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Real History of Satanism*
by Lyndon LaRouche
The best-organized Satanist forces operating presently inside the United States include the following prominent organizations:
THE LUCIS TRUST:
This is the leading, putatively respectable Britain-based
Satan cult (it worships Lucifer). The Lucis Trust, which runs the only
religious chapel at the New York United Nations headquarters, The Temple
of Understanding, was originaly founded as the Lucifer Trust, in London,
in 1923. The Lucis Trust associated with the UNO is the New York affiliate
of the British organization. The name was changed from Lucifer Trust, to
Lucis Trust, to make the nature of the organization less conspicuous.
The Lucis Trust's leading sponsors include the following
Henry Clausen, Supreme Grand Commander of the Supreme
Council, 33rd Degree, Southern District Scottish Rite
John D. Rockefeller IV
The Rockefeller Foundation
The Marshall Field family
Thomas Watson (IBM, former US Ambassador to Moscow)
The United Lodge of Theosophists of New York City
U. Alexis Johnson, former Undersecretary of State
Rabbi Marc Tannenbaum, American Jewish Committee
Prominent front-organizations sponsored by the Lucis Trust,
include the following:
The Theosophical Order of Service (founded by Annie Besant
The Theosophical Society (founded by Helena P. Blavatsky
The United Nations Association
The World Wildlife Fund UK
The Findhorn Foundation
The Nicholas Roerich Society (chief connection to Russian
The Anthroposophs of Rudolf Steiner
The Rudolf Steiner School
[these could not be genuine followers of Steiner]
The American Friends Service Committee
THE ORDO TEMPLI ORIENTIS (OTO):
This is today's best-known of the hard-core, British-based
Satanist cults. Like the Lucis Trust, the OTO is a direct off-shoot of
the work of Britain's leading twentieth-century Satanist, Theosophy leader
Aliester Crowley. OTO enthusiasts claim this organization is an offshoot
of Templar freemasonry, and hint at very influential protection from among
Templars very high in British freemasonry.
THE WICCA CULT:
The WICCA cult came to the surface early during the post-war
period, as a legalized association for the promotion of witchcraft. It
is the leading publicly known international association of witches in the
In the United States, WICCA's outstanding sponsor is the
New York Anglican (Episcopal) diocese, under Bishop Paul Moore. Officially,
New York's Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Divine has promoted the spread
of WICCA witchery through its Lindisfarne center. The late Gregory Bateson
conducted such an operation out of the Lindisfarne center during the 1970s.
No later than the 1970s, and perhaps still today, the
crypt of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, is the headquarters for
solemn ceremonies of the British (Venerable) Order of Malta. Key figures,
such as Gregory Bateson's former spouse, Dame Margaret Mead, associated
with that British order, have been associated with projects in support
of the Satanist "Age of Aquarius" cause.
For obvious reasons, U.S. witches have chosen Salem, Massachusetts,
as their national center. One of the most important operations of these
witches is their coordination of the hardcore of U.S. astrology rackets.
THE AGE OF AQUARIUS:
The "Age of Aquarius," or "New Age," is the generic name
adopted by the modern Satanist movement. The best-publicized among the
founders of the Age of Aquarius movement include Fyodor Dostoevsky, Friedrich
Nietzsche, Alex Muenthe (of Capri notoriety), and Aleister Crowley. Most
Aquarians trace the origins of modern Satanism to Nietzsche and Crowley.
Anti-Christ cultist Nietzsche announced that the twentieth
century would see the end of the Age of Pisces, which Aquarians associate
with the figures of Socrates and Christ; Nietzsche prophesied that the
New Age would be the Age of Aquarius, which he identified with the Satanic
figure Dionysos. Crowley announced himself publicly a devotee of Nietzsche's
New Age cult in his Vienna Theosophy magazine, near the beginning of this
century, and indicated as his preferred choice of name for Satan.
Among hard-core insiders, the New Age models its dogma
on the Magis' cult of Mithra, as Nietzsche did. The cult has notable affinities
to the Bulgarian-Cathar Bogomil cult(from which the slang term "buggery"
is derived). The New Age's most celebrated historical figure, its choice
for the original "incarnation" of the Anti-Christ, is the Roman Emperor
Tiberius who ordered the execution of Christ. [Some Roman emperors, most
notably Caligula, became possessed by being initiated without being suitably
prepared.] Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goering were among the notable
figures who followed this cult.
The best-known coordinating-center for the Age of Aquarius
project in the U.S.A. today is Palo Alto, California's Stanford Ressearch
Institute, whose Willis Harman is the relevant leading personality. See
Harman disciple Marilyn Feruguson's 1980 Aquarian Conspiracy for a popular
exposition of Harman's views and program for subversion of the United States.
Ferguson is accurate when she reports that the Fabian Society's H.G. Wells
(World War I boss of British intelligence) is a key figure of the Aquarian
Conspiracy. Also key are Wells' ally, Bertrand Russell, and such Russell
cronies as Robert M. Hutchins (Chicago University, Ford Foundation, Fund
for the Republic, Aspen Institute, and the project).
Both Margaret Mead and her husband Gregory Bateson were
close collaborators of Russell and Hutchins from no later than 1938. The
brothers, Aldous (Hollywood) and Julian (UNO) Huxley were collaborators
of H. G. Wells, and were recruited to Crowley's Satanist cult during the
Since the launching of the Beatles as an international
project, via TV's , in 1963, "rock" has been the most influential recruiter
to Satanism. Rock was created, and is still coordinated by Crowley's followers
and by the OTO network, in cooperation with WICCA. It is, not so incidentally,
also the Satanist's biggest money-maker, and believed to provide the chief
logistical support for deployments and other activities of the OTO-WICCA
There is nothing spontaneous or accidental about "rock."
It is a product of classical studies of the ancient Phrygian terrorist
cult of Satan-Dionysos, the model for the Roman Bacchic cults of similar
characteristics. Crowley's control of the "rock industry" has been documented
by a team of [private] investigators, who have also noted, that in addition
to the Satanist lyrics, Satanist messages embedded sublimally in rock recordings
are a key feature of this subversive operation.
The "rock rythm" itself is copied from the old Dionysian-Bacchic
cults. Even without the drugs and sexual orgies which are characteristic
features of hard-core rock affairs, repeated,frequent, hours-long exposure
to constant repetition of "rock rythms" produces lasting, drug-like effects
on the mind of the victim. Reducing sexual practices to the level of bestiality,is
a crucial feature of Satanism in all historical periods studied, from Phrygian
Cybele-Dionysos cult-period onward.
From western continental Europe, among the threats to
the U.S. from this quarter, the two leading open centers for hard-core
Satanism today, are Turin, Italy (where actress ElizabethTaylor's "Live
AIDS" project attempted to sponsor an aborted Satan-rock festival), and
The Satanist Mind
Satanists already have numerous victims. Most of the sexual and related atrocities perpetrated upon "disappeared" infants and other children, are done as part of the rituals outlined in manuals of Satanist organizations. A leading police association has received expert estimate, that of all known murders, one in five is a ritual murder, like the ritual London assassination of Italy's Roberto Calvi, perpetrated by members of Satanist cults. The "Son of Sam" murders in New York, and the Cobb County-based cult operations in the so-called "Atlanta child-murders," fit into this pattern.
Satanism is not "just another nutty occult fad." The mind
of the Satanist is pure evil; the Satanist is a former person who has been
transformed into something no longer human. It begins like drug-addiction;
the prospective recruit to Satanism "gets into something" on a playful
impulse, but then finds himself or herself gripped by compulsions which
he or she can no longer control. Drugs and other special circumstances
may be significant collateral features of the initiation, but not necesarily.
The key is "letting oneself go," into the depths of acting-out impulses
which combine sexual impulses and rage as a unity, and expressing this
form of "pleasure" in the form of an act which violates an important precept
of one's own conscience.
Nietzsche's writings, especially toward the last period
of life preceding his mental breakdown, address these special sorts of
emotions, and refer implicitly to terrible obscene acts as the prospective
fulfilment of such impulses. Nietzsche recognized these impulses as Satanic
--dionysiac-- in quality. [Dionysiac activity, or wild abandon, by
itself leads to non-demonic possession. Becoming demonically possessed
requires killing, torturing, or tormenting someone with a neutral or positive
Ordinarily we think of the criminal mind as representing
a person whose goals are based on "normal human impulses," but whose choice
of means is immoral. Doing something illegal is not necessarily immoral;
the useful definition of the criminal mind, is the person inclined to prefer
immoral means as short-cuts to some goal usually not inconsistent with
normal human impulses. In the case of the Satanist, we touch upon something
way beyond such a mere criminal mind.
Imagine a criminal mind which has undergone a curious
transformation. Perhaps, formerly, this fellow was an habitual thief, even
of that sort of twisted mind which delighted in occasions he might have
imagined he had pretext to exert the power of life or death over some chance
victim on the scene of his crime. Yet, up to that point, robbery or kindred
results were always the prompting of his criminal activity.
Now, he has changed. Crime is no longer motivated by the
impulse to employ cruel means for personal gain. Instead, the pleasure
of the sense of power realized in employing viciously cruel means, becomes
an end in itself. This form of criminal pleasure becomes a blend of rage
and sexuality. Jaded appetites create the mental state in that man, that
he must do something more monstrous than he has done before, to realize
the desired level of orgiastic pleasure from the evil deed. Evil for the
purpose of doing evil, has become for him, a goal in and of itself. This
man has become a beast, a virtual Satanist.
That is the state of mind which Satanism seeks to develop
inits initiates. It might begin with an ordinary sexual act performed under
the influence of an ugly state of mind. Soon, something much more degraded
becomes a need for the prospective initiate's rapidly jaded appetites.
In contrast to the healthy mind, which seeks always to become better in
what is being mastered, for the initiate to Satanism, a sense of need develops,
to seek to muster oneself to do something much worse than one has ever
done before. Satanic cults organize that degraded process of self-degeneration.
The potential for endemic incidence of individual bestiality within society,
is transformed into an organized,institutionalized form of social behavior.
The tradition of the "Black Mass," points to the mechanisms
of Satanism as such. Nietzsche's instruction is much to the point. Perform
some really monstrous act of blasphemy, and associate that blasphemous
doing with some sort of degraded,orgiastic pleasure.
Go back to ancient Mesopotamia, whence Satanism was transmitted
to western Europe. The relevant figure of Satanism is not a male, but a
female figure. The male figure --Satan, Baal, Lucifer, and so on--is a
subordinate figure; the female principle of evil is pre-dominant. Hence,
Satan's mother, the "Whore of Babylon,"known otherwise as the Chaldean
Ishtar, the Caananite Astarte,Isis, Venus, or the Phrygian Cybele. The
ritual of the priestesses of Ishtar was an obscene "religious service"
which concluded with the priestesses' fornicating with the congregation.
Hence, "Whore of Babylon," and the associated position of Ishtar, Athtar,
and Venus as the patron goddess of prostitution.
This satanic cult-practice was introduced to Mesopotamia
from pre-Aryan India [which was Inanna/Ishtar's assigned domain - see Sitchin's
Wars of Gods and Men]. The so-called "Harrappan" culture, featuring the
Earth-Mother and fertility goddess Shakti and her satanic male figure Siva,
established a set of colonies in the Middle East. The Sumer established
as a colony by what the local semites named "the black-headed people" (Dravidians),
was a Harrapan colony. There, among the semites, Shakti became known as
Ishtar. In the Harrapan colony of Sheba-Ethiopia, Shakti became known as
Athtar. In the Caananite ("Phoenician") offshoot of Harrapan colonizing,
she became known as Astarte. The Hellenic cults of Isis and Osiris, were
offshoots of the Harrapan cult of Shakti-Siva, by this route. When the
same cult spread to an Indo-european people, the Phrygians, Shakti-Siva
assumed the Indo-european forms of Cybele and Dionysos (day-night). Apollo
and Lucifer are variants of the name for Satan-Osiris-Dionysos. [Ishtar
Among the Caananites, for example, Satanism expressed
itself in such forms as the worship of Moloch, with the included custom
of making a human sacrifice of the first-born of each marriage. Notably,
that Caananite tradition is featured in the modern Satanists' ritual sexual
and homicidal rituals upon infants and children used as human sacrifices.
By combining the means by which men and women are degraded
into potentially satanic forms of beasts, as rituals associated with Satanism
practised as an "anti-religion," large-scale Satanic movements are developed
through systematic proselytzing.
The result of this initiation, as we have already stressed,is
no human being, but a former human being transformed into
something which is not human.
Modern liberals and others frown on reports of savage
witch-hunts from earlier centuries. Usually, the special British COINTELPRO
operation, run in Salem Massachusetts as a covert operation against the
independence of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, is commonly referenced. A
better comparison is the proliferating of Satanist movements during the
fourteenth century; these witches were actually sub-human, Satanist beasts,
who represented that sort of mass threat to the population of that period.
So, the population, as its only defense against a genuine Satanic force
of that sort, hunted them down and sought to wipe them out. Not for nothing,
does the Old Testament warn, "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live." The
witches of the old Middle East and fourteenth-century Europe were very
real, very evil witches, no longer human, but murderous beasts.
The modern spread of witchcraft in English-speaking nations, began during the sixteenth century, in the setting of imported cabalist and rosicrucan cults built up around Oxford and Cambridge. Francis Bacon and his secretary Thomas Hobbes were part of this movement. The endemic inculcation in Satanism which this prompted in seventeenth-century England, exploded after the accession of
King George I, in the form of the Hell-fire Clubs which proliferated among degenerate English nobility during the long Liberal prime ministry of Hugh Walpole.
During the Stuart Restoration period, the pro-satanic
rosicrucean and cabalist cultism around the Stuart court siezed upon the
case of Robert Bruce to reorganize the cult in a newform.
Robert Bruce had been the leader of a group of Satan-worshipping
(Baphomet) Templars, who had fled to Scotland, away from the angered
justice of the Papacy and the King of France. What they brought with them,
was the Templars' exploitation of the Cathar (Bogomil) tradition in the
region of Toulouse and Albi, to build up the syncretic sort of Satanic
worship the Templars had acquired in the Middle East. The Papacy had enough
of this, and the King of France acted to shut down Templars by the means
customary in those times. A group of Templars under Bruce fled to Scotland,
and after some initial difficulties, made themselves the lords of the place.
The character of the Stuart court is illustrated by the
characterization of one Stuart government of that period as the "Cabal."
In his history, Macauley offers an amiable description of the affair.
During this century, when the chest of Isaac Newton's laboratory papers
was opened and examined, the content of Newton's acutal "scientific work"
turned out to be a selection of lurid and rather insane experimetns in
"black magic." The circles around Francis Bacon and Hobbes were, as we
say today, "a prize collection of real kooks."
So, the Templar mish-mash of Bogomil Gnosticism blended
into Hashishin Satanism, caused Bruce's Templar credentials to be viewed
as suitable myth-building material for the taste of the Stuart kooks of
the period. The Liberal aristocracy of Britain became a principal concentration
of this filthy stuff. When the Liberals came to full power, under Walpole,
this Liberal stuff came out in such form as the proliferating Hell-Fire
Clubs. That tradition was cultivated under the Second Earl of Shelbourne's
puppet prime minister, William Pitt the Younger, with Satanic figures such
as the powerful Jeremy Bentham in the fore.
Satanism gained new ground under the protection of Liberalism
and Romanticism during the nineteenth century. In England,the more virulent
new forms surfaced around Oxford University'sJohn Ruksin and the Pre-Raphaelite
Brotherhood. Out of this came theosophy, British "guild" socialism, the
Fabian Society, Bertrand Russell, H. G. Wells, and Aleister Crowley --
This spilled over into the United States, notably in the
circles of putative "Great Awakening" evangelist Johnathan Edwards, and
his protege, Princeton Hell-Fire Club activist Aaron Burr. During the late
nineteenth century, the sort of spoon-bending kookery associated with such
figures as Oliver Lodge and A. Conan Doyle spilled generously among the
wealthy anglophile liberals of the United States.
In short, this sort of witchery has been endemic over
the centuries. The difference is, that what was endemic has become epidemic.
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