column the stock market would rise in the coming months. This is what most people assumed anyway, so it sounds like her predictions merely echoed popular belief, rather than originating from some mystical source. As mentioned on the Psychic Scams page on this website, a common trick of fortunetellers throughout the ages is to simply tell people what they want to hear. In fact, there was a “mini-crash” of the stock market the very next month in March, and the famous mega-crash in October that triggered the Great Depression of the 1930's! People who foolishly trusted her and bought stocks on her advice lost their fortunes. Like most astrologers, Adams probably had a hit or miss ratio that can be attributed to chance. And like most psychics, fortune-tellers, or channelers, she probably just told people what they wanted to hear. Astrology is unscientific, has been proven not to work in tests, and people who follow astrologers like Adams can wind up in disastrous circumstances as a result!

Evenageline Adams; false prophetess

EDGAR CAYCE (1877-1945)

Known as “the sleeping prophet”, because he could seem to put himself into a trance-like state during his readings. Cayce didn't charge for his "readings", but accepted large donations instead. After his death, his son started the Association for Research and Enlightenment so he could charge people fees to research his father's previous readings. Cayce combined the occult with Biblical teaching and even a dash of Mormon theology (Cayce claimed his nanny as a child had been one of Brigham Young’s wives). Both his father and grandfather were said to have been involved in the occult.

There are different accounts of how Cayce “discovered” his powers, each more fanciful than the next. One version has him in a coma with fever at age 10, when he suddenly told the doctor in a trance-like state, “We have been injured by a baseball to the base of the spine”. He then instructed the Doctor to make a poultice from herbs and put it on his neck. This supposedly saved his life. Another account says an angel visited him as an 8 year old boy, asking him his wish. Cayce supposedly asked the angel for the gift of healing. Joseph Smith Jr. Was also supposedly visited by an angel as a child, which might be the real inspiration for the story.

Yet another account says Cayce got laryngitis, and was cured by a hypnotist. The laryngitis came back, so under hypnosis, the hypnotist asked him for a cure. Cayce told the hypnotist the cure, and it supposedly worked. Later the hypnotist supposedly tried asking Cayce for cures of other people, which also supposedly worked.

The real source of Cayce’s powers seems to be less mystical. As mentioned, his family was involved in the occult going back to his paternal grandfather. As an adult, Cayce worked in a health nut bookstore, which had many books on folk cures, homeopathy, osteopathy and quack medicine ( and probably some occult books too). Many of the cures given in his trances use Osteopath terminology, and that’s unlikely to be a coincidence. In fact, all of his cures seem to have been based on folk cures and quack medicine of the day. One would think with all of Cayce’s psychic powers, he could have come up with a cure for things like Cancer, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis, Heart Disease, Muscular Dystrophy, and other incurable diseases, but he didn’t. Although supposedly able to heal others, he couldn’t heal himself. While he was dying of a fatal illness he predicted “In 5 days I will be completely healed”. Instead, a few days later he died!

Cayce advised eating almonds to prevent Cancer, to which his followers note that almonds have laetril in them. Laetril was actually proven to be ineffectual against Cancer, but people into “alternative medicine” still swear by it, even though it doesn’t work. Cayce also said a person could smoke 5 or 6 cigarettes a day and not risk getting Cancer, which is also not true according to doctors.

The “sleeping prophet” made many false prediction including, including Hitler would be a man of peace, and Atlantis would rise from the ocean in 1968 (it didn't). In 1968 the discovery of formations on the ocean floor that look like a road off the island of Bimini were heralded by New Agers as proof of Atlantis, but the “road” turned out to be cracked rock that is found naturally throughout the world’s ocean. Furthermore, it didn’t “rise from the sea” as Cayce said Atlantis would, and is still on the bottom of the sea.

There are more false predictions as well. In 1934 he predicted this:

"The earth will be broken up in the western portion of America. The greater portion of Japan must go into the sea. The upper portion of Europe will be changed as in the twinkling of an eye. Land will appear off the east coast of America. There will be the upheavals in the Arctic and in the Antarctic that will make for the eruption of volcanoes in the Torrid areas, and there will be the shifting then of the poles—so that where there have been those of a frigid or semi-tropical will become the more tropical, and moss and fern will grow. And these will begin in those periods in '58 to '98'."

Needless to say, none of these things happened. He made dozens of other predictions that didn't happen as well.

Edgar Cayce; a false prophet and a fake.

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WILHELM REICH (1892-1957)

Included here because so many occultists (Anton LaVey and Israel Regaride, Gavin and Yvonne Frost to name just four) seem to read his books and subscribe to his ideas. He was a quack psychiatrist, although he had an impressive pedigree, and had actually studied under Dr. Sigmund Freud himself. Reich claimed he discovered a new form of energy called "orgone", and cited evidence of its existence. Reich claimed, for instance, if a you stare at the sky long enough, the ripples you see are the “orgone enregy”. In reality, doctors know the ripples are just an optical illusion due to eye strain, nothing more!

Orgone seemed to be the building blocks of the universe, and could also cure practically every disease, according to Reich. To date, no one has ever verified orgone's existence, although Reich's cult of followers continue to claim they have. In 1940 Reich invented a device that he claimed could cure everything from impotence to cancer called the "Orgone collector"...which was actually just an empty wooden box. Reich charged his clients around $250 per session of sitting in this phony miracle box. He also sold "Orgone blankets" and "Orgone pillows", which also boasted curative powers, and were just ordinary blankets and pillows. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration obtained an injunction against Reich selling his products in 1954, but Reich defiantly continued to do so. In between Orgone research, Reich also claimed to have stopped a UFO invasion with a secret ray weapon he developed. You think the FDA would have been grateful to Reich for keeping us from being turned into pod people, but they still had him arrested. He died in Prison in 1957 for failing to obey a court order, but there will always be a segment of the population that follows quacks and nuts. Occultism and quack science seem to go hand in hand.

Wilhelm Reich; a quack and a fraud who died in prison.


Briefly a secretary of Crowley, until he had a falling out with “The Great Beast”. Even fans of Crowley have pointed out that’s a good thing, considering how most of Crowley’s followers went insane or committed suicide! Regardie practiced his own quack version of psychotherapy based on Wilhelm Reich's writings, and called himself “Dr. Regardie”, even though he only went to Chiropractic school. Chiropractors are not licensed to be Psychologists in the U.S., but you can call yourself a "therapist" of any kind in just about any state and get away with it. During an alchemy experiment, he burnt his lungs from the fumes and suffered from breathing problems because of that for the rest of his life. Alchemy was a quack science in the middle ages that sought to turn lead into gold and elixirs of eternal youth, and it still seems people bite on it. He revealed the “secret” rituals of the Golden Dawn sold today as a huge book published by Llewellyn that sells for around 30 bucks. So let’s review: he was a quack psychologist, a secretary to the flop house- junkie “anti-Christ”, and the author of a book about an occult order that turned out to be a hoax. Got it? People who own his book own a book about an occult order started by a fake (Mathers) written by a Chiropractor, who worked for the flophouse junkie Anti-Christ, but they aren’t “magicians” of any sort.


Founder of the "Ancient Mystical Order Of The Rosy Cross", or AMORC. Lewis claims to have the secrets of Christian Rosenkrutz...a man who never really existed. He worked in advertising as an illustrator which helped him to promote the AMORC, through print ads and booklets. The order sells about 3 dozen books with catchy titles to sell boring material. Titles such as Mental Poisoning, The Secret Life of Jesus, and Mastery of the Cycles of Fate might seem to promise more than they deliver. Rosicrucians are told they can counter act negative Karma, with the law of Ahrma...which sometimes involves making out a check to AMORC.
Lewis founder the AMORC and heavily promoted the super-secret order by advertising in national magazines and newspapers. It has been jokingly said by critics that if the AMORC ever stopped advertising that the print media industry would go belly up! Anyone could learn to be an occultist for just a few dollars each month after answering a very simple questionnaire.

AMORC claims not to be a religion, although Lewis tried to start a Rosicrucian Church at one point, and also operated a Rosicrucian radio station in Florida to promote it. While Rosicrucians may claim to be Christian, AMORC says it goes back to an Egyptian mystery school started by Pharo Amenhotep (it actually doesn’t, however). Rosicrucians set up Neopagan altars (it would be hard to call them “Christian”) in their homes with busts of Nephertiti and Amenhotep on them...obviously meant to be Pagan demi-gods. There’s little of AMORC that has to do with Christian mysticism.

While Lewis may have claimed to have been a “Christian Mystic”, he was in fact a disciple of Aleister Crowley, the flophouse Anti-Christ! The truth came out during a lawsuit in which a rival Rosicrucian named Swinburne Clymer sued Lewis. According to Clymer, Lewis was initiated in a ritual that was supposed to have lasted 3 days behind closed doors (and could have even involved homosexual “sex magic”, since Crowley was involved), but Lewis’s ritual only lasted one day. The AMORC doesn’t want you to know their “Mystic Christian” leader was initiated by a self proclaimed “Anti-Christ”, so you’ll plunk down your $10 each month for “monographs” of useless occult gobbledygook! Upon hearing of Lewis’s success, Crowley wrote Lewis to proclaim himself head of the AMORC. Lewis refused, since his money making order was doing fine without him, and he knew the negative reputation Crowley had deliberately cultivated would change that. Crowley thought of going to America again, to seize the order from Lewis, but the by that time Crowley was in his flophouse years, and since he never had magic powers to begin with, couldn’t actually cast a spell for traveling money.

In 1916, Lewis held a press conference and supposedly demonstrated he could change zinc into gold, or so he claimed at least. The AMORC has never offered to share this secret with anyone else or even attempt to duplicate the feat in public. It’s certainly never allowed a demonstration with scientists present to examine the process. Undoubtedly the trick was probably done by slight of hand or similar means. Casanova was unimpressed when Count St. Germain tried to fool him with it in the 18th century by a similar stunt.

The AMORC still exists, even though in recent years there have been schisms. In 1990, Rosicrucian Imperator Gary Stewart was removed and later sued by the AMORC over embezzlement of funds. The AMORC board of directors claimed Stewart had embezzled around $500,000 and hid it in bank accounts in Spain. Stewart denied the charges, saying everything he did was on the level, and fought back with his own lawsuit. Eventually the case was settled out of court, and the AMORC dismissed their case with prejudice.

Now, if Rosicrucians can really do change zinc into gold, why do they need to charge money for the lessons? Why was there an embezzlement scandal in the 1990's, seeing how Rosicrucians can simply create gold? Didn’t the original Rosicrucian document, Fama Fraternis, claimed Rosicrucians had no use for gold? The reality is, they actually can’t change zinc into gold, they don’t have mystic powers, and Rosicrucianism is based on a hoax as we’ve already seen.

H. Spencer Lewis; a fake, a follower of the flop house Anti-Christ, and a man who knew the value of mass marketing.


A Rosicrucian rival to H. Spencer Lewis (and more or less, Max Heindel), and follower of P.B. Randolph. As mentioned, Clymer made public the charge that H. Spencer Lewis was initiated by Crowley. One group of Clymer's Rosicrucians eventually merged with another Rosicrucian group that has ties to Aleister Crowley's Thelema...ironically coming full circle and becoming a sort of “cousin” to the AMORC (technically, at least)

Clymer bought P.B. Randolph’s occult archives from his widow, and kept Randolph’s books in print. Clymer claimed he succeeded Edward H Brown (known as 'Eulis') as head of a Rosicrucian order, but this has been proven false. Clymer created his 'Fraternitas Rosae Crucis' in 1920, two years before Brown actually died. His official biography boasts that 3,000,000 people received Clymer’s teachings during his lifetime, which sounds very unlikely. My guess is the number is probably closer to a few hundred...and that number would be stretched out over more than half a century. Clymer’s group never achieved the commercial success or audience of his rival, the AMORC, or even the Rosicrucian Fellowship.

Clymer had his own bizzare views of Christianity and race. Swiburne claimed “Jesus was an Aryan in whose veins flowed Aryan blood” [ref Handbook of Today’s Religions], even though his idol Randolph was black. Clymer was said to have a portrait of Jesus on his wall, depicting him as a blond haired, blue eyed man...an impossibility since Jesus was a middle eastern Jew! Jesus certainly didn’t appear different from other people since he was able to blend into a crowd and since Judas had to point him out to the Romans [ref. Bible verses] and could escape crowds by blending in, impossible of a blue eyed Aryan [Bible verses]

Some of his teachings sound chillingly similar to those ideas espoused by Nazis. Clymer was a strong believer that expectant mothers should follow an occult regimen of diet and meditation to bring about a race of “Supermen”. A biography written by the Rosicrucians (probably ghost written by Clymer himself) from 1955 states "Dr. Clymer is convinced more firmly than ever that racial or blood purity is an absolute essential to the attainment of the highest degree of development not only for the individual, but also for the country alike... He felt that the man who loses his race pride begins to deteriorate. This applies to all races as well as individuals." [website ref with date] So Clymer was just yet another Neo-Nazi wolf in Theosophist sheep clothing.

Oddly enough, Clymer's hero was Paschal Beverly Randolph, who's father was said to be white and his mother was of Negro, Indian, and a little white ancestry! This would seem to fly in the face of his “racially pure” hogwash hate teaching. The Rosicrucians dispute Randolph's Negro ancestry...even though Randolph seems to have identified himself as one in his writings!

Claiming he was trained as a medical doctor, Clymer was a actually strong believer in many quack forms of medicine like Osteopathy. He was considered a quack during his lifetime. This is probably why he never attained the financial wealth most doctors would have.

R. Swineburn Clymer, quack, fraud, and racist.


Created "Chaos Magic", if it can be called magic. He had a ho hum career as an artist and writer. His paintings were so dark, full of grotesque things and occult symbols that they turned most people off. If it weren’t for occultists, his works would be completely forgotten. He did a brief stint in the British Army during WWI as an illustrator. In the 1920's he returned to South London where he lived in poverty in a small basement flat. He eeked out a living drawing portraits of people in the local pubs and selling them for small amounts of money. For a time he was an outer member of Crowley’s A.A., but even the nefarious Crowley called Spare an “evil magician”...certainly a case of the pot calling the kettle black!

During one experiment, Spare tied to make roses magically appear by tracing magic symbols in the air, waving his arms around with his face contorted (to show he was using his will, no doubt...just like when a kid makes a face before they make a wish) and repeating the word “roses”. After a few minutes, an overhead sewer pipe burst, covering Spare and his assistant head to toe in human waste (The Occult by Colin Wilson pg 209) ! Interpret that how you will, I think it pretty much sums up his magical career and teachings (and the occult in general). Like most occultists, Spare died broke. If he knew so much about magic, why could he not use it to create a better life for himself? He couldn’t make it work unless you consider being drenched in sewage and dying broke successful, neither can anyone else.

Austin O. Spare creator of weird art and occult fake who died broke and was showered in sewage instead of roses!

SYBIL LEEK (1917 -1982)

A prominent Wiccan and self proclaimed successor to Crowley. Leek claimed she knew Crowley, but turned out later she lied after the dates of Crowley's whereabouts and other details didn't match up. Also, Crowley never mentioned Leek or her family even once in his voluminous writings. If she were Crowley's successor though, that would make her the next "Great Beast, 666" (Crowley's self dubbed title). Leek also claimed to have powers, especially the ability to heal. This is why friends who knew her were puzzled when, unable to heal herself, she died of lung cancer at 75 (she didn't even smoke). If she had so many great powers, why didn't she get rich while she was alive? Because she was a fraud!


One of the founding members of the Golden Dawn, along with Dr. Wynn Westcott and Dr Woodman. Mathers lied about being in contact with secret chiefs in Germany who supposedly gave him the instructions to start the Golden Dawn. Mathers did many things that anyone would find at least "eccentric". Among other things, he used to play "ghost chess", with a spirit that only he could see. He would move the piece wherever his invisible opponent would tell him. He also told people he was a descendant of King James II, even though he wasn’t. Even more bizzare, he sometimes claimed to actually be King James II himself! Not the reincarnation mind you, but the actual King James II who had somehow lived into the 19th century, even though history records he was killed in battle! .

Arthur Machen was not quite as naive as the rest, and left the Order of the Golden Dawn after about a year (1899-1900), just prior to the schism that splintered it. He became skeptical of all mystical orders and secret societies after this. Perhaps the most telling piece he wrote about his experience in the G.D. comes from one of his autobiographical writings. He saved himself from potential libel suits by changing or omitting the names of the players and changing the name of the G.D. to the "Order of the Twilight Star". An excerpt from his autobiography Things Near and Far (1923) tells the whole story:

" Among the members there were, indeed, persons of very high attainments, who, in my opinion, ought to have known better after a year's membership or less; but the society as a society was pure foolishness concerned with impotent and imbecile Abracadabras. It knew nothing about anything and concealed the fact under an impressive ritual and a sonorous phraseology. It had no wisdom, even of the inferior or lower kind, in its leadership; it exercised no real scrutiny onto the character of those whom it admired . “

“And yet it had and has an interest of a kind. It claimed, I may say, to be of very considerable antiquity, and to have been introduced into England from abroad in a singular manner. I am not quite certain as to the details, but the mythos imparted to members was something after this fashion. A gentleman interested in occult studies was looking round the shelves of a second-hand bookshop,...when he found between the leaves a few pages of dim manuscript, written in a character which was strange to him. The gentleman bought the book, and when he got home early eagerly examined the manuscript. It was in cipher; he could make nothing of it. But on the manuscript -- or perhaps on a separate slip laid next to it -- was the address of a person in Germany. The curious instigator of secret things and hidden counsels wrote to the address, obtained full particulars, the true manner of reading the cipher and, as I conjecture, a sort of commission and jurisdiction from the Unknown Heads in Germany to administer the mysteries in England. And hence arose, or re-arose, in these isles the Order of the Twilight Star. Its original foundation was assigned to the fifteenth century.”

“I like the story; but there was not on atom of truth in it. Its true date of origin was 1880 at the earliest. The 'Cipher Manuscript' was written on paper that bore the watermark of 1809 in ink that had a faded appearance. But it contained information that could not possibly have been known to any living being in the year 1809, that was not known to any living being till twenty years later. It was, no doubt a forgery of the early 'eighties. Its originators must have some knowledge of Freemasonry; but so ingeniously was this occult fraud 'put upon the market' that, to the best of my belief, the flotation remains a mystery to this day. . . There was not the ancient frame of mind; it was not even the 1809 frame of mind. But it was very much the eighteen-eighty and later frame of mind....the Twilight Star shed no ray of any kind on my path."(19)

Machen was in a far better position to judge the G.D. than anyone alive today, having been an actual member himself. The fact that the cipher manuscript Mathers claims he found in a London bookstall was a fake suggests Mathers, if not all three of the founders of the G.D., were in fact the authors of said manuscript.

Crowley figured out there were no secret chiefs, and called Mather's bluff, claiming the Chiefs had made him the head of the Golden Dawn in a letter to Mathers, and that they wanted Mathers out. Eventually Mathers admitted he lied about the secret chiefs, which led to him being kicked out, & the Golden Dawn being disbanded 1903. Crowley wrote that he ran into Monia Mathers years later in Paris, and that she had been reduced to performing in live nude shows, because Mathers and his wife were now in dire straits [ref The Occult?], although Golden Dawn fans merely dismiss this as sour grapes on Crowley’s part. Macgregor died in poverty from Pneumonia in 1918. His widow Monia eventually faded into obscurity and died in poverty. Since we know Mathers was a liar, why bother with him? He was a fake and had no powers!

ANNA SPRENGEL (Invented in 1885, impostor b.1850? - d1910?)

Like Christian Rosenkrutez and Coot Hoomi, Fraulein Anna Sprengel never really existed...at least not at first. Mathers had invented the story of an Anna Sprengel being his contact to the “Secret Chiefs” who supposedly gave him instructions on how to start a Golden Dawn chapter in England. In reality, Mathers was the creator of the Golden Dawn, and he had lied about Secret Chiefs and Anna Sprengel. By the 1890's, some members of the Golden Dawn had begin to doubt the authenticity of the order’s rituals. Mathers was slowly losing credibility in the group. The appearance of Anna Sprengel in the flesh would save his bacon, or at least he must have thought so.

A few years prior to this incident, Mathers had tried to pass off a fake Anna Sprengel. Her real name was Editha Jackson who went by the aliases Laura Horos ,Mrs. Diss Dabar, Angel Anna, and Swami Viva Ananda. The story goes, she and her husband Frank Jackson met Mathers in Paris in January of 1900 and introduced themselves as members of the American Golden Dawn, and that she was even none other than Anna Sprengel herself who had been his contact through the mail. Jackson was a hefty 250 lbs., and claimed she was so large because she swallowed the soul of the now deceased Madame Blavatsky, who was now inside her. Mathers would later claim that even he too had been duped by the Jacksons, but more than likely, they were hired by Mather’s to play their roles. Mathers knew better than anyone Sprengel wasn’t real, so if he had been duped by her, then he was much more delusional than previously imagined! The fact that Mathers initiated the pair into the 1st Degree of the Golden Dawn seems strange if the Jacksons were really high ranking Golden Dawn members already, and suggests Mathers must have really known they weren’t.

The stunt backfired when Jackson and her husband stole the Golden Dawn rituals and tried to set up their own version of the Golden Dawn called The Order of Theocratic Unity. It backfired even further when Edith and Frank Jackson were later arrested on charges of the rape of a young female Theocratic Order member. Miss Vera Corysdale claimed in sworn testimony during the Jackson’s trial that Frank and Editha had drugged her and hypnotized her each day for a period of several days. In her helpless state, Frank had proceeded to rape her as part of her “initiation ritual”. Under oath Corysdale told a shocked London court that Frank had even claimed he was Jesus Christ, and that having sex with him wasn’t a sin but “an act of piety”! Furthermore, any illegitimate children that might be accidently born would be “Divine”. Frank received 15 years in prison and Editha received 7 years. They both died in obscurity after their release from prison, and probably in poverty. It's believed Editha went back to Kentucky adter her release and resumed the only profession she had known...scamming clients with her medium routine.

The Golden Dawn members denied the Theocratic Unity was part of their organization, but the story was all over the newspapers, and they were all tainted by the scandal because of their connection to the Jacksons. The scandal only furthered Mather’s image as mentally unstable and a fraud and hastened his eventual dismissal. There were even humorous New Year’s greeting cards printed up sold commercially that made light of the trial and mocked the Golden Dawn. The Jackson’s rape trial contributed to the disintegration of the Golden Dawn, perhaps more than anything else did.

After the Golden Dawn broke up, one member, a Dr. Felkin, actually traveled to Germany prior to the years of WWI, desperate to find the real Secret Chiefs and Anna Sprengel. He did find a woman who had the same name, but she assured Felkin she wasn’t the mystic adept he sought. Nevertheless, Felkin still wanted to believe and didn’t want to face his friends empty handed, so he claimed he had met Sprengel’s niece, based on the encounter with this “other” Anna Sprengel. This technique used by occultists throughout the ages is known to non-adepts as “lying”!

Anna Sprengel, a fake fraulein fleshed out into life by a fraudulent medium who wound up in prison.


Waite created the famous “Rider Waite” tarot deck, but it was published years after he died, and he never got to enjoy the monetary success of it. He had little formal education, and most of it seemed to come from “pennydreadful” novels, although he did even manage to even learn some Hebrew and Greek self taught. Even though Waite called himself a Christian, he wrote the infamous Book of Black Magic and of Pacts. He later re-edited the book into a more “workable” format called The Book of Ceremonial Magic ( a grimorie of black magic), showing he was serious about practicing black magic...something a real Christian would never be involved in! One such spell was a ridiculous ritual for creating a magic “gold finding hen”, that involved reciting incantations and pouring whisky on a chicken egg. From this egg, after several days a miniature rooster a few inches tall was to hatch out, and be able to hunt down buried treasure! Even though Waite’s books claimed to give instructions for creating such an impossible thing, he certainly never seemed to able to actually do it himself, and all one would create from such an experiment is a rotten egg. It isn’t the first time an occultist has produced one.

Waite was one of the members of Mather’s Golden Dawn. As gullible as Waite might have been, even he doubted the rituals of the order were as ancient as Mather’s claimed. He thought they were probably written around 1870 at the earliest. Still, Waite went along with it, apparently knowing of the Order’s bogus origins anyway.

There was nothing extraordinary about Mr. Waite, and never really did anything that could be considered magic. He helped perpetuate a fraud.

DION FORTUNE (1890-1956)

a.k.a, Violet Firth (real name) Some Wiccans claim she was a Wiccan too, but her occult order, The Society For Inner Light based in England, continues to deny she was a Wiccan and says she was only an "Esoteric Christian". One day at work when her boss chewed her out, the poor thing nearly had a nervous breakdown, and suffered for two weeks. Raised in a Christian Science home, she became convinced her boss had poisoned her with "animal magnetism" and the her boss must have somehow learned the technique on a trip to India. It didn't occur to herself that she might have just been overly sensitive and leapt to conclusions! She joined the Theosophical Society (as mentioned, founded by a fraud) and later the Golden Dawn (which was also founded by a fraud) as well as one of its successive orders after it broke up. There, she had a falling out with Monia Mathers (Magregor’s wife), and then claimed now Monia was trying to kill her with magic. She must have been kind of like the kid who complains "Mom, he won't stop looking at me!"

At night she dreamt of magical battles with Monia in the “astral realm” that she thought to be real and later wrote about. When a bunch of stray cats purportedly showed up in her neighborhood, Dion was convinced this was somehow due to a hex from Monia Mathers. The poor thing even imagined she saw a giant tabby cat walking down her staircase that she took to be a “thoughtform” created by Monia.!

She was on good terms with Crowley and referred to the self-proclaimed anti-Christ as “My Dear 666", and often sought out his advice on the occult during his flophouse years. That was strange behavior for a supposed "Christian", certainly. No doubt Crowley successfully extracted money and sexual favors from Fortune, as he did all his students. She claims once she accidentally created a “werewolf thoughform” and asked Aleister Crowley how to correct the situation. Fortune wrote the thoughform was created when she was really angry at a woman who annoyed her earlier that day. I wonder if the woman ever had a peaceful friendship with anyone other than Crowley?

She was briefly married to a man in the 1950's, but they couldn't stop bickering over the right way to perform "magic". They never actually did anything normal people would find magical, so all the bickering was rather pointless. He eventually left her for a prettier, younger woman, and you think with all those supposed occult powers she would have been able to have foreseen it before she married him. Fortune wrote several books, including Psychic Self Defense for those who live in constant fear of getting "the whammy" as she seemed to have. In may ways, she’s no different from the superstious, undereducated types that carry little red flannel bags with magnets in them, hoping to ward off jinxes.

When you ditch the occult, it's the greatest feeling knowing no one can hex you. I know it’s great never having to carry around stupid talismans or red flannel bags hoping I won’t get a spell cast on me! Wouldn't you like that feeling?

Dione Fortune lived in a world of fear, paranoia, superstition, failed romance, and hallucinations. Why would anyone want what she had?

JACK PARSONS (1914-1952)

Parsons founded Cal Tech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and seemed like a scholarly man. He created solid rocket fuel and even has a crater on the dark side of the moon named after him.

But friends new he had another side. Parsons was a student of Aleister Crowley and a member of the O.:T.:O:. Eventually he tried to become the successor to Crowley, proclaiming himself the new “Great Beast”, and promising to issue in a new Aeon of all kinds of darkness and destruction on humanity (gee, thanks) and other such horseradish. He wrote a book titled Liber 49 that called for the creation of a Thelemic-witchcraft type religion that sounds a lot like Wicca.

Apologists say he died in a "mysterious experiment". But the truth is he blew himself up in his basement, making nitroglycerin, which he sold on the black market to supplement his income (apparently his money spells didn't work, either!). His mother soon killed herself later in a suicide pact. Parsons could have gone down in history with people that founded great institutions of learning, but instead will probably be remembered more as an occult weirdo that blew himself to smithereens.


She painted the illustrations for Authur Edward Waite's tarot deck. The illustrations are somewhat crude, and have been described as being similar to “comic book art” by critics. Smith never attained success as an artist during her lifetime. She was a member of the Golden Dawn herself, like Waite. The Rider-Waite deck became the most popular of all time...but Smith had died years earlier and never got to enjoy the success. She passed away penniless and alone in a London flat. She had shared the flat earlier with a woman whom many have speculated was her lesbian lover, who died broke too. After Smith’s death, all of her possessions were sold off to pay her bills. I wonder why the cards didn't warn her? Maybe she could have ditched the occult for a respectable life instead of hoping it's powers would have given her life meaning.


Elsie and Frances were not really occultists, but included here because of their contribution to the superstitious belief in fairies. Fairies had been part of European folklore for sometime. Usually fairies were thought of as things to be feared. In some legends, fairies would steal human babies, or bring about death. By the late 19th -early 20th century, however, there was a romanticizing of Pagan myths, and the harsher aspects of fairy lore were forgotten. There was also an occult revival going on, too, which aided Elsie and Frances in their hoax.

In 1917 These two cousins fooled many people into believing fairies were real by merely cutting out pictures of fairies from a popular children's book, Princess Mary's Gift Book, and photographing themselves with them. Even though experts who examined the photos concluded they were obvious fakes (the fairies wore the latest Paris fashions of the day in some photos!), many people who wanted to believe swallowed the lies whole. One such dupe was a Golden Dawn magician named Sir Arthur Conan Doyle...ironically a man who made his fortune writing about a detective who was nobody’s fool and used flawless logic to solve crimes: Sherlock Holmes. Doyle allowed the girls complete access to his camera in his test, and was not allowed to see the girls actually take the photograph of the fairies. Nevertheless, he declared the photo that resulted genuine, and didn’t seem the girls’ request for secrecy unusual!

The pair continued to insist the photos were genuine even well into adulthood, and it seemed there were many adults (mostly occult types, obviously) who wanted to believe too. Then in 1981 and mid 1982 respectively, Frances and Elsie, admitted that the infamous pictures were fakes. Frances said, "My heart always sinks when I look at [the fake fairy pictures]. When I think of how it's gone all round the world. I don't see how people could believe they're real fairies. I could see the backs of them and the hatpins when the photo was being taken." They later recanted and claimed they first four pictures were fakes, but the fifth picture was real...honest (which means they lied about lying...sound familiar?). For some reason they just happened to snap a picture of a real fairy after four fakes? Yeah right. Nevertheless, many people claim to really believe in fairies, and there is even a branch of Wicca devoted to them. Are you ready to stop believing in fairy tales?

MARGRET MURRAY (1863-1963)

Egyptologist, Anthropologist, writer and "witch". In 1920 Margaret Murray departed from reality and wrote The Witch Cult in Western Europe. Even though the book was purported to be a legitimate book of research into the witch hunts of the Middle Ages, it is actually a spurious book full of deliberate mistranslations, falsehoods, and ridiculous theories. Murray claimed that the witch hunts were actually against a surviving sect of European Paganism, drawing inspiration from the Leland’s Aradia, forgery…a book that was already discredited and virtually forgotten even back then! A few Years later, Murray penned God of The Witches (1933), implying that the Christian church had started a smear campaign, basically making the Greek god Pan into a the evil Devil (no doubt she had caught the “Pan fad” of the era that Professor Ronald Hutton has recorded in Triumph of The Moon). It would have been the biggest smear campaign in history if it was true, but it isn’t. While Leland was content to suggest witches might have been people who abandoned Christianity for ancient Pagan deities or Lucifer himself in some sort of a Gnostic rebellion, Murray was not content with this. Instead she said somehow Paganism survived in Europe into the 1700s and perhaps even beyond. The witch trials weren’t witch trials at all, claimed Murray, but were really an attempt by the Church to stamp out a rival Pagan religion...although she didn't explain why it waited so long to act against this perceived threat, some 1300 years into the game! Murray called her theoretical cult “Dianic witchcraft”.

Murray’s books have been rightly criticized by several generations of scholars for their shoddy scholarship. Murray ignored much evidence, rationalized other evidence and even invented evidence on numerous topics. She disregarded a large amount of unpublished data she had access to, completely ignored, misquoted, and rationalized evidence of impossible things like witches flying on broomsticks for instance, so that her fictitious witch religion was universal throughout Europe! This is just a fancy way of saying she lied. It’s nothing more or less than history revision! Early on Murray quit reading what critics wrote about her, and stubbornly refused to admit she was wrong.

She also failed to explain why this Pagan remnant was unlike any known pagan system in pre-Christian Europe, such as the religion of the Anglo-Saxons/Celts. The Celts worshiped a triune god of Teutates, Esus, and Taranis, not a god/goddess (nor did they have a “triple goddess” as some later Neopagan writers have claimed). Or why, if the cult existed from the Stone Age, that it worshiped Roman idols of Diana and Pan, which couldn’t have happened until the Romans conquered most of Europe, and then Britain.

Perhaps the most blatant falsification occurs in her Murray’s claims about Joan of Arc. Murray claims that Joan of Arc, executed for witchcraft, and was really was one of these “Dianic witches”. English documents leave little room for doubt as to the actual motive behind her trial. There are still in existence financial records proving that the English government paid and summoned the judges and assessors from people loyal to the King of England. Joan’s trial was an act of revenge by the English against the French, plain and simple. There is nothing in the trial records which indicate Joan of Arc was anything other than a devoted Roman Catholic.

Murray consistently makes ridiculous statements founded on frivolous things such as Joan's name, stating "Joan" is a witch name. Joan was probably the most common female name during that time from the records that we have from that period, not just among accused "witches". It would be like saying a Mexican named "Jesus" must be the Christ returned based solely on his name, or everyone named “Adolph” must therefore be a Nazi.

Perhaps the most laughable of all Murray’s claims are those of fairies. Yes, fairies. Murray claims that the legends of fairies, elves, and leprechauns are in reality based on a race of European Pagan dwarfs that practiced sorcery. She had probably been inspired by the Wright’s hoax. For having allegedly played such a crucial role in the political history of Europe (if we to believe Murray), it seems that these pygmy witches were remarkably successful at having escaped detection down to this day. Considering Hitler's Weirmacht and Lenin’s/Stalin's U.S.S.R. having conquered practically every square inch of Europe at some point or another, as well as all the conquests and wars that happened in Europe throughout the centuries before that, it seems unlikely they would have escaped detection up even into the present time. Had Murray lived until the 1970's, I suppose that if she would have seen a Lucky Charms cereal commercial on T.V., she would have heralded this as proof positive of their existence!

The books of Margaret Murray are very far from being accurate scholarly research. As we have just seen they are, in fact, the doctored works, misquoted documents, and outright falsehoods of someone with a personal agenda; a grown woman who wanted to "play Witch". They read more like something from an author of U.F.O. or “Black Helicopter” books might write, rather than a legitimate anthropologist. It's hard to believe Murray had a degree in anthropology if the only thing people knew about her was just her books.

Murray focused on a horned deity, 'Cernnunos', even though it only seemed to be a minor idol. Likewise she tries to link Pan to this “horned god” of witches, but as stated Pan was a minor Greek idol worshiped by goat herders and no connection to witchcraft. There was no connection between Cernnunos and Pan. She also claimed that the “horned god” was the deity pictured in Stone Age paintings...which are now interpreted by anthropologists as simply a picture of a hunter disguising himself with an animal skin...just as African Bushmen hunters still do to this very day [ref?]! The famous Lascaux painting is not a deity (nor is it a painting of a Shaman, as some Wiccan apologists have said). Even though these claims were disproved almost as soon as Murray's book came out, there are still books and websites on Wicca that feature pictures of this cave painting claiming it is a Wiccan priest!

Murray's ridiculous books became widely read among occultists. There was apparently at least one proto-Wicca cult by the 1920's , and there may have even been a few more no one knows about. Murray lived to be 100 and was initiated into Gardner’s Wicca coven. No doubt claiming to be a witch must have fulfilled some kind of life long fantasy for the old gal. It certainly must have been a tremendous amount of personal satisfaction, because she finally felt her “Dianic witch cult” hypothesis validated!

But Murray was simply the victim of her own “witch-ful” thinking. Gardner had fabricated his cult inspired by her writings, rather than being part of an actual caveman sorcerer cult that made it into the 20th century. Her hogwash had come full circle, and Wicca had become sort of like a “self fulfilling prophecy”. It’s not unlike people who publish books titled Necronomicon, claiming them to be the same (fictional, and non-existent) spell book written about by H.P. Lovecraft in his short fictional horror stories(which we’ll read about later). But at least Lovecraft never wanted people to really believe such a fictitious book actually existed (he said it didn’t, which is even documented numerous times!), no matter how many letters he got from enquirers wanting to know where to get there copy. Even if Murray had known about the rites of Freemasonry, Crowley, and The Golden Dawn, and would have realized these rituals of Gardner’s coven were cribbed from these sources, she probably wouldn’t have cared anyway. She was just happy to “play witch”.

Among scholars, the Murray thesis completely fell apart in the 1970's, when better methods of investigating the witch trials were used. Ronald Hutton states "During the past two decades a score of detailed local studies of the Great Witch Hunt, spanning Europe, have demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt that its victims were not practitioners of the Old Religion." He then lists no less than half a page of references of items written by scholars during the years 1969 to 1989 to support his statement! But even in spite of all this, many Wiccans still continue to cite Murray as a credible source, or if nothing else, continue to more or less uphold what she believed in.

Even before Gardner’s initiation into Wicca, Murray had dabbled in black magic prior to her initiation into Gardner’s spurious coven. Colleagues claimed that she often threw hexes on people who criticized her work, even though she had supposedly gone on record in a newspaper article saying she didn’t actually believe in magic! One such hex took place in the presence of two colleagues with the intent of hexing someone who got a promotion which made her very jealous. Supposedly, the man actually did become ill later and had to resign, which the two witnesses chalked up to coincidence since his health had apparently not been too good before he got the promotion. Murray was a woman of contradictions, not always truthful, not above forging data, and hardly a warm and cuddly person! Deep down inside Murray may have wanted to become a witch for a reason many people get into it, namely, power.

GERALD B. GARDNER (1884-1964)

Credited with “saving Wicca from total extinction”, founder of the “Gardnerian Tradition” of Wicca. According to Gardner and his cronies, Gardner, being an amateur folklorist, discovered a cult of goddess worshiping Pagans who were the witches of Margaret Murray’s “Dianic Witchcraft” thesis. These witches called their religion Wicca, and initiated him into the cult. The cult supposedly went back to the Stone Age, and had adapted the rituals over time. Gardner said the Wiccans went underground during the witch hunt era, for which he coined the phrase “The Burning Times”. Gardner revealed information about Wicca in a series of books, published in the 1950's. He appeared on the BBC, gave lectures and interviews to promote Wicca...all the while claiming “witches don’t proselytize”!

Not everyone bought Gardner’s incredible story. Folklorists and anthropologists found it strange that somehow this Stone Age Pagan cult had remained secret for thousands of years in a small place like England. Historian Ronald Hutton has even noted secret societies in England aren’t very secret, and can easily be tracked [ref?]. The folklore society he belonged to rejected for publication in their journal an article detailing Wicca that Gardner wrote. Folkorists also noted the witchcraft described by Gardner was nothing like the known and well documented forms of witchcraft of the British Isles.

Occultists wanted to believe, however. They were desperate for it. People who had grown dissatisfied with Satanism, Rosicrucianism, Theosophy, and Spiritualism could now indulge in the kinky nude rites of Gardnerian Wicca that involved being tied up, flogged, and of course “The Great Rite”, sex. The British press treated the whole thing as a joke at first. One article featured a cartoon of naked people dancing around a fire, with the men chasing the women. It certainly seemed Wicca was just another swinging sex club of the 60's to outsiders.

Adian Kelly, the “Traditionhead” for a Wiccan “denomination” if you will, called the New Reformed Orthodox Order of The Golden Dawn” did an expose of Gardner that was published very briefly in 1991. Kelly discovered things which forced many Wiccans to change their claims about Gardner. Kelly discovered Gardner was a sado-masochist and nudist, as well as a feminist who enjoyed being tied up and beaten, and had penchants for knives and writing in archaic English. It seems a mighty strange coincidence that Gardner happened to find a cult...allegedly going back to the Stone Age...that practiced all of his fetishes!

Being a disciple of Aleister Crowley, Gardner created Wicca primarily so he could fulfill his fetish of being beaten by strong willed women, according to Wiccan tradition head Aidan Kelly. Gardner stole rituals from Thelema, The Golden Dawn, Freemasonry, The Greater Key of Solomon, Rudyard Kipling, and even Gothic Satanism to create Wicca (although I should point out again Wicca and Satanism are not the same thing, as most people already know). After doing much investigation into Wicca which included reading Gardner’s original drafts for the Wiccan Book of Shadows, Kelly drew this conclusion;

” [M]any of the Book of Shadows rituals did not exist in 1954 (when Witchcraft Today was published) but instead were still being written...[T]he major sources from which the rituals had been constructed included: (a) Mather's edition of the Greater Key of Solomon; (b) Aleister Crowley's Magic in Theory and Practice; (c) Leland's Aradia (d) some Masonic rituals akin to those described by Duncan and those of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (aside from those transmitted by Crowley); and (e) Margaret Murray's The Witch Cult in Western Europe. There were also bits and pieces from other works by Leland, Jane E. Harrison, Gilbert Murray, James Frazier, and other great classicists from the 19th century. That accounted for EVERYTHING in the rituals…There was nothing left that differed in any important way from what you can find in those sources-but that is NOT at all what Gardner had claimed” (Crafting The Art of Magic by Adian Kelly, Page xvii)

Gerald Garndner claimed he had been allowed to copy a Wicca coven’s Book of Shadows, which in reality, was his own creation. Kelly was allowed access to Gardner original manuscripts, and chronicled the various stages of development the book went through. In it’s earliest stage, it was said to have been “80% Crowley’s writings”. When Doreen Valiente was intitated into the cult, she recognized the Book of Shadows was lifted from Crowley. Gardner told her basically yo write a better one if she thought she could. She continued with the hoax, and re-wrote the book, adding her own poetry. But elements of Crowley can stll be found in Wicca. The most obvious one is the initiation to the 2nd Degree.

It’s blatantly obvious that the Wiccan Third Degree ritual mentioned in Chapter One is plagiarized from Crowley's Gnostic Mass word for word. Honestly, who could believe peasant farmers living in rural England could write things like “...Marvel beyond imagination, soul of infinite space.....”? Apparently a lot of Wiccans do! The rituals of Crowley and Wicca have many similarities; such as the enthronement of the priestess upon the altar, and the consecration of cakes and wine, the eights Sabbats of Wicca, sex magick rituals, etc. Even the moto of Thelema “Do What Thou Will” sounds strikingly similar to the Wiccan Rede “An It Harm None, Do What Ye Wilt”. .

Gardner rewrote things such as 'I am alone; there is no God where I am' to become 'I am alone, the Lord within ourselves' Crowley's 'peace unutterable, rest, ecstacy' became 'peace unutterable, rest, the ecstacy of the Goddess'. The public at large certainly knew nothing of what the Book of Shadows contained at the time, and likely didn’t read Crowley’s obscure books either. Knowing that his plagiarism would might be discovered eventually, Gardner attempted to create a cover story in his book Witchcraft Today:

“The only man I can think of who could have invented the rites was the late Aleister Crowley. When I met him he was most interested to hear that I was a member, and said he had been inside when he was very young, but would not say whether he had rewritten anything or not. But the witch practices are entirely different in method from any kind of magic he wrote about, and he described very many kinds. There are indeed certain expressions and certain words used which smack of Crowley; possibly he borrowed things from the cult writings, or more likely someone may have borrowed expressions from him.”

Gardner was obviously lying through his teeth when he made this statement. He tries to make it sound like he had at best a passing friendship with Crowley, and fails to mention he was in Crowley's O.T.O.! Gardner was a member of Crowley's organization, not the other way around. Since Gerald Gardner was not only a member, but a high ranking member of Crowley's organization no less, it means he was certainly well aware of Crowley's writings. In the “Minerval Initiation” of the O.T.O.:, Gardner would have stood bound hand and foot, blindfolded,, and then heard the words, 'I give unimaginable joys upon earth: certainty, not faith, etc, etc,...all this while standing at swordpoint, just like in Wiccan initiations. At the end of the ritual, the initiate is given a copy of Crowley’s Book of the Law, much like how a newly initiated Wiccan is given a copy of the Book of Shadows. Here we see two occult organizations with exactly the same words and similar initiation ritual. It is absolutely impossible this is a coincidence, or that Gardner could have somehow missed this!

Wicca is compiled from many sources Aleister Crowley would have certainly been familiar with (such as Freemasonry and the Golden Dawn), so why would Wicca be “unlike any from of magick Crowley had ever seen”, as Gardner claims? Nor was it likely that Crowley ever was initiated into Wicca, because he wrote down every detail of his occult studies and practices. He never mentions Wicca in any of his voluminous writings, not even once. If Crowley was so dog gone interested in Wicca as Gardner claims, why did he not make some kind of mention of it? His diaries from the time he knew Gardner only mention him dropping by for visits, but no mention about Wicca or ever coming into contact with a cult of stone age goddess worshipers living in England. That’s hardly something he would have omitted! Crowley would have been well aware what such a discovery would have meant, and he would have certainly have mentioned it somewhere in his writings. He also doesn’t mention knowing Sybil Leek or her family as she later claimed, “babysitting” Alex Sanders or knowing his family as he later claimed, or ever knowing or meeting “Old George Pickingill”, and learning Wicca from him as Lugh later claimed.

Gerald Garnder; a perverted liar who created the Wiccan hoax.

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MONIQUE WILSON (1928-1980)

Was named as Gardner’s successor after his demise. Wilson lied about being Gardner’s niece, and also that he named her “Queen of The Witches” in his will. Her critics have noted if she really was his niece, that means that they had incestuous sex when they performed the Great Rite (the great is ritualized sex “magic” performed by some Wiccans)! Even though Wiccans may spout “perfect love and perfect trust”, Wilson’s career was pock marked by bitter rivalries and jealousies of her fellow Wiccans. Wislon certainly had no problems with promoting Wicca, and she and her hubby often posed in the buff wearing nothing but some Wiccan jewelry in British tabloids. In 1969 the UK newspaper News Of The World broke the story that the Wilsons were abusing their 11 year old daughter, Yvette. British Child Protective Services oversaw the case for the next 3 years. Monique was very unhappy and became an alcoholic to fill the void in her life that Wicca couldn’t. In 1973 she and her husband sold Gardner’s Witchcraft Museum's contents to Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, moved to Spain and bought a café. This act infuriated Wiccans perhaps more than anything else, since they considered Gardner’s trinkets to be sacred relics of their religion. She apparently gave up Wicca because there’s no further mention of her activity in it, and died in 1980. Her husband died in 1982 in a car crash. No one knows what ever happened to Yvette, but she seems to have not carried on in the Wiccan tradition. So...where was all the magic??? Like most Wiccans of the day, she seemed to be an exhibitionist who enjoyed the attention calling oneself a “witch” brings, and even getting to pose nude in magazines. But once the fun ended, she cashed out and moved on.

ALEX SANDERS (1926-1988)

Sanders claimed he was the "King of Witches". Born in Manchester, England, Sanders father was an alcoholic, and he was raised primarily by his grandmother. Sanders said he was initiated into Wicca at age 7 in a ritual that he claimed involved a nude ritual with his grandmother, who nicked his scrotum with a knife as part of the ritual. He claimed he was initiated into the 2nd and later 3rd degree of Wicca by his granny when he was older, which would have involved having sex with her (sick!). Sanders claimed his grandmother had belonged to a Wiccan tradition completely independent of Gerald Gardners, and also went back thousands of years. Sanders claimed he copied his grandmother’s book of shadows by age 8, and that Aleister Crowley used to babysit him. Sanders admitted he had dabbled in Satanism as an adult, but later came back to “the right hand path”. Alex always sought the spotlight and was an early evangelist for Wicca, even though Wiccans may not think of him as such. He appeared in two x-rated documentaries about Wicca, he made several television appearances on the BBC, he was the subject of several books, he toured the UK giving lectures...all the while claiming Wiccans didn’t recruit followers, as all Wiccans seem to. I wonder what exactly their ideas of recruiting are, anyway? If Wicca was even a fraction as secret as it allegedly is, it wouldn’t be the fastest growing religion in the world!

Sanders claimed he could perform abortions by casting spells on pregnant women, killing the unborn child. Sanders related one such disturbing instance in the book What Witches Do:

"There was a girl who recently tried everything and had no money..she really believed I could stop it. I pointed to her womb, without touching her or giving her anything to take and said, 'Yes, it's stopped. It won't grow anymore. You will have a heavy period, and by the end of September, you will be clear of it...Another girl, three months pregnant--I got the clinic fee reduced by more than half for her but she still couldn't afford it and she was desperate. So I told her,'I don't care if you believe me or not--it's stopped!' Michael [Sander's “spirit guide”] was shouting in my mind, 'Three, three, three!' I told her, 'Within three days you'll be perfectly alright. "

If the idea of using Witchcraft to kill unborn children doesn't sound evil enough, Sanders further something even more disturbing. Sander goes on to describe the spell he uses to perform this abortion spell (which I will not repeat here so no one reading this will try it), and then says:

"I realize I am taking a life-I have to absorb that spirit into my being and become responsible for it. That's where magic and wisdom come in." (What Witches Do, by Janet and Stewart Farrar, 2nd ed., pgs.126-127 emphasis mine, Pheonix Publishing Inc. isbn 0-919345-17-4)

So rather than dismiss an unborn fetus as not being human as many pro-choicers do, Sanders was fully aware he was taking a human life in the killing an unborn child! And why shouldn’t he? Abortion really is baby murder, after all. He then believed, of all things, he could absorb the baby's soul into himself like some sort of spirit vampire! If Wiccans believe in doing anything they want bar “harming none”, what would we call what was done to the unborn child?

Eventually the truth Sander’s Wiccan lineage came to light. It seems Sanders had invented his Wiccan tradition, and granny was never a witch. Since there were people still alive who knew Sander’s parents, he claimed the Wiccan tradition had the unlikely practice of skipping a generation, and being passed from granparent to grandchild. His ex-wife Maxine revealed he had actually been in one of Gerald Gardner’s covens, which is how he was able to plagiarize from their Book of Shadows. The parts of the book he didn’t have access to and couldn’t plagiarize from, he simply plagiarized from other occult books (such as those by Franz Bardon) to make his own Book of Shadows. It also came to light Aleister Crowley never babysat him as a child either, since Crowley’s diaries never mention Sander’s family. Babysitting would have been uncharacteristic of CrowleyThe Gardnerieans did not expose as him as a fraud immediately, though, and it could be that having another Wiccan sect would make their hoax more viable. Alex and Maxine parted ways in the late 1970's. He remarried and retreated from London to a small town, and now seemed to avoid the limelight. His next wife, Jill, divorced him too, claiming Sanders spent all their money on his gay boyfriends (Sanders had sometimes hinted he was bisexual). Alex died of lung cancer at age 61. He wasn't a millionaire, didn't have lots of worldly power, and NOT his magic, nor that of his followers, couldn't heal him. Some king of the witches! He was a failure and a fraud!


a.k.a Roy Bowers. He founded Tubal Cain/1734 Wicca. He was initiated into Gardnerian Wicca, but then later left and claimed to have been descended from a long line of Wiccans, just like Alex Sanders did. He too fabricated a story of coming from a line independent from Gardner’s, called by the names "The 1734 tradition", "The Clan of Tubal Cain" and “The Royal Windsor Cuveen”, implying a false connection to the Royal family. Cochrane's version of his history is cloudy and somewhat contradictory. His parents were actually both Methodists, and didn’t seem to even have an interest in the occult. He claimed the source of his Wiccan lineage was a Great-great grandfather, other times he implied an "Aunt Sally" taught him Wicca, other times an uncle on his mother’s side but there’s no proof any of them were involved in the occult or Wicca. Then in contradiction to all of this, he claimed his mother (who wasn’t a Wiccan but a Methodist) had taught him just as her grandmother had taught her. In yet another claim he supposedly had ancestors who had been executed for witchcraft, but likewise this has also not been proven.

For someone who is supposedly a hereditary Wiccan there isn't much of anything original to Cochrane's "Tradition", either. Tubal Cain is a Biblical figure, found in Genesis, a strange name choice for a Neopagan tradition. Cochrane later renamed Tubal Cain Wicca "The 1734 Tradition". Cochrane explained "1734" was a numerological reference to "YHVH", the Judeo-Christian God, also a strange choice for Neopagans. Cochrane described the Wiccan god as the goat-footed God of fire, craft and death, while the goddess ruled life, fate and destiny, with a horned solar god as their child, sounding as though it were inspired from Crowley’s Liber Al Vel Legis.

There is no official Book of Shadows in 1736 Wicca, as there are in other Wiccan “traditions”. The closest thing they have are Cochrane's muddled and rambling letters which are treated as sacred literature by his followers. His coven always worked out of doors, and wore black hooded robes while dancing and chanting around a fire in the center of a circle.

The Summer Solstice is the day the Wiccan horned god symbolically dies. On June 21st, 1966, Cochrane committed suicide by ingesting Bella Donna leaves. Since his suicide occurred on the day of the Neopagan holiday (not unlike Hitler’s suicide) of the Summer solstice, there is little doubt that it was done as an act of human sacrifice, and even Wiccans acknowledge this. He was just 35. A successor group called “The Regency” was created after Cochrane’s death, intending to have his 8 year old son take the reigns when he became an adult. However, his sone declined upon reaching adulthood, and seems to want no part of it or Wicca.

Robert Cochrane was a liar who committed suicide for a senseless lie.


Intiaited into Wicca by Monique Wilson, he went on to create a mail-order Wicca school in America and publish several books on witchcraft. Considered to be the “legitimate” American heir to Gardner’s throne, he announced his arrival to the U.S. in 1962 by letter to FATE magazine, in a letter to the editor calling himself “Sir Raymond Buckland”, although he was never knighted, and telling readers he had knowledge of the occult. Apparently his move to America had been a sort of "misionary mission" for Wicca.

He claimed to have a PhD in Folklore from Brentrand Forrest School, which was actually a diploma mill, according to Bear's Guide To Alternative Degrees 7th edition (1980) It also went by the names of Sussex College of Technology, and The University of Man. Brentrand Forrest School, et al, was operated out of a large home south of London, and sold degrees through the mail for around $250 with no classes or studying involved. The same book also mentioned mentions Buckland's own now defunct diploma mill called “The Occult Research Bureau” (not be confused with a website by the same name owned by a different individual), that sold Doctorates ranging from $5 to $65. He plagiarized Henri Gamache’s book, Master Book of Candle Burning, for his book Candle Burning Magic. Buckland’s book gives advice that amounts to “work hard, and save your money”, which doesn’t require magic! Buckland claims a Scottish ghost that had been a witch in the 16th century introduced him to “Picta Wicca”. But it’s obvious Buckland created Picta Wicca was created so he could cash in on the growing solitary Wiccan movement, since Picta Wicca is geared toward solitary practitioners. Picta Wicca seems to be made out of bits and pieces of other occultic practices, just as any form of Wicca.


Was not even really even an occultist, but just a writer of short horror stories who was virtually unknown in his day. Many would be Harry Potters assume that he was an occultist because his short stories that he wrote usually centered around a spell book called "The Necronomicon". Lovecraft told people on numerous occasions there was no real Necronomicon.

"..I read the Arabian Nights at the age of five. In those days I used to dress up in a turban, burnt-cork a beard on my face, and call myself by the synthetic name (Allah only knows where I got it!) of Abdul Alhazred - which I later revived, in memory of old times, to confer on the hypothetical author of the hypothetical Necronomicon!" (from a letter to Robert E. Howard, October 4, 1930)

"As for writing the Necronomicon - I wish I had the energy and ingenuity to do it! I fear it would be quite a job in view of the very diverse passages and intimations which I have in the course of time attributed to it! I might, though, issue an abridged Necronomicon - containing such parts as are considered at least reasonably safe for the perusal of mankind! When von Juntz's Black Book and the poems of Justin Geoffrey are on the market, I shall certainly have to think about the immortalisation of old Abdul!" (from a letter to Robert E. Howard, May 7, 1932)

"By the way - there is no ‘Necronomicon of the mad Arab Abdul Alhazred ’ That hellish & forbidden volume is an imaginative conception of mine, which others of the [Weird Tales magazine] group have also used as a background of allusion." (from a letter to Robert Bloch, May 9, 1933)

"As for the "Necronomicon" - this month's triple use of such allusions is bringing me in an unusual number of inquiries concerning the real nature & obtainability of Alhazred's, Eibon's, & von Junzt's works. In each case I am frankly confessing the fakery involved." ( from a letter to Robert Bloch dated early to mid July 1933)

"Regarding the Necronomicon - I must confess that this monstrous & abhorred volume is merely a figment of my own imagination! Inventing horrible books is quite a pastime among devotees of the weird, & . . . many of the regular W.T. contributors have such things to their credit - or discredit. It rather amuses the different writers to use one another's synthetic demons & imaginary books in their stories - so that Clark Ashton Smith often speaks of my Necronomicon while I refer to his Book of Eibon . . & so on. This pooling of resources tends to build up quite a pseudo-convincing background of dark mythology, legendry, & bibliography - though of course none of us has the least wish actually to mislead readers." ( from a letter to Miss Margaret Sylvester, dated January 13, 1934)

Far from being a believer in magic, in reality, Lovecraft was, in fact, an atheist. He was also a white supremacist who even collaborated with the Nazis before the outbreak of WWII. The Nazis approached Lovecraft to write the American equivalent of Mein Kampf. Lovecraft was bigoted enough that he agreed to do it. Fortunately a friend and his ex-wife talked him out of it.

Lovecraft's racism has not gone unnoticed among scholars, either. Lovecraft scholar S.T. Joshi has said "There is no denying the reality of Lovecraft's racism, nor can it merely be passed off as ‘typical of his time,’ for it appears that Lovecraft expressed his views more pronouncedly (although usually not for publication) than many others of his era. It is also foolish to deny that racism enters into his fiction."In his book H.P. Lovecraft: Against The World, Against Life, Michel Houellebecq argues that "racial hatred" provided the emotional force and inspiration for much of Lovecraft's greatest works. Some of his most hostile racist views can be found in his poetry, particularly in On the Creation of N*****s, and New England Fallen (both 1912).

The one thing he did have in common with occultists was that he died broke at the home of two spinster aunts he lived with. Lovecraft's stories usually had one central theme: Stupid people who tried their hand at occult and got fried every single time. If you take anything away after reading Lovecraft, make it that. The occult ruins lives, avoid it.

HENRI GAMACHE (b 1900? d. 1960?)

Gamache wrote several occult books, including Terrors of The Evil Eye, and The Master Book of Candle Burning that Buckland later plagiarize from to write his book, Candle Burning Magic, but didn't give any credit to Gamache. Gamache's actual name was Young (his first name is now unknown),and wrote of how to perform spells for all kinds of things, including prosperity and money. But Gamache/Young gave the manuscript of his book to the publisher to settle a debt...for $37! Couldn't Gamache use his magic candle spells to even conjure up $37?? No, because magic doesn't work!


Wiccan Evangelists and founders of the The Church of Wicca in 1968 in Salem Missouri, (no, not Massachusetts). The Frosts also run a mail order school of Wicca which charges around $100 for their course, plus the cost of books and materials. Some would consider that a small price for being a witch. Gavin hails from England, and claims to have a Doctorate in Mathematics from the University of London. His wife Yvonne says she graduated from Fullerton Junior college, and was a member of the high I.Q. club Mensa at one time.

“Witchcraft Can Make You Rich In A Ghetto”, declared one chapter of their book The Magic Power of Witchcraft. But the Frosts themselves never got to be millionaires, and now they conveniently claim they’ve taken a vow of poverty!

The Frosts claim that through dedicated study and practice, anyone can attain occult powers, such as astral projection, or causing an out-of-body experience at will. The method for this is supposedly accomplished by realizing one is asleep while dreaming. It’s more likely these supposed astral flights are really just dreams. No one claiming to do astral projection has succeeded at James Randi’s Million Dollar challenge, and I seriously doubt anyone ever will.

In 1970 Gavin and Yvonne Frost write a book titled The Witch's Bible. The book appears to have been a textbook of sorts for their mail order Wicca course. While no crimes were broken in publishing the book, and possession of the book itself is not illegal , it does describe some things which might land people in jail if they tried them, and many of the things described might seem to have ulterior motives behind them.

At first glance, the manual seems to be geared not only toward wife swapping and open marriages but also pedophiles. It states female children should have their hymens surgically removed as infants, and males should be circumised by their own mothers if need be. One shocking item is a ritual for deflowering a girl upon entering puberty that uses a homemade dildo shaped like an ahnk (pg 66). The girl is supposed to be instructed to use it upon herself, gradually working her way up to bigger sized dildos. The book says that girl should be given a "demonstration" on how to use the ankh/dildo by another member, and the child is to be told if she has difficulties performing the task the coven's high priest or her own father will assist. Using a dildo on a child (ecspecially one's own) must certainly be illegal, not to mention just plain perverted. The Frosts claim no one has ever tried the ritual, but it the book's author gives very specific instructions as to positioning of the girl's body during insertion, which sounds almost as though he'd participated in one such event. It seems strange that the deflowering ritual is still kept in the later editions of the book considering the controversy it generated for the Frosts years later. The secrecy that is part of Wicca could easily conceal such acts, and it almost sounds like the far fetched stories of so-called "Satanic Ritual Abuse" might have some sort of basis after all.

On page 66 (as though rape with a dildo isn’t bad enough) we read the following: "Throughout the fast the female novice wears her phallus, and at some time during the fast the novices are given a demonstration of introitus by a couple selected by the coven. The novice makes her own decision on contraception or lack of it. If she needs advice or help, the sponsor is the one to give it. (The IUD is the recommended Wicca preventive.)" [emphasis mine] It’s clear the child is being prepared for use in sex rituals with members of the coven, since she is shown two coven members engaging in sex and has to chose a contraceptive!. Sex with underage children is most defiantly illegal, even if you try to hide behind religion. The book also says children are not the property of the parents but belong to the coven...making such groups sound like cults. It also says children should be told everything about sex, with no "birds and bees" lest they grow up like "sexually repressed perverts as Christian children do" [ref?].

It says covens should create a schedule for rotating the children to live with other members [ref?]...one can only wonder for what purpose! The book even says it's hoped the child's first sexual experience will someday be with the other coven members present as part of a Wiccan sex ritual [ref?]. It seems pedophiles would have a field day in these types of covens. The Frosts were some of the pioneers of the American Wicca movement and helped write the 1974 Wiccan "Principals of Belief", but nowadays they are the black sheep of Wicca. In the 1990's, the word "Good" was added to the book's title, although it would hard to find any good in it. The book seemed to go completely unnoticed during the so-called "Satanic Panic" in the 80's and 90's, oddly enough. This was probably due to the fact the Good Witch's Bible was not well known outside of Wiccan circles, and even Wiccans who despised the Frosts probably weren't about to air their dirty laundry and risk defaming "the Craft" just to save a few kids from being sexually violated.

At any rate, the Frosts motivation for being Wiccans seems to be born out of purely sexual reasons, and actual proof of occult powers or magic seems non-existent.


His real name is John Todd. He is a fake ex-Wiccan who eventually became a real Wiccan, then an ex-Wiccan again, then a real Wiccan again. Not exactly like the other occultists on this list, but he made such an impact on American Christians during his heyday he deserves a mention. The Illuminati was introduced to mainstream Christians when a mentally unstable man named John Todd went on the Bible belt circuit with a bizarre story about having escaped from a life of drug abuse, Wicca and the mythical Illuminati, and becoming a Christian.

Todd became a storefront preacher in 1968 in Phoenix, Arizona, and appeared on a Christian TV show in 1972 which gave him the soap box every crackpot needs. He claimed he was saved from Wicca and Satanism and drug addiction when he found a Jack Chick tract titled Bewitched.

Todd/Collins and the others like him that followed are the reason I can’t accept money for writing a book or giving a lecture in a church. Todd/Collins went on from there and made a tour of churches in 1973, telling a story about the Illuminati and it’s secret plans for world domination...which for some reason are outlined in the novel Altas Shrugged by Ayn Rand that anyone can buy. The conspiracy included Wicca, The Church of Satan, The Manson Family, The Knights of Columbus, B’Nai Brith, The Process Church of the Final Judgement, the Teamster’s Union, the Communist party, shipping magnate Aristotle Onasis, the Rothchilds, and even President Jimmy Carter, whom he said was the Anti-Christ and would assume world control by 1984! Apparently Carter’s been keeping it a big secret that he runs the world, and builds houses for Habitat for Humanity as a cover! Armageddon was supposed to happen in 1979, they also apparently kept that quiet too, somehow.

Todd claimed he was a life long Wiccan (impossible since Wicca was only invented circa 1954), and his family was a famous family of witches named Collins. At the time, Dark Shadows was a popular T.V. show that featured a fictional family of witches named Collins, which is probably where he got the idea. They were indeed famous, since they were on T.V., but certainly not real in any sense, or even based on historic figures. Todd claimed that when he achieved the highest level of Wicca, Grand Druid, he was told it was all just a front for Satanism, and made a member of the all powerful Illuminati. Todd/Collins claimed all mainline denominations of Christian churches had already been infiltrated by the Illuminati. Tapes made of his lectures circulated among Fundamentalist Christians...even after Carter failed to be the anti-Christ and Armegeddon didn't happen in 1979. Among some of the other strange claims made by Todd/Collins was that Melodyland and Jerry Falwell contributed millions of dollars to Satanists, and John Kennedy was still alive, and that he had been his personal warlock!

None too stable, he went into a one year period of “backsliding” as he later called it between 1976-1977. It was more than just “backsliding”, it was leaving the Christian faith and joining the Frost’s Church of Wicca and establishing his own coven. The Frosts either never heard of Todd, or didn’t care as long as he paid his membership dues. Todd began teaching classes on his own Wiccan “tradition” at an occult bookstore he opened called the Witches Cauldron in Chicago. His “coven” consisted mostly of underage girls, who later claimed Todd had forced them to have sex with him. He was arrested for statutory rape, but was bailed out by the famous comic Bible tract publisher Jack Chick...a man who’s own grasp of reality seems questionable at times. Todd/Collins claimed he suffered from seizures while in jail, and Chick managed to get him released after only serving a few months. Chick still stands by Todd/Collins story and publishes his fables (along with his likeness) in the comic book Spellbound. Ironically enough, Chick did later produce a cassette tape in the 1980's titled Closet Witches, warning Satanists were infiltrating and ruining Christian churches, yet ironically unable to see the damage Todd/Collins created!

After the backsliding incident, Todd/Collins resumed his lecture circuit as though nothing had happened, and now included the famous Melodyland church and Christian Rock music as part of the Illuminati conspiracy. The hoax was eventually exposed by two fundamentalist Christians in the book The Todd Phenomenon. According to The Todd Phenomenon, Todd/Collins was not a life long witch descended from a long line of Wiccans going back centuries as he claimed, but rather he was just a poor chap who suffered from paranoid delusions brought on by brain damage he got from being abused as a child by an alcoholic father. He served briefly in the army in Germany (but not as a Green Beret nor in Vietnam as he had claimed) until army psychiatrists determined he was a pathological liar who could not distinguish fantasy from reality and had probably received brain damage from his beatings as a child. A 19 year old John Todd was discharged in a time when mentally unstable vets were routinely inserted into the general populace with no thought to the consequences.

Todd’s involvement with Wicca and drug abuse did not actually begin until his Church lecture circuit touring! Even during his so-called conversion to Christianity before his “backsliding” incident, his wife and associates claim Todd combined Wicca and Christianity. Todd frequently made passes at the female church goers, some of whom he seduced, and also got his teenage sister-in-law pregnant.

His story inspired other people to fabricate their own testimonies, including wannabe Mike Warneke. Todd and Warneke once met, and the result was a shouting match in which the two had to be physically separated to keep from clobbering each other. Todd accused Warneke of more or less stealing his act, and he was probably right. But Warneke got the last laugh by co-writing the introduction to The Todd Phenomenon. A few years later however, Waneke’s own glass house got stoned when he was exposed as a fake himself by an article in Cornerstone Christian magazine in 1989!

Todd faded from the public eye by 1980 and reportedly began selling freeze dried food in Montana for the coming Armageddon. In 1990 he was convicted in South Carolina for the rape of several college students. Prior to his arrest, he was referred to locally as the USC (University of South Carolina) Rapist. Todd also is alleged to have molested several young girls in South Carolina when he was a karate instructor. Todd's sentence was up in 2004, but deemed too dangerous to be released back into society. He is currently residing in a maximum security facility for the treatment of high risk sex offenders, where he will remain for the rest of his life. Todd claims he’s innocent and that he was framed by the late octogenarian Senator Strom Thurmond and the Freemasons.

There’s a false story circulating on the internet that Todd was freed in 1994, picked up by a helicopter and murdered when he couldn’t pay the Illuminati $10,000 to spare his life (remember this is an organization supposedly with Trillions of dollars at their disposal!). I can see why conspiracy buffs would want to “kill him off”, because Todd has once again re-converted back to Wicca and renounced Christianity while in prison (if not even earlier). A Wiccan "prison chaplain" even pays him regular visits. I guess in a strange way, he’s a famous occultist too, and so he belongs on this list. MP3s made from Todd’s cassette tapes that circulated among Christian churches in the early 70's are available online today, with some conspiracy nuts swearing his impossible stories are somehow true. His name still appears in several Chick Publication Christian (?) comics. Like I said, old legends die hard. White supremacists are the biggest supporters of Todd’s story nowadays, which gives you an idea of the mentality of his stories.

“An ungodly witness corneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.”
- -Proverbs 19:28

LEO MARTELLO (1931-2000)

He claimed to have a PhD in folklore which he didn’t really have. He also claimed he came from a long line of Itallian Wiccans, but in reality he didn’t. Back in the 70's, all Wiccans were claiming Wicca was ancient, prior to the exposes written by Adian Kelly and Professor Hutton, which revealed the not-so-ancient origins of “The Craft”. Prior to Wicca’s invention by Gardner, Martello had been a hypnotist and a graphologist (someone who tells fortunes through hand writing). From the sounds of things, he no doubt had an interest in the occult before Wicca went mainstream. He claimed some mysterious cousins from Italy had been watching for a while and then initiated him into the Italian version of Wicca, although said cousins have never been named or proven to have intiated him. His brand of Wicca seems to have been lifted from Leland's spurious Aradia. Even though he called himself a “Witch” he didn’t have magic powers, and he died from an undisclosed illness, which many believe to have been AIDS. He seemed to hate Christians with a passion. If his religion left him filled with hate, how did it make him a better person?

Leo Martello; An embittered fake.

JOSE SILVA (1914- )

Inventor of the Silva Mind Control Method, which was later renamed to sound less ominous. Silva was supposedly an early follower of Scientology before breaking away to found his own cult. Using techniques that resemble self-hypnosis, followers of this system think they can develop ESP and amazing memory power. Most of the course seems to consist of imagining traveling out of the body to visit absent people and perform diagnoses on them. However, the actual validity of this “absent healing” has never been tested or proven, and it’s not hard to figure out why students are discouraged from doing so.


The Ravenhearts are the founders of the Wiccan/Neopagan group, The Church of All Worlds, in Cincinnati, Ohio. They are part of a bizarre "polyamorous" marriage involving 6 people at this writing; 3 men and 3 women. Morning Glory claims she even coined the term "polyamorous", which is a fancy way of saying you're shacking up with several people. It's polygamy with out the mariages. Despite this group, (and many more like them) most Wiccans nowadays will tell you all Wiccans are heterosexual and monogamous, and anything contrary to that idea is simply “Fundamentalist propaganda”. It seems their religious choice is based on sexual preferences rather than anything mystical. They don't really seem to have magic powers (if they did, they would certainly take Randi’s $1 million dollar challenge). Their choice of religion seems based on life style preference with Wicca's "'An it harm none, do what ye will" ( plagarized from Crowley's moto, "Do what tho will", which was plagarized from Gargantua and Patagruel).

SAI BABA (1926 - )

His real name was Satyananrayana Raju. An Indian guru who gained fame during the 1960's Eastern religion craze. Sai Baba was touted to be “the man of miracles”, who could produce coins and fruit out of thin air or from a seemingly empty bag. His books were popular among many occultists, and were even sold through the Samuel Weiser’s mail order occult book catalog.

New Age "prophet" Benjamim Creme hailed Sai Baba as having been an Avatar and equal to Christ himself. Creme also accepted Baba's claim that he is the reincarnation of a 19th century guru named Sai Baba of Shirdi

Critics however, declared his “miracles” to be nothing more than the slight of hand and tricks of a stage magician. Baba also seems to know the old “regurgitation” trick, and is able to make sacred cloth objects come out of his mouth after seeming to go into a trance. There’s been no “miracle” Sai Baba could do that a stage magician could not also do.

Even more disturbing than his trickery are the allegations of sexual misconduct made by ex-followers. Three suicides have been linked to Sai Baba, one was an alleged victim of the guru’s sexual abuse. A former Swedish film star, Conny Larsson alleged the guru regularly performed oral sex on him and asked for it in return. This was somehow a spiritual effort to correct the Swede’s “kundalini energy”. There have also been numerous allegations made about Sai Baba and sex with minors. UNESCO took it seriously enough that it decided to not sponsor a conference with the guru saying it was “deeply concerned about widely reported allegations of sexual abuse involving youth and children that have been leveled at the leader.”

Sai Baba; fake guru, real homosexual and pedophile.


Founder of a New Age association called Tara. Creme was a strong believer in the fraudulent Madame Blavatsky’s teachings of Theosophy. Creme basically did a rehash of Blavatsky’s shtick, and claimed he came into contact with the Ascended Masters in 1959 via telepathy...and therefore, completely unprovable.

During the 1970's, Creme toured Europe and America claiming Christ was soon returning, but in a new spin to the typical scam of people claiming to be Christ returned. In Creme’s version, he didn’t claim to actually be Christ, but merely his spokesperson. According to Creme, Jesus of Nazareth wasn’t really the Christ, and in fact had been reincarnated into the body of a Syrian living inside a mountain. He must have been eating his yogurt, because Creme said his Syrian Jesus was 640 years old! Christ, according to Creme, was a spirit that had inhabited Jesus’ body while he was alive, and departed when he was crucified. Jesus was unworthy for resurrection, and was reincarnated. Christ on the other hand was living in the Brick Lane suburb of London since 1977...although Creme never presented him to the media, as one would think he would have.

This New Age Christ, whom he referred to as “Maitreya” (A word actually denoting the 5th incarnation of Buddha) would return to earth on the Neopagan holiday of the Spring Equinox of 1982 and stand side by side with his 640 year old Jesus, so people would finally know they weren’t the same person. This never happened, and it’s not hard to figure out why. Neither Creme’s Jesus nor his Christ have made documented appearances and have never been photographed or given interviews with the media. The best Creme could do was publish a few pictures of crosses reflected on buildings as “proof” of his Christ’s blessing. Creme also claimed the crop circles were a sign Christ had returned, even though they had been debunked as hoaxes. Their existence seems highly unlikely at best. Creme has yet to materialize his Jesus or his Christ, but still continues to collect fees from his lectures showing apparently validating P.T Barnum’s thesis about the birthrate.

All the same, it was probably better for humanity that Creme’s Christ never actually existed. For one thing, Creme claimed Lucifer was both the prodigal son and the sacrificial lamb who had bought us our salvation. This Lucifer had lived on the planet Venus 18 ½ million years ago was responsible for our evolution as well. In a lecture given at a Unity church ( a metaphysical/occult church) in 1980, Creme said Christ would end all religions and democracy. He was also said to have a preoccupation with the number “666", which he thought would hasten Christ’s return, I kid you not. Creme often defended Lucifer in public debates which even made many New Agers uncomfortable. Creme’s Christ sounds an awful lot of what you might expect someone advocating the Antichrist to say!

Jesus Christ knew fakes like Creme would arise, which is why the Bible says “If you are told that the Messiah is out in the desert, don't go there! And if you are told that he is in some secret place, don't believe it! The coming of the Son of Man will be like lightning that can be seen from east to west.” ( Mat 24:26-27 translation CEV) In other words, when Jesus comes back, there won’t be any question about it. So when a crackpot like Creme tells you Christ is living in London, don’t believe it.

Benjamin Creme, false prophet who promotes a non-existent false Christ of his own making.


Neo-Wiccan author. Ravenwolf tries to present a “soccer mom” image of Wicca. Ravenwolf is at the head of a more “sanitized” version Wicca that Wiccans of Gardnerian, Alexandrian, and other “original” forms have dubbed “Neo-Wicca”. In Neo-Wicca, there are no sex rituals, monogamy is encouraged, and drugs are a big no-no(all in theory at least). This is a far cry from the nude rituals involving S and M of and wine filled chalices, and pot as part of the “eight-fold path” of Gardnerian Wicca and it’s clones! Her target audience seems to be teenagers. Her book Teen Witch seems to bear some resemblance to the movie poster for the movie The Craft, and it’s hard to believe this was an accident or coincidnece.

According to her book To Ride A Silver Broomstick, Ravenwolf claims she became a Wiccan in 1969 (which would mean she was 12 or 13 at the time, which she doesn’t mention in the account) after someone gave her an apparently vague description of it. As an adult, she wrote several occult books, including one book on prosperity magic titled Money Spells. Ravenwolf makes extraordinary claims for practicing sorcery, but what occult book author doesn’t? Here’s an example:

“As someone who works with magick, sooner or later you're going to be found out, anyway. Let's face it. You will probably carry yourself differently (confidence does that to a person). You may become more articulate, more sensitive, more ethical; happier, richer, healthier. You will succeed in your dreams where others spend their lives wishing instead. Eventually, people will wonder what you are doing right! People may also fear you. Not because you have threatened them, but because you obviously are not enjoying the same tragedies they are.” (Teen Witch page 278)

Wow! Wiccans not only strike fear in the hearts of people (but probably not for the reasons Ravenwolf thinks of) witches stand out because of their worldly success! But if that’s true, why does Ravenwolf admit she can’t even afford a hair dresser and has to cut her own hair?

" For years I couldn't afford to go to a hair stylist (still can't, it's shop and chop for me). I got pretty good at stying my own hair from looking at magazine pictures" [Teen Witch, Llewellyn Publications, 2003 edition, page 145]

Considering she can’t even afford a hair dresser - -by her own admission - -why would anyone honestly think sshe can actually cast money spells that work? As far as Wiccans leading charmed lives that avoid tragedies that mere normal people have and leading happy lives, this doesn’t seem to jibe with the feedback she claims she’s getting. Silver Ravenwolf seems to have inadvertently discovered that Wicca makes a person’s life worse instead of better! I doubt she’ll admit that much, but this is what she wrote:

"A lot of people tell me how bad their lives have gotten after casting a spell and tell me they won't do Witchcraft anymore. I tell them their lives would have been much worse for not having cast the spell". [ Teen Witch, 2003 edition, page 145]

Don't you would think a lot of people would be saying things like "Hey, Silver Ravenwolf, my life has improved tremendously with Wicca!" if Wicca is as great as she and others claim? Instead it makes lives much worse, not happier and better, and even Silver Ravenwolf admits in writing she hears this...and hears it “ a lot”! She admits people often tell her their lives are worse because of witchcraft...not better!! So it seems Ravenwolf’s letters would coincide with the miserable fates of occultists I’ve listed in this book, rather than being a shortcut to success and power.

My friends, sometimes things are as they seem. The people of many religions and many cultures around the world consider sorcery evil and a thing not to take up, and there’s a reason. If this stuff wasn't evil, don't you think they'd say, "Man, is my life better!"? Ravenwolf’s spells and “traditions” are made up from bits and pieces of previous occult books, and things she whips up out of thin air. Poof! One spell involves the use of an empty Pringle’s potato chip can. I can’t hepl but wonder if she actually writes about such things with a straight face.

She also hates and fears Christians and teaches people to do likewise, showing her religion doesn’t make her any better, just bitter. She encourages her young readers to lie to their parents about Wicca, and to practice it in fear and secrecy if need be.

“While in Persia, they [the Christians] came across a nasty God that was used in that country. And, wonder of wonders, he resembled the old God of the people in Europe. He was dark, half animal, with horns and a tail. Bingo! They thought and rubbed their hands excitedly together. Now we know how to eradicate the old religion and bring in the new. When they got back to Europe, they told the people that the old God was really Satan because he had horns and a tail.” (To Ride A Silver Broomstick , page 49)

This idea flies in the face of reality...and yet Wiccans keep repeating the lie! Ravenwolf is apparently referring to the Zoroastrian devil “Ahriman”. Ahriman is not considered a “nasty God” as Ravenwolf puts it, he is considered the epitome of everything evil and the enemy of their god “Ahura-Mazda”. He also does not bear a resemblance to the caricatured idea of the Devil as having horns and a pointed tail, nor to the Druid god Cernnunos which Wiccans borrow from the ancient Celts. Jews and Christians already believed in the existence of demons and didn’t need to borrow from Zoroastrianism. For that matter, Pagans too, believed in evil gods and goddess, monsters, ghosts, and all kinds of evil supernatural creatures. Kronos, the Gorgons, Medusa, Pluto, Loki, Hel, ogres, and vampires to name but a few of them. There never was a “one god” worshiped by all Pagans, and this idea is ridiculous. THE RELIGIONS OF EVERY CULTURE, from ancient times until now...even the now extinct Pagan religions of Europe (not to be confused with spurious recreations of Neopagans), have or had a belief in evil spirits! Most Wiccans would probably die of shock if they ever took a Comparative Religion class at a local community college and discovered this well documented fact!

Horned gods were not the primary deities worshiped in Europe at the time of the rise of Christianity. European Pagans worshiped idols that looked like human beings, like Zeus, Isis, Odin, Mercury, etc. Just thinking about how the Christians somehow transformed this supposed universally worshiped “horned god” into a devil defies logic. Did the Christians, after their trip from Persia, tell the Pagans, “Hey, your horned god is a devil! Now then, start worshiping Jesus!” It’s about like if a bunch of Shintos would tell Christians Ameratsu was god and Jesus was the devil. Would Christians believe it? Would they suddenly start calling Jesus a devil? Of course not! Pagans of old must have been a very easily persuaded bunch if this was the case! If this were so, it’s a wonder any Christians were ever thrown to the lions at all. All they had to do was say, “Turn me loose, because your god is a devil!” And for that matter, the Christians being persecuted in countries where they are the minority can just tell the people “Hey, you’re god is a devil!” and the people will immediately switch to Christianity! It doesn’t work that way now, nor did it back then. Oh, and did you notice the part of how the Christians "rubbed their hands excitedly together" like Lex Luthor after he shoots Superman with a Kryptonite laser? MUHAHAHAHA Oh, those evil “xtians” Ravenwolf then tries unsuccessfully to play down her hate by saying:

"I wrote this story to sound rather trite on purpose It is a good story, though, for children, and an interesting one to tell around the fireplace." (page 50)

Yes, I suppose if you consider history revision, spreading hate and telling lies good for children! Otherwise, stick to Dr. Seuss. Ravenwolf’s bigoted view of Christians is as ignorant as her knowledge of history, so instead of reading her book around the fireplace, I would be tempted to toss it in instead (but I won’t since I don’t have a fireplace). Ravenwolf is one of the biggest selling authors of Wiccan books right now, and not easily dismissed...even though many Wiccans and Neo-Wiccans try to dismiss her. People are reading her books and learning history revision. She is a peddler of fear and hate, whose money spells don’t seem to enable her to afford a haircut.

ANTON LAVEY (1931-1997)

Founder of the First Church of Satan of San Francisco in 1966 and author of 5 books on Satanism . LaVey founded the Church of Satan in 1966 to cash in on the occult craze of the 1960's. Previously, he had been an organ player in nightclubs and was a high school dropout. Since he had an uneventful life, he simply made one up for himself by a form of Satanic sorcery known as “Lesser Black Magic” or to put it in laymen’s terms, “lying”. LaVey claimed he had been a lion tamer for a circus, a police photographer with a degree in criminology, an oboist for the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra (which doesn’t even exist!), had affairs with Jayne Mansfield and Marilyn Monroe, had played the part of the Devil in the movie Rosemary’s Baby, and was a millionaire...none of which were true. He got away with the lies for many years, until Rolling Stone magazine did an expose on him in 1992. After his death, his family made even more embarrassing facts public. Nevertheless, the lies continue to be repeated by friend and foe alike.

LaVey's philosophy is one of hedonism and "free love" (hardly news for the 60's), and featured rituals with his nude wife and bare breasted female followers, which shows why males would want to join...even at the cost of $20 yearly dues/$5 per meeting back then. LaVey claimed Satan represented a "dark force in nature" that gave mastery over the fleshly life in his "Satanic Bible", and even established a modern day Satanic Church. His rituals told readers they could obtain the object of their sexual desires, wealth through Satan's compassion (!), and revenge on their enemies through hexes. Satanists who try the spells in th book, however, usually soon realize they don’t actually work, but continue to call themselves Satanists anyway.

LaVey was approached by Avon books to wrote a book on witchcraft to cash in on the occult craze of the 1960's. He cobbled together The Satanic Bible from a forgotten right-wing political tract (where of the material from the Book of Satan section comes from), Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, and Enochian occult material of John Dee. In the book, he presents a straw man, a one dimensional view of Christianity, and tears it down, making Satanism appear to be the only choice if a person wants to be happy in life. To non-critical thinkers, (young people in particular) Satanism seems like a religion that will give them anything they want in life, while Christianity or another “white light” religion will only bring them misery.

LaVey’s promise of power and strength are key selling points to his “philosophy”. He argues violence is a natural human trait, and therefore it’s only human to be violent. But studies by many anthropologists have shown violent behavior is a learned trait, not a natural one. The Satanic Bible, like any system of the occult, promises an easy path to undeserved power. It doesn’t take too long to realize the spells in The Satanic Bible don’t actually work, therefore Satanists will tell you about what a great “philosophy” it is. If you follow LaVey’s “philosophy”, you probably wind up in jail. LaVey himself had several run-ins with the law. The fact that people who seek out Satanism crave strength and power is a warning flag for problems in their own lives. Satanism simply causes them to ignore their underlying problems and not seek help for them. As a "philosophy", Satanism could be boiled down to hedonism, which was hardly a new idea in the 1960's. Oddly enough, most Satanists don't fit the bill as swingers.

LaVey claimed he was looking for” men who could stand on their own two feet”, but in reality, Satanism is just a personality cult centered around LaVey. LaVey spun a yarn about himself, making his mundane life as a bar musician into an Indiana Jones like tale. Satanists who feel they have dull, uneventful lives live vicariously through LaVey.

LaVey claimed Satanists were “the Alien elite”. But according to Psychiatrist Michael Moriarity, teenage Satanists (and presumably the older ones) are people who almost always fall into one of four categories, The Psudeo-intellectual, the psychotic, the angry misfit, and the impulsive suicidal type. Successful people don’t need Satanism, nor does it attract successful people. You’re much more likely to find the bookish or angry at the world types (if not both) calling themselves Satanists, than you ever will a CEO or a Senator.

LaVey claimed that nuts were given "the bum's rush" when trying to join the Church of Satan, but clearly the term “nut” was in the eye of the beholder. LaVey has admitted to holding a "Cannibal feast" of a human leg in at least 3 books. The Satanic Bible & The Satanic Rituals certainly describe many things most normal people would consider pychotic such as Nude girl is used as an altar (found in both The Satanic Bible, & The Satanic Rituals)A human skull is used in Die Elektrischen Vorspiele ritual (Satanic Rituals, p. 109)Human leg bone or arm bone is used in Homage to Tchort ritual (p.137) Woman dressed as nun urinates before group into a bedpan in the Black Mass ritual (p.43) Urine is then sprinkled like holy water (p.44)Man climbs into coffin with nude woman (or nude man if he is gay) in Le Epais ritual (p.59).

LaVey never really seemed to know what Satanism was himself. Some of his writings seemed atheistic and disbelieving in any mysticism, but at other times he called Satan "the dark side of nature", gave instructions on how to have successful spells, and often refers to Satan as a personification. One thing is for certain, The Satanic Bible gives specific instructions on timing, tools to be used, specific rituals for sex spells, revenge spells, etc (The Book of Belial)., and it seemed he expected results.

LaVey had some worldly success for a brief time, and even managed to employ a chauffeur for a year or two. But like all success gained by occultists, it was fleeting. In 1975 the Church of Satan split up, with many core members leaving to join the Temple of Set or other short lived groups.

The house he lived in was actually given to him by his parents. Family and friends revealed LaVey forced female followers into prostitution as part of his bogus "Satanic sex therapy", took all their earnings and beat them when they didn't bring in enough money. In other words, he was just a common pimp! In 1984 LaVey was arrested after he strangled his common law Wife Diane (nee Hegarty) into unconsciousness. Daughter Karla LaVey pulled her poor stepmother outside to save her life . Diane would later leave him and sue LaVey for half his property, claiming he had physically abused her all throughout their 26 year relationship. LaVey also had other incidents with the law. Daughter Zeena claims LaVey was the passive witness to the molestation of his own grandson, Stanton, in 1986 by one of LaVey's friends who was later convicted of sex crimes with minors, although LaVey was not charged with any wrong doing. Zeena herself was impregnated at age 14 by a Church of Satan member purported to be in his 30's.

LaVey's was arrested 1979 due to his lion's (named Togare) unruly behavior and was ordered by a court to donate it to the San Francisco Zoo. The animal had been mistreated by LaVey (he used an electric cattle prod on him) and Togare had to receive special treatment the remainder of his life. LaVey had been given the animal by a Church of Satan member, believing LaVey’s lie about being a circus lion tamer.

Defector P.E.I. Bonewitz claimed LaVey blackmailed some of the members of Church of Satan to supplement his income. Though never charged formally, LaVey was said to have pimped out female followers and beat them when they didn't bring back enough money as part of his "Satanic sex therapy" scam. He also claimed in the 1960's he presided over a "cannibal feast" of a human leg procured from a hospital, which would have certainly landed the diners in jail had they got caught. Many of the members of the Church of Satan in the 1960's were members of Law Enforcement, which is presumed by many why LaVey avoided legal entanglements most of the time.

LaVey was on the right side of the law in one incident, when in 1979 he reported to the F.B.I. that someone had tried to contract the Church of Satan to make a contract killing on a U.S. Senator. During the interview with the Feds, LaVey told them he had become "disillusioned with Satanism" at the time, but apparently went back into his rut later on. A 50 year old high school dropout with no marketable skills is hard to employ, and no one was about to take a former leader of a Satanic cult seriously. LaVey began selling membership cards to the Church of Satan out of a Post office box for $100. The actual Church of Satan no longer actually existed at that point, accept on paper and one or two cell groups here and there.

Despite LaVey's claims that Satanists don't believe in charity of any kind, LaVey and his family had to live on handouts from friends and relatives, and public assistance during the 80's. He finally filed for bankruptcy in 1992, and was forced to sell his house to a real estate developer who allowed him to stay there until he died. With the drastic lifestyle change of going from a purported $50,000 a year or so income (which was probably less, considering LaVey’s track record for telling the truth) in the late 60's, to living on handouts and public assistance, LaVey , like Pee Wee Herman, later claimed “I meant to do that”, stating he was eschewing materialism for asceticism...a hypocritical 180 degree turnaround from the hedonistic philosophy presented in The Satanic Bible! With all his supposed knowledge of Satanic magic and worldly philosophy, LaVey only succeeded in being poor and in trouble with the law from time to time.

LaVey died in poverty from pulmonary edema in 1997. A follower (allegedly his daughter Karla) scratched Oct. 29th out on his death certificate and wrote Oct. 31st as the day he died in a pathetic attempt to make it appear he died on Hallowe’en! Even this failed.

Since Satanic magic obviously doesn’t work, his followers, desperate to save face, began claiming LaVey never really meant the spells to actually work, but clearly that isn’t the case. The Satanic Bible and The Devil’s Notebook gave specific rules to follow for success, as well as the timing of rituals, imagery, candles to use, clothing, appropriate Enochain Key, etc. LaVey was obviously writing to make the reader to think magic would work!

If he couldn't make the spells from The Satanic Bible work, what chance does anyone else have? Do you want to cast spells for money and wind up on foodstamps like LaVey? Do you want to be a pimp living in your parent's house? If so, keep practicing the occult and maybe you to will wind up like poor ol' Anton!

Anton LaVey, wife beating pimp, cannibal, fraud, and failure.

10-03-2012, 04:05 AM

A former U.S. Army Reserve Colonel, Vietnam veteran, and Eagle Scout who broke away from the Church of Satan and formed the Temple of Set in 1975. Aquino claimed he could literally channel the Egyptian devil Set, and received direct communication from him. To add to his elfin appearance, he plucked his eyebrows, cut his hair in a drastic Eddie Munster widow’s peak, and tattooed “666" on his scalp, inspired by his purported obsession with the 1970's horror movie The Omen. He often appeared on talk shows and in newspaper articles with titles like “Satanist is Colonel in Army”. Exactly why all this didn’t bother anyone at the Pentagon is a mystery. But I guess any group of people that will pay $20,000 for a toilet seat or $10,000 for a hammer doesn’t really pay a whole lot of attention to what goes on around them in the first place.

Supposedly with all this power, you figure his life would be on easy street, right? Eventually Uncle Sam was not to thrilled about having someone who claimed he talked to the Devil in charge of the Psychological Warfare programs that Aquino oversaw...at least not after Aquino was named in a child daycare sex abuse scandal at the Presidio that hit the newspapers and TV. Aquino still claims he was innocent, and was never charged with a crime . Even so, Aquino is a follower of Crowley’s teachings, the same Crowley who wrote of molesting his own children and was always haunted by rumors of child sacrifice. A homosexual follower who called himself “Lord Egan” claimed to have been a member of N.A.M.B.L.A., the infamous gay pedophile association, right before the Presidio incident (Egan would later claim he did it merely for “shock value”, and denied actually being a gay pedophile). All this supposedly caused Aquino’s military career to end earlier than he would have liked, and the Presidio incident still haunts him. Critics note the incident gave Aquino a soapbox from which to bewail the “Satanic Panic”. Aquino made himself a lightning rod for scandal by his appearance and promoting Satanism, so some critics say Aquino only had himself to blame when people thought he was a weirdo.

Defectors of the group say that The Temple of Set has an unhealthy infatuation with Nazism, and having briefly been a member myself, I can say this appears to have been true. The Temple of Set had an enormous reading list, which included a section about Facism and Totalitarianism. Some of the suggested books were Adolph Hitler’s Mien Kampf, The Passing of the Great Race, and The Borman Brotherhood. Some members claimed to belong to Neo-Nazi groups and the KKK. While on a tour of Europe for N.A.T.O. in 1984, Aquino interrupted it to take time to stop by the Welwelsburg castle (that had been Nazi SS headquaters during World War II, previously mentioned) to do a Satanic ritual. Small wonder we lost ‘Nam.

The Temple of Set operates a sort of “mail order cult” where people can join for around $100 and get a card saying they’re a member, and a spooky membership certificate to hang on the wall to creep out what few normal friends they might have had left. It’s really more about ego trips than sorcery. “Occult nerds” might be the best way to describe them. They’re the type of people that enjoy arguing in online newsgroups and forums about the occult, attempting to prove they “know more” about esoteric subjects, but can’t actually do anything that anybody could call “magic”. They resemble Heinrich Himmler in more ways than one.

Aquino doesn’t have magic powers, he doesn’t really “channel” Set, and people who get involved with the occult only ruin their lives.

LORD EGAN (1958 - )

Broke away from the Temple of Set to form his own group, The First Church of Satan. Here's what he once wrote on his website:

"I've been forced to give up coffee - the acid was responsible for a minor ulcer and I can no longer take any chances with my health. This was my solitary vice - now it is gone. I do not drink, do not smoke, do not use recreational drugs and have nothing remotely resembling a sex life!"

I received an email from Egan’s ex-girlfriend confirming the statements to be true. And the advantages to being a Satanist are...??? Obviously, calling one’s self a Satanist does nothing to improve the quality of one’s life. If shocking and scaring people are the only way a person can derive pleasure in life, I’d say that would qualify as anti-social behavior. Satanism is not something any normal person would want to embrace.

MAHARISHI MAHESH YOGI (1914-2008) A Hindu guru who created the Transcendental Meditation movement in 1958. In the 1960's the Beatles, the Beach Boys,Mia Farrow, Shirley McClaine and their entourages set out for India to meet the Yogi & get enlightenment. However, they all became disillusioned when the Yogi didn't seem to have any answers. Even flying the Beatles around in the Maharashi’s private helicopter over his spacious estate, or being driven around in his chauffeur driven Rolls Royce didn’t instill confidence, oddly enough. When one of the women claimed the Yogi tried to rape her it was the last straw and the group dispersed. Later apologists have said the incident was due to a misunderstanding of a friendly hug between Mia Farrow and Yogi, but in a press conference shortly after the defection, John Lennon called him “a notorious womanizer”..quite a statement considering Lennon had been around the block himself! Lennon’s statement suggests there was more than just one mere incident that bothered them.

John Lennon and Paul McCartney claimed they felt "disappointed and betrayed" by Maharishi. When Maharishi asked Lennon why he was leaving Lennon reportedly snapped, "If you're so bloody enlightened, you should already know why!" The Beatles later recorded two songs to make fun of the Yogi, Sexy Sadie and The Fool On The Hill.

Harrison of the Beatles reconciled with the Yogi, however, and returned to TM. In the 1980's, Harrison ran for British Parliament, and Doug Henning in Canada ran for the Canadian Paliment, on the TM political party ticket. The fact TM has it's very own political party suggests the movement may not be as benign as people think. Both Harrison and Henning lost, as did every single TM Party candidate in every country...even though Yogi had assured them all they would all win!

TM loves to talk about the health benefits of meditating, but the reality is tests have shown TM does nothing to improve health or reduce stress. If the lives of some of their celebrity followers are any indication, this would seem so. George Harrison died of brain cancer, Doug Henning died of liver cancer, and Andy Kaufman died of lung cancer...and he didn’t even smoke.

Yogi claims followers can perform miracles such as levitating and can make themselves invisible, but none of the miraculous claims have ever been proven. Yogi also claims he has the secret to reverse aging...even though he apparently doesn't use it on himself if he does. The top of his domed head once covered in shaggy hair became as bald as an egg in later years, and he was frail and in poor health, as one would expect of any man in his 90's. The Yogi was a fake. Of course some people would be impressed the Yogi lived to be in his 90's, but so have many people who’ve never heard of TM. Wealthy people tend to have longer life expectancies, and Yogi was certainly richer than the average bear-on!

TM is really nothing more than Hinduism. Even though they may deny this, and deny it’s a religion, it is. A judge even ruled so in a court case. The initiation ceremony involves reading from the Bagahvad Gita, singing a Hindu hymn, invoking Hindu deities, and paying homage to the spirit of Guru Dev, Yogi’s mentor. The “mantras” that are assigned to TM followers to meditate on are even the names of Hindu deities. To put it frankly, TM is simply another form Hinduism marketed to Westerners!

Hinduism hasn’t transformed India into some kind of utopian paradise, and they tried it for thousands of years. Hinduism is ruled by an autocratic hierarchy, where the highest level, the Mahatmas, are considered literally to be “gods”. The people on the lowest rung, the Untouchables, are degraded to the lowest level of life. Many of them are breaking their yokes of virtual slavery and becoming Christians...much to the outrage of Hindu priests! Even though many people in the West think of Hinduism as peace loving and tolerant, persecution of Christians and other non-Hindus goes on at a regular basis. Indian authorities tend to look the other way, and will even lie and say Christians are doing the persecuting to justify the atrocities committed against them.

No form of Hinduism will make the world a better place. TM will not transform the world, it will only empty pocket books. Yogi is just another garden variety guru, who’s had his share of boo-boos. There is a Christianized version of TM called "Centering Prayer" developed in part by a former Roman Catholic monk who belongs to TM, which Christians should avoid.


He and several members of his “Family” are in prison doing life. They were murderers, drug addicts, and people no one would want to be. Manson is a paranoid schizophrenic...insane and locked up and someone to be pitied. But for some reason, many occultists are fascinated by him, probably because he got a lot of women. Even Michael Aquino called him a type of Satanist in The Crystal Tablet of Set.

Several authors have noted Manson was a borrower of ideas and was influenced by many sources. His biggest influences seem to have been a Scientology and a Neo-Gnostic like cult called The Process Church of the Final Judgement, which was also a Scientology breakaway group. The Process was a weird combination of Scientology, end time Jesus Freak-ism, and Satanism. Scientology’s auditing process involves a mild form of hypnosis, and many people have speculated this could partly explain how Manson learned to brainwash his followers. Mason also admired Hitler and read Mein Kampf, and also studied Nietzsche. At least two members of The Church of Satan belonged to Manson’s cult, Susan Atkins and Bobby Bosaliel. Atkins appeared in LaVey’s “Topless Witches” nightclub act, in which she took LSD and got inside a coffin. Baeuseliel appeared in fellow Church of Satan member Kenneth Anger’s underground movie Lucifer Rising.

More than anything else, Mason is a product of criminal behavior; insane, drug addicted, racist and paranoid. He’s not someone you’d want to be. A book about Manson, complete with his “spells” was published in the 80's...it's hard to believe people would be stupid enough to want to try them, but there you go. The women he got were not the kind you would take home to mother, and he basically got them drugged and brainwashed them (probably with techniques he learned from Scientology while in prison). There was no magic involved, and Manson has no powers...if he did he would not be in prison! If you want to be like Manson, see a psychiatrist.

ARTHUR FORD (1896-1971)

A Medium and Spiritualist who made money conning people. Ford maintained a huge collection of files on clients that he used to fool people into thinking he could contact the dead. Ford is known as the Medium who contacted the ghost of Houdini. Houdini's widow, Bess, admitted late in life she'd given the famous “survival” code to Ford, who had thereupon announced a successful attempt to contact the spirit of Houdini. Mrs. Houdini, a Roman Catholic, recanted her announcement that her husband's spirit had contacted her. Late in his life “Reverend” Ford maintained a room at the Algonquin Hotel in New York City where he did “readings” and “seances” for his customers.

After Episcopal Bishop James Pike found a few odds and ends out of place in his house one day in 1966 (such as a safety pin merely lying open on the floor), he was convinced it was due to the ghost of his dead son. This began Pike’s involvement with Ford. Ford convinced Pike he had contacted his dead son’s ghost, supposedly because Ford told him things only Pike and his son would know. But skeptics have noted that Pike appeared on TV hundreds of times, and could have easily mentioned the facts and forgotten them. In 1969 while on a trip to Israel, Pike and his wife became lost in the dessert attempting to drive to Qumran. His wife set out for help, leaving Pike in the car. Several hours passed, but Pike was not found. Medium Arthur Ford phoned Diane and told her Pike was in a cave, still alive, when in fact he was later found dead on a rocky crag, and had been for some time.

It's been said by people who worked with him that Ford always exhibited a callous attitude toward the clients, referring to them as “suckers” or even worse things. Many Mediums and Psychics subscribe to what is known as the "Blue Book"... a privately published, regularly updated directory of names and pertinent information about potential clients. Psychics and Mediums use the information to impress clients into thinking they have psychic powers. According to Psychic debunker James Randi, "Regional versions exist, and the source is carefully guarded. The data are submitted free or sold to the publishers by practicing mediums, who obtain it from each other and from important and wealthy clients. Individual “spirit camps” or similar communities will often keep their own private lists, formerly on index cards, but now in computer form, of persons who have visited there."

Ford was a fake, as are all Mediums. He preyed on people’s misfortunes and gave false readings.


Father and son dictators of Haiti who ran the impoverished island nation with iron fists. The Duvaliers used Voodoo to their advantage, making people fear them through the superstitious belief that they had employed the most powerful Voodoo priests in Haiti. The fear wasn’t all superstition, either. The pair of the ran the infamous “Tom Tom Macoute”, a secret police that would secretly kidnap, torture, and murder anyone who spoke out against their regime. Baby Doc took the Voodoo imagery even further by telling the people of Haiti he was the incarnation of Baron Samedi, the Voodoo god of death. He often sported a top hat and cane to promote the image, and even changed the colors of Hati’s flag to red and black - - the colors of Voodoo - - to further the idea.

Eventually the people of Haiti had enough, and Duvalier was overthrown, due in part to the CIA, because the US was tired of Hatians seeking refuge from the magic island. When Haitians got rid of the Duvalier’s, they wised up and used guns and Molotov cocktails instead of just voodoo. Haiti, along with Cuba (a nation with followers of a similar religion to Voodoo called Santeria) are the only two third world nations in the Western Hemisphere. Haiti has one of the highest percentage of AIDS cases in the world, which former Nigerian Ju Ju priest Isaiah Oke blames on Voodoo’s use of blood rituals, dead body parts, and orgies which often happen during ceremonies. He also says African kings were usually the men who were considered to be the most powerful Ju Ju men, because the people fear them. This ancient tradition seems to be what enabled the Duvaliers to come to power. Does Voodoo sound like it works? Well, it does help enslave people through fear and superstition, so it works for ruthless dictators like the Duvaliers.


An infamous communist dictator, but also a seldom acknowledged follower of Santeria, too! It may seem like an obvious contradiction that someone who espouses communism, an atheistic system of government that seeks to eradicate all religion through force if need be, would be a follower of Santeria, a primitive religion that routinely involves use of magic spells and animal sacrifice. Nonetheless, Castro not only uses Santeria to terrify people into following him, he even seems to actually believe in it, too! Castro is a brutal dictator who kills anyone who opposes him, suppresses free speech, and profits from the sale of drugs. The evil dictator has made himself a billionaire by estimates...much of it through the drug trade...and rodes in a chauffeur driven Mercedes while his peasant subjects starve and ride on bicycles. He has run his once thriving island nation into the ground to the point that Cubans will flee on homemade rafts and often die in the attempt to live in the U.S.A. If Santeria is so great, why do a nation of Santerias live in deplorable conditions? Why can’t their magic make things better? Castro allows Santeria in Cuba because he knows he can control his people through fear with it, just like the Duvaliers did with Voodoo in Haiti.

If you take a good look of Castro in a photo or on video next time, you may notice he wore two wrist watches. One watch is said to be worn just to hide his Santeria bracelet. I thought this was just a crazy rumor when I first heard it, but sure enough, the next time I saw Castro on TV, he was wearing two wrist watches. The last time mention was made of his superstitious occult religion was made was during the Elian Gonzales disaster of the Clinton/Reno regime. According to sources, Castro was advised by his Santeria priests that he if Elian was allowed to remain the United States it would mean his dictatorship would end. Castro threatened Clinton with another Mariel boat lift if he didn’t get the boy returned, and thus Slick Wille quickly caved and sent his jack booted thugs armed with machine guns got the job done. It’s hard to say how many policies have been made due to Castro’s superstitious belief in Santeria...and it’s quite scary when you think about it.

At Castro’s inauguration, doves landed on Castro’s shoulder’s , which the superstitious Santerios of Cuba took as a sign from the "Orishas". The doves, however, had been trained by placing corn on Castro’s shoulders. Outside of Castro and his cronies, those doves were probably the last Cubans to have eaten regular meals. Some hero! This is the only way to succeed at Santeria...by lying and exploiting others.


While few may know of Castro’s Santeria inclinations, even fewer know of Manuel Noreiga’s. Noriega made a fortune not from just being dictator of Panama, but from the drug trade. In 1990, when American forces arrested him, along with drugs, they discovered a Santeria altar in his home, with effigies of former President Regan and then President Bush 41, in an attempt to curse them (along with other enemies). It didn’t work, and he wound up spending 25 years in an American prison!

L. RON HUBBARD (1911-1986)

Mentally ill science fiction writer who created Dianetics and later Scientology. In a way he was Aleister Crowley’s most successful disciple. During the 1960's, Hubbard belonged to a California chapter of Crowley’s O.T.O. that also included Jack Parr. Parr had a falling out with Hubbard after he left with his wife and several thousand dollars of O.T.O. funds. Hubbard had apparently been interested in the occult prior to this, and had briefly been a member of the mail order AMORC Rosicrucian occult order.

In a lecture given in the 1960's, Hubbard referred to Crowley as “my friend” and recommended his book The Master Therion (therion = Greek for beast) for Scientologists to read. There are many similarities to Thelema and Scientology, in fact some critics charge Scientology is just a “science fictionalized” version of Thelema!

In 1950, Hubbard published the book Dianetics, that purported to be a way to achieve mental health and happiness. Dianetics attempts to recover traumatic prenatal memories (called engrams) which Dianetics purports are the source of human mental impediments. Using a process called “auditing”, a person is supposedly made to relieve these incidents and erase them. Once this is done the subconcious mind, called ‘the reactive mind” in Dianetics, is then shut down (a scientific impossibility) allowing only the conscious mind (Analytical Mind in Dianetics lingo) to run the show. This state is called “clear”. Once a person is clear, they were said to no longer need glasses, their I.Q.s would go up, and they would have total recall.

Hubbard introduced his first clear, a 22 y.o. UCLA physics graduate student, to a packed L.A. auditorium. But the demonstration quickly turned into a farce, when the girl couldn’t even answer questions a physics freshman could have answered, and obviously didn’t have total recall.

The FDA decided that Dianetics was a dangerous form of psychotherapy, and tried to shut down Hubbard’s Dianetic centers. Facing the loss of his golden goose, Hubbard started The Church of Scientology in 1966 with headquarters in a run down Clearwater, Florida hotel. To Dianetics’ quack psychotherapy Hubbard tossed in reincarnation. This turned to be an even bigger money maker, because since people had dozens, hundreds, or perhaps thousands of past lives, each of these lives caused engrams which also had to be audited. Cha-ching $$$!

Hubbard used hypnosis, fear, and lies to create an empire worth millions, which has been exposed in books such as The Scandal of Scientology by Paulette Cooper, The Bare Faced Messiah by Russel Miller, and A Piece of Blue Sky by Jon Atack, all of which can be read online for free. . Of course, Hubbard spent a good deal of the time on the lam, so he probably didn’t get to enjoy his money as well he would have liked. Many people (including ex-wives and lovers, the FBI, and federal judges) concluded Hubbard was "hopelessly insane" and a “pathological liar”. While some may wonder how an insane person can run an organization, keep in mind sometimes even psychotics can become heads of corporations, as apparently in Hubbard’s case.

Like most occultists, Hubbard lied about his achievements, such as claiming to have earned a degree in Nuclear Physics which turned out to be from a diploma mill. The Church of Scientology cult is a hopeless morass of lies and deceit that has caused the deaths of several people, including Hubbard’s own son, Quentin. Scientology is a dangerous psychotherapy cult that keeps people from obtaining the help they really need. Brainwashing through hypnosis and use of a lie detector called an "E-Meter" costs followers thousands of dollars over time. Auditing can cost around $300 per hour or more. One man claimed to have spent $250,000 to try to achieve the state of clear with no success.

Scientific impossibilities, such human beings living on earth trillions of years ago who were enslaved by an evil alien named “Xenu” are part of the "Theology" of Scientology. Hubbard, far from being a humanitarian, used people for his own ends and cared little about what happened to them. He even used his own wife (wife #3) to take the rap in a scandal that involved money laundering & breaking into federal offices the church had labeled "Operation Snow White". People who oppose the "Church" are systematically harassed, as was Paullete Cooper when she was framed in another Scientology excursion called "Operation PC Freakout". In the 1970's, Hubbard and followers absconded from the authorities onboard three private cruise ships called "The Sea Org", complete with pretty underage teenage girls dressed in skimpy sailor costumes to attend to his every whim.

Many celebrities have been wooed by Scientology, which helps the cults image. Often times celebrities find Scientology to help them kick drugs. Even though Scientology’s front Narcanon group claims to help people get off drugs, Hubbard himself, however, was said to be a chain smoker who frequently drank. Celebrities receive much different treatment than the ordinary peon, according to defectors of the cult.

Scientology has so many rules and procedures, it seems completely impossible to follow. Hubbard wrote over 100 books about Dianetics and Scientology, most of which are hard to decipher. John Travolta said in an interview that all the rules of Scientology has for a happy marriage would probably fill a set of books the size of the Encyclopedia Britannica!

So why do people follow Scientology? Dianetics/Scientology’s system of therapy is done through a process called “auditing”. Critics have observed auditing is really just a mild form of hypnosis. But the more people are repeatedly hypnotized, the easier it becomes to hypnotize them. The E-Meter drills give very mild electric shock, which physicians say is habit forming. So someone being audited could be easily brainwashed. It’s no wonder Scientologists actually believe they have lived for Trillions of years on other planets!

Would you consider someone who constantly lied to you, brainwashed you, used you for money and then tried to ruin you if you tried to expose them a "good guy"?

KIRBY HENSLEY (1911-1999)

Included here on this list, mostly because so many occultists buy fake degrees and church charters from his "church". This nutty little preacher from North Carolina started a bogus church that made him thousands (The Universal Life Church in 1962) , because he would ordain anyone for money. He also started a bogus law school that was shut down, and even ran for President as all crackpots seem to do. The ULC even ordains atheists, Satanists, and even animals and inanimate objects! My pet Cocker Spaniel Oscar is a ULC "minister", complete with certificate of ordination! Some people have even got their potted plants ordained! One man had an old tennis shoe ordained. Think about it, would you want to be part of a church that ordains not only anyone...but anything???

The Universal Life Church is a diploma mill as well as an ordination mill. Hensley himself received a Doctor of Divinity degree from another diploma mill, as well as a bogus degree in metallurgy, which he mistakenly bought thinking it was a degree in metaphysics! The ULC offers Doctor of Divinity degrees without any tests, previous education, or studying, for a “donation” of about $29.95. There’s also a PhD in religion offered for around $100. If you see an occultist with “D.D.” after their name, chances are they got it from the ULC or a similar mill. The ULC also sales a variety of titles from Imam, Arch-Cardinal, Rabbi, Deacon, Bishop and even (no kidding) Jedi Knight.

Hensley himself claimed he didn’t believe in a god, but claimed the sky was “our father” and the earth was “our mother”. He believed in reincarnation, claiming to be a reincarnated vaudeville comedian. Borrowing from Christian Science (to which he belonged to briefly), he claimed Jesus and Christ were to separate beings, and that Jesus of Nazareth was really the anti-Christ. Some people he ordained included New Age minister Rev. Terry Cole Whittaker, atheist Madeleine O’Hair, Fr. Alberto Rivera the fake ex-Jesuit of Jack Chick comic book fame, and the mass murderer "Reverend" Jim Jones (who was also an atheist). Hensley’s fake church is worthless spiritually. It only served to make him money. Yet many occultists seek ordination from his church. Aren’t you better than, a dog, a potted plant, or a mass murderer??? Then why be in the same league they are???


a.k.a Dr. Carl Kuon Suo(1911-1981) His real name was Cyril Henry Hoskin, and he was a British plumber's assistant who wrote the book The Third Eye in 1956. Like Blavatsky before him, Hoskin chose Tibet as the back drop for his scam. The book deals with a Tibetan who had a hole drilled in his forehead to open the “third eye”. Hoskins claimed later the book was about himself. The book seems to have inspired other people to drill holes in their heads in the 60's...some of which ended in fatality. Eventually it was discovered Hoskins spoke not a word of Tibetan, and had not been to Tibet even once, nor ever owned a passport in his life! Hoskins next books claimed the real Rampa had merely posessed the body of Hoskins (and apparently forgot how to speak Tibetan). Believers gladly swallowed Rampa's history revision. Hoskin produced several more ludicrous books, including My Visit to Venus, in which he described a trip in a flying saucer in the company of two Venusians. Obviously a crackpot, but his books are still in print.

JEANNE DIXON (1918-1998)

Celebrated psychic, who was well known for her yearly list of predictions in tabloids like The Star and The National Enquirer. Some credit her with predicting the assassination of President Kennedy, but what she actually predicted in 1956 was that the unnamed president to be elected in 1960 would die or be killed in his second term. There was a belief in the "20 year presidential curse" by many people at the time, so Dixon was just going with the popular opinion. (It should be pointed out that two Presidents died outside of the 20 year cycle, and that Ronald Regan and George W. Bush did not die in the 20 year curse. Fans of the curse theory simply leave these details out when figuring the “curse”.)

The endless chain of Dixon's major failed predictions, including Tom Dewey elected as an “assistant president,” the fall of India's Nehru which never happened, Richard Nixon's return to office after his resignation that failed to materialize, and germ warfare in 1958 with China that never happened. She also predicted a monster comet striking the Earth, the election of a female U.S. president and the dissolution of the Roman Catholic Church...all to take place before 1990! She was a false prophetess, plain and simple. No one claiming to have psychic powers actually has them.

PETER HURKOS (1911-1988)

Born Pieter Van der Hurk in Holland, he claimed he became psychic after receiving a blow to the head at age 30. He charged $250 a session clients, eager to be parted from their money. Hurkos claimed he solved dozens of murder cases for the police, but police beg to differ. For instance, he claimed to have solved the Boston Strangler case, but cops said Hurkos was merely one of several psychics who claimed to have information, and nothing Hurkos told them was of any help, anyway. He also claimed Scotland Yard hired him on the “Stone of Scone” case in 1951, but Scotland Yard said Hurkos was paid no money by them, and that he simply volunteered information that he could have easily gotten out of the newspapers. Scotland Yard did recover the famous coronation stone (purported to have been brought from Israel by the Biblical Patriarch Jeremiah), but not from any information Hurkos gave them.

Hurkos was asked by parapsychologists to undergo tests, which he always refused, except for once. He agreed to be tested by Dr. Charles Tart at the University of California at Davis, and he failed. Magician James “The Amazing” Randi and other skeptics have noted Hurkos’ successes can be attributed simply to a technique used by mediums, psychics, and astrologers called “cold reading”. In cold reading, the psychic asks vague questions and allows the client to fill in the blanks for them. It sounds simple, but it is quite effective.

Peter Hurkos was a $250 an hour fake.

JANE ROBERTS (1929-1984)

Started the New Age channeling craze. Channeling is just a re-hash of the scam used by 19th century mediums who claim ghosts speak through them, and as critics have pointed out, New Age isn’t new, it’s just old occult scams with new names. Roberts claimed Seth is a spirit who in past lives has been a caveman and a pope, among other things. There’s no proof to Robert’s claims, and people who buy her story simply take her word for it. Roberts is well read, and taught a creative writing class, which helped her write the book Seth Speaks. Roberts talents in poetry and her knowledge of religions and the occult helped her carry off the Seth hoax..

HERMAN SLATER (1935-1992)

was a very prominent Pagan and Wiccan in NYC. He owned a store and publishing company called "The Magickal Childe", and wrote the spurious Necronomicon. Even though the Necronomicon was a fake, it didn’t stop him from making money of this fraud. He wrote lots of other books too, none of which will give readers magic powers. Slater was considered somewhat of a wet blanket among other Neopagans, because he called for monogamy among Wiccans on his cable access show. Like many Pagans and Wiccans, he practiced sex magic, which is how he and his gay lover contracted AIDS. Perhaps he should have taken his own advice about being monogamous. See what I mean about sex magic being good for nothing but contracting venereal disease? He died in 1992. Why couldn't Slater's magic prevent his death, or warn him he was going to contract AIDS? It seems Wiccans are no more powerful or special than ordinary people.


1960's Psychedelic author and New Age icon. In 1968, Castenada claimed he traveled to Mexico was taught secrets of magic and enlightenment through drugs by a Yaqui Indian sorcerer named Don Juan. Castenada wrote about the alleged experiences of what he called "the separate reality" in The Teachings of Don Juan. Castaneda claimed he took peyote, talked to coyotes, turned into a crow, and learned how to fly, all through Don Juan's instructions and lots of dope. Castenada's book was an instant hit with the Hippies of the 1960's who now had an excuse to justify the use dangerous pychotropic drugs, and also a hit with occultists who had read about Crowley's recommendations for drugs as part of "Magick". The Wiccan group "Church of All Worlds" made Castenada's books required reading according to former members.

That Castenada's books encourage drug use is unquestionable, and have no doubt lead many people down a path of drug addiction and ruin, just as Crowley's Thelema has. Castenada went on to write 11 more books including Journey To Ixtalan, which he submitted as his doctoral thesis at UCLA and was awarded a Doctorate in Anthropology degree.

Not everyone bought Casteneda's story hook, line and sinker, however. Several Native American scholars have commented that the story of Don Juan and Castenada resembles European stories of the sorcerer and his apprentice rather than traditional Native American Shamanism. In 1972 Anthropologist Joyce Carol Oates wrote a critical letter to the New York Times because their book reviewer accepted Castaneda's books as fact. Then in 1973, Time magazine published an expose of Castenada, revealing he had lied about his past, as most occultists seem to do. When various skeptics and seekers alike inquired if they could meet Don Juan, the answer Castenada gave them was always “no”. Richard de Mille, son of famous director Cecil, practically made a career demonstrating Castaneda's was a fraud. No one has ever been able to verify the existence Don Juan, and it seems he never really existed, just like Christian Rosenkrutz, Coot Hoomi, or Anna Sprengel.

Castenada "killed off" Don Juan in the second book in order to deflect criticism, claiming the Shaman had died sometime after his previous encounter with him. Unfortunately this fictional character wasn’t the only person who died because of Carlos. Castenada created his own cult in the later years of his life called "Cleargreen", that consisted of female followers who were also his lovers. These he called his "witches". Charles Manson called the female lover/cult members of his desert based drug cult “witches” too, by the way. In After Casteanda's death in 1998, the female cult members disappeared. Witches Florinda Donner-Grau and Taisha Abelar, Kylie Lundahl, and Amalia Marquez vanished the day after Castaneda's death. A few weeks later, Patricia Partin, Castaneda's adopted daughter as well as his lover (sick!), disappeared. The skeleton of one Cleargreen witch, Partin, turned up in the California dessert in 2006, identified through DNA testing. Authorities think the cult killed themselves as part of a suicide pact when Castenada died from natural causes. Some former Castaneda associates suspect the missing women committed suicide because of remarks they made shortly before vanishing, and Castaneda's frequent discussion of suicide in cult meetings. Achieving transcendence through "a death nobly chosen" had long been central to his ludicrous teachings, along with drug use and "magic".

Castenada, fraud, drug pusher, liar, and suicide cult leader.

ANNA RIVA (1930? - 2005)

Her real name was Dorothy Spencer. During the 1960's she owned a mail order occult supply business called “International Imports” based out of Hollywood, California later relocated to Tolouca Lake. She wrote several booklets under the pen name Anna Riva (Anna being her mother’s name and Riva being her daughter’s). Her books of magic spells always called for items like “Money Drawing Powder” or “Black Cat Oil”, which of course, she sold through her digest sized mail order catalog. Her biggest selling items were items such as “magic oils”, “magic powders” and “magic incense”. The powders were really just ordinary colored talcum powder. The oils were essential oils and mineral oils with artificial coloring and scent. The incense was the same kind of incense sold anywhere else. The color of the powder, incense or oil determined what label was slapped on to it. For instance, strawberry essential oil was red, so it was usually called “Love Oil” or “Lover’s Oil”. Mineral oil with green coloring was usually called “Money Drawing Oil” etc., “Magic candles” were also a big item. These were simply ordinary candles with paper labels on them that said things like “money drawing” or “black art”. In the 1980's a line of “magic sprays”...air freshener with occult sounding labels...was introduced.

Spencer/Riva had a disclaimer in every catalog that the items sold were merely “curios’ with no magic powers implied, although clearly the items were being sold as magical ingredients for spells. Her books carried similar disclaimers. This kept her from ever being sued for fraud, since the items she sold were fakes. Even so, they were obviously marketed as spellbooks...unless you don’t consider books with titles such as The Modern Witchcraft Spellbook, Witchcraft, Spellcraft, and Hexcraft, and Candle Burning Magic to be such. In the 1990's, Spencer reportedly sold her company and retired to Montana. She suffered from Alzhiemers in her twilight years and died in 2005. There was nothing magical about Anna Riva’s life, she simply sold fake magic items (and called them curios in the disclaimer) through the mail. Her magic books still remain in print, and oils, incense, powders and other items...still with the disclaimers about them not actually being magic items. Practically anything can be a curio, but her items aren’t really magic.

TONY AGPOA (1939-1982)

Agpaoa began the famous psychic surgery scam in the Philippines during the 1960's. The Philippine psychic surgery scam goes back hundres of years. Spanish conquistadors recorded it as far back as the 16th century. Spanish Priest/Explorer Pedro Chirino wrote in 1565, "He (the sorcerer) placed one end of the hollow bamboo upon the affected part while through the other end he sucked up the air; then, he let fall some pebbles from his mouth pretending they had been extracted from the affected spot...In times of sickness, these men were at there best, because in times of sickness they (the patients) were ready to venerate anyone who could give or at least promise to obtain a remedy for them." [Wikipedia]

Agpoa was a Filipino psychic surgeon who took his act on the road to the United States where desperate people paid thousands for his "services". Agpoa made enough money from his scam to afford a palatial home and even a gold plated Mercedes Benz! In 1968 on one such trip he was arrested in Detroit, Michigan, skipped out on $25,000 bail, and fled back to the Phillippines.

Despite that, he was still sought by terminally ill people and even featured in the 1977 mondo shock-umentary film, Journey Into The Beyond. Even in the documentary, the narrator (John Carradine)stated some people accused Agpoa of using the tricks of a stage magician. Agpoa and other psychic surgeons, could make their hands seem to go into solid tissue, remove growths, and seal the entry point without even leaving a wound. James Randi and other magicians have demonstrated that slight of hand and sometimes a magicians gimmick...a phony thumb tip...is used to create the illusion of removing tumors, blood, etc.. The psychic surgeons conceal parts of chickens and blood inside their hands or fake thumb tip, and claim they're tumors or such, and the patients blood. The reason no scar or wound is left is because the surgeon’s hands never actually enter the patient's body in the first place! Agpoa actually performed simple surgery such as removing cysts and draining infections on some patients using a knife, which was certainly dangerous since it was done in less than sterile conditions and he had no medical training!

Psychic surgeons play on people’s desperation. Their patients usually are people who have been diagnosed with incurable diseases and turn to these con men for help. Since the patients die rather than get better, there’s no one around to sue or complain to the authorities.

When Agpoa was suffering from appendicitis himself, he was flown in a Chatered jet to UCLA medical center for surgery, rather than use his own "psychic skills" to just simply yank the appendix out. When his son developed cancer, rather than use his alleged "powers", he had him taken to an American hospital as well, although the boy did not recover, unfortunately. Agpoa and the con men like him prey on the desperation of sick people, and are the worst kind of occult con men. Agpoa died at age 41. He, and all psychic surgeons, are fakes and frauds of the worst kind.


President of the "Church Universal and Triumphant", founded in 1958 with her husband, Mark Prophet (1918-1973). Clare's Church started out as the usual run of the mill New Age church. She claimed to be in contact with Count Saint Germain, a fraud who died in the 18th century. As time progressed, the cult evolved into a survivalist cult. The cult’s teachings seemed to be similar to Theosophy in many ways. The groups is said to have arranged marriages and an authoritarian model of leadership , like the Moonies. The church moved from Malibu to Montana, into a massive underground bunker with tons of arms and food supplies for the end of the world that Prophet failed to predict correctly. World War III between the Soviet Union and the United States never happened, as Clare had said would. Of course, many people living at that time thought war between the U.S.A and U.S.S.R was unavoidable, so Prophet seems to have merely followed the crowd. Some of the group’s members went to jail for obtaining automatic weapons illegally after a raid in the 1990's by the ATF. Fortunately it didn't end in a Waco like standoff. She stepped down from leadership of the sect due to health issues. Even though Clare’s prophecies have failed, her books are still in print.

MAYA DEREN (1917-1961)

Avante Garde film maker of the 40's and 50's. She had degrees from Smith College and the New York University, including a PhD. She went to Haiti to film the black and white documentary Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti. Interested in Voodoo as a dance form, she wound up becoming fascinated with spiritism and was initiated into a Voodoo cult. Her life stagnated after this. She worked on films she never finished (Divine Horsemen was actually finished by someone else, by the way). She became addicted to prescription drugs and seldom left her home. She died at age 41. Occultists recommend watching Divine Horsemen...but maybe they should be thinking about how Deren wound up. Voodoo doesn't help the people of Haiti, who live in a third world country, and it won't help anyone else, either.


Scott seemed to have all the answers, because he wrote several books on the occult. Wicca A Guide For The Solitary Practitioner is on the shelf of almost every Wiccan, and many non-Wiccans. But Scott, despite all these “powers” and knowledge, still died from cancer anyway at the age of 43. His life doesn’t seem to have been anything extraordinary, and he didn’t do anything Cunningham’s books don’t work, and he didn’t have magic powers. Why waste your valuable time reading them?

MISS CLEO (1962- )

a.k.a. Youree Dell Harris, Cleomili Harris, Youree Perris, Cleo Harris. Self proclaimed psychic and shaman. Harris, who was actress from Seattle, and her lesbian lover created a production company to stage her own plays. Her plays failed at the box office, however. Youree/Cleo lied to the actors in the production company claiming she had bone cancer when she was unable to pay them. The actors claim Youree gave them promissary notes in lieu of payment, but at this writing has still failed to make good on them. She fled Seattle, leaving a trail of unpaid bills and broken promises. Youree played a Jamaican character in a play titled Women Only that later became the basis for her psychic “Miss Cleo” character. In the late 1990's, she became a telephone psychic for the Psychic Friends network.

Anyone can become a “telephone psychic”, as no psychic powers are actually necessary (or even likely). The telephone “psychics”, actually read from a script, which has now been made available online by Court TV. Eventually she appeared as the Miss Cleo (pretending to be a Jamaican native) character in infomercials for the company, for a flat $1700 fee that she was paid. The supposedly free calls actually cost callers around $6 per minute. One Customer sued after he got a bill for $300 for his “free” call. After none of the Psychic friends predicted the terrorist attacks on 9-11 (or they were awfully quiet about it if they did), the calls were said to have dropped off dramatically. The FTC got an injunction against the Psychic Friends network. In 2002 Harris was actually sued herself by the State of Florida, which allows spokespersons to be held liable, but the suit was later dropped. In 2004 Harris appeared in a car commercial for a local Palm Beach car dealer as the Lady Cleo character. In 2006 Cleo tried to gain attention again in 2006 by “coming out” admitting she was a lesbian. The story made a few gay newspapers, but was ignored by the main stream press. It’s very unlikely her career will ever rise from the grave, and you don’t have to be a psychic to see that.


Hopefully you won't ever make this list!


It seems occultists are not as powerful as they would like to think! How come people like Brad Pitt, Arnold Shawtzenagger, Donald Trump or Bill Gates aren't on this list? Sucessful people seem to do so without aid of the occult. Occultists seem to have a habit of dying in poverty, despite claims like witchcraft will make you rich in a ghetto(which is the title of a chapter of "The Magic Power of Witchcraft, BTW). The one that do make a fortune it do so by lying to and exploiting their followers (like Hubbard and Castro). Despite claims of miraculous healing by Wiccans and other occultists, there doesn't seem to be any evidence of it.

So what makes "famous" occultists so dad-blame famous? Except they left behind some books promoting superstitions after they died, there was usually nothing noteworthy about them! It's really hard to say they did anything that could be called "magic", unless you want to grasp at straws and call Aleister Crowley's drug induced hallucinations "magick". If you read "The Satanic Bible", you will come across "The Balance Factor". It says that a person shouldn't try to cast a spell for something that is out of his or her range. In fact, if you read between the lines of just about any occult book published nowadays, you will read similar advice. Candle Burning Magic by Raymond Buckland is a popular book, plagiarized from a similar book by Henri Gamache. Buckland also gives advice similar to LaVey's; cast spells for something you could get anyway. For instance if you want a brand new car, cast spells, get a job, save your money, buy a used car. Eventually trade your way up to a new car. BIG DEAL! This is NOT magic! People do this everyday, only without wasting their time casting "spells"! And if you're going to say "Well, magic doesn't work that way, you ignorant xtian!" My answer is, magic doesn't work, PERIOD!

Occultists make suckers out of their followers

People have noted Blavatsky had the habit of making fools of the very followers who trusted her. It's been said she made up the name "Koot Hoomi" as a play on words from the name of her loyal, but naive follower, Henry Olcott. Aleister Crowley once wrote a story about a man who traveled to see a great guru. The teacher asked the student if he wanted to know the ultimate secret. The student indeed did, and proceeded to shell out all the money he had for it. The secret turned out to be W.C. Field's famous line, "There's a sucker born every minute!" Crowley seems to have lived by this moto, using his students as meal tickets after he depleted his own funds, as well as bed mates. Crowley once drew a portrait of Buddhist and 60's guru Allan Ginsberg, later commenting in his diaries he had only done it thinking Ginsberg "had a lot of money", so he could sponge off him. This is the kind of person Crowley was...a con man! To Crowley, a student was only good for money, or sex...or both. Likewise, many occult authors, teachers, and coven leaders are of this ilk. When they see you, you are either a potential source of money, or a potential bedmate. If nothing else, you're someone that can grovel and beg and then reveal the great "secrets" which can be learned at any local Books-A-Million. When you read of the ways the Frost's scheme to beat an airline out of free flights (in The Magic Power of Witchcraft), are you sure they won't treat you in a similar fashion? Even if you never plan to follow the ideas of the Frosts, what about other Wiccans you meet who follow their teachings?

10-03-2012, 04:07 AM
The Ju Ju religion is the religion of the Yoruba speaking people of Nigeria, and is the parent religion of Santeria, Palo Mayombe, and Abaqa (found mostly in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Miami), Macumba, and Quimbanda (found mostly in Brazil). The gods and goddesses of Ju Ju are called “orishas”, just as they are in Santeria and similar religions. Voodoo originated with the Dahomey speaking people of Africa, and has different but similar gods and goddesses from Ju Ju, and has many similar practices and beliefs as well. A god both Ju Ju and Voodoo have in common is Legba the gate keeper.[1]
Isaiah Oke was born in the village of Ils-Ilen, Nigeria into a family of well known witchdoctors, or “shamans”. His Grandfather was a high ranking shaman, known as a “babalorisha”, and Isaiah was raised to take his place some day and preserve his legacy. In the book Blood Secrets, Oke details his ordeals as part of his training, beginning at age 10, in which he had to allow a (defanged) poisonous snake crawl on him while nude, among other ordeals. His grandfather sent Oke to school to learn to read and write, in order that he might write down the rituals and spells of Ju Ju so that they wouldn’t be lost. Upon entering adulthood, Oke was initiated as a babalawo, and was required to wear a thong like undergarment 24 hours a day without ever being allowed to take it off during his lifetime. Oke was very feared and revered among the people of his village. Oke claimed even his own father was afraid to look him directly in the eye, fearing his supposed magic powers.

Human Sacrifice

Oke trained under another Ju Ju man known as “Dr. Drago”. Drago was a financially successful Ju Ju shaman because of his commercial produced and sold “magical” products, such as gambling soap, oils, powders, and the like. In America, there are similar items sold through occult supply houses. One day during the training, Oke was horrified when made to participate in a human sacrifice while Dr. Drago, an African Army Colonel, and two soldiers were present. The victim was an unidentified white man who spoke with a British accent. The rituals was known as “the 200 cuts”, and was usually performed on a goat. According to Oke, Ju Ju animal sacrifices are usually quick to keep the animal from suffering unnecessarily, but the 200 cuts ritual is different, in which the animal is slowly skinned alive, with 200 strips of skin being pulled from it’s body. Drago performed the actual skinning and the final cut that killed the victim by slashing his throat was performed by Oke, who thinks the victim was probably dead already. The sacrifice was performed at the behest of the Colonel, who hoped the soul of the man would become his Iko Iso, or “spirit slave”. Having studied under Drago greatly enhanced Oke's reputation as a shaman, and he made a comfortable living. [2]

Oke's Beliefs Challenged at College

Oke was sent to Normal College in Lagos, Nigeria to study accounting. Oke’s grandfather had chosen the career for him believing it was “how white people made their money”, as his grandfather put it. While at college, the students treated Oke with utmost respect, fearing his “Ju Ju power”. A black teenage American girl who is called simply “Janet” in the book Blood Secrets, offended him one day, and Oke decided to hex her. The hex was supposed to give her stomach ailments, but failed to work. He then tried another hex, this time involving tying a monkey’s paw to the doorknob of her house. The next day, the girl angrily confronted Oke, and flung the severed paw at him. She dressed him down in front of several students and the Dean, which further caused him loss of face, as well as paying clients. Determined to hex her, he tried a 4 day ritual to summon the ultimate power, involving fasting, narcotic herbs, and staying all day nude inside a hollow tree. This two failed. After this, Oke became disillusioned with Ju Ju. He threw away his Ju Ju items including his “magic underwear” thong. Oke described the garment as having an unimaginable stench by then after years of being constantly worn.
Now crestfallen, Oke asked Janet what the secret of “American Ju Ju” was that made her so powerful. Janet simply told him she was an American and a Christian, and such people considered Ju Ju “silly superstition”. Oke became curious about the Christian religion, and began attending regular church services. This combined with his western college education lead him to realize that Janet was right, that Ju Ju was a superstition, and that the spirits he and other Ju Ju practitioners sometimes saw were the result of narcotic herbs and hysteria. When Oke returned to his village, his grandfather was furious he had rejected Ju Ju for Christianity. He ordered him to be killed the next morning. Oke fled for his life and settled in a city miles away. The Ju Ju men form his village caused problems for him in the city, and he had to move a few times to try to escape them. Eventually his grandfather died from AIDS along with a cousin that wanted him dead. Oke was able to return to his village without fear of being killed after that.

AIDS Controversy

Oke has irked many people with his belief that AIDS is spread in Africa mostly because of Ju Ju. Doctors critical of the claim say the part of Africa Oke comes from had a higher number of blood transfusions than other parts of Africa. Oke claims Ju Ju involves the handling and ingesting of raw animal blood, and sometimes even human blood, and that transfusions and unsafe sex alone can’t explain the spread of AIDS in the Dark Continent. Oke personally knew of one village that had about 1000 people, but within 10 years the population was down to just 50 because of deaths from AIDS. While even non-Christian Yoruba people think people should be chaste until they are married, Ju Ju rituals make it possible for people to have unprotected sex with multiple partners, claiming later that they were unable to control themselves because they were “possessed by a spirit”. Oke thinks the claims of possession are just excuses to have unprotected, premarital sex.

In the late 1980s Oke was asked to speak in America on several radio and television talk shows. An anthropologist once rebuked Oke during a radio interview, claiming Ju Ju did not involve animal or human sacrifice. Oke explains the rituals that tourists and anthropologists pay to see aren’t the same ones they perform privately. Oke isn’t the first person to make such a claim about African religious rituals. Similar things have also been said by practitioners of American Voodoo about Voodoo rituals they perform for tourists. Western occultists dislike Oke because he abandoned Ju Ju for Christianity and calls Ju Ju a backward superstition that’s holding Africa back.

In the book Blood Secrets, Oke equates Ju Ju with American Satanism, based on what he saw on the Geraldo TV special that aired in the 80's, although it should be noted the Geraldo special was greatly criticized because it accepted practically any outrageous claim and is credited with starting the “Satanic Panic”. Critics say Oke is thus “demonizing” his former religion, literally. But one orisha called Esu, also spelled Exu, (pronounced er-SHOO) is identified with Satan by both followers of Ju Ju and Quimbanda.[3]

In 2001, Ju Ju became the subject of public attention in the UK when the body of a decapitated child was found floating down the River Thames, horrifying onlookers. Forensics determined the child (named “Adam” by UK police, after Adam Walsh) was of Nigerian origin, and that the child had been killed as part of a Ju Ju ritual. In 2005 the investigation lead to the arrest of several Nigerian nationals and uncovered a child slavery ring based out of Benin. Police discovered some children were specially imported just to be human sacrifices, bearing out many things Oke had claimed two decades prior.[4]

1.^ Legba is described as the gatekeeper in Voodoo Handbook of Cult Secrets by Anna Riva, a.k.a., Dorothy Spencer
2.^ Blood Secrets by Isaiah Oke as told to Sam Wright
3.^ Drum and Candle by David St. Clair
4.^ News - Telegraph



According to Robert Tallant, author of The Voodoo In New Orleans, he had voodoo oils chemically analyzed, and found out the following:

Lover's Oil = Strawberry Essential Oil

Flying Devil Oil = Oilve Oil + Red Pepper

Black Art Oil = Motor Oil

He also found out Jinxing Powder was just itching powder that kids use in practical jokes.

Yep, that's all there was to them! I've also discovered Voodoo stores and suppliers sell things like Baby Oil under many names, including Altar Oil. They even sell MOUTHWASH in tiny bottles calling it a Voodoo oil!

Vesta Powder is just flash powder. Superstitous and uneducated people thought that when the Voodoo priest or priestess threw it on a fire and it flared up that it was somehow magic!

Is Haiti Facing a Voodoo-Christian Showdown?
Tensions Could Increase after Voodoo Declared an Official Religion
by David Miller

Miami (Compass - August 18, 2003) -- In late April, Haiti’s President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, a former Catholic priest, declared voodoo an officially recognized religion. The decision means, among other things, that marriage ceremonies conducted by voodoo priests now have equal standing with Catholic ones.

According to a BBC report, many people in the country welcome the move. Voodoo, an African folk religion that venerates a mixture of gods and goddesses and Catholic saints, is an integral part of Haitian life, they say, practiced in Haiti since the late 18th century. A common maxim asserts that Haitians are 70 percent Catholic, 30 percent Protestant and 100 percent voodoo.

“We’ve always been the majority religion in Haiti -- it’s never been illegal to be a voodooisant,” Mambu Racine Sumbu, an American voodoo priestess who has been practicing in Haiti for 15 years, told the BBC World Service on April 30. “What President Aristide has done for us, for which we are very thankful, is to facilitate us in obtaining the status that we need to perform legally-binding religious ceremonies.”

But some Haitians -- particularly evangelical Christians -- believe official recognition of voodoo threatens their freedom of worship and even their personal safety. They say a showdown between voodoo and Christianity is imminent.

“The government said they are going to turn the country entirely to voodoo. The Christians say we are going to turn the country totally to the Lord Jesus Christ,” Jean Berthony Paul, founder of Mission Evangelique du Nord D’Haiti, told Compass.

“I ask everyone I meet to read the 18th chapter of I Kings to see what happened between the prophet Elijah and the Baal prophets. The same thing will happen here.”

Paul has worked in Cap-Haitien, the self-proclaimed “voodoo capital of the world,” since 1970, developing churches, schools, a medical clinic and media ministries. In August 1998, a showdown with voodoo leaders over an annual open-air evangelistic crusade landed Paul and two associates in jail.

When local officials learned of plans for the annual meeting, they ordered organizers to cancel the event.

“They said, ‘Last year you made your crusade, you cast away all our spirits. This year, if you do the crusade, we will kill you,’” Paul recounted.

The evangelicals went ahead with the crusade and officials arrested Paul and two other pastors, Jeane Joel and Gregory Joseph.

“They thought they were going to put us in jail for life,” said Paul, pointing out ominously that few prisoners survive Haitian jails. However, Christians around the country mounted massive protests against the arrests, forcing officials to release the pastors after three days.

Since then, Paul says he has received numerous death threats; family and colleagues have urged him to flee the country. “But when they say I must leave Haiti, I cannot. I have a mandate to set Haiti free from the voodoo,” he said.

Not all Christian ministers in Haiti believe Aristide’s presidential backing of voodoo will raise tensions between adherents of the African folk religion and evangelical Christians.

“I don’t really see much change happening because of it,” said a North American missionary who has worked in Port–au-Prince for the past 17 years. “Since 1986, we’ve heard over and over again the terrible thing that’s going to happen to the evangelical church because such-and-such is a leader and he doesn’t want the evangelical church to come out ahead. I haven’t ever seen that happen.

“I don’t see religion as a battle,” he added. “I think we need to win hearts, one at a time, and disciple. In fact, the evangelical church has been growing through this.”

All Christian ministers agree on that last point. Evangelicals currently account for 40 to 45 percent of the Haitian population, according to church spokesmen. They believe the evangelical church in Haiti will continue to grow at a rapid pace, official voodoo notwithstanding.

“There have been some difficulties, some confrontations that could, perhaps, affect the church from this point on,” a pastor from the Dominican Republic who makes frequent visits to Haiti told Compass.

“But the servants of God have not been hindered by that. Instead, they have looked to Christ, who is the only source and stronghold that helps us go forward.”

Breaking the Power of Voodoo
By Julian Lukins
After centuries of oppression, the nation of HAITI is still locked in a spiritual battle against occultism and poverty. The scene was like something out of an old horror movie. The mourners at the young man's funeral watched silently as the coffin was inserted into the crypt. They shuffled aside as a man stepped forward to brick-and-cement the casket inside. The deceased's brother etched a farewell message in the wet cement. Then, a metal gate was fastened in front of the seal and locked. Why this strange, sinister burial ritual? Actually, it was a practical necessity. In Haiti, Voodoo is a prevalent evil. Even the dead are not safe. Voodoo practitioners have been known to raid tombs to steal recently interred corpses and then use their body parts in gruesome ceremonies.
With justified fear, the grieving family dreaded their loved one being turned into a zombie-the legendary Voodoo image of the “walking dead.” Many in Haiti believe the zombie is more than a mere myth. They believe the spirits have the power to make the dead walk. As one evangelical leader in Haiti told Charisma: “Voodoo is not a game. Satan has power. And the Voodoo power is very real.”
Voodoo's Grip
“Voodoo is ingrained in the Haitian culture,” explains Becky Noss, a former U.S. missionary to this troubled Caribbean island nation just two hours by plane from Miami. “It keeps many Haitians in bondage.” Noss, who witnessed the funeral service described above, encountered the deep-rooted influence of Voodoo during her 18-month term in Haiti, the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. “Many Haitians are absolutely terrified of curses,” she says. “Voodoo has a grip on their lives.”
As Haiti's evangelical and charismatic churches experience tremendous numerical growth, church leaders report that many Haitians from Voodoo backgrounds are finding freedom in Christ. Noss, who is fluent in Haitian Creole, relays the testimony of a former Voodoo priest, known as a houngan. For years, the priest sought to appease five spirits that controlled him and gave him healing powers. Then, one of the spirits told him to sacrifice a specific type of cat. The priest searched everywhere but could not find the animal. The spirit reacted by throwing him to the ground, badly injuring him. The priest's fear turned to anger as he realized he had spent his life appeasing a spirit that treated him with contempt. He began a search that ultimately brought him to faith in Christ and led him to tear down his Voodoo temple. “Today,” Noss says, “a church stands on the site … praise God!”
The Real Voodoo
In the U.S., Hollywood portrays Voodoo as a theatrical form of witchcraft in which practitioners stick pins into dolls to cast spells and curses on their enemies. “Many people in the U.S. think that Voodoo is a game, just a little play theater,” says Dr. Hubert Morquette, a Haitian physician and former stage actor. “They do not know, they cannot imagine, the power that this thing, Voodoo, has.” Haiti is often seen as the “home” of Voodoo, but Voodoo actually traces its roots back centuries to the region of West Africa that today includes parts of Nigeria, Togo and Benin. African slaves brought Voodoo with them when they were forcibly shipped to Haiti and other islands in the West Indies. In 1791, the story goes, a group of these slaves dedicated Haiti to Baron Samedi (even in Voodoo, the equivalent to Satan). Haitian folklore teaches that the nation's independence in 1804 came as a result of that satanic ceremony.
Voodoo-sometimes called Vodun or Vodou-teaches that there is a chief god, Olorun, who is remote and unknowable. Olorun, Voodooists believe, authorized a lesser god, Obatala, to create the earth and all living things. A battle between the two gods led to Obatala's temporary banishment. This mysterious religion revolves around a spirit world, the realm of demons. In a society riddled with fear of evil spirits and curses, many Haitians think spirit appeasement affords the best protection against personal calamity.
The purpose of Voodoo rituals, often staged in a temple known as a hounfour or humfort, is to make contact with a spirit and gain its favor and protection by offering animal sacrifices. At the center of the temple is a pole called a poteau-mitan, where the spirits communicate with the participants. During a ceremony, followers of Voodoo believe that part of a person's soul leaves the body when he or she is possessed by a loa, or spirit. Their greatest fear is that the soul will be harmed or captured by evil forces while it is absent from the body.
Rituals are often complex, involving various steps including the sprinkling of cornmeal on the ground and the shaking of a rattle accompanied by the beating of drums. As the ritual intensifies, the priest or priestess chants and enters into a frenzied dance, at which point he or she is possessed by a loa. Finally, a sacrifice is made-usually of a chicken, sheep, goat or dog-and the blood is collected in a vessel. The possessed dancer drinks the blood to “satisfy” the loa. The ritual is a mockery of God's covenant with His Old Testament people, Morquette says. “Everything God asks His people to do, Satan asks his people to do the same.That is why you see [animal] sacrifice in Voodoo … because the spirits ask for blood.”
Spiritual Warfare
Clive Calver, senior pastor of Walnut Hill Community Church in Bethel, Connecticut, described his experience at a Voodoo ceremony in Port-au-Prince. Calver watched as the possessed priest writhed on the floor, rolling in fire only to emerge unscathed. “There was a definite sense of evil,” he recalls. “As C.S. Lewis said, Satan's key strategies are to convince people that he is too powerful, or to convince them of his nonexistence.”
The unnerving experience reaffirmed to him the vital role of spiritual warfare. “We have to recognize our enemy Satan, expose him for what he is doing, and oppose him in the power of the Holy Spirit,” Calver says. “So many of us do not see the victory because we are too scared to go into battle.” Although some will speak out, there is tremendous pressure on evangelical and charismatic leaders in Haiti not to “interfere with” or condemn Voodoo. “There is a lot of manipulation,” Morquette explains. “People say: 'Voodoo is our culture. We should not speak badly of Voodoo or our ancestors.' Let me tell you plainly: Voodoo is a satanic religion.”
During a Voodoo ceremony, the loa considers the possessed person to be his horse. “The spirit rides his horse,” Morquette explains. “After the ceremony, the possessed person does not know what has happened to him … the spirit used his body. This is totally different from the God of the Bible who works through our will, not replacing our mind. The true God respects our personality and our will.” Despite its intimidating nature, the power of Voodoo fades in the presence of Spirit-filled believers. “The Voodoo spirits have power to heal, kill and do supernatural things,” he says. “But they are completely ineffective in the midst of true Christian believers. This is well-known in Haiti. Voodoo spirits cannot show up in the environment of Christians praying. It is so obvious that there is complete incompatibility.”
However, the pervasive influence of Voodoo on Haitian culture has, to some extent, penetrated the church. Lack of theological training and Bible teaching has left some converts vulnerable to false teachings and the acceptance of some Voodoo practices alongside Christianity, even in some evangelical churches, Morquette says. Pastor Sylvain Exantus, a seminary professor with the Church of God in Port-au-Prince, confirmed that theological training is desperately needed in Haiti's growing evangelical and charismatic congregations-in part, to enable the church to confront effectively the Voodoo influence.
“Voodoo is just one element of our culture,” Exantus told Charisma. “It is not the culture. Haitians are a spiritual people, searching for God, searching for purpose and the truth. Our pastors need to be equipped to shepherd their people … to live out the gospel of mercy and compassion.” The arm of Voodoo, though, is far-reaching and extends into every sphere of Haitian life. Claude Jacquet, pastor of a 100-member Baptist church in Port-au-Prince, says Voodoo feeds Haiti's AIDS crisis because it promotes sexual immorality. “The Voodoo priest is a very important person,” Jacquet explains. “He can choose to have sex with any member of his temple.”
Priests regularly prescribe sexual acts as the remedy for curses or sicknesses. For those who truly seek to serve Jesus in Haiti, the cost of discipleship is likely to be high. In the past, high-ranking officials have included Voodoo sympathizers and practitioners. “If you speak badly about Voodoo, you risk being threatened with going to court because some Voodoo practitioners are top officials,” says Rev. Varnel Jeune, director of Radio Lumiere, the nation's influential evangelical radio station. “Voodoo is everywhere in Haiti.”
Because of its official status as a state-sanctioned religion, Voodoo ceremonial marriages are legally recognized and Voodoo practitioners have been known to conduct marriages to dead people, Jeune told Charisma. “I would say to the church in America: Please pray for Haiti!” Jeune pleads. “I believe in the future of the church in Haiti because Jesus has promised to build His church. There is much darkness in our land … but the light will come, of that I am sure.”
Freie Vachon's testimony is proof that the Holy Spirit can turn the foulest darkness to light. “The Voodoo power is brutal,” says Vachon, a former Voodoo priest. “When those demons possess a person, that person can do anything. You need to make a sacrifice … demons want blood.” For Vachon, the ultimate goal was to sacrifice a Christian girl. But, Vachon testifies, he was hit by the power of God, came to faith in Jesus, and began proclaiming Christ.
No longer does Voodoo have a hold on him. Instead, the Holy Spirit is his source of strength. “I know that the real power is in Jesus,” he says, “not in Voodoo.” 3 Julian Lukins is a freelance writer based in California. He traveled to Haiti to compile this report.
In Haiti, poverty, AIDS and family breakdown all have their roots in the national occult religion. Voodoo's destructive influence extends beyond the spiritual realm and into the physical lives of Haiti's vulnerable people. Many Haitians actually fear prosperity because they are terrified their good fortune will attract the jealous attention of others-and make them a prime target for a curse, says Dr. Hubert Morquette, a Haitian humanitarian worker with World Relief. Subdued by such oppression, many Haitians are reluctant to acknowledge if they are healthy or doing OK, he says. In response to the question Kijan ou ye?-”How are you?”-most prefer to use the Creole phrase pa pi mal, literally, “not worse.” To admit otherwise could be to invite a curse.
Immersed in this culture of fatalism, Haitians suffer from very low self-esteem, fueled by the knowledge that their nation is the poorest and least developed outside Africa. AIDS is a national crisis, rife among the most sexually active age group: 15- to 49-year-olds. However, Haiti's churches are taking the initiative. Mobilized and trained by Baltimore-based World Relief, young volunteers in Haiti's churches are spreading the dual message of abstinence and marital fidelity through a network of anti-AIDS clubs.
As a result, thousands of young Haitians have made public pledges of abstinence before their peers and churches. “It is a very spiritual ceremony in which we ask each young person to publicly take a stand in front of the assembly of the church,” explains 23-year-old Marckenzy Deteriere, a World Relief staffer in Port-au-Prince. “A young person is responsible before God and himself. There is no control, no pressure from us.
“We remind them: 'When you make a vow, you have to keep your promise before God. Think about the vow you are making … think before you take the vow and not afterwards.' We read Proverbs 20:25: 'It is a trap for a man to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider his vows'” (NIV).
Deteriere reflects: “Our society would make a young person feel ashamed for being abstinent. We encourage youth to stand up and say: 'Yes, I am going to be pure. I am going to be set apart for God, and I am not ashamed.'” Sexual exploitation of children is another ugly reality being addressed by local churches with the support of World Relief, the humanitarian arm of the National Association of Evangelicals in the U.S.
Child sex workers are known as Degaje-a derogatory term that refers to being in survival mode. “Many girls in our cities, and even in our churches, practice prostitution,” says World Relief's Philippe Nicolas. “Their parents are desperate for food, so they encourage their 15-year-old daughters to have sex to bring in money. It's a desperation trade.” In response, World Relief equips and mobilizes local churches to distribute food and provide tuition scholarships to at-risk children in Haiti's slums.

Julian Lukins is a freelance writer based in California. He traveled to Haiti to compile this report.

Some Voodooists may have pictures of Jesus, a Bible, Crucifixes, holy water from a church and statues of saints on their altars. Voodoo is a combination of Paganism and Christianity, and Voodooists think that this is OK....but is it?


Don't take my word for it...here are the Bible verses I found that don't jibe with what Voodooists believe. Get a Bible, look them up for yourself. Get a glass of milk and some cookies, because it's going to take you a while.

Verses of The Bible That Condemn Worship of Other gods/idols, and verses that affirm followers of YHVH worship him aloneBefore you think you can worship any old deity that floats your boat, maybe you better read these:

Genesis 35:2-4, Exodus. 20:3-5&23, 22:20, 32:8-29 (golden calf, Egyptian idol Aipis, god of nature) 34:13-14 Lev. 18:21, 19:4, 20:27, 26:1 Numbers 25:2-5 Deuteronomy 4:15-19, 4:23-29&35 4:7-9, 6:4-5, 6:14-15, 7:4-5&25-26, 8:18-20, 9:12&16, 9:20-21, 12:2-5&12, 13:30-31, 16:22, 13:6-9, 13:12-15, 17:3-5, 18:9-10 & 14(observers of times, astrologers), 27:15, 29:16-18, 26-27, 30:17-18, 31:16-17, 31:20-21, 32:12, Joshua 23:7-8 & 11 24:14-17 24:20-24, Judges 2:2-3, 2:10-15 & 19-20 3:7-8, 5:7-8 6:25-28, 8:33-34, 10:6-16, 1 Samuel 5:2-12 (Dagon) 7:3-4, 12:24, 15:23, 2Samuel 7:23-24 (Israel serves YHWH and not the gods of Egypt) 1 Kings 9:6-7(Israel punished for worshiping other gods) 11:1-10&33, 14:9&15, 14:23-24 (Pagan groves condemned), 15:12-13, 16:25-26 (vanities [KJV] = idols in Heb.) 16:31-34, 18:15-40 (Elijah defeats Pagan priests), 19:18 (Ba’al worshipers undesirable) 22:52-53 2 Kings 1:3 (consulting Pagan gods condemned) 5:13 (only YHWH is God), 10:18-28, (Ba’al worshipers condemned), 11:18 15:4 (offering incense in Pagan sacred sites condemned), 16:2-4 (Pagan practices & child sacrifice condemned), 17:7-23 (Israel punished for worshiping Pagan gods), 17:29-41 (serving both YHWH and Pagan gods condemned). 18:3-5 (turning away from Pagan gods), 19:33-35 (Pagan gods did not help Israel), 21:1-16 (Ba’al & idol worship) 21:19-22, 22:15, 23:4-20, 1 Chronicles 5:24-26, 14:12, 16:25-26, 17:20, 2Chronicles 7:19-20 13:7-10, 14:2-3, 15:16, 20:33, 21:13, 23:16-17, 24:7& 18-20, 25:14-15&20, 28:1-5, 28:22-25, 31:1, 32:13-22, 33:3-9&15, 34:3-7 & 25, Nehemiah 9:17-18, 13:1-2, Job 31:26-28 (worship of sun, moon, and stars condemned), Psalms 24:4 (vanity = idols), 31:6, 40:4 (lies =idols or false gods in Hebrew), 96:4 (YHWH comes before idols), 106:28-29 & 35-40 (their own inventions = idols), 115: 2-9, Isaiah 1:29-30, (oaks, Heb. = terebinth, places of Pagan worship), 2:18 & 20, 10:10-11, 19:3-4, 26:13-14 (idols are dead), 31:7, 36:19 (YHWH more powerful than Pagan gods) 37:19, 41:21-24 (cause = idols in Hebrew), idols are nothing, 41:29 idols are nothing, 42:8 & 17, 43:11, 44:5-6 & 9-10 & 17-22 & 24-25 (YHWH thwarts occult practices), 46:1 & 6-7 & 9, 47:9, 48:5, Jeremiah 1:16, 2:5 (vanity = idols), 2:11 (nothing gained by worshiping idols), 2:23 (Baalim pollutes)2:27-28 (idols cannot save), 4:1 (abominations = in Heb., idols) 5:7 (Pagan gods aren’t gods), 5:19, 7:6 & 9, 7:18, 7:30-32 (Tophet = a place of Pagan child sacrifice), 8:1 (worship of stars forbidden), 9:19 (vanities = idols) 10:3-5 & 8-11, 11:12-13 & 17, 13:10, 16:11 & 18-20, 18:15, 19:4-6, 19:13-15 (Tophet = place of Pagan child sacrifice)22:8-9, 25:6-7, 27:9-10 (sorcerers Heb = kashawf,people who practice magic,diviners Heb = kawsam, tells fortunes by lots or a scroll, enchanters Heb. = hawnan, a practitioner of magic), 27:18-20 (queen of heaven = Semiramis, goddess worship forbidden) 29:8, 32:28-30 & 34-35, 43:12-13, 44:3-8, &15-27 (goddess worship condemned!!) 48:6-8 & 35 (HIGH PLACES = Pagan places of worship), 50:2, 51:17-18, Lamentations 1:10 (Pagans cannot worship with followers of YHWH! ), Ezekiel 5:11, 6:3-6 & 9 & 13-14, 7:20 & 24, 8:3 & 5 8:13-17 (Tammuz worship an abomination), 11:18 & 21, 14:3-8, 16:-20 & 36, 18:12 & 15, 20:7-9, 20:16 & 18, 20:23-26 & 31-32 & 39 21:29 22:3-4 & 9(eat upon mountains = Pagan festivals), 30:13, 33:25, 37:23, 44:12-13, Daniel 3:17-18 & 28 (Daniel and his companions did not have to worship Pagan gods), Hosea 2:13, 3:1-4 (Israel’s worship of false gods likened to an unfaithful spouse) 4:12-18, 8:4-5, 10:5-8 (calves of Beth-aven = idols), 11:1-2, 13:1-4, 14:3 & 8 Amos 5:26-27, 8:14, Jonah 2:8 Micah 1:7 Nahum 1:14, Habakkuk 1:11 (Chaldean’s god is Marduk) 2:18-19, Zephaniah 1:3-5(stumbling blocks=idols), 2:11, Malachi 2:11 (Israel not to intermarry with idolaters), Matthew 4:10, Acts 15:19-20, 17:16-25, 19:24-40 (worship of Diana condemned), 17:16 & 29-30, 21:25 (Christians not to worship idols), Galatians 1:8-10 (no other path), 5:20, Colossians 3:5, Romans 11:4 1Corinthians 10 14 & 19-22 (Christians cannot worship Pagan gods and YHWH!) 10:6-7, 12:2 2Corinthians 6:14-18, (Christians not to worship with Pagans), Galatians 4:8, 1Thessalonians 1:9 2Timothy 2:20-21(idols), 1Peter 4:3 1 John 5:21, Revelations 2 14 & 20 & 24 (again, you cannot combine Paganism and worship YHVH!!!) 9:20-21 (idols & sorcery wrong)

And also these verses from the Duterocannon:

1 Maccabees 2:15-25( High Priest Matthias kills Pagan priest and "universalist" Jew rather than worship Zeus idol!)

Verses that condemn occult practices

Exod.. 22:18 (witch = kawshawf Heb. Lierally, he who whispers a spell, a sorcerer, witchcraft condemned ) Num 23:23 Duet. 4:19 (astrology) 13:1-3 (psychics) 18:10-13 & 20-22 (psychics) Joshua 13:22, 1 Samuel 15:23 (witchcraft and idolatry compared to other sins) 1 Samuel 28:3-14 1 Kings 13:33 (first ordination mill, not unlike the Universal Life Church) 2 Kings 9:22 (witchcraft wrong) 4:24 (wizards, idols, familiar spirits) 1 Chronicles 10:13 Isaiah 2:6-8 (fortune tellers, idol worship condemned), 8:19-22, 29:14, 47:11-15 (astrology), Jeremiah 10:9 (work of "cunning men" condemned) Jeremiah 14:14, 23:13, 29:26-27 (people like Crowley and L. Ron Hubbard would have been put in prison) , Ezekiel 12:24, 13:7 & 9, 13:18-24 (condemns talismans; pillows and kerchiefs = amulets), 21:21-23 (false divination) 22:28, 23:7, Micah 5:12-14 (witchcraft and soothsayers) Daniel 2:7-12 (astrologers, psychics failed) Nahum 3:3-4 (witchcraft = sorcery), Zechariah 10:2 13:2 Malachi 3:5 (sorcerers) Acts 16:16-18, 19:11-19 (not everyone who calls on Jesus’ name has authority) 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 (Christians not to eat things offered to idols), 10:28, Galatians 5:20 Ephesians 5:5, James 2:19 (simply claiming to believe in a god is not enough) Rev. 21:8 (sorcerers) 22:15Verses that condemn Demons and evil spirits

Wiccans don’t believe Satan and the devils even exist. The Bible says otherwise. Gen.3:1, 14:15 (serpent,) 4:7 (sin as a personification) 6:1-2&4 (Watchers = fallen agels, demons, the "gods of Modern Wicca") 10:8-9 (Nimrod before [Heb = against] the Lord. Babylonians thought Nimrod was a god) Lev. 17:7 (devils, satyrs Heb.="hairy demons") Deuteronomy 32:17 (devil Heb. shade, evil spirit) Judges 19:22 (wicked men compared to as sons of Belial), 2:12, 1 Samuel 10:26, 12:10, 2Chronicles 11:15 (devils = Heb saweer, literally hairy demons) Psalms Psalm 91 names several demons by name. 91:3 (terror by night = Dever), 91:5 (Hez = arrow head), v. 6 (Reshepth = pestilence, Kitev = noonday devil), 106:37 (devils= Heb. shade, evil spirit) Isaiah 13:21, 14:12-15 (Lucifer, however you chose to interpret it, is clearly against God, and an evil thing) 28:15 & 18 (death=Movet, Canaanite god of the underworld) 34:14 (screech owl=Lilith satyr, Heb. = literally hairy demon), Habakkuk 3:4-5 (pestilence = Dever, name of a demon burning coals Resheb = name of a demon) Matthew 8:16 (demons powerless against Jesus), 6:28-34 , 9;32-33, 12:24-29 (black magic cannot work against devils) 17:17-21, 25:41 (devils condemned to Hell), Mark 1:13, 1:21-34, 3:11 (even the devils fear Christ), 315 (Christians empowered to cast out devils) 3:22-27, 5:2-20 (exorcism) 7:26-30(even Pagans sought Jesus for exorcism),9:14-29, Mark 16:9 (casts 7 devils out of Mary Magdelene), Luke 4:2-13 (Satan fails to tempt Christ), 4:33-36 & 41, 7:21, 8:2, 8:27-40, 9:38-42, 10:17-20 (demons are powerless against Christians), Luke 10:18 (Satan did eventually fall. He too is a demon now) 11:14-28, 13:32 (Jesus gives authority), 22:3 (Judas demonically possessed), 22:31-32 (Satan wants to destroy humankind), John 8:44 (devil is the father of lies), John 10:20, 12:31, 13:27 (Judas demonically possessed), 16:11 (Devil will be judged), Acts 5:3-11 (Satan causes people to sin), 7:40-43, 8:7 (devils cause sickness), 8:9-24 (power of Christ cannot be bought. Simon Magus condemned). 10:38 (devil represses people), 13:6-12 (Paul more powerful than sorcerers). Romans 16:20 1 Corinthians 5:9-11 (Christians cannot keep company with idolaters) 6:9, 2Corinthians 2:11, 4:4, 11:14 (Satan can deceive), Ephesians 2:2, 4:27, 6:11-12, 2Thessalonians 2:8-9 1Timothy 4:1, 5:15 (carnal life is evil), 2Timothy 2:26, Hebrews 2:14 (devils are destroyers) James 3:15 (sins are "devilish" Gr. =daimonodes , "demon like") 1Peter 5:8 2Peter 2:4 1 John 2:13 (devil must be overcome) 2:18 & 22 (Antichrists are evil. Wicca based on Crowley’s writings) 3:8-10, 4:3-4 (Antichrists), 2John v.7, Jude v.6 & 9, Revelations 9:11, 12:3-4 & 7-17 (accuser=Satan) Chapter 13 (final Antichrist, whom Crowley was obsessed with, even claiming he was!) 14:9-11 (Beast’s followers condemned!) 18:2, 19:2 (Beast’s followers condemned) 20:1-3, (demons condemned) 20:7-10 (deceiver)

WOW! That's a pretty big chunk of the Bible!

You’d have to really ignore a lot of the Bible to get around all these verses!!! You might want to blow the dust off of your and actually read it! Get a good commentary such as Adam Clarke’s Commentary. An application called "E-Sword" is free and very useful for studying the Bible. You can even get things like Strong’s numbers and Scofield’s notes (these are good things. If you can dismiss this much of the Bible, you obviously don't believe in it as a holy scripture.


If you think Judeao-Christian God does have power, that He does care, that He did preserve His word, then you better re-examine your life! I know I did!

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Haiti at the Cross
By George Thomas
CBN News Sr. Reporter

CBN.com – PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - From a distance, the tiny tropical island of Haiti looks like a great vacation destination. Tropical weather, sandy beaches, green valleys and breath-taking views offer visitors a taste of heaven on earth. But the closer you get, the more this heaven on earth feels and looks like hell on earth.

CBN News asked Eris Labady, a pastor who oversees 15 churches, how he would describe Haiti today. Labady replied, “A sick nation who needs a doctor." Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere, and is getting poorer every day. Half the population is undernourished. One in five children dies before he or she reaches five. The majority in the country do not even have access to clean water. Dr. J. L. Williams, an American based in North Carolina, has ministered the Gospel in Haiti for 30-plus years. Dr. Williams is the CEO of New Directions International. He said, “It went from this incredible place of prestige, a place of beauty, to what it is today -- just almost a barren, lifeless island.”

It is an island where hopelessness and despair are captured in the faces of needy Haitians.One Haitian girl said, “Our life is so difficult here. We have lost hope in all earthly solutions to Haiti's problems.” Many had pinned their hopes on Haiti's experiment with democracy, but that too has failed to produce much of anything. Still, the man in charge of running this country, Prime Minister Gerard Latortue, is optimistic about the future, despite his country's catalogue of problems.

Latortue said, "We know that democracy is difficult to implement, but we know there is nothing better than that."Yet the nation's top evangelical leader says there are deeper issues that plague his nation.Chavannes Jeune is the pastor of Mission Evangelical Baptist Church. When asked if he felt that Haiti is cursed, he replied, “Yes, because our forefathers, when they were celebrating their independence, dedicated Haiti to a voodoo spirit.” Haitians made a blood pact with the devil 200 years ago, after a witch doctor by the name of Boukman dedicated the island to Satan.

Labady was asked what impact voodoo has had on his country. He responded, "The result is all around us." According to Labady, voodoo permeates every level of Haitian society. CBN News got a glimpse into this dark world where African witchcraft mixes with Catholic rituals. A voodoo priest asserted, “Voodoo and the spirits on these walls have more power than the God of the Gospels, and all this power is now in me, and I can give that power to those who want it!”CBN News asked the priest, “So these are kind of demonic spirits on the wall?” The priest responded,“Yes!”

Lesly is one of the voodoo priests. But Lesly is not his real name; he says that is only his spirit name. Lesly runs a voodoo temple on the outskirts of the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince. He says that for the last three decades he has tended to the desperate needs of many Haitians. He said, ”Many come to me with all kinds of sickness. Some have evil spirits in them. They ask me to solve their problems, and I do. I also help them get voodoo spirits that can look after them in the future.”

In between gulps of Haitian moonshine, which he said helps to calm the other spirits roaming inside him, Lesly tried to sell our CBN News reporter a voodoo spirit.CBN News asked, “How much does it cost to buy a spirit?” Lesly responded, ”To buy a good spirit will cost you five, eight, maybe 25,000 Haitian dollars. It all depends on how powerful a spirit you want. Now, if you want to take a spirit with you home to America, you have to pay in American dollars!”

Our reporter was clearly not interested in buying a voodoo spirit. But many Haitians are, and they are paying lots of money for these spirits. We found a man at a major intersection in downtown Port-au-Prince singing about the voodoo spirits he bought, and who now rule his life.The man said, “Voodoo is everything to me. The spirits help me survive in my country, and I love to sing about them.”There is a saying in this country that Haiti is 70 percent Catholic, 30 percent Protestant, and 100 percent voodoo. But things are changing. An army of believers says it is enough that for 200 years this nation has suffered under the curse of voodoo.Spearheading that change is Pastor Jeune, Haiti's most prominent evangelical leader. On most days, you will find him traveling around the island with one goal in mind.

Pastor Jeune said, “What we are trying to do to our country is to claim it back for the Lord.”Thousands of Christians are joining that campaign with fervent prayer and fasting.Church attendant Reginald Estarid said, "Second Chronicles 7:14 says that if my people [will] humble themselves and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear them and will forgive their sins and heal their land. That's what I am clinging to today for my nation.” Last Easter, when Haiti's former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide officially declared voodoo as a religion, "...that become a galvanizing event that woke up the Christians in a special way,” said Dr. Williams.Weeks later, thousands of Christians began earnestly praying to see victory over voodoo. They held rallies officially declaring Haiti for Jesus.

In one rally, Dr. Williams declared, “This is the blood of Christ, and we lift it up tonight."This past week, Pastor Jeune and Dr. Williams held another series of prayer events called "Haiti at the Cross." It included the first-ever Christian prayer convocation at the Haitian White House. It was led by the president of Promise Keepers USA, Dr. Tom Fortson.Dr. Fortson said, "God wants to show himself strong here in Haiti. He wants to demonstrate His power, and what better place in all the world to demonstrate who He is, by changing the situation here in Haiti.”

Rumor has it that former president Aristide used the Haitian White House to hold voodoo celebrations, making this week's event of Christians gathering and praying in the presidential White House all the more historic.Dr. Williams said, “And so to have it, as it were, swept clean by the presence, by the prayers, by the praises of God's people, is historic beyond comprehension.”Other "Haiti at the Cross" events included a four-day Promise Keepers-style outreach to the men of Haiti.

Haitian pastor Daceus Abcoste said, “Men hold the keys to my country's future. When men understand the Godly roles in their families and in their communities, then they will see how God will use them mightily to overthrow the kingdom of the devil and replace it with the Kingdom of Jesus Christ!”Today, Haitian Christians are becoming catalysts for spiritual change in their country. Edmond Chantal said, “God has put a burden on my heart to bring my country to the foot of the cross because I know that only God has the solution to our problems.”

According to Pastor Jeune, the evangelical community is experiencing tremendous growth, and now makes up 42 percent of the population. He says, “Haiti is on the brink of revival."And Christian radio is playing a significant role in that revival. With equipment donated by CBN, Radio Luimer, Haiti's largest evangelical radio station, reaches every corner of the country with the Gospel.Radio Luimer director Varnel Jeune said, “We get a number of calls from voodoo priests who want to serve Jesus Christ and not the devil. We praise God when we get such calls, because it is often dangerous to go and witness directly to these voodoo practitioners. Radio allows us to reach them right into their homes.”

Pastor Labady said that the key to turning his country around is Jesus. He said, “Our people need to come to realize that this country has a problem, [and] there is someone who can solve it, and that's Jesus!”Back at the Prime Minister's office, a group of Haitian and American Christians gathers to present the leader of the country with a Bible, and to speak a blessing over the nation. Prime Minister Latortue said, “I believe Christianity has a big role, and has had also in the past a big role, and even for tomorrow, in order to free Haitians from hunger, from unemployment, God only could help us. That's why one thing I'll ask you: in your prayers, think about me, think about the members of my government, think about the Haitian people -- because we are fighting a difficult task, and only your prayers could help us to reach the objectives we want to reach.”


According to Robert Tallant, author of The Voodoo In New Orleans, he had voodoo oils chemically analyzed, and found out the following:

Lover's Oil = Strawberry Essential Oil

Flying Devil Oil = Oilve Oil + Red Pepper

Black Art Oil = Motor Oil

He also found out Jinxing Powder was just itching powder that kids use in practical jokes.

Yep, that's all there was to them! I've also discovered Voodoo stores and suppliers sell things like Baby Oil under many names, including Altar Oil. They even sell MOUTHWASH in tiny bottles calling it a Voodoo oil!

Vesta Powder is just flash powder. Superstitous and uneducated people thought that when the Voodoo priest or priestess threw it on a fire and it flared up that it was somehow magic!

No matter how you try to dress it up, it all amounts to this:

10-03-2012, 04:27 AM
"2011 NOV. Milwaukee, WI Two Satanists were arrested for the ritual stabbing of a man during a "Satanic Sex Ritual" that, according to the victim, "got out of hand". The two women — Rebecca Chandler, 22, and Raven Larrabee, 20 — were arrested on 11-10-2011 and held on $150,000 bond and a $100,000 bond, respectively. According to a search warrant affidavit posted on The Smoking Gun website, the 18-year-old victim, Ruben Vati, met Chandler online and traveled by bus from Phoenix to Milwaukee to meet her. When he arrived, the young man told police, he was bound and stabbed for two days. he suffered over 300 stab wounds in all, but incredibly managed to survive the ordeal. Vati suffered stab wounds when the consensual sex "got out of hand," (now that's an understatement!) the affidavit said. Vati enjoyed the sex at first, but not the hundreds of stabs in his arms, neck, face, back and legs that followed, apparently. Police followed the trail of blood to the apartment after Vati called 911 from a nearby intersection."I think you are here looking for me," Chandler reportedly told the police. He later posted about the incident on Facebook, but only managed one word: "stitches".The affidavit also says police found a book titled "The Necromantic Ritual Workbook" by Leilah Wendell which promises to enable a reader to “share consiousness with the Angel of Death", and an "Intro to Sigilborne Spirits." , among other occult books. They also found a purportedly humorous book titled "A Werewolf's Guide To Life", because, hey, even would be Satanic human sacrificers have a sense of humor, ya know. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Huffington Post, AP, The Smoking Gun)"

I found this womans facebook page by looking up the names and reading websites here: http://backwardmessages.wordpress.com/2011/11/10/investigative-reporters-uncover-sex-crazed-werewolf-roommates-in-milwaukee-or-not/

She states:

"Before I continue I will go over some facts for you all.
1: Neither me or Chandler are Wiccan. Neither of us hate men. I'm neutral to both genders.

2: No sex was involved in the incident. Not even fetishes of any kind. There is no sexual stimulation from the toture. Wrap you minds around that.

3: Nothing occult or Satanic happened during the incident. (Police assuming books found in my room had something to do with it because of the few true cases of delusional retards, the room where the incident did NOT occur.) Seriously for all the religious folk readying pitchforks, sorry but it is all media scare.

4: Fuck the media at first. They cut my "interview" in order to make it more shocking. Almost as stupid as the report of the dog being injured during the incident. In before they take this and edit it and spread it. If anyone wishes to copy paste(or link this) make sure you paste it all to prevent the media from twisting things.

5: My esoteric studies do focus upon Thelema, Rosicrusianism, Goetic magicks, connections with the Elohim, Ceremonial magicks, Sigil work "Tulpas" or thought servitors, Qabalah and finally demonolatry. To say the least I do fall on the left-hand path, my aspirations, my goals, I'm self serving. Many of the above were already intuitive to me. "


10-03-2012, 04:53 AM

Neopagans, Occultists, and just about anyone who isn't a Christian blame Christians for everything short of a rainy day. Oh wait, I forgot global warming. Make that everything.

While Neopagans and most garden variety occultists and "freethinkers" profess religious "tolerance", the evidence doesn't add up. It's not uncommon to see the word "Christian" spelled "xtian", "xian", or "christian" on Wiccan, Neoapagan, and various occult webpages and newsgroups. Calling a Christian a "xtian" is really no different than calling a member of the Jewish faith a "kike", if you stop and think about it. One Satanist webpage once featured the topic "Why Do You hate Christians So Much?", to which were given various reasons by the posters, including one fellow who said Christians had invented slavery (!). They didn't event slavery, btw, Pagans did, read a history book. Whatever the reason for hating Christians, it isn't a good reason. Yes, there have been pedophiles who became ministers and priests just so they could be in close proximity to children. But this is also true of teachers, camp counselors, pediatricians, nurses, people who own toy stores, comic book stores, video arcades, ice cream trucks, scout leaders, people who go to nudist colonies, social workers, juvenile justice workers, etc. etc.. Yet no one ever shakes a finger at members of these professions as all being "evil" with a blanket assumption the way the Neopagan/Occult followers do "xtians".

Because of the so-called "Burning Times" (the facts of which are distorted. see "Burning Times" link under "Wicca" in the menu to the left), Christians are constantly villanized for 40,000 people that were killed over a 500 year period. And yet an estimated 20 million people were killed by the Chinese Communist government. Where's all the outrage against China? Or Russia? Or Germany? Or Cambodia? Could the rage of the "Burning Times" merely be just an excuse to hate Christians? Yes indeed!A lot of the hate against "xtians" probably stems from a.) personal experiences and b.) libido (admit it). The first one would have to be debunked on a person by person basis, which I can't do here. If some "xtian" mistreated you at some point in your life, I apologize on behalf of all us "xtians" for their actions. Keep in mind not everyone claiming to be a Christian is one, and even Jesus Christ himself said so. The later reason isn't a valid reason. No one's forcing you to keep the 10 commandments if you're not a Christian. Christian codes of morality are really no more severe than other religions (Read the "Moral Compass" page)

Since we never run out of hearing and reading about all the awful things "xtians" do, I think I should take time here to remind people that there are actually some good "xtians" out there too. A lot of them, in fact. Here's a list in no particular order of some folks who are Christians. No, this isn't a list of every person who called themselves a Christian that ever lived, good or bad, nor is it intended to be. But since there is so much negativity about Christians out there, I think people need to be reminded Christians aren't the epitome of everything evil.

And now here's some of those "awful xtians"....


Sir Issac Newton (1642-1727)Did more than have an apple fall on his head, he made astounding discoveries about light, gravity, invented Calculus, and theorized that artificial satellites could be put into orbit. His 3 laws of motion are STILL used today! Yep, he was a Christian. Oh, and he even tried alchemy and the occult. It took him 20 years to realize it was a huge waste of time. When he finally realized it though, he quit and stuck with Christianity. Maybe some of you could learn from him?

Craig Paterson - Philosopher and writer on bioethics

Neils Bohr, Atomic scientist,(Lutheran),

Dr. Elver Hodges (1912- ) Agronomist, Research Scientist. Worked on 40 years of research data at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Science, advancing the Florida livestock industry. In the 1940's, Hodges introduced Pangola grass (known as "the Cadillac of grasses) to Florida, and copper to fertilizers, revolutionizing the Florida cattle industry. Hodges worked for the University of Hawaii, the University of Florida, and also did research in Malowi, Africa. When asked if his study of science ever conflicted with his faith in God, he said "If you believe nothing, and you are what you believe, then you are nothing." and "I believe in the very first verse of the Bible, so if I believe God created the Heavens and the Earth, then he can also allow a man to walk on water." (Methodist, Sunday School Teacher)

Louis Pasteur, the Germ Theory of Disease, (Catholic),

Galileo Galilei astronomer, (Catholic),

Antoine Laurent Lavoisier; revolutionary chemist (Catholic),

Johannes Kepler ;motion of the planets theory(Lutheran)

Michael Anderson shuttle pilot (Columbia) and astronaut devoted Christian who attended Grace Community Church,

Nicolaus Copernicus theory of the Heliocentric Universe Catholic (priest),

Michael Faraday;Classical Field Theory (Sandemanian),

Robert Spaemann - philosopher

Karl Stern - German Jewish convert, psychiatrist

Ren� Girard - historian, literary critic and philosopher

Max Planck (1858-1947) Founder of Quantum Physics

Arthur Compton (1892�1962) Nobel Prize in Physics & deacon in the Baptist Church

Georges Lema�tre (1894-1966) Roman Catholic priest who first proposed the Big Bang theory. Imagine that...the Big Bang Theory was postulated BY A CHRISTIAN!

Theodosius Dobzhansky (1900-1975) Russian Orthodox geneticist who criticized young Earth creationism in an essay, "Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution," and argued that science and faith did not conflict.

Dmitri Egorov (1869�1931) Russian mathematician who made significant contributions to the broader areas of differential geometry. He was an Imiaslavie who defended religion during the Soviet era. In 1930 the Soviets arrested and imprisoned him as a "religious sectarian." He died of a hunger strike in protest.

Simon C. Morris (born 1951) A British paleontologist who made his reputation through study of the Burgess Shale fossils. He was the co-winner of a Charles Doolittle Walcott Medal and also won a Lyell Medal. He is active in the Faraday Institute for study of science and religion and is also noted on discussions concerning the idea of theistic evolution. ,

Francis Collins (born 1950) He is the director of the US National Human Genome Research Institute. He has also written on religious matters in articles and in Faith and the Human Genome he states the importance to him of "the literal and historical Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, which is the cornerstone of what I believe." He wrote the book The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief.

Pierre Duhem (1861�1916) He worked on Thermodynamic potentials and wrote histories advocating that the Roman Catholic Church helped advance science.

Rick Husband Columbia Shuttle pilot and astronaut devoted Christian who attended Grace Community Church.

Aldert van der Ziel (1910-1991) He researched Flicker noise and has the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers named an award for him. He also was a conservative Lutheran who wrote The Natural Sciences and the Christian Message.

Ian Barbour (born 1923) A physicist who wrote Christianity and the Scientists in 1960, and When Science Meets Religion ISBN 0-06-060381-X in 2000. For years he taught at Carleton College, Michał Heller (born 1936) He is a Catholic priest, a member of the Pontifical Academy of Theology, a founding member of the International Society for Science and Religion.' He also is a mathematical physicist who has written articles on relativistic physics and Noncommutative geometry.

Sir Robert Boyd (1922-2004) A pioneer in British space science who was Vice President of the Royal Astronomical Society. He lectured on faith being a founder of the "Research Scientists' Christian Fellowship" and an important member of its predecessor Christians in Science. He was connected to the University College London.

Arthur Peacocke (1924-2006) Anglican priest and biochemist, his ideas may have influenced Anglican and Lutheran views of evolution. Winner of the 2001 Templeton Prize. He was a Dean at Clare College, Cambridge.

C. F. von Weizs�cker (1912-2007) German nuclear physicist who is the co-discoverer of the Bethe-Weizs�cker formula. Although he aided the Nazis in WWII, after the war he repented of the errors of his ways and bcame a Christian as well as a pacifist. His work The Relevance of Science: Creation and Cosmogony concerned Christian and moral impacts of science. He headed the Max Planck Society from 1970 -1980.

Charles Hard Townes (born 1915) In 1964 he won the Nobel Prize in Physics and in 1966 he wrote The Convergence of Science and Religion.

Allan Sandage (born 1926) An astronomer of Jewish ancestry who converted to Christianity late in life. He wrote the article A Scientist Reflects on Religious Belief and made discoveries concerning the Cigar Galaxy.

Charles Moss Duke, Jr. astronaut, Brigadier General, USAF, Ret. - Lunar module pilot of Apollo 16, April 16-27, 1972. He is an active speaker and Christian lay witness and President of Duke Ministry For Christ.

That Guy That Invented Post-It� Notes

Art Fry, inventor of Post-it� NotesCame up with the idea while trying to find a way to mark his Hymnal in church. He says they were NOT an accident, as urban legend says, but he deliberatley set out to create them. You might be thinking "Big deal!", but what have you invented lately????

John Polkinghorne (b. 1930) Anglican priest who wrote Science and the Trinity (2004) ISBN 0-300-10445-6. Winner of the 2002 Templeton Prize.

Ghillean Prance-(b.1937) A noted botanist involved in the Eden Project Eric Priest (born 1943) An authority on Solar Magnetohydrodynamics who won the George Ellery Hale Prize among others. He has spoken on Christianity and Science at the University of St Andrews and is a member of the Faraday Institute.

Robert T. Bakker (b. 1945) Paleontologist who was a figure in the "dinosaur Renaissance" and known for the theory some dinosaurs were Warm-blooded. He is also a Pentecostal preacher who advocates theistic evolution and has written on religion!

John T. Houghton - co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and won a gold medal from the Royal Astronomical Society & former Vice President of Christians in Science.

Christopher Isham - Theoretical physicist who developed HPO formalism. He teaches at Imperial College London. In addition to being a physicist, he is a philosopher and theologian.

Stanley Jaki (b.1924) Benedictine who won a Templeton Prize and advocates the idea modern science could only have arisen in a Christian society.

Asa Gray (1810-1888) His Gray's Manual remains a pivotal work in botany. His Darwiniana has sections titled "Natural selection not inconsistent with Natural theology", "Evolution and theology", and "Evolutionary teleology." The preface indicates his adherence to the Nicene Creed in concerning these religious issues.

Francesco Fa� di Bruno (1825�1888) An Italian mathematician most linked to Turin. He is known for "Fa� di Bruno's formula".

George Washington Carver (1864-1943) The original Mr. Peanut! Invented hundreds of uses for the peanut, and thus helped impoverished cotton farmers out of poverty after the civil war. Carver was a religious Christian man who said he could not have created his many inventions had it not been inspiration from God (the Judeo-Christian God).

James Clerk Maxwell; Electromagnetic Field (Presbyterian),

Erwin Schrodinger;wave mechanics theory (Catholic),

Andreas Vesalius new anatomy (Catholic),

Tycho Brahe Astronomer,(Lutheran),

Max Born quantum mechanics (Jewish Lutheran),

Enrico Fermi;atomic physics(Catholic)

Marcello Malpighi;microscopic anatomy (Catholic),

Christiaan Huygens;the Wave Theory of Light (Calvinist),

Carl Gauss (Karl Friedrich Gauss) Mathematical Genius (Lutheran),

Ken Olson - fossil hunter for Museum of the Rockies, discoverer of T-Rex skull #008 - retired Lutheran Pastor

Dr. Paul Mislevy - Agricultural scientist for the Institute of Food and Agricultural Science, author of many papers and articles on agriculture, PhD in Agronomy from the University of Pennsylvania (Roman Catholic)

Anton van Leeuwenhoek ,invented the microscope (Dutch Reformed),

Theodosius Dobzhansky the Modern Synthesis (Russian Orthodox),

John Dalton;the Theory of the Atom (Quaker),

Alexander Fleming Penicillin (Catholic) Josef Pieper, German Thomist
philosopher Trofim Lysenko , Genetics (Russian Orthodox)

Robert Boyle (1627-1691) - important chemist and physicist

Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) - European explorer who reached Americas in 1492

Kenneth H. Cooper - "father of aerobics"

Michael Faraday (1791-1867)

Buzz Aldrin -astronaut, Particpated in the first religious act performed on the moon (Apollo 11) which was the Christian celebration of communion.

Niel Armstrong -astronaut,

James Benson Irwin (1930-1991) , astronaut- Apollo 15, July, 1971 United States Air Force Colonel. He was the founding president of the High Flight Foundation, a Christian inter-denominational evangelical ministry based in Colorado Springs, and also an Ark hunter.

James Clerk Maxwell - influential mathematician and physicist,

Samuel Morse (1791-1872) inventer of Morse Code,

Hugh Ross - physicist,

Francis Schaeffer - theologian and thinker (1912-1984),

Orville and Wilbur Wright - invented the airplane Marshall McLuhan - Canadian philosopher and communications theorist


Sixpence None The Richer

This alternative rock band that hails from the U.K. are all Christians. They even dedicated their first album to God (and says so in the liner notes). Their song titled Breathe Your Name is about God. Yes, Christians can be "kewl".

Billy Preston (1946-2006) Known as "The Brown Beatle". Grammy winning musician, song writer, performer, & session man who's career spanned five decades. He performed with everyone from Elton John to the Red Hot Chilli Pepers. By age ten he was playing keyboards with gospel diva Mahalia Jackson, and two years later, in 1958, he was featured in Hollywood's film bio of W.C. Handy. He was the only musician to have ever worked with both the Beatles and The Rolling Stones. He worked with the Beatles on the Let It Be album and movie. Rembrandt Harmensz Van Rijn- Known as "the painter of the soul " Wolgang Amadeus Motzart- legendary Austrian composer.

TINY TIM The last of the Vaudevillians. He made a big splash in the 1960's with his mondo eukalele act. Best known for his rendititon of Tiptoe Through The Tulips. His marriage to Miss Vicky on The Tonight Show was the highest rated show in history for decades. Even though Anton LaVey thought Tiny Tim's style of music was "Satanic", in reality Tiny Tim was a Christian who read his Bible everyday, and was actually quite conservative in many ways! He publicly professed his Christian faith many times, including on T.V. interviews.

Francis Scott Key (1779-1843) - composer and writer ;"Star Spangled Banner"

Kerry Livgren - formerly with the band "Kansas", contemporary Christian musician,

Christopher Parkening - classical guitarist,

John Tesh - popular jazz musician and TV personality.

Rev. Thomas Andrew Dorsey (1899-1993)"the father of gospel music". Earlier in his life he was a leading blues pianist known as Georgia Tom.

Aretha Franklin "The Queen of Soul", The daughter of Rev. C. L. Franklin, a Detroit gospel singer and clergyman, Aretha began performing on the Midwest gospel music circuit as a youngster and made her first recording when she was 14 years old.By the end of the 1960s Franklin was at her peak as an artist -- with hits including Otis Redding's "Respect", as well as "Chain of Fools" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" -- and had become an African-American icon during the era's turbulent battles over civil rights for minorities and women. In 1987 she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Bob Dylan 60's music icon;

Alice Cooper - 70's Rock Music legend and golf addict. After 15 years of drugs and booze, Mr. Cooper wised up and gave his life back over to Jesus. Cooper's embrace of Christianity was more a return to faith than a coming to faith. "I was pretty much convinced all my life that there was just one God and there was Jesus Christ and there was the Devil," he said in a KNAC.com interview. Oh, and he was never really a Satanist. Deal with it. "You couldn't believe in God without believing in the Devil. I always tell bands that the most dangerous thing you can do is to believe in the concept of the Devil or the concept of God, because you're not giving them full credit. When you believe in God, you've got to believe in the all-powerful God. He's not just God, He's the all-powerful God and He has total control over everyone's life. The Devil, on the other hand, is a real character that's trying his hardest to tear your life apart. If you believe that this is just mythology, you're a prime target because you know that's exactly what Satan wants: To be a myth. But he's not a myth, of this I'm totally convinced. More than anything in the world, I'm convinced of that." -- Alice Cooper, one of those "aful xtians" .

Vanity - Former singer for Prince, and also had a solo career. Vanity says she experimented with both drugs and the occult, but gave them both up when she found Christ.

Smokey Robinson - soul singer, front man for The Miracles and solo career,

Stanford Olsen - opera tenor,

Merle Haggard - Country Music Singer.

Johann Sebastian Bach "The Fifth Evangelist", ironically his Organ Fugue and Ticotta is used in scary movies,

Ray Stevens two time Grammy winner (The Streak, Mississippi Squirel
Revival), owner of Curb records,

Mel Tillis, country music star,

Loretta Lynn, country music legend ("Coal Miner's Daughter")

Robert Hunter (a.k.a George Montalba, Georges Montalba) Hunter/Montalba was an organ virtuoso and Glendale, CA resident who recorded several albums of pipe organ music during 1957-1958. He later went on to work with George Burns and Carol Channing on broadway, in addition to working with Leopold Stokowski, Shirely Temple, Eleanor Roosevelt, Nelson Eddy, Judy Garland, Two Popes, and John & Jacquelyn Kennedy to name a few! His career spanned 60 years. A pretentious wife beating Satanist with a criminal record, who's name bears no mentioning here, later claimed to be Montalba. How pathetic! Hit Thing records has re-released Montalba's recording on CD with liner notes that will hopefull clear up the slander!

U2 Defined Alternative music. Probably the biggest rock band in the world. The Irish quartet have gone on record several times as being Christians.

George Frideric Handel - Composer of "The Messiah" and many other
Church Hymns,

Randy Travis - Country Singer,

Air Supply - 80's Soft Rock band

Charlie Daniels ;Country Music Legend,

Felix Mendelson; Classical music composer of many Christian songs
including "Hark The Herald Angles Sing" (where does all this nonsense that classical music is somehow "Satanic" come from???) Jewish convert to Christianity.

Johnny Cash Grammy Award-winning American country singer-songwriter He sold over 90 million albums in his nearly fifty-year career and came to occupy a "commanding position in music history". Cash is widely considered to be one of the most influential American musicians of the 20th century. The original "man in black", Johnny had a strong faith in Jesus Christ. As a young boy, Johnny had tapped his toes in schoolhouse revivals to the rhythm of guitars, mandolins, and banjos. He'd sung "Shall We Gather at the River?" during baptisms at the "blue hole." He'd been converted at age 12. "A beautiful peace came over me that night. I felt brand new," he recalls. He felt a touch of heaven when he put his cheek against his dying brother Jack's lips and heard him whisper, "I'm going to a beautiful city� I can hear the angels singing." He had his ups and downs, and friend Kris Kristofferson once remarked he was "a walking contradiction". In a behind the scenes look at "The Johnny Cash Show", Cash claims to have "tried every drug there was to try". Cash quit using drugs in 1968. Recommitting to his Christian faith, he answered an "altar call" in Evangel Temple, a small church in the Nashville area, Cash chose this church over many larger celebrity churches in the Nashville area because he said that there he was treated like just another parishioner and not a celebrity. Perhaps "Amazing Grace," written by John Newton after the hard-drinking, profane slave trader found God, best describes the journey of Johnny Cash from the pit of despair to the pinnacle of glory. The record shows that he has more lives than ten cats. He wrecked every car he had for seven years, totaled two jeeps and a camper, turned over two tractors and a bulldozer, sank two boats in separate accidents on a lake, jumped from a truck just before it went over a 600-foot cliff in California, brawled and incurred permanent scars, and drove himself into a wild frenzy many times with drugs.Yet when the raging voices quieted, there was always the "still, small voice" whispering, I am your God. 1 love you. I am waiting."The hand of God," Johnny Cash once said, "was never off me." In all of his wanderings, Johnny could never escape the "hound of heaven," which pursued him from his childhood. He has inspired Musicians from Reba MacIntyer to Nine Inch Nails . In addition to Gospel songs, Cash also recorded a reading of the Bible and appeared at Billy Graham crudases. "There is no person in the world whom we [Ruth and Billy] have more affection for than Johnny Cash," said Billy Graham. Youth for Christ International named him "Man of the Year" in 1979 for helping young people. He attended a Pentecostal church outside Nashville, & received an honorary doctorate in humanities from Gardner-Webb College, a Southern Baptist school in North Carolina. Johnny Cash, one of those "awful xtians".

Dave Mustaine frontman for Megadeath, kicked cocaine and found Christ.

Brian "Head" Welch, guitarist formerly with Korn.

Randall Franks blue grass legend, designated the "Appalachian Ambassador of the Fiddle."

Moya "M�ire" Brennan - recoding artist, lead singer of the Celtic group Clannad.

Mark Farner -singer, guitarist and songwriter, best known as the lead singer and guitarist for Grand Funk Railroad, and later as a Contemporary Christian Musician. ;

Richie Furay-singer, songwriter, and guitarist who is best known for forming the 1960s band, Buffalo Springfield. He's now a minister;

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Sir Alec Guinness (1914-2000) best known for his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars. He was one of the few cast members who believed that the film would be a box office hit and negotiated a deal for two percent of the gross, which made him very wealthy in later life. Guiness used to consult Tarot cards in one point in his life prior to that, until one day he decided the cards, with their spades, cups, Heriophant, and such mocked the life of Jesus. He then burned the cards and later converted to Roman Catholicism ( from X-Rated, by Michael Munn, pg 93).

Ron Harper - Actor Planet of the Apes T.V. series, "Uncle Jack" on Land of the Lost, The Glass Cage

John Heidenry "The Counterpoint of View"; Dearly Beloved,

andrew j. offutt; author of "For Value Received" and many others,

Joan Bernott "The Test-Tube Creature, Afterward",

David Kerr "Epiphany for Aliens"; Firstprint

Robert Picardo; TV and Film actor Star Trek Voyager, The Howling, Total Recall

Katherine Kurtz The Adept series; Deryni series; The Legends of Camber of Culdi series (Including Camber of Culdi, which won the Balrog award in 1992.); Knights of the Blood,

Mervyn Peake Born in China in 1911, the son of a Congregational missionary doctor. Gormenghast trilogy: Titus Groan; Gormenghast; Titus Alone.Also wrote poetry, and created works of art.

Roger Delgado (Roman Catholic)British actor that played "The Master" on Dr. Who. His devilish looks got him frequently cast as a villain, and he appeared in many noted British action-adventure TV series of the 1960s, including The Avengers, The Champions, Danger Man, The Saint, The Power Game, Crossfire and Randall and Hopkirk . He also appeared alongside Bing Crosby and Bob Hope in The Road to Hong Kong. Born in Whitechapel in the East end of London, he was rasied Roman Catholic and attended the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, a Roman Catholic secondary school in Holland Park. In an interview, Dr. Who cast member John (Dr. Who #3) Pertwee once recollected the irony of Delgado being cast as arch-villan "The Master" because he was in reality a good, moral, and polite man (which are traits of Christians).

Mike Nelson Riftrax, host and head writer of Mystery Science Theater 3000,

Donna Farley,(Greek Orthodox) author Stories include: Astronomical Odds; Father Vadim's Angel; It Must Be Some Place; Light One Candle; The Passing of the Eclipse; Wizards; Orthodox-themed works include: Cold Hands, Warm Heart and the poem The Geography of Prayer,

Nick Mamatas [Greek Orthodox] Over 10 published short stories; his novel Northern Gothic (2002) nominated for the Stoker Award; collection: 3000 MPH (Prime Books, 2003); novel: Move Under Ground (Night Shade Books, 2004); Greek Orthodoxy plays a major role in his story "Time Of Day" (published in 2002 by Strange Horizons)

Pierre Boulle, French author of Planet of the Apes and also other works such as The Bridge Over the River Kwai

Yevgeny Ivanovich Zamyatin Orthodox Russian novelist, playwright, short story writer, and essayist, whose famous anti-utopia "My" (1924, "We") prefigured Aldous Huxley's Brave New World (1932), and inspired George Orwell's 1984 (1949).

Rand and Robyn Miller Creators of the Myst CD-ROM game and associated books. (Pictured here is Rand as "Artus".)

Stephen R. Lawhead Raised in a Conservative Protestant church; attended Northern Baptist Theological Seminary. Considered one of the most successful writers among the relatively few mainstream SF/F writers who are Evangelicals Avalon; The Celtic Crusades series; Byzantium; The Songs of Albion series; Pendragon Cycle series; Dream Thief; Empyrion series; Dragon King trilogy; Howard Had a Spaceship.

Randall Garrett [Ordained]; Brain Twister; The Gandalara Cycle I; The Gandalara Cycle II; Return to Eddarta; The River Wall; The Search for Ka

Alexandra E. Honigsberg [In 1996 Honigsberg was a priest candidate in the Old Catholic Church at Union Theological Seminary. ] Awakening: A Symphony, Borne on a River of Tears (written with David M. Honigsberg, her husband who is a Rabbi); Death's Doorstep,

Jeff Duntemann [Active member in Old Catholic movement] The Cunning Blood. Many of his s.f. stories have Catholic themes, incl. Guardian, which was on 1981 Hugo Awards ballot, as well as: Our Lady of the Endless Sky; Bathtub Mary; Drumlin Boiler. Other stories include: The Steel Sonnets; Inevitability Sphere; Cold Hands; Guardian; Ariel; Silicon Psalm; Marlowe; Borovsky's Hollow Woman; STORMY vs. the Tornadoes.

Bram Stoker author of Dracula; despite rumors, he was never a member of the occult farce known as The Golden Dawn and was in fact a Christian.

Ross Pavlac Former Unitarian and agnostic who is now a Methodist, Produced Avenging Aardvark fanzine. Major Sci-Fi convention organizer.

Kij Johnson Star Trek, the Next Generation #38: Dragon's Honor; stories include "Canine Intervention", "Fox Magic", "Last Dance at Dante's", more.

Bill Myers [Myers received a degree in applied management business administration from Dallas Baptist University and is a Baptist himself] McGee and Me! series; Forbidden Doors series; Bloodhounds series; Incredible Worlds of Wally McDoogle series; Fire of Heaven,

Jefferson Scott Virtually Eliminated; Fatal Defect: A Genetic Thriller; Terminal Logic

Sigmund Brouwer (Baptist) young adult fiction, such as: Sports Mystery series; CyberQuest; The Ghost Rider; Winds of Light, Wings of Dawn; The Weeping Chamber; Blood Ties; Double Helix; Magnus,

Karel Capek;Celebrated Czech novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright. Famous for R.U.R., early s.f. story that coined the word "robot."

Connie Willis Lutheran; Congregationalist Doomsday Book (1992; also Locus Award 1993) [Ranked 12th on the ISFDB Top 100 Novels list.], and many other books; Gene Wolfe - several books including Book of the New Sun Tetralogy [Ranked 87th in the Internet Top 100 Survey, Cooke, Oct. 1999.], Wolfe was ranked 5th on the ISFDB Top 100 Authors list. ;


C.S. Lewis The Chronicles of Narina writer was a Christian! Not only that, he wrote some amazing books on theology too, as well as being a college professor! He became an athiest at an early age but eventually regained his faith when a friend convinced him Christianity wasn't history, Christianity was the thing that writes history.Well that was enough to convince Lewis, and the rest is history. DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF MERE CHRISTIANTY HERE!

John Henry Newman � Master of English prose (Apologia Pro Vita Sua), and poetry,( Lead, Kindly Light and The Dream of Gerontius) He became a Catholic priest and later a Cardinal

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carrol, A Tale of Two Cities, etc.

Joseph Pearce English literary scholar and critic

Jonathan Swift Gulliver's Travels,

Charles M. Schultz creator of the Peanuts comic strip.

Dame Edith Sitwell �English poet

Dr. Seuss Fantasy-laden children books, incl. Daisy - Head Mayzie The Cat in the Hat; How the Grinch Stole Christmas!; Horton Hears a Who!; If I Ran the Circus; Green Eggs and Ham; The Lorax; many more,

Henri Ghion - French poet and critic

Ken McCullough "Chuck Berry, Won't You Please Come Home"; "His Loneliness, The Winner"; "The Legend of Wick Higgins"; Three Worlds, Three Realms, Six Roads; many poems, A. Parra (y Fegueredo)
"Totenbuch"; other poems and short stories,

Alexander Pope famous English poet

G.K. Chesterton; author of The Man Who Knew Too Much, How I Found the Superman; The Shop Of Ghosts, - Enormous essayist, poet, writer

Alfred Noyes English poet, best known for The Highwayman

Flann O'Brien - Irish comic writer,

Coventry Patmore - 19th century poet

Vicomte de Chateaubriand The founder of Romanticism in French literature, he returned to the Catholic faith of his boyhood in the 1790s and wrote a famous apology for Christianity, "Genie du christianisme" ("The Genius of Christianity"), which contributed to a post-Revolutionary revival of Catholicism in France.

Charles Williams "All Hallows' Eve" Pellagrini and Cudahy; Descent into Hell; The Greater Trumps; Many Dimensions; The Place of the Lion; Shadows of Ecstasy; War in Heaven,

Lloyd Alexander, The Black Cauldron (Newbery Medal Honor; Child's Study Association for America's Children's Books of the Year)and many other books.

John Bunyan - Pilgrim who made progress in prison,

Harriet Beecher Stowe - Author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, which many credit to aiding in the end of slavery. Fyodor Dostoyevsky Russian novelist of spiritual depth

George MacDonald - Fabled Victorian writer,

John Milton author of "Paradise Lost";

John Patrick Shanley screenwriter and playwright,

Dame Muriel Spark Scottish novelist,

Elena Maria Vidal Historical novelist,

Evelyn Waugh author and novelist

D.B. Wyndham-Lewis English comic writer and biographer

Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly - French 19th century novelist and short story writer, who specialised in mysterious tales that examine hidden motivation and hinted evil bordering the supernatural influenced by his Catholic faith.

Paul Claudel-early 20th century poet and author

Heinrich Bell, German novelist,

Jose Snoj - Slovenian poet, was prohibited to publish his works during the Communist regime, St. John of the Cross � this great mystic, Carmelite priest and Doctor of the Church also wrote some of the most famous Christian poetry in any language.

Christopher Buckley Political satirist who wrote Thank You for Smoking,

William Peter Blatty -- screenwriter and novelist. Best known for the novel The Exorcist and Oscar winning screenplay adapting same

J.R.Tolkien Remember the friend I mentioned who told C.S. Lewis Christianity was cool? Oh yeah, it was Tolkien. So stop trying to find all those "secret clues" in Lord of The Rings to make your spells work. It's not in there.
Danielle Steele - best-selling author

Dorothy Sayers - Mystery writer and apologist, Dante Alighieri - Worldly creator of divine verse. Pope Benedict XV praised him in an encyclical, writing that of all Catholic literary geniuses "highest stands the name of Dante".

Geoffrey Chaucer - Medieval England's greatest storyteller, the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages and author of The Canterbury Tales, he mocks corrupt clergy, but also presents an ideal priest who teaches sound Catholic doctrine in The Parson's Tale

John Donne - Poet of God's love,

George Herbert - England's greatest religious poet,

John Milton - Puritan author of Paradise Lost,

Anne Bradstreet - considered to be "America's first poet",

Isaac Watts - Father of English hymnody,

Charles Wesley - Considered the greatest hymn writer of all time,

Fanny Crosby - Prolific and blind hymn writer

Frederick Buechner; Pulitzer Prize winning author who was also a Presbyterian minister. Best known for A Long Day's Dying, Godric, Brendan, etc

T.S. Eliot - Modernist poet

George Kelly Pulitzer Prize winning playwright

Jack Kerouac - Beat author of On the Road; experimented with Buddhism but later returned to Christianity

Dean Koontz - American popular novelist best known for moralistic thrillers

Rosie Malek-Yonan - author of The Crimson Field

Francis A. Marzen journalist

Elisabeth Langgasser (1899-1950) An influential German Catholic author who the Nazis deemed "too Jewish"

Martin Mosebach, novelist, poet, playwright

Pope Pius II In his younger days he had been a Poet laureate and had written an erotic novel called Eurialus and Lucretia. Later he wrote histories and epistles.

Thomas of Celano; poet and writer

Rumer Godden - author of children's classics The Doll's House, Miss Happiness and Miss Flower, An Episode of Sparrows, etc.

William Shakespear No, he wasn't a Wiccan because he wrote MacBeth (admit it, you've heard that theory touted as "fact"). Nope, the world's greatest playright was a Christian (by the way, if you surfed looking for a picture of Shakespear as many people do, please look at the rest of the site too).


Alan Autry-American actor, politician, and former NFL football player. He is best known for his role as Captain Bubba Skinner on the television series In the Heat of the Night,

Stephen Baldwin; Opera singer and actor Last Exit to Broklyn, Born On The Fourth of July, The Beast, Bio-Dome

Fred Berry- pioneer of break dancing, actor best known for Rerun of What's Happening;

Hugh Beaumont T.V. icon"Ward Cleaver" on Leave it To Beaver. He was a Methodist minister who only acted part time so he could continue to be a minister full time;

Christopher Hewitt - Best known for the title role on the ABC sitcom "Mr. Belvedere". He made his acting debut at age 7 in a Dublin stage production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. In addition to stage plays and TV, he also appeared in several films, including the 1951 crime drama Pool of London and Mel Brook's The Producers. A devout Christian, Hewett served as a deacon at St. Victor's church in West Hollywood.

Dan Biggers- actor best known for his role as Frank "Doc" Robb on the television series In the Heat of the Night. He is also the former Dean of Students at Berry College, Mt. Berry Georgia

Christopher Hewitt - English actor and theatre director best known for his role as Lynn Belvedere on the ABC sitcom Mr. Belvedere. Hewett made his film debut in the 1951 crime drama Pool of London,and also appeared in The Producers. Hewett directed several stage productions including The Marriage-Go-Round and Beyond the Fringe and Camelot. A devout Catholic, Hewett served as a deacon at St. Victor's church in West Hollywood.

Vincent Price - Horror Film Icon, art collector, gormet cook. Price has a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, and is most well known for his appearance in several campy horror films. Price earned a degree from Yale in art history and fine art. He was a member of the Courtauld Institute, London, where he recieved his Master's Degree. Price began his acting career in 1935 and is best remembered for his horror films such as The Invisible Man Returns, The House of Wax, The Last Man On Earth, The Fly, and the original House On Haunted Hill. In between these horror films, Price played Baka in The Ten Commandments. He played many villainous roles in Film Noir genere thrillers like The Web, The Long Night, Rogues' Regiment, and The Bribe. In the 1955-1956 television season he appeared three times as Rabbi Gershom Seixos in the ABC anthology series, Crossroads, a study of clergymen from different faiths. Price also appeared in several Roger Corman cult classics, including House of Usher, The Raven, The Pit and the Pendulum, Tales of Terror, The Comedy of Terrors, The Masque of Red death, The Abomanible Dr. Phibes, and as the inventor in Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands. He was also host of the PBS television series Mystery! Price also had a sense of humor about his sinister image and poked fun of himself on such ventures as 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo. From 1962 to 1971, Sears & Roebuck offered the "Vincent Price Collection of Fine Art", selling about 50,000 pieces of fine art to the general public. Price selected and commissioned works for the collection, including works by Rembrandt, Pablo Picasso, and Salvador Dal�. He and his wife donated over 90 pieces of art to the East Los Angeles College in Monterey Park, California, thus establishing the first "teaching art collection" owned by a community college in the U.S. He converted from Episcopalianism to Roman Catholicism in later life. His family was very active in the Episcopal Church. What, you thought he was a Satanist? MUHAHAHAHAH! He was a Christian!

Candace Cameron; TV and film actress Full House, Boy Meets World, No One Would tell, She Cried No, Night Scream, Make It or Break it, Some Kind of Wonderful

Kirk Cameron; TV actor turned minister Full House, Left Behind film series

Jim Carrey; Actor, comedian, The Truman Show, Eternal Sunshine In The Spotless Mind, Bruce Almighty, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Number 23, etc.

James Caviezel; Film Actor Bobby Jones: Sroke of Genius, The Thin Red Line, The Count of Monte Cristo,

Iris Chacon; Actress, Singer, Entertainer, Dancer. Puerto Rican icon.

Jaileen Cintron;

William Colgate;

Miguel Cotto;

Elvis Crespo;

Andrea Martin comedianne of SCTV fame.

Jennifer Jones Oscar winning actress. Appeared in several films in the 40's-70's including Duel in the Sun, Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, The Song of Bernadette, A Farewell to Arms, Beat the Devil, Angel, Angel, Down We Go (a.k.a Cult of the Damned)and The Towering Inferno In later years was a leader of the Norton Simon Museum.

AGNES MOOREHEAD Actress best known for her role as "Endora" on the '60's ABC sitcom Bewitched. What, you thought she was a Wiccan? <snicker> Nope, she was actually a member of the Methodist Church. According tho the actress who played "Tabitha" on the series, Agnes often read Bible stories on the set in between takes to the children who acted on the show!

Joe English Flemish draughtsman and painter ;

Chad Everett beefcake actor best known for his role as Dr. Joe Gannon on Medical Center (1969-1976), and Centennial miniseries ;

Gerardo; Latin rapper

Clarence Gilyard; Actor Matlock, Walker Texas Ranger, and a college professor

Jeff Gordon;

Amy Grant; Christian recording artist and pop star.
A.C. Green;

Keith Green;

Norman Greenbaum;

M.C. Hammer; 80's rap star who became a minister.

David Hart;

Darren Hayes;

Evander Holyfield; Heavy weight boxing champion.

Mahalia Jackson;

LeBron James;

Marty Jannetty;

Avery Johnson;

Gladys Knight; 70's Motown recording artist (Midnight Train To Georgia)

Michael Landon Jr.; Actor, son of Michael Landon

Tom Lester;

C Hal Lindsey;

Tom Lister Jr.;

Jane Fonda- actress, controversial political activist

Michael Moore - controversial documentary film maker

Dick Smothers Dick Smothers came out of the Bible closet a few years back and admitted he was a Christian in a television interview. Small wonder mom always liked him best! (and for that matter, maybe Tom is one too).

Brian Littrell;

Angel Manfredy;

Brennan Manning;

Pete Maravich; NBA basketball legend. All-time leading NCAA Division I scorer with 3,667 points scored and an average of 44.2 points per game.

Kelly Martin;

Jerry Mathers; 1950's TV icon Leave it To Beaver

Shawn Michaels; American Pro wrestler

Gavin McCloud; TV legend Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Love Boat

Steve McQueen; 60's movie icon and anti-hero, The Towering Inferno, The Magnificent Seven, The Getaway, Junior Bonner, The Thomas Crown Affair, The Reivers, The Sand Pebbles, Le Mans, and many more. McQueen had an unusual reputation for demanding free items in bulk from studios when agreeing to do a film, such as electric razors, jeans and several other products. It was later found out that McQueen requested these things because he was donating them to the Boy's Republic reformatory school for displaced youth. McQueen attended his local church, Ventura Missionary Church, and was visited by evangelist Billy Graham shortly before his death.


Andy Montanez;

Alvy Moore; American light comic actor best known for his role as scatterbrained county agricultural agent "Hank Kimball" on the television series Green Acres.

Mandy Moore; American singer-songwriter, actress and fashion designer.

Tia and Tamera Mowry; Twin actresses Sister Sister

Rich Mullins; American singer and songwriter

Lila Murillo; Venezuelan actress and singer.

Chelsea Noble; American actress who is best known for her role as Kate MacDonald on the American television sitcom Growing Pains.

Larry Norman; American Christian musician, singer, songwriter, record label owner, record producer, writer, playwright, actor, photographer, and humorist, who is credited as "a key figure in the development of contemporary Christian music",

Flannery O'Connor; American novelist, short-story writer and essayist. An important voice in American literature, O'Connor wrote two novels and 32 short stories, as well as a number of reviews and commentaries. She was a Southern writer who often wrote in a Southern Gothic style and relied heavily on regional settings and grotesque characters. O'Connor's writing also reflected her own Roman Catholic faith, and frequently examined questions of morality and ethics.

Carroll O'Connor; Actor, star of "All In The Family" and "In The Heat of The Night" (Roman Catholic)

Jennifer O'Neill; Actress and author; For Love of Ivy, in Rio Lobo, Bare Essence, Cover Up, As a teenager, O'Neill worked as a fashion model and appeared in television commercials and on magazine covers before moving to films. In 2004, O'Neill wrote and published From Fallen To Forgiven, a book of biographical notes and philosophical thoughts about life and existence. The actress, who had an abortion at the age of nineteen, became a pro-life activist and born-again Christian, counseling abstinence to teens. Jennifer O'Neill is also a constant worker for charitable causes, having served as chairperson for the American Cancer Society as well as being a staunch supporter of the Retinitis Pigmetosa Foundation and the Arthritis Foundation. Most recently, she hosts a one hour special for World Vision shot in Africa concerning the HIV epidemic. In addition, she remains actively involved with her childhood love of animals, sponsoring the Jennifer O'Neill Tennis Tournament to benefit the ASPCA, and fund-raiser for Guiding Eyes for the blind.

Ken Osmond; Actor and 50's TV icon best known for his role as Eddie Haskell on the original Leave It to Beaver

Peret; Spanish Roman� (Gypsy) singer, guitar player and composer, and the main representative of Catalan Rumba. Peret represented Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974[1] and performed at the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992.

Jorge Porcel; Comedy actor and television host from Argentina. He was nicknamed El Gordo de Am�rica (America's Fat Guy). Porcel was often considered, along with Alberto Olmedo, one of Argentina's greatest comic actors of the twentieth century

Mark Price; American basketball player who played for 12 seasons in the NBA, from 1986 to 1998. Spending the majority of his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers, his last three years consisted of one season each with the Washington Bullets, Golden State Warriors, and Orlando Magic.

Aaron Pryor;

Michael Redd;

Judge Reinhold;

Cliff Richard;

David Ruprecht; American actor/writer primarily known for his work as host of the Lifetime/PAX game show, Supermarket Sweep. He has hosted the live stage show version of The Price Is Right at casinos in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Mississippi and Connecticut. He has also hosted Family Feud Live. He currently is one of the hosts of the Price is Right Live Stage Show at Bally's Las Vegas. He works alongside Todd Newton and they have both worked alongside announcer Randy West. Ruprecht has guest-starred on over 50 television shows from Three's Company to HBO's True Blood. From 1990 to 1992, he played Dan Ryan on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives. He co-starred in the Broadway and Showtime productions of Perfectly Frank. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Downsize DC Foundation and is a member of the Libertarian Party. He is currently a practicing member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.

David Robinson; American NBA basketball player, who played center for the San Antonio Spurs for his entire NBA career. Based on his prior service as an officer in the United States Navy, Robinson earned the nickname "The Admiral". He and teammate power forward Tim Duncan were nicknamed "The Twin Towers". Robinson was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame along with Michael Jordan, John Stockton, Jerry Sloan, and C. Vivian Stringer[1] on September 11, 2009. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest centers in NBA history.

Jose Luis Rodriguez Gonzolez; Nicknamed El Puma (Cougar) is a Venezuelan singer and actor who has recorded many international super hits and participated in a handful of telenovelas.

Ann B. Davis Yep! Alice from the Brady Bunch is one of us! How can you hate Alice? Be nice and maybe she'll make you some pork chops and apple sauce!

Robert Walker - actor (Strangers on a Train, etc.)

Marie Windsor - Movie actress, painter, and sculptor, best known for her B-movie and Film Noir roles. Freaky Friday (1976), Chamber of Horrors, The Day Mars Invaded Earth, etc., Appeared in over 70 films and several TV shows in the 70's, including General Hospital and The Incredible Hulk.

Elijah Wood - actor

Heather Young - TV star, Land of Giants, etc.,

Roy Rogers cowboy actor who appeared in over 100 films ;

Tim Russert The late host of NBC's Meet The Press;

Alex Sanchez; Boxer

Deion Sanders;

Dorothy L. Sayers; English crime writer, poet, playwright, essayist, translator and Christian humanist. She was also a student of classical and modern languages. She is best known for her mysteries, a series of novels and short stories set between World War I and World War II that feature English aristocrat and amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey. However, Sayers herself considered her translation of Dante's Divina Commedia to be her best work. She is also known for her plays and essays.

Martin Sheen; Apocalypse Now, etc.,

Arnold Schwarzenegger; Body Builder, actor, Govenor of California

John Schneider The Dukes of Hazzard, Smallville founder of Faith Works! ministries;

Earnie Shavers;

Sonny Shroyer Enos, The Dukes of Hazzard,

Michael W. Smith; Sons of the San Joaquin;

Gwen Stefani recording artist, member of No Doubt;

James Stewart Hollywood icon, It's a Wonderful Life, Harvey, also an Air Force General;

Tonea Stewart; Stryper;

A.J. Styles;

Mr. T - 80's TV icon, The A Team, Rocky II,

P.J. Thomas;

Randy Travis country music legend;

Christian Ubber;

Yolanda Vadiz;

Dick Van Dyke TV icon The Dick Van Dyke Show, Diagnosis: Murder;

Jaci Velazquez;

Ken Wales;

Susan Wales;

Andre Ward; American boxer, and is the current WBA World Super Middleweight champion. As an amateur Ward won Gold at the 2004 Summer Olympics in the light heavyweight division, the first American boxing gold in 8 years. He qualified for the Olympic Games by ending up in second place at the 1st AIBA American 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Tijuana, Mexico. Ring Magazine currently rates Ward as the number nine pound-for-pound boxer in the world.

Kurt Warner;

Reggie White;

Buck Williams;

Michelle Williams;

Marcos Witt; Four-time Latin Grammy Award-winning Christian singer and pastor.

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Alfred Hitchcock Mis-identified as an atheist by some. One of the masters of cinema, Hitch was actually a devout Roman Catholic who attended church regularly throughout his life. His film North by Northwest (1959) is listed as one of "The 50 Best Catholic Movies of All Time". It is interesting to note that the three best directors who ever worked in Hollywood, Frank Capra, John Ford, and Alfred Hitchcock, were all practicing Catholics. So much for the idea of the detrimental effects in these times of the Church upon art. "Almost without exception, they [Hitchcock's films, as well as DePalma's, Capra's, Scorsese, Copolla--all Catholics] display a Catholic sense of sin, guilt, atonement and redemption. Their most virtuous heroes struggle with grace as members of a communion of sinners. They seek redemption within a community rather than as individuals, and often salvation is mediated by a loving, self-sacrificing savior." (from Afterimage by Blake)

Yuri (Yuridia Valenzuela Canseco ) Mexican recording artist "Tu Iluminas Mi Vida" ; During the 1980's-1990's Yuri's albums and singles often reached the top of the charts, earning her over 100 gold albums in Mexico alone.

Charlie Zaa;Colombian Latin pop singer

Steven F. Zambo; president of Salty Earth Pictures His credits include Finding Home, Movie Critters Big Picture, The Daze Before Christmas, Thats Easy for You to Say! and The Daily Grind.

Efrem Zimbalist Jr. 77 Sunset Strip and The F.B.I. "Dandy Jim Buckley" on Maverick

Stephanie Zimbalist; The Awakening, The Golden Moment

Willie Aames - former actor ("Eight is Enough") turned "Bibleman"

Corbin Allred - actor, "Robin Hood: Men in Tights"; "Teen Angel"

Billy Barty - actor, famed "Little People" activist, Willow, Sigmund and the Seamonsters, The Bugaloos,

Justine Bateman - actress Family Ties,

Gary Burghoff - actor ("Radar O'Reilly" on M.A.S.H.)

Gary Busey - actor The Buddy Holly Story,

Kirk Cameron - actor, "Growing Pains"

Carl Clarfalio - actor ("The Thing" in Roger Corman's Fantastic Four film)

Lacey Chabert - Actress from "Party of Five"

Anna Chlumsky - Actress Deezer D - Actor on "E.R.", Christian rapper

Clifton Davis - movie star

Hazel Dawn - movie star

Laraine Day - movie star

Mark Deakins - actor "Star Trek: Insurrection", Axum on "Star Trek: Voyager")

Donna Douglas - actress ("Elly May Clampett" on Beverly Hillbillies, Frankie Loves Johnny, Twilight Zone)

Roma Downey - actress on "Touched by an Angel"

Robert Duvall - actor

Aaron Eckhart - movie star ("The Pledge", "Erin Brockovich", "Possession", etc.,

Dale Evans (1912-2001) - actress and Western recording artist,

Demond Wilson Played the son of nutty junkman Fred Sanford on 70's TV hit Sandford and Son. In real life, he's no big dummy! Yes, "Lamont Sanford" of "Sanford and Son" fame is a Christian. Demond left the glitter and glitz of Hollywood and found Jesus. Now he's a minister!

Kim Fields - actress, "Facts of Life"

Rhonda Fleming - movie star

Ryan Gosling - actor ("The Believer", Hercules on "Young Hercules")

Andy Griffith - actor, "Andy Griffith Show", Matlock,

Charlton Heston - actor, "The Ten Commandments", Planet of The Apes,

Tom Hanks - Movie legend, Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump, Castaway,

Dean Jagger - movie star (Academy Award for "Twelve O'Clock High", etc.)

Dean Jones - appeared in several Disney films

Danny Kamekona - actor (popular Hawaiian actor; "Hawaii 5-O"; Miyagi's rival "Sato" in "Karate Kid II")

Richard Kiel - actor; Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me; Moonraker

Carol Lawrence - singer/dancer/actress,

Olivia Newton-John - popular Australian-born singer, actress

Jean Stapleton Played Archie Bunker's tone deaf wife Edith on 70's sitcom All In The Family Stapelton says she often consulted her concordance to look up Bible verses when facing life's problems.

Bruce Marchiano - actor, Jesus in The Gospel According to Matthew

Gavin McLeod - actor, Mary Tyler Moore Show, Captain Stubing on The Love Boat

Terry Moore - Academy Award-nominated actress Come Back, Little Sheba, etc.

Robert Newman - actor, Austen O'Brian - actor on Promised Land

Jennifer O'Neill - actor

Kelly Packard - Wonder Years; Blossom; Step By Step; Baywatch; Boy Meets World

Austin Peck - Soap Opera actor

Della Reese - actress, singer, "Touched by an Angel" Della credits God (the one in the "xtian" Bible) for her miraculous healing, and became a minister. http://www.dellareese.com/html/minst.html

Pat Priest - actress ("Marilyn Munster" on The Munsters TV show; Easy Come, Easy Go w/Elvis Presley)
Judge Reinhold - actor

Mickey Rooney actor, starred in several movies with Judy Garland,

Jane Russell - movie star, Mis-identifiedd by some as a Satanist...probably by confusing her with Jayne Mansfield.

Brittany Murphy film actress and singer Clueless, 8 Mile, Girl Interrupted, voice of Luanne Platter on King of The Hill. Raised a Bapstist, she later became a non-denominational Christian.

Connie Seleca - actress, Nancy Stafford - actress on Matlock, MacGyver,

David Suchet - actor ("Hercule Poirot" on the PBS series Mystery)

Russ Tamblyn - actor (Peyton Place, West Side Story, etc.)

Ben Vereen - actor,

Paul Walker - movie actor; Varsity Blues, Meet the Deedles, The Fast and the Furious, etc.

Loretta Young - movie star Best Actress Academy Award for The Farmer's Daughter

Walker Edmiston (1926 - 2007) Actor and voice-over artist. Hosted L.A. kid's show,"The Walker Edmiston Show" during the '50's & '60's that featured puppets of his own creation. Edmiston appeared on various television programs during the 50s - 80s, including Star Trek, Gunsmoke, Mission: Impossible, Get Smart, Maverick, The Wild Wild West, Dallas, Quincy, Knots Landing, The Dukes of Hazzard, The Bob Newhart Show, Fantasy Island, Green Acres, Batman...and just about all the rest. His voice may be best known as the adult John Boy heard narrating on The Waltons. Edmiston did many television commercials and cartoon character voices, such as Ernie Keebler the Elf and various Kellogg�s characters and also on The Transformers, The Great Mouse Detective, The Smurfs, and The Flintstones, Spiderman, Disney's Gummy Bears, and Jem . Saturday morning wouldn't have been as magical without Edmiston's voice lent to such characters as Sigmund and The Sea Monsters, H. R. Pufnstuf and The Bugaloos and especially Land of the Lost (he played Enik the Altrusian, and Jefferson Davis Collie III, and did all Sleestak voices,). He also did the voice of Tom Riley and many character voices on the Christian children�s radio program, Adventures in Odyssey, for twenty years.

Mister Rogers Hey neighbor...did you know the late Fred Rogers was a Christian? I know, you're thinking, "No! He was too nice! He couldn't have been! NOOOOO!" Ah, but it's true. He even had a Doctrate in Theology to boot!

TV/Movie Producers and Directors

Martha Williamson - executive producer "Touched by an Angel"

John Woo - director, "Mission Impossible II", "Broken Arrow"

Don Bluth - animation director/producer (Land Before Time; Titan A.E.; The Secret of NIMH; etc.)

New Zoo Revue People Remember that kids show from the 1970's? Yep, the actors who played the two main characters are in real life both Christians and very active in the Lutheran Church.

Richard Dutcher - director/screenwriter/actor (Girl Crazy; God's Army)

Kieth Merrill (Academy award-winning IMAX director; "The Great American Cowboy; "Amazon", etc.)

Jerry Molen - movie producer (Schindler's List; Jurassic Park, Twister; Hook; Rain Man; etc.)

Richard Rich - animation director (The King and I; The Black Cauldron)

Ken Wales - producer, "Christy"

Michael Warren - producer, "Family Matters"

Kim Alexis - professional model Al Kasha - film composer, two-time Academy Award winner

Jane Clayson - co-anchor, "The Early Show" with Bryant Gumbel

Howard Finster - former preacher turned artist

Jeff Foxworthy - comedian

Kathie Lee Gifford - television talk show host

Johnny Hart - cartoonist, "B.C." comic strip

Michael Klausman - president, CBS Studio Center Hollywood

Mark Lowry - comedian

Deborah Norvill - "Inside Edition" anchor

Heather Whitestone-McCallum - first deaf Miss America

Michael Gross Mike was the dad on "Family Ties". His sister Mary was on Saturday Night Live in the 80's and was Sabrina The Teenage Witch's teacher. In real life, this brother and sister are (you guessed it) Christians (gasp!). They were so churchy growing up they even used to play Church as kids. And yes, they're still Christians.

Lisa Whelchel Even though Blair on the Facts of Life was a stuck up diva, Lisa is actually a really nice person and family gal (and one of those awful "xtians").
Tom and Ray Magliozzi (a.k.a. Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers) hosts of National Public Radio's "Car Talk" program.


Liliana Chala' Olympic athlete representing Ecuador, 1988 and 1992.

Bryan Clay - Track & Field (Decathlon)2004 Silver Medal winner

Allyson Felix - Track & Field Allyson is not afraid to stand up for her faith, which she says is the most important aspect of her life.

Steven and Diana Lopez - Diana Lopez is following in her older brothers' footsteps. Steven already has two Olympic gold medals in Taekwondo and will be competing with his sister in Beijing.

Sanya Richards - Track & Field

Donny Robinson - BMX (Bicycling Motocross)Donny Robinson won the 2006 National Bicycle League Championship and the 2007 USA Cycling BMX National Championship.

Laura Wilkinson - Platform Diving

Ruthie Bolton-Holifield, Olympic and professional basketball player. Bolton played in the WNBA from 1997 through 2004 with the Sacramento Monarchs. She played collegiately at Auburn University.


George Forman Not only does this ex-heavy weight champ make an awsome grill, but he's a Christian minister! He knocks out the fat and knocks out Satan too!

Chris Byrd; Professional boxer, WBO and IBF Heaveyweight Champion

Vince Russo; Wrestler for WWF and WCW, also a writer

David B. Smith - Kick Boxing Champion and 6th degree black belt, he's also an Anglican Priest and Father of three! Henry Armstrong - World boxing champion

Billy Blanks - Martial Artist, Olympiad,Inventor of Tae Bo

Paulie Ayala-Mexican - American former boxer who is a two time world champion. Ayala is a born-again Christian , and he professed so by thanking God for his success after virtually each one of his fights.

Bob Fitzsimmons-Boxing's First Triple World Champion,

Chuck Norris - actor, martial artist, star of Walker Texas Ranger, appeared in dozens of films including Path of The Dragon, Game of Death, and an early student of Bruce Lee's Jeet Kwon Do, as well as Lee's friend.

Johnny Tapia-five-time world boxing champion. Steve "Sting"

Borden-professional wrestler and actor

Tiger Flowers-first African-American middleweight champion;

Esteban De Jesus - world lightweight champion boxer ;

Jennifer Azzi,collegiate and professional basketball player.

Shane Battier,Houston Rockets

Walter Bond, Dallas Mavericks (1992/93), Utah Jazz (1993/95) and Detroit Pistons (1994/95)

Dee Brown, American basketball player, coach, and commentator, played at Jacksonville University, and in the NBA 1990�2002

Hubert Davis, New York Knicks, Toranto Raptors,was known for his accurate three-point shot. Davis is currently employed by ESPN as a college basketball analyst.

Bryce Drew ,best known for his buzzer-beating shot in the first round of Valparaiso's improbable run in the 1998 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.

Julius Erving a.k.a, "Dr. J", won three championships, four Most Valuable Player Awards, and three scoring titles while playing with the ABA's Virginia Squires and New York Nets and the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers. He is the fifth-highest scorer in professional basketball history, with 30,026 points (NBA and ABA combined). He is well-known for slam dunking from the free throw line in Slam Dunk Contests.Erving was named to the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time team and in 1993 was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. In 2004, he was inducted into the Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame. Many consider him among the most spectacular basketballers ever.

Derek Fischer, L.A. Lakers. His career has spanned more than 14 years. He is one of the most well-respected players in the league and is known for his clutch shooting in NBA Playoffs games.

AC Green , played in more consecutive games than any other player in NBA and ABA history (1,192). He played for the Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, Toronto Raptors and Miami Heat.

Hersey Hawkins, L.A. Clippers, Philidelphia Sixers

Allan Houston, retired American professional basketball player for the NBA, and currently the Assistant to the President for Basketball Operations, for the New York Knicks. Currently Houston spends his time helping different charity and non-profit organizations.

Mark Jackson played point guard for the New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, and Houston Rockets in the NBA in a career spanning from 1987 to 2004. He was previously an NBA analyst for The YES Network's New Jersey Nets games.

Avery Johnson, retired American professional basketball player and former head coach of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks. Johnson is known as the "Little General" for his small (by NBA standards) stature, his leadership skills as a point guard and floor general.

Kevin Johnson , As a basketball player, he was a three-time NBA All-Star and five-time All-NBA selection who holds many records for the Phoenix Suns franchise.[3] At University of California, Berkeley, Johnson had been a two-time All-Pac 10 Conference player who was also an honorable-mention All-American by the Associated Press sportswriters.He is the current mayor of Sacramento, California.

Lisa Leslie , was a American professional women's basketball player in the WNBA for the Los Angeles Sparks.[1] She is a three-time WNBA MVP and a four-time Olympic gold medal winner.

Brent Price , played for Washington for 3 years scoring an average of 3 points a game, and made 41% of his field Goals for the Washington Bullets.

David Robinson, NBA MVP in 1995; Two Time NBA Champion, U.S. Navy Alumni

Keith Smart, former basketball player and current coach. He is best remembered for hitting the game-winning shot in the 1987 NCAA championship game. The shot gave the Indiana Hoosiers a 74�73 victory over the Syracuse Orangemen.

Charlie Ward, a three sports retired American professional NBA basketball player, college football Heisman Trophy winner, Davey O'Brien Award winner and a Major League Baseball draftee. By some sports media and publications Ward has received recognition for being one of the best all-around athletes in the last quarter century.[1] He was inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006.

Meadowlark Lemon Harlem Globetrotters Fame,

Kevin "The Duck"Duckworth; Seatle Spurs, Portland Trail Blazers Named the NBA's Most Improved Player and a two-time All-Star.

Vince Carter; shooting guard/small forward for the Orlando Magic.

Felipe Alou, former outfielder and first baseman in Major League Baseball and the former manager of the San Francisco Giants and Montreal Expos.

Rick Aguillara, former pitcher in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, and Chicago Cubs.

Michael Barrett, catcher for the for the Toronto Blue Jays

Jay Bell, former Major League Baseball shortstop and second baseman who played for the Cleveland Indians (1986-88), Pittsburgh Pirates (1989-96), Kansas City Royals (1997), Arizona Diamondbacks (1998-2002) and New York Mets (2003).

Andy Benes, right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for four teams: the San Diego Padres, the Seattle Mariners, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Arizona Diamondbacks, in a fourteen-year career from 1989 to 2002.

Lance Berkman, Major League Baseball player for the Houston Astros. Berkman is known as "The Big Puma,"

Dante Bichette,

Jeff Brantley,

Paul Byrd,

Brett Butler ,

Sean Casey,

Gary Garter,

Joe Carter ,

Chad Curtis,

Dave Dravecky ,

JD Drew,

Travis Fryman ,

Joe Girardi,

Orel Hershiser ,

Sterling Hitchcock,

Rex Hudler ,

Greg McMichael,

Kevin Millwood,

John Olerud,

Andy Pettitte ,

Harold Reynolds ,

Bobby Richardson ,

John Smoltz,

Mike Sweeney,

Billy Wagner,

Walt Weiss,

Carlos Baerga,

Babe Ruth

Tony Dungy Only African American athlete to win 2 superbowls as aplayer and a coach

Rosie Greer Football player, Bobby Kennedy's bodyguard, and guy in "The Thing With Two Heads". Yep, he's a Christian minister!

Bruce Matthews, offensive lineman in the National Football League (NFL) for the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Oilers/Tennessee Titans

Anthony Munoz

Damon Allen;

Doug Peterson,

Frank Reich ,

Deion Sanders ,quarterback in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, New York Jets, and the Detroit Lions. For a time, he had the distinction of having led his team to the biggest comeback victory ever in both the collegiate and professional ranks.

Mike Singletary ,

Dan Reeves,

Gale Sayers ,

Jay Schroeder, quarterback in the National Football League who played for the Washington Redskins (1985-1987), Los Angeles Raiders (1988-1992), Cincinnati Bengals (1993) and Arizona Cardinals (1994)

Adam Timmerman,

Adam Vinateri,

Aeneas Williams,

Kurt Warner, starting quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals.

Bill Bates,

Michael Barrow,

Jeff Blake,

Kyle Brady,

Tim Brown, 1987 Heisman Trophy winner

Mark Brunnel,

Ray Buchanan,

David Carr ,

Cris Carter,

Howard Cross, played in 207 games for the Giants, and although he was known more for his blocking expertise, he finished his 13 year career in 2001 with 201 receptions for 2,194 yards and 17 touchdowns.

Randall Cunningham,

Trent Dilfer ,

Jason Elam,

Jeff Fisher ,

Irving Fryer ,

Rich Gannon,

Joe Gibbs,

Jason Gildon,

Aaron Glenn,

Kent Graham,

Darrell Green ,

Brent Jones ,

Jon Kitna,

Steve Largent ,

Tommy Maddux,

Curtis Martin ,


Colonel Harlan Sanders Determined Senior Citizen who founded Kentucky Fried Chicken was a Christian. The state of Kentucky honored him by making him a "Kentucky Colonel". I guess you don't need magic spells to be rich and successful after all.

Jerry Colangelo; businessman and sports mogul. He is the former owner of the Phoenix Suns of the NBA, the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA, the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League and the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball. He was also instrumental in the relocation of the Winnipeg Jets of the NHL to Phoenix to become the Phoenix Coyotes.

Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy's

Chef Victor Bouardi a.k.a Chef Boy-Ar-Dee Created a commercial sensation when he began to sell his cans of his speghetti sauce out of his restraunt.

Bob Moore - Founder of Bob's Red Mills Natural Foods in 1978. In 2010, rather than sell his company at retirment, he instead gave ownership to his 200 employees. Moore said his desciion was based on the Christian idea that "The love of money is the root of all evil".

Truett Cathy - founder Chik-Fil-A (which is why all Chik-Fil-As are closed on Sundays and has Christian music playing. ),

Cecil Day - founder Day's Inn,

W. Clement Stone real life rags to riches story. Went from selling newspapers as a child to becoming a billionaire with the insurance company he started, the Combined Insurance Company. A philanthropist and self-help author. He wrote The Success System That Never Fails and Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude.

Arthur DeMoss - businessman and author, founder, DeMoss Foundation ,

H.G. Heinz - founder, Heinz ketchup,

Leonard Lesord - founder "Guidepost Magezine",

Norm Miller- Chairman of the Board, Interstate Batteries,

Lowell "Bud" Paxxon - founder PAX-TV ,

James Cash Penney (1875-1971) - founder, J.C. Penney department stores,

Charlie Plumb - motivational speaker, former Vietnam P.O.W.

Tom Pryor - ICMS; ABM ,

Sam Walton - founder of Wal-Mart , at one time the richest man in the world.

Zig Ziggler - famous motivational speaker

Chris Gardner A real life rags to riches story. Gardner escaped the poverty, alcoholism, and abuse that he had been exposed to growing up to become a multi-millionaire. After suffering many hard knocks in life, including being a homeless single parent for a year, Gardner overcame the obstacles to eventually establish the Gardner Rich and Co. Investment firm in Chicago. Today Gardner is also a motivational speaker and philanthropist. He is a contributer to the Cara Program and to the Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco, where he and his son received desperately-needed shelter. Gardner remembers the encouragement he received from Reverend Cecil Williams, pastor of Glide Memorial . When he and his son would attend the church�s Sunday services, often something Rev. Williams said would stick in his mind. One such phrase, Gardner said, was the idea that �baby steps count too.� That simple word of encouragement helped Gardner press through the difficult days. �As long as you are going forward, baby steps count too,� Gardner said. �And rolling my child through the streets of San Francisco, and up the hills and down the hills, and through the rain, I just kept saying to myself, 'Baby steps count too.'� His story became the basis for the 2006 Will Smith film "The Pursuit of Happyness". And he did it without gris gris bags, prosperity talismans, or knowing which Enochian Key to use. Just think, you can be a success with out sorcery!


Rosa Parks She was a member of the African-Methodist -Episcopal Church, and actually believed in it too. Her Christian faith only made her feel sorry for the white tormentors who called her "nigger" or threw rocks at her as she walked to school. Reading Psalms 23 and 27 early on had given Rosa McCauley the strength to love her enemies, and eventually overcome them. All haters who mock Christians as weak take note: Christianity made her powerful and strong!

Zofia Kossak-Szczucka- writer of historical novels, she helped save Jews in occupied Poland during the Second World War

Millard and Linda Fuller The Founders of Habitat for