By Edith Starr Miller
© 2004 Kent Daniel Bentkowski
A few years back, a little known book dealer was offering a
curious title. It was called Occult Theocracy by a woman named
Edith Starr Miller using the pen name of Lady Queenborough. The
book is a fascinating look into the various occult traditions
from the 16th century to the early 20th century (the book was
privately published in 1933), after the author died in mysterious
circumstances. Perhaps, she had revealed too much of the truth?
After I had the chance to study the book intimately, I could
certainly understand why someone wanted Miller to stop revealing
esoteric secrets of the various occult orders reviewed in her
I am under no oath of any organized lodge system; I am self-initiated
so that I may speak freely about any aspect of this subject.
The point and intent of my teaching is to explore some of the
knowledge to which the vast majority on this planet have been
prevented proper access --- the knowledge and the wisdom of the
This particular book dealer was offering the book for a ridiculously
low price, considering its’ rarity. To be honest, it is
one of the most useful books I have ever seen on occult history.
I would honestly consider this to be one of the most treasured
history books in my entire library. In its’ 741 (!!) pages,
the book packs quite a punch. Easily one of the best things about
it is that it was written and published at a time when people
still cared about the greater mysteries of life and the universe.
This was decades before the highly-insulting pejorative term ‘conspiracy
theory’ came into being; and way before the Kennedy assassinations
--- JFK, RFK, and JFK Jr.
The following is a book excerpt regarding matters of importance
to both the study and understanding of magick and the workings
of the various occult groups throughout history, from the 16th
century until the first third of the 20th century. However, this
essay will deal exclusively with the subjects of occultism and
in particular, the O.T.O. It has been typed exactly as it appears
in the original book. It makes for captivating reading and should
be of certain interest to the students of Maybe Logic Academy,
as it covers material in a depth that is almost non-existent
in today’s world.
However, one unfortunate thing about the book, is that by her
comments, Miller appears to have been a devout fundamentalist
Christian, and any and everything that is the least bit different
or against the strict dogma of the Catholic Church, she labels
Satanic. Some have attempted to label this work unreliable, because
of Miller’s religious views. However, a great deal of this
material has since been validated by the work of subsequent researchers.
Of the material here that cannot be found anywhere else, Miller’s
validation above speaks toward the probability that it was accurate
to the time in which it was written.
Buffalo, New York USA
Lady Queenborough (Edith Starr Miller), 1933
This book makes no claim to literary merit. It is simply a work
of research and documentation, giving evidence and facts which
I trust will help the reader in drawing his own conclusions.
In the course of my researches as an international political
investigator into the causes of social unrest, I have probed
the depths of infamy which now surrounds, not ours only, but
also the next generation, whose right to lead a decent life should
be as good as was ours. As a woman of the world I have witnessed
things the existence of which I did not suspect and I have realised
that, due to my ‘protected’ position in life, they
should never have been expected to have come to my knowledge.
Let me tell every woman, how evermuch ‘protected,’ whether
Dairymaid or Duchess, that the safeguards which she imagines
to be thrown around herself are but a mirage of the past. Her
own and her children's future are at the mercy of those ‘forces’ the
activities of which it has been my business for the last ten
years, to follow as one of a group of investigators.
Today, most of the good people are afraid to be good. They strive
to be broadminded and tolerant! It is fashionable to be tolerant
but mostly tolerant of evil --- and this new code has reached
the proportions of demanding intolerance of good. The wall of
resistance to evil has thus been broken down and no longer affords
protection to those who, persecuted by evil doers, stand in need
Worse still there are cases wherein virtuous people's good name
is relentlessly ‘filched from them,’ but no effort
will be made by the presumed good people to rally to their defense.
Happy are they if they themselves can discover the cause of their
ruin, material or moral, either partial or total.
In offering this book to the public, I have endeavoured to expose
some of the means and methods used by a secret world, one might
almost say an underworld, to penetrate dominate and, destroy
not only the so-called upper classes, but also the better portion
of all classes. There are those who feel confident that if they
refrain from joining any society or group and avoid entanglements
no harm can befall them. To such, let me say that situations
can be, and are, created for innocent dupes every day and wrecked
homes are the direct result. Neither fortune nor a blameless
life led, as it were, in an island of strict virtue in the midst
of a tumultuous sea of evil, spells security.
Irrefutable evidence of a particular example of underworld tyranny
has come into my possession. The victim's guilt was her reluctance
to step from virtue into the mire of evil which surrounded her.
Moreover she was intolerant of evil and sought to oppose and
destroy it. The case of her persecution at the hands of her foes
is complete. She belonged to what is termed Society as did also
some of the other actors in this bewildering drama. The world,
social, financial legal and, shall we say also, the underworld,
leaving to this word its generally accepted literal meaning,
knows them. So many Jekylls and Hydes stalk about unsuspectingly
in our midst!
From such an example I have been led to the conclusion that,
among others, three factors can help one from being completely
destroyed by the combined forces of that ‘underworld’:
a flawless life, independent means and real friends, all three
of which must be backed by a fearless determination to fight
evil on all points of the Masonic compass.
In these days when apparently vice triumphs and virtue must
be penalized, it may be well for all of us to fight the undertow
by which our children may be dragged under and must of necessity
perish. Vice rings and secret societies form but one vortex into
which youth is drawn and destroyed whilst the "good people",
because of their ignorance, look on helplessly in despair.
It is for their instruction that this book has been written.
Its compilation has taken several years and, had it not been
for the generous efforts of one of my friends, Mme de Shishmareff
and of several other persons, I would never have been able to
complete the task which I set out to accomplish.
What must concern us all now is the protection of decency or,
in other words — Equal rights — for such as are not
This book is not complete. It will never be complete, but for
the present it must remain as a study of the root conditions
which have led to present day subversive upheavals and the overthrow
of the principles of Christian civilization.
The Meaning of Occultism
Lady Queenborough (Edith Starr Miller),
A summary and some explanation of the principal forms of occultism
must precede the chapters which deal with the historical side
of this subject, and the objections, those of the credulous as
well as those of the skeptics, must be foreseen and forestalled.
Many persons are tempted to deny, arbitrarily and without examination,
statements on matters of which they have no previous knowledge,
but even the possible criticism of such as those must have received
In this age of wireless and aeroplanes, one of the fads of the
modern highbrow is to scoff at such things as sorcerers, magic,
and evocations as old wives’ tales. Tales of ancient history!
There are people who refuse to believe in the existence of the
supernormal, even when confronted with the evidence. Such are
the skeptics who deny everything that magic, white or black,
has now as many adepts as ever, nor can they distinguish between
the different schools of spiritism.
First, there are the charlatans whose tricks in the line of
Spiritism are generally sooner or later unmasked. Second, there
are the Occultists who operate in secrecy and hide their meetings
from all but initiates with the greatest care.
Many persons are duped by charlatans, so the skeptics persuade
themselves of the absolute non-existence of all diabolical practices
in modern times. They are wrong. For Occultism flourishes now
in Europe, Asia, and America. The Black Mass is said today in
Paris and London, and Satanism has its faithful followers. On
this subject, one of the most eminent writers was Carl Hackse,
who, under the pseudonym of Dr. Bataille, made an extensive study
of Occultism and gave his extremely exaggerated views of it in
the book ‘Le Diable au XIXº Siecle.’
The following pages of this chapter are mostly either quotations
or abridgements from that work:
“According to the teaching of the Christian churches,
God allows demons certain limited powers, but they are not permitted
to open the gates of hell and release a spirit at the request
of one who evokes the dead. The dead, even dammed, will not show
themselves if evoked, nor would evocations be answered by those
who had succeeded in attaining the kingdom of heaven, but devils
can and do, says the Church, substitute themselves for the deceased.
They will impersonate a dead person whose appearance is demanded
“It is also admitted that the fallen angels or spirits
will often manifest to people without being called. The theological
hagiography cite many cases of diabolical apparitions to saints,
apparitions which these saints have been able to repel and conquer … but
what skeptics and agnostic Christians alike ignore is that besides
the drawing room mediums, mediums for diversion, there are occultists
whose vile practices are veiled in the profoundest mystery. These
men, whose moral sense is absolutely perverted, believe in Lucifer,
but they believe him to be the equal of God and worship him secretly.
Modern Occultism is on the one hand practical Cabala and on
the other, Indian Yogism, both of which have always had their
adepts more or less openly.
The Cabala is Occult Science in itself. It is the secret theology
of the initiates, theology essentially Satanic. In a word, the
counter-theology. Our God, the God of the Christians, is the
power of evil in the eyes of the Cabalists: and for them, the
power of good, the real God, is Lucifer.
“The Cabala teaches magic or the art of intercourse with
spirits and supernatural beings.
“One cannot be a convinced Cabalist without soon becoming
a magician and devoting oneself to the practices of occultism.
“Not that our Cabalists or contemporary magicians practice
all the different branches of occultism. Some of these have been
abandoned and others are only used by charlatans for the exploitation
of superstitious persons, but a great many, precisely the most
criminal and perverse, are observed in the hidden dens of our
Magic has two divisions:
The first is divining magic, subdivided into several
branches of which the principal are:
The second is operative magic, also subdivided into several
branches of which the principal are:
There are moreover some superstitious practices not specially
Bataille thus defines some of the foregoing:
Astrology – Divining the future by the
stars. The casting of horoscopes is its most prevalent practice.
Palmistry – Divining the future by the
Anthropomancy – This is one of the practices
supposed at present to have fallen into disuse. It is a horrible,
savage abomination, and consists of disemboweling a human being
for the purpose of divining the future by inspection of the entrails.
Medieval history accuses Gilles de Retz of perpetrating this
crime on children, whom he lured to his castle for the purpose.
Tacitus says that the Druids, in ancient Britian, used to consult
theur Gods by looking into the entrails of their captives.
Oneirocritics – Divining the future through
the interpretation of dreams.
Aeromancy – Divination by the study of
Hydromancy – Divination by the study
of liquids or aquatic phenomena.
Pyromancy – Divination by fire.
Cartomancy – Divination by cards. [KDB: such
as tarot cards.]
There is no need to expatiate further on the more or less grotesque
means employed by those who follow these false sciences. One
must be somewhat erratic to imagine that the future can be foretold
by coffee grounds, by the antics of flames in a grate, by the
order in which shuffled cards will be drawn, or by the odd shapes
assumed by wind-driven clouds! When events corroborate predictions
made under these conditions, it can be attributed to the use
of clairvoyance, but those fortune tellers, some of whom have
a thorough knowledge of the rules governing the practices of
these absurdities, are the first to distrust their art.
Such expedients, disdained by the real occultists, are too unimportant
to be worthy of note. It is quite another matter to expose the
Satanists, ignored by the public, whose sects, bearing different
names in different countries, constitute, in reality, only
one, single, secret religion whose fanatics, imbued with
the spirit of evil, will sacrifice themselves blindly to their
Throughout the universe, all Luciferian and Satanic rites bear
a basic similarity.
Dealing principally with the practices of contemporary operative
magic, it is Bataille’s opinion that as regards the mysterious
art of alchemy, its theory is called Hermetic Science and has
a double objective, namely the discovery of the philosopher’s
stone, a substance capable of transmuting base metals into gold
and drinkable gold, or the Elixir of long life which is a magic
potion endowed with the properties necessary to prolong human
life indefinitely or, at least, to maintain in old age the faculties
of youth. Alchemy as a science seems now obsolete.
The Alchemists knew the existence of microbes and toxins long
before the medical discoveries of the present age. The laboratories
of Satanic bacteriology have been working, for a long time, on
cultures of bacilli or solutions of their toxic properties which,
even when administered in infinitesimal doses, mixed with food
or drink disseminate disease and death, where it is judged necessary
by the “Masters” that life is to be destroyed. In
these cases, deaths occur from apparently natural causes!
He further says that Magnetic Mesmerism is the occult medicine
of the Cabalists. One must naturally not confuse the scientists
who are at present making researches in hypnotism and suggestion,
in the interest of science, with the emulators of Cagliostro
whose aim is to procure diversions, often wicked and immoral.
Scientific magnetism us still an obscure question being studied
by theologians, physiologists and criminologists, whereas that
of the adepts of magic has nothing to do with this; it is a branch
of the subterranean work that is nearing its goal today.
Necromancy is partly divining magic and partly operative magic.
This practice consists in the evocation of the spirits of the
dead. Spiritism and rapping of tables are necromancy, but if
all spiritists are not necessarily Cabalists, all Cabalists are
practicing necromancy. People are far from suspecting the progress
made by necromancy along these lines. Freemasonry is yearly more
and more invaded by the spiritist element to the extent that,
in 1889, an international convention of spiritist Freemasons
attended by about 500 delegates was held at the Hotel of the
Grand Orient in France, rue Cadet, Paris.
This was only a beginning!
Eliphas Levi, a renowned occultist of the 19th century, writing
in Histoire de la Magie, in the following words, sounds
a warning to those who, recklessly, would venture into the domain
of the occult.
“The experiences of theurgy and necromancy are always
disastrous to those who indulge in them. When one has once stood
on the threshold of the other world one must die and almost invariably
under terrible conditions. First giddiness, then catalepsy followed
by madness. It is true that the atmosphere is disturbed, the
woodwork cracks and doors tremble and groan in the presence of
certain persons, after a series of intoxicating acts. Weird sounds,
sometimes bloody signs, will appear spontaneously on paper or
linen. They are always the same and are classed by magicians
as Diabolical Writings. The very sight of them induces
a state of convulsion or ecstacy in the mediums who believe themselves
to be seeing spirits. Thus Satan, the Spirit of Evil, is transfigured
for them into an angel of light but, before they will manifest,
these so-called spirits require sympathetic excitement produced
by sexual intercourse on the part of their devotees. Hands must
be placed in hands, feet on feet, they must breathe in each others
faces, these acts often being followed by others of an obscene
character. The initiates, reveling in these forms of excesses
believe themselves to be the elect of God and the arbiters of
destiny. They are the successors to the fakirs of India. No warning
will save them.
“To cure such illnesses, the priests of Greece used to
terrify their patients by concentration and exaggeration of the
evil in one giant paroxysm. They made the adept sleep in the
cave of Trophonius. After some preliminary preparations, he descended
to a subterranean cavern in which he was left without light soon
to be prostrated by intoxicating gases. Then the visionary, still
in the throes of ghastly dreams caused by incipient asphyxia,
was rescued, being carried off prophesying on his tripod. These
tests gave their nervous systems such a shock that the patients
never dared mention evocations of phantoms again.
“Theurgy is the highest degree of occultism. Necromancy
is limited to the summoning of dead souls, but the Theurgists
of the nineteenth century evoke entities qualified to them as
genii, angels of light, exalted spirits, spirits of fire, etc.
In their meetings, scattered throughout the world, they worship
Lucifer. The three mysterious letters J .’. B .’.
M .’., that the common initiates see in the Masonic Temples,
are reproduced in the meeting rooms of the Luciferians, but they
no longer mean Jakin, Bohaz, Mahabone, as in the Lodges, nor
Jacques Bourguignon Molay, as with the Knights Kadosch; in Theurgy
these three letters mean; Jesus Bethlemitus Maledictus. Theurgy
is therefore pure Satanism.
“Moreover it is important to note that the Cabalists,
admitted to the mysteries of Theurgy, never mention the word
Satan. They look upon certain dissident adepts who invoke the
devil under the name of Satan as heretics, whose system they
call Goety, or Black Magic.
Between these two types of devil worshippers, the Luciferian
occultists and the Satanists, there is a difference that must
not be overlooked. Luciferians never call their infernal master ‘Spirit
of Evil’ or ‘Father and Creator of Crime.’ Albert
Pike even forbade the use of the word Satan under any circumstances.
There is indeed a distinction between the Satanists and Luciferians.
The Satanists, described by Mr. Huysmans in his book, La Bas,
are chiefly persons mentally deranged by the use and abuse of
drugs, while suffering from a peculiar form of hysteria, accuse
the God of the Christians of having betrayed the cause of humanity.
They are persons who recognize that their God Satan occupies
a position in the supernatural sphere, inferior to that of the
Christian deity. On the other hand the Luciferians or the initiates
of kindred rites, while still labouring under a strange delusion,
act deliberately and glorify Lucifer as the principle of good.
To them, he is the equal of the God of the Christians whom they
recognize as the principle of evil.
It is necessary to recognize the distinction which exists between
Luciferians and Satanists, for their two cults bear each other
no resemblance, although Lucifer-Satan manifests indiscriminately
to his faithful followers of both dominations. One must not,
however, imagine that the pride and satisfaction he derives from
this adulation acts as an inducement of to making him appear
whenever he is called! Occultists of all schools agree that nothing
is more capricious than the conduct of spirits when evoked!
It is well moreover to remember that Luciferian occultism is
no novelty, nor must one make the mistake of confusing it with
ordinary Freemasonry, the Lodges of which are only private clubs.
Many authors have published books on Freemasonry, some printing
the rituals, some their personal observations on certain facts,
but few of these authors, having passed themselves into occult
masonry, the real masonry of the Cabalistic degrees which is
in touch with all secret societies, Masonic as well as non-Masonic,
have been able to state that Luciferian Occultism controls
Though this is indeed the case, neither the President of the
Council of the Order of the Grand Orient of France, the supreme
chief of French Freemasonry, nor the president of the Supreme
Council of Scottish Rites will be received at the meeting of
a simple Luciferian ceremony just on account of his title and
dignity unless, at the same time, he possesses a diploma of Cabalistic
grade which requires another initiation. On the other hand, the
first Oddfellow from Canada, a member of the Chinese San-ho-hui
of China, a Luciferian fakir from India, all these can visit
at their pleasure lodges and inner shrines of ordinary Freemasonry
in all countries because, in each one of the Satanic sects, the
directing authority is exercised by heads who belong to the most
exalted Masonic degrees of the different rites, degrees which
are for them of secondary importance. These chiefs, at the request
of their subordinates of the Luciferian societies, deliver to
them freely the diplomas necessary to obtain admittance everywhere,
as well as the sacred words and yearly and half-yearly passwords
of all the Masonic rites of the globe.
Luciferian Occultism, as has been said before, is therefore
not a novelty, but it bore a different name in the early days
of Christianity. It was called Gnosticism and its founder was
Simon the Magician. The Gnostics were not ordinary heretics but
constituted an anti-Christian sect. To deceive the multitude,
they affected disagreement with certain doctrines of the Apostles,
and the chiefs selected from among the initiates those destined
to receive, in secret council, the Satanic revelation. Gnosticism
is marked with the seal of Lucifer. It is contemporary with the
Apostle Peter and has continued, without interruption, down to
the present day, periodically changing its mask.
The seven founders of Freemasonry were all Gnostics; Magi of
the English Rose Cross, whose names were: Theophile Desaguilers,
named Chaplain of the Prince of Wales by George II; Anderson,
the clergyman, an Oxford graduate and preacher to the King of
England; George Payne, James King, Calvert, Lumden-Madden, and
Gnosticism, as the mother of Freemasonry, has imposed its mark
in the very centre of the chief symbol of this association. The
most conspicuous emblem which one notices on entering a Masonic
temple, the one which figures on the seals, on the rituals, everwhere
in fact, appears in the middle of the interlaced square and compass,
it is the five-pointed star framing the letter G. Different explanations
of this letter G are given to the initiates. In the lower grades,
one is taught that it signifies Geometry. To the brothers frequenting
the lodges admitting women as members, it is revealed that the
mystic letter means Generation, but the revelation is attended
to with great secrecy. Finally, to the Knights Kadosch, the enigmatic
letter becomes the initial of the doctrine of the perfect initiates
which is Gnosticism. This explanation is no longer an imaginary
fabrication. It is Gnosticism which is the real meaning of the
G in the flamboyant star, for, after the grade of Kadosch (a
Hebrew word meaning consecrated), the Freemasons dedicate themselves
to the glorification of Gnosticism (or anti-Christianity) which
is defined by Albert Pike as “the soul and marrow of Freemasonry.” The
G which the Freemasons place in the middle of the flamboyant
star signifies Gnosticism and Generation, the most sacred words
of the ancient Cabala, see Eliphas Levi, Dogme et Rituel
de la Haute Magie, vol. II, pg. 97.
Let us add that the ancient mysteries of Gnosticism have been
known and published in the past. There is no difference between
the Gnosticism of the early ages of Christianity and modern occultism.
The fundamental principle of Gnosticism was the double divinity
(dual principle) and this is exactly the theological theory of
modern occultism. The Gnostics claimed that the good God was
Lucifer and that Christ was the devil, that what the Christians
call vice was for them virtue, and to the Christian dogma they
opposed Gnosticism, a word meaning human knowledge.
Early Gnosticism had its doctors; the Basilideans, Ophites and
Valentinians. Basilide of Alexandria, one of them lived at the
end of the first century. He taught metempsychosis and the principles
underlying present day Theosophy. His system resembles that of
the spiritists of the nineteenth century who have invented nothing,
for they copy Gnosticism even in its theory in the transmigration
of souls. Basilide affirmed that he was the reincarnation of
Plato. Whoever has penetrated into assemblies of modern theurgists
can attest that one of its current theories is that of reincarnation.
After Basilide came Montanus who died in 212. Montanus was a
grand master of the art of divination. The Rite of Mizraim (a
Freemasonry said to be Egyptian) copies slavishly, in its Cabalistic
grades, all the phantasmagoria of Montanus. This Gnostic doctor
plunged himself into ecstasies and, according to history, he
had two women, Maximilla and Priscilla, trained to act as his
accomplices. The Gnostics came in crowds to admire their contortions
worthy of epileptics. They had the sacred illness, and were considered
two saints of Satan. In the assemblies of the sect, when they
went into frenzies and prophesied, their oracular sayings were
listened to with the veneration by the adepts. Were they acting
a part, were they just mediums or somnambulists, or were they
what the Roman Catholics call ‘possessed?’
This is a hard question to answer.
A modern example of the influence exercised by occult organizations
on the destinies of mankind is to be found in the history of
The Holy Alliance, founded in 1815 by Alexander I, emperor of
Russia. This was originally a union of monarchs pledged to support
the Christian Church and to stem the rising tide of radicalism,
revolution, and subversion.
In L’Histoire de la Magie (pg. 467), Eliphas
Levi states that the spiritist sect of “The Rescuers of
Louis XVI,” wishing to penetrate this organization to use
it for their own purposes, succeeded in insinuating one of their
illumines into the good graces of the Czar. This was Madame Bouche,
known to the adepts as Sister Salome. After eighteen months spent
at the Russian Court, during which she had many secret interviews
with the Emperor, she was supplanted by another medium-somnambulist
of the sect, the famous Madame de Krudner who acquired so great
an influence over the Czar that his ministers became alarmed
at the situation thus created.
Levi thus describes the fall of the favorite:
“One day, as the emperor was leaving her, she barred his
passage crying ‘God reveals to me that your life is in
great danger. An assassin is in the palace.’ The Emperor,
alarmed, caused the palace to be searched and a man, armed with
a dagger, was found. He confessed, when questioned, that he had
been introduced into the palace by Madame de Krudner herself.”
One wonders if the whole affair was not simply the result of
a clever intrigue calculated to get rid of the prophetess. As
such it was singularly successful for Madame de Krudner was summarily
banished from the Russian Court.
In De la Maconnerie Occulte (pgs. 87-88), J.M. Ragon
tells us that “science counts four kinds of somnambulism:
the natural, the symptomatic, the magnetic, and the ecstatic.
“Natural and symptomatic somnambulism are two essentially
different states, one occurring only at night, the other by day
as well as by night. The conduct of the subject is different
under the two conditions.
Magnetic and ecstatic somnambulism differ from one another insomuch
as the one is commanded (willed) and the other is not. The first
is artificial, the other natural. In the first, the subject is
dependent; in the second, he acts independently. That is why
induced somnambulism cures the natural when substituted for it.
“A lucid somnambulist bears no more resemblance to a man
asleep then he does to an active man awake.”
When the Gnostics practiced magic, they evoked the spirits of
the dead exactly as do the occultists of today. Dawning Christianity
was prolific in miracles so, in order to fight it, the disciples
of Gnosticism had recourse to diabolical marvels. In this respect,
are not contemporaneous spiritists, with their rapping tables
and apparitions, Gnostics under another name?
Secret Gnostic meetings lead to depravity, as the adepts indulge
in every kind of turpitude and obscenity, often under the influence
of drugs such as Indian Hemp (Cannabis Indica) or Opium, the
medicinal properties of which, when administered under certain
conditions, are provocative of mediumistic phenomena.
Thus debauched, their moral sense weakened, initiates are ready
to work. They work, they fall, and, as henceforth, is subject
to the will of the Hidden Masters who, according to their secret
designs, will lead their slaves to power, or a semblance of power,
or else to their downfall. To use the words of ‘Inquire
Within,’ in Light-Bearers of Darkness (pg. 118), “These
masters --- doubtless identical with the terrible power of behind
the horrors of Russia’s sufferings and World Revolution
--- have in reality no interest in soul or astral development,
except as a means of forming passive illuminized tools, completely
controlled in mind and actions.”
‘Inquire Within’ further suggests that there is “a
group of flesh-and-blood men, who can form etheric links,
from any distance, with the leaders of these societies which
can ‘slay or make alive,’ intoxicating, blinding,
and if need be, destroying unwary men and women, using them as
instruments or ‘Light-bearers’ to bring to pass this
mad and evil scheme of World Dominion by the God-People --- the
Cabalistic Jew.” A further explanation of the phenomenon
of induced mediumship is given us by the same author who quotes
the following lines from Eliphas Levi’s History of
“This may take place when, through a series of almost
impossible exercises … our nervous system, having been
habituated to all tensions and fatigues, has become a kind of
living galvanic pile, capable of condensing and projecting powerfully
that Light (astral) which intoxicates and destroys.”
‘Inquire Within’ comments further:
“It attempts to show that it leads to mastership and self
control, but on careful consideration it proves to be merely
conscious mediumship inspired by crafty and willful deception,
giving the adept a false confidence, inducing him to let go his
physical senses and work upon the astral, where, enclosed by
formulae given by these masters themselves, he is completely
at their mercy.” (pgs. 116-117)
A recent practical illustration of these methods is the teaching
contained in a book Asia Mysteriosa by Zam Bhotiva (published
by Dorbon Aine), which suggests ways and means of communication
with the ‘Hidden Masters.’ It will be recognized
by anyone having taken an interest in the progress of science
along certain lines that there is nothing impossible or even
improbable in the suggestion that telepathy may be exploited
by organizations for their own particular ends.
Forty years ago, William Gay Hudson wrote on telepathy as follows:
“If the power exists in man to convey a telepathic
message to his fellow man, it presupposes the existence of
the power in the percipient to repeat the message to a third
person, and so on indefinitely, until someone receives it who
has the power to elevate the information above the threshold
of his consciousness, and thus convey it to the objective intelligence
of the world. Nor is the element of time necessarily an adverse
factor in the case; for there is no reason to suppose that
such messages may not be transmitted from one to another for
generations. Thus, the particulars of a tragedy might be revealed
many years after the event, and in such a way as to render
it difficult, if not impossible, to trace the line through
which the intelligence was transmitted. For the spiritist,
the easy and ever-ready explanation of such a phenomenom is
to ascribe it to the intervention of spirits of the dead. But
to those who have kept pace with the developments of modern
scientific investigation, and who are able to draw the legitimate
and necessary conclusions from the facts discovered, the explanation
is obvious, without the necessity of entering the domain of
the supernatural.” (Hudson, The Law of Physic Phenomena,
On the subject of Hypnotism and Crime, Hudson, writing further,
reaches however a fatally false conclusion which for many years,
remained unchallenged. He states (pg. 140) “It is true
that, on ordinary questions, the truth is always uppermost in
the subjective mind. A hypnotic subject will often say, during
the hypnotic sleep, that which he would not say in his waking
moments. Nevertheless, he never betrays a vital secret. … That
this is true is presumptively proved by the fact that in all
the years during which the science of hypnotism has been practiced,
no one has ever been known to betray the secrets of any society
or order. The attempt has often been made, but it has never succeeded.”
Hudson attributes this reticence to auto-suggestion opposing
the suggestion of another. This however is not the case, for,
where a member of a secret society or order is concerned, that
member was already hypnotized during initiation and it is not
his will that guards the secret; it is the will of another, the
will of the Lodge. How many people know that hypnotism is about
all there is to initiation? Hypnotism and fear. The rest is camouflage.
In the event of this statement being doubted, we quote herewith
from Freemasonry Universal an article, which needs no further
“The Stewards prepare the candidate; the Tyler first,
and afterwards in turn the I.G., Deacons and Junior Wardens should
inspect the candidate to see that everything is strictly correct.
The preparation symbolizes poverty, blindness (or ignorance)
and poverty of spirit, --- but it may also signify a purification,
i.e., that the riches and pleasures which bind one to the material
side of life are discarded and the spirit blinded to their attractions.
The baring of the right arm, left breast, left knee and right
heel being slipshod, are apparently a reference to the awakening
of occult centres in one’s being which may only become
active when purification of the whole nature has begun.
The very specific character of the preparation points to real
knowledge of the occult physiology of the process of initiation
on the part of those who originated the method which has been
so faithfully preserved. Certain Forces are sent through the
candidate’s body during the ceremony, especially at the
moment when he is created, received and constituted an Entered
Apprentice Freemason. Certain parts of the Lodge have been very
heavily charged with magnetic force especially in order that
the Candidate may absorb as much as possible of this force. The
first object of this curious method of preparation is to expose
to this influence those various parts of the body which are especially
used in the ceremony. In ancient Egypt, there was another reason
for these preparations, for a weak current of physical electricity
was sent through the candidate by means of a rod or sword with
which he was touched at certain points. It is partly on this
account that at this first initiation the candidate is deprived
of all metals since they may very easily interfere with the flow
of the currents.”
--- Freemasonry Universal (vol. II no. 2) Autumn Equinox 1929,
All kinds of nice inspiring symbolical interpretations of the
ritual are generally given for the benefit of people who seem
to want them, but it is here evident that the candidate, unknown
to himself or herself, has acted throughout the ceremony of initiation
under the stress of hypnotism. No longer a free agent, the initiate
takes the oath under hypnotic force which has also been used
to instill into him the feeling of fear. Fear guards the secret
of initiation, fear born under the power of hypnotism to serve
henceforth as the controlling agent of the initiators over the
The Right Worshipful Master must be a genuine occultist, as
it is up to him to charge (hypnotize) the candidate, for to give
him this in the words of Freemasonry Universal:
“The R .’. W .’. M .’. gives the light,
the pure white light of truth and illumination.”
--- Freemasonry Universal (vol. V no. 3) Winter Solstice, pg.
Illumination, alias Kundalini, alias serpent power, alias electro-magnetic
force, alias the Sex Force, etc.! Even in our western world,
anyone wishing to study Hatha Yoga can learn to neutralize the
action of gravity and go some yards up in the air. This stunt,
and the assumption of any size at will, are tricks for which
training is essential, and if one works at it hard enough, one
will eventually be able to mesmerize people for one’s own
purposes, business, political or other, thus following the lure
of the occult to a sinister end, i.e. Black Magic. In Hinduism,
this is known as Kala Yoga.
We would here observe that the miracles performed by Jesus Christ
bore a distinctive feature, often overlooked, namely, that in
every case altruism was the source of their inspiration. Thus,
they were a symbol of charity. This gives us the esoteric explanation
of His silence when taunted on the cross. “He saved others,
himself he cannot save.” Sooner than use his power for
personal advantage, He chose death!
Gnostic miracles, such as that of being buried alive for a period
of time which constitutes the Hindu religion rites of Samadhi
have no ulterior charitable purpose. They are chiefly performed
for the object of creating wonderment, curiosity or faith in
magic, and as such, failing the altruistic motive, are classifiable
under the general term of Black Magic.
As a stimulus to popular faith, they are, however, sanctioned
by most Pagan religions, though where such a custom prevails,
the magical performers themselves are not privileged to withhold
their gains for themselves, as these are claimed by the Temple.
Having dealt with the preliminaries of the subject, we will now
proceed along the thorny paths of history --- not the history
of wars, battles, heroes --- but that of the agents of their
Miller, Edith Starr – Occult Theocrasy, pgs. 24-43.
Modern Illuminism: Ancient Order of Oriental Templars
(Ordo Templi Orientis) exoteric name
(Order of To Ov) esoteric name
Lady Queenborough (Edith Starr Miller), 1933
Modern Illuminism, as we know it, was founded by Karl Kellner
in 1895. He died in 1905, and was succeeded by Theodor Reuss,
the agent of John Yarker. In 1902, Reuss named William Wynn Westcott
as Regent of the Illuminati in England thus establishing the
interlocking directorate between Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia
and German Illuminism. This connection is further explained in
the article on Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia in Chapter
According to The Equinox, vol. III no. 1, 1919, the official
organ of both the A .’. A .’. and the O.T.O. initiates
are taught that this latter order is a body of initiates
in whose hands are concentrated the wisdom and the knowledge
of the following bodies:
[Editor’s Note: In the passage immediately above, the
true esoteric meaning of the initials A .’. A .’.
are given. Even though I am under no oath of the OTO, I do consider
myself to be self-initiated into the A .’. A .’.
and as such, I cannot share this single aspect of this excerpt.
I hope the reader understands my position on this matter. Besides,
when it comes to research, I always did love the thrill of the
chase nearly as much as the object of the chase itself!]
The Gnostic Catholic Church.
The Order of the Knights of the Holy Ghost.
The Order of the Illuminati.
The Order of the Temple (Knights Templar).
The Order of the Knights of St. John.
The Order of the Knights of Malta.
The Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre.
The Hidden Church of the Holy Graal.
The Hermetic Brotherhood of Light.
The Holy Order of Rose Croix of Heredom.
The Order of the Holy Royal Arch of Enoch.
The Antient and Primitive Rite of Masonry (33 degrees).
The Rite of Memphis (97 degrees).
The Rite of Mizraim (90 degrees).
The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Masonry (33 degrees).
The Swedenborgian Rite of Masonry.
The Order of the Martinists.
The Order of the Sat Bhai, and many other orders of equal merit,
if of less fame.
It does not include the A.'.A.'., with which august body it
is, however, in close alliance. This publication also states
that “the dispersion of the original secret wisdom having
led to confusion, it was determined by the Chiefs of all these
orders to recombine and centralize their activities, even as
while light, divided in a prism, may be recomposed.” Secret
wisdom in the case of Masonic societies of any kind is invariably
synonymous with ‘occult knowledge.’ In the case of
the O.T.O. the practice of the ‘secret wisdom’ begins
with the understanding of the very name of the order.
The book referred to above [The Equinox vol. III no. 1] contains
the following information on page 200: “The letters
O.T.O. represent the words Ordo Templi Orientis (Order of the
Temple of the Orient, or Oriental Templars); but they have also
a secret meaning for initiates.”
Were we to make a guess at the secret meaning of the O.T.O.,
we would borrow the words of Godfrey Higgins, the author of Anacalypsis
and, with him, “penetrate into the Sanctum Sanctorum of
the ancient philosophers of India, Egypt, Syria, and Greece.” There
shall we discover the secret meaning of the Order of To Ov, Greek
term for the emanation of fluid or invisible fire. It is the
To Ov of neo-platonism of which Godfrey Higgins writes: “I
am convinced that the emenation of the To Ov was believed to
be this fire.”
The To Ov was supposed to be duplicate, then from that to triplicate.
From him proceeded the male Logos, and the female Aura or Anima
or Holy Ghost in ancient times always female. The To Ov was supposed
in himself to possess the two principles of Generation. The reader
who already knows the meaning of this ‘fire,’ otherwise
known as Kundalini, sex-force, astral light, etc. will easily
understand the phallic hidden meaning of the O.T.O. However,
it would hardly be fair to leave such a statement under the classification
of either suggestion or assumption. Proof might be demanded,
and proof therefore is appended.
The Equinox states that “it was Karl Kellner who revived
the esoteric organization of the O.T.O. and initiated the plan
now happily complete of bringing all occult bodies again under
In the ‘Gnostic Mass’ printed in the same volume,
mention is made, in one of the orisons, of the saints among which
are named Karl Kellner and Theodor Reuss. From notes written
by Theodor Reuss himself and from the correspondences between
him and Karl Kellner, the basic principles of the O.T.O. have
become known and bear out the statement that this organization
was formed for the express purpose of substituting the phallic
religion for Christianity. The conception of the O.T.O. was far
from being original but it was undoubtedly reformed by the two
Germans above named. The German organ of the sect was The Oriflamme.
It was no vain beast on the part of the writer in The Equinox
to name all the orders as concentrated in the O.T.O. for proof
has been obtained that both Karl Kellner and Theodor Reuss were,
among a host of others, in close Masonic relationship with John
Yarker, William Wynn Westcott, Supreme Magus of Societas Rosicruciana
in Anglia, a Warden of the Grand Lodge of England, Papus of the
Apparently all concurred in the formation of the esoteric doctrine
of the Order of Oriental Templars. In the Bibliotheque Nationale
in Paris, is filed a document dated 1917, containing the constitution
and certain information concerning the O.T.O. It states that ‘The
Ancient Order of Oriental Templars,’ an organization formerly
known as The Hermetic Brotherhood of Light, has been re-organized
As evidenced by the Reuss papers, one may gather that the O.T.O.
has existed since 1902. Prior to 1917, the official date of its
foundation, it was a secret organization, operating under Ancient
and Accepted Scottish Rites, acting, as these papers indicate,
as the link between this organization and the various unofficial
occult groups. Article IV, Section 3 of the constitution of the
O.T.O. provides that “The person (male or female) filling
this office (head) shall serve for life or until his or her resignation,” and
Article IV, Section 4, provides that “The person filling
this office shall appoint his or her successor.”
The prominent persons connected with this organization at its
start were: John Yarker, William Wynn Westcott, Papus, Karl Kellner,
Theodor Reuss, MacGregor Mathers, Franz Hartmann, and Aleister
Crowley. Apart from its secret phallic doctrine, the O.T.O. seeks
to unite with a revival of Gnosticism, the study of the Jewish
Cabala, Esoteric Lamaism and Indian Yogism. It seeks to extract
from their combined doctrines, the practical application of Eastern
Sorcery and Western Witchcraft, wherein medicine and hypnotism
occupy a place of prime importance, serving solely materialistic
The reader can always be referred to the press for descriptions
of the practices of the present Chief of the Order, who was obliged
to leave Italy following an investigation into his magic practices
at Cefalu near Palermo in Sicily. Calling himself ‘The
Master Therion,’ Aleister Crowley is also known under the
name of Frater Perdurabo, and, from his own extravagant writings,
we know that he looks upon himself to be the reincarnation of
Eliphas Levi, etc., etc.
To give the reader a feeble idea of the perversion of the O.T.O.,
we quote the following:
“The blood is the life. This simple statement is explained
by the Hindus by saying that the blood is the principal vehicle
of vital Prana. There is some ground for the belief that there
is a definite substance, not isolated as yet, whose presence
makes all the difference between life and dead matter.” (Magick,
published 1913, pg. 93.)
“It would be unwise to condemn as irrational the practice
of those savages who tear the heart and liver from an adversary,
and devour them while yet warm. In any case, it was the theory
of the ancient Magicians, that any living being is a storehouse
of energy varying in quantity according to its mental and moral
character. At the death of the animal, this energy is liberated
“The animal should therefore be killed within the Circle,
or the Triangle, as the case may be, so that its energy cannot
escape. An animal should be selected whose nature accords with
that of the ceremony --- thus, by sacrificing a female lamb one
would not obtain any appreciate quantity of the fierce energy
useful to a Magician that was invoking Mars. In such a case,
a ram would be more suitable. And this ram should be virgin ---
the whole potential of its original total energy should not have
been diminished in any way. For the highest spiritual working
one must accordingly choose that victim which contains the greatest
and purest force. A male child of perfect innocence and high
intelligence is the most satisfactory and suitable victim.
“For evocations it would be more convenient to place the
blood of the victim in the Triangle, the idea being that the
spirit might obtain from the blood this subtle but physical substance
which was the quintessence of its life in such a manner as to
enable it to take on a visible and tangible shape. Those magicians
who object to the use of blood have endeavored to replace it
with incense. For such a purpose, the incense of Abramelin may
be burnt in large quantities.
“But the bloody sacrifice, though more dangerous, is more
efficacious; and for nearly all purposes, human sacrifice is
the best. The truly great Magician will be able to use his own
blood, or possibly that of a disciple, and that without sacrificing
the physical life irrevocably.”
--- The Master Therion, Magick, pg. 97, note.
To such persons as have read in L’Elue du Dragon,
page 43, the description of the first impressions of Clotilde
Bersone (Comtesse de Coutanceau) afterwards the Inspiree (Seeress)
of the Grande Lodge des Illumines de Paris, the following note
by ‘The Master Therion’ will be of interest:
“It is here desirable to warn the reader against the numerous
false orders which have impudently assumed the name of Rosicrucian.
The Masonic Societas Rosicruciana is honest and harmless; and
makes no false pretences; if its members happen as a rule to
be pompous busybodies, enlarging the borders of their phylacteries,
and scrupulous about cleaning the outside of the cup and the
platter; if the masks of the Officers in their Mysteries suggest
the Owl, the Cat, the Parrot, and the Cuckoo, while the robe
of their Chief Magus is a Lion’s skin, that is their affair.” [The
Master Therion, Magick, pg. 97, note.]
Animal masks referred to above as being used in the mysteries
of the Rosicrucian Order are indeed also described by Clotilde
Bersone in L’Elue du Dragon. They were a distinctive
feature of the Masonic gathering in the Grand Lodge of the Illumines
d’Orient at Constantinople at which she claims to
have been present. It is even suggested by Miss Murray in The
Witchcult in Western Europe that most of the legends of transformations
of witches into cats, horses, and other animals arose from the
references by other witches to craft adepts by the costumes and
masks these had worn during the witchcraft ceremonies. Thus again,
the witchcraft of the Middle Ages is reflected in the occultism
The philosophical teachings of the O.T.O. seem to be adequately
summarized by its leader in the following sentence: “This
is in fact the formula of our Magick; we insist that all acts
must be equal; that existence exerts a right to exist; that unless
evil is a mere term expressing some relation of haphazard hostility
between forces equally self-justified, the universe is as inexplicable
and impossible as uncompensated action; that the orgies of Bacchus
and Pan are no less sacramental than the Masses of Jesus; that
the scars of syphilis are sacred and worthy of honour as such.”
Eliphas Levi, quoting from the Oupnek’hat, the
standard Indian book on Magic (Histoire de la Magie, pg. 76),
outlines the same moral code:
“It is permissible to lie in order to facilitate marriage
and in order to exalt the virtues of a Brahmin or the qualities
of a cow.
“God is truth and in him light and darkness are one. He
who knows that never lies, for, if he wishes to lie, his lie
becomes the truth.
“Whatever sin he commits, whatever evil work he does,
he is never guilty. Even should he be twice parricide, even though
he should have killed a brahmin initiated into the mysteries
of the Vedas, whatever he may do, his light is never less, for,
says God, ‘I am the universal soul, in me are good and
evil to correct one another.’ He who knows that is never
a sinner; he is universal, as I am myself.”
--- Oupnek’hat, instruction 108, pgs. 85 and
92 of the first volume of the translation by Anquetil.
Is this not the ever recurring dogma of Manichean Dualism?
Every effort is made to attract wealthy people, mostly women,
to the ‘Profess Houses’ of the Order of O.T.O. In
these centres, where the ‘Nudity cult’ and other
eccentricities are cultivated, the victims become quickly amenable
to the insinuating suggestions of such as covet their worldly
goods. To enhance its attractiveness to the public, the system
is represented as embodying the secret knowledge which leads
to material success. Playing on the egotistical instincts of
humanity, the O.T.O. attracts within its orbit all those who,
with inordinate ambition and limited capacity, hope in some nebulous
way, through the Glorification of self, to save humanity.
There seems no doubt that the head of the O.T.O. is justified
in saying that this order reigns above all others as, everything,
from political espionage to blackmail may emanate from it. Like
numerous organizations such as Mazdaznans and Rudolph Steiner’s
Anthroposophism, it lays great stress upon the physical culture
and rhythmic movements. Pretences of producing renewed youth
and vigour attracts many adepts. Moreover, it promises its initiates
the attainment of their ambition and desires. The ‘Do what
thou wilt’ applies to this in an ambigious manner. The
initiates of ‘Fountainbleu,’ under the hypnotic power
of a certain Oriental, said by some to be an Armenian and by
others a Jew, have offered the spectacle of automata performing
movements, dances, etc., under the will of their master. It was
even said that under the will of the new Svengali, voiceless
people sang beautifully and in artistic personalities worked
as well as renowned artists and sculptors.
Advertising the accomplishment of such feats attracted many
people to Fountainbleu. What actually took place there has several
times been revealed before the French law courts and in articles
written by erstwhile inmates of this institution. As to the American
house of the same type, the scandalous happenings taking place
within its precincts have sometimes been reported in the press.
Yet to the amazement of a great many, such places as the ‘Abode
of Love,’ in England, the ‘House of Rest’ at
Nyack in America, and Gourgief’s establishment in Fountainbleu
On entering the O.T.O., aspirants must acquiesce in the complete
subordination of their ‘will’ to that of ‘Unknown
Superiors.’ This provision places them entirely in the
power of the ‘Order’ and its secret chiefs. Under
occult dominion, Art, Music, and Politics all tend to the same
end: confusion, a calculated and induced confusion: for minds
that are confused will obey and bow to the hidden masters!
The rule of the Triangle and the Ellipse, together with a crude
Geometry in modern art, is the rule of Masonry in aesthetics.
Standing before a meaningless Cubist canvas at an art exhibition
one day, a puzzled amateur asked “But what does it mean?” To
which the painter replied, “It’s not a question of
what it means, it’s a question of what is its effect on
Consciously or unconsciously, the artist spoke the truth. Psychiatrists
tell us that this school of insidious humbug is simply an elaboration
of the policy of the interruption of ideas leading to
total incoherence and madness. ‘Cubist’ art is an
effort to produce certain psychic effects obtainable by optical
illusion. Beauty has nothing at all to do with it. The cubist
school is not in the realm of art at all. It belongs to that
of medicine and psychic science. Those who forget that this devastating
fad of ‘The Interrupted Idea’ can be extended to
music, literature, and every other phase of human effort, do
so at their peril.
A mind that is positive cannot be controlled. For the purposes
of occult dominion, minds must therefore be rendered passive
and negative in order that control may be achieved. Minds consciously
working to a definite end are a power, and power can oppose power
for good or for evil. The scheme for world dominion might be
doomed by the recognition of this principle alone, but, as it
is unfortunately unrecognized, it remains unchallenged.
Destruction, Materialism, Imposition. These are the three points
of Albert Pike, and they seem to be ruling the world today.
Miller, Edith Starr – Occult Theocrasy, pgs. 571-581.
Lady Queenborough (Edith Starr Miller), 1933
The foregoing pages have had for object to show how, whether
open or secret, a great many secret societies, Masonic and non-Masonic,
of good or evil intent, seem to function towards the same goal
under centralized leadership.
This book claims to be an endeavor to prove that:
- Owing to their union, all secret societies, whether
political, philanthropic or occult in appearance, serve a political
purpose unknown to the majority of their members.
- The power wielded by such societies is real and its character
- Regardless of their exoteric objects, the esoteric aims of
most societies are all directed towards the same end --- namely
the concentration of political, economic, and intellectual
power into the hands of a small group of individuals, each
of whom controls a branch of the International life, material
and spiritual, of the world today.
The main branches thus controlled are:
- The International Banking Groups and their subsidiaries.
- International, industrial, and commercial control groups
with their interlocking directorates.
- Education, Art, Literature, Science, and Religion as vehicles
of intellectual and moral perversion.
- The Groups already organized throughout different countries
for the study of International affairs political, financial,
- The International Press, the medium used to mould public
- The Political party organizations of each nation, whether
conservative, liberal, radical, socialist, etc. existing in
every country with parliamentary administration.
- Internationally organized corruption, the white-slave traffic,
vice and drug-rings, etc.
Any one of the branches above enumerated has innumerable ramifications
and the control of even the least of them cannot be obtained
without money. Money therefore becomes one of the most powerful
levers in the hands of men who form the controlling groups. Thus
does research in the realm of Finance become indispensable to
the students bent upon tracing the real power behind universal
control. This power, they will find, is wholly in the hands of
the international Jewish financiers.
Glancing at the body frame of all political organizations, do
we not perceive that MONEY is its main sinew? It would not sound
preposterous to state that the electoral system is similar to
that of auction, insomuch as it favours the highest bidder. In
election campaigns, the successful candidate is not necessarily
the most deserving or worthy of votes, but too frequently he
who was able to buy the greater number of votes. Votes are captured
by slogans, propaganda, and not unfrequently, bribery. Only an
infinitesimal percentage among them will ever strive to find
out the power or powers behind the candidate, and by whom he
is, in effect, controlled.
Yet the importance of such an investigation is both obvious
and necessary, for it is a proven fact that candidates to parliament
in one country have sometimes been controlled by a man, or a
group of men, in another country inimical to their own. If political
control is international it must of necessity be subversive of
Patriotism. If it holds in its power the reckless forces of Socialism
and Communism, it must be subversive of social order and the
promoter of revolution. If spiritual control is anti-Christian,
Gnostic and occult, it must be subversive of Christianity and
Religion. If it directs vice rings of all kinds, it must aim
at the destruction of the moral, intellectual and physical strength
of the human race.
If, in conclusion, Finance is power and as such is concentrated
in one point, it is the arbiter of War and Peace, Life and Death,
Welfare and Wretchedness, Prosperity and Ruin. Everything and,
it is sad to say, almost everybody, has a price and can be bought
though not always with money. Men who today wield financial power
have long since based their system of purchase on this axiom.
Far be it from us to suggest that there are no idealists in every
walk of life for whom the pursuit of either patriotism, religious
mysticism, or philanthropy is unadulterated. On the contrary,
we shall go as far as to say that such people become the best
tools in the hands of the plotters by whom they are led to believe
that disinterested material help will be given them for the attainment
of their ideals or aims. The study of secret revolutionary societies
will show many examples of remarkable cases of self sacrifice
on the part of the genuine idealists. Subversives of either religious,
social, and political order have ever known how to make use of
such people by instilling into them the super religion of the
secret. It is against this ‘secret’ that the fight
should be waged. If the aims of secret societies are good, one
fails to see the need for their secret oaths and initiations.
The ‘light’ they promise, should, like the sun, shine
To use the words of Christ: “Who lighteth a candle and
putteth it under a bushel?”
Masonic and secret societies need light.
Hence, Light should be thrown upon them from without that their
secrets may be revealed.
As to ‘Toleration’ --- indiscriminate toleration
preached at random, it should be considered one of the exoteric
bases upon which are erected subversive creeds. Recognizing as
they do the practical power of thought, sects induce their novices
to surrender their use of this power whose normal function, guided
by the individual conscience, is to discriminate between good
and evil in order to oppose the latter. Thus, they create a dangerous
negative state of mind as opposed to the Christian or positive
[state of mind]. The individual when robbed of his initiative
can easily be swayed and guided by the will of others. Therein
resides the power of hypnotism and in this wise the shibboleth
of ‘toleration’ which, in fact, paralyzes opposition
to evil, serves an esoteric purpose suspected by few.
If the contents of this book may help in safeguarding the young
and the unwary against falling into the pitfalls set by agents
of subversive sects, its author will not have labored in vain.
The work is far from being completed. It claims, in fact, to
be only an attempt in the direction of inexhaustible research
work upon the coordination of the aims of all societies whether
political or occult. It is to be hoped that others, and may they
be many, will begin to work where this book ends, for:
“The harvest is great indeed, but the laborers are
Miller, Edith Starr – Occult Theocrasy, pgs. 661-666.
Appendix III: Masonic and Pagan Symbolism
Lady Queenborough (Edith Starr Miller), 1933
Translated extract from a document addressed to all the Supreme
Councils of Scottish Rites of the world by Albert Pike. Delivered
in Paris, October 1885. Quoted by Domenico Margiotta in Le
Culte de la Nature dans la Franc-maconnerie Universelle (pg.
D .’. M .’. J .’.
The order demands the immediate enforcement of the D .’.
M .’. J .’. nevertheless (Deus Meumque Jus).
At different epochs of the life of the nations which have the
good fortune of possessing an active Supreme Council, and from
1820 onwards, certain similar communications have been made to
certain chosen members of the Grand Consistories and Supreme
Councils respectively. It is necessary to give the secret of
Exoterically D .’. M .’. J .’. are the initials
of the motto of the 33rd degree. Deus Meumque Jus = Dieu et mon
Esoterically D .’. M .’. J .’. are the initials
of the words, Destruction, Materialism, Imposition, which “Impose
Destruction upon everything which resists Materialism.”
The three points .’. mean that the Masonic work of Destruction,
Materialism, and Imposition is triple:
Destruction of Supernaturalism, of Authority, and of Anti-Masonic
Materialism of Conscience, of Education, and of the State.
Imposition on the Family, on the Nation, and on Humanity.
Consequently, the order to enforce practically the D .’.
M .’. J .’. nevertheless means.
By every means, whatever they may be, one must Impose first
on the Family, and then on the Nation in order to achieve the
aim of imposing on Humanity.
- Destruction of Supernaturalism, there where the Conscience
has not been reached by Masonic Materialism.
- The Destruction of Authority, there where Education has not
been reached by Masonic Materialism.
- The Destruction of Anti-Masonry, there where the State has
not been reached by Masonic Materialism.
Miller, Edith Starr – Occult Theocrasy, pgs. 709-710.