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Chapter I: The Grandfather: Alec Horsley, Northern Dairies, the Fabian Society

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CHAPTER I

The Grandfather: Alec Horsley, Northern Dairies, the Fabian Society

“Even though meritocracy is their reliable cover, social stratification was always the Fabians’ real trump suit. Entitlements are another Fabian insertion into the social fabric, even though the idea antedates them, of course.”

—John Taylor Gatto, Underground History of American Education

The first thing that stood out about my family history was my brother's relationship to Jimmy Boyle. My brother first met Boyle at Stevenson College, Edinburgh where Boyle was doing a “Training for Freedom” course, working two days a week at the local community center then returning to Saughton Prison at night. I knew he'd met Boyle via our paternal grandfather, so that was the next logical place to focus, in terms of seeking the beginning of the rot that eventually felled the tree. My brother was the eldest son of the eldest son of my grandfather, so back to the paternal ancestors I would go.

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Chapter III: Havelock Ellis, Lolita, and the Sexual Child

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CHAPTER III

Havelock Ellis, Lolita, and the sexual child

“Once again, you need to remember we aren't conspiracy hunting but tracking an idea, like microchipping an eel to see what holes it swims into in case we want to catch it later on.”

—John Taylor Gatto, Underground History of American Education

The link between the Fabian Society and the Paedophile Information Exchange, while unmistakable, is also inconclusive. It's necessary to go further back, to the founding Fabians, to get a better sense of the philosophy which my grandfather embraced.

As far as I can trace it, the Fabian Society (originally the Fellowship of New Life) began with the sexologist Henry Havelock Ellis (some accounts have spiritualist Frank Podmore as the originator). The son of a sea captain, born in Croydon in 1859, Ellis traveled widely in Australia and South America before studying medicine at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London. In 1883, he joined a socialist debating group established by Edith Nesbit and Hubert Bland, and in 1884 the group became known as the Fabian Society. At these meetings, Ellis met Annie Besant, Graham Wallas, George Bernard Shaw, Edward Carpenter, Walter Crane, H. G. Wells, and Sidney and Beatrice Webb.

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Chapter V: Progressive Schools: Abbotsholme, Theosophy, Wicca, Grith Fyrd

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CHAPTER V

Progressive schools: Abbotsholme, Theosophy, Wicca, Grith Fyrd

“Darwin made it possible to consider political affairs as a prime instrument of social evolution. Here was a pivotal moment in Western thought, a changing of the guard in which secular purpose replaced religious purpose, long before trashed by the Enlightenment. For the poor, the working classes, and middle classes in the American sense, this change in outlook, lauded by the most influential minds of the nineteenth century, was a catastrophe of titanic proportions, especially for government school children. Children could no longer simply be parents’ darlings. Many were (biologically) a racial menace. The rest had to be thought of as soldiers in genetic combat, the moral equivalent of war. For all but a relative handful of favored families, aspiration was off the board as a scientific proposition. For governments, children could no longer be considered individuals but were regarded as categories, rungs on a biological ladder. Evolutionary science pronounced the majority useless mouths waiting for nature to dispense with entirely. Nature (as expressed through her human agents) was to be understood not as cruel or oppressive but beautifully, functionally purposeful—a neo-pagan perspective to be reflected in the organization and administration of schools.”

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Chapter XIV: Strategy of Wolves: UK Child Care System as Sex Abuse Network

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CHAPTER XIV

Strategy of wolves: UK child care system as sex abuse network

“Tavistock underwrites or has intimate relations with thirty research institutions in the United States, all of which at one time or another have taken a player's hand in the shaping of American schooling.”

—John Taylor Gatto, Underground History of American Education

Is it really possible that Savile's predations of various care homes and psychiatric institutions were facilitated by Lord David Owen, Labour MP, not merely out of some sleazy tit-for-tat, but as part of a decades-long, multinational agenda (related to Owen's former boss William Sargant, and thence to MKULTRA) involving the deliberate sexual abuse of children as both a form of dark research/experimentation and a fully operational social engineering program, dating at least as far back as Havelock Ellis and the formation of the Fabian Society? If the answer is no, is it really possible that all of this is just “coincidence”? If the answer is again no, what does that leave? Is there a middle ground between “all a plot” and “just coincidence”?

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Chapter XXI: Island of the Ipsissimus: The Abbey of Thelema

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CHAPTER XXI

Island of the Ipsissimus: the Abbey of Thelema

“My sole duty is then to make myself, body and mind, the perfect weapon.”

—Aleister Crowley, The Magickal Record of the Beast 666 (p. 216)

I don't remember when I first read Magick in Theory and Practice, when I first hit on that passage, or what I thought of it. I do know that, when I read Crowley's “explanation” of it as joke-code for masturbation, I accepted it without question. The idea that Crowley might actually have committed child sacrifice—even once, never mind hundreds of times—seemed absurd to me, the combined product of Christian hysteria and Crowley's own devilish humor. How was I so easily led to this conclusion? I think it was a combination of two factors: first, I was blissfully unaware of how endemic this sort of ritualistic violence is to our culture; second, I was largely taken in by Crowley's intelligence, insights, and spiritual charisma. I believed he was being scapegoated by ignorant people who conflated occultism with Satanism. His genuine (if misguided) bid for sexual and spiritual liberation was all-too-easy for the uninitiated to confuse with human depravity. While I had no trouble believing Crowley conspired with Hitler (as I speculated freely about in one of my earlier books), something as garish as child sacrifice seemed too…profane and unimaginative for someone like Crowley; too predictable.

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Chapter XXVIII: Over to Satan's Side: Espionage, Black Mass, and Blackmail

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CHAPTER XXVIII

Over to Satan's Side: Espionage, Black Mass, and Blackmail

“Then again the master shall speak as he will soft words, and with music and what else he will bring forth the Victim. Also he shall slay a young child upon the altar, and the blood shall cover the altar with perfume as of roses. Then shall the master appear as He should appear—in His glory.”

—Aleister Crowley, Liber LXVI, Liber Stellæ Rubeæ

While I was corresponding with Peter Levenda, at a certain point, in exasperation, I mentioned that my own family history seemed to veer improbably close to Crowley on numerous occasions, to the extent that my grandfather “may even have met Crowley.” Levenda replied,

And what if he had? It's possible that my maternal grandfather met Crowley, too, but it's not something I can prove so there is relatively little value in even discussing it. So what?…You say you are referring to your own “personal history and knowledge” but I am quite certain that personal history did not include being abused by Crowley. Why don't you stick to your own personal story without making claims you can't support?

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Chapter XXIX: A Worn-Out Toy: Poupée's Death, God-Identification, Garbanzo's Passing

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CHAPTER XXIX

A worn-out toy: Poupée's death, God-identification, Garbanzo's passing

“My secret comes out in my most innocent poems, essays, pictures, etc. and frightens people, they know not why…. It is therefore capable of all, is wholly divine as it is fiercely fleshly or darkly devilish.”

—Aleister Crowley, Magickal Diaries, August 17, 1920 (five days after “the assault”)

In Crowley's heavily sanitized version of his time at the abbey in his Confessions, he describes Thelemic child-rearing practices in a few lines:

In the abbey, our plan was to watch the children to discover in what direction they wanted to develop, having given them the greatest possible variety of facts from which to choose…. Extending this principle to the world at large, my plan would be to classify children in infancy according to the subtle indications afforded by their gestures and reactions to various stimuli…. His lessons should be a relief; the satisfaction of a real appetite. (1989, p. 854)

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Three

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Question: Do you still do group work, or are you still interested in group work?

Bion: I am still interested in it, but I get very little chance to do it because I get so much pressure on me for individual analysis which I find extremely rewarding and interesting. Is anybody here taking groups?

Question: Yes; but I doubt the use of applying group relations methods to patient work. I don't think it works very well from what I can see of running a small group of hospitalised people.

Bion: You don't find it helpful with the actual family group?

Question: I don't feel ready to use it with families yet. I do get a sense of sub-groups forming and of groups getting into basic assumptions – I think family life is an established basic assumption, the pairing group in a sense. At present I find it difficult to deal with the complexity of the inner actions in my own life.

Bion: One thing which strikes me in dealing with the individual is how little consideration seems to be given to this question of what is basic, what is fundamental. Is there any way in physical medicine of defining what the fundamentals are? What does the doctor concern himself with? What could you call fundamental in the sense of wishing not to diffuse your observation or your time?

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Appendix: An introduction to Bion's model of the mind

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Meg Harris Williams

This appendix is a brief introduction to Bion's picture of the mind, its origins, and how it grows by receiving and developing thoughts, through the turbulent process which he calls ‘catastrophic change’. And, in the reverse direction, how it retreats from growth and development. Psychoanalysis offers a distinctive method for engaging in this process, set in motion by the encounter between two minds, in a way which has vital links with art, science, philosophy and religion. Asked if there was a psychoanalytic way to the truth, Bion replied ‘None whatever. Psychoanalysis is only a technical instrument, something we can make use of for any purpose we want…to mislead or deceive people, and so on. It all depends on who is making use of it.’

Bion experimented with many metaphors in his attempt to convey his model of the mind and the way that the mind develops (or fails to develop); and he preferred to use his own terminology as he felt that existing psychoanalytic jargon was too ‘saturated’ with fixed meanings that could not expand to include new observed phenomena. However, essentially, his picture did not change over the years, even though its expression took various forms, from the mythical to the mathematical.

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Chapter XXVII: Circles of Denial: Checking in with the Experts

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CHAPTER XXVII

Circles of denial: checking in with the experts

“What is being reported by these patients is a variously integrated mix of kabbalistic teachings…ceremonial magick, sex magick, brainwashing techniques, a peculiar brand of theosophy that emphasizes blood and death rites in the core rituals of its system of worship, and an organizational and secrecy structure patterned much along the lines of secret societies…An extensive reading and integration of many occult source documents over the course of considerable time is required in order to reconstruct the basic tenets and practices with which nearly every SCS [satanic cult survivor] seems readily familiar.”

—George B. Greaves, “Alternate Hypotheses Regarding Claims of Satanic Cult Activity”

While I was working on this exploration, I had email exchanges with a couple of Crowley researchers. I emailed Hugh Urban citing the quote that appears in Chapter 25 back at him, with this question: How far beyond do you think Crowley went in his deliberate acts of transgression? Urban replied with the following:

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Chapter VII: Food Control, World Control: Suez Crisis, Northern Dairies, Marks & Spencer

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CHAPTER VII

Food control, world control: Suez Crisis, Northern Dairies, Marks & Spencer

“You needn't carry a card or even have heard the name Fabian to follow the wolf-in-sheep's-clothing flag. Fabianism is mainly a value-system with progressive objectives. Its social club aspect isn't for coalminers, farmers, or steam-fitters. We've all been exposed to many details of the Fabian program without realizing it. In the United States, some organizations heavily influenced by Fabianism are the Ford Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Stanford Research Institute, the Carnegie Endowments, the Aspen Institute, the Wharton School, and RAND. And this short list is illustrative, not complete.”

—John Taylor Gatto, Underground History of American Education

In the early 1950s, Northern Dairies was approached about going public and the firm was approved by the aforementioned Lord Piercy, who then approached Labour MP and Fabian Society member Ian Mikardo. Mackintosh was also represented in the Northern Dairies board, and Alec was “reasonably certain of a successful issue in 1956” (Ounsworth, 1987, p. 10). It was at this point that Alec was approached by the Orthodox Church of Russia to take a team of churchmen to the Soviet Union. “Then came the Northern Dairies share issues in 1956,” Alec writes in his short memoir, “and happily, providence decided that General Nasser would nationalize the Suez Canal on that very day, so demand was not high” (ibid.). I am not well-versed in stock-talk (despite being myself a major shareholder in Northern Foods from the age of eighteen to twenty-four), but what I deduce from this is that, because of the timing of the company going public with an international crisis, there was a flurry of insider trading while the price of shares remained low. “Although all shares were taken up the price hovered around…the same price that our friends and customers the Mackintosh Group had acquired theirs.” Alec adds that “several members of the Mackintosh family actually bought significant quantities of our shares, and a happy relationship has continued to this day” (ibid.).

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Chapter IV: Progressive Politics and Witchcraft: Brazier's Park, Order of Woodcraft, Common Wealth

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CHAPTER IV

Progressive politics and witchcraft: Brazier's Park, order of Woodcraft, Common Wealth

“Under Socialism, you would not be allowed to be poor. You would be forcibly fed, clothed, lodged, taught, and employed whether you liked it or not. If it were discovered that you had not character and industry enough to be worth all this trouble, you might possibly be executed in a kindly manner; but whilst you were permitted to live, you would have to live well.”

—George Bernard Shaw, The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism

It would be nice if, somehow, I could lay all of this information out as a straightforward, linear narrative; but that would be a little like hoping to put a leash on an octopus. If the connections I am attempting to map were simple, straightforward, and linear, they would already be obvious for all to see. Octopi do not come to heel when called. Of course, there is a danger that, since I am selecting the material in order to show how it is all interconnected, I will create a picture that exists only in my own mind due to my perceptual bias. The only remedy I know of for this is to resist the temptation to emphasize the connections, and focus primarily on the facts that appear to be connected.

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Chapter XIII: Jimmy's Kingdom: LSE, NHS, and the Beginnings of Psychiatric Social Work and Child Care

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CHAPTER XIII

Jimmy's Kingdom: LSE, NHS, and the beginnings of psychiatric social work and child care

“These ‘educational missionaries’ spoke of schools as if they were monasteries. By limiting the idea of education to formal school instruction, the public gradually lost sight of what the real thing was. The questions these specialists disputed were as irrelevant to real people as the disputes of medieval divines; there was about their writing a condescension for public concerns, for them ‘the whole range of education had become an instrument of deliberate social purpose’ [emphasis added].”

—John Taylor Gatto, Underground History of American Education

As a possibly last series of connections to map, I am returning to Robert Graves's buddy William Sargant, who worked at St Thomas’ Hospital from 1948 to the end of his career as head of the department of psychological medicine. In 1962, Sargant found himself a new assistant in one David Owen, a neurology and psychiatric registrar who had only just qualified as a doctor. Two years prior to becoming Sargant's assistant, Owen had joined the Vauxhall branch of the Labour Party and the Fabian Society. Before that, Owen studied at Mount House School, Tavistock, an English town written about by Arthur Conan Doyle and Neal Stephenson. Tavistock is tied from late medieval times with the Russells, the family name of the Earls of Bedford and, since 1694, the Dukes of Bedford (the same family Bertrand belonged to). The second title of the Duke of Bedford is the Marquess of Tavistock. The importance of this Devon town to the Russell family fortunes is attributed in part to its hinterland and the minerals beneath it, and the Russell family is said to retain considerable interests in the locality. According to writer David Livingstone, the Tavistock Institute took its name from Bertrand Russell's cousin Herbrand, the 11th Duke of Bedford/Marquess of Tavistock. It is this Russell family connection through the Bedford Estates which gives the name (by ownership) to Russell Square and Tavistock Square in London, home to the Tavistock Clinic. Tavistock Square was also the location of the exploding bus of 7/7/2005, the last bomb to go off in an alleged series of coordinated “terrorist” attacks in central London using the public transport system during rush hour.

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Chapter XX: None Dare Call it Insanity: Crowley, Occultism, and Child Sacrifice

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CHAPTER XX

None dare call it insanity: Crowley, occultism, and child sacrifice

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am the meanest motherfucker in the valley.”

—Anonymous

There's a saying that, once a person makes a pact with the forces of the occult, there is no getting out of it. Sooner or later, these forces will come to collect their due. Personally, I know this to be true, though not necessarily in the way the superstitious might think. If we wake the sleeping dogs of the unconscious and then close the door on them, we should not expect them to go back to sleep. Once stirred, the dogs must be released, whether to be tamed, destroyed, or to destroy the one who releases them.

The second part of this work began as an attempt to demonstrate two things. First, that Aleister Crowley—perhaps in equal parts revered as a holy sage and reviled as a diabolic scourge—both advocated and was involved in the ritualistic sexual abuse, and possibly murder, of children (as well as the torture of animals) for “magickal” purposes. Second, that such activities are intrinsic to the occult philosophies and related social movements which Crowley participated in and which he helped make so widespread today.

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Chapter XXVI: A Luciferian Lighthouse: An Act of Unconscious Animal Sacrifice

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CHAPTER XXVI

A Luciferian Lighthouse: an act of unconscious animal sacrifice

“We act out what we can't remember.”

—Greg Mogenson, A Most Accursed Religion

Garbanzo was the cat who found me in Oaxaca in 2004. My girlfriend at the time found him in a shoebox and brought him back to our hostel (the Magic Hostel). As an adult, Garbanzo (an all-black cat) was a surly, highly unusual presence, with a piercing, scorpion-like glare. He rarely purred and he even seemed to dislike being petted. It was as if he resented being treated as a cat. We joked that he was an ex-Nazi, or one of Castaneda's “old seers,” doing penance for former crimes.

In the spring of 2006, when he was one and a half, he lost his leg in a battle with a hanging plant. He had been climbing down from a wall and he somehow got his leg caught in the wire around the plant. He hung there for however long it took before the neighbor came and got him down. His leg was broken in three places and the vet assured us it would never heal and would only be dead weight, and that the best recourse was amputation. Garbanzo seemed to adapt to his loss in no time at all, and a short while after the operation (even before his fur had grown back), he was hopping around happily. A few weeks after he lost his leg, Garbanzo suffered an even more severe trauma. The following is taken from my journal at the time:

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