10 YEARS AND STILL NOT PROVEN WRONG

Colin Batley, Illuminates of Thanateros, Paedophilia, Paganism, Ritual Abuse

It has been ten years since the bust of Colin Batley but the police have still not prosecuted the other members of his large cult, with known links to Wales, Cornwall, Bristol, and London. In 2012 I disclosed the identities of several members of the ‘occult community’ as having been involved in Batley’s paedophile cult. I have yet to be proven wrong – no survivors from Batley’s cult have contradicted me. Only if police had made further arrests and they were not the people I identified, or if I had been contradicted by other survivors, could my disclosures be rationally dismissed. Also, in all this time, no successful legal action has been taken to prevent me from exposing those identified.

I had, in fact, been warning police and the ‘occult community’ about the rise of a paedophile in the ranks of the Illuminates of Thanateros since 2006. Additionally, the Illuminates of Thanateros only gained a ‘Welsh section’ during the time Batley was active – previously to this the IOT had never even had a Welsh member. Their order also seems to have found considerable monies to invest in events, their own publishing company, and other self promoting ventures.

Not all of those identified to (and by) us as having been in Batley’s group were members of the IOT. He was himself a ‘Priest’ of the Ordo Templi Orientis, a leading member of his group was at that time the Devon & Cornwall regional co-ordinator for The Pagan Federation, and a prominent occult publisher.

Colin Batley was in the news again recently. While abusers in the occult community might like to claim “it was all a long time ago and has been dealt with”, the public nor the press have not forgotten him. Police urgently need to reopen their investigation into his cult – it remains a danger to the public and especially to children. https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/carmarthen-kidwelly-colin-batley-police-20837645

CURSES!!!

Colin Batley, Paedophilia, Paganism

This defamation appears on the blog of ‘James Hind’ aka ‘Satanic Views’ – “There are ocultists in the modern age such as Nathaniel Harris of Bristol UK, who is actively casting ritualistic curses on the victims he is harrassing; and there would have been a number of individuals like Harris who have been executed for this type of abuse amongst those Scottish “witches” who have caused untold suffering on a very superstitious people.”

Of course, we know who James Hind really is, and why they are spreading this libel. Note they don’t know how to spell ‘harassment’.. this article is written by a Chaos magician / Satanist who can’t ‘spell’.. get it?

Perhaps this explains why they appear to be so ignorant of UK law regarding harassment – because they could not spell it correctly so it did not turn up in their Google searches. Anyone suffering harassment from these trolls needs to be aware of this law. Note that the use of sockpuppets can earn extra time in jail – Protection from Harassment Act 1997 https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1997/40/contents

The ignorant racism of equating Voodoo and curses aside, the attempt at logic displayed in this article shows just how messed up Vayne and Wyrd’s thinking has become. It also shows how little they understand the subject they claim to ‘teach’ (ie ‘magick’). Either it works or it doesn’t, they don’t seem to be able to decide.

https://satanicviews.wordpress.com/2021/04/13/comment-on-the-proposed-pardon-for-witches-in-scotland/?fbclid=IwAR1TYjsf4OfSJimy85EkDyBU1CiRm7lWjNSNYTz5zB86jDyVYjkKk8um1D8

If I’ve been casting spells it has been to expose child abusers – specifically those who were involved with Colin Batley but have so far escaped prosecution. Does that count as a ‘curse’?

It seems to me, and to most people I discuss this with on and off line, that the guilty are shitting themselves. They should be. The world is changing, as are the laws regarding the prosecution of vile cowardly child abusers like their circle jerk club.

Honestly, why should I risk throwing ‘Voodoo curses’ when they are screwing up so badly all on their own?

I am reminded of when [a leading figure in The Illuminates of Thanateros] smeared a bucket load of human faeces around my front door in an attempt to curse me. I heard her, and [another IOT member], talking to each other when they were doing it (“He’s not still using that old banishing ritual is he?”.. because yes they could hear me doing exactly that, the timing a pure coincidence). After finishing their unpleasant task they rang my doorbell, but I did not answer. At that time I was living in a building with a janitor, and it had all been cleaned up before I even knew about it.

This was Halloween 2005, just after they had returned from a abusing a disabled child in Trevalgar Manor, Tintagel, Cornwall, having made a ‘pact’ with their new friend Colin Batley.

All that effort – to no result. This is the truth about these stupid fakes. That they have any support at all from the so-called ‘occult community’ tells you all you need to know about how fake they ALL are.

Sweet dreams,

NJH

THE ‘SATANIC’ PAEDOPHILE RING

Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Colin Batley, Illuminates of Thanateros, Paedophilia, Paganism, Ritual Abuse, Ritual Murder, Satanism, Uncategorized

[Edited 06/07/21: due to a further miscarriage of justice in Norwich Family Law Court I am at this time unable to identify to journalists or the public two of the most prominent abusers in this still operating paedophile ring].

THIS POST HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ‘ILLUMINATI’ CONSPIRACY THEORIES AND NONE OF THE FACTS SUPPORT THE NARRATIVE OF CERTAIN ‘VOICES’ CURRENTLY MAKING CAREERS FOR THEMSELVES ALLEGEDLY ‘REPRESENTING’ SURVIVORS. CONSPIRACY THEORISTS CAUSE MORE HARM THAN GOOD – THEY ACT TO SPREAD MISINFORMATION THAT CAUSES SURVIVORS OF ABUSE FURTHER SUFFERING. IT IS ANOTHER FORM OF ABUSE IN ITSELF. WE DESERVE AND DESIRE CREDIBLE SUPPORT.

This post concerns an extremely real and proven to exist sadistic ritualistic paedophile ring that has been operating in the UK for decades, an unsolved ritualistic murder, and the arrogant incompetence of police and social services who have placed those coming forward with disclosures in even more danger as well as traumatising them further. The authors are the son of three perpetrators from this group (their mother, biological father, and stepfather) and the estranged mother of a disabled child, now a vulnerable adult who has been abused by this group since infancy and is quite probably still being abused by them. Our names are Nathaniel J. Harris and Jasmine DeVille, and we have already received limited online attention having been interviewed by Shaun Atwood and Sonia Poulton, both times with the intention of forcing police to recognise their terrible errors and prove public interest and concern. Numerous complaints have been made over the last decade to the IOPC but to no avail. The intention of this work is to inform journalists and researchers – police must be shown this remains in the public interest to investigate.

The following extract is from Cornwall Live, 10th November 2019. It is available in its entirety online: https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/cornwalls-most-mysterious-unsolved-murder-3517641

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CORNWALL’S MOST MYSTERIOUS UNSOLVED MURDER CASES:

Communities were left in shock and the killers have never been brought to justice

PETER SOLHEIM (JUNE 2004)

Margaret James, 58, is currently serving a 20-year jail sentence for conspiracy to murder her paganist lover Peter Solheim. However, her co-plotters have never been caught.

In June 2004, the mutilated body of Mr Solheim, 56, was dragged aboard the vessel the Clairvoyant by two fishermen after they spotted it floating in the sea off Cornwall.

The dead man had been drugged before he was hacked about the body with a blunt machete or axe and hurled into the sea – he did not die from his horrific injuries, but drowned.

Unlike Cornwall’s other unsolved murders, the Solheim case did reach court and a partial conviction.

During the case at Truro Crown Court it was revealed that Mr Solheim of Carnkie, near Helston, West Cornwall, was a parish councillor who dabbled in black magic and dealt in pornography.

The jury believed the prosecution’s case that James, of Porthoustock, on Cornwall’s Lizard peninsula, had acted to murder Mr Solheim after she learned he was poised to leave her in favour of his mistress of nearly 20 years, Jean Knowles, of Par, near St Austell.

In her evidence James told the court that she had last seen Mr Solheim when she dropped him off at Mylor Harbour for a fishing trip with a friend called Charlie on June 16, 2004.

Using Mr Solheim’s mobile phone she then sent a series of fake text messages from him to Mrs Knowles. What James did not realise was that the body had already been found five miles south-east of Black Head, on the Lizard peninsula.

Police never believed that James had acted alone and are still hunting her co-conspirators as she has never revealed who they are.

In 2012 Solheim was accused of child rape in a sensational turn of events at a trial into alleged sex abuse at pagan ceremonies.

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My parents were called as character witnesses at the trial of James. Their names are Ann and Adrian Brynn-Evans, and like Solheim they are ‘pagans’. Their photograph appears at the head of an article printed around the time of the trial. The following report is from The Falmouth Packet, 17th May, 2005. It is available to read online at https://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/762337.pagan-peter-liked-talking-sex/

At the time of this trial my parents were living in Wells, Somerset. In 2013 they returned to live in Milton Keynes, where they had previously lived in the 1990s. They organise an event that takes place in Glastonbury called The Wytches’ Market, and their address is available online:

https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/08065702/officers

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PAGAN PETER LIKED TALKING ABOUT SEX

Bearded pagan Peter Solheim fancied himself as being “hot stuff” and attractive to women, constantly talking about sex, a jury at Truro Crown Court heard.

Fellow pagans Adrian and Ann Bryn-Evans said that Solheim talked frequently about sex, making his partner Margaret James feel uncomfortable.

James, 57, from Porthoustock, is currently on trial charged with killing Peter Solheim, a former Budock parish councillor. She denies murdering Mr Solheim between June 15 and 19, 2004, and conspiracy to murder with others unknown between June 1 and 19, 2004.

Mr Bryn-Evans, who now lives in Somerset and is the district manager for the Pagan Federation for Wessex, said that Solheim, when trying to make an impression, would also tell people: “I make a very good friend but a very bad enemy,” declared Mrs Ann Bryn-Evans, a pagan priestess for about 20 years, said she first met Solheim and James at a “moot” or meeting in Tehidy Woods, near Camborne, in May 1999. They became friends, but later Solheim became critical of them.

“I felt Margaret came along to keep Peter happy and to keep an eye on him,” she said. “I felt she was not enthusiastic and would rather he wasn’t involved.”

Asked by prosecutor Sarah Munro, QC, about Solheim’s attitude to sex, Mrs Bryn-Evans said he talked about it frequently. “At first it seemed a bit amusing, then I felt there was too much of it. I felt Margaret was uncomfortable when he spoke about other women and how he was very attractive to them. He was boasting, describing himself as hot stuff’ and saying that he never had any trouble attracting women.”

Questioned by defence counsel Paul Dunkels, QC, the witness agreed that Solheim had got himself banned from some of the “moots” because people were worried about his attitude towards women. After a while they began to feel he was “disturbing and unpleasant.”

Solheim, she said, had frightened a mutual friend by going to her home to see her when her husband was out and she was by herself. Solheim had also used his assumed knowledge of the occult to upset people.

Mr Bryn-Evans, wearing black and a pentagon necklace, said that he and his wife lived in Cornwall until February 2004 and he had been the administrator for the Devon and Cornwall practising witches. “We try to live our lives with nature,” he said.

He said they held eight celebrations a year when pagans and witches got together and cast a circle. Asked by Miss Munro to explain further, Mr Bryn-Evans replied: “I can’t tell you that because you are not a witch. There are certain fundamental aspects of paganism which those who do not take part will not be told. We honour the gods and godesses (sic).”

He also assured Miss Munro that it should not involve any violent rituals “we have never practised a violent ritual in our time.”

Solheim, he said, was very keen on women and liked to think of himself as a womaniser.

Mr Bryn-Evans agreed with Mr Dunkels that he had told the police Solheim was “quite dislikeable” as he was always setting friends against each other.

Mrs Carolyn Rogers, James’ next-door neighbour for many years, said that after Solheim had been found dead Margaret seemed to cope quite well her normal, chatty, cheerful self.

The witness told Mr Dunkels that she had not found Solheim a person she could warm to. He came across as a “know it all,” claiming that whatever anyone was talking about he had done it and that he knew the right people to get things done.

He was very proud of his position on the parish council in the sense that he could get things done, but not for the good of the community. The sense of power was important to him.

“I didn’t trust him and thought him sly,” said Mrs Rogers. “He wasn’t someone I would want to have a conversation with, but I did because of Margaret.”

The trial continues.

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Note that Adrian Brynn-Evans was at this time the regional coordinator for an organisation called The Pagan Federation. This is an ‘umbrella’ organisation whose membership is drawn from various ‘paths’ of paganism including Wicca (‘pagan’ witchcraft), Druidry, Thelema (followers of Aleister Crowley), and Chaos Magic, among others. This provided him with a fat address book, and put him into contact with all the leading ‘pagan’ groups in the UK. As such he was an important person in that world, with considerable influence. According to The Pagan Federation‘s own website, https://www.paganfed.org/ ; “Founded in 1971 the PF seeks to support all Pagans to ensure they have the same rights as the followers of other beliefs and religions. It aims to promote a positive profile for Pagans and Paganism and to provide information on Pagan beliefs to the media, official bodies and the greater community. The Pagan Federation regards membership of any organisations that refuse to support freedom of religion and equality of race, gender, and sexual orientation, as incompatible with our aims, objectives and values.”

Ann and Adrian Brynn-Evans moved to Cornwall around 1998, taking a residence close to The Museum of Witchcraft, and New Age artist Peter Pracownick, with whom Adrian had been friends since the 1970s. For many years Ann and Adrian produced the newsletter for the Friends of The Museum of Witchcraft and attended regular ‘society’ meetings there. They also ran various events, such as the meetings of The Pagan Federation, and their own ‘Wytchcraft convention’ which was held at Camelot Castle.

The following report is from Mail Online, 6th July 2006. My parents are quoted again. Also appearing as a character witness alongside them was Wiccan ‘High Priest’ Peter Petrauske, who will shall return to shortly. The report is available to read online at:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-394223/Sex-witchcraft-murder-Druid.html

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SEX, WITCHCRAFT, AND THE MURDER OF A DRUID

Dressed in a horned helmet, metal breastplate and wielding a double-edged four-foot long sword, Peter Solheim cut a truly extraordinary figure.

“I make a very good friend,” he solemnly informed the gathering of fellow witches and Druids, “and a very bad enemy.”

High drama but never could the 56-year-old parish councillor turned pagan have guessed how those words would one day come back to haunt him.

A few months on, almost exactly two years ago now, Solheim was brutally murdered – dumped in the Channel off the coast of Cornwall and left to drown.

Drugged and with his limbs and head bludgeoned to a bloody pulp with a machete, he had no hope of saving himself. Yesterday, Margaret James, his lover of nine years, was convicted of masterminding the plot to kill him.

In a cruel echo of Solheim’s own words, the best of friends had indeed turned into the worst of enemies. “It was you who wanted him dead and you who masterminded and orchestrated the events which culminated in his death,” Judge Graham Cottle told James, 58, as he jailed her for 20 years at Truro Crown Court. “What you orchestrated was a horrific and slow death.”

The story of James’s bloody betrayal of her boyfriend is in equal measure extraordinary and horrifying, its plotline built around a volatile, unstable mixture of sex, witchcraft, greed and jealousy. Its conclusion also hangs in the air. To this day, James’s accomplice, whoever he or she may be, remains very much at large.

Played out to the ancient backdrop of the Cornish countryside, a land of folklore and myth, the roots of this murder mystery can be traced back to 1995 and an advert placed in the lonely hearts’ column of a local newspaper.

James, a petite vegan with a penchant for nettle tea and a voracious sexual appetite, was looking for companionship and replied.

A mother of two, she had been single since the mid-80s when her first husband Francis James died in a fire at the gravel pit where he was working.

She received a £50,000 insurance settlement following the accident which she used to buy a former coastguard cottage on an exposed bluff of land above the Cornish hamlet of Porthoustock.

To locals, she cut an eccentric, remote figure – swimming naked in the sea and living in near-squalor. She got by on a widow’s pension and made a bit of extra pocket money selling mobile phones and SIM cards.

Like James, Solheim was also divorced and when the two met they quickly discovered they shared an interest in ‘alternative’ lifestyles – or “sex, pills and potions” as the prosecuting barrister in the trial would put it.

“We ended up going to bed and, to coin a phrase, were ‘at it like rabbits’,” was how James described the early days of their relationship to police.

“When it started I would say it was ridiculous, we never seemed to be out of bed. That returned to normality over time but our relationship continued with a high sexual and physical attraction.”

Evidently, theirs’ was a highly-charged relationship from the start. And it was never a particularly easy one. For starters, Solheim was a difficult and unpopular individual. Cornish-born, he was the only child of the chief engineer of a Norwegian whaling ship, a heritage that in later life would lead to a fascination with the Viking gods.

With his father often away at sea, he was raised by his mother Dorothy in the village of Budock Water on the outskirts of Falmouth and as a child was obsessed with knives and guns.

Following a stint as a panel beater, Solheim worked for the printing company Stralfords in Camborne but is understood to have taken early retirement in the mid-nineties suffering from manic depression.

He received incapacity benefit and, with money earned selling pirated hardcore porn DVDs and antique weapons (his collection was worth £30,000) was considered a relatively wealthy man.

By the time he met James he had not only split from his wife, Jean (a dispatch clerk whom he married in 1971) but had also severed contact with his two children, Lisa, 29, and Daniel, 25.

“I last spoke to my father on Christmas Day 1995 and we didn’t leave on the best of terms,” Lisa told the Mail. “He’d just met Margaret and I didn’t get on very well with her – nothing specific but we never hit it off. As I was old enough to move out, I moved out.

“In any case I wasn’t happy with all the guns and knives he kept in the house. He had a fiery temper and I was always afraid that he would lose his cool one day and do something that he would regret. Most of the friends he used to have when I was living with him have drifted away. He completely changed after he divorced my mum.”

The change, in particular, could be seen in two areas of his life: women and witchcraft. And James fell into both camps. At first, it seems, she was happy to accompany him to various solstice and equinox celebrations but it quickly became apparent to onlookers that he was more serious about the occult than she was.

“He became very taken by the gods Oden and Thor and was definitely veering towards the dark side of magic,” Tamsin Parish, a 23-year-old Druid who first met Solheim in the late nineties told the Mail. “Oden and Thor are Nordic gods and are very powerful and we were all worried that he thought he could tap into that power and was somehow being a messenger for those gods. Put it this way, we didn’t get the feeling that he was using that power in a good way.”

Having parted company with the Druids, Solheim joined a local group of Wiccans, devotees of a pre-Christian pagan religion who honour gods and goddesses and hold rituals to mark the changing seasons.

Peter Petrauske, high priest of the Falmouth coven, says that while they would worship in plain white robes Solheim insisted on wearing a horned helmet and breastplate. He would also carry a sword.

“He told us he wanted to be known as Thor’s Hammer,” said Mr Petrauske. “He was following the Norse way and was far more interested in that side of things.”

He was also very interested in sex. Pagan priestess Ann Bryn-Evans recalled how Solheim thought he was irresistible to women.

“He spoke about it very frequently,” said Mrs Bryn-Evans. “At first it was amusing but then there was too much of it. Margaret smiled and smirked as if she felt proud about it. But as time went on she became uncomfortable if he mentioned other women and said he was attracted to them. He was a boaster. He described himself as hot stuff. He felt he was very attractive to women and had no trouble in attracting them.”

An openly flirtatious man, it is clear that James did not trust Solheim in the least.

On one occasion when he was out, she searched his house and later told a friend how she had found a doll with pins in it, a video camera and ladies’ underwear hidden in the attic.

All the time her suspicions were fuelled by the knowledge that Solheim had been having a 20-year on-off relationship with a woman by the name of Jean Knowles. “We had a sexual relationship, except when I was in other sexual relationships, but we stayed in contact, we were there for each other,” thrice-divorced 63-year-old Mrs Knowles would tell the court.

“I knew of Margaret and that there were possibly other women. We each did what we wanted to do.”

James, however, did not share this laissez-faire approach and on one occasion telephoned Mrs Knowles to tell her to stop contacting Solheim.

But they continued to communicate by phone and in the three years before Solheim’s death started to see one another more and more.

“He sometimes stayed overnight,” said Mrs Knowles. “And we had sex three or four times a month. He liked it – that is for sure.”

Indeed, so much did he like ‘it’ that by the end of 2003 he had decided that his future lay with his long-term mistress. He bought her an engagement ring and began to renovate his mother’s vacant home with a view to moving there after they married.

“He asked me not to wear the ring until the time was right,” she told the court. Solheim, it would appear, was nervous about telling James that their relationship was going to end. He told Mrs Knowles that once she knew, “the muck will hit the fan”. On June 15th 2004 Solheim made one last entry in his calendar. It simply read: “Secret’s found out.”

This, police assume, meant that he had told James that they were finished. On the following day his jilted girlfriend wreaked her terrible revenge. Using the powerful sedative Lorazepam, Solheim was first drugged and then set about with a machete or axe. A total of 18 injuries, including four deep cuts to the head that would have left him unconscious but not dead, were inflicted.

He had three broken ribs and bruising to his chest and back, grazing on his buttocks where he had been dragged across rough ground and a deep cut to his left knee that had broken the kneecap. Another ‘targeted’ injury had almost severed his right big toe.

It is accepted that James, who stands at little more than 5ft tall, did not act alone and detectives believe that given Solheim’s abrasive character and illicit dealings in guns and pornography, there would have been no shortage of willing accomplices.

“Don’t be fooled by this diminutive woman. In truth she has a heart of stone,” prosecutor Sarah Munro QC, told the jury at Truro Crown Court. “The injuries were caused by blunt and sharp weapons likely to be a machete or axe. The injuries have been deliberately targeted. You will have to consider whether to make his suffering more severe or to ensure his movement was heavily restricted.”

Notable amongst the injuries was damage to his fingers. A ring given to Solheim by Mrs Knowles had been ripped off and replaced by one of James’s. For two days Solheim was held captive (where, exactly, remains unclear) before being taken out to sea and dumped. He was alive when he entered the water but would have drowned quickly.

Had the plot gone to plan then Solheim’s body would never have been found. Instead, a passing trawler picked it up within a matter of hours.

Clearly, James was not immediately aware of this. She had Solheim’s mobile phone and sent a series of ‘red herring’ texts to her own phone and to that of Mrs Knowles purporting to be from him. In them she wrote that he had met a friend named Charlie, that they were going fishing together and could be heading for France or Spain.

But checks subsequently showed that all the calls had been routed through the St Keverne transmission mast near James’s home and that some were sent up to 36 hours after his body had been recovered.

The texts received by Mrs Knowles aroused instant suspicion. Normally, Solheim never referred to James by her first name, Margaret, but as ‘M’ or ‘It’. But in the texts Mrs Knowles received from the 17th onwards the name Margaret was used in full.

In the days and weeks following the discovery of Solheim’s body James stuck to the story that she had last seen him on June 16th when he had gone off fishing with the mysterious Charlie. But when officers spoke with her they found her vague – unable to say at what time she had last seen him – and unemotional.

Suspicions were heightened when a search of Solheim’s house – named Valhalla in honour of the Viking gods – found just £20. A safe was missing and £24,000 cash was subsequently found at James’s mother’s house. A further £900 was found hidden under a mattress in James’s own home with a note that read: “What goes around, comes around.”

Police also discovered a list in her handwriting of lethal poisons, each annotated with the dose needed for it to be fatal to humans. Arrested the following month, James was not charged until February 2005.

During the trial the three men and nine women of the jury heard evidence from James who attempted to blacken her former lovers name in any way she could. She told the court that Solheim was obsessed with black magic, on one occasion spending three nights stood in a stone circle reciting the Lord’s Prayer backwards.

She also claimed that he was obsessed with pornography and had forced himself on her sexually “a couple of dozen times” during their relationship.

Further, Paul Dunkels QC, her barrister, claimed that Solheim had received hate mail branding him a paedophile which could have provided a motive for whoever it was that wanted him dead.

Originally accused of murder and conspiracy to murder, during the trial the jury was instructed by the judge that there was insufficient evidence to convict James of murder and on his orders they returned a not guilty verdict.

But after nine hours of deliberations, yesterday they found James guilty of the conspiracy charge.

As well as the prison term, James was also ordered to pay £120,000 towards the costs of the prosecution.

Told by Judge Cottle she had shown no remorse for her crime, she shouted: “I can’t feel remorse for something I haven’t done.”

Two years ago, shortly after the killing, James gave a brief interview to the Mail.

Then, she told of Solheim’s interest in the Norse Gods, how she believed he was a Satanist and how she was “coping as well as she might”

Asked if she had any idea about who killed Solheim she paused and then said: “You only know about a person what they choose to tell you.”

Until now James has chosen to reveal nothing about how her boyfriend really died. And yet, as the jury concluded, despite her lies the whole world now knows the truth about her.

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So, James did not commit the murder but was convicted of conspiring with others who did.

We now return to their friend Peter Petrauske. The following report is from BBC News, 14th December, 2012. It is available to read online at:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-20705898

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JACK KEMP & PETER PETRAUSKE JAILED FOR ‘RITUALISTIC’ SEX ABUSE

Two men have been jailed for carrying out “ritualistic” sex abuse of girls as

part of a witches’ coven.

Peter Petrauske, 72, and Jack Kemp, 69, both of Falmouth, Cornwall, had denied multiple sexual assaults involving children.

Truro Crown Court heard the victims could have been as young as three-years-old.

Petrauske was jailed for 18 years and Kemp for 14 years for the abuse which dated back to the 1970s

Kemp was also found guilty of more recent sexual assaults unconnected to Petrauske, the court heard.

Petrauske was convicted of one count of rape, one count of aiding and abetting an attempt to rape and one count of indecent assault.

Kemp was found guilty of indecent assault and indecency with a child.

He was found not guilty of four other offences.

Judge Graham Cottle said: “The offences range from the extremely serious to the truly horrifying.

“You are two of the surviving members of a paedophile ring, together with others whose names have repeated frequently in this trial who were members of a ring that operated in Falmouth in the 1970s and 1980s.

“I’m satisfied that you have both had a life-long sexual interest in young, female children.”

He added that the trial had featured “ritualistic, sickening abuse of young, young children”.

Petrauske, of no fixed abode, and Kemp, of Grenville Road in Falmouth, were said to have worn ceremonial robes and had pagan paraphernalia when they abused girls in Cornwall during the 1970s.

Petrauske described himself as the high priest of a white witches’ coven in St Ives, west Cornwall.

Female members of the coven backed him and said that while children were occasionally present, nudity never played a part in the ceremonies.

One female friend also described him as “a gentleman”.

Kemp denied any involvement in paganism, saying it “wasn’t his cup of tea”, and said he was the victim of a bizarre conspiracy.

He said the girls were wrong to name him in the case.

The men’s victims gave evidence from behind a screen during the three-week trial.

They said they were abused by their tormentors, before being given money and sweets to keep quiet.

Judge Cottle said: “The scars left [on two victims] are so obvious that it would seem extremely unlikely that either of them have any real prospect of recovery.

“Finally, the truth about your lies and your undoubted propensities has caught up with you.”

Detective Constable Rick Milburn said: “It was truly horrific abuse, the worst my officers and myself have ever seen. It was truly distressing for everyone involved.

“The only way to describe what these victims have been through is that it has destroyed their lives.”

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These were not the only convictions for child abuse within the ‘Pagan’ community. The previous year saw the conviction of Colin Batley, a Thelemite (follower of Crowley), and his wives. This group was in the same ‘jurisdiction’ of The Pagan Federation.

The following report is from The Guardian, 11th March, 2011. It is available online at:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2011/mar/11/sex-cult-leader-colin-batley-sentenced

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COLIN BATLEY, LEADER OF SEX CULT PREYING ON CHILDREN,

COULD SPEND LIFE IN JAIL

Judge says ‘evil’ head of paedophile group operating from quiet cul-de-sac at Welsh seaside town must serve at least 11 years

A former security guard who led a cult from a cul-de-sac in a Welsh seaside town was told he might spend life in jail for committing a series of sex attacks on boys and girls.

Colin Batley of Kidwelly, west Wales, presided over a quasi-religious sex cult that preyed on vulnerable youngsters, forced women into prostitution and indulged in occult rites.

Batley was given an indeterminate sentence for public protection with a recommendation that he spend at least 11 years in jail. Sentencing him at Swansea crown court, Judge Paul Thomas QC told him: “You may never be released.”

The judge said Batley, 48, had “besmirched the unsuspecting town of Kidwelly” after moving there from London.

“You formed a community within a community, you were described as evil. That, in my view, is an entirely accurate statement of your character.

“It is likely that you have dedicated your life since you were 12 years old to satisfying your sexual urges by whatever means at your disposal.”

Jacqueline Marling, 42 – described as “Batley’s right-hand woman” – was jailed for 12 years for her part in the group’s crimes.

The cult leader’s estranged wife, Elaine Batley, 47, was jailed for eight years. And Shelly Millar, 35 – described during the trial as Batley’s sex slave – was jailed for five years.

The cult is said to have been inspired by Aleister Crowley, the late mystic and magician nicknamed the Great Beast who in 1904 published a text called the Book of the Law extolling permissive sex.

During the five-week trial the prosecution claimed “the book” formed the basis for Batley’s organisation and he would read from a laminated copy of it while dressed in hooded robes at the start of orgies.

Batley insisted that no cult existed but the jury found him guilty of 35 offences including 11 rapes, three indecent assaults, causing prostitution for personal gain, causing a child to have sex and inciting a child to have sex.

The three women, who got Egyptian Eye of Horus tattoos apparently to show their allegiance to the organisation, were found guilty of sex-related charges.

Young boys and girls were procured by cult members to take part in sex sessions, the trial heard. The group preyed on vulnerable youngsters, impelling them to join with veiled death threats. Batley was accused of forcing a number of his victims into prostitution.

One man told the trial Batley had repeatedly abused him as a child. A woman claimed she joined the cult after Batley told her an assassin would kill her if she did not take part in an initiation ceremony that began with a lecture on the occult and ended with a sexual assault.

Batley bred rottweiler dogs from his home for profit but kept two – named after ancient Egyptian royals – for personal safety. Several of his victims were made to wear upside down crosses, the court heard.

Despite having operated in Kidwelly for years, the cult had seemingly gone unnoticed by the rest of the town.

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Note the Eye of Horus tattoos. My mother also has such a tattoo on the back of her neck, usually hidden beneath her hair. I made this tattoo for her in the year 2002. She told me at that time that she and Adrian were part of a group that required such a tattoo, and that Adrian’s already existing ‘eye in a hawk’ tattoo on his left forearm had been accepted as such a mark so he did not need a new tattoo. She also told me the group was headed by a ‘triad’ (meaning one husband with two wives), and their names were Colin, Elaine, and Jeannette.

It was, on my insistence and against her reticence, caught on camera when we appeared together in the documentary by the National Geographic, Taboo: Witchcraft, in 2002.

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Note that this ‘Church’ was large, with links to London, Bristol, and elsewhere.

The following is from Bristol Post, 27th November, 2018. The article is available online at:

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/bristol-prostitutes-satanic-sex-cult-2262149

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THE BRISTOL PROSTITUTES AND THE PAEDOPHILE SATANIC SEX CULT

WHICH HORRIFIED A COUNTRY

Colin Batley, top left, forced Jacqueline Marling, top right, and Shelly Millar, bottom right, into prostitution as leader of a Satanic sex cult. His wife, Elaine Batley, is bottom left.

Two Bristol prostitutes were part of a Satanic sex cult which took over a quiet Welsh village as their leader brainwashed and then raped children in sickening rituals.

Shelly Millar and Jacqueline Marling worked in brothels in Bristol – but were forced into prostitution by evil cult leader Colin Batley.

The full story of how the evil former Tesco security guard established the depraved cult in Clos Yr Onnen, Kidwelly, in Carmarthenshire, South Wales, has now been told for the first time, reports Wales Online .

As residents in the Carmarthenshire estate went about their daily lives , they had no idea the horror which was being inflicted in Batley’s home.

One victim, who was raped by leader Colin Batley when she was just 11 said he told her she would “go to the abyss” if she did not have sex with him.

Another said she was passed around to have sex with strangers during Satanic parties where members wore hooded robes and referred to Batley as the High Priest.

His actions saw children and young adults intimidated into having sex in the most horrific circumstances.

The full scale of the abuse perpetrated by the cult came to light when they were jailed for a total of 36 years in 2011 – with “quasi-religious” sect leader Batley warned he may never be freed.

But the roots of what happened in Kidwelly began some two decades before when Londoner Batley moved to Carmarthenshire.

They were followed by Jacqueline Marling and Shelly Millar, who each moved into the same street and were part of the cult.

Inspired by the works of arch-satanist Aleister Crowley, who died in 1947, female members of the sect referred to Batley as “My Lord”.

Women in the cult, which they called “The Church”, filled their homes with ancient Egyptian idolatry and wore Eye of Horus protection symbol tattoos on their arms. This celebrated Crowley’s worship of the Egyptian hawk god Horus – something Batley was interested in.

Cult members would dress in hooded robes during occult rituals which usually took place before group sex.

A number of houses in the same cul-de-sac were used for the regular cult sex sessions as part of their swinging lifestyle.

Scruffy and jobless Batley, who had several missing teeth, would read from the occult bible, The Book of The Law, written more than a century ago by Crowley as well as his other works Equinox of the Gods and The Book of Magick.

He would also order cult members to have sex together and ensure that other members were present to film it.

The recorded material, though, is all believed to have been destroyed before Batley’s arrest.

He was apparently tipped off by friends in London about the impending raid on his home two days before it happened.

Batley, who was 48 when he stood trial over five weeks at Swansea Crown Court in the early part of 2011, was said to have used the cult as a form of brainwashing to justify abuse to his victims.

One schoolboy, by that time an adult, told the trial Batley had repeatedly abused him as a child.

A schoolgirl, also by then an adult, said she was forced into joining the cult through fear for her life. Batley told her a cult assassin would kill her if she did not take part in an elaborate initiation ceremony.

It started with a 10-minute lecture on the occult by him but concluded with sex.

The schoolgirl said she was later ordered to Batley’s home on regular occasions when she would have to have sex with him.

She was also taken to satanic sex parties where she would be passed round to have sex with strangers. The Satanic cultists all had secret Eye of Horus tattoos.

At one an altar was set out with a goblet of red wine, an incense burner, and salted bread and sect members later disrobed – or, in their words, “became skyclad” – and had sex.

Giving evidence against Batley via videolink during the trial one victim claimed all he had to do was “click his fingers” to make a woman strip.

And she claimed that soon after she met Batley, when she was just 11, he told her to have sex with him or she would “go to the abyss”.

“I did not want him to do what he was doing but I did not have a choice because what Colin said was what happened. What Colin said went.”

Batley was also accused of stepping in to try to prevent a young woman from aborting a baby he believed he may have fathered so it could be “a child of the occult”.

During the trial prosecutor Peter Murphy QC told the jury: “The offences were committed against a background of persistent psychological coercion and fear using the vehicle of the occult. The victims were brainwashed, frightened – they felt they had no choice.”

The perverted events described in court took place over several decades in both Kidwelly and addresses in London.

Following the convictions of the cult members one neighbour in Clos yr Onnen recalled of Colin Batley: “The day of his son’s funeral he was sitting outside his house laughing and joking like he didn’t have a care in the world.

“It was the sort of behaviour that no normal person could comprehend.”

Batley – who smirked as the horrific allegations against him were laid bare in court – repeatedly denied the accusations against him as he spoke out in his own defence.

He denied he ran a cult or was in any way a leader. He did admit having an “open” sexual relationship with his wife and enjoying threesomes with co-defendant and “second in command” Jackie Marling, with whom he had a long-standing affair without the knowledge of his wife.

The cult was smashed by police in the summer of 2010 when two courageous victims, a man and a woman, went to them with their stories of abuse at the hands of Batley and the other defendants.

Five complainants, whose identity is protected by law, came to the subsequent trial to describe how they were taken or lured to the homes at Clos yr Onnen and subjected to sex attacks.

Several broke down and sobbed as they recalled what they had been through.

They also said others, who had not come forward, were also made to perform unspeakable acts.

Forced into selling sex

Batley also forced victims into prostitution, with prosecutor Mr Murphy saying the “controlling” and manipulative sect principal took a 25% cut of any cash other members earned.

Millar, then 35, was said to have got through 3,000 clients in a two-year period while acting as a prostitute in massage parlours in Swansea and Bristol.

The trial heard how Batley purchased a £21,000 luxury caravan in February 2010 using a £3,210 cash deposit despite having no obvious income.

Batley, who dismissed his role as a feared high priest of his own religion as “a load of rubbish”, claimed he made £10,000 a year breeding pedigree rottweilers for sale and said he also bred Siamese cats.

And he claimed some of his money came from “gambling on the dogs and horses”.

During the trial it emerged that following their arrests the preceding summer the Batleys had separated.

While giving evidence she accused her husband of laughing at her from the dock as she stood in the witness box.

She said: “I feel embarrassed to be married to him.” And she added: “I’ve changed, you won’t get the better of me now.”

She told the court that while she and Marling had been involved in “threesomes” and had had a fling together she only found out later that her husband and Marling had been having a long-term affair.

The discovery was made when Marling sent him a birthday card with the words “To my husband” on it.

Of her marriage, Elaine Batley said on one occasion he sent a photo of her to the Readers’ Wives section of a pornographic magazine and this led to them meeting “other couples for group activities”.

As the defendants were led down the steps to court cells after being remanded in custody following the guilty verdicts against them Elaine Batley could be heard screaming “I ******* hate you” at her husband. Crying and sobbing was audible from the cell steps.

Barely containing his contempt for the defendants as he jailed them for total of 47 charges, Judge Paul Thomas QC told them: “You besmirched the unsuspecting community of Kidwelly by setting up a community within a community which involved rape, child sex abuse and prostitution.”

The trial was so harrowing that jurors were offered counselling.

Colin and Elaine Batley’s home was also the scene of the death of their son Damian during a sex act gone wrong.

On February 1, 2008, the former Asda cashier filmed himself on his mobile phone as he accidentally hanged himself.

A family member found Mr Batley naked and hanged, an inquest heard.

The police were called and when they arrived at the scene they found video footage on his mobile phone.

Deputy coroner Pauline Mainwaring recorded a verdict of accidental death from hanging.

She added: “There is no evidence to suggest suicide.”

She confirmed that there were no suspicious circumstances and no-one else was involved.

The defendants and their sentences

Colin Batley

The self-styled ‘high priest’ of the cult grew up in Shoreditch, London, and once worked for Tesco as a night security guard.

He also ran a fruit and vegetable stall. He spent 28 years married to wife and co-defendant Elaine.

Batley claimed his late lorry driver father sexually abused him as a child.

Asked in court about his fascination for Egypt the 48-year-old just said: “Egypt? I don’t mind Egypt.”

He was convicted of 35 offences including 11 rapes and numerous child sex crimes.

Sentencing him to an indeterminate prison term on public protection grounds and ordering him to serve at least 11 years before being eligible for parole, Judge Paul Thomas QC told him: “When this case was opened to the jury you Colin Batley were described as evil.

“That in my view is an accurate statement of your character. You set yourself up as the ruler of a sick little kingdom surrounded by three women who danced as your willing attendants regarding you as their master.

“It’s clear you dedicated your life since the age of 12 or 13 to satisfying your sexual urges by any means at your disposal.

“You left your victims psychologically scarred and treated them as sexual playthings.”

Elaine Batley

She grew up in East London and had tattoos including the Eye of Horus on her arm, a pentagram above Egyptian script on her leg, Tutankhamun on her back plus another Egyptian script on her back which she claimed she did not understand.

When asked if she had ever been to Egypt during her trial the then 47-year-old said she would like to have gone but had not visited “because of the heat”.

She also told the court she liked the ancient Egyptians because “they were good to their slaves”.

She admitted to an affair with Jackie Marling and “a fumble” with Shelly Millar and told the court she was interested in Aleister Crowley and read his work.

According to one of the victims in the case Batley’s wife was treated “like a slave” but the judge said she became a willing participant in her husband’s “wickedness”.

The jury heard how a young boy was tricked into having sex with her

She was jailed for eight years after being convicted of indecency with children.

Jacqueline Marling

She grew up in Poplar, East London, and was 42 at the time she stood trial.

Marling initially denied to police officers that she was a prostitute but her car was spotted making regular trips to brothels in the centre of Swansea and Bristol.

She sported an Eye of Horus tattoo on her arm and had a figurine of a cat goddess in her home plus a drawing of the Mask of Tutankhamun and one of the hawk-headed Egyptian god Horus.

She had affairs with Colin Batley and Elaine Batley.

Described as ringleader Colin Batley’s “second in command”, she was jailed for 12 years for aiding and abetting rape and child sex offences.

Jailing Marling, the judge told her: “After Colin Batley you are the most culpable in this horrific scenario. Your relationship with him brought together two kindred evil spirits.

“You were clearly besotted with him and The Book Of The Law and I view you effectively as his second in command in all this.

“You may or may not take this as a compliment but you have fully lived up to the ideals of your mentor Aleister Crowley.”

He added: “Throughout the trial you have not displayed a flicker of emotion. The tears in your eyes now I take to be tears of self-pity.”

The 35-year-old sobbed as she was found guilty of two counts of indecency with children, one of which involved having sex with a 12-year-old boy.

Having grown up in Kent, Millar had an Eye of Horus tattoo on her arm and admitted to having around 3,000 clients as a prostitute during a two-year period working in Swansea and Bristol.

She was jailed for five years.

The Aftermath

In the aftermath of the court case neighbours in Clos yr Onnen described Batley as an “evil bully”.

His rundown home had a torn and ragged England flag pinned outside while two rottweiler dogs – named Sekhet after the Egyptian lion goddess and Toots, short for Tutankhamun – could often be heard leaping at the door.

People nearby described how Batley – who also had a cat called Rameses – used to walk around the estate with his two dogs as if to intimidate people.

“Colin Batley is the most disgusting and vile man you could meet,” one neighbour said at the time.

One woman said: “Batley and one of his friends used to have a van calling regularly, with a consignment of contraband tobacco and, we think, pornography. They used to head off to France on fortnightly trips and sometimes were gone for as long as six weeks. It makes you wonder if part of their cult activity was going on there too.”

Seven years later street resident John Wheatland still remembers being able to hear one of the victims crying at night.

He didn’t know why and says he had “no idea whatsoever” of the awful reality of what was going on.

“She would cry every night, sobbing,” he said.

“I didn’t know why and I never raised suspicions but I should have known something wasn’t right.”

Mr Wheatland also described an extraordinary incident as he worked in the garden of his home and saw a teenage girl “done up to look like a film star” nearby.

He estimated her to be aged 14 or 15.

“She looked at me and said: ‘Do you want sex then?’ I was shocked. I don’t know what I said but I went inside.

“I’d never heard anything like that before.”

The woman who had dressed her, her said, “used to dress up in very short skirts and high heels and walk to Batley’s house”.

Recalling the day the cult members were arrested in the summer of 2010 he said he had been leaving his house at around 8.30am when he saw police cars in the street.

“When I came back they were gone,” he said. “I had no idea what it was about.

“This is a quiet neighbourhood. When all those Londoners came down it was very strange.

“Batley was very arrogant. Apart from that there was nothing suspicious about him. We didn’t speak.”

Speaking in 2014 one of the victims of the cult – who published a book under the pseudonym Annabelle detailing what she had been through over 11 harrowing years of abuse – described how her own mother, Jackie Marling, abused her under Batley’s orders.

“Nothing can hurt me as much as my mum and that man,” she said.

“My mother was an evil woman and I’ll never forgive her.”

By then a mother herself and living happily in another part of the UK, she told how she was just seven years old when first forced to watch her mother perform a sex act on Batley.

At the age of 11 she was raped by him in her own home and three years later she was made to take part in group sex with her mother.

“I went to the sentencing in court because I wanted to see her one last time,” she said. “I wanted her to reach out to me, to say it was all his fault and she was under his spell.

“But she didn’t. She just made a face and asked what I was doing there.

“She went to prison unrepentant and I suppose that made me realise it wasn’t just him. She was evil too. As a mother myself I can hardly believe how she treated me. It was unnatural and cruel.

“But there is no point getting depressed about it, you have to live for the future. But I never want to see her again. Nothing can hurt me as much as they did but that is what makes me stronger.”

She described how the children abused by the cult were cut off from their peers and forced to take part in long church services and obey Batley’s every whim.

“We weren’t even allowed to look in his eyes,” said Annabelle.

“He ruled our little community with an iron will and we were made to do what he ordered for fear of angering the Gods.”

In Batley’s ‘Church’, children were led to believe they were proving themselves to the Gods by passing tests, which usually involved sex with either him or other cult members.

Annabelle recalled the first time he raped her when she was just 11 years old.

“The worst thing about it was the fact that he made me think I was doing it out of choice,” she said.

“It was awful. The most painful and shocking thing that had ever happened – but it was my path, that’s what he told me, and if I didn’t do it I would go to the Abyss, which was our version of hell.

“Colin knew how to manipulate you, to make you believe anything he said.”

But Annabelle’s most horrific experience was when her own mother assaulted her at the age of 14.

“Afterwards, Colin asked me if I enjoyed it and I knew what I had to say – I had to say yes. But inside I felt like dying.”

The tests did not end there – at 14 she was forced into a relationship with another cult member five years her senior and by then she was having regular group sex with Batley and her mother.

“I was a schoolgirl by day and a sex slave at night,” she said. “It got so bad that at one point I tried to take my own life.”

Aged 18, three months after having Batley’s child, she was forced into prostitution.

It was the love of her daughter that saved her and gave her a reason to live – she bravely escaped in the dead of night when her baby was one year old.

By the time of her escape she had slept with over 1,800 men – the proceeds of which had all gone towards ‘the Church’.

After the case another victim described how Batley forced her to put on a satanic symbol and raped her as a teenager.

The woman described how he ruled the cult by fear.

“[Colin] was the boss. He barked orders at everybody including me.

“People just did what they were told. He had Rottweilers that were scared of him but vicious to everyone else.

“At 15 I had to have sex with Colin. He said it was an initiation into the occult.

“He said he did not want to do it but it had to be done. He said if I did not follow orders I would be killed. People ‘higher up’ in the cult would do it, he said.”

Reflecting on his jail term she added: “A hundred years would not be enough for Colin Batley.

“But at least now myself and the other victims can start to rebuild our lives outside of the shadow of that contemptible man.”

She was originally from London but was brought to Wales by Batley where she was abused and “passed round” to other cult members who had sex with her.

She said: “He said the occult was strong in Wales.”

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It has been a decade since Batley and his wives were jailed for these crimes, and no follow up investigation has been made to identify the ‘cult’ that surrounded him. The assumption that all those involved were brainwashed by this one man, and that abusive activities have ceased with his prosecution, is as dangerous as it is illogical. At least one other victim of the cult has come forward, as I shall show, but the police response was tragically inappropriate; just as it had been for at least a decade before when victims had indeed come forward but were met with disbelief and ridicule.

I know this because I am the stepfather, and my partner the estranged mother, of such a victim. Not only did police fail to take their disclosure, they also verbally insulted us and called us liars. We were also met with what can only be called corruption within the social services.

The IPCC report below also shows there was no meaningful police investigation into the allegations against the paedophile ring because the child making the disclosures was ‘vulnerable’ due to their disability – they are diagnosed as borderline autistic, with a learning disability. Although they could in fact make themselves perfectly understood the his mother, myself, and others, Social Worker Rebecca Mumford failed to interview the victim in a suitable manner and the ‘investigation’ then proceeded as if the child had made no disclosures at all. Based on her misinformation Crown Prosecution Service decided they were not suitable as a witness and could not be relied upon to ‘take the stand’ in court.

IPCC COMPLAINT UPHELD

In other words, THE SYSTEM FAILS TO PROTECT THE DISABLED.

This should be of concern to all parents of disabled children – if your child is similarly targetted THE SYSTEM WILL NOT PROTECT YOUR CHILD. Furthermore the authorities will attempt to cover for this failing by demonising you, the parent, if you or your child make allegations of abuse. This is the very definition of vulnerable – to be without protection or support of any kind – and then to be further victimised by the very authorities whose responsibility it is supposed to be to come to the ‘rescue’. THIS IS A BREACH OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND HAS TO CHANGE NOW. Every child, disabled or not, deserves to be heard if they speak out about abuse of any kind. That we are talking here about abuse from a sadistic paedophile ring, where the victim was drugged and raped by many people, re-targetted again and again throughout their entire childhood, makes this particularly disturbing.

The paedophile ring is still operating, unobstructed and uninvestigated, due to this failing of the system. Other vulnerable children are at risk from these scum – one of them even works as a sex educator for vulnerable children, despite having written several books about devil worship and drugs, and so vulnerable victims are in ready supply, not just to them but to the paedophile ring within which they operate.

The brave child who made the disclosures this blog is based upon was returned to their abusive ‘father’ – who had provided them to Colin Batley and others for abuse – as a result of this FAILURE OF THE SYSTEM. We also know of at least one other child that is being similarly abused – so severely this has resulted in brain damage, meaning the system will also fail this child if and when they make disclosures of their own.

THE GUILTY KNOW THEY CANNOT BE PROSECUTED DUE TO THIS FAILURE OF THE SYSTEM IF THEY TARGET THE VULNERABLE AND DISABLED. THEY ARE THE LOWEST SCUM IMAGINABLE AND THE SYSTEM PROTECTS THEM – even those officers who know exactly what they are have no choice in this matter. As C.P.S. officer Carolyn Belafonte said to us, herself in tears as she spoke, “Sometimes you can know damn well they did it, but you just can’t get them for it.”

The IPCC report also shows that police failed to interview the victim in a suitable manner – and let me say something here – this was entirely the fault of incompetent social worker Rebecca Mumford. She and the interviewing officer made a surprise visit to the victim’s school, making no attempt to explain to the victim that they were not in trouble and traumatising them further. The report says that the child victim said several times, quite clearly, “They drugged me and raped me.”

Rebecca Mumford recorded that the child suffers from ‘echolalia’, which appears to be a condition she made up on the spot, claiming they were simply repeating words they had heard without understanding them. Rebecca spent much time with the victim, and if this was a genuine mistake on her part it is one that she most surely recognised but did nothing about. She had many opportunities to ‘u-turn’, having spent more time with the victim than with their mother, or myself. This disgusting woman should be in jail for her incompetence. She forced contact between the victim and their abusive father Peter Pracownick. She denied the existence of the cult, despite Batley and others having been successfully prosecuted, and despite my parent’s appearing in newspaper reports as associating with them, and even said to Jasmine, “It was always about pining this on you, right from the start.” She also said, “Even if there was abuse, he [the victim] must have had some nice times as well.”

We note that Rebecca Mumford had recently transferred to Bristol Social Services and originally came from Wales, where Colin Batley’s cult was operating. It is certainly the case that Rebecca Mumford undermined the investigation in every possible way, and we do not consider it impossible that Mumford did this deliberately. She also – AGAINST THE RULING OF THE MAGISTRATE IN OUR FAMILY LAW CASE – delivered the victim back to their abusive father. It has taken us years to recover from the grief and trauma enough to think clearly on these matters.

Here it is admitted that police failed to take a record the victim’s disclosures. This is nobody’s fault but the police’s, and the – perhaps deliberately – incompetent social worker Rebecca Mumford. The investigation then proceeded as if no victim had made any disclosures, and as if there was no evidence at all for what any of us were saying.

This is most certainly not a conclusion we agree with. When the full tale is told the behaviour of police in regards to this case, and events surrounding it, can only be described as further abuse.

Officer Hewitt shouted “There is no cult!” in Jasmine’s face.

I was literally accused of being deluded and placed under a Section 23 for psychiatric observation. Despite proving my sanity in as little as three days I was continually treated as if deluded, and assumed to be a danger to children. Police failed to take a ‘U Turn’ when they had the chance.

We did indeed make further complaints about Hewitt’s conduct. We were met once again with condescending ridicule.

It is not correct that Social Services took the child making the disclosures into care. This would have been bad enough – but what they did was to return the child to an environment of extreme abuse.

Having admitted failing in taking the disclosures of the child it is then, without explanation, decided there would be no point in trying again, and no point in investigating further.

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There are many things we cannot prove with this simple document, but are easy to confirm with investigation.

The organisation Colin Batley was a part of is the Ordo Templi Orientis (the OTO). There is no other occult organisation whose ‘rituals’ fit the description of those reported, calls its groups Churches, and wears white robes as standard. It is not plausible that Batley could have gathered a group of the size he did without being part of this organisation.

And it is also our personal experience that this is so.

It is also our experience that the membership of different modern Pagan ‘paths’ have considerable crossover. The abuses disclosed to us, and which my stepson would have disclosed to police had they been more empathic, identified every single one of those in the previous newspapers as among his abusers including my parents.

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Thanks to the police’s failure the guilty are still revelling in the belief they have ‘got away with it’ 9 years later. They continue to harass us even to this day. https://nathanieljharris.wordpress.com/2021/04/10/vayne-wyrds-stupidity/

SOLHEIM MURDER CASE COULD STILL BE REOPENED – THE GUILTY STILL RISK JAIL

Child Abuse, Colin Batley, Conspiracy, Cover Up, Crime, Paedophilia, Paganism, Ritual Abuse, Ritual Murder

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https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/unsolved-murders-still-no-justice-3747584

The murder of Peter Solheim, paedophile ‘Druid’, is something my mother and stepfather were very close to. My mother laughed about it a lot, and told me she and Adrian were given access to the temple in his attic so they could remove his ‘magical diaries’ – since they were mentioned in it so often. She said he had a vendetta against them and was planning murder. She also said that she, Adrian, and Elaine (Batley) had cursed him.

She also told me details as to how his murder had been ritualistic.

https://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/762337.pagan-peter-liked-talking-sex/

She and Adrain disowned me because I said there could be link between the Batley cult and Solheim’s murder. This argument made no sense until I heard the disclosures, and had to admit what had been right under my nose all the time. I loved my mother and stepfather – it was incomprehensible that they could be so shameful, but it all fits.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-12703785

Shortly after Batley’s prosecution they fled Somerset to return to Milton Keynes, despite having been more or less driven out when they lived there before. Their close friends included many people they said might have been having sexual relations with children. I found their friends creepy, questioned their choices, and did not attend any of their rituals or even their Witches’ Tea Parties. They let the area because of steadily increasing animosity towards them, including people throwing dead animals into their garden – allegedly as curses.

It turns out the newspapers are still interested in the Solheim case, and police might reopen it at any time.

I hope they do it soon, as children are still being abused by people from these Pagan paedophile rings. There is no reason to believe they have stopped.

Milton Keynes Pagans – the most laughable and sordid of all the witchy woos. My mother has brought shame to me, and to all our ancestors, with her paedophile husband and their Wicker Man fantasies. There will be no place for her in any ‘Summerland’.

 

SATANIC TEMPLE ARE PEADOPHILE PROTECTORS WHO RETARGET SURVIVORS AND THERAPISTS

Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Colin Batley, Conspiracy, Cover Up, Illuminates of Thanateros, Mind Control, MK Ultra, Murder, Occult, Paedophilia, Paganism, Ritual Abuse, Ritual Murder, Satanic Ritual Abuse, Satanism, Temple of Satan

This bunch of f***tards need shooting. They, and people like them, are the reason therapists are afraid to help victims of ritual abuse. Their leader Lucien Greaves has also claimed that paedophilic abuse does no harm to children. He is too intelligent not to know what he is doing, so one can only conclude he gets off on increasing the suffering of victims. He needs to be sacrificed asap, and his following need to be reconditioned from his brainwashing. Reciprocal justice would be to gang rape him and make the films available to sadists to laugh at his suffering for the rest of his pathetic life – because THAT is what the people he is protecting DO, and quite possibly (since he chooses to discredit survivors) what he is directly involved with. Please TAKE A STAND against these brainwashed creeps. Make them PAY for the damage they have done.

 

Let me remind any brainwashed Satanists, Pagans, etc. that Satanic Ritual Abuse is not only real we have seen successful prosecutions. The ‘Batley’ cult had connections to Wales, Devon, Bristol, London.. and to others in Europe. They were a large cult AND ARE STILL OPERATING.

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/bristol-prostitutes-satanic-sex-cult-2262149

The Bristol prostitutes and the paedophile Satanic sex cult which horrified a country

Chaos Magic, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Colin Batley, Conspiracy, Cover Up, Crime, Elite Paedophile Network, Illuminates of Thanateros, Mind Control, Murder, Occult, Paedophilia, Paganism, Ritual Abuse, Ritual Murder, Satanic Ritual Abuse

I don’t know how we missed this one November last year in our local BristolPost. This cult is still operating under new leadership. The full story is yet to be told – because it is STILL GOING ON. He was not simply a self-style Priest of Thelema; people believed in his because he held rank in the Orodo Templi Orientis (the ‘religious order’ founded by Crowley). Others involved include leading members of the Illuminates of Thanateros and a shocking number of others among the Pagan / occult community.

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/bristol-prostitutes-satanic-sex-cult-2262149

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Capture

Two Bristol prostitutes were part of a Satanic sex cult which took over a quiet Welsh village as their leader brainwashed and then raped children in sickening rituals.

Shelly Millar and Jacqueline Marling worked in brothels in Bristol – but were forced into prostitution by evil cult leader Colin Batley.

The full story of how the evil former Tesco security guard established the depraved cult in Clos Yr Onnen, Kidwelly, in Carmarthenshire, South Wales, has now been told for the first time, reports Wales Online .

As residents in the Carmarthenshire estate went about their daily lives , they had no idea the horror which was being inflicted in Batley’s home.

One victim, who was raped by leader Colin Batley when she was just 11 said he told her she would “go to the abyss” if she did not have sex with him.

Another said she was passed around to have sex with strangers during Satanic parties where members wore hooded robes and referred to Batley as the High Priest.

His actions saw children and young adults intimidated into having sex in the most horrific circumstances.

The full scale of the abuse perpetrated by the cult came to light when they were jailed for a total of 36 years in 2011 – with “quasi-religious” sect leader Batley warned he may never be freed.

But the roots of what happened in Kidwelly began some two decades before when Londoner Batley moved to Carmarthenshire.

They were followed by Jacqueline Marling and Shelly Millar, who each moved into the same street and were part of the cult.

Inspired by the works of arch-satanist Aleister Crowley, who died in 1947, female members of the sect referred to Batley as “My Lord”.

Women in the cult, which they called “The Church”, filled their homes with ancient Egyptian idolatry and wore Eye of Horus protection symbol tattoos on their arms. This celebrated Crowley’s worship of the Egyptian hawk god Horus – something Batley was interested in.

Cult members would dress in hooded robes during occult rituals which usually took place before group sex.

A number of houses in the same cul-de-sac were used for the regular cult sex sessions as part of their swinging lifestyle.

Scruffy and jobless Batley, who had several missing teeth, would read from the occult bible, The Book of The Law, written more than a century ago by Crowley as well as his other works Equinox of the Gods and The Book of Magick.

He would also order cult members to have sex together and ensure that other members were present to film it.

The recorded material, though, is all believed to have been destroyed before Batley’s arrest.

He was apparently tipped off by friends in London about the impending raid on his home two days before it happened.

Batley, who was 48 when he stood trial over five weeks at Swansea Crown Court in the early part of 2011, was said to have used the cult as a form of brainwashing to justify abuse to his victims.

One schoolboy, by that time an adult, told the trial Batley had repeatedly abused him as a child.

A schoolgirl, also by then an adult, said she was forced into joining the cult through fear for her life.

Batley told her a cult assassin would kill her if she did not take part in an elaborate initiation ceremony.

It started with a 10-minute lecture on the occult by him but concluded with sex.

The schoolgirl said she was later ordered to Batley’s home on regular occasions when she would have to have sex with him.

She was also taken to satanic sex parties where she would be passed round to have sex with strangers. The Satanic cultists all had secret Eye of Horus tattoos.

At one an altar was set out with a goblet of red wine, an incense burner, and salted bread and sect members later disrobed – or, in their words, “became skyclad” – and had sex.

Giving evidence against Batley via videolink during the trial one victim claimed all he had to do was “click his fingers” to make a woman strip.

And she claimed that soon after she met Batley, when she was just 11, he told her to have sex with him or she would “go to the abyss”.

“I did not want him to do what he was doing but I did not have a choice because what Colin said was what happened. What Colin said went.”

Batley was also accused of stepping in to try to prevent a young woman from aborting a baby he believed he may have fathered so it could be “a child of the occult”.

During the trial prosecutor Peter Murphy QC told the jury: “The offences were committed against a background of persistent psychological coercion and fear using the vehicle of the occult. The victims were brainwashed, frightened – they felt they had no choice.”

The perverted events described in court took place over several decades in both Kidwelly and addresses in London.

Following the convictions of the cult members one neighbour in Clos yr Onnen recalled of Colin Batley: “The day of his son’s funeral he was sitting outside his house laughing and joking like he didn’t have a care in the world.

“It was the sort of behaviour that no normal person could comprehend.”

Batley – who smirked as the horrific allegations against him were laid bare in court – repeatedly denied the accusations against him as he spoke out in his own defence.

He denied he ran a cult or was in any way a leader. He did admit having an “open” sexual relationship with his wife and enjoying threesomes with co-defendant and “second in command” Jackie Marling, with whom he had a long-standing affair without the knowledge of his wife.

The cult was smashed by police in the summer of 2010 when two courageous victims, a man and a woman, went to them with their stories of abuse at the hands of Batley and the other defendants.

Five complainants, whose identity is protected by law, came to the subsequent trial to describe how they were taken or lured to the homes at Clos yr Onnen and subjected to sex attacks.

Several broke down and sobbed as they recalled what they had been through.

They also said others, who had not come forward, were also made to perform unspeakable acts.

Forced into selling sex

Batley also forced victims into prostitution, with prosecutor Mr Murphy saying the “controlling” and manipulative sect principal took a 25% cut of any cash other members earned.

Millar, then 35, was said to have got through 3,000 clients in a two-year period while acting as a prostitute in massage parlours in Swansea and Bristol.

The trial heard how Batley purchased a £21,000 luxury caravan in February 2010 using a £3,210 cash deposit despite having no obvious income.

Batley, who dismissed his role as a feared high priest of his own religion as “a load of rubbish”, claimed he made £10,000 a year breeding pedigree rottweilers for sale and said he also bred Siamese cats.

And he claimed some of his money came from “gambling on the dogs and horses”.

During the trial it emerged that following their arrests the preceding summer the Batleys had separated.

While giving evidence she accused her husband of laughing at her from the dock as she stood in the witness box.

She said: “I feel embarrassed to be married to him.”

And she added: “I’ve changed, you won’t get the better of me now.”

She told the court that while she and Marling had been involved in “threesomes” and had had a fling together she only found out later that her husband and Marling had been having a long-term affair.

The discovery was made when Marling sent him a birthday card with the words “To my husband” on it.

Of her marriage, Elaine Batley said on one occasion he sent a photo of her to the Readers’ Wives section of a pornographic magazine and this led to them meeting “other couples for group activities”.

As the defendants were led down the steps to court cells after being remanded in custody following the guilty verdicts against them Elaine Batley could be heard screaming “I ******* hate you” at her husband. Crying and sobbing was audible from the cell steps.

Barely containing his contempt for the defendants as he jailed them for total of 47 charges, Judge Paul Thomas QC told them: “You besmirched the unsuspecting community of Kidwelly by setting up a community within a community which involved rape, child sex abuse and prostitution.”

The trial was so harrowing that jurors were offered counselling.

Cult leader’s son died ‘during sex act’

Colin and Elaine Batley’s home was also the scene of the death of their son Damian during a sex act gone wrong.

On February 1, 2008, the former Asda cashier filmed himself on his mobile phone as he accidentally hanged himself.

A family member found Mr Batley naked and hanged, an inquest heard.

The police were called and when they arrived at the scene they found video footage on his mobile phone.

Deputy coroner Pauline Mainwaring recorded a verdict of accidental death from hanging.

She added: “There is no evidence to suggest suicide.”

She confirmed that there were no suspicious circumstances and no-one else was involved.

The defendants and their sentences

Colin Batley

The self-styled ‘high priest’ of the cult grew up in Shoreditch, London, and once worked for Tesco as a night security guard.

He also ran a fruit and vegetable stall. He spent 28 years married to wife and co-defendant Elaine.

Batley claimed his late lorry driver father sexually abused him as a child.

Asked in court about his fascination for Egypt the 48-year-old just said: “Egypt? I don’t mind Egypt.”

He was convicted of 35 offences including 11 rapes and numerous child sex crimes.

Sentencing him to an indeterminate prison term on public protection grounds and ordering him to serve at least 11 years before being eligible for parole, Judge Paul Thomas QC told him: “When this case was opened to the jury you Colin Batley were described as evil.

“That in my view is an accurate statement of your character. You set yourself up as the ruler of a sick little kingdom surrounded by three women who danced as your willing attendants regarding you as their master.

“It’s clear you dedicated your life since the age of 12 or 13 to satisfying your sexual urges by any means at your disposal.

“You left your victims psychologically scarred and treated them as sexual playthings.”

Elaine Batley

She grew up in East London and had tattoos including the Eye of Horus on her arm, a pentagram above Egyptian script on her leg, Tutankhamun on her back plus another Egyptian script on her back which she claimed she did not understand.

When asked if she had ever been to Egypt during her trial the then 47-year-old said she would like to have gone but had not visited “because of the heat”.

She also told the court she liked the ancient Egyptians because “they were good to their slaves”.

She admitted to an affair with Jackie Marling and “a fumble” with Shelly Millar and told the court she was interested in Aleister Crowley and read his work.

According to one of the victims in the case Batley’s wife was treated “like a slave” but the judge said she became a willing participant in her husband’s “wickedness”.

The jury heard how a young boy was tricked into having sex with her

She was jailed for eight years after being convicted of indecency with children.

Jacqueline Marling

She grew up in Poplar, East London, and was 42 at the time she stood trial.

Marling initially denied to police officers that she was a prostitute but her car was spotted making regular trips to brothels in the centre of Swansea and Bristol.

She sported an Eye of Horus tattoo on her arm and had a figurine of a cat goddess in her home plus a drawing of the Mask of Tutankhamun and one of the hawk-headed Egyptian god Horus.

She had affairs with Colin Batley and Elaine Batley.

Described as ringleader Colin Batley’s “second in command”, she was jailed for 12 years for aiding and abetting rape and child sex offences.

Jailing Marling, the judge told her: “After Colin Batley you are the most culpable in this horrific scenario. Your relationship with him brought together two kindred evil spirits.

“You were clearly besotted with him and The Book Of The Law and I view you effectively as his second in command in all this.

“You may or may not take this as a compliment but you have fully lived up to the ideals of your mentor Aleister Crowley.”

He added: “Throughout the trial you have not displayed a flicker of emotion. The tears in your eyes now I take to be tears of self-pity.”

The 35-year-old sobbed as she was found guilty of two counts of indecency with children, one of which involved having sex with a 12-year-old boy.

Having grown up in Kent, Millar had an Eye of Horus tattoo on her arm and admitted to having around 3,000 clients as a prostitute during a two-year period working in Swansea and Bristol.

She was jailed for five years.

The aftermath

In the aftermath of the court case neighbours in Clos yr Onnen described Batley as an “evil bully”.

His rundown home had a torn and ragged England flag pinned outside while two rottweiler dogs – named Sekhet after the Egyptian lion goddess and Toots, short for Tutankhamun – could often be heard leaping at the door.

People nearby described how Batley – who also had a cat called Rameses – used to walk around the estate with his two dogs as if to intimidate people.

“Colin Batley is the most disgusting and vile man you could meet,” one neighbour said at the time.

One woman said: “Batley and one of his friends used to have a van calling regularly, with a consignment of contraband tobacco and, we think, pornography. They used to head off to France on fortnightly trips and sometimes were gone for as long as six weeks. It makes you wonder if part of their cult activity was going on there too.”

Seven years later street resident John Wheatland still remembers being able to hear one of the victims crying at night.

He didn’t know why and says he had “no idea whatsoever” of the awful reality of what was going on.

“She would cry every night, sobbing,” he said.

“I didn’t know why and I never raised suspicions but I should have known something wasn’t right.”

Mr Wheatland also described an extraordinary incident as he worked in the garden of his home and saw a teenage girl “done up to look like a film star” nearby.

He estimated her to be aged 14 or 15.

“She looked at me and said: ‘Do you want sex then?’ I was shocked. I don’t know what I said but I went inside.

“I’d never heard anything like that before.”

The woman who had dressed her, her said, “used to dress up in very short skirts and high heels and walk to Batley’s house”.

Recalling the day the cult members were arrested in the summer of 2010 he said he had been leaving his house at around 8.30am when he saw police cars in the street.

“When I came back they were gone,” he said. “I had no idea what it was about.

“This is a quiet neighbourhood. When all those Londoners came down it was very strange.

“Batley was very arrogant. Apart from that there was nothing suspicious about him. We didn’t speak.”

Speaking in 2014 one of the victims of the cult – who published a book under the pseudonym Annabelle detailing what she had been through over 11 harrowing years of abuse – described how her own mother, Jackie Marling, abused her under Batley’s orders.

“Nothing can hurt me as much as my mum and that man,” she said.

“My mother was an evil woman and I’ll never forgive her.”

By then a mother herself and living happily in another part of the UK, she told how she was just seven years old when first forced to watch her mother perform a sex act on Batley.

At the age of 11 she was raped by him in her own home and three years later she was made to take part in group sex with her mother.

“I went to the sentencing in court because I wanted to see her one last time,” she said. “I wanted her to reach out to me, to say it was all his fault and she was under his spell.

“But she didn’t. She just made a face and asked what I was doing there.

“She went to prison unrepentant and I suppose that made me realise it wasn’t just him. She was evil too. As a mother myself I can hardly believe how she treated me. It was unnatural and cruel.

“But there is no point getting depressed about it, you have to live for the future. But I never want to see her again. Nothing can hurt me as much as they did but that is what makes me stronger.”

She described how the children abused by the cult were cut off from their peers and forced to take part in long church services and obey Batley’s every whim.

“We weren’t even allowed to look in his eyes,” said Annabelle.

“He ruled our little community with an iron will and we were made to do what he ordered for fear of angering the Gods.”

In Batley’s ‘Church’, children were led to believe they were proving themselves to the Gods by passing tests, which usually involved sex with either him or other cult members.

Annabelle recalled the first time he raped her when she was just 11 years old.

“The worst thing about it was the fact that he made me think I was doing it out of choice,” she said.

“It was awful. The most painful and shocking thing that had ever happened – but it was my path, that’s what he told me, and if I didn’t do it I would go to the Abyss, which was our version of hell.

“Colin knew how to manipulate you, to make you believe anything he said.”

But Annabelle’s most horrific experience was when her own mother assaulted her at the age of 14.

“Afterwards, Colin asked me if I enjoyed it and I knew what I had to say – I had to say yes. But inside I felt like dying.”

The tests did not end there – at 14 she was forced into a relationship with another cult member five years her senior and by then she was having regular group sex with Batley and her mother.

“I was a schoolgirl by day and a sex slave at night,” she said. “It got so bad that at one point I tried to take my own life.”

Aged 18, three months after having Batley’s child, she was forced into prostitution.

It was the love of her daughter that saved her and gave her a reason to live – she bravely escaped in the dead of night when her baby was one year old.

By the time of her escape she had slept with over 1,800 men – the proceeds of which had all gone towards ‘the Church’.

After the case another victim described how Batley forced her to put on a satanic symbol and raped her as a teenager.

The woman described how he ruled the cult by fear.

“[Colin] was the boss. He barked orders at everybody including me.

“People just did what they were told. He had Rottweilers that were scared of him but vicious to everyone else.

“At 15 I had to have sex with Colin. He said it was an initiation into the occult.

“He said he did not want to do it but it had to be done. He said if I did not follow orders I would be killed. People ‘higher up’ in the cult would do it, he said.”

Reflecting on his jail term she added: “A hundred years would not be enough for Colin Batley.

“But at least now myself and the other victims can start to rebuild our lives outside of the shadow of that contemptible man.”

She was originally from London but was brought to Wales by Batley where she was abused and “passed round” to other cult members who had sex with her.

She said: “He said the occult was strong in Wales.”

 

AN OPEN LETTER TO ANN BRYN-EVANS (MY MOTHER)

Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Colin Batley, Conspiracy, Cover Up, Crime, Illuminates of Thanateros, Mind Control, Paedophilia, Paganism, Ritual Abuse, Ritual Murder

Mum,

I do not apologise for the embarrassment this open letter will bring you. It is your own choices, your own crimes, your own lies which have made this necessary.

You were no mother to me as I grew up. Not even your supposed friends pretend otherwise. Indeed, they claim I am a ‘fuck up’ due to neglect, which means they are blaming my behaviour on you. And these are the people your freedom currently depends upon. I have to say, that with friends like yours you have no need of enemies.

It is true I was neglected, and worse. I grew up suffering violent abuse at the hands of Greg, my half-brothers’ father, and yes it did effect me negatively, but as you know this is not the reason I accuse you and Adrian of having been involved with the cul-de-sac cult paedophile ring. Are your friends aware of your involvement in this cult? Have they seen the ‘Eye of Horus’ tattoo on your neck, beneath your hair, that you had me make for you to signify your membership of Colin Batley’s ‘extended family’?

Are you aware that Adrian tells people I am accusing you of crimes I committed myself? So now I am personally being abused by your current husband also – a man who is, himself, a sadistic paedophile and who abuses you behind closed doors. Perhaps you have grown so used to covering up for covert abusers – this is the third you have been married to – that you genuinely mistake this abuse for love.

Mum, if he loved you, he would never have dragged you into all this. He would never have had you drive the car with a child in the boot, would never have had you stifle their cries with your hand as he raped them, and would never have insisted you disown your eldest son.

And Mum, if you had ever loved me you would never have allowed him to tell those evil lies about me, not even when it was from the fear of me telling people the truth.

You said to me several times that you had thought about leaving him. I hope you find the strength – if not today then this year. Adrian belongs in an institution, for your safety and for the safety of children – for the safety of your grandchildren, my nephews and nieces.

You should know I have written a book about my early life, and that it is currently being considered by some of the country’s leading literary agents. Perhaps it will be accepted – perhaps the truth about you will be made available in Waterstones up and down the country. And why not? It would not be the first time my work has been made so available. Did you even read that book, that I wrote to honour you, that had your artwork on the cover? It is such a shame you did not have the faith in yourself you make good of this. Instead, you sided with Adrian and his idiot jealousy.

You keep up the appearances of living a ‘happy family’ – just like you did when Greg was knocking you about and raping you. I am sad that you have never known real love in your life, and I am sad that I am having to write these hurtful things about you. It is YOUR choices that have made this necessary.

Despite all the cover-up I am gathering support. Not just from the Pagan and occult community, but from among those who seek to gain justice against their kind where the police have failed. You WILL be seeing me again, face to face, this year, and I shall have much support with me.

Times are changing, Ann. While children still do not get justice – there has still NEVER been a case where a paedophile ring has been brought down by the testimony of a child victim – it is now the case that those victims are being heard when they grow up. How many victims of the cul-de-sac cult are now reaching adulthood? Even if (you know who) is never heard because of their disability, there are plenty of others. Eventually justice will come. Do yourself a favour and tell the police the truth.

I have all the evidence I need to stand in court and prove this open letter is a just and legal action intended to prevent further crime. I also have all the evidence I need to prove AT THE VERY LEAST that you have both associated with known and PROSECUTED sadistic paedophiles. I also have written statements from a child you raped in your own mother’s bed, back when you were in Wells. I welcome any legal action you may attempt to silence me as it can only backfire on you. Perhaps a court case will force the police to take appropriate action against you both. It seems to me quite likely that it will. So bring it on.

I advise you to walk into a police station and tell the truth. I advise you to do it NOW.

Your eldest son,

Nathaniel

P.S.: To all those also reading this post, further information is available HERE (link).

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Look who came leaping to my mother’s ‘defence’.. they could not be more obvious if they posted pictures of themselves with Batley and their Baphomet outfit! Cretins!

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That is a question we should all be asking – why have no further investigations and prosecutions been made among those who were involved with Colin batley’s paedophile cult?

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The Law of Wyrd

Magick, Occult, Paganism, Religion, Sorcery, Spirituality

Thence come the maidens

Mighty in wisdom

Three from the place

Under the tree

Wyrd is caled one

Another Werðende

Scored they on wood

Scyld is the third;

There laws are laid

There life chose

To men’s sons

And spoke destiny.

Voluspa 20-25

The image of three witches.. Macbeth.. the Fairy Godmothers in Sleeping Beauty.. the Morae.. the three Marys at the foot of the crucifixion.. the Triple Goddess of the waxing, full and waning moon.. the three Gorgons,, the three faces of Diana.. the three faces of Noticula-Hecate.. the three Fates.. the three Njorns.. the three sisters Wyrd.. They are the laws of time; the past, present, and future. Always they are spirits whose knowledge is of men’s destiny, whose power it is to shape and influence it. In the various mythologies they are often seen as spinning time on their spinning wheels, weaving the fabric of reality, working their spellcraft over a roaring cauldron at the crossroads, or are found at the Well of Wyrd, a spring that lies at the roots of the world tree Yggdrasil. Each day they take water from the well so that the roots of the world tree do not fall to rot.

The image if the three sister Wyrd recurs throughout the Germanic world, and Anglo-Saxon poetry written even after the conversion still retains memory of their power. Even when the worship of the Northern gods had fallen into decline, even in the modern day, they remain a strong image in their folk customs. We still have the folk saying, “these things happen in threes’, reflecting the connection between the number three and what we call fate. Traditional spells of binding are tied with three knots in three cords. Many folk charms are repeated thrice (or nine times – three times three). The tradition of ‘touching wood’ is to knock thrice upon living wood for good luck. In folk witchcraft circles are often walked (or danced) three times round; hence the ‘superstition’ that it is unlucky to walk around a church three times widdershins – to do so, it is said, may summon the Devil.

The concept of Wyrd, the ‘Three Fold Law’, is central to the philosophy of witchcraft, as it is to its modern cousin Wicca. It is also one that seems to be much misunderstood, often being quoted as the reason why witches do not do ‘black magic’, since (we are told) all things return to their sender threefold. Wrongdoers, according to this misconception, are inevitably punished by the Cosmos herself, and we in turn need do nothing. This interpretation has little to do with the genuine Old Ways, or how Wyrd was perceived by our ancestors.

The most common perception is that this is a kind of deterministic philosophy. Yet the Goddess does not fix, determine, or decide our destinies for us. Wyrd is a fluid and ever changing substance – it is the way Time unfolds. Sometimes it is even seen as a web connecting all things; a metaphor for the way all things are inextricably linked. To pull one strand is to effect the Web of Wyrd as a whole, and the smallest of actions can have the furthest reaching consequences. Wyrd is not fixed. Much of what we like to think of as the future is merely our hopes and fears for the future. These hopes and fears we are thinking and feeling in the now. The future is uncertain, as is much of the present, and indeed the past.

“Goeth ever Wyrd as she wills,” as Beowulf was heard to say. We may petition her, and learn from her, yet she will always be unpredictable – even to the Runemasters. Daily, new actions sink into her well and old deeds rise to the surface..Our ancestors considered it a virtue to accept one’s Wyrd, however hard, just as it was a virtue to know we can be responsible for our Wyrd and change it. This is what magic is all about. While the world (or ‘weorold’ in AS) around us is subject to its own greater destiny, we are subject to our own personal fates, which are effecetd by everything we do in the now. Who and what we are now is a result of our past, and the world we live in is inherited from our ancestors. All Wyrd is one Wyrd (the meaning of ‘weorold’), and yet we each of us possess our own individual Wyrd, of which we may never be wholly the master.

The deeds of the present sink into the well of Wyrd, becoming the past, yet the deeds of the past are inevitably pushed back to the surface by the natural action of the waters moving beneath them. The well of Wyrd is not a cistern or a bucket – it is a dynamic force of change. Wyrd is not about maintaining traditions for their own sake. It is about our place in the flow of Time; an appreciation of who we are and the world we experience, how we came to be and what we can become – indeed what we must become. It is the courage to create and to change through our actions, just as it is the courage to accept what has been created and changed otherwise.

The ‘threefold law of Wyrd’ is the law of returns. Like the law of ‘karma’, many have misunderstood it as a moral force. Our debts of karma, or Wyrd, are not based on some kind of tally system or ‘sin now pay later’ cosmic scheme. Whatever actions we take will always have consequences, and some of those consequences will inevitably effect us. If I throw a curse at you my own bitterness may well come back and slap me in the face, but if I give Johnny three sweets there is no guarantee he will give me nine in return – most likely he will eat them all himself and proceed to ask me for three more. Nevertheless the law of Wyrd is that what we give out is reflected in what we get back. It has always been the case that good deeds are more likely to bring good returns, and that arseholes often make their own lives more difficult. However Wyrd is fickle and obeys no laws but her own. Actions that are well meaning can sometimes bring ruin, and actions intended to harm may sometimes bring healing. Witchcraft is the art of serving Wyrd that she may side with us and our actions bring the results we intend. It is also the virtue of honesty; in accepting who and what we really are. Wyrd permeates al things, flowing through us and through al nature – everything we experience. All things travel a path of return; earth, air, fire, water, and spirit. It is in the rise and fall of the sea, the three faces of the moon, the turning of the seasons, the cycles of life and death. To recognise this flow is to know where and when to make those changes that get us what we Will, just as it is to know when taking action would be unwise. It is to know ourselves, when our personal power is high or low. It is the knowledge and recognition of omens, and when it is best to perform magic.

The younger sister of Wyrd is Werðende, whose name means custom, tradition, and law; these are not the decree of any supreme All Father or king but are a power derived from the folk. Not everyone lives in the same way, such as the traveller community of modern England, or the Tuscany ‘gypsies’ of the last century. Similarly, the witches of English history have also found themselves at odds with Christian laws, and the government, through their very lifestyles. In Norfolk, for example, we have Kett’s rebellion in our history. In the research library of Norwich, before it burned down in the mid 1990s, I found evidence suggesting this revolt was lead by witches – many years later I found notes made by Cecil Williams, founder of The Museum of Witchcraft, where he also came to this conclusion. The witches were at odds with the Church and gentry’s claim to ownership of the land. Thus it may be seen that these laws were not Wedende, since they were not the laws of the common folk. They were not the laws, customs, or traditions that the folk took to remember history, but the rule of those who would rewrite history according to an imposed narrative.

Wyrd’s older sister is Skyld, whose name means debt, obligation, and mortality. During the conversion, when the Christians needed to find a word that could explain their concept of ‘sin’, they borrowed her name and gave it new meaning. Yet one must not be tricked into believing she is an entirely negative force, for in upholding our obligations we are rewarded. Wreaking vengeance for the harming of one’s kin, for example, is an obligation. It is the custom, tradition, and law of Wyrd that we cannot inherit the power of our ancestors, and have no virtue in our blood, if we do not honour such obligations. We must never give up the battle, in whatever field we fight, against those who would crush us and our ways. This is the original ‘three fold law’; that we must never shy from our responsibilities, including the punishing of our adversaries.

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Originally published in Witcha: A Book of Cunning, 2002 – republished by Mandrake of Oxford 2004). Out of print by author’s own demand (and due to breach of contract by Mandrake).

⸫ I.C.Θ.N. ⸫ AN INVITATION

Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Conspiracy, Cover Up, Crime, Elite Paedophile Network, Gnostic, Magick, Mind Control, MK Ultra, Murder, Occult, Paedophilia, Paganism, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Ritual Abuse, Ritual Murder, Satanic Ritual Abuse, Sorcery, Spirituality, Trauma Based Mind Control

Those opposed to abusive mind control, within occultism and society as a whole, need to organise, network, and direct our magick towards its complete and absolute destruction. We are engaged in what amounts to psychic warfare. Let our minds become our weapons, with which to liberate ourselves and others. To this end the anti-order I.C.Θ.N. has been formed: the International Conspiracy of Theta Neuromancers.

I.C.Θ.N. is a network of independent sorcerers and psychic researchers, membership of which is through self initiation and declaration – in much the same manner as the hacker group Anonymous. No expectations are placed upon agents beyond supporting one another in our work and opposing those who are our natural enemies. Agents may declare themselves publicly or keep their allegiance secret according to personal preference. They may work together or alone, but always towards a common end; the liberation of our culture from mind control.

Agents recognise one another through the Theta symbol, displayed upon the person as jewellery, a tattoo, a badge, or even simply as an avatar over social media, in much the same way as the members of any group recognise one another through shared symbols. I.C.Θ.N. has no official centre, leadership, or online presence. Networking is achieved through coincidental meetings and mutual introductions only. All that is required is to display the symbol, cast our enchantments, and we shall find one another. Upon doing so it may be appropriate to offer the ‘watch words’; “Hello, you and I should know each other.”

Where the establishment form orders, the magicians of I.C.Θ.N. form societies. These rely entirely upon voluntary cooperation, with nobody giving or obeying orders of any kind. Structure must be allowed to arise spontaneously; one does not defeat an enemy by playing a game whose rules they have devised, but by playing a game they cannot predict or determine. Similarly, there are certain patterns that tend to arise within free social dynamics, such as the circle, and the circles within circles; to deny this would also be to deny address to implicit hierarchies that arise naturally.

There are no robes of office, or requirements of nudity, in group rituals of I.C.Θ.N.. Members may wear any clothing they choose, so long as it is either black or white; the neutral ‘non colours’. If service to the archetypes is to be given, coloured clothing may be adopted as appropriate to the seven rays. If an altar is prepared, the charaktēre of Theta should be prominently displayed.

All workings, actions, or other activities are the responsibility of the individuals concerned. Any agent may coordinate a meeting or action. No agent is obligated to attend or comply. All agents must remain aware of attempts to infiltrate or otherwise pervert the course of the I.C.Θ.N. egregore.

Active members of I.C.Θ.N. are invited, but not obligated, to share confirmed research and ‘tried and tested’ rituals with other agents through I.C.Θ.N. TRAINING PAPERS. These should be clearly designated as ‘internal’ and ‘public’ with regards to publication.

While discretion may be important to the success of certain projects, and magical operations are generally undermined through discussion with outsiders, no oaths of secrecy are required. Agents may also leave at any time without fear of reprisals from the conspiracy; this will never in itself be considered a betrayal.

It should be apparent that I.C.Θ.N. will not gain support from the established / establishment ‘occult orders’; to which it is diametrically opposed. Such is neither courted or required. Agents may choose to boycott any business supporting or compromising with abusive mind control groups, or conceive of direct actions to damage such businesses and where possible expose and destroy them. It is up to each individual agent to decide for themselves what actions they deem appropriate.

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It is clear that Western culture requires desperate and urgent healing, of the kind that only magick can provide. The agents of I.C.Θ.N. include those organically called to this task by virtue of the light within them; acting as solitary pylons for the Gamma frequencies, or uniting to awaken this integrating light in others, and in society as a whole.

The New Aeon will dawn only when we all share the power to see what we see, hear what we hear, and know what we know.

For further information see THE NEURONOMICON, the official training manual of I.C.Θ.N., available soon. Watch this space..

BEAST WING 666 – Ritual Abuse in the UK

Chaos Magic, Child Abuse, Conspiracy, Cover Up, Crime, Illuminates of Thanateros, Knights of Chaos, Mind Control, Murder, Occult, Paedophilia, Paganism, Ritual Abuse, Ritual Murder

The following text has been made accessible in paperback and Kindle format. The entire text is made freely available here for all concerned.

I apologize for the typos and occasional failures in editing this text. It has been traumatic for me to produce. I am driven on because it has been far more difficult for the children these ‘ineffectuals of transgression’ have been abused by.

Nathaniel J. Harris

Introduction

There are no words to express my sadness that this book is necessary. Until 2012, a year that for me did indeed signal the end of the world as I had known it, I was enjoying life as one of Britain’s most known and respected occultists. I was always considered controversial as I was never one to ‘tow the party line’, preferring instead to call bullsh*t when I saw it and state what I knew to be the truth, and so also attracted much spite from charlatans.

Coming from a family with a reputation for ‘witchcraft’ going back several generations – even before the invention of the modern religion of Wicca – I had also been instrumental in shaping what has come to be known as Chaos Magic. The ‘Book’ provided online by the Illuminates of Thanateros, giving their version of the history of their ‘path’, recognizes my work Psychodenizens as an important text. My name is also listed in Wikipedia as a notable contributor to Chaos International magazine. Those who have downloaded Phil Hine’s free pdf. booklet Prime Chaos will note I provided the illustrations. As ‘Nathan Satan’ my comedic ‘rapping’ appears on the Chaos Magic c.d. Timedragons available from Original New Falcon. There are many other examples of my contributions – I list them only to prove that I was ‘successful’ in this field and have no need to make up lies in order to attract attention of any kind.

After my resignation the Illuminates of Thanateros began a long vendetta against me. Although they try to convince people of all kinds of reasons for this there are a number of facts they consistently fail to mention; such as that the current leadership in the UK includes the mother of my daughter. Where they do mention this it is usually buried under many lies, such as that I was denied access to my daughter by Social Services. In reality her mother denied access on purely vindictive grounds and the only reason I got to be a part of my daughter’s life at all is because I won the right in the Family Law Courts.

After my resignation from the Illuminates of Thanateros on May 1st 2001 I was instrumental in starting the still existent group K.I.A., which was initially formed as an independent Chaos magic group; I am no longer involved with this group for exactly the same reasons as I am no longer involved with the I.O.T. – indeed the leadership of K.I.A., despite online claims to the contrary, is in fact a member of the I.O.T. During the brief period of our ‘friendship’ (which was entirely manipulative on their own part) I also happened to learn they are a fan of ‘Vore’ – the apparent fetish of eating people – which is a recognition code used by paedophiles to recognize one another.

My first publically available book – which has the word Cunning in its title – was written before Professor Owen Davies published the first ever academic study of the Cunning Craft, after which of course every expert in modern Paganism began making spurious claims of lineage and/or claims to be some kind of expert. The re-edition of this book as a paperback remains a best seller for its publisher despite the fact that we have rather famously become enemies. The libel he has published about me on his website is a breach of contract, meaning he has no legal right to publish my work at all, but sadly I do not have the finances at this time to take him to court but hopefully one day I will.

Those in the USA who follow the Luciferian writings of Michael Ford might also recognize my name from having written the introduction to his book Luciferian Witchcraft. I was also instrumental in helping him to form the Order of Phosphorous. In case there is any misunderstanding I will state here that I have no fight with Michael Ford and he was in no way involved with the crimes detailed in this book. Nevertheless my personal work has moved on and we no longer remain in contact.

I used to make a lot of public appearances, being quite happy to meet my book buying audience and talk openly about my spiritual practices. When I gave lectures they were often standing room only, with some people travelling vast distances to hear me speak. There were no shortage of people wanting me to teach them, and no shortage of young ladies and gentlemen offering me sexual favors. It was even looking like it might be possible to earn a decent living from writing and publishing.

It should be obvious to anyone with more than half a brain that I would not throw away all these life advantages without reason. All this changed when a youth I am related to made disclosures to me they could not possibly have made up all the details for, and which they could not otherwise have logically have known.

It turned out that several people I knew – who cannot be named because they have yet to be prosecuted and probably never will be – had all been involved in the cult of convicted ritualistic paedophile Colin Batley. What I have to say in this book is all true – and I would rather be a pariah within the occult community than participate in any way with the cover-up which is going on today.

I hope this book will help to get the truth out, so that abusive people can no longer prosper in the occult community. I also hope it will be of help to other ‘survivors and transcenders’ who are struggling to gain justice.

Ritual Abuse in the UK – Convictions

The following individuals (bar one, who is dead) have been successfully prosecuted in the U.K. for ritualistic child abuse and are all known to have been involved in a wide paedophile ring. What more evidence is needed for the reality of such crimes?  Google any of these names, and see the proof for yourself.

I am sad to say that I have met nearly every single one of these vile creeps. I also know of many more people who are just as guilty and currently still active in the U.K. Worse, they know that I know.. They were already on a vendetta to have me killed, since I could never have been drawn into such crimes, so what difference does it make?

The first case I must draw your attention to, however, was never actually convicted for his crimes. Instead he was ritually murdered. It is with this death that things began to unravel for the ritualistic paedophile ring they perhaps all were involved in. Considering the unusual nature of their crimes, as well as their geographical proximity, what are the chances of all these people not knowing each other and being in the same ‘circle’? I can certainly tell you they had plenty of friends in common, my parents among them.

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Peter Solheim

Peter Solheim, a 55 year old parish councillor turned pagan, was ritually tortured to death -see Sex, witchcraft, and the murder of a Druid, Daily Mail, 6 July 2006. Drugged, and with his limbs bludgeoned to a bloody pulp with a machete, his body was dumped in the Channel off the coast of Cornwall and left to drown. What the newspaper does not tell you is that his body also had magical glyphs carved into its flesh, and his penis severed and sown up inside his mouth, and his limbs smashed before being thrown into the sea. This I know through my mother, Ann Bryn-Evans, and stepfather, Adrian Bryn-Evans. Incidentally that had previously boasted about being involved in the ritual cursing of Peter Solheim by someone called Elaine (Batley?), during which the arms and legs had been broken off of a poppet, which was then ‘drowned’ in a bottle of urine – ‘uncannily’ symbolic of his actual death.

Margaret James, Peter Solheim’s lover of nine years, was convicted at Truro Crown Court of masterminding the plot to kill him, and jailed for twenty years. However, she was not convicted of actually committing the murder herself- to this day, her accomplice(s) have never been identified. Those involved in the ritualistic torture and murder of this man are still at large.. unless they happen to be in jail for other crimes, of course..

My mother and stepfather, Ann and Adrian Bryn-Evans, gave ‘evidence’ in the trail. My mother is quoted in the Daily Mail as having spoken about Peter Solheim’s constant flirting and obsession with sex, saying, “He spoke about it frequently. At first it was amusing but then there was too much of it. Margaret smiled and smirked as if she felt proud about it. But as time went by she became uncomfortable if he mentioned other women and said he was attracted to them. He was a boaster. He described himself as hot stuff. He felt he was very attractive to women and had no trouble in attracting them.”

Their friend Peter Petrauske, High Priest of a Wiccan coven and paedophile ring in Falmouth of which Peter Solheim was a member, (see below) also gave evidence in this trial, doing all he could to make Peter Solheim sound ludicrous. He is quoted as having told the court that whilst the coven would meet in plain white robes (as with the cult run by Colin Batley), Peter Solheim would insist on wearing a horned helmet and breastplate; “He wanted to be known as Thor’s Hammer. He was following the Norse way and was far more interested in that side of things.”

Personally, I do not trust the ‘evidence’ given by these people. In the end, the conviction of Margaret James was based almost entirely on evidence gained through her mobile phone, all of which could have been fabricated by a hacker skilled in ‘pranging’ (a relatively simple form of early ‘Phone Hacking’). She has maintained her innocence even after prosecution, and the court admitted she could not have committed the murder herself.. was she really involved it at all? Might she have been a ‘patsy’? (When someone is prosecuted for a crime they did not commit, the investigation is over, and the real criminal can relax. This is a fairly standard tactic amongst successful organized criminals, and far more common than the general public are aware of.)

And why is it that the court trial concerning Peter Solheim’s horrific and clearly ritualistic murder consisted of so much defamation against his character? Nobody had anything nice to say about him. Even Professor Ronald Hutton joined in..

Later, it was revealed that Police had initially worked along the theory that Solheim had been murdered because people believed he was a paedophile, which indeed he was.

Another detail told to me by my parents was that they were given access to Solheim’s ‘working space’ in the converted attic of his house. Even at the time they admitted that this was for the purpose of removing evidence ‘that might have been misinterpreted by the police’. They told me Solheim had kept a diary in which my parents were frequently mentioned, along with his intention of cursing them.

After the trial my mother would often inappropriately laugh about Solheim’s death, making many people uncomfortable. She would say it was a good job he had been killed because he was such a dangerous character, but that she could not help feeling sorry for him because “.. Nobody deserved that.”

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Colin David Batley, Elaine Batley, Jaqueline Marling, & Shelly Millar

Colin David Batley was convicted in 2011 for 35 counts including rape, buggery, sexual assault, forcing prostitution, and inciting a child to have sex. Alongside him were his wife Elaine Batley, his wife, jailed for eight years, Jaqueline Marling, his ‘right hand woman’, jailed for twelve years, and Shelly Millar, a prostitute, jailed for five years. Alongside him were his wife Elaine Batley, his wife, jailed for eight years, Jaqueline Marling, his ‘right hand woman’, jailed for twelve years, and Shelly Millar, a prostitute, jailed for five years.

According to a report made by the BBC, 11 March 2011, reporting on Batley being jailed; “Batley and his friends were involved in a sex cult that brainwashed and abused children.. has been jailed and warned he may never be released. Colin Batley, 48, was found guilty of 35 offences at Swansea Crown Court.. Three women, including his estranged wife, were also imprisoned. He moved from London to the small town of Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, where the cult operated in a cul-de-sac. He was given a public protection sentence with an 11-year minimum recommendation.”

On sentencing, Judge Paul Thomas QC is reported as having said the following; “You set yourself up as the ruler in your own sick little kingdom where three women danced as your willing attendants. You became their master and formed a community within a community involving child abuse, rape, and prostitution. You have been described as evil and that is an entirely accurate statement of your character. It is clear you have dedicated your life to satisfy your sexual urges by any means at your disposal.

“The age or sex of your victims was largely a matter of indifference to you. You treated one victim as nothing more than a sexual plaything, dominating and controlling her life, and you persuaded your wife to join in. What happened has besmirched the unsuspecting town of Kidwelly..

“You are, and shall be for the foreseeable future, a danger to children. This has been your life’s work involving multiple offences over many years. The public needs protection from you- there are very serious concerns and risks for the future if you are released.

“You have fully lived up to the ideals of your mentor Aleister Crowley. You used the occult to further your sexual excesses – children were kept as toys for sex purposes. You took a cruel delight into initiating children into sex but their lives have been blighted forever.

“It was organised and systemic abuse of children and you dedicated yourself to such depravity. You controlled the women in all ways, sexually and financially- they paid their benefits over to you. But it is an enduring mystery how you were able to control intelligent women.”

The group were connected to a wider cult, whose members were never identified or charged by the police. Despite the protestations of many from within the occult community, it is a sad fact that Batley’s cult included many who are not only recognized for supposed contributions to occultism, but are also trusted and respected members of the ‘community’.

Batley’s most duped followers called him ‘Lord’, and many bore tattoos of the Eye of Horus as marks of initiation into the cult; those tattoos have not been ‘washed off’ since the vile creep they called ‘Lord’ has been imprisoned. My mother’s is on the back of her neck, just under the hair line.

Why is it the neighbours never noticed an abusive cult operating in their midst? They include an ex-bishop, and an ex-police commissioner amongst them. Might they have been directly involved? In any case, it seems Batley’s cult was connected..

An unnamed niece of Colin Batley told of how she was made pregnant by him, prevented from having an abortion, and told her child belonged to the cult. A year later, she became pregnant again, and had her second son. Shortly after his birth, she discovered through another cult member that Colin Batley had abused a child as young as six. She says, “It was the information and power I needed to escape.” (“He stole my life”: How a teenager was forced to join a satanic sex cult.. by her evil uncle, Mirror, 21 July 2012).

I personally know who the six year old was, and where they are now. Now a teenager, I shall refer to them only as ‘X’ for reasons of their own protection. Through their disclosures to me, together with information from other ‘inside sources’, as well as personal encounters with Colin Batley and members of his cult, I can identify many other guilty parties yet to be arrested and prosecuted. Sadly, after going to the Police to make a statement, X was removed from their protective parents by corrupt Social Services and returned to the care of their abusive biological father – the man who had sold them to Batley’s cult in the first place. They have, to my knowledge, never retracted their statement, upon which the Police have taken no action whatsoever.

It took a decade before police took allegations against Colin Batley seriously, during which time he and his cult remained free to abuse. Even after three of his child victims had grown to adulthood and came forward independently it still took another three years before anything was done. I am reliably informed (by someone directly involved with the investigation) that the officers who successfully prosecuted him had to go against orders from ‘higher up’, and were passed up for promotion. Doing the right thing, it seems, proved bad for their careers.

Although the police seem to have assumed the cult has been closed down and is no longer a danger there were many active abusers among its members who continue be pose a serious threat to children – especially the vulnerable and disaffected. Although police at the time could not identify the members of the wider cult surrounding Batley it has been confirmed through disclosures from various sources that he was a member of the Illuminates of Thanateros – an ex-novice of the German section of the IOT had this to say on her personal blog and has confirmed to me by email that, in Germany at least, in was hardly any secret that Batley had been a member (see the original post in German online at this web address: https://paradigmensalat.com/2016/06/26/dinge-kommen-zu-einem-ende/). It is reproduced here with the kind permission of its author;

“I can still remember how I was first confronted with the name Colin Batley. I did not want to believe all the accusations against him. At the time I was a novice in the German section of the I.O.T., and I was blinded by the call of the pact and by individual members who had previously encountered me under other circumstances, and who greatly inspired me, I was in love with my (first) Mentor [sponsor and teacher requited to enter the organization – NH] and he into me (at least for a time). I did not even want to hear the accusations. Still, it pushed me forward, I wanted, I had to know what happened. After all, I am a mother and I could not endanger my own flesh and blood in any way. So I read the blog of Nathaniel J. Harris. Over and over again. Some posts about a dozen times. And no, that was not exclusively due to my bad English. I researched. I asked my (second) mentor about it and changed. I asked my (third) mentor about it and resigned. How did the third respond so nicely to my question as to how the German section deals with the case, and what measures does it take so that such atrocities can no longer happen? Oh, he said, “This is not an issue for us all.” How could that not be an issue? How could the members not all wagging and waving, screaming and shrieking, running round in circles, cursing and angry and crying and cursing – at least inwardly?”

This may come as a surprise to some researchers as the Batley cult were reported to wear white robes, whereas the I.O.T. tend to wear black. Additionally Batley’s obsession with Crowley points to the probability of his having been a member of the Ordo Templi Orientis or the Argentum Astrum – the orders most commonly associated with Crowley’s religion of Thelema. There is, however, some cross-over of membership, with a well-known leader of the Welsh AA quite openly friends with many I.O.T. Members, as may be seen by the Facebook page. I have also been told there was a video circulating among some people of the occult scene in New York of this individual raping a teenage boy.

In December 2006 my partner and I had the misfortune of meeting Colin Batley ourselves at an event celebrating Crowley’s work – Crowley Day, held in The Cube cinema, Bristol. Although there were many glamorous people present such as Julian Cope and his entourage he latched on to us and kept following us about – even insisting on taking our photographs with a small disposable Kodak camera. He had fake tattoos all over his face, which at the time we believed to be real (an Eye of Horus on his forehead and two devil horns either side), and claimed his name was Nigel. He made quite a scene, doing everything he could to be noticed I even including heckling the speakers at the event.

He seemed very excitable and was obviously a dangerous character. Handing me the camera he insisted I take a picture of him sitting with Jasmine. When I pointed the camera he put his arm around her and pulled her close in an unsettling manner whilst whispering in her ear, “At least pretend you like it.”

Engaging with me he said things like, “You can travel too far down the Left Hand Path of sensuality, you know.”

Since the LHP is not – in reality – an excuse for hedonistic over-indulgence, and since he was himself displaying such arrogance, I could not help but laugh at him. He actually looked unsettled by that, as if realizing I did not fit his interpretation of who I am. I was not impressed by any of his assumed knowledge of magic.

He also boasted of being able to get into any house. He was extremely agile, often bouncing off the backs of chairs and almost literally up the walls. One minute he was friendly, then he would slip and be threatening – as if something I said had offended him. Say something in a low whisper like, “Death is an illusion, right Nathaniel?”

Telling us he was homeless he very nearly managed to get an invitation to come home with us – but my partner was suspicious of him for many reasons. Nigel/Batley claimed to know almost everyone in her ex-partner’s social circle apart from her ex himself, who a few months previously had threatened her life saying he had met “A real demon with tattoos all over his face” who was coming to kill her.. Batley looked very different to the pictures that would later appear in the newspapers but we still recognized him five years later.

Jasmine’s ex, who we will call Pratabout for our purposes here – is an artist. One of the first things that had occurred to me on taking a closer look at the apparent tattoos on Nigel/Batley’s face was how much they looked like Pratabout’s artwork. Fake tattoos can easily be made using Sharpie pens and some hairspray. It is a very effective trick as far as disguises go – although it makes someone stand out the details that are most remembered about the face can simply be washed off. Yet he convinced us the tattoos were real, and most people we spoke to afterwards who were present at the event also assumed them to be so.

Having had a good look at him Jasmine later realized – and told me – that she had seen Nigel (Colin Batley) several times in the street. He had been stalking her. He had even spoken to her directly when she had been putting up decorations in the Hospice charity shop she was working in as a volunteer. He had sniggered at her and asked, “Getting ready for Xmas, love?”

Incidentally, the charity shop in question was across the road from Amphora Aromatics, the Clifton shop run by Peter J. Carroll – founder of the Illuminates of Thanateros. A man whose attitude towards the cults involvement with the likes of Batley has been alarmingly suspect, even if he has eventually ‘disowned’ and dubbed them on his online blog as the Ineffectuals of Transgression..

Worse than this.. before we had moved to Bristol earlier that year we had been living together in a flat in Norwich. It is extremely possible that Batley was responsible for the horrific murder of a prostitute in an abandoned building immediately outside where we had been living. Jasmine had seen him sitting on a wall outside and looking up at our building.

In February 2008 my partner were visiting my mother and using the washing machine, but were told we had to leave because of a visitor who would soon arrive – which we could not do without leaving our unwashed clothes in the machine. Whilst I was in the study using the internet my partner met their visitor on the porch – she was Elaine Batley. Her (and Colin’s) son Damian had just died in a ‘freak accident’ whilst filming himself asphyxiating during masturbation. Why my mother was her first port of call for support we do not know – but she was.

I also have my suspicion that the Batley cult may have been responsible for the murder of Peter Solheim. The group was active at the time and just around the coast (by boat) from where the body was fished out of the sea – how many occult paedophile rings could there be all operating in the same area of the country? In August 2012 When I naively suggested this possibility to my parents, shortly before the disclosures where I would learn of their own involvement with the cult – it apparently caused an argument between them. I received an email from my stepfather reading “We are now talking about splitting up. I hope you are happy.”

Quite why this suggestion caused such an argument was never explained. Shortly afterwards I was ‘disowned’, with my stepfather giving my mother an ultimatum that he would leave her if she ever spoke to me again.

Equally naively I made the same suggestion to my biological father who reacted with seemingly illogical fear. When I said about my intention to suggest to possible link to the Police he responded by saying it would only make trouble for myself. He then also ‘disowned’ me. Later, through the disclosures of ‘X’, I would learn he also had been involved with the Batley cult. I would have found this unbelievable, since to my knowledge my biological father and mother had not seen each other since I was a junior, except that my father had recently taken to calling himself by the false name of Szandor Dashwood and had become ‘active’ on London’s occult scene. He also made several slip ups (as liars do) leading us to suspect he had been in contact with my ex-associates in the Illuminates of Thanateros – indeed since he was well known to frequent Treadwell’s bookshop, then in Covent Garden, it was hardly plausible that he did not know them – let alone that their current leadership includes the mother of my daughter (his Granddaughter).

Sadly my daughter – now in her twenties – has sided with her mother and her stepfather (another leader of the I.O.T.), he Grandmother (my mother, Ann Bryn-Evans), ‘Step’ Grandfather (Adrian), her ‘biological’ Grandfather (my father) and others of their ‘social group’ and has been turned against me by them. There is no way I would make up lies that would cost me my entire family, including my daughter who I still love very much.

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Peter Petrauske & Jack Kemp

Peter Petrauske, who gave evidence alongside my mother and stepfather in the above trial, would later turn out to have been a ritual abuser himself, alongside another man called Jack Kemp.

Jack Kemp and Peter Petrauske spent years tormenting their victims, one said to be as young as three. Unsurprisingly, both denied their involvement in abuse, claiming they were victims of a ‘witch hunt’ or conspiracy.

Peter Solheim, the above mentioned ritually tortured and sacrificed Druid, was also identified as having been part of the same paedophile ring.

Both Kemp and Petrauske were identified to me by X as having been part of the same ring as Batley..

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Albert & Carolee Hickman

Jailed 22nd January 2015 for the Satanically themed ritualized rape of an eleven year old schoolgirl 40 years before. The victim, now 53, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told the trial last month that Hickman would make threats to kill her mother using black magic. The court heard that Hickman now 64, sucked her young victim’s blood after cutting her thumb with a special “bejewelled knife”. After the schoolgirl was held down by his wife, former RAF worker Albert Hickman, now 65, raped her.

A statement from the victim read, “Forty-two years ago a little girl met two evil people who took advantage of her.. My life has been destroyed at their hands.”

Sentencing the Hickmans, Judge Dan Williams described them as chilling and said they had ruthlessly exploited their victim; “You were a couple united by a deep-seated and overwhelming abuse of children.. You groomed her and gained her trust, you told her you had supernatural powers and that she was the ‘chosen one’ and you put the fear of God into her. It was a specific targeting of a vulnerable victim and threats were made which petrified her.”

The court heard Albert Hickman was previously jailed for 10 years for raping a young girl in 1982. The jury was also told his wife was jailed for five years in 1982 after admitting holding down a child while she was raped as part of “devil worship” which required a virgin girl.

It is clear the Hickman’s were involved in the Pagan scene; I myself had spotted them at a number of Pagan Federation events in Glastonbury, and at the ‘Witchcraft Seminars’ my parents organized at the ‘Camelot Castle Hotel’ in Cornwall over a decade ago. The Hickman’s were genuine initiates of Wicca, and believed fully in the ‘magic’ they used to intimidate others. Once again we learn that not only were the abuses of this couple ritualistic, and by most people’s understanding Satanic, but that threats of murder were made to ensure the victim’s silence.

It saddens me greatly to learn that their victim had to wait until they were themselves in their fifties, over forty years later, before they could see any justice or closure. Not that seventeen years in jail would be any justice for the years their target has suffered, and the damage done to their life. At least the Hickman’s will die in jail.

We can be sure that the Hickman’s were associated in their time with the likes of Peter Petrauske, Kemp, the Batleys, and Peter Solheim.

My parents, Ann & Adrian Bryn-Evans, were directly connected with all the above convicted ritual abusers. It was probably through them that the I.O.T. became involved in the ritually abusive paedophile ring in Wales/Dorset/Cornwall that we can clearly see being dismantled conviction by conviction. As previously mentioned, I had resigned from the I.O.T. in large part due to the promotion of a man I suspected of being a paedophile to a position of office.

Despite being at close quarters to many of these people I had no idea any of them were so vile until the conviction of Batley, and the disclosures made to me by ‘X’; the disabled six year old they had been abusing – now a young adult. Having swallowed the ‘Pagan party line’ regarding the Satanic Panic I did not believe in the existence of Satanic Ritual Abuse. I had even said so on T.V. – during the last ever episode of the chat show Kilroy which was entitled Witchcraft, Friend or Foe? That my own parents, and others I had been close to during my life.. it was unimaginable.

I have no shame in admitting that the truth caused something of a melt-down and that my behavior may – to some – have seemed crazy. Indeed I was ‘sectioned’ for observation, the result of which being that I was found to be sane. It may sound bizarre but this was a great disappointment – not just for those attempting to discredit me but also because I would give anything and everything for none of this to have been true. I tried very hard to find reasons for it not to be but sadly the disclosures of ‘X’, the reactions and actions of those accused, and the newspaper reports of those now prosecuted and jailed, meant I had no choice but to accept the reality.

I came very close to suicide but decided not to be the punchline to their sick joke. It may be the case that the grief is slowly killing me but I have every intention of remaining alive as long as possible and doing everything I can towards reaching some kind of justice.

What is an Abusive Cult?

An abusive cult may be defined as a group with a closed ‘circular’ belief system, whose followers are recruited and controlled through manipulation and undue influence (blackmail, violence, rape, and mind control). This manipulation is imposed without the informed consent of the individual, with the intent of altering the personality and behavior of its initiates.

The leadership of such groups are sociopathic, and ‘all powerful’. Followers will be expected to address them by grandiose titles, such as High Priest, Supreme Magus, or Lord, and subordinate their will to that of ‘the group’.

Abusive cults typically set themselves apart through totalitarian and elitist ideology; creating its own values often in deliberate challenge to the morals and ethics of society, as with Satanism and certain Tantric cults, or considering themselves beyond good and evil, as with Chaos magic.

Abusive cults engage in all manner of unethical practices, often as a matter of principle. These may include ritual abuse, child abuse- including neglect, torture, rape and murder of children, mind control (sometimes called ‘brainwashing’, often employing trauma and drugs), human trafficking, smuggling- such as pornography, drugs, guns, or gems, fraud and deceit, theft, harassment of former members and their families, violent assaults, forced participation in sexual abuse and forced prostitution, kidnapping, torture, extreme psychological and emotional abuse, and conspiracy to commit any or all of these crimes without arrest and conviction.

Abusive cults are often lead by hardened, professional criminals. They may be ‘self-styled’, as with most supposedly Satanic youth gangs, or they may have infiltrated and taken over an otherwise benign occult group. They may or may not be a paedophile, and they may or may not genuinely hold those beliefs demanded of the cult members- with ritual elements such as Devil worship serving primarily to detract from the credibility of any disclosure, and to control victims through inspiring fear.

A sociopathic criminal who does business outside of society’s conventions will do whatever is necessary to ensure the long lasting success of their ‘businesses. If there is financial profit in providing brainwashed children as sex slaves to other criminal associates, simultaneously providing grounds for blackmail, the sociopathic criminal is unlikely to baulk. Laws and morals mean nothing- there only to control the herd, and to be broken by the ‘powerful’.

Similarly, they mean nothing to anyone whose own will is subordinated to that of the abusive cult and its elitist philosophy; expressed in Crowley’s Book of the Law as ‘Do what thou wilt.. the law of the strong’ and within the Illuminates of Thanateros as ‘Nothing is true & everything is permitted’.

Due to the nature of initiatory occult groups, it is also possible for an abusive cult to form and protect itself within the secrecy of a wider group. There may be many members in the lower grades, for example, who have an honest interest in exploring ‘magical ideas’, but would never knowingly involve themselves with any criminal activity whatsoever. They are as innocent and unknowing as Catholics attending mass lead by a paedophile bishop; and just as unlikely to believe any disclosures of abuse made against him. This provides additional credibility in discounting disclosures, serving to protect the hidden abuser even further.

 

What is Ritual Abuse?

The information in this chapter may be too upsetting for some people to read. However, it is important for the public to become more informed concerning the reality and extent of ritual abuse. Victims of abuse may be accidently ‘triggered’ by some passages; should this happen, please stop reading, and discuss anything that arises with your therapist- if you are lucky enough to have one that has accepted the reality of ritual abuse.

Ritual abuse is an extreme form of physical, sexual, and psychological abuse involving ritual symbolism and behaviour, perpetrated against children, adolescents, and adults. Ritual abuse, as with occult ritual generally, is not necessarily Satanic; although for various reasons- perhaps including simply lack of imagination or originality- much of it is.

Most occult ritual draws upon the psychological ‘powers’ of the archetypes and Satan is the most obvious archetype that might appeal to any cult seeking to transgress society’s moral boundaries whilst simultaneously inspiring fear. It is thus the first choice of many criminal youth gangs, or of any cult seeking to entice members with the promise of sexual promiscuity, illicit drugs, moral license, and power.

Ritual abuse rarely consists of a single episode, but will be repeated over an extended period of possibly years or decades. Abusive cults, like most organized paedophile rings or criminal networks, seek to involve themselves in the lives of their victims in every way.

The physical aspects of ritual abuse are severe, and may include torture and killing. The victim’s silence will also have been ensured by threats of persecution, including punishment, torture, and murder. Such threats may be very real, with victims already having witnessed the torture and ‘sacrifice’ of people or animals, or even been forced to participate. This included not only making disclosure, but also failure to commit further acts of ‘evil’ at the behest of the cult.

The sexual abuse is extraordinarily sadistic, intended to humiliate and ‘break down’ their victim’s resistance to domination by the cult. It is far worse than the abuse normally inflicted by a paedophile in the context of incest. It may include repeated sexual assaults by men, women, or even other children, often in a group. It may include forced prostitution and participation in pornography. Since their ritual abuse involved children, any films or photographs may be employed to blackmail.

The psychological aspects are severe, causing indescribable mental and emotional suffering, and such terror that disclosure is often extremely difficult even decades afterwards. Coupled with the fear of being disbelieved, which is itself an additional trauma, many victims may never disclose at all.

Additionally, victims may be so traumatized that they dissociate from their experiences; a fact that is capitalized upon by the abusers in the form of mind control; robbing their victim of their own sense of self and free will. Having been broken down in such a fashion, the victim of an abusive cult may be influenced into giving apparent consent; also serving further to protect against disclosure.

Many victims of ritual abuse are infants as reported in the cases of Batley, Petrauske and Kemp, and particularly susceptible to being terrorized and indoctrinated into whatever their abuser wishes them to believe. During abuse, and for long after it ceases, victims live with fear, dissociation, and the impact of mind control. They may have been abused over several years, with little or no time during which they were allowed to feel safe. The devastating and long lasting damage will most likely blight their entire lives.

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It cannot be stressed enough that this is not to say that all people who identify as Satanists or occultists are, have been, or will become, ritual abusers. Arguably, much abuse perpetrated within the Catholic church is also ritualized, employing religious ‘mind control’ through guilt. For example, victims are typically told to ‘pretend it is God touching them’.

Both Catholic and Satanic abusers will tell their victims that nobody will believe them if they disclose. Just as with Satanic or ‘occult’ themed abuse, it will rarely consist of a single episode, but will be repeated over an extended period of time. Nevertheless, the majority of Catholics do not sexually abuse children.

As neither a Christian nor a Satanist it seems to me that both sides are riddled with paedophile priests, each pointing the finger of blame at the other. Youths who were secretly abused by the Church are likely to gravitate to Satanic groups for support, whilst those abused by Satanic rings might run to the Church for safety. It is a double bind; religion as mind control, with the organized paedophile rings caring little which beliefs are employed to terrify and subjugate.

What Do You Believe?

Ritual abuse is a crime many still refuse to believe happens, despite the convictions of Batley, Petrauske, Kemp, and others. No doubt people suffered similar problems a hundred years ago if they tried to speak up about paedophilia in the Catholic church. There almost seems to be a conspiracy in place to make sure things stay that way, and why would there not be? .. But to say such a thing outright would have me labelled a ‘conspiracy theorist’, and the social stigma of speaking out would increase even further.

Any society not registered with the Crown may be considered a ‘conspiracy’ under U.K. law, at least according to a high ranking Freemason I met whilst I was a member of the Illuminates of Thanateros, but never mind..

Getting away with any crime whatsoever is simply a matter of ensuring nobody believes you are guilty. If arrest is unavoidable, evidence must be discounted, and juries swayed. If the blame can be shifted to somebody else (a ‘patsy’), and they are successfully prosecuted despite their innocence, any investigations into the matter will be closed. Even surer is to convince people no crime was committed in the first place; that it is unbelievable, and anybody speaking up must be deluded, a vindictive liar, or otherwise ‘deeply troubled’. All these methods are employed whenever abusers of any kind are exposed by their victims.

It is wholly expected this book will attract deeply unpleasant accusations regarding the motives and credibility of its author. These will come not just from the guilty, but also from others who have invested in the false belief that ritual abuse is nothing but a myth; be they Satanists, Thelemites, Druids, Wiccans, Chaos Magicians, or dupes of the False Memory Syndrome Foundation. I would like to make it clear this book is not an attack on occultism; any more than exposing paedophiles in the church is an attack on Jesus.

Yet also, to say that abusers within these circles are not ‘real’ occultists is like saying paedophiles in the church are not real Christians, despite being priests and bishops, if not popes.

One should not dismiss disclosures from victims of ‘Catholic abuse’ simply because one personally does or does not believe in God. Similarly, we should not dismiss the disclosures of ritual abuse based upon our own beliefs- or lack thereof- regarding occultism. One does not have to personally believe in ‘the occult’ to recognize that plenty of people do, or that these people often join groups, and that any group- however benign, naive, or just plain kooky at the outset- can turn malign under the wrong leadership.

Nor should it be assumed anyone believing in ‘occult forces’ must be deluded, any more than belief in Jesus should provide grounds to dismiss the possibility of ‘Catholic abuse’. One might personally believe ‘occultism’ and Jesus both about as likely as tooth-fairies, but one does not have the right to condemn another’s sanity for their own belief in any of these things.

Furthermore, abusive cults employ techniques of ‘brainwashing’; to make someone believe you can do malign sorcery is as an effective method of control as actually being able to. To all practical ends, both amount to the same thing; mind control.

Nor should we dismiss claims of those believing their abuse is linked to government mind control experiments. There is evidence that government agencies have performed many illegal and transgressive psychological experiments on its own citizens in the past, such as those conducted in Nazi Germany, or the MK Ultra experiments of the C.I.A., both of which involved links to occult orders and symbolism.

It may also be that some victims are made to falsely believe in such government connections as part of their control, so they believe their abusers wield greater influence than they really have. For example, members of Colin Batley’s cult were apparently brainwashed into believing assassins would kill them if they were disobedient. Anonymous whistle-blowers, posting on internet forums, have often assumed connection between the cult and MK Ultra. It is probable that they were encouraged to believe these things, in order to frighten them into silence.

This does not mean the abuse itself never happened, even if it stretches the credibility of disclosure. For example, the Illuminates of Thanateros have no links to anyone that might be responsible for the eye-in-the-pyramid that appears on the American dollar bill, but anyone unknowing enough to suspect they do might also be persuaded the order is secretly protected by the government. It is unlikely they would be disavowed of such belief by anyone in the organization.

Whatever unusual beliefs someone may -or may not- hold, this should never provide reason to dismiss disclosures of abuse. If such happened as a result of membership within a cult, we should expect them to hold beliefs corresponding to those held by other members of that cult. This is a very important point for professionals to recognize.

Religious, spiritual, and political beliefs- including the most outlandish conspiracy theories- are a freedom in the U.K., and protected against prejudice by the Freedom of Belief Act 2010. The fact that someone holds unusual beliefs does not in itself give us any clues as to the validity of their disclosures, whether they believe in Satan, Santa, little green men, government mind control, a universe that turns out not to exist if you look at it close enough, or a bearded old man that lives on a cloud and created the world in seven days. All beliefs- be they spiritual or political- seem equally absurd, given the appropriate alternative perspective.

It is to an abuser’s advantage to target victims of minority groups already suffering misunderstanding and persecution within wider society. A mother whose child was abused at a smoke-weed-and-protest-for-peace camp, for example, would get a very different reaction from the police than a conventional, middle class, presumed law abiding parent.

Now imagine trying to tell the police your child was abused by a cult of black magicians, and that you are an occultist yourself.. What kind of a reaction do you think you would get?

Oaths of Secrecy

Occult groups are generally secretive, even if their existence is public knowledge. As a rule, membership requires initiation; a ritual whereby grave oaths are made to keep any secrets within the group, such as its membership, and anything that happens during its rituals. Anyone who breaks their oaths of initiation will be excommunicated. Often the oath itself will contain dire warnings of persecution, such as the warning given during admittance into the I.O.T., “Should I ever break this oath, may I be stripped of all protection.”

Initiates are usually taught that such oaths serve to protect against prejudice from outsiders; for example, secrecy may be the difference between having a good job and finding oneself next to unemployable. Belief in occultism, let alone the practice of it, attracts much scorn from the wider public, few of whom even understand what occultism actually ‘is’, or spend the time to learn what it is that occultists actually believe or do.

In the past, churches and governments have rounded up occultists and executed them, declaring the practice of magic to be a threat to society. Wiccans, for example, are taught about the ‘Burning Times’ of the Inquisition, the Malleus Malificarum, and the days of Mathew Hopkins, The Witch finder General, when witches were accused of sacrificing babies and using their fat as an ingredient in hallucinogenic concoctions. The ‘Satanic Panic’ of the late 1980s is interpreted as a continuum of such persecutions. The fact that most Wiccans are middle class and white, and unlikely to have ever been persecuted for anything, is neither here nor there.

Such oaths can also make life very difficult for anyone investigating such a group, be they police or journalists. It is clear that any such group, however benign at the outset, could be easily exploited by an abusive leadership due to these oaths. Anybody whistleblowing from within such a group would be betraying their oaths of initiation. Persecution by the group, and possibly ostracism from ‘occultism’ generally, would inevitably follow.

Furthermore, most groups have ‘grades’ which may only be attained through progressive initiations. For example, in an order with three degrees, there will be secrets held by the second that are not revealed to the first, and secrets held by the third that will not be revealed to the first or second. It is perfectly possible for the higher ranking members of such an organization to be involved in activities in which the lower ranking members have no knowledge whatsoever.

It has to be observed, above all, that whilst the ‘norm’ for individuals is to act in a responsible, intelligent, and entirely sane manner, the ‘norm’ for groups can be entirely different. It is almost as if groups of people can become subject to a ‘third mind’, which over-rules the person they are as an individual; the most obvious example being the way ‘mobs’ can sweep everyone involved along with it, driving them to behaviour they would never otherwise exhibit.

Initiation within one occult group does not necessarily preclude membership of another. The different groups are not exclusive arms of one religion, as with Catholicism and Protestantism, where someone chooses between one and the other. For example, someone might be an initiate of Druidry, Wicca, and the Illuminates of Thanateros. Indeed, there are many individuals who seem to collect initiations like badges.

Occult groups spring up, and die out, regularly within occultism. Many have a ‘public face’, whilst others do not. Some are merely groups of middle class suburbanites with a fascination for Tarot cards and crystals, others are run by rich brats with an obsession for Gilles de Rais. Any group of people, however benign their original cause for gathering, can become malign if it falls under the wrong influence or leadership.

The Satanic Illuminati

According to the anti-Satanists, most but not all of whom are Christian organizations, there is an international conspiracy of black magicians abducting children and abusing them. The reasons they are doing this are apparently manifold; from mind control experiments through to actual demons demanding ‘sacrifice’ in order to manifest on the physical plain. The reason we are all ignorant of this conspiracy is that it goes right to the top, and the dark sorcerers of the Illuminati are secretly running a one world government.

According to Satanists and their sympathizers, this conspiracy is actually between Christians and therapists, who are implanting false memories in their patients to accidently or deliberately support the hypothesis of a worldwide conspiracy of child abusing Satanists. The reason for this is simply that we live in a Christian culture; unconsciously or not, all these people are acting with an essentially Christian agenda, having its roots in the ‘witch hunts’ of history. Where will it all end?

I suggest the reason why these thousands of disclosures all show so many similarities is simply that abusive cults tend to behave in similar and fairly predictable ways; that is, once their existence has been recognized as a reality. In the same way that sociopaths tend to behave predictably, once one has insight into their psychology, so do groups that have sociopaths amongst their leadership.

It must also be recognized that some group dynamics, as do some philosophies, encourage sociopathic traits in their members; in such cases, it is not simply a case of removing the leadership; like a hydra, if you cut off one head another grows in its place.

Abusive cults, whether they are Wiccan covens that become infiltrated and taken over by paedophiles, or spontaneously arising amongst American college kids, or drug dealing street gangs mixed up with black magic, or Haitian cults of the Loup-Garou, do not have to be involved in any kind of conspiracy to all hold common traits in their behaviour. All seek to persecute, abuse, control, torture, and ultimately kill their victims in a ritualized manner.

This behaviour is clearly wrong, and it is not difficult for even the perpetrators to recognize it; in spiritual terms as they are commonly understood, it is evil. Since ritual serves to evoke the power of archetypes, it should come as no surprise that abusive ritual cults, in many but not all cases, tend to identify with archetypes of evil; most commonly personified in Western culture as Satan.

This same archetype is known by occultists by many other names, as is apparent through even the most cursory examination of the literature; Cernunos, Pan, Set, Lucifer, the Hidden One, and Baphomet all being essentially the same archetype. This remains so even if occultists identifying with it might argue they are not Satanists, and do not ‘worship evil’. The fact that confusion between ‘real occultism’ and abusive Satanism is so common that the difference has to be explained to outsiders is demonstration of this fact.

Since ‘real’ occultism and abusive cults both commonly identify with the same archetypes, and both perform rituals, is it not inevitable that we will come across abusive cults apparently practicing certain aspects of ‘real occultism’? Is it not also inevitable that some real occult groups will become abusive?

Ritualized behaviour may be found in all cultures. It is humanity’s natural expression of our spiritual nature; our ‘consciousness in relation to cosmos’. All religions exhibit this trait. Whilst many superficial differences may be found between the religious rituals of human culture, it is inevitable that we shall also find many similarities. Most, for example, build altars upon which the symbols of deity, or other spiritual principle, are displayed. Most have prayers, which are easily comparable to each other in style and purpose.

Similarly, the rituals of occultism are rooted in this same, universal human behaviour trait. Most are centred around an altar. Whilst the prayers of exoteric religions are offered to transcendent deities presumed to exist in some ‘other place’, the rituals of occultism are aimed towards immanent deity whose presence may be evoked into ‘presence’, or invoked to take possession of a celebrant. There are many other similarities between the rituals of all occult groups, such as the casting of the circle, as explained in almost any book on the subject.

Is it not also inevitable that amongst ritually abusive cults, we would find similarities in the manner that abuse is ritualized? People are the same all over the world, and their rituals have changed very little in all history. Once this is understood, there is no need to resort to any kind of conspiracy theory to explain the similarities between one abusive cult and another. It is all simply the lowest human behaviour, wherever it is found, and as such highly predictable. Hail Satan, indeed..

Which is not to say that criminals do not conspire. With the advent of the internet, this has become easier and more likely than ever before. The internet made possible a paedophile ring with 7,000 members, who acted to enable and protect one another. An abusive cult could easily find a market for images made during ritual abuse.

Is it not also inevitable – given that abusive cults arise all over the world – that a similar network might arise amongst those who ritualize their abuse? That, sooner or later if not already, there will arise an international conspiracy of ritual abusers? And might not such a group, just as they exploit belief in magic, spirits etc. exploit any already existing bizarre yet strikingly common beliefs about Satanic Illuminati, sacrifices to Moloch by the Bilderberg Group, MK Ultra and government mind control, or alien reptiles controlling our world leaders, to further terrorize and confuse their victims- regardless of there being any truth -or lack of thereof- to these conspiracy theories? Whether we choose to believe it or not, it seems this is exactly what has happened.

Abusers may be found in any institution, from the B.B.C. to government, psychiatry, the police, social services, or religion. Wherever an institution is accused, they will defend themselves to the teeth. Occult orders are no different. Those involved in organized crime will network throughout all agencies they manage to infiltrate and exploit.

Operation Yew-Tree has recognized and investigated links between Jimmy Saville and a Satanically themed sex club, and some of his victims have disclosed their abuse to have been Satanically themed and ritualistic. Nevertheless, these facts have not been widely reported, and where they have those reports have been attacked by other journalists.

Why is it possible for us to believe that Jimmy Saville abused so many children, in so many settings, and betrayed so much trust.. but impossible for us to accept that he wore a black robe and chanted ‘Hail Satan’ when he did it?

It seems any child abuser might get away with his crimes simply by employing the right paraphernalia, and ritualizing the violation- thus making the crime ‘Satanic Ritual Abuse’, which many people remain adamant does not exist, rather than mere child abuse, which is a widely recognized reality.

If that was all it took to rob a bank, do you not think we would have gangs of black robed criminals regularly turning over Barclays with cries of “Don’t move, and nobody gets sacrificed to Satan?” Would we all be arguing that Satanic Bank Robbery does not exist, whilst all this was going on?

Or supposing a ring of child abusers chose to dress up as something else, such as clowns or cowboys? Would we then be arguing that ‘Circus Themed Abuse’ or ‘Wild West Abuse’ does not exist? Would the disclosure of their victims be just as easily discredited? Is that really all it would take?

Do you really believe that occultism is the only spiritual culture in the entire history of the world that harbours no paedophiles? How likely is it really that abusers exist in the Church, in Buddhism, Hinduism, indeed every religion, but not within Paganism, and certainly not Satanism? Why? What makes occultists so different from the rest of humanity?

For all their grandiose titles and posturing, occultists are just as human as anyone else. Of course there are abusers amongst the occult community, just as there are in other walks of life. To deny this for any reason is to allow those abusers to prosper, and to become enablers. Knowingly or not, it is to become responsible for child abuse due to having protected the perpetrators. Those who have acted to discredit or otherwise attack those making disclosures of abuse have become directly involved in the persecution of innocent people.

It is my unhappy experience that occultism in the U.K. not only harbours paedophiles, but is thoroughly infected with them. The Pagan community will invariably rally around member against whom allegations of abuse are made, always assuming another ‘Satanic Panic’ persecution, and rarely -if ever- considering such allegations might actually be true. What better place, then, for a paedophile to hide, and to find the support they need should they ever be discovered?

Just as the B.B.C., the Catholic Church, and corrupted local authorities, all have to take responsibility for having allowed paedophiles to prosper in their midst, so must occultism. Convictions have been made, and ritual abuse has been proved a reality. We can no longer pretend. We can no longer gloss over the failings of the community. One cannot make compromises with abusers without becoming tainted by them. Abusers must always be exposed; anything less is to protect and enable them.

Yes, the first few of us to take a stand will find ourselves ostracized and targeted, as I have been. What value is our community if it means rubbing shoulders with child abusers and murderers? Is keeping such company really very wise? Would it not be wise to expose these people, and prevent them from prospering? Is not the quest for wisdom supposed to be the whole point in occultism?

There are bound to be the occasional convulsions in any culture, however ancient or new, uncovering abuses of trust or power. At first, these may cause a great sensation. If the situation is favourable on the whole, such abuses can be easily concealed from the public; everything is forgotten and complacency reigns once more. Yet to the wise, such occurrences are grave omens that cannot be ignored. This is the only way of avoiding further tragedy.

Ritual Abuse & Mental Health

It should be expected that anyone targeted by an abusive cult will have been traumatized by the experience. They may exhibit extremely unusual behaviour. It may be their abuse has resulted in P.T.S.D. (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), or possibly even actual brain damage, such as with D.I.D. (Dissociative Identity Disorder).

Too often, such conditions have provided reason to dismiss the disclosures of those who have suffered extreme abuse, resulting in no justice being served. It is important to make the distinction that P.T.S.D. and D.I.D. are both symptoms of what has happened to someone, rather than something that is unexplainably wrong with them.

It is also important to recognize these conditions are often misdiagnosed if there is no knowledge of their cause, or if disclosures are dismissed; D.I.D., for example, is often misdiagnosed as autism, whilst P.T.S.D. may become confused with any number of different anxiety disorders.

Nor should we allow abusers free reign to target anyone who already has these conditions, or for that matter any other kind of disorder, illness, or disability.

Furthermore, abusive cults will work hard to discredit anyone speaking up against them. Believe it or not, they will conspire to make it seem their victim is a delusional paranoid conspiracy theorist. They will do this in a number of ways, from making ‘concerned’ reports about their target to the local authorities, to organized gang stalking.

It is a rare person indeed who would not be reduced to a nervous wreck by such behaviour. We should also expect anyone being targeted by an abusive cult to be hyper-vigilant. Events that seem innocuous to anyone else will have fearful implications. They may have been gang-stalked, for example, and therefore -at least occasionally – suspicious of completely innocent people they see on the street.

The first thing almost any abuser responds when they have been found out is, “You are mad.” This is as true of the unfaithful spouse as it is the wife beater, or predatory paedophile. We should expect the same accusations to be made against anyone speaking up against an abusive cult, and recognize that many people will be making discrediting one individual, who may themselves have been socially isolated as a result of the cult’s activities. Indeed, we should hold anyone making such unfounded accusations of ‘mental illness’ as suspect, considering their actions potential proof for involvement in abuse.

False Memory Syndrome

Victims of ‘occult’ ritual abuse are most likely to find themselves facing another misdiagnosis; F.M.S. (False Memory Syndrome). That is to say, it is assumed their memories are at fault, and although they clearly recall being having been severely abused, traumatized, and ‘brainwashed’ by a Satanic cult, none of it actually happened. Uniquely amongst ‘syndromes’, nobody has ever been diagnosed with F.M.S. during any form of therapy; the term only ever arises during court proceedings as a defence against accusations of child abuse. Such ‘diagnoses’ are made almost invariably by untrained lay persons, based solely upon the denials of the accused.

F.MS. was the conclusion in all those cases that have become known as the ‘Satanic Panic’; apparently what actually happened was that incompetent therapists somehow implanted these memories using hypnosis. Furthermore over the past three decades, this unlikely accident has apparently been repeated by hundreds of therapists working with thousands of clients.

The irony is that it is indeed possible for false memories to occur regarding extreme abuse; real memories are so harmful to recall that the brain dissociates from them entirely, refusing to ‘bring them to mind’ as a matter of psychological self-preservation. As a further layer of defence, actual false memories may occur in order to prevent the truth being recalled at all.

In extreme cases, the mind will actually ‘honeycomb’ and become a multiple personality, so that in psychological terms the abuse was not suffered by the ‘primary self’ but by an alter or ‘sub-personality’. This is what is known as D.I.D., and is an effect that some ritual abusers are well aware of, and have learnt how to exploit. Where abusers see their victim in distress, including psychologically, they will seek to increase this distress. They may also seek to exploit the symptoms of D.I.D. and turn them to their own advantage; mind control.

The phrase ‘False Memory Syndrome’ was coined by Professor Peter Freyd and his wife Pamela, step siblings who married, in response to allegations of the sexual abuse of their daughter, Jennifer Freyd, a Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon. After successfully discrediting the claims made against them, Pamela and Peter Freyd went on to establish the False Memory Syndrome Foundation.

Another founding member was psychologist Dr. Ralph Underwager, who was interviewed in 1991 by the editor of the Amsterdam based magazine Paidika: The Journal of Paedophilia. When asked, “Is choosing paedophilia for you a responsible choice for the individual?”, Underwager replied, “Certainly it is responsible..”

Amongst the loudest voices of the False Memory Syndrome Foundation in the U.S.A. is currently Doug Mesner, who has been equally vocal about his leadership of his aggressively Satanic group. He seems to put considerable effort into online attacks upon the credibility of those who speak up about ritual abuse. There is, unfortunately, no shortage of people like him.

In 2000 the British government refused to publish the results of a specially commissioned report by Valerie Sinason focussing on the experiences of fifty survivors, concluding that they suffered real Satanic abuse and are not suffering ‘false memory syndrome’. It may be no coincidence that the report reopened the debate started a decade earlier concerning children in Rochdale, Nottingham, and Orkney, and that these centres all had links to leading political figures. (See Satanic Abuse No Myth, Say Experts, ‘The Independent’, 30 April 2000).

Furthermore, if False Memory Syndrome were widely known to have been discredited, then the ‘Satanic Panic’ of the 80s might just turn out to have been not such a ‘panic’ after all..

There has been no systematic research documenting False Memory Syndrome, and is not recognized by any professional psychiatric or psychological organization. The British Psychological Society performed a survey of 108 therapists whose patients had recovered suppressed memories of abuse, and found no convincing evidence for its existence. In response, the False Memory Syndrome Foundation was lead to admitting that F.M.S. cannot explain most examples of recovered memories of trauma.

The assumption that repressed memories are in fact False Memory Syndrome induced during therapy is challenged by the fact that a substantial proportion of survivors have not participated in any kind of therapy. Further research has shown that, even where there has been the intervention of a therapist, most such memories are recalled without the use of hypnotism or other recall techniques, and most usually outside of therapy session.

The idea that therapists could be accidently implanting false memories of extremely unusual traumatic events is further challenged by the fact that this is extremely difficult- if not impossible- to achieve even deliberately. Whilst it has not been found impossible to implant false memories, including memories that would have been traumatic experiences had they been real, these memories have to be believable- they must not produce cognitive dissonance, or shatter the subject’s ‘world view’.

After using extensive suggestive techniques, Porter, Yuille and Lehman (1999) reported success in getting some research subjects to ‘recover’ a false memory of a stressful event (e.g., dog attack). 26% of participants ‘recovered’ a complete false memory, and another 30% recalled aspects of the false experience. Note that being attacked by a dog, although traumatic, is not an unusual or ‘unbelievable’ event; it does not stretch credibility, and produces no immediate cognitive dissonance.

In a similar study, Pezdek, Finger and Hodge (1997) implanted false memories in adults that they had been lost in a shopping mall as children. Again, this is entirely ‘plausible’, yet only 3 out of 20 subjects could be influenced into ‘recovering’ such a memory. They also tried to convince subjects they had been given rectal enemas as children- far more analogous to abuse, indeed sometimes featuring in the genuine sexual exploitation of children. No subjects could be falsely lead to believe this.

The techniques involved in inducing these false memories were advanced; they included the ‘hijacking’ of the parental figures in their subjects. Subjects were convinced their own parents clearly recalled the false event. Nevertheless, the event still had to seem credible to the subject. Had they really been given enemas during their childhood, the irony is that such a memory could indeed become repressed.

Thus, empirical evidence exists that it is impossible for therapists to implant false memories of extremely bizarre and traumatic events, and extremely likely such ‘mind blowing’ events when real would be ‘forgotten’; conversely, it may even be that the ‘unbelievable’ qualities of Satanic ritual abuse serve to further their repression- they are as unbelievable to the victim as they are to anyone they might give disclosure to, should the memory be recalled.

Furthermore, the effectiveness of ‘hijacking’ the parental figure in such experiments suggests that it is fairly easy for real parents to influence the creation of ‘false memories’ that do not include abuse. Since it is often a natural self-defence to ‘forget’ traumatic memories, this might allow such abusive parents to exploit the tendency to create ‘cover’ memories that serve to prevent real memories arising; a further self defence against further trauma caused by recollection. Any abusive family intent on completely messing up a child’s reality with false memories of not being abused has every chance of succeeding.

Even more difficult for the F.M.S.F. to dismiss is the steadily increasing number of people who have come forward whose testimonies do not involve any level of repressed memories. Despite this, those making disclosure still find themselves having to fight off the F.M.S. label. As should be expected, a number have also been diagnosed as suffering P.T.S.D., D.I.D. or similar trauma related conditions, and so go unheard; despite that there condition is itself proof that extreme trauma of some kind occurred.

F.M.S. is itself a form of psychological abuse. Being heard and believed is crucial in healing from abuse. It is therefore disturbing to discover that many individual psychotherapists have been influenced by F.M.S. rhetoric, despite this lack of evidence for the syndrome’s existence, and the disproving of its central assumptions. The problem is that since F.M.S. has been accepted in the legal courts, it has become possible for those who successfully counter disclosures of abuse with claims of F.M.S. to then go on to sue any therapist who supposedly implanted such memories.

This has had tragic consequences. As one bereaved mother stated to a London newspaper, after the suicide of her daughter;

My daughter has been abused by her father from the age of seven until 15. She had developed psychiatric problems and was admitted voluntarily to a clinic, where she was seen by the therapist. She rang me afterwards and was in a terrible state. She had been told her abuse was part of false memory syndrome. Two weeks later she took an overdose of prescription medication and died. I believe that had my daughter been believed, she would have stayed at the unit and would be alive today. (Dobson, 1998)

 

Psychological Abuse

Abusive cults, like most organized criminals, are well aware that driving their target insane is as final as murder. They are also aware that there are no laws under which they might be successfully prosecuted. Those involved in my own case have certainly sought to exploit this loophole; with varying degrees of success. Anyone speaking out against abusive cults is likely to suffer the same manner of abuse. There are many forms this might take.

What magicians call ‘cursing’ is itself a form of psychological abuse. Its nature is exemplified in the Egyptian hieroglyph for ‘curse’; a man hitting himself in his own head with an axe. That is to say, the purpose of psychological abuse (cursing) is to turn the victim’s own thought processes against them. The first wall of defence against such an attack is to understand what the abusers are doing, and why.

Abusers know that certain phrases can be ‘imprinted’ in a person’s mind to ‘trigger’ unpleasant and fearful associations. For example, if a victim has been consistently threatened with being murdered and barbecued, any reference to ‘having a barbecue’ will have a completely different connotation than it might do to anyone else hearing or reading the same message. Although they may personally register a message as a horrific death threat, anyone they try and explain this to will suspect they are paranoid.

 

Mind Control

Not all psychological abuse requires the target to be induced into an altered state of consciousness. There are other techniques, such as those gleaned from N.L.P. (Neurolinguistic Programming). I do not have enough space here to explain what N.L.P. is or how it works, and suggest anyone dealing with abusive cults takes the time to search out the most respected works in this field, such as Bandler and Grinder’s The Structure of Magic. Such techniques have been successfully employed by therapists worldwide; so much so that many psychiatrists and psychologists seem to consider N.L.P. a serious threat to their livelihood. As with any healing knowledge, in the wrong hands it may be used to cause harm.

Most sociopaths quickly learn that their own personalities have the potential to subdue those of ‘normal’ people they meet; often entirely by accident. Their behaviour proves disturbing, even upsetting and traumatic, to those who experience normal levels of empathy; it is ‘out of line’, and we do not know how to respond. This confusion is easily exploited by any sociopath also trained in N.L.P., who employs any moment of ‘mental blankness’ to imprint or lead their target’s own responses and decisions.

The most famous technique of ‘malign N.L.P.’ is The October-Man Sequence. From my understanding, this is a method for inducing what is otherwise called Stockholm Syndrome in a victim, making them emotionally dependent on their abuser, considering them to be protection from a harsh and dangerous world rather than the source of threat itself. The ‘handler’ effectively acquires god-like status in the mind of their victim.

Most groups practising ‘magic’ require participants of ritual to willingly enter trance states. Initiation may require the aspirant to train themselves, usually through meditation, to enter trance at will. The ‘training manual’ of the Illuminates of Thanateros, for example, begins with a book entitled Liber MMMMind Control. The program is essentially one of meditation, and experiments in a techniques of self-hypnosis such as sigils; a kind of d.i.y. subliminal.

The very name of the order, Thanateros, is a combination of Thanatos– the god of death- and Eros -the god of sex. The techniques of attaining trance, or ‘gnosis’ as it is referred to within the cult, are divided into two categories accordingly; Thanatos for ‘the death posture’, meditation, visualization, chanting, and any other quiescent trance, and Eros for sexual magic, orgasm, pain, dancing, any extreme emotion, and any excitatory trances that work the participant ultimately into a frenzy. Both routes to altered states of consciousness may be employed in brainwashing (i.e. Mind Control). The advantage to any malign leadership in such a group is that all they have to do to put their following into a trance is tell them to do it for themselves.

Occultists call this ‘third mind’ effect the egregor. It is spoken about as if it is, in itself, a sentient being. Claims may be made by the leadership of the group of having communicated with this egregore, and so are in a position to know, or direct, the ‘will of the group’.

‘Possession’ rituals, such as those typical of the Illuminates of Thanateros, are similarly employed to manipulate the psychology of the group. Such invocations are typically imagined to call on the god of Chaos Magic; Baphomet. Typically, a ‘priest/ess’ will have been chosen to embody this ‘possession’; which is to say, to ‘method act’ whilst deliberately entering into self-induced trance. At the culmination of the ritual, the priest/ess pretending to be Baphomet makes a proclamation, and consecrates a sacrament.

Through ritual, occult groups effectively brainwash themselves into ‘believing’, by all acting ‘as if’. What may seem ludicrous to any individual, such as the idea that someone might be possessed by the demon Baphomet and thus acquire god-like supernatural abilities, becomes entirely believable to the participants in the midst of the sustained psychodrama that is ‘occult ritual’.

This ‘as if’ psychological principle may also be witnessed in Christianity; it is why, during any crisis of faith, religious adherents are advised to pray more often- and more fervently. In doing so they are acting ‘as if’ their faith is stronger; more often than not, this paradoxically serves to strengthen their faith.

It cannot be said often enough that repetition is a common feature of many brainwashing techniques. This effect applies also to the ‘as if’ principle. Whilst recently initiated members may harbour doubts about the ritual’s validity, these will be worn away over repetition during continued membership and their own persistent behaviour ‘as if’. Should they remain involved in the group from an early and impressionable age, or over a period of many years, this ‘as if’ principle will be all the stronger.

For example, by the time an initiate of the Illuminates of Thanateros has progressed through the progressive initiations that finally put them in charge of the order, and thus regularly leading such possession ritual themselves, they may be so used to acting ‘as if’ that they honestly believe themselves possessed by Baphomet.

Such progressively acquired delusions of self-deification are unlikely to have happy results. The very dynamics of such a group mean that sociopaths are well suited to rising through the ranks and taking control. Being in a position to claim they are doing so with the sanction of Baphomet, the egregor of Chaos magic, could easily become a tool of manipulation and abuse.

 

Rape Hypnotism

Anyone dealing directly with the victims of abusive cults needs to have at least a cursory understanding of the mind control- sometimes called ‘brainwashing’- they may have been subjected to. It is well reported that the cult surrounding Colin Batley employed brainwashing techniques to control its victims, as well as others who considered themselves to be ‘initiates’ of the group.

Mind control might be understood in terms of hypnotism. Altered states of consciousness are induced in the subject, which allow for psychological manipulation. For example, a command might be given to someone whilst they are in trance, of which they are completely unaware upon return to normal consciousness, and yet will be carried out upon the deliverance of a certain ‘trigger’.

The main tools employed by abusive cults in brainwashing are drugs, rape, and other forms of trauma. These methods may be usefully categorized as ‘Trauma Based Mind Control’ (T.B.M.C.). They are completely different, for example, than those methods we tend to think of as ‘hypnotism’, which involve far gentler trance inducing techniques. Nevertheless, the results can be very similar. Commands can be imprinted into the subconscious minds of the subject, of which they may be entirely unaware.

One particularly brutal method of T.B.M.C. might be described as ‘rape hypnotism’. When someone suffers a traumatic experience, the conscious mind may completely refuse to call that experience to memory. Thus, any command given to the victim during their abuse may only be recalled by subjectively reliving the trauma. Nevertheless, this command may be associated with a ‘trigger’, as with what we might consider ‘conventional’ hypnotism. The employment of dissociative drugs also opens the victim up to various forms of mind control.

An example of the kind of mind control that has been reported as employed by abusive cults is the ‘programming’ of a victim to make phone calls in the night, of which they have no memory of in the morning, leaving messages on answering machines that tell their abusers exactly where they are. Such a program is employed should the victim ever escape the cult and go into hiding.

 

The Hampstead Case

In late 2014 a video emerged on the internet of two young children, a girl and boy both under 10, in which they claimed to have been sexually abused by a Satanic sex cult based in Hampstead, North London. In the video the children are being quizzed by their mother and her partner who made the recording as a safety precaution after the children explained their ordeal. Their biological father was accused of being the leader of the cult and of forcing the children to sacrifice trafficked babies and drink their blood. The harrowing claims continued with dancing around baby skulls, shoes made from baby’s flesh and more; an extreme version of the Black Mass as described at the conclusion of Huysman’s novel LaBas.

The children went into incredible detail as they explain to their mother that the abuse had been occurring since they were babies. Their story was very detailed and they consistently gave the same answers every time they were questioned. The children also described numerous tattoos, piercing and distinctive markings of their abusers, which included the head teacher and other staff of their school, social workers and the parents of other children also being abused.

After recording these videos the mother’s partner contacted his brother – a Police Sargent in South London – who advised them to come straight him. The brother began passing on information to his superiors but did not get the responses he was expecting. The family decided to leave the brother’s house and return to London where they reported the case straight to social services. Soon afterwards the mother was taken into custody by the police and the children separated from her. She has not seen them since. It was only following their removal from the home that their mother and an advocate leaked the shocking footage online.

After being in care for a week and then re-interviewed for the third time, the children eventually retracted the whole claim. Apparently they got it all from watching the Mask of Zorro along with a friend at school who also liked to look at ‘plastic willies’ on her iPad; none of which could reasonably be expected to amount to fantasies of Satanic ritual abuse. Even in their retractions they did not claim their mother and / or her partner had coached them into making false disclosures.

When the confession video first appeared on the internet it went viral, but the mainstream media remained quiet. The first article to surface was in the Daily Mail and was a smear campaign against the mother and her partner, claiming they had coaxed the children into making up stories to tarnish their biological father’s name due to a custody battle. This is despite the fact that the father gave up custody rights a few years earlier when he was arrested for nearly beating the children’s mother to death. Why anyone would make up lies that were obviously so difficult to believe was also not explained.

The case was quickly and quietly ushered through the Royal Courts of Justice with no police investigation and in the mother and her partner’s absence. The judge, Mrs. Justice Pauffly, deemed the allegations baseless and stating, “The individuals who have watched the online film clips, read online articles and believed in the allegations would do well to reflect that ‘things may not be what they seem’ and that it is all too easy to be duped on the basis of partial information. There are many campaigning people, sadly, who derive satisfaction from spreading their own poisonous version of history irrespective of whether it is true or not.”

As a bid to finally put the story to rest the BBC did a heavily controlled interview with the father which was played it at a time when most people would be at work. However even in this interview it is apparent the case was not dealt with correctly. The father was asked by the interviewer, “How did you find out about the allegations?” He replied, “I can’t remember exactly, I think I got a call from social services advising me to get a lawyer and that I should get himself down to the local police station”.

The standard procedure for sexual abuse allegations made by children is that the police are supposed to turn up at the house, kick the front door in, handcuff the accused and take them down to the police station for questioning. The property should then be searched and any evidence secured. None of this happened. Instead the biological father was given a warning that allegations had been made. There was no police investigation and the entire case was closed on the subjective assumption that these things ‘never happen’.

Although the allegations of the Hampstead children implicate a much wider, much better funded and ‘connected’ ritualistic paedophile ring than those we have seen successful prosecutions for it is my own opinion that the case should have been properly investigated. Instead we have seen the same misguided subjective assumptions that allowed those we now know to be guilty to get away with the crimes they did – for decades.

I will state – but not here name – that I personally know of at least one London based paedophile and ‘Satanic’ occultist who might indeed have the connections and resources to make such a ring possible, and certainly would do if they could. Outlandish as the claims in this case are it seems to me they could be true – and I suggest I have more knowledge of the occult underworld than Mrs. Justice Pauffly. Such a criminal network would soon make a lot of money – with which to widen network if left unchecked or if protected by the right connections. Paedophile rings of such size and nature are known to exist – just (apparently) not ones that use Satanic rituals to terrify their victims and distract the authorities. We can see in the case of Batley’s prosecution that some smaller rings do just that, so why not a larger one? Disclosures of such a nature should be properly investigated.

Those campaigning towards such ends tend to focus on police checking to see if the accused have tattoos described in the children’s disclosure. Quite apart from the fact that tattoos can be removed these days with laser surgery, Nigel/Batley fooled us – and many others at the public event – with fake Sharpie pen tattoos all over his face. It is an effective ploy in distracting a police investigation since such details are routinely followed up, and might also confuse a jury should the crimes ever reach court.

As with the use of Satanic (or similar) ritualistic imagery in organized child abuse, such distractions make the crimes sound more unlikely. Much of the British justice system balances on the ability to persuade the judge and jury to make their decisions based upon their ultimately subjective judgement of probability.

Here lies the greatest weakness in the system. Even if Police catch on to these ploys and make an arrest, it is not their judgement that counts. Next they must present their evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service. The decision as to whether a case can even reach the courts is based on the subjective decision of perceived probability ultimately made in one phone call. The more unlikely a crime seems to be – the more likely you are to get away with it.

Whether or not the Hampstead case is reality or hoax it is now being employed by the media and the False Memory Syndrome Foundation to ridicule the whole idea that ritual child abuse ever happens; conveniently ignoring the fact that several successful prosecutions have been made and such a ring has been proven to exist. It also appears that some apparent ‘Satanists’ are also using the case as an excuse to target survivors and whistle-blowers.

 

Conclusion

It seems all a paedophile network has to do in order to escape prosecution is put on black robes and chant ‘Hail Satan’.. Thus the crime becomes ‘Satanic Ritual Abuse’ – which officially does not exist even though we have seen several successful prosecutions. Most people would rather believe this disinformation than listen to survivors or the professionals that help them. They will tie logic in knots – believing instead in a world-wide conspiracy of master hypnotists implanting false memories – dismissing one unlikely seeming ‘conspiracy theory’ for which there is increasing evidence with another ‘conspiracy theory’ that ultimately relies on the extremely questionable False Memory Syndrome.. Itself nothing more than a lobbying group covertly set up by paedophile psychiatrists. You couldn’t make this sh*t up.

Currently there are a number of prominent occultists in the UK who were involved in the same ‘cult network’ as Colin Batley and are guilty of ritual child abuse. Nothing is being done about them by the police or by hardly anyone on the ‘occult scene’. Disaster is inevitable.

Whilst there are many good people on the ‘occult scene’ who would never believe how immoral and corrupt some of its other members are there can only be one outcome – when the busts finally come the entire scene will suffer. Outsiders may well come to assume that all occultists are either paedophiles or involved in the cover up – since so few ‘occultists’ seem to care regarding the warnings and disclosures from survivors and their advocates.

This will not be the fault of corrupt therapists or sensationalist newspapers. It seems it is easier to convince most occultists that masturbating off over sigils is all it takes to do ‘real magic’ than it is to point out that the scene’s leaders and teachers might be self-aggrandizing abusive sociopaths with delusions of grandeur.

Imagine how that is going to look to ‘outsiders’ when the truth gets out. The future of occultism in the UK looks bleak. I advise anyone with integrity to get as far away from the scene as possible – the metaphorical faeces is going to hit the fan one day. As inevitably happens whenever shit hits a fan, it will be the unaware and ‘innocent’ that get the most splattered.

We cannot tell you how common ritual abuse is in the U.K., because we do not know, but we can tell you it definitely happens, and what we have seen so far in the news is just the tip of the iceberg. We can also tell you the problem is hugely misunderstood by police and local authorities, who invariably respond with misplaced incredulity and act inappropriately. This results in danger to victims being increased, just when they most need protection.

It is hoped this book will help raise awareness, making it easier for victims to come forward and be heard. There are a greater number of us out there than most would expect, perhaps even including ourselves. Having seen others so bravely speaking up for the truth, despite all the antagonism thrown at them, has helped us find the strength to do the same.

It is also only fair to warn anyone ‘stepping in’ as to some of the problems they may face; the danger, threats, tricks, legal loopholes, and institutional corruption their abusers might exploit. To step in is to enter a fight, and we must be prepared to receive a few punches back. As it says in the I-Ching; “One must go through the water. It goes over one’s head. Misfortune. No blame.”

Yes, we are in over our heads but sometimes heading into danger is the only correct action. One incurs no blame in giving up one’s life that the good and the right may prevail.