I recently attempted to join the Old Hag’s Moot, here in Bristol. I first joined their FaceBook group, which resulted in the following exchange.
This required serious consideration, so I spent some hours composing my reply. However, when I attempted to post it I found I had been – unwisely and rudely – blocked from doing so. For this reason I am publishing my reply as an open letter.
Thank you for your considered reply. I understand that antagonism with a founding member of your group would cause controversy if I attended your meetings. That is a great shame, as my wife and I were hoping to meet with like minded people without all this unpleasantness being brought up. It is painful and humiliating for us both.
You are aware that I have publicly identified Vayne, others of the Illuminates of Thanateros such as ‘Kite’ (whose name we did not know until we met him and recognized him by description), and my own family (Vayne is the stepfather of my daughter, whose mother was also involved, as were my biological parents and stepfather – all of which makes my grief beyond words – as does the possibility that my daughter may also have been harmed by them), as members of an ‘occult’ paedophile ring the press called ‘the cul-de-sac cult’, purported to have been led by Colin Batley, and well reported to have strong links to Bristol and London. The allegations against Julian Vayne, and others, are made upon genuine disclosures made by a learning disabled child victim of the cul-de-sac cult, repeatedly abused by them for a decade – when in the care of his biological father – before he found the courage to speak up – or trusted anyone enough to do so.
The cul-de-sac cult, according to ALL disclosures including those resulting in prosecution, had a wide membership. These did not come from the cul-de-sac he lived in – they came from the Pagan community. The cult is well documented to have terrorized its members at gunpoint, to have used rape, blackmail, and brainwashing to enforce control over its members, and to have sexually exploited children. Batley and his wives did not do this all on their own. Batley served extra time for refusing to identify those who had also been involved in his crimes. It cannot be rationally denied that there are people from this cult who are still at large and pose a threat to our community. We should all look very carefully at anyone among us who attempts to claim otherwise.
I have been warning our community since 2012 as to who these people are. In all this time, despite many complaints from the guilty, the police have not made me edit or take down my website. Nor have any other survivors of the cul-de-sac cult come forward to say I am exposing the wrong people. Nor has Valerie Sinason, the expert in ritual abuse and mind-control (brainwashing, as the papers called it) who aided the police in busting the cul-de-sac cult, and whose patients include those abused by Jimmy Savile. I have also spoken directly to the police officers who successfully busted Batley and his ‘wives’, and they did not think we were wrong either.
Nor, indeed, did my friend Ray Sherwin – the man who coined the phrase ‘Chaos magic’, nor his beautiful and talented wife, Lorraine. Nor did Mick Norris (RIP), who illustrated Peter J. Carroll’s only genuinely successful book – the ‘training manual’ of the Illuminates of Thanateros. Nor did Pat Mills, who made Chaos magic famous through his comic 2000AD – who gave Alan Moore and Grant Morrison their breaks. Also note that, while he still refuses to admit that Batley was part of the IOT and has published his own (easily disproved) lies about me, even Peter J. Carroll has been keen to distance himself from the IOT as far as possible – and it his ‘accomplishment’ to have formed the order in the first place! He has also published several statements rightly questioning Vayne and Nikki Wyrd’s ‘magical credibility’, and stating that they have made a shambles of the order and “are not the kind of people one would invite round for lunch”.
It should be clear to anyone the antagonism between Vayne and myself is far more serious than any petty vendetta, as he has attempted to claim it can be dismissed as. Nor am I suffering any form of mental aberration, be it delusion or sociopathy.
The document linked below proves that it was myself who went to the police concerning these matters. It is also an official recognition that police failed to conduct a proper interview with the child making the allegations , and that my complaint provoked a (minor, and too late for us) change in procedure. It is also proof that the child, a young man, is disabled and judged unfit to ‘take the stand’ in court. Since he is the only ‘witness’ to the abuses he suffered, besides the guilty, this means it is not possible for the police to make a prosecution. It is terrible failing in the law that allows the abuse disabled and vulnerable children to continue. This was exactly why Savile got away with what he did in children’s hospitals, and the law still has not changed. Note that if this document was fake I would now already be in prison – it has a police officer’s signature and is published online for anyone to see –
This document also proves that the true situation is not at all as Julian Vayne has publicly stated in his libel against me, ‘backed up’ by Mogg Morgan, also identified as having been active in my stepson’s abuses – proving almost fatal to my career as a writer, although I have recovered over the past 6 years through my own efforts.
While the libel against me from these criminal over the years is self-contradictory, inconsistent, and riddled with what can easily be shown to be lies, our allegations have remained entirely consistent and – even if the police have been unable to prosecute Vayne and his friends due to their victim being mentally disabled (and who wouldn’t be, having been repeatedly abused by a cult from the age of 6?) – cannot be disproved.
I also ask you to consider the following;
I understand, although I have never met him, that Julian Vayne can be charming, appears knowledgable, and has – at this time – much support from the Pagan community. There are many who feel his friendship validates them as ‘magicians’. It perhaps angers you that I have made such allegations towards someone who has already gained your trust. It can be hard, sometimes, to recognize when we have been fooled – but none of us are beyond it, as I know too well and to my great pain. It can also be difficult when recognizing that we have been fooled also reveals failings in our community, and even perhaps causes us to question who we believe we are. Nevertheless, the myopia, and sheer lack of concern, from some people over this matter has been shocking in itself.
Our culture as a whole is undergoing a convulsion, and people are only beginning to realise paedophile rings even exist, let alone the extent of the problem, and Paganism has been no exception. Support has not been lacking, however. Indeed it has been steadily growing, and looks set to continue to do so. Our culture as a whole, even the higher levels of occult orders, even the Pagan Federation, are learning from their mistakes. But first we all have to be honest enough with ourselves to realize we have made them, to recognize that no human being is infallible, especially when faced with those who have make deceiving others their life long speciality – as do sexual predators of any kind..
I am sure you know I have had to publish online concerning the other moot you suggested I attend. Michael Slater failed to communicate with us rationally. We all hope you do not make the same failing – as does my friend Quinn, who was recently slandered by members of your moot due to his friendship with me. I know he has previously attempted to engage with you all rationally over this matter only to be met with a refusal to engage with the problem at all.
As you are only too aware, I live in Bristol, as does the mother of the child who identified Vayne. We are both available for you to meet with and speak to face to face concerning this very serious matter. It is painful and humiliating for us to have to talk about, but it is also our social duty. We hope you make the right choice, because in reality there is only one – not just for us, but for yourselves. I have also written several successful books and enjoy giving talks / workshops, as I used to do for large audiences before having to out members of our community for being paedophiles.
Both Julian Vayne and Peter J. Carroll have been warned by police to cease their provocations towards us, online or offline. If you have any emails from them libelling us we would be grateful if you alerted the police about their behaviour. Many of their lies have put us in severe danger, and have been intended to.
Permission is here granted to reproduce the above on any medium, provided it is done so in its entirety, without editing or censorship. I am also happy for you to share it with the police.
We are also willing to answer further questions by email.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
The mother of the child whose made the disclosures can be reached at email@example.com