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1. From a private document available by request from the author.

2. Ibid. See also the writings of such theosophical writers as Helena Blavatsky and Elizabeth C. Prophet for copious references to the "White Brotherhood."

2A. Manly P. Hall, the great arcane lexicographer in his The Secret Teachings of All Ages, says: "…all forms of …magic are but blind alleys…those who…wander therein almost invariable fall victim to their imprudence. Man, incapable of controlling his appetites, is not equal to the task of governing the fiery and tempestuous elemental spirits.

"Many a magician has lost his life as the result of opening a way where by submundane creatures could become active participants in his affairs." The Secret Teachings of All Ages, "Ceremonial Magic and Sorcery", The Philosophical Research Society, 1971.

3. From a private document available from the author upon request. See also Allegro, John, The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross, Doubleday & Co., 1970. Although the book is astonishingly reductionist in its approach to Christianity, he does document the use of anointing and similar practices thoroughly among ancient peoples.

4. Farrar, Stewart, What Witches Do, Coward, McCann, and Geoghegan, New York, 1971, p. 93. (Quoting Alexandrian/Gardnerian Rite Book of Shadows).

5. Duncan, Malcom C., Masonic Ritual and Monitor (otherwise cited as Duncan’s Ritual Monitor) David McKay Co., New York, p. 30

6. Gray, William S., The Office of the Holy Tree of Life, Sangreal, 1970, p. 16-17; Regardie, Israel, The Golden Dawn, Llewellyn, 1971, p. 122 (2 volume set)


7. Grey, pp. 14-15


8. Duncan, p. 61


9. Qabalah is a system of Jewish mysticism of baffling antiquity. It seems to have begun in the Creation mysticism which surrounded Genesis 1. This may have later fused with the Merkabah (Throne of Glory") school of Hebrew mysticism which based itself on Ezk. 1 and then been swamped by the heresies of Jewish gnosticism. It was first written down in the Middle East (c. 300-600) in the Sefer Yetziarh, or "Book of Creation." After many changes, it became thoroughly polluted with medieval occultism and Rosicrucianism, until the 17th century, when it became the ground plan for virtually all magickal societies. See Scholem, Gershom G., Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism, Schocken Books; or Regardie Israel, The Tree of Life, Samuel Weiser, 1983.

10. Acahd, Frater, The Anatomy of the Body of God, Samuel Weiser, 1973), esp. p. 41.

11. To thoroughly address the subject of Masonic symbols and their relation to the occult would be well beyond the scope of this article. Those interested may wish to read, "Freemasonry, Satan’s Flytrap", by the author, available through Triple J Publications.

12. Frost, Gavin, "Witchcraft, the Way to Serenity", School of Wicca, 1978, p.1.

13. Mathers, S.L. MacGregor, The Greater Key of Solomon, DeLaurence and Co. Chicago, 1914 edited from British Museum Sloane MSS. 1307, 3091; Add. MSS. 10, 862; Harleian MSS. 3981; King’s MSS., 288 and Lansdown MSS., 1202 and 1203 – seven codices in all. The museum dates these documents back to the 1590’s. See especially p. 95 in the DeLaurence edition. These markings are the exact same concept as the stitchings on the temple garments.)

14. Heckethorn, Charles W., The Secret Societies of All Ages and Countries, University Books, Inc. Hyde Park, NY, 1965, v.2 P11)

15. Durham, Reed C., No Help for the Widow’s Son, Martin Publishing Co., Nauvoo, IL, 1980, p. 25

16. Ibid, pp. 15-17

17. Smith, Joseph Jr., History of the Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, v.4, p. 552

18. Ibid, v.5, pp. 1-2

18A. Duncan, p. 121, fig. 18

19. Goodwin, S.H., Mormonism and Masonry, Masonic Service Assn. Of the United States, Washington D.C., 1924, pp. 56-64

20. Frazer, Sir James, The New Golden Bough, (ed. By Dr. Theodore Gaster, Criterion, 1959, p. 187; also, -Man, Myth and Magic- pp. 1940-41

21. The second "prophet" of Mormonism, Brigham Young, firmly and irrevocable taught that Adam was actually God: Journal of Discourses, v.1, pp. 50-51, "Millennial Star", v. 15, p. 801, 825; v. 16, p. 530. Today the Mormon Church publicly denies the doctrine was taught.

21A. Sackett, Chuck, What’s Going on in There, Sword of the Shepherd Ministries, Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA, pp. 7-8

22. Rudolf, Kurt, Gnosis T.J. Clark, 1983, pp. 81-82

23. Brown, Harold, O.J., Heresies, Doubleday and Co., New York, 1984, p. 254-255

24. Man, Myth, and Magic, vol. 17, p. 2338; Runciman, Steve, The Medieval Manichee, Cambridge, UK, 1946, p. 97.

24A. Farrar, p. 26.

25. Sackett, p.27

26. Deseret News, Church Section, July 31, 1965, p.7

27. Smith, Joseph Fielding, Doctrines of Salvation, v.1 p.114-115; see also LDS scripture, "Pearl of Great Price", Moses 5:10-11

28. Crowley, Alesiter, 777, privately printed by The OTO, 1907, p. 13; also Duncan’s Ritual Monitor, 39. For Rosicrucians, see AMORC’s member’s catalog for a picture of the Rosicrucian apron in full color: AMORC, San Jose, CA; also private document from grimoire available from the author.

29. Kundalini is the controlled force of sexual, serpent energy that yogis believe is coiled at the base of the spine in the Muladhara chakra. Douglas and Singer, Sexual Secrets, Destiny Books, New York, 1979, pp. 43-36, 71-72, 182. (It’s quite "adult" reading though!)

30. Crowley, pp, 7,11

31. Many Bible scholars feel that John 1:1-14 is partially an anti-gnostic polemic, in that it stresses: a) that Jesus is the Eternal Logos, the Word; and b) that this Logos became flesh (Gr. Sarx). Scholars also identify I Tim. 6:20 and I Cor. 2:10 as possible attacks on gnostic heresy by Paul; as well as Rev. 2:24. The "Colossian Heresy" may well have been a form of Jewish gnosticism. Among the early fathers who condemned the doctrine were Irenaeus (Against Heresies); Clement of Alexandria (Stromata, c.215), and Tertullian (Against Marcion and Against Valentinus, c.220)

32. For gnostic texts of Lucifer teaching Eve, see The Nag Hammadi Codicies; II, 5,113 (161) 21-114 (162) 2.

32A. Albert Pike, "Instructions to the Twenty-Three Supreme Councils of the World", as quoted in The Question of Freemasonry, J. Edward Decker, Free the Masons Ministries, P.O. Box 1977 Issaquah, WA., 98027, p. 13.

33. See Brigham’s comments about the fate of "covenant breakers" if you doubt the oaths were taken seriously: Journal of Discourses, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Vol. 3, p. 247; J.M. Grant, Vol.4, p. 50. See also: Spencer, James R., Have You Witnessed to a Mormon Lately?. Fleming H. Revell, pp. 148-151.

34. Duncan, p. 18, fig. 7.

35. This grip also happens to be the grip of the Knights of Malta degree in the York Rite, a preparatory degree to the sinister Knights Templar degree. (Richard’s Monitor, p. 126)

35A. Hamilton, C. Mark and Cutrubus, C. Nina, The Salt Lake Temple: A Monument to a People, University Services, Salt Lake City, 1983, p. 141.

36. Kwong, Lo Chi, Acupuncture in Clinical Practice, Commercial Press Ltd., Hong Kong, 1979, p. 1; Koch, Kurt, Occult ABC, Literature Mission Aglasterhausen Inc., Germany (distributed by Grand Rapids International Publications, P.O. Box 2607, Grand Rapids, MI) pp. 5-11.

37. Kwong, p. 66

38. Thie, John F., D.C., Touch for Health, deVros and Co., Marina del Rey, CA. 1979, pp. 70-77; also Austin, Dr. Mary, The Textbook of Acupuncture Therepy, ASI Publ., New York, 1978, pp. 43-47

39. Kwong, p. 68-69.

40. Austin, p. 44.

41. This is, of course, the sort of gross, necromantic practice which may well have been one of the main reasons why God destroyed the world through the flood! (See Gen. 6:2-7) Naturally we were taught that the "sons of God" in v. 2 were the extraterrestrial demon spirits with whom we were dealing. We were also taught that the Nephilim (the Hebrew word usually translated "giants" in v.4) were the spirit children like those we would try to conceive – godlike beings who would help bring forth the New Age of Enlightenment.

42. Many LDS prophets and authorities have taught that the Mormon god Elohim had relations with Mary to conceive Jesus. See McConkie, Bruce R., Mormon Doctrine, p. 742; Journal of Discourses, v.8, p. 115; v.1, p.50-51; v.11, p. 268; and Smith, Joseph Fielding, Doctrine of Salvation, v.1, pp. 18-19.

43. A "code word", by its nature, is zealously guarded, even as Masonic secrets were guarded a couple of centuries ago. One who betrays these secrets suffers horribly. This is why many Satanists were stunned to find the use of the word "Nail" in its correct context in the third "Omen" movie, "The Final Conflict", coming from the mouth of the actor playing the son of Satan. These films were carefully researched and used authentic Satanic music and rites, but the use of "the nail" was unprecedented. See McGill, Gord, The Final Conflict, Signet, 1980, p.81-82.

44. From a private document available from the author.

45. Farrar, p. 20,26.

46. This is not a parody of I Tim, 6:16 exactly. It refers to the rite of the Divine King in which the High Priest of a coven is slain during the Great Rite after looking upon the unveiled face of the goddess, that the land might be nourished with his blood. This is still done in a few traditional covens, especially during the times of poor crops. James Frazer speaks of this extensively in The Golden Bough.

47. Farrar, pp. 121, 128; also Crowley, The Book of Thoth, Samuel Weiser, 1971, p. 72-74.

48. Duncan, p. 37, for instance.

49. Farrar, p. 94: "five are the points of fellowship…" quoting from the 3rd degree sexual initiation, the Great Rite; see also Duncan, p. 121. fig. 18, for the Masonic version; and author’s private document of Druidic five points of fellowship.

50. From private documents available from the author.

51. Hartmann, Dr. Franz, Magic: White and Black, pp. 290-291; also see Man, Myth and Magic, v.16, p. 2159 and the cover of The Satanic Bible, Lavey, Anton Szandor, Avon, 1969.

51A. Hamilton and Cuturbus, p.44.

51B. Hamilton and Cuturbus, p. 142.

51C. Hamilton and Cuturbus, p. 54.

51C. Hamilton and Cuturbus, pp. 142,143.

52. Alder, Margot, Drawing Down the Moon, Beacon Press, Boston, 1979, p. 25; and Russell, Jeffrey, A History of Witchcraft, Thames & Hudson, Ltd., London, 1980, pp. 46-51, pp. 158-159.

53. Rudolph, p. 92-93 for a direct relationship between ancient Gnosticism and the doctrine of eternal progression.

54. The Hermetic Maxim is from an emerald tablet in Egypt, engraved by the mythic Magi, Hermes Trismegistus. It forms the central lynchpin of occultism: The idea that man and God are juts quantitatively different; and that a man, through his own discipline and rigorous training can become a god. For a complete transcription of the Hermetic Maxim, see Zolar’s Encyclopedia of Ancient and Forbidden Knowledge, Arco Publ, New York, 1970, p. 114.

55. Man, Myth and Magic, v.3, p. 282. Also Grey, Concepts of Qabalah,

Weiser, 1984, p.13.

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