National action plan to tackle child abuse linked to faith or belief

Chaos Magic, Colin Batley, Conspiracy, Cover Up, Crime, Illuminates of Thanateros, Magick, Mind Control, Occult, Paedophilia, Paganism, Psychology, Religion, Ritual Abuse, Satanic Ritual Abuse, Satanism, Spirituality, Witchcraft

SOME QUOTES RELEVANT TO THIS BLOG AND OUR YET TO BE ADEQUATELY INVESTIGATED CASE CONCERNING THE CULT SURROUNDING THE PAEDOPHILE, RAPIST, AND THELEMITE / CHAOS MAGICIAN / PAGAN COLIN BATLEY, WHICH CULT & ACCOMPLICES REMAIN AT LARGE TO THIS DAY:

“This plan aims to address certain kinds of child abuse linked to faith or belief. This includes: .. use of belief in magic or witchcraft to create fear in children to make them more compliant when they are being trafficked for domestic slavery or sexual exploitation.”

“The beliefs which are the focus of this action plan are not confined to one faith, nationality or ethnic community. Examples have been recorded worldwide among Europeans, Africans, Asians and elsewhere as well as in Christian, Muslim, Hindu and pagan faiths among others. Not all those who believe in witchcraft or spirit possession harm children. Data on numbers of known cases suggests that only a small minority of people with such beliefs go on to abuse children. Under-reporting of abuse is, however, likely.”

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From our own experience not only is under-reporting likely, but under-investigation is a certainty.

SATANISM IS NOT OCCULTISM

Occult

It is a common misconception to equate occultism and Satanism but they are in no way the same thing. It is not even true to say that Satanism is a form of occultism.

Occultism means the study of the hidden, by which is meant ultimately the study of what we in modern times call ‘consciousness’, and that which is hidden from conscious awareness, which is to say the subconscious. The symbol systems of occultism are the language of the unconscious mind, which expresses itself symbolically. For example, we can easily understand that the language of dreams is symbolic. Occultism is not opposed to religion, indeed it is the understanding that all religions ultimately began with the esoteric mystery schools and that all religions therefore have something valid to offer. The ‘occult’, in the broadest sense, encompasses such phenomena involving otherworldly agency as mysticismspirituality, and magic. It can also refer to supernatural ideas like extra-sensory perception and parapsychology. The term occult sciences was used in the 16th century to refer to astrologyalchemy, and natural magic.

Satanism, by comparison, is the immature rejection of religion in favour of an atheistic psuedo-philosophy of self indulgence and hedonism. In this sense it is the very opposite of occultism.

Satanism’ is a group of ideological and philosophical beliefs based on Satan. Contemporary religious practice of Satanism began with the founding of the atheistic Church of Satan in America in 1966. Prior to the public practice, Satanism existed primarily as an accusation by various Christian groups toward perceived ideological opponents, rather than a self-identity.

Although Satanists may use symbolism drawn from occultism this does not mean that Satanism is a path of occultism. Modern psychology also draws from occultism, far more than most people might recognise. The Jungian concept of the archetypes, for example, is drawn from Hermeticism, where the 7 archetypes are recognised as the 7 rays of God’s Light (see my previous article, The 7 Rays).

Occultists do not hold orgies, and occultism is not a pseudo-philosophy used to justify hedonism. Occultism leads to deeper spiritual discipline and maturity while Satanism leads only to a cul-de-sac of criminality and is an immature egoistic defence against the humility of genuine insight.

Occultism has a great deal to offer society. Satanism is antinomian, selfish, and indulges in fantasies of being ‘outside’ society.

Occultism is a genuine tradition that may be traced back centuries. Satanism is fake American culture.

Occultism is otherwise referred to as the Arte. Satanism masquerades as occultism but is just another pile of knocked off Jackson Pollocks.

Occultism genuinely requires higher intellect, and leads to a connection with the Higher Self, or Guardian Angel, through which one realises the One. Satanism requires atavistic descent, and leads to an antinomian disconnect, or spiritual narcissism / nihilism, through which one eventually realises what a waste you have made of your life.

Nor is Satanism the true Left Hand Path, as comparable to Infernal Witchcraft, the Macaya, Petwa Voudon, Obeah, Macumba, Zhēnyán, Vajrayana, or Mantramārga. It seems incapacity in comprehending the true Left Hand Path has infected most of modern occultism and has lead to many great travesties – specifically, a huge problem with paedophiles, their apologists, and those covering up for their crimes.

It has also lead to extreme right, openly pro-paedophile and pro-rape TERRORISM in the name of SATANISM. Such travesties have no place in genuine occultism, and anyone who ever allows themselves to be compromised by such corrupt individuals has no right to call themselves a genuine occultist.

Nor is occultism compatible in any way with the travesties of modern Paganism. Occultism leads to Unity with the Absolute, which men have called God, the Dao, which is the creative principle of Consciousness undivided by Time or Space. Modern Paganism is, by comparison, a bunch of swingers and perverts pretending to be spiritual: Satanism lite as opposed to Esoteric Light.

And as for Chaos Magic.. Peter J Carroll‘s hubris seems to blind him to the fact that nobody out there calling themselves a Chaos magician gives two flying monkeys about his ‘mathesis’, and it is easy to see he has failed to add things up. Their relatavism is simply a denial that anyone else has anything worth teaching – an excuse for wilful ignorance: to believe that ‘Nothing is True’ means one becomes incapable of Wisdom.

Chaos Magic amounts to little more than an excuse to dabble with different forms of Paganism and Satanism and has no place in genuine occultism. Occultism is the Humility to accept Guidance, and the seeking of Wisdom. Chaos Magic is just a bunch of wide boys making it up as they go along, and an excuse for the worst displays of teenage narcissism on Facebook and Reddit.

So what IS the true Left Hand Path?

The true Left hand Path is the service to the feminine principle of the Divine; the rejected and the Hidden (ie the ‘Occult’). Such was understood by the likes of Kenneth Grant and Austin Osman Spare, even if ‘The Beast’ Crowley failed to truly know it. Sadly, what has become of the Typhonian Order seems to have devolved into something akin to Chaos Magic rather than anything Grant might have recognised as occultism, and Chaos Magic’s claim to inspiration from Spare just shows how far its founders missed the point in the first place.

The relativism of Chaos Magic seems to have infected both Paganism and Satanism, making them even worse than they were to begin with.

Crowley’s religion Thelema is little more than Satanism plus ignorant posturing with the symbolism of occultism. Its results are often of the worst kind and Thelema does not require taking seriously as an genuine occultist, but should be taken extremely seriously by child protection agencies and police. If you cross Thelema and Chaos Magic you get Colin Batley.

And what is true Occultism? It is the continuous revelation of the Divine: of the One, and the Seven.

Genuine occultism is THE NEURONOMICON. It has not taken any kind of Genius to make the first genuine advance in occultism for 100 years – all it has ultimately taken is integrity. It is my hope that the success of my work will inspire other genuine occultists to stand up against the great tide of misconceptions propagated by the PSEUDS: from sleazy Pagans to paedophile Satanists, and all their naive dupes embarrassing themselves over the internet.

THAUMATURGY

Magick, Neuromancy, Occult, Sorcery, Spirituality

“Before me, RAPHAEL
Behind me, GABRAEL
To my right hand MICHAEL
At my left hand, URAEL
About me flame the pentagrams,
And in the column the six rayed star.”
– Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram, The Golden Dawn.

The Hebrew term for angel is Mal’akh, meaning ‘messenger’. The word angel itself comes through the Sanskrit angeres, Persian angeres, to the Greek angelos. Such pre-Christian roots are apparent even in the angel’s names, which commonly end with the singular -El, meaning ‘being of light’; Michael, Uriel, Gabriel, Rapahael etc. The word is of Sumerian origin, and is synchronistic with the Akkadian ‘Ilu’, Babylonian ‘Ellu’, Old Welsh ‘Ellu’, Old Irish ‘Aillil’, Anglo-Saxon ‘Aelf’, English ‘Elf’, and perhaps even our modern term ‘alien’. In all these interpretations the ‘beings of light’ are understood to be more evolved, or vibrating at a higher frequency, than mortal humans.

From Moses onwards magicians have attributed angels governing the powers of the planets, the days of the week, the hours of the day, and the four seasons; the celestial mysteries of the previous ‘pagan’ age took upon themselves new masques. As with old gods, these mysteries also extended to rule over the terrestrial realms; places, plants and principles of every kind. Enchantments and incantations calling upon angelic powers were in abundance as late as the 13th century, as are recorded in the grimoires.

Even our classical image of the angel has its origin in pagan imagery; in the 8th century, when the foundations of Church doctrine were being laid, the visual artists were no less influenced by their heritage than the writers were. Two of the common inspirational sources of their works depicting angels include the Hellenic Greek god of sexuality, Eros, and ‘the winged victory’, Nike. Such continued to provide models for the Renaissance artists of the 12th-15th century, with a more Eastern influence recognisable in the ‘Peacock Angels’ of Fra. Fillipo Lippi. Yet the symbolic use of wings to denote supernatural beings has Near Eastern roots older even than this; consider the superb winged bulls from Nebuchadenezzar’s palace in the British Museum. Such no doubt provided the inspiration behind the Merkobah, which in turn passed to the Christian symbolism of the four Evangelists Cherubs; winged lion, ox, man, and eagle, corresponding to the four elements.

Angelology, like the pantheistic cosmologies that precede it, reflects our human psychology. That is, the various spheres of angelic influence; love, protection, vengeance, even death and disease, are human concerns. We should not be surprised, then, to find striking similarities between the ‘spheres’ attributed to the various angels and those of the older pagan gods; the reader is referred once again to the charaktēre of the Kabala, to which the hierarchy of angels may be most obviously corresponded. What can hardly be disputed is that the angels, as with their relatives the demons, have been imprinted into the collective imagination of our culture over thousands of years. Thus, whatever beliefs have been adopted in this modern age, their images and invocations still provoke a powerful response in our consciousness.

The association with light, and the Gamma frequencies, suggests evolved of consciousness of a higher level than that normally experienced by humans, corresponding to the transcendent circuits. This understanding of the Ael or ‘beings of light’ as a higher frequency or ‘vibration’ of consciousness is not at all alien to Catholic angel lore, Kabalist magick, or even the runic tradition where they are known as aelves. In all these belief systems it is similarly understood that consciousness is a continuum; an angel may descend to become human, or further to become demonic, just as even a demon may ascend to the redemption of At-One-Ment. Similarly, a human may sink lower in their behavior and spirituality, literally operating from lower areas of the brain, or they may – also through their own behaviour – increase their vibration to become a more highly evolved consciousness; potentially, at least, a ‘being of light’.

As with the seven rays of the archetypes, the forms the transcendental forces take when interacting with human consciousness are various. As has been discussed, these beings of light are known universally as the ‘ael’, or its equivalent variations such as aelf, angael, aelian etc. All these masks are valid.

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Nathanael

In angelic lore Nathanael (Xathanael, Zathael) was the sixth Archangel of Vengeance after Creation, alongside Michael, Gabrael, Raphael, Urael, and Satanael. As an Angel of Vengeance he is relentless, and never fails to deliver Punishment to transgressors. In modern terms he is the transcendent personification of the principle of inevitable consequences; what one might call ‘karma’, ‘the law of Wyrd’, or even simply the inevitable results of cause and effect over time.

In The Goetia his name is given as the Archangel of Fire, residing in the eastern quarter of the Sacred Circle. He is said to know many secrets of the Arte, which he will teach to those who successfully call to him. As the Archangel of Transcendent Fire, he burns away all impurities, and all illusions of separation from the eternal Light of God (the Absolute). Although an obscure figure in occultism during much of the ‘occult revival’ from the Golden Dawn onward, Nathanael was well known to Kabalists, cunning men, and the magician’s of Solomon’s day. During the last decade he has increasingly made himself known again to mediums, a number of which have made his messages known in books and over the internet, as a simple Google search will verify; he especially makes himself known to psychics involved in the healing of trauma.

In healing trauma, or punishing the selfish, the process personified in Nathanael remains the same; the ‘burning up’ of the illusion of separation from God (the Absolute). As with the disillusion of the ego by any means, whether this is an ecstatic or painful experience depends entirely upon the ego in question. According to the reports of those working with him, Nathanael also offers his aid in overcoming resistance to change; a quality also attributed to higher Gamma.

Excerpt from THE NEURONOMICON, Nathaniel J Harris

Available from Amazon USA UK

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Since I can provide links from this blog, I here provide evidence of Archangel Nathanael’s resurgence in modern spiritism:

Messages From Archangel Nathanael

Archangel Nathaniel – Lightworker Support. The Archangel Series, Anaya Jol Hollily. – “Archangel Nathaniel will open the doors to your deepest desires and give you the passion and charge to move forward with your life or divine purpose with much ease and conviction. The patron saint of Lightworkers. Nathaniel will help you awaken to your life purpose, and give you all the energy and the tools you need along the way.”

Journaling With the Archangel Nathaniel, Unite in the Light. “Journaling is a personal experience and journaling with Archangel Nathaniel will help you understand the cause and effects of life, as well as giving you the nudge you may need to follow your lightworker path. Our Unite In The Light Journals includes Information on the Archangel and exercises to assist you.”

MIND CONTROL ⸫ Θ⸫ THE BLACK ART

Mind Control, MK Ultra, Neuromancy, Occult, Psychology, Sorcery, Spirituality

Wherever we go we are watched, recorded and triangulated. Our every email, tweet, message, text and conversation is open to scrutiny by their thought police. Every day we are bombarded with overt lies and covert commands: subliminals, neurolinguistic programming, black psy-ops.

They call it the battle for hearts and minds, by which they mean the battle to control the emotions and thoughts of their target population. The very word ‘government’ – govern ment – means mind control. Their weapons combine modern technology with ancient magick. Their strategies constitute a sustained assault upon consciousness. Their intention is nothing less than the complete subjugation of humanity: hypnotising us into consent whilst clouding awareness of our own slavery. To live in the modern world and imagine we are not mind controlled amounts to the same kind of dangerous denial that allowed the systematic exploitation and murder of millions in the Holocaust.

It may seem dramatic to compare the actions of our modern governments with the concentration camps of Nazi Germany, yet for far too many the comparison is wholly justified. Indeed, it was in these concentration camps that much of the mind control strategies and technologies employed by our modern governments were first developed – Project Paperclip and MK Ultra being two examples that have been well documented by historians and researchers. It is no coincidence that the mind scientists of Nazi Germany were also almost universally practitioners of a most abhorrent form of occultism, or that psychological operations generally are referred to within the intelligence services as the Black Art.

If the above seems paranoid it is because their mind control has worked. Your next inevitable assumption is that there is no evidence for our argument, and the next after that is that this lack will be considered by us as proof of a government cover up: the typical circular logic of the conspiracy theorist. Quite probably you will already have associated such ideas with the lunatic fringe and people who believe the world is flat and is secretly run by baby eating extraterrestrial Luciferian lizard wizards of the Zionist Illuminati. Yet these conclusions are not the result of your own independent thought or research: it is the response of a mind programmed through repetition. The more dumbed down and controlled you are, the more likely you will be to dismiss this statement in anger.

If instead you recognise the above as plausible it is also because their mind control has worked. You have been groomed into thinking of yourself as a powerless slave, whilst attributing God-like omnipotence to your masters. You have been hypnotised into believing your mind can be controlled. These conclusions are not the result of your own independent thought and research: it is the response of a mind programmed through repetition. The more dumbed down and controlled you are, the more likely you will be to dismiss this statement with laughter.

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Tell-Lie-Vision

Most of us were exposed to TV’s glare from an early age. A focal point for the family to gather, its position in the home is analogous to the domestic shrines of earlier religious cultures. It is here we are instructed in the myths of our age and the ways of our ‘tribe’. It is here too that the narratives of reality, from mundane concerns to our place in the cosmic scheme, are defined for us. The parallel is also illustrated by modern TV evangelism, with their followers literally placing their hands on the screen as they pray for salvation.

We might like to think we are more evolved than tribal pagans, or less gullible than evangelical Christians, yet our faith in TV is such that anyone without one is seen as an outsider to the ‘tribe’ of normal society. In the UK failure to pay for a TV license results in a veritable witch hunt – streams of letters implying the right to search your home and threatening to prosecute in a court of law, and this is whether you own a TV or not. They have claimed since the 1960s to possess detection devices that can tell if you have an unlicensed TV in your home, but these seem to be another lie.

TV has become the most ubiquitous of all mind control technologies: the medium par excellence to shape mass opinion on everything from religion, or politics, to fashion and musical taste. To point out the empirical evidence of what the TV really is – a weapon of persuasion – is to commit an act of contemporary heresy. Yet it is a matter of record that we are only permitted to see those programs sanctioned by our governments and their secret thought police.

In the USA, on January 14th, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed into effect Directive 77, giving the government and CIA full power to determine the contents of any news their population receive. In the UK journalists are bound by the supposedly voluntary D-notices that effectively make honest journalism an act of treason: sanctions that have been in place since WWII and the days of MI7. The presence of Military Intelligence at the highest level of our broadcasting corporations is almost an open secret. Similar restrictions exist on TV broadcasting across Europe and Russia, and in all mainstream journalism, and online propaganda sources such as WiccaPeadia.

Whilst this ‘information’ is fed to us through our TV sets or the internet, the screen flickers at a rate of 30 Hz; putting us into a sleepy, dream like and uncritical trance. The visual information fed to our brains enters through the yellow spot of the eye, feeding a panoramic view into the point of actual focus and concentration, making it all but impossible to look away. Our eyes fix on one point rather than roam around, active and alert to our environment. Brain activity diminishes and we soon find ourselves motionless, staring like zombies.

After only 30 seconds the brain produces Alpha waves, associated with meditation and sleep, which do not usually occur when the eyes are open. Yet this does not mean we are unaware, or not absorbing the information; it is neurologically comparable to the mental states induced by hypnotherapists for suggestion therapy. The switch from Beta (waking) to Alpha (trance) means we are less able to critically evaluate the information fed to us than we would from other sources. Any suggestion from the TV screen bypasses the logical, critical faculties and is transmitted directly to the brain as raw experience. Even if you are reading text from a screen the brainwaves are lowered considerably.

After around five minutes or so our brains produce Alpha and Theta; engaging the intuitive subconscious associated with sensations, emotions and memories. Video games have been proven to lower brain activity even further, into Delta. This has harrowing implications for their effects upon brain development, especially in the younger generations, inducing epileptic seizures, attention deficit disorder, a lack of motor skills due to immobilising viewing habits, as well as impact on literacy, speech, listening, depth perception, observation, and critical thinking. The average attention span was once more than an hour; now it is around two to three minutes – the length of most scenes in a TV program, news broadcast, or advert.

There is also considerable evidence that TV, and the screens of computers, are addictive. Overexposure to the glowing light of the screen results in a rush of the brain’s natural opioid peptides; endorphins, including beta-endorphins and enkaphilins. These are structurally identical to opium and its derivatives such as heroin or morphine, and act on the same receptor sites. Even occasional TV viewers may experience genuine withdrawal symptoms if they do not watch for extended periods of time; such as restlessness, depression and anxiety.

These well documented negative effects have been deliberately engineered and exploited by sorcerer- scientists intent on controlling the minds of humanity. It is no coincidence that TV transmissions are called programs, because this is exactly what they are designed to do. In terms of ceremonial magick the TV set really is an idiot’s lantern. The same neuroscientist who discovered the Theta and Delta brainwaves, a certain Dr. Grey, also provided the research defining the flicker rates of our TV sets – and our modern computer screens. The fact that out TV sets effect our brains as they do is not an accident – it is by deliberate design.

Consider also that the first true TV broadcasting stations were developed in Nazi Germany. Hitler was extremely impressed with the technology’s potential in mass manipulation. If it seems unlikely that this had anything to do with magick, remember that his mind scientists were among the regime’s elite citizens, and there is much evidence of their initiations into the esoteric Thule society. Also well documented is the fact that many of these mind scientists were ‘swept up’ after WWII and allowed to continue their experiments in America and the UK; Project Paperclip and MK Ultra.

Sometimes, just sometimes, reality is crazier than the worst delusions of the most hopelessly lost paranoid schizophrenic; and just as isolating when you see it. Furthermore the technology is being advanced to make the TV an even more effective means of mass mind control. Still sounds like a far fetched conspiracy theory? Google this patent number; US6506148 B2.

The reader is encouraged to ceremoniously destroy their TV set; an act of heresy at least as significant to the contemporary magician as the Black Mass was during the age of Christianity, when church and state were one – and certainly of more relevance than the degenerate parody that is modern Satanism. Yet it will not be enough to simply destroy – the mere absence of the TV will not be sufficient to empower us. There may even be withdrawal symptoms, more subtle yet just as all pervading as withdrawal from opiate addiction. There will not just be a gap in the front room where the TV used to stand, there will also be a gap in the daily routines and habits of our lives. This needs to be filled with something else, or the old habits will simply sneak back in, as with overcoming any addiction. Far better to replace these old habits with effective behaviour strategies.

In place of the TV instead build a domestic altar to whatever principals you choose or imagine. Rather than adopt any predefined religion turn this simple tool of mind-control to the purposes of magick – techniques of causing willed change in one’s own consciousness. Replace the psychic apathy of TV viewing with spiritual activism. Use the focal point of your domestic altar for discoveries in self-knowledge. If reality is to be defined, let it be through our own narratives. Where mental vacuity and relaxation are desired let this be achieved instead by meditation, strengthening and sharpening the mental faculties rather than dulling them. There are also a rich variety of shamanic methods for releasing the body’s natural endorphins, all of which can be turned to practical ends. If our minds are to be programmed, let it be with empowering messages of our own devising – not just changing the program but creating our own programs of change.

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Mind Control Technology

The New World Order employs mind control technology to target ‘domestic extremists’ and turn them into babbling conspiracy theorists that nobody listens to. What do you do if you really are being targeted by shady government agents conspiring to make you look like you are a delusional paranoid?

Driving a target insane can be as final as murder, and these clandestine psychological attacks are intended to reproduce the symptoms of mental illness. If this is not already sinister enough, none other than Dr. Michael Persinger has suggested that the technology previously employed in TV broadcasting – now defunct due to digital technology – may be ‘re-tuned’ and weaponised to effect the brainwave activity of a human target. Furthermore, he has conjectured that this technology could be employed to remote control all of humanity, throughout the entire world.

The following represents just a portion of the mind control technology patents available in the public sphere; they may be verified with a simple Google search. Black Ops technology is of course excluded; Intelligence Agencies have access to still secret equipment around 30 – 40 years ahead of anything the public are allowed to know about. The abilities of our governments to manipulate our brains, emotions, and responses either indirectly or directly through media broadcasts are evidently far beyond those most citizens are aware of.

Brain Wave Inducing Apparatus US5289438

Method & System for Altering Consciousness US5245666

Method & Recording for Producing Sounds & Messages to Achieve Alpha & Theta Brainwave States US5562597

FM Theta-Inducing Audible Sound US5954629

Brain Wave Inducing System US5935054

Manipulation by Electronic Fields from Monitors US650148

Nervous System Manipulation by EM Fields from Monitors US6488617

Method and Device for Producing a Desired Brian State US6487531

Method & Apparatus for Controlling Auditory Hallucinations US6426919

Method & Apparatus for Analysing Neurological Response to Emotion Inducing Stimuli US6258022

Pulse Variability in Electronic Field Manipulation of Nervous System US6135944

Method of Inducing Harmonious States of Being US6122322

Pulsative Manipulation of Nervous System US6081744

Electric Fringe Field Generator for Manipulating Nervous Systems US6052336

Apparatus & Method of Broadcasting Audible Sound Using Ultrasonic Sound as a Carrier US6039688

Subliminal Acoustic Manipulation of Nervous Systems US6011991

Communication System & Method of Inducing Brain Wave Analysis US6006188

Speech Signal Processing for Determining Psychological or Physiological Characteristics US5954630

Magnetic Excitation of Sensory Resonances US5922016

Apparatus for Electrical Stimulation of Auditory Nerves of a Human Being US5868103

Method & Apparatus for Controlling an Animal USP5784124

Supraliminal Method of Education USP5649061

Device & Method for Estimating a Mental Decision US5644363

Apparatus for Superimposing Visual Subliminal Instructions on a Video Signal US5586967

Method & Apparatus for Reducing Physiological Stress US5551879

Dream State Teaching Machine US5539705

Ultrasonic Speech Translator & Communication System US5507291

Method & Apparatus for Remotely Determining Information as to a Person’s Emotional State US5522386

Apparatus for Determination of the Condition of the Vegetative Part of the Nervous System US5480374

Device for Inducing Altered States of Consciousness US5392788

Method & Device for Interpreting Concepts & Conceptual Thought USP5352181

Method & Recording for Producing Sounds & Messages US5330414


Personal Subliminal Messaging System US5270800

Subliminal Message Generator US5224864

Method of Recording & Reproducing Subliminal Signals that are 180° Out of Phase US5221962

Subliminal Device Having Manual Adjustment of Perception Level of Subliminal Messages US5215468

Method & Apparatus for Introducing Subliminal Changes to Audio Stimuli US5213562

Method of Inducing Mental, Emotional & Physical States of Consciousness US5194008

Subliminal Image Modulation Projection & Detection System & Methods US5175571

Glasses with Subliminal Message US5170381

Method for Mixing Audio Subliminal Recordings US5159703

Silent Subliminal Presentation System US5151080

Method & Apparatus for Inducing & Establishing a Changed State of Consciousness US5135468

Method & Apparatus of Varying the Brain State of a Person by Means of an Audio Signal US5134484

Superimposing Method & Apparatus Useful for Subliminal Messages US5128765

System for Implementing the Synchronized Superimposition of Subliminal Signals US5123899

Method & System for Altering Consciousness US5052401

Product Detector for a Steady Visual Evoked Potential Stimulator & Product Detector US5047994

Supersonic Bone Conduction Hearing Aid & Method US5036858

Method & Apparatus for Changing Brainwave Frequency US5027208

Therapeutic Subliminal Imaging System US5017143

Method & Apparatus for Producing Subliminal Images US4958638

Apparatus for Generating Sound through Low Frequency & Noise Modulation US4889526

Method & Apparatus for Translating the EEG into Music US4877027

Hearing System (V2K) USP4858612 Hearing Device (V2K) US4834701

Apparatus for Inducing Frequency Reduction in Brain Wave USP4821326

Non-Audible Speech Generation Method & Apparatus US4777529

Auditory Subliminal Programming System US4734037

Message Screen USP4717343

Method of Changing a Person’s Behaviour US4699153

System for Assessing Verbal Psychological Correlates US4692118

Video Subconscious Display Attachment US46116261

Method & Apparatus for Generating Subliminal Visual Messages US4573449

Method for Stimulating the Falling Asleep and / or Relaxing Behaviour of a Person US4395600

Auditory Subliminal Message System & Method US4388918

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Excerpt from The Neuronomicon, Nathaniel J Harris.

THE GHOST OF AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE (II)

Art, Occult, Witchcraft

The first time I met the ghost of Austin Osman Spare was in the Summer of 1988, not long before my eighteenth birthday. I was boarding at my grandmother’s, in her witchy town cottage. As friends, relatives, and readers of Accidental Antichrist will know, she was a ‘spiritualist medium’, which Spare might have frowned on, and also a hereditary East Anglian witch, which he would have respected. Not that I knew either of these things at the time. Although I had recently acquired a badly photocopied collection of his written works, accompanied by some vaguely discernible illustrations, I had yet to learn much about him. Nowhere in the collected works did it say anything about his connection to Essex witchcraft.

One day during the summer I broke into a terrifying fever, my stomach a swelling ball of poison, and passed out. My grandmother rang round every doctor in Colchester before she finally got through to one who did not fob her off.

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Watching from the ruins of a monastery stronghold, a glassless stone crossed window arch overlooking a lush grassy valley, where naked witches circled in a Sabbat Dance, skinshifting into animal forms and back again. It is neither night nor day. Austin Spare is there beside me, having appeared suddenly to my left, smiling. He wears a velvet jacket and cravat, his hair wild and curly, as he did at around my own age, when alive. He wouldn’t have been out of place on a Saturday night at The Three Cups, or playing guitar in our local goth band. He tells me secret things known only by those neither living or dead.

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A fever dream. I had passed into unconsciousness from the pain. I’m not stupid or crazy. I’m not making an extraordinary claim requiring extraordinary proof. Not yet.

I returned to consciousness in hospital, post-operation. The dream had been so very real it confused me that I had gone from talking with Austin Spare to this strange and frightening place. I was in a ward where people were dying. I learned that a surgeon had cut me open, hurriedly pulled out my intestines, removing my appendix just seconds before it exploded. If my insides hadn’t been in a pile next to my unconscious almost flatlining body I would have died a truly horrible death. I wasn’t out of trouble yet, and had attained an infection, causing a different agony that kept me awake, crying to the nurses for stronger painkillers.

All my friends came to visit, and my arch-goth girlfriends pulled round the blinds. Perhaps it was my joy at seeing them all again that helped me recover in record time – so quickly it raised the doctor’s eyebrows.

By the time I left the hospital, I had been in the same room as three men had passed to.. wherever it is they were off to.

THE GHOST OF AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE

Art, Chaos Magic, Humour, Illuminates of Thanateros, Magick, Occult, Sorcery, Witchcraft

It is undeniable that Austin Osman Spare has a huge influence on modern occultism, having been made posthumously ‘famous’ in this context through the works of Kenneth Grant. Ironically, Spare held nothing but disdain for such pretentious and pompous ‘society’ when he was alive. You would not find him hanging out with Crowley, or even Gerald Gardner. As he wrote in The Book of Pleasure: The Psychology of Ecstasy;

“[Some] praise ceremonial Magic, and are supposed to suffer much Ecstasy! Our asylums are crowded, the stage is over-run! Is it by symbolising we become the symbolized? Were I to crown myself King, should I be King? Rather should I be an object of disgust or pity. These Magicians, whose insincerity is their safety, are but the unemployed dandies of the Brothels. Magic is but one’s natural ability to attract without asking; ceremony what is unaffected, its doctrine the negation of theirs. I know them well and their creed of learning that teaches the fear of their own light. Vampires, they are the very lice in attraction. Their practices prove their incapacity, they have no magic to intensify the normal, the joy of a child or healthy person, none to evoke their pleasure or wisdom from themselves. Their methods depending on a morass of the imagination and a chaos of conditions, their knowledge obtained with less decency than the hyena his food.”

Which was Spare’s way of saying he thought were are all a bit pretentious. Having explored the world of ‘ceremonial magicians’, and having fallen out with nearly all the biggest poseurs for all the right reasons, I am inclined to agree with him. Nevertheless, Austin’s friend Kenneth Grant seems to have been a jolly good chap. I reproduce some of the good things he had to say about me in The Neuronomicon.

Nor, as a ghost, is Spare impressed by the ever recycled fad of Chaos Magic, or fools as Peter J. Carroll, who dared claim heritage of the Zos Kia Cultus. In his Austin’s words, “Don’t blame me for this crap. They’re all cursed. Every single fucking one of the dirty lying cunts.”

That’s not a quote from one of his books. I heard him say it.

I have met the ghost of Austin Osman Spare a few times. I know how that sounds. Everyone has their opinion on the existence or non existence of ghosts, and there are enough of us that believe in them that you cannot call us all crazy. We all have our own experiences. Nobody can prove whether ghosts exist or not in absolute terms, but I have had several persuasive experiences that, at least at the time, convinced me they do. But I am not making any claims as to their absolute reality.

Spare would say it was our belief in them that made them real. His definition of real might not be the same as a closed minded materialist, and nor is mine. My experiences of meeting the ghost of Austin have been amongst the most persuasive, often coinciding with significant turning points in my life.

I have also known others with similar experiences of meeting the ghost of Austin Osman Spare, along with someone who seems to appear in several of his drawings. It has always been out of kindness on the part of his ghost that he appeared to us, because we needed to know we were not alone. Because we were struggling, like he did as an artist with integrity, refusing to bow to any ‘scene’ and selling his art in local pubs. It is never because he has been ‘summoned’ or has lowered himself to appear at a seance – everyone who has met his ghost, or experienced meeting his ghost, agrees on his contempt for ceremonial magicians and spiritualists. I know there are plenty of people who claim otherwise, but as Spare put it, “Their formula is deception and they are deceived.”

That is not a quote from his books either.

We get along well, Spare and I. We have a lot in common. We are both witches, originating from East Anglian tradition, what have walked what he calls “The Path Direct”. That sounds pretentious, and he is, because what he means is simply “straying from the beaten track”. Going your own way. So we are both connected to the same tradition. And we are both uncompromising magical artists, although I make no claim to be his equal as a draughtsman. The last time I laid eyes on an original Spare was at an exhibition of works by Aubrey Beardsley – which as a ‘footnote’ also included a portrait of Beardley’s wife, which Beardsley himself had commissioned from Austin Osman Spare. We both, his ghost and I, agree that he is unequalled. But I have also experienced his displeasure and even his anger. I am glad I have never pissed him off enough to get cursed, although its fair to say he has knocked me for six a couple of times. You really don’t want to meet the ghost of Austin Osman Spare when he shifts into his atavisms.

University of Dundee -Views and Experiences of self-identified Ritual Abuse Survivors on the use of Online Forums and Social Media Platforms – Survey

Mind Control, MK Ultra, Occult, Paedophilia, Psychology, Ritual Abuse, Uncategorized

To participate: https://dundee.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/views-and-experiences-of-self-identified-ra-survivors-on-t-4

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General Information 

I invite you to take part in an online survey, which aims to understand your views and experiences as a self-identified ritual abuse survivor on the use of online forums and social media platforms.

This research is being carried out as part of my PhD study at the University of Dundee School of Education and Social Work. The results from this study will be used to inform other survivors on the advantages and disadvantages of using online forums and social media platforms. The findings will also be used in improving online services for other survivors.
The aim of this study is to

1.    Understand the barriers encountered by ritual abuse survivors when using face to face or telephone-based services that have encouraged them to use online forums and social media platforms.

2.    Understand how online forums and social media platforms have helped ritual abuse survivors to overcome or minimise barriers encountered in face-to-face or telephone-based services.

3.    Understand how ritual abuse survivors have utilised the benefits of online forums or social media platforms to offer support to others, access support, talk about ritual abuse, engage in advocacy work, raise awareness on ritual abuse and connect with other ritual abuse survivors.

Eligible participants for this online survey are those:

·      That self-identify as Ritual Abuse (RA) survivors

·      Aged 18 years and above

·      Able to read and write in English.

·      Who have used or are currently using online forums or social media platforms to talk about their ritual abuse, support survivors or engage in advocacy and awareness campaigns about ritual abuse.

Please read through these terms, and if you agree to take part, please tick the ‘yes’ box below. You may ask any questions before taking part by contacting the researcher (details below).

Details of the Online Survey

You will need to respond to 3 questions on your eligibility to participate, approximately 20 questions on your views and experiences of using online platforms, some demographic questions and your future involvement in an online focus group interview.

It should take about 30 minutes. It is recommended that you complete the survey in one sitting. However, if you are not able to complete the survey in one sitting, you will be given the option to return to the survey at a later time. If possible, please try to complete the survey in a location where you will be undisturbed. No background knowledge is required.

The survey will be open for 2 months effective from the 15th of February 2019 and will close on the 16th of April 2019.

Do I have to take part? 

Participation in this study is completely voluntary, and you are free to refuse to take part or to withdraw from the study at any time, without having to give a reason, and without this affecting your membership of RANS message board and any other online forums accessible to you. You can be involved with the research to whatever degree you choose including the possibility of being involved in an online focus group via the RANS forum https://ransforum.org.uk

What if I decide not to take part?

If you choose not to take part in the study, nothing will change. If you decide to withdraw from the study at a later stage after it starts, the data you have provided will be anonymised and used for analysis. I will not collect any further information from you.

How will your data be used? 

The information you provide as part of the study is the research data. Your survey answers will be completely anonymous. The survey itself will not collect any identifying information, such as your name or birthdate, and your IP address will not be stored.

I will paraphrase the direct quotes used in my publications.

I have included a ‘Don’t know/Prefer not to say’ option in the main survey, and you will be able to skip questions if you prefer not to answer.

Are there any potential risks in taking part?

The following risks are involved in taking part:

  1. Potential psychological discomfort. To reduce any possible risks, I will not ask you anything of a sensitive nature (for example about graphic details of the ritual abuse). I will not ask you to share anything that is personal, or that might be sensitive or upsetting for you. I am purely interested in your views and experiences as a self-defined RA survivor on the use of online forums and social media platforms. I am keen to find out what you use online forums and social media platforms for, why you use them and how they have enabled you to talk about ritual abuse, access support and as well as supporting others. I will also provide information on resources that may help reduce any discomfort you experience.
  2. The potential for the collected data to be compromised. The research data will be stored confidentially using the secure server at the University of Dundee School of Education and Social Work, and all data will be anonymised.

Who will have access to your data? 

Jisc Online Surveys and the University of Dundee are the data controllers for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 2018 and the GDPR. Data will be downloaded from Jisc Online Surveys after the survey has ended. Once this data has been downloaded to a secured server, information will be deleted from Jisc Online Surveys. Your data will be stored confidentially in password-protected files using the secure server at the School of Education and Social Work at the University of Dundee. Research data will be stored on a secure server for a minimum of three years after the publication of my PhD thesis, at which point it will be deleted from the server and submitted to the UK Data Archive. All submitted data will be completely anonymised

Data will be used in academic publications. However, no identifying information will be included. Rather, answers to questions will be summarised broadly.

What is the purpose of the study?

This online survey is for my PhD study. The principal researcher is a PhD student in the School of Education and Social Work at the University of Dundee. This PhD is being completed under the supervision of Dr Susan Levy and Dr Victoria Jupp Kina.

Data protection

The University of Dundee is the data controller concerning your data, and as such will determine how your data is used in the study. The University will process your data for the research outlined above. Research is a task that we perform in the public interest.

Further information about your rights concerning your data is available from https://www.dundee.ac.uk/information-governance//dataprotection/

Ethical approval has been received from the University of Dundee’s Research Ethics Committee. If you have any ethical concerns with this study, please contact Dr Murray Simpson, Education and Social Work SREC Convener on m.k.simpson@dundee.ac.uk.

What if there is a problem?  

If you have a concern about any aspect of this project, please speak to the researcher, Joseph Lumbasi; j.a.lumbasi@dundee.ac.uk or my supervisors, Dr Susan Levy s.levy@dundee.ac.uk or Dr Victoria Jupp Kina v.juppkina@dundee.ac.uk who will do their best to answer your query. The researcher should acknowledge your concern within 10 working days and give you an indication of how they intend to deal with it.

If you wish to make a complaint about any aspect of the way you have been approached or treated during this study, the normal complaints procedure will be available to you. You can send an anonymous complaint by email to Dr Murray Simpson, Education and Social Work SREC Convener on m.k.simpson@dundee.ac.uk. The Convenor will seek to resolve the matter in a reasonably expeditious manner.

Please note that you will not be able to go back to previous answers once you have gone to the next page during the survey.

1.Please note that you may only participate in this survey if you are 18 years of age or over.

The Devil’s Door

Magick, Occult, Religion, Sorcery, Spirituality, Witchcraft

‘Just as there is a door which opens unto God, so is there a Devil’s Door which opens upon the recremental deeps. Let the aspirant be in no doubt that once this door is opened that the deeps will come in.’ – A.E. Waite

‘The cornerstone that the builders rejected is the place from which I come. The gate that is not a gate is the source of the living One.’ – The Gospel of Mary Magdalene

There is a peculiar feature to many of England’s medieval Churches, being a smaller entrance commonly situated in the North side of the building. This door is only opened during the Ceremonies of Baptism and Communion, and at no other times. Lore tells that Devils may reside within the Spirit of an unbaptised child, and that its spirit is Exorcised during these Rituals. It is also at this door that the aspiring Initiate of the Black Art may meet their Master, and make their Pact. For all these reasons, it is called the Devil’s Door.

In Christian lore, it is said that the Lord will rise again in the East; thus this side of a Church is regarded as the most sacred. It was common practice for the dead to be buried with their feet pointing towards to East, so that they could meet Him at the time of Resurrection. Next is the South, then West, and finally the North – this from the belief that the dead would rise in this order. The East is considered God’s side, where His throne is set; the West, man’s side, the Galilee of the Gentiles; the South, the side of the ‘Spirits Made Just’ and Angels, and the North is the Devil’s side. Criminals and paupers were frequently buried in the North side of the churchyard.

References to the North as the direction of the Evil One may be found in the Bible. In Jeremiah 1-13/14 we find; ‘What seest thou? And I said, I see a seething pot; and the face thereof is toward the north. Then the Lord said unto me, out of the north an evil shall break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land.’  In Jeremiah 46-20; ‘..destruction cometh; it cometh out of the north’.

The cardinal direction of North was associated in the Middle Ages with criminality. An accused person would stand facing his judges to the North. If a thief or criminal was being chased by the authorities, they could seek sanctuary within a church, as no violence was to take place there. If they could get to the Devil’s Door and take a hold of its handle, they could not be arrested until such times as they had let go. Ecclesiastical sanctuary is believed to have developed through usage from the Anglo-Saxon period until James I abolished the right altogether in 1623. Nevertheless, it was still practised in some parts of the country until the 19th century.

Many early churches in Britain were built upon the very spots used by previous generations of pagan worshippers. Perhaps it was that the sacred space usurped by the church would have been entered only from the North. In ancient Britain and the Germanic territories, the direction was central to the pagan Mysteries. Might we see here the presence of the Sorcerer-God known to us as Woden? That Master of Darkness, Initiator of Sorcerers, and Knower of the Dead? It seems a strong likelihood that these Mysteries may have informed the lore of the Devil’s Door. Amongst Woden’s many names we find also that of ‘Grim’, once again associated with the Devil as the ‘Church Grim’. The God Tyr, also, is associated with the North; indeed his Rune is an arrow pointing to the North Star.

It occurs in Phaerie Lore that the human wishing to make contact with the Hidden Folk may do so by circling a mound beneath which they live, anti-clockwise, and ending in the North. Perhaps here we see the continuation from the Elder Faith, carried through yet adapted to a Christian interpretation. Indeed, as we shall see, there are many practices that remain essentially unchanged from their origins within Phaerie Lore, the service of the Old Ones, and those that are later defined as Infernal Witchcraft.

Yet just because we find a strong correlation, we should not assume to have solved the Mystery in its entirety. Here we have one of many examples where myths have wound together like twisting roots, revealing an intricate pattern.. The association of the North with Devils, and the realms of the dead, may also be found in the Magick of the Zoroastrians. In a Rite of Exorcism, performed in the name of Ahurumazda, the Druj is cast out with these words; “Perish away to the regions of the North, never more to give unto death the living world of the Holy Spirit.”

According to the book of Bahir, amongst the oldest of Kabalist texts, the North is the abode of evil, and Satan comes from the North. It may be noted that the Northerly direction, the cold wastes of the Abyss, and the darkness of perpetual winter, are attributed within Kabalist Lore to the ‘Sephiroth that is not a Sephiroth’; Daath. The significance here is that Daath is indeed the Devil’s Door upon the Tree of Life, leading to the alternate dimensions of the Tree of Death – and the realms of Hell.

It is congruent, also, that within the Egyptian Mysteries the North is associated with Set- the original archetypal ‘Devil’ who was Invoked with Rites we would otherwise describe as Witchcraft pure and simple. For now it is enough to draw attention to the associations with Set, funerary Rites, self overcoming, and the Pathways of the Tree of Death which have been called the Tunnels of Set.

This Mystery may also be found within the Rites of Freemasonry. It is told of the Temple of King Solomon that; ‘….the Sun and Moon….could dart no ray of light into the North part thereof.’ Thus it is that the first degree Mason is taught the North of a term of darkness. This is more than mere allegory, for whilst the Sun progresses through the ecliptic it never reaches beyond 23 degrees North of Earth’s equator. Thus, a building constructed any further North will receive light only on its South face when the Sun is at its meridian height.

According to Witchcraft Lore, it is at this Devil’s Door that the candidate meets their Initiator. Such provides the culmination of a Rite taking place over a series of consecutive nights, during which time the candidate visits the church at midnight and circles the building Widdershins, walking backwards, a variable number of times (usually 3, but always an odd number).

On the final night the Devil is called upon to appear, perhaps as a person, a toad, a large black dog, or any other creature it might choose. The candidate offers a Consecrated host, which must be fed to whatever awaits. As with the formulæ of Witchcraft generally, it must be stressed that there are many variants to this tradition.

It is of relevance that the Rites of Initiation take place at locations bordering the dimensions, as may be understood to be the symbolic aspect of the Devil’s Door itself, or at the crossroads, the seashore, bridges, and so on. Initiation concerns the worlds of the Visible and Invisible, hinging upon the point where the dimensions intersect. The mythic function serves to accentuate occult reality, allowing it to obsess us temporarily that we may once again reabsorb it.

In all these traditions the Initiator may be specifically identified with the Devil. Evidence of such goes back at least to the Middle Ages, with many signs appearing in the Persecution records. In all such depictions, the Rites are portrayed as overtly Satanic. It is that mythic formula concealed also within the tale of the Fall, of Eve and Adam’s partaking of the Forbidden Fruit.

Within many of the old Trade Gilds, which in their day celebrated the Mysteries of their Craft and gave offering to their Gods at their gatherings, the Initiator also became identified with the Devil. Such things were true of the Society of the Horseman’s Word. The Devil is also recognised as the Mystery behind the closely related Initiatory formulæ of the Toad Witches.

Another formula of Self-Initiation is recorded by Scot in his Discoverie of Witchcraft (1584), amongst the most commonly employed books within the Cunning and Art of England, in which the candidate places one hand upon their head, the other on the sole of their foot, giving all between their two hands to the Devil and declaring their self the enemy of all organised religion.

Yet Nature presents one grand and useful lesson more; the knowledge of Self. She teaches, by contemplation, to prepare for the closing hours of existence; and when she has led through the intricate twists and turns of mortal life, she finally brings the lesson of Death. Such are the peculiarities of the Rites of Initiation. They are an invitation to reflect upon that awful subject and teach that, to the Upright Man, death has no terror equal to that of error and illusion.

The formulæ of Initiation, whether into primitive societies or advanced fraternities, are of symbolic death and resurrection; as typified in the myths of Osiris, Christ, and Hiram, amongst many others. Such symbolism is present in the tradition of meeting one’s Initiator at the North side of the church- being that part of the graveyard where the poor are buried, and where sunlight does not fall.

Through the nearness of darkness and death we are inevitably reminded that our own life is but a transient dream. It is analogous, also, to the Inner Darkness, through which we may be presented with glimpses into the Mysteries. It is a symbolic renewal of the candidate’s connection with the embryonic Void; the gateway to the Mysteries, living and breathing the Rite as a dreamer dreams a dream. The shadows of the graveyard serve to remind us of the shifting shadows of Self, ever descending into reincarnation, attempting even death for its satisfaction. This darkness is embraced in its totality that the flame of Illumination may ignite spontaneously within the Self, as the Limitless Light first emerged from the Void.

This is that symbolic death that allows us to mature, imperceptibly, within ourselves. It is not a physical death, but the death of the candidate’s inertia upon the Path of Self; their unawareness and alienation. The aim of Initiation is to kill this death, uncovering the Self buried beneath so much sand and mud. It is as if the candidate were reincarnated ‘this time around’- and let us not forget, that through this symbolised death, the Initiate may come to expand their awareness of mortal death. It is not entirely unknown for Initiates to regain certain memories of previous incarnations at such times. This death corresponds to the Alchemical processes of transmutation, and does not in itself present the culmination of the Rite.

This Harrowing of Hell, called also the Journey Unto the Centre of the Earth, is not merely one of introspection. It serves also as an Enchantment cast upon one’s own Self by the aid of the Devil. The descent into one’s Self foreshadows Infinity; its aim is the perception of a complex reality revealed through various components of the Rite. It is at this stage, having attained the very heart of this realty, that the tangible world opens itself up to the Mysteries.

Herein lies the paradox of Initiation. It is easy to comprehend the need to Become One’s Self in order to realise one’s potential, yet it is difficult to comprehend how the seemingly finite Self is to identify with the infinite Mysteries.

By the process of Initiation, the aspirant rediscovers their Self, stripping it of those beliefs and miscomprehension that hindered them from becoming their own creator, which the Alchemists understood by the phrase Son of His Works. The Initiate enters into this Mystery, revealing the cruel beauty which runs as a current through the Self, as it runs also through the world.

Much superstition and misunderstanding has been accumulated around the formulæ of Initiation. It is often supposed that the candidate acquires by these Rites great Mystical insight as if by a single moment of Illumination, and that great powers are to be granted them suddenly by the agency of the Devil. In reality, however, the Rites of Initiation provide a function that might better be described as poetic, stirring the Greater Mind within the individual as great poetry may serve to awaken the Secrets of the Soul; which is as Danté called the Straight Track.

Nor is the Devil’s Door representative of some singular and finite Attainment. Rather, it is a vow that must be continually reaffirmed. It is not enough to perform this Rite but the once, and consider oneself a ‘Witch’ from this moment on, and forever. The enigma may be decoded through the dictum ‘The object of the Quest is the very way of the Quest’, by which is meant that the goal of our journey is not the aim of our embarking, for it will be to us forever Mysterious. Rather it is the journey itself that is its own purpose. Thus, in the old gilds (the forerunners of ‘guilds’, preserving trade secrets and lore), the candidate for Initiation was sometimes known as a Journeyman. The Rites themselves serve as a momentary Enchantment, a marking of the beginning of a journey that may have no ultimate destination other than death, itself as illusory as life. It is a spelling out with action, and may never replace the endless journey of maturation it represents.

WHITE WITCHCRAFT & BLACK OBEAH

Magick, Neuromancy, Occult, Politics, Religion, Sorcery, Spirituality

My mother’s family, going back several generations, were all known in Essex as ‘white witches’ – at least by people that liked them. The term meant something different than it does today, so I do not often introduce myself as a “white witch”, as most people then assume I am some kind of Pagan. It might baffle those who have been miseducated by bookshop pseudoccultism but the witches of my family were Christians, even if their theology was expanded compared to Church doctrine. It doesn’t really matter what you call their ‘religion’, though; the power we inherit is not a ‘belief system’ or a fixed set of ‘rituals’ – rather, it is an inherited talent. This ‘natural magick’ in our blood is sometimes called ‘cunning’ – from the old word kenning, meaning ‘to know’, in the way the of the Greek word ‘gnosis’. There were cunning men and cunning women, the term is not gender specific, but in East Anglia – at least, by sometime around the 19th century – the term ‘white witch’ was more commonly applied. This is the true magical tradition of England, but it was only as recently as 2005 that the first academic texts were published on the subject; see Cunning Folk by Professor Owen Davies (note my own book Witcha; A Book of Cunning was self-published in 2002 in a hand bound leather. It has only been more recently that any Wiccans started pretending to be ‘cunning’, or that occult publishers started offering ‘luxury’ bound editions. But I digress..)

It is only in recent generations that any of my family stopped going to Church, or that our witchcraft ceased to be ‘described’ in Christian terms. My mother embraced modern Wicca when she married Adrian Brynn-Evan in 1987. Her mother, my Grandmother, also embraced Spiritualism in the days after WWII. I myself have been involved with various branches of magick, from Chaos magick through to Voudon / Orissa / Obeah. Yet even where other ‘faiths’ have been annexed the spirit gift has distinguished us all as having abilities beyond our piers. My Grandmother ran the largest and most affluent séance circle in Colchester, regularly attended by the Mayor and his wife, as well as other dignitaries. My mother is a honorary 3rd degree Wiccan, without ever having had to be taught, as well as having gained recognition in Druidry. When I was invited to join the Illuminates of Thanateros in 1992 it was as similarly as a 3rd degree initiate – and by my resignation in 2001 I had been Mentor to at least one of those now among the Pact’s leadership, as well as the Magister Templi to three or four temples, the order’s first ordained Chaos Priest, and Fool/Inquisitor to the Magi of both UK and USA sections. By the end of 2003 Kenneth Grant was encouraging his ‘Pythoness’ Mary Hedger to bring me into his own order with sexual favours – his letter calling me a ‘magical powerhouse’ is reproduced in part in my book The Neuronomicon. In my dealings with the Voudon cults my abilities have also been recognized – on Three King’s Night of 2008, at a ritual gathering in Haiti, I was recognized as a “Son of Simbi-Makaya” with the natural ability to call the spirits. I think it is fair to say the ‘power’ has been passed to me, whether you call my magick ‘cunning’ in the historical sense, or whether you call it a modern mash-up sorcery.

Let me say that again, as I can tell some of my readers are struggling with the concept. I did not learn my magick as an adult coming to some kind of ‘system’, such as Wicca, Thelema, or Chaos Magic, even if I have in the past engaged with these ‘scenes’. You can say I am ‘really’ just some kind of Wiccan, Chaos magician, wannabee zoodoo, or whatever you like, but at the end of the day I was born with the power – inheriting through my mother’s line – and in addition I was born with a caul – traditionally also sign of natural powers. A lot of people might try to falsely claim to such powers but in my case it happens to be true.

Just recently I have been using the phrase ‘white witch’ in relation to myself more frequently – because I have had to explain myself to witches whose ancestry are African. I have found much more in common with them than any of the bookshop pseudoccultists – especially with my local Obeah, who call me simply “Magick Man”. Many of our practices are identical, which I find fascinating, and it is often necessary to explain where I inherited my knowledge from – especially when there are so many embarrassing charlatans ‘studying to be black’, such as the gay Welsh Voudon shop in Glastonbury (WTF?). Like the ‘white witches’ of East Anglia the typical Obeah practitioner often has inherited spiritual gifts that allow them to operate as they do, and these gifts cannot be passed on to others – at least not without considerable cost to the hereditary practitioner. The distinction ‘white witch’ in this context is also an obvious joke on my skin colour, but I’m fine with that.

What surprises the Obeah as much as myself, however, is when the spirits moving through me choose to introduce themselves by – and respond to – African names. I explain my understanding that all cultures know the same mysteries under different names in The Nueronomicon, and speak a little more about this in the following video concerning the Red Ray.

Now, we can all agree that the Master of the Crossroads is recognized in my native witchcraft as the Devil, before that Odin, and that this same power is called in Obeah as Exu, that the three pronged crossroads sign for Odin (the ‘Awe Helm’) is identical to the symbol of Exu, and that both Odin and Exu are identified ‘after conversion’ with the Devil, but it still causes confusion when my Devil insists it is Exu, and the very same spirit they serve in the mysteries of the African Diaspora. This is when some of my neighbours say I am practising a religion not my own – the same way some racist Heathens say black people should not use the runes or serve Odin. Most Obeah are particularly insistent theirs is a path closed to outsiders, and whites are never to be initiated, so this is bound to cause consternation when it turns out I already know how to do it. I was grateful when a neighbour recently stood up for me against such a purist by arguing, “What you saying? That I’ve only half as much right to practice as you do ’cause I’m mixed race?”

I am reminded of the traditional story where Exu paints himself completely red down one side of his body, and black down the other, divided by a straight line down the middle. He then did a silly walk along the main street of the village, causing those on one side to argue with those on the other as to what colour their strange visitor had been, which escalated into the throwing of spears and a community divided against itself. Such is the nature of Exu, – perhaps his choosing me as his ‘horse’ is a trick to teach a similar lesson to the ‘black purists’ claiming the spirits are theirs alone. It is a complicated and multi-layered argument, and I would never be so assuming as to say my philosophy transcends race as this would also be to deny my own ‘white privilege’. I am always clear that although our practices are often indistinguishable, and we even know many of the same spirits under the same names, I am not ‘Obeah’, nor even ‘Voudusant’, but a ‘White Witch’.

My whiteness caused some confusion this weekend just gone when I turned up at a ‘ritual party’ being thrown by some neighbours just a few doors down. They had not invited us, or indeed any of the other neighbours, but there sound system was so loud it drowned out our stereo, even if we turned it up as loud as it would go. Not that this was too much of a problem, as the DJ’s at their ritual party were playing some banging tunes. Every now and then the DJ took to the mike, declaring to the whole neighbourhood, “This ritual party honours the Orissa!”, or to call out “Exu-Ellegua!”, or “Exu! Exu! Exu!”

Like I said, they were playing some banging tunes. My right leg started hopping around and dancing all on its own. That’s often how it starts – as if ‘restless leg syndrome’ takes over my whole body and moves it around without my control. You might know I suffer ‘rls’ which robs me of sleep if I forget to give due service to the Master at the Crossroads. I was also born with what my medical records call scoliosis – so I am a genuine ‘crooked man’ and the walking stick I lean on is not just for effect. On this occasion my leg was dancing me all around the garden and it took me conscious effort to stop the effect spreading through the rest of me.

“Exu! Exu! Exu!” the DJ called again, and then “Here’s a shout out to our guests from Essex.”

Now, I’m from Essex. It seemed a terrible shame not to have been invited, especially if there was a connection between their society and Essex. It definitely seemed to me that I, or my ‘Devil’, was being called upon – and at such volume it could be heard several streets away. I was like, “Damn, I have to meet these neighbours..”

So there I found myself – dressed in my best red shirt with snake bones around my neck, one hand resting on my ‘staff of Moses’ twisty walking stick, my other hand nursing a bottle – standing outside the party house at a pair of closed black wrought iron gates, a number of new and expensive cars parked behind them. Clearly, the hosts were doing well for themselves, as were those in attendance. As I poured three libations on the ground I was approached by this big black dude with a gangster swagger, “What you want?”

I told him in my best English accent, “I’m a neighbour. I hear you calling to Exu, so here I am. Can I come in, or what?”

This guy looked me up and down like he wanted to snigger. I could tell what he was thinking – some tiny little white dude with the staff of an Obeah men – who does he think he is? Looks like he’s poor, too. And sure, I get that. I get that a lot, from blacks and whites alike. So I took a swig from my bottle and awaited his decision.

“You’re dribbling down yourself,” he said. And I was – accidentally spilling beer like some kind of drunk. And then, “This is a private party.”

Well, whatever. No big surprise, but it was worth a try.

I wandered back home and stayed up with the Mrs, blazing in our garden and enjoying the sounds, imposed upon us whether we liked it or not. But I couldn’t help noticing that, after the sun was down and the party nearly over, they were still calling to Exu. Apparently he hadn’t turned up. Which meant none of the other spirits were in attendance either..

Maybe when they think about it, piecing things together in the week, they will remember the poor little white guy limping on his walking stick that they turned away at their gate. Maybe they will remember the story of Exu painting himself two different colours to teach a lesson about separatism and factionalism. And maybe next time they throw an ostentatious, massively loud, massively bragging ‘ritual party’ that can be heard for several streets away, they will at least remember to invite the neighbours.

So shall it be. Amen.