Transcribed Notes from Speakers
at the Seminar Hosted by the
No. Colo.-So. Wyo Detectives Association
9-12 September 86
Ft. Collins, Colo.
Compiled and Published by Larry M. Jones
Cult Crime Impact Network
222 N. Latah St., Boise. Idaho 83706
SOURCE: N. Colo.-S. Wyo. Detectives Association Seminar
LOCATION: Ft. Collins, Colo., Holiday Inn
DATE: 9-12 September 1986
TOPIC: Notes concerning the Emergence of Ritualistic Crime in
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following text is a synopsis of eash
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speakers' content and intent as accurately as possible. Any
misrepresentations included were unintentional and perhaps the
product of the 'listener not hearing what the speaker thought
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I. SPEAKER: SANDI GALLANT, San Francisco P.D. Intelligence
Officer, nationally recognized expert on occult crimes
Perspective: The world of the occult is a phenominon
most people think only occurred in the past. In the midst of
today's technology, it is difficult to accept as reality.
Human beings do not always develop to the same degree as
machinery. In some individuals, the thin veneer of
civilization does not develop as well as in the rest of
society (cite: Theodore Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, Charles
Manson, etc.) Although these individuals' acts are well
known, do not assume that they are only isolated cases.
Regardless of your personal belief system, you must realize
that there are people who wholeheartedly believe in satanism
and the occult and victimize others accordingly.
'Heathens,' according to the Old Testament of the BIBLE,
were those who did not believe in the Lord God Jehovah.
Instead, they worshipped many gods in nature, such as the
Earth Mother who they believed ruled the universe. Today,
thousands of individuals believe in modern-day witchcraft and
attempt to cause changes or obtain power in the earth system
through ritually precise appeals to various deities. Some,
believing themselves to be threatened by modern day
'witchhunts', have started to communicate together via occult
group gossip networks or formalized organizations. Police
investigators should be alert for information sources within
'Heathens' or 'Pagans' as they are commonly called,
follow various traditions--some of which are unique to
themselves and others which are shared with adherents of
Witchcraft and Satanism. The variety of traditions sort
themselves out in a manner similar to denominations in
orthodox religions. Because all occult practices stress the
individual tastes, desires, and interests of the participants,
variations on the central precepts are numerous. Pagan
traditions include priests, priestesses, witches, and
warlocks. These terms are common and are shared with
Witchcraft and Satanism.
Witchcraft normally includes followers who are more
deeply involved than Pagans, but some crossover exists.
Behavior here, too, is highly individualized with extensive
'specialty' areas to accomodate almost any fascination.
Witchcraft is a participative religion which is close-knit and
close-mouthed. A high degree of loyalty to local groups is
Traits often encountered in Witchcraft are the worship of
the Sun God (Horned God) and the Moon Goddess; inspiration is
often sought through mythology and folklore; adherents
describe themselves as White Witches--doing 'good'
sorcery/magic only, Gray Witches--mixing 'good' and 'bad'
magic, and Black Witches--practitioners in magic for evil
purposes only. (Black Witches are most closely aligned with
overt Satanism.) Note: Trying to draw a distinction between
'good' and 'bad' magic is a pointless exercise in semantics.
They are both in the same evil, occultic camp...merely
different degrees. All Satanists are sorcerers, however, not
all sorcerers are Satanists.
Satanism is believed to have been formed as a tradition
in the 3rd century in opposition to Christianity. The
antithesis of Biblical Christianity as a counter force,
however, pre-dates the Fall of Man in the Garden of Eden and
is personified as Lucifer, the created angel who was cast from
Grace. The dynamics of 'counter-religion' are characterized
as 'light' versus 'dark' sides. Satanism could not/would not
exist without Christianity, but the converse is not true.
Satanism is the worship of the Devil and of ones-self.
It is a self-centered, self-gratifying religious system. The
focus of Satanism is a fallen creature, the enemy of God and
man, whose entire being is given over to evil. Satan's goal
is to defeat God's plan of Grace and to establish his kingdom
of evil in order to ruin man. Satan needs men and women alive
to accomplish his work for him, because he is a disembodied
spirit. His purposes are to destroy the good in and good
spirit of mankind. Satan's followers must be predisposed to
doing evil, i.e. enticed by their own lusts; he cannot
absolutely overcome a good person and cause him or her to do
evil. Therefore, Satan's tactics are generally those of slow,
bit-by-bit erosion of the good in man.
People become involved in Satanism to acquire POWER and
CONTROL. This religious system seemingly has no rules or
laws--allowing them to justify many strange, abnormal actions
while encouraging personal fulfillment of fantasies and urges
not usually acceptable in civilized societies.
Anton Zandor LaVey, organizer of the First Church of
Satan in San Francisco, has popularized organized Satanic
Worship in today's society. He has authored two books (The
Satanic Bible and Satanic Rituals) which are available in most
bookstores and many supermarkets. In these books, basic
precepts of Satanism are explained along with beginning and
intermediate rituals and ceremonies. However, the picture
LaVey paints of the reality of Satan worship should be
considered the abridged version!
Followers of Satan generally sort themselves out into one
of three basic levels. Traditional or 'orthodox' believers
are structured, secretive, and dedicated to their beliefs.
Members are often inducted from within family lines; recruits
are seldom brought in from outside. Often the satanic line
dates back for generations. Complex hierarchies of degree
structures with explicit time limits and qualifications are
involved. The groups enjoy 'congregational authority,' that
is, they develope their own traditions and rules. Degree
structures and rituals are usually very complex, requiring a
high degree of dedication and intelligence from members.
Prominent citizens can be expected to be involved.
The second level is the 'Dabblers.' These groups have
not developed the high degree of sophistication seen in the
orthodox groups. They are self-styled, tending to meld
satanic overtones into their otherwise bizarre tastes and
behaviors. Dabblers, while potentially every bit as dangerous
to the intended 'victim' of a ritual ceremony, can not boast a
long historical tradition. They take bits and pieces from
many sources and tend to use Satanism to justify their
actions; they do not accept personal responsibility for their
actions. (Richard Ramirez, the 'Night Stalker,' should be
considered in the Dabbler category.) Dabblers tend to
accumulate publicity to a greater extent than orthodox
Satanists who abhor it.
During the 1985 Summer Solstice ritual observance in San
Francisco, the self-styled leader of a sado-masochistic gay
group read up on Satanic rituals and determined to perform a
human sacrifice. Members of the group procured and adult male
victim from the 'Meat Rack' area of S.F., a derelict. He was
kept in a cage for the week preceeding the intended sacrifice
and used for the sexual gratification of the group. During
the ritual, he suffered a slashed throat, extreme sexual
mutilation, and had a pentagram carved in his chest. Seeking
an even bigger thrill, the leader intended to repeat the
ceremony with a second derelict and invited another S/M group
to participate. His best plans went awry when a drug snitch
within the group helped the second victim escape and informed
S.F.P.D. (Photographs of the corpse and crime scene were
shown to seminar participants.)
Youth Sub-culture Groups form the third level. Ages of
members range from 8 yoa to the 20's. Youth generally become
devil worshippers through external influencing factors such as
a general interest in the occult, heavy metal-type rock music,
fantasy role playing games, or the influence of deviant sub-
culture peer groups and an interest in drugs. Youth Sub-
culture Groups are often defiantly open about their beliefs
and practices, displaying clothing and jewelry with blatant
satanic, death, anarchy, and self-destructive themes.
Training material in the form of easily obtainable books,
video-tapes, music, and movies make Introduction to Sorcery,
Magic, and Satanism-101 a popular extra-curricular course in
In addition, certain Voodoo traditions--those with strong
African or Carribean backgrounds such as Santeria--tend to
surface where members of those ethnic cultures settle. Strong
indications of Santeria include mutilated fowl, small
artifacts (coins, threads, medallions, etc.) left lying
around, multiples of the number seven, ritual homicides,
repetitions of color combinations, and similarities to some
statuary appearing to Roman Catholic Saints.
A San Francisco murder case centered around the
decapitated body of a black male whose head had been replaced
with that of a chicken. Corn kernels had been left near the
body. The ritual conducted indicated that the perpetrator was
becoming a practitioner of Brujeria, the darkest form of
Santeria worship. The victim's head was used for additional
rituals for 21 days (note: 3 x 7); it was buried, dug up, used
again, then discarded on the 42nd. (note: 6 x 7) day.
A second Santeria-related crime involved a victim who was
a female prostitute. She had the misfortune of falling into
disfavor with her pimp's former 'main lady' whose boyfriend
was a Cuban Santerian. They killed and mutilated the victim
over a long period of time, kept her body on ice, skinned it,
removed organs for further rituals, beheaded her, then set up
a tent and stayed for 21 days watching the body. Specific
colors were left with the corpse indicating which deity the
suspect was worshipping; he had a Santerian altar in his
house when arrested for the crime.
Ritual Dates: The following are some of the significant
calendar dates which seem to be important to most occult
Feb. 2: Candlemas
Mar. 21: Spring Equinox
Apr. 30: Beltane or May Eve
Jun. 22: Summer Solstice
Aug. 1: Lammas (Feast of the Sun God)
Sept. 21: Fall Equinox
Oct. 31: Halloween (Celebration of Death))
Dec. 22: Winter Solstice
In addition to the eight sabbats listed, birthdays of
practitioners are high ritual holidays, as well as full moon
dates. Since traditions vary, 48 hrs. should be allowed
either way from these dates.
Further Historical Notes: In 8th. Century Asia Minor the
Greek magic theater majored in illusions. Participants
dressed in animal skins, mutilated humans, engaged in sado-
masochism, and stole infants from nearby villages. In 15th.
Century France, Gilles de Rais, the protector of Joan of Arc,
turned to Satanism. He was the suspect in the disappearance
of children from surrounding areas. Rumors persisted, but
official action did not commence until his death at which time
the bodies of over 200 children--dismembered, disemboweled--
were recovered from beneath his castle's moat. Was there
public denial even then?
The Cathers, of gnostic background, openly practiced
'black masses'...at first in total opposition to Catholic high
mass. They perverted traditional Catholic symbolism because
they felt that Christian sacraments were themselves evil.
Much of today's ritually significant acts stem from the Cather
tradition. Medieval sorcerers made pacts with the devil,
denied God, practiced blasphemous acts, consecrated and
sacrificed children to Satan before they were baptised,
commited incest, swore by the Devil's name, cannibalized
sacrifice victims, destroyed livestock, and had carnal
intercourse with Satan.
Moving into the 20th. Century, these traditions took root
in the German Nazi movement. Adolph Hitler studied the occult
arts in Munich starting in 1913; within a few years he had
become the leader of National Socialism in Germany, preaching
Gnostic Racism via the Thule Society. Hitler conducted human
sacrifices openly for the world to see. He was addicted to
drugs, especially solutions of animal genitalia, human
excrement, and bella donna. (The occultic aura of human and
animal excrement is tracable to antiquity.) He suppressed
other occult movements, but his S.S. held secret occult
rituals at a mountain redoubt named Wewelsburg Castle. (Ed.
Note: The Nazi S.S. adopted the 'lightning S.S.' symbol, the
death's head skull, black uniforms, and S.S. officers carried
ritual daggers. The S.S. officiated over mass murders,
torture, and genocide of the Jews.)
Recent History: In 1966 Anton LaVey established the
Church of Satan in San Francisco and obtained recognition as a
church organization in California. In 1975 a rift developed
and a number of followers splintered off. In 1983 Michael
Acquino formed the Temple of Set from which the Order of the
Trapezoid later broke off. Acquino is aligned with Neo (new)-
Nazi movements and seems to want to believe that his father
was an S.S. member, although this is not believed to be a
fact. He has spent time at Wewelsburg Castle absorbing what
he could from S.S. traditions. Acquino, a U.S. Army Officer,
believes he is the Anti-Christ and has had '666' tattooed on
his forehead. Michael Acquino seems to align himself with the
Damien character of the movies; he draws young groupie
females and kids via a post office box in San Francisco.
The guiding force in American Satanism seems to stem
directly from Aliester Crowley, born in England in 1875 to
Quaker/Puritan parents who apparently were sadistic to him.
He formed the Order of the Golden Dawn (O.G.D.), an occultic
worship group, which he brought to the U.S. The O.G.D. threw
Crowley out because of his homosexual perversion. Crowley
formed the Order of the Silver Star in 1907, a very secret
group which committed every perversion. He became known as
the wickedest man in the world.
Crowley formed the Ordo Templi Oreintis (O.T.O.), a group
of practicing Pagans with strong satanic overtones. This
sexually perverse group draws the outcasts of the Pagan
movement. The O.T.O. is considered 'very bad'; in the last
two years it has started recruiting teens through science
fiction fairs or similar events associated with the Society
for Creative Anachronism (S.C.A.), a legitimate group
organized by Diane Paxton which unfortunately has attracted a
following of occultic practitioners. (Note: Some information
indicates that an S.C.A. sub-group called the 'Dark Horde'
practices black magic and criminal acts...at this time this in
unconfirmed.) The S.C.A. is part of the Medieval History
In the 1985 San Francisco missing persons investigation
for Paul Casder, suspects Lake and Hg were allegedly
responsible for the sexual abuse, torture, and mutilation of
women in the Mendocino/Calaveras Co. area. More than 25
bodies were recovered from a ranch, with evidence of
incinerations in an open oven. Lake had a cousin who was
involved with the S.C.A. Lake had formerly lived on the
property of "The Church of All Worlds" which supposedly raised
"real unicorns" on their Mendocino farm. Rumor has it that
while there, he had taken women to various areas of the farm
where black masses were conducted.
Ritualized Abuse: The ritualized sexual abuse of
children is sometimes thought to be a "new" phenomenon, but
(as can be seen in the excerpts of occultic history, above) it
is not new. The tradition of ritualized abuse is ancient and
complex. Police investigators should not automatically assume
that all ritualized abuse cases are Satanic...even though they
may be bizarre and very perverted.
Since 1982, many ritualized abuse cases have surfaced
across our country. Statements made by unrelated victims and
suspects from various locales are strikingly similar,
indicating that the practice is widespread.
Ritualized abusers are intentional abusers who often use
their 'religion' to justify their own behavior...to give them
an excuse. Ritualized abuse cases commonly involve multiple
victims and multiple suspects. Investigators must learn to
differentiate ritualized from traditional abuse cases.
Female juvenile victims describe mock marriage ceremonies
to males who wear masks or goat heads, followed by sexual
activities. Rituals are often video-taped. Participants wear
robes, use candles, draw pentagrams, utilize inverted crosses
and swasticas. Animal and human blood is ingested, as well as
urine and feces. The victims are often forced to participate
in the sacrifices of animals and/or humans. The practitioners
place positive value on harming the victims, i.e. operate from
twisted motives. The purpose of the abuse is to please Satan.
Ritual abusers will generally appear as common, ordinary--
often outstanding--members of the community. Ritualized abuse
victims may be the young children of these people, their
neighbors, daycare kids, or even kidnapped children. Abuse
locations have included homes, schools, churches, abandoned
buildings, mortuaries, and cemetaries.
Significant obstacles must be overcome to successfully
prosecute ritualized abusers. Often a 1-to-25 year time lapse
occurs in reporting. This problem is further aggravated by
the naivete of investigators who have never before confronted
similar cases and the young age of many of the victims who
tell such bizarre stories that prosecutors, judges, and juries
tend to discount their testimony. In order to obtain the
truth, investigators must remain very persistent; many times
they must obtain needed training in the occult as they
progress through a case.
Suggested Guidelines for Ritualized Abuse Investigations:
1. Document all information at the time you receive it.
2. Define the roles of investigators, therapists,
clinicians, social service workers, etc. before starting an
investigation. Don't muddy the roles.
3. Electronically preserve every contact made by
investigators and therapists.
4. Approach and educate prosecutors in the early stages;
utilize their guidance throughout the investigation.
5. Maintain strict confidentiality until ALL suspects and
victims have been identified.
6. Approach daycare investigations as if all children are
victims and all workers are suspects until the scope of the
7. Assign investigators to teams and allow them to work
8. Appoint a liason officer who works directly with
9. Appoint a media liason who is not an investigative team
10. Use narrative interviews without leading questions.
11. Complete extensive background checks on all suspects,
victims, and custodians of victims.
12. Serve search warrants as soon as possible to minimize
destruction of evidence.
13. Avoid premature news releases or conclusions.
14. Always look for the organized ritual abuse networks
behind those you are directly investigating, such as: family
ties or organized groups.
15. Separate actual accounts from those based upon
realistic, but illusionary, acts, i.e.: were the 'bodies' real
or faked, alive or already dead?
16. Be alert for bizarre evidence and evidence destruction
practices. Necklaces may be made from infants' finger bones;
body fat may be rendered in to tallow for candles; human flesh
may be eaten; body remains may be incinerated; and burials
witnessed by victims may be unearthed and the bodies removed
later unbeknownst to the victim.
Our refusal or inability to believe in the ritualized
abuse of children protects us from dealing with the reality,
but it also protects the perpetrators from investigation and
arrest. If we in law enforcement do not protect the children,
who will? Does the right of free exercise of religion protect
the perpetrators of ritualized abuse? Do government agencies
drag their feet in such cases using the 1st. Amendment issues
as an easy way out? Why are victims from all over telling us
the same story? These are tough questions, but we must face
them and give honest answers.
We already touched briefly on the impact of the occult
phenomina upon youth. The following case histories show the
terrible impact such influences can have on young lives:
1. A sixteen year old boy killed himself with a gun, leaving
his suicide note on top of a pile of Dungeons and Dragons
2. A seventeen year old medieval history buff was attracted
to an older male mentor. In exchange for homosexual favors,
the older man taught the boy about Satanism. The boy started
exibiting strange sexual behaviors and asked his Dad for sex.
The boy's body was found in a San Francisco ravine seven
blocks from the home of his mentor.
3. Three thirteen year old girls mutilated themselves with
dozens of razor marks in their schoolyard. Investigators
found Satanic graffitti in their notebooks. The school
principal was furious that the police were involved. Police
contact with the parents of the first girl showed that they
knew their daughter was holding Satanic masses, but were
afraid she would run away if they forbade such activity. The
parents of girl #2 admitted that their daughter was obsessed
with Satanism, but made no further contact with police.
Parents #3 made no return contact with police.
How are our children getting drawn into the occult arts?
A small percentage of kids are introduced through Dungeons and
Dragons and other occultic fantasy role playing games. Some
are attracted through heavy metal music and musicians...many
of whom deny direct ties to Satanism, but who nonetheless
project the Satanism image to young people who idolize and
financially support them. A few youths have an interest in
supernatural or medieval things, their imaginations fed by
popular and graphic representations in movies, videos, and
Adolescents are ripe for occult involvement because of
their transitioning, maturing nature and developing sexuality.
They need to belong to a peer group structure, to be
accepted, to be identified and 'stand out' among their
associates and friends. Adolescence is a time of self-
centeredness and peer group focus. Feeling one is 'special'
is often a stronger attraction than whether the essence of
being special is positive or very negative. Teens are
impatient with the plodding and often hypocritic world of
adults; they desire quick answers and the ability to cause
instant changes. Rebellion against parents and institutions
starts with the first hints of parental disapproval at
emerging uniqueness. Walls of separation grow and
communication stops. The parents' desire is to spare their
child pain through repression of their individuality. The
stage is set.
On the surface occult traditions offer no rules, laws, or
'cants.' They offer instant gratification without moral
judgements, total sexual freedom and acceptance. The decades
of the 60's and 70's left today's youth with a fatalism that--
because of the ecological and nuclear threats--the worlld will
probably not be here in 20 years, there is no future, so take
what you want NOW! At a time when the family environment
leaves the teen with a feeling of inhibition and lack of power
and control, the occult offers instant Power and Control,
seemingly with no paybacks. In actuality, occult involvment
plunges the convert into abject subservience to the leader or
power structure; personal freedom is sacrificed. Compare
this philosophy with that of Christian fundamentalist
theology: GOD is power; LIFE is based on faith; REWARDS are
largely realized in the afterlife.
On 2 Feb. 86 (Candlemas) a teenage boy in Monroe,
Michigam, killed his brother in bed with a shotgun blast--
supposedly to help him escape from a world he believed his
brother hated and enter a better place. The surviving brother
said he was a Satanist, and later a trunk full of his Satanic
artifacts were found. He had sent money to a Satanic group in
Toronto to 'join.'
A fourteen year old boy in a straight, established San
Francisco home, was found by his Dad in the process of self-
mutilation in his room. The police were called and
ascertained that the boy had been killing birds in the
backyard, writing to his friends to introduce them to
Satanism, and had formed a group with neighbor boys and girls
who were all commiting self-mutilation. Further investigation
uncovered numerous pictures the boy had drawn depicting
murder, mutilation, and decapitation of his Dad, who had been
uninvolved in the homelife of his family. The parents of the
other children were not willing to be interviewed, because
their children were holding them hostage with threats of
suicide if they disclosed information to the police. Half of
the kids involved are now in mental institutions.
Behavior Modification: Fantasy role playing games have
emerged as a dangerous source of negative behavior
modification among the youths who regularly play the games.
The danger is that a fixation on the characters and play in
these games of mental imagery will cause the player to lose
sight of reality and cause him/her to live in a fantasy world.
Fantasy role playing games are mostly clones of the T.S.R.
product called 'Dungeons and Dragons.' It is a game played
entirely in the mind; there is no board or screen. Dr. Gary
North, author of the book "None Dare Call It Witchcraft,"
states that D&D is the best introduction into the occult ever.
So far, the deaths of more than 40 children are directly
attributed to D&D involvement. Dr. John Holmes is quoted as
saying that "...rape, torture, arson, and murder are involved
in every D&D game..."
Role playing, a recognized effective means to cause
behavior modification, works whether the results desired are
positive or negative. Excessive preoccupation with negative
influences and environments (in this case imagined) will lead
to negative behavior. Children mirror the images projected to
them or within their own minds.
The seductiveness of D&D and like games is enhanced by
the breakdown of family, lack of closeness, negative
lifestyles, self-centeredness, and a 'me-oriented' society
full of throw-away or latch-key kids. They give a way of
temporary--and for some, permanent--escape. One out of ten
adolescents is diagnosed as severely depressed. One out of
five patients in mental institutions is under 18 years of age.
Suicide is the third leading cause of teenage deaths.
Challenge: We need to accept children's feelings of lack
of acceptance and vulnerability, and we need to be willing to
intervene, to get them help, to get help ourselves. Are we
willing to rise to this challenge?
11. SPEAKER: KEN WOODEN, author, producer of television
documentaries, investigative reporter covering Jonestown and
the People's Temple, advocate for children victimized by
TOPIC: Legitimizing the issue of Satanism in America
Jim Jones and the People's Temple phenominon are useful
when used as a "blueprint of cults."
1. Cults must destroy the family unit, their biggest
obstacle. Jones did this in the following ways:
A. Separation of children from their parents. This was
done initially by subtle means in socially acceptable formats.
B. Depersonalization of the parent-child relationship.
Children were told to call their parents by their first names
instead of 'Mom' or 'Dad.'
C. Legal guardianship and power of attorney over the
children were turned over to Jones.
D. Children were separated physically from their parents
and housed in communal, cult-operated locations.
2. Jim Jones was sexually active with EVERYONE in the
church. He did this under the guise of 'oneness' within the
group. Jones wielded the 'club of sex' to smash every marital
bond among couples within the church; he had sex with the
wife in the husband's presence and sodomized the husband in
front of the wife. This degradation did severe violence to
the marriage relationships.
3. Jones collected all valuables belonging to the members.
He melted down all gold rings and had private property
liquidated and given to him. This amounted to more than $27
million. $1.4 million was reportedly on deposit in Jones'
personal Swiss accounts.
4. Destruction of families and their economic structure
forced Jones' followers under one roof and his control. In a
restricted environment he was able to intensify his
brainwashing bombardment. In private counseling sessions
Jones got people to share their sexual fantasies. He
blackmailed people with these fantasies, or supplied their
fantasies and videotaped them for blackmail purposes. (Note:
Near the end of his life Jim Jones was having sex with a goat
to the accompanying amplified screams of tortured children.)
5. Brainwashing was facilitated by control of food (protein
deprivation), interruption of normal sleep habits, and massive
amounts of thorazine and other drugs. He manipulated
compromised people in high places to become a political
wheeler-dealer. Jones--by way of the almost slave labor of
the People's Temple followers--supplied workers and political
mailings for politicians on the right and on the left. He
became friends with everyone...and they became indebted to
Jones. He reportedly supplied needs at no cost, allegedly
including guns and ammo for John Birchers. He supported
political groups ranging from the gays to the extreme right
wing. In a surprisingly short time Jones manufactured a
powerful political machine.
6. Jones used his political clout to maintain open pipelines
of information from official channels directly to him. His
man assigned in the county prosecutor's office diverted all
inquiries concerning People's Temple from the criminal justice
system directly to Jones.
7. Control of information equates to power. Jones
infiltrated and controlled the flow of information and
communications which could potentially cause him problems. He
had key people in police dispatch and the media, effectively
controlling an information network in Mendocino County,
California. Jones had over 1000 people training and working
8. People's Temple moved to San Francisco in a plan to take
over control of that city by intelligence, infiltration and
control. He again researched the sexual preferences of all
area political leaders and proceeded to deliver their
fantasies to them, video-taping as he went. A minister who
could not be compromised in this way was publically smeared as
a child molester, thus nullifying his effectiveness in the
9. Coercion, threats, and even murder were used to silence
critics of People's Temple.
10. POWER and INFORMATION are the critical keys to satanic
cults' influence. Modern groups are wired and plugged-in to
what is happening using sophisticated, state-of-the-art
(Ken Wooden has access to 300 computer hackers who are
targeting child molestation. He is attempting to use the same
tactics of information and power against the cults focusing on
the victimization of children that they use so effectively.)
Of course, murmurings and discontent among Jones'
followers as he blatantly alerted their minds and behavior.
However, Jones was quoted as saying "I don't care who you talk
to--police, press, politicians--what we are doing here is so
bizarre no-one will believe you!" He was largely correct!
11. During the Temple's movement to Guyana, 300 children were
shipped there first. Sending the children in the first wave
to establish this alleged agricultural community was an
obvious incongruity to the Guyanese government, but Jones'
political favors had effectively short-circuited all official
12. Upon arrival in Guyana, Jones took away the passports of
all the members. They were prisoners in the jungle.
13. Jones' grip upon his followers tightened as he
established totalitarian control and isolation at Jonestown.
Dissenters did speak forth, but their children were forced to
perform oral sex on the oldest man in the community in front
of the entire population. Jones enforced total silence in the
14. The vast majority of the deaths in Jonestown were not
suicides as popularly believed. Only about 40, his elite
guard, committed suicide. Hypodermic needles were found still
inserted in the bodies of teens whose adolescent rebellion
would not let them submit to Jones.
Cults can never destroy strong families. 'Family' may be
just a single strong source of love to tie one to another, but
that is enough to defeat a cult's efforts.
TOPIC: Violent Crimes Against Children
In a national survey of reported crimes against children
between 1975 and 1985, statistics showed that 65% of rape
victims were less than 19 yoa. The greatest percentage of
rape victims were between 14-17 yoa.
Child molesters are organized, often using state-of-the-
art, worldwide computer links. The following groups have
organized to further their personal interests and political
lobbying efforts: Rene Guyon Society, North American Man-Boy
Association, Paedophile Information Exchange (U.K.), Childhood
Sensuality Circle, P.A.M.-Netherlands, Young Lust, Kids
Unlimited, and Kids Who Swing. There are others. Much
emphasis is placed by these groups on changing all states'
laws concerning sexual relations with children. Their tactics
are to either: A. do away with these statutes, or B. to make
the penalties so stringent that no judge would invoke them.
Computer bulletin boards operated by brilliant, but perverted,
people aid in rapid information exchange. (How many
investigators does your agency have working the electronic
Infiltration of the child's mind is done in small bits,
gaining trust and acceptance along the way. Titillation of
the child's interest lays the groundwork for later
victimization. The Howard Nichols Society has published a
perverted book detailing "How to Have Sex with Children."
This book was composed on a word processor owned by the
Austin, Texas, Public Schools--unbeknownst to school
officials. An X-Rated coloring book after the Crayola motif
is available for $5.95. These are just two examples of many.
Police tend to approach child molestation armed with
outdated ideas and data. These crimes have often been
relegated to low priority status; 2/3 were not reported or
followed-up on. The conviction and incarceration rate is low;
defense attorneys instruct their clients to show remorse and
they get off.
Gonhorrea of the throat and anal canal in children under
5 yoa is common in California. There is an increase in
threats of death or dismemberment toward children who disclose
sexual abuse. Only 30% of sexual molestation cases are
incestual, not 80% as sometimes reported.
What are the causal factors? Some, of course, are the
commonly encountered 'dog in heat' syndrome. However, now
over 50% of molestation cases go beyond incest into ritual,
satanic abuse by a family member. This concerted satanic
attack on the family leaves an aftermath of chaos, mental
disharmony, grief, guilt, and sidetracked healthy sexual
Photography sessions are very common during sexual
molestations. Investigators should always ask if pictures or
videotapes were taken. Porno collections are no different
than any other collections...they are never completed and
require constant additions of new items. Therefore, the
market for fresh pornography is always strong. Porno
collectors tie their sexual urges to their collection
urges...they require more and more and more of worse, worse,
worse types. And porno is used to advertise kids who will be
sold for molestation purposes.
Child pornography usually starts off slowly by playing on
a child's ego. Having one's picture taken is an ego-
gratification event. Children are lured with favorite
costumes, then less and less clothing in more compromising
activities. When actual nudity and sexual contacts are
photographed, the heavy weight of guilt and fear of disclosure
tighten the pornographer's hold on the child.
TOPIC: Brainwashing Techniques to Control Children in Daycare
(Ken Wooden produced a "20/20" segment dealing with this
topic. His research for that production provide the
credibility for the following text.)
1. Mind control of young children in a daycare (out-of-home
care) environment is accomplished by:
A. Enforced isolation in closets, refridgerators, boxes,
or burial to the chin in sandboxes, etc.
B. Drugs to blur the cognition and eliminate the will to
resist. These may be injected, ingested, inserted, or
administered in the form of eyedrops. Sometimes the terms
"bad candy" or "magic punch" will be used to describe them.
Lethargy or altered moods at the end of the day should be a
tip-off for parents. Urine tests should be ordered by
investigators working such cases.
C. Physical torture to force compliance. Diabolical
methods are used to conceal torture from parents. Toothpics,
needles, and tacks are inserted inside body openings to induce
pain to the inner body. Bondage is also used. The variations
D. Psychological torture is accomplished by tearing
apart beloved pets in front of the child; altering photographs
to produce fear and guilt; showing the child pictures of
burned houses and bodies; making threats of death against the
child and his parents, siblings, and peers; sexual assaults
while displaying photos of parents or Jesus; and on and on.
E. Destruction of self-esteem is accomplished by many
methods, such as: making the child lick the shoes of the
tormentor, placing a child's head in the toilet, inducing
defecation, smearing urine and feces all over the child and
making him or her remain dirty, eating excrement an drinking
urine. Much pshcological reinforcement is added to these
physical acts to lessen the child's sence of self as a worthy
F. Destruction of family values and identity is key to
destroying the child's resistance. Parents are depicted as
sex objects, children are told to seek sex with their parents,
they witness adults in the act of sex on the floor, and are
exposed in detail to taboo areas normally forbidden in the
G. Religion and Patriotism are also areas of attack.
Mock marriages to adults are carried out in real church
buildings followed by sex with the adult 'husband'. The
children are forced or tricked into urinating and defecating
on the BIBLE and are raped and abused with the corner of a
BIBLE or the pole of the American Flag. These acts teach the
child to reject outside sources of control and guidance as the
creed of 'No Family; No Religion; No Nationality!' is
H. Personal heroes are attacked, demeaned, destroyed,
or used as sources of abuse and perversion. Parents,
brothers, sisters, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, God, and
Jesus are used as persona who could not love such a child if
they tell what they know occurred at the school. Threats of
death against family, friends, and loved ones are
common...many threaten death by fire, accompanied by actusl
photographs of burned houses and bodies.
2. Clues for parents include:
A. Crying for no apparent reason.
B. Inrodinate fear of adults.
D. Appetite changes; conversation about bizarre foods.
E. Acting out behavior which is not common.
F. Strange language forms or content.
Parents could not imagine that such bizarre, destructive
things could occur, but in looking back, could recall that
their victimized children had given clues which at the time
were considered bizarre, unbelievable, or the product of some
sort of imagination, fantasy, or mental disturbance.
The McMartin Preschool Case in Manhattan Beach,
California, has emerged as a landmark case, though prosecution
will be very expensive. Over $4.5 Million was spent during
the preliminary hearings alone. (Editor's Update: Though the
judge ordered seven co-defendants to stand trial, charges have
been dropped against five of them as of this writing. This is
not due to lack of evidence as much as the political and
financial aspects of such massive prosecution.) This case
brings to focus the need for federal money for major trial
needs...especially cases which set certain precedents. Canada
is already taking steps toward such financial assistance to
local jurisdictional prosecutions.
TOPIC: Child Prostitution
The going rate for a sexual encounter with an 11 year old
child is $1000. As long as this business remains lucrative,
it will continue to flourish. Child prostitution has become a
major national industry.
In a common sequence, the pimp sets about instilling
control factors into the child, such as guilt, a feeling of
rejection, control by drugs, terror, and fear of harm to
parents and family members. The child's first arrest is set
up by the pimp himself. He uses the law enforcement system to
officially 'document' the child as a prostitute. This record
is then used to lever the child into further compliance by the
threat of telling Mom and Dad!
The financial returns to a pimp for his initial trouble
and investment are immense. At the rate of four tricks per
night at $1000 each, the child's earnings are $4000 / night,
$28,000 / week, $112,000 / month, etc. But pimps seem to be
the sacred cows in this country. Pimps have said that for the
price of a 'blow job', cops can be bought off!
We currently have no national law enforcement computer
system capable of tracking missing children. A state-of-the-
art system should be able to compare the description of a
missing child from Milwaukee with the sighting of a child
prostitute in Miami. Jurisdictional boundaries often prevent
police from effectively locating missing and exploited
Child prostitution is bad enough when accomplished with
fairly 'striaght' pedophiles, but too often the twisted
desires of the S/M perversion also include young children as
Sado-Masochism blends pain with sexual arousal for
pleasure. Investigators should be aware of the following S/M
1. Silver Bullet--chemical compound Amylnitrate which is
used as an aphrodesiac drug; has detrimental effects on the
brain; is highly flammable and causes fires.
2. Bolivian Rack--device to inflict specific pain and
torture for sexual pleasure.
3. Mr. Right--available for $130 by mail-order, this wooden
bench forces penetration of the anus by a wooden penis through
mechanical leverage; very painful and destructive device.
4. Ballgag--a harness device which fits over the head
positioning a hard ball in the mouth; keeps the person from
yelling or pleading to stop; causes split lips, chipped teeth.
5. Parachute--aligator-type clips with attached weights
which are clipped to tender parts of the anatomy to cause
6. Whips/Chains--broad variety for punishment and bondage;
allow orgasm for the whip-er or the whip-ee depending on their
7. Bondage--tying, chaining, or restraining to excite sexual
pleasure through planned victimization and helplessness.
8. Five Gates of Hell--devices used to inflict pain.
9. Piercing--Sometimes advertised as 'Exotic Piercings;'
this is a new fad, especially using children; the private
parts are pierced and jewelry similar to pierced earrings is
The end product of a sexually permissive society and S/M
marketing is the destruction of those who cannot take care of
themselves. As long as purveyors of S/M paraphernalia can
reap fortunes selling the tools and techniques of torture,
this perversion will continue to victimize the helpless.
TOPIC: Ritualized Abuse of Children
Our daycare centers are the soft underbelly of our
society; they are undergoing a concerted attack. The
character of a child is lagrely formed by age five. Whatever
influences the child during those years greatly influences his
or her later life. If the primary influence is evil, the
child will have a predisposition to continue in similar evil
activities throughout later life.
Working Definition of Ritual Abuse of Children: A
bizarre, systematic and continuing mental, physical, and
sexual abuse of children for the purpose of implanting evil
and giving a form of sacrifice to a force or diety.
The 'Bizarre Factor' is one which must be overcome in any
investigation. Only solid documentation will accomplish it.
Investigators must not let cases be isolated or nullified.
They must go beyond the bizarre to get to the facts by
establishing dates, times, facts, and patterns. 45% of all
abductions and attempts occur during March and April.
Statistics show this to be true across the nation. Why?
Spring is the start of life, the Easter Season. To those who
worship satan, the opposite is desirable, that is death,
deflowering, and destruction.
Satanism is a belief in evil, in hedonism, in receiving
ultimate power. The key to understanding this religion is
"reverse." Identify a 'good belief', then visualize the
reverse or opposite...that will be consistant with satanism.
(Mr. Wooden made a survey of Redding, California, teens
concerning satanism. It is available by writing to him and
requesting a copy.) Satanism is a game of human chess.
Entry into satanism is accomplished by recruitment.
Men's fantasies--usually sexual in nature--are appealed to,
often in a discreet orgy setting. Second visits are almost
guaranteed. A relationship with a desirable, alluring woman
(or another man in the case of the recruited homosexual) is
programmed. A touch of the unknown is thrown in through
witchcraft. And clandestine photos or videotapes are taken of
sexual encounters for blackmail and control purposes.
Women are targeted in another manner. The poetic,
romantic approach is stressed, often with offerings which
appeal to the romanticized past. Sexual encounters and
relationships are utilized as they are with men, inclusive of
pictures and tapes for later use. The predictable 'club of
sex' is used to use, abuse, and destroy.
Satanism is a big extortion racket. Children are used to
set up prominent people. One by one they chip away at the
fiber of the foundation of society, morals, and decency; this
is erosion of civilization. Bi-sexual orgies are organized
for kids by kids in high schools as recruitment for satanism.
The vicious circle of orgies, drugs, satanism, and sex is a
Eight major sabbats are dispersed throughout the satanic
and witchcraft calendars. Police officials are encouraged to
review past crime statistics by comparison to these ritual
dates. An eye-opening experience is going to school and
public libraries to see how many and how often occult books
are checked out.
In the human chess-game, police officials are aften set
up as expendable pawns. Be careful not to be enticed by a
small lead which doesn't pan out. Premature statements or
inadvisable investigative avenues or techniques can cause you
public crucifixion by the media. You adversaries in this
chess game are experts in evil, greed, ego, and pride.
TOPIC: Abduction, Murder, and Missing Kids
The following should be adopted as criteria for
classifying various types of missing children:
1. Runaways--this is the largest group; most return
voluntarily; some are never heard from again; running away is
often caused by factors in the home which should be
2. Throw-aways--children on whom parents (and sometimes
state agencies) have given up.
3. Parental Abduction--children become the suffering ball in
divorce ping-pong games.
4. Criminal Abduction--Statistics show that police agencies
have from 14-48 hours to find the child before he is killed.
Don't wait! (Some police agencies require a 48 hour waiting
period before they will take official action on a missing
Police agencies need definite criteria for handling
criminal abductions. The preliminary investigation must
answer the following questions: Was money taken? Personal
belongings? Clothes? School-work taken? Were friends told?
etc. If these questions indicate a non-voluntary
disappearance, mobilize the whole country to find the child!
(Ken Wooden has authored an abduction prevention booklet
entitled "Child Lures" which is available from him. This work
is based upon the statements of those who abuse and murder
young children. It is an excellent crime prevention and
Prevention is necessary. We must break out of the
mentality that merely 'carrying the wounded off the
battlefield' is sufficient official response. It is possible
and important to teach the concept of law to pre-schoolers, to
educate them to what is proper and improper, to teach them
what constitutes a violation of the law. An analogy to the
weather is very helpful when dealing with young children.
Most people are like the weather--safe and nice. Some people
are like bad weather system and do things which hurt others.
Sex can be tactfully explained to youngsters, too. It is
a bridge which unites two land masses, e.g.: Mom and Dad. On
it things are transported, such as love and life. You (the
child) crossed over that bridge. Other things which cross are
genes which determine hair color, eyes, and whether you are a
boy or a girl. Genes come from grandmother and granddad, too.
But the bridge is for adults only. If someone tries to force
you onto that bridge, you TALK TO SOMEONE about the attempt.
Then, as the child's maturity dictates, you can discuss the
'human plumbing system,' too.
The target of satanists if FAMILIES. The destruction of
this stable societal unit guarantees the destruction of
goodness, morality, and civilization.
25% of all murders are termed bizarre or ritual in
nature; victims of these are mostly females and children.
70% of murders are solved; this rate is decreasing.
55% of murder victims know the perpetrator.
III. SPEAKER: MIKE WARNKE, author, comedian, lecturer,
ex-satanist priest, Christian evangelist, throuth Warnke
Ministries provides counseling and referral for persons trying
to come out of destructive cults, resource for law enforcement
agencies investigating and prosecuting occult-motivation
crimes. Spoke in conjunction with Rick Hackney and Larry
Nelson, both of Warnke Ministries.
TOPIC: The Philosophy and Practice of Satanism
Satanists do not react to our beliefs, but according to
their own belief structures which are very different from our
own. Their arrogance toward the police is becoming more
common, demonstrated in their increasing openness about their
Witchcraft and satanism books are readily available at
bookstores nationwide, especially near university settings.
These books are written by intelligent, committed people who
sincerely believe in what they are writing. The books are not
written as a lark or joke. Some commonly available resource
books include: THE WITCHES' BIBLE; BLACK ARTS by Richard
Cavendish; MAGICK by Aliester Crowley, hyped by Ozzie
Osbourne; RITUAL MAGIC; HERTER'S SYMBOL DICTIONARY; and the
NECRONOMICON. Because of the easy availability of these and
other books, they are frequently read by teens as well as
adults. Extensive bibliographies contained in each book give
even the beginning reader all the resources he needs to become
deeply involved. This is not a new phenominon; it has been
going on since the beginning of human history.
Much discussion has surfaced lately about ritual
sacrifices of human beings. This does occur. Satanists will
often keep a 'souvenir' (such as a small bone) of a sacrifice
as a talisman. Blood shed by people, offered to a deity,
binds the ritual group together. The death throes of a person
in agony are believed by the satanists to release the most
energy...the act of dying--not the actual death--releases this
energy which the perpetrators believe they can absorb. The
greater the horror involved in the death, the greater the
power obtained. Youth, innocence, naivete, and virginity--
attributes sought after in sacrifice victims--produce more
horror, therefore more energy, therefore more power. Fear and
horror generated in children (even though it may be due to an
illusion) generates the 'fuel' for the spell being cast.
Death is not always the result of the ritual.
Police should be alert for the 'charismatic Pied Piper'
who attracts kids. When there is any hint of occult activity
he should be closely watched. Such a 'pipeline' may be the
source of kids for a larger group, or he may be the leader of
a group of younger kids. Whenever adults and juveniles are
seen in the same satanic group, a great potential for abuse
and violence exists to the children exists. There is always
an identifiable leader and a number of followers in a satanic
Investigators are usually intelligent, artistic,
underachievers. They are the ones who ask questions and
search for answers. Once they get the scent of power (over
their circumstances or over other people) through occult
tradition, they become a self-initiating danger to other
people and to themselves.
Mike Warnke distributed a discussion outline which is
reproduced by permission, below:
THE PHILOSOPHY AND PRACTICE OF SATANISM
I. The past two decades have seen a renewed interest in
occult philosophy and practice. Some of the factors that
contribute to this interest are as follows:
A. The death of rationalism which invites interest in
B. The chaos and complexity of our society which
causes many to look for "short-cut" thinking.
C. A retreat to an irrational state in which a person
rejects responsibility for decisions and consequences.
D. The influence of Eastern religion with its
"subjectivity of truth."
E. Parapsychology and psychic research which SEEMS to
lead to the idea that the occult is really a science.
F. The prominence of supernatural / occult themes in
G. Disbelief in the supernatural in modern theology.
H. The potential reality of the occult/satanism.
II. Of particular concern here are philosophies and
activities of satanism. Satanism is the worship of Satan, the
"adversary" of God. There are several different beliefs about
Satan's origin and character; some of them are:
A. Satan is the god of evil and equal in status with
the god of good. This belief is associated with the Cathers
(among others), who were prominent in most of Europe in the
10th. to 14th. centuries.
B. Satan and Jesus were both sons of God. This
belief was widely taught by the Bogomiles, a Bulgarian sect
that originated in the 10th. century.
C. Satan was an angel (perhaps the highest ranking
angel) who rebelled against God and was thrown out of heaven.
This more or less coincides with traditional Christian
D. Satan is not a being at all, but a personification
of cosmic forces or of man's own baser nature. This type of
belief has been popularized by Anton LaVey's SATANIC BIBLE.
III. Some basic motivations for involvement in satanism
A. Physical/mental motivations
1. Satanism claims to be able to provide:
a. gratification of the flesh
b. gratification of the ego
2. "The Satanist mindset is not 'religion' in
the regular sense of the word, but a 'mystification of the
most corrupt secular passions and values. LaVey (author of
THE SATANIC BIBLE), in his public pronouncements about
'Satanism', was merely presenting an artificial religious
handle for good old-fashioned lust and libertinism." <1>
B. Social/political motivations. Satanism sets
itself up as an alternative to (or even an opponent of) our
Judeo-Christian oriented society. For example, a form of the
Black mass performed as early as the 14th. century was
primarily a burlesque or parody of the Christian rite; it was
attended by "the masses", by common people such as serfs. Its
purpose was twofold:
1. It was a way to "let off steam" by ridiculing
the religion of the landowners and priests who controlled
2. It was an appeal to "another god". Satan was
often referred to as the "god of the serfs" and the "god of
The Inquisition in its attempt to weed out "heretics"
was as much an attempt to prevent revolution as it was to
promote theological purity. Satanism for some people
represents a way to show opposition to the "establishment."
C. Spiritual motivations. "...some impulse, perhaps
a sort of desperate impulse, drove men to the darkerpowers
when dealing with practical problems. there was a sort of
secret and perverse feeling that the darker powers would rally
do things; that they had no nonsense about them...the higher
deity is felt to be too far off for appeal in certain petty
matters, and men invoke the spirits because they are in a more
literal sense familiar spirits." <2>
Some feel that Satanism is a viable way of getting
supernatural help because:
1. They are too distant from the "good god" to
have any hope of reaching him.
2. The "good god" and his virtues, such as
beauty, joy, etc., are essentially impractical.
3. It would be easier to catch the notice of an
evil god than a good god.
IV. There are four main levels of involvement in satanism:
A. The fun-and-games level.
3. Initial interest
B. The dabblers
2. Some serious interest
3. Initial involvement, perhaps superficial, but
C. Serious involvement
1. Convinced of supernatural reality
2. Serious attempt at learning
3. Probably joins a group
D. Criminal involvement. People at this level tend
to fall into two categories:
1. People who believe that criminal action is
necessary to achieve their goals.
2. People who are already prone to violent
crime; their involvement in satanism provides an excuse.
V. It is not illegal to be a satanist, and not all
satanists engage in illegal activities. However, many do and
some of their illegal activities include:
C. Cruelty to animal
D. Kidnapping (could be either adults or children)
E. Rape or sexual molestation.
F. Child abuse, sexual or otherwise
Although THE SATANIC BIBLE disclaims such activity,<3>
other sources verify that such things are in fact part of the
"black magic" tradition. In THE BLACK ARTS, Richard Cavendish
mentions two main reasons for a literal sacrifice:
A. To provide energy. Blood is considered to be the
source of life energy, and it is released in the sacrifice.
B. To give a psycological charge or "kick" to the
magician. He maintains that this is the most important reason
for the sacrifice. <4>
G.K. Chesterton gives some additional insight into the
reasons for the brutal or shocking nature of some ritual
activity. "Superstition of the lighter sort toys with the
idea that some trifle, some small gesture such as throwing the
salt, may touch the hidden spring that works the mysterious
machinery of the world...But with the appeal to lower spirits
comes the notion that the gesture must not only be very small
but very low; that it must be a monkey trick of an utterly
ugly and unworthy sort. Sooner or later a man deliberately
sets himself to do the most disgusting thing he can think of."
VI. It is not always easy to detect whether a person
is involved in satanic activity or to what level. Some
indications that an individual is involved, however, are:
A. The presecne of books about satanism or the
occult, including THE SATANIC BIBLE and/or
THE SATANIC RITUALS.
B. Paraphernalia for doing magic,
THE SATANIC BIBLE lists these items:
1. Clothing or jewelry--this includes robes
(usually black, but perhaps red or other colors) and amulets
(usually with an occult or satanic symbol on them.)
2. The altar--traditionally a nude woman is the
actual altar, but she would lie on a sort of table or a slab
of stone or metal. Most anything could be used, but a
recommended one is trapezoidal shaped, about 3 to 4 feet high
and 5-1/2 to 6 feet long.
3. The symbol of Baphomet,
as shown here. It also
goes by other names.
[ Illustration not reproduced ]
4. Candles--THE SATANIC BIBLE says only one
white candle and the rest black. Some groups may use other
5. Bell--a bell is used at the beginning and end
of many satanic rituals; it will usually have a loud,
6. Chalice--a goblet. Preferably silver, it
could be made of anything but gold.
7. Elixer--THE SATANIC BIBLE suggests the use of
any drink that is stimulating and pleasing to the palate.
Other things may be used by various groups.
8. Sword--the sword is a symbol of aggressive
force. A knife can be used in its place for private rituals.
9. Phallus--used only in organized group
rituals; any phallic symbol that can sprinkle water will do.
10. Gong--a concert gong is considered best, but
any gong with a good rich sound will do.
11. Parchment--requests for magical operation
(blessings or curses, for instance) are written on parchment
Other sources list five basic tools for witchcraft,
which may also be used by satanists. They are as follows:
1. The witches' knife, or athame.
2. The witches' cord, or girdle cord. This is a
"rope" traditionally made from flax or river rushes and is
approximately 6 feet long.
3. The witches' censer or thurible. This is a
bowl-shaped object used to burn incense or mix potions.
4. The witches' cup, or chalice.
5. The grimoire, or Book of Shadows. The
grimoire contains the spells compiled by an individual or
C. Use of certain symbols, which include:
1. The upside-down cross
[ Two illustrations not reproduced ]
2. 666--the "Number of the Beast" in the Book of
[ Illustration not reproduced ]
3. The inverted pentagram.
[ Illustration not reproduced ]
4. The symbol of the Church of Satan.
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<1> Carl A. Rashcke, "Satanism and the Devolution of the
'New Religions'", "Spiritual Counterfeits Project Newsletter",
Fall 1985, p. 26.
<2> G.K. Chesterton, "The Unnaturalness of natural
Religion", "Spiritual Counterfeits Project Newsletter", Fall
1985, p. 19.
<3> In the chapter entitled "On the Choice of Human
Sacrifice", LaVey maintains that a true magician can get the
energy he needs from his own emotions and does not need to
shed the blood of another. "Under no circumstances would a
satanist sacrifice any animal or baby!", p.89.
<4> Richard Cavendish, THE BLACK ARTS (New York: Capricorn
book, 1967), p. 247-249.
<5> Chesterton, op. cit., p. 20.
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IV. SPEAKERS: PAT PULLING and ROSEMARY LOYACANO,
representing the nationwide organization 'Bothered About
Dungeons and Dragons Inc.' (B.A.D.D., Inc.); both are mothers
of teenage boys who lost their lives as a direct result of
deep involvement in the game Dungeons and Dragons; authorities
who educate teens, parents, school officials, lawmakers, and
the police about the dangers of fantasy role playing games,
media depictions of violence, and other harmful influences
which are negative to children.
TOPIC: 'Dungeons and Dragons': The Prototype for
Understanding All Other Role Playing Games.
The so-called game 'Dungeons and Dragons' (referred to
hereinafter as D&D) is the prototype for all other role
playing games. To understand the others, you must understand
D&D. This game fosters a love of violence and a love of
Pat showed a composite of T.V. network news programs from
the U.S. and Canada dealing with D&D and deaths attributable
to involvement with it. A copy of this tape can be obtained
by contacting Pat, sending a blank VHS tape, and providing
Fantasy role playing games (herinafter FRPG's) employ the
following brainwashing techniques:
1. Fear is a major tool; it is contrived through spells for
magic users. These spells require players to imagine emotions
in there mind. Various player-characters are available which
possess different attributes. Each player must choose which
character he will assume. In order to succeed in D&D and
similar FRPG's, players must align themselves with negative
emotions. Most players begin in their early teens when many
emotional changes are already taking place in their lives,
when they are most vulnerable.
2. Isolation, another common brainwashing technique, occurs
as the player is removed from normal support structures--
either physically, by spending an inordinate amount of time
playing or preparing to play at an out-of-home location, or,
psychologically because he is absorbed in the play, the
characters, the other world in which the FRPG is played.
Interaction in family and peer activities outside the realm of
3. Physical Torture and Killing, topics which are abhorrent
for a well-adjusted, civilized teenager, become a primary
focus as D&D involvement progresses. Those D&D players who
irretrieveably cross the imaginary line between reality and
fantasy sometimes act out torture and killing with deadly
4. Family Values are attacked. The leader of the game, the
Dungeon Master (or DM) demands total loyalty from and control
of the players. He demands allegiance. He is the 'god'
during play who determines life and death, success and defeat.
Whatever his personal ethics and morals, those playing D&D
must submit or be cast out of the group.
5. Situation Ethics in the fantasy world of D&D play,
replace personal and societal absolutes. Whatever can be
justified in one's own mind--contingent upon the unreal rules,
forces, and loyalties artificially put in place in a make-
believe world of play--is accepted. There are no evil, no
good, no win-win situations. It is a survival game, without
mercy or compassion, and little consideration for the rights
or dignity of others.
6. Religion is directly eroded by D&D play. The
restructured value and belief systems are directly opposite to
traditional Judeo-Christian values. Instead, belief in
multiple gods and dieties (which are directly attributable to
ancient sorcery and mysticism) replace God. Each D&D player
is urged to adopt a patron diety which is actually an occult
personality straight out of sorsery and witchcraft.
Defilement, excrement, and urination are stressed in one DM's
Guide passage concerning "...defilement of fonts..." under a
7. Loss of Self Control is a significant danger to young
players as authority is increasingly given to the DM. This is
done voluntarily by the players, but is not done advisedly.
8. Degradation is a common theme in D&D play. This includes
emphasis on sex, sadism, torture, and pain. The degradation
is graphically accomplished through visual imagery which is
well into the realm of pornography and intentional defilement
Among slides shown by Pat Pulling was a graphic, demon-
filled advertisement which appeared in BOY'S LIFE MAGAZINE, a
publication of the Boy Scouts of America. The ad. enticed the
reader to enter the world of D&D as a personal invitation to
D&D, created by Mr. Gary Gigax, and produced through TSR,
now grosses over $60 million per year. Spin-off games,
cartoon series,, paraphernalia, and reference materials are
avidly consumed by young persons who become one with their D&D
characters. They vicariously act out heroic actions in
surrealistic worlds of guided imagery in their minds which are
far removed from the world of reality.
There is a direct, undeniable theme of actual occult
symbolism and usage in D&D materials and play. Page 86-7 of
the Player's Handbook shows the pentagram, the thaumaturgic
triangle, and magic circle, all of which are used in real
sorcery and conjuration of demons, especially involving human
sacrifices. The 'Cacho-demon' described in the book requires
the tribute of fresh human blood. Demons are summoned using
these signs to attract souls. See also pg. 43 of the DM's
Guide for symbols.
Familiars (animals possessed by demons who consort with
witches) are described in D&D literature. They can accompany
A suggestive drawing and description of the Succubus, a
feminine demon of seduction which comes to a man during his
sleep to have intercourse so that he will do her bidding
during the daytime, is just one of the occult persona
represented in the voluminous literature surrounding D&D play.
The monthly D&D periodical entitled "Dragon" is always full
of new scenarios and D&D information. The "Circle Sanctuary"
magazine is available which tells how to do satanic rituals.
One D&D-related book, co-authored by Gigax and Blume, is
entitled "Eldrich Wizardry," a true form of occultic
tradition. Tlaloc, a true Indian god, requires the sacrifice
of a baby once each year; in the Aztec culture babies were
eaten by priests after sacrifice. The pertinent question
arising from all this is: "Where is the 'fantasy' in this
FRPG if all the characters, dieties, gods, spells,
incantations, skills, and traditions are firmly embedded in
actual occultism, demonology, sorcery, necromancy, and magic?"
What D&D actually comprises is a crash course in sorcery
which equips the avid player with the skills necessary to
conjure demons and perform satanic rituals, yet does not
protect him from the same evil forces he would try to control
Beelzebul or Beelzebub, also known as the Lord of the
Flies, is recognized in occultism as the high demon next to
Satan. He is described in detail in D&D literature.
Azmodeus, a powerful demon in the satanic hierarchy, is a
character used in D&D play. Kali, the black earth mother from
East Indian tradition, requires human sacrifice, blood
rituals, and suicide. She is a key figure in D&D. These are
not fantasy characters, yet the creator of D&D sees no
connection with the 70-or-so suicides and homicides now
directly linked to chronic D&D involvement. Much D&D source
material is traceable to ancient writings which are no longer
published. Someone did prodigious research to compile the D&D
manuals which contain specific circle-magic instructions,
witch's glyphs, descriptions of ritual paraphernalia and
inscriptions, instructions on forming incantations, curses,
and spells, and Nordic Runes used for spell-casting.
Because most D&D players are boys--usually of above-
average intellect--it is not surprising to learn that many
budding DM's are using their home computers to facilitate
play. The DM plays all demons and monsters in the game and
must keep the powers and attributes of all players and the
scenario in mind as he regulates the game. This can be so
absorbing that parents of avid DM's and players have noted
drastic, rapid, changes in their child's personality, personal
cleanliness, interests, and attitudes. Unfortunately, many
parents have not recognized the danger signals of over-
involvement until it was too late to save their child's life.
Every character has a complex set of attributes and
skills which interact with those of every other characters and
of the demons and monsters manipulated by the DM. Detailed
computations controlled by the roll of various die determine
accumulation of power, wealth, and success in personal combat
with others. The basic premise in the game is to sieze
everything of value, regardless of who or what stands in your
way and to survive at all costs. The skills of negotiation
are not stressed in D&D! In fact, torture is part of the
'fun' of D&D...the slower and more exquisite the better.
Rosemary Loyacano, B.A.D.D., Denver, told the story of
her teenage son who committed suicide in 1982, the same year
that Pat Pulling's son Bink died of an alleged suicide. Both
boys had become overinvolved in D&D. Both had lost touch with
the real world and become increasingly enmeshed in the make-
believe--yet dangerously real--world in which their characters
traveled. They became the characters which they played as
they role modeled through a myriad of life-threatening
encounters and strove to survive and gain in power and wealth.
Steven Loyacano had over $150 worth of D&D manuals and occult
books in his room, plus paraphernalia, including ritual
candles, swords, knives, homemade weapons, animal bones, etc.
The D&D group to which he belonged become involved in drug
abuse and sales. The game was played in their Catholic
school. A member of the group taught all the players about
Mrs. Loyacano noted with irony that books written by Gary
Gigax are now recommended for readers AGED 10 AND UP! As you
can see, D&D's critically accurate information on sorcery and
conjuration is being pipelined to impressionable and largely
defenseless children using professional marketing expertise.
Life, in D&D, has no value. Characters are listed as
having 'lawful' or 'evil' traits, but good never triumphs over
evil. The profession of 'thief' is seen as being neutral.
These factors are representative of the confusing nature of
the ethics-structure in D&D.
Although proponents of D&D maintain that it is merely a
game (Gigax holds that it is no more real than a bankruptcy in
MONOPOLY), there is obvious pressure on the players to re-
align their thinking and behavior which goes beyond mere
fantasy flights of imagination. These include:
1. Stress on attaining (through works) godhood or diety
2. Memorization of real spells and incantations.
3. Adherence to techniques actually found in occultic
4. Encouragement to do personal research and practice with
occult or unlawful materials and skills.
5. Emphasis on necromancy, speaking with the spirits of the
dead (actually demons masquerading as the dead departed.)
6. Astral-projection, that is, sending your spirit-self to
7. Stress and training about mortality, immortality, and
8. Introduction and use of psionic powers, including E.S.P.
and magical ability.
9. Training and study about the methods of assassins,
including various weapons and poisons. Collateral resource
works are identified and available.
10. Study of masters of the occult and their works, such as
those of Aliester Crowley, e.g.: the incantation used to open
the gates of Hell.
11. Encouragement to accumulate the physical components of
magic and spell-casting, i.e.: the ritual devices needed to
complete actual rituals.
12. Mental imagery and focus on violence of a type not
allowed on television--graphic, brutal, merciless in its
completion, without regard to consequences.
13. Collection of weapons, either purchased or handmade.
14. Stress on ancient forms of speaking and writing often
identified with curses, spells, and incantations. 15.
Fixation on death, the dead, and on suicide (in the
reincarnation philosophy, death is not to be feared, for it is
merely a transition to another--hopefully better and more
powerful--existence. It is also a supposedly welcome escape
from the unbearable adolescent conflict between the world of
reality and the conjured fantasy world of D&D.)
The deaths of both the Loyacano and Pulling sons will not
be in vain if we learn from them. Both speakers courageously
told their stories. On June 9, 1982, Bink Pulling died by a
single through-and-through gunshot to the chest at his
Virginia home. His parents found him shortly after he died.
He had been introduced to D&D as a creativity exercise in his
high school 'talented and gifted' class. A male faculty
member acted as the DM. At one point in the game the DM
placed a suicide curse on Bink who took it literally and
allegedly killed himself with a .38 caliber revolver within 24
hours of the time of the curse. According to his mother, Bink
had become obsessed with the game and demonstrated many traits
which belonged to his D&D character, a werewolf. His life
centered around the game which he had played for only a few
months. His mother recalls that near the end, he could make
her blood run cold with his cold black stare of evil hatred.
He had threatened to kill his sister if she told of his deep
Steven Loyacono also died in 1982 of self-inflicted
carbon monoxide poisoning in the garage of his family's home.
The conflict between the evil urges brought forth by his
character in D&D play and his forthright desire not to injure
his family lead him to seek escape to a 'another world'
through suicide. He left a final testimony to a D&D comrade
which stated that he was going on his long journey to the
underworld to meet his master. Steven was 16 when he died.
Interestingly, he was an adopted child whose birthdate was 6-
The damage done by D&D and clone FRPG's extends far
beyond the individual players. Although they commonly suffer
from depression and nightmares caused by infiltration of their
conscious and subconscious minds with evil, there is also
mental torture of family and survivors. There is a real
possibility that D&D allows demonic strongholds to be
established in the lives of the players as they--under the
guise of 'play'--unwittingly lower their spiritual defenses
and invite powerful figures to reside within themselves. Bink
Pulling, in his final weeks, displayed lycanthropic (were-
beast) traits. He growled, screamed, walked on all fours, and
clawed the ground. Nineteen rabbits raised by the Pullings
were found torn to pieces in the last three weeks of his life,
although stray dogs were never seen. A cat was found
disemboweled with a knife. The internal torment which lead to
his death was plain, yet he had been a normally-well-adjusted,
gifted young man only a few months before. When did the old
Bink transform into the new, sinister one?...When he began to
play Dungeons and Dragons.
V. SPEAKER: DR. LAWRENCE PAZDER, psychiatrist, expert on
the topic of ritualistic abuse of children, co-author of the
book "Michelle Remembers" dealing with disclosures by adult
survivor Michelle Smith of ritual abuse as a child.
We [speaking to over 100 law enforcement professionals in
Ft. Collins] are ahead of society and other professionals in
the knowledge and understanding of satanic crimes. The ugly
head has reared; there are few answers now, but more will
If you are involved in a ritualistic abuse or other
satanic crime case, don't work it alone. If you do, you'll
'get screwed' one way or another! Take a witness with you
during contacts to give support both physically and
spiritually. The police are the last line of defense for the
kids, the intended victims of satanists. You must be prepared
for the tasks and responsibilities that entails.
'Satanism,' the term, has become a catch-all for a lot of
things, but it should only be used in correct perspective.
The diversity of satanic involvement is endless, based upon
the number of individuals involved who each form their own
ideas about it. Substitute the term 'orthodox satanism' in
its proper usage and appropriate place. Lumping all satanic-
type things under the term 'satanism' will negatively affect
If we place 'orthodox satanism' on a continuum, it will
be on the far left side. Nearer toward the center will be the
devil worship cults of which we see occasional evidence.
Farther to the right are the witches, pagans, and other occult
groups. Finally, across the line of the far right, are the
Christians. The pure group of 'orthodox satanists' is never
seen or identified in public, yet it is this group of
invisible satanists who plant the seeds and encourage all the
other more visible satanic groups.
In order to understand what belief in the devil means, we
have to delve into the mindset of the worshipper. We have to
lay our personal belief systems aside and try to determine
what the belief system of the devil worshipper is.
The Leader: Satan, also known as Lucifer, the fallen
angel; who is brilliant and wants to be like God, to take
power. Biblical accounts indicate that Satan was given legal
dominion over this earth for a time.
The Issues: Pertinent issues relate primarily to Jesus
Christ in some fashion. Jesus is God incarnate who won the
battle with Lucifer, freed and redeemed sinners, and was
Himself resurrected from the dead. Satan has not accepted
that he lost the battle...he is a poor sport.
The Authority: Unhappily for Satan, Jesus has authority
over him. Jesus is Satan's arch-enemy. We must realize that
Satan plays the numbers game; he goes for the 'body count,'
that is, the number of souls in his camp at time of death. He
uses every tool over which he has dominion to trick and trap
men, including: materialism and material things, forces of
nature, powers of science (the disciplines such as earth
sciences, chemistry, numerology, astrology, etc.)
Satanism is a belief system believing in the power of
evil. There is no freedom in satanism; worshippers forfeit
all freedom of choice. It is the antithesis of Christianity,
working against every form possible. Orthodox satanism is a
very involved system with intentional choices. The core group
is too smart to assign a name or label. Their networking is
extremely sophisticated and supremely secretive, a life-and-
death commitment. The levels of orthodox satanism are like
those encountered in an extensive drug ring...level upon level
upon level...each knowing only what is necessary about the
other, upper levels.
There is a common thread running throughout the many
manifestations of satanism. The high media impact 'helter
skelter' manifestations are merely a facet of the core group's
plan. This 'primary group' plants seeds, infiltrates, aids,
encourages, directs, but very quietly, at low key.
To visualize the satanist's mindset, we need to think in
the negative or reverse. Think OPPOSITES. This is bizarre,
but lends valuable insight. For instance, satanists don't
love sex, they hate it, yet they use it ritually all the time.
What is good, honorable, just, worthy to us is bad,
despicable, foul and unworthy to the satanist.
Be a skeptic when satanistic information comes your way.
Always dig deeper. Look for the level beyond and above the
one you are in contact with. don't take information at face
value. The groups/persons you will encounter on the streets
and involved in crimes are not the primary satanists. Find
out who is supporting, directing these people...then who is
behind the back-up level, etc.
TOPIC: Ritualized Abuse
It is impossible to deal with ritual crime without
dealing with belief systems. You must acknowledge the
spiritual belief system of your suspect without being
judgemental. DON'T JUDGE. DON'T TRY TO CONVERT HIM.
Beliefs affect behavior. We live and die for our beliefs
and ideals. Everything we do is controlled by our beliefs.
Police officers deal with some people who believe in
evil...just as we may believe in good, or patriotism, or love.
Society cannot accept every belief system. It rejects and
tries to purge those which are harmful or destructive.
Within each of us is deep symbolism such as this example:
'hooded figures dancing in circles around a fire.' We all
have that particular symbol and the associated reactions to
it. Some psycho-pathological disturbances may appear to be
crimes, but are actual mental abberations...i.e.:
dissociative splits in personalities. If you aren't looking
for or listening for the clues, you'll miss them. You have to
listen to hear. Keep your mind open. Don't judge them.
Fear opens up the gate to Satan's power. He has no power
over an individual unless that person opens up to him, invites
him in, or caves in to his authority. Sometimes illusion and
magic tricks seem to enhance satanic effects and hasten the
capitulation to his power. Actual possession is very rare.
Oppression is more common and dangerous.
There is a difference between ritual abuse and sexual
abuse. Treating both as sex abuse will severely damage the
ritualistically abused child.
Definition: 'Ritualized Abuse is repeated physical,
emotional, mental, and spiritual assaults combined with a
systemized use of symbols, ceremonies, and machinations
designed and orchestrated to attain malevolent effects.' The
abuses may be repeated 100-1000 times! The assaults target
the physical level first, then the emotional, mental and
spiritual levels of the child. They are a planned, detailed
program designed to turn the victim against itself, society,
Every assault has a purpose. The sex-type assaults are
not the 'dog in heat syndrome for sexual gratification,' but
part of a process to degrade the child and produce guilt.
Careful planning and execution is required by the perpetrators
and the process takes a long time with repeated contacts.
Every step is premeditated. The Motive: to remove the child
from everything good, normal, healthy, Godly; to inculcate
the child into the primary belief system of Satan.
Ritualistic Abuse is an assault against innocence.
Short-term motivation is to gain POWER over a child.
This is not for sexual gratification...don't make that
mistake! It is very difficult to 'capture a child,' to turn
him or her against everything that God wants him/her to
become. Ritualized Abuse is not for the purpose of destroying
the child, but rather to gain access to that child later in
society. The Ritualized Abuse process will warp the child
totally, make it predisposed to accept the devil's philosophy
later in life. Another purpose is to inculcate the child into
the primary Satanic group. These children are literally time
bombs planted in society!
Our courts and laws are not designed to operate in the
realm of belief systems, only with some superficial physical
and some emotional facets of the victimizations. Specific
ritual abuse statutes are needed in every state in addition to
the sexual abuse statutes.
When confronted with a child who has undergone ritualized
abuse, focus on the fact that the child is a SURVIVOR, not a
victim. Stand up with him. Listen to him. Believe the
bizarre things he tells have happened to
him...AND THAT HE HAS SURVIVED!
Top eschelon suspects will have nothing in their homes to
tip off the police to their involvement. You might see a
large gold ring...take it off and look through it
backward...LOOK OPPOSITE! Your interview techniques must be
reversed, planned out, and organized. You should develop
resource teams to aid your investigation and the handling of
your survivor(s). Include a knowledgeable-but-cool clergyman,
an open-minded-but-stable psychologist, and a survivor who has
lived through the experience and come successfully out the
Who are the victims/survivors? Where do they come from?
Some are given by parents who are committed cult members.
Look for prior ceremonies at the home to prepare the woman for
pregnancy; there will be chanting; the pregnant mother will
have patterned pin pricks on her abdomen. A supposedly
upright doctor will always be at the hospital when she is.
The doctor will be a high level member of the cult group.
Often, the mother-to-be will be fearful; she may not be a
very high-ranking member, but one who was brought in due to
circumstances in her life. The mother may have had child-
related trauma in her live previously. She may be bitter
against God. She may be interested in dabbling in Satanism.
The age 27-28 is very significant, as is the date of birth due
to the importance of astrology to these practitioners. The
mother may talk about giving the baby away, losing it, or may
be getting lots of visitors...these are indicators.
Often such babies are born in a private home by a
participating doctor. The birth will not be recorded; there
will be no official way to track the child. In this case,
backtrack and see how often this family has moved. Plot their
moves on a map of your city. Find out how long they stayed at
each location. If their intent is to inculcate their child
into the Satanic group, their moves will be counterclockwise
around the compass, i.e.: in reverse. They will usually be
seen as modest, good neighbors, but the rest of the neighbors
will not know too much about them. Your investigation may
show a history of a child in the family who has been absent or
sick for much of the time. This is an attempt to explain to
neighbors why the child has not been seen for a long time.
The parents will be very wary and protective of their children
who may show terror when confronted with uniformed officers.
Children marked for Ritualized Abuse will have been
prepared for 2-4 years. Excessive use of enemas stretches and
prepares the child for massive sex use of the rectum and to
get control of the child. There will be a history of no
child-mother contact for 6-12 months to eliminate parental
bonding. A cover story on 'Mom has been sick' will probably
be told. The child will not be bonded to the natural mother,
but to some other 'family member' such as an 'uncle' or
'grandmother.' No-one will know much about the child who
rarely is exposed in public.
The mother's history may contain a few prior abortions,
because her flesh has been 'collected' for ritual purposes.
What do your hospitals do with still-births and abortion
tissue? Usually, this flesh is just trash-canned which makes
it easily available for a participating doctor or nurse to
collect for use in important rituals. Three month fetuses are
collected from the potential mother.
A cult group seen abusing 2 year old children is just
'messing around.' Those children aren't ready for ritualized
abuse leading to inculcation into the parent group.
The targeted child is usually a male, but females are
acceptable, too. They are usually named after someone
important to the group, and often a name which is easily
transferrable, such as Michael-Michelle.
At age four, the child will be used in rituals. It will
be pointed, turned, spun around, lifted, turned left and
right, grabbed by the crotch, grabbed by the throat, passed
from person to person...all to disorient the child. All
levels of orientation are attacked. Little children who lose
their sense of direction become fearful; fear opens the door.
The child will be pointed in specific, reverse compass
directions. Often, the ritual including chanting, will be
masked by a 'normal looking' loud party upstairs.
The rituals, which usually occur at night, are
accompanied by early sexual assaults. Brutal grabbings lead
to sexual assault. Pre-school youngsters may tell you of
games involving losing their sense of direction. Listen to
The victims can't make any sense of the goings-on at all.
They tend to regress into immediate fantasy of escape,
becoming internally oblivious to what happens to them.
Sodomy--in the mouth, in front, and in back--occurs often by
many members of the group. It is brief, clinical, brutal to
gain entry into the child's spirit. The only thing desired of
the child is his/her co-operation. To insure this,
punishment, disorientation, shock, and terror are the tools.
When the ritual ends, the child is immediately abandoned
and sent to bed without any outside contact. The same scene
may be repeated in a short time or a few days to involve other
cult members. The child is thrown back and forth between
strangers. A child can only tell of being spun and hurt; he
won't be able to describe anything else. These rituals are
repeated at night, often on Saturday night between 1:00-3:00
A.M. The dates of the 13th. and (better) the 31st. are
significant. If they fall on a weekend, the ritual will most
likely be repeated then. Should that combination also fall on
a major Catholic feast day, the likelihood of a ritual
occurence is very high.
The abusers try to make the child feel guilty for having
done something seriously wrong. They trap the child into
believing that he/she has commited a heinous act, or, into
actually doing something awful, in order to insure the child's
silence. You will have to overcome that fear and guilt in
order to obtain disclosures from the child. All events are
plotted out to coincide with significant dates so that the
child will be ready for the major ritual on October 31st. The
cults try to make the child feel guilty of murder. The victim
is usually a cult member who is too old, sick, or useless, and
who is usually very evil or close to possession, and who does
not have high community profile. The victim may be the
partner of a member who the group wants to get rid of. The
victim will not be a co-operative one.
The child-murderer scenario may be something like this:
There is a light-hearted party atmosphere with the cult
members present. It may be a birthday party for the child.
The victim is murdered by cult members during the course of
the playful party atmosphere--laughing, talking, etc. The
child will be made to feel implicated in the death. It is
staged so the child feels responsibility. The child is left
around the situation with 'staged concern' that he/she won't
get arrested for the murder. Discussion ensues about how to
get rid of the body heaping levels of guilt, threats, fear of
getting caught, and punishment of the child. Disposal of the
body often adds to the child's guilt feeling. Sometimes
traffic accidents are staged which are supposedly the fault of
the child who 'caused' the accident to occur. Fire is often
involved in the disposal of the body, which is reclaimed later
for use in rituals by the cult group. This process attaches
incredible guilt on the child.
In two to four weeks the rituals begin again. Concerted
attacks on parent-child bonding are included. The child is
taken from his natural parents and moved, often blindfolded
and driven in bizarre fashion according to specific reverse
compass directions. These groups believe in the natural
forces, such as the laws of magnetism and directions. Of
course, they reverse everything. The child is abandoned in a
dark, closed place in a strange house. This isolation aids in
rupturing the attachment to the biological mom and dad.
Again, the cult's intent is to turn the child against
everything normal, every healthy attachment.
The child will tell bizarre stories about drowning (being
rescued by the high priestess or priest), various threats and
experiences of near-death circumstances. Instead of the
biological mom coming to the rescue, the surrogate mother is
the savior. The child will tell of isolation, hope then
disappointment, fear, despair, replacement of natural
affections. Sometimes the biological mom will call and get an
answer from the child, then will leave without contact. This
process is repeated for 2-4 weeks. Every familiar object
which is precious to the child is taken away.
Sometimes the family home bathroom is the location of
much abuse. There is a great deal of stress to the child that
its biological parents don't care, are ineffectual, are
vulnerable...this breaks the parent-child trust relationship.
The child must accept its 'new' or 'other' parents (the High
Priest and Priestess) instead of its biological parents.
To summarize Stage I. of the process:  Disorientation,
 Rupture of Attachments,  Breaking of bonds with
parents, and  Establishment of new bonds.
Additional Rituals incorporate circles, gowns, chanting,
candles, and sex activity of EVERY POSSIBLE BIZARRE,
UNBELIEVABLE TYPE. Noting normal is done. Everything has a
ritual significance. Sometimes the child is set right in the
midst of the group, then tossed, turned, disoriented. The
child must experience seeding from every male and secretions
from the vagina of every female in the group before bonding to
the satanic parent. An outside observer would think an orgy
was taking place, but not so; this is very programmed,
organized behavior with specific intents.
The rituals use every and any part of animals, food,
excrement, and articles for abuse. There is NO WAY the child
is feeling anything good about itself. In one such ritual, a
'birthday party' for the child, at which all the 'ladies' of
the cult are present, a coffee table is used as a minor altar.
It is draped and has purple or black candles on it. The
child, dressed in white, is laid on the table. Frenzied
chanting begins, with dancing all around. The women use
colored sticks to poke into the vagina, rectum, and other body
openings of the child. Ritual games with the sticks are
completed. Each woman forces the child's face into her
vagina, forcing upward in a 'reverse birth.' This is painful
for the child who is passed around the group and forced to
have oral sex with each. Excrement and urine are smeared on
the child who is also made to eat and drink these. Ashes of a
dead person are rubbed onto and eaten by the child who is then
abandoned to contemplate the horror it has just lived through.
Then, the men begin the same thing. Each member must perform
acts upon the child.
In the early stages, the child must spend the night with
each female member of the group and then get involved in a sex
triangle. There is a circle connection between the genitals
of the participants. The child is again thrown into the air,
spun around, and left on the ground, discarded, until the next
In subsequent ceremonies, dead flesh or the flesh from a
baby are smeared on the body of the child. This flesh is
introduced into every opening of the child's body. The High
Priest attacks the child in front of everyone, making sexual
penetration in front and back, accompanied with
disorientation. The purpose of the sex contacts is not
pleasure, but to alter the sexual orientation of the child.
These contacts are done in multiples and combinations to make
the child as evil as possible. Frankly, Satan has no balls!
Therefore, his followers are trying to break something in the
child to allow procreation by Satan in the sexual realm. His
entire focus is on procreating a Satanic child, an anti-
messiah, so as to bargain his way back into heaven and out of
Evidence is sometimes present if you will look for it.
The sheets on a large bed may be black or red. Thirteen
candles (black or purple) may be present, as may be a large
knife, a chalice, or ashes which are invaluable and are
ingested or applied in various ways. Dead flesh and human
ashes are used in an attempt to introduce something dead into
The victim child is usually kept in a low cage, making it
impossible to stand erect. The child remains there, usually
naked and surrounded by its own filth, in the middle of a
dark, deserted room for a long time. Children retreat
inwardly; they possess an incredible invulnerability to all of
this, even though they are physically damaged. Satanists are
looking for glimmers of light to rub out. Therapy for a child
who has been misused so, involves also looking for glimmers of
light and hope which remain. These must be reinforced to
bring inner healing. The child will have focussed on
something to hold on to--a kitten, a ray of light streaming
through a crack in a dark room--these should be used as
pivotal points of reference until the child can progress in
the healing process. Remind the child that love cannot be
taken. Try to turn negatives into positives.
Often the abused children are brought to a near-death
state and show up in an E.R. There will always be close
monitoring by adult group members at any outside facility.
The child will be totally afraid, terrorized, especially with
uniformed guards, gowned doctors, and physical examinations.
Consider how a young, terror-stricken child will view a
stranger in a gown who approaches with a tongue depressor and
pokes it into a body opening. The child thinks that
Ritualized Abuse is happening again. All medical examinations
have similarities to cult abuse techniques. Therefore, when
you observe extreme terror at normal procedures, consider it
There is a good chance that the adult abusers may
themselves have been the victims of ritualized abuse as
children. The practice has been on-going for a long time.
This may explain why and how the Ritualized Abuse we have
uncovered so far has been so diabolically and skillfully done.
The ancient aspects of these activities are very secretive.
The 'satanic rituals' seen published in any book or portrayed
by the media are superficial window-dressing. The real
rituals are secret, valuable, and not published.
Ritualized Abusers are very normal-looking and carry on
normal lives. They are members of every strata of society
which they have carefully infiltrated. Any position of
societal power or influence should be seen as a target for
infiltration. The perpetrators have masses of money
available. Many have impeccable credentials--doctors,
ministers, professionals of every kind. However, their eyes
often give them away...they appear dead and dark. Their love
is feigned, not real.
The Abuse progresses. The child is confronted with death
and graves. The rituals now frequently involve graveyards,
especially at certain times. Practitioners often take finger
bones of deceased persons, not skulls as popularly portrayed.
They will unearth the grave of saintly or 'good' persons. In
their bone collections, the bones of the more saintly departed
are the most valuable. Bones are the last things formed in
the uterus and the last thing to decompose. Look for a 'bone
bag' among the possessions of suspected perpetrators. If you
find a collection of finger bones, you have something
There is stress placed on the celebration of death during
the traditional Christian Christmas Season. They use an
opened grave, into which the biological mother (or whoever is
most bonded to the child) lowers the child. Then dead animals
(especially kittens) are thrown into the grave. Blood is
smeared onto the child. Sometimes the child's body is covered
with white on the left and black (or blood) on the right side.
Then the child is left shivering and alone in a grave with a
decomposed body, dead animals, and covered with filth. This
ritual usually occurs at 1:00 A.M. The child is left to
scream and cry in solitude until about 3:00 A.M. at which time
the High Priestess rescues and lifts the child out of the
The child is left with an enormous burden. The child
believes that "I must be really BAD for my Mom to do this to
me!" Children totally accept guilt of their parents.
Some variations of this occur. Sometimes a mausoleum to
which the group has access is used. (The proprietor of a
funeral home or operator of a mausoleum would be a prime
candidate for recruitment into the group.) The grave may be
that of a significant past member of the cult. Dead cats are
significant because in these traditions they are important to
the females. Dog is God spelled backwards and is also a
symbol of the male. Horned animals are also important and may
be seen. The date of the grave ceremony is critical to the
child's 'rebirth' as a child of Satan. This ceremony occurs
on October 31-November 1.
After the grave ceremony, a whole new batch of ceremonies
begins. A large effigy (often plaster) is introduced. This
is an important symbol. It begins as white and is used in
magic rituals. Then it develops eyes and sounds are heard
from it, then they are gone. Much of this is contrived
illusion. There is room for a person to enter inside the
At age four years eight months, the child who had
previously 'died' in the grave ceremony is taken to a
different, larger location which has major ritual ceremonies.
These involve calling forth spiritual powers in more intense
'power ceremonies.' Many spinning contraptions are used to
which the child is strapped and spun. There are many more
items of paraphernalia to aid in the rituals. The
practitioners use illusion and trickery to try to show how
magic can resurrect a body back to life. The child is placed
into a coffin with a dead body. Sometimes dismembered body
parts are combined and 'miraculously' the body starts to move
and twitch. This is caused by a flow of electric current
through the dead muscles. However, the child is convinced that
the illusion is real, he or she sees magic and the power in
magic as real.
The use of mind-altering drugs such as methedrine,
amphetamines, and sodium pentathol help with the illusory
effects. Combinations of 'driving drugs' and sedatives keep
the child very vulnerable to suggestion. Some barbiturates
are very short term and quickly disappear. Hypnosis is also
used as mental combinations are implanted in the child's mind.
Curses written on paper are inserted in the child's body
openings. Curses have power and work if you believe in
them...at this point, the child does believe. Layer upon
layer of abuse and manipulation occur with increasing
complexity; these range from physical to spiritual assaults.
Ideas in combinations are implanted which are very important
for control of the child in later life. Psychological
triggers are set to control when certain manifestations occur
years later, or as a set-up for suicide.
In therapy settings with survivors, if the therapist
tries to use any technique used by the perpetrators he is on
dangerous ground. He is literally disturbing a ticking time-
bomb with a hair trigger. Do not use hypnosis or the lie
detector...the survivor has been through everything available
to the therapist. Every societal image of trust has been
addressed during abuse and used to destroy faith in the child.
The therapist must listen from a VERY NEUTRAL
perspective...just listen and reinforce the positives.
However, through all of the cult's manipulations, the
victim-child is not under their control. There is a deep-
seated 'God-spark' of life which is untouchable to the
Satanist. It is a built-in survival mechanism; kids are
powerful and cannot be controlled.
Our view, as noted earlier, is often a 'victimized view.'
This is a total insult to children. A child is protected by
God until the age of six. They usually grow up to be
incredible adults if they don't compromise themselves after
age six. Kids know love inside. By regressing into
themselves some victims never give any of their 'true selves'
to their abusers. They learn to play the cultist's game
outwardly, but their 'inside self' is someplace other than
where or what the cultists are doing. This is a difficult
concept to understand and deals with innate knowledge being
different from information; spirit versus intellect.
Unfortunately, victims of Ritualized Abuse are often stored by
society in mental wards because we have not learned how to
deal with them.
Warning: Do not trust information and reasoning unless it
is consistent with your spiritual, inside feelings. Test the
The brainwashing techniques used by the abusers are
carefully orchestrated so that they set the child up to emerge
later, such as at age 13-14. The triggers are usually set for
two year combinations. At age 13-14 a girl may be impregnated
by the cult and kept at the periphery of the cult. She will
be brought into the primary cult at age 28. The cult
organization keeps track of where these people are worldwide.
They issue reminders to keep the person moving back toward the
cult. By age 28, these people are usually hard-core cases--
though not hopeless. Multiples are important. Age 28, then
age 56 are key ages for surfacing and resurfacing. The child
is moved constantly while growing up. Even if they try to
talk, no-one believes them.
TOPIC: Summary from Michelle Smith, Ritualized Abuse
Survivor. (Note: Michelle's therapy with Dr. Pazder is
documented in the book MICHELLE REMEMBERS, Pocketbooks
Publishers. The following notes are impressions and fragments
of statements which Dr. Pazder recalled for the seminar
Unusual events brought Michelle back to therapy with Dr.
Pazder. On her 28th. birthday, memories started to resurface.
At first she developed a physical rash and felt pressure
inside. Body signs are the first clue of a survivor. There
was no physical cause of the rash; it appeared to stem from
psychological roots. The symptoms persisted. Michelle went
to see Dr. Pazder and the internal pressure to tell him
something increased. It felt like a life-or-death need to
tell, but Michelle did not consciously know what burdened her.
The manifestation was still totally subconscious, not
Things surface when a victim is ready and someone is
present who is willing to listen. Michelle was deadly
serious; there was no lightness in her. She had a feeling of
terror, but did not know what she wanted to say. She had
complete trust in Dr. Pazder. She wanted to lie down instead
of sitting upright so that she would have total concentration.
Michelle was reassured by Dr. Pazder that everything was
going to be alright. He was prepared to go wherever Michelle
needed to go to remember. They used the technique of
relaxation toward the pressure building inside Michelle. This
was initially terrifying as Michelle remembered backward to
early memories of sexual abuse. The feeling was like tumbling
backwards into an abyss. Terror. Feelings of insanity or
death. At one point Michelle screamed terribly for half an
hour...and that seemed to open the door to her memories.
Dr. Pazder constantly reassured her that it was O.K. to
cry, she was hurting, after all. He let her cry. Images of
her past began to flash through her conscious mind. Strange
images. Tiny bits of information. (People having been
through a very severe experience will not sit down and calmly
tell you all about it. Only lesser experiences can be so
Do not judge the pieces of the puzzle as they surface.
Wait for the entire picture. They will fall into place in
time. Believe what the victim tells you is what they believe.
The scenes usually opened up at the beginning for Michelle.
Any hint of disapproval or concern on the Doctor's part would
have shut off the flow. (Remember that the victim-survivor
isn't going to pieces, but once again coming alive!)
Listening is listening.
Michelle began remembering a 14 month period of time from
her childhood in sequential order. She recalled all she saw,
heard, said using the mannerisms of a 4-5 year old child. She
went through total reliving. She had physical body memories,
including coughs, rashes, pain, pricks, etc. Every memory was
tied to the next memory. She focused on the body memories.
This process was relentless. Michelle was powerless to alter
or control the remembering once it got started. She often was
very cold, unable to get warm. She experienced wrenching in
her stomach and chest, as well as other physical
manifestations. Her memory caused her body senses to exist,
that is, brought forth taste, sound, and feeling. Her various
body parts remembered the sensations they experienced which
were stored in her memory. Her fractured body memories had to
be pieced together. Michelle's healing came when her entire
body had its turn to remember.
'Imprints' were body experiences being recalled. This
was a long (physically and emotionally) painful experience.
After each memory, she felt peace and relief. She did not
dwell on the memories between visits to the Doctor. They were
separated from her normal home life which she maintained in
balance, even though her own mother had given her over to an
abusive cult when she was a small child.
Michelle's life history is similar to the model for such
1. 4-6 yoa Indoctrination
2. 6-8 yoa Normal life with biological parents. The abuse
information is buried in the child's subconscious, is not
known to the conscious mind.
3. 13-14 yoa Females are impregnated by the group.
4. Teens Usually stay away from the group. Have sharp
perceptions; are time-bombs in society.
5. 28 yoa Re-introduction to the cult group to introduce
same abuse and molestation to others.
6. 56 yoa Re-re-introduce to cult in upper eschelon
Years are always fused together in two's. This is
related to numerology and magnetism.
Michelle was forced to participate in the Feast of the
Beast, the highest Satanic celebration which occurs once each
28 years. Her's occured in Victoria, B.C.; high-ranking
satanists from all over the world arrived and participated.
The symbol of the Horns of Death is tied to the Feast of the
Beast, a ceremony at which Satan himself appears. Each part
of the symbol is significant. It is displayed on floors and
cloaks of those involved in the primary group's experience.
This symbol is not seen in satanic groups of lesser, more
HORNS OF DEATH [Illustration not reproduced]
Summary: Knowledge is the most powerful tool. Stand up with
the little ones. Have courage and believe them. They need