Hanukkah, The War Against Homosexuals

Richard Salbato 12-08-2007

I have written four Newsletters in the last month regarding false apparitions and movements that had convictions of pedophilia, homosexual activity, ritualistic sexual orgies, and every other kind of debauchery. I have written about in the past how priests and seers involved in false apparitions going back 50 years were also involved in immoral sexual activity. Many new religious movements, some linked to private revelation, are also tied to sexual crimes like Life Teen, Legionaries of Christ, Seeds of Hope, Apostolic Formation Center, Missionary Society of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, and many more.  I hold emails and documentation that implies that almost every false apparition I have ever studied has some ties to illegal and/or immoral sexual conduct.

There are two things involved here: immoral sexual activity and direct communication with the “other world” over the teachings of the Church, or Gnosticism.  The object of this Newsletter is to show the source of these heresies and their justifications. You will be surprised to see that they go back before Christ to almost the time of Solomon, who allowed false mystics and gods into his kingdom, including the sacrifice of children to the pagan god Bethel. 

Looking Back in History

By the time you read this the Jews of the world will celebrate Hanukkah, but most non-Jews do not understand that Hanukkah does not go back to the Torah of Moses, but back to the time of the Maccabees war with the Syrian-Greek King.

Hanukkah, from the Hebrew word for "dedication" or "consecration", marks the re-dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem after its desecration by the forces of Antiochus IV and commemorates the "miracle of the container of oil." According to the Talmud, at the re-dedication following the victory of the Maccabees over the Seleucid Empire, there was only enough consecrated olive oil to fuel the eternal flame in the Temple for one day. Miraculously, the oil burned for eight days, which was the length of time it took to press, prepare and consecrate fresh olive oil.

Hanukkah is also mentioned in 1 Maccabees and 2 Maccabees. 1 Maccabees states: "For eight days they celebrated the rededication of the altar. Then Judah and his brothers and the entire congregation of Israel decreed that the days of the rededication...should be observed...every year...for eight days. (1 Mac.4:56-59)" According to 2 Maccabees, "the Jews celebrated joyfully for eight days as on the feast of Booths."

The martyrdom of Hannah and her seven sons has also been linked to Hanukkah. According to the Talmudic story[1] and Book of Maccabees, a Jewish woman named Hannah and her seven sons were tortured and executed by Antiochus' for refusing to bow down to a statue and eat pork, in violation of Jewish law.

To understand the Jewish feast of Hanukkah, you first need to understand the division of Israel that took place years before. You will notice from the New Testament that the Jews did not like Samaritans, even though Samaritans were also Jews.  Orthodox Jews considered the Samaritans to be heretics and unclean.  Although Christ used the Samaritans as an example of love – even love your enemy, the Samaritan,  Christ never said that they were not heretics.  In fact, we have some idea of their heresy with the woman at the well, who was living with a man who was not her husband. 


The Samaritan heresy itself began centuries before the Machabees with the division of the kingdom of Israel during the reign of Solomon's son, Roboam (also "Rehoboam"), the last King of the United Monarchy, when the ten Northern Tribes revolted and invited Jeroboam to become their king. 

 If Jeroboam had listened to God and remained loyal, his leadership might have been allowed to stand.  However, Jeroboam allowed his lust for power to outrun his scruples and in order to prevent the Northern Tribes from looking to Jerusalem (still under the Davidic leadership of Rehoboam) as the true place of worship, he set up the two idols (golden calves) at Bethel and Dan.  Thus he became distinguished as the man "who made Israel to sin." This policy was followed by all the succeeding kings of Israel.    


The Samaritans have insisted that they are direct descendants of the Northern Israelite tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh, who survived the destruction of the Northern kingdom of Israel by the Assyrians in 722 BC. The inscription of Sargon II records the deportation of a relatively small proportion of the Israelites (27,290, according to the annals), so it is quite possible that a sizable population remained that could identify themselves as Israelites, the term that the Samaritans prefer for themselves.


In the second century BC a particularly bitter series of events eventually led to a revolution.

Antiochus IV Epiphanes was on the throne of the Seleucid Empire from 175 to 163 BC. His determined policy was to Hellenize his entire kingdom and standardize religious observance. He proclaimed himself the incarnation of the Greek god Zeus and mandated death to anyone who refused to worship him (1 Maccabees 1:41-50). A major obstacle to his ambition was the fidelity of the Jews to their historic religion.

The universal peril led the Samaritans, eager for safety, to repudiate all connection and kinship with the Jews. This reminds me of my Newsletter, http://www.unitypublishing.com/Government/NothingToDieFor.htm and the opinion of some people that nothing is worth fighting for or dying for.   

Anyway, the Samaritans sent ambassadors and an epistle asking to be recognized as belonging to the Greek party, and to have their temple on Mt. Gerizim named "The Temple of Jupiter Hellenius".[citation needed] The request was granted. This was evidently the final breach between the two groups indicated in John 4:9, "For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans." 2

Chanukah (Hanukkah) is not a winter solstice holiday, nor a present exchanging Kwanza lite. The Macabees revolted against the Syrian-Greeks only when they tried to squelch Jewish rituals dealing with modesty, holiness and the service of God.

It was when the allies of the Syrian-Greeks, upper class socially liberal Jews, known as Hellenists, embraced the attempted abolition of ritual circumcision, Sabbath, and the Holidays and encouraged young Jews to cavort nude in the gymnasiums they built (Gymnos, the Greek word for nude) that the loyal religious Jews defied their "enlightened", "progressive", "socially liberal" (read libertine) reprobate brethren and sacrificed their lives to prevent the "Hell"enization of Jewish Holiness. Now think about this: enlightened, progressive and socially liberal people who wanted to push nudity and homosexuality on the Jews by law.  I am sure you see the equivalent today.

Anyone who is familiar with ancient Greek culture knows about the centrality of homosexuality in their daily lives. It is obvious that what followed the nudity in the gymnasium and the emphasis on the body, was rampant institutionalized homosexuality, which religious Jews have associated with Amalek's attack on the ancient Jews during their desert sojourn (as stated in the Torah/Bible).

The faithful Jews willingly martyred themselves to defeat the debauchery of that time both heterosexual and homosexual.

Thus Chanukah (Hanukkah) represents the first ever defeat of a world power's homosexual agenda!

Jews use the light of Chanukah (
Hanukkah) to examine their deepest values and decide if these values are consistent with the holiness, morality and traditional Judaism that the Machabees defended with their lives.

The homosexual lifestyle may have been the Syrian-Greek culture but it was always totally rejected by timeless values of Judaism. Chanukah (
Hanukkah) is a time to reject immorality and turn to your Creator for help in re-embracing the holiness of Judaism, represented by the ritual of Bris, the covenant of circumcision, or for Catholics the covenant of Baptism.

Samaritan, Simon Magus

That brings us to the most famous of all Samaritans, Simon Magus, who is referred to by the church Fathers as "the father of all heretics”.  As we know from the Gospels, the Samaritans, who were regarded as Jewish heretics in so far as their beliefs and practices were concerned, constituted a species of "paganized Judaism" and were held in contempt and shunned by traditional Jews who were contemporary with Our Lord.

 The Acts of the Apostles (Chapter 8) is the most authoritative source on the history of Simon Magus' confrontation with none other than St. Peter himself!  http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/acts/acts8.htm#v4

Church Father and Saint, Irenaeus claims that Simon Magus was the source of Gnosticism although some forms of it existed in pre-Christ Samaria. Simon Magus founded the school of moral freedom ('amoralism'). Irenaeus reports that Simon's argument, that those who put their trust in him and his consort Helen, need trouble themselves no further with the biblical prophets or their moral exhortations and are free 'to do what they wish', as men are saved by his grace, and not by their 'righteous works' (adapted from Adversus Haereses, I.23.3).

I will later show the link that the Gnosticism of Simon Magus has to our time and that link is “Do what you wish.”

Simon had a curious attachment to Helen, typically reputed to be a prostitute. Irenaeus reports that the Valentinians, inheritors of Simon Magus, were sexually promiscuous and guilty of taking wives under the pretence of living with them as adopted 'sisters'.

Irenaeus also makes reference to the Valentinian practise of the Bridal Chamber, a ritualistic sacrament in which sexual union is seen as analogous to the activities of the paired syzygies that constitute the Valentinian Pleroma.

Of the Carpocratians Irenaeus makes much the same report: they 'are so abandoned in their recklessness that they claim to have in their power and be able to practise anything whatsoever that is ungodly (irreligious) and impious ... they say that conduct is only good or evil in the eyes of man' (Adversus Haereses, I.25.4).

Irenaeus declares (Adversus Haereses, II, 27, 1. PG, VI, 802) that Gnosticism subjects everything to the caprice of the individual, and makes any fixed rule of faith impossible.

According to Msgr Leon Cristiani in his book EVIDENCE OF SATAN IN THE MODERN WORLD, the founders of the "Mariavites" who practiced so-called "mystic marriage" (orgiastic rituals) were involved with Vintras' successor, the notorious Satanist, Abbe Boullan whose original "partner in crime" was Adele Chevalier, a friend of LaSalette visionary Melanie Calvat.  This does not render LaSalette less authentic, but in the 19th century there were those who sought to hijack LaSalette in the service of their own monarchist political agenda. 

One example involves the Vintras-supported "pretender" Charles Naundorff ( revealed by way a "vision" and "heavenly message" of course ) who even succeeded in fooling the Pope( !!! ) with his claims of being Louis XVII, the Pretender to the throne of France who was believed to have died in the Temple after the murder of his father, Louis XVI, and mother, Marie Antoinette in 1793!

Links to False Apparitions and Charismatics

The Gnostics professed to impart a knowledge "greater and deeper" than the ordinary doctrine of Christians. This knowledge, to those who were capable of it, was the means of redemption; indeed, in most of the Gnostics systems it was the one and sufficient passport to perfect bliss.

But it kept the resemblance of Christianity for in nearly all the Gnostic systems Christ occupied a central place. Without its Christian element, it could not have entered into such close conflict with the Church; without its mythological garb, it would have missed its popularity.

Above all, the central idea of Gnosticism (a knowledge superior to and independent of faith) made it welcome to many who were half-converted from paganism to Christianity. According to gnostics, faith was for the multitude, knowledge for the few.

Now what we have here is personal knowledge (private revelation) that to the Gnostics was superior to the law of the Church, and linked to this was the idea that since they were special, laws of morality did not effect them.

Where you can find this same false theology today is within the Charismatic movement, both Protestant and Catholic.  I am not implying that all Charismatics have loose morals, but when you have the “Holy Spirit” you have the makings of the spiritual pride that makes you think that whatsoever you do cannot be sin. 

I think that most of the followers of these false apparitions or movements are innocent victims but those who founded these movements or started these false apparitions seem to know what they are doing.  For this reason I am inclined to think they studied some form of mystical Satanic arts in order to be so successful in this.  For this reason I have looked into other Gnostic and Satanic movements in the last 100 years.

One of these Satanic Movements that have infiltrated the Catholic Church is Freudian and Carl Jung Psychology and its links to Gnosticism.     

Another of these Satanic Movements in our time seems to be a possible source of the New Age Gnosticism that has infiltrated the Catholic Church, either because the books are so plentiful or simply a Satanic connection. That movement is Ordo Templi Orientis or OTO.

Psychology and Gnosticism

Carl Jung may have been involved with the Gnostic Church.  He has been described as "the father of neo-gnositcism."  Given the reliance of our Catholic bishops on the pronunciamentos of certain leaders of the psychiatric community concerning the rehabilitation and recycling of predatory homosexuals and pedophiles, Carl Jung's involvement with the occult and possibly the Gnostic Church is significant.  The excerpt from the following article is instructive: http://www.gnostique.net/ecclesia/EG.htm or http://www.gnostique.net/ecclesia/EG_II.htm

At a Charismatic conference at a large Assembly of God church near Chicago, a Roman Catholic priest invited the huge gathering to participate in an "inner healing" experience. Using visualization, he regressed the group into various past stages of life from birth to the present, asking them to bring into memory traumatic experiences. As he guided the imagery, causing sobs, weeping, and cries of anguish to emanate from the people, he encouraged them to visualize the image of Jesus being present in each traumatic event, bringing his love and healing into the experience.

"Where in the world did he get this from?" read Inner Healing: Deliverance or Deception He got if from the theories and philosophy of psychiatrist Dr. Carl G. Jung.

Agnes Sanford, who is regarded as the mother of the inner healing movement, often quoted the teachings and theories of Jung to support her inner healing teaching, especially in her book The Healing Gifts of the Spirit. It seems that Agnes Sanford was highly influenced by her son, an Episcopalian priest, John A. Sanford, and her pastor, also an Episcopalian priest, Morton T. Kelsey, who were both Zurich trained (the home of the Jung Institute) Jungian analysts.

The experience of inner healing was only one part of a wider psychological mysticism built upon the theories of Jung and being visited upon unsuspecting Christians, Protestants and Catholics alike. In order to understand this psychological mysticism, we need to first grapple with the theories of Dr. Carl Gustav Jung.

In the early part of this century, Carl Jung was a cohort of Sigmund Freud and his hand-picked successor, but their relationship was short-lived. Jung separated from Freud over the issue of the content of the unconscious mind. While Freud believed that the unconscious contained repressed sexual content, Jung theorized, on the basis of his experience, that it also contained religious, mythical content. Freud admonished his young disciple not to abandon the sexual theory but to raise it up as a "bulwark against the black mud of Occultism." (13) Freud was prophetic!

Jung also added a new dimension to the Freudian unconscious which he called "the collective unconscious." He theorized that all humanity, past and present, were connected on an unconscious plane. Therefore, deep within each individual was the collective wisdom of the ages, including all religious, mythical content.

According to occultists and New Age advocates, Jung placed a "scientific" footing under occult phenomena and mystical experience. Jung was deeply involved in the occult and did his doctoral thesis on parapsychology. He also was interested in Catholic mysticism and conducted seminars on the teachings of Ignatius Loyola.

Jung described the content of the collective unconscious as "archetypes" realities held in common by all humanity. He spoke of the warrior, the mother, the wise old man, the self, God etc. as archetypes that often burst into consciousness via dreams and mental images.

According to his disciples, Jung’s greatest discovery was the use of active imagination or visualization as a means of reaching the content of the collective unconscious. After his traumatic break with Freud, Jung spent seven years claiming to have explored the content of the unconscious via visualization. He journalized his results in his infamous "Red Book." Some suggest that Jung, rather than journeying into the unconscious, was actually experiencing a psychotic breakdown.

Jung claimed that the images that emerged into his consciousness had a life of their own. He had made contact with his own spirit-guide "Philemon" who brought greater wisdom into his life. Using the terminology of theologian Rudolf Otto, Jung described the visualized images as "numinous," meaning they possessed a spiritual reality.

Inner healing teachers, picking up on Jung’s description of his images, teach that the image of Jesus brought into past traumatic experiences is not a product of fantasy or imagination, but is actually the real, spiritual presence of Jesus himself. Popular inner healing teacher Rita Bennett tells the story of a woman who was "saved" by encountering the visualized image of Jesus." (14) Whatever happened to preaching the Gospel?

Carl Jung’s teachings on visualization have become the framework for not only the inner healing movement but also the wide proliferation of psychological mysticism in the Christian church. At present, there are many Christian teachers, ministers and priests promoting the technique of visualizing Jesus. Most probably do not have a clue as to its source. Originally, in the 70’s and 80’s, in addition to the inner healing teachers, mystical visualization was promoted in the church through the writings of Episcopalian priest Morton Kelsey, Quaker Richard Foster, and Charismatic Mark Virkler.  http://www.issuesetc.org/resource/journals/v1n9.htm

Jung had “spirit guides”, one of whom was named “Philemon”. Jung observed that “Philemon and other figures of my fantasies brought home to me the crucial insight that there are things in the psyche which I do not produce, but which produce themselves and have their own life. Philemon represented a force that was not myself. In my fantasies I held conversations with him, and he said things which I had not consciously thought. […] Psychologically, Philemon represented superior insight.” To anyone else, Philemon might be a figment of Jung’s imagination, or evidence of his madness. But Jung felt that Philemon was real – yet somehow dead, and somehow “talking” to Jung – to Jung’s mind. http://www.philipcoppens.com/jung.html

Now we have “Interior Locutions”, just the imagination of the self-proclaimed mystic and this comes from Jung.

Ordo Templi Orientis

Most people remember a young man who shot up two churches in Colorado recently and if it was not for one brave woman, he would have killed hundreds instead of five.  What you might not know is that Matthew J. Murray, the shooter in the two recent incidents was a Minerval initiate of Ad Astra Oasis, a branch of Ordo Templi Orientis.  Murray would sign off on his webpage [MySpace] as "Mister Crowley” and  considered Aleister Crowley as amongst his heroes! Aleister Crowley is the founder of Ordo Templi Orientis.

His involvement with Ad Astra Oasis was from sometime in 2005 until October 2007. He joined the Later Day Saints (Mormons) in 2006. Ad Astra Oasis may have undermined his attachment to Mormonism. The fact that he was subject to hearing voices could either be strictly psychological, or a sign of demonic communication or influence. http://voice-of-deseret.blogspot.com/  Let us look into his hero, Aleister Crowlley.

Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.) (Order of the Temple of the East, or the Order of Oriental Templars) is an international fraternal and religious organization founded at the beginning of the 20th century. Originally it was intended to be tied to and modeled on Freemasonry,[1] but under the leadship of Aleister Crowley was reorganized based on the Law of Thelema as its central religious and organizational principle.

This Law— “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Love is the law, love under will.”

—was established in 1904 with the writing down of The Book of the Law by Aleister Crowley. Similar to many secret societies, O.T.O. membership is based on an initiatory system with a series of degree ceremonies that use ritual drama to establish fraternal bonds and impart spiritual and philosophical teachings.

O.T.O. also includes the Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica (EGC) or Gnostic Catholic Church, which is the ecclesiastical arm of the Order. Its central rite, which is public, is called Liber XV, or the Gnostic Mass.

O.T.O. claims over 3000 members in 58 countries; about half of these are in the United States.

O.T.O. was described by Crowley as the "first of the great Old Æon orders to accept The Book of the Law". O.T.O. originally borrowed ritual material from irregular Masonic organizations,[2] and although some related symbolism and language is in use, the context has changed to Thelema and its tenets.

"The Order offers esoteric instruction through dramatic ritual, guidance in a system of illuminated ethics, and fellowship among aspirants to the Great Work of realizing the divine in the human"[3]

O.T.O. has two core areas of ritual activity: initiation into the Mysteries, and the celebration of Liber XV, the Gnostic Mass. In addition, the Order organizes lectures, classes, social events, theatrical productions and artistic exhibitions; publishes books and journals; and provides instruction in Hermetic science, yoga, and magick.

   “K” added to magic has other magical implications: it corresponds to the power or shakti aspect of creative energy, for “K” is the ancient Egyptian khu, the magical power. Specifically, it stands for kteis (vagina), the complement to the wand (or phallus) which is used by the Magician in certain aspects of the Great Work."

Crowley wrote in his Confessions, "the O.T.O. is in possession of one supreme secret.

Adoration of the phallus as the microcosmic counterpart to the sun is taught in this degree, including the creation of a personal 'chapel' which contains a sculpture of a phallus in silver, bronze, or another such substance.[7]

Masturbatory or autosexual magical techniques were taught, referred as the Lesser Work of Sol[7][8] - Initiate of the Sanctuary of the Gnosis - Heterosexual magical techniques were taught[8] - Rex Summus Sanctissimus - Initiate of the Eleventh Degree (This degree is technical, and has no relation to the general plan of the Order) - Anal intercourse techniques as sexual and magical[8] - Frater Superior, and Outer Head of the Order

Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica, or Gnostic Catholic Church, is the ecclesiastical arm of O.T.O. Its central activity is the celebration of Liber XV, The Gnostic Mass. In recent years, other rites have been written and approved for use within the church. These include Baptism, Confirmation (into the Laity), and Ordination (for Deacons, Priests & Priestesses, and Bishops), and Last Rites. There are also several "unofficial" rituals that are celebrated within the context of E.G.C., including Weddings, Visitation and Administration of the Virtues to the Sick, Exorcism, and Rites for Life and Greater Feasts.

Now when you see the great infiltration of pedophiles and homosexuals into the Catholic Church, and the doctrine of the OT O, do you not wonder about the links this may have to some Catholic Bishops and priests and even to some of the new movements, like the Charismatics and the rise of personal revelation?

Notes on OTO:

The early history of the O.T.O. is difficult to trace reliably. It originated in Germany or Austria between 1895 and 1906.[10] Its apparent founder was Carl Kellner (probably with the German spelling Karl)[10], a wealthy German industrialist, in 1895 (although nothing is known of the Order until 1904).[11]

Theodor Reuss (1855-1923) collaborated with Kellner in creating O.T.O., and succeeded him as head of the O.T.O. after Kellner's death. Under Reuss, charters were given to occult brotherhoods in France, Denmark, Switzerland, the U.S.A. and Austria. There were nine degrees, of which the first six were Masonic.[11]

In 1902, Reuss, along with Franz Hartmann and Henry Klein, purchased the right to perform the Rite of Memphis and Mizraim of Freemasonry (which is considered irregular by most Masonic Grand Lodges and Grand Orients), the authority of which was confirmed in 1904 and again in 1905.[citation needed] These rites, along with the Swedenborgian Rite (also considered irregular), formed the core of the newly established Order.[citation needed]

Reuss met Aleister Crowley and in 1910 admitted him to the three degrees of O.T.O. Only two years later, Crowley was placed in charge of Great Britain and Ireland, and was advanced to the X°. The appointment included the opening of the British section of the O.T.O. , which was called Mysteria Mystica Maxima.[11] Crowley then went to Berlin to obtain the instructional manuscripts and also the title of Supreme and Holy King of Ireland, Iona and all the Britains within the Sanctuary of the Gnosis.[11] Within the year Crowley had written the Manifesto of the M∴M∴M∴ which described the basic ten-degree system with Kellner’s three degree Academia Masonica forming the VII°, VIII° and IX°.

In 1913, Crowley composed the Gnostic Mass while in Moscow, which he described as being the Order’s “central ceremony of its public and private celebration.” In 1914, soon after World War I broke out, he moved to America. It was around this time that he decided to integrate Thelema into the O.T.O. system, and in 1915 had revised rituals prepared for use in his M∴M∴M∴

In 1917, Reuss wrote a Synopsis of Degrees of O.T.O. in which the 3° was listed as "Craft of Masonry" and listed the initiations involved as "Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft, Master Mason" and elaborated on this with "Full instruction in Craft Masonry, including the Catechism of the first three degrees, and an explanation of all the various Masonic systems." The same document shows that the 4° of O.T.O. is also known as the Holy Royal Arch of Enoch. It was summarized by Reuss as the Degree of "Scotch Masonry", equivalent to "Scotch Mason, Knight of St. Andrew, Royal Arch", and he described it as "Full instruction in the Scottish degrees of Ancient and Accepted Masonry."[2][12]

In 1919, Crowley attempted to work this Masonic based O.T.O. in Detroit, Michigan. The result was that he was rebuffed by the Council of the Scottish rite on the basis that the O.T.O rituals were too similar to orthodox Masonry.

During WWII, the European branches of O.T.O. were either destroyed or driven underground. By the end of the war, the only surviving O.T.O. body was Agapé Lodge in California, although there were various initiates in different countries.

  • Aleister Crowley and O.T.O. are frequently labeled as "evil." Several Christian churches consider O.T.O. to be Satanic, although the tenets of Thelema do not include Satan or his worship.
  • According to some, such as P. R. Koenig, Aleister Crowley and his system are misogynistic:

"Crowley saw no use in the vaginal fluids nor did he think that women are divine, therefore he could not imagine lesbian sexmagick. He believed that 'man is the guardian of the Life of God; woman but a temporary expedient; a shrine indeed for the God, but not the God.' ==> Women exist for the use of men. His ideal female: 'robust, vigorous, eager, sensible, hot and healthy.' [17] That is to say, his interest was in the woman's body and he wanted no spiritual or intellectual participation from her."[18]

Other Links to study:


http://user.cyberlink.ch/~koenig/hallo.htm  (there is a search engine on this page)

 Here is a page from the Koenig site containing key information on OTO.















Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor - prelude to OTO


Hermetic Brotherhood of Light probably the same group as Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor


More on Max Theon.








Here are some related articles.




















http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodor_Reuss (includes chapter on Reuss' meeting with Crowley)









The Vilatte/Necedah connection