Issue 6 January 1996

The purpose of this newsletter is to help stop secretive organizations and groups from abusing others and to help those who have been allegedly abused by the Masons, Mormons, government agencies and other secretive groups.

This newsletter is not a substitute for other ways of recovering from ritual abuse. Readers should use caution while reading this newsletter. If necessary, make sure other support systems are available during and after reading this newsletter.

The resources mentioned in this newsletter are for educational value only. Reading the books cited may or may not help your recovery process, so use caution when reading any book or contacting any resource mentioned in this newsletter. Some may have a religious or other agenda that may be separate from your own recovery process. Others may have valuable information on the Masons and other organizations, but have triggers or be somewhat sympathetic to those organizations. Resources listed, quoted and individual articles, etc. and their writers do not necessarily support all or any of the views mentioned in this newsletter. Also, the views, facts and opinions mentioned in this newsletter are solely the opinions of the authors and are not necessarily the opinions of this newsletter or its editor.

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“The Greatest Revenge is to Heal, then turn around and Help Someone Else.” – from Working in the VINEYARD

Here is a quotation I found in literature I received from some people fighting totalitarianism.

“One basic truth can be used as a foundation for a mountain of lies, and if we dig down deep enough in the mountain of lies, and bring out that truth, to set it on top of the mountain of lies; the entire mountain of lies will crumble under the weight of that one truth, and there is nothing more devastating to a structure of lies than the revelation of the truth upon which that structure of lies was built, because the shock waves of the revelation of the truth reverberate, and continue to reverberate throughout the Earth for generations to follow, awakening even those people who had no desire to be awakened to the truth” – Delamer Duverus

Journal Article Review
The following article (written by S.M.A.R.T.) is compiled from information and quotes from the journal article “Deviant Scriptualism and Ritual Satanic Abuse Part Two: Possible Masonic, Mormon, Magick, and Pagan Influences,”by professor Stephen A. Kent, Department of Sociology, University of Alberta, Edmonton (Canada). His article was originally published by Religion (1993) 23, 355-367, c 1993 Academic press Limited. At the end of this article, further information about the author and journal will follow this article.

Warning: this article contains descriptions of rituals, please read with caution.

“…This study compares portions of people’s accounts (using interviews and diaries from several alleged survivors), with doctrinal precedents for satanic ritual souse in deviant interpretations of Masonic, Mormon, Magick and Pagan traditions… Just as parts of the Bible may provide direct inspiration or justification for satanic worshipers, so too may some of these same parts provide additional sanctification of satanic worship through aberrant Freemasonry.” (Page 355) (An important distinction to be made here is that S.M.A.R.T. believes Satanism (or Luciferianism) may be one of the core belief systems of Freemasonry, and many upper degree Masons may practice Satanism (or Luciferianism) and ritual abuse in some form.)

“…. at least five survivors from allegedly three separate groups have indicated that male ritual abusers whom they remember were also Masons” (S.M.A.R.T. note: other studies have shown incidences of Masons allegedly ritually abusing children as high as 33 percent of the total number of reported cases of ritual abuse, see S.M.A.R.T. Issue #1).”One person specifically recalls a satanic catechism session that seemingly took place in a Masonic lodge.” (Page 355)

The article goes on to discuss the word “Jahbulon,” which is used in the 13th and 17th degrees of the Scottish rite. Masons agree this word is compounded of the names of three deities, the middle word Ba’al, and the original Masons that devised the word in the 1830’s knew the word Ba’al ‘was the devil’. “…with this mythological interpretation now in place, one easily could see how deviant Freemasons could either sanctify practices involving child-sacrifice to Ba’al or Molech or perhaps could be inspired to engage in them.” (Page 356)

Freemasonry believes that King Solomon directed the Masons in the construction of their temple. In the Biblical passage 1 Kings 11: 4-8, King Solomon “turned to the worship of Ashtoreth and Molech when he reached old age.” (Page 356) In the Bible, these gods are seen as evil.

“If, however, Masonic deviants wanted to find an allusion to Satan in their rituals, then they would be able to do so in the reference made in the third degree ritual to ‘that bright morning star’ which, biblically, was “Lucifer, son of the morning.’ (Isaiah 14:12) (page 356)

“…Masons frequently are willing to rent their lodges to appropriate individuals or organizations, and few if any questions would he asked about a fellow ‘brother’ who used the facilities (along with a few ëassociates’) from time to tine. Satanic rituals could occur in Masonic lodges (as at least some survivors suggest in their stories) without respectable members knowing anything about them.” (Page 357)

S.M.A.R.T. editor’s note: I remember several (at least three or four rooms and one very large room, with hundreds of people) rooms in the basement of the Masonic lodge allegedly used for torture, terrifying, raping, brainwashing and murder. Most of these rooms could not be used for anything else.

“The Masonic critic, Martin Short, observed that “(t)he works of Albert Pike… and Aleister Crowley show that men preoccupied with paganism, the devil, and the occult are attracted to Masonry, if only (as in Crowley’s case) on the way to somewhere else.” (Page 357) Kent’s article provides support for charges that Crowley was a Satanist, including his misogyny, his belief in sexual magick, his use of vaginal fluids, “…he provided instructions about worshipping a god of War and Vengeance, Ra-Hoor-Khuit … (King, 1977, p.135). He indicated that (t)he best blood (for use in worship) is of the noon, monthly; then the fresh blood of a child…. Crowley recorded that devotees were to “(s)acrifice cattle big and little; after a child’ (Crowley, 1972 p. 311)” (page 357). An evil spirit named Mercury informed Crowley and his magickal partner, Victor Neuberg, “‘that the supreme act of sexual magic involved the rape, ritual murder, and dissection into nine pieces of the body of a young girl. The resulting chunks of flesh were to be offered as sacrifices to the immortal gods'” (King, 1977, p. 85) (page 358)

Louise (a pseudonym), whose father was a Mason, remembers at age 3, “being sexually assaulted by a man in a crimson robe that her father brought to her. She also recalls an incident where she was placed on top of a white set of three steps . . . and sexually assaulted by numerous men. She also recalls seeing a young girl sacrificed and dismembered next to her on a table. Furthermore, she spoke about another incident in which thirteen men each placed an object into her vagina and caught the resultant blood and additional discharges in a container (Louise, 1992)” (page 357) Kent claims that Crowley’s rituals may provide an explanation for this.

Kent’s article also shows possible connections between deviant Mormonism and Satanism. (S.M.A.R.T. note: Several Mormon rituals were “borrowed” from Masonic rituals.) “The strongest (but not definitive) evidence that satanic rituals are being conducted in the context of deviant Mormonism appears in an internal memo about ‘ritualistic child abuse’ written by a Mormon bishop…. Bishop Glenn L. Pace …. indicated that he had “met with sixty victims. That number could be twice or three times as many if I did not discipline myself to only one meeting per week… All sixty individuals are members of the church. Forty-five victims allege witnessing and/or participating in human sacrifice. The majority were abused by relatives, often their parents.” (Pace, 1990 p. 1, reprinted in Utah Lighthouse Ministry, 1991 p.3) . . . The alleged perpetrators were Mormons, often ones in prominent church positions.” (Page 358) These included Young Women and Young Men leaders and members of the Tabernacle Choir.

“Many sections of standard Mormon scriptures recount incidences of individuals or groups receiving and using esoteric teachings reportedly from Satan in order to further their worldly power and domain…. In . . . the ‘Moses’ section of “Pearl of Great Price,” Cain receives secret, world-empowering teachings from Satan.” (Page 359) Some of these ‘teachings’ involve murder as a way of achieving worldly gain.

He discusses the ‘secret combinations’ which supposedly help users gain worldly power. He cites the Gadianton robbers in the “Book of Mormon” (Helaman 6:23) as an example. “Thus, standard Mormon scriptures describe a group of people who had secret teachings from Satan that included requirements of ‘secret murder’. They believed that these secrets gave them worldly power, and they passed along this esoteric knowledge to their children. Although these passages do not describe child sacrifice, other passages in Mormon scriptures do.” (Page 360) Examples cited are “Pearl of Great Price’s” Abraham 1:7 and “Book of Mormon” 4:14, 4:15 and 2:3 (for greater powers).

Deviant Mormons also might use as a source of alleged abuse the image of Satan teaching doctrines to Adam and Eve, while Satan claims he is ‘God of this world’ (Temple Ceremony in Sackett, 1982, p. 33) (page 360)

“According to Mormon theology, spirits need bodies to inhabit in order to develop to perfection, so that the fall of Adam and Eve… was a ‘good’ development…” (page 361) He cites “Book of Mormon 2 Nephi 2: 22-25 as a source.

“Easily deviant Mormons could attempt at face value Lucifer’s claim that he is the ‘God of this world” and devise an altered Temple Ceremony to venerate him (as the accounts that both Pace and I have heard suggested has happened)” (page 362)

The article concludes with a section on Egyptian and Pagan influences, followed by a final section on the reality of the occurrence of ritual abuse and its possible connection to spiritual deviance. No specific conclusions are drawn, but sources such as the False Memory Syndrome Foundation, Jones, 1991 and Loftus and Ketchamp, p. 1991 are mentioned as possible explanations for ritual abuse memories not occurring and/or being “contaminated.” “While I concede the point to skeptics that alleged victims might use the sane passages that I identified to fabricate or otherwise construct false memories, I remain unconvinced that many of the people with whom I have worked had sufficient scriptural exposure to have done so…. It is entirely possible that intergenerational Satanists do exist . . . we cannot know what (if any) relationship exist between actual perpetrators’ satanic and the religious justifications that exist for them… (assuming, of course, that they are real).” (Page 364)

I believe this article is an excellent source of objective information for those exploring scriptural connections to ritual abuse. But, the article does not conclusively state that ritual abuse does occur and does not tie it directly to the Masonic and Mormon organizations.

S.M.A.R.T. wants to thank Stephen Kent for his permission to use quotes from this article and for his research on these important issues. Other articles available are “Deviant Scripturalism and Ritual Satanic Abuse – Part One: Possible Judeo Christian Influences and Diabolic Debates; A Reply to David Frankfurter and J.S. Lafontaine.” The second article is a follow-up and answer to criticisms of his Deviant Scripturalism articles. Copies of these articles can be obtained from Stephen Kent at the University of Alberta, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, 5-21 HM Tory Building, Edmonton, Canada, T6G 2H4. (FAX 403-492-7196) Stephen Kent is also looking for more information and accounts, especially those that lead to verification, in order to silence the critics. Please send this information to the same address.

The journal Religion can be obtained by writing Academic Press Limited, High Street, Foots Cray, DAl4 5BP England.

1998 editor’s note: I (definitely) and other survivors may have seen the “alleged” ritual abuse of children and people in Masonic lodges by lodge members. This was not a deviant group of outsiders, but possibly an “inner” group possibly using the “outer” group as a cover for their activities.

Survivor Article

The next article was sent to us by Kim, a subscriber that has submitted several other articles.

Please use caution while reading this article. Several rituals are described in detail. The article has been edited for legal reasons.

Please note: all facts are alleged.

I have terrible memories of (alleged) Masonic abuse, including orgies where I would serve refreshments while naked, cold and scared and be molested and raped; ceremonies involving robes, chanting, candles, many many people, the “sacrifice” (torture and murder) of animals and babies, and not so-holy “communion” (cannibalism) having to perform on stage naked and in various costumes (Greek, Roman, Victorian), usually sexual, including strip tease, alone and with co-performers; and sadistic torture and abuse. But my worst, most scary memories, are of being “rented out” by the Masons.

I would be taken to the basement of the Masonic Lodge, where there were lots of animals in cages, then through a long underground tunnel which exited onto a small paved square which served as an airport. It was only big enough for craft which landed coning straight down, like a helicopter. The airport was bordered on two sides by the building – the invisible (hill-covered) tunnel end where we exited and an adjacent wall on the left which extended further, I think the back of the visible portion of the building which served as a front or facade. The airport was enclosed opposite the tunnel exit by a brick wall holding back a hill, but on the right I can’t quite see the boundary. I think it is a steep ramp or driveway going up the hill. It is a wooded area, very isolated and well hidden.

Sometimes I was (allegedly) prostituted by my Masonic pimps for military, police, politician parties. One time I remember I’m sure was for a party because I remember us little girls walking along the cold, dimly lit tunnel wearing bright, frilly two-piece bathing suits and feeling “silly, giggly, sexy” from the drug they’d given us. And I remember a party with the men wearing Greek and Roman togas (I could never tell the difference) gathered around a beautiful pool with a sumptuous feast at an extravagant estate – perhaps part of the sane memory disrupted by the scary trip to the estate.

Sometimes I was (allegedly) rented for military experimentation which, despite the sadistic sexual brutality of the parties, was much worse. I would be turned over to military men who came in helicopters and “aliens” who came in “saucers.” This latter may be a screen memory implanted by the military and Masons to increase terror and assure disbelief if I tried to tell and ask for help. The military was and is very adept at using high-tech mind control technology, mind and mood altering drugs, hypnosis, etc., which they have developed through secret experiments on unwary citizens and soldiers – and on wary but defenseless children, bought or rented from cults, including the Masons.

However, the military (many of whom are Masons) has long been quite capable of designing and manufacturing “saucers” which move in abrupt, directed motion, including straight up and down, high-tech materials, etc. all kept secret under the guise of “national security.” I do not know whether “aliens” exist. After all, humans have been to the moon. But whether it is only a military base or something more, Area 51 exists. It is not a myth.

Whatever their nature, I indict all those who violate the integrity of other beings. I judge a person’s (and species’) “advanced” or “evolved” status not by technological ability or power but by ethical behavior including respect, compassion and honesty.

S.M.A.R.T. wants to thank Kim for sending us this article, and encourages other survivors of alleged Masonic and other related forms of abuse to sen us articles with their written permission to print then as well.

Mormon Article
The next article shows the possible connections between Mormonism and Satanic Ritual Abuse. Most of the information for this article was published by the Utah Lighthouse Ministry, a group that publishes newsletters and books exposing the Mormons and their practices. S.M.A.R.T. has decided to publish this information due to the similarities between Mormon and Masonic rituals.

Warning: Rituals are described in detail, read with caution.

Please note: all unproven allegations are alleged.

The following information is taken from “Evolution of the Mormon Temple Ceremony 1842 – 1990” by Jerald and Sandra Tanner.

From pages 143-151 (appendix C), the Tanners show that Joseph Smith was originally a Mason. Because the Mormons made “small innovations” in the rituals, they were no longer allowed to have a Masonic lodge.

“There can be no question that the “Five points of Fellowship” were derived from Freemasonry.” (Page 29) Mormons in Utah were not allowed to join the Masons because “Joseph Smith stole part of the Masonic ritual and included it in his temple ceremony.” (Page 144). The book also shows similarities between the Mormon “The First Token of Aaronic Priesthood” and the Masonic oath in the First Degree, and “The Second Token of the Aaronic Priesthood” and the Masonic Second degree. Other similarities are shown between other grips, vows, signs, use of aprons, anointing ceremonies, etc. “Other parallels … could be shown, but these should be sufficient to convince the reader that Joseph Smith borrowed from the Masons when he established the endowment ceremony.” (Page 148)

The following information comes from “Satanic Ritual Abuse and Mormonism” by Jerald and Sandra Tanner. In the book the Tanners discuss a secret memo from the church written on July 19, 1990 by Bishop Glenn L. Pace to the “Strengthening Church Members Committee” on the subject of Ritualistic Child Abuse. The memo is found on pages 7 – 18. Here are some excerpts from the memo.

“I have met with Sixty victims. That number could be twice or three times as many if I did not discipline myself to only one meeting per week… All sixty individuals are members of the church. Forty-five victims allege witnessing or participating in human sacrifice. The majority were abused by relatives, often their parents . . . One individual has memories of participating in rituals as a full-time missionary… Children are put in a situation where they believe they are going to die–such as being buried alive or being placed in a plastic bag and immersed in . . . the abusers tells the child to pray to Jesus . . . and nothing happens . . . then she is rescued… (by) a representative of … they remember robes and candles… seeing other …babies …children are baptized by blood. They have been brainwashed with drugs, hypnosis, and other means to become suicidal as soon as they start to tell their secrets. They have been threatened… that if they don’t do what they are told their brother or sister… (or) parents will die… They have told me the positions in the Church of members who are perpetrators… Young Women leaders, Young Men leaders, bishops, a patriarch, a stake president, temple workers and members of the Tabernacle Choir… Assuming each one comes from a coven of 13, we are talking about the involvement of 800 or so … on the Wasatch Front…”

The following information comes directly from Merradyth McCallister. She (allegedly) came from a family of generational incest. She was raised by her father in Salt Lake City and (allegedly) incested by him until she was 17 years old. Her father’s grandfather was from Kentucky and was a Mason, her father’s aunt from Nevada was in Eastern Star.

Her daughter in a Logan County Police Report reported that a bishop (twice) and his wife (once) (allegedly) raped and drugged her between the ages of 12 and 13 at a Christian girl’s camp.

Betty Rhoton, the mother of Cinda Rhoton, was (allegedly) drugged, tortured and ritually abused by the Mormons and helped Cinda Rhoton escape from the Mormons. Betty and Cinda witnessed the (alleged) torture and rape of the children by the same bishop and his wife.

The following information comes from “Occult Ritual Abuse – Fact or Fantasy?” also written by Jerald and Sandra Tanner. The information comes from Chapter VIII -Ritual Abuse in Oklahoma and a lot of the information was originally submitted by Merradyth and Jack McCallister of Oklahoma City (pages 179-198).

“In June of 1963, my husband Jack, had (allegedly) been sexually molested by his bishop (a bishop of the Oklahoma Ward who died in the 1960’s) for two years between 15 – 17… In June of 1993, our son, Scott, was 23 years old and recently returned from an honorable mission. He told my husband about (allegedly) being sexually molested between the age of 15 – 17 by the same bishop as Rhoton’s children…In September of 1993, the three of us talked to our Stake President. He threatened us to “either stop talking to Church members about this or I’ll draw up the papers to have you excommunicated.”

“…we went to the police and filed felony charges against Ron Phelps….they believed Scott and recognized the deception used by typical pedophiles with multiple….a criminal background check revealed Ron Phelps had been arrested for indecent exposure prior to being called as bishop in 1980 (the charges were later dropped). He was recently arrested in an Oklahoma University restroom in Norman, Ok. on December 3, 1993. He did ‘unlawfully, willfully and wrongly solicit, induce and entice one John Bishop, an undercover police officer, to commit an act of lewdness…”‘

Mr. McCallister, who also served as a Mormon bishop, claims that there were three other persons molested by Bishop Gardener . . . The Oklahoma newspaper, The Yukon review reported “Yukon’s Jack and Merradyth McCallister and fellow church member Mary Plourde, realizing they face excommunication for speaking out against the church, have accused Ron Phelps and other unnamed church leaders of ritually and sexually abusing children.”

“In a letter to another bishop, dated July 29, 1994, Mrs. McCallister wrote the following:….This issue is not about vengeance or forgiveness. I love my Church . . . 1 have decided if I can’t warn the parents within the system the only other choice is to warn them from sources outside the Church’s information network. I am willing to sacrifice my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints rather than be bound by silence from spiritual intimidation.”

“On August 2, 1994, the same bishop she wrote the letter to sent a letter to Mrs. McCallister informing her that she had been excommunicated…. Jack McCallister beat the church to the punch and withdrew his membership … he wrote: “… I refuse to place the reputation of the church ahead of the safety of our children. I refuse to protect (alleged) child sexual molesters in high places.”

“Another member of a Surrey Hills church has publicly accused church leaders of sexually abusing her children – both at the church and during youth group … Mary Plourde… believes her children have been abused since 1989 by the ex-bishop of the Surrey Hills church… (she was ) excommunicated … August 9, 1994”

“…church members who sided with … (Cinda Rhoton) have now implicated 15 to 20 other families in the church as being part of the alleged Satanic ring, and allegedly committing ritual abuse against the three children and herself… her children were kept in cages,…witnessed a ‘wicked’ witch stab a baby, and were forced to have oral sex with their father… she had been forced to prostitute herself… and had been a victim of mind control.” (The Surrey, Feb. 26, 1994)

“Cinda Rhoton … was interviewed on KFOR-TV. When she was asked if she had ever seen a baby killed, she replied, “Yes I have.” … treatment of the children: They tortured them with needles. They used ropes…. they also (allegedly) sexually abuse children… that sexual abuse was verified when Cinda Rhoton’s children were examined: “And, indeed, medical examinations of the children state sexual abuse. The eighteen-month old boy with rectal scarring, the four-year old boy with a hernia scar and an abrasion across the back of his head, and the five-year old girl with a callused vagina . . . The Piedmont Police chief, Don Payne… (said) ‘There’s not much doubt in my mind that the children were (allegedly) physically and sexually assaulted and molested and… (it) may have been in a cult or satanic manner, and may include multiple suspects.”‘

The following information comes from Cinda Rhoton’s court case against her husband, where she won custody of her children from him. (Pages 184 – 197)

In the court case, allegations of physical and verbal abuse against the husband are mentioned. He also threatened that her parents would kill her (Cinda) and threatened that someone would kill her youngest son.

“Kay Gillette, who worked with Cinda’s children, has a Master’s degree in psychology. She felt that it was likely they had been ritually abused… Gillette then graphically describes that Blake (Cinda’s three year old son) told her he was forced to perform oral sex on the man…. (Gillette also testifies) In ritual abuse…. cages are used because they are terrifying and because children are isolated. Sometimes they use cages to leave them for a long period of time where they don’t get to sleep and they don’t get to eat . . . whoever finally, quote, rescues the children from the cages… the child bends a little bit because they are so relieved to be out of the cages.”‘

“… Kay Gillette then said that Blake demonstrated with the dolls how his father had anal sex with him…” The children also had ropes put around their necks and much of the testimony is about the children being put in cages.

A witness testifies that Cinda was also put in cages and that she was given shots in the cages. One of the children also drew a picture showing the bishop previously mentioned as an alleged abuser in a robe with a pentagram on his head, and another drawing show the children and Cinda in cages. Several people also testified that Cinda was a battered woman.

The social worker Beula Love testifies, ‘Cinda is a very suggestible person. She grew up in an authoritarian home, she went to an authoritarian university. She was very compliant . . . she’s never been taught how to confront an issue’….Mind control certainly could have been a factor in her remaining in the relationship.

Dr. Richard Sternlof… PH.D. in clinical psychology from the university of Oklahoma, worked with Cinda and her children. (he testified):….Sad to say, that these things… have happened to these children. It’s not a fantasy, it’s not an imagination. It’s something that, in my opinion, very strongly believed that actually happened to the children…. (Heath’s (Cinda’s son) statement about the abuse) was done in a way and with the level of anxiety in this child that my clinical assessment would be that it was true.

A witness testified: “Dr. Sternlof claimed that Jennifer said her father forced oral sex upon then … what Kay Gillette, I think, told me was that when she (Jennifer) finished the drama, the baby was taken and the witch stabbed the baby and then put the baby in the ground.”

The case ended with a settlement that there would be no contact between the father and the children. The Piedmont Police Chief wanted to bring the abusers to justice. But “it would put a great deal of pressure on Cinda Rhoton and her children and could cause more trauma than they would be able to withstand…. It is certainly deplorable that crafty people can sexually abuse children to the point that they are unable to testify against those that have abused them.”

On page 162 and 163 of “Occult Ritual Abuse: Fact or Fantasy”, “a former Mormon…. claimed that his father was involved in Masonry when he was a child. … (they showed him) a copy of I) Duncan’s Masonic Ritual and Monitor. When he arrived at page 119… he was shaken to the core. The drawing on that page is supposed to represent…Hiram Abiff is shown lying blindfolded with a group of men encircling . . . lost control of himself and began to weep uncontrollably…. (he) explained that when he was young he went through the ritual pictured in the . . . The ritual he was forced to participate in was apparently something derived from Masonry that was extremely terrifying. Even though his father had broken some of his limbs, he felt that he loved him and eventually rescued …”

“When we discussed this… with Linda Walker, she stated that a Mormon woman had sent the same material from “Duncan’s Masonic Ritual and Monitor.” She alleged that the Mormon woman had also taken part in this type of ceremony and was actually buried alive . . . one of the victims of satanic ritual abuse claimed that the group his mother was involved with had combined elements of both Mormonism and Masonry into their ritual.” The Tanners conclude that they have no reason to believe that most Masons would have anything to do with this type of ritual abuse. (S.M.A.R.T. believes that many high ranking Masons may be involved in ritual abuse.)

S.M.A.R.T. wants to thank Jerald and Sandra Tanner from the Utah Lighthouse Ministry for their permission to use information from their books for this article. For more information, write: P.0. Box 1884, Salt Lake City, UT. 84110, 801-485-8894. S.M.A.R.T. also wants to thank Jack and Merradyth McCallister for all of their assistance and support in obtaining this information.

Movie Review

The following article is a movie review from Karen, a subscriber. Please use caution if you rent this video, it may be triggering.

I highly recommend the 1979 British-Canadian Sherlock Holmes mystery, “Murder by Decree.” It represents a fascinating perspective on the unsolved Jack the Ripper murders of Old London, with the Secret Order of the Freemasons as the accused.

The investigative skills, sociopolitical astuteness and personal compassion of Holmes and Watson, excellently played by Christopher Plumber and James Mason, balance a scary theme and grisly plot. Can be triggering – but validating! Available on video.

We want to thank Karen for her movie review. We welcome other readers to send in their reviews on movies, books, etc., especially those pertaining to the Masons.


The following letter was sent as a response to the S.M.A.R.T. article in Issue #4 of The Deadly Deception.

My best friend is a devout Christian who is active in the fight against child abuse, and one of my moral mentors is a Catholic woman who espouses and lives liberation theology. Both are missionaries. So when I read the information and descriptions of Masonic ritual quoted from The Deadly Deception by S.M.A.R.T., the statement that the book is Christian-based even encouraged me. In fact, I had previously read Stripped Naked by Christian survivor of satanic abuse Lauren Stratford (which she exposed in Satan’s Underground) and found it wonderful, supportive and helpful. So I was very disappointed, indeed repelled, by the book The Deadly Deception, which I found oppressive and revictimizing. S.M.A.R.T. reviewed the book “objectively.” I always approach a book “objectively,” but I read it subjectively and judge it as I read. I do not believe in “objectivity” any more than I believe in “blind justice.” This is not an “objective” world. Personally, I think the admonition to be “objective” is a con used by perps who want us to deny our feelings, our subjective truth -yet another silencer. Dominance, mind control and other oppressions are not just a matter of perspective. I have Christian, Muslin and Jewish friends and their religious perspectives differ but their ethics do not. I also have Christian, Muslin and Jewish enemies.

Jim Shaw, coauthor of The Deadly Deception was not a Christian is his youth, yet he states that he “kissed Jesus goodbye” during his first Masonic initiation. This is not only melodramatic, but dishonest.

His minimization of his WWI experience grossed me out. Apparently the brutality and slaughter of friend, foe and innocent victim doesn’t faze him – an indifference and inhumanity I remember in the Masons who abused me as a child. Despite an abusive initiation Shaw pursues Masonry because “I had a need to belong.” He does not explain why these needs prompted him to become a Mason rather than a Christian in the first place and prevented him from basing his choices on others’ ethical behavior, respect and integrity rather than authority, dogmas and the promise of rewards.

The authors also indict Masonic racism and exclusion of the “profane” while extolling Christian receptivity to the “unclean’ and the “pagan.”

My problem with this book is that it sounds more like the rhetoric of a political campaign between Democrats and Republicans than an indictment of (alleged) Masonic crimes against humanity, especially children. This book does not expose or even discuss child ritual abuse, so that our experiences as survivors are not even addressed.

I urge the readers of this letter to approach this book with caution for it seems to promote power over people rather than personal empowerment and freedom from oppression as espoused by Christians who worked in the Underground Railroad of the 19th Century, the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-2Oth Century and Liberation Theology in Latin America and the U.S. today.

I personally will continue to look for Christian-based (and secular) books that expose child ritual abuse by Masons and promote survivor empowerment and healing and freedom from programmed mind control, rather than submission to authority. – by Sarah

Editor’s Reply

S.M.A.R.T. wants to thank Sarah for her letter about the book review on The Deadly Deception. However, S.M.A.R.T.’s major purpose is to educate people about the dangers of alleged Masonic Ritual Abuse, most of which we have found to be Satanic in nature. Readers are warned in advance that all sources are for educational purposes only. That some may have a religious agenda of their own, or even be sympathetic to the Masons (not in this case, however).

It is a noble goal to want to eliminate all oppression and abuse in the world, and we hope that someday this is possible. But our goal is to stop the Masons, possibly one of the largest groups of oppressors and abusers in the world. A group that it has been alleged helped start the KKK and started the Mafia.

Also, the information produced by many Christian-based groups has been a major help in fighting the Masons. Unfortunately many survivor groups and newsletters have either pushed the issue under the rug or ignored it all together. One major survivor newsletter refuses to publish any information on the Masons at all. Several pro-survivor and anti-ritual abuse groups have refused to let S.M.A.R.T. run seminars at conferences about ritual abuse. Many of the Christian groups and books mentioned in this newsletter have been highly supportive of S.M.A.R.T.’s work and one has already asked us to speak at their conference.

In order to stop the Masons from ritually abusing, S.M.A.R.T. needs to use all the information and resources available to do this. We always invite criticism of our articles and approaches. However, we believe that in order to stop the Masons we must all work together.

1998 editor’s note: I believe it is better to choose a spiritual system with no mind control, rather than less mind control. This may entail developing your own spirituality instead of joining another group.
The next letter was sent to us by a survivor of Alleged Masonic Ritual Abuse. It is a response to a response (Issue 5, page 9) of her original letter (Issue 4, page 12).

To Karen Kay,

I do not confuse Christianity and Ritual Abuse. Ritual Abuse is a behavior. Christianity is a belief system.

Most people choose to belong to an organized religion, with its own book (or lore) of knowledge and law (Bible, Talmud, Koran, etc.) and a hierarchy which interprets and administers that belief system. I respect their right.

I choose to follow a personal, private belief system and not to join any organized religion – Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, etc. I expect for the same respect for my way.

I experienced love and kindness from the first moments of my life. I also experienced hatred and cruelty. I experienced the difference not in the other’s label but in their behavior.

I am tired of being judged, and in the survivor community patronized, because I am not Christian. I fight ritual abuse wherever I find it, whatever the system and whoever the perpetrator.


S.M.A.R.T. wants to thank Sarah for her letter. We also want to thank Karen Kay for her original letter, who as far as we can tell, did not mean to patronize Sarah, but meant to explain her point of view. S.M.A.R.T. always encourages dialogue between its readers. We hope that our readers that have different perspectives and different points of view on the topics of recovery, stopping ritual abuse and other pertinent issues can discuss these issues, so that our fight against ritual abuse will be even stronger.

The resources listed below are listed for educational purposes only. Some of them may be very helpful in your recovery process or your process of helping others. Others may be very triggering, so if necessary, make sure adequate support is available. As always, use caution when checking out and using any resource.

Please note: Listing of these resources does not necessarily constitute our endorsement of them. They are for educational value only and some may be triggering.

Please also note. Some of the conferences listed may not necessarily be safe for all survivors. S.M.A.R.T. recommends always bringing a support person to all conferences. If you are a survivor of mind control and/or ritual abuse, S.M.A.R.T. recommends that you try to bring a support person that is familiar with mind control techniques.

The book “Integrity” by Vicki Baker addresses the issues of recovery and integration.Compiled of buzz words from “abuse” to “integration,” and finally “integrity”: it illustrates how they can be applied to our own recovery with simple drawings depicting the meanings. The cost including shipping and handling is $12.00 and is available by writing Vicki Baker, P.O. 170774, Irving, TX 75O17-0774

“Into the Promised Land” by Deborah K. Speaks and Benjamin J. Boaz is a new approach in the recovery of Traumatic Abuse and Dissociative Disorders. The authors claim it can be used to help keep your system safe and that you can learn to view the Bible as a ready resource. Topics include: acceptance, safety, healing, feelings, spiritual warfare, boundaries, relationships and behaviors. For more information write: Journey Publications, 1316 Dallas Ave, Suite 67, Lancaster, TX. 75134, phone 214-227-9127, fax 214-228-4088.

Survivors of Incest Anonymous World Service Officehas published four new pieces of literature. They include: Backlash: Obstacles to Being Believed, Mirror for a Half-self: Ingest Survivors in Destructive Relationships, the First Step Inventory Workbook and Reparenting: Building a Relationship of Trust with Our Inner Child(ren).

SIA has 12-step, self-help support groups throughout the U.S. and in fourteen foreign countries. Call or write if you would like further information, P.O. Box 21817, Baltimore, Maryland, 410-282-3400.

Satanic Ritual Abuse and Secret Societiesis an 88 minute video tape researched by David Carrico (Followers of Jesus Christ). The existence of Satanic Ritual Abuse and Masonic Ritual Abuse are fully supported by facts, dates and court convictions. The video is Christian based with selections from the Bible. S.M.A.R.T. has decided to sell this unique video. S.M.A.R.T is non-sectarian and has religious affiliation. We highly recommend this video. The information in this video is invaluable in the fight against ritual abuse, the Masons and their ritual abuse and the backlash against the incest movement. It is very well researched and well done. To order, write SMART, and send a check for $20 + $3 (S H). (This tape is no longer available.)

Songs of Life, Love and Ritual Abuseis a 20 minute tape of songs written by a survivor of alleged Masonic ritual abuse. Two songs are about alleged Masonic ritual abuse. The tape was digitally recorded and mixed. The style is primarily folk/rock and it is primarily a solo effort. To order, write S.M.A.R.T. and send $3.50 + $1.50 S H (.50 additional S H for each extra tape). Please make out all checks to S.M.A.R.T.

In the magazine, Miracles, Number 12, Winter 1995, there is an article, “Against all Odds, My Healing from Ritual Abuse by Sonja Aguilar. The article is a good one. There is no mention of the Masons, and it may be triggering. Write: The Miracle Community Network, P.O. Box 181, S. Deerfield, Ma. 01373, 4l3-665-0555, FAX 4l3-665-4565.